early July 2012 fornight’s favourites

Howdy folks, we embark for a new serie of obscure hillbilly bop records. TED WEST is not an unknown artist. He cut 1952 for Republic in Nashville the fine « She Bent My Pole » and the equally good (with sound effects) « Parking Worries » (see in the site the article on Republic Records, from July 2011). He cut two sessions in 1953-1954 for M-G-M, which I did extract the nice « Call Of The Devil’s Ride » (# 11539) from. Backing accompaniment may be by the Drifting Cowboys. A good shuffler from the days before Nashville was not rotten neither too commercial. (suite…)

late December 2011 fortnight’s favourites

Howdy folks! This time, being late by 3 days, I won’t be as talkative as usual. Very few snippets on the main artist, and only label shots for the others. CUZZIN BILL HAMBY does offer us his aptly named « Heart Break Station » on the Way-Vee (# 600) label, I think from somewhere in Texas.  way-vee 800 bill hamby Heart break stationrenco 737 bobby metzel no longer mine

Then on to BOBBY METZEL with the fine « No Longer Mine » (Renco 737)

Back to TIM DINKINS, whose I podcasted the great « Cattin’ Tonight » once in an article devoted to « Cat Music« . Here it is the equally good flipside, « It’s All In A Lifetime » (Fable 595 A, from California).

fable 595A tim dinkins It's all in a lifetime

The three remaining tracks are by CLEVE WARNOCK, who apparently was active in Atlanta, Ga. First cut is from 1955: « My Baby Is Gone » on the Stars label (# 502). The two other tracks do date from 1957, also on Stars: « So Goes Life » (# 2127) and « Boy And A Guitar » (# 2128) (yep, Warnock is alone with his guitar!). Note that the 1957 sides were co-written with BILLY BARTON.Enjoy the selections and have a merry Xmas and a Boppin’ New Year!

stars 502 cleve warnock my baby is gonestars 2127 cleve warnock so goes lifestars 2128 cleve warnock boy & a guitar