Chanteur Rock 'n' Roll US n Bruce McMeans, le 28 Novembre 1940 Jacksonville (Texas).

Bruce Channel's "Hey Baby" a classic one-shot, number-one hit from 1962 is one of the many records proving that, during a period in which rock has sometimes been characterized as near death, the form was continuing to evolve in unexpected and delightful ways. An irresistible mid-tempo shuffle from the first few bars of homespun harmonica (played by Delbert McClinton), it was a seemingly effortless blend of rock, blues, country, and Cajun beats, featuring Channel's lazy, drawling Vocals and an instantly catchy tune. It was perhaps too much of a natural; Channel could never recapture the organic spontaneity of the track, failing to re-enter the Top 40 despite many attempts.
The Texan had written "Hey Baby" around 1959 with his friend Margaret Cobb, and had already been performing the tune for a couple of years before recording it amidst a series of demos for Fort Worth producer Major Bill Smith. First released locally on Smith's label, it was picked up for national distribution by Smash. Channel would continue to write most of his own material (sometimes in collaboration with Cobb) for a series of moderately enjoyable follow-ups that echoed the riffs of "Hey Baby" too closely.
McClinton played his immediately identifiable harmonica on several of these, and made his own contribution to rock history in 1962, when he was touring as a member of Channel's band in Britain. On one of their shows, they were supported by a then-unknown Liverpool group, the Beatles, who had yet to cut their first record. John Lennon was smitten by McClinton's style of playing, and picked up some pointers that he put to use on the Beatles' very first single, "Love Me Do"; in fact, McClinton's influence can be easily detected in Lennon's harmonica playing on many early Beatles tracks from 1962 and 1963.
Channel did get another Top 20 hit in Britain in 1968, "Keep On," which was written by Wayne Carson Thompson (famous for penning the Box Tops' "The Letter"). Nothing else clicked in a big way on either side of the ocean, and by the late '70s he was working in Nashville as a songwriter.

Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srNqe243y74

Run, Romance, Run (1959)

NOW OR NEVER (1960)

HEY! BABY! (1961)

BABY IT'S YOU (1962)

MR. BUS DRIVER (1967)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10 20

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

04/1959 SP TEEN AGER TA-601 (US) . Run, Romance, Run / Don't Leave Me
12/1959 SP KING 45-5294 (US) . Slow Down Baby / Will I Ever Love Again
03/1960 SP KING 45-5331 (US) . Boy! This Stuff Kills Me / Now Or Never
1961 SP LECAM 953 (US) . Hey ! Baby ! / Dream Girl
12/1961 SP SMASH S-1731 (US) . Hey ! Baby ! / Dream Girl
1962 SP PHILIPS 320 150 BF (DK) Hey ! Baby ! / Dream Girl
1962 SP PHILIPS M-1016 (JAP) Hey ! Baby ! / Dream Girl
03/1962 SP KING 45-5620 (US) . Bruce CHANNEL & His BAND - Now Or Never / Will I Ever Love Again
03/1962 SP MANCO ML1035 (US) . Run, Romance, Run / Don't Leave Me
1962 SP SONET T 8138 (DK)

Run, Romance, Run / Don't Leave Me

1962 SP LECAM 963 (US) . If Only I Had Known / Number One Man
04/1962 SP SMASH S-1752 (US) . If Only I Had Known / Number One Man
05/1962
EP PHILIPS 434 526 BE (F)

Hey ! Baby ! / Dream Girl / Dream Baby (Along Must I Dream) (Cri De Ma Vie) / Sorry Baby

1962 SP LECAM 973 (US) . Come On Baby / Mine Exclusively
06/1962 SP SMASH S-1769 (US) . Come On Baby / Mine Exclusively
1962 SP LECAM 983 (US) . Somewhere In This Town / Stand Tough
09/1962 SP SMASH S-1780 (US) Somewhere In This Town / Stand Tough
09/1962 EP PHILIPS 434 533 (F) Number One Man / If Only I Had Know / Come On Baby / Mine Exclusively
1962 SP LECAM 993 (US) . Oh! Baby / Let's Hurt Together
1962 SP LE CAM 1001 (US) . Night People / So Tough
12/1962 SP SMASH S-1792 (US) Oh! Baby / Let's Hurt Together
1962 SP PHILIPS 320 150 (F) . Hey ! Baby ! / Dream Girl
1962 EP PHILIPS 434 528 BE (S) Hey! Baby - Hey! Baby! / Chica De Ensueo (Drean Girl) / El Hombre N 1 (Number One Man) / Si Hubiera Sabido (Of Only I Had Known)
1962 EP MERCURY EP 60368 (SWE)

