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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Deep Cuts From Bloggy's Vault: Rock-A-Billy

Rockabilly Kings: Charlie Feathers and Mac Curtis
Any fan of the Cramps or Tarantino's Kill Bill series has gotten a musical introduction to some of rock 'n roll's unknown bad boys. Charlie Feathers worked with Elvis on his first Sun Records demos including That's All Right and Blue Moon Over Kentucky. His haunted version of Can't Hardly Stand It became a raging, grinding standard of the Cramps song book. He passed away in 1998, as a Rock-A-Billy Hall of Famer, after a long and successfull recording career.

Mac Curtis, also in the Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame, recorded on King Records in the late fifties, and later was a radio dj in South Korea during his stint in the Army, although not widely known, his One Hand Loose and If I Had Me A Woman are both rollicking songs with a "rock 'n rhythm" beat.

Charlie Feathers - Can't Hardly Stand It.mp3
Mac Curtis - If I Had Me A Woman.mp3

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