Chanteur Country US né Leonald Francis Gauthier, le 15 Juillet 1933 à Rouyn, Québec, Canada, où il rencontrera son épouse Ginger, elle aussi musicienne. Hal Willis fera partie de l'orchestre de Ginger, les Melodie Rangers, avant d'enregistrer son premier disque en 1951. Sur les conseils de Webb Pierce, ils s'installeront en 1955 à Nashville et se produiront localement. En 1956, grâce à Hank Snow , il se produiront avec Elvis mais c'est en 1965 que Hal entrera dans l'histoire de la Country Music avec son hit "The Lumberjack". Ginger, qui écrivait dans les magazines Country tels que "Country Song Roundup", est décédée le 4 Septembre 2015.

US Country singer born Leonald Francis Gauthier, on July 15, 1933 in Rouyn, Quebec, Canada, where it will meet his Ginger wife, she also musician. Hal Willis will belong to the orchestra of Ginger, the Melodie Rangers, before recording its first disc in 1951. On the councils of Webb Pierce, they will be installed in 1955 in Nashville and will occur locally. In 1956, thanks to Hank Snow, it will occur with Elvis but it is in 1965 that Hal will enter the history of Country Music with his hit "The Lumberjack". Ginger, which wrote in the Country magazines such as "Country Song Roundup", died on September 4, 2015.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal_Willis_(singer)

Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll

MY PINK CADILLAC (1956)

Bop-A-Dee Bop-A-Doo (1956)

Crazy Little Mama (1958)

WALKIN DREAM (1958)

POOR LITTLE JIMMIE (1959)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

1953 78 t. RODEO R-103 (CAN) .

Hal WILLIS & His Hillbilly Ramblers - The Ride Is Over / The Only Pleasure I'll Get Tonight

1953 78 t. RODEO R-104 (CAN) . Hal WILLIS & His Hillbilly Ramblers - Crooked Heart / Wild Living
11/1956 78 t. ATLANTIC 1114 (US) . My Pink Cadillac / Bop-A-Dee Bop-A-Doo
11/1956 SP ATLANTIC 45-1114 (US) . My Pink Cadillac / Bop-A-Dee Bop-A-Doo
1957 SP QUALITY 1666 (CAN) . The Lumberjack / Dig Me A Hole
02/1958 SP ATHENS 704 (US) . Crazy Little Mama / Walkin Dream
11/1958 SP DECCA 9-30768 (US) . I'm Gonna Hitch My Hotrod To A Star / Only The Tender Young Hearts
07/1959 SP DECCA 9-30949 (US) . Poor Little Jimmie / That's The Way It Goes
02/1962 SP MERCURY 71933 (US) . I Love You (Around The World) / Bayou Pierre
09/1964 SP SIMS 207 (US) . The Lumberjack / Dig Me A Hole
01/1965 SP SIMS 224 (US) . Celle Que J'Aime / What's Left Of Me
03/1965 SP SIMS 235 (US) . Klondike Mike / So Right But So Wrong
06/1965 SP SIMS 243 (US) . Nopper The Topper / Thumb And Shoes
10/1965 SP SIMS 250 (US) . Creole Rose / When It's Springtime In
06/1966 SP SIMS 288 (US) . Doggin In The U.S. Mail / Battle Of Viet Nam
10/1966 SP SIMS 307 (US) . Private Dick / Parson From Paint Rock
12/1968 SP WAYSIDE WS-1027 (US) .

Everybody's Got Troubles / Right Where You Want Me

1968 SP WAYSIDE 002 (US) . Everybody's Got Troubles / Right Where You Want Me
1969 SP WAYSIDE WS-45-004 (US) . Bayou Pierre / Late So Early
1969 SP MERCURY 127. 485 MCF (NW)

Bayou Pierre / Everybody's Got Troubles

1974 SP BONANZA B 5546 (CAN) .

Le Lumberjack / Le Chauffeur De Taxi







Albums

1966 LP 12" ARC A 716 (CAN) MR. LUMBERJACK - Lumberjack Man / North To Alaska / My Thumb And Shoes / KNopper The Topper / Springtime In Alaska / Dig Me A Hole / Jack The Lumberjack / The Parson From Paint Rock / So Right But So Wrong / Winding Wana Bago / Creole Rose / Klondike Mile 
1967 LP 12" ARC  A 709 (mono) / AS 709 (stereo) CAN)
MR. LUMBERJACK - VOLUME 2 - Tiger Woman / Don't Drop It / A Little Piece Of Paper / Lost Love / Hold Everything / I Laugh So As Not To Cry / I'll Be There / Loose Talk / I'm Happy / Thanks A Lot / Blue Blue Day / How Do You Think I Feel
1972 LP 12" BONANZA B 29593 (CAN)

Le Lumberjack - Le Lumberjack / Souvenir De Marseille / Chérie / Si Tu Pouvais Savoir / Au Vingtième Siècle / Mon Premier Baiser / Chauffeur De Taxi / La Jolie Brune / Maman / Marie

2000 CD PEARL CD 101 (US) COAST TO COAST - Louisiana Belle / The Lumberjack / Gambler's Guitar / Chattanooga Shoeshine Boy / T. Texas Tillie / Big Bill Bunyan / Louisiana Anna / Doggin' In The U.S. Mail / The Handyman / Shotgun Boogie
2000 CD PEARL CD 102 (US) SANTA'S CLONES - Santa’s Clones / Let’s Go For A Sleigh Ride / The Sounds Of Christmas /The Christmas Polka / Mrs. Santa Claus / Santa Superstar / 555 Ho! Ho!/ Santa’s Reindeer Clones / Kris Kringle’s Krick / Santa And The Lumberjack
2001 CD PEARL CD 103 (US) BETTER THAN EVER - They’ll Never Get The Truth From Me / I’ll Hate Myself Tomorrow / Bring On The Girls / Let The Good Times Roll / Nina / I Can’t Leave Her Alone / Perdita Mia / There’s Something About Texas / Me, My Love,  And A Memory / Everybody’s Got Troubles                                 
07/2006 CD PEARL ? (US) A CUT ABOVE - The Lumberjack / Late Too Early / Bring On The Girls / Nina / Let The Good Times Roll / What's Left Of Me / Everybody's Got Troubles / Dig Me A Hole / Walking Dream / Rain / Doggin ' In The U.S. Mail / Me, My Love And A Memory / Mary Selina / Crazy Little Heart / An Old Old Custom
07/2006 CD PEARL ? (US) BETTER 'N EVER - Bayou Pierre / Winding Wanabago / Klondike Mike / So Right But So Wrong / Private Dick / Candy / Creole Rose / Old Man Sun / There's Somem About Texas / I Love You (Around The World) / Perdita Mia / Knopper The Topper / T. Texas Tillie / My Religion Is A Rock / I Wanna Sing About Jesus

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