Contrebassiste US né le 17 Septembre 1926 à Memphis (Tennessee). Bill Black fit ses débuts en Mai 54 dans les Starlite Wranglers de Doug Poindexter. En Juillet, Bill devient le bassiste d'Elvis Presley, contribuant grâce à son style de basse slappée au succès des sessions Sun du King. Quittant Elvis en 1959, il forme le "Bill Black's Combo" et obtient un premier hit en Décembre pour Hi Records. Le groupe connut des réussites constantes, seulement interrompues par la mort de Bill, le 21 Octobre 1965 à Memphis (Tennessee). Le leader en moins, le Combo continua à se produire sans succès.

Bill Black had two distinct phases of his career in which he made a notable mark on early rock & roll music: first as the rockabilly bass player for Elvis Presley and then as a bandleader of Bill Black's Combo, which scored numerous instrumental hits in the early '60s. Such is the way of the world that his most artistically important contributions, as one-third of the rockabilly trio that Elvis Presley fronted at the beginning of his career, brought him much less commercial reward than the far less remarkable hit records under his own name.
Black first recorded for Sun Records in early 1954 as a member of a country band, Doug Poindexter and the Starlite Wranglers, who also included guitarist Scotty Moore. That group issued just one single for Sun, but that was enough to make the talents of Black and Moore known to Sun head Sam Phillips, who put the pair together with Elvis Presley. Under the billing of Elvis Presley, Scotty, and Bill, they put out five records on Sun in 1954 and 1955, which are usually acknowledged as some of the finest rockabilly records ever done and Presley at his most youthfully uninhibited. Black was an important part of the early Presley sound with his slap stand-up bass and ebullient onstage manner.
Black and Moore continued to work with Presley until 1958, leaving his band in large part due to disputes over financial terms. Black and Moore had taken one-quarter of the royalties at the outset of Presley's career, but even after Presley had rocketed to stardom with RCA starting in 1956, they were on a mere 200 dollars/week wage. Although Moore would eventually work with Presley again, Black never did, joining a Memphis group that evolved into Bill Black's Combo in 1959. Their instrumental "Smokie," released late that year, made the Top Ten.
Bill Black's Combo stuck to the formula of "Smokie" for many of their subsequent singles: a basic shuffle beat, simple bluesy R&B riffs, and some rinky-dink organ and smoky saxophone lines on top. They weren't too imaginative, but they were quite successful, placing eight singles in the Top 40 between 1959 and 1962, including "White Silver Sands," "Josephine," "Don't Be Cruel," "Blue Tango," and "Hearts of Stone." Their sales were greatly boosted by the suitability of their instrumental rock for background music at bars, clubs, and diners, with many of their discs placed in jukeboxes. They were still charting in the Top 100 as late as 1964, the year they also toured with the Beatles during the British stars' first nationwide American tour.
Black, sadly, developed a brain tumor and died in 1965, shortly before his 40th birthday and before rock historians had a chance to allow him to tell his side of the Elvis Presley story.

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Talents : Bass

Style musical : Instrumental Rock, Memphis Soul

SMOOKIE (Part II) (1959)

DON'T BE CRUEL (1960)

MOVIN' (1961)

 Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

07/1954 78 t. SUN 209 (US) . ELVIS PRESEY - SCOTTY & BILL - That's All Right / Blue Moon Of Kentucky
07/1954 SP SUN 209 (US) ELVIS PRESEY - SCOTTY & BILL - That's All Right / Blue Moon Of Kentucky
09/1954 78 t. SUN 210 (US) . ELVIS PRESEY - SCOTTY & BILL - Good Rockin' Tonight / I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
09/1954 SP SUN 210 (US) ELVIS PRESEY - SCOTTY & BILL - Good Rockin' Tonight / I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
01/1955 78 t. SUN 215 (US) . ELVIS PRESEY - SCOTTY & BILL - Milkcow Blues Boogie / You're A Heartbreaker
01/1955 SP SUN 215 (US) ELVIS PRESEY - SCOTTY & BILL - Milkcow Blues Boogie / You're A Heartbreaker
05/1955 78 t. SUN 217 (US) . ELVIS PRESEY - SCOTTY & BILL - Baby Let's Play House / I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
05/1955 SP SUN 217 (US) ELVIS PRESEY - SCOTTY & BILL - Baby Let's Play House / I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
08/1955 78 t. SUN 223 (US) . ELVIS PRESEY - SCOTTY & BILL - Mystery Train / I Forgot To Remember To Forget
08/1955 SP SUN 223 (US) ELVIS PRESEY - SCOTTY & BILL - Mystery Train / I Forgot To Remember To Forget
1959 SP HI 2018 (US) . Smookie (Part I) / Smookie (Part II)
1959 SP HI 2021 (US) . The Wheel / White Silver Hand
1959 SP HI 2022 (US) Dry Bones / Josephine
1960 SP HI 2026 (US) Don't Be Cruel / Rollin'
1960 SP HI 2027 (US) Blue Tango / Willie
1960 SP HI 2028 (US) . Hearts Of Stone / Royal Blue
1960 SP HI 2029 (US) . Old Time Religion / He's Got The Whole World In His Hand
1960 SP HI 2030 (US) . Do Lord / When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder
1960 SP HI 2031 (US) . Down By The Riverside / It Is No Secret
1960 EP LONDON GEP 10053 (F) White Silver Sands / The Wheel / Smookie (Part. I) / Smookie (Part II)
1961 SP HI 2036 (US) Yogi / Old Buttermilk Stone
1961 SP HI 2038 (US) . Honky Train / Movin'
1961 SP HI 2042 (US) . My Girl Josephine / Twist Her
08/1961 EP LONDON REU 10093 (F) Old Buttermilk Sky / Yogi / Royal Blue / Hearts Of Stone
