Chanteur Country US né Edgar Leon Rausch le 2 Octobre 1927 ŕ BIllings (Missouri). Il est connu comme ""the voice" of Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys

Known as "the voice" of Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, Leon Rausch was born October 2, 1927, in Missouri. Edgar Leon Rausch was raised in a musical family and began playing guitar with his father at local dances as a child and continued through his high-school years. Upon graduation, Rausch joined the military and played off and on with local bands until he moved to Tulsa in 1955. Rausch received his first big break with an appearance on the Louisiana Hayride the following year, and on St. Patrick's Day 1958 he was asked to join Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, replacing Vocalsist Glynn Duncan. Rausch's stint with Wills lasted into the early '60s. He then briefly joined Johnnie Lee Wills' band before forming his own group, the New Texas Playboys, in Fort Worth, TX. By the late '60s the band had appeared on Cowtown Jamboree and released a few singles without much fanfare. In 1973, an ailing Wills contacted Rausch about rejoining his Texas Playboys on what would be Wills' final record, For the Last Time. Following Wills' death in 1975, Rausch and the original Texas Playboys continued to record and play gigs, including a high-profile appearence on Austin City Limits. In 1983 Rausch had slowed down his working pace but continued to take part in projects that interested him, including Asleep at the Wheel's Tribute to the Music of Bob Wills with the group that became the Playboys II. Since then, Rausch has written a book co-authored by Dr. John E. Perkins Jr. titled Leon Rausch...The Voice of the Texas Playboys about his time with Wills.

Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Western Swing

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Glass Of Pride (1964)

Someday I'll Sober Up (1965)

Painted Angels (1967)

I'm So Glad Mom Can't See Me Now (1967)

Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (1967)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

1955 SP CENTRAL 119 (US)

Lost Highway / Smudges On The Wall 

11/1964 SP SIMS 213 (US)

Glass Of Pride / Heart Of A Clown

02/1965 SP SIMS 232 (US)

Dance Toward The Door / Are You Really Worth It All

1965 SP RIC S-163 (US)

The Texas Playboys featuring Leon RAUSCH - Someday I'll Sober Up / I'll See You To The Door 

1965 SP RIC S-182 (US) The Texas Playboys featuring Leon RAUSCH - Livin‘, Laughin‘, And Lovin‘ / Footsteps To Nowhere
1966 ? SP KAPP KE-105 (US)

Bob WILLS & The Texas Playboys featuring Leon Rausch - Deep In The Heart Of Texas / I Just Can't Take It Anymore

1967 SP LONGHORN LH 572 (US)

Brand New World / Did We Have To Come This Far To Say Good-Bye?

1967 SP LONGHORN LH 576 (US)

Brand New World / If I Had Yesterday Over Again

1967 SP LONGHORN LH 580 (US)

Painted Angels / I'm So Glad Mom Can't See Me Now

12/1967 SP LONGHORN LH 583 (US)

You Bring Out The Worst / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke

05/1968 SP LONGHORN LH 586 (US)

Sooner Or Later / Winner Gets The Dime

1971 SP CHARAY 92 (US)

The Last One (To leave The Party) / The Truth Is In My Pocket 

1971 SP OAKRIDGE ? (US)

Stranger In My Heart / Darling, Hold Me Tightly

1972 SP MUSIC MILL ? (US)

The Winning Card / Let Your Heart Be True

1973 SP DERRICK 45-DRC-100 (US)

Hanoi Jane / No Justice Here Today

1973 SP DERRICK 45-DRC-101 (US)

Mona Lisa / I'll Say Your Goodbyes 

09/1973 SP DERRICK 45-DRC-102 (US)

Where The Old Red River Flows / My Friend My Friend

1975 SP DERRICK 45-DRC-104 (US)

Who'll Cool My Hot Tears? / Behind Bamboo Curtains

12/1975 SP DERRICK 45-DRC-105 (US)

Through The Bottom Of The Glass / Louisiana My Home

04/1976 SP DERRICK 45-DRC-106 (US)

Ginny / My Friend, My Friend

08/1976 SP DERRICK 45-DRC-107 (US)

She's The Trip I've Been On / I'll Say Your Goodbyes

1977 SP DERRICK 45-DRC-112 (US)

Mem'ryville / Drinkin' Things Over

05/1978 SP DERRICK 45-DRC-119 (US)

I'm Satisfied With You / Heart To Heart Talk

10/1978 SP DERRICK 45-DRC-122 (US)

Let's Have A Heart To Heart Talk / Did We Have To Come This Far To Say Goodbye

1979 SP DERRICK 45-DRC-124 (US)

You Can Be Replaced / Put Me To The Test

11/1979 SP DERRICK 45-DRC-128 (US)

Palimony / Love Love Love

197? SP GALAXY 00333 / 00334 (US)

