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Willis, Don

Born 1933 in Tipton County, Tenn.

References:

  • Article and sessionography in issue 28 (1986) of New Kommotion.
  • Article and sessionography in issue 28 (1986) of New Kommotion.

Original Releases

Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1958/Apr. or earlier
(BMI est.)
Satellite (Tenn.) S-101  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Boppin' High School Baby — Don Willis D-102 Bullet Ace CD 1268 (#26)
Bullet Bop CD 007 (#21)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55097 (#27)
Bullet Club LP 005 (#8)
Bullet Collector LP 1020 (#9)
Bullet Collector CD 4404 (#29)
Bullet Disky CD 250542 (#34)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 093 (#3)
Bullet Fed CD 11 (#12)
Bullet Flesh Den CD 6901 (#20)
Bullet Lucky CD 804 (#1)
Bullet Mustang CD 5 (#1)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 375 (#49)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 424 (#49)
Bullet One Day Music CD 010 (#34)
Bullet Peerless LP 001 (#1)
Bullet Presto CD 2 (#23)
Bullet Rhino CD 73346 (#15)
Bullet Satellite CD 971105 (#3)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1170 (#1)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 3 (#1)
Bullet White Label LP 8965 (#1)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Warrior Sam — Don Willis D-103 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55011 (#3)
Bullet Collector LP 1020 (#10)
Bullet Collector CD 4404 (#30)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 119 (#29)
Bullet Flesh Den CD 6902 (#16)
Bullet Luxel CD 7102 (#28)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 424 (#36)
Bullet Peerless LP 001 (#10)
Bullet Satellite CD 971105 (#4)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1170 (#45)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 3 (#10)
Bullet Vladimir Twist LP 6906 (#6)
Bullet White Label LP 8965 (#2)
1964
RCA mx code
Style (Tenn.) 45-1921 
(pressed by RCA)
Pertinent Song sample Mar's Dame — Don Willis R4KM 8069 Bullet Collector CD 4404 (#6)
Bullet White Label LP 8965 (#12)
    No rating Song sample A Glass Of Wine — Don Willis R4KM 8070 Bullet White Label LP 8965 (#11)
 
 
Top Gun (Tenn.)  11610/1 No rating Label shot Give Me All Your Love — Memphis Kings (Vocal By Don Willis) 11610  
    No rating Label shot Our Love Don't Travel On The Same Road — Memphis Kings (Vocal By Don Willis) 11611  
Original LPs
 
 
MK (Tenn.)  lp cut  No rating Song sample End Of The Road — Don Willis   Bullet White Label LP 8965 (#13)
    No rating Song sample The Haunted House — Don Willis   Bullet White Label LP 8965 (#7)
    No rating Song sample Memphis Tennessee — Don Willis   Bullet White Label LP 8965 (#5)
    No rating Song sample T-D's Boogie Woogie — Don Willis   Bullet White Label LP 8965 (#8)
    Pertinent Song sample You Are My Sunshine — Don Willis   Bullet Collector CD 4404 (#20)
Bullet White Label LP 8965 (#6)
Unissued Tracks
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Song sample Boppin' High School Baby [alt. vers.] — Don Willis   Bullet White Label LP 8965 (#14)
    No rating Song sample Don't Stop Now — Don Willis   Bullet White Label LP 8965 (#9)
    Borderline Song sample Give Me All Your Love — Don Willis   Bullet Collector CD 4404 (#15)
Bullet White Label LP 8965 (#4)
    No rating Song sample Mar's Dame [alt. vers.] — Don Willis   Bullet White Label LP 8965 (#3)
    No rating Song sample Stagger Lee — Don Willis   Bullet White Label LP 8965 (#10)
    No rating Song sample Warrior Sam [alt. vers.] — Don Willis   Bullet White Label LP 8965 (#15)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1974Collector (Netherlands) CL 1020LPRare Rock-A-Billy, Vol. 2
1991White Label (Netherlands) WLP 8965LPBoppin' High School Baby / Don Willis
1992Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4404CDOriginal Memphis Rock And Roll & Country
Flesh Den (England) 6901CDRock 'N' Roll Orgy, Vol. 1
1993Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55011CDWa-Chic-Ka-Nocka
Club (Spain) 005LPGrab This And Dance, Vol. 5
Stomper Time (England) STCD 3CDThe Last Great Rockabilly Saturday Night
1995Flesh Den (England) 6902CDRock 'N' Roll Orgy, Vol. 2
1996Lucky (England) CDLR 804CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 4
Vladimir Twist VTR 6906LPLike Nothing Your Ears Have Ever Heard, Vol. 6
1997Peerless PL 001LPRockabilly
1998Satellite (United States) SAT-C- 971105CDThe Complete Satellite Recordings
2000Disky (Netherlands) DO 250542CDAs Good As It Gets: Rockabilly
2001Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55097CDOut For Kicks
2003Presto Vol. 2CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 2
2006Rhino (United States) R2 73346CDRockin' Bones: '50s Punk & Rockabilly
2010Ace (England) CDCHD 1268CDA Rocket In My Pocket
Not Now Music NOT2CD 375CDRed Hot Rockabilly
2011Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 119CDRaunchy Sugar: The Pure Essence Of Memphis Rock & Roll
Not Now Music NOT2CD 424CDRoots Of Psychobilly
2013One Day Music (England) DAY3CD 010CDReal Rare Rockabilly
year?Bop BOP- 007CDSaturday Night On Bop Street, Vol. 7
Fantastic Voyage (England) FVDV 093CDFeel Like Rockin': Tennessee Rock 'N' Roll
Fed (Sweden) 11CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 11
Luxel MAS 7102CDRockabilly Hoodlums, v. 2
Mustang MUST 5CDBig Boy Rock
Smith & Co. SCCD 1170CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 3


Acknowledgments:  Udo Frank, Tom Lincoln, Michel Proost


Compilation & presentation © 2018, Terry E. Gordon This page generated on 12/12/2018

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