Chanteur US né Carl Robert Belew, le 21 Avril 1931 à Salina (Oklahoma). Carl Belew a débuté chez Sowder (56), puis il passe chez Four Star (56-58), Brunswick (58), avant de s'imposer chez Decca en 1959. Il connut de nombreux succès dans les sixties. Carl Beliew est décédé le 31 Octobre 1990.

Despite recording eight albums between 1960 and 1972, Carl Belew is best remembered as a songwriter whose work was covered by an eclectic group of artists ranging from Patsy Cline to Gene Vincent to Andy Williams. Born in Oklahoma in 1931, Belew first entered the studio in 1955; by the following year, he gained his first widespread exposure thanks to appearances on a pair of California-based radio programs, Town Hall Party and The Cliffie Stone Show. In 1957, he performed on the Louisiana Hayride.
Belew's composition "Stop the World (And Let Me Off)" hit the Top Ten in 1958 in a rendition by Johnnie & Jack; the following year, Andy Williams hit the Top Five with "Lonely Street," a song which would become Belew's trademark tune thanks to subsequent covers by Cline, Vincent, and Rex Allen, Jr. Later in 1959,Belew wrote "Am I That Easy to Forget," a Top 40 pop hit for actress Debbie Reynolds that was later recorded by Engelbert Humperdinck, Skeeter Davis, Don Gibson, Jim Reeves, and Leon Russell. Belew's own rendition hit the Top Ten in 1959.
In 1960, Belew released his self-titled debut LP; in the same year, he notched a Top 20 hit with the single "Too Much to Lose." Two years later, a label change prompted another eponymous effort; the single "Hello Out There" earned him another Top Ten hit, his last. Between 1964 and 1968, Belew released an album a year, beginning with Hello Out There and continuing with Am I That Easy to Forget?, Country Songs, Lonely Street, and finally Twelve Shades of Belew. His last studio album, When My Baby Sings His Song, a record of duos with Betty Jean Robinson, was issued in 1972, while one final single, "Welcome Back to My World," appeared in 1974.
Throughout his career, Belew's songs continued to be popular with (and popularized by) other singers; Eddy Arnold hit number one in 1965 with "What's He Doing in My World," while Jim Reeves scored a posthumous success in 1968 with "That's When I See the Blues (In Your Pretty Brown Eyes)." "Stop the World (And Let Me Off)" also reached the Top 20 twice more thanks to a 1965 cover by Waylon Jennings and a 1974 version by Susan Raye. Carl Belew died of cancer on Halloween in 1990 at the age of 59.

Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Rockabilly

I'M LONG GONE (1956)

AM I THAT EASY TO FORGET (1959)

COOL GATOR SHOES (1959)

FOLDING MONEY (1965)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

05/1956 SP SOWDER OP-248-45 (US) . Carl BELEW & His RIFF RIDERS - I'm Long Gone / Silence And Tears
11/1956 SP 4 STAR 1701x45 (US) . Carl BELEW & His ROCK CRUSHERS - A-Cryin' And A-Hurtin' / Lonely Street
05/1957 SP 4 STAR 1705x45 (US) . Lie To Me / Olds Number Nine
01/1958 SP 4 STAR 1715x45 (US) . I Can't Forget / Stop The World
05/1958 SP 4 STAR 1721x45 (US) . 24 Hour Night / Everytime I'm Kissing You
09/1958 SP 4 STAR 1726x45 (US) . My Baby's Not Here / No Love Tonight
1958 EP CARL BELEW EP-34 (US) . 24 Hour Night / Stop The World / Everytime I'm Kissin' You / Lonely Street
05/1958 SP BRUNSWICK 9-55071 (US) . 24 Hour Night / Everytime I'm Kissing You
01/1959 SP DECCA 9-30842 (US) . Am I That Easy To Forget / Such Is Life
07/1959 SP DECCA 9-30947 (US) . Cool Gator Shoes / No Regrets
11/1959 SP DECCA 9-31012 (US) . I Wish I'd Never / I Know But Tell Me Dear (It Didn't Happen)
1959 EP CARL BELEW EP-41 (US) (promo) . Patsy CLINE : Gotta Lot Of Rhythm In My Soul / I'm Blue Again / Carl BELEW : Am I That Easy To Forget / Such Is Life
1959 EP PATSY CLINE EP-43 (US) (promo) .

