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King, Sid

Born 1936 in Denton, Texas. A regular on the Big D Jamboree (KRLD, Dallas, Texas).

References:

  • Feature article and sessionography in issue 23 (1980) of New Kommotion.
  • Article in issue 209 (2000) of Now Dig This.
  • Feature article and sessionography in issue 100 (2006) of Rockin' Fifties.

Original Releases

Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1954/June 26
Bb c&w rev.
Starday (Tenn.) 45-147  Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Who Put The Turtle in Myrtle's Girdle — Western Melody Makers 2079 Bullet Jasmine CD 3583/4 (#39)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#14)
    Non-pertinent Label shot If Tears Could Cry — Sid Ervin With The Western Melody Makers 2081  
1955/Feb. 26
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-21361  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Put Something In The Pot Boy — The Five Strings ZSP 34998 Bullet Bear Family LP 15048 (#2)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#12)
Bullet Jimbo LP 1001 (#3)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#86)
Bullet Rev-Ola Bandstand CD 170 (#22)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample I Like It — The Five Strings ZSP 34996 Bullet Bear Family LP 15048 (#9)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#10)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16725 (#18)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5711 (#28)
Bullet CBS LP 83911 (#18)
Bullet Jimbo LP 1001 (#1)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#82)
Bullet Rev-Ola Bandstand CD 170 (#9)
1955/July 2
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-21403  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Drinkin' Wine Spoli Oli — The Five Strings ZSP 34999 Bullet Bear Family LP 15048 (#3)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#5)
Bullet Jimbo LP 1001 (#4)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#83)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Crazy Little Heart — The Five Strings ZSP 34997 Bullet Bear Family LP 15048 (#7)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#11)
Bullet Jimbo LP 1001 (#2)
1955/Oct. 1
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-21449  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Sag, Drag And Fall — Sid King & The Five Strings (The King Bros.) ZSP 36891 Bullet Ace CD 785 (#11)
Bullet Bear Family LP 15048 (#17)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#7)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16722 (#8)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5711 (#9)
Bullet CBS LP 82993 (#19)
Bullet CBS Special Products CD 37621 (#4)
Bullet Columbia/Epic/Legacy CD 62172 (#11)
Bullet El Toro CD 1010 (#8)
Bullet Epic LP 37621 (#4)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 142 (#18)
Bullet Fed CD 04 (#33)
Bullet Jimbo LP 1001 (#12)
Bullet Lucky CD 807 (#6)
Bullet Mustang CD 10 (#18)
Bullet Pan American CD 56009 (#14)
Bullet Presto CD 6 (#29)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#45)
Bullet Vladimir Twist LP 6907 (#3)
    Non-pertinent Label shot But I Don't Care — Sid King & The Five Strings (The King Bros.) ZSP 36888 Bullet Bear Family LP 15048 (#10)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#8)
Bullet Jimbo LP 1001 (#9)
1956/Jan. 28
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-21489  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Purr, Kitty, Purr — Sid King & The Five Strings (The King Bros.) JZSP 36890 Bullet Ace CD 785 (#21)
Bullet Bear Family LP 15048 (#20)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#6)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16722 (#4)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5711 (#19)
Bullet CBS LP 83911 (#9)
Bullet Columbia/Epic/Legacy CD 62172 (#21)
Bullet El Toro CD 1010 (#22)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 142 (#33)
Bullet Jimbo LP 1001 (#11)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#103)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Mama I Want You — Sid King & The Five Strings (The King Bros.) JZSP 36889 Bullet Bear Family LP 15048 (#8)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#9)
Bullet Jimbo LP 1001 (#10)
1956/Mar. 10
