Chanteur & acteur Country US né le 10 Avril 1921 à Erick (Oklahoma). Sheb Wooley a signé chez MGM en 1948, accompagné par ses "Calumet Indians". Sheb Wooley est décédé le 16 Septembre 2003 à Nashville (Tennessee).

Among pop culture scholars, Sheb Wooley is best remembered for his late-'50s rock & roll/comedy hit "Purple People Eater," which sold over three million copies. But among country music afficianados, especially fans of cowboy songs, Sheb Wooley is the real article, or as near as one gets to it in modern times. A rodeo rider from the time that he was a boy, he was making a living on the circuit as a teenager, before he ever turned to music as a career. He turned to music and then acting, appearing in such Westerns as High Noon, before he was ever well-known as a singer, and later spent six seasons playing cowhand Pete Nolan on the television series Rawhide, even as he pursued a career in country music. In addition to cowboy songs, his repertory includes traditional country music and hillbilly tunes, along with the ubiquitous "Purple People Eater." Later on in the 1960s, he also developed a drunken comic persona named Ben Colder, whose success in satirizing various elements of country music, its audience, and its sensibilities actually threatened to eclipse Sheb Wooley.
Sheb Wooley was born in Erick, OK, on April 10, 1921. An avid rider from an early age, he was competing in local rodeos before he was ten years old, and by the time he was a teenager was one of the best young riders on the circuit. Music was also one of his interests, and Wooley got his first guitar when his father swapped a shotgun for the instrument. The family was poor, and living was very tough during the 1930s; more than once their crops were virtually blown away by the dry dust bowl winds.
Wooley led his own country band in high school, but music didn't offer the prospect of a living, and he made his living for a time working the oil fields of Oklahoma as a welder. As with many Oklahomans looking for a better future, Wooley headed to California in the late '30s and nearly earned a living at a packing plant, moving crates of oranges. By then Wooley was married to Melba Miller, the older sister of future country music star Roger Miller. When World War II broke out, Wooley found himself labeled 4-F (ineligible for military service) because of injuries he'd suffered as a rodeo rider, and he spent much of the war working in defense plants.
In 1945, he made his first records for the Bullet label in Nashville, and began appearing as a singer/guitarist on WLAC; the job paid nothing, but allowed him to get paid work elsewhere. His Bullet sides were cut at WSM, home of the Grand Ole Opry, but they saw almost no play or exposure of any kind.
A year later he moved to Fort Worth, TX, and got a regular spot on radio there, sponsored by Calumet Baking Powder. Finally, in 1949, at the suggestion of a friend at WSM, Wooley decided to take the plunge and head for California in hope of getting some movie work. Around this same time, he was signed as a songwriter to Hill & Range, the publishing company, which, in turn, led to his being signed by the newly founded MGM Records in 1950. MGM already had a legendary figure in its roster, in the person of Hank Williams, but country music was booming, and there was room for as many worthwhile talents as the label could find.
He also took acting lessons in the hope of getting some work on the screen. Wooley succeeded more than he could have hoped in this capacity, appearing in small parts in 40 feature films, beginning with Rocky Mountain, Errol Flynn's final Western, in 1949. His most notable screen came two years later in the classic High Noon (1952), in which he played Ben Miller, the leader of the outlaw gang gunning for town marshal Gary Cooper. He also played an important supporting role in the historical drama Little Big Horn (1951), starring Lloyd Bridges and John Ireland, and was seen in The Man Without a Star (1955), Giant (1956), and Rio Bravo (1959), starring John Wayne.
Amid all of his film work, Wooley continued recording and writing songs. It wasn't until 1958, however, that he had a hit of any consequence, and it was a most unexpected song. Wooley had written several songs that were hits for other singers, most notably "Are You Satisfied," which got to number 11 on the country charts as recorded by Rusty Draper in 1955. Wooley had always displayed a gift for parody, and the song he finally scaled the pop charts with was "Purple People Eater," a parody of various pop culture crazes including monster movies (some people at the time suggested -- incorrectly -- that the sci-fi/horror classic The Blob, starring Steve McQueen, which was released at around the same time as Wooley's song, was virtually a film of the song). Wooley had to fight to get the song released, and it ultimately became one of the biggest hit singles in the history of MGM Records.
He was unable to follow up the success of "Purple People Eater," however, and it wasn't until 1962 that he had another hit, this time a country chart-topper called "That's My Dad."
In 1958, Wooley was cast in the role of Pete Nolan in the television Western Rawhide, starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood, which premiered in January of 1959. He later wrote some scripts for the series as well, and in 1959, in order to fulfill public demand for a recording of the series' title song, he recorded his own version of the Rawhide theme song and an entire album of Western songs, which failed to chart. He later recorded an album of folk-style material that was released in the wake of the MGM wide-screen epic blockbuster movie How the West Was Won, but this also failed to catch on with the public.
His film work continued during this time, and it was because of movie and television commitments that he was unable to record the song "Don't Go Near the Indians." Instead, former movie cowboy/singer Rex Allen recorded it and had a hit with it. In response to his bad luck, Wooley cut a joke parody follow-up to the song, entitled "Don't Go Near the Eskimos," and created a new, inebriated comic persona to present it. "Ben Colder" was born with "Don't Go Near the Eskimos," and for the rest of his career Wooley -- in a manner anticipating the lot of David Johansen/Buster Poindexter -- had to split his time between appearances as "straight" country/cowboy singer Sheb Wooley and drunken comic Ben Colder. (Some of the other names that Wooley had considered for this persona, according to one source, were "Ben Freezin" and "Klon Dyke"). In 1969, when the country music showcase Hee Haw went on the air, Wooley became the show's resident songwriter, providing the series' comic musical numbers.
Ben Colder went on to have several more hits, including "Almost Persuaded No. 2," and in 1968 the Colder persona was voted Comedian of the Year. Wooley continued recording under both guises into the 1980s, although his last chart single in either persona dated back to 1971.
In 1998, Wooley was diagnosed with leukemia and spent the next few years in and out of hospitals battling the condition. On September 16, 2003 Sheb Wooley passed away at the age of 82. The previous year Wooley had been honored by Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson, who referred to the singer/songwriter/actor as an "American treasure."

