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"Matchbox" By CP 23.01.

On this date in 1957, Carl Perkin's iconic "Matchbox", recorded right here Sun Studio, was released as Sun #261 and went on to be covered by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more!
Well I'm sitting here wondering, will a matchbox hold my clothes
Yeah I'm sitting here wondering, will a matchbox hold my clothes
I ain't got no matches, but I got a long way to go
I'm an ol' poor boy and a long way from home
I'm an ol' poor boy and a long way from home
Guess I'll never be happy, eveything I do is wrong, yeah

Well let me be your little dog, 'till your big dog comes
Let me be your little dog, 'till your big dog comes
When the big dog gets here, tell him what this little puppy done
Yeah I'm sitting here wondering, will a matchbox hold my clothes
Yeah I'm sitting here wondering, will a matchbox hold my clothes
I got no matches, got a long way to go
Let 'er go boy, go-go

Rockabilly performer, Cash O'Riley, pleads guilty to failing to pay child support, sings song about time in Jackson County Jail

As the song goes, he was headed to Sandusky without a chance of posting bail.

“They said Tuscola County wants you, son, and Jackson does too,” sings Jackson native and lead singer for the DownRight Daddies, Cash O’Riley.

Legally named David Goodrich, O’Riley, was arrested in November and spent 10 days in the Jackson County Jail for failing to pay more than $34,000 in child support, court records show. The 38-year-old pleaded guilty Jan. 11 to a felony charge of failure to pay the support. Of his jail experience, he wrote the title track on his new album, “Jackson County Jail.”

“Dry my eyes and cancel the times that I failed, but tears won’t get me out of the Jackson County Jail,” he sings.

Efforts this weekend to talk to O’Riley or the press contact listed on his Facebook page were not successful. His family paid $10,500, and a judge allowed his release on Nov. 29, according to court records. Jackson County Circuit Judge Susan Beebe is to sentence him on Feb. 20. If he pays all he owes in the next 11 months, the charge will be dismissed. If he pays enough that his debt totals less than $18,000, the charge will be reduced, court records show. O’Riley was ordered in January 2000 to pay $64 a week for the care of his daughter, now 16, but his court file documents his repeated failures to comply. The latest warrant for his arrest, alleging he owed $31,441, was signed in September.


“Well, lock me up and throw me in…” sings the Americana/rockabilly performer.

“Tell my babies and my mama that I ought to be home soon.”

He told a contributing reporter for the Flint Journal he played the song about his incarceration for his teenage daughter.

“She heard the whole thing and said she liked it a lot. I guess if she goes from Nicki Minaj to liking my music, that’s all right,” O’Riley told the writer, Christina Fuoco Karasinski, earlier this month.

He was to celebrate the release of his new CD with a performance and party on Jan. 12 at The Machine Shop Concert Lounge in Flint. O'Riley told Karasinski he came up with the song’s hook while in jail and the rest of the song flowed from there.

“I kept it the whole experience from the moment I got arrested until I made it to the jail and the way to court and going home,” he said. “I just kind of wrote it out of personal experience, kind of like first-person story.”

He declined to discuss with the writer the reason he went to jail. Court records show, as of 2009, he also owed more than $2,400 in child support for the care of another daughter, born in 2006.


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Rockabilly raza - Mexican-tinged American culture thrives in San Diego’s Latino community

By Alex Zaragoza


retro-alex A custom car for cruising
- Photo by Amanda Suter

“I look like this every single day. It’s mostly about feeling classy and good about yourself,” says Mia Alvarado-Ruffier, a 32-year-old Chicana sitting at South Park’s Whistle Stop Bar for “Sleepwalking,” a lowrider oldies night. Around her, Latino men and women dressed in perfectly pressed jeans and 1940s-style coifs sway to Brenton Wood’s “Oogum Boogum” while sipping on beer.

Her dark, curly hair, parted in the middle, falls down past her shoulders and is adorned with a bright red flower above her right ear. Alvarado-Ruffier’s face is powdered pale with two thin, black brows arched over her eyes. Her lips are colored a dark maroon red, popping out like an old movie star’s.

“Oogum oogum, boogum boogum / boogum now baby you’re castin’ your spell on me.”

Alvarado-Ruffier is part of a subculture within the Latino community that melds Mexican iconography, beliefs and history with classic Americana. She is a Chicana rockabilly.

The subculture isn’t new. Mexican-Americans have been combing pomade through their hair and shimmying to Little Richard since the early days of rock ’n’ roll. But in its modern form, it emerged in the early 2000s, says Nicholas F. Centino, a doctoral candidate at UC Santa Barbara who’s been studying the rockabilly scene within Southern California’s Chicano community.

The look of a Chicano rockabilly is distinct. For men, it’s loose-fit khakis or jeans ironed and cuffed, a pair of clean Converse All-Stars or boots, a crisp plaid shirt buttoned to the neck, hair greased back in a pompadour and arms covered in traditional tattoos and tattoos that honor their Mexican heritage.

