Call it Hillbilly Bop, Country Boogie, even Rockabilly, it’s all the same music, developping itself from ’30’s Country Blues or Western Swing plus a an heavy dose of Boogie Woogie. It can be found in all Southern States, also in California and as far as Indiana or Pennsylvania, as much issued on major record labels (RCA, Decca, Columbia, M-G-M) as much, and much more actually, on hundred small labels, often one-off or with the odd issue.
Artists (more than once launching their own label) then tried hard (as today) to litterally sell themselves giving away their records after the show or to local D.J. to be promoted. That’s the story of their little records bopping.org is telling you. Too numerous artists already featured to mention (ca. 450) ; lot more to come. So all you got to do is to type « bopping.org » in your research bar and treat yourself to a musical trip from the ’40s to the ’60s.
Hi ! This is the late November 2018 bopping fortnight's favorites selection : I try to add regularly this section of bopping.org. Obscure artists and record labels, as better known ones, but the emphasis is done on lesser known tunes. They do represent...read more
Born Robert W. Sisco, 24 August, 1932, Bolivar, Tennessee Died 17 July 2005, Munster, Indiana Bobby Sisco attended Central High School in Bolivar and graduated alongside his close friend Ramsey Kearney, the singer who cut "Rock the Bop" on Jaxon and...read more
For over twenty years, the Slim Rhodes Show was an institution on Memphis radio. Starting out as a family group, the Rhodes maintained this characteristic through three generations despite a continually changing supporting cast. Originally from Arkansas,...read more
Howdy folks ! This is the early November 2018 fortnight's bopping favorites selection. They are limited from 1955 to 1959 and they include labels like Ekko, Ram, Poppy or Capitol. First we get JAMES WILSON & the Jimmie Cats. As the time of...read more
Howdy folks ! This is the late October 2018 fortnight's favorites selection, that include 9 tunes. Carl Dixon on Hood Let's start with CARL DIXON, about whom a virtually nothing is known. I suspect that Dixon came from Arkansas, because the mention « & his Ark....read more
CURLY GRIFFIN ”CURLY WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE” (Carl Perkins) My interest in Curly Griffin and his music stems from the time I started to collect Carl Perkins’ records and noticed the name Griffin as co-writer on ”Boppin the Blues” and ”Dixie Fried”. No information...read more