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'''Rockabilly''' is a musical style which could be described as the missing link between CountryMusic, {{Bluegrass}} and RockAndRoll. It originated in the American South in TheFifties. Typical for the genre is the vocal twang (pretty close to yodeling) and a strong emphasis on rhythm, provided by guitar, upright bass, and a stripped down drum kit.

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'''Rockabilly''' is a musical style which could be described as the missing link between CountryMusic, {{Bluegrass}} and RockAndRoll. It originated in the American South in TheFifties. Typical for the genre is the vocal twang (pretty close to yodeling) and a strong emphasis on rhythm, provided by guitar, upright bass, and a stripped down drum kit. \n Solos are provided on electric guitar. Backup vocals are often shouted.


'''Rockabilly''' is a musical style which could be described as the missing link between CountryMusic, {{Bluegrass}} and RockAndRoll. It originated in the American South in TheFifties. Typical for the genre is the vocal twang (pretty close to yodeling) and a strong emphasis on rhythm.

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'''Rockabilly''' is a musical style which could be described as the missing link between CountryMusic, {{Bluegrass}} and RockAndRoll. It originated in the American South in TheFifties. Typical for the genre is the vocal twang (pretty close to yodeling) and a strong emphasis on rhythm.
rhythm, provided by guitar, upright bass, and a stripped down drum kit.


* Wanda Jackson: One of the first women to make a mark in rock 'n' roll.



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* Charlie Feathers: Fans of the film ''Kill Bill'' may recognize his songs "That Certain Female" and "Can't Hardly Stand It".

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[[redirect:Literature/SpiderKiss]]'''Rockabilly''' is a musical style which could be described as the missing link between CountryMusic, {{Bluegrass}} and RockAndRoll. It originated in the American South in TheFifties. Typical for the genre is the vocal twang (pretty close to yodeling) and a strong emphasis on rhythm.

It was popularized by early rock 'n' roll singers such as Music/BillHaleyAndHisComets, whose "Rocket 88" (1951) is widely seen as the first recognizable rockabilly song. The genre quickly got picked up by other early rock 'n' roll pioneers such as Music/CarlPerkins, Music/ElvisPresley and Music/JerryLeeLewis, but also country singers such as Music/JohnnyCash. As rock and roll eventually got more popular rockabilly ran out of steam by the early 1960s. In the 1970s and 1980s acts such as Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival, Music/DonMcLean, Music/LindaRonstadt and Music/BrianSetzer caused a PopRevival of the genre. Since 1997 the genre even has a Rockabilly Hall of Fame in Nashville.

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* Music/TheBigBopper: Best known for "Chantilly Lace" (1958)
* Music/JohnnyCash: His earliest recordings, "Hey Porter", "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Cry! Cry! Cry!" are examples.
* Music/EddieCochran
* Duane Eddy: Best known for his guitar instumentals, such as "Because They're Young" and "Rebel Rouser".
* Music/TheEverlyBrothers
* Charlie Feathers: Fans of the film ''Kill Bill'' may recognize his songs "That Certain Female" and "Can't Hardly Stand It".
* Music/BillHaleyAndHisComets: "Rocket 88" (1951) is seen as the first rockabilly hit.
* The Johnny Burnette Trio: Well remembered for "Train Kept A-Rollin'" (1956), which was the first rock 'n' roll sound to use guitar distortion.
* Music/JerryLeeLewis
* Ricky Nelson
* Music/RoyOrbison
* Carl Perkins: The first singer to bring "Blue Suede Shoes" (1955) to top of the charts.
* Music/ElvisPresley
** ''Music/TheSunSessions'' (1976): Compilation album which compiles his earliest work which is closer to the rockabilly sound than his later work would be.
* Music/MartyRobbins
** ''Music/GunfighterBalladsAndTrailSongs'' (1959)
* Arkie Shibley and the Mountain Dew Boys: Their hit "Hot Rod Race" (1950) is an early example of the genre.
* Shakin' Stevens
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* Gene Vincent: Scored his biggest hit with "Be-Bop A Lula".
* Link Wray: Well remembered for "Rumble".
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