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Gordon, Curtis

Born 1928 in Moultrie, Ga. A regular on the Dixie Barn Dance (WKAB, Mobile, Ala.) in 1953. Stationed at Fort McPherson, Ga., in 1956. Died in 2004.

References:

  • Feature article and discography in issue 6 (1983) of Roll Street Journal.
  • Article in issue 146 (1995) of Now Dig This.
Artist image
Source: Jim Hilmar

Original Releases

Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1952/Dec. 20
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-5062 
Auction history
No rating You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet — Curtis Gordon E4VW-7674 Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#6)
Bullet Chief CD 1156520 (#17)
Bullet Detour LP 008 (#14)
    No rating Label shot The Greatest Sin — Curtis Gordon E2VW-7671 Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#31)
1953/Mar. 7
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-5182 
Auction history
No rating Label shot What's A Little Pride — Curtis Gordon E2VW-7672 Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#32)
    No rating Label shot If You Tell Me One More Lie — Curtis Gordon E2VW-7673 Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#23)
1953/July 4
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-5356 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Rompin' And Stompin' — Curtis Gordon E3VW-0643 Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#1)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6005 (#14)
Bullet Chief CD 1156504 (#1)
Bullet Coast To Coast CD 001 (#19)
Bullet Lucky CD 808 (#11)
Bullet Redita [1st series] LP 112 (#13)
Bullet Redita [2nd series] LP 112 (#13)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Rocky Road Of Love — Curtis Gordon E3VW-0644 Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#27)
Bullet Chief CD 1156502 (#3)
1953/Oct. 10
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-5461 
Auction history
No rating Label shot I Just Don't Love You Anymore — Curtis Gordon E3VW-0641 Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#28)
    No rating Label shot Where'd Ja Get So Much Of — Curtis Gordon E3VW-0642 Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#34)
1953/Dec. 19
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-5550 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Tell 'Em No — Curtis Gordon E3VW-2262 Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#17)
    No rating Label shot Little Bo-Peep — Curtis Gordon E3VW-2264 Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#20)
1954/Mar. 20
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-5639 
Auction history
No rating I'd Do It For You — Curtis Gordon   Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#11)
Bullet Orbit CD 5906 (#21)
    No rating You Crazy, Crazy Moon — Curtis Gordon   Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#33)
1954/June 12
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-5760 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Caffeine And Nicotine — Curtis Gordon E4VW-3650 Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#3)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16864 (#13)
Bullet Blazon CD 2002 (#6)
Bullet Detour LP 008 (#9)
Bullet Orbit CD 5908 (#21)
    No rating Label shot Divided Heart — Curtis Gordon E4VW-3648 Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#24)
Bullet Orbit CD 5908 (#24)
1954/Sept.
(Bb est.)
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-5818 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Baby, Baby Me — Curtis Gordon E4-VW-3649 Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#25)
Bullet Orbit CD 5910 (#12)
    No rating Label shot I'd Like To Tell You — Curtis Gordon E4-VW-3647 Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#21)
1955/Feb. 5
Bb c&w rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  70538-X45
Auction history
No rating Label shot Song sample Don't Trade — Curtis Gordon And His Western Band YW7674 Bullet Bear Family LP 15181 (#15)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#15)
    No rating Label shot Chopsticks Mambo — Curtis Gordon And His Western Band YW7675  
1955/Aug. 13
Bb c&w rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  70648-X45
Auction history
No rating Label shot Song sample Baby, Please Come Home — Curtis Gordon YW7733 Bullet Bear Family LP 15181 (#10)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#5)
Bullet Cactus CD Merc. 1 (#12)
    No rating Blue Lifetime — Curtis Gordon    
1955/Oct. 1
Bb c&w rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  70708x45
Auction history
No rating Label shot Our Secret Rendezvous — Curtis Gordon And His Western Band YW7732  
    No rating Label shot ( You're A) Girl With A Future — Curtis Gordon And His Western Band YW7720  
1956/Feb.
(Bb est.)
Mercury (Ill.)  70791X45
Auction history
No rating Label shot Song sample Too Young To Know — Curtis Gordon YW7805 Bullet Bear Family LP 15181 (#12)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#9)
