Tapio's Top Artists and Song Lists

By Tapio Vaisanen - tapiov@pcuf.fi - Posted November 17, 2002

Here is my top ten list today, though I would classify Eddie, Dale, Ronnie & Gene as rock'n roll artists.

Eddie Cochran
Dale Hawkins
Charlie Feathers
Ronnie Hawkins
Elvis, Scotty & Bill
Carl Perkins
Johnny & Dorsey Burnette
Gene Summers
Billy Fury
Bob Luman

Recently we had a discussion what's rockabilly and what's rock'n roll. This is one of those subjects that we have had on these mailing lists at least 100 times. I posted the following list to original rockabilly mailing list, it's my definition of rockabilly, 100 artists, 100 songs, usually with wild hiccup vocals, guitar break and upright bass.

01 Elvis, Scotty & Bill: That's All Right (Mama)
02 Tommy Lam: Speed Limit
03 Pat Cupp & His Flying Saucers: Long Gone Daddy
04 Bob Luman with Mac Curtis Band: In The Deep Dark Jungle
05 Glen Glenn: Everybody's Movin'
06 Eddie Bond & The Stompers: Boppin' Bonnie
07 Charlie Feathers: One Hand Loose
08 Sleepy La Beef: All The Time
09 Mac Curtis: Granddaddy's Rockin'
10 Jimmy Haggett: How Come You Do Me?
11 Carl Perkins: Honey Don't
12 Al Ferrier: Blues Stop Knocking
13 Don Willis: Boppin' High School Baby
14 Hal Harris: Jitterbop Baby
15 Hayden Thompson: Love My Baby
16 Curtis Gordon: Rock, Roll Jump & Jive
17 Jimmy Patton: Okie's In The Pokie
18 Surf Riders: I'm Out
19 Roy Orbison: Ooby Dooby
20 Tyrone Schmidling: You're Gone I'm Left
21 Bobby Crown: One Way Ticket
22 The Lonesome Drifter: Eager Boy
23 David Ray: Lonesome Baby Blues
24 Andy Starr: Rockin' Rollin' Stone
25 Corky Jones: Hot Dog
26 Steve Carl With The Jags: Curfew
27 Ronnie Self: Pretty Bad Blues
28 Ray Scott: Boppin' Wigwam Willie
29 Roc LaRue with The Three Pals: Baby Take Me Back
30 Jack Scott: Two Timin' Woman
31 Jackie Morningstar: Rockin' In The Graveyard
32 Larry Hart: Freight Train
33 Tom Tall & His Tom Kats: Stack A Records
34 Hank Sanders: Been Gone A Long Time
35 Jack Earls: Slow Down
36 Royce Porter: Lookin'
37 Johnny Burnette Trio: Tear It Up
38 Buddy Holly & The Crickets: Blue Days Black Nights
39 Johnny Carroll: Hot Rock
40 Larry Donn: Honey Bun
41 Curtis Johnson & The Windjammers: Baby Baby
42 Billy Fury: My Advice
43 Alvis Wayne: Sleep, Rock-aRoll, Rock-a-Baby
