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Roots and Rhythms

Roots and Rhythms
Wednesday April 26th, 2017 with Retro Renny
Meteor Records Hillbilly & Rockabilly Recordings from the Fifties.

Meteor Records was intially started to scout for and record black artists in the Memphis region. In 1954 William Cantrell & Quinton Claunch approached Sam Phillips at Sun Records with a country song they had written. Phillips passed on it and Lester Bihari, the head of Meteor jumped on it. "Daydreamin'" by Bud Deckelmen & The Daydreamers became a mid-South hit. With this success Bihari went on to record hillbilly & rockabilly artists until the label's demise three years later.
DAYDREAMIN’
BUD DECKELMAN with the DAYDREAMERS - The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings - 1954 Meteor Records/2003 Ace Records
BROTHER, THAT’S ALL
RED HADLEY’S WRANGLERS - The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings - 1955 Meteor Records/2003 Ace Records
CAN WE LIVE IT DOWN
BUDDY BAIN, KAY WAYNE, MERLE “RED” TAYLOR with the HAYRIDERS - The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings - 1956 Meteor Records/2003 Ace Records
I’M AS LONELY AS I CAN BE
HAWARD SWORDS with the BLUE LIGHT BOYS - The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings - 1955 Meteor Records/2003 Ace Records
MUCH TOO YOUNG TO LOVE
BARNEY BURCHAM with the DAYDREAMERS - The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings - 1955 Meteor Records/2003 Ace Records
DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT NUTHIN’
MASON DIXON with the REDSKINS - The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings - 1956 Meteor Records/2003 Ace Records
YAKETY YAK
MAC and JAKE with the ESQUIRE TRIO - The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings - 1955 Meteor Records/2003 Ace Records
WOMEN
LENDON SMITH with the JESTERS - The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings - 1956 Meteor Records/2003 Ace Records
DON’T SHOOT ME BABY (I’M NOT READY TO DIE)
BILL BOWEN with the ROCKETS - The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings - 1956 Meteor Records/2003 Ace Records
MAMA’S LITTLE BABY
JUNIOR THOMPSON with the METEORS - The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings - 1956 Meteor Records/2003 Ace Records
GET WITH IT
CHARLIE FEATHERS with JODY & JERRY - Charlie Feathers: Essential Recordings 1954-69 - 1956 Meteor Records/1998 Revenant Records
CHARCOAL SUIT
BRAD SUGGS with the SWINGSTERS - The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings - 1956 Meteor Records/2003 Ace Records
ROCK, ROLL AND RHYTHMS
WAYNE McGINNIS with the SWING TEENS - The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings - 1956 Meteor Records/2003 Ace Records
LATCH ON TO YOUR BABY
JIMMY LAMBRETH with the SAXONS - The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings - 1957 Meteor Records/2003 Ace Records
CHILLY WILLY
MARY EDWARDS with the SAXONS - The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings - 1956 Meteor Records/2003 Ace Records
OH! OH! MAMA
MARY EDWARDS with the SAXONS - The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings - 1956 Meteor Records/2003 Ace Records
FEELING KINDA LONELY
VELVATONES with the MEMPHIS RHYTHM BOYS - The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings - 1957 Meteor Records/2003 Ace Records
GONNA SHUT YOU OFF BABY
JIMMY HAGGETT with the DAYDREAMERS - The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings - 1957 Meteor Records/2003 Ace Records
18 YEAR OLD BLUES
STEVE CARL with the JAGS - The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings - 1957 Meteor Records/2003 Ace Records
CURFEW
STEVE CARL with the JAGS - The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings - 1957 Meteor Records/2003 Ace Records
STONE COLD MAMA
STEVE CARL with the JAGS - The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings - 1983 Buffalo Bop Records/2003 Ace Records
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