Chanteur Country US nť le 2 janvier 1943 ŗ Bronaugh (Missouri).

Best-known for a brief run of country novelty hits in the mid-'70s, Dick Feller was also a songwriter responsible for several hits by other artists, most notably his oftentime writing partner, Jerry Reed. Feller was born in Bronaugh, MO, in 1943, and started performing and writing in his late teens; he moved to Nashville for a brief period, then went to Los Angeles, where he played in a band and made some demos of his songs. He returned to Nashville in 1966, where he worked as a session musician and in touring bands behind Mel Tillis, Skeeter Davis, and others. Eventually, he landed a songwriting contract with Johnny Cash's publishing company, and wrote the singer's 1972 Top Five hit "Any Old Wind That Blows." The following year, Feller's "Lord Mr. Ford" -- originally written for Jimmy Dean -- became a number one hit for Jerry Reed, who quickly signed Feller to his own publishing staff; Reed went on to record numerous Feller compositions, among them "East Bound and Down" and "I'm Just a Redneck in a Rock and Roll Bar." Meanwhile, Feller also landed a record deal of his own with United Artists, and released his debut single, "Biff, the Friendly Purple Bear," in 1973. 1974 was his best year as a solo artist, bringing two hits in "Makin' the Best of a Bad Situation" and the Top Ten "The Credit Card Song"; his final chart entry came with 1975's "Uncle Hiram and the Homemade Beer." Even if Feller had an obvious penchant for novelty humor, he could also play it straight, as evidenced by John Denver's 1981 hit version of the ballad "Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone)." In 1977, Feller and Reed collaborated on material for the hit film Smokey and the Bandit, which gave Feller his biggest exposure ever. He recorded only sporadically after that, drifting out of the music business after a self-titled 1984 album on the small Audiograph label.

Talents : Songwriter, Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Country-Pop, Country Comedy

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Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

11/1972 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-50984 (US) The Sum Of Marcie's Blues / Old Wind That Blows
04/1973 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-XW236 (US) Daisy Hill / Any Old Wind That Blows
10/1973 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-XW316 (US) Biff, The Friendly Purple Bear / Goodbye California
04/1974 SP ASYLUM 11037 (US) Makin' The Best Of A Bad Situation / She's Taken A Gentle Lover
08/1974 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-XW535 (US) The Credit Card Song / Just Short Of The Line
11/1974 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-XW574 (US) Biff, The Friendly Purple Bear / Goodbye California
11/1974 SP ASYLUM E-45220 (US) Cry For Lori / Doin' The Best I Can
03/1975 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-XW622 (US) An Old Wind That Blows / Goodbye California
11/1975 SP ASYLUM E-45290 (US) Let It Ride / Uncle Hiram And The Homemade Beer
03/1976 SP ASYLUM E-45306 (US) Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone) / Doin' The Best I Can
1980 SP UNITED ARTISTS XW 1357 (US) The Credit Card Song / Biff, The Friendly Purple Bear
01/1983 SP AUDIOGRAPH AG-45-461 (US) Instant Glue / (I Love You) What Can I Say

Albums

1973 LP 12" UNITED ARTISTS UA-LA094-F (US) DICK FELLER WROTE... - The Sum Of Marcie's Blues / Lord Mr. Ford / Daisy Hill / Just Short Of The Line / Nobody Rides A Train / The Thing That Kept Me Goin' / Orleans Parish Prison / Jerico Springs / Biff, The Friendly Purple Bear / Any Old Wind That Blows / Goodbye California
1974 LP 12" UNITED ARTISTS UA-LA349-F (US) DICK FELLER WROTE... - The Credit Card Song / The Sum Of Marcie's Blues / Daisy Hill / Lord Mr. Ford / Just Short Of The Line / Nobody Rides A Train / Biff, The Friendly Purple Bear / The Thing That Kept Me Goin' / Orleans Parish Prison / Jerico Springs / Any Old Wind That Blows  / Goodbye California
08/1974 LP 12" ASYLUM CM-1 (US) NO WORD ON ME - No Word On Me / She's Taken A Gentle Lover / Makin' The Best Of A Bad Situation / Orphan Of The Road / My Baby Ran Off With A Coal Miner (And All I Got Was The Shaft) / Cry For Lori / The Lady Is A Woman / Janie And The Satin Gown / Doin' The Best I Can / The Wrong Side Of Her Door / Too Late For The Trains / No Word On Me (instr.)
12/1975 LP 12" ASYLUM CM-4 (US) SOME DAYS ARE DIAMONDS - Money, Trouble And Love / Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone) / Louie - Don't Give Up On Me / Richard's Slide Blues / One Sweet Reason / Uncle Hiram And The Homemade Beer / More Or Less / A Room For A Boy - Never Used / Diedel Gypsy / Texas Katey / Let It Ride
1984 LP 12" AUDIOGRAPH AA-6014 (US) AUDIOGRAPH ALIVE - The Sum Of Marcieís Blues / Some Days Are Diamonds / Makiní The Best Of A Bad Situation / Any Old Wind That Blows / Instant Glue / Good Head Of Steam / Biff, The Friendly Purple Bear / Credit Card Song / Lord, Mr. Ford / (I Love You) What Can I Say
2001 CD CYBERSONIC ? (US) CENTAUR OF ATTENTION - Alimony / I Just Donít Look Good Naked Anymore / The New Credit Card Song / Lord, Mr. Ford / Makiní The Best Of A Bad Situation / Uncle Hiram And The Homemade Beer / Instant Glue / Cold Showers / The Coin Machine / Big Money / The Night Miss Nancy Annís Hotel For Single Girls Burned Down / Buddy, Can You Spare A Condo / Angel Wings / Good Help Is Hard To Find / Who Do You Do What To In Your Dreams / Biff, The Friendly Purple Bear

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