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Rainwater, Marvin

Full name Marvin Karlton Rainwater. Born 1925 in Wichita, Kansas.

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Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1955/Oct. 29
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12090  Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Tennessee Houn' Dog Yodel — Marvin Rainwater With The Tomahawks 55-XY-543 Bullet CCL LP 1114 (#11)
Bullet Fed CD 06 (#32)
Bullet Lucky CD 801 (#17)
Bullet Mustang CD 9 (#21)
Bullet Presto CD 8 (#18)
    No rating Label shot Tea Bag Romeo — Marvin Rainwater With The Tomahawks 55-XY-542 Bullet CCL LP 1115 (#9)
1956/Jan. 7
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12152  No rating Label shot Song sample Dem Low Down Blues — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 55-XY-544 Bullet CCL LP 1115 (#1)
    No rating Label shot Where Do We Go From Here — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 55-XY-545 Bullet CCL LP 1115 (#10)
1956/Apr. 28
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12240  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Hot And Cold — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 56-XY-234 Bullet Bear Family LP 15079 (#16)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15789 (#18)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#1)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5703 (#25)
Bullet CCL LP 1113 (#5)
Bullet Chief CD 1156510 (#25)
Bullet Club PR LP 004 (#13)
Bullet MGM (England) LP 2354 147 (#5)
Bullet Mustang CD 3 (#7)
Bullet Pan American CD 56005 (#15)
Bullet Presto CD 3 (#36)
Bullet Sleazy CD 02 (#5)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1125 (#35)
Bullet Vladimir Twist LP 6904 (#16)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Mr. Blues — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 56-XY-235 Bullet Bear Family LP 15079 (#12)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15789 (#3)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#2)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5703 (#5)
Bullet CCL LP 1115 (#11)
Bullet Eagle LP 302 (#7)
Bullet MGM (England) LP 2315 394 (#5)
Bullet MGM (France) LP 2624 032 (#13)
Bullet One Day Music CD 139 (#6)
Bullet Pan American CD 56013 (#13)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1125 (#26)
Bullet True Blue Rockabilly CD 002 (#30)
Bullet Vladimir Twist LP 6911 (#9)
1956/Aug. 25
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12313  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Why Did You Have To Go And Leave Me (Lonesome Blues) — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 56-XY-357 Bullet Big Tone CD 5713 (#12)
Bullet CCL LP 1115 (#12)
Bullet MGM (England) LP 2354 147 (#18)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 2440 (#68)
    Non-pertinent Label shot What Am I Supposed To Do — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 56-XY-355 Bullet CCL LP 1115 (#13)
1956/Nov. 17
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12370  No rating Label shot Get Off The Stool — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 56-XY-354 Bullet Bear Family LP 15079 (#4)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#3)
Bullet CCL LP 1115 (#15)
Bullet Pan American CD 56011 (#8)
    No rating ( Sometimes) I Feel Like Leaving Town — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 56-XY-356 Bullet CCL LP 1115 (#14)
 
 
MGM (N.Y.) X1464  Cover shot
Songs By Marvin Rainwater, Vol. 1 [mono]
No rating Label shot Gonna Find Me A Bluebird — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 57-EP-79  
    No rating Where Do We Go From Here — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 57-EP-79  
    No rating Label shot Dem Low Down Blues — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 57-EP-80  
    No rating Cause I'm A Dreamer — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 57-EP-80  
 
 
MGM (N.Y.) X1465  Cover shot
Songs By Marvin Rainwater, Vol. 2 [mono]
No rating Label shot Why Did You Have To Go And Leave Me (Lonesome Blues) — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 57-EP-82  
    No rating Mr. Blues — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 57-EP-82  
    No rating Label shot Tennessee Houn' Dog Yodel — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 57-EP-81  
    No rating What Am I Supposed To Do — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 57-EP-81  
1957/Feb. 2
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12412  Non-pertinent Label shot So You Think You've Got Troubles — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 56-XY-547 Bullet Bear Family LP 15079 (#13)
Bullet CCL LP 1114 (#9)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 098 (#30)
Bullet Pan American CD 56020 (#13)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Gonna Find Me A Bluebird — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 56-XY-545 Bullet Bear Family LP 15132 (#11)
Bullet CCL LP 1114 (#8)
1957/July 1
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12511  Pertinent Label shot Song sample My Brand Of Blues — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 57-XY-365 Bullet Bear Family LP 15079 (#14)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#5)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5703 (#14)
Bullet CCL LP 1114 (#14)
Bullet MGM (England) LP 2315 394 (#14)
Bullet MGM (France) LP 2624 032 (#12)
Bullet One Day Music CD 139 (#29)
Bullet Pan American CD 56009 (#19)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1145 (#52)
Bullet Teenage Heaven LP 275 (#12)
    Non-pertinent Label shot My Love Is Real — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 57-XY-385 Bullet CCL LP 1114 (#15)
1957/Sept. 16
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12555  No rating Label shot You, My Darlin', You — Connie Francis And Marvin Rainwater / Orchestra And Chorus Conducted By Sid Bass 57-XY-581 Bullet Bear Family LP 15132 (#14)
Bullet CCL LP 1113 (#8)
    No rating Label shot The Majesty Of Love — Marvin Rainwater And Connie Francis / Orchestra And Chorus Conducted By Sid Bass 57-XY-580 Bullet CCL LP 1113 (#7)
1957/Nov. 18
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12586  Pertinent Label shot Look For Me (I'll Be Waiting For You) — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 57-XY-363 Bullet Bear Family LP 15132 (#16)
Bullet CCL LP 1114 (#10)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Lucky Star — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 57-XY-386 Bullet CCL LP 1114 (#16)
 
