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Preston, Johnny

Real name John Preston Courville. Born 1930 in Port Arthur, Texas. Died in 2011.

References:

  • Article in issue 73 (1989) of Now Dig This.
  • Article in issue 165 (1996) of Now Dig This.

Notes:


Original Releases

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Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1959/July 6
Bb pop rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  71474X45 [45] No rating Running Bear
Johnny Preston
Label shot
YW17440 Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#2)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#1)
Bullet Collectables CD 5558 (#1)
Bullet Cosmopolitan Music CD 605 (#1)
Bullet Demand LP 005 (#1)
Bullet Fed CD 11 (#16)
Bullet Stardust CD 5001 (#1)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 6 (#3)
Bullet [SR?] LP 60609 (#12)
Bullet [ST?] LP 60609 (#12)
    No rating My Heart Knows
Johnny Preston
Label shot
YW17439 Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#5)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#2)
Bullet Collectables CD 5558 (#11)
 
 
Mercury (Ill.) EP-1-3397  [45 EP]
Johnny Preston [mono]
Cover shot
No rating Running Bear
Johnny Preston
Label shot
17440-17439  
    No rating My Heart Knows
Johnny Preston
17440-17439  
    No rating Cradle Of Love
Johnny Preston
Label shot
19745-19748  
    No rating City Of Tears
Johnny Preston
19745-19748  
1960/Feb. 29
Bb pop rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  71598X45 [45]
Cover shot
Pertinent Cradle Of Love
Johnny Preston
Label shot
(from 45)
YW19745 Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#3)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#3)
Bullet Century CD [3] (#5)
Bullet Collectables CD 5558 (#2)
Bullet Demand LP 005 (#3)
Bullet Stardust CD 5001 (#2)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 6 (#5)
Bullet [SR?] LP 60609 (#1)
Bullet [ST?] LP 60609 (#1)
    Non-pertinent City Of Tears
Johnny Preston
Label shot
YW19748 Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#21)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#4)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 6 (#21)
1960/June 6
Bb pop rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  71651X45 [45]
Cover shot
Pertinent Feel So Fine
Johnny Preston
Label shot
(from 45)
YW18981 Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#18)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#2)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#5)
Bullet Collectables CD 5558 (#3)
Bullet Demand LP 005 (#5)
Bullet Fed CD 11 (#17)
Bullet Stardust CD 5001 (#3)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 6 (#2)
Bullet [SR?] LP 60609 (#5)
Bullet [ST?] LP 60609 (#5)
    Non-pertinent I'm Starting To Go Steady
Johnny Preston
Label shot
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
YW18996 Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#22)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#24)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#6)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 6 (#9)
1960/Oct. 3
Bb pop rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  71691  [45]
Cover shot
No rating Up In The Air
Johnny Preston
Label shot
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
YW20173 Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#15)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#11)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#8)
Bullet Collectables CD 5558 (#16)
Bullet [SR?] LP 60609 (#18)
Bullet [ST?] LP 60609 (#18)
    No rating Charming Billy
Johnny Preston
Label shot
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
YW20174 Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#1)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#1)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#7)
Bullet Collectables CD 5558 (#5)
Bullet Cosmopolitan Music CD 605 (#2)
Bullet Demand LP 005 (#2)
Bullet Stardust CD 5001 (#4)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 6 (#8)
Bullet [SR?] LP 60609 (#2)
Bullet [ST?] LP 60609 (#2)
1960/Nov. 21
Bb pop rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  71728  [45] Pertinent ( I Want A) Rock And Roll Guitar
Johnny Preston
Label shot
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
YW21453 Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#10)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#16)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6000 (#10)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55095 (#21)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#9)
Bullet Collectables CD 5558 (#9)
Bullet Jan/Star Club LP 8038 (#9)
Bullet Redita [1st series] LP 112 (#1)
Bullet Redita [2nd series] LP 112 (#1)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 6 (#7)
Bullet Zomboco CD 6 (#15)
