BILLY MURE





SINGLES

COSMIC 1001 BILLY MUREHaunted Guitar / (reverse by Syd Lawrence and Friends: The Answer To The Flying Saucer U.F.O. Men From Mars)
(Note: there is also another edition of Cosmic 1001 containing the Syd Lawrence and Friends side backed with 'There Has To Be You' by Peggy Scott)
1956 US
CABOT CA-122 THE DADDY-O'S (feat. Billy Mure:gtr)Got A Match? / Have A Cigar!
(a-side Billboard/pop #39)
1958 US
CABOT CA-125 THE DADDY-O'S (feat. Billy Mure:gtr)Pow! / Don't Bother Me1958 US
RCA 47-7394 BILLY MURETara Lara / Haggis Baggis1958 US
M-G-M 12860 BILLY MUREHigh Tide Boogie / Lover's Guitar1959 US
UNITED ARTISTS UA 154 THE WILD-CATS (feat. Billy Mure:gtr)Gazachstahagen / Billy's Cha Cha
(a-side Billboard/pop #57)
1959 US
LONDON HLT 8787 THE WILD-CATS (feat. Billy Mure:gtr)Gazachstahagen / Billy's Cha Cha1959 UK
SPLASH 45-800 THE TRUMPETEERS, DIRECTED BY BILLY MURE (prob. feat. Billy Mure:gtr)A String Of Trumpets / Tea And Trumpets
(a-side Billboard/pop #64)
1959 US
FELSTED AF 120 (45/78rpm) THE TRUMPETEERS, DIRECTED BY BILLY MURE (prob. feat. Billy Mure:gtr)String Of Trumpets / Tea And Trumpets1959 UK
PARIS 545 BILLY MUREAmbush / Theme For The Lonely1960 US
JUBILEE 45-5388 BILLY MUREUptown Social / Stranger In Paradise1960 US
EVEREST 19335 BILLY MURE AND HIS ORCHESTRAJambalaya (On The Bayou) / Kaw-Liga1960 US
EVEREST 19.335 BILLY MURE, HIS GUITAR & ORCH.Jambalaya / I'm A Long Gone Daddy1960 SWE
TOP RANK JAR 344 BILLY MURE ORCHESTRAJambalaya (On The Bayou) / Kaw-Liga1960 UK
MGM 61 024 BILLY MUREHigh Tide Boogie / El Cumbanchero1960 GER
STRAND 25037 BILLY MUREHawaiian Drums / Pink Hawaii1961 US
SRG 45-102 BILLY MURETheme For The Lonely / (reverse by Al Gardner: Little Reuben)1961 US
DELTA D-3141 BILLY MURETheme For The Lonely / (reverse by Al Gardner: Little Reuben)1961 CAN 
VALENTINE 1002 BILLY MUREYoung At Love / I'll Never Love Again1962 US
DELTA D-3156 SCOTT HIGH AND THE HIGHLANDERS (poss. feat. Billy Mure:gtr)Sure-Fire / Toy Balloons (instr.)19?? US
RIVERSIDE 4547 BILLY MURE & 7 KARATSString Of Guitars / Diamonds1963 US
M-G-M 13161 BILLY MUREIn The Cool Of The Day / Maria Elena1963 US
M-G-M 13190 BILLY MUREFascination / Mona Lisa1963 US
M-G-M 13252 BILLY & BENNY MUREMa, What Time Is It / Sticky Fingers1964 US
DANCO 506 BILLY MUREMon Coeur Brise / Rose Of Cherry Bay1965 US
M-G-M 13565 BILLY MUREFive Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue / Yes Sir, That's My Baby1966 US
VALENTINE 101 BILLY MUREEbbtide / My Wild Irish Rose1967 US
VALENTINE 102 BILLY MUREPeanuts, Hot Dogs And Beer / On The Road (Alka Seltzer Theme)1967 US
VALENTINE 103 BILLY MUREA Flower World / My Wild Irish Rose1967 US
VALENTINE 1010 BILLY MUREMolly, Daddy's Home To Stay / Let It Rain, Let It Pour1970 US
VALENTINE 1010 BILLY MURE'S CHILDREN'S CHORUSToy Baloons / Cuckoo, Cuckoo1970 US
GOLDEN CREST 325 BILLY AND GARY MURESunrise Sunset / Snowbird1971? US




