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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

Discography is not intended to be complete

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1955/Aug. 6
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3198  No rating Label shot Let's Go Bunny Huggin' — Sonny James 45-13761 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#20)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6003 (#27)
    No rating Label shot Too Much — Sonny James 45-13763  
1956/Feb. 25
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3357  No rating Label shot For Rent (One Empty Heart) — Sonny James 45-14548 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#2)
Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#5)
Bullet Razor & Tie CD 2150 (#2)
    No rating Label shot My Stolen Love — Sonny James 45-14545  
1956/June 2
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3441  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Twenty Feet Of Muddy Water — Sonny James 45-15370 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#7)
    Borderline Label shot All Mixed Up — Sonny James 45-15371  
1956/Sept. 29
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3542  No rating Label shot The Cat Came Back — Sonny James 45-15797 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#3)
Bullet Capitol (France) LP 85345/6 (#16)
Bullet Pan American CD 56019 (#9)
    No rating Label shot Hello Old Broken Heart — Sonny James 45-15781  
1956/Nov. 24
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3602  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Young Love — Sonny James, The Southern Gentleman 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 Label shot Song sample You're The Reason I'm In Love — Sonny James, The Southern Gentleman 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.) F3674  Pertinent Label shot Song sample First Date, First Kiss, First Love — Sonny James 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 Label shot Speak To Me — Sonny James 45-16650 Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#4)
1957/June 10
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3734  No rating Label shot Lovesick Blues — Sonny James, The Southern Gentleman 45-16871 Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#17)
    No rating Label shot Dear Love — Sonny James, The Southern Gentleman 45-16870  
1957/Sept. 9
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3792  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Mighty Lovable Man — Sonny James, The Southern Gentleman 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 Label shot Song sample ( Love Came, Love Saw) Love Conquered — Sonny James, The Southern Gentleman 45-17409 Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#6)
1957/Nov. 11
Bb pop rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3840  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Uh-Huh-Mm — Sonny James 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 Label shot Song sample Why Can't They Remember? — Sonny James 45-17712 Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#8)
1958/Feb. 3
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3888  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Kathaleen — Sonny James With Bob Bain's Music 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 Label shot Walk To The Dance — Sonny James With Bob Bain's Music 45-18219 Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#16)
Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#9)
1958/Apr. 21
Bb pop rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3962  No rating Label shot Let's Play Love — Sonny James 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 Label shot Are You Mine — Sonny James 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.) F4020  Pertinent Label shot Song sample You Got That Touch — Sonny James 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 Label shot I Can See It In Your Eyes — Sonny James 45-19482 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#18)
Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#13)
1958/Oct. 20
Bb pop rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F4066  No rating Label shot Let Me Be The One To Love You — Sonny James 45-30081 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#27)
Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#16)
    No rating Label shot I Can't Stay Away From You — Sonny James 45-30080 Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#15)
1959/Jan. 19
Bb pop rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F4127  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Dream Big — Sonny James 45-30570 Bullet Classics CD 738 (#13)
Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#18)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Yo-Yo — Sonny James 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  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Talk Of The School — Sonny James With The Eligibles 45-31267 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#26)
Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#15)
Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#19)
    Non-pertinent Label shot The Table — Sonny James With The Eligibles 45-31278  
1959/June 15
Bb pop rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F4229  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Pure Love — Sonny James 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 Label shot This Love Of Mine — Sonny James 45-31268 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#28)
Bullet Connoisseur Collection CD 102 (#20)
1960/Mar. 14
Bb pop rev.
NRC (Ga.) NRC-050  Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Jenny Lou — Sonny James (The Southern Gentleman) S-606 Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#19)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Passin' Through — Sonny James (The Southern Gentleman) S-607  
1961/Feb. 27
Bb pop rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-7858  No rating Label shot Song sample Apache — Sonny James 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 Label shot Magnetism — Sonny James M2WW-0544  
1961/Feb.
(Bb est.)
RCA Victor (N.J.) 37-7858  No rating Label shot Apache — Sonny James M2WW-0545  
    No rating Label shot Magnetism — Sonny James M2WW-0544  
1961/July 24
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-7919  No rating Label shot Hey Little Ducky — Sonny James M2WW-0824 Bullet Bear Family LP 15111 (#12)
    No rating Label shot Innocent Angel — Sonny James M2WW-0823 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#31)
Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#21)
1962/Aug. 4
Bb pop rev.
Dot (Calif.) 45-16381  No rating Label shot Just One More Lie — Sonny James MB-17034 Bullet ABC (Germany) LP 28 082 ET (#3)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#33)
    No rating Label shot A Mile And A Quarter — Sonny James MB-17033  
1963/May
on label or cover
Capitol (Calif.)  4969  Cover shot No rating Label shot The Minute You're Gone — Sonny James 45-38381 Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#24)
    No rating Label shot Gold And Silver — Sonny James 45-38380  
1963/Sept.
(est.)
Capitol (Calif.)  5057  No rating Bad Day's A'Comin' — Sonny James   Bullet Combo CD 3602 (#26)
    No rating Label shot Going Through The Motions (Of Living) — Sonny James 45-39712  
1965/Nov.
(Bb est.)
Capitol (Calif.)  5536  Cover shot No rating Label shot Just Ask Your Heart — Sonny James "The Southern Gentleman" 45-51591 Bullet Bear Family CD 16679 (#16)
    No rating Label shot True Love's A Blessing — Sonny James "The Southern Gentleman" 45-52046  
Unissued Tracks
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  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 Information
 
 
[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 Song sample Can't Get Over Missin' You — Sonny James   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 Song sample You Don't Hurt Me Any More — Sonny James   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 BB 0100LPThe Rocking Jiving King
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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