Watch the Rock & Roll Swing online guitar lesson by Jasper Mortier from 50 Blues Bass Licks You Must Know
If you talk about piano in Rhythm and Blues, you talk about Little Richard. He stood at the basis changing more or less standard shuffles into exciting driving Rock and Roll rhythms. This is a totally piano based rhythm. Listen to the forward motion, first created by the typical boogie style of the piano and enhanced by - in this case - the horns. Drums and bass have to follow that feel. This is what created Rock & Roll people! Lucille is a clear example of the shuffle mutating in more of a straight beat. Master drummer Earl palmer is often credited for creating this feel, but he claims he could only but follow Little Richard's strong right hand.