Chanteur et pianiste Country US né Aubrey Mullican, le 29 Mars 1909 à Corrigan, Polk County (Texas). Moon Mullican a fait ses débuts en 1936 en tant que pianiste des "Texas Wanderers" de Cliff Bruner. Premier enregistrement solo chez King Records en 1946 où il obtient ses premiers succès. En 1958, il passe chez Coral puis en 1962 chez Starday Records de Nashville (Tennessee). On le retrouve ensuite sur de petits labels comme Hallway et Spar. Moon Mullican est mort à Beaumont (Texas), le 1er Janvier 1967. Il fut le précurseur du piano Rock et l'un des vrais Rois du Hillbilly Boogie.

By rights, Moon Mullican should be a legend twice over, in country music and rock & roll. He merged them both — as well as blues, pop, and honky tonk — into a seamless whole at the drop of a hat and the ripple of a keyboard, and also managed to play a seminal role in the history of Western swing, all in a recording career that lasted less than 30 years. Instead, for decades he was one of those "lost" musical figures from the '40s and early '50s, whose career paved the way for rock & roll, who was born just a little too early, and who was a little too old to take advantage of what he'd started.He was born Aubrey Mullican in 1909 in Corrigan, TX, a little more than an hour's drive north of Houston, to a family that owned an 87-acre farm that was worked (at least partly) by sharecroppers. It was one of them, a black blues guitarist named Joe Jones, who introduced Mullican to the blues before he was in his teens. This in itself constituted an act of rebellion on his part, because Mullican's family were devout churchgoers — his father attended three times a week — and abhorred anything to do with the elements of sun and excess with which the blues and the places where it was usually played were associated. He would spend most of his life attempting to reconcile — or at least find a livable middle ground between — these two sides of himself. He got good on the guitar and the bass, but Mullican's instrument of choice was the keyboard: first the family organ, which had been bought so that his sisters could practice playing hymns, and later the piano. By the time he was 14, he was able to make 40 dollars — a good deal more than a week's wages in 1923 — for two hours of piano playing at a local cafe. Music was not only something he loved, but it offered a lot more renumeration than farming (or even overseeing land worked by tenant farmers) seemed to; it was also something that his father despised. Mullican had already made a habit of hanging out at the roadhouses in East Texas, taking in the blues and barrelhouse music that poured off of their stages along with the rougher sides of life. Finally, at 16, Mullican left home for the big city of Houston, where he quickly fell in with people that his family would have pegged as "wrong." He made his living playing music and earned the nickname "Moon," short for "Moonshine," which stuck for the rest of his life, and all but trumpeted the direction his life was taking where sin and music were concerned. During the mid-'30s, he joined the Western swing band the Blue Ridge Playboys, and moved from there to playing in Cliff Bruner's Texas Wanderers, as well as recording with the Sunshine Boys and Jimmie Davis in Louisiana, and then returned to working with Bruner for a time in the early '40s.Mullican's talents at the ivories were long established by the end of the '30s — he played the piano like it was a part of him, and sometimes with surprising flashes of elegance — but he moved to the lead singer's spot in 1939 when Bruner recorded the pioneering country trucker song, "Truck Driver's Blues." He turned out to be every bit as good a singer as he was a pianist, with a stunningly expressive voice even if it didn't have an overly great range. This recording and the advent of the '40s heralded the busiest phase of Mullican's career, as he juggled a long-term association with Bruner and a stint in the backing band for Jimmie Davis during the latter's successful campaign for governor of Louisiana, and finally put together his own band, the Showboys, known locally as the "band with a beat," an attributed sometimes referred to as "East Texas sock."
They quickly became one of the most popular outfits working the Texas/Louisiana border during the mid-'40s, and though they couldn't have known it at the time, that beat, coupled with their mix of country music and Western swing, and Mullican's definite blues-influenced piano and singing (and sometime choice of repertoire) brought them amazingly close to a sound that would later be called rock & roll, and the fact that they were white practically sealed the premonition, at least on some of their repertoire — Mullican also had a liking for ballads that were definitely more country than R&B in nature and execution. In any event, it was all going over well, and it seemed only a matter of time before Mullican would hit it big on record, he had recorded as a Vocalsist fronting Bruner's outfit and others for all of the majors — Decca, RCA Victor, and Columbia Records — going back to before World War II, and the Showboys were in the studio attempting to make records as early as 1945 for the tiny Gulf label, only to be thwarted by technical problems that made the results unreleasable. It wasn't until the fall of 1946 that someone was able to take advantage of what Mullican and his band could do on record, and that someone was Syd Nathan of Cincinnati, OH, who had lately founded a label called King Records. Those first 16 sides cut at those early King sessions were outstanding, capturing everything that Mullican and company had been delighting local audiences with for the last couple of years — he went on to cut a decade's worth of superb music for King, including a uniquely stylized version of "New Jole Blon" that was a hit in 1947, and the ballad "Sweeter Than the Flowers" in 1948. It was in the realm of hillbilly boogie, however, that Mullican had his greatest influence, his versions of "Shoot the Moon" and "Don't Ever Take My Picture Down" pre-figuring rock & roll (especially Jerry Lee Lewis' brand of it) in tone and beat, if not youthful subject matter. In particular, the sides that Mullican cut with producer Henry Glover — otherwise best known as a jazz trumpeter — at King crossed over easily into R&B, though he was equally comfortable with pop standards, honky tonk, and traditional country. By the end of the '40s, he was a member of the Grand Ole Opry and found a national audience from its radio broadcasts, which helped propel the sales of his biggest hit, "Cherokee Boogie," in 1951.Mullican was a star in the world of country music, and may have had more influence there than the sales of his records would lead one to believe. For decades, it was an open secret that he'd co-written "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" with his fellow Grand Ole Opry member Hank Williams, collecting a 50 percent share of the royalties on the sly because of his contractual relationship to King Records. His influence on the country field may not have been as freely acknowledged at the time as the actual level of impact would have justified, because of the peculiarities of his music and persona. The United States was still almost entirely a segregated nation, and in the realm of country music that was true on a cultural level as much as such practicalities as restricted hotels and drinking fountains — it was case of pure denial, of course, as anyone listening objectively to the work of such popular country figures as Hank Williams or Tennessee Ernie Ford couldn't miss the black influence somewhere in their sound, but it was how audiences and many musicians felt at the time; what's more, a lot of producers and promoters were uncomfortable with the subject, because most localities south of the Mason-Dixon Line had laws prohibiting black and white performers from sharing the same stages, and a white performer who sounded "too black" was pushing an envelope that most moneymen didn't want touched or even acknowledged.
Bill Haley and Elvis Presley scaled the wall musically and culturally, as did a lot of young early rock & rollers, whose appeal to young white teenagers troubled some of the most conservative residents of the South. Ironically, it was Chuck Berry who ran right into that wall and probably ended up single-handedly smashing it to bits — his first hit, "Maybelline," was a rockabilly-style number quite unlike most of his subsequent repertoire, and on it he sounded like a hillbilly. Coupled with the poor-quality publicity photos that Chess Records sent out on him, it was assumed by many promoters in the South that Berry was white, and as he stopped traveling with his own band early on — as the members increasingly got drunk in their off time — the promoters were supposed to provide a backing band for him at each contracted gig. And a lot of the time on that first tour, he'd arrive to find a white band waiting to play with him and the county sheriff ready to close the hall and arrest all concerned if he took the stage with them — and because Berry had fulfilled his obligation to appear, the promoters were obligated to pay him in full for shows he wasn't legally allowed to play. And that hit in the pocketbook, repeated enough times on that first tour of the South by Berry, started the move to rescind those laws restricting interracial performances. But that was in 1955-1956. In the early '50s, Mullican by his very nature, for all of his popularity, challenged the traditions and prejudices of a lot of the listening public and even some of his fellow musicians. He freely acknowledged his debt to black performers and musical styles associated with them, in interviews and the notes to various songbooks, but — just as an example of what was going on around him — Jerry Lee Lewis, a generation younger, who was influenced by Mullican about as much as any musician of his generation, has always had a much more difficult time admitting to a direct black influence on his sound. Mullican was a little too open-minded ever to get his real due at the time, and had to content himself with record sales figures and a healthy audience for his performances. By the mid-'50s, he was trying to get out of his King Records deal and onto one of the major labels. It didn't happen for Mullican until the end of the '50s, a point where his star had fallen considerably. Rock & roll had taken a lot of the edge off the sales of country records, effectively stealing the youngest, most active, and most pliable portion of country's audience. Mullican's record sales, ironically, had fallen even as the stars of such stylistic emulators and successors as Jerry Lee Lewis rose. Chuck Berry was enjoying success with such suggestive numbers as "Reelin' and Rockin'," but Mullican was having a harder time with "Seven Nights to Rock," an equally bold number with a compelling beat and a driving performance, cut with Boyd Bennett & His Rockets in an effort to reach the rock & roll audience. In a sense, his timing was off — if Bill Haley, born nearly two decades later than Mullican (and who didn't have half of Mullican's singing ability) seemed over the hill as soon as his balding, pudgy post-30-ish image became well-known, then Mullican, with his cowboy hat, Western twang in his singing, and 50-ish appearance was definitely not what the kids were buying, no matter what his records sounded like.By the end of the '50s, he'd been released from King but couldn't get another recording deal very easily, as his sales had declined through the middle of the decade. A move to Coral Records led to a toned-down country approach, which managed to intersect with rock & roll, blues, and pop music, but success still eluded him, even when he recut his King Records hits. Mullican entered the '60s as an overlooked figure, apart from country listeners with long memories and those people lucky enough to catch his performances in Texas and around the Southern and border states.
A 1962 heart attack on-stage sidelined him into the following year, but he was back performing and recording in 1963, this time locally for the Hall-Way label of Beaumont, TX, where he made his home. He never gave up performing or neglected his love of pleasing an audience. Finally, on New Year's Eve of 1966-1967, he suffered another heart attack, and died early in the morning on January 1, 1967. Two years later, Kapp Records released The Moon Mullican Showcase LP, which included his last sides done in Beaumont more than half a decade earlier. In the decades since, Mullican's name has gradually become known to a generation of listeners attuned to the roots of rock & roll and pre-Nashville country music, and labels like Ace, West Side, and Bear Family have issued compilations of his King, Coral, and Hall-Way sides on CD.