Bullet [SR?] LP 60609 (#17)
Bullet [ST?] LP 60609 (#17)
    Pertinent New Baby For Christmas
Johnny Preston
Label shot
(from 45)
YW21442 Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#20)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#22)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55095 (#28)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#10)
Bullet Collectables CD 5558 (#18)
Bullet Stardust CD 5001 (#6)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 6 (#12)
1961/Jan. 9
Bb pop rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  71761  [45]
Cover shot
Borderline Leave My Kitten Alone
Johnny Preston
Label shot
(from 45)
YW21446 Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#8)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#3)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#11)
Bullet Collectables CD 5558 (#4)
Bullet Demand LP 005 (#4)
Bullet Stardust CD 5001 (#5)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 6 (#10)
Bullet [SR?] LP 60609 (#6)
Bullet [ST?] LP 60609 (#6)
    Borderline Token Of Love
Johnny Preston
Label shot
(from 45)
YW21443 Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#32)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#12)
1961/Apr. 17
Bb pop rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  71803  [45] No rating Willy Walk
Johnny Preston
Label shot
(from 45)
YW21507 Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#14)
    No rating I Feel Good
Johnny Preston
Label shot
(from 45)
YW21586 Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#18)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#13)
1961/Aug. 28
Bb pop rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  71865  [45]
Cover shot
No rating She Once Belonged To Me
Johnny Preston
Label shot
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
YW21011 Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#19)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#23)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#15)
    No rating Let Them Talk
Johnny Preston
Label shot
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
YW21013 Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#19)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#16)
1961/Dec. 4
Bb pop rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  71908  [45]
Cover shot
No rating Kissin' Tree
Johnny Preston / Arranged & Conducted By Stan Applebaum
Label shot
YW23017 Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#16)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#18)
Bullet Collectables CD 5558 (#10)
Bullet Demand LP 005 (#9)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 6 (#22)
    No rating Free Me
Johnny Preston
Label shot
YW23019 Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#17)
1962/Apr. 21
Bb pop rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  71951  [45]
Cover shot
No rating Let's Leave It That Way
Johnny Preston / Arranged & Conducted By Stan Applebaum
Label shot
YW23018 Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#20)
    No rating Broken Hearts Anonymous
Johnny Preston / Arranged & Conducted By Stan Applebaum
Label shot
YW23016 Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#27)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#19)
Bullet Stardust CD 5001 (#10)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 6 (#17)
1962/Oct. 20
Bb pop rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  72049  [45] No rating Let The Big Boss Man (Pull You Through)
Johnny Preston With The Merry Melody Singers And The Jerry Kennedy Orch.
Label shot
(from 45)
YW22164 Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#21)
    No rating Day After Forever
Johnny Preston With The Merry Melody Singers And The Jerry Kennedy Orch.
Label shot
(from 45)
YW22163 Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#22)
1963/Feb. 23
Bb pop rev.
Imperial (Calif.)  5924  [45] Borderline This Little Bitty Tear (It's Gonna Dry)
Johnny Preston
Label shot
(from unknown source)
IM-5472 Bullet Yeaah! CD 507 (#13)
    No rating The Day The World Stood Still
Johnny Preston
Label shot
IM-5473  
1964/May 2
Bb hot rev.
Hall-Way (Texas) 45-1201  [45] No rating All Around The World
Johnny Preston
Label shot
H-1201A Bullet Demand LP 005 (#10)
Bullet [SR?] LP 60609 (#20)
Bullet [ST?] LP 60609 (#20)
    No rating Just Plain Hurt
Johnny Preston
Label shot
H-1201B  
1964/Sept.
(Bb est.)
Hall-Way (Texas) 45-1204  [45] No rating Willie And The Hand Jive
Johnny Preston
Label shot
H-1204-A Bullet Demand LP 005 (#11)
Bullet [SR?] LP 60609 (#21)
Bullet [ST?] LP 60609 (#21)
    No rating I've Got My Eyes On You
Johnny Preston
Label shot
H-1204-B Bullet Demand LP 005 (#13)
Bullet [SR?] LP 60609 (#19)
Bullet [ST?] LP 60609 (#19)
1961
on label or cover
Mercury (Ill.) MG-20592  [LP]
Running Bear [mono]
Cover shot
No rating Running Bear
Johnny Preston
   
