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Jazz and Blues classic “Trouble In Mind” turned into Rockabilly by Billy Adams

Rockabilly legend Billy Adams recorded several years for Sun Records. In their discography, I Recently ran across a recording of Billy from 1964. His version of Jazz and Blues Classic “Trouble in Mind” is in multiple ways unique. 

Rock & Roll Boys – Billy Adams

After hearing Elvis Presley, Billy thought it was time to start his own band. Alongside his brother Charles, he formed the Rock & Roll Boys in 1954.   In the late-50’s, Adams released a series of rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll recordings on Quincy, Dot and Nau-Voo Records. Including “Rock, Pretty Mama,”


“Trouble In Mind”

Supported by soulful saxophone, thrilling backing vocals and a pleasurable Melody, Billy  Adams’ version of “Trouble in Mind” is a great r

ide! From the first vocal notes to the Rockabilly guitar solo. Also the B-Side “Lookin’ For Mary Ann” is a very fine. This Billy Adams single sho’ is a collectors item.

“Trouble In Mind” needs no introduction. Sam Cooke, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Lightning Hopkins are one of the many that recorded this Classic song which was written by Richard M. Jones in 1926.

Original Trouble In Mind by Richard M. Jones with vocalist Bertha ‘Chippie’ Hill and Louis Armstrong

In the early 60’s, Adams received his calling into the ministry, where he concentrated his efforts on writing and recording gospel music. In addition to dozens of single and album releases of his own, Adams’ material has been recorded by numerous artists.

Photo By Adam Jones, Ph.D. (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

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