SESSION DISCOGRAPHY * ALBUMS DISCOGRAPHY * SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Big Bopper

2nd version 
by Michel Ruppli, Adam Komorowski, Bill Daniels, Tony Watson, Dik deHeer, Praguefrank, Steve Hathaway 
 SESSIONS
 1954 or 1955 [demo session] Feature Studio, Crowley, LA – Big Bopper (Big Bopper [vcl], ? [gt], ? [drums], Leon "Pitches" Stirling [piano])
00001 BOOGIE WOOGIE [BOPPER'S BOOGIE WOOGIE]  Flyright FLY 532 Star LP-1020 R2-70164
00002 PET NAMES unissued/lost
00003 SIPPIN‘ CIDER  unissued/lost
FLYRIGHT FLY 532 THE LEGENDARY JAY MILLER SESSIONS VOLUME 11 – LOUISIANA  SWAMP POP (UK, 1977)
ca. August 1957 Gold Star Recording Studio, 5628 Brock St., Houston, TX – Big Bopper (Producer: Pappy Daily)
001 ST-2643/YW-15027 BEGGAR TO A KING Mercury 71219x45/LP-1020 R2-70164
002 ST-2644 YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW
003 ST-2645 SOMEONE WATCHING OVER YOU
004 ST-2646/YW-15028 CRAZY BLUES 71219x45/LP-1020 R2-70164
February 1958 poss. Nashville, TN – Big Bopper and The Echoes
005 YW-16343 MONKEY SONG 71312x45/LP-1020 R2-70164
006 YW-16344 A TEEN AGE MOONE 71312x45/LP-1020 R2-70164
ca May or early June 1958 Gold Star Recording Studio, 5626 Brock St., Houston, TX - Big Bopper (J. P. Richardson [vcl], Hal Harris [gt], Herby Remington [steel], poss. Glenn Barber [], Link Davis [sax] + more unknown musicians)
007 YW-17624 PURPLE PEOPLE EATER MEETS WITCH DOCTOR 71343x45 D 108/LP-1020 R2-70164
008 YW-17625 CHANTILLY LACE 71343x45 D 1008/MG-20402  SPC-3365 R2-70164
also Goldstar Studio in Houston is listed in some sources. Recording date June 30, listed in some sources is very probably uncorrect (release data of Mercury singles 71310-71315 is from middle to late June 1958)
ca. October 1958 Gold Star Recording Studio, 5626 Brock St., Houston, TX – Big Bopper (unknown musicians)
009 YW-18021 LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD 71375x45/MG 20402 SPC-3365 R2-70164
010 YW-18022 BIG BOPPER'S WEDDING 71375x45/MG 20402 SPC-3365 R2-70164
011 YW-18023 PINK PETTICOATS 71482x45/MG 20402 SPC-3365 R2-70164
ca. Fall 1958 Gold Star Recording Studio, 5626 Brock St., Houston, TX – J.P.Richardson (Big Bopper)
012 YW-12072 OLD MAID MG 20402 SRW-16424
013 YW-12073 THE PREACHER AND THE BEAR MG 20402 SRW-16424 SPC-3365 R2-70164
014 YW-12074 IT'S THE TRUTH, RUTH MG 20402 SPC-3365
015 YW-12075 WHITE LIGHTNING MG 20402 SRW-16424 SPC-3365 R2-70164
016 YW-12076 STRANGE KISSES MG 20402  R2-70164
017 YW-12077 THE CLOCK 71482x45/MG 20402 SRW16424 SPC-3365 R2-70164
018 YW-12078 WALKING THROUGH MY DREAMS MG 20402
019 YW-12079 SOMEONE WATCHING OVER YOU 71416x45/ MG 20402 SRW-16424 SPC-3365 R2-70164
Note: master numbers are out of chronological order (this series was used in 1955)
ca. November 1958 Gold Star Recording Studio, 5626 Brock St., Houston, TX – Big Bopper
020 YW-17853 ONE MORE CHANCE unissued
021 YW-17854 IT'S THE TRUTH RUTH 71451x45- Star LP-1020 R2-70164
022 YW-17855 WALKING THROUGH MY DREAMS 71416x45- Star LP-1020 R2-70164
023 YW-17856 THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT 71451x45/LP-1020 R2-70164

