Rockabilly?

@sedel1027 (17855)
United States
May 19, 2009 2:39pm CST
I am looking for some punk/skater t-shirts and I ran across the term "rockabilly". Anyone have a clue what that is? Is it like punk? Or is this another new genre?
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
19 May 09
Rockabilly is what rock was in the 1950s. It was the early rock before the Rolling Stones, Metal rock, and all that stuff. It is a combination or rock and hillbilly. Early Elvis Presley was Rockabilly as also was Bill Haley and the Comets, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash. It was the kind of rock and Roll I listened to when I was a teenager much to my parent's chagrin. And here are some links that will give you more information about it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockabilly http://www.rockabilly.com/ http://www.rockabillyhall.com/
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
19 May 09
Ah, so this is a recycled term LOL I had never heard it before and assumed it was something new.
@Jaytech (2251)
23 May 09
Rockabilly is making quite a come back at present, there was a revival back in the early 80's too, it seems to go in cycles. but it originates from the very early rock N Roll played in Southern States such as Memphis where The Sun Studios are. All those real early recordings of artists such as Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins & even Roy Orbison are in fact Rockabilly. Also in the late 70's early 80's Rockabilly started to fuse with Punk & created a whole new genre called Psychobilly which is quite popular both in the States & here in the UK. Bands such as Reverend Horton Heat & Sasquatch & the Sickabillies are examples of current bands playing Psychobilly
• United States
20 May 09
My understanding of rockabilly is its a rockin country song. Its becoming a popular term again with some many cross over artists. Taylor Swift is considered a rockabilly artist because her music plays on rock and country stations.