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Meteor (Tenn.)

Memphis, Tenn.  [source: Billboard directory)

Owned by Lester Bihari. Label sometimes gives location as Hollywood.
Annotated discography in issue 1 (1982) of Roll Street Journal.


Original Releases

Number Date & Source Name Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
 5017  1955/Jan. 1
Bb c&w rev.
Hadley, "Red" Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Brother, That's All — "Red" Hadley's Wranglers MR-23 Bullet Ace CD 484 (#20)
Bullet Ace CD 885 (#3)
Bullet Collector LP 1020 (#4)
Bullet El Toro CD 1011 (#25)
Bullet Flyright LP 556 (#6)
Bullet Meteor CD 5001 (#20)
      Non-pertinent Label shot Ring Out Those Bells – (instr.) — "Red" Hadley's Wranglers MR-22 Bullet Ace CD 885 (#4)
Bullet El Toro CD 1011 (#17)
 5022  1955/Oct. 29
Bb c&w rev.
Yelvington, Malcolm Borderline Label shot Song sample Yakety Yak — Mac And Jake With The Esquire Trio MR5035 Bullet Ace CD 484 (#23)
Bullet Ace CD 885 (#7)
Bullet Cambra Sound LP 104 (#2)
Bullet Charly CD 8317 (#26)
Bullet El Toro CD 1011 (#4)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 093 (#11)
Bullet Lucky CD 601 (#21)
Bullet Meteor CD 5001 (#23)
Bullet Mustang CD 3 (#18)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#104)
      Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample A Gal Named Joe — Mac Sales With Esquire Trio MR5034 Bullet Ace CD 484 (#22)
Bullet Ace CD 885 (#8)
Bullet El Toro CD 1011 (#14)
Bullet Meteor CD 5001 (#22)
Bullet Mustang CD 1 (#30)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#105)
 5023  1955/Oct.
(Bb est.)
Burcham, Barney Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Can't Steal My Way Around — Barney Burcham With The Daydreamers MR-5036 Bullet Ace CD 484 (#14)
Bullet Ace CD 885 (#10)
Bullet El Toro CD 1011 (#15)
Bullet Meteor LP 5000 (#8)
Bullet Meteor CD 5001 (#15)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#100)
      Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Much Too Young For Love — Barney Burcham With The Daydreamers MR-5037 Bullet Ace CD 484 (#15)
Bullet Ace CD 885 (#9)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#90)
 5025  1955/Dec.
(Bb est.)
Hooper, Jess Pertinent Label shot Song sample All Messed Up — Jess Hooper With The Daydreamers 5039 Bullet Ace CD 484 (#9)
Bullet Ace CD 885 (#12)
Bullet Bison Bop LP 2038 (#10)
Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2038 (#10)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55064 (#11)
Bullet EFA CD 88962-2 (#7)
Bullet El Toro CD 1011 (#24)
Bullet Lost Gold CD 5798 (#7)
Bullet Meteor LP 5000 (#5)
Bullet Meteor CD 5001 (#10)
Bullet Pan American CD 56010 (#11)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#96)
Bullet Spin CD 1000 (#7)
Bullet Yeaah! CD 12 (#7)
      Pertinent Label shot Song sample Sleepy Time Blues — Jess Hooper With The Daydreamers 5038 Bullet Ace CD 484 (#10)
Bullet Ace CD 885 (#11)
Bullet Bison Bop LP 2038 (#11)
Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2038 (#11)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55064 (#25)
Bullet El Toro CD 1011 (#11)
Bullet Meteor LP 5000 (#15)
Bullet Meteor CD 5001 (#11)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#97)
 5028  1956/Feb. 11
Bb c&w rev.
Dixon, Mason [2] Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Don't Worry 'Bout Nuthin' — Mason Dixon With The Redskins 5042 Bullet Ace CD 484 (#24)
Bullet Ace CD 885 (#17)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55080 (#22)
Bullet Meteor CD 5001 (#24)
      No rating Label shot I'll Never Fall Out Of Love With You — Mason Dixon With The Redskins 5043 Bullet Ace CD 885 (#18)
 5029  1956/Feb. 18
Bb c&w rev.
