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The Fifty Foot Combo - Caffeine ( re-release)
From Drunkabilly Records & The Fifty Foot Combo, comes the word that the 2002 Album Caffeine is available again. The 2002 album was quickly sold out, but by high demand a re-release is offered this summer. Recently the Belgian commercial tv-channel VT4 uses some songs from this album on their reports about the World Championship Football in Germany, ofcourse you can’t blame the band for that !

Check out www.drunkabilly.com and order your copy there

Mr Blue Boogie

more info on : http://www.drunkabilly.com
Added : 21/6/2006
The Blue Moon Riders - Looking for Gigs

We are looking for some gig possibilities all over Germany,...and maybe somewhere else;).
So, if somebody knows anything about some gig possibilities , please let us know.

Thanks a lot!!


more info on : http://www.myspace.com/thebluemoonriders
Added : 20/6/2006
Red Hot & Blue Rockabilly Weekend 2006 - Line up
So far here's the line up (there are still bands tbc)
for the 2nd edition of the RHB 2006

Thursday Oct 5th
The Cockroaches,
+ another band TBC

Friday Oct 6th
Jerry King & the Rivertown Ramblers,
The Alley Dukes
Old Line Skiffle Combo
Eddie Clendening

Saturday Oct 7th
Real Gone,
Marti Brom
Arsen Roulette & the Drugstore Romeo's
The Barnshakers
The Crazy Rhythm Daddies

Sunday Oct 8th
Bloodshot Bill,
The Raging Teen
The Devil's Hot Rod

Also featuring top international DJ's for your jiving,
bopping and strolling pleasure!
DJ Custom  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.rockabillyjam.com
Added : 20/6/2006
Billy Preston - RIP
Billy Preston
(From Wikipedia)

Born: September 9, 1946 - Houston, Texas
Died: June 6, 2006 - Scottsdale, Arizona

Billy Preston (September 9, 1946 June 6, 2006) was an American soul musician from Houston, Texas, raised mostly in Los Angeles, California. He began playing piano while sitting on his mother's lap at age three. Preston collaborated with some of the greatest names in the music industry, including the Beatles, Sam Cooke, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eric Clapton, Sammy Davis Jr., Sly Stone, Aretha Franklin, George Harrison, the Jackson 5, Quincy Jones, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones. He was the only non-Beatle  ... continue reading

Added : 19/6/2006
Johnny Grande - RIP
Johnny Grande (born January 14, 1930 in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; died. June 2, 2006 in Clarksville, Tennessee) played piano and accordion with Bill Haley and the Saddlemen, later known as Bill Haley & His Comets, from 1949 to 1963. He was one of the musicians involved in the classic 1954 recording of "Rock Around the Clock". One of his jobs was to keep track of musical arrangements for the group as he was one of the only members who actually read music. Although primarily a piano player, Grande performed on accordion during most live shows as it was easier to transport than a piano, plus the hand-held instrument allowed him to participate  ... continue reading

Added : 19/6/2006
Rhumba Kings - Update
As most of you know by now, Mark Spreckley and Patrick Ouchene decided not to work together any longer, so Patrick is no longer in the band.
The Rhumba Kings will continue to play with a new fantastic guitarplayer, Thierry Limelette. Check this guy out, he is super!!
Hell yeah, he can play that guitar, he is also a guitar-teacher. On top of that, he is a very nice, down to earth and funny guy.
On his first gig with the The Rhumba Kings yesterday in Kalmthout, he only had very good comments which made the band very proud.
Jean Colling and Mark enjoyed the gig so much because of the good feeling on stage. According to the audience  ... continue reading

Added : 19/6/2006
Hamawé Roots Festival
Great music and atmosphere, last weekend in a small town next to Virton in the Belgium Ardens.
On Saturday night (the night before the festival) we enjoyed a jam session at the organiser’s home. When we heard live Cajun music coming out of the house, we occasionally passed by a few times… The owners were so friendly to let us in. So we could join a small private concert from the Savoy Family Cajun Band (Marc, Ann, Wilson and Joel) and some members of the Straps (which is a talented Belgian Old-Time Country band from that neighbourhood). Later when Marc and Ann Savoy were tired (jetlag), they went to sleep and Jan Schelpe (guitar) and I (Cajun  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.thestraps.be/
Added : 9/6/2006
The planned gig for saturday 01 july in Tiki's Bar Gierle from Kick 'em Jenny has been CANCELLED !

Added : 4/6/2006
Info and details Rockabilly Blast! 2006
Sunday June 25th 2006
Rockabilly Blast! Rockabilly festival
Doors open: 13.oo hrs
Doors closed: 23.30 hrs
All Weather Festival in a big tent

Mad Fred & The Maniacs (NL) (www.maniacsrock.com)
Ronnie Nightingale & The Haydocks (NL)
The Wailin` Elroys (U.S.A.) (www.wailinelroys.com)
Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers (UK) (www.crazycavan.com)
The Slapbacks ( http://www.slapbacks.com )

Record hop DJ Willy Storm and Harrie vd Westerlo

Facilities at the venue; rock ´n roll market, several bars, toilets and food

Location/address:  ... continue reading

Added : 2/6/2006
June 2006 Palo Duro Starts Summer 2006 Buzzing New Releases and Highlights
Palo Duro Records (“Country Music, Texas Spirit”) is in the midst of a rash of releasing and re-releasing records — debut efforts by new artists as well as albums by veterans on its roster of the past few years — as part of its distribution agreement with Fontana and to go the distance for music fans around the globe who can’t get enough of the sound of the Lone Star State.
As always, we look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email us at buzzwire@palodurorecords.com or call (866) PALO-DURO.

The Derailers ,Soldiers of Love
Releasing sixth album, SOLDIERS OF LOVE, June 6; first  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.palodurorecords.com
Added : 2/6/2006
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  • Saturday September 28
  • Eightball Boppers Pompoenendag

  • Sunday October 6
  • The Kingshakes (UK) (Live Rockabilly cafe Wilhelmina)

  • Saturday October 12
  • The Billygoat Riders

  • Turnhout Rootsnight #10

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  • Big Bayou Bandits

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  • The Billygoat Riders

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  • The Wheelgrinders (Canada) (Live Rockabilly cafe Wilhelmina Eindhoven)

  • Sunday November 10
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  • The Billygoat Riders

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