The women emulate stars of Mexican and American cinema. They curl their hair into soft victory rolls and wear Bettie Page bangs, never forgetting to add a flower to their ’do. Some wear soft red lipstick and cat-eye makeup; others pencil their brows thin and use tons of black liner and dark lipstick to create a stark, dramatic look. They also stick to a dark palette—tight black dresses and tops and dark-wash, cuffed skinny jeans.

“All those design elements come from the mid-century,” Centino explains. “They have always been present in Chicano culture. If you look at the rockabilly scene worldwide, the people draw from those American icons, like Bettie Page and James Dean. I think with Latinos and Chicanos, we look to our own icons.”

“It’s not Marilyn Monroe or James Dean,” Alvarado-Ruffier says. “They weren’t Chicanos. They weren’t us. Me, as a person, I look up to actors and actresses of the golden era of Mexican cinema, like Katy Jurado. The look is so classic and beautiful and simple.”

That need to appropriate classic Americana and inject Chicano and Latino traditions is prevalent. In a way, the scene stands as a challenge to racism.

“With the attacks in Arizona and the debate on whether Latinos belong or don’t belong, things like rockabilly and the rock ’n’ roll scene help Latinos establish a foothold in American history,” Centino explains. “We, as Chicanos, can prove that we’re a part of American history, especially now that there are so many people that want to deny that.”

That notion’s especially true when it comes to the classic cars rockabilly Latinos cruise in. The bombers, lowriders and hot rods that they customize become an extension of themselves. With each pinstripe, white wall, chrome pipe or Mexican blanket draped on the back seat of their ’50s-era Ford, they join both sides of their cultural identity.

Victor Arreguin runs Los Ilegales car club in Chula Vista. For him, driving a piece of American automobile history and customizing it to reflect his Latino background is the embodiment of the American dream.

“You can’t get any more American than driving an American-made vehicle,” he says. “Cars like those, it’s Americana at its finest. Whether it’s a rockabilly guy or a cholo driving it, I think it’s a beautiful thing.”

Chuck Terror, a DJ and promoter in the Chicano rockabilly scene who organized rockabilly shows at National City’s Café La Maze for years, agrees.

“You build a car, you customize it, you want to make that car represent you and your character,” he says. “You have to have the old-school Mexican blanket in the back. I remember my dad had one and I always thought it was the coolest thing. You want to have something that represents the Latino culture.”

The cars and the rock ’n’ roll prevalent in the scene are usually attributed to upbringing. Talk to any Latino rockabilly kid and he’ll wax nostalgic about listening to oldies with family, seeing old photographs of grandparents and wanting to emulate their style or working on classic cars with his dad and grandfather. A shared personal history unites them and seems to have ignited an interest in this subculture.

Oddly, the same goes for Irishman Reb Kennedy, founder of Wild Records, a Los Angeles-based rockabilly label made up of mostly Chicano and Latino acts. Twenty out of the 23 artists Kennedy’s signed are Latino. Among them are Pachuco Jose y Los Diamantes, Gizzelle, Luis & The Wildfires and Omar & The Stringpoppers.

“The Irish and Mexican cultures are both family-oriented, which means you grow up with music,” Kennedy explains. “Music is very dominant in Hispanic culture. We have the best of America’s young Hispanic rock ’n’ roll talent. They have a sound that’s full of aggression, energy and soul, and it’s because of who they are and the culture they come from. “

Through Wild Records, Kennedy hopes to give young Latinos some rock ’n’ roll idols.

“There are probably 10 acts from ’50s ever that the young Hispanic kids can look to as heroes,” he says. “We have developed worldwide a Hispanic rock ’n’ roll scene for them to look to.”

Latino rockabillies will continue to have a presence at car shows, major events like Viva Las Vegas and Long Beach’s Iron-N-Ink Festival and anywhere else old-school rock ’n’ roll is played, paying homage to their Latino roots and making their mark in America.


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Psycho Carnival 2013 Brazil Line Up

Sexta feira . 08/Fev - Festa do Esquenta:
THE MONSTERS (Swi) – 01:15hs / 02:45hs
HILLBILLY RAWHIDE (Cwb) – 23:40hs / 24:40hs
BROWN VAMPIRE CATZ . (Ldna) – 22:40hs / 23:20hs
MYSTERY TRIO . (Cwb) – 21:45hs / 22:25hs
CWBILLYS  (Cwb) – 21:00hs / 21:30hs
MOVIE STAR TRASH (Cwb) – 20:15hs / 20:45hs

Sabado . 09/Fev – Psycho Carnival:
FRANTIC FLINTSTONES (UK/Ger) – 01:15hs / 02:45hs
SICK SICK SINNERS (Cwb/Roça) – 23:40hs / 24:40hs
CRAZY HORSES (Cwb/Ldna) – 22:40hs / 23:20hs
ATOMIC ROTORS (Fra) – 21:45hs / 22:25hs
BAD MOTORS (Sor) – 21:00hs / 21:30hs
DIABLO FUCK SHOW (Rs) – 20:15hs / 20:45hs Pré Party :
Pré party – REVEREND BEAT MAN – 19:00hs / 19:45hs

