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Mercury-Starday (Ill.)

Chicago, Ill.  [source: Am. Rec. Label Dir.)

A joint venture of Mercury (Chicago, Ill.) and Starday (Madison, Tenn.). Release numbers were part of the main Mercury series.


Original Releases

Number Date & Source Name Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
 71067x45 1957/Mar. 9
Bb c&w rev.
Bond, Eddie Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample They Say We're Too Young — Eddie Bond YW14716 Bullet Bear Family CD 15708 (#13)
Bullet White Label LP 8876 (#13)
      Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample You're Part Of Me — Eddie Bond YW14714 Bullet Bear Family CD 15708 (#11)
Bullet White Label LP 8876 (#12)
 71097x45 1957/Apr. 29
Bb c&w rev.
Gordon, Curtis Pertinent Label shot Song sample Sittin' On Top — Curtis Gordon YW12693 Bullet Bear Family LP 15181 (#3)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16101 (#25)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#10)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5704 (#16)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6001 (#26)
Bullet Chief CD 1156505 (#2)
Bullet Club PR LP 002 (#3)
Bullet Lucky CD 803 (#13)
Bullet Mercury (England) LP 6463 084 (#15)
Bullet Mustang CD 6 (#4)
Bullet One Day Music CD 147 (#21)
Bullet Philips LP 6336 257 (#16)
Bullet Presto CD 1 (#52)
Bullet Sleazy CD 01 (#24)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1145 (#22)
      Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Out To Win Your Heart — Curtis Gordon YW14718 Bullet Bear Family LP 15181 (#13)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#14)
 71110X45 1957/May 13
Bb c&w rev.
Carlisles No rating Label shot Wouldn't You Like To — The Carlisles YW14720  
      No rating Label shot Ladder Of Love — The Carlisles YW12735 Bullet Bear Family CD 15980 (#20)
 71111x45 1957/May 13
Bb c&w rev.
Walker, Charlie Pertinent Label shot Song sample I'll Never Let It Show — Charlie Walker With The Four Pals YW14765 Bullet Big Tone CD 6001 (#2)
Bullet Hop CD 005 (#12)
      Borderline Label shot Take My Hand (I'll Understand) — Charlie Walker With The Four Pals YW14766  
 71112x45 1957/May 13
Bb c&w rev.
LaBeff, Tommy Pertinent Label shot Song sample I'm Through — Sleepy LaBeff YW14959 Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#2)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#5)
Bullet Lucky CD 816 (#10)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1145 (#30)
      Borderline Label shot Song sample All Alone — Sleepy LaBeff YW14958 Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#4)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#6)
Bullet Redita [1st series] LP 112 (#8)
Bullet Redita [2nd series] LP 112 (#8)
 71113x45 1957/May
(Bb est.)
Edwards, Tibby No rating Label shot Long Time Gone — Tibby Edwards YW14729  
      No rating Label shot I'd Come Running — Tibby Edwards YW14728  
 71121x45 1957/May 27
Bb c&w rev.
Gordon, Curtis Pertinent Label shot Song sample Cry, Cry — Curtis Gordon YW14774 Bullet Bear Family LP 15181 (#5)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#19)
      Borderline Label shot Song sample Sixteen — Curtis Gordon YW14775 Bullet Bear Family LP 15181 (#6)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#22)
 71138x45 1957/June 24
Bb c&w rev.
Grayzell, Rudy Pertinent Song sample Let's Get Wild — Rudy Grayzell YW14964 Bullet Bear Family CD 16101 (#12)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6002 (#7)
Bullet Club WWR LP 002 (#2)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#3)
Bullet One Day Music CD 147 (#4)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1197 (#70)
Bullet Starday LP 1321 (#1)
Bullet TRG CD 505 106 (#25)
      No rating I Love You So — Rudy Grayzell YW14963 Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 12691427 (#26)
Bullet Starday LP 1321 (#2)
 71139x45 1957/June 24
Bb c&w rev.
Marksmen No rating You Hurt Me So — The Marksmen YW14769  
