Howdy, folks. Here is the usual batch of bi-monthly hillbilly boppers. This time completely unknown artists, even (but one case) location of recording.
Jay T. Starr must have been a West coaster, since I know of a 1951 record by him on Coast (# 9017, « Rattle Snake Boogie« ). Here is his 4 Star 1708 from 1957. « Dark Clouds Ahead » has a muddy sound (transfered from YouTube), nevertheless a fine uptempo bopper, while its flipside, « Wa-Na-Chee » has a strong guitar in it. Indian bopper.
Howard Perkins hails certainly from the early ’60s, and has a possible answer to Lattie Moore‘s « Out Of Control ». Here is his « Under Control » on the Juke label, # 2012.
One Little Carolyn Sue declares « I Hate Men » on the Lar label (# 738) with a sour voice. Rasping late ’50s hillbilly, near rockabilly.
Finally Leon Collard with two tracks. « Silver Queen » on the Basic 816 label. Apparently a train song. Good anyway. Then on the Louisville, KY Spiral label (# 800) « Hello USA« . Enjoy them all.
Hello, folks! This is the latest batch of Hillbilly bops/rockabillies I’d like to help you discover. Only unknown names, and microscopic record labels!
The exception being a 1951 Mercury recording by PAUL & ROY, the Tennessee Valley Boys. They had 4 sessions for the label, and I chose the moving, bluegrass flavored (even a mandolin) « Spring Of Love » (# 6374). From Texas probably, because « Bluebonnet Pub » appears on the label, on BOB WHITFIELD. He does a nice medium paced Rockabilly, « What Can A Man Do » on Spotlight 5018. Fine strong lead guitar (echo), an haunting steel. A fine record which grows on you everytime you listen to it.
On the Karl label (# 3022), and from I don’t know where, a cross between hillbilly bop and Rockabilly, with LACY KIRK doing the fast » This Is Saturday Night« . Strong bass, a short fiddle solo. A good record.
From Louisville, KY. do come JIMMY SETTLE& the Blue Grass Rangers for the next song, « Admitting Defeat » on the Pier-Wats label # 1301. There is nothing pertaining to Bluegrass here, because the song is a nice Hillbilly bop dominated by steel.
On the Tycer label # 1304 we come now to JMMY BANKSTON and the « I Come From Louisiana« . No concession Rockabilly, with unobstrusive drums and fine guitar.
Finally from around 1960, one of the earliest Nashville label releases (see the story in the site) with DAVE STEWART for « Thinking About You » (# 5006). The song has fiddle and bass, and reminds me somehow of early George Jones on Starday.