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Carter, Bill

Born 1929 in Eagletown, Ark. A regular on KBOX (Modesto, Calif.) and at the Riverbank Clubhouse (Riverbank, Calif.) in 1956.


Original Releases

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1956/Mar. 24
Bb c&w rev.
Republic (Tenn.)  7126-F
(pressed by RCA)
No rating Label shot Song sample You Ain't Got My Address — Bill Carter G8OW-619 Bullet Cactus CD 5007 (#6)
    No rating Label shot By The Sweat Of My Brow — Bill Carter G8OW-618  
1957/Aug. 12
Bb c&w rev.
Tally (Calif.) 45-TR.111  Pertinent Label shot Song sample I Wanna Feel Good — Bill Carter A Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55017 (#6)
Bullet CRH CD 17 (#7)
Bullet Classics CD 724 (#11)
    No rating I Knew Her When — Bill Carter B  
1958/May 19
Bb c&w rev.
Tally (Calif.)  115  Pertinent Label shot Song sample I Used To Love You — Bill Carter B Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55016 (#16)
Bullet Classics CD 724 (#1)
    No rating Too Used To Being With You — Bill Carter A  
1959/Apr. 20
Bb pop rev.
Black Jack (Calif.) BJ-105 
(pressed by RCA)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Baby Brother — Bill Carter And The Rovin Gamblers RR-K8OW-1109 Bullet Collector CD 4464 (#12)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Ride Gunman, Ride — Black Jack Wayne And The Rovin Gamblers RR-K8OW-1110  
 
 
Honee B (Calif.) EP103  No rating Stowaway — Bill Carter A  
    No rating Seven Years — Bill Carter A  
    No rating Half Hour Til Sundown — Bill Carter B  
    No rating Ramblin Fever — Bill Carter B  
1960/Mar. 14
Bb pop rev.
Honee B (Calif.) HB-45-104  Cover shot No rating Label shot Jailer Man — Bill Carter With The Cooper Brothers A  
    No rating Label shot Legend Of Billy The Kid — Bill Carter With The Cooper Brothers B  
1960/Mar. 14
Bb c&w rev.
Ozark (Calif.) OM45-1234 
(pressed by RCA)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Cool Tom Cat — Bill Carter / A.V. Looper, Drums K8OW-1052 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55180 (#27)
Bullet Chief CD 1156505 (#18)
Bullet Collector CD 4453 (#20)
Bullet Esoldun LP 2010 (#6)
Bullet Folkline CD 207 (#10)
Bullet White Label LP 8953 (#1)
    Borderline Label shot Secret Date — Bill Carter And The Cooper Bros. K8OW-1053  
1960/June
(Bb est.)
Showboat (Tenn.)  1504  No rating Label shot Song sample Pony Express — Bill Carter 597 Bullet Classics CD 734 (#5)
    No rating Label shot You'll Never Know — Bill Carter 598  
1960/July 11
Bb r&b rev.
Check (Calif.) CH-103  No rating Label shot Colt 45 (Part One) — Bill Carter And The Cooper Bros. / Jimmy River's Band CH-103-A  
    No rating Label shot Colt 45 (Part Two) — Bill Carter And The Cooper Bros. / Jimmy River's Band CH-103-2  
1961/May 1
Bb c&w rev.
D (Texas)  1183  Borderline Label shot Song sample Shot Four Times And Dy'in — Bill Carter 1452 Bullet Classics CD 741 (#4)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Stranger Shake Hands With A Fool — Bill Carter 1453 Bullet Classics CD 741 (#9)
1961/July 31
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K13026  No rating Label shot Shot Four Times And Dying — Bill Carter 61-XY-696  
    No rating Label shot Stranger Shake Hands With A Fool — Bill Carter 61-XY-714  

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1987Esoldun (France) RR 2010LPBop Baby Bop
1990White Label (Netherlands) WLP 8953LPRare Rockers From Small 1950's Labels, Vol. 3
1992Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156505CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 5
1994Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55016CDRompin' Stompin'
Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55017CDYoung And Wild
1999Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4453CDRockabilly Hoodlums, Vol. 2
2001Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4464CDCrazy Rockin'
2006Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55180CDSet Me Free
2009Classics (Sweden) 724CDJust Around Bakersfield
2011Classics (Sweden) CD 734CDCruisin' Country, Vol. 2
2012Classics (Sweden) 741CDCruisin' Country, Vol. 4
year?CRH R- 17CDRock From Bakersfield: Country Rock & Roll 1956-1962 From Bakersfield, CA
Cactus (United States) CD 5007CDRockin' Hillbilly, Vol. 8
Folkline (England) 274- 207CDHardcore Rockabilly, Vol. 4


Acknowledgments:  CMF Library, Scott Cheesebrew, Udo Frank, Andy Gallagher, Gerd Miller, Henk Netten, Michel Proost, Rockabilly Record Guide


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