Chanteur US né David Luke Myrick, le 20 juin 1916 à Mena (Arkansas). T. Texas Tyler fut élevé au Texas d'où son nom. Il se fait connaître après la guerre chez Four Star Records et passe ensuite chez Decca. Décédé en 1972, il fut l'un des rois du Honky Tonk. Vocaliste puissant, T. Texas. utilisait avec bonheur le "Growl". Il est décédé le 28 Janvier 1972 à Springfield (Missouri)..

Charismatic singer/songwriter T. Texas Tyler was a successful figure from the late '40s through the mid-'50s, often credited with helping to popularize the sentimental country "recitation" -- a storytelling composition partly or completely spoken by the performer -- with his massive 1948 hit "Deck of Cards." He was born David Luke Myrick in Mena, AR, and from childhood aspired to become a country performer. As a young man, Tyler moved to Rhode Island to live with his brother, who was stationed there while serving in the Navy. He got his start working in radio in the early '30s and then spent much of the decade touring and performing on the radio, creating his stage name by combining the names of cowboy crooners Tex Ritter and Tom Tyler. His travels took him as far as Newport, RI, and Los Angeles. While performing in Charleston, WV, in 1939, Tyler teamed up with fiddler Clarence Clere to form Slim and Tex. They remained together playing radio stations in West Virginia until 1942, when Tyler landed a spot on the Shreveport, LA, radio station and consistent talent incubator KWKH. Tyler served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Following his discharge in 1946, Tyler went to Southern California and began appearing daily on the radio in Long Beach and Los Angeles. His proximity to the new record labels that were springing up in Southern California helped his career along, and he signed with the small but growing Pasadena label Four Star. Soon he had moderate hits with several covers of widely performed country songs of the day: "Filipino Baby" (1946), followed by "Remember Me" and Jack Guthrie's "Oklahoma Hills." Tyler had his biggest single in 1948 with the enormously popular "Deck of Cards," which peaked in the Top Three, continued to sell for years, and spawned numerous imitations. The piece had perhaps an older pedigree than any other in the country repertoire; similar poems in which a soldier uses a deck of cards as a set of religious symbols have been found dating back to the medieval era.
Tyler followed up that smash with another recitation: the tear-wrenchingly sentimental Mary Jean Shurtz composition "Dad Gave My Dog Away." His popularity resulted in a booking at New York City's Carnegie Hall, and in 1949 he sang a song in the Western Horsemen of the Sierras. Later that year, he had a Top Five hit with a cover of Hank Williams' "My Bucket's Got a Hole in It." Tyler was given his own television show, Range Round Up, in Los Angeles, and in the early '50s he favored an upbeat, folksy style in which sung phrases were frequently introduced by a hearty, guttural swoop. He had two more major hits in 1953, "Courtin' in the Rain," and then went into a personal and professional slump with the advent of rock & roll. A marijuana possession arrest in Texas slowed his career, but many of his recordings were collected in the newly popular format of the LP album. He signed with the Starday label and performed several times on the Grand Ole Opry. In the '50s he became a gospel singer and Assembly of God minister, recording the all-gospel album, The Great Texan, for King in 1960. Tyler spent the bulk of the 1960s touring and preaching; he also recorded a gospel album for Capitol, a secular country album for Starday (Sensational New Hits of T. Texas Tyler, 1964), and three independently produced gospel albums that he sold at his revivals. Following the death of his first wife, Claudia, in 1968, Tyler remarried and settled down in Springfield, MO, where he preached to a local congregation and also performed occasionally. "The man with a million friends" died in early 1972 of stomach cancer.

