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LaBeff, Tommy

Full name Thomas Paulsley LaBeff. Born 1935 near Smackover, Ark. Recorded later as Sleepy LaBeef.

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Original Releases

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Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1957/May
(Bb est.)
Starday (Tenn.) 45-292  [45] Pertinent I'm Through
Sleepy LaBeff
Label shot
(from Ace CD 311)
2556 Bullet Ace 10 16 (#5)
Bullet Ace LP 45 (#14)
Bullet Ace CD 311 (#28)
Bullet Cascade LP 1009 (#1)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 142 (#32)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 145 (#37)
Bullet Knockville LP 4403 (#9)
Bullet SD LP 810 (#9)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 932 (#7)
    Borderline All Alone
Sleepy LaBeff
Label shot
(from Texas Gold CD 932)
2555 Bullet Ace 10 16 (#4)
Bullet SD LP 810 (#10)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 932 (#9)
1957/May 13
Bb c&w rev.
Mercury-Starday (Ill.)  71112x45 [45] Pertinent I'm Through
Sleepy LaBeff
Label shot
(from 45)
YW14959 Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#2)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#5)
Bullet Lucky CD 816 (#10)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1145 (#30)
    Borderline All Alone
Sleepy LaBeff
Label shot
(from Redita [1st series] LP 112)
YW14958 Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#4)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#6)
Bullet Redita [1st series] LP 112 (#8)
Bullet Redita [2nd series] LP 112 (#8)
1957/Sept. 9
Bb c&w rev.
Mercury-Starday (Ill.)  71179x45 [45] Pertinent All The Time
Sleepy LaBeff
Label shot
(from 45)
YW14976 Bullet Ace 10 19 (#10)
Bullet Ace LP 218 (#16)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#1)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16101 (#2)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6001 (#28)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#3)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 017 (#46)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 145 (#67)
Bullet Memphis CD 7033 (#5)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 346 (#17)
Bullet One Day Music CD 147 (#40)
Bullet Redita [1st series] LP 112 (#7)
Bullet Redita [2nd series] LP 112 (#7)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1125 (#40)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 931 (#27)
    Borderline Lonely
Sleepy LaBeff
Label shot
(from 45)
YW14975 Bullet Ace 10 16 (#2)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#6)
Bullet Charly LP 30181 (#2)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#4)
Bullet Lesley CD 5 (#6)
1958
(est.)
Dixie (mail) (Ill.)  530  [45 EP] No rating Ballad Of A Teen Age Queen
Sleepy LaBeff
Label shot
(from 45)
B  
    No rating Eskimo Pie
George Jones
B  
    Pertinent Oh Oh, I'm Falling In Love Again
Dee Mullins
B  
    No rating One Week Later
Pat & Dee
Label shot
A  
    No rating She's No Angel
Patsy Timmons
A  
    No rating Truly I Love You
Wes Holly
A  
1958
(est.)
Dixie (mail) (Ill.)  533  [45 EP] No rating Guess Things Happen That Way
Sleepy LaBeff
Label shot
A Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#21)
    No rating Crying Over You
Johnny Mathis
A  
    No rating It's A Little More Like Heaven
Johnny Mathis
A  
    No rating Color Of The Blues
George Jones
Label shot
B  
    No rating What This Old World Needs
Jimmy Dean
B  
    No rating Nothing Can't Stop Me
George Jones
B  
1960/Oct.
BMI clear.
Gulf (Texas) G-62760/1 [45] Borderline Found Out
Sleepy LaBeff
Label shot
(from Baron LP 102)
G-62761 Bullet Baron LP 102 (#10)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#23)
Bullet Charly LP 30181 (#10)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#21)
    Borderline Can't Get You Off My Mind
Sleepy LaBeff
Label shot
(from Baron LP 102)
G-62760 Bullet Baron LP 102 (#4)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#22)
Bullet Charly LP 30181 (#4)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#18)
1961/May
mx series
Crescent Prod. (Texas)  102  [45] Pertinent Turn Me Loose
Sleepy LaBeff And His Versatiles
Label shot
(from Baron LP 102)
4276 Bullet Baron LP 102 (#11)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#10)
Bullet Bop CD 003 (#11)
Bullet Charly LP 30181 (#11)
Bullet Collectables CD 5563 (#4)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#14)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 173 (#44)
Bullet Knockville LP 4403 (#10)
    Borderline Ridin' Fence
Sleepy LaBeff And His Versatiles
Label shot
4275 Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#12)
Bullet Cactus CD Cash 1 (#3)
Bullet Cash CD 01 (#3)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#13)
1962
mx series
Wayside (Texas)  1651/2 [45] Pertinent Ride On Josephine
Sleepy LaBeff And The Versatiles
Label shot
(from Buffalo Bop CD 55044)
1651 Bullet Baron LP 102 (#9)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#15)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55044 (#20)
Bullet Charly LP 30181 (#9)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#15)
Bullet Folkline CD 424 (#2)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 504 (#35)
Bullet Presto CD 406 (#55)
    Pertinent Walkin' Slowly
Sleepy LaBeff And The Versatiles
(from Baron LP 102)
1652 Bullet Baron LP 102 (#1)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#14)
Bullet Charly LP 30181 (#1)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#22)
1962
mx series
Wayside (Texas)  1653/4 [45] Pertinent Tore Up
Tommy LaBeff And His Versatiles
Label shot
(from Buffalo Bop CD 55091)
1654 Bullet Baron LP 102 (#13)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#17)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55091 (#28)
Bullet Charly LP 30181 (#13)
Bullet Cleopatra CD 1163 (#2)
Bullet Club LP 013 (#7)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#19)
Bullet Flesh Den CD 6908 (#24)
Bullet Greasy CD 3 & 4 (#27)
Bullet Greasy LP 004 (#10)
Bullet Knockville LP 4401 (#1)
Bullet Mr. DJ CD 101 (#7)
Bullet Mustang CD 13 (#5)
    Pertinent Lonely
Tommy LaBeff And His Versatiles
Label shot
(from Baron LP 102)
1653 Bullet Baron LP 102 (#2)
Bullet Charly LP 30181 (#7)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#11)
1963/Apr.
mx series
Finn (Texas)  1690/1 [45] No rating Drink Up And Go Home
Sleepy LaBeff
Label shot
1690  
    No rating Teardrops On A Rose
Sleepy LaBeff
1691  
 
