Chanteur Country US né Guy Charles Clark, Jr., le 6 Novembre 1941 à Monahans (Texas). Guy Clark est décédé le 17 Mai 2016.

Guy Clark doesn't just write songs, he crafts them with the kind of hands-on care and respect that a master carpenter (a favorite image of his) would have when faced with a stack of rare hardwood. Clark works slowly and with strict attention to detail — his output has been sparse since he first signed to RCA in the early '70s — but he has produced an impressive collection of timeless gems, leaving very little waste behind. His albums have never met much commercial success, but the emotional level of his work consistently transcends sales figures and musical genres. He remains the kind of songwriter whom young artists study and seasoned writers (and listeners) admire.
Clark was born in the West Texas town of Monahans, where he was raised mostly by his grandmother (his mother worked and his father was in the Army), who ran the town hotel. One of her residents was an oil well driller who would later end up the subject of one of Clark's most moving and stunningly beautiful songs, "Desperados Waiting for a Train." Many of Clark's songs, in fact, have centered around his days growing up in West Texas, including "Texas 1947" (from his debut album) and the 1992 song "Boats to Build," which hearkened back to a summer job he once had as a teenager on the Gulf Coast.
The first songs Clark learned were mostly in Spanish. Later, when he moved to Houston and began working the folk music circuit, he met fellow songwriter Townes Van Zandt (the two often toured together until Van Zandt's death in 1997) and blues singers Lightnin' Hopkins and Mance Lipscomb. It was here that Clark began playing and writing his sturdy brand of folk- and blues-influenced country music.
In the late '60s, Clark moved to California, living first in San Francisco (where he met and married his wife Susanna, a painter and songwriter) and then in Los Angeles, where he worked in the Dopyera brothers' Dobro factory. Tiring quickly of Southern California (sentiments he expressed in another of his classics, "L.A. Freeway"), he and Susanna packed up and headed for Nashville in 1971, where he picked up work as a writer with publishing companies and, eventually, a recording contract with RCA. Clark's first album, Old No. 1, came out in 1975, a few years after Jerry Jeff Walker had turned "L.A. Freeway" into a minor hit. By this time Clark was considered one of the most promising young writers in country music, and while he didn't live in Texas anymore, the state's influence still ran thick in his blood.
Clark recorded one more album for RCA, Texas Cookin', in 1976 before switching to Warner Bros. for his next three albums, released between 1978 and 1983. Three of his songs from these albums cracked the Top 100. By the mid-'80s, however, a number of his songs had been made into hits by country stars such as Johnny Cash, David Allan Coe, Ricky Skaggs (who took "Heartbroke" to number one), George Strait, Vince Gill, and the Highwaymen. Clark continued to work as a writer but didn't record again until 1988's Old Friends, released by Sugar Hill. He then switched labels once more, this time to Asylum, which released his 1992 album Boats to Build as part of their acclaimed American Explorer series.
His eighth album, Dublin Blues, came out in 1995, and among its finely crafted moments was a rereading of one of his most enduring songs, "Randall Knife," about the death of his father. Clark next released a pair of albums for his old label Sugar Hill, Cold Dog Soup in 1999 and Dark in 2002. He moved to Dualtone beginning with 2006's Workbench Songs, and received great reviews, both for it and the follow-up Somedays the Song Writes You in 2009. The year 2011 found Clark releasing Songs and Stories (recorded live at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville), an intimate recap of his 40 years as a singer, songwriter, and storyteller.
Clark's wife Susanna passed in 2012. A year later in 2013, her memory figured heavily on his first new studio album in four years, My Favorite Picture of You. It was an intimate set of songs showing that Clark at the age of 71 was still a master songwriter, as good and as elegantly moving as ever. It was the final album he released during his life; years of illness, including a bout with cancer, finally claimed him on May 17, 2016.

