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-god) 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 download
Ted Newton, “Save me the label”
http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/bellwood-Ted-Newton-Save-Me-The-Label.mp3download
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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, becausedownload

Hank Trotter, “I threw away a diamonddownload

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.

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Howard W. Brady, “Hot rod boogiedownload
Finally simply the Tommy Dorsey‘s classic “Boogie-woogie” of 1938, revived in 1948 by none other than AMOS MILBURN on Aladdin 3105.

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Amos Milburn, “Boogie-woogiedownload