Talents : Vocal, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country

FOLLOW THRU (1947)

SCRATCH AND ITCH (1953)

HOT ROD RAG (1954)

TEXAS BOOGIE WOOGIE (1966)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

1945 78 t. BLACK & WHITE 10000 (US) . SIX WESTERNAIRS - Don’t Play With My Heart / A Little While Longer
1945 78 t. BLACK & WHITE 10001 (US) . SIX WESTERNAIRS - Why Don’t These Blues Leave Me Alone / Singin’ In The Saddle
09/1945 78 t. 4 STAR 1008 (US) . Oklahoma Hills / Remember Me
09/1945 78 t. 4 STAR 1009 (US) . Filipino Baby / You Were Only Teasing Me
12/1945 78 t. 4 STAR 1021 (US) . Home In San Antone / You'll Still Be In My Heart
12/1945 78 t. 4 STAR 1022 (US) . Beautiful Morning Glory / Rough And Rocky
1946 78 t. 4 STAR 1040 (US) . Divorce Me C.O.D. / Tell Your Lies To The Man In The Moon
1946 78 t. 4 STAR 1051 (US) . You Turned A Good Man Down / I Hung My Head
1946 78 t. 4 STAR 1052 (US) . Black Jack David / Gals Don't Mean A Thing
1946 78 t. 4 STAR 1062 (US) . Tex Tyler Ride / You Nearly Lose Your Mind
1946 78 t. 4 STAR 1063 (US) . T.Texas Blues / It's Been So Long, Darling
06/1946 78 t. 4 STAR 1114 (US) . Guitar Boogie Woogie (instr.) / Baby I Can't Sleep
06/1946 78 t. 4 STAR 1115 (US) . I've Heard That Story Before / Smile When You Speak Of Texas
08/1946 78 t. 4 STAR 1140 (US) . Divorce Me C.O.D. / Tell Your Lies To The Man In The Moon
08/1946 78 t. 4 STAR 1141 (US) . In My Little Red Book / I'm Gonna Get Mad
1947 78 t. 4 STAR 1149 (US) . You Doggone Son Of A Gun / Pray For The Lights To Go Out
1947 78 t. 4 STAR 1150 (US) . Much More Than The Rest / Frankie And Johnny
1947 78 t. 4 STAR 1151 (US) . So Round So Firm So Fully Packed / Fairweather Baby
1947 78 t. 4 STAR 1152 (US) . Red Light / Somebody's Rose
1947 78 t. 4 STAR 1166 (US) . Old Fashioned Love / Boys That's All
1947 78 t. 4 STAR 1167 (US) . Follow Thru / Ida Red
02/1948 78 t. 4 STAR 1228 (US) . Deck Of Cards / Sweet Thing
06/1948 78 t. 4 STAR 1247 (US) . Deck Of Cards / Remember Me
06/1948 78 t. 4 STAR 1248 (US) . Dad Gave My Dog Away / Beautiful Life
07/1948 78 t. 4 STAR 1249 (US) . Memories Of France / Honky Tonk Girl
1948 78 t. 4 STAR 1260 (US) . Fair Weather Baby / I've Heard That Story Before
1948 78 t. 4 STAR 1279 (US) . Old Hymns / In The Sweet By And By
1948 78 t. 4 STAR 1280 (US) . You've Got To Live Your Religion Every Day / That Beautiful Picture
1948 78 t. 4 STAR 1281 (US) . God Put A Rainbow In The Sky / If I Could Hear My Mother Pray
12/1948 78 t. 4 STAR 1285 (US) . Dead Ashes / New Baby Doll
1949 78 t. 4 STAR 1290 (US) . There Ain't Gonna Be No Doggone After While / Put My Little Shoes Away
06/1949 78 t. 4 STAR 1321 (US) . Soft Lips / Please Believe In Me
1949 78 t. 4 STAR 1346 (US) . Country Boy / Show The Way Back To Your Heart
11/1949 78 t. 4 STAR 1383 (US) . My Bucket's Got A Hole In It / Cry Baby Blues
01/1950 SP 4 STAR 45-1403 (US) . Colored Child's Funeral / Old Country Church
02/1950 SP 4 STAR 45-1411 (US) . Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy / I Love You Because
03/1950 SP 4 STAR 45-1446 (US) . Goodnight Waltz / I'll Hate Myself Tomorrow
