Chanteur Rockabilly US né Robert Williams.

Authenticity is the key to the music of Rockabilly Hall of Fame members Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys. Although they've moved from their rockabilly roots to a sound that encompasses folk, bluegrass, Western swing, Cajun, and mariachi influences, the six-piece Southern California-based band continues to be faithful to the music of the past. Despite its connection with days gone by, the group maintains a foot in the present as well. 
Big Sandy (born Robert Williams) grew up listening to his parents' collection of jump blues records. Inspired by the rockabilly revival of the early '80s, he began to perform with a variety of neo-rockabilly bands in Southern California. Formed as a trio in 1988, the band soon expanded to a lineup featuring Wally Hersom, Lee Jeffries, Ashley Kingman (guitar), and Bobby Trimble (drums). The group represents an international collaboration, with Kingman and Jeffriess hailing from the U.K. Although they released two albums as Big Sandy & the Fly-Rite Trio, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys' proper debut album, Jumping from 6 to 6, was produced by ex-Blasters guitarist Dave Alvin. While their second album, Swingin' West, released in 1995, focused on the Western swing influences on their sound, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys took a more eclectic approach with their effort Feelin' Kinda Lucky, released in 1997.
The following year, Big Sandy and the group took a break from each other and recorded separately. His solo album, Dedicated to You, featured covers of R&B and doo wop oldies, while the band's album, Big Sandy Presents the Fly-Rite Boys, was an instrumental tour de force. Big Sandy and the band reunited during the recording of an EP, Radio Favorites, released in 1999. Although original plans called for three new tracks to be combined with three tunes available only on vinyl copies of the band's albums, the camaraderie in the recording studio was so strong that they decided to record six new songs instead. The EP introduced the piano playing of Carl Sonny Leyland, who joined shortly after the recording of Feelin' Kinda Lucky.
Night Tide appeared in 2000, and It's Time! followed three years later. A collection featuring Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys' biggest hits for Hightone and HMG was released as Rockin' Big Sandy in 2004. The group's 2006 release on Yep Roc Records, the exceedingly eclectic album Turntable Matinee, served as a creative tip of the hat for the band's Western swing, Memphis soul, and, of course, old-fashioned rock & roll influences. After an extended seven-year break, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys returned in 2013 with What a Dream It's Been, where they revisited favorite songs from their catalog.

http://www.bigsandy.net/

Talents : Big Sandy : Vocalss, Acoustic Rhythm Guitar - Jeff West : Acoustic Bass, Vocalss - Ashley Kingman : Electric Guitar, Electric Bass - Joe Perez : Drums, Vocalss - Lee Jeffries : Steel Guitar - Jimmy Roy : Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar  - Chris Scruggs : Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar

Style musical : Rockabilly, Traditional Country, Western Swing, Bluegrass, Country Rock

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Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Single & EP

1991 Acetate AUDIODISC ? (US)

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Big SANDY & The FLY-RITE TRIO - Hold Me / Thru Dreamin'
1991 SP DIONYSUS 45-74524 (US) Big SANDY & The FLY-RITE TRIO - Don't Desert Me / I'm Gonna Leave
1993 EP NO HIT EP5 (UK)

Big SANDY & His FLY-RITE BOYS - Down At Jake’s Barbershop - Jake's Barbershop / You're No Fun / Falling For You / Snake Dance Boogie

1995 EP THUNDER 707-02 (F) Battle Of The Bands - Volume 1 - Big Sandy & The Fly-Rite Trio vs High Noon - That Ain't It (Big SANDY & The FLY-RITE TRIO) / Long Blond Hair (Big SANDY & The FLY-RITE TRIO) / All Night Long (High Noon) / Havin' A Whole Lotta Fun (High Noon)
1996 SP SPINOUT 45-015 (US)

Big Sandy con Los Straitjackets - La Plaga / Que Mala

1997 SP HIGHTONE 971 (US) Big SANDY & His FLY-RITE BOYS - Back Door Dan (X-rated version) / Backdoor Dan
03/1999 3 SP HMG 501 (US) Big SANDY & His FLY-RITE BOYS - RADIO FAVORITES :
DISC 1 : It's A Mystery To Me / First And Last Blues
DISC 2 : I Can't Believe I'm Saying This To You / Buddy, I Ain't Buyin'
DISC 3 : What A Dream It's Been / Playgirl
07/2006 SP YEP ROC YEP-2121 (US) Big SANDY & His FLY-RITE BOYS - Power Of The 45 (Parts One & Two)
2012 SP Buckshot BUCK-7001 (US)

My Eyes Are Open (But There Ain't Nobody Home) (Big Sandy & Glen Glenn with The Fly-Rite Boys) / Girl At The Bar (Big SANDY & His FLY-RITE BOYS)

02/2016 SP RUBY RR45-101 (US) Big SANDY & His FLY-RITE BOYS - Fine Fine Superfine / Every Time
05/2017 SP Sleazy SR120 (S)

Los Straitjackets, Big Sandy, El Vez ‎– ...To The Rescue - Big Sandy To The Rescue / El Vez To The Rescue









