Chanteuse Country US née Miriam Johnson, le 25 Mai 1943 à Phoenix (Arizona). Jessi Colter a été marié avec Duane Eddy et Waylon Jennings.

Perhaps best known in conjunction with her husband Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter was the only significant female singer/songwriter to emerge from the mid-'70s "outlaw" movement. Born Miriam Johnson on May 25, 1943, in Phoenix, AZ, Colter in fact affiliated herself with outlaw imagery long before the musical movement blossomed, adopting her stage name in honor of ancestor Jess Colter, a real-life train robber and counterfeiter who rode with Frank and Jesse James.
Raised in a strict Pentecostal home, Colter was just a teenager when she left Phoenix to tour as a Vocalsist with twang-guitar innovator Duane Eddy, whom she met through her sister Sharon, the wife of producer "Cowboy" Jack Clement. In 1962, she and Eddy married, and after several years of extensive touring (mostly throughout Europe), the couple settled in Los Angeles in 1966. Under the name Miriam Eddy, she wrote songs for Don Gibson, Dottie West, and Nancy Sinatra.
In 1968, she and
Eddy divorced, and Colter returned to Phoenix. There she met Waylon Jennings, who was so taken with her voice that he invited her to record a duo with him. After helping secure Colter a record deal with his label, RCA, Jennings co-produced the tracks that would make up her 1970 debut, A Country Star Is Born; by the time of the record's release, the couple had already married. Under the name Waylon and Jessi, they also issued two Top 40 singles, a 1970 cover of the Elvis Presley hit "Suspicious Minds" and 1971's "Under Your Spell Again." Colter's commercial breakthrough came in 1975 when her composition "I'm Not Lisa," a single from the LP I'm Jessi Colter, hit number one on Billboard's country charts while also making the Top Five on the pop charts; the album spawned another hit in "What's Happened to Blue Eyes." In 1976, she released two more highly successful albums, Jessi and Diamonds in the Rough.
Also in 1976, Colter teamed with Jennings,
Willie Nelson, and Tompall Glaser for the album Wanted! The Outlaws, which at the time of its release was the biggest-selling album in country history, and the first country album certified platinum in sales. In between spending much of the remainder of the decade on tour with her husband and Nelson, she also released the albums Miriam in 1977 and That's the Way the Cowboy Rocks and Rolls in 1978.
Colter and Jennings reteamed in 1981 for Leather and Lace, an album of duos featuring the hits "Storms Never Last" and the medley "Wild Side of Life/It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels." In the same year, she released the solo album Ridin' Shotgun, which produced her final chart hit in 1982's "Holdin' On." As the 1980s progressed, Colter's success tapered off; 1985's Rock and Roll Lullaby, produced by Chips Moman, was released only on a small label. By the early '90s, she began directing her energies toward performing children's music, and starred in the home video Jessi Colter Sings Songs from Around the World Just for Kids, which featured a guest appearance by Jennings, who recited some of his poetry. Capitol released the An Outlaw...a Lady: The Very Best of Jessi Colter anthology in 2003. It was followed by Out of the Ashes on the Shout! Factory label in 2006. Over the next two years, Colter and guitarist Lenny Kaye recorded improvisational melodies for Psalms. During the next decade, Kaye worked on finishing the album by adding additional instrumentation. The Psalms was released in March 2017.

Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Piano, Guitar, Actress

Style musical : Outlaw Country, Traditional Country

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Lonesome Road (1961) (Mirriam Johnson)

Guitar On My Mind (1967) (Duane & Miriam Eddy)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

