Chanteur Country US né Jesse Lee Shibley, le 21 Septembre 1914 à Van Buren (Atkansas). Arkie Shibley est mort le 9 Septembre 1975 à Van Buren (Atkansas).

Jesse Lee “Arkie” Shibley was a country singer best known for recording the original version of “Hot Rod Race” in 1950. The song is included in the book What Was the First Rock ‘n’ Roll Record? as one of fifty recordings that were influential in the origination of rock and roll. According to authors Jim Dawson and Steve Propes, its importance lies in the fact that “it introduced automobile racing into popular music and underscored the car’s relevance to American culture, particularly youth culture.”
Jesse Lee Shibley was born on September 21, 1914, in Van Buren (Crawford County) to David M. and Prudie Shibley, both farmers. He was a cattle farmer himself and, on November 25, 1935, married Evelyn Marie Breeden; they had three children. The following year, he relocated to Bremerton, Washington, where he helped build the Illahee State Park by day and played swing country by night. Self-taught on guitar, Shibley assembled a group of musicians in the mid-1940s who would stay with him for almost a full decade: Leon Kelley (lead guitar), Phil Fregon (fiddle), Jackie Hayes (bass and banjo), and “Docie” Dean Manuel (piano). Calling themselves the Mountain Dew Boys, they made their first recordings for the obscure MaeMae label on the West Coast in the late 1940s. By that time, Shibley had moved to California, where “Arkie” was a common nickname for immigrants from Arkansas.
In 1950, Shibley was offered a song called “Hot Rod Race,” written by George Wilson (not a pseudonym for Shibley, as has been suggested elsewhere). He took it to Bill McCall, owner of 4 Star Records in Pasadena, California, who turned him down. The experience was later related in Shibley’s recording “Arkie’s Talking Blues”: “So I went to 4 Star with a smile on my face / I had a little tune called Hot Rod Race / Bill McCall he said it was no good / I’d be better off cutting hard wood.”
Shibley then decided to form his own label, Mountain Dew Records, and released “Hot Rod Race” in November 1950. Sensing a potential hit, McCall had second thoughts about the song. He purchased the master and reissued “Hot Rod Race” on his own Gilt-Edge label. With McCall’s promotional machine behind the record, it sold spectacularly, peaking at number five on Billboard’s country charts in February 1951. However, there was strong competition from several cover versions on major labels by Ramblin’ Jimmie Dolan (Capitol), Red Foley (Decca), and Tiny Hill (Mercury). These were more polished than the original, with its occasional odd tempos and awkward verses. All three cover versions peaked at number seven on the country charts, with the Tiny Hill version also crossing over to the pop charts at number twenty-nine.
Shibley recorded four sequels to his hit, all in 1951 and all performed in a Woody Guthrie–like talking blues style. A variation on “Hot Rod Race” called “Hot Rod Lincoln” was a pop hit in versions by Charlie Ryan (rising to number thirty-three in 1960), Johnny Bond (number twenty-six, 1960), and Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (number nine, 1972).
Though Shibley has been ignored by most country music encyclopedias, his place in country and early rock and roll history is assured on the strength of “Hot Rod Race.” Its influence was immense, not only on rock and roll car songs like “Maybellene” by Chuck Berry and “Race With the Devil” by Gene Vincent, but also on the hot rod music from the early 1960s (the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, the Hondells, etc.).
Shibley died on September 9, 1975, in Van Buren.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkie_Shibley

http://www.rockabillyeurope.com/references/messages/arkie_shibley.htm

Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Western Swing, Honky Tonk, Traditional Country

Hot Rod Race (1950)

Shore Leave (1952)

Arkie's Talking Blues (1952)

DUSTY BLOSSOM BOOGIE (1954)

I'M A POOR OAKIE (1959)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

1948 78 t. The Mae Mae 76 (US)

Arkie Shibley & His Mt. Dew Boys - I’m A Lone Little Gypsy / Tip Top Special

1948 78 t. The Mae Mae 77 (US)

Arkie Shibley & His Mt. Dew Boys - Too Long Gone / Blue Kelly Boogie

1948 78 t. The Mae Mae 78 (US)

Arkie Shibley & His Mt. Dew Boys - Arkie‘s Talking Blues / Apple Dumpling (Washington State Apple Song)

1949 78 t. The Mae Mae 83 (US)

Arkie Shibley & His Mt. Dew Boys - Ragtime Annie / Muddy Road To Texas

10/1950 78 t. Gilt-Edge 5021 (US) Hot Rod Race  (Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys) / I'm Living Alone With An Old Love (Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys / vocal by Leon Kelly)
10/1950 SP Gilt-Edge 45-GE-5021 (US)

Hot Rod Race  (Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys) / I'm Living Alone With An Old Love (Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys / vocal by Leon Kelly)

10/1950 78 t. Gilt-Edge 45-MD-101 (US) Hot Rod Race  (Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys) / I'm Living Alone With An Old Love (Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys / vocal by Leon Kelly)
10/1950 SP Gilt-Edge 45-MD-101 (US) Hot Rod Race  (Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys) / I'm Living Alone With An Old Love (Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys / vocal by Leon Kelly)
11/1950 78 t. Mt. Dew MD-101 (US) Hot Rod Race  (Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys) / I'm Living Alone With An Old Love (Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys / vocal by Leon Kelly)
11/1950 SP Mt. Dew 45-MD-101 (US)

