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Friday, March 23, 2012

Black Jack Wayne (Dick Grant)


JACK WAYNE and his Bar Ten Boys                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               San Francisco, Ca:                                            ca. June 1954
Jack Wayne “Black Jack Wayne” Shults (vcl/gtr);

                             DON’T LIE TO YOUR HEART                                                 Cavalier CAV-836
                             MEAN MEAN MEAN                                                                                CAV-836
                             A DREAM JUST WON’T DO                                                   Cavalier CAV-839
                             NIP OR TWO                                                                                          CAV-839

NB(1): CAVALIER CAV-836 released Monday 23rd August 1954.
NB(2): CAVALIER CAV-836 released on both 45rpm & 78rpm.
NB(3): BILLBOARD Advance Releases Saturday 4th September 1954-CAVALIER CV-836.
NB(4): CAVALIER CAV-839 released on both 45rpm & 78rpm.
NB(5): CAVALIER CAV-839 released Monday 11th October 1954.

PATSY MONTANA featuring Jack Wayne and his Bar Ten Boys
                                                                                                                               San Francisco, Ca:                                            ca. June 1954
(vcl); Jack Shults (gtr);

                             THE YODELING GHOST                                                        Cavalier CAV-837
                             (Patsy Montana-A.Shockey)
                             WHAT DOES IT MATTER                                                                      CAV-837
                             FUEL ON THE FLAME                                                            Cavalier CAV-838
                             WATER WITCH WALTZ                                                                        CAV-838

NB(1): CAVLIER Records advert Billboard Saturday 7th August 1954 -CAVALIER CAV-837.
NB(2): CAVALIER CAV-837 released on both 45rpm & 78rpm.
NB(3): CAVALIER CAV-837 mentioned in Billboard Saturday 25th September 1954.
NB(4): CAVALIER CAV-837 released Monday 11th October 1958.
NB(5): CAVALIER CAV-837 reviewed Billboard Saturday 23rd October 1954.
NB(6): CAVLIER Records advert Billboard Saturday 7th August 1954-CAVLIER CAV-838.
NB(7): CAVALIER CAV-838 released Monday 11th October 1954.
NB(8): CAVALIER CAV-838 mentioned in Billboard Saturday 25th September 1954.
NB(9): CAVALIER CAV-838 released on both 45rpm & 78rpm.
NB(10): CAVALIER CAV-838 reviewed Billboard Saturday 23rd October 1954.

GLEN TROUT                           Black Jack Wayne’s House                             1957
Glen Troutman (vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                               Producer : Jack Shults

                             I MADE A MISTAKE                                                                 (Uniss), Stomper Time STCD-4
                             YOU’RE NOT MINE                                                                 (Uniss)
                             BE-BOP-A-LULA                                                                      (Uniss)
                             BABY LET’S PLAY HOUSE                                                      (Uniss)

NB: STOMPER TIME STCD-4 “GLEN GLENN-MISSOURI ROCKABILLY 1955-1965” released United Kingdom 1993.

                                                                                                                                                    , Ca:                                                                1957
Royce “Austin” Kuykendall (vcl/gtr); Floyce “Austin” Kuykendall (vcl/mand); Unk (fdl);  
                                                                                                                               Producer: Jack Shults

RR-H80W-1013   NASHVILLE SPECIAL                                                              Black Jack BJ-100
                             (Austin-Dickerson-Reynolds) (Lode BMI)
RR-H80W-1014   STOLEN MOMENT                                                                                     BJ-100
                             (Royce Austin-Floyce Austin) (Lode BMI)

NB(1): BLACK JACK BJ-100 released Monday 13th March 1957.
NB(2): BLACK JACK BJ-100 reviewed Billboard C& W Saturday 30th March 1957.
NB(4): BLACK JACK BJ-100 is a RCA VICTOR custom pressing.

