Howdy y’all, folks. A little bit late, back from holidays. Here is my new choice of favorites. As usual, a selection of tunes of the great era.
HARRY HANSON on the Louisiana Empire label (# 795, a Starday custom) with « Just remember » from 1959. Fine primitive hillbilly bop which could well have been cut 3 or 4 years earlier.
Harry Hanson, « Just remember »
Cal Davis, « Partnership love affair » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/fortune-185-Cal-Davis-Partnership-Love-Affair-1956.mp3download
From Detroit on Fortune 185, CAL DAVIS and rockabilly « Partnership love affair« , complete with steel and guitar.
Two sides by the very good EUEL HALL from Texas, on the Towne House label (# 11). Lazy vocal, assuring guitar for « Blue feeling » and « Stand in line« . Cross between hillbilly bop and rockabilly.
Euel Hall « Stand in line » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/towne-house-11-Euel-Hall-Stand-In-Line.mp3download
Euel Hall, « Blue feeling » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/towne-house-11-Euel-Hall-Blue-Feeling.mp3download
BILLY BARNETT now and the minor classic « Tired of your honky tonk love » on the Phoenix Tex label (# 105). Fine guitar.
And finally, a fast bluegrass bopper by KEN CLARK, « Big man » on Starday 495 from 1960. Great banjo and mandolin backing. Ken Clark was also on the Nashville label (see elsewhere in the site).
Billy Barnett « Tired of your honky tonk love » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Tex-105B-Billy-Barnett-Tired-Of-Your-Honky-Tonk-Love-www.keepvid.com_.mp3download
Ken Clark, « Big man » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/starday-495-Ken-Clark-Big-Man-www.keepvid.com_.mp3download
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.
Hillbilly 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 »http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/D-1034A-Doug-Stanford-Sady-.mp3download
Bill Freeman (Bddy Young) « Separate ration blues » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/TEXTALENT-Bill-Freeman-separate-ration-blues.mp3download
Al Winkler, « Show boat boogie » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/winkler-88-Al-Winkler-The-Warren-Country-Band-Showboat-Boogie.mp3download
From Indiana, a fast blegrass, « 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« .
Bryant Wilson « A use to be » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/adair-620-Bryant-Wilson-and-the-Kentucky-Rambler-A-Used-To-Be-.mp3download
Bobby Brown « Stoney mountain » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/blackwater-945-Bobby-Brown-And-The-Country-Music-Makers-Stoney-Mountain-Where-I-Lost-My-Love.mp3download
Chuck Goddard « The moon won’t tell » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/TREPUR-1005-Chuck-Goddard-The-Moon-Wont-Tell-...-58-Hillbilly-Bop.mp3download
There will be next fortnight in early March only.
Howdy folks! This is the second serie of favorites for the new Year. All selections do come from the eastern parts of U.S, except one from Indiana.
From Mobile, Alabama, WADE JERNIGAN offers the first titles on the Sandy (# 1010) label. Medium hillbilly bop, steel and fiddle for « Road of love« . Flip « So tired » is more intimate.
Wade Jernigan « Road of love » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Road-Of-Love.mp3download
Wade Jernigan « So tired » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/So-Tired.mp3download
From New York on the Mell label (same as Howie Stang‘s) (# 121) by one MOREY DUBOIS. « If you can spare the time » is obviously inspired by 1950 Lefty Frizzell hit, bit it’s Rockabilly from 1959. From Hammond, Indiana, we find BILLY REED and « Honky-tonk mama » a fine medium hillbilly bopper full of steel and fiddle. Topical lyrics. Campfire 45-33.
Morey Dubois, « If you can spare the time » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/mell-Morey-Dubois-If-You-Can-Spare-The-Time-MELL-121.mp3download
Billy Reed « Honky-tonk mama » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/campfire-45-33-Billy-Reed-Honky-tonk-mama.mp3download
LES TUCKER offers « Wrong kinda lovin » , a fast call and response format cross between hillbilly bop and rockabilly from late 1958, on the St Paul, Minnesota HEP label 2144.
On one of the many Dixie labels, one religious Hillbilly bop, « Crossing river Jordan » by HARMON R. WILLIS (# 123) and the Willis Family. Nice guitar. Sounds an accordion in the background?
