January 1959

Jay Johnston

Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California  
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
LB-925 F-55176 Spilled Milk Jay Johnston Not available on CD
Musicians - Jay Johnston: vocal - Eddie Cochran: guitar - Unidentified: saxophone, electric bass and percussion.
Liberty F-55716 (promo side B) Liberty F-55716 (promo side B)

January 1959 (or earlier)

Eddie Cochran

Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California 
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
Unreleased/ erased Teenage Heaven (version 1) STEREO Eddie Cochran Unreleased/ erased
LB-926 F-55177 Teenage Heaven (version 1) Eddie Cochran 2:04 BCD 15989 HK
Musicians - Eddie Cochran: vocal and guitar - The Hollywood Swingers: probably Mike Henderson and Mike Deasy: saxophones -  Jim Stivers: piano - Dave Shriver: electric bass - Gene Riggio: drums.
'Teenage Heaven' (version 1) was recorded for the movie 'Go, Johnny Go'. 'Teenage Heaven' (version 1) was recorded in three track stereo but the tapes have been erased.
Liberty F-55177 (side 1)  Liberty F-55177 (promo side 1) Eddie Cochran in Go, Johnny Go! -  'Teenage Heaven'

Bear Family BCD 15989 HK (Ger)


January 17, 1959 (10:00 - 13:00)

Eddie Cochran

Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California 
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. Unreleased Teenage Heaven (version 2) take 1 Eddie Cochran Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Teenage Heaven (version 2) take 2 Eddie Cochran Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Teenage Heaven (version 2) take 3 Eddie Cochran Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Teenage Heaven (version 2) take 4 Eddie Cochran Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Teenage Heaven (version 2) take 5 Eddie Cochran Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Teenage Heaven (version 2) take 6 Eddie Cochran Unreleased
n.a. ECSP 20 (UK) Teenage Heaven (version 2) take 7 Eddie Cochran 2:09 BCD 15989 HK
LB-926 F-55177 I Remember Eddie Cochran 2:14 BCD 15989 HK
n.a. Unreleased/ erased My Way - backing track - take 1 INSTRUMENTAL Unreleased/ erased
n.a. Unreleased/ erased My Way - backing track - take 2 INSTRUMENTAL Unreleased/ erased
n.a. RSRCD 026 (UK) My Way - backing track - take 3 INSTRUMENTAL 2:12 RSRCD 026
n.a. Unreleased/ erased My Way - vocal - take 1 Eddie Cochran Unreleased/ erased
n.a. Unreleased/ erased My Way - vocal - take 2 Eddie Cochran Unreleased/ erased
n.a. Unreleased/ erased My Way - vocal - take 3 Eddie Cochran Unreleased/ erased
n.a. Unreleased/ erased My Way - vocal - take 4 Eddie Cochran Unreleased/ erased
n.a. Unreleased/ erased My Way (composite master - backing track take 3 and vocal take 4) STEREO Unreleased/ erased
LIB10088A LIB 10088 (UK) My Way (composite master - backing track take 3 and vocal take 4) MONO 2:14 BCD 15989 HK
n.a. RSRCD 026 (UK) Rock 'n' Roll Blues (backing track - no fade out) Eddie Cochran 2:16 RSRCD 026
LIB10088B LIB 10088 (UK) Rock 'n' Roll Blues (master - unknown take) Eddie Cochran 2:19 BCD 15989 HK
n.a. EN 26 0532 3 (UK) Rock 'n' Roll Blues (unknown take) Eddie Cochran 2:24

LN 90503 (bootleg CD)

Musicians - Eddie Cochran: vocal, guitar and guitar overdub - Irving Asby: guitar - Conrad 'Guybo' Smith: bass - Ray Johnson: piano - Jewell Grant: saxophone - Plas Johnson: saxophone - Jackie Kelso: saxophone - Unidentified: vocal chorus
'I Remember' was also recorded for the movie 'Go, Johnny Go' (just as 'Teenage heaven' (version 1). 'I Remember' was filmed but cut from the movie. 'Teenage Heaven' (version 2) was also released on Rockstar RSR-LP 1008. 'My Way' was recorded in three track stereo but only the mono tape survived being an amalgam of take 3 (background track) and take 4 (vocal).  
   
  'Teenage Heaven' (version 2) is also available on ROCKSTAR RSRCD 026.
Liberty F-55177 (side 2 promo)  Liberty LIB 10088 (UK) promo Liberty EN 2605323 (UK)

Bear Family BCD 15989 HK (Ger)


February 5, 1959

Eddie Cochran

Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. Unreleased Three Stars - take 1 Eddie Cochran Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Three Stars - take 2 Eddie Cochran Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Three Stars - take 3 Eddie Cochran Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Three Stars - take 4 Eddie Cochran Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Three Stars - take 5 Eddie Cochran Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Three Stars - take 6 Eddie Cochran Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Three Stars - take 7 Eddie Cochran Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Three Stars - take 8 Eddie Cochran Unreleased
LIB 10249 A LIB 10249 (UK) Three Stars (composite master) Eddie Cochran 3:35 BCD 15989 HK
Musicians - Eddie Cochran: vocal and guitar - Unidentified: stand-up bass.
Liberty LIB 10249 (UK side A) Liberty LIB 10249 (UK side A)

Bear Family BCD 15989 HK (Ger)


February 7, 1959

 

Eddie Cochran with Dick D'Agostin & The Swingers

 
Town Hall Party (TV show) - Los Angeles  
Matrix nr Original release Title (only tracks with Eddie Cochran are listed)

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. RSRCD 016 (UK) C'mon Everybody Eddie Cochran 1:50 BCD 15989 HK
n.a. RSRCD 016 (UK) Have I Told You Lately That I Love You Eddie Cochran 2:25 BCD 15989 HK
n.a. RSRCD 016 (UK) Don't Blame It On Me Eddie Cochran 2:03 BCD 15989 HK
n.a. RSRCD 016 (UK) Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran 1:45 BCD 15989 HK
n.a. RSRCD 016 (UK) Interview with Eddie Cochran & band members conducted by Johnny Bond Eddie Cochran 7:41 BCD 15989 HK
n.a. RSRCD 016 (UK) School Day Eddie Cochran 2:24 BCD 15989 HK
n.a. RSRCD 016 (UK) Be Honest With Me Eddie Cochran 2:23 BCD 15989 HK
n.a. RSRCD 016 (UK) Money Honey Eddie Cochran 1:51 BCD 15989 HK
n.a. RSRCD 016 (UK) C'mon Everybody Eddie Cochran 1:49 BCD 15989 HK
   
  Musicians - Eddie Cochran: vocal and lead guitar - Larry D'Agostin: rhythm guitar - Connie 'Guybo' Smith: electric bass - Gene Riggio: drums - Dick D'Agostin: piano and guitar - Paul Coffmann: saxophone. 
   