Hey! Baby - Hey! Baby / Dream Girl / Number One Man / If Only I Had Known

05/1963 SP SMASH S-1819 (US) . So Tough / Night People
05/1963 SP SMASH S-1826 (US) No Other Baby / Night People
08/1963 SP SMASH S-1838 (US) The Dipsy Doodle / Send Her Home
01/1964 SP LECAM 122 (US) . Going Back To Louisiana / Forget Me Not
1964 SP London HIT-340 (JAP) Going Back To Louisiana / Forget Me Not
03/1964 SP LECAM 125 (US) . My Baby / Blue Monday
03/1964 SP MEL-O-DY MELODY 112 (US) . That's Awhat's Happenin' / Satisfied Mind
07/1964 SP MEL-O-DY M-114 (US) . You Make Me Happy / You Never Looked Better
08/1964 SP SHAH 304 (US) . Court Of Love / Stand Tough
1964 SP Shalimar S-107 (US) .

I Don't Wanta / Blue And Lonesome

1964 EP PHILIPS 434 530 BE (NL) Hey Baby And 3 Other Hits - Hey! Baby / Number One Man / Dream Baby / Chantilly Lace
02/1965 SP Smash All Time Smash Hits S-1405 (US) .

Hey Baby / Number One Man

05/1965 SP JADE 101 (US) .

My Baby's Gone / It's Me

1965 SP BROWNFIELD 29 (US) .

Don't Let Go / My Prayer

07/1966 SP BROWNFIELD BF-1038 (US) . Dont Go / The Actor
1966 SP CHARAY C-33 (US) .

Baby, Please Come Back / Baby Heartbreak

1967 SP CHARAY C-33 (US) .

Hey ! Baby '67 / Tipped Out

11/1967 SP MALA 579 (US) . Mr. Bus Driver / It's Me
12/1967 SP STATESIDE FSS 528 (F) Mr. Bus Driver / It's Me
01/1968 SP CHARAY C-33 (US) .

The Times /  Baby Heart Break

1968 SP CHARAY C-33 (US) .

One Letter At A Time /  Baby Heartbreak

196? SP CHARAY C-33 (US) .

Sorry Man / Baby Heartbreak

02/1968 SP MALA 592 (US) . Keep On / Barbara Allen
02/1668 SP SONET T-7723 (SWE)

Hey! Baby '68 / Forget Me Not

04/1968 SP STATESIDE FSS 557 (US) Keep On / Barbara Allen
05/1968 SP STATESIDE KSS 1041 (SWE)

Keep On / Barbara Allen

06/1968 SP MALA M-12011 (US) .

Water The Family Tree / California

08/1968 SP STATESIDE HSS 1296 (NL)

California / Water The Family Tree

10/1968 SP MALA M-12027 (US) .

Nobody / Try Me

10/1968 SP BELL BLD 505 (F) . Try Me / Water The Family Tree
10/1968 SP STATESIDE KSS 1062 (SWE)

Try Me / Water The Family Tree

1968 SP SOFT S-1007 (US) .

Hey! Baby '68 (Bruce Channel) / Hey Paula '68 (Paul & Paula)

1968 SP BELL BLD 505 (F) Try Me / Water The Family Tree
1968 SP ARIOLA 14 162 AT (GER)

Hey! Baby / Come On Baby

1968 SP Ricordi SIR 20.088 (I)

Keep On / California

1968 SP STATESIDE SSL 410 (S) (promo) Nobody / Try Me
1968 SP SOUL SR 3 (F) Hey Baby 1968 / Onley In Name
1968 SP STATESIDE KSS 1068 (SWE)

Mr. Bus Driver / Trouble With Sam

12/1968 SP BELL 12027 (GER)

Try Me / Nobody

1969 SP CHARAY 33 (US) . Hey Baby / One Letter At A Time
1969 SP MALA M-12.041 (US) .

The Web / Mrs.P

1969 SP Shalimar S-107A (US) .

Don't Let Go / What You Going To Do

1970 SP SOFT 101 (US) . Kiss And Run / Don't Let Go
1970 ? SP Blackfoot 003 (US) .

To Please Me / Land Of Fu-Shon

1970 ? SP CHARAY 1005 (US) . Hey! Baby (Bruce Channel) / Hey Paula (Paul & Paula)
1971 SP LE CAM LC-627 (US) . Hey! Baby (Bruce Channel) / Hey Paula (Paul & Paula)
1973 SP JAMIE 1412 (US) . Going Back To Louisiana /Times
10/1973 SP ARIOLA 13 015 AT (GER)

Pop Gold - Hey! Baby / Going Back To Louisiana

1976 SP NAP NAP-66 (US) .

Sunshine / Hi-Heel Sneakers

1978 SP LE CAM LC-111 (US) .

These Boots Are Made For Walking / Somewhere In This Town

1978 SP LE CAM LC-113 (US) .

Hey! Baby '78 / Going Back To Louisiana

1978 SP LE CAM LC-311 (US) .

Kiss And Run / Sweet Sound Of Your Crying

1978 SP LE CAM LC-329 (US) .

Hey Sweet Baby / King Bee

1978 SP LE CAM LC-340 (US) .

Berry Street Station featuring Bruce Channel  Hey! Baby / Black Velvet

1978 ? SP LE CAM LC-348 (US) .

