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Brown, Billy

Born 1930. A regular on WIRB (Enterprise, Ala.) in 1953. Died in 2009.

References:

  • Article and discography in issue 17 (1977) of New Kommotion.

Original Releases

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1957/Oct.
(Bb est.)
Stars (Ga.)  552 
(pressed by RCA)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Did We Have A Party — Billy Brown H8OW-2392  
    Pertinent Label shot It's Love — Billy Brown H8OW-2393  
1957/Nov. 4
Bb pop rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-41029-c Pertinent Label shot Song sample Did We Have A Party — Billy Brown JZSP 42431 Bullet Ace CD 785 (#25)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16725 (#20)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5710 (#11)
Bullet CBS LP 82401 (#11)
Bullet CBS Special Products CD 37618 (#7)
Bullet Columbia/Epic/Legacy CD 62172 (#25)
Bullet Epic LP 37618 (#7)
Bullet Jan/Star Club LP 8033 (#1)
Bullet One Day Music CD 153 (#23)
Bullet Pan American CD 56002 (#8)
Bullet Sony Music Special Prod. CD 75064 (#7)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample It's Love — Billy Brown JZSP 42432 Bullet Jan/Star Club LP 8033 (#7)
1958/Jan. 27
Bb pop rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-41100  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Meet Me In The Alley, Sally — Billy Brown JZSP 42818 Bullet Bear Family CD 16723 (#25)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5711 (#21)
Bullet CBS LP 83911 (#11)
Bullet Jan/Star Club LP 8033 (#2)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1170 (#50)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample I Wanted You — Billy Brown JZSP 42820 Bullet Jan/Star Club LP 8033 (#10)
1958/May 26
Bb pop rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-41174  Borderline Label shot Song sample Next — Billy Brown JZSP 43660 Bullet El Toro CD 104 (#17)
Bullet Jan/Star Club LP 8033 (#8)
Bullet Pan American CD 56017 (#6)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Once In A Lifetime — Billy Brown JZSP 43659 Bullet Jan/Star Club LP 8033 (#6)
1958/Dec. 1
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-41297  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Flip Out — Billy Brown JZSP 42819 Bullet Ace CD 785 (#20)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16723 (#10)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5711 (#16)
Bullet CBS LP 83911 (#6)
Bullet Columbia/Epic/Legacy CD 62172 (#20)
Bullet Jan/Star Club LP 8033 (#3)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 346 (#27)
Bullet One Day Music CD 153 (#1)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1170 (#19)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Echo Mountain — Billy Brown JZSP 44753 Bullet Jan/Star Club LP 8033 (#11)
1959/Apr. 20
Bb pop rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-41380  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Run 'Em Off — Billy Brown JZSP 44751 Bullet Jan/Star Club LP 8033 (#4)
Bullet Pan American CD 56030 (#16)
Bullet Sheik LP 507 (#16)
Bullet Wendi LP 00007 (#19)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample He'll Have To Go — Billy Brown JZSP 44752 Bullet Jan/Star Club LP 8033 (#12)
1960/Sept. 5
Bb pop rev.
Republic (Calif.)  2007 
(pressed by Monarch)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Lost Weekend — Billy Brown 1011 Δ36201 Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 098 (#11)
Bullet Jan/Star Club LP 8033 (#9)
Bullet Yeaah! CD 515 (#17)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Just Out Of Reach — Billy Brown 1014 Δ36202  
1961/Mar. 6
Bb pop rev.
Republic (Calif.)  2012 
(pressed by Monarch)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Look Out Heart (Here Comes Love) — Billy Brown 1044 Δ38152 Bullet Jan/Star Club LP 8033 (#5)
    Non-pertinent Label shot It Don't Take Long To Learn — Billy Brown 1045 Δ38152X  

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1977CBS (England) 82401LPCBS Rockabilly Classics
1979CBS (England) 83911LPCBS Rockabilly, Vol. 3
1980Wendi (Australia) LP 00007LPRun 'em Off
1981Epic (United States) EG 37618LPRockabilly Stars, Vol. 1
Sony Music Special Prod. (United States) WK 75064CDRockabilly Stars, Vol. 1
1989Jan/Star Club (Sweden) 33- 8033LPDid We Have A Party / Billy Brown
1990CBS Special Products (United States) A 37618CDRockabilly Stars, Vol. 1
1993Big Tone (England) BT 5710CDCBS Rockabilly Classics, Vol. 1
Big Tone (England) BT 5711CDCBS Rockabilly Classics, Vol. 2
2000Columbia/Epic/Legacy (United States) CK 62172CDAin't I'm A Dog!: 25 More Rockabilly Rave-Ups
2001Ace (England) CDCHD 785CDColumbia Rockabilly, Vol. 1
2005Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16725CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 25 (Columbia)
2006Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16723CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 23 (Columbia)
2008Pan American (Switzerland) 56017CDLove Charms
Pan American (Switzerland) 56030CDHey Hey Pretty Baby
2009El Toro (Spain) ETCD CH 104CDCollectors Choice, Vol. 4: What A Night
2010Not Now Music NOT2CD 346CDReal Raw Rockabilly
2011Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 098CDSassy Sugar: The Pure Essence Of Nashville Rock & Roll
2012One Day Music (England) DAY2CD 153CDEssential Rockabilly: The Columbia Story
year?Pan American (Switzerland) 56002CDLove My Baby
Sheik (Spain) LP 507LPSaints And Sinners, Vol. 7
Smith & Co. SCCD 1170CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 3
Yeaah! CD 515CDTeen Town USA, Vol. 15


Acknowledgments:  CMF Library, Scott Cheesebrew, Marc Coulavin, Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Rob Karman, Gerd Miller, John Neal, Lasse Olander, Uncle Gil, Wolfgang Weissbrodt, Bjorn Witlox, Jos Wouters


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