Elvis Presley, Promised Land

Yeah, I know it’s not really rockabilly, but hey, it’s the King. Every once in a while it strikes me over again just how great Elvis really was as a singer and performer. Maybe the guy couldn’t make every song … Continue reading

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Doug Harden, Good For Nothin’ Woman

Here’s a little hillbilly boogie gem for you. Great fiddle work, hot piano, bass that tramps steadily along, and classic hillbilly boogie vocals that show how the lines could so easily be blurred between this and rockabilly. “Good For Nothin’ … Continue reading

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Johnny Carroll and the Hot Rocks, Sugar Baby

When people talk about the greats of rockabilly, you’ll pretty much always hear the usual names: Presley, Perkins, Cochran, Vincent, Burnette, and so on. Now, of course, I love the music all of these guys made and have posted more … Continue reading

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Guitars and Cars a Match Made in Heaven

To be honest, I don’t really know how I feel about a line of guitars designed by Aussie luthier Dave Gartland of Ali Kat guitars. He’s building guitars that are fashioned after classic cars (and even some motorcycles) of the ’50s. They’re pretty … Continue reading

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Dave O’Connor, Like Old King Cole

I love nothing more than stumbling upon some crazy, obscure old gem, and here’s one I just found. I don’t know whether you’d call it rockabilly exactly, but neither is it quite solidly hillbilly boogie or totally country. But it’s … Continue reading

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Johnny Rivers, Long Long Walk

For some reason, the name Johnny Rivers popped into my head this morning. Of course, most of us know Rivers from his mega classic “Secret Agent Man” and other hits like “Baby I Need Your Lovin’.” But, like many of … Continue reading

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The Saint Gillbillies, The Devil’s in Rio

It is a bit grudgingly that I congratulate the Belgian National team on their thrilling victory over my own USA team yesterday. Even the brick wall named Tim Howard couldn’t stop everything for much more than 90 minutes, but the … Continue reading

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Brian Setzer, Let’s Shake

UPDATE: Wow; that didn’t take long. No sooner had I posted this than the video I linked to was ripped down by YouTube for copyright violation. Sorry about that–I hope at least a few of you got to hear it! In … Continue reading

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Brian Setzer Due to Release “Rockabilly Riot: All Original” in August

Word is that Setzer is getting deep into his rockabilly roots for his upcoming record, Rockabilly Riot: All Original which will be released in August on the Surfdog Records label. Brian calls the record, “a straight-ahead rockabilly album from start to … Continue reading

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Say Farewell to Voodoo Swing

Arizona’s Voodoo Swing was one of the first modern bands I started following back when I began this blog a few years back. I’ve reviewed their last two records, Keep on Rollin’ and Fast Cars, Guitars, Tattoos, and Scars, both out on … Continue reading

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