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Friday, 25 January 2013


"Chilli Dippin' Mama"

Having played the RAYMOR versions of "Chilli Dippin' Mama", I thought I might put up the other two versions that I have of the song. The earliest version known to me is Vernon Way's. Note that Way's effort is credited to just Stan Shirley. I don't know when HILLBILLY ALL STAR 1306 was issued, but musically it could be anytime between 1948 - 1953. Betty Coral's version is my favourite, partly because of the mention of Gene Autry. Interestingly by the time Betty Coral had recorded the number in 1954, the composer credit was just down to McCollister, no mention of Shirley! There is a version of the song on GOLDENROD 301 by Joyce Poynter, but that one owes more to Rock & Roll than Hillbilly. Although at least Poynter's attempt at the ditty credits both McCollister and Shirley as songwriters

Finally, is there a problem with the DivShare Player? Can you download the mp3's? I had a problem sometime ago, but please let me know if you are having difficulties in downloading the music.


  1. Thank you for all this great stuff.
    No problem with DivShare with or without an account.

  2. Thank you! BTW I use the Download Helper add-on for Mozilla's Firefox browser, and works fine.