  The Town Hall Party show is also available on Rockstar Video and from Bear Family DVD (see the CD & DVD pages). Complete tracklisting: 1) Introduction by Jay Stewart (1st performance) 2) Instrumental  by the band) 3) Introduction: Dick D'Agostin welcomes Eddie to the show 4) 'C'mon Everybody' 5) 'Have I Told You Lately That I Love You' 6) 'Don't Blame It To Me' 7) 'Summertime Blues' 8) Interview with Eddie Cochran & band members 9) Introduction by Jay Stewart (2nd performance) 10) 'Night Walk' (instrumental by the band) 11) 'School Day' 12) 'Be Honest With Me' 13) 'Money Honey' 14) 'C'mon Everybody'.
   
  The Town Hall Party show is also available on CD ROCKSTAR RSRCD 016.
   
 

Rockstar RSRCD 016 (UK)

DVD Bear family BVD 20002 (Germany)

Eddie Cochran and Connie 'Guybo' Smith on the Town Hall Party stage, February 7, 1958.

Bear Family BCD 15989 HK (Ger)


Early 1959

Elroy Peace & The Bow Ribbons

Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
25359 T-3001 Quick Like Elroy Peace

2:11

RSRCD 010
Musicians - Elroy Peace & The Bow Ribbons: vocals -  Eddie Cochran: guitar - Plas Johnson: saxophone - Earl Palmer: drums - probably Ray Stanley: piano - Unidentified: electric bass.

Trans-Continental T-3001 (side A)

Plas Johnson

Rockstar RSRCD 010 (UK)


April 2, 1959

Eddie Cochran

Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. RSR-EP 2012 (UK) Guybo (version 1 - with speeded up guitar) INSTRUMENTAL 1:58 RSRCD 010
Musicians - Eddie Cochran: guitar and guitar overdubs - Connie 'Guybo' Smith: electric bass - Unidentified: hand clapping overdub.
 
Rockstar RSR-EP 2012 (UK)  RSR-EP 2012 (side A)  

Rockstar RSRCD 010 (UK)


April 23, 1959

 

Eddie Cochran

United Recorders - Hollywood, California   
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. Unreleased Weekend - take 1 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Weekend - take 2 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Weekend - take 3 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Weekend - take 4 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Weekend - take 5 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Weekend - take 6 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Weekend - take 7 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Weekend - take 8 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Weekend - take 9 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Weekend - take 10 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Weekend - take 11 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Weekend - take 12 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Weekend - take 13 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
LB-1321 HL-G 9362 (UK) Weekend - take 13A (MONO) Eddie Cochran 1:47 BCD 15989 HK
n.a. RSR-LP 1008 (UK) Weekend - take 13A (STEREO) Eddie Cochran 1:47 BCD 15989 HK
           
  Musicians - Eddie Cochran: vocal and guitar - Connie 'Guybo' Smith or Dave Shriver: electric bass - Gene Riggio: drums - Unidentified: chorus and hand clapping.
  'Weekend' STEREO is also available on CD ROCKSTAR RSRCD 026
           
 
London HL-G 9362 (UK side A) London HL-G 9362 (UK side A)

Rockstar RSR-LP 1008 (UK)

Bear Family BCD 15989 HK (Ger)


probably April (23), 1959

 

Eddie Cochran

United Recorders - Hollywood, California  
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. Unreleased / erased Think Of Me - take 1 STEREO Eddie Cochran   Unreleased / erased
n.a. Unreleased / erased Think Of Me - take 2 STEREO Eddie Cochran   Unreleased / erased
n.a. Unreleased / erased Think Of Me - take 3 STEREO Eddie Cochran   Unreleased / erased
n.a. Unreleased / erased Think Of Me - take 4 STEREO Eddie Cochran   Unreleased / erased
n.a. Unreleased / erased Think Of Me - take 5 STEREO Eddie Cochran   Unreleased / erased
n.a. Unreleased / erased Think Of Me - take 6 STEREO Eddie Cochran   Unreleased / erased
n.a. Unreleased / erased Think Of Me - take 7 STEREO Eddie Cochran   Unreleased / erased
n.a. Unreleased / erased Think Of Me - take 8 STEREO Eddie Cochran   Unreleased / erased
n.a. Unreleased / erased Think Of Me - take 9 STEREO Eddie Cochran   Unreleased / erased
n.a. Unreleased / erased Think Of Me - take 10 STEREO Eddie Cochran   Unreleased / erased
n.a. Unreleased / erased Think Of Me - take 11 STEREO Eddie Cochran Unreleased / erased
n.a. Unreleased / erased Think Of Me - take 12 STEREO Eddie Cochran   Unreleased / erased
n.a. Unreleased / erased Think Of Me - take 13 STEREO Eddie Cochran   Unreleased / erased
LIB 10049B LIB 10049 (UK) Think Of Me - take 14, master ('erase' version) Eddie Cochran 1:57 BCD 15989 HK
n.a. EN 26 0532 3 (UK) Think Of Me - unknown take (extended female chorus) Eddie Cochran 1:49 BCD 15989 HK
n.a. BCD 15989 HK (GER) Think Of Me - unknown take ('stop' version) Eddie Cochran 2:00 BCD 15989 HK
           
  Musicians - Eddie Cochran: vocal and guitar - Unidentified: electric bass, drums and female chorus.
   
  'Think Of Me' was recorded in three track stereo but the tapes have been erased.
   
  'Think Of Me' unknown take (extended female chorus) is also available on ROCKSTAR RSRCD 026
   
  LIBERTY LBY 1174F (FRA) Think Of Me - unknown  alternate take (Snuff Garrett overdubs, 'stop' version) 2:00 BCD 15989 HK
   
  Celeste and drums overdub produced by Snuff Garrett possibly July 20, 1962 at Liberty Custom Recorders, Hollywood California. Leader: Tommy Allsup, unknown celeste. (In this alternate take the word 'erase' is substituted for 'stop').
   
  'Think Of Me' (Snuff Garrett overdubs, 'stop' version) is also available on the French CD MAGIC 3930587.
           
 
Liberty LIB 10049 (UK side B) Liberty LBY 1174F (France) Liberty EN2605323 (UK)

Bear Family BCD 15989 HK (Ger)


June 1959

 

Eddie Cochran

Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California  
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. Unreleased Three Steps To Heaven (version 1) take 1 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Three Steps To Heaven (version 1) take 2 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Three Steps To Heaven (version 1) take 3 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Three Steps To Heaven (version 1) take 4 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Three Steps To Heaven (version 1) take 5 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Three Steps To Heaven (version 1) take 6 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Three Steps To Heaven (version 1) take 7 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Three Steps To Heaven (version 1) take 8 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. ECSP 20 (UK) Three Steps To Heaven (version 1) take 9 Eddie Cochran 2:15 BCD 15989 HK
           
  Musicians - Eddie Cochran: vocal and guitar - Connie 'Guybo' Smith: electric bass - probably Gene Riggio: drums.
   
  'Three Steps To Heaven' version 1) is also available on CD EMI CD ECB 1.
           
 
United Artists ECSP 20 (UK) ECSP 20 - EC204  ECSP 20 booklet

Bear Family BCD 15989 HK (Ger)


June 15, 1959

 

Baker Knight & The Knightmares

Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California  
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
107163 CORAL 62132 Just Relax Baker Knight

2:12

BCD 15989 HK

           
  Musicians - Baker Knight & The Nightmares: vocals - Eddie Cochran: lead guitar - Unidentified: piano, rhythm guitar, electric bass and drums.
   
