This, That And the Other

DJ Sagebrush

Hillbilly, rockabilly and honky tonk music will be the focus of todays show. "Hillbilly" was first coined in 1925 and - depending on the source, it can be considered as an early form of country music. Much of this music sprung out of the Appalachian region of the U.S. Interestingly enough, Appalachians had never used the word "hillbilly" to describe their own music. By the early to mid 1950's or so, hillbilly music merged into what is known as rockabilly music. The word "rockabilly" refers to a combination of "rock" and "hillbilly". Rock and roll was sparked into action right around this time - Elvis Presley played a key role in the blending of hillbilly and rockabilly - he was known early in his career as the "Hillbilly Cat". Honky Tonk music emerged by the 1930's and vestiges of it remain relatively intact. This style was referred to as hillbilly music when played by musicians in Texas and Oklahoma. The Hank Williams song "Honky Tonkin' - (1947) and The Rolling Stones "Honky Tonk Woman" - (1969) may seem quite different. However, they share the same roots... 



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Wednesday 9/13/2023 @ 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Hoyt Johnson Enie Meanie Minie Mo 1957
Merdell Floyd Jukebox Mama 1960
Jimmy Evans The Joint's Really Jumping 1962
Ray Scott Boppin' Wigwam Willie 1956
Monarchs IV Surge late 1950's (?)
Jerry Dion River of Love 1963
Rex Ellis Bop Hop Jamboree 1953
Retus Blair Lowdown Feeling 1967
Kimball Coburn What a Pretty Girl You Must Have Been 1960
Eddie Bond Here Comes the Train 1965
Jimmy Roby Wait a Little Baby 1957
Harmonica Frank Floyd Rock a Little Baby 1957
Billie High Wondering if You Still Care 1956
Lee Carzle I'm Asking But I'm Not Getting 1957
John Greer and the Rhythm Rockers Got You on my Mind 1951
Tex Dixon Hello Memphis early 1960's (?)
Rex Toran Memphis Rocking late 1950's (?)
Billy King Stormy late 1950's (?)
Chuck Raleigh How Can I Go 1963
Carvis Turney Honky Tonk Ways 1957
Walter Dixon Goodbye She's Gone 1957
Ray Harris Come On Little Mama 1956
Chuck Hensley Tall Man 1963
Larry Kennon Monkey Love 1958
Curly Griffin I've Seen it All 1955