Wednesday, 2 February 2011


HOYT SCOGGINS and the Georgia Boys
Jan 57   (BMI clearance on 15th Feb 1957)
45-606-A - What's The Price (To Set Me Free)
(J Rackey / H Scoggins)   (Starrite BMI)
45-606-B - The Old Chain Gang
(H Stillwell / H Scoggins)   (Starrite BMI)
(Artist based in Rome, GA at time of recording)

More jolly hillbilly from Scoggins. Both are nicely sung, nicely played. The A side sets a terrific pace, whilst the flip is more akin to a medium tempo'd blues ditty, albeit sung in a hollerin' country manner. Hoyt was performing over WROM (TV Channel 9) and was the Band leader of the Saturday Night Jamboree (Rome, GA??). In any case, it's not "Tennessee Rock", but it's a mighty fine accompaniment. (MC)

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