Chanteur Country US né James Robert Owen Atcher , le 11 Mai 1914 à Hardin County (Kentucky). Bob Atcher est décédé le 31 Octobre 1993.

Bob Atcher was one of the most popular country music entertainers of the post-World War II era, enjoying a 21-year career at OKeh and Columbia Records, as well as major radio stardom on WLS' National Barn Dance out of Chicago. His range of material ran from traditional country and comic novelty songs to folk.
James Robert Owen Atcher was born and raised in Hardin County, KY, on property that was later appropriated for Fort Knox. The family, led by his father, a champion fiddle player, was musical, and he learned both the violin and the guitar. By the early '30s, he'd made his debut on radio on WHAS out of Louisville, and over the next few years appeared on several small stations across the South and Midwest. In 1939, Atcher got his first big break when he got a regular spot on WGBM in Chicago, a daily program that was picked up nationally by the CBS radio network. He quickly built a major national following with his mix of country and novelty songs. He joined the American Record Company that same year, just in time for the label to be purchased by CBS (which rechristened it Columbia Records), and passed through the label's OKeh imprint before going on to Columbia.
During the years 1939-1942, many of Atcher's singles were credited to duos with Bonnie Blue Eyes (aka Loretta Applegate) — their records together included the comical "Answer to You Are My Sunshine" and "Pins and Needles (In My Heart)." Atcher was also joined in the studio on occasion by his younger brother, Randy Atcher — their singles together included "Papa's Going Crazy, Mama's Going Mad." Atcher served in the army during the later part of World War II and resumed his career in 1946. He charted around that time with "Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me" and "I Must Have Been Wrong."
Atcher made his biggest career move in 1948, when he joined the National Barn Dance on Chicago's WLS. At that time, the National Barn Dance was still one of the two biggest showcases for country music, and he became one of the show's most popular stars over the next ten years. He also scored big on the charts again with "I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes," which became a classic piece of country comedy. His recording career proceeded apace, with some notable achievements. In 1948, Atcher cut two of the earliest LPs ever released by Columbia, a pair of 10" discs devoted to cowboy songs and folk music (Early American Folk Songs, which contained one of the earliest extant commercial recordings of "Devilish Mary," a 19th century folk song that would become part of the repertoire of the members of the Grateful Dead). Atcher left Columbia in 1950 for Capitol Records, and later recorded for Kapp Records. He remained a star on the National Barn Dance into the 1960s, and later rejoined Columbia Records. In the interim, the label had reissued the two early LPs of folk music and cowboy songs on its budget-priced Harmony line, and during his second stint at Columbia, Atcher re-recorded his classic songs in stereo.
Like Gene Autry before him, Bob Atcher invested his earnings far outside the recording industry, and by the 1960s he owned various businesses and had a hand in the banking industry as well, as a board member of the Schaumberg State Bank in Schaumberg, IL. He also served 20 years as the mayor of Schaumberg, from 1959 until 1979.

Talents : Singer, Guitar, Fiddle

Style musical : Singing Cowboy

SWEETHEARTS OR STRANGERS (1941) (Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES)

MOUNTAIN MAW (1948)

HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU (1964)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