06/1950 SP 4 STAR 45-1501 (US) . Wrong Side Of Town / You'll Never Break My Twisting
08/1950 SP 4 STAR 45-1514 (US) . Mona Lisa / Trouble Than Satisfaction
11/1950 SP 4 STAR 45-1539 (US) . Solitaire / Trouble Than Satisfaction
01/1951 SP 4 STAR 45-1547 (US) . Rag Monkey Song / Cowboy's Prayer
03/1951 SP 4 STAR 45-1555 (US) . If You Had A Heart / To Prove My Love Is True
07/1951 SP 4 STAR 45-1565 (US) . Blue Kimona Blues / Irma
10/1951 SP 4 STAR 45-1579 (US) . Want You To Learn To Do It / G.I.Boogie
01/1952 SP 4 STAR 45-1588 (US) . I Was The Last One To Know / When The White Azaleas Are Bloomin'
02/1952 SP 4 STAR 45-1597 (US) . Get Out Of My Life / Who's To Blame
1952 SP 4 STAR X-50 (US) . When They Ring Those Golden Bells / Hideaway
09/1952 SP 4 STAR 45-1612 (US) . It's My Heart It's My Conscience / It's A Pity
12/1952 SP 4 STAR 45-1621 (US) . Electric Guitar Polka / Snow On The Mountain
01/1953 SP DECCA 9-28544 (US) . He Done Her Wrong / Much More Than He Rest
02/1953 SP 4 STAR 45-1628 (US) . Wasted Tears / Let's Fly Away
03/1953 SP DECCA 9-28579 (US) . Bumming Around / Jealous Love
06/1953 SP DECCA 9-28760 (US) . Scratch And Itch / Let's Get Married
11/1953 SP DECCA 9-28922 (US) . Pretender / Nothing At All
11/1953 SP 4 STAR 45-1649 (US) . Kiss Me Like Crazy / Tired Of It All
02/1954 SP DECCA 9-29007 (US) . Hot Rod Rag / Lightearted Guy
02/1954 SP 4 STAR 45-1658 (US) . Tattler's Wagon / Soldier's Prayer Book
06/1954 SP 4 STAR 45-1660 (US) . Courtin' In The Rain / Old Blue
07/1954 SP DECCA 9-29180 (US) . Just Out Of Reach / Firemen And Engineers' Ball
09/1954 SP DECCA 9-29286 (US) . Rever Girl / Golden Wristwatch
12/1954 SP 4 STAR 45-1669 (US) . A Million Teardrops / Little Miss Moffet
07/1955 SP DECCA 9-29598 (US) . Ten-Ten Tennessee Line / That's What You Mean To Me
09/1955 SP 4 STAR 45-1682 (US) . I Tickled Her Under The Chin / She Wouldn't Do
03/1958 SP 4 STAR AP-27 (US) (promo) . Let The Teardrops Fall / Confined
09/1958 EP 4 STAR EP-35-C (US) Let The Teardrops Fall / Shake Em Up Rock / Confined / Go On And Sweep Around Me
1958 EP 4 STAR EP-37-C (US) A Beautiful Life / My God Is Real / Since I Gave My Heart To Jesus / He Remembered Me
09/1959 SP 4 STAR 1735X45 (US) . Deck Of Cards / Dad Gave My Dog Away
1959 SP KING 45-5249 (US) . Deck Of Cards / Dad Gave My Dog Away
1959 EP ? (US) I Saw A Man / Dust On The Bible / Remember Me (Christian version) / Salvation Has Been Brought Down
08/1960 SP 4 STAR 1744X45 (US) . Remember Me / Oklahoma Hills
1960 SP KING 45-5380 (US) . Remember Me / Oklahoma Hills
1960 EP ? (US) Hide Away / Old Hymns That Mother Used To Sing / Old Country Church / He Was In Love With Me
06/1966 SP STARDAY 759 (US) . Texas Boogie Woogie / Just Like Dad
11/1966 SP STARDAY 783 (US) . It's A Long Road Back Home / I Still Love You
04/1967 SP STARDAY 806 (US) . Crawdad Town / Injun Joe
1979 SP 4 STAR GT4-2060 (US) . Deck Of Cards / Dad Gave My Dog Away





Albums

1950 LP 10" 4 STAR ET 22 (US) THE MAN WITH A MILLION FRIENDS - Put My Little Shoes Away / There Ain't Gonna Be No Doggone After Awhile / You Will Still Be In My Heart / Remember Me / Oklahoma Hills / Home In San Antone
