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 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.
Howdy, folks ! This is the latest batch of bopping goodies – and the penultimate 2019 selection. You will have to be comprehensive with label scans, that don't match the usual bopping.org criteria : as a matter of fact I am experiencing the latest...read more
Warning: this feature was first published in 2013, far from complete, and was revised during Summer 2019. I encountered many problems during the revision, and did waste a consequent time and work. The result is not up to the standard of bopping.org I...read more
Lawton “Slim” Williams, “Tennessee Avenue” (1949-1960) to “Farewell Party” – from Hillbilly to commercial country
Despite a performing and recording career that spanned six decades, there's no question that Lawton Williams is best known for writing songs, including classics like Fraulein and Farewell Party. This was true even at the height of his career as a performer...read more
Howdy, folks! Here is the more recent selection of fortnight's favorites. Hope you will find something of interest here. >The Tennessee Drifers The TENNESSEE DRIFERS were a small outfit, whose main instrument was a piano. The vocalist was...read more
Hello everyone ! This is the selection for early November 2019 fortnight's favorites. Every track will be within the 1954-57 period, except the odd item from early '60s or even later. Riley Crabtree RILEY CRABTREE was born in Mount Pleasant, TX...read more
Like many country artists of bygone years, Eddie Kirk is hardly known to contemporary audiences – in this case particularly surprising as he was among the first of the country music artists on Capitol Records to enjoy chart successes and one of the busiest...read more