Chanteur et acteur Country US né Foy Willingham le 14 Mai 1914 à Bosque County (Texas). Foy Willing est décédé le 24 Juin 1978 à Nashville (Tennessee).

Singer, songwriter, and actor Foy Willing was best known as the founder of the Riders of the Purple Sage, a popular cowboy band known for their harmonies and appearances in low-budget Westerns from the '40s and '50s. Born Foy Willingham in Bosque County, TX, he began as a soloist and member of a gospel group on local radio. In 1933 he began appearing on a radio show in New York City but left in 1935 to work as a radio announcer back in Texas. In 1940 Willing moved to California and had established a version of the Riders there (the band had actually been founded in 1936 by Buck Page and a few others). Willing's Riders included Patti Page on Vocalss, fiddler Johnny Paul, and accordionist Ken Coopern. World War II call ups caused the lineup to fluctuate during this period, but the group did have some success on the charts, including the country Top Tens "Texas Blues" (1944) and "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You" and "Detour," both from 1946. Willing and his band also appeared on radio shows and even dabbled in film. In 1944, they made their feature film debut in Cowboy From Lonesome River, a Western featuring Charles Starrett. The following year, the band began appearing regularly on the All Star Western Theater. They continued appearing in films through the decade and in 1948 became Roy Rogers' new backup band after the Sons of the Pioneers left. The Willing-led Riders disbanded in 1952, though he continued to use the name for a number of years after his semiretirement from performing. During the late '50s and early '60s, the group occasionally reunited to record and perform, and Willing went on to appear at Western festivals during the 1970s. Willing died July 24th, 1978, in Nashville, TN. He was 63.

Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Cowboy

http://youtu.be/da71PF0Cf70

HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU (1946)

COOL WATER (1946)

SOFT WINDS (1958)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t.

