Saturday, 31 May 2014

My Baby Done Gone (She's Gone)

MY BABY DONE GONE

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Nick Willet


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THAT'S WHEN YOUR HEARTACHES BEGIN

IT'S A LONELY TOWN


MOON RIVER




Wednesday, 21 May 2014

DIRTY JIM BLUES - TEX CHERRY

I'd to thank the Hillbilly Researcher and my cool on-line buddy Uncle Gil for putting me on to this great little comic hillbilly bopper. I heard it for the first time only yesterday, cheers guys. Tex Cherry with the 'Dirty Jim Blues'.
TEX CHERRY (L) with COWBOY JACK DERRICK
PHOTO COURTESY OF PINE GROVE PRESS

DIRTY JIM BLUES



Thanks DrunkenHobo for the info on the Mel-O-Tone release.  Label scan rcs



Sunday, 18 May 2014

SACRE BLEU, it's the Balham Alligators

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 One of my claims to fame was the fact that I was for a few years Geraint Watkins postman. One morning I asked him to sign my Balham Alligators 45 'Hey Marie' b/w 'Sacre Bleu' but all he did was sleepily take the parcel I had for him and he muttered something inaudible and then shut the door! I think maybe 06.45 in the morning may have been a reason I walked away with my vinyl unsigned ...Oh well, I was wide awake.




SUMMER JAMBOREE 2014

I WANT TO GO
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SUMMER JAMBOREE 2014 TRAILER 




Saturday, 17 May 2014

Random Rockabillies Part 3 - The Wise Guyz

The Wise Guyz are a Johnny Burnette-styled hot rockabilly band from Ukraine.  Unfortunately because of visa problems they could not make last year's (17th) Rockabilly Rave, which was a shame because they were the band that I definitely wanted to see, so hopefully Jerry will try to book them again soon. 
 These are all live recordings from various venues such as the 'Camperdown Cruise Rockabilly Weekender', and various clubs in Moscow and Berlin. There are also a few songs captured on video that were filmed when the band were out busking on their home soil.  
All  MP3 files were converted from YouTube videos.
Incredibl,y they will be releasing their 6th CD, 'HOT SUMMER NIGHTS', soon on El Torro Records  
DO THE CRAB BOP



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Click the link below for information on their new CD 'Hot Summer Nights'

THE WISE GUYZ ARE
Chris Bird - Vocals/Lead Guitar
Rebel - Vocals/Double Bass
Ozzy - Backing Vocals/Acoustic Rhythm Guitar
Shnur - Drums

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Video and post- production by Sveta Grebenyuk

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Orangie Ray Hubbard


SWEET LOVE

IS SHE SORE

LOOK WHAT I FOUND

Orangie Ray Hubbard was a native of Louisville Kentucky, he entered a talent contest with the hope of getting a recording contract with 'Starday Records'. After winning 8 shows in a row Ray recorded 'Sweet Love' in a radio station in Louisville and sent the tape to Starday. The contract never materialised but a single 45 came on Dixie records a label used by Starday for releasing it's rock 'n' roll music catalogue. The flip side of the 45 was by a singer called David Lundy. A disillusioned Ray moved on. He cut 'Is She Sore' b/w 'Look What I Found' for Lucky Records of Cincinnati at the tale end of the 50's.  

Monday, 12 May 2014

Eddie with the Doggone Honkabillies

MP3 files converted from Volk's youtube channel.
This was a great show that I happened to find out about at short notice. Eddie was booked to play at the Atomic festival the following day, a show I was unable to attend. So I was hugely pleased when my buddy Volk grabbed a ticket for me for this extra gig, organised by Bill Guntrip.
  It was the first time I had seen the 'Doggone Honkabillies', who were both supporting Eddie, and backing him! I was very impressed with what I saw and heard, both their own set and with Eddie, and considering that Eddie and the band had only teamed up that very afternoon to go through their set,  these songs sound amazing. Eddie was in great voice, and the relaxed atmosphere at Stewartby Social Club, near Milton Keynes, really added to the enjoyment factor. I have seen Eddie everywhere from Camber Sands to New York, yet this gig remains one of my favourites. Take a listen for yourselves...
IN THE DEEP DARK JUNGLE



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Friday, 9 May 2014

Rock Rogers



THAT AIN'T IT

WHEN COUNTRY BOY'S ARE ASKED/TOLD TO ROCK
More info on Leon Payne below
Hillbilly-Music
RCS-Discography
Wikipedia

The Rock n Roll side of Leon Payne

THAT AIN'T IT
LITTLE ROCK, ROCK
BLUE SUEDE SHOES
MY BABY LEFT ME
I'M A ONE WOMAN MAN
SWEET, SWEET LOVE

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Teenage Heaven

Teen pop from Johnny (Mr Bassman) Cymbal February 3 1945 - March 16 1993.

Teenage Heaven was another song I heard on Roger Scott's 'American Dreams' radio show in the late 1970s. My girlfriend at the time loved the song. To impress her I tracked down the original London 45 at 'At The Hop' record shop on Fulham Broadway SW London. The girlfriend has long gone but I still have the 45.


The Original Floppy Disk

It may have come via the postman or in a copy of 'Sounds ' or 'NME' magazines, but I always loved listening to these wonderful floppy plastic pieces of advertising.  



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