Chanteur US né le 3 Avril 1942 à Valdosta (Georgie). Billy Joe Royal a débuté au milieu des années soixante en tant que chanteur Pop. Depuis il s'est reconverti dans la Country Music. Billy Joe Royal est décédé le 6 Octobre 2015 à Marietta (Caroline du Nord).

  Best known for his country-flavored rock hit "Down in the Boondocks," Billy Joe Royal had a long career that saw him become one of the first pop performers to successfully revive his commercial fortunes by turning to straight country music. Although he never had another hit as successful as "Down in the Boondocks," he racked up about 15 singles that hit the country charts over the course of the 1980s.
Royal was born into a family of musical entertainers in Valdosta, Georgia, and made his debut on his uncle's radio show at the age of 11. He learned to play steel guitar and joined the Georgia Jubilee in Atlanta at 14, performing with Joe South, Jerry Reed, and Ray Stevens, among several other artists. Royal had his own rock & roll band in high school and was regularly singing around Atlanta by the age of 16. He also spent time in Savannah, where he was influenced by African-American vocal styles and began to develop his distinctive vocal sound. Performing at a nightclub that also booked Sam Cooke and other African-American stars, Royal observed their vocal moves and began to practice them on his own time. In 1962, he recorded an independent single that went unnoticed. Royal and South roomed together for a time, and two or three years later South contacted him with a song he wanted Royal to sing as a demo, in the hope that Gene Pitney would record it. Royal flew from Cincinnati (where he was working at the time) to Atlanta and cut "Down in the Boondocks," whose churchy echo resulted from the use during recording of a large septic tank that had been dragged into the studio.
The demo ended up at Columbia, and the label signed Royal to a six-year deal. The song became Royal's breakthrough single, reaching number nine on the pop charts and briefly making the vocalist into a teen idol. Following its success, Royal had a string of lesser hits, including the Top 40 pop singles "I Knew You When," "I've Got to Be Somebody," and "Cherry Hill Park." By the end of the decade, Royal's star waned, and he became a regular performer in Las Vegas and around Lake Tahoe. He also did a bit of acting on television, in feature films, and in commercials. In 1978, he recorded a cover of "Under the Boardwalk" and scored a minor hit.
The wrong-side-of-the-tracks theme of "Down in the Boondocks" was a familiar one to country audiences, and during the early '80s Royal worked on establishing himself as a country artist. In 1984, he broke through when he recorded the Gary Burr composition "Burned Like a Rocket"; it was picked up by the Atlantic label, which signed Royal to a contract. The single became a hit and reached the country Top Ten in early 1986. Over the next two years he had a string of Top 40 hits, breaking into the Top Ten in late 1987 once again with "I'll Pin a Note on Your Pillow." In 1989, Royal released the album Tell It Like Is; the title cut, a remake of the venerable soul standard, became his biggest hit, peaking at number two, while the album itself stayed in the Top 15 for over a year. By 1990, Royal's style of pop-inflected country had been replaced by neo-traditional honky tonk at the top of the charts, and his popularity began to decline. He continued to have minor hits into 1992 and toured into the 2000s. Royal launched a comeback with the 1998 album Stay Close to Home on the Intersound label, following up with the independent release Now and Then, Then and Now in 2001. "I know exactly what George Jones feels. But I know exactly what Ray Charles feels, too," Royal once said, and by the beginning of the new century, a host of reissues of Royal's work testified to his status as a vocal craftsman whose success transcended genre.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Joe_Royal

Talents : Vocals, Guitar, Piano

Style musical : Pop-Rock, Contemporary Country, Gospel

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Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

11/1961 SP FAIRLANE 45-21009 (US) .

Never In A Hundred Years / We Haven't A Moment To Lose

01/1962 SP FAIRLANE 45-21013 (US) .

Dark Glasses / Perhaps

10/1962 SP AllWood AW-401 (US) .

Wait For Me, Baby / If It Wasn't For The Woman

05/1964 SP TOLLIE T-9011 (US) .

Mama Didn't Raise No Fools / Get Behind Me Devil 

05/1964 SP TOLLIE T-9011 (US) (promo) Mama Didn't Raise No Fools / Get Behind Me Devil 
05/1965 SP COLUMBIA 4-43305 (US) .

