Chanteur Country US né le 3 Mars 1922 à Taylor (Texas). Jimmy Heap, à la tête de ses "Melody Masters", fit ses débuts en 1949 chez Imperial Records et obtiendra un premier Hit Country en 1955 chez Capitol. Jimmy, cowboy, guitariste et chanteur occasionnel, à la voix chevrotante, enregistra également pour Fame (57), D (59), Dart (59) et Winston Records (61). Il fut un chanteur régulier sur la radio KTAE de Taylor (Texas). Jimmy Heap est décédé le 4 Décembre 1977.
Perk Williams est né le 19 Novembre 1926 et décédé le 3 Janvier 1994

Western swing bandleader Jimmy Heap led the Melody Masters for over three decades and contributed one country classic to the genre, "The Wild Side of Life," covered by Hank Thompson, Burl Ives and Grady Martin, Freddy Fender, and more recently, Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter. Heap's "Release Me" also provided Esther Phillips and Engelbert Humperdinck with their first Top Ten popular hits, in 1962 and 1967 respectively.
James Arthur Heap was born on March 3, 1922, in Taylor, TX. He formed the Melody Masters just after his service in World War II, with sidemen Arlie Carter, Louie Rincon, Bill Glendining, and Horace Barnett. A continuing spot on local radio gave the Melody Masters a bit of renown around central Texas, and Imperial Records signed the band in 1949. Some time before the initial recordings, Heap — who played only lead guitar — hired Houston "Perk" Williams (born 1926) to provide vocals along with his fiddling duties. Though Williams had never sung before, his good performance on their debut release, "Today, Tonight, and Tomorrow," guaranteed him the spot ever after. Another song, "Haunted Hungry Heart," was covered by Slim Whitman, but it was "The Wild Side of Life" that provided Jimmy Heap & the Melody Masters with their big break. Hank Thompson & the Brazos Valley Boys took it to number one in March 1952, and the single spent 15 weeks there.
But even before Thompson had borrowed the biggest hit of his career, the country star had advised Capitol Records to sign Heap. Over five years the Melody Masters recorded 32 sides for Capitol, including their big hit "Release Me," which charted in the Top Five in January 1954. No other Capitol singles charted, and Heap left the label in the mid-'50s to form Fame Records. The Melody Masters recorded for Fame throughout the 1950s and '60s and even integrated rock & roll inspirations. Heap disbanded the group in July 1977 but drowned in a boating accident before the year was over.

Talents : Singer, Guitar, Leader

Style musical : Western Swing, Honky Tonk, Rockabilly

Wild Side Of Life (1951)

CAT 'N' AROUND (1953)

SEBBIN COME ELEBBIN (1955)

LITTLE JEWEL (1958)

GISMO (1959)

 

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

1948 78 t. LASSO L-100 (US) . MELODY MASTERS - Dessau Hall Waltz / Twin Fiddle Waltz
1948 78 t. LASSO L-103 (US) . MELODY MASTERS - Rugged But Right / Lonely Waltz (vocal : Horace Burnett)
1949 78 t. IMPERIAL 8064 (US) . That's My Baby / Today, Tonight And Tomorrow
1949 SP IMPERIAL 45-8064 (US) . That's My Baby / Today, Tonight And Tomorrow
1950 78 t. IMPERIAL 8066 (US) . Bermuda Grass Waltz / Snakes In My Boots
1950 SP IMPERIAL 45-8066 (US) . Bermuda Grass Waltz / Snakes In My Boots
1950 78 t. IMPERIAL 8069 (US) . You Were Meant To Ruin My Dreams / There's A Broken Pane In The Window Of My Heart
1950 SP IMPERIAL 45-8069 (US) . You Were Meant To Ruin My Dreams / There's A Broken Pane In The Window Of My Heart
1950 78 t. IMPERIAL 8074 (US) . Mean Old Buddies / Haunted Hungry Heart
1950 SP IMPERIAL 45-8074 (US) . Mean Old Buddies / Haunted Hungry Heart
1950 78 t. IMPERIAL 8077 (US) . Love For Sale / The Yegua Waltz
1950 SP IMPERIAL 45-8077 (US) . Love For Sale / The Yegua Waltz
1950 78 t. IMPERIAL 8082 (US) . A Million Tears / If Mama Wasn't Here
1950 SP IMPERIAL 45-8082 (US) . A Million Tears / If Mama Wasn't Here
1950 78 t. IMPERIAL 8084 (US) . Sunset Send A Sorrow / I Hope You're Satisfied
1950 SP IMPERIAL 45-8084 (US) . Sunset Send A Sorrow / I Hope You're Satisfied
1950 78 t. IMPERIAL 8089 (US) . Ethyl In My Gas Tank / My Heart's Turned To Stone
1950 SP IMPERIAL 45-8089 (US) . Ethyl In My Gas Tank / My Heart's Turned To Stone
1950 78 t. IMPERIAL 8090 (US) . I've Got A Cause To Be Lonesome / The Woods Are Full Of Them
1950 SP IMPERIAL 45-8090 (US) . I've Got A Cause To Be Lonesome / The Woods Are Full Of Them
1950 78 t. IMPERIAL 8093 (US) . Honk Your Horn / Carbon Copy
1950 SP IMPERIAL 45-8093 (US) . Honk Your Horn / Carbon Copy
1951 78 t. IMPERIAL 8098 (US) . Don't Steal My Dreams / It's One Think To Forgive, Another To Forget
1951 SP IMPERIAL 45-8098 (US) . Don't Steal My Dreams / It's One Think To Forgive, Another To Forget
1951 78 t. IMPERIAL 8101 (US) .