http://www.shebwooley.com/

Talents : Vocals, Guitar, Drums

Style musical : Cowboy, Traditional Country, Country Comedy

http://youtu.be/CDr97x7ZH6A (Ben Colder)

REAL ME (1963) (Ben Colder)

ALMOST PERSUADED NO. 2 (1966) (Ben Colder)

GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME NO.2 (1967) (Ben Colder)

LOVESICK BOOZE (1967) (Ben Colder)

FUNNY HOW WINE SIPS AWAY (1968) (Ben Colder)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

01/1946 78 t. BULLET 603 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - I Can't Live Without You / Oklahoma Honky Tonk Girl
1947 78 t. BLUE BONNET 124 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - Lazy Mary / Wooley's Polka
1947 78 t. BLUE BONNET 125 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - Peeepin' Through The Keyhole / Time Won't Heal An Achin' Heart
1948 78 t. BLUE BONNET 130 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - Too Long With The Wrong Woman / Your Papa Ain't Steppin' Anymore
12/1948 78 t. MGM 10304 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - Indian Maiden / Spanish Darling
03/1949 78 t. MGM 10363 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - Cheerokee Waltz / Texas Rose
05/1949 78 t. MGM 10436 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - Jole Quadroon / Rover Scoot Over
1950 SP MGM K10304 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - Indian Maiden / Spanish Darling
1950 SP MGM K10363 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - Cheerokee Waltz / Texas Rose
1950 SP MGM K10436 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - Jole Quadroon / Rover Scoot Over
05/1950 78 t. MGM 10697 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - Mule Boogie / (Now You're) Changing Your Name
05/1950 SP MGM K10697 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - Mule Boogie / (Now You're) Changing Your Name
05/1951 78 t. MGM 10960 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - Hoot Owl Boogie / Country Kisses
05/1951 SP MGM K10960 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - Hoot Owl Boogie / Country Kisses
09/1951 78 t. MGM 11059 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - Air Castles / Over The Barrel
09/1951 SP MGM K11059 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - Air Castles / Over The Barrel
03/1952 78 t. MGM 11180 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - Down In The Toolies / Backroom Boogie
03/1952 SP MGM K11180 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - Down In The Toolies / Backroom Boogie
07/1952 78 t. MGM 11272 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - You're The Cats Meow / Wha' Happen To Me Baby
07/1952 SP MGM K11272 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - You're The Cats Meow / Wha' Happen To Me Baby
08/1952 78 t. MGM 11308 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - You Never Can Tell / Cowboy Ought To Be Single
08/1952 SP MGM K11308 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - You Never Can Tell / Cowboy Ought To Be Single
12/1952 78 t. MGM 11403 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - Freight Train Cinders In My Eyes / Heart Bound In Chains
12/1952 SP MGM K11403 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - Freight Train Cinders In My Eyes / Heart Bound In Chains
09/1953 78 t. MGM 11580 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - Texas Tango / Love Is Just Another Merry-Go-Round
09/1953 SP MGM K11580 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - Texas Tango / Love Is Just Another Merry-Go-Round
12/1953 78 t. MGM 11641 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - Goodbye Texas Hello Tennesee / I'll Return The Letters
12/1953 SP MGM K11641 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY & His CALUMET INDIANS - Goodbye Texas Hello Tennesee / I'll Return The Letters
02/1954 78 t. MGM 11665 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Knew I Had Lost / Don't Stop Kiss Me Goodnight
02/1954 SP MGM K11665 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Knew I Had Lost / Don't Stop Kiss Me Goodnight
04/1954 78 t. MGM 11717 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Blue Guitar / Panama Pete
04/1954 SP MGM K11717 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Blue Guitar / Panama Pete
08/1954 78 t. MGM 11792 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - White Lightnin' / Fool About You
08/1954 SP MGM K11792 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - White Lightnin' / Fool About You
10/1954 78 t. MGM 11836 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Hillbilly Mambo / I Go Outa My Mind
10/1954 SP MGM K11836 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Hillbilly Mambo / I Go Outa My Mind
01/1955 78 t. MGM 11910 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - I Flipped / 38-24-35
01/1955 SP MGM K11910 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - I Flipped / 38-24-35
04/1955 78 t. MGM 11976 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Love At First Sight / Speak Of The Devil
04/1955 SP MGM K11976 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Love At First Sight / Speak Of The Devil
07/1955 78 t. MGM 12048 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Listening For Your Footsteps / Love Is A Fever
