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ROCK-A-BILLY MUSICIANS ON 45 RPM – “D-E” 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

D’Amico, Ted – Cavalier – 1963

Jimmy Mack D – Northwest – 1960

Ted Daigle – Rodeo – 1959

(New Brunswick, Canada – with The Tremolos – The Westerners)

The Floyd Dakil Four – Earth – 1965

Alan Dale – ABC-Paramount – 1957

Dick Dale – Deltone – 1958

(Richard Anthony Monsour – Boston, Massachusetts)

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Jim Dale & The Comancheros – Teen – 1964

Jimmie Dale – Saber – 1958

Jimmie Dale – Original – 1953

Kenny Dale – Picture – 1958

Larry Dale – Glover – 1960

(Ennis Lowery – Wharton, Texas)

Robin Dale – Liberty – 1961

Jimmy Daley – Decca – 1956

Jimmy Dallas – Sho-Me – 1953

(Kansas City, Missouri)

Larry Dallas – Van – 1965

Chuck Dallas – Glenn – 1962

Jerry Dallman & The Knightcaps – Punch – 1958

Dusty Dalton – Unique – Shotgun – 1962

Harlon Dalton & The Jockeys – United Artists – 1958

Big Lloyd Dalton – Yucca – 1961

Durwood Daly – Caprock – 1959

Terry Daly & the Nu-Tones – Mark – April, 1958

Donna Dameron – Dart – 1959

Mark Damon – Wynne – 1959

Damron, Dickie

Dickie Damron – Laurel – 1959

(Joseph Glenn – Ablerta, Canada)

Dan & The Craftsmen – Craft – 1960

Mel Dancey – Ducky – 1959

The Dandies – Peach – 1959

Jimmy Dane – Murco – 1968

Jay Daniel – Mercury – 1961

JEFF DANIEL – MELADIE – 1956

Stan Daniel – Holiday – 1962

Charlie Daniels – Hanover – 1960

(Charles Edward Daniels – Wilmington, North Carolina – with The Beau Weevils, Jaguars and the Merrylanders – Same Daniels as “The Devil Goes Down to Georgia”)

Eddie Daniels – Ebb – 1957

Jeff Daniels – Big Howdy – 1959

(Also known as Luke McDaniel, and Earl Lee)

Danny & The Galaxies – Darbo – 1959

(Hurley, Wisconsin – included Danny Sullivan lead – early production of Jimmy Bowen)

Danny & The Nitro-Notes – Nitro – 1962

Danny & The Roc-Kettes – Nu Sound – 1961

Danny & The Saints – Warner Bros. – 1959

Danny Boy – Kent – 1958

(Daniel Flores – Santa Paula, California – With “The 3-D Ranch Boys” – “Danny & Dave” duo with Champs’ Dave Burgess)

Eddie Dano – Vik – 1957

Tommy Danton & the Echoes – Dot – 1957

(Canada)

Johnny Darcy – Sycamore – 1958

(Johnny Arcesi)

Ray Darden – Allstar – 1959

Joe Darensbourg & His Dixie Flyers – Lark – 1958

(Joseph Wilmer Darensbourg – Baton Route, Louisiana)

Darla Daret – Silver – 1957

(Was accompanied on this track by Eddie Cochran – also recorded as Patty Saturday)

Donna Darlene – Admiral – 1956

(Donna Darlene Jackson – One of her marriages was to Doug Kershaw)

Larry Darnell – DeLuxe – 1957

(Leo Edward Donald, Jr. – Columbus, Ohio)

Guy Darrell – Warwick – 1961

(John Swail – with “The Midniters” and “Deep Feeling”

Danny Darren & The Drifting Playboys – Draeger – 1966

Frank Darris – Roy – 1964

(With “The Aritzonas)

George Darro – Nationwide – 1960

(With “The Vi-Kings”)

