The Rockabilly Days
At the age of 17, Narvel Felts won his
high school talent contest in Bernie, Missourri and became one of the first among the
great Rockabilly stars. The songs on this page are an introduction into Narvel's beginning
years and that wonderful era of Rockabilly.
||Did You Tell Me (You Don't Care)
On January 23, 1957 Narvel's first studio recording, "Did You
Tell Me" was done while Roy Orbison, Harold Jenkins (later to be known as Conway
Twitty), and Johnny Cash were in the studio. This was the only the start of a long road of
success for Narvel. It's been a winding road, but he's not nearly at the end of it. There
are miles yet to be paved and traveled.
Order "Did You Tell Me" Here
First record to be released in 1957
1959 - "Genavee" was the first recorded falcetto
which became Narvel's "trademark" 16 years later in 1975.
1959 - Turned down by Mercury Records, Hi Records felt
Three Thousand Miles would be a smash. It became Narvel's first charted hit reaching #90
on the charts. After it made the charts, Mercury Records sent Narvel a magazine with
"Three Thousand Miles" circled in the chart saying, "Narvel, we obviously
missed on this one."
"Honey Love" followed "Three Thousand
Miles" and was the most successful record of this era (1959/1960)
This song had the feel of Narvel's music in
The next phase of Narvel's career led him
back to his roots, country music. Follow the links below as the saga of a legend