Chanteur Country US né Arnold Joseph Poovey, le 10 mai 1941 à Dallas (Texas). Joe Poovey a débuté en 1955 en enregistrant à Dallas pour Jim Shell, puis en 1958 chez Dixie Records. On le retrouve ensuite comme chanteur de Country Music pour les labels Azalea, Sims et Cimmeron. Il fut un chanteur régulier au Big D Jamboree (KRLD, Dallas, Texas) en 1954-57 et Disc Jockey sur KMAE (McKinney, Texas) en 1958. Il a aussi enregistré sous le nom de Johnny Dallas. Joe Poovey est décédé le 6 Octobre 1998 à Dallas (Texas).

Rockabilly cat "Groovey" Joe Poovey was born in Dallas in May 10, 1941. Something of a child prodigy, at the age of ten he cut his debut single, "Santa's Little Helper," for the California-based Rural Rhythm imprint, and within two years was headlining the local "Big D" Jamboree (a prestigious showcase broadcast every Saturday night via radio station KRLD) with his band the Hillbilly Boys. After opening for Elvis Presley in 1955, Poovey abandoned his cowboy hat in favor of a pompadour, shifting his music from honky tonk to rockabilly. Dubbed Jumping Joe Poovey (one of myriad nicknames he acquired throughout his career), he soon teamed with producer Jim Shell to write and record 1957's "Move Around," issued on the Dixie label. His acknowledged masterpiece "Ten Little Fingers" followed in 1958. A countrified "Johnny B. Goode" cop played with remarkable intensity, the record is now a holy grail among rockabilly collectors but fell flat on its original release. Poovey later recorded for Azalea (1960's "The Secret Me") and Sims (1963's "I'm Barely Hangin' on to Me") to little commercial notice, although George Jones, Johnny Paycheck, and Wynn Stewart all covered his songs. In 1962, he mounted a broadcasting career, spinning records at McKinney, TX, station KMAE and later joining the staff of Grand Prairie's KPCN. Poovey adopted the alias Johnny Dallas for the 1966 Little Darlin' release "Heart Full of Love." Ironically, the single proved his biggest hit, but subsequent efforts went nowhere and by decade's end he officially retired from performing. In 1980, the British reissue label Sussex re-released "Ten Little Fingers," and European rockabilly aficionados finally took notice of Poovey's talent. He eventually toured the U.K. and cut a handful of new tracks overseas, including a 1980 EP for Misty Mountain and the 1984 President single "You Are My Sunshine." Upon returning home to Dallas, he worked as a transportation chief on local television productions including Dallas and Walker, Texas Ranger. Poovey recorded only sporadically in the years to follow, issuing "From the Jungle to the Zoo" in 1990 and not returning to the studio until 1997, cutting "Deep Ellum Rock" for the local Final Vinyl imprint. Poovey died in his sleep on October 6, 1998, just weeks prior to the release of his first-ever career retrospective, Greatest Grooves.

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Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll

SANTA'S HELPER (1955)

CAREFUL BABY (1958)

Move Around (1958)

TEN LONG FINGERS (1959)

