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Powers, Johnny

Real name John Leon Joseph Pavlik. Born 1938 in East Detroit, Mich.

References:

  • Official website
  • Feature article and discography in issue 42 (1989) of American Music Magazine.
  • Article in issue 139 (1994) of Now Dig This.
  • Article in issue 228 (2002) of Now Dig This.

Original Releases

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1957
Cap. mx code
Fox (Mich.) GB-916/7
(pressed by Capitol)
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Long Blond Hair, Red Rose Lips — Johnny Powers With The Band Of Stan Getz & Tom Cats GB-916 Bullet Collector CD 4425 (#12)
Bullet Dial LP 004 (#11)
Bullet Fed CD 05 (#17)
Bullet Lucky CD 810 (#11)
Bullet Mustang CD 2 (#20)
Bullet Norton CD 229 (#1)
Bullet Norton LP 229 (#1)
Bullet Presto CD 1 (#26)
Bullet Rhino CD 73346 (#13)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 200 (#20)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2010 (#1)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#1)
Bullet Vladimir Twist LP 6902 (#7)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Rock Rock — Johnny Powers With The Band Of Stan Getz & Tom Cats GB-917 Bullet Collector CD 4425 (#13)
Bullet Dial LP 004 (#12)
Bullet Emusic/Lost Gold MP 11163032 (#15)
Bullet Golden Stars CD 5374 (#33)
Bullet Hallmark CD 305242 (#14)
Bullet Lost Gold CD 5698 (#15)
Bullet Lucky CD 814 (#27)
Bullet Luxel CD 7104 (#10)
Bullet Norton CD 229 (#2)
Bullet Norton LP 229 (#2)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2010 (#2)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#2)
Bullet Yeaah! CD 22 (#15)
1957/Aug.
BMI clear.
Fortune (Mich.)  199 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Honey Let's Go (To A Rock And Roll Show) — Johnny Powers And His Rockets F 115 Bullet Chief CD 1156504 (#30)
Bullet Chief CD 1256501 (#7)
Bullet Collector CD 4425 (#17)
Bullet Norton CD 229 (#7)
Bullet Norton LP 229 (#7)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2010 (#3)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#3)
Bullet Titanic CD 1001 (#7)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Your Love — Johnny Powers And His Rockets F 116 Bullet Chief CD 1156502 (#28)
Bullet Chief CD 1256501 (#24)
Bullet Norton CD 229 (#8)
Bullet Norton LP 229 (#8)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2010 (#4)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#4)
Bullet Titanic CD 1001 (#24)
1959/Sept.
(Bb est.)
Sun (Tenn.)  327 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample With Your Love, With Your Kiss — Johnny Powers U-370 Bullet AVI CD 5004 (#7)
Bullet Bopcat LP 300 (#7)
Bullet Charly CD 8353 (#2)
Bullet Norton CD 229 (#17)
Bullet Norton LP 229 (#16)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2010 (#10)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#10)
Bullet Sun 10 801 (#11)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 18 (#1)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1029 (#7)
Bullet Teenage Heaven LP 275 (#13)
    Pertinent Label shot Be Mine, All Mine — Johnny Powers U-371 Bullet AVI CD 5004 (#8)
Bullet Norton CD 229 (#18)
Bullet Norton LP 229 (#17)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2010 (#11)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#11)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 18 (#2)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1029 (#13)
Bullet Zomboco CD 2 (#13)
 
