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Denson, Lee

Full name Jesse Lee Denson. Born in Rienzi, Miss. "Jesse James" on Kent appears to be a joint pseudonym for Jesse and James Denson.


Original Releases

Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1956-57
(Bb est.)
Vik (N.Y.) 4X-0251 
Auction history
Borderline Label shot Heart Of A Fool — Lee Denson With Howard Biggs And His Orchestra G4PW-9832 Bullet Bear Family LP 15112 (#11)
Bullet Cat CD 1036 (#28)
Bullet Hydra CD 27115 (#2)
Bullet Mustang CD 16 (#17)
    Borderline Label shot The Pied Piper — Lee Denson With Howard Biggs And His Orchestra G4PW-9829 Bullet Bear Family LP 15112 (#12)
Bullet Hydra CD 27115 (#3)
1957/July 1
Bb pop rev.
Vik (N.Y.) 4X-0281 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample New Shoes — Lee Denson H4PW-3959 Bullet Ace CD 496 (#13)
Bullet BMG Int. CD 75406 (#19)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15622 (#4)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6006 (#21)
Bullet Hydra CD 27115 (#13)
Bullet RCA (England) LP 42809 (#12)
Bullet Rave On LP 5001 (#8)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 2440 (#16)
Bullet Teenager CD 5920 (#6)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Climb Love Mountain — Lee Denson H4PW-3958 Bullet Hydra CD 27115 (#14)
Bullet Rave On LP 5001 (#9)
1958/July
(Bb est.)
Kent (Calif.) 45x306 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample High School Hop — Lee Denson 1 Bullet Ace CD 768 (#7)
Bullet Big H LP 79110 (#1)
Bullet Hydra CD 27115 (#12)
Bullet P-Vine CD 2466 (#20)
Bullet Teenager LP 5917 (#5)
    No rating Label shot Song sample Devil Doll — Lee Denson 2 Bullet Big H LP 79110 (#11)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55015 (#27)
Bullet Hydra CD 27115 (#11)
1958/Sept. 15
Bb pop rev.
Kent (Calif.) 45x314 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample South's Gonna Rise Again — Jesse James 1 Bullet Ace 10 32 (#10)
Bullet Ace LP 185 (#13)
Bullet Ace CD 768 (#31)
Bullet Fed CD 03 (#32)
Bullet Hydra CD 27115 (#1)
Bullet Lucky CD 813 (#7)
Bullet Mustang CD 13 (#35)
Bullet P-Vine CD 2466 (#9)
Bullet Presto CD 5 (#21)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Red Hot Rockin Blues — Jesse James 2 Bullet Ace 10 32 (#9)
Bullet Ace LP 185 (#12)
Bullet Ace CD 715 (#24)
Bullet Ace CD 768 (#32)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5716 (#12)
Bullet Cascade LP 1003 (#5)
Bullet Crown LP 100 (#10)
Bullet Hydra CD 27115 (#4)
Bullet Now Dig This CD 1042 (#17)
Bullet P-Vine CD 2466 (#10)
Bullet Presto CD 9 (#51)
Bullet Rhino CD 73346 (#93)
Bullet USA LP 57591 (#12)
1960/Apr.
(Bb est.)
Merri (Calif.)  202 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Twang — Lee Denson 1022 Bullet Hydra CD 27115 (#9)
    No rating Label shot A Tree In The Meadow — Lee Denson 1021 Bullet Hydra CD 27115 (#10)
1960/Aug. 8
Bb pop rev.
Merri (Calif.)  205 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Teen-Age World — Lee Denson / Buddy Cole Orchestra 101A Bullet Hydra CD 27115 (#16)
    No rating Label shot Who Tickled The Sphinx — Lee Denson 1022 Bullet Hydra CD 27115 (#15)
 
 
Magic Lamp (Calif.) ML703 
Auction history
No rating Sixteen States — Lee Denson    
    No rating Label shot Mississippi Bridge — Lee Denson ML-7940  
Unissued Tracks
1958
 
