Lee Rocker on Mountain Stage

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Set List

  • "Runnin' From the Hounds"
  • "Lost on the Highway"
  • "Texarkana to Panama City"
  • "Swing This"
  • "Say When"
  • "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans" (performed by Bob Thompson)

As the original bassist of The Stray Cats, the premier act of the 1980s neo-rockabilly movement, Lee Rocker is arguably one of the people most responsible for the resurgence of the upright bass in roots and Americana music. After The Stray Cats disbanded in the mid-'80s, Rocker and Stray Cats' drummer Slim Jim Phantom enlisted former David Bowie guitarist Earl Slick to form Phantom, Rocker & Slick. Rocker continues to make periodic appearances with the reunited Stray Cats, and tours extensively with his own band. He's recently released a pair of acclaimed albums on Alligator Records, including Black Cat Bone and Racin' the Devil, from which much of his 2006 Mountain Stage set is taken.

Lee Rocker is followed by Mountain Stage pianist Bob Thompson, with a rendition of the Eddie DeLange and Louis Alter standard "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans."



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