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Craddock, Bill

Cousin of Gene Vincent. Born 1939 in Greensboro, N.C.

References:

  • Article in issue 101 (1991) of Now Dig This.
Artist image
Source: Bruce Grossberg

Original Releases

Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1957/Sept. 16
Bb c&w rev.
Sky Castle (N.C.) ZTSP26671/2
(pressed by Columbia)
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Smacky-Mouth — Billy Graddock ZTSP 26671 Bullet White Label LP 8957 (#14)
Bullet White Label LP 8971 (#16)
    Non-pertinent Label shot How Does It Feel — Billy Graddock ZTSP 26672  
1957/Nov. 25
Bb pop rev.
Colonial (N.C.) CR-721 
(pressed by Columbia)
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Birddoggin' — Bill Craddock With The Blue Notes ZTSP 26908 Bullet Charly LP 721 (#14)
Bullet Chief CD 1156510 (#14)
Bullet Colonial LP 711 (#14)
Bullet Eagle LP 318 (#11)
Bullet Knockville LP 4403 (#13)
Bullet Pan American CD 56011 (#7)
Bullet Teenager CD 5925 (#17)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Millionaire — Bill Craddock With The Blue Notes ZTSP 26909 Bullet Charly LP 721 (#7)
1958/July 28
Bb pop rev.
Date (N.Y.)  1007 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Ah, Poor Little Baby — Bill Craddock ZTSP 44026 Bullet Ace CD 786 (#12)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15610 (#3)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16725 (#3)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5711 (#20)
Bullet CBS LP 83911 (#10)
Bullet Charly LP 721 (#2)
Bullet Chief CD 1156508 (#1)
Bullet Columbia (Australia) LP 1666 (#2)
Bullet Columbia/Epic/Legacy CD 62173 (#12)
Bullet Emusic/Rockabilly MP 12691501 (#21)
Bullet Out Of Time LP 3175 (#6)
Bullet Seledt LP 1707 (#2)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1170 (#18)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Lulu Lee — Bill Craddock ZTSP 44025 Bullet Bear Family CD 15610 (#2)
Bullet Emusic/Rockabilly MP 12691501 (#3)
Bullet Jan/Star Club LP 8027 (#2)
Bullet Out Of Time LP 3175 (#7)
1959/Jan. 12
Bb pop rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-41316 
Auction history
Pertinent Am I To Be The One (For The Last Time) — Billy Craddock JZSP 45237 Bullet Bear Family CD 15610 (#5)
Bullet Emusic/Rockabilly MP 12691501 (#20)
Bullet Harmony LP 32186 (#5)
Bullet Seledt LP 1707 (#10)
    Borderline Label shot I Miss You So Much — Billy Craddock JZSP 45235 Bullet Bear Family CD 15610 (#4)
Bullet Emusic/Rockabilly MP 12691501 (#5)
Bullet Harmony LP 32186 (#6)
Bullet Seledt LP 1707 (#11)
1959/Apr. 6
Bb pop rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-41367 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Sweetie Pie — Billy "Crash" Craddock JZSP 45801 Bullet Bear Family CD 15610 (#1)
Bullet Charly LP 721 (#5)
Bullet Columbia (Australia) LP 1666 (#5)
Bullet Emusic/Rockabilly MP 12691501 (#19)
Bullet Harmony LP 32186 (#8)
Bullet Seledt LP 1707 (#5)
    Pertinent Label shot Blabbermouth — Billy "Crash" Craddock JZSP 45236 Bullet Bear Family CD 15610 (#17)
Bullet Emusic/Rockabilly MP 12691501 (#6)
1959/Sept. 21
Bb pop rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-41470  Cover shot
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Boom Boom Baby — Crash Craddock ZSP 48183 Bullet Bear Family CD 15610 (#7)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16723 (#24)
Bullet Charly LP 721 (#1)
Bullet Columbia (Australia) LP 1666 (#1)
Bullet Emusic/Rockabilly MP 12691501 (#2)
Bullet Harmony LP 32186 (#4)
Bullet Seledt LP 1707 (#1)
    Pertinent Label shot Don't Destroy Me — Crash Craddock ZSP 48184 Bullet Bear Family CD 15610 (#16)
Bullet Charly LP 721 (#10)
Bullet Columbia (Australia) LP 1666 (#9)
Bullet Emusic/Rockabilly MP 12691501 (#17)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 098 (#72)
Bullet Harmony LP 32186 (#3)
Bullet Seledt LP 1707 (#9)
1959/Nov. 30
Bb pop rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-41536 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot I Want That — Crash Craddock ZSP 48922 Bullet Bear Family CD 15610 (#9)
Bullet Charly LP 721 (#3)
Bullet Columbia (Australia) LP 1666 (#3)
Bullet Emusic/Rockabilly MP 12691501 (#1)
Bullet Harmony LP 32186 (#7)
Bullet Seledt LP 1707 (#3)
Bullet Thunder LP 002 (#16)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Since She Turned Seventeen — Crash Craddock ZSP 48923 Bullet Bear Family CD 15610 (#19)
