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What is Rockabilly?

Lorraine Paton Fashion Pencil Dress Rockabilly Swing Skirt

I get asked all the time, “what is rockabilly?? And why do you love it?”. According to good ol’ Wikipedia, “Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, dating back to the early 1950s . The term “rockabilly” is a portmanteau of “rock,” (from “rock ‘n’ roll”), and “hillbilly”, the latter a reference to the country music (often called “hillbilly music” in the 1940s and 1950s) that contributed strongly to the style. Other important influences on rockabilly include Western Swing, Boogie Woogie, Jump Blues and Electric Blues. Although there are notable exceptions, its origins lie primarily...

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