Willy DeVille (* August in Stamford, Connecticut; † 6. August in New York City, eigentlich William Paul Borsey junior) war ein US-amerikanischer. Willy De Ville kommt am August als William Borsay in New York zur Welt. Nach einem mehrjährigen Aufenthalt in London kehrt er nach San. »Crow Jane Alley«() ist das erste Studioalbum von dem amerikanischen Singer-Songwriter und Gitarrentalent Willy DeVille seit»Horse Of A Different Color«.
Willy DeVille- Willy DeVille (* August in Stamford, Connecticut; † 6. August in New York City, eigentlich William Paul Borsey junior) war ein. »Crow Jane Alley«() ist das erste Studioalbum von dem amerikanischen Singer-Songwriter und Gitarrentalent Willy DeVille seit»Horse Of A Different Color«. Willy, Weiber, Sonnenschein: Einst krächzte sich Willy De Ville in abgetakelten New Yorker Punk-Clubs durch die Nacht, heute geht er samt Hündchen an der.
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In his song "Storybook Love" was nominated for an Academy Award. His soulful lyrics and explorations in Latin rhythms and sounds helped define a new musical style sometimes called "Spanish-Americana".
DeVille died of pancreatic cancer on August 6, in a New York hospital. He was 58 years old. Willy DeVille was born in Stamford, Connecticut  to William Paul Borsey , a carpenter, and Marion Elizabeth Meritt His maternal grandmother was a Pequot ,  and he was also of Basque and Irish descent.
As he put it, "A little of this and a little of that; a real street dog. Everybody worked in factories, you know. Not me. I wouldn't have that.
People from Stamford don't get too far. That's a place where you die. It was like magic, there was drama, and it would hypnotise me.
DeVille quit high school  and began frequenting New York City's Lower East Side and West Village. I always wanted to play music but nobody really had it together then.
They had psychedelic bands but that wasn't my thing. A lot of my musical stance is from John," Deville said.
His next band, The Royal Pythons "a gang that turned into a musical group"  , was not a success either.
Said DeVille: "I decided to go to San Francisco; there was nothing really happening in New York. Flower power was dead. All the day-glo paint was peeling off the walls.
People were shooting speed. I mean, it was real Night of the Living Dead. So I bought a truck and headed out west. I traveled all around the country for a couple of years, looking for musicians who had heart, instead of playing minute guitar solos, which is pure ego.
By Willy DeVille under the name Billy Borsay was singing in a band with drummer Thomas R. Fast Floyd , and Ritch Colbert on keyboards.
The same year, DeVille persuaded the band members to try their luck in New York City after spotting an ad in The Village Voice inviting bands to audition.
Guitarist Fast Floyd and keyboard player Ritch Colbert stayed behind in San Francisco, and after arriving in New York, the band hired guitarist Louis X.
Erlanger , whose blues sensibilities helped shape the Mink DeVille's sound. During three years, from to , Mink DeVille was one of the original house bands at CBGB , the New York nightclub where punk rock music was born in the mids.
Assisted by saxophonist Steve Douglas and a cappella singers the Immortals they recorded the band's debut album Cabretta simply called Mink DeVille in the U.
The band's follow-up album, Return to Magenta , continued in the same vein as Cabretta , except that Willy DeVille and producers Nitzsche and Steve Douglas employed string arrangements on several songs.
On this album Dr. John played keyboards and, once again, Douglas played saxophone. To promote the album, Mink DeVille toured the United States in with Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe.
Return to Magenta reached number on the Billboard , making it Willy DeVille's highest charting album ever in his home country.
In , Willy DeVille took his band in a new direction and recorded an album in Paris called Le Chat Bleu. For the album, DeVille wrote several songs with Doc Pomus who had previously seen the band play in New York City.
Erlanger in favor of new musicians: Accordionist Kenny Margolis, Jerry Scheff bass , Ron Tutt drums and, once again, Steve Douglas saxophone , who also served as producer.
Capitol Records was not happy with Le Chat Bleu , believing that American audiences were incapable of listening to songs with accordions and lavish string arrangements; consequently they initially released the album only in Europe, in However, the album sold impressively in America as an import and Capitol finally released it in the United States later the same year.
Baker declared it the tenth best rock album of all time. By this time no members of the original Mink DeVille save Willy DeVille remained in the band, but DeVille continued recording and touring under the name Mink DeVille.
Both sold well in Europe but fared less well in the United States. Mink DeVille's last album, Sportin' Life , was recorded for Polydor in For this album, DeVille penned two more songs with Doc Pomus.
The album was recorded at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section , and DeVille and Duncan Cameron producing.
The album was a hit in some European countries, entering the top 20 in Switzerland and Sweden. He fired his personal manager, Michael Barnett, and announced that he would "put Mink DeVille to bed" and start a solo career.
Consequently, Mink DeVille played its last concert on February 20, in New York City. Although Willy DeVille had been recording and touring for ten years under the name Mink DeVille , no members of his original band had recorded or toured with him since 's Le Chat Bleu.
Beginning in with the album Miracle , DeVille began recording and touring under his own name. He told an interviewer, "Ten years with the band was enough for Mink DeVille; everyone was calling me 'Mink.
DeVille recorded Miracle in London with Mark Knopfler serving as his sideman and producer. He said, "It was Mark Knopfler's wife Lourdes who came up with the idea to record Miracle.
She said to him that you don't sing like Willy and he doesn't play guitar like you, but you really like his stuff so why don't you do an album together?
Knopfler heard "Storybook Love" and asked if I knew about this movie he was doing. It was a Rob Reiner film about a princess and a prince.
The song was about the same subject matter as the film, so we submitted it to Reiner and he loved it. About six or seven months later, I was half asleep when the phone rang.
It was the Academy of Arts and Sciences with the whole spiel. I hung up on them! They called back and Lisa his wife answered the phone.
She came in to tell me that I was nominated for "Storybook Love. It's not the Grammys — it's the Academy Awards, which is different for a musician.
Before I knew it, I was performing on the awards show with Little Richard. It was the year of Dirty Dancing , and they won. In , DeVille relocated from New York City to New Orleans , where he found a spiritual home.
It was very strange I live in the French Quarter , two streets away from Bourbon Street ; at night, when I go to bed, I hear the boogie that comes from the streets, and in the morning, when I wake up, I hear the blues.
The album was recorded without the use of overdubbing or sound editing with the goal of capturing the spirit of the original recordings.
I got all the original guys to come back in, like Earl King , Dr. John and Eddie Bo. Allen Toussaint played side piano. Calvin Russell 26 fans. Cale fans.
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Born William Borsey in Stamford, Connecticut, DeVille grew up in a blue-collar household and left school aged 14, immediately settling in New York City, where he worked in various menial jobs and attended local blues and folk clubs.
By the late s he was confident enough of his singing, guitar-playing and songwriting to attempt to get a record deal. Feeling out of place in a US music scene dominated by psychedelic guitarists, he shifted to London in , but remained unable to find anyone interested in his music.
Returning to New York, he bought a truck and began travelling around the US, working and looking for like-minded musicians.
Settling in San Francisco, he formed Mink DeVille, changing his own surname to DeVille in By he had convinced the other band members to move to New York.
Quickly installed as the house band at the decrepit Manhattan club CBGBs, Mink DeVille found themselves at the centre of what would soon be known as punk rock.
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