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Johnny Got a Boom Boom

Wow!  That's what I thought when I put Emelda May's "Johnny Got a Boom Boom" in the CD player. I have always been a fan of rockabilly, whether it was Carl Perkins from the 50's or Robert Gordon of the 70's or the Who covering  Eddie Cochran's Summertime Blues. Here in the US, radio stopped playing the rockabilly artists as the Beatles ushered in the British Invasion. However, over in the UK, the sound still flourishes. Meet Emelda May, who, as a 9 year old in Dublin was the only one in her class not into  a-Ha. The youngest of 5 kids, she was influenced by her older siblings  albums and started singing with her sisters folk group. Jump ahead to  2006 when she went solo  sharing the stage with Van Morrison and Scissor Sisters , to name a few. Her debut album " Love Tattoo" was almost entirely self-written and produced , winning her heaps of awards like Rising Star 2009, Jazz Artist 2009 and Irish World Newspaper Award- Best Female Newcomer. This is why:

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