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Davis, Link

Full name Lewis Lincoln Davis. Born 1914 in Van Zandt County, Texas. Died in 1972.

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Original Releases

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Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1948
(Bb est.)
Imperial (Calif.)  8018  Non-pertinent Rice And Gravy Blues — Link Davis And The Blue Bonnet Playboys IF-35 Bullet Bear Family CD 16523 (#4)
Bullet Emusic/Goldenlane MP 11478070 (#26)
Bullet Krazy Kat CD 06 (#14)
    Non-pertinent Rice And Gravy Boogie – (instr.) — Link Davis And The Blue Bonnet Playboys IF-38 Bullet Emusic/Goldenlane MP 11478070 (#23)
Bullet Krazy Kat CD 06 (#13)
1955/Feb. 5
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-21350  Non-pertinent Label shot Kajalena — Link Davis ZSP 34825 Bullet Bear Family CD 16523 (#20)
Bullet Emusic/Goldenlane MP 11478070 (#5)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Va T'Cacher (Go Hide Yourself) — Link Davis ZSP 34826 Bullet Bear Family CD 16523 (#19)
Bullet Emusic/Goldenlane MP 11478070 (#7)
1955/Apr. 23
Bb c&w rev.
Nucraft (Texas) 45-2022  No rating Label shot Coo-Coo-Coo — Harmonica Kid B  
    No rating Label shot Jole-Blon — Harmonica Kid A  
1955/Aug. 6
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-21431  Non-pertinent Label shot Cajun Love — Link Davis JZSP 34824 Bullet Bear Family CD 16523 (#18)
Bullet Emusic/Goldenlane MP 11478070 (#29)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Every Time I Pass Your Door — Link Davis JZSP 34823 Bullet Emusic/Goldenlane MP 11478070 (#4)
1955/July 16
Bb c&w rev.
Nucraft (Texas)  2026 
(pressed by Monarch)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Grasshopper — Link Davis A Δ5117 Bullet Collectables CD 5341 (#11)
Bullet El Toro CD 1010 (#6)
Bullet Emusic/Goldenlane MP 11478070 (#6)
Bullet Krazy Kat CD 06 (#10)
Bullet Legend LP 004 (#11)
Bullet Legend LP 1004 (#11)
    No rating Label shot Magnolia Garden Waltz — Floyd Tillman B Δ5118  
1956/Apr. 21
Bb c&w rev.
Starday (Tenn.) 45-235  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Sixteen Chicks — Link Davis 2417 Bullet Bear Family CD 16523 (#21)
Bullet Emusic/Goldenlane MP 11478070 (#15)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 145 (#6)
Bullet Gusto LP 5017X (#1)
Bullet Pan American CD 56005 (#23)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Deep In The Heart Of A Fool — Link Davis 2418 Bullet Bear Family CD 16523 (#22)
1956/May 12
Bb c&w rev.
Starday (Tenn.) 45-242  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Sixteen Chicks — Link Davis 2417 Bullet SD LP 840 (#1)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 931 (#8)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Grasshopper Rock — Link Davis 2441 Bullet Bear Family CD 16523 (#24)
Bullet Club PR LP 003 (#17)
Bullet Emusic/Goldenlane MP 11478070 (#11)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 145 (#14)
Bullet Gusto LP 5031X (#1)
Bullet Mustang CD 2 (#27)
Bullet Pan American CD 56012 (#19)
Bullet Presto CD 6 (#6)
Bullet SD LP 840 (#2)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 931 (#25)
1956/Aug. 4
Bb c&w rev.
Starday (Tenn.) 45-255  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Don't Big Shot Me — Link Davis 2440 Bullet Bear Family CD 16523 (#23)
Bullet Emusic/Goldenlane MP 11478070 (#14)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 145 (#28)
Bullet Gusto LP 5017X (#10)
Bullet Mustang CD 2 (#26)
Bullet SD LP 840 (#10)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 931 (#12)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Trucker From Tennessee — Link Davis 2462 Bullet Ace 10 17 (#7)
Bullet Ace LP 45 (#6)
Bullet Ace CD 311 (#20)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16523 (#25)
Bullet Emusic/Goldenlane MP 11478070 (#22)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 026 (#72)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 145 (#24)
Bullet Live Gold Productions CD 120012 (#2)
Bullet Lucky CD 810 (#12)
Bullet SD LP 840 (#9)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 931 (#5)
1956/July 27
(comp. files)
Sarg (Texas)  136-45 Pertinent Label shot Song sample Cockroach — Link Davis no mx Bullet Ace CD 36 (#21)
Bullet Collectables CD 5341 (#8)
Bullet Collector CD 4414 (#20)
Bullet Emusic/Goldenlane MP 11478070 (#24)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 142 (#7)
    No rating Label shot Song sample Big Houston — Link Davis no mx  
1956/Dec.
(Bb est.)
Starday (Tenn.) 45-275  No rating Label shot Song sample Bayou Buffalo — Link Davis 2499 Bullet Bear Family CD 16523 (#26)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16523 (#32)
    No rating Would You Be Waiting — Link Davis   Bullet Bear Family CD 16523 (#27)
1957/May
(Bb est.)
Starday (Tenn.) 45-293  Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Slippin' And Slidin' Sometimes — Link Davis 2553 Bullet Ace CD 191 (#6)
Bullet Ace LP 191 (#6)
Bullet Ace CD 218 (#14)
Bullet Ace LP 218 (#14)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16523 (#28)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16523 (#33)
Bullet Emusic/Goldenlane MP 11478070 (#27)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Allons A Lafayette — Link Davis 2554 Bullet Bear Family CD 16523 (#29)
1957/Nov. 11
Bb c&w rev.
Starday (Tenn.) 45-331  No rating Big Coonie — Link Davis    
    No rating Waltz Of The Jambalaya — Link Davis   Bullet Bear Family CD 16523 (#30)
1958/Oct. 6
Bb pop rev.
Allstar (Texas)  7171-45
(pressed by RCA)
Borderline Label shot Song sample Bon-Ta-Ru-La (Let The Good Times Roll) — Link Davis J 8OW-7411 Bullet Chief CD 7700 (#19)
Bullet Collectables CD 5341 (#9)
Bullet Emusic/Goldenlane MP 11478070 (#28)
Bullet Krazy Kat CD 06 (#15)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Memories With You — Link Davis J 8OW-7412  
1959/May 18
Bb pop rev.
Allstar (Texas)  7185-45 Pertinent Label shot Song sample Ballad Of Jole Blon — Link Davis A-1002  
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Visions — Link Davis A-1003  
1959/Aug. 17
Bb c&w rev.
Tanker (Texas)  715  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Permit Blues — Link Davis And The Cajuns TA-101 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55196 (#17)
Bullet Club LP 021 (#12)
Bullet Krazy Kat CD 06 (#16)
Bullet White Label LP 8908 (#9)
    No rating Label shot Song sample Airliner — Link Davis And The Cajuns TA-102 Bullet Krazy Kat CD 06 (#17)
Bullet White Label LP 8908 (#10)
1960/Apr.
(Bb est.)
D (Texas)  1135  No rating Big Coonie — Link Davis    
    No rating Waltz Of The Jambalaya — Link Davis    
1960/May 16
Bb c&w rev.
Allstar (Texas)  7203-45 No rating Little People — Link Davis    
    No rating Label shot Tee Mamou — Link Davis M-1271  
 
