Bob Luman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": rockabilly country rock and roll 60s rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Robert Glynn Luman, 15 April 1937, Blackjack, near Nacogdoches, Texas, USA, d. 27 December 1978, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Luman’s father, Joe, a school caretaker, bus driver and gifted musician, taught his son country music, but Luman’s first love was baseball, which he played on a semi-professional basis until 1959. He was influenced by seeing Elvis Presley in concert, later saying, ‘That was the last time I tried to sing like Webb Pierce or Lefty Frizzell’. His band then won a talent contest sponsored by the Texas Future Farmers of America and judged by Johnny Horton. In 1955, Luman recorded the original version of ‘Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache’ and also a scorching ‘Red Hot’ for Imperial Records. He joined The Louisiana Hayride as replacement for Johnny Cash and came into contact with guitarist James Burton and bass player James Kirkland, whom he recruited for his band. Unfortunately for Luman, Ricky Nelson was so...

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