Chanteur Country né le 1er Janvier 1924 à Union County (Tennessee). Esco Hankins est décédé le 18 Novembre 1990.

Born 1 January 1924, Maynardville, Union County, Tennessee, USA, d. 18 November 1990. Hankins is generally described as a Roy Acuff soundalike. Whether it was intentional or not, the similarity is irrefutable but may, in part, be explained by the fact that he came from the same area of Tennessee. Hankins, like Acuff, became interested in music while recovering from an illness. He learned to play guitar and had a sponsored radio show on WROL Knoxville by the time he was 14. He served in the US Army during World War II and on discharge, he returned to WROL. In 1947, at the label owner’s request, he recorded an album of songs associated with Acuff for King Records. (Acuff’s biography states ‘The best Acuff imitator is Esco Hankins. His records even fooled Roy’s mother’). Further King recordings included his own ‘Mother Left Me Her Bible’. In the early 50s, Hankins relocated to Lexington, Kentucky, where he starred on various popular shows including the Kentucky Barn Dance and Happy Valley Barn Dance. He also became noted as a disc jockey. He recorded four sides for Mercury Records in Nashville, in 1951, but suffered when the label omitted his name on one single and named him Roscoe Hankins on the other. In 1954, he married Jackie Tincher who began to sing harmony with him and together they opened a record shop in Lexington. In the early 60s, Hankins made further recordings for Columbia Records and a gospel album for Rem. In 1964, they moved to the WWVA Wheeling Jamboree, where they were featured artists until the late 60s. By this time his singing was almost completely confined to gospel music and he recorded albums of the genre for Jewel. In the 80s, he and Jackie sang at one or two special events, including a popular appearance at the 1982 World’s Fair in Knoxville. By the mid-80s, worsening health forced him to retire. He died following a stroke in 1990.

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Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country

LIES AND ALIBIS (1963) (Esco Hankins & Jackie)

WITHOUT YOU (1963) (Esco Hankins & Jackie)

That's It (1963) (Esco Hankins & Jackie)

ANOTHER BAND (1963)

He'll Be There In Time (1963)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

08/1947 78 t. KING 648 (US) .

The Precious Jewel / I'm Building A Home

08/1947 78 t. KING 649 (US) .

The Glory Bound Train / What Good Will It Do

08/1947 78 t. KING 650 (US) .

Fire Ball Mail / The Rising Sun

08/1947 78 t. KING 651 (US) .

The Wreck On The Highway / No One Will Ever Know

08/1947 78 t. KING 652 (US) .

Beneath The Lonely Mound Of Clay / Things That Might Have Been

08/1947 78 t. KING 653 (US) .

Branded Wherever I Go / Wait For The Light To Shine

08/1947 78 t. KING 654 (US) .

Streamline Cannonball / All The World Is Lonely Now

08/1947 78 t. KING 655 (US) .

Low And Lonely / Waiting For My Call To Glory

10/1948 78 t. KING 730 (US) .

Sweeter Than The Flowers / Daddy's Lullaby

01/1949 78 t. KING 757 (US) .

Mother Left Me Her Bible / Longing For You To Come Home

1951 78 t. FEDERAL 10029 (US) .

I'll Love You As Long As I Live / What Else Can I Do

1951 SP FEDERAL 45-10029 (US) .

I'll Love You As Long As I Live / What Else Can I Do

06/1951 78 t. MERCURY 6337 (US) .

Roscoe Hankins - An Angel Smiles (When Mother Smiles At Me) / I’m Prayin‘ For The Day (When Peace Will Come)

06/1951 SP MERCURY 6337-X45 (US) .

Roscoe Hankins - An Angel Smiles (When Mother Smiles At Me) / I’m Prayin‘ For The Day (When Peace Will Come)

09/1951 78 t. MERCURY 6356 (US) . Roscoe Hankins - World Of Sorrow / Please Forgive Me
09/1951 SP MERCURY 6356-X45 (US) .

Roscoe Hankins - World Of Sorrow / Please Forgive Me

04/1961 SP SIMS 119 (US) . God Threw Away The Pattern (Esco HANKINS & JACKIE) / Oh So Afraid
1961 EP Jewel EP-403 (US)

Mother Sleeps In A Lonely Grave / Heaven Will Surely Be Worth It All / Looking Thru The Window Of Heaven

1962 SP BRIAR 144 (US) .

Someone Wants Her / Little Ring Of Gold

1963 SP REM 144 (US) .

Little Ring Of Gold / Someone Wants Her

1963 EP REM 45-EP-504 (US)

Esco HANKINS & JACKIE - Lies And Alibis / Without You / That's It / Mother Left Me Her Bible / Mother Sleeps In A Lonely Grave / Jesus Prayed In The Garden For Me

06/1963 SP COLUMBIA 4-42822 (US) .

