Ed Bruce

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Ed Bruce
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NazionalitàStati Uniti Stati Uniti
GenereCountry
Periodo di attività musicale1957 – 2021
EtichettaSun Records, RCA Records, United Artists Records, MCA Records, Monument Records & altre
Sito ufficiale

William Edwin Bruce, detto Ed (Keiser, 29 dicembre 1939Clarksville, 8 gennaio 2021) è stato un cantautore e attore televisivo statunitense.

Fu autore del brano Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys (1975), reinterpretato da Waylon Jennings con Willie Nelson, e in seguito da altri artisti. Un altro suo brano di successo fu You're the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had (1981). Interpretò, nei primi anni '80, la serie televisiva Bret Maverick insieme a James Garner.

Carriera musicale[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Cresciuto a Memphis nel Tennessee, all'età di 17 anni, nel 1957, incontrò Jack Clement, allora tecnico del suono alla Sun Records. Lì fu notato dal proprietario Sam Phillips, per cui scrisse e registrò Rock Boppin' Baby col nome di "Edwin Bruce". Nel 1962, scrisse Save Your Kisses per il cantante Tommy Roe, e l'anno dopo raggiunse il 109º posto nella classifica Billboard "Bubbling Under" con la sua See the Big Man Cry, poi reinterpretata nel 1965 da Charlie Louvin, la cui versione raggiunse il 7º posto nella classifica Billboard "Country Singles". Diverse canzoni di Bruce riscossero maggior successo quando interpretate da altri.

Discografia parziale[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

LP[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  • 1968 - If I Could Just Go Home (RCA Victor – LPM-3948)
  • 1969 - Shades of Ed Bruce (Monument – SLP-18118)
  • 1976 - Ed Bruce (United Artists – 613H)
  • 1977 - The Tennessean (Epic – 35043)
  • 1978 - Cowboys and Dreamers (Epic – 35541)
  • 1980 - Ed Bruce (MCA – MCA-3242)
  • 1981 - One to One (MCA – MCA-5188)
  • 1982 - I Write It Down (MCA – MCA-5323)
  • 1983 - You're Not Leavin' Here Tonight (MCA – MCA-5416)
  • 1984 - Homecoming (RCA Victor – AHL 1-5324)
  • 1984 - Tell 'em I've Gone Crazy (MCA – MCA-5511)
  • 1986 - Night Things (RCA – AHL1-5808)
  • 1997 - Set Me Free (Kingfisher – KF6 0021-4)
  • 2002 - This Old Hat
  • 2004 - Changed (Lamon – LR10411-2)
  • 2007 - Sing About Jesus
  • 2010 - In Jesus' Eyes: Songs of Inspiration

