Chanteur Rock 'n' Roll US né le 5 Mars 1938 ŕ St. Albans (New York).

"Roses Are Red, My Love" is the song everyone remembers from Paul Evans the songwriter. The man has enjoyed just as lengthy a career as a singer, easily qualifying for the list of entertainers who have been active in the music business for more than half a century. ¨Evans would have a hard time remembering when music was not an important part of his life, as his entire family was apparently deeply involved, if not prosperous financially as a result. His father had to sell his own flute to get money to buy his son a guitar, the family legend goes. The investment more than paid off, something that also could be said for the time his mother put in teaching the lad piano.
It was his oldest sister that taught him to play guitar, however, corrupting him with folk music and hootenannies. Evans performed in his high school years, got a scholarship to Columbia University and promptly set up his own radio show featuring the folk sound. While his scholarship had been in engineering, there was less chance of him pursuing this field as each day dawned. His early career days were spent crooning in small clubs and aboard a cruise ship. Evans began to score hit records in the early '60s, including "Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat", "Happy-Go-Lucky Me" and "Hushabye, Little Guitar". He came up with another hit in 1979 with "Hello, This Is Joannie".
His activities as a songwriter easily pass up this perfectly respectable track record. Besides the previously mentioned smash for Bobby Vinton, itself the subject of a bouquet of cover versions, there was also a timely hit for the Kalin Twins entitled "When", a series of donations to the cause of Elvis Presley including "Something Blue" and "I Gotta Know" and many other songs for Jackie Wilson, Frankie Lymon, Fabian, the Coasters, and later Reba McEntire. When hits were not popping into his head he has kept busy with music for commercials and industrial films and any other spot where a musical theme might be inserted. One example of this craftsmanship is the CBS This Morning theme.
There was a lacklustre attempt to launch him as a film peformer during the days of his first record hits, but he continued to act later in his career on television soap operas. The '90s were a good decade in terms of renewed interest in his work, such as a retrospective CD entitled Paul Evans: the Fabulous Teens and Beyond, released in 1995.
His own recording of the self-satirizing "Willie's Sung With Everyone (But Me)" was released on Willie Nelson's 22 Legendary duos CD. Evans' own recording of "Happy-Go-Lucky Me" is the theme of the John Waters' film entitled Pecker, released in 1998. Following a period working with a Vocals jazz quintet called Group 5ive, Evans returned to his earlier material, classified now as oldies, creating a series of new recordings of his hits.

http://paulevans.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Evans_(musician)

Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll, Brill Building Pop, Classical, Rockabilly, Comedy, Novelty, Early Pop, Rock, Comedy, Spoken, Teen Idols

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1cjaheraq8

WHAT DO YOU KNOW (1957)

SEVEN LITTLE GIRLS (SITTIN' IN THE BACK SEAT) (1959)