EP'S

RCA VICTOR EPC-1536-1 (p/s) BILLY MURE'S SUPERSONIC GUITARS IN HI-FI 1 
1957 GER/DEN
RCA VICTOR EPC-1536-2 (p/s) BILLY MURE'S SUPERSONIC GUITARS IN HI-FI 2 
Cherokee / Tabu / ...
1957 GER/DEN
RCA VICTOR EPC-1536-3 (p/s) BILLY MURE'S SUPERSONIC GUITARS IN HI-FI 1 
1957 GER/DEN
RCA VICTOR EPB-1694-1 (p/s) SUPERSONIC GUITARS 1 
Peanut Vendor / ...
1958 GER
RCA VICTOR EPB-1694-2 (p/s) SUPERSONIC GUITARS 2 
1958 GER
RCA VICTOR EPB-1694-3 (p/s) SUPERSONIC GUITARS 3 
1958 GER
RCA VICTOR EPB-?-1 (p/s) BILLY MURE'S SUPERSONIC GUITARS: FIREWORKS 1 
1958 GER
RCA VICTOR EPB-?-2 (p/s) BILLY MURE'S SUPERSONIC GUITARS: FIREWORKS 2 
1958 GER
RCA VICTOR EPB-?-3 (p/s) BILLY MURE'S SUPERSONIC GUITARS: FIREWORKS 3 
1958 GER
RCA VICTOR EPA-4271 (p/s) BILLY MURE'S ROCKING GUITARS: TEENAGERS DANCE THE BIG GUITAR 
The Big Guitar / Yellow Dog Blues / Dansero / Supersonic Rock
1958 US
RCA VICTOR 20120 (p/s) BILLY MURE'S ROCKING GUITARS: TEENAGERS DANCE THE BIG GUITAR 
The Big Guitar / Yellow Dog Blues / Dansero / Supersonic Rock
1958 AUS
RCA VICTOR AVL-135 (p/s) LAS GUITARRAS SUPERSONICAS DE BILLY MURE: FUEGOS ARTIFICIALES 
1958 ARG
RCA RCX-158/SRC 7032 [stereo] (p/s) SUPERSONICS IN FLIGHT 
Super Sonic / Blue Skies / Haggis Baggis / Lonely Guitar / The Poor People Of Paris / Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
1959 UK
M-G-M EPF 44 (p/s) SUPERSONIC GUITARS 
Hindustan / Lover's Guitar / Pennies From Heaven / Guitars In Space
1959 FRA
M-G-M EPF 48 (p/s) BRAZIL 
Brazil / The Moon Of Manakoora / Baia / Latin Holiday
1959 FRA
FELSTED GEP 1006 (p/s) THE VERSATILE BILLY MURE AND THE TRUMPETEERS 
Deep In The Jungle / A String Of Trumpets / Tea And Trumpets
11/1959 UK
EVEREST EBS 49.015 125 (p/s) BILLY MURE'S GUITAR & ORCHESTRA: SONGS OF HANK WILLIAMS 
Jambalaya / Hey Good Lookin' / Honky Tonk Blues / I'm A Long Gone Daddy
1960? SWE
EVEREST BREP 130 (p/s) BILLY MURE, HIS GUITAR AND ORCHESTRA: A STRING OF TRUMPETS  (LP)
Trumpet Cha Cha Cha / You Are My Sunshine / Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White / In The Mood
1960 SWE
M-G-M EPF 74 (p/s) SUPERSONIC GUITARS 
High Tide Boogie / Linger Awhile / Keep It Movin' / Marie
196? FRA
MGM/HISPAVOX HT 057-28 (p/s) SUPERSONIC GUITARS 
Granada / Hindustan / El Cumbanchero / Tiger Guitars
1961 SPA




