Chanteur Country / Folk US n le 10 Octobre 1946 Maywood (Illinois).

An acclaimed singer/songwriter whose literate work flirted with everything from acoustic folk to rockabilly to straight-ahead country, John Prine was born October 10, 1946, in Maywood, Illinois. Raised by parents firmly rooted in their rural Kentucky background, at age 14 Prine began learning to play the guitar from his older brother while taking inspiration from his grandfather, who had played with Merle Travis. After a two-year tenure in the U.S. Army, Prine became a fixture on the Chicago folk music scene in the late '60s, befriending another young performer named Steve Goodman.
Prine's compositions caught the ear of Kris Kristofferson, who was instrumental in helping him win a recording contract. In 1971, he went to Memphis to record his eponymously titled debut album; though not a commercial success, songs like "Sam Stone," the harsh tale of a drug-addled Vietnam veteran, won critical approval. Neither 1972's Diamonds in the Rough nor 1973's Sweet Revenge fared any better on the charts, but Prine's work won great renown among his fellow performers; the Everly Brothers covered his song "Paradise," while both Bette Midler and Joan Baez offered renditions of "Hello in There."
For 1975's Common Sense, Prine turned to producer Steve Cropper, the highly influential house guitarist for the Stax label; while the album's sound shocked the folk community with its reliance on husky Vocalss and booming drums, it served notice that Prine was not an artist whose work could be pigeonholed, and was his only LP to reach the U.S. Top 100. Steve Goodman took over the reins for 1978's folky Bruised Orange, but on 1979's Pink Cadillac, Prine took another left turn and recorded an electric rockabilly workout produced at Sun Studios by the label's legendary founder Sam Phillips, and his son Knox.
Following 1980's Storm Windows, Prine was dropped by Asylum, and he responded by forming his own label, Oh Boy Records, with the help of longtime manager Al Bunetta. The label's first release was 1984's Aimless Love, and under his own imprint, Prine's music thrived, as 1986's country-flavored German Afternoons earned a Grammy nomination in the Contemporary Folk category. After 1988's John Prine Live, he released 1991's Grammy-winning The Missing Years; co-produced by Howie Epstein of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers, the album featured guest appearances from Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, and Tom Petty and proved to be Prine's biggest commercial success to date, selling nearly 250,000 copies. After making his film debut in 1992's John Mellencamp-directed Falling from Grace, Prine returned in 1995 with Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings, also produced by Epstein, which earned him another Grammy nomination.
In 1998, while Prine was working on an album of male/female country duets, he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, with the cancer forming on the right side of his neck. Prine underwent surgery and radiation treatment for the cancer, and in 1999 was well enough to complete the album, which was released as In Spite of Ourselves and featured contributions from Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, Connie Smith, and more. In 2000, Prine re-recorded 15 of his best-known songs (partly to give his voice a workout following his treatment, but primarily so Oh Boy would own recordings of his earlier hits) for an album called Souvenirs, originally issued in Germany but later released in the United States. In 2005, he released Fair & Square, a collection of new songs, followed by a concert tour. Two years later, alongside singer and guitarist Mac Wiseman, Prine issued Standard Songs for Average People, a collection of the two musicians' interpretations of 14 folk and country classics. In Person & on Stage, a collection of performances from various concert tours, appeared in 2010.
In 2016, Prine issued a follow-up to In Spite of Ourselves titled For Better, Or Worse, another set of duet performances of classic country tunes. This time around, Prine's Vocals partners included Kacey Musgraves, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Susan Tedeschi, Lee Ann Womack, Kathy Mattea, and Prine's frequent collaborator Iris DeMent. Prine teamed up with Nashville producer Dave Cobb to record 2018's The Tree of Forgiveness, his first set of original songs since 2005; the album included guest appearances from Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, and Amanda Shires.

http://www.johnprine.net/

Talents : Singer, Guitar, Songwriter

Style musical : Folk, Folk Rock, Americana

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Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

07/1971 SP ATLANTIC 45-2815 (US) .

