Chanteur Rockabilly puis Country US né William Edwin Bruce Jr., le 29 décembre 1939 à Keiser (Arkansas). Ed Bruce a débuté en 1957 à la Sun Records de Memphis (Tennessee), sous le nom d'Edwin Bruce. Il connut le succès chez RCA, Monument et United Artists Records.

Like so many other artists, singer Ed Bruce got his start as a rockabilly act for Memphis' famed Sun Records; however, he was probably best known for his songwriting acumen. Born William Edwin Bruce Jr. in Arkansas in 1939, he cut his first sides for Sun at the age of 17. His career as a frenetic rockabilly performer was largely unsuccessful, however, and by 1964 Bruce had moved to Nashville to become a member of the Marijohn Wilkins Singers. He also entered into a lucrative career singing advertising jingles; his best-known campaign cast him as a character called the Tennessean.
In 1966, Bruce signed with RCA, notching his first chart hit with the single "Walker's Woods." More singles and a change of labels followed, but the singer struggled until 1975, when he took his composition "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" into the Top 20. The song, Bruce's best-known, was later a monster hit when covered by the duo of Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson in 1977. His songs have also been recorded by the likes of Charlie Louvin, Tex Ritter, Tanya Tucker, and Crystal Gayle.
After a brief tenure at Epic Records between 1977 and 1978, Bruce achieved his greatest commercial success with MCA in the 1980s. "The Last Cowboy Song," featuring guest vocals from Willie Nelson, hit number 12 in 1980; both "Girls, Women and Ladies" and "(When You Fall in Love) Everything's a Waltz" also fell just short of entering the Top Ten. In 1981, Bruce hit number one with "You're the Best Break This Heart Ever Had"; other Top Five singles included "Ever, Never Lovin' You" (number four, 1982), "After All" (number four, 1983), "You Turn Me On (Like a Radio)" (number three, 1984), and "Nights" (number four, 1986). After the 1986 album Night Things and a 1988 self-titled follow-up, Bruce made a conscious decision to cut back on his music to focus on his acting career, appearing in several made-for-TV films.

http://www.edbrucemusic.com/

Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar, Actor

Style musical : Rockabilly, Traditional Country

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ROCK BOPPIN' BABY (1957)

MORE THAN YESTERDAY (1957)

SWEET WOMAN (1958)

PART OF MY LIFE (1958)

LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE (1967)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

