Saturday, November 23, 2013

Record #0519: Teenage Boogie / I'm Really Glad You Hurt Me – WEBB PIERCE

Decca 9-30045 (original) USA, Sep. 1956
Words & Music bySide AWebb Pierce; Side B – Pierce
Musicians: Webb Pierce (vocals), Hank Garland (guitar), Harold Bradley (guitar), Sonny Burnette (steel guitar), Lightnin' Chance (bass), Dale Potter (fiddle), Tommy Jackson (fiddle), Jack Kay (fiddle), Buddy Harman (drums)
Recording sessions: Owen Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN, Aug. 12, 1956
Highest chart positions:  US Country #10 (both sides)

As Elvis was becoming a huge star, many country artists also tuned their style towards rockabilly; some more, some less. Pierce was in the latter group. He released a couple of singles where he tried the new style out, and this was one of them. While "Teenage Boogie" still sounds a lot like western swing, I guess it can be categorized as rockabilly already.

The song was covered by quite a many bands during the European rockabilly revival of the late 70's and early 80's.

The flip-side is 100% pure country.

List price:  Very Good+ is $20, Near Mint is $40

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