Hello, folks! This is the latest batch of Hillbilly bops/rockabillies I’d like to help you discover. Only unknown names, and microscopic record labels!

The exception being a 1951 Mercury recording by PAUL & ROY, the Tennessee Valley Boys. They had 4 sessions for the label, and I chose the moving, bluegrass flavored (even a mandolin) « Spring Of Love » (# 6374). From Texas probably, because « Bluebonnet Pub » appears on the label, on BOB WHITFIELD. He does a nice medium paced Rockabilly, « What Can A Man  Do » on Spotlight 5018. Fine strong lead guitar (echo), an haunting steel. A fine record which grows on you everytime you listen to it.

 

 

On the Karl label (# 3022), and from I don’t know where, a cross between hillbilly bop and Rockabilly, with LACY KIRK doing the fast  » This Is Saturday Night« . Strong bass, a short fiddle solo. A good record.

From Louisville, KY. do come JIMMY SETTLE & the Blue Grass Rangers for the next song, « Admitting Defeat » on the Pier-Wats label # 1301. There is nothing pertaining to Bluegrass here, because the song is a nice Hillbilly bop dominated by steel.

On the Tycer label # 1304 we come now to JMMY BANKSTON and the « I Come From Louisiana« . No  concession Rockabilly, with unobstrusive drums and fine guitar.

Finally from around 1960, one of the earliest Nashville label releases (see the story in the site) with DAVE STEWART for « Thinking About You » (# 5006). The song has fiddle and bass, and reminds me somehow of early George Jones on Starday.