Chanteur et compositeur US né le 31 Mars 1934 à Durham (Caroline du Nord). John D. Loudermilk a débuté en 1955 comme compositeur et a travaillé avec George Hamilton IV, Eddie Cochran, les Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, les Nashville Teens, etc... John a aussi chanté, mais complexé par un physique ingrat, il cesse de se produire au début des années soixante, malgré une voix très belle. A partir de cette période, John D.Loudermilk est devenu l'un des plus grands compositeur US. Il a aussi enregistré sous le nom de "Johnny Dee" et de "Ebe Sneezer".C
John D. Loudermilk est mort le 21 Septembre 2016 à Christiana (Tennessee).

Although his music isn't exactly weird, John D. Loudermilk is one of the weirdest figures of early rock & roll. Much more famous as a songwriter than a performer (although he made plenty of records), his material was incredibly erratic. He could range from the most mindless, sappy pop to a hard-bitten, bluesy tune that rang with as much authentic grit as a Mississippi Delta blues classic. That tune was "Tobacco Road," and if he'd written nothing else, Loudermilk would have been worth a footnote in any history of popular music.
Loudermilk wrote plenty of other songs, though, in a lengthy career that saw him straddling the fields of rock, pop, and country. Originally striving to be a performer in a very mild pop/rockabilly style, he found his first success as a songwriter, when George Hamilton IV took "A Rose and a Baby Ruth" into the Top Ten in 1956. Recording as Johnny Dee, Loudermilk made a few singles for the small Colonial label in North Carolina. The best and most successful of these was "Sittin' in the Balcony," which made the Top 40 in 1957. Eddie Cochran's cover, based closely on Loudermilk's version (though performed witz more force and style), stole most of Johnny Dee's thunder when it outsold the original by a wide margin, making the Top 20.
Johnny Dee changed his name back to John Loudermilk when he signed with Columbia in 1958, and also decided to concentrate on songwriting when he relocated to Nashville, eventually working for Chet Atkins at RCA. Although Loudermilk had a pleasantly passable voice, his early records aren't worth much, often purveying material that was mindlessly lightweight or, worse, idiotically humorous ("Asiatic Flu"). "Tobacco Road" was a different story -- a stark, stomping tale of hard-bitten Southern poverty, it had a strong blues flavor that was virtually absent from most of his material. It took a one-shot British Invasion group, the Nashville Teens, to fully realize the song's menace in their magnificent, hard rocking 1964 cover, which made the U.S. Top 20. The song was also covered by Lou Rawls, the Jefferson Airplane, Edgar Winter, and others.
"Tobacco Road" was far from Loudermilk's only success. In the late '50s and early '60s, he supplied material for country stars, teen idols, and pop/rock singers, including "Waterloo" (Stonewall Jackson), "Angela Jones" (Johnny Ferguson), "Ebony Eyes" (the Everly Brothers), "Norman" (Sue Thompson), and "Abilene" (George Hamilton IV). In the mid-'60s, he was briefly in vogue in Britain: the Nashville Teens did both "Tobacco Road" and "Google Eyes" (the latter of which was a hit in the U.K., though a flop stateside), and Marianne Faithfull had a British hit with the moody "This Little Bird."
Loudermilk continued to record on his own, though more as an afterthought than a specialty, reserving most of his focus for writing songs for other performers. Much of his material followed a faint-hearted, goofy pop/novelty thread, which made his somber efforts seem all the more incongruous. His last big songwriting success was another of his serious-minded tunes, "Indian Reservation," which topped the charts for Paul Revere & the Raiders in 1971 (it had previously been a hit for British singer Don Fardon). He withdrew from professional activities to spend most of the '80s and '90s studying ethnomusicology.
John D. Loudermilk is dead September 21,  2016 à Christiana (Tennessee).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D._Loudermilk

Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Trumpet, Saxophone, Trombone, Bass Drum, Ukulele, Guitar, Harmonica, StandUp Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Cornet, Organ

Style musical : Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll, Traditional Country, Country-Pop

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Sittin' In The Balcony (1957) (Johnny Dee)

It's Gotta Be You (1957) (Johnny Dee with The Bluenotes)

That's All I've Got (1957) (Ebe Sneezer & His Epidemics)

Asiatic Flu (1957) (Ebe Sneezer & His Epidemics)