12/1961 EP LONDON REU 10107 (F) Movin' / Honky Train / Willie / Blue Tango
1962 SP HI 2049 (US) . Twist With My Baby / Slippin' And Sliddin'
1962 SP HI 2052 (US) . My Babe / White Silver Sands
1962 SP HI 2055 (US) . Blues For The Red Boys / So What
1962 SP HI 2059 (US) . Joey's Song / Hot Taco
1962 EP LONDON 10120 (F) Witchraft / What 'd I Say / Torquay / The Walk
1962 EP LONDON 10129 (F) So What / Blues For The Red Boy / Twist-Her / My Girl Josephine
1962 SP LONDON 95328 (F) . Twist Her / ?
1963 SP HI 2064 (US) . Do It Rat Now / Little Jasper
1963 SP HI 2069 (US) . Longgone / Monkey Shine
1963 SP HI 2072 (US) . Comin' On / Soft Winds
1964 SP HI 2077 (US) . Raunchy / Tequila
1964 SP HI 2079 (US) . Boo Ray / Little Quennie
1964 SP HI 2085 (US) . Come On Home / He'll Have To Go
1965 SP HI 2094 (US) . Spootin' / Crazy Feel
1965 SP HI 2106 (US) . Hey Good Lookin' / Mountain Of Love
1966 SP HI 2115 (US) . Rambler / You Call Everybody Darling
1967 SP HI 2124 (US) . Son Of Smookie / Peg Leg
1968 SP HI 2135 (US) . Ribbon Of Darkness / Turn Of Your Lovelight
1968 SP HI 2153 (US) . Bright Light Big City / Red Lights
1968 SP HI 2168 (US) . Son Of A Hickory Holler's Tramp / Creeping Around
1969 SP HI 2185 (US) . Closin' Time / No More
1969 SP COLUMBIA 44867 (US) . Slow Action / But It's Allright
1969 SP COLUMBIA 44983 (US) . California Dreamin' / Funky Train
1969 SP COLUMBIA 45092 (US) . Heaven Knows / 1518 Chelsea
1969 SP COLUMBIA 45162 (US) . 1518 Chelsea / Keep The Customer Satisfied
1970 SP MEGA 0036 (US) . Cotton Carnival / Rings
1971 SP MEGA 0052 (US) . Oh Happy Days / Sugar Cured
1972 SP MEGA 0070 (US) . Harlem Nocturne / Sassy Pants
1972 SP MEGA 0086 (US) . Night Train / Bluff City Cookin'
1972 SP MEGA 0113 (US) . Listen To Music / Memphis Shuffle
1972 SP HI 2208 (US) . Daylite / Four A.M.
1972 SP MEGA 0117 (US) . Satin Sheets / Memphis Shuffle
1972 SP HI 2227 (US) . Soul Serenade / ?
1972 SP HI 2234 (US) . Mighty Fine / Smokey Bourbon Street
1973 SP MEGA 0201 (US) . Tequila / Smookie (Part. II)
1974 SP HI 2283 (US) . Boilin Cabbage / Truck Stop
1974 SP MEGA 0207 (US) . Oh Happy Days / Listen To The Music
1974 SP ECHO 8020 (US) . Country Roads / Please Love Me Forever
1975 ? SP LIBERTY 22232 (US) . Heart Of Stones / Smookie (Part. II)
1975 SP HI 2291 (US) . Back Up And Push / Almost Persuaded
1975 SP HI 2301 (US) . Fire On The Bayou / Memphis Stroll
1975 SP HI 2311 (US) . Jump Back, Joe Joe / I Can Help
1976 SP HI 2317 (US) . Redneck Rock / Yakety Sax
1978 SP HI 78508 (US) . Cashin' In / L.A. Blues
1989 SP Sun SUN NP 01 (I) That's All Right Mama (Elvis, Scotty & BILL) / Down By The Riverside (MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET)



Albums

1960 LP 12" HI HL-12001 (mono) / SHL-32001 (stereo) (US) SMOOKIE - Smokie, Part 2 / Frankie And Johnny / Tuxedo Junction / Cyclone Bop / Dee J. Special / Anytime / Smokie, Part 1 / Crankcase / Deep Elm Blues / Before Dawn / Special Duty / Accentuate The Positive (Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate)
1960 LP 12" HI HL-12002 (mono) SHL-32002 (stereo) (US) SAXY JAZZ - Smokie / Frankie And Johnny / Tuxedo Junction / Cyclone Bop / Dee J. Special / Anytime / White Silver Sands / The Wheel / Crankcase / Deep Elm Blues / Before Dawn / Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
10/1960 LP 12" HI HL-12003 (mono) SHL-32003 (stereo) (US) SOLID AND RAUNCHY - Don't Be Cruel /Singin' The Blues / Blueberry Hill / I Almost Lost My Mind / Cherry Pink / Mona Lisa / Honky Tonk / Tequila / Raunchy / You Win Again / Bo Diddley / Mack The Knife
1962 LP 12" HI HL-12004 (mono) SHL-32004 (stereo) (US) THAT WONDERFUL FEELING - Nobody Knows / When The Saints Go Marching In / Old Time Religion / Swing Low Sweet Chariot / It's No Secret / Down By The Riverside / Dry Bones / He's Got The Whole World In His Hands / This Old House / When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder / Do Lord / Just A Closer Walk
1962 LP 12" HI HL-12005 (mono) SHL-32005 (stereo) (US) MOVIN' - Movin' / My Baby / Torquay / The Walk / Witchcraft / Honky Train / What'd I Say / Be Bop A-Lula / Hey Bo Diddley / Work With Me Annie / 40 Miles Of Bad Road / Ain't That Loving You Baby
1962 LP 12" HI HL-12006 (mono) SHL-32006 (US) RECORD HOP - Night Train / Corrina, Corrina / My Girl Josephine / Hucklebuck / Royal Twist / Slippin' And Slidin' / Twisteroo / Smokie, Part 2 / Twist Her / Yogi / Twist With Me Baby / Johnny B. Goode
