Chanteur Rockabilly US né Clifford "Pee Wee" Trahan le 3 Octobre 1938 à Moss Bluff (Louisiane). Il a aussi utilisé les noms de Tommy Todd, Filthy McNasty et Johnny Rebel. Trahan a commencé à utiliser le pseudonyme Johnny Rebel pour des enregistrements racistes chez J. D. "Jay" Miller's Reb Rebel, un label de la ville de Crowley (Louisiane).
Ses textes contiennent fréquemment le mot nègre et font la promotion des lois Jim Crow et du Ku Klux Klan. Pratiquement toutes ses chansons dénigrent les afro-américains et les mouvements pour les droits civiques.
Il commence à utiliser le pseudonyme de Johnny Rebel au milieu des années 1960 lorsqu´il fonde son label Reb Rebel. Son premier titre est un 45 tours contenant les titres "Lookin' For A Handout" et "Kajun Ku Klux Klan". Il enregistre par la suite cinq autres disques aux titres tels que "Nigger, Nigger", "In Coon Town", "Who Likes A Nigger", "Nigger Hatin Me", "Still Looking For A Handout", "Some Niggers Never Die (They Just Smell That Way)", "Stay Away From Dixie", ou "Move Them Niggers North".
En 1976, Trahan écrivit la chanson "Lâche pas la patate" chantée par Jimmy C. Newman qui remporta un disque d'or au Canada.
Deux autres titres ("Keep A Workin' Big Jim" et "(Federal Aid Hell!) The Money Belongs To Us") ne parlent pas de problèmes raciaux mais de politique, l´un dédié au procureur de Louisiane Jim Garrison concernant l´assassinat de John F. Kennedy et l´autre aux aides monétaires des États-Unis envers d´autres pays. La plupart de ces titres sont regroupés sur l´album For Segregationalists Only.
Après près de 30 ans de silence, Trahan reprend le nom de Johnny Rebel en 2001 pour enregistrer le titre "Infidel Anthem", en réponse aux attentats du 11 septembre 2001. En 2003, il sort un nouvel album intitulé It's The Attitude, Stupid!.
L´ensemble des chansons de Johnny Rebel a été repris par des groupes et chanteurs de country sur un album de compilation intitulé The Complete Johnny Rebel Collection.
Johnny Rebel est mort le 3 Septembre 2016.

US Rockabilly singer born Clifford "Pee Wee" Trahan in September 25, 1938 in Moss Bluff (Louisiana). He also used the names of Tommy Todd and Johnny Rebel. Trahan began using the pseudonym Johnny Rebel racist recordings JD "Jay" Miller's Reb Rebel label of the city of Crowley (Louisiana).
His songs frequently use the racial epithet nigger and often voice sympathy for Jim Crow-era segregation and the Ku Klux Klan.
Trahan first recorded under the Johnny Rebel moniker in the mid-1960s. He employed J. D. "Jay" Miller's recording studio in Crowley, Louisiana. Miller, in fact, produced the sessions and issued the recordings on his own Reb Rebel label.
Trahan's first release—the fifth for the Reb Rebel label—was a 45 RPM single of "Lookin' for a Handout" and "Kajun Ku Klux Klan". He would record many more singles for the label, "Nigger, Nigger", "In Coon Town", "Who Likes a Nigger?", "Nigger Hatin' Me", "Still Looking for a Handout", "Some Niggers Never Die (They Just Smell That Way)", "Stay Away from Dixie", and "Move Them Niggers North." Some of Trahan's songs are not strictly about race. For example "Keep a-Workin' Big Jim" is the efforts of Louisiana district attorney Jim Garrison to solve the Kennedy assassination, while "(Federal Aid Hell!) The Money Belongs to Us" is a song critical of U.S. federal aid programs. Two of these songs were eventually issued in album format by Reb Rebel Records under the title "For Segregationists Only".
In 1976, Trahan's song "Lâche pas la patate" (also known as "The Potato Song"), sung by Jimmy C. Newman earned gold record status in Canada.
After a hiatus of about three decades, Trahan returned as Johnny Rebel in 2001 when he issued his CD single "Infidel Anthem," recorded in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. In 2003 Trahan released the album It's the Attitude, Stupid!, on the Try It Man record label. At least two persons or entities claim ownership of the Johnny Rebel catalog. At present, however, it is unclear who actually owns the recordings.
Johnny Rebel died on September 3, 2016.

Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll, Traditional Country

TAG ALONG (1958) (Tommy Todd)

Save Your Lovin' For Sis (1959) (Jericho Jones)

Blues Knocked On My Door (1959) (Jericho Jones)

Black Magic (1959) (Jericho Jones)

Baby Hurry Home (19??) (Pee Wee Trahan) (unissued)

BOP AND ROCK TONIGHT (19??) (Pee Wee Trahan) (unissued)

I'll Be There (19??) (Pee Wee Trahan) (unissued)

I'm Gonna Learn (19??) (Pee Wee Trahan) (unissued)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

1958 SP ZYNN 501 (US) . Tommy Todd - Tag Along / The Day After Heartbreak
02/1959 SP TODD 45-1007 (US) . Jericho Jones - Save Your Lovin' For Sis / Blues Knocked On My Door
11/1959 SP TODD 45-1038 (US) . Jericho Jones - Black Magic / Can A Young Love (Turn To Old Love Overnight)
1966 SP RED REBEL 504 (US) . Johnny REBEL - Kajun Klu Klux Klan / Looking For A Handout
1967 SP RED REBEL 508 (US) . Johnny REBEL - Nigger Hatin Me / Who Likes A Nigger
1968 SP RED REBEL 511 (US) . Johnny REBEL - Federal Aid Hell!) The Money Belongs To Us / Keep A Workin Big Jim
1969 SP RED REBEL 514 (US) . Johnny REBEL - Nigger, Nigger / Move Them Niggers North
1969 SP RED REBEL 515 (US) . Johnny REBEL - In Coon Town / Still Looking For A Handout
1970 SP RED REBEL 518 (US) . Johnny REBEL - Some Niggers Never Die (They Just Smell That Way) / Stay Away From Dixie
1971 SP Filthy McNasty 1001/1002 (US) . Filthy McNasty - Filthy McNasty / Hurry On Home Girl
197? SP X Rated 4000 (US) . Filthy McNasty - The Garden Song / The Garden Song
197? SP X Rated 4001 (US) . Filthy McNasty - Everybody Was F------- But Me / Everybody Was Doing It But Me
197? SP WOW! W-901 (US) . Filthy McNasty - Ice Man / My Ding-A-ling
19?? EP 33 t. White Kingdom Recording JJ 9233 (UK) Who Likes A Nigger ? - I Wish I Was A Nigger  (The Lone Honkie & The Watermelon Band) / Nigger Hatin' Me (Johnny REBEL & The Real People Band) / Kajun KKK  (Johnny REBEL & The Real People Band) / Who Likes A Nigger (Johnny REBEL & The Real People Band)








 

Unissued Tracks

19?? Unissued - (Flyright LP 516 (#10)) Pee Wee Trahan - Baby Hurry Home
19?? Unissued - (Chief CD 1156510 (#11) / Flyright LP 540 (#1) / Presto CD 7 (#21)) Pee Wee Trahan - Bop And Rock Tonight
19?? Unissued - (Flyright LP 555 (#5)) Pee Wee Trahan - I Got A Great Big Love
19?? Unissued - (Flyright CD 27 (#7) / Flyright LP 555 (#7)) Pee Wee Trahan - I'll Be There
19?? Unissued - (Flyright LP 554 (#5)) Pee Wee Trahan - I'm Gonna Learn
19?? Unissued - (Bopcat LP 100 (#9) / Bopcat LP 700 (#14) / Chief CD 1156510 (#24) / Flyright LP 540 (#5) / Sun (England) 10 507 (#9) Pee Wee Trahan - Keepin' All My Lovin'
19?? Unissued - (Flyright LP 557 (#1)) Pee Wee Trahan - White Lightning

