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Summer 1953 to 1954

Chuck Foreman - Eddie Cochran

Chuck Foreman's house - Bellflower, Los Angeles, California

Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. RSRCD 011 (UK) Rockin' It INSTRUMENTAL 1:46 RSRCD 011
n.a. RSRCD 011 (UK) Gambler's Guitar Eddie Cochran 2:21 RSRCD 011
n.a. RSRCD 011 (UK) Jammin' With Jimmy INSTRUMENTAL 1:42 RSRCD 011
n.a. RSRCD 011 (UK) Tenderly INSTRUMENTAL 2:48 RSRCD 011
n.a. RSRCD 011 (UK) Steelin' The Blues Eddie Cochran 2:06 RSRCD 011
n.a. RSRCD 011 (UK) Two Of A Kind INSTRUMENTAL 1:51 RSRCD 011
n.a. RSRCD 011 (UK) Two Of A Kind (backing track) INSTRUMENTAL 1:37 RSRCD 011
n.a. RSRCD 011 (UK) Stardust INSTRUMENTAL 2:24 RSRCD 011
n.a. RSRCD 011 (UK) Stardust (backing track) INSTRUMENTAL 1:12 RSRCD 011
n.a. RSRCD 011 (UK) Candy Kisses Eddie Cochran 1:43 RSRCD 011
n.a. RSRCD 011 (UK) Chuck & Eddie's Boogie INSTRUMENTAL 2:40 RSRCD 011
n.a. RSRCD 011 (UK) In The Mood INSTRUMENTAL 1:16 RSRCD 011
n.a. RSRCD 011 (UK) I'll See You In My Dreams INSTRUMENTAL 1:09 RSRCD 011
n.a. RSRCD 011 (UK) Hearts Of Stone Eddie Cochran 1:51 RSRCD 011
n.a. RSRCD 011 (UK) Water Baby Blues (short riff) INSTRUMENTAL 0:41 RSRCD 011
n.a. RSRCD 011 (UK) Humourous conversation Eddie Cochran & Chuck Foreman 1:03 RSRCD 011
Musicians -  Eddie Cochran: vocal and guitar - Chuck Foreman: vocal and steel guitar. Recorded by Chuck Foreman on his two-track recorder at his home. The recordings were never intended for commercial release.
  Some chatter between Chuck Foreman and Eddie Cochran, not included on Rockstar RSRCD 011 can be heard on the Stampede release, SPRCD 5002, 'I'm Ready' after the numbers 'Candy Kisses', 'Gambler's Guitar' and 'Steelin' The Blues'.
     
  'Gambler's Guitar', 'Steelin' The Blues', 'Candy Kisses' and 'Hearts Of Stone' also available on boxset Bear Family BCD 15989 HK.
   
For a short biography of Chuck Foreman go to the Eddie Cochran Connection pages.

Chuck Foreman sessions tape box Chuck Foreman Eddie Cochran

Rockstar RSRCD 011 (UK)


Around 1954
Don Deal
Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. SPRCD 5002 (UK) The High Sign Don Deal

2:26

SPRCD 5002
n.a. SPRCD 5002 (UK) Down The Road To Nowhere Don Deal

2:42

SPRCD 5002
n.a. SPRCD 5002 (UK) It Could Only Be Wrong Don Deal

2:20

SPRCD 5002
n.a. SPRCD 5002 (UK) Love Me Sweetheart Don Deal

2:05

SPRCD 5002
n.a. SPRCD 5002 (UK) Let's Get It Over Right Now Don Deal

2:05

SPRCD 5002
n.a. SPRCD 5002 (UK) I Don't Want To But I Do Don Deal

2:57

SPRCD 5002
n.a. SPRCD 5002 (UK) When You Hear A Saviour Call Don Deal

2:35

SPRCD 5002
n.a. SPRCD 5002 (UK) Don't Ask Me Why Don Deal

2:50

SPRCD 5002
Musicians - Don Deal: vocal - Eddie Cochran: guitar - Chuck Felling: bass guitar.
For a short biography of Don Deal go to the Eddie Cochran Connection pages.
   

