Chanteuse Country US née Margaret Louis Ebey, le 5 Octobre 1935 à Coushatta (Louisiane). Elle fut mariée avec Shelby Singleton (div.), puis avec Leon Ashley (1965).

Margie Singleton was born into a musical family, with her sister Pauline playing piano and her older brother Charlie Creath a popular cornetist and bandleader. She took piano lessons and showed remarkable aptitude in both classical and popular forms. (She would later state that she never particularly wanted to be a professional pianist but simply enjoyed playing and hearing piano music.) In and around St. Louis, she became known and would sometimes play in her brother’s band, although not on his recordings. She had an excellent ear and would advise other pianists on their styles and shortcomings. Later, she met Shelby Singleton and when he went to Chicago she followed him and they were married.
She continued to advise on musical matters. but from this point onward, the mid-'30s, she was mostly engaged in administering her husband's business affairs; she would sit in if a piano player failed to show up. In Chicago for some years, then in Los Angeles throughout the '40s, she continued her life as wife and business manager and did so in later years in New York. During the final years of her husband’s life she nursed him and afterwards resisted the persuasion to return to her playing. Those who heard her play insisted that she was an exceptionally good blues and ragtime pianist and during her spell with her brother’s band in St. Louis she was effectively the leader, rehearsing and directing the band and helping it retain its status as one of the city's finest and most popular jazz groups.

Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Country-Pop

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Our Little Secret (1959)

My Special Dream (1960)

ODE TO BILLIE JOE (1967)

HARPER VALLEY P.T.A. (1969)

IF YOU CALL THAT LOVE (1969)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

03/1957 SP STARDAY 45-287 (US) . One Step (Nearer To You) / Not What He's Got
07/1957 SP STARDAY 45-309 (US) . My Picture Of You / Love Is A Treasure
10/1957 SP STARDAY 45-323 (US) . Beautiful Dawn / Take Time Out For Love
06/1958 SP D 45-1007 (US) . I Want To Be Where You're Gonna Be / Shattered Kingdom
09/1958 SP MERCURY 71359-X45 (US) . Ooh Wee (You're The One For Me) / Teddy
1959 SP BMI EMPIRE 759 (US) . Margie SINGLETON & Harry HANSON - Golden Anniversary / Just Remember
06/1959 SP DART 100 (US) . Our Little Secret / Magic Land Of Love
06/1959 SP STARDAY 45-443 (US) . Nothing But True Love / It's Better To Know
12/1959 SP STARDAY 45-472 (US) . The Eyes Of Love / Angel Hands
07/1960 SP STARDAY 45-502 (US) . For The Love Of Jim / My Special Dream
08/1960 SP MERCURY 71672-X45 (US) . Destination Love / Toss A Pebble
01/1961 SP MERCURY 71733 (US) . She Will Break Your Heart / Voices Of Love
04/1961 SP MERCURY 71814 (US) . Your Old Love Letters / Are You Ever Too Young
08/1961 SP MERCURY 71856 (US) . George JONES & Margie SINGLETON - Did I Ever Tell You / Not Even Friends
01/1962 SP MERCURY 71928 (US) . Her Image Kept Getting In The Way / I'll Just Walk On By
05/1962 SP MERCURY 71955 (US) . George JONES & Margie SINGLETON - Waltz Of The Angels / Talk About Lovin'
09/1962 SP MERCURY 72002 (US) . Chained To A Promise / Living In The Danger Zone
10/1962 SP MERCURY 72034 (US) . George JONES & Margie SINGLETON - When Two Worlds Collide / I Want To Be Where
01/1963 SP MERCURY 72079 (US) . Magic Star (Telstar) / Only Your Shadow Knows
05/1963 SP MERCURY 72124 (US) .

