Recorded in 1977,and now for the first time available today at MID PRICE by this forgotten guitar maestro
ROCKY HILL brother of ZZ TOPS DUSTY HILL was tipped for the big time way back in the 70’s. His first band AMERICAN BLUES with FRANK BEARD and his brother DUSTY served as a backing band to such blues legends as JIMMY REED and FREDDIE KING
When his brother and Frank moved to Houston and joined up with BILLY GIBBON,ZZ TOP was born. Rocky went on to play with LIGHTNING HOPKINS as well as forming and touring with a number of Texas bands. It was then that these recordings were made, produced by JOHN LOMAX .
Despite a couple of album releases in the 80’s ROCKY’S career never took off partly due to his long battle with drink and drugs.
“People need to know this was a guy that could outplay the best of em” BILLY GIBBONS
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