Chanteur Country US né le 13 Mai 1931 à Dora (Alabama). Terry Fell a aussi utilisé le noms de Johnny Valentine. Il est décédé le 4 Avril 2007 à Madison (Tennessee).

US Country singer born May 13, 1931 in Dora (Alabama). Known for his one big hit, 1954's "Truck Driving Man," Terry Fell is but a footnote in country history, but an important one nonetheless. His hit literally spawned the whole truck driving saga that is still a major part of country music's lyrical pool. He was also the first to see the promise in a young Buck Owens, signing him to a manager's contract and using him as a lead guitarist on his sessions.
Fell started his recording career around 1945 as a member of Billy Hughes' group for Fargo Records. After the lone Fargo release, Fell recorded for Courtney and 4-Star, kicking up enough noise and sales with the 4-Star singles to get signed to RCA Victor's new 'X' subsidiary in 1954. It was at his first RCA session held in Hollywood that Fell waxed his first, and biggest, hit, the two-sided smash "Don't Drop It" and the immortal "Truck Drivin' Man." At first, "Don't Drop It" was the side to watch, spawning no less than five different cover versions for two different marketplaces. But it was the flip side that became the classic, spawning innumerable cover versions and hitting again on the country charts as late as 1976 for Red Steagall. Fell stayed with RCA and show business for the next five or six years, seeing no more hits but making serious inroads into the behind-the-scenes side of Nashville. Although he continued to record sporadically for Crest, Lode, and even RCA again, he had made the successful move into songwriting and music publishing, earning far more than he ever had as a performer. Terry Fell died April 4, 2007 in Madison (Tennessee).

Talents : Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Mandolin

Style musical : Truck Driving Country, Traditional Country, Honky Tonk

I'VE DONE ALL I KNOW TO DO (1945)

TRUCK DRIVING MAN (1954)

I'M HOT TO TROT (1955)

CAVEMAN (1956)

Angel On A Cloud (1958) (Johnny Valentine)

CHILD BRIDE (1958)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

1945 78 t. MEMO 3001 (US) Terry FELL & the FELLERS - I've Done All I Know To Do / You Ran Around
1945 78 t. MEMO 3002 (US) Terry FELL & the FELLERS - Paper Heart / You Don't Want Me Anymore
1945 78 t. 4 STAR 3003 (US) There's A Gold Moon Shining (On A Blue Blue Heart) / You're Not Wanted Here
1945 78 t. 4 STAR 3004 (US) Mom I'm Coming Home / I'm Glad It's All Over Now
1946 78 t. COURTNEY 103 (US) Terry FELL with Leodie JACKSON & His WESTERN SWINGSTERS - Stop Your Flirting Little Girl / Texas A La Mode
1946 78 t. COURTNEY 104 (US) Leodie JACKSON & His WESTERN SWINGSTERS - Ramblin' Oakie / Steelin' The Blues
1946 78 t. COURTNEY 115 (US) Terry FELL and His 7 SOUTHERNERS - You're Tearing My Poor Paper Heart / Please My Darling Think Of Me
1946 78 t. COURTNEY 116 (US) Terry FELL with Leodie JACKSON & His WESTERN SWINGSTERS - Why Should I Feel So Blue / I'm Sorry We Have To Part
1946 78 t. COURTNEY 136 (US) Terry FELL with Leodie JACKSON & His WESTERN SWINGSTERS - Please Tell Me Why / Waiting For A Love Untrue
1946 78 t. COURTNEY 137 (US) Terry Fell & Kenny Williams - That Naggin' Wife Of Mine / Double Crossing Mama
1947 78 t. 4 STAR 1160 (US) Terry FELL & the FELLERS - Paper Heart / You Don't Want Me Anymore
1947 78 t. 4 STAR 1161 (US) Terry FELL & the FELLERS - You Ran Around / I've Done All I Know To Do
1947 78 t. 4 STAR 1162 (US) Terry FELL & the FELLERS - You Are My Sunshine / Will There Be A Light In Your Window
1947 78 t. 4 STAR 1163 (US) Terry FELL & the FELLERS - Guess I'm Better Off Without You / Rainbow At Midnight
1948 78 t. 4 STAR 1206 (US) Terry FELL & the FELLERS - There's A Gold Moon Shining / You're Not Wanted Here
01/1948 78 t. 4 STAR 1211 (US) Terry FELL & the FELLERS - Napanee / Little By Little
01/1948 78 t. 4 STAR 1212 (US) Snow Beard / Put Another In Your Heart
1950 SP 4 STAR 1426 (US) Terry FELL & the FELLERS - Snow Dear / With Another In Your Heart
1952 SP GILT-EDGE 5071 (US) Dreamer's Paradise / Yesterday
1953 SP GILT-EDGE 5076 (US) Fireball Boogie / I Can Hear You Clucking
1953 SP GILT-EDGE 5084 (US) Smokin' Cornsilks / Hillbilly Impers
05/1954 SP X 4X-0009 (US) Terry FELL & the FELLERS - Let's Stay Together Till After Christmas / We Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo
05/1954 SP X 4X-0010 (US) Terry FELL & the FELLERS -  Don't Drop It / Truck Driving Man
11/1954 SP X 4X-0069 (US) Terry FELL & the FELLERS - Let's Stay Together Till After Christmas / Santa Do The Mambo
1955 SP X 4X-0078 (US) Terry FELL & the FELLERS - You Don't Give A Hang About Me / Get Aboard My Wagon
04/1955 SP X 4X-0114 (US) Mississippi River Shuffle / He's In Love With You
1955 SP X 4X-0149 (US) I'm Hot To Trot / Fa-So-La
09/1955 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6256 (US) That's What I Like / I Nearly Go Crazy
09/1955 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6256 (US) That's What I Like / I Nearly Go Crazy
12/1955 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6353 (US) What Am I Worth / That's The Way The Big Ball Bounces
12/1955 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6353 (US) What Am I Worth / That's The Way The Big Ball Bounces
02/1956 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6444 (US) If I Didn't Have You / Over And Over
02/1956 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6444 (US) If I Didn't Have You / Over And Over
05/1956 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6515 (US) Wham Bam Hot Ziggity Zam / Consolation Prize
05/1956 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6515 (US) Wham Bam Hot Ziggity Zam / Consolation Prize
08/1956 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6621 (US) I Can Hear You Cluckin' / Don't Do It, Joe
08/1956 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6621 (US) I Can Hear You Cluckin' / Don't Do It, Joe
11/1956 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6707 (US) Play The Music Louder / Caveman
11/1956 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6707 (US) Play The Music Louder / Caveman
1958 SP LODE 2001 (US) The Bears Are Taking Over Yellowatone / All Penguins Aren't Catholic
1958 SP LODE 2003 (US) Johnny Valentine - Angel On A Cloud / Sany
10/1958 SP LODE 2004 (US) Child Bride / Paper Kite
195? SP Northwest OP-134 (US) Dreamer’s Paradise / Pretty Little Japanese
1960 SP CREST 45-1071 (US) Y'All Be Good Now / Who Whose
08/1964 SP SIMS 192 (US) If I Could Learn To Love You Less / Music City U.S.A.
01/1969 SP RCA VICTOR 47-9719 (US) I Are A Millionaire / I've Never Been Sober
1976 SP SCORPION SC 0508 (US) Big Truck Stop In The Sky / Coffee Jim Trucker




