Bill Phillips (singer)

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Bill Phillips
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Bill Phillips in 1967
Background information
Born (1936-01-28)January 28, 1936
Origin Canton, North Carolina
Died August 23, 2010(2010-08-23) (aged 74)
Genres Country
Occupations Singer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1958–1987

Bill Phillips (January 28, 1936, Canton, North Carolina – August 23, 2010) was an American country music singer. His professional music career started with the Old Southern Jamboree on WMIL in Miami in 1955. He moved to Nashville in 1957 and worked with Johnnie Wright and Kitty Wells until the late 1970s. His biggest recording was entitled "Put It Off Until Tomorrow" which peaked on the country charts at No. 6 on April 2, 1966. The Decca recording featured uncredited harmony vocals by the song's composer, a very young and then little known Dolly Parton.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album US Country Label
1966 Put It Off Until Tomorrow 11 Decca
1967 Bill Phillips Style 43
1968 Country Action
1970 Little Boy Sad
1980 When Can We Do This Again Soundwaves

Singles[edit]

Year Single US Country Album
1958 "Lying Lips" singles only
1959 "Foolish Me"
"Sawmill" (w/ Mel Tillis) 27
1960 "Georgia Town Blues" (w/ Mel Tillis) 24
"All Night Long"
"How Could You"
1961 "Walk with Me Baby"
"Love Never Dies"
1962 "Yankee Trader"
1963 "Lying to Be Together" Put It Off Until Tomorrow
1964 "I Can Stand It (As Long as She Can)" 22
"Stop Me" 26
1965 "I Guess You Made a Fool Out of Me"
"Wanted" single only
"It Happens Everywhere" Put It Off Until Tomorrow
1966 "Put It Off Until Tomorrow" 6
"The Company You Keep" 8 Bill Phillips Style
1967 "The Words I'm Gonna Have to Eat" 10
"I Learn Something New Everyday" 39 Country Action
"Love's Dead End" 25
1968 "I Talked About You Too"
"I'm Thankful" Little Boy Sad
1969 "I Only Regret" 54
"Little Boy Sad"A 10
1970 "She's Hungry Again" 43 singles only
"Same Old Story, Same Old Lie" 46
1971 "Big Rock Candy Mountain" 56 Little Boy Sad
1972 "I Am, I Said" 66 singles only
"(I Know) We'll Make It"
1973 "Nothing's Too Good for My Woman"
"It's Only Over Now and Then" 91
"Teach Your Children"
1974 "I've Loved You All Over the World"
1975 "Four Roses"
1978 "Divorce Suit (You Were Named Co-Respondent)" 90 When Can We Do This Again
"I Love My Neighbor" single only
1979 "You're Gonna Make a Cheater Out of Me" 89 When Can We Do This Again
"At the Moonlite" 85
"Memory Bound"
1981 "Dance the Night Away" singles only
1987 "One by One"
  • A"Little Boy Sad" peaked at No. 17 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.

References[edit]

  • Eng, Steve (1998). "Bill Phillips". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 413.
  • The Top Country Singles by Joel Whitburn, 1994.
  • Obituary