Chanteur Country US né le 6 Avril 1909 à Whopock (Illinois). La carrière de Denver Darling s'étend sur une vingtaine d'année durant lesquelles il joue sur les radios, notamment à New York, où il est omniprésent : parfois 3 spectacles radiophoniques par jour plus une apparition dans un cabaret le soir! A partir de 1941, il enregistre pour Decca Records une succession de titres antiAxe, participant, comme beaucoup d'artistes Country, à l'effort de Guerre. Il est décédé le 27 Avril 1981 à Jewett (Illinois).

Denver Darling was born in Cumberland County, Illinois in 1909. He spent his early life on a farm. The farm was a bit isolated from the surrounding towns, so in winter, when he was especially cut off from social contacts, he learned to entertain himself a bit by learning to strum a guitar and singing along.
As he grew older, he would perform at various local community functions and entertain the folks with the songs and ballads of years gone by.
He gained his first bit of broadcast experience while he was attending the Citizens Military Training camp at the Jefferson barracks in St. Louis, Missouri. While there, he did some work with a group of men in training. His commanding officer mentioned to the KMOX studio director that Denver sang old time songs. So, he began to be featured on these weekly broadcasts.
After his training was over, Denver went back to his home in southern Illinois. But the radio bug had gotten into his system and he got work on several stations in the midwest.
In a song folio we found that is undated but seems to be from around 1930 or early 1930s, radio station WSBT in South Bend, Indiana lured Denver to start working at their station. The management there mentioned they needed the music of his type for their audiences and induced him to come there. Needless to say, their audiences were appreciative of his renditions of the early American tunes. While he was at WSBT, which was owned by the newspaper, the South Bend Tribune, he appeared with just himself and his guitar. But there was mention made of the 'Studio Orchestra' then. There was Ray J. Winter, Donald Smith, Bernard Lenoue, Art Richards and Beldon Leonard, who appeared to play the fiddle. The others, no mention was made as to what instruments they played.

Talents : Vocal, Guitar

Style musical : Cowboy

HITLER'S REPLY TO MUSSOLINI (1942)

MODERN CANNON BALL (1942)

