I’m looking for…

Tom Sims’ actual address. Last seen in Spring Valley, Ca. Was a collector and dealer; Uh, finally I got Tom’s address, its: tsims2@san.rr.com. Huh-hah, this address is wrong, the message I sent came back undelivered. Can anyone give me the right one? Hope ole’ Tom is still alive! He may be about 50-54 now. Last news: a letter early in the 2000s. He was collecting stage clothes (more than 200!). Sees he’s got huge room for all these…

I’m looking too for a particular record. Mac Sims on Palos 1201 or Pacer 1201 (Drivin’ Wheel: thumping black rocker!). Can anybody help, at least the music on mp3 ? OK. I found it on a German CD!

I am looking for Jimmy Simpson (Republic, Hidus, Caprock) and Billy Barton (Abbott, King) label shots. Can anyone help? (April 5th, 2010). I found a scan of Hidus 2007 (I’m a high toned papa) (10th April, 2010) and a scan of Caprock 113 (I’m an oilfield boy)(11th April – thanks Andrew). Thanks to friends! Now both artists have their own feature in bopping!

I am selling an old German Castle LP 8214 of SLIM WILLET. Tracks: Don’t let the stars…(inst)/Leave me Alone Now/Live While We’re Young/Hungry Slim (inst)/Live Today As If You Knew/Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown/Villa cuna (inst)/Little Bluebirds Keep Singing/It’s Hard To Love Just One/Don’t Waste your Heart/Shibuya/Hadacol Corners. Rare sides (4 Star label). Condition: New (unplayed). Price: 15 €, or 17 $ + P&P.

I am looking for a particular EP on the Deadwood label (# 35901) by Rod Morris. The main track is « Weary blues« . I need a label scan of both sides, and mp3 of both sides please!

I am looking for any serious collector prepared to scan labels from his/her collection, to embellish future features in Bopping.org. Contact me, I am hungry for scans!


I AM LOOKING for Tennessee Slim on Speed 103 label scans: « Doggie house boogie/It’s raining tears« . Somebody help me please!

I NEED the first DOYLE WRIGHT issue on Imperial 8127 (scan + mp3) : « I’m not weeping over you/That’s why I cry« . Without doubt, first class Hillbilly bop from 1951!

I desperately want a particular track by LUE CAZZ, « Your picture« , a Vee-Jay unreleased track, only issued on P-Vine PCD 5217/4, called « Vee-Jay, the Chicago black music« . Do you already know the solid version Cazz did of « The walk« , backed by Jimmy McCracklin’ band?


For a future article on FRED CRAWFORD, I need a mp3 of his second Starday (# 145), « Love with such a past« .


Also for a research on fiddler MERLE ‘RED’ TAYLOR, I need the following:

– Decca 28496 (Most of all/You can’t be a bride without a groom): label scans + mp3 of both tracks

– Decca 28741 (Gimme a little sugar/Suppose we try): label scan of B-side (Suppose..) and mp3 to both tunes.

Both Decca date from 1952-53. Note that Taylor was the vocalist/fiddler on Bill Monroe‘s « Uncle Pen » from 1950. This is a surprise of the forthcoming article!