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Nelson, Ricky

Full name Eric Hilliard Nelson. Born 1940 in Teaneck, N.J. Died 1985.

References:

  • Trade paper ad, Billboard, 1957/Apr. 20.
  • Trade paper ad, Billboard, 1957/June 24.
  • Discography in issue 15 (1977) of New Kommotion.
  • Feature article and sessionography in issue 20 (1978) of New Kommotion.
  • Feature article in issues 1-2 (1979) of Rock & Roll Performers Magazine.
  • Article in issue 45 (1986) of Now Dig This.
  • Article in issue 49 (1987) of Now Dig This.
  • Article in issue 48 (1987) of Now Dig This.
  • Article in issue 47 (1987) of Now Dig This.
  • Article in issue 46 (1987) of Now Dig This.
  • Article in issue 81 (1989) of Now Dig This.
  • Article in issue 108 (1992) of Now Dig This.
  • Feature article in issues 54-55 & 57-58 (1992) of American Music Magazine; discography in issue 59.
  • Article in issue 129 (1993) of Now Dig This.
  • Article in issue 153 (1995) of Now Dig This.
  • Feature article in issue 76 (2000) of Rockin' Fifties.
  • Article in issue 225 (2001) of Now Dig This.
  • Article in issue 221 (2001) of Now Dig This.
  • Article in issue 215 (2001) of Now Dig This.
  • Article in issue 273 (2005) of Now Dig This.
  • Feature article in issue 123 (2010) of American Music.
Artist image
Source: Bruce Grossberg

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/Apr. 27
Bb pop rev.
Verve (Calif.) V-10047x45 Pertinent Label shot Song sample I'm Walkin' — Ricky Nelson / Orchestra Conducted By Barney Kessel 20,786-9 Bullet Demand LP 250 (#14)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 113 (#10)
Bullet Pan American CD 56032 (#15)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample A Teenager's Romance — Ricky Nelson / Orchestra Conducted By Barney Kessel 20,788-13  
1957/Aug. 12
Bb pop rev.
Verve (Calif.) V-10070x45 Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample You're My One And Only Love — Ricky Nelson / Orchestra Conducted By Barney Kessel 20,787-5  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Honey Rock – (instr.) — Barney Kessel 21,069-12 Bullet Canadian CD 4525 (#10)
Bullet Demand LP 250 (#13)
Bullet Strip CD 00102 (#28)
 
 
Verve (Calif.) EPV5048  Cover shot
Ricky [mono]
Non-pertinent Label shot A Teenager's Romance — Ricky 50,382  
    Pertinent Song sample I'm Walkin' — Ricky 50,382  
    Non-pertinent Label shot You're My One And Only Love — Ricky 50,383  
    Non-pertinent Honey Rock — Ricky 50,383  
1957/Sept. 16
Bb pop rev.
Imperial (Calif.) X5463  Cover shot Borderline Label shot Song sample Be-Bop Baby — Ricky Nelson IM-1391 Bullet [label?] CD 553 868 (#8)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Have I Told You Lately That I Love You — Ricky Nelson IM-1390  
 
 
Imperial (Calif.) IMP-153  Cover shot
Honeycomb [mono]
No rating Label shot Song sample Be-Bop Baby — Ricky Nelson EP-206  
    No rating Have I Told You Lately That I Love You — Ricky Nelson EP-206  
    No rating Label shot Honeycomb — Ricky Nelson EP-205  
    Pertinent Song sample Boppin' The Blues — Ricky Nelson EP-205 Bullet Disky CD 885932 (#10)
Bullet One Day Music CD 138 (#14)
Bullet Pan American CD 56026 (#2)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1145 (#65)
 
 
Imperial (Calif.) IMP-154  Cover shot
Teenage Doll [mono]
No rating Label shot Teenage Doll — Ricky Nelson EP-207  
    No rating If You Can't Rock Me — Ricky Nelson EP-207  
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On — Ricky Nelson EP-208 Bullet Bear Family CD 4732 (#2)
    Pertinent Song sample Baby I'm Sorry — Ricky Nelson EP-208  
 
