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Reardon, Eddie

Born in Jersey City, N.J. Died in 1992.

References:

  • Article in issue 48 (1987) of Now Dig This.
  • Feature article and discography in issue 78 (1998) of American Music Magazine.
  • Article in issue 221 (2001) of Now Dig This.

Original Releases

Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1955/Jan. 29
Bb pop rev.
X (N.Y.) 4X-0096  No rating Label shot Rock Love — Eddie Fontaine With Neal Hefti And The Excels F4PW-0948 Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#20)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#20)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#20)
Bullet Jalo LP 33102 (#16)
Bullet Musidisc/DCA CD 107812 (#6)
Bullet Pan American CD 56031 (#17)
Bullet Patti LP 8002 (#2)
Bullet Proper CD 146 (#12)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#20)
    No rating Label shot All My Love Belongs To You — Eddie Fontaine With Neal Hefti And The Excels F4PW-0949 Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#13)
1955/Mar. 26
Bb pop rev.
X (N.Y.) 4X-0108  No rating Label shot I Miss You So — Eddie Fontaine With The Excels And Sid Bass And His Orchestra F4PW-1495 Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#19)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#19)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#19)
Bullet Musidisc/DCA CD 107812 (#18)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#25)
    No rating Label shot On Bended Knee — Eddie Fontaine With The Excels And Sid Bass And His Orchestra F4PW-1496 Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#18)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#18)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#18)
Bullet Jalo LP 33102 (#17)
Bullet Musidisc/DCA CD 107812 (#5)
Bullet Patti LP 8002 (#8)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#21)
1955/May 14
Bb pop rev.
X (N.Y.) 4X-0128  Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Rollin' Stone — Eddie Fontaine With The Excels And Sid Bass And His Orchestra F4PW-3297 Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#21)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#21)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#21)
Bullet Jalo LP 33102 (#19)
Bullet Pan American CD 56033 (#2)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#23)
    No rating Label shot I'm Through Chasing After You — Eddie Fontaine With The Excels And Sid Bass And His Orchestra F4PW-1140 Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#27)
1955/July 16
Bb pop rev.
X (N.Y.) 4X-0151  No rating Poor Little Monday — Eddie Fontaine With Orchestra And Chorus Conducted By Marty Gold F4PW-4563 Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#22)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#22)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#22)
Bullet Musidisc/DCA CD 107812 (#16)
    No rating Label shot The Rain Song — Eddie Fontaine F4PW-4562 Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#23)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#23)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#23)
Bullet Jalo LP 33102 (#20)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#24)
1956
(Bb est.)
X (N.Y.) 4X-0184  No rating Boom-De-De-Boom — Eddie Fontaine F4PW-8015 Bullet Jalo LP 33102 (#18)
Bullet Patti LP 8002 (#9)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#22)
    No rating Label shot Turn The Light On — Eddie Fontaine F4PW-8014  
1956/Feb. 11
Bb pop rev.
Vik (N.Y.) 4X-0193  No rating Label shot I Look At You — Eddie Fontaine With Orchestra And Chorus Directed By Joe Thomas G4PW-1136  
    No rating Label shot Here 'Tis — Eddie Fontaine With Orchestra And Chorus Directed By Joe Thomas G4PW-1137 Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#24)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#24)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#24)
Bullet Jalo LP 33102 (#7)
Bullet Musidisc/DCA CD 107812 (#17)
Bullet Pan American CD 56019 (#16)
Bullet Patti LP 8002 (#7)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#8)
1956/Apr. 14
Bb pop rev.
Vik (N.Y.) 4X-0203  No rating Label shot Stand On That Rock — Eddie Fontaine With Orchestra Directed By Joe Thomas G4PW-1138 Bullet Jalo LP 33102 (#8)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#9)
    No rating Label shot Baby You Did This To Me — Eddie Fontaine With Orchestra Directed By Joe Thomas G4PW-1139 Bullet Jalo LP 33102 (#9)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#10)
1956/Aug. 25
Bb pop rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-30042  Borderline Label shot Song sample Cool It Baby — Eddie Fontaine With Orchestra Directed By Jack Pleis 45-100345 Bullet Bear Family CD 15623 (#28)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#2)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#2)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5705 (#25)
Bullet Charly LP 30266 (#2)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#2)
Bullet MCA LP 1756 (#5)
Bullet MCA (England) LP 2789 (#5)
Bullet MCA (France) LP 414 048 (#13)
Bullet Musidisc/DCA CD 107812 (#1)
Bullet Pan American CD 56009 (#10)
Bullet Patti LP 8002 (#11)
