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Rock and Roll
Type of music featuring very danceable rhythm and youth-oriented lyrics. Rock and roll is considered a blend of black rhythm & blues and white country & western swing. Beginning in the mid-1950?s, rock and roll has had a dramatic impact on the culture of the United States and most of the rest of the world. There is considerable debate about what record should be considered the first rock and roll record. The Record Universe editors? choice is Bill Haley's 1953 record, 'Crazy Man Crazy'. In the record and music memorabilia market, rock and roll is by far the most widely collected type of music. DJ Alan Freeman is credited with the term, Rock and Roll.

A genre of rock and roll with prominent guitar breaks, a hiccupping vocal, and often with a slap bass. It's a form that peaked in early 1956 with 'Blue Suede Shoes' by Carl Perkins, the only true rockabilly hit. By 1958, it was moribund. Also known as The Sun sound. Had a brief revival in the early 1980's via groups such as the Stray Cats. Famous rockabilly artists include Carl Perkins, Charlie Feathers, Roy Orbison, Gene Vincent, and, the most famous rockabilly cat of all, Elvis. There are many other Rockabilly Artist from that musical era. The 'Rockabilly Hall of Fame' located 40 miles west of Nashville in Burns,TN. There are many obscure rockabilly records that are quite rare. The market is decent-sized and collectors are very avid.