Chanteur US nť James Aucoin le 26 Janvier1928 ŗ Winchester (Mississippi). James O'Gwynn a dťbutť en 1956 et enregistre pour Starday et D Records. En 1960, James passe ŗ l'Opry de Nashville (Tennessee) et grave chez Mercury plusieurs singles. Surnommť l'Irlandais souriant (The Smiling Irishman), il obtient son premier hit en 1962. Par la suite, James signera chez Hickory, United Artists et Plantation, sans jamais retrouver la notoriťtť obtenue chez Mercury. Pourtant, James O'Gwynn, Vocalsiste inspirť, a continuť ŗ chanter dans la meilleure tradition du Honky Tonk.
Il est mort le 19 Janvier 2011 ŗ Hattisburg (Mississippi).

"The Smilin' Irishman of Country Music," James O'Gwynn was briefly popular between the late '50s and the early '60s. He was born a Mississippi farmboy January 26, 1928 and raised near Hattiesburg, the son of a mechanic and a talented musician. He learned the guitar as a child from his mother, and his earliest influences were Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams. He dropped out of grade school to help out at his father's business and later served as a U.S. Marine for four years. During his tour of duty, he decided to become a country singer. He made his debut appearance during a campaign rally for a gubernatorial candidate while on leave. The candidate suggested O'Gwynn contact Houston deejay Hal Harris, who in turn introduced the young soldier to Biff Collie, the producer and host of Houston Jamboree. O'Gwynn joined the show in 1954, as did George Jones. Eventually he hooked up with renowned producer Pappy Dailey and in 1956 recorded "Losing Game." O'Gwynn joined the Louisiana Hayride and released two more singles the following year. In 1958, he signed with Dailey's D label, where he finally found chart success with such songs as the Top Ten "Talk to Me Lonesome Heart" and "Blue Memories," which peaked in the Top 30. In 1959, O'Gwynn released two more hit singles, and, with the help of Jim Reeves, debuted on the Grand Ole Opry. He moved to Nashville in 1961 and appeared on the Opry for the next two years. During this time, he scored two more minor hits, including "My Name is Mud," his last chart appearance. During the 1960s, O'Gwynn worked with different major and independent labels, but to no avail; by the end of the decade, he had moved to Arkansas and gone into semi-retirement. In 1971, O'Gwynn tried a comeback, with no success.
He died January 19, 2011 in Hattisburg (Mississippi).

Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Honky Tonk

Bottle Talk (1955)

Ready For Freddy (1956)

EASY MONEY (1959)

HOUSE OF BLUE LOVERS (1960)

MY NAME IS MUD (1962)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

02/1955 SP NUCRAFT 2020 (US) .

James O'Gwynn & His CryBabies - Love In An Old Fashioned Way / Bottle Talk

06/1955 SP NUCRAFT 2023 (US) .

James O'Gwynn & His CryBabies -  I Wish You Wuz My Darling But You Ain't / Love Made Me Slave

01/1956 SP AZALEA 45-106 (US) . James O'Gwynn & His Cry Babies - Ready For Freddy / Your Love Is Strong
10/1956 SP STARDAY 45-266 (US) .

Losing Game / If I Never Get To Heaven

02/1957 SP MERCURY 71066x45 (US) .

Mule Skinner Blues / Who'll Be The Next One

05/1957 SP MERCURY 71127x45 (US) .

I Cry / Do You Miss Me

11/1957 SP MERCURY 71234x45 (US) .

Two Little Hearts / You're Always Won

06/1958 SP D 45-1006 (US) .

Changeable / Talk To Me, Lonesome Heart

11/1958 SP D 45-1022 (US) .

Blue Memories / You Don't Want To Hold Me

1958 EP DIXIE 45-536 (US)

Tupelo County Jail / Invitation To The Blues / + other artists

03/1959 SP MERCURY 71419x45 (US) .

Were You Ever A Stranger / How Can I Think Of Tomorrow

07/1959 SP MERCURY 71452x45 (US) .

Trying To Forget You / Take The Last Look

10/1959 SP MERCURY 71513x45 (US) . Easy Money / Tears Of Tomorrow
1959 SP AZALEA 2023 (US) . Love Made Me Slave / I Wish You Wuz My Darling But You Ain't
01/1960 SP MERCURY 71584x45 (US) .

Someone Sweet To Love / That's All I Got From You

06/1960 SP MERCURY 71640x45 (US) .

I Won't Love You Anymore / You're Too Easy To Remember

1960 SP Murcery 101 (US) . El Tropical (Johnny Gonzales & Los Nortenoes) / Bottle Talk (James O'Gwynn)
12/1960 SP MERCURY 71731 (US) .

