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Sleepy LaBeef: Rockabilly's Tower Of Power

Martin Hawkins, Melody Maker, 5 May 1979

IF WALT DISNEY had decided to make an animated cartoon of the rock 'n' roll story he would have needed a rockabilly character, and I can imagine that the end result would probably have resembled a caricature of Thomas Paulsley LaBeef. And if Walt had looked for a strange name to go with that man-mountain frame, with its inscrutable face, phenomenally large eyelids and amazing baritone voice, he would surely have chosen "Sleepy LaBeef."

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