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Gibson, Don

Born 1928 in Shelby, N.C. A regular on the Tennessee Barn Dance (WNOX, Knoxville, Tenn.). Died in 2003.

References:

  • Article in issue 106 (1992) of Now Dig This.
  • Article in issue 243 (2003) of Now Dig This.
  • Article in issue 244 (2003) of Now Dig This.

Original Releases

Discography is not intended to be complete

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1956/July 14
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12290 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Song sample I Ain't Gonna Waste My Time — Don Gibson 56-XY-223 Bullet Big Tone CD 5713 (#24)
    No rating Label shot Song sample Ah-Ha — Don Gibson 56-XY-221  
1956/Dec. 15
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12393 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Song sample I'm Gonna Fool Everybody — Don Gibson 56-XY-386  
    No rating Label shot Song sample You're The Only One For Me — Don Gibson 56-XY-389  
1957/June 10
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12494 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample I Ain't A-Studying You, Baby — Don Gibson 56-XY-224 Bullet Big Tone CD 5713 (#10)
Bullet Lonely LP 2219 (#10)
Bullet MGM (England) LP 2354 147 (#16)
Bullet Rev-Ola Bandstand CD 21 (#7)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample It Happens Everytime — Don Gibson 56-XY-222  
1957/Aug. 19
Bb pop rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-7010 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Blue Blue Day — Don Gibson H2WW-0766 Bullet Bear Family LP 15089 (#7)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16991 (#3)
Bullet Buddha CD 00316 (#2)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1197 (#35)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Too Soon To Know — Don Gibson H2WW-0764  
1958
 
RCA Victor (N.J.) EPA4323  Cover shot
Blue Blue Day [mono]
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Sweet, Sweet Girl — Don Gibson J2WH-4571 Bullet Bear Family LP 15097 (#4)
    No rating Bad, Bad Day — Don Gibson J2WH-4571 Bullet CCL LP 1107 (#11)
    No rating Label shot Blue, Blue Day — Don Gibson J2WH-4570  
    No rating Heartbreak Avenue — Don Gibson J2WH-4570  
1958/Sept. 8
Bb pop rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-7330 
Auction history
Borderline Label shot Song sample Look Who's Blue — Don Gibson J2WW-0433 Bullet Bear Family LP 15097 (#9)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16991 (#1)
Bullet CCL LP 1107 (#9)
    Borderline Label shot Give Myself A Party — Don Gibson J2WW-3202  
1959/Jan. 5
Bb pop rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-7437 
Auction history
Borderline Label shot Song sample Who Cares — Don Gibson J2WW-6958 Bullet Bear Family LP 15089 (#12)
Bullet Bear Family LP 15097 (#3)
Bullet Buddha CD 00316 (#11)
Bullet CCL LP 1107 (#4)
    Non-pertinent Label shot A Stranger To Me — Don Gibson J2WW-6956  
1959/Apr. 13
Bb pop rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-7505 
Auction history
Borderline Label shot Song sample Lonesome Old House — Don Gibson K2WW-1401 Bullet Bear Family LP 15097 (#2)
Bullet CCL LP 1107 (#10)
    Non-pertinent Label shot I Couldn't Care Less — Don Gibson K2WW-1403  
1959/July 20
Bb pop rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-7566 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Don't Tell Me Your Troubles — Don Gibson K2WW-0567 Bullet Bear Family LP 15089 (#14)
Bullet Bear Family LP 15097 (#10)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16991 (#13)
Bullet Buddha CD 00316 (#8)
Bullet CCL LP 1107 (#5)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Heartbreak Avenue — Don Gibson K2WW-0568  
1959/Oct. 19
Bb pop rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-7629 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Big Hearted Me — Don Gibson K2WW-1510 Bullet CCL LP 1107 (#16)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample I'm Movin' On — Don Gibson K2WW-1513 Bullet Bear Family LP 15097 (#16)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16991 (#14)
Bullet CCL LP 1107 (#8)
1961/Jan.
(Bb est.)
RCA Victor (N.J.) 37-7841 
Auction history
No rating Label shot What About Me — Don Gibson M2WI-1810 Bullet Bear Family CD 16991 (#18)
Bullet CCL LP 1107 (#7)
    No rating Label shot The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise — Don Gibson M2WI-1809  
1961/May 22
Bb pop rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-7890 
Auction history
Borderline Label shot Song sample Sea Of Heartbreak — Don Gibson L2WW-0620 Bullet Bear Family LP 15089 (#11)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16991 (#17)
Bullet Buddha CD 00316 (#3)
    Non-pertinent Label shot I Think It's Best (To Forget Me) — Don Gibson L2WW-0618  
1961/Nov.
(Bb est.)
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-7959 
Auction history
No rating Label shot The Same Old Trouble — Don Gibson M2WW-0986 Bullet CCL LP 1107 (#6)
    No rating Label shot Song sample Lonesome Number One — Don Gibson M2WW-0988 Bullet Bear Family LP 15097 (#15)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16991 (#23)
Bullet Buddha CD 00316 (#14)
1963/Feb. 23
Bb pop rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-8144  Cover shot
Auction history
Borderline Song sample Head Over Heels In Love With You — Don Gibson PPKM-0004 Bullet Bear Family CD 16991 (#28)
    Non-pertinent Label shot It Was Worth It All — Don Gibson PPKM-0003  
Original LPs
 
 
RCA Victor (N.J.)  lp cut 
Auction history
No rating Song sample Bad Bad Day — Don Gibson   Bullet Bear Family LP 15097 (#5)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16991 (#7)
    No rating Song sample Big Hearted Me — Don Gibson    
    No rating Song sample I Can't Leave — Don Gibson   Bullet Bear Family LP 15089 (#4)
    No rating Song sample If You Don't Know It — Don Gibson   Bullet Bear Family LP 15089 (#8)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16991 (#10)
Bullet CCL LP 1107 (#3)
    No rating Song sample My Hands Are Tied — Don Gibson   Bullet Bear Family CD 16991 (#27)
    No rating Song sample Sweet Sweet Girl — Don Gibson   Bullet Bear Family LP 15089 (#13)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16991 (#2)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6006 (#23)
Bullet CCL LP 1107 (#2)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 098 (#43)
    No rating Song sample Why Don't You Love Me — Don Gibson   Bullet Bear Family CD 16991 (#25)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1979Lonely (France) 2219LPLet's Go Rockabilly
1981MGM (England) (England) 2354 147LPMGM Rockabilly Collection, Vol. 2
1982Bear Family (Germany) BFX 15089LPRockin' Rollin' Don Gibson
Bear Family (Germany) BFX 15097LPRockin' Rollin' Don Gibson
1993Big Tone (England) BT 5713CDMGM Rockabillies, Vol. 2
2007Rev-Ola Bandstand (England) CR REV 21CDCountry Goes Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 3: Rural Royalty
2008Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16991CDDon Rocks / Don Gibson
2011Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 098CDSassy Sugar: The Pure Essence Of Nashville Rock & Roll
year?Big Tone BTCD 6006CDRCA Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Buddha LC 00316CDRCA Country Legends / Don Gibson
CCL (Germany) 1107LPRockin' Rollin' Gibson / Don Gibson
Smith & Co. SCCD 1197CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 4


Acknowledgments:  Jimmy Bradner, CMF Library, Marc Coulavin, Udo Frank, Robert Guyot, Penny Hall, Bob Halverson, Bernd Hermoneit, Adam Komorowski, No Hit Records, Peter Staehli, Don Stilton, Adriaan Sturm, Uncle Gil, Frank Vennix, Wolfgang Weissbrodt, Bjorn Witlox, highnumbers


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