Down In The Boondocks / Oh, What A Night

08/1965 SP CBS 1.948 (NL) Down In The Boondocks / Oh, What A Night
08/1965 SP PLAYER'S PLAY-1 (US) .

I'm Specialized / Really You

08/1965 SP COLUMBIA 4-43390 (US) .

I Knew You When / Steal Away

11/1965 SP CBS 1.965 (NL) I Knew You When / Steal Away
1965 EP CBS EP 6206 (F) Down In The Boondocks / I Knew You When / Pollyanna / Learning On You
11/1965 SP COLUMBIA 4-43465 (US) .

You Make Me Feel Like A Man / I've Got To Be Somebody

01/1966 SP CBS 1.983 (NL) You Make Me Feel Like A Man / I've Got To Be Somebody
02/1966 SP COLUMBIA 4-43538 (US) .

It's A Good Time / Don't Wait Up For Me, Mama

04/1966 SP COLUMBIA 4-43622 (US) .

Heart's Desire / Deep Inside Me

04/1966 SP ATLANTIC 45-2328 (US) .

Never In A Hundred Years / We Haven't A Moment To Lose

06/1966 SP CBS 2306 (GER)

Heart's Desire / Deep Inside Me

07/1966 SP COLUMBIA 4-43740 (US) .

Campfire Girls / Should I Come Back

10/1966 SP COLUMBIA 4-43883 (US) .

Yo-Yo / We Tried

1966 SP CBS 321.456 (ARG) .

Te Conocia Cuando... / En Las Afueras

1966 EP CBS 6139 (POR)

You Make Me Feel Like A Man / I've Got To Be Somebody / Heart's Desire / Deep Inside Me

01/1967 SP COLUMBIA 4-44003 (US) .

Everything Turned Blue / The Wisdom Of A Fool

04/1967 SP COLUMBIA 4-44103 (US) .

The Greatest Love / These Are Not My People

08/1967 SP COLUMBIA 4-44277 (US) .

Hush / Watching From The Bandstand

10/1967 SP CBS 3044 (GER)

Hush / Watching From The Bandstand

10/1967 SP COLUMBIA Hall of Fame series 4-33113 (US) .

Down In The Boondocks / I've Got To Be Somebody

11/1967 SP CBS 3044 (NL) Hush / Watching From The Bandstand
12/1967 SP CBS 3044 (F) Hush / Watching From The Bandstand
1967 SP CBS 3044 (GER) Hush / Watching From The Bandstand
1967 SP CBS CBS 3044 (NW) Hush / Watching From The Bandstand
1967 SP CBS 3044 (DK) Hush / Watching From The Bandstand
1967 SP CBS 3044 (I) (CH)
Hush / Watching From The Bandstand
1967 EP CBS 6242 (POR)

Campfire Girls / Should I Come Back / Pollyanna / Down In The Boondocks

1967 EP CBS 6247 (POR)

High On A Hilltop / I'm Gonna Get Right Tonight / Yo-Yo / We Tried

03/1968 SP COLUMBIA 4-44468 (US) .

Don't You Be Ashamed (To Call My Name) / Don't You Think It's Time

06/1968 SP CBS 3403 (NL) Don't You Be Ashamed (To Call My Name) / Don't You Think It's Time
1968 SP CBS 3403 (F) Don't You Be Ashamed (To Call My Name) / Don't You Think It's Time
07/1968 SP COLUMBIA 4-44574 (US) .

Storybook Children / Just Between Me And You

10/1968 SP CBS 3644 (GER)

Storybook Children / Just Between Me And You

10/1968 SP COLUMBIA 4-44677 (US) .

Gabriel / Movies In My Mind

1968 SP CBS 3858 (I) Gabriel / Movies In My Mind
10/1968 SP CBS 3644 (NL) Storybook Children / Just Between Me And You
12/1968 SP COLUMBIA 4-44743 (US) .

Bed Of Roses / The Greatest Love

03/1969 SP COLUMBIA 4-44814 (US) .

Nobody Loves You But Me / Baby, I'm Thinking Of You

06/1969 SP COLUMBIA 4-44902 (US) .

