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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Billy J. Killen

*1929 Florence, AL, +1996
by Praguefrank with help of RCS site
Fall 1957 unknown – Billy J. Killen as Billy Match & The Starfires
001 I WANT MY BABY Starfire 45-664/Ace CDCHD-708 White Label WLP-8870
002 GIRL OF MINE Starfire 45-664
1958 unknown – Billy J. Killen as Billy Mache & The Starfires
003 J8OW-1156 HEAVENLY Impala J8OW-1156/7
004 J8OW-1157 IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE Impala J8OW-1156/7/Buffalo Bop BB-2072 Collector CD-4465
ca December 1958 unknown – Billie J. Killen
005 KDL-1508 I WONDER Meridian 1508/9/ Buffalo Bop BB-2015
006 KDL-1509 IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE Meridian 1508/9/Buffalo Bop BB-2015
ca April 1959 unknown – Billy J. Killen as Billy Mache & The Starfires
007 M-1510/K7OW-4728 GEORGIA BOY Meridian 1510/1
008 M-1511/K7OW-4729 FIRST DANCE, FIRST KISS, TRUE LOVE Meridian 1510/1
1965 unknown – Billy J. Killen
009 S4KM-8406 TRULY LOVE YOU Kam 101
1966 unknown – Billy J. Killen
012 T4KM-9777? MISTER BLUE Kam No.102

Starfire (Starday custom, 1957)
45-664 I Want My Baby / Girl Of Mine – 10-57 as Billy Match & The Starfires
Impala (1958)
J8OW-1156/7 It Makes No Difference / Heavenly – 58 as Billy Mache & The Starfires
Meridian (1959)
KDL-1508/9 It Makes No Difference / I Wonder – 01-59 as Billie J. Killen
M-1510 Georgia Boy / First Dance, First Kiss, True Love – 05-59 as Billy Mache & The Starfires (rev. May 11)
Kam (1965)
45-101 Walkin' Talkin' (In My Sleep For You) / Truly Love You – 65
No. 102/634K-9776 I Oughta Be Home With Nell / Mister Blue – 66

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