Chanteur Rockabilly US né William M. Mizell, le 9 Novembre 1923 à Dayton Beach (Floride). Hank Mizell a enregistré à la fin des années cinquante chez Eko Records. Il réussit l'exploit involontaire de se classer en tête des charts Anglais en 1976 à l'age de 51 ans avec un titre de 1957: "Jungle Rock". Hank Mizell est décédé le 23 Décembre 1992 à Murfreesboro (Tennessee).

Born William M. Mizell in Dayton Beach, Florida, USA. Mizell was a minor rockabilly artist best known for the 1957 recording ‘Jungle Rock’. He served in the US Navy in 1947, and upon his discharge began both singing and preaching. In the early 50s he and his five-piece country band went to Montgomery, Alabama, to record. A disc jockey there nicknamed him Hank after the recently deceased Hank Williams, and the name stuck. In 1957, working with guitarist Jim Bobo, drummer Bill Collins and pianist Eddie Boyd in Chicago, Mizell recorded ‘Jungle Rock’ for the local EKO label. King Records picked up distribution, but the record did not sell, and Mizell gave up performing professionally. He became a preacher and moved between Chicago, Mississippi and Nashville for the next few years. Although several country singles were recorded in the 60s and 70s, Mizell remained virtually unknown until 1976, when rockabilly collectors in Europe discovered the King single. ‘Jungle Rock’ transcended cult credibility to reach the UK Top 10, and prompted Charly Records to release other rediscovered Mizell recordings. Mizell made a few other rockabilly and country recordings in the 80s, but remained unknown outside of hardcore rockabilly circles.

http://www.rockabilly.nl/references/messages/hank_mizell.htm

Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Rockabilly, Traditional Country

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JUNGLE ROCK (1958)

When I'm In Your Arms (1958) (Hank Mizell & Jim Bobo)

I'M READY (195?) (acetate)

My Old Used To Be (1961)

Kangaroo Rock (1976)

SWEETIE PIE (1976)

FLATFOOT SAM (1976)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

1958 SP EKO 506 (US) . Jungle Rock (Jim BOBO) / When I'm In Your Arms (Hank MIZELL & Jim BOBO)
11/1958 SP EKO 506 (US) . Jungle Rock / When I'm In Your Arms (Hank MIZELL & Jim BOBO)
08/1959 SP KING 45-5236 (US) . Jungle Rock / When I'm In Your Arms (Hank MIZELL & Jim BOBO)
01/1961 SP ALLSTAR 45-5445 (US) . Hank MIZELL & Jim BOBO - Two Minds So Different / What Is Life Without You
1961 SP ALLSTAR 7228-45 (US) . Hank MIZELL & Jim BOBO - My Old Used To Be / One More Chance
1971 SP Show Land SL 31971 (US) . Hank & Charles - Alabama's Calling / The House We Live In
03/1976 SP CHARLY CYS 1005 (UK) Jungle Rock (Hank MIZELL) / When I'm In Your Arms (Hank MIZELL & Jim BOBO) 
1976 SP CNR 144 517 (NL) Jungle Rock (Hank MIZELL) / When I'm In Your Arms (Hank MIZELL & Jim BOBO)
03/1976 SP BELLAPHON BF 18423 (GER) Jungle Rock / Animal Rock And Roll
1976 SP AMAZON AM-711 (US) (promo) . Jungle Rock [mono] / Jungle Rock [stereo]
1976 SP PHILIPS 6042 725 (F) Jungle Rock / Animal Rock 'n' Roll
1976 SP PHILIPS 6015 575 (SW) Jungle Rock  / Animal Rock 'n' Roll
1976 SP Carnaby ‎MO1634  (S) Jungle Rock / Animal Rock And Roll
06/1976 SP CHARLY CS 1011 (UK) Kangaroo Rock / Ain't Got A Thing
07/1976 SP BELLAPHON BF 18442 (GER) Kangaroo Rock / Ain't Got A Thing
1976 SP Carnaby ‎MO1963  (S) Kangaroo Rock / Sweetie Pie
11/1976 SP CHARLY CS 1019 (UK) . Rakin' And Scrapin' / Higher
11/1976 SP BELLAPHON BF 18481 (GER) Rakin' And Scrapin' / Higher
1976 SP PHILIPS 6042 726 (F) Easy Money / Ubangi Stomp
1977 EP CHARLY CEP 115 (UK) Higher / Ain't Got A Thing / Flatfoot Sam / Jungle Rock
10/1978 SP CHARLY CYS 1040 (UK) Jungle Rock (Hank MIZELL) / Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache (Warren SMITH)
08/1979 SP CHARLY CYS 1054 (UK) Burning Eyes / I Can't Help It
1979 SP BELLAPHON BF 18679 (GER) Burning Eyes / I Can't Help It
1981 SP OLD GOLD OG 9115 (UK) . Jungle Rock / Burning Eyes
04/2014 SP CHARLY S 152 (UK) Jungle Rock / Burning Eyes





