Wasn't it Dale Hawkins, one of the great American pioneers of rock & roll from the 1950's, who made a glorious comeback just before the turn of the century transforming the rhythm & blues classic Wildcat Tamer into one of the greatest rockabilly songs ever since the age of Gene & Eddie?
And didn't this 'architect of the swamp rock boogie' sing the Tarheel Slim song from 1959 with a devotion that must be an example for every musician with a passion for this great music?
The Wildcat Tamers from Leiden (Netherlands) play 'catchy rock & roll', as lead singer Barry calls it. 'Jukebox classics' we all know, by legends such as Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly and The Stray Cats. But to get really excited there's also music for you by less famous, but still giants in rock & roll. Sandy Ford, Crazy Cavan and Carl Perkins, to name just a few. Or what about the English band Matchbox, quite famous for their sing-a-long Rockabilly Rebel.
And not to forget: Dale Hawkins. The band is named Wildcat Tamers because Hawkins' cover of the song stands model for the 'real raw & red hot' rockabilly of the quartet. Add to this some surf music, a bit of rhythm & blues, the best instrumentals by Link Wray and numerous English 'Teddy boy rock & roll' songs from the seventies, and finally the 'roaring twenties' of the 21st century are here!
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