Chanteur Country US né Joseph Simpson, le 6 Mars 1934 à Higley (Arizona). Red Simpson a fait ses débuts avec Buck Owens pour lequel il écrit plusieurs titres Country. Au milieu des années soixante, Red adhère au mouvement "Truck Songs" et signe un contrat avec Capitol. Sa Musique est rythmée, vivante, parfois proche du Rock 'n' Roll et représente le meilleur de la Country Music des sixties. Red Simpson est décédé le 8 Janvier 2016 à Bakersfield (Californie).

Best known for his string of trucking songs, Red Simpson was raised in Bakersfield, California, the youngest of a dozen children. At age 14, he wrote his first song -- about chickens -- and sang it to his family's fowl. During the Korean War, he served aboard a naval hospital ship, the Repose, where he found relief by forming the Repose Ramblers, who played any instruments they could scrounge up. He bought better ones in Japan and began to practice in earnest, and became a professional musician in California after his discharge.
Simpson was working at the Wagon Wheel in Lamont when Fuzzy Owen saw him and arranged for Simpson to work at his Clover Club as a piano player. He then got a job replacing Buck Owens at the Blackboard Club on weekends. Simpson was influenced by OwensMerle Haggard, and Bill Woods, who asked Red if he would write a song about driving trucks. (By the time Simpson handed him four truck songs, however, Woods had stopped recording.) Simpson began writing songs with Buck Owens in 1962, including the Top Ten hit "Gonna Have Love."
In 1965, Capitol's Ken Nelson was looking for someone to record some songs about trucking. His first choice was Haggard, who wasn't interested, but Simpson readily agreed. His first, Tommy Collins' "Roll, Truck, Roll," became a Top 40 country hit and Simpson recorded an album of the same name. That year he offered up two more trucking songs, both of which made it to the Top 50 or beyond. As a songwriter, he scored his first number one hit with "Sam's Place," recorded by Buck Owens. After that, Simpson decided to become a full-time writer. He returned to performing in 1971 with his Top Five hit "I'm a Truck," which had been written by postman Bob Staunton.
In 1972, he debuted on the Grand Ole Opry and had two more "truck" hits for Capitol. In 1976, Simpson signed to Warner Bros. and released "Truck Driver's Heaven." The following year, he teamed up with Lorraine Walden for a series of duets that included "Truck Driver Man and Wife." In 1979, Simpson appeared for the last time on the charts with "The Flying Saucer Man and the Truck Driver." Haggard recorded his song "Lucky Old Colorado" in 1988; later that year Simpson was diagnosed with skin cancer and underwent surgery, but he fully recovered and continued his writing and performing career. Featuring 14 new songs, The Bard of Bakersfieldwas Simpson's first album in nearly a quarter century, arriving on the Windsor Music label in 2005. Simpson died in Bakersfield in January 2016 from complications of a heart attack; he was 81 years old.

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Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Bakersfield Sound, Traditional Country, Truck Driving Country

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Dippy Daddle Love (1963)

Roll Truck Roll (1966)

Runaway Truck (1966)

Truck Drivin' Man (1966)

Diesel Smoke Dangerous Curves (1966)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

11/1957 SP TALLY 112 (US) . Glen Ayers featuring Red Simpson with The Keynotes - Sweet Love / Dolly Blues
06/1962 SP LUTE 6201 (US) .

Big Bank Robbery, part one /  Big Bank Robbery, part two

1963 SP MILLIE 101 (US) .

One Day With My Baby / Dippy Daddle Love

1964 SP BRITE STAR 45-774 (US) .

Red Simpson with Ray Guyce & His Lonesome Valley Boys - One Broken Heart Ago / Rollin' River In My Heart

01/1966 SP CAPITOL 5577 (US) . Roll Truck Roll / Runaway Truck
02/1966 EP 33 t. CAPITOL SU 2468 (US)

Roll, Truck, RollTruck Drivin' Man Roll Truck Roll / Motivatin' Man / Nitro Express / Truck Driver's Blues / Six Days On The Road

05/1966 SP CAPITOL 5637 (US) . Highway Patrol / Big Mack
08/1966 SP CAPITOL 5717 (US) . Sidewalk Patrol / (Mary Oh Mary) I'm Turnin' In My Star
11/1966 SP CAPITOL 5783 (US) . Diesel Smoke Dangerous Curves / I'm Gonna Write Momma For Money
1966 EP CAPITOL EAP 120 825 (US) The Highway Patrol / Happy Go Lucky Truck Driver / Nitro Express / Six Days On The Road
03/1967 SP CAPITOL 5881 (US) . Jeannie With The Light Brown Cadillac / I've Just Lost You
07/1967 SP CAPITOL 5956 (US) . Mini-Skirt Minnie / Party Girl
11/1967 SP CAPITOL 2035 (US) . He Reminds Me A Whole Lot Of Me / Honky Tonk Women
1970 SP PORTLAND 1000 (US) .

