YouTube - Johnny Burnette - You're Undecided
An early Rockabilly recording by the "Rock and Roll Trio" (Johnny Burnette, Dorsey Burnette and Paul Burlison) done in a small studio "Von Theater" Booneville, MS (1953) .By listening to this 1953 recording you can see how a country group was evolving into a more upbeat/up tempo sound, later called rockabilly, primarily to accommodate the early fifties jitterbug dance of the day..I've also included a 1956 release of the trio, in which they produce a classic rockabilly number.."Train Kept A Rollin". The later 1956 recording is considered an early RR classic and has been covered by many of the great contemporary rock groups of today.(CK out the 1956 distortion/fuzz sound on the trio's 1956 "Train Kept a Rollin"-Caused by an accidental loose amp tube and some creative engineering-.A classic example as to how rockabilly evolved into a more sophisticated rock sound.
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