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Ferrier, Al

Born 1935 in Montgomery, La.

References:

  • Feature article in issues 38-39 (1988) of American Music Magazine; discography in issue 39.
  • Article in issue 88 (1990) of Now Dig This.

Original Releases

Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1956/Apr.
BMI clear.
Goldband (La.) 45-G-1031 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample No No Baby — Al Ferrier With The Boppin' Billies A Bullet Ace CD 744 (#1)
Bullet B-Sharp CD 6/26 (#20)
Bullet B-Sharp LP 666- 2 (#6)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#6)
Bullet Lucky CD 814 (#5)
Bullet Luxel CD 7101 (#29)
Bullet Luxel CD 7104 (#24)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#104)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample I'll Never Do Any Wrong — Al Ferrier With The Boppin' Billies B Bullet Ace CD 744 (#2)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#28)
Bullet Goldband LP 7769 (#2)
1956/July
BMI clear.
Goldband (La.) G-1035 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample My Baby Done Gone Away — Al Ferrier & His Boppin Billies 1 Bullet Ace CD 744 (#8)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#5)
Bullet Goldband LP 107 (#10)
Bullet Mustang CD 16 (#31)
Bullet Presto CD 3 (#48)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#113)
Bullet Rock & Country LP 1015 (#4)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Too Late Now — Al Ferrier & His Boppin Billies 2 Bullet Ace CD 744 (#9)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#26)
1957/Mar. 9
Bb c&w rev.
Excello (Tenn.) 45-2105 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample I'm The Man — Al Ferrier a Bullet Ace CD 641 (#2)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#11)
Bullet Flyright LP 555 (#4)
Bullet Flyright LP 597 (#4)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Hey! Baby — Al Ferrier b Bullet Ace CD 641 (#1)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#18)
Bullet Flyright LP 525 (#3)
Bullet Flyright LP 597 (#8)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1145 (#43)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1197 (#54)
1959/Mar. or earlier
(BMI est.)
Rocko (La.) 45-502 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Kiss Me Baby — Al Ferrier R-7002 Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#25)
Bullet Chief CD 1156505 (#26)
Bullet Club LP 014 (#16)
Bullet Knockville LP 4400 (#13)
Bullet True Blue Rockabilly CD 001 (#26)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample I Thought I Found Love — Al Ferrier R-7003 Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#2)
1959/Apr.
BMI clear.
Zynn (La.)  510 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Chisholm Trail Rock — Al Ferrier And The Vamps Z-7461 Bullet Flyright LP 597 (#11)
    No rating Label shot Gunsmoke — Al Ferrier And The Vamps Z-7460 Bullet Flyright LP 597 (#10)
 
 
Zynn (La.)  1013 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Blues Stop Knocking (At My Door) — Al Ferrier Z-7493 Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#12)
Bullet Bop CD 008 (#30)
Bullet Chief CD 1156506 (#17)
Bullet Club PR LP 006 (#2)
Bullet Flyright LP 525 (#1)
Bullet Sleazy CD 03 (#7)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample She Left Me — Al Ferrier Z-7492 Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#13)
Bullet Flyright LP 525 (#2)
 
 
Goldband (La.) G-1072 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Let's Go Boopin' Tonight — Al Ferrier 1 Bullet Ace CD 424 (#4)
Bullet Ace CD 442 (#1)
Bullet Ace CD 815 (#9)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#1)
Bullet Bop CD 008 (#7)
Bullet Chief CD 1156502 (#22)
Bullet Club LP 008 (#15)
Bullet Fed CD 03 (#2)
Bullet Goldband LP 117 (#5)
Bullet Goldband LP 7769 (#5)
Bullet Lucky CD 808 (#14)
Bullet Mustang CD 3 (#14)
Bullet Pan American CD 56015 (#9)
Bullet Presto CD 2 (#1)
Bullet Rock & Country LP 1015 (#3)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample What Is That Thing Called Love — Al Ferrier 2 Bullet Ace CD 442 (#4)
Bullet Ace CD 744 (#18)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#3)
Bullet Goldband LP 107 (#1)
Bullet Goldband LP 117 (#10)
Bullet Goldband LP 7769 (#6)
Unissued Tracks
1957
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Song sample Blues Stop Knocking (At My Door) [alt. vers. 1] — Al Ferrier   Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#20)
Bullet Flyright LP 597 (#1)
    No rating Blues Stop Knocking (At My Door) [alt. vers. 2] — Al Ferrier   Bullet Flyright LP 597 (#12)
    No rating Song sample Hey! Baby [alt. vers.] — Al Ferrier   Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#22)
Bullet Flyright CD 27 (#1)
    No rating Song sample Honey Baby [vers. 3] — Al Ferrier   Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#14)
Bullet Flyright LP 597 (#3)
    No rating Song sample Indian Rock And Roll — Al Ferrier   Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#16)
Bullet Flyright LP 597 (#6)
    No rating Song sample Love Me Baby [alt. vers.] — Al Ferrier   Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#23)
Bullet Flyright LP 597 (#5)
1958
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Song sample Send Her Back — Al Ferrier   Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#19)
Bullet Flyright LP 597 (#9)
    No rating Song sample She Left Me [alt. vers.] — Al Ferrier   Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#21)
Bullet Flyright LP 597 (#2)
    No rating Song sample You Win Again [vers. 1] — Al Ferrier   Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#17)
Bullet Flyright LP 525 (#6)
Bullet Flyright LP 597 (#7)
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  Pertinent Song sample Honey Baby [vers. 1] — Al Ferrier   Bullet Ace CD 442 (#2)
Bullet Ace CD 744 (#19)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#4)
Bullet Goldband LP 107 (#2)
Bullet Goldband LP 117 (#11)
Bullet Goldband LP 7764 (#11)
Bullet Goldband LP 7769 (#7)
Bullet Goldband LP 7769 (#14)
Bullet Lucky CD 813 (#9)
Bullet Mustang CD 12 (#33)
    No rating Song sample Honey Baby [vers. 2] — Al Ferrier   Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#9)
Bullet Flyright LP 525 (#4)
Bullet Flyright LP 554 (#9)
    Pertinent Let's Go Boppin' Tonight [alt. vers.] — Al Ferrier   Bullet Goldband LP 7764 (#10)
    Pertinent Song sample Love Me Baby — Al Ferrier   Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#15)
Bullet Flyright CD 27 (#9)
Bullet Flyright LP 525 (#5)
Bullet Greasy LP 002 (#11)
    Pertinent Song sample My Baby Done Gone Away [alt. vers.] — Al Ferrier   Bullet Ace CD 442 (#5)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#10)
Bullet Goldband LP 107 (#3)
Bullet Goldband LP 7764 (#12)
Bullet Goldband LP 7769 (#3)
    Pertinent Song sample No No Baby [alt. vers.] — Al Ferrier   Bullet Ace CD 442 (#3)
Bullet Goldband LP 107 (#4)
Bullet Goldband LP 7769 (#1)
    No rating Thought I Found Love — Al Ferrier   Bullet Goldband LP 117 (#6)
    Non-pertinent Song sample Too Late Now [alt. vers.] — Al Ferrier   Bullet Goldband LP 107 (#13)
Bullet Goldband LP 7769 (#4)
    Pertinent Song sample What Is This Thing Called Love [alt. vers.] — Al Ferrier   Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#8)
    No rating Song sample Why Doubt My Love — Al Ferrier   Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#7)
Bullet Goldband LP 107 (#5)
Need Information
 
