W E L C O M E ! !

**TO MY **
"LITTLE MUSIC CORNER OF THE WORLD"


Like Guardian Angels
('specially mine)

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Many of the beautiful Tunes
on these pages

are performed
by
Don Pittman

Thanks Don!!

MORE OF DON'S TUNES

Hi !!
I'm Barb


I LOVE MUSIC!!!!


If you like LDW, BRC, RVS, B & D, 50's R & R or R & B, you'll probably like visiting my home page. If you don't recognize the above initials, then you might not..

But, If you look around a while, maybe you'll find something you like. I've loved music of almost every kind all my life (Which started very early in the morning of March 25th, 1943). My earlier days were spent listening to the country radio stations with my mother and the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday nights with the family. From there I progressed into the '50's Rock and Roll (Elvis, Jerry Lee, etc.) and on into the R & B Memphis sounds (see more about this on my "50's" page). I went through the
'mellowing' period listening to Johnny Mathis and Henry Mancini type sounds, then gradually came full-circle back to Country and Rock & Roll, but I still love it all !!!

**ESPECIALLY THAT GOOD 'OLE
50'S ROCK AND ROLL**
NOTHING has topped THAT yet!!!
(and probably never will)

My very first concert? Chuck Berry - My second? Pete Fountain

Lot's of difference there, but I thoroughly enjoyed them both.

I just recently found ticket stubs from these two concerts that I had forgotten I still had !! (See 'Lyrics' page for "I was a Part of the 50's" -- below)
Couldn't count the number of concerts I've attended since that time.

MY VOTE FOR
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
(2010)
LITTLE DAVID WILKINS




Little David - Rock-A-Billy Festival - Jackson, Tenn - August, 2008

VIDEO
"PUT A LITTLE LOVIN' ON ME"

Little David - Rock-A-Billy Festival - August 2009

WHAT AN ENTERTAINER!!!

****IN MEMORIAM****

Orell Tucker "Tuck" Shutt
(1938 - 2010)
(Guitar player for and lifelong friend of Little David Wilkins)
Tuck performed nationwide and at many of the Rockabilly Festivals in Jackson, Tennessee, playing outstanding guitar for Little David. We'll miss you Tuck!...

Click on Tuck's photo above to see a video of highlights of his life that was shown at the wake.

Tuck Shutt, passed away Feb 8, 2010

I'm doing something now to my website that I REALLY didn't want to do, since I don't care about 'catagorizing' my music, but I'm afraid this page is getting just a little too big to be easy to follow. I'm separating my 'COUNTRY' and my 'OLDIES' as best I can. Below you'll find my 50's, 60's oldies links, and music page. Click on the following link for

C O U N T R Y

Meanwhile, if you like any of my links,
PLEASE SIGN MY

GUESTBOOK

and let me know.

Sign Guestbook

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OR

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This one is VERY, VERY, SPECIAL!!!

THANKS!!!

****DEDICATION****

Take a look at a page that is dedicated to one of the
GREAT LEGENDS
of all time.....
The incomparable
ACE "TUFF" CANNON

Thanks, Ace, for giving us such beautiful music!!!

****IN MEMORIAM****

Paul Burleson
(1929 - 2003)
(The Rock and Roll Trio)
Paul was a 'Legend in his own time'!! He was the guitar player for many years with Dorsey and Johnny Burnette in The Rock and Roll Trio Band. After the deaths of Johnny and Dorsey, Paul continued his music career and was the inspiration to many budding artists. He performed at most of the Rockabilly Festivals in Jackson, Tennessee, playing with most any group that invited him, including Dorsey and Johnny's sons Billy and Rocky. See more photos of Paul on my Jackson Festival pages.
He always mingled among the crowd and I, for one, will never forget his friendliness and always-present smile! We'll miss you Paul...

****IN MEMORIAM****

Johnny Grande
(1930 - 2006)
(Bill Haley's Original Comets)

Johnny was the last surviving 'partner' in the Bill Haley Corporations. He was often referred to as the quiet or shy Comet, but in reality, he was very witty and a wonderfully friendly person. Our group always looked forward to his smile and discreet wave from the stage!

I'll bet he and Paul are having a ball up there in 'Rock and Roll Heaven' along with Bill, Johnny and Dorsey!!

We'll miss you Johnny....

****IN MEMORIAM****

Van Stephenson
(BlackHawk)
1953 - 2001
For more details, visit my COUNTRY page above

PREPARE NOW FOR ROCK-A-BILLY FEST 2009!!