YEARBOOK (1958) (John D. Loudermilk)

Susie's House (1958) (John D. Loudermilk)

GOIN' AWAY TO SCHOOL (1958) (John D. Loudermilk)

TOBACCO ROAD (1960) (John D. Loudermilk)

Language Of Love (1961) (John D. Loudermilk)

Bad News (1963) (John D. Loudermilk)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

02/1957 SP COLONIAL 45-CR-430 (US) Johnny DEE featuring Joe TANNER On Guitar - A-Plus In Love / Sittin' In The Balcony
06/1957 SP COLONIAL 45-CR-433 (US) . Johnny DEE with The BLUENOTES - Teenage Queen / It's Gotta Be You
08/1957 SP COLONIAL 45-CR-435 (US) . Johnny DEE & Chorus - In My Single Way / 1000 Concrete Blocks
10/1957 SP COLONIAL 45-CR-436 (US) . Ebe SNEEZER & His EPIDEMICS - That's All I've Got / Asiatic Flu
11/1957 SP COLONIAL 45-CR-722 (US) . Johnny DEE with The BLUENOTES- They Were Right / Somebody Sweet
02/1958 SP DOT 45-15699 (US) . Johnny DEE with The BLUENOTES - They Were Right / Somebody Sweet
04/1958 SP COLUMBIA 4-41165 (US) Yearbook / Susie's House
07/1958 SP COLUMBIA 4-41209 (US) . Yo-Yo / Lover's Lane
09/1958 SP COLUMBIA 4-41247 (US) . Goin' Away To School / This Cold War With You
10/1959 SP COLUMBIA 4-41507 (US) . The Happy Wanderer / Red Headed Stranger
01/1960 SP COLUMBIA 4-41562 (US) . Tobacco Road / Midnight Bus
10/1961 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7938 (US) . Language Of Love / Darling Jane
1962 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7938 (I) Language Of Love / Darling Jane
02/1962 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7993 (US) . Thou Shalt Not Steal / Mr Jones
06/1962 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8054 (US) . Oh How Sad / Calling Dr Casey
11/1962 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8101 (US)
Angela Jones / Road Hog
1962 SP ALLSTAR 7243-45 (US) . Johnny DEE - Guilty Tears / A Million Tears
1962 EP RCA EPA 2539 (GER) Four Sides Of John D. Loudermilk - Googly Eye / All Of This For Sally / Tobacco Road / Angela Jones
03/1963 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8154 (US) . Bad News / Guitar Player
01/1964 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8308 (US) . Blue Train / Rhythm And Bluesy
07/1964 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8389 (US) . Th' Wife / Nothing To Gain
1964 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8389 (GER) Th' Wife / Nothing To Gain
05/1965 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8579 (US) . That Ain't All / Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
04/1966 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8826 (US) . Silver Cloud Talkin' Blues / Run On Home Brother
10/1966 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8873 (US) . You're The Guilty One / I Hear It Now
05/1967 SP RCA VICTOR 47-9189 (US) . It's My Time / Bahama Mama
1967 SP BULLET 11009 (US) Near You / Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers
1967 SP RCA VICTOR 47-9500 (GER) Blue Train (Of The Heartbreak Line) / Mister Jones
08/1968 SP RCA VICTOR 47-9592 (US) . Old Folks Of Oracoke / Sidewalks
02/1969 SP RCA VICTOR 74-0121 (US) . Brown Girl / Jones'
05/1971 SP WARNER BROS. WB 7489 (US) . Lord Have Mercy / When I Was Nine
1971 SP RCA VICTOR 447-0889 (US) . Language Of Love / Angela Jones
1979 SP MUSIC IS MEDICINE 002 (US) . Every Day I Learn A Little More About Love / What Would It Take
1987 SP Collectables 4554 (US) . Language Of Love / Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye











Albums

10/1961 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LPM-2434 (mono) / LSP-2434 (stereo) (US) LANGUAGE OF LOVE - Darling Jane / Song Of The Lonely Teen / Language Of Love / Rocks Of Reno / You Reap Just What You Sow / Two Strangers In Love / Mr Jones / Jimmy's Song / Blue Train / What Would You Take For Me / Mary's No Longer Mine / Great Snowman
08/1962 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LPM-2539 (mono) / LSP-2539 (stereo) (US) 12 SIDES OF JOHN D. LOUDERMILK - All Of This For Sally / Angela Jones / Big Daddy / Bully Of The Beach / He's Just The Scientist / Rhythm And Blues / Road Hog / Little Bird / Tobacco Road / Everyone But You / Google Eye / Oh How Sad
11/1966 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LPM-3497 (mono) / LSP 3497 (stereo) (US) JOHN D. LOUDERMILK SINGS A BIZARRE COLLECTION OF THE MOST UNUSUAL SONGS - To Hell With Love / Mary's Little Boy Child / Ma Baker's Little Acre / No Playing In The Snow Today / Bad News / Little Grave / Talkin' Silver Cloud Blues / I'm Looking For A World / Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian / Interstate 40 / You're Lookin' / Where Have They Gone
05/1967 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LPM-3807 (mono) / LSP 3807 (stereo) (US) SUBURBAN ATTITUDES IN COUNTRY VERSE - Bahama Mama / What Is It / Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye / Bubble Please Break / Wind Knows The Truth / Joey Stays With Me / You're Up To Your Same Old Tricks Again / You're Taking My Bag / It's My Time / They're Tearing Away The Old Place / Do You, I Chose You
08/1968 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LSP-4040 (US) COUNTRY LOVE SONGS - Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain / Am I That Easy To Forget / We Wasted Our Time / She Called Me Baby / Everyone But You / Here Comes My Baby Back Again / I Can't Stop Loving You / When Two Worlds Collide / Oh How Sad / Welcome To My World / Honey
02/1969 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LSP-4097 (US) THE OPEN MIND OF JOHN D. LOUDERMILK - More Than He'll Have To Give / Poor Little Pretty Girl / Nassau Town / Geraldine / Laura / Brown Girl / Goin' To Hell On A Sled / Jones' / War Babies / Peace Of Heart / Sidewalks / To Ann
1970 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LSA-3159 (UK) THE BEST OF JOHN D. LOUDERMILK - Blue Train / Little Bird / Angela Jones / Big Daddy / Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian / Great Snowman / Road Hog / Language Of Love / Interstate 40 / Mr Jones / Two Strangers In Love / Bully Of The Beach / No Playing In The Snow Today / Tobacco Road
05/1971 LP 12" WARNER BROS. WS-1922 (US) VOLUME 1 - ELLOREE - Ricky's Tune / When I Was Nine / Abilene / Ma Baker's Little Acre / Google Eye / Tobacco Road / Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian / Wind Knows The Truth / Jones' / Lord Have Mercy / Habit / I Wanna Live
1973 LP 12"RCA VICTOR LSA 3159 (US) The Best Of John D. Loudermilk - Blue Train (Of The Heartbreak Line) / The Little Bird / Angela Jones / Big Daddy / Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian / The Great Snowman / Road Hog / Language Of Love / Interstate 40 / Mister Jones / Two Strangers In Love / Bully Of The Beach / No Playing In The Snow Today / Tobacco Road
1975 LP 12" CCL CCL-1111 (NL) ROCKIN' STYLES 1 - Sittin' In The Balcony / It's Gotta Be You / Somebody Sweet / They Were Right / A-Plus In Love / In My single Way / That's All I've Got / Asiatic Flu / Thousand Conrete Blocks / Teenage Queen / Red Headed Stranger / This Cold War With You / Yo-Yo / Lover's Lane / Yearbook / Midnight Bus / Goin' Away To School / Happy Wanderer / Susie's House / Tobacco Road
1975 LP 12" CCL CCL-1112 (NL) ROCKIN' STYLES 2 - Jimmy's Song / Darling Jane / Rocks Of Reno / You Reap Just What You Sow / What Would You Take For Me / Mary's No Longer Mine / It's My Time / He's Just A Scientist / Rhythm And Blues / Th' Wife, Nothing To Gain / Guitar Player / Run On Home Baby Brother / Song Of The Lonely Teen / Thou Shalt Not Steal / Oh How Sad / What Is It / Callin' Dr Casey
1975 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LSA 3220 (UK) ENCORES - More Than He'll Have To Give / Ma Baker's Little Acre / Everybody Knows / Google Eye / She Called Me Baby / Geraldine / Brown Girl / Talkin' Silver Cloud Blues / Nassau Town / Bad News / I'm Looking For A World / All Of This For Sally / Jones' / Where Have They Gone
02/1979 LP 12" MUSIC IS MEDICINE MIM-9009 (US) JUST PASSING THROUGH - I'll Never Be The Same / Classical Country String Ensemble / Flying Fish / Please Jack / What Would It Take / Kitchen Song / Every Day I Learn A Little More About Love / Why Can't I Believe In You / Hatteras Jack / Vision Of Goodbye / Genesis / This World Is Not My Home
1979 LP 12" RCA PL 42842 (GER) The Best Of John D. Loudermilk - Blue Train (Of The Heartbreak Line) / The Little Bird / Angela Jones / Big Daddy / The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian / The Great Snowman / Road Hog / Darling Jane / Language Of Love / Interstate 40 / Mister Jones / Two Strangers In Love / The Bully Of The Beach / No Playing In The Snow Today / Song Of The Lonely Teen / Tobacco Road
12/1989 LP 12" BEAR FAMILY BFX 15421 (GER) BLUE TRAIN - Blue Train / Mr Jones / Language Of Love / Jimmy's Song / Angela Jones / Bully Of The Beach / Rhythm And Blues / What Would You Take For Me / Great Snowman / Everybody Knows / Google Eye / Darling Jane / Song Of The Lonely Teen / All Of This For Sally / Road Hog / He's Just A Scientist / Rocks Of Reno / Big Daddy / Callin' Dr Casey / You Reap Just What You Sow / Little Wind Up Doll / Two Strangers In Love / Th' Wife / Bad News / Run On Home Baby Brother / Oh How Sad
12/1989 LP 12" BEAR FAMILY BFX 15422 (GER) IT'S MY TIME - It's My Time / No Playing In The Snow Today / Little Grave / I'm Looking For A World / What Is It / Bubble Please Break / Ma Baker's Little Acre / Mary's No Longer Mine / To Hell With Love / Talkin' Silver Cloud Blues / Joey Stays With Me / Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian / Jones' / You're The Guilty One / Where Have They Gone / Little Bird / Brown Girl / Givin' You All My Love / I Chose You / Honey / That Ain't All / Interstate 40 / Do You / Tobacco Road
06/1995 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15875 (GER) SITTIN' IN THE BALCONY - Sittin' In The Balcony / A-Plus In Love / It's Gotta Be You / Teenage Queen / Thousand Conrete Blocks / In My single Way / That's All I've Got / Asiatic Flu / Somebody Sweet / They Were Right / Yearbook / Susie's House / Yo-Yo / Lover's Lane / Goin' Away To School / This Cold War With You / Please Don't Play No 1 / Angel Of Flight 509 / Midnight Bus / Red Headed Stranger / Tobacco Road / Happy Wanderer / March Of The Minute Men
199? LP 12" DEMAND LP-215 (EUR)

