Hello people just a really quick one today to fire up this Saturday where finally the heat is breaking up on the East Coast. I'm gonna pound down some coffee and mow the lawn.... But here is a cool little firecracker to start your Saturday off right!
Henrietta is a great little rolling roackabilly number that gets pretty manic and it's flip another nice rocker from Jimmy Dee. The flip has a little Ronnie Self vibe at least to my ears. And dig that out of tune guitar break! I Think the year here is 1957 or 58.
Jimmy Dee, San Antonio, Texas musician and singer hit 47 on the Billboard Top 50 early in 1958 with the song Henrietta, a rockabilly style early rock 'n' roll song. He appeared on Dick Clark's American Bandstand TV program during December, 1957.
He was born in May of 1944 and by 1956 had become a club attraction in lounges near San Antonio. His discography is difficult to assemble as he recorded for eleven different labels during the years spanning 1957-1965.
It is known that he was a member of the backing group for the Verve recording artist Sharon Wynter and toured with her but did not sing on any of her recordings. It is reported that he married her sister in 1967.
He worked as a studio musician in both Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee during the early sixties. He is also credited on one of Del Shannon's tracks "Tell Her No", 1965, on drums and back-up vocals. It is thought that he may have toured with Shannon as his drummer.