Jackie Brenston

Profile:
American R&B singer and saxophonist.
Best known for his 1951 recording of the pioneering song "Rocket 88", often referred to as the 'first' Rock & Roll song.
Recorded in Memphis by Sam Phillips (2) by Ike Turner's band, Brenston sang the lead vocals and was credited with authorship.
Chess Records in Chicago released the song as by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats and it was #1 on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart for over a month. He passed away from a fatal heart attack at age 51.

Born: 15 (or) 24 August 1930 in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
Died: 15 November 1979 in Memphis, Tennessee (or) 15 December 1979 in Memphis (DeSoto County), Mississippi.
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Singles & EPs

1496 Jackie Brenston - Hi, Ho Baby / Leo The Louse album art Jackie Brenston And Edna McRaney With The Delta Cats* Jackie Brenston And Edna McRaney With The Delta Cats* - Hi, Ho Baby / Leo The Louse(Shellac, 10") Chess 1496 US 1952 Sell This Version
45-12291 Jackie Brenston - Much Later / The Mistreater album art Jackie Brenston With Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm Jackie Brenston With Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm - Much Later / The Mistreater(7", Single) Federal (5) 45-12291 US 1957 Sell This Version
Jackie Brenston With Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm Jackie Brenston With Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm - What Can It Be / Gonna Wait For My Chance (Single) Federal (5) US 1957 Sell This Version
736 Jackie Brenston - Trouble Up The Road / You Ain't The One album art Jackie Brensten*, Ike Turner & Orch.* Jackie Brensten*, Ike Turner & Orch.* - Trouble Up The Road / You Ain't The One(7", Promo) Sue Records Inc. 736 US 1961 Sell This Version
Jackie Brenston - Got My Mojo Working / Rocket 88 album art Muddy Waters / Jackie Brenston Muddy Waters / Jackie Brenston - Got My Mojo Working / Rocket 88 (Single) Chess US Unknown Sell This Version
Jackie Brenston - Independent Woman / Mumbles Blues album art Jackie Brenson* / Paul Bascombe* Jackie Brenson* / Paul Bascombe* - Independent Woman / Mumbles Blues Back To Back Oldies Gold Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
SR 991 Jackie Brenston - Trouble Up The Road album art Jackie Brensten* With Ike Turner's Orchestra* Jackie Brensten* With Ike Turner's Orchestra* - Trouble Up The Road(7") Sue Records Inc. SR 991 US Unknown Sell This Version
27-244 Jackie Brenston - Down In My Heart album art Jackie Brenston, Earl Hooker & Band Jackie Brenston, Earl Hooker & Band - Down In My Heart(7", Single) Mel-Lon Records 27-244 US Unknown Sell This Version
Recording Blank Jackie Brenson* / Larry Liggett Jackie Brenson* / Larry Liggett - Independent Woman / That Man Is Walking(7") Emidisc (2) Recording Blank UK Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Jackie Brenston - Rocket 88 album art Jackie Brenston Rocket 88 (Comp) Chess UK 1991 Sell This Version
INTRO CD 2048 Jackie Brenston - A Proper Introduction To Ike Turner/Jackie Brenston album art Ike Turner / Jackie Brenston Ike Turner / Jackie Brenston - A Proper Introduction To Ike Turner/Jackie Brenston(CD, Comp) Proper Records (2) INTRO CD 2048 UK 2004 Sell This Version
CR Band 25 Jackie Brenston - The Mistreater album art Jackie Brenston The Mistreater(CD, Comp) Rev-Ola Bandstand CR Band 25 UK 2007 Sell This Version
314 Jackie Brenston - Complete Recordings And All The Chart Hits album art Jesse Thomas (2)Jimmy Lewis*Jackie Brenston Jesse Thomas (2)Jimmy Lewis*Jackie Brenston - Complete Recordings And All The Chart Hits(3xCD, Comp) Blues Blast 314 Japan Unknown Sell This Version