Horton Heat and others playing the music and living the life from Memphis to Helsinki to Tokyo. Born out of Elvis Presley s improvisational cut of That s All Right recorded at Sun Records in , Rockabilly s time under the spotlight was brief, but its reverberating influence still rings true. This illustrated history, much like the music, is a frantic journey, full of passion and charisma.
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A blend of bluegrass, jazz, and Hillbilly that predates both rock n roll and country, the origins of the term Rockabilly eludes even its most famous figures. Interviews with lesser known musicians like Charlie Feathers give the story a personal touch. In varying manifestations, bona fide Rockabilly principles have endured from the s European revival, through the brash Psychobilly of The Stray Cats and The Cramps, and on to the current new wave.
The history of Rockabilly is fraught with drama and this book captures some of those moments. I joined in with just a rhythm vamp. Sam was in the control room, the door was open.
The best thing for the uninitiated is a trip to You Tube with a list of classic Rockabilly titles in hand see below. May 15, Michael rated it really liked it.
This book filled in the gaps on some of the smaller acts that I was unaware. It covers the start of rockabilly- with Elvis, Johnny, Jerry and Roy, among others. It also shows the economic and social conditions that bred rockabilly. How the term came to be the original musicians didn't use the term as such , and how it then got co-opted by the major labels. Heaps of photos and poster reproductions that are gorgeo This book filled in the gaps on some of the smaller acts that I was unaware. Heaps of photos and poster reproductions that are gorgeous.
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For lovers of musical history - especially of rock and roll, country and blues. Apr 23, Bill Sleeman rated it really liked it Shelves: music-history. A very solid overview of the genre. The images and the many interviews with current artist of the style really makes this book rock. I would have liked to have seen some discussion of the influence of rockabilly on the Bakersfield sound but I also know that is open to question If it came with a CD of tunes that would have been perfect! Glad I have my own Apr 17, Mills College Library added it. Jul 14, Ashley rated it it was amazing.
I was recently given this book and it has been excellent breakfast reading.
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It's a great way to start the day. Mar 22, Ryan Atwood rated it it was amazing. Fun read about the history of one of my favorite genres.
A lot of information here with some fun stuff written by some of the legends themselves and a bunch of great pictures. Nov 01, G-E rated it really liked it Shelves: owned-books , read-arts. Dec 01, JoHnny Haddo rated it it was amazing Shelves: a-must-read.
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