Chanteur Rockabilly US né Orin Glenn Troutman, le 24 Octobre 1934 à Joplin (Missouri). Glen Glenn a débuté en 1954 en compagnie du guitariste Gary Lambert sous le nom des "Missouri Mountain Boys". En 1958, Glen enregistre au célèbre Goldstar Studio d'Hollywood (Californie) un premier single qui sortira sur Era Records. Ensuite il passera chez Dore où il continuera sa carrière jusqu'en 1964 et désenchanté, Glen quittera la scène pour vivre avec sa famille dans le sud de la Californie. Il réenregistrera en 1982, en compagnie de Gary Lambert.

While he never gained the same fame and public recognition as such fellow West Coast rockabilly pioneers as Eddie Cochran and Ricky Nelson, Glen Glenn's talent far outweighed his luck in the music business, and his classic sides have become the stuff of legend among rockabilly fans as well as such roots rock giants as Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan, all of whom have covered his tunes on-stage.
Glenn was born as Orin Glenn Troutman on October 24, 1934, in Joplin, MO. Troutman was raised on the classic traditional country sounds of the deep South (and was related to Porter Wagoner by marriage), and when his family relocated to San Dimas, CA, in 1948, his enthusiasm for classic country and Western swing sounds continued to grow. By the time he was 17, Troutman had bought a guitar and had started jamming with Gary Lambert, a gifted guitar picker who went to the same high school as Troutman and had also started listening to the new R&B sounds which were pouring into California's airwaves. Troutman and Lambert formed a country duo called the Missouri Mountain Boys, and they began making the rounds of Los Angeles's country bars, with Troutman dropping out of high school to devote himself to music full time.
Eventually, Troutman and Lambert landed a regular spot on a local television show devoted to country music, where they made friends with another local artist with a distinctive style, Eddie Cochran. Lambert cuts some demos with Cochran, and Troutman was strongly influenced by Cochran's blend of country twang and R&B rhythm. Soon Troutman was dropping R&B and rockin' country tunes into their sets, and after editing his name to Glen Trout, he began touring steadily and cutting demos for a variety of labels, mostly with but occasionally without Lambert. In late 1957, Troutman finally landed a deal with L.A.'s ERA Records, and in January of 1958 his first single was released, the superb "Everybody's Rockin'" backed with "I'm Glad My Baby's Gone." However, Troutman soon received two less-than-welcome surprises -- without consulting him, ERA has bestowed a new stage name on him, Glen Glenn, and the rising star received his draft notice in the mail. (Lambert was also drafted around the same time.) While ERA continued to release material on Glenn, with the artist unable to promote the records, most received little notice, and while rockabilly collectors would later regard such sides as "Blue Jeans and a Boy's Shirt," "One Cup of Coffee," and "Laurie Ann" as classics, outside of California they fell upon deaf ears.
When Troutman and Lambert were discharged from the Army in 1960, they attempted to pick up their careers where they left off, but by that time rockabilly had fallen out of favor and ERA had moved Glenn to their subsidiary label Dore Records, where they tried to polish him into a well-scrubbed pop crooner. While the results weren't as dire as one might fear, the records didn't sell especially well, and Troutman dropped out of music full-time shortly afterward, though both he and Lambert continued to perform on weekends. A country side Troutman and Lambert cut in 1961 found belated release in 1964, which would have marked the end of Glenn's recording career if a British label hadn't released a compilation of his rare rockabilly material in 1977. Like many lesser-known American rockabillies, Glenn soon developed a passionate following in the U.K., and in 1984 Troutman cut a new Glenn album with Lambert for the Ace label. Since them, Glenn has become a regular fixture on the California club scene, and stages occasional European tours.

