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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Billy Adams (1940)

Willie Murray Adams,*06-03-1940 Redbush, KY, +05-01-2010
by Praguefrank with help of RCS site
SESSIONS
late 1955 or early 1956 Rite Recording Studio, Cincinnati, OH - Luke Gordon/*Billy Adams & The Rock & Roll Boys (Charlie Adams [el ld gt], Curtis May [bass])
000 CP-1331 DON'T CRAMP MY STYLE* Quincy 932
001 CP-1332 ROCK, PRETTY MAMA Quincy 932/CMRCD-581 [alt.] CMRCD-581
Fall 1957 Mack Recording Company, 1527 6th Ave., West Portsmouth, OH - Billy Adams (Billy Adams [vcl/gt], Bobby Lawson [gt], Charles Adams [gt], Randy McKinney [drums], Bob Swaub [piano])
002 MB-10447 TRUE LOVE WILL COME YOUR WAY Dot 45-15689/BCD 15711 BCD 16272
003 MB-10450 YOU HEARD ME KNOCKING 45-15689/CMRCD-581
master leased fron Nau-Vu Records in December 1957
Fall 1958 poss. Mack Recording Company, 1527 6th Ave., West Portsmouth, OH - Billy Adams & The Rock-A-Teers
004 NAU-45-802 WALKING STAR Nau-Voo 45-802/ CMRCD-581
005 NAU-45-803 YOU GOTTA HAVE A DUCK TAIL Nau-Voo 45-802/ CMRCD-581
early 1959 poss. Mack Recording Company, 1527 6th Ave., West Portsmouth, OH - Billy Adams & The Rock-A-Teers
006 NAU-45-808 RETURN OF THE ALL AMERICAN BOY 45-805/CMRCD-581
007 NAU-45-809 THAT'S MY BABY45-805/CMRCD-581
Mid 1959 poss. Mack Recording Company, 1527 6th Ave., West Portsmouth, OH - Billy Adams
008 NAU-45-814 BLUE-EYED ELLA Nau-Voo 808/CMRCD-581
009 NAU-45-815 THE FUN HOUSE Nau-Voo 808/CMRCD-581
1959 [demo] unknown – Billy Adams & Charles Adams
00901 KEEP THE FLAG WAVING Nau-Voo unissued/CMRCD-581
Fall 1960 unknown - Billy Adams
010 CP-4633 DARLING TAKE MY HAND Fern 807/CMRCD-581
011 CP-4634 TENDER YEARS Fern 807 /CMRCD-581
early 1961 unknown - Billy Adams
012 CP-4915 TATTLE TALE 808//CMRCD-581
013 CP-4916 BORN TO BE A LOSER 808//CMRCD-581
Spring 1961 unknown - Billy Adams (+Georgia And The Teens With The Par-A-Mounts )
014 CP-5315 SLEEP BABY SLEEP Fern 812/CMRCD-581
015 CP-5316 RIP VAN WINKLE Fern 812 /CMRCD-581
Spring 1961 unknown - Billy Adams & The Par-A-Mounts
016 COMIC STRIP Fern 813
017 CALL ME Fern 813
1964 unknown – The Break Out’s
018 N-14/R4KM-3949 HOLDING HANDS Spider N-14/5/CMRCD-581
019 N-15/R4KM-3948 YOU SATISFY Spider N-14/5/CMRCD-581
020 N-16/R4KM-6608 ARE YOU MAD AT ME? N-16/7/CMRCD-581
021 N-17 SILLY FEELING N-16/7 /CMRCD-581
1964 [demo] unknown – Billy Adams & Charles Adams
02101 BIRD DOG CMRCD-581
1965 unknown – Billy Adams
022 S4KM-1917 MARIE Jo-Mar 7-102
023 S4KM-1918 BLUE AND GREY Jo-Mar 7-102
….
1998 Sun Studio, Memphis, TN – Billy Adams (Billy Adams [vcl/rh gt], Scott Bomar [upright bass], Pete Scully [drums])
I'M GONNA KEEP A KNOCKIN' Screen Door 0200-2
HONEY BEE Screen Door 0200-2 CMRCD-581
THAT'S MY BABY Screen Door 0200-2
SWEET SUGAR BLUES Screen Door 0200-2
UH UH HONEY Screen Door 0200-2
HEY JESUS Screen Door 0200-2 CMRCD-581
I'M GONNA LEAVE THIS LONESOME TOWN Screen Door 0200-2
GOODBYE LORRAINE Screen Door 0200-2
ROCK, PRETTY MAMA Screen Door 0200-2
IF YOU RUN WITH THE WOLVES Screen Door 0200-2
HOLD ON Screen Door 0200-2
I FEEL OLD MEMPHIS CALLING ME Screen Door 0200-2
YOU GOTTA HAVE A DUCK TAIL Screen Door 0200-2
I'M WALKING Screen Door 0200-2
TOUGHER THAN NAILS Screen Door 0200-2
ROCKABILLY SPECIAL Screen Door 0200-2 CMRCD-581
YOU HEARD ME KNOCKING Screen Door 0200-2
23 October 2001 [radio show-Billy Block’s Western Beat] Nashville, TN – Billy Adams & The New Rock-A-Teers
YOU HEARD ME KNOCKING CMRCD-581
ROCK, PRETTY MAMA CMRCD-581