  'Just Relax' is also available on CD BOP-CD004 and CD BCD 15971 AR.
   
  For a short biography of Baker Knight go to the Eddie Cochran Connection pages.
           
 
Baker Knight

CORAL 621132 (promo) Baker knight

Bear Family BCD 15971 AR (Ger)

Bear Family BCD 15989 HK (Ger)


June 23, 1959

 

Eddie Cochran

Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California   
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. Unreleased Somethin' Else - take 1 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Somethin' Else - take 2 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Somethin' Else - take 3 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Somethin' Else - take 4 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Somethin' Else - take 5 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Somethin' Else - take 6 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Somethin' Else - take 7 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Somethin' Else - take 8 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Somethin' Else - take 9 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Somethin' Else - take 10 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Somethin' Else - take 11 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Somethin' Else - take 12 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Somethin' Else - take 13 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
LB-978 F-55203 Somethin' Else - take 14 (master) Eddie Cochran 2:03

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. RSRCD 026 (UK) Somethin' Else - take 14 (no fade out) Eddie Cochran 2:05

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. Unreleased Somethin' Else - take 15 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Somethin' Else - take 16 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Somethin' Else - take 17 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Somethin' Else - take 18 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Somethin' Else - take 19 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Somethin' Else - take 20 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Somethin' Else - take 21 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
           
n.a. ECSP 20 (UK) Boll Weevil Song - take 1 (master at correct speed) Eddie Cochran 2:05

BCD 15989 HK

LB-979 F-55203 Boll Weevil Song - take 1 (master speeded up) Eddie Cochran 1:56

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. Unreleased Boll Weevil Song - take 2 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Boll Weevil Song - take 3 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Boll Weevil Song - take 4 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Boll Weevil Song - take 5 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Boll Weevil Song - take 6 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Boll Weevil Song - take 7 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Boll Weevil Song - take 8 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Boll Weevil Song - take 9 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
           
  Musicians - Eddie Cochran: vocal and guitar and electric bass overdub on 'Somethin' Else' - Dick D'Agostin: piano on 'Boll Weevil Song' - probably Jim Stivers piano on 'Somethin' Else' - Dave Shriver: electric bass on 'Boll Weevil Song' - Gene Riggio or Earl Palmer: drums.
   
  'Somethin' Else (no fade out) and 'Boll Weevil Song' (correct speed) are also available on CD ROCKSTAR RSRCD 026.
   
 
Liberty F-55203 (side A) Liberty F-55203 (side B) Liberty F-55203 (promo side B)

Bear Family BCD 15989 HK (Ger)


Summer 1959

 

Jay Johnston

 
Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California  
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
FR-132 F-44018 Walk A Dog Jay Johnstone   FRCD001
           
  Musicians - Jay Johnston: vocal - Eddie Cochran: guitar - probably Plas Johnson and Mike Henderson: saxophones - Dave Shriver: electric bass - Earl Palmer or Gene Riggio: drums - Unidentified: female chorus.
           
 
  Freedom FRCD001
Freedom F-44018 (side A) Freedom F-44018 (promo side A)    FREEDOM FRCD 001 (UK)

Summer 1959

 

Barry Martin

 
Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California  
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
FR-134 F-44019 The Willies Barry Martin   Not available on CD
FR-135 F-44019 Minnie The Moocher Barry Martin   Not available on CD
           
  Musicians - Barry Martin: vocal - Eddie Cochran: guitar - Ray Stanley: piano - Plas Johnson: saxophone - probably Mike Henderson: saxophone - Dave Shriver: electric bass -  Earl Palmer or Gene Riggio: drums - Unidentified: female chorus.
   
 
 
Freedom F-44019 (promo side A) Freedom F-44019 (promo side B)   

Summer 1959

Mike Clifford with Patience & Prudence

Unknown recording location
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
LB-987 F-55207 Should I Mike Clifford with Patience & Prudence 2:15 CCM-444-2
Musicians - Mike Clifford: vocal - Patience and Prudence McIntyre: back-up vocals - Eddie Cochran: guitar - Unidentified: other instruments. 
Eddie and the other musicians laid down the instrumental track and Mike Clifford, with assistance from patience and Prudence, later added the vocals. Mike Clifford and Eddie Cochran met when the track was being remixed.
The CD 'The best of Patience and Prudence' (EMI Collectors' Choice Music (CCM-444-2)) contains the complete Liberty and Chattahoochee recordings of the McIntyre sisters.
For a short biography of Mike Clifford to the Eddie Cochran Connection pages.

Liberty F-55207 promo (side A) Mike Clifford Prudence (left) and Patience

EMI CCM-444-2 


August 25, 1959

 

Eddie Cochran - Darry weaver (split session)

Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California  
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. Unreleased Guybo (version 2) track 1 - take 1 INSTRUMENTAL   Unreleased
n.a. RSR-LP 1009 (UK) Guybo (version 2) track 1 - take 2 INSTRUMENTAL 0:25 RSRCD 003
n.a. RSR-LP 1009 (UK) Guybo (version 2)  track 1 take unknown  INSTRUMENTAL 0:20 RSRCD 003
n.a. RSR-LP 1009 (UK) Guybo (version 2) outtake take unknown INSTRUMENTAL 0:51 RSRCD 003
n.a. Unreleased Guybo (version 2) overdub track -  take 1 INSTRUMENTAL   Unreleased
n.a. RSR-LP 1009 (UK) Guybo (version 2) overdub track -  take 2 INSTRUMENTAL 0:03 RSRCD 003
n.a. Unreleased Guybo (version 2) track 4 -  take 1 INSTRUMENTAL   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Guybo (version 2) track 4 - take 2 INSTRUMENTAL   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Guybo (version 2) track 4 - take 3 INSTRUMENTAL   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Guybo (version 2) track 4 - take 4 INSTRUMENTAL   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Guybo (version 2) track 4 - take 5 INSTRUMENTAL   Unreleased
n.a. RSR-LP 1009 (UK) Guybo (version 2) track 4 - take 6 INSTRUMENTAL 1:59 RSRCD 003
n.a. LBY 1205 (UK) Guybo (version 2) - take 5 (master) INSTRUMENTAL 1:45

