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Traits

Members from 1957 to 1962 included Roy Head, Jerry Gibson, Tommy Bolton, Dan Buie, George Frazier, and Bill Pennington.

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 Records 1-159 of 159

Date Label & Number Image Title & Credits Matrix Comps
1959/June 15
Bb pop rev.
TNT (Texas) TNT-164  [45]Label shot
Pertinent One More Time — The Traits
(from 45)
- Bullet Big Rumble LP 100 (#1)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55167 (#16)
Bullet Collectables CD 0596 (#2)
Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#4)
Bullet Collectables CD 5555 (#11)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#1)
Bullet Lucky CD 808 (#10)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#1)
Bullet Presto CD 10 (#54)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#1)
Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#7)
Bullet TNT CD 00135 (#21)
Bullet Teenage Heaven LP 376 (#16)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#5)
    Label shot
Borderline Don't Be Blue — The Traits
(from 45)
+ Bullet Collectables CD 0596 (#10)
Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#3)
Bullet Collectables CD 5555 (#12)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#6)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#2)
Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#1)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#7)
1959/Nov. 2
Bb pop rev.
TNT (Texas)  175  [45]Label shot
Pertinent Live It Up — The Traits
(from Buffalo Bop CD 55167)
+ Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55167 (#1)
Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#1)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#3)
Bullet Eagle LP 313 (#4)
Bullet Enviken CD 101 (#22)
Bullet Folkline CD 92 (#4)
Bullet Legend LP 1005 (#8)
Bullet Luxel CD 7103 (#17)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#3)
Bullet Presto CD 10 (#33)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#3)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#3)
    Label shot
No rating Yes I Do — The Traits - Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#2)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#9)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#4)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#2)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#6)
1960/Mar.
(est.)
TNT (Texas)  177  [45]Label shot
Pertinent My Baby's Fine — The Traits / Vocal, Roy Head
(from Buffalo Bop CD 55167)
+ Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55167 (#4)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#4)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#5)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#4)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#4)
    Label shot
No rating Here I Am In Love Again — The Traits / Vocal, Roy Head - Bullet Norton LP 358 (#6)
Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#11)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#9)
1960/Aug.
BMI clear.
TNT (Texas)  181  [45]Label shot
Pertinent Summertime Love — The Traits
(from Buffalo Bop CD 55167)
+ Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55167 (#24)
Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#5)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#5)
Bullet Eagle LP 304 (#1)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#7)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#5)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#10)
    Label shot
No rating Your Turn To Cry — The Traits - Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#7)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#8)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#6)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#13)
1961/Mar.
BMI clear.
TNT (Texas)  185  [45]Label shot
Borderline Walking All Day — The Traits / Vocal, Roy Head
(from Buffalo Bop CD 55167)
+ Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55167 (#10)
Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#7)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#2)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#9)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#7)
Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#3)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#14)
    Label shot
Non-pertinent Night Time Blues — The Traits – (instr.) - Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#6)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#8)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#10)
Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#4)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#8)
 
 
TNT (Texas)  194  [45]Label shot
Borderline One More Time — Roy Head And The Traits
(from 45)
+ Bullet Collectables CD 0596 (#3)
Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#8)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#11)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#11)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#10)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#18)
    Label shot
Non-pertinent Don't Be Blue — Roy Head And The Traits
(from 45)
- Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#14)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#12)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#19)
1962/Mar. 24
Bb pop rev.
Renner (Texas) RR-221  [45]Label shot
No rating Little Mama — The Traits / Vocal, Roy Head + Bullet Kool LP 1 (#4)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#13)
    Label shot
Non-pertinent Linda Lou — The Traits / Vocal, Roy Head
(from Buffalo Bop CD 55181)
- Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55181 (#12)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#14)
Bullet Wild LP 2 (#5)
1962/June 9
Bb pop rev.
Ascot (N.Y.) AS2108  [45]Label shot
No rating Little Mama — The Traits / Vocal By Roy Head B  
    Label shot
No rating Linda Lou — The Traits / Vocal By Roy Head
(from unknown source)
A  
1962/Sept. 15
Bb pop rev.
Renner (Texas) RR-229  [45]Label shot
No rating Woe Woe — The Traits / Vocal, Roy Head + Bullet Collectables CD 5555 (#2)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#15)
Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#5)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#11)
    Label shot
No rating Got My Mojo Working — The Traits / Vocal, Roy Head - Bullet Collectables CD 5555 (#3)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#16)
Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#6)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#12)
 
