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Arthur, Charline

Born Charline Highsmith in 1929 in Henrietta, Texas. A regular on the Big D Jamboree (KRLD, Dallas, Texas) in 1956. Died in 1987.

References:

  • Feature article and sessionography in issue 11 (1985) of Roll Street Journal.
  • Article in issue 60 (1988) of Now Dig This.
Artist image
Source: Jim Hilmar

Original Releases

Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1950/Aug.
(Bb est.)
Bullet (Tenn.)  707  Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample I've Got The Boogie Blues — Charline Arthur A Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#30)
Bullet Bear Family LP 18003 (#8)
Bullet Blazon CD 2006 (#7)
Bullet White Label LP 2828 (#18)
    No rating Label shot Is Love A Game — Charline Arthur B Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#31)
1951/Sept.
(Bb est.)
Imperial (Calif.)  8121  No rating Label shot I Don't Need A Diary — Charline Arthur IF-296  
    No rating Label shot Dreaming Of You — Charline Arthur IF-297 Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#32)
1953/Mar. 7
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-5207  No rating Label shot I Kept It A Secret — Charline Arthur E3-VW-0563 Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#26)
    No rating Label shot Song sample Anything Can Happen — Charline Arthur E3-VW-0564 Bullet Bear Family LP 15234 (#10)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#25)
1953/June 13
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-5313  Borderline Label shot Song sample I Heard About You — Charline Arthur E3-VW-0562 Bullet Bear Family LP 15234 (#9)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#11)
Bullet Bear Family CD 17030 (#14)
Bullet Bear Family LP 18003 (#2)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#19)
    No rating Label shot I Was Wrong — Charline Arthur E3-VW-0565 Bullet Bear Family LP 15234 (#16)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#14)
1953/Oct. 31
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-5485  No rating Label shot Heartbreak Ahead — Charline Arthur E3-VW-2216 Bullet Bear Family LP 15234 (#15)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#19)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Looking At The Moon And Wishing On A Star — Charline Arthur E3-VW-2217 Bullet Bear Family LP 15234 (#11)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#9)
Bullet Bear Family LP 18003 (#10)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#13)
1954/Mar. 6
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-5637  No rating Label shot Song sample He Fiddled While I Burned — Charline Arthur / Fiddling By Dale Potter E3-VW-2219  
    No rating Label shot Double-Crossed By Love — Charline Arthur E4-VW-3402 Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#23)
1954/Apr. 24
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-5703  No rating Label shot Song sample I'm Having A Party All By Myself — Charline Arthur E3-VW-2218 Bullet Bear Family LP 15234 (#12)
Bullet Bear Family LP 18003 (#4)
    No rating Label shot Waltzing — Charline Arthur E4-VW-3401 Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#17)
1954/Aug. 28
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-5807  No rating Label shot Song sample The Good And The Bad — Charline Arthur E4VW-4647 Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#18)
    No rating Label shot Please Darlin' Please — Charline Arthur E4VW-4644 Bullet Bear Family LP 15234 (#14)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#27)
1954/Nov. 13
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-5899  No rating Label shot Song sample Leave My Man Alone — Charline Arthur E4VW-3404 Bullet Bear Family LP 15234 (#13)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#12)
    No rating Label shot Song sample ( I'm In Love With) Someone's Used To Be — Charline Arthur E4VW-4645 Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#16)
1955/Jan. 22
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-5977  No rating Label shot Too Long, Too Many Times — Charline Arthur E4-VW-3403 Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#15)
    No rating Label shot Song sample Flash Your Diamonds (And Show Your Gold) — Charline Arthur E4-VW-4646 Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#13)
Bullet Bear Family LP 18003 (#11)
1955/May 21
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-6120  No rating Label shot For Old Times' Sake — Charline Arthur F2WW-2201 Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#21)
    No rating Label shot Song sample Soft Hearted Gal — Charline Arthur F2WW-0293 Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#20)
1955/July 30
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-6204  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Honey Bun — Charline Arthur F2-WW-2200 Bullet Bear Family LP 15234 (#4)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#8)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16864 (#22)
Bullet Bear Family LP 18003 (#6)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Kiss The Baby Goodnight — Charline Arthur F2-WW-2202 Bullet Bear Family LP 15234 (#5)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#24)
Bullet Bear Family LP 18003 (#3)
1955/Nov. 12
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-6297  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Burn That Candle — Charline Arthur F2WW-6504 Bullet Bear Family LP 15234 (#2)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#1)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16864 (#1)
Bullet Bear Family CD 17022 (#12)
Bullet Bear Family LP 18003 (#1)
Bullet Chief CD 1156520 (#27)
Bullet Detour LP 008 (#4)
Bullet Folkline CD 161 (#6)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample How Many Would There Be? — Charline Arthur F2WW-6505 Bullet Bear Family LP 15234 (#7)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#4)
1956/Feb. 18
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-6428  No rating Label shot Song sample Just Look, Don't Touch, He's Mine — Charline Arthur F2WW-6506 Bullet Bear Family LP 15234 (#6)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#2)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16864 (#16)
Bullet Bear Family LP 18003 (#9)
    No rating Label shot Song sample I Love Him Better Than You Do — Charline Arthur F2WW-6507 Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#3)
1956/June 30
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-6570  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Welcome To The Club — Charline Arthur G2WW-0280 Bullet Bear Family LP 15234 (#1)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#6)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16864 (#7)
Bullet Bear Family LP 18003 (#7)
Bullet El Toro CD 1013 (#20)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 026 (#6)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample What About Tomorrow — Charline Arthur G2WW-0282 Bullet Bear Family LP 15234 (#3)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#5)
Bullet Bear Family LP 18003 (#5)
Bullet Detour LP 008 (#8)
1956/Sept. or later
(BMI est.)
Coin (Calif.)  104  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Hello Baby — Charlene Arthur And The Knights A Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#28)
Bullet Bear Family LP 18003 (#12)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55182 (#13)
Bullet Cat CD 1035 (#20)
Bullet Dragon Street CD 70101 (#6)
Bullet El Toro CD 1013 (#3)
Bullet Folkline CD 162 (#2)
Bullet Teen Beat CD 252 (#3)
Bullet White Label LP 2823 (#6)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Cryin' Alone — Charlene Arthur And The Knights B Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#29)
Bullet Dragon Street CD 70101 (#7)
1963/Apr. 13
Bb c&w rev.
El Dorado (Ariz.)  651 
(pressed by Monarch)
Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample God Planned It That Way — Charline & Dottie And The Rocking Sweethearts CK-1245 Δ46689-x  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Golden Record — Charline & Dottie And The Rocking Sweethearts CK-945 Δ46689  
1963/June or later
(Bb est.)
El Dorado (Ariz.)  653  No rating Label shot Golden Record — Charline Arthur & Dottie CK-945  
    No rating Label shot I'm No Good Without You — Charline Arthur & Dottie CK-1145  
Live Performances
 