 
Imperial (Calif.) IMP-155  Cover shot
True Love [mono]
No rating Label shot Song sample Your True Love — Ricky Nelson EP-210  
    No rating True Love — Ricky Nelson EP-210  
    No rating Label shot Song sample Am I Blue — Ricky Nelson EP-209  
    No rating I'm Confessin' — Ricky Nelson EP-209  
1957/Dec. 9
Bb pop rev.
Imperial (Calif.) X5483  Cover shot Pertinent Label shot Song sample Waitin' In School — Ricky Nelson IM-1452 Bullet Disky CD 885962 (#1)
Bullet GVC CD 2018 (#53)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Stood Up — Ricky Nelson IM-1451 Bullet Ace CD 850 (#8)
Bullet Disky CD 885782 (#21)
Bullet Go-Cat-Go CD 20691 (#6)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 066 (#43)
Bullet One Day Music CD 138 (#6)
1958/Mar. 10
Bb pop rev.
Imperial (Calif.) X5503  Cover shot Pertinent Label shot Song sample Believe What You Say — Ricky Nelson IM-1509 Bullet Chrysalis CD 2 (#19)
Bullet Disky CD 885782 (#1)
Bullet El Toro CD 1037 (#52)
Bullet MSIF CD 2001 (#15)
Bullet Mustang CD 16 (#21)
Bullet Rhino CD 70741 (#15)
Bullet Rhino CD 73346 (#16)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1170 (#3)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample My Bucket's Got A Hole In It — Ricky Nelson IM-1508 Bullet Disky CD 885932 (#1)
Bullet One Day Music CD 138 (#33)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1170 (#41)
1958/June 23
Bb c&w rev.
Imperial (Calif.) X5528  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Poor Little Fool — Ricky Nelson IM-1597  
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Don't Leave Me This Way — Ricky Nelson IM-1602 Bullet Disky CD 885932 (#23)
 
 
Imperial (Calif.) IMP156  Cover shot Pertinent Label shot Song sample Shirley Lee — Ricky Nelson ep-211 Bullet Disky CD 250542 (#8)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 449 (#42)
    Pertinent Song sample There's Good Rockin' Tonight — Ricky Nelson ep-211 Bullet Bear Family CD 4732 (#19)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 449 (#24)
    No rating Label shot Someday — Ricky Nelson ep-212  
    No rating Song sample I'm Feelin' Sorry — Ricky Nelson ep-212  
 
 
Imperial (Calif.) IMP157  Cover shot
Down The Line [mono]
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Down The Line — Ricky Nelson ep-213 Bullet Not Now Music CD 449 (#11)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1197 (#39)
    No rating Don't Leave Me This Way — Ricky Nelson ep-213  
    No rating Label shot I'm In Love Again — Ricky Nelson ep-214  
    Pertinent Song sample My Babe — Ricky Nelson ep-214 Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1197 (#2)
 
 
Imperial (Calif.) IMP158  Cover shot
Unchained Melody [mono]
No rating Label shot Unchained Melody — Ricky Nelson ep-215  
    No rating I'll Walk Alone — Ricky Nelson ep-215  
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample There Goes My Baby — Ricky Nelson ep-216 Bullet Disky CD 885962 (#10)
Bullet Mustang CD 13 (#28)
    No rating Song sample Poor Little Fool — Ricky Nelson ep-216  
1958/Sept. 29
Bb pop rev.
Imperial (Calif.) X5545  Cover shot Pertinent Label shot Song sample I Got A Feeling — Ricky Nelson IM-1721  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Lonesome Town — Ricky Nelson IM-1720 Bullet Born Bad LP 002 (#14)
Bullet Born Bad CD 002 (#14)
Bullet Cato LP 001 (#4)
Bullet Cato CD 002 (#4)
Bullet STCTU CD 002 (#30)
1959/Feb. 9
Bb pop rev.
Imperial (Calif.) X5565  Cover shot Pertinent Label shot Song sample It's Late — Ricky Nelson IM-1801 Bullet Chrysalis CD 2 (#18)
Bullet El Toro CD 1037 (#55)
    Borderline Label shot Never Be Anyone Else But You — Ricky Nelson IM-1859  
 
 
Imperial (Calif.) IMP-159  Cover shot
Be True To Me [mono]
No rating Label shot Be True To Me — Ricky Nelson ep-217  
    Pertinent Song sample One Of These Mornings — Ricky Nelson ep-217 Bullet Chrysalis CD 2 (#27)
Bullet Disky CD 885932 (#29)
    No rating Label shot Lonesome Town — Ricky Nelson ep-218  
    No rating Song sample It's Late — Ricky Nelson ep-218  
 
 
Imperial (Calif.) IMP-160  Cover shot
Restless Kid [mono]
No rating Label shot Song sample Restless Kid — Ricky Nelson ep-219  
    No rating Song sample Believe What You Say — Ricky Nelson ep-219  
    No rating Label shot It's All In The Game — Ricky Nelson ep-220  
    Pertinent Song sample You Tear Me Up — Ricky Nelson ep-220 Bullet Disky CD 885782 (#12)
 