The Lonely Old House / Happy Traveling Man

10/1971 SP PORTLAND 1002 (US) . I'm A Truck / Where Love Used To Be
11/1971 SP CAPITOL 3236 (US) . I'm A Truck / Where Love Used To Be
03/1972 SP CAPITOL 3298 (US) . Country And Western Truck Drivin' Singer / You're The First
06/1972 SP CAPITOL 3364 (US) . Hold On Ma'm (You Got Yourself A Honker) / Truckin' On Down The Road
12/1972 SP CAPITOL 3495 (US) . Those Forgotten Trains / Milesaver Man
05/1973 SP CAPITOL 3616 (US) . Awful To Learn About Truck Drivin' / You Still Got A Hold On Me
10/1973 SP CAPITOL 3745 (US) . I'm A Pretty Good Man / Bill Woods From Bakersfield
11/1973 SP CAPITOL 3778 (US) . Truckin' Trees For Christmas / Blue Blue Christmas
01/1974 SP CAPITOL 3807 (US) . Certainly / If The World Ran Out Of Diesel
05/1974 SP CAPITOL 3872 (US) . Honky Tonk Lady's Lover Man / Yip-Yip
1975 SP PORTLAND 45-030 (US) .

Red Simpson & Lorraine Walden - Truck Drivin' Man / He's Coming Home

05/1975 SP PORTLAND 45-034 (US) .

Streakin' The Opryland Park / Love Has Never Done A Lot For Me

1975 SP PORTLAND 45-038 (US) .

Bill-Shippers / Message From Home (Red Simpson & Lorraine Walden)

1975 SP PORTLAND 45-045 (US) . Inflation / It Ain't Even Halloween
1976 SP PORTLAND 45-050 (US) .

The Flying Saucer Man And The Truck Driver / I Miss You A Little

08/1976 SP WARNER BROS. WBS-8259 (US) . Truck Driver's Heaven / It Ain't Even Halloween
1977 SP CORRAL CLP 1003  (US) .

Give Me Forty Acres / Truckin' Man

09/1979 SP K.E.Y. 108 (US) . Flying Saucer Man And Truck Driver / I Miss You A Little
1980 SP AMBASSADOR AMB-1000 (US)

Just Call Me Texas / Trophies

1980 SP AMBASSADOR AMB-1002 (US) (promo) .

Buffalo Beauty / Buffalo Beauty

1981 SP COUGAR CR-0001 (US) .

Don't Touch My Hat / Lady Looking For Love

1981 SP COUGAR CR-0003 (US) . Hello I'm A Truck / Lady Lookin' For Love
1982 SP Doo Dah 1000 (US) .

Dear Mr. President / Ronnie, Baby

1984 SP COUGAR CR-0005 (US) . Time Changes Everything / Lucky Ole Colorado
1985 SP COUGAR CR-011 (US) . Waitin' On A Catfish / Circus Carny
1988 SP BRADLEY BROTHERS BB 1988 (US)

Don't Touch My Hat / Road Rhythm

11/2001 SP PALOMINO WWA-110101 (US) . Hey Bin Laden / ?