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Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll

EVERYBODY'S MOVIN' (1958)

LAURIE ANN (1958)

BLUE JEANS AND A BOYS SHIRT (1958)

HOLD ME BABY (1958) (unissued)

GOOFIN' AROUND (1959)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

03/1958 SP ERA 45-1061 (US) . Everybody's Movin' / I'm Glad My Baby's Gone
06/1958 SP ERA 45-1074 (US) . One Cup Of Coffee  / Laurie Ann
11/1958 SP ERA 45-1086 (US) . Blue Jeans And A Boys Shirt / Would Ja'
06/1959 SP DORE 523 (US) . Goofin' Around / Susie Green From Abilene
09/1964 SP DORE 717 (US) . Glen TROUT - I'll Never Stop Loving You / I Didn't Have The Sense To Go
1975 SP DORE 914 (US) .

Laurie Ann / Blue Jeans And A Boy's Shirt

2012 SP BUCKSHOT BUCK-7001 (US) My Eyes Are Open (But There Ain't Nobody Home) (Big SANDY & Glen GLENN with The Fly-rite Boys) / Girl At The Bar (Big SANDY & The Fly-rite Boys)


Live Performances

19?? Live - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#34) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#34)) Red Headed Stranger
19?? Live - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#35) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#35)) Show Me The Way To Go Home
19?? Live - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#29) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#29)) Dim Lights, Thick Smoke
19?? Live - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#26)/ Stomper Time CD 4 (#26)) Hey Ma, Hey Pa
19?? Live - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#30) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#30)) I'm Alone Because I Love You
19?? Live - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#32) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#32)) If You Tried As Hard To Love Me
19?? Live - (Bear Family CD 16671 (#12) / Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#27) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#27) / Stomper Time 10 5 (#6)) Jack And Jill Boogie
19?? Live - (Bear Family CD 16671 (#17) / Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#31) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#31) / Stomper Time 10 5 (#14)) John Henry
19?? Live - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#33) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#33)) Talk To Your Heart
19?? Live - (Bear Family CD 16671 (#15) / Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#28) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#28) / Stomper Time 10 5 (#13)) That's Alright Mama
19?? Live - (Ace LP 57 (#9) / Ace CD 403 (#9)) Shake, Rattle & Roll
19?? Live - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#25) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#25)) There She Goes
19?? Live - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#5) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#5) / Sunjay LP 572 (#15)) Baby I Don't Care
19?? Live - (Ace CD 403 (#4) / Bear Family CD 16671 (#5) / Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#11) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#11)) Baby Let's Play House
19?? Live - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#13) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#13)) Honey Don't
19?? Live - (Sunjay LP 572 (#10)) I Saw My Castles Fall Today
19?? Live - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#7) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#7)) Jingle Bells
19?? Live - (Sunjay LP 572 (#14)) Johnny Cash Medley
19?? Live - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#8) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#8) / Sunjay LP 572 (#16)) Mean Woman Blues
19?? Live - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#12) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#12)) More & More
19?? Live - (Ace LP 57 (#10) / Ace CD 403 (#10) /  Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#6) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#6)) Treat Me Nice
19?? Live - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#19) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#19)) When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
19?? Live - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#15) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#15)) Alabama Jubilee
19?? Live - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#16) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#16) / Stomper Time 10 5 (#5) / Sunjay LP 572 (#11)) Alone With You
19?? Live - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#17) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#17) / Sunjay LP 572 (#12)) Crazy Arms
19?? Live - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#23) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#23)) Who'll Be The First
19?? Live - (Ace LP 57 (#12) / Ace CD 403 (#12)) I Got A Woman

