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Dawson, Ronnie

Born 1939 in Waxahachie, Texas. Died in 2003.

References:

  • Official website
  • Article in issue 57 (1987) of Now Dig This.
  • Article in issue 51 (1987) of Now Dig This.
  • Feature article and discography in issue 55 (1995) of Rockin' Fifties.
  • Article in issue 166 (1997) of Now Dig This.
  • Interview and discography in issue 91 (2004) of Rockin' Fifties.

Original Releases

Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1958/Nov. 24
Bb pop rev.
Backbeat (Texas)  522 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Action Packed — Ronnie Dee FR 5048 Bullet Ace CD 715 (#14)
Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#18)
Bullet Eagle LP 304 (#11)
Bullet Esoldun LP 2011 (#2)
Bullet Lesley CD [BBPR&RP] (#1)
Bullet MSIF CD 2002 (#10)
Bullet No Hit LP 001 (#5)
Bullet No Hit CD 001 (#5)
Bullet Presto CD 7 (#42)
Bullet Rhino CD 70742 (#10)
Bullet Rhino CD 73346 (#76)
Bullet Wendi LP 000002 (#1)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample I Make The Love — Ronnie Dee FR 5049 Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#17)
Bullet Lesley CD [BBPR&RP] (#22)
Bullet No Hit LP 001 (#7)
Bullet No Hit CD 001 (#7)
1959/Sept. 7
Bb pop rev.
Rockin' (Texas) #1 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Rockin' Bones — Ronnie Dawson "The Blond Bomber" B Bullet Born Bad LP 001 (#9)
Bullet Born Bad CD 001 (#9)
Bullet Cato LP 005 (#9)
Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#19)
Bullet Eagle LP 309 (#3)
Bullet Esoldun LP 2011 (#1)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 142 (#42)
Bullet Fed CD 02 (#25)
Bullet Fed EP 15 (#1)
Bullet Monster A Go-Go LP 13 (#4)
Bullet No Hit LP 001 (#1)
Bullet No Hit CD 001 (#1)
Bullet Presto CD 3 (#53)
Bullet Rhino CD 73346 (#1)
Bullet STCTU CD 003 (#24)
Bullet Wendi LP 000013 (#13)
Bullet [label?] CD 553 868 (#6)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Congratulations To Me — Ronnie Dawson "The Blond Bomber" A Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#20)
Bullet No Hit LP 001 (#2)
Bullet No Hit CD 001 (#2)
1959/Dec. 21
Bb pop rev.
Swan (Pa.) S4047 
Auction history
Borderline Label shot Song sample Ain't That A Kick In The Head — Ronnie Dawson B Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#21)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Hazel — Ronnie Dawson A Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#22)
1960/May 23
Bb pop rev.
Swan (Pa.) S4054 
Auction history
Borderline Label shot Song sample Decided By The Angels — Ronnie Dawson With Frank Slay And Orchestra D  
    No rating Label shot Summer's Comin' — Ronnie Dawson With Frank Slay And Orchestra S  
1960
RCA mx code
Do-Boy (Texas)  003/4
(pressed by RCA)
Auction history
No rating Label shot Poor Little Johnny Smith — Johnny & The Jills Music By The Doughboys L8OW-9129 Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#23)
    No rating Label shot Pauline — Johnny & The Jills Music By The Doughboys L8OW-9128 Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#24)
1961/Sept. 18
Bb pop rev.
Maverick (Texas)  101 
Auction history
Borderline Label shot My Big Desire — Ronnie Dawson SJW 3861 Bullet Centhy CD 2003 (#17)
Bullet Lost Gold CD 2100 (#5)
Bullet Yeaah! CD 7 (#5)
    Borderline Label shot How Can We Tell Her — Ronnie Dawson SJW 3861  
1961/Dec. 4
Bb pop rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-42217 
Auction history
Borderline Label shot Song sample Who's Been Here — Commonwealth Jones ZSP 55288 Bullet Ace CD 785 (#14)
Bullet Columbia/Epic/Legacy CD 62172 (#14)
Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#27)
Bullet No Hit LP 001 (#4)
Bullet No Hit CD 001 (#4)
Bullet Rhino CD 73346 (#22)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Do Do Do — Commonwealth Jones ZSP 55287 Bullet Ace CD 785 (#19)
Bullet Columbia/Epic/Legacy CD 62172 (#19)
Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#25)
Bullet No Hit LP 001 (#3)
Bullet No Hit CD 001 (#3)
1961
RCA mx code
Levee (Texas) 45-701 
(pressed by RCA)
Auction history
Non-pertinent Song sample Riders In The Sky — The Banjo Band From The Levee   Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#33)
Bullet No Hit LP 001 (#8)
Bullet No Hit CD 001 (#8)
    Non-pertinent Song sample Everybody Clap Your Hands — The Banjo Band From The Levee   Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#34)
Bullet No Hit LP 001 (#16)
Bullet No Hit CD 001 (#16)
1966/Apr.
BMI clear.
Banner (Texas) BA-105 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Jump And Run — Commonwealth Jones 2 Bullet B-Sharp CD 6/33 (#28)
Bullet B-Sharp LP 6/21 (#14)
Bullet Club LP 013 (#11)
Bullet Collector LP 2308 (#4)
Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#29)
Bullet No Hit LP 001 (#9)
Bullet No Hit CD 001 (#9)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Tied Down — Commonwealth Jones 1 Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#30)
Bullet No Hit LP 001 (#6)
Bullet No Hit CD 001 (#6)
Acetates
 
