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.
Hello to you, faithful visitors of bopping.org. This is the late September 2018 fortnight's selection. In 1968, EVELYN WHITE with her Radio Ranch Boys cut two singles in Dayton, OH, for the Dessco label. One is Country, the other (# 7016) is a fine, energetic version...read more
This is the early September 2018 fortnight's favorites selection of 10 tunes. We begin with a sort of mystery. Nobody seems to know either the artist nor the label's location, except that Mecca was a RCA-Victor custom pressing. GLEN COOPER had two records beween 1956...read more
This is the late August 2018 fortnight's favorites selection. BLONDIE BROOKS opens the ball with a lovely female vocal tune, « We'll Make Out Together » from March 1962, with a nice steel and heavy drums on the Gulf Reef label 1008. Backed by Cousin Wilbur (perhaps...read more
Hello to everybody, hi to newcomers, this is the early August 2018 fortnight's favorites selection. We begin in San Antonio, Texas, with a group, the Southernaires, which backed in 1954 Arnold Parker for his issue on Sarg 106. Later Parker had « Found A New Woman « ...read more
Born Noble F. Stover on Nov. 16, 1928 in Huntsville, TX, Smokey had his own band and was playing the honky tonks of Texas at 16. In 1949, a new radio station went on the air in Pasadena, TX where he landed his first deejaying job at KLVL-AM, an on-the-air learning...read more
Howdy folks ! This is the late July 2018 bopping fortnight's favorites selection : here are 10 tunes from 1942 (Hank Snow) to 1966 (J.P. Dunn) and, YES ! One woman at last. But there were very few in Hillbilly bop music. And that's what also makes their records so...read more