Chanteur Rockabilly US né Benjamin Eidson, le 5 Novembre 1935 à Atlanta (Georgie). Benjamin Benny Joy, élevé en Floride, où il rencontre le guitariste "Big" John Taylor, a débuté en 1957 chez Tri-Dec Records, un label local. Ensuite il passa chez Dixie (58), Antler (58), Buck Ram (59) et Decca Records (61). En 1958 il a fait une tournée en Europe. Benny Joy, chanteur de premier plan, entre Elvis Presley et Johnny Cash, pouvait également noircir sa voix. Benny Joy est décédé le 28 Octobre 1988.

Benny Joy was not a talent on the order of top rockabilly stars, but he had more going for him than a lot of the obscure singers in the style that have been rediscovered and championed by collectors. The Tampa guitarist and Vocalsist cut a few rare singles in the late '50s that didn't get anywhere, although he was represented for a time by Platters manager Buck Ram and did some recording in Nashville with session musicians like saxophonist Boots Randolph, guitarist Hank Garland, and drummer Buddy Harman. Although rockabilly was calming down by the late '50s, Joy seemed in no mood to settle down himself, and on numerous sides he sounds like he's about to shout-sing himself hoarse. Joy wrote most of his material, and although he was derivative of such bigger cats as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, and others, on his better tracks he projected a straight-to-the-heart-of-the-matter exuberance along the lines of (although, again, not as good as) Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent. Joy was also one of the relatively few minor rock artists to tour Europe in the late '50s — he did so twice, in fact. After parting with Ram, Joy recorded for Decca without success and in the 1960s became a country songwriter, supplying some material for Stonewall Jackson. Like many obscure rockabilly acts, Joy enjoyed renewed appreciation in England after British collectors discovered his work, particularly for his 1958 single "Crash the Party."

http://www.rockabilly.nl/artists/bjoy.htm

Talents : Singer, Guitar, Composer

Style musical : Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll

Spin The Bottle (1958)

Crash The Party (1958)

LITTLE RED BOOK (1958)

Ittie Bittie Everything (1959)

Money Money (1959) (Benny Joy - Big John Taylor)

New York - Hey Hey (1961)

Sincerely, Your Friend (1961)

Somebody Else's Heartache (1963)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

1957 SP TRI-DEC 8667 (US) . Spin The Bottle / Hey... High School Baby
02/1958 SP DIXIE 45-2001 (US) . Spin' The Bottle / Steady With Betty
04/1958 SP ANTLER DJ-41X45 (US) . Crash The Party / Little Red Book
1958 ? SP ANTLER 831/2 (US)  . Crash The Party / Little Red Book
05/1958 SP ANTLER 45-4011 (US) . Crash The Party / Little Red Book
19?? SP ANTLER 1006 (US) . Crash The Party / Little Red Book
1959 SP BUCK RAM BRP 1000-1 (US) . Ittie Bittie Everything (Benny JOY - Big John TAYLOR) / Money Money (instr) (John TAYLOR - Benny JOY)
07/1959 SP BUCK RAM A-1107 (US) . Ittie Bittie Everything / Money Money (instr) (Big John TAYLOR)
01/1961 SP DECCA 31199 (US) . New York - Hey Hey / Sincerely, Your Friend
07/1961 SP DECCA 31280 (US) . Birds Of A Feather Fly Together / You Go Your Way
1963 SP DOT 45-16445 (US) . I'm Of  No More Use To You Old Earth / Somebody Else's Heartache
07/1965 SP MERCURY 72450 (US) . Benjamin JOY - The Only Woman / Don't Waste Your Love On A Fool Like Me
2003 SP NORTON JUKEBOX SERIES 867 (US) . Little Red Book / Hey High School Baby
2003 SP NORTON JUKEBOX SERIES 868 (US) . Miss Bobby Sox / Steady With Betty
2003 SP NORTON JUKEBOX SERIES 869 (US) . Spin' The Bottle / Wild Wild Lover
2003 SP NORTON JUKEBOX SERIES 870 (US) . Crash The Party / Rollin' To The Jukebox Rock
2009 SP NORTON 45-147 (US) Button Nose / If I Had You
09/2011 SP CACTUS 003 (US) (bootleg) . Rocket Trip (Jackie LOWELL) / Bundle Of Love (Benny JOY)











