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Brian Setzer on DVD !! Chuck in heaven!!!
Rock and Roll's ultimate revivalist, Brian Setzer takes his swinging big band to Japan for this hot, hot, hot concert in the Land of the Rising Sun. Having led the resurgence of rockabilly in the '80s with his band the Stray Cats, Setzer has turned his muse to swing music and helped to restore this great music to the mainstream of popular music during the '90s and continues into the new millennium. Songs: Hawaii 5-0, This Cat's on a Hot Tin Roof, The Dirty Boogie, Jumpin' East of Java, The Footloose Doll, Drive Like Lightning (Crash Like Thunder), Caravan, Americano, I Won't Stand in Your Way, Mystery Train, Gene and Eddie, Guitar Rag, Sleepwalk,  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/b00005uq8c/blackcatrockabil/002-3151895-5792863
Added : 23/11/2002
Lonnie Donegan, known as the "king of skiffle", has died aged 71.
The Glasgow-born singer was midway through a UK tour after recovering from a heart operation earlier this year and was due to play a concert in Stoke, Staffordshire, on Monday.
The star was with his wife and son when he died in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, on Sunday at about 0230 GMT. He had been complaining of back trouble shortly before he fell ill.

more info on : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/2400229.stm
Added : 4/11/2002
Allthough, there is a Slovenian rockabilly band!!! The Lucky Cupids is their name, rockabilly (and chasin' chicks) is their game. But where the hell is Slovenia? Slovenia is a small European country (the size of two belgian villages) between Austria and Italy. And they DO grow rockabillies over there!!
Andrej, Matevz, Ales and Grega are the living proof!

more info on : http://home.planet.nl/~waand023/muziek/rock/lucky.html
Added : 29/10/2002
Mister Jack Fire, ex-Wild Ones, Belgium's best rockabilly band ever, lives in California for five years now. And sure he's a busy guy!!! Not only does he play with Ronnie Dawson, joe Clay, Slim Jim Phantom, oh no, he's also makin' some projects concerning Hawaiian Jazz. The Resophonics, for example, are one of them. Jack also plays with bill Tapia. Wanna know more about it? Go and check on our website "links".

Added : 17/10/2002
Yep, that's exactly what he did. In the seventies, Joe was a bit out of music and still had a lot of original Sun records at his place. One day, the garbage man, who had a huge quiff, was very lucky to see all those originals in Joe's garbage can. Now, the man owns a big house in Beverly Hills, and Joe???? ... well, he's still touring and gigging to buy those records back!!!!!

Added : 17/10/2002
And this is the proof : check out the Milwaukee 50's Dinner Club programme!!Milwaukee 50's Diner
Via Brescia n1 ( superstrada Milano - Meda )
20039 Varedo (MI)
Tel./fax. 0362.583073 - E-Mail: info@milwaukeediner.it

more info on : http://www.milwaukeediner.it
Added : 15/10/2002
Mr "Busy Bee" Jack Fire
It seems that Jack Fire is applying to become our American reporter. Well, if you ask me he's got the job. It's nice to hear from our fellow countryman. Keep the news (gossip) coming ...

  • "HI Chuck,
    always a plasure for me to be in touch with you..
    now i know i won't be in Belgium before october but i hope i'll be there for your gig. I'm still busy here (with gigs) let's keep in touch, take care...
    ps: the picture is Danny B harvey (13 cats) on guitar, Tim polecat (polecats) vocal, Slim Jim Phantom (Stray cats) on drum and myself on bass at the Cat club (hollywood)
    Jack "

    Keep up the good  ... continue reading

    Added : 14/9/2002
  • Is Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats) still playin'?
    We all know that Brian Setzer is doin' a helluva job with his Orchestra, and that Lee Rocker is slappin' the Blues more than ever, but how about Slim Jim Phantom? After forming "13 Cats" and "The Swing Cats", he started Col. Parker!! It was how most great bands start out a bunch of friends getting together for the sheer fun of it. It helped that Slim owned the Cat Club, a sacred Hollywood haunt on the Sunset Strip. To fill out Thursday nights, Slim invited his Col. Parker friends to headline and what started as weekly gig of banging out garage rock classics, turned out to be the weekly event for most music-minded Los Angelinos.

  • Our  ... continue reading

    Added : 8/9/2002
    Yep, everytime I listen to the albums of belgiums best rockabilly band ever : "The Wild Ones", I always wonder what happened to them after they split! Well, the Billygoat Riders just received an e-mail from Jack Fire, full bass player of The Wild Ones.
    "Since I moved to L.A., I've been very busy backing up rockabilly legends, such as Johnny Powers, Joe Clay, Ronnie Dawson,Polecats, Slim Jim Phantom... But now, I focus on only a few bands."
    So, Jack makes us feel proud to be Belgians too !!! We'll meet him in September, I'll let ya know.

    Added : 15/8/2002
    Little Richard retired
    Rock 'n roll legend LITTLE RICHARD has announced plans to retire after 50 years on the road. The flamboyant veteran, one of the last great original rock heroes says that his current US tour will be his last and that not even a phone-call from the president could make him change his mind. "I've been making music since I was eight years old, and I'm tired now," he said. "I've never taken a vacation. I work every day, year in, year out."
    The star, Ananova reports, plans to retire to his home state of Georgia. "I haven't decided what I'm going to do, but I won't be travelling for rock," he

    Added : 8/8/2002
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