Call it Hillbilly Bop, Country Boogie, even Rockabilly, it’s all the same music, developping itself from ’30’s Country Blues or Western Swing plus an heavy dose of Boogie Woogie. It can be found in all Southern States, also in California and as far as Indiana or Pennsylvania, as much issued on major record labels (RCA, Decca, Columbia, M-G-M) as much, and much more actually, on hundred small labels, often one-off or with the odd issue.

Artists (more than once launching their own label) then tried hard (as today) to litterally sell themselves giving away their records after the show or to local D.J. to be promoted. That’s the story of their little records is telling you. Too numerous artists already featured to mention (ca. 450) ; lot more to come. So all you got to do is to type « » in your research bar and treat yourself to a musical trip from the ’40s to the ’60s.

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JERRY IRBY: 2nd part (1949-1975)

The latest M-G-M's, then Humming Bird, 4* and Daffan Records (1949-1956) download download download When the recording ban was lifted, late in 1949, Irby was back in the studio recording once again for M-G-M. However, his days with M-G-M were...

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