Claude et Cliff Trenier, les jumeaux Trenier, comme on les connaissait généralement étaient le coeur du groupe. Ils sont nés à Mobile, Alabama le 14 juillet 1919. Ils avaient la musique dans le sang, surtout que leur père jouait de la trompette dans les vieux orchestres de rue de la Nouvelle Orléans et leur mère du piano.
Ainsi au moment où Claude et Cliff était a l'Université d'État d'Alabama en 1939, leur grand frère, Buddy chantait déjà dans des clubs autour de Mobile. Claude et Cliff sont rapidement entrés en contact avec d'autres musiciens, comme le saxophoniste Don Hill et le pianiste, à Gene Gilbeaux. Ils étaient les leaders de l'orchestre de l'université de l'État d'Alabama. Mais depuis que Claude, Cliff et les autres ont rapidement trouvés qu'il était plus amusant de jouer de la musique que de faire des études, l'université les a renvoyés en 1941.
Mais ils ont aussi pris le groupe avec eux. Il n'a pas fallu longtemps pour qu'un recruteur vienne perturber leurs plans, ainsi en 1944, Claude était engagé par le chef d'orchestre Jimmy Lunceford et quelques temps plus tard, pendant les vacances de Noël, Claude a fait ses premiers enregistrements, "I'm Gonna See My Baby" et, "That Someone Must Be You" avec l'Orchestre de Jimmie Lunceford. Un peu plus tard, Lunceford a aussi embauché le frère jumeau Cliff et en 1945 les Treniers enregistraient ensemble, chantant pour la première fois le morceau de Lunceford "Buzz Buzz Buzz".
Après la guerre Cliff est retourné à Mobile et Claude a fait mouvement sur Los Angeles. Il a fait quelques enregistrements avec Barney Bigard et Charlie Mingus. En 1947, il a convié Cliff à venir à Los Angeles, et avec Don Hill, Gene Gilbeaux, plus un batteur et un bassiste ils ont crée The Trenier's. Mais ils se sont prénommés d'abord The Trenier Twins & The Gene Gilbeaux Quartet, plus tard raccourci par The Trenier Twins.

The Treniers were an American musical group led by identical twins Cliff and Claude Trenier, with The Gene Gilbeaux Orchestra which included Don Hill on Saxophone, Shifty Henry and later James (Jimmy) Johnson on bass, Henry (Tucker) Green on drums and Gene Gilbeaux on piano, with the Treniers Twins and later additional Treniers brothers joining the group on Vocalss. The name was shortened to "The Treniers" and there were many other session musician and line up changes over the years. Active since the 1940s, they played a cross between swing and early rock n' roll. Though their sound is more swing influenced, the Treniers incorporated a thumping backbeat and copious songs that included the words "rock" and "roll" - "Rocking on Sunday Night" and "It Rocks! It Rolls! It Swings!", for example, and in the 40's were already playing "Rockin' Is Our Bizness," which was a reworded version of Jimmie Lunceford's "Rhythm Is Our Business" of the 1930s (the Trenier twins got their start playing in Lunceford's band). They were also known for the humorous content of many of their songs, and their on stage acrobatics were seen as precursors to the wild antics of many later rock and roll groups.
In the 1950s, they moved closer towards an R&B influenced sound, but were unable to weather the influx of rock and roll. Nonetheless the group was considered a strong influence on bands such as their contemporaries Bill Haley and His Comets, and they were in fact one of the first to record Haley's "Rock-a-Beatin' Boogie". (One of the Trenier brothers would later claim in an interview in Blue Suede News magazine that he was responsible for Haley deciding to record rock and roll; this account is disputed.)
One of the first times rock and roll appeared on national television was in May 1954 when the Treniers appeared on the Colgate Comedy Hour, hosted by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. During the playing of their songs, Martin and Lewis participated in the antics, and when the drummer got up and stepped aside, Jerry Lewis sat down and played drums for one song.
The group appeared in several films in the 1950s including The Girl Can't Help It and Don't Knock the Rock (which also featured Haley), and continued to perform as recently as 2003.
The group released the song "Say Hey (The Willie Mays Song)" about Giants center fielder, Willie Mays, which included some dialogue by the Hall-of-Famer himself. The song is included on the soundtrack to Ken Burns 1994 documentary Baseball.
As of 2008, surviving member Milt Trenier still performs semiweekly at Chicago-area restaurants.

Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll, Rhythm 'n' Blues, Jump Blues

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GO GO GO

IT ROCKS! IT ROLLS! IT SWINGS!

POON-TANG!

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

1945 78 t. DECCA 18655 (US) . Jimmie LUNCEFORD ORCHESTRA (with Claude TRENIER) - I'm Gonna See My Baby / That Someone Must Be You
1946 78 t. LAMPLIGHTER 102 (US) . Barney BIGARD (with Claude TRENIER) - Young Man's Blues (part 1) / Young Man's Blues (part 2)
1946 78 t. EXCELSIOR 162 (US) . Charlie MINGUS ORCHESTRA (with Claude TRENIER) - Baby Take A Chance With Me / Ain't Jivin' Blues
1946 78 t. EXCELSIOR 163 (US) . Charlie MINGUS ORCHESTRA (with Claude TRENIER) - Weird Nightmare / Shuffle Bass Boogie
06/1947 78 t. MERCURY 8045 (US) . TRENIER TWINS - Buzz Buzz Buzz / Sure Had A Wonderful Time Last Night
1948 78 t. MERCURY 8058 (US) . TRENIER TWINS - I Miss You So / Hey Sister Lucy
01/1948 78 t. MERCURY 8071 (US) . TRENIER TWINS - No. Baby No / Oooh! Look A There Ain't She Pretty
03/1948 78 t. MERCURY 8078 (US) . TRENIER TWINS - Ain't She Mean / It's A Quiet Town (Crossbone County)
06/1948 78 t. MERCURY 8089 (US) .

TRENIER TWINS - My Convertible Cadillac / Sometimes I'm Happy

11/1948 78 t. MERCURY 8089 (US) . TRENIER TWINS - My Convertible Cadillac / Near To Me
01/1949 78 t. CORAL 60041 (US) . Jimmie LUNCEFORD ORCHESTRA (with Claude TRENIER) - Buzz Buzz Buzz / I'm In A Jam With My Baby
02/1950 78 t. LONDON ? (US) . TRENIERS - Everybody Get Together / Why Did You Get So High, Shorty?
06/1951 SP OKEH 6804 (US) . TRENIERS - Go! Go! Go! / Plenty Of Money
09/1951 SP OKEH 6826 (US) . TRENIERS - Hey Little Girl / Old Woman Blues
01/1952 SP OKEH 6853 (US) . TRENIERS - It Rocks! It Rolls! It Swings! / Taxi Blues
04/1952 SP OKEH 6876 (US) . TRENIERS - Hadacol (That's All) / Long Distance Call
09/1952 SP OKEH 6904 (US) . TRENIERS - Rockin'On Sunday Night / Cheatin' On Me
11/1952 SP OKEH 6932 (US) . TRENIERS - Hi-Yo Silver! / Poon-Tang!
12/1952 SP OKEH 6937 (US) . TRENIERS - The Moondog / Poon-Tang!
04/1953 SP OKEH 6960 (US) . TRENIERS - Rockin' ls Our Bizness / Sugar Doo
07/1953 SP OKEH 6984 (US) . TRENIERS - I'd Do Nothing But Grieve / This Is It
1953 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5275 (US) . Milt TRENIER & His SOLID SIX - Squeeze Me / Rock Bottom
1953 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5487 (US) . Milt TRENIER & His SOLID SIX - Flip Our Wigs / You're Killin'Me
02/1954 SP OKEH ? (US) . TRENIERS - You Know Yeah! Tiger / Bug Dance
03/1954 SP OKEH 7023 (US) . TRENIERS - Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie / Trapped In The Web Of Love
07/1954 SP OKEH 7035 (US) . TRENIERS - Bald Head / Come On Let's Face It
1954 SP GROOVE 0008 (US) . Milt TRENIER with The Gene GILBEAUX QUARTET - Straighten Up Baby / Why
1954 SP GROOVE 0028 (US) . Milt TRENIER - Day Old Bread / Give A Little Time
1954 ? EP EPIC EG 7103 (US) TRENIERS - Hadacole That's All / Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie / Get Out Of The Car / Poontang!
1954 EP EPIC EG 7104 (US)

