Chanteuse Country US née Mary Joan Katt, le 27 Octobre 1924 à Bloomington (Illinois).  Bonnie Lou a enregistré pour King et Fraternity Records. Elle fut une chanteuse régulière sur le Midwestern Hayride (WLW, Cincinnati, Ohio) en 1956.

Country and rockabilly performer Bonnie Lou was born Mary Jo Kath in Talawanda, IL, on October 27, 1924. The signal from Chicago's AM powerhouse WLS reached loud and clear into central Illinois, and Bonnie grew up listening to Prairie Ramblers recordings featuring the yodeling cowgirl Vocalss of Patsy Montana. Mary also learned to yodel, both through those old records and the influence of her Swiss grandmother. She also studied violin and guitar as a child. By 16, Mary was singing on a radio show in Bloomington, IL; two years later, she was performing as Sally Carson with the Brush Creek Follies radio variety show, airing each Saturday from KMBC in Kansas City. The Brush Creek Follies program was regularly broadcast nationwide through the Columbia radio network. This valuable exposure led Mary to WLW in Ohio, where station exec Bill McLuskey hired her as a singer and yodeler with his Midwestern Hayride country & western radio program. McLuskey also christened Mary with the Bonnie Lou moniker. While with the Hayride, Bonnie performed regularly with the Girls of the Golden West, a cowboy yodeling combo she used to hear on WLS as a child.
While a few of her radio performances were cut to acetate and eventually released, it wasn't until the 1950s that Bonnie had any real success as a recording artist. Signing with the local Cincinnati label King in 1953, Bonnie had hits with "Tennessee Wig Walk" and "Seven Lonely Days," which both broke the Top Ten on the country charts. When the rockabilly sound hit, Bonnie recorded "Daddy-O" for King; the single went to number 14 on the Billboard charts in 1955-1956. The Rusty York duet "Lah Dee Dah" followed in 1958. After another uneventful York duet, Bonnie left King for another Cinci local, Fraternity. There she released several singles, though none found the success her early work for King had. Bonnie also continued to work with the Midwestern Hayride, which by this point had spun off the television program Louisiana Hayride. She eventually retired from the business and settled in Cincinnati with her husband, Mort.
Bonnie's choice to work and live in Cincinnati prevented her from finding the nationwide fame that a contract with RCA or another big label would have. However, she was a prime mover in the first days of rockabilly, and has seen many of her early recordings reissued on niche labels like Bear Family and WestSide, which issued the definitive collection of her King years with 2000's Doin' the Tennessee Wig Walk.

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Talents : Singer, Yodeler, Guitar, Fiddle

Style musical : Singing Cowboy, Yodeling, Contemporary Country

Seven Lonely Days (1953)

Tweedle Dee (1955)

Old Faithful And True Love (1955)

Daddy-O (1955)

Miss The Love (1956)

One Track Love (1956)

Kit 'n' Kaboodle (1957)

LA DEE DAH (1958) (Bonnie & Rusty)

