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Ramistella, Johnny

Born 1942 in New York, N.Y., but raised in Baton Rouge, La. Had numerous hits later in his career as Johnny Rivers.

References:

  • Official website
  • Feature article and discography in issue 58 (1993) of American Music Magazine.

Original Releases

Discography is not intended to be complete

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1958/Feb.
BMI clear.
Suede (Miss.) SD1401 
(pressed by Southern)
Borderline Label shot Song sample Two By Two — Johnny Ramistella SO 282 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55046 (#19)
Bullet Club WWR LP 004 (#3)
Bullet Collector CD 4508 (#15)
Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#7)
Bullet Suede LP 5787 (#1)
Bullet White Label LP 8839 (#15)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Little Girl — Johnny Ramistella SO 283 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55175 (#5)
Bullet Collector CD 4494 (#1)
Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#8)
Bullet Suede LP 5787 (#2)
Bullet White Label LP 8839 (#14)
1958/Mar. 24
Bb r&b rev.
Gone (N.Y.)  5026  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Baby, Come Back — Johnny Rivers G-135 Bullet Bear Family CD 16724 (#23)
Bullet Diwa LP 2 (#9)
Bullet Hollowbody CD 12002 (#2)
Bullet Lesley CD [GR&RP] (#10)
Bullet Pye LP 28245 (#18)
Bullet Sequel CD 921 (#10)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Long, Long Walk — Johnny Rivers G-136 Bullet Diwa LP 2 (#8)
Bullet Hollowbody CD 12002 (#1)
Bullet Lesley CD [GR&RP] (#21)
Bullet Pye LP 28245 (#8)
Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#3)
Bullet Sequel CD 921 (#9)
Bullet Suede LP 5787 (#5)
1958/Oct. 20
Bb pop rev.
Guyden (Pa.)  2003  No rating Label shot Song sample You're The One — Johnny Rivers / Orchestra Conducted By Eddy Thomas JR 1 Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#10)
Bullet Suede LP 5787 (#10)
    No rating Label shot Song sample A Hole In The Ground — Johnny Rivers / Orchestra Conducted By Eddy Thomas JR 2 Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#11)
Bullet Suede LP 5787 (#11)
1959/Mar. 23
Bb pop rev.
Dee Dee (N.Y.)  239 
(pressed by Columbia)
Pertinent Label shot Your First And Last Love — Johnny Rivers / The Dee Dee Orch. Conducted By Irving Spice ZTSP 28999 Bullet Lost Gold CD 2100 (#7)
Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#17)
Bullet Yeaah! CD 7 (#7)
Bullet Yeaah! CD 501 (#7)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample ( There'll Be Blue Birds Over) The White Cliffs Of Dover — Johnny Rivers / The Dee Dee Orch. Conducted By Irving Spice ZTSP 28998 Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#12)
Bullet Suede LP 5787 (#12)
1959/Sept. 7
Bb pop rev.
Cub (N.Y.) K9047  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Everyday — Johnny Rivers 59-OR-48 Bullet Beaver LP 3304 (#7)
Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#6)
Bullet Suede LP 5787 (#8)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Darling Talk To Me — Johnny Rivers 59-OR-49 Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#32)
1960/Jan. 25
Bb pop rev.
Cub (N.Y.) K9058  Pertinent Label shot Song sample The Customary Thing — Johnny Rivers 59-OR-69 Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#4)
Bullet Suede LP 5787 (#6)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Answer Me, My Love — Johnny Rivers 59-OR-70 Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#5)
Bullet Suede LP 5787 (#7)
1961/Jan. 9
Bb pop rev.
Era (Calif.)  3037  No rating Label shot Call Me — Johnny Rivers 45-BSN-100  
    No rating Label shot Andersonville — Johnny Rivers 45-BNS-99  
1961/Mar. 13
Bb pop rev.
Chancellor (Pa.) C1070  Pertinent Label shot I Get So Doggone Lonesome — Johnny Rivers B Bullet Suede LP 5787 (#15)
