CD Review: Four Star Combo, Wait A Minute, Baby!

Man I dig rockabilly. The sparse arrangements, the twangy guitars, the hiccupped, deep throated vocals, that slap bass. And there are just some albums that make me remember exactly why I love it so much. Wait a Minute Baby by … Continue reading

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The Question of Racism in Rockabilly

Quite a while ago, I addressed the question of racism in rockabilly because of some podcast I had the displeasure of stumbling across. Well, actually, I didn’t much address racism in that post much. Maybe because I don’t feel overly … Continue reading

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CD Review: Lost Dog Found, Dine on Danger

 One of many pleasant surprises that I’ve encountered over the last few years as I’ve been writing this blog is my personal discovery of swing music and modern swing bands in particular. Of course, I knew about swing and I … Continue reading

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Fluke Holland, Million Dollar Memories

Yesterday I posted a short piece on the celebration of W. S. Holland’s 60 years in the music business. Reader Ivan commented with a link that’s worth promoting. It’s a recording of the W.S. Holland band and song called “Million … Continue reading

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Fluke Holland Celebrates 60 Years in the Music Business

I wish I could have been at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson, Mississippi last weekend when a party was held to honor one of the original greats, drummer W.S. “Fluke” Holland. Holland was Johnny Cash’s only drummer for … Continue reading

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Brian Setzer, Let’s Shake

Setzer’s new album is out now and while I haven’t heard it, it sounds promising. When I first posted about the song “Let’s Shake,” no sooner had I posted the video than it got yanked from YouTube for infringement. I … Continue reading

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The Last Bass Act of Frank DiNunzio

From time to time, I hear from Frank DiNunzio, Jr. I first introduced this blog to Frank’s dad in this clip from Reg Kehoe and his Marimba Queens and we learned that Frank was quite the wild man on bass. Though … Continue reading

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EP Review: Delco Nightingale, Swingin’ the King

We first met Delco Nightingale on this blog a couple of years back when I reviewed their CD S’Wingin’ It!. The band brings together swing, big band, and rockabilly sounds with the sassy delivery of vocalist Erin Berry. Normally, they … Continue reading

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Where have all the reviews gone?

There’s nothing else I can say but that I’m a bit ashamed at how far behind in my CD reviews I am. My old friends Delco Nightingale sent me their latest EP, Swingin’ the King about six months ago now, … Continue reading

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The Halos, Nag

Time for a little bit of doo wop for you. At work, it seems like somebody’s always nagging me about something, so I found this song to ease my pain. The Halos had several recordings, but never reached any higher up … Continue reading

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