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.
Not to be confused with Nat King Cole's bass player in the '50s, this Charlie Harris is a Texas music legend who has been active in genres such as Western swing and country & western for at least half a century. One of Harris' biggest fans is country icon Willie...read more
Howdy folks, welcome to new visitors. This is the early December 2018 fortnight's favorites selection, and, as usual, it will be very various in styles from late 1947 to 1964. Bennie Hess BENNIE HESS was a Country singer born February 10, 1914...read more
Hi ! This is the late November 2018 bopping fortnight's favorites selection : I try to add regularly this section of bopping.org. Obscure artists and record labels, as better known ones, but the emphasis is done on lesser known tunes. They do represent...read more
Born Robert W. Sisco, 24 August, 1932, Bolivar, Tennessee Died 17 July 2005, Munster, Indiana Bobby Sisco attended Central High School in Bolivar and graduated alongside his close friend Ramsey Kearney, the singer who cut "Rock the Bop" on Jaxon and...read more
For over twenty years, the Slim Rhodes Show was an institution on Memphis radio. Starting out as a family group, the Rhodes maintained this characteristic through three generations despite a continually changing supporting cast. Originally from Arkansas,...read more
Howdy folks ! This is the early November 2018 fortnight's bopping favorites selection. They are limited from 1955 to 1959 and they include labels like Ekko, Ram, Poppy or Capitol. First we get JAMES WILSON & the Jimmie Cats. As the time of...read more