Bullet Proper CD 146 (#13)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#4)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall — Eddie Fontaine With Orchestra Directed By Jack Pleis 45-100344+ Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#13)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#13)
Bullet Charly LP 30266 (#16)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#13)
Bullet Patti LP 8002 (#5)
1956/Oct. 20
Bb pop rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-30108  No rating Label shot A Rose And A Baby Ruth — Eddie Fontaine With Orchestra Directed By Jack Pleis 45-100686  
    No rating Label shot The Years Before — Eddie Fontaine With Orchestra Directed By Jack Pleis 45-100685 Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#8)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#8)
Bullet Charly LP 30266 (#11)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#8)
1956/Nov. 10
Bb pop rev.
Jalo (S.C.)  102  Pertinent Label shot Song sample It Ain't Gonna Happen No More — Eddie Fontaine B Bullet Jalo LP 33102 (#3)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#3)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Where Is De Woman — Eddie Fontaine A Bullet Jalo LP 33102 (#4)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#5)
1956/Nov. 17
Bb pop rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-30121  No rating Label shot As Far As I'm Concerned — Eddie Fontaine And Karen Chandler, Vocal Duet, With Orchestra Directed By Jack Pleis 45-100688  
    No rating Label shot Til Tonight — Karen Chandler And Eddie Fontaine, Vocal Duet, With Orchestra Directed By Jack Pleis 45-100687+  
1958/Apr. 21
Bb pop rev.
Brunswick (N.Y.) 9-55062  No rating Label shot Who Is Eddie? — Eddie Reardon With The Three Friends And Instrumental Accompaniment 104,708 Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#15)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#15)
Bullet Charly LP 30266 (#5)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#15)
Bullet Musidisc/DCA CD 107812 (#7)
Bullet Patti LP 8002 (#12)
    No rating Label shot Just Tryin' (To Win Your Love) — Eddie Reardon With The Three Friends And Instrumental Accompaniment 104,709+ Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#3)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#3)
Bullet Charly LP 30266 (#6)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#3)
Bullet Musidisc/DCA CD 107812 (#19)
1957/Feb. 16
Bb pop rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-30202  No rating Label shot East Of The Mississippi — Eddie Fontaine 45-101233+ Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#11)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#11)
Bullet Charly LP 30266 (#14)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#11)
Bullet Musidisc/DCA CD 107812 (#14)
Bullet Patti LP 8002 (#15)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#14)
    No rating Label shot I'll Be There — Eddie Fontaine 45-101234 Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#9)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#9)
Bullet Charly LP 30266 (#12)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#9)
Bullet Musidisc/DCA CD 107812 (#13)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#28)
1957/Mar. 23
Bb pop rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-30256  No rating Label shot Money — Eddie Fontaine 45-101579 Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#26)
    No rating Label shot Homesick Blues — Eddie Fontaine 45-100343+ Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#10)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#10)
Bullet Charly LP 30266 (#13)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#10)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#15)
1957/May 20
Bb pop rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-30338  Pertinent Label shot Song sample One And Only — Eddie Fontaine 45-102385 Bullet Bear Family CD 15733 (#29)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#14)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#14)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5707 (#6)
Bullet Charly LP 30266 (#3)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#14)
Bullet MCA LP 1758 (#5)
Bullet MCA (England) LP 3035 (#5)
Bullet MCA (France) LP 414 048 (#15)
Bullet Musidisc/DCA CD 107812 (#9)
Bullet Patti LP 8002 (#3)
Bullet Proper CD 146 (#50)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#12)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Hey Marie, Rock With Me — Eddie Fontaine 45-102387+ Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#4)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#4)
Bullet Charly LP 30266 (#1)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#4)
Bullet Musidisc/DCA CD 107812 (#3)
Bullet Patti LP 8002 (#16)
Bullet Proper CD 146 (#49)
1957/Sept. 23
Bb pop rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-30446  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Honky Tonk Man — Eddie Fontaine With Orch. And Chorus Dir. By Sid Bass 45-102386+ Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#5)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#5)
Bullet Charly LP 30266 (#4)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#5)
Bullet MCA (France) LP 414 048 (#16)
Bullet Musidisc/DCA CD 107812 (#11)
Bullet Patti LP 8002 (#13)
