Miami's Ten Best Rockabilly Bands of All Time

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10. Wally Deane & the Flips

Wally Deane, also billed as Wally Dean, had a strong recording career, issuing a handful of singles on labels like ART and Artic. His catalog offers much confusion that way, but this "cool cool daddy" was the real deal. Inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2006, Wally was known as the "Elvis of Miami Beach." He passed away in 1986.

9. Ray Pate and the Rhythm Rockets

Formed in 1956, the Rhythm Rockets made their bones as one of the opening Miami acts for Carl Perkins' appearance on the Old South Jamboree radio show in '57. One of the most active local outfits of the era, they split up sometime in the early '60s. But renewed interest, mostly from Germany, has seen the Rockets' music continuously reissued and represented in compilations.

See also: Miami's Ten Best Ska Bands of All Time

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