Bopflix Sessions: January (Part B)

Here we go again some more Bopflix videos that were released this month:

 

A great little tune by Lynette Morgan and the Blackwater Valley Boys. They have some real nice western swing flavour here and the songs full of character and love the steel guitar solo.A new band to us and we look forward to hearing some more of there tunes.

As we approach the 3rd of February ( The Day The Music Died ) its nice to see another Stratocaster ( the electric guitar) being used. Stratocasters are being overlooked more and more these days and almost forgotten in place of the Gretsch arch tops and the Telecaster. Aside from that a real nice classic sounding tune from these guys !!

Well you can’t go wrong with The Doggone Honkabillies. (enough said ! )

 

Yet more steel guitar with this video by the Lightning Ranch Boys !! Great to see some nice classic gear like that lovely Gibson Jumbo. Sort of reminds me of something that Hank Williams would of sang. If you watch closely you can also see Mr Bopflix himself (Chris Magee) in the mirror !!

The Palomars – Out Of The Past – Catty Town Records

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Our first review is of a fantastic album released by The Palomars on the newly formed Catty Town Records.

The Canadian band from Vancouver have created a masterpiece. Its one of the best records we have heard in a while.A mix of original compositions with some well covered classics thrown in for good measure. Our favourite is the title track “Out Of The Past” with “My Gal Pal” a close second.

The magnificent blend of Western Swing, Rockabilly and Jazz is brought to life by Tom Hammel’s outstanding steel guitar playing.

The recording itself is crystal clear and the production is somewhat reminiscent of a Jive Aces album. The Lyrics are easy to hear and the band is well mixed and a pleasure to listen too.

We look forward to the next release !!! Catty Town and The Palomars have a bright future ahead.

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Recording Quality (out of ten): 10

Authenticity (out of ten): 8 

Songwriting (out of ten): 8 

Enjoyment (out of ten): 10

Overall Score (out of 40) : 36  

GOLD ALBUM

http://www.thepalomars.net/home – Take a look at The Palomars website