Chanteur US né le 5 février 1923 à Shreveport (Louisiane), Claude King a enregistré pendant les années cinquante chez Gotham (51), Specialty (52-53) et Dee Jay Records (57). Puis il est passé chez Columbia (62-71) chantant de la Country Music..

Singer/songwriter and actor Claude King is best remembered for his one big hit, "Wolverton Mountain," the tale of one Clifton Clowers who is "mighty handy with a gun and a knife" and keeps his daughter sequestered in their mountain home away from potential suitors. Focusing exclusively on that song results in an incomplete picture of King's career, however; he emerged from the milieu that also produced Johnny Horton, and after "Wolverton Mountain" he scored another 27 chart singles. The Shreveport, LA, native was a natural athlete as a child. When he was 12, he learned how to play guitar. After attending college on a baseball scholarship, he spent the late '40s and early '50s working as a construction engineer and performing music in local clubs and on TV and radio. Early on, he met up with Tillman Franks, who became Horton's manager and also a top talent official with the Louisiana Hayride program on Shreveport radio station KWKH. King recorded his first single for the President label in 1947. He followed up with the hilarious honky tonker "51 Beers" (Gotham, 1949) and with other singles, including four recorded for Specialty in 1952, but despite some Hayride appearances lined up by Franks, he remained just under the national radar.In 1961, King signed to Columbia and released his first single, "Big River, Big Man." The song became a Top Ten country hit as well as a minor pop hit. The follow-up, "The Comancheros," also made it to the Top Ten. Around this time King teamed up with Merle Kilgore to write "Wolverton Mountain," a song that neatly blended a classic fairy-tale quality with Horton's storytelling style — and capped off the whole with lush Nashville sound background vocals that accented the song's theme of youthful ardor. "Wolverton Mountain" spent nine weeks at the top of the country charts and peaked at number six on the pop charts. Two more hits — the Top Ten "The Burning of Atlanta" and the number 11 "I've Got the World by the Tail" — followed, and King and his band, the Nashville Knights, became hot tickets. Through 1964, he continued his string of successes with singles like "Hey Lucille!," "Sam Hill," and "Building a Bridge," but his hits became more sporadic in the latter half of the '60s. King left Columbia in 1971 and began recording with little success on independent labels. "Cotton Dan," which barely nicked the bottom of the charts, became his last hit in 1977. During his career, King also appeared in two feature films, Swamp Girl and Year of the Wahoo. He also appeared in the 1982 television miniseries The Blue and the Gray.

http://www.claudeking.net/

Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Rockabilly, Country-Pop, Countrypolitan, Traditional Country

CHIP'N DALE'S PLACE

COMANCHEROS

I'LL BE YOUR BABY TONIGHT

WHEN YOU GOTTA GO (YOU GOTTA GO)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