Ken Darrow – Gary – 1958

Neil Darrow with the Quarter Notes – Wizz – 1959

Chuck Darty – Chart – 1957

Dave & Bob – M & F – 1958

(This Dave “Baby” Cortez and “Big Bob” Kornegay)

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Davey & The Doo Rays – Guyden – 1958

Bill Davenport & His Circle D Ranch Hands – Wayne – 1960

Barry Darvell – Colt 45 – 1959

(Barry Peregoy – Alexandria, Virginia – with “The Blazers”)

Frankie Dash – Cool – 1958

Janie Davids – Key – 1957

Frankie Davidson with the Hi-Notes – Wynne – 1960

Bob Davies & The Rhythm Jesters – Rama – 1957

(Montreal, Canada – formerly the “Down Yonder Boys” – with “The Bobsmiths”))

Cliff Davis & His Kentucky Play Boys – Jay Jay – 1956

Al Davis – Manco – 1964

Bo Davis – Crest – 1956

(Gene Davis – Advance, Missouri)

Bobby Davis & The Rhythm Rockers – Vest – 1964

Chuck Davis – Tilt – 1958

Cliff Davis & His Turbo-Jets – Federal – 1959

Dale Davis & The Tomcats – Stardale – 1957

Gale Davis – Holiday – 1962

Gene Davis – R-Dell – 1958

LARRY & DIXIE DAVIS – KANGAROO – 1959

Hank Davis & The Elketras – Dauphin – 1958

Jan Davis & The Ricco-Shays – Rendezvous – 1960

Jo Davis – Columbia – 1957

Ken Davis – Star-Light – 1958

Lamarr Davis & the Davis Sisters – Lu – 1959

LINK DAVIS – STARDAY – 1956

Pat Davis – ACTS – 1960

Paul Davis – MGM 1956

Rocky Davis & The Continders – Blue Sky – 1959

Rufe Davis (with Smiley Burnette) – Rancho – 1965

Sherry Davis – Fashion – 1957

(Gwendolyn Joy Wilkinson – Accompanied here by Buddy Holley, The Picks, Jerry Allison and others)

The Davis Sisters – RCA Victor – 1953

(Betty Jack Davis and Mary Francis Penick: “Skeeter”)

Skeeter Davis – RCA Victor – 1960

(Mary Francis Penick – Dry Ridge, Kentucky)

Billy Dawn – Coed – 1958

Jimmie Dawson – Bonanza – 1955

(Thomas Latham – Haynesville, Louisiana – known as “The Dixie Drifter”)

RONNIE DAWSON – BACK BEAT – 1957

(Ronnie Monroe Dawson – Waxahachie, Texas)

Bing Day – Federal – 1958

Jack Day – Arcade – 1960

Johnny Day – Dore – 1961

Margie Day – Cat – 1955

Nancy Day – Jay Wing – 1958

Sonny Day – ABC-Paramount – 1958

The Daywins – Arwin – 1959

The Dazzlers – Lee – 1958

(Lead singer Kenny Coates

Peter De Bree & The Wanderers – Fortune – 1948

Deacon & The Rock and Rollers – Nau-Voo – 1959

(The is Deacon Gilliland)

DON DEAL – ERA – 1958

(Honey Creek, Iowa)

Mike Deal – Erwin – 1957

Al Dean & His All Stars – Warrior – 1958

BOB DEAN & THE TRAVELAIRES – ARKADE – 1968

Bob and Cindy Dean – Starday – 1958

Bobby Dean – Chess – 1957

Charles Dean & The Rondells – Benton – 1958

Donnie Dean – Drift – 1959

Eddie Dean – Sage – 1956

(Edward Dean Glosup – Posey, Texas)

Frank Dean – Trend – 1958

Jerry Dean & The Shades – Creole – 1959

Jimmy Dean – Mercury – 1955

(Jimmy Ray Dean – Plainview, Texas)

