Memphis Rockabilly Band

Memphis Rockabilly Band


Authentic Memphis style rockabilly, 60's surf instrumentals, blues and rock & roll.


The Memphis Rockabilly Band was formed by Jeff Spencer and Bill Coover in 1978. The band quickly became one of the most popular bands in Boston and New England, as well as other destinations up and down the east coast. MRB traveled to Europe in 1981 and 1982 and recorded for France’s Big Beat Records. The band also released an album on Blind Pig Records in 1986.

Between 1979 and 1989, MRB was privileged to play with artists such as Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Delbert McClinton, Roomful of Blues, Duke Robillard, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Link Wray, Jack Scott, The Persuasions, Etta James and others. Carl Perkins called them “the best rockabilly band I have ever seen.”

Jeff Spencer and Bill Coover again teamed up in 2005 to create a new incarnation of The Memphis Rockabilly Band. The band now includes bassist Paul Justice and drummer Alan Sheinfeld.

Memphis Rockabilly Band has returned to Europe after a 23-year absence, playing to crowds of adoring fans, and establishing itself at the forefront of the American roots music scene in Europe.

As in the past, the band’s repertoire includes original and cover songs drawn from rockabilly, surf instrumentals, blues, rock & roll, hillbilly and rhythm and blues. Memphis Rockabilly Band has always been known as a great dance band that tries to keep 'em on the dance floor and has been a favorite of swing dancers.


The Man Who Can Do No Right

Written By: Jeff Spencer

I’m the man who can do no right
Though I try, try & try with all my might
No matter what I do, it’s not good enough for you
I’m the man who can do no right

I once was the man who could do no wrong
You said I was handsome and so strong
But now you get piqued if I leave up the seat
I’m the man who can do no right

I worked and slaved for you both night & day
I came straight home with all my pay
I never got any thanks
I guess I’m shooting blanks
I’m the man who can do no right

Bridge: I cooked and cleaned and put away the dishes
I thought I had fulfilled all your wishes
Though I always try my best, I never meet success
I’m the man who can do no right

You men may think your love’s immune
But soon you’ll sing a different tune
She’s gonna change her mind, and then you will find
You’re the man who can do no right


Currently 2 CDs on Big Beat Records (France)
Available online at iTunes, Rhapsody and others.

Records released on Big beat in 1981, 1983.
One album on Blind Pig in 1986.

Set List

Set times vary as needed. Usually 3X50 minutes.
Originals plus cover music from circa 1954-1964.
Mostly uptempo with scattered slow songs.