.


March 4, 1965 - Los Angeles, California
 
Dorsey Burnette : vocal
Unknown : elec. lead guitar
Unknown : second elec. guitar (on L)
Unknown : bass guitar
Unknown : drums
Unknown : acoustic guitar (on A)
Unknown :
string orchestra (on SO)
Unknown : Male chorus
 
BLUER THAN BLUE (L) (Dorsey Burnette) - 2'15
Complete Motown Recordings
 
BUCKEYE ROAD (Dallas Frazier) - 2'16
Complete Motown Recordings
 
LONELY ROOM 21 (A,SO) (D. Burnette - Greg Connor) - 2'32
Complete Motown Recordings
 
WHY BREAK MY HEART (JUST TO RUN AROUND) aka "Don't Break My Heart" (A,SO) (D. Burnette) - 2'45
VIP 25020
B 0006775
DCR 4
Complete Motown Recordings
 
LIPSTICK, TICKLE TOES, HUGGY BEAR (KISSY FACE BABY) (A) (D. Burnette - Kevin Young - Greg Connor) Basic track (without vocal) - 2'17
 
June 10, 1965 - Hitsville USA - 2648 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan
Overdub session at Hitsville (Hitsville is the nickname given to Motown's first headquarters)
 
Dorsey Burnette : vocal dubbed on basic track of : LIPSTICK, TICKLE TOES, HUGGY BEAR, KISSY FACE BABY (from Los Angeles session on March 4, 1965)
Complete Motown Recordings
 
CONSCIENCE I'M GUILTY (Jack Rhodes) - 3'06 (from Hitsville session on June 6, 1965) : electric gtr, bass gtr, drums, piano, male & female chorus, string orchestra.
Complete Motown Recordings
 
June 11, 1965 - Hitsville USA - 2648 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan
 
Dorsey Burnette : vocal
Unknown : elec. guitar
Unknown : bass guitar
Unknown : drums
Unknown :
saxophone
Unknown :
organ (on O)
Unknown :
handclapping (on H)
 
LOVE ME FOREVER (Bruce McMeans - Howard Hausey) - 2'48
Complete Motown Recordings
 
THERE COMES A TIME (Aka BABY I DIDN'T) (O,H) (Al Klein - Hunter) - 2'24
Complete Motown Recordings
 
THEY'RE ONLY WORDS (Clarence Paul - Luvel Broadnax - Dorsey Burnette) - 2'33
Dorsey Burnette : vocal dubbed on basic track recorded at Hitsville
Feb. 12, 1965 : electric guitar, bass guitar, piano, drums
Feb. 24, 1965 : string orchestra
NB : Female chorus added on june 23, 1965 at Hitsville
VIP 25020
B 0006775
DCR 4
Complete Motown Recordings
 
June 13, 1965 - Hitsville USA - 2648 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan
 
Dorsey Burnette : vocal
Unknown : bass guitar
Unknown : drums
Unknown :
horn orchestra
 
I KNOW I KNOW (Dorsey Burnette - Al Klein) - 2'43
Complete Motown Recordings
 
August 21, 1965 - Los Angeles, California
 
Dorsey Burnette : vocal
Unknown : elec. guitar
Unknown :
piano
Unknown : bass guitar
Unknown : drums
Unknown : acoustic guitar
Unknown :
string orchestra
Unknown :
female chorus
 
HONEY COME BACK (Jim Webb) - 2'35
Complete Motown Recordings
 
Nota Bene: Complete Motown Recordings : tracks issued on the CD "Dorsey Burnette - The Complete Motown Recordings 1964-1965" (Motown records a division of Universal Music). Release date : December 15, 2014
 
 
January 1966 - Nashville, Tennessee
 
IF YOU WANT TO LOVE SOMEBODY
matrix 2-33724
Smash 2039 (May 1966)
 
IN THE MORNING
matrix 2-33725
Mercury 72546
Smash 2029 (February 1966)
 
