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Hank Edwards

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Hank Ewards - In the silence of the NightHank Edwards With Hal Peters And His Trio – In the Silence of the Night

Goofin Records GOOFY 533 {1992}
In the Silence of the Night – I Wish I Has a Nickel
Another case of « wrong time, wrong place ». Had Hank Edward come from the USA and been active in the late 40’s/early 50’s, he would have shared the stage of the Opry or the Hayride with Hank Williams or some other great names of the time. Instead he comes from Sweden and began releasing records in the 80’s for an audience of fine connoisseurs.
This honky tonk single released for Goofin seems to come straight from the 50’s. Everything here is close to perfection the songs (one original on side A and a cover of Hank Williams that certain discovered under the name of Tell Me Little Darlin on the Riverside Trio debut album – on the side B), the voice and the backing provided by the always excellent Hal Peters and his trio.

Fred “Virgil” Turgis

Jumpin’ Paralyzers (the)

jparalyzersThe Jumpin’ Paralyzers was a rock’n’roll/jive band from Finland (Tampere) formed in 1982 with members of the Hillybilly Cats, Buddy Rider and the Bobbin’ Tunes: Jarkki Siekkinen (vocals and guitar), Olli ‘ Big Daddy’ Ahonen (drums), Jukka ‘Juki’ Manninen (doublebass) and Pete Rinta-Opas (sax) and Harri ‘Harry’ Kallio an occasional fifth member on rhythm guitar.
Jumpin’ Paralyzers were influenced by Bill Haley and the Stargazers who were very popular in Finland at that time.
They quickly released a tape with two self penned tunes (“Go Wild All Catz“, “Let’s Start Jumpin‘” and two covers (“Big Fat Mamas Are Back In Style” and “It’s A Groove“) that sold out within a year. They also backed Dave Taylor on stage and on his album “Midnight Rock” (on Nervous Records). A live tape followed as well as a show recorded for Finnish TV on which they were joined by Jouni Joronen on piano.
They disbanded in the middle of 1984.