45 giri[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  • Settembre 1957 - Rock Boppin' Baby/More Than Yesterday (Sun – 276)
  • Giugno 1958 - Sweet Woman/Part of My Life (Sun – 292)
  • 1961 - Flight 303/Spun Gold (RCA Victor – 47-7842)
  • 1963 - It's Coming To Me/The Greatest Man (Wand – 136)
  • 1961 - Flight 303/Spun Gold (RCA Victor – 47-7842)
  • 1963 - See the Big Man Cry/I Won't Cry Anymore (Wand – W-140)
  • 1964 - The Workingman's Prayer/Don't Let It Happen to Me (Wand – W-148)
  • Giugno 1964 - I'm Gonna Have A Party/Half A Love (Wand – W156)
  • 1966 - Ebb Tide/Unbreakable Heart (APT – 45-25095)
  • 1966 - Walker's Woods/Lonesome Is Me (RCA Victor – 47-9044)
  • 1967 - Last Train to Clarksville/I'm Getting Better (RCA Victor – 47-9155)
  • 1967 - If I Could Just Go Home/The Price I Pay to Stay (RCA Victor – 47-9315)
  • 1967 - Her Sweet Love and The Baby/Shadows of Her Mind (RCA Victor – 47-9315)
  • 1968 - I'll Take You Away/Give More Than You Take (RCA – 47-9475)
  • 1968 - Painted Girls and Wine/Ninety-seven More to Go (RCA Victor – 47-9553)
  • Dicembre 1968 - Song for Jenny/Puzzles (Monument – Mn45-1118)
  • 1969 - Everybody Wants to Get to Heaven/When a Man Becomes a Man (Monument – 45-1138)
  • Agosto 1969 - Hey Porter/The Love My Heart Holds Tight (Monument – Mn 45-1155)
  • Novembre 1973 - July, You're a Woman/The Rain in Baby's Life (United Artists – UA-XW353-W)
  • 1974 - House in New Orleans/Good Jelly Jones (United Artists – UP 35690)
  • Marzo 1974 - The Devil Ain't a Lonely Woman's Friend / It's Not What She's Done (It's What You Didn't Do) (United Artists – UA-XW403-W)
  • Ottobre 1975 - Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys/It's Not What She's Done (It's What You Didn't Do) (United Artists – UA-XW732-Y)
  • 1975 - Follow Me to Tennessee (Tennessee Tourist Development – NR7956)
  • 1976 - The Littlest Cowboy Rides Again/The Feel of Being Gone (United Artists – UA-XW774-Y)
  • Maggio 1976 - Sleep All Morning/Working Man's Prayer (United Artists – UA-XW811-Y)
  • Settembre 1976 - For Love's Own Sake/When Wide Open Spaces and Cowboys Are Gone (United Artists – UA-XW862-Y)
  • 1976 - Hummin' Cummins (lato B cantato dai The Music City Convoy) (Good Buddy – 3381501)
  • 1977 - When I Die, Just Let Me Go to Texas/I've Not Forgotten Marie (Epic – 8-50424)
  • 1977 - Love Somebody to Death (Epic – 8-50503)
  • 1977 - Star-Studded Nights/The Wedding Dress (Epic – 8-50475)
  • 1977 - Man Made of Glass (Epic – 8-50544)
  • 1978 - Angeline (Epic – 8-50645)
  • 1978 - The Man That Turned My Mama On (Epic – 8-50613)
  • 1980 - Diane/Blue Umbrella(MCA – MCA-41201)
  • 1980 - The Last Cowboy Song/The Outlaw and the Stranger (MCA – 41273)
  • 1980 - Girls, Women, and Ladies/The Last Thing She Said (MCA – 51018)
  • 1981 - (When You Fall In Love) Everything's a Waltz/Thirty-Nine and Holding (MCA – MCA-51139)
  • Ottobre 1981 - You're the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had/It Just Makes Me Want You More Again (MCA – MCA-51210)
  • 1982 - Love's Found You and Me/I Take the Chance (MCA – MCA-52036)
  • 1982 - Ever, Never Lovin' You/Theme From "Bret Maverick" (MCA – MCA-52109)
  • 1982 - My First Taste of Texas/One More Shot of "Old Back Home Again" (MCA – MCA-52156)
  • 1983 - You're Not Leavin' Here Tonight/I Think I'm In Love (MCA – MCA-52210)
  • 1983 - If It Was Easy/You've Got Her Eyes (MCA – MCA-52251)
  • 1983 - After All/It Would Take a Fool (MCA – 52295)
  • 1984 - Tell 'Em I've Gone Crazy/Birds Of Paradise (MCA – MCA-52433)
  • 1984 - You Turn Me On (Like a Radio)/If It Ain't Love (RCA – PB-13937)
  • 1984 - When Givin' Up Was Easy/Texas Girl I'm Closing In On You (RCA – PB-14037)
  • 1985 - If It Ain't Love / The Migrant (RCA – PB-14150)
  • 1986 - Nights/Fifteen to Forty-Three (Man in the Mirror) (RCA Victor – PB-14305)
  • 1986 - Fools For Each Other/Memphis Roots (RCA – 5005-7-R)
  • 1986 - Quietly Crazy/Memphis Roots (RCA Victor – 5077-7-R)

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