Domingo . 10/Fev – Psycho Carnival:
OVOS PRESLEY (Cwb) – 01:15hs / 02:45hs
THE SWAMPYS (Bel) – 23:40hs / 24:40hs
AS DIABATZ (Cwb) – 22:40hs / 23:20hs
LOS PRIMITIVOS (Arg) – 21:45hs / 22:25hs
THE KRENTS (Sp) – 21:00hs / 21:30hs 99
NOIZAGAIN (Cwb/Roça) – 20:15hs / 20:45hs
Pré party - OS CERVEJAS (Cwb) – 19:00hs / 19:45hs

Segunda . 11/Fev – Psycho Carnival:
DEMENTED ARE GO (UK/Hol) – 01:15hs / 02:45hs
KRAPPULAS (Cwb) – 23:40hs / 24:40hs
MULLET MONSTER MAFIA (Linda Pira) – 22:40hs / 23:20hs
SKIZOYDS (Sta Izabel/Sp) – 21:45hs / 22:25hs
BILLYS BASTARDOS (Ldna) – 21:00hs / 21:30hs
THE PORRES (Sp) – 20:15hs / 20:45hs
Pré party - O LENDÁRIO CHUCROBILLYMAN  - 19:00hs / 19:45hs


Screamin' Festival 2013




Belgrade Rockabilly Radio - Saturday Night DJ Guest

TONIGHT FROM 20h 'till 22h DJ Guest on Belgrade Rockabilly Radio is Croatian SUN56 !!!

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Levon Helm Studios Announces Special Rockabilly Ramble

Levon Helm Studios have announced Jimmy Vivino Presents: “A Rockabilly Rumble at The Ramble” featuring Lee Rocker, Anton Fig and special guest Robert Gordon. The special rockabilly Ramble will take place at Levon Helm Studios on February 9.The show will begin at 8pm, with gates opening at 7pm. Tickets are priced from $50-$85 and can be purchased here.

Vivino is the current Music Director for the late night CONAN show on TBS. He is also a founding member of The Fab Faux and The Levon Helm Band. Rocker played upright bass in the rockabilly revival group The Stray Cats, a band that was inspired by legendary rockabilly singer Robert Gordon, who will also appear at the Ramble. Fig has been the drummer for the Late Night with David Letterman house band since 1986.

Jimmy Vivino Presents: “A Rockabilly Rumble at The Ramble” will be the second Ramble of 2013. As previously reported, Robert Earl Keen will join the Dirt Farmer Band and The Midnight Ramble Band at Levon Helm studios on January 26 for the first Ramble of the year.

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A little bit about Dale Rocka And The Volcanoes

Down in Sicily,in the deeprest south of Italy,there's a bunch of guys between 25 and 30 years old who play rockabilly music with passion.

They've been knowing each other since a longtime but they got together as a band in the beginning of 1998.Each one of them has previous musical experience, from doo wop (the singer Dale Rocka was a member of the SILVER TRIO now split up) to bluegrass and straight rockabilly,all of them have been inside the rockin scene for 10 years at least so it means more than 40 years spent rockin and rollin.

Their majors influence are the rockabilly heroes of the 50' either famous or unknown as Warren Smith, Bob Luman,Lee Williams to name just a few. Living close to the highest volcano of Europe ,the Etna, they named the band DALE ROCKA & THE VOLCANOS and in the spring of the 1998 they started to play gigs all over Sicily.As 1998 became 1999 the group made it's first appearance outside Sicily playing few gigs around Paris and taking the opportunity to also record a few tracks for the new french DOGHOUSE label released in split E.P. with the combo RUBY ANN & THE BOPPIN BOOZERS.Of the two originals primitive rockabilly songs on the E.P. YOU GET ALONE I'VE GOT THE BLUES and WHEN I LEFT YOU it's surely the first that has been noticed by european DJ's who spinned it in the biggest rock'n'roll clubs all around the continent.

Dale Rocka & the Volcanoes have previously recorded for Doghouse, Tail, Impero and lately Sleazy Records. All of their recordings so far came out on 45 rpm vinyl records: while their first records “You Get Alone, I’ve Got The Blues” and “You Keep My Love Handy” are long time sold out now and sought after by record colllectors, the last one, “Hot Rockin’ Baby” is getting plenty of positive reviews from music magazines and feedbacks from fans. The release of a full album by Dale Rocka & the Volcanoes is likely in the near future, and until then watch out for their live gigs when they come around your town!

MASSIMO ROCCA (vocals,rhithm guitar)
VINCENZO MANNINO (lead guitar)
LUCA CIRIACONO (double bass)

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Richard Hawley's Rockabilly Radio Show on BBC

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Richard Hawley celebrates the sound of a genre close to his heart, delving into his own vast collection of vinyl records to celebrate rockabilly's inspirations including R&B, country, blues, hillbilly, honky tonk and rock & roll.

Amongst the artists he features are: Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio, Carl Perkins, Big Mama Thornton, Elvis Presley, Dale Hawkins, Webb Pierce, Roy Orbison, Warren Smith, The Collins Kids and Charlie Rich.

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