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Jones, George

Born 1931 in Saratoga, Texas. Disc jockey on KTRM (Beaumont, Texas) in 1956.
A regular on the Houston Jamboree (KNUZ, Houston, Texas) in 1956, then the Louisiana Hayride (KWKH, Shreveport, La.) in 1956, then the Grand Ole Opry (WSM, Nashville, Tenn.) in 1957.

References:

  • Feature article and selective discography in issue 106 (2007) of Rockin' Fifties.
Artist image
Source: Jim Hilmar

Original Releases

Discography is not intended to be complete

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1956/Jan. or later
(est.)
Dixie (mail) (Ill.) 45-502  No rating Label shot Blue Suede Shoes — Thumper Jones A Bullet Cactus CD CACDX-01 (#6)
    No rating I've Got Five Dollars — George Jones A Bullet Cactus CD 1002 (#13)
    No rating Run Boy — Leon Payne A  
    No rating Label shot Heartbreak Hotel — Thumper Jones B Bullet Cactus CD CACDX-01 (#5)
Bullet Cactus CD CACDX-01 (#7)
Bullet Encore CD 193196 (#6)
Bullet Gusto LP 103 (#18)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1125 (#42)
    No rating Folsom Prison Blues — Thumper Jones B Bullet Cactus CD CACDX-01 (#4)
    No rating Seasons Of My Heart — George Jones B  
1956/Feb. or later
(est.)
Tops (Calif.) R279  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Heartbreak Hotel — Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys A Bullet Collector LP 2304 (#17)
Bullet Dragon Street CD 7822 (#10)
Bullet Kay LP 20390 (#3)
Bullet Starday LP 102 (#16)
Bullet Teenage Heaven LP 676 (#8)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 933 (#30)
    Non-pertinent So Doggone Lonesome — Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys A  
    Pertinent Label shot Blue Suede Shoes — Hank Smith B Bullet El Toro CD 106 (#10)
    Non-pertinent Yes, I Know Why — Rusty Arnold / The Nashville Playboys B Bullet Starday LP 102 (#15)
1956/Feb. or later
(est.)
Tops (Calif.) 45-R280-49 Pertinent Label shot Song sample Blue Suede Shoes — Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys B  
    Pertinent Song sample Heartbreak Hotel — Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys B  
    No rating Label shot Juke Box Baby — Bud Roman And The Toppers / Lew Raymond Orchestra A  
    No rating Rock Island Line — "Scat" Benny With Rhythm Group A  
1956/Feb. or later
(est.)
Record-Of-The-Month Club (Calif.) 45-RG280  No rating Label shot Blue Suede Shoes — Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys B  
    No rating Heartbreak Hotel — Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys B  
    No rating Label shot Juke Box Baby — Bud Roman And The Toppers / Lew Raymond Orchestra A  
    No rating Rock Island Line — "Scat" Benny With Rhythm Group A  
 
 
EP (N.Y.)  334  No rating Label shot Blue Suede Shoes — an uncredited artist A  
    No rating Juke Box Baby — an uncredited artist A  
    No rating Heartbreak Hotel — George Jones    
    No rating I'll Be Home — George Jones    
 
 
Hollywood Hit Club (loc?) 45-R280-49 No rating Label shot Blue Suede Shoes — Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys B  
    No rating Heartbreak Hotel — Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys B  
    No rating Label shot Juke Box Baby — Bud Roman And The Toppers / Lew Raymond Orchestra A  
    No rating Rock Island Line — "Scat" Benny With Rhythm Group A  
 
