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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

(Big) Bill Johnson



William J. Johnson
2nd version

by Dick Grant, Praguefrank, Thieu Van De Vorst, Mario Manciotti
SESSIONS

1956 Louisville, KY – Bill Johnson and The Kentucky Drifters with Buddy Meredith band and String Band accmp. (Bill Johnson [vcl/rh gt], Wayne Johnson [ld gt], Eddie Yokley [steel], Lonnie Pierce [bass], Bobby Meredith [fiddle])
001 45-1350A THAT'S THE WAY I LIKE YOU THE BEST ACME 1112 1275/Collector CLCD-2858
002 45-1350B IT'S ALL UP TO YOU ACME 1112 1275
COLLECTOR CLCD-2858 BOPPIN‘ HILLBILLY VOL. 58/KICKIN‘ THE BILLY (NED)
ca February 1958 Leo Catholic School, Highland Park, Louisville, KY - Bill Johnson and The Dabblers (Bill Johnson [vcl/rh gt], Wayne Johnson [ld gt], Eddie Yokley [steel], Lonnie Pierce [bass], Bobby Meredith [fiddle])
003 *ST-6452 UMM BOY, YOU'RE MY BABY Starday Custom 45-699 *Nashville NV 5139/Ace CH-44 CDCHD-311
004 *45699 LONESOME DADDY BLUES Starday Custom 45-699 Nashville NV 5150*/Dixie CD-5555
ACE CH-44 RAREST ROCKABILLY AND HILLBILLY BOOGIE (UK, 1982);  ACE CDCHD-311 ROCKABILLY, RAREST ROCKABILLY AND HILLBILLY BOOGIE-THE BEST OF ACE ROCKABILLY (UK,1991);  DIXIE CD-5555 DIXIE BOPPIN’ HILLBILLIES 1955-1958 (NED, 1995)
1959 unknown – Bill Johnson
005 JUDAS BETRAYED JESUS Everglade 45-798
006 MY DADDY IS A DRUNKYARD 45-798
March 1963 Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN - Bill Johnson (Bill Johnson [vcl/rh gt], Kelso Herston [ld gt], Pete Drake [steel], Junior Huskey [bass], ? [drums], Hargus Robbins [piano]. Producer: Tommy Hill)
007 ST-6156 WASTED LIVES Nashville NV 5139
008 ST-6157 BIG BILL JOHNSON 5117
009 ST-6158 PITCHIN' WOO NV 5117/Buffalo Bop Bb-CD 55189
010 ST-6159/ZTSB-83424 ALIMONY NV 5150
BUFFALO BOP BbCD-55189 HEP CAT ROCKABILLY (GER, 2008)
1964 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH - "Big" Bill Johnson
011 SoN 4081 HOT ROD CAR Blue Angel BA 2004/Buffalo bop Bb-CD 55044 Collector CLCD 4469 Folkline 274-424-CD True Blue Rockabilly TBR002
012 SoN 4082 BIG BURLEY Blue Angel BA 2004/CLCD-4469
BLUE ANGEL RECORDS was based at Route 2, Smith Grove, Kentucky

BUFFALO BOP Bb-CD-55044 HOT ROD RUMBLE (GER, 1996);  COLLECTOR CLCD-4469 ROCKABILLY HOODLUMS, Vol.4. (NED, 2002);  FOLKLINE 274-424-CD HOT-ROD ROCKABILL (UK); TRUE BLUE ROCKABILLY TBR002 TRUE BLUE ROCKABILLY, Vol.2
1965 Louisville, KY- "Big" Bill Johnson
013 1218-45-2008-A I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU Blue Angel BA 2008
014 1218-45-2008-B BLAME LONELINESS Blue Angel BA 2008
1965 Lexington, KY - Big Bill Johnson with The Haycraft Sisters
015 SoN-17221WE CAN'T SAY HELLO REM 45-363
016 SoN 17222 SILVER QUEEN REM 45-363
1966 Lexington, KY - Big Bill Johnson (Producer: Bob Mooney)
017 REM-406-A COPS AND ROBBERS REM 406
018 REM-406-B FOR JUST A LITTLE WHILE REM 406
1967 Louisville, KY - "Big" Bill Johnson
019 SN-017-1 JEFFERSON COUNTRY JAIL Snap 017 Blue Angel BA 1011
020 SN-017-2 THE HOUSE WHERE I USED TO LIVE Snap 017 Blue Angel BA 1011
1967 Spar Recording Studio, Baker Building. 110 21st Ave. South, Nashville, TN - "Big" Bill Johnson (Bill Johnson [vcl/rh gt], Joseph “Joe“ Edwards [ld gt], ? [steel], ? [bass], D. J. Fontana [drums])
021 BA-1014-A BEER BELLY BLUES Blue Angel BA 1014
022 BA-1014-B I KISSED MY GAL LAST NIGHT Blue Angel BA 1014
1969 Lexington, KY - "Big" Bill Johnson  (Producer: Bob Mooney)
023 9116 SET LT. CALLEY FREE REM 45-467
024 9117 PITCHIN' WOO 450467
1969 Lexington, KY - "Big" Bill Johnson
025 9438 KENTUCKY ANNA (YOU'RE THE BELLE OF LOUISVILLE) REM 45-469
026 9439 BIG BILL JOHNSON 45-469
1970 Louisville, KY– Big Bill Johnson
027 PRP 22011 GOODBYE Marigold MG 004
028 PRP 22012 ALIMONY Marigold MG 004
MARIGOLD RECORDS based at P.O.Box 7192, Louisville, Kentucky


1981 Fuiltz Recording Studio, Fairdale, KY – Big Bill Johnson
029 AVON LADY Billy 100
030 AVON LADY (INSTRUMENTAL)  Billy 100
there is also album The Leader Of The Band – details unknown

ALBUMS

Sabine River UC0073 The Leader Of The Band: (details unknown) - cassette

SINGLES
ACME (1956)
1112 That's The Way I Like You The Best / It's All Up To You – 56 (reissued on ACME 1275)
Starday Custom (1958)
45-699 Umm Boy You're My Baby / Lonesome Daddy Blues – 05-58
Everglade (1959-Starday Custom)
45-798 Judas Betrayed Jesus / My Daddy Is A Drunkyard – 09-58
Nashville (1963)NV 5117 Big Bill Johnson / Pitchin’ Woo – 05-63
NV 5139 Umm, Boy, You're My Baby / Wasted Lives – 08-63
NV 5150 Alimony / Lonesome Daddy – 11-63
Blue Angel
BA-2004 Hot Rod Car / Big Burley – 64
BA-2008 I'm In Love With You / Blame Loneliness – 65
REM
363 We Can't Say Hello / Silver Queen - 65
406 Cops And Robbers / For Just A Little While - 66
Snap (1967)
017 Jefferson Country Jail / The House Where I Used To Live – 67 (reissued on Blue Angel BA-1011)
Blue Angel (1967)
BA-1014 Beer Belly Blues / I Kissed My Gal Last Night - 67
Marigold (1970)
004 Goodbye / Alimony - 70


Billy (1981)
100 Avon Lady / Avon Lady (instrumental) - 81
 

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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.