All Pimps Look Alike to Me
From WFMU.org: Unbleached Ernest Hogan was a black man from Bowling Green, Kentucky. He took "All Pimps" and made it "All Coons"; he died in 1909 and was never recorded, but Arthur Collins (1864-1933) recorded the tune in 1899 and it's considered by some to be the First Rock 'n' Roll Record (Listen). Dave Wondrich describes it thus: "'All Coons' is a thoroughly modern record so modern, in fact, that the first six notes of the chorus riff are rhythmically identical to the verse from "Satisfaction." And like "Satisfaction," the tempo is fast but not too fast to stomp. And it's short in and out in two minutes and four seconds. As for the sound-the state of the art a hundred years ago was a process similar to the two-juice-cans-and-a-string we all played with in the days before kids had beepers and cell phones."