Willie Lamothe

Willie Lamothe

Profile:
Willie Lamothe was the stage name of Joachim Guillaume Lamothe CM (January 27, 1920 - October 19, 1992), a Canadian musician and actor from Quebec.[1] One of the pioneers of French language country music,[2] he recorded over 500 songs, both originals and translated renditions of English language country music hits, over the course of his career.[1]
Born and raised in Saint-Hyacinthe,[1] Lamothe served in the Canadian Army during World War II, beginning his career in music by performing as "The Singing Sergeant" for his fellow soldiers. Following the end of the war, he recorded his first mini-album, Je suis un cowboy canadien, in 1946.[3] He recorded a number of albums and singles over the next thirty years and frequently performed on tour, most frequently within Quebec but also from time to time in English Canada and at least one performance in Nashville.[1] His performances included shows opening for Gene Autry at the Montreal Forum in 1952 and 1954.[1]
Through the 1970s he performed as an actor in a number of films, most notably The True Nature of Bernadette (La Vraie nature de Bernadette) and The Death of a Lumberjack (Le Mort d'un bûcheron), and won the Canadian Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1973 for the latter role.[4] During the same era, he was host of a television variety show, Le Ranch à Willie, for Télé-Métropole, and the subject of a documentary film, Je chante à cheval... avec Willie Lamothe, for the National Film Board.[1]
He suffered a stroke while performing in Rimouski in 1978,[5] and made only irregular appearances afterward, most notably in a CBC Television series about the history of Canadian country music in the 1990s.[1] He was inducted as a Member of the Order of Canada in 1979.[6]
His son Michel Lamothe, also sometimes credited as "Willie Lamothe, Jr.", is a former rock musician who was associated with the bands Offenbach and Corbeau.[1]
Lamothe died on October 19, 1992 at age 72.[1]
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Artist

Willie Lamothe Discography Tracks

Albums

LCP-3003 Willie Lamothe Willie Lamothe Et Ses Cavaliers Des Plaines(10", Album, Mono) RCA Victor LCP-3003 Canada 1955 Sell This Version
Willie Lamothe Et Rita Germain Willie Lamothe Et Rita Germain - Willie Lamothe Et Ses Cavaliers Des Plaines Avec Rita Germain (Album) Disques London Canada 1958 Sell This Version
Willie Lamothe, Rita Germain Willie Lamothe, Rita Germain - Willie Lamothe Et Ses Cavaliers Des Plaines Avec Rita Germain Disques London Canada 1960 Sell This Version
Willie Lamothe Willie Lamothe Disques London Canada 1963 Sell This Version
MB.135 Willie Lamothe Willie Lamothe(LP, Mono) Disques London MB.135 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
SDSE.85084 Willie Lamothe Willie Lamothe(8-Trk) London Records SDSE.85084 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
DS 2030 Willie Lamothe Willie Lamothe(LP, Album, Mono) London Records DS 2030 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
SDS 5062 Willie Lamothe Willie Lamothe(LP, Album) London Records SDS 5062 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
Willie Lamothe Hubert Lacroix Et Sa Compagnie (Album) Disques London Canada 1970 Sell This Version
SDS.5097 Willie Lamothe Un Peu De Tout(LP, Album) London Records SDS.5097 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
Willie Lamothe Willie Lamothe (Album) London Records Canada 1972 Sell This Version
SDS-5127 Willie Lamothe Le Soleil Se Leve... Avec Papa Willie(LP, Album) London Records SDS-5127 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
W.L.-100 Willie Lamothe 30 Ans... Puis Nashville(LP, Album) London Records W.L.-100 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
AD-7607 Willie Lamothe Je Reviens(LP, Album) Jade (10) AD-7607 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
SDS 5151 Willie Lamothe Je Crois En Mon Étoile(LP, Album) London Records SDS 5151 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-FC.463 Willie Lamothe et Ses Cavaliers Des Plaines* Rock Cowboy Rock(7", Single) London Records 45-FC.463 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
EC-101 Willie Lamothe Oh Ma Chérie(7", EP) Distributions Éclair EC-101 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
FC790 Willie Lamothe Pense A Moi(7") London Records FC790 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
FC. 859 Willie Lamothe Mille Apres Mille(7") London Records FC. 859 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
LF.1042 Willie Lamothe, Dominique Michel Willie Lamothe, Dominique Michel - Y'a Toujours Moyen D'moyenner(7") London Records LF.1042 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
LF 1050 Willie Lamothe La Blonde A Willie(7") London Records LF 1050 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
FC-886 Willie Lamothe La Femme De Mes Reves / Willie R'Viendra(7") London Records FC-886 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
FC613 Willie Lamothe J'ai Perdu Ton Amour Par Ma Faute(7") London Records FC613 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
FC. 550 Willie Lamothe et Ses Cavaliers Des Plaines* Oh! Ma Chérie(7", Single) London Records FC. 550 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
FC. 679 Willie Lamothe Cinq Minutes Pour T'Aimer(7", Single) London Records FC. 679 Canada Unknown Sell This Version