Thursday, 16 May 2013

Bop Like Carl

Bill Jenkins - Bop Like Carl
Recorded at Thunder Head Studio, Knoxville Tennessee 1978
Bill Jenkins - Vocal, and all instruments.

Bill Jenkins - Poni-Tails and Bobbi-Sox
Recorded at Thunder Head Studio, Knoxville Tennessee 1979
Bill Jenkins - Vocal, Rhythm Guitar
David Young - Guitar
Steve Cochran - Piano
Henry Baugh - Bass
Mike Turner - Drums


I prefer the A side 'Bop Like Carl' to 'Poni-Tails and Bobbi-Sox', mainly because Bill Jenkins plays all the instruments and it also has a more authentic sound to it. He is the man in charge of how the sound on this record comes across to the listener, in my opinion he nails it. 
In a way it puts me in mind of Ray Campi's 45rpm vinyl record releases on Ronny Weiser's Rollin' Rock record label in the mid to late 1970's.  I much preferred Ray playing all the instruments, as to Ray playing along with his band the Rockabilly Rebels, but that is another story.

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