Chanteur Country US né Gary Ronnie Stewart, le 28 Mai 1944 à Letcher County (Kentucky). Gary Stewart est décédé le 16 Décembre 2003 à Fort Pierce (Floride).

While much of what passes for contemporary country music in the '90s and 2000s sounds like reheated Eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd, what's really annoying is what a youth-driven market it has become, leaving many great country performers of the '60s and '70s out in the cold. This is especially irritating when considering the career of Gary Stewart, one of the greatest of the hardcore-honky tonk school who, at his peak in the mid- to late '70s, could write and sing circles around just about any contemporary country star you could mention. A native of Florida, Stewart escaped a lifetime of working in an airplane factory in the late '60s by pitching some songs he'd written to soon-to-be RCA country label honcho Jerry Bradley. At the time, Stewart (who was composing with his friend Bill Eldridge) didn't aspire to more than being an in-demand Nashville songwriter, but after a couple of years writing with some success, and through Bradley's continued intercession, he was given the opportunity to record on his own. With his huge, vibrato-laden tenor voice (which sounds a bit like Jerry Lee Lewis'), Stewart, with the inestimable help of songwriter Wayne Carson, released 1975's Out of Hand, one of the finest honky tonk records of all time. Paced by the hit "She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)," Gary Stewart was quickly becoming a country music star.
Although he composed songs for traditional Grand Ole Opry stars (Cal SmithHank Snow), Stewart himself never emulated the traditional values espoused by the Nashville establishment; as one of his song titles stated, he was more of a "flat natural-born good-timin' man." He hung out (and caroused plenty) with Southern rock musicians, using them on his albums at a time when this was still considered radical. He was a renegade, unwilling to play the Nashville game, and his increasing success provided him with the autonomy he needed to do his own thing. However, this generally meant conspicuous excess, especially when it came to substance abuse. Still, from 1975 through 1980, Stewart's recorded work is mostly excellent, with a conspicuous high point coming in 1977 with the release of Your Place or Mine. A hard-driving slice of aggressive honky tonk, it was a rollickingly good piece of work, not the equal to Out Of Hand, but as important an assertion of Stewart's independence from the machinations of country music's star-making machinery. There were problems, however: Stewart was too country for rock audiences and too rock for country audiences, and that limited any stab at broader appeal.
In 1980, he released Cactus and a Rose, with considerable help from Southern rock vets Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Mike Lawler, and Bonnie Bramlett. It was a fine record, but attracted only Stewart's core audience, and at this point in his career, that simply wasn't enough. Suddenly it seemed as if his desire and creativity vanished. He hooked up with Dean Dillon and made a couple of terrible two-good-ol'-boy records that made the redneck rowdiness of Hank Williams, Jr. sound philosophical by comparison. Not long afterwards, Stewart returned to Florida and stopped recording. After his alcoholism and drug use pretty much canceled out a large part of the '80s, Stewart returned, clean and sober, with a strong comeback record, Brand New, in 1988. It wasn't the Gary Stewart of old, but it was a respectable record, and it was enough to propel a comeback that continued with I'm a Texan. Stewart released the first live album of his career in 2003 with Live at Billy Bob's Texas, an album that proved that despite his low profile he was still a formidable honky tonker. Stewart took his own life in December of 2003 following the death of his wife of 43 years in November. He was 59. His heyday was in the '70s, but Gary Stewart deserved to be celebrated for his considerable talent, tenacity, and influence.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Stewart_(singer)

Talents : Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Songwriter

Style musical : Country Rock, Honky Tonk, Outlaw Country, Traditional Country

https://youtu.be/4mB8CpMk2Rk

Sweet Tater And Cisco (1969)

Little Old Love Light (1969)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

03/1965 SP CORY C-101 (US) . I Loved You Truly / Walk On Boy
08/1968 SP KAPP K-934 (US) . Here Comes That Feeling / Merry-Go-Round
04/1969 SP KAPP K-2008 (US) . Sweet Tater And Cisco / Little Old Love Light
11/1969 SP KAPP K-2065 (US) . Big Bertha The Truck Driving Queen / Lesser Of Two Evils
04/1970 SP KAPP K-2089 (US) . Snuff Queen / You're Not The Woman You Used To Be
09/1971 SP DECCA 32880 (US) . She's The Next Best Thing (To Being There) / Something To Believe In
07/1973 SP RCA VICTOR APBO-0035 (US) . Drinkin' Thing / I See The Want-To In Your Eyes
10/1973 SP RCA VICTOR APBO-0144 (US) . Ramblin' Man / Williamson County
05/1974 SP RCA VICTOR APBO-0281 (US) . Drinkin' Thing / I See The Want-To In Your Eyes
09/1974 SP RCA PB-10061 (US) . Out Of Hand / Draggin' Shackles
03/1975 SP RCA PB-10222 (US) . She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Double) / Williamson County
05/1975 SP MCA 40414 (US) . You're Not The Woman You Used To Be / I Owe It All To Mama
08/1975 SP RCA PB-10351 (US) . Flat Natural Born Good Timin' Man / This Old Heart Won't Let Go
08/1975 SP RCA JH-10351 (US) (promo)

