Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Andy Starr-Rockin' Rollin' Stone

Here's a classic from 1956..

Saturday, March 28, 2009


This became an international hit in 1963 for Kyu Sakamoto

It became so popular, it spawned several foreign langugage versions
one in French by Lucille Starr of the rockabilly duo The Canadian Swethearts

..and one in German by the Dutch-Indonesian duo, the Blue Diamonds

one in Spanish by the group Charm..

..and the English version by both A Taste Of Honey and 4 P.M.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Jenks "Tex" Carman

He wa sactually from Kentucky, not Texas--but he was a very unique performer back in the 50s--didn't have any hits but made some doggone fine recordings and this rare performance on Town Hall Party

Carlisles- NO Help Wanted

One of those songs that is considered to be the first rock n roll record--here they are performing this classic in 1965..

Monday, March 23, 2009

Podcast-Rare Rockabilly Boppin'

Rare Rockabilly Boppin-and a few surprises!•
Here’s some nice rare rockabilly and hillbilly boppes by Wiley Barkdull, Tom Tall, Leon & Carlos, Bily Barrix, Arnold Van Winkle, Tennesee Thompson, etc..

plus there are a few surprises tucked in…..I’m afraid to list them lest my listeners think that I’ve completely gone potty [as my UK friends would say]..especially one artist not associated with rocakbilly

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Don Gibson-Blue Blue Day [1958]

Check this one out--Don rockin' it out with hank Garland on guitar--there's not a whole lot of footage of Hank around so this is a god way to see how he could so easily play that git-tar and how tragic that 1961 accident took way that power.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Beany and Cecil-Strange Objects

..another whacked show from the 60s..

The Ant & The Aardvark Cartoon-Technology, Phooey [1969]

I saw this on the Cartoon Channel this morning and just about peed my pants.
This cartoon series was part of the Pink Panther Show

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Marty Robbins-Sugaree

Marty wrote this song but he never commercially recorded it. THe Jordanires, Rusty York and even hank Ballard did versions of this rocker, but this performance from 1956 has got to be the woildest.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Elvis- Danny Boy

For St Patty's day...this is the version he recorded on a cheap tape recorder while he was in Germany--still it is one of his greatest performances.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Popeye Cartoon-Goonland [1938]

Popeye and all those hairy ugly chicks. I don't envy him a-tall!!!
This has the original Paramount logo.

Three Stooges- Pop Goes The Easel [1935]

"I haven't tasted food in three days---don't worry it tastes the same"
early Stooge comedy .....

LOOK AT THE GROUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Spaniels-Baby It's You [Vee Jay 1953]

One of my all-time favorite groups. I actually got to see them while they still had most of their original line-up. That great tenor of Pookie Hudson will never be replaced.....

Frank Crumit-Abdul Abulbul Amir [1927]

A fun tune form 1927. He was from Ohio and made a whole slew of 78s for Columbia and Victor during the 20s and early 30s
This is my favorite of his..

THe Old Sow Song- [1937] Rudy Vallee and his Connecticut Yankees

This 78 came out in 1937 and featured vocals by Cyril Smith [whoever he was]. I like all kinds of old music and trust me, I can come up with stuff even more cornier than this.. This was on the BLUEBIRD sub lable of RCA, which is whre all the cool country and blues records were issued back in the 1930s..

Wally Lewis-Kathleen [Dot] 1958

This is a nice "teener" rocakbilly song from 1958--and also rare--even on a 78 which has got to be one of the last Dot records to be issued in this format.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Hearts Of Stone

Which version do you like better??

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hal Payne- Honky Tonk Stomp [1956] STARDAY

One of the super rare Starday custom pressings--

Gene Terry- Woman I Love [1956]

Here's some great Cajun rockabilly-

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sonny Fisher-Sneaky Pete [STARDAY 190] 1955

Another great rocker by the Legendary "Rockin' Daddy" from Ding Dong Tennessee--he was actually from Texas..

Monday, March 9, 2009

Hank Locklin R.I.P-Please Help Me I'm Falling

I just got the news that Hank has passed on. This video ia from a 1962 telecast-this song was his biggest hit in 1960.

Podcast-It's Only Doo Wop, It Won't Bite You

It’s Only Doo Wop-It Won’t Bite You.• No Comments (Edit)
Yeah after the last few shows of hillbilly honky tonk and bluegrass–I decided to take a rest and get my harmonies in order to present this all doo wop show

rare gems by The Meadowlarks, The Crows, The Romeos, THe Don Juans, The Jacks, The Marigolds and lost more..
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Robert Petway -Cat Fish Blues [1941]

Here's some deep blues--good stuff!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sonny Fisher-Rockin' Daddy [STARDAY 179] 1955

You say you want more Rockabilly ??????

Okay--here's one for ya--forgot about that Soulja Boy garbage--this is what your kids should be diggin'!!!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Wayne Walker-All I Can Do Is Cry [1956]

Here's a nice rockabilly classic from 1956. Walker was best known for his songwriting partnership with Webb Pierce but made some nice 45s on his own.

Hambone Willie Newburn-Roll and Tumble Blues [1929]

Here is the original version of a classic blues that Muddy Waters later recorded.

Three Stooges- Violent Is The Word For Curly [1938]

Here's a Stooge classic--Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Patsy Cline- She's Got You

On this date -March 5th 1963 Patsy Cline died in the plane crahs that also took the lives of Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas and the pilot Randy Hughes
so in memory of a talent hushed so young...

and look at this gem I found..

..and to complete the trio..

Podcast: Bluegrass Pioneer--Jim Eanes

JIm Eanes•
Jim was one of the pioneers of bluegrass. He has been sadly overlooked in recent years. This show will features some of his DECCA and STARDAY recordings.

You will notice that I had to go to a diffrerent format–you will now have to download to listen. The Files will be in the Ogg Vorbis format as my MP3’s no longer load.

to listen go to: rockined.podbean.com or
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All i had to do was go to another format--so I went Ogg Vorbis and ...IT WOIKED!!!!
sonow I'm back with another podcast at the Mystery Train Wreck..

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Podcast--on hiatus

Unfortunately, I am not producing any new podcasts at this time, due to the fact that something is wrong with my MP3 files in relation to the podbean and other websites. When I try to download , it says file not accepted, but THESE ARE MP3 FILES-and for whatever reason, they cannot be read.

So until I can fix the problem --[ or download and upl;oad with a diffeent computer, I have to suspend the show--I"M SO CONFUSED!!!!!

Blind Joe Reynolds-Cold Woman Blues

recorded in 1929--a very rare one that was not rediscovered until a few years ago

Monday, March 2, 2009

JImmie Rodgers-Waiting For A Train [1929]

Jimmie sings from a 1929 short made for COLUMBIA

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Jack Guthrie- Podcast

Jack Guthrie

This is my first attempt at a tribute show–so I just decided to pick Jack Guthrie. He may have been Woody Guthrie’s cousin, but he was one of country music’s pioneers and had he not died of TB [like his idol Jimmie Rodgers], he surely would have been one of the top names in country music history.

Here’s an hours worth of classic western swing-honky tonk-cowboy delights–

..oh yeah Jack’s 1946 hit of Oakie Boogie is considered to be one of he first rock n roll records!!

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Ronnie Dove- Party Doll

This dates from about 1962. ..not a bad version

Sam The Sham-Wooly Bully

Hey ---this is one of my all time faves which means that I'm a burger short of a McDonald's Happy Meal