Ten Thousand Times / Another Band

09/1964 SP COLUMBIA 4-43142 (US) .

Empty Tomorrows / What About You

06/1965 SP COLUMBIA 4-43309 (US) .

Bad Girl / Johnny Overload

11/1965 SP COLUMBIA 4-43446 (US) .

In Shackles And Chains / I'm Gone Again

1965 EP Jewel EP-603 (US)

Angel Band / River Of Jordan / Roses Will Not Fade Up There

1977 SP Jewel 7722 (US) .

Esco HANKINS & JACKIE - Memories Of Mama / Mama’s Spending Christmas In Heaven



Albums

1960 LP 12" Audio Lab AL-1547 (US)

Esco Hankins Country Style - The Rising Sun / Branded Wherever I Go / Beneath That Lonely Mound Of Clay / All The World Is Lonely Now / Streamlined Cannonball / Waiting For My Call To Glory / Glory Bound Train / No One Will Ever Know / What Good Will It Do / I'm Building A Home

1963 LP 12" REM RL-1006 (US)

Mother Left Me Her Bible To Show Me The Way - Mother Left Me Her Bible / I'm In His Care / He'll Be There In Time / Somewhere Along The Way / Unworthy, Lord / The Power Of God / Mother Sleeps In A Lonely Grave / I'd Like To Thank Jesus / Fall On Your Knees / Stairway To Heaven / By The Crystal Sea / Jesus Prayed In The Garden For Me

1972 LP 12" Jewel LP-210 (US)

Working God's Fields - Esco HANKINS & JACKIE - I'm Not Worthy / Without Him / Working God's Fields / Had It Not Been / Power In Prayer / Holy Hills Of Heaven / Renew Your Joys In The Lord / Lord I Need You Again Today / Spread The Gospel / Eternity Where? / Uncle Dan's Last Request / Mother Left Me Her Bible / Telegram From Vietnam

1976 LP 12" Jewel LPS 604 (US)

Esco Hankins Sing Most Requested Songs - Eastern Gate / Six Hours On The Cross / I Could Still Go Free / First Sound After Death / Better Life Is Waiting / Jesus / Heaven Will Surely Be Worth It All / House Of God / Three Rusty Nails / Forgive Me Lord

1977 LP 12" Jewel LPS 743 (US)

Esco Hankins Sing Gospel - He Rows Me Over The Tide / Please Search The Book Again / Me And Jesus / Lord It's Jsut Another Hill / Mama's Spending Christmas In Heaven / Touch Of The Master's Hand / One Way Flight / Surely I Will / Pick Up The Broken Pieces / Memories Of Mama

1978 LP 12" Jewel JRC 879 (US)

Singing The Glory Down - Esco HANKINS with Brother Byron Jessup - It'll Be Allright / I Was Born To Serve The Lord / I Forgive / Great Speckled Bird / Today Is Tomorrow's Yesterday / Sing The Glory Down / You Never Mentioned Him To Me / That's The Man I'm Looking For / There's Always A Rainbow / Pass Me Not

1983 LP 12" Jewel JRC 83028 (US)

Thank You Lord - Esco HANKINS with Brother Byron Jessup - Thank You Lord / Way Below The Bottom / I've Never Been This Homesick Before / That Same Spirit / Stand Up And Be Counted / Climbing The Ladder / Homecoming Awaiting / Where No One Stands Alone / Mother Left Me Her Bible / Wayfaring Stranger

2003 CD BACM CD D 058 (UK)

Rising Sun - A Daddy's Lullaby / All The World Is Lonely Now / Rising Sun / Waiting For My Call To Glory / An Angel Smiles (When Mother Smiles At Me) / Beneath The Lonely Mound Of Clay / Fireball Mail / I'm Building A Home / The Glory Bound Train / Branded Wherever I Go / I’m Prayin‘ For The Day (When Peace Will Come) / The Wreck On The Highway / Low And Lonely / No One Will Ever Know / Please Forgive Me / Streamlined Cannon Ball / Sweeter Than The Flowers / World Of Sorrow / The Things That Might Have Been / Wait For The Light To Shine / Precious Jewel / What Good Will It Do

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