    Pertinent Label shot Knock Three Times — Johnny Rivers A Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#19)
1961/Dec. 4
Bb pop rev.
Chancellor (Pa.) C1096  No rating Label shot That Someone Should Be Me — Johnny Rivers / Arranged And Conducted By Jimmy Haskell 45-1096 B Bullet Yeaah! CD 18 (#21)
    No rating Label shot Blue Skies — Johnny Rivers / Arranged And Conducted By Jimmy Haskell 45-1096 A  
1962/June 2
Bb pop rev.
Chancellor (Pa.) C1108  No rating Label shot To Be Loved — Johnny Rivers / Arranged And Conducted By Jimmy Haskell 45-C-1108-A  
    No rating Label shot Too Good To Last — Johnny Rivers / Arranged And Conducted By Jimmy Haskell 45-C-1108-B Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#20)
1962/Oct. 6
Bb pop rev.
Capitol (Calif.)  4850  No rating Label shot Song sample Long Black Veil — Johnny Rivers 45-37931 Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#13)
Bullet Suede LP 5787 (#13)
    No rating Label shot This Could Be The One — Johnny Rivers 45-37932 Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#28)
1963/Feb.
(Bb est.)
Capitol (Calif.)  4913  No rating Label shot If You Want It, I've Got It — Johnny Rivers 45-38667 Bullet Capitol (France) CD 99879 2 (#17)
Bullet Diwa LP 2 (#7)
Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#29)
    No rating Label shot My Heart Is In Your Hands — Johnny Rivers 45=38668 Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#30)
1964/May 16
Bb hot rev.
Imperial (Calif.)  66032  No rating Label shot It Wouldn't Happen With Me — Johnny Rivers IM 5873  
    No rating Label shot Memphis — Johnny Rivers IM 5871  
1964/July
(Bb est.)
MGM (N.Y.) K13266  Pertinent Label shot The Customary Thing — Johnny Rivers 59-XY-1153 Bullet Yeaah! CD 508 (#13)
    Pertinent Label shot Answer Me, My Love — Johnny Rivers 59-XY-1154 Bullet Yeaah! CD 506 (#5)
1964/Aug. 1
Bb hot rev.
Roulette (N.Y.) R-4565  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Baby Come Back — Johnny Rivers 18082 Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#2)
Bullet Suede LP 5787 (#4)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Long Long Walk — Johnny Rivers 18083 Bullet Bear Family CD 16724 (#5)
1964/Aug. 8
Bb hot rev.
Capitol (Calif.)  5232  No rating Label shot Long Black Veil — Johnny Rivers 45-37931  
    No rating Label shot Don't Look Now — Johnny Rivers 45-39460 Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#27)
1964/Sept.
(Bb est.)
Coral (N.Y.)  62425  No rating Label shot Song sample That's My Babe — Johnny Rivers 115,067 Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#9)
Bullet Suede LP 5787 (#9)
    No rating Label shot Your First And Last Love — Johnny Rivers 115,069+  
1964/July /4
Bb hot rev.
United Artists (N.Y.) UA741 
(pressed by Columbia)
No rating Label shot Oh What A Kiss — Johnny Rivers ZTSP 92796 Bullet Suede LP 5787 (#14)
    No rating Label shot Knock Three Times — Johnny Rivers ZTSP 92797  
1964/Aug. 8
Bb hot rev.
Imperial (Calif.)  66056  No rating Label shot Maybelline — Johnny Rivers IM-5973 Bullet Fed CD 08 (#2)
Bullet Presto CD [HR&C] (#54)
    No rating Label shot Walk Myself On Home — Johnny Rivers IM-5974  
1964/Oct. 17
Bb hot rev.
United Artists (N.Y.) UA769 
(pressed by Columbia)
No rating Label shot To Be Loved — Johnny Rivers ZTSP 92852  
    No rating Label shot Dream Doll — Johnny Rivers ZTSP 92853 Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#22)
1964/Oct. 24
Bb hot rev.
Imperial (Calif.)  66075  No rating Label shot Mountain Of Love — Johnny Rivers IM-6014  
    No rating Label shot Moody River — Johnny Rivers IM-6013  
1965/Jan.
(Bb est.)
Imperial (Calif.)  66087  No rating Label shot Midnight Special — Johnny Rivers IM-6037  
    No rating Label shot Cupid — Johnny Rivers IM-6036  
Original LPs
 
