Our music was born in American cities including Memphis, New Orleans, New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Kansas City. Early versions of jump blues featured horns, but well-known guitarists, such as T-Bone Walker, pioneered the addition of electric guitar to swing and jump music after WWII. Rockabilly music emerged during the same time through the marriage of rural country music to blues and swing rhythm. Often, a common thread in jump blues and rockabilly is humorous lyrics—music that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
After all, life is too short.