Pseudonyme de Sheb Wooley lorsqu'il chantait de la Country parodique.

Ben Colder was the alter ego of singer Sheb Wooley (of "Purple People Eater" fame), which he used specifically for recording parodies of country hits. Due to various acting commitments, Wooley had been unable to record the song "Don't Go Near the Indians," which was instead cut by Rex Allen for a significant hit in 1962. Wooley recorded a drunken-sounding parody called "Don't Go Near the Eskimos" and released it under the pseudonym Ben Colder (other choices reportedly included Ben Freezin and Klon Dyke). "Eskimos" was a Top 20 hit on the country charts, and Wooley decided to keep returning to his new comic persona on a regular basis. "Hello Wall No. 2" went Top 30 in 1963, and "Almost Persuaded No. 2" went all the way to number six in 1966, giving Wooley the second-biggest country hit of his career. Ben Colder had a few more chart singles through the '60s, including "Harper Valley P.T.A. (Later That Same Day)" and "Little Green Apples No. 2," and continued to release albums on MGM through the '70s. Thanks to his penchant for comedy, Wooley was tapped as a staff songwriter for the television series Hee Haw when it debuted in 1969. Colder made a comeback in 1996 thanks in part to Billy Ray Cyrus, who inspired the title track of Shakey Breaky Car.

Talents : Singer

Style musical : Country Comedy, Cowboy, Traditional Country

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REAL ME (1963)

ALMOST PERSUADED NO. 2 (1966)

GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME NO.2 (1967)

LOVESICK BOOZE (1967)

FUNNY HOW WINE SIPS AWAY (1968)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

11/1962 SP MGM K 13104 (US) Don't Go Near The Eskimos / Louisiana Trapper
12/1962 SP MGM K 13122 (US) Hello Walls No 2 / Shudders And Screams
06/1963 SP MGM K 13147 (US) Still No 2 / Goin' Surfin'
08/1963 SP MGM K 13167 (US) Ring Of Smoke / Detroit City No 2
12/1963 SP MGM K 13197 (US) I Walk The Line No 2 / Talk Back Bluberrin' Lips
07/1964 SP MGM K 13262 (US) TV Westerns / Dobro's Catchin' On Again
05/1965 SP MGM K 13351 (US) Silver The Wonder Horse / Blistered
01/1966 SP MGM K 13444 (US) Make The World Go Away No 2 / May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose No 2
08/1966 SP MGM K 13590 (US) Almost Persuaded No 2 / Pockets Of Pencils
01/1967 SP MGM K 13668 (US) There Goes My Everything No 2 / The Great Men Repeat Itself
07/1967 SP MGM K 13771 (US) Purple People Eater No 2 / Undertaker's Love Lament
01/1968 SP MGM K 13897 (US) Doo Hickey Song / Ain't It Funny How Wine Sips Away
03/1968 SP MGM K 13914 (US) By The Time I Get To Phoenix No 2 / Skip A Rope No 2
09/1968 SP MGM K 13997 (US) Folsom Prison Blues No 2 / Harper Valley PTA
12/1968 SP MGM K 14015 (US) Little Green Apples No 2 / It's Such A Pretty World Today
03/1969 SP MGM K 14044 (US) Little Brown Shack Out Back / You're A Real Good Friend
06/1969 SP MGM K 14065 (US) His Lincoln's Parked At Margie's Again / The Carroll County Accident No 2
08/1969 SP MGM K 14075 (US) Little Green Apples No 2 / It's Such A Pretty World Tonight
08/1969 SP MGM K 14076 (US) Ruby Bring Your Love To Town / Yet
02/1970 SP MGM K 14111 (US) Games People Play / Big Sweet John
04/1970 SP MGM K 14133 (US) Tennessee Bird Walk / What Is Youth
01/1971 SP MGM K 14209 (US) Fifteen Beers Ago / Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down
04/1971 SP MGM K 14247 (US) Help Me Fake It Through The Night / Rosie's Garden
11/1971 SP MGM K 14327 (US) Easy Lovin' No 2 / Sing A Drinking Song
09/1972 SP MGM K 14420 (US) The Unhappiest Squirrell In The Whole USA / Runnin' Bare
01/1973 SP MGM K 14471 (US) Glossy 8x10 / Moon Than
12/1973 SP MGM M 14639 (US) Behind Cloe's Door / Satin Sheets