 
Gilmar (Calif.) RX124  No rating Label shot Heartbreak Hotel — Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys    
    No rating Blue Suede Shoes — Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys    
    No rating My Baby Left Me — Rusty Howard / The Rhythm Rangers    
    No rating Label shot ( You've Got) The Magic Touch — Bud Roman    
    No rating Lovely One — The Toppers / Lew Rymond And Orchestra    
    No rating Rock Island Line — "Scat" Benny With Rhythm Group    
1956/May 5
Bb c&w rev.
Starday (Tenn.) 45-240  Pertinent Label shot Song sample How Come It — Thumper Jones 2433 Bullet Ace 10 13 (#8)
Bullet Ace LP 45 (#5)
Bullet Ace LP 117 (#11)
Bullet Ace CD 311 (#19)
Bullet Cactus CD 1002 (#2)
Bullet Chief CD 1156509 (#30)
Bullet Encore CD 193196 (#2)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 142 (#31)
Bullet Franklin Mint LP 053 (#12)
Bullet Kay LP 20390 (#2)
Bullet Mustang CD 9 (#33)
Bullet SD LP 820 (#2)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1125 (#62)
Bullet Teenage Heaven LP 676 (#11)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 933 (#1)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Rock It — Thumper Jones 2432 Bullet Ace LP 45 (#12)
Bullet Ace LP 117 (#2)
Bullet Ace CD 311 (#26)
Bullet Cactus CD 1002 (#1)
Bullet Cascade LP 1003 (#17)
Bullet Encore CD 193196 (#1)
Bullet Gusto LP 5031X (#7)
Bullet Kay LP 20390 (#1)
Bullet Lucky CD 811 (#28)
Bullet Mustang CD 3 (#33)
Bullet NPR LP 7303 (#4)
Bullet Pan American CD 56008 (#14)
Bullet Presto CD 6 (#9)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#24)
Bullet Rev-Ola Bandstand CD 21 (#2)
Bullet Rhino CD 73346 (#89)
Bullet SD LP 820 (#1)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1125 (#1)
Bullet Teenage Heaven LP 676 (#1)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 933 (#5)
 
 
Dixie (mail) (Ill.) 45-508  No rating Label shot You Gotta Be My Baby — George Jones A  
    No rating I Want You, I Need You, I Love You — an uncredited artist A  
    No rating 20 Feet Of Muddy Water — an uncredited artist A  
    No rating Label shot I'm Ragged But I'm Right — George Jones B  
    No rating Doorstep To Heaven — Leon Payne B  
    No rating For Rent — an uncredited artist B  
1957
(est.)
Dixie (mail) (Ill.)  517  No rating Gonna Come Get You — George Jones    
    No rating Yearning — George Jones    
    No rating Before I Met You — an uncredited artist    
    No rating Song sample Singing The Blues — an uncredited artist   Bullet Cactus CD CACDX-01 (#17)
Bullet Teenage Heaven LP 676 (#10)
    No rating Wasted Words — an uncredited artist    
    No rating I'm A One Woman Man — an uncredited artist   Bullet Cactus CD CACDX-01 (#24)
 
 
Tops (Calif.) R296  No rating Singing The Blues — an uncredited artist    
    No rating You're Running Wild — an uncredited artist    
    No rating I've Got A New Heartache — an uncredited artist    
1958/Feb. 3
Bb c&w rev.
Mercury-Starday (Ill.)  71257x45 Pertinent Label shot Song sample Eskimo Pie — George Jones YW15038 Bullet Cactus CD 1002 (#30)
Bullet Encore CD 193196 (#15)
Bullet Kay LP 20390 (#9)
Bullet Teenage Heaven LP 676 (#3)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Color Of The Blues — George Jones YW15006  
1959/Feb. 9
Bb c&w rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  71406X45 Pertinent Label shot Song sample White Lightning — George Jones YW17090 Bullet Ace 10 13 (#1)
Bullet Ace LP 117 (#1)
Bullet Cactus CD 1002 (#5)
Bullet Encore CD 193196 (#4)
Bullet Fed CD 07 (#23)
Bullet Imperial House LP 3590 (#4)
Bullet K-Tel CD 3436 (#5)
Bullet Kay LP 20390 (#11)
Bullet Mercury LP 095-1 M-1 (#7)
Bullet Mercury LP 826 095 (#7)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1197 (#12)
Bullet Teenage Heaven LP 676 (#2)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Long Time To Forget — George Jones YW17091 Bullet Encore CD 193196 (#27)
 
