Bobby Lee Trammell

Kick-Ass Rockabilly

Years active 1957-1977 ?

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Bobby Lee Trammell

Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA

Born Jan. 31, 1934;  Died Feb. 20, 2008 (aged 74), Jonesboro, Arkansas


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Bobby Lee Trammell

Bobby Lee Trammell (Jan. 31, 1934 – Feb. 20, 2008) was an American rockabilly singer and politician.


Trammell was born on a cotton farm near JonesboroArkansas to Wiley and Mae Trammell, who were cotton farmers. Wiley played fiddle and Mae was an organist at a local church; in addition to these influences, Trammell also listened to the Grand Ole Opry and attended services at the local Pentecostal church, where gospel music was sung. As a high schooler, Trammell played country music, and when Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash toured in Trammell's area in the middle of the 1950s, Perkins invited him to sing a song and told him to talk to Sam Phillips, owner of Sun Records. The meeting came to nothing, but Trammell moved to Long Beach, California soon after in hopes of landing a recording contract. While in California, he took a job in a Ford manufacturing plant. He saw Bobby Bare play at a carnival and convinced Bare to let him come on stage for a few songs. Lefty Frizzell, who was in attendance at the fair, asked him to open for a show at the Jubilee Ballroom, a venue in Baldwin Park, California. Trammell soon was performing there regularly, and won a reputation for Elvis Presley-like spastic gyrations and wildness on stage that occasionally caused controversy. Trammell said: "I was much wilder than Jerry Lee Lewis or Little Richard”. Manager/record label owner Fabor Robison signed Trammell to a contract, and he released his first single, containing the self-penned tunes "Shirley Lee" and "I Sure Do Love You, Baby". The recordings included session musicians James Burton on guitar and James Kirkland on bass. … Read the full original text here >>> Bobby Lee Trammell

Bobby Lee Trammell - Buffalo Bop Bb-Lp 2039 [1985]

You Mostets Girl - 1958

Open Up Your Heart - 1959

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