ALBUMS 
Mercury MG-20402 Chantilly Lace: Chantilly Lace; Pink Petticoats; Little Red Riding Hood; Someone Watching Over You; Big Bopper's Wedding; Old Maid / It's The Truth, Ruth; The Preacher And The Bear; The Clock; White Lightning; Walking Through My Dreams; Strange Kisses - 58 (reissued on Pickwick SPC-3365 in 1975 with 2 songs omitted)
Pickwick SPC-3365 Chantilly Lace: Chantilly Lace; Pink Petticoats; Little Red Riding Hood; Someone Watching Over You; Big Bopper's Wedding; Old Maid; It's The Truth Ruth; Preacher And The Bear; White Lightning; The Clock – 72 (all tracks from MG-20402)
Star [EU] LP-1020 Oh Baby That's What I Like: Boogie Woogie [demo]; Crazy Blues; Purple People Eater Meets The Withc Doctor; That's What I'm Talking About; Beggar To A King; It's The Truth Ruth; Walking Through My Dreams; Monkey Song; Teenage Moon; Man I Met [ Ray Campi]; Bopper 486609 [Donna Darlene] - 84
Rhino R1-70164 Hellooo Baby! Best Of Big Bopper: Chantilly Lace; Big Bopper's Wedding; Little Red Riding Hood; Walking Through My Dreams; Beggar To A King; Crazy Blues; White Lightning; ; Bopper's Boogie Woogie; That's What I'm Talking About; Pink Petticoats; Monkey Song (You Made A Monkey Out Of Me); It's The Truth Ruth; Preacher And The Bear; Someone Watching Over You - 87
Rhino R2-70164 Hellooo Baby! Best Of Big Bopper (1954-59): Chantilly Lace; Big Bopper's Wedding; Little Red Riding Hood; Walking Through My Dreams; Beggar To A King; Crazy Blues; White Lightnin'; Bopper's Boogie Woogie; That's What I'm Talking About; Pink Petticoats; Monkey Song; It's The Truth, Ruth; Preacher And The Bear; Someone Watching Over You; Old Maid; Strange Kisses; The Clock; Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor; Teenage Moon - 89

SINGLES
 Mercury (1957-1959)
71219x45 Crazy Blues / Beggar To A King – 16-10-57 (released on Mercury-Starday)
71312x45 Monkey Song (You Made A Monkey Out Of Me) / A Teen-Age Moon (In A Rock And Roll World) – 23-04-58
D 45-1008 Chantilly Lace / The Purple People Eater Meets Witch Doctor – 30-06-58 (reissued on Mercury 71343X45)
71375x45 Little Red Riding Hood / Big Bopper's Wedding – 02-10-58
71416x45 Walking Through My Dreams / Someone Watching Over You – 28-01-59
71451x45 It's The Truth Ruth / That's What I'm Talking About – 31-03-59
71482x45 Pink Petticoats / The Clock – 16-06-59
C-30072 Chantilly Lace / Big Bopper's Wedding - 59 (reissue)
17000 Someone Watching Over You / Chantilly Lace (reissue, released on Wing)
4104 Chantilly Lace / The Purple People Eater Meets Witch Doctor – (reissue, released on Eric)

1 comment:

  1. Chtěl bych doplnit,v roce 2010 vyšel 3 CD komplet
    The Day The Music Died/Golden Stars GSS-5661 kde je mimo 17 remasterovaných nahrávek Big Boppera i
    CD Ritchie Valentse + Buddy Hollyho všech 3 zpěváků kteří na palubě letadla zahynuli.Keep it country and rock N´roll,too.Jirka

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Acknowledgements

Thanks to Michel Ruppli, not only for his books which I use daily, but also for a large amount of rare and unpublished data from his giant archive.
Thanks to all my friends - country music fans - in Czech Republic - Vladimir Pikora, Michal Gololobov, Milos Holecek, Tony Foglar, Rene Pavlik and Petr Vitous.
Thanks to Mario Manciotti for sending session details daily
Thanks to Kurt Rokitta for a lot of session info
Thanks to Bill Daniels for sharing a lot of labels info
Thanks to Lillies Ohlsson for many western swing contributions.
Thanks to Dick Grant for many artists files
Thanks to Thieu Van De Vorst for a lot of additions and corrections
Thanks to Goran Adolph for many rare albums info
Thanks to Hans Sandberg for many rare session data
Thanks to Chris Huskey for many sessions info.
Thanks to Kittra Moore for musicians and recording data
Thanks to Dik de Heer for many additions on rockabilly.
Thanks to Luiz Roberto Costa for helping me with the western genre.
Thanks to Wolf Ruediger Sommer, who not only sent me additional data, but is also watch-dog, correcting my typos and other errors.
Thanks to Robert Platt for priceless info on Canadian (but not only) artists.
Thanks to Phil Watson for hard work on Crown Prince of country music discography. Thanks to Walter Gabriel for filling the gaps in track listings of rare albums and various artists compilations.
Thanks to Kent Heineman for many independent recordings info
Thanks to Ken Nelson for bluegrass and more additions.
Thanks to Tony Middleton for RCA session info.
Thanks to Xavier Maire for interesting additions and for info on his website www.bopping.org.
Thanks to Henk Scholts for long time cooperation.
Thanks to Richard Price for miscellaneous session information
Thanks to Carl G. Cederblad for additions to sessionographies
Thanks to Paul Urbahns, Marc Alesina, Bill Millet, Bengt Wahlström, John Morris, Dominique Anglares, Pierre Monnery, Jeremy Roberts, Ben Collins, Alex Frazer-Harrison, K.F.Raizor, Ed Tabor, Mario Wildner, Ole Skjoldhøj, Eileen Sisk, Per Kammersgaard, David Bussey, Bill Marks for rare info on their favorite artists.
Thanks to Reginald Bartlette for info and additions of Columbia custom numbers.
Thanks to Katarina Fromm for various singles info.
Thanks to many others who sent some info - all are important.
Thanks to Richard Weize for his idea to produce projects, which have small commercial potential, but huge value for collectors - I spend a lot of money buying boxes and CDs, sometimes mainly because of the accompanying discographies.
Thanks also to Patrick Milligan, who created many discographies for Bear Family projects
Thanks to Marek Bozickovic for picture in head
And last but not least I would like to thank all who visit this blog - they come from more than 100 countries.