TEACH ME LITTLE CHILDREN
matrix 2-33726
Smash 2039
 
TO REMEMBER

matrix 2-33727

Mercury 72546
Smash 2029

 
August 1966 - Nashville, Tennessee
 
I JUST CAN'T BE TAMED
Smash 2062 (September 1966)

TALL OAK TREE
matrix 2-38356
Smash 2062
The Unreleased Masters bootleg

FLY AWAY AND HURRY HOME
matrix 2-38357
Happy Tiger 546
Hydra CD BCK 27136 (2008) Germany
 

c. 1966 - Location unknown

ROLLING RESTLESS STONES
matrix L-4452
Lama 7791

BACK TO NATURE
matrix L-4453
Lama 7791
 
Collection : Jean-Guy Meunier

April 1967 - Nashville, Tennessee

THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT
matrix F-1107
Hickory 1458 (April 1967)

AIN'T THAT FINE
matrix F-1109
Hickory 1458
 
AIN'T THAT FINE (Demo version) (Acoustic guitar & percussion)
Chrys CMG-2
DCR Record Projec
t

1968 - Location unknown

SON, YOU'VE GOT TO MAKE IT ALONE
Music Factory 417

I'LL WALK AWAY
Music Factory 417

Autumn 1968 - Los Angeles, California
 
THE GREATEST LOVE
Liberty 56087 (Nov. 1968)
 
THIN LITTLE SIMPLE LITTLE PLAIN LITTLE GIRL
Liberty 56087
 
PREACHER FROM BETHLEHEM
Unissued
 
January 1970 - Los Angeles, California
 
THE MAGNIFICENT SANCTUARY BAND
matrix CN-105
Condor 1005 (Feb. 1970)
 
CAN'T YOU SEE IT HAPPENING
Condor 1005
 
 
1970 - Los Angeles, California
 
TO BE A MAN
Happy Tiger 546

CALL ME LOW DOWN
Happy Tiger 563

ONE LUMP SUM
Happy Tiger 563
 
 
February 22, 1971 - Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood, California
 
AFTER THE LONG DRIVE HOME
matrix 76351
Capitol 3073 (March 1971)

NEW ORLEANS WOMAN
matrix 76352
Capitol 3073

DADDY CALL HER BABY
matrix 76353
Unissued
 
June 1971 - Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood, California
 
AIN'T IT A SHAME
matrix 77001
Unissued
 
SHELBY COUNTY PENAL FARM
matrix 77002
Capitol 3190 (Sept. 1971)
 
LORD HELP US ALL UNDERSTAND
matrix 77003
Unissued
 
CHILDREN OF THE UNIVERSE
matrix 77004
Capitol 3190

February 22, 1972 - Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood, California

SHE DON'T CRY ANYMORE
matrix 77881
Unissued
 
MAMA, MAMA
matrix 77882
Capitol 3588 (April 1973)
 
IF I DIDN'T HEAR THE CHURCH BELLS RING
matrix 77883
Unissued
 
February 23 , 1972 - Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood, California
 
CRY MAMA (D. Burnette - G. Connors) - 2:36
matrix 78001
Capitol 3463 (Oct. 1972)
Capitol ST 11094 (July 1972)

 
IN THE SPRING (THE ROSES ALWAYS TURN RED)
matrix 78002
Capitol 3307 (March 1972)
 
THE SAME OLD YOU, THE SAME OLD ME
matrix 78003
Capitol ST 11094 (July 1972)
 
DADDY, DON'T YOU WALK SO FAST
matrix 78004
Capitol ST 11094
 
 
June 5, 1972 - Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood, California
 
THE SPARROW AND THE HAWK
matrix 78743
Capitol ST 11219 (July 1973)
 
LONELY TO BE ALONE (Dorsey Burnette) - 2:48
matrix 78744
Capitol 3463 (October 1972)
Capitol ST 11094 (July 1972)
 
I NEVER PICKED COTTON
matrix 78745
Capitol ST 11219
 
I LET ANOTHER GOOD ONE GET AWAY
matrix 78746
Capitol 3529 (January 1973)
 