 
Suave (Calif.)  712  [45]Label shot
No rating Teen-Age Letter — Roy Head And The Traits 1082  
    Label shot
No rating Pain — Roy Head And The Traits 1081  
1964
(Bb est.)
Backbeat (Texas)  543  [45]Label shot
Borderline Teen-Age Letter — Roy Head And The Traits
(from 45)
UV 5090  
    Label shot
Non-pertinent Pain — Roy Head And The Traits
(from 45)
UV 5091  
1965
(Bb est.)
Backbeat (Texas)  546  [45]Label shot
No rating Treat Her Right — Roy Head And The Traits UV 5100 Bullet TNT LP 101 (#8)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#1)
    Label shot
No rating So Long, My Love — Roy Head And The Traits UV 5099 Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#2)
1965
(Bb est.)
Scepter (N.Y.) SCE12116  [45]Label shot
Borderline Treat Me Right — Roy Head 60506  
    Label shot
Non-pertinent Just A Little Bit — Roy Head 60505 Bullet TNT LP 101 (#11)
1965
(Bb est.)
Scepter (N.Y.) SCE12117  [45]Borderline One More Time — Roy Head   Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#10)
    No rating Won't Be Blue — Roy Head    
1966
(Bb est.)
Scepter (N.Y.) SCE12124  [45]Label shot
Non-pertinent Get Back (Vocal) — Roy Head 60511 Bullet TNT LP 101 (#9)
    Label shot
Non-pertinent Get Back (Instrumental — Roy Head – (instr.) 60509  
1966
(Bb est.)
Scepter (N.Y.) SCE12138  [45]Label shot
Borderline One More Time — Roy Head 60646  
    Label shot
Non-pertinent Convicted — Roy Head 60512  
1966
(Bb est.)
Scepter (N.Y.) SCE12169  [45]Label shot
No rating Harlem Shuffle — The Traits 60801 Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#9)
    Label shot
No rating Somewhere — The Traits 60802 Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#10)
1966
(Bb est.)
Backbeat (Texas)  555  [45]Label shot
No rating Apple Of My Eye — Roy Head And The Traits UV 5111 Bullet TNT LP 101 (#16)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#15)
    Label shot
No rating I Pass The Day — Roy Head And The Traits UV 5098  
1966/July
(Bb est.)
Backbeat (Texas)  560  [45]Label shot
No rating My Babe — Roy Head And The Traits ACAG 5119 Bullet TNT LP 101 (#15)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#16)
    Label shot
No rating Pain — Roy Head And The Traits UV 5091  
1966/July
(Bb est.)
Backbeat (Texas)  563  [45]Label shot
No rating Wigglin' And Gigglin' — Roy Head UV 5123  
    Label shot
No rating Driving Wheel — Roy Head UV 5124  
1966/Oct.
(Bb est.)
Backbeat (Texas)  571  [45]Label shot
No rating Don't Cry No More — Roy Head LRS-5138 Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#30)
    Label shot
No rating To Make A Big Man Cry — Roy Head LRS-5137  
 
 
Universal (Texas) U-30494  [45]Label shot
Non-pertinent Harlem Shuffle — The Traits LH-2516  
    Label shot
Non-pertinent Somewhere — The Traits LH-2517  
1968/May
mx series
Universal (Texas) U-30496  [45]
(pressed by Columbia)
Label shot
No rating Parchman Farm — The Traits ZTSB 128419  
    Label shot
No rating Tramp — The Traits ZTSB 128420  
1965
on label or cover
TNT (Texas) TLP-101  [LP]
Roy Head And The Traits [mono]
Cover shot
Label shot
No rating One More Time — Roy Head And The Traits 1  
    No rating Yes I Do — Roy Head And The Traits 1 Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#8)
    No rating Live It Up — Roy Head And The Traits 1 Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#9)
    No rating My Baby's Fine — Roy Head And The Traits 1 Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#10)
    No rating Here I Am In Love Again — Roy Head And The Traits 1  
    No rating Summertime Love — Roy Head And The Traits 1 Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#12)
    No rating Don't Be Blue — Roy Head And The Traits 2  
    No rating You're Turn To Cry — Roy Head And The Traits 2 Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#2)
    No rating Walking All Day — Roy Head And The Traits 2  
    No rating Night Time Blues — Roy Head And The Traits 2  
    No rating Woe, Woe — Roy Head And The Traits 2  
    No rating Got My Mojo Working — Roy Head And The Traits 2  
 
 
[need info]     [ ]No rating Here I Am In Love Again [alt. vers.] — The Traits   Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#17)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#26)
    No rating Just Because — The Traits   Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#29)
    No rating Live It Up [alt. vers.] — The Traits   Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#12)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#17)
    No rating My Baby's Fine [alt. vers.] — The Traits   Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#15)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#21)
    No rating Night Time Blues [alt. vers.] — The Traits   Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#19)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#22)
    No rating One Night — The Traits   Bullet Memphis CD 7033 (#1)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#28)
    No rating Parchment Prison Farm — The Traits   Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#14)
    No rating Summertime Love [alt. vers.] — The Traits   Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#18)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#24)
    No rating Tramp — The Traits   Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#13)
    No rating Unfinished song, title unknown — The Traits   Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#12)
    No rating Walking All Day [alt. vers.] — The Traits   Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#16)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#25)
    No rating Yes I Do [alt. vers.] — The Traits   Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#13)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#20)
    No rating You're Too Good To Be True — The Traits   Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#11)
    No rating Your Turn To Cry [alt. vers.] — The Traits   Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#20)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#23)

 Records 1-159 of 159

Acknowledgments:  Bear Family catalog, Jurgen Blazejewski, Andrew Brown, Dan Buie, Bill Davis, Will Derrington, Colin Escott, Udo Frank, Greg Gonzalez, Pete Hoppula, Tom Krajina, Kurt Krauter, Gerd Miller, R&B Indies, Mike Smyth, Don Stilton, Tapio Vaisanen, Peter van Wilsem, Stefan Wriedt, eBay, highnumbers


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