Don Deal Goldstar acetate (side A)

The young Eddie Cochran Don Deal

Stampede SPRCD 5002 (UK)


(probably) Early 1955

Chuck Foreman - Eddie Cochran

Chuck Foreman's house - Bellflower, Los Angeles, California

Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a RSRCD 011 (UK) Cannonball Rag INSTRUMENTAL 1:49 RSRCD 011
n.a RSRCD 011 (UK) Blue Gypsy INSTRUMENTAL 0:53 RSRCD 011
n.a RSRCD 011 (UK) The Poor People Of Paris INSTRUMENTAL 0:28 RSRCD 011
Musicians -  Eddie Cochran: vocal and guitar - Chuck Foreman: vocal and steel guitar. Recorded by Chuck Foreman on his two-track recorder at his home. The recordings were never intended for commercial release.
  For a short biography of Chuck Foreman go to the Eddie Cochran Connection pages.
     
     

     

Rockstar RSRCD 011 (UK)


May 1955

The Cochran Brothers

Western Recorders - Hollywood, California

Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on

1003 AA

EKKO 1003

Mr. Fiddle Hank & Eddie Cochran

2:18

BCD 15989 HK

1004 A

EKKO 1003

Two Blue Singin' Stars Hank & Eddie Cochran

2:32

BCD 15989 HK
1005 A EKKO 1005 Your Tomorrows Never Come Hank & Eddie Cochran

2:13

BCD 15989 HK
1006 A EKKO 1005 Guilty Conscience Hank & Eddie Cochran 2:13 BCD 15989 HK
Musicians - Hank Cochran: lead vocal and guitar - Eddie Cochran: vocal and lead guitar - Harold Hensley: fiddle - Unidentified: steel guitar and stand-up bass (possibly Connie 'Guybo' Smith. Steel guitar on all tracks except Mr. Fiddle. 
The recordings on Rockstar RSRCD 008 are mastered from mint copies of Eddie Cochran's record collection.
  Ekko 1003 and 1005 also available on ROCKSTAR RSRCD 008.
   
  For a short biography of Hank Cochran go to the Eddie Cochran Connection pages.
   
 

EKKO 1003 (side B) EKKO 1005 (promo side B) The Cochran Brothers Bear F. BCD 15989 HK (Germany)

Mid 1955

Eddie Cochran, Bob Denton, Carl West, Conny 'Guybo' Smith, Art York

Bell Gardens (Local hall) - Los Angeles, California

Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a RSRCD 011 (UK) That's Allright Mama Bob Denton

2:10

RSRCD 011
n.a RSRCD 011 (UK) She Done Give Her Heart To Me Eddie Cochran

1:43

BCD 15989 HK
n.a RSRCD 011 (UK) Remington Ride INSTRUMENTAL 2:12 RSRCD 011
n.a. RSRCD 011 (UK) Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young Eddie Cochran

2:12

BCD 15989 HK
Musicians - Eddie Cochran: vocal and guitar - Art York: guitar - Conny 'Guybo' Smith: stand-up bass - Carl West: steel guitar - Bob Denton: vocal and guitar. 
Rehearsal session recorded by Chuck Foreman.
  'She Done Give Her Heart To Me' and 'Live Fast. Love Hard, Die Young' also available on ROCKSTAR RSRCD 011.
   
 

Rockstar RSRCD 011 (UK)

Connie 'Guybo' Smith and Bob Denton Carl West Bear Fam. BCD 15989 HK (Germany)

(probably) Summer 1955

Jess Willard

Hollywood, California

Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
1018 A EKKO 1018 Every Dog Has His Day Jess Willard 2:05 BCD 16256 AH
1018 AA EKKO 1018 Don't Hold Her So Close Jess Willard

2:22

BCD 16256 AH
Musicians - Jess Willard: vocal - Eddie Cochran: lead guitar - Hank Cochran: guitar - Cliffie Stone: bass - Unidentified: steel guitar, drums, piano and fiddle.
For a short biography of Jess Willard go to the Eddie Cochran Connection pages.

 

EKKO 1018 ( side A) EKKO 1018 (promo side B) Eddie Cochran, Jess Willard, Hank Cochran and Bonnie Harrison 

Bear family BCD 16256AH (Germany)


(probably) Late Summer 1955

Riley Crabtree

Hollywood, California

Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
1019 A EKKO 1019 Meet Me At Joes Riley Crabtree   CATTLE CCD 317
1019 AA EKKO 1019 Don't Turn Away From Me Riley Crabtree

 

CATTLE CCD 317
Musicians - Riley Crabtree: vocal - Eddie Cochran: guitar - Hank Cochran: guitar - Unidentified: other instruments.
  It is Hank Cochran who confirms that the Cochran Brothers played on Ekko sessions with Riley Crabtree.
   
