Billy "Red" Love & His Orchestra - Chess 1508 (1951)

Unofficially chosen to replicate the success of Jackie Brenston's (or more so, Ike Turner's) single, Rocket 88, Sam Phillips recorded several Billy "Red" Love tracks at Memphis Recording Service...which would later become the legendary Sun Studio.

While Love did not reach anywhere near the level of Rocket 88 (what could?), Drop Top can evoke that familiar rocking rhythm.

Recorded in Memphis on July 31, 1951.

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