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Zeppa, Benn Joe

Born in Liberal, Kansas.

References:

  • Article in issue 246 (2003) of Now Dig This.

Original Releases

Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
 
 
Tops (Calif.) R-278-49 No rating Label shot Why Do Fools Fall In Love — Benn Zeppa With The Four Jacks A  
    No rating No, Not Much — The Four Jacks / Lew Raymond And Orchestra A  
    No rating A Tear Fell — Kathy Landon With The Four Jacks B  
    No rating I'll Be Home — Sandy Evans With The Four Jacks / Lew Raymond And Orchestra B  
 
 
Gilmar (Calif.) RX119  No rating Why Do Fools Fall In Love — Benn Zeppa With The Four Jacks B  
    No rating No, Not Much — The Four Jacks / Lew Raymond And Orchestra B  
    No rating A Tear Fell — Kathy Landon With The Four Jacks B  
    No rating The Poor People of Paris — an uncredited artist A  
    No rating Tutti Frutti — Danny Daniels A  
    No rating Band Of Gold — Johnny Curtis & The Toppers / Lew Raymond And Orchestra A  
1956/May
(Bb est.)
Specialty (Calif.) SP-577-45 Non-pertinent A Foolish Fool — Benn Zeppa And The Zephyrs XSP-577-45 Bullet Ace CD 734 (#8)
    No rating Label shot Baby -- I Need (Ting-A-Ling) — Benn Zeppa And The Zephyrs SP-577-45  
1957/Aug.
(Bb est.)
Era (Calif.) 45-1042  Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Topsy Turvy — Benn Joe Zeppa And Instrumental Group 45-HN-112 Bullet Ace CD 1 (#8)
Bullet Ace LP 1 (#7)
Bullet Chiswick LP 1 (#7)
Bullet Jan/Star Club LP 8019 (#13)
Bullet Pan American CD 56003 (#9)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Mom And Dad — Benn Joe Zeppa And Instrumental Group 45-HN-113  
1958/Sept. 1
Bb pop rev.
Hush (Calif.) 1000-1/2 No rating Label shot Ridin' Herd — Ben Joe Zeppa / Music By Eddie Beal 1000-2 Bullet Pan American CD 56033 (#14)
    No rating Young Heartaches — Ben Joe Zeppa / Music By Eddie Beal 1000-1  
1958/Oct. or later
(Bb est.)
Hush (Calif.) 1000-3/4 Non-pertinent Doctor, Doctor — Ben Joe Zeppa / "Hot Notes" 1000-4 Bullet Ace CD 734 (#4)
    No rating Louise — Ben Joe Zeppa / "Hot Notes" 1000-3  
 
 
Metrol (Calif.) MET-9001X45 Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Terry Lou — Benn Joe Zeppa / Differentials And The Four Gentlemen 9001XX45 Bullet Big H LP 79106 (#2)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55179 (#21)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Shame On You, Miss Lindy — Benn Joe Zeppa / Differentials And The Four Gentlemen 9001X45 Bullet Big H LP 79106 (#3)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55179 (#26)
1959/Jan. 5
Bb pop rev.
Award (Calif.) AW-124/5-45 No rating Label shot Terry Lou — Benn Joe Zeppa / Differentials And The Four Gentlemen AW-125-45-A  
    No rating Label shot Shame On You, Miss Lindy — Benn Joe Zeppa / Differentials And The Four Gentlemen AW-124-45-B  
 
 
Fan Club (loc?) FL103  Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Topsy Turvy — Ben Joe Zeppa 2  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Hippity Hop — Ben Joe Zeppa   Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55084 (#9)
Unissued Tracks
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  Borderline Song sample Hocus Pocus — Benn Joe Zeppa   Bullet Ace CD 734 (#20)
    Borderline Song sample Louise [alt. vers.] — Benn Joe Zeppa   Bullet Ace CD 734 (#13)
    No rating Topsy Turvy [alt. vers.] — Benn Joe Zeppa   Bullet Lenox LP 109 (#3)

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1977Chiswick (England) CH 1LPHollywood Rock 'N' Roll
1980Big H 79106LPVintage Rock 'N' Roll Collector's Items, Vol. 6
1982Jan/Star Club (Sweden) 33- 8019LPAll American Rock, Vol. 2
1990Ace (England) CDCHM 1CDHollywood Rock 'N' Roll
1999Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55084CDRockabilly Acetates
2000Ace (England) CDCHD 734CDBay Area Rockers
Lenox (France) 109LPRock It, Vol. 5
2006Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55179CDGot Troubles
2008Pan American (Switzerland) 56033CDFive Foot Two Eyes Of Blue
year?Ace (England) CH 1LPHollywood Rock 'N' Roll
Pan American (Switzerland) 56003CDTeenage Queen


Acknowledgments:  Udo Frank, Andy Gallagher, Tom Lincoln, Gerd Miller, Rockabilly Record Guide, Perica Sucevic, Peter van Wilsem, Stefan Wriedt, Benn Joe Zeppa


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