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Grayzell, Rudy

Real name Rudy Jiminez Grayzell. Born 1933 in Saspamco, Texas.

References:

  • Feature article and sessionography in issue 29 (1988) of New Kommotion.
  • Feature article and sessionography in issue 46 (1992) of Rockin' Fifties.
  • Feature article and sessionography in issue 55 (1993) 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/Sept. 19
Bb c&w rev.
Abbott (Calif.)  145-45 Non-pertinent Label shot Looking At The Moon And Wishing On A Star — Rudy Grayzell a Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#29)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#21)
Bullet Stomper Time EP 2 (#4)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#1)
    Non-pertinent Label shot The Heart That Once Was Mine — Rudy Grayzell b Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#6)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#25)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#2)
1953/Nov. 14
Bb c&w rev.
Abbott (Calif.)  147-45 Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample I'm Gone Again — Rudy Grayzell With Louisiana Hayride Band b Bullet Cactus CD Abbott 1 (#23)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#27)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#18)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#4)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Bonita Chiquita — Rudy Grayzell With Louisiana Hayride Band a Bullet Cactus CD Abbott 1 (#9)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#8)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#1)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#3)
1954/Mar. 27
Bb c&w rev.
Abbott (Calif.)  157-45 Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample It Ain't My Baby (And I Ain't Gonna Rock It) — Rudy Grayzell With Louisiana Hayride Band a Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#12)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#3)
Bullet Pan American CD 56013 (#2)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#62)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#5)
Bullet Wendi LP 00010 (#4)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Ocean Paradise — Rudy Grayzell With Louisiana Hayride Band b Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#25)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#2)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#110)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#6)
1954/Oct. 16
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F2946  Pertinent Label shot Song sample There's Gonna Be A Ball — Rudy Gray 45-12940 Bullet Bear Family CD 15624 (#12)
Bullet Cat CD 1035 (#19)
Bullet Disky CD 885702 (#25)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#19)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#23)
Bullet One Day Music CD 142 (#2)
Bullet Orbit CD 5910 (#14)
Bullet Pan American CD 56004 (#21)
Bullet Starday LP 1321 (#15)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#7)
Bullet True Blue Rockabilly CD 001 (#11)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Hearts Made Of Stone — Rudy Gray 45-12963 Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#15)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#5)
Bullet Pan American CD 56031 (#8)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#116)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#8)
1955/Feb. 26
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3044  Pertinent Label shot Song sample You Better Believe It — Rudy Gray 45-12950 Bullet Big Tone CD 6004 (#3)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#21)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#24)
Bullet One Day Music CD 142 (#26)
Bullet Rev-Ola Bandstand CD 170 (#12)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#10)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Ca-Razy — Rudy Gray 45-12964 Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#16)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#9)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#9)
1955/June 11
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3149  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Please, Big Mama — Rudy Gray 45-13447 Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#20)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#11)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#51)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#11)
    Non-pertinent Label shot My Spirit Is Willing — Rudy Gray 45-13446 Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#24)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#12)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#12)
1956/Mar. 17
Bb c&w rev.
Starday (Tenn.) 45-229  Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample The Moon Is Up (The Stars Are Out) — Rudy Grayzell 2399 Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#7)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#19)
Bullet Pan American CD 56012 (#1)
Bullet Starday LP 1321 (#13)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#13)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Day By Day — Rudy Grayzell 2400 Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#17)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#16)
Bullet Starday LP 1321 (#14)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#14)
1956/May 5
Bb c&w rev.
Starday (Tenn.) 45-241  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Duck Tail — Rudy "Tutti" Grayzell 2434 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55197 (#1)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#2)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#8)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 145 (#11)
