Saturday, September 17, 2016

Tommy Collins - It Tickles

The 1950s saw the emergence of a unique sound in Country music.  The Bakersfield sound was sort of the punk rock of 1950s Country - a reaction against the over-produced Nashville product, with a focus on the electric guitar.  Tommy Collins was one of the pioneers of this sound, and this sound was one of his first.

The Bakersfield sound led ultimately to Merle Haggard who influenced pretty much everyone in the music industry.

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