1962 LP 12" HI SHL-32006 (US) TWIST HER - Twist-Her / Night Train / Corrina, Corrina / Huckle-Buck / Royal Twist / Yogi / My Girl Josephine / Twisteroo / Johnny B. Goode / Slippin' & Slidin' / Twist With Me Baby / Smokey Part 2
1962 LP 12" LONDON HAU 2427 (F) LET'S TWIST - Twist Her / Night Train / Corrine Corrina / The Huckle Buck / Royal Twist / Yogi / My Girl Josephine / Twisteroo / Johnny B.Goode / Slippin' And Slidin' / Twist With Me Baby / Smokie (part 2)
1963 LP 12" HI HL-12009 (mono) SHL-32009 (stereo) (US) THE UNTOUCHABLE SOUND OF BILL BLACK COMBO - Joey's Song / Castle Rock / Red Top / Tippin' Inn / Skokiaan / Woodchopper's Ball / So What / Night Train / Your Cheatin' Heart / Ain't That A Shame / Little Brown Jug / I Can't Stop Loving You
1963 LP 12" HI HL-12012 (mono) SHL-32012 (stereo) (US) GREATESTS HITS - Do It-Rat Now /Josephine / Rollin' / Hearts Of Stone / Yogi / White Silver Sands / Blue Tango / Willie / Ole Buttermilk Sky / Royal Blue / Don't Be Cruel / Smokie, Part 2 (rerecording)
1964 LP 12" HI HL-12013 (mono) SHL-32013 (stereo) (US) BILL BLACK'S COMBO GOES WEST - Ridin' Down The Canyon / Deep In The Heart Of Texas / Down In The Valley / Cool Water / El Rancho Grande / Home On The Range / Tumblin' Tumbleweeds / San Antonio Rose / Red River Valley
1964 LP 12" HI HL-12015 (mono) SHL-32015 (stereo) (US) BILL BLACK'S COMBO PLAYS THE BLUES - Blues In The Night / Birth Of The Blues / Comin' On / Wabash Blues / Weary Blues / Basin Street Blues / I'll Never Be Free / Peter Gunn / Blues In My Heart / Got You On My Mind / Midnight / St. Louis Blues
1964 LP 12" HI HL-12017 (mono) SHL-32017 (stereo) (US) BILL BLACK COMBO PLAYS TUNES BY CHUCK BERRY - School Days / Sweet Little Sixteen / Roll Over Beethoven / Maybellene / Carol / Little Queenie / Brown Eyed Handsome Man / Nadine / Thirty Days / Johnny B. Goode / Reelin' And Rockin' / Memphis Tennessee
1965 LP 12" HI HL-12020 (mono) SHL-32020 (stereo) (US) THE UNTOUCHABLE SOUND - BILL BLACK'S COMBO GOES BIG BAND - T.D.'s Boogie Woogie / Two O'Clock Jump / Leap Frog / Canadian Sunset / Java / Sentimental Journey / In The Mood / Strangers On The Shore / Tuxedo Junction / Near You
03/1965 LP 12" HI HL-12023 (mono) SHL-32023 (stereo) (US) MORE SOLID AND RAUNCHY - Come On Home / He'll Have To Go / Hard Day's Night / You Better Move On / Good Rocking Tonight / Tea For Two Cha Cha / Sunrise Serenade / White Sport Coat / Oh, Lonesome Me / Red River Rock / Kansas City / Fannie Mae
10/1965 LP 12" HI HL-12027 (mono) SHL-32027 (stereo) (US) MISTER BEAT - Spootin' / It's All In The Game / North To Alaska / Mr. Beat / Side By Side / Black Beat / Talk Back Trembling Lips / Oh Lonesome Me / From Here To Eternity / Make Love To Me / Swinging On A Star / Till I Waltz Again With You
1966 LP 12" HI HL-12032 (mono) SHL-32032 (stereo) (US) ALL-TIMERS - Hey, Good Lookin' / Bouquet Of Roses / Under Your Spell Again / Mountain Of Love / Together Again / Anytime / Your Cheatin' Heart / I Walk The Line / Love's Gonna Live Here / Half As Much / I'm So Lonesome / Act Naturally
1967 LP 12" HI HL-12033 (mono) SHL-32033 (stereo) (US) BLACK LACE - You Call Everybody Darling / Jersey Bounce / Stardust / Stomping At the Savoy / Bunny Hop / Rambler / BeginTthe Beguine / Moonlight Serenade / Sugar Blues / Beer Barrel Polka / T.D.'s Boogie Woogie / South
1967 LP 12" HI HL-12036 (mono) SHL-32036 (stereo) (US) RING OF THE ROAD - King Of The Road / Detroit City / I Left My Heart In San Francisco / Blue Hawaii / Sidewalks Of New York / Mexico / Sioux City Sue / Pennsylvania Polka / Memphis, Tennessee / Tennessee Waltz / Chicago / Washington Square
1968 LP 12" HI HL-12041 (mono) SHL-32041 (stereo) (US) BILL BLACK'S BEAT GOES ON - The Beat Goes On / Ode To Billy Joe / Funky Broadway / A Whiter Shade Of Pale / Gotta Travel On / Soul Man / Wipe It Out / Let The Good Times Roll / The Letter / River Of Darkness / Never My Love / The Stripper
1968 LP 12" HI HL-32002 (réédition) (US) SAXY JAZZ - Smokie / Frankie And Johnny / Tuxedo Junction / Cyclone Bop / Dee J. Special / Anytime / White Silver Sands / The Wheel / Crankcase / Deep Elm Blues / Before Dawn / Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
1968 LP 12" HI HL-32006 (stereo) (US) LET'S TWIST-HER - Night Train / Corrina, Corrina / My Girl Josephine / Hucklebuck / Royal Twist / Slippin' And Slidin' / Twisteroo / Smokie, Part 2 / Twist Her / Yogi / Twist With Me Baby / Johnny B. Goode