 
Picture (Texas)  1937  [45] Pertinent Ride On Josephine
Sleepy LaBeff
Label shot
(from Baron LP 102)
[no mx] Bullet Baron LP 102 (#12)
Bullet Charly LP 30181 (#12)
    Pertinent Lonely
Sleepy LaBeff
Label shot
(from Baron LP 102)
[no mx] Bullet Baron LP 102 (#7)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#16)
1965/Dec. 4
CB pop rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-43452  [45] Pertinent You Can't Catch Me
Sleepy LaBeef
Label shot
JZSP 111939 Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#24)
Bullet CBS Special Products CD 37621 (#17)
Bullet Epic LP 37621 (#17)
Bullet Friedman Fairfax CD 307 (#8)
    No rating Everybody's Got To Have Somebody (To Love)
Sleepy LaBeef
Label shot
JZSP 111940  
1966/July
(Bb est.)
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-43709  [45] No rating A Man In My Position
Sleepy LaBeef
Label shot
JZSP 114572  
    No rating Drinking Again
Sleepy LaBeef
Label shot
JZSP 114571  
1966/Nov.
(Bb est.)
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-43875  [45] No rating I'm Too Broke (To Pay Attention)
Sleepy LaBeef
Label shot
ZSP 116062  
    No rating I Feel A Lot More Like I Do Now
Sleepy LaBeef
Label shot
ZSP 116061  
1967/Apr.
(Bb est.)
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-44068  [45] No rating Sure Beats The Heck Outta Settlin' Down
Sleepy LaBeef
Label shot
ZSP 117953  
    No rating Schneider
Sleepy LaBeef
Label shot
1179572 [!!]  
 