1947 78 t. PRESIDENT HB 10 (US) . Flying Saucers / I Want To Be Loved
1950 78 t. PACEMAKER 1010 (US) . A Million Mistakes / Why Should I
1951 SP GOTHAM 409 (US) . A Million Mistakes / Why Should I
1951 SP GOTHAM 411 (US) . 51 Beers / Beer And Pinball
1952 SP SPECIALTY SP 705 (US) . She Knows Why / She's My Baby
1952 SP SPECIALTY SP 708 (US) . Take It Like A Man / So Close To Me
1953 SP SPECIALTY SP 711 (US) . Got The World By The Tail / Slow Thinkin' Heart
1953 SP SPECIALTY SP 716 (US) . I Think Of You And Me / Now That I Love You
03/1957 SP DEE JAY 45-R-1247/8 (US) . Run Baby Run / Not Sure Of You
06/1961 SP COLUMBIA 4-42043 (US) . Big River Big Man / Sweet Lovin'
10/1961 SP COLUMBIA 4-42196 (US) . Comancheros / I Can't Get Over Way You Get
03/1962 SP COLUMBIA 4-42352 (US) Wolverton Mountain / Little Bitty Heart
09/1962 SP COLUMBIA 4-42581 (US) . The Burning Of Atlanta / Don't That Moon Look Lonesome
11/1962 SP COLUMBIA 4-42630 (US) . I've Got The World By The Tail / Shopping Center
01/1963 SP COLUMBIA 4-42688 (US) . Sheepskin Valley / I Backed Out
05/1963 SP COLUMBIA 4-42782 (US) . Building A Bridge / What Will I Do
08/1963 SP COLUMBIA 4-42833 (US) . Hey Lucille / Scarlet O' Hara
01/1964 SP COLUMBIA 4-42959 (US) . That's What Makes The World Go Round / Love Mantilla And Rose Of Red
06/1964 SP COLUMBIA 4-43083 (US) . Sam Hill / Big Ole Shoulder
10/1964 SP COLUMBIA 4-43157 (US) . This Land Of Yours And Mine / Whirlpool
04/1965 SP COLUMBIA 4-43298 (US) . Tiger Woman / When You Gotta Go
09/1965 SP COLUMBIA 4-43416 (US) . Little Buddy / Come On Home
01/1966 SP COLUMBIA 4-43510 (US) . Catch A Little Raindrop / Hold That Tiger
06/1966 SP COLUMBIA 4-43714 (US) . The Juggler / I Won't Be Long In Your Town
10/1966 SP COLUMBIA 4-43867 (US) . Right Place At The Right Time / Little Things That Ever Girl Should Know
03/1967 SP COLUMBIA 4-44035 (US) . The Watchman / That's The Way The Wind Blows
08/1967 SP COLUMBIA 4-44237 (US) . Laura / Goodbye My Love
12/1967 SP COLUMBIA 4-44340 (US) . Yellow Haired Girl / 99 Years
04/1968 SP COLUMBIA 4-44504 (US) . Parchment Farm Blues / Birmingham Bus Station
08/1968 SP COLUMBIA 4-44642 (US) . Power Of Your Sweet Love / Beertops And Teardrops
12/1968 SP COLUMBIA 4-44749 (US) . Sweet Love Of My Mind / Four Roses
04/1969 SP COLUMBIA 4-44833 (US) . All For The Love Of A Girl / I Remember Johnny
10/1969 SP COLUMBIA 4-45015 (US) . Friend Lover Woman Wife / House Of The Rising Sun
03/1970 SP COLUMBIA 4-45142 (US) . I'll Be Your Baby Tonight / Turn It Around In Your Mind
09/1970 SP COLUMBIA 4-45248 (US) . Mary's Vineyard / Johnny Valentino
03/1971 SP COLUMBIA 4-45340 (US) . Chip'n Dale's Place / Highway Lonely
08/1971 SP COLUMBIA 4-45441 (US) . When You're 21 / Heart
12/1971 SP COLUMBIA 4-45515 (US) . Sweet Mary Ann / Darling Raise The Shade
05/1972 SP COLUMBIA 4-45614 (US) . The Lady Of Our Town / Just As Soon As I Get Over Loving You
09/1972 SP COLUMBIA 4-45704 (US) . He Ain't Country / This Time I'm Through
06/1974 SP CINNAMON C 808 (US) . Don't Do Me Bad / It's Such A Perfect Day
05/1977 SP TRUE T 103 (US) . Cotton Dan / I'll Spend A Lifetime Loving You
08/1977 SP TRUE T 106 (US) . Sugar Baby Candy Girl / Just A Bum's Husband
08/1979 SP GUSTO GT4-2093 (US) . Wolverton Mountain / Tiger Woman