Albums

1974 LP 12" Country Classic Library CCL-1102 (NL) A Original Truack Driving Man - Terry Fell - Big Bill Lister - Truck Driving Man (Terry FELL) / Play The Music Louder (Terry FELL) / Caveman (Terry FELL) / Get Aboard My Wagon (Terry FELL) / That's The Way The Big Ball Bounces (Terry FELL) / What Am I Worth (Terry FELL) /  That's What I Like (Terry FELL) / I Nearly Go Crazy / In The Shadoes Of The Pine (Big Bill LISTER) / R C Cola And Moon Pie (Big Bill LISTER) / Beer Drinking Blues (Big Bill LISTER) / Blowing The Suds Of My Beer (Big Bill LISTER) / All I Want To Hear You Say You Love Me (Big Bill LISTER) / Ship Of Love (Big Bill LISTER) / There's Anothe Rin Your Heart (Big Bill LISTER) / What The Heck Is Goin' On (Big Bill LISTER)
1993 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15762 (GER) TRUCK DRIVING MAN - Truck Driving Man / Caveman  / Don't Drop It / Play The Music Louder / I'm Hot To Trot / Mississippi River Shuffle / Get Aboard My Wagon / You Don't Give A Hang About Me / He's In Love With You / I Believe My Heart / What Am I Worth / Over And Over / I Nearly Go Crazy / That's The Way The Big Ball Bounces / Don't Do It Joe / Consolation Prize / Let's Stay Together Till After Christmas / (We Wanna See) Santa Do The Mambo / Wham! Bam! Hot Ziggity Zam / If I Didn't Have You / That's What I Like / Fa-So-La / I Can Hear You Cluckin' / What's Good For The Goose
1993 CD Cowgirlboy LP-5099 (GER) The Original "Truck Driving Man" - Don't Do It Joe / Don't Drop It / Dreamer's Paradise / Fa-So-La / Fireball Boogie (inst.) / I Can Hear You Clucking (No. 1) / I'm Hot To Trot / If I Didn't Have You / Let's Stay Together Till after Christmas / Over And Over / Paper Heart / Truck Driving Man / We Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo / Yesterday / You Don't Give A Hang About Me / You Don't Want Me Anymore
2007 CD BACM CD D 191 (UK) Get Aboard My Wagon - TERRY FELL & THE FELLERS - Rainbow At Midnight / Don't Drop It / Hillbilly Impersonations / Smokin' Cornsilk / Truck Drivin' Man / Over And Over / You Don't Give A Hang About Me / Get Aboard My Wagon / If I Didn't Have You / That's What I Like / Don't Do It Joe / Fa So La / I'm Hot To Trot / Consolation Prize / Mississippi River Shuffle / He's In Love With You / I Can Hear You Cluckin' / Paper Heart / Yesterday / I've Done All I Know To Do / There's A Gold Moon Shining / You Don't Want Me Anymore / You're Not Wanted Here / You Ran Around / Dreamer's Paradise
2011 CD BACM CD D 333 (UK) Ramblin' Oakie - TERRY FELL / Leodie JACKSON - For A Love Untrue / Steel Guitar Melody / I Love You Too Much To Care / Down And Out Blues / Jackson Stomp / You Are My Sunshine / Will There Still Be A Light In Your Window / Guess I'm Better Off Without You / Snow Deer / Napanee / Little By Little / With Another In Your Heart / My Pretty Little Japanese

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