02/1961 SP JAMIE 1181 (US) Mirriam JOHNSON - Lonesome Road / Young And Innocent
06/1961 SP JAMIE 1193 (US) . Mirriam JOHNSON - I Cried Long Enough / Making Believe
09/1967 SP REPRISE 0622 (US) . Duane & Miriam Eddy - Guitar On My Mind / Wicked Woman From Wickenburg
10/1969 SP RCA VICTOR 74-0280 (US) . I Ain't The One (with Waylon JENNINGS) / Take A Message To Laura
03/1970 SP RCA VICTOR 47-9826 (US) . Cry Softly / If She's Where You Like Livin'
10/1970 SP RCA VICTOR 47-9920 (US) . Waylon JENNINGS & Jessi COLTER - Suspicious Minds / I Ain't The One
02/1971 SP RCA VICTOR 47-9962 (US) . The Golden Rocket / You Mean To Say
05/1971 SP RCA VICTOR 47-9992 (US) . Under Your Spell Again (Waylon JENNINGS & Jessi COLTER) / + Waylon JENNINGS
09/1972 SP RCA VICTOR 74-0780 (US) . You Don't Need Me Do You / I Don't Wanna Be A One Night Stand
01/1975 SP CAPITOL 4009 (US) . I'm Not Lisa / For The First Time
1975 SP CAPITOL 1C 006-81 938 (GER) I'm Not Lisa / For The First Time
1975 SP CAPITOL 5C 006-81938 (NL) I'm Not Lisa / For The First Time
05/1975 SP CAPITOL 4087 (US) . What Happened To Blue Eyes / You Ain't Never Been Loved (Like I'm Gonna Love You)
06/1975 SP RCA VICTOR PB-10309 (US) . He Called Me Baby / Take A Message To Laura
12/1975 SP CAPITOL 4200 (US) . It's Morning (And I Still Love You) / Would You Walk With Me (To The Lilies)
04/1976 SP CAPITOL 4252 (US) . All My Life I've Been Your Lady / Without You
05/1976 SP RCA VICTOR PB 10653 (US) . Waylon & Jessi - Suspicious Minds / I Ain't The One
08/1976 SP CAPITOL 4325 (US) . You Hung The Moon (Didn't You Waylon) / I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name
1976 SP CAPITOL STARLINE 6232 (US) . I'm Not Lisa / You Ain't Never Been Loved (Like I'm Gonna Love You)
07/1977 SP CAPITOL 4472 (US) . I Belong To Him / There Ain't No Rain
04/1977 SP RCA VICTOR GB 10928 (US) . Good Hearted Woman (Waylon & WILLIE) / Suspicious Minds (Waylon & Jessi)
10/1978 SP CAPITOL 4641 (US) . Maybe You Should've Been Listening / My Cowboy's Last Ride
03/1979 SP CAPITOL 4696 (US) . Don't You Think I Feel It Too / Love Me Back To Sleep
1981 SP CAPITOL 5073 (US) . I Can Tell By How Hard You Squeeze / Somewhere Along The Way
02/1981 SP RCA VICTOR PB 12176 (US) . Waylon & Jessi - Storms Never Last / I Ain't The One
05/1981 SP RCA VICTOR PB 12245 (US) . Waylon & Jessi - Wild Side Of Life / I'll Be Alright
11/1981 SP POLYDOR PD 2193 (US) . Bittersweet Love / Wyoming Bound
11/1981 SP CAPITOL A-5073 (US) . Holdin' On / Somewhere Along The Way
02/1982 SP CAPITOL B-5113 (US) . Ain't Makin' No Headlines / Nobody Else But You
06/1982 SP CAPITOL B-5143 (US) . Ridin' Shotgun / Jennifer
1984 SP TRIAD TES-2001 (US) . I Want To Be With You / ?






