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Masters, Sammy

Real name Samuel Todd Lawmaster. Born 1930 in Sasakawa, Okla.

References:

  • Feature article and sessionography in issue 59 (1996) of Rockin' Fifties.

Original Releases

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1951/Mar.
(Bb est.)
Cormac (Calif.)  1171  No rating Song sample Lost Little Nickel — Sammy Masters   Bullet Ecco-Fonic EP 1012 (#2)
    No rating May I Call You Darling? — Sammy Masters    
1956/May 26
Bb c&w rev.
4 Star (Calif.)  1695-45 Pertinent Label shot Song sample Pink Cadillac — Sammy Masters & His Rocking Rhythm 6869 Bullet 4 Star CD 004 (#24)
Bullet Ace CD 768 (#6)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16876 (#1)
Bullet Big Mike's CD (#13)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55093 (#5)
Bullet Cadillac LP 1958 (#7)
Bullet Cat CD 1033 (#10)
Bullet Fed CD 05 (#21)
Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#1)
Bullet Lucky CD 811 (#11)
Bullet Mustang CD 5 (#8)
Bullet Presto CD 2 (#2)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#49)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1145 (#61)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Some Like It Hot — Sammy Masters & His Rocking Rhythm 6870 Bullet 4 Star CD 004 (#25)
Bullet Ace CD 768 (#14)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16876 (#5)
Bullet GVC CD 2018 (#49)
Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#2)
Bullet Mustang CD 5 (#12)
Bullet P-Vine CD 2466 (#12)
1956/Oct.
(Bb est.)
Modern (Calif.) 45x1003  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Pink Cadillac — Johnny Todd 3086 Bullet Ace 10 32 (#6)
Bullet Ace LP 185 (#9)
Bullet Ace CD 218 (#12)
Bullet Ace LP 218 (#12)
Bullet Bop CD 006 (#10)
Bullet Cascade LP 1003 (#1)
Bullet Cascade LP 1009 (#17)
Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#8)
Bullet NME LP 5 (#13)
Bullet P-Vine CD 2466 (#11)
    No rating Label shot What's Up — Johnny Todd 3087  
1956/Oct.
(Bb est.)
4 Star (Calif.)  1697-45 Pertinent Label shot Song sample Whop-T-Bop — Sammy Masters & His Rocking Rhythm 6872  
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Flat Feet — Sammy Masters & His Rocking Rhythm 6874 Bullet 4 Star CD 004 (#26)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16876 (#20)
Bullet Chief CD 1156501 (#8)
Bullet Fed CD 01 (#16)
Bullet Fed EP 05 (#1)
Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#4)
Bullet Mustang CD 6 (#28)
Bullet Presto CD 1 (#59)
1956/Nov. 3
Bb c&w rev.
4 Star (Calif.)  1697-45 Pertinent Label shot Whop-T-Bop — Sammy Masters & His Rockin' Rhythm 6872 Bullet 4 Star CD 004 (#27)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16876 (#10)
Bullet Fed CD 01 (#29)
Bullet Fed EP 08 (#2)
Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#3)
Bullet Mustang CD 6 (#21)
Bullet Presto CD 3 (#19)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#81)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample 2 Rock-A-4 — Sammy Masters & His Rockin' Rhythm 6873 Bullet 4 Star CD 004 (#28)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16876 (#15)
Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#5)
Bullet Lenox CD 1010 (#1)
Bullet Mustang CD 6 (#3)
Bullet Orbit CD 5904 (#1)
Bullet Presto CD 7 (#8)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#25)
1957/June
(Bb est.)
4 Star (Calif.)  1707-45 Pertinent Label shot Song sample Angel — Sammy Masters & His Rockin' Rhythm 6913  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample My Heart Is A Hobo — Sammy Masters & His Rockin' Rhythm 6912  
1957/Aug. 5
Bb c&w rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-30402  No rating Label shot Song sample Tall Grow The Sycamores — Sammy Masters 45-102854  
    No rating Label shot Song sample The Drifter — Sammy Masters 45-102855+  
 
 
Sammy Masters (Calif.) SM-EPF-17  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Angel — Sammy Masters B Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#6)
    Non-pertinent My Heart Is A Hobo — Sammy Masters B Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#7)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Tall Grows The Sycamore — Sammy Masters A Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#9)
    Non-pertinent The Drifter — Sammy Masters A Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#10)
 
 
4 Star (Calif.) EP-26  Pertinent Label shot Stop The World (And Let Me Off) — Sammy Masters A  
    Pertinent Pink Cadillac — Sammy Masters A  
    Pertinent Label shot A Wonderful Time Up There — Sammy Masters B  
    Non-pertinent Tall Grows The Sycamores — Sammy Masters B  
1958/Oct. 6
Bb pop rev.
4 Star (Calif.)  1727x45 No rating Label shot Song sample Jodie — Sammy Masters 7021-C Bullet 4 Star CD 004 (#23)
Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#11)
    No rating Label shot If I Could See The World (Thru The Eyes Of A Child) — Sammy Masters 6964-C  
 
