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RockabillyView – Rockin’ Wranglers

RockabillyView – Rockin’ Wranglers

RockabillyView Chris Murphy’s note: We have had a very exciting year here in Modesto now that we have taken our place as the birthplace of Rockabilly and celebrated the legendary Don Maddox of the Maddox Brothers and Rose. Now we move ahead to actually become a global home base for Rockabilly music. Rockin’ Rick Tores […]

RockabillyView

RockabillyView

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup TOP 20 ROCKABILLY SONGS I love Rockabilly and all the old school styles of the Shak’n, Rattl’n and Roll’n. If there is old vinyl you are searching for, Third Man Records (Jack White of the White Stripes’ label) has recently joined with Sun Records and is reproducing the oldies on vinyl […]

RockabillyView

RockabillyView

Rockabilly View By Chris Murphy The art of Rockabilly is amazing. More than any other kind of music, Rockabilly is a lifestyle, has it’s own art, culture, feel and pulse. More than anything else, the cars, the flames, the stand up bass, the twang and the high energy fun all has roots in Modesto. Classic […]

RockabillyView

RockabillyView

RockabillyView By Chris Murphy Welcome to one of my favorite sections of ModestoView. Not only are we the “Home of American Graffiti” we are the birthplace of Rockabilly Music and one of the foundations of Rock and Roll. You see, Memphis + Nashville + Modesto = Rock and Roll This is the most straightforward math […]

RockabillyView – Cash Profits

RockabillyView – Cash Profits

RockabillyView Chris Murphy’s Publisher Note: Modesto is the birthplace of Rockabilly and is the ‘Root’ that put the “Rock” in Rock and Roll. We are continuing our music history series and this month we bring Rockabilly to life at the Modesto Boogie Woogie Rock’n Roll’n Music & Art Dance Party, June 22, 4 -10 pm […]

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RockbillyView- Rock N Cats

RockbillyView- Rock N Cats

Photo caption with: “All men should experience a straight razor/hot towel shave at least once in their lifetime. It’s a classic process and your grandpa would be proud” –Tony The Barber Photo: Eli Allsup by Jenn Allsup Photo: Reverend Horton Heat – Fat Cat Mar 7 by Chris Murphy RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup Publishers Note: […]

RockabillyView – March

RockabillyView – March

RockabillyView This is our monthly column celebrating the music that has unique origins in Modesto since Freddy Maddox started his slappin’ bass sound in 1938. Modesto USA is the roots of Rock and Roll and we love to celebrate it monthly and all year long with our high priestess of Rockabilly, Jenn Allsup – Chris […]

RockbillyView- Queen of Rockabilly

RockbillyView- Queen of Rockabilly

Rockabilly View By Jennifer Allsup Finding the roots of what they call her, the “Queen of Rockabilly”. Wanda Jackson was born in Oklahoma. Wanda’s father Tom was a country singer and he decided to quit singing due to the Great Depression. That journey took them to California. In this transition, Wanda’s dad bought her a […]

RockabillyView – New Generation Music

RockabillyView – New Generation Music

Rockabilly View By: Jennifer Allsup Holy Jumpin and Jivin’! Now that we have another year of Rockabilly , Psychobilly, classic cars, pin-ups and burlesque behind us, I am looking forward to what’s in store in 2013. Let’s start with a young man making his way out to the Modesto music scene. Born in Modesto, Ca. […]

RockabillyView

RockabillyView

Rockabilly View Publishers Note By: Chris Murphy ModestoView loves Rockabilly. This is truly some of the most exciting music ever and it has a unique history here in Modesto. The roots of Rockabilly lead back here to Modesto USA when Fred Maddux started slappin’ his string bass in late 1930’s for some “Hillbilly Boogie” and […]

Rockabilly View

Rockabilly View

Rockabilly View ROCKABILLY returns to X-Fest 2012 By Jennifer Allsup One of the most exciting stages of the 2011 X Fest was the Sweet Pea Knickers Rockabilly stage on J Street. The joint was jumpin all night long, roller derby, big slappin’ bass, pin ups, vintage amps and clothes and a whole lot of fun. […]

Rockabilly Wedding!

Rockabilly Wedding!

RockabillyView By: Jennifer Allsup June Modesto’s Graffiti Month is under way ! But, first a brief memory of a fabulous and exquisite wedding. Mike and I attended Lauren and Tony Trevino’s wedding at the Fat Cat Music House and Lounge in May. They are the hardest working Rockabilly couple in Modesto. You may also know […]

RockabillyView- Barnyard Frolic

RockabillyView- Barnyard Frolic

RockabillyView: By Jennifer Allsup BARNYARD FROLIC RADIO SHOW Have you ever came across a radio show called “Barnyard frolics” ? In the 1950’s, out of Little Rock, Arkansas.this radio show is where Elvis Presleymade his debut at the ripe young age of 19. At the time, no one knew that Elvis would become such a […]

Rockabilly History Lesson

Rockabilly History Lesson

Rockabilly View By Jennifer Allsup Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of Rock~n~Roll,dating back to the early 1950’s. The term “Rockabilly” stems from “rock~n~roll” and “hillbilly” to the latter reference of country ! Rockabilly included “boogie woogie” a piano based blues which was popular in the late 1930’s to the early 1940’s, even with […]

Rockabillly View-Hooten Hallers

Rockabillly View-Hooten Hallers

RockabillyView By: Jennifer Allsup The Hooten Hallers ~ Columbia, MI to Modesto, Ca. First and foremost, I and many others owe a tremendous THANK YOU to Michael Miller of DCMM Productions, for having introduced Modesto to the mind-blowing Hooten Hallers out of Columbia MI. When I first met John Randall and Andy Rehm, I came […]