 
June 6, 1972 - Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood, California
 
TOGETHER AGAIN
matrix 78757
Capitol ST 11094 (July 1972)
 
I JUST COULDN'T LET HER WALK AWAY
matrix 78758
Capitol 3404 (July 1972)
 
HEALIN', SAVIN', SANCTIFYIN' LOVE
matrix 78759
Capitol ST 11094
 
I LOVE YOU BECAUSE
matrix 78760
Capitol ST 11094
 
LITTLE BOY KING
matrix 78761
Unissued


 
June 11, 1972 - Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood, California
 
CHURCH BELLS
matrix 78840
Capitol 3404 (July 1972)
 
December 18 , 1972 - Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood, California
 
LILA
matrix 79494
Capitol ST 11219 (July 1973)
Capitol 3796
Bootleg "Before The Rising Sun - The Sixties Masters Vol.1"
 
LILA (Alternate)
"The Singles 2" Bootleg
(Radio Shows "Here's To Veterans, programs 1492")

CIRCUS CLOWN
matrix 79495
Unissued
 
COUNTY SEAT
matrix 79496
Unissued
 
KEEP OUT OF MY DREAMS
matrix 79497
Capitol 3588
Capitol ST 11219
 
MISTER JUKEBOX SING A LULLABY
matrix 79498
Capitol 3796 (Nov. 1973)
 
TAKE YOUR WEAPONS LAY'EM DOWN
matrix 76499
Capitol 3529 (January 1973)
 
 
DOGGONE THE DOGS
matrix 76500
Unissued
 
TRUE LOVE MEANS FORGIVING
matrix 76501
Capitol ST 11219
 
March 1973 - Hollywood, California
 
DARLIN' (DON'T COME BACK)
matrix 79990
Capitol 3678 (July 1973)
 
TRUE LOVE MEANS FORGIVING (Version 2)
matrix 79991
Capitol 3887 (May 1974)
 
IT HAPPENS EVERY TIME
matrix 79992
Capitol 3796 (Nov. 1973)
 
SWEET LOVIN' WOMAN
matrix 79993
Capitol 3678
 
IF THIS ISN'T LOVE
matrix 79994
Capitol ST 11219 (July 1973)
 
 
Collection Jean-Guy Meunier
 
 
November 1973 - Hollywood, California
 
STORMY YEARS
matrix 90906
Unissued
 
WE CAN'T GO ON MEETING HERE LIKE THIS
matrix 90907
Unissued
 
LOVE IS WHAT I'VE GOT TO FIND AGAIN
matrix 90908
Unissued
 
TANGERINE
matrix 90909
Capitol 3963 (Oct. 1974)
 
DADDY LOVES YOU HONEY
matrix 90910
Capitol 3887 (may 1974)
 
SHE LOOKS A WHOLE LIKE HER MAMA
matrix 90911
Unissued
 
YOU LOVE ME JUST ENOUGH TO CHANGE MY MIND
matrix 90912
Unissued
 
DON'T CLOSE THE DOORS TO HEAVEN ANYMORE
matrix 90913
Unissued
 
BOB, ALL THE PLAYBOYS AND ME
matrix 90914
Capitol 3829 (Feb. 1974)
 

Early January 1974 - Hollywood, California

THE BOOTLEGGERS
matrix 91025
Capitol 3829 (February 1974)
 
RIDIN' ON THE WINGS OF THE WIND
US Navy 72645
 
July 31, 1974 - Hollywood, California
 
WHAT LADIES CAN DO (WHEN THEY WANT TO)
matrix 91553
Capitol 3963 (October 1974)
 
SANCTUARY
matrix 91554
Unissued
 
A DRINK, A DANCE AND AN OLD LOVE SONG
matrix 91555
Unissued
 
 
Mid 1974 - Bakersfield, California
LIVE AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE

 
IN THE SPRING (THE ROSES ALWAYS TURN RED)
HEY LITTLE ONE
I LET ANOTHER GOOD ONE GET AWAY
TEAR IT UP
DARLIN' DON'T COME BACK
MAGNIFICENT SANCTUARY BAND
TALL OAK TREE
WHAT LADIES CAN DO (WHEN THEY WANT TO)
 
Koala AW 14139
 
1974 - Los Angeles, California
 
BE SEEING YOU SOON
Trip TLX 8506 ; Buckboard 1024
BEFORE THE RISING SUN
Trip TLX 8506 ; Buckboard 1024
BLACK JACK DAVEY
Trip TLX 8506 ; Buckboard 1024
COME ON HOME
Trip TLX 8506 ; Buckboard 1024
CRY MOMMA (2)
Trip TLX 8506 ; Unreleased Masters bootleg
HEY BROTHER
Trip TLX 8506 : Hollywood 501
IF NASHVILLE LETS YOU DOWN
Trip TLX 8506 ; Buckboard 1024
IT HAPPENS OVER AND OVER
Trip TLX 8506 ; Hollywood 501
LET IT BE KNOWN
Trip TLX 8506
MAIN STREET MISSIONARY
Trip TLX 8506 ; Buckboard 1024
MR HANGMAN
Trip TLX 8506
SUN GONNA SHINE
Trip TLX 8506 : Hollywood 501
YESTERDAY'S GONE (aka YESTERDAY)
Trip TLX 8506 ; Buckboard 1024
 
 
November 1974 - Los Angeles, California
 
MOLLY (I AIN'T GETTIN' ANY WONDER)
matrix 63178
Melodyland 6007 F (April 1975)
 
LYIN' IN HER ARMS AGAIN
matrix 63179
Melodyland 6019 F (Sept. 1975)
 
SHE'S FEELIN' LOW
 
Melodyland 6007 F
 
DOGGONE THE DOGS
 
Melodyland 6019 F
 
I LOVE BEING LOVED BY YOU
 
Music City MC6-506 S1 (Oct. 1977)
 
AIN'T NO HEARTBREAK
 
Melodyland 6031 F (February 1976)
 
I DREAMED I SAW
 
Melodyland 6031 F
 
WOMAN
 
Motown City MC6-506 SI (Oct. 1977)
 
HE TOLD ME JESUS WAS MY FRIEND
Motown City MC6-506 SI (Oct. 1977)
 
DON'T GO CITY GIRL ON ME
Motown City MC6-506 SI (Oct. 1977)
The MC ("Motown Country") label was owned by Mike Curb and Berry Gordy, and distributed by Motown. It was a follow-on label to Melodyland/Hitsville (which Mike Curb headed), but when Curb bought half the label, they changed the name from Hitsville to MC. It only lasted short time, from September,1977, when they released their first single, to August, 1978, when they released their last. MC had a few country singles on the charts, but the album side never seemed to really get off the ground.
 
 

MC6-506S1 - This Is Dorsey Burnette - Dorsey Burnette [Commercially unissued, promos made] I Love Being Loved By You / Ain't No Heartbreak / I Dreamed I Saw / She's Feelin' Low/Woman / He Told Me Jesus Was My Friend / Don't Go City Girl On Me / Lyin' In Her Arms Again / Doggone The Dogs / Molly, I Ain't Gettin' Any Younger

(From Svein Martin Pedersen)
 
circa 1976 - Heritage Recording Studios, Hollywood, California

Dorsey Burnette : vocal (on all) ; Senator Barry Goldwater : vocal (on 1) ;
Senator Fritz Hollings : vocal (on 1) ; Senator Edward Kennedy : vocal (on 1)

 
CALIFORNIA GOLD
ROSE OF GETTYSBURG (1)
20th Century J2-506
 
March 1977 - Hollywood, California
 
THINGS I TREASURE
Calliope 8004 (April 1977)
 
ONE MORNIN' (2)
Calliope 8004 ; The Unreleased Masters bootleg
 
SOON AS I TOUCHED HER
Calliope 8012 (September 1977)
 
