Chanteur Country US né Edward Garvin Futch le 19 Août 1945 à Lafayette (Louisiane).

Born Edward Garvin Futch, it's no wonder that his name was changed by a record executive to Eddy Raven on his very first single, released on tiny Cosmos Records in the late '60s. Numerous influences have made his music almost indescribable: the Cajun sounds of his native Louisiana, the blues influence from working with Johnny Winter, the rock & roll of his idol, Elvis Presley, and the pure country of the Grand Ole Opry. Befriended by Jimmy C. Newman, Raven made the first of many trips to Nashville in 1970, though he didn't move permanently for a couple of years. Signed to a publishing deal with Acuff-Rose, he wrote songs for Don Gibson and Roy Acuff, among others, and started making records himself in 1974. Despite the acclaim of his peers, Raven didn't actually earn a hit record as a recording artist until 1981, with the release of his Desperate Dreams album. After he lost his recording contract in a 1983 consolidation involving Elektra and Warner, Raven took the next year to realign his business. The Oak Ridge Boys earned a hit at that time with his song "Thank God for Kids," and Raven came out of his forced vacation strong, signing with RCA and gaining his first number one single with "I Got Mexico." For the next half-dozen years, Raven remained a consistent staple of country radio: frequently adventurous, always listenable.
Raven began playing music when he was a child in Lafayette, LA, joining a garage rock band when he was 13 years old. Three years later, his family moved to Georgia, where Raven landed a job working in a radio station. He also managed to cut his own song, "Once a Fool," for the local independent label Cosmo. The record was released under the name "Eddy Raven," and Edward Futch used that moniker as his stage name from that day forward. In 1963, the family moved back to Lafayette, and Raven began working in a record shop called La Louisianne. The store's owner had a label of the same name, and Raven cut several records for the label, including his 1969 debut album, That Cajun Country Sound.
Jimmy C. Newman happened to hear That Cajun Country Sound and was impressed enough to land Raven a publishing deal with Acuff-Rose. Following the record's release, Raven began singing for Jimmie Davis' band. By 1971, other artists had begun recording Raven's songs, with Don Gibson taking "Country Green" into the Top Five; Gibson also recorded "Touch the Morning," while Jeannie C. Riley covered "Good Morning, Country Rain" and Roy Acuff sang "Back in the Country." Soon, Raven had gained a reputation as a songwriter and a performer within Nashville, and once Don Gant of Acuff-Rose became an A&R man for ABC Records, Eddy had a record deal of his own in 1974. For the next two years, he had a series of minor hits for the label, highlighted by the number 27 "Good News, Bad News" in 1975. He left the label in 1978, staying with Monument for one year before signing with Dimension the following year. None of his singles for either label were big hits, and he left Dimension in 1981.
Later in 1981, he signed with Elektra, where he had his first big hit with the number 13 "I Should've Called." Over the next two years, Raven had three Top 20 singles for Elektra, setting the stage for his breakthrough into the Top Ten in 1984. After spending 1983 resolving legal and managerial problems, Raven signed with RCA Records, releasing "I Got Mexico" in the spring. The single was a big hit, becoming not only his first Top Ten single, but his first number one hit. For the remainder of the decade, he had a string of Top Ten hits for the label, including the number one singles "Shine, Shine, Shine" (1987), "I'm Gonna Get You" (1988), and "Joe Knows How to Live" (1988). He left RCA for Universal in 1989, and he had two number one singles for the label -- "In a Letter to You" and "Bayou Boys." Once Universal collapsed in 1989, he moved to their parent company, Captiol, but his records for the label were largely ignored because radio was beginning to program newer artists instead of veterans like Raven. During the '90s, Raven lacked a record label, but he continued to tour and perform successfully.

http://www.eddyraven.com/

Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Cajun, Contemporary Country, Urban Cowboy, Country-Pop, Zydeco

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Once A Fool (1961)

My Heart's Been Broken (1964)

Misery (1964)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

10/1961 SP COSMO 101 (US) . Once A Fool / Ladies Man
1963 SP LA LOUISIANE LL 8040 (US) .

