Garner, Parker County, Texas is a rural parish and there Huelyn Wayne Duvall entered the world on 18 August 1939. Duvall’s early life was devoted to sports, however, relocation to another rural Texas parish Huckabay, prevented his continuation of a sportsman’s life. He then turned his attention towards the music.
In high school in 1956, Duval and his guitarist friend Lonnie Thompson along with Lonnie’s twin brother Johnnie (rhythm guitar, vocals), and Ralph Clark (bass), formed Huelyn Duvall and The Troublesome Three. Stephenville, Texas-bred Danny Wolfe who was a singer, songwriter, and producer entered the picture and became their manager and he set up a recording contract. The group disbanded at this point as it was clear that the deal was only for Duvall. The featured early years Huelyn Duvall sessions were held in Nashville, Hollywood, and Texas between 1957 and 1960, and in 1961 he married and the music business became a memory. The album after the classic songs which were released from 1957 to 1960 focuses on some of the fiery records he waxed with young contemporary rockabilly musicians.
Returning to Music
In 1985 after a lengthy hiatus Huelyn Duvall was lured over to Europe to perform, and the album features recording he made with two young rockabilly bands. In 2002, Duvall returned to the studio and began to record again he laid down reworking of his classic titles, unissued demos, and new songs. Featured on this album are carefully selected tunes from his 2003 session recorded in Sweden with Wildfire Willie and The Ramblers, there are six unissued songs from a session held in Berlin in 2003 with The Lighting Recordings Boys and The Mellow Men, and in 2017 in Berlin, he recorded with Long John and The Ballroom Kings a swing-reworking of Pucker Paint . The album closes with a vintage life performance from Huelyn Duvall and The Troublesome Three. The old saying in the music circles is “The original was better” most of these are originals by an original performer! Where available the session musicians and recording dates are indicated, and the album provides a story.
The series is compiled by Dee Jay Mark Armstrong and topped off with the best possible sound quality from our mastering team at our El Paso, Texas, Studio. The top-quality eco-friendly cardboard sleeve is specially designed to avoid the use of plastic and be environmentally friendly. The album is lavishly decorated by design artist and working musician Urban Zotel. The thirty dance-floor-fillers are perfect for; Dee Jays, home listening, or cruising around. You are listening to music from the past and preserving the future! Atomicat Records “Often imitated, never duplicated.”All that remains is to say, “Crank up the volume and dig these musical gems.
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01 Huelyn Duvall Teen Queen (Duncan) Challenge 1957
02 Huelyn Duvall Comin' Or Goin' (Wolfe) Challenge 1957
03 Huelyn Duvall You Knock Me Out (Howard) Challenge 1958
04 Huelyn Duvall Hum-dinger (Wolf) Challenge 1958
05 Huelyn Duvall Little Boy Blue (Arnold, Turner) Challenge 1958
06 Huelyn Duvall Three Months To Kill (Wolfe) Challenge 1958
07 Huelyn Duvall Juliet (Millsap) Challenge 1958
08 Huelyn Duvall Friday Night On A Dollar Bill (Wolfe) Challenge 1958
09 Huelyn Duvall Across The Aisle (Green, Wolfe) Starfire 1959
10 Huelyn Duvall It's No Wonder (Duval, Wolfe) Starfire 1959
11 Huelyn Duvall Tear Stained Letters (England, Wolfe) Twinkle 1960
12 Huelyn Duvall Beautiful Dreamer (PD) Twinkle 1960
13 Huelyn Duvall Boom Boom Baby (Burgess) Challenge 1960
14 Huelyn Duvall Pucker Paint (Wolfe) Challenge 1960
15 Huelyn Duvall w Lightning Recordings Boys Stina Lee (Duvall) LRS 2004
16 Huelyn Duvall w Wildfire Willie My Girl (Wears Long Hair) (Wolfe) RBR 2003
17 Huelyn Duvall w Lightning Recordings Boys Dizzy (Duvall) LRS 2004
18 Huelyn Duvall w Lightning Recordings Boys Baby Make A Move (Duvall) LRS 2004
19 Huelyn Duvall w Wildfire Willie Blue Eyed Sally (Wolfe) RBR 2003
20 Huelyn Duvall w Wildfire Willie Tell Me Why Baby (Duvall) RBR 2003
21 Huelyn Duvall w Wildfire Willie They Ain't Close To You) (Wolfe) RBR 2003
22 Huelyn Duvall w Lightning Recordings Boys High-Class Baby (Millsap) LRS 2004
23 Huelyn Duvall w Wildfire Willie So Help Me Gal (Wolfe) RBR 2003
24 Huelyn Duvall w Wildfire Willie It All Depends (Duvall) RBR 2003
25 Huelyn Duvall w Lightning Recordings Boys What In The World (Duvall) LRS 2004
26 Huelyn Duvall w Wildfire Willie My Destiny (Duvall) RBR 2003
27 Huelyn Duvall w Lightning Recordings Boys Drive Inn Movie (Duvall) LRS 2004
28 Huelyn Duvall w Wildfire Willie Daddy's Little Baby (Duvall) RBR 2003
29 Huelyn Duvall w Long John and The Ballroom Kings Pucker Paint (Wolfe) CJRO 2017
30 Huelyn Duvall and The Troublesome Three (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear (Mann, Lowe) Life Show 1957
When known supporting band and session details are indicated within the sleeve notes. All the LRS recordings are unissued. Huelyn Duval recorded with; Wildfire Willie and The Ramblers, The Lighting Recordings Boys and The Mellow Men, and Long John and The Ballroom Kings.