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Wallace, Billy

Born 1917 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Nashville, Tenn., artist. A regular on the Louisiana Hayride. Died in 1978.


Original Releases

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1956/May 26
Bb c&w rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  70876X45
Auction history
Borderline Label shot Song sample That's My Reward — Billy Wallace And The Bama Drifters YW12696 Bullet Bear Family CD 16101 (#4)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5704 (#5)
Bullet Mercury (England) LP 6463 084 (#5)
Bullet Philips LP 6336 257 (#5)
Bullet Revival LP 4003 (#6)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample What'll I Do — Billy Wallace And The Bama Drifters YW12695 Bullet Bear Family CD 16101 (#10)
Bullet Mine LP 2001 (#5)
Bullet Redita [1st series] LP 112 (#15)
Bullet Redita [2nd series] LP 112 (#15)
Bullet Revival LP 4003 (#7)
1956/Sept. 15
Bb c&w rev.
Mercury (Ill.)  70957X45
Auction history
Borderline Label shot Song sample Mean, Mistreatin' Baby — Billy Wallace And The Bama Drifters YW12746 Bullet Bear Family CD 16101 (#22)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5704 (#6)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6001 (#9)
Bullet Mercury (England) LP 6463 084 (#6)
Bullet Philips LP 6336 257 (#6)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Burning The Wind — Billy Wallace And The Bama Drifters YW12745 Bullet Bear Family CD 16101 (#16)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5704 (#7)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6002 (#5)
Bullet Mercury (England) LP 6463 084 (#7)
Bullet Philips LP 6336 257 (#7)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1145 (#23)
1957/Oct. 14
Bb c&w rev.
Deb (Tenn.)  882-45
Auction history
No rating Label shot Wolf Call — Billy Wallace 8821 Bullet Collector CD 2873 (#22)
    No rating Label shot Two O'Clock In The Morning — Billy Wallace 8822  

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1975Philips (England) 6336 257LPMercury Rockabillies
Redita [1st series] (Netherlands) 112LPI Want A Rock & Roll Guitar
1976Mine (Germany) 2001LPTeenage Beat
1980Redita [2nd series] (Netherlands) 112LPI Want A Rock & Roll Guitar
1981Mercury (England) (England) 6463 084LPMercury Rockabillies
1988Revival 4003LPRockabilly Boogie - Rare Items, Vol. 3
1993Big Tone (England) BT 5704CDMercury Rockabillies [And] Louisiana Rock 'N' Roll
1998Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16101CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 11 (Mercury)
2007Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 2873CDRough Stuff Boppin'
2008Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 1145CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 2
year?Big Tone BTCD 6001CDMercury Rockabilly, Vol. 1
Big Tone BTCD 6002CDMercury Rockabilly, Vol. 2


Acknowledgments:  CMF Library, Stephane Chatain, Udo Frank, Shane Hughes, Alexander Petrauskas, Perica Sucevic


Compilation & presentation © 2011, Terry E. Gordon This page generated on 11/18/2018

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