One of the country ladies I've grown very found of since I started country DJing is Bonnie Lou. TODAY SHE TURNS 90 YEARS OLD! I realized recently she's not only from the Midwest (like me), she based her entire career in Cincinnati. She had lots of opportunity to grab a major label record contract, but she wanted to stick to her roots and chose to record for Ohio indies like King Records and Fraternity. I think my favorite Bonnie Lou fact is that her real first name was Mary Jo. For some reason people thought "Bonnie Lou" had more of a ring to it.
Bonnie was one of the first country ladies to transition into rockabilly. Her commitment to her region didn't allow for her to find the fame of her rockabilly contemporaries like Wanda Jackson or Brenda Lee. Nevertheless, her legacy lives on in her Midwestern country-rockabilly yodel 'n' polka PARTY records. Bonnie Lou never fails to get the party started. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mary Jo Bonnie Lou! DJ Action Slacks Loves you!
The Record of the Day is "Texas Polka" complete with accordion, yodeling, and lots of handclaps. It's a foot-stompin' good time! Also, something about a Midwesterner singing about Texas strikes my funny bone. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mary Jo Bonnie Lou! DJ Action Slacks Loves you!
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I'm excited to highlight some of my favorite records in a variety of genres (soul, R&B, classic country, rockabilly, oldies, garage rock, etc). These won't all necessarily be "dance" records per se. They will all be records that I believe deserve a special listen. I simply love good music, rare or not. Hopefully you will spend some time here and love music right along with me! Lets give this a shot!