1958 LP 12" SOUND SLP 607 (US) DECK OF CARDS - Deck Of Cards / Dad Gave My Dog Away / Fair Weather Baby / Ida Red / Beautiful Morning Glory / Rough And Rocky / You Were Only Teasing Me / Home In San Antone / You'll Still Be In My Heart / I'm Gonna Get Mad And Leave You / Old Fashioned Love / Tell Your Lies To The Man In The Moon
1959 LP 12" KING 664 (US) DECK OF CARDS - Deck of Cards / Ida Red / + 10 others
1960 LP 12" KING 689 (US) THE GREAT TEXAN - If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again / Old Country Church / In The Sweet Bye And Bye / You've Got To Live Your Religion / I Dreamed I Searched Heaven / Didn't They Crucify My Lord / In The Land Where We'll Never Grow Old / This Old Clay House / God Put A Rainbow In The Cloud / What A Friend We Have In Jesus / Praise The Lord (Salvation Has Been Brought Down) / Blessed Jesus Hold My Hand
1961 LP 12" KING 721 (US) T... TEXAS TYLER - Remember Me / In My Little Red Book / Filipino Baby / Who's To Blame / You Turned A Good Man Down / Careless Love / Oklahoma Hills / It's Been So Long Darlin' / T. Texas Blues / You Nearly Lose Your Mind / I Hung My Head And Cried / Gals Don't Mean A Thing
1961 LP 12" KING 734 (US) T. TEXAS TYLER SING COUNTRY SACRED SONGS - SONGS ALONG THE WAY - Beautiful Life / My God Is Real / Farther Along / Hideaway / Shake My Mother's Hand For Me / Touch Of The Master's Hand / Since I Gave My Heart To Jesus / He Remembered Me / Tattler's Wagon / Have A New Life / Old Hymns / That Beautiful Picture
03/1962 LP 12" DESIGN DLP-602 (mono) / SDLP-602 (stereo) (US) ORIGINAL COUNTRY & WESTERN STARS - Kiss Me Like Crazy / Ten-Ten-Tennessee Line / That's What You Mean To Me / A Million Tear Drops / Tattler's Wagon / River Girl / Pretender / Nothing At All / Just Out Of Reach / Golden Wrist Watch
1962 LP 12" WRANGLER W1002 (mono) / WS31002 (stereo) (US) T. TEXAS TYLER - Bumming Around / Scrachin' Itch / Let's Get Married / A Boy And A Girl / Ain't Got A Lick Of Sence / Tired Of It All / Courtin' In The Rain / Old Blue / Hot Rod Rag / Light Hearted Guy / I Tickled Her Under The Chin / She Wouldn't Do For You
1962 LP 12" HURRAH HS-1048 (US) THE OLD COUNTRY CHURCH - You Must Have That Pure Religion / Signs By The Side Of The Road [Wally FOWLER] / What A Friend We Have In Jesus / He Remembered Me / Beautiful Life / He Set Me Free / I'd Rather Have Jesus [MADDOX BROTHERS & ROSE] / Praise The Lord / Old Country Church / Wonderful Time Up There [Wally FOWLER]
1962 LP 12" INTERNATIONAL AWARD AK-209 (mono) / AKS-209 (stereo) (US) T. TEXAS TYLER - IN PERSON - Kiss Me Like Crazy / Ten-Ten-Tennessee Line / That's What You Mean To Me / A Million Tear Drops / Tattler's Wagon / River Girl / Pretender / Nothing At All / Just Out Of Reach / Golden Wrist Watch
1962 LP 12" CAPITOL T-1662 (mono) / ST-1662 (stereo) (US) SALVATION - A Beautiful Life / A Child Of The King / He Remembered Me / Why Did He / The Old Country Church / He Was In Love With Me / Live Your Religion Every Day / Where Could I Go But To the Lord / I Saw Him There / The Old Hymns / When I Look Up / Since I
