Category Archives: Rockabilly

Memphis, Tennessee: Chuck Berry; Johnny Rivers; Jerry Lee Lewis

Hello there! This week our blog features an iconic 50s rock ‘n roll tune, Memphis, Tennessee. We will first discuss the original version by Chuck Berry. Next, we will review a cover by Johnny Rivers and then one by Jerry … Continue reading

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Oh Boy! Sonny West; The Crickets; Brian Setzer.

Hello there! This week our blog features a great old rockabilly tune, Oh Boy! First we will discuss the original version by the songwriter Sonny West. Next, we will show the song as it was covered by Buddy Holly and … Continue reading

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Rave On: Sonny West: Buddy Holly & the Crickets; John Mellencamp

Hello there! This week we will discuss the great rockabilly song Rave On. We will first review the original song co-written by Sonny West. Next we will discuss the best-known cover of this song by Buddy Holly & the Crickets, … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Cruel: Elvis Presley; Jerry Lee Lewis; Cheap Trick.

Hello there! This week we will discuss the song Don’t Be Cruel, a great rockabilly song written by Otis Blackwell and originally performed by Elvis Presley. We will then review covers of this song by Jerry Lee Lewis and by … Continue reading

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Walk of Life: Dire Straits; Shooter Jennings; Brad Paisley

Hello there! This week’s blog entry is Walk of Life. This is a lovely, bouncy rock ‘n roll song composed by Mark Knopfler. We will start with a brief review of the career of his group Dire Straits. We will … Continue reading

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Jailhouse Rock: Elvis Presley; Queen; ZZ Top

Hello there! This is the fourth installment in our new feature: “Tim’s Cover Story Goes To The Movies.” Here we discuss a famous song that makes an important contribution to a movie. We also review the artist(s) who performed the … Continue reading

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Long Tall Sally: Little Richard; Elvis Presley; The Beatles

Hello there! Our song this week is Long Tall Sally. This is a great ‘roots’ R&B song. We will review the original version by Little Richard. We will then discuss a cover version by Elvis, and a second cover by … Continue reading

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