MoRS Band, Mine of Gold

Ivan is a loyal reader of Rockabilly Romp and one of a handful of readers who consistently leaves comments on various posts. So I’m glad to finally be able to get around to letting you know about Ivan and his … Continue reading

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Bobby Roberts, Big Sandy

Here’s an obscure one for you. Bobby Roberts along with the Jennings Brothers rocks through a tune called “Big Sandy.” There are a lot of guys with the name Bobby Roberts popping up on a search of the name, and … Continue reading

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CD Review: J. Tex & The Volunteers, Old Ways, New Days

¬†If I had to pick a favorite out of the more than 80 records I’ve reviewed on this site, House on the Hill by J. Tex & and Volunteers would have to be considered for the title. I enjoyed that … Continue reading

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Sonny Burgess, Red Headed Woman

I received a note from a reader named Bobby to let me know that Sonny Burgess and The Legendary Pacers will be appearing at the Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee tomorrow night. Now, that’s not more than a couple hours from … Continue reading

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The Story of Bobby Poe

One of the best rewards I get for writing this blog is when I hear from the artists I write about, or people who knew those that we’ve already lost. I recently wrote about Big Al Downing, a pioneer pianist … Continue reading

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CD Review: Fatboy, Love Creole

You can’t hear too much of Love Creole, the 2012 release by Sweden’s Fatboy before you start making comparisons to Chris Isaak. And, not surprisingly, as you listen to more of the record, you start hearing a lot of Roy … Continue reading

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The Kevin Fayte Rock-n-Roll Trio, Long Long Way to Go

I’ve written over 80 CD reviews for this blog since I wrote my first one back in the summer of 2011. And that first one was a review of a record by my old friend and musical partner with his … Continue reading

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CD Review, Coastal Travel US Radio Sampler

Coastal Travel US Radio is a great internet radio station that loves American roots music. And they have special place in their hearts for rockabilly. It’s been a couple of years now since they started their Rockabilly Thursdays when each … Continue reading

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Eddie Bond, Boppin’ Bonnie

Well, we all think Sam Phillips was a genius for the guys he signed to Sun Records that went on not only to become huge stars, but to define rock and roll music’s future course itself. Yet, even the great … Continue reading

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Weldon Rogers, So Long Goodbye and Good Luck

Weldon Rogers made more noise as a country artist, but was interested in rockabilly too. He cofounded¬†Je-wel Records in order to record and promote artists playing in “the Elvis Presley style.” The first artist he signed was a kid named … Continue reading

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