Junior Dean – Mike – 1958

Larry Dean – Brunswick – 1958

Lenny Dean & The Rockin’ Chairs – Recorte – 1959

Libby Dean – Savoy – 1957

Lorin Dean & the Allen Sample Band – Back Beat – 1958

Nick Dean – Deb – 1956

Terry Dean – Poplar – 1957

(Gelsa Paldino – New York City)

Tex Dean – Trumpet – 1953

WALLY DEANE – GLOBE – 1956

(Wallace Van Riper Deane – Bivins, Texas)

The Deans – Mohawk -1960

(Started off as “The Four Playboys” then became the “Dinos” as a trio before settling on “The Deans”)

Billy Deaton – TNT – 1960

Frank Deaton & The Mad Lads – Bally – 1957

Jimmy Deberry – Sun – 1953

(Glumwood, Arkansas)

The Deb-Tones – RCA Victor – 1958

(Linda, Karen and Julie – Indianapolis, Indiana – started as “The Petticoats”)

SONNY DECKLEMAN – REKA – 1959

(Joseph Deckleman – Harrisburg, Arkansas)

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Jodie Decker – Fable – 1957

Danny Dedmon & The Cabin River Boys – Flair – 1953

Dee & Patty – D – 1958

Billy Dee – Fabor – 1958

Donna Dee – Counsel – 1961

Frankie Dee & The Carter Rays – RCA Victor – 1958

JACKIE DEE – GONE – 1957

(Jackie DeShannon)

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Jerry Dee & The Intruders – Sara – 1961

JIMMY DEE – DOT – 1957

(Jimmy Dee Fore – San Antonio, Texas – fronted The Offbeats – drummed for Del Shannon for a time)

Johnny Dee – Colonial – 1957

(John D. Laudermilk – Durham. North Carolina)

Lou Dee & The Valley Boys – Old Town – 1957

Ronnie Dee – Back Beat – 1958

Tommy Dee with Carol Kay and the Teen-Aires – Crest – 1959

(Tommy Donaldson – Vickerson, Virginia)

Toni Dee – Brunswick – 1958

Tonya Dee & The Dischords – UBC – 1960

Dee Jay & The Runaways – IGL – 1965

(Grand Lakes, Iowa)

 Jimmy DeHoney with Carson Smith’s Roadrangers – Nabor – 1966

Jimmy DeKnight & His Knights or Rhythm – Band Box – 1961

(James Edwards Myers – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – co writer of “Rock Around the Clock)

Danny Delaney – Boleg – 1966

The Delatones – TNT – 1960

Danny Dell – World Pacific – 1960

Jeanie Dell – Ritz – 1960

Jimmy Dell – RCA Victor – 1957

(James Delbridge)

Jovan Dell – Bally – 1957

Wailin’ Bill Dell & The Bachelors – OJ – 1957

The Delmore Brothers – King – 1964

Delmore, Alton

The Del-Rays – R and H – 1963

Jerry Demar – Ford – 1957

Nicky Dematteo – Guyden – 1960

Little Jimmy Dempsey – Fox – 1958

Al Denny – Bingo – 1959

Dave Denny – Golden Crest – 1960

Galen Denny – Liberty – 1958

Lee Denson – Kent – 1958

(Reinz, Mississippi)

Bob Denton – Dot – 1958

(Robert Francis Bull – Moline, Illinois)

Johnny Denton – Mel-O-Tone – 1957

Danny Denver – Chancellor Country – 1962

Richie Deran & The New Tones – Pontiac – 1960

ARNIE DERKSEN – DECCA – 1959

Marty DeRose – Lane – 1958

Jack Derrick & The Diamond D Ranch Boys – Longhorn – 1957

Vernon Derrick – Forest – 1965

The Derringers – Capitol – 1961

Johnny Devlin – Coral – 1962

(Australia)

Fay Dewitt – Mood – 1954

Al Dexter – Ekko – 1957

(Clarence Albert Poindexter – Jacksonville, Texas)

The Dial-Tones – Dandy Dan – 1958

Diamond Jim – Diamond Jim Recording – 1968

Larry Diamond – Gardena – 1960

(Alexander Ramos – Honolulu, Hawaii)