Blue Umbrella / Sam Stone

01/1972 SP ATLANTIC 45-2857 (US) .

Illegal Smile / Quiet Man

11/1972 SP ATLANTIC 45-2925 (US) .

Everybody / Clocks And Spoons

03/1974 SP ATLANTIC 45-3013 (US) .

Grandpa Was A Carpenter / Onomatopeia

1975 SP ATLANTIC 45-3218 (US) .

Illegal Smile (Theme Song) / Illegal Smile

1975 SP ATLANTIC 45-3276 (US) .

Middle Man / Saddle In The Rain

1975 SP ATLANTIC 45-3297 (US) .

Come Back To Us Barbara Lewis Hare Krishna Beauregard / Common Sense

08/1978 SP ASYLUM E 45509 (US) .

Everybody / Sabu Visits The Twin Cities Alone

11/1978 SP ASYLUM E 45550 (US) .

There She Goes / That's The Way That World Goes Around

02/1980 SP ASYLUM E 46562 (US) .

Automobile / Ubangi Stomp

11/1981 SP OH BOY OBR-001 (US)

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / Silver Bells

1986 SP OH BOY OBR-004 (US)

Let's Talk Dirty In Hawaiin / Kokomo

1991 CD This Way Up ‎WAY 1199 (UK) (promo)

Take A Look At My Heart / Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness

1991 CD This Way Up ‎WAY 399 (UK)

All The Best / It's A Big Old Goofy World

1992 CD OH BOY JPCDJ 1 (UK)

Picture Show / Great Rain

1995 CD Medley ROSPROM 108 (DK) I Just Want To Dance With You (Tamra Rosanes with John Prine)
2008 EP OH BOY OBR-034-EP (US)

Fair And Square - Carousel Of Love / That's Alright By Me / That's How Every Empire Falls / Dual Custody

11/2015 EP 10" Train Wreck TW 0054 (US) (limited editin)

Sixteen Angels Dancing 'Cross The Moon - Chip Taylor & John Prine : Sixteen Angels Dancing 'Cross The Moon / Chip Taylor & John Prine : One Hell Of A Guy / Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez & Jon Langford : One For The Road


Albums

10/1971 LP 12" ATLANTIC SD-8296 (US) JOHN PRINE - Illegal Smile / Spanish Pipedream / Hello In There / Sam Stone / Paradise / Pretty Good / Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore / Far From Me / Angel From Montgomery / Quit Man / Donald And Lydia / Six O'clock News / Flashback Blues
09/1972 LP 12" ATLANTIC SD-7240 (US) DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH - Everybody / Torch Singer / Souvenirs / Late John Garfield Blues / Sour Grapes / Billy The Bum / Frying Pan / Yes I Guess They Oughta Name A Drink After You / Take The Star Out Of The Window / Great Compromise / Clocks And Spoons / Rocky Mountain Time / Diamonds In The Rough
1973 LP 12" BBC Transcription Services ‎CN 1772/S (UK)

Stereo Pop Special-41 - Claire Hamill / John Prine - Claire Hamill : Luck Of The Draw / Crying Under The Bedclothes / Sydney Gorgeous / Stay Tonight / You Take My Breath Away / All The Cakes She Baked Him / Ach Please Daddy / Baseball Blues / John PRINE : Going To The Country / Illegal Smile / Sam Stone / Rocky Mountain Time / Everybody / Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore

09/1974 LP 12" ATLANTIC SD-7274 (US) SWEET REVENGE - Sweet Revenge / Please Don't Bury Me / Christmas In Prison / Dear Abby / Blue Umbrella / Often Is A Word I Seldom Use / Onomatopoeia / Grandpa Was A Carpenter / Accident / Mexican Home / Good Time / Nine Pound Hammer
03/1975 LP 12" ATLANTIC SD-18127 (US) COMMON SENCES - Middleman / Common Sense / Come Back To Us Barbara Lewis Hare Krishna Beauregard / Wedding Day In Funeralville / Way Down / My Own Best Friend / Forbidden Jimmy / Saddle In The Rain / That Close To You / He Was In Heaven Before He Died / You Never Can Tell
11/1976 LP 12" ATLANTIC SD-18202 (US) PRIME PRINE - Sam Stone / Saddle In The Rain / Please Don't Bury Me / Great Compromise / Grandpa Was A Carpenter / Donald And Lydia / Illegal Smile / Sweet Revenge / Dear Abby / Souvenirs / Come Back To Us Barbara Lewis Hare Krishna Beauregard / Hello In There
06/1978 LP 12" ASYLUM 6E-139 (US) BRUISED ORANGE - Fish And Whistle / There She Goes / If You Don't Want My Love / That's The Way The World Goes Round / Bruised Orange (Chain Of Sorrow) / Sabu Visits The Twin Cities Alone / Aw Heck / Crooked Piece Of Time / Iron On Betty / The Hobo Song
07/1979 LP 12" ASYLUM 6E-222 (US) PINK CADILLAC - China Town / Automobile / Killing The Blues / No Name Girl / Saigon / This Cold War With You / Baby Let's Play House / Down By The Side Of The Road / How Lucky / Ubangi Stomp
08/1980 LP 12" ASYLUM 6E-286 (US) STORM WINDOWS - Shop Talk / Living In The Future / It's Happening To You / Sleepy Eyed Boy / All Night Blue / Just Wanna Be With You / Storm Windows / Baby Ruth / One Red Rose / I Had A Dream
08/1983 2 LP 12" RHINO RNFP-71400 (US) GREAT DAYS - ANTHOLOGY :
DISC 1 : Illegal Smile / Spanish Pipedream / Hello In There / Sam Stone / Paradise / Donald And Lydia / Late John Garfield Blues / Yes I Guess They Oughta Name A Drink After You / Great Compromise / Sweet Revenge / Please Don't Bury Me / Christmas In Prison / Dear Abby / Blue Umbrella / Common Sense / Come Back To Us Barbara / Saddle In The Rain / He Was In Heaven Before He Died / Fish And Whistle / That's The Way The World's Go Round / Bruised Orange (Chain Of Sorrow)
DISC 2 : Sabu Visits The Twin Cities Alone / Automobile / Killing The Blues / Down By The Side Of The Road / Living In The Future / It's Happening To You / Storm Windows / One Red Rose / Souvenirs / Aimless Love / Oldest Baby In The World / People Puttin' People Down / Unwed Fathers / Angel From Montgomery / Linda Goes To Mars / Bad Boy / Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness / Big Old Goofy World / Sins Of Mephisto / All The Best
