Tuesday, 24 August 2010

PEACH RECORDS 597

PEACH RECORDS 597
Box 111, Jefferson, GA
Nov 56  (BMI clearance on 11th Jan 57)
LEON HOLMES and his Georgia Ramblers
LEON HOLMES and JOHNNY GARRISON and the Georgia Ramblers
45-597-A - She's My Baby
(Leon Holmes)   (Starrite BMI)
45-597-B - You're Not Mine At All
(Leon Holmes)   (Starrite BMI)


Possibly one of my favourite discs in this series. Great stop-start vocals through the verses with a nice hint of rock-a-billy mumbling through the choruses! But it's the guitar breaks that have always grabbed my attention (for obvious reasons I guess). Slightly understated with a smattering of Carl Perkins with a lovely cascade of notes at the end. It sounds to me that right at the end of the song, the guitarist must hit his pick-up switch by accident as the tone changes slightly. I could probably listen to this all day and not get bored. In fact, sometimes I think I do!
Leon appears later in this series on Starday Records and also again on Peach Records. Perhaps he was a Georgia native.  Not heard the flip, but even if it was a ballad, I'd probably like it! (MC)

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