ERSEL HICKEY WAS BORN IN BRIGHTON, NEW YORK…A SUBURB OF ROCHESTER, NEW YORK ON JUNE 27, 1934.  THE ROCKABILLY  SINGER/GUITARIST IS BEST KNOW FOR HIS 1958 HIT RECORD…”BLUEBIRDS OVER THE MOUNTAIN”.  THE SINGLE RECORD ON THE EPIC RECORD LABEL (9263) MADE ITS BILLBOARD  TOP 100 DEBUT ON APRIL 28, 1958.  THE SINGLE CLIMBED THE TOP 100 TO #75, REMAINING ON THE CHART FOR 6 WEEKS.  THE FLIP SIDE OF THE SINGLE RECORD WAS…”HANGIN’ AROUND”…IT DID NOT CHART.

ERSEL WOULD NOT CHART ANOTHER TOP 100 HIT ALTHOUGH HE WOULD RECORD MANY OTHER GREAT SIDES INCLUDING…”GOIN’ DOWN THAT ROAD” 1958…”YOU NEVER CAN TELL” 1958…AND MANY OTHERS.  HE MAY BE CONSIDERED A ONE-HIT WONDER…BUT THE FACT IS…HE WAS ONE OF THE BEST EARLY ROCKABILLY ARTISTS…HIS ONLY CHARTED HIT “BLUEBIRDS OVER THE MOUNTAIN”, HAS BEEN COVERED BY SUCH LEGENDARY ARTISTS AS, RONNIE HAWKINS, RITCHIE VALENS AND THE BEACH BOYS.  ERSEL HICKEY WROTE AND RECORDED HIS TIMELESS CLASSIC THAT IS MORE POPULAR TODAY THEN IT WAS BACK IN 1958.  ERSEL PASSED AWAY IN JULY OF 2004 AT THE AGE OF 70.

WE ARE PLEASED TO PRESENT ERSEL HICKEY SINGING BOTH SIDES OF HIS EPIC HIT RECORD…A SOLID GOLD CLASSIC FROM “THE GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL”

Bluebirds Over The Mountain

Hangin’ Around

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

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