Chanteur Country US né William F. Nettles, le 13 mars 1903 à Natchitoches (Louisiane). Bill Nettles a débuté dans les années trente. Il fut managé au début des fifties par le Colonel Tom Parker, juste avant Elvis Presley. Il est décédé le 5 avril 1967 à Monroe (Louisiane).

Bill Nettles was a noted songwriter and country singer over a span of three decades. A disabled navy veteran of World War I, Nettles and his brother Norman were the core of various ensembles in Shreveport - the Dixie Blue Boys, and the Nettles Brothers for example - popular on KWKH radio, and oft recorded by Vocalion and Bluebird/RCA (1937-45). In addition, Nettles is reported to have written the huge 1934 hit "Nobody's Darling But Mine" for Jimmie Davis. Nettles's own early recordings often bear Davis's name as co-writer, and in later years Nettles wrote a song about the Davis hit called "The Story Of Nobody's Darling". Nettles's beautiful "Have I Waited Too Long?" was introduced at KWKH in 1943 by Radio Dot and Smoky, and later became Faron Young's theme song. Along with Harmie Smith, Bob Shelton, Dick Hart, young Webb Pierce, and host Hal Burns, Nettles & His Dixie Blue Boys helped to launch a twice-weekly Louisiana Hayride program on KWKH in the summer of 1945 that predated the more famous auditorium show by almost three years. Nettles moved to Monroe, LA., in 1946, and except for short performance stays in Jackson, Mississippi, and Orange, Texas, he remained there for the rest of his life. He continued to record, on the Bullet and Imperial labels, and then found his greatest success with Mercury Records. A tune he wrote and recorded for that label, "Hadacol Boogie", in a Monroe radio station in 1949, was a celebration of Dudley LeBlanc's restorative elixir. It went to # 9 on the country charts. (BTW, "Hadacol Boogie" is alleged to be the first song that Jerry Lee Lewis performed in public, in 1949. Occasionally Jerry will perform the song on stage, though he never recorded it.) Nettles loved to write "answer" songs, such as "Answer To Blue Eyes", "It's Your Turn To Walk The Floor For Me", "I Hauled Off and Loved Her", and even answered his own songs: "(I Want To Be) Somebody's Darling" and "Hadacol Bounce". Not having heard the Nettles version, I'm not sure if the latter is the same song that Professor Longhair recorded, also for Mercury in 1950. Does anyone know? Nettles recorded five sides for Starday in 1954, including the rare proto- rockabilly single "Wine-O Boogie"/"Gumbo Mumbo" (Starday 174), and retired from radio and TV work in 1958. He started his own label in Monroe, Nett Records, for which he made his last recordings during 1965-67.

Talents : Vocal, Guitar, Mandolin

Style musical : Country Boogie, Western Swing, Honky Tonk

HADACOL BOOGIE (1949)

PUSH AND PULL BOOGIE (1951)

WINE-O BOOGIE (1955)

EVERYBODY NEEDS A LITTLE LOVING (1965)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

