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Donley, Jimmy

Born 1929 in Gulfport, Miss. Died in 1963.

References:

  • Johnnie Allan and Bernice Larson Webb. Born To Be A Loser: The Jimmy Donley Story. Lafayette, La.: Jadfel, 1992.
  • Newspaper ad, Daily World (Opelousas, La.), 1962/Oct. 26.
  • Feature article and sessionography in issue 72 (1999) of Rockin' Fifties.
  • Feature article in issue 123 (2010) of American Music.

Original Releases

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Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1957/May 27
Bb pop rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-30308  Pertinent Come Along
Jimmy Donley
Label shot
(from 45)
45-101895+ Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#1)
Bullet Charly LP 30265 (#2)
Bullet MCA CD 11119 (#20)
    Pertinent Kickin' My Hound Around
Jimmy Donley
Label shot
(from 45)
45-101894 Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#3)
Bullet Charly LP 30265 (#1)
1957/July 29
Bb c&w rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-30392  Pertinent Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
Jimmy Donley
Label shot
(from 45)
102,780 Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#20)
    Pertinent South Of The Border
Jimmy Donley
Label shot
(from 45)
102,779+ Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#19)
1958/Jan. 6
Bb pop rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-30519  Pertinent I Gotta Go
Jimmy Donley
Label shot
(from 45)
102,781+ Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#18)
    Pertinent Baby How Long
Jimmy Donley
Label shot
(from 45)
102,072 Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#4)
Bullet Charly LP 30265 (#11)
1958/Apr. 7
Bb pop rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-30574  Pertinent Please Baby Come Home
Jimmy Donley With The Anita Kerr Singers
Label shot
(from 45)
103,771+ Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#5)
Bullet Charly LP 30265 (#4)
    Borderline Born To Be A Loser
Jimmy Donley With The Anita Kerr Singers
Label shot
(from 45)
103,770 Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#6)
Bullet Charly LP 30265 (#9)
1958/Sept. 15
Bb pop rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-30738  Pertinent Radio, Jukebox And T.V.
Jimmy Donley
Label shot
(from 45)
105,532 Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#7)
Bullet Charly LP 30265 (#3)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 098 (#13)
    Borderline I'm Alone
Jimmy Donley
Label shot
(from 45)
105,531+ Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#8)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#24)
Bullet Charly LP 30265 (#12)
1959/Apr. 27
Bb pop rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-30887  Pertinent The Shape You Left Me In
Jimmy Donley
Label shot
(from 45)
106,961+ Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#9)
Bullet Charly LP 30265 (#8)
Bullet Eagle LP 323 (#14)
Bullet Sheik LP 506 (#12)
    Pertinent What Must I Do
Jimmy Donley
Label shot
(from 45)
106,962 Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#11)
Bullet Charly LP 30265 (#13)
Bullet Lesley CD 3 (#11)
1959/Nov. 16
Bb pop rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-31005  Pertinent Now I Know
Jimmy Donley
Label shot
(from 45)
107,863 Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#13)
Bullet Charly LP 30265 (#5)
    Borderline I Can't Love You (Like You Want Me To Do)
Jimmy Donley
Label shot
(from 45)
107,864+ Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#14)
Bullet Charly LP 30265 (#6)
1960/June 27
Bb pop rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-31116  Pertinent Our Love
Jimmy Donley
Label shot
(from 45)
109,060+ Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#15)
Bullet Charly LP 30265 (#14)
    Borderline My Baby's Gone
Jimmy Donley
Label shot
(from 45)
109,062 Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#17)
Bullet Charly LP 30265 (#7)
1962/Oct. 13
Bb pop rev.
Tear Drop (Texas)  3002  Borderline Please Mr. Sandman
Kenny James
Label shot
TD-501 Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#2)
Bullet Norton CD 597 (#1)
Bullet Starflite LP 2002 (#5)
    Borderline A Woman's Gonna Have Her Way
Kenny James
Label shot
TD-500 Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#1)
1962/Oct. 6
Bb pop rev.
Tear Drop (Texas)  3005  No rating Honey Stop Twistin'
Jimmy Donley
Label shot
TD-506 Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#3)
    No rating Hello Remember Me
Jimmy Donley
Label shot
TD-507 Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#4)
Bullet Starflite LP 2002 (#2)
1962/Nov.
(Bb est.)
Tear Drop (Texas)  3007  No rating Think It Over
Jimmy Donley
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TD 511 Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#5)
Bullet Starflite LP 2002 (#7)
    No rating Santa! Don't Pass Me By
Jimmy Donley
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TD 510 Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#7)
1962-63
(Bb est.)
Tear Drop (Texas)  3007  No rating Think It Over
Jimmy Donley
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TD-511  
    No rating Forever Lillie Mae
Jimmy Donley
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TD-512 Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#6)
1962/Dec. 15
Bb c&w rev.
Chess (Ill.)  1843  No rating Think It Over
Jimmy Donley
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U-12022  
    No rating Forever Lilymae
Jimmy Donley
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U-12078  
1962/Dec.
(Bb est.)
Tear Drop (Texas)  3009  No rating Loving Cajun Style
Jimmy Donley
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TD-515 Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#9)
Bullet Starflite LP 2002 (#10)
    No rating Baby Heaven Sent Me You
Jimmy Donley
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TD-514 Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#8)
1963/Aug.
(Bb est.)
Tear Drop (Texas)  3017  No rating You're Why I'm So Lonely
Jimmy Donley
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TD-JD-1 Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#10)
Bullet Starflite LP 2002 (#11)
    No rating Let Me Told You
Jimmy Donley
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TD-JD-2 Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#11)
1963/Oct.
(Bb est.)
Tear Drop (Texas)  3021  No rating Santa! Please Don't Pass Me By
Jimmy Donley
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TD-510 Bullet Starflite LP 2002 (#4)
    No rating Santa's Alley
Jimmy Donley
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TD-JD-SA Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#20)
1964/Jan.
(Bb est.)
Tear Drop (Texas)  3026  No rating I Really Got The Blues
Jimmy Donley
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TD-JD-4 Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#13)
    No rating Just A Game
Jimmy Donley
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TD-JD-3 Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#12)
1964/June
(Bb est.)
Tear Drop (Texas)  3034  No rating I'm Lonesome Without The Blues
Jimmy Donley
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TD-JD-2 Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#15)
    No rating Forget The Past
Jimmy Donley
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TD-JD-1 Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#14)
Bullet Norton CD 597 (#15)
Bullet Starflite LP 2002 (#12)
1965
(Bb est.)
Tear Drop (Texas)  3051  No rating Love Bug
Jimmy Donley
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1378 Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#17)
    No rating I'm To Blame
Jimmy Donley
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1377 Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#16)
Bullet Starflite LP 2002 (#9)
1966
(est.)
Tear Drop (Texas)  3119  No rating My Forbidden Love
Jimmy Donley
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LH-2719 Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#19)
Bullet Norton CD 597 (#18)
    No rating Strange Strange Feeling
Jimmy Donley
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LH-2718 Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#18)
Bullet Norton CD 597 (#19)
 
