Articles and thoughts from the mind of Deke
A genuine barn-dance country-music show that was televised every Saturday night, Town Hall Party was Los Angeles’s equivalent to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. Many country and rockabilly fans believe that during the 1950s, Town Hall Party was actually better than the Opry.
Davie Allan and the Arrows’ classic 1967 LP Blues Theme straddled the fence between the earlier surf and twang days of the Ventures and the long-haired biker grunge rock of the late-1960s flower-power generation.
Jimmy Bryant could take a hollow log with barbed wire attached and make it sound great. That being said, let’s examine some of the equipment that gave him his signature tones.