1939 78 t. CONQUEROR 9338 (US) . I Found My Cowgirl Sweetheart / When The Locust Is In Bloom
1939 78 t. CONQUEROR 9348 (US) . Going Home To Mother / The War Baby's Prayer (Bonnie BLUE EYES)
1940 78 t. CONQUEROR 9363 (US) . Seven Years With The Wrong Man (Bonnie BLUE EYES) / I'm Not Comin' Home Tonight
1940 78 t. CONQUEROR 9379 (US) . I'm Thinking Tonight Of Two Blue Eyes / You Love Me Or You Don't
1940 78 t. CONQUEROR 9380 (US) . Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES - You're My Darling / The Last Letter
1940 78 t. CONQUEROR 9381 (US) . Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES - You Are My Sunshine / Crying Myself To Sleep
1940 78 t. CONQUEROR 9578 (US) . Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES - A Face I See At Evening / No One To Kiss Me Goodnight
1940 78 t. CONQUEROR 9595 (US) . Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES - I Won't Care (A Hundred Years From Now) / Now I Know Somebody Doesn't Care
1940 78 t. CONQUEROR 9597 (US) . Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES - She's Not My Curly-Headed Baby / I Dream Of Your Bonnie BLUE EYES
1940 78 t. OKEH 05652 (US) . I'm Not Coming Home Tonight / Seven Beers With The Wrong Man (Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES)
1940 78 t. OKEH 05697 (US) . I Dream Of Your Bonnie BLUE EYES / She's Not My Curly Headed Baby (Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES)
1940 78 t. OKEH 05755 (US) . Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES - Now I Know Somebody Doesn't Care / I Won't Care
1940 78 t. OKEH 05808 (US) . Pennsylvania Pal (Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES) / Cool Water
1940 78 t. OKEH 05866 (US) . Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES - A Face I See At Evening / You Waited Too Long
1940 78 t. OKEH 05928 (US) . Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES - We Never Dream The Same Dream Twice / No One To Kiss Me Goodnight
1940 78 t. OKEH 05993 (US) . Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES - Are You Sure? / I Wish It Wasn't So
1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9672 (US) . Answer To You Are My Sunshine (Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES) / Blues In Jail (Randall ATCHER)
1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9673 (US) . I'm Lending You To Uncle Sammy / Are You Sure?
1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9674 (US) . Cool Water / I Wish It Wasn't So
1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9675 (US) . Going South / You'll Always Have My Heart (Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES)
1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9676 (US) . Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES - We Never Dream The Same Dream Twice / Broken Vows
1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9677 (US) . Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES - You Waited Too Long / Whisper Goodbye
1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9815 (US) . I Wonder Where You Are Tonight / Take Me Back Again
1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9816 (US) . Now That You're Gone (Oh My Darling!) / Don't Say Goodbye Little Darling (Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES)
1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9817 (US) . There'll Be A Day / Will You Be True
1941 78 t. OKEH 06041(US) . Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES - Don't Say Goodbye Little Darling / I'm Lending You To Uncle Sam
1941 78 t. OKEH 06090 (US) . Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES - Answer To You Are My Sunshine / You'll Always Have My Heart
1941 78 t. OKEH 06138 (US) . Blues In Jail / Goin' South (Randall ATCHER)
1941 78 t. OKEH 06263 (US) . Take Me Back Again / I Wonder Where You Are Tonight (Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES)
1941 78 t. OKEH 06326 (US) . Always Alone / Weary, Worried And Blue
1941 78 t. OKEH 06395 (US) . Doesn't Matter Anymore / Poor Little Rose
1941 78 t. OKEH 06453 (US) . There'll Be A Day / Will You Be True
1941 78 t. OKEH 06495 (US) . Let's Start Life All Over Again (Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES) / I'm Reading Your Letter Again
1941 78 t. OKEH 06496 (US) . Sweethearts Or Strangers (Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES) / I'm Walking The Floor Over You
1947 78 t. COLUMBIA ? (US) . Barbary Allen
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 37991 (US) . Signed, Sealed And Delivered
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20024 / 36983 (US) . I Must Have Been Wrong / I Want To Be Wanted
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20083 / 31173 (US) . One Little Teardrop Too Late / Long Gone Baby
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20115 / 37326 (US) . Long Road Ahead / I Traded My Heart For A Tear
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20134 (US) . Pins And Needles (Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES) / Time Alone
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 37418 (US) . In The Echo Of My Heart
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20136 (US) . Why Should I Cry Over You / Sorrow On My Mind (Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES)
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 37443 (US) . Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes / You Love Me Or You Don't
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20138 (US) . Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die / Honest I Do
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 37649 (US) . She's Not My Curly Headed Baby
