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Traits

Members from 1957 to 1962 included Roy Head, Jerry Gibson, Tommy Bolton, Dan Buie, George Frazier, and Bill Pennington.

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Original Releases

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Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1959/June 15
Bb pop rev.
TNT (Texas) TNT-164  [45] Pertinent One More Time
The Traits
Label shot
(from 45)
- Bullet Big Rumble LP 100 (#1)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55167 (#16)
Bullet Collectables CD 0596 (#2)
Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#4)
Bullet Collectables CD 5555 (#11)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#1)
Bullet Lucky CD 808 (#10)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#1)
Bullet Presto CD 10 (#54)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#1)
Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#7)
Bullet TNT CD 00135 (#21)
Bullet Teenage Heaven LP 376 (#16)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#5)
    Borderline Don't Be Blue
The Traits
Label shot
(from 45)
+ Bullet Collectables CD 0596 (#10)
Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#3)
Bullet Collectables CD 5555 (#12)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#6)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#2)
Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#1)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#7)
1959/Nov. 2
Bb pop rev.
TNT (Texas)  175  [45] Pertinent Live It Up
The Traits
Label shot
(from Buffalo Bop CD 55167)
+ Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55167 (#1)
Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#1)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#3)
Bullet Eagle LP 313 (#4)
Bullet Enviken CD 101 (#22)
Bullet Folkline CD 92 (#4)
Bullet Legend LP 1005 (#8)
Bullet Luxel CD 7103 (#17)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#3)
Bullet Presto CD 10 (#33)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#3)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#3)
    No rating Yes I Do
The Traits
Label shot
- Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#2)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#9)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#4)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#2)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#6)
1960/Mar.
(est.)
TNT (Texas)  177  [45] Pertinent My Baby's Fine
The Traits / Vocal, Roy Head
Label shot
(from Buffalo Bop CD 55167)
+ Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55167 (#4)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#4)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#5)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#4)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#4)
    No rating Here I Am In Love Again
The Traits / Vocal, Roy Head
Label shot
- Bullet Norton LP 358 (#6)
Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#11)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#9)
1960/Aug.
BMI clear.
TNT (Texas)  181  [45] Pertinent Summertime Love
The Traits
Label shot
(from Buffalo Bop CD 55167)
+ Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55167 (#24)
Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#5)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#5)
Bullet Eagle LP 304 (#1)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#7)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#5)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#10)
    No rating Your Turn To Cry
The Traits
Label shot
- Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#7)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#8)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#6)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#13)
1961/Mar.
BMI clear.
TNT (Texas)  185  [45] Borderline Walking All Day
The Traits / Vocal, Roy Head
Label shot
(from Buffalo Bop CD 55167)
+ Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55167 (#10)
Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#7)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#2)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#9)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#7)
Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#3)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#14)
    Non-pertinent Night Time Blues – (instr.)
The Traits
Label shot
- Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#6)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#8)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#10)
Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#4)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#8)
 
 
TNT (Texas)  194  [45] Borderline One More Time
Roy Head And The Traits
Label shot
(from 45)
+ Bullet Collectables CD 0596 (#3)
Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#8)
Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#11)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#11)
Bullet TNT LP 101 (#10)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#18)
    Non-pertinent Don't Be Blue
Roy Head And The Traits
Label shot
(from 45)
- Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#14)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#12)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#19)
1962/Mar. 24
Bb pop rev.
Renner (Texas) RR-221  [45] No rating Little Mama
The Traits / Vocal, Roy Head
Label shot
+ Bullet Kool LP 1 (#4)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#13)
    Non-pertinent Linda Lou
The Traits / Vocal, Roy Head
Label shot
(from Buffalo Bop CD 55181)
- Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55181 (#12)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#14)
Bullet Wild LP 2 (#5)
1962/June 9
Bb pop rev.
Ascot (N.Y.) AS2108  [45] No rating Little Mama
The Traits / Vocal By Roy Head
Label shot
B  
    No rating Linda Lou
The Traits / Vocal By Roy Head
Label shot
(from unknown source)
A  
1962/Sept. 15
Bb pop rev.
Renner (Texas) RR-229  [45] No rating Woe Woe
The Traits / Vocal, Roy Head
Label shot
+ Bullet Collectables CD 5555 (#2)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#15)
Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#5)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#11)
    No rating Got My Mojo Working
The Traits / Vocal, Roy Head
Label shot
- Bullet Collectables CD 5555 (#3)
Bullet Norton LP 358 (#16)
Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#6)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#12)
 