HAPPY GO LUCKY ME (1960)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

01/1957 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6806 (US) . What Do You Know / Dorothy
05/1957 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6924 (US) . Looking For A Sweetie / Any Little Thing
08/1957 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6992 (US) . Caught / Poor Broken Heart
07/1958 SP DECCA 9-30680 (US) . I Think About You All The Time / Oh! No
1959 SP ATCO 45-6138 (US) . At My Party / Beat Generation
09/1959 SP GUARANTEED 200 (US) . Seven Little Girls (Sittin' In The Back Seat) / Worshipping An Idol (with the CURLS)
1960 SP ATCO 6170 (US) . Long Gone / Mickey, My Love
04/1960 SP GUARANTEED GU 205 (US) . Midnite Special / Since I Met You Baby
04/1960 SP GUARANTEED 208 (US) . Happy Go Lucky Me / Fish In The Ocean (Bubbly Bum Bum)
1962 SP LONDON 45-HL 9129 (DK) Happy Go Lucky Me / Fish In The Ocean (Bubbly Bum Bum)
07/1960 SP GUARANTEED 210 (US) . The Brigade Of Broken Dreams / Twins
09/1960 SP GUARANTEED 213 (US) . Hushaby Little Guitar / Blind Boy
02/1961 SP CARLTON 539 (US) . Show Folk / I Love To Make Love To You
03/1961 SP CARLTON 543 (US) . After The Hurricane / Not Me
06/1961 SP CARLTON 554 (US) . This Pullover / Just Because I Love You
08/1961 SP CARLTON 558 (US) . Sisal Twine / Over The Mountain, Across The Sea
1961 SP 33 t. CARLTON ST 130-1 (stereo Jukebox) (US) . Wearing Of The Green / Kevin Barry
1961 SP 33 t. CARLTON ST 130-2 (stereo Jukebox) (US) . Golden Vanity / Tzena Tzena
1961 SP 33 t. CARLTON ST 130-3 (stereo Jukebox) (US) . Wee Cooper O'Fife / The Bomb
1961 SP 33 t. CARLTON ST 130-4 (stereo Jukebox) (US) . Mister Hangman / British Grenadiers
1961 SP 33 t. CARLTON ST 130-5 (stereo Jukebox) (US) . Wayfarin' Stranger / Poor Boy
06/1962 SP KAPP K-473X (US) . Feelin' No Pain / A Picture Of You
10/1962 SP KAPP K-486X (US) . D-Darling / Gonna Build A Mountain
11/1962 SP KAPP K-499X (US) . Gilding The Lily / The Bell That Couldn't Jingle
1962 EP LONDON RE-R 1349 (UK) A Picture of You / Feelin' No Pain / Gonna Build a Mountain / D-Darling
03/1963 SP KAPP K-520X (US) . We've Got Something On You / What Are The Lips Of Janet
04/1963 SP KAPP K-527X (US) . Ten Thousand Tears / Even Tan
11/1963 SP KAPP K-567X (US) . I'm Gonna Build A Girl / Two Different Things
10/1964 SP EPIC 5-9726 (US) . Paul & Mimi EVANS - Bewitched / I Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself
12/1964 SP EPIC 5-9751 (US) . Gina Marina Petunia / Little Miss Tease
08/1965 SP EPIC 9842 (US) . Always Thinking Of The Roses / I Wonder What To Do
02/1968 SP COLUMBIA 4-44472 (US) . One Red Rose / Bound To Silence
1971 SP LAURIE 3571 (US) . Think Summer / For Old Times Sake
1971 SP LAURIE 3581 (US) . The Man In The Rowboat / Here We Go 'Round Again
1972 SP RANWOOD 928 (US) . Try It, You'll Like It / We Liked It
1973 SP LAURIE 3614 (US) . Natural Cotton - Natural Man / Natural Cotton - Natural Man (instr.)
07/1973 SP DOT DOA-17463 (US) . Do You Remember / That's What Loving You Is All About
1974 SP MERCURY 73499 (US) . But I Was Born In New York City / Just As Long As You Are There
1975 SP MERCURY 73650 (US) . All My Children / Move In With Me
1975 SP BIG TREE 16050 (US) . Happy Birthday, America / You Made Me Over
1977 SP MUSICOR MUS-6305 (US) . If I Had My Life To Live Over / Roses Are Red Medley
06/1978 SP SPRING SP-183 (US) . Hello, This Is Joannie / Lullaby Tissue Paper Company
1978 SP POLYDOR 2066932 (GER) Hello, This Is Joannie / Lullaby Tissue Paper Company
1978 SP SPRING SP-187 (US) . Down At The Bluebird / I'm Givin' Up My Baby
1979 SP SPRING SP-193 (US)  . Disneyland Daddy / Build An Ark
1979 SP SPRING 39 (UK) . What's A Nice Guy Like Me Doing In A Place Like This / Build An Ark
1979 SP GOLDISC G 3067 (US) . Seven Little Girls (Sittin' In The Back Seat) / Happy Go Lucky Me
1979 SP CINNAMON IRDA 580 (US) Good Neighbor / An Angel With A Broken Wing
1980 SP CINNAMON IRDA 604 (US) . One Night Led To Two / Hangin' Out And Hangin' In
1993 EP GARDEN OF EDEN 2100 (US) WILLIE'S SUNG WITH EVERYONE (BUT ME) - Willie's Sung With Everyone (But Me) / Santa's Stuck Up In The Chimney / The Beautiful Grass Of Kentucky / The Yodelin' Jazzman
199? SP COLLECTABLES COL 3069 (US) . Midnite Special / Seven Little Girls (Sittin' In The Back Seat)
11/2006 CD ORCHARD 106328 (US) Santa's Stuck Up In The Chimney [main] / Santa's Stuck Up In The Chimney [extended Holiday mix] / Santa's Stuck Up In The Chimney [karaoke and TV mix]









