DON COLE





SINGLES

RPM 45x502 DON COLE, AL CASEY, Piano (a) / DON COLE, AL CASEY, Guitar (b) Snake Eyed Mama / Kiss Of Love 11/1957 US 
EAST WEST 45-107  TONY CASTLE Young And In Love / Terry 2/1958 US
KENT 45x305 DON COLE Sweet Lovin' Honey / Saturday Night Party Time 7/1958 US
RONNEX 1215 (78/45rpm)  DON COLE Kiss Of Love / (reverse by B.B. King: You Can't Fool My Heart) 1958 BEL
3 TREY 3002 TONY CASTLE, Arranged And Conducted by Connie Conway The Fool / Kiss Me Tonight 2/1960 US
GUYDEN 2030 TWO DON'S, Orch. & Arr. By Bob Taylor (= Don Cole & Don Owens)  Out In The Cold Again / Funny Honey
(b-side written by D. Cole-D. Owens)
5/1960 US
GONE 5099 (promo) TONY CASTLE AND THE RAIDERS Salty / Salty 3/1961 US
GONE 5099 TONY CASTLE AND THE RAIDERS Salty / Hi Lili, Hi Lo 3/1961 US
GONE 5105 TONY CASTLE AND THE RAIDERS Sincerely / Theme From Gone With The Wind (Tara's Theme)  1961 US
GONE 5107 TONY CASTLE AND THE RAIDERS The Loneliest Girl In The World / Seems Like Old Times 1961 US
COED CO 548 DON COLE Squad Car / Free Flight
(a-side written by Don Cole)
4/1961 US
GUYDEN 2059 DON COLE Lie Detector Machine / Born To Be With You
(a-side written by Don Cole)
11/1961 US 
SON-RAY SR-101 DON AND ALLYNE COLE Poor Fool / Something Got A Hold Of Me 1964 US
TOLLIE T-9015 DON & ALLEYNE COLE Gotta Find My Baby / Something's Got A Hold Of Me  
(a-side written by Don Cole)
7/1964 US
BARRY B-3288 DON & ALLEYNE COLE Gotta Find My Baby / Something's Got A Hold Of Me 1964 CAN
FONTANA TF 522 DON AND ALLEYNE COLE Something's Got A Hold Of Me / Gotta Find My Baby 12/1964 UK
TOLLIE T-9036 DON AND ALLEYNE COLE Poor Fool / Leave Me Alone
(b-side written by Don Cole)
12/1964 US
BEAR FAMILY BLE 001 (p/s) DON COLE Stop / (reverse by Jimmy Dell: I've Got A Dollar) 2013 GER




ALBUMS

TOLLIE T-56001 DON & ALLEYNE COLE: LIVE AT THE WHISKEY A GO-GO (THE MOST EXCITING PERFORMANCE YOU HAVE EVER HEARD)  (LP)
Searchin' / Whole Lot Of Shakin' / Mean Woman Blues / Midnight Special / Try Me / Something Got A Hold Of Me / Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin' / I Can't Help It [sic; credited as written by Hank Williams, actually The Girl Can't Help It written by Bobby Troup for Little Richard] / Woke Up This Morning / High Heel Sneakers / Stormy Monday / Poor Fool
1964 US
DAWN 102 DOHN & SONNY: ON THE ROAD  (LP)
1968 US