07/1955 SP MGM K12048 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Listening For Your Footsteps / Love Is A Fever
08/1955 78 t. MGM 12060 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - It Takes A Heap Of Livin' / Listening For Your Footsteps
08/1955 SP MGM K12060 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - It Takes A Heap Of Livin' / Listening For Your Footsteps
11/1955 78 t. MGM 12114 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Are You Satisfied / Humdinger
11/1955 SP MGM K12114 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Are You Satisfied / Humdinger
03/1956 78 t. MGM 12202 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Birth Of The Rock And Roll / King Or A Clown
03/1956 SP MGM K12202 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Birth Of The Rock And Roll / King Or A Clown
05/1956 78 t. MGM 12260 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Do I Remember / You Can Do It
05/1956 SP MGM K12260 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Do I Remember / You Can Do It
09/1956 78 t. MGM 12328 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - First Day Of School / Lonely Man
09/1956 SP MGM K12328 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - First Day Of School / Lonely Man
11/1956 78 t. MGM 12382 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Let The Big Wind Blow / Honey I'm Lonesome
11/1956 SP MGM K12382 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Let The Big Wind Blow / Honey I'm Lonesome
04/1957 78 t. MGM 12467 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Plenty Of Love / I Won't Come Back
04/1957 SP MGM K12467 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Plenty Of Love / I Won't Come Back
09/1957 78 t. MGM 12541 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Recipe For Love / I'm Too Young
09/1957 SP MGM K12541 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Recipe For Love / I'm Too Young
11/1957 78 t. MGM 12584 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - I Found Me An Angel / So Close To Heaven
11/1957 SP MGM K12584 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - I Found Me An Angel / So Close To Heaven
05/1958 78 t. MGM 12651 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - The Purple People Eater / I Can't Believe You're Mine
05/1958 SP MGM K12651 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - The Purple People Eater / I Can't Believe You're Mine
08/1958 SP MGM K12704 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Chase / Monkey Jive
11/1958 SP MGM K12733 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Star Of Love / Santa And The Purple People Eater
1958 EP MGM X1607 (US) Sheb WOOLEY - The Purple People Eater Plays Earth Music - Crazy Butterfly / Mirage / Hyoom / Walkin' Guitar
1958 EP MGM X1608 (US) Sheb WOOLEY - The Purple People Eater - The Purple People Eater / I'm Too Young / Are You Satisfied? / Recipe For Love
01/1959 SP MGM K12743 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Cherry Sweet / Star Of Love
03/1959 SP MGM K12778 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - More / Deep Goes My Love
04/1959 SP MGM K12781 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Sweet Chile / More
07/1959 SP MGM K12817 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Careless Hands / Pygmy Love
11/1959 SP MGM K12851 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Josie (Brown) / Love Like Mine
12/1959 SP MGM K12853 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Roughneck / It's Almost Time
03/1960 SP MGM K12882 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - My Only Treasure / Luke The Spook
08/1960 SP MGM K12931 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Reach For The Moon / Taste Of Ashes
05/1961 SP MGM K13013 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Skin Tight Pin Striped Purple Pedal Pushers / Till The End Of The World
12/1961 SP MGM K13046 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - That's My Pa / Meet Mr Lonely
03/1962 SP MGM K13065 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Laughin' The Blues / Somebody Please (Say Something Funny)
06/1962 SP MGM K13079 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - That's My Ma / Land Of No Love
08/1962 SP MGM K13094 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Legend Of Echo Mountain / Give That Ball To Willie
11/1962 SP MGM K13104 (US) . Ben COLDER - Don't Go Near The Eskimos / Louisiana Trapper
12/1962 SP MGM K13122 (US) . Ben COLDER - Hello Walls No 2 / Shudders And Screams
02/1963 SP MGM K13125 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Daddy Kiss And Make It Well / Little Bitty Bilbo Abernathy Natan All
06/1963 SP MGM K13147 (US) . Ben COLDER - Still No 2 / Goin' Surfin'
07/1963 SP MGM K13152 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Building A Railroad / Cowboy Hero
08/1963 SP MGM K13166 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Hootenanny Hoot / Old Rag Joe
08/1963 SP MGM K13167 (US) . Ben COLDER - Ring Of Smoke / Detroit City No 2
11/1963 SP MGM K13195 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Papa's Ole Fiddle / She Called Me Baby
12/1963 SP MGM K13197 (US) . Ben COLDER - I Walk The Line No 2 / Talk Back Bluberrin' Lips