1969 LP 12" HI HL-12044 (mono) SHL-32044 (stereo) (US) TURN ON YOUR LOVELIGHT - Turn On Your Love Light / Simon Says / Bright Lights / Red Light / Big Boss / In the Midnight Hour / Feel So Bad / Shoe- Bee-Doo / Phily Dog / Soul Serenade / The Horse
1969 LP 12" HI HL-12047 (mono) SHL-32047 (stereo) (US) SOULIN' THE BLUES - Everyday I Have The Blues / Birds And The Bees / Imperial Tempo / Hoochie Coochie / Dust My Broom / Blue Shadows / Movin In / No Time / Mrs. Nelly B / Spoonful / Things I Used To Do / Last Train
08/1969 LP 12" HI HL-12052 (mono) SHL-32052 (stereo) (US) SOLID AND RAUNCHY, VOLUME 3 - Creepin' Around / Groovin' Easy / Watch Your Step / Hold It Down / Coco Brown / Come See About Me / Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp / Car Driver / If I Had A Hammer / Leavin' Town / Love Is Here And Now You're Gone
1969 LP 12" COLUMBIA 63072 (US) BLACK WITH SUGAR - Hey Jude / Slow Action / For Once in My Life / The Funky Train / Games People Play / But It's Alright  / California Dreamin' / Soulfully Yours / Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da / Southern Comfort / All Cows No Bulls
1970 LP 12" COLUMBIA 1055 (US) BASIC BLACK - Everybody's Out Of Town / Free And Funky / Let It Be / A Black Experience / Lay Lady Lay / Put Out My Fire / Keep The Customer Satisfied / Rainy Night In Georgia / Here Comes That Old Feeling Again / Venue / I'm So Glad You're You
1970 LP 12" COLUMBIA 59957 (US) RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING
1971 LP 12" HI SHL-32061 (US) MORE BILL BLACK MAGIC - Ramblin' Rose / Careless Love / He'll Have To Go / I Got A Woman / Will Sing In The Sunshine / Everybody Loves Somebody / Closin' Time / Tuff / He Ba Ba Re Bop / That Funky Feelin' / Kinda Lonesome / Tippin'
1971 LP 12" MEGA M31-1008 (US) THE MEMPHIS SCENE - Rings / Resurrection Shuffle / Make It With You / Memphis Shuffle / Beale Street Connection / Mighty Clouds Of Joy / Oh Happy Day / Cotton Carnival / Mississippi Current / Sugar Cured / Summer Sand
1972 LP 12" MEGA M31-1014 (US) JUKE BOX FAVOURITES - Harlem Noctune / Canadian Sunset / Bluff City Cookin' / Cry / One Mint Julep / Honky Tonk / Alley Cat / Proud Mary / Sassy Pants / Night Train
1973 LP 12" HI XSHL-32078 (US) GREATEST HITS VOL. II - Raunchy / Dry Bones / Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White / I Walk The Line / Movin' / Memphis Tennessee / The Stripper / Turn On Your Love Light / Be-Bop A-Lula / So What
1973 LP 12" MEGA 5008 (US) ROCK AND ROLL FOREVER - Tequila / Ram-Bunk- Shush / Reelin' And Rockin' / Soul Rockin' / Crocodile Rock / Slippin' And Slidin' / I Don't Want To Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes / Don't Be Cruel (To A Heart That's True) / Raunchy / B.B. Shuffle
1974 LP 12" MEGA MLPS-600 (US) BILL BLACK IS BACK - Smokie, Part II / Don't Be Cruel / Ram-Bunk-Shush / Josephine / So What / White Silver Sands / Tequila / Sugar Cured / Raunchy / Honky Tonk
1975 LP 12" HI SHL-32088 (US) SOLID & COUNTRY - BILL BLACK COMBO FEATURING BOB TUCKER - Soul Serenade / Memphis / Pickin' / Rub It In / Black's Boogie / Truck Stop  / Cottonfields / Boilin' Cabbage /  Chelsea Blues / Faded Love / Hello Josephine
1975 LP 12" HI SHL-32093 (US) WORLD'S GREATEST HONKY-TONK BAND - Orange Blossom Special / I Can Help / Jump Back Joe / Rangers Waltz / Fire On The Bayou / Back Up And Push / Memphis Stroll / Almost Persuaded / Beer Barrel Polka / Carrol County Blues
1976 LP 12" ZODIAC ZLP-5006 (US) BILL BLACK COMBO PLAYS THE GREATEST HITS - Listen To The Music / Killing Me Softly / Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'round The Old Oak Tree / Delta Dawn / The Entertainer / Midnight At The Oasis / Proud Mary / Satin Sheets / Cry / Alley Cat
1977 LP 12" HI 6005 (US) AWARD WINNERS - Cashin' In ( A Tribute to Luther Perkins) / Luckenbach Texas / Honky Tonk Boogie / Rebel Rouser / LA Blues / Rock n Roll Redneck Honky Tonk Cowboy Band / Rocky Top / Lucille / Wipe Out / Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
1977 LP 12" HI SHL-32104 (US) IT'S HONKY TONK TIME - Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Yakety Sax / Salty Dog Blues / Boilin' Cabbage / Redneck Rock / Cotton Eyed Joe / Easy Pickin' / Lover Please / My Blue Heaven / Cycoon (Southern Cyclone)
1979 LP 12" PRESS BU 4050 (US) THE BEST OF BILL BLACK COMBO
197? LP 12" HI HLP 8004 (US) MEMPHIS TENNESSEE - Smokie / Memphis Tennessee / Leavin' Town / Turn On Your Love Light / Creepin' Around / White Silver Sands / Don't Be Cruel / Ramblin' Rose / He'll Have To Go / Wipe It Out