09/1957 SP SUN 276 (US) . Edwin BRUCE - Rock Boppin' Baby / More Than Yesterday
06/1958 SP SUN 292 (US) . Edwin BRUCE - Sweet Woman / Part Of My Life
02/1961 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7842 (US) . Flight 303 / Sound Gold
1962 SP WAND W-136 (US) . Greatest Man / It's Coming To Me
1963 SP WAND W-140 (US) . See The Big Man Cry / I Won't Cry Answer
1963 SP WAND W-148 (US) . Workingman's Prayer / Don't Let It Happen
1963 EP VOGUE EPL 8153 (F) It's Coming To Me / The Greatest Man / See The Big Man Cry / I Won't Cry Anymore
1964 SP WAND W-156 (US) . I'm Gonna Have A Party / Half A Love
1964 SP SONIC 1001 (US) . He Gave Her To Me / If I Ever Got To Heaven
1966 SP APT 25095 (US) . Unbreakable Heart / Ebb Tide
12/1966 SP RCA VICTOR 47-9044 (US) . Walker's Woods / Lonesome Is Me
03/1967 SP RCA VICTOR 47-9155 (US) . Last Train To Clarksville / I'm Getting Better
09/1967 SP RCA VICTOR 47-9315 (US) . If I Could Just Go Home / Price I Pay To Stay
12/1967 SP RCA VICTOR 47-9394 (US) . Her Sweet Love And The Baby / Shadows Of Her Mind
02/1968 SP RCA VICTOR 47-9475 (US) . I Know Better / I'll Take You Away
06/1968 SP RCA VICTOR 47-9553 (US) . Painted Girls And Wine / Ninety Seven More Years To Go
12/1968 SP MONUMENT 45-1118 (US) . Puzzles / Song For Jenny
05/1969 SP MONUMENT 45-1138 (US) . Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven / When A Man Becomes A Man
09/1969 SP MONUMENT 45-1155 (US) . Hey Porter / Love My Dear Holds Tight
02/1973 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-XW204-W (US) . Good Jelly Jones / House In New Orleans
11/1973 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-XW353-W (US) . July You're A Woman / Rain In My Baby's Life
03/1974 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-XW403-W (US) . Devil Ain't A Lonely Woman's Friend / It's Not What She Done
10/1975 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-XW732-Y (US) . Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys / It's Not What She's Done
02/1976 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-XW774-Y (US) . Littlest Cowboy Rides Again / Feel Of Being Gone
05/1976 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-XW811-Y (US) . Sleep All Morning / Working Man's Prayer
09/1976 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-XW862-Y (US) . Wide Open Spaces And Cowboys Are Gone / For Love's Own Sake
07/1977 SP EPIC 8-50424 (US) . When I Die Just Let Me Go To Texas / I've Not Forgot Marie
11/1977 SP EPIC 8-50475 (US) . Star-Studded Nights / Wedding Dress
01/1978 SP EPIC 8-50503 (US) . Love Somebody To Death / I Can't Seem To Get The Hang Of Telling Her Goodbye
05/1978 SP EPIC 8-50544 (US) . Man Made Of Glass / Never Take Candy From A Stramger
09/1978 SP EPIC 8-50613 (US) . Man That Turned My Mama Out / Give My Old Memory A Call
12/1978 SP EPIC 8-50645 (US) . Angeline / Give My Old Memory A Call
03/1980 SP MCA MCA-41201 (US) . Diane / Blue Umbrella
06/1980 SP MCA MCA-41273 (US) . Last Cowboy Song / Outlaw And The Stranger
10/1980 SP MCA MCA-51018 (US) . Girls Women And Ladies / Last Thing She Said
02/1981 SP MCA MCA-51076 (US) . Evil Angel / Easy Temptations
06/1981 SP MCA MCA-51139 (US) . (When You Fall In Love) Everything's A Waltz / Thirty-Nine And Holding
10/1981 SP MCA MCA-51210 (US) . You're The Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had / It Just Makes Me Want You More Again
02/1982 SP MCA MCA-52036 (US) . Love's Found You And Me / I Take The Chance
07/1982 SP MCA MCA-52109 (US) . Ever Never Lovin' You / Theme From Bret Maverick
11/1982 SP MCA MCA-52156 (US) . My First Taste Of Texas / One More Shot At Old Back Home Again
04/1983 SP MCA MCA-52210 (US) . You're Not Leaving Here Tonight / I Think I'm In Love
07/1983 SP MCA MCA-52251 (US) . If It Was Easy / You've Got Her Eyes
10/1983 SP MCA MCA-52295 (US) . After All / It Would Take A Fool
07/1984 SP MCA MCA-52433 (US) . Tell 'Em I've Gone Crazy / Birds Of Paradise
10/1984 SP RCA VICTOR PB-13937 (US) . You Turn Me On (Like A Radio) / If It Ain't Love
02/1985 SP RCA VICTOR PB-14037 (US) . When Givin' Up Was Easy / Texas Girl I'm Closing In On You
07/1985 SP RCA VICTOR PB-14150 (US) . Migrant / If It Ain't Love
03/1986 SP RCA VICTOR PB-14305 (US) . Nights / Fifteen To Forty-Three (Man In The Mirror)
08/1986 SP RCA VICTOR 5005-7-R (US) . Fools For Each Other (with Lynn ANDERSON) / Memphis Roots
12/1986 SP RCA VICTOR 5077-7-R (US) . Quietly Easy / Memphis Roots














Unissued Tracks

1957 Sun unissued Eight Wheel Driver [vers. 1]
1957 Sun unissued Rock Boppin' Baby [alt. vers.]
1958 Sun unissued Alone With A Broken Heart
1958 Sun unissued Baby That's Good
1958 Sun unissued Ballad Of Ringo
1958 Sun unissued Doll Baby
1958 Sun unissued Eight Wheel Driver [vers. 2]
1958 Sun unissued Just Being With You
1958 Sun unissued King Of Fools [vers. 1]
1958 Sun unissued King Of Fools [vers. 2]
1958 Sun unissued Sweet Woman [alt. vers.]
1958 Sun unissued You Come To Me