BLACK JACK WAYNE             poss. Radio Station KVSM    San Mateo, Ca:                                                                                            1957
Jack Shults (vcl/gtr); Tom Hall( gtr); Terry Fell (hca).
                             TIME STOLE MY EMPIRE                                                       Black Jack BJ-101, Black Jack 1001
1001-A                 (Jack Wayne-Peggy Shults)
                             SHALLOW WATER BLUES                                                                        BJ-101,                   1001                                         
1001-B                 (Jack Wayne-Peggy Shults)

NB(1): BLACK JACK BJ-101 released 1957.
NB(2): BLACK JACK 1001 released

ROSE and CAL MADDOX - Jack Wayne Band-1
BLACK JACK WAYNE with Rose & Cal Maddox-2
                                                                                                                               Poss. Oakland, Ca:                                                   Late 1958
Rose Maddox (vcl-3/2nd vcl-4); Cal Maddox (rhy gtr); Jack Shults (vcl-5/gtr);                              
                                                                                                                               Producer: Jack Shults

RR-K80W-1107   GOTTA TRAVEL ON                                      -1-3                   Black Jack BJ-104
                             (Paul Clayton) (Sanga Pub. BMI)
RR-K80W-1108   WHAT MAKES ME HANG AROUND             -2-4-5                                  BJ-104
                             (Peggy Shults) (American Music., Inc. BMI)

NB(1): BLACK JACK BJ-104 is a RCA VICTOR custom pressing.
NB(2): BLACK JACK BJ-104 released Monday 23rd March 1959.
NB(3): BLACK JACK BJ-104 reviewed Billboard ‘Pop’ Monday 6th April 1959.

CHUCK WAYNE                                                                                                   1959
Charles “Chuck” Wayne (vcl/       ); Don Evans (gtr);

K80W-1003          WISHING                                                                                 Ozark 45-963
                             (C.Henderson) (Mississippi Valley Pub. BMI)
K80W-1004          THANK YOU CALL AGAIN                                                                 OM 45-963, White Label WLP-2823
                             (J. O’Neal & J. Tyler) (Mississippi Valley Pub. BMI)

NB(1): OZARK 45-963/OM 45-963 released
NB(2): OZARK 45-963/OM 45-963 reviewed Billboard ‘Pop’ Monday 14th September 1959.
NB(3): OZARK 45-963/OM 45-963 is a RCA VICTOR custom pressing.
NB(4): WHITE LABEL WLP-2823 “BOPPIN’ HILLBILLY, Vol.23.” released 1991.                                                                                           

 MEL DORSEY Chuck Wayne and The Heart Beats
                                                                                                                                                            Ca:                                                          1959
(vcl); Unk (sax); Charles “Chuck” Wayne ();
                                                                                                                               Producer: Jack Shults

RR-K80W-1105   LITTLE LIL                                                                               Black Jack BJ-103, Norton Northwest NWLP-911
                             (Mel Larson) (American Music., Inc. BMI)   Norton Northwest NWCD-911, Space SRCD1
RR-K80W-1106   PAIN IN MY HEART                                                                 Black Jack BJ-103

NB(1): BLACK JACK BJ-103 is a RCA VICTOR custom pressing.
NB(2): BLACK JACK BJ-103 released Monday 23rd March 1959.
NB(4): SPACE RECORDS SRCD1 “WILD ROCKIN’, Vol.1.” released  

BILL CARTER and The Rovin Gamblers-1
BLACK JACK WAYNE and The Rovin Gamblers-2
                                                                                                                                                             , Ca:                                                       1959
Bill Carter (vcl-3/gtr); Jack Shults (vcl-4/gtr);

RR-K80W-1109   BABY BROTHER                                            -1-3                   Black Jack BJ-105, Collector CLCD-4464
                             (Vern Orr) (American Music., Inc. BMI)
RR-K80W-1110   RIDE GUNMAN, RIDE                                                                                BJ-105
                             (Black Jack Wayne) (Vidor Publ., Inc. BMI)

NB(1): BLACK JACK BJ-105 is a RCA VICTOR custom pressing.
NB(2): BLACK JACK BJ-105 released Monday 13th April 1959.
NB(3): BLACK JACK BJ-105 reviewed Billboard ‘Pop’ Monday 20th April 1959.
NB(4): COLECTOR CLD-4464 “CRAZY ROCKIN’” released Holland 2001.

