Saturday, June 26, 2010

Dance Time Boogie

Tiny Dumont and his Wranglers

Dance Time Boogie



Friday, June 25, 2010

The Music Shoppe (Roy Cost)

Are You Really My Girl
The Music Shoppe
Vocal by Roy Cost

The Music Shoppe
picture credit : Rockabilly Hall of Fame (Roy Cost page)

According to Roy Cost's own website :

By 1969 Roy Cost organized "The Music Shoppe" consisting of Cost, Jimmy Jobe, and the late Alfred Crump. Cost had his biggest break with another trip to Lyn-lou Studios in Memphis. This recording session was produced and engineered by Larry Rogers (Studio 19, Nashville) and musician, Steve Bogard. The song "East Of Tulsa" and "Are You Really My Girl" became a hit due to the efforts of KXLR'S Larry Dean and the giant KAAY. Joe Stampley who was a singing idol of Cost took some of the "East Of Tulsa" 45s back with him to Shreveport. The two still communicate with each other. Stampley resides in Nashville these days instead of in Springhill, La. "East Of Tulsa" was a dream come true and provided Roy Cost with trips to Nashville and appearances on Ralph Emery's Opry Star Spotlight and Grant Turner's "The Morning Show on the legendary Grand Old Opry's WSM Radio. There Cost appeared on shows with Eddie Rabbitt, Waylon Jennings, Maxine Brown of the Jim Ed Brown & The Browns, Ray Pillow and Doyle Wilburn.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Fantastics : Dancing Doll

The Fantastics

Dancing Doll (new link)

The Fantastics : picture and discography of this black vocal group HERE


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Dee Matt & The Fabulous Cenders

Dee Matt & The Fabulous Cenders

Bee Bop A Doo (new link)

Primos 1006

Seems to be the only recording by Dee Matt and the only record on the Primos label out of Primos, Pennsylvania?

It was probably the same Dee Matt who produced the second incarnation of The Silhouettes (of "Get A Job fame) The New Silhouettes single in 1967 on Jamie (Climb Every Mountain / We Belong Together, Jamie 1333).


Friday, June 18, 2010

Glory Kennedy and her 3 Electric Guitars

Glory Kennedy and her 3 Electric Guitars

Dixie's Land

From "Teenage Guitars Go Civil War" LP album

Pathé Records

From 1961 I guess. "Pathe News has entered the disk business with Pathé Records", announced Billboard Magazine in its issue dated August 21, 1961. "First LP’s, both documentary, are narrated by Edward McGoldrick, called « How To Conquer Your Alcoholism » and « Tormented Women . »



The Shadows : Bop-Alena

Another version of Bop-A-Lena (Bop-Alena on label)
by a black vocal group, The Shadows,
on Delta Records
(Nashville, Tennessee)


Thursday, June 17, 2010


Pneumoconiosis is an occupational lung disease and a restrictive lung disease caused by the inhalation of dust often in mines. (Wikipedia)

the Goins Brothers Melvin & Ray

Black Lung Blues

REM records

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Original Sound was the label. Gongettes was the group.
1962 was the year
Happy times!


Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Santa Claus Crawl

The end of the year is near, it's Christmas time again, time for a treat, a kiddie record. Here is Penne Main's "The Santa Claus Crawl" on the MVI label out of Twin Falls, Idaho. Mid-sixties, I guess. Everett Main wrote the song. Penne's dad?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bop a Lena

Oop-scooby-dooby-lena, go-gal-go
bop-a-lena, bop-a-lena, she's my gal
Oh, bop-a-lena, bop-a-lena, yeah she's my gal
She's my gal and I love her so
Oop-scooby-dooby-lena, go-gal-go
Well the school bells are ringin', everybody went out
Goin' to the shag, gonna shake it all about
Bop-a-lena lookin' like a rose in the wild
Man I dig that freek juvenile
When she gets a-goin' she's a real cool chick
She do the bop like a pogostick
Bop-a-lena, bop-a-lena, she's my gal
Oh bop-a-lena, bop-a-lena, yeah she's my gal
She's my gal and I love her so
Oop-scooby-dooby-lena, go-gal-go
I got my pattern-leather shoes on my hounddog feet
Me and bop-a-lena gonna walk the beat
To the whole jukebox in the be-bop shag
When we get a-goin', gonna ball a jack
Bop-a-lena got two feet that talk
Look at her go on a camelwalk
Bop-a-lena, bop-a-lena, she's my gal
Oh bop-a-lena, bop-a-lena, yeah she's my gal
She's my gal and I love her so
Oop-scooby-dooby-lena, go-gal-go

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Big Cat

From "King Records of Cincinnati", book by Randy McNutt :

Kentucky native Ray « Orangie » Hubbard worked in a Cincinnati automobile factory by day and played music by night. In the 1950s, the singer-songwriter recorded hot rockabilly for El Rader’s Lucky Records and other small Cincinnati labels, and by the mid- 1960s he was recording for King Records.

The company issued singles such as « Peepin’ Tom », and Hubbard was hopeful. « But then Syd Nathan died, » he said. « That left me in limbo. » He continued to perform in nightclubs around town and gained a reputation as a country and rockabilly original. « When I joined King, » he remembered, « Mr Nathan said, « Look, boy you ain’t the best damn singer I ever heard, but you’re not the worst. Here’s a contract. Make up your mind. »


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Roger Dennis and the Sound Preachers

Roger Dennis and the Sound Preachers

I Fell Fine

Hilltop (Pickwick International division)

from 1968


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Mad Cat Boogie

Ronnie Keith

Mad Cat Boogie

El Monte

Summer 1961

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mimi Martel - Rock Love

Mimi Martel
with the Four Rhythmaires
Nat Charles and Orch.

Rock Love


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Miss Hilton Hammond

Miss Hilton Hammond-: We're Voting For Wallace For president b/w Won't You Come Home George Wallace
Label: Rooster
This is actually anti-Wallace. Vote for him for president to get him out of Alabama! -1968
Also released on her own Hammond label.

We're Voting For Wallace For President

When Miss Hilton Hammond presented two songs critical of George Wallace to K-Ark records where she was under contract, they told her there was no way they would release them. So she recorded them in Birmingham and released them herself on Hammond Records, Ink. Side two is "Won't You Come Home George Wallace" and simply argues that Wallace should stay at home and off the presidential campaign trail. It's sung to "Bill Bailey" played on the piano

K-Ark 744
Giving It Away / Misery And I

Hilton Hammond, known professionally as Miss Hilton Hammond due to some confusion generated by her first release on K-Ark. People were asking why the guy who cut the record sounded like a woman, so she made her gender unmistakable on later records.

Butterbeans b/w Runnin' Bare
Rooster records 5

Miss Hilton singing about her love for butterbeans, ham and cornbread. Miss Hilton says she loves those butterbeans so much, that she wants them on her grave when she dies, instead of flowers.

Probably also on the Rooster label, "Charlie" which she wrote based on an overheard conversation about a planned knife attack, was anthologized on the Collector Records CD "Girls Girls Rockin'"


A recent picture of Miss Hilton Hammond
[Photo credit : Alabamalama blog )

Acknowlegments : All information about Miss Hilton Hammond was found at the Alabamalama blog.
Read more HERE.