Albums

03/1968 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LSP 3948 (US) IF I COULD JUST GO HOME - I Know Better / Why Can't I Come Home / Walker's Woods / Ninety Seven More To Go / If I Could Just Go Home / Give More Than You Take / By Route Of New Orleans / Shadows Of Her Mind / Lonesome Is Me / Price I Pay To Stay / I'm Getting Better / Her Sweet Love And The Baby
07/1969 LP 12" MONUMENT SLP 18118 (US) SHADES OF RED BRUCE - Song For Ginny / When A Man Becomes A Man / Today Is Mine / I Couldn't Stay / Puzzles / Working Man's Prayer / Everybody Wants To Get To Heaven / Are You Sincere / You're A Bad Mistake / I Had No Reason / No Satisfaction / From Both Sides
1976 LP 12" UNITED ARTISTS 613H (US) ED BRUCE - Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys / Mose Rankin / Migrant / Sleep All Mornin' / Working Man's Prayer / Littlest Cowboy Rides Again / Thing Called Love / Streets Of Laredo / Cup Of Conversation / Just Along For The Ride
1977 LP 12" EPIC KE 35043 (US) TENNESSEEAN - Man Made Of Glass / Star-Studded Nights / Never Take Candy From A Stranger / Am I Gonna Have To Burn Atlanta Down / Texas / Love Somebody To Death / I Can't Seem To Get The Hang Of Telling Her Goodbye / Wedding Dress / I've Not Forgot Marie / There Ain't No Good Chain Gang
1978 LP 12" EPIC KE 35541 (US) COWBOYS AND DREAMERS - Angeline Would You Like To Dance Again / I Really Didn't Have A Thing To Do Today / Greatest Love Song / Kentucky Boy California Man / Family / Old Wore Out Cowboy / Man That Turned My Mama On / He Brings Your Memory Back Again / Miracle Express / Give My Old Memory A Call
05/1980 LP 12" MCA 3242 (US) ED BRUCE - Diane / Last Thing She Said / Last Cowboy Song / Red Doggin' Again / Love Ain't Something I Can Do Alone / Girls Women And Ladies / Neon Fool / Blue Umbrella / I Still Wish The Very Best For You / Outlaw And The Stranger
03/1981 LP 12" MCA 5188 (US) ONE TO ONE - Everything's A Waltz / Evil Angel / You're The Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had / It Just Makes Me Want You More / Hundred Dollar Lady / Love's Found You And Me / I Take The Chance / No Regrets / Thirty-Nine And Holding / Easy Temptations
03/1982 LP 12" RCA INTS 5199 (UK) LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE - I Know Better / Why Can't I Come Home / Walker's Woods / Ninety Seven More To Go / If I Could Just Go Home / By Route Of New Orleans / Shadows Of Her Mind / Lonesome Is Me / I'm Getting Better / Her Sweet Love And The Baby / I'll Take You Away / Last Train To Clarksville / I'd Best Be Leaving You / Tiny Golden Locket / Ballad Of The Drummer Boy / Something Else To Mess Your Mind / Puzzles / Memphis Morning / Painted Girls And Wine / Blue Bayou
1982 LP 12" MCA 3142 (US) THE BEST OF ED BRUCE - Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys / Diane / The Last Cowboy Song / Girls, Women And Ladies / Evil Angel / (When You Fall in Love) Everything's A Waltz / You're The Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had / Love's Found You And Me / Ever, Never Lovin' You / My First Taste Of Texas / Theme from Bret Maverick / You're Not Leavin' Here Tonight / If It Was Easy / After All / Tell 'Em I've Gone Crazy / You Turn Me on (Like A Radio) / When Giving Up Was Easy / Nights
10/1982 LP 12" MCA 5323 (US) I WRITE IT DOWN - My First Taste Of Texas / Ever Never Lovin' You / Somebody's Crying / One More Shot Of Old Back Home Again / Songwriter / Theme From Bret Maverick / Memories Can't Stand To Be Alone / Your Jukebox Could Use A Few More Sad Songs / Babe In Arms / Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
05/1983 LP 12" MCA 5416 (US) YOU'RE NOT LEAVING HER TONIGHT - You're Not Leaving Here Tonight / It Would Take A Fool / In Mexico / If It Was Easy / It's The Lovers / After All / Lucky Arms / You've Got Her Eyes / I Think I'm In Love / I'll Be There To Catch You
1984 LP 12" MCA 5511 (US) TELL 'EM I'VE GONE CRAZY - If I Just Knew What To Say / She Never Could Dance / It's All In Your Mind / Straight Shooter / Devil Inside / Tell 'em I've Gone Crazy / Old Time's Sake / Birds Of Paradise / Someone Who Would Care / If She Just Helps Me Get Over You
12/1984 LP 12" RCA VICTOR AHL1 5324 (US) HOMECOMING - You Turn Me On / That's How It Goes / I Think I Could Love You / Texas Girl I'm Closing In On You / Great Divide / When Givin' Up Was Easy / If It Ain't Love / Migrant / Old Loves Never Die / Forever Lovin' Me
1985 LP 12" MCA 5577 (US) GREATEST HITS - Last Cowboy Song / Girls Women And Ladies / Everything's A Waltz / You're The Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had / Love's Found You And Me / Ever Never Lovin' You / My First Taste Of Texas / You're Not Leaving Here Tonight / If It Was Easy / After All