07/1964 SP MGM K13262 (US) . Ben COLDER - TV Westerns / Dobro's Catchin' On Again
1964 SP MGM MGV-523 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Purple People Eater / I Can't Believe You're Mine
05/1964 SP MGM K13241 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Blue Guitar (remake) / Natchez Landing
11/1964 SP MGM K13294 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Wild And Wooley Big Unruly Me / Sittin' And Thinkin'
05/1965 SP MGM K13351 (US) . Ben COLDER - Silver The Wonder Horse / Blistered
09/1965 SP MGM K13395 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Big Land / Sally's Arms
01/1966 SP MGM K13444 (US) . Ben COLDER - Make The World Go Away No 2 / May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose No 2
04/1966 SP MGM K13477 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - I'll Leave The Singin' To The Bluebirds / Buba Hoo Boba Dee
07/1966 SP MGM K13556 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Tonight's The Night My Angel's Halo Fell / Anchor's Aweigh (My Love)
08/1966 SP MGM K13590 (US) . Ben COLDER - Almost Persuaded No 2 / Pockets Of Pencils
01/1967 SP MGM K13668 (US) . Ben COLDER - There Goes My Everything No 2 / The Great Men Repeat Itself
02/1967 SP MGM K13705 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Draggin' The River / Letter To Daddy
07/1967 SP MGM K13771 (US) . Ben COLDER - Purple People Eater No 2 / Undertaker's Love Lament
09/1967 SP MGM K13806 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - No 1 In The Survey / Big Ole Good Ole Girl
10/1967 SP MGM K13827 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Love-In / Wildwood Flower On The Autoharp
01/1968 SP MGM K13897 (US) . Ben COLDER - Doo Hickey Song / Ain't It Funny How Wine Sips Away
03/1968 SP MGM K13914 (US) . Ben COLDER - By The Time I Get To Phoenix No 2 / Skip A Rope No 2
05/1968 SP MGM K13938 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Tie A Tiger Down / Make 'Em Laugh
09/1968 SP MGM K13997 (US) . Ben COLDER - Folsom Prison Blues No 2 / Harper Valley PTA
11/1968 SP MGM K14005 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - I Remember Loving You / That Girl (Next Door)
12/1968 SP MGM K14015 (US) . Ben COLDER - Little Green Apples No 2 / It's Such A Pretty World Today
03/1969 SP MGM K14044 (US) . Ben COLDER - Little Brown Shack Out Back / You're A Real Good Friend
06/1969 SP MGM K14065 (US) . Ben COLDER - His Lincoln's Parked At Margie's Again / The Carroll County Accident No 2
07/1969 SP MGM K14070 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Recipient / Big Ole Good Ole Girl
08/1969 SP MGM K14075 (US) . Ben COLDER - Little Green Apples No 2 / It's Such A Pretty World Tonight
08/1969 SP MGM K14076 (US) . Ben COLDER - Ruby Bring Your Love To Town / Yet
09/1969 SP MGM K14085 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - One Man Band / You Still Turn Me On
02/1970 SP MGM K14111 (US) . Ben COLDER - Games People Play / Big Sweet John
03/1970 SP MGM K14123 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Will / Daddy's Home
04/1970 SP MGM K14133 (US) . Ben COLDER - Tennessee Bird Walk / What Is Youth
09/1970 SP MGM K14165 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - I Don't Belong In Her Arms / One Of Them Roarin' Songs
01/1971 SP MGM K14209 (US) . Ben COLDER - Fifteen Beers Ago / Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down
04/1971 SP MGM K14247 (US) . Ben COLDER - Help Me Fake It Through The Night / Rosie's Garden
07/1971 SP MGM K14287 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Goodbye Wabash Cannonball / Joy
11/1971 SP MGM K14327 (US) . Ben COLDER - Easy Lovin' No 2 / Sing A Drinking Song
05/1972 SP MGM K14384 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Somebody Gonna Coma Along / Life Is A Fountain
09/1972 SP MGM K14420 (US) . Ben COLDER - The Unhappiest Squirrell In The Whole USA / Runnin' Bare
10/1972 SP MGM K14444 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Personality / Kick In The Head
01/1973 SP MGM K14471 (US) . Ben COLDER - Glossy 8x10 / Moon Than
07/1973 SP MGM K14610 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Early In The Morning / Gettin' High On Love
09/1973 SP MGM K14647 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - I Can't Believe You're Mine / Purple People Eater
12/1973 SP MGM K14639 (US) . Ben COLDER - Behind Cloe's Door / Satin Sheets
1978 SP GUSTO GT4-2031 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Purple People Eater / That's My Pa
08/1978 SP SCORPION SC-0556 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Lucille No 2 / Senior Citizen's Lament
197? SP MGM MGV-149 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - That's My Pa / That's My Ma
1981 SP SUNBIRD SBR-7559 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Jack Hammer Man / Jack Hammer Dance
1981 SP SUNBIRD SBR-7566 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Belly Button Song / ?
1986 SP GALLERY II 007 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Handyman / Day That Leroy Drowned
1987 SP TPL TLP-1 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Ballad Of Jim And Tammy
1988 SP MGM 871904-7 (US) . Sheb WOOLEY - Purple People Eater / I Can't Believe You're Mine





