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Mickey Gilley


kraj: USA
gatunek: pop, country, countrypolitan
dekady: 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 1990
Prawdziwe nazwisko Mickey Leroy Gilley. Amerykański muzyk i piosenkarz spod znaku country. Jego największe przeboje to – „Room Full of Roses”, „Don't the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time” oraz „Stand by Me”. Spokrewniony z Jerrym Lee Lewisem, Carlem McVoy’em, Jimem Gilley’em i Jimmym Swaggartem.

Urodził się 9 marca 1936 roku w Natchez, tuż nad rzeką Mississippi. Przez wiele lat żył w cieniu swego sławnego kuzyna, Jerry’ego Lee Lewisa, szczególnie popularnego w latach 50. Razem z Jimmym Swaggartem grali jako dzieci we trójkę na pianinie. To wtedy właśnie Gilley nauczył się gry na tym instrumencie. Początkowo śpiewali boogie – woogie i gospel, choć sam Mickey nigdy nie myślał o sobie w kategoriach wokalisty. Wszystko zmieniło się wraz z przypływem popularności Lewisa. Pod koniec dekady Gilleynagrał kilka singli i grał, jako muzyk sesyjny w Nowym Orleanie z producentem Huey’em Meauxem.

W 1958 roku nagrał utwór „Call Me Shorty”, który bardzo dobrze się sprzedawał. W kolejnej dekadzie grywał w kolejnych barach i klubach. W 1967 roku wydał swój debiutancki album „Down the Line”, na którym znalazł się jego wielki hit – „Now I Can Live Again”.

Trzy lata później otworzył swój własny klub w Pasadenie. Lokal nosił nazwę „Gilley's Club” i zastąpił inny lokal, który nazywał się Shelley's Club. Z czasem miejsce to stało się „największym na świecie grającym honky tonk”. Klub spalił się w 1990 roku.

W 1974 roku nagrał piosenkę „Room Full of Ross”, będącą coverem George’a Morgana. Początkowo nagrana dla żartu – stała się wielkim przebojem artysty i do dziś jest jednym z jego znaków rozpoznawczych.

Dekada lat 70. to pasmo jego komercyjnych sukcesów. Złożyły się na to również covery przebojów znanych z przeszłości, jak utwór Billa Andersona – „City Lights”, piosenka George’a Jonesa – „Window Up Above”, czy kompozycja z repertuaru Sama Cooke’a – „Bring It On Home”. Piosenkarz miał duży udział w popularyzacji country w tym czasie. Wylansował między innymi takie hity, jak „Chains of Love” (1977), „Honky Tonk Memories” (1977), „She's Pulling Me Back Again” (1977) oraz „Here Comes the Hurt Again"” (1978). Te kompozycje stanowiły przykład świetnego połączenia honky tonk z countrypolitan i uczyniły z Gilley’a jednego z najpopularniejszych artystów tamtego okresu.

W 1978 roku podpisał kontrakt z Epic Records, która kupiła jego dotychczasową wytwórnię, Playboy Records. Rok później wylansował dla niej takie przeboje, jak „The Power of Positive Drinkin'”, „Just Long Enough to Say Goodbye” i „My Silver Lining”.

W 1980 roku artysta zdecydował się na poszerzenie swego brzmienia o country crossover, idąc w ślady między innymi Eddiego Rabbita, Juice’a Newtona, Kenny’ego Rogersa i Dolly Parton. W tym czasie nagrał na potrzeby filmu „Urban Cowboy” standard soulowy „Stand by Me”, który przyniósł mu ogromną popularność.

Trzy lata później wylansował kolejne wielkie przeboje – „Fool For Your Love”, „Paradise Tonight” (nagrany w duecie z Charly McClain) oraz „Talk to Me”. W 1984 roku wydał singiel „You've Really Got a Hold On Me”, który również świetnie radził sobie na listach przebojów.

W 1988 roku podpisał kontrakt z Airborne Records, dla której nagrał album „Chasin' Rainbows”. Wydawnictwo znalazło się w zestawieniu Top 40 country hit z singlem „She Reminded Me Of You”.

