Let’s begin this new favorites selection with the first (?) record by an artist who would have much, much later fame as Boxcar Willie. Here he’s named MARTY MARTIN on the Honeycomb label and he sings a good “Mobile, Alabama blues”.

honey comb 102 marty martin Mobile, Alabama blues

poor boy 105 les & hlen tussey they went around

MGM 4070 arthur smith guitar and piano boogie

Marty Martin “Mobile, Alabama blues” download

Les & Helen Tussey “They went around” download

From Indiana in 1960 we find on the Wayne Raney‘s label Poor Boy LES & HELEN TUSSEY doing the nice rockabilly “They went around“.

Next is a famous ARTHUR SMITH on a rare French MGM Issue for the instrumental “Guitar and piano boogie”. Title says it all.

 

Arthur Smith “Guitar and piano boogie” download

 

 

Finally, thanks to a Mr. Noel T, I put my hands on two rare JESS WILLARD disks. First the completely unknown G&G 107 double-sider “I’m branding my darling with my heart” (earlier cut by Jack Guthrie) and “Hillbilly heaven” (this is apparently not Eddie Dean’s song). Both sides are gentle hillbilly boppers from 1957. G&G was a parent label to Ka-Hi which Willard had “I’m telling you” on. Second is the Sundown 126 “Cops and robbers/Night time is cry time” from 1959, posthumously issued. Alas, both sides are completely pop.

Jess Willard “I’m branding my darling with my heart” download

g&g107A Jess Willard hillbilly heaven
Jess Willard “Hillbilly heaven” download
g&g107b jess willard I'm branding my darling with my heart

 

 

 

 

Jess Willard “Night time is cry time” download

Jess Willard “Cops and robbers” download

 

sundown 126A Jess willard night time is cry time

sundown 126B Jess willard cops and robbers