04/1986 LP 12" BEAR FAMILY BFX 15194 (DE) ROCK BOPPIN' BABY - Rock Boppin' Baby / More Than Yesterday / Eight Wheel / Ballad Of Ringo / King Of Fools / Just Being With You / Alone With A Broken Heart / You Come To Me / Sweet Woman / Baby That's Good / Part Of My Life / Doll Baby / Flight 303 / Sun Gold
07/1986 LP 12" RCA VICTOR AHL1 5808 (US) NIGHT THINGS - Nights / You Are A Rose / Fools For Each Other / Quietly Crazy / Fifteen To Forty Three / Fishin' In The Dark / Somebody's Somebody New / Down The Hall / Memphis Roots
02/1995 CD VARESE 5566 (US) THE BEST OF ED BRUCE - Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys / Diane / Last Cowboy Song / Girls Women And Ladies / Evil Angel / Everything's A Waltz / You're The Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had / Love's Found You And Me / Ever Never Lovin' You / My First Taste Of Texas / Theme From Bret Maverick / You're Not Leaving Here Tonight / If It Was Easy / After All / Tell 'em I've Gone Crazy / You Turn Me On / When Givin' Up Was Easy / Nights
03/1995 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15830 (DE) PUZZLES - Puzzles / Blue Denim Eyes / By Route Of New Orleans / Shadows Of Her Mind / Lonesome Is Me / Tiny Golden Locket / If I Could Just Go Home / Walker's Woods / Give Me More Than You Take / I'm Getting Better / Painted Girls And Wine / Price I Pay To Stay / Something Else To Mess Your Mind / I Know Better / Memphis Morning / Blue Bayou / Why Can't I Come Home / Last Train To Clarksville / Her Sweet Love And The Baby / I'll Take You Away / Ninety Seven More To Go / I'd Best Be Leaving You / Puzzles / Ballad Of The Drummer Boy / Painted Girls And Wine / Blue Bayou / Give Me More Than You Take / I'd Best Be Leaving You, Puzzles
06/1997 CD KINGFISHER 21 (US) SET ME FREE - Set Me Free / Hallelujah I Love Her So / July The 12th 1939 / She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye / Behind Closed Doors / Another Place Another Time / King Of The Road / No Money Down / Ruby / Hoppy's Gone
05/2002 CD MUSIC ROW 11055 (US) THIS OLD HAT - Tracks You Left On Me / You're The Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had / How Do You Do That / Greatest Hit / This Old Hat / One / Feel Of Bein' Gone / Bartender / Truth Is I'm A Liar / Did He Say It Better Than Me / My First Taste Of Texas / Growing Up / My Baby Don't Need No Polish To Shine
04/2003 CD VARESE 66451 (US) 12 CLASSICS - Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be / Last Cowboy Song / Girls Women And Ladies / When You Fall In Love / You're The Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had / Ever Never Lovin' You / My First Taste Of Texas / After All / You Turn Me On / Nights / In The Garden / Lord's Prayer
2004 CD ED BRUCE ? (US) CHANGED - Changed / The Family's Growing / Tougher Than Nails / I Will Never Die / For My Good And To Your Glory / Jesus Loved The Hell Out Of Me / In Jesus' Eyes / Homecoming 1945 / My Best Friend / Standing In The Fire / If Only I Had Been There / The Perfect Lamb
03/2006 CD LAMON 10411 (US) CHANGED - Changed / The Family's Growing / Tougher Than Nails / I Will Never Die / For My Good And To Your Glory / Jesus Loved The Hell Out Of Me / In Jesus' Eyes / Homecoming 1945 / My Best Friend / Standing In The Fire / If Only I Had Been There / The Perfect Lamb
03/2007 CD ED BRUCE ? (US) SING ABOUT JESUS - Sing About Jesus / You / He Lives / Devil Ain't Got A Prayer / I Pray / I Know / Stand By Me / Rise / One Spirit / What Have We Done / Tender His Mercy / Thank You For The Son
05/2009 CD HUX 106 (UK) TENNESSEEAN / COWBOYS AND DREAMERS - Man Made Of Glass / Star-Studded Nights / Never Take Candy From A Stranger / Am I Gonna Have To Burn Atlanta Down / Texas / Love Somebody To Death / I Can't Seem To Get The Hang Of Telling Her Goodbye / Wedding Dress / I've Not Forgot Marie / There Ain't No Good Chain Gang / Angeline Would You Like To Dance Again / I Really Didn't Have A Thing To Do Today / Greatest Love Song / Kentucky Boy California Man / Family / Old Wore Out Cowboy / Man That Turned My Mama On / He Brings Your Memory Back Again / Miracle Express / Give My Old Memory A Call
09/2010 CD VARESE 302 067 030 (US) IN JESUS' EYES - Changed / I Pray / In Jesus' Eyes / Devil Ain't Got A Prayer / My Best Friend / Tougher Than Nails / The Family's Growing / Standing In The Fire / I Know / Jesus Loved The Hell Out Of Me / Thank You For The Son / For My Good And To Your Glory

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