TRENIERS - Go Go Go / Rockin' On A Sunday Night / Rockin' Is Our Business / This Is It

01/1955 SP OKEH 7050 (US) . TRENIERS - (Uh Oh) Get Out Of The Car / Who Put The 'Ungh' In Mambo
06/1955 SP OKEH 7057 (US) . TRENIERS - Devil's Mambo / Do Do Do (Do-Be-Do-Be-Do)
10/1955 SP EPIC 9127 (US) . TRENIERS - Doin' Em Up / Go Go Go
1955 ? EP EPIC EG 7114 (US) TRENIERS - Ungh In The Mambo / Out of the Bushes / Hey, Little Girl / Devil's Mambo
01/1956 SP EPIC 9144 (US) . TRENIERS - Rock 'n' Roll Call / Day Old Bread and Canned Beans
04/1956 SP EPIC 5-9162 (US) . TRENIERS - Good Rockin' Tonight / Boodie Green
06/1956 SP VIK 0214 (US) . TRENIERS - Sorrento / Lover Come Back To Me
06/1956 SP RCA 47-0214 (F) . TRENIERS - Sorrento / Lover Come Back To Me
09/1956 SP VIK 0227 (US) . TRENIERS - (We Want A) Rock and Roll President / Cool It Baby
1957 SP BRUNSWICK 9-55033 (US) . TRENIERS - Oo La La / Pennies From Heaven
1957 SP BRUNSWICK 9-55047 (US) . TRENIERS - Rubbing Noses In The Midnight Sun / Goodnight Irene
1957 EP RCA 75336 (F) TRENIERS - Cool It Baby / Rock & Roll President / Lover Come Back To Me / Sorrento
1957 EP CORAL ECV 18093 (F) TRENIERS - Rock Calypso Joe / Pennies From Heaven / Oo-La-La / Holy Mackerel, Andy !
1958 SP BRUNSWICK 9-55014 (US) . TRENIERS - Holy Macerel, Andy / Rock Calypso Joe
1958 SP FONTANA H137 (US) . TRENIERS - Go Go Go / Get Out Of The Car
1958 SP HERMITAGE ? (US) . FABULOUS TRENIERS - Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee / Wild In Wildwood
1958 SP HERMITAGE ? (US) . FABULOUS TRENIERS - Tomorrow Night / On The Outside
1958 SP HERMITAGE 801 (US) . FABULOUS TRENIERS - Lover Come Back To Me / After Hours Bossa Nova
1958 SP LONDON HLD 8858 (UK) . TRENIERS - When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver / Never, Never
1959 SP DOT ? (US) . Gonna Catch me A Rat (Milton TRENIER) / Time Out For Tears (TRENIERS)
1963 SP DOT 15882 (US) . TRENIERS - When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver / Never, Never
1987 SP LAKE K 7245 (US) . Milt "The Rev" TRENIER - If You Bet 'Em, Box 'Em / instrumental (with The CONGREGATION)
198? EP ? (US) TRENIERS - Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie / Go Go Go / Rock Calypso Joe / Cool It Baby
19?? EP STEEL CITY 45-1000 (US) TRENIERS - Go Go Go / Rockin' On A Sunday Night / Rockin' Is Our Business / Why Do You Get So High

