Chanteur Country US né Alison Joseph Theriot, le 14 Janvier 1922 à Kaplan (Louisiane). Al Terry a débuté en 1946 chez Gold Star, puis il passe chez Feature (47), Champion (55), Ace (55), Hickory (56-60), Dot (61), Index et Rice Records. Il fut Disc Jockey sur KROF, Abbeville, Louisiane. Al chantait toujours en 1980, attendant un come-back possible. Il est mort le 23 Novembre 1985.

Born Allison Joseph Theriot, 14 January 1922, Kaplan, Louisiana, USA, d. 23 November 1985, USA. An early country music performer, singer and guitarist Terry was among the first artists to develop the rockabilly sound. He made an appearance at the age of 13 on radio KVOL and formed his first band while still in high school. After graduation he spent a period in Beaumont, Texas to learn about radio broadcasting with KRIC. Terry’s best-known recording is the self-penned 1954 Cajun hit ‘Good Deal, Lucille’, which often appears on compilations. In 1955 Country & Western Jamboree magazine voted Terry number 1, above Elvis Presley, in their New Male Country Singer category. In the mid-50s he was a featured guest on The Louisiana Hayride. Among artists with whom Terry worked was Jimmy C. Newman, appearing in several recordings in the late 40s/early 50s. Terry also worked as a disc jockey on KROF radio in Abbeville, Louisiana.

Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Rockabilly

No Shrimp Today (1956)

ROUGHNECK BLUES (1956)

Good Deal, Lucille (1958)

Watch Dog (1960)

Passing The Blues Around (1960)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

1946 78 t. GOLD STAR 1322/1323 (US)

I'll Be Glad When I'm Free / If You Want A Broken Heart 

1949 78 t. FEATURE E-1003 (US)

I've Grown So Lonesome For You / I Guess I'll Have To Face It All Alone

1949 SP FEATURE 45-1003 (US) I've Grown So Lonesome For You / I Guess I'll Have To Face It All Alone
1949 78 t. FEATURE E-1004 (US)

I Live In memory Of You [with Bobby Terro] / That’s Why I Cry Over You

1949 SP FEATURE 45-1004 (US) I Live In memory Of You [with Bobby Terro] / That’s Why I Cry Over You
1950 78 t. FEATURE F-1017 (US)

H-A-D-A-C-O-L / My Heart Cries Out With Pain

1950 SP FEATURE 45-1017 (US) H-A-D-A-C-O-L / My Heart Cries Out With Pain
1951 78 t. FEATURE F-1029 (US)

Better Late Than Never / I Really Tried

01/1952 SP FEATURE 45-1029 (US) Better Late Than Never / I Really Tried
01/1952 78 t. FEATURE F-1052 (US)

God Was So Good (Cause He Let Me Keep You)  / How Can It Be

01/1952 SP FEATURE 45-1052 (US) God Was So Good (Cause He Let Me Keep You)  / How Can It Be
1952 78 t. FEATURE F-1055 (US)

What Can I Do / I'm A Honky Tonkin' Man

1952 SP FEATURE 45-1055 (US) What Can I Do / I'm A Honky Tonkin' Man
1952 78 t. FEATURE F-1061 (US)

I Wonder If I Can Lose The Blues This / Walking And Crying With The Blues

1952 SP FEATURE 45-1061 (US) I Wonder If I Can Lose The Blues This / Walking And Crying With The Blues
1952 78 t. FEATURE F-1075 (US) Say A Prayer For Me / I Nearly Made A Fool Of My Heart
1952 SP FEATURE 45- F-1075 (US)

Say A Prayer For Me / I Nearly Made A Fool Of My Heart

1952 78 t. & SP CHAMPION 106 (US)

Al Terry & The LOUISIANA Hayriders - Shoot Me A Line / Promise Made Promise Broken

1953 78 t. FEATURE F-1079 (US) Will Christmas Be A Happy Day For Me / Santa Claus Is On His Way
1953 SP FEATURE 45- F-1079 (US)

Will Christmas Be A Happy Day For Me / Santa Claus Is On His Way

1954 78 t. FEATURE 1096 (US) It's Not My Kind Of Life [Patti Lyles with Al Terry]  / I'm Still Waiting For You [Patti Lyles
1954 SP FEATURE 45- F-1096 (US)

It's Not My Kind Of Life [Patti Lyles with Al Terry]  / I'm Still Waiting For You [Patti Lyles

02/1954 78 t. HICKORY 1003 (US) Good Deal, Lucille  / Say A Prayer For Me
02/1954 SP HICKORY 45-1003 (US)

Good Deal, Lucille  / Say A Prayer For Me

07/1954 78 t. HICKORY 1012 (US) House Of Glass / Show Me That You Love Me
07/1954 SP HICKORY 45-1012 (US)

House Of Glass / Show Me That You Love Me

11/1954 78 t. HICKORY 1017 (US) Hey, Whatta Y'Say / Let's Postpone Our Wedding
11/1954 SP HICKORY 45-1017 (US)

Hey, Whatta Y'Say / Let's Postpone Our Wedding

1954 78 t. FEATURE 2000 (US) You're Worse Than A Tramp / Please Think Of Me
1954 SP FEATURE 45-2000 (US)