      No rating Don't Gamble With My Heart — The Marksmen YW14768  
 71153x45 1957/July 22
Bb c&w rev.
Bond, Eddie Non-pertinent Song sample Hershey Bar — Eddie Bond YW14784 Bullet Bear Family CD 15708 (#17)
Bullet White Label LP 8876 (#4)
      Non-pertinent Song sample Lovin' You, Lovin' You — Eddie Bond YW14783 Bullet Bear Family CD 15708 (#16)
Bullet White Label LP 8876 (#14)
 71179x45 1957/Sept. 9
Bb c&w rev.
LaBeff, Tommy Pertinent Label shot Song sample All The Time — Sleepy LaBeff YW14976 Bullet Ace 10 19 (#10)
Bullet Ace LP 218 (#16)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#1)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16101 (#2)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6001 (#28)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#3)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 017 (#46)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 145 (#67)
Bullet Memphis CD 7033 (#5)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 346 (#17)
Bullet One Day Music CD 147 (#40)
Bullet Redita [1st series] LP 112 (#7)
Bullet Redita [2nd series] LP 112 (#7)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1125 (#40)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 931 (#27)
      Borderline Label shot Song sample Lonely — Sleepy LaBeff YW14975 Bullet Ace 10 16 (#2)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#6)
Bullet Charly LP 30181 (#2)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#4)
Bullet Lesley CD 5 (#6)
 71183x45 1957/Sept. 9
Bb c&w rev.
Gordon, Curtis Pertinent Label shot Song sample I Wouldn't — Curtis Gordon YW14777 Bullet Bear Family LP 15181 (#8)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#29)
      Pertinent Label shot Song sample Please Baby Please — Curtis Gordon YW14776 Bullet Bear Family LP 15181 (#7)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16253 (#26)
 71185x45 1957/Sept. 16
Bb c&w rev.
Beavers, Clyde No rating Label shot Crying For My Baby — Clyde Beaver YW14982 Bullet Cactus CD 5008 (#7)
Bullet Orbit CD 5915 (#23)
      No rating Label shot The Man In The Glass — Clyde Beaver YW14981  
 71219x45 1957/Nov. 4
Bb c&w rev.
Richardson, Jape Pertinent Label shot Song sample Crazy Blues — Jape Richardson And The Japetts YW15028 Bullet Big Tone CD 5704 (#14)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6000 (#3)
Bullet Club PR LP 010 (#20)
Bullet El Toro CD 1021 (#23)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 142 (#12)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 145 (#68)
Bullet Mercury (England) LP 6463 084 (#13)
Bullet Mercury (Germany) LP 6463 057 (#7)
Bullet One Day Music CD 147 (#12)
Bullet Pan American CD 56001 (#14)
Bullet Philips LP 6336 257 (#14)
Bullet Rhino LP 70164 (#6)
Bullet Rhino CD 70164 (#6)
Bullet Spectrum CD 554 906 (#9)
Bullet Star LP 1020 (#2)
Bullet Tommy LP 536 (#7)
      Non-pertinent Label shot Beggar To A King — Jape Richardson And The Japetts YW15027 Bullet El Toro CD 1021 (#24)
Bullet Rhino LP 70164 (#5)
Bullet Rhino CD 70164 (#5)
Bullet Spectrum CD 554 906 (#8)
Bullet Star LP 1020 (#5)
Bullet Tommy LP 536 (#9)
 71225X45 1957/Nov. 4
Bb xmas rev.
Jones, George No rating Label shot New Baby For Christmas — George Jones YW15007 Bullet Jan/Star Club LP 8038 (#10)
      No rating Label shot Maybe Next Christmas — George Jones YW15008  
 71237X45 1957/Dec. 2
Bb c&w rev.
Bond, Eddie Pertinent Label shot Song sample Love, Love, Love — Eddie Bond YW14782 Bullet Bear Family CD 15708 (#15)
Bullet White Label LP 8876 (#6)
      Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Backslidin' — Eddie Bond YW14717 Bullet Bear Family CD 15708 (#14)
Bullet White Label LP 8876 (#5)
 71257x45 1958/Feb. 3
Bb c&w rev.
Jones, George Pertinent Label shot Song sample Eskimo Pie — George Jones YW15038 Bullet Cactus CD 1002 (#30)
Bullet Encore CD 193196 (#15)
Bullet Kay LP 20390 (#9)
Bullet Teenage Heaven LP 676 (#3)
      Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Color Of The Blues — George Jones YW15006  

