Chanteur Rockabilly US né Wesley Erwin Curtis Jr., le 16 Janvier 1939 à Olney (Texas). Mac Curtis a débuté en 1954, et l'année suivante, il accompagne Bob Luman pour son premier single et enregistre un premier disque en solo. En 1956, Mac signe chez King Records de Cincinnati (Ohio) où il sort 16 titres. Après cette riche période King, il enregistre sur Felsted (60), Dot (62) et Shah Records et une foule de petits labels. On le retrouve en 1973 chez Rollin' Rock Records, toujours virulent, bien qu'il ne retrouve pas le son King. Mac Curtis est décédé  le 16 Septembre 2013.

Rockabilly legend Mac Curtis was born in Fort Worth, TX, on January 16, 1939. He grew up with his grandparents and started playing the guitar in 1951 at the age of 12. A neighboring farmer taught him how to use it, and soon he was entering local talent contests. After winning 15 dollars in a contest, he realized that he not only got the price of the guitar back but also made five extra dollars. He then knew he could make a living off his talents, and after moving to Weatherford, TX, in 1954, he decided to play music with his schoolmates Jim Galbraith and Ken Galbraith. They were enamored with artists like Big Joe Turner, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard, wanting to create a similar sound in their group. The band began playing for their peers, even causing a minor controversy when they were pulled from a stage for lewd and suggestive gyrations. The student council intervened and the band began to play around for money. In 1955, they signed a contract with King Records, and in 1956 recorded their first single, "If I Had Me a Woman." Successive singles caught the attention of New York DJ Alan Freed, who booked Mac and his band on his 1956 Christmas show, giving them an exposure they had never experienced before. Curtis moved back to Weatherford by 1957 to finish high school. He became a radio DJ in his spare time, until he joined the military at the end of the year. He became a DJ in Seoul, Korea, and started a country band that would play for the troops. Curtis returned from duty in 1960 to see a very different music scene waiting for him. He decided to become a full-time DJ, working around the south and occasionally releasing albums. By 1971, he was learning about the popularity of rockabilly in Europe at the time. He started recording songs with Ray Campi, who shared his passion for country and rockabilly. The new Rollin Rock label started in Europe, sparking a rockabilly revival that included albums by both Campi and Curtis. This success allowed the artists to form a new, successful career overseas where their brand of music was more appreciated. Curtis continued to work this scene through the '80s and '90s, enlisted record companies to re-release his older singles, and managed to become a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Mac Curtis died September 16, 2013

Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll 

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IF I HAD ME A WOMAN (1956)

GRANDADDY'S ROCKIN' (1956)

DON'T YOU LOVE ME (1956)

PISTOL PACKIN' MAMA (1978)

GOOSEBUMPS (19??) (unissued)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

05/1956 SP KING 45-4927 (US) . If I Had Me A Woman / Just So You Call Me
08/1956 SP KING 45-4949 (US) . Grandaddy's Rockin' / Half Hearted Love
10/1956 SP KING 45-4965 (US) . You Ain't Treatin' Me Right / The Low Road
11/1956 SP KING 45-4995 (US) . That Ain't Nothin' But Right / Don't You Love Me
03/1957 SP PARLOPHONE R 4279 (UK) .