 
Suave (Calif.)  712  [45] No rating Teen-Age Letter
Roy Head And The Traits
Label shot
1082  
    No rating Pain
Roy Head And The Traits
   
1964
(Bb est.)
Backbeat (Texas)  543  [45] Borderline Teen-Age Letter
Roy Head And The Traits
Label shot
(from 45)
UV 5090  
    Non-pertinent Pain
Roy Head And The Traits
Label shot
(from 45)
UV 5091  
1965
(Bb est.)
Backbeat (Texas)  546  [45] No rating Treat Her Right
Roy Head And The Traits
Label shot
UV 5100 Bullet TNT LP 101 (#8)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#1)
    No rating So Long, My Love
Roy Head And The Traits
Label shot
UV 5099 Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#2)
1965
(Bb est.)
Scepter (N.Y.) SCE12116  [45] Borderline Treat Me Right
Roy Head
Label shot
60506  
    Non-pertinent Just A Little Bit
Roy Head
Label shot
60505 Bullet TNT LP 101 (#11)
1965
(Bb est.)
Scepter (N.Y.) SCE12117  [45] Borderline One More Time
Roy Head
  Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#10)
    No rating Won't Be Blue
Roy Head
   
1966
(Bb est.)
Scepter (N.Y.) SCE12124  [45] Non-pertinent Get Back (Vocal)
Roy Head
Label shot
60511 Bullet TNT LP 101 (#9)
    Non-pertinent Get Back (Instrumental – (instr.)
Roy Head
Label shot
60509  
1966
(Bb est.)
Scepter (N.Y.) SCE12138  [45] Borderline One More Time
Roy Head
   
    Non-pertinent Convicted
Roy Head
   
1966
(Bb est.)
Scepter (N.Y.) SCE12169  [45] No rating Harlem Shuffle
The Traits
Label shot
60801 Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#9)
    No rating Somewhere
The Traits
Label shot
60802 Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#10)
1966
(Bb est.)
Backbeat (Texas)  555  [45] No rating Apple Of My Eye
Roy Head And The Traits
Label shot
UV 5111 Bullet TNT LP 101 (#16)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#15)
    No rating I Pass The Day
Roy Head And The Traits
Label shot
UV 5098  
1966/July
(Bb est.)
Backbeat (Texas)  560  [45] No rating My Babe
Roy Head And The Traits
Label shot
ACAG 5119 Bullet TNT LP 101 (#15)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#16)
    No rating Pain
Roy Head And The Traits
Label shot
UV 5091  
1966/July
(Bb est.)
Backbeat (Texas)  563  [45] No rating Wigglin' And Gigglin'
Roy Head
Label shot
UV 5123  
    No rating Driving Wheel
Roy Head
Label shot
UV 5124  
1966/Oct.
(Bb est.)
Backbeat (Texas)  571  [45] No rating Don't Cry No More
Roy Head
Label shot
LRS-5138 Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#30)
    No rating To Make A Big Man Cry
Roy Head
Label shot
LRS-5137  
 
