19/06/2009

Bill Haley: Trouble in mind ? (1979)-(19/06/2009)

**Crazy Man Crazy : from Bill Haley With Haley's Comets, 1953***Kansas City : from K.C. Lovin' by Little Willie Littlefield, Federal, 11/1952 via Little Richard, US #95, 1959. (Wilbert Harrison, Fury, US #1, May 1959)***Love Letters In The Sand : from Dolly Dawn, RCA/Bluebird, 1931.***Shake Rattle And Roll : from Joe Turner and His Blues Kings, April 1954***I'm In Love Again : from Fats Domino, 06/1956***Stagger Lee : from Lloyd Price's version, 1959 [originally Stack O' Lee Blues first recorded by Long Cleve Reed & Little Harvey Hull-Down Home Boys (trio including Sunny Wilson-rec. circa 1899 however unreleased until May 1927 on BLACK PATTI 8030-B)***Also recorded by Waring's Pennsylvanians (Victor 19189 A, 10/16/1923) and Frank Westphal & His Regal Novelty Orchestra (Columbia 32d, 10/18/1923) in 1923, based on a story of Billy Lyon's hat in 12/1895.***Rock Around The Clock : from Bill Haley And His Comets, 05/1954***I Almost Lost My Mind : from Ivory Joe Hunter, 1949***Blue Suede Shoes : from Carl Perkins, Sun 234, Jan. 1, 1956***My Special Angel : from Bobby Helms With The Anita Kerr Singers, Decca 9-30423, 08/1957***Blueberry Hill : from Fats Domino's version, 12/1956 [originally by Sammy Kaye And His Orchestra, 05/1940 via Glenn Miller and his orchestra with Ray Eberle, Bluebird, 1940].***Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin', On : from Big Maybelle, Okeh 7060, 1955 via Chubby Checker, Parkway Records, B-side of The Hucklebuck, 10/1960.***Bouquet Of Roses : from Eddy Arnold And His Tennessee Plowboys, RCA Victor, 1948***I Don't Hurt Anymore : from Hank Snow, RCA Victor, 17th April 1954.***(The) Wild Side Of Life : from Hank Thompson, Capitol, 1952 [aka Honky Tonk Angels].***Singing The Blues from Marty Robbins, Columbia 1956 via Guy Mitchell, Columbia, US #1, 1956***This Is The Thanks I Get : from This Is The Thanks I Get (For Loving You) by Eddy Arnold, The Tennessee Plowboy, and his Guitar, RCA Victor 47-5805, July 1954.***Candy Kisses : originally from George Morgan's - who wrote the song -, CBS/COLUMBIA 20547, 1949, US R'N'B #1 then US POP #2.***However, this song (gospel) had been recorded the year before by The Five Blind Boys of Alabama (Clarence Fountain, leader) and issued on Coleman Records, Newark, New Jersey. Then in the same year by Rex Turner and The Westerners, Varsity V 8015 via Red Foley, Decca, 1949***No Letter Today : from Ted Daffan and his Texans, COLUMBIA, 1942 (US #1, 1943).***There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder (08/60) : from Jimmie Davis, Capitol Records, US #1, 1945***Cold Cold Heart : from Hank Williams (Sr.) And His Drifting Cowboys, 1951***Anytime : from Emmett Miller acc. by his Georgia Crackers, Okeh 40239, 1924; Okeh 41095, 1928; Bluebird 6577, 1936 via Eddy Arnold And His Guitar, RCA Victor, 1956.***Detour : originally from Spade Cooley A.H.O., 1946 via Patti Page With Jack Rael And His Orchestra, Mercury 5682, June 13, 1951 via Duane Eddy, Jamie 1117/B, 09/1959.***TROUBLE IN MIND (recorded for Warner Bros. in 1960, unissued), EP CLAIRE 1 EP 4779, USA, 1979 : via Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra feat. Rosetta Tharpe on vocal, Decca 48053, 1950/Conway Twitty, 02/1960 [via Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra feat. Bertha "Chippie" Hill on vocal, 1926 [originally by Thelma LaVizzo, Paramount 12206, 05/1924].***This song is also featured on the RARETIES US LP Record/album AMBASSADOR A 98100 manufactured and released in issued in the USA (America) late in 1979. The mystery of its origin is resolute! First issue as "RARETIES, 1979 and the 2d one as "RARITIES" in the course of the 80's.

