Essential Rockabilly +

It can be tough to articulate what exactly separates Rockabilly from Rock & Roll and I suppose ultimately they are the same thing. I guess the best way to describe how I define Rockabilly is as the primordial version of Rock & Roll or the not so missing link between country and Rock & Roll. The initial attempts of white musicians to add the rhythms and energy of Rhythm and Blues to their music.

What follows is our essential list of Rockabilly songs plus a number of modern takes on the form.

Published on by Chuck O'Rourke.