BCD 15989 HK

           
n.a. Unreleased Guybo (v 2) a.k.a. Drum City - take 1 (drum overdub on take 5 Guybo)   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Guybo (v 2) a.k.a. Drum City - take 2 (drum overdub on take 5 Guybo)   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Guybo (v 2) a.k.a. Drum City - take 3 (drum overdub on take 5 Guybo)   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Guybo (v 2) a.k.a. Drum City - take 4 (drum overdub on take 5 Guybo)   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Guybo (v 2) a.k.a. Drum City - take 5 (drum overdub on take 5 Guybo)   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Guybo (v 2) a.k.a. Drum City - take 6 (drum overdub on take 5 Guybo)   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Guybo (v 2) a.k.a. Drum City - take 7 (drum overdub on take 5 Guybo)   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Guybo (v 2) a.k.a. Drum City - take 8 (drum overdub on take 5 Guybo)   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Guybo (v 2) a.k.a. Drum City - take 9 (drum overdub on take 5 Guybo)   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Guybo (v 2) a.k.a. Drum City - take 10 (drum overdub on take 5 Guybo)   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Guybo (v 2) a.k.a. Drum City - take 11 (drum overdub on take 5 Guybo)   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Guybo (v 2) a.k.a. Drum City - take 12 (drum overdub on take 5 Guybo)   Unreleased
SL 0002 SILVER 1001 Guybo (v 2) a.k.a. Drum City - take 13 (drum overdub on take 5 Guybo) (Released on SILVER 1001 under the name of The Kelly Four) 2:13 50999 2 67778 2 5
           
  Musicians - Eddie Cochran: vocal, guitar and various guitar overdubs - Connie 'Guybo' Smith: electric bass - Dave Shriver: electric bass - Gene Riggio: drums - Jim Stivers: piano - probably Eddie Cochran and Gene Riggio: drum overdub on ' Guybo' (take 5) - Unidentified: hand clapping overdub.
           
  The release of 'Guybo' on the 4 LP box set "20th Anniversary" ECSP 20 has the engineer and Eddie chatting before the start of take 5. The release of Guybo aka Drum City on the EMI 4 CD Box set 'The Eddie Cochran Story' is the first complete CD version of "Drum City" (02:13), the French CD release 3930581/MAM101 is faded out at 02:03.
           
n.a. Unreleased Lovin' I'm Wastin' - take 1 / false start Darry Weaver   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Lovin' I'm Wastin' - take 2 / false start Darry Weaver   Unreleased
n.a. RSRCD 003 (UK) Lovin' I'm Wastin' - take 3 (master) Darry Weaver 1:56 RSRCD 003
           
n.a. RSR-LP 1009 (UK) Itty Bitty Betty - take 1 (master) Darry Weaver 1:44

BCD 15989 HK

           
n.a. RSR-LP 1009 (UK) Bad Baby Doll - take 1 / false start Darry Weaver 0:04 RSRCD 003
n.a. RSR-LP 1009 (UK) Bad Baby Doll - take 2 / false start Darry Weaver 0:31 RSRCD 003
n.a. RSR-LP 1009 (UK) Bad Baby Doll - take 3 (master) Darry Weaver 1:49 RSRCD 003
           
  Musicians - Darry Weaver: vocal - Eddie Cochran: guitar - Dave Shriver: electric bass - Gene Riggio: drums. 
           
 n.a. RSR-LP 1005 (UK) Chicken Shot Blues - take 1 / false start INSTRUMENTAL 0:39 RSRCD 003
 n.a. RSR-LP 1005 (UK) Chicken Shot Blues - take 2 / false start INSTRUMENTAL 0:57 RSRCD 003
 n.a. RSR-LP 1005 (UK) Chicken Shot Blues - take 3 (master) INSTRUMENTAL 3:04

BCD 15989 HK

           
 n.a. RSR-EP 2005 (UK) Instrumental Blues INSTRUMENTAL 4:26 CDCH 237
           
n.a. Unreleased Eddie's Blues - take 1 INSTRUMENTAL   Unreleased
n.a. LBY 1205 (UK) Eddie's Blues - take 2 INSTRUMENTAL 3:56

BCD 15989 HK

           
n.a. CD ECB 1 (UK) Milk Cow Blues - rehearsal Eddie Cochran 0:09

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. ECSP 20 (UK) Milk Cow Blues - take 1 Eddie Cochran 3:08

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. ECSP 20 (UK) Milk Cow Blues - take 2 / false start Eddie Cochran 0:19

BCD 15989 HK

  LBY 1205 (UK) Milk Cow Blues - take 3 (master) Eddie Cochran 2:39

BCD 15989 HK

           
  Musicians - Eddie Cochran: vocal and guitar - Dave Shriver: electric bass - Gene Riggio: drums - Jim Stivers: piano. Musicians on 'Instrumental Blues' are Eddie Cochran: guitar - Mike Henderson: sax - Jim Stivers: piano - probably Mike Deasy: rhythm guitar - Dave Shriver: electric bass - Gene Riggio: drums. 
   
  Note on Milk Cow Blues: on RSRCD 014: engineer calls take 8 for what is to be take 3. On the EMI CD CDP592809 (Legendary Masters Series) we hear the engineer corrected and he calls take 3. 'Drum City' (SILVER 1001) was made available on the LP United Artists UAS 29163 and in 2006 on the French Magic records label CD 3930581 MAM 101. 'Eddie's Blues' engineer heard on EMI box set EMI CD ECB 1.
   
  'Itty Bitty Betty' also available on CD ROCKSTAR RSRCD 003. 'Milk Cow Blues' (master) also available on CD EMI CDP 592809.
           
 
SILVER 1001 (promo side B)

ACE CDCH 237 (UK)

EMI 50999 2 67778 2 5 (UK)

Bear Family BCD 15989 HK (Ger)


August 25, 1959 (overdubs on 27 August)

 

Johnny Burnette

Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California  
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. Unreleased Ballad Of The One Eyed Jacks - take 1 Johnny Burnette 3:20 Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Ballad Of The One Eyed Jacks - take 2 Johnny Burnette 3:29 Unreleased
n.a. BCK27110 (GER) Ballad Of The One Eyed Jacks - take 2 (+ overdubs) Johnny Burnette 3:29 BCD 16438
           
 n.a. Unreleased Just Keep On Going - take 1 Johnny Burnette 2:10 Unreleased
 n.a. BCK27110 (GER) Just Keep On Going - take 1 (+ overdubs) Johnny Burnette 2:17 BCD 16438
 n.a. Unreleased Just Keep On Going - take 2 Johnny Burnette 2:20 Unreleased
n.a.  Unreleased Just Keep On Going - take 3 (false start) Johnny Burnette   Unreleased
n.a.  Unreleased Just Keep On Going - take 4 Johnny Burnette 2:18 Unreleased
           
n.a. Unreleased Blue School Days - take 1 Johnny Burnette 2:42 Unreleased
n.a. BCK27110 (GER) Blue School Days - take 1 (+ overdubs) Johnny Burnette 2:42 BCD 16438
           
 n.a. Unreleased Just A Memory - take 1 Johnny Burnette 2:08 Unreleased
 n.a. Unreleased Just A Memory - take 2 (false start) Johnny Burnette   Unreleased
 n.a. BCK27110 (GER) Just A Memory - take 3 (master) Johnny Burnette 2:27 BCD 16438
           
n.a. BCK27110 (GER) You're Cheatin' On Me - false start Johnny Burnette 0:35 BCD 16438
 n.a. BCK27110 (GER) You're Cheatin' On Me - take 1 Johnny Burnette 2:20 BCD 16438
 n.a. BCK27110 (GER) You're Cheatin' On Me - take 1 (+ overdubs) Johnny Burnette 2:21 BCD 16438
           
  Musicians - Johnny Burnette: vocal and guitar - Eddie Cochran: guitar - Unidentified: other musicians. Eddie Cochran played acoustic guitar during the session, and overdubbed electric guitar on the 27th. 
   
