Chanteur Rockabilly US né le 18 Août 1939 à Huckaby (Texas). Huelyn Duvall a enregistré à la fin des années cinquante pour Challenge (57-60), Starfire (59) et Twinkle Records (60?).

This Texas rockabilly dude got his first guitar when he was 14. It was the early '50s, and most of the songs on local radio were country music. Duvall graduated from high school in the exciting town of Huckabay, his rank among the school's total population of 300 unknown. What Huckabay might have lacked in exciting musical prospects was more than made up for in nearby Stephenville, a dairy town of about 10,000 people at the time, and the unlikely location of a tape recorder that would be used to record primitive examples of rockabilly and rock & roll. By the mid-'50s, Duvall was feeling the influence of new artists such as Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and others. He met older lead guitarist Lonnie Thompson in 1956; they started playing together, a classic case of the older, college kid leading the high school lad astray. They began recording at the facilities of a local radio station, the goal being to record enough songs on a given weekend to have a new song for the station to play on each day of the following week. They liked doing it, and each weekend would start the whole process over again. It was a demonstration of productivity that has been matched only by perhaps the pop group They Might Be Giants with their "Dial-A-Song" project, or the efforts of studio musicians who cook up tracks based on poetry submitted by mail-order customers. There was also a similarity with the early recordings of fellow Texan Ernest Tubb, who had also started out backed by only lead guitar. It was one of Duvall's bosses at the dairy farm where he worked that suggested a slap bass would improve the duo's sound, and a drummer joined shortly thereafter. Anyone who couldn't get enough of Lonnie Thompson soon found to their unbridled delight that his twin brother Johnny Thompson had further filled out the instrumental lineup by coming on rhythm guitar.
In 1957, the group did a full round of high schools, colleges, radio stations, theaters, and sock hops. Gigs at the Majestic Theatre in Ft. Worth or the Cowtown Hoedown in Dallas are legendary; one can't even imagine how raucous these places must have been without possibly corrupting the imagination permanently. It was literally an open battle to play forbidden rock & roll at the Cowtown Hoedown, although, of course, country was okay. As the legend goes, one packed night, Duvall told the band to rock the house. Luckily, the enthusiastic crowd response prevented the management from taking reprisals. Danny Wolfe came on the scene as a collaborating singer and songwriter in the summer of 1957, helping to put together material for recording session with Challenge. The label's name sounds like the ultimate summation of the indie record business, but it was actually owned by mild-mannered cowboy star Gene Autry. Duvall's sessions were taped at the wonderful studio of Owen Bradley in Nashville, meaning he was benefiting from the same recording genius behind the classic Patsy Cline sides. Tracks cut included the under-developed "Teen Queen," the indecisive "Comin' or Goin'," the explosive "Boom Boom Baby," and "Pucker Paint," an ode to lipstick whose title is best announced through a serious windscreen. Duvall could also brag about the session players on board, including lead guitarist Grady Martin, pianist Floyd Cramer, and Buddy Harmon. Like most country artists of that era, he also turned around in the studio at one point to see the Jordanaires preparing for their background Vocals entrance. Yet, he was actually totally peeved that he was not allowed to use his own band, and thereby prevented from rocking out. This was a major disappointment for Duvall's combo, the Troublesome Three, who never played together again after that.
The following year, he again took the recording Challenge, this time at Goldstar Studios in Hollywood, quite a rockabilly haunt. He cut a classic version of "Fools Hall of Fame," a song that was also recorded by Johnny Paycheck and George Jones, as well as the economic "Friday Night on a Dollar Bill." It was during this period that Duvall claims to have sat in on sessions for the instrumental "Tequila!," and claims to have provided some of the Vocals "oohs" and "ahs." It was this record that was a huge hit, not Duvall's releases. His career went into a weird stalemate, Challenge not only refusing to promote his records, but barring him from taking other recording offers. He was allowed to sign an acting contract with Republic, but the low-budget studio never actually asked him to appear in a picture. By the early '60s, Duvall and Thompson were still playing regularly, but only regionally. From 1962 through 1969, Duvall worked with computers in Houston and also attended the university there. He named his daughter Leah after a Roy Orbison song. He continued in the computer field, until the mid-'80s with the resurgence in original rockabilly artists. Duvall began performing again in 1985, with a gig in Eindoven, Holland, followed by an extremely successful show at the Mean Fiddler in London.