Finally a curiosity. SHORTY LONG and BOB NEWMAN team up in 1955 on the « X » label for a train song, « Roll Rattler, roll« .(#0045)
Les Tucker « Wrong kinda lovin’ http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/hep-2144-Les-Tucker-Wrong-Kinda-Lovin.mp3download
Harmon R. Willis « Crossing river Jordan » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Harmon-R.-Willis-The-Willis-Family-Crossing-River-Jordan-Hillbilly-Gospel-45.mp3download
Dalton Boys « Roll, Rattler, roll » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/X-0045-The-Dalton-Boys-Roll-Rattler-Roll.mp3download
Several stories of artists are on their way. I’m still lacking biographical info on ART GIBSON, SHORTY LONG, HAPPY FATS LEROY.
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).
Noris Mims, « Sweet sweet baby » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/arlington-101B-Norris-Mims-réduit-Sweet-Sweet-Baby.mp3download
Ted Newton, « Save me the label » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/bellwood-Ted-Newton-Save-Me-The-Label.mp3download
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.
Hank Trotter, « Because, because » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Because-Because-because-I-love-yo.mp3download
Hank Trotter, « I threw away a diamond » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/I-Threw-Away-A-Diamond.mp3download
Same record on 78rpm(thanks to Ronald Keppner)
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.
Howard W. Brady, « Hot rod boogie » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/flagship-914-5B-Howard-W.-Brady-Hot-Rod-Boogie.mp3download
Finally simply the Tommy Dorsey‘s classic « Boogie-woogie » of 1938, revived in 1948 by none other than AMOS MILBURN on Aladdin 3105.
Amos Milburn, « Boogie-woogie » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/B2.Boogie-woogie-L-248.mp3download
Howdy folks, here’s the new batch of Bopping goodies early this month.
From Arkansas, a state not already known for its music. Nevertheless one can find with Internet some very nice records. I knew HERSHEL PARKER for years (through a Tom Sims’ cassette) and his « Hey-Pa » on the Fort Smith, Arkansas, Pla-an-tak (# 510-25) label. Very solid Country bop from the early ’60s. He also had on the Fort Smith UBC label (# 1023) the fine double-sided (one side uptempo, the other a great ballad) « Can’t go home tonight » (very sensitive ballad with fiddle and steel solos) backed with the upt. « I can’t forget« . I couldn’t find a picture n the net but the music only. All sides from early ’60s. UBC also issued Bob Calloway‘s fine Rocker « Wake up, little boy blue » in 1960. See arkansas45s.blogspot.com for information on Arkansas labels.
Hershel Parker « Hey-Pa » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/pla-an-tak-510-25-Hershel-Parker-Hey-pa.mp3download
« Can’t go home tonight » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/UBC-1023-Herschel-Parker-Cant-Go-Home-Tonight.mp3download
Hershel Parker I can’t forget » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/UBC-1023-Herschel-Parker-I-Cant-Forget.mp3download
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Seemingly a Tennessean, HOMER MONROE cut in Chattanooga, TN, the nice "Headin' on down the line" on the Spann label (#1764). We find him once more - same piano to the fore, so he's presumably playing it - on an Alabama Silvia label from Silvania for "It's many a mile from me to you" (# 1161), Country Drifters backing him. Judging by the sound, I'd assume both records being from the late '50s.
Homer Monroe "Headin on down the line" http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Spann-443B-Homer-Monroe-Headin-on-down-the-line.mp3download
Homer Monroe « It’s many a mile from me to you » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/silvia-1161B-Homer-Monroe-And-The-Country-Drifters-Its-Many-A-Mile-From-Me-To-you1.mp3download
On the Linda label – there has been a few by the same name: « Country Music From Midway USA » – REBEL WRIGHT offers « I’m a long gone daddy » (not the Hank Williams’ song) (# 002B) and finally from « the heart of Dixie » on the Bama label (# 00001B) (not THE Bama label for Hardrock Gunter‘s « Birmingham Bounce » from 1951) by LEFTY PRITCHETT and the Country Kats, « Just an ole has been« . Enjoy the selections, bye! Next fortnight early January 2014. Have a Boppin’ Xmas and a happy Hillbilly New Year!