Bullet Fed CD 10 (#31)
Bullet Gusto LP 5017X (#3)
Bullet Presto CD 2 (#44)
Bullet SD LP 830 (#1)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1145 (#42)
Bullet Starday LP 1321 (#3)
Bullet Stomper Time EP 2 (#1)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#15)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 931 (#3)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample You're Gone — Rudy "Tutti" Grayzell 2435 Bullet Club LP 025 (#1)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#18)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#7)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 145 (#15)
Bullet Fed CD 09 (#10)
Bullet Mustang CD 3 (#24)
Bullet Pan American CD 56011 (#14)
Bullet Presto CD 6 (#4)
Bullet SD LP 830 (#2)
Bullet Starday LP 1321 (#4)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#16)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 931 (#6)
1956/Nov. 3
Bb c&w rev.
Starday (Tenn.) 45-270  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Jig-Ga-Lee-Ga — Rudy "Tutti" Grayzell And The Imperials 2488 Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#14)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#15)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 145 (#29)
Bullet Gusto LP 5017X (#12)
Bullet SD LP 830 (#3)
Bullet Starday LP 1321 (#5)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#17)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 931 (#24)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample You Hurt Me So — Rudy "Tutti" Grayzell And The Imperials 2487 Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#28)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#6)
Bullet Starday LP 1321 (#6)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#18)
1957/June 24
Bb c&w rev.
Mercury-Starday (Ill.)  71138x45 Pertinent Song sample Let's Get Wild — Rudy Grayzell YW14964 Bullet Bear Family CD 16101 (#12)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6002 (#7)
Bullet Club WWR LP 002 (#2)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#3)
Bullet One Day Music CD 147 (#4)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1197 (#70)
Bullet Starday LP 1321 (#1)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#25)
    No rating I Love You So — Rudy Grayzell YW14963 Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#26)
Bullet Starday LP 1321 (#2)
1957/Sept.
(Bb est.)
Starday (Tenn.) 45-321  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Let's Get Wild — Rudy "Tutti" Grayzell 2627 Bullet Ace CD 704 (#1)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#10)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 145 (#45)
Bullet Gusto LP 5031X (#9)
Bullet Lucky CD 602 (#2)
Bullet SD LP 830 (#4)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#19)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 931 (#14)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample I Love You So — Rudy "Tutti" Grayzell 2626 Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#14)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#20)
1958/May 26
Bb pop rev.
Sun (Tenn.)  290  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Judy — Rudy Grayzell U-295 Bullet Castle Pulse CD 355 (#26)
Bullet Charly CD 713 (#56)
Bullet Charly CD 8274 (#15)
Bullet Charly CD 8352 (#8)
Bullet Charly LP 30116 (#15)
Bullet Disky CD 03 (#25)
Bullet Disky CD 5202 (#25)
Bullet Emusic/Charly MP 11312766 (#8)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#1)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#20)
Bullet NME LP 5 (#7)
Bullet Pan American CD 56036 (#14)
Bullet SSS LP 224 (#11)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1170 (#26)
Bullet Starday LP 1321 (#8)
Bullet Sun 10 803 (#3)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 14 (#8)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1035 (#3)
Bullet Sunjay CD 70601 (#22)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#22)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample I Think Of You — Rudy Grayzell U-294 Bullet Disky CD 06 (#47)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#4)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#13)
Bullet Starday LP 1321 (#10)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 14 (#7)
Bullet Sunjay CD 70601 (#24)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#23)
1959/July 20
Bb pop rev.
Award (Calif.) AW129/30 Pertinent Label shot Song sample F-B-I Story — Rudy Grayzell And His Thunderbirds Accompanied By The Sparkles AW 129 Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#5)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#4)
Bullet Pan American CD 56038 (#16)
Bullet Starday LP 1321 (#11)
Bullet Stomper Time EP 2 (#2)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#27)
    Pertinent Label shot You'll Be Mine — Rudy Grayzell And His Thunderbirds Accompanied By The Sparkles AW 130 Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#22)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#22)
Bullet Starday LP 1321 (#12)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#28)
Unissued Tracks
1957
(Sun Rec.)
Sun (Tenn.)  uniss.  No rating I Won't Be The Fool — Rudy Grayzell   Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#11)
Bullet Sunjay CD 70601 (#26)
    Pertinent Remember When — Rudy Grayzell   Bullet Charly CD 8137 (#27)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#13)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12791524 (#17)
Bullet Sunjay CD 70601 (#25)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#26)
1958
 
