Cover for MORRISON: Go Cat Go!: Rockabilly Music and Its Makers

Go Cat Go!

Rockabilly Music and Its Makers

Carl, the Killer, and the sound that changed it all

This is the first comprehensive overview of rockabilly, beginning with its crystallization as a distinct style in 1954 with Elvis Presley's world-changing release of "That's All Right." Presenting the who, what, where, and when of the music, Craig Morrison's lively account will bring back memories of "Blue Suede Shoes," "Be-Bop-A-Lula," Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, and more.

"It's the first thing I would suggest to anyone who wanted to know what rockabilliy music was all about. . . . A reasonable, well-balanced, and nondogmatic account of a musical genre that has become a cult to many of its followers. Morrison's book should make rockabilly more accessible to those with broad interests in grassroots American music."--David Evans, Memphis State University

"What rockabilly really needs is more Craig Morrisons."--Terry Gordon, Journal of Country Music

"The definitive study of rockabilly music. . . . A well-researched, insightful, and caring tribute to an oft-overlooked musical genre that was vital to the evolution of popular music and culture in the Fifties."--Shane K. Bernard, Louisiana History

Craig Morrison is a musicologist and bandleader of Craig Morrison & the Momentz. He teaches courses at the McGill Centre for Continuing Education ("History of the Blues," "History of Country Music," and "Wild Thing - Music of the Sixties") in Montreal, and is a radio columnist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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