Albums

1956 LP 12" MGM E-3299 (US) SHEB WOOLEY - I'll Return The Letters / Knew I Had Lost / Don't Stop Kissing Me Goodnight / Texas Tango / White Lightnin' / Fool About You / Blue Guitar / I Go Outa My Mind / I Flipped / Hillbilly Mambo / Listening For Your Footsteps / Love At First Sight
12/1960 LP 12" MGM E-3904 (mono) / SE-3904 (stereo) (US) SONGS FROM THE DAYS OF RAWHIDE - Sheb WOOLEY - Rawhide / Mirage / Goodnight - Loving Trail / Shifting Whispering Sands / Indian Maiden / Story Of Billy Bardell / Enchantment Of The Prairie / Lonely Man / Wayward Wind / Bars Across The Windows / Cattle Call / Searching
04/1962 LP 12" MGM E-4026 (mono) / SE-4026 (stereo) (US) SHEB WOOLEY SINGS THAT'S MY PA AND THAT'S MY MA - That's My Pa And That's My Ma / New Kind Of Lonesome / Google Eye / Meet Mr Lonely / Ten Chances To One / Sweet Chile /That's My Ma / Laughin' The Blues / Somebody Please / Roughneck / Will I Eve / Little Girl's Gone
01/1963 LP 12" MGM E 4117 (mono) / SE 4117 (stereo) (US) SPOOFING THE BIG ONES - Ben COLDER - Don't Go Near The Eskimos / Ballad Of A Mean Ole Queen / I Walk The Line No 2 / Hello Walls No 2 / Walking The Floor Over You No 2 / Don't Take Your Cash To Town / Little Bitty Steer / Real Me / Devil Woman No 2 / Don't Worry Bout Me No 2 / Shudders And Screams / Release Me No 2
05/1963 LP 12" MGM E-4136 (mono) / SE-4136 (stereo) (US) TALES OF HOW THE WEST WAS WON - Sheb WOOLEY - Gotta Pull Out Stakes / High Lonesome / Wagon Master's Diary Buffalo Stampede / Buildin' A Railroad / Rosie / Plowin' In The New Ground / Papa's Old Fiddle / Silver Target / I Belong / How The West Was Won
09/1963 LP 12" MGM 4173 (mono) / SE 4173 (stereo) (US) BEN COLDER SINGS STILL N° 2 - Ring Of Smoke / Devil Woman No 2 / Don't Take Your Cash To Town / Little Bitty Steer / Still No 2 / Don't Worry Bout Me No 2 / Detroit City No 2 / I Walk The Line No 2 / Hello Walls No 2 / Don't Go Near The Eskimos / Ballad Of A Mean Ole Queen / Real Me
03/1965 LP 12" MGM E-4275 (mono) / SE-4275 (stereo) (US) THE VERY BEST OF SHEB WOOLEY - That's My Pa / Purple People Eater / Meet Mr Lonely / Cowboy Hero / Juarez, Laughin' The Blues / Sweet Chile / Natchez Landing / Blue Guitar / Big Blizzard / She Called Me Baby / Are You Satisfied
05/1965 LP 12" MGM E-4325 (mono) / SE 4325 (stereo) (US) IT'S A BIG LAND - Sheb WOOLEY - Gotta Pull Out Stakes / High Lonesome / Wagon Master's Diary Buffalo Stampede / Rosie / Buildin' A Railroad / Plowin' In The New Ground / Papa's Old Fiddle / Silver Target / I Belong / Big Land
11/1966 LP 12" MGM E 4421 (mono) / SE 4421 (stereo) (US) BIG BEN STRIKES AGAIN - Ben COLDER - Almost Persuaded No 2 / Time After Time / I Love Your Pizza / Make The World Go Away No 2 / I Walk The Line No 3 / I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes / May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Snoot / Beautiful Beautiful Banjo / Pockets And Pencils / I Wish I'd Stayed In Bed / Undertaker's Love Lament
07/1967 LP 12" MGM E 4482 (mono) / SE 4482 (stereo) (US) WINE WOMEN AND SONG - Ben COLDER - Green Green Grass Of Home No 2 / Fight / Detroit City No 2 / Family Tree / Lovesick Booze / There Goes My Everything No 2 / Funny How Wine Sips Away / Purple People Eater No 2 / Busted No 2 / Silver The Wonder Horse / Great Men Repeat Themselves
03/1968 LP 12" MGM E 4530 (mono) / SE 4530 (stereo) (US) THE BEST OF BEN COLDER - By The Time I Get To Phoenix No 2 / Hello Wall No 2 / Do Hickey Song / Am I That Easy To Forget No 2 / Green Green Grass Of Home No 2 / Ain't It Funny How Wine Sips Away / Almost Persuaded No 2 / Detroit City No 2 / Great Men Repeat Themselves / Skip A Rope No 2 / I Walk The Line No 3
11/1968 LP 12" MGM E 4614 (mon) / SE 4614 (stereo) (US) HARPER VALLEY P.T.A. - Ben COLDER - Harper Valley PTA / Little Green Apples No 2 / It's Such A Pretty World Tonight / Flying Time / Love-In / Folsom Prison Blues No l 1/5 / Ode To The Little Brown Shack Out Back / Ben Colder's History Book / Ten Little Bottles / Country Music Hall Of Fame / You're A Real Good Friend
01/1969 LP 12" MGM SE 4615 (US) WARM AND WOOLEY - Sheb WOOLEY - Tie A Tiger Down / Make 'em Laugh / Cheap Hotel / You Still Turn Me On / Answer My Love / Sun Also Rises / Right Is Right And Left Is Lonely / I Remember Loving You / That Girl / Big Ole Good Ole Girl / It's Gold
07/1969 LP 12" MGM SE 4629 (US) HAVE ONE ON BEN - Ben COLDER - Ruby Please Bring Your Love To Town / Carroll County Accident No 2 / Yet, Big Sweet John / Foolish Questions / His Lincoln's Parked / Games People Play No 2 / Life Gits Tee-Jus Don't It / D-I-V-O-R-C-E / Where Does The Light Go
1970 LP 12" MGM GAS 139 (US) BEN COLDER - Almost Persuaded No 2 / Hello Walls No 2 / I Love Your Pizza / Make The World Go Away / I Walk The Line No 2 / I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes No 2 / Beautiful Beautiful Banjo / Undertaker's Love Lament / Fifteen Beers Ago / What Is Youth / Carroll County Accident No 2
1970 LP 12" MGM SE 4674 (US) BIG BEN COLDER WILD AGAIN - Ben COLDER - What Is Youth / Is Anybody Going To San Antone No 2 / Welfare Cadillac / Carroll County Accident No 2 / Ruby Please Bring Your Love To Town / Tennessee Bird Talk / Once More With Feeling No 2 / If I Were A Carpenter No.2 / Little Bit Late / Games People Play No 2
01/1971 LP 12" MGM SE 4758 (US) LIVE AND LOADED AT THE SAM HOUSTON COLISEUM - Ben COLDER - Almost Persuaded No 2 / Detroit City No 2 / Ruby Please Bring Your Love To Town / Green Green Grass Of Home No 2 / Little Green Apples No 2 / Carroll County Accident No 2 / Games People Play No 2 / Folsom Prison Blues No 1 1/2 / What Is Youth / Sunday Mornin' Fallin' Down / Fifteen Beers Ago
1972 LP 12" MGM SE 4807 (US) WARNING UP TO COLDER - Ben COLDER - Easy Lovin' No 2 / Splits / How Can I Unlove You No 2 / Cold Cold Heart No 2 / Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Runnin' Bare / She's All I Got No 2 / Sing A Drinkin' Song / Help Me Fake It Through The Night / Rosie's Garden
01/1973 LP 12" MGM SE 4876 (US) THE WACKY WORLD OF BEN COLDER - Glossy 8x10 / Yvonne Calling / To Get To Know You No 2 / Was It Good / Peoples Needs A Peoples / Moontan / Bottomless Topless Beach / Unhappiest Squirrel In The Whole USA / Whatever Turns You On / I Really Had A Good Time At Your Party
1976 LP 12" Provincia PLP-0762 (GER)