 
Imperial (Calif.) IMP-161  Cover shot
Old Enough To Know [mono]
No rating Label shot Old Enough To Love — Ricky Nelson ep-221  
    No rating Song sample Tryin' To Get To You — Ricky Nelson ep-221  
    No rating Label shot Never Be Anyone Else But You — Ricky Nelson ep-222  
    No rating I Can't Help It — Ricky Nelson ep-222  
1959/June 22
Bb pop rev.
Imperial (Calif.) X5595  Cover shot Pertinent Label shot Song sample Just A Little Too Much — Ricky Nelson IM-2017 Bullet Disky CD 250542 (#22)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Sweeter Than You — Ricky Nelson IM-2018  
 
 
Imperial (Calif.) IMP-162  Cover shot
You'll Never Know What You're Missing [ep]
No rating Label shot You'll Never Know What You're Missing — Ricky Nelson ep-223  
    No rating I've Been Thinking — Ricky Nelson ep-223  
    No rating Label shot So Long — Ricky Nelson ep-224  
    No rating You're So Fine — Ricky Nelson ep-224  
 
 
Imperial (Calif.) IMP-163  Cover shot
One Minute To One [mono]
No rating Label shot One Minute To One — Ricky Nelson ep-225  
    No rating Blood From A Stone — Ricky Nelson ep-225  
    No rating Label shot Half Breed — Ricky Nelson ep-226  
    No rating Just A Little Too Much — Ricky Nelson ep-226  
 
 
Imperial (Calif.) IMP-164  Cover shot
Don't Leave Me [mono]
No rating Label shot Don't Leave Me — Ricky Nelson ep-227  
    No rating That's All — Ricky Nelson ep-227  
    No rating Label shot Sweeter Than You — Ricky Nelson ep-228  
    No rating A Long Vacation — Ricky Nelson ep-228  
1959/Nov. 9
Bb pop rev.
Imperial (Calif.) X5614  Cover shot Pertinent Label shot Song sample Mighty Good — Ricky Nelson IM-2303  
    Borderline Label shot Song sample I Wanna Be Loved — Ricky Nelson IM-2304  
1960/Apr. 11
Bb pop rev.
Imperial (Calif.)  5663  Cover shot Borderline Label shot Song sample Right By My Side — Ricky Nelson IM-2477  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Young Emotions — Ricky Nelson IM-2333  
 