Cherry Hill Park / Helping Hand

09/1969 SP CBS 4470 (GER) Cherry Hill Park / Helping Hand
10/1969 SP CBS 4470 (NL) Cherry Hill Park / Helping Hand
1969 SP CBS 4470 (F) Cherry Hill Park / Helping Hand
1970 SP CBS 4470 (I) Cherry Hill Park / Helping Hand
02/1970 SP COLUMBIA 4-45085 (US) .

Mama's Song / Me Without You

08/1970 SP COLUMBIA 4-45220 (US) .

Every Night / Burning A Hole

1970 SP CBS 5229 (UK) Every Night / Burning A Hole
1970 SP COLUMBIA Hall of Fame series 4-33191 (US) .

Cherry Hill Park / Down In The Boondocks

12/1970 SP COLUMBIA 4-45289 (US) .

Tulsa / Pick Up The Pieces

05/1971 SP COLUMBIA 4-45406 (US) .

Poor Little Pearl / Lady Lives To Love

1971 SP CBS CBS 7304  (S)

Pobre Perla (Poor Little Pearl) / The Lady Lives To Love

10/1971 SP COLUMBIA 4-45495 (US) .

We Go Back / Colorado Rain

03/1972 SP COLUMBIA 4-45557 (US) .

The Family / Later

05/1972 SP COLUMBIA 4-45620 (US) .

Child Of Mine / Natchez Trace

08/1972 SP CBS CBS S 8204 (GER)

Das Waren Hits - Hush / Down In The Boondocks

1972 SP CBS CBS 8204 (NL)

Golden Hits - Down In The Boondocks / Hush

02/1973 SP MGM SOUTH S 7011 (US) .

This Magic Moment / Mountain Woman

06/1973 SP MGM SOUTH S 7018 (US) .

Summertime Skies / Look What I Found

1973 SP MGM SOUTH S 7022 (US) .

If This Is The Last Time / Perfect Harmony

1973 SP COLUMBIA Hall of Fame series 4-33216 (US) .

I Knew You When / Steal Away

1973 SP CBS CBS S 1610 (GER)

Das Waren Hits - Down In The Boondocks / Cherry Hill Park

04/1974 SP MGM SOUTH S 7032 (US) .

Star Again / Sugar Blu

1976 SP SCEPTER SCE-12419 (US) .

All Night Rain / Time Don't Pass By Here

04/1978 SP PRIVATE STOCK PS 45,192 (US) .

Under The Boardwalk / Precious Time

08/1978 SP PRIVATE STOCK PS 45,212 (US) .

Anchors Aweigh / Precious Time

1979 SP GUSTO GT4-2020 (US) .

Down In The Boondocks / I Knew You When

06/1980 SP MERCURY 76069 (US) .

Let's Talk It Over / Mr. Kool

1980 SP MERCURY 76082 (US) .

He'll Have To Go / Home And Homesick

1980 SP CBS CBS 8713 (NL)

Golden Goodies - 13 - Call My Name (James ROYAL) / Hush (Billy Joe ROYAL)

03/1981 SP KAT FAMILY WS8-01044 (US) .

Sweet America / No Love Like A First Love

05/1981 SP KAT FAMILY WS8-02074 (US) .

You Really Got A Hold On Me / No Love Like A First Love

07/1981 SP KAT FAMILY WS8-0297 (US) .

Wasted Time / Out Run The Sun

09/1981 SP BELLAPHON 100-07-141 (GER)

Oldies Original Stars - Down In The Boondocks (Billy Joe Royal) / Hula Love (Buddy KNOX)

1982 SP CBS CBS A 1991 (GER)

Oldiethek 18 - Hush / Down In The Boondocks

03/1985 SP Southern Tracks ST-1037 (US) .

Burns Like A Rocket / Lonely Lovin' You

09/1985 SP ATLANTIC AMERICA 7-99599 (US) .

Burned Like A Rocket / Lonely Loving You

03/1986 SP ATLANTIC AMERICA 7-99555 (US) .

Boardwalk Angel / Out Of Sight And On My Mind

07/1986 SP ATLANTIC AMERICA 7-99519 (US) .