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Talents : Singer, Piano

Style musical : Western Swing, Honky Tonk, Traditional Country

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Lonesome Hearted Blues (1946)

Well, Oh Well (1950)

CHEROKEE BOOGIE (1951)

RHEUMATISM BOOGIE (1953)

SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK (1956)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

10/1946 78 t. KING 565 (US) . Moon Mullican & The Showboys - Lonesome Hearted Blues / It's A Sin To Love You Like I Do
11/1946 78 t. KING 578 (US) . Moon Mullican & The Showboys - When A Soldier Knocks And Finds Nobody Home / New Pretty Blonde - New Jole Blon
01/1947 78 t. KING 607 (US) . Moon Mullican & The Showboys - New Milk Cow Blues / Moonshine Polka
05/1947 78 t. KING 613 (US) . Moon Mullican & The Showboys - Foggy River / Worries On My Mind
07/1947 78 t. KING 632 (US) . Jole Blon's Sister / Show Boat Special
09/1947 78 t. KING 673 (US) . I Left My Heart In Texas / Sweet Than The Flowers
02/1948 78 t. KING 684 (US) . Over The Waves / Columbus Stockade Blues
07/1948 78 t. KING 722 (US) . What My Eyes See, My Heart Believes / Wait A Minute
09/1948 78 t. KING 734 (US) . A Maidens Prayer / I'm Gonna Move
11/1948 78 t. KING 745 (US) . The Tie That Binds / Why Don't You Love Me?
01/1949 78 t. KING 761 (US) . Jole Blon Is Gone Amen / Oh! She's Gone But Not Forgotten
01/1949 SP KING 45-761 (US) . Jole Blon Is Gone Amen / Oh! She's Gone But Not Forgotten
06/1949 78 t. KING 783 (US) . There's A Chill On The Hill Tonight / Sweeter Than The Flowers No 2
06/1949 SP KING 45-783 (US) . There's A Chill On The Hill Tonight / Sweeter Than The Flowers No 2
08/1949 78 t. KING 796 (US) .

