Ray Charles in 1954. There isn't much cooler than that. Check this one, "Greenbacks". It's from a great post, A Brief History of American Roots Music, over at Rubber City Review. Twenty or so songs with brief descriptions, starting with old blues, chronologically through the Cramps and beyond. Sonics, J.B., Muddy Waters, a little bit of everything, all good. I just happened to dig this one.
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Ray Charles - Greenbacks mp3 at Rubber City Review
A Brief History of American Roots Music at Rubber City Review 21 more songs and blurbs aplenty