By Michael Dregni
It was once the twang heard ’round the realm: Rockabilly used to be born out of kingdom, bluegrass, jazz, and the blues within the Fifties, turning into rock ‘n’ roll and ruling the realm. Here’s the tale of Elvis Presley’s first sunlight files that encouraged all. And here’s Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny funds, Roy Orbison, and plenty of extra rockabillies from the golden years of 1955—1959, in a publication chock packed with pictures, collectible memorabilia, motion picture posters, infrequent files, type, and insurgent way of life. the tale keeps this present day, with a rockabilly revival that all started with stars, corresponding to the Stray Cats and Robert Gordon, spreading worldwide from Europe to Japan. at the present time, rockabilly is healthier than ever, with bands like Rev. Horton warmth and others enjoying the track and residing the lifestyles from Memphis to Helsinki to Tokyo. There’s nonetheless sturdy rockin’ this night!
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Additional resources for Rockabilly: The Twang Heard 'Round the World: The Illustrated History
Thus did the Perkins Brothers band name recede into history, to be replaced simply with "Carl Perkins" on the label and in concert bookings. At the same time, "Fluke" Holland bought his first set of drums, which would lead eventually to him being referred to as "the first rock 'n' roll drummer" by Johnny Cash, his eventual employer for more than three decades after Holland left Carl's band. Released in February 1955, "Movie Magg"I"Turn Around" had picked up some promising airplay in the south (and in Memphis had been embraced by the town's most important disc jockey, WHBQ's wild man Dewey Phillips, the first to play Elvis on the air).
Were transCarl Perkins rocks out on "Glad All Over" for the movie Jamboree with his band, back of Take 2, Carl formed into the exuberfrom left, Clayton Perkins, Carl, W. S. "Fluke" Holland, and Jay Perkins. " suddenly sensed the magic that had so capti(in recent years stories have surfaced in which reporters have attributed this lyrical vated Phillips, and his objections faded away. Take 2 was beautiful: "I felt I had the best rockabilly song I had ever change to a suggestion from Sam, but such a claim was never asserted in either Carl's or Sam's lifetimes), and the superwritten.
Sam was a good sound man. He'd fooled with it for a good while in sculpting this new music-country, blues, R&B, western swing, even pop. A third take proved mediocre, closer before he started making records with us, fooled with it with blues people, and he knew about recording. Sun Records in feel and performance to the first than the second. Carl had a little different sound to 'em. And it wasn't the room, picked a rousing second solo, as he had done on the previous takes, and shouted out, "Yeeeeaahh, them blue suede it was the players and the equipment he had.
Rockabilly: The Twang Heard 'Round the World: The Illustrated History by Michael Dregni