W sumie jego kariera trwała 15 lat, biorąc pod uwagę sukcesy na listach przebojów. Umieścił aż siedemnaście utworów na samym szczycie notowań. Doceniając jego wkład w rozwój country – umieszczono jego gwiazdę w Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Na początku marca 2002 roku, razem z Lewisem i Swaggartem zostali wprowadzeni do Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame w Ferriday.

Prywatnie ma żonę Vivian. Ma dwóch synów – Grega oraz Keitha, również pracuje w przemyśle muzycznym.

Oficjalna strona:
http://www.gilleys.com/
Too Good to Stop: Greatest Hits 1974-1985
Too Good to Stop: Greatest Hits 1974-1985
1. Room Full of Roses • 2. I Overlooked an Orchid • 3. City Lights • 4. Window Up Above • 5. Overnight Sensation • 6. Don't the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time • 7. Bring It on Home to Me • 8. Lawdy Miss Clawdy • 9. She's Pulling Me Back Again • 10. Honky Tonk Memories • 11. True Love Ways • 12. Stand by Me • 13. That's All That Matters • 14. A Headache Tomorrow (Or a Heartache Tonight) • 15. You Don't Know Me • 16. Lonely Nights • 17. Tears of the Lonely • 18. Put Your Dreams Awa • 19. Talk to Me • 20. Fool for Your Love • 21. Your Love Shines Through • 22. You've Really Got a Hold on Me • 23. Paradise Tonight • 24. Candy Man • 25. Too Good to Stop Now • 26. Your Memory Ain't What It Used to Be
Room Full of Roses/Gilley's Smokin'
Room Full of Roses/Gilley's Smokin'
1. Room Full Of Roses • 2. Faded Love • 3. Plastic Saddle • 4. Someday • 5. Don't Be Angry • 6. I Overlooked An Orchid • 7. San Antonio Rose • 8. Please Love Me Forever • 9. Swinging Doors • 10. She Called Me Baby • 11. Don't The Girls All Get Prettier At Closing Time • 12. There's A Song On The Jukebox • 13. L-O-V-E • 14. What Is It • 15. My Babe • 16. Bring It On Home To Me • 17. How's My Ex Treating You • 18. Lawdy Miss Clawdy • 19. I Just Can't Get Her Out Of My Mind • 20. I'll Fly Away • 21. Roll You Like A Wheel
Invitation Only
Invitation Only
1. If I Didn't Know Your Memory Loved Jamaica • 2. All I've Got Against Him Is You • 3. Dancing to the Beat of a Broken Heart • 4. Keep the Night Away • 5. Invitation Only • 6. All Night Long • 7. Sadly Ever After • 8. Sure Got This Old Redneck Feeling Blue • 9. God's Country • 10. Under a Blue Moon Tonight
Double Play
Double Play
1. That's All That Matters • 2. Fool for Your Love • 3. You Never Cross My Mind • 4. She Called Me Baby • 5. Welcome to My World • 6. What Am I Living For? • 7. Make the World Go Away • 8. Lonely Wine • 9. Giving up on Getting over You • 10. Crazy Arms • 11. C.C. Ryder • 12. Honky Tonk Wine • 13. Object of My Affection • 14. Great Balls of Fire • 15. Breathless • 16. I'm the #1 Rock & Roll C & W Boogie Blues Man • 17. Don't Break up With Me • 18. Rockin' My Life Away • 19. Never Made It to Memphis • 20. Quittin' Time
Precious Memories
Precious Memories
1. Precious Memories • 2. When We All Get to Heaven • 3. Softly and Tenderly • 4. Peace in the Valley • 5. Amazing Grace • 6. One Day at a Time • 7. Power in the Blood • 8. This World Is Not My Home • 9. Washed in the Blood • 10. What a Friend • 11. Why Me Lord? • 12. I'll Fly Away • 13. Just a Closer Walk With Thee • 14. Old Camp Meeting Days • 15. In the Garden • 16. When They Ring Those Golden Bells • 17. When the Roll Is Called up Yonder • 18. Farther Along • 19. When the Saints Go Marching In • 20. Old Rugged Cross
