Go Cat Go!: Rockabilly Music and Its Makers
by Craig Morrison
University of Illinois Press, 1996
Paper: 978-0-252-06538-5 | Cloth: 978-0-252-02207-4
Library of Congress Classification ML3535.M67 1996
Dewey Decimal Classification 781.66

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This is the first comprehensive overview of rockabilly, beginning with its crystallization as a distinct style in 1954 with Elvis Presley's world-changing release of "That's All Right." Presenting the who, what, where, and when of the music, Craig Morrison's lively account sparks memories of "Blue Suede Shoes," "Be-Bop-A-Lula," Jerry Lee Lewis, and Buddy Holly. Morrison traces how a genre with roots in country and country blues, R&B, and western swing became the sound that helped build rock and roll, profiling not just rockabilly artists and recordings but the attitude and instrumentation that made the music a phenomenon.

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