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Donn, Larry

Real name Larry Donn Gillihan. Born 1941 in Bono, Ark.

References:

  • MySpace page
  • Article in issue 73 (1989) of Now Dig This.
  • Two-part feature article in issues 39-40 (1991) of Rockin' Fifties. Sessionography in issue 40.
  • Feature article and discography in issue 52 (1992) of American Music Magazine.
  • MySpace page
  • Article in issue 73 (1989) of Now Dig This.
  • Two-part feature article in issues 39-40 (1991) of Rockin' Fifties. Sessionography in issue 40.
  • Feature article and discography in issue 52 (1992) of American Music Magazine.

Original Releases

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1960 or earlier
(est.)
Vaden (Ark.) 45-113 
(pressed by King)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Honey-Bun — Larry Donn B Bullet Big Tone CD 5716 (#13)
Bullet Bison Bop LP 2048 (#8)
Bullet Bop CD 008 (#4)
Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2048 (#8)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55007 (#5)
Bullet Coast To Coast CD 001 (#3)
Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#6)
Bullet Disky CD 250542 (#35)
Bullet HeronRock Music CD 501 (#12)
Bullet Lost Gold CD 5998 (#9)
Bullet Lucky CD 804 (#13)
Bullet Mustang CD 11 (#30)
Bullet Mustang CD 13 (#31)
Bullet Now Dig This CD 1042 (#29)
Bullet One Day Music CD 010 (#15)
Bullet Presto CD 4 (#4)
Bullet Rollercoaster EP 133 (#1)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1197 (#36)
Bullet Vladimir Twist LP 6908 (#7)
Bullet White Label LP 8817 (#1)
Bullet Yeaah! CD 14 (#9)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample That's What I Call A Ball — Larry Donn A Bullet Bison Bop LP 2048 (#1)
Bullet Bop CD 010 (#27)
Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2048 (#1)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55007 (#1)
Bullet Chief CD 1156503 (#20)
Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#1)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 119 (#16)
Bullet HeronRock Music CD 501 (#11)
Bullet Lucky CD 810 (#3)
Bullet Presto CD 4 (#37)
Bullet Rollercoaster EP 133 (#2)
Bullet White Label LP 8817 (#10)
 
 
Ad-Bur (Ark.)  100  Pertinent Song sample Girl Next Door — Larry Donn With Sonny Burgess And Tommy T. A Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55007 (#11)
Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#4)
Bullet White Label LP 8817 (#14)
    No rating Today — Larry Donn B  
1962/Aug. 25
Bb pop rev.
Alley (Ark.)  1003  Borderline Song sample Surf Twist – (instr.) — The Cotillions 173 Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#3)
    No rating Sahara — The Cotillions 174  
1963/Aug.
BMI clear.
Alley (Ark.)  1012  Borderline Label shot Song sample I'll Never Forget You — Larry Donn A 191  
    Non-pertinent One Broken Heart — Larry Donn A 192  
Live Performances
 
 
[live recording]     No rating Down The Line [live vers.] — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#28)
    No rating Girl Next Door [alt. vers.] — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#30)
    No rating Good Golly Miss Molly — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#10)
    No rating Mona Lisa — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#19)
    No rating Shake Rattle And Roll — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#25)
    No rating Swinging — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#14)
    No rating The Twist — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#17)
Unissued Tracks
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  Pertinent Song sample Baby Let's Play House — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#8)
Bullet White Label LP 8817 (#6)
    Pertinent Song sample Blue Moon Of Kentucky — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#21)
Bullet White Label LP 8817 (#3)
    No rating Down The Line — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#2)
    No rating End Of The Road — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#16)
    No rating Heartbeat — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#32)
    Borderline Song sample I Forgot To Remember To Forget — Larry Donn   Bullet White Label LP 8817 (#4)
    No rating I'll Never Forget You [alt. version] — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#18)
    Pertinent Song sample I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#23)
Bullet White Label LP 8817 (#5)
    No rating Lonely Avenue — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#29)
    Pertinent Song sample Milkcow Blues Boogie — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#20)
Bullet White Label LP 8817 (#2)
    Pertinent Song sample Mystery Train — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#24)
Bullet White Label LP 8817 (#7)
    No rating One Broken Heart [alt. version] — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#5)
    No rating One More Time — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#7)
    No rating Rock And Rhythm — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#11)
    No rating Rockin' Love — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#26)
    Borderline Song sample She's Mine — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#13)
Bullet White Label LP 8817 (#12)
    No rating Skinny Minnie — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#9)
    No rating Trouble Bound — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#15)
    No rating Wayward Wind — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#31)
Need Information
 
 
[need info]     No rating Song sample All Night Stomp — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#27)
    No rating Song sample Great Balls Of Fire — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#12)
    No rating I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry — Larry Donn   Bullet Alley CD 7395 (#11)
Bullet Emusic/Ram MP 10942584 (#11)
    No rating Joanie — Larry Donn   Bullet Alley CD 7395 (#10)
Bullet Emusic/Ram MP 10942584 (#10)
    No rating Song sample Sunshine Rock — Larry Donn   Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#22)

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1980White Label (Netherlands) WLP 8817LPRock-Rock-A-Billy
1985Bison Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2048LPThe Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 38
Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2048LPThe Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 38
1991Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156503CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 3
1993Big Tone (England) BT 5716CDMCA Rockabillies, Vol. 4
Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55007CDA Ball Tonight
1995Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4429CDThat's What I Call A Ball / Larry Donn
1996Lucky (England) CDLR 804CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 4
Lucky (England) CDLR 810CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 10
Vladimir Twist VTR 6908LPLike Nothing Your Ears Have Ever Heard, Vol. 8
1997HeronRock Music (Sweden) CD- 501CDVaden Records, Trumann, Arkansas
1998Alley (United States) CDBK45- 7395CDThe Best Of Alley Records, Vol. 1: Sounds Of The Sixties
1999Lost Gold (United States) LGR 5998CDOriginal Historic Rockabilly Classics, Vol. 3
2000Disky (Netherlands) DO 250542CDAs Good As It Gets: Rockabilly
Rollercoaster (England) RCEP 133EPRockabilly Days / Larry Donn
2004Now Dig This (England) CMFCD 1042CDWell, Now Dig This
2006Emusic/Ram (United States) 10942584MPThe Best Of Alley Records, Vol. 1: Sounds Of The Sixties
2011Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 119CDRaunchy Sugar: The Pure Essence Of Memphis Rock & Roll
2013One Day Music (England) DAY3CD 010CDReal Rare Rockabilly
year?Bop BOP- 008CDSaturday Night On Bop Street, Vol. 8
Bop BOP- 010CDSaturday Night On Bop Street, Vol. 10
Coast To Coast CCCD- 001CDCoast To Coast Rockabilly: 30 Original American Recordings
Mustang MUST 11CDHurry Baby
Mustang MUST 13CDGet Ready Baby
Presto Vol. 4CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 4
Smith & Co. SCCD 1197CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 4
Yeaah! (England) 14CDRockabilly Rarities, Vol. 3


Acknowledgments:  Bill Davis, Larry Donn, Udo Frank, Derek Hamilton, Kurt Krauter, Tom Lincoln, Joe Wajgel


Compilation & presentation © 2018, Terry E. Gordon This page generated on 12/12/2018

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