ALBUMS

RCA VICTOR LPM-1536 BILLY MURE: SUPERSONIC GUITARS IN HI-FI  (LP)
Supersonic / Caravan / Misirlou / My Little Grass Shack In Hi-Fi (In Kealakekua Hawaii) / Cherokee / Tabu / Malagueña / Chopsticks Guitar / Sleepy Time Gal / 12th Street Rag / Guitar Boogie / Sheik Of Araby
1957 US
RCA VICTOR LPM/LSP-1694 BILLY MURE'S SUPER-SONIC GUITARS: FIREWORKS  (LP)
Firecrackers / I Wonder, I Wonder / Peanut Vendor / Peg O' My Heart / By The Beautiful Sea / Jealous / Dancing Guitars / Crackerjack / For Me and My Gal / Guitar Theme / They Can't Take That Away From Me
1958 US
RCA VICTOR LPM/LSP-1869 BILLY MURE: SUPERSONICS IN FLIGHT  (LP)
What Is This Thing Called Love / Tara Lara / Two Guitars In Cha Cha / The Poor People Of Paris / Flaming Guitar / Symphony / Supersonics In Flight / Haggis Baggis / Lonely Guitar / Blue Skies / The 3rd Man Theme / Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
1959 US
M-G-M E/SE-3780 BILLY MURE: SUPERSONIC GUITARS  (LP)
Hindustan / Lover's Guitar / Limehouse Blues / Marie / Pagan Love Song / Tiger Guitars / Guitars In Space / Granada / Pennies From Heaven / El Cumbanchero / High Tide Boogie / Linger Awhile
-- UK edition: M-G-M MGM-C 800, 1959/Argentinean edition: "Guitarras Supersonicas", MGM TK MG 85004, 1959 --
1959 US
UNITED ARTISTS UAS-6031 THE WILD CATS FEATURING BILLY MURE: BANDSTAND RECORD HOP  (LP)
5 Foot 2 / Have You Ever Been Lonely / Shine On / In A Shanty / Gang That Sang Heart of My Heart / Medley: You Tell Me - My Wild Irish Rose / Medley: On A Bicycle Built For Two - The Band Played On - In The Good Old Summertime / Medley: Careless Love - My Gal Sal - Yes Sir That's My Baby - Side By Side - My Blue Heaven / Medley: I Don't Know Why - In Apple Blossom Time - My Melancholy Baby / Medley: Ida - Hello My Baby / Medley: I Love You Truly - Sweet Rosie O'Grady / Medley: Down By The Riverside - Hand Me Down
-- reissue: "Nostalgia No. 1", M-G-M SE 4406, 1966 US --
1959 US
M-G-M E/SE-3807 BILLY MURE: SUPERSONIC GUITARS, VOLUME II  (LP)
Canadian Sunset / The Moon Of Manakoora / April Showers / Latin Holiday / Baia / Dizzy Fingers / Shenandoah March / Brazil / Keep It Movin' / Enchanted Eyes / The Jitterbug Waltz / Whispering
-- UK edition: M-G-M MGM-C 835/MGM-CS 5011 [stereo], 1960 --
1960 US
EVEREST SDBR-1067 BILLY MURE, HIS GUITAR AND ORCHESTRA: A STRING OF TRUMPETS  (LP)
You Are My Sunshine / Trumpet Cha Cha Cha / Sentimental Journey / It's Magic / Dancing In The Dark / Time Out For Tea And Trumpets / String Of Trumpets / Bumper To Bumper / Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White / Union Trumpets / Memories Of You / In The Mood
1960 US
EVEREST SDBR 2002 SONGS OF HANK WILLIAMS PLAYED BY BILLY MURE'S GUITAR & ORCHESTRA  (LP)
Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Hey, Good Lookin' / Honky Tonk Blues / I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) / I'm A Long Gone Daddy / Baby, We're Really In Love / Cold, Cold Heart / Kaw-Liga / Your Cheatin' Heart / Ramblin' Man / There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight / Moanin' The Blues
1960 US
EVEREST LBPR-5120/SDBR-1120 STRICTLY CHA-CHA  (LP)
Strictly Cha Cha / Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin' / Surrey With The Fringe On Top / Take Me Out To The Ball Game / Oklahoma / Everything's Coming Up Roses / In A Little Spanish Town / Lovers Cha Cha / Hello, Young Lovers / June Is Bustin' Out All Over / Seventy Six Trombones / Volare
1961 US
STRAND SL/SLS-1010 BILLY MURE, HIS GUITAR AND ORCHESTRA: HAWAIIAN PERCUSSION  (LP)
Hawaiian War Chant / Pink Hawaii / Song Of The Islands / Hawaiian Paradise / On The Beach At Waikiki / I Found My Wahine / Hawaiian Drums / Blue Hawaii / Kalua / Sleep Walk / Sweet Leilani / Drifting And Dreaming