44 Billy "Curley" Barrix: Cool Off Baby
45 Sammy Masters: Pink Cadillac
46 Maynard Horlick: Do The Bop!
47 "Uncle" Buck Lite: Mr. Ducktail
48 Herbie Duncan: Hot Lips Baby
49 Johnny Powers: Long Blond Hair
50 Benny Joy: Spin The Bottle
51 Jimmy Pritchett: That's The Way I Feel
52 Gene Sisco: Turning The Tables
53 Don Gibson: I Ain't-A Studyin' You Baby
54 Wiley Barkdull: I Ain't Gonna Waste My Time
55 Johnny Jano: Some Other Time
56 Norman Witcher: Somebody's Been Rocking My Boat
57 Don Cole: Snake Eyed Mama
58 The Rhythm Rockers: Jukebox, Help Me Find My Baby
59 Danny Dill: Hungry For Your Lovin'
60 Lloyd McCollough: Half My Fault
61 Bill Browning & The Echo Valley Boys: Wash Machine Boogie
62 Junior Thompson With The Meteors: Raw Deal
63 Ray Smith: Willing & Ready
64 Tommy Spurlin: Hang Loose
65 Hender Saul: I Ain't Gonna Rock Tonite
66 Floyd Lee: Go Boy
67 Wayne Williams And The Sure Shots: Red Hot Mama
68 Howie Stange With Jim Flaherty's Caravan: Real Gone Daddy
69 Jimmy Stayton And His Rocka-Bye Band: You're Gonna Treat Me Right
70 Bob And The Rockabillies: Your Kind Of Love
71 Orangie Ray Hubbard: Sweet Love
72 Dorsey Burnette: Bertha Lou
73 Joey Castle: Rock'n'Roll Daddy-O
74 Rudy Grayzell: Ducktail
75 Edwin Bruce: Rock Boppin' Baby
76 Sparkle Moore: Skull & Crossbones
77 Barbara Pittman: I'm Getting Better All The Time
78 Hank Mizell: Jungle Rock
79 Rick Nelson: One Of These Mornings
80 Eddie Cash & The Cashiers: Doing All Right
81 Roy Moss: You're My Big Baby Now
82 Werly Fairburn: I'm a Fool About Your Love
83 Carl Junior And The Martinaires: Look Who's Lonely
84 Russell Spears: Beggin' Time
85 Ray Campi: Play It Cool
86 Jackie Lee Cochran: Mama Don't You Think I Know
87 Skeets McDonald w/Eddie Cochran: Heart Breakin' Mama
88 Don Wade: Gone Gone Gone
89 Bud Landon & The Rhythm Masters: Runnin' Man
90 Marty Robbins: Pretty Mama
91 Danny Reeves: I'm a Hobo
92 Andy Anderson: Johnny Valentine (Sun version)
93 Curtis Potter: I'm A Real Glad Daddy
94 Buck Griffin: Stutterin' Papa
95 Sonny Fisher & The Rocking Boys: Rockin' Daddy
96 Wade & Dick: Bop Bop Baby
97 Gene "Bo" Davis w/Eddie Cochran: Drowning All My Sorrows
98 The Van Brothers: Servant Of Love
99 Joe Griffith: Big Sandy
100 Allen Page: Dateless Night