Flat Natural Born Good Timin' Man [mono] / Flat Natural Born Good Timin' Man [stereo]

10/1975 SP RCA GB-10514 (US) . She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Double) / Williamson County
10/1975 SP RCA GB-10515 (US) . Out Of Hand / Draggin' Shackles
10/1975 SP RCA GB-10516 (US) . Drinkin' Thing / I See The Want-To In Your Eyes
01/1976 SP RCA PB-10550 (US) . Oh Sweet Temptation / Hank Western
04/1976 SP RCA PB-10680 (US) . In Some Room Above The Street / Easy People
10/1976 SP RCA PB-10833 (US) . Your Place Or Mine / Lord What A Woman
04/1977 SP RCA PB-10957 (US) . Ten Years Of This / I Ain't Livin' Long Like This
10/1977 SP RCA PB-11131 (US) . Quits / Dancin' Eyes
03/1978 SP RCA PB-11224 (US) . Whiskey Trip / Williamson County
07/1978 SP RCA PB-11297 (US) . Single Again / Little Junior
11/1978 SP RCA PB-11416 (US) . Stone Wall (Around Your Heart) / I Got Mine
03/1979 SP RCA PB-11534 (US) . Shady Street / Everything A Good Little Girl Needs
07/1979 SP RCA PB-11623 (US) . Mazelle / One More
04/1980 SP RCA PB-11960 (US) . Cactus And The Rose / Staring Each Other Down
09/1980 SP RCA PB-12081 (US) . Are We Dreamin' The Same Dream / Roanin'
03/1981 SP RCA PB-12203 (US) . Let's Forget We're Married / Honky Tonk Man
08/1981 SP RCA PB-12343 (US) . She's Got A Drinkin' Problem / Memories Swim In Whiskey
11/1981 SP RCA PB-13049 (US) Gary STEWART & Dean DILLON - Brotherly Love / Firewater Friends
06/1982 SP RCA PB-13261 (US) . She Sings Amazing Grace / Cold Turkey
11/1982 SP RCA PB-13401 (US) . Those Were The Days (with Dean DILLON) / Drinkin' Thing
11/1982 SP RCA PB-13401 (US) . Those Were The Days (with Dean DILLON) / Drinkin' Thing Those Were The Days (Gary STEWART)
03/1983 SP RCA PB-13472 (US) . Gary STEWART & Dean DILLON - Smokin' In The Rockies / Hard Time For Lovers
03/1984 SP RED ASH RAS-8403 (US) . Hey Bottle Of Whiskey / Roadhouse Romances
06/1984 SP RED ASH RAS-8406 (US) . I Got A Bad Attitude / Life Is A Game
10/1984 SP RED ASH RAS-8410 (US) . Red Georgia Clay / Leona
08/1988 SP HIGHTONE 506 (US) . Brand New Whiskey / Son Of A Honky Tonk Woman
11/1988 SP HIGHTONE 507 (US) . Empty Glass (That's The Way The Day Ends) / ?
02/1989 SP HIGHTONE 509 (US) . Rainin' Rainin' Rainin' / I Got Drunk
04/2018 SP DELMORE DE028 (US)

