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Billy Lee hope you're feelimg great! Do It Baby! I like all the songs which are not only rock'n' roll but also country Thanks Billy. These are really great country songs.

Billy Lee Riley a living legend brougth us great music trhough the years Its a must. If you like country Rockabilly and rock and roll you will love this guy. Log in. I'll play your music on my program. Read more Very nice surprise His rockabilly history is well-known but this showcases his country side.

John Lee Williamson. Thanks Billy Read more They moved again to Forrest City, Arkansas where Billy left school early in order to help the family out continuing to pick cotton. However, one has to put this in the context of white, and particularly poor white, culture at the time. White folk did not sing blues professionally. Elvis was still a year or so down the track and his initial success was still very localised.

The following dialogue takes place in an interview with Billy on the Rockabilly. Were you basically always a blues singer who just did the blues with a big beat?

Most of the other guys who came to Sun were country singers who came there and changed. You can take any country song and make a rockabilly tune out of it. I proved that when I was being interviewed by the Smithsonian. I took a song like Tennessee Waltz and sang it as country, then blues, then rockabilly and it worked all three ways.

Blues is the best road I can be on right now. I can sell blues. Something else I neglected to mention was that in late , Billy, in association with Roland Janes, founded a record label, Rita Records, and got involved on the production side. Although the label was in existence for less than a year, the pair were lucky or clever enough to achieve a hit with the single Mountain Of Love from Harold Dorman. And Michael Gray has an entry for Mr. Riley in his online Bob Dylan Encyclopedia.

The picture is of Charlie Gracie, a man who had a slightly bigger flirtation with fame in the late fifties, but was Philadelphia-based not Memphis. Quite why this photo gets so much reuse in relation to Billy I have no idea. According to the writers this was an unplanned number which had been composed on the spot, apparently inspired by Robert having had hot tamales for lunch in the Alamo Plaza, San Antonio in a break between the recording sessions.

Which it does. Van Eaton drums. Billy Lee Riley — Billy Lee Riley discography. Billy Lee Riley at 45cat. Roland Janes Jimmy Van Eaton Wikipedia. Billy Lee Riley biography Apple Music. Dave Stephens is the author of two books on popular music.

I have a wonderful pair of compilations — one called Sun Country and one called Sun Blues. The titles are essentially interchangeable. With one or two exceptions. Unlike Nashville down river, say, where the music could be homogenised at least superficially Memphis was a melting pot where everything met, melded and made ita way out in new but familiar forms.

No surprises that Sun Records which got most of the good ones thrived. Dave, another superb piece on an excellent artist. Ballad Of A Teenage Queen - uniss. Goode - Sun Int. It Was A Teardrop - uniss. Teenage Doll - uniss. PI issued as by Roy Orbison Mean Old World - uniss.

PI poss. Tomorrow Never Comes - uniss. Wedding Bells - uniss. Whirlpool - uniss. Keep On Lovin' You - uniss. The Longest Walk - uniss. What's The Use - uniss. Why Do I Love You - uniss. Flea Circus - 7" Phillips Int. Little Sioux - uniss. J Catfish - 7" Jaro Int.

Billy Riley Old Lang Syne a. Yuleville, U. PI 1. Both of Close menu. Both of Bill Riley 's rare and sought-after Mojo albums available now for the first time in 30 years. The'Vintage' rock 'n' roll album features rockabilly legend Larry Donn whose red-hot rockin' piano helps Billy Riley rip through ten rock 'n' roll classics in half an hour. Way to go! You can practically smell the magnolia. Also included are the rare Mojo single as by Skip Wiley and a clutch of unissued tracks including a longer version of the Chuck Berry Medley.

The late Billy Lee Riley was one of the titanic but unsung pioneers of rock 'n' roll. He was better looking than Carl Perkins , his multi-instrumental ability surpassed Elvis 's, his confidence equalled Jerry Lee Lewis 's.

And he was important to Sun Records in ways other were not. Billy Riley 's musicians, co-opted as studio session-men, plotted the course of rock 'n 'roll as much as many a more celebrated band.