Albums

02/1960 LP 12" GUARANTEED GUL-1000 (mono) / GUS-1000 (stereo) (US) PAUL EVANS SINGS THE FABULOUS TEENS - I'm In Love Again / Hambone Rock / Over The Mountain, Across The Sea / Tutti Frutti / Butterfly / Midnite Special / Slippin' And Slidin' / Honey Love / I'm Walkin' / Since I Met You Baby / 60 Minute Man / The Fool
1960 LP 12" LONDON LP 2248 (UK) PAUL EVANS SINGS THE FABULOUS TEENS - Seven Little Girls / Slippin' And Slidin' / I'm Walkin' / Butterfly / Since I Met You Baby / 60 Minute Man / I'm In Love Again / Over The Mountain, Across The Sea / The Fool / Honey Love / Hambone Rock / Tutti Frutti / Midnite Special / Worshipping An Idol
1961 LP 12" CARLTON STP 12/129 (mono) / STLP 12/129 (stereo) (US) HEAR PAUL EVANS IN YOUR HOME TONIGHT - Seven Little Girls / Happy-Go-Lucky-Me / Blind Boy / Why / Long Live Love / Worshipping An Idol / The Brigade Of Broken Hearts / Twins / Fire In My Soul
Fish In The Ocean / King Of Broken Hearts / Hushabye, Little Guitar
1961 LP 12" CARLTON STP 12/130 (mono) / STLP 12/130 (stereo) (US) FOLKS SONGS ON MANY LANDS - Passing Through / Wee Cooper O'Fife / Buckeye Jim / Kevin Barry / Tzena Tzena / Los Cuatros Generales / Mister Hangman / British Grenadiers / Wayfarin' Stranger / Wearing Of The Green / Colorado Trail / Samuel Hall / Golden Vanity / Pig And The Inebriate / The Bomb / Crucified My Lord / Poor Boy
1964 LP 12" KAPP KL-1346 (mono) / KS-3346 (stereo) (US) 21 YEARS IN A TENNESSEE JAIL - PAUL EVANS & THE ROCKY MOUNT RAMBLERS - Ninety-Nine Years / Shackles And Chains / The Prisoner's Song / Another Town - Another Jail / Allentown Jail / I Got Stripes / Twenty-One Years / In The Jailhouse Now / Marie, Marie / Betty & Dupree's Blues / Columbus Stockade Blues / John Hardy
1966 LP 12" KAPP KL-1475 (mono) / KS-3475 (stereo) (US) ANOTHER TOWN, ANOTHER JAIL - Ninety-Nine Years / Shackles And Chains / The Prisoner's Song / Another Town - Another Jail / Allentown Jail / I Got Stripes - Twenty-One Years / In The Jailhouse Now / Marie, Marie / Betty And Duprees Blues / Columbus Stockade Blues / John Hardy
1979 LP 12" SPRING POLS1008 (US) HELLO, THIS IS PAUL EVANS - Build An Ark / Rosemarie / Hello, This Is Joannie / Disneyland Daddy / Half Man, Half Music / What's A Nice Guy Like Me Doing In A Place Like This? / Lullaby Tissue Paper Company / Mack The Knife / I'm Giving Up My Baby / The First Time I've Had Second Thoughts
1992 CD GLOBE CD 1000/7 (NL) COLLECTORS GOLD, VOLUME 5 - PAUL EVANS SINGS THE FABULOUS TEENS - I'm In Love Again / Hambone Rock / Over The Mountain Across The Sea / Tutti Frutti / Butterfly / Midnight Special / Slippin' And Slidin' / Honey Love / I'm Walkin' / Since I Met You Baby / Sixty Minute Man / The Fool / Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat [with The CURLS] / Happy Go Lucky Me / Hushabye Little Guitar / Why / At My Party / After The Hurricane / Fish In The Ocean
