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Beard, Dean

Born 1935 in Santa Anna, Texas. Died in 1989.

References:

  • Feature article and sessionography in issue 23 (1980) of New Kommotion.
  • Two-part feature article and sessionography in issues 51-52 (1994) of Rockin' Fifties.

Original Releases

Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1955/June 18
Bb c&w rev.
Fox (Calif.) 45-405  No rating Label shot Red Rover — Dean Beard With The Fox Four-Sevens A  
    No rating Label shot Song sample Wake Up, Jacob — Dean Beard With The Fox Four-Sevens B  
1955/Dec. 10
Bb c&w rev.
Fox (Calif.) 45-408  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Sing, Sing, Sing — Dean Beard B Bullet Bison Bop LP 2033 (#11)
Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2033 (#11)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55157 (#23)
Bullet El Toro CD 1010 (#5)
Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#12)
Bullet Revival LP 3008 (#15)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Time Is Hanging Heavy On My Hands — Dean Beard With The Fox Four-Sevens A Bullet Bison Bop LP 2033 (#6)
Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2033 (#6)
Bullet El Toro CD 1010 (#16)
Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#14)
Bullet Pan American CD 56010 (#2)
Bullet Revival LP 3008 (#14)
1957/Mar.
copyright
Edmoral (Texas)  1011-45 Pertinent Label shot Song sample Rakin And Scrapin — Dean Beard With The Crew Cats B Bullet Bop CD 004 (#26)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55090 (#20)
Bullet El Toro CD 1054 (#26)
Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#3)
    Borderline Label shot On My Mind Again — Dean Beard With The Four Pals A Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#21)
1957/Apr. 29
Bb pop rev.
Atlantic (N.Y.) 45-1137  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Rakin And Scrapin — Dean Beard With The Crew Cats 14352 Bullet Bear Family CD 16721 (#9)
Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#6)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 066 (#28)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 375 (#11)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 449 (#16)
Bullet Pan American CD 56008 (#15)
Bullet Revival LP 3008 (#10)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample On My Mind Again — Dean Beard With The Four Pals 14353 Bullet Revival LP 3008 (#4)
1957/Nov. 4
Bb pop rev.
Atlantic (N.Y.) 45-1162  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Party Party — Dean Beard A-2743 Bullet Bear Family CD 16721 (#18)
Bullet Club LP 018 (#19)
Bullet Cruisin' LP 58344 (#10)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 11587046 (#17)
Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#11)
Bullet Fifty-Eight LP 101 (#16)
Bullet Kool Kat Music CD 102 (#4)
Bullet Lucky CD 814 (#20)
Bullet Revival LP 3008 (#1)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Stand By Me — Dean Beard A-2744 Bullet El Toro CD 1054 (#31)
Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#28)
Bullet Revival LP 3008 (#9)
1958/June 30
Bb pop rev.
Atlantic (N.Y.) 45-1182  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Hold Me Close — Dean Beard A-3009 Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#24)
Bullet Revival LP 3008 (#2)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Take Time To Love Me — Dean Beard A-3008 Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#30)
1958/Nov. 24
Bb pop rev.
Challenge (Calif.)  59033  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Egad, Charlie Brown — Dean Beard 45-310 Bullet Ace CD 494 (#19)
Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#9)
Bullet Revival LP 3008 (#16)
    No rating Keeper Of The Key — Dean Beard 45-309 Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#27)
Bullet Revival LP 3008 (#17)
1959/June 15
Bb pop rev.
Challenge (Calif.)  59048  No rating Label shot Little Lover — Dean Beard 45-432 Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#25)
Bullet Juke Box Saturday Night LP 1006 (#2)
Bullet Revival LP 3008 (#6)
Bullet Star-Club CD 506020 (#23)
Bullet Yeaah! CD 509 (#16)
    No rating Label shot Holding On To A Memory — Dean Beard 45-433 Bullet Revival LP 3008 (#7)
 
 
Villa (Texas) VA-101  No rating Little Koko Herrera — Dean Beard -  
    No rating Moon Over Mexico — Chris And Paul Herrera +  
1962
RCA mx code
Gaylo (Texas) BM-112 
(pressed by RCA)
No rating Label shot ( Cuidad) Villa Acuna — Dean Beard And The Crew Cats N8OW-2497  
    No rating The Day That I Lost You — Dean Beard / Voices By Hall-Kirk-Singers N8OW-2496  
1962/Sept. or later
(Bb est.)
Candix (Calif.)  341  Borderline Label shot Song sample Villa Acuna — Dean Beard CD-DB-103 Bullet Eagle LP 304 (#4)
Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#20)
Bullet Revival LP 3008 (#5)
    Non-pertinent Label shot The Day That I Lost You — Dean Beard CD-DB-104  
1962/Dec.
RCA mx code
Joed (Texas) JT-715 
(pressed by RCA)
No rating Tropical Night – (instr.) — Dean Beard NO8W-2555  
    No rating Coffee Break – (instr.) — Dean Beard NO8W-2556 Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#23)
1962/Aug. 25
Bb c&w rev.
Winston (Texas)  1063-45-1 Non-pertinent Label shot The Red Rose — Dean Beard 44090  
    Non-pertinent Label shot I Don't Know How — Dean Beard 44090-X  
1963/Apr.
mx series
Winston (Texas)  1073 
(pressed by Monarch)
No rating Label shot That's How It Gets Sunup — Dean Beard And The Crew Cats Δ47955  
    No rating Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes – (instr.) — Dean Beard And The Crew Cats Δ47955-X  
1963/July
mx series
Winston (Texas)  1074-45
(pressed by Monarch)
No rating Label shot My Roberta — Dean Beard And The Crew Cats 1 Δ48939 Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#18)
    No rating Label shot No Love For Me — Dean Beard With Jack And Bill 2 Δ48939-X  
 
