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PostSubject: "Sheriff Tex" Davis died   30.08.07 15:34

Dickie Harrell has just told me that, according to a Nashville newspaper today, "Sherriff Tex" Davis has died.



Legendary producer KEN NELSON (center) with Sheriff Tex Davis (left) and Gene Vincent


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PostSubject: Re: "Sheriff Tex" Davis died   30.08.07 15:37

voir egalement sur lonely street le site

http://gene-vincent.iquebec.com/
rubrique Menu/Accueil & Liens / sa vie


Au début de l'année 1956, sa jambe est toujours dans le plâtre et Gene commence à traîner dans le studio de la station de radio WCMS et chante même occasionnellement avec les musiciens employés par la radio nommés The Virginians. C'est ainsi qu'il apparaîtra dans le programme " WCMS's Country Showtime " et chantera une chanson appelée " Be Bop A Lula ".


Il existe plusieurs versions quant à l'histoire de la création de Be Bop A Lula. La chanson était paraît-il basée sur une héroïne de bande dessinée qui s'appelait Little LuLu et Gene a déclaré qu'il l'avait co-écrit avec un patient de l'hôpital avec qui il s'était lié d'amitié nommé Donald Graves. C'est alors qu'un disc-jockey local nommé Sheriff "Tex" Davis, remarque le potentiel de Gene dans la façon particulière qu'il à de chanter et décide de racheter sa part des droits de la chanson à Graves pour la modique somme de 25$.


Selon une autre version, ce serait Gene et Sheriff Tex qui auraient écrit la chanson ensemble en écoutant un après midi sur un 78 tours la chanson " You Can Bring Pearl with the Turn-Up Nose, But Don't Bring Lulu ".


Selon la troisième version, ce serait Graves qui aurait écrit la chanson et l'aurait vendu à Gene pour 50 $.


Nous ne saurons jamais ce qui s'est passé exactement. Mais ce qui est sur c'est que Sheriff " Tex " Davis devient le manager de Gene et qu'il co-écrira par la suite plusieurs chansons avec lui.


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PostSubject: Re: "Sheriff Tex" Davis died   30.08.07 15:43







Wednesday, 08/29/07
<H1>'Be-Bop-A-Lula' co-writer, music promoter Davis dies at 93



By PETER COOPER
Staff Writer



Sheriff Tex Davis, whose efforts as a songwriter, manager and promoter altered rock ’n’ roll and country music history, died today at 5:55 a.m. He was 93, and had recently been released from the hospital after a long period of declining health.

Mr. Davis is credited with co-writing the Gene Vincent smash “Be-Bop-A-Lula,” he managed Vincent to popularity, and later Mr. Davis took a job as promotion man at Monument Records in Nashville, where he pitched now-classics from Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Jeannie Seely and many others to radio stations.










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All of this from a man born in Connecticut as William Douchette.

“He was a very… colorful character,” chuckled Monument boss Fred Foster. “And he was very important to the business. Tex never met a stranger.”

Douchette became “Sheriff Tex Davis” quite suddenly one day, after WLOW radio in Norfolk, Va. gave him a job as disc jockey for a country music show. “Douchette” didn’t sound terribly country, and the station ran an introduction with the sound effect of a horse galloping. When the horse sounds stopped, the nervous disc jockey improvised, “This is Sheriff Tex Davis here,” and the name stuck.

In 1954, Mr. Davis opened Norfolk station WCMS, where he did disc jockey work and also booked Grand Ole Opry acts into the Norfolk Arena. Soon, Gene Vincent began hanging around WCMS, and Mr. Davis was impressed by his voice. Stories vary as to the creation of “Be-Bop-A-Lula” — Foster believes Vincent had much of the song together but that Davis contributed four or five lines — but the finished song was catchy enough that Mr. Davis signed Vincent to a management deal and began shopping the song (and two others) to labels.

Capitol Records producer Ken Nelson instructed Mr. Davis to bring Vincent and his band, The Blue Caps, to Nashville to record at Owen Bradley’s studio. The result was an enduring classic that is now part of rock ’n’ roll’s DNA. It has been covered by John Lennon, the Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis and hundreds of others. Mr. Davis and Vincent wrote several other songs together before parting company less than a year later.

Mr. Davis went back to radio, but in 1967 he moved to Middle Tennessee to promote Monument singles to radio.

“Back then, a promoter also did sales, marketing, artist development, press publicity and all sorts of other things,” said Jeannie Seely. “Tex had a wonderful personality, and he seemed to know everybody. He taught me so much, in terms of learning to deal with people. They all loved him.”

Foster said Mr. Davis was ideal for the position.

“He was great with people, and he got records played,” Foster said.

Mr. Davis cultivated his “Sheriff Tex” image, even adding a little southern-flavored grift to his conversational repertoire lest anyone think that he wasn’t a down-home kind of guy.

“After he changed his name to Tex Davis, he said at first that his real name was William Davis,” Foster said. “But William Davis didn’t sound Southern enough.”

The Southern solution? William Beauregard Davis.

Mr. Davis’ contributions weren’t limited to music. He also served his country in World War II.

Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Betty, daughter Bobbi and son Michael (an in-demand Nashville steel player and harmonica player).

