Chanteur Rockabilly US né le 2 Mai 1933 à Belzoni (Louisiane). Glenn Honeycutt à 7 ans suit sa famille à Memphis (Tennessee) et devient par la suite garçon d'épicerie. A 15 ans, Glenn participe à un concours de chant et sa mère lui enseigne les rudiments de la guitare, qui lui permet d'imiter son idole Hank Williams. Mais ce n'est qu'en 1957, après son service militaire, qu'il décide de tenter sa chance à la Sun Records de Memphis (Tennessee), où il enregistre un premier single. Glenn Honeycutt enregistrera ensuite pour Black Gold (64)  et Fernwood Records (64). Il devient par la suite facteur à Walls (Mississippi).

Glenn Honeycutt was a singer/guitarist who came to Memphis from Mississippi, the same route as a younger contemporary of his named Elvis Presley -- who also happened to be a cousin of his (their grandmothers were sisters), though they never did meet. Born near Belzoni, MS in 1933, Honeycutt was brought up in Memphis after the death of his father. He was always musically inclined, and after the draft pulled him into the military for a couple of years, he decided to try making it as a musician. By 1954, Honeycutt was playing and singing around Memphis and auditioned for Sam Phillips at Sun Records -- a balladeer by inclination, Honeycutt came in with a few country-style songs, but was rejected on that basis. The following year, however, he was leading a band called Glenn Honeycutt & His Rhythmaires, which included guitarist Jack Clement in its ranks. And when Clement was hired at Sun, he persuaded Phillips to give Honeycutt another chance -- the result was one of the best records that Sun never issued, "Rock All Night." Actually, the latter apparently was scheduled and then pulled for its risqué lyric. Instead, Honeycutt's sole Sun release was "I'll Be Around"/"I'll Wait Forever." There were a dozen sides recorded, most of which never surfaced, and Honeycutt subsequently recorded for labels such as Black Gold ("Right Gal Right Place Right Time" b/w "You'll Die of Loneliness"), and Fernwood ("Tombigbee Queen" b/w "Campus Love"), all without notable or lasting success. He kept his day job with the United States Postal Service in Memphis, and might have been a footnote in history had it not been for fellow country artist Randy Rich, who brought Honeycutt's name to Rhythm Bomb Records, a London-based rockabilly revival label -- the result was a tour of Germany and Sweden, on which Honeycutt proved he could still deliver musically, and the recording of Honeycutt's first album, 40 years after he entered the business. And just to prove that Honeycutt still had what it took after all of those years, of the 12 songs on Mr. All Night Rock, 11 were originals.

Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Rockabilly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNJ6pms_f80

ALL NIGH ROCK (1956) (Sun unissued)

Rock All Night (1956) (Sun unissued)

I'll Wait Forever (1957)

Right Gal Right Place Right Time (1964)

TOMBIGBEE QUEEN (1964)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

04/1957 78 t. & SP SUN 264 (US) I'll Be Around / I'll Wait Forever
09/1964 SP BLACK GOLD 100 (US) Right Gal Right Place Right Time / You'll Die Of Loneliness
1964 SP FERNWOOD 142 (US) Tombigbee Queen / Campus Love


Unissued Tracks

1956 SUN unissued - (Charly CD 36 (#18) / Charly CD 713 (#43) / Charly CD 8274 (#25) / Disky CD 03 (#32) / J!mco CD 89194 (#21) / Music Club CD 024 (#7) / NME LP 5 (#10) / Sun CD 024 (#7) / Sun (England) 10 504 (#5)) All Night Rock [vers. 1]
1956 SUN unissued - (Sun (England) LP 1025 (#14)) All Night Rock [vers. 2]
1956 SUN unissued - (Charly CD 8318 (#25)) Bagpipe Rock
1956 SUN unissued - (Charly CD 8353 (#24) / Sun (England) LP 1036 (#14)) Be Wise Don't Cry
1956 SUN unissued - (Charly CD 8318 (#26) / SAAR CD 41008 (#12)) Hula Lula
1956 SUN unissued I'll Have You
1956 SUN unissued - (Sun (England) LP 1036 (#7)) I'll Wait Forever [alt. vers.]
1956 SUN unissued On Mobile Bay
1956 SUN unissued - (AVI CD 5019 (#17) / Bear Family CD 16210 (#1) / Charly CD 8161 (#10) / Charly CD 8352 (#23) / Disky CD 250542 (#41) / Dressed To Kill/BMG CD 66 (#41) / Emusic/Charly MP 11312766 (#23) / Lucky CD 801 (#23) / SAAR CD [RR1] (#23) / SAAR CD [2] (#9) / Select CD 586 (#20) / Stomper Time EP 3 (#1) / Sun 10 802 (#1)) Rock All Night
1956 SUN unissued - (Charly CD 713 (#63) / Charly CD 8274 (#59)) Search For Me
1956 SUN unissued Skylark Baby [vers. 1]
1958 SUN unissued - (Charly CD 8137 (#14) / Stomper Time CD 9 (#18)) Campus Love [alt. vers.]
1958 SUN unissued - (Bopcat LP 700 (#7)) Skylark Baby [vers. 2]
19?? Unissued - (Bopcat LP 400 (#9)) Right Gal Right Place Right Time [alt. vers.]

Album

12/2005 CD RHYTHM BOMB RBR 5615 (GER) MR. ALL NIGHT ROCK - Look What I Found At The Movies / Gonna Love You All Over / There's No Unloving You / Tennessee Rockin' Girl / Don't Leave Me Tonight / Sailing The Seven Seas / Backdoor Billy / Saturday Night / My Heart / Promise Me Love / New Orleans Is The Place To Be / A Love Song

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