 
Tops (Calif.)  LP cut  [LP] No rating The Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
Tommy LaBeff
  Bullet Baron LP 102 (#6)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#9)
    No rating The Ways Of A Woman In Love
Tommy LaBeff
  Bullet Baron LP 102 (#5)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#13)
Bullet Charly LP 30181 (#5)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#9)
1956
 
[unissued]     [unissued] No rating Baby Let's Play House
Tommy LaBeff
(from Baron LP 102)
  Bullet Baron LP 102 (#14)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#3)
Bullet Charly LP 30181 (#14)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#2)
    No rating Don't Make Me Go
Tommy LaBeff
  Bullet Baron LP 102 (#3)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#7)
Bullet Charly LP 30181 (#3)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#17)
1963
 
[unissued]     [unissued] No rating Somebody's Been Beating My Time
Tommy LaBeff
(from Baron LP 102)
  Bullet Baron LP 102 (#8)
Bullet Charly LP 30181 (#8)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#23)
 
 
[unissued]     [unissued] Pertinent All The Time [alt. vers.]
Tommy LaBeff
(from Lucky CD 808)
  Bullet Ace 10 16 (#1)
Bullet Ace CD 191 (#10)
Bullet Ace LP 191 (#9)
Bullet Ace CD 218 (#16)
Bullet Cascade LP 1003 (#12)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#8)
Bullet Lucky CD 808 (#17)
    Pertinent I Ain't Gonna Take It
Tommy LaBeff
(from Texas Gold CD 932)
  Bullet Ace 10 19 (#2)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#5)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#12)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 145 (#44)
Bullet Luxel CD 7105 (#19)
Bullet SD LP 810 (#12)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 932 (#15)
    Pertinent Little Bit More [vers. 1]
Tommy LaBeff
(from Ace CD 311)
  Bullet Ace 10 19 (#1)
Bullet Ace LP 45 (#7)
Bullet Ace CD 218 (#22)
Bullet Ace LP 218 (#22)
Bullet Ace LP 221 (#6)
Bullet Ace CD 311 (#21)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#18)
Bullet Bop CD 010 (#30)
Bullet Cascade LP 1009 (#2)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#7)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 145 (#40)
Bullet Lucky CD 815 (#29)
Bullet Mustang CD 4 (#24)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 066 (#23)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 122 (#1)
Bullet Presto CD 5 (#54)
Bullet SD LP 810 (#11)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 932 (#2)
    No rating Little Bit More [vers. 2]
Tommy LaBeff
  Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#8)
    Borderline Shame, Shame, Shame
Tommy LaBeff
  Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#25)
Bullet CBS Special Products CD 37621 (#13)
Bullet Epic LP 37621 (#13)
 