 
Crazy Cajun (Texas)  526  No rating Label shot Cajun Honey — Link Davis LD-4  
    No rating Label shot Big Mamou — Link Davis LD-3  
1961/June
(Bb est.)
D (Texas)  1191  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Come Dance With Me — Link Davis 1470 Bullet Ace 10 19 (#4)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Five Miles From Town — Link Davis 1471  
1962 or later
(BMI est.)
Venus (Texas)  1447  Non-pertinent Label shot Strolling — Link Davis LH-5661  
    Non-pertinent Label shot I Played That Song For You — Link Davis LH-5560  
1962/Oct. 6
Bb pop rev.
All Boy (Texas) 45-8505  No rating Label shot Little Red Boat — Link Davis ZG 69011 Bullet Collectables CD 5341 (#5)
    No rating Label shot Forget-Me-Nots — Link Davis ZG 69012  
1963/Feb.
(est.)
All Boy (Texas) 45-8508  No rating Label shot Guy From Big Mamou — Link Davis ZG 69018 Bullet Collectables CD 5341 (#4)
    No rating Label shot Jole Blonde — Link Davis ZG 69017  
 
 
Al's (Texas)  1500/1 Borderline Label shot Song sample Rice & Gravy — Link Davis 1501  
    No rating Label shot Ferry Ride – (instr.) — Link Davis 1500  
 