Albums

1962 LP 12" COLUMBIA CS 8610 (US) MEET CLAUDE KING - Comancheros / You're Breaking My Heart / I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Give Me Your Love And I'll Give You Mine / Big River Big Man / Sweet Lovin' / Wolverton Mountain / Would You Care / Pistol Packin' Mama / Little Bitty Heart / I Can't Get Over The Way You Got Over Me / I Backed Out
1965 LP 12" COLUMBIA CS 9215 (US) TIGER WOMAN - Tiger Woman / Catch A Little Raindrop / Anna / That's The Way The Wind Blows / Ancient History / I Won't Be Long In Your Town / Hold That Tiger / It's Good To Have My Baby / Little Buddy / Come On Home / Great Big Tears / There Ain't Gonna Be No More
1968 LP 12" HARMONY HS 11300 (US) THE BEST OF CLAUDE KING - This Land Of Yours And Mine / Wolverton Mountain / I Won't Be Long In Your Town / When You Gotta Go / Big Ole Shoulder / Hey Lucille / Little Bitty Heart / Right Place At The Right Time / That's What Makes The World Go Around
1969 LP 12" COLUMBIA CS 9789 (US) I REMEMBER JOHNNY HORTON - I Remember Johnny / First Train Headin' South / Whispering Pines / Ole Slew Foot / Battle Of New Orleans / When It's Springtime In Alaska / All For The Love Of A Girl / Honky Tonk Man / Sink The Bismarck / She Knows Why / North To Alaska
1970 LP 12" COLUMBIA CS 1024 (US) FRIEND LOVER WOMAN WIFE - Friend Lover Woman Wife / Beertops And Teardrops / Almost Persuaded / Green Mountain / Little Things That Ever Girl Should Know / Green Green Grass Of Home / All For The Love Of A Girl / Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town / Sweet Love On My Mind / Four Roses / House Of The Rising Sun
1971 LP 12" COLUMBIA C 30804 (US) CHIP 'N' DALE'S PLACE - Chip'n Dale's Place / Help Me Make It Through The Night / Turn It Around In Your Mind / When You're 21 / Juggler / Mary's Vineyard / Wolverton Mountain / Heart / I'll Be Your Baby Tonight / Highway Lonely / Laura What He's Got That I Ain't Got
1977 LP 12" TRUE T 1001 (US) GREATEST HITS - Wolverton Mountain / All For The Love Of A Girl / Sam Hill / Laura What He's Got That I Ain't Got / Mary's Vineyard / Tiger Woman / Little Buddy / Chip'n Dale's Place / Big River Big Man / Comancheros
1980 LP 12" GUSTO GT 0066 (US) CLAUDE KING'S BEST - Wolverton Mountain / Tiger Woman / Big River Big Man / Last Days Of Love / It Starts Off Good And Keeps Gettin' Better / Comancheros / Sam Hill / I Wonder Who She Missed Me With Today / Times And Things Keep Changing / I Sat Down On A Bear Trap Just This Morning
1989 LP 12" COLUMBIA FC 45075 (US) AMERICAN ORIGINALS - Tiger Woman / Wolverton Mountain / Big River Big Man / I've Got The World By The Tail / Burning Of Atlanta / Comancheros / Sheepskin Valley / Building A Bridge / Catch A Little Raindrop / All For The Love Of A Girl
1992 5 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15619 (DE) MORE THAN CLIMBING THAT MOUNTAIN - WOLVERTON MOUNTAIN :
CD 1 : Flying Saucers / I Want To Be Loved / Million Mistakes / Why Should I / Beers And Pinballs / Fifty One Beers / She Knows Why / She's My Baby / Take It Like A Man / So Close To Me / I've Got The World By The Tail / Slow Thinking Heart / I Think Of You And Me / Now That I Love You / My Future Life Will Be My Past / Over Again / Run Baby Run / Not Sure Of You / Big River Big Man / Sweet Lovin' / She Knows Why / Big River Big Man / Sweet Lovin' / Comancheros / I Can't Get Over The Way You Got Over Me
