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.
DAFFAN records (1955-1958) (from Kevin Coffey’s notes to “The Daffan Records story”, Bear Family BCD 15878, 1995) Ted DaffanTed Daffan was at a crossroads both in his life and his career in the fall of 1955. His days as a best seller for Columbia...read more
All too often, country composers of the 1940s and 1950s who didn’t have a substantial string of hits of their own are forgotten even if their songs have not been. Jimmy Work is a classic example. The author of three bonafide Country classics – “Tennessee...read more
Jimmy Key & his Timber Trail Riders Originating from Cullman, Tx, in 1927, he worked his way through Florida, Mississipi, Tennessee before relocating himself in Fort Worth, Tx. It is then surprising that his record label, HiLite was one out of Barre, Vermont. His...read more
Howdy folks! Glad to meet you again. Just a note about the way I put in order those fortnight's favorites selections. When a record out of my digital library appears to please me, be it Country boogie, Hillbilly hop or Rockabilly, I am hungry to find if the artist...read more
Fred (Frederick Austin) Kirby was born on July 19, 1910 in Charlotte, North Carolina. His father worked as a preacher and he had nine brothers and sisters. When he was a kid, Fred's mother...read more
Howdy folks! Here we go again for a new selection (rather a short ne) of bopping favorites. They range from late '40s (Cousin Deems Sanders) to late '50s (Ray Stone). With the odd issue from Detroit (Peter De Bree) or California (Gene Crabb), they are all Texas...read more