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Category:Tulsa Sound

"Tulsa Sound" is a popular musical style that originated in Tulsa, Oklahoma during the second half of the twentieth century. It is a mix of rockabilly, country, rock and roll, swamp rock, and blues sounds of the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Artists considered to have pioneered the Tulsa sound include J. J. Cale, Leon Russell, Elvin Bishop, Jesse Ed Davis, Gus Hardin, Roger Tillison, Eric Clapton, Rocky Frisco, Clyde Stacy, Flash Terry, Roy Clark, The Tractors, Steve Ripley, David Teegarden, and Jeff Carson.

Although Dwight Twilley is from Tulsa and originated during the same time period, his power pop style bears no resemblance to the Tulsa sound; likewise, David Gates's most recognized songs (including his work with Bread) were mostly in the soft rock genre (though some of Gates's solo album cuts show a stronger Tulsa influence).

Subgenres[edit]

New Tulsa Sound