House Of Blue Lovers / Another Falling Tear

1960 EP MERCURY ZEP 10080 (UK)

Country And Western Trail Blazers Number 3 - James O'Gwynn : Trying To Forget You / Take The Last Look / Connie Hall : The Bottle Or Me / After Date Rendezvous

04/1961 SP MERCURY 71807 (US) .

Down On The Corner Of Love / I'm Getting Nowhere Fast

08/1961 SP MERCURY 71864 (US) .

Your Heart / Too Much Of You

03/1962 SP MERCURY 71935 (US) .

My Name Is Mud / You're Getting All Over Me

07/1962 SP MERCURY 72008 (US) .

Does He Mean That Much To You / What Do You Want From Me

11/1962 SP MERCURY 72053 (US) .

That's How It Is (When You're Lonesome) / Don't We All Have The Right (To Be Wrong)

06/1963 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-628 (US) .

No One Here But Me / There's A Heartache Following Me

01/1964 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-690 (US) .

Cupid's High Powered Rifle / Power Of A Life

07/1964 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-755 (US) .

Genevieve / Heart Storm

01/1965 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-802 (US) .

A Different Story / I'd Meet Me Leaving

11/1965 SP HICKORY 45-1350 (US) .

Back In My Baby's Arms / Red Light On My Heart

04/1966 SP HICKORY 45-1386 (US) .

Bubbling Over / One Drink Is Too Many

08/1966 SP HICKORY 45-1409 (US) .

Eleven Years Ago / Running For Your Love

11/1966 SP HICKORY 45-1429 (US) .

I Won't Love Her Anymore / What Can Any Man Do

1967 SP SSS INT. SSS-712 (US) .

It's Not The Best Way To Live / Queen Of Every Honky Tonk

06/1969 SP STOP ST-288 (US) .

I'll Warm By The Flame / I Know You Don't Lie

11/1969 SP STOP ST-355 (US) .

One Bar Stool At A Time / Scene Of My Latest Sin

11/1971 SP PLANTATION PL-83 (US) .

House Of Blue Lovers / Tomorrow Ends Like Today

02/1972 SP PLANTATION PL-94 (US) .

Country Song / I'm The Mail She's Waiting For

1973 SP PLANTATION PL-98 (US) .

Shade Tree, Fix It Man / Country Song

1973 SP PLANTATION PL-109 (US) .

Gotebo / Queen Of Every Honky Tonk

1974 SP PLANTATION PL-115 (US) .

Singing In The Jungle / If I Could Sing A Country Song

1975 SP PLANTATION PL-122 (US) .

We Love Her (with Rusty Adams) / ?

10/1975 SP PLANTATION PL-130 (US) .

Talk To Me, Oh Lonesome Heart / Tender Years

03/1976 SP PLANTATION PL-138 (US) .

One Night Gone / Loving With A Memory

12/1976 SP PLANTATION PL-147 (US) . James O'Gwynn & Rita Remington - Rings On The Bar / Honky Tonk Angels And Sweet Lovin' Lies
1977 SP PLANTATION PL-161 (US) .

Sock It To Her Song / ?

10/1977 SP PLANTATION PL-164 (US) .

If I Could Get One More Hit / Sock It To Her Song

1978 SP PLANTATION PL-181 (US) .

Color Of The Blues / Swinging Doors

1980 SP Stardust SR-309 (US) .

Love Power / You Slipped Away










Albums

1962 LP 12" MERCURY MG-20727 (mono) / SR-60727 (stereo) (US)

The Best Of James O' Gwynn - My Name Is Mud / I Won't Love You Anymore / Losing Game / You're Too Easy To Remember / The Way That You're Living / Down On The Corner Of Love / House Of The Blue Lovers / If I Never Get To Heaven / Two Little Hearts / I Fell And Broke My Heart / Too Much Time To Cry / Slowly

01/1965 LP 12" Wing MGW-12290-W (mono) / SRW-16290 (stereo) (US)

Heartaches And Memories - Two Little Hearts / You're Getting All Over Me / You're Too Easy To Remember / I'm Tired / I Cry / Don't We All Have The Right (To Be Wrong) / Slowly / Muleskinner Blues (Blues Yodel No.8) / Trying To Forget You / If I Never Get To Heaven

08/1976 LP 12" Plantation PLP-21 (US)

James O' Gwynn's Greatest Hits - I Won't Love You Anymore (Than You Love Me) / Talk To Me Lonesome Heart / Easy Money / Down On The Corner Of Love / Tender Years / Gotebo / House Of Blue Lovers / Singing In The Jungle / My Name Is Mud / You're Too Easy To Remember

