Chanteur Country US, Benny Leaders a enregistré chez 4 Star, Freedom, Nucraft, OK'ed et D Records.

Benny Leaders & the Western Rangers was one of a group of Texas bands that boogied back and forth between western swing, country, and early rock & roll styles in the '50s. One of the most famous members of the group was the frontman Link Davis, and this is one place to find the musical pottery shards that are left from this organization's efforts. Davis, whose long string of collaborations and solo efforts included working with the great country singer and songwriter Floyd Tillman, has been the subject of a reissue anthology entitled Let the Good Times Roll: 1948-1963, but this chronicle of good times includes only one quick moment of revelry with the group Leaders led. On the remarkable Krazy Kat label, however, fans of obscure Texas bands can find a whopping three-course feast of Benny Leaders & the Western Rangers. There is the agitated "I'll Be Jumped Up and Down," a song that Nancy Sinatra needs to record entitled "Boots Don't Leave Me," and "Naggin' Woman," which would make a good answer song if she did. These are all part of Heading Back to Houston: Texas C&W 1950-1951, one of the rare compilations with a title that could double as touring advice and a repertoire suggestion. Additional Leaders tracks show up on other compilations, with perhaps his best song being the glum but sanitary "Clean Town Blues." While the fact that Leaders was a bass player would normally lead to a raft of a sideman credits, whatever bass playing he did for others didn't seem to go beyond regional releases even more unknown than the ones of his own group.

Talents : Vocal, Bass

Style musical : Western Swing

Boots Don’t Leave Me (1950)

I’ll Be Jumped Up And Down (1950)

Naggin’ WomAn (1950)

Clean Town Blues (1952)

Hey, Miss Fannie (1953)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

04/1949 78 t. 4 STAR 1299 (US)

I Don't Want Anyone But You / You'll Know Why

01/1950 78 t. 4 STAR 1409 (US) Tell Me / Darling, I'm Blue Over You
01/1950 SP 4 STAR 1409 (US)

Tell Me / Darling, I'm Blue Over You

03/1950 78 t. 4 STAR 1443 (US) Second Hand Heart / Somebody's Stealing My Baby's Sugar
03/1950 SP 4 STAR 1443 (US)

Second Hand Heart / Somebody's Stealing My Baby's Sugar

1950 SP FREEDOM F 5007 (US)

Benny LEADERS with The WESTERN RANGERS - In A Land Of Broken Dreams / Think Of Me

1950 SP FREEDOM F 5012 (US)

Benny LEADERS with The WESTERN RANGERS - Boots Don’t Leave Me / I’ve Got The Craziest Feeling

1950 SP FREEDOM F 5020 (US)

Benny LEADERS with The WESTERN RANGERS - I’ll Be Jumped Up And Down / Harbor Lights

1950 SP FREEDOM F 5029 (US)

Why Don’t You Leave My Heart Alone (Benny LEADERS with The WESTERN RANGERS) / Naggin’ Woman (Benny LEADERS with The WESTERN RANGERS & The RANGER TRIO)

1951 SP FREEDOM F 5038 (US)

Give My Heart A Break (Benny LEADERS' RANGER TRIO & PARKER LEADERS) / Always Remember (Benny LEADERS & The RANGER TRIO)

1952 SP NUCRAFT 105 (US)

Clean Town Blues / Don’t Take My Ring Off Your

08/1953 SP OK'ED 1050 (US) Bennie LEADERS with The WESTERN RANGERS - Hey, Miss Fannie / My Love For You
03/1964 SP D 1257 (US)

Searching For Someone To Love / Fool You Fool

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