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Various - Play The Music Louder - 4 Star Boogies & Jumpin' Hillb
[CD - RWA]

Various - Play The Music Louder - 4 Star Boogies & Jumpin' Hillbilly
You all know Richard Weize is the man behind Bear Family right. He now has his own label putting out what he wants. He is a man of great taste and huge knowledge. So when you hear he has compiled a collection you can be certain it will be of the highest quality music often that you have not had a chance to hear before and equally high quality production.

'Independent record label' is usually used as a blanket alternative to draw a line between the handful of 'major' labels and every one else, but if there is a dazzling variety among the myriad companies that lie under that blanket. While the phrase might connote small time to some, or bring to mind operations that had only a handful of releases or at most a few dozen, there were among those Independents some that could oxymoronically be called 'Major Minors' long-lived labels that might not have had the clout, distribution or regular chart action of the majors but which nevertheless released hundreds of records and included on their rosters some genuine stars. Syd Nathan's King Records comes to mind as one example, as does Bill McCall's prolific, important and fairly notorious Four Star label.
Bill McCalls legendary 'Four Star' label began life in 1945 as a subsidiary of Dick Nelson's 'Gilt Edge' Records. McCall issued a considerable amount of good music, which today is highly collectable and indeed expensive to purchase. This CD focuses on Four Star's heyday as an important, influential, and independent label, and features vibrant recordings from 1947 to 1955.

The performers range from major names like the Wilburn Brothers, to regional stars like Jerry Irby, Jerry Jericho and Don Whitney who are still revered by collectors and fans of music of the era, to obscure performers almost totally forgotten today, like Owen Perry and Kelly West.
The word boogie is perhaps to many associated with race music and black jump tunes, however these Hollywood Hillbillies could boogie in their own way. This stunning compilation presents 25 jumping hillbilly boogies, and with a well-chosen variety of artists and every track having a vibrant sound, its guaranteed to please. This is a must-have for lovers of pre-rockn roll, country boogie sound, jumped-up honky-tonk, late-period western swing and offers a fascinating insight into the world of jumping country boogie. With a running time of 65 minutes and 35 seconds and a booklet jam packed with information from compiler Kevin Coffey, you are on the right track to discovering many long forgotten tracks.

Grandpa Boogie Kelly West & His Friendly Country Boys
Alabama Baby Floyd & Lloyd
Fisherman's Blues Claudie Ham
Kentucky Saturday Night Tex Ferguson & Arkansas Valley Boys
Bunkhouse Boogie Pete Graves & His Bunkhouse Buddies
First Time I Saw That Gal Jerry Irby & the Ranchers
the Crawdad Hole Jack Grant & His 7V4 Ranch Boys
Drive Slow Baby Kelly West & His Friendly Country Boys
Pickin' 'Em Up Owen Perry
Jesse James Boogie Jesse James
Boogie Woogie Dance Smiling Jerry Jericho Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby
Jimmy Short & the Silver Saddle Ranch Boys
Cadillac Blues Don Churchill & His Texas Mavericks
Buy Me a Bottle of Beer Jerry Irby & His Texas Ranchers
Rambler's Boogie Tommy Kizziah & His West Coast Ramblers
Music Making Mama from Memphis RD Hendon & His Western Jamboree Cowboys
Sixty Days Bill Tutt
Service Station Blues Drifting Johnny Smith & Rhythm Rangers
Dance with Her Henry Tommy Scott & Ramblers
Long Tom Boogie Tommy Kizziah & West Coast Ramblers
Down in Dixie Theodore Wilburn
Tobacco Chewing Boogie Billy Jack Wills & His Western Swing Band Red Hot Boogie Don Whitney
Who's Kidding Who Smiling Jerry Jericho
Jumpin' from Six to Six Tommy Scott & His Ramblers

This product was added to our catalogue on Friday 09 February, 2018.


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