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Don Gibson

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Informations générales
Nom de naissance Donald Eugene Gibson
Naissance 3 avril 1928
Shelby, Caroline du Nord
Décès 17 novembre 2003 (à 75 ans)
Activité principale Auteur-compositeur-interprète
Genre musical Musique country
Instruments Guitare
Années actives 1948–2003
Labels RCA
Hickory

Donald Eugene Gibson (né le 3 avril 1928 et mort le 17 novembre 2003) est un compositeur-interprète américain de musique country. Son nom fut introduit au Country Music Hall of Fame en 2001 pour l'ensemble de sa carrière musicale.

Biographie[modifier | modifier le code]

Don Gibson est né à Shelby, Caroline du Nord, dans une famille de classe moyenne. Il monta son premier groupe Sons of the Soil assez jeune et enregistra avec eux son premier titre en 1948. En 1957, il se rendit à Nashville pour enregistrer "Oh Lonesome Me" et "I Can't Stop Loving You" pour la Radio Corporation of America. L'enregistrement deviendra un hit des classements pop et country.

"Oh Lonesome Me" fut le premier d'un série de succès dont "Blue Blue Day" qui sera numéro 1 en 1958. Suivront "Look Who's Blue" (1958), "Don't Tell Me Your Troubles" (1959), "Sea of Heartbreak" (1961); "Lonesome No. 1", "I Can Mend Your Broken Heart" (1962), et "Woman (Sensuous Woman)", un autre numéro 1 en 1972.

Gibson enregistra une série de duo avec Dottie West à la fin des années 1960 et au début des années 1970. Leurs plus grands succès seront "Rings of Gold" (1969) et "There's a Story Goin' Round" (1970). West et Gibson sortiront un album ensemble en 1969, nommé Dottie and Don. Gibson enregistra également plusieurs duos avec Sue Thompson dont les titres "I Think They Call It Love" (1972), "Good Old Fashioned Country Love" (1974) et "Oh, How Love Changes" (1975).

Compositeur de talent, Gibson sera surnommé The Sad Poet à cause de ses nombreuses chansons parlant de la solitude et de l'amour perdu. Sa chanson "I Can't Stop Loving You", sera reprise par plus de 700 artistes, dont Ray Charles en 1962. Il a également écrit et enregistré "Sweet Dreams", une chanson qui deviendra plus tard en 1963 un succès à travers la voie de Patsy Cline. Roy Orbison sera un grand fan de l'écriture de Gibson et, en 1967, il enregistra un album nommé Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson.

Après son décès en 2003, l'artiste fut enterré dans le Sunset Cemetery de Shelby, sa ville natale.

Discographie[modifier | modifier le code]

Albums[modifier | modifier le code]

Année Album Positions Label
US Country US
1958 Songs by Don Gibson Lion
Oh Lonesome Me RCA
1959 No One Stands Alone
That Gibson Boy
1960 Look Who's Blue
Sweet Dreams
1961 Girls, Guitars and Gibson
1962 Some Favorites of Mine
1964 I Wrote a Song 14 134
God Walks These Hills
1965 A Blue Million Tears
The Best of Don Gibson
Too Much Hurt 13
1966 Don Gibson with Spanish Guitars 4
Great Country Songs 14
1967 All My Love 19
1968 The King of Country Soul 21
More Country Soul 26
1969 Dottie and Don (avec Dottie West) 21
Don Gibson Sings All-Time Country Gold 17
1970 The Best of Don Gibson 2
Hits, The Don Gibson Way 39 Hickory
A Perfect Mountain
1971 Hank Williams as Sung by Don Gibson
Country Green 17
1972 Woman (Sensuous Woman) 16
The Two of Us Together (avec Sue Thompson)
1973 Touch the Morning / That's What I'll Do 26 Hickory/MGM
1974 Snap Your Fingers 21
The Very Best of Don Gibson 30
Bring Back Your Love to Me 38
1975 I'm the Loneliest Man 47
Oh, How Love Changes (avec Sue Thompson) 43
Don't Stop Loving Me
1977 I'm All Wrapped Up in You
If You Ever Get to Houston
1978 Starting All Over Again
Look Who's Blue

Singles[modifier | modifier le code]

