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.
Lawton “Slim” Williams, “Tennessee Avenue” (1949-1960) to “Farewell Party” – from Hillbilly to commercial country
Despite a performing and recording career that spanned six decades, there's no question that Lawton Williams is best known for writing songs, including classics like Fraulein and Farewell Party. This was true even at the height of his career as a performer...read more
Howdy, folks! Here is the more recent selection of fortnight's favorites. Hope you will find something of interest here. >The Tennessee Drifers The TENNESSEE DRIFERS were a small outfit, whose main instrument was a piano. The vocalist was...read more
Hello everyone ! This is the selection for early November 2019 fortnight's favorites. Every track will be within the 1954-57 period, except the odd item from early '60s or even later. Riley Crabtree RILEY CRABTREE was born in Mount Pleasant, TX...read more
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