The Return Of Friday Night Is Rockabillly Night 121

Tonight’s rockabilly offering is more early rock ‘n’ roll than rockabilly I think- there’s a difference though I’m not sure I can put my finger on exactly what it is. Rockabilly is rawer, swings more, closer to the black music that created it when it spawned with country. Rock ‘n’ roll is a bit cleaner, a bit whiter maybe- more country and pop, less blues and jazz. Maybe that’s all bollocks. Complaints to the usual department.

Johnny Restivo had a hit with this song in 1957. A smouldering hunk of love, he wasn’t above a bit of male modelling either as the picture above shows.

And indeed, the one below from 1960.

The tune’s a good ‘un. Unlike those pants.

The Shape I’m In

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