 
[live recording]     No rating I'll Introduce You To A Friend — Charline Arthur   Bullet Dragon Street CD 70101 (#11)
    No rating I'm Having A Party All By Myself [live vers.] — Charline Arthur   Bullet Bear Family CD 16279 (#7)
Bullet Dragon Street CD 70101 (#10)
    No rating Welcome To The Club [live vers.] — Charline Arthur   Bullet Dragon Street CD 70100 (#15)
Bullet Dragon Street CD 70101 (#8)
    No rating What About Tomorrow [live vers.] — Charline Arthur   Bullet Dragon Street CD 70100 (#16)
Bullet Dragon Street CD 70101 (#9)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1988Detour (England) 33- 008LPHillbilly Houn' Dawgs & Honky Tonk Angels
1991White Label (Netherlands) WLP 2823LPBoppin' Hillbilly, Vol. 23
1994Cat (Netherlands) 1035CDCalling All Rock 'N' Roll Collectors, Vol. 3
White Label (Netherlands) WLP 2828LPBoppin' Hillbilly, Vol. 28
1997Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156520CDUltra Rare Hillbilly Boogie, Vol. 1
1998Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16279CDWelcome To The Club / Charline Arthur
2000Dragon Street (United States) DCD 70100CDThe Big D Jamboree Live!
2001Dragon Street (United States) DCD 70101CDGals Of The Big D Jamboree
2003Bear Family (Germany) BAF 18003LPBurn That Candle / Charline Arthur
2006Bear Family (Germany) BCD 17022CDPerfect For Parties
Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55182CDTrouble Doll
Proper (England) PROPERBOX 103CDFrom Boppin' Hillbilly To Red Hot Rockabilly
2007Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16864CDGonna Shake This Shack Tonight!
El Toro (Spain) ETCD 1013CDWelcome To The Club: Early Female Rockabilly
2008Bear Family (Germany) BCD 17030CDJuke Joint Boogie
2009Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 026CDRoutes Of Rockabilly
year?Bear Family (Germany) BFX 15234LPWelcome To The Club
Blazon (United States) 2006CDSizzling Hillbilly Boogie, Vol. 6
Folkline (England) 274- 161CDRockabilly Kittens
Folkline (England) 274- 162CDRockabilly Kittens, Vol. 2
Teen Beat (United States) TB CD 252CDHip Chicks And Hot Mamas


Acknowledgments:  Frank Bradshaw, CMF Library, Scott Cheesebrew, Udo Frank, Jim Hilmar, Gerd Miller, Richard Norrington, Rock & Roll Musik Magazin, Gene Summers Arch., Al Turner, Uncle Gil, Svein Arne Vikesdal, Bjorn Witlox


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