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Murphy, Jimmy

Born 1925 in Republic, Ala. A regular on WIVK, WATE-TV, and WTVK-TV (all Knoxville, Tenn.) in 1956. Died in 1978.


Original Releases

Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1951/Apr. 7
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 48-0447  No rating Electricity — Jimmy Murphy   Bullet Ace CD 714 (#7)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15451 (#9)
    No rating Mother Where Is Your Daughter — Jimmy Murphy   Bullet Bear Family CD 15451 (#15)
1951/June 9
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 48-0474  Non-pertinent Label shot Big Mama Blues — Jimmy Murphy A Bullet Bear Family CD 15451 (#10)
    Non-pertinent Label shot We Live A Long, Long Time — Jimmy Murphy B Bullet Bear Family CD 15451 (#14)
1951/Dec. 22
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-4394  No rating Label shot Song sample Educated Fool — Jimmy Murphy E1VW-4018 Bullet Bear Family CD 15451 (#13)
    No rating Label shot Song sample Ramblin' Heart — Jimmy Murphy E1VW-4019  
1952/Apr. 19
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-4609  No rating Label shot Song sample That First Guitar Of Mine — Jimmy Murphy E1VW-4020 Bullet Bear Family CD 15451 (#11)
    No rating Label shot Song sample Love That Satisfies — Jimmy Murphy E1VW-4017 Bullet Bear Family CD 15451 (#12)
1956/Jan. 28
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-21486  Borderline Label shot Song sample Here Kitty Kitty — Jimmy Murphy JZSP 37420 Bullet Bear Family CD 15451 (#7)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16725 (#12)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#49)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample I'm Looking For A Mustard Patch — Jimmy Murphy JZSP 37422 Bullet Bear Family CD 15451 (#5)
1956/July 21
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-21534  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Sixteen Tons Rock And Roll — Jimmy Murphy JZSP 38548 Bullet Bear Family CD 15451 (#1)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16722 (#7)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5710 (#4)
Bullet CBS LP 82401 (#4)
Bullet CBS Special Products CD 37984 (#12)
Bullet Club PR LP 003 (#3)
Bullet Epic LP 37984 (#12)
Bullet Mustang CD 2 (#10)
Bullet Mustang CD 6 (#13)
Bullet One Day Music CD 153 (#11)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample My Gal Dottie — Jimmy Murphy JZSP 38551 Bullet Bear Family CD 15451 (#2)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16722 (#27)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5711 (#2)
Bullet CBS LP 82993 (#12)
Bullet One Day Music CD 153 (#40)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#58)
1956/Nov. 17
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-21569  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Granpaw's A Cat — Jimmy Murphy JZSP 38549 Bullet Bear Family CD 15451 (#3)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16722 (#12)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5710 (#17)
Bullet CBS LP 82401 (#17)
Bullet CBS Special Products CD 37984 (#10)
Bullet Epic LP 37984 (#10)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 026 (#33)
Bullet Mustang CD 4 (#22)
Bullet One Day Music CD 153 (#33)
Bullet Presto CD 5 (#59)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#36)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Baboon Boogie — Jimmy Murphy JZSP 38550 Bullet Ace CD 786 (#20)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15451 (#4)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16722 (#20)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5710 (#29)
Bullet CBS LP 82993 (#9)
Bullet Columbia/Epic/Legacy CD 62173 (#20)
Bullet Mustang CD 2 (#25)
Bullet One Day Music CD 153 (#7)
1963/May 18
Bb c&w rev.
Ark (Ohio)  259  No rating Label shot Song sample I Long To Hear Hank Sing The Blues — Jimmy Murphy / Steel, Paul Smith    
    No rating Swing Steel Blues — Jimmy Murphy    
1963/May 18
Bb sac. rev.
Ark (Ohio)  260 
(pressed by Rite)
No rating Label shot Song sample My Feet's On Solid Ground — Jimmy Murphy CP-9866 Bullet Ace CD 714 (#19)
Bullet Sheik LP 601 (#8)
    No rating Wake Me Up Sweet Jesus — Jimmy Murphy CP-9865 Bullet Ace CD 714 (#18)
1964
RCA mx code
REM (Ky.) 45-340 
(pressed by RCA)
No rating Label shot My Feet's On Solid Ground — Jimmy Murphy RK4M-6672  
    No rating Label shot Song sample Wake Me Up Sweet Jesus — Jimmy Murphy RK4M-6671  
1964/Nov.
mx series
Midnite (Mich.)  12541/2
(pressed by Rite)
Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample There's No Use In Me Loving You — Jimmie Murphy 12541 Bullet White Label LP 8824 (#12)
    No rating One Block From Home — Jimmie Murphy 12542  
1965
RCA mx code
REM (Ky.) 45-378 
(pressed by RCA)
No rating Label shot Song sample Half A Loaf Of Bread — Jimmy Murphy S4KM-2792 Bullet Ace CD 714 (#20)
    No rating Label shot Take This Message To Mother — Jimmy Murphy S4KM-2791 Bullet Ace CD 714 (#21)
 
