In Los Angeles, Roy Brown's fusion of
the emotional melisma of gospel music and
the pathetic wail of pop crooning
in Good Rockin' Tonite (1947), sung by Wynonie Harris and featuring the backbeat rhythm, and later retitled Rockin' at Midnight,
Boogie At Midnight (1949),
Miss Fanny Brown (1949),
Cadillac Baby (1950),
marked the appropriation of religious ecstasy by pagan performers.
His melodramatic peak was
the terrifying Hard Luck Blues (1950).
During the 1950s he continued to deliver effervescent party dances, such as
Rock-A-Bye Baby (1951),
Ain't No Rockin' No More (1953),
Hurry Hurry Baby (1953).
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