Unissued Tracks

195? Unissued - (Collector CD 4488 (#6) / Norton LP 348 (#5) / Norton CD 351 (#36)) Hey' ... High School Baby! [alt. vers. 1]
195? Unissued - (Ace CD 703 (#6) / Boparama LP 1 (#12) / Collector CD 4488 (#5) / Norton LP 348 (#10) / Norton CD 351 (#41)) Steady With Betty [alt. vers.]
1957 Unissued - (Ace CD 703 (#15) / Collector CD 4401 (#15) / Norton LP 347 (#13) / Norton CD 351 (#28) / White Label LP 8825 (#1)) Gossip, Gossip, Gossip
1957 Unissued - (Ace CD 703 (#25) / B-Sharp LP 6/18 (#11) / B-Sharp CD 6/32 (#11) / Boparama LP 3 (#8) / Club WWR LP 001 (#11) / Collector CD 4401 (#21) / Collector CD 4472 (#5) / Hero CD 001 (#6) / Lucky CD 805 (#27) / Norton LP 346 (#3) / Norton CD 351 (#3) / Vladimir Twist LP 6906 (#7) / White Label LP 8825 (#5) Wild, Wild Lover [vers. 1]
1957 Unissued - (Norton LP 348 (#2) / Norton CD 351 (#33)) Wild, Wild Lover [vers. 2]
1957 Unissued - (Norton LP 349 (#1) / Norton CD 351 (#50)) Wild, Wild Lover [vers. 3]
1958 TRI-DEC unissued - (Ace CD 703 (#19) / Collector CD 4401 (#17) / Norton LP 349 (#2) / Norton CD 351 (#51) / White Label LP 8825 (#9)) Come Back
1958 TRI-DEC unissued - (Ace CD 703 (#13) / Norton LP 346 (#7) / Norton CD 351 (#7)) In Study Hall
1958 TRI-DEC unissued - (Ace CD 703 (#3) / Club LP 016 (#12) / Collector CD 4401 (#4) / Norton LP 346 (#8) / Norton CD 351 (#8) / Presto CD 7 (#33) / White Label LP 8803 (#4) Miss Bobby Sox [vers. 1]
1958 TRI-DEC unissued - (Norton LP 348 (#7) / Norton CD 351 (#38)) Miss Bobby Sox [vers. 2]
1958 TRI-DEC unissued - (Ace CD 703 (#14) / Collector CD 4401 (#5) / Norton LP 349 (#15) / Norton CD 351 (#61) / White Label LP 8803 (#5)) Rebel Rock (instr.)
1958 TRI-DEC unissued - (Ace CD 703 (#8) / Club LP 016 (#18) / Collector CD 4401 (#1) / Norton LP 347 (#1) / Norton CD 351 (#16) / White Label LP 8803 (#1)) Rollin' The Juke Box Rock [vers. 1]
1958 TRI-DEC unissued - (Norton LP 349 (#5) / Norton CD 351 (#54)) Rollin' The Juke Box Rock [vers. 2]
1958 TRI-DEC unissued - (Ace CD 703 (#21) / Collector CD 4401 (#16) / Norton LP 347 (#16) / Norton CD 351 (#31) / White Label LP 8825 (#13)) She Cried For Me
1958-59 Unissued - (Ace CD 703 (#11) / Club LP 011 (#5) / Norton LP 346 (#9) / Norton CD 351 (#9) / White Label LP 8825 (#2)) Button Nose [vers. 1]
1958-59 Unissued - (Norton LP 349 (#7) / Norton CD 351 (#56)) Button Nose [vers. 2]
1958-59 Unissued - (White Label LP 8825 (#7)) Cold, Cold Woman
1958-59 Unissued - (Cactus CD Cash 1 (#14) / Cash CD 01 (#14) / Collector CD 4401 (#20) / Collector CD 4472 (#4) / Trailer Park CD 005 (#19) / White Label LP 8825 (#14)) Dark Angel
1958-59 Unissued - (White Label LP 8825 (#8)) Hey Bossman (I Won't Be In Today)
1958-59 Unissued - (Ace CD 703 (#27) / Collector CD 4401 (#18) / Norton LP 349 (#4) / Norton CD 351 (#53)) Hey' ... High School Baby! [alt. vers. 2]
1958-59 Unissued - (White Label LP 8825 (#15)) I Need A Whole Lotta You
1958-59 Unissued - (Norton LP 347 (#14) / Norton CD 351 (#29) / White Label LP 8803 (#10)) I'm Doubtful Of Your Love [vers. 1]
1958-59 Unissued - (Norton LP 349 (#9) / Norton CD 351 (#58)) I'm Doubtful of Your Love [vers. 2]
1958-59 Unissued - (Ace CD 703 (#10) / Collector CD 4401 (#19) / Norton LP 348 (#1) / Norton CD 351 (#32) / White Label LP 8825 (#3)) I'm Gonna Move [vers. 1]
1958-59 Unissued - (Norton LP 349 (#14) / Norton CD 351 (#60)) I'm Gonna Move [vers. 2]
1958-59 Unissued - (Collector CD 4401 (#14) / White Label LP 8825 (#11)) Indian Giver
1958-59 Unissued - (Ace CD 703 (#9) / Norton LP 348 (#8) / Norton CD 351 (#49) / White Label LP 8825 (#4)) Kiss Me [vers. 1]
1958-59 Unissued - (Norton LP 349 (#12) / Norton CD 351 (#39)) Kiss Me [vers. 2]
1958-59 Unissued - (White Label LP 8825 (#6)) Nosey, Nosey Neighbors [vers. 1]
1958-59 Unissued - (Club LP 023 (#17) / Norton LP 312 (#11) / Norton CD 312 (#11) / White Label LP 8825 (#10)) You're A Bundle Of Love
1960-69 Unissued - (Collector CD 4401 (#13)) Cold Cold Woman
1960-69 Unissued - (Collector CD 4401 (#12)) Nosey, Nosey Neighbors [vers. 2]
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 350 (#9) / Norton CD 351 (#70)) Bring Me Back My Love
19?? Unissued - (Ace CD 703 (#12) / Ace CD 763 (#22) / Mustang CD 18 (#13) / Norton LP 346 (#5) / Norton CD 351 (#5)) Bundle Of Love [vers. 1]
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 349 (#11) / Norton CD 351 (#47)) Bundle Of Love [vers. 2]
19?? Unissued - (Ace CD 703 (#1) / Big E LP 001 (#4) / Norton LP 347 (#11) / Norton CD 351 (#26) Crash The Party [alt. vers. 1]