 
[acetate]    
Auction history
No rating Don't Be Cruel — Ronnie Dawson    
    No rating Heartbreak Hotel — Ronnie Dawson    
    No rating Hound Dog — Ronnie Dawson    
    No rating Jailhouse Rock — Ronnie Dawson    
    No rating Rip It Up — Ronnie Dawson    
    No rating Roll Over Beethoven — Ronnie Dawson    
    No rating Whole Lot Of Shaking Goin' On — Ronnie Dawson    
Live Performances
 
 
[live recording]    
Auction history
No rating Song sample Johnny B. Goode — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet Dragon Street CD 70100 (#43)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3042 (#24)
    No rating Song sample Thirty Days — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet Dragon Street CD 70100 (#42)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3042 (#23)
Unissued Tracks
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  Pertinent Song sample 24 Hours A Day — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet No Hit CD 001 (#20)
Bullet [no label name] 10 002 (#9)
    Borderline Song sample The Chicken — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#3)
Bullet No Hit CD 001 (#17)
Bullet No Hit LP 003 (#15)
    No rating Congratulations To Me [alt. vers.] — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#15)
Bullet [no label name] 10 002 (#7)
    No rating Fire, Fire, Fire [vers. 1] — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#5)
Bullet [no label name] 10 002 (#3)
    No rating Fire, Fire, Fire [vers. 2] — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#12)
    No rating Green Eyed Cat — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#16)
Bullet [no label name] 10 002 (#5)
    No rating I Make The Love [alt. vers.] — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet Go-Cat-Go CD 25750 (#1)
Bullet Sunjay LP 588 (#1)
    Pertinent Song sample I'm On Your Wagon — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#32)
Bullet No Hit LP 001 (#11)
Bullet No Hit CD 001 (#11)
    No rating Make A Little Love — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#6)
Bullet [no label name] 10 002 (#4)
    Borderline Song sample Muddy Coffee — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#31)
Bullet No Hit CD 001 (#18)
Bullet No Hit LP 003 (#12)
    Pertinent Song sample Reelin' And Rockin' — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet No Hit LP 001 (#13)
Bullet No Hit CD 001 (#13)
    No rating Rockin' Bones [alt. vers.] — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#14)
Bullet [no label name] 10 002 (#1)
    Pertinent Song sample Rumble – (instr.) — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet No Hit CD 001 (#19)
Bullet [no label name] 10 002 (#10)
    Pertinent Song sample Searchin' For My Baby — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#1)
Bullet No Hit LP 001 (#15)
Bullet No Hit CD 001 (#15)
    No rating Slenderella [vers. 2] — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#7)
Bullet [no label name] 10 002 (#2)
    No rating Slenderella [vers. 6] — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#11)
Bullet [no label name] 10 002 (#8)
    Pertinent Song sample Straight Skirts — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#2)
Bullet No Hit LP 001 (#14)
Bullet No Hit CD 001 (#14)
    Borderline Song sample Tired Of Waitin' — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#26)
Bullet No Hit LP 001 (#10)
Bullet No Hit CD 001 (#10)
    Borderline Song sample Who Put The Cat Out — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#28)
Bullet No Hit LP 001 (#12)
Bullet No Hit CD 001 (#12)
    No rating Why Did You Cry — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#9)
Bullet [no label name] 10 002 (#6)
Need Information
 