  On Hydra BCK 27110 is another take of 'Ballad Of The One Eyed Jacks' which is the same as the original. Probably no overdubs on 'Just A Memory'.
           
  For a short biography of Johnny Burnette go to the Eddie Cochran Connection pages.    
           
 
Hydra Records BCK 27110 (Germany)  Session tape box Johnny Burnette Bear Family BCD 16438 (Germany)

August 26, 1959

 

Eddie Cochran

Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California  
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. RSR-LP 1009 (UK) Strollin' Guitar - take 1 INSTRUMENTAL 0:17 RSRCD 003
n.a. RSR-LP 1009 (UK) Strollin' Guitar - track 3 take 1 INSTRUMENTAL 1:03 RSRCD 003
n.a. RSR-LP 1009 (UK) Strollin' Guitar - take overdub 1 INSTRUMENTAL 0:30 RSRCD 003
n.a. Unreleased Strollin' Guitar - track 2 take 1 INSTRUMENTAL   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Strollin' Guitar - track 2 take 2 INSTRUMENTAL   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Strollin' Guitar - track 2 take 3 INSTRUMENTAL   Unreleased
n.a. RSR-LP 1009 (UK) Strollin' Guitar - track 2 take 4 INSTRUMENTAL 1:52 RSRCD 003
SL 0001 SILVER 1001 Strollin' Guitar (master) INSTRUMENTAL 1:50

BCD 15989 HK

           
  Musicians - Eddie Cochran: guitar and guitar overdubs - Unidentified: electric bass and other instruments. 
           
 
SILVER 1001 (promo side A) Rockstar RSR-LP 1009 (UK)

Rockstar RSRCD 003 (UK)

Bear Family BCD 15989 HK (Ger)


August 29, 1959      
Eddie Cochran      
Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California      
n.a. RSRCD 010 (UK) Little Angel - take 1 Eddie Cochran 1:49

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. Unreleased Little Angel - take 2 / false start Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. RSRCD 014 (UK) Little Angel - take 3 Eddie Cochran 1:49

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. Unreleased Little Angel - take 4 / false start Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. EN 26 0532 3 (UK) Little Angel - take 5 / false start Eddie Cochran 0:04

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. EN 26 0532 3 (UK) Little Angel - take 6 / false start Eddie Cochran 0:13

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. EN 26 0532 3 (UK) Little Angel - take 7 Eddie Cochran 1:49 EMI CD ECB 1
n.a. Unreleased Little Angel - take 8 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. RSR-LP 1021 (UK) Little Angel - take 9 Eddie Cochran 2:04

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. ECSP 20 (UK) Little Angel - take 10 Eddie Cochran 1:53

BCD 15989 HK

           
n.a. EN 26 0532 3 (UK) My Love To Remember (version 5) take 1 Eddie Cochran 0:17

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. EN 26 0532 3 (UK) My Love To Remember (version 5) take 2 Eddie Cochran 0:02

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. EN 26 0532 3 (UK) My Love To Remember (version 5) take 3 Eddie Cochran 1:55

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. Unreleased My Love To Remember (version 5) take 4 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased My Love To Remember (version 5) take 5 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased My Love To Remember (version 5) take 6 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased My Love To Remember (version 5) take 7 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased My Love To Remember (version 5) take 8 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased My Love To Remember (version 5) take 9 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. UAS 29163 (UK) My Love To Remember (version 5) take 10 1:54

BCD 15989 HK

         
  Musicians - Eddie Cochran: vocal and guitar - Mike Henderson and Mike Deasy: saxophones (one sax only on 'My Love To Remember') - Jim Stivers: piano - Dave Shriver: electric bass - Gene Riggio: drums. 
         
  Contrary to information in the EMI boxset EMI CD ECB 1 booklet the first take of 'Little Angel' is not a false start but a complete take and issued on Rockstar RSRCD010.
  'Little Angel' take 1 also available on CD ROCKSTAR RSRCD 010, take 3 also available on ROCKSTAR RSRCD 014, take 5 and 6 also available on EMI CD ECB 1. 'My Love To Remember' (version 5) take 1, 2 and 3 are also available on CD EMI CD ECB 1.
   
LIBERTY LRP 3220 Little Angel - take 10 (Snuff Garrett overdubs) Eddie Cochran 1:53

BCD 15989 HK

           
Guitar overdubs on 'Little Angel' (take 10) produced by Snuff Garrett possibly July 20, 1962 at Liberty Custom Recorders, Hollywood California. Leader: Tommy Allsup.
   
  'Little Angel' - take 10 (Snuff Garrett overdubs) is also available on CD EMI E2-80240.
         
 
Liberty EN 2605323 (UK) United Artists ECSP 20 (UK) EMI E2-80240 (US CD)

Bear Family BCD 15989 HK (Ger)


August 31, 1959

 
Eddie Cochran  
Gold Star Studio - Hollywood, California  
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. Unreleased Hallelujah! I Love Her So - take 1 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Hallelujah! I Love Her So - take 2 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Hallelujah! I Love Her So - take 3 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Hallelujah! I Love Her So - take 4 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Hallelujah! I Love Her So - take 5 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Hallelujah! I Love Her So - take 6 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Hallelujah! I Love Her So - take 7 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Hallelujah! I Love Her So - take 8 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Hallelujah! I Love Her So - take 9 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Hallelujah! I Love Her So - take 10 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Hallelujah! I Love Her So - take 11 Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. RSRCD 026 (UK) Hallelujah! I Love Her So - take 12 (without echo / without strings) 2:17 RSRCD 026
n.a. ECSP 20 (UK) Hallelujah! I Love Her So - take 12 (with echo / without strings) 2:17

BCD 15989 HK

 
Musicians - Eddie Cochran: vocal, guitar and piano - Dave Shriver: electric bass - Gene Riggio: drums  - Mike Henderson and Mike Deasy: saxophones.
 
'Hallelujah! I LOve Her So (with echo / without strings) is also available on EMI CD ECB 1.
 