Maria / O' Christina

1963 SP LA LOUISIANE LL 8049 (US) . Lied To Judy / Your Picture
1964 SP LA LOUISIANE LL 8061 (US) . My Heart's Been Broken / Misery
1966 SP LA LOUISIANE LL 8073 (US) . Throw It Away / Same Old Places
1966 SP LA LOUISIANE LL 8077 (US) . I Knew Better / Pictures
1966 SP LA LOUISIANE LL 8082 (US) . Cold Cold Heart / Once Is Enough
1967 SP LA LOUISIANE LL 8095 (US) . Time Will Tell / I Did
1967 SP LA LOUISIANE LL 8100 (US) . One Way Love / Sincerely Your Friend
1968 SP LA LOUISIANE LL 8126 (US) . Alligator Bayou / Very Last Time
1969 SP LA LOUISIANE LL 8129 (US) . Home / I'm To Blame
1969 SP LA LOUISIANE LL 8130 (US) . Colinda / Red Was A Friend Of Mine
06/1973 SP ABC ABC-11370 (US) . Askansas Sun / Killer Of The Class Of '53
10/1973 SP ABC ABC-11392 (US) . Sam / Southern Queen
02/1974 SP ABC ABC-11421 (US) . Last Of The Sunshine Cowboys / Sugar Kane
06/1974 SP ABC ABC-11449 (US) . Carolina Country Morning / Killer Of The Class Of '53
11/1974 SP ABC ABC-12037 (US) . Ain't She Somethin' Else / It's A Bird On A Chain
03/1975 SP ABC ABC-12083 (US) . Good News Bad News / Sam
07/1975 SP ABC ABC-12111 (US) . You're My Rainy Day Woman / Wild Man From Borneo
11/1975 SP ABC- DOT DOA 17595 (US) . Free To Be / Country Queen
03/1976 SP ABC- DOT DOA 17618 (US) . I Wanna Live / I Don't Want To Talk It Over
1976 SP ABC- DOT DOT 22016 (US)

I Wanna Live - I Wanna Live / I Don't Wanna Talk It Over

07/1976 SP ABC- DOT DOA 17646 (US) . Curse Of A Woman / Thank God For The Kids
11/1976 SP ABC- DOT DOA 17663 (US) . I'm Losing It All / Touch The Morning
03/1978 SP MONUMENT 45-245 (US) . Colinda / Touch And Go
08/1978 SP MONUMENT 45-260 (US) . You're A Dancer / She Don't Cry
10/1979 SP DIMENSION DS-003 (US) . Sweet Mother Texas / I Should've Called
02/1980 SP DIMENSION DS-1005 (US) . Dealin' With The Devil / She Don't Cry
05/1980 SP DIMENSION DS-1007 (US) . You're Go Those Eyes / Fais Do Do
08/1980 SP DIMENSION DS-1011 (US) . Another Texas Song / Day After Day
12/1980 SP DIMENSION DS-1017 (US) . Peace Of Mind / Just Leave Me Alone
04/1981 SP ELEKTRA E-47136 (US) . I Should Have Called / Young Girl
09/1981 SP ELEKTRA E-47216 (US) . Who Do You Know In California / Think It Over
01/1982 SP ELEKTRA E-47413 (US) . Little Bit Crazy / Loving Arms And Lying Eyes
04/1982 SP ELEKTRA E-47469 (US) . She's Playing Hard To Forget / Desperate Dreams
10/1982 SP ELEKTRA 7-69929 (US) . San Antonio Nights / Free To Be
02/1984 SP RCA VICTOR PB-13746 (US) . I Got Mexico / Love Burning Down
06/1984 SP RCA VICTOR PB-13839 (US) . I Could Use Another You / Folks Out On The Road
10/1984 SP RCA VICTOR PB-13939 (US) . She's Gonna Win Your Heart / Looking For Ways
03/1985 SP RCA VICTOR PB-14044 (US) . Operator Operator / Just For The Sake Of The Thrill
07/1985 SP RCA VICTOR PB-14164 (US) . I Wanna Hear It From You / Room To Run
11/1985 SP RCA VICTOR PB-14250 (US) . You Should Have Been Gone / We Robbed Trains
04/1986 SP RCA VICTOR PB-14319 (US) . Sometimes A Lady / Just For The Sake Of The Thrill
10/1986 SP RCA VICTOR 5032-7-R (US) . Right Hand Man / I Got Mexico
03/1987 SP RCA VICTOR 5128-7-R (US) . You're Never Too Old For Young Love / Other Than Montreal
08/1987 SP RCA VICTOR 5221-7-R (US) . Shine Shine Shine / Stay With Me
01/1988 SP RCA VICTOR 6831-7-R (US) . I'm Gonna Get You / Other Than Montreal
05/1988 SP RCA VICTOR 8303-7-R (US) . Joe Knows How To Live / Looking For Ways
10/1988 SP RCA VICTOR 8798-7-R (US) . Till You Cry / Just For The Sake Of The Thrill
03/1989 SP UNIVERSAL UVL-66003 (US) . A Letter To You / Risky Business
08/1989 SP UNIVERSAL UVL-66016 (US) . Bayou Boys / Angel Fire
12/1989 SP UNIVERSAL UVL-66029 (US) . Sooner Or Later / Little Sheba
01/1990 SP CAPITOL NR-44528 (US) . Sooner Or Later / Little Sheba
03/1990 SP CAPITOL NR-44537 (US) . Island / Woman's Place











