early January 2013 fortnight’s favorites

Hi!  to everyone visiting this blog early new year. If you are looking for bopping music, this is the site for you! Latest story (published on Christmas day!): Autry Inman. Let’s take a look and a listen. Great hillbilly/rockabilly  music.

First, one of those Rockabilly acetates flourishing over the web. Never heard of the artist, HAROLD MORRISON, but his “I Gotta Have Her” has got everything to enjoy your ears.

Then on for bit pop flavoured “Baby, Baby, Baby” on RCA 47-6188 (1955) by FLOYD WILSON. Male chorus, and the whole sounds New York but still enjoyable.

 

 

 

 

Return to JAY T. STARR, recently covered in a previous fortnight. This time for a serious Hillbilly boogie: ” Rattle Snake Boogie“, on Coast 9017, complete with fiddle and boogie guitar.

Also I did announce the DALTON BOYS (Shorty Long and Bob Newman). Both had begun their recording career on King (1951) with a split session. 1955 sees them reunited under a disguise for the fine train song “Roll, Rattler, Roll” on X 0045. Great boogie guitar, and harmony vocals all the way. Flip is slower “Just Like Me” (not podcasted).

From Waco, Texas, for a superb “Shorts Crazy” by MACK McCRAY on the Ford label (#1 or # 1074-A, the sequence in unclear on the label). All in all, piano, fiddle and steel do provide an almost Starday sound.

Finally from New Jersey, Jersey City on the Cevetone label (# 1866), a fine hybrid Hillbilly/Bluegrass “Mountain Boy” by VERLIN SPEEKS. Very fast, fiddle and banjo all along, and an energetic rhythm guitar. Just take a listen! In the meantime, have a nice Bopping New Year!