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 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.
Like many country artists of bygone years, Eddie Kirk is hardly known to contemporary audiences – in this case particularly surprising as he was among the first of the country music artists on Capitol Records to enjoy chart successes and one of the busiest...read more
Hello, this is the late October 2019 favorites' selection, and very different things this time. These are two tracks of the nearest JIMMY MURPHY ever bordered to Rockabilly. A veteran (his 1951 sides on RCA-Victor) of Country bluesy sides, with...read more
Howdy, folks. Here is the early October 2019 fortnight's favorites selection. There will be a unusual amount of records on major labels, all cut between 1955 and 57. Paul Davis He had first appeared in the late August 2016 fortnight's selection...read more
Howdy, folks ! This is the late September 2019 bopping fortnight's selection (9 records). download First we have TROY JORDAN & his Cross-B-Boys from Midland, Tx. There's a joyful uptempo with piano – steel barely audible, plus a fiddle solo :...read more
I don't know where DON WINTERS hailed from, probably Nashville. He has during the mid-'50s several good discs. On RCA-Victor 47-6154 first he asked his Lady « Forgive My Mistakes » : a nice shuffler – piano, steel solo and an extrovert,...read more
ROY COUNTS is nearly unknown nowadays, except for 6 sides issued under his name at various times. He was billed on his Bel-Aire record as with his Okla. Playboys, and he appears to have shared his session (same band) with another Oklahomian (who...read more