Holy shit, how could I have not posted anything by Mac Curtis? He was another rockabilly singer that most people haven't heard of, and he wasn't all that prolific, but to fiends of the genre he's practically a household name thanks in no small part to rockabilly compilations and Rollin' Rock, the little L.A. record label that almost single-handedly kept U.S. rockabilly alive in the pre-revival seventies (check "Pistol Packin' Mama" below, a 1978 Rollin' Rock 45). Curtis passed away in September, from complications after a car accident Sadly, there was hardly a peep in the music press.
Some of you may know these songs like the back of your hand. I gotta thank Diddy Wah for his recent posting of "If I Had Me A Woman". It reminded me of a favorite that's been buried away ("it's around here someplace") for a long time. That was his first record, recorded when he was just seventeen. Get this, even at that young age, he'd had a school show shut down because of suggestive moves.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Mac Curtis - If I Had Me A Women mp3 at Diddy Wah 1956
Mac Curtis - Grandaddy's Rockin' mp3 at Rocky 52 1956
Mac Curtis - Don't You Love Me? mp3 at Rocky 52 1956
Mac Curtis - Goosebumps mp3 at Rocky 52
Mac Curtis - Pistol Packin' Mama mp3 at Rocky 52 1978