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Date - Location - Musicians - Title - Author - Time - Matrix number
 

 

JOHNNY BURNETTE

March 22, 1957 - BRADLEY FILM & RECORDING STUDIO, 804, 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee

Johnny Burnette : vocal, acoustic guitar (on A)
Thomas Grady Martin : elec. lead guitar
Bob L. Moore : string bass
Murray Harman Jr. : drums (on D), percusssion (on P)
Unknown : second elec. guitar (on U)
Unknown : male chorus (on C)

TOUCH ME (P,C) (Lewis Smith-Robert Hyde-Johnny Burnette) - 2:23 - NA 9729, 102124

Coral 61829
CP 10 (GB)
MCA 1513
Bear Family BCD 15474
Bear Family BCD 16438-1/23
IF YOU WANT IT ENOUGH (D,C) (Van Grayson-Mel Howard) - 2:06 - NA 9730, 102125
Coral 61918

CP 10 (GB)
Solid Smoke SS 8001
MCA 1513
Bear Family BCD 15474
Bear Family BCD 16438-1/20

BUTTERFINGERS (U,C,D) (Buddy Kaye-Mort Garson) - 2:12 - NA 9731, 102126
Coral 61869
Brief false start (0:02) Solid Smoke SS 8001
Bear Family BCD 15474
Bear Family BCD 16438-1/21
EAGER BEAVER BABY (A,D) (Ruth Roberts-Bill Katz-Stanley Clayton) - 2:00 - NA 9732, 102127
Coral 61829
CP 10 (GB)
Solid Smoke SS 8001
MCA 1513
Bear Family BCD 15474
Bear Family BCD 16438-1/22
 

L to R : Bob Moore - Grady Martin - Buddy Harman. Photo by Bill Porter
 

JOHNNY BURNETTE

Spring 1957 - SUN STUDIO, 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
(Demo session for Travis Music)

Johnny Burnette : vocal, acoustic guitar

CANDLE OF LOVE (Johnny Burnette) - 1:49

 
Hydra BCK 27110
Bear Family BCD 16438-9/4
 

DORSEY BURNETTE

1957 - Los Angeles, California
(Demo session)

Dorsey Burnette : vocal, acoustic guitar

BELIEVE WHAT YOU SAY (Johnny Burnette-Dorsey Burnette) - 2:06

 
Bear Family BCD 16438-9/11
HOW DO YOU ROCK (Johnny Burnette-Dorsey Burnette) - 1:52
Bear Family BCD 16438-9/15
 

THE BURNETTE BROTHERS

Late 1957 - Los Angeles, California
(Demo session)

Johnny Burnette : duet vocal, acoustic guitar
Dorsey Burnette : duet vocal

BOPPIN' ROSALIE (Johnny Burnette-Dorsey Burnette) - 1:52

Bear Family BCD 16438-8/1
DO BABY DO (Johnny Burnette-Dorsey Burnette) - 1:37
Bear Family BCD 16438-8/2
WE'RE GONNA ROCK TONIGHT (Johnny Burnette-Dorsey Burnette) - 2:07
Bear Family BCD 16438-8/30
BE MY LOVE TONIGHT (Johnny Burnette-Dorsey Burnette) - 1:56
Bear Family BCD 16438-8/31
OH VERA MAE (Johnny Burnette-Dorsey Burnette) - 2:29
Bear Family BCD 16438-8/32
 

THE BURNETTE BROTHERS

Late 1957 - Los Angeles, California
(Demo session)

Johnny Burnette : duet vocal, acoustic guitar
Dorsey Burnette : duet vocal, acoustic guitar

WARM LOVE (Johnny Burnette-Dorsey Burnette) - 2:03

Bear Family BCD 16438-8/3
MY HONEY (Johnny Burnette-Dorsey Burnette) - 1:27
Bear Family BCD 16438-8/4
 

DORSEY BURNETTE

Late 1957 - GOLDSTAR STUDIOS, Hollywood, California
(Demo session)

Dorsey Burnette : vocal, acoustic guitar
Unknown: string bass
Unknown : elec. lead guitar

BELIEVE WHAT YOU SAY (Johnny Burnette-Dorsey Burnette) - 1:49

Skyline LP 1254
Bear Family BCD 16438-7/2

 

DORSEY BURNETTE

Late 1957 - Los Angeles, California
(Demo session)

Dorsey Burnette: vocal, acoustic guitar
Unknown : elec. lead guitar
Unknown : string bass
Unknown : drums

IT'S LATE (Dorsey Burnette) - 1:55

Bear Family BCD 16438-9/10
 

DORSEY BURNETTE

November 1957 - MASTER RECORDERS, 533 North Fairfax Avenue, Hollywood, Ca.

Dorsey Burnette : vocal
Johnny Burnette : handclaps on "Bertha Lou", background vocal on "Says Stop"
Odell Huff : elec. lead guitar
Danny Flores : piano
H.B. Barnum : drums
Unknown : bass guitar

BERTHA LOU (*) (John Marascalco) - 2:30

Surf 5019
Cee-Jam 6
Cee-Jam 16
Hydra BCK 27110
Bear Family BCD 16438-6/22
'TILL THE LAW SAYS STOP (John Marascalco) - 2:19
Surf 5019
Cee-Jam 16
Hydra BCK 27110
(*) See "Additions-Corrections". BERTHA LOU on Surf 5019 A-Side - Vocal by Johnny Faire on basic track.
SNACKY POO (By The Ring-A-Dings) 2:30 - Unknown vocals on basic track of Bertha Lou with saxophone overdubbed - Bear Family BCD 16438-6/23
 


Collection Jean-Guy Meunier
Collection Marc Alesina

 

 
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