Albums

01/1963 LP 12" MGM E 4117 (mono) / SE 4117 (stereo) (US) SPOOFING THE BIG ONES - Don't Go Near The Eskimos / Ballad Of A Mean Ole Queen / I Walk The Line No 2 / Hello Walls No 2 / Walking The Floor Over You No 2 / Don't Take Your Cash To Town / Little Bitty Steer / Real Me / Devil Woman No 2 / Don't Worry Bout Me No 2 / Shudders And Screams / Release Me No 2
09/1963 LP 12" MGM 4173 (mono) / SE 4173 (stereo) (US) BEN COLDER SINGS STILL N° 2 - Ring Of Smoke / Devil Woman No 2 / Don't Take Your Cash To Town / Little Bitty Steer / Still No 2 / Don't Worry Bout Me No 2 / Detroit City No 2 / I Walk The Line No 2 / Hello Walls No 2 / Don't Go Near The Eskimos / Ballad Of A Mean Ole Queen / Real Me
11/1966 LP 12" MGM E 4421 (mono) / SE 4421 (stereo) (US) BIG BEN STRIKES AGAIN - Almost Persuaded No 2 / Time After Time / I Love Your Pizza / Make The World Go Away No 2 / I Walk The Line No 3 / I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes / May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Snoot / Beautiful Beautiful Banjo / Pockets And Pencils / I Wish I'd Stayed In Bed / Undertaker's Love Lament
07/1967 LP 12" MGM E 4482 (mono) / SE 4482 (stereo) (US) WINE WOMEN AND SONG - Green Green Grass Of Home No 2 / Fight / Detroit City No 2 / Family Tree / Lovesick Booze / There Goes My Everything No 2 / Funny How Wine Sips Away / Purple People Eater No 2 / Busted No 2 / Silver The Wonder Horse / Great Men Repeat Themselves
03/1968 LP 12" MGM E 4530 (mono) / SE 4530 (stereo) (US) THE BEST OF BEN COLDER - By The Time I Get To Phoenix No 2 / Hello Wall No 2 / Do Hickey Song / Am I That Easy To Forget No 2 / Green Green Grass Of Home No 2 / Ain't It Funny How Wine Sips Away / Almost Persuaded No 2 / Detroit City No 2 / Great Men Repeat Themselves / Skip A Rope No 2 / I Walk The Line No 3
11/1968 LP 12" MGM E 4614 (mon) / SE 4614 (stereo) (US) HARPER VALLEY P.T.A. - Harper Valley PTA / Little Green Apples No 2 / It's Such A Pretty World Tonight / Flying Time / Love-In / Folsom Prison Blues No l 1/5 / Ode To The Little Brown Shack Out Back / Ben Colder's History Book / Ten Little Bottles / Country Music Hall Of Fame / You're A Real Good Friend
07/1969 LP 12" MGM SE 4629 (US) HAVE ONE ON BEN - Ruby Please Bring Your Love To Town / Carroll County Accident No 2 / Yet, Big Sweet John / Foolish Questions / His Lincoln's Parked / Games People Play No 2 / Life Gits Tee-Jus Don't It / D-I-V-O-R-C-E / Where Does The Light Go
1970 LP 12" MGM GAS 139 (US) BEN COLDER - Almost Persuaded No 2 / Hello Walls No 2 / I Love Your Pizza / Make The World Go Away / I Walk The Line No 2 / I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes No 2 / Beautiful Beautiful Banjo / Undertaker's Love Lament / Fifteen Beers Ago / What Is Youth / Carroll County Accident No 2
1970 LP 12" MGM SE 4674 (US) BIG BEN COLDER WILD AGAIN - What Is Youth / Is Anybody Going To San Antone No 2 / Welfare Cadillac / Carroll County Accident No 2 / Ruby Please Bring Your Love To Town / Tennessee Bird Talk / Once More With Feeling No 2 / If I Were A Carpenter No.2 / Little Bit Late / Games People Play No 2
01/1971 LP 12" MGM SE 4758 (US) LIVE AND LOADED AT THE SAM HOUSTON COLISEUM - Almost Persuaded No 2 / Detroit City No 2 / Ruby Please Bring Your Love To Town / Green Green Grass Of Home No 2 / Little Green Apples No 2 / Carroll County Accident No 2 / Games People Play No 2 / Folsom Prison Blues No 1 1/2 / What Is Youth / Sunday Mornin' Fallin' Down / Fifteen Beers Ago
