Hey gang, Tonight’s my last post for about a week and a half to two weeks. I’m heading out and won’t likely have any Internet connectivity while I’m gone. In other words, an unplugged vacation! But I’ll be back and … Continue reading
A quick update from Dave Alvin on the condition of his brother Phil: My brother Phil is walking, talking and even singing a little in the hospital. It’s possible that he may be back home from Spain early next week. … Continue reading
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This is so cool! I just received a package from Rydell’s Records in France. Rydell’s is doing some great stuff in the rockabilly world. You can read my reviews of a couple of their artists, Chris Almoada’s Come to New Orleans … Continue reading
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When I posted my Sumertime Apples CD review last year, I pointed out that the 2011 release by Kansas City’s Rumblejetts was mostly straight-up rockabilly, but that it also had hints of a more roots-rock direction for the band. Well, … Continue reading
I told you about the Blasters’ Phil Alvin and his emergency visit to the hospital in Spain. Rumors have been flying about what happened, but details have been sketchy. Here’s the latest update from Phil’s brother Dave: For all of you who’ve … Continue reading
I don’t know anything about the movie “Cry Baby” other than what I see in this clip. I don’t know much about Johnny Depp except that the ladies think he’s cute, I guess he really can sing, and he was … Continue reading
This sad note from the Blasters Newsletter: The Blasters have had to cancel their June/July 2012 European Tour because of a health issue with Phil Alvin. Dave Alvin issued a statement on facebook: “As some of you may have heard … Continue reading
If you’re anywhere near Scottsdale, Arizona this coming Saturday, head out to Chasers Nightclub for RockaBella 2012. RockaBella features a car show, pin-up contest, and of course lots of great music. Both rockabilly and Doo Wop are on the schedule. Trophies … Continue reading
Gene Maltais is another of the great “unknown” rockabilly pioneers who put together some of the wildest rockabilly that no one ever heard. At least not until the rockabilly revival many years after his best sides were recorded. Maltais was from New … Continue reading
To all you fathers out there, I hope you had a great Fathers Day. In honor of your special day, here’s the great “Rockin’ Daddy” by Sonny Fisher. This record was released in 1955 on the fabulous Starday label. Starday isn’t … Continue reading