Chanteur Country US né le 9 Septembre 1932 à Dallas (Texas), Gene O'Quin a débuté à la fin des années cinquante et a enregistré chez Capitol Records. Digne continuateur de l'esprit de Hank Williams, il nous laisse d'excellentes réussites. Il est mort dans une collision automobile le 27 Novembre 78 à Riverside (Californie).

Gene O'Quin was a country and western and honky tonk singer born in Dallas on September 9, 1932. He established himself professionally at Dallas' Big "D" Jamboree, a Grand Ole Opry-like radio showcase, becoming one of its most popular entertainers. O'Quin recorded his first song at the age of 15 and was signed by Capitol Records.
He later relocated to California. His recording career reached its peak between 1950 and 1955.
O'Quin's voice was high and nasally and had a twang evocative of Little Jimmy Dickens. He cut many novelty songs and boogie-woogie records. The persona in his records was happy-go-lucky and well suited to hillbilly music. Though he did not record any rockabilly songs in his career, rockabilly enthusiasts have embraced him. Ironically, his career was eclipsed with the advent of rock and roll but did not successfully make the transition as rockabilly artists did.
O'Quin died when his car was hit by a bus in Riverside, California on November 27, 1978.

Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Honky Tonk

Next Sunday Darling Is My Birthday (1948) (Boots & His Buddies)

Keep-A-Talkin' Baby (1950)

Boogie Woogie Fever (1951)

Texas Boogie (1951)

Too Hot To Handle (1954)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

1948 78 t. TALENT 708 (US)

Boots & His Buddies - Next Sunday Darling Is My Birthday / Poor Little Joe

09/1949 78 t. TALENT 741 (US)

Pennies For Papa / Blues Come Around

08/1950 78 t. CAPITOL 1148 (US) The Pinball Millionaire / The Hard Way
08/1950 SP CAPITOL F1148 (US)

The Pinball Millionaire / The Hard Way

09/1950 78 t. CAPITOL 1219 (US) Keep-A-Talkin' Baby / (You’re Gonna Have To Stop) That Lowdown Runnin’ Around
09/1950 SP CAPITOL F1219 (US)

Keep-A-Talkin' Baby / (You’re Gonna Have To Stop) That Lowdown Runnin’ Around

12/1950 78 t. CAPITOL 1315 (US) Devil On My Shoulder (And An Angel In My Mind) / You're Smiling At Another
12/1950 SP CAPITOL F1315 (US)

Devil On My Shoulder (And An Angel In My Mind) / You're Smiling At Another

01/1951 78 t. CAPITOL 1346 (US) I Get The Blues / Butane Blues
01/1951 SP CAPITOL F1346 (US)

I Get The Blues / Butane Blues

03/1951 78 t. CAPITOL 1433 (US) You Played Around With My Heart / Heads You Win (Tails I Lose)
03/1951 SP CAPITOL F1433 (US)

You Played Around With My Heart / Heads You Win (Tails I Lose)

05/1951 78 t. CAPITOL 1508 (US) Boogie Woogie Fever / No Parking Here
05/1951 SP CAPITOL F1508 (US)

Boogie Woogie Fever / No Parking Here

08/1951 78 t. CAPITOL 1708 (US) Texas Boogie / Triflin' Woman (You’re Gonna Have To Settle Down)
08/1951 SP CAPITOL F1708 (US)

Texas Boogie / Triflin' Woman (You’re Gonna Have To Settle Down)

10/1951 78 t. CAPITOL 1821 (US) It's No Use Talkin' Baby (I'm Through) / I'm Lonesome For You
10/1951 SP CAPITOL F1821 (US)

It's No Use Talkin' Baby (I'm Through) / I'm Lonesome For You

01/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 1943 (US) Let Me Change Your Name / I'm Gonna Find Another Sweetheart
01/1952 SP CAPITOL F1943 (US)

Let Me Change Your Name / I'm Gonna Find Another Sweetheart

04/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 2050 (US) You Better Change Your Ways / Come Around To Me
04/1952 SP CAPITOL F2050 (US)

You Better Change Your Ways / Come Around To Me

05/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 2075 (US) I'll Never Be The Same / Mobilin' Baby If Mine
05/1952 SP CAPITOL F2075 (US)

I'll Never Be The Same / Mobilin' Baby If Mine

09/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 2210 (US) Tennessee Talkin' Doll / You're Gonna Be Sorry
09/1952 SP CAPITOL F2210 (US)

Tennessee Talkin' Doll / You're Gonna Be Sorry

01/1953 78 t. CAPITOL 2344 (US) Close Your Eyes (And I'll Be There) / I'm Gonna Take My Baby Dancing
01/1953 SP CAPITOL F2344 (US)

Close Your Eyes (And I'll Be There) / I'm Gonna Take My Baby Dancing

06/1953 78 t. CAPITOL 2490 (US) I Don't Want Your Kisses (If I Can’t Have Your Heart) / I'll Stop Loving You
06/1953 SP CAPITOL F2490 (US)