 
MGM (N.Y.) X1620  Cover shot No rating Label shot My Love Is Real — Marvin Rainwater 58-EP-68  
    No rating ( Don't Be) Late For Love — Marvin Rainwater 58-EP-68 Bullet Bear Family LP 15079 (#2)
Bullet CCL LP 1115 (#5)
    No rating Label shot Nothin' Needs Nothin' (Like I Need You) — Marvin Rainwater 58-EP-67  
    No rating Lucky Star — Marvin Rainwater 58-EP-67  
1958/Jan. 13
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12609  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Whole Lotta Woman — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 57-XY-708 Bullet Bear Family LP 15079 (#3)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#6)
Bullet CCL LP 1115 (#8)
Bullet MGM (France) LP 2624 032 (#9)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Baby, Don't Go — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 57-XY-729 Bullet Bear Family LP 15079 (#6)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#8)
Bullet CCL LP 1114 (#1)
Bullet Mustang CD [19?] (#26)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 2440 (#20)
1958/Apr. 7
Bb pop rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12625  No rating Label shot Two Fools In Love — Marv And Patty 58-XY-126 Bullet Bear Family LP 15132 (#10)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16608 (#23)
Bullet CCL LP 1113 (#3)
    No rating Label shot Because I'm A Dreamer — Marv And Patty 58-XY-261 Bullet Bear Family LP 15132 (#13)
Bullet CCL LP 1116 (#13)
1958/May
(Bb est.)
MGM (N.Y.) K12653  Pertinent Song sample Gamblin' Man — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 58-XY-434 Bullet Bear Family LP 15079 (#9)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#12)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5703 (#22)
Bullet MGM (England) LP 2354 147 (#2)
Bullet One Day Music CD 139 (#15)
    Pertinent Moanin' The Blues — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 58-XY-264  
1958/June 9
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12665  Pertinent Label shot Song sample I Dig You Baby — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 58-XY-518 Bullet Bear Family LP 15079 (#1)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#13)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5703 (#28)
Bullet CCL LP 1113 (#10)
Bullet Cosmopolitan Music CD 605 (#15)
Bullet MGM (England) LP 2354 147 (#8)
Bullet MGM (France) LP 2624 032 (#15)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Moanin' The Blues — Marvin Rainwater With Instrumental Accompaniment 58-XY-264 Bullet Bear Family LP 15079 (#15)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#11)
Bullet CCL LP 1115 (#6)
1958/Aug. 18
Bb pop rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12701  Pertinent Label shot Song sample ( There's Always) A Need For Love — Marvin Rainwater 58-XY-813 Bullet Bear Family LP 15132 (#6)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#15)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5713 (#17)
Bullet CCL LP 1113 (#6)
Bullet One Day Music CD 139 (#22)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Nothin' Needs Nothin' (Like I Need You) — Marvin Rainwater 58-XY-812 Bullet CCL LP 1114 (#13)
1958/Nov. 3
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12728  No rating Label shot Can I Count On Your Love — Marv And Patty 58-XY-1021 Bullet Bear Family LP 15132 (#12)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16678 (#19)
Bullet CCL LP 1113 (#9)
    No rating Label shot Let Me Live Again — Marv And Patty 58-XY-1022 Bullet CCL LP 1113 (#4)
Bullet CCL LP 1116 (#14)
1958/Dec. 1
Bb pop rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12739  Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Lonely Island — Marvin Rainwater 58-XY-1196 Bullet CCL LP 1114 (#3)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Born To Be Lonesome — Marvin Rainwater 58-XY-1196 Bullet CCL LP 1114 (#2)
1959/Mar. 16
Bb pop rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12773  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Love Me Baby (Like There's No Tomorrow) — Marvin Rainwater 59-XY-314 Bullet Bear Family LP 15079 (#5)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#17)
Bullet CCL LP 1114 (#5)
Bullet MGM (France) LP 2624 032 (#10)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample That's When I'll Stop Loving You — Marvin Rainwater 59-XY-315 Bullet Bear Family LP 15132 (#9)
Bullet CCL LP 1114 (#4)
1959/Sept. 21
Bb pop rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12829  No rating Label shot The Valley Of The Moon — Marvin Rainwater 59-XY-867 Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#18)
Bullet CCL LP 1113 (#12)
    No rating Label shot Young Girls — Marvin Rainwater 59-XY-869 Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#19)
Bullet CCL LP 1115 (#4)
1960/Jan. 25
Bb pop rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12865  No rating Label shot The Pale Faced Indian — Marvin Rainwater 59-XY-1127 Bullet CCL LP 1113 (#13)
Bullet Vladimir Twist LP 6912 (#12)
    No rating Label shot Wayward Angel — Marvin Rainwater 59-XY-1128 Bullet CCL LP 1113 (#14)
1960/Apr. 25
Bb pop rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12891  Pertinent Label shot Song sample She's Gone — Marvin Rainwater 60-XY-559 Bullet Bear Family LP 15079 (#8)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5713 (#4)
Bullet CCL LP 1114 (#7)
Bullet MGM (England) LP 2354 147 (#12)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Hard Luck Blues — Marvin Rainwater 60-XY-558 Bullet Bear Family LP 15079 (#11)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#20)
Bullet CCL LP 1114 (#6)
Bullet MGM (France) LP 2624 032 (#11)
1961
Cap. mx code
Star-Dale (Mo.) 45-337 
(pressed by Capitol)
No rating Label shot Hey Good Lookin' — Marvin Rainwater LB-738 Bullet CCL LP 1116 (#3)
    No rating Label shot Do It Now — Marvin Rainwater LB-739 Bullet CCL LP 1116 (#11)
1961/Aug.
(Bb est.)
Warwick (N.Y.) M666  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Boo Hoo — Marvin Rainwater 61-WA-103 Bullet Bear Family LP 15132 (#1)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#22)
Bullet Bop CD 004 (#5)
Bullet CCL LP 1116 (#5)
Bullet Eagle LP 302 (#8)
Bullet Fed CD 01 (#5)
Bullet Fed EP 02 (#1)
Bullet Mustang CD [19?] (#13)
Bullet Norton LP 210 (#12)
Bullet Norton CD 210 (#16)
Bullet Presto CD 1 (#49)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2008 (#10)
    Borderline Label shot I Can't Forget — Marvin Rainwater 61-WA-102 Bullet Bear Family LP 15132 (#2)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#21)
Bullet CCL LP 1116 (#7)
1962/Jan. 27
Bb pop rev.
Warwick (N.Y.) M674  Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Tough Top Cat — Marvin Rainwater 61-WA-118 Bullet Bear Family LP 15132 (#3)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#23)
Bullet CCL LP 1116 (#6)
    Non-pertinent Label shot ( There's A) Honky Tonk In Your Heart — Marvin Rainwater 61-WA-119 Bullet Bear Family LP 15132 (#8)
Bullet CCL LP 1116 (#9)
 