Sun (Tenn.)  uniss.  No rating Judy [alt. vers.] — Rudy Grayzell   Bullet Charly CD 8118 (#20)
Bullet Starday LP 1321 (#9)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1029 (#2)
Bullet Sunjay CD 70601 (#23)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#24)
Need Information
 
 
[need info]     No rating Let's Get Wild [alt vers.] — Rudy Grayzell   Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#21)

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1973SSS (Netherlands) HJS 224LPRocking & Stomping
1977Charly (England) CR 30116LPSun - The Roots Of Rock, Vol. 9: Rebel Rockabilly, Vol. 2
1979Gusto (United States) 5017XLPDixie Starday Rockabillys, Vol. 1
Gusto (United States) 5031XLPDixie Starday Rockabilly's, Vol. 2
1980Wendi (Australia) LP 00010LPIt's Called Rock And Roll
1985Sun (England) (England) SUN 1029LPShake Around
1986Sun (England) (England) LP 1035LPSunset Special
1987NME (England) PRO 5LPI Dreamt I Was Elvis
1988Starday 1321LPLet's Get Wild / Rudy Grayzell
1991SD (Germany) 830LPLet's Get Wild
Sun (England) (England) 14CDRock 'N' Roll Originals, Vol. 5
1993Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15624CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 3
Texas Gold (Netherlands) TG 931CDThe Starday Story, Vol. 1
1994Cat (Netherlands) 1035CDCalling All Rock 'N' Roll Collectors, Vol. 3
1995Club WWR (Spain) WWRLP 002LPWild Wild Rockin', Vol. 2
1996Charly (England) MID 8118CDEssential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 2
TRG (Netherlands) 505 106CDDucktail / Rudy Grayzell
1997Charly (England) CPCD 8274CDThe Very Best Of Sun Rockabilly
1998Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16101CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 11 (Mercury)
Charly (England) CPCD 8137CDUnissued Sun Masters
Sunjay (Sweden) 70601CDThe Legendary Sun Artists
1999Ace (England) CDCHD 704CDStarday-Dixie Rockabilly, Vol. 1
Charly (England) CPCD 8352CDEssential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 6
Disky (Netherlands) DC- 885702CDA Capitol Rockabilly Party, Part 1
2001Mustang MUST 3CDLet's Go Boppin' Tonight
2002Charly (England) SNAJ 713CDThe Sun Records Story
2003Presto Vol. 2CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 2
2006Emusic/Charly (United States) 11312766MPEssential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 6
Proper (England) PROPERBOX 103CDFrom Boppin' Hillbilly To Red Hot Rockabilly
Rev-Ola Bandstand (England) CR REV 170CDCountry Goes Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 2: The New Breed
2008Pan American (Switzerland) 56031CDHigh Heels
Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 1145CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 2
2009Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55197CDDirty Feeling
Pan American (Switzerland) 56036CDLove Is My Business
Pan American (Switzerland) 56038CDMy Kind Of Women
2011Emusic/Rock-A-Billy (United States) 12691427MPRockabilly Classics / Rudy Grayzell
Emusic/Rock-A-Billy (United States) 12791524MPRockabilly & Hillbilly Showdown / Rudy Grayzell
One Day Music (England) DAY2CD 142CDEssential Rockabilly: The Capitol Story
2012Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 145CDIt's Saturday Night!: Starday-Dixie Rockabilly 1955-1961
One Day Music (England) DAY2CD 147CDEssential Rockabilly: The Mercury Story
year?Big Tone (England) BTCD 6002CDMercury Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Big Tone (England) BTCD 6004CDCapitol Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Cactus (United States) Abbott 1CDAbbott Hillbilly
Castle Pulse (England) PBXCD 355CDRock Baby Rock It: Record Hop Rock And Roll
Club (Spain) 025LPGrab This And Dance, Vol. 25
Disky (Netherlands) Memphis 03CDThe Ultimate Memphis Rockabilly Collection, Vol. 1
Disky (Netherlands) Memphis 06CDThe Ultimate Memphis Rock 'N' Roll Collection, Vol. 2
Disky DCD 5202CDUlitmate Sun Rockabilly Collection
Fed (Sweden) 09CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 9
Fed (Sweden) 10CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 10
Lucky (England) CDLR 602CDRock Rock-Ola, Vol. 2
Orbit (United States) 5910CDRock N Roll Dance Party, Vol. 10
Pan American (Switzerland) 56004CDTwo Timin' Woman
Pan American (Switzerland) 56011CDSugar Doll
Pan American (Switzerland) 56012CDPrimitive Love
Pan American (Switzerland) 56013CDLovin' Honey
Presto Vol. 6CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 6
Smith & Co. SCCD 1170CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 3
Smith & Co. SCCD 1197CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 4
Stomper Time (England) STEP 2EPRudy Grayzell Sings 'Duck Tail' And Other Hits
Sun LP- 80310Sun Country Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 3
True Blue Rockabilly TBR 001CDTrue Blue Rockabilly, Vol. 1


Acknowledgments:  CMF Library, Scott Cheesebrew, Marc Coulavin, Emusic, Fifties Fever, Udo Frank, Pasi Koskela, Lasse Olander, Rockabilly Ranch, Joe Wajgel, Bjorn Witlox, eBay


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