205-5 - Lecture 5 Rockabilly, Dick Clark Sun Records and...

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Lecture 5 Rockabilly, Dick Clark Sun Records and Sam Phillips Phillips looked for a way to present African-American music through white performers He found it with a series of poor, white Southern boys Jerry Lee Lewis (The Killer) Immense and original talent, outrageous stage persona Joins Sun 1956; hits 1957 (like Elvis, partly thanks to television) EX. “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” Boogie-woogie piano style EX. “Great Balls Of Fire” Passionate performance Career slams to a halt with his marriage to his cousin Myra Lewis later a country star The rockabilly sound Sam Phillips also important for his sound: echo, distortion etc. EX. Jackie Brenston, “Rocket 88” (1951) Other important rockabilly acts include Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, The Everly Brothers Bill Haley and his Comets, “Rock Around The Clock” (1955)
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course MUSC 205 taught by Professor King during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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205-5 - Lecture 5 Rockabilly, Dick Clark Sun Records and...

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