My Neighbor The Firefighter / Firefighter Blues

1980 SP POKE 15486/7 (US)

Hold 'Em Cowboys / The Games Cheaters Play

1984 SP SOUTHLAND SR-7312 (US)

Going Away Party / One More Good Time Band

1984 SP SOUTHLAND SR-7314 (US)

Route 66 / Late Late Dream

11/1984 SP SOUTHLAND SR-7316 (US)

Please Come Home For Christmas / Late, Late Dream

1986 SP SOUTHLAND SR-7482 (US)

Deep In The Heart Of Texas / Cotton Eyed Joe

199? SP COLLECTABLES COL-90113 (US) Deep In The Heart Of Texas (Bob WILLS & The Texas Playboys featuring Leon RAUSCH) / Faded Love (Bob WILLS & Mel TILLIS)









Albums

10/1966 LP 12" KAPP KL-1506 (mono) / KS-3506 (stereo) (US) FROM THE HEART OF TEXAS - Bob Wills And The Texas Playboys Featuring Leon Rausch - Deep In The Heart Of Texas / You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven / What's Fort Worth / A Big Ball In Cowtown (We'll Dance Around) / Pinto Beans / Where Do I Go From Here / My Adobe Hacienda / Kansas City / Gone Indian / Guess I'll Move On Down The Line / If No News Is Good News / I Just Can't Take It Anymore
1971 LP 12" Discus LPS-911 (US)

Doin' It Bob's Way - Home In San Antone / Maiden's Prayer / Deep Water / Hang Your Head In Shame / San Antonio Rose / Time Changes Everything / I Wonder If You Feel The Way I Do / My Confession / Corrine Corina / Broken Heart For A Souvenir / New Road Under My Wheels

1976 LP 12" DERRICK DRC-100LP (US) SHE'S THE TRIP THAT I'VE BEEN ON - She's The Trip That I've Been On / Through The Bottom Of The Glass / Mem'ryville / Ginny / My Friend, My Friend / Side Two / Ding Dong / Liar / Drinkin' Things Over / Louisiana, My Home / I'll Say Your Goodbyes
1978 LP 12" Crazy Cajun ‎CC-1103 (US)

Doin' It Bob's Way - Home In San Antonio / Maiden's Prayer / Deep Water / Hang Your Head In Shane / San Antonio Rose / Time Changes Everything / I Wonder If You Feel The Way I Do / My Confession / Corine, Corina / A Broken Heart For A Souvenir / A New World Under My Wheels

198? LP 12" DERRICK DEC-1004LP (US)

Heart Of All Hearts - She‘s The Trip I´ve Been On / Mem’ryville / Drinkin´ Things Over / Through The Bottom Of The Glass / Ginny / Liar / Did We Have To Come This Far To Say Goodbye / Ding Dong / You Can Be Replaced / Louisiana My Home / Love Love Love / Palimony / Hold’em Cowboys / I‘m Satisfied With You / Let‘s Have A Heart To Heart Talk / The Game Cheaters Play / Put Me To The Test

1984 LP 12" SOUTHLAND SR-7311 (US) THE RAUSCH TOUCH - Route 66 / Forgive Me / Secret Love / Double Life / Late Late Dream / Going Away Party / Just A Little Lovin' / One More Goodtime Band / Please Come Home For Christmas / I Was Just Walking Out The Door / Don't Get Around Much Anymore
1986 LP 12" SOUTHLAND SR-7481 (US)

Deep In The Heart Of Texas - Introduction by Larry Scott / San Antonio Rose / Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind / Texas In My Soul / Right Or Wrong / Amarillo By Morning / You Don't Have To Be From Texas (But It Helps) / Deep In The Heart Of Texas / Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer To You) / Faded Love / Beautiful Texas / Cotton Eyed Joe 

1997 3 CD Sims SRBS-100 (US)

Tribute To The Music Of Bob Wills - Leon RAUSCH - TOMMY ALLSUP - Faded Love / Convict And The Rose / Rosetta / Mexicali Rose / Lilly Dale / South Of The Border / I Don't Know Why / Old Fashion Love / I Wonder If You Feel The Way I Do / Cherokee Maiden / My Mary / I Wish Your Picture Was You / You Don't Love Me, But I'll Always Care / Dusty Skies / Bring It On Down To My House / Yearning; Why Do I? / Blue Bonnet Lane / The Waltz You Saved For Me / My Life's Been A Pleasure / Across The Alley From The Alamo / My Confession / Spanish Fandango / Ten Years / That's What I Like About The South / When You Leave Amarillo / Turn Out The Lights / Bubbles In My Beer / Brain Cloudy Blues / Spanish Two Step / Still Water Runs The Deepest / Miss Molly / Honeysuckle Time In The Valley / The Warm Red Wine / Four Or Five Times / San Antonio Rose / The Kind Of Love / Deep Water / I Can't Go On This Way / Sugar Moon / Party For The Old Folks / Worried Over You / Right Or Wrong / Keeper Of My Heart / Li'l Liza Jane / King Without A Queen / It's The Bottle Talking / Stay All Night (Stay A Little Longer) / Blues For Dixie / Goodnight Little Sweetheart / Under The Double Eagle