Albums

02/1966 LP 12" CAPITOL T-2468 (mono) / ST-2468 (stereo) (US) ROLL, TRUCK ROLL - Truck Drivin' Man / Roll Truck Roll / Nitro Express / Give Me Forty Acres / Happy Go Lucky Truck Driver / Highway Man / Motivatin' Man / Truck Driver's Blues / Big Mack / My Baby's Waitin' / Six Days On The Road / Runaway Truck
08/1966 LP 12" CAPITOL T-2569 (mono) / ST-2569 (stereo) (US) THE MAN BEHIND THE BADGE - Johnny Law / Bad Man Highway Patrol / You're Under Arrest / Sheriff Sam / Sidewalk Patrol / Workin' For The Highway Patrol / Rules Of The Road / I'm Turnin' In My Star / Highway Patrol / Twenty Five Years Of Patrol / City Police / County Sheriff
02/1967 LP 12" CAPITOL T-2691 (mono) / ST-2691 (stereo) (US) TRUCK DRIVIN' FOOL - Diesel Smoke Dangerous Curves / Sleeper Five By Two / Black Smoke A Blowin' Over 18 Wheels / Truck Daddy / Take Me Home / Jack Knife / Tombstone Every Mile / Born To Be A Trucker / I'll Be Goin' Gome To Momma / Piggyback Blues / Old Sam / Truck Drivin' Fool
10/1967 LP 12" CAPITOL T-2829 (mono) / ST-2829 (stereo) (US) RED SIMPSIN SINGS A BAKERSFIELD DOZEN - I Fell In Love With You / Party Girl / I'm Gonna Write Momma For Money / George For A Day / I'm Acting Like My Old Self Again / Jeannie With The Light Brown Cadillac / I've Just Lost You / There Ain't Nothin' Happenin' To Me / Ukulele Bailey, My Last Night In Town / I Just Cry A Little / Mini-Skirt Minnie
1971 LP 12" PORTLAND SLP-1003 (US) RED SIMPSON SINGS "HELLO I'M A TRUCK" - I'm A Truck / Knights Of The Road / Drugstore Truck Driver / Road Rhythm / Motel Joe / Good Old Truckin' Girl / Truckin' Man / I Just Kept On Truckin' / Gas Food And Lodging / Lady Of The Road
1971 ? LP 12" AQUILA AR-1003 (CAN)

Red Simpson ‎Sings Again - I'm A Truck / Knights Of The Road / Drugstore Truck Driver / Road Rhythm / Motel Joe / Good Old Truckin' Girl / Truckin' Man / I Just Kept On Truckin' / Gas Food And Lodging / Lady Of The Road

01/1972 LP 12" CAPITOL ST-881 (US) I'M A TRUCK - I'm A Truck / Nitro Express / Old Sam / Runaway Truck / Black Smoke A Blowin' Over 18 Wheels / Roll Truck Roll / Big Mack / Where Love Used To Be / Motivatin' Man / Take Me Home
10/1972 LP 12" CAPITOL ST-11093 (US) THE VERY REAL RED SIMPSON - Hold On M'am You Got Yourself A Honker / Truckin' On Down The Road / Ole Ben / You're All Over My Mind / Fur Coats And Fancy Clothes / Ballad Of Billy Jones / Certainly / Highway Patrol / You're The First / Country Western Truck Drivin' Singer
11/1973 LP 12" CAPITOL ST-11231 (US) TRUCKER'S CHRISTMAS - Truckin' Trees For Christmas / Blue Blue Christmas For This Truck Drivin' Man / Christmas Wheels / Old Christmas Truck / Toys For The Tots / Santa's Comin' In A Big Ol' Truck / Dad Will Be Home For Christmas / Little Toy Trucks / Gone Home For Christmas / Out On The Road For Christmas
1974 LP 12" HILLTOP JS 6136 (US) ROLL TRUCK ROLL - Roll Truck Roll / Big Mack / My Baby's Waitin' / Runaway Truck / Happy Go Lucky Truck Driver / Truck Drivin' Man / Nitro Express / Truck Daddy / Born To Be A Trucker
1975 LP 12" CAPITOL C062-85895 (EUR) 20 GREAT TRUCK HITS - Truck Drivin' Man / Nitro Express / Give Me Forty Acres / Motivatin' Man / Big Mack / Six Days On The Road / Sleeper Five By Two / Take Me Home / Tombstone Every Mile / Born To Be A Trucker / Diesel Smoke Dangerous Curves / Truck Drivin' Fool / Hold On M'am You Got Yourself A Honker / Truckin' On Down The Road / Fur Coats And Fancy Clothes / Country And Western Truck Drivin' Singer / I'm A Truck / Milesaver Man / Awful Lot To Learn About Truck Drivin' / If The World Run Out Of Diesel
1975 LP 12" CAPITOL 050.82208 (NL)

Truck Drivin' Man - The Ballad Of Billie Jones / Diesel, Smoke And Dangerous Curves / Roll Truck Roll / Ole Ben / Big Mack / Take Me Home / Truck Drivin' Man / The Highway Patrol / Old Sam / Sleeper Five By Two / Certainly / Born To Be A Trucker

1977 LP 12" CORRAL CLP 106 (US) I'M A TRUCK - I'm A Truck / Six Days On The Road / Truck Drivin' Man / Truckin' Man / Give Me Forty Acres / Bullshippers / Longest Run / Benny And Me / Roll Truck Roll / Lady Of The Road
1978 LP 12" Frontline FLR 7007 (US)

