late July 2013 fortnight’s favorites

Howdy folks! Hot, hot summer over there (south of France). Lot of hot music one more time for this fortnight.

 

First not really a newcomer, although not so well known. RED GARRETT on Decca 29742 seems to use Hank Williams’ Drifting Cowboys for this fine fast hillbilly, “Papa Joe’s place“, which reminds me a lot of Hank’s “Jambalaya“. Strange guitar sound.

Three tracks then by VERNON CLAUD. I don’t know where he came from, but his records were issued between 1957 and 1958 on Decca. First a medium bopper “Jungle of cement and stone“, an average hillbilly altho’. Then let’s embark for a Johnny Horton type (whom Claud wrote for) country song, “Daylight angel“. Last one is a minor classic, “Baby’s gone“, full-blooded rockabilly all along.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michigan’s JIMMY WILLIAMS on the Drifter label for two issues (1955-56), I like the rural sounding voice of Williams on “Can you face yourself” and “If you could love me“.

Finally from Cincinnati on the Acorn label (not the Savoy blues sub-label) for another JIMMIE WILLIAMS and the fine uptempo “Hey, hey, little dreamboat“. Sawing fiddle and a nice guitar.