1984 LP 12" OH BOY LPS-002 (US) AIMLESS LOVE - Be My Friend Tonight / Aimless Love / Me And Myself / Oldest Baby In The World / Slow Boat To China / Bottomless Lake / Maureen Maureen / Somewhere Someone's Falling In Love / People Puttin' People Down / Unwed Fathers / Only Love
06/1986 CD OH BOY OBR-003 (US) GERMAN AFTERNOONS - Lulu Walls / Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness / Out Of Love / Sailin' Around / If She Were You / Linda Goes To Mars / Let's Talk Dirty In Hawaiian / I Just Want To Dance With You / Love Love Love / Bad Boy / They'll Never Take Her Love From Me / Paradise
1988 2 LP 12"  OH BOY OBR-005 (US) JOHN PRINE LIVE :
DISC 1 : Come Back To Us Barabara Lewis Hare Krishna Beauregard / Six O'Clock News / Oldest Baby In The World / Angel From Montgomery / Grandpa Was A Carpenter / Blue Umbrella / Fish And Whistle / Sabu Visits The Twin Cities Alone / Living In The Future
DISC 2 : Illegal Smile / Mexican Home / Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness / Accident / Sam Stone / Souvenirs / Aw Heck / Donald And Lydia / That's The Way That The World Goes Round / Hello In There
1990 CD Mobile Fidelity Sound MFCD 856 (US) AIMLESS LOVE - Be My Friend Tonight / Aimless Love / Me And Myself / Oldest Baby In The World / Slow Boat To China / Bottomless Lake / Maureen Maureen / Somewhere Someone's Falling In Love / People Puttin' People Down / Unwed Fathers / Only Love
09/1991 CD OH BOY OBR 009CD (US) THE MISSING YEARS - Picture Show / All The Best / Sins Of Mephisto / Everybody Wants To Feel Like You / It's A Big Old Goofy World / I Want To Be With You Always / Daddy's Little Pumpkin / Take A Look At My Heart / Great Rain / Way Back Then / Unlonely / You Got Old / Everybody Is Cool / Jesus The Missing Years
11/1993 CD OH BOY OBR 011CD (US) A JOHN PRINE CHRISTMAS - Everything Is Cool / All The Best / Silent Night All Day Long / If You Were The Woman And I Was The Man / Silver Bells / I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / Christmas In Prison / John Prine Christmas
04/1995 CD OH BOY OBR 013CD (US) LOST DOGS + MIXED BLESSINGS - New Train / Ain't Hurtin' Nobody / All The Way With You / We Are The Lonely / Lake Marie / Humidity Built The Snowman / Day Is Done / Quit Hollerin' At Me / Big Fat Love / Same Thing Happened To Me / This Love Is Real / Leave The Lights On / He Forgot That It Was Sunday / I Love You So Much It Hurts
04/1997 CD OH BOY OBR 015CD (US) LIVE ON TOUR - Picture Show / Quit Hollerin' At Me / You Got Gold / Unwed Fathers / Space Monkey / Late John Garfield Blues / Storm Windows / Jesus The Missing Years / Humidity Built The Snowman / Illegal Smile / Daddy's Little Pumpkin / Lake Marie / If I Could / Stick A Needle In My Eye / You Mean So Much To Me
11/1998 CD OH BOY OBR 018CD (US)

