Forbidden Music


This forbidden music propelled Jerry Lee Lewis to fame in front of huge excited crowds yearning for rock and roll which was then labelled as the devil’s music by many US religious leaders.

Deemed decadent, morally wrong because it was different, originated from black African music, and already in vogue with many in the segregated non-white society of the USA. It disturbed many white folks because they saw it threatening their “civilized” society’s culture and virtues therefore it had to be banned.

This video is of Israel Proulx, the local rockabilly god from Chicoutimi, Quebec, and his wonderful band playing in the Heiniken Beer Tent at the 2016 Montreal International Jazz Festival. The man was delightful on the piano and his team were real pros as my video proves.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”FORBIDDEN”.