Rockabilly Hall of Fame Legends List

"B" Artists & Songs




B.J. & The Boys
Baby Face
Baer, Chuck
Bach, Don

Bachelor, Johnny
Mumbles, '58

Backus, Gus
Queen of the Stars

Bacon, Gar

There's Gonna Be Rockin' Tonight, '57

Bacon, Shorty
Bagby, Melrose

Bailey, Jack
Oh What Love Is, 61

Bailey, Ramblin' Red
Bailey, Willie

Baily, "June Bug"

"Louisiana Twist"
Black rocker on Jo-Records

Bain, Babette
That's It, '59

Bain, Wayne & Taylor
Baker, Abe

Baker, Bob
Kitty Kat Korner

Baker, Bobby
Baker Brothers
Baker, Chuck
Baker, Clarence

Baker, Donny
Drinkin' Pop Sodee-Odee

Baker, Kenny
Goodbye Little Star

*Baker, LaVerne
LaVern Baker was a versatile vocalist, LaVern Baker (born Delores Williams) proved capable of melding blues, jazz and R&B styles in a way that made possible the emergence of a new idiom: rock and roll. During her time at Atlantic Records (1953-62), Baker cut half a dozen singles that rose to high positions on both the pop and R&B charts, including "Tweedle Dee" and "Jim Dandy." The niece of blues singer Memphis Minnie, Baker was blessed with a powerful voice, which she put to use as a teenager singing in nightclubs under the stage name Little Miss Sharecropper. She recorded under that and other pseudonyms (including Bea Baker), finally adopting the name LaVern. Baker while singing for Todd Rhodes and His Orchestra. Her recording career swung into high gear with her signing to Atlantic in 1953.

Baker, Roy "Boy"
Thought I Heard You Call My Name

Baker, Tex
Honky Tonk Blues, '59

Baker, Virgil
Oooh-Wee You're Sweet, '58

Baley's Nervous Kats

Ball, Ace
I've Lost Again

Ball, Earl
Ball, Eugene

Ball, Woody
Robin Hood & His '56 Ford

Ballard, Frank
FRANK BALLARD & THE PHILLIP REYNOLDS ORCHESTRA ­ From Jackson, Tennessee. Recorded in a R&B vein for Phillips Int. on March 18, 1962. Band members included Frank Reed, Clarence Render, James Matthews, Chester Maxwell, Kurl McKinney and Ike Price.

Ballard, Jerry
Ballard, Jimmy
Banes, Jerry
Banks, Bubba

Banks, Dick
Dirty Dog, '58

Banks, Mack
Be-Boppin' Daddy, '56
They Raided The Joint, '55

Banks, Otis

Banta, Benny
Cry Little Girl

Bare, Spence

Barber, Glenn
Atom Bomb, '55
Shadow My Baby. '55

Barclay, Phil
I Love 'Em All, '58
Shorty Fat Ben, '58

Bare, Bobby
All-American Boy, '58
Buddies With The Blues, '59
Rubber Dolly, '59

Barkdull, Wiley
I Ain't Gonna Waste My Time

Barker Brothers
Lovin' Honey, '59
Nancy, '60
You Can't Get Rid Of Me, '60

Barker, Delbert
Barker, Randall

Barkle, Al
Jumpin' From Six To Six

Barks, Houston
Barnard, Hubert

Barnes, Barbara,
Left Sun in the Fall of 1960 having worked for three years on administration of Sam's affairs and artist promotion.

Barnes, Betty
What Would You Do

Barnes, David
Barnes, Eddie
Barnes, Johnny
Sweet Lover

Barnes, Benny
Gold Records In The Snow (Holly/Valens/Bopper), '59
One Of These Days, '56
You Gotta Pay, '58

Barnes, George
Rockabilly Boogie, '58

Barnett, Billy
Romp And Stomp, '56

Barnett, Bobby
Crazy Little Lover
Cheatin' Kathleen

Barnett, Leon
Merles' Boogie Woogie

Barnett, Mickey
Barnette, Buddy
Barnette, Johnny

Barnicoat, Alan
Savage, '59

Barnum, H.B.
Baron, El

Barone, Joe, & his Rockets

Barons, The

"Gimme Gimme Gimme" on E & M

Barran, Rob (Bob)

Barr, Chuck
Susie Or Mary Lou, '58

Barrett, Hugh
Got The Bull By The Horns, '61

Barrix, Billy
Almost, '57
Cool Off Baby, '57

Barron, Lonnie
Teenage Queen, '56

Barry and the Deans

Canadian rocker on APEX & ZIRKON

Barry, Bolean
Long Sideburns

Barry, Vip

Barth, Stinson

Bart, Teddy
Bartley, Charlene
Barton, Bart
Barton, Billy
Barton, Billy Boy
Barton, Dick

Barton, Ernie
She's Gone Away, '58

Barton, Rod
Bash, Otto

Bass, Leon
Country Hixs
Little Liege
Love-A-Rama, '60

Bassett, Tony
Rockin' Little Mama

Batts, Ray
Stealin' Sugar, '54
Wild Man Boogie
Bear Cat Daddy

Battyn, Skip
Baucom, Dave

Baugh, Smokey Joe
Born Joseph E. Baugh, July 25, 1932, Helena, Arkansas. Began playing piano professionally in 1947 around Memphis and West Memphis. Member of Clyde Leoppard band with Buddy Holobaugh who recalls "Smokey traveled with Sun tours and later with Bill Black's Combo. Ace Cannon took over the combo when Bill died and Smokey stayed with him and was also featured on his recordings. Since 1970 we have had our own band playing out of Waco, Texas, known as the Midnight Cowboys." Shortly after his Sun record, Smokey recorded for Clyde Leoppard's Fonofox label in a novelty rock style on songs like Perfect Girl. Joe also played session piano, notably for Jimmy Prichett on Crystal Records.

