Rockabilly is the bastard child of rock 'n' roll and hillbilly music. Though predominantly a southern phenomenon, it became one of the major styles of 50s rock music due to the overwhelming success and influence of Elvis Presley’s Sun recordings. Its impact was felt all over the US – heck, all over the world – albeit only for a relatively short time. From 1954 until 1957, rockabilly ruled alongside the heavier R&B styles from Chicago, New Orleans, and New York. Rockabilly’s deceptive simpleness and folksy instruments invited adaptation and imitation, especially amongst teenagers. Wild, uncompromising and rebellious, rockabilly will remain forever young. Richard Weize's 'and more bears' compilations are ready to rumble!