Chanteur US né Arleigh Elton Duff, le 28 Mars 1924, originaire de Warren (Texas) Arlie Duff débuta chez Starday en 195 avec ses "Western Cherokees" remportant son premier hit l'année suivante. Compositeur réputé, il devint D.J. sur plusieurs stations de radio. Artiste oublié, il apparut néanmoins au Louisiana Hayride, à l'Ozark Jubille et au Grand Ole Opry. Il est décédé le 4 Juillet 1996.

US Country singer born Arleigh Elton Duff, 28 March 1924, Warren, Texas. Arleigh Elton Duff was born in Jack's Branch near Warren, Texas and recorded with his Western Cherokees for Starday in 1952. Midway through the next year he went to number 7 in the country charts with the BMI award winning single, "Y'All Come". He was unable to follow up this hit. Most Shakers will be forever in love with Decca for cutting his stab at rockabilly, Alligator Come Across. It sounds a lot like the early rocking catalogue of George Jones. It's a bibs and overalls stomper with heaps of steel and rocking country guitar. The parody of Elvis halfway through is a classic, but all too brief moment of madness. The fiddle solo adds another loveable layer. He spent years as a DJ in Colorado and Texas. He wrote Ernest Tubb's last solo hit, "Another Story", which went to number 16 in the country charts in 1966. Also "It's The Little Things", , a # 1 C&W hit for Sonny James in 1967. In 1983 he published his autobiography, "Y'All Come" (Austin : Eakin Press), now out of print.

Talents : Singer, Guitar, Deejay, Songwriter

Style musical : Traditional Country

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YOU ALL COME (1953)

I DREAMED OF A HILLBILLY HEAVEN (1955)

HOME BOY (1956)

ALLIGATOR COME ACROSS (1956)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

08/1953 SP STARDAY 45-104 (US) You All Come / Poor Ole Teacher
10/1953 SP STARDAY 45-106 (US) A Million Tears / Stuck In The Mud Hole
03/1954 SP STARDAY 45-127 (US) DUFF TRIO - Country Singing (Along Side Of The Road) / When The Saints Go Marching On
04/1954 SP STARDAY 45-132 (US) Let Me Be Your Salty Dog / Back To The Country
08/1954 SP DECCA 9-29243 (US) Courtin' In The Rain / She's A Housewife That's All
02/1955 SP STARDAY 45-176 (US) Courtin's Here To Stay / Fifteen Cents A Sop
02/1955 SP DECCA 9-29428 (US) I Dreamed Of A Hillbilly Heaven / Lie Detector
07/1955 SP DECCA 9-29589 (US) Take It Easy On Me / Pass The Plate Of Happiness Around
03/1956 SP DECCA 9-29866 (US) Home Boy / Oh How I Cried
08/1956 SP DECCA 9-29987 (US) Alligator Come Across / So Close And Yet So Far
07/1957 SP STARDAY 45-302 (US) Arlie DUFF & The DUFF FAMILY - What A Way To Die / You've Done It Again
1958 SP SMARTT KPIK 1001/1002 (US) Send Me An Angel / You're The One For Me
1958 SP SMARTT KPIK 1003/1004 (US) A Dark Night, A Lonely Street / Mama, You've Had Your Day
1961 SP SALVO 2861 (US) In The Big Woods / Croppo Le Blanc
04/1967 SP MUSICOR MU 1240 (US) Best Of Everything / Money Hungry
1967 SP MUSICOR MU 1276 (US) Speak Of The Devil / Touch Of Loneliness



Album

2002 ? CD HILLBILLY RESEARCHER HBR CD-047 (UK) ARLIE DUFF THE SINGING TEACHER - You All Come / Poor Ole Teacher / A Million Tears / Stuck-In-A-Mudhole / When The Saints Go Marching In / Country Singing (Alongside The Road) / Let Me Be Your Salty Dog / Back To The Country / Courtin' In The Rain / She's A Housewife, That's All / Home Boy / I Dreamed Of A Hillbilly Heaven / Lie Detector / Take It Easy On Me / Pass The Plate Of Happiness Around / Oh How I Cried / So Close And Yet So Far / Alligator Come Across / What A Way To Die / You've Done It Again / Send Me An Angel / You're The One For Me / A Dark Night, A Lonely Street / Mama, You've Had Your Day / In The Big Woods / Croppo Le Blanc / The Best Of Everything / Money Hungry / A Touch Of Loneliness / Speak Of The Devil

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