Artist: Mr. Whiz
Album: This Is Mr. Whiz
With this CD, Mr. Whiz introduces to the world their unique brand of a style that they have proudly named hillbilly swing. This term --already used in the late 1940s by western swing bandleader Curley Williams-- refers in this case to a one-of-a-kind blend of rockabilly, hillbilly, and western swing that has become Mr. Whiz's trademark. Their music is a perfect mixture of their varied influences -- the rockabilly side of Carl Perkins, the honky tonk style of Hank Williams, the colourful western swing of Bob Wills, the finger-pickin' of Merle Travis, and even the nonchalant, jazzy swing of Fats Waller are but a few examples.