The Return Of Friday Night Is Rockabilly Night 72

Last week’s rockabilly post got clobbered by the DMCA, which I thought was a bit odd for a song released back in 1956.

Tonight’s offering is from Charlie Feathers, a man who played rockabilly though this one is more hillbilly blues. The kind of low key song you can stick on the end of a mixtape after building up to dancefloor madness beforehand.

It’s Just That Song

The Return Of Friday Night Is Rockabilly Night 71

September- always a depressing thought. I don’t mind Autumn as such but the end of summer, back to school, onset of darker evenings, the thought that the next real holiday is Christmas.

Here’s some rockabilly from Eddie Zack from 1955 to shake the blues away.

I’m Gonna Roll And Rock

The Return Of Friday Night Is Rockabilly Night 70

Onie Wheeler from 1956 with a country fiddle tinged rockabilly tune for your Friday night enjoyment along with some Teddy boys and girls from 1950s London.

A Booger Gonna Getcha

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The return of The Cramps to Friday evening. I’ve been playing a compilation of their early stuff, File Under Sacred Music 1978-81, a lot this week – the cd version not the box set of 7″ singles, which costs an eye watering £70- and there really is nothing like early Cramps. Rockabilly mating with punk. Love it all (although this song isn’t actually on File Under Sacred Music).

Tear It Up

The picture is from a series of photographs taken by a young Ken Russell of Teddy boys and girls in bomb sites in London in the 1950s. Stunning set of pictures. Which leads me onto… London 2012.

In a volte face that’s quite surprised me, after months of detached cynicism, I’m looking forward to the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics tonight. The year-long build up has bugged me, the corporateness is revolting (people being warned not to wear branded clothing that will clash with official sponsors), the torch relay (showing the best inspirational people we have to offer; Jedward and Will.I.Am) but over the last few days I’ve begun to look forward to it. Just hope Danny Boyle’s remembered to include a pound shop, an out of town retail park and a tanning salon in this evening’s show.