Bullet Proper CD 146 (#74)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Fun Lovin' — Eddie Fontaine With Anita Kerr Singers 45-101576 Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#6)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#6)
Bullet Charly LP 30266 (#10)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#6)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 098 (#36)
Bullet MCA (France) LP 414 048 (#14)
Bullet MCA (Sweden) LP 9279 (#5)
Bullet Musidisc/DCA CD 107812 (#10)
1958/June 2
Bb pop rev.
Chancellor (Pa.) 45-C-1018  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Goodness, It's Gladys! — Eddie Fontaine A Bullet Eagle LP 316 (#1)
Bullet Jalo LP 33102 (#5)
Bullet Patti LP 8002 (#6)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#6)
Bullet Yeaah! CD 505 (#25)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Middle Of The Road — Eddie Fontaine B Bullet Eagle LP 316 (#4)
Bullet Jalo LP 33102 (#6)
Bullet Patti LP 8002 (#14)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#7)
1958/July 14
Bb pop rev.
Sunbeam (N.Y.) S-105  Borderline Label shot Song sample Nothin' Shakin' (But The Leaves On The Trees) — Eddie Fontaine / Arnie Goland (Orch.) M 109 Bullet Century CD [1] (#15)
Bullet Jalo LP 33102 (#11)
Bullet Patti LP 8002 (#20)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#29)
Bullet Wendi LP 000005 (#8)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Oh, Wonderful Night — Eddie Fontaine / Arnie Goland (Orch.) M 110  
1958/Oct. 6
Bb pop rev.
Sunbeam (N.Y.)  112 
(pressed by RCA)
No rating Label shot Nobody Else Can Handle This Job But Me — Gerry Granahan And Eddie Fontaine / Arnie Goland Orch. 5124 J8OW-9904 Bullet Jalo LP 33102 (#12)
Bullet Patti LP 8002 (#10)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#16)
    No rating Label shot I'm Ready As I'll Ever Be — Gerry Granahan And Eddie Fontaine / Arnie Goland Orch. 5123 J8OW-9903 Bullet Jalo LP 33102 (#14)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#18)
1958/Nov.
(Bb est.)
Sunbeam (N.Y.)  118  No rating Label shot Somethin' Cha-Cha — Eddie Fontaine / Arnie Goland Orch. 5136 Bullet Jalo LP 33102 (#15)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#19)
    No rating Label shot Love Eyes — Eddie Fontaine / Arnie Goland Orch. 5135 Bullet Diwa LP 2 (#10)
Bullet Jalo LP 33102 (#13)
Bullet Patti LP 8002 (#17)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#17)
1958/Aug. 4
Bb pop rev.
Argo (Ill.)  5309  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Nothin' Shakin' — Eddie Fontaine 8746 Bullet Bear Family CD 16123 (#9)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#1)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#1)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5716 (#10)
Bullet Charly LP 30266 (#8)
Bullet Chess LP 6025/6 (#25)
Bullet Chess LP 9173 (#18)
Bullet Chess (England) LP 2002 (#9)
Bullet Chess (England) LP 9124 213 (#9)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#1)
Bullet GVC CD 2003 (#45)
Bullet Jalo LP 33102 (#1)
Bullet MCA (Japan) CD 22017 (#20)
Bullet Musidisc/DCA CD 107812 (#2)
Bullet NPR LP 7304 (#13)
Bullet Patti LP 8002 (#1)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#1)
Bullet Vogue LP 522016 (#18)
Bullet Vogue CD 670076 (#18)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Don't Ya Know — Eddie Fontaine 8747 Bullet Bear Family CD 16123 (#23)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#16)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#16)
Bullet Charly LP 30266 (#7)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#16)
Bullet Jalo LP 33102 (#2)
Bullet Musidisc/DCA CD 107812 (#8)
Bullet Patti LP 8002 (#4)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#2)
1961/Oct. 6
Bb pop rev.
Warner Bros. (Calif.)  5313  Non-pertinent Label shot I'm Gonna Settle Down — Eddie Fontaine / Orchestra Conducted by Don Ralke EX 12766 Bullet Patti LP 8002 (#19)
    No rating Label shot My Heart Belongs To You — Eddie Fontaine / Orchestra Conducted by Don Ralke EX 12764  
1963/Feb.
(Bb est.)
Warner Bros. (Calif.)  5345  No rating All That I Want Is You — Eddie Reardon EX12765  
    No rating Label shot ( It's No) Sin — Eddie Fontaine / Orchestra Directed by Don Ralke EX12767 Bullet Patti LP 8002 (#18)
Unissued Tracks
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Bamboo Blues — Eddie Reardon    
    No rating Lack Of Money — Eddie Reardon    
    No rating Liza — Eddie Reardon    
    No rating Run Elmer Run — Eddie Reardon   Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#7)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#7)
Bullet Charly LP 30266 (#9)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#7)
Bullet Musidisc/DCA CD 107812 (#12)
    No rating Tryin' To Get To You — Eddie Reardon   Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#25)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#25)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#25)
Bullet Musidisc/DCA CD 107812 (#20)
    No rating You Can't See The Sun When You're Crying — Eddie Reardon   Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#12)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#12)
Bullet Charly LP 30266 (#15)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#12)
Bullet Musidisc/DCA CD 107812 (#15)

