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Rockin' R's

Metamora, Ill., group.

References:

  • Feature article and discography in issue 69 (1998) of Rockin' Fifties.

Original Releases

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1958
RCA mx code
Tempus (Ill.) J8OW-7541/2
(pressed by RCA)
Auction history
No rating Label shot Crazy Baby — The Rockin' R's J8OW-7542  
    No rating Label shot The Beat — The Rockin' R's J8OW-7541  
1959/Mar. 16
Bb pop rev.
Tempus (Ill.) TR-7541 
(pressed by RCA)
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Crazy Baby — The Rockin' R's J8OW-7542 Bullet Ace CD 444 (#20)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55079 (#3)
Bullet Cat CD 1036 (#16)
Bullet Fed CD 02 (#3)
Bullet Fed EP 09 (#3)
Bullet GVC CD 2003 (#12)
Bullet Norton LP 205 (#1)
Bullet Past LP 6/376 (#13)
Bullet Presto CD 4 (#54)
Bullet Rhino CD 73346 (#65)
Bullet Teenage Heaven LP 583 (#13)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample The Beat – (instr.) — The Rockin' R's J8OW-7541 Bullet AEI CD 3002 (#13)
Bullet Big H LP 79105 (#14)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55075 (#18)
Bullet Fed CD 02 (#4)
Bullet Fed EP 09 (#4)
Bullet GVC CD 2003 (#28)
Bullet Norton LP 205 (#15)
1959/May 25
Bb pop rev.
Tempus (Ill.) TR-1507 
(pressed by Columbia)
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Heat – (instr.) — The Rockin' R's ZTSC-10449 Bullet Bison Bop LP 2002 (#8)
Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2002 (#8)
Bullet Norton LP 205 (#7)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Nameless – (instr.) — The Rockin' R's ZTSC-10448 Bullet Club LP 006 (#14)
Bullet Norton LP 205 (#8)
1959/Oct.
(est.)
Tempus (Ill.) TR-1514 
(pressed by Columbia)
Auction history
Borderline Label shot Song sample Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone — Ron Volz And The Rockin R's ZTSC 63038 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55081 (#14)
Bullet Stock Car LP 103 (#12)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Up In A Dream — Ron Volz And The Rockin R's ZTSC 63037  
1959/Nov.
BMI clear.
Tempus (Ill.) TR-1515 
(pressed by RCA)
Auction history
No rating Label shot Song sample Mustang – (instr.) — The Rockin' R's K8OW-9805 Bullet Bison Bop LP 2002 (#1)
Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2002 (#1)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55075 (#28)
Bullet Norton LP 205 (#3)
    No rating Label shot Song sample I'm Still In Love With You — Ron Volz And The Rockin' R's K8OW-9804 Bullet Dee Jay Jamboree CD 55115 (#11)
1959/Nov.
(Bb est.)
Vee Jay (Ill.) VJ334 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Mustang – (instr.) — The Rockin' R's 59-1292 Bullet Canadian CD 2309 (#14)
    No rating Label shot I'm Still In Love With You — Ron Volz And The Rockin' R's 59-1291  
1960/June 6
Bb pop rev.
Vee Jay (Ill.) VJ346 
Auction history
No rating Hum Bug – (instr.) — The Rockin' R's 60-1395  
    No rating The Mix – (instr.) — The Rockin' R's 60-1398  
1960/Oct. 3
Bb pop rev.
Stepheny (Ill.) SF1842 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Walkin' You To School — The Rockin' R's 1  
    No rating Label shot Bewitched – (instr.) — The Rockin' R's 2  
Unissued Tracks
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Bye Bye Love — The Rockin' R's   Bullet Norton LP 205 (#6)
    No rating Come On Over — The Rockin' R's   Bullet Norton LP 205 (#13)
    No rating Gonna Snatch Me A Satellite — The Rockin' R's   Bullet Norton LP 205 (#9)
    No rating Long Tall Sally — The Rockin' R's   Bullet Norton LP 205 (#2)
    No rating Mean Woman Blues — The Rockin' R's   Bullet Norton LP 205 (#4)
    Borderline Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone [alt. vers.] — The Rockin' R's   Bullet Collector CD 4488 (#17)
    No rating Ready Teddy — The Rockin' R's   Bullet Norton LP 205 (#10)
    No rating Ron's Raunch — The Rockin' R's   Bullet Norton LP 205 (#11)
    No rating Sweet Little Sixteen — The Rockin' R's   Bullet Norton LP 205 (#12)
    No rating Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On — The Rockin' R's   Bullet Norton LP 205 (#14)
    No rating You Send Me — The Rockin' R's   Bullet Norton LP 205 (#5)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1976Past (Germany) 6/376LPCome Dance With Me
1979Bison Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2002LPStrictly Instrumental
1980Big H 79105LPVintage Rock 'N' Roll Collector's Items, Vol. 5
1983Teenage Heaven (United States?) TH 583LPCountry Rockers, Vol. 5
1985Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2002LPStrictly Instrumental
1988Norton (United States) ED 205LPCrazy Baby / The Rockin' R's
1993Ace (England) CDCHD 444CDFabulous Flips
Club (England) 006LPGrab This And Dance, Vol. 6
1994Cat (Netherlands) 1036CDCalling All Rock 'N' Roll Collectors, Vol. 4
1998Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55075CDStrictly Instrumental, Vol. 4
1999AEI # 3002CDAxes, Saxes, Skins, Ivories, Vol. 1
Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55079CDTeen-Age Mafia
Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55081CDParty Crasher
2005Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4488CDI'm Gonna Rock On You
2006Dee Jay Jamboree (Germany) DJ-CD 55115CDTeen Scene!, Vol. 3
Rhino (United States) 73346CDRockin' Bones: '50s Punk & Rockabilly
2008Stock Car 103LPBoppin' Bobbie Jean
2009GVC 2003CDWindy City Bop: Chicago Rockabilly (1954-58)
year?Canadian CAN- 2309CDRare Instrumentals, Vol. 9
Fed (Norway) 02CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 2
Fed (Norway) 09EPuntitled
Presto Vol. 4CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 4


Acknowledgments:  Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Kurt Krauter, Gerd Miller, Dean Craige Morris, John Neal, Michel Proost, Rock And Roll Blog, Joe Wajgel, Peter van Wilsem, eBay


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