Rebel Wright « I’m a long gone daddy » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/linda-45-002B-Rebel-Wright-Im-A-Long-Gone-Daddy.mp3download
Lefty Pritchett « Just an ole has been » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Lefty-Pritchett-His-Country-Cats-Just-An-Ole-Has-Been-19601.mp3download
Sourve: primarily Internet.
Howdy, folks! En route for the new cartload of bopping Hillbillies/Rockabillies and white rockers (this time), plus the usual R&B rocker. First two tunes are by WEBB FOLEY, from Fort Wayne, Indiana it seems. He had « Bee bop baby » on Emerald 2013 in 1957 (flip side is « You ought make records« , listed as « C&W », alas I didn’t trace it). Rockabilly and that’s all, topical lyrics, good rhythm. Next year he was to have a white rocker « Little bitty mama » (Emerald EP 750), a good one. BUT, beware of his sides on the M label (« Strange little girl/One by one » and « Little town Xmas »), they’re awful! More on Emerald next fortnight.
Webb Foley « Bee bop baby » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Webb-Foley-Bee-Bop-Baby.mp3download
Webb Foley « Little bitty mama » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Webb-Foley-Little-Bitty-Mama.mp3download
Next artist must have been a local one, as his label: Royal 100, for COUSIN KEITH LOYD (sic). He cut « Dangerous crossing » (1955?) certainly having in mind Billy Strange’s « Diesel smoke » from a pair of years earlier. Cousin Keith Loyd « Dangerous crossing » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Cousin-Keith-Loyd-Dangerous-Crossing-1955.mp3download
I return to MARVIN RAINWATER. I did celebrate his death last month with one of his most known tracks, « Mr. Blues« . Now I’ve chosen « So you think you’ve got troubles » (MGM 12420), cut a coupe of years later, and a fast good side of its own.
Marvin Rainwater « So you think you’ve got troubles » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Marvin-Rainwater-So-You-Think-Youve-Got-Trouble.mp3download
BILL LOWE was from West Coast, and cut for the interesting small label Sundown. There he had at least two issues, the one here (# 117), « You set my heart on fire« , a very nice late ’50s hillbilly. Lowe had a duet with TOMMY GUESS, also on Sundown, « Foolish heart » (# 106 – I include it in the podcasts, having copied it from an old Tom Sims’ cassette).
Bill Lowe « You set my heart on fire » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/sundown-117-Bill-Lowe-You-Set-My-Heart-On-Fire-1959.mp3download
Tommy Guess & Bill Lowe « Foolish heart » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/tommy-guess-foolish-heart3.mp3download
courtesy Udo Frank
inspired by John Burton
Finally a great R&B Rocker by FLASH TERRY, « She’s my baby » on the Southbay label (# 500), obviously a S.F. issue. Just take a look at the logo: Southbay must have been inspired by Starday (3 stars). Flash Terry « She’s my baby » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southbay-500-Flash-Terry-Shes-My-Baby.mp3download
Enjoy the selections. Any comment or addition/correction welcome!
Howdy folks! Many thanks to the 80.852+ visitors of this site since February 2009. May anyone find what he/she searches here in Hillbilly bop and Rockabilly music!
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.
Frank Simon, « Sugar plum boogie » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/4-Frank-Simon-Sugar-plum-boogie-repris.mp3download
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.
Jay. T. Starr, « Wa-na-chee » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/4-STAR-1708-x-45-Jay-T.-Star-Wa-Na-Chee-57-Indian-Bop-KILLER-Hillbilly-style.mp3download
Jay T. Starr, « Darker clouds ahead » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/4-Jay-T-Starr-Darker-Clouds-Ahead-stereo.mp3download
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)
Bob Hill, « This old train » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/nabor-105-Bob-Hill-This-Old-Train.mp3download
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.
Ernie Lee « You’re next door to heaven when you’re in Tennessee » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/rca-21-0158-Ernie-Lee-and-his-Southerners-Youre-next-Door-To-Heaven-When-Youre-In-Tennessee-1.mp3download
Later in the ’50s, HOUSTON BARKS belts out his Country-rocker « She’s gone » on the Buck & Sunny label (101).
Houston Barks, « She’s gone » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/buck-sunny-101-Houston-Barks-Shes-Gone1.mp3download
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).
Buck Owens, « You’re for me » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Buck-Owens-Youre-For-Me-repris.mp3download
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!