Sam's Place - Sam's Place / Take Me Into Your World / The World Keep On Turning Around / We're Back To Strangers Again / Gonna Have Love / Ain't Something / Close Up The Honky Tonks / We Split The Blanket / I Had A Girl Like Her One Time / Kansas City Romeo

03/1982 LP 12" SEA SHELL Q 16253 (US) RAMBLIN' ROAD - Me And Ole CB / Looking At The World Through A Windshield / Six Days On The Road / Truck Drivin' Man / Another Cup Of Coffee / Movin' On / Give Me Forty Acres / 18 Wheels Humming Home Sweet Home / Truck Drivin' Son Of A Gun / Drivin' My Life Away
01/1996 CD King KS-1442 (US)

The Best Of Red Simpson - Hello I‘ m A Truck / Highway Patrol / Roll, Truck, Roll / I Burn Up The Roads That I Drive On / Old Timer‘s Advice / Endless Black Ribbon / I Got A Beaver On My Lap / Diesel Smoke And Dangerous Curves / California Turn-Arounds / My Name Is Red Simpson

08/1999 CD Razor & Tie RE-8-2208-2 (US) THE BEST OF RED SIMPSON - Truck Drivin' Fool / Highway Patrol / Nitro Express / Roll Truck Roll / I'm A Truck / Motivatin' Man / Happy Go Lucky Truck Driver / Truck Drivin' Man / Six Days On The Road / Give Me Forty Acres / Truck Driver's Blues / Highway Man / Diesel Smoke Dangerous Curves / Born To Be A Trucker / Johnny Law / Jeannie With The Light Brown Cadillac / Mini-Skirt Minnie / Country And Western Truck Drivin' Singer / Awful Lot To Learn About Truck Drivin' / Truckin' Trees For Christmas
1999 CD CAPITOL 724349902428 (EUR)

The Man Behind The Badge / Roll, Truck, Roll - The Man Behind The Badge : Johnny Law / Bad Man Highway Patrol / Under Arrest / Sheriff Sam / Sidewalk Patrol / Workin' For The Highway Patrol / Rules Of The Road / I'm Turnin' In My Star / The Highway Patrol / 25 Years On Patrol / The City Police / County Sheriff / Roll, Truck, Roll : Truck Drivin' Man / Roll Truck Roll / Nitro Express / Give Me Forty Acres / Happy Go Lucky Truck Driver / Highway Man / Motivatin' Man / Truck Driver's Blues / Big Mack / My Baby's Waitin' / Six Days On The Road / Runaway Truck

04/2005 CD Windsor Music ? (US)

The Bard Of Bakersfield - Bakersfield / Ethel's Corral / Bag Lady / Buck's Crystal Palace / I Might Be Old;Home In Bakersfield / Momma Just Moved You Out / Cousin Herb's Trading Post / Do I Have To Have A Hit / Bill Woods / My Home Town / Old Country Songwriter Singer / Hey Buck / The Mighty Hag / Bakersfield Awaits Me

2005 CD Windsor Music ‎CD 379 (US)

Ethel's Corral - Bakersfield / Ethel's Corral / Bag Lady / Buck's Crystal Palace / I Might Be Old / Home In Bakersfield / Momma Just Moved You Out / Cousin Herb's Trading Post / Do I Have To Have A Hit? / Bill Woods / My Home Town / Old Country Songwriter Singer / Hey Buck / The Mighty Hag / Bakersfield Awaits Me