 
Hornet (Colo.) HR005  No rating Label shot Henryetta, Oklahoma — Marvin Rainwater A Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#25)
    No rating City Of Angels — Marvin Rainwater With The Lil Darlings, Cora Lee And Barbie B  
Original LPs
 
 
Crown (Calif.)  LP cut  No rating Freight Train Blues — Marvin Rainwater   Bullet Blazon CD 2004 (#7)
Bullet P-Vine CD 2467 (#20)
    No rating Teardrops — Marvin Rainwater   Bullet P-Vine CD 2467 (#21)
 
 
[LP track]     Pertinent Song sample Dance Me Daddy — Marvin Rainwater   Bullet Bear Family LP 15079 (#10)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#14)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5713 (#8)
Bullet CCL LP 1115 (#7)
Bullet MGM (England) LP 2354 147 (#15)
Bullet MGM (France) LP 2624 032 (#16)
Unissued Tracks
1958
 
MGM (N.Y.)  uniss.  No rating That's The Way I Feel — Marvin Rainwater   Bullet Bear Family LP 15132 (#4)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#7)
1958
 
MGM (N.Y.)  uniss.  No rating Crazy Love — Marvin Rainwater   Bullet Bear Family LP 15132 (#15)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#10)
    No rating Down In The Cellar — Marvin Rainwater   Bullet Bear Family LP 15132 (#7)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#9)
Bullet Vladimir Twist LP 6905 (#2)
    No rating The Last Time — Marvin Rainwater   Bullet Bear Family LP 15132 (#5)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#16)
1961
 
Warwick (N.Y.)  uniss.  No rating ( There's A) Honky Tonk In Your Heart — Marvin Rainwater 61-WA-105 Bullet Bear Family CD 15812 (#4)
Need Information
 
