Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music to emerge during the 1950s. The term rockabilly is a portmanteau of rock, from rock and roll, and hillbilly , the latter a reference to the country music (often called hillbilly music in the 1940s and 50s) that contributed strongly to the style s development. Other important influences on rockabilly include Western Swing, blues music, boogie woogie, and Jump blues. Although there are notable exceptions, its origins lie primarily in the American South. The influence and popularity of the style waned in the 1960s, but during the late 1970s and early 1980s, rockabilly enjoyed a major revival of popularity that has endured to the present. * All original recordings digitally re mastered * This compilation focuses on Rockabillys thrilling mid 50s prime and features 26 classic rockabilly tracks from the performers who defined the genre. * Excellent introduction to the genre as it features both the legends of rockabilly and lesser known but hugely influential rockers.