Earl Aycock, ex-« George & Earl » (1956-1958)

aycock_earlEarl Aycock was born in 1930 in Meridian, the hometown of the « Father of Country Music  » Jimmie Rodgers . He started his career as a disc jockey, before that he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and he played in Bill Nettles’ band as bassist. With Nettles he made also his first recordings , when he was cast on the famous « Hadacol Boogie » .

After Aycock was released from the Air Force, he returned to Meridian. In 1954, he played with Martha Carson in Birmingham, Alabama. Shortly after been received quickly found in Nashville, Tennessee, back where he accompanied Carson at sessions for Capitol Records and RCA Victor,he appeared with her at the Grand Ole Opry and toured with Bill Carlisle, Hank Snow and Elvis Presley and took over the function of emcee . Aycock was the first musician in the Opry in 1955 with an electrically amplified bass.

In Martha Carson’s band , another young musician played named George McCormick . Soon Aycock became friends with McCormick and the two formed the duo George and Earl . By 1956, both musicians took on for three Mercury Records singles but none of them were hits , despite promising sales figures. After the release of their last record in April 1956 Aycock left Nashville and moved his work to Houston, Texas, where he was drawn in 1955 with his wife.

In Houston, he had received a lucrative offer and was active as the frontman of his own band as well as a disc jockey. In 1957, he also worked for Starday Records’ Hillbilly Hit Parade for a number of uncredited sides. In the spring of 1958 he appeared at Allstar Records with his first solo single « The Love That Thrills / Magic Words » . By the end of the 1950s he brought Bill Will Bourne to D Records and also wrote for Claude Gray « Letter Overdue » . 1958 Aycock moved back to Meridian , worked until 1959 and still when KRCT in Baytown , Texas.

In Meridian Aycock worked in the 1960s, continued in radio and television before he left the music scene and went into the insurance business.

From Wikipedia with some corrections and additions. Thanks to Tony Biggs.

 

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