http://guyclark.com/

Talents : Singer, Guitar, Songwriter

Style musical : Country-Folk, Progressive Country, Outlaw Country

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v1oANLIZ_I

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

02/1975 SP RCA VICTOR PB-10188 (US) Ballad Of Laverne And Captain Flint / Like A Coat From The Cold
03/1976 SP RCA VICTOR PB-10581 (US) Rita Ballou / Let Him Roll
09/1976 SP RCA VICTOR PB-10781 (US) Texas Cookin' / Last Gunfighter Ballad
01/1977 SP RCA VICTOR PB-10858 (US) Anyhow I Love You / Virginia Real
11/1983 SP RCA VICTOR PB-13688 (US) Texas Cookin' / Broken Hearted People
12/1978 SP WARNER BROS. WBS 8714 (US) Fools For Each Other / Fool On The Roof
08/1980 SP WARNER BROS. WBS 49542 (US) Heartbroke / Who Do You Think You Are
06/1981 SP WARNER BROS. WBS 49740 (US) Partner Nobody Chose / Heartbroke
10/1981 SP WARNER BROS. WBS 49853 (US) She's Crazy For Leavin' / South Coast Of Texas
01/1982 SP WARNER BROS. WBS 50016 (US) South Coast Of Texas / New Cut Road
06/1983 SP WARNER BROS. 7-29595 (US) Homegrown Tomatoes / Fool In A Mirror
10/1983 SP WARNER BROS. 7-29456 (US) Better Days / Heartbroke