Patsy CLINE : How Can I Face Tomorrow / A Church, A Courtroom, Then Goodbye / Carl BELEW : That's What I Get For Loving You / My Baby's Not Here (In Town Tonight)

04/1960 SP DECCA 9-31086 (US) . That's What I Get For Lovin' You / Too Much To Lose
08/1960 SP DECCA 9-31140 (US) . My Baby's Not Here / End Of Time
1960 EP DECCA ED 2687 (US) . Patsy CLINE : Gotta Lot Of Rhythm In My Soul / I'm Blue Again / Carl BELEW : Am I That Easy To Forget / Such Is Life
01/1961 SP DECCA 31200(US) . Another Lonely Night / I Can't Lose Something (That I've Never Had)
06/1961 SP DECCA 31273(US) . Stop The World (And Let Me Off) / I Can't Take A Chance
10/1961 SP DECCA 31325(US) . Di I Have To (Have A Reason) / I'm So Lonesome
03/1962 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8010 (US) . Odd Man Out / Second Chance
07/1962 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8058 (US) . Hello Out There / Together We Stand
09/1962 SP DECCA 31427(US) . I Don't Know How I'll Live (And Feel This Way) / Can't You Hear Me Call Your Name
01/1963 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8132 (US) . Pretty Brown Eyes / Masquarade Party
06/1963 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8199 (US) . I Can't Stand To Look / My Pride Won't Let Me
11/1963 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8270 (US) . Big City Girls / Speack To Me
04/1964 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8352 (US) . (I Always Dress My Very Best) Before I Go To Bed / Anna Louise
08/1964 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8406 (US) . Cheaters Never Prosper / In The Middle Of A Memory
1964 SP HILLTOP G-9 (US) . Am I That Easy To Forget / ?
03/1965 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8527 (US) . Silent Partner / She Reads Me Like A Book
07/1965 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8633 (US) . Crystal Chandeliers / Lonely Hearts Do Foolish Things
12/1965 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8744 (US) . Boston Jail / I Spent A Week There One Day
05/1966 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8835 (US) . Possum Holler / Pick Up My Marbles And Run Home
10/1966 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8996 (US) . Walking Shadow Talking Memory / I'm Lonesome
01/1967 SP RCA VICTOR 47-9078 (US) . Help Stamp Out Loneliness / I Dream Too Big
07/1967 SP RCA VICTOR 47-9272 (US) . Girl Crazy / Turnabout
10/1967 SP RCA VICTOR 47-9351 (US) . Too Much To Lose / Home Away From Home
01/1968 SP RCA VICTOR 47-9446 (US) . Once / Mary's Little Lamb
01/1969 SP COLUMBIA 4-44758 (US) . Get Behind Love (And Shove It) / Move Over (When True Love Walks By)
09/1970 SP 4 STAR 32747 (US) . Fastest Man Alive / Mary
02/1971 SP 4 STAR 32789 (US) . I Can Give You What You Want Now / Stay Close To Me
03/1971 SP 4 STAR 32802 (US) . Carl BELEW & Betty Jean ROBINSON - All I Need Is You / Funny What A Pair Of Fools Will Do
09/1971 SP 4 STAR 32871 (US) . Carl BELEW & Betty Jean ROBINSON - Hung Up On Lovin' You / Living Uder Presure
10/1971 SP 4 STAR 32885 (US) . Bus 22 / God Is Alive
12/1971 SP 4 STAR 32916 (US) . Don't Let Those Happen To Us / When My Baby Sings His Song
03/1972 SP 4 STAR 32952 (US) . Happy Harry's Honky Tonk (And Package Liquor Store) / I Won't Care (What Happens To Me)
05/1972 SP 4 STAR 32970 (US) . Carl BELEW & Betty Jean ROBINSON - You're The One / Lucky Ol' Me
11/1972 SP 4 STAR 33043 (US) . Who Are You Saving It For / I'm Taking Care Of Your Roses
05/1973 SP MCA 40073 (US) . Play Our Song Again / Gonna Learn To Live Again
07/1974 SP MCA 40276 (US) . Welcome Back To My World / Turn Out Lights And Turn Me On
1978 SP SUNSHINE COUNTRY SC-158 (US) . Big Flickin' Baby / We Don't Have To Fall In Love (To Make It Work)







