Duo Country US formé en 1930 à Mount Vernon (Kentucky) et composé de Karl Victor Davis (né le 17 Décembre 1905 à Mount Vernon (Kentucky), décédé le 29 Mai 1979) et Harty (né Hartford Connecticut Taylor le 11 Avril 1905 à Mount Vernon (Kentucky),  décédé en Octobre 1963).

Successful and influential country music duo of the '30s. Karl (b Karl Victor Davis, 17 Dec. '05, Mt. Vernon KY, d 29 May '79) and Harty (b Hartford Connecticut Taylor, 11 April '05, Mt. Vernon, d Oct. '63) grew up as childhood pals and in their teens formed the Kentucky Krazy Kats with Doc Hopkins. Appeared on local radio and toured as part of a semi-pro basketball team, playing music during intermission; moved on to WLS Chicago to join John Lair's Cumberland Ridge Runners. As a duo they had radio and record success with "I Dreamed I Searched Heaven For You' '34, "I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail, '36, "Kentucky' '38, the latter two a big influence on the Everly Brothers. Karl's lead singing and Harty's sweet tenor proved popular on WLS's Barn Dance to '37, then moved to WJJD's Suppertime Frolic. After the war their sentimental, down-home style was out of favour; retired in early '50s, Karl continuing songwriting, covered in later years by Hank Locklin, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt.

Style musical : Old Time, Traditional Country

WHEN THE ATOM BOMB FELL (1945)

WHY DO GIRLS WEAR BREECHES (1946)

MEAN MEAN MAMA (1946)

B-I-B-L-E (1947)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

78 t.

1935 78 t. CONQUEROR 8605 (US) There's a Beautiful Home / Friendless And Sad
1935 78 t. CONQUEROR 8660 (US) I'm S-A-V-E-D / I Need The Prayers Of Those I Love
1936 78 t. CONQUEROR 8728 (US) The Prisoner's Dream / House Where We Were Wed
1936 78 t. CONQUEROR 8729 (US) They Are All Going Home But One / The Hymns My Mother Sang
1936 78 t. CONQUEROR 8730 (US) Our Partner's Phonograph Record / Darling Think Of What You've Done
1937 78 t. CONQUEROR 8833 (US) Answer To The Prisoner's Dream / I'm Going Home This Evening
1940 78 t. CONQUEROR 9406 (US) Little Sweetheart, I'm In Prison / Two Faced Preacher
1940 78 t. CONQUEROR 9407 (US) Seven Beers With The Wrong Woman / Don't Monkey 'Round My Widder
1940 78 t. CONQUEROR 9408 (US) She Did Not Get Her Baby Out Of Jail / I Didn't Hear Anyone Pray
1940 78 t. VOCALION 05439 (US) I Didn't Hear Anyone Pray / She Did Not Get Her Baby Out Of Jail
1940 78 t. VOCALION 05500 (US) Don't Monkey 'Round My Widder / Seven Beers With The Wrong Woman
1940 78 t. VOCALION 05549 (US) Little Sweetheart, I'm In Prison / Two Faced Preacher
1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9687 (US) Seven Beers With The Wrong Woman / Two Faced Preacher
1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9688 (US) Kentucky / Look At What Those Blue Eyes Did To Me
1941 78 t. OKEH 06066 (US)

Kentucky / Look At What Those Blue Eyes Did To Me

1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9689 (US) I Heard The Wicked Pray / Gospel Cannon Ball
1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9690 (US) Let's All Have Another Beer / Fifty One Beers
1941 78 t. OKEH 06115 (US) Fifty One Beers / You Didn't Want A Sweetheart
1941 78 t. OKEH 06163 (US) Look At What Those Blue Eyes Did To Me / Kentucky
1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9796 (US) I Didn't Hear Anyone Pray / Little Sweetheart, I'm In Prison
1941 78 t. OKEH 06207 (US) I Heard The Wicked Pray / Gospel Cannon Ball
1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9840 (US) Angel Of East Tennessee / Training Camp Blues
1941 78 t. OKEH 06207 (US) I Heard The Wicked Pray / Gospel Cannon Ball
1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9841 (US) I'll Always Love You / Don't Be Blue, Little Pal, Don't Be Blue
1941 78 t. OKEH 06301 (US) I'll Always Love You / Don't Be Blue, Little Pal, Don't Be Blue
1941 78 t. OKEH 06385 (US) Angel Of East Tennessee / Training Camp Blues
1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9842 (US) Sweet Mama Put Him In Low / You Didn't Want A Sweetheart
1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9843 (US) He's A Ring Tail Tornado / Some Girls Do And Some Girls Don't
1945 78 t. HARMONY 1076 (US)

Karl DAVIS & Harty TAYLOR - What's Wrong With The Woman / ?