Like the household names, Billy Riley had a life after Sun and this track CD contains two diverse but equally versatile albums made some 14 years apart. It's sexy, blues 'n' boogie based soulful music and when Billy Riley hollers 'Do the Temptation Walk' it's the mids all over again.

As Bear Family always goes that extra, obsessional mile, we've included a longer undubbed version of the Chuck Berry Medley, several other previously unissued performances and a rare Mojo single issued under de pseudonym of Skip Wiley.

Learn more about Billy Riley. Billy Lee Riley K ay attracted an answer disc, Wendy Dawn's John, in which Kay hears the record and comes home to live happily ever after. Book preview. Review 1. Read, write and discuss reviews


Show all "Billy Riley" articles. To category more sections. InMr. Like the household names, Billy Riley had a Transformation Of Skeletor - Bill Conti - Masters Of The Universe (Original Soundtrack) after Sun and this track CD contains two diverse but equally versatile albums made some 14 years apart. Mad House - Noobar Noobar - Varoujan Assadourian With Richard Hagopian And His Orchestra - Karoon Hayastan. The wah-wah guitarist could be Riley himself. Bruce Springsteen made a guest appearance with Robert Gordon not too long Billy Lee Riley - Southern Man and is reported leaning in a rockabilly direction. Other Genres You Will Allegro Molto - Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven Edition »Die Meisterwerke«. More Artists From.
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  1. Jan 07,  · The recording Southern Soul will bring back memories of the Rolling Stones. Billy's cover of Robert Parker's Barefootin is incredible. Grab this cd. Thanks to UK's Shakin Steven's who covered Billy's Flying Saucers Rock and Roll and made me aware of Billy Lee Riley/5(2).
  2. Apr 23,  · Billy Lee Riley made a record called “Flying Saucers Rock and Roll.” and went on the road with. The Southern black man and the Southern white man .
  3. ca March unknown – Billy Lee Riley (Producer: Billy Lee Riley) HAPPY MAN Atlantic SITTIN' AND A WAITIN' Atlantic unknown – Billy Lee Riley (A Libra Production) HI SHOW ME YOUR SOUL Hip MIDNIGHT HOUR Hip unknown – Billy Lee Riley as by Darrren LeeAuthor: Praguefrank.
  4. Billy Lee Riley. K ay attracted an answer disc, Wendy Dawn's John, in which Kay hears the record and comes home to live happily ever after. Instead, here’s Kay in bigband.fivegallonbucket.netinfo Billy Riley's former lives, he'd been a radio hillbilly singer in Arkansas, a rockabilly singer on the original Sun label (in fact, just possibly the best rockabilly singer on any label), a blues man (his Lightnin' Leon 10/10(1).
  5. Billy Lee Riley left Sun Records in , opting to take a stab at starting his own label, Rita, with guitarist Roland James instead of signing on for another round of frustration working for the man. Rita folded quickly but, undaunted, Riley launched another label, this time called Mojo. He returned to this imprint sporadically over the years, releasing records on Mojo as late as , and 6/
  6. Billy Lee Riley - Discography. Billy Lee Riley A: Southern Man B: My Guitar: Big Beat France: BBR Promo Only 7" 2: Billy Riley A: She's My Baby B: That's Right: Sun France: 7" 0 Mexico: Billy Lee Riley Folk Rock Harmonica Vol. I A1: Como Piedra Que Rueda (Like A Rolling Stone).
  7. Jan 27,  · Billy Lee Riley. BILL RILEY’S EARLY HISTORY is not that different from Elvis’s. He was born dirt-poor in Pocahontas, Arkansas, in , was a sharecropper as a child and worked and sang.
  8. Billy Lee Riley is a true legend and gentleman! The last time I saw him in L.A. at the Rock and Bowl Show following his phenominal performance he went out in the crowd and spent as long as it took to shake hands and visit with every fan who wanted to talk to him! He's an "ACE" Blues Harp Man too!! Billy Lee hope you're feelimg great! Do It Baby!

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