 
Crazy Cajun (Texas)  9001  No rating Think It Over
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Norton CD 597 (#5)
    No rating Santa! Please Don't Pass Me By
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Norton CD 597 (#11)
 
 
Crazy Cajun (Texas)  9002  No rating Forever Lillie Mae
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Norton CD 597 (#6)
Bullet Starflite LP 2002 (#3)
    No rating I Still Care
Jimmy Donley
   
 
 
Crazy Cajun (Texas) 45-9003  No rating I'm To Blame
Jimmy Donley (Alais Kenny James
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A Bullet Norton CD 597 (#16)
    No rating Love Bug
Jimmy Donley (Alais Kenny James
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B Bullet Norton CD 597 (#17)
 
 
Crazy Cajun (Texas) 45-9004  No rating I Really Got The Blues
Jimmy Donley (Alais Kenny James
Label shot
B Bullet Norton CD 597 (#12)
    No rating Just A Game
Jimmy Donley (Alais Kenny James
Label shot
A Bullet Norton CD 597 (#13)
 
 
Crazy Cajun (Texas) 45-9005  No rating Let Me Told You
Jimmy Donley (Alais Kenny James
Label shot
B Bullet Norton CD 597 (#9)
    No rating You're Why I'm So Lonely
Jimmy Donley (Alais Kenny James
Label shot
A Bullet Norton CD 597 (#10)
 
