Rockabilly Rebels

The Guardian has an article about photographer Philippe Chancel documenting French street gangs of the early 80s.

Rockabilly Rebels: The Stylish French Gangs

Here’s a set of photos he took. One features Slim Jim Phantom of The Stray Cats, in about 1981. Another one is showing Brian Setzer.

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Here’s a video about the Pittsburgh Doo Wop scene which produced The Del Vikings, who more than 30 years later inspired the name of a Paris rockabilly street gang.

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p.s.: speaking of France

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Guitarist, record producer and songwriter who co-wrote The Dark End of the Street and worked with Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin and Tammy Wynette

Source: Chips Moman obituary | Music | The Guardian


 

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Source: The Number One Thing We Can Do to Protect Earth’s Oceans – BillMoyers.com

Skip Heller 78 RPM Release Party

Dionysus Records inaugural 78 RPM release does the label proud. Roots/exotica/rockabilly master Skip Heller returns to the imprint with Heller’s Hot 5

Source: 4/24: Skip Heller 78 RPM Release Party at La Luz de Jesus! –

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Tiki cocktails are making a comeback, but where and when did the trend take root? We take a brief look at the history of tiki cocktails and bars in the U.S.

Source: Tiki Cocktails: Then and Now – KegWorks Blog