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Bob Luman

It's a classic American story. It almost sounds mythic, and it sure as hell would make a great movie. And nobody could have played the part better than Bob Luman.

Here's this dirt-poor kid from east Texas, born in 1937 and growing up in the boring, strait-laced days of the early 1950s. He's sleep-walking his way through high school, trying to decide between his two loves: baseball and music. He's too wired to do well in school. It's hard to sit still, and concentrating on American history and practical math is out of the question. Sometimes his thoughts take him to the baseball diamond. He's hitting for power or making the kind of catches you see on highlight reels, robbing someone else of a hit. Sometimes he thinks about performing on stage with his guitar, fronting his own band and sounding like Lefty Frizzell or Webb Pierce or whoever happens to be on the charts.

But somewhere deep down, at a level he can't even describe, the music isn't quite what he's looking for. Something is missing. The performing is OK; he loves to be up on stage working the audience. It's the music itself that isn't quite satisfying. But where else can he take it? What options are there for a teenage white boy in Texas around 1954? If not country music, then what? Surely not the horrible pop music that some adults listen to. That's not the kind of singer he is. And he's not black, which rules out the kind of music he sometimes hears late at night on stations like WLAC in Nashville. But, boy, there's something really appealing about those blues and R&B sounds he's been hearing more and more.

And then it happens like in some sort of Hollywood movie script. It's very sudden and almost from that moment there's no turning back. What Bob Luman doesn't know is that he's not the only one it's happening to. But none of that matters right at the moment. The point is that Luman is almost immediately a changed man. Suddenly he knows what he wants to do. Baseball will slip into the background and become something to do in his spare time. Music, this new kind of music, will define who he is and what he does.

His story will be told and embellished many times over the years, by press agents, music journalists, and by Bob, himself. The official version goes like this: Bobby Glynn Luman was born on April 15, 1937 in Blackjack, a small community near the east Texas town of Nacogdoches. He went to high school in Kilgore and learned to play guitar from his father, who was also proficient on fiddle and harmonica. J. C. 'Coot' Luman was, in the words of Bob's wife Barbara, "a real John Wayne type." A tough uncompromising guy who nevertheless had a real soft spot for his son.

Bob was fronting a fairly traditional country band. In August, 1955, all of that changed. Elvis Presley, flush with the success of a few Sun Records, came through Texas. One story has it that Luman's girl saw or heard about the show first, reporting the events to Bob the next day. He wasn't sure what to make of her story, but he sensed that something was happening and he had to check it out. That evening they both went to see the strange looking young man with sideburns and swivelling hips. That was, to borrow a cliché, the first day of the rest of Bob Luman's life.

 

from booklet BCD16985 -- Bob Luman Bob Luman - Bob Rocks
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Carnival Rock - Original 1957 Soundtrack (CD)
Bob Luman & Others: Carnival Rock - Original 1957 Soundtrack (CD) Art-Nr.: ACD25003

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(And More Bears) 10 tracks (22:21) The original master recordings plus special bonus track from 'Teenage Thunder'. Real nice 28 page color booklet.!***** The cult Rock 'n' Roll movie 'Carnival Rock' went out with 'Teen Age Thunder.' Both...
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Bob Luman - Bob Rocks
Bob Luman: Bob Luman - Bob Rocks Art-Nr.: BCD16985

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1 CD Digipac with 84-page booklet, Rock'n'Roll, tracks 36, playing time approx. 77:47. • Contains a generous 36 tracks: the equivalent of a two-CD set • Presents the best of Bob Luman 'rockin' sides • Contains rare Texas demos and...
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Luman, 1968-1977 (5-CD Deluxe Box Set)
Bob Luman: Luman, 1968-1977 (5-CD Deluxe Box Set) Art-Nr.: BCD15898

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5-CD boxset (LP-size) with 48-page book, 145 tracks. Playing time approx. 376 mns. An in-depth look at the final 10 years of the life and career of country rocker Bob Luman. It includes every track recorded for Epic and Polydor from...
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Bob Luman - At Town Hall Party (DVD)
Bob Luman: Bob Luman - At Town Hall Party (DVD) Art-Nr.: BVD20004

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(DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 22 tracks, playing time: 70:25) & ,'Town Hall Party' was among the first of the country music shows to be seen on U.S. television, making its debut in early 1952 and running until early 1961. Staged...
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Let's Think About Living (4-CD Deluxe Box Set)
Bob Luman: Let's Think About Living (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Art-Nr.: BCD16259

