Once upon a time there were hillbillies, and them there hillbillies had guitars, pianos, drums and horns and an irrepressible urge to party. Thus rockabilly was born.
BBE is proud to present the first instalment in the ‘Lost and Found’ series hosted by Keb Darge and his friends (he is already working on a forthcoming episode with a certain Paul Weller, so watch this space!). Here, he teams up with his friend and fellow crate digger Cut Chemist to present to you a high-octane selection of old and new rockabilly gems.
Yes, you read that right: Keb Darge, the ultimate purveyor of funk, teams up with Cut Chemist, DJ Shadow’s partner in crime and the man behind the übercool hip-hop outfits Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, to showcase, celebrate, and - let’s not be coy about this - show off their slabs of rockabilly gold.
Strange choice you may think. Not so. Rockabilly has earned its place in the history books as the first form of modern popular music, and both the playful hip-hop breaks and filthy funk selections these two vinyl dons have gotten us used to owe plenty to the driving, unpretentious sounds of the Deep South.
So here it is. Lost and Found Rockabilly: a selection of rare and obscure yet totally accessible hillbilly naughtiness, unearthed for your aural pleasure by two masters of their craft. Dance or be damned.