I Saw the Light
I Saw the Light
1. I Saw the Light • 2. Just a Closer Walk With Thee (Traditional) • 3. When the Roll Is Called up Yonder • 4. In the Garden • 5. Why Me Lord? • 6. Old Camp Meeting Days • 7. The Old Rugged Cross • 8. When They Ring Those Golden Bells • 9. Farther Along • 10. When the Saints Go Marching In
Christmas at Gilley's
Christmas at Gilley's
1. Don't the Girls All Get Prettier Around Christmastime • 2. Blue Christmas • 3. Jingle Bell Rock • 4. Home to Texas for Christmas • 5. Honky Tonk Christmas • 6. An Old Christmas Card • 7. White Christmas • 8. Silver Bells • 9. I'll Be Home for Christmas • 10. I'm Spending Christmas With You
I'm to Blame
I'm to Blame
1. I'm to Blame • 2. Night After Night • 3. Susie Q • 4. I'll Make It All You to You • 5. She's Still Got a Hold on You • 6. That Heart Belongs to Me • 7. It's Just a Matter of Making Up My Mind • 8. A New Way to Live • 9. There's No One Like You • 10. That's How It's Got to Be
Talk to Me
Talk to Me
1. You Don't Know Me • 2. Talk to Me • 3. I Overlooked an Orchid • 4. Window Up Above • 5. Crazy Arms • 6. A Headache Tomorrow (Or a Heartache Tonight) • 7. City Lights • 8. Lonely Nights • 9. Honky Tonk Wine • 10. Texas Heartache No 1 • 11. Just Long Enough to Say Goodbye • 12. She Remineded Me of You • 13. Paradise Tonight
Make It Like the First Time
Make It Like the First Time
1. Stand by Me • 2. Fool for Your Love • 3. That's All That Matters • 4. Room Full of Roses • 5. Put Your Dreams Away • 6. True Love Ways • 7. She's Pulling Me Back Again • 8. You Need a Lady in Your Life • 9. Make It Like the First Time • 10. The Last Dance With You • 11. Object of My Affection • 12. Don't the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time
Ten Years of Hits
Ten Years of Hits
1. Room Full Of Roses • 2. I Overlooked An Orchid • 3. Window Up Above • 4. City Lights • 5. Don't The Girls All Get Prettier At Closing Time • 6. Lonely Nights • 7. Tears Of The Lonely • 8. Put Your Dreams Away • 9. Talk To Me • 10. You've Really Got A Hold On Me • 11. Stand By Me (Single Version) • 12. True Love Ways • 13. That's All That Matters To Me • 14. A Headache Tomorrow (Or A Heartache Tonight) • 15. You Don't Know Me • 16. Bring It On Home To Me • 17. Lawdy Miss Clawdy Album Only • 18. She's Pulling Me Back Again • 19. Chains Of Love • 20. The Power Of Positive Drinkin'
Biggest Hits
Biggest Hits
1. True Love Ways • 2. Power of Positive Drinkin' • 3. Headache Tomorrow (Or a Heartache Tonight) • 4. Chains of Love • 5. Tears of the Lonely • 6. Stand by Me • 7. My Affection • 8. That's All That Matters • 9. Lonely Nights • 10. You Don't Know Me
Chasin' Rainbows
Chasin' Rainbows
1. She Reminded Me Of You • 2. (23/-) • 3. You've Still Got A Way With My Heart • 4. Chasin' Rainbows • 5. Me And The Blues • 6. There I've Said It Again • 7. I'm Your Puppet • 8. Baby I Fell For You • 9. Easy Climb • 10. It's Killing Me To Watch Love Die • 11. Couldn't Love Have Picked A Better Place To Die
With Love from Pasadena, Texas
With Love from Pasadena, Texas
1. Still Care About You • 2. Keepin' On • 3. That's How It's Got to Be • 4. I Miss You So • 5. Just out of Reach • 6. Grapevine • 7. Fraulein • 8. No Greater Love • 9. Boy Who Didn't Pass • 10. I Ain't Goin' Home
Back to the Basics
Back to the Basics
