Groupe Rockabilly Britannique, Johnny & The Jailbirds était composé de Johnny Red, Richie Ball, Jack Wright, Terry Coles et Bob Buckee. Le groupe s'est reformé en 2000.
the Jailbirds were formed at the end of 1973, when Johnny moved from London to
Northamptonshire. An advert was placed in the local newspaper to recruit
musicians interested in forming a rock ‘n’ roll band. The response was
immediate and after a few rehearsals, and the first gig in a local village club,
Johnny & The Jailbirds were born.
It wasn’t long before the band had gained a huge following on the rock ‘n’ roll circuit in the UK and abroad.
Record companies were becoming very interested in this new band, and Charly Records was to eventually sign them in 1979. One of the main turning points in the band’s career was the arrival of lead guitarist and songwriter, Ritchie Ball. Johnny had now found a new partner to write the many songs they produced in those early years, including the eight that appeared on the first album, Out On Bail, the most well known of which appeared in the top 5 of the French rock ‘n’ roll charts, Eileen and Too Much Wine.
The album was a great success worldwide, and it seemed that every European teddy-boy had it in his collection.
Style musical : Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll
OKLAHOMA BABY (1980)
Years in activity :
|1980||SP CHARLY CYS 1071 (UK)||Stay Away / Jenny Lee|
|04/1980||LP 12" CHARLY CR 30184 (UK)||OUT ON BAIL - Oklahoma Baby / Too Much Wine / Zoom Zoom / Mr. Big Feet / Just Because / Pretty Little One / That's All Right / Bop-A-Lena / Rockin' Boy Blue / Eileen / My Feet Hit The Ground / Hang On Baby / I Need My Baby / Turn My Back On You|
|2000||CD Pollytone PEPCD 132 (UK)||
Rockin The Blues Away - Roll On (Clickety Clack) / Rockin' The Blues Away / Real Gone Rocker / Rockin Around The World / Jailbird Piano Boogie / Lonestar Boogie / Too Much / Shake It Up / Richie's / Notes / It Ain't Me / Let Her Rock / Wild Women Rockers / Maxine / She Can Blow It / Red Eye To Memphis / Prétending
|2001||CD Jailbird JJCD 001 (UK)||
Who Taught You To Rock? - Wham Bam / West Coast Rock 'n' Roll / Doctor Rock / Who's Gona Be You Lover / Sex Sexy Eyes / The way You Stroll / American Express / Slock Chick / Big Girl Now / We Wana Boogie Tonight / Buckies Boogie / That's Alright / She's My Rock 'n' Roll Baby / Your Love On My Mind / Hot Rod Deuce / Who Taught You To Rock
|2003||CD VAULT 134 (UK)||THE EARLY YEARS - Oklahoma Baby / Too Much Wine / Zoom Zoom / Mr Big Feet / Just Because / Pretty Little One / That's Alright / Bop-A-Lena / Rockin' Boy Blue / Eileen / My Feet Hit The Ground / Hang On Baby / I Need My Baby / Turn My Back On You|
|2010||CD Jailbird JJCD 002 (UK)||THE VERY BEST OF JOHNNY & THE JAILBIRD - Flying Saucers Rock 'n' Roll / Endless Sleep / Shang-A-Lang-A-Ding-Dong / Slick Chick (original version) / Stay Away / Jenny Lee / Eileen / Zoom Zoom / Oklahoma Baby / Too Much Wine / Pretty Little One / That's All Right / Rockin' Boy Blue / I Need My Baby / Roll On / (Clickety Clack) / Lone Star Boogie / It Ain't Me / She Can Blow It / Red Eye To Memphis / West Coast Rock 'n' Roll / Wham Bam / Doctor Rock / The Way You Stroll / We Wanna Boogie Tonight / Slick Chick (2002 version) / Sex Sexy Eyes / Surrender Brenda / Eileen (version 2) / Too Much Wine (version 2) / Oklahoma Baby (version 2) / Boppin' At The Hop / I Got Love|
|2014||CD FOOT TAPPING FT146 (UK)||ROLL ON - So Long, Adios, Au Revoir / No Kissing In The Dark / Rocking Horse / I'm Walking My Baby Back Home / You Can't Always Get What You Wanted / Broken Heart At Night / Ghost House / Break Out / Rollercoaster Ride / Stay Away Boy / That Old Familiar Feeling / Mama's Got A Radio / Forgotten Highway / Lying Arms / Roll On (Clickety Clack)|
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