 
Imperial (Calif.) IMP165  Cover shot
Ricky Sings Spirituals [mono]
No rating Label shot Glory Train — Ricky Nelson ep-229  
    No rating I Bowed My Head In Shame — Ricky Nelson ep-229  
    No rating Label shot If You Believe It — Ricky Nelson ep-230  
    No rating March With The Band Of The Lord — Ricky Nelson ep-230  
1960/Aug. 15
Bb pop rev.
Imperial (Calif.)  5685  Cover shot Borderline Label shot Song sample Yes Sir, That's My Baby — Ricky Nelson IM-2588  
    Non-pertinent Label shot I'm Not Afraid — Ricky Nelson IM-2587  
1960/Nov.
(Bb est.)
Imperial (Calif.)  5707  Cover shot Pertinent Label shot Song sample Milk Cow Blues — Ricky Nelson IM-2754  
    Non-pertinent Label shot You Are The Only One — Ricky Nelson IM-2753  
1961/Apr. 10
Bb pop rev.
Imperial (Calif.)  5741  Cover shot Pertinent Label shot Song sample Hello Mary Lou — Ricky Nelson IM-2936  
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Travelin' Man — Ricky Nelson IM-2935  
1961/Aug.
(Bb est.)
Imperial (Calif.) X5770  Cover shot Borderline Label shot Song sample Everlovin' — Ricky Nelson IM-3068  
    Non-pertinent Label shot A Wonder Like You — Ricky Nelson IM-3070  
1962/Feb. 24
Bb pop rev.
Imperial (Calif.) X5805  Cover shot Borderline Label shot Young World — Ricky Nelson IM-3302  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Summertime — Ricky Nelson IM-3217  
1962/Aug. 4
Bb pop rev.
Imperial (Calif.) X5864  Cover shot Non-pertinent Label shot Teen Age Idol — Ricky Nelson IM-4256  
    Non-pertinent Label shot I've Got My Eyes On You (And I Like What I See) — Ricky Nelson IM-4243  
1962/Dec.
(Bb est.)
Imperial (Calif.) X5901  Cover shot Borderline Label shot It's Up To You — Rick Nelson IM-4244  
    Non-pertinent Label shot I Need You — Rick Nelson IM-5357  
1963/Jan.
(Bb est.)
Imperial (Calif.) X5910  Pertinent Label shot Song sample I'm In Love Again — Rick Nelson IM-1600  
    Non-pertinent Label shot That's All — Rick Nelson IM-2112  
1963/Mar. 2
Bb pop rev.
Decca (N.Y.)  31475  Cover shot Pertinent Label shot Song sample I Got A Woman — Rick Nelson L 13,113+  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample You Don't Love Me Anymore (And I Can Tell) — Rick Nelson L 13,112  
1963/Apr. 13
Bb pop rev.
Imperial (Calif.)  5935  Cover shot Pertinent Label shot Song sample If You Can't Rock Me — Rick Nelson IM-1392 Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1145 (#12)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Old Enough To Love — Rick Nelson IM-1835  
1963/Apr.
(Bb est.)
Decca (N.Y.)  31495  Cover shot No rating Label shot Gypsy Woman — Rick Nelson   Bullet Chrysalis CD 2 (#26)
    No rating Label shot String Along — Rick Nelson    
1963/June 15
Bb pop rev.
Imperial (Calif.)  5958  Borderline Label shot A Long Vacation — Rick Nelson IM-2118 Bullet Chrysalis CD 2 (#20)
    Borderline Label shot Mad, Mad World — Rick Nelson IM-3194  
1963/Aug. 10
Bb pop rev.
Imperial (Calif.)  5985  No rating Label shot There's Not A Minute — Rick Nelson IM-3175  
    No rating Label shot Time After Time — Rick Nelson IM-2581  
1963/Nov. 9
Bb pop rev.
Imperial (Calif.)  66004  Cover shot No rating Label shot Song sample Today's Teardrops — Rick Nelson IM-3069  
    No rating Label shot Thank You Darlin' — Rick Nelson IM-3082  
1964/Feb. 29
Bb pop rev.
Imperial (Calif.)  66017  No rating Label shot Congratulations — Rick Nelson IM-3255  
    No rating Label shot One Minute To One — Rick Nelson IM-2109  
1964/June 20
Bb hot rev.
Imperial (Calif.)  66039  Borderline Label shot Song sample Lucky Star — Ricky Nelson IM-2972  
    No rating Label shot Everybody But Me — Ricky Nelson IM-2914  
1964/Aug. 8
Bb hot rev.
Decca (N.Y.)  31656  Cover shot No rating Label shot There's Nothing I Can Say — Rick Nelson, Vocal, With Chorus And Orchestra Directed By Jimmie Haskell L 13,449+  
    No rating Label shot Lonely Corner — Rick Nelson, Vocal, With Orchestra Directed By Jimmie Haskell L 13,447  
Original LPs
 
 
Imperial (Calif.) LP9048  Cover shot
Ricky [mono]
No rating Label shot Honeycomb — Ricky Nelson IX-97  
    No rating Song sample Boppin' The Blues — Ricky Nelson IX-97  
    No rating Song sample Be Bop Baby — Ricky Nelson IX-97  
    No rating Have I Told You Lately That I Love You — Ricky Nelson IX-97  
    No rating Song sample Teenage Doll — Ricky Nelson IX-97  
    No rating Song sample If You Can't Rock Me — Ricky Nelson IX-97  
    No rating Label shot Song sample Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On — Ricky Nelson IX-98  
    No rating Song sample Baby I'm Sorry — Ricky Nelson IX-98  
    No rating Song sample Am I Blue — Ricky Nelson IX-98  
    No rating I'm Confessin' — Ricky Nelson IX-98  
    No rating Song sample Your True Love — Ricky Nelson IX-98  
    No rating True Love — Ricky Nelson IX-98  
 
