GENE RAY & the Dixie Playboys « I lost my head » Cowtown 646B 1957, South Carolina. Was also earlier on Playboy : « Playboy Boogie « on 300 and « Honky Tonk Liz » on 303.
jumping mid-paced bopper; nice fiddle and lovely guitar.
I Lost My Head
WALTER DUNN, Jr. From Orlando, Florida Dunmar 101 label.
« Back And White Shoes « , a fast bopper with good vocal and bass chords played guitar (plus solo).
« Go Go Baby » has the same pattern as above.
From Texas, FREDDY DAWSON provides a lovely mid-paced bopper ; nice fiddle ( solo) : in « Dallas Boogie ». 1954. His only issue.It escaped to any reissue. why?
Aw Shucks Baby
From Texas too, LITTLE RED Walter offers a solid R&B rocker with « Aw Shucks Baby » on Le Sage 711. Song originally cut and written by Chicago’s Jimmy Reed.
On Western Swing from California with the dine “John’s Boogie” by SMOKEY OGERS & His Westen Caravan on the aptly named Western Caravan label # 903. Rogers head numerous discs published by Coral and 4tar.e offers the fine WS instrumental « John’s Boogie » on Western Caravan 903. A showcase for all the instruments, steel, guitar and piano.
A veteran of the ’40s and ’50s. PE WEE KING had often front singers. Here is DICK GLASSER with « Catty Town » (July 1956), a jumping piece of Western swing. Glasser had also one disc on Triple A from 1953 (untraced) and « Crazy Alligator » on Columbia in 1959.(pop rocker)
To sum i up, a solid Honky Tonk by PATTY LOVELESS, « Chains » (MCA) from 1989. I like the drums !
And that’s it. Little less tracks than usual. Their quality offset their scarcity.
Sources : more than a track fom Internet. Gene Ray from t libraey.he Krazy Kat CD « Tarheel Swing ».Smokey Rohers from collection; te rest from my huge soundfles library