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Olenn, Johnny

Real name Johnny Olenn McCord. Born 1936 in San Antonio, Texas. Previously played bass for Eddy Dugosh and steel guitar for Rudy Grayzell.

References:

  • Feature article and discography in issue 51 (1994) of Rockin' Fifties.

Original Releases

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Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
 
 
Glenco (Texas) GC-7001  [45] No rating Candy Kisses
Johnny Olenn And The Jokers
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+  
    No rating Sally Let Your Bangs Hang
Johnny Olenn And The Jokers
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(from 45)
-  
1955/May 28
Bb r&b rev.
TNT (Texas)  1016  [45] Borderline Candy Kisses
Johnny Olenn And The Jokers
Label shot
(from 45)
+  
    Borderline Sally Let Your Bangs Hang
Johnny Olenn And The Jokers
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(from 45)
- Bullet Collectables CD 0596 (#1)
Bullet Collectables CD 5555 (#9)
Bullet Collector CD 4530 (#30)
Bullet TNT CD 00135 (#18)
1955-56
(Bb est.)
TNT (Texas)  1018  [45] No rating Blues, Stay Away From Me
Johnny Olenn And The Jokers
   
    No rating I Ain't Gonna Cry No More
Johnny Olenn And The Jokers
   
1957/Feb. 16
Bb pop rev.
Liberty (Calif.) F55053  [45] No rating Candy Kisses
Johnny Olenn
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45-LB-675 Bullet Ace LP 48 (#1)
Bullet [SB?] CD 3029 (#1)
    No rating My Idea Of Love
Johnny Olenn
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45-LB-676 Bullet Ace LP 48 (#2)
Bullet [SB?] CD 3029 (#2)
1958/Mar. 17
Bb pop rev.
Antler (N.Y.) 45-4009  [45] No rating My Sweetie Pie
Johnny Olenn
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B Bullet Pan American CD 56039 (#15)
    No rating Smile
Johnny Olenn
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A  
1959/Jan. 5
Bb pop rev.
Antler (N.Y.) A-842  [45] Non-pertinent For The First Time (Coma Prima)
Johnny Olenn & The Blockbusters
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A E-3738x Bullet Ace CD 763 (#13)
    No rating My Sweetie Pie
Johnny Olenn & The Blockbusters
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B E-3739  
1959/Mar. 2
Bb pop rev.
Antler (N.Y.)  1101  [45] No rating My Sweetie Pie
Johnny Olenn & The Blockbusters
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YW17858  
    No rating For The First Time (Come Prima)
Johnny Olenn & The Blockbusters
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YW17857  
1959/May 11
Bb pop rev.
Antler (N.Y.) A-1105  [45] Borderline Born Reckless
Johnny Olenn & The Blockbusters
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(from 45)
YW18477  
    No rating You Loveable You
Johnny Olenn & The Blockbusters
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YW18478  
1959/Sept. 14
Bb pop rev.
Personality (N.Y.) P1002  [45]
(pressed by RCA)
No rating Teenie
Johnny Olenn
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K8OW-9465  
    No rating Devil Darling
Johnny Olenn
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K8OW-9466  
1959/Jan.
mx series
Antler (N.Y.)  4012  [45] Borderline For The First Time (Come Prima)
Johnny Olenn & The Blockbusters
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(from 45)
A E-3738R  
    Non-pertinent My Sweetie Pie
Johnny Olenn & The Blockbusters
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(from 45)
B E-3739  
1961 or later
(Bb est.)
Antler (N.Y.)  4018  [45] Borderline The Magic Touch
Johnny Olenn And The Blockbusters
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812 Bullet Ace CD 763 (#11)
    No rating Football Freddy
Johnny Olenn And The Blockbusters
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1064  
 
 
Dee Gee (loc?) AM-2000/3 [45] Borderline Gotta' Keep Movin' (Keep Movin' On)
Johnny Olenn And The Extremes
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AM-2000  
    No rating You've Got The Magic Touch
Johnny Olenn And The Extremes
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AM-2003  
 