 
Gina (Texas) RT-1116  No rating Label shot Strawberry Shake — Dean Beard 45-130 S-3415 Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#22)
    No rating Label shot You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven — Dean Beard 45-129 S-3416  
 
 
Sangelo (Texas)  1/2 Borderline Label shot Party, Party — Dean Beard And His Crew-Cats 2 Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#26)
    Non-pertinent Label shot You Don't Have To Go Home (But You Can't Stay Here) — Dean Beard And His Crew-Cats 1  
1966 or later
(Bb est.)
Sims (Calif.)  299  No rating Label shot Pocketfull Of Stardust — Dean Beard And The Rhythm Rebels B Bullet Revival LP 3008 (#8)
    No rating Label shot ( Are There) Honkytonks In Heaven — Dean Beard And The Rhythm Rebels A  
Unissued Tracks
1956
(Sun Rec.)
Sun (Tenn.)  uniss.  Pertinent Song sample Don't Lie To Me — Dean Beard   Bullet Bopcat LP 200 (#9)
Bullet Bopcat LP 700 (#2)
Bullet Charly CD 8236 (#6)
Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#2)
Bullet Sun (England) 10 505 (#6)
    Pertinent I Need Your Love — Dean Beard   Bullet Bopcat LP 200 (#10)
Bullet Bopcat LP 700 (#3)
Bullet Charly CD 8317 (#7)
    Pertinent Long Time Gone — Dean Beard   Bullet Charly CD 8352 (#26)
Bullet Charly LP 30116 (#9)
Bullet Emusic/Charly MP 11312766 (#26)
Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#4)
Bullet Revival LP 3008 (#11)
Bullet Sun (England) 10 512 (#1)
    Pertinent Song sample Rakin' And Scrapin' [alt. vers. 1] — Dean Beard   Bullet Bear Family CD 16210 (#31)
Bullet Charly CD 16 (#15)
Bullet Charly LP 2015 (#7)
Bullet Charly CD 8099 (#17)
Bullet Charly LP 30105 (#7)
Bullet Disky CD 03 (#48)
Bullet Disky CD 5202 (#48)
Bullet Dressed To Kill/BMG CD 66 (#23)
Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#10)
Bullet J!mco CD 89193 (#21)
Bullet Lotus CD 41006 (#23)
Bullet Revival LP 3008 (#12)
Bullet Sun 10 804 (#2)
Bullet Sun (England) 10 512 (#2)
    No rating Rakin' And Scrapin' [alt. vers. 2] — Dean Beard   Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#16)
Bullet Revival LP 3008 (#18)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1021 (#4)
    Pertinent Song sample Rock Around The Town — Dean Beard   Bullet Bopcat LP 200 (#8)
Bullet Bopcat LP 700 (#1)
Bullet Charly CD 36 (#12)
Bullet Charly CD 8118 (#18)
Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#1)
Bullet Hallmark CD 307972 (#14)
Bullet J!mco CD 89194 (#16)
Bullet Presto CD 8 (#17)
Bullet Sun (England) 10 505 (#5)
Bullet [label?] CD 307972 (#14)
    No rating What Can I Do [vers. 1] — Dean Beard   Bullet Charly CD 8161 (#4)
Bullet Charly CD 8274 (#49)
Bullet Dressed To Kill/BMG CD 66 (#35)
Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#7)
    No rating What Can I Do [vers. 2] — Dean Beard   Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#13)
    No rating When You're Gone — Dean Beard   Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#15)
Bullet Revival LP 3008 (#13)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1021 (#6)
 
 
Challenge (Calif.)  uniss.  Pertinent Song sample My Roberta — Dean Beard   Bullet Hollowbody CD 12003 (#10)
    Pertinent Song sample Shiverin' And Shakin' — Dean Beard   Bullet Ace CD 494 (#18)
Bullet Castle Pulse CD 355 (#49)
Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#5)
Bullet Flame LP 014 (#7)
Bullet Hollowbody CD 12001 (#4)
Bullet Lucky CD 602 (#1)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 122 (#23)
Bullet RPM Retro CD 837 (#3)
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Party Party [alt. vers.] — Dean Beard   Bullet Revival LP 3008 (#3)
Need Information
 
