Mac Curtis

Wesley Erwin “Mac” Curtis, Jr. (16 de enero de 1939 – 16 de setiembre de 2013) fue un músico de rockabilly. Nació en Fort Worth, Texas. Aprendió a tocar guitarra a los 12, ingresando a un concurso de talentos. Se mudó a Weatherford en 1954, donde formó una banda con dos compañeros de clase, Jim y Ken Galbraith. Tocaban en los eventos de la escuela, pero durante uno de ellos su espectáculo fur interrumpido por realizar movimientos con contenido sexual sobre el escenario.1 El grupo siguió tocando localmente, y en 1955 les ofrecieron un trato con King Records, que lanzó su primer sencillo “If I Had Me a Woman”.



Más tarde Alan Freed escuchó al grupo y los invitó a tocar en su especial de radio de Navidad en 1956. Curtis volvió a Weatherford para completar su educación y se convirtió en disc jockey en Seúl, Corea luego de unirse a la milicia.1 Al retornar en 1960, siguió trabajando como DJ en el sur de Estados Unidos y lanzó otros álbumes. El de 1968, The Sunshine Man, alcanzó la posición 35 en las listas de música country en el país.2 Como en la década de 1970 el rockabilly se hizo popular, comenzó a grabar con Ray Campi y firmó para el sello de Ronnie Weiser, Rollin’ Rock Records. Su carrera despegó en los 1980s y 1990s. Más tarde fue elegido para Salón de la Fama del Rockabilly.

Murió el 16 de setiembre de 2013 debido a las heridas provocadas en un accidente de tránsito.3

