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Riley, Billy

Born 1933 in Pocahontas, Ark. Later recorded as Billy Lee Riley. Died in 2009.

References:

  • Wang Dang Dula
  • Newspaper ad, The Courier News (Blytheville, Miss.), 1956/Dec. 19.
  • Feature article in issue 22 (1979) of New Kommotion.
  • Article in issue 86 (1990) of Now Dig This.
  • Article in issue 131 (1994) of Now Dig This.
  • Article in issue 130 (1994) of Now Dig This.
  • Feature article in issues 62-63 (1994) of American Music Magazine; discography in issue 63.
  • Article in issue 166 (1997) of Now Dig This.
  • Article in issue 229 (2002) of Now Dig This.

Original Releases

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Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1956/Sept. 1
Bb c&w rev.
Sun (Tenn.)  245  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Rock With Me Baby — Billy Riley F-11 Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#1)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#1)
Bullet Bellaphon LP 220 13 023 (#9)
Bullet Bellaphon LP 15101 (#9)
Bullet Bopcat LP 100 (#13)
Bullet Cambra Sound LP 104 (#8)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#1)
Bullet Charly CD 53 (#1)
Bullet Charly CD 713 (#45)
Bullet Charly LP 30101 (#11)
Bullet Charly LP 30123 (#9)
Bullet Charly LP 30131 (#2)
Bullet Disky CD 03 (#39)
Bullet Disky CD 5202 (#39)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 066 (#5)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 375 (#10)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 449 (#13)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#12)
Bullet Proper CD 143 (#79)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1125 (#22)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 3 (#12)
Bullet Sun (England) 10 506 (#2)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1049 (#2)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 6467 025 (#9)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#1)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Trouble Bound — Billy Riley F-10 Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#2)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#2)
Bullet Bopcat LP 100 (#14)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#2)
Bullet Charly CD 53 (#2)
Bullet Charly LP 30104 (#7)
Bullet Charly LP 30151 (#9)
Bullet Disky CD 04 (#16)
Bullet Emusic/Sun MP 11590166 (#14)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 173 (#48)
Bullet Lesley CD 4 (#3)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 3 (#11)
Bullet Sun (England) 10 506 (#1)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1049 (#1)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#2)
1957/Feb. 23
Bb c&w rev.
Sun (Tenn.)  260  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Flyin' Saucers Rock & Roll — Billy Riley And His Little Green Men U-233 Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#3)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#3)
Bullet Cambra Sound LP 104 (#12)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#3)
Bullet Charly CD 16 (#21)
Bullet Charly CD 53 (#3)
Bullet Charly LP 100 (#38)
Bullet Charly CD 103 (#16)
Bullet Charly CD 336 (#7)
Bullet Charly CD 713 (#72)
Bullet Charly CD 8274 (#10)
Bullet Charly LP 30131 (#3)
Bullet Charly LP 30138 (#4)
Bullet Charly/Instant CD 5040 (#13)
Bullet Collectables CD 0041 (#18)
Bullet Collectables CD 6492 (#18)
Bullet Comet LP 001/74 (#6)
Bullet Disky CD 03 (#12)
Bullet Disky CD 5202 (#12)
Bullet Disky CD 250542 (#14)
Bullet Dressed To Kill/BMG CD 66 (#3)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 017 (#24)
Bullet J!mco CD 89193 (#3)
Bullet Lotus CD [1] (#11)
Bullet Lotus CD 41006 (#1)
Bullet Lucky CD 812 (#19)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 375 (#32)
Bullet Now Dig This CD 1042 (#25)
Bullet Ocean CD 2026 (#16)
Bullet Pickwick CD 4245 (#3)
Bullet Pickwick LP 8016 (#17)
Bullet Presto CD 7 (#15)
Bullet Proper CD 143 (#95)
Bullet Pulse CD 336 (#7)
Bullet Rhino CD 1211 (#51)
Bullet Rhino CD 73346 (#91)
Bullet Rhino CD 75884 (#14)
Bullet Rounder LP 37 (#7)
Bullet Rounder CD 37 (#7)
Bullet SSS LP 224 (#7)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1145 (#57)
Bullet Sun 10 804 (#5)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 6 (#11)
Bullet Sun (England) 10 503 (#8)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1049 (#5)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 6641 180 (#17)
Bullet Sun (France) CD 103 (#16)
Bullet Time-Life Music CD 32 / OPCD-2571 (#19)
Bullet Time-Life Music LP 2571 (#19)
Bullet Viper CD 014 (#4)
Bullet Warwick LP 5060 (#8)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#3)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 12698 (#13)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample I Want You Baby — Billy Riley And His Little Green Men U-234 Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#4)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#4)
Bullet Bellaphon LP 220 13 001 (#2)
Bullet Bellaphon LP 15130 (#12)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#4)
Bullet Charly CD 53 (#4)
Bullet Charly LP 30131 (#5)
Bullet Disky CD 04 (#39)
Bullet Pan American CD 56027 (#15)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1170 (#67)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 6 (#12)
Bullet Sun (England) 10 509 (#9)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1049 (#6)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 6467 027 (#3)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#4)
1957/Sept. 30
Bb c&w rev.
