Elvis Presley, Mystery Train

Whenever I mention Elvis, I find myself asking, “what can I say that hasn’t already been said?” Nothing really, I suppose. Lots of people have lots of different opinions about the guy, but I don’t see how anyone can argue … Continue reading

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Junior Thompson, Mama’s Little Baby

I first heard of Junior Thompson when I hear his brilliant “Raw Deal” several years ago. He had a great hillbilly boogie/rockabilly sound and “Raw Deal” is an absolute classic. And what a 45 it was too, because the flip … Continue reading

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Slick Joe Fick, rockabilly slap bass guru

One of the things that defines the rockabilly sound so distinctively is that slap bass style you hear on all the old records. Rockabilly can’t really lay claim to originating the style because many had used it before rockabilly became … Continue reading

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Was Tex Ritter Rockabilly?

I figured since I’d asked such a silly question yesterday, I’d ask another today! As far as I know, Tex Ritter never did any rockabilly–he was country through and through. But the man certainly deserves a spot in our rockabilly … Continue reading

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Was Eddie Cochran rockabilly?

Well, why not stir up a bit of controversy around here? Now, let me start off by saying that, just like the rest of you, I love Eddie Cochran’s music and wonder just like everyone else what he would have … Continue reading

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CD Review: Don Diego Trio, Twang Kitchen

Our friends at Rydell’s Records out of France have yet to let me down, so I was looking forward to hearing the latest disc they sent me, Twang Kitchen, by the Don Diego Trio. The trio, hailing from the south of … Continue reading

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CD Review: Ace Diamond, Doo Wop and Rockabilly Collide

I’ve reviewed two of Ace Diamond’s CDs over the past few years and now here’s the third, Ace’s ninth studio album, Doo Wop & Rockabilly Collide. The records I’ve reviewed already, Baddest Gunslingin’ Man and Rockabilly Man (Bad-Ass Hillbilly Band) have been … Continue reading

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Rock and Roll Trio, Please Don’t Leave Me

Well, I don’t normally do this, but hearing the original Fats Domino version of “Please Don’t Leave Me” rendered me unable to resist posting the same song twice in a row. Here’s the quintessential rockabilly version done up by the Rock … Continue reading

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Fats Domino, Please Don’t Leave Me

What can you say about Fats? The guy was brilliant and a wonderful musician. Most of you probably know the song “Please Don’t Leave Me” from the great Rock -n- Roll Trio version, and as much as I love that record … Continue reading

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Rockin’ Ryan & the Real Goners, Hungry for Your Lovin’

I didn’t know anything about Rockin’ Ryan & the Real Goners, having just stumbled upon them by accident today. But this song, “Hungry for Your Lovin’” sounds really great. It’s a hot tune and the band sounds absolutely authentic. Modern rockabilly … Continue reading

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