Label: Rollin Rock - CD-110 • Format: CD Album • Genre: Rock • Style: Rockabilly
His brilliant recordings for the small Westport label were not released in Europe at the time, although one of them was belatedly issued in the UK inbut in the midst of Beatlemania it was completely overlooked. Alvis Wayne Samford was born in Paducah, Texas, but lived there only a few months. His family Alvis was the oldest of five children lived in several towns around San Antonio before settling in the coastal city of Corpus Christi South Texas in Alvis took an interest in music at an early age and received a guitar for his tenth birthday.
However, life on the road proved to be a bitter disappointment for the four band members and they soon headed back home to Corpus Christi. All Alvis had to do was record them. Kansas City was nearly miles away, but Alvis Wayne, as he now called himself, never had to make that trip. He did his first session in a makeshift studio in Corpus Christi, probably in July Both sides are great slices of authentic rockabilly. This became his biggest seller, topping the local South Texas charts for six weeks without making a national impact.
In it got a surprise release Outro - Insight - Updated Software V.
2.5 the British Starlite label. Another great rockabilly side, but it failed to click and Alvis left the music business in disillusion.
He spent four years in the US Air Force After returning to civilian life, he formed his own country band and had singles released on two small labels, Kathy and Brazos But at that point in his life he was convinced that he would never hit the big time. In Alvis finally visited the UK Hemsby for the first time and was overwhelmed by the reception.
He became a regular on the international rock and roll circuit. Alvis Wayne passed away on July 31,at the age of 75 at his home in Bacliff, Texas.
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