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Rockabilly

Rockabilly started out as a hybrid of Blues and Hillbilly Country with a good helping of Bebop and Western Swing thrown in for good measure. Rockabilly was the original birthplace of Rock and Roll and all the branches that we know today. At the time however the original Rockabilly’s were cutting edge trailblazers going against a musical grain that influenced a generation and altered music as it was previously known. In a nutshell the songs are mostly uptempo Major scale, with lots of walking bass lines based on straight time and percusively the original Rockabilly was played by jazz influenced drummers employing lots of shuffles and train-beats backed up with straight kicks on the bass drum.

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