That's All I've Got - That's All I've Got / It's Gotta Be You / Asiatic Flu / Callin' Dr. Casey / Yo-Yo / Lover's Lane / Midnight Bus / In My Simple Way / Susie's House / Sittin' In The Balcony / Somebody Sweet / A-Plus In Love / Thou Shall Not Steal / Yearbook / Guitar Player / Happy Wanderer

09/2000 CD Collectables COL-CD-6296 (US)

Language Of Love - Darling Jane / Song Of The Lonely Teen / Language Of Love / The Rocks Of Renol You Reap Just What You Sow / Two Strangers In Love / Mr. Jones / Jimmie's Song / Blue Train (Of The Heartbreak Line) / What Would You Take for Me? / Mary's No Longer Mine / The Great Snowman / Thou Shalt Not Steal / Callin' Doctor Casey / Road Hog

03/2007 CD Omni OMNI-105 (AUS)

The Open Mind of John D Loudermilk - Goin' To Hell On A Sled / The Jones' / War Babies / Peace Of Heart / Sidewalks / To Ann / More Than He'll Have To Give / Poor Little Pretty Girl / Nassau Town / Geraldine / Laura / Brown Girl / To Hell With Love / Ma Baker's Little Acre / No Playing In The Snow Today / Bad News / The Little Grave / Talkin' Silver Cloud Blues / I'm Looking For A World / The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian / Interstate 40 / Where have They Gone / The Little Bird / Tobacco Road / Bubble Please Break / It's My Time / That Ain't All

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