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Bobby Helms My Special Angel - Fraulein 7inch, 45rpm

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Bobby Helms: My Special Angel - Fraulein 7inch, 45rpm



Helms, Bobby - My Special Angel - Fraulein 7inch, 45rpm Single (7 Inch) 1
1: My Special Angel
2: Fraulein


Artikeleigenschaften von Bobby Helms: My Special Angel - Fraulein 7inch, 45rpm

  • Interpret: Bobby Helms

  • Albumtitel: My Special Angel - Fraulein 7inch, 45rpm

  • Artikelart Single (7 Inch)

  • Genre Country

  • Music Genre Country Music
  • Music Style Singles - Country / Roots / Folk
  • Music Sub-Genre 571 Singles - Country/Roots/Folk
  • Plattengröße Single (7 Inch)
  • Geschwindigkeit 45 U/min
  • Record Grading Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Label MCA

  • SubGenre Country - General

  • EAN: 4000127743206

  • Gewicht in Kg: 0.050

Interpreten-Beschreibung "Helms, Bobby"

Bobby Helms

Geboren am 15. 8. 1933 in Bloomington, US-Staat Indiana, gestorben am 20. 6. 1997 in Martinsville (Indiana). War
schon als 12jähriger im Hörfunk und bei Live-Veranstaltungen aktiv, unter anderem mit seinem Bruder Freddie und Vater
Fred. Helms landete mit 'Fraulein' und 'My Special Angel' (beide 1957) zwei Nr.-1-Hits in den amerikanischen Country-
Charts, plazierte die Titel außerdem in den Billboard-Pop-Hitlisten. 'Jingle Bell Rock' entwickelte sich 1957, 1958, 1960,
1961 und 1962 zum US-Weihnachts-Treffer. Der Sänger nahm bis in die 80er Jahre hinein Schallplatten für Kapp, Harmony, Little Darlin‘ und MCA auf.

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BOBBY HELMS, born August 15, 1933 in Bloomington, Indiana, achieved his biggest seller by mixing rock 'n' roll with the spirit of Christmas. He wasn't too sure about that unholy conjunction but Jingle Bell Rockbecame a holiday classic peaking at #6 pop in 1958, charting each Christmas for the next four years and cropping up in the opening credits to the box-office winner, Lethal Weapon. Two of his other records, Fraulein (#36) and My Special Angel (#7) were among the biggest crossover hits of 1957.

Helms made his first records for Speed, a Nashville label, in 1955. Hillbilly fans regard them as his best efforts. In 1956 he obtained a record deal with Decca after appearing on Ernest Tubb's Midnight Jamboree radio show and auditioning for Decca's A&R man, Paul Cohen. "My first release" he told Walt Trott "was a less than successful number called 'Tennessee Rock 'n' Roll' which came out right after Sun Records had gotten all that attention with their rockin' newcomer Elvis Presley on over there in Memphis".

Paul Cohen chose the song which was written by a couple of Tin Pan Alley tunesmiths, Larry Coleman and Irving Reid. Coleman was famous for Ricochet, Tennessee Wig Walk, Pa-Paya Mama and Changing Partners, novelty hits for Teresa Brewer, Bonnie Lou, Perry Como and Patti Page. The song's contrivance and the fact that Helms was never comfortable with rock'n'roll - "I was a country singer" he told Jimmy Guterman. "I didn't like the beat" - accounts for it's belated appearance in this series. On the other hand when Trevor Cajiao asked if he was happy doing things like Tennessee Rock 'n' Roll, Helms replied "Yeah, it didn't hurt me. That's Grady Martin and 'Sugarfoot' Garland playing high and low guitar on there".

Tennessee Rock 'n' Roll wasn't a hit but Fraulein (also #1 C&W) was just around the corner. Helms's regular chart reign ended in 1960 but he staged a comeback on Aubrey Mayhew's Little Darlin' Records in 1967. Eventually, excessive drinking and pill-popping wore him out. He lost vision in his right eye and took to wearing a patch over it. He suffered from diabetes, emphysema and stomach problems. In 1993 he appeared at the Harrogate C&W Festival in Yorkshire looking old and frail; fellow performer Kenny Johnson remarked "It wouldn't have surprised me if he'd asked me to buy a 'Big Issue'." [an English magazine sold by and on behalf of the homeless].

On June 19, 1997, thrice-married Helms died of heart failure in Martinsville, Indiana. He was 63. His entire recordings for Speed and Decca are gathered together on Bear Family's collection, 'Fraulein; The Classic Years' (BCD 15594). His biography, 'Jingle Bell Rock' (Aalida Press), written by Lisa E. Brown and David Ward, is a fascinating tale of grief and destruction.

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