Chanteur Country US né Gerald Irby, le 20 Octobre 1917 à New Braunfels (Texas). Jerry Irby est décédé le 2 Décembre 1983.

US Country singer born Gerald Irby, 20 October 1917 in New Braunfels, Texas, USA, died 2 December 1983. Irby was raised by his wealthy grandmother, a fact that contradicted his claim to have struggled ‘with just a cheap guitar and a few songs’. In 1933, he moved to Houston playing honky tonks, and in 1936 formed a duo with Ted Daffan. In 1938, they split when Daffan joined the Bar X Cowboys and Irby briefly fronted his Serenaders in Beaumont. In 1940, owing to grandmother’s finances, he opened Jerry’s Country Palace, but in June 1941, it closed and he became the Vocalsist with the Bar X Cowboys (Daffan had by this time left to form his Texans). In 1945, although still with the Cowboys, Irby made solo recordings for Gulf, achieving local state success with his song ‘Drivin’ Nails In My Coffin’. He also made recordings with the Cowboys but when further solo recordings for Globe caused disagreements, he left the Cowboys to form his Texas Ranchers. He later recorded for Mercury Records, Imperial Records and 4 Star, before joining MGM Records in 1948. He achieved success with ‘Roses Have Thorns’ and his songs were recorded by Bob Wills and Bill Boyd. In 1948, he opened his Texas Corral Nite Club (with grandmother’s backing) and played there until the early 50s, when, plagued by a drink problem and almost broke, he sold the club to go into farming. He was equally unsuccessful in this area and by 1955, he was back in Houston. In December 1955, his old friend Daffan recorded him singing ‘Tangled Mind’, for his Daffan label. It proved a hit and he formed a band and made further recordings, including ‘A Man Is A Slave’. Sadly, he failed to make a return to the good times and left music for a time during the 60s, helping his wife to run a beauty salon. After they divorced, he returned to singing around 1971, even opening a club. He remarried and, in 1973, became an evangelist. He recorded albums of gospel music and even gave some of his old songs new religious lyrics. He was quoted as saying, ‘I’m still in the country music business; it just has a different message’. In 1977, he had a popular television programme in Houston. His recordings for the Daffan label were included on Bear Family Records’ 2-CD set The Daffan Records, released in 1995, but few others are available.

Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country

Nails In My Coffin (1945)

HILLBILLY BOOGIE (1947)

MY GAL FROM TENNESSEE (1947)

Forty-Nine Women (1948)

Forty-Nine Women (1956)

CLICKETY CLACK (1956)

CHANTILLY LACE (1960) (Jerry & Jeanne Irby)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

1945 78 t. GULF 103 (US)

Nails In My Coffin / You Don't Love Me Anymore

1946 78 t. GLOBE 102 (US)

Drivin' The Nails In My Coffin / Super Boogie Woogie

1946 78 t. GLOBE 113 (US)

Drivin' The Nails In My Coffin / Sugar Pie

1946 78 t. GLOBE 114 (US)

Steel Guitar Special / Rainy Sunday Night (as by Elmer Christian)

1946 78 t. GLOBE 115 (US)

Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS RANCHERS - Don't You Weep / You Don't Love Me Anymore

1946 78 t. GLOBE 116 (US)

My Life Is Filled With Sorrow / I'm Lonesome But I'm Free (as by Elmer Christian)

1946 78 t. GLOBE 119 (US)

Maybe I Won't Need You Anymore (as by Elmer Christian) / Life's Been A Failure (as by Elmer Christian)

1946 78 t. GLOBE 120 (US)

Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS COWBOYS - Super Boogie Woogie / Rocks And Gravel

05/1947 78 t. MERCURY 6039 (US)

Bar X Coyboys - Wednesday Night Waltz / Someone Just Like You

05/1947 78 t. MERCURY 6040 (US) Bar X Coyboys - Southtown Swing / Cornfed Gal
1947 78 t. IMPERIAL 8003 (US)

Texas Gal Polka / I'm Gonna Get Tight

1947 78 t. IMPERIAL 8005 (US)