Baby I Need Your Loving / Yester Me, Yeester You, Yesterday








Albums

01/1975 LP 12" RCA CPL1 0900 (US) OUT OF HAND - Drinkin' Thing / Honky Tonkin' / I See The Want To In Your Eyes / This Ole Heart Won't Let Go / Draggin' Shackles / She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles) / Back Sliders Wine / Sweet Country Red / Out Of Hand / Williamson County
07/1975 LP 12" MCA MCA-488 (US) YOU'RE NOT THE WOMAN YOU USED TO BE - You're Not The Woman You Used To Be / Sweet Thang And Cisco / Here Comes That Feeling Again / Big Bertha (The Truck Driving Queen) / Little Old Love Light / Merry Go Round / You're Everything / Snuff Queen / Lesser Of Two Evils / Caffein Nicotine Benzedrine
01/1976 LP 12" RCA APL1-1225 (US) STEPPIN' OUT - Flat Natural Born Good Timin' Man / Quits / Trudy / I Still Can't Believe You're Gone / Lord What A Woman / Oh Sweet Temptation / If You've Got The Money (I've Got The Time) / I Can't Be Your Backdoor / Hank Western / Easy People / In Some Room Above The Street
03/1977 LP 12" RCA APL1-2199 (US) YOUR PLACE OR MINE - Your Place Or Mine / Rachel / Leah, Drinking Again / Blue Ribbon Blues / Pretend I Never Happened / I Had To Get Drunk Last Night / I Ain't Living Long Like This / Broken Hearted People / Ten Years Of This / Dancing Eyes
04/1978 LP 12" RCA APL1-2779 (US) LITTLE JUNIOR - Whiskey Trip / Little Junior / Stone Wall (Around Your Heart) / Can't You See / Single Again / Tequila After Midnight / I Got Mine / If My Eyes Touch You / Honky Tonkin' / You're Running Wild
02/1979 LP 12" RCA AHL1-3288 (US) GARY - Mazelle / Shady Streets / Next Thing You Know / Everything A Good Little Girl Needs / Same Man / Blues Don't Care Who's Got 'em / I've Just Seen The Rock Of Ages / Walkaway / Lost Highway / One More
07/1980 LP 12" RCA AHL1-3627 (US) CACTUS AND A ROSE - Okeechobee Purple / Cactus And A Rose / Staring Each Other Down / Lover's Knot / Ghost Train / Roarin' / Harlan County Highway / Are We Dreamin' The Same Dream / How Could We Come To This After That / We Made It As Lovers (We Just Couldn't Make It As Friends)
1980 LP 12" RCA DJL1-3724 (US) (single sided, promo, blue vinyl)

Gary Stewart - Roarin' / Ghost Train / Lovers' Knot / How Could We Come To This After That

05/1981 LP 12" RCA AHL1-3981 (US) GREATEST HITS - Drinkin' Thing / Out Of Hand / She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles) / Flat Natural Born Good Timin' Man / Quits / Ten Years Of This / Whiskey Trip / Single Again / Your Place Or Mine / Let's Forget That We're Married
04/1982 LP 12" RCA AHL1-4310 (US) BROTHERLY LOVE - Gary STEWART & Dean DILLON - Brotherly Love / Cold Turkey / You To Come Home To / Honky Tonk Crazy / Body Shop / Suburban Life / Play This Old Working Day Away / She Sings Amazing Grace / Fairweather Friends / Let's Start A War
01/1983 LP 12" RCA MHL1-8602 (US) THOSE WERE THE DAYS - Gary STEWART & Dean DILLON - Those Were The Days / Misfits / Hard Time For Lovers / Living On The Ragged Edge / Losers And Lovers / Smokin' In The Rockies
1984 LP 12" RCA NL 89372 (GER) (NL)

20 Of The Best - Drinkin' Thing / Ramblin' Man / She's Acting Single / Mazelle / Oh Sweeet Temptation / Quits / Whiskey Trip / Cactus And The Rose / She's Got A Drinking Problem / Brotherly Love / Out Of Hand / Flat Natural Born Good Timin' Man / In Some Room Above The Street / Your Place Or Mine / Ten Tears Of This / Single Again / Stone Wall / Are We Dreaming The Same Dream / Let's Forget That We're Married / She Sings Amazing Grace

1985 LP 12" RCA AHL- 5498 (US) COLLECTOR'S SERIES - Are We Dreamin' The Same Dream / Drinkin' Thing / Out Of Hand / Flat Natural Born Good Timin' Man / Back Slider's Wine / She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles) / In Some Room Above The Street / I See The Want To In Your Eyes / Your Place Or Mine / Little Junior / Honky Tonkin' / Drinking Again / Whiskey Trip / Single Again
11/1988 CD HIGHTONE HCD-8014 (US) BRAND NEW - Brand New Whiskey / Son Of A Honky Tonk Woman / I Owe It All To My Heart / Lucretia / Empty Glass / Raining Raining Raining / Looking For Some Band New Stuff / Ramona / I Got Drunk / Murdered By Love
08/1990 CD HIGHTONE HCD-8023 (US) BATTLEGROUND - Nothin' But A Woman / Bedroom Battleground / Let's Go Jukin' / Nothing Cheap About A Cheap Affair / Ol' Hank's Lovesick Blues / Woman In Demand / Hey Leona / You're The Reason I'm Living / Delia / Seeing's Believing
1992 CD HIGHTONE HCD-8030 (US)