The Low Road / You Ain't Treatin' Me Right

04/1957 SP KING 45-5059 (US) . Say So / I'll Be Gentle
02/1958 SP KING 45-5107 (US) . What You Want / You Are My Very Special Baby
04/1958 SP KING 45-5121 (US) . Little Miss Linda / Missy Ann
09/1959 SP FELSTED 45-8592 (US) . Come Back Baby / No, Never Alone
01/1962 SP DOT 45-16315 (US) . You're The One / Dance Her By Me
1962 SP SHAH S-982 (US) . Singing The Blues / Ballad Of Black Mountain
04/1962 SP BROWNFIELD BF 27 (US) . Doodle Doodle Do / Don't Take My Freedom
1963 SP LIMELIGHT 3010 (US) . Lie And Get By / 12th Of June
1963 SP MARIDENE M-111 (US) . Down The Pike (instr.) / 100 Pounds Of Honey
1964 SP SHALIMAR 103 (US) . 100 Pounds Of Honey / Come Back Baby
1965 SP LECAM 965 (US) . Lie And Get By / I Just Ain't Got
04/1967 SP TOWER 319 (US) . Steppin' Out On You / The Ties That Bind
1968 SP EPIC 5-10257 (US) . Too Good To Be True / Too Close To Home
1969 SP EPIC 5-10324 (US) . Love's Been Good To Me / The Quiet Kind
1969 SP EPIC 5-10385 (US) . Sunshine Man / It's My Way
1969 SP EPIC 5-10438 (US) . The Friendly City / Almost Persuaded
1969 SP EPIC 5-10468 (US) . Little Old Wine Drinker / Happiness Lives In This House
1969 SP EPIC 5-10530 (US) . Us / Don't Make Love
01/1970 SP EPIC 5-10574 (US) . Honey Don't / Today's Teardrops
1970 SP GRT 26 (US) . Early In The Morning / When The Hurt Moves In
1971 SP GRT 41 (US) . Gulf Stream Line / I'd Run A Mile
1972 SP ROLLIN' ROCK 45-007 (US) . Ducktail / Sidetrack Mama
1974 SP ROLLIN' ROCK 45-016 (US) . You Oughta See Granma Rock / Grandaddy's Rockin'
1974 SP ROLLIN' ROCK 45-018 (US) . How Come It / Slip Slip Slippin' In
1975 SP ROLLIN' ROCK 45-026 (US) . Johnny Carroll Rock / Rockin' Mother
1975 SP EMEEE 002 (US) . Pistol Packin' Mama / She Knows All The Good Ways To Be Bad
1975 SP RANWOOD R 1017 (US)
Pistol Packin' Mama (long version) / Pistol Packin' Mama (short version)
1975 SP RANWOOD R 1033 (US) . She Knows All The Good Ways To Be Bad / Keep Doin' What You're Doin' Now
1975 SP RANWOOD R 1041 (US) . Nine Times Out Of Ten / More Like I Do Now
1975 SP INTERFUSION K-6258 (AUS) .

9 Times Out Of 10 / More Like I Do Now

1976 SP RANWOOD R 1050 (US) . West Texas Women / We Made It All The Way
1978 SP ROLLIN' ROCK 45-043 (US) . Keep Doin' What You're Doin' Now / Pistol Packin' Mama
1980 SP HOT ROCK HR-001 (UK) Hot Rock Boogie / Half Hearted Love / The Hucklebuck
01/1981 SP REBEL MAC 005 (FIN) . Making It Right / Been Gone A Long Time
03/1981 SP REBEL MAC 006 (FIN) . For Your Love / Turn Away From Me
1981 SP HOT ROCK HR 010 (UK) . I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday / Goosebumps
1982 ? EP JUKEBOX EP 502 (?) Grandaddy's Rockin' / Slip Slip Slippin' In / What 'll I Do / If I Had Me A Woman / You Oughta See Grandma Rock / Johnny Carroll Rock









Acetate

19?? Acetate - (Collector CD 4446 (#13) / El Toro CD 1010 (#10) / White Label LP 8896 (#4)) What'll I Do

Unissued Tracks

19?? Unissued - (Charly CD 264 (#11)) Blue Jean Heart
19?? Unissued - (Sonet LP 807 (#10)) Evil Doll
19?? Unissued - (Ace CD 1053 (#10) / Charly CD 264 (#12) / Charly CD 264 (#18) / El Toro CD 1024 (#2) / Kay LP 5046 (#2) / King LP 5016X (#7) / Polydor LP 2310 293 (#10) / Rare Bid LP 8041 (#7) / Richmond Mfg. CD 1041 (#7)) Goosebumps
19?? Unissued - (Ace CD 1053 (#21)) Half Hearted Love [alt. vers. 5]
19?? Unissued - (Charly CD 264 (#17)) Half Hearted Love [alt. vers.]
19?? Unissued - (Sonet LP 807 (#9)) No
19?? Unissued - (Charly CD 264 (#19)) Say So [alt. vers.]
19?? Unissued - (Sonet LP 807 (#2)) Somebody Help Me
19?? Unissued - (Sonet LP 807 (#12)) The Squirm

