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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  No rating Label shot 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  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  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 One Day Music CD 155 (#9)
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  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  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  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  No rating Label shot Song sample 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  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 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.)  70648X45 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 Label shot Blue Lifetime — Curtis Gordon YW7721  
1955/Oct. 1
Bb c&w rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  70708x45 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 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 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 Not Now Music CD 346 (#6)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 504 (#1)
Bullet One Day Music CD 147 (#8)
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 Not Now Music CD 066 (#14)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 346 (#48)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 375 (#24)
Bullet One Day Music CD 147 (#33)
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 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 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 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 One Day Music CD 147 (#21)
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 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 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)
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)
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 One Day Music CD 147 (#17)
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 (Spain) 001LPGrab This And Dance, Vol. 1
1994Club PR (Spain) PRLP- 002LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Club PR (Spain) PRLP- 003LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 3
1995Club PR (Spain) 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) R2 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
2010Not Now Music NOT2CD 346CDReal Raw Rockabilly
Not Now Music NOT2CD 375CDRed Hot Rockabilly
2011Not Now Music NOT3CD 066CDRoyal Rockabilly Flush
2012One Day Music (England) DAY2CD 147CDEssential Rockabilly: The Mercury Story
One Day Music (England) DAY2CD 155CDEssential Rockabilly: The RCA Story
2013Not Now Music NOT2CD 504CDHot Rod Rockabilly
year?Big Tone (England) BTCD 6001CDMercury Rockabilly, Vol. 1
Big Tone (England) BTCD 6002CDMercury Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Big Tone (England) 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 (Sweden) 01CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 1
Fed (Sweden) 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, Scott Cheesebrew, 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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