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Adams, Billy

Full name Willie Murray Adams. Born 1940 in Redbush, Kentucky.

References:

  • Feature article and discography in issue 90 (2001) of American Music Magazine.
  • Article in issue 235 (2002) of Now Dig This.
  • Feature article and discography in issue 91 (2004) of Rockin' Fifties.

Original Releases

Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1957/Nov.
mx series
Quincy (Ky.)  932 
(pressed by Rite)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Rock, Pretty Mama — Billy Adams With The Rock & Roll Boys CP-1332 Bullet B-Sharp LP 6/19 (#1)
Bullet B-Sharp CD 6/32 (#15)
Bullet Castle Music CD 581 (#1)
Bullet EFA CD 88962-2 (#11)
Bullet Flesh Den CD 6909 (#3)
Bullet Legend LP 1003 (#9)
Bullet Lost Gold CD 5798 (#11)
Bullet Luxel CD 7104 (#23)
Bullet Spin CD 1000 (#11)
Bullet Yeaah! CD 12 (#11)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Don't Cramp My Style — Luke Gordon With The Rock & Roll Boys CP-1331  
1958/Jan. 27
Bb pop rev.
Dot (Calif.) 45-15689  Pertinent Label shot Song sample You Heard Me Knocking — Billy Adams MW-10450 Bullet Ace CD 592 (#27)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15711 (#17)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16272 (#29)
Bullet Castle Music CD 581 (#3)
Bullet Collector CD 4411 (#1)
Bullet Domino LP 1012 (#5)
Bullet Flame LP 014 (#15)
Bullet Folkline CD 27 (#8)
Bullet Lenox CD 1015 (#5)
Bullet Lonely LP 2218 (#16)
Bullet Pan American CD 56016 (#19)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample True Love Will Come Your Way — Billy Adams MW-10447 Bullet Castle Music CD 581 (#2)
Bullet Collector CD 4411 (#2)
Bullet Domino LP 1012 (#4)
Bullet Lonely LP 2218 (#15)
1958/Dec. 8
Bb pop rev.
Nau-Voo (Ohio) 45-802 
(pressed by King)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample You Gotta Have A Duck Tail — Billy Adams And The Rock-A-Teers NAU-45-803 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55181 (#23)
Bullet Castle Music CD 581 (#4)
Bullet Collector CD 4411 (#9)
Bullet Domino LP 1012 (#2)
Bullet Fed CD 12 (#25)
Bullet Hamilton LP 5877 (#1)
Bullet Lonirae Music LP 1001 (#3)
Bullet Now Dig This CD 1042 (#22)
Bullet Pompadour 10 001 (#6)
Bullet Presto CD 7 (#26)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1170 (#14)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Walking Star — Billy Adams And The Rock-A-Teers NAU-45-802 Bullet Castle Music CD 581 (#5)
Bullet Collector CD 4411 (#8)
Bullet Domino LP 1012 (#3)
1959/Mar. 2
Bb pop rev.
Nau-Voo (Ohio) 45-805 
(pressed by King)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample That's My Baby — Billy Adams And The Rock-A-Teers NAU-45-809 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55181 (#18)
Bullet Castle Music CD 581 (#6)
Bullet Collector CD 4411 (#17)
Bullet Domino LP 1012 (#13)
Bullet Eagle LP 312 (#10)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 11454909 (#1)
Bullet Hamilton LP 5877 (#2)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Return Of The All American Boy — Billy Adams And The Rock-A-Teers NAU-45-808 Bullet Castle Music CD 581 (#7)
Bullet Collector CD 4411 (#16)
Bullet Domino LP 1012 (#14)
Bullet Eagle LP 312 (#12)
Bullet Hamilton LP 5877 (#3)
Bullet Live Gold Productions CD 120012 (#10)
Bullet Pan American CD 56029 (#9)
1959/Aug. 10
Bb pop rev.
Nau-Voo (Ohio)  808 
(pressed by King)
Pertinent Song sample The Fun House — Billy Adams NAU-45-815 Bullet Castle Music CD 581 (#8)
Bullet Collector CD 4411 (#14)
    Borderline Song sample Blue-Eyed Ella — Billy Adams NAU-45-814 Bullet Castle Music CD 581 (#9)
Bullet Collector CD 4411 (#23)
1961/Jan.
(Bb est.)
Fern (Ky.)  807 
(pressed by Rite)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Tender Years — Billy Adams With The Rock-A-Teers CP-4634 Bullet Castle Music CD 581 (#11)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Darling Take My Hand — Billy Adams With The Rock-A-Teers CP-4633 Bullet Castle Music CD 581 (#10)
1961/Feb. 27
Bb pop rev.
Fern (Ky.)  808 
(pressed by Rite)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Tattle Tale — Billy Adams With Georgia And The Teens CP-4915 Bullet Castle Music CD 581 (#13)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Born To Be A Loser — Billy Adams With Georgia And The Teens CP-4916 Bullet Castle Music CD 581 (#14)
1961/May
(Bb est.)
Fern (Ky.)  812 
(pressed by Rite)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Rip Van Winkle — Billy Adams Acc. Georgia And The Teens With The Par-A-Mounts CP-5316 Bullet Castle Music CD 581 (#16)
Bullet Domino LP 1012 (#9)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Sleep Baby Sleep — Billy Adams Acc. Georgia And The Teens With The Par-A-Mounts CP-5315 Bullet Castle Music CD 581 (#15)
Bullet Dee Jay Jamboree CD 55114 (#29)
Bullet Domino LP 1012 (#8)
1961/June
(Bb est.)
Fern (Ky.)  813  No rating Comic Strip — Billy Adams With The Paramounts    
    No rating Call Me — Billy Adams With The Paramounts    
1964
RCA mx code
Spider (Ky.) N-14/5
(pressed by RCA)
Borderline Song sample Holding Hands — The Break Out's N-14 RK4M-3949 Bullet Castle Music CD 581 (#18)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample You Satisfy — The Break Out's N-15 RK4M-3948 Bullet Castle Music CD 581 (#17)
1964
RCA mx code
Spider (Ky.) N-16/7
(pressed by RCA)
Borderline Song sample Silly Feeling — The Break Out's N-17 Bullet Castle Music CD 581 (#20)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Are You Mad At Me? — The Break Out's N-16 R4KM-6608 Bullet Castle Music CD 581 (#19)
1965
RCA mx code
Jo-Mar (Tenn.) 7-102 
(pressed by RCA)
No rating Label shot Song sample Marie — Billy Adams S4KM-1917  
    No rating Label shot Song sample Blue And Grey — Billy Adams S4KM-1918  
Unissued Tracks
1957
 
