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Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant — Stratosphere Boogie
Album: Stratosphere Boogie: The Flaming Guitars of Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant
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Road trip with Jimmy Bryant - "The Fastest Guitar in the Country."


Built in 1967 by George Barris for Vox Guitars as a promotional car.
 RadioDoc wrote:
10 pounds of pickin' in a 5 pound bag.  Perfect.
 

       {#Lol}


Thankfully short.
 jhorton wrote:
Look at me, look at me, I am really fast.

What a terrible piece of music. Freaking horrible.

Just horrible.

Of course there has to be a Dr. Downer in every crowd {#Ass}
I love these guys. Too bad they aren't still around.
 Zep wrote:
Great piece! Speedy allright.... but it's got a couple of MP3 borks in it.

 


I'm not hearing Bjork in there at all.
Great piece! Speedy allright.... but it's got a couple of MP3 borks in it.


 holborne wrote:
Pretty fun to listen to.
 
YeaH!
 Gregorama wrote:
Did I upload this one? Can't remeber. Love these guys!
 


 philbertr wrote:
Reminds me of Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen...I think we need them here on RP, if only for Hot Rod Lincoln!
 
I second that.

The last time I saw Commander Cody was in the 80s sometime.  George left the stage, came and sat at the table with me and my date, picked up my whiskey sour and drank it.  I was only half amused, even though I'm a *huge* fan!

Did I upload this one? Can't remeber. Love these guys!
Awesome. What a pleasant surprise.
No single on Amazon  :-(
At first, I thought this was Les Paul.
Didn't know you can do that with a pedal steel guitar... {#Eek}

play on and on, now this is really music
 wycado wrote:
That strapping young buck in the front looks to have at least a 6th grade education. Remember the actor boyfriend of Ellie Mae? "Dash Riprock".
 
I never knew where that band name came from!

 
commander cody meets les paul
Pretty fun to listen to.
 wycado wrote:
That strapping young buck in the front looks to have at least a 6th grade education. Remember the actor boyfriend of Ellie Mae? "Dash Riprock".
 
"I need to have me a little talk with that boy."
Jed Clampet 
 trekhead wrote:

  That strapping young buck in the front looks to have at least a 6th grade education. Remember the actor boyfriend of Ellie Mae? "Dash Riprock".


Kittee wrote:
Feel like I'm blasted back into the past and I'm watching HeeHaw or Johnny Carson Show with my grandma. {#Guitarist}

Dude, Hee Haw never rocked this hard.

Gryn wrote:
I don't understand.. Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant? Who is the drummer? Or is the drummer one of them. Weren't there 3 players, at least? Why are there only 2 names?

I don't understand.. Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant?  Who is the drummer?  Or is the drummer one of them.  Weren't there 3 players, at least?  Why are there only 2 names?
10 pounds of pickin' in a 5 pound bag.  Perfect.
Feel like I'm blasted back into the past and I'm watching HeeHaw or Johnny Carson Show with my grandma. {#Guitarist}
Reminds me of Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen...I think we need them here on RP, if only for Hot Rod Lincoln!
Rotterdam wrote:


I think this is terrific! RP, would it be possible to list the release date of these albums, so listeners can judge them based on when they came out?




According to AMG 1950-1953. Pretty cool.

 jhorton wrote:
Look at me, look at me, I am really fast.

What a terrible piece of music. Freaking horrible.

Just horrible.

 

What! You're crazy. This is so much fun!
 jhorton wrote:
Look at me, look at me, I am really fast.

What a terrible piece of music. Freaking horrible.

Just horrible.

 