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 348 (#4) / Norton CD 351 (#35)) Crash The Party [alt. vers. 2]
19?? Unissued - (Ace CD 703 (#17) / Norton LP 349 (#8) / Norton CD 351 (#57)) Cutie Pie
19?? Unissued - (Ace CD 703 (#22) / Norton LP 349 (#10) / Norton CD 351 (#48)) Dearest Darling
19?? Unissued - (Ace CD 703 (#23) / Norton LP 348 (#12) / Norton CD 351 (#43)) Don't Boo Hoo Mary Lou
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 346 (#14) / Norton CD 351 (#14)) Don't Forget About Me
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 348 (#11) / Norton CD 351 (#42)) Don't Make A Fool Of Me Baby
19?? Unissued - (Ace CD 703 (#18)) A Dream, A Hope And A Love
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 350 (#8) / Norton CD 351 (#69)) Eyes Of Tears
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 350 (#6) / Norton CD 351 (#67)) Follow Your Heart
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 347 (#12) / Norton CD 351 (#27)) Forever, Now Or Never [vers. 1]
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 350 (#11) / Norton CD 351 (#72)) Forever, Now Or Never [vers. 2]
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 350 (#13) / Norton CD 351 (#74)) Give Me Back My Heart
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 349 (#13) / Norton CD 351 (#59)) Gypsy Woman
19?? Unissued - (Ace CD 703 (#24) / Norton LP 347 (#15) / Norton CD 351 (#30)) Hold My Hand
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 350 (#12) / Norton CD 351 (#73)) How Could Someone So Good Turn Out So Bad?
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 350 (#7) / Norton CD 351 (#68)) I Never Want to See You Again
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 348 (#6) / Norton CD 351 (#37)) I Really Really Care
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 346 (#12) / Norton CD 351 (#12)) I Remember Darling
19?? Unissued - (Ace CD 703 (#16) / Norton LP 349 (#3) / Norton CD 351 (#52)) I'll Never Have The One I Love [vers. 1]
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 350 (#3) / Norton CD 351 (#64)) I'll Never Have The One I Love [vers. 2]
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 347 (#4) / Norton CD 351 (#19)) If I Had You
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 347 (#8) / Norton CD 351 (#23)) If You Were Mine [vers. 1]
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 348 (#13) / Norton CD 351 (#44)) If You Were Mine [vers. 2]
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 350 (#2) / Norton CD 351 (#63)) Instead Of Me
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 347 (#9) / Norton CD 351 (#24)) Ittie Bittie Everything [alt. vers.]
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 347 (#3) / Norton CD 351 (#18)) Let's Be Friends
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 312 (#4) / Norton CD 312 (#4) / Norton LP 346 (#2) / Norton CD 351 (#2)) Little Girl, Little Girl
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 350 (#1) / Norton CD 351 (#62)) Love Zone
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 348 (#14) / Norton CD 351 (#45)) Lucky Little Old Me
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 346 (#11) / Norton CD 351 (#11)) Memory Of Memories
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 347 (#6) / Norton CD 351 (#21)) Night Owl
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 348 (#3) / Norton CD 351 (#34)) Nowhere
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 348 (#15) / Norton CD 351 (#46)) Only One
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 350 (#4) / Norton CD 351 (#65)) Only Time Will Tell [vers. 1]
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 350 (#10) / Norton CD 351 (#71)) Only Time Will Tell [vers. 2]
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 350 (#14) / Norton CD 351 (#75)) Queen Of My Heart
19?? Unissued - (B-Sharp CD 6/27 (#26) / B-Sharp LP 666- 5 (#12) / Collector CD 4401 (#23) / White Label LP 8816 (#9)) Spin The Bottle [alt. vers.]
19?? Unissued - (Collector CD 4401 (#9) / White Label LP 8803 (#9)) Talking About It
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 350 (#15) / Norton CD 351 (#76)) Touchdown
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 346 (#13) / Norton CD 351 (#13)) We'll Meet Again
19?? Unissued - (Norton LP 350 (#5) / Norton CD 351 (#66)) ( What'll I Do) Call the Zoo