Friction Heat (1958)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

03/1953 78 t. KING 1192 (US) . Seven Lonely Days / Just Out Of Reach
03/1953 SP KING 1192 (US) . Seven Lonely Days / Just Out Of Reach
04/1953 78 t. KING 1213 (US) . Scrap Of Paper / Dancin' With Someone
04/1953 SP KING 1213 (US) . Scrap Of Paper / Dancin' With Someone
07/1953 78 t. KING 1237 (US) . Tennessee Wig Walk / Hand Me Down Heart
07/1953 SP KING 1237 (US) . Tennessee Wig Walk / Hand Me Down Heart
11/1953 78 t. KING 1272 (US) . Papaya Mama / Since You Said Goodbye
11/1953 SP KING 1272 (US) . Papaya Mama / Since You Said Goodbye
11/1953 78 t. KING 1279 (US) . Lonesome Lover / I Turn To You
11/1953 SP KING 45-1279 (US) . Lonesome Lover / I Turn To You
03/1954 78 t. KING 1318 (US) . Welcome Mat / Don't Stop Kissin' Me Goodnight
03/1954 SP KING 1318 (US) . Welcome Mat / Don't Stop Kissin' Me Goodnight
04/1954 78 t. KING 1341 (US) . Huckleberry Pie / No One
04/1954 SP KING 1341 (US) . Huckleberry Pie / No One
08/1954 78 t. KING 1365 (US) . Wait For Me Darling / Blue Tennessee Rain
08/1954 SP KING 1365 (US) . Wait For Me Darling / Blue Tennessee Rain
08/1954 78 t. KING 1373 (US) . Two Step-Side Step / Please Don't Laugh When I Cry
08/1954 SP KING 1373 (US) . Two Step-Side Step / Please Don't Laugh When I Cry
1954 78 t. KING 1384 (US)  . Two Step Side Step / Please Don't Laugh When I Cry
1954 SP KING 1384 (US) . Two Step Side Step / Please Don't Laugh When I Cry
1954 EP KING KEP-335 (US) Bonnie Lou Sings - Tennessee Wig-Walk / Two Step-Side Step / Seven Lonely Days / Please Don't Laugh When I Cry
01/1955 78 t. KING 1414 (US)  . Tennessee Mambo / Train Whistle Blues
01/1955 SP KING 1414 (US) . Tennessee Mambo / Train Whistle Blues
02/1955 78 t. KING 1436 (US)  . Tweedle Dee / The Finger Of Suspicion
02/1955 SP KING 45-1436 (US) . Tweedle Dee / The Finger Of Suspicion
03/1955 78 t. KING 1445 (US) . A Rusty Old Halo / Danger, Heartbreak Ahead
03/1955 SP KING 45-1445 (US) . A Rusty Old Halo / Danger, Heartbreak Ahead
06/1955 78 t. KING 1476 (US) . Old Faithful And True Love / Drop Me A Line
06/1955 SP KING 45-1476 (US) . Old Faithful And True Love / Drop Me A Line
10/1955 78 t. KING 4835 (US) . Daddy-O / Dancing In My Socks
10/1955 SP KING 45-4835 (US) . Daddy-O / Dancing In My Socks
1955 EP ODEON MOE 2026 (F) Tweedle Dee / The Finger Of Suspicion / Tennessee Mambo / Train Whistle Blues
01/1956 78 t. KING 1506 (US) . Miss The Love / Barnyard Hop
01/1956 SP KING 45-1506 (US) . Miss The Love / Barnyard Hop
01/1956 78 t. KING 4864 (US) . Miss The Love / Daddy-O
01/1956 SP KING 45-4864 (US) . Miss The Love / Daddy-O
02/1956 78 t. KING 4895 (US) . Little Miss Bobby Sox / Beyond The Shadows Of A Doubt
02/1956 SP KING 45-4895 (US) . Little Miss Bobby Sox / Beyond The Shadows Of A Doubt
03/1956 78 t. KING 4900 (US) . Bo Weevil / Chaperone
03/1956 SP KING 45-4900 (US) . Bo Weevil / Chaperone
04/1956 78 t. KING 4919 (US) . Huckleberry Pie / No One
04/1956 SP KING 45-4919 (US) . Huckleberry Pie / No One
07/1956 78 t. KING 4948 (US) . One Track Love / No Rock 'n' Roll Tonight
07/1956 SP KING 45-4948 (US) . One Track Love / No Rock 'n' Roll Tonight
1957 78 t. KING 5009 (US) . I Want You / Easy Love Easy Kisses
1957 SP KING 45-5009 (US) . I Want You / Easy Love Easy Kisses
04/1957 78 t. KING 5033 (US) . Kit 'n' Kaboodle / Takes Two
04/1957 SP KING 45-5033 (US) . Kit 'n' Kaboodle / Takes Two
07/1957 78 t. KING 5063 (US) . Teenage Wedding / Runnin' Away
07/1957 SP KING 45-5063 (US) . Teenage Wedding / Runnin' Away
1957 78 t. KING 5094 (US) . I'm Available / Waiting In Vain
1957 SP KING 45-5094 (US) . I'm Available / Waiting In Vain
01/1958 78 t. KING 5110 (US) . BONNIE & RUSTY - La Dee Dah / Let The School Bell Ring, Ding A Ling
01/1958 SP KING 45-5110 (US) . BONNIE & RUSTY - La Dee Dah / Let The School Bell Ring, Ding A Ling
1958 SP FRATERNITY F-808 (US) . No One Ever Lost More / Have You Ever Be Lonely
06/1958 SP FRATERNITY F-812 (US) . Friction Heat / I Give My Love To You
1958 EP KING 389 (US) DADDY-O - Daddy-O / Chaperon / Miss The Love / Barnyard Hop
11/1960 SP KING 45-5425 (US) . Tweedle Dee / Daddy-O
1962 SP TODD 45-1073 (US) . Be Tender / 24 Hours Of Loneliness
1964 SP KING 45-5865 (US) . Tennessee Wig Walk / Seven Lonely Days
1975 SP KING KG 513 (US) . Tennessee Wig Walk / Daddy-O
1979 SP GUSTO GT4-2036 (US) . Tennessee Wig Walk / Daddy-O








