Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Charlie Feathers by Charlie Feathers, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Charlie Feathers

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

iTunes Review

Elektra-Nonesuch’s “American Explorer Series” included new recordings from Boozoo Chavis, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Johnnie Johnson. To include Charlie Feathers in this company was to assert that raw Memphis rockabilly is a living form of American roots music equal to Texas country, Louisiana zydeco, and Chicago blues. For all its heroes, Memphis never produced a rockabilly star more authentic or authentically idiosyncratic than Feathers. At first he refused to participate in this project. He demanded twice the rate given to other performers and refused to work with James Van Eaton and Roland Janes. (Both were legendary Sun Records session men from the '50s, but they hadn’t played on Feathers’ records.) In the end it all came out in the wash, which is a good thing, because it turned out to be a great session. It’s obvious that whatever makes Feathers an irascible collaborator is also what lets him perform with trademark vigor and vulnerability. Listen closely to the best performances, and you’ll hear the cardboard-box drumming of Perry York, adding a little kitchen-sink charisma to the old Memphis formula.


Born: 12 June 1932 in Holly Springs, MS

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Charlie Feathers was many things to many fans of rock and country music. To some, he was a superb country stylist who could take almost any piece of material and stamp it with the full force of his personality. To others, he was one of rockabilly's great pioneers, there at the dawn of Sun Records. And Feathers' stubborn insistence on combining elements of country, raw blues, and bluegrass to make his own version of the rockabilly experience showed him to be one of the genre's most original and enduring...
Full bio
Charlie Feathers, Charlie Feathers
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Influenced by this Artist