Phillips finally decided to record Thompson backed by one of the classic Sun studio bands: Roland Janes' blistering guitar over a foundation laid by Marvin Pepper and Jimmy Van Eaton. The release fueled Thompson's determination. It must have been one of the wildest touring rock 'n' roll tours ever, with the insane combination of Billy Lee doing his Little Richard-inspired shouting, along with Hayden's own special brand of mayhem. This was rock 'n' roll, brother!
Thompson secured a steady gig at the Tally Ho Club in the tiny suburb of Highwood. He performed with various combinations of musicians until he eventually hooked up with guitar slinger Travis Westmoreland and drummer Bob Miller.
This band went into the studio, producing its own recordings. As Hayden recalls, "back in those days, you'd save a little money, go into the studio and spend it all! A little later, the trio signed with B.
Records and cut just one single, "Tom Thumb" Profile is known among blues record collectors for its three outstanding Jr. Wells singles, but it was a small label on its last legs when Thompson recorded for it. InThompson's former Memphis producer Jack Clement contacted him to once again record.
One single was completed and released, the Clement composition "Queen Bee," released as Arlen Records Once again, the record wasn't promoted and it failed to chart. Thompson watched the public gobble up - then just as quickly spit out - whitebread teen idols. But he could continue to hold his head high, constantly working and periodically recording. With his heart devoted to Lonely River - Narvel Felts - Those Rockabilly Days (CD) 'n' roll and his feet always firmly planted in country, the next move for Thompson seemed to be the most logical.
With the help and encouragement of D. Don Chapman, Thompson earned a spot in the house band of a new country venue, The Rivoli Ballroom, a huge 1,seat room at Montrose and Elston in Chicago. These new sessions found Thompson not only in his element, but with a more Lonely River - Narvel Felts - Those Rockabilly Days (CD) vocal style suited to country music.
The album for Kapp Here's Hayden Thompson, Kapp released in showed promise and got airplay. But being based in Chicago in a Nashville-dominated scene proved to work against Thompson and after three singles he was dropped. But cab driving was what brought home the bacon and music became secondary; Thompson was now married with a family to support.
Inthe Rivoli closed. Do What I Do. Slim Rhodes. Honey Bun. Fool in Pardise. The Worst Case of Love. Red Hair and Green Eyes. Hard Time Gettin' Home. Steve Aynsley. Pink and Black Days. Now Is the Hour. Those Rockabilly Years. Christmas Collection. Me And Bobby Mcgee. The Very Best Of. Super Songs Narvelized. Season's Greetings. On the Wings of Song.
The audience was receptive and blessed me with standing ovations after "Danny Boy" and "My Prayer". An autograph line awaited at Huey's Record Rack. During my show Senator Brown came on stage. He presented me with a plaque from the Missouri Senate.
It states that the Senate paused to recognize my career and my accomplishments. This was quite touching to me. This was a round trip drive. More pics posted on the photo page! May 11th I was up early. I made the mile drive from Missouri to the Memphis Airport. I boarded my flight to Charlotte where I changed plains and flew through he night arriving in London, England the next morning, May 12th.
Cart net my flight and drove me the four hour drive to my hotel in Great Yarmouth, arriving mid afternoon. Friday the 13th, radio Disc Jockey, Shawn Greene phoned my hotel room from Ireland and did an on-air interview with me.
I then went downstairs to attend our press conference. Two thousand tickets had been sold. The Rhythm Busters did a fine job backing me. Much applause followed my hit, "My Prayer". The crowd wanted an encore. I came back to the stage and did one I'd written in"I'm Heading Home" and the crowd raised Lonely River - Narvel Felts - Those Rockabilly Days (CD) roof on that one.
I encored again with, "Shake it Up". Sunday, May 15th I was driven back to where I stayed in a hotel next to the airport. Monday, May 16th I Lonely River - Narvel Felts - Those Rockabilly Days (CD) up early for the long trip home. A long autograph line awaited me in the lobby after my show. Fans were there from as far away as Chicago and Oklahoma City.
Huey and I made the mile round trip Lonely River - Narvel Felts - Those Rockabilly Days (CD) Loretta's white Lincoln. Loretta had another hard fall in April. We enjoyed spending our 49th wedding anniversary together April 30th. March March 10th we were blessed with the arrival of a new great granddaughter. Her name is Koda. She is the daughter of our grandson, Dakota and his wife Colliena. From the webmaster: I am currently unable to scan any photos that Narvel sends so if you have a photo you'd like to share from one of his shows, please send me a scanned pic at marli mkoc.
Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.
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