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Blake, Tommy

Real name Thomas LeVan Givens. Born 1931 in Shreveport, La. Died in 1985.

References:

  • Article and sessionography in issue 22 (1979) of New Kommotion.
  • Feature article and sessionography in issue 92 (2004) of Rockin' Fifties.

Original Releases

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1956/June
C&WJ rev.
Buddy (Texas) B-107 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Koolit — Tommy Blake With The Rhythm Rebels + Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#3)
Bullet Bison Bop LP 2042 (#6)
Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2042 (#6)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55070 (#29)
Bullet Lucky CD 815 (#2)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#90)
Bullet Sheik 10 101 (#8)
Bullet White Label LP 8874 (#10)
    Non-pertinent If I Am A Fool — Tommy Blake With The Rhythm Rebels -  
1957/May 27
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-6925 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Mister Hoody – (instr.) — Tommy Blake And The Rhythm Rebels H2WW-0685 Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#10)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Freedom — Tommy Blake And The Rhythm Rebels H2WW-0684 Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#4)
1957/Aug.
(Bb est.)
Sun (Tenn.)  278 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Lordy Hoody — Tommy Blake / The Rhythm Rebels / Vocal Group, Singing Sons U-267 Bullet AVI CD 5003 (#13)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#21)
Bullet Charly CD 8274 (#6)
Bullet Charly CD 8353 (#1)
Bullet Pan American CD 56035 (#3)
Bullet Rhino CD 73346 (#34)
Bullet Select CD 586 (#16)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 9 (#15)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1038 (#4)
Bullet Vladimir Twist LP 6903 (#12)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Flat Foot Sam — Tommy Blake / The Rhythm Rebels / Vocal Group, Singing Sons U-266 Bullet AVI CD 5003 (#14)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#1)
Bullet Charly CD 336 (#49)
Bullet Charly LP 2015 (#8)
Bullet Charly CD 8099 (#10)
Bullet Charly CD 8352 (#2)
Bullet Charly LP 30105 (#8)
Bullet Disky CD 05 (#25)
Bullet Disky CD 5203 (#25)
Bullet Dressed To Kill/BMG CD 66 (#16)
Bullet Emusic/Charly MP 11312766 (#2)
Bullet Music Club CD 024 (#9)
Bullet Pan American CD 56021 (#8)
Bullet Proper CD 143 (#101)
Bullet Pulse CD 336 (#49)
Bullet Rounder LP 37 (#6)
Bullet Rounder CD 37 (#6)
Bullet Sun CD 024 (#9)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 9 (#14)
Bullet Sun (England) 10 513 (#1)
Bullet Sun (U.S.) LP 1033 (#8)
Bullet Vampirella CD 1020012-2 (#15)
Bullet Vampirella Music 10 20012 (#2)
1958/July
(Bb est.)
Sun (Tenn.)  300 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample I Dig You Baby — Tommy Blake U-313 Bullet AVI CD 5003 (#16)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#7)
Bullet Bopcat LP 300 (#16)
Bullet Charly CD 8161 (#5)
Bullet Dressed To Kill/BMG CD 66 (#36)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 14 (#24)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1029 (#11)
Bullet Zomboco CD 2 (#11)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Sweetie Pie — Tommy Blake U-312 Bullet AVI CD 5003 (#15)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#11)
Bullet Charly CD 8317 (#11)
Bullet SSS LP 224 (#14)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 14 (#23)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1029 (#12)
1959/Nov.
mx series
Recco (La.)  1006 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample F-Olding Money — Tommy Blake 9594 CP-2439 Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#15)
Bullet Big H LP 79108 (#5)
Bullet Boparama LP 3 (#4)
Bullet Eric's LP 008 (#8)
Bullet White Label LP 8874 (#11)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample The Hanging Judge — Tommy Blake 9593 CP-2438 Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#29)
Unissued Tracks
1958
(Sun Rec.)
Sun (Tenn.)  uniss.  Pertinent Song sample Shake Around — Tommy Blake   Bullet AVI CD 5003 (#18)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#6)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#13)
Bullet Charly CD 713 (#54)
Bullet Charly CD 8118 (#10)
Bullet Select CD 586 (#8)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1029 (#3)
    No rating Song sample Shake Around [vers. 2] — Tommy Blake   Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#18)
Bullet Bear Family CD 17030 (#8)
    Pertinent Song sample You Better Believe It — Tommy Blake   Bullet AVI CD 5003 (#17)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16311 (#2)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#9)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#17)
Bullet Charly CD 8236 (#5)
Bullet Charly LP 30116 (#14)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1029 (#4)
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  Pertinent Song sample All Night Long — Tommy Blake   Bullet Bear Family CD 15622 (#26)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#5)
Bullet Country Music Foundation CD 014-D (#21)
Bullet Country Music Foundation LP 014-L (#21)
Bullet Kool LP 1 (#2)
Bullet Now Dig This CD 1042 (#15)
    Pertinent Song sample Cool Aligator — Tommy Blake   Bullet White Label LP 8874 (#12)
    Borderline Song sample Honky Tonk Mind (Woman I Need) — Tommy Blake   Bullet BMG Int. CD 75406 (#6)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15622 (#11)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#2)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6006 (#24)
Bullet Country Music Foundation CD 014-D (#20)
Bullet Country Music Foundation LP 014-L (#20)
Bullet Luxel CD 7103 (#4)
    Pertinent Song sample I'll Be Free — Tommy Blake   Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#27)
Bullet White Label LP 8874 (#13)
    Pertinent Song sample Lordy Hoody [alt. vers.] — Tommy Blake   Bullet Bopcat LP 400 (#14)
Need Information
 
