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THE REAL SOUND OF MUSIC IS ON... 45's
Artists featured on the 'B' pages will range from B. BUMBLE & The Stingers to JERRY BYRNE.

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B Bumble & The Stingers

B. Bumble & The Stingers - HMV 7EGF 666

HAROLD BAILEY on GIRA

Harold Bailey & The Country Drifters - Gira 030

MORRIS BAILEY

Morris Bailey & The Thomas Boys - Bailey Records 500

RAMBLIN' RED BAILEY on PEACH

Ramblin' Red Bailey - Peach EP-500

WILLIE BAILEY on LOADSTONE

Willie Bailey - Loadstone 1616

EARL BALL on PARTHENON

Earl Ball - Parthenon PAR 101/102

THE BAND WITHOUT A NAME on TOWER

The Band Without A Name - Tower 246

DELBERT BARKER on GATEWAY

Delbert Barker - Gateway 9016

Houston Barks on Buck & Sunny

Houston Barks - Buck & Sunny 101

JIM BARNETT on LAVENDER

Jim Barnett - Lavender 1454

BILLY BOWMAN on DECCA

BILLY BOWMAN Steel Guitar Player

Billy Bowman - Decca 9-30195
Billy's Bounce (101081) - New Roadside Rag (101084)

Billy Bowman was the steel guitar player in Bob Wills's Texas Playboys for the best part of 1950 and then again, from 1953 to 1956, after a stint in the army. His clear, light touch on his non-pedal steel can be heard to great advantage on such MGM tracks as 'Jolie Blond Likes To Boogie', 'Bottle Baby Boogie', 'St-Louis Blues', 'Cadillac In Model A' and, of course, his own 'B. Bowman Hop'.
In issue #4 of 'Steel guitarist' (January 1980), Ralph Sheets wrote that
'his musical ideas were somewhat more advanced than Herb Remington's, though less 'jazzy' than Joaquin Murphy's'.
After he left Wills, Billy cut two instrumental singles for Decca, most notably the one coupling 'New Roadside Rag' with his composition, 'Billy's Bounce'. And swing, it does ! Bowman has his own motifs and plays with considerable drive. Both tracks also feature splendid guitar, piano & fiddle parts - as one would expect from the seasoned Western Swing musicians who accompany him.
His other Decca '45 coupled 'Midnight in Old Amarillo' with 'Coquette' (#30477). Both discs released in 1957.
Like just about all Deccas, promo or not, the matrix # are stamped in the dead wax.
Like Murphy and others as well, Billy later switched to pedals.

Wayne Busby

Wayne Busby - Empire 506

JERRY BYRNE on SPECIALTY

Jerry Byrne - Specialty 635

© Paul Vidal * Privas, France


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THE BIG V JAMBOREE - CONTENTS