Chanteur Country US né Winston Lee Moore le 1er Décembre 1919 à Dublin (Texas). Slim Willet fut disc jockey sur la radio KNIT d'Abilene (Texas) en 1959. Il est décédé le 1er Juillet 1966.

Slim Willet is best remembered as the writer of "Don't Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes." The song was a #1 hit not only for Willet and his partner Skeets McDonald in 1952, but It gave Ray Price, Red Foley and Perry Como hits on both the country and pop charts. Born Winston Lee Moore on Dec. 1, 1919 near Dublin, TX, Willet received a BA degree in journalism in 1949 from the Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene. Following a short stint in the aircraft industry, Willet began broadcasting on Abilene country station KRBC. He remained a popular DJ at the station until 1956. He used his popularity from the radio show to form his first band, the Hired Hands. In 1950 Willet released his first single "Tool Pusher From Snyder." Willet and the Hired Hands made regular apperances on The Big D Jamboree up until 1954 on WFAA in Dallas, as well as becoming as the Louisiana Hayride for four years beginning in 1951. In the early 50's, Willet released a few hit singles on the 4 Star label including "Red Rose," "No Love Song To You," and his biggest record "Don't Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes." By 1954, Willet set up his own label, Winston, releasing sporatic singles over a ten year period culminating with "You're the Only Woman," his final release in 1966. Slim was working fulltime at KCAD in Abilene, where he was part owner, until his death in 1966 from a heart attack. In 1994 Slim Willet was named to the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame.

Talents : Singer, Piano, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Honky Tonk

I'm Going Strong (1950) (Slim Willet)

Don't Let The Stars (Get In Your Eyes) (1952) (Slim Willet)

Ain't Goin' Home (1957) (Telli W. Mils)

SNEAKY PETE (1958) (Telli W. Mils - Jimmy Seals)

Boom Town Man (1959) (Slim Willet)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

1950 78 t. STAR TALENT 770 (US)

I'm Going Strong / I'm A Tool Pusher From Snyder

1950 78 t. STAR TALENT 774 (US)

A Cold Can Of Beer / I Call You Stingy

1950 78 t. STAR TALENT 777 (US)

Nobody Loves A Fat Man / Give Me The Kind Of Love (That You Would Like To Receive)

1951 78 t. STAR TALENT 780 (US)

My Story's Sadder Than Yourn / When We Grow Old

12/1951 SP 4 STAR X-32 (US)

Love's Prison / Let Me Know

1952 78 t. SLIM WILLET OP 133 (US)

Four Hand Blues / The Fight

09/1952 78 t. SLIM WILLET OP 135 (US) Slim WILLET with The BRUSH CUTTERS - Don't Let The Stars (Get In Your Eyes) / Hadacol Corners
09/1952 SP 4 STAR 45-1614 (US) Slim WILLET with The BRUSH CUTTERS - Don't Let The Stars (Get In Your Eyes) / Hadacol Corners
09/1952 78 t. SLIM WILLET OP 153 (US) Slim Willet with His Hired Hands - Let Me Know / My Love Song For You
01/1953 SP 4 STAR 45-1625 (US)

Slim Willet with His Hired Hands - Let Me Know / My Love Song For You

04/1953 78 t. SLIM WILLET OP 161 (US) Slim Willet with His Hired Hands - The Red Rose / Live While You're Young
04/1953 SP 4 STAR 45-1637 (US) Slim Willet with His Hired Hands - The Red Rose / Live While You're Young
07/1953 SP 4 STAR 45-1642 (US) Slim Willet with His Hired Hands - Hungry Slim / Villa Cuna
07/1953 SP 4 STAR 45-1643 (US) Slim Willet with His Hired Hands - A Little Bluebird Keeps Singin' / Hard To Love Just One
11/1953 SP 4 STAR 45-1645 (US) Slim Willet with His Hired Hands - Don't Waste Your Heart / Shibuya
1953 EP 4 STAR EPF 501 (US)

If Winter Comes / Do As I Do / Come Sundown / I Might Confess

03/1954 SP 4 STAR 45-1653 (US) Will There Be Stars In My Crown / Life Today As You Know
04/1954 SP DECCA 9-29066 (US)

Slim Willet & His Big State Jamboree Gang - Star Light Waltz / Leave Me Alone Now

08/1954 SP 4 STAR 45-1663 (US) Lonely Tide / Don't Laugh At Me Now
1954 78 t. SLIM WILLET OP 200 (US)

Golf Juice Pt. 1 / Golf Juice Pt. 2

01/1955 SP 4 STAR 45-1672 (US) Love Me Baby / When Lovers Go By
07/1955 SP 4 STAR 45-1677 (US) Mati Hari / Tell Me Now
10/1955 78 t. SLIM WILLET OP 223 (US) When Nobody Cares / Tall Men
10/1955 SP 4 STAR 45-1679 (US) When Nobody Cares / Tall Men
10/1956 SP 4 STAR 45-1698 (US) It Ain't Gonna Rain / The Politician
12/1956 SP EDMORAL 45-1010 (US)

I've Been A-Wonderin' / Don't Be Afraid Of The Moonlight

09/1957 SP WINSTON 1017-45 (US) Telli W. MILS, The FAT CAT - Ain't Goin' Home / My Sad Heart
11/1957 SP WINSTON 1019-45 (US) Pandemonium  [instr.] / Crazy, Crazy (Over You)
04/1958 SP WINSTON 1021-45 (US) Telli W. MILS, The FAT CAT - Benguela / Sneaky Pete (instr.)
06/1958 SP CARLTON 470 (US)

Jimmy Seals & His Orchestra - Benguela / Sneaky Pete (instr.)

