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Masters, Sammy

Real name Samuel Todd Lawmaster. Born 1930 in Sasakawa, Okla. Died in 2013.

References:

  • Feature article and sessionography in issue 59 (1996) of Rockin' Fifties.

Notes:


Original Releases

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Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1951/Mar.
(Bb est.)
Cormac (Calif.)  1171  [45] No rating Lost Little Nickel
Sammy Masters
(from unknown source)
  Bullet Ecco-Fonic EP 1012 (#2)
    No rating May I Call You Darling?
Sammy Masters
   
1956/May 26
Bb c&w rev.
4 Star (Calif.)  1695  [78] No rating Pink Cadillac
Sammy Masters & His Rocking Rhythm
Label shot
6869  
    No rating Some Like It Hot
Sammy Masters & His Rocking Rhythm
Label shot
6870  
1956/May 26
Bb c&w rev.
4 Star (Calif.)  1695-45 [45] Pertinent Pink Cadillac
Sammy Masters & His Rocking Rhythm
Label shot
(from Ace CD 768)
6869 Bullet 4 Star CD 004 (#24)
Bullet Ace CD 768 (#6)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16876 (#1)
Bullet Big Mike's CD (#13)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55093 (#5)
Bullet Cadillac LP 1958 (#7)
Bullet Cat CD 1033 (#10)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 113 (#41)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 147 (#21)
Bullet Fed CD 05 (#21)
Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#1)
Bullet Lucky CD 811 (#11)
Bullet Mustang CD 5 (#8)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 504 (#25)
Bullet Presto CD [HR&C] (#47)
Bullet Presto CD 2 (#2)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#49)
Bullet Rockin' Sammy EP 144 (#2)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1145 (#61)
    Pertinent Some Like It Hot
Sammy Masters & His Rocking Rhythm
Label shot
(from Ace CD 768)
6870 Bullet 4 Star CD 004 (#25)
Bullet Ace CD 768 (#14)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16876 (#5)
Bullet GVC CD 2018 (#49)
Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#2)
Bullet Mustang CD 5 (#12)
Bullet P-Vine CD 2466 (#12)
Bullet Rockin' Sammy EP 144 (#6)
1956/Oct.
(Bb est.)
Modern (Calif.)  1003  [78] No rating Pink Cadillac
Johnny Todd
   
    No rating What's Up
Johnny Todd
   
1956/Oct.
(Bb est.)
Modern (Calif.) 45x1003  [45] Pertinent Pink Cadillac
Johnny Todd
Label shot
(from Ace 10 32)
3086 Bullet Ace 10 32 (#6)
Bullet Ace LP 185 (#9)
Bullet Ace CD 218 (#12)
Bullet Ace LP 218 (#12)
Bullet Bop CD 006 (#10)
Bullet Cascade LP 1003 (#1)
Bullet Cascade LP 1009 (#17)
Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#8)
Bullet NME LP 5 (#13)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 066 (#8)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 122 (#2)
Bullet P-Vine CD 2466 (#11)
    No rating What's Up
Johnny Todd
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3087  
1956/Oct.
(Bb est.)
4 Star (Calif.)  1697  [78] No rating Whop-T-Bop
Sammy Masters & His Rocking Rhythm
   
    No rating Flat Feet
Sammy Masters & His Rocking Rhythm
   
1956/Oct.
(Bb est.)
4 Star (Calif.)  1697-45 [45] Pertinent Whop-T-Bop
Sammy Masters & His Rocking Rhythm
Label shot
(from 45)
6872 Bullet Rockin' Sammy EP 144 (#1)
    Pertinent Flat Feet
Sammy Masters & His Rocking Rhythm
Label shot
(from Chief CD 1156501)
6874 Bullet 4 Star CD 004 (#26)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16876 (#20)
Bullet Chief CD 1156501 (#8)
Bullet Fed CD 01 (#16)
Bullet Fed EP 05 (#1)
Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#4)
Bullet Mustang CD 6 (#28)
Bullet Presto CD 1 (#59)
Bullet Rockin' Sammy EP 144 (#5)
1956/Nov. 3
Bb c&w rev.
4 Star (Calif.)  1697-45 [45] Pertinent Whop-T-Bop
Sammy Masters & His Rockin' Rhythm
Label shot
6872 Bullet 4 Star CD 004 (#27)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16876 (#10)
Bullet Fed CD 01 (#29)
Bullet Fed EP 08 (#2)
Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#3)
Bullet Mustang CD 6 (#21)
Bullet Presto CD 3 (#19)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#81)
    Pertinent 2 Rock-A-4
Sammy Masters & His Rockin' Rhythm
Label shot
(from unknown source)
6873 Bullet 4 Star CD 004 (#28)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16876 (#15)
Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#5)
Bullet Lenox CD 1010 (#1)
Bullet Mustang CD 6 (#3)
Bullet Orbit CD 5904 (#1)
Bullet Presto CD 7 (#8)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#25)
Bullet Rockin' Sammy EP 144 (#3)
1957/June
(Bb est.)
4 Star (Calif.)  1707-45 [45] Pertinent Angel
Sammy Masters & His Rockin' Rhythm
Label shot
(from unknown source)
6913  
    Non-pertinent My Heart Is A Hobo
Sammy Masters & His Rockin' Rhythm
Label shot
(from unknown source)
6912  
1957/Aug. 5
Bb c&w rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-30402  [45] No rating Tall Grow The Sycamores
Sammy Masters
Label shot
(from unknown source)
45-102854  
    No rating The Drifter
Sammy Masters
Label shot
(from unknown source)
45-102855+  
 
