Chanteur Country US né le 28 Mars 1916 à Washburn (Texas). Jess Willard est décédé le 26 Mai 1959 à Auburn (Californie).

US Country singer born March 28, 1916 in Washburn (Texas). Although his career as a recording artist lasted less than ten years, Jess Willard, a self-described "plain country boy," is remembered fondly for his cheerful personality as well as "Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor," which became a minor rockabilly standard. Born in 1916 four months after his namesake took the heavyweight championship from Jack Johnson, he hooked up with cowboy singer Jack Guthrie in the '40s, who became Willard's chief musical influence. After Guthrie died of TB in 1948, Willard vowed to carry on his name and music. He traveled to L.A. in 1949 and it was there that Capitol A&R man Lee Gillette heard him sing Guthrie's "Oklahoma Hills" while sitting in with Ole Rasmussen's band. Gillette signed Willard and on June 14, 1950, he had his first recording session with a hand-picked band that included Jimmy Bryant, Cliffie Stone, and Tex Atchison. After over two years at Capitol, (where he scored no hits), Willard toured the Far East with Eddie Hazelwood. In 1955, he toured with Eddie and Hank Cochran (the Cochran Brothers) and joined them for a number of California Hayride shows. He recorded his final single in 1959 before dying of a heart attack on May 26, 1959 in Auburn, California.

Talents : Vocals

Style musical : Traditional Country, Honky Tonk

Hang On The Ball And Chain (1951)

Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor (1951)

CADILLAC BLUES (1952)

Honky Tonkin' All The Time (1952)

I’m Tellin’ You (1957)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

07/1950 78 t. CAPITOL 1101 (US) Slippin' Around With Jolie Blon / New Panhandle Rag
07/1950 SP CAPITOL F1101 (US)

Slippin' Around With Jolie Blon / New Panhandle Rag

08/1950 78 t. CAPITOL 1137 (US) Two Dollar Diamond Ring / Trouble, Then Satisfaction
08/1950 SP CAPITOL F1137 (US)

Two Dollar Diamond Ring / Trouble, Then Satisfaction

11/1950 78 t. CAPITOL 1290 (US)  Little Shoes / If You‘Ve Got The Money I’ve Got The Time
11/1950 SP CAPITOL F1290 (US)

Little Shoes / If You‘Ve Got The Money I’ve Got The Time

03/1951 78 t. CAPITOL 1436 (US) One Way Street / Some Day You'll Remember
03/1951 SP CAPITOL F1436 (US)

One Way Street / Some Day You'll Remember

05/1951 78 t. CAPITOL 1562 (US) Hang On The Ball And Chain / Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor
05/1951 SP CAPITOL F1562 (US)

Hang On The Ball And Chain / Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor

08/1951 78 t. CAPITOL 1755 (US) Oil The Hinges On Your Door / Java Junction
08/1951 SP CAPITOL F1755 (US)

Oil The Hinges On Your Door / Java Junction

11/1951 78 t. CAPITOL 1855 (US) Turn That Gun Around / Mistreated Blues
11/1951 SP CAPITOL F1855 (US)

Turn That Gun Around / Mistreated Blues

02/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 1963 (US) Truck Driver's Boogie / My Mail Order Mama
02/1952 SP CAPITOL F1963 (US)

Truck Driver's Boogie / My Mail Order Mama

04/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 2043 (US) Cadillac Blues / Lonesome Dollar Bill
04/1952 SP CAPITOL F2043 (US)

Cadillac Blues / Lonesome Dollar Bill

09/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 2235 (US) Honky Tonkin' All The Time / Gonna Take That Fast Train
09/1952 SP CAPITOL F2235 (US)

Honky Tonkin' All The Time / Gonna Take That Fast Train

11/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 2313 (US) Saturday Night's For Love / Buy Me A Bottle Of Beer
11/1952 SP CAPITOL F2313 (US)

Saturday Night's For Love / Buy Me A Bottle Of Beer

04/1953 78 t. CAPITOL 2455 (US) Drinkin' At The Bar / Till The Day I Die
04/1953 SP CAPITOL F2455 (US)

Drinkin' At The Bar / Till The Day I Die

08/1956 78 t. & SP EKKO 1018 (US)

Don't Hold Her So Close / Every Dog Has His Day

1957 SP G & G 107 (US)

Hillbilly Heaven /  I'm Branding My Darling With My Heart

1957 SP KA-HI 127 (US)

One Love / I’m Tellin’ You

1959 SP SUNDOWN 126 (US)

Night Time Is Cry Time / Cop’s And Robbers






Album

12/2000 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD-16256 (GER)

Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor - Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor / Java Junction / Hang On The Ball And Chain / Gonna Take That Fast Train / Boogie Woogie Preachin' Man / Oil The Hinges On Your Door / Turn That Gun Around / My Mail Order Mama / Truck Driver's Boogie / Mistreated Blues / Lonesome Dollar Bill / Honkey Tonk Boogie / Honkey Tonkin' All The Time / Cadillac Blues / Drinkin' At The Bar / 'Til the Day I Die / Saturday Night For Love / Buy Me A Bottle Of Beer / Don't Hold Her So Close / Every Dog Has His Day / Slippin' Around With Jole Blon / Trouble Then Satisfaction / New Panhandle Rag / Two Dollar Diamond Ring / If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time / Little Shoes / One Way Street / Someday You'll Remember

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