Ball And Chain / There's Nothing Left For Me

1947 78 t. IMPERIAL 8006 (US) Don't Lie My Darlin' / By Rio Grande
1947 78 t. IMPERIAL 8007 (US)

Too Many Women / If I Had A Great Long Pistol

1947 78 t. IMPERIAL 8011 (US)

Uptown Swing / My Life Is Full Of Sorrow

1947 78 t. IMPERIAL 8013 (US)

Steel Guitar Special / Super Boogie Woogie

1947 78 t. IMPERIAL 8014 (US)

Hillbilly Boogie / My Gal From Tennessee

1947 78 t. IMPERIAL 8017 (US)

Mamma Don't Allow / Tell Me You Care

12/1947 78 t. MGM 10117 (US)

Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS RANCHERS - Roses Have Thorns / Cup Of Coffee And A Cigarette

1948 78 t. IMPERIAL 8029 (US)

Just For Tonight / Million Times Or More

03/1948 78 t. MGM 10151 (US)

Cryin' In Beer / Answer To Drivin' The Nails In My Coffin

05/1948 78 t. MGM 10188 (US)

Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS RANCHERS - Forty-Nine Women / Great Long Pistol

08/1948 78 t. MGM 10253 (US)

Song Of San Antone / The Sun Won't Shine For Me

10/1948 78 t. MGM 10284 (US)

Drivin' The Nails In My Coffin' / Too Many Womwen

02/1949 78 t. MGM 10345 (US)

Texas Gal Polka / Don't Count Your Chickems

04/1949 78 t. MGM 10396 (US)

Uptown Swing / A Broken Heart Is Good For You

08/1949 78 t. MGM 10475 (US)

By The Rio Grande / You Just Can't Be Trusted Anymore

12/1949 78 t. MGM 10580 (US) Mama Don't Allow It / Memory Of A Rose
1949 78 t. Hill Billy Hitparade 1015 (US)

Our Darling Baby / There's A Bright Star Shining For Me

1949 78 t. CIRECO 101 (US)

Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS RANCHERS - You Can't Take It With You / Almost Every Time

1949 78 t. CIRECO 102 (US)

Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS RANCHERS - Forty-Nine Women / Little I And Big You (with Texas Bill Strength)

01/1950 78 t. MGM 10595 (US)

Jerry IRBY'S TEXAS RANGERS - One Way Blues / Don't Know Where I'm Goin'

08/1950 78 t. MGM 10771 (US) Coddling Baby / I'm So Disgusted
08/1950 SP MGM K 10771 (US)

Coddling Baby / I'm So Disgusted

10/1950 78 t. MGM 10809 (US) Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS RANCHERS - Ball And Chain / Hillbilly Boogie
10/1950 SP MGM K 10809 (US)

Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS RANCHERS - Ball And Chain / Hillbilly Boogie

09/1951 78 t. 4-STAR 1578 (US) Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS RANCHERS - Rose / Buy Me A Bottle Of Beer
09/1951 SP 4-STAR 45-1578 (US) Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS RANCHERS - Rose / Buy Me A Bottle Of Beer
11/1951 78 t. MGM 11109 (US) I've Got The Blues For Texas / There's A Moon To Love By
11/1951 SP MGM K 11109 (US)

I've Got The Blues For Texas / There's A Moon To Love By

1951 78 t. & SP Humming bird 1001 (US)

Jerry IRBY & HIS TEXAS RANCHANDS - After Today / Jack Ain't You Ever Coming Back

1951 78 t. & SP Humming bird 1005 (US)

Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS RANCHERS - Trouble In Mind / Crying My Eyes Out

01/1952 78 t. 4-STAR 1591 (US) Standing On The Corner / First Time I Saw That Gal
01/1952 SP 4-STAR 45-1591 (US)

Standing On The Corner / First Time I Saw That Gal

1956 SP POLLY 201 (US) Forty Nine Women / Jambalaya (Frank VIVIAN)
02/1956 SP DAFFAN 102 (US) Ted DAFFAN & Jerry IRBY - Bottom Of The List / Tangled Mind
11/1956 SP DAFFAN 106 (US)

Call For Me Darling / It's Time You Started Looking

12/1956 SP DAFFAN 108 (US) Jerry IRBY & The TEXAS RANCHERS - Clickety Clack / A Man Is A Slave
1957 SP DAFFAN 111 (US)