What Have Done That Made You Go Away / You Had Your Way

08/1949 SP KING 45-796 (US) . What Have Done That Made You Go Away / You Had Your Way
01/1950 78 t. KING 830 (US) . I'll Sail My Ship Alone / Moon's Tune
01/1950 SP KING 45-830 (US) . I'll Sail My Ship Alone / Moon's Tune
02/1950 78 t. KING 839 (US) . Broken Dreams / Don't Ever Take My Pillow
02/1950 SP KING 45-839 (US) . Broken Dreams / Don't Ever Take My Pillow
06/1950 78 t. KING 868 (US) . Southern Hospitality / You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry
06/1950 SP KING 45-868 (US) . Southern Hospitality / You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry
08/1950 78 t. KING 886 (US) . Mona Lisa / Goodnight Irene
08/1950 SP KING 45-886 (US) . Mona Lisa / Goodnight Irene
10/1950 78 t. KING 894 (US) . Well, Oh Well / Nine-Tenths Of The Tennessee River
10/1950 SP KING 45-894 (US) . Well, Oh Well / Nine-Tenths Of The Tennessee River
12/1950 78 t. KING 905 (US) .

Think It Over / Mona Lisa

12/1950 SP KING 45-905 (US) . Think It Over / Mona Lisa
01/1951 78 t. KING 917 (US) . The Leaves Mustn't Fall / I Was Sorta Wonderin'
01/1951 SP KING 45-917 (US) . The Leaves Mustn't Fall / I Was Sorta Wonderin'
04/1951 78 t. KING 931 (US) . Short But Sweet / Too Many Irons
04/1951 SP KING 45-931 (US) . Short But Sweet / Too Many Irons
07/1951 78 t. KING 947 (US) . The Lamp Of Life (Is Burning Low) / Without A Port Of Love
07/1951 SP KING 45-947 (US) . The Lamp Of Life (Is Burning Low) / Without A Port Of Love
08/1951 78 t. KING 965 (US) . Cherokee Boogie / Love Is The Light That Leads Me Home
08/1951 SP KING 45-965 (US) . Cherokee Boogie / Love Is The Light That Leads Me Home
10/1951 78 t. KING 984 (US) . Another Night Is Coming / Heartless Lover
10/1951 SP KING 45-984 (US) . Another Night Is Coming / Heartless Lover
11/1951 78 t. KING 996 (US) . Columbus Stockade Blues / Over The Waves
11/1951 SP KING 45-996 (US) . Columbus Stockade Blues / Over The Waves
12/1951 78 t. KING 1006 (US) .

Memphis Blues / Piano Breakdown

12/1951 SP KING 45-1006 (US) . Memphis Blues / Piano Breakdown
12/1951 78 t. KING 1007 (US) .

Country Boogie / Moon's Blues

12/1951 SP KING 45-1007 (US) . Country Boogie / Moon's Blues
04/1952 78 t. KING 1043 (US) . Shoot The Moon / A Million Regrets
04/1952 SP KING 45-1043 (US) . Shoot The Moon / A Million Regrets
06/1952 78 t. KING 1060 (US) . Triflin' Woman Blues / My Tears Will Pour Just Like Rain
06/1952 SP KING 45-1060 (US) . Triflin' Woman Blues / My Tears Will Pour Just Like Rain
08/1952 78 t. KING 1078 (US) .

Save A Little Dream For Me / Trouble, Trouble

08/1952 SP KING 45-1078 (US) . Save A Little Dream For Me / Trouble, Trouble
10/1952 78 t. KING 1106 (US) . Jambalaya / A Mighty Pretty Waltz
10/1952 SP KING 45-1106 (US) . Jambalaya / A Mighty Pretty Waltz
11/1952 78 t. KING 1137 (US) . Pipeliner's Blues / Sugar Beet
11/1952 SP KING 45-1137 (US) . Pipeliner's Blues / Sugar Beet
1952 EP KING EP 214 (US)

Piano Solos By Moon Mullican The King Of The Hillbilly Piano Players : Cherokee Boogie / Sweeter Than The Flowers / I'll Sail My Ship Alone / (New Pretty Blond) New Jole Blon

01/1953 78 t. KING 1152 (US) . A Thousand And One / Crushed Red Rose
01/1953 SP KING 45-1152 (US) . A Thousand And One / Crushed Red Rose
02/1953 78 t. KING 1164 (US) . So Long / Ooglie Ooglie Oogie (The Tokyo Boogie)
02/1953 SP KING 45-1164 (US) . So Long / Ooglie Ooglie Oogie (The Tokyo Boogie)
04/1953 78 t. KING 1198 (US) . Rocket To The Moon / Rheumatism Boogie
04/1953 SP KING 45-1198 (US) . Rocket To The Moon / Rheumatism Boogie
06/1953 78 t. KING 1221 (US) . Hey Mr. Cotton Picker / Leaving You With A Worried Mind
06/1953 SP KING 45-1221 (US) .