Albums

1969 LP 12" EPIC BN 26419 (US) THE SUNSHINE MAN - Little Ole Wine Drinker / The Friendly City / Break My Mind / Love's Been Good To Me / Too Good To Be True / Too Close To Home / The Quiet Kind / Sunshine Man / I've Got The Tiger By The Tail / Almost Persuaded / It's My Way
1971 LP 12" GRT 20002 (US) EARLY IN THE MORNING - Early In The Morning / Big Boss Man / Ain't That A Shame / Blues Man / Baby What You Want Me To Do / Maybelline / Gulf Stream Line / Stagger Lee / I'd Run A Mile / I Got A Woman / Where The Hurt Moves In / Him Or Me
1973 LP 12" ROLLIN' ROCK LP-002 (US) RUFFABILLY - Big D Women / Baby Let's Play House / Heartbreakin' Mama / Fannie Mae / Sidetrack Mama / Holdin' On / Good Rockin' Tonight / Amarillo Killer / Hot Rock / Crazy Crazy Lovin' / Wild Wild Women / You Hurt Me / Sexy Ways
1974 LP 12" POLYDOR 2310.293 (UK) ROCKABILLY KINGS - CHARLIE FEATHERS / MAC CURTIS - One Hand Loose (Charlie FEATHERS) / Nobody's Woman (Charlie FEATHERS) / Can't Hardly Stand It (Charlie FEATHERS) / Too Much Alike (Charlie FEATHERS) / When You Come Around (Charlie FEATHERS) / When You Decide (Charlie FEATHERS) / Everybody's Lovin' My Baby (Charlie FEATHERS) / Bottle To The Baby (Charlie FEATHERS) /  Grandaddy's Rockin' (Mac CURTIS) / Goose Bumps (Mac CURTIS) / Just So You Call Me (Mac CURTIS) / That Ain't Nothin' But Right (Mac CURTIS) / What You Want (Mac CURTIS) / Half-Hearted Love (Mac CURTIS) / You Ain't Treatin' Me Right (Mac CURTIS) / If I Had Me A Woman (Mac CURTIS)
1975 LP 12" ROLLIN' ROCK LP-007 (US) GOOD ROCKIN' TOMORROW - Good Rockin' Tomorrow / Wake Up Rock 'n' Roll Rock-A-Baby / Hard Hearted Girl / Party Line / Turn To Me / For Your Love / Rockabilly Uprising / Been Gone A Long Time / Juice Box / Gone Out Of My Mind / Wildcat Tamer / Let's Go
1977 LP 12" SUNSHINE 77 SS-001 (US) GOLDEN GOSPEL FAVOURITES - I'm Gonna Walk Them Golden Stairs / He'll Understand And Say Well Done / Swing Down Chariot / Just A Little Talk With Jesus / This Old Building / His Hand Mine / When God Dips His Pen / Milky White Way / Where Could I Go / It's Different Now / 
1978 LP 12" ROLLIN' ROCK LP-016 (US) ROCK ME ! - Sidething / That's How Much I Love You / Turn Away From Me / Making It Right / Real Good Itch / She Knows All the Good Ways To Be Bad / Suntan Girl / You Can't Take The Boogie Woogie Out Of Me / I 'd Run A Mile To You / Good Love Sweet Love / Don't You Love Me / Rock Me
1979 LP 12" RADARSCOPE RAD 22 (UK) ROCKIN' MOTHER - Ducktail / Grandaddy's Rockin' / You Oughta See Granma Rock / How Long Will It Take / If I Had Me A Woman / Good Rockin' Tomorrow / Rockin' Mother / How Come It / Slip Slip Slippin' In / Johnny Carroll Rock / Turn Away From Me / That Ain't Nothin' But Right / Crazy Crazy Lovin' / Hungry Hill
01/1981 LP 12" REBEL ROLLS 004 (FIN) TEXAS ROCKABILLY LEGEND - Rock Me / If I Had Me A Woman / Slip Slip Slippin' In / Turn To Me / I'd Run A Mile To You / Hungry Hill / Johnny Carroll Rock / Pistol Packin' Mama / Ducktail / Making It Right / Sidething / Good Rockin' Tomorrow / Been Gone A Long Time / She Knows All The Good Ways To Be Bad
04/1981 LP 12" REBEL ROLLS 005 (FIN) TOP CAT ON ROCKABILLY TRACK - Rockin' Mother / Rockabilly Uprising / Suntan Girl / Wildcat Tamer / That Ain't Nothin' But Right / Grandaddy's Rockin' / Amarillo Killer / How Come It / Hard Hearted Girl / Keep Doin' What You're Doin' Now / How Long Will It Take / For Your Love / You Oughta See Granma Rock / Turn Away From Me
1981 LP 12" HOT ROCK HR-701 (FIN) TRUCKABILLY - I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday / Goosebumps / Good Rockin' Teddy / Wishin 'n' Prayin' / The Hucklebuck / I'm Gonna Love You Back To Loving Me Again / Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu / Train Of Sin / Just A Little Too Much / Hooked On Music / Turn To Me / Little Miss Linda / Don't Forbid Me / Hollywood City
1987 LP 12" KAY 5046-2 (UK) GRANDADDDY'S ROCKIN' - Grandaddy's Rockin' / Goose Bumps / If I Had Me A Woman / That Ain't Nothin' But Right / You Ain't Treatin' Me Right / Just So You Call Me / Half-Hearted Love / Say So / Little Miss Linda / Missy Ann / Don't You Love Me / What You Want / You Are My Very Special Baby / The Low Road