Albums

1958 LP 12" KING 595 (US) BONNIE LOU SINGS - Tennessee Wig-Walk / Teen Age Wedding / Papaya Mama / The Texas Polka / I'm Available / Seven Lonely Days / Waiting In Vain / Runnin' Away / Daddy-O / No Rock 'n' Roll Tonight / Tennessee Mambo / No Heart At All / Dancin' In My Socks / Bo-Weevil / Miss The Love (That I've Been Dreaming Of) / Little Miss Bobby Sox
1971 LP 12" Wrayco WSLP-217 (US) Raining Down Happiness - Raining Down Happiness / Stand By Your Man / My Treasure / Seven Lonely Days / There's Been More Sun Than Rain / Tender Side Of Me / No One Will Ever Know / If You Get Close Enough / Sweet Seasons / My Kind Of Song / Tennessee Wigwalk / This Is For You
05/2000 CD WESTSIDE 102 (UK) DOIN' THE TENNESSEE WIG WALK - Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Empty Arms) / Seven Lonely Days / Dancin' With Someone / Tennessee Wig Walk / Pa-Paya Mama / Don't Stop Kissing Me Goodnight / Huckleberry Pie (take 1) / Blue Tennessee Rain / Two Step, Side Step / Train Whistle Blues / Tennessee Mambo / Drop Me A Line / Tweedle Dee (take 1) / Daddy-O / The Barnyard Hop / Dancing In My Socks / Lonesome Lover / Little Miss Bobby Sox / No Rock'n'Roll Tonight / Bo Weevil / I Want You / Kit'n'Kaboodle (take 1) / Teenage Wedding / La Dee Dah / Kit'n'Kaboodle (take 2 - master) / Tweedle Dee (take 3 - master)
12/2005 CD BACM 130 (UK)

Danger! Heartbreak Ahead - Just Out Of Reach / Tell The World / Darling Why / No One / Please Don't Laugh When I Cry / Old Faithful And True Love / Finger Of Suspicion Points At You / Wait For Me Darling / Tennessee Wig Walk / Scrap Of Paper / No Heart At All / Texas Polka / Hand Me Down Heart / Danger! Heartbreak Ahead / A Rusty Old Halo / Welcome Mat / Miss The Love I've Been Dreaming Of  / Since You Said Goodbye / Seven Lonely Days / Blue Tennessee Rain / Two Step Side Step / Huckleberry Pie / Train Whistle Blues / Tweedle Dee

2009 CD Great Voices Of The Century GVC 1004 (UK) Friction Heat (1953-58) - Tennessee Wig Walk / Hand-Me-Down Heart / Seven Lonely Days / Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms) / No Heart At All / Welcome Mat / Don't Stop Kissing Me Goodnight / No One / Huckleberry Pie / Please Don't Laugh When I Cry / Two Step - Side Step / Wait For Me, Darling / Darling, Why? / Train Whistle Blues / Finger Of Suspicion / Tweedle Dee / Drop Me A Line / Old, Faithful And True Love / Miss The Love I've Been Dreaming Of / The Barnyard Hop / Daddy-O / Dancing In My Socks / Little Miss Bobby Sox / Bo Weevil / Lonesome Lover / One Track Love / I Want You / Kit 'N' Kaboodle / La Dee Dah / No One Ever Lost More / Have You Ever Been Lonely? / Friction Heat

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