Monday, 17 February 2014

Boppin' In The Dark

Fake 45
Boppin' in the Dark

Love'nist Lovin'
Mama Laid the Law Down

Born Douglas Willis Dickerson, 1927, Grand Saline, Texas, USA. Died in 1979.  Dub started out in the music business as a guitar player in Zeke Clemons band 'Texas Swingbillies'. He was not an out and out rock n roller being more comfortable singing in the country & hillbilly style. But he did lean towards rockabilly occasionally. His best rocker by a long shot was 'Boppin' in the Dark' sadly it remained in the vaults for many years before its inclusion on a 2005 rockabilly compilation album  ('Action Packed! Volume 4: 16 Red Hot Rockin' Hits') titled 'Boppin'.

Dub & Zeke (photo from the Kevin Coffee Collection)

The information below is from Wikipedia
1950Hoot Owl Rag / Is not Got No DogOne [!] GalImperial 8083
1951Chinchie Hotel / Money TalksDecca 46329
If I Had You Back / Just In Time To Be Too LateDecca 46353
The Bells of Monterrey / Sweet Bunch of BitterweedsCapitol 2504
One Night Stand / Dear LoveCapitol 2605
Mama Laid Down the Law / Everything Depends on YouCapitol 2719
Count Me In / You Started It AllCapitol 2821
My Gal Gertie / Look, Look, LookCapitol 2947
Under the heading of My Business / I Must've Drove My Mules Too HardCapitol 3099
1956Shot Gun Wedding / Each TimeSims 106
1958Sugar Lips / (I Think I'm) Falling In LoveImperial 5512
1960Mama Laid Down the Law / The BottleTodd 1053
1962It's About to Get Me Down / Name Your PriceSims 127
All Over You / My Impression of YouTower 59101/102

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