Need Information

19?? Need info - (Norton LP 349 (#6) / Norton CD 351 (#55)) A Dream, A Hope, A Love
19?? Need info - (Norton LP 347 (#7) / Norton CD 351 (#22)) Talkin' About It

Albums

1978 LP 12" WHITE LABEL 8803 (NL) ROCK-A-BILLY WITH BENNY JOY - Rollin' The Juke Box Rock / Ittie Bittie Everything / Money Money / Miss Bobby Sox / Rebel Rock / Crash The Party / Little Red Book / "Hey"... High School Baby / Talking About It / I'm Doubtful Of Your Love / Steady With Betty / Spin The Bottle
1981 LP 12" WHITE LABEL 8825 (NL) MORE ROCK-A-BILLY WITH BENNY JOY - Gosip, Gosip, Gosip / Button Rose / I'm Gonna Move / Kiss Me / Wild Wild Lover / Nosey, Nosey, Neighbors / Cold, Cold, Woman / Hey Bossman / Come Back / You're A Bundie Of Love / Indian River / Stompin' / She Cryed For Me / Dark Angel / I Need A Whole Lotta You
12/1998 CD ACE 703 (UK) CRASH THE ROCKABILLY PARTY - Crash The Party / Little Red Book / Miss Bobby Sox / Spin The Bottle / Hey High School Baby / Steady With Betty / Ittie Bittie Everything / Rollin' To The Jukebox Rock / Kiss Me / I'm Gonna Move / Button Nose / Bundle Of Love / In Study Hall / Rebel Rock / Gossip, Gossip, Gossip / I'll Never Have The One I Love / Cutie Pie / A Dream, A Hope And A Love / Come Back / Stompin' / She Cried For Me / Dearest Darling / Don't Boo Hoo Mary Lou / Hold My Hand / Wild Wild Lover / Money Money / Hey High School Baby / Crash The Party
02/2003 CD COLLECTOR / WHITE LABEL 4401 (NL) ROCKIN' AND ROLLIN' WITH BENNY JOY - Rollin' The Juke Box Rock / Little Bittie Everything / Money Money (instr.) / Miss Bobby Sox / Rebel Rock (instr.) / Crash The Party / Little Red Book / Hey' High School Baby / Talking About It / Steady With Betty / Spin The Bottle / Nosey, Nosey Neighbors / Cold Cold Woman / Indian Giver / Gosip, Gosip, Gosip / She Cryed For Me / Come Back / Hey' High School Baby (alt. take) / I'm Gonna Move / Dark Angel / Wild, Wild Lover / Stompin (instr) / Spin The bottle 1956
2009 LP 12" Norton ED-346 (US) The Benny Joy Story 1957-61 Vol. 1 - Crash The Party - Crash The Party / Little Girl, Little Girl / Wild Wild Lover / Stompin' / Bundle Of Love / Steady With Betty / In Study Hall / Miss Bobby Sox / Button Nose / Ittie Bittie Everything / Memory Of Memories / I Remember Darling / We'll Meet Again / Don't Forget About Me / Spin The Bottle
2009 LP 12" Norton ED-347 (US) The Benny Joy Story 1957-61 Vol. 2 - Rollin' To The Jukebox Rock  - Rollin' To The Jukebox Rock / Hey... High School Baby / Let's Be Friends / If I Had You / Money Money / Night Owl / Talkin' About It / If You Were Mine / Ittie Bittie Everything / Little Red Book / Crash The Party / Forever, Now Or Never / Gossip Gossip Gossip / I'm Doubtful Of Your Love / Hold My Hand / She Cried For Me
