RIP Sleepy LaBeef

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Rick A

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Anyone out there ever head of Sleepy LaBeef? He was one of the great unknown rockabilly artists, a contemporary of Elvis Presley, and he toured right up until recently. I first heard him back in the early 70's when he would occasionally play a residence at the Hillbilly Ranch on Kneeland Street Boston. The club was a little bit of the south up north in Boston, with wagon wheels on the walls and a real split rail fence around the dance floor! I understand it was a favorite of the truck drivers who were up north making deliveries in the area. Great memories of a fantastic live performer and an all around nice guy. They called him the "human jukebox" and it was said he knew over 100 songs. He was famous for his 10-15 minute medleys that finished up his sets. Here are a few of my favorite Sleepy LaBeef tunes. enjoy!

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articl...1935-2019.html







https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiYQ...AK8sGi&index=4







https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zulW...t_radio=1&t=99
 


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