Chanteur Rockabilly US né William C. Hancock Jr., le 4 Novembre 1946 à Alexandria (Virginie), Billy Hancock a fait parti de la nouvelle génération du Rockabilly, tentant sa chance depuis 1963. Il a joué avec différentes formations dont "Love And Trust", Danny And The Fat Boys", "Radio City" et "Swingshift". En 1978, Billy a obtenu un contrat avec le label Ripsaw Records et a gravé 4 singles d'excellente facture. Billy Hancock est l'un des meilleurs représentants du Néo-Rockabilly américain. Il est mort le 22 Janvier 2018 à La Plata (Maryland).

US Rockabilly singer born William C. Hancock Jr., November 4, 1946 in Alexandria (Virginia), Billy Hancock is part of the new generation of Rockabilly, trying his luck since 1963. He has played with various formations including "Love And Trust" Danny And The Fat Boys, "" Radio City "and" Swingshift. " In 1978, Billy was awarded a contract with the Ripsaw Records and engraved 4 singles of excellent craftsmanship. Billy Hancock is one of the best representatives of American neo-rockabilly.

Washington, DC-born Danny Gatton (1945 -- 1994) was already attracting attention with his fiery electric guitar playing when he formed Danny and the Fat Boys in 1974. Having sharpened his skills as a member of a late-60s high school band, the Offbeats, and temporarily moving to Nashville in the early-70s, Gatton had briefly performed with a country band, Liz Meyer and Friends after returning to Washington, DC in June 1974.
Joining with Vocalsist Billy Hancock, pianist Dick Heintze, drummer Robbie Magruder, bass player Steve Wolf and tenor saxophonist Ralph McDuffie, Gatton formed Danny and the Fat Boys in late-1974. Although they released only one album -- American Music -- in October1975, the band masterfully showcased their diverse repertoire which included rockabilly ("Ubangi Stomp"), small combo jazz ("Harlem Nocturne"), R&B ("Memphis Disco Funk") and reggae ("Move On Down The Line"). A much-sought collector's item, the album failed to reach sales expectations when initially released and the group disbanded before recording a follow-up.
Launching a solo career, following the break-up of Danny and the Fat Boys, Gatton had no more success than he had with the band. Although he made his major label debut at the age of forty-six, Gatton was dropped by the label (Elektra) shortly after the album's release. A jazz album released on the Blue Note label failed to provide the hoped-for breakthrough, leaving Gatton frustrated and despondent. On October 20, 1994, he committed suicide in his Newburg, Maryland home.
Billy Hancock died on January 22, 2018 in La Plata (Maryland).

http://www.billyhancock.com/

Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll, Blues, Traditional Country

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Hauled Off And Loved Her (1975) (Danny & The Fat Boys)

THE BOOGIE DISEASE (1979)

KNOCK-KNEED NELLIE (1979)

MISS JESSIE LEE (1980)

ROCKABILLY FEVER (1981)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

1978 SP RIPSAW 211 (US) . Billy HANCOCK with The TENNESSEE ROCKETS - Rootie Tootie / I Can't Be Satisfied
1979 SP RIPSAW 213 (US) Billy HANCOCK with The TENNESSEE ROCKETS - The Boogie Disease / Knock-Kneed Nellie
1980 SP RIPSAW 215 (US) Billy HANCOCK with The TENNESSEE ROCKETS - Miss Jessie Lee / I'm Satisfied
1980 SP RIPSAW 216 (US) Billy HANCOCK with The TENNESSEE ROCKETS - Redskin Rock 'n' Roll / Lonely Blue Boy

Albums

1975 LP 12" ALADDIN 102 (US) AMERICAN MUSIC - Danny And The Fat Boys - American Music / Hauled Off And Loved Her / Good Enough To Keep / Ubangi Stomp / After Hours / Honeysuckle Rose / A Tribute To Amos Milburn / Memphis Disco Funk / Move On Down The Line / Harlem Nocturne
1981 LP 12" Solid Smoke SS-8015 (US) Shakin' That Rockabilly Fever - Billy HANCOCK & The TENNESSEE ROCKETS - Rootie Tootie / Rockabilly Fever / Knock-Kneed Nellie / I Cant Be Satisfied / Trouble Ain't Nothing But The Blues / Little By Little / Redskin Rock 'n' Roll / Please Don't Touch / Miss Jessie Lee / The Boogie Disease / Stay Awhile / Do It If You Wanna / Lonely Blue Boy / I'm Satisfied
1981 LP 10" BIG BEAT BBR 0018 (F) ROCKABILLY FEVER - The Boogie Disease / Rockabilly Fever / Knock-Kneed Nellie / Stay Awhile / I'm Satisfied / Miss Jessie Lee / Redskin Rock 'n' Roll / I Can't Be Satisfied / You Pass Me By / Rootie-Tootie
1983 LP 12" BIG BEAT BBR 1013 (F) HEY! LITTLE ROCK AND ROLLER - Hey ! Little Rock And Roller / We Wanna Boogie / Heart Beaten Woman / The Bug / Golden Tear / Crying Shame / Shake Baby Shake / Come On Girls / Angelique, Angelique / I Wanna Be Yours / Don't Tear Me Up / You Need My Love / Not Enough Rock And Roll / Train Of Love / Baby Won't You Come Out Tonight 
1985 LP 12" RIPSAW 220 (US)