Morning, Noon And Night / The Coffin Built For Two

1951 SP IMPERIAL 45-8101 (US) . Morning, Noon And Night / The Coffin Built For Two
1951 78 t. IMPERIAL 8103 (US) . Butter Ball Bounce / Drop In The Bucket
1951 SP IMPERIAL 45-8103 (US) . Butter Ball Bounce / Drop In The Bucket
1951 78 t. IMPERIAL 8105 (US) . Wild Side Of Life (Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS) / When The Operated On Papa, They Opened Mama's Male
1951 SP IMPERIAL 45-8105 (US) . Wild Side Of Life (Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS) / When The Operated On Papa, They Opened Mama's Male
1951 78 t. IMPERIAL 8112 (US) . Honky Tonkin' Woman / Curtain Of Tears
1951 SP IMPERIAL 45-8112 (US) . Honky Tonkin' Woman / Curtain Of Tears
1951 78 t. IMPERIAL 8122 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS - Somebody's Blue / More Than Friends
1951 SP IMPERIAL 45-8122 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS - Somebody's Blue / More Than Friends
1951 78 t. IMPERIAL 8129 (US) . That's That / Till Death Do You Part
1951 SP IMPERIAL 45-8129 (US) . That's That / Till Death Do You Part
11/1951 78 t. IMPERIAL 8133 (US) . My Angel Isn't On My Christmas Tree / God Is On Our Side
11/1951 SP IMPERIAL 45-8133 (US) . My Angel Isn't On My Christmas Tree / God Is On Our Side
1952 78 t. IMPERIAL 8136 (US) . Easy Way Out / If Tomorrow Would Be Yesterday
1952 SP IMPERIAL 45-8136 (US) . Easy Way Out / If Tomorrow Would Be Yesterday
02/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 1958 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS - Lifetime Of Shame / True Or False
02/1952 SP CAPITOL F1958 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS - Lifetime Of Shame / True Or False
03/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 2035 (US) . Girl With A Past / You're In Love With You
03/1952 SP CAPITOL F2035 (US) . Girl With A Past / You're In Love With You
06/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 2142 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS - One That I Won / You Don't Kiss Me
06/1952 SP CAPITOL F2142 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS - One That I Won / You Don't Kiss Me
11/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 2294 (US)  . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS - Heartbreaker / That One I Won
11/1952 SP CAPITOL F2294 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS - Heartbreaker / That One I Won
04/1953 78 t. CAPITOL 2425 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS - Let's Do It Just Once / This Night Won't Last Forever
04/1953 SP CAPITOL F2425 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS - Let's Do It Just Once / This Night Won't Last Forever
07/1953 78 t. CAPITOL 2518 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS - Release Me / Just To Be With You
07/1953 SP CAPITOL F2518 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS - Release Me / Just To Be With You
11/1953 78 t. CAPITOL 2636 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS - Cat 'n' Around / Make Me Live Again
11/1953 SP CAPITOL F2636 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS - Cat 'n' Around / Make Me Live Again
06/1954 78 t. CAPITOL 2767 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS - Cry Cry Darling / Then I'll Be Happy
06/1954 SP CAPITOL F2767 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS - Cry Cry Darling / Then I'll Be Happy
08/1954 78 t. CAPITOL 2866 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS - Ethyl In My Gas Tank / You Oughta Know
08/1954 SP CAPITOL F2866 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS - Ethyl In My Gas Tank / You Oughta Know
12/1954 78 t. CAPITOL 2990 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS - Sharp Shooter / I Told You So
12/1954 SP CAPITOL F2990 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS - Sharp Shooter / I Told You So
03/1955 SP CAPITOL F3071 (US) . Sebbin Come Elebbin (Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS) / That's All I Want From You (Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS)
06/1955 SP CAPITOL F3156 (US) . Go Ahead On (Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS / Vocal by Jimmy HEAP) / Love Can Move Mountains (Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS / Vocal by Perk WILLIAMS)
1955 SP CAPITOL F3252 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS - Rovin' Girl / Riches Or Rags
10/1955 SP CAPITOL F3253 (US) . Just For Tonight / My First Love Affair
02/1956 SP CAPITOL F3333 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Perk WILLIAMS - Butternut (instr.) / It Takes A Heap Of Lovin'
05/1956 SP CAPITOL F3434 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS - Heap Of Boogie / Conscience I'm Guilty
09/1956 SP CAPITOL F3543 (US) . This Song Is Just For You / Mingling
1956 EP CAPITOL EAP 1-606 (US)