Albums

1955 LP 12" EPIC LN 3125 (US) GO GO GO - THE TRENIERS ON TV - Go! Go! Go! / Rocking On A Sunday Night / Rockin' Is Our Bizness / This Is It / Hadacole That's All / Get Out Of The Car / Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie / Poon-Tang! / Who Put The 'Ungh' In The Mambo / Out Of The Bushes / Hey,Little Girl / Devil's Mambo
1958 LP 12" DOT DLP 3257 (US) THE TRENIERS SOUVENIR ALBUM - Heartaches / Just a Kid Named Joe / Never, Never / Makin' Moonlight Memories / I'm Gonna Catch Me A Rat / Flapjack Moon In A Polka Dot Sky / Time Out For Tears / When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver / Bust Her In The Mouth, Heathcliff / I'd Do Nothin' But Grieve / Let's Face It
1963 LP 12" HERMITAGE 1002 (US) AFTER HOURS WITH THE FABULOUS TRENIERS - Jambalaya / Stella By Starlight / Charmaine
Baldhead / Why / After Hours Bossa Nova / People Will Say We're In Love / San Francisco / Around The World In Eighty Days / Lover Come Back To Me / In The Still Of The Night
1963 LP 12" HERMITAGE 1004 (US) BY THE SEA - (FABULOUS TRENIERS) - Roses Of Picardy / Tomorrow Night / Margie / Bootie Green / On The Street Where I Live / Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-Dee / But Not For Me / Wild In Wildwood / Rock Me All Night Long / On The Outside / The Suitcase Song
1967 LP 12" CADET LPS 4057 (US) CARRYIN ON - (Milt TRENIER / Micki LYNN) - Everything's Coming Up Roses / This Is The Life / Call Me / On A Clear Day / The Summer Wind / People Will Say We're In Love / You'd Better Love Me While You May / Put On A Happy Face / It's A Wonderful World / I Get A Kick Out Of You / C'Est Magnifique / They Ca't Take That Away From Me / You Do Something To Me / She Loves Me / Around The World / Bill Bailey
1969 LP 12" MOBILE ? (US) WILD AND LIVE AT THE FLAMINGO - (FABULOUS TRENIERS) - Good Rockin' Tonight / Four Or Five Times / Put A Little Love In Your Heart / Turn Around - Look At Me / Right On / Crapshooter Blues / Something / A Boy Named Sue / The Old Man Time
1972 LP 12" TT SLP 408 (US) POPCORN MAN - (FABULOUS TRENIERS) - Games People Play / Marshmellow Blues / Gotta Travel On / For As Long As I Live / Cabbage Head / Get Outta The Car / Hot Ziggity Zack / Can We Get To That / Good Rockin' Tonight / Long Distance Blues / Popcorn Man
1972 LP 12" TT S 4542/3 (US) GET OUTTA THE CAR - (FABULOUS TRENIERS)  - The Worm / Popcorn Man / Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown / Rockin' On A Sunday Night / Thank You Mr. Bell / Bug Dance / Cabbage Head / Get Outta The Car / Geritol / Never, Never / You Know Yeah, Tiger / Hi Yo Silver / Hot Ziggity Zack / Good Rockin' Tonight
1983 LP 12" EDSEL ED 117 (UK) ROCKIN' IS OUR BIZNESS - (TRENIERS) - Go! Go! Go! / The Moon Dog / Hey, Little Girl / Devil's Mambo / Old Woman Blues / Rockin' Is Our Business / Hi-Yo Silver / Taxi Blues / Cheatin' On Me / I'd Do Nothin' But Grieve
