Chanteur Country US né le 17 Mai 1925 à Esat Saint-Louis (Illinois). Il est décédé le 26 Novembre 1963.

Despite releasing only a small clutch of recordings, Cousin Herb Henson was a pivotal figure in the development of country music's Bakersfield sound -- his weekday television variety program, The Trading Post, was a showcase for acts including Buck Owens, Spade Cooley, and Merle Haggard, the latter dubbing Henson "the Ralph Emery of Bakersfield." Born in East St. Louis, IL, on May 17, 1925, Henson was a self-taught pianist and sometimes comedian who arrived in California via Union Pacific railcar sometime in the mid-'40s. After picking cotton in the fields of the San Joaquin Valley, he landed a job making door-to-door laundry pickups for a company operating out of the Fresno area.
Bandleader Bill Woods convinced Henson to relocate to Bakersfield in 1946, where he worked at local radio station KERO and occasionally performed at area honky tonks like the now-legendary Clover Club and the Blackboard. In mid-1953, KERO-TV offered him his own weekday broadcast, and The Cousin Herb Henson Trading Post TV Show premiered in September, appearing each afternoon from 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Originally co-starring Woods, Billy Mize, and members of the Clover Club house band (including Buck Owens' estranged wife, Bonnie), the program's cast would later boast such ace musicians as Al Brumley, Roy Nichols, and Dallas Frazier, and its sprawling list of guest stars featured the likes of Gene Autry, Bob Wills, Johnny Cash, Ernest Tubb, Tex Ritter, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Merle Travis, and Lefty Frizzell. (Even a ten-year-old Barbara Mandrell made her television debut on the show's stage.)
During the program's run, Henson recorded for labels including Tally, Shasta, and Decca, producing his strongest material for Capitol, most notably a 1953 reading of Arlie Duff's "Y'All Come" that became his theme song. Many of his other singles were novelty efforts -- e.g., "Hootchy Kootchy Henry," "Board of Education," and "Space Command" -- and none troubled the charts. When Bakersfield radio station KIKK appointed Henson station manager in 1960, he changed its call letters to KUZZ in honor of his own stage moniker. Around this same time he suffered a heart attack, but continued both his television and radio duties as well as his nightclub appearances. On September 12, 1963, some two dozen country stars (among them Tommy Collins and Roy Clark) descended upon the Bakersfield Civic Center to celebrate The Trading Post's tenth anniversary; just two months later, on November 26, Henson suffered another massive heart attack, dying at the age of only 38.

Talents : Singer

Style musical : Traditional Country

Funny Book (1952)

How Come Ya'll Come? (1954)

TOTO THE ESKIMO (1954)

Man Holds Lightning In His Hands (1955)

LOSE MY MIND (1958)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

10/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 2253 (US) Cousin Herb HENSON - Funny Book / Come A Little Bit Closer
10/1952 SP CAPITOL F2253 (US) Cousin Herb HENSON - Funny Book / Come A Little Bit Closer
01/1953 78 t. CAPITOL 2348 (US) Cousin Herb HENSON - Tattle Tale Moon / Bouncing Heart
01/1953 SP CAPITOL F2348 (US) Cousin Herb HENSON - Tattle Tale Moon / Bouncing Heart
10/1953 78 t. CAPITOL 2606 (US) Cousin Herb HENSON - I Wrote My Heart A Letter / You All Come
10/1953 SP CAPITOL F2606 (US) Cousin Herb HENSON - I Wrote My Heart A Letter / You All Come
02/1954 78 t. CAPITOL 2732 (US) Cousin Herb HENSON - Hootchy Kootchy Henry / Hurry Back
02/1954 SP CAPITOL F2732 (US) Cousin Herb HENSON - Hootchy Kootchy Henry / Hurry Back
06/1954 78 t. CAPITOL 2824 (US) Cousin Herb HENSON - In Remembrance Of You / Laugh Laugh Laugh
06/1954 SP CAPITOL F2824 (US) Cousin Herb HENSON - In Remembrance Of You / Laugh Laugh Laugh
09/1954 78 t. CAPITOL 2925 (US) Cousin Herb HENSON - How Come Ya'll Come? / When You Give A Rose To A Redhead
09/1954 SP CAPITOL F2925 (US) Cousin Herb HENSON - How Come Ya'll Come? / When You Give A Rose To A Redhead
12/1954 78 t. CAPITOL 2995 (US) Cousin Herb HENSON - I've Never Heard / Toto The Eskimo
12/1954 SP CAPITOL F2995 (US) Cousin Herb HENSON - I've Never Heard / Toto The Eskimo
03/1955 78 t. ABBOTT 179 (US) Herb Henson & Joyce Yours - Out Of Line / The Birds And The Bees
03/1955 SP ABBOTT 179-45 (US) Herb Henson & Joyce Yours - Out Of Line / The Birds And The Bees
07/1955 78 t. ABBOTT 182 (US) Old Jalopy / Man Holds Lightning In His Hands
1955 SP ABBOTT 182-45 (US) Old Jalopy / Man Holds Lightning In His Hands
1956 SP BAKERSFIELD 502 (US)

