• Joe Bennett and the Sparkletones: Plain Ol' Cotton - Pickin - Rockabilly - Boppin - Rock Boogie

    Many, many years ago Joe Bennett and three buddies of his got together and formed a band and named it "The Sparkletones". Spartanburg, SC has been know as "Sparkle City" for as far back as I can remember.

    Widmarc & Wendell at the Plastic Cactus Studio

    I have this little friend named "Wendell", you've probably heard of Edgar Burgen's pal "Charlie Mccarthy". My pal is "Wendell". We met awhile back and got to know each pretty good. Have you ever been accused of talking to yourself? If so, then you might understand what it's like having a conversation with "Wendell".

    Dale Hawkins: Swamp Blues Rock 'n' Roll

    Dale Hawkins began his music career when he was 15, working the gaudy rough bossier city nite clubs. where if you didn't know how to take care of yourself you would be found in the alley, behind the club bleeding to death from a knife, whiskey, wine, or beer bottle.

    John D. Loundermilk: The Language of Love

    John D. Loudermilk was born on March 31, 1934 in Durham, NC. He learned to play the guitar at age eight; by the time he was ten he had his own radio show and had begun performing live with the stage name "Johnny Dee" from WTIK in Durham. While in high school he formed his own band "The Pine Toppers." The band broke up after his high school days ended and John began to travel and play in different cities in North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. He had a three piece combo and performed on several tv stations throughtout North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

    100 Songs that Helped Bring Rockabilly into Existence

    These 100 songs that helped bring rockabilly into existence were recorded from 1950 to 1959. When the songs were recorded there was no rockabilly. many of these artist began their careers as country singers. Others had blues roots but had been influenced by country music or their producers or label owners had some type of influence that brought them to understand country music.