                                                                                                                               San Francisco, Ca:                                                            1959
Chuck Wayne (vcl/          );

RR-K80W-1111  I’M SENDING YOU SOME ROSES                                         Black Jack BJ-106
                             (Charles Wayne)
RR-K80W-1112  BLUE MOON WALTZ                                                                                 BJ-106
                             (Peggy Shults-Charles Wayne-Jack Wayne)

NB: BLACK JACK BJ-106 released 1959.

COBRA BROTHERS                                                                                           San Francisco, Ca:                                                            1959
Jerry Lee Key (vcl/gtr); Larry Carlton Key (vcl/        );
                                                                                                                               Producer: Jack Shults

RR-K80W-1113   EVERYBODY’S LOOKING                                                      Black Jack BJ-107, Collector CLCD-4443
                             (Larry and Jerry Key) (American Music., Inc. BMI)              Classics CD-726
RR-K80W-1114  NIGHT TIME                                                   Black Jack BJ-107
                             (Larry and Jerry Key) (American Music., Inc. BMI)

NB(1): BLACK JACK BJ-107 is a RCA VICTOR custom pressing.
NB(2): BLACK JACK BJ-107 released Monday 18th May 1959.
NB(3): BLACK JACK BJ-107 reviewed Billboard ‘Pop’ Monday 25th May 1959.
NB(4): COLLECTOR CLCD-4443 “RURAL ROCKIN’ HICKS” released Holland 1998.
NB(5): CLASSICS CD-726 “ROCK TIL YOU DROP!, Vol.2.” released Sweden 2010.

TOMMY DUNCAN Accompanied by Jimmy Rivers
                                                                                                                               San Francisco, Ca:                                                            1959
Tommy Duncan (vcl); Jimmy Rivers (gtr);
                                                                                                                               Producer: Jack Wayne

RR-K80W-1115   FRANKIE-JEAN                                                                       Cheyenne BJ-108, Award AW 158
                             (Duncan) (Rorile Music BMI)
                             (Duncan) (Bayside Pub. BMI)
RR-K80W-1116   HELLO MISTER WORRY                                                                          BJ-108
                             () (Glendell BMI)
                             LET YOUR TROUBLES GO DOWN WITH THE SUN           Cheyenne (Uniss),             AW 158

NB(1): CHEYENNE BJ-108 released ca. May 1959
NB(2): CHEYENNE BJ-108 reviewed Billboard ‘Pop’ Monday 20th July 1959.
NB(3): “FRANKIE-JEAN” was re-released on AWARD AW-158. 
NB(4): AWARD AW 158 released 1960.

PENDLETONS                                                                                                      San Francisco, Ca:                                                            1959

                                                                                                                               Producer: Jack Shults

                             ONE MORE KISS                                                                     Black Jack BJ-108
                             PANCHO LOCO                                                                                         BJ-108

NB(1): BLACK JACK BJ-108 is a RCA VICTOR custom pressing.              
NB(2): BLACK JACK BJ-108 released 1959.

MEL DORSEY-1                                                                          San Francisco, Ca;                                                                                     1959
Mel Dorsey (vcl-3); Unk (sax); Vince Wallace ();                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Producer: Chuck Wayne

                             ANNIE MISS FANNY                                      -1-3                   Black Jack B.J. 4051
                             (Dorsey-Cute) (American Pub. Co. BMI)
                             FUNKY                                                            (Inst)-2                                B.J.4051

NB(1): BLACK JACK B.J. 4051 released May 1959.

BLACK JACK WAYNE                                                                                        San Francisco, Ca:                                                            1960
Jack Shults (vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                               Producer: Jack Shults

BW108                 BARTENDER’S LAMENT                                                         Big West BJW1108
                             (Red Pierce) (San Joaquin Music Pub. BMI)
BW109                 COTTONWOOD ROAD                                                                          BJW1108
                             (Steven Coffey)

NB(1): BIG WEST BJW1108 released 1960.
NB(2): BIG WEST Records was owned by JACK SHULTS.