Albums

11/1975 LP 12" RCA VICTOR APL1 1303 (US) OLD NO.1 - Rita Ballou / LA Freeway / She Ain't Goin' Nowhere / Nickel For The Fiddler / That Old Time Feeling / Texas 1947 / Desperados Waiting For The Train / Like A Coat From The Cold / Instant Coffee Blues / Let Him Roll
09/1976 LP 12" RCA VICTOR APL1 1944 (US) TEXAS COOKIN' - Texas Cookin' / Anyhow I Love You / Virgina's Real / It's About Time / Good To Love You Lady / Broken Hearted People / Black Haired Boy / Me I'm Feeling The Same / Ballad Of Laverne And Captain Flint / Last Gunfighter Ballad
09/1978 LP 12" WARNER BROS. BSK 3241 (US) GUY CLARK - Fool On The Roof / Fools For Each Other / Shade Of All Greens / Voila An American Dream / One Paper Kid / In The Jailhouse Now / Comfort And Crazy / Don't You Take It Too Bad / Houston Kid / Fool On The Roof Blues
1979 LP 12" WARNER BROS. MUSIC SHOW WBMS-105 (US) (promo) GUY CLARK ON THE ROAD LIVE - In The Jailhouse Now / L.A. Freeway / Rita Ballou / Virginia's Reel / Don't You Take It Too Bad / Desperados Waiting For A Train / Texas, 1947 / Fool On The Roof / The Houston Kid / Fools For Each Other / Let Him Roll
1981 LP 12" WARNER BROS. BSK 3381 (US) THE SOUTH COAST OF TEXAS - Who Do You Think You Are / Crystelle / New Cut Road / Rita Ballou / South Coast Of Texas / Heartbroke / Partner Nobody Chose / She's Crazy For Leavin' / Calf Rope / Lone Star Hotel
1982 LP 12" RCA INTS 5196 (US) THE BEST OF GUY CLARK - Rita Ballou / LA Freeway / She Ain't Goin' Nowhere / That Old Time Feeling / Texas 1947 / Desperados Waiting For A Train / Instant Coffee Blues / Nickel For The Fiddler / Texas Cookin' / Anyhow I Love You / Virginia's Real / Broken Hearted People / Black Haired Boy / Last Gunfighter Ballad / Let Him Roll / Like A Coat From The Cold
07/1983 LP 12" WARNER BROS. B1 23880 (US) BETTER DAYS - Blowin' Like A Bandit / Better Days / Homegrown Tomatoes / Supply And Demand / Randall Knife / Carpenter / Uncertain Texas / No Deal / Tears / Fool In The Mirror
1984 LP 12" RCA VICTOR AHL1 4871 (US) GREATEST HITS - Texas Cookin' / Desperados Waiting For The Train / LA Freeway / She Ain't Goin' Nowhere / Nickel For The Fiddler / Broken Hearted People / Texas 1947 / Let Him Roll / Last Gunfighter Ballad / Rita Ballou
12/1988 CD SUGAR HILL 1025 (US) OLD FRIENDS - Old Friends / Hands / All Through Throwing Good Love After Bad / Imigrant Eyes / Heavy Metal (Don't Mean Rock And Roll To Me) / Come From The Heart / Indian Cowboy / To Live Is To Fly / Watermelon Dream / Doctor Good Doctor
09/1992 CD ASYLUM 61442 (US) BOATS TO BUILD - Baton Rouge / Picasso's Mandolin / How'd You Get This Number / Boats To Build / Too Much / Ramblin' Jack And Mahan / I Don't Love You Much Do I / Jack Of All Trades / Madonna With Child California 1969 / Must Be My Baby
04/1995 CD ASYLUM 21725 (US) DUBLIN BLUES - Dublin Blues / Black Diamond Strings / Shut Up And Talk To Me / Stuff That Works / Hank Williams Said It Best / Cape / Baby Took A Limo To Memphis / Tryin' To Try / Hangin' Your Life On The Wall / Randall Knife
05/1995 2 CD PHILO 1184 (US) CRAFTSMAN - Fool On The Roof / Fools For Each Other / Shade Of All Greens / Voila An American Dream / One Paper Kid / In The Jailhouse Now / Comfort And Crazy / Don't You Take It Too Bad / Houston Kid / Fool On The Roof Blues / Who Do You Think You Are / Crystelle / New Cut Road / Rita Ballou / South Coast Of Texas / Heartbroke / Partner Nobody Chose / She's Crazy For Leavin' / Calf Rope / Lone Star Hotel / Blowing Like As Bandit / Better Days / Home Grown Tomatoes / Supply And Demand / Randall Knife / Carpenter / Uncertain Texas / No Deal / Tears / Fool In The Mirror
02/1997 CD RCA 67404 (US) THE ESSENTIAL - Texas 1947 / Desperados Waiting For A Train / Like A Coat From The Cold / Instant Coffee Blues / Let Him Roll / Rita Ballou / LA Freeway / She Ain't Goin' Nowhere / Nickel For The Fiddler / That Old Time Feelin' / Texas Cookin' / Anyhow I Love You / Virginia's Real / Broken Hearted People / Black Haired Boy / Me I'm Feelin' The Same / Ballad Of Laverne And Captain Flint / Don't Let The Sunshine Fool / Last Gunfighter Ballad / Fools For Each Other
03/1997 CD SUGAR HILL 1055 (US) KEEPERS - LA Freeway / Texas 1947 / Like A Coat From The Cold / Heartbroke / Last Gunfighter Ballad / Better Days / Homegrown Tomatoes / She Ain't Goin' Nowhere / South Coast Of Texas / That Old Time Feeling / Little Of Both / Out In The Parking Lot / Let Him Roll / Texas Cookin' / Desperados Waiting For A Train
10/1999 CD SUGAR HILL 1063 (US) COLD DOG SOUP - Cold Dog Soup / Fort Worth Blues / Sis Draper / Ain't No Trouble To Me / Water Under The Bridge / Forever For Always For Certain / Men Will Be Boys / Indian Head Penny / Bunkhouse Blues / Red River / Die Tryin' / Be Gone Forever
05/2001 CD CAMDEN 58813 (US) OLD NO.1 / TEXAS COOKIN' - Rita Ballou / LA Freeway / She Ain't Goin' Nowhere / Nickel For The Fiddler / That Old Time Feeling / Texas 1947 / Desperados Waiting For The Train / Like A Coat From The Cold / Instant Coffee Blues / Let Him Roll / Texas Cookin' / Anyhow I Love You / Virgina's Real / It's About Time / Good To Love You Lady / Broken Hearted People / Black Haired Boy / Me I'm Feeling The Same / Ballad Of Laverne And Captain Flint / Last Gunfighter Ballad
10/2001 CD AMERICAN ORIGINALS 4006 (US) TOGETHER AT THE BLUEBIRD CAFE - Steve EARLE, Townes VANZANDT & Guy CLARK - Baby Took A Limo To Memphis / My Old Friend The Blues / Intro To Katie Belle / Katie Belle / Cape / Intro To Valentine's Day / Valentine's Day / Ain't Leavin' Your Love / Randall Knife / Tom Ame's Prayer / Interfaith Dental Clinic / Song For / Dublin Blues / I Ain't Ever Satisfied / Pancho And Lefty / Immigrant Eyes / Sirocco's Pizza / Mercenary Song / Tecumseh Valley / Copperhead Road
09/2002 CD SUGAR HILL 1070 (US) THE DARK - Mud / Arizona Star / Magnolia Wind / Soldier's Joy 1864 / Dancin' Days / Homeless / Off The Map / Bag Of Bones / She Loves To Ride Horses / Rex's Blues / Queenie's Song / The Dark