Albums

1990 CD Dionysus 123314 (US) FLY RIGHT WITH... - Big SANDY & The FLY-RITE TRIO - Don't Desert Me / I'm Gonna Leave / Hot Water / Hold Tight Mama / Moonshine Rhythm / Rock Rock / High Steppin' / Kaw-Liga / Big Fat Trouble / Let Me Love You Right / Missouri Gal / Miss Tracy / Kiss-A-Me Baby / Baby You Done Gone / Slippin' Out, Sneakin' In
1992 CD NO HIT HITCD6 (UK) On The Go - Big SANDY & The FLY-RITE TRIO - Hold Me / Pinin' / One Side Love / Love Me To Cinders / Hi-Billy Music / Draggen-It Boogie / Thru Dreamin' / Steady Baby / Oochie Coochie / Glad When I'm Gone / This Heart O Mine / Goodnight Rock
1992 CD Dionysus ID123314-2 (US) FLY RIGHT WITH... - Big SANDY & The FLY-RITE TRIO - Don't Desert Me / I'm Gonna Leave / Hot Water / Hold Tight Mama / Moonshine Rhythm / Rock Rock / High Steppin' / Kaw-Liga / Big Fat Trouble / Let Me Love You Right / Missouri Gal / Miss Tracy / Kiss-A-Me Baby / Baby You Done Gone / Slippin' Out, Sneakin' In
05/1994 CD HIGHTONE HCD-8053 (US) JUMPING FROM 6 TO 6 - Big SANDY & His FLY-RITE BOYS - Jumping From 6 To 6 / Different Girl / True Blue / Someone Like You / When I Found You / Who, Tell Me Who? / Weary Blues From Waitin' / Hi-Billy Music / This Ain't A Good Time / Barnyard Beatnik / Honey Stick Around A While / Honky Tonk Queen / This Heart O' Mine / Lookin' For A 'Love Me' Gal / Foothill Boogie / Juiced
08/1995 CD HIGHTONE HCD-8064 (US) SWINGIN' WEST - Big SANDY & His FLY-RITE BOYS - Let Me In There, Baby / Music To Her Ears / You Don't Matter Anymore / My Sinful Days Are Over / Parts Unknown / Too Late To Be True / Hey Muchachita / Why Do You Have To Torture Me? / Blackberry Wine / Murphy's Law / If I Wrote A Song (About Our Love Affair) / We Tried To Tell You / You Say You Don't (But You Do) / A Healer Like Time / The New Ball
06/1997 CD HIGHTONE HCD-8083 (US) FEELIN' KINDA LUCKY - Big SANDY & His FLY-RITE BOYS - The Loser's Blues / Feelin' Kinda Lucky / Let's Make It...Tonite! / If I Knew Now (What I Knew Then) / What's It To Ya? / Have You Ever Had The Feelin' / The Greatest Story Ever Told / Strange Love / I'm Gonna Leave / Bugtussle Saturday Night / Three Years Blind / Have & Hold / Big '49 / Backdoor Dan
05/1998 CD HIGHTONE HCD-8090 (US) BIG SANDY PRESENTS THE FLY-RITE BOYS - FLY-RITE BOYS - Straight-8 Boogie / Rosetta / Mary's Mood / Wizard's Dust / Flyin' Rite / Laguna Sunset / Hit And Run / Rhapsody In Violet / D. Of L. Boogie / 'What's Buzzin', Cuzzin?' / Booze Party / Minor Struggle
07/1998 CD HIGHTONE HCD-8092 (US) DEDICATED TO YOU - Big SANDY - Lonely Guy / Pretty Girls Everywhere / Gloria / Oochie Coochie / Baby Baby Me / Hey Senorita / Hey Girl-Hey Boy / Love You So / Death Of An Angel / Guided Missiles / Have Love Will Travel / Heaven And Paradise / I'm Leavin' It All Up To You / Dedicated To You / Yama Yama Pretty Mama / Queen Of My Heart
08/2000 CD HIGHTONE HCD-8123 (US) NIGHT TIDE - Big SANDY & His FLY-RITE BOYS - Night Tide / Between Darkness And Dawn / Tequila Calling / When Sleep Won't Come (Blues For Spade) / If You Only Knew / Give Your Loving To Me / In The Steel Of The Night / A Man Like Me / Hey Lowdown! / My Time Will Come Someday / I Think Of You / Nothing To Lose / South Bay Stomp / Let Her Know
05/2002 CD JEEMS 058-23 (US) ON THE GO - Big SANDY & The FLY-RITE TRIO - Hold Me / Pinin' / One Side Love / Love Me To Cinders / Hi-Billy Music / Draggen-It Boogie / Thru Dreamin' / Steady Baby / Oochie Coochie / Glad When I'm Gone / This Heart O Mine / Goodnight Rock / I Played the Game / One of These Days / Jake's Barbershop (unreleased version) / Water Baby Blues
06/2003 CD YEP ROC 2046 (US) IT'S TIME - Big SANDY & His FLY-RITE BOYS - Chalk It Up To The Blues / Bayou Blue / How Did You Love Someone Like Me? / Her Hair Is A Mess / It's Time! / Wishing Him Away / I Hate Loving You / Catalina / (You Mean) Too Much To Me / The Money Tree / Love Debut / Strollin' With Mary Jane / Heaven Is The Other Way / The Night Is For Dreamers
