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Chevalier, Jay

Born 1936 in Forest Hill, La. A close associate of Gov. Earl K. Long.

References:

  • Feature article, discography, and sessionography in issue 107 (2006) of American Music Magazine.

Original Releases

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1957-58
(art. est.)
Cajun (Va.) C-45-101  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Rockin Roll Angel — Jay Chevalier B Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55087 (#28)
Bullet Club LP 010 (#6)
Bullet Coast To Coast CD 001 (#15)
Bullet Emusic/JSP MP 11565486 (#11)
Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#3)
Bullet JSP CD 6201 (#11)
Bullet Lucky CD 809 (#27)
Bullet Mustang CD 9 (#9)
Bullet Presto CD 4 (#41)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1145 (#62)
Bullet White Label LP 8889 (#1)
    No rating Down Heart Break Trail (Over Teardrop Mt.) — Jay Chevalier A  
1959/Aug.
Bb ad or art.
Recco (La.)  1002 
(pressed by Rite)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Ballad Of Marc Elishe — Jay Chevalier CP-2184 8592 Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#5)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Ballad Of Earl K. Long — Jay Chevalier CP-2185 8591 Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#4)
1960/Sept.
(Bb est.)
Goldband (La.) G-1105  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Castro Rock — Jay Chevalier And The Moon Men A Bullet Ace CD 442 (#24)
Bullet Bop CD 010 (#10)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 105 (#40)
Bullet Goldband LP 114 (#1)
Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#1)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Mona — Jay Chevalier And The Moon Men B Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#2)
1961/Aug. 7
Bb pop rev.
Montel (La.) MX902  No rating Label shot I Ula Francana (My Louisiana Maid) — Jay Chevalier And The Long Shots 64-266  
    No rating Label shot True So True — Jay Chevalier And The Long Shots 64-267  
1961/Sept.
BMI clear.
Pel (La.)  201  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Billy Cannon — Jay Chevalier A Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2053 (#1)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55087 (#2)
Bullet Collector LP 1005 (#2)
Bullet Flame LP 016 (#12)
Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#6)
    Borderline Label shot High School Days Almost Over — Jay Chevalier B  
1961/Sept.
BMI clear.
Speedy (La.) 45-1005  Borderline Label shot Song sample Big Cloud (Part II) – (instr.) — Jay Chevalier And His Long Shots B Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#8)
Bullet White Label LP 8889 (#3)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Big Cloud (Part I) — Jay Chevalier And His Long Shots A Bullet Ace CD 1345 (#20)
Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#9)
Bullet White Label LP 8889 (#2)
1961/Oct.
(Bb est.)
Montel (La.) MX-906  No rating Label shot Mr. Football (Billy Cannon) — Jay Chevalier And The Longshots 640378 Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#23)
    No rating Label shot Cuttin' Cane — Jay Chevalier And The Longshots 64-379  
1962/Mar. 24
Bb c&w rev.
Crest (Calif.) 45-1097  No rating Label shot Check Out Time — Jay Chevalier With The Features CM-1124 Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#16)
Bullet Rockstar CD 017 (#21)
    No rating Label shot It Doesn't Matter — Jay Chevalier CM-1125 Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#10)
1962/Dec. 29
Bb c&w rev.
Cotton Town Jubilee (Ark.)  102  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Khrushchev And The Devil — Jay Chevalier A Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#11)
Bullet Rundell CD 04 (#7)
Bullet Rundell LP 015 (#7)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Too Many Bubbles — Jay Chevalier B Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55073 (#25)
Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#12)
Bullet Rundell CD 04 (#17)
Bullet Rundell LP 015 (#17)
1963/Oct. 26
Bb c&w rev.
Cotton Town Jubilee (Ark.)  110  No rating Label shot Louisiana Living — Jay Chevalier And The Louisiana Long Shots B Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#17)
Bullet Rundell CD 04 (#22)
Bullet Rundell LP 015 (#22)
    No rating Label shot Simpley & Softly — Jay Chevalier And The Louisiana Long Shots A  
 
 
Minaret (Tenn.) M-120  No rating Label shot Big Wheels — Jay Chevalier & The Louisiana Longshots 6380 Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#18)
    No rating Label shot Birmingham Jail — Jay Chevalier & The Louisiana Longshots 6381  
 