Kent (Calif.)  uniss.  Pertinent Song sample Red Hot Rockin' Rally — Jesse James   Bullet Ace CD 768 (#29)
Bullet Hydra CD 27115 (#8)
    Pertinent Song sample Rock Daddy Rock — Jesse James   Bullet Ace CD 768 (#30)
Bullet Hydra CD 27115 (#7)
    Pertinent Song sample South's Gonna Rise Again [alt. vers.] — Jesse James   Bullet Ace CD 768 (#28)
Bullet Hydra CD 27115 (#17)
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating It Took Too Long — Lee Denson   Bullet Bear Family LP 15112 (#10)
Bullet Hydra CD 27115 (#6)
    No rating Love Twister — Lee Denson   Bullet Bear Family LP 15112 (#9)
Bullet Hydra CD 27115 (#5)
Need Information
 
 
[need info]     No rating Heart Of A Rosary — Lee Denson   Bullet Hydra CD 27115 (#22)
    No rating The Miracle Of The Rosary [vers. 1] — Lee Denson   Bullet Hydra CD 27115 (#20)
    No rating Mississippi Bridge — Lee Denson   Bullet Hydra CD 27115 (#18)
    No rating Rock 'Til I Drop — Lee Denson   Bullet P-Vine CD 2466 (#8)
    No rating Sixteen States — Lee Denson   Bullet Hydra CD 27115 (#19)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1978Rave On (France) 5001LPEddie Cochran -- The Crest Sessions
1979RCA (England) (England) PL 42809LPVictor Rock 'N' Rollers
1980Big H 79110LPVintage Rock 'N' Roll Collector's Items, Vol. 10
Crown (United States) 56- 100LPRock, Rock, Rock, Vol. 1
1981Ace (England) CH 3210Modern Rockabilly
1983Bear Family (Germany) BFX 15112LPRockin' Rollin' High School, Vol. 4
Cascade (England) DROP 1003LPTwenty Great Rockabilly Hits Of The 50's, Vol. 1
1986Ace (England) CH 185LPModern Rock 'N' Roll And Rockabilly
Teenager (Sweden) TEEN 5917LPLet's All Dance to Rock And Roll
1988USA 57591LPTeenage Thunder: Rock, Rock, Rock, Vol. 1
1993Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15622CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 1
Big Tone (England) BT 5716CDMCA Rockabillies, Vol. 4
1994Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55015CDTeenage Favorites
Cat (Netherlands) 1036CDCalling All Rock 'N' Roll Collectors, Vol. 4
P-Vine (Japan) PCD 2466CDLong Gone Daddy: Kent/RPM Greatest Rockabillies
1996Ace (England) CDCH 496CDRockin' From Coast To Coast
Teenager (Sweden) TEEN 5920CDCrewcuts, Ponitails And Bobbysocks
2000Ace (England) CDCHD 715CDRockin' From Coast To Coast, Vol. 2
Ace (England) CDCHD 768CDLong Gone Daddies
BMG Int. 75406CDDon't Mess With My Ducktail: 26 RCA Tracks
2001Hydra (Germany) BCK 27115CDThe South's Gonna Rise Again / Lee Denson A.K.A. Jesse James
2004Now Dig This (England) CMFCD 1042CDWell, Now Dig This
2006Rhino (United States) 73346CDRockin' Bones: '50s Punk & Rockabilly
year?Big Tone BTCD 6006CDRCA Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Fed (Norway) 03CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 3
Lucky (England) CDLR 813CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 13
Mustang MUST 13CDGet Ready Baby
Mustang MUST 16CDCat Music
Presto Vol. 5CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 5
Presto Vol. 9CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 9
Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 2440CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 5


Acknowledgments:  Amazon.com, Denis Babey, Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Bernd Hermoneit, Bernd Kratochwil, Kurt Krauter, Rockin' Fifties, Peter Staehli, Joe Wajgel


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