Unissued Tracks

1957 Unissued - (Ace LP 57 (#4)) Baby Let's Play House
1957 Unissued - (Ace LP 57 (#6) / Ace CD 403 (#6) / Bear Family CD 16671 (#11)) Be-Bop-A-Lula
1957 Unissued - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#4) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#4) / Stomper Time 10 5 (#7)) I Made A Mistake
1957 Unissued - (Ace LP 57 (#1) / Ace CD 218 (#18) / Ace LP 218 (#18) / Ace CD 403 (#1) / Bear Family CD 16671 (#2) / Cascade LP 1009 (#12) / Zomboco CD 3 (#12)) If I Had Me A Woman
1957 Unissued - (Ace LP 57 (#13) / Ace CD 403 (#13) / Bear Family CD 16671 (#16) / Dial LP 002 (#1) / Stomper Time 10 5 (#3) / Sunjay LP 572 (#3)) Kathleen
1957 Unissued - (Ace LP 57 (#2) / Ace CD 403 (#2) / Bear Family CD 16671 (#18) / Stomper Time CD 8 (#7) / Sunjay LP 572 (#2)) One Cup Of Coffee [alt. vers.]
1958 Unissued - (Ace LP 57 (#11) / Ace CD 403 (#11) / Bear Family CD 16671 (#21) / Bop CD 002 (#20) / Presto CD 5 (#50) / Stomper Time 10 5 (#8) / Sunjay LP 572 (#8)) Blue Jeans And A Boys' Shirt [alt. vers.]
1958 Unissued - (Ace LP 57 (#8) / Ace CD 403 (#8) / Bear Family CD 16671 (#20) / Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#1) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#1) / Sunjay LP 572 (#1) Everybody's Movin' [alt. vers.]
1958 Unissued - (Ace LP 57 (#3) / Ace CD 403 (#3) / Bear Family CD 16671 (#7)) Hold Me Baby
1958 Unissued - (Sunjay LP 572 (#4)) I'm Glad My Baby's Gone [alt. vers.]
1958 Unissued - (Ace LP 57 (#7) / Ace CD 403 (#7) / Bear Family CD 16671 (#9)) Kitty Kat
1958 Unissued - (Ace LP 57 (#5) / Sunjay LP 572 (#6)) Laurie Ann [alt. vers.]
1958 Unissued - (Bear Family CD 16671 (#19) / Sunjay LP 572 (#5)) Would Ja' [alt. vers.]
19?? Unissued - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#21) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#21)) A Hundred Years From Now
19?? Unissued - (Bear Family CD 16671 (#14) / Bear Family CD 17030 (#19) / Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#3) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#3) / Sunjay LP 572 (#13)) It Rains Rain
19?? Unissued - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#14) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#14)) Let Me Talk To You
19?? Unissued - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#9) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#9)) No One Dear But You
19?? Unissued - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#24) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#24)) It's A Sad Thing To See How She's Forgettin' Me
19?? Unissued - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#20) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#20) / Sunjay LP 582 (#2)) Blue Suede Shoes
19?? Unissued - (Bear Family CD 16671 (#3) / Buffalo Bop CD 55151 (#18) / Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#2) / Lucky CD 811 (#2) / Mustang CD 8 (#6) / Presto CD 6 (#43) / Stomper Time CD 3 (#32) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#2) / Stomper Time 10 5 (#2) / Sunjay LP 582 (#1)) Don't You Love Me
19?? Unissued - (Sunjay LP 582 (#4)) I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry Over You
19?? Unissued - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#18) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#18) / Sunjay LP 582 (#3)) Jailhouse Rock
19?? Unissued - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#10) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#10)) My Eyes Are Open, But There Ain't Nobody Home
19?? Unissued - (Go-Cat-Go CD 25752 (#22) / Stomper Time CD 4 (#22) One More Time

Albums

1977 LP 12" Chiswick CH 1 (F)

Hollywood Rock 'n' Roll - STARS OF THE ROCK 'N' ROLL VOL. 6 - Blue Jeans (& A Boy's Shirt) (Glen GLENN) / Don't Push (Don DEAL) / Everybody's Movin' (Glen GLENN) / Would 'Ja (Glen GLENN) / Goofin' Around (Glen GLENN) / I'm Glad My Baby's Gone Away (Glen GLENN) / Topsy Turvy (Ben Joe ZEPPA) / Hollywood Party (Dick Bush) / One Cup Of Coffee (Glen GLENN) / Great Shakin' Fever (Dorsey BURNETTE) / He Will Come Back To Me (Alis Lesley) / Ezactly (Dick Bush