    No rating Label shot Hello, Old Broken Heart — Curtis Gordon YW7803  
1956/May 5
Bb c&w rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  70861X45
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Draggin' — Curtis Gordon YW12691 Bullet Bear Family LP 15181 (#1)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16101 (#9)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#4)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5704 (#15)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6002 (#4)
Bullet Chief CD 1156501 (#2)
Bullet Club PR LP 005 (#3)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 017 (#5)
Bullet Fed CD 01 (#14)
Bullet Fed EP 04 (#3)
Bullet Lucky CD 803 (#10)
Bullet Mercury (England) LP 6463 084 (#14)
Bullet Mustang CD 5 (#4)
Bullet Pan American CD 56006 (#16)
Bullet Philips LP 6336 257 (#15)
Bullet Presto CD 1 (#5)
Bullet Presto CD 406 (#10)
Bullet Rhino CD 73346 (#75)
Bullet Sleazy CD 03 (#4)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1125 (#9)
Bullet Star-Club CD 506010 (#16)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Mobile, Alabama — Curtis Gordon YW12694 Bullet Bear Family LP 15181 (#4)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16101 (#17)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#7)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6001 (#30)
Bullet Chief CD 1156507 (#1)
Bullet Club PR LP 003 (#1)
Bullet Mustang CD 1 (#21)
Bullet Presto CD 1 (#25)
Bullet Redita [1st series] LP 112 (#14)
Bullet Redita [2nd series] LP 112 (#14)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1125 (#38)
1956/Sept. 1
Bb c&w rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  70933X45
Auction history
Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Play The Music Louder — Curtis Gordon YW12669 Bullet Bear Family LP 15181 (#9)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#2)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6002 (#25)
Bullet Chief CD 1156510 (#23)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Hey, Mr. Sorrow — Curtis Gordon YW12667 Bullet Bear Family LP 15181 (#16)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#18)
1957/Jan. 26
Bb c&w rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  71037X45
Auction history
No rating Label shot Song sample So Tired Of Crying — Curtis Gordon YW14696 Bullet Bear Family LP 15181 (#11)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#8)
Bullet Official CD 5055 (#10)
    No rating Label shot I Know My Baby's Gone — Curtis Gordon YW14697  
1957/Apr. 29
Bb c&w rev.
Mercury-Starday (Ill.)  71097x45
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Sittin' On Top — Curtis Gordon YW12693 Bullet Bear Family LP 15181 (#3)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16101 (#25)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#10)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5704 (#16)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6001 (#26)
Bullet Chief CD 1156505 (#2)
Bullet Club PR LP 002 (#3)
Bullet Lucky CD 803 (#13)
Bullet Mercury (England) LP 6463 084 (#15)
Bullet Mustang CD 6 (#4)
Bullet Philips LP 6336 257 (#16)
Bullet Presto CD 1 (#52)
Bullet Sleazy CD 01 (#24)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1145 (#22)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Out To Win Your Heart — Curtis Gordon YW14718 Bullet Bear Family LP 15181 (#13)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#14)
1957/May 27
Bb c&w rev.
Mercury-Starday (Ill.)  71121x45
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Cry, Cry — Curtis Gordon YW14774 Bullet Bear Family LP 15181 (#5)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#19)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Sixteen — Curtis Gordon YW14775 Bullet Bear Family LP 15181 (#6)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#22)
1957/Sept. 9
Bb c&w rev.
Mercury-Starday (Ill.)  71183x45
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample I Wouldn't — Curtis Gordon YW14777 Bullet Bear Family LP 15181 (#8)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#29)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Please Baby Please — Curtis Gordon YW14776 Bullet Bear Family LP 15181 (#7)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#26)
1961/Mar. 20
Bb c&w rev.
Dollie (Tenn.) DR-3267 
(pressed by RCA)
Auction history
No rating Label shot Oh Lonely Heart — Curtis Gordon M8OW-3268 Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#30)
Bullet Gee Dee Music CD 270110-2 (#6)
    No rating Label shot Each Time You Go — Curtis Gordon M8OW-3267 Bullet Gee Dee Music CD 270110-2 (#5)
1962/May
BMI clear.
Dollie (Tenn.)  10050 
(pressed by Columbia)
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample From Memphis To New Orleans — Curtis Gordon ZTSB 83008 Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#16)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55177 (#30)
Bullet Gee Dee Music CD 270110-2 (#8)
    Non-pertinent Label shot For The Last Time — Curtis Gordon ZTSB 83007 Bullet Gee Dee Music CD 270110-2 (#7)
Unissued Tracks
 
