CD Review: The Wyatt Christmas Trio, I’ve got Rhythm

If you ask me, any band that starts their liner notes out with, “Ever since we tried to play one ‘true rockabilly music’ during our early stages, we kept failing,” has got to be either the most self-effacing act around, … Continue reading

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J. Tex and the Volunteers Working on New Record

It’s been some time since I reviewed the CD House On the Hill by J. Tex and the Volunteers, and I’d been hoping to hear something new from them ever since. I’m not shy to say that House on the Hill stands … Continue reading

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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 The … 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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