late April 2010 fortnight

Howdy folks, here we go for the latest fortnight with JESSE ROGERS (born 1911, active in the Saint-Louis and Philadelphia areas), very popular artist during the 30s and 40s. Here he covers (RCA, 1948) BILL NETTLES’ « Hadacol Boogie ». Then two Mercury issues (6000 serie), first by NETTLES & His Dixie Blue Boys, from Monroe, Louisiana: « Push & Pull Boogie » – lazy vocal and fine backing. LOUIS (sometimes also called LOUIE) INNIS, from Indiana, had a string of Hillbilly Boppers, among them I chose the romping « Stomp That Thing » from 1949. The next three are all from Texas. PECK TOUCHTON, fiddler who recorded for The Sarg label out of Luling, had the fine « You Changed Your Tune » in 1954; famous CHARLENE ARTHUR was a crossover between Hillbilly and Rockabilly, and recorded in Dallas « Burn That Candle » in 1955. Finally the prolific RILEY CRABTREE,  a follower to Jimmie Rodgers, and his « Tattle Tattle Tale » (Country Picnic) from 1957.