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-21505  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Let 'Er Roll — Sid King & The Five Strings (The King Bros.) JZSP 37919 Bullet Bear Family LP 15048 (#19)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#2)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16722 (#13)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5710 (#10)
Bullet CBS LP 82401 (#10)
Bullet CBS Special Products CD 37984 (#20)
Bullet El Toro CD 1024 (#7)
Bullet Epic LP 37984 (#20)
Bullet Jimbo LP 1001 (#14)
Bullet Lucky CD 811 (#17)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Blue Suede Shoes — Sid King & The Five Strings (The King Bros.) JZSP 37918 Bullet Bear Family LP 15048 (#18)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#1)
Bullet Jimbo LP 1001 (#13)
1956/May 5
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-40680  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Oobie-Doobie — Sid King & The Five Strings (The King Bros.) JZSP 38097 Bullet Bear Family LP 15048 (#14)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#4)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16725 (#8)
Bullet Jimbo LP 1001 (#16)
Bullet Wendi LP 000003 (#4)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Booger Red — Sid King & The Five Strings (The King Bros.) JZSP 38096 Bullet Bear Family LP 15048 (#15)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#3)
Bullet El Toro CD 1024 (#16)
Bullet Jimbo LP 1001 (#15)
Bullet True Blue Rockabilly CD 002 (#12)
1956/Oct. 27
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-21564  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight — Sid King & The Five Strings (The King Bros.) JRZSP 33941 Bullet Bear Family LP 15048 (#5)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#15)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16725 (#23)
Bullet CBS Special Products CD 37621 (#3)
Bullet El Toro CD 1024 (#13)
Bullet Epic LP 37621 (#3)
Bullet Jimbo LP 1001 (#7)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#80)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1170 (#54)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Good Rockin' Baby — Sid King & The Five Strings (The King Bros.) JRZSP 33940 Bullet Ace CD 786 (#21)
Bullet Bear Family LP 15048 (#1)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#14)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16725 (#4)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5710 (#27)
Bullet CBS LP 82993 (#7)
Bullet Columbia/Epic/Legacy CD 62173 (#21)
Bullet El Toro CD 1024 (#20)
Bullet Jimbo LP 1001 (#6)
Bullet Pan American CD 56012 (#2)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#11)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1145 (#55)
1957/Feb. 9
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-40833-c Pertinent Label shot Song sample When My Baby Left Me — Sid King And The Five Strings (The King Bros.) JRZSP 33928 Bullet Bear Family LP 15048 (#4)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#13)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16722 (#18)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5710 (#18)
Bullet CBS LP 82401 (#18)
Bullet El Toro CD 1024 (#4)
Bullet Jimbo LP 1001 (#5)
Bullet Lucky CD 812 (#23)
Bullet Mustang CD 2 (#35)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1125 (#56)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample It's True I'm Blue — Sid King And The Five Strings (The King Bros.) JRZSP 33942 Bullet Bear Family LP 15048 (#6)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#16)
Bullet El Toro CD 1024 (#25)
Bullet Jimbo LP 1001 (#8)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1197 (#53)
Bullet True Blue Rockabilly CD 001 (#30)
1957/Oct. 21
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-41019  Pertinent Label shot Song sample I've Got The Blues — Sid King And The Five Strings (The King Bros.) JRZSP 42199 Bullet Bear Family LP 15048 (#13)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#17)
Bullet El Toro CD 1024 (#29)
Bullet Jimbo LP 1001 (#17)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample What Have Ya Got To Lose — Sid King And The Five Strings (The King Bros.) JRZSP 42201 Bullet Bear Family LP 15048 (#12)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#19)
Bullet Jimbo LP 1001 (#18)
1962/Jan. 6
Bb pop rev.
Dot (Calif.) 45-16293  Borderline Label shot Song sample Hello There Rockin' Chair — Sid King MB-16298 AA-191  
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Once Upon A Time — Sid King MB-16297 AA-190  
Live Performances
 
