Rockabilly Pioneers Took Familiar Musical Forms to New LevelsJuly 21, 2021
The post World War II years in America had a profound impact on all kinds of musical styles. Some of the most famous acts in musical history since then have been directly influenced by the war, such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, but there are also a number of acts who have started out as country acts that turned into rockabilly acts. For example, the Stray Cats were a very early act that moved from playing straight-up country to a more bluesy sound called rockabilly. Sometimes the Blues Brothers influence is directly tied to a country act or act that started out as a country act, Taken B. Stray Cats, Patsy Cline, and Roy Orbison to name a few.
But it was the Stray Cats that represent the pinnacle of the country UK scene and they did it to the delight of the devoted. ฝรั่งโชว์เสียว A few years into their career they began to get noticed and a race to the top of the charts was won by their idol Bob Skins. their biggest selling instrument of choice was the guitar and they were the first band to actually use it on record as the backing music for their vocal tracks.
They went on to make some fantastic music and in 1956 the popular Kinks Show ended with them singing You Really Got Me and Dave Clarke saying “How do you do it, Steve? Just keep playing those funny little songs and we’ll go tomorrow”. If only they had realized that the top of the charts was their house!
Back in the day they used to send their guitar players to the recording session with a can of beans in a bag if they wanted any help with the arrangements or if they had other arrangements they could offer, but these little touches that they offer- giving up guitar tips- are what make the rockabilly recordings so special. ลึกลับซ่อนเงื่อน No one had ever asked a guitar player what they thought of their arrangements this way- until Buddy Holly realized that he could offer tips to the person who was paying the session musician. He realized that it was important tolections of the session musician so that the recordings were as close to the original as possible.
One interesting story comes from the Brian Setzer era. He was working with Johnny and slowly the other members of the band did not trust him- instead they tried to work with him and make him play the way they wanted him to. Finally he stood up and told them that he was the wrong musician and that they should start all over again! Even though he lost his job as a musician, he somehow found a way to stay in the music business.
Despite the rockabilly gold rush that happened in the west, a lot of musicians still played the mellow, un Metallized version of the original rockabilly. หนังโป๊ไทย Instead of going out and finding a rhythm guitarist who might join in, many played a few sessions where they rewrote the songs a bit and recorded them in their own style.Steve Earleis said that he learned to play by playing the wrong songs in the wrong keys! Hubert Laws in his bookConsonomics says that when he was first getting started in music he took “The Old 97’d Guitar and I re-did it the wrong way ’cause I couldn’t read music”- and he learned by playing “Complete Harmony” by Sonny Burgess which he learned by listening to the recordings of Charlie Barnet playing it!
In any case here is an interesting fact: there was a musician by the name of drill instructor Alvin Lee who taught Gene Vincent, หนังSci-fi and he did not like the way the guitar playing of Vincent was different from his own playing. This is why he altered the key of the recording he was working on to make it sound more like the music he loved to play (which was the exact opposite of what the original recording sounded like!).
Finally, there is one last figure I want to mention and that is the role of the bass guitar in rockabilly. Often overlooked in the glory days of rockabilly was the strong bass guitar role. หนังxมาใหม่ In fact it was Steve Heath who was considered by many to be the innovator in rockabilly bass guitar (as we saw last summer when Brian Setzer joined the set of ” screams” and during the huge Hall concert he played a completely different bass role to that of his original rockabilly buddies!). Steve Heath was the quiet member of the rockabilly band and when he didn’t play the bass at the start of the rockabilly recording he literally ran around the studio!