 
[need info]     No rating Song sample I'll Never Do Any Wrong [alt. vers.] — Al Ferrier   Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#29)
    No rating I'm Still Loving You — Al Ferrier   Bullet Goldband LP 7768 (#5)
    No rating Song sample I'm The Man [alt. vers.] — Al Ferrier   Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#30)
    No rating Song sample You Win Again [vers. 2] — Al Ferrier   Bullet Big Tone CD 5715 (#24)

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1973Goldband (Netherlands) 7764LPBayou Rock
1974Knockville (Netherlands) 4400LPRock And Roll For Collectors, Vol. 1
1976Goldband (England) 7769LPThe Birth Of Rockabilly / Al Ferrier
1977Flyright (England) 525LPBoppin' Tonight / Al Ferrier & Warren Storm
1980Flyright (England) 554LPBoppin' It
Flyright (England) 555LPGirl In The Tight Blue Jeans
1982Rock & Country (Sweden) 1015LPGoldband Rockabilly
1983Flyright (England) FLY 597LPLet's Go Boppin' Tonight / Al Ferrier
1984Goldband (England) GCL- 107LPBop Stop Rock In The Hole In The Wall
Goldband (England) GCL- 117LPSwampcats Beat
1992Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156502CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 2
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156505CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 5
1993Ace (England) CDCHD 442CDBoppin' Tonight: The Best Of Goldband Rockabilly
Big Tone (England) BT 5715CDAl Ferrier And His Boppin' Billies
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156506CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 6
Club (England) 008LPGrab This And Dance, Vol. 8
1994Club (England) 014LPGrab This And Dance, Vol. 14
1995Club PR (England) PRLP- 006LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 6
Greasy (England) GR 002LPGreasy Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 2
1996Lucky (England) CDLR 808CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 8
1997Ace (England) CDCHD 641CDHey Baby!--The Rockin' South
Flyright (England) FLY 27CDLouisiana Rock & Roll
1998Ace (England) 424CDEddie's House Of Hits: Story Of Goldband Records
2000Ace (England) CDCHD 744CDBayou Rockabilly Cats (Goldband Records)
2001Ace (England) CDCHD 815CDThem Rockabilly Cats
Mustang MUST 3CDLet's Go Boppin' Tonight
2003Presto Vol. 2CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 2
2005B-Sharp (England) 666- 2LPNasty Rockabilly, Vol. 2
2007Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
Sleazy RAB 03CDRockabilly Race: 25 Pure Rockabilly Tracks, Vol. 3
2008Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 1145CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 2
year?B-Sharp (England) 6/26CDNasty Rockabilly, CD 1
Bop BOP- 008CDSaturday Night On Bop Street, Vol. 8
Fed (Norway) 03CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 3
Goldband 7768LPFreddie Fender And Friends At Goldband
Lucky (England) CDLR 813CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 13
Lucky (England) CDLR 814CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 14
Luxel MAS 7101CDRockabilly Hoodlums, v. 1
Luxel MAS 7104CDRockabilly Hoodlums, v. 4
Mustang MUST 12CDOh Oh Oh Rock
Mustang MUST 16CDCat Music
Pan American (Switzerland) 56015CDMy Chick Is Fine
Presto Vol. 3CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 3
Smith & Co. SCCD 1197CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 4
True Blue Rockabilly TBR 001CDTrue Blue Rockabilly, Vol. 1


Acknowledgments:  CMF Library, Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Gerd Miller, Rockabilly Ranch, Adriaan Sturm, Uncle Gil, Frank Vennix, Peter van Wilsem, Bjorn Witlox


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