Click on logo for Details

August 6th, 7th and 8th, 2009

"Narvel Felts", "Little David Wilkins", "Ace Cannon", "Carl Mann", "Wanda Jackson"
"Larry Cole", "Bobby Joe Swilley", "Jason D. Williams",
"Travis Wammack", "Alton Lott", "Johnny Majors",
and Many, Many More!!!

CONGRATULATIONS HENRY!!!!

YOU DID IT AGAIN!!!!

Thanks to Henry Harrison, this year's festival was (if possible) even better than last year!!!
WOW!! What an event...looking forward now to 2002!!

***THEY'RE FINALLY HERE***

PHOTOS FROM
ROCK-A-BILLY FEST
2001
Take a look at some of the LEGENDS!

******

VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ROCK-A-BILLY FEST
2001

JACKSON, TENNESSEE
Just a few of those attending last years festival were:

Bill Haley's original COMETS***Buddy Holley's CRICKETS
***ACE CANNON***
NARVEL FELTS***RAY WALKER(JORDANAIRES)
BRENDA LEE***MATT LUCAS*** MARTY STUART
AND....many, many more!
(See 'Rockabilly Fest 2000' below for others)

Take a look at my
"W H O'S W H O"
of Guestbook Entries

**You just might recognize a few of these names**

(There's a spot reserved just for YOU!!!)
Please Sign!!

Already Signed?
Then your name should be on this list!

My interests are:

MUSIC, DANCING, TRAVEL,
Collecting Autographs,
computers and oil painting,

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"The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music."
.....
Agnes De Mille

.

Give me a sense of humor, Lord;
Give me grace to see a joke,
To get some happiness from life
And pass it on to other folk.

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Special people bring sunlight into your life.
They warm your world with their presence,
whether they are far away
or close by your side.

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"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming ... WOW ... WHATTA RIDE!!!"

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Work like you don't need the money,
Love like you've never been hurt,
And Dance like nobody's watching !!

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The difference between expressing love
and having regrets
is that the
regrets
may stay around
forever. .

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"And love in the heart wasn't put there to stay;
Love isn't love 'till you give it away."
.....Oscar Hammerstein 11

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"Rings and Jewels are not gifts,
but apologies for gifts.
The only true gift is
a portion of thyself"
.....Emerson

.

"Don't Make Me Come Down There !!! "
.....
God

***

Mark Lowry's reMarkable site

Visit Mark Lowry
Gospel Singer/Comedian



NOTE: To listen to these songs (and lot's more)

click on the link below;
but, before you do,
PLEASE SIGN MY

GUESTBOOK
and let me know.

'cause there's so much to see there,
you may never make it back here!!!
(If guestbook is not working, please send e-mail)

Sign Guestbook

THANKS!!!


View my ORIGINAL Guestbook
This one is VERY, VERY, SPECIAL!!!

SUN RECORDING STUDIO - MEMPHIS

click on SUN logo above to see "THE MILLION DOLLAR BAND"
(Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash & Elvis)

Any of you musicians looking for a great AMP COVER?
Check out our friend, Steve, at

Send Steve your amplifier measurements and he'll be happy to help you!!

Prepare now for Rock-A-Billy Fest 2005


AUGUST 3 - 6, 2000

Click on picture above to read about the
Tupelo Elvis Festival
and
See photo's of

***Travis LeDoyt***
***Delbert McClinton***
***Ronnie McDowell***
***D. J. Fontana***
***Scotty Moore***
***Sonny Burgess***
***The Pacers***
***Brody Buster***
***And More***

MORE
ON
***Travis LeDoyt***

(To see photo's of Travis LeDoyt, D.J.Fontana,
Sonny Burgess, Ray Walker of the Jordanaires,
and more...
See my "ROCKABILLY FEST 2000" link below)

OR

For a recap of 1999 Festival

VISIT MY

'TUPELO ELVIS PRESLEY FESTIVAL'
1999

page
(click on picture above)
TO HEAR HOW THE FESTIVAL TURNED OUT --- SEE PICTURES OF
Ronnie McDowell, Terry Mike Jeffrey, D. J. Fontana & Scotty Moore, Gene Simmons, Mack Vickery, and Sonny Burgess and the Pacers!!


ROCKABILLY FEST 2000
April 14-16, 2000
Jackson, Tennessee

WHAT AN EVENT !!!
Click on banner to see pictures of the LEGENDS who performed
at this spectacular historical event!

The Comets(Bill Haley's)***The Crickets(Buddy Holley's)
Brenda Lee****Ace Cannon****Narvel Felts
Travis LeDoyt****The Jordianaires****D.J.Fontana
....and on, and on.........