06/1944 78 t. CAPITOL 162 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Texas Blues / Hang Your Head In Shame
02/1946 78 t. DECCA 9000 (US) . RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Detour / Someone Won Your Heart, Little Darling
07/1946 78 t. MAJESTIC 5003 (US) . Foy WILLING & Louis PRIMA - Vout Cowboy (Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE) / Mary Lou
07/1946 78 t. MAJESTIC 6000 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You / Cool Water
1946 78 t. MAJESTIC 6001 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Live And Learn / Chained To A Memory
10/1946 78 t. MAJESTIC 6002 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Divorce Me C.O.D. / Darling What More Can I Do
11/1946 78 t. MAJESTIC 6003 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - No One To Cry To / So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed
1947 78 t. MAJESTIC 6013 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now / Wait'll I Get My Sunshine In The Moonlight
1947 78 t. MAJESTIC 6014 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Twilight On The Trail / Tumbling Tumbleweeds
08/1947 78 t. MAJESTIC 6015 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Holiday For Blues / Where Cool Clear Water Spills
1947 78 t. MAJESTIC 6016 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - When The Sun Goes Down / Be My Darlin'
11/1947 78 t. MAJESTIC 6021 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Never Trust A Woman / That's What I Like About The West
11/1947 78 t. DECCA 46088 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - One To Cry To / One Hundred And Sixty Acres
04/1948 78 t. CAPITOL 40108 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Anytime / I'm Waltzing With A Broken Heart
1948 78 t. CAPITOL 15133 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - I'll Have Somebody Else / Lay Your Little Head On My Shoulder
1948 78 t. MAJESTIC 6030 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Blue Shadows On The Trail / Little White House
1948 78 t. MAJESTIC 6031 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Song Of The Sierras / I Couldn't Believe It was True
11/1948 78 t. CAPITOL 15290 (US) . Brush Those Tears From Your Eyes / Rose Of Pawnee
01/1949 78 t. MERCURY 6148 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You / Cool Water
01/1949 78 t. CAPITOL 15355 (US) Goodbye And Good Luck / I Care No More
04/1949 78 t. CAPITOL 57-40151 (US) You Told A Lie / I Had My Heart Set On You
05/1949 78 t. CAPITOL 57-40228 (US) Your Tears Came Too Late / You'll Never Have My Love Anymore
1949 78 t. RCA VICTOR 21-0125 (US) . Roy ROGERS & Dale EVANS with Foy WILLING & His RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE - Christmas On The Plains / Wonderful Christmas Night
1949 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0128 (US)   Roy ROGERS & Dale EVANS with Foy WILLING & His RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE - Christmas On The Plains / Wonderful Christmas Night
02/1950 78 t. COLUMBIA 38695 (US) Stampede / Someone In Tennessee
1950 78 t. ROYALE 45212 (US) Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Cool Water
1950 SP VARSITY 45212 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Cool Water
1950 78 t. ROYALE 45241 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Divorce Me C.O.D. / ?
1950 ? 78 t. ROYALE 8071 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Live And Learn / Twilight On The Trail
1950 ? 78 t. ROYALE 8072 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Blue Shadows On Trail / Kentucky
06/1950 SP CAPITOL F1070 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Texas Blues / Sometime
195? SP HIT 3003 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Holiday For The Blues / Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
10/1951 78 t. DECCA 46365 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Detour / Address Unknown
10/1951 SP DECCA 9-46365 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Detour / Address Unknown
1952 78 t. ROYALE 4519 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - When The Sun Goes Down / Wher The Cool Clear Water Spills
1952 78 t. VARSITY 4519 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - When The Sun Goes Down / Wher The Cool Clear Water Spills
1952 78 t. ROYALE 4520 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Song Of The Sierras / ?
1952 78 t. VARSITY 4520 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Song Of The Sierras / ?
10/1957 SP CHALLENGE CH 1011 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Cool Water / No One To Cry To
03/1958 SP ROULETTE R 4055 (US) . Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Cowboy / Soft Winds
1958 EP COLUMBIA SEG 7834 (UK) Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - COWBOY - ? / ? / ? / ?
1958 EP COLUMBIA SEG 7855 (UK) Foy WILLING & The RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - COWBOY No. 2  - ? / ? / ? / ?
1977 SP BIG BOSS IRDA 377 (US) . The Lone Star State of Texas / Brandy (Still Cries In The Morning)
1978 SP BIG BOSS IRDA 424 (US) . I Love You More / My Little Girl








 

Albums

1950 LP 10" ROYALE VLP-6032 (US) FOY WILLING & THE RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Cool Water / I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now / Blue Shadows On The Trail / Song Of The Sierras / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Where The Cool Clear Water Spills / Twilight On The Trail / Holiday For The Blues
1950 LP 10" VARSITY VLP-6032 (US) FOY WILLING & THE RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Cool Water / I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now / Blue Shadows On The Trail / Song Of The Sierras / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Where The Cool Clear Water Spills / Twilight On The Trail / Holiday For The Blues
1953 LP 10" ROYALE VLP-6087 (US) THE RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE - Foy WILLING & Eddie DEAN - Kentucky Waltz / Darling What More Can I Do / Rainbow At Midnight / Chained To A Melody / Midnight Train / No Vacancy / Sometimes / California
1954 LP 10" ROYALE 1807 (US) FOY WILLING & THE RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Cool Water / Shortnin' Bread / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Bile Dem Cabbage Down / Buffalo Gals / Twilight On The Trail / Casey Jones / The Preacher And The Bear
09/1956 LP 12" Allegro 1594 (US)

Cowboy Song Favorites - Foy WILLING & the Riders Of The Purple Sage & Red River Dave ‎-  Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Cool Water / Home On The Range / Red River Valley / The Last Roundup / Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie / Mexicali Rose / The Blue Tail Fly / She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain / The Old Chisholm Trail / Jack O' Diamonds / Big Rock Candy Mountain