05/1959 SP WINSTON 1036-45 (US)

Tool Pusher (On A Rotary Rig) / Boom Town Man

07/1959 SP WINSTON 1038-45 (US)

Marching Down The Rio Grande / Billy Tremain

09/1959 SP WINSTON 1043-45 (US)

Slim Willet & His Hired Hands - Blue Eagle / Abilene Waltz

03/1960 SP WINSTON 1044-45 (US)

Sweet Sally / Smell That Sweet Perfume

1960 ? EP AUDIO LAB 9 (US)

Slim Willet Vol. 1 - Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes / Mata Hari / If Winter Comes / The Lonely Tide

04/1961 SP WINSTON 1055-45 (US) Telli W.MILS - Women / Juarez
04/1961 SP WINSTON 1056-45 (US)

If The Stars Get In Your Eyes / Memories When I Grow Old

01/1962 SP WINSTON 1061-45 (US)

Everything Is Shakin' Fine / Big Money

10/1962 SP WINSTON 1067-45 (US)

Moonlight And Stardust / I Don't Cry

02/1963 SP WINSTON 1068-45 (US)

Hold Me Close / I Love You

10/1964 SP WINSTON 1077-45 (US)

Hangin' Day / The World Has Ended

1964 SP HILLTOP G-10 (US)

Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes / Tell Me Now

06/1966 SP WINSTON 1078-45 (US)

You're The Only Woman / The Light's Don't Shine











Albums

07/1959 LP 12" WINSTON LP-1040 (US) TEXAS OIL PATCH SONGS - Rig Moving Man / Tool Pusher (On A Rotary Rig) / Oil Patch Girls / El Paso Gas / Off Shore Drillin' Rig / Boom Town Man / Smell That Sweet Perfume / Johnny Don't Drill Anymore / Drill Bit Honky Tonk / Morning Tower / Haywire Jones / Roughneck 
1960 LP 12" AUDIO LAB AL-1542 (US) SLIM WILLET - Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes / Tell Me Now / Mata Hari / Love Me Baby / Starlight Waltz / Don't Laugh At Me Now / My Love Song To You / Let Me Know / The Lonely Tide / When Lovers Go By / Red Rose / If Winter Comes
1982 LP 12" CASTLE LP-8213 (GER)

Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes, Vol. 1 - Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes / Tell Me Now / Mata Hari / Love Me Baby / Starlight Waltz / Don’t Laugh At Me Now / My Love Song For You / Let Me Know / The Lonely Tide / When Love Goes By / Red Rose / If Winter Comes

1982 LP 12" CASTLE LP-8214 (GER)

Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes, Vol. 2 - Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes (instr.) / Leave Me Alone Now / Live While You're Young (Dream When You're Old) / Hungry Slim / Live Today As You Knew / Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown / Villa Cuna / Little Bluebird Keeps Singing / It's Hard To Love Just One / Don't Waste Your Heart / Shibuya / Hadacol Corners

1998 CD COLLECTOR / WHITE LABEL CLCD 2857 (NL) BOPPIN' HILLBILLY SERIES - SLIM WILLET - Rig Movin Man / Tool Pusher / Oil Patch / El Paso Gas / Off Shore Drilling Rig / Drill Bit Honky Tonk / Morning Tower / Blue Eagle [instr.] / Do As I / Come Sundown / Four Hand Blues / Don't Waste Your Heart / Money Won't Buy Everything (Shorty Underwood) / You Played Me For A Fool (Shorty Underwood) / Ain't Goin' Home / Pandemonium [instr.] / Crazy Crazy / Hadacol Corners / Don't Let The Stars (Get in Your Eyes) / Cruisin' (The Cruisers) [instr.] / I Can't Do A Thing (Shorty Underwood) / Name Your Price / Haywire Jones / Roughneck / I Might Confess / Johnny Don't Drill / Sneaky Pete (The Cruisers) [instr.] / The Red Rose / Live While You're Young (Dream While You're Old) / Let Me Know
2010 CD BACM CD D 317 (UK)

A Cold Can Of Beer - I'm Going Strong / I'm A Tool Pusher From Snyder / A Cold Can Of Beer / I Call You Stingy / Nobody Loves A Fat Man / Give Me That Kind Of Love (That You Would Like To Receive) / My Story's Sadder That Yourn / When We Grow Old / Hadacol Corners / Don't Let The Stars (Get In Your Eyes) / Let Me Know / Hungry Slim (instr.) / The Red Rose / My Love Song To You / Live While You're Young (Dream While You're Old) / Let Me Know (2nd version) / Come Sundown / I Might Confess / If Winter Comes / Do As I Do / It's Hard To Love Just One / Villa Cuna (instr.) / Don't Waste Your Heart / Love Me Baby / Don't Laugh At Me / Leave Me Alone Now / Tall Men / Mata Hari / I've Been A-Wonderin' / Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes (instr. version)

03/2017 LP 12" Modern Harmonic ‎/ Relativity Entertainment / Sundazed MH 8008 (US)

Texas Oil Patch Songs - Rig Moving Man / Toolpusher (On A Rotary Rig) / Oil Patch Girls / El Paso Gas / Off Shore Drillin' Rig / Boom Town Man / Smell That Sweet Perfume / Johnny Don't Drill Any More / Drill Bit Honky Tonk / Morning Tower / Haywire Jones / Roughneck

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