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The Polack MSgt

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Before the transformational guitarists of the 60s

Hendrix, Beck, Townsend and Davies ever learned the C A E chords on their 1st guitars, the foundation for guitar rock and roll was built.

There are arguments as to what was the 1st Rock record and when it dropped - Sun Records says flat out the it was Rocket 88 with Ike Turner's loud ass guitar setting it apart from other Jump Blues and R&B shouters. 1951

Of course it was another Sun Studio alumnus that laid the ground work for most of what happened in the mid to late 50s - Carl Perkins,
although his singles started to get traction in 55, he started recording in 54

Bonus track because - damn it, Carl Perkins


But everyone knows that shit. Google and a dash of curiosity gets you that info in 10 minutes or less.

But how did we all get from bluegrass riffs mixed with blues to Ray Davies crunching through "You Really Got Me" or Jeff Beck gloriously dancing on the border of feedback on "Train Kept a Rolling"? After all those tunes came only 8 or 9 years later.

Well, it wasn't the hits that we remember today that lit the path, it was artists that faded from public memory that provided the spark.

People Like Link Wray with the fuzz - And I'm playing a song from later in his career because I'm tired of "Rumble"

People like the forgotten guitar god John Watson Jr. or Young Johnny Watson or Johnny Guitar Watson who practically melted the 4 track mono studio tape recorder on the song back in 1954, you read that right - NINETEEN FIFTY FOUR

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Sun Mar 3, 2019, 06:39 PM (7 replies)

Did you lnow that Johnny Guitar Watson is in the Rockabilly hall of fame?

Be honest.

Did ya even know he had a career before the 70s?

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Sat Mar 2, 2019, 09:53 PM (0 replies)

This kid is making me mad, making me jealous of Canada

Look you already have sane government good healthcare and poutine and now Canada has better Americana music as well.


If it wasn't too cold for my old bones I'd move.

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Thu Feb 28, 2019, 02:55 PM (4 replies)

Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome a truely gifted Country and Western performer

A man keeping the spirit of Ernest Tubbs alive all by his self.

Mr. Junior Brown
Posted by The Polack MSgt | Thu Feb 28, 2019, 02:22 PM (3 replies)

-Do you think there are enough folks interested to support a Hockey Forum?

I'm not a HUUUUUGE fan, but I like it enough that I'd stop by now and again.

PS: The blues have played so well the last 5 weeks I had to ditch the Bird on a bat logo (Until opening day - let's not get silly) for the Note

ETA - I sent in 2 ask the admins requests to start a hockey page but I have not received reply.

I don't know how the Admins gauge interest, but looks like we missed the threshold.

Peace. TPMS
Posted by The Polack MSgt | Wed Feb 27, 2019, 02:32 PM (30 replies)

It's bed time for this old man

Really, I will be sleepin' by 9:30 if all goes well.

This is the song that pushed me into learning about rockabilly - Think back to the early 80s - Think about how much music sucked.

This band was a sudden thunder storm that just cleaned the air and washed the dust off things. I will always respect the Stray Cats

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Mon Feb 25, 2019, 10:16 PM (9 replies)

OSAKA ROCKER! Rockabilly Riot

Brian still kills it

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Mon Feb 25, 2019, 10:05 PM (2 replies)

The originator, the source

Without this guy we wouldn't have rock and roll. Or it would be piano music or some such

The very 1st guitar hero. The Cat in the Blue Suede Shoes - CARL PERKINS
Posted by The Polack MSgt | Mon Feb 25, 2019, 08:34 PM (2 replies)

Glam, I'll see yer Galaxy 500 and raise ya a Coupe DeVille

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Mon Feb 25, 2019, 07:53 PM (2 replies)

Looks like me and Glam are 'bout to throw a rockabilly hoedown

Stray Cats were cool and pretty but the Blasters were cool and gritty

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Mon Feb 25, 2019, 07:47 PM (4 replies)
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