 
[need info]     No rating Ballad Of A Broken Heart — Tommy Blake   Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#8)
    No rating Chuckie — Tommy Blake   Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#19)
    No rating Cool Alligator — Tommy Blake   Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#24)
    No rating Diesel Truck — Tommy Blake   Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#12)
    No rating I Dig You Baby [vers. 2] — Tommy Blake   Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#14)
    No rating I Still Love You — Tommy Blake   Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#25)
    No rating If I'm A Fool — Tommy Blake   Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#20)
    No rating Little Lovelight — Tommy Blake   Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#23)
    No rating My Alice Faye — Tommy Blake   Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#26)
    No rating Window Of My Heart — Tommy Blake   Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#16)
    No rating You Better Believe It [vers. 2] — Tommy Blake   Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#22)
    No rating You Better Believe It [vers. 3] — Tommy Blake   Bullet Bear Family CD 16797 (#28)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1973SSS (Netherlands) HJS 224LPRocking & Stomping
1975Bopcat (Netherlands) 300LPI'm Moving On
1976Bopcat (Netherlands) 400LPGoin' Back To Memphis
Charly (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
1980Big H 79108LPVintage Rock 'N' Roll Collector's Items, Vol. 8
1981Charly (England) CRM 2015LPRebel Rockabilly
Eric's 008LPJukebox At Eric's, Vol. 1: Rock 'N Roll
1982Sun (England) (England) CFM 51310Teenage Bop
1984Bison Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2042LPThe Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 34
White Label (Netherlands) 8874LPTommy Blake And Gene Wyatt
1985Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2042LPThe Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 34
Sun (England) (England) SUN 1029LPShake Around
1986Sun (England) (England) LP 1038LPFeel Like Rockin'
1988Country Music Foundation (United States) CMF- 014-LLPGet Hot Or Go Home: Vintage RCA Rockabillly 56-59
Sun (U.S.) (United States) SUN- 1033LPRockin' Records, [Vol. 2]
1990Rounder (United States) SS 37LPSun Rockabilly
1991Country Music Foundation (United States) CMF- 014-DCDGet Hot Or Go Home: Vintage RCA Rockabillly 56-59
Disky (Netherlands) DCD 5203CDUltimate Sun Rock & Roll Collection
Sun (England) (England) 9CDRock 'N' Roll Originals, Vol. 3
Sun (England) (England) 14CDRock 'N' Roll Originals, Vol. 5
1993Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15622CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 1
Disky (Netherlands) Memphis 05CDThe Ultimate Memphis Rock 'N' Roll Collection, Vol. 1
1994Music Club (England) MCCD 024CDThe Very Best Of Sun Rock 'N' Roll
Sun MC 024CDBest Of Sun Rock & Roll
1995AVI (United States) CD 5003CDLet's Bop: Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 1
Charly (England) MID 8099CDEssential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 1
Kool (Italy) 1LPCool And Crazy
Vladimir Twist VTR 6903LPLike Nothing Your Ears Have Ever Heard, Vol. 3
1996Charly (England) MID 8118CDEssential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 2
Charly (England) CPCD 8161CDEssential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 3
1997Charly (England) CPCD 8236CDEssential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 4
Charly (England) CPCD 8274CDThe Very Best Of Sun Rockabilly
Vampirella Music (Germany) MCG 2001210Rare White Boppin'
1998Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55070CDRockabilly Shakedown
Charly (England) CPCD 8317CDEssential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 5
1999Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16311CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 16: Rockabilly From The Vaults Of Sun Record
Charly (England) CPCD 8352CDEssential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 6
Charly (England) CPCD 8353CDSun Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 3
Dressed To Kill/BMG (England) DTKBOX 66CDThe Sun Gods
2000BMG Int. 75406CDDon't Mess With My Ducktail: 26 RCA Tracks
Pulse (England) PBX CD 336CDThe Legendary Sun Records Story
Vampirella (Germany) MCG 1020012-2CDRare White Boppin' [And] Rare Black Rockin': Original Sun Material
2001Select CD 586CDRed Hot: The Best Of Sun Rockabilly
2002Charly (England) SNAJ 713CDThe Sun Records Story
2004Now Dig This (England) CMFCD 1042CDWell, Now Dig This
2006Emusic/Charly (United States) 11312766MPEssential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 6
Rhino (United States) 73346CDRockin' Bones: '50s Punk & Rockabilly
2007Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16797CDKoolit: The Sun Years Plus / Tommy Blake
Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
2008Bear Family (Germany) BCD 17030CDJuke Joint Boogie
Pan American (Switzerland) 56021CDChickadee
Pan American (Switzerland) 56035CDA Good Lookin' Blonde
Proper PROPERBOX 143CDRockin' Memphis
year?Big Tone BTCD 6006CDRCA Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Boparama (United Kingdom) 3LPRock Out Of This World, Vol. 3
Charly (England) PBX CD 336CDThe Legendary Sun Records Story
Lucky (England) CDLR 815CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 15
Luxel MAS 7103CDRockabilly Hoodlums, v. 3
Sheik TEN- 10110Texas Bop, Vol. 1
Zomboco (United States) 2CDReal Rare Rockabilly, Vol. 2


Acknowledgments:  CMF Library, Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Tom Lincoln, Gerd Miller, Dean Craige Morris, Lasse Olander, Uncle Gil, Joe Wajgel, Bjorn Witlox


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