    No rating What Am I Living For
Johnny Preston
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#28)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#23)
Bullet [SR?] LP 60609 (#15)
Bullet [ST?] LP 60609 (#15)
    No rating Earth Angel
Johnny Preston
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#31)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#24)
Bullet [SR?] LP 60609 (#10)
Bullet [ST?] LP 60609 (#10)
    No rating Guardian Angel
Johnny Preston
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#33)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#25)
    No rating Hearts Of Stone
Johnny Preston
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#11)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#7)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#26)
Bullet Collectables CD 5558 (#12)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 6 (#4)
Bullet [SR?] LP 60609 (#14)
Bullet [ST?] LP 60609 (#14)
    No rating Chief Heartbreak
Johnny Preston
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#4)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#9)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#27)
Bullet Collectables CD 5558 (#6)
Bullet Demand LP 005 (#7)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 098 (#44)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 6 (#11)
Bullet [SR?] LP 60609 (#13)
Bullet [ST?] LP 60609 (#13)
    No rating The Twist
Johnny Preston
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#10)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#28)
Bullet Demand LP 005 (#8)
Bullet [SR?] LP 60609 (#22)
Bullet [ST?] LP 60609 (#22)
    No rating You'll Never Walk Alone
Johnny Preston
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#25)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#27)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#29)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 6 (#15)
Bullet [SR?] LP 60609 (#16)
Bullet [ST?] LP 60609 (#16)
    No rating Pretend
Johnny Preston
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#26)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#30)
    No rating Danny Boy
Johnny Preston
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#26)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#34)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#31)
Bullet Stardust CD 5001 (#9)
Bullet [SR?] LP 60609 (#11)
Bullet [ST?] LP 60609 (#11)
    No rating Dream
Johnny Preston
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#23)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#17)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#32)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 6 (#19)
    No rating Madre De Dios (Mother Of God)
Johnny Preston
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#24)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#25)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#33)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 6 (#13)
1961
on label or cover
Mercury (Ill.) SR-60250  [LP]
Running Bear [stereo]
Cover shot
No rating Running Bear [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
Label shot
1  
    No rating What Am I Living For [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
1  
    Borderline Earth Angel [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
1  
    No rating Guardian Angel [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
1  
    No rating Hearts Of Stone [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
1  
    No rating Chief Heartbreak [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
1  
    No rating The Twist [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
Label shot
2  
    No rating You'll Never Walk Alone [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
2  
    No rating Pretend [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
2  
    No rating Danny Boy [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
2  
    No rating Dream [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
2  
    No rating Madre De Dios (Mother Of God) [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
2  
1961
on label or cover
Mercury (Ill.) MG-20609  [LP]
Come Rock With Me [mono]
No rating Charming Billy
Johnny Preston
   
    No rating Just Little Boy Blue
Johnny Preston
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#7)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#6)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#34)
Bullet Collectables CD 5558 (#13)
Bullet Demand LP 005 (#16)
Bullet Stardust CD 5001 (#8)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 6 (#16)
Bullet [SR?] LP 60609 (#3)
Bullet [ST?] LP 60609 (#3)
    No rating That's All I Want
Johnny Preston
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#6)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#5)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#35)
Bullet Collectables CD 5558 (#8)
Bullet Demand LP 005 (#12)
Bullet Stardust CD 5001 (#7)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 6 (#6)
Bullet [SR?] LP 60609 (#4)
Bullet [ST?] LP 60609 (#4)
    No rating The Angels Gave You To Me
Johnny Preston
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#4)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#36)
Bullet Demand LP 005 (#14)
Bullet [SR?] LP 60609 (#9)
Bullet [ST?] LP 60609 (#9)
    No rating Token Of Love
Johnny Preston
   