Baum, Alan

Baxter, Bobo
Flea Circus

Bay Bops, The,
on Coral
Follow The Rock

Baykin, Gerald

Baynard, Arnold, a/k/a COUSIN ARNOLD
Be My Baby. Baby Doll

Bayou, Billy

"Rattlesnake", on E & M, Memphis, TN

Bea, Bucky

Beach, Bill
Peg Pants, '56

Beach, Carl, a/k/a UTAH CARL

Beach, Ray

"Walking Blues" on Ray Beach (EP)

Beam, Tommy Jim
Bay Rum Rock, '58
My Little Jewel

Beard, Dean
Born Texas. Recorded two rockabilly sessions in Dallas in 1957 that were leased to Atlantic. Previously recorded one unissued session for Sun, including Rakin' & Scrapin' and Rock Around the Town. Later the piano player for The Champs, who recorded for Challenge.

Beard, Herbert

Beasler, Norma
Greenback Dollar, '56

Beasley, Bob

Beasley, Jimmy
Thinking Of You
Don't Feel Sorry for Me

Beasley, Phil
Good Gosh Gal

Beatty, E.C.

Moonlight Party, '59
Rockin' Blues, '61

Beaumont, Ashley

"Shimmy Doll" on WORTHY

Beaver, Stan
Beavers, Clyde

Be-Bops w/Kenny King
I'm Gonna Love You Too, '62

Beck Brothers
Beck, Joe
Becker, Lee
Becker, Merl
Bee, Davey
Bee, Jay & The Kats
Bee Jee & The Living
Bee, Molly

Bee, Kenny & Rog Winters
Come Back Home, '66

Bees, The

"Tough Enough"
Black rocker on FINCH, Cincinnati, Ohio

Beers, Mackey

Beckham, Tommy

"Gang's House" on TAB

Begley, Suzie

Belden, Jimmie

"Darling Ann" on PLAY-ME

Belew, Carl
I'm Long Gone, 56

Belew Twins

Bell, Bill
Little Bitty Girl, '59

Bell, Bonnie Blue
Let's Go

Bell, Donnie

Bell, Dwain
Rock'n'Roll On A Saturday Night, '59

Bell, Eddy
Johnny B. Goode Is In Hollywood, '61

Bell, Eddie*

"High School Girl"
"Countin' The Days"
[Two singles. Both on COED, New-York City]
* Probably not Eddy Bell (above). Eddy was on Lucky Four & Mercury, from Chicago, Illinois, & found a new (and successfull) career in polka music, following the advice of Lenny Lacour, owner of Lucky Four.

Bell, Freddie

"Giddy Up Ding-Dong"

Bell, Johnny
Flip Flop And Fly, '59

Bell, Tommy
Midnight Dreams, '58
Swamp Gal, '58

Bellamy, Charles

Bellus, Tony
Robbin' The Cradle


Sharpest Little Girl, '59

Bene', Chuck
Come Back Baby

Bennefield, John
Bennefield, Marvin

Bennett, Boyd
Blue Suede Shoes, '56
Click Clack, '58
Clock Tickin' Rhythm, '58
Move, '58
Nothing Like This, '58
Seventeen, 56
Tear It Up, '59

Bennett, Buddy

Bennett, Joe & The Sparkletones
Are You From Dixie, '60
Bayou Rock, '59
Beautiful One, '59
Black Slacks, '57
Boppin' Rock Boogie, '57
Boys Do Cry, '59
Cotton Pickin' Rocker, '58
Do The Stop, '58
I Dig You Baby, '58
Late Again, '58
Let's Go Rock And Roll, '57
Little Turtle, '58
Maybe Baby, '57
Number One One On My List, '57
Penny Loafers And Bobby Socks, '57
Rocket, '57
We've Had It, '58
What The Heck, '59

Bennett, Cliff
Bennett, Rick
Bennett, Tiny
Benson, Dub

Ed (Eddie) Bentley

Benton, Merv
Nervous Breakdown
Baby Let's Play House
Cincinatti Fireball

Benton, Walt
Big Wheel, '59
Do It Again, '58
Summer School Blues, '60

Benty, Jerry

Bergeron, Shirley

Bernell, Bobby
Move Over Big Dog, '62

Bernard, Rod
All Night In Jail, '57
Diggy Liggy Lo, '63
Forgive, '63
Memphis, '66
My Old Mother-In-Law, '63
Pardon Mr. Gordon, '59
Who's Gonna Rock My Baby, '63
Singer and songwriter Rod Bernard was born on August 12, 1940, in Opelousas.  As a child he hosted his own live music radio program and performed with the Blue Room Gang, a local Cajun-country troupe.  Around 1957 he helped to form the Twisters, a group that pioneered the "swamp pop" rhythm and blues idiom.   Later, around 1962, he formed the Shondells with swamp poppers Warren Storm and Skip Stewart.  Among his most popular recordings are "This Should Go On Forever" (1958), "One More Chance" (1959), and "Colinda" (1962).   The first became a national hit and led to Bernard's 1959 appearances on Dick Clark's American Bandstand, The Dick Clark Beach-Nut Show, and The Alan Freed Show, among others.  Labels for which he recorded include Jin, La Louisianne, Arbee, Hall/Hallway, Crazy Cajun, and CSP. Sources: Bernard, Swamp Pop; Broven, South to Louisiana. Rod Bernard, 1992.  Photo below courtesy Rod Bernard.

