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 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 « » in your research bar and treat yourself to a musical trip from the ’40s to the ’60s.

bopping hillbilly music

Late May 2019 bopping fortnight favorites

Howdy folks! Here we go again for a new selection (rather a short ne) of bopping favorites. They range from late '40s (Cousin Deems Sanders) to late '50s (Ray Stone). With the odd issue from Detroit (Peter De Bree) or California (Gene Crabb), they are all Texas...

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Jimmy Logsdon, the later years (1962-1982)

In 1962, Logsdon launched his own label (Jimmie Logsdon Sings) – 6 tracks EPs – and issued three of them, prominently religious songs, but also some Hank Williams classics, lesser known songs. He was backed by unknown musicians, probably Cincinnati session men :...

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