Marvin Rainwater, Hot and Cold

Winter just won’t let go here in Wisconsin. By this time of year we should be getting some nice, warm days, trees should be thinking about budding, and everyone should be happy to finally be past the long, cold winter. Alas, it … Continue reading

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The Hi-Fly Rangers, Skyfall

I reviewed the new record from The Hi-Fly Rangers a couple weeks back. In that review I mentioned that the band does a version of Adele’s “Skyfall” from the Bond movie of the same title. I was thinking about that … Continue reading

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The Broadway Twisters

I got a short note from guitarist/vocalist Adrian Stranik introducing the band The Broadway Twisters. This UK rockabilly outfit has been around for a couple of years now, but it’s the first I’ve heard of them. On their Facebook page they call … Continue reading

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Guitar Slim and His Band, Well I Done Got Over It

In yesterday’s review of Slim Jenkins’, Burnt Toast Black Coffee, I mentioned that the band does a great version of the Song “Well I Done Got Over It.” So today, I thought I’d give you the original for a reference point. … Continue reading

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CD Review: Slim Jenkins, Burnt Toast Black Coffee

Before there was rockabilly, there was…well, there were lots of things, and many of them went into creating rockabilly. San Francisco’s Slim Jenkins reaches back beyond rockabilly to jazz, blues, and jump blues and delivers a rockin’ punch that lands … Continue reading

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CD Review: Rhythm Sophie, Born to Live the Blues

This won’t be the first time I’ve raved about Rhythm Sophie, and it probably won’t be the last. There are a lot of great rockin’ bands on the scene these days, but none more rockin’ than Rhythm Sophie and her … Continue reading

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Johnny Rivers, Baby Come Back

Well, I’ve been gone for a while, so when I sat down to finally write another post, the phrase “come back” popped into my head. When I searched that phrase I came up with the goofy hillbilly boogie/rockabilly tune by … Continue reading

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CD Review: The Hi-Fly Rangers, Another Gear

As soon as the Hi-Fly Rangers kick off the first few bars of “Misery Train,” the opening cut on their second record (the long-awaited followup to 2006′s Hot Rod Ride to the Moon) out on Goofin’ Records, you know you’re in … Continue reading

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Jack Scott, Goodbye Baby

Here’s a quick look at “Goodbye Baby” by the iconic Jack Scott. I’ll be doing a record review in the next day or two, and the band–The Hi-Fly Rangers–does a cool cover of this song on that record. So, I … Continue reading

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Carl and the Rhythm All Stars, Sad Days

Sometimes when you’re poking around YouTube you stumble upon some real dreck. Other times, you’re blessed with a gem. This is one of those gem times. I don’t know much about Carl and the Rhythm All Stars, but I do … Continue reading

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