Sun (Tenn.)  277  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Red Hot — Billy Riley / The Little Green Men U-264 Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#5)
Bullet Ace CD 815 (#1)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#5)
Bullet Castle Pulse CD 344 (#1)
Bullet Century CD [3] (#18)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#5)
Bullet Charly CD 16 (#2)
Bullet Charly CD 53 (#5)
Bullet Charly LP 100 (#41)
Bullet Charly CD 713 (#78)
Bullet Charly CD 8099 (#2)
Bullet Charly CD 8274 (#33)
Bullet Charly LP 30119 (#9)
Bullet Charly LP 30131 (#1)
Bullet Charly LP 30138 (#12)
Bullet Charly CD 90001 (#21)
Bullet Charly/Instant CD 5040 (#16)
Bullet Club LP 016 (#15)
Bullet Collectables CD 0041 (#35)
Bullet Collectables CD 6493 (#10)
Bullet Disky CD 03 (#3)
Bullet Disky CD 5202 (#3)
Bullet Dressed To Kill/BMG CD 66 (#8)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 017 (#27)
Bullet Hip-O CD 40128 (#15)
Bullet Imperial House LP 3590 (#14)
Bullet J!mco CD 89193 (#2)
Bullet Lotus CD [2] (#25)
Bullet MSIF CD 2001 (#8)
Bullet Movieplay LP 10029 (#9)
Bullet Music Club CD 024 (#5)
Bullet NME LP 5 (#1)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 346 (#39)
Bullet One Day Music CD 141 (#5)
Bullet Pan American CD 56004 (#11)
Bullet Pickwick CD 4245 (#13)
Bullet Pickwick LP 8016 (#10)
Bullet Pie CD 153 (#2)
Bullet Proper CD 143 (#108)
Bullet Rhino CD 1211 (#57)
Bullet Rhino CD 70741 (#8)
Bullet Rhino CD 75884 (#4)
Bullet Rounder LP 37 (#1)
Bullet Rounder CD 37 (#1)
Bullet Select CD 586 (#3)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1170 (#12)
Bullet Smithsonian CD 051 (#3)
Bullet Sun CD 024 (#5)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 9 (#12)
Bullet Sun (England) 10 503 (#6)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1049 (#4)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 6467 006 (#11)
Bullet Sun (U.S.) LP 116 (#11)
Bullet Time-Life Music CD 32 / OPCD-2571 (#1)
Bullet Time-Life Music LP 2571 (#1)
Bullet Vladimir Twist LP 6902 (#16)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#5)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 12698 (#16)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Pearly Lee — Billy Riley / The Little Green Men U-265 Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#6)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#6)
Bullet Bopcat LP 300 (#10)
Bullet Castle Pulse CD 344 (#46)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#6)
Bullet Charly CD 53 (#6)
Bullet Charly CD 713 (#40)
Bullet Charly LP 2015 (#10)
Bullet Charly LP 30105 (#10)
Bullet Charly LP 30151 (#1)
Bullet Club LP 017 (#17)
Bullet Disky CD 03 (#26)
Bullet Disky CD 5202 (#26)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 093 (#23)
Bullet Lotus CD [RR1] (#3)
Bullet Ocean CD 2026 (#7)
Bullet One Day Music CD 141 (#29)
Bullet Pan American CD 56034 (#10)
Bullet Pickwick LP 8016 (#24)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1145 (#7)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 9 (#13)
Bullet Sun (England) 10 503 (#4)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1049 (#3)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#6)
1958/Apr.
