Posted: Sep 21, 2006 4:43 pm
I've worked with him on and off since 96. He's pretty much the only person here I can relate to; 60-something, miserable, gave up on life long ago. But he used to play piano in a lot of old rock-a-billy bands, most notably Jimmy & Alton. He was a really young-un to be running around with most of those cats. But he has all these great stories about the old days, playing shows, getting to hang out at Jerry Lee's house. Jackson MS actually had a scene, record labels (Ace Records). Anyway... he's totally convinced that good music died a long time ago and that nobody under the age of 55 really gives a shit. For the most part he's probably right.
I really want make him a cd of newer rock-n-roll-a-billy-ish stuff that doesn't suck. He'd get a kick out of that. I'm not really "into" the rock-a-billy scene, most of the bands I've seen really suck... the only good stuff that comes to mind is Chris Scruggs, Pinehill Haints, maybe a couple other. Anybody got any other suggestions?