Chanteur Country US né le 19 Juillet 1940 à Jackson (Tennessee).

Born 19 July 1940, Jackson, Tennessee, USA. As a child Vernon heard a great deal of country music. This was largely owing to his older brother who had a regular spot on a local radio station, playing records by country musicians who were visiting town. These touring artists would sometimes drop in at the Vernon’s home, even playing impromptu sessions in the house or yard. Soon singing professionally, he found success in the mid-60s in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he secured a resident gig at the Golden Nugget. This lasted for some 15 years and Vernon wisely turned some of his steady earnings into real estate, mainly in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is where he lived for several years. He made several records, including a cover of Buddy Holly’s ‘That’ll Be The Day’ that reached number 24 on the US charts in 1972. Among other songs in his repertoire are ‘Woman Won’t You Make Up My Mind’, ‘Oh Why Not Tonight’, ‘Ain’t That A Shame’, ‘Free Born Man’, ‘I’ll Tell You Where To Go’, ‘Raining On A Sunny Day’, ‘The Bridge Washed Out’, ‘Nashville Union Station Depot’ and ‘Up On Cripple Creek’. He also recorded some popular duets with LaWanda Lindsey, including ‘Eye To Eye’, ‘Let’s Think About Where We’re Going’, ‘Looking Over Our Shoulder’ and ‘We Don’t Deserve Each Other’.

Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Bakersfield Sound, Country-Rock, Traditional Country

It Makes You Happy (To Know You Make Me Blue) (1966)

Too Much Loving Turned Her Bad (1966)

Woman Won't You Make Up My Mind (1968)

Freeborn Men (1968)

I'll Tell You Where To Go (1968)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

02/1966 SP CARAVAN CV-121/2 (US)

Down In The Boondocks / She's Mine

07/1966 SP CARAVAN CV-123 (US)

It Makes You Happy (To Know You Make Me Blue) / Too Much Loving Turned Her Bad

10/1966 SP EPIC 5-10099 (US)

It Makes You Happy (To Know You Make Me Blue) / Too Much Lovin' Turned Her Bad

06/1967 SP EPIC 5-10192 (US)

Ain't That A Shame / Miles And Miles

04/1968 SP CHART 59-1031 (US)

Woman Won't You Make Up My Mind / Oh, Why Not Tonight

08/1968 SP CHART 59-1050 (US)

Freeborn Men / I'll Tell You Where To Go

11/1968 SP CHART 59-1063 (US) Kenny VERNON & LaWanda LINDSEY - Eye To Eye / Looking Over Our Shoulders
02/1969 SP CHART 59-5000 (US) Yes Virginia / Sea Shores Of My Mind
05/1969 SP CHART 5015 (US) The Ba-Ba Song / Raining On A Sunny Day Without You
10/1969 SP CHART CH-5038 (US)

Mississippi Woman / The Bridge Washed Out

02/1970 SP CHART CH-5055 (US) LaWanda LINDSEY & Kenny VERNON - Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries / We Don't Deserve Each Other
05/1970 SP CHART CH-5075 (US)

Country Music Circus / The Part In Between

08/1970 SP CHART CH-5090 (US) Lets Think About What... (LaWanda LINDSEY & Kenny VERNON) / Puzzles Of My Mind (Kenny VERNON)
11/1970 SP CHART CH-5108 (US)

Nashville Union Station Depot / Up On Cripple Creek

01/1971 SP CHART CH-5114 (US) The Crawdad Song (LaWanda LINDSEY & Kenny VERNON) / Wrong Number (LaWanda LINDSEY)
04/1972 SP CAPITOL 3331 (US)

That'll Be The Day / I'd Go Right Back Again

08/1972 SP CAPITOL 3430 (US) I Bought The Shoes (That Just Walked Out On Me) / Every Day With You
12/1972 SP CAPITOL 3506 (US) Feel So Fine / Would You Settle For Roses
04/1973 SP CAPITOL 3590 (US) Lady / What Kind Of Mood (Will She Be In Tonight)
08/1973 SP CAPITOL 3691 (US) Loversville / Woman, I Just Want To Love You More
12/1973 SP CAPITOL 3785 (US) What Was Your Name Again ? / Have I Ever Lied To You
07/1974 SP CAPITOL 3925 (US) Another Word For You / Your Steppin' Stone






Albums

1965 LP 12" Trans World Artist TWA-CSR-1053 (US)

Kenny Vernon On Bandstand - I'm A Loser / Four Strong Winds / Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Close Up The Honky Tonk / Cryin' Time / Black Mountain Rag / Memphis / King Of The Road / The Race Is On / Truck Driving Man / Promised Land / Homestead On The Farm

1969 LP 12" CHART CHS 1018 (US) COUNTRY HAPPENING - Freeborn Man / Yes Virginia / But That's All Right / Woman Won't You Make Up My Mind / Seashores Of My Mind / Looking Over Our Shoulders / Ba-Ba Song / Oh Why Not Tonight / I'll Tell You Where To Go / Is It Me / Raining On A Sunny Day Without You / Eye To Eye
1970 LP 12" CHART CHS 1030 (US) PICKIN' WILD MOUNTAIN BERRIES - LaWanda LINDSEY & Kenny VERNON - Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries / We Don't Deserve Each Other / Looking Over Our Shoulders / You And Your Sweet Love / Bridge Washed Out / Eye To Eye / Let's Think About Where We're Going / Always Always / Part In Between / Down In The Boondocks
1970 LP 12" CHART CHS 1038 (US) NASHVILLE UNION STATION DEPOT - Nashville Union Station (Depot) / You Wouldn't Know Love / Lodi, Greatest Love / Puzzles Of My Mind / Up On Cripple Creek / Polk Salad Annie / Country Music Circus / Joseph Lee Cole / Part In Between
1970 ? LP 12" CHART CHS 2009 (UK) NASHVILLE UNION STATION DEPOT - Nashville Union Station (Depot) / You Wouldn't Know Love / Lodi, Greatest Love / Puzzles Of My Mind / Up On Cripple Creek / Polk Salad Annie / Country Music Circus / Joseph Lee Cole / Part In Between
1973 LP 12" CAPITOL ST 11227 (US) LOVERSVILLE - Loversville / Would You Settle For Roses / Fool / Woman I Just Want To Love You More / Feel So Fine / Nothing But Lonely Between / That'll Be The Day / Run Baby Run / I'd Go Right Back Again / Lady
1982 LP 12" Brylen BN 4549 (US)

Eye To Eye - Kenny VERNON - LaWanda LINDSEY - You And Me In Us (LaWanda Lindsey & Jimmy Hinson) / Eye To Eye / Looking Over Our Shoulders / The Crawdad Song / We Don't Deserve Each Other / Always, Always / You And Your Sweet Love / Let's Think About Where We're Going / Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries / Down In The Boondocks

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