Chanteur, steel guitariste, compositeur et preneur de son Country US, né Jack Henderson Clement, le 5 Avril 1931 à Whitehaven (Tennessee). Jack Clement a débuté en 1951 au sein des "Tennessee Troupers", puis il passe dans les "Dixie Ramblers" de Slim Wallace. Engagé à la Sun Records de Memphis (Tennessee) comme preneur de son, Jack a enregistré Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash et Charlie Rich. Il fait un premier enregistrement en solo chez Sun en 1958, mais Jack préférait son travail d'ingénieur du son. Jack Clement est devenu un producteur réputé de Nashville. Il est décédé le 8 Août 2013.

One of the most opportune, creative, and maverick characters in American music history, singer, songwriter, producer, engineer, and song publisher Jack Clement has an amazingly long and varied music résumé that includes working with all manner of musicians ranging from Louis Armstrong, Doc Watson, and Frank Yankovic to U2 , Johnny Cash, and Townes Van Zandt. Clement was born in Whitehaven, TN, in 1931, the son of a choir director. He began playing music professionally during a 1948-1952 stint in the U.S. Marines, working with the Stonemans, Roy Clark, and Jimmy Dean and playing in a band called the Tennessee Troupers. In 1953, fresh out of the Marines, Clement and mandolin player Buzz Busby formed the bluegrass duo Buzz and Jack, the Bayou Boys. After some time in college, Clement settled in Memphis, where he started Fernwood Records with Slim Wallace, recording artists in Wallace's garage. After hearing some tracks from these garage sessions in 1956, Sam Phillips of Sun Records hired Clement as an engineer and producer (as well as a sometimes recording artist) for the label. A key architect of the famed Sun sound, Clement worked with Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, and Charlie Rich at Sun Studios over the next three years (turning out some of the most famous and pivotal recordings in rock & roll history) before leaving in 1959 to set up his own Summer Records, which unfortunately folded almost immediately, although the Fernwood imprint he had started with Wallace continued to be active. Now frequently billed as Cowboy Jack, Clement began to be an in-demand producer at the major labels, working most notably with Chet Atkins at RCA. He started a song publishing company, Hall-Clement Music, in 1961 with Bill Hall, and a year later pitched one of the new company's songs to country singer George Jones. The song, called "She Thinks I Still Care," went on to hit the top of the country charts in 1962 and became Jones' signature tune. In 1964 a late-night call from Johnny Cash led to Clement arranging the horns for Cash's "Ring of Fire." In 1968 he began producing a series of albums for songwriter Townes Van Zandt. Jack Clement Studios, a then impressive and modern 16-track facility, opened its doors in Nashville in 1970, and promptly had a hit with Ray Stevens' "Everything Is Beautiful." By now a legend on his own terms, Clement worked with Don Williams and Waylon Jennings, among others, in the 1970s, and with Johnny Cash and John Hartford, again among others, in the 1980s. In 1988 he was approached by U2 to record an album back at the old Sun Studios. Clement, who had never heard of the band, was convinced it was a bad idea until friends persuaded him otherwise, and the result was the U2 album called Rattle and Hum. Clement began the new century as part of a performing trio with Billy Burnette and Shawn Camp and then began concentrating on his own records, releasing Guess Things Happen That Way in 2004 and Connect Set and Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan in 2005. Shout! Factory re-released Shakespeare in 2007 along with Cowboy Jack Clement's Home Movies. Jack Clement died August 8, 2013. Jack Clement died of liver cancer at his home in Nashville on August 8, 2013; he was 82 years old.

Talents : Record Producer, Recording Engineer, Studio Owner, Vocals, Steel Guitar, Guitar, Dobro, Ukulele, Bass Guitar, Film Producer, Poet, Video Maker, "Professional Goofing Offer"

Style musical : Rockabilly, Traditional Country, Outlaw Country

TEN YEARS (1958)




Years in activity :

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1954 SP SHERATON 1002 (US) I Can't Say Nothin' At All / I Think I'll Write A Song
03/1958 SP SUN 291 (US) Ten Years / Your Lover Boy
11/1958 SP SUN 311 (US) Black Haired Man / Wrong
02/1959 SP PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3536 (US) CLEMENT TRAVELERS - The Minstrel Show / Three Little Guitars
09/1959 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7602 (US) Edge Of Town / Whole Lotta Lookin'
01/1963 SP HALL-WAY 45-1912 (US) Time After Time After Time / My Voice Is Changing
01/1963 SP SMASH S-1796 (US) Time After Time After Time / My Voice Is Changing
1963 SP FRATERNITY F-911 (US) Jack CLEMENT & Dale STEVENS - Talking Horses / The Dog Doctor
1965 SP HALL-WAY 1205 (US) Ruby, Are You Mad / Banks Of The Ohio
1965 SP MALA 514 (US) Big Ball In Nashville / What Made The Babies Cry Mama
09/1972 SP JMI 10 (US) The One On The Right Is On The Left / Child That's In The Man
12/1972 SP JMI 14 (US) She Thinks I Still Care / Never Give A Heartache A Place To Grow
1973 SP JMI 20 (US) Steal Away / Precious Lord, Take My Hand
1974 SP JMI 43 (US) The One On The Left Is On The Right / ?
05/1977 SP ELEKTRA E-45397 (US) Just Because You Ask Me To / When I Dream
03/1978 SP ELEKTRA E-45474 (US) We Must Believe In Magic / When I Dream
08/1978 SP ELEKTRA E-45518 (US) It'll Be Her / All I Want To Do In Life
11/1978 SP ELEKTRA E-45547 (US) Gone Girl / There She Goes


1978 LP 12" ELEKTRA 6E-122 (US) ALL I WANT TO DO IN LIFE - Gone Girl  / The Roving Gambler / We Must Believe In Magic / Good Hearted Woman / When I Dream / All I Want To Do In Life / It'll Be Her / There She Goes / Queen Bee / You Ask Me To
09/2004 CD DUALTONE 1187 (US) GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY - Cowboy Jack CLEMENT - No Expectations / Guess Things Happen That Way / There Ain't A Tune / It'll Be Me / S-E-R-I-O-U-S-L-Y / Dreaming My Dreams With You / Every Place I've Ever Been / Trapped In An Old Country Song / Ballad Of A Teenage Queen / Drinking Carrot Juice / Leavin' Is The Lovin' Thing To Do / Off To Join The World
07/2014 CD EMI / I.R.S. B 002106202 (US) For Once and For All - I've Got A Thing About Trains / Got Leaving On Her Mind / Baby Is Gone / Just Between You And Me / Miller's Cave / Let The Chips Fall / Just A Girl I Used To Know / Fools Like Me / I Know One / The Spell Of The Freight Train / Jesus Don't Give Up On Me / The Air Conditioner Song

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