08/1965 LP 12" CAPITOL T-2344 (mono) / ST-2344 (stereo) (US) THE HITS OF T. TEXAS TYLER - Remember Me / Bummin Around / Filipino Baby / Deck Of Cards / Fair Weather Baby / Courtin' In The Rain / Rough And Rocky / Memories Of France / Dad Gave My Dog Away / You'll Still Be In My Heart / In My Little Red Book / Oklahoma Hills
1966 LP 12" STARDAY SLP 379 (mono) / S-SLP 379 (stereo) (US) THE SENSATIONAL NEW HITS OF T. TEXAS TYLER - THE MAN WITH A MILLION FRIENDS - Texas Boogie Woogie / Crawdad Rown / Invitations / My Talk About Leaving / Dear Souvenirs / Just Like Dad / Injun Joe / Morning Glory / By The Way / It's A Long Road Back Home / Sunset Years Of Life / Little Piece Of Ground
1967 LP 12" HILLTOP JM 6042 (mono) / JS 6042 (stereo) (US) HIS GREAT HITS - Courtin' In The Rain / Ain't Got A Lick Of Sense / Remember Me / Filipino Baby / Deck Of Cards / Golden Wrist Watch / Oklahoma Hills / Just Out Of Reach / Ten-Ten-Tennessee Line / Careless Love
1973 LP 12" NASHVILLE NLP-2106 (US) REMEMBER ME - Deck Of Cards / Dad Gave My Dog Away / Remember Me / Courtin' In The Rain / Morning Glory / Sunset Years Of Life / Injun Joe / Just Like Dad / I Found Myself / By The Way
197? LP 12" ARC ARC-802 (CAN) T. TEXAS TYLER - Bumming Around / Scratchin' Itch / Let's Married / A Boy And A Girl / Ain't Got A Lick Of Sense / Tired Of It All / Courtin' In The Rain / Old Blue / Hot Rod Rag / Light Hearted Guy / I Tickled Her Under The Chin / She Wouldn't Do For You
1980 LP 12" PICADILLY PIC-3392 (US) DECK OF CARDS - Careless Love / Dixie Fried / Since I Gave My Heart To Jesus / Trying To Get To You / Electric Guitar Polka / Courtin' In The Rain / I Guess I'm The Loser After All / Remember Me / Above And Beyond / Deck Of Cards
1980 LP 12" CASTLE LP 8014 (UK) GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN - It's My Heart, It's My Conscience / Kiss Me Like Crazy / Let's Fly Away / I'll Hate Myself Tomorrow / Million Teardrops / Put My Little Shoes Away / There Ain't Be No Doggone Afterwhile / You'll Never Break My Trusting Heart Again / Little Miss Muffet / Honky Tonk Gal / Snow On The Mountain / Electric Guitar Polka
1986 LP 12" COWGIRLBOY LP 5020 (DE) T. TEXAS TYLER AND HIS OKLAHOMA MELODY BOYS - Wasted Tears / Curly Headed Baby / When The White Azaleas Are Blooming / Wrong Side Of Town / Country Boy / Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy / Cry Baby Heart / My Bucket's Got A Hole In It / It's A Pity / Old Fashioned Love / Boys That's All / Get Out Of My Life / Irma (Is The Name Of My Baby) / Blue Kimono Blues / New Baby Doll / Dead Ashes
1994 CD KING ? (US) THE GREAT TEXAN - Praise The Lord / The Old Country Church / In The Sweet By And By / You've Got To Live Your Religion / I Dreamed I Searched Heaven / This Old Clay House / Blessed Jesus (Hold My Hand) / In The Land Where We'll Never Grow Old / God Put A Rainbow In The Cloud / Didn't They Crucify My Lord / If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again / What A Friend We Have In Jesus