(Bb est.)
Sun (Tenn.)  289  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Baby Please Don't Go — Billy Riley / The Little Green Men U-293 Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#8)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#8)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#8)
Bullet Charly CD 36 (#8)
Bullet Charly CD 53 (#8)
Bullet Charly CD 336 (#51)
Bullet Charly LP 30131 (#11)
Bullet Charly CD 90001 (#8)
Bullet Disky CD 05 (#17)
Bullet Disky CD 5203 (#17)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 017 (#73)
Bullet J!mco CD 89194 (#13)
Bullet Music Club CD 024 (#12)
Bullet Pulse CD 336 (#51)
Bullet Sun CD 024 (#12)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 12 (#22)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1049 (#8)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#8)
Bullet [label?] CD 640001 (#8)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Wouldn't You Know — Billy Riley / The Little Green Men U-292 Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#7)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#7)
Bullet Bopcat LP 300 (#9)
Bullet Castle Pulse CD 344 (#30)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#7)
Bullet Charly CD 53 (#7)
Bullet Charly LP 30131 (#6)
Bullet Charly LP 30151 (#10)
Bullet Disky CD 06 (#32)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 12 (#21)
Bullet Sun (England) 10 512 (#3)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1049 (#9)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#7)
1958/Aug. 11
Bb pop rev.
Brunswick (N.Y.) 9-55085  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Is That All To The Ball (Mr. Hall) — Bill Riley 105,212+ Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#10)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5706 (#7)
Bullet Blend CD 4 (#16)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 173 (#67)
Bullet MCA LP 1756 (#16)
Bullet MCA CD 11119 (#35)
Bullet MCA (England) LP 2789 (#16)
Bullet MCA (U.S.) CD 5935 (#19)
Bullet MCA (U.S.) LP 25089 (#9)
Bullet One Day Music CD 134 (#2)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Rockin' On The Moon — Bill Riley 105,211 Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#9)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5716 (#23)
Bullet MCA (England) LP 8507 (#4)
Bullet One Day Music CD 134 (#50)
1959/Feb. 9
Bb pop rev.
Sun (Tenn.)  313  Pertinent Label shot Song sample No Name Girl — Billy Riley U-341 Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#10)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#14)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#12)
Bullet Charly CD 53 (#15)
Bullet Charly LP 30131 (#4)
Bullet Disky CD 06 (#17)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 119 (#17)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 16 (#13)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1049 (#11)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#12)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Down By The Riverside — Billy Riley U-340 Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#9)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#13)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#11)
Bullet Charly CD 53 (#14)
Bullet Charly LP 30131 (#8)
Bullet Disky CD 06 (#38)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 16 (#14)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#11)
1959/June 22
Bb pop rev.
Sun (Tenn.)  322  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Got The Water Boiling — Bill Riley U-361 Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#12)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#16)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#14)
Bullet Charly CD 53 (#22)
Bullet Charly LP 30131 (#7)
Bullet Disky CD 05 (#4)
Bullet Disky CD 5203 (#4)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 17 (#8)
Bullet Vampirella CD 1020012-2 (#17)
Bullet Vampirella Music 10 20012 (#4)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#14)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample One More Time — Bill Riley U-360 Bullet Charly LP 9 (#13)
Bullet Charly LP 30115 (#9)
Bullet Sun (England) CD 17 (#7)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1049 (#7)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#13)
1960/Feb.
(Bb est.)
