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 * simon sugar

Frank Simon, “Sugar plum boogie

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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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Jay. T. Starr,Wa-na-chee

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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 train

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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.
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Ernie LeeYou’re next door to heaven when you’re in Tennessee

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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 gone

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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 me

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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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late November 2012 fortnight’s favourites

spirak collard helloHowdy, folks. Here is the usual batch of bi-monthly hillbilly boppers. This time completely unknown artists, even (but one case) location of recording.

Jay T. Starr must have been a West coaster, since I know of a 1951 record by him on Coast (# 9017, “Rattle Snake Boogie“). Here is his 4 Star 1708 from 1957. “Dark Clouds Ahead” has a muddy sound (transfered from YouTube), nevertheless a fine uptempo bopper, while its flipside, “Wa-Na-Chee” has a strong guitar in it. Indian bopper.

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4* starr wa-na-chee

 

Howard Perkins hails certainly from the early ’60s, and has a possible answer to Lattie Moore‘s “Out Of Control”. Here is his “Under Control” on the Juke label, # 2012.

One Little Carolyn Sue declares “I Hate Men” on the Lar label (# 738) with a sour voice. Rasping late ’50s hillbilly, near rockabilly.

Finally Leon Collard with two tracks. “Silver Queen” on the Basic 816 label. Apparently a train song. Good anyway. Then on the Louisville, KY Spiral label (# 800) “Hello USA“. Enjoy them all.

 

 

 

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