1972 LP 12" MGM SE 4807 (US) WARNING UP TO COLDER - Easy Lovin' No 2 / Splits / How Can I Unlove You No 2 / Cold Cold Heart No 2 / Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Runnin' Bare / She's All I Got No 2 / Sing A Drinkin' Song / Help Me Fake It Through The Night / Rosie's Garden
01/1973 LP 12" MGM SE 4876 (US) THE WACKY WORLD OF BEN COLDER - Glossy 8x10 / Yvonne Calling / To Get To Know You No 2 / Was It Good / Peoples Needs A Peoples / Moontan / Bottomless Topless Beach / Unhappiest Squirrel In The Whole USA / Whatever Turns You On / I Really Had A Good Time At Your Party
1982 2 LP 12" GUSTO GY 110 (US) SHEB WOOLEY OR DO YOU SAY BEN COLDER :
DISC 1 : Purple People Eater That's My Pa / I Walk The Line No 2 / Detroit City No 2 / Runnin' Bare / Don't Go Near The Eskimos / Harper Valley PTA / Little Green Apples No 2 / Ten Little Bottles / Fifteen Beers Ago / Almost Persuaded No 2
DISC 2 : Hello Walls No 2 / Green Green Grass Of Home No 2 / Sunday Mornin' Fallin' Down / Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Folsom Prison Blues No 2 / Ode To The Little Brown Shack Out Back / D-I-V-O-R-C-E No 2 / Easy Lovin' No 2 / Help Me Fake It Through The Night / Ruby Please Bring Your Love To Town / Games People Play No 2
1982 LP 12" LAKESHORE LSM 621 (US) BEN COLDER & SHEB WOOLEY IN WILD AND WOOLEY - Rambler / Amazania / Big Ole Good Ole Girl / Sweet Chile / Bahama Mama / Rosie's Garden / Doo Hickey Song / Satin Sheets No 2 / Lucille / Best Of Your Love Is Getting The Best Of Me / Ain't It Funny How Wine Sips Away / Wild And Wooley / You're A Real Good Friend / Flying Time / Big Sweet John / It's Worth Doing It All / Affair Of The Heart / Thumbing On My G String / Jogger / California Gas Line Blues
11/1996 CD KING 1462 (US) SHAKEY BREAKY CAR - Shakey Breaky Car / Purple People Eater / Hello Walls No 2 / Fifteen Bears Ago / That's My Pa / Almost Persuaded No 2 / Running Bare / Folsom Prison Blues / Easy Loving / Detroit City No 2
12/1997 CD TEE VEE 6017 (US) SHEB WOOLEY & BEN COLDER - Purple People Eater / That's My Pa / I Walk The Line No. 2 / Detroit City, No. 2 / Runnin' Bare / Don't Go Near The Eskimos / Harper Valley P.T.A. (Later The Same Day) / Little Green Apples / 10 Little Bottles / 15 Beers Ago / Almost Persuaded / Hello Walls, No. 2 / Green, Green Grass Of Home, No. 2 / Sunday Morning Fallin' Down / Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Folsom Prison Blues / Little Brown Shack Out Back / D-I-V-O-R-C-E No. 2 / Help Me Fake It / Easy Lovin' / Ruby / Games People Play
05/2002 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16329 (DE) BEN COLDER & OTHERS - ESKIMOS, MEAN OLD QUEENS & LITTLE BITTY STEERS -Don't Go Near The Indians (Rex ALLEN) / Don't Go Near The Eskimos / Ballad Of A Teenage Queen (Johnny CASH) / Ballad Of A Mean Old Queen / A Little Bitty Tear (Burl IVES) / A Little Bitty Steer / Detroit City (Bobby BARE) / Detroit City #2 / Make The World Go Away (Eddy ARNOLD) / Make The World Go Away #2 / Almost Persuaded (David HOUSTON) / Almost Persuaded #2 / Running Bear (Johnny PRESTON) / Running Bare / Behind Closed Doors (Charlie RICH) / Behind Cloe's Door / Green Green Grass Of Home (Porter WAGONER) / Green Green Grass Of Home #2 / Harper Valley P.T.A. (Jeannie C. RILEY) / Harper Valley P.T.A. (Later That Same Day) / Big Bad John (Jimmy DEAN) / Big Sweet John / Walking The Floor Over You (Ernest TUBB) / Walking The Floor Over You #2 / Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny CASH) / Folsom Prison Blues #1 1/2 / I Dreamed I Was There In Hillbilly Heaven (Tex RITTER) / Country Music Hall Of Fame

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