 
[need info]     [ ] No rating Ain't Going To Take It
Tommy LaBeff
  Bullet Ace CD 815 (#10)
    No rating Ride On Josephine [alt. vers.]
Tommy LaBeff
  Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#20)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1975Knockville (Netherlands) 4401LPRock And Roll For Collectors, Vol. 2
Redita [1st series] (Netherlands) 112LPI Want A Rock & Roll Guitar
1979Ace (England) CH 1610Sleepy La Beef And Friends
Baron (United States) 102LPEarly, Rare, & Rockin' Sides / Sleepy LaBeef
1980Ace (England) CH 1910Kings Of Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Redita [2nd series] (Netherlands) 112LPI Want A Rock & Roll Guitar
1981Epic (United States) EG 37621LPRockabilly Stars, Vol. 2
1982Ace (England) 45LPThe Best Of Ace Rockabilly
1983Cascade (England) DROP 1003LPTwenty Great Rockabilly Hits Of The 50's, Vol. 1
1985Cascade (England) DROP 1009LPTwenty Great Rockabilly Hits Of The 50's, Vol. 2
1986Ace (England) CH 191LPRockabilly Shakeout
1987Ace (England) CHA 218LPThe Fifties: Rockabilly Fever
Ace (England) CH 221LPRock 'N' Roll Party
1991Ace (England) CDCHD 311CDRarest Rockabilly & Hillbilly Boogie ; The Best Of Ace Rockabilly
SD (Germany) 810LPRockin' Daddy
1992CBS Special Products (United States) A 37621CDRockabilly Stars, Vol. 2
1993Club (Spain) 013LPGrab This And Dance, Vol. 13
Texas Gold (Netherlands) TG 931CDThe Starday Story, Vol. 1
Texas Gold (Netherlands) TG 932CDThe Starday Story, Vol. 2
1994Eagle (Germany) 90115CDLet's Turn Back The Years / Sleepy LaBeef
1996Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55044CDHot Rod Rumble
Collectables (United States) COL 5563CDBop City: Red Hot Early Rock
Friedman Fairfax (United States) FRF 307CDRockabilly: The Life, Times & Music Series
Greasy (England) GR 004LPGreasy Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 4
Lucky (England) CDLR 808CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 8
1998Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16101CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 11 (Mercury)
Mr. DJ 101CDCruisin' Classics, Vol. 1
2000Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55091CDMove On
2001Ace (England) CDCHD 815CDThem Rockabilly Cats
2002Cleopatra (United States) 1163CDRock 'N' Roll & Rock-A-Billy Inferno
2007Smith & 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
2009Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 017CDGood Rockin' Tonight: Red Hot Rockabilly
2010Not Now Music NOT2CD 346CDReal Raw Rockabilly
2011Not Now Music NOT3CD 066CDRoyal Rockabilly Flush
Not Now Music NOT2CD 122CDRockabilly Riot
2012Fantastic Voyage (England) FVDD 142CDTexas Tornados: Rock 'N' Roll From The Lone Star State
Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 145CDIt's Saturday Night!: Starday-Dixie Rockabilly 1955-1961
One Day Music (England) DAY2CD 147CDEssential Rockabilly: The Mercury Story
2013Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 173CDRockin' Bones
Not Now Music NOT2CD 504CDHot Rod Rockabilly
year?Ace (England) CDCH 191CDRockabilly Shakeout
Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15981CDSleepy Rocks / Sleepy LaBeef
Big Tone (England) BTCD 6001CDMercury Rockabilly, Vol. 1
Bop BOP- 003CDSaturday Night On Bop Street, Vol. 3
Bop BOP- 010CDSaturday Night On Bop Street, Vol. 10
Cactus (United States) Cash 1CDThe House Of Cashalikes, Vol. 1
Cash (United States) CS 01CDCash On The Barrelhead
Charly (England) CR 30181LPEarly, Rare, And Rockin' Sides / Sleepy LaBeef
Flesh Den (England) 6908CDRock 'N' Roll Orgy, Vol. 8
Folkline (England) 274- 424CDHod-Rod Rockabilly
Greasy (England) CD Vol. 3 & 4CDThe Best Of Greasy Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 3 & Vol. 4
Knockville (Netherlands) 4403LPRock And Roll For Collectors, Vol. 3
Lesley LESCD 5CDThe Lost Story Of The Rock-A-Ballad, Vol. 4
Lucky (England) CDLR 815CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 15
Lucky (England) CDLR 816CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 16
Luxel MAS 7105CDRockabilly Hoodlums, v. 5
Memphis 7033CDThey Thought They Were Elvis: Vocal Clones, Vol. 1
Mustang MUST 4CDMad Dog In Town
Mustang MUST 13CDGet Ready Baby
Presto Vol. 5CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 5
Presto DBL CD 406CDBig Bad Hot-Rod Drag & Real Rockin' Roadster Music


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