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Swan, Jimmy

Real name James Edgar Schwann. Born 1912 in Cullman, Ala. Disc jockey on WFOR in 1954. Disc jockey and performer on WBKH in 1956. Died in 1995

References:

  • Feature article, discography, and sessionography in issue 73 (1997) of American Music Magazine.
  • Feature article, discography, and sessionography in issue 73 (1997) of American Music Magazine.

Original Releases

Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1952/Aug. 16
Bb c&w rev.
Trumpet (Miss.) 45-176  No rating Label shot Song sample Juke Joint Mama — Jimmy Swan / Cowboy Jim And His Range Riders DRC 45-109 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#2)
Bullet Cactus CD 051 (#3)
    No rating Song sample I Had A Dream — Jimmy Swan / Cowboy Jim And His Range Riders DRC 45-108 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#1)
Bullet Cactus CD 051 (#28)
1952/Aug.
(Bb est.)
Trumpet (Miss.) 45-177  No rating Label shot Song sample Triflin' On Me — Jimmy Swan And His Range Riders DRC 45-111 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#4)
Bullet Cactus CD 051 (#15)
Bullet Esoldun LP 2009 (#3)
Bullet Jasmine CD 469 (#4)
Bullet Zomboco CD 8 (#4)
    No rating Label shot Song sample I Love You Too Much — Jimmy Swan And His Range Riders DRC 45-110 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#3)
1953/Feb. 28
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K11450  No rating Song sample The Last Letter — Jimmy Swan 53-S-6026 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#5)
    No rating Song sample The Little Church — Jimmy Swan 53-S-6027 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#6)
1953/Sept. 12
Bb c&w rev.
Trumpet (Miss.) 45-197  No rating Label shot Song sample Losers Weepers — Jimmy Swan DRC-151 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#8)
Bullet Cactus CD 051 (#10)
    No rating Label shot Song sample Mark Of Shame — Jimmy Swan DRC-150 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#7)
Bullet Cactus CD 051 (#23)
1954/Mar. 13
Bb c&w rev.
Trumpet (Miss.) 45-198  No rating Label shot Song sample Lonesome Daddy Blues — Jimmy Swan And His Range Riders DRC 45-153 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#10)
Bullet Cactus CD 051 (#8)
Bullet Jasmine CD 469 (#13)
    No rating Label shot Song sample One More Time — Jimmy Swan And His Range Riders DRC 45-152 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#9)
Bullet Cactus CD 051 (#20)
1955/Dec. 3
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12136  Borderline Label shot Song sample Frost On My Roof — Jimmy Swan 55-XY-561 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#11)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample It's Your Turn To Cry — Jimmy Swan 55-XY-564 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#14)
1956/Apr. 21
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12226  No rating Label shot Song sample Hey, Baby, Baby — Jimmy Swan 55-XY-563 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#13)
    No rating Song sample Why Did You Change Your Mind — Jimmy Swan 55-XY-562 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#12)
1956/Oct. 6
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12348  Borderline Label shot Song sample Country Cattin' — Jimmy Swan 56-XY-326 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#16)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15789 (#15)
Bullet Bear Family CD 17022 (#20)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5703 (#26)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 026 (#7)
Bullet MGM (England) LP 2354 147 (#6)
Bullet One Day Music CD 139 (#17)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#38)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample The Way That You're Living (Is Breaking My Heart) — Jimmy Swan 56-XY-327 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#17)
1957/June 10
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12495  No rating Label shot Song sample Lonesome Man — Jimmy Swan 56-XY-328 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#18)
    No rating Song sample Good And Lonesome — Jimmy Swan 56-XY-325 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#15)
1960/Feb. 8
Bb c&w rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-31043  No rating Song sample No One Loves A Broken Heart — Jimmy Swan And The Sons Of The South 108,507+ Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#21)
    No rating Song sample Don't Conceal Your Wedding Ring — Jimmy Swan And The Sons Of The South 108,506 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#20)
1965/Mar. 20
Bb ad or art.
JB (Ala.)  102  Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Honky Tonkin' (In Mississippi) — Jimmy Swan 1005 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#23)
Bullet Lucky CD 814 (#22)
Bullet Mustang CD [19?] (#33)
Bullet White Label LP 2805 (#11)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample I Love You Too Much — Jimmy Swan 1006 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#24)
1965 or later
(BMI est.)
JB (Ala.)  105  Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Rattlesnake Daddy — Jimmy Swan 4480 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#26)
Bullet Wendi LP 000001 (#3)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample It Takes A Lonesome Man — Jimmy Swan 4479 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#25)
1966
mx series
JB (Ala.)  109  No rating Song sample Walkin' My Dog — Jimmy Swan SoN 32672 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#28)
    No rating Song sample Asleep In The Deep — Jimmy Swan SoN 32671 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#27)
Unissued Tracks
1959
 
Decca (N.Y.)  uniss.  No rating Song sample I Love You Too Much — Jimmy Swan 108,505 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#19)
    No rating Song sample It Takes A Lonesome Man — Jimmy Swan 108,508 Bullet Bear Family CD 15758 (#22)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1980Wendi (Australia) LP 000001LPHey, Babe Let's Go Downtown
1981MGM (England) (England) 2354 147LPMGM Rockabilly Collection, Vol. 2
1987Esoldun (France) RR 2009LPHillbilly Boogie And Rock-A-Billy
1989White Label (Netherlands) WLP 2805LPBoppin' Hillbilly, Vol. 5
1993Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15758CDHonky Tonkin' In Mississippi / Jimmy Swan
Big Tone (England) BT 5703CDMGM Rockabillies, Vol. 1
1996Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15789CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 7
2006Bear Family (Germany) BCD 17022CDPerfect For Parties
2007Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
2008Jasmine 469CDRock Me: Mississippi Hillbilly
2009Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 026CDRoutes Of Rockabilly
2011One Day Music (England) DAY2CD 139CDEssential Rockabilly: The MGM Story
year?Cactus (United States) CD 051CDTrumpet Hillbilly
Lucky (England) CDLR 814CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 14
Mustang MUST [19?]CDLookin' For Money
Zomboco (United States) 8CDReal Rare Rockabilly, Vol. 8


Acknowledgments:  CMF Library, Stephane Chatain, Scott Cheesebrew, Will Derrington, Udo Frank, Derek Hamilton, Barry John, Tom Lincoln, Bob McGrath, Gerd Miller, Michel Proost, Tomohiro Sakamoto, Uncle Gil, Bjorn Witlox


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