Walkin' Back To Happiness / I Don't Have To Look Pretty (To Stay Home And Cry)

07/1963 SP MERCURY 72159 (US) . George JONES & Margie SINGLETON - Are You Mine / I Don't Hear You
11/1963 SP MERCURY 72213 (US) . Old Records / How Do You Celebrate Goodbye?"
02/1964 SP MERCURY 72237 (US) Margie SINGLETON & Faron YOUNG- No Thanks, I Just Had One / Keeping Up With The Joneses
05/1964 SP MERCURY 72268 (US) . Forget Me Not / I Don't Want You This Way
08/1964 SP MERCURY 72312 (US) . Margie SINGLETON & Faron YOUNG - Honky Tonk Angel / Another Woman's Man, Another Man's Woman
11/1964 SP MERCURY 72363 (US) . Don't Be Good To Me / It's Too Much
07/1965 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-896 (US) . What Could I Do / You Shake My Hand And Kiss Me On The Cheek
11/1965 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-939 (US) . I'm Guilty This Time / You Took The Easy Way Out
05/1966 SP ASHLEY A 200 (US) . Little Girl I Didn't Have Courage To Keep / It Seemed You've Never Been Gone
07/1966 SP ASHLEY A 350 (US) . Leon ASHLEY & Margie SINGLETON - If Love Has Died / How Can We Divide These Little Hearts
01/1967 SP MONUMENT 45-990 (US) . Leon ASHLEY & Margie SINGLETON - How Can We Divide These Little Hearts / If Love Has Died
1967 SP ASHLEY 600 (US) . Deer Willie / Laura
1967 SP ASHLEY 679 (US) . Woman In Me / Sooner Or Later
1967 SP ASHLEY A 2000 (US) . Sooner Or Later / Angel Hands
07/1967 SP ASHLEY A 2011 (US) . Ode To Billie Joe / Big Boys Don't Need Mamas
1967 ? SP ASHLEY A 702 (US) . Leon ASHLEY & Margie SINGLETON - Watching Your Memory Grow / Can You Live With The Way
10/1967 SP ASHLEY A 2015 (US) . Leon ASHLEY & Margie SINGLETON - Hangin' On / Four O'Clock
01/1968 SP ASHLEY A 2050 (US) .

Wandering Mind / Your Conscience Sends Me Flowers

04/1968 SP ASHLEY A 2090 (US) . Little Darlin' / ?
04/1968 SP ASHLEY A 3000 (US) . Leon ASHLEY & Margie SINGLETON - You'll Never Be Lonely Again / Parting Of The Waves
08/1968 SP ASHLEY A 5000 (US) .

(When Mama Socked It To The) Harper Valley P.T.A.

02/1969 SP ASHLEY A 7000 (US)

Leon ASHLEY & Margie Singleton - Love Me Or Leave Me For Love To Find / Here We Go Again

01/1969 SP ASHLEY A 8000 (US) . Here We Go Again / Love Me Or Leave Me
1969 SP ASHLEY A 75 (US) . You Gave Me A Mountain / Dreams
02/1970 SP ASHLEY 45-35002 (US) . Leon ASHLEY & Margie SINGLETON - All That Love Is Gone / Blindness Of The Wife
06/1970 SP ASHLEY 45-35004 (US) . Leon ASHLEY & Margie SINGLETON - Happy Loving You / Love Me Or Leave Me
1970 SP ASHLEY 45-35006 (US) . Enough Of A Woman / Dreaming Bigger Than You
06/1973 SP ASHLEY 45-35012 (US) . Well's Not Dry / I Guess I've Just Loved You Too Long
1974 SP ASHLEY 702 (US) . Can You Live With The Way / Watching Your Memory Grow
1974 SP ASHLEY A 7500 (US) . Jesus Is My Pusher / Lord Take Me Right Now