Visitation will be at noon Saturday with the service at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Hendersonville.
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PostSubject: Re: "Sheriff Tex" Davis died   30.08.07 22:22

hello oui ça serait sympas une petite traduction keep rockin 50 s gene for ever
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PostSubject: Re: "Sheriff Tex" Davis died   31.08.07 2:02

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hello oui ça serait sympas une petite traduction keep rockin 50 s gene for ever

mais dis donc t'as l'air de bien maitriser toi Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: "Sheriff Tex" Davis died   31.08.07 13:28

je suis vraiment nul en anglais

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PostSubject: Re: "Sheriff Tex" Davis died   31.08.07 13:51

Shocked scratch

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PostSubject: Re: "Sheriff Tex" Davis died   31.08.07 18:20

SALUT FLOKE,qu'est ce que t'as bu avant la traduction?
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PostSubject: Re: "Sheriff Tex" Davis died   31.08.07 23:03

hello je ne sais pas comment creer une rubrique je profite d ici pour vous dire que JANIS MARTIN soufrirait d un cancer et que son etat serait critique . j espere qu elle va guerir et qu elle sera a la riot
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PostSubject: Re: "Sheriff Tex" Davis died   31.08.07 23:20

effectivement j'ai appris ça également, j'ai malheureusement lu dans un article, qu'elle serait en phase terminale, bien sûr nous lui espérons une guérison malgré cette information de son état critique.
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PostSubject: Re: "Sheriff Tex" Davis died   01.09.07 1:48

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hello je ne sais pas comment creer une rubrique je profite d ici pour vous dire que JANIS MARTIN soufrirait d un cancer et que son etat serait critique . j espere qu elle va guerir et qu elle sera a la riot

quand tu ne sais pas jm tu mets dans le bar au bonjours, je le ferais

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PostSubject: Re: "Sheriff Tex" Davis died   16.09.07 14:48

Un coup de "stetson" supplémentaire au Sheriff sans qui Gene serait peut-être resté un parfait inconnu...

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PostSubject: Re: "Sheriff Tex" Davis died   16.09.07 14:52

SHERIFF TEX DAVIS

Rock'n'roll manager
Published: 13 September 2007


William Douchette (Sheriff Tex Davis), music manager: born 1914; married (one son, one daughter); died Nashville, Tennessee 29 August 2007.
Many of the managers of the first rock'n'roll stars had colourful names – Lord Jim Ferguson (Bill Haley), Colonel Tom Parker (Elvis Presley), Sheriff Tex Davis (Gene Vincent) – adopted with the idea of making both themselves and their clients seem more important. The names also implied that here were men to be trusted, which was often far from the case.
Although Sheriff Tex Davis gave his full name as William Beauregard Davis, he was born William Douchette in Connecticut in 1914. He served during the Second World War, then, under the GI Bill, he attended a radio school in New York. He commentated on baseball at WLOW in Norfolk, Virginia; when the season was over, the station asked him to present a country music programme. He thought it was fitting that a sheriff should be playing western records and began calling himself Sheriff Tex Davis. By 1955, he had moved to WCMS and was hosting talent contests.
In February 1956, Elvis Presley performed at Monticello Auditorium in Norfolk, Virginia. The former US Navy boilerman Gene Vincent was captivated with the performance and despite being on crutches as the result of a motorcycle accident, he won Davis's next talent contest with his version of Elvis's "Heartbreak Hotel".
In April 1956, Davis sent a tape to an executive at Capitol Records, Ken Nelson, who was searching for his own Presley. Nelson invited Vincent and some local musicians to Nashville, Tennessee. Following Presley's lead, Nelson used an echo chamber and it was employed to its full extent on Vincent's hit "Be Bop a Lula".
How the song came to be written is a mystery but it seems that Vincent wrote the song with a fellow patient in hospital, Donald Graves. Davis secured Graves's rights to the song, probably for $25. The record became an international hit and there are hundreds of cover versions including the Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Cliff Richard, John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
Davis left WCMS to manage Vincent and put his name on several more of Vincent's compositions, including "Race With the Devil", "Who Slapped John" and "Important Words". Vincent was a troublesome and troubled performer, however, constantly suffering from his leg injury and feeling he was being exploited. Things came to a head in November 1956 when he was booked into the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas and the engagement was cut short. Davis had had enough, but excused Vincent's shortcomings: "The boy was always in pain. He had to see a doctor in every town."
Davis then spent several years in charge of promotion at Monument records. While he was there, Vincent, down on his luck, asked about a record deal, but nothing came of it.
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PostSubject: Re: "Sheriff Tex" Davis died   16.09.07 15:55

Uncle Gil wrote:
Un coup de "stetson" supplémentaire au Sheriff sans qui Gene serait peut-être resté un parfait inconnu...

malheureusement je pense que tu as raison,le talent c'est bien,mais si il n'est pas développé d'un point de vue commercial,celui ci reste dans l'ombre.il suffit de constater parmi nos disques le nombre de talent sous estimé.
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PostSubject: Re: "Sheriff Tex" Davis died   16.09.07 17:53

tant mieux pour ceux qui comprennent

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PostSubject: Re: "Sheriff Tex" Davis died   16.09.07 18:01

la femme indienne ne comprends pas les paroles du visage pale
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PostSubject: Re: "Sheriff Tex" Davis died   16.09.07 22:10

Mais si on lui explique ?
En fait, Gene aurait pu passer son existence dans le bureau d'une compagnie d'assurances. Il serait, sans doute, encore en vie, à la retraite, entouré d'une dizaine de petits-enfants et irait à la pêche de temps à autre.
Il en a été autrement à cause de sa rencontre avec Guillaume Douchette ! Certains diront "grâce"!
C'est limpide comme l'eau des rivières qui couraient sur les terrains de chasse des arrière-arrière-grands parents de tomahawk ! Ugh !
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PostSubject: Re: "Sheriff Tex" Davis died   16.09.07 22:13

mais moi je comprends lol! j'ai google translate

mais y'a pas que moi ici sunny

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