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York Brothers

Leslie (born 1917, died 1984) and George (born 1910, died 1974) York. Both from Louisa, Ky.


  • Feature article and sessionography in issue 80 (2001) of Rockin' Fifties.
  • Feature article, sessionography, and discography in issue 120 (2009) of American Music.
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Original Releases

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Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1947/Jan. 18
Bb c&w rev.
Bullet (Tenn.)  618  Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Hamtramck Mama — York Bros. A Bullet Collector CD 2861 (#7)
Bullet Esoldun LP 2018 (#12)
Bullet Esoldun CD 2222 (#16)
Bullet Fortune LP 3001 (#6)
Bullet Redita [2nd series] LP 109 (#14)
Bullet White Label LP 2827 (#15)
    No rating My Tears Will Never Make You Change — York Bros. B Bullet Redita [2nd series] LP 128 (#2)
(Bb est.)
Fortune (Mich.)  120  Non-pertinent Label shot Hamtramack Mama — York Bros. A  
    Non-pertinent Highland Park Girl — York Bros. B Bullet Collector CD 2861 (#6)
Bullet Fortune LP 3001 (#7)
1951/June 30
Bb c&w rev.
King (Ohio)  970  Borderline Label shot Sixty Minute Man — York Brothers 45-3189 Bullet Collector CD 2861 (#18)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Lookin' For Somebody New — York Brothers 45-3191 Bullet Collector CD 2861 (#15)
(Bb est.)
King (Ohio) 45-1173  No rating Label shot Song sample Saint Joseph High School Bounce – (instr.) — York Brothers 45-K3528 Bullet Collector CD 2861 (#16)
    No rating Label shot Lakewood And John Marshall Blues – (instr.) — York Brothers 45-K3529 Bullet Collector CD 2861 (#24)
1955/May 21
Bb c&w rev.
King (Ohio)  1468  Borderline Label shot Mohawk Squaw — York Brothers 45-K3956  
    No rating Label shot These Haunting Years — York Brothers 45-K3953  
1955/July 23
Bb c&w rev.
King (Ohio) 45-1488  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Don't Take It So Hard — York Brothers 45-K3955  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Pretty Little Thing — York Brothers 45-K3952 Bullet Collector CD 2861 (#29)
1957/Oct. 21
Bb c&w rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-30473  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Everybody's Tryin' To Be My Baby — York Brothers 103,110+ Bullet Bear Family CD 15733 (#6)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5706 (#14)
Bullet MCA LP 1757 (#4)
Bullet MCA (England) LP 2833 (#4)
Bullet One Day Music CD 134 (#14)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample I Want My Baby Back — York Brothers 103,111  

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1978MCA (England) (England) MCFM 2833LPRare Rockabilly, Vol. 3
1979Redita [2nd series] (Netherlands) RLP 109LPBoogie With A Bullet
1986Fortune (United States) 3001LPThe Original Tattooed Lady
MCA 1757LPRare Rockabilly, Vol. 3
Redita [2nd series] (Netherlands) 128LPHillbilly Sweetheart
1987Esoldun (France) RR 2018LPTexas Hillbilly Boogie
1993Big Tone (England) BT 5706CDMCA Rockabillies, Vol. 2
1994Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15733CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 6
White Label (Netherlands) WLP 2827LPBoppin' Hillbilly, Vol. 27
1996Esoldun (France) RRD 2222CDTexas Rockabilly And Hillbilly Boogie Vol. 2
2011One Day Music (England) DAY2CD 134CDEssential Rockabilly: The Decca Story
year?Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 2861CDDetroit In The 40's And 50's: The York Brothers' Best

Acknowledgments:  CMF Library, Scott Cheesebrew, Tom Fallon, Udo Frank, Bernd Kratochwil, Michel Proost, Uncle Gil, Joe Wajgel, Bjorn Witlox, eBay

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