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Sunday, 24 May 2015

Kentucky Records !

Jimmie Ballard 
Kentucky Records # 520 - 1952
Tappin' Boogie / Taint Big Enough .

Here we find Jimmie Ballard and some naughty lyrics about tapping that thing and Taint Big Enough ! superb boogie lead guitar punctuates the whole A side song , of course is complimented by some silky steel . Very underrated tune on the Kentucky label. 

Risque lyrics on both sides . 1952 Cincinnati, OH - Buffalo Johnson & His Herd (James “Jimmie” Ballard [vcl/gt + unknown musicians.Producer: Carl J. Burkhardt)
018 TAIN’T BIG ENOUGH Kentucky 4-520 
019 TAPPIN’ BOOGIE 4-520

Bobby Musgrrove 
Kentucky Records # 584 - 1954
Dollar Sign Heart / Be Still My Heart.

In 1954 Kentucky released this lil' beauty by Bobby Musgrove , Born in 1932 . Dollar Sign Heart is nothing to get hot under the collar about, just a really good country Hillbilly mid tempo tune, plenty of steel and searing guitar work and some fine singing by Mr Musgrove. Bobby went on to sign to King Records and dropped the 'Mus' from his surname and was better known through the 60's in country and gospel circles as Bobby Grove.

Joe "Cannonball" Lewis .
Kentucky Records # 574 - 1953
Cold And Lonely Heart / You've Been Honky Tonkin'

Joe never fails to deliver with his records and with the B side he takes it up to 10 and beyond, slap bass, crazy lyrics, uptempo rhythm and searing steel and Lead guitar . This is just a magnificent record and should be right up there with the top hillbilly bop record of all time !

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