 
Al's (Texas)  1503  No rating Label shot Johnny Be Good — Link Davis 1510  
    No rating Label shot My Last Good-Bye — Link Davis 1511  
1963/Nov. or later
(Bb est.)
Kool (Texas)  1026  No rating Label shot Beatle Bug – (instr.) — Link Davis, Man With The Buzzin' Sax M-4225 Bullet Collectables CD 5341 (#12)
Bullet Krazy Kat CD 06 (#20)
    No rating Label shot I Keep Wanting You More — Link Davis M-4226  
1964/Sept.
(Bb est.)
Allstar (Texas)  7305  Non-pertinent Label shot Big Mamou — Link Davis M-4913 Bullet Bear Family CD 16523 (#1)
Bullet Chief CD 7700 (#15)
Bullet Emusic/Goldenlane MP 11478070 (#25)
Bullet Krazy Kat CD 06 (#19)
    No rating Label shot Louisiana Waltz — Link Davis M-4914  
Need Information
 
 
[need info]     No rating Cajun Doll — Link Davis   Bullet Collectables CD 5341 (#14)
    No rating Rice And Gravy Blues [alt. vers.] — Link Davis   Bullet Collectables CD 5341 (#1)

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Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1979Ace (England) CH 1710Rockabilly Party
Gusto (United States) 5017XLPDixie Starday Rockabillys, Vol. 1
Gusto (United States) 5031XLPDixie Starday Rockabilly's, Vol. 2
1980Ace (England) CH 1910Kings Of Rockabilly, Vol. 2
1982Ace (England) 45LPThe Best Of Ace Rockabilly
1986Ace (England) CH 191LPRockabilly Shakeout
White Label (Netherlands) WLP 8908LPRockabilly World
1987Ace (England) CDCH 218CDThe Fifties: Rockabilly Fever
1991Ace (England) CDCHD 311CDRarest Rockabilly & Hillbilly Boogie ; The Best Of Ace Rockabilly
SD (Germany) 840LPSixteen Chicks
1992Legend (France) 004LPGrand Daddy's Rockin', Vol. 3
Live Gold Productions (Czechoslovakia) LG 120012CDElvis Mania 2
1993Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4414CDSarg Rockers, Vol. 2
Krazy Kat (England) 06CDLet The Good Times Roll / Link Davis
Legend (France) 1004LPGrand Daddy's Rockin', Vol. 3
Texas Gold (Netherlands) TG 931CDThe Starday Story, Vol. 1
1994Club PR (Spain) PRLP- 003LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 3
1996Lucky (England) CDLR 810CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 10
2001Mustang MUST 2CDGoin' Down That Road
2007El Toro (Spain) ETCD 1010CDReal Cool Cats: Texas Rockabilly 1955
2009Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16523CDBig Mamou / Link Davis
Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55196CDShiver And Shake
Emusic/Goldenlane (United States) 11478070MPThe Very Best Of Link Davis
Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 026CDRoutes Of Rockabilly
2012Fantastic Voyage (England) FVDD 142CDTexas Tornados: Rock 'N' Roll From The Lone Star State
Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 145CDIt's Saturday Night!: Starday-Dixie Rockabilly 1955-1961
year?Ace (England) CDCH 36CDTexas Rockabilly
Ace (England) CDCH 191CDRockabilly Shakeout
Chief (Netherlands) CD- 7700CDThe Best Of Allstar Records, Houston, TX
Club (Spain) 021LPGrab This And Dance, Vol. 21
Collectables (United States) COL-CD- 5341CDGuys From Big Mamou-Joey Long & Link Davis
Pan American (Switzerland) 56005CDShake Me Up Baby
Pan American (Switzerland) 56012CDPrimitive Love
Presto Vol. 6CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 6


Acknowledgments:  Andrew Brown, CMF Library, Malcolm Chapman, Stephane Chatain, Scott Cheesebrew, Bill Davis, Mitch Drumm, Udo Frank, Anton Grundner, Kent Heineman, Tom Krajina, Stewart Michard, Gerd Miller, Pierre Monnery, Dean Craige Morris, No Hit Records, R&B Indies, Bruno Toson, Uncle Gil, Bjorn Witlox, Kirill Yakovlev


Compilation & presentation © 2019, Terry E. Gordon This page generated on 12/14/2019

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