1980 LP 12" SPRINGBOARD SPB-4020 (US) BILL BLACK'S COMBO FOREVER - Bluff City Cookin' / Memphis Shuffle / Make It With You / B.B. Shuffle / Cotton Carnaval / Night Train / Sassy Pants / Alley Cat / Sugar Cured
1980 LP 12" Rock & Country R&C 1004 (SW) ELVIS, SCOTTY & BILL - THE FIRST YEAR - Scotty Moore Tells The Story : First Meeting / Discovery Of Elvis by Sam Phillips / The First Recording Session / The Second Recording Session / Shows with the Starlite Wranglers / On Their Own / Stranded In Shreveport, Louisiana / Grand Ole Opry Appearance / Louisiana Hayride Appearance / Live Broadcast from Cook's Hoedown Club in Houston, Texas In Early 1955 : There's Good Rockin' Tonight / Baby, Let's Play House / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / I've Got A Woman / That's Alright Little Mama
198? LP 12" HALW 00001 (US) (limited edition) ELVIS, SCOTTY & BILL - THE FIRST YEAR - Scotty Moore Tells The Story : First Meeting / Discovery Of Elvis by Sam Phillips / The First Recording Session / The Second Recording Session / Shows with the Starlite Wranglers / On Their Own / Stranded In Shreveport, Louisiana / Grand Ole Opry Appearance / Louisiana Hayride Appearance / Live Broadcast from Cook's Hoedown Club in Houston, Texas In Early 1955 : There's Good Rockin' Tonight / Baby, Let's Play House / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / I've Got A Woman / That's Alright Little Mama
1983 LP 12" Golden Editions Limited ‎GEL 101 (US) ELVIS, SCOTTY AND BILL - THE FIRST YEAR - Biff Collie interview - There's Good Rockin' Tonight / Baby, Let's Play House / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / I've Got A Woman / That's Alright Little Mama / ELVIS interview / Scotty Moore Tells The Story Of The First Year
1984 LP 12" SUN 1007 (UK) ELVIS, SCOTTY & BILL - THE FIRST YEAR - Biff Collie Interview / Good Rockin' Tonight / Baby Let's Play House / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / I Got A Woman / That's Alright Mama / Elvis Interview / Scotty Moore Tells The Story Of The First Year
1985 LP 12" Topline TOP 106 (UK) In The Beginning - ELVIS, SCOTTY & BILL - Biff Collie interview / There's Good Rockin' Tonight / Baby Let's Play House / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / I Got A Woman / That's Alright Mama / Elvis interview / Tweedle Dee / Baby Let's Play House / Maybellene / That's Alright Mama / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / There's Good Rockin' Tonight / I Got A Woman
1989 CD HI HIUKCD 102 (UK) MEMPHIS ROCK 'N' SOUL PARTY - BILL BLACK & WILLIE MITCHELL - Don't Be Cruel / Honky Tonk / Blueberry Hill / Hearts Of Stone / Movin' / Hey! Bo Diddley / Work With Me Annie / Twist-Her / My Girl Josephine / Night Train / So What / Do It- Rat Now / Monkey Shine / School Days / Memphis / Little Queenie / Secret Home / Buster Browne (Willie MITCHELL) / Woodchopper's Ball (Willie MITCHELL) / That Driving Beat (Willie MITCHELL) / Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (Willie MITCHELL) / The Champion, Pt. 1 (Willie MITCHELL) / Bad Eye (Willie MITCHELL) / Sugar T (Willie MITCHELL) / Mercy (Willie MITCHELL) / Up-Hard (Willie MITCHELL) / 30-60-90 (Willie MITCHELL) / Who's Making Love? (Willie MITCHELL) / Come See About Me (Willie MITCHELL) / My Babe (Willie MITCHELL) / I'm A Midnight Mover (Willie MITCHELL) / Set Free (Willie MITCHELL)
1991 CD HI HIUKCD 112 (UK) SOLID & RAUNCHY / MOVIN' - Don't Be Cruel / Singin' The Blues / Blueberry Hill / I Almost Lost My Mind / Cherry Pink / Mona Lisa / Honky Tonk / Tequila / Raunchy / You Win Again / Bo Diddley / Mack The Knife / Movin' [original single] / What'd I Say / Hey! Bo Diddley / Witchcraft / Be-Bop-A-Lula / My Babe / 40 Miles Of Bad Road / Ain't That Lovin' You Baby / Honky Train [original single] / Walk / Torquay
1991 CD HI HIUKCD 115 (UK) GREATEST HITS / BILL BLACK PLAYS TUNES BY CHUCK BERRY - Do It-Rat Now /Josephine / Rollin' / Hearts Of Stone / Yogi / White Silver Sands / Blue Tango / Willie / Ole Buttermilk Sky / Royal Blue / Don't Be Cruel / Smokie, Part 2 (rerecording) / School Days / Sweet Little Sixteen / Roll Over Beethoven / Maybellene / Carol / Little Queenie / Brown Eyed Handsome Man / Nadine / Thirty Days / Johnny B. Goode / Reelin' And Rockin' / Memphis Tennessee
