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ROCK-A-BILLY MUSICIANS ON 45 RPM – “B” ARTIST LISTINGS

(Also see my “ROCK-A-BILLY/ROCK/RHYTHM & BLUES PIONEERS FROM THE 1950’S ON 78 RPM” page for many main-stream pioneers)

Many of these musicians have been inducted into one of two the Rock-a-Billy Hall of Fames

DON BACH – SIERRA – 1965

JOHNNY BACHELOR – ERA – 1958

GUS BACKUS – CARLTON – 1958

(Donald Edgar Backus – Long Island, New York)

GAR BACON – BATON – 1957

SHORTY BACON – OZARK – 1960

RAMBLIN’ RED BAILEY – PEACH – 1957

WILLIE BAILEY – LOADSTONE – 1967

JUNE BUG BAILEY – JO – 1958

BABETTE BAIN – RENDEZVOUS – 1959

(Riselle Babette Bain – starred in a handful of motion pictures)

BUDDY BAIN, KAY WAYNE AND MERLE TAYLOR WITH THE HAYRIDERS – METEOR – 1956

BOB BAKER – VEEDA – 1958

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BOBBY BAKER – JORDAN – 1960

CHUCK BAKER – EVEREST – 1962

(of the Baker Brothers)

DONNY BAKER – RAINBOW – 1953

KENNY BAKER – ORBIT – 1959

ROY “BOY” BAKER – DESS – 1963

TEX BAKER & THE TEXAS WONDER BAND – CROSS WINDS – 1967

VIRGIL BAKER – RANGER – 1964

THE BAKER BROTHERS – EVEREST – 1960

ACE BALL – CAPROCK – 1959

(Arthur Balch – New Home, Texas)

EARL BALL – DANTE – 1963

EUGENE BALL – MELATONE – 1956

JERRY BALLARD – SKIPPY – 1961

JERRY BANES – PACE – 1961

DICK BANKS – LIBERTY – 1958

MAC BANKS – VEE EIGHT – 1955

OTIS BANKS – BOW – 1958

BENNY BANTA – VIV – 1959

THE BANTAMS – DECCA – 1960

(Ron and Ray)

GLENN BARBER – HALLMARK – 1954

(Martin Glenn Barber – Hollis, Oklahoma)

BOBBY BARE – FRATERNITY – 1958

(Bill Parsons)

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SPENCE BARE – MCI – 1955

WILEY BARKDULL – HICKORY – 1956

DELBERT BARKER – GATEWAY – 1955

THE BARKER BROTHERS – 1958

(Freddy and Monty Barker)

AL BARKLE WITH THE TRI-TONES – VITA – 1957

HOUSTON BARKS – BUCK & SUNNY – 1958

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BENNY BARNES – MERCURY – 1957

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BETTY BARNES – TNT – 1955

DAVID BARNES & THE HEARTS – SAN – 1961

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GEORGE BARNES – DECCA – 1952

(Chicago, Illinois – Alias: Dominic Luigi)

JOHNNY BARNES – CLEARMONT – 1962

BILLY BARNETT – TEX – 105 – 1954

BOBBY BARNETT – RAZORBACK – 1959

LEON BARNETT – RENAY – 1963

EL BARON – KAREN – 1962

JOE BARONE & HIS ROCKETS – POINT – 1955

CHUCK BARR – ELSAN – 1958

HUGH BARRETT – MADISON – 1961

BILLY BARRIX – CHESS – 1957

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LONNIE BARRON – SAGE – 1956

ROB BARRON – SILVER STREAK – 1960

TEDDY BART – NATIONAL – 1957

STINSON BARTH – REBEL – 1956

(Canada)

CHARLENE BARTLEY – ALDON – 1956

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BART BARTON – E&M – 1965

BILL BARTON – K-ARK – 1960

BILLY BARTON – STARS – 1957

(Kentucky)

DICK BARTON & THE REBELS – ANTHEM – 1961

ERNIE BARTON – PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL – 1958

(This is Bart Barton also Hayden Thompson)

ROD BARTON – BIG BEN – 1961

(This is Nervous Norvous)

LEON BASS – TUNE – 1960

(In band The Spoon Players and The Keynotes)

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TONY BASSETT – ORCHID – 1961

SKIP BATTIN – INDIGO – 1962

(Clyde Battin – Gallipolis, Ohio – Skip of “Skip and Flip” later with the Byrds)

