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ROCK-A-BILLY MUSICIANS ON 45 RPM – “K-L” 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

Buddy Kain with the Nomads – Myers – 1955

Buddy Kalb – Scottie – 1959

(Cyrus William Kalb Jr -has composed with Ray Stevens)

Ray Kannon and the Corals – Cuca – 1962

(Ray Kannoberg – Wausau, Wisconsin)

Carol Kay with the Teen-Aires – Crest – 1959

(Also with “The Star-Tones” appearing in a motion picture in 1964 titled The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed Up Zombies” – was also with “The Playboys”)

Nancy Kaye and the Echoes – Band Box – 1962

(Denver, Colorado)

Norman Kaye – Decca – 1957

Terry Keaton – Peach – 1959

Rusty Keefer and His Greelights – Coral – 1955

(Apparently Bill Haley’s Comets are the back up band on this recording)

Bill Keen and the Tradewinds – Lesley – 1961

Keetie & The Kats – K-Records – 1960

Ronnie Keenan – Sandy – 1957

Cathy Kelley – Dixie – 1959

Dean Kelley – Fashion – 1957

Pat Kelley – Chic – 1957

(Tulsa, Oklahoma)

Murray Kellum – M.O.C. – 1963

(With “The Cane Breakers”)

Bob Kelly and the Bob Kats – Bango – 1962

The Kelly Four – Silver – 1960

Jimmy Kelly and the Rock-A-Beats – Astra – 1961

Mike Kelly & The Legend – Megaphone – 1968


Pat Kelly with the Shamrocks – Jubilee – 1959

Roy Kelly – Mail Call – 1961

Sterling Kelly – Helton – 1966

Dave Kelso – Rose – 1958

Ken & Roy – Chicki – 1959

The Kendall Sisters – Argo – 1959

(Paulina Kendall and Dolores Kendall)

Kennedy, Bill

Bill Kennedy and the Twiliters – Empire – 1964

(Bluefield, West Virginia – John Sullivan on guitar. Tommy Latour on bass and Skip Bushey on drums with Bill Kennedy on guitar)

Dave Kennedy and the Ambassadors – Cuca – 1962

(La Crosse, Wisconsin)

Jerry Kennedy – Decca – 1958

Jim Kennedy – MOTT – 1959

Ken Kennington – Confederate – 1962

Kenny & Doolittle – Sims – 1959

Kenny & Moe – DeLuxe – 1957

Kent & Snuffy – MGM – 1960

Bobby Kent – Mercury – 1960

(Was with the Realtones and the Uptown Horns)

The Kents – Argo – 1958

(New York City, New York – Little Frankie  LaRussa – Tony LaMonica – Woody Reynolds and Joe Rinando)

John Kerby – Diane – 1964

Kerry Marvin – Hy Sign – 1959

Doug Kershaw – K-Ark – 1967

(Douglas James Kershaw – Tiel Ridge, Louisiana – shown with brother Rusty left)

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Benny Ketchum – UBC – 1961

THE KEY BROTHERS – LOUIS – 1961

Key Notes

Key, Troyce
Watch Your Mouth, ’58

Keyes, Burt
Stop Jivin’ Start Drivin’

Kids From Texas

Kid Rock

Kidd, Johnny

Kilgore Brothers

Kilgore, Merle
Ernie, ’56
Everybody Needs A Little Lovin’, ’55
Ride Jesse Ride, ’59

Kilian, Al

Killen, Billie J.
I Wonder, ’59

Killen, Ted

Kimbrough, Bill

Kimbrough, Mel

Kinder, Jimmy

 

King, Bob

King Brothers

CLAUDE KING – SPECIALTY – 1952

(Caddo Parish, Louisiana – with “Buddy & Claude” – “The Hillbilly Ranchers”

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KENNY KING & THE BE BOPS – CUCA – 1962

(Kenny Jaeger – New London, Wisconsin)

SID KING (AND THE 5 STRINGS) – COLUMBIA – 1956

(Sid Irwin – Denton, Texas)

SLEEPY LABEEF – WAYSIDE – 1962

(Thomas Pausley LaBeff – Smackover, Arkansas)

DON LANIER – ROULETTE – 1958

(Donnie Henson Lanier – with The Rhythm Orchids – Don Rose & His Roses – Orchids shown)

The Rhythm Orchids story at Vinyl Record Memories.

BOBBY LAWSON – M.R.C. – 1958

(Robert Wayne – Glamorgan, Virginia)

RODNEY LAY – KAMPUS – 1960

(Coffeyville, Kansas – with The Blazers – Rodney Lay & The Wild West)

MYRON LEE – HEP – 1958

(Myron Robert Wachendorf – South Dakota )

ALIS LESLEY – ERA – 1957

(Alice Lesley – Chicago, Illinois – the “female Elvis”)

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BUTCH LESTER – B.E.S. – 1965

(Chester “Butch” Lester – Upper Kelly’s Creek, West Virginia)

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LINDA GAIL LEWIS – ABC-PARAMOUNT – 1965

(Ferriday, Louisiana – sister of Jerry Lee Lewis)

MARGARET LEWIS – RAM – 1959

(Margaret Ann Lewis – Snyder, Texas – with “The Thunderbolts” – sang back-up on some Dale Hawkins recordings

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JIMMY LOGSDON – ROULETTE – 1958

(Jimmy Lloyd alias)

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BOBBY LORD – COLUMBIA – 1956

BOBBY LOWELL – ROTO – 1956

(Fronted the Rock-A-Boogie Boys)

MATT LUCAS – DOT – 1963

(Memphis, Tennessee – Played with the Ray Chilton Band – and the Narvel Felts band)

JIMMY LUKE – UNI – 1967

(Jimmy Ray Paulman – Arkansas – with “The C-Riff’s – short-time member of Ronnie Hawkins’ “Hawks” – Luke shown on right)

BOB LUMAN – IMPERIAL – 1957

(Robert Glynn Luman – Blackjack, Texas – “Let’s Think About Livin’” – charted number 7 Hot 100)

MARSHALL LYTLE – CAMEO – 1959

(Old Fort, North Carolina – Member of Bill Haley’s Saddlemen & Bill Haley’s Comets)

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