Berry, Bill

Berry Brothers
Hot Rod, '59
What A Dolly, '59

Berry Kids
Go Go Go Right Into Town, '56
Love Me Love, '56
Rootie Tootie, '57
You're My Teenage Baby, '57

Chuck Berry
Berry, Chuck

Almost Grown
Around And Around
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
I'm Talkin' About You
Johnny B. Goode
Let It Rock
Little Queenie, '59
No Particular Place to Go
Reeling & Rocking
Rock & Roll Music
Roll Over Beethoven
School Days
Sweet Little Rock & Roller
Sweet Little Sixteen
Too Much Monkey Business
You Can't Catch Me
Off-Site Link #1
On-Site Mini-Bio
Off-Site: A Chuck Berry Home Page
Chuck Berry Color

Berry, Lov

Berry, Ron
I'll Give You All My Love, '63
Remember Me, '63

Berry, Tom
Betty Jo
Betty Marie & The Bobbolinks
Beverly, Buddy
Bezley, Bob "The Lumberjack"
Bianco, Cappy
Bible, Fred

Big Bopper
Chantilly Lace
On-Site Mini-Bio

Big Dolly

Big Four
Outta Tune, '60

Big Jeff
Jukebox Boogie, '50

Big Rocker
Rock'n'Roll Romance, '61

**Big Sandy and the Fly-Rite Boys
Formed in 1988 as Big Sandy and the Fly-Rite Trio, the quartet began their career with a definitive rockabilly focus. Their first full-length release, "Fly Right With Big Sandy & the Fly-Rite Trio", on the Dionysus label was created in an environment probably much like that of the early Sun Sessions. Recorded in "Wallyphonic sound" in bass player Wally Hersom's vintage-style studio, they began to forge Big Sandy's trademark sound: angelic vocals, witty lyrics, jumpin' rhythms with a tight, snappy sound.

Biggs, Kenny

Bill & Bink
Do And Don't Blues
Bed Bug Boogie

Bill & Carroll
Hold Me Baby
Bluff City Rock
Love Me Just A Little Bit, 55
My Blue Letter, 55
Honest To Goodness Baby, 57
Feel So Good

Bill & Peewee
Billie & Mark

Bills, Dick
Rockin' And Rollin'

Billy & Mickey
Shakin' Time

Billy & The Glens

Billy & The Jokers

Katy D

Billy The Kidd
Apron Strings, '59

Bingham, Howard

Biscoe, Joey

Bishop, Dickie
Bishop, Tommy
Bissell, Shelton
Bittle, Arkie
Black, Almond

Black, Bill (& Combo)
Bill Black's RHOF Profile Page

Black, Wally
Rock And Roll Mama, '58

Blackmon, Thelma
I Wanta Waltz, '57

Blackwell, Otis
One Broken Heart For Sale

Blackwell Twins
Baby, Baby, Baby

Blackwood Brothers
Country/gospel group formed in Kosciusko, Mississippi, 1934 by Ray, Doyle, James and R.W. Blackwood. Their recordings influenced Elvis Presley who nearly became a member of their associated group, The Songfellows, in 1954. James and R.W. with Bill Lyles and Jack Marshall died in a crash of the group's private plane on June 30, 1954. The other members at that time were Bill Shaw (1st tenor) and James Blackwood (lead tenor). Jack Marshall was the pianist. (hear RCA 1351, "Favorite Gospel Songs and Spirituals"). After the crash, James and Bill joined with bass J.D. Sumner and baritone Cecil Blackwood (nephew of James) to continue the group. Their performances from 1952 (when Shaw joined) to 1965 (when Sumner left) form a golden age of gospel quartet singing. During that time, all other quartets everywhere basically seemed to copy either the smooth/gymnastic sound of the Blackwoods, or the more raw, down-home Southern style of Hovie Lister and the Statesman. The many studio and radio recordings by both groups are hoarded by collectors all over the world.

Blades, Emery
Look What You Done To Me, '57
Rock & Roll Carpenter, '57

Blair, Ronnie
Blair, Sonny

Blake, Buddy
Please Convince Me

Blake, Melvin

Blake, Tommy
All Night Long, '57
Flat Foot Sam, '57
Honky Tonk Mind, '57
I Dig You Baby, '58
Lordy Hoody, '57
Shake Around, '58
Sweetie Pie, '58
You Better Believe It, '58

Blakley, Cliff
I Want to Be With You, '58

Blakely, Cornell
Blakely, Debbie
Blakley, Dorothy
Blakley, Jim & Dorothy
Blakley, Jimmy

Blanchard, Jackie
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Bland, Bobby "Blue"
Born January 27, 1930, Rosemark, Tennessee. Moved to Memphis 1948. Played with Billy 'Red' Love and other influential Delta musicians. First recording was Dry Up Baby (Modern 848). Entered Armed Services 1952, joined Johnny Ace Revue after discharge, having signed with Duke Records. First smash hit, It's My Life Baby, 1955 followed by years of consistent success in R&B market.

