Green, Joyce

Joyce Green’s only surviving recording, “Black Cadillac” b/w “Tomorrow,” is a cult favorite among modern-day rockabilly fans. The song, attributed to Green on the label, depicts a jilted lover fantasizing about murdering her lover with a pistol and putting him in a “black cadillac.” Secondary sources indicate that Green was from Alabama and was born in 1940.

“Black Cadillac” / “Tomorrow.” Vaden 45-112 (1959).

Bo Berglind and Tony Wilkinson, “Joyce Green” (accessed 4 June 2018).

Max Décharné, A Rocket in My Pocket: The Hipster’s Guide to Rockabilly Music (London: Profile Books, 2010), 146.

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