Chanteur et acteur Country US né Jerry Bisceglia, le 17 Janvier 1910 à Harrison (New York). Tex Fletcher est décédé le 14 Mars 1987.

born Jerry Bisceglia, January 17, 1910, Harrison, New York, USA, d. 1986. A fine singer/yodeller and left-handed guitarist, although little is known of his early life. He probably made his debut as an entertainer withBuffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. He worked briefly as a cowboy and sang on radio in Yankton, South Dakota, which probably led to later claims being made that he originated from that state. He spent most of his time in New York and between November 1936 and June 1937, he recorded 13 sides there for Decca, including two duets with Joe Rogers. He made 10 further recordings, this time with his Lonely Cowboys, between October 1937 and February 1938. The material varied from standard cowboy ballads (‘The Zebra Dun’) and family songs (‘A Song For Mother’) to the popular ‘I Get The Blues When It Rains’ and the strangely titled ‘Meet Me Tonight In The Cowshed’. His Hollywood success consisted of a few musical shorts and his claim to being a singing cowboy was confined to a single starring role, in 1939, inSix Gun Rhythm. Grand National Pictures closed just as it was released and he was left to promote his film himself. He was drafted for army service during World War II, which prevented him from moving to another studio to continue his singing cowboy career. After his discharge, he returned to New York and for many years, he was popular as The Lonely Cowboy, on WOR radio.

During the 50s and 60s, he also appeared fairly regularly on television. He published two songbooks and made countless personal appearances. Copies of his recordings, originally released on both Decca and Montgomery Ward, are rare, but ‘The Yodelling Cowboy’s Last Song’ appears on MCA’sCowboy Image compilation.

Talents : Vocals, Guitar, Actor

Style musical : Traditional Country, Western Swing, Yodel

Shine On, Rocky Mountain Moonlight (1938)

OL' JOE CKARK (195?)

CINDY (195?)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., single & EP

12/1936 78 t. DECCA 5300 (US) . The Border Affair / I’m Goin‘ Back To Red River Valley
12/1936 78 t. DECCA 5302 (US) . Ridge Running Roan / The Zebra Dun
01/1937 78 t. DECCA 5312 (US) . I’m Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Still Thers Spark Of Love
03/1937 78 t. DECCA 5332 (US) . I Lost My Love In The Ohio Flood / A Song For Mother
1937 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD M-8010 (US) . Tack FOSTER - I Lost My Love In The Ohio Flood / A Song For Mother
1937 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD M-8011 (US) . Tack FOSTER - I’m Goin‘ Back To Red River Valley / I’m Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail
06/1937 78 t. DECCA 5391 (US) . Mistook In The Woman I Love / The Poor Blind Girl
07/1937 78 t. DECCA 5403 (US) . Tex FLETCHER & Joe ROGERS - Seven More Days / The Girl In The Blue Velvet Band
1937 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD M-8027 (US) . Tex FLETCHER & Joe ROGERS - Seven More Days / The Girl In The Blue Velvet Band
10/1937 78 t. DECCA 5441 (US) . Tex FLETCHER LONELY COWBOYS - My Old Dog And Me / Wondering
1937 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD M-8027 (US) . Tex FLETCHER LONELY COWBOYS - My Old Dog And Me / Wondering
11/1937 78 t. DECCA 5450 (US) . Yodel Lady / Little Sweetheart Of The Ozarks
03/1938 78 t. DECCA 5489 (US) . Ain’t She Sweet / Shine On, Rocky Mountain Moonlight
03/1938 78 t. DECCA 5500 (US) . Meet Me Tonight In The Cowshed / Down On The Old Plantation
05/1938 78 t. DECCA 5520 (US) . I Get The Blues When It Rains / Highways Are Happy Ways (When They Lead The Way To Home)
1967 SP JOSIE 45-970 (US) . Thank You Baby / Walk On Out
01/1970 SP DAKOTA No 2 (US) Tex FLETCHER & Kit STEWART - Birthday Party / My Valentine / That Wonderful Mother Of Mine / Independence Day

Albums

1956 LP 10" Waldorf Music Hall MF33-169 (US) Western Roundup - You Don't Know What Lonesome Is / Wabash Cannon Ball / I Wish I Had Never Seen Sunshine / Born To Lose / Grand River Waltz / Sweethearts Or Strangers You Don't Know What Lonesome Is / Wabash Cannon Ball / I Wish I Had Never Seen Sunshine / Born To Lose / Grand River Waltz / Sweethearts Or Strangers
1957 LP 12" GRAND AWARD GA-33-350 (US) RODEO - Rosalie ALLEN & Tex FLETCHER - Columbus Stockade Blues (Rosalie ALLEN) / My Adobe Hacienda (Rosalie ALLEN) / I'll Keep Loving You (Rosalie ALLEN) / Ding Dong Polka (Rosalie ALLEN) / Jealous Heart (Rosalie ALLEN) / Your Cheating Heart (Rosalie ALLEN) / You Don't Know What Lonesome Is (Tex FLETCHER)  Wabash Cannon Ball (Tex FLETCHER) / I Wish I Had Never Seen Sunshine (Tex FLETCHER) / Born To Lose (Tex FLETCHER) / Grand River Waltz (Tex FLETCHER) / Sweethearts Or Strangers (Tex FLETCHER)
195? LP 12" SESAC A 43/44 (US) Riding The Range - Casey Jones / I’d Like To Be In Texas / Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad / Cowboy’s Dream / Under The Double Eagle / Cowboy Jack / The Midnight Special / Arkansas Polka / Chopo My Pony / Ol’ Joe Clark / Cindy / Speed The Plow / Cowboy’s Lament / The Old Grey Mare
2007 CD And More Bears AMB 90005 (GER) Riding The Range - Casey Jones / I’d Like To Be In Texas / Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad / Cowboy’s Dream / Under The Double Eagle / Cowboy Jack / The Midnight Special / Arkansas Polka / Chopo My Pony / Ol’ Joe Clark / Cindy / Speed The Plow / Cowboy’s Lament / The Old Grey Mare
2008 CD BACM CD D 241 (UK) The Lonely Cowboy - COMPLETE DECCA RECORDINGS - I'm Going Back To Red River Valley / Border Affair / Ridge Runnin' Roan / Zebra Dun / I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Still There's A Spark Of Love / I Lost My Love In The Ohio Flood / A Song For Mother / Mistook In The Woman I Love / Poor Blind Child / Seven More Days / The Girl In Blue Velvet Band / Wondering / My Old Dog And Me / Little Sweetheart Of The Ozarks / Yodel Lady / Shine On Rocky Mountain Moonlight / Ain't She Sweet / Meet Me Tonight In The Cowshed / Down On The Old Plantation / Highways Are Happy Ways / I Get The Blues When It Rains

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