That's Too Bad / I'd Give Anything In This World

1958 SP HILO 1244/45 (US)

Nails In My Coffin' / Sea

195? SP J & B 1010 (US)

Betty Baby / That's What I'm Going To Do

1960 SP JER-RAY 222 (US) Jerry & Jeanne IRBY - Chantilly Lace / Hurricane
1973 SP World Witness 2574 (US)

Night I Whipped The Devil / There Ain't No Use In Waitin'

11/1975 SP BAGATELLE 2377 (US)

Christmas Time / Believe








Albums

09/1975 LP 12" Bagatelle 92875 (US)

Hot Line To Heaven - Brother Am I Happy / You Must Be Born Again / My Short Testimony / Believe / Love Is The Key / Hot Line To Heaven / Just Take The First Step / Every Day / Easter Time / Christmas Time

1993 CD COLLECTOR CLCD-2851 (NL) Boppin' Hillbilly Series  - JERRY IRBY - Hillbilly Boogie / Clickety Clark (with Ted Daffan & His Texans) / It's Time You Started Looking / Call For Me Darling / Texas Gal Polka [instr.] / Song Of San Antone / One Cup Of Coffee And A Cigarette / Uptown Swing / Mama Don't Allow It / Super Boogie Woogle / Nail In My Coffin / First Time I Saw That Gal / 49 Women / One Way Blues / I've Got The Blues For Texas / Answer To Drivin' Nails In My Coffin / Don't Count Your Chickens / You Just Can't Be Trusted Anymore / Ball And Chain / Sugar Pie / There's A Bright Star Shining For Me / Our Darling Baby Girl / Too Many Women / I'm So Disgusted / My Gal From Tennessee (with Ted Daffan & His Texans) / Bottom Of The List
2010 CD BACM CD D 307 (UK) JERRY IRBY & LINK DAVIS - TEXAS SWING - I'm Gonna Get Tight (Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS RANCHERS) / If I Had A Great Long Pistol ((Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS RANCHERS) / Too Many Women ((Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS RANCHERS) / Texas Gal Polka ((Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS RANCHERS) / My Pretty Blonde (Link DAVIS & His BLUEBONNET PLAYBOYS) / Tired Of Being Lonesome (Link DAVIS & His BLUEBONNET PLAYBOYS) /  Born To Love You (Link DAVIS & His BLUEBONNET PLAYBOYS) / Why Did You Go Away (Link DAVIS & His BLUEBONNET PLAYBOYS) / There's Nothing Left For Me (Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS RANCHERS) / Ball And Chain; Don't Lie My Darlin' ((Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS RANCHERS) / By The Rio Grande ((Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS RANCHERS) / I'm Tired (Link DAVIS & His BLUEBONNET PLAYBOYS) / I'm Waiting For You (Link DAVIS & His BLUEBONNET PLAYBOYS) / Hillbilly Boogie ((Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS RANCHERS) / My Gal From Tennessee ((Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS RANCHERS) / Uptown Swing ((Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS RANCHERS) / My Life Is Full Of Sorrow ((Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS RANCHERS) / Mama Don't Allow ((Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS RANCHERS) / Tell Me Do You Care ((Jerry IRBY & His TEXAS RANCHERS) / Rice And Gravy Blues (Link DAVIS & His BLUEBONNET PLAYBOYS) / Broken Heart (Link DAVIS & His BLUEBONNET PLAYBOYS) / You Played Around (Link DAVIS & His BLUEBONNET PLAYBOYS) / Rice And Gravy Boogie (Link DAVIS & His BLUEBONNET PLAYBOYS) / Texas Swing (Link DAVIS & His BLUEBONNET PLAYBOYS) / Steel Guitar Jump (Link DAVIS & His BLUEBONNET PLAYBOYS) / You Low Down Conceited Dog (Link DAVIS & His BLUEBONNET PLAYBOYS) / You Loved Me Too Late (Link DAVIS & His BLUEBONNET PLAYBOYS) / I'm Grieving Over You (Link DAVIS & His BLUEBONNET PLAYBOYS)

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