Gary's Greatest - Your Place Or Mine / Whiskey Trip / Brand New Whiskey / Out Of Hand / Ramblin' Man / In Some Room Above The Street / Ten Years Of This / Let's Go Jukin' / Little Junior / Drinking Thing / Flat Natural Born Good Timin' Man / Stone Wall (Around Your Heart) / She's Got A Drinking Problem / Single Again / She's Acting Single / Empty Glass / Quits

10/1993 CD HIGHTONE HCD-8050 (US) I'M A TEXAN - Come On In / I'm A Texan / Stompin' Grounds / Hand Me Another / Draggin' Leather / It's True / Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor / Dark End Of The Street / Make It A Double / One Night / Those Memories / Two More Fools
02/1997 CD RCA 07863-66932-2 (US) THE ESSENTIAL GARY STEWART - Drinkin' Thing / Honky Tonkin' / Roarin' / She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles) / Back Slider's Wine / Out Of Hand / Single Again / Quits / Oh Sweet Temptation / In Some Room Above The Street / Your Place Or Mine / Ten Years Of This / Whiskey Trip / Stone Wall (Around Your Heart) / Flat Natural Born Good Timin' Man / Mazelle / Cactus And A Rose / Are We Dreamin' The Same Dream / I See The Want To In Your Eyes / Brotherly Love
05/2001 CD Koch KOC-CD-8249 (US)

Out Of Hand / Your Place Or Mine - OUT OF HAND : Drinkin' Thing / Honky Tonkin' / I See The Want To In Your Eyes / This Old Heart Won't Let Go / Draggin' Shackles / She Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles) / Back Slider's Wine / Sweet Country Red / Out Of Hand / Williamson County / YOUR PLACE OR MINE : Your Place Or Mine / Rachel / Leah / Drinking Again / The Blue Ribbon Blues / Pretend I Never Happened / Had To Get Drunk Last Night / I Ain't Living Long Like This / Broken Hearted People (Take Me To A Barroom) / Ten Years Of This / Dancing Eyes

01/2002 CD HIGHTONE HCD-8141 (US) THE BEST OF HIGHTONE YEARS - Rainin' Rainin' Rainin' / Brand New Whiskey / Nothin' But A Woman / Make It A Double / I'm A Texan / Empty Glass / Nothing Cheap About A Cheap Affair / Bedroom Battleground / I Got Drunk / Delia / Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor / Come On In / Let's Go Jukin'
02/2003 CD SMITH MUSIC GROUP 5015-2 (US) LIVE AT BILLY BOB'S TEXAS - Little Junior / Flat Natural Born Good Timin' Man / Whiskey Trip / Empty Glass / She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles) / I See The Want To In Your Eyes / Out Of Hand / Ten Years Of This / Quits / Drinkin' Thing / In Some Room Above The Street / Single Again / Your Place Or Mine / Are We Dreamin' The Same Dream / Brand New Whiskey
10/2003 CD BMG 07863-48221-2 (US) ALL AMERICAN COUNTRY - She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles) / Back Sliders Wine / I See The Want To In Your Eyes / Shady Streets / Out Of Hand / Whiskey Trip / Honky Tonkin' / Quits / Cactus And A Rose / Brotherly Love
07/2004 CD BMG Heritage 82876-61206-2 (US)

RCA Country Legends - Sweet-Tater and Cisco (Gary STEWART, Bill ELDRIDGE) / Ramblin' Man (Dickey BETTS) / Drinkin' Thing (Wayne CARSON) / I See the Want To in Your Eyes (Wayne CARSON) / Out of Hand (Jeff BARRY, Tom JANS) / She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles) (Wayne CARSON) / You're Not the Woman You Used to Be (Bill ELDRIDGE, Gary STEWART) / Flat Natural Born Good-Timin' Man (Gary STEWART) / In Some Room Above the Street (Sterling WHIPPLE) / Your Place or Mine (Carol ANDERSON, Marv Beth ANDERSON, Rory BOURKE) / The Blue Ribbon Blues (Wayland HOLYFIELD) / Ten Years of This (Gary STEWART, Wayne CARSON) / Quits (Danny O’KEEFE) / Whiskey Trip (Donn TANKERSLEY, Wayne CARSON) / Hank Western (Gary STEWART) / Little Junior (Gary STEWART)