Bullet Emusic/Rockabilly MP 12691501 (#7)
1960/Mar. 21
Bb pop rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-41619  Cover shot
Auction history
Borderline Label shot All I Want Is You — Crash Craddock JZSP 49782 Bullet Bear Family CD 15610 (#20)
Bullet Charly LP 721 (#12)
Bullet Colonial LP 711 (#12)
Bullet Columbia (Australia) LP 1666 (#11)
Bullet Emusic/Rockabilly MP 12691501 (#12)
Bullet Harmony LP 32186 (#9)
    Borderline Label shot Letter Of Love — Crash Craddock JZSP 49783 Bullet Bear Family CD 15610 (#15)
Bullet Charly LP 721 (#4)
Bullet Columbia (Australia) LP 1666 (#4)
Bullet Emusic/Rockabilly MP 12691501 (#4)
Bullet Harmony LP 32186 (#10)
Bullet Seledt LP 1707 (#4)
1960/May 9
Bb pop rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-41677 
Auction history
Borderline Label shot One Last Kiss — Crash Craddock ZSP 50392 Bullet Bear Family CD 15610 (#11)
Bullet Charly LP 721 (#9)
Bullet Columbia (Australia) LP 1666 (#8)
Bullet Emusic/Rockabilly MP 12691501 (#15)
Bullet Harmony LP 32186 (#1)
Bullet Seledt LP 1707 (#8)
    Non-pertinent Is It True Or False — Crash Craddock ZSP 50393 Bullet Bear Family CD 15610 (#21)
Bullet Charly LP 721 (#11)
Bullet Colonial LP 711 (#11)
Bullet Columbia (Australia) LP 1666 (#10)
Bullet Emusic/Rockabilly MP 12691501 (#14)
1960/Nov. 7
Bb pop rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-41822 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Good Time Billy (Is A Happiness Fool) — Billy "Crash" Craddock JZSP 51794 Bullet Bear Family CD 15610 (#14)
Bullet Charly LP 721 (#6)
Bullet Columbia (Australia) LP 1666 (#6)
Bullet Emusic/Rockabilly MP 12691501 (#8)
Bullet Juke Box Saturday Night LP 1002 (#8)
Bullet Seledt LP 1707 (#6)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Heavenly Love — Billy "Crash" Craddock JZSP 51793 Bullet Bear Family CD 15610 (#13)
Bullet Charly LP 721 (#8)
Bullet Classics CD 739 (#31)
Bullet Colonial LP 711 (#8)
Bullet Columbia (Australia) LP 1666 (#7)
Bullet Emusic/Rockabilly MP 12691501 (#16)
Bullet Harmony LP 32186 (#2)
Bullet Seledt LP 1707 (#7)
1961/May 1
Bb pop rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  71811 
Auction history
Borderline Label shot Truly True — Billy "Crash" Craddock YW20349  
    Borderline Label shot How Lonely He Must Be — Billy "Crash" Craddock YW20350 Bullet Beaver LP 3304 (#11)
1962/Feb. 3
Bb pop rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  71862 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Ole King Cole — Billy "Crash" Craddock YW20348 Bullet Beaver LP 3314 (#6)
Bullet Dig CD 9620 (#9)
    No rating Label shot A Diamond Is Forever — Billy "Crash" Craddock YW20351  
1964/July
(Bb est.)
King (Ohio) 45-5912 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Betty, Betty — Crash Craddock 45-K11926 Bullet King LP 912 (#7)
Bullet Power Pak LP 281 (#5)
Bullet Red Raven LP 1 (#10)
    No rating Right Around The Corner — Crash Craddock 45-K11920 Bullet King LP 912 (#3)
Bullet Power Pak LP 281 (#9)
1964/Aug. 22
Bb pop rev.
King (Ohio) 45-5924 
Auction history
No rating Label shot My Baby's Got Flat Feet — Crash Craddock 45-K11924 Bullet King LP 912 (#6)
Bullet Power Pak LP 281 (#10)
    No rating Label shot One Heartache Too Many — Crash Craddock 45-K11929 Bullet King LP 912 (#12)
Bullet Power Pak LP 281 (#7)
1965/Jan.
(Bb est.)
King (Ohio) 45-5964 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Teardrops On Your Letter — Crash Craddock 45-K11919 Bullet King LP 912 (#11)
Bullet Power Pak LP 281 (#8)
    No rating Label shot Love You More Everyday — Crash Craddock 45-K11922 Bullet Power Pak LP 281 (#11)
Original LPs
1964
(BSN est.)
King (Ohio)  912  Cover shot
I'm Tore Up [mono]
Auction history
No rating I'm Tore Up — Bill Craddock    
    No rating It Hurts To Be In Love — Bill Craddock    
    No rating Right Around The Corner — Bill Craddock    
    No rating Talk To Me Talk To Me — Bill Craddock    
    No rating What About Love — Bill Craddock    
    No rating My Baby's Got Flat Feet — Bill Craddock    
    No rating Betty Betty — Bill Craddock    
    No rating Just A Little — Bill Craddock    
    No rating When (Will I Find A Romance) — Bill Craddock    
    No rating I Love You More Every Day — Bill Craddock    
    No rating Teardrops On Your Letter — Bill Craddock    
    No rating One Heartache Too Many — Bill Craddock    
Need Information
 