COOL WATER (1946)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Single

11/1941 78 t. DECCA 6005 (US) I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes / Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die
01/1942 78 t. DECCA 6008 (US) Cowards Over Pearl Harbor / I'll Pray For You
02/1942 78 t. DECCA 6027 (US) We're Gonna Have To Slap / Get Your Gun & Come Along
02/1942 78 t. DECCA 6028 (US) Mussolini's Letter To Hitler / Hitler's Reply To Mussolini
03/1942 78 t. DECCA 6033 (US) Live And Let Live / Branded Wherever I Go
03/1942 78 t. DECCA 6036 (US) How Low Do Blues Want To Go / You Brought Sorrow To My Heart
04/1942 78 t. DECCA 6043 (US) 1942 Turkey In The Straw / Devil & Mr Hitler
05/1942 78 t. DECCA 6050 (US) Cherokee Maiden / There Was A Time
06/1942 78 t. DECCA 6058 (US) Silver Dollar / It's Your Worry Now
07/1942 78 t. DECCA 6061 (US) Little Brown Jug Goes Modern / I'm A Prisoner Of War
07/1942 78 t. DECCA 6063 (US) In The Care Of Uncle Sam / Modern Cannon Ball
08/1943 78 t. DELUXE 5000 (US) Tex GRANDE & HIS RANGE RIDERS - Pistol Packin' Mama / Old Glory Be A Wavin’
08/1943 78 t. DELUXE 5001 (US) Tex GRANDE & HIS RANGE RIDERS - No Letter Today / Go Long Mule
12/1943 78 t. DECCA 6094 (US) Rosalita / When Mussolini Laid The Pistol Down
02/1944 78 t. DELUXE 5000 (US) Tex GRANDE & HIS RANGE RIDERS - Pistol Packin' Mama / Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey
02/1944 78 t. DELUXE 5001 (US) Tex GRANDE & HIS RANGE RIDERS - No Letter Today / Don’t Wait Too Long To Forgive
02/1944 78 t. DELUXE 5002 (US) Tex GRANDE & HIS RANGE RIDERS - Say A Prayer For The Boys Over There / Mairzy Doats
03/1944 78 t. DECCA 6097 (US) She Never Said A Word / The Honey Song
03/1944 78 t. DELUXE 5003 (US) Tex GRANDE & HIS RANGE RIDERS - I’m Sending X’s To A Girl From Texas / The Honey Song
1944 78 t. DELUXE 5004 (US) Tex GRANDE & HIS RANGE RIDERS - Sweetheart, I Still Remember / Have I Stayed Away Too Long
04/1944 78 t. DELUXE 5005 (US) Tex GRANDE & HIS RANGE RIDERS - Don’t Sweetheart Me / Too Late To Worry Too Blue To Cry
04/1944 78 t. DELUXE 5006 (US) Tex GRANDE & HIS RANGE RIDERS - No Letter Today / Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey (vocal Rosalie ALLEN)
1944 78 t. DELUXE 5007 (US) Tex GRANDE & HIS RANGE RIDERS - Don’t Hang Around Me Anymore / Lonesome For Someone
09/1944 78 t. DELUXE 5008 (US) Tex GRANDE & HIS RANGE RIDERS - Try Me Just One More Time / Better Late Than Never (vocal Rosalie ALLEN)
02/1945 78 t. DELUXE 5009 (US) Tex GRANDE & HIS RANGE RIDERS - Just A Little Song Each Morning And A Prayer Each Night (vocal Trio, Tex GRANDE, Rosalie ALLEN & Ned RADLAND) / Tears For Souvenirs (vocal Trio, Tex GRANDE, Edwin SMITH & Ezra FORD)
08/1945 78 t. DECCA 6111 (US) Conversion / Send This Purple Heart To My Mother
09/1945 78 t. DELUXE 5010 (US) Don’t Wait Too Long To Forgive (vocal Trio - Tex GRANDE, Rosalie ALLEN & Ned RADLAND) / I Need Someone (To Tell My Troubles To) (vocal Duo - Uncredited)
02/1946 78 t. DECCA 9001 (US) Silver Dew On The Bluegrass Tonight / I Wish I Had Never Met Sunshine
04/1946 78 t. DECCA 9006 (US) Easter Sunday On The Prairie / When I Gets To Where I'm Goin'
04/1946 78 t. DELUXE 5011 (US) Wave To Me My Lady (Denver DARLING with Vocal Trio) / Silver Stars (Purple Sage, Eyes Of Blue)
04/1946 78 t. DELUXE 5012 (US) Denver DARLING with Vocal Trio - You Are My Sunshine / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
04/1946 78 t. DELUXE 5013 (US) Denver DARLING with Vocal Trio - Twilight On The Trail / Tumbling Tumbleweeds
04/1946 78 t. DELUXE 5014 (US) Denver DARLING with Vocal Trio - Cool Water / My Little Buckaroo
07/1946 78 t. DELUXE 5015 (US) Denver DARLING with Vocal Trio - I'm Gonna Sue Sioux City Sue / I Was Dreaming Someone Else's Dream
07/1946 78 t. DELUXE 5016 (US) Denver DARLING with Vocal Trio - I’ve Just Gotta Be A Cowboy / Think Of Home
11/1946 78 t. DELUXE 5019 (US) Denver DARLING "THE RAGE OF THE SAGE" with Vocal Trio - A Dollar Ain’t A Dollar Anymore / Ding Dong Polka
11/1946 78 t. DELUXE 5020 (US) Denver DARLING "THE RAGE OF THE SAGE" with Vocal Trio - I'm Gonna Leave This Old Town / I’ll Say Your Name In Prayer
05/1947 78 t. DELUXE 5034 (US) Denver DARLING & His SMOKEY MOUNTAIN HILLBILLIES - Roly Poly / Tennessee Central (Number Nine)
05/1947 78 t. DELUXE 5036 (US) Denver DARLING & His SMOKEY MOUNTAIN HILLBILLIES - Old Shep / I Couldn’t Believe That It Was True
05/1947 78 t. DECCA 46042 (US) Juke Joint Mama / Deep Delta Blues (Denver DARLING / W. DAVISON)
08/1947 78 t. DECCA 46060 (US) Dust On The Bible / The Letter You Forgot To Write
09/1947 78 t. MGM 10084 (US) Denver DARLING & The OZARK PLAYBOYS - I Came From Missouri / When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver
01/1948 78 t. MGM 10129 (US) Denver DARLING & The OZARK PLAYBOYS - Honest As The Day Is Long / Tuck Me To Sleep. (In My Old Tucky Home)
05/1948 78 t. MGM 10182 (US) Denver DARLING & The OZARK PLAYBOYS - Little Strands Of Silver (Shining Through The Gold) / If That's The Way You Want It
06/1948 78 t. MGM 10218 (US) Heart Trouble / I Just Fell Out Of Love With You
12/1948 78 t. MGM 10315 (US) Denver DARLING & The OZARK PLAYBOYS - These Tears Are Not For You / (I'm Sending) Roses To Tell You I'm Sorry
02/1950 78 t. DECCA 46225 (US) Silver Dollar / I’m Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes
02/1950 SP DECCA 9-46225 (US) Silver Dollar / I’m Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes

Albums

1959 LP 12" AUDIO LAB AL-1507 (US) SONGS OF THE TRAIL - Silver Stars, Purple Sage, Eyes Of Blue / Cool Water / I'm Gonna Sue Sioux City Sue / Think Of Home / I'm Gonna Leave This Old Town / Ding Dong Polka / I'll Say Your Name In Prayer / Old Shep / Tennessee Central (Number Nine) / Roly Poly
1992 LP 12" COWGIRLBOY LP-5079 (DE) THE ILLINOIS COWBOY - Rosalita / When Mussolini Laid His Pistol Down / She Never Said A Word / Modern Cannon Ball / Care Of Uncle Sam / Send This Purple Heart To My Sweetheart / Mussolini's Letter To Hitler / Hitler's Reply To Mussolini / No Thanks / Make Up Your Mind To Make Up With Me / My Little Buckeroo / I Was Dreaming Someone Else's Dream / When I Get To Where I'm Goin' / Easter Sunday On The Prairie / Conversion (Look God I Have Never Spoken To You) / The Honey Song (Honey I'm In Love With You)
2004 CD BACM D 026 (UK) SILVER DEW IN THE BLUEGRASS TONIGHT - Cool Water / Deep Delta Blues / Don’t Let Your Sweet Love Die / How Low Do The Blues Want To Go / I Couldn’t Believe It Was True / Silver Dew On The Bluegrass Tonight / I Need Someone To Tell My Troubles To / Juke Joint Mama / Just A Little Song Each Morning / Tears For Souvenirs / Silver Stars Purple Sage Eyes Of Blue/ When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / You Are Are My Sunshine / Little Brown Jug Goes Modern / I Wish I Had Never Met Sunshine / I Come From Missouri / Tuck Me To Sleep In My Old Tucky Home / When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver / No Thanks/ Make Up Your Mind To Make Up With Me
12/2005 CD BACM D 136 (UK) SINGING ON THE RANGE - VOL. 2 - They Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dog Around / My Little Cow Pony And I / Singing On The Range / Hillbilly Wedding In June / Lonesome Days / Don't Wait Too Long To Forgive / There Was A Time / Ding Dong Polka / I'm Gonna Sue Sioux City Sue / Tennessee Central No 9 / Old Shep / I'm Gonna Leave This Old Town / I Still Say Your Name In My Prayers / Think Of Home / I'm A Prisoner Of War / Roly Poly / You Brought Sorrow To My Heart / Cherokee Maiden / Silver Dollar / Wave To Me My Lady / These Tears Are Not For You / Little Strands Of Silver Shining Through The Gold / If That's The Way You Want It
2009 CD BACM D 246 (UK) COWBOY JACK - VOL. 3 - DENVER DARLING & HIS TEXAS COWHANDS - Great Speckled Bird / Don't Hang Around Me Anymore / I'm Gonna Miss Your Kiss At Christmas / Can You Ever Forgive Me / Corine Corina / Columbus Stockade Blues / Cowboy Jack / Sierra Serenade / When I Take My Vacation In Heaven / Careless Love / Lost And Found / Montana / In The Land Where We'll Never Grow Old / Crawdad Song / Little Footprints In The Snow / Jesse James / New River Train / Back In The Saddle Again / Be Nobody's Darling But Mine / Strawberry Blonde On A Strawberry Roan / In The Baggage Coach Ahead; Precious Jewel / Wabash Cannonball / Will Your Promise Be Forever / Leven Miles From Leavenworth
2011 CD BACM D 269 (UK) OUT IN THE GREAT ALONE - VOL. 4 - DENVER DARLING & HIS TEXAS COWHANDS - Out In The Great Alone / Get Away Old Man Get Away / Smile And Drive Your Blues Away / The Night Was Filled With Music / Give Me Those Old Fashioned Days / I'll Never Let You Cry / Truly I Promise To Love You / In The Pines / We Couldn't Say Goodbye / Free A Little Bird As I Can Be / I Remember; Be Honest With Me / There's A Blue Sky Over Yonder / When It's Lamp Lighting Time In The Valley / Goodbye My Lover, Goodbye / Can I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight Mister / The Prisoner's Song / Twenty One Years / Maple On The Hill / The Letter Edged In Black / I Wish You Were With Me Tonight / Hand Me Down My Walking Cane / The Modern Cannonball / Honest As The Day Is Long / My Little Buckaroo / Care Of Uncle Sam / Deep Delta Blues

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