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SKIP BAUCOM – GIANT – 1957

THE BAY BOPS – CORAL – 1958

(Brooklyn, New York)

BILL BEACH – KING – 1958

RAY BEACH – (BEACH) – 1967

TOMMY JIM BEAM  & THE FOUR FIFTHS – 100 PROOF – 1958

DEAN BEARD – EDMORAL – 1957

(Santa Anna, Texas – was a member of The Champs Was with The Four Pals – The Crew Cats – The Fox Four Sevens)

NORMA BEARD – ROSE – 1957

JIMMY BEASLEY & THE ROCKERS – MODERN – 1957

PHIL BEASLEY WITH THE COUNTRY RHYTHM BOYS – BRIAR – 1961

THE BEAU-MARKS – SHAD – 1960

(Out of Canada Montreal started off as The Del-Tones)

ASHLEY BEAUMONT THE 18TH – WORTHY – 1958

DEAN BEARD – EDMORAL – 1957

STAN BEAVER – PETAL – 1963

(Ducktown, Tennessee)

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CLYDE BEAVERS – WONDER -1958

(Clyde Winfrey Beavers – Tennga, Georgia)

JOE BECK – RADAR – 1961

THE BECK BROTHERS – MID WEST – 1960

MERL BECKER & THE CARAVAN – ELSAN – 1958

TOMMY BECKHAM – TAB – 1960

JAY BEE & THE KIT KATS – 1964

 

MOLLY BEE – CORAL – 1958

(Molly Jean Beachboard – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

 

MACKEY BEERS & THE ROCKITS – MARK – 1962

THE BEES – FINCH – 1962

(Cincinatti, Ohio)

JIMMIE BELDEN – PLA-ME – 1962

 

CARL BELEW – 4 STAR – 1958

(Carl Robert Below – Salina, Oklahoma)

The Belew Twins – Coral – 1958

(Bobby and Benny Belew)

BILL BELL & THE 4 UNKNOWNS – MIDA – 1959

DONNIE BELL – REECE-RAWSON – 1962

DWAIN BELL & THE TURNER BROTHERS – SUMMIT – 1959

EDDIE BELL & THE ROCK-A-FELLAS – COED – 1958

EDDY BELL & THE BEL-AIRES – LUCKY FOUR – 1961

JOHNNY BELL – BRUNSWICK – 1959

TOMMY BELL – ZIL – 1959

THE BELLTONES – OLIMPIC – 1963

(Columbus University, Ohio)

 

TONY BELLUS – SAMSON – 1958

(Anthony J. Bellusci – Chicago, Illinois)

 

THE BELVEDERES – TREND – 1958

(Chicago, Illinois)

 

CHUCK BENE – ROCK – 1958

(Was a member of Johnny Dentz’s Hillrockers – later with The Bobby Lane Trio – composed for Ricky Nelson)

MARVIN BENEFIELD – ROYALTY – 1967

BUDDY BENNETT & THE MARGILATORS – BLUE MOON – 1959

RICK BENNETT & THE JESTERS – HIGH-UP – 1960

TINY BENNETT WITH BLACKIE BENNETT & HIS BAND – TENNESSEE – 1951

DUB BENSON – STAR TREK – 1969

MERV BENTON – MARVEL – 1966

(Mervyn Benton – Australia)

WALT BENTON & THE SNAPPERS – 20TH FOX – 1959

EDDIE BENTLEY – GJM – 1967

(Yorkshire, New York)

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JERRY BENTY – WILLETT – 1959

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

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ROD BERNARD – CARL – 1958

(Opelousas, Louisiana – The Twisters – The Shondells)

BOBBY BERNELL & THE DREAMTONES – FORTUNE – 1962

JOHNNY BERNERO – DOT – 1960

(Memphis, Kentucky

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BILL BERRY – GMA – 1964

RON BERRY – DIXIE – 1965

(Dayton, Ohio – with “The Dreamers”)

THE BERRY KIDS – MGM – 1956

(Nashville, Tennessee)

BUDDY BEVERLY & THE SPARKLES – CYPRESS – 1964

CAPPY BIANCO – CASA BLANCA – 1961

(This is Joe Oliver of Bill Haley’s Comets)

