EARL MONTGOMERY (backed by Shorty Underwood) delivers first « You played me for a fool » on the Slim Willet owned Edmoral label (# 954). It’s an uptempo hillbilly bop, with assured vocal. Backing consist of piano, steel and fiddle, each one having a short solo.
On the microscopic Marshall label (no #) probably from Atlanta, Ga. we find now PERCY MARSHALL and the double-sider « Leaving town/Give me my guitar and traveling shoes ». A GREAT lazy vocal Country-blues from the late ’50s or early ’60s. It reminds me of Harmonica Frank Floyd, and even has words to the traditional « Matchbox ». The faithful Drunken Hobo adds this: “rite pressing 16481/2 = 1966 Marshall 45- #”. So now we have a probable date of issue.
In a previous Fortnight I had posted HAL ANDREWS and his famous « Brown-eyed girl » on Choctaw. Now here is, with a nice mid-paced shuffler (steel, piano), « For wrongs you done » on the Escambia label ( 0502) from 1959. Indeed he had had earlier at least one record on Rich-R’Tone.
Next artist is not familiar, although he offers a fine bopper (complete with sound effects) with « No parkin’ here » on Columbia 21259 (not apparently to be confused with the Bobby Grove song on King – posted early in this site). JIMMY LITTLEJOHN had another (maybe for a future fortnight) great «Haunted blues » (# 21320).
On JIMMY AVANTS (A-B-S label # 118), « Devil or an angel » (some crackings, sorry), I could find nothing, even a location for the label. A fast bopper with a nice steel solo. Value: $ 50-60. You can find many informations on the A-B-S label on: http://anorakrockabilly45rpm.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/a-b-s-de-45rpm-american-best-sellers.html (Dean C. Morris site)
From Kalamazoo, Michigan comes WAYNE ROBERTS on the Key label (# 15305) for the fine « Do blonds have more fun ? » : great interplay between steel and lead guitar. A short rockabilly solo. A nice awesome find.
Finally from Tampa, Fla. « My world keeps rolling on and on » by CLYDE GUTHRIE on the Nugget label (# 1005). A fast number, an husky voice and a short steel solo.
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Ready for a new batch of bopping Hillbilly and Rockabilly? This time I concentrate myself on obscure artists..So I feel uninspired, and my comments will be minimal, sorry.
From Texas and Fort Worth comes RAYMOND PARISH for the fine medium hillbilly bop, including fiddle, “I’m Packin’ Up And Moving out” on the High Line label (# 102). Don’t know when it was recorded, I’d assume late ’50s.
Let’s turn back East: Natchez, Mississipi. GRAY MONTGOMERY offers a bordering Rockabilly tune, with “Right Now” on the Beagle label (# 101). It’s even billed “Rockin vocal”.
Later – 1963 – a Starday custom record from one of the Carolinas: Flop 1012 and the medium “Got It Made (in The Shade)“. Here LES WALDROOP is backed only by bass and lead guitar: Wade & Mickey, as shown on the label.
1961. JIMMY WELCH does a fast country-rock tune, “Searight Blues” on the Alabama based A-B-S label (# 146).
On the Mac label (unknown place), we have got now BOB ROARK & the Country Band for the fine melodic ” The Road To Your Heart” (# 467).
Finally the classic Nashville sound in Hillbilly bop, from April 1953: TOM ANDERSON, “As The Hands Go ‘Round The Clock” (M-G-M 11589).