DON'T BLAME IT ON ME (1974)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

10/1955 SP RURAL RHYTHM 503 (US) . Christmas Filled With Cheer (Joe Poovey & Earney Vandagriff & The Big "D" Boys) / Santa's Helper  (Joe Poovey & The Big "D" Boys)
11/1957 SP RURAL RHYTHM 511 (US) . Be Bop Santa Claus / Atomic Kisses
09/1958 SP DIXIE 45-733 (US) . Joe POOVEY& The ROYAL DUKES - Careful Baby / Move Around
05/1959 SP DIXIE 45-2018 (US) . Groove Joe POOVEY - Ten Long Fingers / Thrill Of Love
12/1960 SP AZALEA 136-D-45 (US) . I Dreamed About The Blues / The Secret Me
11/1961 SP RURAL RHYTHM 511 (US) . Be Bop Santa Claus / You Can’t Come In
02/1962 SP SIMS 45-126 (US) . Are You Really Worth It All / As One Sinner To Another
10/1963 SP SIMS 147 (US) . I'm Barely Hangin' On To Me / Her Mother's Wedding Dress
12/1963 SP RURAL RHYTHM CHRISTMAS RR-511 (US) . Be Bop Santa Claus / Atomic Kisses
12/1964 SP SIMS 216 (US) . The Late And Great Me / I Wear It Well
12/1964 SP RURAL RHYTHM CHRISTMAS RR-511 (US) . Be Bop Santa Claus / Atomic Kisses
06/1965 SP SIMS 249 (US) . I Must Have Some Relief / Slave Traders
12/1965 SP RURAL RHYTHM CHRISTMAS RR-511 (US) . Be Bop Santa Claus / Atomic Kisses
06/1966 SP SIMS 284 (US) . Broken, Busted, Battered And Bewildered / How Proud I Would Have Been
08/1966 SP LITTLE DARLIN' LD-0013 (US) . Johnny DALLAS - Heartful Of Love / Gray Flannel World Little Darlin'
05/1967 SP LITTLE DARLIN' LD-0026 (US) . Johnny DALLAS - If You Got Problems In Your Home / The Little Folks
1968 SP MEDIA 007 (US) . Johnny DALLAS - Up Went The Bottle / Take Back Your Name
1968 SP MEDIA 007 (US) . Johnny DALLAS - Up Went The Bottle / Dallasite
1970 SP INJUN BM-1 (UK) . (Groove) Joe POOVEY - 10 Long Fingers (On 88 Keys) / Thrill Of Love
1974 EP ROLLIN' ROCK 45-030 (US) Groovey Joe POOVEY - My Life’s Ambition/ Silence Baby / Sweet Lorella / Nursery Rock / Don't Blame It On Me
1976 SP CAROL 203 (US) . The Farther Down The Road I Go / Meet Me In The Morning
1978 SP DONNY (US) . Texas Joe POOVEY - Pride / Will The Circle Be Unbroken
09/1979 SP REDER 36 (US) . Take Me Back Your Name (Texas Joe Poovey) / Ocean Of Diamonds (Texas Joe Poovey & House Brothers Band)
12/1980 SP CHRISTI LC-1017 (US) . Cry / Louisiana Fiddle Man
07/1981 EP MISTY MOUNTAIN EP-500 (US) "Groovey" Joe POOVEY & FRIENDS - Lightning 'Cross The Sky / You Are My Sunshine / Great Balls Of Fire / Louisiana Fiddle Man
11/1981 SP PRESIDENT PT497 (UK) . Lightning ‘Cross The Sky / Great Balls Of Fire
1983 SP RITZ 2061 (US) . Groovey Joe POOVEY - The Age Of Rock Is Yet To Come / Honey Babe
1984 EP SUNROCK SR-050 (SW) Rock & Roll Tour 1984 - Groovey Joe Poovey & The Bluecats : Lightning Cross The Sky / You Are My Sunshine / Great Balls Of Fire / Red Hot Max & Cats : Blue Suede Shoes / On The Move
1999 EP ROLLERCOASTER RCEP124 (UK) "Groovey" Joe POOVEY - Move 'n' Groove - Move Around / Ten Long Fingers / Lightnin' Cross The Sky / Careful Baby








Live Performances

19?? Live recording - (Dragon Street CD 70199 (#12) / Roller Coaster CD 3037 (#12)) Honolulu Rock-A-Roll-A
19?? Live recording - (Dragon Street CD 70100 (#31) / Dragon Street CD 70199 (#11) / Roller Coaster CD 3037 (#11) / Roller Coaster CD 3042 (#12)) Move Around [live vers.]

Unissued Tracks

1956 Unissued - (Dee Jay Jamboree LP 2054 (#8) / Dragon Street CD 70199 (#6) / Roller Coaster CD 3037 (#6)) Nursery Rock
1956 Unissued - (Dee Jay Jamboree LP 2054 (#7) / Dragon Street CD 70199 (#9) / Roller Coaster CD 3037 (#9)) Silence Baby
195? Unissued - (Ace CD 708 (#4) / Dee Jay Jamboree LP 2054 (#6) / Dragon Street CD 70199 (#5) / Gusto LP 5031X (#6) / Roller Coaster CD 3037 (#5)) My Life's Ambition
195? Unissued - (Ace CD 708 (#3) / Dee Jay Jamboree LP 2054 (#2) / Dragon Street CD 70199 (#2) / Gusto LP 5017X (#2) / Roller Coaster CD 3037 (#2) / Star-Club/Rollin' Rock LP 5000 (#7)) Sweet Louella
1958 Unissued - (Ace CD 708 (#6) / Dee Jay Jamboree LP 2054 (#4) / Dixie CD 2222 (#27) / Dragon Street CD 70199 (#1) / Gusto LP 5031X (#8) / Key LP 1590 (#4) / Roller Coaster CD 200 (#3) / Roller Coaster CD 3037 (#1)) Move Around [alt. vers.]