Thompson, Junior Pertinent Label shot Song sample Mama's Little Baby — Junior Thompson With The Meteors MR 5045 Bullet Ace CD 484 (#1)
Bullet Ace CD 815 (#17)
Bullet Ace CD 885 (#19)
Bullet Ace CD 1268 (#20)
Bullet Collector LP 1023 (#12)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 026 (#63)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 119 (#46)
Bullet Meteor LP 5000 (#14)
Bullet Meteor CD 5001 (#1)
Bullet Mustang CD 8 (#15)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#105)
      Pertinent Label shot Song sample Raw Deal — Junior Thompson With The Meteors MR 5044 Bullet Ace CD 484 (#2)
Bullet Ace CD 885 (#20)
Bullet Cascade LP 1009 (#6)
Bullet Collector LP 1023 (#10)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 093 (#36)
Bullet Meteor LP 5000 (#4)
Bullet Meteor CD 5001 (#2)
Bullet Mustang CD 10 (#4)
Bullet Proper CD 143 (#71)
 5031  1956/June 2
Bb r&b rev.
Edwards, Mary No rating Label shot Chilly Willy — Mary Edwards With The Saxons MR 5049 Bullet Ace CD 885 (#30)
Bullet Ace CD 1016 (#10)
      No rating Label shot Oh! Oh! Mama — Mary Edwards With The Saxons MR 5048 Bullet Ace CD 885 (#29)
 5032  1956/June 23
Bb c&w rev.
Feathers, Charlie Pertinent Label shot Song sample Tongue-Tied Jill — Charlie Feathers With Jody And Jerry M.R. 5051 Bullet Ace CD 484 (#3)
Bullet Ace CD 885 (#22)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16309 (#24)
Bullet Cascade LP 1009 (#20)
Bullet Charly CD 278 (#19)
Bullet Charly LP 30138 (#11)
Bullet El Toro CD 1020 (#5)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 093 (#22)
Bullet Fed CD 05 (#11)
Bullet Kay LP 5045 (#1)
Bullet Kings CD 6018 (#17)
Bullet Meteor LP 5000 (#2)
Bullet Meteor CD 5001 (#4)
Bullet Mustang CD 2 (#18)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 066 (#38)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 375 (#18)
Bullet Presto CD 1 (#23)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#59)
Bullet Revenant CD 209 (#7)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 2440 (#43)
Bullet Star LP 312 (#1)
Bullet Zu-Zazz CD 2011 (#24)
      Pertinent Label shot Song sample Get With It — Charlie Feathers With Jody And Jerry M.R. 5050 Bullet Ace CD 484 (#4)
Bullet Ace CD 885 (#21)
Bullet Ace CD 1268 (#15)
Bullet El Toro CD 1020 (#6)
Bullet Kay LP 5045 (#2)
Bullet Meteor LP 5000 (#11)
Bullet Meteor CD 5001 (#5)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 375 (#27)
Bullet Proper CD 143 (#72)
Bullet Revenant CD 209 (#6)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 2440 (#17)
Bullet Star LP 312 (#12)
 5033  1956/June 30
Bb c&w rev.
Bowen, Bill Pertinent Label shot Song sample Don't Shoot Me, Baby (I'm Not Ready To Die) — Bill Bowen With The Rockets M.R.5053 Bullet Ace CD 484 (#7)
Bullet Ace CD 885 (#23)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55064 (#4)
Bullet Collector LP 1021 (#5)
Bullet Fed CD 04 (#29)
Bullet Lost Gold CD 5898 (#22)
Bullet Lucky CD 815 (#8)
Bullet Luxel CD 7109 (#29)
Bullet Meteor LP 5000 (#3)
Bullet Meteor CD 5001 (#8)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#109)
Bullet Spin CD 1001 (#22)
Bullet Yeaah! CD 13 (#22)
      Pertinent Label shot Song sample Have Myself A Ball — Bill Bowen With The Rockets M.R.5052 Bullet Ace CD 484 (#8)
Bullet Ace CD 885 (#24)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55064 (#14)
Bullet Collector LP 1021 (#4)
Bullet Meteor LP 5000 (#9)
Bullet Meteor CD 5001 (#9)
Bullet One Day Music CD 010 (#50)
 5034  1956/June 30
Bb r&b rev.
Suggs, Brad Pertinent Label shot Song sample Charcoal Suit — Brad Suggs With The Swingsters 5054 Bullet Ace CD 484 (#13)
Bullet Ace CD 885 (#25)
Bullet Jan/Star Club LP 8019 (#5)
Bullet Meteor LP 5000 (#1)
Bullet Meteor CD 5001 (#14)
Bullet Pan American CD 56001 (#4)
Bullet Proper CD 143 (#86)
      Pertinent Label shot Song sample Bop, Baby, Bop — Brad Suggs With The Swingsters 5055 Bullet Ace CD 484 (#12)
Bullet Ace CD 885 (#26)
Bullet Jan/Star Club LP 8009 (#14)
Bullet KJN LP 338009 (#11)
Bullet Meteor LP 5000 (#12)
Bullet Meteor CD 5001 (#13)
Bullet Presto CD 6 (#16)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#69)
 5035  1956/July 7
Bb c&w rev.