Lucky 13 - Let's Talk Dirty In Hawaiian / Beautiful World / Kokomo / I was Right About You (Keith Sykes) / Me Casa Su Casa (Keith Sykes) / Betty Was Black (& Willie Was White) (The Bis-Quits) / Small Town/Big Hair (The Bis-Quits) / Miss Liberty (Heather Eatman) / Half A Woman (Heather Eatman) / World Owes Me  (R.B. Morris) / Roy (R.B. Morris with John Prine) / The Oldest Baby In The World (Donnie Fritts) / Why is My Day So Long (Donnie Fritts with John Prine)

09/1999 CD OH BOY CD-019 (US) IN SPITE OF OURSELVES - (We're Not) The Jet Set (with Iris DeMent) / So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) (with Connie Smith) / Wedding Bells - Let's Turn Back The Years (with Lucinda Williams) / When Two Worlds Collide (with Trisha Yearwood) / Milwaukee Here I Come (with Melba Montgomery) / I Know One (with Emmylou Harris) / It's A Cheating Situation (with Dolores Keane) / Back Street Affair (with Patty Loveless) / Loose Talk (with Connie Smith) / Let's Invite Them Over (with Iris DeMent) / Till A Tear Becomes A Rose (with Fiona Prine) / In A Town This Size (with Dolores Keane) / We Could (with Iris DeMent) / We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds (with Melba Montgomery) / In Spite Of Ourselves (with Iris DeMent) / Dear John (I've Sent Your Saddle Home).
10/2000 CD OH BOY OBR 021 (US) SOUVENIRS - Souvenirs / Fish And Whistle / Far From Me / Angel From Montgomery / Donald And Lydia / Christmas In Prison / Storm Windows / Grandpa Was A Carpenter / Late John Garfield Blues / Blue Umbrella / Six O'Clock News / People Puttin' People Down / Sam Stone / Please Don't Bury Me / Hello In There
04/2005 CD OH BOY OBR 034 (US) FAIR AND SQUARE - Glory Of True Love / Crazy As A Loon / Long Monday / Taking A Walk / Some Humans Ain't Human / My Darlin' Hometown / Morning Train / Moon Is Down / Clay Pigeons / She Is My Everything / I Hate It When That Happens To Me / Bear Creek Blues / BONUS TRACKS : Other Side Of Town / Safety Joe
2007 2 LP 12" OH BOY OBR 034 (US) FAIR AND SQUARE :
DISC 1 : Glory Of True Love / Crazy As A Loon / Long Monday / Taking A Walk / Some Humans Ain't Humans / My Darlin' Hometown / Morning Train / The Moon Is Down
DISC 2 : Clay Pigeons / She Is My Everything / I Hate When That Happens To Me / Bear Creek Blues / Other Side Of Town / Saftey Joe / Carousel Of Love / That's Alright By Me / That's How Every Empire Falls / Dual Custody
04/2007 CD OH BOY OBR 038 (US) Standard Songs for Average People - John Prine & Mac Wiseman - Blue-Eyed Elaine / Don't Be Ashamed Of Your Age / I Forgot To Remember To Forget / I Love You Because / Pistol-Packin' Mama / Saginaw, Michigan / Old Dogs, Children And Watermelon Wine / Old Cape Cod / Death Of Floyd Collins / The Blue Side Of Lonesome / In The Garden / Just The Other Side Of Nowhere / Old Rugged Cross / Where The Blue Of The Night
05/2010 CD OH BOY OBR 039 (US)

In Person & On Stage - Spanish Pipe Dream / She Is My Everything / In Spite Of Ourselves / Long Monday / The Late John Garfield Blues / The Bottomless Lake / Bear Creek Blues / Saddle In The Rain / Angel From Montgomery / Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore / Mexican Home / Unwed Fathers / Glory Of True Love / Paradise

10/2011 2 CD OH BOY OBR 040 (US)

The Singing Mailman Delivers :
CD 1 : Studio Performance - August 1970 : Hello In There / Souvenirs / Great Society Conflict / Paradise / Blue Umbrella / Aw Heck / llegal Smile / Flashback Blues / Frying Pan / Sour Grapes / Star, A Jewel, And A Hoax
CD 2 : Live Performance - November 1970 : Flashback Blues / Hello In There / Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore / Great Compromise / Blue Umbrella / Illegal Smile / Angel From Montgomery / Good Time / Hey Good Lookin' - Jambalaya / Quiet Man / Paradise / Great Society Conflict Veteran's Blues / Spanish Pipedream

07/2013 2 LP 12" OH BOY OBR-009 (US) The Missing Years :
DISC 1 : Picture Show / All The Best / The Sins Of Memphisto / Everybody Wants To Feel Like You / It's A Big Old Goofy World / I Want To Be With You Always / Daddy's Little Pumpkin / Take A Look At My Heart
DISC 2 : Great Rain / Way Back Then / Unlonely / You Got Gold / Everything Is Cool / Jesus The Missing Years / The Third Of July (previously unreleased)
11/2014 2 CD Raven RVCD 383 (AUS)