Hey Mr. Cotton Picker / Leaving You With A Worried Mind

08/1953 78 t. KING 1244 (US) . Grandpa Stole My Baby / I Done It
08/1953 SP KING 45-1244 (US) . Grandpa Stole My Baby / I Done It
1953 EP KING EP 227 (US)

Piano Solos By Moon Mullican The King Of The Hillbilly Piano Players - vol. 2 - Piano Breakdown / Memohis Blues / Country Boogie / Moon's Blues

03/1954 78 t. KING 1337 (US) . Good Deal, Lucille / Wanted
03/1954 SP KING 45-1337 (US) .

Good Deal, Lucille / Wanted

04/1954 78 t. KING 1343 (US) . (Don't Let Temptation) Turn You 'round / All I Need Is You
04/1954 SP KING 45-1343 (US) .

(Don't Let Temptation) Turn You 'round / All I Need Is You

05/1954 78 t. KING 1355 (US) . The End Of The Rainbow / Where Beautiful Flowers Grow
05/1954 SP KING 45-1355 (US) .

The End Of The Rainbow / Where Beautiful Flowers Grow

07/1954 78 t. KING 1366 (US) . I'm Hanging Up All My Work Clothes / No Strangers
07/1954 SP KING 45-1366 (US) . I'm Hanging Up All My Work Clothes / No Strangers
11/1954 78 t. KING 1408 (US) . Downstream / You Got The Best Of Me
11/1954 SP KING 45-1408 (US) . Downstream / You Got The Best Of Me
12/1954 78 t. KING 1421 (US) . Put Your Arms Around Me Honey / Yearning (Just For You)
12/1954 SP KING 45-1421 (US) . Put Your Arms Around Me Honey / Yearning (Just For You)
12/1954 78 t. KING 1427 (US) . Crippled For Life / There Goes The Bride
12/1954 SP KING 45-1427 (US) . Crippled For Life / There Goes The Bride
01/1955 78 t. KING 1441 (US) . The Honey Song / I'll Sail My Ship Alone
01/1955 SP KING 45-1441 (US) . The Honey Song / I'll Sail My Ship Alone
02/1955 78 t. KING 1447 (US) . When Love Dies Where Does It Go / What's The Matter With The Mill
02/1955 SP KING 45-1447 (US) . When Love Dies Where Does It Go / What's The Matter With The Mill
05/1955 78 t. KING 1461 (US) . San Antonio Rose / Cedarwood Blues
05/1955 SP KING 45-1461 (US) . San Antonio Rose / Cedarwood Blues
06/1955 SP KING 45-1467 (US) . Someone More Lonesome Than You / Jose, The Mexican Boy
06/1955 SP KING 45-1467 (US) . Someone More Lonesome Than You / Jose, The Mexican Boy
08/1955 78 t. KING 1481 (US) . Mexicali Rose / Panhandle Rag
08/1955 SP KING 45-1481 (US) . Mexicali Rose / Panhandle Rag
1955 EP KING EP 314 (US)

Moon Mullican - vol. 3 - I Was Sorta Wonderin' / Foggy River / Mona Lisa / The Leaves Mustn't Fall

1955 EP KING EP 330 (US)

Moon Mullican - vol. 4 - Pipeliner Blues / The Tokyo Boogie / ? / ?

1955 EP KING EP 349 (US) Moon Mullican - vol. 5 - Rheumatism Boogie / ? / ? / ?
03/1956 78 t. KING 4894 (US) . Moon MULLICAN with Boyd BENNETT & His ROCKETS - Seven Nights To Rock / Honolulu Rock-A-Roll-A
03/1956 SP KING 45-4894 (US) . Moon MULLICAN with Boyd BENNETT & His ROCKETS - Seven Nights To Rock / Honolulu Rock-A-Roll-A
04/1956 78 t. KING 4915 (US) . Moon MULLICAN with Boyd BENNETT & His ROCKETS - Rock And Roll Mr. Bullfrog / I'm Mad With You
04/1956 SP KING 45-4915 (US) . Moon MULLICAN with Boyd BENNETT & His ROCKETS - Rock And Roll Mr. Bullfrog / I'm Mad With You
06/1956 78 t. KING 4937 (US) . Hey Shah / Maybe It's All For The Best
06/1956 SP KING 45-4937 (US) . Hey Shah / Maybe It's All For The Best
10/1956 78 t. KING 4979 (US) . If You Don't Want No More Of My Loving / Keep A Light In The Window For Me
10/1956 SP KING 45-4979 (US) . If You Don't Want No More Of My Loving / Keep A Light In The Window For Me
1956 EP KING EP 368 (US) Moon Mullican - vol. 6 - I’m Mad At You / Honolulu Rock-A-Roll-A / Seven Nights To Rock / Rock And Roll Mr. Bullfrog
05/1958 SP CORAL 9-61994 (US) . Moon MULLICAN with Anita KERR Singers - Jenny Lee / That's Me
10/1958 SP CORAL 9-62042 (US) . Moon MULLICAN with Anita KERR Singers - Moon's Rock / Sweet Rockin' Music
01/1959 SP KING 45-5172 (US) . Seven Nights To Rock / I'll Sail My Ship Alone
06/1959 SP KING 45-5223 (US) . Goodnight Irene / Mona Lisa
06/1959 SP DECCA 9-30962 (US) .

Cush Cush Ky-Ya / The Writin' On The Wall

1959 ? SP ODEON 2028 (F) . Yearning / Put Your Arms Around Me Honey
03/1960 SP KING 45-5328 (US) . Jambalaya (& the MARTIANS) / New Jole Blon (& the MARTIANS)
05/1960 SP KING 45-5354 (US) . I Was Sorta Wonderin' / Sweeter Than The Flowers
08/1960 SP KING 45-5379 (US) . Rocket To The Moon / Pipeliner
12/1960 SP STARDAY 45-527 (US) . New Jole Blon / Farewell
1960 EP STARDAY SEP-154 (US)

Moon Mullican Instrumentals - Magnolia Rag / Louisian / Moonshine / Cabaret Piano

03/1961 SP KING 45-5473 (US) .