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1974Diwa (Netherlands) LP 2LPLet's Bop Cats
NPR (Germany) 7304LPArchive Series, Vol. 4
1977MCA (England) (England) MCFM 2789LPRare Rockabilly, Vol. 2
1978Chess (England) (England) 9124 213LPChess Rockabillies
MCA (France) (France) 414 048LPStars Of The Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 19
1979MCA (England) (England) MCF 3035LPRare Rockabilly, Vol. 4
1980Wendi (Australia) LP 000005LPRockin' At The Zoo
1981MCA (Sweden) (Sweden) COPS 9279LPHappy Days Of Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 3
1982Chess (England) (England) CXMP 2002LPRhythm & Rock
Eagle (Germany) 316LPAt The Rockhouse, Vol. 6
1985Chess PLP- 6025/6LPJust Go Wild And Boppin'
1986Jalo (Germany) 33102LPNothin' Shakin' / Eddie Fontaine
MCA 1756LPDecca Rare Rockabilly, Vol. 2
MCA 1758LPDecca Rare Rockabilly, Vol. 4
1988Charly (England) CR 30266LPRock With Me / Eddie Fontaine
1989Big Beat (France) (France) 7931732CDCool It, Baby / Eddie Fontaine
1990EMI (France) (France) 93173CDWho's Eddie / Eddie Fontaine
1991Musidisc/DCA 107812CDCool It Baby / Eddie Fontaine
1992Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15623CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 2
1993Big Tone (England) BT 5705CDMCA Rockabillies, Vol. 1
Big Tone (England) BT 5707CDMCA Rockabillies, Vol. 3
Big Tone (England) BT 5716CDMCA Rockabillies, Vol. 4
1994Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15733CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 6
Vogue 670076CDChess Rockabillies
1996Big Beat (France) (France) BBR 00039CDCool It Baby / Eddie Fontaine
1998MCA (Japan) (Japan) MVCE 22017CDChess 50th Anniversary Rock & Roll Collection
2000Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16123CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 10 (Chess Records)
2008Pan American (Switzerland) 56019CDRed Hot Love
Pan American (Switzerland) 56031CDHigh Heels
Pan American (Switzerland) 56033CDFive Foot Two Eyes Of Blue
Proper PROPERBOX 146CDRare Rock 'N' Roll Rampage
2009GVC 2003CDWindy City Bop: Chicago Rockabilly (1954-58)
2011Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 098CDSassy Sugar: The Pure Essence Of Nashville Rock & Roll
year?Century (Canada) [1]CDRockabilly City
Chess CH 9173LPChess Rockabillies: Just Go Wild Over Rock & Roll
Pan American (Switzerland) 56009CDHey Mama
Patti (Australia) 8002LPCool It Baby! / Eddie Fontaine
Teenager (United States) CD 603CDNothin' Shakin' / Eddie Fontaine
Vogue 522016LPOriginal Rock & Roll Classics
Yeaah! CD 505CDTeen Town USA, Vol. 5


Acknowledgments:  Bear Family catalog, CMF Library, Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Rob Karman, Tom Krajina, Gerd Miller, John Neal, Michel Proost, Rockabilly Ranch, Ake Roos, Bill Smoker, Peter Staehli, Tapio Vaisanen, Joe Wajgel, Tony Watson, Peter van Wilsem, Bjorn Witlox


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