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Clay, Joe

Real name Claiborne Joseph Cheramie. Born in Harvey, La.

References:

  • Article in issue 44 (1986) of Now Dig This.
  • Feature article and sessionography in issue 30 (1986) of Rock & Roll Performers Magazine.
  • Article in issue 246 (2003) of Now Dig This.

Original Releases

Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1956/May 19
Bb pop rev.
Vik (N.Y.) 4X-0211 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Duck Tail — Joe Clay G2PW 4031 Bullet Ace CD 715 (#20)
Bullet BMG Int. CD 75406 (#1)
Bullet Bear Family LP 15224 (#1)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15516 (#1)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15622 (#16)
Bullet Bear Family LP 18002 (#1)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6006 (#16)
Bullet Country Music Foundation CD 014-D (#1)
Bullet Country Music Foundation LP 014-L (#1)
Bullet Disky CD 250542 (#33)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 017 (#10)
Bullet Lucky CD 813 (#24)
Bullet Presto CD 1 (#12)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#43)
Bullet RCA (England) LP 42809 (#1)
Bullet Rhino CD 73346 (#52)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1125 (#3)
Bullet [no label name] 10 1/2 (#3)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Sixteen Chicks — Joe Clay G2PW 4032 Bullet Ace CD 715 (#1)
Bullet BMG Int. CD 75406 (#13)
Bullet Bear Family LP 15224 (#7)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15516 (#7)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15622 (#1)
Bullet Bear Family LP 18002 (#7)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6006 (#4)
Bullet Country Music Foundation CD 014-D (#2)
Bullet Country Music Foundation LP 014-L (#2)
Bullet Disky CD 250542 (#12)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 017 (#35)
Bullet Fed CD 10 (#27)
Bullet Lucky CD 814 (#21)
Bullet Mustang CD 2 (#1)
Bullet Presto CD 2 (#27)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#53)
Bullet RCA (England) LP 42809 (#10)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1125 (#34)
1956/July 21
Bb pop rev.
Vik (N.Y.) 4X-0218 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Get On The Right Track — Joe Clay G4PW-4541 Bullet Bear Family LP 15224 (#2)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15516 (#2)
Bullet Bear Family LP 18002 (#3)
Bullet Country Music Foundation CD 014-D (#6)
Bullet Country Music Foundation LP 014-L (#6)
Bullet RCA (England) LP 42809 (#14)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Cracker Jack — Joe Clay G4PW-4543 Bullet BMG Int. CD 75406 (#26)
Bullet Bear Family LP 15224 (#5)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15516 (#5)
Bullet Bear Family LP 18002 (#5)
Bullet Country Music Foundation CD 014-D (#8)
Bullet Country Music Foundation LP 014-L (#8)
Bullet RCA (England) LP 42809 (#13)
1962/Aug. 4
Bb pop rev.
Samter (La.)  213 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Can't Get You Out Of My Mind — Russ Wayne 170-570  
    No rating Label shot Don't Know What To Do — Russ Wayne 170-571  
1963/Mar. 16
Bb pop rev.
Samter (La.)  214 
Auction history
Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Love You — Russ Wayne 133-720  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample My Heart Loves Only You — Russ Wayne 133-719  
1963/Apr. or later
(Bb est.)
Samter (La.)  215 
Auction history
No rating I Get So Blue — Russ Wayne    
    No rating My Little Darlin' — Russ Wayne    
Unissued Tracks
1956
 
