Every so often I find myself in need of a obscure rockabilly fix, something good and period, and unfamiliar. Because if I haven't heard it, chances are it wasn't a hit. And if it wasn't a hit, it could be for one of several reasons. Maybe it wasn't polished enough, too raw for airplay. Maybe the label was too small, the market too limited, or the budget too tight. Maybe there was some career sabotage, self inflicted or otherwise. Whatever the reason, if it's falls into any of those categories, it's likely wild or slightly out there.
Where do you go? I head over to Rocky 52's discography pages, look for "rockabilly" under the music type, and click on a random name that I don't recognize. There's usually something worthwhile within a few clicks. Here's two I ran into today practically right on top of each other, and both happened to be about big women. What are the odds? The first is by Gerry Granahan (above), one of several names that guy used. He did it all, vocal dreamy shit and rock 'n' roll, and later he became a record producer. Most of what I sampled, there and at YouTube, is tepid, but "King Size", in which he takes Bony Moronie and Long Tall Sally to task, is a worthy rocker. Couldn't find anything about Lee Pickett, but his "Fatty Patty"is adequately nuts as well.
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Gerry Granahan mp3 King Size mp3 at Rocky 52
Lee Pickett - Fatty Patty mp3 at Rocky 52
Gerry Granahan at Wikipedia