1958 LP 12" ROULETTE R-25035 (US) COWBOY - FOY WILLING & THE RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Cowboy / Red River Valley / Hang Your Head In Shame / Dreamy Black Hills / San Antonio Rose / Beautiful Moon Over Texas / Blue Shadows On The Trail / My Heart Is Blind / Soft Winds / Have I Told You Lately That I Love You / Cool Water / No One To Cry To
1962 LP 12" JUBILEE JGM-5028 (US) FOY WILLING & THE RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE SING THE NEW SOUND OF AMERICAN FOLK - Fireball Mail / Kisses Sweeter Than Wine / Just Because / Live And Let Live / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Five Hundred Miles / Old Lonesome Train / Dark As A Dungeon / Never Let Me Cross Your Mind / Someone Won Your Heart / Pins And Needles / I Cried Myself To Sleep
1963 LP 12" CROWN CLP-5306 (mono) / CST-306 (stereo) (US)
COOL WATER - COWBOY - FOY WILLING & THE RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Cool, Cool Water / Soft Winds / Red River Valley / Hang Your Head In Shame / Dreamy Black Hills / My Heart Is Blind / Have I Told You That I Love You / Beautiful Moon Over Texas / The Wanderer / San Angelo
1965 LP 12" CROWN CLP-5582 (mono) / CST-582 (stereo) (US) C AND W FAVORITES - FOY WILLING & THE RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Fire Ball Mail / What A Fool / Wanderer's Dream / Just Because / Columbus Stockade / Red River Valley / Soft Winds / No One To Cry To / Someone Won Your Heart / Beautiful Moon Over Texas
19?? LP 12" CUSTOM CM 2017-2 (US) COOL WATER - COWBOY - FOY WILLING & THE RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Cool, Cool Water / Soft Winds / Red River Valley / Hang Your Head In Shame / Dreamy Black Hills / My Heart Is Blind / Have I Told You That I Love You / Beautiful Moon Over Texas / The Wanderer / San Angelo
1981 LP 12" CATTLE LP 18 (GER) FOY WILLING & THE RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - VOL. 1 - Holiday For The Blues / Little White House / Twilight On The Trail / Ragtime Cowboy Joe / Blue Shadows On The Trail / Across The Alley From The Alamo / Prairie Echoes / Nobody(s Lost On The Lonesome Trail / Hang Your Head In Shame / Trail To Mexico / Cool Water / When The White Roses Bloom Down In Red River Valley
1981 LP 12" CATTLE LP 19 (GER) FOY WILLING & THE RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - VOL. 2 - Spanish Fandango / Pecos Bill / Where The Cool Clear Waters Spilt / I Couldn't Believe It Was True / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Missouri Waltz / I Still Love The West / I'm Waltzing With A Broken Heart / Bouquet Of Roses / Chained To A Memory / Signed Sealed And Delivered / I Know There Is Somebody Waiting
1995 LP 12" COWGIRLBOY LP-5138 (GER) FOY WILLING'S WESTERN CLASSICS - Detour / Darling, What More Can I Do / I Had My Heart Set On You / Texas Blues / You Told A Lie / I Care No More / I'll Have Somebody Else / Sometimes / Stampede / Twilight On The Trail / Cool Water (#1) / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Someone In Tennessee / Goodbye And Good Luck / Someone Won Your Heart Little Darlin' / Just A Little Lovin' (Will Go A Long Way)
02/1998 CD SIMITAR 5592 (US) COLLECTORS EDITION - FOY WILLING & THE RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Cool Water / Home On The Range / Red River Valley / The Last Round Up / Big Rock Candy Mountain / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Mexicali Rose / Blue Tail Fly / She'll Be Coming 'Round The Mountain / The Old Chisholm Trail / Jack O'Diamonds / Oh, Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie
08/1999 CD SOUNDIES 4108 (US) COWBOY & NEW SOUND OF AMERICAN FOLK - FOY WILLING & THE RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Cowboy (Song Of The Cowboy) / Red River Valley / Hang Your Head In Shame / Dreary Black Hills / Rose Of San Antone / Beautiful Moon Over Texas / Blue Shadows On The Trail / My Heart Is Blind / Soft Winds / Have I Told You Lately That I Love You / Cool Cool Water / No One To Cry To / Fireball Mail / Kisses Sweeter Than Wine / Just Because / Live And Let Live / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold / Five Hundred Miles / Old Lonesome Train / Dark As A Dungeon / Never Let Me Cross Your Mind / Someone Won Your Heart / Pins And Needles (In My Heart) / I Cried Myself To Sleep
2000 CD CATTLE CCD 215 (GER) TRAIL HERDIN' COWBOY - Trail Herdin' Cowboy / Oregon / Divorce Me C.O.D. / I Cried Myself To Sleep Over You / Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad / Red River Valley / Holiday For The Blues / Blue Shadows On The Trail / Among My Souvenirs / Avalon / Missouri Waltz / California / Where The Mountains Meet The Sky / Wait'll I Get My Sunshine In The Moonlight / You Can't Be True Dear / Brush Those Tears Form Your Eyes / Texas Blues / Song Of The Sierras / Ridin' Down That Old Texas Trail / Where The Cool Clear Water Spills
2000 CD CATTLE CCD 216 (GER) THE TIMBER TRAIL - FOY WILLING & THE RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - The Timber Trail / Have I Told You Lately (That I Love You) / I Still Do / I'll Hold You In My Heart / Everything's Goin' My Way / My Adobe Hacienda / I'll Have Somebody Else / Lay Your Little Head On My Shoulder / Managua Nicaragua / Midnight Masquerade / I Wonder Where You Are Tonight / Trail To Mexico / Nellie Bly / When The White Roses Bloom (In Red River Valley) / On The Old Spainish Trail / Anytime / At The Rainbow's End / Home On The Range / Ages And Ages Ago / Moonlight On The Prairie
2003 CD COLLECTOR'S CHOICE CCM 440 (US) SAGEBRUSH SWING - FOY WILLING & THE RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - There's A Rainbow Over The Range / Among My Souvenirs / Ragtime Cowboy Joe / Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet / Blue Shadows On The Trail / Out On The Texas Plains / Molly Darling / Get Along Home, Cindy / Tumblin' Tumbleweeds / You Are My Sunshine / Timber Trail / Cowboys' Heaven / Gay Ranchero / Carry Me Back To The Lone Prairie / Little White House / Along The Navaho Trail / Red Wing / Red River Valley / Anytime / Cimarron (Roll On)
07/2005 CD BACM 056 (UK) FOY WILLING & THE RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Your Tears Came Too Late / Just A Little Lovin’ / Rose Of Old Pawnee / Mary Lou / Sometime / Vout Cowboy / You’ll Never Have My Love Anymore / Goodbye & Good Luck / Be My Darlin’ / Nobody’s Lost On The Lonesome Trail / Detour / 160 Acres / Prairie Echoes / Someone Won Your Heart Little Darlin’ / Little White House With You Inside / I Care No More/ Bouquet Of Roses / Hang Your Head In Shame / I’m Waltzing With A Broken Heart / Chant Of The Wanderer / Hazy Mountains / Cowboy’s Heaven / Texas Plains / So Long To The Red River Valley
04/2007 CD VARESE SARABANDE 066804 (US) TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS - 10 TIMELESS WESTERN SONGS - FOY WILLING & THE RIDERS ON THE PURPLE SAGE - Cowboys And Indians / Prairie Echoes / Holiday For The Blues / Twilight On The Trail / Ragtime Cowboy Joe / Blue Shadows On The Trail / Ridin' Down To Santa Fe / A Cowboy Has To Sing / Home On The Range / Tumbling Tumbleweeds

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