Hank Sanders, Been Gone a Long Time

Sometimes life really gets in the way of blogging…sorry I’ve been silent for so long. When I was thinking of what to blog today, I thought the phrase “long time” was appropriate and when I searched that, I found this … Continue reading

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The Starlighters, Don’t Come Knockin’ Up My Tree

I’m guessing at the name of this tune since I’ve never heard it before, but whatever it’s called, you don’t get much more crazy than this outfit! Joey Dee on sax, standup bass, guitar, drums, as well as trumpet and … Continue reading

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Another Rockabilly Weekender on Coastal Travel US Radio

Last month’s first-ever rockabilly weekender on Coastal Travel US Radio was cool. And I’m not the only one who thought so. In fact, it was mighty popular. So popular that another weekender is scheduled for…right now! Tune in all this … Continue reading

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CD Review: Laura Benitez and the Heartache, Heartless Woman

I’d have to honestly say that I lost pretty much any real passion for top 40 country music recorded after the mid ’60s or so. It’s always seemed to me that modern country music just lost its soul. Still, in any … Continue reading

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CD Review: East Texas, Rockabilly Hi-Life

Some time ago, I review my first record from an Australian act, Lanie Lane’s To the Horses. In fact, that was about 2 1/2 years ago, so it’s well past due time for more Australian rock and roll. The Adelaide four-piece outfit, East … Continue reading

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Al Downing with the Poe Kats, Down on the Farm

Yesterday’s post mentioned Al Downing, the black pianist who rocked behind Wanda Jackson at a time when there were plenty of clubs that wouldn’t let him in. I have been fortunate enough never to have to face that kind of … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Club, The Women of Rockabilly

Most of the time it’s easy to feel like very few people “get” rockabilly. What the fuss is all about among those of us who love it. The mainstream media? Forget it. Most of the time. But every once in … Continue reading

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George Lester, Cold Dark Night

An obscure cut by an even more obscure artist (as far as I can tell), “Cold Dark Night” by George Lester was recorded in 1960 and is certainly heading away from rockabilly and more to a pop/rock and roll vein, … Continue reading

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CD Review: Rocket 75, Buzz Buzz Buzz

Take a bit of good old rock and roll, drop in a pinch of ‘60s garage and ‘80s punk, and then garnish it with bits of rockabilly and what do you get? Something that sounds a bit like Holland’s Rocket … Continue reading

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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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