Albums

1969 LP 12" LA LOUISIANE LL-127 (US) CAJUN COUNTRY SOUND - Cajun Country Boy / Soft Cajun Two-Step / Alligator Bayou / Chere Cherie / Papa Thibodeaux / I Passed By Your Door / Crawfish Festival Time / Home / Red Was A Friend Of Mine / La Belle De La Louisianne / Colinda / I'm To Blame
02/1976 LP 12" DOT DOSD-2031 (US) THIS IS EDDY RAVEN - Ain't She Somethin' Else / Touch The Morning / Twenty Seven Thirty Three / It Wouldn't Be Enough / Country Green / Free To Be / I Wanna Live / Good Mornin' Country Rain / I Don't Wanna Talk It Over / Good News Bad News / You're My Rainy Day Woman
07/1980 LP 12" DIMENSION DLP-5001 (US) EYES - Dealin' With The Devil / First Few Days Of Love / Sweet Mother Texas / Day After Day / Just Leave Me Alone / You've Got Those Eyes / Peace Of Mind / Fais Do Do / It Takes A Long Long Time / Another Texas Song
10/1981 LP 12" ELEKTRA 5E-545 (US) DESPERATE DREAMS - Desparate Dreams / Who Do You Know In California / You're Too Much For Me / I Know You're The Rain / I Should've Called / Little Bit Crazy / Thinking It Over / She's Playing Hard To Forget / Young Girl / Loving Arms And Living Eyes
05/1984 LP 12" RCA VICTOR AHL1-5040 (US) I COULD USE ANOTHER YOU - Just For The Sake Of The Thrill / I Got Mexico / Folks Out On The Road / Keeper Of The Flame / Looking For Ways / Love Burning Down / Somewhere Borrowed Somewhere Blue / She's Gonna Win Your Heart / I Could Use Another You / Solo Sometimes
11/1984 LP 12" MCA MCA-910 (US) THANK GOD FOR KIDS - Thank God For Kids / Touch The Morning / I Don't Wanna Talk It Over / Free To Be / You're My Rainy Day Woman / Country Green / Good News Bad News / Last Of The Sunshine Cowboys
06/1985 LP 12" RCA VICTOR AHL1-5456 (US) LOVE AND OTHER HARD TIMES - I Wanna Hear It From You / Room To Run / You Should Have Been Gone By Now / Easy Time / Changes / Operator Operator / We Robbed Trains / Song I Said I'd Never Write For You / Art Of Getting By / I'm Just Someone You Run From
11/1986 LP 12" RCA 5728-1-R (US) RIGHT HAND MAN - Right Hand Man / I Wanna Hear It From You / Room To Run / You Should Have Been Gone By Now / Easy Time / Changes / Operator Operator / Art Of Getting By / I'm Just Someone You Run From
02/1988 CD RCA 6815-2-R (US) THE BEST OF EDDY RAVEN - I Got Mexico / Operator Operator / I'm Gonna Get You / Shine Shine Shine / Till You Cry / Joe Knows How To Live / Right Hand Man / Sometimes A Lady / You Should Have Been Gone By Now
05/1989 CD Universal UVLD-76003 (US)

Temporary Sanity - Zydeco Lady / Holding On To You / In A Letter To You / Island / Little Sheba / Sooner Or Later / Bayou Boys / A Woman's Place / Angel Fire / Risky Business 

