early January 2014 fortnight’s favorites

Howdy folks! First my seasonal greetings: the best Hillbilly bopping music for a happy new Year.

We begin this 2014 year with a rockabilly (stops-and-go) by NORIS MIMS and his energetic “Sweet sweet baby” on Arlington, alas very short. A nice guitar and a short piano solo to the fade-out end. TED NEWTON is less unknown. He’d been recording on the Bellwood label out of Richmond, VA, “Save me the label“, a cross between rockabilly and hillbilly bop.  Short guitar solo (lots of echo in there).

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Noris Mims, “Sweet sweet baby

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Ted Newton, “Save me the label”

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Then two tracks on the Cross-Country (#523/524) label, from “I don’t know where” by a HANK TROTTER. Perhaps he’s playing fiddle, as this is the dominant instrument for two ballads: “Because-because” (he’s doubled on vocal by a certain Billy (The Kid), and “I threw away a diamond”. Nice work.

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Hank Trotter, “Because, because

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Hank Trotter, “I threw away a diamond

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Same record on 78rpm(thanks to Ronald Keppner)

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A call and response format for the following track, “Hot rod boogie” by HOWARD W. BRADY on a NJ Flagship label. Very good hillbilly boogie (accordion).(March 31rst, 2018. Is included the moderately interesting flipside “Weary Walkin’ Blues“)

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Howard W. Brady, “Hot rod boogie

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“Howard W. Brady “Weary Walkin’ Blues”:

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Finally simply the Tommy Dorsey‘s classic “Boogie-woogie” from 1938, revived in 1948 by none other than AMOS MILBURN on Aladdin 3105.

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Amos Milburn, “Boogie-woogie

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