 
Mercury (Ill.) EP-1-3399  Cover shot
George Jones Sings White Lightning [mono]
No rating Label shot Treasure Of Love — George Jones 16363-17090  
    No rating White Lightning — George Jones 16363-17090  
    No rating Label shot Why Baby Why — George Jones 14952-19961  
    No rating Poor Man's Riches — George Jones 14952-19961  
1959/June 22
Bb pop rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  71464X45 Pertinent Label shot Song sample Who Shot Sam — George Jones YW18484 Bullet Ace 10 13 (#6)
Bullet Ace LP 117 (#8)
Bullet Cactus CD 1002 (#8)
Bullet Encore CD 193196 (#5)
Bullet Kay LP 20390 (#12)
Bullet Mercury LP 095-1 M-1 (#3)
Bullet Mercury LP 826 095 (#3)
Bullet NPR LP 7302 (#11)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1197 (#43)
Bullet Teenage Heaven LP 676 (#9)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Into My Arms Again — George Jones YW18483  
1960/Feb. 8
Bb c&w rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  71583X45 Pertinent Label shot Song sample Sparkling Brown Eyes — George Jones YW19096 Bullet Big Tone CD 6002 (#13)
Bullet Cactus CD 1002 (#28)
Bullet Encore CD 193196 (#19)
Bullet Mercury LP 095-1 M-1 (#4)
Bullet Mercury LP 826 095 (#4)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Accidently On Purpose — George Jones YW19092  
1960/June 20
Bb c&w rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  71641X45 Pertinent Label shot Song sample Just Little Boy Blue — George Jones YW19684 Bullet Big Tone CD 6001 (#11)
Bullet Cactus CD 1002 (#22)
Bullet Encore CD 193196 (#10)
Bullet Kay LP 20390 (#13)
Bullet Mercury LP 095-1 M-1 (#10)
Bullet Mercury LP 826 095 (#10)
Bullet Teenage Heaven LP 676 (#12)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Out Of Control — George Jones YW198681 [!!]  
1960/Nov.
(Bb est.)
Mercury (Ill.)  71721  Borderline Label shot Taggin' Along — George Jones YW16360  
    No rating Label shot Family Bible — George Jones YW19944  
 
 
Mercury (Ill.) C-7049  No rating Label shot Who Shot Sam — George Jones YGPB-1899  
    No rating Label shot Accidently On Purpose — George Jones YGPB-2449  
1963/Feb. 9
Bb c&w rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  72087  Cover shot Pertinent Label shot Song sample Revenooer Man — George Jones YW19095 Bullet Ace 10 13 (#5)
Bullet Ace LP 117 (#7)
Bullet Cactus CD 1002 (#6)
Bullet Encore CD 193196 (#11)
Bullet Kay LP 20390 (#14)
Bullet Mercury LP 095-1 M-1 (#1)
Bullet Mercury LP 826 095 (#1)
Bullet Teenage Heaven LP 676 (#7)
    Non-pertinent Label shot I Love You Because — George Jones YW19963  
Original LPs
 
 
[LP track]     Pertinent Song sample Maybe Little Baby — George Jones   Bullet Ace 10 13 (#10)
Bullet Ace LP 117 (#14)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6001 (#1)
Bullet Cactus CD 1002 (#3)
Bullet Cascade LP 1009 (#19)
Bullet Encore CD 193196 (#3)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 098 (#46)
Bullet Kay LP 20390 (#6)
Bullet Redita [1st series] LP 109 (#11)
Bullet Teenage Heaven LP 676 (#14)
1962
 
United Artists (N.Y.)  LP cut  No rating Song sample Root Beer — George Jones   Bullet Cactus CD 1002 (#23)
Bullet Encore CD 193196 (#8)
Bullet Kay LP 20390 (#16)
Bullet Teenage Heaven LP 676 (#6)
    No rating Running Bear — George Jones   Bullet Encore CD 193196 (#9)
Bullet Kay LP 20390 (#18)
1963
 
Mercury (Ill.)  LP cut  No rating Slave Lover — George Jones   Bullet Cactus CD 1002 (#24)
Bullet Encore CD 193196 (#12)
Bullet Kay LP 20390 (#15)
Bullet Mercury LP 095-1 M-1 (#2)
Bullet Mercury LP 826 095 (#2)
Live Performances
 
 
[live recording]     No rating White Lightning [live vers.] — George Jones   Bullet Cotton Town Jubilee CD 3 (#14)
Bullet Country Routes CD 16 (#17)
Unissued Tracks
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating One Woman Man — George Jones   Bullet Cactus CD 1002 (#12)
Bullet Encore CD 193196 (#22)
Bullet Kay LP 20390 (#5)
    Pertinent Rock It [alt. vers.] — George Jones   Bullet Ace 10 13 (#2)
Need Information
 