 
Liberty EN 26 0532 3 (UK)

Rockstar RSRCD 026 (UK)

 

Bear Family BCD 15989 HK (Ger)


Summer - Autumn 1959 (exact recording date unknown)

 

Eddie Cochran

Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California  
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. RSR-EP 2012 (UK) Jelly Bean - take 1 Eddie Cochran 2:02

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. RSR-LP 1009 (UK) Jelly Bean - take 2 / false start Eddie Cochran 0:14

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. RSR-LP 1019 (UK) Jelly Bean - take 3 Eddie Cochran 1:59

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. RSRCD 001 (UK) Jelly Bean - take 4 / false start Eddie Cochran 0:26

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. RSRCD 001 (UK) Jelly Bean - take 5 Eddie Cochran 2:04

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. Unreleased Jelly Bean - take 6 / false start Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased Jelly Bean - take 7 / false start Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. RSR-LP 1009 (UK) Jelly Bean - take 8 / long false start Eddie Cochran 1:30

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. RSR-LP 1009 (UK) Jelly Bean - take 9 / false start Eddie Cochran 0:08

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. RSR-LP 1009 (UK) Jelly Bean - take 10 Eddie Cochran 2:05

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. Unreleased Jelly Bean - take 11 / false start Eddie Cochran   Unreleased
n.a. RSR-LP 1021 (UK) Jelly Bean - take 12 (backing track "track 2") Eddie Cochran 2:06 RSRCD 014
           
n.a. CFRC 505 (UK) Don't Bye, Bye Baby Me - take 1 Eddie Cochran 2:14

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. RSR-LP 1009 (UK) Don't Bye, Bye Baby Me - take 2 / false start Eddie Cochran 0:09

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. RSR-LP 1019 (UK) Don't Bye, Bye Baby Me - take 3 Eddie Cochran  

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. RSR-LP 1009 (UK) Don't Bye, Bye Baby Me - take 4 Eddie Cochran 2:23

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. RSR-LP 1021 (UK) Don't Bye, Bye Baby Me - take 4 (hand claps overdub) Eddie Cochran 2:23

BCD 15989 HK

n.a.  RSR-EP 2012 (UK) Don't Bye, Bye Baby Me - take 4 (master - includes hand claps and train noise overdub Eddie Cochran 2:36

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. RSRCD 031 (UK) Don't Bye, Bye Baby Me (additional backing track) Eddie Cochran 2:27 RSRCD 031
           
  Musicians - Eddie Cochran: vocal and guitar - Connie 'Guybo' Smith: electric bass - Earl Palmer: drums - (possibly) Ray Johnson: piano - The Johnny Mann Chorus: chorus and hand clapping.
           
 

'Jelly Bean' take 12 (backing track) is announced by the engineer as “track 2” on Rockstar LP RSR-LP 1021 and Rockstar CD RSRCD 014.

   
  'Jelly Bean' take 1 also available on EMI CD ECB 1, take 2 also available on ROCKSTAR RSRCD 003, take 3 also available on ROCKSTAR RSRCD 010, take 4 and 5 also available on ROCKSTAR RSRCD 001, take 8, 9 and 10 also available on ROCKSTAR RSRCD 003. 'Don't Bye, Bye Baby Me' take 1 also available on ROCKSTAR RSRCD 010, take 2 and 4 also available on ROCKSTAR RSRCD 003, take 4 (master with hand claps and train overdub) also available on ROCKSTAR RSRCD 014.
   
 
 
Rockstar RSR-EP 2012 (UK) Conifer CFRC 505 (UK)

Rockstar RSRCD 031 (UK)

Bear Family BCD 15989 HK (Ger)


Late (Summer) 1959

 

Jewel Akens & Eddie Daniels

Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California   
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
SL 0009 SILVER 1004 Opportunity Jewel Akens & Eddie Daniels 1:52 RSRCD 009
SL 0010 SILVER 1004 Doin' The Hully Gully Jewel Akens & Eddie Daniels 2:43 RSRCD 009
SILVER 1008 Who Can I Count On Jewel Akens & Eddie Daniels 2:19 RSRCD 009
   
  Musicians - Jewel Akens and Eddie Daniels: vocals - Eddie Cochran: guitar - probably Mike Henderson: saxophone - almost certainly members of The Kelly Four: rhythm guitar, electric bass and drums. 
   
  For a short biography of Jewel Akens go to the Eddie Cochran Connection pages.
   
 

Silver 1004 (side A promo)

Silver 1004 (side B) Jewel Akens

Rockstar RSRCD 010 (UK)


Late (Summer) 1959

 
Eddie Daniels  

Los Angeles - California, California

 
Matrix nr Original release   Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. Unreleased   I Wanna Know - take 1 STEREO Eddie Daniels   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased   I Wanna Know - take 2 STEREO Eddie Daniels   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased   I Wanna Know - take 3 STEREO Eddie Daniels   Unreleased
n.a. RSRCD 014 (UK)   I Wanna Know - take 4 MONO Eddie Daniels 1:40  RSRCD 014
n.a. Unreleased I Wanna Know - take 5 STEREO Eddie Daniels Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased   I Wanna Know - take 6 STEREO Eddie Daniels   Unreleased
n.a. RSRCD 003 (UK)   I Wanna Know - take 7 / false start STEREO Eddie Daniels 0:18 RSRCD 003
n.a. RSRCD 003 (UK)   I Wanna Know - take 8 (MASTER) STEREO Eddie Daniels 1:40 RSRCD 003
             
n.a. Unreleased   Uh Oh Little Girl - take 1 STEREO Eddie Daniels   Unreleased
n.a. RSRCD 003 (UK)   Uh Oh Little Girl - take 2 / false start STEREO Eddie Daniels 0:09 RSRCD 003
n.a. Unreleased   Uh Oh Little Girl - take 3 STEREO Eddie Daniels   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased   Uh Oh Little Girl - take 4 STEREO Eddie Daniels   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased   Uh Oh Little Girl - take 5 STEREO Eddie Daniels   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased   Uh Oh Little Girl - take 6 STEREO Eddie Daniels   Unreleased
n.a. RSRCD 003 (UK)   Uh Oh Little Girl - take 7 (MASTER) STEREO Eddie Daniels 2:08 RSRCD 003
             
  Musicians - Eddie Daniels: vocal - Eddie Cochran: guitar - Unidentified: other musicians.
   
  Eddie Daniels recorded a different arrangement of 'I Wanna Know' for the Ebb label (Ebb 133).
             
 
 
 

Rockstar RSRCD 014 (UK)

Rockstar RSRCD 003 (UK)


Late (Summer) 1959

 
John Ashley  

Los Angeles - California, California

 
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. Unreleased I Can't Let You Go - take 1 STEREO John Ashley   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased I Can't Let You Go - take 2 STEREO John Ashley   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased I Can't Let You Go - take 3 STEREO John Ashley   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased I Can't Let You Go - take 4 STEREO John Ashley   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased I Can't Let You Go - take 5 STEREO John Ashley   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased I Can't Let You Go - take 6 STEREO John Ashley   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased I Can't Let You Go - take 7 STEREO John Ashley   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased I Can't Let You Go - take 8 STEREO John Ashley   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased I Can't Let You Go - take 9 STEREO John Ashley   Unreleased
n.a. Unreleased I Can't Let You Go - take 10 STEREO John Ashley   Unreleased
n.a RSRCD 003 (UK) I Can't Let You Go - take 11 (master) STEREO John Ashley 1:47 RSRCD 003
           
  Musicians - John Ashley: vocal - Eddie Cochran: guitar - Unidentified: other musicians. 
   
  Hydra Records mentions in their booklet BCK 27114 takes 4, 9 and 10 as unreleased.
           
  For a short biography of John Ashley go to the Eddie Cochran Connection pages.
           
