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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

Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
 
 
Glenco (Texas) GC-7001  No rating Label shot Candy Kisses — Johnny Olenn And The Jokers +  
    No rating Label shot Sally Let Your Bangs Hang — Johnny Olenn And The Jokers -  
1955/May 28
Bb r&b rev.
TNT (Texas)  1016  Borderline Label shot Song sample Candy Kisses — Johnny Olenn And The Jokers +  
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Sally Let Your Bangs Hang — Johnny Olenn And The Jokers - 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  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  No rating Label shot Candy Kisses — Johnny Olenn 45-LB-675 Bullet Ace LP 48 (#1)
Bullet [SB?] CD 3029 (#1)
    No rating Label shot My Idea Of Love — Johnny Olenn 45-LB-676 Bullet Ace LP 48 (#2)
Bullet [SB?] CD 3029 (#2)
1958/Mar. 17
Bb pop rev.
Antler (N.Y.) 45-4009  No rating Label shot My Sweetie Pie — Johnny Olenn B Bullet Pan American CD 56039 (#15)
    No rating Label shot Smile — Johnny Olenn A  
1959/Jan. 5
Bb pop rev.
Antler (N.Y.) A-842  Non-pertinent Label shot For The First Time (Coma Prima) — Johnny Olenn & The Blockbusters A E-3738x Bullet Ace CD 763 (#13)
    No rating Label shot My Sweetie Pie — Johnny Olenn & The Blockbusters B E-3739  
1959/Mar. 2
Bb pop rev.
Antler (N.Y.)  1101  No rating Label shot My Sweetie Pie — Johnny Olenn & The Blockbusters YW17858  
    No rating Label shot For The First Time (Come Prima) — Johnny Olenn & The Blockbusters YW17857  
1959/May 11
Bb pop rev.
Antler (N.Y.) A-1105  Borderline Label shot Born Reckless — Johnny Olenn & The Blockbusters YW18477  
    No rating Label shot You Loveable You — Johnny Olenn & The Blockbusters YW18478  
1959/Sept. 14
Bb pop rev.
Personality (N.Y.) P1002 
(pressed by RCA)
No rating Label shot Teenie — Johnny Olenn K8OW-9465  
    No rating Label shot Devil Darling — Johnny Olenn K8OW-9466  
1959/Jan.
mx series
Antler (N.Y.)  4012  Borderline Label shot Song sample For The First Time (Come Prima) — Johnny Olenn & The Blockbusters A E-3738R  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample My Sweetie Pie — Johnny Olenn & The Blockbusters B E-3739  
1961 or later
(Bb est.)
Antler (N.Y.)  4018  Borderline Label shot The Magic Touch — Johnny Olenn 812 Bullet Ace CD 763 (#11)
    No rating Label shot Football Freddy — Johnny Olenn 1064  
 
 
Dee Gee (loc?) AM-2000/3 Borderline Label shot Gotta' Keep Movin' (Keep Movin' On) — Johnny Olenn And The Extremes AM-2000  
    No rating Label shot You've Got The Magic Touch — Johnny Olenn And The Extremes AM-2003  
 
 
Entree (Nev.) AM-2000/3 No rating Label shot Gotta' Keep Movin' (Keep Movin' On) — Johnny Olenn And The Extremes AM-2000  
    No rating Label shot You've Got The Magic Touch — Johnny Olenn And The Extremes AM-2003  
Original LPs
1957
(BSN est.)
Liberty (Calif.) LRP-3029  Cover shot
Just Rollin' With Johnny Olenn [mono]
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 Tracks
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  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


Acknowledgments:  Both Sides Now, Udo Frank, Gerd Miller, Henk Netten, Bob Pinson, Michel Proost, R&B Indies, Ake Roos, Mike Stewart, Uncle Gil, eBay


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