McGinnis, Wayne Pertinent Label shot Song sample Rock, Roll And Rhythm — Wayne McGinnis With The Swing Teens MR 5056 Bullet Ace CD 484 (#5)
Bullet Ace CD 885 (#27)
Bullet Cascade LP 1009 (#16)
Bullet Esoldun LP 2010 (#11)
Bullet Meteor LP 5000 (#6)
Bullet Meteor LP 5000 (#13)
Bullet Meteor CD 5001 (#6)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#16)
Bullet [no label name] 10 1/2 (#10)
      Pertinent Label shot Song sample Lonesome Rhythm Blues — Wayne McGinnis With The Swing Teens MR 5057 Bullet Ace CD 484 (#6)
Bullet Ace CD 815 (#22)
Bullet Ace CD 885 (#28)
Bullet Esoldun LP 2010 (#12)
Bullet Meteor CD 5001 (#7)
Bullet Midnite LP 1001 (#14)
Bullet Proper CD 143 (#87)
Bullet [no label name] 10 1/2 (#11)
 5042  1957/Apr. 6
Bb r&b rev.
Velvatones Pertinent Label shot Song sample Real Gone Baby — The Velvatones With Memphis Rhythm Boys MR 5071 Bullet Ace CD 484 (#21)
Bullet Ace CD 885 (#34)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 119 (#18)
Bullet Meteor CD 5001 (#21)
Bullet Proper CD 143 (#103)
      No rating Label shot Feeling Kinda Lonely — The Velvatones With Memphis Rhythm Boys MR 5070 Bullet Ace CD 885 (#33)
 5043  1957/May 20
Bb c&w rev.
Haggett, Jimmy Pertinent Label shot Song sample Gonna Shut You Off Baby — Jimmy Haggett With The Daydreamers MR 5073 Bullet Ace CD 484 (#18)
Bullet Ace CD 885 (#32)
Bullet Meteor CD 5001 (#18)
Bullet Proper CD 143 (#92)
      Non-pertinent Label shot Tell Her True — Jimmy Haggett With The Daydreamers MR 5072 Bullet Ace CD 885 (#31)
 5044  1957/May 27
Bb pop rev.
Lamberth, Jimmy Pertinent Label shot Song sample Latch On To Your Baby — Jimmy Lamberth With The Saxons MR 5075 Bullet Ace CD 484 (#11)
Bullet Ace CD 885 (#36)
Bullet Bison Bop LP 2027 (#10)
Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2027 (#10)
Bullet Meteor LP 5000 (#10)
Bullet Meteor CD 5001 (#12)
Bullet Pan American CD 56003 (#23)
Bullet Zomboco CD 7 (#6)
      Non-pertinent Label shot I'll Pretend — Jimmy Lamberth With The Saxons MR 5074 Bullet Ace CD 885 (#35)
 5046  1958/Aug. 25
Bb pop rev.
Carl, Steve Pertinent Label shot Song sample Curfew — Steve Carl With The Jags MR 5078 Bullet Ace CD 484 (#16)
Bullet Ace CD 885 (#37)
Bullet Atomic Passion LP 1957 (#13)
Bullet Bison Bop LP 2032 (#11)
Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2032 (#11)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 119 (#37)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 173 (#18)
Bullet Meteor LP 5000 (#7)
Bullet Meteor CD 5001 (#16)
Bullet Mustang CD 10 (#28)
Bullet Presto CD 10 (#56)
Bullet Proper CD 143 (#111)
Bullet Rhino CD 73346 (#39)
      Pertinent Label shot Song sample 18 Year Old Blues — Steve Carl With The Jags MR 5079 Bullet Ace CD 484 (#17)
Bullet Ace CD 885 (#38)
Bullet Bison Bop LP 2032 (#12)
Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2032 (#12)
Bullet Meteor LP 5000 (#16)
Bullet Meteor CD 5001 (#17)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1971[no label name] (United States) RR- 1/210[no title]
1974Collector (Netherlands) CL 1020LPRare Rock-A-Billy, Vol. 2
Collector (Netherlands) CL 1021LPI Love Rock And Roll
Collector (Netherlands) CL 1023LPGonna Rock And Roll Tonight
1978Charly (England) CR 30138LPRockabilly Rules OK?