http://www.huelynduvall.com

http://www.rockabillyhall.com/HuelynDuvall.html

Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll

https://youtu.be/77oZYH6RVJs

COMIN' OR GOIN' (1957)

TEEN QUEEN (1957)

THREE MONTHS TO KILL (1958)

JULIET (1958)

BOOM BOOM BABY (1960)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

12/1957 SP CHALLENGE CH-1012 (US) Comin' Or Goin' / Teen Queen
04/1958 SP CHALLENGE 59002 (US) Hum-Dinger / You Knock Me Out
06/1958 SP CHALLENGE 59014 (US) Three Months To Kill / Little Boy Blue
10/1958 SP CHALLENGE 59025 (US) Juliet / Friday Night On A Dollar Bill
05/1959 SP STARFIRE 600 (US) HUELYN DUVAL - It's No Wonder / Across The Aisle
1959 SP TWINKLE 506 (US) Beautiful Dreamer / Tear Stained Letters
03/1960 SP CHALLENGE 59069 (US) Pucker Paint / Boom Boom Baby



Unissued Tracks

1958 CHALLENGE unissued - (Bear Family LP 15200 (#11) / Brazos Valley CD 3030 (#11) / Sundazed LP 5019 (#7) / Sundazed CD 6083 (#7)) Fools Hall Of Fame [vers. 1]
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8923 (#16)) Be-Bop-A-Lula
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8864 (#5)) Beautiful Dreamer [alt. vers.]
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8864 (#3)) Blue Eyed Baby
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8880 (#4)) Blue Lotta Blue (Huelyn DUVALL & The TIGHT STRINGS)
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8923 (#11)) Brown Eyes
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8923 (#13)) Can't Go Away
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8864 (#9)) Comin' Or Goin' [alt. vers.]
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8864 (#13)) Does She Love Me
19?? Unissued - (Collector CD 4415 (#10)) Double Talk 'n Baby [alt. vers.]
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8864 (#8) / White Label LP 8864 (#14)) Double Talkin' Baby
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8923 (#10)) Friday Night On A Dollar Bill [alt. vers.]
19?? Unissued - (Collector CD 4415 (#22) / White Label LP 8880 (#10) / Zomboco CD 1 (#8)) Got A Little Girl [vers. 2] (Huelyn DUVALL & STUDIO BAND)
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8880 (#13)) Got A Little Girl [vers. 8] (Huelyn DUVALL & STUDIO BAND)
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8923 (#9)) Hey Brutus
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8923 (#14)) Hum-Dinger [alt. vers. 2]
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8864 (#11)) Hum-Dinger [alt. vers.]
19?? Unissued - (Collector CD 4415 (#2)) It's No Wonder [alt. vers. 1]
19?? Unissued - (Collector CD 4415 (#18)) It's No Wonder [alt. vers. 2]
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8880 (#11)) It's No Wonder [alt. vers. 3] (Huelyn DUVALL & The TIGHT STRINGS)
19?? Unissued - (Collector CD 4415 (#12)) Juliet [alt. vers. 1]
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8880 (#2)) Juliet [alt. vers. 2] (Huelyn DUVALL & The TIGHT STRINGS)
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8880 (#17)) Just Again (instr.) (Huelyn DUVALL & Danny WOLFE)
19?? Unissued - (Collector CD 4415 (#16) / White Label LP 8864 (#2)) Just Me And You Baby
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8864 (#1)) Life Begins At 4 O'clock
19?? Unissued - (Collector CD 4415 (#5) / Lucky CD 502 (#7)) Life Begins At Four O'Clock [alt. vers.]
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8880 (#15)) Little Boy Blue [alt. vers.] (Huelyn DUVALL & The TIGHT STRINGS)
19?? Unissued - (Collector CD 4415 (#8) / White Label LP 8864 (#7)) Lonely
19?? Unissued - (Collector CD 4415 (#4) / White Label LP 8863 (#10)) Modern Romance
19?? Unissued - (Collector CD 4415 (#20) / White Label LP 8880 (#3)) My Girl (Huelyn DUVALL & STUDIO BAND)
19?? Unissued - (Collector CD 4415 (#17)) Pickin' Over You
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8880 (#9)) Remember Last Night
19?? Unissued - (Collector CD 4415 (#24)) Rockin' And Warmin' Up (instr.)
19?? Unissued - (Collector CD 4415 (#9)) Rockin' Fun (instr.)
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8880 (#8)) Rocking And Rehearsing (instr.) (Huelyn DUVALL & STUDIO BAND)
19?? Unissued - (Collector CD 4415 (#6) / Magnum Force LP 069 (#12) / White Label LP 8864 (#4) / White Label LP 8880 (#7)) So Help Me Gal
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8880 (#5)) Still Going (instr.) (Huelyn DUVALL & STUDIO BAND)
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8923 (#12)) Teen Queen [alt. vers. 2]
19?? Unissued - (Bear Family LP 15200 (#7) / Sundazed LP 5019 (#13) / Sundazed CD 6083 (#13) / White Label LP 8864 (#10)) Teen Queen [alt. vers.]
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8923 (#15)) These Children
19?? Unissued - (Collector CD 4415 (#1)) Three Months To Kill [alt. vers. 1]
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8880 (#1)) Three Months To Kill [alt. vers. 2] (Huelyn DUVALL & The TIGHT STRINGS)
19?? Unissued - (Collector CD 4415 (#25) / White Label LP 8880 (#14)) When The Party's Over (Huelyn DUVALL & The TIGHT STRINGS)
19?? Unissued - (Collector CD 4415 (#13) / White Label LP 8864 (#6)) Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8880 (#6)) Why Tell Me Baby (Huelyn DUVALL & Johnny DUNCAN)
19?? Unissued - (White Label LP 8880 (#16)) You And Me (instr.) (Huelyn DUVALL & Danny WOLFE)