Rita (Tenn.)  1005  Non-pertinent Label shot Repossession Blues — Lightnin' Leon R-106 Bullet Bear Family LP 15272 (#3)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#19)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Dark, Muddy Bottom — Lightnin' Leon R-105 Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#43)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#28)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#28)
1960/Oct. or later
(Bb est.)
Rita (Tenn.)  1013  Borderline Label shot Thats What I Want To Do — Billy Riley R-45-121 Bullet Bear Family LP 15272 (#6)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#20)
Bullet Beaver LP 3304 (#9)
    Borderline Label shot Too Much Woman For Me — Billy Riley R-45-122 Bullet Bear Family LP 15272 (#8)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#21)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 119 (#36)
1961/Feb. 13
Bb c&w rev.
Mojo (Tenn.)  2169  No rating Label shot Song sample Fast Livin — Skip Wiley M-11 Bullet Blend LP 82009 (#7)
Bullet Esoldun LP 2017 (#14)
    No rating Label shot Song sample Hill Country Music — Skip Wiley M-10  
1961/June 5
Bb pop rev.
Home Of The Blues (Tenn.)  233  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Teenage Letter — Billy Riley 2553  
    No rating Label shot Song sample Flip Flop And Fly — Billy Riley 2554  
1961/Dec. 11
Bb pop rev.
Myrl (La.)  410  No rating Label shot Everybody's Twisting — Darron Lee F-103  
    No rating Label shot I've Been Searching — Darron Lee F-102  
1962/May 5
Bb r&b rev.
Hermitage (Tenn.) H-775  No rating Label shot A Little Piece At A Time — Good Jelly Bess VE-805 Bullet Zu-Zazz LP 2005 (#11)
    No rating Label shot You'll Have To Come And Get It — Good Jelly Bess VE-806 Bullet Zu-Zazz LP 2005 (#12)
Unissued Tracks
1956
(Sun Rec.)
Sun (Tenn.)  uniss.  Pertinent Flyin' Saucers Rock & Roll [alt. vers.] — Billy Riley   Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#14)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#22)
Bullet Boot 10 706 (#5)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#17)
Bullet Sun 10 no # (#5)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#17)
    Pertinent I Want You Baby [alt vers.] — Billy Riley   Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#23)
    Pertinent Pearly Lee [alt. vers. 1] — Billy Riley   Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#25)
    Pertinent She's My Baby [vers. 1] — Billy Riley   Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#15)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#24)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#16)
Bullet Charly LP 30115 (#12)
Bullet Charly LP 30151 (#3)
Bullet Disky CD 04 (#1)
Bullet Sun (England) 10 506 (#3)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1024 (#6)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#16)
    Pertinent She's My Baby [vers. 2] — Billy Riley   Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#26)
    No rating Trouble Bound [alt. vers.] — Billy Riley    
1957
(Sun Rec.)
Sun (Tenn.)  uniss.  Pertinent College Man — Billy Riley / Bill Justis Band   Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#20)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#33)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#23)
Bullet Charly CD 53 (#13)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1037 (#13)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#23)
    Pertinent Open The Door Richard — Billy Riley   Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#13)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#17)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#20)
Bullet Charly CD 53 (#10)
Bullet Charly LP 30131 (#12)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#20)
    Pertinent Pearly Lee [alt. vers. 2] — Billy Riley   Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#27)
    Pertinent Song sample Red Hot [alt. vers. 1] — Billy Riley   Bullet Bear Family LP 15272 (#1)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#28)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16405 (#24)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#15)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#15)
    Borderline Red Hot [alt. vers. 2] — Billy Riley   Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#46)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#35)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#35)
    Pertinent Rock With Me Baby [alt. vers.] — Billy Riley   Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#18)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#29)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#18)
Bullet Charly LP 30131 (#9)
Bullet Sun (England) 10 512 (#4)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#18)
    Borderline Searchin' — Billy Riley   Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#19)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#32)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#22)
Bullet Charly CD 53 (#12)
Bullet Charly LP 30115 (#11)
Bullet Charly LP 30151 (#6)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#22)
    Borderline That's Right — Billy Riley   Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#17)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#31)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#21)
Bullet Charly CD 53 (#11)
Bullet Charly LP 30131 (#10)
Bullet Disky CD 06 (#4)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#21)
    Pertinent Wouldn't You Know [alt. vers.] — Billy Riley   Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#30)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#19)
Bullet Sun (England) 10 512 (#5)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#19)
    Pertinent Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash — Billy Riley   Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#21)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#34)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#24)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#24)
1958
 
Sun (Tenn.)  uniss.  Pertinent Down By The Riverside [alt. vers.] — Billy Riley   Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#35)
    Pertinent Song sample Swanee River Rock — Billy Riley   Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#22)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#36)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#30)
Bullet Charly CD 53 (#16)
Bullet Charly LP 30116 (#1)
Bullet Charly LP 30151 (#2)
Bullet Disky CD 05 (#32)
Bullet Disky CD 5203 (#32)
Bullet Pickwick LP 8016 (#38)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#30)
1959
(Sun Rec.)