DEAR HEARTED CHILDREN
Calliope 8012
 
HEY LITTLE ONE
Calliope CAL 7006 (November 1977)
 
WON'T YOU COME AND DOWN
Calliope CAL 7006
 
HIDEAWAY
Calliope CAL 7006
 
TALL OAK TREE
Calliope CAL 7006
 
IT'S OVER
Calliope CAL 7006
 
STAR BORN EVERY MINUTE
Calliope CAL 7006
 
1977 - Los Angeles, California
 
THE BALLAD OF FRANK WOODS
Movie Star 101 ; Movie Star 012-77 ; Movie Star DH 103-77
OH SINNER MAN
Movie Star DH 103-77
 

Movie Star single 012-77
- One side by Dorsey Burnette : The Ballad Of Frank Woods
- Tennessee Hit Man : not Dorsey Burnette

 
1977 - Movie Soundtracks "Kingdom Of The Spiders" - Los Angeles, California

PEACEFUL VERDE VALLEY - 1:53
Picked Up Some That I Did Not Have (bootleg)
XKE
The Unreleased Masters (bootleg)
 
A WOMAN'S LOVE
Unissued
 
1978 - Movie Soundtrack "My Boys Are Good Boys"
 
MY BOYS ARE GOOD BOYS
Unissued
 
1979 - Location unknown, California
 
HERE I GO AGAIN
Elektra 46513 (July 1979)
 
WHAT WOULD IT PROFIT ME
Elektra 46586
Elektra 46513
 
B.J. KICK-A-BEAUX
Elektra 46586 (December 1979)
 
 
circa 1979
 
LITTLE LORD JESUS
Gusto ? ; Raucous ?
 
SETTIN' THE WOODS ON FIRE
King KSCD 1425
(Both sides of Hank - A Tribute to Hank Williams), 1996
 
1979 - location Unknown, California
 
THERE WAS A TALL OAK TREE
Gusto 2032
Chrys CMG-2
 
HEY LITTLE ONE
Gusto 2032
Chrys CMG-2

 
BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN
Chrys CMG-2
YOU'RE SIXTEEN
 
GOD, COUNTRY AND MY BABY
 
MAGNIFICENT SANCTUARY BAND
Chrys CMG-2
BIG BIG WORLD
 
LITTLE BOY SAD
 
DREAMIN'
 
THE GREATEST LOVE
Gusto GT-0050
 
UNIDENTIFIED LABELS
 

SPEAK NO EVIL    1’56 «The Unreleased Masters” bootleg

WALK TOGETHER   1’34 “The Unreleased Masters” bootleg (poss. Reprise unissued, 1963)

TOWN GIRL   2’03   “The unreleased Masters” bootleg

GONE IN MY EVERYTHING   2’20 “The Unreleased Masters” bootleg

MAGNIFICIENT SANCTUARY BAND  1’54 “The Unreleased Masters” bootleg

THIS LITTLE GIRL  2’20  Gigatone Entertainment

IN THE NIGHT  1’46  Gigatone Entertainment

ALONE AND BLUE  1’39  Gigatone Entertainment

I’M GONNA CALL MY BABY  2’15 Gigatone Entertainment

YOU WOULDN’T ASK ME IF YOU KNEW  2’02   Gigatone Entertainment

MY BABY’S ON HER WAY 1’31  Gigatone Entertainment

I’VE LEARNED  2’50 Gigatone Entertainment

LET THE WORLD GO ON ITS WAY  2’26  Gigatone Entertainment

IN MY ARMS AGAIN  2’14 Gigatone Entertainment

 

SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE Unissued demo?

BEEN ON THE ROAD TO LONG Unissued demo?

WHERE YOU BEEN Unissued demo?

HIDE THE YEARS Unissued demo?

 
 
 
 

 
THANKS TO KENT HEINEMAN, SVEIN MARTIN PEDERSEN, ROG PEYTON,
MALCOLM SEARLES FOR ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS
  
 


Dorsey and friend at the Memphis Zoo