Need Infos

19?? Need info - (Collector CD 4415 (#15)) Blue Eyed Sally
19?? Need info - (Collector CD 4415 (#7) / Shimmy CD 101 (#24) / White Label LP 8863 (#8)) Let's Make A Block
19?? Need info - (Club LP 023 (#15) / White Label LP 8880 (#12) / Zomboco CD 1 (#9)) More Now (instr.) (Huelyn DUVALL & Danny WOLFE)

Albums

1983 LP 12" WHITE LABEL WLP 8864 (NL) RARE ORIGINAL 50'S RECORDINGS - HUELYN DUVALL & THE TIGHT STRINGS - Life Begins At 4 O'Clock / Just Me And You, Baby / Blue Eyed Baby / So Help Me Gal / Beautiful Dreamer / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (prev. unissued) / Lonely / Double Talkin' Baby (take 1) / Comin' Or Goin' / Hum-Dinger / Susie's House / Does She Love Me / Double Talkin' Baby
1984 LP 12" WHITE LABEL WLP 8880 (NL) MORE HUELYN DUVALL - Three Months To Kill / Juliet/My Girl / Blue Lotta Blue / Why Tell Me Baby / So Help Me Gal / Rocking And Rehearsing / Remember Last Night / Got A Little Girl (take 2) / It's No Wonder (alt. version 1) / When The Party's Over / Little Boy Blue
1987 LP 12" WHITE LABEL WLP 8923 (NL) YESTERDAY AND TODAY - It's No Wonder / Got A Little Girl (take 2) / Blue Lotta Blue / Susie's House / Party Doll / Lawdy Miss Claudie / Pucker Paint / Lotta Lovin' / Hey Brutus / Friday Night On A Dollar Bill / Brown Eyes / Teen Queen / Can't Go Away / Hum-Dinger / These Children / Be-Bop-A-Lula
1987 LP 12" BEAR FAMILY BFX 15200 (GER) THE CHALLENGE MASTERS - Comin' Or Goin' / Boom Boom Baby / Pucker Paint / Juliet / Friday Night On A Dollar Bill / You Knock Me Out / Teen Queen (alt. version) / Teen Queen / Three Months To Kill / Hum-Dinger / Fools Hall Of Fame (version 1) / Fools Hall Of Fame (version 2) / Little Boy Blue / Fool's Hall Of Fame (Danny WOLFE)
1993 CD COLLECTOR CLCD 4415 (NL) THREE MONTHS TO KILL - Three Months To Kill (alt. version) / It's No Wonder (alt. version 1) / Hum-Dinger / Modern Romance (prev. unissued) / Life Begins At Four O'Clock (alt. version) / So Help Me Gal / Let's Make A Block (prev. unissued) / Lonely / Rockin' Fun (prev. unissued instrumental) / Double Talk'n Baby (alt. version) / Comin' Or Goin' / Juliet (alt. version) / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Teen Queen / Blue Eyed Sally (prev. unissued) / Just Me And You Baby / Pickin' Over You (prev. unissued) / It's No Wonder (alt. version 2) / Susie's House / My Girl / Blue Lotta Blue / Got A Little Girl (prev. unissued take 2) / Friday Night On A Dollar Bill / Rockin' And Warmin' Up (instrumental) / When The Party's Over
