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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.

Notes:


Original Releases

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Discography is not intended to be complete

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

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


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