 
Tee Pee (N.Y.)  398 
Auction history
Borderline Label shot Song sample You're To Blame — Johnny Powers 399 Bullet Yeaah! CD 515 (#29)
    No rating Label shot Song sample Seventeen — Johnny Powers 398 Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2010 (#20)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#20)
Unissued Tracks
1957
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Indeed I Do [alt. vers.] — Johnny Powers   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#38)
    No rating Tell Me That You Care — Johnny Powers   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#37)
1958-59
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Be-Bop-A-Lula — Johnny Powers   Bullet Norton CD 229 (#9)
Bullet Norton LP 229 (#9)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2010 (#7)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#7)
    No rating Don't Go Away — Johnny Powers   Bullet Charly CD 8137 (#28)
Bullet Lucky CD 812 (#5)
Bullet Norton CD 229 (#10)
Bullet Norton LP 229 (#10)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2017 (#4)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#24)
    No rating Endless Love — Johnny Powers   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#46)
    No rating I Need Your Lovin' Baby — Johnny Powers   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2017 (#13)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#32)
    No rating I'll Take That Chance — Johnny Powers   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2017 (#17)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#36)
    Pertinent Song sample I'm Walkin' — Johnny Powers   Bullet Magnum Force LP 056 (#9)
Bullet Norton CD 229 (#22)
Bullet Norton LP 229 (#20)
Bullet Olympic LP 4 (#4)
Bullet Rock-It/Olympic LP 1001 (#10)
Bullet Rockhouse LP 8411 (#9)
Bullet Rockhouse CD 9319 (#26)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2010 (#5)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#5)
    Pertinent Song sample Mean Mistreater — Johnny Powers   Bullet Bison Bop LP 2000 (#1)
Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2000 (#1)
Bullet Collector CD 4425 (#15)
Bullet Mustang CD 9 (#28)
Bullet Norton CD 229 (#5)
Bullet Norton LP 229 (#5)
Bullet Olympic LP 3 (#13)
Bullet Presto CD 7 (#57)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2010 (#8)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#8)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3054 (#20)
    No rating My Love, My Life — Johnny Powers   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#47)
    No rating Oh So Far Away — Johnny Powers   Bullet Norton CD 229 (#14)
Bullet Norton LP 229 (#13)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2010 (#14)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#14)
    No rating Someone's Gonna Hurt You — Johnny Powers   Bullet Norton CD 229 (#4)
Bullet Norton LP 229 (#4)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#19)
    Pertinent Song sample Treat Me Right — Johnny Powers   Bullet Bison Bop LP 2001 (#1)
Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2001 (#1)
Bullet Collector CD 4425 (#16)
Bullet Norton CD 229 (#12)
Bullet Norton LP 229 (#11)
Bullet Olympic LP 3 (#5)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2010 (#6)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#6)
    No rating Trouble — Johnny Powers   Bullet Charly CD 8318 (#5)
Bullet Norton CD 229 (#15)
Bullet Norton LP 229 (#14)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2017 (#5)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#9)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#25)
Bullet SAAR CD [RR1] (#9)
    No rating Song sample Waitin' For You [vers. 1] — Johnny Powers   Bullet Disky CD 05 (#49)
Bullet Disky CD 5203 (#49)
Bullet Norton CD 229 (#6)
Bullet Norton LP 229 (#6)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2017 (#3)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#13)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#23)
 
 
Sun (Tenn.)  uniss.  No rating But Now That It's Over — Johnny Powers   Bullet Charly CD 8137 (#29)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#30)
    No rating Don't Lie To Me — Johnny Powers   Bullet Norton CD 229 (#19)
Bullet Norton LP 229 (#18)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2017 (#6)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#26)
    No rating Everybody Says I'm A Lucky Guy — Johnny Powers   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2017 (#15)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#34)
    No rating I Got A Girl Who Knows How To Live — Johnny Powers   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2017 (#14)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#33)
    No rating I'm Evil — Johnny Powers   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2010 (#9)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1029 (#15)
    Pertinent Song sample Me And My Rhythm Guitar — Johnny Powers   Bullet Bear Family CD 16210 (#22)
Bullet Charly CD 36 (#17)
Bullet Charly CD 8099 (#23)
Bullet Disky CD 06 (#44)
Bullet Dressed To Kill/BMG CD 66 (#29)
Bullet J!mco CD 89194 (#20)
Bullet Norton CD 229 (#21)
Bullet Norton LP 229 (#19)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2010 (#12)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#12)
Bullet SAAR CD [1] (#20)
Bullet Select CD 586 (#19)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1031 (#8)
    No rating Waitin' For You [vers. 2] — Johnny Powers   Bullet Norton CD 229 (#11)
Bullet Norton LP 229 (#15)
    No rating Waitin' For You [vers. 3] — Johnny Powers   Bullet Norton CD 229 (#16)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#43)
    No rating Waitin' For You [vers. 4] — Johnny Powers   Bullet Norton CD 229 (#20)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#45)
    No rating Waitin' For You [vers. 5] — Johnny Powers   Bullet Norton CD 229 (#23)
    Pertinent Song sample Waiting For You — Johnny Powers   Bullet Bear Family CD 16311 (#13)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2010 (#13)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2017 (#7)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#27)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1031 (#9)
    No rating Won't You Please, Pretty Baby — Johnny Powers   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2017 (#8)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#28)
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  Pertinent Song sample The Bigger They Are — Johnny Powers   Bullet Eagle CD 90205 (#16)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2010 (#17)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#17)
    No rating Corrine Corrina — Johnny Powers   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2017 (#10)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#44)
    Borderline Song sample Fallin' Star — Johnny Powers   Bullet Eagle CD 90205 (#15)
    Pertinent I Walk — Johnny Powers   Bullet Bison Bop LP 2000 (#2)
Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2000 (#2)
    Pertinent Song sample Somebody's Gonna Hurt You — Johnny Powers   Bullet Bison Bop LP 2001 (#2)
Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2001 (#2)
Bullet Magnum Force LP 056 (#6)
Bullet Olympic LP 4 (#11)
Bullet Rock-It/Olympic LP 1001 (#13)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2010 (#19)
Need Information
 
 
[need info]     No rating Falling Star — Johnny Powers   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2010 (#16)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#16)
    No rating I Believe She Loves Me Too — Johnny Powers   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2017 (#12)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#31)
    No rating I Just Got To Know Now — Johnny Powers   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2017 (#19)
    No rating It's Now Or Never Little One — Johnny Powers   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2017 (#18)
    No rating Kiss-A-Me Baby — Johnny Powers   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2010 (#15)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#15)
    No rating Please Return My Love — Johnny Powers   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2010 (#18)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#18)
    No rating The Rest Of My Days Are Lonely Ones — Johnny Powers   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2017 (#11)
    No rating Rosalee — Johnny Powers   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2017 (#9)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#29)
    No rating Well I Got Troubles — Johnny Powers   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2017 (#16)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#35)
    No rating You Didn't Care — Johnny Powers   Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2017 (#20)

