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Charlie Feathers - That Certain Female

Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:15 am

When watching this NFL commercial, I wanted to find out more about the music…

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It's Charlie Feathers - That Certain Female

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Found this Feathers Bio mentioning Elvis…

Charlie Feathers (1932-1998) was an American country music and rockabilly musician.

Feathers was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi, and recorded a string of popular singles like "Peepin' Eyes," "Defrost Your Heart," "Tongue-Tied Jill," and "Bottle to the Baby" on Sun Records, Meteor and King Records in the 1950s.

Feathers was known for being a master of shifting emotional and sonic dynamics in his songs. His theatrical, hiccup-styled, energetic, rockabilly vocal style inspired a later generation of rock vocalists, including Lux Interior of The Cramps.

He studied and recorded several songs with Junior Kimbrough, whom he called "the beginning and end of all music". His childhood influences were reflected in his later music of the 1970s and 1980s, which had an easy-paced, sometimes sinister, country-blues tempo, as opposed to the frenetic fast-paced style favored by some of his rockabilly colleagues of the 1950s.

He started out as a session musician at Sun Studios, playing any side instrument he could in the hopes of someday making his own music there. He eventually played on a small label started by Sam Phillips called Flip records which got him enough attention to record a couple singles for Sun Records and Holiday Inn Records. By all accounts the singer was not held in much regard by Phillips, but Feathers often made the audacious claim that he had arranged "That's All Right" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky" for Elvis Presley and recorded "Good Rockin' Tonight" months before Presley. He also claimed that his "We're Getting Closer (To Being Apart)" had been intended to be Elvis' sixth single for Sun. He did, however, get his name on one of Elvis' Sun records, "I Forgot To Remember To Forget" when the writer Stan Kesler asked him to record a demo of the song.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Feathers

Another article From SCENE NASHVILLE (Issue Date: Sept. 10th, 1998)

True Believer

Feathers almost achieved recognition

By Randy Fox and Jim Ridley


Last two paragraphs…

One of the best Charlie Feathers stories dates back to 1974: On his first trip to the West Coast, he recorded a single for Rockin' Ronnie Weiser's Rollin' Rock label. After spending most of the day working on one song, Weiser reminded Feathers that they needed another song and asked for something a little hotter. Feathers promptly grabbed a bass and slapped out "That Certain Female," three minutes of powerful, unrestrained, rockabilly madness--illustrating just how simple it could be for him to produce a classic.

It's doubtful that all of the stories Charlie Feathers told about himself were true. But regardless of their veracity, they remind us that the truth may not always be as simple as we believe it to be. The history of American music has largely chosen to ignore Charlie Feathers' accomplishments, but the fact that Charlie Feathers lived that history cannot be denied.


http://www.rockabilly.net/articles/feathers3.shtml

Re: Charlie Feathers - That Certain Female

Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:22 pm

Thanks for the post, EPA4368 !

Charlie Feathers cut some great records in the fifties. His best (originally released) stuff came out on Flip, Sun, Meteor, and King. He was a great singer, both doing hillbilly, and rockabilly, and some of his records in the latter style are classics of the genre.

Here's a very detailed Charlie Feathers sessionography :

http://www.pcuf.fi/~tapiov/discographies/charliefeathers.htm


Also, here's a website where you can get his best recordings, both originally and not originally released :

http://unclegil.blogspot.com.es/2011/12/honky-tonk-kind.html


These are the links :

http://www58.zippyshare.com/v/25651011/file.html

http://www50.zippyshare.com/v/6699596/file.html

http://www61.zippyshare.com/v/45953553/file.html

http://www44.zippyshare.com/v/85133349/file.html

Re: Charlie Feathers - That Certain Female

Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:30 pm

Mister Moon wrote:Thanks for the post, EPA4368 !

Charlie Feathers cut some great records in the fifties. His best (originally released) stuff came out on Flip, Sun, Meteor, and King. He was a great singer, both doing hillbilly, and rockabilly, and some of his records in the latter style are classics of the genre.

Here's a very detailed Charlie Feathers sessionography :

http://www.pcuf.fi/~tapiov/discographies/charliefeathers.htm


Also, here's a website where you can get his best recordings, both originally and not originally released :

http://unclegil.blogspot.com.es/2011/12/honky-tonk-kind.html


These are the links :

http://www58.zippyshare.com/v/25651011/file.html

http://www50.zippyshare.com/v/6699596/file.html

http://www61.zippyshare.com/v/45953553/file.html

http://www44.zippyshare.com/v/85133349/file.html



Thank You, Mister Moon! I really do appreciate all the links.

::rocks

Re: Charlie Feathers - That Certain Female

Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:40 pm

EPA4368 wrote:
Thank You, Mister Moon! I really do appreciate all the links.

::rocks


You're welcome, EPA !

Get With It !

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Charlie Feathers with Jody and Jerry - "Get With It" - Meteor single 5032 - Recorded April 1, 1956.