Ronnie Diamond – Imperial – 1958

Denny Diante – Holiday – 1964

(Dennis Torchia)

Carlos Diaz – Nuria – 1960

Doug Dickens & The Fireballs – 1960

Dub Dickerson – Capitol – 1954

(Willis Dickerson)

Milt Dickey – Westport – 1956

(Marissa, Illinois)

Dickie & The Gees – Argo – 1958

Elroy Dietzel & The Rhythm Bandits – Bo-Kay – 1956

Danny Dill – ABC-Paramount – 1956

(Horace Eldred Dill – Clarksburg, Tennessee)

Zig Dillon – R – 1961

Tim Dinkins – Fable – 1957

Jean Dinning – Essex – 1955

(Eugena Doy Dinning – Grant County, Oklahoma)


Mark Dinning – MGM – 1957

(Mark Edward Dinning – Manchester, Oklahoma – brother of the Dinning Sisters)

Bobby Dino with Buddy Lucas & His Dynatones – Ridgecrest – 1959

Jerry Dion – Zone – 1963

Tommy Dishaw – D&C – 1959

The Dixie Drifter – Fan. Jr. – 1966

(Thomas Latham – Haynesville, Louisiana – Alias: Jimmy Dawson)

The Dixieland Drifters – B.B. – 1958

Dicky Dixon – Ray Bo – 1965

Helene Dixon – Vik – 1956

Mason Dixon & His Band – Reed – 1960

Walter Dixon – Erwin – 1957

(Walter Dee Dickey – Florence, Alabama)

Webb Dixon – Astro – 1959

CARL DOBKINS JR. – FRATERNITY – 1958

(Cincinnati, Ohio)

Lon Dobro – Milestone – 1963

(Leonel Dobro)

The Dodgers – Top Rank – 1958

Joe Dodo & the Groovers – RCA Victor – 1958

Ray Doggett – Kix – 1958

(Elmer Ray Doggett – Sweetwater, Texas)

Ramblin’ Jimmie Dolan – Capitol – 1950

(Lee Ray Petit – Gardena, California)

Andy Doll – Ad – 1958

DANNY DOLLAR – SOLID SOUL

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Johnny Dollar – D – 1962

(John Washington Dollar, Jr., Kilgore, Texas)

Bill Dolton – Kaybo – 1961

Don & His Roses – Dot – 1958

(Donnie Henson Lanier – Was a member of the Rhythm Orchids with Buddy Knox and Jimmy Bowen)

Don & The Dominos – Cuca – 1962

(Don Zabel – Wauwatosa, Wisconsin)

Charlie Donald – ABC-Paramount – 1957

Dorothy Donegan – Melic – 1962

Johnny Donn with the Jazzrockers – Crest – 1959

LARRY DONN – VADEN – 1959

(Larry Donn Gillihan – Arkansas – Alias: Larry Down)


Ral Donner – Scottie – 1959

(Ralph Stuart Donner – Chicago, Illinois)

The Dorchesters – ABC-Paramount – 1964

Dee Dee Dorety – Freedom – 1959

Harold Dorman – Rita – 1959

(Harold Kenneth Dorman – Drew, Mississippi)

Jerry Dorn – King – 1956

Lee Dorn – Ranger – 1962

Tom Dorsam – Loren – 1964

Ray Dorsey – B.E.S. – 1965

Cowboy Slim Dortch – Eugenia – 1964

Bob Doss – Starday – 1956

James Dotson – Redwing – 1964

Jimmy Dotson – Nicetown – 1964

Dottie Mae – Yale – 1960

The Doubles – Century – 1959

Bob Dougherty – Cardinal – 1955

(Robert Isaac Dougherty – Leavonworth, Kansas)

Davy Douglas – Liberty – 1958

Glenn Douglas – Decca – 1956

(Douglas Glenn Tubb)

