A good-looking kid with few, if any, moral inhibitions, it was apparently only a matter of minutes before he concluded a sex-for-hospitality arrangement with an employee at the bus station.
With his domestic situation efficiently sorted, Merritt then went looking for more gainful employment, and soon found it as a post-mortem technician in a local hospital. Removing the hearts from the cadavers of children for use in a government study.
Using a 3600 rpm motor with a 46 : 1 reduction gives a speed of 78.26.
A similar calculation for England using 50 Hz mains gives a speed of 77.92 rpm.
Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys were the leading proponents of Western Swing, which combined country singing and steel guitar with big band jazz influences and horn sections; Wills's music found massive popularity.
Recordings of Wills's from the mid 1940s to the early 1950s include "two beat jazz" rhythms, "jazz choruses", and guitar work that preceded early rockabilly recordings. Why, man, that's the same kind of music we've been playin' since 1928! But it's just basic rhythm and has gone by a lot of different names in my time.
At first the speeds were not standardised but ranged between 65 and over 100 rpm, but in the 1900s an average speed was around 78rpm.
"Returning to the UK with Bad Company where it all began 40 plus years ago is full circle for the band and the fans.Jimmie Rodgers, the "first true country star", was known as the "Blue Yodeler", and most of his songs used blues-based chord progressions, although with very different instrumentation and sound from the recordings of his black contemporaries like Blind Lemon Jefferson and Bessie Smith.During the 1930s and 1940s, two new sounds emerged.An interest in the genre endures even in the 21st century, often within a subculture.Rockabilly has left a legacy, spawning a variety of sub-styles and influencing other genres such as punk rock.Although the speeds of the earliest discs can vary considerably from 78 rpm they are still called "78s".