Chanteur Rockabilly US né Louis Terence Josie, le 14 juillet 1938 à Medina (Ohio), Lou Josie a enregistré pour Argo Records de Chicago (Illinois) (58), Herald (58) et Baton Records de New York (59). Il a aussi utilisé le nom de Jimmy King.
14th, 1938 in Medina Ohio, Louis Terence Josie is a son of a steel worker. His
mother was a homemaker and loved country music.
Lou spent a lot of his younger years listening to Alan Freed on WJW out of Cleveland, Ohio. Lou also was privleged to see Elvis Presley perform live in Cleveland. Those early experiences along with his mother's radio convinced Lou that he was going to be a singer songwriter.
Lou became a resident session guitartist at Cleveland's Audio Recording Studio, allowing him to record songs that he was writing, and producing such singles as "Why Did You Leave Me" and " Some One Else Instead".
Argo and Chess record labels produced some of Lou's earlier recordings such as "Breezin' Out" and "Time's A Wastin'". The sleeping giant of that time was the song "Vacation's Over" which did not come available until 1978.
Throughout the 50s and 60s Lou performed at Englands "Albert Hall" and "The Cavern" as part of the instrumental group "Bee Bumble and the Stingers". Lou also performed his single act with such greats as Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Little Richard, Ritchie Valens, Eddie Arnold, and many more of that era...
Lou has had many great performers record his songs - "Hey Harmonica Man" (Stevie Wonder), "Fugitive" (Ventures), "Blue Side of the Gray" (Atlanta), and his biggest hit song "Midnight Confessions" (The Grass Roots).
Lou Josie is a member of the Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame. His songs have transcended the Rock-A-Billy years into the Rock and Roll years, and are still being recorded today.
Talents : Singer, Guitar, Songwriter
Style musical : Rockabilly
|VACATION'S OVER (19??) (Lou Josie unissued)||
Années en activité :
|02/1958||SP ARGO 5293 (US)||Lou JOSIE & The SPINNERS - Why Did You Leave Me / Someone Else Instead|
|09/1958||SP ARGO5312 (US)||Breezin' Out / Time's A Wastin'|
|11/1958||SP HERALD H-535X (US)||Jimmy KING - Knockin' On Your Door / Broken Vows|
|05/1959||SP BATON 269 (US)||I'm Gonna Git Cha / Lonely Years|
|05/1962||SP CRC 45-102 (CAN)||Jimmy KING - Walk In The Sun / Let Me Laugh Too|
|19??||Unissued track||Lou JOSIE - Vacation's Over|
|12/2002||CD GIRLTALK ? (US)||ME AND MOTHER MUSIC - Then It Begins / The Devil In Me / Cold Light Of Day / Midnight Memories / Obsession / Jessie, Did Your Soul Fly Free / Only One Life To Live / Warm Summer Nights / Midnight Confessions / Blue Side Of The Gray|
|10/2008||CD GIRLTALK ? (US)||MAMAS RADIO - Call Of The King / Lovers Moon / Mamas Radio / Buckingham County / Farewell Jamie / Stardust Row / One More Chance / Innocent Man / Believe In Me / If I Ever Lost Your Love / A Sad Song / Manatees / Better Hold On / Here He Comes, There You Go / Desperate People|
|10/2008||CD GIRLTALK ? (US)||STONES & BONES - Opening Dialogue - 1862 Dialogue / Blue Side Of Gray / Blue Bandanna / 1863 Dialogue / Springtime Of Our Lives / The Dancing Man From Birmingham / 1864 Dialogue / Stones & Bones (The Battle Of Franklin Tn.) / A Soldiers Prayer / Wind / Dixieland You're Still A State Of Mind / Epilogue|
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