25/09/2008

Eddy Mitchell et Bill Haley : adaptations (25/09/2008)

Eddy-les chaussettes noires 1 & 2Eddy- 3 & 4Eddy- 5 & 6Après trois plantages et une version alternative de "Shake, Rattle And Roll" (de Big Joe Turner, Atlantic Records 1026, avril 1954, #1 R'n'B, #22 Pop) enregistrés le 21/01/1962 au Studio Barclay Hoche Paris (Polydor 523095 2, 1994), une version finale des Chaussettes Noires sortira en mars 1962 sur Barclay 80171 "Le 2.000.000eme disque" et en 1990 dans la série CD Le Rock c'est ça ! PolyGram 843021-2.***Bien des années plus tard, Eddy en refera une nouvelle version.***Leur version est inspirée par celle de Bill Haley and His Comets qui sortit aux USA sur le label DECCA le 12/07/1954.***En septembre 1968 (LP "7 Colts Pour Schmoll") figure une autre reprise de Haley qu'il a lui-même empruntée à Dickie Thompson and his orchestra ("Thirteen Women And One Man", Herald 424, 01/1954) "Treizes Filles" [méconnaissable!] (Barclay 60 971) d'après "Thirteen Women (And Only One Man In Town)" que Haley avait enregistré lors de la session de Rock Around The Clock au Pythian Temple à New York City le 12 avril 1954 (sortie DECCA, 10 mai 1954).***En 1976, Eddy sort un très bel album intitulé "Sur La Route De Memphis" (Polydor 843 364.1, 1976/Barclay 900 505, 1978) enregistré à Nashville au Studio Cinderella, entouré de la fine fleur des musiciens country dont e.a. Charlie McCoy, Randy "Boots" Randolph incluant e.a. une reprise de "That's How I Got To Memphis" (de Tom T. Hall, 1968) d'après celle très peu connue que Bill Haley a sortie en 12/1968 ou 01/1969 selon les sources sur le label United Artists Records 50483 qui est incluse dans le CD "Let's All Rock Together".***L'année suivante en octobre 1977 sort un nouvel LP intitulé "La Dernière Séance", Barclay 910 001, qui comprend une autre reprise de Bill Haley (with The Saddlemen, Holiday 113, 01/1952 puis Essex EP-118, 09/1954) "Juke Box Cannon Ball" [sous le titre "Mon flash back"] dont le texte est une réécriture de "Wabash Cannonball" (des Carter Family, RCA, 1927) par Jesse Rogers en 1951.***Bill Haley réenregistrera cette chanson pour un ultime LP "Everyone Can Rock And Roll" ne contenant pratiquement que des nouvelles chansons sorties en septembre 1979.***Comme je l'indiquais plus haut, Eddy réenregistre "Shake, Rattle & Roll" sous le titre "Un Chèque En Bois...C'est Drôle" ! dont il a écrit le texte et qui figure sur le CD "Nashville ou Belleville ?" sorti en 1984 sur le LP Racines, RCA PD 70441/All. (RDA) PL 70441 et ensuite sur le CD EDDY MITCHELL 83/85 (CD 18) en 1994.***"Happy Birthday Rock And Roll" est e.a. un hommage à Bill Haley (1955-1980).***Pour terminer, il est bon de noter que son ami de toujours Johnny Hallyday lui a emprunté "Sur La Route De Memphis" qui figure sur le CD Destination Vegas (live) sorti chez Philips (534493-2) en 1996.