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Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?

Bobert 25 Nov 11 - 10:19 PM
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Will Fly 26 Nov 11 - 07:58 AM
Bobert 26 Nov 11 - 08:46 AM
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Subject: BS: Marvin Rainwater - Anyone heard of him??
From: Bobert
Date: 25 Nov 11 - 10:19 PM

It just occurred to me that Marvin Rainwater lived in the neighborhood I grew up in...

Anyone ever heard of him???

Seems he had a following...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Marvin Rainwater - Anyone heard of him??
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Nov 11 - 11:43 PM

According to his website, he's still around, up in Minnesota. According to wiki, he's 86! My Rog remembers him and i recognise some of his songs. Like this one esp.: click here. Did you ever see/meet him?


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 02:56 AM

For a short time he was big! I remember seeing him on the top UK TV variety show "Sunday Night at the London Palladium" ( 1958?)
And in those days, with only two UK Tv channels, everyone in the country used to watch that show.
At the time I thought he was great, and defininitely differnent than anything that we'd seen before.


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: wilbyhillbilly
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 06:14 AM

Whole Lotta Woman was one of the most played records on the jukebox in our little local "coffee bar" where we lived on a "plate of chips and a coke" when I was just a teenager.

It was all new then, this American rock'n'roll revolution, Bill Haley, Little Richard, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Everly Bros, etc, etc.

Ahh, wonderful memories of a first love and an era that was in some ways so much more innocent than today.

But then, I suppose all old fogies like me say similar, just glad I can still remember:-).


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: Will Fly
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 07:58 AM

I used to play MV's "Whole Lotta Woman" in a rock'n roll band - always got the punters jumping and jiving.


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: Bobert
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 08:46 AM

No, I never met him but I vividly remember exactly which house he lived in which, BTW, was as a ver modest house like everyone else lived in...

B~


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: kendall
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 08:57 AM

We had one of his records when I was a teen ager.


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: frogprince
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 09:07 AM

I remember his hayday on country music radio & TV. Saw a fairly extended article on him a few years ago. I guess I had assumed that his name was from Indian heritage, and I think he played that up just a little, but the article said no Indian lineage. Rainwater said then that he took a beating from bootlegged recordings that he saw no proceeds from.

An oddball memory that stuck: I have no idea which TV show, but I remember him singing "Mister Blues, Mister Blues, why don't you go f... my baby, Mister Blues". I could never quite make out the "f" word. It really must have been "find" or something. I doubt that he would have tried to get away with what it kept sounding like, and there surely would have been some uproar if he had sprung "the f word" on them.


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: frogprince
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 09:16 AM

Just checked YouTube, and there are a few things including This, which is what I remember him best for. I would say it still sounds pretty good.


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 09:26 AM

I had 'Whole Lotta Woman' on a bright yellow labelled MGM 78. Mr. Rainwater played in various clubs in County Durham (UK) in the 80s and apparently developed a taste for 'Newkie Brown'


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 09:30 AM

I am in the Uk, but I remeber him. Whole lot of woman was a number one hit in the UK


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 10:54 AM

frogprince,check my link up above...great minds, great tastes.*bg*

And, in this link is sure doesn't sound like "find" my baby. I think he slipped one by them! It might be "bug?"


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 11:23 AM

He was regularly played on Radio Luxemburg, which was the only decent music station reaching (most of) the UK in those dim, distant days. Never made the charts here.


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 11:32 AM

Marvin's recording of "Whole Lotta Woman" was No 1 in the UK charts for three weeks in 1958!


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 12:17 PM

I still have, at least I never sold it, Whole Lotta Woman on 45 rpm on the yellow MGM label. I think the B side was I dig you baby, another good song. I was one of those records that annoyed my parents because I played it over and over again!


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: Arkie
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 12:25 PM

I remember him best for "Gonna Find Me a Bluebird" and "Gotta Go Get My Baby". Seems like there was a hic-up in 'ba----by'. I read somewhere that he did have Cherokee ancestry, but it is not all that unusual for a person to make up things to create a public personae.


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: Bobert
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 07:42 PM

Well, seems that Marvin Rainwater had him a littl34e band that played in Washington, D.C. and his lead guitar player was a youngin' named "Roy Clark"...

BTW, the house he lived back then in was in Falls Church, Va.

B~


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: GUEST,josepp
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 08:32 PM

I have a vinyl record of him. It has Mr. Blues on it. He says, "Why don't you go bug my baby, Mr. Blues, Mr. Blues" not fuck my baby.


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: Bobert
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 08:38 PM

Hey, it was the 50s... No one would record anything with the "f word" in it... I don't think that f-prince implied "fuck", joezz...

B~


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 10:41 PM

Never cared much for his rockabilly phase. He was a pretty fair country singer for a while. I still remember his "Indian Burial Ground." Cherokee country singers weren't common, and he really pushed it.


