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Barbara Pittman

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Occupation(s)  Singer
Role  Singer
Name  Barbara Pittman

Years active  1955–2005
Instruments  Vocals
Genres  Country, Rockabilly
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Born  April 6, 1938 (1938-04-06)
Died  October 29, 2005, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Record labels  Sun Records, Phillips International Records
Similar People  The Miller Sisters, Warren Smith, Ray Harris, Malcolm Yelvington, Carl Mann

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Barbara Pittman (April 6, 1938 – October 29, 2005) was one of the few female singers to record at Sun Studio. As a young teenager, she recorded some demos of songs for others. Pittman's most popular recordings include "I Need A Man" on the Sun label and "Two Young Fools In Love", released on Sam Phillips' International label.

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Biography

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Barbara Pittman grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. As a child, she was friends and neighbors with Elvis Presley. She recalled to an interviewer, "I sang with him, I knew him, I lived down the street from him when we were kids in North Memphis. His mom and mine used to get together to have what they called Stanley parties. They call them Tupperware parties now. I practically lived out at Graceland in the 1950s before Elvis went into the service. He was going to take me on the road with him, and then he got drafted." It was Elvis who first brought Barbara to Sun Studios.

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Pittman spent time working in Lash LaRue's western shows in 1955–1956. When she returned, she began recording at Sun Records. Between 1956 and 1960, she would cut four different singles there as well as a host of material that was never released, including demo records. Her records did not achieve much commercial success; Pittman stated in interviews that this was due to a lack of promotion on the part of the label.

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After her time at Sun, she moved to California and appeared in several motorcycle films.

Singles

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  • "I Need A Man" / "No Matter Who's To Blame", Sun, 1956
  • "I'm Getting Better All The Time" / "Two Young Fools In Love", Phillips, 1957
  • "Everlasting Love" / "Cold Cold Heart", Phillips, 1958
  • "Handsome Man" / "The Eleventh Commandment", Phillips, 1960
  • Compilation albums

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  • The Original Sun Sides, Rockhouse, 1983
  • I Need A Man, Bear Family, 1989
  • Getting Better All The Time, Charly, 1997
  • Live albums

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  • Texas Boogie - Recorded Live In Houston, Magnum, 1984

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    References

    Barbara Pittman Wikipedia


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