1985 LP 12" DR. HORSE H-803 (CZ) YOU'RE KILLIN' ME - Buzz Buzz Buzz (The TRENIER TWINS) / No Baby No! (The TRENIER TWINS) / Everybody Get Together (The TRENIERS) / Sure Had A Wonderful Time Last Night (The TRENIER TWINS) / Ain't She Mean (The TRENIER TWINS) / Why Did You Get So High, Shorty (The TRENIERS) / Ooh, Look-A There Ain't She Pretty (The TRENIER TWINS) / Flip Our Wigs (Milt TRENIER) / You're Killin' Me (Milt TRENIER) / This Is It (The TRENIERS) / Who Put The 'Ungh' In The Mambo (The TRENIERS) / Bug Dance (The TRENIERS) / I'd Do Nothin' But Grieve (The TRENIERS) / Straighten Up Baby (Milt TRENIER) / Lover Come Back To Me (The TRENIERS) / Sorrento (The TRENIERS)
1988 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15418 (GER) COOL IT BABY - (TRENIERS) - You're Killin' Me / Day Old Bread / Squeeze Me / Flip Our Wigs / Rock Bottom / Give A Little Time / Hey You / I Got The Blues So Bad / Straighten Up, Baby / Cool It Baby / Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee / Margie / Madune / Sorrento / Lover, Come Back To Me / We Want A Rock & Roll President / The Longest Walk / Ain't Nothing Wrong With That, Baby
1988 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15419 (GER) HEY SISTER LUCY - (TRENIERS) - Hey, Sister Lucy! / Buzz Buzz Buzz / But I'd Rather / Hey Boys! Better Get Yourself An Extra / Ooh! Look-A-There, Ain't She Pretty? / Near To Me / No, Baby, No / Sometimes I'm Happy / I'll Follow You / It's A Quiet Town (In Crossbone County) [Crossbone Country] / Convertible Cadillac / Ain't She Mean / Sure Had A Wonderful Time Last Night / I Miss You So / Hey Jacobia / Why / Lady Luck / When You're Finished Talkin' (Let's Make Some Love)
1995 CD EPIC / LEGACY 66800 (US) THEY ROCK! THEY ROLL! THEY SWING! - (TRENIERS) - Go! Go! Go! / It Rocks! It Rolls! It Swings! / Hadacol (That's All) / This Is It / Rocking On Sunday Night / Poontang / Rockin' Is Our Business / Sugar-Doo / Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie / Trapped (In The Web Of Love) / Bald Head / I Said No / Say Hey (The Willie Mays Song) / (Uh Oh) Get Out Of The Car / Everything's Wild In Wildwood / Ride Man, Ride / Good Rockin' Tonight / Peace Bond Blues / Rock 'n' Roll Call / Rock-A-Way
1995 CD KINGS OF RHYTHM ? (US) ROCKIN' WITH THE TRENIERS - Go Go Go  / Rockin' On Sunday Night / Rockin' Is Our Business / This Is It / Hadacole That's All / Get Out Of The Car / Rock A Beatin' Boogie / Why Do You Get So High / Hi Yo Silver / Goodnight Irene / Rock And Roll Call / It Rocks It Rolls It Swings / Cool It Baby / Out Of The Bushes / Holy Mackerel Andy / Rock Calypso Joe / Good Rockin' Tonight / Everybody Get Together / Sure Had A Wonderful Time Last Night / Flip Our Wigs / You're Killing Me / Who Put The Ungh In The Mambo / Bug Dance / Squeeze Me / Give A Little Time / Drink Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee / We Want A Rock And Roll President
2000 CD SONY A 31181 (US) ROCKIN' IS OUR BIZNESS - (TRENIERS) - Go! Go! Go! / The Moon Dog / Hey, Little Girl / Devil's Mambo / Old Woman Blues / Rockin' Is Our Business / Hi-Yo Silver / Taxi Blues / Cheatin' On Me / I'd Do Nothin' But Grieve