1977 LP 12" ACE CH 1 (F) Hollywood Rock 'n' Roll - Blue Jeans (& A Boy's Shirt) (Glen GLENN) / Don't Push (Don DEAL) / Everybody's Movin' (Glen GLENN) / Would 'Ja (Glen GLENN) / Goofin' Around (Glen GLENN) / I'm Glad My Baby's Gone Away (Glen GLENN) / Topsy Turvy (Ben Joe ZEPPA) / Hollywood Party (Dick Bush) / One Cup Of Coffee (Glen GLENN) / Great Shakin' Fever (Dorsey BURNETTE) / He Will Come Back To Me (Alis Lesley) / Ezactly (Dick Bush
1982 LP 12" ACE CH 57 (UK) THE GLEN GLENN STORY - If I Had Me A Woman / One Cup Of Coffee / Hold Me Baby / Baby Let's Play House / Laurie Ann / Be Bop A Lula / Kitty Kat / Everybody's Movin' / Shake, Rattle & Roll / Treat Me Nice / Blue Jeans & A Boy's Shirt / I Got A Woman / Kathleen
1984 LP 12" ACE CH 105 (UK) EVERYBODY'S MOVIN' AGAIN - Down The Line / Come On / Flip, Flop & Fly / Jack & Jill Boogie / I Sure Do Love You Baby / Boney Maronie / Mean Woman Blues / Rock 'n' Roll Ruby / Sick & Tired / Rockin' Around The Mountain / Why Don't You Love Me / Ugly & Slouchy / You Win Again / Everybody's Movin' Again
1987 LP 12" SUNJAY SJLP 572 (SW) ROCKABILLY LEGEND - Everybody's Movin' / One Cup Of Coffee / Kathleen / I'm Glad My Baby's Gone / Would Ya / Laurie Ann / I'll Never Stop Loving You / Blue Jeans & A Boy's Shirt / I Didn't Have The Sense To Go / I Saw My Castles Fall Today / Alone With You / Crazy Arms / It Rains Rain / Johnny Cash Medley / Baby I Don't Care / Men Woman Blues
1987 LP 12" MAGNUM FORCE MFLP 067 (UK) ROCKABILLY REUNION - ROSE MADDOX & Glen GLENN - Hey Little Dreamboat (Rose MADDOX) / I Gotta Go Get My Baby (Rose MADDOX) / Looky There Pver There (Rose MADDOX) / Move It On Over (Rose MADDOX) / My Little Baby (Rose MADDOX) / Brown Eyes (Rose MADDOX) / Early In The Morning (Rose MADDOX) / I'll Fly Away (Rose MADDOX) / I Saw The Light (Rose MADDOX) / Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Rose MADDOX) / Jim Dandy (Rose MADDOX) / I Got A Woman (Glen GLENN) / I'm Glad My Baby's Gone Away (Glen GLENN) / Jack And Jill Boogie (Glen GLENN) / Everybody's Movin' Again (Glen GLENN) / Blue Jeans (Glen GLENN) / Everybody's Movin' (Glen GLENN) / One Cup Of Coffee (Glen GLENN) / Everybody's Movin' (Glen GLENN)
1989 LP 12" SUNJAY SJLP 582 (SW)

California Rockabillies - Don't You Love Me (Glen GLENN) / Blue Suede Shoes (Glen GLENN) / Jailhouse Rock (Glen GLENN) / I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry Over You (Glen GLENN) / Mystery Train (Tommy BROOKS) / Be Bop A Lula (Tommy BROOKS) / Hound Dog (Tommy BROOKS) / Breathtaking Baby (Tommy BROOKS) / I Wish I Knew (take 2) (Tommy BROOKS) / Dixie (Eddie COCHRAN) / Love Me Tender (Tommy BROOKS) / Boogie Woogie Breakdown (Eddie COCHRAN) / Beginning Of The End (Gary LAMBERT) / Lonely Town (Tommy BROOKS) / I'll Never Stop Loving You (Gary LAMBERT) / Gary's Tune (Eddie COCHRAN) / Wait Wait (Gary LAMBERT) / I Wish I Knew (Take 1) (Tommy BROOKS)

