Roots Of Rockabilly Volume 1 1950
Catalogue Number: ACMCD4033
As the years pass it becomes more difficult to disentangle truth from myth, but even as the half century is now upon us it is important to reassert the fact that rockabilly ? southern hillbilly rock ?n? roll ? didn?t fall out of a clear blue sky in July 1954 into a small Memphis recording studio. Elvis didn?t invent rockabilly any more than Louis Armstrong invented jazz or Hank Williams invented honky-tonk country music, but like them his charisma and innate showmanship allowed him to be the catalyst that introduced a previously unaware general public to a musical style that had been fermenting for several years. This new series from Acrobat Records has been devised to reveal the very sounds, both hits and obscurities, which served to fuel the Big Bang that occurred at Sam Phillips? Sun Studio in 1954-55 and will take us year-by-year to the birth of rockabilly and its acceptance by the mainstream in 1955 when Elvis was sold to RCA Victor and every label, both major and independent, scrambled to find their own local answer to the Presley phenomenon.