Duo Rockabilly US créé en 1959 et composé de Jim Sundquist (né le 26 Novembre 1937 à Niagara (Wisconsin), décédé le 4 Juin 2013 à Fairfax (Minnesota) et Phil Humphrey (né le 26 Novembre 1937 à Stoughton (Wisconsin)). Les Fendermen se sont séparés en 1964.

US Rockabilly duo created in 1959 and composed of Jim Sundquist (born November 26, 1937 in Niagara (Wisconsin), died June 4, 2013 in Fairfax (Minnesota) and Phil Humphrey (born November 26, 1937 in Stoughton (Wisconsin)).
The story of the Fendermen is one of those too good to be true stories of the business, but true nonetheless. It's one of two guitarists, Jim Sundquist and Phil Humphries, born on the same day and month in two different towns who didn't meet until they were teenagers. Mutually infused with the rock'n'roll bug, they started playing as a duo, naming themselves after the Fender guitars both of them plugged into a single amplifier. One of the songs that always received the biggest response when the duo played live the local bars was a hopped up, rockabilly rendition of Jimmie Rodgers' "Mule Skinner Blues," complete with goofball yodels and hot guitar licks. A local entrepreneur convinced the boys to record it--sans drummer or bassist--and had it pressed up on the local Cuca label in Wisconsin, then it was re-recorded for a Minnesota label, Soma. Inexplicably, the record caught on nationally, zooming up to the Top Ten in 1960. Humphries and Sundquist grabbed a local drummer and hit the road, touring behind their massive hit and eventually recording an entire album before the duo went their separate ways two years later. A one hit wonder group, the Fendermen nonetheless made full blooded, energetic rock'n'roll and provided one of the last gasps of rockabilly in a teen idol infested era.
The Fendermen separated in 1964.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fendermen

Talents : Jim Sundquist : Vocals, Lead Guitar - Phil Humphrey : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Rockabilly

http://youtu.be/qg4okGQG9s8

Mule Skinner Blues (1959)

TORTURE (1960)

Don't You Just Know It (1960)

Beach Party (1960)

BERTHA LOU (1960)

Heartbreakin' Special (1962)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10 20

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

1959 SP CUCA 1003 (US) . Mule Skinner Blues / Janice
05/1960 SP SOMA 1137 (US) . Mule Skinner Blues / Torture (instr.)
1960 EP TOP RANK TEP 133 (SW) FENDERMEN : Mule Skinner Blues / Torture (instr.) / DANTE & The EVERGREENS  : Alley-Oop / The Right Time
08/1960 SP SOMA 1142 (US) . Don't You Just Know It / Beach Party (instr.)
02/1962 SP SOMA 1155 (US) . Heartbreakin' Special / Can't You Wait
1962 SP TOP RANK R.2330 (I) Il Cuore Del Mandriano - Il Cuore Del Mandriano (Heartbreakin Special) / Can't You Wait (Puoi Aspettare?)
1964 SP SOMA 1418 (US) . Muleskinners - Wolfman / Everglades
196? SP SASSY 00284/5 (US) . Popeye (The Fendermen featuring Dave And Izzy) / Don't You Just Know It (Phil Humphrey (The Fendermen)
19?? SP COLLECTABLES COL-3120 . Mule Skinner Blues   (FENDERMEN) / Let's Dance   (Chris MONTEZ)




Unissued Tracks

19?? Unissued - (BeatRocket LP 116 (#17)) Mule Skinner Blues [alt. vers.]
19?? Unissued - (BeatRocket LP 116 (#16)) Torture [alt. vers.]

Need Info

19?? Need info - (Dee Jay Jamboree CD 55020 (#16)) More Than Words Can Tell

Albums

1960 LP 12" SOMA MG-1240 (US) Mule Skinner Blues - Mule Skinner Blues / Torture / Beach Party / Bertha Lou / Honky Tonk (instr.) / Lonesome Road / Don't You Just Know It / Heartbreakin' Special / Jack Of Diamonds / High Noon / Koo-Koo (instr.)/ Caravan (instr.)
1961 LP 12" POINT P-213 (CAN) Mule Skinner Blues - Mule Skinner Blues / Torture / Beach Party / Bertha Lou / Honky Tonk (instr.) / Lonesome Road / Don't You Just Know It / Heartbreakin' Special / Jack Of Diamonds / High Noon / Koo-Koo (instr.)/ Caravan (instr.)
02/1999 CD Dee-Jay DJ-CD 55020 (GER) Mule Skinner Blues - Mule Skinner Blues / Torture / Beach Party / Bertha Lou / Honky Tonk / Lonesome Road / Don't You Just Know It / Heartbreakin' Special / Jack Of Diamonds / High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) / Koo Koo / Caravan / Can't You Wait / Fas-Nacht-Kuechel / Rain Drop / More Than Words Can Tell / Popey / Don't You Just Know It
02/2000 LP 12" BeatRocket BR 116 (US) Mule Skinner Blues - Mule Skinner Blues / Torture / Beach Party / Bertha Lou / Honky Tonk / Lonesome Road / Can't You Wait / Wolfman (The Muleskinners) / Don't You Just Know It / Heartbreakin' Special / Jack Of Diamonds / High Noon / Koo-Koo / Caravan / Everglades (The Muleskinners) / Mule Skinner Blues (alternate take) / Torture (alternate take)
02/2000 CD Plum / Simitar 1404 (US) THE BEST OF THE FENDERMEN - Mule Skinner Blues / Torture / Beach Party / Bertha Lou / Honky Tonk / Lonesome Road / Don't You Just Know It / Heartbreakin' Special / Jack Of Diamonds / High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) / Koo Koo / Caravan / Can't You Wait / Torture / Mule Skinner Blues / Wolfman / Everglades / Ring Of Fire / There Is A Time To Wander / Mule Skinner Blues  / Beach Party 2000 (The Fendermen feat: VIBRO CHAMPS / James SUNDQUIS) / A Sinner's Prayer       

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