listening to Kelvin Henderson's "My Kind Of
Country"on the Beeb he played a track titled "Rag Time Cowboy Joe" by
a band called the Hill-Billies , this track was recorded around 1935
approximately, he thinks. Kelvin knew nothing of their background and
requested information if possible, so there you are folks, over to
All info gratefully received
All the replies about Al Hopkins's group are irrelevant. The Hill Billies you heard are almost certainly the English-based group of that name who recorded prolifically for the Regal-Zonophone label during the '30s. They were professional musicians who formed a hillbilly act to cash in on the popularity of Carson Robison's Pioneers and other US bands that had been heard in the UK on records and/or radio.