1996 CD BRONCO BUSTER 9012 (DE) THE MAN WITH A MILLION FRIENDS - Pray For The Lights To Go Out / Jealous Love / You Doggone Son Of A Gun / Please Believe In Me / He Done Her Wrong / Soft Lips / I've Heard That Story Before / When They Ring Those Golden Bells / Much More Than The Rest / I'm Gonna Get Mad / Tex Tyler (inst.) / Memories Of France / Beautiful Morning Glory / Farther Along / Don't This Road Look Rough And Rocky / Shake My Mother's Hand For Me / Old Country Church / Did You Ever Go Sailing (Down The River Of Memories) / In The Land Where We'll Never Grow Old / Cowboy's Prayer
09/1998 CD COLLECTOR' CHOICE CCM051-2 (US) THE BEST OF T. TEXAS TYLER - Remember Me / Oklahoma Hills / Filipino Baby / Home In San Antone / Beautiful Morning Glory / You'll Still Be In My Heart / In My Little Red Book / Fairweather Baby / Follow Thru / Dad Gave My Dog Away / Deck Of Cards / Honky Tonk Gal / Memories Of France / In The Sweet By And By / Beautiful Life / The Old Country Church / My Bucket's Got A Hole In It / Courtin' In The Rain
1998 CD COLLECTOR CLCD 2855 (NL) BOPPIN' HILLBILLY SERIES - T. TEXAS TYLER - Fairwater Baby / Somebody's Rose / Red Lake / Ida Red / Old Fashioned Love / Follow Thru / That's All /  There Ain't Gonna Be No Doggone after While / Dead Ashes / Wrong Side Of Town / I Want To Learn To Do It / Curley Headed Baby / Tex Tyler Ride / Careless Love / I've Heard That Story Before / Guitar Boogle Woogie / Smile When You Speak Of Texas / I'm Gonna Get Mad (and Leave You) / Tell your Lies To The Man ln The Moon / Much More Than The Rest / You Doggone Son Of A Gun / Remember Me / Fillpino Baby / Home ln San Antone / Beautifull Morning Glory / Rough And Rocky / "T" Texas Blues
2002 CD CATTLE CCD 262 (DE) UNADULTERATED COUNTRY SONGS - A Colored Child'd Funeral = A Negro Funeral / Baby I Can't Sleep / Blue Kimono Blues / Didn't They Crucify My Lord / Divorce Me C.O.D. / Get Out Of My Life / God Put A Rainbow In The Cloud / Goodnight Waltz / Guitar Boogie Woogie / Half Past Three / Hideaway / I Dreamed I Searched Heaven (For You) / If I Could My Mother Pray Again / If You Had A Heart (To Match Your Pretty Face) / I Hung My Head And Cried / I'll Have A New Life / I Love You Because / Irma (Is The Name Of My Baby) / It's A Pity / Mono Lisa
2002 CD CATTLE CCD 263 (DE) MORE UNADULTERATED COUNTRY SONGS - New Baby Doll / Praise The Lord, Salvation Has Been Brought Down / Rag Monkey Song / Should You Go First (Beyond The Sunset) / Show Me The Way Back To Your Heart / So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed / Sweet Thing / That Beautiful Picture / The Auction Sale Back Home / The Old Hymns (That Mother Used To Sing) / There's A Little Pine Log Cabin / The Touch Of The Master's Hand / To Prove My Love Is True / Trouble Then Satisfaction / Who's To Blame / Will You Think Of Me / You Turned A Good Man Down / You've Got To Live Your Religion Every Day / You Were Only Tezasing Me / I'm Worth A Million Dollars In A Clinch
09/2008 CD GUSTO NA720562 (US) REMEMBER ME - THE COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND SINGS HIS GREATEST HITS... - Morning Glory / Sunset Years Of Life / Just Like Dad / I Found Myself / By The Way ( I Still Love You) / Deck Of Cards / Dad Gave My Dog Away / Remember Me / Courtin' In The Rain / Injun Joe

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