For a short biography of Riley Crabtree go to the Eddie Cochran Connection pages.

 

EKKO 1019 (side A) EKKO 1019 (promo side B) Riley Crabtree

Cattle CCD 317 (Germany)


(probably) Late Summer 1955

Al Dexter

Hollywood, California

Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
1020 A EKKO 1020 Pistol Packin' Mama Al Dexter  

Not available on CD

1020 AA EKKO 1020 I Won't Be Number Two Al Dexter  

Not available on CD

Musicians - Al Dexter: vocal - Eddie Cochran: guitar - Hank Cochran: guitar - Unidentified: other instruments.
   
  It is Hank Cochran who confirms that the Cochran Brothers played on Ekko sessions with Al Dexter.
For a short biography of Al Dexter go to the Eddie Cochran Connection pages.
     

 

    Al Dexter  

Late 1955 / early 1956

The Cochran Brothers

Pat Cochran's home - Bell Gardens, California

Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a RSRCD 011 (UK) Rockin' & Flyin' (version 1) Hank & Eddie Cochran 2:21 BCD 15989 HK
Musicians - Eddie Cochran: vocal and lead guitar; Hank Cochran: vocal and guitar. 
Recorded by Chuck Foreman.
   
  'Rockin' & Flyin' also available on ROCKSTAR RSRCD 011.
   
  For a short biography of Hank Cochran go to the Eddie Cochran Connection pages.
   
 

 

Rockstar RSRCD 011 (UK) Eddie Cochran in 1955  

Bear Fam. BCD 15989 HK (Germany)


October and/or November 1955

Jerry Capehart and The Cochran Brothers

Bell Gardens Music Centre - Los Angeles, California

Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a RSR-EP 2010 (UK) Closer, Closer, Closer Jerry Capehart and Hank & Eddie Cochran 2:52 RSRCD 011
n.a RSR-EP 2010 (UK) A Healer Like Time Hank Cochran 2:18 RSRCD 011
n.a Unreleased My Honest Name Jerry Capehart  Unreleased 
Musicians - Jerry Capehart: vocal - Eddie Cochran: lead guitar - Hank Cochran: vocal and guitar on 'Closer, Closer, Closer' and 'A Healer Like Time'.
These recordings come from primitive acetates made in the small demo-studio in the back of Bell Gardens Music Centre.
For a short biography of Jerry Capehart and Hank Cochran go to the Eddie Cochran Connection pages.
  Jerry Capehart

 

Rockstar RSR-EP 2010 (UK)

Jerry Capehart Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart  at the El Monte Legion Stadium (10th March 1956)

Rockstar RSRCD 011 (UK)


November 1955 - Early 1956

Jerry Capehart featuring The Cochran Brothers

Dolphin's Studio - Hollywood, California

Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
1021-A CASH 1021 Walkin' Stick Boogie Jerry Capehart 2:07 SPRCD 5002
1021-AA CASH 1021 Rollin' Jerry Capehart 1:56 SPRCD 5002
Musicians - Jerry Capehart: vocal - Eddie Cochran: lead guitar - Hank Cochran: rhythm guitar - probably Ernie Freeman: piano - possibly Irvin Ashby: guitar - R. Martinez: drums. 
'Rollin' and 'Walkin' Stick Boogie' were made available on Rockstar RSR-LP 1001 'The Many Sides Of Eddie Cochran', Rockstar RSR-LP 1019 'Thinkin' About You' and Rockstar RSR-LP 1022 'Eddie & Hank The Cochran Brothers'. Below is a picture of Dolphin's Of Hollywood, the studio was in the back of the store. 'Walkin Stick Boogie' was made available on the rare French CD 'The Early Years Vol.1' (Musidisc/DCA 108282), released in 1991.
   

 
CASH 1021 (side A) Record store “Dolphin's Of Hollywood”

Stampede SPRCD 5002 (UK)

 

Acknowledgements: Thanks to Terry Gordon (Rockin' Country Style) for the scans of EKKO 1003, 1005 (promo). Thanks Uli Kisker for the info and scan of the French CD release of 'Walkin' Stick Boogie', DCA 108282. Thanks Tony Barrett for information on 'Rockin' And Flyin' (version 1) was recorded at Pat Cochran's home and not Gloria Cochran's.