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Curley Williams

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b. Doc Williams, 3 June 1913, Southern Georgia, USA, d. 5 Sept 1970, USA. Williams was christened Doc because family members legend maintained the seventh child will be a doctor. Small is well known of Williams’ early lifestyle, but in the first 40s, rather than being truly a doctor, he was the fiddle-playing head of a traditional western swing music group on WALD Albany, Georgia. In Dec 1942, along with his Sante Fe Riders, he attained the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, where George D. Hay noticed fit to improve both his and his music group’s name in order to avoid dilemma with Doc Williams And His Boundary Riders, who have been then a recognised work on WWVA’s Wheeling Jamboree. Williams’ locks provided one particular suggestion and, being truly a indigenous of Georgia (the Peach Condition), he became Curley Williams And His Georgia Peach Pickers. They started playing networked Grand Ole Opry displays in Sept 1943, and produced their 1st recordings for Columbia Information in 1945 (the hold off was due to the documenting ban operating in those days). Between 1945 and 1948, they relocated to try out the dancehall circuits for the western coast and also appeared inside a Charles Starrett B-movie Traditional western, Riders FROM THE Lone Celebrity, in 1947. In the past due 40s, in addition they starred for the Louisiana Hayride. Williams had written ‘Fifty percent As Very much’, which he documented in 1951, at his music group’s last Columbia program and in 1952, Hank Williams got the music to #2 2 in america country charts. There’s been misunderstandings over time, with many presuming Hank Williams, who was simply actually no connection but was a pal of Curley’s, to become the author of the music (the music became a million-seller for Rosemary Clooney, and was also documented successfully in the united kingdom by Alma Cogan and Lita Rosa). During his years with Columbia, Williams also offered backing on several other performers’ recordings, including using one event, Fred Rose, who at that time was documenting for the label because the Rambling Rogue. In the first 50s, Williams and his music group played frequently on theSmoky Hill Jamboree in Georgia and for a while did sponsored displays on WSFA Montgomery, Alabama, until, in 1954, Williams sick and tired of the showbusiness existence and retired.

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Died September 5, 1970, Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Profession Singer-songwriter
Music Songs Half As Much, Georgia Boogie, Fiddlin' Boogie, Barbecue Rag, On the Okefenokee, Just A-Pickin' and A-Singin', Between a Rock and a Hard Place, I See a Change in You, Because I Believed What You Said, What's the Matter With My Heart?, Good Ol' Alabam, I've Lived, Loved, and Learned, There Is No Love to Die, Time Has Proven I Was Wrong, Georgia Anne from Georgia, Woe Is Me, Saturday Night Rag, There's a New Blue Eyed Angel, Blue Melody, Georgia Steel Guitar, Move in a Little Closer, When You're Tired of Breaking Other Hearts, No, Not Now, Georgia Polka, Leave Me Alone With the Blues, One Sided Affair, Jealous Lady, Grandma's Turned Over Again, Texas Swing, Honey Do You Love Me?, Whole Hog or None, You Can't Brush Me Off
Albums Country Boogie Best, Music for Drivers, Country Swing, C&W SUPERSTAR, Vol. 8


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1 Composer of the Country standard, "Half As Much", recorded by Hank Williams and Patsy Cline, among many others.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Dog's Purpose 2017 writer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On" - as David Curlee Williams
Fallout 4 2015 Video Game writer: "Whole 'Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" - as David Curlee Williams
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC 2015 TV Movie writer: "Chantilly Lace / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"
Metal Evolution 2011-2012 TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
The 64th Annual Tony Awards 2010 TV Special writer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"
Late Show with David Letterman 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Down in the Valley 2005 writer: "Half As Much"
Venla 2004 2005 TV Special writer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On"
Road Trip 2004 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics, Vol. 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats 2003 Video writer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On"
American Masters 2001 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Meet Wally Sparks 1997 writer: "Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On" - as Dave "Curley" Williams
Go Now 1995 writer: "Half As Much"
Ladybird Ladybird 1994 writer: "Whole Lotta Shaking Going On"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tohuwabohu 1994 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Abierto por vacaciones 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Blue Black Permanent 1992 lyrics: "Half as Much" / music: "Half as Much"
Parker Lewis Can't Lose 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jerry Lee Lewis: The Story of Rock & Roll 1991 Video documentary writer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On" Steve Allen Show, "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On" London, "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On" Toronto
Coupe de Ville 1990 writer: "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On"
Heavy Petting 1989 Documentary writer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"
Saved by the Bell 1989 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Great Balls of Fire! 1989 writer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" - as David Williams
Chances Are 1989 writer: "WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN' ON"
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace 1987 writer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"
The Heavenly Kid 1985 writer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" - as D. Williams
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style 1983 Video documentary writer: "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On" - uncredited
De weg 1983 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Year of Living Dangerously 1982 "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On"
T.J. Hooker 1982 TV Series writer - 1 episode
WKRP in Cincinnati 1982 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Diner 1982 writer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"
Sapiches 1982 writer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"
Grease 1978 writer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" - as Dave Williams
The Buddy Holly Story 1978 writer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" - uncredited
Rolling Stone Magazine: The 10th Anniversary 1977 TV Movie writer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On"
A Concert: Behind Prison Walls 1977 TV Movie documentary writer: "Half as Much"
Miss Nude America 1976 Documentary writer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" - uncredited
In Concert 1975 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Flipside 1973 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii 1973 TV Special documentary writer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" - as Dave Williams
Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Rehearsal Concert 1973 TV Movie writer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" - as Dave Williams
The Last Picture Show 1971 writer: "Half As Much" - uncredited
Mondo Trasho 1969 writer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On"
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Shindig! 1964-1965 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet 1958 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Riders of the Lone Star 1947 performer: "Granddaddy Bullfrog", "Prairie Dog's Lament", "Oh, Mona"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Echo Ranch 1948 Short Curley
Hidden Valley Days 1948 Short Musician (as Curley Williams)
Riders of the Lone Star 1947 Fiddle Player

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