1978 LP 12" Plantation PLP-525 (US)

Country Dance Time - Release Me / Faded Love / I'm So Afraid Of Losing You Again / Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down / Color Of The Blue / Swinging Doors / Crazy Arms / She Thinks I Still Care / The Last Letter / Together Again / Your Cheating Heart / Don't Be Angry

1982 LP 12" Cattle LP 29 (GER)

Star Of The Louisiana Hayride - Vol. 1 - I Cry / Do You Miss Me / Losing Game / If I Never Get To Heaven / Take The Last Look / Tears Of Tomorrow / There's No Tomorrow / Trying To Forget You / Blue Memories / How Can I Think Of Tomorrow / You Don't Want To Hold Me / Talk To Me Lonesome Heart

1982 LP 12" Cattle LP 30 (GER)

Star Of The Louisiana Hayride - Vol. 2 - What Do You Know About Heartaches / Mule Skinner Blues / Two Little Hearts / Tupelo County Jail / Who'll Be The Next One / I'm Tired / Someone Sweet To Love / That's All I Got From You / Easy Money / Changeable / Were You Ever A Stranger / Same Old Heartache

1985 LP 12" Binge LP-1002 (GER)

The Louisiana Hayride Presents James O'Gwynn, The Smiling Irishman Of Country Music - Genevieve / Cupidís High Powered Rifle / Power Of A Lie / A Different Story / Iíd Meet Me Leaving / No One Here But Me / Heart Storm / Thereís A Heartache Following Me (live) / Invitation To The Blues (live) / Changeable (live) / Oh Lonesome Me (with Johnny Horton) (live) / Talk To Me Lonesome Heart (live)

1997 CD A & M 0001 (US)

Still Singing Country - I Don't Care About Anything But You / You Slipped Away / Don't Put Grandma In The Rest Home / Love Power / Ain't It Funny When You're Lonely / Half Of Mind / Old Old House / Different Kind Of Flower / Cheating Traces / Buckaroo Cowboy

2001 CD Cowboy Capital CD-426001.11 (US)

Real Country - If You Don't Believe I Love You / I Can't Hold A Light To Your Old Flame / Big Night At My House / One More Hit / I'm Tired Of Waiting Around / Out Of Marriage Sale / I'm The Male She's Waiting For / He Died Last Night / It's Not The Best Way To Live / As Soon As I Reach Calvary

2006 CD Cowboy Capital ? (US)

Pride Of The Louisiana Hayride! Greatest Hits - House Of Blue Lovers / Talk To Me Lonesome Heart / I Won't Love You Anymore Than You Love Me / One Bar Stool At A Time / You're Too Easy to Remember / My Name Is Mud / Rings On The Bar / Down On The Corner Of Love / Easy Money / You're Getting All Over Me / Your Heart / It's Not The Best Way To Live / Heart Storm

2010 CD BACM CD D 318 (US)

Muleskinner Blues - Changeable / Talk To Me Lonesome Heart / Blue Memories / You Don't Want To Hold Me / Muleskinner Blues / Who Will Be The Next One / I Cry / Do You Miss Me / Two Little Hearts / You've Always Won / How Can I Think Of Tomorrow / Were You Ever A Stranger / Trying To Forget You / Take The Last Look / Easy Money / Tears Of Tomorrow / Someone Sweet To Love / That's All I Got From You / I Won't Love You Anymore / You're Too Easy To Remember / Bottle Talk / Love In The Old Fashioned Way / Your Love Is Strong But Your Heart Is Weak / Ready For Freddy / I Wish You Wuz My Darling But You Ain't / Love Made Me Slave / Another Falling Tear / House Of Blue Lovers

20?? 5 CD James OĎ Gwynn Fan Club ? (US)

