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Fairburn, Werly

Born 1924 in New Orleans, La. A performer on WWEZ (New Orleans, La. in 1955. A regular on the Louisiana Hayride (KWKH, Shreveport, La.) in 1958. Died in 1985.

References:

  • Feature article and discography in issue 5 (1983) of Roll Street Journal.
  • Feature article and discography in issue 60 (1994) of American Music Magazine.

Original Releases

Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1953/May 30
Bb c&w rev.
Trumpet (Miss.) 45-195 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Camping With Marie — Werley Fairburn "The Delta Balladeer" DRC-45-145 Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#25)
Bullet Cactus CD 051 (#2)
Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#1)
Bullet WR 10 100 (#1)
Bullet Wall LP 100 (#12)
Bullet White & All Right LP 100 (#12)
    No rating Label shot Let's Live It Over — Werley Fairburn "The Delta Balladeer" DRC-45-147 Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#26)
Bullet Cactus CD 051 (#19)
Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#2)
Bullet Wall LP 100 (#8)
Bullet White & All Right LP 100 (#8)
1953/July
(Bb est.)
Trumpet (Miss.)  196 
Auction history
No rating I Feel Like Cryin' — Werley Fairburn "The Delta Balladeer" DRC-149 Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#24)
Bullet Wall LP 100 (#14)
    No rating Baby, Call On Me — Werley Fairburn "The Delta Balladeer" DRC-148  
1954/Apr. 23
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F2770 
Auction history
Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Good Deal, Lucille — Werly Fairburn And The Delta Boys 45-12374 Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#17)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6004 (#9)
Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#3)
Bullet Hop CD 777 (#13)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#81)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Baby He's A Wolf — Werly Fairburn And The Delta Boys 45-12375 Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#18)
Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#4)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#80)
1954/July 3
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F2844 
Auction history
No rating Love Spelled Backwards Is Evol — Werly Fairburn   Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#12)
Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#5)
Bullet Orbit CD 5908 (#23)
Bullet Wall LP 100 (#18)
Bullet White & All Right LP 100 (#18)
    No rating Nothin' But Lovin' — Werly Fairburn   Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#11)
Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#6)
Bullet White & All Right LP 100 (#9)
1954/Oct. 30
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F2963 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Prison Cell Of Love — Werly Fairburn 45-12677 Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#21)
Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#8)
Bullet Orbit CD 5910 (#16)
Bullet WR 10 100 (#2)
Bullet Wall LP 100 (#13)
Bullet White & All Right LP 100 (#13)
    No rating I Feel Like Cryin' — Werly Fairburn   Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#7)
Bullet White & All Right LP 100 (#14)
1955/Apr. 23
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3101 
Auction history
No rating Label shot It's A Cold Weary World — Werly Fairburn 45-13026 Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#23)
Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#9)
Bullet Wall LP 100 (#16)
Bullet White & All Right LP 100 (#16)
    No rating Label shot Spiteful Heart — Werly Fairburn 45-12678 Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#22)
Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#10)
Bullet Wall LP 100 (#17)
Bullet White & All Right LP 100 (#17)
1955/Aug. 6
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-21432 
Auction history
Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample I Guess I'm Crazy (For Loving You) — Werly Fairburn ZSP 36596 Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#9)
Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#12)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#111)
    No rating Label shot That Sweet Love Of Mine — Werly Fairburn ZSP 36595 Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#10)
Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#11)
1956/Jan. 21
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-21483 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Broken Hearted Me — Werly Fairburn JZSP36594 Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#13)
Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#13)
    No rating Label shot Stay Close To Me — Werly Fairburn JZSP36593 Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#14)
Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#14)
1956/June 9
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-21528 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Everybody's Rockin' — Werly Fairburn JZSP 38454 Bullet Ace CD 786 (#9)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#2)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16725 (#11)
Bullet CBS Special Products CD 37984 (#21)
Bullet Chief CD 1156509 (#2)
Bullet Collector LP 1019 (#8)
Bullet Columbia/Epic/Legacy CD 62173 (#9)
Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#15)
Bullet Epic LP 37984 (#21)
Bullet Mustang CD 3 (#8)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#3)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1145 (#48)
Bullet WR 10 100 (#3)
Bullet Wall LP 100 (#1)
Bullet White & All Right LP 100 (#1)
    Non-pertinent Label shot It's Heaven — Werly Fairburn JZSP 38452 Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#15)
Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#16)
Bullet Wall LP 100 (#15)
Bullet White & All Right LP 100 (#15)
1956/Oct. 27
Bb c&w rev.
Savoy (N.J.) 451503 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample All The Time — Werly Fairburn And The Delta Boys 45-SWF-6885 Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#3)
Bullet Chief CD 1156507 (#22)
Bullet Collector LP 1019 (#11)
Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#18)
Bullet Lucky CD 502 (#13)
Bullet WR 10 100 (#4)
Bullet Wall LP 100 (#4)
Bullet White & All Right LP 100 (#4)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample I'm A Fool About Your Love — Werly Fairburn And The Delta Boys 45-SWF-6882 Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#1)
Bullet Collector LP 1019 (#12)
Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#19)
Bullet Fed CD 11 (#5)
Bullet Lucky CD 816 (#9)
Bullet Presto CD 2 (#49)
Bullet True Blue Rockabilly CD 002 (#18)
Bullet WR 10 100 (#5)
Bullet Wall LP 100 (#3)
Bullet White & All Right LP 100 (#3)
1957/Mar. 2
Bb c&w rev.
Savoy (N.J.) 45-1509 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample My Heart's On Fire — Werly Fairburn 45-SWF-6034 Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#4)
Bullet Collector LP 1019 (#9)
Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#20)
Bullet WR 10 100 (#6)
Bullet Wall LP 100 (#5)
Bullet White & All Right LP 100 (#5)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Speak To Me Baby — Werly Fairburn 45-SWK-6335 Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#5)
Bullet Collector LP 1019 (#10)
Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#21)
Bullet WR 10 100 (#7)
Bullet Wall LP 100 (#6)
Bullet White & All Right LP 100 (#6)
1957/Sept. 9
Bb c&w rev.
Savoy (N.J.) 45-1521 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Telephone Baby — Werly Fairburn 45-SWF-70090 Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#6)
Bullet Chief CD 1156508 (#21)
Bullet Collector LP 1019 (#13)
Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#22)
Bullet Fed CD 04 (#23)
Bullet Mustang CD 3 (#3)
Bullet Pan American CD 56007 (#5)
Bullet Presto CD 1 (#43)
Bullet WR 10 100 (#8)
Bullet Wall LP 100 (#2)
Bullet White & All Right LP 100 (#2)
    Pertinent Label shot No Blues Tomorrow — Werly Fairburn 45-SWF-70091 Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#7)
Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#23)
Bullet Wall LP 100 (#7)
Bullet White & All Right LP 100 (#7)
1962/Aug.
(Bb est.)
Milestone (Calif.)  2013 
Auction history
No rating You Are My Sunshine — Werly Fairburn MR-103 Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#29)
Bullet Wall LP 100 (#10)
Bullet White & All Right LP 100 (#10)
    No rating Doggone That Moon — Werly Fairburn MR-101 Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#27)
Bullet Wall LP 100 (#11)
Bullet White & All Right LP 100 (#11)
Live Performances
 