I Miss You Already / Another Endless Night 

01/1987 SP ATLANTIC AMERICA 7-99485 (US)

Old Bridges Burn Slow / We've Both Get A Lot To Leave

06/1987 SP MERCURY 888 680-7 (US) .

Members Only (with Donna FARGO) / Funny Face (Donna FARGO)

09/1987 SP ATLANTIC AMERICA 7-99404 (US)

I'll Pin A Note On Your Pillow / Place For The Heartache

1987 SP CBS CBS 650470 7 (GER)

Oldiethek 17 - Hush / Down In The Boondocks

02/1988 SP ATLANTIC AMERICA 7-99364 (US)

Out Of Sight And On My Mind / She Don't Cry Like She Used To

08/1988 SP ATLANTIC AMERICA 7-99295 (US)

It Keeps Right On A Hurtin' / Let It Rain

01/1989 SPATLANTIC AMERICA 7-99242 (US)

Tell It Like It Is / I Was Losing You

05/1989 SP ATLANTIC AMERICA 7-99217 (US)

Love Has No Right / Cross My Heart And Hope To Try

09/1989 SP ATLANTIC 7-88815 (US) .

'Til I Can't Take It Anymore / He Don't Know

04/1990 SP ATLANTIC 7-87933 (US) .

Searchin' For Some Kind Of Clue / This Too Shall Pass

08/1990 SP ATLANTIC 7-87867 (US) .

Ring Where A Ring Used To Be / We Need To Walk

01/1991 SP ATLANTIC 7-87770 (US) .

How Could You Leave Me? / If The Jukebox Took Teardrops

03/1991 SP ATLANTIC OLDIES SERIES 7-84893 (US) .

Tell It Like It Is / 'Til I Can't Take It Anymore

1991 SP ATLANTIC OLDIES SERIES 7-84962 (US) .

My Toot Toot (Jean Knight) / Burned Like A Rocket

01/2006 CD Magic 3930571 (F)

Hush / Watching From The Bandstand


















Albums

07/1965 LP 12" Columbia CL-2403 (mono) / CS-9203 (stereo) (US)
Down In The Boondocks - Pollyanna / Leaning On You / Heartaches And Teardrops / Funny How Time Slips Away / My Fondest Memories / Down In The Boondocks / I Knew You When / Those Railroad Tracks In Between / Steal Away / Oh, What A Night / King Of Fools / I've Got To Be Somebody
1965 LP 12" Columbia SBPG 62590 (UK)

Introducing - Pollyanna / Leaning On You / Heartaches And Teardrops / Funny How Time Slips Away / My Fondest Memories / Down In The Boondocks / I Knew You When / Those Railroad Tracks In Between / Steal Away / Oh, What A Night / King Of Fools / I've Got To Be Somebody

11/1967 LP 12" Columbia CL-2781 (mono) / CS-9581 (stereo) (US)

Billy Joe Royal FEATURING HUSH - Cry On My Shoulder / Heart's Desire / I Never Promise You A Rose Garden / Yo-Yo / Save The Last Dance For Me / Deep Inside Me / High On A Hilltop / These Are Not My People / The Greatest Love / Makin' Music / Hush

1969 LP 12" CBS S 63328 (GER) Billy Joe Royal FEATURING HUSH - Cry On My Shoulder / Heart's Desire / I Never Promise You A Rose Garden / Yo-Yo / Save The Last Dance For Me / Deep Inside Me / High On A Hilltop / These Are Not My People / The Greatest Love / Makin' Music / Hush
12/1969 LP 12" Columbia CS-9974 (US)

Cherry Hill Park - You Can't Manufacture Love / Mama' Song / Helping Hand / Ain't It The Truth / Down Home Lovin' / Cherryhill Park / Burning A Hole / If I Had It To Do Again / Pick Up The Pieces / You Can Make Me Feel Good / Children

1971 LP 12" Nashville NLP-2092 (US)

You're The Reason - Joe SOUTH / Billy Joe ROYAL - Joe South : You're The Reason / Juke Box / Masquerade / I'm Sorry For You / Just To Be With You Again / Billy Joe Royal : Never In A Hundred Years / We Haven't A Moment To Lose / Dark Glasses / Perhaps / Slippin' Around

