early November 2013 fortnight’s favorites

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First, a minor classic on the 4 * label (# 1647) from 1955, by the prolific FRANK SIMON, “The West Virginia Country Boy”. Here he does his most famous song, “Sugar plum boogie“, fine boogie guitar, lotsa energy. This is almost Rockabilly in spirit. Without doubt a guy to look for. He even had an LP (late 50s) on Audio-Lab.4 * 1647 franksimon sugar lum boogie

Frank Simon, “Sugar plum boogie download

Then, again on 4*, two 1957 sides by an otherwise unknown artist to me, JAY  T. STARR (# 1708). First, “Wa-na-chee“, an ethnic Indian Bopper, very solid. The flipside does slow things a bit, but nearly not with “Darker clouds ahead“. A good record.

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4 * 1708 jay T. Starr darker clouds ahead

Jay. T. Starr,Wa-na-cheedownload
Jay T. Starr, “Darker clouds ahead”
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Way up north (Indianapolis) on the Nabor label. BOB HILL does “This old train“, a very enjoyable variation (with train effects) on this inexhaustible theme of trains. (# 105, 1956)
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Bob Hill, “This old traindownload

From Tennessee, as his name implies, ERNIE LEE and the Southerners, for the fine and idiosyncratic Tennesseee song:”You’re next door to heaven when you’re in Tennessee” on RCA-Victor 21-0158.
rca 21-0158 ernie lee you're next door to heaven

Ernie LeeYou’re next door to heaven when you’re in Tennesseedownload

Later in the ’50s, HOUSTON BARKS belts out his Country-rocker “She’s gone” on the Buck & Sunny label (101).
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Houston Barks, “She’s gonedownload

Finally, from 1961, a fine country-roker in its own right: “You’re for me” by BUCK OWENS on Capitol (here it’s a reissue, # 6038). Nice steel (Ralph Mooney) and backing (Don Rich on fiddle, George French at the piano).
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Buck Owens, “You’re for medownload

Here is a download link for 3 tracks. In the future, there will be a complete link. Still got some technical problems. They are there to be solved. Bye bye!
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