Unissued Track

19?? DECCA unissued Folding Money

Albums

1960 LP 12" DECCA DL 74074 (US) CARL BELEW - Am I That Easy To Forget / There She Goes / I Wish I'd Never / You're Doing Things To Hurt Me / Lonely Street / Can't You Hear Me Call Your Name / I Don't Know How I'll Live / Too Much To Lose / Release Me / End Of Time / It Happened When I Really Needed You / My Baby's Not Here
1962 LP 12" FORUM AVON 7GS 2507 (US) CARL BELEW - Wishful Thinking / One You Slip Around With / Love's Been Good To Me / Three Cheers For The Red White And Blue / Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On / Where Do I Go / Make Up Your Mind And Say Yes / Little Miss Heartache / Three Cheers For The Loser / Just Out Of Reach / I Gotta Go Get My Baby / You're The Only Good Thing
1964 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LSP 2848 (US) HELLO OUT THERE - Hello Out There / Big City Girls / Odd Man Out / Pretty Brown Eyes / I'm Gettin' Lonely / Take A Letter Miss Gray / I Let Her Get Lonely / Masquerade Party / My Pride Won't Let Me / I've Been Lonely Lately / I Gotta Be Somewhere / Speak To Me
1965 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LSP 3381 (US) AM I THAT EASY TO FORGET - Silent Partner / In The Middle Of A Memory / Drink Up And Go Home / Before I Go To Bed / Kentucky Waltz / You're Driving You Out Of My Mind / She Reads Me Like A Book / Even The Bad Times Are Good / Closest Thing To Me / Am I That Easy To Forget / I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover / How Long Is Forever This Time
1965 LP 12" HILLTOP JS 6013 (US) ANOTHER LONELY NIGHT - Another Lonely Night / I Can't Lose Something / There She Goes / End Of Time / Before I Share Your Love / Such Is Life / Folding Money / Stop The World And Let Me Off / I Can't Forget / Can't You Hear Me / My Baby's Not Here In Town Tonight
1966 LP 12" ALLEGRO 823 (US) CARL BELEW - I Wish You Love / What's The Matter With Me / Wasted Love Affair / I Know But Tell Me / I Wish I'd Never / Too Much To Lose / That's What I Get For Loving You / You're The Only Good Thing / It Happened When I Really Needed You / I'm Gonna Stay Awake Tonight
1966 LP 12" VOCALION VL 73774 (US) COUNTRY SONGS - Stop The World / I Can't Take A Chance / Another Lonely Night / I Can't Lose Something / I'm So Lonesome / Cool Gator Shoes / Do I Have To / That's What I Get For Loving You / No Regrets / I Know But Tell Me
1966 LP 12" VOCALION VL 73791 (US) LONELY STREET - Lonely Street / There Goes My Everything / I Wish I'd Never / You're Doing Things To Hurt Me / Can't You Hear Me Call Your Name / I Don't Know How I'll Live / Too Much To Lose / Release Me / End Of Time / It Happened When I Really Needed You
1968 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LSP 3919 (US) 12 SHADES OF BELEW - Home Away From Home / Once / Boston Jail / Don't Squeeze My Sharmon / Crystal Chandeliers / Too Much To Lose / Walking Shadow Talking Memory / Dark Side Of Fame / Here's To The Girls / Sunday School Beginner / Possum Holler / Grandma's Patchwork Quilt
1972 LP 12" DECCA DL 75337 (US) WHEN MY BABY SINGS HIS SONGS - Carl BELEW & Betty Jean ROBINSON - When My Baby Sings His Song / Lucky Ol' Me / Hung Up On Loving You / Living Under Pressure / Wishful Thinking / You're The One / All Because Of You / Don't Let That Happen To Us / Funny What A Pair Of Fools Will Do / All I Need Is You
1975 LP 12" PLANTATION PLP 23 (US) GREATEST HITS - Too Much To Lose / Don't Squeeze My Sharmon / Crystal Chandeliers / Am I That Easy To Forget / Hello Out There / What's He Doin' In My World / Lonely Street / Stop The World
1975 ? LP 12" BUCKBOARD BBS 1014 (US) SINGING MY SONG - Too Much To Lose / Don't Squeeze My Sharmon / Crystal Chandelier / Am I That Easy To Forget / Even The Bad Times Are Good / What's He Doing In My World / Hello Out There / Lonely Street / Stop The World And Let Me Off / Turn Out The Lights (And Turn Me On)
1981 LP 12" PICCADILLY SPC 3356 (US) BIG TIME GAMBLIN' MAN - Happy Harry's Honky Tonk / I Laughed So Hard I Cried / Big Time Gamblin' Man / We Take Care Of Love / Welcome Back To My World / Your Best Friend Loves You / I Won't Care What Happens / When True Love Walks By / I Can't Stand To Be Alone
1997 LP 12" DEMAND 2030 (US) I'M LONG GONE - EARLY ROCKABILLY & COUNTRY ROCKER - I'm Long Gone / Folding Money / Stop The World (And Let Me Off) / No Love Tonight / Silence And Tears / Gotta Get To My Baby / Four Leaf Clover / Cool Gator Shoes / What's The Matter With Me / Twenty-Four Hour Night / I Can't Forget / My Baby's Not Here (In Town Tonight) / Another Lonely Night / Wasted Love Affair
10/2005 CD KOCH 9881 (US) HITS PLUS ONES I'VE WRITTEN - Hello Out There / In The Middle Of A Memory / Crystal Chandeliers / Boston Jail / Walking Shadow, Talking Memory / Girl Crazy / Mary's Little Lamb / Odd Man Out / I Let Her Get Lonely / Even The Bad Times Are Good / Don't Squeeze My Sharmon / You're Driving You Out Of My Mind / How Long Is Forever This Time / The Closest Thing To Me / I Gotta Be Somewhere / Silent Partner / I Spent A Week There One Day / Help Stamp Out Loneliness / Am I That Easy To Forget?

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