08/2004 CD AUDIOPHILE 102818 (US) THE ESSENTIAL - Texas 1947 / Desperados Waiting For A Train / Like A Coat From The Cold / Instant Coffee Blues / Let Him Roll / Rita Ballou / L.A. Freeway / She Ain't Goin' Nowhere / A Nickel For The Fiddler / That Old Time Feelin' / Texas Cookin' / Anyhow, I Love You / Virginia's Real / Broken Hearted People / Black Haired Boy / Me I'm Feelin' The Same / The Ballad Of Laverne And Captain Flint / Don't Let The Sunshine Fool / The Last Gunfighter Ballad / Fools For Each Other
10/2005 CD BMG 40626 (US) ALL AMERICAN COUNTRY - L.A. Freeway / Desperadoes Waiting For A Train / Texas Cookin' / She Ain't Going Nowhere / Rita Ballou / Anyhow, I Love You / Broken Hearted People / The Last Gunfighter Ballad / A Nickle For tTe Fiddler / Texas 1947
09/2006 CD DUALTONE 1239 (US) WORKBENCH SONGS - Walkin' Man / Magdalene / Tornado Time In Texas / Funny Bone / Expose / Out In The Parkin' Lot / No Lonesome Tune / Cinco De Mayo In Memphis / Analog Girl / Worry B Gone / Diamond Joe
03/2007 CD SUGAR HILL 4024 (US) BEST OF THE SUGAR HILL YEARS - Magnolia Wind / Cold Dog Soup / Soldier's Joy, 1864 / South Coast Of Texas [live] / Sis Draper / Mud / Ain't No Trouble To Me / A Little Of Both [live] / Dancin Days / Fort Worth Blues / Red River / Arizona Star / Bunkhouse Blues / Queenie's Song / Out In The Parking Lot [live]
03/2007 CD NEW WEST 6100 (US) LIVE FROM AUSTIN, TX - Texas 1947 / L.A. Freeway (Pack Up All Your Dishes) / Carpenter / Old Friends / Come From The Heart / I'm All Through Throwing Good Love After Bad / Randall Knife / Immigrant Eyes / Desperados Waiting For A Train / Last Gunfighter Ballad / New Cut Road / Better Days / Homegrown Tomatoes / To Live Is To Fly / Texas Cookin'
10/2007 CD RAVEN 265 (AUS) HINDSIGHT 21-20 - THE ANTHOLOGY 1975-1995 - L.A. Freeway / Rita Ballou / She Ain't Goin' Nowhere / Texas 1947 / Desperados Waiting For The Train / Texas Cookin' / Broken Hearted People / The Last Gunfighter Ballad / Comfort And Crazy / The Houston Kid / New Cut Road / South Coast Of Texas / Heartbroke / She's Crazy For Leaving / Homegrown Tomatoes / The Randall Knife / No Deal / Baton Rouge / Boats To Build / Dublin Blues / The Cape
04/2008 CD WARNER PLATINUM ? (US) THE PLATINUM COLLECTION - The Houston Kid / Fool On The Roof / Fools For Each Other / Voila, An American Dream / One Paper Kid / In The Jailhouse Now / Comfort And Crazy / Don't You Take It Too Bad / Must Be My Baby / New Cut Road / Rita Ballou / Heartbroke / Who Do You Think You Are / The South Coast Of Texas / She's Crazy For Leavin' / Lone Star Hotel / Baton Rouge / The Partner Nobody Chose / Ramblin' Jack And Mahan / Too Much
09/2009 CD DUALTONE 1471 (US) SOMEDAYS THE SONG WRITES YOU - Somedays You Write The Song / The Guitar / Hemingway's Whiskey / The Coat / All She Wants Is You / If I Needed You / Hollywood / Eamon / Wrong Side Of The Tracks / One Way Ticket Down / Maybe I Can Paint Over That
08/2011 CD DUALTONE 1533 (US) SONGS AND STORIES - Introduction / L.A. Freeway / Story: Sometimes They Come Easy / Maybe I Can Paint Over That / Story: Townes’ Road Keets / If I Needed You / The Cape / Homegrown Tomatoes / Shawn And Verlon / Story: The Legend Of Sis Draper / Sis Draper / Magnolia Wind / Story: I’m From Greasy Bend / Darwettia’s Mandolin / Story: Hang In There / Joe Walker’s Mare / A Nod To Rodney Crowell / Stuff That Works / Out In The Parkin’ Lot / Intro: The Randall Knife / The Randall Knife / Curtain Call For The Cast / Dublin Blues
07/2013 CD DUALTONE DUA 1636 (US) MY FAVORITE PICTURE OF YOU - Cornmeal Waltz / My Favorite Picture Of You / Hell Bent On A Heartache / El Coyote / Heroes / Rain In Durango / Good Advice / The Death Of Sis Draper / The Waltzing Fool / The High Price Of Inspiration / I'll Show Me
11/2013 2 CD May6 Entertainment / Megaforce / Relativity 66002 (US) Live From Austin, TX :
CD 1 : Home Grown Tomatoes / L.A. Freeway / Texas 1947 / Heartbroke / Anyhow I Love You / The Carpenter / She Ain't Going Nowhere / New Cut Road / Who Do You Think You Are / Desperados Waiting For A Train / Let Him Roll / Texas Cookin'
CD 2 : Rita Ballou / Virginia's Real / Fools For Each Other / Supply And Demand / Indian Cowboy / Broken Hearted People / Like A Coat From The Cold / The Last Gunfighter Ballad / Calf Rope / Partner Nobody Chose / She's Crazy For Leaving / That Old Time Feeling / South Coast Of Texas / Randall Knife / In The Jailhouse Now / No Deal
08/2014 2 CD Raven RVCD 379 (AUS) An American Dream : 4 Classic Albums, 1978-1992 :
CD 1 : Fool on the Roof / Fools for Each Other / Shade of All Greens / Voilà, An American Dream / One Paper Kid / In the Jailhouse Now / Comfort and Crazy / Don't You Take It Too Bad / The Houston Kid / Fool on the Roof Blues / Who Do You Think You Are / Crystelle / New Cut Road / Rita Ballou / South Coast of Texas / Heartbroke / The Partner Nobody Chose / She's Crazy For Leavin' / Calf-Rope / Lone Star Hotel
CD 2 : Blowin' Like A Bandit / Better Days / Homegrown Tomatoes / Supply & Demand / Randall Knife / Carpenter / Uncertain Texas / No Deal / Tears / Fool In The Mirror / Baton Rouge / Picasso's Mandolin / How'd You Get This Number / Boats To Build / Too Much / Ramblin' Jack & Mahan / I Don't Love You Much Do I? / Jack Of All Trades / Madonna W/ Child Ca. 1969 / Must Be My Baby
07/2015 2 CD Beat Goes On BGOCD 1190 (UK) Guy Clark / The South Coast of Texas / Better Days :
CD 1 : Fool on the roof : Fool for each other / Shade of all greens / Voila, An American Dream / One paper kid / In the jailhouse now / Comfort and crazy / Don't you take it too bad / The houston kid /  Fool on the roof blues / Who Do You Think You Are / Crystelle / New cut road / Rita Ballou / South coast of Texas / Heartbroke / The Partner Nobody Chose / She's Crazy For Leavin' / Calf-Rope / Lone Star Hotel
CD 2 : Blowin' Like A Bandit : Better days / Homegrown tomatoes / Supply And Demand / The Randall Knife / The carpenter / Uncertain Texas / No Deal / Tears / Fool In The Mirror
09/2015 CD Morello WMRLL 49 (EUR)