1992 CD ACE CDCH 43 (UK) The Glen Glenn Story / Everybody's Movin' Again - The Glen Glenn Story : If I Had Me A Woman / One Cup Of Coffee / Hold Me Baby / Baby Let's Play House / Laurie Ann / Be-Bop-A-Lula / Kitty Kat / Everybody's Movin' / Shake, Rattle And Roll / Treat Me Nice / Blue Jeans And A Boy's Shirt / I Got A Woman / Kathleen / Would Ja' / I'm Glad My Baby's Gone Away / Everybody's Movin' Again : Down The Line / Come On / Flip, Flop And Fly / Jack And Jill Boogie / I Sure Do Love You Baby / Bony Moronie / Mean Woman Blues / Rock 'n' Roll Ruby / Sick And Tired / Rockin' Around The Mountain / Why Don't You Love Me / Ugly And Slouchy / You Win Again / Everybody's Movin' Again
1993 CD STOMPER TIME STCD-4 (UK) MISSOURI ROCKABILLY - Everybody's Movin / Don't You Love Me / It Rains, Rain / I Made A Mistake / Baby I Don't Care / Treat Me Nice / Jingle Bells (instr.) / Mean Woman Blues / No One Dear But You / My Eyes Are Open, But There Ain't Nobody Home / Baby Let's Play House / More & More / Honey Don't / Let Me Talk To You / Alabama Jubilee (instr.) / Alone With You / Crazy Arms / Jailhouse Rock / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Blue Suede Shoes / A Hundred Years From Now / One More Time / Who'll Be The First / It's A Sad Thing To See How She's Forgettin' Me / There She Goes / Hey Ma, Hey Pa / Jack & Jill Boogie / That's Alright Mama / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke / I'm Alone Becuase I Love You / John Henry / If You Tried As Hard To Love Me / Talk To Your Heart / Red Headed Stranger / Show Me The Way To Go Home
1999 LP 10" STOMPER TIME STEN-5 (UK)

Missouri Rockabilly 1954-1959 - Everybody's Movin' / Don't You Love Me / Kathleen / Blue Jeans And A Boys' Shirt / Alone With You / Jack And Jill Boogie / I Made A Mistake / Blue Jeans And A Boys' Shirt / One Cup Of Coffee And A Cigarette / Laurie Ann / Would Ja' / I'll Never Stop Loving You / That's Alright Mama / John Henry

10/2003 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16671 (GER) GLEN ROCKS - Everybody's Movin' / If I Had Me A Woman / Don't You Love Me / I'm Glad My Baby's Gone Away / Baby, Let's Play House / One Cup Of Coffee And A Cigarette / Hold Me Baby / Laurie Ann / Kitty Cat / Blue Jeans And A Boys Shirt / Be-Bop-A-Lula / Jack And Jill Boogie / Would Ya / It Rains, Rain / That's All Right / Kathaleen / John Henry / One Cup Of Coffee And A Cigarette (alt) / Would Ya (alt) / Everybody's Movin' (alt) / Blue Jeans And A Boys Shirt (alt) / Goofin' Around / Suzie Green From Abilene / I Didn't Have The Sense To Go / I'll Never Stop Loving You
11/2004 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16719 (GER) DIM LIGHTS, THICK SMOKE AND LOUD LOUD MUSIC - It Rains Rain / I Made A Mistake / Let Me Talk To You / A Hundred Years From Now / Talk To Your Heart / If You Saw Her Through My Eyes / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Loud Loud Music / How About You / I'm Alone Because I Love You / Company's Comin' / Hey Ma, Hey Pa / If You Tried As Hard To Love Me / No-One Dear But You / You're Not Mine / Wait Wait (One Year Longer) (1958 version) / I'll Never Stop Loving You (take 2) / The Beginning Of The End (take 10) / Release Me / Wait Wait (One Year Longer) (1961 version) / I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry Over You / One More Time / It's A Sad Thing To See How She's Forgettin' / Me / There She Goes / Shake Rattle And Roll / Mean Woman Blues / I Saw My Castles Fall Today / Treat Me Nice / Baby I Don't Care / Jailhouse Rock / Blue Suede Shoes / The Old Country Church / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Alone With You / Crazy Arms / Who'll Be The First / I Got A Woman

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