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20145 (US) . In The Echo Of My Heart (Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES) / Let's Tell Our Dream To The Moon
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 37751 (US) . Now I Know Somebody Doesn't Care
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20159 (US) . Walking The Floor Over You / Sweethearts Or Strangers (Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES)
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20170 (US) . The Crying Song / You Love Me Or You Don't (Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES)
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 37815 (US) . Pennsylvania Pal
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20248 (US) . I Dream Of Your Bonnie BLUE EYES (Bpb & Randall ATCHER) / She's Not My Curly Headed Baby (Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES)
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 37878 (US) . On Account Of You / Wasted Tears
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20318 (US) . Crying Myself To Sleep / You Are My Sunshine
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 37944 (US) . I Don't Want Nobody / I'll Never Grow Too Old To Love You
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20319 (US) . Last Letter / You Are My Darling
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 37958 (US) . Don't Give Your Heart / Never Trust A Woman
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20328 (US) . Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES - I Won't Care / Now I Know Somebody Doesn't Care
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 37991 (US) . Mountain Maw / Signed, Sealed And Delivered
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20330 (US) . Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES - A Face I See At Evening / You Waited Too Long
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 38132 (US) . Your Broken Vow / Down With The Feminine Gender
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20332 (US) . No One To Kiss Me Goodnight / We Never Dream The Same Dream Twice
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20354 (US) . Cool Water / Pennsylvania Pal
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20363 (US) . Wasted Tears / On Account Of You
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20379 (US) . I'll Never Grow Too Old To Love You / I Don't Want Nobody
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20382 (US) . Never Trust A Woman / Don't Give Me Your Heart
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20393 (US) . Signed Sealed And Delivered / Mountain Maw
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20410 (US) . Your Broken Vow / Down With The Feminine Gender
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20468 (US) . Time Will Tell (Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES) / In My Heart
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20481 (US) . Barbara Allen, part 1 / Barbara Allen, part 2
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20482 (US) . Methodist Pie / Ladies Man
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20483 (US) . Young Roger / Devilish Mary
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20484 (US) . Old Smokey / Hunters Of Kentucky
1949 78 t. COLUMBIA 20527 (US) . Nobody Knows But Me & You / Now That You're Gone (Bob ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES)
1949 78 t. COLUMBIA 20538 (US) . Foggy Foggy Dew / Blue Tail Fly
1949 78 t. COLUMBIA ? (US) . Strawberry Roan
1949 78 t. COLUMBIA 20556 (US) . Smiling With A Broken Heart / Money Marbles And Chalk
1949 78 t. COLUMBIA 20557 (US) . Tennessee Border / Don't Rob Another Man's Castle
1949 78 t. COLUMBIA 20608 (US) . The Nightingale / I'll Remember You In My Prayers
1949 78 t. COLUMBIA 20611 (US) . Warm Red Wine / Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me
1949 78 t. COLUMBIA 20618 (US) . Red River Valley / Home On The Range
1949 78 t. COLUMBIA 20619 (US) . Strawberry Roan / Little Joe The Wrangler
1949 78 t. COLUMBIA 20620 (US) . Cowboys Dream / Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie
1949 78 t. COLUMBIA 20621 (US) . The Old Chisholm Trail / I've Got No Use For Women
1949 4 78 t. COLUMBIA H-6 (US) EARLY AMERICAN FOLK SONGS
1949 4 78 t. COLUMBIA H-10 (US) SONGS OF THE SADDLE :
DISC 1 : Red River Valley / Home On The Range
DISC 2 : The Strawberry Roan / Little Joe The Wrangler
DISC 3 : Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie / The Cowboy's Dream
DISC 4 : I've No Use For The Women / The Old Chisholm Trail
1950 78 t. CAPITOL 975 (US) . Ain't You Ashamed / Smoke Comes Out My Chimney
1950 78 t. COLUMBIA 20659 (US) . To Make You Mine / I Can't Think Of Love Without You
1950 78 t. CAPITOL 1007 (US) . My Pillow Knows / One Kind Word
1950 78 t. CAPITOL 1147 (US) . Guilty Conscience / Walk Children Walk
1950 SP. CAPITOL F-1147 (US) . Guilty Conscience / Walk Children Walk
10/1950 78 t. CAPITOL 1258 (US) . DINNING SISTERS & Bob ATCHER - Christmas Island / Blue Christmas
10/1950 SP CAPITOL F-1258 (US) . DINNING SISTERS & Bob ATCHER - Christmas Island / Blue Christmas
1951 78 t. CAPITOL 1364 (US) . Chain Around My Heart / Peek-A-Boo
1951 SP CAPITOL F-1364 (US) . Chain Around My Heart / Peek-A-Boo
1964 SP COLUMBIA 43193 (US) . I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes / Old Fiddler Joe
1965 SP COLUMBIA 43365 (US) . Flash Flood / Indoor Plumbing
1966 SP COLUMBIA 43365 (US) . Buck Private's Lament / Foreclose On A Mortgage

