Despite Twitty's repeating over and over of the story of picking his name off of a map of Texas, Seat claims his girlfriend had come up with the name long before young Harold came into the picture.
Either way, now renamed Conway Twitty, Seat put him on the road with his band the Rockhousers here's an early example of what they sounded like live, a version of Maybellene using the same arrangement as Elvis used on the Louisiana Hayride Broadcasts , and soon got him a deal with Mercury. At Mercury he cut three good singles, straight ahead rockabilly tunes like Shake It Up , Double Talk Baby , and I Need Your Lovin' , being the best of the batch, but by rockabilly had already peaked, and Twitty's discs went nowhere.
Since they're easy to find, I won't bother posting them, instead I'd rather hip you to some of the oddball stuff buried in Twitty's catalog, as some are truly fine records, and some records I just dig for whatever reason it is that makes somebody dig a record. Despite the goofy girlie chorus and the producer's attempt to make them sound "teen", Twitty sounds like a sleazy, lounge lizard trying to pass himself off as Troy Shondell.
I find these discs tremendously likable, if not earth shattering. I've never seen another copy. What I like about this album is that it's a rare recording of rock'n'roll as it was heard in night clubs that served booze, not teenage package shows full of screaming kids. I can just see the crowd-- bikers, blue collar workers, beehive hair-do's and capri slacks on the women. Twitty knew how to play for these folks, they like their music raw and greasy, and that's just how Twitty played it for them.
The British Intrusion sealed his fate, and by Twitty was a dead issue as a rocker, he hadn't had a hit in years and MGM dropped him. Soon Owen Bradley signed him to Decca as a country singer and the rest is history. Millions of records later, Twitty would be a country music icon.
He would earn and lose huge sums of money, investing in such sure fire losers as Twitty Burgers, a mobile home business, a resort in Mississippi and Twitty City, his amusement park, Twitty blew through millions. Only his music publishing company Twittybird made any money.
In , just 59 years old, he was en route from a gig in Branson, Missouri when he had a brain aneurysm and dropped dead, taking with him a lot of good stories he never got to tell. I know, it's not much of a story, except the part about the Twitty Burgers.
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Anorak Thing. No Such Thing As Was. Diary Of Amy Rigby. Dull Tool Dim Bulb. That's All Rite Mama. Cry Jane Cry Blueberry Hill Heartbreak Hotel You Win Again Danny Boy Hey Miss Ruby Restless - take 10, master She's Mine Lonely Kind of Love Beach Comber Because You Love Me - take 13 Leonora My Love - take 13 Rosaleena My Adobe Hacienda - master Hey Little Lucy - Stereo Restless - take 8 Because You Love Me - take 6 My Adobe Hacienda - alternate take.
Tracks on Disc 4: 1. Star Spangled Heaven - take 8 2. A Huggin' and a Kissin' 3. Can't We Go Steady 4. Sorry 6. Blue Moon 7. Eternal Tears 8. Foggy River 9. Platinum High School Trouble in Mind Pretgty Eyed Baby Rebound - take 14 The Hurt in My Heart Maybe Tomorrow We'll Know Tell Me One More Time What Am I Living For A Fallen Star I'd Still Play the Fool Betty Lou Jenkins had his own local radio show every Saturday morning. He also played baseball , his second passion.
He received an offer to play with the Philadelphia Phillies after high school, but he was drafted into the United States Army. He served in the Far East and organized a group called the Cimmerons to entertain his fellow soldiers. Wayne Hause, a neighbor, suggested that Jenkins could make it in the music industry. Soon after hearing Elvis Presley 's song " Mystery Train ", Jenkins began writing rock and roll material. He went to the Sun Studios in Memphis , Tennessee, and worked with Sam Phillips , the owner and founder, to get the "right" sound.
Allegedly, in , Jenkins decided that his real name was not memorable enough and sought a better show business name.
In using his new stage name, Twitty's fortunes improved while he was with MGM Records , and an Ohio radio station had an inspiration, refraining from playing "I'll Try" an MGM single that went nowhere in terms of sales, radio play, and jukebox play , instead playing the B-side, " It's Only Make Believe ", a song written between sets by Twitty and drummer Jack Nance when they were in Hamilton , Ontario, playing at the Flamingo Lounge.
It sold over four million copies and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA. When "It's Only Make Believe" was first released, because of vocal similarities, many listeners assumed that the song was actually recorded by Elvis Presley , using "Conway Twitty" as a pseudonym. Twitty would go on to enjoy rock-and-roll success with songs including " Danny Boy " Pop number 10 and " Lonely Blue Boy " Pop number 6. They subsequently became the Twitty Birds.
Twitty always wanted to record country music, and, beginning in , he did just that. Disc jockeys on some country-music radio stations refused to play his first few country albums, because he was known as a rock-and-roll singer. However, he had his first top five country hit, "The Image of Me", in July , followed by his first number one country song, " Next in Line ", in November Few of his singles beginning in ranked below the top five.
In , Twitty recorded and released his biggest country hit, " Hello Darlin' ", which spent four weeks at the top of the country chart and is one of Twitty's most recognized songs.
Together, Conway and Loretta as they were known in their act , won four consecutive Country Music Association awards for vocal duo —75 and a host of other duo and duet awards from other organizations throughout the s.
In , Twitty released " You've Never Been This Far Before ", which was number 1 in country for three weeks that September and also reached number 22 on the pop charts. Some more conservative disc jockeys refused to play the song, believing that some of the lyrics were too sexually suggestive. If we find matches from your Facebook friends, we'll connect you to them right away. Tell my friends about Myspace? We based it off your Twitter details.
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