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Chavis Brothers

Pembroke, N.C., group. Members included Danny, Earl, Frank, James, and Ernie Chavis.


Original Releases

Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1959/Sept.
(Bb est.)
Bigtop (N.Y.) 45-3027  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Love Me Baby — Chavis Bros. BG-1067 Bullet B-Sharp LP 6/18 (#9)
Bullet B-Sharp CD 6/32 (#9)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55074 (#19)
Bullet Club PR LP 006 (#19)
Bullet Eagle CD 90117 (#4)
Bullet Luxel CD 7101 (#22)
Bullet Sleazy CD 03 (#25)
Bullet Supersonicsound LP 1180 (#10)
Bullet White Label LP 8962 (#1)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Hey Good Looking — Chavis Bros. BG-1066 Bullet Eagle CD 90117 (#3)
Bullet White Label LP 8962 (#7)
1960/Aug.
BMI clear.
Clock (N.Y.) C-1025  Pertinent Label shot Song sample So Tired — Chavis Brothers CL 152 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55016 (#29)
Bullet Chief CD 1156501 (#4)
Bullet Club PR LP 005 (#2)
Bullet Eagle CD 90117 (#5)
Bullet Flame CD 001 (#22)
Bullet Flame LP 002 (#2)
Bullet Mustang CD 12 (#22)
Bullet Sleazy CD 03 (#3)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 2440 (#59)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample I Love You — Chavis Brothers CL 153 Bullet Eagle CD 90117 (#9)
1961/June 12
Bb pop rev.
Coral (N.Y.)  62270  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Baby, Don't Leave Me — The 5 Chavis Brothers 110,531+ Bullet Bear Family CD 15623 (#24)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5707 (#3)
Bullet Eagle CD 90117 (#2)
Bullet MCA LP 1758 (#2)
Bullet MCA (England) LP 3035 (#2)
Bullet Mustang CD 18 (#35)
Bullet White Label LP 8962 (#2)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Old Time Rock And Roll — The 5 Chavis Brothers 110,529 Bullet Charly LP 30252 (#2)
Bullet Eagle CD 90117 (#1)
Bullet Mr. DJ CD 101 (#9)
Bullet White Label LP 8962 (#3)
1961/Sept. or later
(Bb est.)
Headline (N.Y.)  1015  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Walk With Me Baby — The 5 Chavis Brothers   Bullet Eagle CD 90117 (#6)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample The Ivory Twist — The 5 Chavis Brothers   Bullet Eagle CD 90117 (#7)
1962/Oct.
(Bb est.)
Parkway (Pa.) P-851  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Slippin' An' Sliddin' — Chavis Brothers A  
    Pertinent Song sample Mountain Dew — Chavis Brothers B  
1965/Apr.
(Bb est.)
Ascot (N.Y.)  2177 
(pressed by Columbia)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Humpty Dumpty — Chavis Brothers ZTSP 96356 Bullet Chief CD 1156511 [2nd] (#12)
Bullet Eagle CD 90117 (#8)
Bullet White Label LP 8962 (#6)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Torture Me — Chavis Brothers ZTSP 96355 Bullet Eagle CD 90117 (#10)
Original LPs
 
 
How (loc?) BRS410  Cover shot
Dedicated To You: The Chavis Brothers Sing The Songs Most Requested [mono]
Pertinent Song sample Memphis — Chavis Brothers   Bullet Eagle CD 90117 (#11)
    Borderline Song sample Multiplication — Chavis Brothers   Bullet Eagle CD 90117 (#12)
    Borderline Song sample Pushing Your Luck — Chavis Brothers   Bullet Eagle CD 90117 (#13)
    Pertinent Song sample Walkin' — Chavis Brothers   Bullet Eagle CD 90117 (#14)
    Non-pertinent Song sample Make The World Go Away — Chavis Brothers   Bullet Eagle CD 90117 (#15)
    Non-pertinent Song sample Orange Blossom Special – (instr.) — Chavis Brothers   Bullet Eagle CD 90117 (#16)
    Pertinent Song sample Every Step Of The Way — Chavis Brothers   Bullet Eagle CD 90117 (#17)
    Non-pertinent Song sample Swanee — Chavis Brothers   Bullet Eagle CD 90117 (#18)
    Borderline Song sample Crazy Arms — Chavis Brothers   Bullet Collector CD 4464 (#22)
Bullet Eagle CD 90117 (#19)
    Non-pertinent Song sample Gathering Flowers — Chavis Brothers   Bullet Eagle CD 90117 (#20)
    Non-pertinent Song sample It's Now Or Never — Chavis Brothers   Bullet Eagle CD 90117 (#21)
    Pertinent Song sample You're Sixteen — Chavis Brothers   Bullet Eagle CD 90117 (#22)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1979MCA (England) (England) MCF 3035LPRare Rockabilly, Vol. 4
1981Supersonicsound (United States?) LP- 1180LPTeentown Hop: The Other Kings, Vol. 2
1986Charly (England) CR 30252LPOld Time Rock 'N' Roll
MCA 1758LPDecca Rare Rockabilly, Vol. 4
1987Flame (England) 002LPDesperate Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 2
1991White Label (Netherlands) 8962LPRock And Roll Hunting
1992Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15623CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 2
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156501CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 1
Flame (England) 001CDDesperate Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 1
1993Big Tone (England) BT 5707CDMCA Rockabillies, Vol. 3
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156511 [2nd]CDUltra Rare Rockin' & Boppin', Vol. 1
1994Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55016CDRompin' Stompin'
Eagle (Germany) EA-R 90117CDOld Time Rock 'N' Roll / Chavis Brothers
1995Club PR (England) PRLP- 005LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 5
Club PR (England) PRLP- 006LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 6
1998Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55074CDI Dreamed I Was Elvis
Mr. DJ 101CDCruisin' Classics, Vol. 1
2001Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4464CDCrazy Rockin'
2007Sleazy RAB 03CDRockabilly Race: 25 Pure Rockabilly Tracks, Vol. 3
2008B-Sharp (Germany) 6/18LPNasty Rockabilly, Vol. 13
year?B-Sharp 6/32CDNasty Rockabilly, CD 7
Luxel MAS 7101CDRockabilly Hoodlums, v. 1
Mustang MUST 12CDOh Oh Oh Rock
Mustang MUST 18CDRockin' Too Much
Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 2440CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 5


Acknowledgments:  Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Adam Komorowski, Tom Krajina, Michel Proost, Mark Seganish, Tapio Vaisanen, Joe Wajgel, eBay


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