Rawhide - Sheb WOOLEY - Peepin' Through The Key Hole (Watching Jole Blon) / Time Won't Heal An Achin' Heart / Too Long With The Wrong Woman / Your Papa Ain't Steppin' Anymore / 38 - 24 - 35 / Panama Pete / You're The Cats Meow / Wha' Hoppen To Me - Baby / Cattle Call / Searching, / Rawhide / Mirage / The Goodnight Loving Trail / Shifting Whispering Sands / Indian Maiden / The Story Of Billy Bardell / Enchantement Of The Prairie / The Wayward Wind / Bars Across The Windows / The Lonely Man

1979 LP 12" GUSTO GT-0051  (US)

Ben Colder's Golden Hits - Almost Persuaded No.2 / Easy Lovin' No.2 / Detroit City No.2 / Little Green Apples No.2 / Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Don't Go Near The Eskimos / Sunday Mornin' Fallin' Down / Games People Play No.2 / Ten Little Bottles / Ode To Little Brown Shack Out Back

1979 2 LP 12" GUSTO GTV-110 (US) SHEB WOOLEY OR DO YOU SAY BEN COLDER :
DISC 1 : Purple People Eater That's My Pa / I Walk The Line No 2 / Detroit City No 2 / Runnin' Bare / Don't Go Near The Eskimos / Harper Valley PTA / Little Green Apples No 2 / Ten Little Bottles / Fifteen Beers Ago / Almost Persuaded No 2
DISC 2 : Hello Walls No 2 / Green Green Grass Of Home No 2 / Sunday Mornin' Fallin' Down / Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Folsom Prison Blues No 2 / Ode To The Little Brown Shack Out Back / D-I-V-O-R-C-E No 2 / Easy Lovin' No 2 / Help Me Fake It Through The Night / Ruby Please Bring Your Love To Town / Games People Play No 2
1981 LP 12" LAKESHORE LSM 621 (US) BEN COLDER & SHEB WOOLEY IN WILD AND WOOLEY - Rambler / Amazania / Big Ole Good Ole Girl / Sweet Chile / Bahama Mama / Rosie's Garden / Doo Hickey Song / Satin Sheets No 2 / Lucille / Best Of Your Love Is Getting The Best Of Me / Ain't It Funny How Wine Sips Away / Wild And Wooley / You're A Real Good Friend / Flying Time / Big Sweet John / It's Worth Doing It All / Affair Of The Heart / Thumbing On My G String / Jogger / California Gas Line Blues
1984 LP 12" BEAR FAMILY BFX 15099 (GER) COUNTRY BOOGIE - Sheb WOOLEY - Love Is A Fever / Tom The Boogie Woogie Tom Cat / Mule Boogie / Country Kisses / Hoot Owl Boogie / I Go Outa My Mind / I Flipped / Back Room Boogie / Over The Barrel / White Lightning / Down In The Toolies / 38-24-35 / You're The Cat's Meaow / Love Is Just Another Merry Go Round / Wha' Happen To Me Baby / Rover Scoot Over
1985 LP 12" BEAR FAMILY BFX 15175 (GER) BLUE GUITAR - Sheb WOOLEY - Whatcha Gonna Do / It Takes A Heap Of Livin' / Humdinger / Boogie Woogie Waltz / Don't Stop Kissing Me Goodbye / Hillbilly Mambo / Texas Tango / Panama Pete / Blue Guitar / Changing Your Name / Fool About You / Listening For Your Footsteps / Knew I Had Lost / I'll Return The Letters / Love At First Sight / Aircastles
1995 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15899 (GER) RAWHIDE / HOW THE WEST WAS WON - Sheb WOOLEY - Rawhide / Mirage / Goodnight Loving Trail / Shifting Whispering Sands / Indian Maiden / Story Of Billy Bardell / Enchantment On The Prairie / Lonely Man / Wayward Wind / Bars Across The Windows / Cattle Call / Searching / Rawhide / How The West Was Won / Gotta Pull Up Stakes / High Lonesome / Wagon Master's Diary - Buffalo Stampede / Rosie's The Queen Of California / Buildin' A Railroad / Plowin' In The New Ground / Papa's Old Fiddle / Silver Target / I Belong, Big Land
11/1996 CD KING KS-1462 (US) SHAKEY BREAKY CAR - Ben COLDER - Shakey Breaky Car / Purple People Eater / Hello Walls No 2 / Fifteen Bears Ago / That's My Pa / Almost Persuaded No 2 / Running Bare / Folsom Prison Blues / Easy Loving / Detroit City No 2
09/1997 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16149 (GER) THE PURPLE PEOPLE EATER - Sheb WOOLEY - Purple People Eater / Walkin' Guitar / Wild And Wooley Big Unruly Me (2) / Josie / Birth Of Rock'n Roll / Honey I'm Lonesome / King Or A Clown / You Can Do It / Purple People Eater No 2 / Hyoom / I Found Me An Angel / Pygmy Love / Mirage / Do I Remember / Running With The Night Crowd / Taste Of Ashes / Let The Big Wind Blow / Santa Claus Meets The Purple People Eater / Crazy Butterfly / Skin Tight Pin Stripped Purple Pedal Pushers / Who Who Wallidinks / Star Of Love / Never Look Down / Reach For The Moon / Sixteen Violins / Monkey Jive / Chase / Luke The Spook / I Can't Believe You're Mine / Google Eye / Are You Satisfied
