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Tillis, Mel

Full name Lonnie Melvin Tillis. Born 1932 in Pahokee, Fla.


Original Releases

Discography is not intended to be complete

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1957/Feb. 23
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-40845-c Borderline Label shot Song sample Honky Tonk Song — Mel Tillis JZSP 39773  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample It Takes A Worried Man To Sing A Worried Blues — Mel Tillis JZSP 39771  
1957/May 13
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-40904-c Pertinent Label shot Song sample Case Of The Blues — Mel Tillis JZSP 39772  
    Borderline Label shot It's My Life — Mel Tillis JZSP 39774  
1957/July 8
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-40944-c Pertinent Label shot Song sample Juke Box Man — Mel Tillis JZSP 41303 Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 098 (#34)
Bullet Jan/Star Club LP 8047 (#3)
Bullet Teenager LP 5919 (#15)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample If You'll Be My Love — Mel Tillis JZSP 41302  
1958/Feb. 10
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-41115  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Teen Age Wedding — Mel Tillis JZSP 43101 Bullet Bear Family CD 16723 (#29)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5711 (#22)
Bullet CBS LP 83911 (#12)
Bullet Jan/Star Club LP 8027 (#7)
Bullet Pan American CD 56027 (#21)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Lonely Street — Mel Tillis JZSP 43104  
1958/Nov. 24
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-41277  Pertinent Label shot Song sample The Brooklyn Bridge — Mel Tillis JZSP 44720  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Finally — Mel Tillis JZSP 44721  
1959/June 22
Bb pop rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-41416  No rating You Are The Reason — Mel Tillis JZSP 44719 Bullet Classics CD 741 (#19)
Bullet Juke Box Saturday Night LP 1009 (#4)
    No rating Label shot Song sample Sawmill — Mel Tillis And Bill Phillips JZSP 47021  
1960/Apr. 4
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-41632  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Loco Weed — Mel Tillis JZSP 49834  
    Borderline Label shot Song sample It's So Easy — Mel Tillis JZSP 49835 Bullet Classics CD 739 (#16)
1961/Apr. 10
Bb pop rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-41986  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Hearts Of Stone — Mel Tillis JZSP 53179 Bullet Teenager CD 5925 (#7)
    Non-pertinent Label shot That's Where The Hurt Comes In — Mel Tillis JZSP 53180  

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1979CBS (England) 83911LPCBS Rockabilly, Vol. 3
1987Jan/Star Club (Sweden) 33- 8027LPAll American Rock, Vol. 4: Rockin' Record Hop
1989Teenager (Sweden) TEEN 5919LPLet's Go Rocking At The High School Hop Again
1993Big Tone (England) BT 5711CDCBS Rockabilly Classics, Vol. 2
Jan/Star Club (Sweden) 33- 8047LPJuke-Box Favorites
Juke Box Saturday Night (Italy) JBSN 1009LPRock 'N' Roll Fever, Vol. 8
1997Teenager (Sweden) TEEN 5925CDMore Crewcuts, Ponytails & Bobbysocks
2006Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16723CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 23 (Columbia)
2008Pan American (Switzerland) 56027CDDressin' Up
2011Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 098CDSassy Sugar: The Pure Essence Of Nashville Rock & Roll
2012Classics (Sweden) 739CDColumbia Crossovers: Late Fifties And Early Sixties Teen-Country
Classics (Sweden) 741CDCruisin' Country, Vol. 4


Acknowledgments:  CMF Library, Scott Cheesebrew, Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Rob Karman, Gerd Miller, Michel Proost, Joe Wajgel


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