02/2012 5 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16944 (GER) HELLO, I'M RED SIMPSON :
CD 1 : Sweet Love / Dolly Blues / Big Bank Robbery / Big Bank Robbery, Pt. 2 / One Day With My Baby / Dippy Daddle Love / Jeannie With The Light Brown Cadillac / George For A Day / I've Just Lost You / Ukulele Bailey / Truck Drivin' Man / Truck Driver's Blues / Six Days On The Road / Give Me Forty Acres / Nitro Express / My Baby's Waitin' / Motivatin' Man / Highway Man / Big Mack / Happy Go Lucky Truck Driver / Runaway Truck / Roll Truck Roll / The Highway Patrol / The City Police / Sidewalk Patrol / Rules Of The Road / Dreams Are Made For Fools / I Fell In Love With You / I'm Gonna Write Momma For Money / I'm Actin' Like My Old Self Again / I Just Cry A Little / It's My Last Night In Town / There Ain't Nothin' Happenin' To Me / The Big Bank Robbery
CD 2 : You're Under Arrest / County Sheriff / Workin' For The Highway Patrol / Johnny Law / Sheriff Sam / Bad Man Highway Patrol / I'm Turnin' In My Star / 25 Years On Patrol / Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves / Black Smoke A-Blowin' Over 18 Wheels (That's Home Sweet Home) / Truck Daddy / I'll Be Goin' Home To Momma / A Tombstone Every Mile / Piggyback Blues / Take Me Home / Born To Be A Trucker / Jacknife / Truck Drivin' Fool / Sleeper, Five-by-Two / Old Sam / He Reminds Me A Whole Lot Of Me / Party Girl / Mini-Skirt Minnie / Honky Tonk Women / The Lonely Old House / Happy Travelin' Man / I'm A Truck / Where Love Used To Be / Knights Of The Road / Drugstore Truck Driver / Road Rhythm / Motel Joe
CD 3 : Good Old Truckin' Girl / Truckin' Man / Just Kept On Truckin' / Gas, Food And Lodging / Lady Of The Road / Country Western Truck Drivin' Singer / You're The First / Truckin' On Down The Road / Ole Ben / Hold On Ma'm (You Got Yourself A Honker) / Fur Coats And Fancy Clothes / Certainly / The Ballad Of Billy Jones / Those Forgotten Trains / You're All Over My Mind / Jericho Jones / Milesaver Man / Awful Lot To Learn About Truck Drivin' / You Still Got A Hold On Me / Gas, Food And Lodging / Feelin' Like Tarzan / Truckin' Trees For Christmas / Blue Blue Christmas (For This Truck Drivin' Man) / Christmas Wheels / The Old Christmas Truck / Toys For Tots / Santa's Comin' In A Big Ol' Truck / Dad Will Be Home For Christmas / Little Toy Trucks / Gone Home For Christmas / Out On The Road For Christmas
CD 4 : Bill Woods From Bakersfield / Bull-Shippers / I'm A Pretty Good Man / Blackboard Of My Heart / Honky Tonk Ladies Loverman / Squirmin' / Yip Yip / If The World Ran Out Of Diesel / Gordon's Grocery Store / Truck Drivin' Man And Wife / Your Truck Drivin' Man's Comin' Home / Streakin' The Opryland Park / Love Has Never Done A Lot For Me / Bull-Shippers / Message From Home / Inflation / It Ain't Even Halloween / Truck Driver's Heaven / The Flying Saucer Man And The Truck Driver / I Miss You A Little / Longest Run / Benny And Me / Sam's Place / Take Me Into Your World / The World Keeps Turning Around / We're Back To Strangers Again / Gonna Have Love / Ain't It Something / Close All The Honky Tonks / We Split The Blanket / I Had A Girl Like Her One Time / Kansas City Romeo
CD 5 : Just Call Me Texas / Trophies / Buffalo Beauty / Don't Touch My Hat / Lady Lookin' For Love / Me And Ole Cb / Looking At The World Througha Windshield / I'll Have Another Cup Of Coffee (Then I'll Go) / Movin' On / 18 Wheels Hummin' Home SweetHome / Truck Drivin' Son Of A Gun / Drivin' My Life Away / Dear Mr. President / Ronnie, Baby / Lucky Ole Colorado / Time Changes Everything / The Flying Saucer Man And The Truck Driver / Lady Of The Road / A Little Bit Of Her / You Put My World Back Together / Living For You / World Full Of Love / You're A Better Man Than Me / Poco / The Lonely G.I. / Ship Of Love / I Ain't Found Me One / Play The Guitar Softly / Honky Tonks And Heartaches / Walkin' Out Backwards / If I Have To Live Without You / I'm Gettin' Over A Heartache / Here Again, Gone Again / I Don't Think I Will / Here Today Gone Tomorrow Daddy / She Belongs To You
01/2016 CD Back Road ? (US)

Soda Pops And Saturdays - Soda Pops And Saturdays / Diesel Smoke Dangerous Curves / I Might Be Old / Truck Drivin' Man / Lucky Old Colorado / The Flying Saucer Man And The Truck Driver / Reachin' For The Moon / Truck Drivin' Fool / Jericho Jones / My Baby's Waitin' / Here In Frisco / My Name Is Red Simpson

2016 CD Gusto GT-0579-2 (US)

The Legendary Red Simpson 1934-2016 - Roll Truck Roll / Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves / Endless Black Ribbon / The Highway Patrol / I'm A Truck / I Burn Up The Roads That I Drive On / Beaver On My Lap, Bear On My Tail / Don't Fall Asleep At The Wheel / California Turn-Arounds / My Name Is Simpson

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