Who is Your Favorite Rockabilly Guitar Hero?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by drmilktruck, Jan 9, 2022.

  1. Holly has to fit in the Rockabilly vein.

    That MTM theme really is quite a decent song if one can get it out one’s head that it was written for an (70’s?) TV series. They shoulda let him sing it solo vs how it was orchestrated as the theme.

    Always wondered if “I fought the law” was the inspiration/progenitor for “I Shot the Sheriff.”
     
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  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Tough one. Are we differentiating between Rock&Roll and Rockabilly?

    I liked Setzer’s playing before I formed a clear idea of what rockabilly was. One of my fav guitarists is Jeff Beck but that’s regardless of style. Gatton is jaw droppingly good.
    Might have to give it to Scotty for bringing early Rockabilly to the masses but he probably owes the Burnette brothers and Paul Burlison. The ultimate R&R guitarist for me is Chuck.
     
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  3. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    Oh man,
    Back in college I wanted that thing SO FRIGGIN' BAD!

     
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  4. Is Lonnie Mack rockabilly enough?
     
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  5. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    Why would this be waiting moderator approval? Why.jpg
     
  6. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I got one too in another post today. I believe it’s completely random. Like getting picked out from a queue at the airport. :D
     
  7. BuddyHollywood

    BuddyHollywood Gretschie

    309
    Sep 11, 2009
    Venice, CA
    1. Brian Setzer
    2. Cliff Gallup
    3. Scotty Moore
    4. Paul Pigat
    5. Darrel Higham
     
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  8. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    All those hot shots are just playing Les and Chet licks. So let me start there.

    I like ‘em all. Scotty, Cliff, Grady, Paul, Carl, Luther. One name I don’t see mentioned is the great Roland Janes, staff guitarist at Sun Records. Ubangi Stomp, Flyin Saucers Rock & Roll, Whole Lotta Shakin (and a bunch of other Jerry Lee Lewis records)

    Some people distinguish rockabilly from 50’s rock & roll, but the lines weren’t that clear back then, and I don’t care to redraw them now. Therefore, I add the great Danny Cedrone and Fran Beecher from Bill Haley & The Comets
     
  9. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    The word ( phonetically Call-Edge) is the filter trigger. Remember when that spambot was invading our forum, and they all had school names in the title? It’s still listed on the block filter, so requires mod approval. I know, the irony is not lost on me. I go back and RE-edit the “c” word out.
     
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  10. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Synchromatic

    768
    Sep 11, 2020
    California, USA
    Ouch. Welp, guess we gotta take the extra long route of writing "post secondary educational facility" every time then.
     
  11. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    And we won't be able to quote lyrics from Walk on the wild side.
     
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  12. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Synchromatic

    768
    Sep 11, 2020
    California, USA
    Or reference a certain John Belushi movie. Or a certain genre of trying. Or level education. Makes life difficult.

    The "ol' higher educational location try" doesn't have the same ring to it.
     
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  13. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    Do the words “student loan” trip it?

    Nope

    but back to rockabilly….
     
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  14. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I've been snared by mentioning my alma mater. To the mods' credit, it's released pretty quickly.
     
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  15. gasmoney

    gasmoney Electromatic

    7
    Aug 6, 2014
    usa
    Grady , Cliff, and Scotty tower over it all. They are the Mount Rushmore of the 55’-59’ era of pure rockabilly.
     
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  16. tmcq65

    tmcq65 Electromatic

    62
    Nov 10, 2021
    Pennsylvania
    Want to thank everyone for this awesome thread. I'm very new to the genre, so I have been writing down everyone's responses and researching on Spotify. Great stuff! Treasure trove.... Again, thanks!
     
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  17. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Al Ferrier, your welcome...
     
  18. LeSainte

    LeSainte Gretschie

    111
    Oct 4, 2021
    New York
    I think it goes without saying: Brian Setzer. What type of question is that?

    I would like to give a shout-out to two of my favourite rockabilly inspired bands though. Those being Zombie Ghost Train and Commander Cody...
     
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  19. BuddyHollywood

    BuddyHollywood Gretschie

    309
    Sep 11, 2009
    Venice, CA
    If you want to hear every track Cliff Gallup played on Gene Vincent's songs they are on this album chronologically by recording date. It is the first 35 songs.

    https://open.spotify.com/album/1U5mcQVe2ms7CNFzDIVV4Z?si=yBL6nkknQNG2A8DJ0uUN1g

    If you want to check the recording dates they are on this Wikipedia page.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Gallup
     
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