Howdy folks. Here is the new selection for this first summer’s favorites. From Columbus, Ohio, the brothers (or cousins?) JOE and RAY SHANNON on the Shenandoah label (# 246) for a fine rockabilly (good guitar): “Hobo Baby“.
Then on Dixie – I don’t know if this is the ‘regular’ Madison, TN,Dixie label. The song is from ’61, by BOB WELLER. “Devil’s Heart” (# 850) is well sung, well convincing, over a medium piano. Very atmospheric.
I turn on a great unknown. He played on numerous Cincinnati sessions for King records: here LOUIE INNIS has his own “Sing Your Song Baby” (# 4861, from 1955) with chorus. Fine Innis’ guitar and fiddle.
JAM-UP & HONEY from Tennessee on Dot Records (# 1114). It’s a folky tune (even a banjo), with a prominent fiddle (solo). “Holding The Sack” sounds a different brand of hillbilly.
From Houston, as early as 1951. JIMMIE SPEAR has the fiddle romper “Turn Me ‘Round” on Freedom 5005. Nice guitar solo and steel.