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Rockabilly Music Explored Uncharted Territory

By Buster Fayte Having sprung from very familiar and comfortable roots, rockabilly music took off in a completely new and unexpected direction. The musicians of rockabilly were making things up as they went along. There was no plan for how … 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 star Carl Perkins’ son looks back on his father’s career

by GEORGE JARED, Featured Writer, The Republic Almost 15 years after his death, rock legend Carl Perkins is set to receive one more honor. A life-sized silhouette of him and other music legends will be ringed around a monument shaped … Continue reading

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Good Rockin’ Tonight From 1947 to 2012

One of the most classic and timeless rock and roll songs, and one of my favorites, is “Good Rockin’ Tonight.” First recorded in 1947 by Roy Brown as a Jump Blues Tune and later sung  by Wynonie Harris where you … Continue reading

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Metalbilly pioneers Volbeat teaches headbangers to shake, rattle and roll

by Chris Parker, Featured Writer, Colorado Springs Independent While punk fans found rockabilly to be a pretty good time, their metal brethren pretty much blew off that party until Volbeat showed up. The group was born from the ashes of … Continue reading

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The true story behind Million Dollar Quartet

by Richard Ouzounian, Theatre Critic, The Star Welcome to the Sun Studio in Memphis, Tenn., on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1956: four superstars, no waiting. Fate brought Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins together that day in … Continue reading

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1950s-obsessed Rev. Horton Heat keeps eyes on the musical future

By Adrian Chamberlain, Featured Writer, Times Colonist The musicians who most influenced Reverend Horton Heat years ago were far  from famous. “These were local guys who could work a crowd so good,” says Heat,  a.k.a. Jim Heath. In the guise … Continue reading

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Meet the 20-foot legends on the Rockabilly Highway: Rich Gilbert and Eileen Rose

by Bob Moses, Featured Writer, No Depression You might picture the “Rockabilly Highway” as a yellow-brick road stretching between Buddy Hollyland and Bill Monroeville. But it really exists, in McNairy County, TN, where it’s also known as Route 45 South. … Continue reading

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Reverend Horton Heat celebrate 25 years of high-velocity rock ’n’ roll

by Patrick Finch, Featured Writer, The Record Rockabilly icons Reverend Horton Heat are about to celebrate a quarter century in the business of rock ’n’ roll. To mark the occasion, they are releasing 25 To Life, a live documentary/greatest hits … Continue reading

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Rockabilly Rumble For The Tereza Maxová Foundation

If you wanted a good reason to come to Prague, other than it’s fantastic beauty,  we now have four good reasons. Hard Rock Cafe Prague is doing a Rockabilly Rumble to benefit the Tereza Maxová Foundation, who helps orphans in the … Continue reading

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