Catch That Rockabilly Fever: Personal Stories of Life on the Road and in the Studio

Catch That Rockabilly Fever: Personal Stories of Life on the Road and in the Studio

by Sheree Homer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786438419
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 11/04/2009
Pages: 265
Sales rank: 751,891
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Journalist Sheree Homer ran her own music magazine, Rockabilly Revue, for two years. Since 2006, she has contributed articles to various publications, including Blue Suede News. She lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments vii

Foreword by Ken Burke 1

Introduction 5



ONE: SUN LEGENDS

Sonny Burgess 11

Ray Smith 18

Hayden Thompson 22

Dickey Lee 27

Ed Bruce 31

Carl Mann 36

Johnny Powers 42

Jack Earls 47



TWO: LOUISIANA HAYRIDE STARS

Wanda Jackson 52

Bob Luman 57

Maddox Brothers and Rose 64

Elvis Presley 70



THREE: ARKANSAS ROCKABILLIES

Larry Donn 78

Pat Cupp 82

Bobby Lee Trammell 86

Ronnie Hawkins 91



FOUR: TEXAS ROCKABILLIES

Buddy Holly and the Crickets 95

Sonny West 102

Gene Summers 107

Lew Williams 109

Huelyn Duvall 115



FIVE: CALIFORNIA ROCKABILLIES

Ricky Nelson 120

The Collins Kids 129

Glen Glenn 134



SIX: ROCKABILLY PIONEERS

The Rock and Roll Trio 142

Narvel Felts 148

Art Adams 153

Laura Lee Perkins 157

Big Al Downing 162

Charlie Gracie 168



SEVEN: ROCKABILLY REVIVALISTS

Martí Brom 174

Go Cat Go 178

Josie Kreuzer 182

The Dave and Deke Combo 187

High Noon 193

Tex Rubinowitz 199



EIGHT: TODAY’S SENSATIONS

Kim Lenz 205

The Casey Sisters 209

Carl Sonny Leyland 213

Eddie Clendening 215

Ruby Ann 220

Sue Moreno 222

Dawn Shipley 224

Buddy and Suzy Dughi 227

Cari Lee Merritt 230

Cole 235



Chapter Notes 239

Bibliography 247

Index 251

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