 
[radio performance]     No rating Coconut Grove — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#21)
    No rating Five Strings Hoedown [live vers. 1] — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2006 (#8)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#23)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1549 (#8)
    No rating Good Deal, Lucille — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#20)
    No rating If Tears Could Cry [live vers. 1] — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2006 (#3)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#15)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1549 (#3)
    No rating In The Jailhouse Now — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2006 (#4)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#16)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1549 (#4)
    No rating Little Willie Boogie — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2006 (#2)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#14)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1549 (#2)
    No rating Rock My Soul [live vers. 1] — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#22)
    No rating Rock The Joint [live vers. 1] — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2006 (#1)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#13)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1549 (#1)
    No rating Slowly — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2006 (#5)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#18)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1549 (#5)
    No rating That's Allright [live vers. 1] — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2006 (#7)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#17)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1549 (#7)
    No rating That's Allright [live vers. 3] — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2006 (#9)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#3)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1549 (#9)
    No rating There's A Big Rock On The Road — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#29)
    No rating This Ole House — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#27)
    No rating Who Put The Turtle in Myrtle's Girdle [live vers.] — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2006 (#6)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#19)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1549 (#6)
 
 
[radio performance]     No rating But I Don't Care [live vers.] — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#4)
    No rating Five Strings Hoedown [live vers. 2] — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2006 (#16)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#1)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1549 (#16)
    No rating Five Strings Hoedown [live vers. 3] — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#9)
    No rating Five Strings Hoedown [live vers. 4] — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#12)
    No rating Song sample Flip, Flop & Fly — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2006 (#15)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2008 (#8)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#11)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1549 (#15)
    Non-pertinent If Tears Could Cry [live vers. 2] — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#8)
    No rating Making Believe — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2006 (#14)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#10)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1549 (#14)
    No rating Maybelline — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2006 (#11)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#6)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1549 (#11)
    No rating Rock My Soul [live vers. 2] — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2006 (#10)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#5)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1549 (#10)
    No rating Rock The Joint [live vers. 2] — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#2)
    No rating There She Goes — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2006 (#13)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1549 (#13)
    No rating Wildwood Flower — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2006 (#12)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#7)
Bullet Schoolkids CD 1549 (#12)
1956
 
[live recording]     No rating Song sample Booger Red [live vers.] — Sid King   Bullet Dragon Street CD 70100 (#37)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#24)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3042 (#18)
    No rating Oobie Doobie [live vers.] — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#26)
    No rating When My Baby Left Me [live vers.] — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#25)
 