I think this is terrific! RP, would it be possible to list the release date of these albums, so listeners can judge them based on when they came out? 
Oh jeebus, this set is killing me. I'm outa here.
Bill, we can hear your spider monkeys in the background. I've always wanted one of those.
My hog Monty loves this
Look at me, look at me, I am really fast. What a terrible piece of music. Freaking horrible. Just horrible.
Whoa, I thought for a minute I was listening to the Eddie Stubbs show ! Cool.
bmeador wrote:
Reminds me of JR BROWN! More JB please!
That was my initial thought also.
its like an unschooled version of flight of the bumblebee....only this is more like a wasp. ouch! pesticide, please. :crashcomp:
Speedy West, you need to slow down and smell the roses!!
Classic Western Swing on RP? I thought my ears doth deceive me. Why the hell not? A fat most excellent 8.
:D that was some frantic goodness! Amazing steel guitar.
Good Lord, that's some pickin'
Hmmm. I wonder how he got the nickname 'Speedy'? Holy Schmoley! c.
My ears are still cringing...
WONDERFUL! thanks again RP :biggrin:
whew... Thank goodness!!!! its over
Real Art, nuf sed.
is it done yet?....Ugg!
milchschnitte wrote:
sucko barfo :stupid: is that music?
Can't stand Pure Americana? Shut off RP and go listen to your Polka then. :dance:
I was just thinking of this song! ;) giving it an 8.
Way cool.
jenakle wrote:
ok, now I have a strange urge to watch Ren & Stimpy
YES! Except this is in a different key. REN & STIMPY RULE!
for an updated take on this sort of sound one would do well taking a listen to the Hellecasters.
YeeeeeHaaaaaaww!!!!
ok, now I have a strange urge to watch Ren & Stimpy
Reminds me of JR BROWN! More JB please!
ScottFromWyoming wrote:
:lol: What're the odds I'd actually be sitting here to hear this when it finally got played? :think: Oh yeah. Pretty good odds. RP Rocks! edit: :lol: I was here for it the second time too! 9/4/06
Well it's 9/4/07. Bill must have this on annual rotation.
SMOKIN'!!
sucko barfo :stupid: is that music?
DrCyKosis wrote:
My thoughts exactly ! Reen! Oh REEEEEEEenn! Oh how I loved Ren and Stimpy :)
aldorr wrote:
My co-worker just exclaimed, "Hey is that the Ren and Stimpy theme?"
Jeez, it's virtuoso day on RP. I am humbled by the chops on display in the last couple hours.
Too many notes . . .
Great up-tempo number!
the best/worst thing about RP is that they really take the time to find great stuff (and the listeners submit great stuff) that I can't always go instantly download! This song totally rocks and it will be mine!
RobK wrote:
Six thousand recordings in about 5 years? Wow. I'm doing the math here, and. . . wow.
I guess he took weekends off to play live.
Thought it was Danny Gatton... but like it just as much. Thanks Bill!
i love it!
this is why I listen to RP and no other stations...who could come up with such interesting material? Rock on, RP!
algrif wrote:
This one came out of left field. Great stuff. And thanks for the info. Scott BTW Zevon, it looks like no-one agrees with your first comment. Why don't you just delete it?
:lol: Zevon was just giving me shite... that was a year or two before the song ever got played!
this is more fun then, well...squirrels on acid
yeah, baby!!!
My co-worker just exclaimed, "Hey is that the Ren and Stimpy theme?"
What squirrels on acid listen to. Trust me, I know these things. :bounce:
This one came out of left field. Great stuff. And thanks for the info. Scott BTW Zevon, it looks like no-one agrees with your first comment. Why don't you just delete it?
I uploaded "Frettin' Fingers" and got a "Sorry" a couple of years ago. Glad this one got accepted, by whomever uploaded it. Great stuff from the 50s.
Reminds me of Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks. Tasty!
Very nice! 8.
Holy isht, how have I never heard of either of these guys? This is AWESOME!
Six thousand recordings in about 5 years? Wow. I'm doing the math here, and...wow.
Well, shee-it! I missed it!
Didn't I already rate this a year ago or something?
:lol: What're the odds I'd actually be sitting here to hear this when it finally got played? :think: Oh yeah. Pretty good odds. RP Rocks! edit: :lol: I was here for it the second time too! 9/4/06
Wow, that was pretty cool!
Stratospheric...Bill cracked the seal on this one!
Well, I'll request it! Let's start a movement!
well... i'd like to hear it!
zevon wrote:
Ha Ha , I'd forgotten about this comment, but it was aimed at something you posted about loading songs on a dare. As I recall, the song was actually just fine. Back to browsing song comments, only because I now can.
Sadly, this song has never been played on RP. (browsing song comments is cool, tho.)
ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Ha Ha , I'd forgotten about this comment, but it was aimed at something you posted about loading songs on a dare. As I recall, the song was actually just fine. Back to browsing song comments, only because I now can.
zevon wrote:
This really sucks. I bet Scottfromwyoming loaded it on a dare.
Hey! Rockabilly Hall of Fame wrote:
Between 1950 and 1955, Speedy (with and without Bryant) played on over 6,000 recordings with a total of 177 different artists. Some of those artists include Frankie Laine, Jo Stafford, and Paul Weston's Orchestra, Billy May's Orchestra, Betty Hutton, Helen O'Connell, Doris Day, Johnnie Ray, Ella Mae Morse, Spike Jones, Jean Shepard, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and many others. Mitch Miller, A&R man for Columbia Records, was so impressed by Speedy's playing on Frankie Laine's 1951 recording of "Hey Good Lookin" that he paid him double on that session as well as future sessions. In 1950, Leo Fender gave Jimmy Bryant the very first Fender he built because Jimmy helped him out with advice and fine-tuning in his design and play-ability while it was being built. In 2003, Jimmy was posthumously honored by The Fender Guitar Co. They built a Jimmy Bryant Signature Telecaster in their Custom Shop.
This really sucks. I bet Scottfromwyoming loaded it on a dare.