VA – Hillbilly Goes Electric
Rarest Of Rare Country Boogie Vol. 2
CATALOG NO. ALP 10514 RV
LABEL Richard Weize Archives
TRACKS 10 (26:00 min.)
FORMAT 10″ LP • Gatefold cover • Klappcover
The RICHARD WEIZE ARCHIVES continue their series of 10″ albums, and volume two of the country boogie recordings maintains the quality, and perhaps features better known songs. The cowboy singers also had to be heard and amplification of the instruments was replacing the acoustic cowboy sound. The combos had to play louder at Juke Joints to be heard over the often rowdy crowds.
On this volume we introduce Texas Cat Music, which was to become the new direction of hillbilly boogie music. These hepped up cowboys were hitting the groove, and making the groundwork for the birth of rockabilly.
Mark Armstrong, Bühl, Germany, August 2017