Bruce Channel & Bill Dato - Hey! Baby / Soho

1978 SP LE CAM LC-55A (US) .

Requiem For Elvis / Love Me (Major Bill Smith & Bruce Channel) / Midnight Boogie (Andrea Kibbe & Major's Minors)

1978 ? SP LE CAM LC-372 (US) .

Stand Tough (Bruce Channel & Como Singers) / Love Me (Bruce Channel)

1978 ? SP LE CAM LC-512 (US) .

Medley: My Darling Ginger - Since I Met You Baby (Jimmy Luke & Bruce Channel) / Soul Of A Man (Jimmy Luke)

1979 SP LE CAM LC-1117 (US) . Bruce "Hey BABY" CHANNEL - A Presley Medley (with BILL, LARRY & GENE) / A Man Without A Woman
1979 SP LE CAM LC-7277 (US) .

The King Is Free (Love Me) (Bruce Channel & Major Bill Smith) / Funky Dude (Andy & The Dude)

1979 SP LE CAM LC-7277 (US) .

(The Original) Hey! Baby (Bruce Channel) / The King Is Free (Love Me) (Bruce Channel & Major Bill Smith)

197? SP LE CAM LC-520 (US) . Louisiana Fiddle Man / Hey! Sweet Baby
197? SP LE CAM LC-824 (US) .

Bruce "Hey Baby" Channel - There Must Be A Love Somewhere / Four In The Morning

197? SP LE CAM LC-915 (US) .

One Day At A Time / It's Not My Fault

197? SP LE CAM LC-926 (US) . Hey! Baby / Hey Paula (Bruce Channel & Paul & Paula) / Any Way You Want Me (Paul & Paula)
197? SP LE CAM LC-973 (US) .

Tipped Out / Come On Baby

197? SP LE CAM 1230 (US) .

Bruce Channel & Major Bill Smith - The Super Cowboys / The Last Cowboy

197? SP Hi-Oldies 480 (US) . Hey! Baby (Bruce Channel & Paul & Paula) / Hey Paula (Paul & Paula)
197? SP Era - Back To Back Hits Series 0059 (US) . Hey! Baby (Bruce Channel) / Hey Paula (Paul & Paula)
197? SP ZUMA Z-664 (US) .

Hey! Baby / Times

197? SP MADELLA M-101 (US) .

Going Back To Louisiana / Blue And Lonesome

01/1980 SP ELEKTRA E 46587 (US) . One More Last Chance / That's The Truth Ruth
01/1980 SP ELEKTRA E 46587 (US) (promo) .

One More Last Chance [mono] / One More Last Chance [stereo]

1980 SP OLD GOLD OG 9099 (UK) Hey Paula (Paul & Paula) / Hey! Baby (Bruce Channel)
1981 SP LE CAM LC 723 (US) .

Wishin' And Hopin' (Bruce Channel & Phyllis Brown) / Hey! Baby (1981) (Bruce Channel)

1981 SP SUPREME NR 107 (B) Hey Paula (Paul & Paula) / Hey! Baby (Bruce Channel & Paul & Paula)
1981 SP COLLECTABLES 1294 (US) .

Hey Baby / Big Daddy Of The Bayou

1987 SP LE CAM LC-953AA (US) .

25th Anniversary Issue - (The Original) Hey! Baby / The Times

1989 SP RIPETE R45-221 (US) .

Bang Shang A Lang (Archies) / Hey Baby (Bruce Channel)

1989 ? SP RIPETE R45-260 (US) . Last Kiss (J. Frank WILSON & The CAVALIERS) / Hey ! Baby ! (Bruce CHANNEL)
198? SP LE CAM LC-9980 (US) .

Hey Baby (Bruce Channel) / Hey Paula (Paul & Paula) / Any Way You Want Me (Paul & Paula)

199? SP COLLECTABLES COL 4950 (US) .

Back To Back Hit Series - Hey Baby / Number One Man

19?? SP Smash Timepieces 872 810-7  (US) . Hey! Baby / Number One Man
19?? SP Blackfoot BF-711 (US) .

