Welcome to Mellow's Log Cabin. This blog's purpose is to supply information on a diversity of American southern music - ranging from country, blues, old-time and folk to R&B, rock'n'roll and rockabilly. I regularly present my research results about artists, labels, shows and also give guest writers a chance to publish their texts here on occasion.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

RIP Marvin Rainwater / Alvis Wayne

Country and rockabilly music singer and songwriter Marvin Rainwater died on September 17, 2013, at the age of 88 in Aitken, Minnesota. Rainwater wrote the hit "I Gotta Go Get My Baby" and had several hits on his own, including "Gonna Find Me a Bluebird" and "Whole Lotta Women," the latter being a #1 hit record in the UK. Rainwater also recorded numerous rockabilly songs and was a regular feature on European festivals. Read more here.

I just learned that Alvis Wayne died already on July 31, 2013, at his home in Bacliff, Texas. He was  75 years old. Wayne is famous for his rockabilly sides he cut for Westport in the 1950s. He later recorded for Rollin' Rock and became a legend among young fans in Europe. Read more here.

1 comment:

DrunkenHobo said...

A bad week with Mac Curtis gone after a car crash as well. All where gentlemen who made times for their Rockabilly fans when touring the UK. All will be missed with fond memories.