Rock 'n' Roll Playlistst: editorially created and hand-picked spotify playlists: Rock 'n' Roll, 50s music, 60s music, surf rock, instrumental, Rockabilly, Psychobilly, Halloween & monster tunes, retro tracks, new releases



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The best new Rockabilly releases of the last months. From well known Rockabilly & Rock 'n' Roll bands to newcomers. 100% fresh and with influences from Western and Hillbilly music. The playlist will be updated regularly
The best music of current Rockabilly bands. A mix of Classic Rockabilly, 50s Rock 'n' Roll and Neo Rockabilly of the 80s and 90s. Played with a lot of pressure, power and passion. Modern bands and musicians include The Hillbilly Moon Explosion, Imelda May, Brain Setzer, The Go Getters and many more
The best instrumental music of classical and current Rockabilly bands. With influences of 50s Rock 'n' Roll, 60s Surf Music and Modern Psychobilly. Listen to Straight 8s, Brain Setzer, Link Wray, The Reverend Horton Heat, Jets, The Ratman, Guana Batz, Blue Cat Trio and many more
Rockabilly and Rock 'n' Roll songs for a wild and crazy party. Knock yourself out with classics from the 50s, retro hits from the 80s and 90s and brand new tracks from current bands. Ready to rumble?
The best Neo Rockabilly music and most famous bands of the 80s and 90s. With influences of 50s Rock 'n' Roll and Classic Rockabilly as well as Punk and New Wave. Also known as Modern Rockabilly. Pioneers were among others Stray Cats, Restless and Jets
The best Rockabilly music and most popular artists of the 50s. Deeply rooted in Rock 'n' Roll and born in the world famous Sun Records Studio. The musicians who are still known worldwide until today include Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran and Wanda Jackson
An all in one playlist with Surf Rock Music, Rockabilly, Instrumental songs and Rock 'n' Roll. Ready for your summer party! Let's kick it with cool bands and rocking sounds from all retro decades
Crazy, wacky, loud, screeching, squeaking and alarming Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly, Rock, Surf Rock and Retro music. A cracking mix of bands and songs for a real trash party earthquake
Ready for New Year's Eve? Here is the music for a perfect start into the new year: Surf Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly & 60s music. Let the party begin
Prepare your surf board. Get ready for a big wave of Christmas Surf Rock, Rock 'n' Roll & Rockabilly


Rockabilly is a variation of Rock 'n' Roll that originated in the southern states of the USA in the 1950s. The center of Rockabilly was Memphis, Tennessee - more exactly the world-famous Sun Records Studios, founded by Sam Philips. It was also the place where Elvis Presley recorded his first record. The first Rockabilly title is usually Bill Haley's hit Rock the Joint.

Characteristic for the Rockabilly sound is a double bass played by slap technique as well as an electrically amplified semi-acoustic guitar, often with delay effect. The sound was influenced by Fender amplifiers and guitars of the brands Gretsch, Gibson and Fender.

Classic artists and bands include Elvis Presley, Bill Haley & His Comets, Johnny Cash, Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, Janis Martin, Buddy Holly, Johnny Burnette, Roy Orbison, Warren Smith, Glen Glenn, Eddie Bond, Billy Lee Riley, Wanda Jackson and The Collins Kids.

In the 1980s, a second wave of Rockabilly also known as Neo Rockabilly or Modern Rockabilly grew up. Pioneers were the band Stray Cats of guitarist Brian Setzer, who played Rockabilly with influences from Punk and New Wave. Besides the Stray Cats bands and musicians like Polecats, Imelda May, Restless, The Hillbilly Moon Explosion, The Sharks, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, The Jets, Hillbilly Hellcats and Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys belong to the well-known new groups.


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