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Rockabilly Is “Red Hot” (Your Gal Ain’t Doodly Squat)

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Country music in the 1940s and ’50s was often called hillbilly music. With the emergence of rock and roll in the early 1950s came a fusion of rock, hillbilly, Western Swing, blues, and boogie woogie known as rockabilly. Its most popular singers included Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, and Eddie Cochran.

Rockabilly faded during the British Invasion of the 1960s although groups like the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the Who covered some of the classics. The seventies, a decade of disco and punk rock, saw a rockabilly revival sparked by artists like Dave Edmunds and Robert Gordon. Gordon’s 1977 cover of “Red Hot,” which achieved some success, inspired Brian Setzer to form the Stray Cats, who went on to sell millions with rockabilly hits in the 1980s that were rooted in the fifties.

In 1956, rockabilly pioneer Billy Lee Riley signed with Sam Phillips’ Sun Records and joined a stable of artists that included Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Carl Perkins. Billy Riley and the Little Green Men-guitarist Roland Janes, bassist Marvin Pepper and drummer J.M. Van Eaton-became Sun’s house rhythm section. The group played behind Jerry Lee Lewis on all of his Sun hits; Lewis in turn is heard playing piano on Riley’s two best known tracks: 1957’s “Flyin’ Saucers Rock & Roll” (a Ray Scott tune that inspired the name “Little Green Men”) and “Red Hot.”

While “Red Hot” is often associated with Riley, the track was written and recorded in 1955 by Billy “The Kid” Emerson, a Sun singer/songwriter whose version had little success. Emerson was reportedly inspired to write “Red Hot” after hearing cheerleaders at a Florida football game chanting, “Our team is red hot, your team ain’t doodly squat.”

Riley placed his own stamp on “Red Hot” with a stronger delivery that’s more rock than the countrified Emerson original. Riley was convinced that “Red Hot” would be the hit that would make him a national star. A promise from the biggest disc jockey of the era appeared to guarantee his success.

While traveling with his band in Canada, Riley on a bet decided to call DJ Alan Freed and ask to join an upcoming tour. Riley reached Freed at WINS radio in New York City and learned that “Red Hot” was breaking out across the country; Freed told Riley he had a hit on his hands and could join the tour.

Excited, Riley called Sam Phillips at Sun Records with the good news. Philips told Riley to get back to Nashville to record another single before the tour.

Upon his return, Riley learned that Phillips had contacted Alan Freed’s manager and had Jerry Lee Lewis replace Riley on the tour. Phillips had also canceled orders from record distributors for tens of thousands of copies of “Red Hot.” In their place, Phillips would ship Jerry Lee’s “Great Balls of Fire.”

Understandably, Riley was furious; he broke into Sun Studio in a drunken rage and trashed the studio. But for Sam Phillips, the decision to promote Jerry Lee over Riley was just business. As a small record company, Phillips said, Sun could only afford to promote one artist at a time.

“I had to take the one artist I felt at the time could really go all the way to the top. And that cat back then was Lewis.”



Source by Lee Jensen

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The Gift of Medieval Music

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The Medieval era is one of the longest in history, beginning with the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 C.E. and continuing through into the fifteenth century, where the end of Medieval times gave way to the birth of the Rennaissance era. 

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Samsung Launched S9 and S9+ With Awesome Features

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The phone of the year is already here! Samsung has launched galaxy s9 and galaxy s9+ and it seems like soon these phones will rule the smartphone market. The phone was launched in March 2018 and has already become a hit.

The two new phones with their dazzling features can take easily take on the market of Apple’s iPhone X and Google’s Pixel 2.

Both the phone has breathtaking features, like:

Camera

For the first time they have improved the camera on slow motion capabilities. In a super-speed dual pixel sensor they have integrated a dual aperture (f/1.5 and f/2.4) lens. It is powered by a dedicated processor and memory chip.

Automatic motion detection is available on both the devices. This is feature that detects movement in the frame and all by itself begin to record – the only thing the users have to do is se tup the shot. Their camera also supports animated emojis. In desire to make camera their best feature the South Korean giant has used a data-based machine learning algorithm which analyze a 2D image of the user and maps out more than 100 facial features to create a 3D model reflecting and imitating expressions like winks and nods, for personalization.

Multimedia

Technology lover from a very long time has been demanding for dual stereo speakers in Samsung. With Galaxy S9-series their patience pays off. The smartphones are furnished with stereo speakers fine-tuned by audio expert AKG. The speaker also supports Dolby Atoms for of 360-degree surround sound experience.

Security

Knox 3.1, Samsung’s latest defence-grade security platform protects both the S series phone. Iris, fingerprint and facial recognition are three biometric verification that smartphone provide. There is also a one smart feature that the devices use to verify he user. It is a new verification process that brilliantly uses the collective strength of iris scanning and facial recognition technology to unlock a user’s phone in unfavourable situations.

Mobility

To improvise the experience of tech savvy, the next-generation Samsung Dex allows full-screen experience with the DeX Pad. It is the latest system that has the feature to connect both the phones to a larger monitor, keyboard and mouse. It enhances the mobile experience of the user.

If you are planning to invest in the latest technology of smartphones then religiously buy Samsung Galaxy S9+. Samsung is ruling the world of smartphones and with the launch of S series, it will continue to do so.



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How Do I Become A Music Producer?

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So, you think you want to become a music producer? Good for you! Music production is an exciting way to blend multiple skills into one career. Music producers are musicians, creators, innovators, composers, networkers, muses, and tech experts all rolled into one. 

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