-- reissue: "Pink Hawaii", Strand SL/SLS-1070, 1962 US --
1961 US
STRAND SL/SLS-1021 BILLY MURE & THE ORCHESTRA: AROUND THE WORLD IN PERCUSSION  (LP)
Around The World / Pink Hawaii / In A Persian Market / Spain / Goodbye To Rome (Arrivederci Roma) / Hats Off To Mexico / Drums Of India / Petticoats Of Portugal / Chinatown My Chinatown / By The Waters Of The Minnetonka / Managua Nicaragua / The Japanese Sandman
1961 US
STRAND SL/SLS-1070 BILLY MURE AND THE ISLANDERS: PINK HAWAII  (LP)
Hawaiian War Chant / Pink Hawaii / Song Of The Islands / Hawaiian Paradise / On The Beach At Waikiki / I Found My Wahine / Hawaiian Drums / Blue Hawaii / Kalua / Sleep Walk / Sweet Leilani / Drifting And Dreaming
(reissue of Strand LP "Hawaiian Percussion")
1962 US
METRO M-300 THE LIONS: TWIST WITH THE LIONS  (LP)
Sugar Blues Twist / The Darktown Strutters' Ball / Rye Twist (Comin' Thru The Rye) / Ballin' The Jack / My Bonnie Twist (My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean) / Banana Twist / Lazy River / Summertime Twist (In The Good Old Summertime) / Flying Twister (Man On The Flying Trapeze) / Happy New Year Twist (Auld Lang Syne)
1962 US
KAPP KL-1253/KS-3253 BILLY MURE AND HIS COMBO: TOUGH STRINGS - GREAT GUITAR HITS  (LP)
Walk Don't Run / Apache / Last Date / Blue Moon / Wheels / On The Rebound / Anna / I Walk The Line / Lullaby Of The Leaves / Bumble Boogie / Perfidia / Asia Minor
-- UK edition: London HAR-2400/SAHR-6200, 1962 --
1962 US
SPIN-O-RAMA S-147/PREMIER PS-9014 BILLY MURE AND HIS ORCHESTRA/HARRY KAAPUNI & HIS ROYAL POLYNESIANS: BLUE HAWAII  (LP)
Hawaiian War Chant / Hawaiian Parade / In A Persian Market / Spain / By The Waters Of The Minnetonka / (other tracks by Luke Leilani & his Hawaiians: Sunset / Lovely Guitars / South Sea Island / Serenade / Swinging Palm Trees)
1963 US
M-G-M SE-4131 BILLY MURE'S SUPERSONIC GUITARS: TEEN BOSSA NOVA  (LP)
Our Day Will Come / Fly Me To The Moon / Surfin' U.S.A. / Days Of Wine And Roses / Blame It On The Bossa Nova / He's So Fine / I Will Follow You / Go Away Little Girl / Teen Beat Bossa Nova / Walk RIght In / One Note Samba / Bossa Nova Guitars
1963 US
M-G-M SE-4189 BILLY MURE AND THE AZTEC GUITARS: MARIA ELENA (AND OTHER GREAT SONGS)  (LP)
Fascination / Isle Of Capri / South Of The Border / It Happened In Monterey / Mona Lisa / Mexicali Rose / In A Little Spanish Town / Ramona / El Choclo / Always In My Heart / La Paloma
-- UK edition: "The Fascinating Sound Of The Aztec Guitars", M-G-M C-976, 1964 UK --
1963 US
SPIN-O-RAMA S-157 BILLY MURE AND HIS ORCHESTRA/LUKE LEILANI & HIS HAWAIIANS: HAWAIIAN MOODS  (LP)
Blue Hawaii / Sweet Leilani / Song Of The Islands / Pink Hawaii / I Found My Wahine / (other tracks by Harry Kaapuni & his Royal Polynesians: Aloha Oe / Lauau Lei / Kula Ha / Hawaiian Love Song / To You Sweetheart Aloha)
1965? US
M-G-M SE-4406 BILLY MURE'S HAPPY GUITARS: NOSTALGIA NO. 1  (LP)
5 Foot 2 / Have You Ever Been Lonely / Shine On / In A Shanty / Gang That Sang Heart of My Heart / Medley: You Tell Me - My Wild Irish Rose / Medley: On A Bicycle Built For Two - The Band Played On - In The Good Old Summertime / Medley: Careless Love - My Gal Sal - Yes Sir That's My Baby - Side By Side - My Blue Heaven / Medley: I Don't Know Why - In Apple Blossom Time - My Melancholy Baby / Medley: Ida - Hello My Baby / Medley: I Love You Truly - Sweet Rosie O'Grady / Medley: Down By The Riverside - Hand Me Down
(reissue of United Artists LP "Bandstand Record Hop")
1966 US
GOLDEN CREST CRS 31025 A QUAD SOUND SPECTACULAR! WITH BILLY AND GARY MURE  (LP)
1971 US




