Call it Hillbilly Bop, Country Boogie, even Rockabilly, it’s all the same music, developping itself from ’30’s Country Blues or Western Swing plus a an heavy dose of Boogie Woogie. It can be found in all Southern States, also in California and as far as Indiana or Pennsylvania, as much issued on major record labels (RCA, Decca, Columbia, M-G-M) as much, and much more actually, on hundred small labels, often one-off or with the odd issue.
Artists (more than once launching their own label) then tried hard (as today) to litterally sell themselves giving away their records after the show or to local D.J. to be promoted. That’s the story of their little records bopping.org is telling you. Too numerous artists already featured to mention (ca. 450) ; lot more to come. So all you got to do is to type « bopping.org » in your research bar and treat yourself to a musical trip from the ’40s to the ’60s.
Howdy folks ! Hello to newcomers, hi ! to returners. This is the early June 2018 selection of bopping tunes, also some rocking rockabilly blues tunes. First artist on offer is Elmon Mickle, or over here called MODEL « T » SLIM. His whole story is told in Gérard...read more
Howdy, folks. This is the late May 2018 bopping and rockabilly fortnight's favorites. A fair percentage of selections will come from the State of Tennessee, with the odd number from Ohio or NYC. On the Nashville Excello label, more familiar to Blues/R&B buffs,...read more
Hi ! This is the selection (ten tunes) of bopping favorites for early May 2018. The first artist in discussion is HANK SWATLEY. He cut two records on the very small Aaron label, out of West Memphis, Arkansas : just across the Mssissipi River. Now the man is only...read more
The Howington Brothers (Charles « Dub », lead guitar and Roy, bass) were a Washington D.C. act which was signed by Mrs. Lillian Clayborne on his D.C. label. D.C. did mean at the same time 'District of Columbia' and 'D'[for Haskell Davis, publisher]- 'C'[for Lillian...read more
Howdy, folks. This is the late April 2018 bopping fortnight's selection, and I hope you will agree with me : every tune here bops lively... The first three songs are all by a singer, WIBBY LEE, originating maybe from Ohio, maybe from Tennessee, who cut them as late as...read more
Howdy, folks ! Hello to returning visitors – welcome to new ones. This is the early April 2018 bopping fortnight's selection (10 sides ranging from 1947 to 1965). I would not call a minor artist, such one who released 4 records, and even had his own label. This is the...read more