 
Sammy Masters (Calif.) SM-EPF-17  [45 EP] Pertinent Angel
Sammy Masters
Label shot
(from EP)
B Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#6)
    Non-pertinent My Heart Is A Hobo
Sammy Masters
B Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#7)
    Non-pertinent Tall Grows The Sycamore
Sammy Masters
Label shot
A Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#9)
    Non-pertinent The Drifter
Sammy Masters
A Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#10)
 
 
4 Star (Calif.) EP-26  [45 EP] Pertinent Stop The World (And Let Me Off)
Sammy Masters
Label shot
A  
    Pertinent Pink Cadillac
Sammy Masters
(from EP)
A  
    Pertinent A Wonderful Time Up There
Sammy Masters
Label shot
(from EP)
B  
    Non-pertinent Tall Grows The Sycamores
Sammy Masters
B  
1958/Oct. 6
Bb pop rev.
4 Star (Calif.)  1727x45 [45] No rating Jodie
Sammy Masters
Label shot
(from unknown source)
7021-C Bullet 4 Star CD 004 (#23)
Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#11)
    No rating If I Could See The World (Thru The Eyes Of A Child)
Sammy Masters
Label shot
6964-C  
 
 
Moonglow (N.Y.)  5015x45 [45] No rating Whop-T-Bop
Sammy Masters & His Rockin' Rhythm
Label shot
6872  
    No rating 2-Rock-A-4
Sammy Masters & His Rockin' Rhythm
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6873  
1958-59
BMI clear.
Moonglow (N.Y.)  5018x45 [45] No rating Pink Cadillac
Sammy Masters
   
    No rating Some Like It Hot
Sammy Masters
   
1959/Oct.
(Bb est.)
Warner Bros. (Calif.)  5102  [45] No rating Rockin' Red Wing
Sammy Masters
(from unknown source)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 17538 (#18)
Bullet Cruisin' LP 58344 (#19)
Bullet Fed CD 04 (#28)
    No rating Lonely Weekend
Sammy Masters
   
1960/Feb. 1
Bb pop rev.
Lode (Calif.)  108  [45]
(pressed by RCA)
Borderline Rockin' Red Wing
Sammy Masters
Label shot
(from Buffalo Bop CD 55011)
K9OW-4909 Bullet Ace CD 850 (#6)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55011 (#25)
Bullet Hop CD 999 (#11)
Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#12)
Bullet Rockin' Sammy EP 144 (#4)
    Borderline Lonely Weekend
Sammy Masters
Label shot
K9OW-4910  
1960/July 11
Bb pop rev.
Lode (Calif.)  109  [45] No rating Charolette (In The Pink Corvette)
Sammy Masters
Label shot
LM-4911  
    No rating Golden Slippers
Sammy Masters
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LM-4912 Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#13)
1960/Aug.
(Bb est.)
Dot (Calif.) 45-16123  [45] No rating Charolette (In The Pink Corvette)
Sammy Masters
MB-15145  
    No rating Golden Slippers
Sammy Masters
MB-15144  
1961/Nov. 6
Bb pop rev.
Lode (Calif.)  114  [45]
(pressed by RCA)
No rating Never
Sammy Masters
Label shot
M8OW-1627  
    No rating Pierre The Poodle And The Puppy Dogs
Sammy Masters
Label shot
M8OW-1626  
1962/June 2
Bb pop rev.
Galahad (Calif.) G-506  [45] No rating Stick Around Joe
Sammy Masters
(from unknown source)
  Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#14)
    No rating Remind Me Baby
Sammy Masters
   
 
 
Galahad (Calif.) G-533  [45] No rating I Fought The Law (And The Law Won)
Sammy Masters
Label shot
B  
    No rating A Big Man Cried
Sammy Masters
Label shot
A  
1964/Sept.
(Bb est.)
Kapp (N.Y.) K-613  [45] No rating I Fought The Law (And The Law Won)
Sammy Masters
Label shot
K-8390  
    No rating A Big Man Cried
Sammy Masters
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K-8393 Bullet Beaver LP 3307 (#13)
 