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1975Bopcat (Netherlands) 300LPI'm Moving On
Teenage Heaven (United States?) TH 275LPCountry Rockers, Vol. 1 - Thousand Rockin' Guitars
1977Dial (Netherlands) 004LPOlympic Rock
1978Rock-It/Olympic (United States) RIO- 1001LPRock It Rock, Vol. 1 [And] Olympic Rock, Vol. 2
1979Bison Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2000LPThe Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 1
Bison Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2001LPThe Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 2
1980Olympic (United States) OR 3LPCrazy Batty & Gone
Olympic (United States) OR 4LPLet's Jive It
1984Rockhouse (Netherlands) LP 8411LPRock It!
1985Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2000LPThe Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 1
Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2001LPThe Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 2
Sun (England) (England) SUN 1029LPShake Around
1986Charly (England) 36CDThe Best Of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Rollercoaster (England) 2010LPRock! Rock! Rock! / Johnny Powers
Sun (England) (England) SUN 1031LPCountry Rock Sides
1988Magnum Force (England) MFLP 056LPRed Hot Rockabilly, Vol. 4
1991Disky (Netherlands) DCD 5203CDUltimate Sun Rock & Roll Collection
1992Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156502CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 2
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156504CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 4
Norton (United States) CED 229CDLong Blond Hair / Johnny Powers
1993Disky (Netherlands) Memphis 05CDThe Ultimate Memphis Rock 'N' Roll Collection, Vol. 1
Rockhouse (Netherlands) ROCKCD 9319CDRock It: 32 Authentic R&R And Rockabilly Shakers
Sun (England) (England) 18CDRock 'N' Roll Originals, Vol. 9
1994J!mco (Japan) JICK 89194CDBest Of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Sun 80110Sun Country Rock & Roll
Titanic CD 1001CDRecord Shop Hop: 30 Classic Motor City Rockabillys
1995AVI (United States) CD 5004CDRock Baby Rock It: Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Charly (England) MID 8099CDEssential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 1
Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4425CDReallll Rrrrockin'
Vladimir Twist VTR 6902LPLike Nothing Your Ears Have Ever Heard, Vol. 2
1996Hallmark 305242CDDo The Ooby Dooby
Lucky (England) CDLR 810CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 10
1997Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16210CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 14
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1256501CDFortune & Hi-Q Ultra Rare Special
Lucky (England) CDLR 812CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 12
1998Charly (England) CPCD 8137CDUnissued Sun Masters
Charly (England) CPCD 8318CDSun Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 2
1999Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16311CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 16: Rockabilly From The Vaults Of Sun Record
Charly (England) CPCD 8353CDSun Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 3
Dressed To Kill/BMG (England) DTKBOX 66CDThe Sun Gods
Eagle (Germany) EA-R 90205CDChicken Rock: "Rockin" Around The Mountain
Rollercoaster (England) RCCD 200CDNow Dig This: A Whole Lotta Roller Coaster Rockers
2000SAAR (Italy) [RR1]CDThe Best Of Sun Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 1
SAAR (Italy) [1]CDThe Best Of Sun, Vol. 1
2001Golden Stars GSS 5374CDRockin' Hepcat Rockabilly
Lost Gold (United States) LGR 5698CDOriginal Historic Rockabilly Classics, Vol. 4
Mustang MUST 2CDGoin' Down That Road
Select CD 586CDRed Hot: The Best Of Sun Rockabilly
2006Rhino (United States) 73346CDRockin' Bones: '50s Punk & Rockabilly
2007Rollercoaster (England) RCCD 3054CDCool Daddy / Jimmy Kirkland
year?Disky (Netherlands) Memphis 06CDThe Ultimate Memphis Rock 'N' Roll Collection, Vol. 2
Emusic/Lost Gold (United States) 11163032MP32 Original Historic Rockabilly Classics, Vol. 4
Fed (Norway) 05CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 5
Lucky (England) CDLR 814CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 14
Luxel MAS 7104CDRockabilly Hoodlums, v. 4
Mustang MUST 9CDReal Gone Daddy
Presto Vol. 1CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 1
Presto Vol. 7CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 7
Rollercoaster (England) 2017LPCan't Resist That Rock And Roll / Johnny Powers
Rollercoaster (England) RCCD 3038CDLong Blond Hair / Johnny Powers
Yeaah! (England) 22CDRockabilly Rarities, Vol. 4
Yeaah! CD 515CDTeen Town USA, Vol. 15
Zomboco (United States) 2CDReal Rare Rockabilly, Vol. 2


Acknowledgments:  Bear Family catalog, Udo Frank, Shane Hughes, Kirill Jakovlev, Tom Lincoln, Gary Myers, No Hit Records, Michel Proost, Joe Wajgel


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