 
[radio performance]    
Auction history
No rating Song sample All By Myself — Werly Fairburn   Bullet Dragon Street CD 70100 (#38)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3042 (#19)
    No rating Everybody's Rockin' [live vers.] — Werly Fairburn   Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#27)
    No rating It's Heaven [live vers.] — Werly Fairburn   Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#28)
    No rating My Heart's On Fire [live vers.] — Werly Fairburn   Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#29)
    No rating Speak To Me Baby [live vers.] — Werly Fairburn   Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#30)
    No rating Stay Close To Me [live vers.] — Werly Fairburn   Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#26)
Unissued Tracks
1954
 
Capitol (Calif.)  uniss.  No rating A Little Bit Of Nothing — Werly Fairburn   Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#20)
    No rating Won't It Be Nice — Werly Fairburn   Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#19)
 
 
Columbia (N.Y.)  uniss.  Pertinent Song sample I'm Jealous — Werly Fairburn   Bullet Ace CD 785 (#8)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#8)
Bullet Columbia/Epic/Legacy CD 62172 (#8)
Bullet El Toro CD 1043 (#17)
Need Information
 
 
[need info]     No rating I've Got Nothing But Love — Werly Fairburn   Bullet Wall LP 100 (#9)
    No rating Old Mem'ries Come Back — Werly Fairburn   Bullet Bear Family CD 15578 (#16)

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1973Collector (Netherlands) CL 1019LPRare Rock-A-Billy
1980WR 10010Everybody's Rockin' / Werly Fairburn
1982Epic (United States) EG 37984LPRockabilly Stars, Vol. 3
1993Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15578CDEverybody's Rockin' / Werly Fairburn
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156507CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 7
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156508CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 8
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156509CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 9
1999Rollercoaster (England) 3042CDThe Big D Jamboree Live
2000Columbia/Epic/Legacy (United States) CK 62172CDAin't I'm A Dog!: 25 More Rockabilly Rave-Ups
Columbia/Epic/Legacy (United States) CK 62173CDWhistle Bait!: 25 Rockabilly Rave-Ups
Dragon Street (United States) DCD 70100CDThe Big D Jamboree Live!
2001Ace (England) CDCHD 785CDColumbia Rockabilly, Vol. 1
Ace (England) CDCHD 786CDColumbia Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Mustang MUST 3CDLet's Go Boppin' Tonight
2003Presto Vol. 2CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 2
2005Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16725CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 25 (Columbia)
2006Proper (England) PROPERBOX 103CDFrom Boppin' Hillbilly To Red Hot Rockabilly
2007Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
2008Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 1145CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 2
year?Big Tone BTCD 6004CDCapitol Rockabilly, Vol. 2
CBS Special Products (United States) A 37984CDRockabilly Stars, Vol. 3
Cactus (United States) CD 051CDTrumpet Hillbilly
El Toro (Spain) ETCD 1043CDMy Heart's On FIre, 1953-1959 / Werly Fairburn
Fed (Norway) 04CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 4
Fed (Norway) 11CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 11
Hop HOP-CD 777CDHillbilly Hop, Vol. 2
Lucky (England) CDLR 502CDPianola Rock-Ola, Vol. 2
Lucky (England) CDLR 816CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 16
Orbit (United States) 5908CDRock N Roll Dance Party, Vol. 8
Orbit (United States) 5910CDRock N Roll Dance Party, Vol. 10
Pan American (Switzerland) 56007CDYou Are My Baby
Presto Vol. 1CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 1
True Blue Rockabilly TBR 002CDTrue Blue Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Wall (United States) 100LPEverybody's Rockin' / Werly Fairburn
White & All Right WALL 100LPEverybody's Rockin' / Werly Fairburn


Acknowledgments:  Jurgen Blazejewski, CMF Library, Udo Frank, Rob Karman, Tom Krajina, Bernd Kratochwil, Kurt Krauter, Bob McGrath, Gerd Miller, No Hit Records, Bill Smoker, Frank Vennix, Joe Wajgel


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