Bland, Glenn
Mean Gene, '58
When My Baby Passes By, '59

Blank, Billy
Hard Luck, '59

Blankenship Brothers
Waitin' For A Train. '60

Blanton, Marvin

Off-Site: Blasters
Off-Site: Blasters Home Page
On-Site Mini-Bio

Blattner, Jules
Rock'n'Roll Blues, '59

Bledsoe, Steve
Too Many Girlfriends

Blevens, Gene

Blevins, Arnold (& Calvin Spicer)
I Got That Queen

Blevins, Bill
Crazy Blues
Baby I Won't Keep Waitin'

Blevins, Chuck
Blevins, Jackie

Blihovde, Marv
Nobody's Darlin' But Mine, '61

Rock All Night, 57
Rock & Roll Guitar, 56
Full Time Baby, 57
Good Gosh Golly, 57
Nobody To Love, 57
Take It And Git, 57
Raunchy, 57
I Wanna Rock Now, 57

Blond Bomber
Blue Angels
Blue Boys

Blue Caps
Unleashed LP, '82

Blue, Charlie

Blue Echoes
It's Witchcraft, '59

Blue, Jay
Get Off My Back, '59

Blue Notes

Blue Tones
Oh Yeah, '57
Shake Shake, '57

Blue Velvets
Bluehorn, Little Boy
Blum, Bob
Blythe, Sterling

Boatman, Tooter
Life Begins At Four O'clock, '58
Thunder And Lightning, '58
Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On
Will Of Love, '58

Boazeman, Harmon
No Love In You, '59
On-Site Mini-Bio
Bo & Jo
Bob & Joe
Bob & Justine

Bob & Denny
Hush Hush Little Baby, '58

Bob & Lucille
Eeny Meeny Miney Mo, '58
Flirting Kind, '61

Bob & The Boppers
Pull It Man

Bob & Ray
Shorty Shorty, '58

Bob & The Rockabillies
Baby Why Did You Have To Go, '58
Your Kind Of Love, '58

Bob & Vic
Cross-Eyed Susie Wake Up

Bob & Shirley
Bob & The Rays

Bobbie & Bobbie
Teenage Party

Bobbie & Robbie
Bobbs, Billy
Bobby & Billy
Bobby & The Demons

Bobby & The Rhythm Rockers
Rhythm Rock

Bobby Jo & Joyce

Bobby & The Fifths
My Baby's Fine, '58

Bobo, Bobby

Bobo, Jim
Jungle Rock

Bobo, Jim & Hank Mizell

Bodaford, Bill
Little Girl

Boggs, Lucky
Drillin' Rig Boogie

Boice, Wes

Boles, Calvin
You Giggle Too Much
If You've Got A Lot Of Dough
Here Comes That Train

Appeared in "Rock Baby Rock It" movie
Stop the World
Down in Bermuda

Bonafede, Carl
Story That's True

Bond, Bobby
Sweet Love
Living Doll

Bond, Eddie
Born July 1, 1933, Memphis. Worked with Campbell & Son as a salesman until 1956 when he signed with Mercury Records. Previously worked clubs and package tours our of Memphis with his band, The Stompers. Since 1958 has been heavily involved with Memphis country music scene with his own labels and radio and TV shows on WHBQ and KWEM. Composed the original unused score for 1973 movie Walking Tall about legendary lawman Buford Pusser. Stood for sheriff, 1974.
Big Boss Man, '62
Flip Flop Mama, '56
Heart Full Of Heartaches, '58
Here Comes That Train, '64
Juke Joint Johnny, '69
Look Like A Monkey, '67
Love Makes A Fool (Everyday), '55
Monkey & The Baboon, '64
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It, '62
Rockin' Daddy, '56
Rockin' Daddy, '62
Slip Slip Slippin' In, '56
Standing In Your Window, '58

Bond, Johnny
All I Can Do Is Cry
Hot Rod Lincoln, '60
Three Or Four Nights
X-15, '60

Bonds, Lee
Bone, Jimmy
Bonn, Bob

Bonn, Skeeter
Rock-A-Bye Baby, '55


Bonner, Misty
Watch Me Do the Twist

Bonnie & Rusty
Bonnie & The Little Blue Boys

Bonny, Billy
Bootleg Rock, '61

Boogie Ramblers
Booher, Harry

Booker, Charley
Born Moorehead, Mississippi, 1925. Recorded for Blues & Rhythm and RPM. A contemporary of Boyd Gilmore and Willie Love. Recorded one unissued session for Sun, later issued on Charley (England).