 

John Ashley

Rockstar RSRCD 003 (UK)


Late (Summer) 1959

 

The Kelly Four

Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California  
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
CA-5001 SILVER 1006 So Fine, Be Mine INSTRUMENTAL 2:03

DCA 108282 (FR)

           
  Musicians -  Eddie Cochran: rhythm guitar - probably Mike Henderson: saxophone - Mike Deasy: guitar - Dave Shriver: electric bass - Gene Riggio: drums - Unidentified: vocal chorus on 'So Fine, Be Mine'.
   
  Also recorded on this session was 'Annie Has A Party' (matrix CA-5002) the B-side of 'So Fine, Be Mine' on Crest 1006. Contrary to belief Eddie Cochran is not playing any of the instruments on this instrumental although Eddie did contribute some ideas on the session to the Kelly Four (confirmed by Tony Barrett). A speeded-up version of 'Annie Has A Party' was also released on CREST 1088 in 1961 by the Gee Cees. 'Annie Had A Party' (normal speed) was released on Candix 325 by The Kelly Four in 1962. 'So Fine Be Mine' and 'Annie Has A Party' were made available on Rockstar RSR-LP 1019 and United Artists UAS 29163. 'So Fine, Be Mine' is available on the rare French CD The Early Years Vol.1 (Musidisc/DCA 108282), released in 1991.
           
 
 
Silver 1006 (side A) Silver 1006 (side A)

The Kelly Four

Musidisc DCA 108282 (France)

Late 1959

 

Eddie Cochran

Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California   
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. RSR-LP 1021 (UK) Fourth Man Theme (track 1, take 1 (false start)) INSTRUMENTAL

0:16

RSRCD 003

n.a. RSR-LP 1021 (UK) Fourth Man Theme (track 1, take 1) INSTRUMENTAL

1:59

RSRCD 003

n.a. UAS 29163 (UK) Fourth Man Theme (master) INSTRUMENTAL

1:59

CD ECB 1

           
CM-1128 CREST 1101 Song Of New Orleans
(Fourth Man Theme + overdubs)
INSTRUMENTAL

1:55

BCD 15989 HK

           
  Musicians -  Eddie Cochran: acoustic guitar and acoustic guitar overdubs - Connie 'Guybo' Smith: electric bass.
   
  'Fourth Man Theme' plus an extra guitar overdub by Eddie was issued as 'Song Of New Orleans' on CREST 1101 in 1961. The release of 'Fourth Man Theme' on the 4 LP box set "20th Anniversary" ECSP 20 has a count-in by the engineer.
 

 

  'Song Of New Orleans' is also available on CD ROCKSTAR RSRCD 014.
           
 
CREST 1101 (side A) United Artists UAS 29163 (UK) Rockstar RSR-LP 1021 (UK)

Bear Family BCD 15989 HK (Ger)


Late 1959

 

Buddy Lowe

Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California  
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
IM 2674  X5680 It Happened To Me Buddy Lowe 2:25  Not available on CD
n.a. CD ECB 1 It Happened To Me (alternate guitar solo - 'dry' binaural version) Buddy Lowe 2:25 CD ECB 1
           
  Musicians -  Buddy Lowe: vocal - Eddie Cochran: guitar - Unidentified: piano, electric bass, drums and female chorus.
           
 

IMPERIAL X5680 IMPERIAL X5680 (promo)

IMPERIAL X5680 (promo)

EMI CD ECB 1 (UK)

Late 1959

 
Bob Orrison
Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California   
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
LB-1050 F-55237 Sarah Lee Bob Orrison 1:57 CD-55001 
           
  Musicians -  Bob Orrison: vocal - Eddie Cochran:guitar - Unidentified: piano, electric bass and percussion.
   
  Bob Orrison backed up the self-penned 'Sarah Lee' in 1960 with inspiration from his favorite frozen cake. It was produced by Global Productions and rumoured to feature Eddie Cochran on guitar. Some 13 songs in the BMI files list Robert P. Orrison as writer or co-writer (booklet CD-55001).
           
 
Liberty F-55237 (side A) Liberty F-55237 (promo side A)  Liberty F-55237 (promo side A)  CD-55001 (European Union)

Late 1959

 

Eddie Cochran

Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California   
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. LBY 1205 (UK) Hammy Blues INSTRUMENTAL 1:41

BCD 15989 HK

  Musicians -  Eddie Cochran: guitar and guitar overdubs. Unidentified: other instruments.
   
  'Hammy Blues' is also available on CD EMI CD ECB 1.
           
 
Liberty 1205 (UK) Liberty 1205 (UK) Goldstar Studio 1959

Bear Family BCD 15989 HK (Ger)


1959 (recording date unknown)

Eddie Cochran

Hollywood

Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. RSR-EP 2004 (UK) Shotgun Wedding Theme INSTRUMENTAL 1:36 DCA 108292 (FR)
n.a. RSR-EP 2006 (UK) Country Jam INSTRUMENTAL 1:57 CD ECB 1
Musicians - Eddie Cochran: guitar - Unidentified: piano, electric bass, drums and chorus. 
According to Jerry Capehart these instrumentals are from the soundtrack from: 'Shotgun Wedding Theme'. A movie with that name wasn't released until 1963. 'Shotgun Wedding Theme' was also made available on Rockstar RSR-LP 1005 and on the rare French CD 'Eddie Forever Vol.2' (Musidisc/DCA 108292), released in 1991.

Rockstar RSR-EP 2004 (UK)

Rockstar RSR-EP 2006 (UK)

CD Musidisc / DCA 108292 (France)

EMI CD ECB 1 (UK)

October 1959

 
Eddie Cochran
Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California   
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. RSRCD 031 Have An Apple Dearie aka Big Red Apple - take 1 INSTRUMENTAL 2:28 RSRCD 031
n.a. RSR EP 2009 (UK) Have An Apple Dearie aka Big Red Apple - take 2 INSTRUMENTAL 2:24 RSRCD 010
           
  Musicians -  Eddie Cochran: guitar - Mike Henderson and Mike Deasy: saxophones - Jim Stivers: piano - Dave Shriver: electric bass - Gene Riggio: drums - Stan Ross: novelty vocal effects.
   
 
 

 

Rockstar RSR-EP 2009 (UK)

 

Rockstar RSRCD 031 (UK)

Rockstar RSRCD 010 (UK)


October 1959

 
Eddie Cochran
(possibly) Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California  
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. LBY 1205 (UK) Jam Sand-Witch INSTRUMENTAL 2:28

BCD 15989 HK

           
  Musicians -  Eddie Cochran: guitar - Plas Johnson: tenor saxophone - Ray Johnson: piano - Red Callender: electric bass - Earl Palmer: drums.
   
  'Jam Sand-Witch' also available on CD EMI CD ECB 1 and ROCKSTAR RSRCD 026.
   
 

 

Goldstar acetate 'Jam San-Witch' Liberty 1205 (UK)  

Bear Family BCD 15989 HK (Ger)


October 21, 1959 (plus additional mixing on October 22)

 
Eddie Cochran (overdub session on version from august 1959)
Liberty Custom Recorders - Hollywood, California   
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
LB-1007 F-55217 Hallelujah! I Love Her So - take 12 (with strings) take S/11 (MONO) 2:17

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. RSR-LP 1008 (UK) Hallelujah! I Love Her So - take 12 (with strings) take S/11 (STEREO) 2:17

BCD 15989 HK

           
  Musicians -  Eddie Cochran: vocal, guitar and piano - Dave Shriver: electric bass - Gene Riggio: drums - Mike Henderson and Mike Deasy: saxophones -Unidentified: string orchestra overdub.
           
