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

When I Go A Courtin' My Best Gal (1943) (Nettles Brothers String Band)

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

09/1937 78 t. ARC M7-09-64 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - My Cross Eyed Nancy Jane / Shake It And Take It
09/1937 78 t. VOCALION 03634 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - My Cross Eyed Nancy Jane / Shake It And Take It
10/1937 78 t. ARC M7-10-63 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Just A Little Lovin / No Daddy Blues
10/1937 78 t. VOCALION 03662 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Just A Little Lovin / No Daddy Blues
11/1937 78 t. ARC M7-11-57 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - I Miss The Girl That Misses Me / Oxford (Mississippi) Blues
11/1937 78 t. VOCALION 03694 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - I Miss The Girl That Misses Me / Oxford (Mississippi) Blues
01/1938 78 t. ARC M8-01-58 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Lazy River Moon / A Heart That Is Broken For You
01/1938 78 t. VOCALION 03857 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Lazy River Moon / A Heart That Is Broken For You
02/1938 78 t. ARC M8-02-54 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Answer To Wondering / When We Kissed And Said Good-Bye
02/1938 78 t. VOCALION 03903 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Answer To Wondering / When We Kissed And Said Good-Bye
03/1938 78 t. VOCALION 03952 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Answer To Blue Eyes / Louisiana Moon
04/1938 78 t. VOCALION 04012 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Where The Sweet Magnilias Bloom / Early Morning Blues
05/1938 78 t. VOCALION 04075 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - She's Running Wild / The Prisoner's Farewell
02/1939 78 t. VOCALION 04615 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - High Steppin' Mama / Big Shot Daddy Blues
03/1939 78 t. VOCALION 04655 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - She's Selling What She Used To Give Away / Sugar Baby Blues
03/1939 78 t. CONQUEROR 9188 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - She's Selling What She Used To Give Away / Sugar Baby Blues
04/1939 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 8720 (US) NETTLES BROTHERS STRING BAND - Fannin' Street Blues / Dan, The Banana Man
1941 78 t. BLUEBIRD 8805 (US) NETTLES BROTHERS STRING BAND - You Go Your Way & I'll Go / I Never Worry Over You
1941 78 t. BLUEBIRD 8819 (US) NETTLES BROTHERS STRING BAND - Small Town Blues / Howdy Do Blues
1941 78 t. BLUEBIRD 8881 (US) NETTLES BROTHERS STRING BAND - She's Running Wild / Shift Gears Truck & Go
1942 78 t. BLUEBIRD 8911 (US) NETTLES BROTHERS STRING BAND - I Feel The Draft Coming On / There's No Use To Worry Now
1943 78 t. BLUEBIRD 33-0504 (US)

Nettle Brothers String Band - Beautiful Hawaiian Shores / When I Go A Courtin' My Best Gal

05/1946 78 t. RCA-VICTOR 20-1846 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - You Walked Away With My Heart / Master Minded Mama
10/1946 78 t. RCA-VICTOR 20-1989 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Tears Washed Away Your Smiles / Trouble's All I've Ever Known
03/1947 SP BULLET 637 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Too Many Blues / High Flautin' Mama
1947 SP BULLET 638 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Hungry / You're Breaking My Broken Heart Again
07/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37732 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - She's Selling What She Used To Give Away / Sugar Baby Blues
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20309 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - She's Selling What She Used To Give Away / Sugar Baby Blues
1948 SP IMPERIAL 8032 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Ain't No Tellin' What A Woman Will Do / The Same Thing Could Happen To You
07/1948 SP IMPERIAL 8039 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Tear Drops / Somebody's Darling
04/1949 78 t. MERCURY 6190 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Hadacol Boogie / I'm Footloose Now (And Free To Run)
08/1949 78 t. MERCURY 6209 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me / Do Right Daddy
03/1950 78 t. MERCURY 6249 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - I Hauled Off And Loved Her / Life's Road Of Sorrow
03/1950 SP MERCURY 6249-X45 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - I Hauled Off And Loved Her / Life's Road Of Sorrow
08/1950 78 t. MERCURY 6275 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - When Your Own Love Ain't Around / Hadacol Bounce
08/1950 SP MERCURY 6275-X45 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - When Your Own Love Ain't Around / Hadacol Bounce
05/1951 78 t. MERCURY 6330 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Push And Pull Boogie / Smiles Won't Hide An Achin' Heart
05/1951 SP MERCURY 6330-X45 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Push And Pull Boogie / Smiles Won't Hide An Achin' Heart
07/1951 78 t. MERCURY 6350 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Smiles Won't Hide An Achin' Heart / The Long Road To Travel
01/1955 SP STARDAY 45-174 (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
1966 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
1967 SP NETT 10005 (US) Bill NETTLES & His DIXIE BLUE BOYS - Old Age Pension Blues / I'm Crying You Out Of My Heart







Unissued Tracks

1953 TRUMPET 214 unissued

When My Kitten Stars Cattin' Around

1953 TRUMPET 214 unissued

Be Fair With Your Heart

1954 TRUMPET 220 unissued

A Little Bit Of Everything

1954 TRUMPET 220 unissued

A Little Bit Of Everything / Don't Let Your Lips Say Yes (And Your Heart Say No)

Albums

2001 CD CATTLE CCD 248 (DE) SHAKE IT AND 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
08/2004 CD JASMINE JASMCD-3548 (UK) HADACOL BOOGIE - Hadacol Boogie / Life's Road Of Sorrow / You Can't Hen Peck Me (vocal : Danny Dedmon) / Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me / High Falutin' Mama / The Blues Keep Hangin' On (vocal : Danny Dedmon) / You're Breakin' My Broken Heart Again / I Hauled Off And Loved Her / Gin Drinkin' Mama (vocal : Danny Dedmon) / Do Right Daddy / Push And Pull Boogie / Somebody's Darlin' / Long Road To Travel / Hungry / Hoochie Coochie Woogie (vocal : Danny Dedmon) / I'm Footloose Now (And Free To Run) / Hadacol Bounce / Sweet Little Sweetie Pie (vocal : Danny Dedmon) / When You're Own Love Ain't Around / The Same Thing Could Happen To You / Hula Hula Woogie (vocal : Danny Dedmon) / Ain't No Tellin' What A Woman Will Do / When I Pick Another Wife / Too Many Blues
07/2009 CD Master Classics ? (US)

Hillbilly Best - Gin Drinkin' Mama (vocal : Danny Dedmon) / You're Breakin' My Broken Heart Again / Hula Hula Woogie / You Can't Hen Peck Me (vocal : Danny Dedmon) / Too Many Blues / Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me / The Same Thing Could Happen To You / Life's Road Of Sorrow / Hadacol Boogie / When I Pick Another Wife / I'm Footloose Now (And Free To Run) / Long Road To Travel / I Hauled Off And Loved Her / High Falutin' Mama / When You're Own Love Ain't Around / Ain't No Tellin' What A Woman Will Do / Hadacol Bounce / Push And Pull Boogie / Do Right Daddy / Somebody's Darlin' / Sweet Little Sweetie Pie* H*****e Coochie Woogie (vocal : Danny Dedmon) / The Blues Keep Hangin' On (vocal : Danny Dedmon) / Hungry

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