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1. Who do all the rockin' cats claim is the "Father" of recording that mercurial rockabilly sound way back in the day?
2. Perhaps if Elvis Presley was born in the mid 1960s rather than mid 1930s, he may have joined this artist's group to help them perfect their "Stray Cat Strut". Who was that amazing singer leading one of the original rockabilly revival touring and recording acts?
3. There were many female rockabilly artists who were tagged the "female Elvis Presley" but, can you guess the name of that cute gal who toured Australia with Little Richard and Eddie Cochran in 1957?
4. This next question goes out to all the serious rockabilly music gear fans of the Fun Trivia Family. Ok. Think "guitar universe." Ready, steady, go cat go! What was the COLOUR of the Gibson ES-295 released to the market in March of 1952? Scotty Moore owned one too.
5. Hey, cat, try not to get all "tape loopy" and step on my blue suede shoes. Now that we mentioned one of the first "battle axes," all those gear heads know I have to ask a question in part in tribute to the sound Sam Phillips created that mystified the music giants like RCA. Well, Scotty Moore, that legendary guitar swinging cat couldn't take Sam's studio on tour so he discovered this little amplifier that had a built -in "tape loop echo" which offered one of the first commercially available guitar "[sonic] effects". What was the name of that amplifier? Yep, I offered clues above. I am looking for two words.
6. What did Carl Perkins use to scratch on his first draft of that famous song, "Blue Suede Shoes" ?
7. What tune and by what singer did Carl Perkins hear on the radio which inspired him to contact Sam Phillips at Sun Records about a possible recording contract?
8. Do you remember any of those rockabilly "revival" artists on the music scene in the late 1970s? Can you name one whose 1979 LP release was titled, "Rock Billy Boogie"? (His record company pressed a limited "white vinyl" edition of this release too).
9. Buddy Holly was turned down by Sam Phillips at Sun Records because he had his hands "full" with not ONE but FOUR "hot" recording artists all recording for him at the same time. Who were those four artists? All male by the way.
10. There are so many artists that recorded at Sun Records...do you recall that recording artist who later became famous [1974 Country Artist of the Year] who recorded "Lonely Weekend" for Sun Records(in 1959, released in 1960).
Source: Author BenTNickel
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