"Joy is the feeling of grinning inside"
.....Dr. Melba Colgrove

"MY MEETING ELVIS STORY"

"A TRIBUTE TO OUR MEN & WOMEN IN BLUE"

"MY VISIT TO SUN STUDIOS STORY"
See photos of Jimmy Harrell, Alton Lott, Wray Hixson,
Roland Janes (THE guitar on practically all of the old Sun hits)
Bobby Joe Swilley and Don Pittman!!

If most pictures are worth a thousand words,
"THIS ONE"
speaks volumes!!
(no words needed-----beautiful)

"WHAT ANGELS LOOK LIKE"

"AND HE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW..."

"THE WINNING GAME"
What a heart-warming story!!

"THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC"

"The strongest and sweetest songs yet remain to be sung"
.....
Walt Whitman


I've gotten GREAT used cd's from this site!!

VISIT MY

PAGE

Among others On this music page, you'll hear one of my
multi-talented 'net friends'
As much as I've enjoyed this super-nice guy's CD's,
He'd have to get my vote
for
'Entertainer of the Year'

PAUL EVANS

Paul's website is one of the most interesting sites
I've found on the 'net'!!
Read about his memories of working with,
recording with, and writing for the likes of Elvis, Fabian,
and other 50's stars including himself.
Be prepared to be taken back to a
period of time, musically, that has not yet been topped !!
Be sure and read his "RECOLLECTIONS" page!!

Paul's CD...
"I WAS A PART OF THE 50'S"
LYRICS

(and 50's pics)


is the most delightful, uplifting CD I now have in my collection!!
An additional bonus to owning this CD
is that many of the selections feature the incomparable
King Curtis or Stan "The Man" Taylor on Sax!
If you WERE a "part of the 50's", or just love music of that era, you should not miss this one!! It will make your day! Check out Paul's website to learn how to order, or just go to cdnow.com or bn.com to order.
YOU'LL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!

I still find it hard to believe that the writer of
Bobby Vinton's
"Roses Are Red",

Elvis'
"I Gotta Know"
"Something Blue"
"The Next Step Is Love"
"Blue River"

Reba McEntire's
"She Came on Like Lightning"

Kalin Twins'
"When"

and
singer/songwriter of

"The Midnite Special"

"Seven Little Girls"
(sittin' in the backseat)

"Happy-Go-Lucky Me"

"Willie's Sung With Everyone But Me"

---and MANY more
including MY personal favorite
"Hangin' Out and Hangin' In"
(I'd have to rate this one right up there with
"When a Man Loves a Woman"
and
"What am I Living For"
It's definitely a 'classic' in my book!!!)

(...and he's only just begun)

has signed MY guestbook!!!!!

Thanks, Paul !!

* * * * * *

Paul is performing Live Again!!!

Check out Paul's website to see a VIDEO clip of his
recent performance at Westbury in NYC!!
The clip takes a few minutes to load,
but it's well worth it!!
This 'oldie' (sorry, Paul) has not lost a thing -
Good as ever!!!

VISIT MY
POTPOURRI
page
This is the place I've reserved for
"miscellaneous photo's", "memories",
"who-knows-what's"
and Barb's all-around
"Nothing-better-to-do-at-the-moment"
"Just-Because-she-wanted-to's!!"

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE

50'S, 60'S, 70'S
With a new editor for this quiz,

Michael 'Indy' Black
the questions cover a wider range of
genre's and a broader timespan)---
ENJOY!!

TAKE OUR LITTLE

QUIZ

LET ME KNOW HOW YOU DID

If you got ALL of them right the FIRST time
Email Me

I just 'gotta' know who you are!!

THE QUESTIONS JUST MIGHT BE MORE DIFFICULT NEXT TIME


(Phil Everly, Albert Lee, Don Everly)
(Lead Guitar)

See more new photo's of
THE EVERLY BROTHERS
by clicking on above photo

and

Visit the
OFFICIAL EVERLY BROTHERS INTERNATIONAL
WEBSITE
(EBI)

Be sure and sign their guestbook and tell 'em
Barb sent ya!

Please bookmark this page or copy URL before leaving
so you can be sure and return here!!!

Check out my
*STAX* *MEMPHIS, TN* *BOOKER T & THE MG's* *MAR-KEYS*
'50's Page

*WDIA* *WHBQ* *MESSICK HIGH* *RED, HOT, & BLUE*
*STEVE CROPPER*
*DUCK DUNN* *DEWEY PHILLIPS*


Links to my other pages and really great sites on the Web

L I N K S TO THE WEBSITES OF
SOME OF THE GREATEST MUSICIANS,
SINGERS, SONGWRITERS,
EDITORS,
AND BEST ALL-AROUND
ROCK 'N' ROLL SUPPORTERS
OF ALL TIME !!!

