Go cat go! : rockabilly music and its makers
This is the first comprehensive overview of rockabilly, beginning with its crystallization as a distinct style in 1954 with Elvis Presley's first release. Presenting the who, what, where, and when of the music, Craig Morrison's lively account will bring back memories of "Blue Suede Shoes," "Be-Bop-A-Lula," Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, and more. A volume in the series Music in American Life Craig Morrison is a musicologist and bandleader - Craig Morrison & the Momentz - living in Quebec, Canada. He also teaches courses at the McGill Centre for Continuing Education ("History of the Blues," "History of Country Music," and "Wild Thing - Music of the Sixties") and is a radio columnist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
The name game -- Ingredients -- Origins and predecessors -- The rise and fall rockabilly in the 1950s -- Elvis Presley -- Memphis -- Country singers and Nashville rockabilly -- Rockabilly women -- Louisiana -- Texas -- California The revival -- Veterans -- Revivalists.