Vik (N.Y.)  uniss.  Pertinent Did You Mean Jelly Bean (What You Said Cabbage Head) — Joe Clay   Bullet Bear Family LP 15224 (#4)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15516 (#4)
Bullet Bear Family LP 18002 (#10)
Bullet Country Music Foundation CD 014-D (#9)
Bullet Country Music Foundation LP 014-L (#9)
    Pertinent Song sample Doggone It — Joe Clay   Bullet Bear Family LP 15113 (#10)
Bullet Bear Family LP 15224 (#9)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15516 (#9)
Bullet Bear Family LP 18002 (#4)
Bullet Country Music Foundation CD 014-D (#3)
Bullet Country Music Foundation LP 014-L (#3)
    Pertinent Get On The Right Track [alt. vers.] — Joe Clay   Bullet Bear Family LP 15224 (#10)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15516 (#10)
Bullet Bear Family LP 18002 (#9)
    Pertinent Song sample Goodbye Goodbye — Joe Clay   Bullet Bear Family LP 15113 (#11)
Bullet Bear Family LP 15224 (#6)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15516 (#6)
Bullet Bear Family LP 18002 (#2)
Bullet Club PR LP 003 (#15)
Bullet Country Music Foundation CD 014-D (#4)
Bullet Country Music Foundation LP 014-L (#4)
Bullet Lucky CD 809 (#5)
Bullet Mustang CD 3 (#26)
Bullet Presto CD 1 (#30)
    Pertinent Song sample Slippin' Out And Sneakin' In — Joe Clay   Bullet Bear Family LP 15113 (#12)
Bullet Bear Family LP 15224 (#8)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15516 (#8)
Bullet Bear Family LP 18002 (#8)
Bullet Club PR LP 001 (#15)
Bullet Country Music Foundation CD 014-D (#5)
Bullet Country Music Foundation LP 014-L (#5)
Bullet Lucky CD 810 (#8)
Bullet Mustang CD 10 (#21)
Bullet Presto CD 2 (#17)
Bullet Sleazy CD 01 (#8)
    Pertinent Song sample You Look That Good To Me [vers. 1] — Joe Clay   Bullet Bear Family LP 15113 (#9)
Bullet Bear Family LP 15224 (#3)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15516 (#3)
Bullet Bear Family LP 18002 (#6)
Bullet Country Music Foundation CD 014-D (#7)
Bullet Country Music Foundation LP 014-L (#7)
    Pertinent You Look That Good To Me [vers. 2] — Joe Clay   Bullet Bear Family LP 15224 (#11)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15516 (#11)
Bullet Bear Family LP 18002 (#11)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1971[no label name] (United States) RR- 1/210[no title]
1979RCA (England) (England) PL 42809LPVictor Rock 'N' Rollers
1983Bear Family (Germany) BFX 15113LPRockin' Rollin' High School, Vol. 5
1986Bear Family (Germany) BFX 15224LPDucktail / Joe Clay
1988Country Music Foundation (United States) CMF- 014-LLPGet Hot Or Go Home: Vintage RCA Rockabillly 56-59
1990Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15516CDDucktail / Joe Clay
1991Country Music Foundation (United States) CMF- 014-DCDGet Hot Or Go Home: Vintage RCA Rockabillly 56-59
1993Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15622CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 1
1994Club PR (England) PRLP- 001LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 1
Club PR (England) PRLP- 003LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 3
1996Lucky (England) CDLR 809CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 9
Lucky (England) CDLR 810CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 10
2000Ace (England) CDCHD 715CDRockin' From Coast To Coast, Vol. 2
BMG Int. 75406CDDon't Mess With My Ducktail: 26 RCA Tracks
Disky (Netherlands) DO 250542CDAs Good As It Gets: Rockabilly
2001Mustang MUST 2CDGoin' Down That Road
Mustang MUST 3CDLet's Go Boppin' Tonight
2003Bear Family (Germany) BAF 18002LPDucktail / Joe Clay
Presto Vol. 2CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 2
2006Rhino (United States) 73346CDRockin' Bones: '50s Punk & Rockabilly
2007Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
Sleazy RAB 01CDRockabilly Race: 25 Pure Rockabilly Tracks, Vol. 1
Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 1125CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!
2009Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 017CDGood Rockin' Tonight: Red Hot Rockabilly
year?Big Tone BTCD 6006CDRCA Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Fed (Norway) 10CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 10
Lucky (England) CDLR 813CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 13
Lucky (England) CDLR 814CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 14
Mustang MUST 10CDGotta Rock A Little More
Presto Vol. 1CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 1


Acknowledgments:  William C. Bell, Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Tom Krajina, No Hit Records, Michel Proost, Joe Wajgel


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