Harry Douglas and the Deep River Boys – Vik – 1956

Tony Douglas – D – 1959

Johnny Dove – Trace – 1959

Ronnie Dove & the Bell-Tones – Dove – 1959

(Ronald Eugene Dove – Herndon, Virginia)

Larry Dowd – Spinning – 1959

The Downbeats – Sarg – 1959

Wayne Downing & the Jimmy Bryant Band – Big J – 1962

Tommy Downs – Tiffany – 1957

(Louisville, Kentucky)

Dicky Doyle – Wye – 1961

Rudy Dozier – Teen-Time – 1962

Larry Drake & The Vagabonds – Fable – 1956

Robert Draper – Berma – 1961

Rusty Draper – Mercury – 1955

(Farrell H. Draper – KIrksville, Missouri)

Lee Dresser & The Krazy Kats – Robin – 1963

Steve Drexel & The Cut-Ups – Rip – 1958

The Dropouts – Acame – 1964

Joey Du’Ambra & His Mellow-D’s – ABC-Paramount – 1958

Billy Duane – Guyden – 1961

Dave Dudley – King – 1956

(David Darwin Pedruska – Spencer, Wisconsin)

ARLIE DUFF – DECCA – 1956

Johnny Duffett – Brunswick – 1959

TAM DUFFILL – GROOVE – 1962

(Tamson Wailes Duffill – Bremerton, Washington – With The Rebel Rockers – The Vibrations)

Eddie Dugosh & The Redtops – Award – 1958

Billy Duke – Casino – 1956

Denver Duke & Jeffrey Null – Mercury – 1956

(Also recorded as the “Hardin County Boys”)

ROY DUKE – DECCA – 1956

Aggie Dukes – Aladdin

Earl Dukes – Delta – 1961

Terry Dunavan & The Earthquakes – Fanfare – 1958

Herbie Duncan with Red Wells & His Caravans – Mar-Vel – 1958

Jimmy Duncan – Unique – 1956

(Houston, Texas – composer of the Bobby Helms hit “Special Angel”)

Johnny Duncan – Leader – 1960

(John Richard Duncan – Dublin, Texas)

Lanny Duncan – Candix – 1961

Tommy Duncan (with Jimmy Rivers) – Cheyenne – 1959

(Thomas Elmer Duncan – Hillsboro, Texas)

Gene Dunlap & The Jokers – Hitt – 1958

David Dunn – Lori – 1963

Webster Dunn Jr. – Dunmar – 1969

Lebron Dupree – Spann – 1959

Don Durant – Challenge – 1958

(Don Allison Durae)

Tommy Durden – Holiday – 1956

Paul Durham – Sandspur – 1965

Mario Duron & the Wig-Wags – Wig-Wag – 1958

The Dusters – Arc – 1956

Slim Dusty – Capitol – 1958

(Dave Gordon KIrkpatrick – Australia)

HUELYN DUVALL – CHALLENGE – 1957

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Connie Dycus – Dixie – 1960

Johnny Eager – Design – 1959

Jim Eanes – Decca – 1956

Little Billy Earl – Goldband – 1958

JOHNNY EARL – GYRO – 1960

(Earl Theodore Baughman – Greenville, South Carolina)

EARL AND ARLIN – G & G – 1959

JACK EARLS & THE JIMBOS – SUN – 1956

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BERNIE EARLY – MGM – 1958

(Cornwall, Ontario, Canada)

Sam Early – Dade – 1961

Clyde Easley – Enterprise – 1959

Jim Easter & the Artistic’s – Cha Cha – 1962

Jim Eddy – Soma – 1958

Edell & the T-Birds – Moon – 1961

Jack Eden & The Dimensions – Alden – 1965

Jim Edgar & The Roadrunners – Commerce – 1964

Lee Edmund & His Country Stringers – Solar – 1965

ALVIS (EDDIE) EDWARDS – ENALL – 1959

Bobby Edwards – Capitol – 1962

(Robert Edward Moncrief)

