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Jack Clement

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Perhaps one of the most opportune, creative, and maverick people in American music background, singer, songwriter, manufacturer, engineer, and tune publisher Jack port Clement had a wonderfully long and varied music réamounté that included dealing with all types of musicians which range from Louis Armstrong, Doc Watson, and Frank Yankovic to U2 , Johnny Money, and Townes Truck Zandt. Clement was created in Whitehaven, Tennessee in 1931, the kid of the choir movie director. He started playing music skillfully throughout a 1948-1952 stint within the U.S. Marines, dealing with the Stonemans, Roy Clark, and Jimmy Dean and playing within a music group known as the Tennessee Troupers. In 1953, clean from the Marines, Clement and mandolin participant Buzz Busby produced the bluegrass duo Hype and Jack port, the Bayou Kids. Over time in university, Clement resolved in Memphis, where he began Fernwood Information with Slim Wallace, documenting performers in Wallace’s garage area. After hearing some songs from these garage area classes in 1956, Sam Phillips of Sunlight Records employed Clement as an engineer and maker (in addition to an occasional documenting designer) for the label. An integral architect from the famed Sunlight sound, Clement caused Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Johnny Money, and Charlie High at Sunlight Studios on the next 3 years (turning out a few of the most popular and pivotal recordings in rock and roll & roll background) before departing in 1959 to create his personal Summer Records, which inturn folded almost instantly, even though Fernwood imprint he previously began with Wallace stayed active. Now regularly billed as Cowboy Jack port, Clement begun to end up being an in-demand manufacturer on the main labels, working especially with Chet Atkins at RCA. He began a song submitting firm, Hall-Clement Music, in 1961 with Costs Hall, along with a calendar year later pitched among the brand-new company’s music to country vocalist George Jones. The melody, called “She Feels I Still Treatment,” continued to hit the very best of the united states graphs in 1962 and became Jones’ personal tune. In 1964 a late-night contact from Johnny Money resulted in Clement organizing the horns for Cash’s “Band of Fireplace.” In 1968 he started producing a group of albums for songwriter Townes Truck Zandt. Jack port Clement Studios, a after that impressive and contemporary 16-track facility, opened up its doorways in Nashville in 1970, and quickly had popular with Ray Stevens’ “Everything Is certainly Beautiful.” Right now a star by himself terms, Clement caused Don Williams and Waylon Jennings, amongst others, in the 1970s, with Johnny Money and John Hartford, once again among others, within the 1980s. In 1988 he was contacted by U2 to record an record back on the previous Sunlight Studios. Clement, who acquired never heard about the music group, was convinced it had been an awful idea until close friends persuaded him usually, and the effect was the U2 record known as Rattle and Hum. Clement started the new hundred years within a executing trio with Billy Burnette and Shawn Camp and began focusing on his very own records, releasing Figure Things Happen THIS WAY in 2004 and Connect Place and Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Enthusiast in 2005. Shout! Manufacturing plant re-released Shakespeare in 2007 alongside Cowboy Jack port Clement’s Home Films. Jack Clement passed away of liver tumor at his house in Nashville on August 8, 2013; he was 82 yrs . old.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jack Clement
Died August 8, 2013, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Profession Songwriter, Film producer, Music Producer, Singer-songwriter
Education University of Memphis
Nationality American
Children Alison Clement, Niles Clement
Awards Academy of Country Music Awards Poet's Award
Music Songs Guess Things Happen That Way, Ballad Of A Teenage Queen, It’ll Be Me, Miller's Cave, When I Dream, I Know One, Fools Like Me, Beautiful Dreamer, Dreaming My Dreams With You, Your Lover Boy, Trapped In An Old Country Song, There Ain’t A Tune, The Black Haired Man, Every Place I’ve Ever Been, Baby Is Gone, Just Between You and Me, I've Got a Thing About Trains, Whole Lotta Lookin', Got Leaving on Her Mind, Let the Chips Fall, No Expectations, Let's All Help the Cowboys, The Spell of the Freight Train, Off To Join The World, Just a Girl I Used to Know, My Cowboy Song, My Voice Keeps Changing, Quench My Thirst, Edge of Town, Drinking Carrot Juice, Leavin’ Is The Lovin’ Thing To Do, Three Little Guitars
Albums Guess Things Happen That Way, For Once and For All
Movies Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan: Cowboy Jack Clement's Home Movies