 
Universal (Texas) U-30494  [45] Non-pertinent Harlem Shuffle
The Traits
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LH-2516  
    Non-pertinent Somewhere
The Traits
Label shot
LH-2517  
1968/May
mx series
Universal (Texas) U-30496  [45]
(pressed by Columbia)
No rating Parchman Farm
The Traits
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ZTSB 128419  
    No rating Tramp
The Traits
Label shot
ZTSB 128420  
1965
on label or cover
TNT (Texas) TLP-101  [LP]
Roy Head And The Traits [mono]
Cover shot
No rating One More Time
Roy Head And The Traits
Label shot
1  
    No rating Yes I Do
Roy Head And The Traits
1 Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#8)
    No rating Live It Up
Roy Head And The Traits
1 Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#9)
    No rating My Baby's Fine
Roy Head And The Traits
1 Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#10)
    No rating Here I Am In Love Again
Roy Head And The Traits
1  
    No rating Summertime Love
Roy Head And The Traits
1 Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#12)
    No rating Don't Be Blue
Roy Head And The Traits
2  
    No rating You're Turn To Cry
Roy Head And The Traits
2 Bullet TNT LP 101 [alt.] (#2)
    No rating Walking All Day
Roy Head And The Traits
2  
    No rating Night Time Blues
Roy Head And The Traits
2  
    No rating Woe, Woe
Roy Head And The Traits
2  
    No rating Got My Mojo Working
Roy Head And The Traits
2  
 
 
[need info]     [ ] No rating Here I Am In Love Again [alt. vers.]
The Traits
  Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#17)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#26)
    No rating Just Because
The Traits
  Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#29)
    No rating Live It Up [alt. vers.]
The Traits
  Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#12)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#17)
    No rating My Baby's Fine [alt. vers.]
The Traits
  Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#15)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#21)
    No rating Night Time Blues [alt. vers.]
The Traits
  Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#19)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#22)
    No rating One Night
The Traits
  Bullet Memphis CD 7033 (#1)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#28)
    No rating Parchment Prison Farm
The Traits
  Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#14)
    No rating Summertime Love [alt. vers.]
The Traits
  Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#18)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#24)
    No rating Tramp
The Traits
  Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#13)
    No rating Unfinished song, title unknown
The Traits
  Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#12)
    No rating Walking All Day [alt. vers.]
The Traits
  Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#16)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#25)
    No rating Yes I Do [alt. vers.]
The Traits
  Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#13)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#20)
    No rating You're Too Good To Be True
The Traits
  Bullet Collectables CD 0668 (#11)
    No rating Your Turn To Cry [alt. vers.]
The Traits
  Bullet Domino LP 1011 (#20)
Bullet [DYNA?] CD 101 (#23)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1976Teenage Heaven (United States?) TH 376LPCountry Rockers, Vol. 2 - Shot Gun Boogie
1978Eagle (Germany) 304LPStack-a-Records, Vol. II
1981Eagle (Germany) 313LPAt The Rockhouse, Vol. 3
TNT TLP- 101LPRoy Head And The Traits
1992Domino (United States?) 1011LPRebel Rock / The Traits
1993Legend (France) 1005LPRock It, Vol. 2
1995Collectables (United States) COL-CD- 0596CDClassic Rock From San Antonio, Texas
Kool (Italy) 1LPCool And Crazy
1996Collectables (United States) 0668CDDon't Be Blue / The Traits
Collectables (United States) COL 5555CDBest Of TNT Records
Lucky (England) CDLR 808CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 8
Wild 2LPRunning Wild, Vol. 2
1997Big Rumble F 100LPThe Big Rumble
1999Enviken (Sweden) 101CDRock It, Vol. 1
[DYNA?] DYNA 101CDRoy Head And The Traits -- Treat Her Right
2004Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55167CDRock Tick Tock
2006Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55181CDGang War
year?Folkline (England) 274- 92CDHardcore Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Luxel MAS 7103CDRockabilly Hoodlums, v. 3
Memphis 7033CDThey Thought They Were Elvis: Vocal Clones, Vol. 1
Norton (United States) ED 358LPLive It Up! / Roy Head And The Treats
Presto Vol. 10CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 10
TNT TLP- 101 [alt.]LPRoy Head And The Traits
TNT TNT- 00135CD35 Explosive Boppin' Blasters


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