Wanted - True Rock 'n' Roll - Oh Caroline / All The Cats Join In / I Need You Now / I'm Free / Take Your Time / Sarah Lee

1989 LP 12" ? (US) VINTAGE MASTERS
2001 CD ? (US)

Live at Colonial Beach

2000 CD Bluelight BLR 33722 (FIN)

Shakin' That Rockabilly Fever - Billy HANCOCK & The TENNESSEE ROCKETS - Rootie Tootie / Rockabilly Fever / Knock-Kneed Nellie / I Cant Be Satisfied / Trouble Ain't Nothing But The Blues / Little By Little / Redskin Rock 'n' Roll / Please Don't Touch / Miss Jessie Lee / The Boogie Disease / Stay Awhile / Do It If You Wanna / Lonely Blue Boy / I'm Satisfied

2002 CD Turkey Mountain ? (US)

On the Jazz

09/2003 CD Bluelight BLR 3381 2 (FIN) Wanted True Rock 'n' Roll - Oh Caroline / All The Cats Join In / I Need You Now / Marie Marie / When I See You / The Trouble With Girls / I'm Free / Take Your Time / Sarah Lee / Broken Heart / Alley Cat / Great Shakin' Fever / Rock And Roll Dream
2004 CD Turkey Mountain (US)

Billy Hancock & the Tennessee Rockets Live! - Boogie Disease / Ragg Mopp / Do It If You Wanna / My Baby Walked Off / I Can't Be Satisfied / Holy Poly / Well Alright / Hello Miss Jessie Lee / Serenade Of The Bells / Guitar Boogie / Sweet Little Sixteen / Devil Woman / Little Queenie / Rootie Tootie

2005 CD Turkey Mountain ? (US) Passions - Calling Colleen / Crying, Waiting, Hoping / King Of Fools / The Universal Soldier / Storybook Children / Making Plans / No One Knows / A Pro At Being Conned / Crab Cakes / Coast Of Malabar / Chattanooga Tennessee / My Baby Walked Off / Frankie / Same Old Passions
11/2006 CD Turkey Mountain ? (US) Birth of a Billy - Anthology - 1794-2006 - American Music / Ubangi Stomp / Mystery Train / Rootie Tootie / Miss Jesse Lee / Do It If You Wanna / Boogie Disease / Stay Awhile / Little By Little / Hey Little Rock 'n' Roller / Golden Tear / Baby Won't You Come Out Tonight / Shake Baby Shake / Come On Girls / I Wanna Be Yours / Rock 'n' Roll Dream / I Need You Now / Take Your Time / When I See You / I'm Free / Broken Heart / Sarah Lee / Marie Marie / All The Cats Join In / Tight Like That / Mean Mistreated Blues / Always / Ida / Serenade Of The Bells / Sweet Little Sixteen / Don't Forget Me / You Can't Go Back / They Don't Know About Us / My Baby Walked Off / This Time
2006 CD ? (US) HILLBILLY Hullabaloo - Billy HANCOCK & Charlie FEATHERS
2008 CD Turkey Mountain 2108 (US) Out of the Darkness - A Real Mutha Fuh Ya / Blue Train / A Fool And His Money / Going Down Slow / I Need You / Lay Down A Blanket On The Floor / Really The Blues / Going Where The Lonely Go / Tears For New Orleans / Out Of The Darkness
05/2010 CD CD Baby / Turkey Mountain 5637625321 (US) Rockabilly Fans Only - The Lost Tapes - Too Much Rock 'n' Roll Music / Baby Let's Play House / I Never Felt Like This / Heart Beatin' Woman / Suzie Q / Buddy's Song [fast] / Buddy's Song [slow] / Not Enough Rock 'n' Roll / Maybe Tomorrow / Band Intro / Believe What You Say / Lotta Lovin' / Redskin Rock 'n' Roll / Them Old Songs
2011 CD Turkey Mountain ? (US) Anthology Volume Two - Knock Kneed Nellie / Lonely Blue Boy / Rockabilly Fever / Don't Tear Me Up / You Need My Love / Ain't Got No Home (live) / Sarah Lee (live) / Oh Caroline / Trouble With Girls / Alley Cat / Boogie Disease (live) / Well... Alright (live) / Rootie Tootie (live) / My Guitar Has The Blues / Move On Down The Line / Calling Colleen / Pro At Being Conned (alt. 1) / Ugly Child / American Music (45 version) / Universal Soldier / Pro At Being Conned / Story Of Issac

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