Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Record #0378: The House of Blue Lights / Bell Bottom Boogie – MERRILL MOORE

Capitol F2574 (original) USA, Sep. 1953
Words & Music bySide AFreddie Slack, Don Raye; Side B –  Merrill Moore, Lee Ross, John Stokes
Musicians: Merrill Moore (vocals and piano), Jimmie Widener (rhythm guitar), Jack Carpenter (steel guitar), Monty Gibson (bass), Johnny Stokes (drums), Johnny Dushel (tiple)
Recording sessions: Produced by Ken Nelson at Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA, Jul. 16, 1953
Highest chart positions:  unknown

One can truly hear many root elements of rockabilly and rock'n'roll music here. Moore has a bit of Western Swing and Boogie-Woogie seasoned with a dash of R&B in this one. It's easy to imagine a young Jerry Lee Lewis listening to this stuff and getting influenced by it.

List price:  Not listed in Golmine catalog. These go for $20-$40 in eBay.

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