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Lonesome Drifter

Real name Thomas Johnson. Born 1931 in Bastrop, La.


Original Releases

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1958/Aug.
copyright
K (La.)  5812 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Eager Boy — The Lonesome Drifter 303 Bullet Ace CD 495 (#21)
Bullet Ace CD 496 (#19)
Bullet Ace CD 818 (#1)
Bullet Collector LP 1022 (#1)
Bullet Collector CD 4402 (#1)
Bullet Golden Stars CD 5374 (#24)
Bullet Lost Gold CD 5898 (#9)
Bullet Lucky CD 814 (#1)
Bullet Norton LP 327 (#1)
Bullet Presto CD 6 (#14)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1197 (#59)
Bullet Spin CD 1001 (#9)
Bullet White Label LP 8816 (#1)
Bullet Yeaah! CD 13 (#9)
    Non-pertinent Song sample Tear Drop Valley — The Lonesome Drifter 304 Bullet Ace CD 818 (#6)
Bullet Collector LP 1022 (#7)
Bullet Collector CD 4402 (#2)
Bullet Norton LP 327 (#2)
Bullet White Label LP 8816 (#2)
1959-60
(Bb est.)
Ram (La.)  1738
Auction history
Borderline Label shot Song sample Honey Do You Think Of Me — The Lonesome Drifter MS-136 Bullet Ace CD 818 (#5)
Bullet B-Sharp CD 6/26 (#7)
Bullet B-Sharp LP 666- 1 (#7)
Bullet Collector LP 1022 (#2)
Bullet Norton LP 327 (#3)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample I'll Be Lonesome When You're Gone — The Lonesome Drifter MS-135 Bullet Ace CD 818 (#20)
Bullet Norton LP 327 (#8)
Unissued Tracks
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Eager Boy [alt. vers. 1] — The Lonesome Drifter   Bullet Norton LP 327 (#7)
    No rating Eager Boy [alt. vers. 2] — The Lonesome Drifter   Bullet Norton LP 327 (#17)
    Borderline Song sample No Lovin' No Rockin' Blues — The Lonesome Drifter   Bullet Ace CD 818 (#12)
Bullet Collector LP 1022 (#3)
Bullet Collector CD 4402 (#4)
Bullet Hog Maw LP 902 (#5)
Bullet Norton LP 327 (#4)
    No rating Tear Drop Valley [alt. vers. 1] — The Lonesome Drifter   Bullet Norton LP 327 (#9)
    No rating Tear Drop Valley [alt. vers. 2] — The Lonesome Drifter   Bullet Norton LP 327 (#16)

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1974Collector (Netherlands) CL 1022LPThe Lonesome Drifter
1980White Label (Netherlands) WLP 8816LPTen Years Collector Records
1992Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4402CDFantastic Rock & Roll
1994Ace (England) CDCHD 495CDShreveport Stomp
1996Ace (England) CDCH 496CDRockin' From Coast To Coast
1997Spin (United States) 1001CD$15,000 Worth Of Rockabilly, Vol. 2
1999Lost Gold (United States) LGR 5898CDOriginal Historic Rockabilly Classics, Vol. 2
2000Yeaah! (England) 13CDRockabilly Rarities, Vol. 2
2001Ace (England) CDCHD 818CDShreveport High Steppers
Golden Stars GSS 5374CDRockin' Hepcat Rockabilly
2005B-Sharp (England) 666- 1LPNasty Rockabilly, Vol. 1
year?B-Sharp (England) 6/26CDNasty Rockabilly, CD 1
Hog Maw (France) 902LPInfectious Rock-A-Billy
Lucky (England) CDLR 814CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 14
Norton (United States) ED 327LPEager Boy / The Lonesome Drifter
Presto Vol. 6CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 6
Smith & Co. SCCD 1197CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 4


Acknowledgments:  Udo Frank, Tom Lincoln, Ray Topping, Uncle Gil, Bjorn Witlox


Compilation & presentation © 2011, Terry E. Gordon This page generated on 11/20/2018

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