 
[need info]     No rating Who Shot Sam [alt. vers.] — George Jones    

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1974NPR (Germany) 7302LPArchive Series, Vol. 2
NPR (Germany) 7303LPArchive Series, Vol. 3
Redita [1st series] (Netherlands) 109LPNashville Country Rock
1975Collector (Netherlands) CLS 2304LPSuper Rock 'a' Billy
1976Teenage Heaven (United States?) TH 676LPCountry Rockers, Vol. 4 - Rock It / George Jones
1977Gusto (United States) GT- 103LPWhole Lotta' Shakin' Goin' On
1979Ace (England) CH 1310White Lightnin' / George Jones
Gusto (United States) 5031XLPDixie Starday Rockabilly's, Vol. 2
1982Ace (England) 45LPThe Best Of Ace Rockabilly
Imperial House (United States) WU- 3590LPRockabilly
1983Cascade (England) DROP 1003LPTwenty Great Rockabilly Hits Of The 50's, Vol. 1
Franklin Mint (United States) FMRS-CW- 053LPRockabilly
1984Ace (England) 117LPWhite Lightning / George Jones
1985Cascade (England) DROP 1009LPTwenty Great Rockabilly Hits Of The 50's, Vol. 2
Mercury 422-826 095-1 M-1LPRockin' The Country / George Jones
1987Mercury 826 095LPRockin' The Country / George Jones
1991Ace (England) CDCHD 311CDRarest Rockabilly & Hillbilly Boogie ; The Best Of Ace Rockabilly
SD (Germany) 820LPRock It
1992Dragon Street (United States) 7822CDWhole Lotta' Shakin' Goin' On
Kay GJ 20390LPRock It / George Jones
1993Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156509CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 9
Texas Gold (Netherlands) TG 933CDThe Starday Story, Vol. 3
1995K-Tel KTEL 3436CDRockabilly Riot
1996Encore 193196CDRock It / George Jones
1997Cotton Town Jubilee (Germany) CTJCD 3CDHonky Tonk Rockabillies, Vol. 1
Country Routes RFD 16CDJoe Maphis & Friends "Live" At Town Hall 1958-1961
Lucky (England) CDLR 811CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 11
2001Mustang MUST 3CDLet's Go Boppin' Tonight
2006Rhino (United States) 73346CDRockin' Bones: '50s Punk & Rockabilly
2007Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
Rev-Ola Bandstand (England) CR REV 21CDCountry Goes Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 3: Rural Royalty
Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 1125CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!
2011Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 098CDSassy Sugar: The Pure Essence Of Nashville Rock & Roll
2012Fantastic Voyage (England) FVDD 142CDTexas Tornados: Rock 'N' Roll From The Lone Star State
year?Big Tone BTCD 6001CDMercury Rockabilly, Vol. 1
Big Tone BTCD 6002CDMercury Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Cactus (United States) CACDX-01CDDixie Hit Parade, Vol. 1
Cactus (United States) CRCD 1002CDRock It! / George Jones
El Toro ETCD 106CDCollectors Choice, Vol. 6: Boppin' Hit Parade
Fed (Norway) 07CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 7
Mustang MUST 9CDReal Gone Daddy
Pan American (Switzerland) 56008CDRed Hot
Presto Vol. 6CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 6
Smith & Co. SCCD 1197CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 4
Starday (United States) SLP- 102LPHillbilly Hit Parade, Part 1


Acknowledgments:  Keith Aiken, Bear Family catalog, Andrew Brown, CMF Library, Malcolm Chapman, Stephane Chatain, Marc Coulavin, Udo Frank, Frank Frantik, Derek Hamilton, Hillbilly Researcher, Jim Hilmar, Rob Karman, Pasi Koskela, Bernd Kratochwil, Kurt Krauter, Gerd Miller, Michel Proost, Bill Quigley, Rockabilly Ranch, Perica Sucevic, Uncle Gil, Tapio Vaisanen, Svein Arne Vikesdal, Bjorn Witlox, eBay, highnumbers


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