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 fourth portion of Country boogie or rockers for this 2020 year, and will contain no less than ten songs. I hope you will find something of interest here. Lawson Rudd A famous blogger and writer, Some Local Loser, posted...read more
The image of the blind troubadour is a familiar one in Country music's history. For many born this way, or struck down with blindness in infancy, music was their only tangible means to forge an independant path through life. Perhaps the most famous blind troubadour in...read more
Hi ! Everyone visiting this blog. You are going to be treated with ten rockabillies or country boogies from 1953 to 1959, allegedly the best era for bopping music. Billy Smith or Rocky Davis ? BILLY SMITH is a mystery. His lonely record on Red...read more
Hello everybody ! Here are ten more selections for this late January 2020 fortnight's favorites. Very different ones, and they date from 1950 to early '60s. Texas Slim download TEXAS SLIM – I dare say we'll never know who he...read more
Rex Zario & Country All Stars Howdy folks ! I sincerely wish you all a happy New Year full of good mood and bopping exciting music. The first artist ends up the alphabet : REX ZARIO & the Country All Stars did release in 1968 for the...read more
Though highly revered within hillbilly and rockabilly circles, the name of Lattie Moore is practically unknown outside auction lists. Even there’s a tad mysterious, Eddie Bond’s « Juke Joint Johnnie », Jerry Reed’s « If The Good Lord’s Willing » and George Jones’...read more