Boone, Howard
Boone, Jimmy
Boorer, Boz
(Started in the '70s)
Boots, Don
Boppin' Billies
Bottoms, Custer
Botts, Harley
Boun, Bill
Bounty Hunters

Bounty, Rick
It Will Be Me

Bowden, Don

Bowen, Bill
Don't Shoot Me Baby (I'm Not Ready To Die, '56
Have Myself A Ball, '56

Bowen, Frank

Bowen, Jimmy
I'm Stickin' With You, '57
My Baby's Gone, '57

Bowers, Bob
Bowers, Chuck
Bowes, Margie

Bowles, Doug
Shake Loose

Bowman, Bob

Bowman Brothers

Bowman, Cecil
Blues Around My Door

Bowman, Doug

Bowman, Leroy
Uh Huh

Bowshier, Little Donnie
Rock And Roll Joys, '57

Boyd, Donnie

Doggone Baby Doggone, '58

Boyd, Jimmy
Crazy Mixed Up-Blues, '56
Rockin' Down The Mississippi, '56

Boyer, James

Boyer, Junior
Jenny Jenny
St. Louis Bop

Boykin, Burl
- Rockabilly Hall of Fame page
Let Me Come Your Way - Clover 3/90 - 1959

Boykin, Jerald
If You Call That Love
Walking Talking Baby Doll

Boyles, Tommy
We're Buggin' Out, '59

Box, David
Some Sweet Day, 61
I Do The Best I Can, 61
Waiting (Don't Wait Too Long), 61
Summer Girl
That's All I Want From You, 61

Boxx, Freda

Boyd, Barry
Goin' Home To Memphis, '61

Boyd, Bill

Boyle, Billy
My Baby is Crazy About Elvis

Bozeman, Helen
Sugar Baby

Bozeman, Johnny
Bozeman, Ken

Brad & Jerry
The People Hater, 59

Braden, Tommy

Bradford, Aubrey
Feet On The Floor

Bradford, Sylvester

Bradley, Bert
Girl In The Tight Blue Jeans

Bradley Boys
Bradley, James
Bradley, Jim

Bradley, Mamie
I Feel Like a Million

Bradley, Owen
Bradley, Sid

Bradshaw, Jack
Out Of The Picture

Bradshaw, Jimmy

Brady, Howard
Hot Rod Boogie

Brady, Palford "Pal"

Bragg, Doug
Pretty Little Thing, '58

Branam, Ronnie

Brannon, Linda
Any Way You Do
I Wanna Be There
Woe Is Me

Brant, Bobby
Piano Nellie, '58

Woodpecker Rock

Brazell, Nicky
Betty Joe

Red Skin Rock

Breedlove, Jim
Brennan, Cody
Brennen, Ronnie
Brenston, Jackie
Brent, Frankie
Brent, Ronnie

Brewer, Ann
Low Down

Brewer, Tommy

Brian, Russ
Hillbilly Rock

Brians, Robin Hood
Dis A Itty Bit, '58

Bridges, Dan
Bridges, Ernestine
Briggs, Al

Briggs, Billy
Chew Tobacco Rag, '50
Chew Tobacco Rag #2, '50

Briggs, Rick
Bright, Jerry
Brink, James
Brinkley, J.B.

Brinkley, Larry
Right String Baby But The Wrong Yo-Yo

Briscoe, Joey

Britt, Elton

Brockman, Dave
Feel Sorry For Me, '57

Brookes, Bobby

Brooks, Chuck
Spinnng My Wheels, '58

Brooks, Donnie

Brooks, Don

Brooks, Dale
Ambridge Boogie

Brooks, Johnny
Brooks, Leon
Brooks, Tim

Lazy Susan

Brown, Billy
Did We Have A Party, '57
Flip Out, '58
Meet Me In The Alley Sally, '58

Brown, Bobby
Down At Big Mary's House, '59
Please Please Baby, '59

Brown Brothers

Brown, Bill
Hip Shakin' Baby, '58

Brown, Charlie
Have You Heard The Gossip, '55
Mean Mean Mama, '55

Brown, Donald

Brown, Gene
Big Door, '58

Brown, Hubert

Brown, Jay
Hanky-Panky, '60

Brown, Jericho

Brown, Johnny "Scat"
Indeed I Do, '58
Mama Rock, '58

Brown, Kenny
Throw A Little Wood On The Fire, '55

Brown, Little Tommy
Brown, Max
Brown, Milt
Brown, Pat
Brown, Pep

Brown, Roy
On-Site Mini-Bio
Be My Love Tonight, '58
Hip Shakin' Baby, '58

Brown, Rufus
Sweet Little Sixteen

Brown, Tom
Kentucky Waltz

Brown, Tommy
That Cat

Brown, Walter
Alley Cat, '58
Jelly Roll Rock, '58

Browne, Kirk
Brownell, Claude

Browning Sisters
Squeeze Box Rock

Browning, Bill "Zekie"
Don't Push-Don't Shove, '59
Down In The Holler Where Sally Lives, '60
Love Left Over, '58
Sinful Woman,' 60

Brownlee, Bill

Bruce, Edwin
Rock Boppin' Baby, '57
ED(WIN) BRUCE ­ Born Memphis, 1941. Recorded for Sun as a teenager. Later got through college, worked worked in the family business and then turned to country music in Nashville with RCA, Transonic, Monument, Epic and UA.