1971 ? LP 12" London NL 661 (GER) You're The Reason - Joe SOUTH / Billy Joe ROYAL - Joe South : You're The Reason / Juke Box / Masquerade / I'm Sorry For You / Just To Be With You Again / Billy Joe Royal : Never In A Hundred Years / We Haven't A Moment To Lose / Dark Glasses / Perhaps / Joe South : Slippin' Around
1980 LP 12" Mercury SRM-1-3837 (US)

Billy Joe Royal - Fever Blind / Be A Fool With Me / Slowly / Mr. Kool / Let's Talk It Over / Untie Me / Home And Homesick / He'll Have To Go / Love Jones

05/1981 LP 12" Kat Family JW-37342 (US)

Billy Joe Royal - (Who Is Like You) Sweet America / The Wurlitzer Prize (I Don't Want To Get Over You) / If You Were My Woman And I Were Your Man / Outrun The Sun / No Love Like A First Love / You've Really Got A Hold On Me / Wasted Time / May I Borrow Some Sugar From You / Old Fords And A Natural Stone / Nashville Smashville

1982 LP 12" Brylen BN-4442 (US)

Makin' Believe - Luckenback, Texas / Bring It On Home / Take This Job And Shove It / I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry / Solitary Man / Amanda / Fox On The Run / Middleage Crazy / Your Cheatin' Heart / Makin' Believe

1982 LP 12" Brylen BN-4541 (US)

My Kind Of Country - Wurlitzer Prize / If We're Not In Love By Monday / Your Man Loves You / Broken Down In Pieces / Your Cheatin' Heart / Lawdy Miss Clawdy / You're Right, I'm Left, She's Gone / She Never Knew Me / Lucille / Fox On The Run

02/1983 LP 12" 51-West Q-16286 (US)

Folio - Do You Love As Good As You Look / Oh, No / Yesterday's Songs / Wake Up Little Susie / Good Ole Boys / The Old Songs / Cracklin' Rosie / Cryin' / I Love A Rainy Night / Love On The Rocks

1985 LP 12" CSP / Back-Trac P-18751 (US)

The Best Of Billy Joe Royal - I Never Promised You A Rose Garden / I've Got To Be Somebody / I Knew You When / Tulsa / Down In The Boondocks / Hush / Heart's Desire / Campfire Girls / Every Night / Cherry Hill Park

04/1986 CD ATLANTIC / AMERICA 7 90508-2 (US) LOOKING AHEAD - Burned Like A Rocket / Run Around Town / Old Bridges Burn Slow / Good Thing / The Hard Times / I'm Not A Rock (I'm A Rolling Stone) / Boardwalk Angel / Sad Cliches / You'd Better Go / I Miss You Already / We've Both Got A Lot To Learn / Another Endless Night
09/1987 CD ATLANTIC / AMERICA 7 90658-2 (US)

The Royal Treatment - I'll Pin A Note On Your Pillow / Give-Em My Number / He'll Have To Go / Look What You've Done To My Heart / Let It Rain / Members Only (with Donna Fargo) / It's Who's In Your Heart / Out Of Sight And On My Mind / It Keeps Right On Hurtin' / She Don't Cry Like She Used To / A Place For The Heartache

1988 CD Special Music SCD-04815 (US)

Greatest Hits - Down In The Boondocks / Cherry Hill Park / Driftaway / So In To You / Let Your Love Flow / To Love Somebody / Tulsa / Stand By Me / Save The Last Dance For Me / On Broadway / Spanish Harlem / How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You / Another Saturday Night / This Magic Moment 

1988 CD Black Tulip ‎2636022 (NL)

20 Greatest Hits - Down In The Boondocks / Cherryhill Park / I Knew You When / Up On The Roof / On Broadway / Save The Last Dance For Me / Drift Away / Hush / If I Could / To Love Somebody / Stand By Me / Rose Garden / Tulsa / Campfire Girls / I've Got To Be Somebody / Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head / Please Come To Boston / Lavender Blue / Nobody But You / Spanish Harlem

01/1989 CD Columbia CK-45063 (US)