1987 LP 12" KAY 5046-2 (NL) GRANDADDDY'S ROCKIN' - Grandaddy's Rockin' / Goose Bumps / If I Had Me A Woman / That Ain't Nothin' But Right / You Ain't Treatin' Me Right / Just So You Call Me / Half-Hearted Love / Say So / Little Miss Linda / Missy Ann / Don't You Love Me / What You Want / You Are My Very Special Baby / The Low Road
1991 CD CHARLY CDCH-264 (UK) BLUE JEAN HEART - Grandaddy's Rockin' / Just So You Call Me / Half Hearted Love / If I Had Me A Woman / The Low Road / That Ain't Nothin' But Right / Don't You Love Me / You Ain't Treain' Me Right / I'll Be Gentle / Say So / Blue Jean Heart / Goosebumps / You Are My Very Special Baby / What You Want / Little Miss Linda / Missy Ann / Half Hearted Love / Goosebumps / Say So
1995 CD ROLLIN' ROCK RRCD 004 (US) THE ROLLIN' ROCK & REBEL SINGLES COLLECTION - Ducktail  / Sidetrack Mama / You Oughta See Granma Rock / Grandaddy's Rockin' / How Come It / Slip, Slip, Slippin' In / Johnny Carroll Rock / Rockin' Mother / Keep Doin' What You're Doin' Now' / Pistol Packin' Mama / Been Gone A Long Time / Making It Right / For Your Love / Turn Away From Me / If I Had Me A Woman / That Ain't Nothin' But Right / Rollin' Rock Rock / How Long Will It Take / Tell Me, What'll I Do
07/1997 CD HMG 6601 (US) ROCKABILLY UPRISING - THE BEST OF MAC CURTIS - If I Had Me A Woman / Good Rockin' Tomorrow / Party Line / Duck Tail / I'd Run A Mile To You / Wild, Wild Women / That's How Much I Love You / You Can't Take The Boogie Woogie Out Of Me / Grandaddy's Rockin' / Turn Away From Me / Sidething / How Come It? / Wake Up Rock 'n' Roll / Hard Hearted Girl / More Love Where That Came From / Real Good Itch / Turn To Me / For Your Love / Suntan Girl
04/1998 CD JAPAN ROCKIN JRCD31 (JAP) ROCKABILLY READY - ( Mac CURTIS with The RIMSHOT) - Rockabilly Ready / The Love Doctor / Show Me The Money / Tell Me What'll I Do / Old Rock 'n' Rollers Like Me / Miss Linda's Still Fine / One Foot Loose / Blues Man / Let's Go Downtown / Keep / Hey Hey Little Lady / Mesmerized / Are You Ready To Rumble / Side Wind / Little Mama Have Mercy / Frantic
03/2000 CD PRIVATE COLLECTION 001 (US) THE KING MASTERS
03/2000 CD PRIVATE COLLECTION 002 (US) ROCKIN 'ROUND THE WORLD - I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday / Goosebumps / Good Rockin' Teddy / Wishin 'n' Prayin' / The Hucklebuck / I'm Gonna Love You Back To Loving Me Again / Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu / Train Of Sin / Just A Little Too Much / Hooked On Music / Turn To Me / Little Miss Linda / Don't Forbid Me / Hollywood City
07/2004 CD ACE CDCHD-1053 (UK) ROCKABILLY KINGS - CHARLIE FEATHERS / MAC CURTIS - One Hand Loose (Charlie FEATHERS) / Nobody's Woman (Charlie FEATHERS) / I Can't Hardly Stand It (Charlie FEATHERS) / Too Much Alike (Charlie FEATHERS) / When You Come Around (Charlie FEATHERS) / When You Decide (Charlie FEATHERS) / Everybody's Lovin' My Baby (Charlie FEATHERS) / Bottle To The Baby (Charlie FEATHERS) / Grandaddy's Rockin' (Mac CURTIS) / Goosebumps (Mac CURTIS) / Just So You Call Me (Mac CURTIS) / That Ain't Nothin' But Right (Mac CURTIS) / What You Want (Mac CURTIS) / Half Hearted Love (Mac CURTIS) / You Ain't Treatin' Me Right (Mac CURTIS) / If I Had Me A Woman (Mac CURTIS) / The Low Road (Mac CURTIS) / Don't You Love Me (Mac CURTIS) / Say So (Mac CURTIS) / Little Miss Linda (Mac CURTIS) / Half Hearted Love (take 5) (Mac CURTIS) / Bottle To The Baby (Charlie FEATHERS) / I Can't Hardly Stand It (Charlie FEATHERS) / One Hand Loose (Charlie FEATHERS) / Everybody's Lovin' My Baby (Charlie FEATHERS) / Too Much Alike (Charlie FEATHERS)
2010 CD TSK ? (?) DEBUT RECORDINGS - Grandaddy's Rockin' / Goose Bumps / If I Had Me A Woman / That Ain't Nothin' But Right / You Ain't Treatin' Me Right / Just So You Call Me / Half-Hearted Love / Say So / Little Miss Linda / Missy Ann / Don't You Love Me / What You Want / You Are My Very Special Baby / The Low Road / Grandaddy's Rockin' / Goose Bumps / If I Had Me A Woman / That Ain't Nothin' But Right / You Ain't Treatin' Me Right / Just So You Call Me / Half-Hearted Love / Say So / Little Miss Linda / Missy Ann / Don't You Love Me / What You Want / You Are My Very Special Baby / The Low Road
04/2011 CD BLUELIGHT 3147-2 (FIN)