1937 78 t. VOCALION 03634 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - My Cross Eyed Nancy Jane / Shake It And Take It
1937 78 t. VOCALION 03662 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Just A Little Lovin / No Daddy Blues
1937 78 t. VOCALION 03694 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - I Miss The Girl That Misses Me / Oxford (Mississippi) Blues
1937 78 t. VOCALION 03857 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Lazy River Moon / A Heart That Is Broken For You
1937 78 t. VOCALION 03903 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Answer To Wondering / When We Kissed And Said Good-Bye
1938 78 t. VOCALION 03952 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Answer To Blue Eyes / Louisiana Moon
1938 78 t. VOCALION 04012 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Where The Sweet Magnilias Bloom / Early Morning Blues
1938 78 t. VOCALION 04075 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - She's Running Wild / The Prisoner's Farewell
1938 78 t. CONQUEROR 9188 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Sugar Baby Blues / She's Selling What She Used To Give Away
1939 78 t. VOCALION 04615 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - High Steppin' Mama / Big Shot Daddy Blues
1939 78 t. VOCALION 04655 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - She's Selling What She Used To Give Away / Sugar Baby Blues
1939 78 t. VOCALION 04757 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Why Do The Men Love The Women / Turn About Swing
1941 78 t. BLUEBIRD 8805 (US) NETTLES BROS. - You Go Your Way & I'll Go / I Never Worry Over You
1941 78 t. BLUEBIRD 8819 (US) NETTLES BROS. - Small Town Blues / Howdy Do Blues
1941 78 t. BLUEBIRD 8881 (US) NETTLES BROS. - She's Running Wild / Shift Gears Truck & Go
1946 78 t. RCA-VICTOR 20-1846 (US) You Walked Away With My Heart / Master Minded Mama
1946 78 t. RCA-VICTOR 20-1989 (US) Tears Washed Away Your Smiles / Trouble's All I've Ever Known
1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 20309 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Sugar Baby Blues / She's Selling What She Used To Give Away
1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37732 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - She's Selling What She Used To Give Away / Sugar Baby Blues
1948 ? SP BULLET 637 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Too Many Blues / High Flautin' Mama
1948 ? SP BULLET 638 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Hungry / You're Breaking My Broken Heart Again
1949 SP IMPERIAL 8032 (US) Ain't No Tellin' What A Woman Will Do / The Same Thing Could Happen To You
1949 SP IMPERIAL 8039 (US) Tear Drops / Somebody's Darling
1949 78 t. MERCURY 6209 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me / Do Right Daddy
1950 78 t. MERCURY 6249 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - I Hauled Off And Loved Her / Life's Road Of Sorrow
1950 78 t. MERCURY 6275 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - When Your Own Love Ain't Around / Hadacol Bounce
1951 78 t. MERCURY 6330 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Push And Pull Boogie / Smiles Won't Hide An Achin' Heart
1955 SP STARDAY 174 (US) Wine-O Boogie / Gumbo Mumbo
1965 SP NETT 10001 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - One Step Behind / Everybody Needs A Little Loving
1965 SP NETT 10002 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - God Bless My Darling He's Somewhere (In Viet Nam) / Got A Lot Of Lovin' To Do
196? SP NETT 10005 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Old Age Pension Blues / I'm Crying You Out Of My Heart

Albums

08/2004 CD JASMINE 3548 (UK) HADACOL BOOGIE - Hadacol Boogie / Life's Road Of Sorrow / You Can't Hen Peck Me / Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me / High Falutin' Mama / The Blues Keep Hangin' On / You're Breakin' My Broken Heart Again / I Hauled Off And Loved Her / Gin Drinkin' Mama / Do Right Daddy / Push And Pull Boogie / Somebody's Darlin' / Long Road To Travel / Hungry / Hoochie Coochie Woogie / I'm Footloose Now (And Free To Run) / Hadacol Bounce / Sweet Little Sweetie Pie / When You're Own Love Ain't Around / The Same Thing Could Happen To You / Hula Hula Woogie / Ain't No Tellin' What A Woman Will Do / When I Pick Another Wife / Too Many Blues
08/2005 CD CATTLE CCD 248 (DE) SHAKE IT & TAKE IT - Oxford (Miss.) Blues / I Miss The Girl (That Misses Me) / She's Selling What She Used T0 Give Away /Sugar Baby Blues / Master Minded Mama / You're Breaking My Broken Heart Again / Hungry / Too Many Blues / High Falutin' Mama / Tears Have Washed Away Your Smile / Trouble's All I've Ever Known / Why Do The Men Love The Women? / Turn About Swing / The Answer To Wondering / Answer To Blue Eyes / When We Kissed And Said Goodbye / Louisiana Moon / Shake It And Take It / My Cross Eyed Nancy Jane / Lazy River Moon / A Heart That Is Broken For You / Fannin' Street Blues / Dan, The Banana Man / Tear Drops (On The Moon Tonight) / Somebody's Darling

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