GENE SAVAGE                                                                          San Francisco, Ca:                                                                                     1960
Gene Savage (vcl); Unk (ld gtr); Unk (dms); Unk (chrs-1)
                                                                                                                               Producer: Jack Shults

BW110                 LET’S TAKE A LOOK                                                              Big West BJW1109
                             (Gene Savage) (San Leandro Pub. Co. BMI)
BW111                 BIG MACHINE                                                -1                                      BJW1109, Revival LP-4001
                             (Gene Savage) (San Leandro Pub. Co. BMI)                        Buffalo Bop Bb CD-55044, Folkline CD 274-424
                                                                                                                               Zomboco CD10

NB(1): BIG WEST BJW1109 released 1960.
NB(2): REVIVAL LP-4001 “ROCKABILLY BOOGIE-RARE ITEMS, Vol.1.” released 1987.
NB(3): BUFFALO BOP Bb CD-55044 “HOT ROD RUMBLE” released Germany 1996.
NB(4): FOLKLINE CD 274-424 “HOT-ROD ROCKABILLY” released

                                                                                                                               San Francisco, Ca:                                                            1960

                                                                                                                               Producer: Jack Shults

BW112                                                                                                                  Big West BJW1110
BW113                                                                                                                                   BJW1110

NB: BIG WEST BJW1110 released 1960.

JACK WAYNE, JR                                                                                                San Francisco, Ca:                                                            1960
                                                                                                                               Producer: Jack Shults

BW114                 I NEED YOUR LOVE                                                               Big West BJW1111
                             (Sammy Clifford) (Barbary Coast Pub. BMI)
BW115                 IN THE PINES                                                                                          BJW1111
                             (Arr. by Jack Wayne) (Barbary Coast Pub. BMI)

NB: BIG WEST BJW1111 released 1960.

BLACK JACK WAYNE                                                                                        San Francisco, Ca:                                                            1960
Jack Shults (vcl/gtr); Unk (bjo);

L90W-0765         SCOUNDRELS AND SAINTS                                                  Cheyenne C 113
                             (Jack Wayne) (Rorlie BMI)
L90W-0766          I LOST TODAY                                                                                          C 113
                             (Jack Wayne) (Rorlie BMI)

NB(1): CHEYENNE C 113 released 1960.
NB(2): CHEYENNE C 113 reviewed Billboard C&W Monday 23rd May 1960.
NB(3): CHEYENNE C 113 is a RCA VICTOR custom pressing.

BLACK JACK WAYNE                                                                                        San Francisco, Ca:                                                            1960
Jack Shults (vcl/gtr);

L90W-0998          DANCING WITH A STRANGER                                             Cheyenne C 114
                             (Peggy Shults) (American Music., Inc. BMI)
L90W-0999          RED SILK STOCKINGS AND THE GREEN PERFUME                           C 114, Maple Tone CD-403
                             (Hilliard-Sanford-Mysels) (E.H. Morrison Co. ASCAP)

NB(1): CHEYENNE C 114 released 1960
NB(2): CHEYENNE C 114 is a RCA VICTOR custom pressing.
NB(3): MAPLE TONE CD-403 “CRUISIN’ COUNTRY, Vol.2.” released Canada                                                                                              

Bradley Film & Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue, South                         Nashville, Tn:                     Wednesday 1st  November 1961
Jack Shults (vcl);

111406/NA-11801                      LIFE SURE CHANGES                                      Decca 31365
                                (Slim Willet) (Slim Willet Songs BMI)
11407/NA-11802     HOLDING HANDS FOR JOE                                                           31365
                                (Roy Baham-Harlan Howard)

NB: DECCA 31365 released Monday 26th February 1962.

DISCOGRAPHY compiled by DICK GRANT; BARRY JOHN & AL TURNER with acknowledgements to Steve Hathaway & Frantisek Frank.



  1. I believe Sammy Clifford released a song titled (Singing Johnny) on the Big West label at the same time Gene Savage released Big Michine.
    would like to fing another copy, mine dissapeard.

  2. How was songwriter Peggy Shults related to Black Jack Wayne (Jack Shults)? Wife? Sister?

  3. Answering my own question: Marjorie Anne "Peggy" shults was Black Jack's wife.



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