Albums

04/1970 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LSP-4333 (US) A COUNTRY STAR IS BORN - Too Many Rivers / Cry Softly / I Ain't The One / It's Not Easy / He Called Me Baby / Why You Been Gone So Long / You Won't Feel At Home With Me / Healing Hands / That's The Chance I'll Have To / Don't Let Him Go / It's All Over Now
01/1975 LP 12" CAPITOL ST-11363 (US) I'M JESSI (I'M NOT LISA) - Is There Any Way (You'd Stay Forever) / I Hear A Song / Come On / You Ain't Never Been Loved (Like I'm Gonna Love You) / Love's The Only Chain / I'm Not Lisa / For The First Time / Who Walks Thru Your Memory (Billy Jo) / What's Happened To Blue Eyes / Storms Never Last
01/1976 LP 12" RCA VICTOR APL1 1321 (US) WANTED THE OUTLAWS - Waylon JENNINGS, Willie NELSON, Jessi COLTER & Tompall GLASER - My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (Waylon JENNINGS) / Honky Tonk Heroes (Waylon JENNINGS)) / I'm Looking For Blue Eyes (Jessi COLTER) / You Mean To Say (Jessi COLTER) / Suspicious Minds (WAYLON & JESSI) / A Good Hearted Woman (WAYLON & WILLIE) / Heaven And Hell (WAYLON & WILLIE) / Me And Paul (Willie NELSON) / Yesterday's Wine (Willie NELSON) / T For Texas (Tompall GLASER & BAND) / Put Another Log On The Fire (Male Chauvinist National Anthem) (Tompall GLASER & BAND)
01/1976 LP 12" CAPITOL ST-11477 (US) JESSI - Hand That Rocks The Cradle / One Woman Man / It's Morning / Rounder / Here I Am / Without You / Darlin' It's Yours / Would You Walk With Me / All My Life, I've Been Your Lady / I See Your Face
07/1976 LP 12" CAPITOL ST-11543 (US) DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH - Diamond In The Rough / Get Back / Would You Leave Now / Hey Jude / Oh Will (Who Made It Rain Last Night) / I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name / Ain't No Way / You Hung the Moon / A Woman's Heart / Oh Will (Reprise)
07/1977 LP 12" CAPITOL ST-11583 (US) MIRIAM - For Mama / Put Your Arms Around Me / I Belong To Him / God, If I Could Only Write Your Love Story / Consider Me / There Ain't No Rain / God, I Love You / Let It Go / Master, Master / New Wine
05/1978 LP 12" A & M SP-6004 (US) WHITE MANSION - A TALE FROM THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR 1861-1865 - Waylon JENNINGS, Jessi COLTER, John DILLON, Steve CASH - Story To Tell (Jessi COLTER) / Dixie Hold On (Waylon JENNINGS) / Join Around The Flag (John DILLON) / White Trash (Steve CASH) / The Last Dance And The Kentucky Racehors (John DILLON & Jessi COLTER) / Southern Boys (Steve CASH) / Union Mare And The Confederate Grey (Waylon JENNINGS & Jessi COLTER) / No One Would Believe A Summer Could Be So Cold (John DILLON) / The Southland's Bleeding (Waylon JENNINGS) / Bring Up The Twelve Pounders (John DILLON) / They Laid Waste To Our Land (John DILLON & Steve CASH with Waylon JENNINGS) / Praise The Lord (Rodena PRESTON'S VOICES OF DELIVERANCE) / King Has Called Me Home (Steve CASH) / Bad Man (John DILLON) / Dixie Now You're Done (Waylon JENNINGS)