Nita Maria / Sweet Sound Of Your Crying






















Need Infos

19?? Need Info - (Collectables CD 5554 (#12)) Someone To Love You
19?? Need Info - (Collectables CD 5553 (#1)) Somewhere There's Someone

Albums

1962 LP 12" SMASH MGS-27008 (mono) / SRS-67008 (stereo) (US) HEY! BABY - Hey! Baby / Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do / Baby It's You / Chantilly Lace / Ain't Got No Home / Sorry Baby / Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) / Since I Met You Baby / Love Me / If Only I Had Known / Dream Girl / Baby, You've Got What It Takes
1968 LP 12" SONET ZZ 1604 (NL) GOIN' BACK TO LOUISIANA - Goin' Back To Lousiana / C.C. Rider / You Make Me Happy / Mine Exclusively / Only In Name / Come On Baby / Hey Baby '68 / Baby Heartbreak / The Times / I'll Follow You / Miss Me Baby / Tipped Out
12/1968 LP 12" BELL MBLL 110 (mono) / SBLL 110 (stereo) (UK)

Keep On - Keep On / Trouble With Sam / Nobody / California / Water The Family Tree / Instant Reaction / Mr. Bus Driver / Try Me / On A Rainy Day / My Cup Runneth Over / Barbara Allen / Strange

1978 LP 12" ZEUS S-1010 (US) INDIAN SUMMER - Hey Baby / One More Last Chance / Love Can't Live In Chains / That's The Truth Ruth / I Wanta / Young Blood / Hit And Run Lover / School Days
197? LP 12" Baccarola International 78 589 ZT (GER)

Hey! Baby - Hey! Baby / Baby Heartbreak / The Times / I'll Follow You / Kiss Me Baby / Tipped Out / Goin' Back To Louisiana / C. C. Rider / You Make Me Happy / Mine Exclusively / Only In Name / Come On Baby

1990 CD TEENAGER 601 (US) HEY! BABY - Hey! Baby / Run, Romance, Run / Sorry Baby / Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do / Baby It's You / Since I Met You Baby / Baby You / Number One Man / Goin' Back To Louisiana / Now Or Never / I'll Follow You / Kiss Me Baby / Keep On / No Other Day / C.C. Rider / You Make Me Happy / Mine Exclusively / Blue Monday / My Baby
02/1995 CD ICEHOUSE ICD 9406 (US) STAND UP - Stand Up / Oughta Be A Law / Hootchie Chile / Find A Little Grace / Going Down / Black Widow's Room / Friends / Keep On Rolling / Lucinda / My Babe
04/1995 CD COLLECTABLES COL-CD-5623 (US) HEY! BABY - Hey! Baby / Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do / Baby It's You / Chantilly Lace / Ain't Got No Home / Sorry Baby / Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) / Since I Met You Baby / Love Me / If Only I Had Known / Dream Girl / Baby (You've Got What It Takes) / Bonus : Number One Man / Mine Exclusively
1997 CD MARGINAL MAR 064 (B) HEY ! BABY - THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION OF... BRUCE CHANNEL - That's What Happening / Satisfied Mind / You Make Me Happy / You Never Looked Better / Forget Me Not / Presley Medley / Hey Baby / Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do / Baby It's You / Chantilly Lace / Ain't Got No Home / Sorry Baby / Dream Baby / Since I Met You Baby / If Only I Had Known / Dream Girl / Baby You've Got What It Takes / Love Me / Run Romance Run / Going Back To Louisiana / Kiss Me Baby / CC Rider / My Baby / Now Or Never / Number One Man / Mine Exclusively / Stand Tough / Night People / Keep On / Mr Bus Driver / No Other Baby / Blue Monday
09/2001 CD REPERTOIRE 4963 (GER) KEEP ON - Keep On / Trouble With Sam / Nobody / California / Water The Family Tree / Instant Reaction / Mr Bus Driver / Try Me / On A Rainy Day / My Cup Runneth Over / Barbara Allen / Strange / It's Me / Hey Baby 68 / Come On Baby / Drivin / Oo Momma
09/2019 CD Jasmine JASCD1024 (UK)

Hey! Baby - The Early Years 1959-1962 - Run Romance Run / Don't Leave Me / Will I Ever Love Again / Slow Down Baby / Boy! This Stuff Kills Me / Now Or Never / Hey! Baby / Dream Girl / Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do / Baby It's You / Chantilly Lace / Ain't Got No Home / Sorry Baby / Dream Baby / Since I Met You Baby / Love Me / If Only I Had Known / Baby You've Got What It Takes / Number One Man / Come On Baby / Mine Exclusively / Somewhere In This Town / Stand Tough / Oh! Baby / Let's Hurt Together / No Other Baby / Night People

Rocky Productions 9/06/2023