 
[need info]     No rating Ah, Poor Little Baby — Bill Craddock   Bullet Colonial LP 711 (#2)
    No rating Ah, Poor Little Baby [alt. vers.] — Bill Craddock    
    No rating Am I To Be The One (For The Last Time) [alt. vers.] — Bill Craddock    
    No rating Blabbermouth [alt. vers.] — Bill Craddock    
    No rating Boom Boom Baby — Bill Craddock   Bullet Colonial LP 711 (#1)
    No rating Don't Destroy Me — Bill Craddock   Bullet Colonial LP 711 (#10)
    No rating Good Time Billy (Is A Happiness Fool) — Bill Craddock   Bullet Colonial LP 711 (#6)
    No rating I Love You More Every Day — Bill Craddock   Bullet King LP 912 (#10)
    No rating I Want That — Bill Craddock   Bullet Colonial LP 711 (#3)
    No rating I Want That [alt. vers.] — Bill Craddock    
    No rating I'm Tore Up — Bill Craddock   Bullet King LP 912 (#1)
Bullet Power Pak LP 281 (#1)
    No rating Is It True Or False [alt. vers.] — Bill Craddock    
    No rating It Hurts To Be In Love — Bill Craddock   Bullet King LP 912 (#2)
Bullet Power Pak LP 281 (#12)
    No rating Just A Little — Bill Craddock   Bullet King LP 912 (#8)
    No rating Letter Of Love — Bill Craddock   Bullet Colonial LP 711 (#4)
    Pertinent Little Ole You — Bill Craddock   Bullet Bear Family CD 15610 (#10)
Bullet Emusic/Rockabilly MP 12691501 (#10)
    No rating Love Me Just A Little — Bill Craddock   Bullet Power Pak LP 281 (#3)
    No rating Lulu Lee [alt. vers.] — Bill Craddock    
    No rating Mama, You Told Me — Bill Craddock   Bullet Power Pak LP 281 (#6)
    No rating Millionaire — Bill Craddock   Bullet Colonial LP 711 (#7)
    No rating One Last Kiss — Bill Craddock   Bullet Colonial LP 711 (#9)
    No rating One Last Kiss [alt. vers.] — Bill Craddock    
    Borderline Report Card Of Love — Bill Craddock   Bullet Bear Family CD 15610 (#12)
Bullet Emusic/Rockabilly MP 12691501 (#9)
    Borderline School Day Dreams [vers. 1] — Bill Craddock   Bullet Bear Family CD 15610 (#18)
Bullet Emusic/Rockabilly MP 12691501 (#13)
    No rating School Day Dreams [vers. 2] — Bill Craddock    
    No rating Since She Turned Seventeen [alt. vers.] — Bill Craddock    
    No rating Sweetie Pie — Bill Craddock   Bullet Colonial LP 711 (#5)
    No rating Sweetie Pie [alt. vers.] — Bill Craddock    
    No rating Talk To Me — Bill Craddock   Bullet King LP 912 (#4)
Bullet Power Pak LP 281 (#4)
    No rating What About Love — Bill Craddock   Bullet King LP 912 (#5)
    Pertinent ( What Makes You) Treat Me Like You Do — Bill Craddock   Bullet Bear Family CD 15610 (#8)
Bullet Emusic/Rockabilly MP 12691501 (#11)
    No rating When Will I Find Romance — Bill Craddock   Bullet King LP 912 (#9)
Bullet Power Pak LP 281 (#2)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1973Harmony (United States) KH 32186LPBilly "Crash" Craddock