10/1978

LP 12" CAPITOL ST-11863 (US) THAT'S THE WAY A COWBOY ROCKS AND ROLLS - Roll On / Black Haired Boy / I Was Kinda Crazy Then / That's The Way A Cowboy Rocks And Rolls / My Cowboy's Last Ride / Hold Back The Tears / Maybe You Should've Been Listening / Don't You Think I Feel It Too / Love Me Back To Sleep / My Goodness
1981 LP 12" CAPITOL ST-12185 (US) RIDIN' SHOTGUN - Ridin' Shotgun (Honkin') / Holdin' On / Nobody Else Like You / Somewhere Along the Way / Wings Of My Victory / Shine / Ain't Makin' No Headlines (Here Without You) / Jennifer (Fly My Little Baby) / Hard Times And Sno-Cone / A Fallen Star / Ridin' Shotgun (Tonkin')
02/1982 LP 12" RCA VICTOR AHL1 3931 (US) LEATHER AND LACE - Waylon JENNINGS & Jessi COLTER - You Never Can Tell / Rainy Seasons / I'll Be Alright / Wild Side Of Life / Pastels And Harmony / I Believe You Can / What's Happened To Blue Eyes / Storms Never Last / I Ain't The One / You're Not My Same Sweet Baby
05/1984 LP 12" TRIAD TELP-1001 (US) ROCK 'N' ROLL LULLABY - Rock And Roll Lullaby / Wild And Blue / Stormy Weather / I Want To Be With You / I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know / I'm Going By Daydream / Partners After All / Easy Street / I Can't Stop Loving You / Tiger
1994 CD COMPOSE 9945 (US) JESSI COLTER SINGS JUST FOR KIDS - SONGS FROM AROUND THE WORLD - Waylon JENNINGS & Jessi COLTER - I'd Like To Sing With Kids / La Cucaracha / Old King Cole / I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) / A Windmill In Old Amsterdam / La Song / Octopus's Garden / Mary Ann / Frère Jacques / Babushka Baio / Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's An Irish Lullaby) / Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star / This Land Is Your Land / Choo Choo Ba / London Bridge / Did You Ever See A Lassie / Jasmine Flower / Bubbles And Bubbles / Funiculì, Funiculà / He's Got The Whole World / Aloha Oe
04/1995 CD CAPITOL 32071 (US) COLLECTION - Is There Any Way (You'd Stay Forever) / That's The Way A Cowboy Rocks And Rolls / What's Happened To Blue Eyes / I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name / I'm Not Lisa / Without You / Maybe You Should've Been Listening / It's Morning (And I Still Love You) / Hold Back The Tears / Here I Am
1996 CD RCA ‎07863 66841-2 (US) WANTED THE OUTLAWS - 1976-1996 20th Anniversary - Waylon JENNINGS, Willie NELSON, Jessi COLTER & Tompall GLASER - THE ORIGINAL : My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (Waylon JENNINGS) / Honky Tonk Heroes (Waylon JENNINGS) / I'm Looking For Blue Eyes (Jessi COLTER) / You Mean To Say (Jessi COLTER) / Suspicious Minds (WAYLON & JESSI) / A Good Hearted Woman (WAYLON & WILLIE) / Heaven And Hell (WAYLON & WILLIE) / Me And Paul (Willie NELSON) / Yesterday's Wine (Willie NELSON) / T For Texas (Tompall GLASER & BAND) / Put Another Log On The Fire (Male Chauvinist National Anthem) (Tompall GLASER & BAND) / THE LOST : Slow Movin' Outlaws (WAYLON / (I'm A) Ramblin' Man (WAYLON) / If She's Where You Like Livin' (You Won't Feel At Home With Me) (Jessi COLTER) / It' Not Easy (Jessi COLTER) / Why You Been Gone So Long (Jessi COLTER) / Under Your Spell Again I Ain't The One (WAYLON & JESSI) / You Left A Long, Long Time Ago (Willie NELSON) / Healing Hands Of Time (Willie NELSON) / THE NEW : Nowhere Road (WAYLON & WILLIE)
03/2000 CD PETER PAN 4803 (US) AROUND THE WORLD - Waylon JENNINGS & Jessi COLTER - I'd Like To Sing With Kids / Cucaracha / Old King Col / I'd Like to Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) / Windmill In Old Amsterdam / Song / Octopus's Garden / Mary Ann / Frère Jacques / Babushka Baio / Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's An Irish Lullaby) / Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star / Land Is Your Land / Choo Choo Ba / London Bridge / Did You Ever See A Lassie / Jamine Flower / Bubbles And Bubbles / Funiculì, Funiculà / He's Got The Whole World In His Hands / Aloha Oe
09/2003 CD CAPITOL 84339 (US) THE VERY BEST OF JESSI COLTER - AN OUTLAW... A LADY - You Mean To Say / Suspicious Minds / Under Your Spell Again / I'm Not Lisa / What's Happened To Blue Eyes / You Ain't Never Been Loved (Like I'm Gonna Love You) / Storms Never Last / It's Morning (And I Still Love You) / Without You / Here I Am / I Belong To Him / New Wine / I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name / You Hung The Moon (Didn't You Waylon?) / Maybe You Should've Been Listening / That's The Way A Cowboy Rocks And Rolls / Hold Back The Tears / Wild Side Of Life - It Wasn't Go Who Made Honky Tonk Angels (Medley)