 
Entree (Nev.) AM-2000/3 [45] No rating Gotta' Keep Movin' (Keep Movin' On)
Johnny Olenn And The Extremes
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AM-2000  
    No rating You've Got The Magic Touch
Johnny Olenn And The Extremes
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AM-2003  
1957
(BSN est.)
Liberty (Calif.) LRP-3029  [LP]
Just Rollin' With Johnny Olenn [mono]
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No rating Candy Kisses
Johnny Olenn
  Bullet South Bay CD 3029 (#1)
    No rating My Idea Of Love
Johnny Olenn
  Bullet South Bay CD 3029 (#2)
    No rating Pipeliner's Blues
Johnny Olenn
  Bullet Ace LP 48 (#3)
Bullet South Bay CD 3029 (#3)
Bullet [SB?] CD 3029 (#3)
    No rating Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down
Johnny Olenn
  Bullet Ace LP 48 (#4)
Bullet South Bay CD 3029 (#4)
Bullet [SB?] CD 3029 (#4)
    No rating Twenty Four Hours
Johnny Olenn
  Bullet Ace LP 48 (#5)
Bullet South Bay CD 3029 (#5)
Bullet [SB?] CD 3029 (#5)
    No rating Someday
Johnny Olenn
  Bullet Ace LP 48 (#6)
Bullet South Bay CD 3029 (#6)
Bullet [SB?] CD 3029 (#6)
    No rating When My Dream Boat Comes Home
Johnny Olenn
  Bullet Ace LP 48 (#7)
Bullet South Bay CD 3029 (#7)
Bullet [SB?] CD 3029 (#7)
    No rating The Gypsy
Johnny Olenn
  Bullet Ace LP 48 (#8)
Bullet South Bay CD 3029 (#8)
Bullet [SB?] CD 3029 (#8)
    No rating I Ain't Gonna Cry No More
Johnny Olenn
  Bullet Ace LP 48 (#9)
Bullet South Bay CD 3029 (#9)
Bullet [SB?] CD 3029 (#9)
    No rating Oh! What A Dream
Johnny Olenn
  Bullet Ace LP 48 (#10)
Bullet South Bay CD 3029 (#10)
Bullet [SB?] CD 3029 (#10)
    No rating Because You Love Me
Johnny Olenn
  Bullet Ace LP 48 (#11)
Bullet South Bay CD 3029 (#11)
Bullet [SB?] CD 3029 (#11)
    No rating Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
Johnny Olenn
  Bullet Ace LP 48 (#12)
Bullet South Bay CD 3029 (#12)
Bullet [SB?] CD 3029 (#12)
 
 
[unissued]     [unissued] No rating Born Reckless [alt. vers.]
Johnny Olenn
  Bullet Ace CD 763 (#12)
    No rating Honey Love
Johnny Olenn
  Bullet Hydra LP 7705 (#9)
    No rating Rocket 69
Johnny Olenn
  Bullet Hydra LP 7705 (#7)
    Borderline Shake, Rattle And Roll
Johnny Olenn
  Bullet Ace CD 763 (#14)
    Borderline Tutti Frutti
Johnny Olenn
  Bullet Ace CD 763 (#15)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1983Ace (England) CH 48LPJust Rollin' With Johnny Olenn
1987Hydra (Germany) BLK 7705LPTeenage Dance Party
1995Collectables (United States) COL-CD- 0596CDClassic Rock From San Antonio, Texas
South Bay (Japan) SB 3029CDJust Rollin' With Johnny Olenn
[SB?] SB 3029CDJust Rollin' With Johnny Olenn
1996Collectables (United States) COL 5555CDBest Of TNT Records
2000Ace (England) CDCHD 763CDRock All Night
2009Pan American (Switzerland) 56039CDLike Wow
year?Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4530CDRockers And Boppers
TNT TNT- 00135CD35 Explosive Boppin' Blasters


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