2009 LP 12" Norton ED-348 (US) The Benny Joy Story 1957-61 Vol. 3 - I'm Gonna Move - I'm Gonna Move / Wild Wild Lover / Nowhere / Crash The Party (long version) / Hey...High School Baby / I Really Really Care / Miss Bobby Sox / Kiss Me / Spin The Bottle / Steady With Betty / Don't Make A Fool Of Me Baby / Don't Boo Hoo Mary Lou / If You Were Mine / Lucky Little Old Me / The Only One
2009 LP 12" Norton ED-349 (US) The Benny Joy Story 1957-61 Vol. 4 - Wild Wild Lover - Wild Wild Lover / Come Back / I'll Never Have The One I Love / Hey...High School Baby / Rollin' To The Jukebox Rock / A Dream, A Hope, A Love / Button Nose / Cutie Pie / I'm Doubtful Of Your Love / Dearest Darling / Bundle Of Love / Kiss Me / Gypsy Woman / I'm Gonna Move / Rebel Rock
2009 LP 12" Norton ED-350 (US) The Benny Joy Story 1957-61 Vol. 5 - Love Zone - Love Zone / Instead Of Me / I'll Never Have The One I Love / Only Time Will Tell / (What'll I Do) Call The Zoo / Follow Your Heart / I Never Want To See You Again / Eyes Of Tears / Bring Me Back My Love / Only Time Will Tell #2 / Forever, Now Or Never / How Could Someone So Good (Turn Out So Bad) / Give Me Back My Heart / Queen Of My Heart / Touchdown
09/2009 3 CD Norton 351 (US) The Benny Joy Story 1957-61 - Crash the Party :
CD 1 : Crash The Party / Little Girl, Little Girl / Wild Wild Lover / Stompin' / Bundle Of Love / Steady With Betty / In Study Hall / Miss Bobby Sox / Button Nose / Ittie Bittie Everything / Memory Of Memories / I Remember Darling / We'll Meet Again / Don't Forget About Me / Spin The Bottle / Rollin' To The Jukebox Rock / Hey... High School Baby / Let's Be Friends / If I Had You / Money Money / Night Owl / Talkin' About It / If You Were Mine / Ittie Bittie Everything
CD 2 : Little Red Book / Crash The Party / Forever, Now Or Never / Gossip Gossip Gossip / I'm Doubtful Of Your Love / Hold My Hand / She Cried For Me / I'm Gonna Move / Wild Wild Lover / Nowhere / Crash The Party / Hey...High School Baby / I Really Really Care / Miss Bobby Sox / Kiss Me / Spin The Bottle / Steady With Betty / Don't Make A Fool Of Me Baby / Don't Boo Hoo Mary Lou / If You Were Mine / Lucky Little Old Me / The Only One / Bundle Of Love / Dearest Darling / Kiss Me
CD 3 : Wild Wild Lover / Come Back / I'll Never Have The One I Love / Hey...High School Baby / Rollin' To The Jukebox Rock / A Dream, A Hope, A Love / Button Nose / Cutie Pie / I'm Doubtful Of Your Love / Gypsy Woman / I'm Gonna Move / Rebel Rock / Love Zone / Instead Of Me / I'll Never Have The One I Love / Only Time Will Tell / (What'll I Do) Call The Zoo / Follow Your Heart / I Never Want To See You Again / Eyes Of Tears / Bring Me Back My Love / Only Time Will Tell / Forever, Now Or Never / How Could Someone So Good Turn Out So Bad? / Give Me Back My Heart / Queen Of My Heart / Touchdown

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