This would be a great reason to buy the book :-) HOWEVER!
That’s not the sole reason why it's a great book :-( Many writers have contributed and all the important artists have been covered. The weird thing about the book is that's it's actually a good read for both beginners and old-timers like me. This book is also full of great pics and anecdotes, but you should really check it out for yourself! Here's a link to it on Amazon: Rockabilly: The Twang Heard 'Round the World: The Illustrated History I never heard anything better than a Fender if we're talking about the big manufacturers.
Freedman (co-writer) Marshall Lytle (bass) Johnny Grande (piano) Danny Cedrone (lead guitar) Billy Williamson (steel guitar) Billy Gussak (drums) It was a music style the general public knew nothing about.
All that changed in 1955 when "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets finally broke down the barriers that had prevented mainstream America from enjoying Rock and Roll music.
" and one for intermediate players called "Intermediate Rockabilly Guitar Lessons". Go here for more rockabilly music with my rockabilly trio The Jime.
Other important influences on rockabilly include western swing and boogie woogie.
Defining features of the rockabilly sound included strong rhythms, vocal twangs and common use of the tape echo,but the progressive addition of different instruments and vocal harmonies led to its "dilution".
Some have also described it as a blend of the bluegrass style with rock and roll.
The term "rockabilly" itself is a portmanteau of "rock" (from "rock 'n' roll") and "hillbilly", the latter a reference to the country music (often called "hillbilly music" in the 1940s and 1950s) that contributed strongly to the style's development.