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Friday 27 October 2023

Random Rockabilly Friday Returns


For those of you who are still able pull on your peddle pushers or comb your quiff back for the second Friday in succession it is Random Rockabilly time.

Three more random and reasonably obscure acts retrieved from the vaults.

It seems that there is a more modern Rockabilly band called the Moonlighters (I am beginning to feel like Rol here) but the one that I have in mind go back to the mid 50s. They were a duo consisting of Curtis Wren and Joe Snyder who released the song Broken Heart on Tara Records in 1958 which was one of only three singles they recorded although there was an "unofficial" double single in 1968 with this song and Rock-a-Bayou Baby another one of the original releases.

I would imagine that there are more than one bands called The Scarlets. Indeed Discogs lists the band who recorded Stampede along with a song called Park Avenue in 1959 as The Scarlets (3) The single was released on both Dot Records and Prince Records

We are slightly more up to date with our final act and cover stars. Mystery Gang are a rockabilly trio from Budapest .There are not enough Hungarian Rockabilly bands out there!. Today's offering Woodoo Doll is taken from their 2006 Germany released album Jungle Fever on Rhythm Bomb Records.

The Moonlighters -Broken Heart

The Scarlets - Stampede

Mystery Gang Rockabilly Trio - Woodoo Doll


  1. I think I have discovered my favourite Hungarian rockabilly trio. WHAT a song!

  2. Look!

  3. Mystery Gang are great, my favourite Hungarian rockabilly band. Featured them at Bagging Area many years ago.

    1. They are OK but they can't hold a candle to Laszlo Toth & The Goulash Three

    2. No visitors from Hungary as yet to confirm the veracity of this

  4. 'Laszlo Toth is a Hungarian-born Australian geologist. He achieved worldwide notoriety when he vandalised Michelangelo's Pietà statue on 21 May, 1972. He was not charged with a criminal offence after the incident, but was hospitalized in Italy for two years. On his release, he was immediately deported to Australia'