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Traits

Members from 1957 to 1962 included Roy Head, Jerry Gibson, Tommy Bolton, Dan Buie, George Frazier, and Bill Pennington.

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Original Releases

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Discography is not intended to be complete

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1959/June 15
Bb pop rev.
TNT (Texas) TNT-164  Pertinent Label shot Song sample One More Time — The Traits - Bullet Big Rumble LP 100 (#1)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55167 (#16)
Bullet Collectables CD 0596 (#2)
Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#4)
Bullet Collectables CD 5555 (#11)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#1)
Bullet Lucky CD 808 (#10)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#1)
Bullet Presto CD 10 (#54)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#1)
Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#7)
Bullet TNT CD 00135 (#21)
Bullet Teenage Heaven LP 376 (#16)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#5)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Don't Be Blue — The Traits + Bullet Collectables CD 0596 (#10)
Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#3)
Bullet Collectables CD 5555 (#12)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#6)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#2)
Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#1)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#7)
1959/Nov. 2
Bb pop rev.
TNT (Texas)  175  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Live It Up — The Traits + Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55167 (#1)
Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#1)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#3)
Bullet Eagle LP 313 (#4)
Bullet Enviken CD 101 (#22)
Bullet Folkline CD 92 (#4)
Bullet Legend LP 1005 (#8)
Bullet Luxel CD 7103 (#17)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#3)
Bullet Presto CD 10 (#33)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#3)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#3)
    No rating Label shot Yes I Do — The Traits - Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#2)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#9)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#4)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#2)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#6)
1960/Mar.
(est.)
TNT (Texas)  177  Pertinent Label shot Song sample My Baby's Fine — The Traits / Vocal, Roy Head + Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55167 (#4)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#4)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#5)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#4)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#4)
    No rating Label shot Here I Am In Love Again — The Traits / Vocal, Roy Head - Bullet Norton LP 358 (#6)
Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#11)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#9)
1960/Aug.
BMI clear.
TNT (Texas)  181  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Summertime Love — The Traits + Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55167 (#24)
Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#5)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#5)
Bullet Eagle LP 304 (#1)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#7)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#5)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#10)
    No rating Label shot Your Turn To Cry — The Traits - Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#7)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#8)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#6)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#13)
1961/Mar.
BMI clear.
TNT (Texas)  185  Borderline Label shot Song sample Walking All Day — The Traits / Vocal, Roy Head + Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55167 (#10)
Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#7)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#2)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#9)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#7)
Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#3)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#14)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Night Time Blues – (instr.) — The Traits - Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#6)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#8)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#10)
Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#4)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#8)
 
 
TNT (Texas)  194  Borderline Label shot One More Time — Roy Head And The Traits + Bullet Collectables CD 0596 (#3)
Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#8)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#11)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#11)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#10)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#18)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Don't Be Blue — Roy Head And The Traits - Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#14)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#12)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#19)
1962/Mar. 24
Bb pop rev.
Renner (Texas) RR-221  No rating Label shot Little Mama — The Traits / Vocal, Roy Head + Bullet Kool LP 1 (#4)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#13)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Linda Lou — The Traits / Vocal, Roy Head - Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55181 (#12)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#14)
Bullet Wild LP 2 (#5)
1962/June 9
Bb pop rev.
Ascot (N.Y.) AS2108  No rating Label shot Little Mama — The Traits / Vocal By Roy Head B  
    No rating Label shot Song sample Linda Lou — The Traits / Vocal By Roy Head A  
1962/Sept. 15
Bb pop rev.
Renner (Texas) RR-229  No rating Label shot Woe Woe — The Traits / Vocal, Roy Head + Bullet Collectables CD 5555 (#2)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#15)
Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#5)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#11)
    No rating Label shot Got My Mojo Working — The Traits / Vocal, Roy Head - Bullet Collectables CD 5555 (#3)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#16)
Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#6)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#12)
 
 
Suave (Calif.)  712  No rating Label shot Teen-Age Letter — Roy Head And The Traits 1082  
    No rating Pain — Roy Head And The Traits    
1964
(Bb est.)
Backbeat (Texas)  543  Borderline Label shot Song sample Teen-Age Letter — Roy Head And The Traits UV 5090  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Pain — Roy Head And The Traits UV 5091  
1965
(Bb est.)
Backbeat (Texas)  546  No rating Label shot Treat Her Right — Roy Head And The Traits UV 5100 Bullet TNT LP 101 (#8)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#1)
    No rating Label shot So Long, My Love — Roy Head And The Traits UV 5099 Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#2)
1965
(Bb est.)
Scepter (N.Y.) SCE12116  Borderline Label shot Treat Me Right — Roy Head 60506  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Just A Little Bit — Roy Head 60505 Bullet TNT LP 101 (#11)
1965
(Bb est.)
Scepter (N.Y.) SCE12117  Borderline One More Time — Roy Head   Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#10)
    No rating Won't Be Blue — Roy Head    
1966
(Bb est.)
Scepter (N.Y.) SCE12124  Non-pertinent Label shot Get Back (Vocal) — Roy Head 60511 Bullet TNT LP 101 (#9)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Get Back (Instrumental – (instr.) — Roy Head 60509  
1966
(Bb est.)
Scepter (N.Y.) SCE12138  Borderline One More Time — Roy Head    
    Non-pertinent Convicted — Roy Head    
1966
(Bb est.)
Scepter (N.Y.) SCE12169  No rating Label shot Harlem Shuffle — The Traits 60801 Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#9)
    No rating Label shot Somewhere — The Traits 60802 Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#10)
1966
(Bb est.)
Backbeat (Texas)  555  No rating Label shot Apple Of My Eye — Roy Head And The Traits UV 5111 Bullet TNT LP 101 (#16)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#15)
    No rating Label shot I Pass The Day — Roy Head And The Traits UV 5098  
1966/July
(Bb est.)
Backbeat (Texas)  560  No rating Label shot My Babe — Roy Head And The Traits   Bullet TNT LP 101 (#15)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#16)
    No rating Label shot Pain — Roy Head And The Traits UV 5091  
1966/July
(Bb est.)
Backbeat (Texas)  563  No rating Label shot Wigglin' And Gigglin' — Roy Head UV 5123  
    No rating Label shot Driving Wheel — Roy Head UV 5124  
1966/Oct.
(Bb est.)
Backbeat (Texas)  571  No rating Label shot Don't Cry No More — Roy Head LRS 5138 Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#30)
    No rating Label shot To Make A Big Man Cry — Roy Head LRS 5137  
 