Howdy folks! Ready for a new batch of boppin’ hillbillies? Here we go:
First, from Arkansas, the otherwise unknown KIRMET PHILLIPS, certainly a local guy who did only this fine 1957 medium paced hillbilly, « Walking alone tonite » (2841) on the small DUB label. The latter was self-conscious of its ambition, because it surnamed itself « International »! Indeed in its relatively short time of existence, it issued other good records by Jimmy Williams (« Always late » fame), Don Head, Buddy Childress or Chuck Brooks, all fine rockabllies/rockers.
Kirmet Phillips, « Walking alone tonite » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/dub-2841-Kirmet-Philips-Im-walkin-alone.mp3download
Second artist, from Mississipi this time, on the also very small VON label which had in its roster important artists as Lloyd McCullough, Hayden Thompson or Johnny Burnette Rock’n'Roll Trio (their first ever record). The disc is by SHORTY SULLIVAN, « Tell me, tell me » (# 1004), again a fast hillbilly recently reviewed by « the hillbillyresearcher.blogspot » of Allan Turner. I included the flip side, « Gotta have your love tonight« , to be found on a Cactus (High on the hog, vol. 2) compilation. Both tunes were issued in November 1955.
Shorty Sullivan, « Tell me, tell me » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/VON-1004_A.mp3download
Shorty Sullivan, « Gotta have your love tonight » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/von-1004B-shorty-sullvan-gotta-have-your-love-tonight.mp3download
Then a Nashvillian, as the name of his backing band, His Lone Star Boys, doesn’t imply: BOB EATON, who cut several 78 rpm on Decca during 1950. Here I offer both sides of Decca 46276, a Mattie O’Neal/Salty Holmes written song, « Virginia on a saturday night« , good fast hillbilly, as the flip side « My dreamboat struck a snag« . Eaton was also a regular on Louisiana Hayride and KWKH as well as Nashville’s WSM. His steel player sounds very much like Jerry Byrd, which can be heard I’m told, for best effects, on Eaton’s « Somebody’s steelin’ my baby’s sugar » (Decca 46219).
Bob Eaton, « Virginia on a saturday night » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Bob-Eaton-Virginia-on-a-saturday-night.mp3download
Bob Eaton, « My dreamboat struck a snag » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/decca-46276-My-Dreamboat-Struck-A-Snag-Bob-Eaton.mp3download
Another find from Allan Turner’s site is CARL LOTTS and the Kentucky Kernels, « Wandering lonesome blues » on the LOT label (# 76). Its F80W prefix (RCA mastering system) gives an issue in 1955. Lotts was nicknamed on the label « The wandering blues boy« , and he surely sings a good bluesy hillbilly tune.
Carl Lotts, « Wandering lonesome blues » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Lot-76-carl-LOTTS.mp3download
The fifth artist chosen is GENE McKOWN. Important artist of (originally) Kansas City, who moved to West coast before returning home in the late ’50s. He had records on Fable, Brass, Sims, Totem (60s), even a blues cut on a Hometown Jamboree LP in 1958. Here he delivers a rockabilly/rocker, « Little Mary » on the West coast AGGIE label(# 1003), 1958. It’s less wild than « Rockabilly rhythm » (# 1001), once revived by Ronnie Weiser on his Rollin’ Rock label; nevertheless it’s a good song too.
Gene McKown, « Little Mary » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/aggie-1003A-Gene-McKown-Little-Mary-1958-.mp3download
Finally, a great dame of R&B, Miss HELEN HUMES in 1946. Backed by the Bill Doggett (of « Honky tonk » fame) Octet, she belts her pain in this « Unlucky woman » on the Philo label # 107, later renamed Aladdin. Enjoy the 78 rpm sound!
Helen Humes « Unlucky woman » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Helen-Humes-Bill-Doggett-Octet-Unlucky-Woman-Philo-Records-78.mp3download
Howdy folks! Hope you are well!! Thanks to you, more than 78. 600 visitors can not be wrong, so I will keep up the good work with confidence. Latest posts on the site: the ALLSTAR label from Houston, the JACOBY Brothers from San Antonio. In the process of a huge project on BILL NETTLES & His Dixie Blue Boys. More research on Buffalo Johnson, Billy Hughes, list is endless. I found new friends and contributors, first Herr Ronald Keppner from Frankfurt, Germany.
