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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.
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.
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).
Howdy, 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.
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.