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Why Does Rockabilly Music Move You?

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue If you’re like me, whenever you hear a good rockabilly song, you have to  smile. There’s something about rockabilly that makes you feel good in a way that  no other musical genre … Continue reading

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Rockabilly’s Sun Studios Influenced the Lives of Virtually All Fans of Rock and Roll

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue Whether they know it or not, virtually every fan of rock music from the 50s  straight through to today has felt the influence of the tiny Memphis-based  record company Sun Studios. Started … Continue reading

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Five Starday Rockabilly Recordings That You Should Listen To

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue Starday Records was mainly a country and western label when the rockabilly  craze hit in 1954. Seeing an opportunity to cash in on the new music craze,  Starday signed many rockabilly artists. … Continue reading

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Five Obscure Rockabilly Classics You Should Know

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue One of the ways to have the most fun with rockabilly is to seek out the  obscure artists and songs. OK, it’s true: rockabilly is a pretty obscure genre  as it is–most … Continue reading

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What Makes a Great Rockabilly Song?

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue As a song writer, I’ve written many rockabilly songs. Some of them have been  fairly good (in my opinion!), some admittedly not so great. Many of my songs  I’ve played in live … Continue reading

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Obscure Rockabilly Musicians Beat Around the Edges

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue I suppose you could say that rockabilly itself is obscure, but even many of  us who know and love the wild form of early rock and roll music really know only  the … Continue reading

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Elvis Presley & The Birth of Rockabilly

Written By Max Gibson, Featured Writer, Fresh Jive Loud, fast, irreverent and fun. Those words and many more characterize the essence of Rockabilly music in the 1950s. An amalgamation of rhythm & blues, western swing, boogie woogie and country, it … Continue reading

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Chris Isaak: Beyond the Sun – review

by Caroline Sullivan, Featured Writer, The Guardian Every musician has an album they’ve “always wanted to make”, and this is Chris Isaak’s: a 19-track behemoth of (mainly) Sun Records covers, executed so faithfully that they could have been mouldering in … Continue reading

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Livin’ The particular Rockabilly Lifestyle: Stuck within 1957?

By Buster Fayte    For many fans, rockabilly is more than just their favorite music. It’s a  lifestyle. What does it mean to live the rockabilly lifestyle? What is it about  rockabilly that makes people change not only the music the … Continue reading

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Dig Rockabilly Music? 10 Ways to Tell Whether You Are a True Fan

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue You may have heard of rockabilly music and you may even think you like it.  You might even consider yourself quite the expert on the subject and boast  proudly that you are … Continue reading

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