04/2004 CD HIGHTONE HCD-8169 (US) ROCKIN' BIG SANDY - Big SANDY & His FLY-RITE BOYS - Backdoor Dan / Yama Yama Pretty Mama / Hey Lowdown! / Let Me In There, Baby / Honky Tonk Queen / I Can't Believe I'm Saying This To You / Juiced / Feelin' Kinda Lucky / Hey Senorita / The New Ball / Jumping From 6 To 6 / Let Her Know / Backdoor Dan (X-rated version) / Pretty Girls Everywhere / Playgirl
07/2006 CD YEP ROC 2121 (US) TURNTABLE MATINEE - Big SANDY & His FLY-RITE BOYS - Power Of The 45 / Love That Man / The Great State Of Misery / Haunted Heels / Ruby Jane / Spanish Dagger / Mad / The Ones You Say You Love / You Don't Know Me At All / Yes (I Feel Sorry For You) / Lonesome Dollar / Slippin' Away / I Know I've Loved You Before / Power Of The 45 Pt.2
04/2007 CD YEP ROC 2135 (US) ROCK EN ESPANOL - VOL. 1 - Los Straitjackets with Big Sandy featuring Cesar Rosas & Little Willie G.- De Dia Y De Noche [All Day And All Of The Night] / Dejenme Llorar / Ana [Anna (Non Dimenticar)] / El Microscopico Bikini [Dizzy Mizz Lizzie] / Dame Una Seña [Gimme Little Sign] / La Hiedra Venenosa [Poison Ivy] / Calor [Slow Down mix] / Hey Lupe [Hang On Sloopy] / Lagrimas Salitarias [Lonely Teardrops] / Popotitos [Bony Maronie] / Magia Blanca [Devil Woman] / Loco Te Patina el Coco [Wild Thing] / Tu Te Vas (You'll Lose A Good Thing)
03/2011 CD Rockbeat / S'MORE 3002 (US) THE BEST OF BIG SANDY AND HIS FLY-RITE BOYS - Greatest Story Ever Told / Someone Like You / Have Love Will Travel / Jumping From 6 To 6 / Lonely Guy / Loser's Blues / I Can't Believe I'm Saying This To You / Blackberry Wine / Honky Tonk Queen / Oochie Coochie / Tequila Calling / Feelin' Kinda Lucky / When Sleep Won't Come / Parts Unknown / Backdoor Dan / My Sinful Days Are Over
06/2012 2 CD Floating World FLOATM 6133 (UK) Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys / Swinging West :
CD 1 : Night Tide / Between Darkness And Dawn / Tequila Calling / When Sleep Won’t Come / If You Only Knew / Give You’re Loving To Me / In The Steel Of The Night / A Man Like Me / Hey Lowdown / My Time Will Come Someday / I Think Of You / Nothing To Lose / Southbay Stomp / Let Her Know
CD 2 : Let Me In There Baby / Music To Her Ears / You Don’t Matter Anymore / My Sinful Days Are Over / Parts Unknown / Too Late To Be True / Hey Muchachita / Why Do You Have To Torture Me / Blackberry Wine / Murphy’s Law / If I Wrote A Song / We Tried To Tell You / You Say You Don’t / A Healer Like Me / The New Ball
10/2012 2 CD Floating World FLOATM 6162 (UK) Jumping from 6 to 6 / Dedicated to You :
CD 1 : Jumping From 6 To 6 / Different Girl / True Blue / Someone Like You / When I Found You / Who Tell Me Who / Weary Blues Form Waitin’ / Hi-Billy Music / This Aint A Good Time / Barnyard Beatnik / Honey Stick Around A While / Honkey Tonk Queen / This Heart O Mine / Looking For A Love Me Gal / Foothill Boogie / Juiced
CD 2 : Lonely Guy / Pretty Girls Everywhere / Gloria / Oochie Coochie / Baby Baby Me / Hey Seniorita / Hey Girl Hey Boy / I Love You So / Death Of An Angel / Guided Missiles / Have Love Will Travel / Heaven And Paradise / I’m Leaving It All Up To You / Dedicated To You / Yama Yama Pretty Mama / Queen Of My Heart
08/2013 CD Cow Island Music / Real Gone CIM 022 (US) What a Dream It's Been - Big SANDY AND HIS FLY-RITE BOYS - Baby Baby Me / This Ain't A Good Time / Missouri Gal / Don't Desert Me / Nothing To Lose / Glad When I'm Gone / Parts Unknown / (You Mean) Too Much To Me / I Know I've Loved You Before / Three Years Blind / If I Knew Now (What I Knew Then) / What A Dream It's Been

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