You're Worse Than A Tramp / Please Think Of Me

03/1955 78 t. HICKORY 1022 (US) Hate Me Not / The Wall Around Your Heart
03/1955 SP HICKORY 45-1022 (US)

Hate Me Not / The Wall Around Your Heart

08/1955 78 t. HICKORY 1029 (US) No, No, John / Gone Again 
08/1955 SP HICKORY 45-1029 (US)

No, No, John / Gone Again 

11/1955 78 t. HICKORY 1037 (US) Goodbye, Mr. Sunshine / (Dear God) I Love Her So
11/1955 SP HICKORY 45-1037 (US)

Goodbye, Mr. Sunshine / (Dear God) I Love Her So

1955 78 t. & SP ACE 502 (US) Al Terry & The La. Hayriders - Shoot Me A Line / Promise Made Promise Broken
01/1956 78 t. HICKORY 1041 (US) Al TERRY & Wilma Lee COOPER - We Make A Lovely Couple (You And I) / Not Anymore
01/1956 SP HICKORY 45-1041 (US) Al TERRY & Wilma Lee COOPER - We Make A Lovely Couple (You And I) / Not Anymore
03/1956 78 t. HICKORY 1045 (US) The Lesson Of Love / Follow Me
03/1956 SP HICKORY 45-1045 (US)

The Lesson Of Love / Follow Me

05/1956 78 t. HICKORY 1049 (US) No Shrimp Today / Without You
05/1956 SP HICKORY 45-1049 (US)

No Shrimp Today / Without You

10/1956 78 t. HICKORY 1056 (US) Roughneck Blues / Am I Seeing Things
10/1956 SP HICKORY 45-1056 (US) Roughneck Blues / Am I Seeing Things
02/1957 78 t. HICKORY 1061 (US) If I Win I Win (Al TERRY) / Money (Al TERRY with Rusty & Doug)
02/1957 SP HICKORY 45-1061 (US) If I Win I Win (Al TERRY) / Money (Al TERRY with Rusty & Doug)
08/1957 SP HICKORY 45-1066 (US)

Late Date / It's What You Are To Me

11/1957 SP HICKORY 45-1071 (US)

Coconut Girl / Bring Me Some Rain

03/1958 SP HICKORY 45-1075 (US) Good Deal, Lucille / Because I'm Yours
06/1958 SP HICKORY 45-1082 (US) Al TERRY & Wilma Lee COOPER - It's Just As Well / I'm Not The Girl
10/1958 SP HICKORY 45-1088 (US)

My Baby Knows / Your Sweet Lies 

01/1959 SP HICKORY 45-1093 (US)

It's Better Late Than Never / Then You're Living Just Like Me

01/1960 SP HICKORY 45-1111 (US) Watch Dog / Passing The Blues Around
09/1961 SP DOT 45-16260 (US) Miss Me, Miss Mary Ann / As You Desire Me
12/1962 SP Index IDX-5025 (US)

I've Been Losing You A Long Long Time / I Saw The Enemy Today

06/1963 SP Index IDX-5026 (US)

Bourbon Street Parade / Today's Another Day (Like Yesterday)

03/1964 SP Index IDX-5027 (US)

Not Anymore / Only The Hangman (Gold In The Mountain)

1964 SP Index IDX-5028 (US)

After Dark Affair / A Dime's Worth Of Teadrops

1965 ? SP Index IDX-5029 (US)

I’m Beginning To Forget You / Hurricane Party

1966 SP JIN 205 (US)

Roughneck Blues / There's A Star Spangled Banner

01/1967 SP Index IDX-5030 (US)

I’m So Lonesome I Could  Cry / Good Deal, Lucille

1967 SP RICE 5023 (US)

Old Fashioned Love / I Hate To See Me Go

1967 ? SP HARVESTER H 802 (US)

Hurricane Party / What’s Now At Your House 

1968 SP RICE 5033 (US)

It Never Will Rain Roses / World Tomorrow

1972 SP VANGY V 7201 (US)

Country Christmas / Parade Private

01/1974 SP Index IDX-5033 (US)

Tony From San Antonio / Cherchez La Femme (Look For The Woman) 

1976 SP VANGY V-761 (US)

Don't Cry In My Beer / Where Were You Conscience? 