1992 CD HI HIUKCD 124 (UK) BILL BLACK'S COMBO GOES WEST / BILL BLACK'S COMBO PLAYS THE BLUES - Ridin' Down The Canyon / Deep In The Heart Of Texas / Down In The Valley / Cool Water / El Rancho Grande / Home On The Range / Tumblin' Tumbleweeds / San Antonio Rose / Red River Valley / Blues In The Night / Birth Of The Blues / Comin' On / Wabash Blues / Weary Blues / Basin Street Blues / I'll Never Be Free / Peter Gunn / Blues In My Heart / Got You On My Mind / Midnight / St. Louis Blues
09/1992 CD HI HIUKCD 131 (UK) LET'S TWIST-HER / THE UNTOUCHABLE SOUND OF BILL BLACK COMBO - wist-Her / Night Train / Corrina, Corrina / Hucklebuck / Royal Twist / Yogi / My Girl Josephine / Twisteroo / Johnny B. Goode / Slippin' And Slidin' / Twist With Me Baby / Smokie, Pt. 2 / Joey's Song / Castle Rock / Red Top / Tippin' Inn / Skokiaan / Woodchopper's Ball / So What / Night Train / Your Cheatin' Heart / Ain't That A Shame / Little Brown Jug / I Can't Stop Loving You
1992 CD CHARLY CDCD 1020 (UK) In The Beginning - ELVIS, SCOTTY & BILL - Biff Collie interview / There's Good Rockin' Tonight / Baby Let's Play House / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / I Got A Woman / That's Alright Mama / Elvis interview / Tweedle Dee / Baby Let's Play House / Maybellene / That's Alright Mama / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / There's Good Rockin' Tonight / I Got A Woman
1993 CD CHARLY QBCD3 (UK) In The Beginning - ELVIS, SCOTTY & BILL - Biff Collie interview / There's Good Rockin' Tonight / Baby Let's Play House / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / I Got A Woman / That's Alright Mama / Elvis interview / Tweedle Dee / Baby Let's Play House / Maybellene / That's Alright Mama / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / There's Good Rockin' Tonight / I Got A Woman
11/1995 CD HI HIUKCD 145 (UK) THAT WONDERFUL FEELING / BILL BLACK'S COMBO GOES BIG BAND - Nobody Knows / This Ole House / When The Saints Go Marching In / It Is No Secret / Swing Low, Sweet Chariot / Just A Closer Walk With Thee / When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder / He's Got The Whole World In His Hands / Do Lord / Down By The Riverside / Old Time Religion / Dry Bones / T.D.'s Boogie Woogie / Near You / Sentimental Journey / Tuxedo Junction / Canadian Sunset / Leap Frog / In The Mood / Java / Two O'Clock Jump / So Rare / Oh / Stranger On The Shore
01/1996 CD HI HIUKCD 146 (UK) SMOKIE / MORE SOLID & RAUNCHY - Smokie, Part 2 / Frankie And Johnny / Tuxedo Junction / Cyclone Bop / Dee J. Special / Anytime / Smokie, Part 1 / Crankcase / Deep Elm Blues / Before Dawn / Special Duty / Accentuate The Positive (Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate) / Kansas City / You Better Move On / A Hard Day's Night / Tea For Two Cha Cha / Good Rockin' Tonight / Fannie Mae / Come On Home / Red River Rock / White Sport Coat / Sunrise Serenade
08/1996 CD HI HILOCD-22 (UK) THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF BILL BLACK'S COMBO - Blueberry Hill / Hey! Bo Diddley / My Girl Josephine / Don't Be Cruel / Tequila / Mack The Knife / Be-Bop-A-Lula / Roll Over Beethoven / Johnny B. Goode / Slippin' And Slidin' / Ain't That A Shame / Cool Water / Yellow Rose Of Texas / This Ole House / Swing Low, Sweet Chariot / Old Time Religion / He's Got The Whole World In His Hands / Stranger On The Shore
06/1997 CD Outwest 9210-2 (US) ELVIS Raw - Early Live Recording - March 19, 1955 - Biff Collie interview - There's Good Rockin' Tonight / Baby, Let's Play House / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / I've Got A Woman / That's Alright Little Mama / Interview with Scotty Moore
1997 CD STYLUS ? (US)

THE JUKEBOX COLLECTION VOL 3 - BILL BLACK'S COMBO - Don't Be Cruel / Blueberry Hill / Tequila / Raunchy / Smokie Part 2 / What'd Day / Be-Bop-A-Lula / My Babe / 40 Miles Of Bad Road / Torquay / Memphis Stroll / I Can Help / LA Blues / Wipe Out / Castle Rock / Aint That A Shame / Little Brown Jug / Kansas City / Fannie Mae / Red River Rock / Peter Gunn / Sweet Little 16 / Nadine / Johnny B. Goode / Memphis, Tennessee / Smokie Pt 2 (vers. 2) / Don't Be Cruel (alt version)

07/1998 CD HI HEX 31 (UK) THE HI MASTERS - White Silver Sands / Movin' / Smokie, Pt. 2 / Monkey Shine / Don't Be Cruel / Little Queenie / Josephine / Willie / You Win Again / Memphis / Hearts Of Stone / Twist-Her / Honky Train / Mack The Knife / Do It- Rat Now
10/1998 2 CD HI 40 (UK) HI ROLLIN' - THE STORY OF BILL BLACK :