 
Crazy Cajun (Texas) 45-9006  No rating Baby! Heaven Sent Me You
Jimmy Donley (Alais Kenny James
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A Bullet Norton CD 597 (#8)
    No rating Door To My Heart
Jimmy Donley (Alais Kenny James
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B  
 
 
Crazy Cajun (Texas) 45-9007  No rating Hello! Remember Me
Jimmy Donley (Alais Kenny James
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B Bullet Norton CD 597 (#3)
    No rating A Woman's Gonna Have Her Way
Jimmy Donley (Alais Kenny James
Label shot
A Bullet Norton CD 597 (#2)
 
 
Crazy Cajun (Texas)  9008  No rating Honey Stop Twistin'
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Norton CD 597 (#4)
    No rating Please Mr. Sandman
Jimmy Donley
   
 
 
Crazy Cajun (Texas) 45-9009  No rating Baby Ain't That Love
Jimmy Donley (Alais Kenny James
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B Bullet Starflite LP 2002 (#6)
    No rating Loving Cajun Style
Jimmy Donley (Alais Kenny James
Label shot
A Bullet Norton CD 597 (#7)
 
 
Crazy Cajun (Texas) 45-9010  No rating Born To Be A Loser
Jimmy Donley (Alais Kenny James
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B Bullet Norton CD 597 (#26)
Bullet Starflite LP 2002 (#1)
    No rating Now I Know
Jimmy Donley (Alais Kenny James
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A  
Original LPs
 
 
Tear Drop (Texas) LPM3002 
Memorial To The Unforgettable Jimmy Donley [mono]
No rating Forever Lillie Mae
Jimmy Donley
   
    No rating I'm To Blame
Jimmy Donley
   
    No rating Forget The Past
Jimmy Donley
   
    No rating Hello! Remember Me
Jimmy Donley
   
    No rating Loving Cajun Style
Jimmy Donley
   
    No rating Baby Ain't That Love
Jimmy Donley
   
    No rating Please Mr. Sandman
Jimmy Donley
   
    No rating Santa! Please Don't Pass Me By
Jimmy Donley
   
    No rating That's The Way It's Gonna Be
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Starflite LP 2002 (#8)
    No rating Think It Over
Jimmy Donley
   
    No rating Born To Be A Loser
Jimmy Donley
   
    No rating You're Why I'm So Lonely
Jimmy Donley
   
Unissued Tracks
1957
 
Decca (N.Y.)  uniss.  No rating Child Love [vers. 1]
Jimmy Donley
101893 Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#2)
    No rating Child Love [vers. 2]
Jimmy Donley
103772 Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#21)
Bullet Charly LP 30265 (#15)
 
 
Decca (N.Y.)  uniss.  No rating I'm Alone [alt. vers.]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#25)
    No rating Radio, Jukebox And T.V. [alt. vers.]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#23)
1959
 
Decca (N.Y.)  uniss.  No rating Arleeta [vers. 1]
Jimmy Donley
106960 Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#10)
    No rating Arleeta [vers. 2]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#22)
    No rating Give Me My Freedom
Jimmy Donley
107862 Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#12)
Bullet Charly LP 30265 (#10)
1960
 
Decca (N.Y.)  uniss.  No rating I've Been There
Jimmy Donley
109061 Bullet Bear Family CD 16534 (#16)
1962-63
 
