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Bob Luman


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Bob Luman (Robert Glynn Luman, 15 April 1937 - December 27, 1978) was an American country and rockabilly singer born in Blackjack, Texas, a church community south of Tyler in Smith County, Texas.

Bob first gained regional sucess following Elvis’ departure as a regular from “The Louisanna Hayride” in 1956. His “Red Cadillac and a Black Moustache” did quite well receiving good radio play in the South. The girls at The Hayride screamed like they had for Elvis!
Early and Classic Bob Luman tracks were backed by the Mac Curtis band. ‘Stranger than fiction’, ‘You’re the cause of it all’

The smooth baritone was best-known in non-country circles for his crossover hit, “Let’s Think About Living,” a novelty song that hit #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #9 on the Billboard country chart in 1960. The Everly Brothers backed Luman on the record with their distinct acoustic guitar playing!

Luman was, however, well-known in the country music world. His 1972 hit, “Lonely Women Make Good Lovers,” became his biggest country hit, hitting #4 on the country chart.(Steve Wariner, who had earlier been a member of Luman’s band, later covered the song in the 1984, and he, too, took it to #4 on the country charts.)

Luman’s other country hits included “Ain’t Got Time To Be Unhappy” (1968), “When You Say Love” (1972), “Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)” (1973), “Still Loving You” (1974), “Proud Of You Baby” (1975), and “The Pay Phone” (1977).

Luman died of pneumonia in 1978, at the age of 41.


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  • Slim_rafa


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  • Lowbacca

    great stuff....

    28 Aug 2012 Reply
  • kami2011

    Muy buen cantante sobre todo mezclando rockabilly,country,me gusta mucho esas mezclas.A los amantes de este genero invito a escucharlo.

    1 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Vovan95

    Brynn1116 йди ти футболочник. твої повідомлення не приносять нікому користі

    29 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Eve_Werewolf_23

    wow im a top listener!=)))

    3 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Lowbacca

    johnny burnette did a classy cover of "let's think about living" :]

    20 Sep 2009 Reply
  • dorish

    He was great.

    11 Mar 2009 Reply
  • brownda7

    Let's Think About Living, Let's think about lovin'!

    14 Sep 2007 Reply

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