Rock and Rockabilly:

Joel reminds us that rock and country music have a certain connection. We can make that plainer with a few examples.

Jerry Reed is pretty much country, as is Johnny Cash; but you can see that Reed could stretch bluegrass into jazz just fine, while Cash is easily rendered into punk rock. Surf music? No problem. None of it is a problem for the masters, like 'the Killer' Jerry Lee Lewis, or Elvis himself. Consider the "walk away" quality of the Jerry Lee piece compared with the famous example from The Blues Brothers -- which isn't properly either rock or country, but blues music. Taking that on board, you can enjoy the piece with Ray Charles, B.B. King, and the Killer himself

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