01/1996 CD ACE 551(UK) THE FABULOUS TEENS AND BEYOND - Midnite Special / Hushabye, Little Guitar / I'm In Love Again / Hambone Rock / Over The Mountain, Across The Sea /Tutti Frutti / Butterfly / Slippin' And Slidin'
Honey Love / I'm Walkin' / Since I Met You Baby / 60 Minute Man / The Fool / Seven Little Girls / Worshipping An Idol / Happy-Go-Lucky-Me / Fish In The Ocean / The Brigade Of Broken Hearts / Blind Boy / Twins / After The Hurricane / Just Because I Love You / Show Folk / Why / Roses Are Red / Disneyland Daddy / Willie's Sung With Everyone (But Me) / Hello, This Is Joannie
11/1998 CD S-STAR 1214 (US) I WAS PART OF THE 50'S - I Was Part Of The 50's / Seven Little Girls / Midnite Special / Honey Love
Happy-Go-Lucky-Me / The Brigade Of Broken Hearts / After The Hurricane / Hushabye, Little Guitar / Happy Birthday, America / Hello, This Is Joannie / Hangin' Out And Hangin' In / Bye Bye Love / Willie's Sung With Everyone (But Me) / I Gotta Know (live) / What Do You Know? / Roses Are Red / When / Interview and Reprise of  "I Was a Part of the 50's"
2002 CD WIZWORKS WW1110CD (US) ROSES ARE RED, MY LOVE - Build An Ark / To Make You Feel My Love / Dot-Com Blues / Roses Are Red (My Love) / Rosemaria / When / By An Oleander Tree / Hangin' Out And Hangin' In / Good Neighbor / Angel with A Broken Wing / Weekend Daddy / Amazing Grace
04/2003 CD SANCTUARY CRRCD715 (US) HAPPY GO LUCKY ME - THE PAUL EVANS SONGBOOK - What Do You Know / Cry, Baby, Cry, / Good Good Thing / Seven Little Girls (Sitting in the Back Seat) / Since I Met You Baby / 60 Minute Man / Midnight Special / The Fool / Happy-Go-Lucky Me / Twins / Hushabye, Little GUitar / This Pullover / If I Had My Live To Live Over / Hello, This Is Joannie / I Gotta Know / When / If There Were No Moon / Johnny Will / Something Blue / Roses Are Red (My Love) / Worried Guy / You Won't See Me Anymore / Happiness Is / The Next Step Is Love / Tender Moments / Quiet Desperation / Stuart Coleman Interview / I Was a Part of the 50's
2004 CD PAUL EVANS ? (US) LOSING TIME - Cup A Joe / Dancing On The Edge / Waiting (For You) / Don't Give Up / Losing Time / Can't Sleep On The Clouds / Little Rubber Ducks / One Last Chance
05/2013 CD ACE 1367 (UK) FOLK SONGS OF MANY LANDS / 21 YEARS IN A TENNESSEE JAIL - Passing Through / Wee Cooper O'Fife / Buckeye Jim / Kevin Barry / Tzena Tzena / Los Cuatros Generales / Mister Hangman / British Grenadiers / Wayfarin' Stranger / Wearing Of The Green / Colorado Trail / Samuel Hall / Golden Vanity / Pig And The Inebriate / The Bomb / Crucified My Lord / Poor Boy / Ninety-Nine Years / Shackles And Chains / The Prisoner's Song / Another Town - Another Jail / Allentown Jail / I Got Stripes / Twenty-One Years / In The Jailhouse Now / Marie, Marie / Betty & Dupree's Blues / Columbus Stockade Blues / John Hardy / Midnite Special

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