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.
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
Hi ! To bopping.org followers. This is the early October 2018 selection, all sides from 1947 to 1955. Very few details are known about the artists, so the music I'm afraid will speak by itself. The Texas Rhythm Boys The TEXAS RHYTHM BOYS (vocal Alvin Edwards) had cut...read more
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