COLLECTIONS

ASTRO AGE ? FIREWORKS/SUPERSONICS IN FLIGHT  (CD)
Firecrackers / I Wonder, I Wonder / Peanut Vendor / Peg O' My Heart / By The Beautiful Sea / Jealous / Dancing Guitars / Crackerjack / For Me and My Gal / Guitar Theme / They Can't Take That Away From Me / What Is This Thing Called Love / Tara Lara / Two Guitars In Cha Cha / The Poor People Of Paris / Flaming Guitar / Symphony / Supersonics In Flight / Haggis Baggis / Lonely Guitar / Blue Skies / The 3rd Man Theme / Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
200? US




COMPILATIONS

RCA VICTOR LPM-1800 V/A: TV RECORD HOP - MILT GRANT WTTG-TV, WASHINGTON, D.C.  (LP)
Billy Mure's Rocking Guitars: Dansero / Yellow Dog Blues
1958 US
STRAND SLS 1043 V/A: GREAT MILLION SELLERS, VOL.1  (LP)
Pink Hawaii
1962 US
RCA CL 42913 V/A: GRAFFITI USA, VOL.2  (2-LP)
Supersonic
1979 SWE 
RHINO R2 70719 V/A: LEGENDS OF GUITAR, ROCK THE '50S - VOLUME 1  (CD)
Tiger Guitars
1990 US
CAROLINE CAROL 1746-2 V/A: RE/SEARCH : INCREDIBLE STRANGE MUSIC, VOLUME I  (CD)
Hawaiian War Chant
1993 US
ASPHODEL ASP 0951 V/A: RE/SEARCH : INCREDIBLE STRANGE MUSIC, VOLUME II  (CD)
Chopsticks Guitar
1995 US
ACE CDCHD-724 V/A: GOLDEN CREST INSTRUMENTALS - WAILIN' FEATURING THE WAILERS  (CD) 
Billy & Gary Mure: Wipe Out
1999 UK
HIGH SCHOOL REJECTS/HEADSHAKE #  V/A: HIGH SCHOOL RUMBLE, VOL.1  (LP)
Diamonds
1999
MUSICA POP ROCK ESPAÑA # V/A: GUITAR BEAT INSTRUMENTAL, VOL.10  (CD)
Misirlou / Malagueña / Granada / Hintusdan / El Cumbanchero
199? SPA
RHINO R2 79936 V/A: BRAIN IN A BOX - THE SCIENCE FICTION COLLECTION  (5-CD)
Guitars In Space
2000 US
STYLUS 10 PTING 8 V/A: USA R&R 45S & 33S, VOL.2  (CD)
Tiger Guitars
2001
STYLUS 10 PTING 58 V/A: BEST OF UK TOP RANK RECORDS  (CD)
Jambalaya / Kaw-Liga
2006




