Narvel Felts

Narvel Felts

Narvel Felts:
Birth name: Albert Narvel Felts
Born: November 11, 1938 (age 78)
Origin: Keiser, Arkansas
Genres: Country, Rockabilly
Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter
Instruments: Guitar
Years active: 1957–present

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Narvel Felts (born November 11, 1938 in Keiser, Arkansas) is an American country music, rockabilly singer. Raised in Bernie, Missouri where he attended Bernie High School, Felts was discovered during a talent show at the school. He had been encouraged to participate in the show by some of his classmates, and it just so happened that a talent agent was attending the performance at the time.
Felts recorded his first single "Kiss-a Me Baby" at the age of 16, and his career skyrocketed with the help of Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash. Narvel Felts enjoyed modest pop success in 1960 with a remake of the Drifters "Honey Love" which earned a low position on the Billboard Hot 100. He went on to release such songs as "Lonely Teardrops" and "Pink And Black Days", but it wasn't until the 1970s when he began enjoying success on a national level as a country singer.

Narvel Felts enjoyed modest pop success in 1960 with a remake of the Drifters "Honey Love" which earned a low position on the Billboard Hot 100. He went on to release such songs as "Lonely Teardrops" and "Pink And Black Days", but it wasn't until the 1970s when he began enjoying success on a national level as a country singer. His first major hit came in 1973, with a cover of Dobie Gray's "Drift Away". Felts' version — No. 8 on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart in September 1973 — was mid-tempo country compared to Gray's blues version. The follow-up single, "All in the Name of Love," just missed hitting the top 10 in December 1973. Felts continued to enjoy modest success during the next year and a half, when he signed with ABC-Dot Records in 1975. That year, he enjoyed his biggest hit: a cover of Johnny Adams' soul classic "Reconsider Me", which showcased his falsetto and high tenor. The song reached No. 2 that August, and was 1975's second-biggest country hit of the year. Felts, who became known to fans as "Narvel the Marvel," continued to enjoy success throughout the 1970s. Included in his streak of hits was a remake of "Lonely Teardrops", which became his last top 10 hit in the summer of 1976; and a cover of Willie Nelson's "Funny How Time Slips Away". He also had a No. 14 country hit with "Everlasting Love" in 1979.
Narvel Felts' pioneering contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
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  1. Theme & Introductions
  2. Jerry Mercer: Lawdy Miss Clawdy
  3. Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blues (instrumental)
  4. Leon Barnett: Bonaparte's Retreat
  5. Jerry Mercer: Gone Gone Gone
  6. A Boogie (instrumental)
  7. Closing Theme
  8. Theme & Introduction
  9. Jerry Mercer: Boogie Woogie Country Girl
  10. Narvel Felts: Blue Suede Shoes
  11. Jerry Mercer: Lawdy Miss Clawdy
  12. Narvel Felts: Mystery Train
  13. Jerry Mercer: My Baby Left Me
  14. In The Mood (instrumental)
  15. Jerry Mercer: Seven Night To Rock
  16. Narvel Felts: Go Go Go
  17. Leon Barnett: Merle's Boogie Woogie
  18. Jerry Mercer: All Mama's Children
  19. Tommy Dorsey Boogie (instrumental)
  20. Narvel Felts: Hound Dog
  21. Closing Theme
  22. Theme & Introduction
  23. Jerry Mercer: Jack & Jill Boogie
  24. Narvel Felts: Heartbreak Hotel
  25. A Boogie (instrumental)
  26. Leon Barnett: Kansas City Blues
  27. Jerry Mercer: Gone Gone Gone
  28. Narvel Felts: Maybelline
  29. J. W. Grubbs: Corrine Corrina
  30. Jerry Mercer: Seven Nights To Rock
  31. There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight (instrumental)
  32. Narvel Felts: Woman Love
  33. Jerry Mercer: Dixie Fried
  34. Georgia Steel Guitar (instrumental)
  35. Closing Theme


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