Sun (Tenn.)  uniss.  Pertinent Song sample Betty And Dupree — Billy Riley   Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#23)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#37)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#33)
Bullet Charly CD 53 (#20)
Bullet Charly LP 2015 (#14)
Bullet Charly LP 30105 (#14)
Bullet Charly LP 30151 (#7)
Bullet Disky CD 05 (#55)
Bullet Disky CD 5203 (#55)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#33)
    Borderline Billy's Blues – (instr.) — Billy Riley   Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#42)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#29)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#29)
    Borderline Come Back Baby (One More Time) — Billy Riley   Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#11)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#15)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#32)
Bullet Charly CD 53 (#21)
Bullet Disky CD 06 (#24)
Bullet Lotus CD 41008 (#5)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#32)
    Non-pertinent Dark, Muddy Bottom [alt. vers. 1] — Billy Riley   Bullet Bear Family LP 15272 (#2)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#18)
Bullet Charly CD 53 (#18)
Bullet Charly CD 713 (#15)
    Non-pertinent Folsom Prison Blues — Billy Riley   Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#41)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#26)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#26)
    Pertinent Got The Water Boiling [alt. vers.] — Billy Riley   Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#39)
    Borderline Let's Talk About Us — Billy Riley   Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#16)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#38)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#34)
Bullet Charly LP 30115 (#10)
Bullet Charly LP 30151 (#5)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#34)
    Borderline Saturday Night Fish Fry — Billy Riley   Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#40)
Bullet Charly CD 53 (#17)
    Non-pertinent When A Man Gets The Blues — Billy Riley   Bullet AVI CD 5007 (#24)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#44)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#31)
Bullet Charly CD 53 (#19)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1049 (#12)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#31)
 
 
Sun (Tenn.)  uniss.  Non-pertinent Sweet William — Billy Riley   Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#45)
Bullet Charly LP 9 (#25)
Bullet Charly LP 30117 (#14)
Bullet Charly LP 30151 (#8)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#25)
    No rating They Was Rockin' — Billy Riley   Bullet Charly LP 9 (#27)
Bullet [SERD?] LP 624 (#27)
1959-60
 
Rita (Tenn.)  uniss.  Borderline Mud Island – (instr.) — Billy Riley   Bullet Bear Family LP 15272 (#4)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#47)
    Borderline My Baby's Got Love — Billy Riley   Bullet Bear Family LP 15272 (#5)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#48)
    No rating Red Hot [alt. vers. 3] — Billy Riley   Bullet Lucky CD 602 (#15)
    Borderline That's What I Want To Do [alt. vers.] — Billy Riley   Bullet Bear Family LP 15272 (#7)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15444 (#49)
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Dance With Me Honey (Rock With Me Baby No. 2) — Billy Riley   Bullet Charly CD 53 (#9)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1049 (#10)
    No rating Long Gone — Billy Riley   Bullet Bopcat LP 300 (#11)
    No rating Memphis Blues — Billy Riley   Bullet Bopcat LP 400 (#11)
Need Information
 
 