SONGS I WISH I WROTE - Singer Of Sad Songs / This Time Tomorrow / 100 Pounds Of Honey / Sunshine Man / Turn Away From Me / One More Night / Stay Love / Beautiful Annabel Lee / So What Let It Rain / Drowning All My Sorrows / If You Want To Be My Woman / Restless / You’ve Turned Down The Lights

11/2012 CD PART 692.001 (GER) THE ROLLIN' ROCK RECORDINGS - VOL. 1 - Big D Women / Baby Let's Play House / Heartbreakin' Mama / Fannie Mae / Sidetrack Mama / Holdin' On / Good Rockin' Tonight / Amarillo Killer / Hot Rocks / Crazy Crazy Lovin' / Wild Wild Women / You Hurt Me / Sexy Ways / Good Rockin' Tomorrow / Wake Up Rock 'n' Roll Rock-A-Baby / Hard Hearted Girl / Party Line / Turn To Me / For Your Love / Rockabilly Uprising / Been Gone A Long Time / Juice Box / Gone Out Of My Mind / Wildcat Tamer / Let's Go
06/2018 CD BLUELIGHT 33192 2 (EUR) The Mac Curtis Singles Collection 1956-1965 - If I Had Me A Woman / Just So You Call Me / Grandaddy's Rockin' / Half Hearted Love / The Low Road / You Ain't Treatin' Me Right / That Ain't Nothin' But Right / Don’t You Love Me / I'll Be Gentle (45rpm single version) / I'll Be Gentle (78rpm single version) / Say So / You Are My Very Special Baby / What You Want / Little Miss Linda / Missy Ann / Come Back Baby / No, Never Alone / Somebody Help Me / No / Dance Her By Me (One More Time) / You're The One / Doodle Doodle Do (And Forget About You) / Don't Take My Freedom / 100 Pounds Of Honey / Come On Back / 12th Of June / Lie And Get By (1963 version) / Singing The Blues / Ballad Of Black Mountain / Lie And Get By (1965 version) / I Just Ain't Got / That's All Right Mama (1955 demo) / Good Rockin' Tonight (1955 demo)

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