Chanteur Rock 'n' Roll US, né le 8 Juin 1938 à Town Creek (Alabama), Mack Vickery a fait une démo à la Sun Records de Memphis (Tennessee). En 1958, on le retrouve chez Gone Records où il enregistre un single, puis il passera chez Princeton, Jamie (sous le nom de Vic Vickers), Jack O'Diamonds, Afio, Boone, Playboy et MCA Records (sous le nom de'Atlanta James). Mack Vickery est décédé le 21 Décembre 2004 à Nashville (Tennessee).

Mack Vickery never let adversity stand in the way of his ambition. Left motherless at an early age, he lived an itinerant life with his father for a decade, from the early 1940s through the early '50s. He developed a love of country music in the course of growing up, and while still in his mid-teens started his own honky tonk band. Successfully deceiving people about his age, Vickery eked out a living playing music in Michigan and Ohio. His major influence, apart from Hank Williams, was Ernest Tubb, whose 1948 hit "Have You Ever Been Lonely" became part of Vickery's repertory. At age 19, he made it to Memphis and an audition for Sun Records, on which he tried to straddle the gap between honky-tonk and rockabilly. He was rejected by Sun, and Vickery later bounced around different companies, including Gone Records and Jamie, earning little for his trouble; he never did enjoy success as a recording artist, despite a decade or more of trying. Vickery did sing and play harmonica backing Jerry Lee Lewis during the latter's years on Mercury Records, but much more important were the songs that he wrote, including "Meat Man," "I Sure Miss Those Good Old Times," "Ivory Tears," "Forever Forgiving," "That Kind of Fool," and "Rockin' My Life Away." His songs also became hits for Faron Young, Tanya Tucker, Sammi Smith, and Waylon Jennings, and his collaborations have included "She Went a Little Bit Farther," written with Merle Kilgore, which was recorded by Vickery's one-time idol Ernest Tubb, among other artists. In the mid-'80s, songs from Vickery's rejected Sun demo tape, Fool Proof, were released by Charly Records as part of their reissue of the Sun Records library. After suffering a heart attack Mack Vickery passed away December 21, 2004 at the age of 66.

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Talents : Singer, Guitar, Harmonica, Songwriter

Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly, Pop-Rock

Fool Proof  (1957) (Sun unissued)

High School Blues (1958)

GOIN' BACK TO ST. LOUIS (1960)

Action Speaks Louder Than Words (1964) (Vic Vickers)

Bell Bottom Jeans (1966) (Mac Vickery)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

10/1958 SP PRINCETON 101 (US) . High School Blues / We're Not Engaged Anymore
09/1959 SP GONE 5075 (US) . Lovers Plea / Meant To Be
02/1960 SP GONE 5085 (US) . Goin' Back To St. Louis / I'll Never Love Again
06/1960 SP GONE 5093 (US) . Hawaiian Stroll / Fantasy
05/1964 SP JAMIE 1278 (US) . Vic VICKERS - Action Speaks Louder Than Words / These
1965 SP BRAGG B-203(US)

She Calls Me Day (I Call Her Night) / Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid

01/1966 SP AFCO AF 520 (US) . Mac VICKERY - Bell Bottom Jeans / Soldier Boy
07/1968 SP BOONE B 1073 (US) . Jailbirds Can't Fly / Searching For A Baby
11/1970 SP MEGA 0013 (US) . Atlanta JAMES - The Meat Man / The Farther I Let Her Go
05/1971 SP Jack O'Diamonds J.O.D. 1032 (US) .

Games That Grown Up Children Play / Let It Last

1972 SP MEGA PRO 51 (US) (promo) . Alabama Women's Prison Blues / Life Turned Her That Way
04/1974 SP MCA MCA-40233 (US) . Atlanta JAMES - That Kind Of Fool / Starting All Over Again
08/1974 SP MCA MCA-40291 (US) . Atlanta JAMES - Cardboard Pillow / Hold What You've Got
03/1975 SP MCA MCA-40386 (US) . Atlanta JAMES - I'm The Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised / Down On The Levee
1975 SP MCA MCA-40435 (US) . Atlanta JAMES -  Honky Tonkin' Ladies / Meet Me At The Spring Annie
1975 ? SP LA LOUISIANE LL-8153 (US) . Vic VICKERS - Christmas In Cajun Country / Christmas Mouse
02/1977 SP PLAYBOY ZS8 5800 (US) . Ishabilly / Think It Over
07/1977 SP PLAYBOY ZS8 5814 (US) . When It Counted, You Could Never Count On Me / Here's To The Horses
1981 ? SP AIRWAYS  ARS1000 (US) .

Leave It Like It Is / Rainbow Rider

1981 SP AIRWAYS  ARS1002DJ (US) (promo) . Tear Drops On The Flowers / Tear Drops On The Flowers
19?? SP NCP 2500 (US) . Mack Vickery & Jim Vest ‎– Coal Miners Son / Picking And Winning
2001 SP NORTON SUN JUKEBOX SERIES 844 (US) . I Like Your Kind Of Love (Warren SMITH) / Fool Proof  (Mack VICKERY)












Unissued Tracks

1957 SUN unissued - (Bear Family CD 16210 (#7) / Car CD 100 (#11) / Charly CD 8236 (#12) / Sun (England) LP 1030 (#1))

Drive-In

1957 SUN unissued - (Charly CD 713 (#24) / Charly CD 8118 (#17) / Charly LP 30116 (#13) / Lotus CD [1] (#10) / Lotus CD 41006 (#10) / Sun (England) 10 509 (#8) / Sun (England) LP 1030 (#2))

Fool Proof 

1957 SUN unissued - (Sun (England) LP 1030 (#3))

Have You Ever Been Lonely

Album

1970 LP 12" MEGA 31-1002 (US) MACK VICKERY AT THE ALABAMA WOMEN'S PRISON - Life Turned Her That Way / A Woman Who Walks On The Wild Side / Walk A Mile In My Shoes / Down At John Wayne's Ranch-Medley : Cryin' Time - Still - Life Turned Her That Way - Love Me - Hound Dog / Alabama Women's Prison Blues / The Purse / Games People Play / As Usual / Jesus, Don't Give Up On Me / He's Got The Whole World / Ole Time Religion
1980 2 LP 12" AIRWAYS  AR1008 (US) (limited edition)

Mack Vickery Greatest Hits Volume II :
DISC 1 : Rockin' My Life Away / Waitin' For The Tablets To Turn / Honky Tonk Wine / Pop Top Popeye / Brass Buckles / Waitin' To Be Your Fool Again / Between The Storms / That Kind Of Fool / Jamestown Ferry / Down On The Levy
DISC 2 : Let It Last / I Can't Keep My Hands Off You / A Cardboard Pillow / A Raisin In The Sun / When It's Your Turn To Cry / I'm The Only Hell My Momma Ever Raised / Ceader Town Georgia / The Meat Man / Rock Me Like A Rollin' Stone / Rainbow Rider

2008 CD Bear Family BCD 16994 AH (GER) MACK VICKERY AT THE ALABAMA WOMEN'S PRISON - Life Turned Her That Way / A Woman Who Walks On The Wild Side / Walk A Mile In My Shoes / Down At John Wayne's Ranch-Medley : Cryin' Time - Still - Life Turned Her That Way - Love Me - Hound Dog / Alabama Women's Prison Blues / The Purse / Games People Play / As Usual / Jesus, Don't Give Up On Me / He's Got The Whole World / Ole Time Religion / BONUS TRACKS : Atlanta JONES : Meat Man / The Farther I Let Her Go

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