[need info]     No rating Just One More Time — Billy Riley   Bullet Charly LP 30151 (#4)
    No rating Little Green Men — Billy Riley   Bullet [label?] CD 553 868 (#15)

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1969Sun (England) (England) 6467 006LPOriginal Memphis Rock & Roll, Vol. 1
1970Sun (U.S.) (United States) 116LPOriginal Memphis Rock 'N' Roll
1973Bopcat (Netherlands) 100LPGood Rockin' Tonight
SSS (Netherlands) HJS 224LPRocking & Stomping
Sun (England) (England) 6467 025LPSun Rockabillys: Put Your Cat Clothes On
1974Comet 001/74LPMonster Rock And Roll
Sun (England) (England) 6467 027LPSun Rockabillys, Vol. 2: Carryin' On
Sun (England) (England) 6641 180LPThe Sun Story
1975Bellaphon (Germany) BI 15130LPSun Rockabillys, Vol. 2: Carryin' On
Bopcat (Netherlands) 300LPI'm Moving On
1976Bopcat (Netherlands) 400LPGoin' Back To Memphis
Charly (England) CR 30101LPSun - The Roots Of Rock, Vol. 1: Catalyst
Charly (England) CR 30104LPSun - The Roots Of Rock, Vol. 4: Cotton City Country
Charly (England) CR 30105LPSun - The Roots Of Rock, Vol. 5: Rebel Rockabilly
1977Charly (England) CR 30115LPSun - The Roots Of Rock, Vol. 8: Sun Rocks
Charly (England) CR 30116LPSun - The Roots Of Rock, Vol. 9: Rebel Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Charly (England) CR 30119LPDon't You Step On My Blue Suede Shoes
Charly (England) CR 30123LPThe Best Of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 1
Charly (England) CR 30131LPThe Legendary Sun Performers: Billy Lee Riley
MCA (England) (England) MCFM 2789LPRare Rockabilly, Vol. 2
1978Charly (England) CR 30138LPRockabilly Rules OK?
1979Charly (England) CR 30151LPSun Sound Special / Billy Riley
Warwick WW 5060LPRockabilly Dynamite
1980Charly (England) Box 100LPThe Sun Box
MCA (England) (England) CDL 8507LPRare Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 1
Pickwick PLD 8016LPThe Kings Of Rock And Roll
1981Charly (England) CRM 2015LPRebel Rockabilly
Sun (England) (England) CFM 50310Flyin' Saucers Rock 'N' Roll
1982Imperial House (United States) WU- 3590LPRockabilly
Sun (England) (England) CFM 50610Rockabilly Craze
Sun (England) (England) CFM 50910Hillbilly Rock
Sun (England) (England) CFM 51210The Swingin' Blast
1983Cambra Sound (England) CR 104LPRockabilly Rebels
1984Blend (Belgium) BLR. 82009LPRock & Roll Collection, Vol. 9
1985Charly (England) CDX 9LPRed Hot Riley / Billy Riley
Sun (England) (England) SUN 1024LPHot Southern Boppers
1986Charly (England) 16CDThe Best Of Sun Rockabilly
Charly (England) 36CDThe Best Of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2
MCA 1756LPRare Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Sun (England) (England) LP 1037LPAfter The Hop
1987Esoldun (France) RR 2017LPHot Boppin Cats, Vol. 2
MCA (U.S.) (United States) MCAD 5935CD20 Rockabilly Classics
NME (England) PRO 5LPI Dreamt I Was Elvis
Rhino (United States) RNCD 75884CDThe Sun Story
1988Bear Family (Germany) BFX 15272LPBilly Riley And The Little Green Men
Charly (England) 53CDRock With Me Baby / Billy Riley
Charly (England) CDSAM 103CDThe Sound Of Sun
MCA (U.S.) (United States) MCA- 25089LPRockabilly Classics
Sun (England) (England) 3CDRock 'N' Roll Originals, Vol. 1
Sun (England) (England) 6CDRock 'N' Roll Originals, Vol. 2
Sun (France) (France) CD SAM 103CDThe Sound Of Sun
1989Ocean OCNWD 2026CDClassic Rock 'N' Roll
Sun (England) (England) CRS 1049LPBilly Lee Riley & The Little Green Men
1990Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15444CDClassic Recordings, 1956-1960 / Billy Riley
Charly (England) FRE 90001CDSlippin' 'N' Slidin'
Charly/Instant (England) CD INS 5040CDThe Sun Story, Vol. 2: Rockabilly Rhythm
Rounder (United States) SS 37LPSun Rockabilly
Sun (England) (England) 16CDRock 'N' Roll Originals, Vol. 7
