Chanteur Rock 'n' Roll US né Husky Jape Richardson, le 24 octobre 1930 à Sabine Pass (Texas). Disc-Jockey sur KTRM de Beaumont (Texas) au début des années cinquante. Il commence à enregistrer sous son vrai nom en 1955 chez Starday, puis Mercury (58), jusqu'au jour où il annonça: "Hello Baby! This Is The Big Bopper", et le pseudonyme lui resta. Chanteur truculent, de bonne humeur, au sens inné du Swing et compositeur de chefs-d'oeuvre, le "Big Bopper" est mort dans un accident d'avion en compagnie de Buddy Holly et de Ritchie Valens, le 3 Février 1959.

Legendary as one of the three rock greats to die in the tragic 1959 Clear Lake, IA, plane crash that also claimed the lives of Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper (born Jiles Perry Richardson) had just established himself as a rock hitmaker with the rollicking "Chantilly Lace." Born in the heart of Texas, Richardson grew up in Beaumont and changed his first name to Jape. He broke into show biz as a DJ over KTRM radio, where he coined the nickname the Big Bopper. He began recording for Mercury in 1957, his animated baritone scaling pop play lists the next year with "Chantilly Lace" — easily his top seller — and the equally raucous novelty "Big Bopper's Wedding." Richardson wrote "White Lightning," a huge country hit for George Jones, and Johnny Preston's number-one smash "Running Bear."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Bopper

Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b-by5e4saI

CRAZY BLUES (1957) (Jape Richardson)

CHANTILLY LACE (1958)

Little Red Riding Hood (1958)

WHITE LIGHTNING (1959)

PINK PETTICOATS (1959)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

11/1957 SP MERCURY / STARDAY 71219x45 (US) . Jape RICHARDSON & The JAPETTS - Crazy Blues / Beggar To A King
05/1958 SP MERCURY 71312x45 (US) . Jape RICHARDSON with The ECHOES - Monkey Song / A Teen-Age Moon
06/1958 SP D 45-1008 (US) . Chantilly Lace / Purple People Eater Meets Witch Doctor
07/1958 SP MERCURY 71343x45 (US)
Chantilly Lace / Purple People Eater Meets Witch Doctor
11/1958 SP MERCURY 71375x45 (US) . Little Red Riding Hood / Big Bopper's Wedding
03/1959 SP MERCURY 71416x45 (US) . Walking Through My Dreams / Someone Watching Over You
03/1959 EP MERCURY 14208 (F) Chantilly Lace / Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor / Big Bopper's Wedding / Little Red Riding Hood
04/1959 SP MERCURY 71451x45 (US) . It's The Truth Ruth / That's What I'm Talking About
07/1959 SP MERCURY 71482x45 (US) . Pink Petticoats / The Clock
1959 EP MERCURY EP 104 (US) Pink Petticoats / Chantilly Lace  / Walking Through My Dreams / Big Bopper's Wedding
1959 EP MERCURY ZEP 10004 (UK)
Chantilly Lace / Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor / Big Bopper's Wedding / Little Red Riding Hood
1959 EP MERCURY ZEP 10027 (UK) It's The Truth Ruth / Walking Through My Dreams / Pink Petticoats / That's What I'm Talking About
1959 SP MERCURY AMT 1002 (F) . Chantilly Lace / Purple Eater Meets The Witch Doctor
1959 SP MERCURY AMT 1017 (F) . Big Bopper's Wedding / Little Red Riding Hood
1960 SP MERCURY 30072 (US) . Chantilly Lace / Big Bopper Weeding
1982 SP ARC 015-82 (NL)

By Request Great Oldies - Chantilly Lace (Big BOPPER) / A Year Ago Tonite (CRESTS)

1982 SP ARC 022-82 (NL) By Request Great Oldies - Little Darlin' (DIAMONDS) / Chantilly Lace (Big BOPPER)
1986 SP ERIC 4104 (US) .

Chantilly Lace (Big BOPPER) / The Purple People Eater (Sheb WOOLEY)

01/2015 SP SLEAZY SR83 (S)

