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Cat Music - The Roots of Rockabilly

07/31/10 8:00PM By Joel Najman

'Chico' - photo by Cheryl Willoughby
On the (soft, furry) heels of last week's popular "Songs About Cats" program, this week My Place is taking a different spin on the theme. In 1954, Elvis Presley's first landmark recording for Sun Records earned him the appellation, "the hillbilly cat". Other artists quickly chased Elvis' tail by recording similarly countrified uptempo rhythm & blues, a music referred to for a short time as "cat music". This week Joel Najman's My Place presents a collection of 1950s rockabilly music by artists like Carl Perkins, Mac Smith, Joe Clay, and the big cat himself: Elvis Presley.

Playlist

8:04pm

That's All Right (Mama)
Artist Name: Elvis Presley Scotty And Bill
CD/Album: no title - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Sun 209
 

8:07pm

Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Artist Name: Elvis Presley Scotty And Bill
CD/Album: no title - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Sun 209
 

8:09pm

Cat Music
Artist Name: Tommy Scott & His Ramblers
CD/Album: no title - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: 4-Star P-111
 

8:12pm

Cat Talk
Artist Name: Lew Williams
CD/Album: no title - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Imperial 5394
 

8:15pm

Cool Cat
Artist Name: Joe Montgomery
CD/Album: no title - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Abbott 189
 

8:18pm

Blue Suede Shoes
Artist Name: Carl Perkins
CD/Album: no title - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Sun 234
 

8:21pm

Put Your Cat Clothes On
Artist Name: Carl Perkins
CD/Album: Original Sun Greatest Hits
Record co./Cat #: Rhino RNCD 75890
 

8:24pm

Ducktail
Artist Name: Joe Clay
CD/Album: no title - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: VIK 0211
 

8:27pm

Peg Pants
Artist Name: Bill Beach
CD/Album: no title - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: King 4950
 

8:30pm

Cat Just Got Into Town
Artist Name: Bill Mack
CD/Album: no title - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Starday 252
 

8:33pm

Grandpaw's A Cat
Artist Name: Jimmy Murphy
CD/Album: no title - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Columbia 21569
 

8:36pm

Here Kitty Kitty
Artist Name: Jimmy Murphy
CD/Album: no title - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Columbia 21486
 

8:39pm

Cat Daddy
Artist Name: Jimmy Johnson With Al Casey & The Arizona Hayriders
CD/Album: no title - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Viv 45-3000
 

8:42pm

Country Cattin'
Artist Name: Jimmy Swan
CD/Album: no title - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: MGM 12348
 

8:45pm

Tom Catin' Around
Artist Name: Jimmy Selph
CD/Album: no title - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Coin 104
 

8:50pm

Ten Cats Down
Artist Name: Miller Sisters
CD/Album: no title - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Sun 255
 

8:55pm

Boppin' The Blues
Artist Name: Carl Perkins
CD/Album: no title - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Sun 243
 

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