Late October 2014 fortnight’s favorites

Here it is, a new selection of hillbilly bop goodies, mostly from the early to mid-60s.

RED MANSEL is the earliest, from 1957, on a very early All Star label issue (# 7160) . This is hillbilly rock at its best, topical lyrics.

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Red ManselJohnny on the spot download


RED LEWIS on the Kasko label (# 1643), from 1965. « I’ll move along » sounds well 7 or 8 years earlier. Great slapping bass, guitar all along. A discrete steel takes a fine solo.

Red LewisI’ll move alongdownload
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From Michigan and 1963 on a Starday custom Dixie label (#1056) comes FRANK ZOLTON and « Cats eyes ». A medium ditty with an unusual for the era accordion solo.

Frank ZoltonCats eyesdownload

Valparaiso, Florida. HAL ANDREWS offers « Brown-eyed girl », a medium opus, on the Choctaw label (# 6001).
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Hal AndrewsBrown-eyed girl”download

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Rex ZarioIt’s nobody’s fault but your owndownload



REX ZARIO even had a full album on Arcade. Here he delivers the fine « It’s nobody’s fault but your own » from 1959-60 (# 163). Indeed in 1956 he had had « Go man gone ».

Finally a wonderful rural duet by the VANDERGRIFT BROS. On the Cozy label from W.Va., « Sitting here a-crying » (# 447).
Vandergrift Bros. “Sitting here a-cryingdownload

All selections taken from the net.

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