 
Capitol (Calif.)  2161 
The Sensational Johnny Rivers [mono]
No rating Long Black Veil — Johnny Rivers    
    No rating Song sample Everybody But Me — Johnny Rivers   Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#24)
    No rating I Just Got To Get Away — Johnny Rivers   Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#25)
    No rating Fallen Idol — Johnny Rivers   Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#26)
    No rating Don't Look Now — Johnny Rivers    
    No rating This Could Be The One — Johnny Rivers    
    No rating Double C-Cinnamon Cider — Johnny Rivers    
    No rating If You Want It — Johnny Rivers    
    No rating I Got It — Johnny Rivers    
    No rating My Heart Is In Your Hands — Johnny Rivers    
    No rating Walkin' Slowly — Johnny Rivers   Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#31)
 
 
Guest Star (N.J.)  LP cut  No rating Song sample That's Rock & Roll — Johnny Rivers   Bullet Bear Family CD 16724 (#29)
Bullet Beaver LP 3301 (#1)
Bullet Hollowbody CD 12002 (#14)
Bullet Lesley CD [GR&RP] (#2)
Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#1)
Bullet Sequel CD 921 (#11)
Bullet Suede LP 5787 (#3)
    No rating Fallen Idol — Johnny Rivers    
 
 
United Artists (N.Y.) UAS-6386 
Go, Johnny, Go [stereo]
No rating Dream Doll — Johnny Rivers    
    No rating Oh, What A Kiss — Johnny Rivers   Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#14)
    No rating Blue Skies — Johnny Rivers   Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#18)
    No rating Your First And Last Love — Johnny Rivers    
    No rating Such A Fool For You — Johnny Rivers   Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#23)
    No rating Too Good To Last — Johnny Rivers    
    No rating To Be Loved — Johnny Rivers    
    No rating That Someone Should Be Me — Johnny Rivers   Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#16)
Bullet Suede LP 5787 (#16)
    No rating There'll Be Bluebirds Over The White Cliffs Of Dover — Johnny Rivers    
    No rating Knock Three Times — Johnny Rivers    
    No rating Losers Can't Win — Johnny Rivers   Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#21)
    No rating It's So Doggone Lonesome — Johnny Rivers   Bullet Riveraire CD 1001 (#15)
Unissued Tracks
1958
 
Suede (Miss.)  uniss.  No rating Juke Joint Johnie — Johnny Ramistella    
    No rating My Own True Love — Johnny Ramistella    
1958
 
Gone (N.Y.)  uniss.  No rating One Man Woman — Johnny Rivers   Bullet Hollowbody CD 12002 (#15)
Bullet Lesley CD [GR&RP] (#30)
Bullet Sequel CD 921 (#12)

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1974Diwa (Netherlands) LP 2LPLet's Bop Cats
1978Pye (England) NSPL 28245LPRoulette Rock 'N' Roll Collection
1982White Label (Netherlands) WLP 8839LPRockin' In The 50's
1987Suede 5787LPRock And Roll Years / Johnny Rivers
1992Capitol (France) (France) 7 99879 2CDRockabilly: Capitol Country Classics
Hollowbody (United States) HC 12002CDRockin' In The Farmhouse: Original Rockabilly & Chicken Bop, Vol. 2
1993Riveraire RIV 1001CDRockin' Rivers / Johhny Rivers
1995Beaver (Belgium) BLP 3301LPThat's Rock & Roll, Vol. 1
Beaver (Belgium) BLP 3304LPThat's Rock & Roll, Vol. 4
1996Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55046CDShakin' Time
Club WWR (Spain) WWRLP 004LPWild Wild Rockin', Vol. 4
1997Sequel (England) NEM 921CDLotta Boppin' (And Plenty Screamin' Too!): Roulette Rock & Roll, Vol.4
1999Lost Gold (United States) LGR 2100CDTeen Town USA: Rare American Recordings
2000Yeaah! (England) 7CDTeen Town USA
2002Yeaah! (England) 18CDTeen Town USA, Vol. 3
2005Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55175CDKnock Out
2006Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16724CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 24 (Roulette)
Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4494CDRock And Roll With Piano, Vol. 10
2007Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4508CDRock & Roll With Piano, Vol. 12
year?Fed (Sweden) 08CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 8
Lesley [GR&RP]CDGone Rock & Roll Party
Presto [HR&C]CDHot Rods & Cadillacs
Yeaah! CD 501CDTeen Town USA
Yeaah! CD 506CDTeen Town USA, Vol. 6
Yeaah! CD 508CDTeen Town USA, Vol. 8


Acknowledgments:  CMF Library, Wesley Carroll, Scott Cheesebrew, Marc Coulavin, Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Penny Hall, Derek Hamilton, Jim Hilmar, Tom Krajina, Frank Kramer, Kurt Krauter, Gerd Miller, Planeta Rockabilly, Joe Wajgel, Peter van Wilsem, Bjorn Witlox, highnumbers


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