Chanteur Country US né le 23 Juillet 1940 à Hopewell, Cleburne County (Alabama). Johnny Darrell est décédé le 7 Octobre 1997.

Johnny Darrell was born on July 23, 1940, in Hopewell, AL, but grew up in Marietta, outside of Atlanta. After a stint in the Army, he moved to Nashville to manage a Holiday Inn. It was in this way that he made a few music-business contacts. Darrell came to the attention of United Artists producer Kelso Herston through Bobby Bare, who had heard about Darrell's curious brand of songwriting through one such contact. Darrell signed with UA, and issued his first single, "Green Green Grass of Home," in 1965. A year later, "As Long as the Wind Blows" made it into the Top 30. 1967 saw "Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town" find the Top Ten. The song, written by Mel Tillis, would later be a hit for Kenny Rogers, establishing a trend of songs Darrell performed later becoming country standards recorded by others. "The Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp" charted in 1968, and Darrell crossed over to the pop charts with "Pen in Hand." The latter song would eventually be a hit for Vicki Carr.
It's unclear how it happened (his early encounters with Bobby Bare?), but by the 1970s Darrell had been lumped in with the outlaw country movement. He joined Hank Snow, Willie Nelson, Nat Stuckey, and Wes Buchanan at Opry's Party Night, an English concert celebrating the birthday of the now-defunct Opry magazine. Darrell charted with a few more singles, including "Dakota the Dancing Bear" and "Orange Blossom Special," but his career continued to wane. Despite a brief comeback, little was heard from him during the 1980s. Darrell passed away in 1997. Three years later, the European indie Raven issued the Darrell retrospective Singin' It Lonesome; the release included all of Darrell's charting singles.

Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Country-Pop

AS LONG AS THE WIND BLOWS (1965)

RUBY DON'T TAKE YOUR LOVE TO TOWN (1967)

THE SON OF HICKORY HOLLER'S TRAMP (1967)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

07/1965 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-869 (US) Green Green Grass Of Home / Deepening Snow
10/1965 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-943 (US) As Long As The Wind Blows / Beggars Can't Be Choosers
04/1966 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-50008 (US) Johnny Lose It All / For Old Times' Sake
08/1966 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-50047 (US) She's Mighty One / Baby Sitter
02/1967 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-50126 (US) Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town / Little Things I Love
06/1967 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-50183 (US) My Elusive Dreams / Pickin' White Gold
09/1967 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-50207 (US) Come See What's Left Of Your Man / Passin' Through
12/1967 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-50235 (US) The Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp / But That's All Right
03/1968 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-50292 (US) With Pen In Hand / Poetry Of Love
08/1968 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-50442 (US) Little Things / I Ain't Buyin'
11/1968 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-50481 (US) Woman Without Love / I Fought The Law
04/1969 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-50503 (US) Johnny DARRELL & Anita CARTER - Coming Of The Roads / The Other Side Of The Coin
04/1969 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-50518 (US) Why You Been Gone So Long / You're Always The One
08/1969 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-50572 (US) Ain't That Living / River Bottom
11/1969 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-50610 (US) Trouble Maker / She Headed For The Country
01/1970 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-50629 (US) Mama Come'n'get Your Baby Boy / These Days
05/1970 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-50675 (US) Brother River / Bed Of Roses
09/1970 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-50716 (US) They'll Never Take Her Love From Me / One Love Two Hearts Three Lives
12/1970 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-50739 (US) Look Out Cleveland / Winter's Comin' On
09/1971 SP CARTWHEEL A-203 (US) Don't It Seem To Rain A Lot / I'll Never Get Up This Slow
01/1972 SP CARTWHEEL A-209 (US) Mr Tambourine Man / Let Me Stay Awhile
02/1973 SP MONUMENT ZS7-8570 (US) Crazy Daddy / Uncle Verner
07/1973 SP MONUMENT ZS7-8579 (US) Dakota The Dancing Bear / Just A Memory
09/1974 SP CAPRICORN CPS-0207 (US) Orange Blossom Special / Glendale Arizona
1975 SP CAPRICORN CPS-0223 (US) Glendale Arizona / Pieces Of My Life
1975 SP CAPRICORN CPS-0234 (US) Rose Colored Gin / Glendale Arizona
1978 SP GUSTO GT4-2017 (US) Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town / With Pen In Hand
1978 SP GUSTO GT4-9001 (US) Hard To Be Friends / These Days
1978 SP GUSTO GT4-9011 (US) Was Yesterday That Long Ago / Spanish Song