04/1996 LP 12" SUNDAZED LP 5019 (US) IS YOU OR IS YOU AIN'T? - Pucker Paint / Teen Queen / Juliet / Little Boy Blue / Comin' Or Goin' / Boom Boom Baby / Fools Hall Of Fame / Friday Night On A Dollar Bill / Three Months To Kill / Hum-m-m-Dinger / You Knock Me Out / Fools Hall Of Fame (alt. version) / Teen Queen (alt. version)
04/1996 CD SUNDAZED SC 6083 (US) IS YOU OR IS YOU AIN'T? - Pucker Paint / Teen Queen / Juliet / Little Boy Blue / Comin' Or Goin' / Boom Boom Baby / Fools Hall Of Fame / Friday Night On A Dollar Bill / Three Months To Kill / Hum-M-M-Dinger / You Knock Me Out / Fools Hall Of Fame (alt. version) / Teen Queen (alt. version)
04/2003 CD BRAZOS VALLEY BV 3020 (US) SHE'S MY BABY - She's My Baby / Face To Face / Magic Spell / My Love / It Wasn't Me / Surrounded / I Love Her So / Let's Make A Block / Does She Love Me / Hey Brutus  (new recordings)
04/2003 CD BRAZOS VALLEY BV 3030 (US) THE BEST OF HUELYN DUVALL FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES, 1957-1958 - Three Months To Kill / Little Boy Blue / Teen Queen / Comin' Or Goin' / Boom Boom Baby / Pucker Paint / Juliet / Friday Night On A Dollar Bill / Hum-m-m-m-Dinger / You Knock Me Out / Fool's Hall Of Fame (version 1) / It's No Wonder / Susie's House (prev. unissued)
11/2003 CD RHYTHM BOMB RBR 5603 (GER) RAMBLIN' & BOPPIN' - Daddy's Little Baby / I Got Rock n' Roll / A Teen's Way / It All Depends / Blue Eyed Sally / By And By / So Help Me Gal / My Destiny / Tell Me Why / Play It By The Rule / They Aint Close To You / Pitter Patter / I've Been Thinking / Matador / A Fool Such As I / My Girl (Wears Long Hair) / When The Party Is Over / There You Go / My Bucket's Got A Hole In It  (new recordings)
04/2008 CD GOOFIN GRCD-6131 (FIN) GET CARRIED AWAY - HUELYN DUVALL WITH WILDFIRE WILLIE & THE RAMBLERS - Hillbilly Rock / Get Carried Away / Feel Like Rockin' - Hurtin' Inside / Cradle Baby / Every Time I'm Kissing You / Start All Over Again / What In The World / No Other Baby - You Got Me Shook / All Fogged Up / Anything That's Part Of You / If Teardrops Were Pennies

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