Here we go first for sad news. Surely you have heard sudden death of MARVIN RAINWATER on September 17. What a great loss, as he was one of the greats in Hillbilly/Rockabilly/R&R of the ’50s. Two tracks there. His original version (later done by the Maddox Brothers) of « I Gotta Go Get My Baby » on 4 *. Then his great (mumbling vocal, and a great slap-bass) « Mr. Blues » on M-G-M 12240 from 1956.
I gotta go get my baby (1954) http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/A3-Marvin-Rainwater-I-Gotta-Go-Get-My-Baby.mp3Download
Mr. Blues (1956) http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/MR-BLUE-MARVIN-RAINWATER.mp3Download
Harry Choates i946 « Jole Blon » had many sequels, including Floyd Tilman‘s « Slippin’ around with Jole Blon« . Here I offer what is supposed to be the original version by BUD MESSNER (with the co-writer of the song, Bill Franklin on vocal) on the Abbey label. In due course, there is the flipside, a nice shuffler called « I died all over you ».
Bill Franklin, « Slippin’ around with Jole Blon » (Abbey 15004) http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Slippin-Around-With-Jole-Blon.mp3Download
Bill Franklin, « I died all over you » (Abbey 15004) http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/I-Died-All-Over-You.mp3Download
Back to old friends:the GEORGIA CRACKERS. Their story (and that of the younger brother of the Newman trio, BOB NEWMAN) has been told earlier in this site. I recently put my hands on one of their early renditions (1947) on RCA-Victor, « That’s the way it’s gonna be » (RCA 20-0038). Fine bopper. Hope someday RCA will reissue all their output.
Georgia Crackers, « That’s the way it’s gonna be » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/The-Georgia-Crackers-Thats-The-Way-Its-Gonna-Be.mp3Download
Now for two sides from the multi-faced SONNY JONES. From New Orleans or vicinity, he was at one time called SKINNY DYNAMO (on Marlin and Excello). Here are his very first sides cut with Salvador Doucette on piano in 1952 for Specialty. Great swooping Louisiana Rocking Blues! Later he went on Imperial.
Sonny Jones, « Do you really love me? » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/specialty-443-sonny-jones-do-you-really-love-me.mp3download
Sonny Jones « Is everything all right » http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/specialty-443-sonny-jones-is-everything-all-right.mp3download
Have a nice survey of the selections. Comments as usual welcome. Bye
Howdy folks! Well it’s been quite some time since I last posted. Lot of work this Summer, down in Marseille (south of France) where I’d set my younger daughter as student in her flat up. Last post (today): an important article on the JACOBY Brothers (TNT and Columbia recordings). Nearly all their output is posted in a new presentation. I hope it will please you. Let me know. By now, for this fortnight, we begin with the guitar player of the Miller Brothers, EDDIE MILLER. He lets his bass player Jim McGraw take the lead on this April 1956 4 Star 1693 issue, « Patty cake man« , a typical 4 Star pano led honky tonker.
Another important artist on the West coast was ROCKY BILL FORD, mostly known for his 1951 « Beer drinking blues », easily found on many compilations. Lesser known is his « Willie Dum Dee » on Gilt-Edge 9 from 1951: typical baritone voice for this fine shuffler.
Rocky Bill Ford: Willie Dum Dee http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/rocky-bill-ford-willie-dum-dee.mp3
From Joliet, Illinois, 1957, comes JIMMIE LAUDERDALE for a joyful, hopping « Right away, quick! quick! » country-rocker on the Jopz label. Nice guitar. Right away, quick quick http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Jimmie-Lauderdale-Right-Away-Quick-Quick-1957.mp3 Download Now BEN BAKER for two tracks on the Cool label from Harrison, NJ. Atmospheric hillbilly bop (one waltz tempo). Lots of echo on the steel and fiddle. Nice tunes: « Tomorrow your leaving« (sic) and « Too late now« . strong>Tommow you_re leaving/span> http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Tomorrow-Your-Leaving.mp3 Download
Too late now http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Too-Late-Now.mp3
Finally a R&B romper with CECIL GANT and « Nashville jumps« , one of the early sides on Bullet out of Nashville. Enjoy the selections! Bye. Nashville jumps http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Bullet-250-A-cecil-gant-nashville-jumps.mp3