Bill Mack, dee-jaying and hillbilly bopping – also Rockabilly!

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broadcasting ’50s

bill mack broadcasting

and today…

Williams Smith was born in 1932 in east Texas Panhandle in the old Route ’66 stop-spot of Shamrock, Texas and while as a teenager he entered the music industry, he could hardly have known that 79 years later he would still be working as one of USAs most respected Country music Djs.

Texas Shamrock

Shamrock in red


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Wichita Falls, north east Texas

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Cat music: the roots of rockabilly – What does mean « cat » ?

‘Cat’ has been used as a term in popular music since the Jazz years of the 1920’s. Revered by the ancient Egyptians, cats have a mystique and grace all over their own – no wonder these independent and mysterious animals became such a byword for ‘Cool’ in music from Hep Cats, jazz be-boppers of the ‘40s, and right through into 1950’s Rock’n’Roll.

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