Greatest Hits - Down In The Boondocks / I Knew You When / King Of Fools / I've Got To Be Somebody / Heartaches And Teardrops / Cherry Hill Park / Steal Away / Hush / Save The Last Dance For Me / Yo Yo

02/1989 CD ATLANTIC / AMERICA 7 91064-2 (US)

Tell It Like It Is - Tell It Like It Is / Kiss And Say Goodbye / Slip Away / He Don't Know / Cross My Heart And Hope To Try / Love Has No Right / The Truth Is I Lied / Till I Can't Take It Anymore / I Was Losing You / What's The Matter Baby / Love Is A Full Time Job 

03/1990 CD Pair PCD2-1262 (US)

The Best Of Billy Joe Royal - Down In The Boondocks / Cherry Hill Park / Driftaway / So In To You; Let Your Love Flow / To Love Somebody / Tulsa / Stand By Me / Save The Last Dance For Me / On Broadway / Spanish Harlem / How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You / Another Saturday Night / This Magic Moment / My Girl / You Really Got A Hold On Me / Up On The Roof / Please Come To Boston / Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head / Hush

06/1990 CD ATLANTIC 7 82104-2 (US)

Out Of The Shadows - Searchin' For Some Kind Of Clue / Before The Night Is Over / Old Friends Don't Make Good Lovers / There's A Method To My Sadness / Free Me / From Lover To Lover / How Could You Leave Me / We Had Love / A Ring Where A Ring Used To Be / How Hard Can It Be / If The Jukebox Took Teardrops

1990 CD POINT PRODUCTIONS 2661062 (EUR) GREATEST HITS - Down In The Boondocks / Cherryhill Park / I Knew You When / On Broadway / Stand By Me / Hush / Up On The Roof / Tulsa (Don't Let The Sun Set On You In Tulsa) / Campfire Girls
01/1991 CD ATLANTIC 7 82199-2 (US)

Greatest Hits - Burned Like A Rocket / I Miss You Already / Love Has No Right / Old Bridges Burn Slow / Boardwalk Angel / I'll Pin A Note On Your Pillow / Till I Can't Take It Anymore / Tell It Like It Is / Out Of Sight And On My Mind / It Keeps Right On A Hurtin'

1991 CD Hollywood HLP-418 (US)

Greatest Hits - Cherry Hill Park / Down In The Boondocks / I Knew You When / Bring It On Home / I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry / Your Cheatin' Heart / Luckenbach Texas / Solitary Man / Amanda / Middle Age Crazy / Makin' Believe 

03/1992 CD ATLANTIC 7 82327-2 (US)

Billy Joe Royal - Are We There Yet / She's Everything I Wanted You To Be / Funny How Time Slips Away / Just When I Needed You Most / Familiar Pain / I'm Okay (And Gettin' Better) / Look Me Up On Your Way Down / Talk It Over / I'm Sorry / When He Wants Her

1992 CD Trace Trading ‎0401242 (NL)

The World Of Billy Joe Royal - Down In The Boondocks - Down In The Boondocks / Cherry Hill Park / I Knew You When / Up On The Roof / On Broadway / Save The Last Dance For Me / Drift Away / Hush / If I Could / To Love Somebody / Stand By Me / Rose Garden / Tulsa / Campfire Girls / I've Got To Be Somebody / Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head / Please Come To Boston / Lavender Blue / Nobody But You / Spanish Harlem

1993 CD Rhino / Flashback R2 73809 (US)

Country Classics - Tell It Like It Is /  Love Has No Right / Burned Like A Rocket / Out Of Sight And On My Mind / If The Jukebox Took Teardrops /  Searchin' For Some Kind Of Clue / Old Bridges Burn Slow / I'm Okay (And Gettin' Better) /  A Ring Where A Ring Used To Be / I Miss You Already (And You're Not Even Gone)

1993 CD Remember ‎RMB 75066 (POR)

Down In The Boondocks - 20 Great Songs - Down In The Boondocks / I Knew You When / I've Got To Be Somebody / Campfire Girls / Hush / Cherryhill Park / Tulsa / On Broadway / Up On The Roof / Drift Away / Stand By Me / Please Come To Boston / Lavender Blue / Rose Garden / Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head / If I Could / To Love Somebody / Nobody But You / Spanish Harlem / Save The Last Dance For Me

