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Williams, Lew

Born 1934 in Chillicothe, Texas. A student at Midwestern University, Wichita Falls, Texas, at the time of his recordings.

References:

  • Official website
  • Article in issue 199 (1999) of Now Dig This.
  • Article in issue 200 (1999) of Now Dig This.
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Source: Lew Williams

Original Releases

Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1954
(Bb est.)
Flair (Texas)  1027  No rating Song sample I've Been Doin' Some Slippin' Too — Lew Williams, The Texas Drifter FL-A Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#27)
Bullet Rev-Ola Bandstand CD 170 (#16)
    No rating Please Don't Tell A Lie About Me — Lew Williams, The Texas Drifter no mx Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#25)
1956/Mar. 10
Bb c&w rev.
Imperial (Calif.) X8306  Pertinent Label shot Song sample I'll Play Your Game — Lew Williams IF-727 Bullet Bear Family 10 101 (#4)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#6)
Bullet Midnite LP 1001 (#1)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Don't Mention My Name — Lew Williams IF-725 Bullet Bear Family 10 101 (#5)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#14)
Bullet Bear Family CD 17022 (#19)
Bullet Midnite LP 1001 (#9)
1956/June
(Bb est.)
Imperial (Calif.) X5394  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Cat Talk — Lew Williams IF-726 Bullet Bear Family 10 101 (#11)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16102 (#20)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#11)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5709 (#1)
Bullet Club PR LP 002 (#12)
Bullet Disky CD 885962 (#4)
Bullet EMI/Liberty LP 83097 (#15)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 017 (#4)
Bullet Liberty LP 2020 (#2)
Bullet Liberty CD 2998 2 (#2)
Bullet Lucky CD 811 (#7)
Bullet Mustang CD 3 (#9)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 375 (#19)
Bullet One Day Music CD 138 (#22)
Bullet Presto CD 3 (#46)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#32)
Bullet Sleazy CD 02 (#11)
Bullet United Artists (England) LP 30173 (#15)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Gone Ape Man — Lew Williams IF-728 Bullet Bear Family 10 101 (#9)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16102 (#25)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#9)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5709 (#11)
Bullet Disky CD 885962 (#18)
Bullet EMI/Liberty LP 83096 (#5)
Bullet Liberty LP 2020 (#10)
Bullet Liberty CD 2998 2 (#10)
Bullet Mustang CD 2 (#16)
Bullet One Day Music CD 138 (#20)
Bullet United Artists (England) LP 30312 (#5)
1956/Oct. 20
Bb r&b rev.
Imperial (Calif.) X5411  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Bop Bop Ba Doo Bop (Classroom Hop) — Lew Williams IM-1137 Bullet Bear Family 10 101 (#6)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16102 (#5)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#1)
Bullet Beat Goes On CD 468 (#5)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5708 (#5)
Bullet Chief CD 1156512 [1st] (#18)
Bullet Disky CD 885782 (#7)
Bullet EMI/Liberty LP 83098 (#5)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 113 (#22)
Bullet Liberty LP 2020 (#18)
Bullet Liberty CD 2998 2 (#18)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 066 (#65)
Bullet One Day Music CD 138 (#8)
Bullet P-Vine CD 2540 (#2)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#72)
Bullet United Artists (England) LP 30101 (#5)
Bullet Vladimir Twist LP 6907 (#2)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Something I Said — Lew Williams IM-1138 Bullet Bear Family 10 101 (#10)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16102 (#29)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#8)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5709 (#14)
Bullet Disky CD 885962 (#21)
Bullet EMI/Liberty LP 83096 (#8)
Bullet Liberty LP 2020 (#17)
Bullet Liberty CD 2998 2 (#17)
Bullet One Day Music CD 138 (#39)
Bullet United Artists (England) LP 30312 (#8)
1957/Apr. 6
Bb c&w rev.
Imperial (Calif.) X5429  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Centipede — Lew Williams IM-1139 Bullet Bear Family 10 101 (#8)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16102 (#10)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#4)
Bullet Beat Goes On CD 468 (#13)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5708 (#13)
Bullet Disky CD 885782 (#23)
Bullet EMI/Liberty LP 83098 (#13)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 142 (#17)
Bullet GVC CD 2018 (#48)
Bullet Liberty LP 2020 (#23)
Bullet Liberty CD 2998 2 (#23)
Bullet One Day Music CD 138 (#12)
Bullet United Artists (England) LP 30101 (#13)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Abra Cadabra — Lew Williams IM-1140 Bullet Bear Family 10 101 (#7)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16102 (#15)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#12)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5708 (#21)
Bullet Disky CD 885932 (#14)
Bullet EMI/Liberty LP 83097 (#5)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 066 (#12)
Bullet One Day Music CD 138 (#31)
Bullet United Artists (England) LP 30173 (#5)
1958/Nov. 24
Bb pop rev.
Hamilton (Calif.) 45-50013 
(pressed by Monarch)
No rating Label shot Song sample The Girl I Saw On Bandstand — Vik Wayne MW-11810 Δ25455 Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#15)
    No rating Label shot I Saw You Crying In The Show — Vik Wayne MW-11959 Δ25452 Bullet Bear Family 10 101 (#12)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#3)
Unissued Tracks
1953
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating I Cried Over You For The Last Time Last Night — Lew Williams   Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#29)
