Marvin Rainwater

Marvin Karlton Rainwater (July 2, 1925 – September 17, 2013) was an American country and rockabilly singer and songwriter who had several hits during the late 1950s, including "Gonna Find Me a Bluebird" and "Whole Lotta Woman", which hit #1 on the UK Singles Chart. He was known for wearing Native American-themed outfits on stage and claimed to have quarter-blood Cherokee ancestry.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1925 (Wichita), Died September 17th, 2013 (Minneapolis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 87216 1954 I gotta go get my baby Marvin Rainwater vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 87217 1954 Daddy's glad you came home Marvin Rainwater vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rainwater, Marvin," accessed July 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108044.

Rainwater, Marvin. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108044.

"Rainwater, Marvin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108044

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