 
[live recording]     No rating You're Always Breaking Hearts [live vers.] — Sid King   Bullet Dragon Street CD 70102 (#10)
Unissued Tracks
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Another Love [vers. 1] — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#31)
    No rating Another Love [vers. 2] — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#40)
    No rating Crazy Little Heart [alt. vers.] — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#44)
    No rating Cry Albert — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#49)
    No rating Flip Flop & Fly — Sid King    
    No rating Gonna Love You Forever — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#46)
    No rating Good Rockin' Baby [alt. vers.] — Sid King   Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#25)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#39)
    No rating How About You — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#45)
    No rating How Easy Was It Dear — Sid King   Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#23)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#37)
    No rating I Cried — Sid King   Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#22)
    No rating I Love And I Always Will — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#42)
    No rating I've Got These Tears — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#41)
    No rating It Hurt Me So — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#47)
    No rating Johnny Lee — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#48)
    No rating Little Mama — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#34)
    No rating Lovey Dovey — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#30)
    Pertinent Song sample Maybelline — Sid King   Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55093 (#26)
    No rating My Baby Loves A Big Man — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#35)
    No rating Oh What You Do To Me — Sid King   Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#21)
    No rating Shake, Rattle & Roll — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#36)
    No rating That's Allright [live vers. 2] — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#28)
    No rating That's How I Want It To Be — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#32)
    No rating Twenty One — Sid King   Bullet Bear Family LP 15048 (#16)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#20)
    No rating Song sample Warmed Over Kisses, Left Over Love — Sid King   Bullet Bear Family LP 15048 (#11)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#18)
    No rating When My Baby Left Me [alt. vers.] — Sid King   Bullet Bear Family CD 15535 (#24)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#38)
    No rating When You Make Me Cry — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#43)
    No rating You're Always Breaking Hearts — Sid King   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3018 (#33)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1977CBS (England) 82401LPCBS Rockabilly Classics
1978CBS (England) 82993LPCBS Rockabilly Classics, Vol.2
1979CBS (England) 83911LPCBS Rockabilly, Vol. 3
1980Bear Family (Germany) BFX 15048LPGonna Shake This Shack Tonight / Sid King & The Five Strings
Jimbo (Australia?) JLP 1001LP18 Rockabilly Classics, 1955-7 / Sid King & The Five Strings
Wendi (Australia) LP 000003LPLet's Go Rock-A-Billy
1981Epic (United States) EG 37621LPRockabilly Stars, Vol. 2
1982Epic (United States) EG 37984LPRockabilly Stars, Vol. 3
1984Rollercoaster (England) 2006LPRockin' On The Radio / Sid King & The Five Strings
1985Rollercoaster (England) 2008LPRoller Coaster Rockers, Vol. 1
1991Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15535CDGonna Shake This Shack Tonight / Sid King & The Five Strings
1992CBS Special Products (United States) A 37621CDRockabilly Stars, Vol. 2
1993Big Tone (England) BT 5710CDCBS Rockabilly Classics, Vol. 1
Big Tone (England) BT 5711CDCBS Rockabilly Classics, Vol. 2
1996Lucky (England) CDLR 807CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 7
Schoolkids 1549CDRockin' On The Radio / Sid King & The Five Strings
Vladimir Twist VTR 6907LPLike Nothing Your Ears Have Ever Heard, Vol. 7
1997Lucky (England) CDLR 811CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 11
Lucky (England) CDLR 812CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 12
1999Rollercoaster (England) 3042CDThe Big D Jamboree Live
2000Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55093CDRockin' Cadillac
Columbia/Epic/Legacy (United States) CK 62172CDAin't I'm A Dog!: 25 More Rockabilly Rave-Ups
Columbia/Epic/Legacy (United States) CK 62173CDWhistle Bait!: 25 Rockabilly Rave-Ups
Dragon Street (United States) DCD 70100CDThe Big D Jamboree Live!
2001Ace (England) CDCHD 785CDColumbia Rockabilly, Vol. 1
Ace (England) CDCHD 786CDColumbia Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Mustang MUST 2CDGoin' Down That Road
Rollercoaster (England) RCCD 3018CDRockin' On The Radio / Sid King
2002Dragon Street (United States) DCD 70102CDGuys Of The Big D Jamboree
2005Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16722CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 22 (Columbia)
Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16725CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 25 (Columbia)
2006Proper (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
2007El Toro (Spain) ETCD 1010CDReal Cool Cats: Texas Rockabilly 1955
Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
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
2012Fantastic Voyage (England) FVDD 142CDTexas Tornados: Rock 'N' Roll From The Lone Star State
year?CBS Special Products (United States) A 37984CDRockabilly Stars, Vol. 3
El Toro (Spain) ETCD 1024CDRollin' The Rock: Texas Rockabilly Vol. 2
Fed (Norway) 04CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 4
Jasmine JASMCD 3583/4CDHillbilly Bop, Boogie & The Honky Tonk Blues, Vol. 3, 1954-1955
Mustang MUST 10CDGotta Rock A Little More
Pan American (Switzerland) 56009CDHey Mama
Pan American (Switzerland) 56012CDPrimitive Love
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
True Blue Rockabilly TBR 001CDTrue Blue Rockabilly, Vol. 1
True Blue Rockabilly TBR 002CDTrue Blue Rockabilly, Vol. 2


Acknowledgments:  Bear Family catalog, CMF Library, Marc Coulavin, Bill Davis, Will Derrington, Udo Frank, Rob Karman, Pasi Koskela, Tom Krajina, Gerd Miller, On The Hill, Dave Penny, Michel Proost, Matti Turunen, Uncle Gil


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