Álbumes

Año Título/lista de canciones Nº catálogo
Epic Records (USA)
1969 SUNSHINE MANLittle Ole Wine Drinker / The Friendly City / Break My Mind / Love’s Been Good To Me / Too Good To Be True / Too Close To Home / The Quiet Kind / Sunshine Man / I’ve Got The Tiger By The Tail / Almost Persuaded / It’s My Way BN 26419 (LP)
GRT Records (USA)
1970 EARLY IN THE MORNINGEarly In The Morning / Big Boss Man / Ain’t That A Shame / Blues Man / Baby What You Want Me To Do / Maybelline / Gulf Stream Line / Stagger Lee / I’d Run A Mile / I Got A Woman / Where The Hurt Moves In / Him Or Me (What’s It Gonna Be) LP 20002 (LP)
Rollin’ Rock Records (USA)
1973 RUFFABILLYBig D Women / Baby Let’s Play House / Heartbreakin’ Mama / Fannie Mae / Sidetrack Mama / Holdin’ On / Good Rockin’ Tonight / Amarillo Killer / Hot Rock / Crazy Crazy Lovin’ / Wild Wild Women / You Hurt Me / Sexy Ways LP 002 (LP)
1975 GOOD ROCKIN’ TOMORROWGood Rockin’ Tomorrow / Wake Up Rock ‘n’ Roll Rock-A-Baby / Hard Hearted Girl / Party Line / Turn To Me / For Your Love / Rockabilly Uprising / Been Gone A Long Time / Juice Box / Gone Out Of My Mind / Wildcat Tamer / Let’s Go LP 002 (LP)
1978 ROCK MESidething / That’s How Much I Love You / Turn Away From Me / Making It Right / Real Good Itch / She Knows All The Good Ways To Be Bad / Suntan Girl / You Can’t Take The Boogie Woogie Out Of Me / I’d Run A Mile To You / Good Love Sweet Love / Don’t You Love Me / Rock Me LP 016 (LP)
Sunshine Records (USA)
1977 GOLDEN GOSPEL FAVORITESI’m Gonna Walk Them Golden Stairs / He’ll Understand And Say Well Done / Swing Down Chariot / Just A Little Talk With Jesus / This Old Building / His Hand In Mine / When God Dips His Pen / Milky White Way / Where Could I Go / It’s Different Now SS 001 (LP)
Radar Records (UK)
1979 ROCKIN’ MOTHERDucktail / Grandaddy’s Rockin’ / You Oughta See Granma Rock / How Long Will It Take / If I Had Me A Woman / Good Rockin’ Tomorrow / Rockin’ Mother / How Come It / Slip Slip Slippin’ In / Johnny Carroll Rock / Turn Away From Me / That Ain’t Nothin’ But Right / Crazy Crazy Lovin’ / Hungry Hill
collection of Rollin’ Rock masters
RAD 22 (LP)
Rebel (FIN)
1981 TEXAS ROCKABILLY LEGENDRock Me / If I Had Me A Woman / Slip Slip Slippin’ In / Turn To Me / I’d Run A Mile To You / Hungry Hill / Johnny Carroll Rock / Pistol Packin’ Mama / Ducktail / Making It Right / Sidething / Good Rockin’ Tomorrow / Been Gone A Long Time / She Knows All The Good Ways To Be Bad
collection of Rollin’ Rock masters
ROLLS 004 (LP)
1981 TOP CAT ON ROCKABILLY TRACKRockin’ Mother / Rockabilly Uprising / Suntan Girl / Wildcat Tamer / That Ain’t Nothin’ But Right / Grandaddy’s Rockin’ / Amarillo Killer / How Come It / Hard Hearted Girl / Keep Doin’ What You’re Doin’ Now / How Long Will It Take / For Your Love / You Oughta See Granma Rock / Turn Away From Me
collection of Rollin’ Rock masters
ROLLS 004 (LP)
Hot Rock Records (UK)
1981 TRUCKABILLYI’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday / Goosebumps / Good Rockin’ Teddy / Wishin ‘n’ Prayin’ / The Hucklebuck / I’m Gonna Love You Back To Loving Me Again / Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu / Train Of Sin / Just a Little Too Much / Hooked On Music / Turn To Me / Little Miss Linda / Don’t Forbid Me / Hollywood City HR-701 (LP)
Rollin’ Rock Records (CH)
1995 THE ROLLIN’ ROCK & REBEL SINGLESDucktail / Sidetrack Mama / You Oughta See Granma Rock / Grandaddy’s Rockin’ / How Come It / Slip Slip Slippin’ In / Johnny Carroll Rock / Rockin’ Mother / Keep Doin’ What You’re Doin’ Now / Pistol Packin’ Mama / Been Gone A Long Time / Making It Right / For Your Love / Turn Away From Me / If I Had Me A Woman / That Ain’t Nothin’ But Right / Rollin’ Rock Rock / How Long Will It Take / Tell Me What’ll I Do
collection of Rollin’ Rock masters
RRCD 004 (CD)
Hightone Records/HMG (USA)
1997 ROCKABILLY UPRISINGIf I Had Me A Woman / Good Rockin’ Tomorrow / Party Line / Ducktail / I’d Run A Mile To You / Wild Wild Women / That’s How Much I Love You / You Can’t Take The Boogie Woogie Out Of Me / Grandaddy’s Rockin’ / Turn Away From Me / Sidething / How Come It / Wake Up Rock ‘n’ Roll / Hard Hearted Girl / More Love Where That Came From / Real Good Itch / Turn To Me / For Your Love / Suntan Girl
collection of Rollin’ Rock masters
6601 (CD)
Vinyl Japan Records (UK)
1998 ROCKABILLY READYRockabilly Ready / The Love Doctor / Show Me The Money / Tell Me What’ll I Do / Old Rock ‘n’ Rollers Like Me / Miss Linda’s Still Fine / One Foot Loose / Blues Man / Let’s Go Downtown / Keep On Rockin’ / Hey Hey Little Lady / Mesmerized / Are You Ready To Rumble / Side Wind / Little Mama Have Mercy / Frantic JRCD 31 (CD)
Bluelight Records (FIN)
1999 EARLY IN THE MORNINGEarly In The Morning / Big Boss Man / Ain’t That A Shame / Blues Man / Baby What You Want Me To Do / Maybelline / Gulf Stream Line / Stagger Lee / I’d Run A Mile / I Got A Woman / Where The Hurt Moves In / Him Or Me (What’s It Gonna Be)
re-issue of GRT album
BLR 3367 2 (CD)
2011 SONGS I WISH I WROTESinger Of Sad Songs / This Time Tomorrow / 100 Pounds Of Honey / Sunshine Man / Turn Away From Me / One More Night / Stay Love / Beautiful Annabel Lee / So What Let It Rain / Drowning All My Sorrows / If You Want To Be My Woman / Restless / You’ve Turned Down The Lights BLR 33147 2 (CD) BLR 33147 1 (LP)