CD 1 : Don't Be Cruel / Raunchy / Mack The Knife / Blueberry Hill / Bo Diddley / Honky Tonk / Movin' / Hey! Bo Diddley / Honky Train / Be-Bop-A-Lula / Ain't That Lovin' You Baby / Walk / Smokie (Part 1) / Frankie And Johnny / Smokie (Part 2) / Wheel / Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive / Cyclone Bop (T.D. Boogie) / Nobody Knows / This Ole House / Swing Low, Sweet Chariot / Old Time Religion / When The Saints Go Marching In / Do Lord / Twist-Her / Night Train / My Girl Josephine / Hucklebuck / Twisteroo / Yogi
CD 2 : Castle Rock / Red Top / Night Train [Slow Version] / Ain't That A Shame / Your Cheatin' Heart / Skokiaan / Rollin' / Ole Buttermilk Sky / Blue Tango / School Days / Sweet Little Sixteen / Roll Over Beethoven / Nadine / Little Queenie / Memphis / Sentimental Journey /  Two O'Clock Jump / Leap Frog / Canadian Sunset / So Rare / T.D.'s Boogie Woogie (Cyclone Bop) / Java / You Better Move On / Kansas City / Red River Rock / Good Rockin' Tonight / Oh, Lonesome Me / Fannie Mae / Tea For Two [Cha Cha] / Hard Day's Night
1999 2 CD HI ? (UK) HI RECORDS - EARLY YEARS VOLS 1 & 2 :
CD 1 : Tootsie / You Are My Sunshine / Little John's Gone / Daydreamin' / Skating In The Blue Light / You Made A Hit / Please Please / Teenage Love / I'm So Lonely / I'll Be Alright / Goin' Back To Memphis / Lovin' Lil / A Man In Love / Miller's Cave / The Stranger / Pipeliner / I Want To Hold You / There Was A Time / Till I Waltz With You Again / Judy / Secret Love / 26 Miles To Joliet / Smokie (part 2) / Your True Love / Teddy Bear / The Shape You Left Me In / No Other Guy / Tuff / Haunted House
CD 2 : My Girl Josephine / Five Miles From Home / The Middle Of Nowhere / Long Black Veil / Sugar Bee / I'm In Love Again / I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water / Shackles And Chains / I'm In Love With A Shadow / The Wild Side Of Life / Since I Met You Baby / Dee Dee / 86 Miles / A Little Bit Of Soap / Dark Shaded Glasses / Long Tall Texan / I Gotta Leave This Town / Shame Shame Shame / Listen To Me Lie, D
10/2000 CD HI 171 (UK) SAXY JAZZ / SOLID AND RAUNCHY - Smokie, part 2 / Frankie And Johnny / Tuxedo Junction / Cyclone Bop / Dee J. Special / Anytime / White Silver Sands / The Wheel / Crankcase / Deep Elm Blues / Before Dawn / Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive / Smokie, part 1 / Don't Be Cruel / Singin' The Blues / Blueberry Hill / I Almost Lost My Mind / Cherry Pink / Mona Lisa / Honky Tonk / Tequila / Raunchy / You Win Again / Bo Diddley / Mack The Knife
12/2000 CD HI 172 (UK) THAT WONDERFUL FEELING / MOVIN' - Nobody Knows / This Ole House / When The Saints Go Marching In / It Is No Secret / Swing Low, Sweet Chariot / Just A Closer Walk With Thee / When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder / He's Got The Whole World In His Hands / Do Lord / Down By The Riverside / Old Time Religion / Dry Bones / Movin' / What'd I Say / Hey Bo Diddley / Witchcraft / Work With Me Annie / Be-Bop-A-Lula / My Babe / 40 Miles Of Bad Road / Ain't That Loving You Baby / Honky Train / Walk / Torquay
02/2001 CD HI 173 (UK) RECORD HOP / THE UNTOUCHABLE SOUND - Twist-Her / Night Train / Corrina, Corrina / Hucklebuck / Royal Twist / Yogi / My Girl Josephine / Twisteroo / Johnny B. Goode / Slippin' And Slidin' / Twist With Me Baby / Smokie, Pt. 2 / Joey's Song / Castle Rock / Red Top / Tippin' In / Skokiaan / Woodchopper's Ball / So What / Night Train [Slow Version] / Your Cheatin' Heart / Ain't That A Shame / Little Brown Jug / I Can't Stop Loving You / Blues For The Red Boy
02/2001 CD HI 174 (UK) BILL BLACK'S GREATEST HITS / BILL BLACK'S COMBO GOES WEST - Do It-Rat Now /Josephine / Rollin' / Hearts Of Stone / Yogi / White Silver Sands / Blue Tango / Willie / Ole Buttermilk Sky / Royal Blue / Don't Be Cruel / Smokie, Part 2 (rerecording) / Little Jasper / Monkey Shine / Long Gone / San Antonio Rose / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Deep In The Heart Of Texas / There's A Goldmine In The Sky / Yellow Rose Of Texas / Rancho Grande / Home On The Range / Red River Valley / Down In The Valley / Cool Water / Ridin' Down The Canyon / Cattle Call
04/2001 CD CAPITOL 27836 (US) THE BEST OF BILL BLACK'S COMBO - THE HI RECORDS YEARS - Smokie, Pt. 2 / White Silver Sands / Josephine / Don't Be Cruel / Blue Tango / Hearts Of Stone / Ole Buttermilk SkyMovin' / Honky Train / Twist-Her / So What / Do It -- Rat Now / Little Jasper / Long Gone / Monkey Shine / Comin' On / Tequila / Little Queenie