Bruce, Joe
Bruce, Tommy
Bryan, Bill
Bryan, Dave
Bryan, Jamie

Bryan, Jerry
Walking Out

Bryan, Wes
Melodie D'Amour
I Just Want Your Love
Blue Baby

Bryant, Audrey
Let's Trade a Little

Bryant, Carl
Bryant, Charles

Bryant, Felice & Boudleaux
Rockabilly Hall of Fame Page

Bryant, Gary
Bryant, Jimmy
Bryant, Ken
Bryant, Kenneth
Bryant, Larry

Bryant, Rusty
Merry Go Round

Bryson, Eldon
Bua, Gene

Bye Bye Baby

Buchanan, Art
Time Will Tell, '58

Buchanan, Wayne
The Boy & The Guitar

Buchanan, Wes
Give Some Love My Way, '58
Only Fools, '58

Buck, Gary
Buckett, Johnny
Buckler, Bucky

Bucky & The Premiers

Buddy & The Fads
Is It Just A Game, '58
Won't You Love Me, '58

Buddy & The Hearts
Let It Rock

Lucky Buggs
Drillin' Rig Boogie

Bulleit, Jim
Born in Indiana, 1909. Worked as a radio announcer in Los Angeles for CBS before moving to WSM (Nashville), 1943. Started Bullet Records in 1946, one of the South's earliest successful record labels. After exchanging recordings with Sam Phillips in 1950 and 1951 Bulleit bought into Sun in 1952. He later sold his share and eventually got out of the record business in 1954. Bullet was the first record label to record B.B. King and Ray Price.

Bullington, Jim

Bullock, Norman
Lies, Lies, Lies
Moanin' The Blues

Bunyard, Curtis
Knocking on Your Front Door

Burch, Woody
Aquagell Blues

Burcham, Barney
Can't Steal My Way Around, '55
Much Too Young For Love, '55

Burden, Ray
Hot Rodder's Dream, '60

Burgess, Sonny
Ain't Gonna Do It, '56
Ain't Got A Thing, '57
Fanny Brown, '56
Mama Loochie, '58
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It, '58
Red Headed Woman, '56
We Wanna Boogie, '57
ALBERT 'SONNY' BURGESS ­ born Newport, Arkansas, 1931. In Army 1951-1953, returned to farming near Newport after discharge. Started performing in country music in 1955, turning professional in 1956 with his band, the Pacers, which comprised Jack Nance (guitarist, trumpeter and lately roadie with the Jackson Five), Ray Kern Kennedy (piano), Johnny Ray Hubbard (bass) and Russell Smith (drums, later drumming for Jerry Lee Lewis). In 1959 Burgess toured with Conway Twitty, leaving the group with drummer Bobby Crafford who recorded for Arbur and TSBS as well as Ara and Rolando (owned by Sun Session guitarist Roland Janes). Burgess also worked as a salesman for a St. Louis company and ran a shoe store in Little Rock. Sonny was seen touring still in 1999.
Some Off-Site info: Sunny Burgess
Sonny Burgess and the Pacers

Burgess, Sonny & Larry Donn
Girl Next Door

Burgess, Tommy

Burgett, Jim
Jekyll And Hyde

Burhus, James

Burke, Buddy
That Big Old Moon, '59

Burks, Ed

Burlison, Paul
with the Rock N Roll Trio... Johnny & Dorsey Burnette
PAUL BURLISON - On-site Rockabilly HOF web page

Burke, Carl

Burke, Eddie
Rock Mop, '59

Burke, Wally
Burnam, Buzz
Burnett, Bobby

Burnett, Ivey
It's All Your Love Or Nothing

Burnette, Al
Humpty Dumpty, '61

Burnette, Billy

Burnette, Hank C.
Sven-Ake Hogberg was just a regular guy from Sweden, who was fascinated by American rock'n'roll and played in a band. Then, somewhere in the early sixties he kinda lost his mind: broke up the band, started collecting records, then sellin' them in his record store, and eventually - makin' own rockabilly recordings under the pseudonym Hank C. Burnette at his multi-track downhome studio. Those tapes brewed around the world, and Hank C. became a celebrated cult person. His "Spinning Rock Boogie" went to British TOP10 in 1976, and even the one and only Sun Records (International) released his "Don't Mess With My Ducktail" - LP (originally issued on British Sonet Records).

Burnette Brothers
Warm Love

Burnette, Johnny, Rock N Roll Trio
All By Myself, '56
Blues Stay Away From Me, '56
Butterfingers, '57
Chains Of Love, '56
Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee, '57
Eager Beaver Baby, '57
Honey Hush, '56
I Just Found Out, '56
I Love You So, '56
If You Want It Enough, '57
Lonesome Tears In My Eyes, '56
Lonesome Train (On A Lonesome Track), '56
Midnight Train, '56
My Love You're A Stranger, '56
Oh Baby Babe, '56
Please Don't Leave Me, '56
Rock Therapy, '56
Rockabilly Boogie, '57
Shattered Dreams, '56
Sweet Love On My Mind, '56
Tear It Up, '56
Touch Me. '57
Train Kept A-Rollin', '56
You're Undecided, ' 56
Your Baby Blue Eyes, '56
JOHNNY: Born Mar 28, 1934 in Memphis, TN, Died Aug 1, 1964 in Clear Lake, CA
A contemporary of Elvis Presley in the Memphis scene of the mid-'50s, Burnette played a similar brand of fiery, spare wildman rockabilly. With his brother Dorsey (on bass) and guitarist Paul Burlison forming his Rock 'N Roll Trio, he recorded a clutch of singles for Decca in 1956 and 1957 that achieved nothing more than regional success. Featuring the groundbreaking fuzzy tone of Burlison's guitar, Johnny's energetic vocals, and a slapping bass, these recordings - highlighted by the first rock & roll version of "Train Kept a-Rollin'" - compare well to the classic Sun rockabilly of the same era. The trio disbanded in 1957, and Johnny found pop success as a teen idol in the early '60s with hits like "You're Sixteen" and "Dreamin'." Burnette died in a boating accident in 1964. His brother, Dorsey, achieved modest success as a solo act in the early '60s, and Burlison recently resurfaced as a member of the Sun Rhythm Section. - Richie Unterberger

