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For awhile in 1955-6, it looked like mainstream country might get swallowed up by the new honky-tonk/rockabilly sound.

Tampa college boy Bobby Lord kept a foot in both camps. He did his share of ballads, but is best-loved today for his rockabilly sides cut for Columbia.

This has got to be one of the wildest rockabilly tracks ever released by a major label:

Bobby Lord - "No More! No More! No More!"

This one actually comments on the country/rock schism:

Bobby Lord - "Everybody's Rockin' But Me"

Here is a film clip from January 1956 of Bobby on the Ozark Jubilee TV show, doing the song Elvis made famous, "That's Alright Mama". One week after this, Elvis made his first national TV appearance on the Dorsey Brothers Stage Show:

Bobby Lord - "That's All Right Mama"

History does what history does... Elvis exploded into superstardom, Bobby never quite broke though. As the rockabilly fad passed Bobby dropped it too and recorded 100% country. He was never a big seller there either, but curiously he became very successful as a TV emcee, hosting an afternoon show on Nashville's WSM as well as a national show for the Grand Ole Opry.

At the dawn of the '70s he left the full time music industry to look after his business interests in real estate and insurance, only performing as a part time avocation. But rockabilly fans will always remember his brief time as a hillbilly wild man.

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Dean Beard (1935-1989)

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"Rock Around The Town" - recorded for Sun in 1956 but not released

"Rakin' & Scrapin'" (1958) - supposedly features Seals on sax and Crofts on drums

"Are There Honky Tonks In Heaven" (1966)


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Hank Williams Jr - "Cajun Baby"

On Hee Haw in 1969.

Lyrics written by Hank Sr.


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re: Classic Country Jukebox
That's The Way A Cowboy Rocks and Rolls...

Tony Joe White

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"Rompin' & Stompin'" (1953)

Basically a Louis Jordan-style jump blues, but with a steel guitar and country-inflected vocal. But the lyrics hint at a new sound:

"Now way down South where I was born
They rock all night til early morn...

They start rockin', rockin' and rollin'..."


"Sittin' On Top Of The World"

"Draggin'"

"Play The Music Louder"

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Vernon Oxford- Redneck National Anthem
This post was edited on 4/7 at 9:15 pm


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Before becoming a history major, Johnny Horton was a

"Honky Tonk Man" (1956)

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With the legendary Nashville session man Grady Martin on guitar. He played the epic distorted solo on the Johnny Burnette Trio's "Train Kept A-Rollin'".

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I'm enjoying the hell out of watching hee haw on the roku channel. Great old flashback


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Kafka
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Eddie Bond & the Stompers - Tore Up
whoa is that the first false ending in history?

"Rockin' Daddy"

This is a reworking of "I'm A Ding Dong Daddy From Dumas", the western swing standard cut by Bob Wills and many others.

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Johnnie & Jack - "Poison Love"

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Featuring Harold “Shot” Jackson on dobro

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Johnnie & Jack’s breakthrough came with "Poison Love", recorded on March 27, 1950. Johnnie & Jack recorded it in Nashville, and took up a suggestion from studio bassist Ernie Newton that they set it to a brisk Latin rhythm. Newton strapped maraccas to his hand and attached a snare drum head to his upright bass. “He’d hit the bass string with his finger,” Johnnie told Eddie Stubbs, "and shake his hand on the offbeat.” Eddie Hill attended the session and figured that he could learn the brisk chord changes, so he was conscripted to play the very prominent acoustic guitar. The result was country, but different enough to attract attention. It became a big hit, peaking at #4. "Ernie Newton deserves all the credit for that,” Johnnie declared later.


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Poison Love


I incorrectly thought this was written by Doug Sahm LINK


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Poison Love
I incorrectly thought this was written by Doug Sahm LINK
I'm a big Sahm fan but his version sounds too rushed to me

Ironically enough, considering Sahm's attempts to Tex-Mex everything, the original is actually more Latin sounding, Flaco J's valiant efforts on accordion notwithstanding


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I'm a big Sahm fan


Obligatory Is Anybody Going to San Antone

Doug Sahm version w/Dylan

Charlie Pride version


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