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ROCK-A-BILLY MUSICIANS ON 45 RPM – “S” 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

RONNIE SANDO – UNIVERSAL ARTISTS – 1961

(Michigan – Played with “The Clouds” – the “Chuck Mann Quartet”

TOMMY SANDS – RCA VICTOR – 1954

(Thomas Adrian Sands – Chicago, Illinois – with Jimmie Lee Durden & the Junior Cowboys in Texas as teenager – Signed by Colonel Tom Parker)

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HOYT SCOGGINS – STARDAY – 1955

(Reverend Hoyt Scoggins – LaFayette, Georgia – sang Rockabilly and Gospel)

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JACK SCOTT – ABC-PARAMOUNT – 1957

(Giovanni Domenico Scafone, Jr. – Fronted the Chantones – Canada)

RAY SCOTT & THE FOUR RECORDERS – ERWIN – 1957

ALVIE SELF – DON-RAY – 1960

(Cottonwood, Arizona – was supported on a few recordings by Duane Eddy)

DEL SHANNON – BIG TOP – 1961

(Charles Weedon Westover – Grand Rapids, Michigan – First love was country and western and joined a band while in the military called “The Cool Flames”)

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BUDDY SHARP – FEE BEE – 1958

(Bernard E. Gareis – Atlasburg, Pennsylvania)

(“JUMPIN’”) GENE SIMMONS – SUN – 1958

(Morris Eugene Simmons – Tupelo, Mississippi)

LEON SMITH – WILLIAMETTE – 1959

(Eugene, Oregon – Leon Smith and the Basics)

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MACK ALLEN SMITH – VEE-EIGHT – 1962

(Carroll County, Mississippi – Fronted The Flames)

THE SONS OF THE PIONEERS – RCA VICTOR – 1955

(Their only journey into rockabilly)

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EMIL SPAK – WGW – 1961

JIMMY SPELLMAN – DOT – 1957

ANDY STARR – MGM – 1956

(Franklin Delano Gulledge – Arkansas – fronted Andy Starr & The Casinos)

JERRY STARR – RON – 1959

(Fronted the rockabilly groups The Echoes and The Clippers)

SALLY STARR – CYMAX – 1959

(Sally Beller – Kansas City, Missouri)

WYNN STEWART – JACKPOT – 1958

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THE STEWART BROTHERS – DEE JAY (GERMAN) – 1959

(Jackson, Tennessee)

JEFF STONE – SARG – 1957

(San Antonio, Texas

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BILLY STRANGE – CAPITOL – 1952

(William Everett Strange – Long Beach, California – with Billy Strange & The Senators – The Avalanches – a solid member of the west coast Wrecking Crew)

THE STRIKES – LIN – 1957

GENE SULLIVAN & LARRY HOUSTON – COLUMBIA – 1957

(Were both in the “Kingbeats” – Sullivan – shown – born Carbon Hill, Alabama)

NIKI SULLIVAN – DOT – 1958

(one of Buddy Holly’s Crickets)

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GENE SUMMERS – JAN – 1958

(Gene Summers and His Rebels out of Dallas, Texas)

BILLY SWAN – MONUMENT – 1966

(Billy Lance Swan – Member of the Texas Jewboys – Cape Girardeau, Missouri)

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