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James, Sonny

Real name James Loden. Born 1929 in Hackleburg, Ala. A regular on the Big D Jamboree (KRLD, Dallas, Texas).

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Original Releases

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Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1955/Aug. 6
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3198  [45] No rating Let's Go Bunny Huggin'
Sonny James
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45-13761 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#20)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6003 (#27)
    No rating Too Much
Sonny James
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45-13763  
1956/Feb. 25
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3357  [45] No rating For Rent (One Empty Heart)
Sonny James
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45-14548 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#2)
Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#5)
Bullet Razor & Tie CD 2150 (#2)
    No rating My Stolen Love
Sonny James
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45-14545  
1956/June 2
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3441  [45] Pertinent Twenty Feet Of Muddy Water
Sonny James
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(from 45)
45-15370 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#7)
    Borderline All Mixed Up
Sonny James
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45-15371  
1956/Sept. 29
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3542  [45] No rating The Cat Came Back
Sonny James
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45-15797 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#3)
Bullet Capitol (France) LP 85345/6 (#16)
Bullet Pan American CD 56019 (#9)
    No rating Hello Old Broken Heart
Sonny James
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45-15781  
1956/Nov. 24
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3602  [45] Pertinent Young Love
Sonny James, The Southern Gentleman
Label shot
(from 45)
45-16003 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#1)
Bullet Century CD [3] (#24)
Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#1)
Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#1)
Bullet Razor & Tie CD 2150 (#3)
    Non-pertinent You're The Reason I'm In Love
Sonny James, The Southern Gentleman
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(from Bear Family CD 16679)
45-16002 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#4)
Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#2)
Bullet Razor & Tie CD 2150 (#4)
1957/Mar. 9
Bb pop rev.
Capitol (Calif.)  3674  [78] No rating First Date, First Kiss, First Love
Sonny James
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    No rating Speak To Me
Sonny James
   
1957/Mar. 9
Bb pop rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3674  [45] Pertinent First Date, First Kiss, First Love
Sonny James
Label shot
(from 45)
45-16649 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#10)
Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#14)
Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#3)
Bullet Razor & Tie CD 2150 (#5)
    Non-pertinent Speak To Me
Sonny James
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45-16650 Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#4)
1957/June 10
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3734  [45] No rating Lovesick Blues
Sonny James, The Southern Gentleman
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45-16871 Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#17)
    No rating Dear Love
Sonny James, The Southern Gentleman
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45-16870  
1957/Sept. 9
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3792  [45] Pertinent A Mighty Lovable Man
Sonny James, The Southern Gentleman
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(from 45)
45-17408 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#8)
Bullet Capitol (France) LP 85029/30 (#12)
Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#8)
Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#5)
Bullet GVC CD 2018 (#26)
Bullet Pan American CD 56013 (#19)
Bullet Tops CD 1510 (#18)
    Pertinent ( Love Came, Love Saw) Love Conquered
Sonny James, The Southern Gentleman
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(from 45)
45-17409 Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#6)
1957/Nov. 11
Bb pop rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3840  [45] Pertinent Uh-Huh-Mm
Sonny James
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(from 45)
45-17710 Bullet Be-Bop LP 0100 (#11)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#6)
Bullet Capitol (France) LP 85029/30 (#11)
Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#3)
Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#7)
Bullet Disky CD 885772 (#10)
Bullet Mustang CD 16 (#24)
Bullet Razor & Tie CD 2150 (#6)
    Pertinent Why Can't They Remember?
Sonny James
Label shot
(from 45)
45-17712 Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#8)
1958/Feb. 3
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3888  [45] Pertinent Kathaleen
Sonny James With Bob Bain's Music
Label shot
(from 45)
45-18220 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#12)
Bullet Beaver LP 3309 (#14)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6004 (#5)
Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#10)
Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#10)
    Pertinent Walk To The Dance
Sonny James With Bob Bain's Music
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45-18219 Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#16)
Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#9)
1958/Apr. 21
Bb pop rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3962  [45] No rating Let's Play Love
Sonny James
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45-18222 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#14)
Bullet Beaver LP 3312 (#4)
Bullet Blend CD 6 (#12)
Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#4)
Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#12)
Bullet Tops CD 1510 (#16)
    No rating Are You Mine
Sonny James
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45-18221 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#13)
Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#11)
Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#11)
1958/July 21
Bb pop rev.
Capitol (Calif.)  4020  [78] No rating You Got That Touch
Sonny James
   
