Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music. It dates back to the early s in the United States, especially the South. As a genre it blends the sound of Western musical styles such as country with that of rhythm and blues ,   leading to what is considered "classic" rock and roll. Other important influences on rockabilly include western swing , boogie-woogie , jump blues , and electric blues. Defining features of the rockabilly sound included strong rhythms, vocal twangs , and common use of the tape echo ;  but progressive addition of different instruments and vocal harmonies led to its "dilution". An interest in the genre endures even in the 21st century, often within musical subcultures. Rockabilly has left a legacy, spawning a variety of sub-styles and influencing other genres such as punk rock.
As we all know, The Baseballs were a swing-and-a-miss! Just as long as they keep it in their rooms and off the internet. Being somewhat along the same lines as The Baseballs, a band covering modern songs, with a rockabilly twist, this band really seems to have gotten it right. Taking a modern song, give it that rockabilly sound, and make it good. Those covers made me hate life, for as long as that CD was playing! Well, not really. But close enough!
Top 11 Covers of Rockabilly Songs
This article includes an overview of the major events and trends in popular music in the s. Various genre in the First World , rock and roll , doo-wop , pop , swing , rhythm and blues , blues , Country music , rockabilly , and jazz music dominated and defined the decade's music. Rock and roll dominated popular music in the mid s and late s, and quickly spread to much of the rest of the world. Its immediate origins lay in a mixing together of various black musical genres of the time, including rhythm and blues and gospel music ; with country and western and Pop. The s saw the growth in popularity of the big boom electric guitar developed and popularized by Les Paul. Boone removed the raw feel of the original versions and replaced it with his own voice making it safer and appropriate for mainstream pop radio stations at the time.
The Johnny Burnette Trio made it a rockabilly hit in The tune featured one of the earliest examples of a distorted guitar solo. Guitarist Paul Burlison said he discovered the effect when a tube was dislodged after dropping his amplifier.