1994 CD Javelin HADCD 101 (UK)

Down In The Boondocks - Down In The Boondocks / Cherry Hill Park / I Knew You When / Up On The Roof / On Broadway / Save The Last Dance For Me / Stand By Me / Hush / To Love Somebody / Tulsa / Compfire Girls / I Gotta Be Somebody / Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head / Please Come To Boston

07/1995 CD ST. CLAIR 1357 (US)

Down in the Boondocks - Down In The Boondocks / Cherry Hill Park / I Knew You When / On Broadway / Stand By Me / Hush / Up On The Roof / I've Got To Be Somebody / Tulsa / Campfire Girls

1995 CD ST. CLAIR 1357 (US)

Greatest Hits - Down In The Boondocks / Cherry Hill Park / I Knew You When / On Broadway / Stand By Me / Hush / Up On The Roof / I've Got To Be Somebody / Tulsa

12/1995 CD SONY A 18751 (US)

The Best Of Billy Joe Royal - I Never Promised You A Rose Garden / I've Got To Be Somebody / I Knew You When / Tulsa / Down In The Boondocks / Hush / Heart's Desire / Campfire Girls / Every Night / Cherry Hill Park

02/1996 CD Intercontinental 1085 (US)

Golden Hits - Down In The Boondocks / Save The Last Dance For Me / Please Come To Boston / Driftaway / Cherry Hill Park / I Knew You When / Rose Garden / Raindrops / Hush / Hey, Won't You Play (Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song)

07/1997 CD Collectables ‎COL-5859 (US)

Down In The Boondocks / Cherry Hill Park - Pollyanna / Leaning On You / Heartaches And Teardrops / Funny How Time Slips Away / My Fondest Memories / Down In The Boondocks / I Knew You When / Those Railroad Tracks In Between / Steal Away / Oh What A Night / King Of Fools / I've Got To Be Somebody / You Can't Manufacture Love / Mama Song / Helping Hand / Ain't It The Truth / Down Home Lovin' / Cherry Hill Park / Burning A Hole / If I Had It To Do Again / Pick Up The Pieces / You Can Make Me Feel Good / Children / Hush / Heart's Desire

1997 CD KRB 5089 (UK)

Down in the Boondocks - Down In The Boondocks / Up On The Roof / Save The Last Dance For Me / To Love Somebody / Campfire Girls / Cherry Hill Park / I Knew You When / Hush / Tulsa / I Gotta Be Somebody

08/1998 CD Intersound 9341 (US)

Stay Close To Home - Down In The Boondocks / Stay Close To Home / Tell It Like It Is / 'Til I Can't Take It Anymore / She's Making A Comeback / I Knew You When / I'll Pin A Note On Your Pillow / Hush / One Too Many / Love Has No Right / Baby Have Mercy On You / It Keeps Right On Hurtin'

1998 CD MASTERS MACD 61085-2 (US)

Golden Hits - Down In The Boondocks / Save The Last Dance For Me / Please Come To Boston / Driftaway / Cherry Hill Park / I Knew You When / Rose Garden / Raindrops / Hush / Hey, Won't You Play

09/2000 CD ATLANTIC 83373-2 (US)

Super Hits - Down In The Boondocks / Cherry Hill Park / Old Bridges Burn Slow / I'll Pin A Note On Your Pillow / Ring Where A Ring Used To Be / If The Jukebox Took Teardrops / I'm Okay (And Gettin' Better) / Till I Can't Take It Anymore / Searchin' For Some Kind Of Clue / Funny How Time Slips Away

2001 CD Chipsmoman.Com 11000 (US)

Now And Then, Then And Now - Echoes / Going By Daydreams / All He Wants To Do / One Morning Two People / Class Of '65 / Under The Boardwalk / Precious Time / Mystery / The Drifter / Where Did The 60's Go

09/2001 CD Town Sound 70580 (US)

Drift Away - I Never Promised You A Rose Garden / I've Got To Be Somebody / Down In The Boondocks / Lavender Blue / Spanish Harlem / Stand By Me / Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head / Up On The Roof / Drift Away / Nobody But You / On Broadway / If I Could / To Love Somebody

