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Move It On Over

When Six Feet Under first aired in the early 2000s, it was appointment viewing for me. Sunday night at 10pm I was there. I loved that show.

My wife had never seen the show that currently ranks as my second favourite series of all-time, so last month we started watching an episode a night. We just started season four, but in the season three finale, there's a happy scene in the Fisher's kitchen with Ruth and George dancing to Hank Williams' Move It On Over.

Move It On Over, written and performed by Hank Williams, goes all the way back to 1947. 1947! Did you hear it? To my untrained ears, that's rock and roll. We're seven years before the release of Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets, but you can totally hear that song in Hank's jam.

The debate as to what song is the first example of rock and roll has been going on for decades, with several popular contenders, but when I heard Hank the other day, and learned it was from '47, I was blown away.

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