    No rating I Can See It In Your Eyes
Sonny James
   
1958/July 21
Bb pop rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F4020  [45] Pertinent You Got That Touch
Sonny James
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(from 45)
45-19483 Bullet Big Tone CD 6004 (#28)
Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#9)
Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#14)
Bullet Disky CD 885772 (#26)
Bullet See For Miles LP 98 (#17)
Bullet Tops CD 1510 (#14)
    Non-pertinent I Can See It In Your Eyes
Sonny James
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45-19482 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#18)
Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#13)
1958/Oct. 20
Bb pop rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F4066  [45] No rating Let Me Be The One To Love You
Sonny James
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45-30081 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#27)
Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#16)
    No rating I Can't Stay Away From You
Sonny James
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45-30080 Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#15)
1959/Jan. 19
Bb pop rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F4127  [45] Pertinent Dream Big
Sonny James
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(from 45)
45-30570 Bullet Classics CD 738 (#13)
Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#18)
    Pertinent Yo-Yo
Sonny James
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(from 45)
45-30569 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#24)
Bullet Classics CD 729 (#15)
Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#7)
Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#17)
Bullet Tops CD 1510 (#17)
1959/Apr. 6
Bb pop rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F4178  [45]
Cover shot
Pertinent Talk Of The School
Sonny James With The Eligibles
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(from 45)
45-31267 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#26)
Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#15)
Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#19)
    Non-pertinent The Table
Sonny James With The Eligibles
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45-31278  
1959/June 15
Bb pop rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F4229  [45] Pertinent Pure Love
Sonny James
Label shot
(from 45)
45-31277 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#29)
Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#6)
Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#21)
Bullet Doghouse CD 003 (#17)
Bullet Tops CD 1510 (#15)
    Borderline This Love Of Mine
Sonny James
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45-31268 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#28)
Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#20)
1960/Mar. 14
Bb pop rev.
NRC (Ga.) NRC-050  [45] Non-pertinent Jenny Lou
Sonny James (The Southern Gentleman)
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(from 45)
S-606 Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#19)
    Non-pertinent Passin' Through
Sonny James (The Southern Gentleman)
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(from 45)
S-607  
1961/Feb. 27
Bb pop rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-7858  [45] No rating Apache
Sonny James
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(from Teen Beat CD 353)
M2WW-0545 Bullet Bear Family LP 15111 (#13)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#30)
Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#20)
Bullet Teen Beat CD 353 (#14)
    No rating Magnetism
Sonny James
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M2WW-0544  
1961/Feb.
(Bb est.)
RCA Victor (N.J.) 37-7858  [45] No rating Apache
Sonny James
Label shot
M2WW-0545  
    No rating Magnetism
Sonny James
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M2WW-0544  
1961/July 24
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-7919  [45] No rating Hey Little Ducky
Sonny James
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M2WW-0824 Bullet Bear Family LP 15111 (#12)
    No rating Innocent Angel
Sonny James
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M2WW-0823 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#31)
Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#21)
1962/Aug. 4
Bb pop rev.
Dot (Calif.) 45-16381  [45] No rating Just One More Lie
Sonny James
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MB-17034 Bullet ABC (Germany) LP 28 082 ET (#3)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#33)
    No rating A Mile And A Quarter
Sonny James
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MB-17033  
1963/May
on label or cover
Capitol (Calif.)  4969  [45]
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No rating The Minute You're Gone
Sonny James
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45-38381 Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#24)
    No rating Gold And Silver
Sonny James
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45-38380  
1963/Sept.
(est.)
Capitol (Calif.)  5057  [45] No rating Bad Day's A'Comin'
Sonny James
  Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#26)
    No rating Going Through The Motions (Of Living)
Sonny James
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45-39712  
1965/Nov.
(Bb est.)
Capitol (Calif.)  5536  [45]
Cover shot
No rating Just Ask Your Heart
Sonny James "The Southern Gentleman"
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45-51591 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#16)
    No rating True Love's A Blessing
Sonny James "The Southern Gentleman"
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45-52046  
 
