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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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Elvis Presley: Birth of a legend, 10 essential recordings

Aug. 16, marked the 35-year anniversary of Elvis Presley’s  death. To mark this event AZCentral.com did a great post on his 10 essential recordings for Sun Records. Artickle Below: To honor that occasion, here’s a look back at the birth … 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: 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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Rockabilly Gems Emerge From the Depths of Obscurity

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue Rockabilly music maintains a level of obscurity as a genre. To those of us  who love rockabilly and listen to lots of rockabilly songs, it’s easy to forget  that many people don’t … Continue reading

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History of Banned Rock Via Greenlight Rockabilly

From our friends over at Greenlight Rockabilly here’s a little bit of banned rock history. Be sure to check out their Facebook page here, and their web page here at Green light Memorabilia Works Store 1957 Jimmy Dee and The … Continue reading

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Rockabilly Rages Strong Almost 60 Years Later

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue When Sam Phillips opened up the Memphis Recording Service studios on Union  Street in Memphis, Tennessee and started his own independent record label, Sun  Records, 60 years ago, he could not have … 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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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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