09/1997 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16150 (GER) WILD AND WOOLEY / BIG UNRULY ME - Sheb WOOLEY - Recipe For Love / I'm Too Young / Magic Town / Till The End Of The World / Meet Mr Lonely / Sweet Chile / Cherry Sweet / So Close To Heaven / More / Careless Hands / Big Ole Good Ole Girl / One Of Them Roarin' Songs / Buba Hoo Baba Dee / Little Bitty Bilbo Abernathy Nathan Allen / Free Again / Little Girl's Gone / My Only Treasure / Plenty Of Love / Mississippi Twist / Deep Goes M' Love / I Won't Come Back / Hootenanny Hoot / Don't Talk To Strangers / Wild And Wooley Big Unruly Me / That Girl Next Door / It's Almost Time
12/1997 CD TEE VEE 6017 (US) SHEB WOOLEY & BEN COLDER - Purple People Eater / That's My Pa / I Walk The Line No. 2 / Detroit City, No. 2 / Runnin' Bare / Don't Go Near The Eskimos / Harper Valley P.T.A. (Later The Same Day) / Little Green Apples / 10 Little Bottles / 15 Beers Ago / Almost Persuaded / Hello Walls, No. 2 / Green, Green Grass Of Home, No. 2 / Sunday Morning Fallin' Down / Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Folsom Prison Blues / Little Brown Shack Out Back / D-I-V-O-R-C-E No. 2 / Help Me Fake It / Easy Lovin' / Ruby / Games People Play
03/1998 4 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15902 (GER) THAT'S MY PA - Sheb WOOLEY :
CD 1 : I Can't Live Without You / Oklahoma Honky Tonk Girl / Lazy Mazy / Wooley's Polka / Peepin' Through The Keyhole / Time Won't Heal An Achin' Heart / Too Long With The Wrong Woman / Your Papa Ain't Steppin' Anymore / Cherokee Waltz / Texas Rose / Spanish Darling / Freight Train Cinders In My Eyes / A Heart Bound In Chains / Indian Maiden / Romance / Jole Quadroon / Rover Scoot Over / The Sun Is Going Down Upon My Heart / That Mean Feeling / You're The Cats Meow / (Now You're) Changing Your Name / Wha' Hoppen To Me, Baby / Mule Boogie / Over The Barrel / Country Kisses / Hoot Owl Boogie / Aircastles / Boogie Woogie Waltz (instr.)
CD 2 : Down In The Toolies / What'cha Gonna Do / Backroom Boogie (instr.) / You Never Can Tell / Goodbye Texas, Hello Tennessee / I'll Return The Letters / A Cowboy Ought To Be Single / Knew I Had Lost / Don't Stop Kissing Me Goodnight / Texas Tango / Love Is Just Another Merry-Go-Round / White Lightnin' / A Fool About You / Panama Pete / Blue Guitar / I Go Outa My Mind / 38-24-35 / I Flipped / Hill Billy Mambo / Listening For Your Footsteps / Speak Of The Devil / Love At First Sight / Love Is A Fever / Humdinger / It Takes A Heap Of Livin' / Tom, The Boogie Woogie Tom Cat / First Day Of School / The Lonely Man
CD 3 : Memories Are Made Of This / That's My Pa/ That's My Ma / Daddy Kiss And Make It Well / Sally's Arms / Blue Guitar / Ten Chances To One / Only For You / Juarez (with recitation) / Wildwood Flower On The Autoharp / Anchor's Aweigh (My Love) / The Will / Cowboy Hero / The Big Blizzard / Four Walls / Tonight's The Night My Angel's Halo Fell / A Letter To Daddy / Daddy's Home / ,Number One On The Survey / She Called Me Baby / Laughin' The Blues / Roughneck / Tennessee Walkin' Horse / The Legend Of Echo Mountain / Natchez Landing / The Recipient (The Heart Song) (alt) / Nobody's Child
CD 4 : You Still Turn Me On / The Answer, My Love / Somebody Please (Say Something Funny) / A Place To Be Lonely / The Love-In / The One Man Band / Good Time Charlie / I Don't Belong In Her Arms (Devil Don't...) / Land Of No Love / I Remember Loving You / Not Once But A Hundred Times / Sittin' And Thinkin' / A New Kind Of Lonesome / Juarez / I'll Leave The Singing To The Bluebirds / Joy / Tie A Tiger Down / Cheap Hotel / The Sun Also Rises / Whirlpool Of Love / Old Rag Joe / Not Since Adam / Make 'em Laugh / Life Is A Fountain / It's Gold / Goodbye Wabash Cannonball / A Kick In The Head / Right Is Right And Left Is Lonely / Draggin' The River / Wrap Me Up Some Hurt / Doin' My Thing
05/2002 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16329 (GER) BEN COLDER & OTHERS - ESKIMOS, MEAN OLD QUEENS & LITTLE BITTY STEERS -Don't Go Near The Indians (Rex ALLEN) / Don't Go Near The Eskimos / Ballad Of A Teenage Queen (Johnny CASH) / Ballad Of A Mean Old Queen / A Little Bitty Tear (Burl IVES) / A Little Bitty Steer / Detroit City (Bobby BARE) / Detroit City #2 / Make The World Go Away (Eddy ARNOLD) / Make The World Go Away #2 / Almost Persuaded (David HOUSTON) / Almost Persuaded #2 / Running Bear (Johnny PRESTON) / Running Bare / Behind Closed Doors (Charlie RICH) / Behind Cloe's Door / Green Green Grass Of Home (Porter WAGONER) / Green Green Grass Of Home #2 / Harper Valley P.T.A. (Jeannie C. RILEY) / Harper Valley P.T.A. (Later That Same Day) / Big Bad John (Jimmy DEAN) / Big Sweet John / Walking The Floor Over You (Ernest TUBB) / Walking The Floor Over You #2 / Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny CASH) / Folsom Prison Blues #1 1/2 / I Dreamed I Was There In Hillbilly Heaven (Tex RITTER) / Country Music Hall Of Fame
2004 CD BACM CD D 090 (UK)

