Mike Waggoner and the Bops were the originators of Minnesota stomp, well before the Trashmen unleashed Surfin Bird on America. In fact, the Trashmen claim that the Bops were, “the biggest thing around” when they themselves were teenagers getting hooked on the big beat.
Mike was only sixteen when he put the group together in the Minneapolis suburb of Richfield with his little brother Colly on lead guitar and man, do they sizzle!
Catch these killer sessions on wax for the first time- in Norton loud sound abundance!
KAY BANK SESSION ACETATE: Baby Baby / Three Steps To Heaven / Little Pig / Basher #5 / Good Rockin' Tonight / Blues Stay Away From Me / Hey MamA / Is It So Strange DOVE SESSION ACETATE: Guitar Man / Can I Be Kind / Work With Me Annie / Is There Something On Your Mind / Comin' Up / La-Do-Da-Da / I Worship You / Bye Bye Johnny
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Mike Waggoner and the bops
A good rockabilly band, good instrumentation and singing. Would of liked to see them live. Saw them on youtube and had to purchase the lp and ep.