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Rockabilly Music’s Appeal: The More It Changes, The More It Stays The Same

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue What was it about rockabilly music that held such strong appeal to the youth of the 1950s? Why was the music so powerful and why did it become such a defining force … Continue reading

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Modern Rockabilly Cats Copy Their Heroes

By Buster Fayte , Featured Writer, Sad Man’s Tongue Rockabilly music is unique in many ways. The style, the look, the  instrumentation, the attitude…all of these things and more went into making  the original rockabilly scene unique at the time. … Continue reading

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A Good Rockabilly Tune Delivers a Punch

By Buster Fayte , Featured Writer, Sad Man’s Tongue What makes a good rockabilly song? I guess you could come up with a million  answers to that question, but to me one answer kind of sums it all up: A … Continue reading

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Rockabilly Giants Didn’t Always Become Superstars

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue No one’s about to argue that Elvis is the King of Rock and Roll. While many will argue about who recorded the first song you could label as “Rockabilly,” it was undeniably … Continue reading

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That Big Ol’ Sun Just Keeps On Shining

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue While there have been far bigger record companies, it’s safe to say that no  record company in history has ever had as formative an influence on the world of  rock and roll … Continue reading

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Rockabilly Giants Formed the Million Dollar Quartet

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue On an auspicious Tuesday in early December, 1956, four of the greatest rock  and roll musicians ever met in the Memphis Recording Services Studios (home of  the famed Sun Records company) for … Continue reading

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Rockabilly: Rock and Roll’s Primitive Form

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue It’s been almost 60 years since music that could be called rock and roll  first started hitting the radio airwaves. Rock music has taken an amazing number  of twists, turns, and alternate … Continue reading

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Johnny Cash’s Rockabilly Path Led In a Different Direction

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue When Elvis changed everything in 1954 with his recording of “That’s All  Right” he charted a definite path for rockabilly music. Many artists that came  after Elvis followed the trail he blazed … Continue reading

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Gotta Have That Rockabilly Look – Really?

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue On my blog recently there’s been a discussion starting about the “rules” of  being a modern rockabilly band. In one of my posts I admitted that when I first  started playing in … Continue reading

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Rockabilly and Tragedy Seem to Have Gone Hand in Hand

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue With all of the joy that has sprung from rockabilly music, it’s sometimes  difficult to fathom the tragedy that seems to have plagued the early pioneers.  Many of the greatest rockabilly artists … Continue reading

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