Albums

11/1962 LP 12" MERCURY MG 20747 (mono) / SR 60747 (stereo) (US) DUETS COUNTRY STYLE - George JONES & Margie SINGLETON - Waltz Of The Angels / Did I Ever Tell You / Not Even Friends / Looking Back To See / Yearning / If You Don't Somebody Else Will / When Two Worlds Collide / I Want To Be Where You're Gonna Be / Are You Mine / Baby You've Got What It Takes / I Don't Hear You / Talk About Lovin'
11/1965 LP 12" UNITED ARTISTS UAL-3459 (mono) / UAS-6459 (stereo) (US) CRYING TIME - Crying Time / Too Many Rivers / Togetherness / Here Comes My Baby Back Again / You Took The Easy Way Out / I'd Be A Legend In My Time / Dusk Till Dawn / Someone's Gotta Cry / My Permission To Lie / I'm Guilty This Time / What Would I Do / I Don't Want To Be Hurt Anymore
11/1967 LP 12" ASHLEY A-3003 (US) MARGIE SINGLETON SINGS COUNTRY MUSIC WITH SOUL - Sooner Or Later / Paper Mansions / There Goes My Everything / It's Such A Pretty World Today / Your Elusive Dreams / All The Time / Woman In Me / Goodbye Wheeling / It Seemed You've Never Been Gone / Your Conscience Sends Me Flowers / Tears Don't Look Good / Leavin' On Your Mind
1967 LP 12" WING 16331 (US) duETS COUNTRY STYLE - George JONES & Margie SINGLETON - Waltz Of The Angels / Did I Ever Tell You / Not Even Friends / Looking Back To See / Yearning / If You Don't Somebody Else Will / When Two Worlds Collide / I Want To Be Where You're Gonna Be / Are You Mine / Baby You've Got What It Takes / I Don't Hear You / Talk About Lovin'
08/1968 LP 12" Pickwick SPC-3133 (US)

Margie Singleton's Harper Valley P.T.A. - Harper Valley P.T.A. / So Far No Good / The Well's Not Dry / Next Heart You Break / If You Call That Love / Cheaters Win / Long, Long Way To Go / Little Girl I Didn't Have The Courage To Keep / It Seemed You've Never Been Gone / Talking My Heart Out Of Love

1968 LP 12" Emerald ‎MLD 30 (UK)

Margie Singleton ‎Sings Harper Valley P.T.A. - Harper Valley P.T.A. / So Far No Good / Talking My Heart Out Of Love / Cheaters Win / The Little Girl I Didn't Have The Courage To Keep / Hanging On / Seemed You've Never Been Gone / Well's Not Dry / The Next Heart You Break / If You Call That Love / A Long, Long Way To Go / Four O'Clock

1969 LP 12" ASHLEY ALPS 3695 (US) A NEW BRAND OF COUNTRY - LEON AND MARGIE - Leon ASHLEY & Margie SINGLETON - Ode To Billie Joe / Four O'Clock In The Morning / Petal From A Rose / She Picked Me Up / Parting Of The Ways / Hangin' On / Big Boys Don't Need Mamas / Illusions Of Life / Wanderin' Mind / You'll Never Be Lonely Again
1969 LP 12" HILLTOP JS-6066 (US) ODE TO BILLIE JOE - Leon ASHLEY & Margie SINGLETON - Ode To Billie Joe / Four O'Clock In The Morning / Petal From A Rose / She Picked Me Up / Parting Of The Ways / Hanging On / Big Boys Don't Need Mamas / Illusions Of Life / Wanderin' Mind / You'll Never Be Lonely Again
1970 LP 12" HILLTOP JS-6077 (US) YOU GAVE ME A MOUNTAIN Mr. Walker, It's All Over - You Gave Me A Mountain / Y'all Come / Have I Told You Lately That I Love You / Dusk Till Dawn / Bright Lights Downtown / Mr Walker It's All Over / Dark Moon / Your Old Love Letters / I Knew I Would See Him Again / Shake My Hand And Kiss Me On The Cheek
1972 LP 12" ASHLEY ALS 3750 (US) EASE UP AND BY SPECIAL REQUEST - Leon ASHLEY - Margie SINGLETON - Ode To Billy Joe (Margie SINGLETON) / Before The Next Teardrop Falls (Leon ASHLEY) / Laura (Leon ASHLEY) / With The Help Of The Wine (Leon ASHLEY) / Jesus Is My Pusher (Margie SINGLETON) / Curtain Of Sadness (Leon ASHLEY) / Anna, I'm Taking You Home (Leon ASHLEY) / Make It On Your Own (Leon ASHLEY & Margie SINGLETON) / Flower Of Love (Leon ASHLEY) / Happy Loving You (Margie SINGLETON + Leon ASHLEY) / I Guess I've Just Loved You Too Long (Margie SINGLETON) /  Ease Up (Leon ASHLEY)
1973 2 LP 12" PICKWICK PTP-2025 (US) ODE TO BILLIE JOE - HARPER VALLEY PTA - Leon ASHLEY & Margie SINGLETON :
DISC 1 : Ode To Billie Joe / 4 O'clock In The Morning / A Petal From A Rose / She Picked Me Up / Parting Of The Ways / Hanging On / Big Boys Don't Need Mamas / Illusions Of Life / Wanderin' Mind / You'll Never Be Lonely Again
DISC 2 : Harper Valley PTA / So Far No Good / The Well's Not Dry / The Next Heart You Break / If You Call That Love / Cheaters Win / A Long, Long Way To Go / The Little Girl I Didn't Have The Courage To Keep / It Seems Like You've Never Been Gone / Talking My Heart Out Of Love
2012 CD BACM CD D 375 (UK)

