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Davis Sisters

Skeeter (real name Mary Frances Penick, born 1931 in Dry Ridge, Ky.) and Bee Jay Davis (born 1932 in Corbin, Ky.). Bee Jay died in 1953 shortly after RCA 5345 (their first release) and was replaced by her older sister Georgie. Skeeter died in 2004.


Original Releases

Discography is not intended to be complete

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1953/Mar.
(Bb est.)
4 Star (Calif.) 45-1630  No rating Label shot Jealous Love — The Davis Sisters With Roy Hall And His Cohutta Mountain Boys 6229  
    No rating Label shot Firecracker Stomp — Jimmie Lane 2093  
1953/June 27
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-5345  Borderline Label shot Song sample Rock-A-Bye Boogie — Davis Sisters E3-VW-0670 Bullet BMG Int. CD 75406 (#11)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16864 (#11)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6006 (#26)
Bullet Collector CD 4491 (#20)
Bullet Detour LP 008 (#12)
Bullet Fed CD 01 (#24)
Bullet Fed EP 07 (#1)
Bullet Hop CD 999 (#17)
Bullet Presto CD 3 (#42)
Bullet Rounder LP 1031 (#12)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know — Davis Sisters E3-VW-0668 Bullet Orbit CD 5903 (#23)
1954/Feb. 6
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-5607  Borderline Label shot Song sample Gotta Git A-Goin' — Davis Sisters E3VW-2497  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Takin' Time Out For Tears — Davis Sisters E3VW-2282  
1954/Sept. 11
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-5843  Borderline Label shot Song sample Show Me — Davis Sisters E4VW-4965  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Just Like Me — Davis Sisters E4VW-4963  
1954/Nov.
(Bb est.)
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-5906  Borderline Label shot Song sample The Christmas Boogie — Davis Sisters E4VW-4966 Bullet Bear Family CD 16864 (#26)
Bullet Rev-Ola Bandstand CD 170 (#24)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Tomorrow I'll Cry — Davis Sisters E3VW-2281  
1955/Jan. 1
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-5966  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Everlovin' (A One Way Love) — Davis Sisters E4-VW-4968 Bullet El Toro CD 1013 (#11)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Tomorrow's Just Another Day — Davis Sisters E4-VW-4978  
1955/Apr. 23
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-6086  Borderline Label shot Song sample Fiddle Diddle Boogie — Davis Sisters E4VW-4967 Bullet Blazon CD 2004 (#13)
Bullet Rev-Ola Bandstand CD 170 (#3)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Come Back To Me — Davis Sisters E4VW-4977  

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1981Rounder (United States) 1031LPWild, Wild Young Women
1988Detour (England) 33- 008LPHillbilly Houn' Dawgs & Honky Tonk Angels
2000BMG Int. 75406CDDon't Mess With My Ducktail: 26 RCA Tracks
2006Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4491CDGirls Girls Rockin'
Rev-Ola Bandstand (England) CR REV 170CDCountry Goes Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 2: The New Breed
2007Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16864CDGonna Shake This Shack Tonight!
El Toro (Spain) ETCD 1013CDWelcome To The Club: Early Female Rockabilly
year?Big Tone (England) BTCD 6006CDRCA Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Blazon (United States) 2004CDSizzling Hillbilly, Vol. 4
Fed (Sweden) 01CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 1
Fed (Sweden) 07EPuntitled
Hop 999CDHillbilly Hop
Orbit (United States) 5903CDRock N Roll Dance Party, Vol. 3
Presto Vol. 3CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 3


Acknowledgments:  CMF Library, Marc Coulavin, Udo Frank, Tom Krajina, Mark Seganish, Joe Wajgel, Bjorn Witlox


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