I Don't Know What To Do / I'll Take Your Hat Right Off My Rock

04/1961 SP STARDAY 45-545 (US) . Bottom Of The Glass / Ragged But Right
07/1961 SP STARDAY 45-556 (US) . The Way You're Treatin' Me / ?
08/1961 SP STARDAY 45-562 (US) . Mona Lisa / I'll Sail My Ship Alone
04/1962 SP DIXIE 594 (US) . Good Times Are Gonna Roll Again (Moon MULLICAN) / Ballad Of Frank Clement (Cowboy COPAS)
06/1962 SP DIXIE 596 (US) . Ain't Nothin' Like Lovin' / Good Times Gonna Roll Again
1962 SP Hall-way 45-1907 (US) .

The Cajun Coffee Song / I'll Pour The Wine

05/1963 SP Hall 45-1914 (US) .

Fools Like Me / Make Friends

1963 SP STARDAY 7002 (US) .

New Jole Blon / I'll Sail My Ship Alone

11/1963 SP KING 45-5828 (US) . New Jole Blon / I'll Sail My Ship Alone
1964 SP STARDAY 7017 (US) .

Mona Lisa / Sweeter Than Flowers

1964 SP Hall 45-1923 (US) .

Colinda / I'll Pour The Wine

1965 SP Hall-way 45-1208 (US) . Mr. Tears / Big, Big City
07/1965 SP TCF TCF-106 (US) .

Quarter Mile Rows / Just To Be With You

11/1965 SP MUSICOR MU-1126 (US) .

Custer's Last Stand / Love That Might Have Been

02/1966 SP MUSICOR MU-1168 (US) .

Jackson County / Just For Laughs

1966 SP SPAR 9007 (US) .

I'm Just One Tear Away / Mr. Honky Tonk Man

08/1969 SP KAPP K-2027 (US) .

I'll Pour The Wine / Make Friends

10/1969 SP KAPP K-2055 (US) .

Big Big City / Fools Like Me

1973 SP STARDAY 45-8035 (US) .

I'll Sail My Ship Alone / Jole Blon

1975 SP STARDAY SG-114 (US) . I'll Sail My Ship Alone / Jole Blon
1979 SP STARDAY GT4-2075 (US) . I'll Sail My Ship Alone / Jole Blon












Unissued Track

1956 CORAL unissued - (MCA (US) LP 25089 (#8)) Moon's Rock [alt. vers.]

lbums

1957 LP 12" KING 555 (US) MOON MULLICAN SINGS HIS ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS - I'll Sail My Ship Alone / Honolulu Rock-A Roll-A / The Leaves Mustn't Fall / Mona Lisa / Sugar Beet / New Jole Blon / Sweeter Than The Flowers / Pipeliner's Blues / I Was Sorta Wonderin' / Cherokee Boogie / You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry / Foggy River
08/1958 LP 12" CORAL CRL-57235 (US) MOON OVER MULLICAN - My Love / I'm Waiting For Ships That Never Come In / You Don't Have A Baby To Cry / I'll Sail My Ship Alone / I Was Sorta Wanderin' / Every Which-A-Way / I Don't Know Why (I Just Do) / Sweeter Than The Flowers / Leaves Mustn't Fall / Anything That's Part Of You / Early Morning Blues
05/1959 LP 12" KING 628 (US) MOON MULLICAN SINGS AND PLAYS 16 FAVORITE TUNES - THE OLD TEXAN - Jambalaya / Mighty Pretty Waltz / So Long / Thousand And One Sleepless Nights / Short But Sweet / Crushed Red Rose / I'm Mad With You / Keep A Light In The Window For Me / Heartless Lover / Lamp Of Life Is Burning Low / Love Is The Light That Lead Me Home / Seven Nights To Rock / Where Beautiful Flowers Grow / Southern Hospitality / Well Oh Well / Leaving You With A Worried Mind
11/1960 LP 12" KING 681 (US) THE MANY MOODS OF MOON MULLICAN - Moon's Tune / Mexicali Rose / Jole Blon's Sister / Why Don't You Love Me / Don't Ever Take My Picture Down / There Goes The Bride / Oh She's Gone / Good Deal / Lucille / Sweeter Than The Flowers / Pan Handle Rag / My Tears Will Pour Just Like Rain / What My Eyes See My Heart Believes / Good Night Irene / Grandpa Stole My Baby / When Love Dies Where Does It Go / Crippled For Life
1961 LP 12" STARDAY SP-135 (US) PLAYIN' AND SINGIN' - THE King Of THE Hillbilly Piano Players - Louisian / Sweeter Than The Flowers / I'll Sail My Ship Alone / Moonshine / Ragged But Right / Bottom Of The Glass / Jole Blon-2 / Magnolia Rag / Mona Lisa / Cabaret / The Wabash Cannonball / Farewell
1962 LP 12" AUDIO LAB AL-1568 (US) MOON MULLICAN INSTRUMENTALS - Country Boogie (Moon MULLICAN) / Jamboree (Cowboy COPAS) / Piano Breakdown (Moon MULLICAN) / Moon's Blues (Moon MULLICAN) / Showboy Special (Moon MULLICAN) / Moonshine Polka (Moon MULLICAN) / Hillbilly Jump (Hank PENNY) / Over The Waves (Moon MULLICAN) / Steel Guitar Polka (Hank PENNY) / Guitar Jump (Mel COX)
1964 LP 12" STARDAY SP-267 (US) MISTER PIANO MAN - Good Times / This Glass / Down On The Bayou / Just Plain Lonesome / Piano Man Rag / Lips So Warm / Cajun Coffee Song / Fools Like Me / Ain't Nothin' Like Lovin' / I'll Pour /Make Friends / Way You're Treating Me
1965 LP 12" KING 937 (US) MOON MULLICAN SINGS 24 OF HIS FAVORITE TUNES - Jambalaya / Moon’s Tune / Sweeter Than The Flowers No.2 / A Mighty Pretty Waltz / Heartless Lover / The Lamp Of Life Is Burning Low / So Long / Jole Blon’s Sister / Grandpa Stole My Baby / Love Is The Light That Leads Me Home / A Thousand And One Sleepless Nights / Seven Nights To Rock / Short But Sweet / Pan Handle Rag / A Crushed Red Rose (And A Faded Blue Ribbon) / Southern Hospitality / What My Eyes See My Hearts Believes / Leaving You With A Worried Mind / I’m Mad With You / Well, Oh Well ! / Keep A Light In The Window For Me / Don’t Ever Take My Picture Down / Good Deal Lucille / Where Beautiful Flowers Grow
09/1966 LP 12" STERLING ST-601 (US) MOON MULLICAN PLAYS AND SINGS - I'LL SAIL MY SHIP ALONE - Louisian / Sweeter Than the Flowers / I'll Sail My Ship Alone / Moonshine / Ragged But Right / Bottom Of The Glass / Jole Blon-2 / Magnolia Rag / Mona Lisa / Cabaret / The Wabash Cannonball / Farewell
1966 LP 12" STARDAY SLP 398 (US) THE UNFORGETTABLE MOON MULLICAN PLAYS AND SINGS HIS GREATEST HITS - I'll Sail My Ship Alone / Make Friends / Farewell (instr.) / Ragged But Right / Magnolia Rag (instr.) / Sweeter Than The Flowers / Jole Blon / Wabash Cannonball / Bottom Of The Glass / Pipeliner Blues (live) / Louisian (instr.) / Mona Lisa
1966 LP 12" HILLTOP JM-6033 (mono) / JS-6033 (stereo) (US) GOOD TIMES GONNA ROLL AGAIN - Good Times Gonna Roll Again / Louisian / Bottom Of The Glass / Maple Leaf Rag / Sweeter Than The Flowers / Jole Blon / Farewell / Ain't Nothin' Like Lovin' / Wabash Cannonball / I'll Sail My Ship Alone
09/1966 LP 12" SPAR SP-3005 (US) MISTER HONKY TONK MAN - Mr. Honky Tonk Man / I Don't Live Any More / Man In The Moon / I'm Just One Tear Away / Live And Let Live / I Ain't No Beatle (But I Want To Hold Your Hand) / I Really Know What Lonesome Can Be / Worried Mind / Nobody's Darlin' But Mine / In The Blue Of The Night / Old Pals Are The Best Pals / I'm On My Way Home
06/1969 LP 12" KAPP 3600 (US) THE MOON MULLICAN SHOWCASE - Quarter Mile Rows /  Mr. Tears / Fools Like Me / The Cajun Coffee Song / This Glass I Hold / Just To Be With You / Big Big City / Colinda / I'll Pour The Wine / She Once Lived Here
196? LP 12" Diplomat DS 2431 (US)

