Howdeee folks ! This time I’m offering you Hillbilly mostly from the ’40s.
WOODY MASHBURN does an instrumental, a nice combination of piano, guitar and steel in « Bob’s Boogie » (Grand 101). He was also on Grand 102 (title unknown).
Sugar Cain Gal
The Good Old Days
From Houston, TX. on the Eddie’s label (# 1219), we get now WALLIS & TEX ISABELL, both tunes with a lot of steel. « Sugar Cane Gal » is a medium tempo, good vocal. « The Good Old Days » is a lazy mdium uptempo bopper. Eddie’s label also published the very first sides of black artist Little Willie Littlefield with the romping « Little Willie’s Boogie » (# 1202) from 1949.
The well-known BENNIE HESS issued on hi own Jet label « Honky Tonk Town » (# 1914). Firm vocal, medium tempo and of course steel.
Honky Tonk Town
On Vulcan 3000 (location unknown), EVERETT LACKEY has « Sorrow And Tears » : a nasal and lazy vocal, a slow bopper.
Sorrow And Tears
The TEXAS RHYTHM BOYS did release « Benzedrine Blues ». Good steel, uptempo and firm vocal on Royalty 600.
Finally a Starday Custom on the Western Star OP (=.Other People) . #147 byHOWARD WESTERN. A good steel, Guitar solo for «Sawmill Boogie Blues » from 1953.
Sawmill Boogie blues
With thanks to Ronald Keppner (Harmie Smith’s sides on RCA and 4 Star) and ’53jaybop’ (for Howard Western) from YouTube.
Have a good listen, and if you enjoyed anything, please leave me a comment below. Everything here was done with much time and…fun as a labor of love.