 
[need info]     No rating ' Cause I'm A Dreamer — Marvin Rainwater   Bullet CCL LP 1114 (#12)
    No rating A Need For Love — Marvin Rainwater   Bullet MGM (France) LP 2624 032 (#14)

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1975Teenage Heaven (United States?) TH 275LPCountry Rockers, Vol. 1 - Thousand Rockin' Guitars
1976Eagle (Germany) 302LPStack-A-Records
1977MGM (England) (England) 2315 394LPMGM Rockabilly Collection
1980MGM (France) (France) 2624 032LPMGM Rock 'N' Roll Collection (2xLP)
1981MGM (England) (England) 2354 147LPMGM Rockabilly Collection, Vol. 2
1982Bear Family (Germany) BFX 15079LPRockin' Rollin' Rainwater / Marvin Rainwater
1984Bear Family (Germany) BFX 15132LPMarvin Rainwater Sings With A Heart, With A Beat
1985Rollercoaster (England) 2008LPRoller Coaster Rockers, Vol. 1
1990Norton (United States) ED 210LPMissing Links, Vol. 1: Hillbilly Wolf / Link Wray
1993Big Tone (England) BT 5703CDMGM Rockabillies, Vol. 1
Big Tone (England) BT 5713CDMGM Rockabillies, Vol. 2
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156510CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 10
1994Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15812CDRockin' Rollin' Rainwater / Marvin Rainwater
P-Vine (Japan) PCD 2467CDSomebody's Rockin': Crown Greatest Rockabillies
1995Club PR (Spain) PRLP- 004LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 4
Vladimir Twist VTR 6904LPLike Nothing Your Ears Have Ever Heard, Vol. 4
1996Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15789CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 7
Lucky (England) CDLR 801CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 1
Vladimir Twist VTR 6905LPLike Nothing Your Ears Have Ever Heard, Vol. 5
1997Norton (United States) CED 210CDMissing Links, Vol. 1: Hillbilly Wolf / Link Wray
Vladimir Twist VTR 6911LPLike Nothing Your Ears Have Ever Heard, Vol. 11
Vladimir Twist VTR 6912LPLike Nothing Your Ears Have Ever Heard, Vol. 12
2001Mustang MUST 3CDLet's Go Boppin' Tonight
2003Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16608CDThe Drugstore's Rockin', Vol. 3
Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16678CDThe Drugstore's Rockin', Vol. 4
2007Sleazy RAB 02CDRockabilly Race: 25 Pure Rockabilly Tracks, Vol. 2
Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 1125CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!
2008Pan American (Switzerland) 56020CDI Want You Baby
Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 1145CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 2
2011Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 098CDSassy Sugar: The Pure Essence Of Nashville Rock & Roll
One Day Music (England) DAY2CD 139CDEssential Rockabilly: The MGM Story
year?Blazon (United States) 2004CDSizzling Hillbilly, Vol. 4
Bop BOP- 004CDSaturday Night On Bop Street, Vol. 4
CCL (Germany) 1113LPRockin' Rollin' Rainwater, Vol. 1 / Marvin Rainwater
CCL (Germany) 1114LPRockin' Rollin' Rainwater, Vol. 2 / Marvin Rainwater
CCL (Germany) 1115LPRockin' Rollin' Rainwater, Vol. 3 / Marvin Rainwater
CCL (Germany) 1116LPRockin' Rollin' Rainwater, Vol. 4 / Marvin Rainwater
Cosmopolitan Music 605CDGreat Shakin' Fever
Fed (Sweden) 01CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 1
Fed (Sweden) 02EPuntitled
Fed (Sweden) 06CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 6
Mustang MUST [19?]CDLookin' For Money
Mustang MUST 9CDReal Gone Daddy
Pan American (Switzerland) 56005CDShake Me Up Baby
Pan American (Switzerland) 56009CDHey Mama
Pan American (Switzerland) 56011CDSugar Doll
Pan American (Switzerland) 56013CDLovin' Honey
Presto Vol. 1CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 1
Presto Vol. 3CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 3
Presto Vol. 8CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 8
Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 2440CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 5
True Blue Rockabilly TBR 002CDTrue Blue Rockabilly, Vol. 2


Acknowledgments:  Bear Family catalog, CMF Library, Scott Cheesebrew, Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Jim Gorichanaz, Anton Grundner, Alwin van Hassel, Barney Koumis, Tom Krajina, Gerry McCluskey, Gerd Miller, Mike Perkins, Marvin Rainwater, Dick Rosemont, Mark Seganish, John Spurling, Don Stilton, Adriaan Sturm, Perica Sucevic, Johnny Surfboard, Uncle Gil, Gilles Vignal, Joe Wajgel, Gerald Watts, Bjorn Witlox, eBay


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