Cowboy Copas, Moon Mullican, Red Sovine : We’ll Walk Along Together (Cowboy COPAS) / Wreck On The Highway (Cowboy COPAS) / Mom And Dad’s Affair (Cowboy COPAS) / Flat Top Pickin’ (Cowboy COPAS) / A Satisfied Mind (Cowboy COPAS) / Wabash Cannonball (Moon MULLICAN) / Salty Dog Rag (Moon MULLICAN) / Magnolia Rag (Moon MULLICAN) / Hold Everything (Red SOVINE) / Thanks For Nothing (Red SOVINE) / Brand New Low (Red SOVINE)

1970 LP 12" NASHVILLE NLP-2080 (US) I'LL SAIL MY SHIP ALONE - I'll Sail My Ship Alone / Jole Blon / Cherokee Boogie / Pipeliner Blues / Good Times Gonna Roll Again / Sweeter Than The Flowers / Wabash Cannonball / Ragged But Right / I Was Sorta Wonderin' / Farewell (Instr.)
1981 LP 12" WESTERN WS-2001 (US) SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK - THE KING YEARS, 1946-56 - Seven Nights To Rock / Southern Hospitality / Well, Oh Well / Grandpa Stole My Baby / Cherokee Boogie / What Have I Done That Made You Go Away / Tokyo Boogie / Shoot The Moon / I'm Mad With You / I Done It / Rocket To The Moon / Trifling Woman Blues / Good Deal, Lucille / Don't Ever Take My Picture Down / Rheumatism Boogie / Pipeliner's Blues
1982 LP 12" Phonorama PR 5637 (US) Just To Be With You - I'll Pour The Wine / The Cajun Coffee Song / She Oncle Lived Here / Mr. Tears / Big, Big City / Quarter Mile Rows / Just To Be With You / Fools Like Me / Make Friends / Colinda
02/1984 LP 12" CHARLY CR 30231 (UK) SWEET ROCKIN' MUSIC - Jenny Lee / That's Me / Sweet Rockin' Music / Moon's Rock / Cush Cush Ky-Yay / The Writin' On The Wall / The Wedding Of The Bugs / Big Big City / Pipeliner Blues / I Was Sorta Wonderin' / Early Morning Blues / Sweeter Than Flowers / The Leaves Musn't Fall / My Baby's Gone / Every Which A Way / I'm Waiting For Ships That Never Come In
1986 CD DELUXE 7813 (US) 22 GREATEST HITS - Farewell / Ragged But Right / Magnolia Rag / Sweeter Than The Flowers / Jole Blon / Wabash Cannonball / Bottom Of The Glass / Louisian' / Mona Lisa / Well Oh Well / Pipeliner Blues / Southern Hospitality / Grandpa Stole My Baby / Cherokee Boogie / What Have I Done That Made You Go Away / Shoot The Moon / Triflin' Woman Blues / Good Deal Lucille / Don't Ever Take My Picture Down / I'll Sail My Ship Alone / Make Friends / Good Times Gonna Roll Again
05/1992 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15607 (US) MOON'S ROCK - Moon's Rock / Jenny Lee / Pipeliner Blues / Sweet Rockin' Music / That's Me / Cush Cush Ky-Yay / The Writin' On The Wall / The Wedding Of The Bugs / Nobody Knows But My Pillow / My Love / I'm Waiting For Ships That Never Come In / You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry / I'll Sail My Ship Alone / I Was Sorta Wonderin' / Every Which-A-Way / I Don't Know Why (I Just Do) / Sweeter Than The Flowers / The Leaves Mustn't Fall / Anything That's Part Of You / Early Morning Blues / My Baby's Gone / Colinda / Make Friends / The Cajun Coffee Song / Quarter Mile Rows / Just To Be With You / I'll Pour The Wine / Fools Like Me / Big Big City / Mr. Tears / She Once Lived Here / This Glass I Hold
1992 LP 12" Cowgirlboy LP 5070 (GER)

