Chanteur Country US n Carl Leroy Pullins, le 12 Novembre 1940 Elgin (Illinois). Leroy Pullins est mort en Mai 1984.

Leroy Pullins is pretty much the definition of a novelty one-hit wonder -- a singer who patterned himself after Roger Miller, a move that resulted in one moderately big country hit, "I'm a Nut," in 1966, and a host of other, similar tunes in the next few years, but few other hits. Not much is known of Leroy Pullins' life and career -- all information comes from Colin Escott's liner notes for Bear Family's 2007 CD I'm a Nut, a collection that contains all existing Pullins sides and credits a 1984 obituary written by Valarie Honeycutt for the Lexington Herald Leader. Pullins was born Carl Leroy Pullins on May 12, 1940, in Berea, KY. He began pursuing a musical career in his teens, assembling a rock & roll band called the LeSabres when he was 19. Once the group fell apart, Pullins moved to Nashville, where he was signed to Kapp Records, a subsidiary of Decca, in 1966. He was signed with the idea that he would capitalize on Roger Miller's success, which he did quite successfully with his first single, "I'm a Nut," an original tune that went all the way to 18 on the country charts. A full album also arrived in 1966, with a second arriving the next year, but that album and its accompanying singles went nowhere. As success started to dry up, so did Pullins' writing, so he decided to retire from the music business, moving back to his hometown of Berea where he became a fireman. He stayed there until his death from a heart attack in May 1984 at the age of 44. A few months later, Bear Family issued an LP called I'm a Nut (this was not a deliberately posthumous release; it was planned before his death), and that was the only Pullins release in circulation for years until Bear Family issued a different compilation, also called I'm a Nut, in 2007.

Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Country Comedy, Traditional Country

I'M A NUT (1966)

Knee Deep (1966)

The Tatersville Women's Auxiliary Sewing Circle (1966)

Tickled Pink (1966)

Out In The Smokehouse Takin' A Bath (1966)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

1963 ? SP Teakwood TR 6354 (US) .

Andersonville / Joe Brown's General Store

05/1966 SP KAPP K-758 (US) .

I'm A Nut / Knee Deep

06/1966 SP KAPP K 2121 (NW) I'm A Nut / Knee Deep
07/1966 SP KAPP K-758 (NL) I'm A Nut / Knee Deep
08/1966 SP KAPP DV 14548 K (US)

I'm A Nut / Knee Deep

09/1966 SP KAPP K-775 (US) .

The Tatersville Women's Auxiliary Sewing Circle / Tickled Pink

1966 EP KAPP KEV 13032 (F) I'm A Nut / The Tatersville Women's Auxiliary Sewing Circle / Okeefenokee / Out In The Smokehouse Takin' A Bath
03/1967 SP KAPP K-816 (US) .

Meter Maid / Wall Around Your Heart

08/1967 SP KAPP K-863 (US) .

Oriental Girl / Gypsy Rose And I Don't Give A Curse

01/1968 SP KAPP K-889 (US) .

Interstate Is Coming Through My Outhous / Swimming At The Bottom Of The Pool

196? SP KAPP HK 119 (NL)

AThe Interstate Is Coming Through My Outhouse / Swimming At The Bottom Of The Pool

Albums

08/1966 LP 12" KAPP KL-1488 (mono) / KS-3488 (stereo) (US)

 I'm A Nut - I'm A Nut / I Love You Drops / The Taterville Women's Auxilliary Sewing Circle / I've Got A Sore In My Heart / Billy Roy And Jackson Sam / I've Been Everywhere / Knee Deep / I'm Killing Myself / Okeefenokee / What's His Name / S-Tree Towers / Out In The Smokehouse Takin' A Bath

1968 LP 12" KAPP  KL-1557 (mono) / KS-3557 (stereo) (US)

Funny Bones And Hearts - The Interstate Is Coming Through My Outhouse / Tears, Tears, Tears / Gypsy Rose And I Don't Give A Curse / The Wall Around Your Heart / Testing 1,2,3 / I-Done-You Wrong Song / Swimming On The Bottom Of The Pool / Blinded By Love / Yellow / The Worst Was Wonderful / Oriental Girl / Meter Maid

1986 LP 12" BEAR FAMILY BFX 15216 (GER) I'M A NUT - I'm A Nut / Knee Deep / Out In The Smokehouse Takin' A Bath / The Tatersville Women's Auxiliary Sewing Circle / Gypsy Rose And I Don't Give A Curse / Meter Maid / What's His Name / I Love You Drops / Swimming At The Bottom Of The Pool / I-Done-You Wrong Song / Tickled Pink / Okeefenokee / Billy Roy And Jackson Sam / Yellow / S-Tree Towers / World What Have I Done
12/2007 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16625 (GER)

I'm A Nut - I'm A Nut / I Love You Drops / The Taterville Women's Auxilliary Sewing Circle / I've Got A Sore In My Heart / Billy Roy And Jackson Sam / I've Been Everywhere / Knee Deep / I'm Killing Myself / Okeefenokee / What's His Name / S-Tree Towers / Out In The Smokehouse Takin' A Bath / The Interstate Is Coming Through My Outhouse / Tears, Tears, Tears / Gypsy Rose And I Don't Give A Curse / The Wall Around Your Heart / Testing 1, 2, 3 / I-Done-You Wrng Song / Swimming At The Bottom Of The Pool / Blinded By Love / Yellow / The Worst Was Wonderful / Oriental Girl / Meter Maid / Tickled Pink / I Ain't the Worryin' Kind / World (What Have I Done)

Rocky Productions 11/06/2017