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4-CD box (LP-size) with 104-page hardcover book, 117 tracks. Playing time approx. 262 mns. His complete recordings (1955 - 1967) with rockabilly classics like Red Cadillac And A Black Mustache, Red Hot, Svengali, and many more, plus the...
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Loretta (LP)
Bob Luman: Loretta (LP) Art-Nr.: SDLP068

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(Magnum) 16 original 1960s Hickory recordings.
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Still Rockin' (LP)
Bob Luman: Still Rockin' (LP) Art-Nr.: BFX15140

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(Bear Family Records) 16 tracks. Contains 14 Hickory Records Nashville masters 1963-65, produced by Wesley Rose plus two Warner Bros. recordings from 1959/60 (1 unissued). New stock copy (Bear Family Records)
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Loretta (CD)
Bob Luman: Loretta (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSD068

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(Magnum Music) 16 Songs
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His 50s Recordings - Rocks... (CD)
Bob Luman: His 50s Recordings - Rocks... (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSP99010

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(1995/Sparkletone) 30 tracks
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Let's Get Real Gone For A Change!!! (7inch, EP, 45rpm, PS, Ltd.)
Bob Luman & The Shadows: Let's Get Real Gone For A Change!!! (7inch, EP,... Art-Nr.: 45RJEP002

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(Rockin' Jamboree Records) 4-Track Vinyl EP - 45 rpm, picture cover, large inner hole for the juke box. Rare live and studio recordings, featuring James Burton - guitar!
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The Rocker (Vinyl)
Bob Luman: The Rocker (Vinyl) Art-Nr.: BFX15037WP

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​Vinyl Weisspressung / Testpressung / Promotion Copy
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Wild Eyed Woman - Amarillo Blues (7inch, 45rpm)
Bob Luman & The Shadows: Wild Eyed Woman - Amarillo Blues (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 45SR223

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(Sleazy Records) 2 tracks, legendary 1957 demos and unreleased tracks 2/4
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This Is The Night - All Night Long (7inch, 45rpm)
Bob Luman & The Shadows: This Is The Night - All Night Long (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 45SR222

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Make Up Your Mind - Your Love (7inch, 45rpm)
Bob Luman & The Shadows: Make Up Your Mind - Your Love (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 45SR224

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(Sleazy Records) 2 tracks, legendary 1957 demos and unreleased tracks 3/4
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Bring Along Your Lovin' - Blue Days, Black Nights (7inch, 45rpm)
Bob Luman & The Shadows: Bring Along Your Lovin' - Blue Days, Black... Art-Nr.: 45SR225

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(Sleazy Records) 2 tracks, legendary 1957 demos and unreleased tracks 4/4
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Let's Think About Luman (CD)
Bob Luman: Let's Think About Luman (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAS954

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(2016/Jasmine) 30 Tracks, 1959-1962 - Bob Luman's 'Let's Think About Living' was one of the wittiest and catchiest pop hits of 1960 - a chart marker all around the world and a record that should have set the singer up for a lengthy...
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American Originals (CD)
Bob Luman: American Originals (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCK45078

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(CBS) 10 Tracks - 1972-1975 - Remastered at Custom Mastering, Nashville, TN. Sealed, original US Longbox packaging - stock copy. (Bear Family Records)
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Let's Think About Living (CD)
Bob Luman: Let's Think About Living (CD) Art-Nr.: CD111910

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(PLAY 24-7) 22 tracks
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The Fabulous Bob Luman (LP, 10inch)
Bob Luman: The Fabulous Bob Luman (LP, 10inch) Art-Nr.: LPMG2010

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(Minigroove) 12 tracks
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More Of That Rocker (LP, 2nd pressing)
Bob Luman: More Of That Rocker (LP, 2nd pressing) Art-Nr.: BFX15039

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(1979/Bear Family Records) 16 tracks - Hickory/Warner master 1960-1962 (2 unissued) produced by Wesley Rose. Mastered by Bob Jones - Linernotes Bill Millar. - Second pressing with red labels and the (then) new adress (misspelled)....
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Livin', Lovin' Sound (CD)
Bob Luman: Livin', Lovin' Sound (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCLC5094

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Classic Country (CD)
LUMAN, Bob: Classic Country (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSIM5634

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Dang Me (LP)
Bob Luman: Dang Me (LP) Art-Nr.: LPFLASH9002

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Gatefold cover/Klappcover - last copies/Restexemplare
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Try Me - Boston Rocker 7inch, 45rpm
Bob Luman: Try Me - Boston Rocker 7inch, 45rpm Art-Nr.: REP12036

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Boston Rocker - Guitar Picker (7inch, 45rpm, PS)
Bob Luman: Boston Rocker - Guitar Picker (7inch, 45rpm, PS) Art-Nr.: 45SR24

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Great Rockabilly two sider.
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