early February 2014 fortnight’s favorites

Howdy folks. Excuse me, a little bit late…

First on the D label (#1034), the very Hollyish “Sady” by DOUG STANFORD. Very nice Rockabilly guitar and vocal hiccups. A medium bluesy “Separate ration blues” by BILL FREEMAN (later on All-star)(vocal “Buddy” Young): good piano, sax and fiddle.

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tex-talentwinkler 88Hillbilly boogie with AL WINKLER for “Show boat boogie” on the Winkler label # 45-88 . Boogie guitar, mandolin, and call-and-response format.

Doug Stanford, “Sady”

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 Bill Freeman (Bddy Young) “Separate ration blues”

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 Al Winkler, “Show boat boogie”

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From Indiana, a fast bluegrass, “A use to be” by BRYANT WILSON on Adair 620. A nice atmospheric (steel led) “Stoney mountain” by BOBBY BROWN on Backwater 945.

And finally CHUCK GODDARD on the famous Georgia Trepur label (# 1005) with the piano-led “The moon won’t tell“.

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Bobby Brown “Stoney mountain”

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Chuck Goddard “The moon won’t tell”

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There will be next fortnight in early March only.

late March 2013 fortnight favourites

Hello there!

This time is a little special one. Very recently the legendary CLAUDE KING passed away. I chose first from his Louisiana original days. First hillbilly bop , 1953, with “Take It Like A Man” (708) on the short-lived hillbilly Specialty serie (mostly cut in Shreveport), then his solitary Rockabilly on the small Dee-Jay label of Nashville (1957)(1248), “Run Baby Run“.

From I don’t know where, but “Mountain” label seems to refer to Appalachian mountains, a LEO GOSNELL on this 4 Star custom, OP 299, for two fine sides: “Juke Joint Honey” and “Woman Running Around“.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Savoy from New Jersey was indeed a big R&B concern. However it had a short lived Country 3000 serie. Here it is RAY GODFREY and his “Overall Song” (3021).

On  Adair 620, a tremendous Bluegrass “A Use To Be” by a BRYANT WILSON.

Finally in California, Fable 546 label, with RAMBLIN’ EVERETT and “Cincinnati Woman“. Excuse me, I was not that inspired to comment this time. Music speaks by itself. Maybe you prefer it?

late August 2012 fortnight favorites

Howdy, folks. It’s hot over there (South of France), nevertheless I am determined to offer you once more your bi-weekly dose of Hillbilly bop! This time I will give you mostly Bluegrass oriented Hillbilly, and banjo woll be prominently used. Let’s begin on the famous Dixie label (although quite uncommon one to find), with Malcolm Nash and the good “I Guess I’m Wise” (# 833). We go on further with Pinky Pinkston, an artist already surveyed in a recent fortnight. Here he cut a marvelous Bluegrass version of “Blue Moon Of Kentucky” (Fine-R-Tone # 6). The Wilburn Brothers are already a well-known successful brother duet: here I offer their fine rendition of another brothers duet, the Shelton Brothers‘  ’30s classic”Deep Elem Blues“. Well, I know, this version date from 1956, and is very main country-Nashville sounding. Nevertheless, it’s a good version to be heard while playing
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On to West Coast and for a very interesting artist: Black Jack Wayne. I am gathering information on Mister Wayne for a planned feature. I post today his very nice “Shallow Water Blues“, cut with Cal Maddox (of the Maddoxes) on his own Black Jack label (# 104). We return to another recently covered artist, Dennis Goodrich, for a ballad  – actually the flipside to “All Alone“, “My Love for You” on the Debute label (# 500).

Let’s go further in Bluegrass style with a Bryant Wilson and the Kentucky Ramblers issue, “A Use To Be” on Adair 620, a small label from Edinburg, Indiana..

 

 

 

And we come to and end with the fabulous piano-led “Slow Down Baby” by Bob Gaddy on the Harlem label. The guitar player is none other than Larry Dale for this NYC 1953 issue.