    No rating Just For Tonight — Lew Williams   Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#26)
    No rating Something I Said [alt. vers.] — Lew Williams   Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#24)
    No rating What're We Gonna Do — Lew Williams   Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#28)
1954
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Cat Talk [alt. vers. 1] — Lew Williams   Bullet Bear Family 10 101 (#2)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#2)
    No rating Cool It Ramon — Lew Williams    
    No rating Little 'Un — Lew Williams    
    No rating Teenagers Talkin' On The Telephone — Lew Williams   Bullet Bear Family 10 101 (#1)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#13)
1955
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Cat Talk [alt. vers. 2] — Lew Williams    
    No rating Don't Mention My Name [alt. vers.] — Lew Williams   Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#23)
    No rating Gone Ape Man [alt. vers.] — Lew Williams    
    No rating I'll Play Your Game [alt. vers.] — Lew Williams    
    No rating My New Pink Suedes — Lew Williams   Bullet Bear Family 10 101 (#3)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#5)
1957
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating All Through the Night — Lew Williams   Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#7)
    No rating Between Classes — Lew Williams   Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#17)
    No rating Junior High Doll — Lew Williams    
    No rating Our Love — Lew Williams    
    No rating Over — Lew Williams    
    No rating Rock And Roll School — Lew Williams   Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#10)
1958
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating All That I Own — Lew Williams    
    No rating Ba-Ba-Baby — Lew Williams   Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#19)
    No rating Blue Eyed Blues — Lew Williams    
    No rating The Girl I Saw On Bandstand [alt. vers.] — Lew Williams    
    No rating I Like The Way — Lew Williams   Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#21)
    No rating I Saw You Crying In The Show [alt. vers.] — Lew Williams   Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#16)
    No rating I'm The Manager Of The Flying Purple People Eater — Lew Williams   Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#18)
    No rating Just Anytime — Lew Williams    
    No rating Missin' — Lew Williams    
    No rating Stick Around After School — Lew Williams    
    No rating Teenage Tears — Lew Williams   Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#20)
    No rating Three Cheers (For My Baby) — Lew Williams    
    No rating You're Not My Baby This Year [vers. 1] — Lew Williams    
    No rating You're Not My Baby This Year [vers. 2] — Lew Williams    
1959
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating You're Not My Baby This Year [vers. 3] — Lew Williams   Bullet Bear Family CD 16347 (#22)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1977United Artists (England) (England) UAS 30101LPImperial Rockabillies
1979United Artists (England) (England) UAS 30173LPImperial Rockabillies, Vol. 2
1980United Artists (England) (England) UAG 30312LPImperial Rockabillies, Vol. 3
1981EMI/Liberty (France) 2C 068- 83096LPImperial Rockabillies, Vol. 3
EMI/Liberty (France) 2C 068- 83097LPImperial Rockabillies, Vol. 2
EMI/Liberty (France) 2C 068- 83098LPImperial Rockabillies
Midnite Spell 1001LPRockin' At Midnite
1989Liberty (England) GO 2020LPCat Talk
Liberty (England) CDP 79 2998 2CDCat Talk
1992P-Vine (Japan) 2540CDStray Cat's Classics
1993Big Tone (England) BT 5708CDImperial Rockabillies, Vol. 1
Big Tone (England) BT 5709CDImperial Rockabillies, Vol. 2
1994Club PR (Spain) PRLP- 002LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 2
1995Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156512 [1st]CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 12
1996Vladimir Twist VTR 6907LPLike Nothing Your Ears Have Ever Heard, Vol. 7
1997Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16102CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 12
Lucky (England) CDLR 811CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 11
1999Bear Family (Germany) 10 10110Teenagers Talkin' On The Phone / Lew Williams
Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16347CDCat Talk / Lew Williams
Disky (Netherlands) DC- 885782CDRed Hot Rockabilly, Part 1
Disky (Netherlands) DC- 885932CDRed Hot Rockabilly, Part 2
Disky (Netherlands) DC- 885962CDRed Hot Rockabilly, Part 3
2000Beat Goes On (England) BGOCD 468CDImperial Rockabillies [And] Capitol Rockabilly Originals
2001Mustang MUST 2CDGoin' Down That Road
Mustang MUST 3CDLet's Go Boppin' Tonight
2006Bear Family (Germany) BCD 17022CDPerfect For Parties
Rev-Ola Bandstand (England) CR REV 170CDCountry Goes Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 2: The New Breed
2007Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
Sleazy RAB 02CDRockabilly Race: 25 Pure Rockabilly Tracks, Vol. 2
2008GVC 2018CDHollywood Hep Cats
2009Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 017CDGood Rockin' Tonight: Red Hot Rockabilly
2010Not Now Music NOT2CD 375CDRed Hot Rockabilly
2011Fantastic Voyage (England) FVDD 113CDThree Months To Kill: West Coast Rock
Not Now Music NOT3CD 066CDRoyal Rockabilly Flush
One Day Music (England) DAY2CD 138CDEssential Rockabilly: The Imperial Story
2012Fantastic Voyage (England) FVDD 142CDTexas Tornados: Rock 'N' Roll From The Lone Star State
year?Presto Vol. 3CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 3


Acknowledgments:  CD Universe, CMF Library, Scott Cheesebrew, Udo Frank, Svein Arne Vikesdal, Joe Wajgel, Lew Williams


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