BULLET, « ALWAYS A SMASH HIT » – the grandaddy of Nashville indie country labels (600-755 country serie): 1946-1952

               Bullet Records : a presentation

The Bullet Recording and Transcription company was formed in late 1945 by former Grand Ole Opry booking agent Jim Bulleit, in partnership with musician Wally Fowler and businessman C. V. Hitchcock. (suite…)

late April 2009 fortnight

bulletin 1001ray batts WildManBoogieHello folks!

First we have two very sought-after rockabillies from Mississipi by RICK RICKELS (MH Label), « I’m Gone » and « You Gonna Go Away ». Then the truck drivers’ favorite « Six Days on The Road » given a rocking treatment by PAUL DAVIS (Bulletin label), nice strong steel-guitar. Further on, classic lap-steel guitar of Clem Slumley behind the vocal of ROY ACUFF for this 1936 offering, « Freight Train Blues ». Then on to gospel with the Soul Stirrers pre-Sam Cooke – lead is R. H. HARRIS in « Walk Around » (1939). Finally we return to Hillbilly boogie with RAY BATTS and his « Wild Man Boogie » (Nashboro, 1951) – fine trombone which did inspire Sonny Burgess a couple of years later. Enjoy the music!

mh2 rick rickels i'm gone