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Barber, Glenn

Born 1935 in Hollis, Oklahoma, but raised in Pasadena, Texas. Died in 2008.


  • Feature article and sessionography in issue 55 (1995) of Rockin' Fifties.
  • Article in issue 265 (2005) of Now Dig This.
  • Feature article and discography in issue 116 (2008) of American Music.

Original Releases

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Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1954/Nov. 6
Bb c&w rev.
Starday (Tenn.) 45-166  Borderline Ice Water
Glenn Barber
Label shot
(from Proper CD 103)
ST-2999 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55195 (#25)
Bullet Flame LP 002 (#14)
Bullet Flame CD 002 (#4)
Bullet Orbit CD 5911 (#2)
Bullet Pan American CD 56012 (#13)
Bullet Presto CD 1 (#57)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#109)
Bullet Rev-Ola Bandstand CD 170 (#14)
Bullet SD LP 810 (#13)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 932 (#28)
    Non-pertinent Ring Around The Moon
Glenn Barber
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1955/July 2
Bb c&w rev.
Starday (Tenn.) 45-196  No rating Poor Man's Baby (And A Rich Man's Dream)
Glenn Barber
Label shot
2212 (ST-11) Bullet Cactus CD 5004 (#8)
    No rating Married Man
Glenn Barber
Label shot
2214 (ST-12)  
1955/Nov. 19
Bb c&w rev.
Starday (Tenn.)  214  No rating Livin' High And Wide
Glenn Barber
Label shot
(from Cascade LP 1004)
2263 Bullet Cactus CD 5009 (#1)
Bullet Orbit CD 5915 (#16)
Bullet Sheik 10 101 (#4)
    No rating Ain't It Funny
Glenn Barber
Label shot
1956/July 28
Bb c&w rev.
Starday (Tenn.) 45-249  Pertinent Shadow My Baby
Glenn Barber
Label shot
(from Texas Gold CD 932)
2452 Bullet Ace 10 18 (#1)
Bullet Ace CD 191 (#1)
Bullet Ace LP 191 (#1)
Bullet Cascade LP 1009 (#8)
Bullet Chief CD 1156501 (#28)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 145 (#23)
Bullet Mustang CD 1 (#9)
Bullet Pan American CD 56008 (#19)
Bullet Presto CD 2 (#52)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#94)
Bullet SD LP 810 (#14)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 932 (#3)
    Pertinent Feeling No Pain
Glenn Barber
Label shot
(from Collector CD 2877)
2453 Bullet Collector CD 2877 (#6)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 145 (#19)
Bullet Rev-Ola Bandstand CD 21 (#27)
Bullet SD LP 810 (#15)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 932 (#8)
1959/June 29
Bb c&w rev.
D (Texas)  1069  Pertinent Your Heart Don't Love
Glenn Barber
Label shot
(from 45)
    Borderline Most Beautiful
Glenn Barber
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1959/Oct. 26
Bb c&w rev.
D (Texas)  1098  Pertinent New Girl In School
Glenn Barber
Label shot
(from Bear Family CD 15383)
    Borderline Go Home Letter (I Wish I Were You)
Glenn Barber
Label shot
(from Cascade LP 1011)
1217 Bullet Ace CD 218 (#17)
Bullet Ace LP 218 (#17)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 122 (#20)
Bullet Zomboco CD 3 (#11)
Unissued Tracks
[unissued]  uniss.  Borderline Atom Bomb
Glenn Barber
(from Texas Gold CD 931)
  Bullet Ace CD 191 (#5)
Bullet Ace LP 191 (#5)
Bullet NME LP 5 (#14)
Bullet Starday LP 218 (#9)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 931 (#28)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1980Ace (England) CH 1810Kings Of Rockabilly, Vol. 1
1985Cascade (England) DROP 1009LPTwenty Great Rockabilly Hits Of The 50's, Vol. 2
1986Ace (England) CH 191LPRockabilly Shakeout
1987Ace (England) CDCH 218CDThe Fifties: Rockabilly Fever
Flame (England) 002LPDesperate Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 2
NME (England) PRO 5LPI Dreamt I Was Elvis
1991SD (Germany) 810LPRockin' Daddy
1992Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156501CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 1
Flame (England) 002CDDesperate Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 2
1993Texas Gold (Netherlands) TG 931CDThe Starday Story, Vol. 1
Texas Gold (Netherlands) TG 932CDThe Starday Story, Vol. 2
1997Starday LP 218LPThe Lost Starday Recordings
2003Presto Vol. 2CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 2
2004Cactus (United States) CD 5004CDRockin' Hillbilly, Vol. 5
2006Proper (England) PROPERBOX 103CDFrom Boppin' Hillbilly To Red Hot Rockabilly
Rev-Ola Bandstand (England) CR REV 170CDCountry Goes Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 2: The New Breed
2007Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
Rev-Ola Bandstand (England) CR REV 21CDCountry Goes Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 3: Rural Royalty
2009Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55195CDRockabilly Hicks
2011Not Now Music NOT2CD 122CDRockabilly Riot
2012Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 145CDIt's Saturday Night!: Starday-Dixie Rockabilly 1955-1961
year?Ace (England) CDCH 191CDRockabilly Shakeout
Cactus (United States) CD 5009CDRockin' Hillbilly, Vol. 10
Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 2877CDTough Texas Rockin' and Boppin' Billies
Mustang MUST 1CDScratchin' On My Screen
Orbit (United States) 5911CDRock N Roll Dance Party, Vol. 11
Orbit (United States) 5915CDRock N Roll Dance Party, Vol. 15
Pan American (Switzerland) 56008CDRed Hot
Pan American (Switzerland) 56012CDPrimitive Love
Presto Vol. 1CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 1
Sheik (Spain) TEN- 10110Texas Bop, Vol. 1
Zomboco (United States) 3CDReal Rare Rockabilly, Vol. 3

Acknowledgments:  CMF Library, Marc Coulavin, Will Derrington, Udo Frank, Adam Komorowski, Pasi Koskela, Rockin' Ed, Bjorn Witlox

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