 
[unissued]     [unissued] No rating Let's Make Up
Sonny James
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16607 (#13)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#23)
    No rating Sweet Thing
Sonny James
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16339 (#20)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#22)
 
 
[need info]     [ ] No rating Are You Lonesome Tonight
Sonny James
  Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#25)
    No rating Baby You Melt My Heart
Sonny James
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#11)
    No rating Beg Your Pardon
Sonny James
  Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#13)
    No rating Can't Get Over Missin' You
Sonny James
(from Bear Family CD 16679)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#17)
    No rating Climb Up The Ladder Of Love
Sonny James
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#15)
    No rating Dance Her By Me
Sonny James
  Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#22)
    No rating The Day's Not Over Yet
Sonny James
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#32)
    No rating A Fool Such As I
Sonny James
  Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#2)
    No rating Heartaches
Sonny James
  Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#18)
    No rating How's The World Treating You
Sonny James
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#9)
    No rating I Can't Stop Loving You
Sonny James
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#5)
    No rating I'm Making Time With You
Sonny James
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#19)
    No rating Listen To Your Heart
Sonny James
  Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#23)
    No rating Love Me Like I Am
Sonny James
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#25)
    No rating You Don't Hurt Me Any More
Sonny James
(from Bear Family CD 16679)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#21)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1976ABC (Germany) (Germany) 28 082 ETLPCountry Meets Rock 'N' Roll
1977Capitol (France) (France) 2S 184- 85029/30LPRock And Roll At The Capitol Tower, Vol. 2
1978Capitol (France) (France) 2S 150- 85345/6LPRock And Roll At The Capitol Tower, Vol. 3
1983Bear Family (Germany) BFX 15111LPRockin' Rollin' High School, Vol. 3
1988See For Miles 98LPHollywood Hillbillies
1994Be-Bop (Belgium) BB 0100LPThe Rocking Jiving King, Vol. 1
1995Beaver (Belgium) BLP 3309LPThat's Rock & Roll, Vol. 9
Beaver (Belgium) BLP 3312LPThat's Rock & Roll, Vol. 12
Tops 1510CDRock & Roll USA - High School Hop
1996Doghouse 003CDJive! Jive! Jive!, Vol. 1
1997Blend (Belgium) 6CDBest Of Blend Rock & Roll Collection, Vol. 6
1998Combo F 3602CDThe Sonny Side Of Rock 'N' Roll / Sonny James
Razor & Tie (United States) 2150CDYoung Love: The Classic Hits Of Sonny James
1999Disky (Netherlands) DC- 885772CDA Capitol Rockabilly Party, Part 3
2001Connoisseur Collection (England) COLL 102CDYoung Love & Other Rock 'N' Roll Ballads / Sonny James
2002Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16339CDThe Drugstore's Rockin', Vol. 1
Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16607CDThe Drugstore's Rockin', Vol. 2
2004Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16679CDSonny Rocks / Sonny James
2008GVC 2018CDHollywood Hep Cats
Pan American (Switzerland) 56019CDRed Hot Love
2012Classics (Sweden) 738CDCruisin' Country, Vol. 3
year?Big Tone (England) BTCD 6003CDCapitol Rockabilly, Vol. 1
Big Tone (England) BTCD 6004CDCapitol Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Century (Canada) [3]CDRockabilly Baby
Classics CD 729CDCruisin' Country
Mustang MUST 16CDCat Music
Pan American (Switzerland) 56013CDLovin' Honey
Teen Beat (United States) TB CD 353CDThe Livin' End


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