Here's another list - 110 rock'n roll songs, in no particular order. As you can see it's slightly different from my rockabilly listing. More variety, vocal groups, sax, piano...

01 Dale Hawkins: Tornado
02 Ronnie Hawkins: Who Do You Love?
03 Joe Bennett and the Sparkletones: Black Slacks
04 Jerry Byrne: Lights Out
05 Jerry McCain: Cutie Named Judie
06 Mickey Hawks: Screamin' Mimi Jeanie
07 Wee Willie Harris: Rockin' At The 2'I's
08 Eddie Cochran: Nervous Breakdown
09 Jerry Lee Lewis: Lewis Boogie
10 Gene Vincent: Race With The Devil
11 Danny And The Juniors: Rock'n Roll Is Here To Stay
12 Ruth Brown: This Little Girl's Gone Rockin'
  13 Bobby Freeman: Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes
14 Kid Tomas: Rockin' This Joint Tonite
15 Bill Haley: Rock The Joint
16 Larry Williams: Bony Moronie
17 The Five Royales: Right Around The Corner
18 Gene Summers: School Of Rock and Roll
19 The Dominoes: Sixty Minute Man
20 Ronnie Dawson: Congratulations To Me
21 Rod Willis: The Cat
22 Big Joe Turner: Boogie Woogie Country Girl
23 Little Richard: She's Got It
24 Johnny Kidd: Please Don't Touch
25 Ron Holden: My Babe
26 Frankie Ford: Sea Cruise
27 Screamin' Jay Hawkins: Frenzy
28 Fats Domino: I'm Ready
29 Roy Montrell: That Mellow Saxophone
30 Chuck Berry: You Never Can Tell
31 Al Jones: Mad Mad World
32 Troyce Key: Watch Your Mouth
33 Strange Loves: I'm On Fire
34 Sam Butera: Bim Bam
35 Crash Craddock: I Want That
36 Glen Bland: When My Baby Passes By
37 Vince Taylor: Brand New Cadillac
38 Chuck Howard: Joy Gray
39 Cliff Richard: Choppin' 'n' Changin'
40 Arthur Alexander: Sally Sue Brown
41 Ray Charles: Unchain My Heart
42 Lonnie Mack: Wham!
43 The Falcons: You're So Fine
44 Cadillacs: Gloria
45 Silvatones: Roses Are Blooming
46 Johnny Cash: Ring of Fire
47 Charlie Rich: Midnight Blues
48 Big Maybelle: Whole Lot-ta Shakin' Goin' On
49 Warner Mack: Baby
50 Bop-Chords: Castle In The Sky
51 Dubs: Could This Be Magic
52 Eddie Sulik: Bye Be My Baby
53 The Platters: He's Mine
54 Darry Weaver: Edge Of Town
55 Coasters: Down In Mexico
56 Del-Mars: Snacky Poo
57 Johnny Winter: I Won't Believe It
58 Gary Hodge: Not For Love Or Money
59 LaVern Baker: Bumble Bee
60 Raiders: What Time Is It?
61 Jimmy Witter: What Are Little Girls Made Of?
62 Vibes: Pretty Baby
63 Sweetpea Johnson: How Come My Dog Don't Growl At You?
64 Trini Lopez: The Search Goes On
65 The Impressions: For Your Precious Love
66 Huey 'Piano' Smith: Rocking Pneumonia and Boogie Woogie Flu
67 Gallahads: Lonely Guy
68 Kip Tyler: Vagabond Mama
69 Jackie & The Starlites: Valerie
70 Jody Reynolds: Endless Sleep
71 Paul Revere & the Raiders: Beatnick Sticks
72 James Brown: Try Me
73 Sonny Burgess: Sadie's Back In Town
74 Dr. Horse: Jack, That Cat Was Clean
75 Link Wray: Rumble
76 Bobby Sykes: A Touch Of Loving 
77 Solomon Burke: Be Bop Grandma
78 Frank Pizani: Angry
79 Flash Terry: Cool It
80 Ronnie Haig: Money Is The Thing Of The Past
81 Leroy Washington: Wild Cherry
82 Wynn Stewart: Come On
83 Chuck Willis: Hang Up My Rock & Roll Shoes
84 Tommy Bell: Midnight Dreams
85 Chuck Wiley: I Wanna Dance All Night
86 Everly Brothers: Cathy's Clown
87 Ed Forsyth: Come On Everybody
88 Jesse James: Red Hot Rockin' Blues
89 Jacks: Why Don't You Write Me
90 Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters: Money Honey
91 Hi-Liters: Dance Me To Death
92 Elvis Presley: Heartbreak Hotel
93 Curtis Lee: Pretty Little Angel Eyes
94 Catalinas: Speechless
95 Jesse Belvin: Dream Girl
96 Scott Engel: Good For Nothin'
97 Fabian: Got The Feeling
98 Rodger & The Tempests: Bad Bad Way
99 Roy Buchanan: Mule Train Stomp
100 Crickets: Someone Someone
101 Wanda Jackson: Funnel Of Love
102 Dion: Drip Drop
103 Chan Romero: I Want Some More
104 Tommy Sands: The Worryin' Kind
105 Joyce Green: Black Cadillac
106 The Titans: Don't You Just Know It
107 Tommy Blake: $Folding Money$
108 Jimmy Lloyd: Where The Rio De Rosa Flows
109 Richard Berry: Have Love Will Travel
110 Screaming Lord Sutch: Jack The Ripper
           I could go on and on, The Clovers, Clyde Stacy, Hank Ballard, Johnny Otis, John & Jackie, Bo Diddley, Esquaerita ... and zillion others...
- Tapio

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