She Will Break Your Heart - Oo ee You're The One For Me / Teddy / I Want To Be Where You're Gonna Be / Shattered Kingdom / Destination Love / Toss A Pebble / She Will Break Your Heart / Voices Of Love / One Step Nearer To You / Not What He's Got / My Picture Of You / Love Is A Treasure / Take Time Out For Love / Beautiful Dawn / Nothing But True Love / It's Better To Know / Eyes Of Love / Angel Hands / For The Love Of Jim / My Special Dream / I'll Just Walk On By / Her Image Keeps Getting In The Way / On The Cross / Your Old Love Letters

2013 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 17302 (GER)

Pledging My Love – Jukebox Pearls - Chained To A Promise / Forget Me Not (remix) / Living In The Danger Zone / Her Image Keeps Getting In The Way / I Don't Have To Look Pretty (To Stay Home And Cry) / I Knew I Would See Him Again / It's Too Much (3rd vocal) / How Lonely She Must Be / There You Go / Sincerely Your Friend / Poor Man's Roses / Your Old Love Letters / Pledging My Love / I'll Just Walk On By / I Don't Want You This Way / No Thanks, I Just Had One (with Faron YOUNG) / Magic Star (Telstar) / Walkin' Back To Happiness / Don't Be Good To Me / Another Woman's Man, Another Man's Woman (with Faron YOUNG) / The Cypress Tree / Only Your Shadow Knows / Burnt Fingers / How Do You Celebrate Goodbye / Are You Ever Too Young? / She Will Break Your Heart / Voices Of Love / Destination Love / Toss A Pebble In The Water / I Don't Have To Look Pretty (To Stay Home And Cry) (single vocal)

03/2016 CD ASHLEY ? (US)

On The Other Side Of Life - On The Other Side Of Life / I Chose You / Peculiar People / Follow Me / I Heard Him Knockin' / Making Payments / On My Father's Side / His Destiny / Meet Me At The Altar / Flying With My Lord / You Can't Go Back / Heaven Bound

2016 CD ASHLEY ? (US)

Country Music With Soul - Crying Time / Too Many Rivers / Togetherness / Here Comes My Baby / You Took The Easy Way Out / A Legend In My Time / Dusk Till Dawn / Someones's Gotta Cry / My Permission To Lie / I'm Guilty This Time / What Would I Do / I Don't Want To Be Hurt Anymore / Sooner Or Later / Paper Mansions / There Goes My Everything / It's Such A Pretty World Today / Elusive Dreams / All The Time / The Woman In Me / Goodbye Wheeling / Seems You've Never Been Gone / Your Conscience Sends Me Flowers / Tears Don't Look Good / Leavin' On My Mind

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