ALBUMS
in 1960s/1970s Billy Adams recorded a number of gospel and country albums, info not traced. Some of them are: Autumn 5122 Down Rhe Long Road Home Giant Of A Man
Screen Door 0200-2 Legacy: I'm Gonna Keep a Knockin'; Honey Bee; That's My Baby; Sweet Sugar Blues; Uh Uh Honey; Hey Jesus; I'm Gonna Leave This Lonesome Town; Goodbye Lorraine; Rock, Pretty Mama; If You Run with the Wolves; Hold On; I Feel Old Memphis Calling Me; You Gotta Have a Duck Tail; I'm Walking; Tougher Than Nails; Rockabilly Special; You Heard Me Knocking - 00
Castle Music [UK] CMRCD-581 Rockin' Thru The Years, 1955-2002: Pretty Mama; True Love Will Come Your Way; You Heard Me Knocking; You Gotta Have A Duck Tail; Walking Star; That's My Baby; Return Of The All American Boy; The Fun House; Blue-Eyed Ella; Darling Take My Hand; Tender Years; Pretty Mama [alt.]; Tattle Tale; Born To Be A Loser; Sleep Baby Sleep; Rip Van Winkle; You Satisfy; Holding Hands; Are You Mad At Me?; Silly Feeling; Keep The Flag Waving; Bird Dog; Honey Bee; Hey Jesus; Rockabilly Special; You Heard Me Knocking [live]; Rock, Pretty Mama [live] - 02

SINGLES
Quincy
932 Rock, Pretty Mama / Don't Cramp My Style [Luke Gordon] – 56
Dot
45-15689 You Heard Me Knocking / True Love Will Come Your Way – 01-58
Nau-Voo
45-802 You Gotta Have A Duck Tail / Walking Star – 12-58
45-805 That's My Baby / Return Of The All American Boy – 02-59
808 The Fun House / Blue-Eyed Ella – 08-59
Fern
807 Tender Years / Darling Take My Hand – 10-60
808 Tattle Tale / Born To Be A Loser – 02-61
812 Rip Van Winkle / Sleep Baby Sleep – 05-61
813 Comic Strip / Call Me – 06-61
Spider (1964) The Break Out’s
N-14/5 Holding Hands / You Satisfy – 64
N-16/7 Silly Feeling / Are You Mad At Me? – 64
Jo-Mar
7-102 Marie / Blue And Grey – 65
Double Shot
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Bur K
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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.