10/1977 SP Index IDX-5034 (US)

Too-Lee-Rollum / Moon Hill















Albums

1963 LP 12" CROWN CLP-5321 (mono) / CST-321 (stereo) (US) COUNTRY MUSIC STARS - Al TERRY & Johnny TYLER - Say A Prayer For Me (Al Terry) / When You Broke The Rules Of Love (Al Terry) / Without You (Al Terry) /  I Nearly Made A Fool Of My Heart (Al Terry) /  What Can I Do (Al Terry) / Devil's Slate (Johnny TYLER) / Bad Luck (Done Got Me) (Johnny TYLER) / Yak Yak (Johnny TYLER) / God's Gonna Turn Us To Dust (Johnny TYLER) / County Fair (Johnny TYLER)
1964 LP 12" Index LP-5001 (US)

This Is Al Terry - Only The Hangman / House Of Glass / I Saw The Enemy / There's A Star Spangled Banner / Today's Another Day / Watch Dog / Good Deal, Lucille / I've Been Losing You / Roughneck Blues / Not Anymore / Midnight / Bourbon Street Parade

1966 LP 12" Index LP-5002 (US)

Al Terry Sings The Country Classics - I'm Beginning To Forget You / There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight / A Good Woman's Love / My Ears Should Burn / John Henry / Molly Darlin' / My Mary / I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry / Alabama Jubilee / I Told You So / End Of Time / No One Will Ever Know

1966 LP 12" LA LOUISIANE LL-117 (US)

Al Terry - Four Walls / Walk On By / Just Between You And Me / I Can't Stop Loving You / Lonesome Letter Blues / Born To Lose / Wabash Cannon Ball / Almost Persuaded / You Win Again / Take These Chains From My Heart / He'll Have To Go / It Makes On Difference Now 

1981 LP 12" FLYRIGHT FLY-573 (UK) JIMMY NEWMAN & AL TERRY - THEIR EARLIEST RECORDINGS 1949-1952 - Jimmy NEWMAN : Wondering / What Will I Do / Let's Stay Together / Don't Say Goodbye / I Made A Big Mistake / If You Lose You'll Understand / I'll Have To Burn The Letters / Al TERRY : I Wonder If I Can Lose The Blues This Way / City Hall Rag / How Can It Be / Diggy Liggy Lo - Big Texas / I Nearly Made A Fool Of My Heart / Waking And Crying With The Blues / What Can I Do
1983 LP 12" BEAR FAMILY BFX 15107 (GER) GOOD DEAL, LUCILLE - Good Deal, Lucille / Roughneck Blues / Coconut Girl / Bring Some Rain / Follow Me / It's Better Late Than Never / Because I'm Yours / Am I Seeing Things / Watch Dog / My Baby Knows / What A Fool I Wasd To Fall / Last Date / It's What You Are To Me / Passing The Blues Around / Your Sweet Lies / The Lesson Of Love
199? LP 12" Hillbilly Researcher HBR 29 (UK)

The Early Years - I'll Be Glad When You're Free / If You Want A Broken Heart / I've Grown Lonesome For You / I Guess I'll Have To Face It All Alone / H-A-D-A-C-O-L / My Heart Cries Out With Pain / Better Late Than Never / I Really Tried / God Was So Good ('Cause He Let Me Keep You) / How Can It Be / When You Broke The Rules Of Love / I Wonder If I Can Lose The Blues This Way / Walking And Crying With The Blues / Say A Prayer For Me / I Nearly Made A Fool Of My Heart / Without You / I'm Still Waiting For You / It's Not My Kind Of Life / Please Think Of Me / You're Worse Than A Tramp / Shoot Me A Line / Promise Made - Promise Broken / Sugar Cane Festival / Bayou Man / Last Night I Dreamed Of You Again / Bayou Lafourche

19?? LP 12" Index IDXLP 1001 (US) This Is Al Terry - Only The Hangman / House Of Glass / I Saw The Enemy / There's A Star Spangled Banner / Today's Another Day / Watch Dog / Good Deal, Lucille / I've Been Losing You / Roughneck Blues / Not Anymore / Midnight / Bourbon Street Parade
07/2007 CD Ace CHCHD 1159 (UK)

Hickory's Cajun Hillbilly - Good Deal, Lucille (version 1) / Say A Prayer For Me / Goodbye, Mr Sunshine / Promise Made, Promise Broken / Shoot Me A Line / Show Me That You Love Me / Let’s Postpone Our Wedding / Hey, Whatta Y’Say / House Of Glass / No Shrimp Today / Gone Again / If I Win, I Win / (Dear God) I Love Her So / Follow Me / No, No, John / Then You’re Living Just Like Me / The Wall Around Your Heart / Hate Me Not / Without You (remake) / Roughneck Blues / It’s Better Late Than Never / Am I Seeing Things / Passing The Blues Around / Watch Dog / Because I’m Yours (But You’re Not Mine) / Good Deal, Lucille (version 2) 

10/2016 CD BACM CD D 539 (UK)

Better Late ThaN Never - I'll Be Glad When I'm Free / If You Want A Broken Heart / I've Grown So Lonesome For You / I Guess I'll Have To Face It All Alone / H-A-D-A-C-O-L / My Heart Cried Out With Pain / Better Late Than Never / I Really Tried / Promise Made Promise Broken / Shoot Me A Line / God Was So Good (Cause He Let Me Keep You) / How Can It Be / When You Broke The Rules Of Love / Without You / What Can I Do / I'm A Honky Tonkin Man / I Wonder If I Can Lose The Blues This Way / Walking And Crying With The Blues / Bayou Man / Last Night I Dreamed Of You Again / Say A Prayer For Me / I Nearly Made A Fool Of My Heart / Open Strings (instr) / City Hall Rag (instr) / I'm Still Waiting For You / Please Think Of Me / You're Worse Than A Tramp

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