Girl With A Past / Release Me / Ethyl In My Gas Tank / Sharp Shooter

1957 SP BIG BAND JH-1001 (US) .

See No Man No Yo Yo / Too Little Much Too Late

12/1957 SP FAME FA-501 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS - I'm One Of Those / Alone At The Phone
1958 SP FAME FA-502 (US) .

Little Jewel / Study Hall Romance

03/1959 SP D 1050 (US) . Jimmie HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS - Someone Else Is Filling My Shoes / Born To Love You
10/1959 SP IMPERIAL X8325 (US) .

The Wild Side Of Life / When They Operated On Papa, They Opened Mama's Male

12/1959 SP DART 119 (US) . Jimmie HEAP & His ORCHESTRA - Meanwhile (instr.) / Gismo (instr.)
1960 SP IMPERIAL 8325 (US) . Wild Side Of Life / When They Operated On Papa
10/1960 SP FAME FA-509 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS - Summit Ridge Rock (instr.) / Night Cap (instr.)
06/1961 SP FAME FA-510 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS - Go Get "Em" / Wild Side Of Life
08/1961 SP WINSTON 1058-45 (US) . Is It Wrong / Little Bluebird
11/1961 SP FAME FA-511 (US) . Jimmy HEAP & The MELODY MASTERS with Kenny FRAZIER, Guitarist - Flint Rock (instr.) / Forever Yours (instr.)
1964 SP PLA-BOY 1101-1 (US) .

Tyger, Tyger Tyger / Sassy Kind Of lovin'

1964 SP PLA-BOY 1102 (US) .

Special On Your Heart / Keep Your Someone New

1965? SP SPLASH SP-1001 (US) .

The Freak / Centrefold Of The Playgirl Magazine

1965? SP SPLASH SP-1002 (US) .

Got You On My Mind Again / Goodnight Irene

1967 SP FAME FA-900 (US) .

The Nudist Colony / Cinderella







Albums

1964 LP 12" FAME FA-LP/1001 (US)

unknown title

1964 LP 12" PLAYBOY PLP 110111 (US)

Banned In Tijuana

1964 LP 12" PLAYBOY ? (US) Banned In BOSTON
1965 LP 12" FAME FA-LP/1002 (US) unknown title
1966 LP 12" FAME FA-LP/1003 (US) LAUGH POTION - THE JIMMY HEAP SHOW FEATURING KEN IDAHO - Henry The VIII / The Golf Game / See The Big Man Cry / Love Portion No. 9
1966 LP 12" FAME FA-LP/1004 (US)

Laff Fun-tier - THE JIMMY HEAP SHOW FEATURING KEN IDAHO - Grandpa Flewhardy / Giddy Up A Go Go / Cinderella / Little Brown Shack / Little Red Riding Hood

1966 LP 12" FAME FA-LP/1005 (US)

Laff-A-Rammer - THE JimmY Heap Show featuring Ken Idaho - Grandpa’s Anniversary / Just Plain Crazy / Snow White / Drunk Again / Almost Persuaded / The Nudist Colony