Dave Edwards – Bee – 1958

Don Edwards & The Dukes – Singular – 1957

Frankie Edwards – Warwick – 1960

Hank Edwards – Oklahoma – 1957

Jimmy Edwards – Mercury – 1957

(Jim Bullington – Detroit, Michigan)

Johnny Edwards & The White Caps – Northland – 1957

TIBBY EDWARDS – MERCURY – 1955

(Edwin Thibodeaux – Garland, Louisiana)

Vince Edwards – Rus-Fi – 1960

(Vincent Edward Zoino – Brooklyn, New York – Apparently this is – yes – the star of TV show “Ben Casey” -)

Vern Edwards – Probe – 1959

Bob Ehret – Aladdin – 1957

The El’Dorados – Rock-Highland – 1961

The El-Derocks – Sapphire – 1959

Billy Eldridge with the Fire Balls – Vulco – 1959

Johnny Elgin – Kash – 1963

Al Elias – Payson – 1958

(Albert Sahley Elias – Charleston, West Virginia)

Jimmy Elledge – RCA Victor – 1961

(Jimmy Presley Elledge – Nashville, Tennessee)

The Ellis Brothers – ABC-Paramount – 1958

Don Ellis – Bee – 1959

Larry Ellis – Dale – 1958

Rex Ellis – Rivermont – 1960

Johnny Elmore – Jar – 1959

Elston, Scott

(Des Moines, Iowa)

Ted Embry – Accent – 1957

The Emcees – Cimarron – 1959

BILLY “THE KID” EMERSON – SUN – 1954

(Robert William Emerson – Tarpon Springs, Florida – blues singer and rockabilly as well)

Lee Emerson – Columbia – 1957

Melvin Endsley – RCA Victor – 1957

Gary Engel – K.P. – 1960

(Alias: Jerry Engelhart – New York)

Scott Engel – RKO Unique – 1957

(Noel Scott Walker – Hamilton, Ohio – became “Scott Walker” of the Walker Brothers – with “The Fumblers” – “The Marketts” – “The Playboys” – “The Routers” and “The Strangers”)

Benny England – Zenith – 1960

Hank England & The Ship Mates – Ark – 1962

Jerry Engler & The Four Ekkos – Brunswick – 1957

(Rochester, New York)

El Epp & The Pharaohs – 1959

Earl Epps – Minor – 1956

Don Epperson & The Kentuckians – Excel – 1961

Charles Epps – Brosh – 1962

The Equalos – Mad – 1959

Frankie Ervin – Contender – 1959

Robert Ervin – Robert B. Ervin – 1962

Sidney Ester & The Dreamers – Goldband – 1959

Don Estes – Decca – 1955

Barry Etris – Sims – 1963

(Barry Jack Etris)

Eugene & the Cyclones – Bryte – 1962

Eugene & the Travells – Solid Gold – 1964

Dean Evans – Hobo – 1958

Frank Evans & The Top Notchers – Starday – 1957

(Florida)

Jackie Evans – Vida – 1961

JIMMY EVANS – CAVEMAN – 1956

(James G. Evans – Marianna, Arkansas – backed Mack Self, Charlie Rich and others as session musician – Backed Conway Twitty in his rock and roll days)

Mark Evans – Tab – 1967

Marty Evans – Coral – 1960

Paul Evans – RCA Victor – 1957

(Queens, New York)

Rusty Evans – Brunswick – 1957

(Marcus Uzilevsky – with “The Crosstowners” – “The Deep” – “The Freak Scene” – “The Hitchikers” – “The Nervous Breakdowns” and “The Third Rail”

Vicki Evans – Tuxedo – 1956

Evelyn & The Ivorytones – Pace – 1960

Ramblin’ Everett – Fable – 1956

Dewell Everette – JED – 1963

Bobby Everhart – Bat – 1961

THE EXCELS – GIBSON – 1964

(McKinney, Texas)

The Exports – King – 1964

(Chicago, Illinois)

Denny Ezba & The Goldens – Renner – 1961

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