LUMAN, BOB

BOSTOM ROCKER / GUITAR PICKER (SLEAZY RECORDS)

LUMAN, BOB - BOSTOM ROCKER / GUITAR PICKER 117271
Format:
1 7"
Release:
17.11.2017
Label:
SLEAZY RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
117271
Barcode:
8436022625785
Bob Luman, born Robert Glynn Luman 15 April 1937 in Nacogdoches, Texas, died December 27, 1978. Bob Luman started out as a rockabilly performer and later switched to country.

Through his teens, Luman was primarily interested in singing country music like his idol Lefty Frizzell, but then he saw Elvis, which inspired him to try his hand at the rockabilly sound.

Soon after graduating, Luman won a talent contest, leading to his debut on the Louisiana Hayride.

He became a regular in the mid-'50s, and had a small role in the 1957 film 'Carnival Rock'; still, his singles did nothing on the charts.

In 1958 Luman cut a demo 'Guitar Picker' with Eddie Cochran and Fred Carter on lead guitars.

In 1959, the Pittsburgh Pirates offered Luman a contract, however, the Everly Brothers talked him into recording the Boudleaux Bryant song 'Let's Think About Living' which became a Top Ten hit on both the country and pop charts.

His follow-up, 'The Great Snowman', was also a hit, but he was drafted, and spent the next two years in the military.

In 1964, he began recording for Hickory Records, and the following year, he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Luman eventually signed with Epic Records and had a string of Top 25 hits over the next ten years.

Luman had a major heart attack in 1975. His final chart appearance came in 1977, the following year he contracted pneumonia and died at the age of 41.

Featuring: Eddie Cochran and Fred Carter: Lead Guitars; Conrad "Gaybo" Smith: Stand-Up Bass
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. BOSTOM ROCKER
  • 1.2. GUITAR PICKER