playlist courtesy of The Dr. Demento Show

Dr. Demento's Roots Of Rock - October 9, 1987

NOTE: This was a demo for a proposed daily series of short segments. It never aired and the series was not produced beyond this demo.

Special Topic: the sound of New Orleans

My Blue Heaven - Fats Domino
Tipitina (excerpt) - Professor Longhair
Don't You Just Know It - Huey (Piano) Smith & The Clowns
Working In The Coal Mine - Lee Dorsey
next: take some requests; our weekly trivia quiz

Special Topic: open up the request lines; a little trivia quiz about one of the great slow dance songs of the early 60s

TRIVIA QUIZ: This song was the answer to another song. What song was it? (Answer: A Thousand Miles Away - The Heartbeats)
Daddy's Home - Shep & The Limelites
Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison & The Candy Men
It's Gonna Work Out Fine - Ike & Tina Turner
next: salute some of rock 'n' roll's great guitar men

Special Topic: a salute to some of rock 'n' roll's greatest guitar men

Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Guitar Boogie (excerpt) - Arthur Smith w/ His Cracker-Jacks
T-Bone Shuffle (excerpt) - T-Bone Walker & His Guitar
Mona (early fade) - Bo Diddley
Rebel-'Rouser (excerpt) - Duane Eddy
Guitar Man (original version) - Elvis Presley
next: take some requests; the amazing and amusing story behind one of the real rock 'n' roll standards

Special Topic: some requests; the story behind the creation of one of the real rock 'n' roll standards

Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
Screamin' Jay Hawkins interview (from Dr. Demento Show 86-11)
I Put A Spell On You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Gypsy Woman - The Impressions
next: salute our artist of the week, Sam Cooke

Special Topic: our artist of the week, Sam Cooke

Jesus Gave Me Water (excerpt) - The Soul Stirrers
Touch The Hem Of His Garment (excerpt) - The Soul Stirrers
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
The Best Things In Life Are Free (live) (excerpt) - Sam Cooke
Bring It On Home To Me (live) - Sam Cooke
next: the little-known original versions of some songs made famous by Led Zeppelin