08/2002 CD Taragon TARCD 1094 (US)

The Very Best Of Billy Joe Royal - The Columbia Years 1965-1971 - Down In The Boondocks / I Knew You When / I've Got To Be Somebody / It's A Good Time / Heart's Desire / Campfire Girls / Yo Yo / Everything Turned Blue / Greatest Love / These Are Not My People / Hush / Don't You Be Ashamed To Call My Name / Storybook Children / Gabriel / Nobody Loves You But Me / Cherry Hill Park / Me Without You / Every Night / Tulsa / Poor Little Fool / We Go Back / Family / Child Of Mine

04/2005 CD Intersound 5945 (US)

THE Best Of Billy Joe Royal - Tell It Like It Is / Down In The Boondocks / 'Til I Can't Take It Anymore / I'll Pin A Note On Your Pillow / Love Has No Right / It Keeps Right On Hurtin' / I Knew You When / Hush / Baby Have Mercy On You / One Too Many 

04/2006 CD Gusto GT7-2037 (US)

Down In The Boondocks - Down In The Boondocks / I Fought The Law / Cherry Hill Park / Last Kiss / I Knew You When / The Twist / I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry / 96 Tears / Making Believe / Amen

10/2007 CD Raindrops ? (US)

Going by Daydreams - Echoes / Going By Daydreams / All He Wants To Do / One Morning, Two People / Class Of '65 / Under The Boardwalk / Precious Time / Mystery / The Drifter / Where Did The 60's Go

12/2007 CD Collectables ‎COL-CD-8596 (US)

Country Classics - Tell It Like It Is / Love Has No Right / Burned Like A Rocket / Out Of Sight And On My Mind / If The Jukebox Took Teardrops / Searchin' For Some Kind Of Clue / Old Bridges Burn Slow / I'm Okay (And Gettin' Better) / A Ring Where A Ring Used To Be / I Miss You Already

12/2009 CD Gusto GT7-2125-2 (US)

His First Gospel Album - Hard Rock To Roll / Hello Moses / Hallelujah Ground / Can You Do That / Rock Me Lord / Pictures From God / Since Jesus Came Into My Life / I Know Jesus / Singing All The Way To Heaven / Water The Flowers / Rock Of Ages Rock Me Again / Amen

12/2009 CD Gusto GT7-2126-2 (US)

Hard Rock To Roll - Rockin' Robin / Lying Eyes Of Love / I Wish I Had You Back Again / CC Rider / I Can't Stop Now / Hard Rock To Roll / Lay Me Down A Truck Driving Man / Beer Bottle Brown / God Please Send Your Angels / Little Bitty Pretty One

02/2013 CD Gusto 2233 (US)

Super Hits - Billy Joe Royal / B.J. Thomas - Down In The Boondocks (Billy Joe ROYAL) / I´m So Lonesome I Could Cry (B.J. THOMAS) / I Knew You When (Billy Joe ROYAL) / Mighty Clouds Of Joy Cry (B.J. THOMAS) / Cherry Hill Park (Billy Joe ROYAL) / Most Of All Cry (B.J. THOMAS) / I Fought The Law (Billy Joe ROYAL) / I Can´t Help It Cry (B.J. THOMAS) / Little Bitty Pretty One (Billy Joe ROYAL) / Rockin´ Robin Cry (B.J. THOMAS)

11/2015 CD Dynamic Voice ‎DV03 (US)

The Complete Early Recordings 1961-1966 - Never In A Hundred Years / We Haven't A Moment To Lose / Dark Glasses / Perhaps / Wait For Me Baby / If It Wasn't For A Woman / Mama Didn`t Raise No Fools / Get Behind Me Devil / I'm Specialized / Really You / Pollyanna / Leaning On You / Heartaches & Teardrops / Funny How Time Slips Away / My Fondest Memories / Down In The Boondocks / I Knew You When / Those Railroad Tracks In Between / Steal Away / Oh What A Night / King Of Fools / I've Got To Be Somebody / You Make Me Feel Like A Man / It's A Good Time / Don't Wait Up For Me Mama / Heart´s Desire / Deep Inside Me / Campfire Girls / Should I Come Back / Yo Yo / We Tried

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