Tear Drop (Texas)  uniss.  No rating Ain't Nobody's Business [vers. 1]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Edsel CD 597 (#4)
    No rating Ain't Nobody's Business [vers. 2]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Edsel CD 597 (#21)
    No rating Baby Ain't That Love [alt. vers.]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#24)
    No rating Domino Twist
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Norton CD 597 (#22)
    No rating The Domino Twist (Dance With Mr. Domino)
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#44)
    No rating Don't Fall In Love
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#48)
    No rating Don't Tell Me
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Edsel CD 597 (#12)
    No rating Don't You Know
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#49)
    No rating Forever Lillie Mae [alt. vers.]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#32)
    No rating Four Dried Beans [vers. 1]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Edsel CD 597 (#13)
    No rating Four Dried Beans [vers. 2]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Edsel CD 597 (#20)
    No rating Gonna Make My Home Where I Hang My Hat
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Edsel CD 597 (#1)
    No rating The Hip Hop
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Edsel CD 597 (#15)
    No rating Honey Stop Twistin' [alt. vers.]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#29)
    No rating Hurt Hurt Hurt [vers. 1]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Edsel CD 597 (#6)
    No rating Hurt Hurt Hurt [vers. 2]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Edsel CD 597 (#17)
    No rating I Need You
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#50)
    No rating I Really Got The Blues [alt. vers.]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#36)
    No rating I Still Care [alt. vers.]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#25)
Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#51)
    No rating I'll Keep On Movin'
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#56)
    No rating I'm Lonesome Without The Blues
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Norton CD 597 (#14)
    No rating I'm Lonesome Without The Blues [alt. vers.]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#21)
    No rating I'm To Blame [alt. vers.]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#22)
    No rating I've Gotta Go Home
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Edsel CD 597 (#5)
    No rating If I Knew You Didn't Know Better
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#52)
    No rating If That's The Way You Want It
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#42)
    No rating It's Time To Say Goodbye
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#55)
    No rating It's You I'm Missing AKA But What Can I Do
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#46)
    No rating Johnny Ace Medley [vers. 1]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Edsel CD 597 (#9)
    No rating Johnny Ace Medley [vers. 2]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Edsel CD 597 (#18)
    No rating Just A Game [alt. vers.]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#35)
    No rating Let Me Told You [alt. vers.]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#34)
    No rating Little Cajun
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#43)
    No rating Little Coquette
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Edsel CD 597 (#11)
    No rating Love Bug [alt. vers.]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#23)
    No rating Loving Cajun Style [alt. vers.]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#33)
    No rating Mathilda
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#40)
    No rating Message To Huey/A Woman's Gotta Have Her Way [alt. vers.]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#27)
    No rating Oh How It Hurts
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Norton CD 597 (#25)
    No rating Our Last Goodbye
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#47)
    No rating Please Mr. Sandman [alt. vers.]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#28)
    No rating Rockin' Bicycle
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#41)
Bullet Norton CD 597 (#20)
    No rating Rose Mary
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#45)
    No rating Santa! Don't Pass Me By [alt. vers.]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#30)
    No rating Slow Walk You Down
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Edsel CD 597 (#8)
    No rating Somethin' You Got
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Edsel CD 597 (#7)
    No rating Spare Me The Details
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#39)
    No rating Stealing [vers. 1]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Edsel CD 597 (#2)
    No rating Stealing [vers. 2]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Edsel CD 597 (#16)
    No rating Stop The Clock
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#38)
Bullet Norton CD 597 (#23)
    No rating Think It Over [alt. vers.]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#31)
    No rating Tribute To Sam Cooke [vers. 1]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Edsel CD 597 (#10)
    No rating Tribute To Sam Cooke [vers. 2]
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Edsel CD 597 (#19)
    No rating Two Sides To The Story Of Love
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#26)
Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#53)
Bullet Norton CD 597 (#24)
    No rating Wake Up Little Susie
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Edsel CD 597 (#14)
    No rating What A Price
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#37)
Bullet Norton CD 597 (#21)
    No rating Workin' Man's Blues
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Edsel CD 597 (#3)
    No rating You're Lonely Too
Jimmy Donley
  Bullet Ace CD 1324 (#54)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1985Eagle (Germany) 323LPRock 'N Roll Party, Vol. 1
1986Charly (England) CR 30265LPGive Me My Freedom / Jimmy Donley
1994MCA 11119CDDecca Rock & Roll Collection
1999Edsel (England) EDCD 597CDBorn To Be A Loser: The Crazy Cajun Recordings / Jimmy Donley
Norton (United States) 597CDBorn To Be A Loser: The Crazy Cajun Recordings / Jimmy Donley
2011Ace (England) CDTOP2 1324CDIn the Key Of Heartbreak: The Complete Teardrop Singles And More / Jimmy Donley
Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 098CDSassy Sugar: The Pure Essence Of Nashville Rock & Roll
year?Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16534CDThe Shape You Left Me In / Jimmy Donley
Lesley LESCD 3CDThe Lost Story Of The Rock-A-Ballad, Vol. 2
Sheik (Spain) LP 506LPSaints And Sinners, Vol. 6
Starflite LP 2002LPBorn To Be A Loser / Jimmy Donley


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