Monday, August 03, 2009

R.I.P. Billy Lee Riley

Billy Lee Riley, the Sun Records rockabilly artist best known for the classics Flying Saucers Rock and Roll and Red Hot has died at age 75.
Riley included 3 Dylan instrumentals on his 1966 album Funk Harmonica!: Like A Rolling Stone, Blowin' In The Wind and Mr. Tambourine Man. In recent years he guested on two albums by Doug Spartz, playing - and singing! - on 2 more Dylan covers: Love Minus Zero/No Limit (2006) and Ring Them Bells (2007).

Funk Harmonica! is available as a "CD-R on demand" from


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