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Chapel, Jean

Real name Opal Ambergey. Sister of Martha Carson (Irene Ambergey). Born in Neon, Ky. Previously recorded as Matty (or Mattie) O'Neil. Died in 1995.

References:

  • Article in issue 22 (1979) of New Kommotion.
  • Feature article in issue 30 (1986) of Rock & Roll Performers Magazine.
  • Two-part feature article and sessionography in issues 74-75 (1999-2000) of Rockin' Fifties.
  • Article in issue 22 (1979) of New Kommotion.
  • Feature article in issue 30 (1986) of Rock & Roll Performers Magazine.
  • Two-part feature article and sessionography in issues 74-75 (1999-2000) of Rockin' Fifties.

Original Releases

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1956/July 21
Bb c&w rev.
Sun (Tenn.)  244  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Welcome To The Club — Jean Chapel U-196 Bullet Ace CD 1016 (#21)
Bullet Charly CD 336 (#44)
Bullet Charly CD 8182 (#2)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 054 (#2)
Bullet Lotus CD [1] (#6)
Bullet Pulse CD 336 (#44)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 3 (#13)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 33 (#2)
Bullet Sun (U.S.) LP 1032 (#10)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample I Won't Be Rockin' Tonight — Jean Chapel U-197 Bullet Castle Pulse CD 344 (#5)
Bullet Charly CD 8161 (#8)
Bullet Charly CD 8182 (#5)
Bullet Dressed To Kill/BMG CD 66 (#39)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 026 (#42)
Bullet Lotus CD 41008 (#8)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#19)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 3 (#14)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 33 (#3)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1023 (#9)
Bullet [label?] CD 640001 (#9)
1956/Oct.
(Bb est.)
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-6681  Pertinent Label shot Welcome To The Club — Jean Chapel G2WW-7278  
    Pertinent Label shot I Won't Be Rockin' Tonight — Jean Chapel G2WW-7279 Bullet El Toro CD 1013 (#19)
1957/Apr. 27
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-6892  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Oo-Ba La Baby — Jean Chapel H2WW-0671 Bullet Bop CD 005 (#25)
Bullet Rounder LP 1031 (#4)
Bullet Supersonic LP 1169 (#13)
Bullet Wendi LP 00010 (#3)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample I Had A Dream — Jean Chapel H2WW-0672  
1963/June
(Bb est.)
Smash (Ill.) S-1829  No rating Label shot Don't Let Go — Jean Chapel YW27001 Bullet Blend LP 82017 (#13)
Bullet Marginal CD 100 (#9)
    No rating Your Tender Love — Jean Chapel YW-27002  
1969/Oct.
(Bb est.)
Kapp (N.Y.) K-2034  Non-pertinent Label shot Bluebird Ridge — Jean Chapel K-11955  
    Non-pertinent Label shot I Started Loving You Again — Jean Chapel K-11954  
Unissued Tracks
 
 
Sun (Tenn.)  uniss.  No rating Welcome To The Club [alt. vers.] — Jean Chapel   Bullet Sun (England) LP 1023 (#11)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1979Supersonic (United States?) FV 1169LPHot Boppin' Girls
1980Wendi (Australia) LP 00010LPIt's Called Rock And Roll
1981Rounder (United States) 1031LPWild, Wild Young Women
1985Sun (England) (England) SUN 1023LPRock And Roll Pills
1986Sun (U.S.) (United States) SUN- 1032LPRockin' Records
1988Sun (England) (England) 3CDRock 'N' Roll Originals, Vol. 1
1991Sun (England) (England) 33CDThose Rockin' Gals
1995Marginal 100CDRockin'-Boppin' Ladies, Vol. 2
1996Charly (England) CPCD 8161CDEssential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 3
Charly (England) CPCD 8182CDHillbilly Fillies & Rockin' Chicks-Sun
1997[label?] 640001CDSun Studio Story: 50s To The 90s
1999Dressed To Kill/BMG (England) DTKBOX 66CDThe Sun Gods
2000Lotus (Italy) [1]CDThe Best Of Sun, Vol. 1
Lotus (Italy) 41008CDThe Best Of Sun Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 2
Pulse (England) PBX CD 336CDThe Legendary Sun Records Story
2001Castle Pulse (England) PBXCD 344CDThe Legendary Sun Records Story, Vol. 2
2004Ace (England) CDCHD 1016CDGood Girls Gone Bad (Wild, Weird, And Wanted)
2007El Toro (Spain) ETCD 1013CDWelcome To The Club: Early Female Rockabilly
Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
2009Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 026CDRoutes Of Rockabilly
2010Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 054CDGirls Gone Rockin'
year?Blend (Belgium) BLR 82017LPRock & Roll Collection, Vol. 17
Bop BOP- 005CDSaturday Night On Bop Street, Vol. 5
Charly (England) PBX CD 336CDThe Legendary Sun Records Story


Acknowledgments:  CMF Library, Marc Coulavin, Udo Frank, John Pear, Rock & Roll Musik Magazin, Joe Wajgel, eBay


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