THESE

"ROCK 'N' ROLLERS"
ARE SOME OF THE NICEST PEOPLE
YOU'D EVER WANT TO MEET!!!

.

EVER WONDER WHAT HAPPENED TO THESE GUYS??
They're still 'stomping' and going strong!!



Mark Stevens * Jerry Gross

OKAY, Be Honest!!!
HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN...
Since YOU did the HULLY GULLY??
That's what I thought...NOW,

Put down that mouse,
and grab your spouse,
Brother, Sister, Grandma,
or anybody else in the house
AND
click below

"HULLY GULLY"

Wasn't that FUN??
How 'bout
"...one more again!!"

"Bristol Stomp"
can be heard on my
MUSIC
page.

Visit the website of these nice fellows (click on logo) and see what's new !!

THIS IS AN AMAZING GROUP OF VERY TALENTED GUYS.
Their music is great; but, to REALLY appreciate this group, you need to see them LIVE. Their shows are a credit to our Native American heritage.
The native dancing is
AWESOME!!


***
Click on logo to visit their website. In addition to being very talented, they are very nice and friendly guys.
***
CONGRATULATIONS!!
to
Clan/destine
for receiving the
Native American Music Awards
(11/11/2000)
Best Pop/Rock Recording
"DEEPLY ROOTED"
Way to go, Guys!!

PREFER ROCK AND ROLL??

Classic Rock-N-Roll Music from the 50's & 60's
Here's a good place to start


Re-live the 'good ole days' with this great CD!!

Click on logo or pic to learn more about this very nice and very talented fellow!!
And....
If you want to see a GREAT show,
catch these guys at a show near you!!
Or if they don't come near you,
come see them at the
Rockabilly Fest 2001
in Jackson, TN!!!
(more on the Fest later)

PREFER A LITTLE R O C K A B I L L Y ???
These two can take care of that !!

**No More Crying the Blues**......**Have Faith in My Love**
**Got it Made In The Shade**......**I Just Don't Know**
Sure have enjoyed their CD
Keep your ears open -- We haven't heard the last of these two yet !!!
Learn more about these nice fellows at the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
(Click on logo above)

OR....
How about some good ole R & B ???


Remember how good the blues sounded in the fifties?
This guy has combined that wonderful sound
with the best of today to make a special blend!
Check out his music clips on MP3 (click on pic)
and see for yourself
You're sure to catch that great
SAM COOKE
influence if you listen closely!!
What a great voice!
Think I'm kidding??
Listen to this
SAMPLE
"If I Should Get to Heaven"
(Might take a little while to load, but well worth the wait)

Vel's Story Behind the Song:
"I wrote this song in this style as an attempt to keep the roots of soul/R&B music alive! In all honesty, it is my tribute to the musical genius of the Father of Soul Music,The Legendary Sam Cooke!"

UPDATE: This song is featured on an episode of "Ghost Whisperer" on CBS:
GHOST WHISPERER

Or just go to ""YOUTUBE" and see for yourself..

Get on the
"RUNAWAY EXPRESS"
with



If you like Buddy Holly, you're gonna love this CD!! These guys have taken the Buddy Holly sound, incorporated it with all of the instruments Buddy loved, and came up with a sound that you won't believe!! Jim Ratts' solos are exceptional!Click on photo above to check out their website

NOW, IF, BY SOME SLIM CHANCE, THAT'S NOT ENOUGH TO SATISFY YOUR MUSICAL TASTES, WAIT TILL YOU HEAR
BOBBY JOE SWILLEY'S

"MISSISSIPPI ON MY MIND"
!!!
WOW!! Can I relate to THAT one!!!
As a matter of fact, anybody who's ever lived the country lifestyle (or just wanted to) can feel right at home with this great CD!!
See more Bobby Joe and Friends photos on my
'Visit to the SUN'
page


OR
Check out their video on
"YOUTUBE"
This one features Alton Lott on vocals

See photos from ROCKABILLY FEST 2001
HERE

Click pic above to read more about Bobby Joe and his new CD!!
or
Contact Carolina Specialties at
carolinaspecialties@nc.rr.com

Visit Bobby Joe at MP3 to hear samples!!

Then there's another Great band that continues to ROCK
Jackson, Tennessee each year at the
Rock-A-Billy Fest!


"10-O-C"

Don McAlpin,?,David Pulse,Lee McAlpin, Henry Harrison (Rock-A-Billy Fest), ?, Clint Pulse and ?

Click on Picture above to enlarge.
Click HERE to visit the 10-O-C webpage

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