Howdy folks! Hot, hot summer over there (south of France). Lot of hot music one more time for this fortnight.


First not really a newcomer, although not so well known. RED GARRETT on Decca 29742 seems to use Hank Williams’ Drifting Cowboys for this fine fast hillbilly, « Papa Joe’s place« , which reminds me a lot of Hank’s « Jambalaya« . Strange guitar sound.

Three tracks then by VERNON CLAUD. I don’t know where he came from, but his records were issued between 1957 and 1958 on Decca. First a medium bopper « Jungle of cement and stone« , an average hillbilly altho’. Then let’s embark for a Johnny Horton type (whom Claud wrote for) country song, « Daylight angel« . Last one is a minor classic, « Baby’s gone« , full-blooded rockabilly all along.










Michigan’s JIMMY WILLIAMS on the Drifter label for two issues (1955-56), I like the rural sounding voice of Williams on « Can you face yourself » and « If you could love me« .

Finally from Cincinnati on the Acorn label (not the Savoy blues sub-label) for another JIMMIE WILLIAMS and the fine uptempo « Hey, hey, little dreamboat« . Sawing fiddle and a nice guitar.