  Eddie Cochran intended 'Hallelujah! I Love Her So' (take 12 plus echo / no strings) as the final master. Snuffy Garrett overdubbed the strings on this version and Liberty released it as Liberty F-55217. The stereo version is created by overdubbing the strings in stereo.
   
  'Hallelujah! I Love Her So' MONO also available on CD EMI 7243 5 33631 2 3 (UK CD). 'Hallelujah! I Love Her So' STEREO also available on CD ROCKSTAR RSRCD 026.
           
 
 
Liberty F-55217 (side A)   Rockstar RSR-LP 1008 (UK)

Bear Family BCD 15989 HK (Ger)


October 23, 1959

 

Eddie Cochran (overdub session on version from august 26, 1959)

Goldstar Studio - Hollywood, California   
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
LB-1008 F-55217 Little Angel - take 10 (chorus overdub) Eddie Cochran 1:53

BCD 15989 HK

n.a. RSR-LP 1008 (UK) Little Angel - take 10 (chorus overdub) STEREO Eddie Cochran 1:53

BCD 15989 HK

n.a.

BCD 15989 HK (UK)

Little Angel - take 10 (STEREO / string overdub) Eddie Cochran 1:53

BCD 15989 HK

           
  Musicians - Eddie Cochran: vocal and guitar - Mike Henderson and Mike Deasy: saxophones - Dave Shriver: electric bass - Gene Riggio: drums - probably Jim Stivers: piano - Unidentified: chorus overdub.
           
  Little Angel - take 10 (STEREO / string overdub) possibly overdubbed October 23, 1959 at Goldstar Studio.
   
  Little Angel - take 10 (chorus overdub / STEREO) also available on CD ROCKSTAR RSRCD 026.
           
 
Liberty F-55217 (side B) Liberty F-55217 (company sleeve) Rockstar RSR-LP 1008 (UK)

Bear Family BCD 15989 HK (Ger)


November 13, 1959

 
The Kelly Four  

Unknown recording location

 
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. RSRCD 010 (UK) Did You Ever The Kelly Four

1:58

RSRCD 010
           
  Musicians - possibly Jewel Akens and Eddie Daniels: vocals - Eddie Cochran: guitar and back ground vocal - Unidentified: other musicians.
           
  Recording date 13 November 1959 as stated on the acetate.
 

 

 

Rockstar RSRCD 010 (UK)


Late 1959  (recording date unknown)

 
Eddie Cochran & Sharon Sheeley  

Unknown recording location

 
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a.   High Hopes (fragment of home recording) Eddie Cochran & Sharon Sheeley 0:06 RSRCD 030
           
  Musicians - Eddie Cochran: vocal - Sharon Sheeley: vocal.
   
  A 19 seconds version of 'High Hopes' is available on the bootleg release  'Eddie Cochran - Rock and Roll Blues' LN 90503. This version includes some extra talk by Sharon and Eddie.
           
 

Eddie Cochran & Sharon Sheeley

Rockstar RSRCD 030 (UK)

Probably 1959 (recording date unknown)

 
Eddie Cochran  

Unknown recording location

 
Matrix nr Original release Title

Vocal

Time

Available on
n.a. RSRCD 014 (UK) Rain INSTRUMENTAL 2:45 RSRCD 014
           
  Musicians - Eddie Cochran: guitar.
           
  While in Glasgow, February 1960, Eddie Cochran played a tune for Duane Eddy called 'Rain' which he had written with Eddy in mind. It is not certain if 'Rain' from the acetate is the same tune.
           
 

Goldstar Studio acetate 'Rain'

Eddie Cochran and Duane Eddy backstage at the Glasgow Empire February 1960

Rockstar RSRCD 014 (UK)

     

Thanks to Terry Gordon (Rockin' Country Style) for the scans of Liberty F-55177, F-55203, F-44018 (Gerd Miller). Thanks Uli Kisker for the info and scan of the French CD release of 'Shotgun Wedding Theme' and playing time on 'Rock 'n' Roll Blues' (unknown take #2), 'Think Of Me' (take 14 with alternate female chorus) and 'Think Of Me' (unknown alternate take). 'Thanks to Tony Barrett for pointing out the differences between the 'Think Of Me' versions. Stuart Colman for additional information on Teenage Heaven session: Irving Asby: guitar, Conrad 'Guybo' Smith: bass, Ray Johnson: piano, Jewell Grant: saxophone, Jackie Kelso: saxophone. Stuart Colman information on the Snuff Garrett overdub sessions. Wayne Dale for information on Milk Cow Blues and My Love To Remember. Thanks to Terry Gordon (Rockin' Country Style) for the scans of Silver 1001 (A promo) (Udo Frank) and Liberty F-55217. Thanks Uli Kisker for 'Little Angel' take 9 info and correction on 'Hallelujah! I Love Her So' and playing times on 'Hallelujah! I Love Her So' (take 12), 'Little Angel' (take 9), 'My Love To Remember' (version 5 - take 10 - with sax and guitar overdub) and 'Guybo' pre-take info. Thanks Josep Rulló for his research on the correct sequence / take info on 'Milk Cow Blues' and correct take info on 'Little Angel' and take info on 'Éddie's Blues'. Thanks to Tony Barrett for corrections on 'My Love To Remember' sessions pointing out there was no sax overdub and no guitar overdub. Thanks Kimmo Nieminen for providing information on 'Hallelujah! I Love Her So Sessions.' Stuart Colman for recording date of ´Little Angel´ and´My Love To Remember´ August 29, 1959. Stuart Colman information on the Little Angel take 10 overdub sessions. Uli Kisker for pointing out that 'Guybo' aka 'Drum City' released on the EMI 4 CD Box set 'The Eddie Cochran Story' is the first complete CD version of "Drum City" (02:13). Terry Gordon (Rockin' Country Style) for the scans of Silver 1004 (Gerd Miller), Liberty F-55217, Candix 325 (promo) (Udo Frank). Thanks Uli Kisker for the info on the French CD release of 'So Fine, Be Mine' and corrections on 'Hallelujah! I Love Her So', playing times on 'Annie Has A Party' (version speeded up) and The Scream (take 7 master) and count-in info on 'Fourth Man Theme'. Thanks to Josep Rulló for detailed corrections and additions to the 'Jelly Bean' and 'Don't Bye, Bye Baby Me' session and info on 'It Happened To Me' binaural version on EMI box set. Thanks Tony Barrett for session information on 'Annie Has A Party' and 'The Scream' which both have no Eddie Cochran involvement and therefore excluded form the sessions pages. Thanks Kimmo Nieminen for providing information on 'Hallelujah! I Love Her So Sessions.' Stuart Colman information on the Little Angel take 10 overdub sessions.