10/2003 CD BMG 82876-48219-2 (US) ALL AMERICAN COUNTRY - Waylon JENNINGS & Jessi COLTER - Suspicious Minds / Under Your Spell Again / I Ain't The One / Storms Never Last / Wild Side Of Life - It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels / You Never Can Tell (C'Est La Vie) / Sight For Sore Eyes / I'll Be Alright / What's Happened To Blue Eyes / You're Not My Same Sweet Baby
10/2003 CD BMG 82876-48234-2 (US) ALL AMERICAN COUNTRY - Waylon JENNINGS & Jessi COLTER - Suspicious Minds / Under Your Spell Again / I Ain't The One / Storms Never Last / Wild Side Of Life - It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels / You Never Can Tell (C'Est La Vie) / Sight For Sore Eyes / I'll Be Alright / What's Happened To Blue Eyes / You're Not My Same Sweet Baby
02/2006 CD SHOUT! FACTORY 97640 (US) OUT OF THE ASHES - His Eyes Is On The Sparrow / You Can Pick 'em / Starman / The Phoenix Rises / Out Of The Rain (with Waylon JENNINGS & Tony Joe WHITE) / Velvet And Steel / Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 / You Took Me By Surprise / So Many Things / The Canyon / Never Got Over You / Please Carry Me Home
08/2011 CD RAVEN RVCD 341(AUS) I'M JESSI COLTER / DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH - Is There Any Way (You'd Stay Forever) / I Hear A Song / Come On In / You Ain't Never Been Loved (Like I'm Gonna Love You) / Love's The Only Chain / I'm Not Lisa / For The First Time / Who Walks Thru Your Memory (Billy Jo) / What's Happened To Blue Eyes / Storms Never Last / Diamond In The Rough / Get Back / Would You Leave Now / Hey Jude / Oh Will (Who Made It Rain Last Night) / I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name / Ain't No Way / You Hung The Moon (Didn't You Waylon?) / A Woman's Heart (Is A Handy Place To Be) / Oh Will (Reprise) / Black Haired Boy / That's The Way A Cowboy Rocks And Rolls / Cowboy's Last Ride
09/2011 2 CD BEAT GOES ON 1008 (UK) I'M JESSI COLTER / JESSI / DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH :
CD 1 : Is There Any Way (You'd Stay Forever) / I Hear A Song / Come On In / You Ain't Never Been Loved (Like I'm Gonna Love You) / Love's The Only Chain / I'm Not Lisa / For The First Time / Who Walks Thru Your Memory (Billy Jo) / What's Happened To Blue Eyes / Storms Never Last / The Hand That Rocks The Cradle / One Woman Man / It's Morning (And I Still Love You) / Rounder / Here I Am / Without You / Darlin' It's Yours / Would You Walk With Me (To The Lilies) / All My Life, I've Been Your Lady / I See Your Face (In The Morning's Window)
CD 2 : Diamond In The Rough / Get Back / Would You Leave Now / Hey Jude / Oh Will (Who Made It Rain Last Night) / I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name / Ain't No Way / You Hung The Moon (Didn't You Waylon?) / A Woman's Heart (Is A Handy Place To Be) / Oh Will (reprise)
04/2013 2 CD BEAT GOES ON BGOCD 1071 (UK) Mirriam / That's the Way a Cowboy Rocks and Rolls / Ridin' Shotgun :
CD 1 : For Mama / Put Your Arms Around Me / I Belong To Him / God, If I Could Only Write Your Love Song / Consider Me / There Ain't No Rain / God, I Love You / Let It Go / Master, Master / New Wine / Roll On / Black Haired Boy / I Was Kinda Crazy Then / That's The Way A Cowboy Rocks And Rolls / My Cowboy's Last Ride / Hold Back The Tears / Maybe You Should've Been Listening / Don't You Think I Feel It Too / Love Me Back To Sleep / My Goodness
CD 2 : Ridin' Shotgun (Honkin') / Holdin' On / Nobody Else Like You / Somewhere Along The Way / Wings Of My Victory / Shine / Ain't Makin' No Headlines (Here Without You) / Jennifer (Fly My Little Baby) / Hard Times And Sno-Cone / A Fallen Star / Ridin' Shotgun (Tonkin')
03/2014 CD Black Country Rock BCR012 (US) Live from Cain's Ballroom - Intro / Mystery Train / Can’t Nobody Do Me Like Jesus / Interlude 1 / Without You / Interlude 2 / What’s Happened To Blue Eyes / You Can Pick ‘em Baby / Interlude 3 / You Were My Mountain / I’m Not Lisa / Interlude 4 / Out Of The Rain / Please Carry Me Home / Interlude 5 / Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 / Interlude 6 / Storms Never Last
03/2017 CD Sony 540491 (US) The Psalms - Psalm 150 Praise Ye The Lord / Psalm 75 Unto Thee / Psalm 114 And The Mountains Skip Like Rams / Psalm 99 He Is Holy / Psalm 24 Who Is The King Of Glory / Psalm 136 Mercy And Loving Kindness / Psalm 151 King David's Last Psalm / Psalm 21 Be Thou Exalted / Psalm 45 My Song To A King / Psalm 73 Like A Beast / Psalm 23 The Lord Is My Shepherd / Psalm 72 Arise O King Of Old

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