08/1990 CD CURB 77364 (US) GREATEST COUNTRY HITS - I Got Mexico / Shine Shine Shine / I'm Gonna Get You / She's Playing Hard To Forget / Who Do You Know In California / Good News Bad News / Free To Be / Ain't She Somethin' Else / Last Of The Sunshine Cowboys / You're My Rainy Day Woman
08/1990 CD WARNER BROS. 9 26302-2 (US) GREATEST HITS - Who Do You Know In California / She's Playing Hard To Forget / I Should've Called / San Antonio Nights / I Don't Like Leaving You / Little Bit Crazy / You've Got Those Eyes / Raven On The Wing / Sweet Mother Texas / Piece Of Mind
04/1991 CD CAPITOL 94258-2 (US) RIGHT FOR THE FLIGHT - Rock Me In The Rhythm Of Your Love / Torn Up / Hot Pink / I Know That Car / Ain't Nothin' But A Heartache / Leon And Maggie / Like A Hurricane / Too Much Candy For A Dime / Somebody's Tearin' The Flag / Cajun Song
04/1992 CD LIBERTY 98480-2 (US) THE BEST OF EDDY RAVEN - Bayou Boys / In A Letter To You / Rock Me In The Rhythm Of Your Love / Sooner Or Later / Somebody's Tearin' The Flag / Island / Torn Up / Zydeco Lady / Like A Hurricane / Too Much Candy For A Dime
1993 CD BMG 82786-46996-2 (US)

All American Country - I Got Mexico / Joe Knows How To Live / I Wanna Hear It From You / Right Hand Man / You're Never Too Old For Young Love / You Should Have Been Gone By Now / I Could Use Another You / Art Of Getting By / Other Than Montreal / Just For The Sake Of The Thrill

05/1994 CD INTERSOUND CDI-9121 (US) WILD EYED AND CRAZY - Wild Eyed And Crazy / Tequila Tells / Of All The Things / Rip Rap Road / Castaway Heart / In A Letter / Sometimes A Lady / Joe Knows How To Live / Thank God For The Kids / I Got Mexico / Island / Who Do You Know In California / Bayou Boys
08/1996 CD K-TEL 6240-2 (US) COOKIN' CAJUN - Eddy RAVEN & Jo-El SONNIER - Jambalaya (On The Bayou) (with Jo-El SONNIER) / Colinda / Tear-Stained Letter (Jo-El SONNIER) / Fais Do Do (with Jo-El SONNIER) / Zydeco Lady / No More One More Time (Jo-El SONNIER) / Papa Thibodeaux / Sugar Bee (Jo-El SONNIER) / Cher Jole Blon (with Jo-El SONNIER) / Good Deal Lucille (Jo-El SONNIER) / I'm Gonna Get You / Diggy Liggy Lo (with Jo-El SONNIER) / Cher Big Mamou / Louisiana 1927 (Jo-El SONNIER)
10/1996 CD KINGFISHER KFG-0011-2 (US)  I GOT MEXICO - I Got Mexico / Joe Knows How To Live / Operator Operator / Shine Shine Shine / You Should Have Been Gone By Now / Right Hand Man / I Could Use Another You / I Should've Called / I Wanna Hear It From You / I'm Gonna Get You / Love Lifted Me / Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
03/1997 CD CURB D2-77881 (US) BEST OF EDDY RAVEN - Joe Knows How To Live / I'm Gonna Get You / I Got Mexico / Shine Shine Shine / You Should Have Been Gone By Now / Right Hand Man / I Wanna Hear It From You / Heart On The Line (Operator Operator) / I Could Use Another You / I Should've Called
01/1998 CD CAPITOL 7243-4-93010-2-3 (US) 20 FAVORITES - Sooner Or Later / In A Letter To You / Cajun Song / Rock Me In The Rhythm Of Your Love / Ain't Nothin' But A Heartache / I Know That Car / Johnny's Got A Pistol / Bayou Boys / Somebody's Tearin' The Flag / Beautiful Mistake / 12th Of Never / Angel Fire / Island / Too Much Candy For A Dime / I'm Not Like That Now / Leon And Maggie / Like A Hurricane / Watching It Go / Zydeco Lady / Thank God For Kids
04/1999 CD SMITH MUSIC 5001-2 (US) LIVE AT BILLY BOB'S TEXAS - I Could Use Another You / Shine Shine Shine / In A Letter To You / Sooner Or Later / Joe Knows How To Live / Right Hand Man / I Got Mexico / Till You Cry / I'm Gonna Get You / We Robbed Trains / Thank God For Kids / Little Bit Crazy / Operator Operator / I Should Have Called - Who Do You Know In California / Island, Sometimes A Lady / I Wanna Heardit From You / Bayou Boys
11/2000 CD WEST SIDE 850 (UK) I GOT MEXICO - RCA VICTOR SINGLES A'S B'S 1984-1988 - I Got Mexico / Love Burning Down / I Could Use Another You / Folks Out On The Road / She's Gonna Win Your Heart / Looking For Ways / Operator Operator / Just For The Sake Of The Thrill / I Wanna Hear It From You / Room To Run / You Should Have Been Gone By Now / We Robbed Trains / Sometimes A Lady / Right Hand Man / You're Never Too Old For Young Love / Other Than Montreal / Shine Shine Shine / Stay With Me / I'm Gonna Get You / Joe Knows How To Live / Till You Cry
03/2001 CD ROW MUSIC 88194-2 (US) LIVING IN BLACK AND WHITE - Living In Black And White / Don't Worry About Me / Little Bit More / Blue Cajun Moon / Till I Can't Hold You Anymore / Hearing It In French / Bermuda Triangle / You Don't Have To Live With It / Cowboys Don't Cry / Coldest Fire / If Wishing Only Made It So / New Orleans Is A Mighty Good Town
2001 CD KRB 0006993 (US)