1. Full Grown Fool • 2. Doo Wah Days • 3. My Affection • 4. Swinging Doors • 5. Play Ruby Play • 6. Window Up Above • 7. I'll Sail My Ship Alone • 8. Faded Love • 9. Great Balls Of Fire • 10. Diggy Liggy Lo
I Feel Good About Loving You
I Feel Good About Loving You
1. Play Ruby Play • 2. How Long • 3. Stagger Lee • 4. Let Me Rescue You • 5. After She's Gone • 6. Doo-Wah Days • 7. Wall Of Tears • 8. In His Hands • 9. Too Many Memories • 10. To My One And Only
Live at Gilley's
Live at Gilley's
1. Don't the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time • 2. Here Comes the Hurt Again • 3. Lonely Nights • 4. The Blues Don't Care Who's Got 'Em • 5. You Don't Know Me • 6. Window Up Above • 7. A Headache Tomorrow (Or a Heartache Tonight) • 8. That's All That Matters • 9. True Love Ways • 10. Stand by Me • 11. Room Full of Roses • 12. She Called Me Baby
It Takes Believers
It Takes Believers
1. Candy Man • 2. Touch Me When We're Dancing • 3. Playboy • 4. We Got A Love Thing • 5. Paradise Tonight • 6. Right Stuff • 7. Heads I Go Hearts I Say • 8. Hold On To The Feeling • 9. It Takes Believers To Be Lovers • 10. Phone Call
Too Good to Stop Now
Too Good to Stop Now
1. Too Good To Stop Now • 2. Make It Like The First Time • 3. Shoulder To Cry On • 4. When She Runs Out Of Fools • 5. Right Side Of The Wrong Bed • 6. Everything I Own • 7. Reminders • 8. You Can Lie To Me Tonight • 9. I'm The One Mama Warned You About • 10. Quittin' Time
Fool for Your Love
Fool for Your Love
1. Fool For Your Love • 2. I'm Gonna Love You Right Out Of The Blues • 3. Wish You Were Mine Again • 4. It's Just A Matter Of Time • 5. Little Heaven's Rubbing Off On Me • 6. Shakin' A Heartache • 7. I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore • 8. Pretending • 9. Ruby Louise • 10. Your Love Shines Through
You Really Got a Hold on Me
You Really Got a Hold on Me
1. You've Really Got A Hold On Me • 2. Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye • 3. Easy Come Hard To Go • 4. You Look So Good In Love • 5. I Don't Want To Lose Your Love • 6. Good Lookin' Texas Women • 7. Giving Up On Getting Over You • 8. Slow Down • 9. She Got The Green And I Got The Blues • 10. You Never Cross My Mind
Put Your Dreams Away
Put Your Dreams Away
1. Talk To Me • 2. Don't You Be Fooling With A Fool • 3. I Really Don't Want To Know • 4. If I Can't Hold Her On The Outside • 5. Put Your Dreams Away • 6. Texas Heartache No 1 • 7. She Beats All I've Ever Seen • 8. Beginning Of The End • 9. Honky Tonkin' • 10. Rocky Road To Romance
Down The Line
Down The Line
1. Down The Line • 2. Is It Wrong • 3. Susie Q • 4. Mohair Sam • 5. My Babe • 6. I'm To Blame • 7. Lotta Lovin' • 8. Breathless • 9. I'm Gonna Put My Love In The Want Ads • 10. She's Still Got A Hold On You • 11. Turn Around • 12. I'll Make It All Up To You • 13. Without You • 14. That Heart Belongs To Me • 15. Forgive • 16. Night After Night
You Don't Know Me
You Don't Know Me
1. Ladies Night My Affection • 2. Drinking Old Memories Down • 3. She Left You (A Long Time Ago) • 4. Tears Of The Lonely • 5. You Don't Know Me • 6. We've Watched Another Evening Waste Away • 7. Learning To Live Without You • 8. Lonely Nights • 9. Clinging To A Memory
Encore
Encore
1. Stand By Me • 2. Here Comes The Hurt Again • 3. Just Long Enough To Say Goodbye • 4. Window Up Above • 5. The Song We Made Love To • 6. Don't The Girls All Get Prettier At Closing Time • 7. Overnight Sensation • 8. City Lights • 9. I Overlooked An Orchid • 10. Bouquet Of Roses