[unissued]  uniss.  Pertinent Song sample Rock, Pretty Mama [alt. vers.] — Billy Adams   Bullet Bop-A-Rama LP 002 (#2)
Bullet Castle Music CD 581 (#12)
Bullet Club LP 011 (#14)
Bullet Collector CD 4411 (#12)
Bullet Domino LP 1012 (#1)
Bullet MCA (U.S.) CD 5935 (#9)
Bullet MCA (U.S.) LP 25088 (#9)
1959
 
[unissued]  uniss.  Non-pertinent Song sample Keep The Flag Waving — Billy Adams   Bullet Castle Music CD 581 (#21)
1964
 
[unissued]  uniss.  Pertinent Song sample Bird Dog — Billy Adams   Bullet Castle Music CD 581 (#22)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1977Hamilton (United States) H 5877LPOhio Rockabilly
1979Lonely (France) 2218LPBop Boy
1980Eagle (Germany) 312LPAt The Rockhouse, Vol. 2
1987MCA (U.S.) (United States) MCAD 5935CD20 Rockabilly Classics
MCA (U.S.) (United States) MCA- 25088LPRockabilly Classics
1991Flame (England) 014LPDesperate Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 14
1992Domino (United States?) 1012LPRock Pretty Mama / Billy Adams
Live Gold Productions (Czechoslovakia) LG 120012CDElvis Mania 2
1993Club (England) 011LPGrab This And Dance, Vol. 11
Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4411CDNau Voo Rock And Roll
Legend (France) 1003LPGrand Daddy's Rockin', Vol. 2
1994Lenox (France) 1015CDI'm Gonna Rock
Lonirae Music 1001LPOut For Kicks
1996Ace (England) CDCH 592CDDot Rock 'N' Roll
1997Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15711CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 5
Spin (United States) EMG- 1000CD$15,000 Worth Of Rockabilly
1998Bop-A-Rama (England) Bop- 002LPBig Noise From The Planet Bop, Vol. 2
Lost Gold (United States) LGR 5798CDOriginal Historic Rockabilly Classics, Vol. 1
Pompadour DA 00110Kings Of The Ducktail Cats: Barbershop Rockabilly
1999Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16272CDThe Porter Records Story
2000EFA (England) 88962-2CDRockabilly Rarities, Vol. 1
Yeaah! (England) 12CDRockabilly Rarities, Vol. 1
2002Castle Music (England) CMRCD 581CDRockin' Thru The Years, 1955-2002 / Billy Adams
2004Now Dig This (England) CMFCD 1042CDWell, Now Dig This
2005Dee Jay Jamboree (Germany) DJ-CD 55114CDTeen Scene!, Vol. 2
2006Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55181CDGang War
2008B-Sharp (Germany) 6/19LPNasty Rockabilly, Vol. 14
Pan American (Switzerland) 56029CDPony Tail Girl
2009Emusic/Rock-A-Billy (United States) 11454909MPRockabilly Rampage!
Flesh Den (England) 6909CDRock 'N' Roll Orgy, Vol. 9
year?B-Sharp 6/32CDNasty Rockabilly, CD 7
Fed (Norway) 12CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 12
Folkline (England) 274- 27CDHardcore Rockabilly
Luxel MAS 7104CDRockabilly Hoodlums, v. 4
Pan American (Switzerland) 56016CDShe's A Devil
Presto Vol. 7CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 7
Smith & Co. SCCD 1170CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 3


Acknowledgments:  CMF Library, Bill Davis, Clif Doyal, Udo Frank, Bernd Kratochwil, Tom Lincoln, Michel Proost, Wayne Russell, Tony Wilkinson, Stefan Wriedt


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