Angels From Montgomery - 4 Essential Albums 1971-1975 :
CD 1 : Illegal Smile / Spanish Pipedream / Hello In There / Sam Stone / Paradise / Pretty Good / Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore / Far From Me / Angel From Montgomery / Quit Man / Donald And Lydia / Six O'Clock News / Flashback Blues / Everybody / Torch Singer / Souvenirs / Late John Garfield Blues / Sour Grapes / Billy The Bum / Frying Pan / Yes I Guess They Oughta Name A Drink After You / Take The Star Out Of The Window / Great Compromise / Clocks And Spoons
CD 2 : Rocky Mountain Time / Diamonds In The Rough / Sweet Revenge / Please Don't Bury Me / Christmas In Prison / Dear Abby / Blue Umbrella / Often Is A Word I Seldom Use / Onomatopoeia / Grandpa Was A Carpenter / The Accident (Things Could Be Worse) / Mexican Home / Good Time / Nine Pound Hammer / Middleman / Common Sense / Come Back To Us Barbara Lewis Hare Krishna Beauregard / Wedding Day In Funeralville / Way Down / My Own Best Friend / Forbidden Jimmy / Saddle In The Rain / That Close To You / He Was In Heaven Before He Died / You Never Can Tell

04/2015 LP 12" OH BOY OBR 043 (US)

September 78 - Often Is A Word I Seldom Use / Angel From Montgomery / Crooked Piece Of Time / I Had A Dream / Try To Find Another Man / Pretty Good / Iron Ore Betty / Please Don't Bury Me / Treat Me Nice / Sweet Revenge

01/2016 2 CD All Access AACD 0133 (US)

Bottom Line :
CD 1 : Spanish Pipedream / Often Is A Word I Seldom Use / Angel From Montgomery / Fish And Whistle / Crooked Piece Of Time / Blue Umbrella / Illegal Smile John Prine / Sabu Visits The Twin Cities Alone / Bottomless Lake / Sam Stone / That's The Way That The World Goes Round / There She Goes / I Had A Dream Last Night / Chinatown / If You Don't Want My Love
CD 2 : Try To Find Another Man / Everything's About The Same / Hello In There / Grandpa Was A Carpenter / Ballad Of A Teenage Queen / Paradise / Please Don't Bury Me / Sleepy Eyed Boy / Treat Me Nice / Onomatopeia / Sailin' Around / Mexican Home / How Lucky Can One Man Get / I'm Not That Good At Goodbye / Saddle In The Rain

04/2016 CD Golden Rain GRCD 010 (US)

The 1970 Broadcasts - Hello In There / Souvenirs / Sam Stone / Paradise / Blue Umbrella / Aw Heck / Illegal Smile / Flashback Blues / The Frying Pan / Sour Grapes / A Star, A Jewel And A Hoax / Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Hit / The Great Compromise / Angel From Montgomery / A Good Time / Hey, Good Lookin' - Jambalaya / Quiet Man / Spanish Pipedream / Hello In There / Interview With Studs Terkel / The Frying Pan / Interview / Sam Stone / Interview / Donald & Lydia / Spanish Pipedream / Interview / Flashback Blues

06/2016 CD Laser Media 1142522 (GER)

One Red Rose - Steve Goodman & John Prine - Conversation / How Lucky / Conversation / Flight 191 / Conversation / Automobile / Conversation / Would You Like to Learn to Dance? / Conversation / One Red Rose / Conversation / The Vegetable Song / Conversation / Grandpa Was A Carpenter / Conversation / The Late John Garfield Blues / Conversation / San Antonio Rose / Conversation

09/2016 CD OH BOY OBR 044  (US) For Better, or Worse - Who's Gonna Take The Garbage Out / Storms Never Last / Falling In Love Again / Color Of The Blues / I'm Telling You / Remember Me / Look At Us / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke / Fifteen Years Ago / Cold Cold Heart / Dreaming My Dreams / Mental Cruelty / Mr. & Mrs. Used To Be / My Happiness / Just Waitin'
04/2018 CD OH BOY 13327CD (US) The Tree of Forgiveness - Knockin' On Your Screen Door / I Have Met My Love Today / Egg & Daughter Nite, Lincoln Nebraska, 1967 (Crazy Bone) / Summer's End / Caravan Of Fools / The Lonesome Friends Of Science / No Ordinary Blue / Boundless Love / God Only Knows / When I Get To Heaven

Rocky Productions 13/04/2018