Hot Rod Race  (Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys) / I'm Living Alone With An Old Love (Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys / vocal by Leon Kelly)

12/1950 78 t. & SP Gilt-Edge MD-102 (US)

Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys - Mountain Dew Stomp / Those Tear Drops 

1951 78 t. Mt. Dew MD-103 (US) Fiddle Boogie (Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys) / This Feeling You Brought Over Me (Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys / vocal by Leon Kelly)
1951 SP Mt. Dew 45-MD-103 (US) Fiddle Boogie (Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys) / This Feeling You Brought Over Me (Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys / vocal by Leon Kelly)
1951 78 t. & SP Gilt-Edge MD-103 (US)

Fiddle Boogie (Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys) / This Feeling You Brought Over Me (Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys / vocal by Leon Kelly)

1951 78 t. & SP Gilt-Edge MD-104 (US)

Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys - Mountain Dew Stomp / Dear Judge

03/1951 78 t. Gilt-Edge 5030 (US) Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys - Hot Rod Race No. 2 / I Wish I Was Somebody's Rose  
03/1951 SP Gilt-Edge 45-GE-5030 (US) Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys - Hot Rod Race No. 2 / I Wish I Was Somebody's Rose  
05/1951 78 t. Gilt-Edge 5036 (US) Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys - Arkie Meets The Judge (Hot Rod Race No. 3) / Uncle Sam Has Called My Number
05/1951 SP Gilt-Edge 45-GE-5036 (US)

Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys - Arkie Meets The Judge (Hot Rod Race No. 3) / Uncle Sam Has Called My Number

10/1951 78 t. & SP Gilt-Edge 5047 (US)

The Guy In The Mercury (Hot Rod Race #4)  (Arkie Shibley & The Mountain Dew Boys / vocal by Arkie Shibley) / This Feeling You Brought Over Me (Arkie Shibley & The Mountain Dew Boys / vocal by Leon Kelly)

12/1951 78 t. & SP Gilt-Edge 5054 (US)

Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys - Hot Rod Race #5 (The Kid In The Model A) / My Beautiful Washington Rose

02/1952 78 t. & SP Gilt-Edge 5059 (US)

Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys - Shore Leave / Guitar Hoedown

1952 78 t. & SP Gilt-Edge 5065 (US)

Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys - Five String Banjo March / Arkie's Letter From Home

1952 78 t. & SP Gilt-Edge MD-105 (US)

Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys - Smokey Mountain Hills Of Tennessee / Five String Banjo March

1952 78 t. & SP Gilt-Edge MD-106 (US)

Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys - Hot Woodpecker Rag / Beautiful Coeur D'Alene

1952 78 t. Mt. Dew MD-107 (US) Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys - River Spokane / Hardtimes In Arkansas
1952 SP Mt. Dew 45-MD-107 (US)

Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys - River Spokane / Hardtimes In Arkansas

09/1952 78 t. & SP Gilt-Edge 5072 (US)

Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys - Hot Woodpecker Rag / Three Day Pass

1952 ? 78 t. & SP Gilt-Edge T 5 (US)

Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys - Uncle Sam Has Called My Number / Alaska

12/1952 78 t. & SP Gilt-Edge T 8 (US) Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys -Blue Guitar Ramble / Arkie's Talking Blues
1952 78 t. & SP Gilt-Edge MD-108 (US)

Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys - It Grieves My Lobely Heart / All Because Of You

12/1952 78 t. & SP Gilt-Edge 5078 (US)

Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys - Blue Guitar Ramble / Arkie's Talking Blues

1953 78 t. & SP Blue Ribbon 3S-23 (US)

Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys - Dear Judge / Playing Dominoes And Shooting Dice

03/1954 78 t. & SP Gilt-Edge 5089 (US)

Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys - Dusty Blossom Boogie / Hard Times In Arkansas

1954 78 t. & SP Gilt-Edge T 11 (US) Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys - Dusty Blossom Boogie / Hard Times In Arkansas
195? 78 t. & SP Gilt-Edge T 37 (US)

Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys - Beautiful Coeur D'Alene / Hot Woodpecker Rag

12/1959 SP 4 STAR 1737X45 (US)

Pick Pick Pickin' (My Guitar)  / I'm A Poor Oakie

12/1960 SP 4 STAR 1746X45 (US)

House Next Door / In My Travels






Album

1997 CD Collector CLCD 2856 (NL)

Hot Rod Race - Hot Rod Race, Pt. 1 / Shore Leave / Blue Guitar Gamble / I'm A Poor Oakie / Hot Rod Race, Pt. 2 / Blue Kelly Boogie / Pick-Pick-Pickin' (On My Old Guitar) / Guitar Hoedown / Playing Dominoes And Shooting Dice / Hard Times In Arkansas / Dusty Blossom Boogie / Arkie Meets The Judge-Hot Rod Race, Pt. 3 / Beautiful Coer'd Alene / Fiddle Boogie / Arkie's Talking Blues / Arkie's Letter From Home / Five String Banjo March / I Wish I Was Somebody's Rose / Hot Rod Race, Pt. 4 (The Guy In The Mercury) / Hot Woodpecker Rag / Dear Judge / Mountain Dew Stomp / Hot Rod Race, Pt. 5 (The Kid In The Model A) / Rockaway / You Put My Heart In Orbit

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