Acetate

19?? Acetate - (Buffalo Bop LP 2066 (#8) / Buffalo Bop CD 55027 (#2) / Fed CD 09 (#8) / Mustang CD 7 (#3) / Olympic LP 4 (#9) / Presto CD 2 (#16) / Sunrock LP 822 (#8)) I'm Ready

Albums

1976 LP 12" CHARLY CRL 5000 (UK) JUNGLE ROCK - Jungle Rock / Ain't Got A Thing / Ready Freddy / Higher / Easy Money / Rakin' And Scrapin' / Singing In The Jungle / Sweetie Pie / Kangaroo Rock / Animal Rock And Roll / Ubangi Stomp / Flatfoot Sam
1976 LP 12" PHILIPS 9286 545 (F) JUNGLE ROCK - Jungle Rock / Ain't Got A Thing / Ready Freddy / Higher / Easy Money / Rakin' And Scrapin' / Singing In The Jungle / Sweetie Pie / Kangaroo Rock / Animal Rock And Roll / Ubangi Stomp / Flatfoot Sam
1976 LP 12" BELLAPHON BLPS 19244 (UK) JUNGLE ROCK - Jungle Rock / Ain't Got A Thing / Ready Freddy / Higher / Easy Money / Rakin' And Scrapin' / Singing In The Jungle / Sweetie Pie / Kangaroo Rock / Animal Rock And Roll / Ubangi Stomp / Flatfoot Sam
1976 LP 12" GUSTO  (US) JUNGLE ROCK - Jingle Rock / Amazon Queen / Rumble In The Jungle / King Of The Jungle / Rockin'  Goodnight / London Rock / Monkey Hop / Teenage Runaway / Till The Day I Die / We're Drifting Too Far (From The Shore Of Love) / Too Quick To Judge / Picture On The Mantle / Lonely Avenue / How Long / I Let My Heart (Tell Me What To Do) / As I Walk Alone With You / I Guess I Might As Well (Leave This Town)
1979 LP 12" Razzle Dazzle RAZ 811001 (GER) Hank Mizell And Mystery Train - Live - Rip It Up / Higher / Singing In The Jungle / Mystery Train / Jungle Rock / Kaw-Liga / You Win Again / Medley: Take These Chains From My Heart - Cold, Cold Heart / Folsom Prison Blues / Ubangi Stomp / Kangaroo Rock / Ain't Got A Thing
1981 LP 12" BARON EP 801 (US) WE'RE GONNA BOP TONIGHT - I'm Gonna Take My Guitar And Go To Texas / Picture On The Mantle / Music City Bound / One More Chance / I'm Ready  /When I'm In Your Arms / Shig-A-Shag / Rockin' And Rollin' Tonight   
07/2000 CD Repertoire REP 4778 (GER) JUNGLE ROCK - Jungle Rock / Ain't Got A Thing / Ready Freddy / Higher / Easy Money / Rakin' And Scrapin' / Singing In The Jungle / Sweetie Pie / Kangaroo Rock / Animal Rock And Roll / Ubangi Stomp / Flatfoot Sam
12/2011 CD International Marketing Group 2246 (US)

JUNGLE ROCK - Jingle Rock / Amazon Queen / Rumble In The Jungle / King Of The Jungle / Rockin'  Goodnight / London Rock / Monkey Hop / Teenage Runaway / Till The Day I Die / We're Drifting Too Far (From The Shore Of Love) / Too Quick To Judge / Picture On The Mantle / Lonely Avenue / How Long / I Let My Heart (Tell Me What To Do) / As I Walk Alone With You / I Guess I Might As Well (Leave This Town)

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