Monday, July 1, 2013

Rockabilly Highway July 1, 2013

Artist Brian Tull created this huge mural in downtown Selmer, Tennessee, USA
in celebration of Rockabilly Music and west Tennessee's musical heritage.
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Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of Rock and Roll music dating from the early 1950s
It combines features of Rock and Roll, Blue Grass,
Rhythem and Blues, and Country music.
On March 26, 2008 the Tennessee Legislature passed a bill naming
Highway 45 South from Jackson, TN, to the Tennessee/Mississippi state line
The Rockabilly Highway.
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The model for the mural is the Nashville-based Rockabilly group
Phil Hummer and The White Falcons.
Some of the earliest musicians recording Rockabilly music were:
Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley
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Each summer (it was June 8th this year) there is a Rockabilly Highway Revival Festival:
Antique Car Show, Food, Fun, and Music, Music, Music!
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Have a wonderful week!

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19 comments:

  1. Musicians I listened to on the local radio while eating breakfast before going to school.
    Love the bright vibrant colors and the records that stand out from the wall.
    Great Find!

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  2. Wish I had known about these murals when I was in Tennessee. Rockabilly was critical to the development of rock and roll and I'm glad to see it celebrated. The music festival sounds like a blast. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  3. Really good art work. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. That is really lovely - almost got my feet tapping

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  5. Cant say its my favourite type of music - but that mural looks good!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  6. Intertesting!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  7. Thank you for this information, which was new to me. That's what I like about all those memes: we learn a lot by reading each other's blogs!
    Thanks for your visit and comment! Have a great day!
    Wil, ABCW Team

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  8. That's a great mural and tribute to some wonderful musicians.

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  9. That is certainly worth stopping for. Have a great Ruby Tuesday.

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  10. Cool mural. I've always thought about painting the side of our shed with something.

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  11. Great capture!! I will look for it the next time I am in the area -- my husband's family lives in the area!! Visiting from Ruby Tuesday!!

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  12. Neat mural. I like how the guitar player is resting his foot on the edge of the grass. I was in Tennessee a couple of months ago now am wondering where Selmer is and how close I was to it.

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  13. That would be a fun event to attend.

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