Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, and emerged in the early s. Other important influences on rockabilly include western swing, boogie woogie, and rhythm and blues. Although there are notable exceptions, its origins lie primarily in the southern United States. The influence and popularity of the style waned in the s, but during the late s and early s, rockabilly enjoyed a major revival of popularity that has endured to the present, often within a rockabilly subculture. There was a close relationship between the blues and country music from the very earliest country recordings in the s. During the s and s, two new sounds emerged. The demonstrative Maddoxes, helped loosen up the traditional motions of stage decorum… more and more younger white artists began to behave on stage like the lively Maddoxes. But of more historical significance was something that was going on backstage in the dressing rooms. Every Saturday night in , the dressing rooms backstage were a gathering place where musicians would come together and experiment with new sounds — mixing fast country, gospel, blues and boogie woogie. Soon these new sounds began to make their way out onto the stage of the Jamboree where they found a very receptive audience.
Top 11 Covers of Rockabilly Songs
Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music. It dates back to the early s in the United States, especially the South. As a genre it blends the sound of Western musical styles such as country with that of rhythm and blues ,   leading to what is considered "classic" rock and roll.
As we all know, The Baseballs were a swing-and-a-miss! Just as long as they keep it in their rooms and off the internet. Being somewhat along the same lines as The Baseballs, a band covering modern songs, with a rockabilly twist, this band really seems to have gotten it right. Taking a modern song, give it that rockabilly sound, and make it good. Those covers made me hate life, for as long as that CD was playing! Well, not really.
The Johnny Burnette Trio made it a rockabilly hit in The tune featured one of the earliest examples of a distorted guitar solo. Guitarist Paul Burlison said he discovered the effect when a tube was dislodged after dropping his amplifier. The Yardbirds, with lead guitarist Jeff Beck, recorded their version in Aerosmith made the song a staple of classic rock radio when they released their take in for their second album, Get Your Wings. I am blessed.