1967 LP 12" FAME FA-LP/1006 (US) LAUGH CLINIC - THE JIMMY HEAP SHOW FEATURING KEN IDAHO - Grandpa Flewhardy / Juke Box In The Bedroom / Peabody’s Pills / Beat St. Nick / Percy Fillrod / Doctor Seamore Rumps
1967 LP 12" FAME FA-LP-1007 (US)

Here’s To Ya - THE JIMMY HEAP SHOW FEATURING KEN IDAHO - The Ring Around / Modern T.V. / My Can Do Can’t Keep Up With My / Ken Tells A Clean One / Hangout / Woman Politican / Do-Wacka-Do / Drag-Nut

1968 LP 12" FAME FA-LP-1008 (US)

Bull Sheet - THE JIMMY HEAP SHOW FEATURING KEN IDAHO - The Monster / Gramps Heals The Sick / Football / Orange Blossom Special / Dr. Rumps Transplants

1968 LP 12" FAME FA-LP-1009 (US)

Nuts To Ya! - Jimme Heap Show featuring Ken Idaho

1969 LP 12" FAME FA-LP-1010 (US)

Do It My Way - Jimme Heap Show featuring Ken Idaho

1970 LP 12" FAME FA-LP-2003 (US)

The Other Side Of The Jimmy Heap Show - Wipeout / Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye / Last Night / Soldier Boy / Watermelon Man / Green Onions / Going Out With The Tide / The Lamp Of Love / Midnight Hour / Harbor Lights

197? LP 12" FAME FA-LP-2004 (US)

Dancetown U.S.A. - Release Me / Peanuts / They’ll Never Take Her Love From Me / Fraulein / The Green Green Grass Of Home / Jalisco / Walk Through The World With Me / Guitar Boogie / All For The Love Of A Girl / A Little Bit Of Heaven

1978 LP 12" CRAZY CAJUN CCLP-1105 (US)

Jimmy Heap At His Best - Time Changes Everything / Why Don’t You Open The Door / You Don’t Love Me But I’ll Always Care / Ain’t That A Shame / Let The Four Winds Blow / Mathilda / Wild Side Of Life / I’ll Sail My Ship Alone / No Letter Today / What Am I Living For

04/1992 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15617 (DE) JIMMY HEAP & THE MELODY MASTERS - Release Me / Love In The Valley / Just To Be With You / (I Wanna Go Where You Go) Then I'll Be Happy / Heartbreaker / You're In Love With You / Just For Tonight / Girl With A Past / Lifetime Of Shame / You Don't Kiss Me 'cause You Love Me / The One That I Won / Ethyl In My Gas Tank (No Gal In My Arms) / My First Love Affair / Love Can Move Mountains / Conscience I'm Guilty / This Song Is Just For You / You Oughta Know / I Told You So / Butternut / Long John / Mingling / Heap Of Boogie / You're Nothing But A Nothin' / That's All I Want From You / I'll Follow The Crowd / It Takes A Heap Of Lovin' / Cry Cry Darling / You Didn't Have Time / Let's Do It Just Once / This Night Won't Last Forever
1994 CD Cowgirlboy LP-5120 (DE)

The Early Hillbilly Years - That's That / Till Death Do You Part / Butter Ball Bounce / Drop In The Bucket / Easy Way Out / If Tomorrow Could Be Yesterday / Sunset Sends Sorrow / I Hope You're Satisfied / Somebody's Blue / More Than Friends / If Mama Was Here / Million Tears / It's One Thing To Forgive Another To Forget / Don't Steal My Dreams / Honk Your Horn / Carbon Copy

2006 CD Cattle Compact CCD-328 (DE)

The Wild Side Of Life (1949-1951) - Wild Side Of Life / When They Operated On Papa They Opened Mama's Male / A Coffin Built For Two / Morning, Noon And Night / You Were Meant To Ruin My Dreams / There's A Broken Pane In The Window Of My Heart / A Million Tears / If Mama Was Here / Honk Your Horn / Carbon Copy / If Tomorrow Could Be Yesterday / Easy Way Out / Butter Ball Bounce / Drop In The Bucket / That's That / Till Death Do You Part / Sunset Sends Sorrow / I Hope You're Satisfied / It's One Thing To Forgive Another To Forget / Don't Steal My Dreams / More Than Friends / Somebody's Blue

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