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: GUEST,josepp
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 11:36 PM

He probably deliberately obscured "bug" to sound like fuck because I admit I thought he said fuck at first as well. You're also aware that Gene Vincent was tried in absentia, I believe, I Virginny--his home state--because in "Woman Love" he supposedly says the verse, "I'm lookin' for a woman with a one-track mind a-huggin' and a-squeezing' and a-smoochin' all the time" actually contained the f-word. He seems to deliberately work a pseudo-"F" sound just before he sings "huggin'" so that it sounds like "a-fuggin'". Give it a listen. So Marvin tried the same thing. A little racy publicity never hurts.


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 11:45 PM

my oh my.. it's so hard to imagine folks actually engaged in f***in'
pre 1967..???


dirty subliminal innuendo hinting suggestive fuckers !!!!


but that's why we so cherish 50's rock'n'roll...


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: GUEST,josepp
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 12:19 AM

Remember Buddy Knox doing "Ling Ting Tong" where the chorus sounds suspiciously like "I smokin' boo aye-eh, I smokin' boo!"


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 12:35 AM

hey jos..

there's an old version of "waterboy buck buck bucket" pop song
[it's on youtube]

big band with a female singer..

controversy whether she is singing "fuck fuck fuck it"

think it might have been discussed on mudcat in the last year or so
but cant remember enough or find it right now..


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: frogprince
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 01:15 AM

You can hear "bug" plainly some of the time; the one and only time I heard that before, the listening conditions weren't great either. Somebody ask Marvin so we'll really know.


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: banjoman
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 07:59 AM

I seem to remember a song about (or called) Mexican Rock & Roll where the mexicans gave up the samba to do the rock & roll. Still have the words somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: Bobert
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 07:59 PM

Maybe someone can find Marvin and have him come here and tell the truth???

B~


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 10:32 PM

If you go to his website atMarvin Rainwater.com And scroll down to where it says "sign my guestbook" and click on that, you will see a link to e-mail him. It says he reads every message, so who knows, maybe he will come join us. I certainly hope so.

kat


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: Bobert
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 10:41 PM

I don't have a program that allows me to send an email to him... If I had his actual email addie I could do it... If I can't get that then maybe someone who has a program that allows it rhen maybe they could ask him to stop by at here at Mudville???

B~


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 11:41 PM

By peering, closely, I found it on one of his posters for CDs:

rainwater@mlecmn.net

Have fun!


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: Allen in Oz
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 11:58 PM

He and Connie Francis sang " The Majesty of Love " in 1957 ,,,worth a look on you tube

AD


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: Bobert
Date: 28 Nov 11 - 09:30 AM

Thanks, kat...

I'll try sending him an email...

B~


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 28 Nov 11 - 11:00 AM

Whoops, looked up the wrong name in the 'Guinness Book of Hit Singles'. He did indeed make no.1.


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: Bobert
Date: 28 Nov 11 - 11:36 AM

Tried that email addie, Kat, but it came back undeliverable...

B~


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: katlaughing
Date: 28 Nov 11 - 11:47 AM

Ah, sorry about that, Bobert. There is an email addy for his bookng agent, apparently, on THIS PAGE, plus phone numbers for both. Maybe one of those will work?


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: Bobert
Date: 28 Nov 11 - 04:18 PM

Actually, Kat, I found a website for him that has a way of contacting him so I have sent him a message... I did tell him that we were once neighbors so, who knows, maybe he'll stick his head in here and say "Hey"...

B~


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: Bobert
Date: 03 Feb 12 - 09:39 PM

Gotta an email from Marvin....He's ready to talk about the wording of the song so I'm refeshing this so I can reread it and have it up here...

B~


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Feb 12 - 09:58 PM

Kewl!!


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: Bobert
Date: 04 Feb 12 - 09:23 AM

Just got an email from Marvin and I hate to tell ya' the truth so I'll just quote what Marvin says:

Sorry to disappoint you, Bob, but I slovenly sang, "Why don't you go BUG my baby, Mr. Blues." However, I have become convinced that a whole lotta rockabillies were hoping you were right."

There ya' have it, folks, from the horse's, ahhhh, Marvin's mouth, ahhhhh, keyboard...

B~


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: Bobert
Date: 04 Feb 12 - 04:04 PM

Hey, ya'll... I told Marvin to stop in ans sway "Hey" so ya'll be on yer best behaviors if he does, ya' hear???

B~


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Subject: RE: Marvin Rainwater-(Rockabilly)Anyone heard of him?
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 01:55 PM

"I read somewhere that he did have Cherokee ancestry, but it is not all that unusual for a person to make up things to create a public personae."

Back in the '50s, the local country jocks (KXLA Pasadena, CA) frequently referred to him as 'Big chief' Marvin Rainwater. I still, all these years later, occasionally listen to "Bluebird".


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