Chanteur Country US né en 1912 à Oakwood (Californie), Jimmy Drake a aussi utilisé le nom de Nervous Norvus. Il est décédé le 27 juillet 1968.

US Singer born in 1912 in Oakwood (California), Jimmy Drake was a demo singer from California, doing hundreds of them a year for aspiring songwriters across the country. With the help of a disc-jockey friend adding radio-station car-crash sound effects, he took one of his homemade demos, "Transfusion," and brought it to the Top Ten in 1956. His subsequent singles ("The Fang," "Ape Call," "The Wild Dogs of Kentucky," and "Bullfrog Hop") fared less well but still maintain the same warped spirit. It is deceased on July 27, 1968.

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Talents : Singer, Ukulele

Style musical : Rockabilly, Parody, Novelty

TRANSFUSION (1956) (Nervous NORVUS) 

DIG (1956) (Nervous NORVUS) 

APE CALL (1956) (Nervous NORVUS) 

HE LOVED ENOUGH (1963) (Jimmy Drake)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

05/1956 SP DOT 45-15470 (US) . Nervous NORVUS - Transfusion / Dig
08/1956 SP DOT 45-15485 (US) . Ape Call (Nervous NORVUS / Ape Calls: Red BLANCHARD) / Wild Dog Of Kentucky ((Nervous NORVUS)
10/1956 SP DOT 45-15500 (US) . The Fang (Nervous NORVUS & Red BLANCHARD & The SMOGROLLERS) / The Bullfrog Hop (Nervous NORVUS)
1956 SP AS-IS 100/1 (US) . Jimmy DRAKE - That's Who / The Orphan's Christmas Song
195? SP CLAUDRA 107 (US) Gambling Fury (Singing Jimmy DRAKE) / Golden Yellow Moon (Roger SMITH)
1957 EP BLUEMOON 108/109 (US) Singing Jimmy DRAKE - Stop Your Foolin / Across The Sea / My Crazy Heart / You Are My Inspiration
1959 SP NEALE 45C-726-102 (US) . Nervous NORVUS - Cowboy Soldier / Wa-Hoo
1960 SP BIG BEN BB-101 (US) . Nervous NORVUS & His Guitar - Pure Gold / Let's Worship God Each Sunday
03/1961 SP EMBEE 117 (US) . Nervous NORVUS - Stoneage Woo / I Like Girls
03/1961 SP EMBEE 117/8 (US) . Nervous NORVUS - Stoneage Woo / The Plaster Song
10/1961 SP BIG BEN BB-1614 (US) . Does A Chinese Chicken Have A Pigtail (Nervous NORVUS & His Guitar) / Dear Old San Francisco (Rod BARTON)
04/1962 SP VELLEZ 1517 (US) . Jimmy DRAKE - Kibble Kobble (The Flying Saucer Song) / There's More To A Wedding
04/1962 SP VELLEZ 1518 (US) . Jimmy DRAKE - The Lean Green Vegetable Fiend (From 'Tuther Side Of The Moon) / Let's Face This World Together
1963 EP RALLY 10673/10674 (US) He Loved Enough (Jimmy DRAKE) / Up In Heaven (Jimmy DRAKE) / His Last Letter (Jimmy DRAKE) / I'll Always (Lee DAVIS)
1965 SP DOT 16765 (US) . Nervous NORVUS - Transfusion / Ape Call
1985 EP BIG BEAT NED 12 (UK) TRANSFUSION - Nervous NORVUS - Transfusion / Dig / Ape Call / Wild Dog Of Kentucky / The Fang / Bullfrog Hop






Acetates

19?? Acetate I'm Comin' Home My Baby
19?? Acetate The New Beat And Step
19?? Acetate Noon Balloon To Rangoon
19?? Acetate Pony-Tail
19?? Acetate Sparks [vers. 2]

Unissued Tracks

19?? Unissued Ape Call [alt. vers.]
19?? Unissued The Blackout Song
19?? Unissued Boris The Blue Nosed Baboon
19?? Unissued The Bully Bully Man
19?? Unissued The Clock Shop [vers. 1]
19?? Unissued The Clock Shop [vers. 2]
19?? Unissued Elvis You're A G.I. Now
19?? Unissued The Evil Hurricane
19?? Unissued I Hate Bugs
19?? Unissued I Listen To Red In Bed
19?? Unissued I'm Waitin' Up For Santa Claus
19?? Unissued Kangaroo Hop
19?? Unissued Little Cowboy
19?? Unissued Sparks [vers. 1]
19?? Unissued Whan I Hear The Honkin' Of The Diesel Train

Album

08/2004 CD NORTON 303 (US) STONE AGE WOO - THE ZORCH SOUNDS OF NERVOUS NORVUS - Transfusion / Dig / Ape Call / Wild Dogs Of Kentucky / The Fang (with Red BLANCHARD & The SMOGROLLERS) / Bullfrog Hop / Stoneage Woo / I Like Girls / Does A Chinese Chicken Have A Pigtail? / Noon Balloon To Rangoon / Kibble Kobble (The Flying Saucer Song) (Jimmy DRAKE) / The Lean Green Vegetable Fiend (From 'Tuther Side Of The Moon) (Jimmy DRAKE) / Little Cowboy (Jimmy DRAKE) / The Blackout Song / Kangaroo Hop [partial] / I Listen To Red In Bed / Sparks [#1] / I Hate Bugs / The Clock Shop [#1] / I'm Waitin' Up For Santa Claus / Boris The Blue Nosed Baboon / When I Hear The Honkin' Of The Diesel Train / Ape Call ("No Ape") / The Bully Bully Man / Elvis You're A G.I. Now / Stop Your Foolin (Singing Jimmy DRAKE) / Pony-Tail / I'm Comin' Home My Baby / The New Beat And Step / The Clock Shop [#2] / The Evil Hurricane / The Plaster Song / Sparks [#2]

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