COMPILATIONS

POLYDOR 2383 251 V/A: OOP SHOOP - 14 CARATS - 6  (LP)
Snake Eyed Mama
1974 UK
COLLECTOR CLS 2308 V/A: UNKNOWN ROCK & ROLL  (LP)
Lie Detector Machine
1976 HOL
TEENAGE HEAVEN TH 576 V/A: COUNTRY ROCKERS, VOL.3 - GOIN' WILD  (LP)
Snake Eyed Mama
1976 US?
BIG H 79109 V/A: VINTAGE ROCK'N'ROLL COLLECTOR'S ITEMS, VOL.9  (LP)
Saturday Night Party Time / Sweet Lovin' Honey
1980
ACE 10CH 32 V/A: MODERN ROCKABILLY  (10" LP)
Snake Eyed Mama
1981 UK
ACE/CASCADE DROP 1003 V/A: TWENTY GREAT ROCKABILLY HITS OF THE 50'S  (LP)
Snake Eyed Mama
1983 UK
EAGLE 320 V/A: AT THE ROCKHOUSE, VOL.10  (LP)
Snake Eyed Mama
1983 GER
ACE CH 185 V/A: MODERN ROCK'N'ROLL AND ROCKABILLY  (LP)
Sweet Lovin' Honey
1986 UK
ACE CDCH 218 V/A: THE FIFTIES - ROCKABILLY FEVER  (CD)
Snake Eyed Mama
1987 UK
INFERNO 1001 V/A: INFERNO PARTY  (LP)
Lie Detector Machine
1988 BEL
SLEAZE SL-5562 V/A: SIN ALLEY, VOL.4  (LP)
Lie Detector Machine
1988
SPEED # V/A: SPEED CRAZY  (CD)
Sweet Lovin' Honey
19??
TEEN BEAT TB-CD 151 V/A: PLAY IT COOL  (CD)
Lie Detector Machine
19??
CANADIAN CM-4521 V/A: RARE INSTRUMENTALS, VOL.21  (CD)
Free Flight
19??
BUFFALO BOP BB-CD 55015  V/A: TEENAGE FAVORITES  (CD)
Sweet Lovin' Honey
1994 GER
EAST WEST EWR 4001 V/A: THE BEST OF EAST-WEST RECORDS  (CD)
Young And In Love
1994
P-VINE PCD-2466 V/A: LONG GONE DADDY - KENT/RPM GREATEST ROCKABILLIES  (CD)
Saturday Night Party Time / Sweet Lovin' Honey / Snake Eyed Mama
1994 JPN
BEAR FAMILY BCD 15824 V/A: PHOENIX PANORAMA  (3-CD)
Stop (prev. unissued 1958 Viv recording)
1995 GER
INFERNO INF 1001 V/A: INFERNO PARTY  (CD)
Lie Detector Machine
1996 BEL
FLESH DEN FD 6905 V/A: ROCK'N'ROLL ORGY, VOL.5  (CD)
Snake Eyed Mama
1997 UK
SEQUEL NEM 923 V/A: LEAPIN' GUITARS  (CD)
Tony Castle & the Raiders: Salty / Sincerely / Tara's Theme
1997 UK
BEAR FAMILY BCD 16230 V/A: ROCKIN' AND BOPPIN' IN THE DESERT - ARIZONA ROCKABILLY, VOL.1  (CD)
Stop / Duane Turley with Don Cole: Long Gone Cat (prev. unissued 1959 Viv recording)  
1999 GER 
BOP-A-RAMA BOP-003 V/A: BIG NOISE FROM THE PLANET BOP, VOL.3  (LP)
Stop
1999 UK
BEAR FAMILY BCD 16272 V/A: THE PORTER RECORDS STORY  (CD)
Beulah Mae (prev. unissued Porter recording, written by Don Cole)
1999 GER
WESTSIDE WESD 206 V/A: THE GONE STORY  (2-CD)
Tony Castle & the Raiders: Salty
1999 UK
ACE CDCHD 715 V/A: ROCKIN' FROM COAST TO COAST, VOL.2  (CD)
Snake Eyed Mama
2000 UK
ACE CDCHD 768 V/A: LONG GONE DADDIES - ORIGINAL 50S ROCKABILLY & ROCK'N'ROLL FROM THE MODERN LABEL  (CD)
Sweet Lovin' Honey / Snake Eyed Mama / Saturday Night Party Time
2000 UK
BEAR FAMILY BCD 16579 V/A: AL CASEY - A MAN FOR ALL SESSIONS  (CD)
Snake Eyed Mama
2001 GER 
JAMIE/GUYDEN 4017 V/A: THE TWANG GANG  (CD)
Born To Be With You / The Two Don's: Funny Honey / The Two Don's: Out In The Cold Again / The Two Don's: The Night Before The End (written by Don Cole-Donnie Owens) 
2001 US
BEAR FAMILY BCD 16683 AR V/A: ROCKIN' AND BOPPIN' IN THE DESERT - ARIZONA ROCKABILLY, VOL.2  (CD)
The Gigolos: Night Creature (instr.) / The Hawks: A Little More Wine, My Dear? (instr.)
2008 GER 
ACE CDCHD 1268 V/A: A ROCKET IN MY POCKET - THE SOUNDTRACK TO THE HIPSTER'S GUIDE TO ROCKABILLY  (CD)
Snake Eyed Mama
2010 UK
ACE CDCHD 1277 V/A: CALIFIA - THE SONGS OF LEE HAZLEWOOD  (CD)
Snake Eyed Mama
2010 UK
EL TORO ETCD-1036 V/A: AL CASEY - I'M A GUITAR MAN  (2-CD)
Snake Eyed Mama / Saturday Nite Party Time / Sweet Lovin' Honey
2011 SPA
NOT NOT MUSIC NOT3CD066 V/A: ROYAL ROCKABILLY FLUSH  (3-CD)
Snake Eyed Mama
2011 UK
FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVDV113 V/A: THREE MONTHS TO KILL - WEST COAST ROCK'N'ROLL  (2-LP)
Snake Eyed Mama
2013 UK