Année Single Positions Album
US Country US CAN Country
1956 "Sweet Dreams" 9 single only
1958 "Oh Lonesome Me" 1 7 Oh Lonesome Me
"I Can't Stop Loving You" 7 81
"Blue Blue Day" 1 20
"Give Myself a Party" 5 46 singles only
"Look Who's Blue" 8 58
1959 "Who Cares" 3 43
"A Stranger to Me" 27
"Lonesome Old House" 11 71
"Don't Tell Me Your Troubles" 5 85
"I'm Movin' On" 14
1960 "Big Hearted Me" 29 Look Who's Blue
"Just One Time" 2 29
"Far, Far Away" 11 72 Sweet Dreams
"Sweet Dreams" (re-enregistré) 6 93
1961 "What About Me" 22 100
"Sea of Heartbreak" 2 21 single only
"Lonesome Number One" 2 59 I Wrote a Song
1962 "I Can Mend Your Broken Heart" 5 105 singles only
"So How Come (No One Loves Me)" 22
1963 "Head Over Heels in Love with You" 12
"Anything New Gets Old (Except My Love for You)" 22 I Wrote a Song
1964 "Oh Such a Stranger"
"Cause I Believe in You" 23 singles uniquement
1965 "Again" 19
"Watch Where You're Going" 10
1966 "A Born Loser" 12 Great Country Songs
"(Yes) I'm Hurting" 6
"Funny, Familiar, Forgotten, Feelings" 8 More Country Soul
1967 "A Lost Highway" 51 Great Country Songs
"All My Love" 23 All My Love
1968 "Ashes of Love" 37 The King of Country Soul
"Good Morning, Dear" 71
"It's a Long, Long Way to Georgia" 12 20 More Country Soul
"Ever Changing Mind" 30 The King of Country Soul
1969 "Solitary" 28 The Best of Don Gibson 2
"I Will Always" 21 singles only
"There's a Story (Goin' 'Round)" (avec Dottie West) 7
1970 "Don't Take All Your Loving" 17 31 A Perfect Mountain
"A Perfect Mountain" 16
"Someway" 37 31 Country Green
1971 "Guess Away the Blues" 19 4
"(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle" 29 29 Hank Williams as Sung by Don Gibson
"Country Green" 5 7 Country Green
1972 "Far, Far Away" (re-enregistré) 12 6 Woman (Sensuous Woman)
"Woman (Sensuous Woman)" 1 1
"Is This the Best I'm Gonna Feel" 11 3
1973 "If You're Goin' Girl" 26 9 Touch the Morning /
That's What I'll Do
"Touch the Morning" 6 5
"That's What I'll Do" 30 83
"Snap Your Fingers" 12 23 Snap Your Fingers
1974 "One Day at a Time" 8 30
"Good Old Fashioned Country Love" (avec Sue Thompson) 31 29 single only
"Bring Back Your Love to Me" 9 14 Bring Back Your Love to Me
1975 "I'll Sing for You" 27
"(There She Goes) I Wish Her Well" 24 48 I'm the Loneliest Man
"Don't Stop Loving Me" 43 Don't Stop Loving Me
"I Don't Think I'll Ever (Get Over You)" 76
1976 "You've Got to Stop Hurting Me Darling" 79
"Doing My Time" 39 I'm All Wrapped Up in You
"I'm All Wrapped Up in You" 23
1977 "Fan the Flame, Feed the Fire" 30 If You Ever Get to Houston
"If You Ever Get to Houston (Look Me Down)" 16
"When Do We Stop Starting Over" 67
1978 "Starting All Over Again" 16 Starting All Over Again
"The Fool" 22
"Oh, Such a Stranger" 61 Look Who's Blue
"I Love You Because" flip
"Any Day Now" 26 31
1979 "Forever One Day at a Time" 37 33 singles uniquement
1980 "Sweet Sensuous Sensations" 42
"I'd Be Crazy Over You"
"Love Fires" 80

Singles collaboratifs[modifier | modifier le code]

Année Single Artiste Positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1969 "Rings of Gold" Dottie West 2 1 Dottie & Don
"Sweet Memories" 32
1970 "Til I Can't Take It Anymore" 46
1971 "The Two of Us Together" Sue Thompson 50 The Two of Us Together
1972 "Did You Ever Think" 71
"I Think They Call It Love" 37
"Cause I Love You" 64
1973 "Go with Me" 52 49
"Warm Love" 53 52
1975 "No One Will Ever Know" Oh, How Love Changes
"Oh, How Love Changes" 36
"I Can't Tell My Heart That"
1976 "Get Ready-Here I Come" 98
"Let's Get Together"

Notes et références[modifier | modifier le code]

  • Wolfe, Stacey (1998). "Don Gibson". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 199.

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