Leave All Your Heartaches To Jesus / I Walked And Talked With Jesus

1956 SP TALLY 108 (US)

Up Yonder / Up The Path And In The Door

07/1957 SP DECCA 9-30383 (US) "Cousin" Herb HENSON - Up The Path and In My Door / Up Yaander
06/1958 SP TALLY 120 (US) (Cousin) Herbert Henson - Lose My Mind / Walkin' On Easy Street
09/1959 SP SHASTA SH45-121 (US)

Goodbye, Baby, Goodbye / Uncle Ned

1960 SP PIKE 5903 (US)

Big A Special / I Lost You

1960 SP LUTE 6011 (US) Big A Special / I Lost You





Albums

195? LP 12" TALLY TA-100 (US)

Your Favorite Songs - Y'all Come / 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered / Wait A Little Longer Please Jesus / Letters Have No Arms / That Little Boy Of Mine / Water Baby Blues / Looking Back To See / I Walked And Talked With Jesus / Caravan / If We Never Meet Again This Side Of Heaven / When I Grow Too Old To Dream / Sugarfoot Rag

1981 LP 12" Castle LP-8111 (GER)

Cousin Herb Henson and His Trading Post Gang - Laugh,laugh, Laug / In Remembrance Of You / Toto The Eskimo / I've Never Heard / Bouncing Heart / Tattle Tale Moon / When You Give A Rose To A Red Head / How Come Y'all Come / Funny Book (with Cliffie STONE ORCHESTRA) / Come A Little Bit Closer (with Cliffie STONE ORCHESTRA) / Space Command (Dallas FRAZIER with Cousin Herb HENSON’S ORCHESTRA) / Ain't You Had No Bringin' up at All (Dallas FRAZIER with Cousin Herb HENSON’S ORCHESTRA) / I’m Gonna Move Over Yonder (Dallas FRAZIER with Cousin Herb HENSON’S ORCHESTRA) / Love Life At Fourteen (Dallas FRAZIER with Cousin Herb HENSON’S ORCHESTRA)

2012 CD BACM CD D 371(UK)

Cousin Herb Henson And His Trading Post Gang - In Remembrance Of You / Laugh Laugh Laugh / Toto The Eskimo / I’ve Never Heard / Tattle Tale Moon / When You Give A Rose To A Red Head / Birss And The Bees / Hurry back / Hootchy Kootchy Henry From Hawaii / Out Of Line / How Come Y‘all Come / Funny Book / Come A Little Bit Closer / Space Command (Dallas FRAZIER) / Ain't You Had No Bringing Up At All (Dallas FRAZIER) / I’m Gonna Move Over Yonder (Dallas FRAZIER) / Love Life At Fourteen (Dallas FRAZIER) / Y'All Come / Man Holds Lightning In His Hands / Old Jalopy / Up My Path And In My Door / Up Yaander / Leave All Your Heartaches To jesus / I Walked And Talked With Jesus / Bouncing Ball

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