1998 CD SOUTHLAND SR-7517-CD (US) DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS - Introduction (Larry SCOTT) / Texas In My Soul / Amarillo By Morning / Route 66 / Forgive Me / Right Or Wrong / Secret Love / Don't Get Around Much Anymore / Going Away Party / You Don't Have To Be From Texas (But It Helps) / Faded Love / San Antonio Rose / Dallas / Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer To You) / I Was Just Walking Out The Door / Does Ft. Worth Ever Cross Your Mind / Just A Little Lovin' / Late Late Dream / One More Good Time Band In Texas / Beautiful Texas / Deep In The Heart Of Texas
1999 CD SOUTHLAND SR-7627-CD (US) CLOSE TO YOU - Close To You / That Would Sure Go Good / In The Misty Moonlight / Hotline / The Little Blue Bonnet Bar / Ruidoso / You Don't Know Me / You're From Texas / I'm A Music Man / Bubbles In My Beer / Inseparable From My Heart / The Day You Left Me / I Don't Care / Tucumcari Woman / Take Me In Your Arms And Hold Me / Don't Be Ashamed Of Your Age / The Heebee Jeebee Blues / China Doll / Two Glasses, Joe / On Silver Wings To San Antone
2000 CD SOUTHLAND SR-7711 (US)

Bob Wills‘ Texas Playboys Band Featuring Legendary Western Swing Vocalist Leon Rausch & Grand Grammy Award Winner Tommy Allsup - Playboy Theme / San Antonio Rose / Right Or Wrong / My Life's Been A Pleasure / Red Skin Gal / Faded Love / Bring It On Down To My House / Westphalia Waltz / Big Beaver / Trouble In Mind / Cherokee Maiden / Roly Poly / Misery / Miss Molly (vocals by Mark Abbott) / My Mary / Panhandle Rag / Milk Cow Blues / Tater Pie (vocals by Tommy Allsup) / Tuxedo Junction / Four Or Five Times / Playboys Theme

2002 CD SOUTHLAND SR-7712 (US)

Bob Wills‘ Texas Playboys Band Featuring Legendary Western Swing Vocalist Leon Rausch & Grand Grammy Award Winner Tommy Allsup - Playboys Theme / Sooner Or Later / What Makes Bob Holler / Jean Street Swing / Please, Don't Leave Me Anymore / If No News Is Good News / Take Me Back To Tulsa / Blue Spanish Eyes / Lily Dale / You Don't Care What Happens To Me / Lone Star Rag / Slippin' Around / Roly Poly / Blue Steel Blues / Sittin' On Top Of The World / I'll Keep On Lovin' You (vocals by Mark Abbott) / In The Mood / Goodnight Little Sweetheart

2003 CD SOUTHLAND SR-7713 (US)

Bob Wills‘ Texas Playboys Band Featuring Legendary Western Swing Vocalist Leon Rausch & Grand Grammy Award Winner Tommy Allsup - The Kind Of Love I Can't Forget / Big Beaver / I Love You So Much It Hurts / I Ain't Got Nobody / Big Rock In The Road (Tommy Allsup vocals) / I Wonder If You Feel The Way I Do / Steel Guitar Rag / Dusty Skies / Heart To Heart Talk / New Road Under My Wheels (Larry Reed vocals) / Don't Be Ashamed Of Your Age / A Party For The Old Folks (Tommy Allsup vocals) / Cold Cold War / Rock A Bye Baby Blues / Gotta Have My Baby Back / Beaumont Rag / Playboys Them

200? CD ? (US) CHRISTIAN COUNTY - Turn Your Radio On / How Great Thou Art / Jesus Hold My Hand / It Is No Secret / Just A Little Talk With Jesus / Why Me Lord / Life's Railway To Heaven / Peace In The Valley / I'll Fly Away / Just A Closer Walk With Thee
07/2010 CD BISMEAUX PRODUCTIONS 9670 (US) IT'S A GOOD DAY - ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL AND Leon RAUSCH - It's A Good Day / Truck Driver's Blues / Well All Right (Tonight's The Night) / Rosetta / Basin Street Blues / I Didn't Realize / Mean Woman With The Green Eyes / Sugar Moon / Cotton Patch Blues / Snap Your Fingers / Get Your Kicks (On Route 66) / Osage Stomp
???? CD Spicher Family ? (US)

Western Swing Band Featuring Leon Rausch - The Nashville Swing Band Theme / San Antonio Rose / Miss Molly / Maiden's Prayer / I Can't Go On This Way / Four Or Five Times / Faded Love / Ida Red / Cherokee Maiden / Across The Alley From The Alamo; /A Party For The Old Folks / Your're Nobody's Sweetheart Now (Paul Kramer) / Lily Dale

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