1974Columbia (Australia) (Australia) KLLS 1666LPCrash's Greatest Hits / Billy "Crash" Craddock
1975Power Pak PO 281LPI'm Tore Up / Billy "Crash" Craddock
1978Red Raven (Germany) 1LPThose Oldies But Rockies
1979CBS (England) 83911LPCBS Rockabilly, Vol. 3
Out Of Time (Belgium?) 3175LPRock Everybody
1983Eagle (Germany) 318LPAt The Rockhouse, Vol. 8
1986Charly (England) 721LPCrash's Greatest Hits / Billy "Crash" Craddock
Colonial CR. 711LPCrash's Greatest Hits / Billy "Crash" Craddock
1987Jan/Star Club (Sweden) 33- 8027LPAll American Rock, Vol. 4: Rockin' Record Hop
1989Seledt COR 1707LPCrash's Greatest Hits / Billy "Crash" Craddock
1990White Label (Netherlands) WLP 8957LPRare Rockers From Small 1950's Labels, Vol. 5
1991Juke Box Saturday Night (Italy) JBSN 1002LPRock 'N' Roll Fever, Vol. 2
1992Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15610CDBoom Boom Baby / Billy "Crash" Craddock
White Label (Netherlands) 8971LPRocking Jalopy
1993Big Tone (England) BT 5711CDCBS Rockabilly Classics, Vol. 2
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156508CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 8
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156510CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 10
1995Beaver (Belgium) BLP 3304LPThat's Rock & Roll, Vol. 4
Beaver (Belgium) BLP 3314LPThat's Rock & Roll, Vol. 14
1997Teenager (Sweden) TEEN 5925CDMore Crewcuts, Ponytails & Bobbysocks
2000Columbia/Epic/Legacy (United States) CK 62173CDWhistle Bait!: 25 Rockabilly Rave-Ups
2001Ace (England) CDCHD 786CDColumbia Rockabilly, Vol. 2
2005Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16725CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 25 (Columbia)
2006Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16723CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 23 (Columbia)
2011Emusic/Rockabilly (United States) 12691501MPRock N' Roll Classics / Billy "Crash" Craddock
Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 098CDSassy Sugar: The Pure Essence Of Nashville Rock & Roll
2012Classics (Sweden) 739CDColumbia Crossovers: Late Fifties And Early Sixties Teen-Country
year?Dig DIG 9620CDThe Big Beat, Vol. 4
King (United States) 912LPI'm Tore Up / Crash Craddock
Knockville (Netherlands) 4403LPRock And Roll For Collectors, Vol. 3
Pan American (Switzerland) 56011CDSugar Doll
Smith & Co. SCCD 1170CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 3
Thunder (France) LP 002LPIt Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got The Beat!, Vol. 2


Acknowledgments:  Bear Family catalog, Both Sides Now, CD Universe, CMF Library, Bill Davis, Emusic, Udo Frank, Toni Grundner, Frank Kramer, Gerd Miller, Michel Proost, R&B Indies, Perica Sucevic, Joe Wajgel, Wolfgang Weissbrodt, Bjorn Witlox


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