Friday, March 24, 2006

Ersel Hickey !

Best remembered for the rockabilly classic "Bluebirds Over the Mountain," singer Ersel Hickey was born June 27, 1934, in Brighton, NY. Inspired by Johnnie Ray, in 1951 Hickey entered a Columbus talent contest and took home top honors, winning $500 and committing himself to a career as a pop singer. After discovering Elvis Presley's landmark Sun recordings, Hickey switched his allegiance to rock & roll and in 1955 cut his debut single, the Fine label effort "Then I'll Be Happy." Epic issued "Bluebirds Over the Mountain" in January of 1958. Despite the label's enthusiasm, the record reached only number 75 on the Billboard pop charts, and would prove Hickey's biggest commercial hit. Later the subject of Bluebirds Over the Mountain, a typically excellent and comprehensive Bear Family retrospective, Hickey died following bladder removal surgery on July 12, 2004.

Ersel Hickey - Bluebirds Over The Mountain
Ersel Hickey - Goin' Down That Road


Los Hitters - Mary Y Juana

Have a yeehaa weekend !


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Rev...
xxx Julie

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


never have understand the greatness of "Bluebird", but b-side "Hangin´Around" is real cool piece of rab. Anyway, nice to see you are back in business again and in good mood!


9:54 AM  
Blogger dickvandyke said...


11:18 AM  
Blogger Ben T. said...

the sendmefile links only take me to a "page will not open" screen after making me wait 15 seconds for the download link.

and if I try to refresh, I get sent to an ebay sign-in page.

please join me in a hearty "yuck foo!" to the people who screwed with your bandwidth..

4:35 PM  
Anonymous IanB said...

Reverend ! Hi, don't worry you are not losing your marbles, I DID "leave the building" however I had a change of heart thanks in no small part to the good wishes sent to me by yourself and others from the blogging fraternity! I hada a rest, a change of template and adopted a slightly less ambitous aprroach to blogging, i.e. ditched two out of three of my blogs! Sorry for not letting you know, although I was sure I included you on an email I sent out ?? Aaah ! senility,a wonderful thing !!

Cheers IanB

7:27 PM  
Blogger Charles Hendrick IV said...

I had some trouble downloading until I whipped out my flashget and it worked! Thought I'd mention that to anyone concerned.
PS- Your music here always makes me happy.

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Edna Million said...

none of the downloads worked. :(

10:43 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Edna Million in a drop dead suit?
Ok sorry folks, the tracks are now available via yousendit (the good and loyal yousendit).
Cheers !

6:43 AM  
Blogger Tuwa said...

First one's gone on a short flight somewhere.

I still haven't tapped out my bandwidth for this month, though it's very close.

I dropped a package in the mail for you today.

6:49 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

aaaaaaaa Thanks Tuwa !

7:36 AM  
Anonymous Edna Million said...

... dutch pink on a downtown train.

you got it. few do.

I even own the .com

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait a minute. Just who the hell's Julie?!!

2:51 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

mmmm I was going to ask the same question.

4:30 PM  
Blogger Tuwa said...


8:45 PM  
Blogger L said...

You probably know by now, but in case you don't, do: Sister Rosetta Tharpe Video on WFMU's Beware of the Blog

3:46 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Thanx L ! & Thanx Tuwa ! (but don't worry, I had a private email of that Julie girl. My God, Mrs Frost is pissed off)

10:30 AM  

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