JACK EARLS





SINGLES

SUN 240 JACK EARLS & THE JIMBOS Slow Down / A Fool For Lovin' You
(a-side recorded in c. 3/1956 and b-side in 10/1955 at Sun Recording Studio, Memphis, Tennessee, feat. Jack Earls:vcl/gtr, Warren Gregory:gtr, Johnny Black:bs, Danny Wahlqvist:dms)
4/1956 US
RY-HO R.H. 107 JACK EARLS Mississippi Man / Take Me To The Place
(recorded in 1973 at Ry-Ho Studio, Romulus, Michigan, feat. Jack Earls:vcl/gtr, Frank Childs:ld.gtr, Don Rye:bs on 'Mississippi Man', Jeffery Lynn Howell:bs on 'Take Me To That Place', Phil Cuttrell:dms, Dianne Howell & Pamela Jo Howell:bckgr.vcls + unk. pno)
1973 US
OLYMPIC OR 001 (p/s) JACK EARLS She Sure Can Rock Me / Crawdad Hole
(recorded in 1975 at Sound Patters Studio, Farmington, Michigan, feat. Jack Earls:vcl/gtr, Johnny Cook:gtr, Tom Stewart:pno, Roger Taylor:bs on 'She Sure Can Rock Me', Lee Sloan:bs on 'Crawdad Hole', Ace Avery:dms)
1975 US
OLYMPIC OR 007 (p/s) JACK EARLS Flip Flop And Fly / Rock Bop
(a-side recorded in 1976 at Olympic Records Studio, Detroit, Michigan, feat. Jack Earls:vcl/gtr, Johnny Clark:gtr, Tom Stewart:pno, Lee Sloan:bs on 'Flip Flop And Fly', Ace Avery:dms; b-side retitled and edited for a longer version of 1956 Sun 240 release 'Let's Bop')
1976 US
SUN 621 JACK EARLS Let's Bop (vers. 1, rec. 1956) / When I Dream (vers. 1, rec. 10/1955)1979 FRA 
ENVIKEN RECORDS 45-02 JACK EARLS & THE SLEAZY RUSTIC BOYS   My Little Mama / Game Of Love1998 SWE
NORTON/SUN RECORDS JUKEBOX SERIES 847 JACK EARLS Take Me To That Place (vers. 1, rec. 1/1957) / (reverse by Ray Harris: Come On Little Mama [alt. take])2001 US




EP'S

STOMPER TIME STEP 4 (p/s)  'SLOW DOWN' IT'S JACK EARLS
Slow Down (1956 recording) / Rock Bop (retitled and edited for a longer version of 1956 Sun 240 release 'Let's Bop', orig. issued on Olympic 007) / I Started Rockin' A Long Time Ago / Be-Bop-A-Lula
("I Started Rockin' A Long Time Ago" recorded in 1999 at Jack Earls Studio with The Big Barn Combo = Marvin Weyer:ld.gtr, Paul 'Smokey Links' Cooks:gtr, Kenneth 'Kenny Bruce' Bignotti:bs & Jeffrey 'Loney Charles' Irwin:dms, "Be-Bop-A-Lula" c. 1987 at Jack Earls Studio with Johnny Blasco:ld.gtr, Steve Earls:rh.gtr, Lenny Earls:rh.gtr & Mike Earls:dms)
1999 UK 




