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A Bloody Western Mix, Part 3 !!!

It’s ready.
It’s here.
It’s dark.
It’s waitin’ for you.

It’s a bloody western mix, part 3 !!!!

So ride on one more time gringos !

Rev. Frost Presents…A Bloody Western Mix, Part 3 ! (62 :23)
1. Ennio Morricone - Il Mercenario (Ripresa Terza)
2. Johnny Western - The Searchers
3. Hawkshaw Hawkins - Soldier's Joy
4. Frankie laine - Deuces Wild
5. Reverend Frost - County Hell (A Bloody Western Tune)
6. Carlo Rustichelli - The Hill of the Boots
7. Johnny Horton - Joe's Been A-Gittin' There
8. Mac Mc Clintock - The Old Chisholm Trail
9. Peggy Lee - Ghost riders In The Sky
10. Jelly Roll Morton - Stars And Stripes Forever
11. George Jones - Take The Devil Out Of Me
12. The Hellbenders - The Gunman Left Standing
13. Hank Thompson - Wake Up, Irene
14. Luis Bacalov- Parte Quinta
15. Patsy Montana - I'm An Old Cowhand
16. Johnny Cash – Sam Hall
17. Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys - Molly And Tenbrooks
18. The Kingston Trio - Jesse James
19. Ennio Morricone – Titoli
20. Matchbox - Southern Boys

Shout !

A friend asked me last week who wrote ‘Shout !’ – one of my fav song in the whole wide world - and honestly, it’s pretty sad when someone doesn’t know the Isley Bros.
Founded in 1954, the original members were brothers O'Kelly, Jr., Rudolph, Ronald and Vernon Isley, singing just gospel until Vernon's death from a car accident in 1955. After a brief split, the three older brothers reformed as a trio.The Isleys wrote this on the spur of the moment at a Washington, DC, concert in mid-1959. As they performed Jackie Wilson's "Lonely Teardrops," Ronald Isley ad-libbed, "WELLLLLLLLLLL... you know you make me want to SHOUT" and Rudy and O'Kelly joined in on the improvisation. The audience went wild and afterwards, RCA executive Howard Bloom suggested putting it out as their first RCA single. This was never a chart success, but it sold over a million copies and became a Rock and R&B classic!
Btw, The song has its own dance. When The Isleys sing the "…

Blues & Rhythm !

In February of 1952, the Bihari brothers who originated Modern Music Records (later Modern) and also would launch RPM, Meteor, Flair, and Kent labels, started a new label that would concentrate on recording blues tunes from the deep south = Blues & Rhythm Records. Among the original musicians signed to the label are Charles Booker and Brother Bell.
Suddenly in October of 1952 the Biharis decide to shut down Blues & Rhythm Records and concentrate on their Modern and RPM labels.
And so ends the short history of another small independent label !

Charley Booker:
* Charlie's Boogie Woogie *
* Rabbit Blues *

Charley Booker:
* Whole Heap Of Mama *
* If You Feel Froggish *

My Bone's Gonna Rise Again !

I knowed it, knowed it, indeed I knowed it, Sister
I knowed it, knowed it, my bone's gonna rise again.

Dave (McCarn) & Howard (Long), recorded 19 May 1931.
Link : Dave McCarn


(Label: Reverend Frost- man of few words)

Dave & Howard:
* My Bones Gonna Rise Again *
* Serves 'em Fine *

Photographer : MAUD LARSSON

Ray Campi !

Hello y'all, sorry for the lack of posts, but it's a busy week here in South of Hell.
No wait, it's been a busy month too. errr and a busy year. Whatever.
Rockabilly madman Campi was born in New York in 1934 and moved with his family to Austin, TX, at age ten. Campi made his first recordings in 1951, but it wasn't until 1956, when he cut his first single for the small TNT label, that any of them were released. He went on to record for Domino and Dot, and moved to Los Angeles in 1959, where he signed with Colpix. Our good ol’ Ray continued to record into the new millennium, releasing occasional albums on his own label.
Go Ray Go !

Ray Campi:
* You Can't Catch Me *
* My Screamin' Screamin' Mimi *
* The Crossing *

Billy Wright !

Is it important to mention that Billy Wright was a huge influence on Little Richard, Pelvis, James Brown, and the host of Southern Soulmen who came after ?
Well, Billy Wright is one of the blues stylists. Oh yeah.
In 1949 he was discovered by band leader Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams who thought that the young singer had promise.
From his initial recording session came "You Satisfy Me" released by Savoy on #710. It was at this time that Wright befriended an up and coming singer from Macon, Georgia named Richard Penniman. In later years you can hear the resemblance to Wright in Little Richard's early recordings for Peacock Records. Richard also adopted many of Wright's stage mannerisms and his unique "look".
Billy Wright, now often called the "Prince Of The Blues", opens up 1952 with a week at the Apollo Theater in New York and then a week's engagement at Detroit's Flame Show Bar.
He lived his last years in obscurity and passed away on Oc…

Jackie Wilson !

for G.T.

It's Monday !
It's Jackie Time !
Yeah, he began singing at an early age. In his early teens Jackie "Sonny" Wilson formed a quartet, the Ever Ready Gospel Singers Group, which became a popular feature of churches in the area. Jackie wasn't religious, he just loved to sing and the cash came in handy for the cheap wine which he drank from the age of nine. After dropping out of high school, Wilson began performing at local clubs.
He was discovered at a talent show by Johnny Otis in 1951. He was a natural tenor who sang with the graceful control of Sam Cooke and moved with the frenzied dynamism of James Brown. With all the flair and finesse at his disposal, Wilson routinely drove audiences to the brink of hysteria!
He joined Billy Ward and His Dominoes as lead singer in 1953, replacing Clyde McPhatter when the latter left to join the Drifters.
Wilson launched his solo career in 1958 with the singles “Reet Petite” and “To Be Loved,” both written for him by a pre-…