Chanteur Country US né le 1er Novembre 1901 à Opp (Alabama). Lew Childre est décédé le 3 Décembre 1961.

One of the holdovers from the early days of vaudeville shows and one-man bands, Lew Childre managed a successful career during the 1930s and '40s playing radio broadcasts and doing his own advertising transcriptions. Born in Opp, AL, in 1901, he played trombone, trumpet, and drums in high school before being persuaded to attend the University of Alabama by his parents. Childre finished school, but in 1923 joined a tent show as a singer/performer.
He then formed a jazz band called the Alabama Cotton Pickers -- which also included Lawrence Welk -- and recorded several sides before becoming fascinated with country music, then in its commercial infancy. Childre learned to play guitar and then returned to the tent shows until joining broadcast radio in Texas in 1930. After recording several sides for Gannett Records during September 1930, he toured the state with Wiley Walker (later of Wiley & Gene fame) as the Alabama Boys.
Lew Childre moved to New Orleans in 1934, broadcasting over WWL and recording for ARC. He spent the late '30s working the Texas border station XERA with
the Carter Family, but moved to West Virginia's Wheeling Jamboree by the early '40s. Childre's talent for ad-libbing comedy and songs made him a natural for advertising, and after he joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1945, he began producing transcriptions for General Foods and Pepsi, among other companies. He recorded an LP for Starday in the mid-'50s, but retired from music in 1959 and died two years later.

Talents : Singer, Hawaiian Guitar, Trumpet, Trombone, Drums, Comedy, Yodeler

Style musical : Old-Time Country, Traditional Country, Comedy, Yodeling

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IT DON'T DO NOTHING BUT RAIN  (1936)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

1930 78 t. GENNETT 7183 (US) . Wagon Yard / Moonshine Blues
1930 78 t. CHAMPION 16011 (US) . Wagon Yard / Moonshine Blues
1930 78 t. GENNETT 7312 (US) . The Old Grey Mare / Horsie, Keep Your Tail Up
1930 78 t. CHAMPION 16093 (US) . The Old Grey Mare / Horsie, Keep Your Tail Up
1930 78 t. SUPERTONE 9773 (US) . The Old Grey Mare / Horsie, Keep Your Tail Up
1931 78 t. SUPERIOR 2520 (US) . My Red-Haired Lady / I Learned About Women From Her
06/1936 78 t. CONQUEROR 8656 (US) . Horsey keep Your Tail Up / When My Louie Sings His Yodel Laddy Hoo
06/1936 78 t. CONQUEROR 8657 (US) . It Don't Do Nothing But Rain / Hang Out Your Front Door Key
06/1939 78 t. MELOTONE 6-06-51 (US) . It Don't Do Nothing But Rain / Hang Out Your Front Door Key
08/1936 78 t. MELOTONE 6-08-59 (US) . My Red Haired Lady / I'm Saving Up Coupons
10/1936 78 t. MELOTONE 6-10-52 (US) . Wagon Yard / Horsie, Keep Your Tail Up!
06/1951 SP MERCURY 6339-X45 (US) . Riding The Elevated Train / Everybody's
08/1951 SP MERCURY 6355-X45 (US) . When Fog Forms On The Rio Grande / Hog Callin' Blues
1962 ? EP STARDAY SEP-198 (US) When They Baptized Sister Lucy Lee / Alabama Home / Wreck Of The Old 97 / Lew's Theme / Souther Hospitality / George Colum

Albums

1962 LP12" STARDAY SLP 153 (US) OLD TIME GET TOGETHER WITH LEW CHILDRE - Lew CHILDRE with Cowboy COPAS, Uncle JOSH & Junior HUSKEY - Alabamy Bound / This Train / Everybody's Fishin' / Strawberry Roan / When They Baptized Sister Lucy Lee / Alabama Home / Wreck Of The Old 97 / Hog Callin' Blues / Rock My Little Baby To Sleep / Lew's Theme / Southern Hospitality / George Colum / Hang Out the Front Door Key / Blue Ridge Mountain Blues / Little Joe The Wrangler / Moonshine Blues / Martins & The Coys / My Dream Of The USA
1980 LP12" OLD HOMESTEAD OHCS-132 (US) ON THE AIR - 1946 - VOLUME 1 - Alabamy Bound (Theme) - Elevated Railroad / I’m Heading For the Blue Horizon / Big Eyed Rabbit / Maple On The Hill / When the Fog Forms On The Rio Grande / Everybody’s Fishing / Rock All Our Babies To Sleep / When The Sweet Azaleas Are Blooming / Hang Out The Front Door Key / Don’t Say Aloha When I Go / Alabamy Bound (Theme) - Are You From Dixie / When You Said Yes Yesterday / Horsie Keep Your Tail Up / Silver Dollar / This Train / Little Old Church In The Valley / It Don’t Do Nothing But Rain / My Red Haired Lady / Moonshine Blues / How I Miss You Tonight - Alabamy Bound
20?? CD OLD HOMESTEAD RCD216 (US) ON THE AIR - 1946 - VOLUME  1 - Alabamy Bound (Theme) - Elevated Railroad / I'm Heading For The Blue Horizon / Big Eyed Rabbit / Maple On The Hill / When The Fog Forms On The Rio Grande / Everybody's Fishing / Rock All Our Babies To Sleep / When The Sweet Azaleas Are Blooming / Hang Out The Front Door Key / Don't Say Aloha When I Go / Alabamy Bound (Theme) - Are You From Dixie / When You Said Yes Yesterday / Horsie Keep Your Tail Up / Silver Dollar / This Train / Little Old Church In The Valley / It Don't Do Nothing But Rain / My Red Haired Lady / Moonshine Blues / How I Miss You Tonight - Alabamy Bound (Theme) / When My Louie Sings His Yodel-Lady-Hoo / Horsie Keep Your Tail Up / It Don't Do Nothing But Rain / Everybody's Fishing / Ridin' The Elevated Railroad
20?? CD OLD HOMESTEAD OH-4132-CD (US) ON THE AIR 1946 VOL. 1 -  Alabamy Bound (Theme) - Elevated Railroad / I'm Heading For The Blue Horizon / Big Eyed Rabbit / Maple On The Hill / When The Fog Forms On The Rio Grande / Everybody's Fishing / Rock All Our Babies To Sleep / When The Sweet Azaleas Are Blooming / Hang Out The Front Door Key / Don't Say Aloha When I Go / Alabamy Bound (Theme) - Are You From Dixie / When You Said Yes Yesterday / Horsie Keep Your Tail Up / Silver Dollar / This Train / Little Old Church In The Valley / It Don't Do Nothing But Rain / My Red Haired Lady / Moonshine Blues / How I Miss You Tonight - Alabamy Bound (Theme) / When My Louie Sings His Yodel-Lady-Hoo / Horsie Keep Your Tail Up / It Don't Do Nothing But Rain / Everybody's Fishing / Ridin' The Elevated Railroad

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