Who was/is Melvin Endsley ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD and more


born 30. 1. 1934 in Heber Springs - ArkansasRecord Labels: RCA, MGM, Hickory, Melark, Bear FamilyMelvin Endsley, composer and singer, had the most success as a hit supplier to the big stars. His most successful songs were ,Singing the Blues, Knee Deep lnThe Blues, ,I Like Your Kind Of Love and Ain`t Gettin`Nowhere. He never made the hit parade as a singer.


Finally, we get to one of the unsung heroes of the music, MELVIN ENDSLEY. Born in Heber Springs, Arkansas, Melvin contracted polio as a child. Although this debilitating disease meant spending the rest of his life in a wheelchair, it did not prevent him carving himself a formidable reputation and income as a songwriter. Known principaly as the writer of Singing The Blues, Melvin also wrote a number of other best sellers. It was as a direct result of his endeavours in this field that Melvin secured a recording contract with RCA Victor.


Despite the wide acclaim for his songwriting ability, he never achieved the same success as a recording artist, which is a shame as he possesses a superb voice. Is It True featured here was cut at the first session and is the most hillbilly sounding track he ever cut. Unfortunately, for commercial reasons, RCA steered him away from this relatively unadulterated style, towards a more hybrid pop/country format. For an in-depth assessment of the man's recordings, we refer you to another Bear Family album (BFX 15275). (They don't pay us for this, honest ...)

Melvin Endsley I Like Your Kind Of Love
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Melvin Endsley: I Like Your Kind Of Love
Art-Nr.: BCD15595

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1-CD with 20-page booklet, 29 tracks. Playing time approx. 66 mns. One of the great undiscovered jewels in our catalogue! Melvin was the writer of Singing The Blues , but he was also a passionate and incredibly underrated singer. Crippled, he rarely left his home...

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Melvin Endsley: I Like Your Kind Of Love (LP)
Art-Nr.: BFX15275

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(Bear Family Records) 16 Tracks - RCA Victor masters, 1957-1958, incl. a previously unissued recording!​

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