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1 An accomplished songwriter, Clement has written hits that have been recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves, Jerry Lee Lewis, Cliff Richard, Charley Pride, Tom Jones, Hank Snow, and Bobby Bare, amongst others. In 1973, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
2 After studying at Memphis State Uniiversity, in 1956 Clement went to work as an engineer and producer for Sam Phillips at Sun Studios where he worked with future singing stars such as Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash. While there, Clement personally discovered and recorded Jerry Lee Lewis while Sam Phillips was away on a trip to Florida.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Dressmaker 2015/I writer: "Ballad Of A Teenage Queen" - as J. Clement
Dolly: A Collection of Hits & Duets 2014 Video writer: "Just Someone I Used To Know"
The Marty Stuart Show TV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2010 - 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2010
American Gangster 2007 writer: "Guess Things Happen That Way" 1958
Grand Ole Opry 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Best of Country Live! 2006 Video writer: "Guess Things Happen That Way"
Walk the Line 2005 writer: "Rock with Me Baby" - as J. Clement
Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan: 'Cowboy' Jack Clement's Home Movies 2005 Documentary writer: "Just Someone I Used To Know"
Cold Case 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Dirty Shame 2004 writer: "Itchy"
American Masters 2001 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Drop Dead Gorgeous 1999 writer: "Ballad Of A Teenage Queen"
Dateline NBC 1994 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
A Perfect World 1993 writer: "Guess Things Happen That Way"
Lipstick on Your Collar 1993 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
The Porter Wagoner Show 1967-1973 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
That'll Be the Day 1973 writer: "It'll Be Me"
Johnny Cash i København 1971 TV Special documentary writer: "Guess Things Happen That Way"
The Nashville Sound 1970 Documentary writer: "Just Someone I Used to Know"
The Johnny Cash Show 1969-1970 TV Series writer - 7 episodes
...tick... tick... tick... 1970 lyrics: "California Girl And The Tennessee Square" / music: "California Girl And The Tennessee Square"
The Road to Nashville 1967 writer: "The one on the right is on the left"
Hell on Wheels 1967 writer: "Five little Johnson Girls"
Swinging U.K. 1964 Short writer: "Fools Like Me"
The Dick Clark Show 1958 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Pride of Jesse Hallam 1981 TV Movie music producer
...tick... tick... tick... 1970 song producer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dear Dead Delilah 1972 producer

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
U2: Rattle and Hum 1988 Documentary studio engineer: Sun Studios - as 'Cowboy' Jack Clement

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Father and the Man in Black 2012 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
40 Nights of Rock and Roll 2014 Documentary completed
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Producer / Songwriter (In Memoriam)
The Joy of Country 2011 TV Movie Himself
The Marty Stuart Show 2010 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
Johnny Cash's America 2008 Documentary Himself - music producer
Kings of Rock 'n' Roll 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Producer, Sun Records
Great Performances 2006 TV Series Himself
God Gave Rock & Roll to You 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
CMT Greatest Moments: Johnny Cash 2006 TV Special Himself
Celebrating the Man in Black: The Making of 'Walk the Line' 2005 TV Short documentary Himself - Music Producer / Friend
Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan: 'Cowboy' Jack Clement's Home Movies 2005 Documentary
Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute 2003 TV Movie Himself - Performer
American Masters 2001 TV Series documentary Himself - Sun Engineer / Songwriter
Johnny Cash: Half Mile a Day 2000 Video documentary Himself
Johnny Cash: The Anthology 2000 Video Himself
Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock'n'Roll 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Austin City Limits 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Rock & Roll 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Coming Home: A Rockin' Reunion 1989 TV Movie Himself - Musician
Johnny Cash: The First 25 Years 1980 TV Special Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Singing Songwriters 2004 Video Himself

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