Category Archives: Rockabilly

ELVIS: Sun in Vegas

by Tony G. Marshall A rare and fascinating public moment occurred as Elvis Presley began a brief reflective backtrack to his musical roots from the stage of the Las Vegas Hilton when he saw someone in the audience holding a copy of the then recently … Continue reading

Posted in Album, Blues, Country, Guitar, Live, Music, musician, Pop, Recording, Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly, Studio | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BILL HALEY: Saddlemen and Comets

by Tony G. Marshall My first taste of the rock n’ roll music of Bill Haley and His Comets came via the original opening theme of the nostalgic American comedy series, “Happy Days” (1974 – 1984) namely “Rock Around The Clock” … Continue reading

Posted in Album, Music, musician, Recording, Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

RICHARD, CHARLES & JILES: The Original Albums

The ‘triple’ Rock ‘n’ Roll tragedy that was eventually labelled “The Day The Music Died” encompasses the passing of a trio of pioneering greats who have been the subject of many “how much greater they could have been…” conversations around the world since … Continue reading

Posted in Album, Artist, Blues, CD, Country, Folk, Guitar, Live, mp3, Music, musician, Pop, Recording, Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly, Studio | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ELVIS PRESLEY’S Guitars | Official Graceland Blog

Elvis Presley’s Guitars Posted by Elvis Presley’s Graceland on Dec 30, 2015 It’s hard to picture Elvis Presley without a guitar in his hand.From his iconic first album cover to his many movies, from the ’68 Special to “Aloha from … Continue reading

Posted in Guitar, Music, Pop, Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘SAM PHILLIPS: The Man Who Invented Rock ’n’ Roll,’ by Peter Guralnick – The New York Times

Five hundred forty-one pages into Peter Guralnick’s 763-page biography of Sam Phillips, the impresario enshrined in the subtitle as “the man who invented rock ’n’ roll,” we get the moment when many people probably saw Phillips for the first time. … Continue reading

Posted in Blues, Book, Country, Folk, Gospel, Music, Pop, Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

GREIL MARCUS: ‘Mystery Train’ at 40 | Rolling Stone

A Conversation With Greil Marcus: ‘Mystery Train’ Keeps Rolling at 40. “These artists just keep reverberating,” says Marcus of figures that populate landmark 1975 work BY ROB SHEFFIELD October 19, 2015 Source: A Conversation With Greil Marcus: ‘Mystery Train’ at … Continue reading

Posted in Author, Bluegrass, Blues, Folk, Music, Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly, Writer | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ELVIS PRESLEY: How he built rock ‘n’ roll on his self-titled debut | Record Bin | Nooga.com

By JOSHUA PICKARD  During the course of any reasonable discussion about the history of modern music, there are always going to be a few names that pop up again and again—Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Robert Johnson and Elvis Presley spring … Continue reading

Posted in Album, Blues, CD, Country, Music, Pop, Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly, Studio | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘SHAKY’ and THE SUNSETS: Legends in the ‘Rockhouse’

“Long before the Stray Cats, Matchbox, Polecats, Jets and all the now well known Rockabilly bands, there was Shakin’ Stevens and The Sunsets. Their music was Rockabilly.” – Paul Barrett, 1981. The late 60’s and early 70’s Rock ‘n’ Roll … Continue reading

Posted in Blues, Concert, Live, Music, Pop, Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

THE JUKEBOX: Put Another Nickel In… | uDiscover

“We had these little juke joints, little taverns at that time. On a weekend there was this little place in the alley that would stay open all night. We called them Saturday night fish fries, they had two or three … Continue reading

Posted in Album, Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Folk, Gospel, Instrument, Instrumental, Jazz, Music, Pop, Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly, Song, Soul | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SO JUST WHAT WAS THE FIRST ROCK ‘N’ ROLL RECORD? – uDiscover

“My man rocks me with one steady roll.” – Trixie Smith, 1922 Rock and roll is as old as mankind and the first rock ‘n’ roll record was Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats’ ‘Rocket 88’ recorded at Sam Phillips’ … Continue reading

Posted in 45rpm vinyl single, Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Folk, Gospel, Guitar, Instrument, Instrumental, Jazz, Music, Pop, Presentation, Production, Radio, Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly, Song, Soul | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment