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ARCHIVE #24


Posted October 31, 2003
Hello. My name Atilla, I write this message to Turkey. I am sorry for my so bad English. I want to do a big cd,vidoe collection 50s rockabilly and rock'n' roll. But I can't find this cd. I find a few cd to yahoo, amazon vs. Where I can find to the original albums and cd? If You help me I will happy. Goodby - hunharati@yahoo.com

Posted October 30, 2003
Hello, I'm a musician, songwriter and producer with country soul. I'm 28, I'm from Spain, and I'd like to try my luck in Nashville. Next November I'll be in Nashville. Can you help me?, I'm looking for some contacts in music business. I've recorded a good album performing the whole production. I compose and play up 12 instruments. If you can help me, please tell me. Thanks, George - george@letsrockit.com - www.georgemaverick.com

Posted October 28, 2003
I WAS RECENTLY IN NASHVILLE AND HEARD THE BAND HARRY FONTANA. I ENJOYED IT SO MUCH. IS THERE A WEB SITE OR ADDRESS SO THAT I CAN PURHCASE A CD? Debbie Burke - dburke@palmettobank.com

Posted October 28, 2003
Wow what a great show Sat. night at Crazy Jack's in Burbank, CA! Danny Santos and The Savoys are a great (new?) band from San Francisco. They really did a great job getting things started. Danny sure can sing and those Savoys are terrific musicians. I'm looking forward to seeing them around California. Hopefully, I can make it up to the SF Bay Area to see them again soon! I think they're going to release something soon? Big Sandy closed out the night and knocked them dead (as usual). I really love the new CD guys! Thanks for a terrific night of great music and too many drinks guys!!! Love, Sandra! saishere@hotmail.com

Posted October 28, 2003
Do you know if there is any film footage of Leon Payne? This is kind of a strange story. But I own a collector car that his son, Leon Jr. used to own (he bought it new) He, Jr., is trying to help me find some of the original pieces to the car, and he asked if I could help find any footage (of any kind) of his father. Any help/information would be greatly appreciated. If it's any help, Leon told me his father performed on KRLD radio here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and was associated with Stone Productions. Thanks, Tem Greene - rm21m9a@worldnet.att.net

Posted October 28, 2003
Hi there, My name is Lynn Heisel, and I work for a band called Southern Culture on the Skids. If you don't know them, they've played with Link a few times and covered many of his songs. Link and Olive may remember Rick, Mary and Dave. We've got a live record waiting to be pressed, but I cannot, CANNOT find the publishing rights to "The Sweeper" anywhere. I've tried Harry Fox, BMI, ASCAP, and got nowhere. Now we're desperate. Do you have any ideas? Obviously I wouldn't bother you if I weren't at my wit's end over this. I appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks so much, Lynn Heisel & SCOTS - lynnheisel@hotmail.com or drummerdaveh@aol.com
Posted October 26, 2003
Hello All, I'm not sure if you had heard, but former member of Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboy Joe Penny has a new CD out. Let me tell you it is Great. 26 of the 30 tracks are unreleased recordings from the 50's. There is some nice vintage rockabilly and country music on it ... plus 4 newly recorded tracks. I have put a page on my web-site for ordering. All orders & payments go directly to Joe himself. I make no money from my site!! Thought you and some other Rockabilly fans would like to know! Thanks, Nathan P. - thedriftingcowboys@yahoo.com
The Drifting Cowboys Web-site.

Posted October 26, 2003
Would you happen to have the words to the song Minnie Pearl sang/recited "What is an American". Need for veterans appreciation banquet by Saturday. The Morgans - dktn1953@intellex.com

Posted October 26, 2003
Lee Iacoacoa said never explain, complain or apologize ... but on behalf of live and radio dj's everywhere I want to express my total frustration with the fact rockabilly and artists such as the Burnette's, Cash, Jerry Lee, Orbison, Johnny Horton and the rest get so little airplay on oldies radio or any radio. Please spread the word it's NOT us dj's decisions. I play all the rockabilly i can live when I do weddings, etc. but every time I'm in radio you get the same crap from management "well, our consultant says those songs don't test well with our core audience". makes me want to throw up. especially artists like Jack Scott; more hits 58-60 than anybody and oldies radio plays but 3 of them, and those rarely. Thanks to your great organization for all its work keeping the 1954 to 1960 era of Rockabilly alive. Trust me it isn't your local radio dj who wants it off the air, it's corporate idiots at 29 years old who have no CONCEPT of what people 50 plus want to hear. Sincerely, Dan McPhail, 20 year veteran of oldies and country radio, Flint Michigan - MMcp918614@aol.com

Posted October 25, 2003
Hello Everyone, I live in Houston,MS -about 45 minutes South of Tupelo, MS. Me and a bunch of friends of mine are really into rockabilly music and the lifestyle down to the vehicles we drive. The problem is we can't find any happin places (within a 150 to 200 mile radious) to hang out at and listen to the music with our own kind. We've looked in Memphis, TN and even Nashville, TN without any luck. If someone out there could give us a heads up on where we need to be --we'll bring em in. Thanks for any help! Chris - kid@cenpen.com

Posted October 24, 2003
I have to say that I owe a lot to this website. My father, Billy Lafferty, passed away when I was 5 years old. I've always had a passion for music and I'd like to know and understand where that passion came from, and now I do. For the past 3 or 4 years I've been searching online for anything relating to my daddy and last night, I finally found something. That something was your site. Back in the late 50s, he was in a group called the Ramblers from Helena, Arkansas. I never knew of this band. Thanks to the guys posting their email addresses on the page, I have contacted the members of the band. It gives me great joy to hear from these wonderful men and to hear the wonderful things they have to say about my dad because I never got to know him. I know you didn't set out to unite a girl with her father's good friends and bandmates, but you did, and I thank you for that. :) - Lauren Lafferty - Cconutmnky@hotmail.com

Posted October 24, 2003
Does anyone know the name of the band that sang "Honky Tonk Angel"? I know the singer was Exene from X. I just saw "A Bronx Tale", it brought back memories ... I miss socializing with people who like Rockabilly, doowop (punk). Now that I'm old (33) with kids, I don't know anyone who is not mainstsream. A few years ago, I didn't associate with anyone "mainstream" Being married with kids-does it to you ... especially when your husband doesn't share any of your interests. Can you relate? monique - moniquem55@hotmail.com

Posted October 22, 2003
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SAT OCT 25: BIG SANDY AND THE FLY RITE BOYS SPECIAL GUESTS 1ST LA SHOW DANNY SANTOS. HOSTED DJ REB SPINNING THE WAX. CRAZY JACKS 4311 W MAGNOLIA BLVD BURBANK CA 818 8451121. FOR MORE WILD INFO E MAIL wildpresents@yahoo.com

Posted October 22, 2003
i love america. rizwan - meherrizwan@hotmail.com

Posted October 22, 2003
Hey Bill (no last name given); I have known that you were gifted and talented. Just didn't know you were so old. Seriously, my dad told me a little about your background but it is very interesting to read about parts of your journey and experiences. I wonder if you have heard of Norman Schell, now playing with his daughter and son in law under the name of Youth Well Spent. If not I will send you a CD if you would like me to. Norman is up in Pioneer Valley (Greenfield,MA) and has also come back around with encouragement from the next generation. There music is who I've been following for about a year. Sorry, I missed the bluegrass festival. I just couldn't get up the energy to do any more family like stuff. Can only do so much. Well, take care and keep playing. Love, Valerie - vwinslow@communityhealthlink.org

Posted October 22, 2003
Big Sandy! If ya missed it ... our Conan O'Brian appearance from earlier this year is scheduled to air again TO-NITE. It's been re-run several times (royalties!) but this is the first time that I've found out before hand.
           We have a couple more SoCal shows before we hit the road again ... This Friday Oct 24th we'll be down in San Diego @ the Casbah with The Golden Hill Ramblers, Todd Stedman and the Fattones. BTW, the G.H Ramblers feature are an off-shoot of the Smith Ranch Boys and are EXCELLENT!! Road trip, anyone?
           Saturday Oct 25th were up at Crazy Jack's in Burbank. There's a lot going on this Saturday, but that never seems to matter at our CJ's shows... thank you ladies. Opening the bill will be newcomer Danny Santo's - down from the Bay Area for his first LA performance!
           and one last show before we head across the country... Oct 31st HALLOWEEN @ The Doll Hut in Anaheim! Opening the night will be The Sleazy Surfers featuring stroll king Dan and Bobby T. Costume prizes and zombie Go-Go dancers. Scary!
Ok, folks. .. see ya 'round Big Sandy - bigsandy.net

Posted October 22, 2003
FOR SALE: Very rare 1955 Gretsch 6120 G-Brand for sale. Built within the same week as Eddie Cochran's! This guitar has been owned by Vince Gordon of The Jime since 1987 where he bought it from Gruhn Guitars in Nashville, USA. Previous history is not known. Vince Gordon about the guitar: "Eddie Cochran's 6120 G-brand has serial number 16942. This one has number 16992. A little math shows that it's made within the same week as his! It's pretty hard to get any closer to the real thing. It's the best sounding Gretsch I ever heard." Check out the guitar here:
http://www.the-jime.dk/Gretsch_1955_G-Brand_for_sale.htm
The Jime homepage: http://www.the-jime.dk/

Posted October 21, 2003
Hi, I went to the Shell show the other day! I was supposed to go to the firemans' Benefit that night But I COULDN'T pass your show up. I've got a couple of ideas to possibly get more people to come to the show next year. One is to co-promote a hot rod show along with the concert. Also I thought it would be kinda cool for folks who were in school back in the day to have thier reunions at the show. People just DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE MISSIN'! Listen to me preachin' to the choir, believe it or not I was born in '66. I just appreciate another chance to get to know these folks I missed the first time, THANKS A MILLION! Mike Pendergrass - mpend@POP3.concentric.net

Posted October 20, 2003
I'm a guitarist (and occasional bassist) looking for other musicians to play roots/rockabilly/blues music in the Bethesda/Rockville, Maryland area (former home of the Twist and Shout!). If interested, contact me at VSanfuentes@hotmail.com - Vince

Posted October 20, 2003
Hi Folks, Superb new album by "The Rockats" available 10-28-03. Check it out at: - http://www.bluesleaf.com/artists/therockats.html - Support the rockabilly bands!! redbluejeans@earthlink.net - gina thompson

Posted October 19, 2003
Hey Bo Diddley fans! One of the founding fathers of rock & roll, Bo Diddley celebrates his 75th birthday on Tuesday December 30th 2003 and we encourage all his many fans around the world to send your special 75th birthday greetings and messages to Bo Diddley.
           There are now several ways that you can do this: by signing the Bo Bo Diddley's Turnup Root official website's Guestbook which is located at http://www.turnup-root.com/boshouse.htm also by signing the BO DIDDLEY-The Originator authorized website's Guestbook which is located at http://members.tripod.com/~Originator_2/guestbook.html and also by e-mailing your greetings directly to Bo Diddley himself at bodiddley@GOBODIDDLEYturnup-root.com
           This is your opportunity for you to convey your appreciation and best wishes to one of the founding fathers of rock & roll and to show your support for The Originator - Bo Diddley. Thank you very much. David Blakey, Webmaster, Bo Bo Diddley's Turnup Root
http://www.turnup-root.com/ - The Official Bo Diddley Website.
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A Celebration of his unique contribution to Popular Music.
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--David Blakey, webmaster@GOBODIDDLEYturnup-root.com

Posted October 18, 2003
Hi ... My father, Bill Gautney, was a friend of Joe Wolverton who took my dad under his wing in the 1940's or 1950's when he recognized my father's giftedness as a guitarist. My father was a personal friend of Joe's (and also of Hank Willams ... Dad's best friend still living today was actually in Hank's band - Dad calls him "R.D." Norred. Anyway, Dad lost track of Joe Wolverton years ago. Dad is in his 80s now and figures Joe has long since been gone, but, said he was from Kokomo, Indiana, we think. Can you help us out ... What became of Joe..? I told my father I would get on the internet to try to find out for him ... Can you help mlmoorad@yahoo.com). Thanks so much -Michele (Gautney) Moorad

Posted October 18, 2003
Regarding the Blue Suede News Issue #36 with Frank "Andy" Starr, he was my Father and will be greatly missed! Linda Hone - loubug@earthlink.net


Posted October 17, 2003
Tomorrow is Chuck Berry's 77th birthday. If you think this does not pertain to rockabilly, please listen to about half of the guitar riffs in your rockabilly collections. Barry Klein - exhippie@comcast.net

Posted October 17, 2003
What are the best sources (pools, books, websites, etc.) for obtaining a list of those albums considered to be the best rockabilly records of all time? My apologies to those aficionados of the genre may object to excluding 45s from such a list, but as someone who is only familiar with some of the obvious choices (Elvis, Jerry Lee, Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Roy Orbison on Sun) I am badly in need of expanding my knowledge of albums, before wading into the esoteric world of singles and one-hit wonders. Any guidance will be greatly appreciated. John Kokot - johnkokot@aol.com

Posted October 16, 2003
Recently Thommy Burns supported Roc LaRue in the recording studio. During a break between songs, Thommy participated in a "dream come true". Here is what happened:
           "As soon as we met Roc in Indy and realized he was the guy who did "Baby Take Me Back" it hit me that Nancy and I had danced to that song many times at Rockabilly weekends and at clubs in London years ago when Nancy went to school there. In fact as we were walking away from meeting Roc, Nancy said to me "He did that song? I know that one - EVERYBODY knows that song!"
           When you (Dave Moore) lined up the recording session I thought I'll have to let Roc know how important that song was. But even more I wanted to hear him sing it. All through the session I hinted at this and when he showed me a picture of him and Nancy from Indy and told me how authenctically 50's he thought she looked, I said "You know, she loves Baby Take Me Back".
           During a break in the recording Roc was still holding his guitar and I had my bass. You and Lance had gone behind the board to listen to something with Maynard. Roc said to me "OK Thommy - here we go" and he started to play "Baby Take Me Back". I immediately began to play along on the bass and sing with him ... every line. I could just see a light in his eyes, we were rockin' as if the years had never gone by. Then he said "I haven't sung that song for so many years - now you can tell Nancy that you played that "Baby Take Me Back" with me.
           I can't tell you how cool it was for me to do this song with him - especailly when I stop to think that he hadn't done it in such a long time. I'll tell you something else- Roc was so happy to have guys like you, Lance and myself working with him. Age doesn't matter, or the passing of time - for Roc it was a trip back to the 50's, not in a nostalgic way, but LIVING it, making music. Thanks for including me and giving me the opportunity.
           WOW!!!! I was there watching this episode and it put a chill up my back. You know, Roc recorded some really great Authentic Rockabilly at that session and the 45EP is due to be released around October 20th. For more information on the 45 please contact Dave at Wild Hare Records 304-258-0014 or DaveHillbillyM@aol.com.

Posted October 16, 2003
Hello,
1) I am looking for stores that sell 50's style rockabilly suits (for a band) in either NYC, San Francisco or Los Angeles. Any ideas?
2) Do you know where can I get old videos of rockabilly music from the 50's? maybe online? even just clips.
pry@8200.org

Posted October 15, 2003
On behalf of Glen Glenn and all of us at Eagle Entertainment, we want to say "THANK YOU" to all of the artists and their families who supported the Rockabilly Hall Show at The Shell Saturday. Speaking from a promotional standpoint, the show was definitely a success! The entertainers demonstrated cooperation, talent, and positive attitudes to the fans who came to see and be... a part of rockabilly history! As for anyone who was unable to attend the show, you unfortunately missed a great show! We left Memphis Sunday and arrived home yesterday. Our congratulations go out to each and all of you, and especially to Bob and Sonja for their efforts to promote rockabilly. Obviously they cannot do it alone. Each of you can and will make a difference in the future of rockabilly if you will do what you can to help Rockabilly Hall. We talked to Glen and Mary awhile ago. They are currently in Texas, and will be home in California within a few days. Glen sends his personal thanks to all who helped with the production of the Shell Show. We look forward to hearing from each and all of you. Meanwhile, rock on, and fly high! - THE EAGLES - promo90210@yahoo.com

Posted October 15, 2003
Hello, I am writing a dissertation on music, fashion and subculture and would be very gratefull if anyone can give me any information on what it was like in the 1950's and the differences in rockabilly's today. Thank you very much, Stacey. STARSHAPE_340@hotmail.com

Posted October 15, 2003
I really enjoyed playing the event this past weekend. I thought the acts were great and the show went well. I had the opportunity to back up some great musicians that I had not played with before: Johnny Powers, Alan Clark, Gene Summers, Bob Timmers, Roman Self, and others I fail to mention. I want to personally thank Andy Anderson and the Rolling Stones, Bucky Barrett, Alton Lott, Don Pittman, Wray Hixson, and Richard Thames for backing me. We had a great time with our jam session at the hotel on Friday night and many of the performers came by and sat in on that jam. The entire event was terrific and I am looking forward to doing it again. Thanks to all for their performances and support to the RHOF. Thank you, Bobby Joe Swilley - carolinaSpecialties@nc.rr.com

Posted October 15, 2003
Just found the site and love it!! i just opened a bar in Rome, N.Y. about a year ago, and I'm always looking for bands just starting out who will play for gas money, a few drinks, and a bite to eat. I haven't had any luck finding any Rockabilly bands around here, so if anyone out there is interested in playing at "Lucky's", please contact me ... 315-542-2960 or visit my website: Luckys@stillkickenpro.com - Christina Carambia - KCarambia@juno.com

Posted October 15, 2003
i am doing a school project and my topic is how rock and roll, jazz, and rythm and blues changed the music industry and i really need a primary source so any body who met or was part of the music industry i could really use some help with facts between the 50's-the 70's. thanks for the help, Amanda - blondi786@yahoo.com

Posted October 14, 2003
Regarding Ritchie Valens' song Donna, was there an "answer" song to it? If so, what is the title and artist? Thanks! karamiaY - aixa210@aol.com

Posted October 14, 2003
i would like to have the words and lyrics to the song goin back to memphis sung by gene semmonds i dont know if you can send this but if you do that sort of thing i would be most greatful thanks jack reed cutter1944@yahoo.com

Posted October 14, 2003
One of your Websites has a client from which I purchased 3 LP's. The client is Flipside Records and Collectables [http://www.flipmall.com].  The albumsI purchased were supposed to be in VG+ condition and I paid their listed price. The LP's I received were scratched and one had a deep gouge. The LP's were not even close to the industry standardized VG+ rating for used LP's. When you listen to the LP's the clicks and pops were continuous, and at times drowned out the music. It was a rip off. Thank You, Robert Cravalho - candle.thecandle@verizon.net

Posted October 13, 2003
What ever has happened to Mack Davis? Don't hear of him on TV or the country music world anymore? Les Regierles - lesjanregier.net

Posted October 13, 2003
Meet "Sweet Bread" A musical variety act consisting of 2 sisters and a drummer (used for certain events). We do a variety of music from Country to Classic Rock to Oldies and Originals all done in Fantastic Harmony! We are in need of an agent or any events that need live music. Wendy plays keyboards and Bonnie plays guitar. Demo CD available upon request for the type of music that we do. Price Range: varies (call for quote) E/mail: sweetbread2005@hotmail.com or phone: 518-634-7017

Posted October 13, 2003
Couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to see a rockabilly band from Mexico when they played here in Berlin. The band were called Omar and the Stringpoppers. The singer looked like a young Elvis, moved all around the stage when he was singing. After the show I bought the CD, which was great. They told me that they were in the middle of a European tour. Did anyone else see them on this tour? Know any more information on the band or when they're coming back, if they have any more CDs for sale? Lucy - rockinlucky@yahoo.com

Posted October 13, 2003
Texas Rockabilly legend will play his first Los Angeles show since 1960, on NOV 1. GENE Summers Will play at C.C. Roadhouse 14123 Garfield Ave PARAMOUNT, 562 531 3677 wildpresents@yahoo.com

Posted October 13, 2003
FROM 9.30 AM TILL 12PM YOU WILL HEAR THE PAUL LAUZON I AM not BOBBY V OR LITTLE WALTER NO I AM PAUL LAUZON AND EVERY THURSDAY MORNING YOU WILL HEAR THE GREATEST DOO WOP AT ITS VERY BEST FEATURING SOME OF THE GREAT DOO WOP ON WCUW FM 91.3 WORCESTER MASS 01610 - paullauzon134@msn.com

Posted October 9, 2003
trying to get a copy, cd/cassette ... just anything of charlie feathers live shows he did in france and one he did in london, england ... also ... anything by linda gale lewis ... thanks for anyhelp or lead ... larry adamson - larry1326@aol.com

Posted October 8, 2003
WILD PRESENTS, Gene Summers Is playing his first show in LA on Nov 1 2003 this will be his first LA show since the early 60s when he played in LA with Chuck Berry. Look out for more details, or e mail wildpresents@yahoo.com LOOK OUT FOR DETAILS OF WILD PROMOTIONS PRE VIVA SHOW 3 HOT BANDS + SPECIAL GUEST ROCKABILLY LEGEND. wildpresents@yahoo.com

Posted October 6, 2003
Wow,what a great site! I have a special place in my heart for Rockabilly music due to my close connection to it. I was born in Shreveport, La. where, of coarse you should know, the Louisiana Hayride was based out of. My Grandfather is William Linfield and was a sessions musician for the Hayride. He had lent out his guitar to Elvis on an occation when he didn't have one and money was tight for him. He handed the guitar with the warning "Boy, these strings are 30 cents a piece, I don't want you to break them". My mother was a very young girl when she met Elvis at the Hayride and she has a picture of him with her on his lap. There are tapes that my Uncle has stored of my Grandfather in a session with some well known artists and lots of pictures as well. I have a recording studio myself (I am a musical artist as well that has a few records out) with the gear to restore these tapes. My other Grandfather made a record in East Texas as well in 1954. He had a very beautiful voice but both of my Grandfathers didn't get too far in the biz probably due to domestic ambitions to raise their family. More to come... Keep Rockin'!! Walter Jones - trendfactory@hotmail.com

Posted October 6, 2003
Here in Virginia the traditional country music fans suffered a blow last week when our local country station, WKCW, 1420AM of Warrenton, VA without warning suddenly went off the air on Sept 29, then came back on the air in a new format (all Spanish-speaking Mariachi music; no kidding, it's not modern "Latin" format). Calls to the station have not been returned. Information on local broadcasting internet column said that new owners (Multicultural Broadcasting, from NJ), have fired the station staff and the Mexican music is a signal fed into the transmitter from another location. Warrenton, VA is a semi-rural area about 40 miles from Washington, DC with many country music fans. I've been to packed bluegrass music festivals there, but I've never even heard Spanish music played in cars at the 7-11. This format change baffles everyone I've talked to.
              The station had been on the air in the traditional country music format since 1960, with a very loyal following. Long time DJ Tomcat Reeder has been a fixture on our airwaves for decades. It has been our only local source of "traditional " country on the airwaves in this area, featuring a great variety including music of Merle Haggard, Connie Smith, George Jones, J.Cash, Don Gibson, etc. as well as newer artists such as The Derailers and Dale Watson. Dan Chute, Vienna, VA - danchute@erols.com

Posted October 5, 2003
Billy Lee Riley, hope your 70th is "Red Hot", as you will always be to your fans. Thanks for the great music. Jack Bletcher - Beatlegeezer@Hotmail.com

Posted October 5, 2003
Hello, all. I've just found this site, and am very excited about it! I'm 51 - too young to remember Rockabilly's heydey. But my dad was really into it, and passed it down to me. I've, in turn, passed some down to my son. We're proudly three generations of Carl Perkins fans! Speaking of Perkins, can anyone here tell me if Luther Perkins was any relation to Carl? I've read he was and wasn't. Also, Thomas Wayne ( Perkins ) who had the hit "Tragedy" in the early 60's. I'm so happy to find a site that's helping keep this great music alive. Truly one of the 'roots' music, we could have never progressed musically without it. Jack Bletcher - Beatlegeezer@Hotmail.com

Posted October 4, 2003
i like the song goin back to memphis and i would like to have the words and chords to that song. could you help me with them i would be most greatful if you could do this for me thanks. my name is jack reed. thanks. cutter1944@yahoo.com

Posted October 3, 2003
Me and roy orbison, buddy holly, waylon, tommy and you, I know you do not like oysters but, you ate andloved my dressing. God Bless All of the Above and YOU. Cactus Dan - Bigbbq@fullnet.net
Posted October 2, 2003
Looking to find someone who wants to invest in night club, 50 50, all legal 15,000.00 investment - already have place in mind - need investment soon or will lose deal 870-449-5834 debi trail - trail@yellville.net

Posted October 2, 2003
Hi, I'm looking for the lyrics to Brenda Lee's "Papa Noel". It was the B-side of "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" released in 1962. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks in advance. Jim - jimscullion@aol.com

Posted September 30, 2003
Hello music lovers ... Ronnie Haig's new cd "Treasures of Time" can be purchase through his e-mail adress see his page on the RHOF. Its a great cd with 13 rockabilly swinging gospel songs all original all written by The Haig. I loved. it! Nol Voorst from Maastricht the Netherlands.
Another you'll should get into your collection is the one from Peter Hallock "Rockabilly" - just great on the Rockabilly Hall of fame label ... get it !! Nol - wildboppinnol@hotmail.com

Posted September 30, 2003
FUZZY WHITENER was my grandfather who recorded a Rockabilly LP with Jerry Dykes & His Band in May of 1958 on Starday Records. He is also listed in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. One of the songs on the LP was "Sugar Buggar." I would absolute love to get my hands on this record and would be willing to give a pretty penny for it. If anyone at all has any information on this record, Fuzzy Whitener, Jerry Dykes, or the members of Jerry Dykes' band, please email me with the good news. Thank you so very much! Most Sincerely, Bo Whitener - stdddw18@shsu.edu - 936-295-4274

Posted September 28, 2003
I'm looking forward to seeing Darrel Higham and the Enforcers at the Westcliff Hotel in Westcliff on Sea, Essex, UK on Friday November 7. Will other members of this discussion group be attending? Did you hear Mark Lamarr on BBC Radio 2 say Spotlight on Hank Ballard was not on CD last week? I'm playing it as I write. John Howard - howardsx@aol.com

Posted September 27, 2003
I'm looking if anyone would know Danny Michaels he had a band called Danny Michaels and the rebel playboys. That was about the '50s or '60s he won some awards for country music in the '70s. I would like to know if he is still around or not. Thanks, Darla - dardo1962@aol.com

Posted September 27, 2003
Hello, Art Adams here, I would like to say a very special thanks to Bob Timmers, for all the hard work he has and still is, doing for the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame. I first met Bob in Vegas and hung out with him for three days at the Ramada Inn in, Indianapolis. What a great guy, and very good picker too.
           Lets all support Bob and the (RABHOF). Not only is the (ROABHOF) good for us guys that were there in the 50's It's good for the younger guys also.
           Hey Bob, sorry I can't make it to Memphis as you know I'm headed to England the big show at Hemsby, looks like you've got a great line up knock 'em dead guys, I'll be thinking about you all, and hey Bob thanks for asking me to come it was a honor,I'll make the next one for sure.
           Just did a show in Montreal Canada I would like to thank all the fans up there they treated us so good we didn't want to leave,we were to do a hour show we did a hour and a half they wouldn't lets us quit. however, we loved every minute of it.
           I took a long with me two of my best friends both lead guitar player (Bill Stewart and Tom Smith) we used two great muiscian there drummer named Peter and dog house bass Jack. They were great" I would like to say thanks to Roc LaRue for the cell phone call on the way up. It always help's when one of your buddies wishes you luck.
           And my buddy Hank Engle was on the show Hank did a great job, Hank is one of the great young guys that can play and perform Rockabilly. Thanks Hank for for opening for me and for that induction. Love you man. And thaks to Jenny and Betty that came up from Toronto. and a very special thanks to all the (ROCKABILLY FANS) we love you ... Art Adams - arttom02@msn.com

Posted September 25, 2003
I need to know who sang the r&b song happy .... only you can make me happy, happy, happy. PLEASE HELP!!! Denise - outlawjr8rip3@yahoo.com

Posted September 24, 2003
Do you know who recorded the song "Do I Have the Right to walk Here?" around the early 50's. Cora MacKay - corajane@ns.sympatico.ca

Posted September 24, 2003
Hi, maybe you can help us here .... we are looking for an old set of flim's on a country music show ... it was 1954 ... it was on KCOP--C-13--remote--at 7:30 it was called ... The County Barn Dance Jubilee, with Les "Carrto top" Andersen as the MC. IN Baldwin Park, Calif. Ralph T. Hicks Production. Thank you. Billy Bryant Bitteroot Productions - shirl@cccomm.net

Posted September 22, 2003
The 16th Annual OPEN HOUSE, Thursday September 25th 6-9pm
THE JAMES DEAN MEMORIAL GALLERY. 25 N. Main St. Fairmount, IN
Grant County's Most Popular Year Round Tourist Attraction!
Live Music by St. Louis Rockabilly Band 7 SHOT SCREAMERS.
Free Admission! Free Souvenirs! Drawings For Free Prizes!
765 948-3326 - For a complete listing of all the festival activities:
http://jamesdean.com/fans/festival/festival2003.htm
David Loehr, James Dean Memorial Gallery - dl@JamesDeanGallery.com
425 North Main Street, P O Box 55, Fairmount, Indiana, USA 46928
Phone (765) 948-3326, Fax (765) 948-3389
http://www.JamesDeanGallery.com

Posted September 20, 2003
The latest (Summer) edition Of Blue Suede News had Frank "Andy" Starr as the first name on the front page. Blue Suede News is a must for every Rockabilly fan in the USA and abroad. It is a high quality magazine dedicated to American Roots Music and a large portion is always dedicated to Rockabilly. Here is what the new Fall 2003 issue has to offer:
           "It just came out! It has 52 pages and features an extensive interview with the premier female Rockabilly (and Rock¹n¹Roll and Country) singer Wanda Jackson. She¹s got a brand new CD out and co-stars people like Dave Alvin and The Cramps ­ super cool and hot rockin¹. She¹s got some great stories to tell ­ and we found fantastic photos to illustrate it. Another big feature article is the Big Al Downing interview ­ he played piano on Wanda¹s ³Let¹s Have A Party² and had the wild ³Down On The Farm² out in the 50s himself. He¹s been playing music ever since, has sad and also uplifting stories to tell (being the only black person in a band with Wanda for example) and his new album contains great Honky Tonk and more. Third feature article is about Texan Al Urban, a former SARG Rockabilly recording artist who later wrote songs for country stars. Also included a photo layout and story about our (that¹s right, Marc Bristol & Okie Doke with special guest Gaby) tour in Germany and Holland in June 2003 ­ we had a blast, played 2 festivals and several clubs and got to see several great acts including a killer performance by Sweden¹s Eva Eastwood & The Major Keys.
           More great photos showcase Blues and Rockabilly bands that played in Seattle. Great stuff. Each issue of Blue Suede News has feature articles, interviews, photos and a huge review section of CDs, DVDs and videos, books, vinyl and 'zines all related to the American Roots Music theme. Original pioneers of rock'n'roll and related styles are honored along with younger artists who are carrying on their traditions with a strong sense of roots. Fun for rockabilly fans, and those who like honky-tonk country, blues, R&B, REAL Rock'n'Roll and other roots of rock'n'roll styles. Blue Suede News also covers Cajun, Zydeco, Doo Wop, Surf, Honky Tonk, Tex-Mex, Swing, alt. and traditional country and everything in between."
           All that accoring to Marc Bristol, the magazine's editor and the magazine has it's own web site: http://members.aol.com/shakinboss/index.html/. Believe me, this is by far the best roots music magazine in the USA in the same class as Britain's "Now Dig This". Rock On, Adriaan - EMail : Zeeuw@aol.com

Posted September 18, 2003
hi, well, my name is lautaro and i have a rockabilly band here in chile, we are "los aceleradores". we love the music and the masters like gene vincent, johnny carroll, gene summers, joe clay, elvis, and all the really rockers. we play rockabilly and i think that you never have heard about us, but we are working and we are very hopples. we love all the songs of GO CAT GO AND TOO THE FLEA BOPS. i just write you to make you know that we are live and maybe someday we will be in your web (i pray for it) our page is WWWW.LOSACELERADORES.TK - WELL, HERE IN CHILE IS SEPTMEBER 18TH, THE INDENPENDENCE DAY, LIKE JULY FOR, AND NOW I HAVE TO GO TO GET SOME BEERS ... HAHAHAHA. WELL THANK FOR ALL THE THINGS THAT YOUR PAGE IS ... KEEP ON ROCKIN!! lautaro farina - lautaro@elvis.com

Posted September 17, 2003
Three cats down! It's been a devastating week with the loss of Johnny Cash, Sheb Wooley, and now Frank "Andy" Starr. Heavan must've needed some real rockin' music! RIP, gentleman! Thanks for all the great music! Dan Davidson - Debdav1@attbi.com

Posted September 17, 2003
Hello, I read the Bio on Alan Freed. I am searching for info on my late Father Larry Williams My dad performed on Freed's show. My mom had the poster, unfortunately it and all the photos she had from my dad's career were all destroyed. Is there a place I can obtain footage, music any info on my dad's career. I remember Alan Freed's name because my father spoke of his I recall when I was very young. I also started to get support to get dad inducted into the rock n roll hall of fame in 1991 and I attended the Rock n Roll revival in New Orleans. I am searching for history to share with my family. My dad would be a great grandfather now and the younger generation is eager to learn of his career. Can you please help me?

Posted September 17, 2003
Hello everybody! Here Luis from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I played in a rockabilly band called Radio Texas and some of you may remember me cause I was attending at Viva Las Vegas in 1998 and 2000.    There's a long time since the I wrote, but now I'm every happy to announce you the San Pedro Country Music Festival that will occur here in my country, in a very nice city near Buenos Aires, on September 27 and 28. Even though country music is the main style on this Festival, there also will be bands playing Bluegrass, Swing, Honky Tonk, Rockabilly and more. I will be playin with my band, Radio Texas. And there also will be playing 20 more bands during those 2 days! You can check the english version of the site of the Fest at
http://www.country2.com/festival/eng/fest.htm>http://www.country2.com/festival/eng/fest.htm
It will be very helpful if webmasters can promote the festival in their sites. Thanks, Keep On Rockin' - Luis Domin, Radio Texas - ldomin@aluar.com.ar

Posted September 17, 2003
Hope someone can help me out there. My mother remembers hearing Seven Lonely Days when she first came to the United States from Japan. She was visiting the local VFW with my dad and that song was playing on the juke box. It was just tonight that I found the original artist was from the same county I live in today. Does anyone know if I can get a copy of the song, Seven Lonely Days or even the album? The artist is Bonnie Lou and the song is on her album "Doin' the Tennesse Wig Walk" The Best of the King Years. I found the song done by Patsy Cline and I like it but mom says it was a slower rendition more of a ballad. Mind you, this was form 1953. Also, does anyone know if the artist is still living? I would love to surprise my mom with this for her birthday in November or Christmas. I anxiously await anyones reply. Thank you, dsgreene@mchsi.com

Posted September 17, 2003
JAY DIAMOND - please contact me urgent! Linda V, linda@fcents.co.uk

Posted September 17, 2003
It's a devistating day as another member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame has left us. Mr. Frank "Andy" Starr passed away on Friday September 12th, 2003 at 7:00am. God Bless, Frank, you will be sadly missed! xo! Jinxy Starr

Posted September 12, 2003
Hello Rock-it Radio Listeners, We have 4 more new shows in our archives here at Rock-it Radio since our message. They are shows #760 to #763. Had a pretty good shock this morning as the alarm clock radio woke us up at 6 a.m. where we heard the very sad news that Johnny Cash has passed away at 71 and the more of a shocker that John Ritter had also passed away from a heart attack at 54. I will be doing a tribute show to Johnny Cash and will be online probably tonight or tomorrow and will be Rock-it Radio show #764 and will be mostly his recordings from SUN Records and the 1950's recordings. Remember to hear these shows you need two things ... a real media player which many computers today are already built in. If you don't have one, e mail me here at the station and I will tell you how to get a free copy. And our 10 latest shows online are in our archives page at: http://www.palmsradio.com/rockittext.htm

Posted September 12, 2003
If not for Johnny Cash, I personally wouldn't have become so enthusiastically appreciative of music, and I sure as heck wouldn't be writing about it for various magazines and websites across this great land of ours. I'm deeply saddened to the brink of gut-wrenching despair over Mr. Cash's death, and I'm sure several of you out there are, too. I recently wrote the following essay about Johnny Cash for my music appreciation class. We were instructed to write a paper about our favorite composer/songwriter of the 20th Century, and I quite naturally chose the incomparable, legendary Johnny Cash. His music indelibly touched the deepest recesses of my soul, and though he is deceased in the flesh and blood sense, his songs and spirit will live forevermore within us all. I hope y'all enjoy the following essay...

JOHNNY CASH - AN AMERICAN MUSIC LEGEND
By Roger Moser, Jr.
           The inimitable, legendary "man in black," John R. Cash, was born February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas, to the proud and hard-working Ray and Carrie Cash. In the 71 years since that cold, windswept winter day, Johnny (as he is professionally known) has written and sung a veritable encyclopedia of purebred, red-blooded American songs. Drenched in sweat, swagger, and Southern charm, Johnny’s music is a rustic, down-to-earth concoction of folk, country, gospel, rockabilly, and acoustic sharecropping blues. His heart-wrenching, emotionally riveting cowpoke ballads, brash whiskey-swilling honky tonk ditties, and melodious God-fearing testaments of spiritual faith wallow in misery, heartache, injustice, and despair and revel in faith, hope, redemption, and eternal salvation.
           As the fourth of seven children, Johnny was raised in a loving, close-knit, Christian household where poverty, hunger, and long, grueling hours spent toiling in the sun-baked cotton fields of eastern Arkansas were the harsh reality of the times. An unwavering, deep-rooted spiritual faith and a constant, soothing musical presence lifted the Cash family from the arms of pessimism and instilled within them an unrelenting urge to persevere and survive the best that they could. "At a very early age, I looked forward to the seasons turning and nature taking its course. And while I didn't put such words to it at the time, I was very aware that I was part of nature - that I sprang from the soil, and as long as I followed the natural order of things, I'd be okay" (Cash, 10).
           Johnny was exposed to music at an early age through the spirited and sprightly gospel sounds of his family's church, the woeful, gnarled crop-picking blues being bellowed in the muggy and festering cotton fields where his family earned their livelihood, and the jubilant, feisty hillbilly music of the Grand Ol' Opry emanating from his parents’ battery-powered radio in the living room of their dilapidated, ramshackle home. Johnny's mother played the guitar and sang with passionate sweet joy to entertain and comfort her family when Johnny was a mere youngster, and he soon began to diligently do the same. By the time he had reached his teens, Johnny completely absorbed himself in music, and he "knew what he wanted to do - add his voice to the sounds carried on the radio airwaves" (Moriarty, 16).
           In 1954, Johnny confidently ambled into Sun Studio on Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, in the hopes of procuring an audition with the flamboyant and talented producer, Sam Phillips. Within a few months’ time, Johnny recorded his first ever release for Sun Records, "Hey, Porter," backed with "Cry, Cry, Cry." The stark, realistic "Folsom Prison Blues" soon followed with its poignant, heart-stopping line, "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die." Peaking at #5 on the Billboard charts in 1956, "Folsom Prison Blues" solidified Johnny an esteemed spot in American music history as a stoic, plain-spoken poet and a baritone-voiced musical spokesperson for outlaws, rebels, misfits, social rejects, and humble, working-class folk everywhere.
           After three creatively illustrious years with Sun Records, Johnny signed with CBS Records in 1958. He then proceeded to record an abundant array of strong, hearty, and inspiring albums throughout the next decade which culminated in the now classic live albums, "At Folsom Prison" in 1968 and "At San Quentin" in 1969. Having signed with two different other labels since his brilliant tenure with CBS, Johnny is still productively recording the occasional acoustic-tinged, back-to-basics masterpiece, although his health has rapidly deteriorated during the past few years and his live performances no longer occur.
           Johnny Cash's good friend, Kris Kristofferson, once observantly commented about Johnny in a down-home and wry way, "He's a walking contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction" (Cash, 7). Johnny Cash is indeed a complex, but invariably down-to-earth, man. He's humble, rugged, spiritual, poetic, and brutally honest in his thoughts, musical expression, and various articulate opinions. His songs somberly reflect the harsh, unforgiving bleakness of life that inevitably torments the poor, the downtrodden, and the persecuted. Johnny sings for the ragtag, poverty-stricken farmers of the magnolia-scented rural South and the out-of-luck boxcar transients who ride the lone, open railways in search of a brighter tomorrow. He sings for desperate inmates with nothing to lose as they count each passing second behind the ominous, foreboding walls of death row, and he sings for the Native American Indians confined to the haggard hopelessness and inhumane squalor of government-subsidized reservations in the West. Johnny Cash sings against the injustices and the inhumanities of this world while fervently revealing his belief that there is a calmer, more divine life to come. His is a lesson in song that brings hope and inspiration into a world full of rage, insanity, and despair. Roger Moser, Jr. - RockNRollRogue@aol.com

Posted September 10, 2003
LOOKING FOR AN INVESTER TO HELP FINANCE A CLUB. THIS CLUB IS 30 YRS OPEN AND A GREAT SPOT. OWNER HAS HAD A STROKE AND IS WILLING TO SELL TO ME AT A PRICE THAT IS REAL. THIS CLUB HAS ALL FURNISHINGS EXCEPT GLASS WEAR, POOL TABLES, STAGE, DANCE FLOOR, BAR. CHAIRS, STOOLS - ALL IN GREAT SHAPE. I HAVE PROPERTY DEED OF MY HOME FREE AND CLEAR TO PUT UP FOR COLLADERAL. I WILL PAY 275.00 A MONTH FOR 5 YRS AT 6 % INTEREST. HOPING SOMEONE IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS WILL HELP ME. I HAVE MY OWN BAND - wild mountain run - contact me 870-449-5834, debi trail, TRAIL@YELLVILLE.NET

Posted September 10, 2003
RHOF: While on the internet this evening, I came across stories about Ray Smith. Ray married my first cousin, Lillie Mae, who was named after my grandmother, Lillie Mae Spears. Lillie Mae's mother, Dorothy, was my father's oldest sister. Ray was a wonderful man, generous, and loving, and so so talented. When we were little we used to attend his "play parties" locally. He would also come down to our house and play guitars with my dad.  I babysat Little Ray and Sheila while Ray and Lillie Mae made their first trips to Canada. I would style Lillie Mae's hair, rise it in beer, so it would shine and shine for Ray.  When they would get back to Paducah after their gigs and/or trips, Ray would come in the house, pick me up and swing me around and around. I loved him so much. Lillie Mae was truly a wonderful person, also.   She was so beautiful. After they went to Canada to live, I was not around them but a couple of times. But all of those years they were here, I have only fond memories of both of them. Thank you for allowing me to share this with you. Jeanie Spears Stone - djs-01@wk.net

Posted September 9, 2003
Catch Deke Dickerson & the Ecco-phonics in a very, special performance this Thursday Sept 11th at 8 PM at Rubber Soul Records in Ypsilanti Michigan. Deke & band will perform a full concert with special guests: 12-year old rockabilly guitar sensation Carl Bradychok and DJ Del Villareal broadcasting live on Classic Country WSDS radio. Tickets are $7 at the door. Space is limited, call 734.483.8834 to reserve tickets or visit www.rubbersoulmusic.com for more info. Rubber Soul is at 115 W. Michigan Ave in downtown Ypsilanti. This is going to a unique, special event. Don't MISS IT! Robert - sales@rubbersoulmusic.com

Posted September 9, 2003
Dear Bob, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, for taking the time to listen to my story. I have met some wonderful folks via e-mail though your site. I think I'll call myself "THE ROCK-A_BILLY- BABY". I was always the baby in the band. Now, that I've had time to reflect I was 8 years old & would work all day for my dad @ his Texaco station, whatever I made it was spent @ the record store. The 1st 45 I bought was" I Got a Woman" by Elvis, Then Gene Vincent. I loved the echo chamber & the feeling these cats were putting out. Elvis used to come to Bradenton all the time, one of my best friends at school was Paul Morgan, his mother Gladys was Elvis' dad's sister. He asked my dad if he could park his caddy on my Dad's grease rack overnight and Daddy said sure son, he was touring with Hank Snow, and they were playing the Ft. Homer Hesterly Armory in Tampa the next day. Elvis was teasing Paul & I about girls & we told him we loved baseball, Elvis said, that'll change in a few years. He was right.
           He was the "coolest". One thing I remember, is that his hair was sandy brown color (not black). I thought he was a movie star. About 6 mo. later, I was telling everybody I knew him ( well kinda). Daddy said, he came and got his car the next day and gave Daddy $20.00 - which back then was probably like 2 or 300 these days. Daddy asked Gladys all about him , she said, "Al that's the one that cut a record and now he's touring with Hank Snow. Well he did this a few more times he must have really played in Fl. a lot that year. In the Bradenton Herald, our local paper there would be little captions like"sorry girls he just left". I didn't mean to get carried away, but I was thinking how ironic that 7or 8 rears later I played with one of his stable mates on "SUN" records Charlie Rich, and all the things that I learned from Charlie, and the whole RAB scene opened the door for THE BEATLE INVASION - when I found out what big fans they were of Carl Perkins, Little Richard, that cinched the British invasion for me. I told Daddy I'll sell a million records before I'm 20, and he would humble me right on down. Lo and behold I did it via "Spooky". This guy told me the odds of a 19 yr. old kid from little Bradenton, Fl. were astronomical to accomplish that goal. I am a Christian, and I give The Good Lord all the credit, and I was blessed by a host of kind great musicians that taught me Rock-a-billy,  and my 1st & Last True Love, is RAB-now and forever! Mack Doss - doss1@hotmail.com

Posted September 8, 2003
Hello all. Have you heard of the great band The Crazy Caps? as you must already know us! we will always play and love Gene music for ever and ever! We grew up in the sixtees in Germany (Reutlingen) and French schools. Strange you may think, but so much memory of these days!!!! And Rock and Roll and Gene, Elvis, Duane Eddy etc. were the beginning of The Crazy Caps! The Crazy Caps started in 1978 in sunny south of France near St Tropez. Some of you probably recognised the name I am sure of that! We played big concerts in many places in the 1980s then in Port Grimaud (South of France) between 1984 and 1987 and now (in England). We were singing some beautiful songs from Gene almost like he would or the Crazycaps would do!! We played once at the Golf Druot in Paris in Paris in 1981, just like Gene would perform in the sixtees. We had to do that of course! Rock and roll is here for ever and we will continue like Gene would have done! We have a new cd coming soon in October! If you want more infos about the Crazy Caps. please email at crazycaps2@aol.com

Posted September 7, 2003
Greetings from Florida! I am looking for a buyer for Speedy West's Standel amplifier. Please see the Standel website for details. I represent Gene Allen (western swing legend himself) who recently acquired the amp, and has contracted me to market it. We will auction it on the web if no suitable response comes soon. Please contact me at once if you have any interest in this incredible piece of music history!! Gene Owen, Lakeland, Fl. - mercedeslakeland@aol.com

Posted September 7, 2003
i need help , i just got in to rockabilly style but i want to know more about it, could any betty help me let know atogtrouble69@yahoo.com thanks!!! lisa

Posted September 7, 2003
Hey anybody on here from Alabama? I live in Cullman and I'm lookin' for a new bass player for my band "The Devastators". We play a mix of Rockabilly, Reggae, Ska, Punk, Soul, Ect. my e-mail is: thedevastators00@aol.com Long live Rock N Roll!

Posted September 6, 2003
Hello Johnny Horton Fans, I am writing from Windsor, Ontario, Canada with something to share and maybe a fan can help me. I have this awesome Canadian only pressing of Johnny's classic 'Sink The Bismarck' in my record collection. Sink The Bismarck - Side 2 - Conklin's Famous Travelling Concert Organ - Gladiators March Canada, "Souvenir of the Fair" Columbia Special Products C-296. The picture is totally different from the USA 7". This is a black drawing of the Bismarck with 'Johnny Horton' printed in letters that resemble rivitted steel plates and it has "Souvenir of the Fair" printed on the front cover. I don't know much about this pressing. Maybe a fan who has an idea what this is can drop me a line at: musicmaniacs@cogeco.ca - Thanks for your help, Roger :-)

Posted September 6, 2003
well ... although i am not american but i feel the most native american when i listen to my top rockabilly hero of the late fifties. Although i am young i always go to bill haley's beautiful tunes and wonderful rythm to reel and rock. If one day we forget the names oof the american presidents one thing i am very sure about is that we can never forget that beautiful name that gentleman that king of rock'n'roll.I always rock around the clock when i listen to R.O.C.K....god bless you all. cheritiahcen@yahoo.fr

Posted September 5, 2003
Hi. God bless you. I am not american but i always feel the most native american hero when i listen to JOHNNY CASH, HANK WILLIAMS, BILLY MONROE or even to CARL PERKINS. I am a young algerian man. I always go back to my best top country and rockabilly american idols of the late fifties to smell that beautiful romance and to reel my heartwith that wonderful rythm. When i was a baby kid i got familiar with that american english. Later i got a university degree thanks to my country and western top heroes.I would like to thank you very much because the american coutry and rockabilly songs always make me believe that THE AMERICAN DREAM exists. I would like to thank all the family of CHARLIE FEATHERS and especially MRS WANDA FEATHERS. We can forget the names of the american presidents one day but we can never forget the name of a great hero ... CHARLIE FEATHERS. . GOD BLESS YOU ALL ... hace cheriti - cheritiahcen@yahoo.fr

Posted September 5, 2003
Two days in advance of SEPT 7 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BUDDY HOLLY!!!!! Mike Bell - tx.mike@sbcglobal.net

Posted September 5, 2003
Free house party band. buffalo, niagra falls, cleveland. pittsburg, boston, hartford. Contact: broncorz@aol.com

Posted September 3, 2003
i have been trying to locate the lyrics and music for the song "Surround Me with Love" i am not sure who the original artist is, i just remember hearing it growing up. if anyone has them or knows where i might find them i would greatly appreciate it. thanks, sherri - good_sher@hotmail.com

Posted September 3, 2003
Thought you all might like to see this - Looks like a pretty cool magazine, although it's in German. http://www.rockinfifties.de/Magazine. Roc LaRue - ralarue@gapac.com

Posted September 3, 2003
well it's one for rockabilly. Thanks to eddy cochran, bill haley, jerry lee lewis, gene vincent, carl perkins, hank williams, chuck berry, charlie feathers, waylon jennings, johnny cash ... i mastered my american english. Now i hold a university degree in english. Although i live in ALGERIA, rockabilly was and sis still my best music. Well i am a handsome tall man, i am 37 years old i can sing and dance to the rythm of my top rockabilly idols of the late fifties. My country is a JAIL HOUSE ROCK, i have my BLUE SUEDE SHOES, i wanna ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK in the united states and i need your help ... GOD BLESS YOU - cheritiahcen@yahoo.fr

Posted September 2, 2003
Thank you for the mention of Razzy producing 9,999,999 Tears. He also wrote this award winning song. We appreciate your comments. Faye Bright-Bailey, Razzy Bailey, Mngmt Razzy's Hit House (Recording Studio) co-owner - RazzyBaileyEnt@hotmail.com

Posted September 2, 2003
i wanna listen to some mp3 rockabilly songs of carl lee perkins and hank williams. god bless you. acen - cheritiahcen@yahoo.fr

Posted September 2, 2003
MY 13 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WANTS GERRY MCGEE'S "BORN IN LOUISIANA" CD OR TAPE. WHERE CAN WE PURCHASE IT? STEVE - PARTSPULLER@AOL.COM

Posted September 1, 2003
Thanks to all the Rockers that responded to my letter last Sun. Nt., Butch I have lost everyone of the addreses I had in Mack Doss1@msn; so here is another address up top. I have several pictures I can send everyone that I can.These are photo's of me & BO Diddley, Dickie Betts, etc.FRom 10/20/2000, I was fortunate enough to be inducted by THE STATE OF FLORIDA into "THE FL> Rock Legends", in Tally, Fl. The exhibit was called "Follow that Dream" I loaned the museum my 67' Telecaster, the one I played "Spooky" on. And I got to back up Charlie Rich, some people have forgotten that he was Rock-a-Billy with "Lonely Weekends" Along with Jerry Lee, Conway,and Roy Orbison, Charlie wrote a lot of Jerry Lee"s songs "Who will the next fool be" & Roy wrote "Claudette" for the Everly Bros. in the 50's! Matter of fact I have that demo around here somewhere that he made for Don & Phi l... It was Just Roy & his guitar & right in the middle he messed up on something, stops the song as say's OH CRAP! and then finishes the demo.It was really funny. Thanks for letting me ramble on.! I know that God loves Rock-a-billy hearts, because they are loyal. Sincerely, Mack Doss [mack714doss@yahoo.com]

Posted September 1, 2003
Hello Rock-it Radio Listeners, We have 4 more new shows in our archives here at Rock-it Radio since our last message. They are shows #752 to #755. I hope those listener's in the States are enjoying a great Labor Day 3 Day weekend ... and for all we have some great new oldies shows for you to help you enjoy it as well. Remember to hear these shows you need two things ... a real media player which many computers today are already built in. If you don't e mail me here at the station and I will tell you how to get a free copy. And go to our archives page at: http://www.palmsradio.com/rockittext.htm - And then click to the title of the show you wish to listen to. Ok well with no further delay here are the new shows offered this week on Rock-it Radio. rockitradio@aol.com

Posted September 1, 2003
Hi. Man, I love this site! Can anybody tell me how to get in touch with Jamie James of the Kingbees??? Thanks, Ray - bevclark@sk.sympatico.ca