 
Universal (Texas) U-30494  Non-pertinent Label shot Harlem Shuffle — The Traits LH-2516  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Somewhere — The Traits LH-2517  
1968/May
mx series
Universal (Texas) U-30496 
(pressed by Columbia)
No rating Label shot Parchman Farm — The Traits ZTSB 128419  
    No rating Label shot Tramp — The Traits ZTSB 128420  
Original LPs
1965
on label or cover
TNT (Texas) TLP-101  Cover shot
Roy Head And The Traits [mono]
No rating Label shot One More Time — Roy Head And The Traits 1  
    No rating Yes I Do — Roy Head And The Traits 1 Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#8)
    No rating Live It Up — Roy Head And The Traits 1 Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#9)
    No rating My Baby's Fine — Roy Head And The Traits 1 Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#10)
    No rating Here I Am In Love Again — Roy Head And The Traits 1  
    No rating Summertime Love — Roy Head And The Traits 1 Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#12)
    No rating Don't Be Blue — Roy Head And The Traits 2  
    No rating You're Turn To Cry — Roy Head And The Traits 2 Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#2)
    No rating Walking All Day — Roy Head And The Traits 2  
    No rating Night Time Blues — Roy Head And The Traits 2  
    No rating Woe, Woe — Roy Head And The Traits 2  
    No rating Got My Mojo Working — Roy Head And The Traits 2  
Need Information
 
 
[need info]     No rating Here I Am In Love Again [alt. vers.] — The Traits   Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#17)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#26)
    No rating Just Because — The Traits   Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#29)
    No rating Live It Up [alt. vers.] — The Traits   Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#12)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#17)
    No rating My Baby's Fine [alt. vers.] — The Traits   Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#15)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#21)
    No rating Night Time Blues [alt. vers.] — The Traits   Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#19)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#22)
    No rating One Night — The Traits   Bullet Memphis CD 7033 (#1)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#28)
    No rating Parchment Prison Farm — The Traits   Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#14)
    No rating Summertime Love [alt. vers.] — The Traits   Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#18)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#24)
    No rating Tramp — The Traits   Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#13)
    No rating Unfinished song, title unknown — The Traits   Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#12)
    No rating Walking All Day [alt. vers.] — The Traits   Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#16)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#25)
    No rating Yes I Do [alt. vers.] — The Traits   Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#13)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#20)
    No rating You're Too Good To Be True — The Traits   Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#11)
    No rating Your Turn To Cry [alt. vers.] — The Traits   Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#20)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#23)

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1976Teenage Heaven (United States?) TH 376LPCountry Rockers, Vol. 2 - Shot Gun Boogie
1978Eagle (Germany) 304LPStack-a-Records, Vol. II
1981Eagle (Germany) 313LPAt The Rockhouse, Vol. 3
TNT TLP- 101LPRoy Head And The Traits
1992Domino (United States?) 1011LPRebel Rock / The Traits
1993Legend (France) 1005LPRock It, Vol. 2
1995Collectables (United States) COL-CD- 0596CDClassic Rock From San Antonio, Texas
Kool (Italy) 1LPCool And Crazy
1996Collectables (United States) 0668CDDon't Be Blue / The Traits
Collectables (United States) COL 5555CDBest Of TNT Records
Lucky (England) CDLR 808CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 8
Wild 2LPRunning Wild, Vol. 2
1997Big Rumble F 100LPThe Big Rumble
1999Enviken (Sweden) 101CDRock It, Vol. 1
[DYNA?] DYNA 101CDRoy Head And The Traits -- Treat Her Right
2004Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55167CDRock Tick Tock
2006Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55181CDGang War
year?Folkline (England) 274- 92CDHardcore Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Luxel MAS 7103CDRockabilly Hoodlums, v. 3
Memphis 7033CDThey Thought They Were Elvis: Vocal Clones, Vol. 1
Norton (United States) ED 358LPLive It Up! / Roy Head And The Treats
Presto Vol. 10CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 10
TNT TLP- 101 [alt.]LPRoy Head And The Traits
TNT TNT- 00135CD35 Explosive Boppin' Blasters


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