Time-Life Music (United States) 2RNR- 32 / OPCD-2571CDRed-Hot Rockabilly
Zu-Zazz (England) Z 2005LPMemphis Saturday Night
1991Disky (Netherlands) DCD 5203CDUltimate Sun Rock & Roll Collection
Rhino (United States) R2 70741CDRock This Town: Rockabilly Hits, Vol. 1
Sun (England) (England) 9CDRock 'N' Roll Originals, Vol. 3
Sun (England) (England) 12CDRock 'N' Roll Originals, Vol. 4
1992MSIF (Japan) 2001CDRoots Of Stray Cats, Vol. 1
Smithsonian (United States) RD 051CDMemphis Rocks: Rockabilly in Memphis, 1954-1968
1993Big Tone (England) BT 5706CDMCA Rockabillies, Vol. 2
Big Tone (England) BT 5716CDMCA Rockabillies, Vol. 4
Disky (Netherlands) Memphis 04CDThe Ultimate Memphis Rockabilly Collection, Vol. 2
Disky (Netherlands) Memphis 05CDThe Ultimate Memphis Rock 'N' Roll Collection, Vol. 1
Sun (England) (England) 17CDRock 'N' Roll Originals, Vol. 8
1994J!mco (Japan) JICK 89193CDBest Of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 1
J!mco (Japan) JICK 89194CDBest Of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2
MCA 11119CDDecca Rock & Roll Collection
Music Club (England) MCCD 024CDThe Very Best Of Sun Rock 'N' Roll
Rhino (United States) DRC3- 1211CDThe Sun Records Collection
Sun MC 024CDBest Of Sun Rock & Roll
1995AVI (United States) 5007CDRed Hot: The Best Of Billy Lee Riley
Beaver (Belgium) BLP 3304LPThat's Rock & Roll, Vol. 4
Blend (Belgium) 4CDBest Of Blend Rock & Roll Collection, Vol. 4
Charly (England) MID 8099CDEssential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 1
Vladimir Twist VTR 6902LPLike Nothing Your Ears Have Ever Heard, Vol. 2
[SERD?] SERD 624LPRed Hot Riley / Billy Riley
1996Pickwick PWKS 4245CDRockabilly Heaven (Sun Records)
1997Charly (England) CPCD 8274CDThe Very Best Of Sun Rockabilly
Hip-O HIPD- 40128CDRockabilly Essentials
Lucky (England) CDLR 812CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 12
Vampirella Music (Germany) MCG 2001210Rare White Boppin'
[label?] 553 868CDAnd The Train Kept A'Rollin'
[label?] 640001CDSun Studio Story: 50s To The 90s
1998Boot 70610Memphis Bop
Sun no #10Memphis Bop
[SERD?] SERD 12698LPRockabilly Rhythm
1999Dressed To Kill/BMG (England) DTKBOX 66CDThe Sun Gods
2000Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16405CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 17 (Sun)
Collectables (United States) 0041CDSun Records: The Definitive Hits
Disky (Netherlands) DO 250542CDAs Good As It Gets: Rockabilly
Lotus (Italy) [1]CDThe Best Of Sun, Vol. 1
Lotus (Italy) [RR1]CDThe Best Of Sun Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 1
Lotus (Italy) [2]CDThe Best Of Sun, Vol. 2
Lotus (Italy) 41006CDThe Best Of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 1
Lotus (Italy) 41008CDThe Best Of Sun Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 2
Pie 153CDRockabilly Dance Party
Pulse (England) PBX CD 336CDThe Legendary Sun Records Story
Vampirella (Germany) MCG 1020012-2CDRare White Boppin' [And] Rare Black Rockin': Original Sun Material
2001Ace (England) CDCHD 815CDThem Rockabilly Cats
Castle Pulse (England) PBXCD 344CDThe Legendary Sun Records Story, Vol. 2
Collectables (United States) COL 6492CDSun: The Definitive Hits, Vol. 1
Collectables (United States) COL 6493CDSun: The Definitive Hits, Vol. 2
Select CD 586CDRed Hot: The Best Of Sun Rockabilly
2002Charly (England) SNAJ 713CDThe Sun Records Story
2003Viper CD 014CDThe Ultimate 50's Rockin' Sci-Fi Disc
2004Now Dig This (England) CMFCD 1042CDWell, Now Dig This
2005Emusic/Sun (United States) 11590166MPSun Spots, Vol. 1: The Story of Sun
2006Rhino (United States) R2 73346CDRockin' Bones: '50s Punk & Rockabilly
2007Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 1125CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!
