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.
During those days of confining (Covid-19), here's some more music. Enjoy! BOBBY SISCO 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...read more
Howdy, folks ! This is late March 2020 fortnight's favorites' selection. 7 discs only this time but great ones, published between 1952 and 1961. Some originals, some covers. download Jack Turner « Everybody's Rockin' but Me » is...read more
Howdy folks ! This fortnight is the penultimate of Winter and includes real goodies and rarities. Arvis McRae - The Texas Keys First artist in question hailed from the East of Texas, and recorded for the Texarcana label Ranger. ARVIS Mc RAE...read more
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