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Drugstore Rock And Roll - Janis Martin - The Complete RCA

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Janis Darlene Martin March 27, — September 3, was an American rockabilly and country music singer. She was one of the few women working in the male-dominated rock and roll music field during the s and one of country music's early female innovators. Martin was nicknamed the Female Elvis for her dance moves on stage, similar to those of Elvis Presley. Martin was born in Sutherlin, Virginiaeast of Danville. Her mother was a stage mother, and her father and uncle were both musicians.

Before she was six, Martin was already singing and playing the guitar, inspired by Eddy Arnold and Hank Williams. Over the years, this resulted in statewide contests with over contestants, which she won.

She soon claimed she was tired of country music and began a rock and roll career. Apparently Sholes replied, "Well, who's the girl doin' the demo? The song became the biggest hit of her career, sellingrecords and hitting the country and pop charts. Billboard named her Most Promising Female Vocalist that year. Colonel Tom ParkerElvis' manager, offered to take over her management seeing the potential of a successful double "boy-girl" bill.

Just before, due to his extremely taxing touring schedule, Elvis had collapsed on stage in New York due to exhaustion. Safeguarding the young Janis Martin from this, her parents decided to not accept Parker's offer, and instead go with the head of the Old Dominion shows. On January 7,Martin eloped Sosonic - Way Beyond her boyfriend, a paratrooper.

She told her parents of her marriage only after her husband was safely shipped overseas in Germany. Her father tried to have it annulled, because she was only 15 years old. Eventually, the matter was left, although Janis' mother ordered her to keep her marriage a secret to safeguard Drugstore Rock And Roll - Janis Martin - The Complete RCA career. Her husband got a day leave and went on the road with her, which resulted in her getting pregnant with her son. Martin's teenage pregnancy caused RCA Victor to drop her in This was immediately recalled upon request from the USA since it suggested the idea that the two performers were singing together.

ByMartin was on her second marriage, and her husband demanded she leave the music business. In the s, she began performing again with her newly formed band, The Variations. Inshe was working for the Halifax, VirginiaPolice Department when music historian, Dennis West, tracked her down. Edd Bayes, a record collector from Maryland, Swing 39 - Various - Gypsy Jazz Dennis for her address, which Dennis gave to him.

He then coaxed her to appear locally and tell her story in Goldmine magazine. Martin toured through Europe as part of the rockabilly revival there, and in Bayes convinced RCA to pull four Martin songs from their vault, which were then released on Dog Gone Records in Edd Bayes took one of the songs that had been recorded twice "Love Me Love" at different tempos and added the 'cha cha' to the title.

In the s, the Bear Family label gathered Martin's complete record history with the compilation album The Female Elvis. Her only son, Kevin Parton, had died that January. In the Library of Virginia posthumously honored Martin as a " Virginia Women in Live At CBGBs Song #4 - Striking Distance - The Fuse Is Lit " because of her musical career.

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  • Voodoogor says:
    View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Gatefold Vinyl release of The Complete Janis Martin on Discogs.
  • Grogis says:
    Janis Darlene Martin (March 27, – September 3, ) was an American rockabilly and country music singer. She was one of the few women working in the male-dominated rock and roll music field during the s and one of country music's early female innovators.
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    Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for The Female Elvis: Complete Recordings - Janis Martin on AllMusic - - Thirty songs, and not a loser in the bunch. This 9/
  • Sazshura says:
    Janis Martin was an American Rockabilly and Country Music singer. Martin was one of the few female Rock & Roll artists to be making records, proving to the male-dominated Rock & Roll industry that women too could sell a large amount of records and score Rock & Roll hits. This opened doors for other Rock & Roll singers to come, like Brenda Lee.
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