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The Death of Hètten Dès...

Lately things have been very unstable in the Hètten Dès ranks. Due to some differences between the different members of the band we have decided to quit. Or at least for while. We don't know yet what the future will bring, but it's definitely no use continuing the same way we have been doin' things in the past.

So, as for now, we hope we were able to give each and every one of you a good time every once in a while, and we certainly look back with pride and a very good feeling about the things we did, as we have accomplished more than we'd hoped for when we started this band.

What's gonna become  ... continue reading

Added : 3/1/2006
Link Wray Died!
The Danish Newspaper POLITIKIN.DK (http://politiken.dk/VisArtikel.iasp?PageID=408895) mentioned on the 18th that Link Wray Died at the age of 76. Since the article is in Danish I can’t make much out of it.

The music of the “Godfather of Powerchords” was (and still is) a big influence to many bands around and although he probably will be remembered by the masses for his one massive hit ‘The Rumble’ his spirit will live on forever.

Pet Towsend from the Who once said “He is the King; if it hadn't been for Rumble,
I would have never picked up a guitar.”, while Neil Young claims that if he could go back in time it would be  ... continue reading

Added : 20/11/2005
Barbara Pittman died
Rockabilly singer Barbara Pittman left us at age 67.
She died of heart failure at her Memphis home 29th October. Barbara was also born in Memphis. Her mother was friends with Gladys Presley and Barbara Pittman and Elvis knew each other as children.
When she was 10 or 11, she auditioned for Sun Records. But Sam Phillips told her to come back when she learned how to sing. Later Phillips would be impressed by a demo she cut, "Playing for Keeps," and recorded her first session at Sun in 1956. Other singles followed, including “No Matter Who's to Blame,” “Two Young Fools in Love” and “I'm Getting Better all the  ... continue reading

Added : 7/11/2005
Sonny “Rockin’ Daddy” Fisher died
Sad news! Texas Rockabilly cat, Therman “Sonny” Fisher, died October 8th 2005 at age 73. Sonny Fisher was especially popular in Europe, not only because of his great 50’s recordings (such as “Rockin’ Daddy”, “Sneaky Pete”, “Pink And Black”, “Hold Me Baby”, etc.), but also with his recordings on the French label “Big Beat” with Jacky Chalard.
Fisher was born Nov. 13, 1931, in Chandler. His family later relocated to Tacoma, Washington, but Fisher moved back to Houston,Texas.
His father played guitar and sang cowboy songs. Sonny started his own band, playing  ... continue reading

Added : 21/10/2005

After three false starts in the last eight years from other companies, a Bettie Page movie is finally happening. Killer Films, fully financed by HBO, is working on The Ballad of Bettie Page, starring Gretchen Mol ("Rounders" and "The Thirteenth floor"). Jared Harris will play photographer  ... continue reading

Added : 11/9/2005
Ertvelde 2005
While most are still struggling a major hangover, the first review arrived from our two freelance reporters Johnny and James.
Their review consisted of only one word "GREAT".
James took the hardest part, reviewing the beer.
Lot's of people turned up for the event, nice atmosphere, awesome good music, beautiful cars and girls and the weathergods must love Ertvelde because for one of the very few times this summer, the weather was sunny and warm. The beer was cool, refreshing and lots of it... what a marvellous day for Rockabilly.
As expected our dear beloved "Miss Mary Ann & The Ragtime Wranglers" enchanted the audience with an  ... continue reading

Added : 29/8/2005
Eddie Shuler passes away
Founder and owner of Goldband Records, Eddie Shuler Sr. passed away at age 92, on Saturday in a hospital in Atlanta, GA.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 27th at Johnson's Funeral Home in Lake Charles beginning at 10:00am

Eddie Shuler was born 27 March 1913 in Wrightsboro, Texas. Although born across the border in Texas, Eddie has made his name as an integral part of the Louisiana music scene. He was the founder and owner of the Lake Charles-based record label, Goldband, one of the state's most important record labels. He was the producer of the first Zydeco record, Paper in My Shoe by Boozoo Chavis, in 1942. He also co-wrote  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.purecajun.com/goldband/shuler.htm
Added : 25/7/2005
Big Bayou Bandits
If you like Cajun, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Hillbilly, Tex-Mex, ... Watch out, because they will attack when you least expect it.
Don't say we didn't warn you ... the gators are coming ... soon ...

more info on : http://www.bigbayoubandits.com
Added : 11/7/2005
The Rockabilly Guitar Page – Gear Secrets Of Historic Recordings Revealed
The Rockabilly Guitar Page on the internet offers free insight into what vintage guitars and amps were used on rock’n’roll classics of the fifties and how to re-create those sounds with modern gear on a budget.

It used to be a frustrating experience for any modern day guitarist to try to re-create the great sounds of those historic rockabilly recordings we all love so much with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry and others.

Not only was the information about the recording sessions hard to find, but if you did get lucky you hardly had a chance to figure out how to re-create those sounds with affordable modern day equipment.

Vince  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.the-jime.dk/rockabilly_guitar.htm
mail to : RockabillyGuitar@the-jime.dk
Added : 8/7/2005
Big Al Downing has passed away
I regret to inform you that Big Al Downing passed away on July 4th, 2005 at approx. 6:45pm. (He had recently been diagnosed with Leukemia). Big Al's music and warm personality shall surely live on forever!
I saw Big Al Downing (about 10) years ago in Hemsby where he made a great impression, not only with rockabilly songs like "Down On The Farm", but also with his great vocals and piano playing on 50's crooners.


more info on : http://www.aldowning.com/
Added : 5/7/2005
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