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Donn, Larry

Real name Larry Donn Gillihan. Born 1941 in Bono, Ark. Died in 2012.

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.

Notes:


Original Releases

Sort by: Release Date | Label & Number  
Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1959
(art. est.)
Vaden (Ark.) 45-113  [45]  Bootlegs exist
(pressed by King)
Pertinent Honey-Bun
Larry Donn
Label shot
(from HeronRock Music CD 501)
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 That's What I Call A Ball
Larry Donn
Label shot
(from HeronRock Music CD 501)
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  [45] Pertinent Girl Next Door
Larry Donn With Sonny Burgess And Tommy T.
Label shot
(from Buffalo Bop CD 55007)
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  [45] Borderline Surf Twist – (instr.)
The Cotillions
(from Collector CD 4429)
173 Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#3)
    No rating Sahara
The Cotillions
174  
1963/Aug.
BMI clear.
Alley (Ark.)  1012  [45] Borderline I'll Never Forget You
Larry Donn
Label shot
(from 45)
A 191  
    Non-pertinent One Broken Heart
Larry Donn
Label shot
A 192  
 
 
[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]     [unissued] Pertinent Baby Let's Play House
Larry Donn
(from Collector CD 4429)
  Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#8)
Bullet White Label LP 8817 (#6)
    Pertinent Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Larry Donn
(from Collector CD 4429)
  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 I Forgot To Remember To Forget
Larry Donn
(from White Label LP 8817)
  Bullet White Label LP 8817 (#4)
    No rating I'll Never Forget You [alt. version]
Larry Donn
  Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#18)
    Pertinent I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
Larry Donn
(from Collector CD 4429)
  Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#23)
Bullet White Label LP 8817 (#5)
    No rating Lonely Avenue
Larry Donn
  Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#29)
    Pertinent Milkcow Blues Boogie
Larry Donn
(from Collector CD 4429)
  Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#20)
Bullet White Label LP 8817 (#2)
    Pertinent Mystery Train
Larry Donn
(from Collector CD 4429)
  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 She's Mine
Larry Donn
(from Collector CD 4429)
  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 info]     [ ] No rating All Night Stomp
Larry Donn
(from Collector CD 4429)
  Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#27)
    No rating Great Balls Of Fire
Larry Donn
(from Collector CD 4429)
  Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#12)
    No rating I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Larry Donn
  Bullet Alley CD 7395 (#11)
    No rating Joanie
Larry Donn
  Bullet Alley CD 7395 (#10)
    No rating Sunshine Rock
Larry Donn
(from Collector CD 4429)
  Bullet Collector CD 4429 (#22)

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
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, Mike Smyth, Joe Wajgel


Compilation & presentation © 2020, Terry E. Gordon This page generated on 09/23/2020

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