Texas Tango - Sheb WOOLEY - Oklahoma Honky Tonk Girl / You’re The Cat’s Meow / Wha’ Happen To Me Baby / Mule Boogie / Over The Barrel / Country Kisses / Hoot Owl Boogie / Air Castles / Down In The Toolies / You Never Can Tell / I’ll Return The Letters / A Cowboy Ought To Be Single / Knew I Had Lost / Don’t Stop Kissing Me Goodnight / Texas Tango / Love Is Just Another Merry Go Round / White Lightnin’ / A Fool About You / Panama Pete / Blue Guitar / I Go Outa My Mind / 38-24-35 / I Flipped / Hillbilly Mambo / Rover Scoot Over / Freight Train Cinders In My Eyes

04/2012 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16894 (GER) GONNA SHAKE THIS SHACK TONIGHT - WHITE LIGHTNIN' - Sheb WOOLEY - Hoot Owl Boogie / Oklahoma Honky Tonk Girl / Peepin' Through The Keyhole (Watching Jole Blon) / Your Papa Ain't Steppin' Anymore / Mule Boogie / I Can't Live Without You / Lazy Mazy / Texas Rose / Wha' Hoppen To Me, Baby / That Mean Feeling / You're The Cats Meow / Freight Train Cinders In My Eyes / Country Kisses / Down In The Toolies / What'cha Gonna Do / White Lightnin' / I Flipped / Rover Scoot Over / Goodbye Texas, Hello Tennessee / Love Is Just Another Merry-Go-Round / Tom, The Boogie Woogie Tom Cat / I Go Outa My Mind / 38-24-35 / You Never Can Tell / Backroom Boogie [instr.] / Don't Stop Kissing Me Goodnight / Hill Billy Mambo / Humdinger / Roughneck / That's My Pa
08/2015 CD Jasmine JASMCD 3668 (UK)

Goodbye Texas Hello Tennesssee 1950-1962 - You're The Cats Meow / Mule Boogie / Hoot Owl Boogie / Goodbye Texas, Hello Tennessee / Panama Pete / Blue Guitar / 38-24-35 / It Takes A Heap Of Livin' / Humdinger / Are You Satisfied / First Day Of School / The Lonely Man/ The Purple People Eater / That's My Pa And That's My Ma / New Kind Of Lonesome / Google Eye / Meet Mr Lonely / Ten Chances To One / Sweet Chile,That's My Ma / Laughin' The Blues, Somebody Please (Say Something Funny) / Roughneck / Will I Eve / The Little Girl's Gone

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