Albums

1994 CD Sunwheel SWCD001 (US) For Segregationists Only - Johnny REBEL - Some Niggers Never Die / Stay Away From Dixie / Nigger Hatin' Me / Who Likes A Nigger / Nigger Nigger / Move Them Niggers North / Kajun Ku Klux Klan / Lookin' For A Handout / Federal Aid / Keep A Workin' Big Jim / Coon Town / Still Lookin' For A Handout / Bonus Tracks : Cowboys & Niggers (James Crow) / Johnny Rebel (Colonel LOU)
2001 CD AggWood (US) (Limited Edition) If You Can... Try It, Man! - Move Them Niggers North / Interview Excerpt: "How It All Started" / Stay Away From Dixie / Interview Excerpt: "Corny Hall" / Keep A Workin' Big Jim / Interview Excerpt: "Enuff Is Enuff!" / (Federal Aid Hell!) The Money Belongs To Us / Interview Excerpt: "C.O.R.E. - Bobby Kennedy" / Looking For A Handout / Interview Excerpt: "KKK - Live In Caplan" / Kajun Klu Klux Klan / Interview Excerpt: "Black Friends - Race Issues" / Some Niggers Never Die (They Just Smell That Way) / Interview Excerpt: "New CD - Black Attitudes" / In Coon Town / Interview Excerpt: "Wiggers!" / Nigger Hatin' Me / Interview Excerpt: "My Kind" / Nigger, Nigger / Interview Excerpt: "Spades - Racist Labels" / Who Likes A Nigger? / Interview Excerpt: "Responsibility" / Still Looking For A Handout
2003 CD JOHNNY REBEL JRRCD01 (US)
The Complete Johnny Rebel Collection - Looking For A Handout / Still Looking For A Handout / Nigger Hatin Me / Coon Town / Who Likes A Nigger / Move Them Niggers North / Nigger, Nigger / Federal Aid / Stay Away From Dixie / Keep A Workin' Big Jim / Kajun Klu Klux Klan / Cowboys And Niggers / Some Niggers Never Die / Johnny Rebel / She Ran Off With A Nigger (Texas BS Band) / Ship Those Niggers Back  (Odis Cochran with The 3 Bigots) / We Is Non-Violent Niggers (Odis Cochran with The 3 Bigots) / We Don't Want Niggers In Our Schools (Coon Hunters) / Nigger Nigger (Coon Hunters) / Marty & His Beatnik Band (The Son Of MISSISSIPPI) / The South Shall Rise Again (The CONFEDERATES) / The South's Gonna Rise Again (Jessie JAMES) / The Great Society (Ski King) / Segregation Wagon (Col. Sharecropper) / Move Them Niggers North (Col. Sharecropper) / Move Them Niggers North 2 (Col. Sharecropper) / Nigger Hatin Me (Big REB) / Dixie (The WHITE RIDERS) / NAACP Prayer (Colonel Lou) / Stand Up And Be Counted  (The WHITE RIDERS)
04/2006 CD JOHNNY REBEL JRRCD02 (US) It's The Attitude, Stupid! - It's The Attitude, Stupid! / Niggers Suck! / Affirmative Action / Reparations / Nothin' But Niggers / If I Could Be A Nigger For A Day / Jesse Showed Up / Send 'Em All Back To Africa / Nigger In-Law / Quit Your Bitchin' Nigger! / Fuck You, Osama Bin Laden! (Infidel Anthem) Xxx Version / Fuck You, Osama Bin Laden! Xxx-CD Version / Infidel Anthem (Radio-Clean Version) / How It All Started (interview) / Corny Hall (interview) / Enuff Is Enuff! (interview) / C.O.R.E. - Bobby Kennedy (interview) / Kkk - live in Caplan (interview) / Black Friends - Race Issues (interview) / New Cd - Black Attitudes (interview) / Wiggers! (interview) / My Kind (interview) / Spades - Racist Labels (interview) / Responsibility (interview) / The Garden Song / Black Magic / Can A Young Love (Turn To Old Love Overnight)
200? CD Not On Label (US) JOHNNY REBEL - Volumes One & Two - Some Niggers Never Die / Stay Away From Dixie / Nigger Hatin Me / Who Likes A Nigger / Nigger, Nigger / Move Them Niggers North / Kajun Klu Klux Klan / Looking For A Handout / Federal Aid / Keep A Workin' Big Jim / Coon Town / Still Looking For A Handout / Cowboys & Niggers (James Crow) / Johnny Rebel (Colonel Lou) / The South's Gonna Rise Again (Jesse James) / Stand Up And Be Counted (White Riders) / Dixie (White Riders) / The Great Society (Ski King) / We Don't Want Niggers In Our Schools (Coon Hunters) / Thats The Way A Nigger Goes (Unknown Artist) / NAACP Prayer (Colonel LOU) / Ship Those Niggers Back (Odis Cochran with The 3 Bigots) / We Is Non-Violent Niggers (Odis Cochran with The 3 Bigots) / Marty & His Beatnik Band (Son Of Mississippi) / The South Shall Rise Again (The CONFEDERATES) / Segregation Wagon (Col. Sharecropper) / Move Them Niggers North (Col. Sharecropper) / She Ran Off With A Nigger (Texas BS Band) / Move Them Niggers North 2 (Col. Sharecropper) / Nigger Hatin Me (Big REB)
2010
LP 10" Still Burning SBR 01 (US) (picture disc)
Johnny Joined The Klan - THE KLANSMEN - JOHNNY REBEL - Johnny Joined The Klan (The KLANSMEN) / Napalm In The Morning (The KLANSMEN) / Arkansas Air (The KLANSMEN) / Johnny Joined The Klan (Live) (The KLANSMEN) / Johnny Rebel (Johnny REBEL) / The Money Belongs To Us (Johnny REBEL) / Keep A Workin' Big Jim (Johnny REBEL) / The South's Gonna Rise Again (Johnny REBEL) / Stand Up And Be Counted (Johnny REBEL)
2010 LP 12" Still Burning SBR 01 (US) Johnny Joined The Klan - THE KLANSMEN - JOHNNY REBEL - Johnny Joined The Klan (The KLANSMEN) / Napalm In The Morning (The KLANSMEN) / Arkansas Air (The KLANSMEN) / Johnny Joined The Klan (Live) (The KLANSMEN) / Johnny Rebel (Johnny REBEL) / The Money Belongs To Us (Johnny REBEL) / Keep A Workin' Big Jim (Johnny REBEL) / The South's Gonna Rise Again (Johnny REBEL) / Stand Up And Be Counted (Johnny REBEL)

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