10/2005 CD Raven RVCD-223 (AUS)

Steppin' Out / Little Junior - STEPPIN’ OUT : Flat Natural Born Good Timin' Man / Quits / Trudy / I Still Can't Believe You're Gone / Lord What A Woman / Oh, Sweet Temptation / If You've Got The Money (I've Got The Time) / (I Can't Be) Your Backdoor / Hank Western / Easy People / In Some Room Above The Street / LITTLE JUNIOR : Whiskey Trip / Little Junior / Stone Wall (Around Your Heart) / Can't You See / Single Again / Tequila After Midnight / I Got Mine / If My Eyes Touch You / Honky Tonkin' / You're Running Wild / Let's Forget That We're Married / BONUS TRACK : Honky Tonk Man / Memories Swim In Whiskey / Half Alive And Still Drinking

10/2005 CD Raven RVCD-226 (AUS)

Brotherly Love / Those Were The Days - Gary STEWART & Dean DILLON - Brotherly Love / Cold Turkey / You To Come Home To / Honky Tonk Crazy / Body Shop / Suburban Life / Play This Old Working Day Away / She Sings Amazing Grace / Firewater Friends / Let's Start A War / I'm Into The Bottle (To Get You Out Of My Mind) / Tonight / What Good Is A Heart / He's Number One / Nobody In His Right Mind (Would've Left Her) / Smelling Like A Rose / They'll Never Take Me Alive / Tonight One Of Us Is Going Out Of My Mind / Jesus Let Me Slide / If You're Going Crazy (I'm Headed That Way) / Famous Last Words Of A Fool / Those Were The Days / Misfits / Hard Time For Lovers / Living On The Ragged Edge / Losers And Lovers / Smokin' In The Rockies

02/2010 CD WOUNDED BIRD WOU3627 (US) CACTUS AND A ROSE / COLLECTOR'S SERIES - Okeechobee Purple / Cactus And A Rose / Staring Each Other Down / Lover's Knot / Ghost Train / Roarin' / Harlan County Highway / Are We Dreamin' The Same Dream / How Could We Come To This After That / We Just Couldn't Make It As Friends / Drinkin' Thing / Out Of Hand / Flat Natural Born Good-Timin' Man / Back Sliders Wine / She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles) / In Some Room Above The Street / I See The Want To In Your Eyes / Your Place Or Mine / Little Junior / Honky-Tonkin' / Drinking Again / Whiskey Trip / Single Again
03/2013 2 CD Shout! Factory ‎Floatm6185 (UK)

I'm A Texan & Battleground :
CD 1 : Come On In / I'm A Texan / Stompin' Grounds / Hand Me Another / Draggin' Leather / It's True / Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor / Dark End Of The Street / Make It A Double / One Night / Those Memories / Two More Fools
CD 2 : Nothin But A Woman / Bedroom Battleground / Let's Go Jukin' / Nothing Cheap About A Cheap Affair / Ol' Hank's Lovesick Blues / Woman In Demand / Hey Leona / You're The Reason I'm Living / Delia / Seeing's Believing

07/2013 CD Morello MRLL23 (EUR)

Out Of Hand / Your Place Or Mine - Out Of Hand (1975) : Drinkin' Thing / Honky-Tonkin' / I See The Want To In Your Eyes / This Old Heart Won't Let Go / Draggin' Shackles / She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles) / Black Sliders Wine / Sweet Country Red / Out Of Hand / Williamson Country / Your Place Or Mine (1977) : Your Place Or Mine / Leah / Rachel / Drinking Again / The Blue Ribbon Blues / Pretend I Never Happened / I Had To Get Drunk Last Night / I Ain't Living Long Like This / Broken Hearted People (Take Me To A Barroom) / Ten Years Of This / Dancing Eyes

01/2017 CD Morello MRLL68 (EUR)

Gary & Cactus And A Rose - GARY (1979) : Mazelle / Shady Streets / The Next Thing You Know / Everything A Good Little Girl Needs / The Same Thing / The Blues Don't Care Who's Got 'em / I've Just Seen The Rock Of Ages / Walkaway / Lost Highway / One More / CACTUS AND A ROSE (1980) : Okeechobe Purple / Cactus And A Rose / Staring Each Other Down / Lover's Knot / Ghost Train / Roarin' / Harlan County Highway / Are We Dreamin' The Same Dream / How Could We Come To This After That / (We Made It As Lovers) We Just Couldn't Make It As Friends

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