I Don't Want Your Kisses (If I Can’t Have Your Heart) / I'll Stop Loving You

11/1953 78 t. CAPITOL 2655 (US) I Believe In Lovin' / I Wish It Was Only A Dream
11/1953 SP CAPITOL F2655 (US)

I Believe In Lovin' / I Wish It Was Only A Dream

02/1954 78 t. CAPITOL 2715 (US) I Specialize In Love / Too Hot To Handle
02/1954 SP CAPITOL F2715 (US)

I Specialize In Love / Too Hot To Handle

06/1954 78 t. CAPITOL 2843 (US) Tired / I'm Getting Rid Of You
06/1954 SP CAPITOL F2843 (US)

Tired / I'm Getting Rid Of You

10/1954 78 t. CAPITOL 2935 (US) You Name It (She's Got It) / It's No Wonder
10/1954 SP CAPITOL F2935 (US)

You Name It (She's Got It) / It's No Wonder

11/1955 78 t. & SP INTRO 6089 (US)

Convicted / Joe, Joe, Joe

11/1955 78 t. & SP INTRO 6090 (US)

I Searched The Crowd / That's My Desire

1964 SP VAUDAN 7187 (US) Boots & His Buddies - Next Sunday Darling Is My Birthday / Out Of My Mind
1975 SP UNICORN UR-7502 (US)

I'm Gonna Live The Live They Sing About (In All Those Country Songs) / Our House Is Burning Down






Albums

1975 LP 12" Barnyard LP-5208 (GER)

Star Of The Big "D" Jamboree (1950-1954) - You Name It (She's Got It) / It's No Wonder / Tired / I'm Gettin' Rid Of You / I Don't Want Your Kisses (If I Can't Have Your Heart) / I Believe In Lovin' / I Wish It Was Only A Dream / Boogie Woogie Fever / No Parking Here / Convicted / Joe Joe Joe / That Low Down Running Around / Keep A-Talkin' Baby / Heads You Win (Tails I Lose / You Played Around With My Heart

1981 LP 12" CASTLE LP-8108 (GER)

The Late Gene O'Quin - A Hillbilly At Heart - Pinball Millionaore / You're Amiling At Another / You're Gonna Be Sorry / Tennessee Talking Doll / Let Me Change Your Name / I'm Gonna Find Another Sweetheart / I'm Lonesome For You / It's No Use Talking Baby (I'm Through) / Mobilin´ Baby Of Mine / I'll Never Be The Same / You Better Change Your Ways / Come Around To Me / Butane Blues / I Get The Blues / Devil On My Shoulder / Intro - The Hard Way (with Whippoorwills of the Smiley Burnette Show)

1982 LP 12" CASTLE LP-8211 (GER)

Country Music Retrospect - vol. 5 - You Name It (She's Got It) / It's No Wonder / Tired / I'm Gettin' Rid Of You / I Don't Want Your Kisses (If I Can't Have Your Heart) / I Believe In Lovin' / I Wish It Was Only A Dream / Boogie Woogie Fever / No Parking Here / Convicted / Joe Joe Joe / That Low Down Running Around / Keep A-Talkin' Baby / Heads You Win (Tails I Lose / You Played Around With My Heart

1994 ? LP 12" COWGIRLBOY LP 5101 (GER) Hard Country Music From The Heart - You Name It (She's Got It) / It's No Wonder / Tired / I'm Getting Rid Of You / I Don't Want Your kisses (If I Can't Have Your Heart) / I'll Stop Loving You / I Believe In Lovin' / I Wish It Was Only A Dream / Boogie Woogie Fever / No Parking Here / Convicted / Joe, Joe, Joe / The Low Down Runnin' Around (You're Gonna Have To Stop) / Keep-A-Talkin' Baby / Heads You Win (Tails I Loose) / You Played Around With My Heart
03/2000 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD-16194 (GER)

Boogie Woogie Fever - Boogie Woogie Fever / The Pinball Millionaire / Mobilin´ Baby Of Mine / You Name It (She's Got It) / Devil On My Shoulder / Too Hot To Handle / I Believe In Lovin´ / Someone's Gonna Be Lonely / Texas Boogie / Heads You Win (Tails I Lose) / Keep A-Talkin´ Baby / I'm Gonna Take My Baby Dancing / That's My Desire / I Specialize In Love / No Parking Here / I'll Stop Loving You / It's No Wonder / Come Around To Me / Tired / I Get The Blues / I Don't Know Anything About Love / Let Me Change Your Name / Convicted / You Played Around With My Heart / Stand Back And Let Me At That Gal / That Low Down Running Around / I Can't Stand The Thought Of Losing You / Joe / Joe / Joe / You're Smiling At Another / I Searched The Crowd

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