CD 2 : Comancheros / Give Me Your Love And I'll Give You Mine / Pistol Packin' Papa / You're Breaking My Heart / I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Little Bitty Heart / Would You Care / I Backed Out / Wolverton Mountain / This Land Of Yours And Mine / Sheepskin Valley / Shopping Center / I've Got The World By The Tail / Sheepskin Valley / Burning Of Atlanta / Don't That Moon Look Lonesome / I've Got The World By The Tail / Culpepper Community / Building A Bridge / What Will I Do / Scarlet O'Hara / Hey Lucille / Where The Red Red Roses Grow / Lace Mantilla And A Rose Of Red / That's What Makes The World Go Around
CD 3 : Sam Hill / Big Ole Shoulder / Whirlpool Of Your Love / When You Gotta Go / Tiger Woman / Great Big Tears / I Won't Be Long In Your Town / Hold That Tiger / That's The Way The Wind Blows / Little Buddy / Come On Home / Ancient History / There Ain't Gonna Be No More / It's Good To Have My Baby / Catch A Little Raindrop / Anna / Great Big Tears / Right Place / Little Things That Ever Girl Should Know / Juggler / Watchman / Laura / Goodbye My Love / Green Green Grass Of Home / Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town / Almost Persuaded / Ninety Nine Years / Parchman Farm Blues / Birmingham Bus Station / Yellow Haired Woman
CD 4 : Power Of Your Sweet Love / Beertops And Teardrops / Sweet Love On My Mind / Green Mountain / Four Roses / I Remember Johnny / Honky Tonk Man / First Train Headin' South / Ole Slew Foot / North To Alaska / Battle Of New Orleans / Sink The Bismarck / All For The Love Of A Girl / Whispering Pines / When It's Springtime In Alaska / She Knows Why / House Of The Rising Sun / Friend Lover Woman Wife / When You're 21 / I'll Be Your Baby Tonight / Turn It Around In Your Mind / Mary's Vineyard / Heart / Johnny Valentine
CD 5 : Highway Lonely / Chip'n Dale's Place / Help Me Make It Through The Night / Lady Of Our Town / Just As Soon As I Get Over Loving You / Sweet Mary Ann / Darlin' Raise The Shade Let The Sun Shine In / I Know It's Not Been Easy Loving Me / I Know It's Not Been Easy Loving Me / This Time I'm Through / He Ain't Country / If My Heart Could Stop / Don't Do Me Bad / It's Such A Perfect Day For Making Love / Sometimes You Lose Sometimes You Win / Cotton Dan / I'll Spend A Lifetime Loving You / Night I Cried / Cry Yourself A River / Sugar Baby Candy Girl / How Long Would It Take / Just A Bum Husband / Best Mistake I Ever Made / Bucks Worth Of Change / I Wonder Who She Missed Me With Today / I Sat Down On A Bear Trap Just This Morning / Times And Things Keep Changing / Last Days Of Love
1999 CD COLLECTABLES 6041 (US) 16 ORIGINAL CLASSICS - Tiger Woman / Wolverton Mountain / Big River, Big Man / I've Got The World By The Tail / The Burning Of Atlanta / The Comancheros / Sheepskin Valley / I'm Building A Bridge / Catch A Little Raindrop / All For The Love Of A Girl / Hey Lucille / Sam Hill / Little Buddy / Friend, Lover, Woman, Wife / Mary's Vineyard / Chip 'n' Dale's Place
06/2003 CD SUN 1040 (US) COWBOY IN THE WHITE HOUSE - Cowboy In The White House / Wolverton Mountain / I'm Building A Bridge / Sink The Bismark / Night I Cried / Sometimes You Lose Sometimes You Win / North To Alaska / I'll Spend A Lifetime Loving You / Watchman / Little Buddy / Little Bitty Heart
03/2007 CD GOLIATH 60308 (US) CLAUDE KING LIVE ! - Mountain Music (Cotton Dan Band) / Tiger Woman / Laura / All For The Love Of A Girl / Honky Tonk Man / Mary's Vineyard / Introduction of Cotton Dan Band / Sam Hill / North To Alaska / Little Bitty Heart / Wolverton Mountain
2008 CD ? (US) THE CAJUN COWBOY RIDES AGAIN - The Cajun Cowboy / Wolverton Mountain Music / Run, Baby, Run / Louisiana Hayride 60th Year Tribute / Texas Blue Bonnet Waltz / West Texas Memories / Don't That Moon Look Lonesome / Twenty-One / Sometimes You Lose, Sometimes You Win / I Know It's Not Easy Loving Me / Got The World By The Tail / I Can't Help Falling In Love With You / Happy Birthday Mama

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