What’s current life without some typical vintage meets present vibes? Vintage fashion and style are hotter than ever. When it comes to music, old has ofcourse always been gold. As long as I can remember, I grew up with classics of the old days and of course the popular 90s hits that now have become classics. Back then – as in: the 90s – I used the rewind button a lot. Mostly because I always scrolled back too much and then I had scroll forward again, while still missing the beginning of the song. 90s kids will understand the struggle. At the moment the repeat button makes my life a lot easier. Read more
Remember the 1950s? Even if you don’t, you will know that this decade, Rhythm & Blues and Rock and Roll have an unbreakable bond. While I was watching a dvd today, I was intrigued by its background music. I was wondering which band of the 1950s was playing. Of course my best friend Youtube helped me out here. I was pleasantly surprised that I had to fast forward to the present because this band is not from the 1950s, but has been alive and kicking since 2008.
Presenting to you a Rockabilly band of the present featuring lovely Blues and Rock and Roll of the past: The Rhythm Shakers. This band with a very high 1950s Rock and Roll vibe, has an unique sound which is almost similar to the old days. However, there is one big difference. Where in the 1950s the Blues and Rock and Roll world was dominated by men, the lead singer is in this case female. But no ordinary female. Lead singer Marlene Perez has an interesting, raw voice which totally fits the “wild” atmosphere. In 2008 the album “Flipsville” came out and in 2014 the album “Voodoo”. The Rhythm Shakers are continuously touring in Europe, but they also perform worldwide on Rockabilly festivals.
Well, time to turn up the volume and Rock and Roll te evening away. These are in my opinion a few of their best songs:
The 1980’s were golden years for some artists which we all remember. Memorable songs came out and the videoclip started to overrule the radio. Like artists of today are inspired by artists of the 1980s, artists of the 1980s were inspired by old Hollywood movies of the golden Hollywood era (1930s-1950s).
A few videoclips and their old Hollywood inspiration resource…
1. Band Wagon – Girl Hunt, 1953 | Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal, 1988
My favorite. A lot of similarities but at the same time both videoclips have a personal twist. Same outfit, same atmosphere, very different dance style in two different era. Fred Astaire (with Cyd Carisse) and his typical great dancing v.s. Michael Jackson who introduces his famous anti-gravity lean…