Albums

1949 LP 10" COLUMBIA HL-9006 (US) BOB ATCHER'S EARLY AMERICAN FOLK SONGS - Barbary Allen  / De Ladies' Man  / Methodist Pie  / Devilish Mary  / Young Rogers The Miller  / Old Smoky  / The Hunters Of Kentucky
1949 LP 10" COLUMBIA HL-9013 (US) SONGS OF THE SADDLE - Home On The Range / Red River Valley / The Strawberry Roan / Little Joe The Wrangler / Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie / The Cowboy's Dream / I've No Use For Women / The Old Chisholm Trail
1964 LP 12" COLUMBIA CS-9032 (US) THE DEAN OF COWBOY SINGERS - The Last Round-Up / Sierry Petes / Cool Water / Riders In The Sky (Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle) / The Place Where I Worship (Is The Wide Open Spaces) / Have I Told You Lately That I Love You / I Want To Be Wanted / Letter Without Words / Crying My Self To Sleep / Old Fiddler Joe / I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes
04/1964 LP 12" HARMONY HL-7313 (US) BOB ATCHER'S BEST - EARLY AMERICAN FOLK SONGS - Red River Valley / Old Smoky / Hunters Of Kentucky / Devilish Mary / Young Roger The Miller / Ladie's Man / Methodist Pie / Barbara Allen Pt.1 / Barbara Allen Pt.2 / Old Chisholm Trail
1992 LP 12" COWGIRLBOY LP 5062 (GER) STAR OF THE WLS NATIONAL BARN DANCE - Walk Chicken Walk / Guilty Conscience / Don't Give Your Heart (To Someone Else) / Never Trust A Woman / Long Gone Baby / On Account Of You / Wasted Tears / In My Heart / High And Dry / Two Can Play Your Game / You Love Me Or You Don't (Make Up Your Mind) / Down With The Feminine Gender / Oh Darling / When The Locust Is In Bloom
???? CD BACM CD D 068 (UK) HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY - Down With The Feminine Gender / Long Gone Baby / Never Trust A Woman / Chain Around My Heart / One Kind Word / My Pillow Knows / Peek A Boo / Don’t Give Your Heart To Someone Else / Walking The Floor Over You / Let’s Start Life All Over / I’m Reading Your Letter Again Dear / On Account Of You / Wasted Tears / Time Will Tell / In My Heart / Methodist Pie / Smoke Comes Out My Chimney / Ain’t You Ashamed / Christmas Island / Hunters Of Kentucky / De Ladies Man / The Old Chisholm Trail
199? CD CATTLE CDD 201 (GER) THE TOP HAND OF THE COWHANDS (1939-46) - Those Eyes Of Grey / My Buddy, My Buddy, My Pal / The Lonesome Mountain / Blow, Whistle, Blow / Cool Water / Seven Beers With The Wrong Man / I Dream Of Your Bonnie BLUE EYES / Always Alone / Weary, Worried And Blue / Poor Little Rose / Will You Be True / There'll Be A Day / Doesn't Matter Anymore / Take Me Back Again / I Wonder Where You Are Tonight / Let's Tell Our Dream To The Moon / In The Echo Of My Heart / I Want To Be Wanted / A Long Road Ahead / I Traded My Heart For A Tear / The Picture On The Mantle
06/2005 CD CATTLE CDD 237 (GER) THE GOLDEN AGE OF BOB ATCHER & Bonnie BLUE EYES - Tennessee Border / Mountain Maw / Honest I Do / Money Marbles And Chalk / Nobody Knows But Me And You / Pins And Needles (In My Heart) / Smiling With A Broken Heart / Time Alone / Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me / Why Should I Cry Over You / Answer To You Haul Off And Love Me / Why Should I Cry Over You / Answer To You Are My Sunshine (with Bonnie BLUE EYES) / You'll Always Have My Heart (with Bonnie BLUE EYES) / Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die / Blue Tail Fly / Don't Rob Another Man's Castle / Don't Say Goodbye Little Darling (with Bonnie BLUE EYES) / Foggy Foggy Dew / I'll Remember You, Love, In My Prayers / The Warm Red Wine / I'm Not Coming Home Tonight (with Bonnie BLUE EYES) / I'm Lending You To Uncle Sammy (Bonnie BLUE EYES) / I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes (The Crying Song) / Now That You're Gone (Oh My Darling) (with Bonnie BLUE EYES) / One Little Teardrop Too Late / The Nightingale / Sorrow On My Mind (with Bonnie BLUE EYES)

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