FRED BIBLE – ALECIA – 1962

BIG DOLLY – SELECT – 1962

THE BIG ROCKER – LUCKY FOUR – 1961

Kenny Biggs – B-W – 1961

Bill & Carroll and the Niches Valley Boys – 1955

Bill & PeeWee – Halco – 1961

Billie & Mark – Demon – 1959

Dick Bills – Crest – 1961

Billy & The Glens – Jaro – 1959

Billy & Mickey – Impala – 1959

Howard Bingham & The Rockets – Dixie – 1958

Tommy Bishop – Wonder – 1958

Shelton Bissell – Ivy – 1961

WALTER BITTLE & His Flying Saucers – CLAUDRA – 1956

(Fronted The Flying Saucers)

Bill Black’s Combo – Hi – 1961

(William Batten Black Jr., – Memphis, Tennessee – Backed Elvis in the early days)

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Wally  Black – Toppa – 1959

Thelma Blackmon – MGM – 1958

(Thelma Ingram – Sallisaw, Oklahoma)

CHARLES BLACKWELL – BETHLEHEM – 1960

(Charles Blackwell – from the UK – was versatile musician – producer and band leader – dabbling in rock-a-billy – He produced extensively for Tom Jones and Englebert Humperdinck)

THE BLACKWELL TWINS – BAYNE – 1959

Ronnie Blair – Crest – 1961

Sunny Blair – Meteor – 1961

Buddy Blake – Phillips International – 1957

MELVIN BLAKE & The Star-Rockers – RODNEY – 1958

TOMMY BLAKE – SUN – 1958

(Thomas LeVan Givens – Shreveport, Louisiana)

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Cliff Blakley – Starday – 1958

Bouncing Cornell Blakely – Carrie – 1961

Jackie Blanchard & The Rockin’ Impallas – Mida – 1959

(Of Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan “Tennessee Birdwalk” Fame – Buffalo, New York)

Glenn Bland – Sarg – 1958

Billy Blank – Big B – 1959

The Blankenship Brothers – Skyline – 1960

Marvin Blanton – Capo – 1960

Jules Blattner & His Teen Tones – Bobbin – 1959

(Jules Merrill Blattner – St. Louis, Missouri)

Steve Bledsoe & The Blue Jays – Scope – 1958

Bill Blevins – National – 1957

Jackie Lynn and Helen Blevins – G&G – 1958

The Blockbusters – Aladdin – 1956

The Blonde Bomber – Hull – 1962

(Walter Rhodes – New York)

The Blue Echoes – Bon – 1959

(Lansing, Michigan)

Little Boy Bluehorn – Space – 1963

TOOTER BOATMAN – TWINKLE – 1958

(William McCon Boatman, Jr. – Texas – fronted the Chaparrals)

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Harmon Boazeman – Sarg – 1959

(San Antonio, Texas)

Bob and Joe – Columbia – 1959

Bob & Justine – Fransil – 1958

(This is one of the most famous ‘couples’ from American Bandstand – Bob Clayton and Justine Carroll – Philadelphia, PA)

Bob & Shirley – Band Box – 1961

(Denver, Colorado – often backed by Denver’s Valiants)

Bob & Lucille – Ditto – 1959

(This is the “Canadian Sweethearts  – Robert Fredrikson & Lucille Savole aka Lucille Starr who sang “The French Song”)

Bob & Ray – Nasco – 1958

Bob & The Rockabillies – Blue-Chip – 1958

Bobby & Billy – United Artists – 1959

Bob & Vic with the Kool Kats – Sky – 1958

Bobby & The Demons – MCI – 1960

Bobby & The Fifths – Radel – 1965

Bobby Jo and Joyce – Tennessee – 1956

Bobby Bobo – Sage – 1957

Jim Bobo – Eko – 1958

THE BOBOLINKS – KEY – 1957

Bill Bodaford & The Rockets – Back Beat – 1958

CALVIN BOLES – YUCCA – 1960

(Also performed with his wife Betty

CARL BONAFED & THE GEM-TONES – TEK 1958

THE BON-AIRES – RUST – 1965

(New Jersey)

