Early June 2021 bopping fortnight’s favorites (at last, the return)

TOM TALL was a West coast country personality, who cut many a record. Here we go with one of his first ones, on the Fabor label (# 123)( 1955) with the average bopping « Underway ». Later on he went frankly Rockabilly on Crest Records (# 1038) in February 1958 with the classic « Stack-a-records » – « I got records here, I got records there, all over the place, but I am looking for the one that my baby likes to hear, where the guitar plays so fine -it goes (then solo) ». Great, great record !

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Hello everybody ! Well I’m not dead, but found myself in the hs)pital for the pas t5 months, after a serious illness. Thanks a lot to anyone who took time to encourage me and express care for my welfare. This means a lot to me. Anyway I’m back and ready to entertain you with mroe and more bopping music. Here we go :

Litterally nothing is known on the next artist, JIMMY THORPE, except he recorded for the King sub-label DeLuxe in 1953, so probaby in Cincinnati : « Locked in My Heart » (# 2006).

Trepur was a small label from La Grandenge, Georgia, which issued in te late ’50s some great records, e.g. “Milkman Blues” ‘1006, November 1958) by CHUCK JOYCE & his Chain and his Chain Gang, then “The Moon Won’t Tell” (1005, June 1958) , aimed at Country-rock aficionados for his good piano, by CHUCK GODDARD.

An all-time favorite of mine (since Tom Sims’ cassettes in the ’80s) is KEN HAMMOCK ‘ « It’s Now Or Never » (Starday 370) from 1960. Nice vocal and guitar.

We come to an end with, again on the West coast, with LYNN HOWARD and her « Red Thunderbird » on Accent 1044 from 1960.

As usual, various sources. Trepur sides do come from an old White label album ; Jimmy Thorpe and Lynn Howard from internet.

early February 2014 fortnight’s favorites

Howdy folks. Excuse me, a little bit late…

First on the D label (#1034), the very Hollyish “Sady” by DOUG STANFORD. Very nice Rockabilly guitar and vocal hiccups. A medium bluesy “Separate ration blues” by BILL FREEMAN (later on All-star)(vocal “Buddy” Young): good piano, sax and fiddle.

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Doug Stanford, “Sady”

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 Bill Freeman (Bddy Young) “Separate ration blues”

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 Al Winkler, “Show boat boogie”

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From Indiana, a fast bluegrass, “A use to be” by BRYANT WILSON on Adair 620. A nice atmospheric (steel led) “Stoney mountain” by BOBBY BROWN on Backwater 945.

And finally CHUCK GODDARD on the famous Georgia Trepur label (# 1005) with the piano-led “The moon won’t tell“.

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Bobby Brown “Stoney mountain”

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Chuck Goddard “The moon won’t tell”

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There will be next fortnight in early March only.