 
Imperial (Calif.) LP9050  Cover shot
Ricky Nelson [mono]
No rating Label shot Song sample Shirley Lee — Ricky Nelson IX-101  
    No rating Someday — Ricky Nelson IX-101  
    No rating Song sample There's Good Rockin' Tonight — Ricky Nelson IX-101  
    No rating Song sample I'm Feelin' Sorry — Ricky Nelson IX-101  
    No rating Song sample Down The Line — Ricky Nelson IX-101  
    No rating Unchained Melody — Ricky Nelson IX-101  
    No rating Label shot Song sample I'm In Love Again — Ricky Nelson IX-102  
    No rating Don't Leave Me This Way — Ricky Nelson IX-102  
    No rating Song sample My Babe — Ricky Nelson IX-102  
    No rating I'll Walk Alone — Ricky Nelson IX-102  
    No rating Song sample There Goes My Baby — Ricky Nelson IX-102  
    No rating Poor Little Fool — Ricky Nelson IX-102  
1959/Jan. 5
Bb Aud.
Imperial (Calif.) LP9061  Cover shot
Ricky Sings Again [mono]
No rating Label shot It's Late — Ricky Nelson    
    No rating One Of These Mornings — Ricky Nelson   Bullet Smith & Co. CD 2440 (#13)
    No rating Song sample Believe What You Say — Ricky Nelson    
    No rating Lonesome Town — Ricky Nelson    
    No rating Song sample Trying To Get To You — Ricky Nelson    
    No rating Be True To Me — Ricky Nelson    
    No rating Label shot Song sample Old Enough To Love — Ricky Nelson    
    No rating Song sample Never Be Anyone Else But You — Ricky Nelson    
    No rating Song sample I Can't Help It — Ricky Nelson    
    No rating Song sample You Tear Me Up — Ricky Nelson   Bullet Smith & Co. CD 2440 (#40)
    No rating It's All In The Game — Ricky Nelson    
    No rating Song sample Restless Kid — Ricky Nelson    
1961
 
Imperial (Calif.)  LP cut  No rating Song sample My One Desire — Ricky Nelson   Bullet Chrysalis CD 2 (#25)
Bullet P-Vine CD 2540 (#8)
Bullet Teen Beat CD 353 (#25)
Bullet Vladimir Twist LP 6912 (#9)
Unissued Tracks
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  Non-pertinent Song sample Get Along Home Cindy — Ricky Nelson   Bullet Teenage Heaven LP 376 (#14)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1976Teenage Heaven (United States?) TH 376LPCountry Rockers, Vol. 2 - Shot Gun Boogie
1986Born Bad (England) BB 002LPBorn Bad, Vol. 2
1991Rhino (United States) R2 70741CDRock This Town: Rockabilly Hits, Vol. 1
1992MSIF (Japan) 2001CDRoots Of Stray Cats, Vol. 1
P-Vine (Japan) 2540CDStray Cat's Classics
1994Go-Cat-Go (Japan) 20691CDBest Of Rockabilly
1997Vladimir Twist VTR 6912LPLike Nothing Your Ears Have Ever Heard, Vol. 12
[label?] 553 868CDAnd The Train Kept A'Rollin'
1998Bear Family (Germany) 495 4732CDGood Rockin' Tonight
Born Bad (England) BB 002CDBorn Bad, Vol. 2
1999Disky (Netherlands) DC- 885782CDRed Hot Rockabilly, Part 1
Disky (Netherlands) DC- 885932CDRed Hot Rockabilly, Part 2
Disky (Netherlands) DC- 885962CDRed Hot Rockabilly, Part 3
2000Disky (Netherlands) DO 250542CDAs Good As It Gets: Rockabilly
2002Ace (England) CDCHD 850CDThe Golden Age Of American Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 10
2006Rhino (United States) R2 73346CDRockin' Bones: '50s Punk & Rockabilly
2008GVC 2018CDHollywood Hep Cats
Pan American (Switzerland) 56026CDHey Little Girlie
Pan American (Switzerland) 56032CDCool Down Baby
Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 1145CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 2
2011Fantastic Voyage (England) FVDD 113CDThree Months To Kill: West Coast Rock
Not Now Music NOT3CD 066CDRoyal Rockabilly Flush
One Day Music (England) DAY2CD 138CDEssential Rockabilly: The Imperial Story
2012Not Now Music NOT2CD 449CDRockin' In The Graveyard
year?Canadian 4525CDRare Instrumentals, Vol. 25
Cato (England) 001LPSongs The Cramps Taught Us, Vol. 1
Cato (England) CD 002CDSongs The Cramps Taught Us
Chrysalis (United States) CMG- 2CDThe Very Very Best Of Dorsey Burnette
Demand DMSLP- 250LPThe Best Of Verve Rock & Roll
El Toro (Spain) ETCD- 1037CDIf You Want It Enough / The Burnette Brothers
Mustang MUST 13CDGet Ready Baby
Mustang MUST 16CDCat Music
STCTU STCTU 002CDSongs The Cramps Taught Us, Vol. 2
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
Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 2440CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 5
Strip CD 00102CDLas Vegas Grind, Part 1
Teen Beat (United States) TB CD 353CDThe Livin' End


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