SELECTIVE SESSION WORKS / SINGLES

CAPITOL F 3884 THE RIO ROCKERS, Vocal By Rusty Isabell (a) / THE RIO ROCKERS (b) (feat. Don Cole:gtr)  Mexicali Baby / Mexican Rock 'N Roll Instrumental  
(b-side written by Don Cole)
2/1958 US
PORTER 45-5010 FRANKIE LOREN (feat. Don Cole:gtr) Everyone Will Know / The Moon, The Wind And My Broken Heart
(both sides written by Don Cole)
2/1958 US
PORTER 45-5012 RED (HOT) RUSSELL (= Rusty Isabell, feat. Don Cole:gtr) Stop / Pedro Joe
(a-side written by Don Cole)
4/1958 US
DEL-FI 4108 THE HAWKS (feat. Don Cole:gtr) A Little More Wine, My Dear / Fussy
(both sides written by Don Cole)
1958 US
ELKO 101 RONNIE RYAN (feat. Don Cole:gtr) The Things I Can't Forget / Include Me Out
(a-side written by Don Cole)
1959 US
ELKO 102 JACK LANE (feat. Don Cole:gtr) Don't Hate Me / Mr. Blues (Is My Shadow) 1959 US
FELSTED 8593 RITCHIE HART (feat. Don Cole:gtr) The Great Duane / I'm Hypnotized 1959 US
CALDWELL 402 BOB TAYLOR & THE GIGALOS (feat. Don Cole:gtr) Dixie / Frankie & Johnny 1959 US
JAMIE 1128 RAY SHARPE (feat. Don Cole:gtr) Red Sails In The Sunset / Linda Lu1959 US
JAMIE 1128 RAY SHARPE (feat. Don Cole:gtr) Monkey's Uncle / Linda Lu1959 US
JAMIE 1138 RAY SHARPE (feat. Don Cole:gtr) T.A. Blues / Long John1959 US
JAMIE 1153 SANFORD CLARK, DON COLE, Guitar Go On Home / Pledging My Love
(a-side written by Don Cole)
3/1960 US
JAMIE 1155 RAY SHARPE (feat. Don Cole:gtr on a-side) Red Sails In The Sunset / For You My Love1960 US
JAMIE 1164 RAY SHARPE (feat. Don Cole:gtr on a-side) Kewpie Doll / Give'n Up 1960 US
MCI 1024/3 TREY 3007 DENNY REED (feat. Don Cole:gtr) A Teenager Feels It Too / Hot Water 1960 US
LONDON 45-TR. 3007  DENNY REED (feat. Don Cole:gtr) A Teenager Feels It, Too / Hot Water 1960 CAN 
LONDON 45-HLK 9274  DENNY REED (feat. Don Cole:gtr) A Teenager Feels It Too / Hot Water 1960 UK
SHASTA 135 JIMMY GRAY (feat. Don Cole:gtr) Chicksville USA / Don't Let Me Down
(a-side written by Cole-Owens)
1960 US
DAYNITE GIG-1/2 THE GIGOLO'S (feat. Don Cole:gtr) Swingin' Saints / Night Creature 1960 US
IMPERIAL X5733 DEAN REED (feat. Don Cole:gtr on b-side) Once Again / I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know (About Her) 1961 US
3 TREY 3016 SANFORD CLARK (possibly feat. Don Cole:gtr) Guess It's Love / It Hurts Me, Too 1961 US
RAMCO 3711 TERRY WELLS (feat. Don Cole:gtr) Terry's Theme / Her Song
(both sides written by Don Cole)
1962 US
RAMCO 3717/MARIE 101  THE VERSATILES (with Mike Metko Combo feat. Don Cole:gtr) Just Pretending / Blue Feelin'1962 US
EM 1001/EM 1772 BUD SPUDD AND THE SPROUTS (feat. Don Cole:gtr) The Mash / Slow Jam 1962 US
ELKO 14 THE ROUSTABOUTS WITH JIM MUSIL (feat. Don Cole:gtr) Shimmyin' John / Night Train 1962 US
JAY EMM 423 JIM MUSIL COMBO (feat. Don Cole:gtr) North Beach / Grunion Run 1962 US
GREGMARK 15 RAY SHARPE (feat. Don Cole:gtr) (The New) Linda Lu / The Bus Song
(a-side overdub version of 1959 recording, b-side from the same session)
1963 US
PICADILLY PIC-501 BABY JEAN (feat. Don Cole:gtr) I've Got A Feelin' / Beware The Tall Man1963 US
DAWN 1264 KEN LANG (feat. Don Cole:gtr) All The Lovin' I Can Stand / Little Bitty Bit1964 US
LHI 1215 RAY SHARPE (feat. Don Cole:gtr) Linda Lu / Monkey's Uncle
(1959 recordings)
1968 US