 
[need info]     No rating Boney Shuffle — Dean Beard   Bullet Encore CD 193587 (#19)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1974Bopcat (Netherlands) B.L.P. 200LPWe Wanna Boogie
1976Charly (England) CR 30105LPSun - The Roots Of Rock, Vol. 5: Rebel Rockabilly
1977Charly (England) CR 30116LPSun - The Roots Of Rock, Vol. 9: Rebel Rockabilly, Vol. 2
1978Eagle (Germany) 304LPStack-a-Records, Vol. II
1979Bopcat (Netherlands) 700LPRock Around The Town
1980Fifty-Eight 101LPRock 'N' Roll For Collectors, Vol. 1
1981Charly (England) CRM 2015LPRebel Rockabilly
Cruisin' (England) 58344LPRed Hot Rockabillies
Sun (England) (England) CFM 50510Rockabilly Jamboree
1982Sun (England) (England) CFM 51210The Swingin' Blast
1983Bison Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2033LPThe Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 29
1985Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2033LPThe Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 29
Sun (England) (England) SUN 1021LPRock Bop Boogie
1986Charly (England) 16CDThe Best Of Sun Rockabilly
Charly (England) 36CDThe Best Of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2
1988Revival (Denmark) 3008LPRakin' And Scrapin' / Dean Beard
1990Hollowbody (United States) HC 12001CDWild Men Ride Wild Guitars: Original Rockabilly & Chicken Bop, Vol. 1
1991Flame (England) 014LPDesperate Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 14
Juke Box Saturday Night (Italy) JBSN 1006LPRock 'N' Roll Fever, Vol. 5
1993Hollowbody (United States) HC 12003CDWail Man Wail!: Original Rockabilly & Chicken Bop, Vol. 3
1994Ace (England) CDCHD 494CDMore Hollywood Rock 'N' Roll
J!mco (Japan) JICK 89193CDBest Of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 1
J!mco (Japan) JICK 89194CDBest Of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2
1995Charly (England) MID 8099CDEssential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 1
Kool Kat Music 102CDPlease Pop . . . Let Me Go To The Hop
Star-Club (Sweden) 506020CDHigh School Rock 'N' Roll: The Isle Connection
1996Charly (England) MID 8118CDEssential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 2
Charly (England) CPCD 8161CDEssential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 3
Encore (Japan) ECD 193587CDRock Around The Town / Dean Beard
1997Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16210CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 14
Charly (England) CPCD 8236CDEssential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 4
Charly (England) CPCD 8274CDThe Very Best Of Sun Rockabilly
Hallmark 307972CDKings Of Rockabilly
1998Charly (England) CPCD 8317CDEssential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 5
[label?] 307972CDKings Of Rockabilly
1999Charly (England) CPCD 8352CDEssential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 6
Dressed To Kill/BMG (England) DTKBOX 66CDThe Sun Gods
2000Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55090CDTattle Tale
Lotus (Italy) 41006CDThe Best Of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 1
2003Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55157CDTrading Kisses
2004Yeaah! (England) 509CDTeen Town USA, Vol. 9
2006Emusic/Charly (United States) 11312766MPEssential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 6
2007El Toro (Spain) ETCD 1010CDReal Cool Cats: Texas Rockabilly 1955
2008RPM Retro 837CDShiverin' & Shakin', Part 1
2009Emusic/Rock-A-Billy (United States) 11587046MPTeenage Rockabilly
2010Not Now Music NOT2CD 375CDRed Hot Rockabilly
2011Not Now Music NOT3CD 066CDRoyal Rockabilly Flush
Not Now Music NOT2CD 122CDRockabilly Riot
2012El Toro ETCD 1054CDRoyce Porter And Friends
Not Now Music NOT2CD 449CDRockin' In The Graveyard
year?Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16721CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 21 (Atlantic)
Bop BOP- 004CDSaturday Night On Bop Street, Vol. 4
Castle Pulse (England) PBXCD 355CDRock Baby Rock It: Record Hop Rock And Roll
Club (Spain) 018LPGrab This And Dance, Vol. 18
Disky (Netherlands) Memphis 03CDThe Ultimate Memphis Rockabilly Collection, Vol. 1
Disky DCD 5202CDUlitmate Sun Rockabilly Collection
Lucky (England) CDLR 602CDRock Rock-Ola, Vol. 2
Lucky (England) CDLR 814CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 14
Pan American (Switzerland) 56008CDRed Hot
Pan American (Switzerland) 56010CDShe's Neat
Presto Vol. 8CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 8
Sun LP- 80410Sun Country Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 4


Acknowledgments:  Scott Cheesebrew, Marc Coulavin, Bill Davis, Mitch Drumm, Udo Frank, Peter Grendysa, Anton Grundner, Derek Hamilton, Tom Lincoln, Gerd Miller, Don Stilton, Lars Stromberg, Joe Wajgel, Peter van Wilsem, Jos Wouters


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