06/2001 CD HI 175 (UK) BILL BLACK'S COMBO PLAYS THE BLUES / BILL BLACK PLAYS TUNES BY CHUCK BERRY - I'll Never Be Free / Birth Of The Blues / Midnight / Blues In My Heart / Basin Street Blues / Comin' On / St. Louis Blues / Got You On My Mind / Wabash Blues / Peter Gunn / Weary Blues / Soft Winds / School Days / Sweet Little Sixteen / Roll Over Beethoven / Maybellene / Carol / Little Queenie / Brown-Eyed Handsome Man / Nadine / Thirty Days / Johnny B. Goode / Reelin' And Rockin' / Memphis / Boo Ray
06/2001 CD HI 176 (UK) BILL BLACK'S COMBO GOES BIG BAND / MORE SOLID & RAUNCHY - T.D.'s Boogie Woogie / Near You / Sentimental Journey / Tuxedo Junction / Canadian Sunset / Leap Frog / In The Mood / Java / Two O'Clock Jump / So Rare / Oh / Stranger On The Shore / Kansas City / You Better Move On / Hard Day's Night / Tea For Two Cha Cha /  Good Rocking Tonight / Fannie Mae / Come On Home / Red River Rock / White Sport Coat / Sunrise Serenade / Oh, Lonesome Me / He'll Have To Go
06/2001 CD HI 177 (UK) WORLD'S GREATEST HONKY-TONK BAND / AWARD WINNERS - Orange Blossom Special / I Can Help / Jump Back Joe / Rangers Waltz / Fire On The Bayou / Back Up And Push / Memphis Stroll / Almost Persuaded / Beer Barrel Polka / Carroll County Blues / Cashin' In (A Tribute To Luther Perkins) / Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love) / Honky Tonk Boogie / Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain / Rebel Rouser / Wipe Out / Lucille / Rocky Top / L.A. Blues / Rock 'n' Roll Redneck Honky Tonk Cowboy Band
2001 CD BLUE CITY BCCD-819 (US) 36 GREATEST HITS! - Smokey Pt.2 / White Silver Sands / Heart Of Stone / Joey's Song / Johnny B. Goode / Blueberry Hill / Don't Be Cruel / Honky Train / Josephine / Corrina,Corinna / Yogi / Do It Rat Now / Red Top / Slippin' And Slidin' / Hucklebuck / Turn On Your Love Light / Ain't That A Shame / Little Queenie / Long Gone / Blue Tango / Twist-Her / Comin' On / Movin' / Night Train / Old Buttermilk Sky / Twisteroo / Rollin' / Royal Blue / So What / Castle Rock / Your Cheatin' Heart / Twist With Me Baby / Tequila / Honky Tonk / Smokey(Pt.1) / Twistin' White Silver Sands.
12/2003 CD PARADIME ? (?) BILL BLACK'S COMBO - Mud Island Blues / Memphis / Kansas City / Tequila / Smokie Part 2 / Wipe Out / Hello Josephine / Happy Organ / Hearts Of Stone / Don't Be Cruel / White Silver Sands / Green Onions
08/2005 CD 3D 304 (?) DOWN IN THE DEPTHS - Down In The Depths On The 90th Floor / Laugh, Clown, Laugh / Little Toy Train / Spring Is Here / So It's Spring / Love And I Are Partin' / Listen Little Boy / Nobody's Heart / Where Are You / Gloomy Sunday / I'll Never Be The Same / Blame It On My Youth
2006 CD Delta Music ‎26429 (UK) Elvis Presley, Scotty & Bill - Baby Let's Play House / Tomorrow Night / Blue Moon / I'm Left You're Right, She's Gone / You're A Heartbreaker / I Forgot To Remember To Forget / I Love You Because / Good Rockin' Tonight / Just Because / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Harbour Lights / That's All Right Mama / Mystery Train / I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine / Milk Cow Blues Boogie / Trying To Get To You / Maybelline / Baby Lets Play House / Money Honey / That's All Right Mama / Good Rockin' Tonight / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / I Was The One / Tweedle Dee / I Got A Woman / Long Tall Sally / Interview Mace Born Auto Florida 1955 / Interview with Bob Neal Texarkana / Interview at Louisiana Hayride
11/2012 2 CD JASMINE JASCD 709 (UK) SMOKIN' :
CD 1 : Smokie (Part 1) / 2. Smokie (Part 2) / White Silver Sands / The Wheel / Josephine / Dry Bones / Don't Be Cruel / Rollin' / Blue Tango / Willie / Hearts Of Stone / Royal Blue / Ole Buttermilk Sky / Yogi / Movin' / Honky Train / Twist-Her / My Girl Josephine / Smokie (Part 2) (LP version) / Frankie And Johnny / Tuxedo Junction / Cyclone Bop (T.D. Boogie) / Dee Jay Special / Anytime / Crank Case / Deep Elem Blues / Before Dawn / Accentuate The Positive
CD 2 : Don't Be Cruel (LP version) / Singin' The Blues / Blueberry Hill / I Almost Lost My Mind / Cherry Pink / Mona Lisa / Honky Tonk / Tequila / Raunchy / You Win Again / Bo Diddley / Mack The Knife / Nobody Knows / This Ole House / When The Saints Go Marching In / It Is No Secret / Swing Low Sweet Chariot / Just A Closer Walk With Thee / When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder / He's Got The Whole World In His Hands / Do Lord / Down By The Riverside / Old Time Religion / Dry Bones

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