Chanteur Rockabilly US né Joseph Deckelman, le 1er Septembre 1933 à Harrisburg (Arkansas). Sonny Deckelman a enregistré chez Van-Deck et Reka Records, deux labels de l'Arkansas. Il est décédé en 2016.

Rockabilly cat Joseph "Sonny" Deckelman was born September 1, 1933, in Harrisburg, AR. After entering the U.S. Air Force at 17, he began singing and playing guitar while stationed in France, and upon returning stateside in 1954 became a fixture of the Memphis music scene. Despite his Memphis connections a record deal was not forthcoming, and in 1958 Deckelman even relocated to California to jump-start his career. Homesick, he returned three months later, soon forming his own band, the Bop Kings. Finally, in 1959 Deckelman founded his own Van-Deck label to release his debut single, "I've Got Love." The record was a local hit and the Jonesboro imprint agreed to release its superior follow-up, "Born to Lose." He did not resurface on vinyl until 1961, issuing "Just One More Time" on Van-Deck. The self-released "Lonely Street" did not follow for three years, but earned significant airplay in the Memphis area. Despite rockabilly's diminished commercial appeal, Deckelman continued recording in relative obscurity for the remainder of the 1960s. His other Van-Deck efforts include "I'll Be Alright," "Even the Bad Times Are Good," and an excellent cover of Charlie Rich's "Lonely Weekends." During the early '70s, he also served as a staff producer at Monument Records. Sonny Deckelman passed away in 2016.

Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll

I'VE GOT LOVE (1959)





Years in activity :

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08/1959 SP VAN-DECK 100 (US) Sonny DECKELMAN & The BLUE NOTES - I've Got Love / Man With Two Loves
1959 ? SP VAN-DECK 105 (US) Billy Boy / Lonely Street
12/1959 SP REKA 296 (US) Born To Lose / After You're Gone
05/1961 SP VAN-DECK 750 (US) Sonny DECKELMAN & The BLUE NOTES - It's A Lonely World / Just One More Time
196? SP VAN-DECK 110 (US) I'll Be Alright / Two More Ways To Go
196? SP VAN-DECK 111 (US) Even The Bad Times Are Good / Endlessly
196? SP VAN-DECK VDS 122 (US) Sonny DECKELMAN / Music by The SABERS - Lonely Weekends / I'll Be Allright


2003 CD VAN DECK 001 (US) I'VE GOT LOVE - Endlessly / Lonely Street / Billy Boy / Even The Bad Times Are Good / Two More Ways To Go / I'll Be Alright / I've Got Love / Born To Lose / After You're Gone / It's A Lonely World / Man With Two Loves / Just One More Time / Lonely Weekends

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