Honky Tonkin' With Moon - I'll Sail My Ship Alone / You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry / Pipeliners Blues / Sweet Georgia Brown / Moon's Blues / Corrine Corrina / Mister Teardrop / Columbus Stockade Blues / Oh Lucky Me / Gamblin' Blues / Blue Tears / You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry

10/1993 CD ACE CDCHD-458 (UK) MOONSHINE JAMBOREE - Hey Mr Cotton Picker / Leaving You With A Worried Mind / What's The Matter With The Mill / Pipeliner Blues / Triflin' Woman Blues / Nine Tenths Of The Tennessee River / Cherokee Boogie / All I Need Is You / I'll Sail My Ship Alone / Good Deal Lucille / Moonshine Blues / Rocket To The Moon / Downstream / I Done It / Goodnight Irene / Rheumatism Boogie / Well Oh Well / Don't Ever Take My Picture Down / The Lonesome Hearted Blues / It's A Sin To Love You Like I Do / I'm Gonna Move Home Bye And Bye / I Left My Heart In Texas / I'll Take Your Hat Right Off My Rack
199? CD Encore MU-4 (US)

Moon Over Mullican - Rock And Roll Mr. Bullfrog / Seven Nights To Rock / Rocket To The Moon / What Have I Done That Made You Go Away / Sweet Rockin' Music / Honolulu Rock-A-Roll-A / Moon's Rock / Pipeliner's Blues / Cherokee Boogie / Southern Hospitality / What's The Matter With The Mill / Shoot The Moon / Mean Mama Blues / Bottom Of The Glass (Piano Man Rag) / Make Friends / I Done It / Tokyo Blues (Oogle Oogle Oogle) / Jenny Lee / Well Oh Well / I'm Mad With You / Rheumatism Boogie / Good Deal Lucille / Don't Ever Take My Picture Down / My Baby's Gone / Triflin' Woman Blues / Grandpa Stole My Baby / Ain't Nothin' Like Lovin' / The Way You're Treatin' Me / Hey Mr. Cotton Picker

