Hello, folks, howdy, visitors! Below are my favorites of the last 15 days which I’d like you (maybe) discover, both by music and my own words – what I know about these records, sometimes nearly nothing!

We begin in Nashville, early Sixties, with the DIXIELAND DRIFTERS and “HOT TO TROT” cut for the B.B. label.  B.B. dixieland-drifters trotThe presence of a dobro, and an unusual infectious rhythm, plus the unisson vocal, make this record very particular. I know the tune had a commercial impact, because, without doubt, its unlikely Bluegrass  nature.

Then a decade earlier in Texas. JIMMIE STONE had this solitary “MIDNIGHT BOOGIE” on Imperial (8000 serie) in 1951. Firm vocal, a fine backing, and a completely stunning guitar solo. Surely the man knew the Blues!   imperial  stone midnght

On to Memphis and Meteor label. BARNEY BURCHAM is a real unknown, only for his solitary “CAN’T STEAL MY WAY AROUND“. Typical Memphis Hillbilly bop from 1955.

Next two choices are more Rock’n’Roll oriented. First, GRAHAM B. and “ROCK AND ROLL FEVER“. It’s been suggested that the man had connection with Buzz Busby, so a Washington, D.C. location is possible.  speaks graham B. fever

Second, for the well-known Bandera label out of Chicago, we find another  unknown, certainly a pseudonym: LONESOME LEE and the cool 1958 “CRY OVER ME” – very nice guitar solo.  bandera  lee cry

Finally a R&B classic, “CALDONIA“, sung and played on piano by the 8-years old wonder SUGAR CHILE ROBINSON in 1951. He disappeared afterwards.

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