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Imaginary Sounds Mix 20: Cadillac Casanovas

Mix #20! Yay! It's a milestone..er...something.

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We don't want you to get the wrong idea. We here at Imaginary Sounds live in the present. At least I do. I don't think that all the best music was made before my generation, or that the seed of a movement, style, or genre is always better than anything that comes after it. But it does always benefit one to know your origins. Whether you listen to metal, indie rock, pop music, or anything else, early rock & roll, or Rockabilly, influenced it in ways that are still glaringly obvious.

Rockabilly officially came into it's own toward the end of World War II when such desperate styles as country, rhythm and blues, and jazz dance music came together to create a raucous party music for the post-WWII celebration. It was one of the most successful times in American history and these artists pushed the perimeters of fun, art, and taste to the degree that we can enjoy the music that we do today. We all know about the controversy that Elvis created, but it's important to see that Elvis was not the only person in the movement doing his thing and creating a new style of music that would become one of the dominant archetypes in popular music  for the rest of the century and, possibly, beyond.

This mix isn't necessarily meant to be an Essentials of Rockabilly mix, but it is my favorite songs i've found along my research. We hope you download and enjoy. If you're interested in finding more music in the rockabilly vein I suggest purchasing a great compilation here.

On to the tracklist:

1. Mickey Hawks & Moon Mullin - Bip Bop Boom
2. GL Crockett - Look Out Mabel
3. Elvis Presley - Mystery Train
4. Ray Smith - Right Behind You Baby
5. The Moonlighters - Broken Heart
6. Benny Joy - Ittie Bittie Everything
7. Johnny Powers - Long Blonde Hair
8. Johnny Burnette Trio - The Train Kept A Rollin'
9 Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
10. Paul Chaplain and his Emeralds - Shortnin' Bread
11. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - Baby Won't You Come Out Tonight
12. Tracy Pendarvis - A Thousand Guitars
13. Joe Clay - Sixteen Chicks
14. Ronnie Dawson - Action Packed
15. Billy Lee Riley & The LIttle Green Men - Red Hot
16. Groovy Joe Poovey - Silence Baby
17. Peanut Wilson - Cast Iron Arm
18. Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire
19. Elvis Presley - That's All Right
20. Glen Glenn - Blue Jeans and a Boy's Shirt
21. Charlie Feathers - Why Don't You?
22. Mel Robbins - Save It

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2 comments:

f_munch said...

You forgot to say that it also marked the beginning of youth culture (although it's almost our grandparents we're talking about). Before this it was people like Sinatra who were big, and they were more for everyone, I think..

THomas.

Hobosapien said...

You're right, good point man.

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