Note: Don Cole is also said to have recorded under the name of The Tiaras. Nevertheless, it's not yet known which one of them. The Tiaras on Valiant label (1963) and Rita & The Tiaras on Dore label (1965) in Los Angeles, California were apparently soul acts. The Tiaras of Amarillo, Texas accompanied the singer Jackie Dallas on his 45 "Bull Moose" / "All I Want" (Alliance 664A-1690) in 1965, but also recorded a couple of singles of their own in 1966: "Sticks And Stones" / "Southern Love" (Ruff 1019) & "Mexican Rock" / "Red Sails In The Sunset" (Alliance 1934).

Other songs written or co-written by Don Cole (according to BMI database) include:
- Batman - written by Don Cole-Lee Hazlewood, performed by The Astronauts (RCA Victor LPM/LSP-2760, 1963)/Lee Hazlewood's Woodchucks (Ace 2-CD CDCHM2 860, 2002)
- Better Go Home (Throw That Blade Away) - performed by Sanford Clark (Bear Family BCD 15731, 1994)
- Dream Romance (instr.) - performed by Jordan Bros. (Jamie 1133, 1959)
- Slinky - written by Don Cole-Tuttle, performed by Rusty Isabell (Bear Family BCD 16272, 1998)
- Still As The Night - written by Hazlewood (as credited on label), performed by Sanford Clark with Al Casey, guitar (Jamie 1107, 1958)
- Stormy (Came To Town) - written by L. Hazlewood (as credited on label), performed by Donnie Owens (3 Trey 3015, 1961)
- Stormy - written by Lee Hazelwood (as credited on label), performed by Jody Reynolds (Smash S-1810, 1963)
- Twilight Zone - performed by Gary Smith
- What A Dream! - written by Owens-Grey-Cole, performed by Donnie Owens (3 Trey 3015, 1961)


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Pasi Koskela | Tapani Nyman | John Dixon | Henk Gorter | Kev Connellan

Published sources: Goldmine Price Guide To 45 Rpm Records (Tim Neely, 2003) | Too Much Noise #36 (article by Pasi Koskela)

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