1979Meteor 5000LPHillbilly Bop Memphis Style
Star 312LPCharlie Feathers
1980Flyright (England) 556LPGet With It!: Memphis-Style Rockabilly & Country
1981Jan/Star Club (Sweden) 33- 8009LPRock & Roll Party
Midnite Spell 1001LPRockin' At Midnite
1982Bison Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2027LPThe Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 23
Jan/Star Club (Sweden) 33- 8019LPAll American Rock, Vol. 2
1983Bison Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2032LPThe Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 28
Bison Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2038LPThe Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 32
Cambra Sound (England) CR 104LPRockabilly Rebels
1985Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2027LPThe Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 23
Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2032LPThe Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 28
Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2038LPThe Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 32
Cascade (England) DROP 1009LPTwenty Great Rockabilly Hits Of The 50's, Vol. 2
1986Kay 5045LPJungle Fever / Charlie Feathers
1987Esoldun (France) RR 2010LPBop Baby Bop
1990Kings (England) KCD 6018CDGone Gone Gone / Charlie Feathers
Zu-Zazz (England) ZCD 2011CDRock-A-Billy / Charlie Feathers
1991Charly (England) CD Charly 278CDGone Gone Gone / Charlie Feathers
1993Ace (England) CDCHM 484CDMeteor Rockabillies
Meteor MTCD 5001CDMeteor Rockabillies
1996Atomic Passion 1957LPTeenage Riot
1997Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55064CDRockabilly Party
Lucky (England) CDLR 601CDRock Rock-Ola
Spin (United States) EMG- 1000CD$15,000 Worth Of Rockabilly
Spin (United States) 1001CD$15,000 Worth Of Rockabilly, Vol. 2
1998Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16309CDRock-A-Billy: The Definitive Collection, 1954-1973 / Charlie Feathers
Charly (England) CPCD 8317CDEssential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 5
Lost Gold (United States) LGR 5798CDOriginal Historic Rockabilly Classics, Vol. 1
Revenant (United States) 209CDGet With It: Essential Recordings, 1954-69 / Charlie Feathers
1999Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55080CDRockabilly Rock
Lost Gold (United States) LGR 5898CDOriginal Historic Rockabilly Classics, Vol. 2
2000EFA (England) 88962-2CDRockabilly Rarities, Vol. 1
Yeaah! (England) 12CDRockabilly Rarities, Vol. 1
Yeaah! (England) 13CDRockabilly Rarities, Vol. 2
2001Ace (England) CDCHD 815CDThem Rockabilly Cats
Mustang MUST 2CDGoin' Down That Road
Mustang MUST 3CDLet's Go Boppin' Tonight
2003Ace (England) CDCH2 885CDMeteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly
2004Ace (England) CDCHD 1016CDGood Girls Gone Bad (Wild, Weird, And Wanted)
2006El Toro (Spain) ETCD 1011CDTennessee Rock'n Billy 1955
Proper (England) PROPERBOX 103CDFrom Boppin' Hillbilly To Red Hot Rockabilly
Rhino (United States) R2 73346CDRockin' Bones: '50s Punk & Rockabilly
2007Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
2008Proper PROPERBOX 143CDRockin' Memphis
2009El Toro (Spain) ETCD 1020CDCan't Hardly Stand It / Charlie Feathers
Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 026CDRoutes Of 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 NOT3CD 066CDRoyal Rockabilly Flush
2013Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 173CDRockin' Bones
One Day Music (England) DAY3CD 010CDReal Rare Rockabilly
year?Fantastic Voyage (England) FVDV 093CDFeel Like Rockin': Tennessee Rock 'N' Roll
Fed (Sweden) 04CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 4
Fed (Sweden) 05CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 5
KJN 338009LPRock-And-Roll Party
Lucky (England) CDLR 815CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 15
Luxel CD 7109CDRockabilly Hoodlums, v. 9
Mustang MUST 1CDScratchin' On My Screen
Mustang MUST 8CDDo You Dig Me
Mustang MUST 10CDGotta Rock A Little More
Pan American (Switzerland) 56001CDMy Lovin' Baby
Pan American (Switzerland) 56003CDTeenage Queen
Pan American (Switzerland) 56010CDShe's Neat
Presto Vol. 1CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 1
Presto Vol. 6CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 6
Presto Vol. 10CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 10
Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 2440CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 5
Zomboco (United States) 7CDReal Rare Rockabilly, Vol. 7


Acknowledgments:  Marc Coulavin, Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Alwin van Hassel, Steve Holloway, Tom Lincoln, Mick's Rare Records, Gerd Miller, Cindy Nixon, M.G. Still, Perica Sucevic, Bjorn Witlox


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