Albums

1966 LP 12" UNITED ARTISTS UAL-3490 (mono) / UAS-6490 (stereo) (US) AS LONG AS THE WINDS BLOW - As Long As The Winds Blow / Love Me Till Then / Passin' Through / Don't Tell My Little Girl / For Old Time Sake / Beggars Can't Be Choosers / Green Grass / Johnnie Lose It All / Deepening Snow / One On The Right Was On The Left / Habit / These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
07/1967 LP 12" UNITED ARTISTS UAL-3594 (mono) / UAS-6594 (stereo) (US) RUBY DON'T TAKE YOUR LOVE TO TOWN - Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town / Mental Revenge / She's Mighty Gone / I'm A Lonesome Fugitive / Come See What's Left Of Your Man / I Must Have Got Something In My Eye / Heaven Help Your Soul / Little Things I Love / Cold Hard Facts Of Life / I Never Could Add / It's A Rough Old Road To Travel / Green Green Grass Of Home
02/1968 LP 12" UNITED ARTISTS UAL-3634 (mono) / UAS-6634 (stereo) (US) THE SON OF HICKORY HOLLER'S TRAMP - Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp / My Elusive Dreams / Goodbye Wheeling / Absence / Break My Mind / If My Heart Had Windows / I'm A Travelin' Man / But That's All Right / Laura (What He's Got That I Ain't Got) / Chokin' Kind, Hangin' On
08/1968 LP 12" UNITED ARTISTS UAS-6660 (US) WITH PEN IN HAND - With Pen In Hand / Destiny's Child / By The Time I Get To Phoenix / Poetry Of Love / Gentle On My Mind / How Little Men Care / Child Of Clay / I Fought The Law / Little Things / Honey / Crying
11/1968 LP 12" SUNSET SUS-5232 (US) THE COUNTRY SOUND OF JOHNNY DARRELL - These Boots Are Made For Walkin' / One On The Right Was On The Left / Green Green Grass Of Home / My Elusive Dreams / It's A Rough Old Road / As Long As The Winds Blow / Mental Revenge / Come See What's Left Of Your Man / Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town / Deepening Snow
07/1969 LP 12" UNITED ARTISTS UAS-6707 (US) WHY YOU BEEN GONE SO LONG - River Bottom / Woman Without Love / Jimmy Jacob / I Ain't Buying / You're Always The One / World I Used To Know / (Margie's At The) Lincoln Park Inn / Why You Been Gone So Long / Hungry Eyes / House On The Hill / Ain't That Living
1970 LP 12" UNITED ARTISTS UAS-6752 (US) CALIFORNIA STOP OVER - These Days / Willing / She's Headed For The Country / Sing It Lonesome / Brother River / Mama Come'n Get Your Baby Boy / Mae Jean Goes To Hollywood / Bed Of Roses / Snowbird Friend / Meanwhile Back In Memphis / Freedom In The Yard
1970 LP 12" UNITED ARTISTS UAS-6759 (US) THE BEST OF JOHNNY DARRELL - Green Green Grass Of Home / My Elusive Dreams / Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp / Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town / With Pen In Hand / Woman Without Love / I Ain't Buying / Why You Been Gone So Long / River Bottom / As Long As The Winds Blow
1970 LP 12" SUNSET SUS-5283 (US) Country Get-Together - Johnny Darrell, George Jones, Willie Nelson - Mr. Record Man (Willie Nelson) / Brown To Blue (George JONES) / Johnny Lose It All (Johnny DARRELL) / Part Where I Cry (Willie Nelson) / I Get Lonely In A Hurry (George JONES) / Beggars Can't Be Choosers (Johnny DARRELL) / She's Lonsome Again (George JONES) / What's Money (George JONES) / The Baby Sitter (Johnny DARRELL) / Where My House Lives (Willie Nelson)
06/1975 LP 12" CAPRICORN CP-0154 (US) WATER GLASS FULL OF WHISKEY - Orange Blossom Special / Pieces Of My Life / Hardtime Charlie Softshoes / Love's Lullaby / Glendale Arizona / Rose Colored Gin / Ballad Of Lucy Jordan / Singin' Lonely Songs / Uncle Pen / Crazy Daddy
08/1979 LP 12" GUSTO GT-0048 (US) GREATEST HITS - Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town / With Pen In Hand / Woman Without Love / Lucille / Was Yesterday That Long Ago / Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp / Why You Been Gone So Long / It's Hard To Be Friends / Green Green Grass Of Home / River Bottom
02/2000 CD RAVEN RVCD-A 103 (AUS) SINGIN' IT LONESOME - THE VERY BEST 1965-1970 - Green Green Grass Of Home / As Long As The Wind Blows / Johnnie Lose It All / Don't Tell My Little Girl / She's Mighty Gone / Mental Revenge / Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town / Come See What's Left Of Your Man / Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp / With Pen In Hand / I Ain't Buying / Woman Without Love / Coming Of The Roads / Why You Been Gone So Long / River Bottom / Winter's Coming On / These Days / Willin' / She's Headed For The Country / Sing It Lonesome / Brother River / Mama Come And Get Your Baby Boy / Mae Jean Goes To Hollywood / Bed Of Roses Blackwell / Snowblind Friend / Meanwhile Back In Memphis / Freedom In The Yard / Trouble Maker
08/2002 CD KING KSCD-5151 (US) THE COMPLETE GUSTO/STARDAY/KING RECORDINGS - With Pen In Hand / Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town / Why You Been Gone So Long / Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp / Was Yesterday That Long Ago / Green Green Grass Of Home / It's So Hard To Be Friends / Pretty Paper / River Bottom / Lucille / Spanish Song / Mileage On My Soul / These Days / Please / Woman Without Love

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