BOBBY BOND – DANCELAND – 1961

BOB BONN – FABLE – 1957

SKEETER BONN – TOWN AND COUNTRY – 1957

MISTY BONNER – ATLANTA – 1962

BILLY BONNY – MARK 56 – 1959

THE BOOGIE RAMBLERS – GOLDBAND – 1955

HOWARD BOONE – BOMAC – 1962

Bo-Pete – Try – 1964

The Boppin’ Billies – Mopic – 1959

BILL BOWENS – METEOR – 1956

Custer Bottoms – Bakersfield – 1956

Harley Botts – Felsted – 1958

The Bounty Hunters – Huron – 1961

Bill Bowen with The Rockets – Meteor – 1956

Bob Bowers – Dart – 1959

Chuck Bowers – Choice – 1956

Margie Bowes – Hickory – 1958

(Margie Marie Bowes – Roxboro, North Carolina)

Doug Bowles & The Rhubarbs – Tune – 1959

Bob Bowman & The Chances – Revello – 1959

The Bowman Brothers & The Norman Petty Trio – Columbia – 1958

(Lowell and Dee Bowman – Lubbock, Texas)

Cecil Bowman – D – 1959

Doug Bowman & The Road – Bo-Kay – 1959

Leroy Bowman & The Arrows – Regis – 1958

Leroy Bowshier with the Radio Ranch Boys – Dess – 1957

Barry Boyd with the Frantiks – Dart – 1962

Bill Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers – Starday – 1957

Donnie Boyd & His Guitar – Dart – 1958

Jimmy Boyd – Columbia – 1956

(Jimmy Devon Boyd – Jayess, Mississippi)

JIMMY BOYER – DARN-L – 1968

(Fronted the Chocolate Pickles)

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BURL BOYKIN – CLOVER – 1960

(Beaumont, Texas – with Rockin Rebels (as youth in Texas) a group which included Johnny Winters)

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Billy Boyle – Lawn – 1963

David Box – Candix – 1962

(Harold David Box)

Helen Bozeman – Sandy – 1958

Johnny Bozeman – Fine – 1955

Ken Bozeman – Wabo – 1965

Brad & Jerry – Shad – 1959

Aubrey Bradford – Shelby – 1957

Sylvester Bradford – Atco – 1958

James Bradley – Chess – 1960

Mamie Bradley – Sue – 1958

Sid Bradley – Contest – 1960

JACK BRADSHAW – MAR-VEL – 1954

(Harlan County, Kentucky)

Jimmy Bradshaw – McBrad – 1962

Howard Brady – Flagship – 1957

(West Virginia)

Palford Brady – Clix – 1959

Doug Bragg – Dixie – 1958

(With The Drifters)

Ronnie Branam – Pep – 1958

Linda Brannon – Ram – 1957

Bobby Brant & The Rhythm Rockers  – White Rock – 1958

The Braves – Fox – 1958

The Break-A-Ways – Roy – 1965

Cody Brennan & the Temptations – Swan – 1961

Frankie Brent – Calvert – 1958

Ronnie Brent – Colt 45 – 1959

Tommy Brewer with the Bee Kay Sextet – Crystalette – 1956

Russ Brian – Horizon – 1959

Robin Hood Brians – RBE – 1962

(Corsicana, Texas)

Dan Bridges – Jeree – 1966

Ernestine Bridges – Sunar – 1964

Billy Briggs – Imperial – 54

Jerry Bright – Yucca – 1961

Larry Brinkley & The Twisters – Westwood – 1962

Dave Brockman – Starday – 1957

Bobby Brookes – RCA Victor – 1962

Chuck Brooks – Dub – 1958

DALE BROOKS – TWIRL – 1966

(West Virginia – Brooks shown in middle in photo)

Don Brooks – Excellent – 1954

DONNY BROOKS – Era – 1958

(John Dee Abohosh – Performed early on as “Johnny Fare” – also Dick Bush – Dallas, Texas – Charted Hot 100 three times with “Doll House” going to number 31 and “Mission Bell” number 31)

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Johnny Brooks – Addit – 1960

Lonnie Brooks – Palos – 1965

(Lee Baker Jr. aka “Guitar Jr.” – Dubvisson, Louisiana)

Tim Brooks & The Charlotteens – Corvet – 1958

The Brothers – Argo – 1958

BILLY BROWN – COLUMBIA – 1957

Charlie Brown and His Cisco Kids – Rose – 1958

Gene Brown – Dot – 1958

Hubert Brown – Peach – 1959

Jay Brown & The Jets – Peach – 1960

Jericho Brown – RKO Unique – 1957

Johnny “Scat” Brown – Leedon – 1958

Kenny Brown & The Arkansas Ramblers – Pep – 1955

Max Brown – Applause – 1960

Pat Brown – Wedge – 1960

Roy Brown – Imperial – 1958

Rufus Brown – Gateway – 1960

Tom Brown & The Tom Toms – Jaro – 1960

Little Tommy Brown – 1953

WALTER BROWN – ZIP – 1958

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The Brown Brothers – Aladdin – 1958