Legendary Hits - Shine Shine Shine / I Got Mexico / I Should've Called / I Could Use Another You / I'm Gonna Get You / Operator Operator / I Wanna Hear It From You / You Should've Been Gone By Now / Right Hand Man / Joe Knows How To Live

07/2002 CD ROW MUSIC 8206 (US) LIVE IN CONCERT - Intro / Shine Shine Shine / Sometimes A Lady / Joe Knows How To Live / You Should've Been Gone By Now / Right Hand Man / In A Letter To You / Till You Cry / Sooner Or Later / I Got Mexico / You're Never Too Old (For Young Love) / She's Gonna Win Your Heart / Operator Operator / Thank God For Kids / I'm Gonna Get You / Bayou Boys / I Wanna Hear It From You / Medley / Island / Thinkin' It Over / Other Than Montreal / I Could Use Another You
2004 CD Direct Source CCT 32512 (CAN)

Hero & Icon - I Got Mexico / Joe Knows How To Live / I'm Gonna Get You / Shine, Shine, Shine / You Should Have Been Gone By Now / I Wanna Hear It From You / Right Hand Man / Love Lifted Me / I Could Use Another You / Operator, Operator / I Should've Called / Leaning On Everlasting Arms

04/2005 CD CBUJ 0605 (US)

Shine, Shine, Shine - I Got Mexico / I'm Gonna Get You / Shine, Shine, Shine / Joe Knows How To Live / Operator, Operator / I Could Use Another You / You Should Have Been Gone By Now / Right Hand Man

07/2005 CD Intersound 6301 (US)

Knowin' How To Live - I Got Mexico / Bayou Boys /.Joe Knows How To Live / In A Letter To You / Sometimes A Lady / Thank God For Kids / Island / Who Do You Know In California / Rif Raf Road / Tequila Tells

2006 CD ROW MUSIC ? (US)

House Of The Rising Sun - Most Of All / Lovin‘  Arms / Come Monday / Tell It Like It Is / Good Time Charlie / Last Thing On My Mind / New Orleans Ladies / Reason To Believe / 12th Of Never / We Just Disagree / House Of The Rising Sun 

06/2007 CD St. Clair 224 (US)

Forever Gold - Fais Do Do (with Jo-El SONNIER) / Got Mexico / Zydeco Lady / Cher Big Mamou / 'M Gonna Get You / Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Colinda / Diggy Liggy Lo (with Jo-El SONNIER) / Papa Thibodeaux  Love Lifted Me / Leaning On The Everlasting Arms

11/02007 CD Image Entertainment 20012 (US)

Ultimate Live - I Got Mexico / Operator, Operator / Shine Shine Shine / In A Letter To You / 'Til You Cry / Joe Knows How To Love / Right Hand Man / I'm Gonna Get You / Thank God For Kids / Sometimes A Lady

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