Longtime Elvis Presley drummer dies at 87.
It must be said, the “stop time” breaks in “Jailhouse Rock” are a hell of a thing. 1957.
In the obit, Fontana says, “I think the simple approach comes from my hearing so much big band music. I mixed it with rockabilly.”
Once they start playing time, Scotty Moore on rhythm guitar plays even eighth notes while Fontana plays swing eighths.