Burnette, Dorsey
Bertha Lou, '57
Juarez Town, '60
Tall Oak Tree
Till The Law Says Stop, 57

Burnette, Johnny
Another On-Site Mini-Bio
Dreamin', '60
Love Kept A-Rollin'
You're Sixteen, '60

Burnette, Linda
Rattle Bones Rock, '61

Burnette, Rocky

Burns, Bink
Muddy River

Burns, Jackie
Hey Then, There Now

Burns, Norm
Hey Hey Lover

Burns, Sonny
A Real Cool Cat

Burt Sisters
Rock & Roll Thunderbird

Burton, Bob
Tired Of Rocking, '56

Burton, Bob & Ginny Carter
Burton, Dave

Burton, Don
Tantalizin' Baby

Burton, James

Legendary guitarist who has worked with Ricky Nelson, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and many other rockabilly artists.

Burton, Ronnie

Busby, Buzz
Rock'N'Roll Fever

Busby, Wayne
Going Back To Dixie, '58

Bush, Dick
Hollywood Party

Bush, Eddie
Pretty Baby, '57

Bush, Johnny
Your Kind Of Love, '58

Buskirk, Kenny
Buskirk, Paul
Buskirk, Paul & Hugh Nelson
Busso, Bob

  • The Busters

    Buster, Bob
    Butala, Tony
    Butler, Larry
    Buttler, Bob
    Buzz & Al
    Byers, Jerry

    Bryant, Felice & Boudleaux

    Byrne, Jerry
    Lights Out, '59

    Byron, Bill
    Byron, Jimmie

  • CHUCK BERRY. Born Charles Edward Anderson Berry, October 18, 1926. San Jose, California. Berry melded the blues, country, and a witty, defiant teen outlook into songs that have influenced virtually every rock musician in his wake In his best work - over 40 songs, recorded mostly in the mid-to-late Fifties. Berry matched some of the most witty lyrics in pop to music with a blues bottom and a country top, trademarking the results with his signature double-string guitar licks. Chuck learned guitar as a teenager. From 1944 to 1947 he was in reform school for attempted robbery. Once released he worked on the assembly line at a General Motors Fisher Body plant and studied hairdressing and cosmetology at night school. In 1952 he formed a trio with drummer Ebby Harding and pianist Johnnie Johnson, his keyboardist on and off for the next three decades. Johnnie is often given much credit in helping Chuck create those unique licks. By 1955 the trio had become a top St. Louis-area club band, and Berry was supplementing his salary as a beautician with regular gigs. He met Muddy Waters in Chicago in May 1955, and Waters introduced him to Leonard Chess. Berry played Chess a demo tape that included "Ida Red;" Chess called it "Maybellene," and sent it to disc jockey Alan Freed (who added a co-writing credit) and Chuck had his first Top Ten hit. Through 1958 Berry had a string of hits: "School Day" (#3, 1957), "Rock & Roll Music" (#8, 1957), "Sweet Little Sixteen" (#2,1958), and "Johnny B. Goode" (#8, 1958). Late in 1959 Berry was charged with violating the Mann Act: He had brought a 14-year-old-Spanish- speaking Apache prostitute from Texas to check hats in his St. Louis nightclub, and after he fired her she complained to the police. After a first trial was disallowed, he was found guilty at a second. Berry spent two years in federal prison in Indiana, leaving him embittered. He refuses to talk of it. By the time he was released in 1964, the UK Invasion was under way, replete with Berry's songs on early albums by the Beatles and Stones. He recorded a few more classics - "Nadine" and "No Particular Place to Go" He had a million seller with "My Ding-a-Ling" (#1, 1972). He appeared in the 1979 film "American Hot Wax." Berry still plays concerts, often with pickup bands.

    THE BIG BOPPER. Born Jiles Perry "J.P." Richardson, October 24, 1930, Sabine Pass, Texas; died February 3, 1959, Iowa. The Big Bopper, a disc jockey moonlighting as a pop star was killed in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens, leaving us with the line, "Oh baby that's-a what I like!" Richardson began working as a disc jockey at KTRM, Beaumont, Texas, while still attending high school, calling himself the "Big Bopper," He did a two-year hitch in the army and then worked at KTRM the rest of his life. He began writing songs during his army years, and in 1957 he sent a demo of original material to a Houston record producer, who brought him to the attention of Mercury. He recorded two country-western singles for Mercury under his real name and a novelty record called "The Purple People Eater Meets the Witch-Doctor" as the "Big Bopper." The flip side was a rockabilly original called "Chantilly Lace," which became the international hit of 1958. He followed "Chantilly Lace" with two so-so singles, "Little Red Riding Hood" and "The Big Bopper's Wedding," and developed a stage show based on his friend, invited him to accompany a Midwestern tour in the winter of 1959. On February 3, 1959, between concert stops in Mason city, Iowa and Fargo, North Dakota, the tour plane flew into a snowstorm and crashed, killing all on board. His name returned to the charts a year after his death with "Running Bear," which he'd written for Johnny Preston earlier.