 
Mercury (Ill.)  uniss.  No rating Song sample One Blue Moon, One Broken Heart — Curtis Gordon   Bullet Bear Family LP 15181 (#14)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#12)
    Pertinent Song sample Rock Roll Jump And Jive — Curtis Gordon   Bullet Bear Family LP 15181 (#2)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#13)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6002 (#31)
Bullet Chief CD 1156509 (#24)
Bullet Club LP 001 (#6)
Bullet Mustang CD 3 (#6)
Bullet Presto CD 3 (#17)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1170 (#22)
Need Information
 
 
[need info]     No rating My Broken Heart Still Knows — Curtis Gordon   Bullet Gee Dee Music CD 270110-2 (#4)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1975Philips (England) 6336 257LPMercury Rockabillies
Redita [1st series] (Netherlands) 112LPI Want A Rock & Roll Guitar
1980Redita [2nd series] (Netherlands) 112LPI Want A Rock & Roll Guitar
1981Mercury (England) (England) 6463 084LPMercury Rockabillies
1985Bear Family (Germany) BFX 15181LPRock, Roll, Jump, And Jive / Curtis Gordon
1988Detour (England) 33- 008LPHillbilly Houn' Dawgs & Honky Tonk Angels
1992Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156501CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 1
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156502CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 2
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156504CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 4
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156505CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 5
1993Big Tone (England) BT 5704CDMercury Rockabillies [And] Louisiana Rock 'N' Roll
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156507CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 7
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156509CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 9
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156510CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 10
Club (England) 001LPGrab This And Dance, Vol. 1
1994Club PR (England) PRLP- 002LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Club PR (England) PRLP- 003LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 3
1995Club PR (England) PRLP- 005LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 5
Gee Dee Music (Germany) GD 270110-2CDNashville Rockabilly And Country: From The Vaults Of Jed & Dollie Records
Star-Club (Sweden) 506010CDRockin' Rollin' Wheelin'
1996Lucky (England) CDLR 803CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 3
Lucky (England) CDLR 808CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 8
1997Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156520CDUltra Rare Hillbilly Boogie, Vol. 1
1998Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16101CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 11 (Mercury)
Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16253CDPlay The Music Louder / Curtis Gordon
2001Mustang MUST 3CDLet's Go Boppin' Tonight
2003Official (United States) OFF-CD 5055CDMercury Hillbilly
2005Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55177CDStep Out
2006Rhino (United States) 73346CDRockin' Bones: '50s Punk & Rockabilly
2007Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16864CDGonna Shake This Shack Tonight!
Sleazy RAB 01CDRockabilly Race: 25 Pure Rockabilly Tracks, Vol. 1
Sleazy RAB 03CDRockabilly Race: 25 Pure Rockabilly Tracks, Vol. 3
Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 1125CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!
2008Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 1145CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 2
2009Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 017CDGood Rockin' Tonight: Red Hot Rockabilly
year?Big Tone BTCD 6001CDMercury Rockabilly, Vol. 1
Big Tone BTCD 6002CDMercury Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Big Tone BTCD 6005CDRCA Rockabilly, Vol. 1
Blazon (United States) 2002CDSizzling Hillbilly, Vol. 2
Cactus (United States) Merc. 1CDMercury Hillbilly
Coast To Coast CCCD- 001CDCoast To Coast Rockabilly: 30 Original American Recordings
Fed (Norway) 01CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 1
Fed (Norway) 04EPuntitled
Mustang MUST 1CDScratchin' On My Screen
Mustang MUST 5CDBig Boy Rock
Mustang MUST 6CDSaturday Jump
Orbit (United States) 5906CDRock N Roll Dance Party, Vol. 6
Orbit (United States) 5908CDRock N Roll Dance Party, Vol. 8
Orbit (United States) 5910CDRock N Roll Dance Party, Vol. 10
Pan American (Switzerland) 56006CDI Need A Man
Presto Vol. 1CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 1
Presto Vol. 3CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 3
Presto DBL CD 406CDBig Bad Hot-Rod Drag & Real Rockin' Roadster Music
Smith & Co. SCCD 1170CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 3


Acknowledgments:  Bear Family catalog, CMF Library, Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Rob Karman, Pasi Koskela, Tom Krajina, Tom Lincoln, Gerd Miller, No Hit Records, Rockabilly Ranch, Tomohiro Sakamoto, Mark Seganish


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