Crazy Blues / White Lightning

Unissued track

195? Unissued track Jape RICHARDSON - Boogie Woogie

Need Info

195? Need info Jape RICHARDSON - Bopper's Boogie Woogie

Albums

02/1959 LP 12" MERCURY MG 20402 (US) CHANTILLY LACE STARRING THE BIG BOPPER : Chantilly Lace / Pink Petticoats / The Clock / Walking Thru My Dreams / Someone Watching Over You / Big Bopper's Wedding / Little Red Riding Hood / Preacher And The Bear / It's The Truth Ruth / White Lightning
1971 LP 12" CONTOUR 6870 531 (UK) CHANTILLY LACE - Chantilly Lace / The Clock / Pink Petticoats / Someone Watching Over You / Old Maid / Big Bopper's Wedding / Little Red Riding Hood / Preacher And The Bear / It's The Truth Ruth / White Lightning
1972 LP 12" PICKWICK SPC 3365 (US) CHANTILLY LACE - Chantilly Lace / Pink Petticoats / Little Red Riding Hood / Someone Watching Over You / Big Bopper's Wedding / Old Maid / It's The Truth Ruth / Preacher And The Bear / White Lightning / The Clock
1980 LP 12" MERCURY  6463057 (US)

CHANTILLY LACE STARRING THE BIG BOPPER - Chantilly Lace / Pink Petticoats / Walking Through My Dream / Old Maid / Big Bopper's Wedding / Little Red Riding Hood / Crazy Blues / Monkey Song (You Made A Monkey Out Of Me) / It's The Truth, Ruth / White Lightning / Preacher and Yhe Bear / Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor

1984 LP 12" STAR 1020 (US) OH BABY THAT'S WHAT I LIKE - Boogie Woogie / Crazy Blues / People Purple Eater / That's What I'm Talking About / Beggar To A King / It's The Truth Ruth / Walking Trough My Dreams / Monkey Song / Teenage Moon / + Ray CAMPI / / + D.DARLENE
1987 LP 12" RHINO R1 70164 (US) HELLOOO BABY ! THE BEST OF THE BIG BOPPER - Chantilly Lace/Big Bopper's Wedding/Little Red Riding Hood/Walking Through My Dreams/Beggar To A King/Crazy Blues/White Lightning//Bopper's Boogie Woogie/That's What I'm Talking About/Pink Petticoats/Monkey Song (You Made A Monkey Out Of Me)/It's The Truth Ruth/Preacher And The Bear/Someone Watching Over You
10/1989 CD RHINO R2 70164 (US) HELLOOO BABY ! THE BEST OF THE BIG BOPPER - Chantilly Lace/Big Bopper's Wedding/Little Red Riding Hood/Walking Through My Dreams/Beggar To A King/Crazy Blues/White Lightning//Bopper's Boogie Woogie/That's What I'm Talking About/Pink Petticoats/Monkey Song (You Made A Monkey Out Of Me)/It's The Truth Ruth/Preacher And The Bear/Someone Watching Over You / Old Maid / Strange Kisses / The Clock / Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor / Teenage Moon (Jape RICHARDSON & ECHOES)
08/1999 CD SPECTRUM ? (UK) THE BEST OF BIG BOPPER - Chantilly Lace / Big Bopper's Wedding / White Lightning / Little Red Riding Hood / Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor / Pink Petticoats / It's The Truth Ruth / Beggar To A King / Crazy Blues / Monkey Song (You Made A Monkey Out Of Me) / Walking Through My Dreams / Preacher And The Bear / That's What I'm Talking About / Old Maid / Strange Kisses / Someone Watching Over You / Teenage Moon
01/2008 CD RECALL RR-08-001 (UK) THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED - IN MEMORY OF THE BIG BOPPER - Newscast Of Planecrash / Three Stars / Chantilli Lace / Big Bopper's Wedding / Little Red Riding Hood / Walkin' Through My Dreams / Pink Petticoats / Purple People Eater Meets TheWitchdoctor / White Lightnin' / Monkey Song / The Preacher And The Bear / Teenage Moon / It's The Truth Ruth / Beggar To A King / Old Maid / Strange Kisses / Crazy Blues / That's What I'm Talking About / The Clock / Bopper's Boogie Woogie / Someone Watching Over You / Someone Watching Over You / Ritchie's Blues / We Belong Together / Rock Around With Ollie Vee / Not Fade Away / Valley Of Tears / Sleepwalk
01/2009 CD El Toro ETCD 1021 (S) Winter Dance Party - 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL - THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED - Think It Over (THE Crickets) / Fool's Paradise (THE Crickets) / Big Bopper's WDP promo / Chantilly Lace (Big BOPPER) / Purple People Eater Meets Witch Doctor (Big BOPPER) / Ritchie Valens' WDP promo / La Bamba (Ritchie VALENS) / Donna (Ritchie VALENS) / Buddy Holly's WDP promo / Heartbeat (Buddy HOLLY) / Well...All Right (Buddy HOLLY) / Monkey Song (You Made A Monkey Out Of Me) (Big BOPPER) / A Teen-Age Moon (In A Rock & Roll World) (Big BOPPER) / Come On, Let's Go (Ritchie VALENS) / Framed (Ritchie VALENS) / Early In The Morning (Buddy HOLLY) / Now We're One (Buddy HOLLY) / Little Red Riding Hood (Big BOPPER) / Big Bopper's Wedding / Big Baby Blues (Ritchie VALENS) / It's So Easy! (THE Crickets) / Lonesome Tears (THE Crickets) / Crazy Blues (Big BOPPER) / Beggar To A King (Big BOPPER) / Fast Freight /(Ritchie VALENS)  Take Your Time (Buddy HOLLY) / Rave On (Buddy HOLLY) / News Of The Crash / News Of The Crash / News Of The Crash
07/2010 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 17109 (GER) HELLOOO BABY! YOU KNOW WHAT I LIKE! - Chantilly Lace / Little Red Riding Hood / Big Bopper's Wedding / Pink Petticoats / Strange Kisses / Preacher And The Bear / It's The Truth Ruth / Walking Through My Dreams / Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor / White Lightning / The Clock / Old Maid / One More Chance / It's The Truth Ruth / Walking Through My Dreams / That's What I'm Talking About / Someone Watching Over You / Monkey Song (You Made A Monkey Out Of Me) / A Teen-Age Moon / Beggar To A King / Crazy Blues / Someone Watching Over You / Bopper's Boogie Woogie / Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor (Gordon RITTER) / Bopper 486009 (Donna DAMERON) / The Man I Met (A Tribute To The Bopper) (Ray CAMPI) / Three Stars (Eddie COCHRAN) / That Makes It (Jane MANSFIELD) / She Giggles (Don TERRY) / Chantilly Lace Cha Cha (Bill KIMBROUGH) / Sweet Lips (Gordon RITTER)
04/2011 CD JASMINE ? (UK) OH BABY THAT'S WHAT I LIKE! - Crazy Blues (Jape RICHARDSON & The JAPETTS) / Beggar To A King (Jape RICHARDSON & The JAPETTS) / Monkey Song (You Made A Monkey Out Of Me) (Jape RICHARDSON with The ECHOES) / A Teenage Moon (In A Rock & Roll World) (Jape RICHARDSON with The ECHOES) / Chantilly Lace / Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor / Big Bopper's Wedding / Little Red Riding Hood / Walking Through My Dreams / Someone Watching Over You / It s The Truth Ruth / That s What I m Talking About / Pink Petticoats / The Clock / Old Maid / Preacher And The Bear / White Lightning / Strange Kisses / Bopper s Boogie Woogie / Wdp Promo / Action Central News Telecast, 3rd February 1959 / News Telecast, 3rd February 1959 / News Broadcast, 3rd February 1959 / Three Stars (Eddie COCHRAN) / Three Stars (Ruby WRIGHT) / White Lightning (George JONES) / Running Bear (Johnny PRESTON) / My Heart Knows (Johnny PRESTON) / Bopper 486609 (Donna DAMERON)