2008Pan American (Switzerland) 56027CDDressin' Up
Pan American (Switzerland) 56034CDMy Baby Scares Me
Proper PROPERBOX 143CDRockin' Memphis
Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 1145CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 2
2009Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 017CDGood Rockin' Tonight: Red Hot Rockabilly
2010Not Now Music NOT2CD 346CDReal Raw Rockabilly
Not Now Music NOT2CD 375CDRed Hot Rockabilly
2011Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 119CDRaunchy Sugar: The Pure Essence Of Memphis Rock & Roll
Not Now Music NOT3CD 066CDRoyal Rockabilly Flush
One Day Music (England) DAY2CD 134CDEssential Rockabilly: The Decca Story
One Day Music (England) DAY2CD 141CDEssential Rockabilly: The Sun Story
2012Not Now Music NOT2CD 449CDRockin' In The Graveyard
2013Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 173CDRockin' Bones
year?Bellaphon (Germany) 220 13 023LPSun Rockabillies: Put Your Cat Clothes On
Bellaphon (Germany) 220 13 001LPSun Rockabillies, Vol. 2: Carryin' On
Bellaphon (Germany) BI 15101LPSun Rockabillys: Put Your Cat Clothes On
Century (Canada) [3]CDRockabilly Baby
Charly (England) PBX CD 336CDThe Legendary Sun Records Story
Charly (England) 30117LPSun - The Roots Of Rock, Vol. 10: Sun Country
Club (Spain) 016LPGrab This And Dance, Vol. 16
Club (Spain) 017LPGrab This And Dance, Vol. 17
Disky (Netherlands) Memphis 03CDThe Ultimate Memphis Rockabilly Collection, Vol. 1
Disky (Netherlands) Memphis 06CDThe Ultimate Memphis Rock 'N' Roll Collection, Vol. 2
Disky DCD 5202CDUlitmate Sun Rockabilly Collection
Fantastic Voyage (England) FVDV 093CDFeel Like Rockin': Tennessee Rock 'N' Roll
Lesley LESCD 4CDThe Lost Story Of The Rock-A-Ballad, Vol. 3
Lucky (England) CDLR 602CDRock Rock-Ola, Vol. 2
Movieplay (Portugal) 10029LPDon't You Step On My Blue Suede Shoes
Pan American (Switzerland) 56004CDTwo Timin' Woman
Presto Vol. 7CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 7
Smith & Co. SCCD 1170CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 3
Sun LP- 80410Sun Country Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 4
Time-Life Music OP- 2571LPRed-Hot Rockabilly


Acknowledgments:  Both Sides Now, John Burton, CMF Library, Scott Cheesebrew, Marc Coulavin, Bill Davis, Colin Escott, Simon Evans, Udo Frank, Peter Gold, Peter Herfel, Kurt Krauter, Gerd Miller, John Neal, Mike Perkins, Planeta Rockabilly, Michel Proost, Lars Stromberg, Perica Sucevic, Hans Teljeur, Joe Wajgel, Alexander Zah


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