That's All That Matters to Me
That's All That Matters to Me
1. Blues Don't Care Who's Got 'em • 2. More I Turn The Bottle Up • 3. Jukebox Argument • 4. Million Dollar Memories • 5. Blame Lies With Me • 6. That's All That Matters To Me • 7. True Love Ways • 8. Lyin' Again • 9. So Easy To Begin • 10. Headache Tomorrow (Or A Heartache Tonight)
Mickey Gilley
Mickey Gilley
1. My Silver Lining • 2. I'd Be Over You • 3. Can't Nobody Love You • 4. I'm Getting Holes In My Boots • 5. Little Getting Used To • 6. Thousand Times • 7. If You Love Me • 8. Keep On Telling Me Lies • 9. Picture Of Your Love • 10. Mothers And Daddys
At His Best 2
At His Best 2
1. She's Still Got A Hold On You • 2. Running Out Of Reasons • 3. World Of Our Own • 4. That Heart Belongs To Me • 5. I'm Gonna Put My Love In The Want ADS • 6. It's Just A Matter Of Making Up My Mind • 7. Now I Can Live Again • 8. There's No One Like You • 9. You Can Count Me Missing • 10. New Way To Live • 11. Watching The Way
Flyin' High
Flyin' High
1. Here Comes The Hurt Again • 2. Heaven Ain't A Honky Tonk • 3. Pretend • 4. It Makes No Difference Now • 5. Before It Begins • 6. Power Of Positive Drinkin' • 7. One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart) • 8. I Hate It But I Drink It Away • 9. Playing My Old Piano • 10. Once Before I Die I Wanna See A Honky Tonk Angel Fly
First Class
First Class
1. She's Pulling Me Back Again • 2. Five Foot Two Eyes Of Blue • 3. Wednesday Night Poker • 4. Hang Together • 5. My Old Flame Is Burnin' Another Honky Tonk Down • 6. Honky Tonk Memories • 7. Chains Of Love • 8. No 1 Rock'n Roll Country And Western Boogie Blues Man • 9. It's Just A Matter Of Making Up My Mind • 10. Fannie Mae
Movin' On
Movin' On
1. Movin' On • 2. Window Up Above • 3. You'll Never Know • 4. How I Love Them Old Songs • 5. I Love You Because • 6. Pen And Paper • 7. Honky That Wine • 8. Betty And Dupree • 9. In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town • 10. Hole He Said He'd Dig For Me
Overnight Sensation
Overnight Sensation
1. Overnight Sensation • 2. I'll Sail My Ship Alone • 3. Where Do You Go To Lose A Heartache • 4. Tender Years • 5. There Ain't No Queen • 6. Bouquet Of Roses • 7. Sweet Mama Goodtimes • 8. Hungry For The Sunshine • 9. If You Were Mine To Lose • 10. Drinking Champagne
City Lights
City Lights
1. City Lights • 2. Big Ole Texas Tears • 3. I Love You So Much It Hurts • 4. Backslide • 5. Fraulein • 6. More And More • 7. Even The Bad Times Are Good • 8. You Are My Sunshine • 9. Who'll Turn Out The Lights (In Your World Tonight) • 10. Goodnight Irene
At His Best
At His Best
1. I'm To Blame • 2. Night After Night • 3. Susie Q • 4. I'll Make It All Up To You • 5. Breathless • 6. Is It Wrong • 7. Lonely Wine • 8. Down The Line • 9. Forgive • 10. My Babe • 11. Turn Around • 12. Lotta Lovin
Lonely Wine
Lonely Wine
1. Now That I Have You • 2. Lonely Wine • 3. I'm To Blame • 4. Valley Of Tears • 5. I Ain't Goin' Home • 6. That's How It's Got To Be • 7. Grapevine • 8. Lonely Lonely Nights • 9. Your First Time • 10. Drinkin' Wine Spo Dee O Dee Drinkin' Wine • 11. It All Depends • 12. End Of The Line • 13. Is It Wrong • 14. CC Rider • 15. Everything Turned To Love • 16. Breeze • 17. Caught In The Middle • 18. Wild Side Of Life
Full Grown Fool
Lonely nights  1980
True Love Ways  1980