Sencillos

Año Canción A/B Nº catálogo
King Records (USA)
1956 If I Had Me A Woman / Just So You Call Me 45-4927
1956 Granddaddy’s Rockin’ / Half Hearted Love 45-4949
1956 You Ain’t Treatin’ Me Right / The Low Road 45-4965
1956 That Ain’t Nothin’ But Right / Don’t You Love Me 45-4995
1957 Say So / I’ll Be Gentle 45-5059
1958 What You Want / You Are My Very Special Baby 45-5107
1958 Little Miss Linda / Missy Ann 45-5121
Felsted Records (USA)
1960 Come Back Baby / No Never Alone 45-8592-V
Le Cam Records (USA)
1962 Singing The Blues / Soho 339
1962 Dance Her By Me (One More Time) / You’re The One 954
1965 Lie And Get By / I Just Ain’t Got 965
Dot Records (USA)
1962 Dance Her By Me (One More Time) / You’re The One 45-16315
Brownfield Records (USA)
1962 Doodle Doodle Do (And Forget About You) / Don’t Take My Freedom BF 27
Shah Records (USA)
1962 Singing The Blues / Ballad Of Black Mountain S 982
Limelight Records (USA)
1963 12th Of June / Lie And Get By Y 3010
Shalimar Records (USA)
1963 Come On Back / 100 Pounds Of Honey S-103
Maridene Records (USA)
1964 100 Pounds Of Honey / Down The Pike M-111
Tower Records (USA)
1967 Stepping Out On You / The Ties That Bind 319
Epic Records (USA)
1968 Too Close To Be True / Too Close To Home 5-10257
1969 Love’s Been Good To Me / The Quiet Kind 5-10324
1969 Sunshine Man / It’s My Way 5-10385
1969 Almost Persuaded / The Friendly City 5-10438
1969 Happiness Lives In This House / Little Ole Wine Drinker Me 5-10468
1969 Us / Don’t Make Love 5-10530
1970 Honey Don’t / Today’s Teardrops 5-10574
GRT Records (USA)
1970 Early In The Morning / When The Hurt Moves In 26
1971 Gulf Stream Line / I’d Run A Mile 41
Rollin’ Rock Records (USA)
1972 Ducktail / Sidetrack Mama 45-007
1974 Grandaddy’s Rockin’ / You Oughta See Granma Rock 45-016
1974 How Come It / Slip Slip Slippin’ In 45-018
1975 Johnny Carroll Rock / Rockin’ Mother 45-026
1975 What’ll I Do / (B-side by Ray Campi) 45-029
1978 Keep Doin’ What You’re Doin’ Now / Pistol Packin’ Mama 45-043
Emcee Records (USA)
1974 Pistol Packin’ Mama / She Knows All The Good Ways To Be Bad 002
Ranwood Records (USA)
1975 Asphalt Cowboy / Pistol Packin’ Mama R-1017
1975 Keep Doin’ What You’re Doin’ Now / She Knows All The Good Ways To Be Bad R-1033
1975 Nine Times Out Of Ten / More Like I Do Now R-1041
1976 West Texas Women / We Made It All The Way R-1050
Hot Rock Records (UK)
1980 Hot Rock Boogie // Half Hearted Love / The Hucklebuck HR-001
1981 I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday / Goosebumps HR-010
Rebel (FIN)
1981 Making It Right / Been Gone A Long Time MAC 005
1981 For Your Love / Turn Away From Me MAC 006

Referencias

  1. ↑ Saltar a:a b Mac Curtis en Allmusic
  2. Volver arriba↑ Billboard, Allmusic.com
  3. Volver arriba↑ Dallas Morning News, ‘It was a shock’: Rockabilly Hall of Famer Mac Curtis dies from injuries sustained in accident, 17 de setiembre de 2013