06/2011 CD Hustlerz HUST1009 (UK) The Songs That Inspired A Rock 'n' Roll Generation - Buddy HOLLY - Ritchie Valens - The Big Bopper - Winter Dance Promo (Buddy HOLLY) / Peggy Sue (alternate take) (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / That'll Be The Day (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / Rave On (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / Heartbeat (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / Everyday (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / Oh Boy (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / Maybe Baby (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / Come On Let's Go (Ritchie Valens) / Donna (Ritchie Valens) / Ritchie's Blues (Ritchie Valens) / We Belong Together (Ritchie Valens) / Summertime Blues (Ritchie Valens) / Chantilly Lace (The Big Bopper) / Big Bopper's Wedding (The Big Bopper) / White Lightnin' (The Big Bopper) / Little Red Riding Hood (The Big Bopper) / Crazy Blues (The Big Bopper) / Pink Petticoats (The Big Bopper) / It Doesn't Matter Anymore (Buddy HOLLY) / It's So Easy (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / Early In The Morning (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / Not Fade Away (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / Bo Diddley (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / From Beyond (Ritchie Valens) / La Bamba (Ritchie Valens) / Let's Rock 'n' Roll (Ritchie Valens) / Instrumental 1 (Ritchie Valens) / Instrumental 2 (Ritchie Valens) / Untitled Song (Ritchie Valens) / Malacena Instrumental (Ritchie Valens) / La Bamba (Ritchie Valens)
2011 CD RIVER ? (UK) TOP TEN - Chantilly Lace / That's What I'm Talking About / Big Bopper's Wedding / Litte Red Riding Hood / Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctors / Pink Petticoats / It's The Truth Ruth / Crazy Blues / You Made A Monkey Out Of Me / Walking Through My Dreams
06/2012 2 CD USM Media USMMDCD 012 (UK) My Kind of Music - Long Live Rock 'n' Roll - Buddy HOLLY - Ritchie VALENS - The BIG BOPPER : 
CD 1 : It Doesn't Matter Anymore (Buddy HOLLY) / Peggy Sue (Buddy HOLLY) / That'll Be The Day (Buddy HOLLY) / Raining In My Heart (Buddy HOLLY) / Early In The Morning (Buddy HOLLY) / Heartbeat (Buddy HOLLY) / Oh Boy! (Buddy HOLLY) / Maybe Baby (Buddy HOLLY) / Think It Over (Buddy HOLLY) / Everyday (Buddy HOLLY) / It's So Easy (Buddy HOLLY) / Peggy Sue Got Married (Buddy HOLLY) / Listen To Me (Buddy HOLLY) / Learning The Game (Buddy HOLLY) / Rave On (Buddy HOLLY) / True Love Ways (Buddy HOLLY) / Midnight Shift (Buddy HOLLY) / Ritchie's Blues (Ritchie VALENS) / That's My Little Suzie (Ritchie VALENS) / Air Crash Report, Action Central (News Bulletin Broadcast)
CD 2 : La Bamba (Ritchie VALENS) / Donna (Ritchie VALENS) / Hurry Up (Ritchie VALENS) / Bluebirds Over The Mountain (Ritchie VALENS) / Boney Moronie (Ritchie VALENS) / Rockin' All Night (Ritchie VALENS) / Dooby-Dooby Wah (Ritchie VALENS) / Stay Beside Me (Ritchie VALENS) / Come On, Let's Go (Ritchie VALENS) / Little Girl (Ritchie VALENS) / Let's Rock And Roll (Ritchie VALENS) / Chantilly Lace (The Big Bopper) / Big Bopper's Wedding (The Big Bopper) / Little Red Riding Hood (The Big Bopper) / Preacher And The Bear (The Big Bopper) / A Teenage Moon, In A Rock And Roll World (Jape Richardson And The Echoes) / Someone Watching Over You (The Big Bopper) / Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor (The Big Bopper) / White Lightning (The Big Bopper) / Air Crash Newscast (Broadcast)
2018 3 CD EPM 987008 (F) 3 Février 1959 - The Day The Music Died - Buddy HOLLY - Ritchie VALENS - THE BIG BOPPER :
CD 1 : Ritchie VALENS : La Bamba / In A Turkish Town / Come On Let’s Go / Donna / Bony-Moronie / Ooh My Head / That’s my little Suzie / Bluebird Over The Mountain / Hi-Tone / Framed / We Belong Together / Dooby-Dooby-Wah / Stay Beside Me / Cry, Cry, Cry / Big Baby Blues / Paddiwack Song / My Darling Is Gone / Hurry Up / Little Girl / Now You’re Gone / Fast Freight / Ritchie’s Blues / Rockin' All Night / Malaguena
CD 2 : Buddy HOLLY : Oh Boy / Not Fade Away / You’ve Got Love / Maybe Baby / It’s Too Late / Tell Me How / That’ll Be The Day / I’m Looking For Someone To Love / An Empty Cup (And a Broken Date) / Send Me Some Lovin’ / Last Night / Rock Me Baby / I’m Gonna Love You Too / Peggy Sue / Look At Me / Listen To Me / Valley Of Tears / Ready Teddy / Everyday / Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues Roberts / Words Of Love / Baby I Don’t Care / Rave On / Little Baby
CD 3 : The BIG BOPPER (Jiles Perry Richardson) + Bonus : Chantilly Lace / Big Bopper’s Wedding / Little Red Ridding Hood / Walking Though My Dreams / Beggar To A King / White Lightnin’ / Pink Petticoats / Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor / That’s What I’m Talking About / The Clock / It's The Truth Ruth / Monkey Song (You Made A Monkey Out Of Me) / Preacher And The Bear / Teenage Moon / BONUS : Annonce du Winter Dance Party : Ritchie Valens / Annonce du crash : WNOB Radio, New Orleans, Louisianne / Annonce du crash : Kll Radio, Lubbock, Texas / Annonce du crash : Kglo Radio, Mason City, Iowa / Ritchie Valens : La Bamba : Histoire de Ritchie Valens / Ritchie Valens : La Bamba - (Concert à Païcoma Jr - Los Angeles - Document rare) / Ritchie VALENS : Summertime Blues / Ritchie VALENS : From Beyond

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