    No rating Feel So Good (Feel So Fine)
Johnny Preston
  Bullet Alley Music CD 002 (#28)
    No rating Leave My Kitten Alone
Johnny Preston
   
    No rating Sitting Here Crying
Johnny Preston
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#9)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#15)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#39)
Bullet Collectables CD 5558 (#14)
Bullet Demand LP 005 (#15)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 6 (#20)
Bullet [SR?] LP 60609 (#7)
Bullet [ST?] LP 60609 (#7)
    No rating Do What You Did
Johnny Preston
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#12)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#13)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#40)
Bullet Collectables CD 5558 (#7)
Bullet Demand LP 005 (#6)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 6 (#1)
Bullet [SR?] LP 60609 (#8)
Bullet [ST?] LP 60609 (#8)
    No rating Please Believe Me
Johnny Preston
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#29)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#37)
    No rating Cradle Of Love
Johnny Preston
   
    No rating My Imagination
Johnny Preston
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#30)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#38)
1961
on label or cover
Mercury (Ill.) SR-60609  [LP]
Come Rock With Me [stereo]
Cover shot
No rating Charming Billy [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
Label shot
   
    No rating Just Little Boy Blue [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
   
    No rating That's All I Want [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
   
    No rating The Angels Gave You To Me [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
   
    No rating Token Of Love [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
   
    No rating Feel So Good (Feel So Fine) [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
   
    No rating Leave My Kitten Alone [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
Label shot
   
    No rating Sitting Here Crying [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
   
    No rating Do What You Did [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
   
    No rating Please Believe Me [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
   
    No rating Cradle Of Love [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
   
    No rating My Imagination [stereo vers.]
Johnny Preston
   
 
 
Mercury (Ill.)     [unissued] No rating Chosen Few
Johnny Preston
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#14)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#8)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#44)
Bullet Collectables CD 5558 (#15)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 6 (#14)
    No rating Four Letter Word
Johnny Preston
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#17)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#12)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#42)
Bullet Collectables CD 5558 (#17)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 6 (#18)
    No rating I Played Around With My Love
Johnny Preston
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 15473 (#13)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#21)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#43)
    No rating Kissin' Tree [alt. vers.]
Johnny Preston
  Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#41)
    No rating Lucky In Love
Johnny Preston
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#20)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#46)
    No rating Over And Over
Johnny Preston
(from Bear Family CD 16234)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16234 (#14)
Bullet Castle Music CD 605 (#45)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1975Redita [1st series] (Netherlands) 112LPI Want A Rock & Roll Guitar
1980Redita [2nd series] (Netherlands) 112LPI Want A Rock & Roll Guitar
1986Demand DS 005LPCome Rock With Me / Johnny Preston
1988[SR?] SR 60609LPCome Rock With Me / Johnny Preston
1989Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15473CDRunning Bear / Johnny Preston
Jan/Star Club (Sweden) 33- 8038LPRock And Roll Christmas
1991[ST?] ST 60609LPCome Rock With Me / Johnny Preston
1992Stardust CD 5001CDAll Time Greatest Hits Of Johnny Preston
1996Stomper Time (England) STCD 6CDThe Best Of Johnny Preston
1998Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16234CDCharming Billy / Johnny Preston
2000Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55095CDRockabilly Xmas
2002Castle Music (England) CMEDD 605CDFeel So Fine: The Mercury Recordings, 1959-1962 / Johnny Preston
2011Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 098CDSassy Sugar: The Pure Essence Of Nashville Rock & Roll
year?Alley Music AMCD- 002CDSwing, Jive, & Stroll
Big Tone (England) BTCD 6000CDMercury Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 1
Century (Canada) [3]CDRockabilly Baby
Collectables (United States) COL- 5558CDRunning Bear / Johnny Preston
Cosmopolitan Music 605CDGreat Shakin' Fever
Fed (Sweden) 11CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 11
Yeaah! CD 507CDTeen Town USA, Vol. 7
Zomboco (United States) 6CDReal Rare Rockabilly, Vol. 6


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