 
Moonglow (N.Y.)  5015x45 No rating Whop-T-Bop — Sammy Masters & His Rockin' Rhythm 6872  
    No rating 2-Rock-A-4 — Sammy Masters & His Rockin' Rhythm 6873  
1958-59
BMI clear.
Moonglow (N.Y.)  5018x45 No rating Pink Cadillac — Sammy Masters    
    No rating Some Like It Hot — Sammy Masters    
1959/Oct.
(Bb est.)
Warner Bros. (Calif.)  5102  No rating Song sample Rockin' Red Wing — Sammy Masters   Bullet Cruisin' LP 58344 (#19)
Bullet Fed CD 04 (#28)
    No rating Lonely Weekend — Sammy Masters    
1960/Feb. 1
Bb pop rev.
Lode (Calif.)  108 
(pressed by RCA)
Borderline Label shot Song sample Rockin' Red Wing — Sammy Masters K9OW-4909 Bullet Ace CD 850 (#6)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55011 (#25)
Bullet Hop CD 999 (#11)
Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#12)
    Borderline Label shot Lonely Weekend — Sammy Masters K9OW-4910  
1960/July 11
Bb pop rev.
Lode (Calif.)  109  No rating Label shot Charolette (In The Pink Corvette) — Sammy Masters LM-4911  
    No rating Golden Slippers — Sammy Masters LM-4912 Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#13)
1960/Aug.
(Bb est.)
Dot (Calif.) 45-16123  No rating Charolette (In The Pink Corvette) — Sammy Masters MB-15145  
    No rating Golden Slippers — Sammy Masters MB-15144  
1961/Nov. 6
Bb pop rev.
Lode (Calif.)  114 
(pressed by RCA)
No rating Label shot Never — Sammy Masters M8OW-1627  
    No rating Label shot Pierre The Poodle And The Puppy Dogs — Sammy Masters M8OW-1626  
1962/June 2
Bb pop rev.
Galahad (Calif.) G-506  No rating Song sample Stick Around Joe — Sammy Masters   Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#14)
    No rating Remind Me Baby — Sammy Masters    
1963 or later
(Bb est.)
Galahad (Calif.) G-537  No rating Label shot All Alone In San Antone — Sammy Masters A  
    No rating Label shot Roses Remind Me Of You — Sammy Masters B  
1964/Sept.
(Bb est.)
Kapp (N.Y.) K-613  No rating Label shot I Fought The Law (And The Law Won) — Sammy Masters K-8390  
    No rating Label shot A Big Man Cried — Sammy Masters K-8393 Bullet Beaver LP 3307 (#13)
1964/Dec. 19
Bb pop rev.
Kapp (N.Y.) K-638  No rating Label shot Louisiana Jane — Sammy Masters K-8750 Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#15)
    No rating Label shot Barcelona Baby — Sammy Masters K-8732  
 
 
D&R (loc?)  109  No rating You Can Have Her — Ron Russell / Sammy Masters Band    
    No rating You Can Have Her – (instr.) — Sammy Masters Band    
Unissued Tracks
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Song sample Gone Man Gone — Sammy Masters   Bullet Ecco-Fonic EP 1012 (#3)
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  Pertinent Song sample Twin Pipes And Pin Stripes — Sammy Masters   Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55184 (#20)
Bullet Ecco-Fonic EP 1012 (#1)
1959
 
Warner Bros. (Calif.)  uniss.  No rating Song sample Rockin' Red Wing [alt. vers.] — Sammy Masters   Bullet Ecco-Fonic EP 1012 (#4)

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1981Ace (England) CH 3210Modern Rockabilly
Cadillac (Germany) 1958LPBoppin' Cadillac
Cruisin' (England) 58344LPRed Hot Rockabillies
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 185LPModern Rock 'N' Roll And Rockabilly
1987Ace (England) CDCH 218CDThe Fifties: Rockabilly Fever
NME (England) PRO 5LPI Dreamt I Was Elvis
1988Hydra (Germany) BLK 7708LPRockin' Red Wing / Sammy Masters
1992Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156501CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 1
1993Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55011CDWa-Chic-Ka-Nocka
1994Cat (Netherlands) 1033CDCalling All Rock 'N' Roll Collectors, Vol. 1
P-Vine (Japan) PCD 2466CDLong Gone Daddy: Kent/RPM Greatest Rockabillies
1995Beaver (Belgium) BLP 3307LPThat's Rock & Roll, Vol. 7
1997Lucky (England) CDLR 811CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 11
2000Ace (England) CDCHD 768CDLong Gone Daddies
Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55093CDRockin' Cadillac
2002Ace (England) CDCHD 850CDThe Golden Age Of American Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 10
2003Presto Vol. 2CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 2
2007Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55184CDHot Rod Race
Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
2008GVC 2018CDHollywood Hep Cats
Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 1145CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 2
year?4 Star FSCD- 004CD4 Star
Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16876CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 26 (Four Star)
Big Mike's CDGet Your Kicks: 25 Vintage Rockers
Bop BOP- 006CDSaturday Night On Bop Street, Vol. 6
Ecco-Fonic (United States) 45 EF 1012EPTwin Pipes And Pin Stripes / Sammy Masters
Fed (Norway) 01CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 1
Fed (Norway) 04CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 4
Fed (Norway) 05CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 5
Fed (Norway) 08EPuntitled
Hop 999CDHillbilly Hop
Lenox (France) CD 1010CDHillbilly Rock, Vol. 1
Mustang MUST 5CDBig Boy Rock
Mustang MUST 6CDSaturday Jump
Orbit (United States) 5904CDRock N Roll Dance Party, Vol. 4
Presto Vol. 1CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 1
Presto Vol. 3CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 3
Presto Vol. 7CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 7


Acknowledgments:  Stephane Chatain, Marc Coulavin, Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Andy Gallagher, Hepcat Records, Rob Karman, Stephan Koenig, Bernd Kratochwil, Gerd Miller, Gary Myers, Michel Proost, Rockabilly Ranch, Bjorn Witlox, Jos Wouters, highnumbers


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