05/2000 CD WESTSIDE WESA 800 (UK) SHOWBOY SPECIAL - THE EARLY KING SIDES - The Lonesome Hearted Blues / It's a Sin to Love You Like I Do / Showboy Special / Let Me Rock You Baby / Moonshine Polka / Shoot The Moon / I Didn't Think You'd Ever Really Go / Everyone Knows That I'm Lonely / Don't Ever Take My Picture Down / You Had Your Way / When A Soldier Knocks And Finds Nobody Home / What Have I Done That Made You Leave / Worries On My Mind / I Can't Love You / New Milk Cow Blues / New Pretty Blonde (New Jole Blon) [Jole Blon] / There's A Little Bit Of Heaven Everywhere / I've Got Nobody But You / There's A Chill On The Hill Tonight / Columbus Stockade Blues / Jolé Blon's Sister / I'm Gonna Move Home Bye And Bye / Foggy River [alternate take]
07/2000 CD SEE FOR MILES SEECD-705 (UK) THE EP COLLECTION - Showboy Special / Moonshine Polka / New Pretty Blonde / Foggy River / Over The Waves / Sweeter Than Flowers / I'll Sail My Ship Alone / I Was Sorta Wonderin' / Southern Hospitality / The Leaves Musn't Fall / Mona Lisa / Well Oh Well / Cherokee Boogie (Eh-Oh-Alleena) / Piano Breakdown / Country Boogie / Memphis Blues / Moonshine Blues (Moon Blues) / Jambalaya / Pipeliner Blues / Ooglie Ooglie Oooglie (The Tokyo Boogie) / Rheumatism Boogie / I'm Mad At You / Honolulu Rock-A-Roll-A / Seven Nights To Rock / Rock And Roll Mr. Bullfrog / Keep A Light In The Window For Me
06/2002 CD WESTSIDE WESA 911 (UK) MOON'S TUNES - Foggy River [master] / I Left My Heart In Texas / Triflin' Woman Blues / Why Don't You Love Me? / Oh She's Gone But Not Forgotten / Tie That Binds / Over The Waves / Sweeter Than The Flowers / Save A Little Dream For Me / Maiden's Prayer / Jole Blon Is Gone Amen / Broken Dreams / I Don't Know What To Do / What My Eyes See My Heart Believes / I'm So Blue / Wait A Minute / Trouble, Trouble / I'll Sail My Ship Alone / Moon's Tune / Sweeter Than the Flowers [No. 2] / Heartless Lover / My Tears Will Pour Just Like Rain / I Was Sorta Wonderin' / Million Regrets
08/2002 2 CD PROSPER PAIRS PVCD-106 (UK) I'LL SAIL MY SHIP ALONE :
CD 1 : Gimmie My Dime Back, Give Me My Money / When You're Smiling / I Wish That I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate / Kangaroo Blues / Draggin' The Bow / I'm Tired Of You / Truck Driver's Blues / Boog-A-Boo Baby / Jessie / Alice From Dallas / Pipeliner Blues / New Falling Rain Blues / What's The Matter With Deep Elem / Sundown Blues / I'm Going Back To Sadie / Rackin' It Back / No Good For Nothin' Blues / Draft Board Blues / Gonna Get Tight / Pipeliner Blues / Mean Mean Mama Blues / Honey Don't You Turn Me Down / Red Wagon / Too Wet To Plough / That's What I Like About The South
CD 2 : New Pretty Blonde (New Jole Blon) / New Milk Cow Blues / Shoot The Moon / The Lonesome Hearted Blues / What Have I Done That Made You Go Away / Triflin' Woman Blues / Jole Blon Is Gone Amen / Foggy River / There's A Chill On The Hill Tonight / Oh She's Gone But Not Forgotten / I Left My Heart In Texas / Wait A Minute / I'll Sail My Ship Alone / I Was Sorta Wonderin' / The Lamp Of Life (Is Burning Low) / Mona Lisa / Southern Hospitality / Well Oh Well / Moon's Tune / Without A Port Of Love / Heartless Lover / Nine Tenths Of The Tennessee River / You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry / Cherokee Boogie (Eh-Oh-Aleena) / Blue Tears
06/2004 CD ACE CDCHD-997 (UK) SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK - I'm Mad With You / Seven Nights To Rock / Honolulu Rock-A Roll-A / Rock 'N' Roll Mr. Bullfrog / Hey Shah / Short But Sweet / Maybe It's All For The Best / Memphis Blues / Mona Lisa / Grandpa Stole My Baby / You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry / Keep A Light In The Window For Me / Wanted / Think It Over / Piano Breakdown / If You Don't Want No More Of My Loving / Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Without A Port Of Love / Sugar Beet / Too Many Irons In The Fire / Mighty Pretty Waltz / Crippled For Life / Jose The Mexican Boy / So Long
04/2005 CD BRONCO BUSTER 9022 (GER) LEFT MY HEART IN TEXAS - All I Need Is You / (Don't Let Temptation) Turn You 'Round / The Lonesome Hearted Blues / It's A Sin To Love You Like I Do / Jole Blon Is Gone, Amen / Broken Dreams / I Left My Heart In Texas / Mona Lisa / You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry / No Stranger / I'm Hanging Up All My Work Clothes / A Maiden's Prayer / Worries On My Mind / Without A Port Of Love / Wait A Minute / I'm Gonna Move Home Bye And Bye / When A Soldier Knocks And Finds Nobody Home / New Pretty Blonde (New Jole Blon) / The Lamp Of Life Is Burning Low / I'll Sail My Ship Alone
07/2009 CD Gusto GT7-2107-2 (US)

Super Hits - Jole Blon / I'll Sail My Ship Alone / Mona Lisa / Goodnight Irene / Jole Blon's Sister / Sweeter Than The Flowers / Cherokee Boogie / Ragged But Right / I Was Sorta Wondering / Pipeliner Blues

01/2010 CD AIS 2988086 (US) I'LL SAIL MY SHIP ALONE / MR. HONKY TONK MAN - I'll Sail My Ship Alone / Sweet Georgia Brown / Moon's Blues / Corinna Corinna / You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry / Mr. Teardrop / Love Don't Have A Guarantee / Columbus Stockade Blues / Lucky Me / You Can't Take It With You / Gamblin' Blackie / Old Pipeliner ("Pipeliner Blues") / Mr. Honky Tonk Man / I Don't Live Anymore / Man In The Moon / I'm Just One Tear Away / Live And Let Live / I Ain't No Beatle (But I Want To Hold Your Hand) / I Really Know What Lonesome Can Be / Worried Mind / Nobody's Darlin' But Mine / In The Blue Of The Night / Old Pals Are The Best / I'm On My Way Home
06/2010 CD Gusto GT7-2165-2 (US)

I’ll Sail My Ship Alone - New Pretty Blonde (New Jole Blon) / New Milk Cow Blues / Shoot The Moon / The Lonesome Hearted Blues / What Have I Done That Made You Go Away / Triflin' Woman Blues / Jole Blon Is Gone Amen / Foggy River / There's A Chill On The Hill Tonight / Oh She's Gone But Not Forgotten / I Left My Heart In Texas / Wait A Minute / I'll Sail My Ship Alone / I Was Sorta Wonderin' / The Lamp Of Life (Is Burning Low) / Mona Lisa / Southern Hospitality / Well Oh Well / Moon's Tune / Without A Port Of Love / Heartless Lover / Nine Tenths Of The Tennessee River / You Don't Have To Be A Bay To Cry / Cherokee Boogie (Eh-Oh-Aleena) / Blue Tears

2012 CD BACM CD D 382 (UK)

The End Of The Rainbow - Another Night Is Coming / The End Of The Rainbow / When Love Dies Where Does It Go / Someone More Lonesome Than You / A Crushed Red Rose And A Faded Blue Ribbon / Where Beautiful Flowers Grow / A Thousand And One Sleepless Nights / Love Is The Light That Leads Me Home / Ooglie, Ooglie, Oogie Tokyo Boogie / Lay Me Down Beside My Darling / You Got The Best Of Me / Country Boogie / Don't Let Temptation Turn You Round / Moon's Blues / Corrine, Corrina / Love Don't Have A Guarantee / You Can't Take It With You / I'm Hanging Up All Of My Work Clothes / Gamblin' Blackie / Mister Teardrop / Oh Lucky Me / Sweet Georgia Brown / No Stranger / Maple Leaf Rag / Blue Tears / The Tie That Binds

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