04/2004 CD PROPER CD 2031 (US) GO! GO! GO! - (TRENIERS) - Hey! Sister Lucy! / Buzz Buzz Buzz / Sure Had A Wonderful Time Last Night / I Miss You So / Oooh! Looka There Ain't She Pretty / No Baby No! / Sometimes I'm Happy / It's A Quiet Town (In Crossbone County) / (I'm Going Back To) My Convertible Cadillac / Why Did You Get So High Shorty? / Go! Go! Go! / It Rocks! It Rolls! It Swings! / Plenty Of Money / Hey Little Girl / Hadacol (That's All) / This Is It / Long Distance Blues / Rockin' On Sunday Night / Poon-Tang! / Taxi Blues / Rockin' Is Our Bizzness / Sugar Doo / Hi-Yo Silver / The Moon Dog / Squeeze Me / Rock Bottom
04/2004 CD COLLECTABLES COL-CD-7553 (US) THEY ROCK! THEY ROLL! THEY SWING! - (TRENIERS) - Go! Go! Go! / It Rocks! It Rolls! It Swings! / Hadacole (That's All) / This Is It / Rocking On Sunday Night / Poontang / Rockin' Is Our Bizness / Sugar-Doo / Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie / Trapped (In The Web Of Love) / Bald Head / I Said No / Say Hey (The Willie Mays Song) / (Uh Oh) Get Out Of The Car / Everything's Wild In Wildwood / Ride, Man, Ride / Good Rockin' Tonight / Peace Bond Blues / Rock 'n' Roll Call / Rock-A-Way / The Moon Dog / Cheatin' On Me / I'd Do Nothin' But Grieve / Devil's Mambo / ld Woman Blues / Taxi Blues / Out Of The Bushes / Plenty Of Money / Long Distance Blues
03/2005 CD NIGH TRAIN 7120 (US) HOSS ALLEN SESSIONS - (FABULOUS TRENIERS) - Rocking Is Our Business / Jambalaya / Stella By Starlight / Charmaine / Baldhead / Why / After Hours Bossa Nova / People Will Say We're In Love / San Francisco / Around The World In Eighty Days / Lover Come Back To Me / In The Still Of The Night / Roses Of Picardy / Tomorrow Night / Margie / Bootie Green / On The Street Where I Live / Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee / But Not For Me / Wild In Wildwood / Rock Me All Night Long / On The Outside / The Suitcase Song
04/2008 CD REVOLA 248 (UK) THIS IS IT! - (TRENIERS) - Everybody Get Together / Why Do You Get So High, Shorty? / Go! Go! Go! [1951 version] / It Rocks! It Rolls! It Swings! / Rockin' On Sunday Night / Hi-Ho Silver! / Rockin' Is Our Bizness / This Is It! / You Know, Yeah! Tiger / Bug Dance / Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie / Out Of The Bushes / Rock 'n' Roll Call / Good Rockin' Tonight / Go! Go! Go! [1954 version] / Everything's Wild In Wildwood / Trapped In The Web Of Love / Rock-A-Way / Sorrento / Lover, Come Back To Me / Cool It, Baby! / (We Want A) Rock And Roll President / Hey, Jacobia! / Drink Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee / Madune / The Longest Walk / Rock, Calypso Joe! / Holy Mackerel, Andy! / Oo-La-La / Goodnight Irene
04/2010 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16164 (GER) ROCK - Everybody Get Together / Go! Go! Go! / It Rocks! It Rolls! It Swings! / Hadacole That's All / This Is It / Rocking On Sunday Night / Poon-Tang / Hi-Yo Silver / Rockin' Is Our Bizness / The Moondog / Squeeze Me / Flip Our Wigs / You're Killin' Me / Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie / Bald Head / Doin' 'Em Up / I Said No / Straighten Up Baby / Day Old Bread / Go! Go! Go! / Out Of The Bushes / Oh! Oh! (Get Out Of The Car) / Everything's Wild In Wildwood / Good Rockin' Tonight / Boodie Green / Rock 'n' Roll Call / Rock-A-Way / Drink Wine Spo Dee O Dee / (We Want A) Rock And Roll President / Madune / Cool It Baby / Rock Calypso Joe

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