THE SUPER-SONICS (poss. featuring Billy Mure) / SINGLES

RAINBOW 214 (78rpm)/45-214 (45rpm) THE SUPER-SONICS WITH THIRD DIMENSION SOUNDNew Guitar Boogie Shuffle / Sheik Of Araby6/1953 US
QUALITY K 1122 (78rpm) THE SUPER-SONICS WITH THIRD DIMENSION SOUNDNew Guitar Boogie Shuffle / Sheik Of Araby1953 CAN
LONDON L-1197 (78rpm) THE SUPERSONICSNew Guitar Boogie Shuffle / Sheik Of Araby9/1953 UK
LONDON L-1197 (78rpm) THE SUPERSONICSNew Guitar Boogie Shuffle / Sheik Of Araby1953 FIN/SWE
RAINBOW 217 (78rpm) THE FOUR SENSATIONS WITH THE SUPER-SONICS (a) / THE SUPER-SONICS (b)This One Today, That One Tomorrow / Tabu1953 US
QUALITY K 1136 (78rpm) THE FOUR SENSATIONS WITH THE SUPER-SONICS (a) / THE SUPER-SONICS (b)This One Today, That One Tomorrow / Tabu1953 CAN
RAINBOW 222 (78rpm)/45-222 (45rpm) ARLENE JAMES WITH THE SUPER-SONICS (a) / THE SUPER-SONICS WITH THIRD DIMENSION SOUND (b)Linger Awhile / New Cherokee Boogie9/1953 US
LONDON HL 8022 (78rpm) ARLENE JAMES WITH THE SUPER-SONICS (a) / THE SUPER-SONICS WITH THIRD DIMENSION SOUND (b)Linger Awhile / New Cherokee Boogie1954 UK
RAINBOW 227 (78rpm) ARLENE JAMES WITH THE SUPER-SONICSYou Can't Be True Dear / You Missed Your Chance Last Night9/1953 US




GARY MURE / SINGLES

VERVE VK 10356  GARY MURE Crack Up / Sharpshooter 1965 US 
VALENTINE 1004 GARY MURECymbal Simon / Wipe Out '661966 US


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Rolf Rieben

Published sources: The EP Book - Swedish Rock & Pop Pressings 1954-1969 (Roger Holegård, 2nd edition, 2009) | Billboard Top 100 Singles (Joel Whitburn, 1994) | Rare Record Price Guide 2004 (Record Collector, 2002) | The R&B Indies 1 (Bob McGrath, 2005) | The R&B Indies 2 (Bob McGrath, 2006) | The R&B Indies 3 (Bob McGrath, 2006) | The R&B Indies 4 (Bob McGrath, 2007)

Online sources: www.allmusic.com | www.rockabilly.nl/references/messages/billy_mure.htm | en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Mure | www.spaceagepop.com/mure.htm | www.billymure.com | www.discogs.com/artist/Billy+Mure | rateyourmusic.com/artist/billy_mure | www.popsike.com | www.ele-mental.org/~ecc/exo/exotica/murearticle.html | www.instromania.net/D2/ART/ART_M/MURE%20Billy.php | forbiddeneye.com/labels/spinorama.html | www.worldcat.org/search?q=au%3AMure%2C+Billy.&qt=hot_author | www.cdandlp.com | www.jazzdisco.org/verve-records/catalog-45-rpm-10200-10300-series | www.globaldogproductions.info/r/rca-popular-eps-oz.html | www.45cat.com/record/gep1006

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