The life of this week's song is the story of an entire musical genre. “Rocket 88” was a hit in for Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats. the music from war time 40s going to go into an early 50s change. Maybe Rocket 88 had been the first Rock'n' Roll, since the music styles border is really a thin. Today we're looking at "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston and the Delta Cats. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a. Rocket 88 was a hit in for Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats. Brenston was a saxophonist, the Delta Cats an R&B band led by Ike Turner. Rocket 88 Lyrics: You may have heard of jalopies / You heard the noise they make / Let me introduce you to my Rocket '88 / Yes it's great, just won't wait. "Rocket 88" (originally written as Rocket "88") is a rhythm and blues song that was first recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 3 or 5, (accounts differ ). The recording was credited to Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats, who were. This song's story is a roller coaster, being recorded by Ike Turner and his band, of which Brenston was a member, in March at Memphis Recording Service. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Rocket "88" on Discogs.