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Bob Luman

Bob Luman started out as a rockabilly performer, switched to country, and then in the late '50s nearly ditched the music industry altogether; were it not for the interference of the Everly Brothers, Nashville would have lost a popular and talented performer to major-league baseball.

He was born in Nacogdoches, Texas, and grew up loving both sports and music. As a teen, Luman was a high-school baseball star, and was so good that he caught the eye of several major-league baseball scouts. Through his teens, Luman was primarily interested in singing country music like his idol Lefty Frizzell, but then he saw Elvis perform at a country music show. This inspired him to try his hand at the rockabilly sound and found his own band, which soon began performing at school activities and for area clubs. Soon after graduating, Luman won a talent contest, leading to his debut on The Louisiana Hayride. He was well received and became a regular in the mid-'50s. He was handsome, young, and talented to boot, so it was only natural that Luman begin appearing on television. In 1957, he had a small role in a Hollywood film, Carnival Rock. He also appeared in Las Vegas along with Tex Ritter and Johnny Cash. Still, his singles did nothing on the charts.

In 1959, the Pittsburgh Pirates offered young Luman a lucrative contract. Fed up with his lack of success, he decided to go for it and announced this during a concert one night. The Everly Brothers happened to be in the audience and after the show, they talked him into giving country music one more try. They suggested he record the Boudleaux Bryant song "Let's Think About Living," and sure enough, it was a Top Ten hit on both the country and pop charts. His follow-up, "The Great Snowman," was also a hit and Luman began organizing a promotional tour. Unfortunately, he was drafted and spent the next two years in the military. He was discharged in 1964 and began recording for Hickory Records.

His debut single, "The File," made it to the Top 25. The following year, he became a member of The Grand Ole Opry. Luman eventually signed with Epic Records and soon had a string of major hits on his hands, beginning with the Top 20 "Ain't Got Time to Be Happy." Over the next ten years, Luman released many more singles that made it into the Top 25 or better, including the Top Five hit "Lonely Women Make Good Lovers" in 1972. During these years, Luman toured extensively and frequently. The first country performer to perform in Puerto Rico, he also appeared on national and international television shows and remained a regular on The Opry, where his lively performances raised the eyebrows of the old-timers who thought his music veered dangerously close to rock & roll at times. Luman had a major heart attack in 1975, and it took him nearly five months to recover. (Afterwards, he joked about his enormous medical bills during his Opry performances.) His final chart appearance came in 1977 with the Top 15 hit "The Pay Phone." The following year he contracted pneumonia and died at the age of 41. ~ Sandra Brennan
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Come On And Sing

1. Hardly Anymore

2. It's A Sin

3. Come On And Sing

4. Freedom Of Living

5. Running Scared

6. Loretta

7. You're Like A Stranger In My Arms

8. Dreamy Doll

9. You're Welcome

10. Buttercup

11. Old George Dickel

12. Run On Home Baby Brother

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Track List: Let's Think About Living

1. Can't Take The Country From The Boy

2. The Pig Latin Song

3. Let's Think About Living

4. Boom Boom Boom Yippee Yippee Yah

5. Too Hot To Dance (Feat. Sue Thompson)

6. Private Eye

7. The Fool

8. Class Of '59

9. Fire Engine Red

10. The Best Years Of My Wife

11. Hey Joe

12. The Great Snowman

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Track List: Rocks of Reno

1. You've Got Everything

2. Meet Mr. Mud

3. Rocks of Reno

4. Louisiana Man

5. Big River Rose

6. Everytime the World Goes 'Round

7. You Win Again

8. Why Why Bye Bye

9. Jealous Heart

10. Interstate 40

11. Boston Rocker

12. Go on Home Boy

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Track List: Neither One Of Us

1. Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)

2. It Wasn't Easy

3. Anything But Lonesome

4. Pass Me By (If You're Only Passing Through)

5. Have You Ever Said "I Love You" To A Lady

6. A Good Love Is Like A Good Song

7. Because Of Losing You

8. Tonight Your Baby's Coming Home

9. A Picture Of Me (Without You)

10. Baby Made It Good

11. Uncle Sam

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Track List: Lonely Women Make Good Lovers

1. Lonely Women Make Good Lovers

2. I'm Gonna Write a Song

3. Delta Dawn

4. Love Ought to Be a Happy Thing

5. Woman, I Just Want to Love You More

6. I'm a One Woman Man

7. It Takes You

8. Easy Lovin'

9. Sweet Baby Jane

10. Sugar Man

11. Someone to Give My Love To

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Track List: Red Hot

1. Red Hot

2. Why, Why, Bye, Bye

3. The Fool

4. All Night Long

5. Red Cadillac & A Black Moustache

6. Your Love

7. Make Up Your Mind

8. Let's Think About Living

9. Oh, Lonesome Me

10. My Baby Walks All Over Me

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Track List: Rockabilly Classics

1. All Night Long

2. Blue Days, Black Nights

3. Red Hot

4. Everybody's Talkin

5. Dreamy Doll

6. Boom, Boom, Boom Yi Ya

7. Amarillo Blues

8. I Know My Baby Cares

9. That's Alright

10. In The Deep Dark Jungle

11. You're The Cause Of It All

12. Red Cadillac And A Black Mustache

13. Hello Baby

14. Whenever You're Ready

15. Loretta

16. Buttercup

17. Lonely Road

18. My Baby Walks All Over Me

19. Wild Eyed Woman

20. Try Me

21. This Is The Night

22. No Use In Lying

23. Bring Along Your Lovin'

24. Make Up Your Mind

25. Your Love

26. Class Of '59

27. Stranger Than Fiction

28. Svengali

29. Love Creator

30. Let Her Go

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Track List: Bob Luman - The Extended Play Collection

1. Red Hot

2. Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache

3. Lets Think About Living

4. Why Why Bye Bye

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Track List: Bob Rocks

1. Red Hot

2. Stranger Than Fiction

3. Blue Days, Black Nights

4. You're The Cause Of It All

5. All Night Long

7. Whenever You're Ready

8. Hello Baby

9. Red Cadillac And A Black Mustache

10. In The Deep Dark Jungle

11. This Is The Night

13. Your Love

14. Wild Eyed Woman

15. No Use In Lying

16. Guitar Picker

17. Everybody's Talkin

19. Try Me

20. Svengali

21. My Baby Walks All Over Me

22. Loretta

23. Boom, Boom, Boom Yippy Yi Ya

24. Buttercup

25. Let's Think About Living

26. You've Got Everything

27. Why, Why, Bye, Bye

28. Old Friends

29. Bad Bad Day

30. I Love You Because

31. Meet Mr. Mud

32. The Great Snowman

33. Boston Rocker

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Track List: Let's Think About Living: The Best Of Bob Luman

1. Come On And Sing To Me

2. The File

3. Five Miles From Home (Soon I'll See Mary)

4. Hardly Anymore

5. If You Don't Love Me Then Why Don't You Leave Me Alone

6. It's All Over But The Shouting

7. Let's Think About Living

8. Poor Boys Blue

9. Still Loving You

10. You Win Again

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My Dad and Bob Luman are first cousins!!!th a t is so awesome��
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And then he saw elvis......
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My husband and bobby went to school together and play ball good friends
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I'm still looking for a copy of Interstate Forty by Bob Luman

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