1945 78 t. COLUMBIA 20023 (US) Don't Let That Sweet Face Fool You / When The Atom Bomb Fell
1946 78 t. COLUMBIA 20105 (US) Why Do Girls Wear Breeches / There's Nothing In The World A Man Won't Do
1946 78 t. COLUMBIA 20141 (US) You Let Me Down / Truck Drivin' Sweetheart
1946 78 t. COLUMBIA 20353 (US) Mean Mean Mama / Mercy On Your Soul
1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 20414 (US) Look What Those Blue Eyes Did To Me / Kentucky
1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 38139 (US) Kentucky / Look What Those Eyes Did To Me
1947 78 t. CAPITOL 415 (US) That Pretty Little Face / B-I-B-L-E
1947 78 t. CAPITOL 40025 (US) Cheatin' Women / Blondes, Brunettes And Red Heads
1947 78 t. CAPITOL 40044 (US) Pretty Thing / True Love
1947 78 t. CAPITOL 40067 (US) Don´t Mix Whiskey With Women / You Cooked Your Goose With Me
1947 78 t. CAPITOL 40089 (US) I Can't Win For Losin' / Reno Bound
1948 78 t. CAPITOL 40111 (US) A Song For Mother / Sweetest Mother
1948 78 t. CAPITOL 40135 (US) Single Man Blues / She’s Got the Cutest Eyes



Albums

1986 LP 12" OLD HOMESTEAD OHCS-137 (US)

KARL & HARTY WITH THE CUMBERLAND RIDGE RUNNERS - Old Rattler / Sally's Not The Same Old Sally / I'll Be All Smiles Tonight / Ridin' On A Hump Back Mule / Nobody's Darling On Earth / Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / I Dreamed I Searched Heaven For You / Friendless And Sad / The Old Maid / Whose Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet; Lorrena; The Prisoners Dream; Darling Think Of What You've Done; There's A Beautiful Home; I Need The Prayers Of Those I Love; I'm S A V E D

07/2005 CD CATTLE CCD 245 (DE) MEMORIES OF THE WLS NATIONAL BARN DANCE DAYS - House Where We Were Wed / Seven Beers With The Wrong Woman / Don't Monkey 'Round My Widder / Gospel Cannon Ball / Let's All Have Another Beer / Sweet Mama, Put Him Low / Fifty-One Beers / I Heard The Wicked Pray / You Didn't Want A Sweetheart / Angel Of East Tennessee / Training Camp Blues / Some Girls Do And Some Girls Don't / Mercy On Your Soul / Mean, Mean Mama / When The Atom Bomb Fell / There's Nothing In This World A Man Won't Do / Why Do Girls Wear Breeches / Don't Let That Sweet Face Fool You / I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Prisioner's Dream / Hymns My Mother Sang / They Are All Going Home But One / Blondes, Brunettes And Red Heads / Cheatin' Women / Reno Bound / I Can't Win For Losin'
09/2006 CD BACM 168 (UK) OLD TIME HARMONY SINGING - Twenty One Years / I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home / I Dreamed I Searched Heaven For You / We Buried Her Beneath The Willow / No Place To Pillow My Head / Im Going Home This Evening / Tombigbee River Farewell / Answer To The Prisoners Dream / Two Faced Preacher / Dont Be Blue Little Pal / Ill Always Love You / I Hide My Face And Cry / You Let Me Down / Truck Drivers Sweetheart / Whats Wrong With The Women Today / Aint You Ashamed / Shes Got The Cutest Eyes / Single Man Blues / Down In The Valley / You Cooked Your Goose With Me / Dont Mix Whiskey With Women

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