(Dean & Mark Mathis – of the “Newbeats” – both born in Hahira, Georgia – on left and right)

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Claude Brownell with the Country Cousins – Arcade – 1962

“Zekie” Bill Browning & the Dynamics – Lucky – 1960

The Browning Sisters – Velcille – 1957

(Performed as the Browning Family Show with father leader Eugene)

Bruce Brownlee – Tela-Star – 1960

EDWIN BRUCE – SUN – 1957

(Memphis, Tennessee)

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Joe Bruce & The Steppers – Robin – 1958

Bill Bryan & The Gold Tones – Pike – 1962

Jamie Bryan & Her Brothers – Kedlen – 1963

Jerry Bryan – Kool – 1963

Wes Bryan – Clock 1959

Audrey Bryant – Do-Ra-Me – 1960

(Audrey Jean Bryant-Williams)

Charles Bryant – Peach – 1960

Gary Bryant – Starday – 1957

Ken Bryant – Seeco – 1960

Larry Bryant – Santa Fe – 1959

Rusty Bryant – Carolyn – 1953

Gene Bua – Safari – 1958

Art Buchanan & Combo – Flame – 1960

Wes Buchanan – Pep – 1957

Gary Buck – Petal – 1963

Bucky Buckler & The Windjammers – Buckler – 1960

Buddy & The Fads – Morocco – 1958

(Art “Buddy” Fowler – with “Ash Bennett & the Ardells)

Buddy & The Hearts – Landa – 1964

(This is Kirby St. Romain)

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Norman Bullock with the Southerners – M and J – 1956

Curtis Bunyard – Sandy – 1957

Barney Burcham & The Dreamers – Meteor – 1955

Ray Burden – Cullman – 1958

(With “Wayne and Ray”)

Tommy Burgess & The Country Rain – Country Rain – 1960

Jim Burgett – Go – 1961

Buddy Burke – Bullseye – 1957

(Canada)

EDDIE BURKE – ROCK MOP – 1959

PAUL BURLISON

(David Paul Burilison – Brownsville, Tennessee – Member of the Johnny Burnette Trio)

Bobby Burnenett – Wan-Dell – 1960

Ivy Burnett – Rock-A-Bye – 1964

Al Burnett & His Southern Swingsters – Happy Hearts – 1964

DORSEY BURNETTE – ABBOTT – 1956

(Dorsey William Burnett Jr., – Memphis, Tennessee – member of the Johnny Burnette Trio)

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Linda Burnette with Robby & The Ramblers – Perry – 1961

(Fremont, Ohio)

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Bink Burns – Rose – 1959

Jackie Burns – Guyden – 1955

(With: “The Flirts” – “The Bo-Bells”

Norman Burns – Sterling – 1964

Sonny Burns – Starday – 1953

Bob Burton – Mar-Vel – 1956

Dave Burton – RCA Victor – 1955

JAMES BURTON – MIRAMAR – 1955

(James Edward Burton – Dubberly, Louisiana)

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Ronnie Burton – Nugget – 1967

Buzz Busby & His Bayou Boys – Jiffy – 1956

(Bernarr Graham Busbice – Eros, Louisiana)

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Wayne Busby – Empire – 1960

DICK BUSH – HOLLYWOOD PARTY – 1958

(This is Donnie Brooks)

Eddie Bush – Phillips International – 1960

(Backed Carl Mann on guitar)

Kenny Buskirk – Cowtown – 1964

Paul Buskirk & His Little Men – Rx – 1960

The Busters – Arlen – 1963

Tony Butala – Topic – 1959

(Tony became an original member of The Lettermen – Anthony Francis Butala – Sharon, Pennsylvania)

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Larry Butler – Allstar – 1959

Buzz and Al – ABC-Paramount – 1960

JERRY BYERS – ROSIE – 1963

(Gerald Lee Byers – Bussey, Iowa)

Jerry Byrne – Specialty – 1958

(New Orleans, Louisiana – With: “The Loafers”)

Jimmie Byron – Teen – 1956

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