 
Longshot (loc?)  1413  No rating I'm Leaving It All Up To You — Jay Chevalier UR 1413B Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#19)
    No rating South To Louisiana — Jay Chevalier UR 1413A Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#20)
Original LPs
 
 
Cotton Town Jubilee (Ark.) LP103  Cover shot
Jay Chevalier And The Louisiana Long Shots At The Golden Nugget [mono]
No rating Come Back To Louisiana — Jay Chevalier   Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#13)
Bullet Rundell CD 04 (#2)
Bullet Rundell LP 015 (#2)
    No rating Satan's Ground — Jay Chevalier   Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#14)
Bullet Rundell CD 04 (#14)
Bullet Rundell LP 015 (#14)
    No rating Jolie Blond — Jay Chevalier   Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#24)
    No rating A Wish Or Two — Jay Chevalier    
    No rating American History — Jay Chevalier   Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#25)
    No rating Bill Bailey Ain't Going Home — Jay Chevalier   Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#15)
Bullet Rundell CD 04 (#11)
Bullet Rundell LP 015 (#11)
    No rating Louisiana Living — Jay Chevalier    
    No rating Simply & Softly — Jay Chevalier    
    No rating Heart Of Her Man — Jay Chevalier    
    No rating Broom Stick Cowboy — Jay Chevalier    
    No rating Too Many Bubbles — Jay Chevalier    
    No rating Johnny's Holding The Reason I Cry — Jay Chevalier   Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#26)
Unissued Tracks
1966
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating If I Can't Be Near The One I Love — Jay Chevalier   Bullet Flyright LP 556 (#14)
Need Information
 
 
[need info]     No rating Cuttin' Cane — Jay Chevalier   Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#22)
    No rating High School Hop — Jay Chevalier   Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#7)
    No rating Keeping Late Hours — Jay Chevalier   Bullet Hydra CD 27123 (#21)
    No rating Song sample Rockin' Roll Angel [alt. vers.] — Jay Chevalier   Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2053 (#2)

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1970Collector (Netherlands) CL 1005LPTen Long Fingers
1980Flyright (England) 556LPGet With It!: Memphis-Style Rockabilly & Country
1984Goldband (England) GCL- 114LPJolie Blonde Rocks And Rolls!
1985Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2053LPThe Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 41
White Label (Netherlands) WLP 8889LPRockin' In Louisiana
1992Rundell (Germany) RUN 015LPCotton Town Jubilee
1993Ace (England) CDCHD 442CDBoppin' Tonight: The Best Of Goldband Rockabilly
Club (Spain) 010LPGrab This And Dance, Vol. 10
1994Flame (England) 016LPDesperate Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 16
1995Rundell (Germany) RUN 04CDCotton Town Jubilee
1996Lucky (England) CDLR 809CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 9
1998Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55073CDRhythm & Booze
1999Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55087CDWailin' Wildcat
Rockstar (England) RSRCD 017CDThe Crest Records Story: Talk About A Party!
2004Hydra (Germany) BCK 27123CDRocking Country Sides / Jay Chevalier
2008Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 1145CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 2
2009Emusic/JSP (United States) 11565486MPVirginia Rocks!: The History of Rockabilly In The Commonwealth, CD A
JSP (England) 6201CDVirginia Rocks: The History Of Rockabilly In The Commonwealth
2012Ace (England) CDCHD 1345CDBoppin' By The Bayou
Fantastic Voyage (England) FVDD 105CDLater Alligator: Louisiana Rock 'N' Roll
year?Bop BOP- 010CDSaturday Night On Bop Street, Vol. 10
Coast To Coast CCCD- 001CDCoast To Coast Rockabilly: 30 Original American Recordings
Mustang MUST 9CDReal Gone Daddy
Presto Vol. 4CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 4


Acknowledgments:  Amazon.com, CMF Library, Stephane Chatain, Udo Frank, Kent Heineman, Bernd Hermoneit, Steve Kelemen, Klaus Kettner, Adam Komorowski, Gerd Miller, Dieter Moll, Dean Craige Morris


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