The Pride Of The Hayride :
CD 1 : Bottle Talk (Nucraft) / Love In An Old Fashioned Way (Nucraft) / Love Made Me Slave (Nucraft) / I Wish You Wuz My Darling But You Ainít (Nucraft) / Ready For Freddy (Azalea) / Your Love Is Strong, But Your Heart Is Weak (Azalea) / Losing Game (Starday) / If I Never Get To Heaven (Starday) / Muleskinner Blues (Mercury-Starday) / Whoíll Be The Next One (Mercury-Starday) / Iím Tired (Mercury-Wing) / Do You Miss Me (Mercury-Starday) / I Cry (Mercury-Starday) / Two Little Hearts (Mercury-Starday) / Youíve Always Won (Mercury-Starday) / Tupelo County Jail (Mercury-Starday) / Talk To Me Lonesome Heart (D) / Changeable (D) / Blue Memories (D) / You Donít Want To Hold Me (D) / Invitation To The Blues - Changeable (recorded live: La. Hayride Broadcast, 1958) / Oh Lonesome Me - Talk To Me Lonesome Heart (live, La. Hayride) / How Can I Think Of Tomorrow (Mercury) / Were You Ever A Stranger (Mercury) / Take The Last Look (Mercury)
CD 2 : Trying To Forget You (Mercury) / Easy Money (Mercury) / Tears Of Tomorrow (Mercury) / Thereís No Tomorrow (Mercury) / That Same Old Heartache (Mercury) / Someone Sweet To Love (Mercury) / Thatís All I Got From You (Mercury) / Youíre Too Easy To Remember / I Wonít Love You Anymore (Mercury) / House Of Blue Lovers (Mercury) / Another Falling Tear (Mercury) / Down On The Corner Of Love (Mercury) / Iím Getting Nowhere Fast (Mercury) / Your Heart (Mercury) / Too Much Of You (Mercury) / My Name Is Mud (Mercury) / Youíre Getting All Over Me (Mercury) / Does He Mean That Much To You (Mercury) / What Do You Want From Me (Mercury) / Donít We All Have The Right (Mercury) / Thatís How It Is (When Youíre Lonesome) (Mercury) / The Way That Youíre Living (Mercury) / I Fell And Broke My Heart (Mercury) / Too Much Time To Cry (Mercury) / Slowly (Mercury)
CD 3 : If I Were You / Thereís A Heartache Following Me (United Artists) / No One Here But Me (United Artists) / Cupidís High Powered Rifle / Power Of A Lie / Heart Storm (United Artists) / Genevieve (United Artists) / A Different Story (United Artists) / Iíd Meet Me Leaving (United Artists) / Red Light On My Heart (Hickory) / Back In My Babyís Arms (Hickory) / Bubbling Over (Hickory) / One Drink Is Too Many (Hickory) / Eleven Years Ago (Hickory) / Running For Your Love (Hickory) / I Wonít Live Here Anymore (Hickory) / What Can Any Man Do (Hickory) / Itís Not The Best Way To Live (SSS International) / Queen Of Every Honky Tonk (SSS International) / Iíll Warm By The Flame (Stop) / I Know You Donít Lie (Stop) / One Barstool At A Time (Stop) / Scene Of My Latest Sin (Stop) / House Of Blue Lovers (Plantation) / If Tomorrow Ends Like Today (Plantation)
CD 4 : Shade Tree Fix-It Man (Plantation) / Country Song (Plantation) / Gotebo (Plantation) / Singing In The Jungle (Plantation) / If I Could Sing A Country Song (Plantation) / We Love Her (with Rusty Adams) (Plantation) / Tender Years (Plantation) / Talk To Me Lonesome Heart (Plantation) / One Night Gone (Plantation) / Living With A Memory (Plantation) / I Wonít Love You Any More (Plantation) / Easy Money (Plantation) / My Name Is Mud (Plantation) / Youíre Too Easy To Remember (Plantation) / Rings On The Bar (with Rita Remington) (Plantation) / Honky Tonk Angels (With Rita Remington) (Plantation) / If I Could Get Just One More Hit (Plantation) / If I Could Get Just One More Hit (slow version) (Plantation) / The Sock It To Her Song (Plantation) / Half Of Mind (Cowboy Capital) / Old Old House (Cowboy Capital) / Different Kind Of Flower (Cowboy Capital) / Cheating Traces (Cowboy Capital) / Buckaroo Cowboy (Cowboy Capital) / Ainít It Funny When Youíre Lonely (Cowboy Capital)
CD 5 : If You Donít Believe I Love You (Cowboy Capital) / Itís Not The Best Way To Live (Cowboy Capital) / Iím The Male Sheís Waiting For (Cowboy Capital) / Release Me (Plantation) / Faded Love (Plantation) / Iím So Afraid Of Losing You (Plantation) / Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down (Plantation) / Color Of The Blue (Plantation) / Swinging Doors (Plantation) / Crazy Arms (Plantation) / She Thinks I Still Care (Plantation) / The Last Letter (Plantation) / Together Again (Plantation) / Your Cheating Heart / Donít Be Angry (Plantation) / I Donít Care About Anything But You (Cowboy Capital) /  Love Power (Cowboy Capital) / You Slipped Away (Cowboy Capital) / Donít Put Grandma In The Rest Home (Cowboy Capital) / I Canít Hold A Candle To Your Old Flame (Cowboy Capital) / Big Night At My House (Cowboy Capital) / Iím Tired Of Waiting Around (Cowboy Capital) / Out Of Marriage Sale (Cowboy Capital) / He Died Last Night (Cowboy Capital) / As Soon As I Reach Calvary (Cowboy Capital)

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