 
Loyal (Ala.) L.R.186-B Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Gonna Throw My Suitcase Away — Jimmy Murphy L-5-1  
    Non-pertinent Song sample Holy Ghost Millionaire — Jimmy Murphy L-5-1 Bullet Ace CD 714 (#15)
    Non-pertinent Song sample You May Have A Million — Jimmy Murphy L-5-1  
    No rating Label shot Gods Getting Worried — Jimmy Murphy L-5-2  
    No rating Half A Loaf Of Bread — Jimmy Murphy L-5-2  
    No rating The Warning Song — Jimmy Murphy L-5-2  
Unissued Tracks
 
 
Columbia (N.Y.)  uniss.  Borderline Song sample Put Some Meat On Them Bones — Jimmy Murphy   Bullet Bear Family CD 15451 (#6)
Bullet CBS Special Products CD 37984 (#9)
Bullet Epic LP 37984 (#9)
    No rating Sweet Sweet Lips — Jimmy Murphy   Bullet Bear Family CD 15451 (#8)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1977CBS (England) 82401LPCBS Rockabilly Classics
1978CBS (England) 82993LPCBS Rockabilly Classics, Vol.2
1980White Label (Netherlands) WLP 8824LPRock-A-Billy Rock
1982Epic (United States) EG 37984LPRockabilly Stars, Vol. 3
1990Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15451CDSixteen Tons Rock & Roll / Jimmy Murphy
1993Big Tone (England) BT 5710CDCBS Rockabilly Classics, Vol. 1
Big Tone (England) BT 5711CDCBS Rockabilly Classics, Vol. 2
1994Club PR (Spain) PRLP- 003LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 3
1999Ace (England) 714CDSouthern Roots / Jimmy Murphy
2000Columbia/Epic/Legacy (United States) CK 62173CDWhistle Bait!: 25 Rockabilly Rave-Ups
2001Ace (England) CDCHD 786CDColumbia Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Mustang MUST 2CDGoin' Down That Road
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
2007Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
2009Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 026CDRoutes Of Rockabilly
2012One Day Music (England) DAY2CD 153CDEssential Rockabilly: The Columbia Story
year?CBS Special Products (United States) A 37984CDRockabilly Stars, Vol. 3
Mustang MUST 4CDMad Dog In Town
Mustang MUST 6CDSaturday Jump
Presto Vol. 5CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 5
Sheik (Spain) LP 601LPLong Gone Cats, Vol. 1


Acknowledgments:  John Burton, CD Universe, CMF Library, Malcolm Chapman, Stephane Chatain, Scott Cheesebrew, Udo Frank, Derek Hamilton, Pasi Koskela, Gerd Miller, Pascal Perrault, Laurent Petit, Rockabilly Record Guide, Al Turner, Uncle Gil, Joe Wajgel, eBay


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