late July 2009 fortnight

Welcome back to the recent finds in my collection! First we have Bluegrass/HIllbilly Bop with JIMMY MARTIN, former guitar player in Bill Monroe’s band, and the fine 1954 (Decca label) “Hop skip & Wobble”. ,Then onto ANDY WILSON for his fast 1952 version (Dot records) of the Delmore Brothers’ classic “Hillbilly Boogie” – done Hillbilly Bop style, very Nashville sounding. More Hillbilly Bop wit the torrid “I’m Turning Over A Brand New leaf” (King, Cincinnati, 1955) by the prolific (HILL) BILLY BARTON, who cut early in career with Johnny Horton. Still Country flavored Rock’n’Roll, this time, with West Coast’s GENE BROWN and “Big Door” (Four Star). Back to Delmore, a recent version of their classic “Blues Stay Away Away From Me” by BILLY & TERRY SMITH.Finally Black R&R with RON HOLDEN for “My Babe” (nothing in common with L. Walter) on Lost Nite records. Enjoy the sound!

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