Boats to Build / Dublin Blues - Baton Rouge / Picasso's Mandolin / How'd You Get This Number / Boats To Build / Too Much / Ramblin' Jack & Mahan / I Don't Love You Much, Do I / Jack Of All Trades / Madonna W/Child CA. 1969 / Must Be My Baby / Dublin Blues / Black Diamond Strings / Shut Up And Talk To Me / Stuff That Works / Hank Williams Said It Best / The Cape / Baby Took A Limo To Memphis / Tryin' To Try / Hangin' Your Life On The Wall / The Randall Knife

01/2017 CD Klondike KLCD 5072 (US)

Live... Texas 1991 - Townes Van Zandt & Guy Clark - No Lonesome Tune / L.A. Freeway / Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold / Fraternity Blues / Old Friends / Marie / Texas 1947 / Homegrown Tomatoes / Let Him Roll / Intro To Pancho And Lefty / Pancho And Lefty / Snowin' On Raton / Desperados Waiting For A Train

03/2017 2 CD Dualtone DUA 1782 (US) The Best of the Dualtone Years :
CD 1 : Rain In Durango / Hemingway's Whiskey / My Favorite Picture Of You / The Cape [live] / If I Needed You / Maybe I Can Paint Over That / The Guitar / L.A. Freeway [live] / Out In The Parkin' Lot / The Randall Knife [live]
CD 2 : Magdalene / Homegrown Tomatoes [live] / Cornmeal Waltz / El Coyote / Tornado Time In Texas / Dublin Blues [live] / Just To Watch Maria Dance [unreleased demo] / The Last Hobo [unreleased demo] / Time [unreleased demo]

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