Need Infos

19?? Need info - (Dragon Street CD 70199 (#18) / Roller Coaster CD 3037 (#18)) Deep Ellum Blues
19?? Need info - (Dragon Street CD 70199 (#21) / Roller Coaster CD 3037 (#21)) Deep Ellum Rock
19?? Need info - (Dragon Street CD 70199 (#19) / Roller Coaster CD 3037 (#19)) From The Jungle To The Zoo
19?? Need info - (Dragon Street CD 70199 (#13) / Roller Coaster CD 3037 (#13)) Livin' Alone
19?? Need info - (Dragon Street CD 70199 (#14) / Roller Coaster CD 3037 (#14)) Ocean Of Diamonds
19?? Need info - (Dragon Street CD 70199 (#15) / Roller Coaster CD 3037 (#15)) Pride
19?? Need info - (Dragon Street CD 70199 (#20) / Roller Coaster CD 3037 (#20)) Ten Long Fingers [alt. vers.]
19?? Need info - (Dragon Street CD 70199 (#16) / Roller Coaster CD 3037 (#16)) Will The Circle Be Unbroken?
19?? Need info - (Dragon Street CD 70199 (#17) / Lucky CD 816 (#30) / Roller Coaster CD 3037 (#17)) You Are My Sunshine

Albums

1985 LP 12" SUNJAY SJLP-562 (SW) "GROOVEY" JOE POOVEY - THE TWO SIDES - Move Around / Ten Long Fingers / Careful Baby / The Thrill Of Love / Livin' Alone / You May Seek / I Dreamed About The Blues / My Life's Ambition / Ole Louella / Jamaica Jill / Silence Baby / Two Young Hearts / It's A Lonely Night / What Have I Got To Lose
1986 LP 12" DEE JAY JAMBOREE DJLP-2054 (GER) "GROOVEY" JOE POOVEY - YESTERDAY & TODAY - Ten Long Fingers / Sweet Louella / Careful Baby / Move Around [alt.] / Part Time Hero / My Life's Ambition / Silence Baby / Nursery Rock / Don't Blame It On Me / The Last Stroke Of Midnight / Dream, Dream Baby / To Get From There To Here / Lost In The Shuffle / All Dressed Up For The Blues / Boogie Woogie Weekend / Baby Let's Rock / Little Miss Linda / A Cold Margarita
03/1999 CD DRAGON STREET 70199 (US) GREATEST GROOVES - Move Around / Sweet Louella / Ten Long Fingers / Careful Baby / My Life's Ambition / Nursery Rock / The Thrill Of Love / Don't Blame It On Me / Silence Baby / Part Time Hero / Move Around / Honolulu Rock-A-Roll-A / Livin' Alone / Ocean Of Diamonds / Pride / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / You Are My Sunshine / Deep Ellum Blues / From The Jungle Zoo / Ten Long Fingers (Deja Vu) / Deep Ellum Rock / Santa's Helper / Christmas Filled With Cheer / Move Around [earliest version]
10/2004 CD KOCH 9828 (US) THE LATE GREAT ME - "GROOVY" JOE POOVEY - Move Around / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Don't Blame It On Me / My Life's Ambition / Deep Ellum Rock / Sweet Louella / Heart Full Of Love / If You've Got Problems In Your Home / What's Gonna Happen To The Little Folks / Grey Flannel World / The Age Of Rock Is Yet To Come / That's Alright Mama / Cat Daddy / New School Days / Ten Long Fingers / Don't Blame It On Me / Rock The Joint / Bopping The Blues / Come On Baby Let's Rock / Honey Babe

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