Wanda Jackson, Funnel of Love

I find it completely unacceptable that when I searched my own blog for Wanda Jackson’s “Funnel of Love,” I find a couple of mentions from cover versions on CDs that I reviewed, but I don’t find the original! So, here … Continue reading

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CD Review: Chris Almoada, On The Great River Road

It’s official: Chris Almoada is simply one of my favorite rockabilly guitarists. He had me hooked with his guitar work on his previous CD, Come To New Orleans, which I reviewed a while back, but he absolutely seals the deal with … Continue reading

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Billy Briggs, I’m Gonna Get Me a Bottle

Here’s another weird one for you. A goofy hillbilly boogie number by Billy Briggs, “I’m Gonna Get Me a Bottle.” Complete with cartoon sound effects to it’s fine hillbilly boogie with a touch of the spirit of Spike Jones in … Continue reading

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Coastal Travel US Radio Rockabilly Weekender

I’m late in letting you know about this, and my sincere apologies to my friend Scott who runs it all, but as I posted a couple months back, Coastal Travel US Radio has been planning its first rockabilly weekender. That’s … Continue reading

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Tiny Bradshaw, The Train Kept A-Rollin’

A few reviews back, I introduced you to the new record by Canada’s The Palomars. I mentioned that they opened their disc with the rockabilly classic “Train Kept A-Rollin’,” but that the guys chose to do a version much closer … Continue reading

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Lightning Hopkins, Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2015 has started off to be a great one for all of you. Here’s a great record to start off the new year. I couldn’t find an exact year of release, but I’m guessing from … Continue reading

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All the Best for 2015!

This will be my last post for 2014, so here it is again, Spike Jones’ magnificent 1948 ode to the new year. Thanks to all of you who have been with Rockabilly Romp throughout 2014, and especially everyone who contributes to … Continue reading

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CD Review: Whiskey Kiss, Dangerous One

It’s been a while since I’ve heard from the good folks over at Electric Lotus Label, so I was glad to receive the debut release from Whiskey Kiss, Dangerous One. I’ve reviewed several CDs from this Arizona roots label and I … Continue reading

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CD Review: Johnny Horsepower, Cash Cover With Attitude

Everyone knows you can’t go wrong with a Johnny Cash song. I mean, sure, The Man in Black probably recorded a song or two that isn’t among the best things ever recorded, but by and large, pick a Johnny Cash … Continue reading

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Johnny Kline, Rebecca

I love nothing more than coming across some obscure rockabilly recording I’ve never heard before. Here’s one for my wife: A guy named Johnny Kline and his recording of the Big Joe Turner song, “Rebecca.” This is a really interesting … Continue reading

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