    BILL BLACK. Combo formed in 1959, Memphis, Tennessee. In 1954 in Memphis, Bill Black, a neighbor of guitarist Scotty Moore, happened to visit Moore's home one day when he and a young truck driver named Elvis Presley were playing together for the first time. Soon thereafter Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records, hired both Black and Moore to rehearse with Presley. Their first recording, "That's All Right," was Presley's first hit. Bill toured and recorded with Elvis until 1959, when he formed the Bill Black Combo, an instrumental group. The Top Twenty hit "Smokie (Part 2)" sold over a million copies in 1959, as did "Josephine," "White Silver Sands," and "Don't Be Cruel" in 1960. Bill became particularly popular in Europe during this time period. He retired from the band in 1962 and died three years later from a brain tumor. The Bill Black Combo continued to work and record.

    THE BLASTERS, Formed 1979 in Los Angeles, California. The Blasters led the early-Eighties American roots music revival, performing styles from rockabilly and country to blues and R&B Brothers Phil and Dave Alvin, grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of Downey, California listening to the music of Big Joe Turner, T-Bone Walker, Jimmy Reed, and Elvis. The brothers played in different bands and in 1979 they formed the Blasters, named after bluesman Jimmy McCracklin's Blues Blasters. They struggled for gigs around L.A. until X's John Doe took them on in 1980. When the Blasters' first album, "American Music," caused a buzz on the underground scene, the punk label Slash signed the band. The Blasters came out the following year, reaching number 36 on the album chart and getting generally positive notices. The Alvins' longtime hero, New Orleans R&B saxophonist Lee Allen, guested on the album. After a live project in 1982, the Blasters attempted to branch out on Non Fiction, with songs that broke from the rockabilly mold. For Hard Line the Blasters attempted a commercial crossover, using John Mellencamp, who wrote and produced one tune, "Colored Lights," and Elvis' former backup singers, the Jordanaires. The band broke up shortly thereafter, with Dave Alvin joining X.

    ROY BROWN, born September 10, 1925, New Orleans, Louisiana. Blues shouter Roy Brown had a major impact on early rock & roll. He wrote and recorded the jumping blues tune "Good Rocking Tonight" in 1947, and it became a number13 R&B hit the following year; Elvis recorded it at one of his 1954 Sun Records sessions and made it his first big hit. Throughout the late Forties and Fifties, Roy enjoyed over a dozen Top Ten R&B hits, including "Long About Midnight," (1948), "Boogie at Midnight," (1949), "Cadillac Baby," (1950), and "Hard Luck Blues" (1950). Roywas still playing frequent club dates when he died of a heart attack in 1981. In 1984 Robert Plant and the Honeydrippers had a hit with Brown's "Rockin' at Midnight."

    DORSEY BURNETTE, born December 28, 1932, Memphis, Tennessee; died August 19, 1979, Canoga Park, California. Dorsey played bass in brother Johnny Burnette's rockabilly group, The Rock 'n' Roll Trio. Following their recording and touring in 1955-56, he moved with his brother from Memphis to Los Angeles. The brothers wrote a number of successful tunes for Rick Nelson, "Believe What You Say" and "It's Late." Each Burnette brother enjoyed some solo success in the early Sixties. Dorsey's hits on Era Records included "Tall Oak Tree" (1960) and "Hey Little One." From 1968 until his death in 1979 from a heart attack, he charted 10 C&W singles. In 1973, after some 20 years in the music business, He was even named the year's most promising newcomer by the Academy of Country Music. Dorsey died six years later. 

    JOHNNY BURNETTE, born March 25, 1934, Memphis, Tennessee; died August 1, 1964, Clear Lake, California. After three straight wins on Ted Mack's original Amateur Hour, with his brother Dorsey, Johnny was a mid-Fifties rockabilly pioneer. Johnny was a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, and with brother Dorsey he assembled The Rock Śn' Roll Trio with lead guitarist Paul Burlison (who released his first solo album in 1981 on a small Memphis record label). They had a couple of rockabilly hits like "Train Kept a-Rollin," distinguished by Burlinson's double-octive on the E-strings guitar riff, but the group disbanded in late 1957. Johnny with brother Dorsey moved to Los Angeles, where they cowrote several hits for Rick Nelson and others. In 1958 Johnny obtained a solo contract with Liberty Records cleaning up his sound and image. He had the biggest hit of his career in November 1960 with the million-selling "You're Sixteen." With a couple of lesser hits in 1961, Johnny had his last taste of rock glory. He was planning a comeback try when he drowned in a boating accident in 1964.

    HARMON BOAZEMAN, birthplace San Antonio, Texas. Brothers Harmon and Virgil Boazeman were auto mechanics with a country & western band, The Circle-C Boys, on the side. Virgil also had his own small label, Hot Rod, which he co-owned along with Bob Tanner and Bennie "Wild Hog Hop" Hess. In 1956, Harmon recorded four sides in Houston for Charlie Fitch's Sarg label out of Luling, Texas. One of these, "No Love In You", obscure in its day, is now highly appreciated by collectors of Texas rockabilly. Boazeman also had releases on the Melco, Buccaneer, D, and Stop labels, with little or no success. He relocated to Nashville in the late 1960's and is now deceased. -Jeffrey Scott Holland