 
[need info]     No rating Baby Brother — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#13)
    No rating I'm Coming Home — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#10)
    No rating It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#4)
    No rating My First Love — Ronnie Dawson   Bullet Crystal Clear Sound CD 9643 (#8)

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1976Collector (Netherlands) CLS 2308LPUnknown Rock & Roll
1978Eagle (Germany) 304LPStack-a-Records, Vol. II
1979Eagle (Germany) 309LPSomething Special-billy
1980Wendi (Australia) LP 000002LPAction Packed
Wendi (Australia) LP 000013LPMama Rock
1985Monster A Go-Go JM 13LPSongs We Taught The Cramps: 16 Cramps Classics By The Original Artists
1986Born Bad (England) BB 001LPBorn Bad
1987Esoldun (France) RR 2011LPHot Boppin' Cats
1988No Hit (England) NO HIT 001LPRocking Bones / Ronnie Dawson
1989No Hit (England) NO HIT 003LPDesperate Dallas Demos
1991Rhino (United States) R2 70742CDRock This Town: Rockabilly Hits, Vol. 2
Sunjay (Sweden) 588LPBig D Jamboree
1992Born Bad (England) BB 001CDBorn Bad, Vol. 1
MSIF (Japan) 2002CDRoots Of Stray Cats, Vol. 2
1993Club (England) 013LPGrab This And Dance, Vol. 13
No Hit (England) 001CDRockin' Bones / Ronnie Dawson
1994Go-Cat-Go (Japan) TECX 25750CDBig D Jamboree-Rockabilly 40th Anniversary
1996Crystal Clear Sound (United States) 9643CDRockin' Bones: The Legendary Masters / Ronnie Dawson
1997[label?] 553 868CDAnd The Train Kept A'Rollin'
[no label name] RDLP 00210Action Packed / Ronnie Dawson
1999Lost Gold (United States) LGR 2100CDTeen Town USA: Rare American Recordings
Rollercoaster (England) 3042CDThe Big D Jamboree Live
2000Ace (England) CDCHD 715CDRockin' From Coast To Coast, Vol. 2
Columbia/Epic/Legacy (United States) CK 62172CDAin't I'm A Dog!: 25 More Rockabilly Rave-Ups
Dragon Street (United States) DCD 70100CDThe Big D Jamboree Live!
Yeaah! (England) 7CDTeen Town USA
2001Ace (England) CDCHD 785CDColumbia Rockabilly, Vol. 1
2006Rhino (United States) 73346CDRockin' Bones: '50s Punk & Rockabilly
2010Cato (England) LP 005LPSongs The Cramps Taught Us, Vol. 5
2012Fantastic Voyage (England) FVDD 142CDTexas Tornados: Rock 'N' Roll From The Lone Star State
year?B-Sharp 6/33CDNasty Rockabilly, CD 8
B-Sharp 6/21LPNasty Rockabilly, Vol. 16
Centhy (Sweden) 2003CDTip Top Teeny, Vol. 3
Fed (Norway) 02CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 2
Fed (Norway) 15EPuntitled
Lesley [BBPR&RP]CDBack Beat Presents Rock & Roll Party
Presto Vol. 3CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 3
Presto Vol. 7CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 7
STCTU STCTU- 003CDSongs The Cramps Taught Us, Vol. 3


Acknowledgments:  Bear Family catalog, Andrew Bohan, CMF Library, Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Willie Lewis, Michel Proost, R&B Indies, Rockabilly Ranch, Bill Smoker, Joe Wajgel, Peter van Wilsem


Compilation & presentation © 2011, Terry E. Gordon This page generated on 11/18/2018

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