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1974Tommy T.O.M. 536LPWe Still Remember: Rare Recordings, Vol. 1
1975Philips (England) 6336 257LPMercury Rockabillies
Redita [1st series] (Netherlands) 112LPI Want A Rock & Roll Guitar
1976Teenage Heaven (United States?) TH 676LPCountry Rockers, Vol. 4 - Rock It / George Jones
1979Ace (England) CH 1610Sleepy La Beef And Friends
1980Ace (England) CH 1910Kings Of Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Mercury (Germany) (Germany) 6463 057LPChantilly Lace / The Big Bopper
Redita [2nd series] (Netherlands) 112LPI Want A Rock & Roll Guitar
1981Mercury (England) (England) 6463 084LPMercury Rockabillies
1984Star 1020LPOh Baby That's What I Like / The Big Bopper
White Label (Netherlands) WLP 8876LPOriginal Early Recordings / Eddie Bond
1985Bear Family (Germany) BFX 15181LPRock, Roll, Jump, And Jive / Curtis Gordon
1987Ace (England) CHA 218LPThe Fifties: Rockabilly Fever
1988Starday 1321LPLet's Get Wild / Rudy Grayzell
1989Jan/Star Club (Sweden) 33- 8038LPRock And Roll Christmas
Rhino (United States) R1 70164LPHellooo Baby!: The Best Of The Big Bopper, 1954-1959
1992Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156505CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 5
Kay GJ 20390LPRock It / George Jones
1993Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15708CDRockin' Daddy / Eddie Bond
Big Tone (England) BT 5704CDMercury Rockabillies [And] Louisiana Rock 'N' Roll
Texas Gold (Netherlands) TG 931CDThe Starday Story, Vol. 1
1994Club PR (Spain) PRLP- 002LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Eagle (Germany) 90115CDLet's Turn Back The Years / Sleepy LaBeef
1995Club WWR (Spain) WWRLP 002LPWild Wild Rockin', Vol. 2
1996Club PR (Spain) PRLP- 010LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 10
Encore 193196CDRock It / George Jones
Lucky (England) CDLR 803CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 3
TRG (Netherlands) 505 106CDDucktail / Rudy Grayzell
1998Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16101CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 11 (Mercury)
Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16253CDPlay The Music Louder / Curtis Gordon
2000Spectrum 554 906CDThe Best Of The Big Bopper
2005Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15980CDBusy Body Boogie / Jumpin' Bill Carlisle
2007Sleazy RAB 01CDRockabilly Race: 25 Pure Rockabilly Tracks, Vol. 1
Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 1125CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!
2008Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 1145CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 2
2009El Toro (Spain) ETCD 1021CDWinter Dance Party 50th Anniversary
Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 017CDGood Rockin' Tonight: Red Hot Rockabilly
2010Not Now Music NOT2CD 346CDReal Raw Rockabilly
2011Emusic/Rock-A-Billy (United States) 12691427MPRockabilly Classics / Rudy Grayzell
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
One Day Music (England) DAY2CD 147CDEssential Rockabilly: The Mercury Story
year?Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15981CDSleepy Rocks / Sleepy LaBeef
Big Tone (England) BTCD 6000CDMercury Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 1
Big Tone (England) BTCD 6001CDMercury Rockabilly, Vol. 1
Big Tone (England) BTCD 6002CDMercury Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Cactus (United States) CRCD 1002CDRock It! / George Jones
Cactus (United States) CD 5008CDRockin' Hillbilly, Vol. 9
Charly (England) CR 30181LPEarly, Rare, And Rockin' Sides / Sleepy LaBeef
Hop CD 005CDHillbilly Hop, Vol. 5
Lesley LESCD 5CDThe Lost Story Of The Rock-A-Ballad, Vol. 4
Lucky (England) CDLR 816CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 16
Memphis 7033CDThey Thought They Were Elvis: Vocal Clones, Vol. 1
Mustang MUST 6CDSaturday Jump
Orbit (United States) 5915CDRock N Roll Dance Party, Vol. 15
Pan American (Switzerland) 56001CDMy Lovin' Baby
Presto Vol. 1CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 1
Smith & Co. SCCD 1197CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 4


Acknowledgments:  CMF Library, Bill Davis, Will Derrington, Udo Frank, Evert Heijnen, Pasi Koskela, Tom Krajina, Tom Lincoln, Gerd Miller, Dean Craige Morris, Michel Proost, Mark Seganish, Perica Sucevic, eBay, highnumbers


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