 
Galahad (Calif.) G-537  [45] No rating All Alone In San Antone
Sammy Masters
Label shot
A  
    No rating Roses Remind Me Of You
Sammy Masters
Label shot
B  
1964/Dec. 19
Bb pop rev.
Kapp (N.Y.) K-638  [45] No rating Louisiana Jane
Sammy Masters
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K-8750 Bullet Hydra LP 7708 (#15)
    No rating Barcelona Baby
Sammy Masters
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K-8732  
 
 
D&R (loc?)  109  [45] No rating You Can Have Her
Ron Russell / Sammy Masters Band
   
    No rating You Can Have Her – (instr.)
Sammy Masters Band
   
 
 
[unissued]     [unissued] No rating Gone Man Gone
Sammy Masters
(from unknown source)
  Bullet Ecco-Fonic EP 1012 (#3)
 
 
[unissued]     [unissued] Pertinent Twin Pipes And Pin Stripes
Sammy Masters
(from Buffalo Bop CD 55184)
  Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55184 (#20)
Bullet Ecco-Fonic EP 1012 (#1)
1959
 
Warner Bros. (Calif.)     [unissued] No rating Rockin' Red Wing [alt. vers.]
Sammy Masters
(from unknown source)
  Bullet Ecco-Fonic EP 1012 (#4)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1981Ace (England) CH 3210Modern Rockabilly
Cadillac (Germany) 1958LPBoppin' Cadillac
Cruisin' (England) 58344LPRed Hot Rockabillies
1983Cascade (England) DROP 1003LPTwenty Great Rockabilly Hits Of The 50's, Vol. 1
1985Cascade (England) DROP 1009LPTwenty Great Rockabilly Hits Of The 50's, Vol. 2
1986Ace (England) CH 185LPModern Rock 'N' Roll And Rockabilly
1987Ace (England) CDCH 218CDThe Fifties: Rockabilly Fever
NME (England) PRO 5LPI Dreamt I Was Elvis
1988Hydra (Germany) BLK 7708LPRockin' Red Wing / Sammy Masters
1992Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156501CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 1
1993Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55011CDWa-Chic-Ka-Nocka
1994Cat (Netherlands) 1033CDCalling All Rock 'N' Roll Collectors, Vol. 1
P-Vine (Japan) PCD 2466CDLong Gone Daddy: Kent/RPM Greatest Rockabillies
1995Beaver (Belgium) BLP 3307LPThat's Rock & Roll, Vol. 7
1997Lucky (England) CDLR 811CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 11
2000Ace (England) CDCHD 768CDLong Gone Daddies
Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55093CDRockin' Cadillac
2002Ace (England) CDCHD 850CDThe Golden Age Of American Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 10
2003Presto Vol. 2CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 2
2007Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55184CDHot Rod Race
Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
2008GVC 2018CDHollywood Hep Cats
Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 1145CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 2
2011Fantastic Voyage (England) FVDD 113CDThree Months To Kill: West Coast Rock
Not Now Music NOT3CD 066CDRoyal Rockabilly Flush
Not Now Music NOT2CD 122CDRockabilly Riot
2012Fantastic Voyage (England) FVDD 147CDCadillac Cuties And Hot Rod Heroes
2013Not Now Music NOT2CD 504CDHot Rod Rockabilly
2017Bear Family (Germany) BCD 17538CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 28 (Warner Bros./Reprise)
year?4 Star FSCD- 004CD4 Star
Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16876CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 26 (Four Star)
Big Mike's CDGet Your Kicks: 25 Vintage Rockers
Bop BOP- 006CDSaturday Night On Bop Street, Vol. 6
Ecco-Fonic (United States) 45 EF 1012EPTwin Pipes And Pin Stripes / Sammy Masters
Fed (Sweden) 01CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 1
Fed (Sweden) 04CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 4
Fed (Sweden) 05CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 5
Fed (Sweden) 08EPuntitled
Hop 999CDHillbilly Hop
Lenox (France) CD 1010CDHillbilly Rock, Vol. 1
Mustang MUST 5CDBig Boy Rock
Mustang MUST 6CDSaturday Jump
Orbit (United States) 5904CDRock N Roll Dance Party, Vol. 4
Presto [HR&C]CDHot Rods & Cadillacs
Presto Vol. 1CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 1
Presto Vol. 3CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 3
Presto Vol. 7CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 7
Rockin' Sammy EP 144EPRockin' Sammy / Sammy Masters


Acknowledgments:  Stephane Chatain, Scott Cheesebrew, Marc Coulavin, Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Andy Gallagher, Hepcat Records, Rob Karman, Stephan Koenig, Bernd Kratochwil, Gerd Miller, Gary Myers, Michel Proost, Rockabilly Ranch, RockabillyDukeBox, Mike Smyth, Bjorn Witlox, Jos Wouters, highnumbers


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