ALBUMS

BEAR FAMILY BFX 15273 LET'S BOP  (LP)
Let's Bop (rec. 6/1956) / Slow Down (rec. c. 3/1956) / My Gal Mary-Ann (rec. 6/1956) / Sign On The Dotted Line (vers. 1, rec. 6/1956) / Crawdad Hole (rec. c. 1/1956) / They Can't Keep Me From You (vers. 1, rec. 10/1955) / Hey Slim (rec. 10/1955) / Take Me To That Place (vers. 2, rec. 1/1957) / A Fool For Loving You (alt. take, rec. 10/1955) / Hey Jim (vers. 1, take 1, rec. 10/1955) / When I Dream (vers. 1, rec. 10/1955) / Crawdad Hole (alt. vers. 1, rec. c. 1/1956) / If You Don't Mind (rec. c. 3/1956) / They Can't Keep Me From You (vers. 2, rec. 1956/7)
1990 GER
STOMPER TIME STEN 1 JACK EARLS SINGS  (10" LP)
Rock Bop (=Let's Bop, rec. 1956) / Crawdad Hole / She Sure Can Rock Me / Roll Over Beethoven (alt. take) / Take Me To That Place (1973 Ry-Ho recording) / Call Me Shorty / Roll Over Beethoven / Comin' Back Home (1976/77 recording) / Flip Flop And Fly / Crawdad Hole (alt. take of 1975 Olympic recording) / Mississippi Man (1973 Ry-Ho recording) / Call Me Shorty (1976/77 recording)
1996 UK
CHARLY CD 8197 HEY SLIM, LET'S BOP  (CD)
Hey Jim / They Can't Keep Me From You (vers. 1) / Hey Slim / Crawdad Hole / When I Dream (vers. 1) / Crawdad Hole (alt. vers. 1) / Slow Down / A Fool For Lovin' You / Crawdad Hole (alt. vers. 2) / If You Don't Mind / Let's Bop / Sign On The Dotted Line (vers. 1) / My Gal Mary-Ann / Take Me To That Place (vers. 1) / They Can't Keep Me From You (vers. 2) / When I Dream (vers. 2) / Take Me To That Place (vers. 2) / Sign On The Dotted Line (vers. 2)
1996 UK
NAVAJO RECORDS #0101 JACK EARLS LIVE  (CD)
Flip Flop & Fly / Take Me To That Place / Hey Jim / Sign On The Dotted Line / Let's Bop / They Can't Keep Me From You / She Sure Can Rock Me / My Gal Mary Ann / I Started Rocking A Long Time Ago / Game Of Love / Roll Over Beethoven / My Little Mama / Crawdad Hole / Come On Little Mama / A Fool For Lovin' You / Rock & Roll Ruby / Oh Babe / Slow Down / Medley Of Carl Perkins
(recorded live at Gävle Concert Hall, Gävle, Sweden on October 14, 2000 with the Sleazy Rustic Boys: Jonas Olpers:gtr,Jyrki Juvonen:st.gtr,Sören Andreassen:bs & Patrik Staffanson:dms)
2001 US
ENVIKEN ENRECCD 113 JACK EARLS & THE SLEAZY RUSTIC BOYS: GAME OF LOVE  (CD)
Honky Tonk / Game Of Love / My Little Mama (take 1) / When I Dream / Trying To Find My Way / Coming Back Home / Baby Love / Tribute To Carl Perkins
(tracks 1, 4, 5, 7, 8 recorded in 2000 at Enviken Studios, Enviken, Sweden and tracks 2, 3, 6 recorded in 1998 at Joe Allans Recording Service, Hallstahammar, Sweden)
2002 SWE
BEAR FAMILY BCD 16935 BG JACK EARLS & THE JIMBOS: SLOW DOWN - THE SUN YEARS, PLUS  (2-CD)
Hey Jim (vers. 1, take 2) / Let's Bop (vers. 3) / Take Me To That Place (vers. 2) / They Can't Keep Me From You (vers. 1) / Slow Down / A Fool For Loving You / Sign On The Dotted Line (vers. 2) / Hey Jim (vers. 1, take 1) / Crawdad Hole (vers. 2, take 1) / Crawdad Hole (vers. 2, take 2) / When I Dream (vers. 1) / My Gal Mary Ann / If You Don't Mind / Let's Bop (vers. 2) / Hey Jim (vers. 2, take 1) / They Can't Keep Me From You (vers. 2, take 2) / Crawdad Hole (vers. 1) / Take Me To That Place (vers. 1) / When I Dream (vers. 2) / Let's Bop (vers. 1) / Sign On The Dotted Line (vers. 1) / Hey Slim / A Fool For Loving You (alt. take) / Crawdad Hole (vers. 2, take 3) / Take Me To That Place (vers. 3) / They Can't Keep Me From You (vers. 2, take 1) / Hey Jim (vers. 2, take 2) / Let's Bop (vers. 4, incomplete) / Flip, Flop And Fly / Crawdad Hole (alt. take) / A Mississippi Man / Call Me Shorty / Take Me To That Place / She Sure Can Rock Me / Roll Over Beethoven / Comin' Back Home / Crawdad Hole / Be Bop A Lula / Rock Bop / Memories (interview) / I Started Rockin' A Long Time Ago (un-edited version)
2010 GER




COMPILATIONS & GUEST APPEARANCES

REDITA RLP-106 V/A: MEMPHIS ROCKS THE COUNTRY  (LP)
A Fool For Loving You (vers. 1, rec. 10/1956 = Sun 240)
1973 HOL
SSS HJS 224 V/A: ROCKING & STOMPING  (CD)
A Fool For Loving You (vers. 1, rec. 10/1956 = Sun 240)
1973 HOL
PHONOGRAM 6467.025 V/A: SUN ROCKABILLYS, VOL.1 - PUT YOUR CAT CLOTHES ON  (LP)
Slow Down (rec. c. 3/1956 = Sun 240)
1973 UK
PHONOGRAM 6467.028 V/A: SUN ROCKABILLYS, VOL.3  (LP)
Hey Slim (rec. 10/1955) / Let's Bop (vers. 1, rec. 1956) / Sign On The Dotted Line (vers. 1, rec. 1956)
1974 UK
BOPCAT LP 200 V/A: WE WANNA BOOGIE  (LP)
Crawdad Hole
1974 HOL
REDITA RLP-110 V/A: SHELBY COTTON COUNTRY 1948-1974  (LP)
Crawdad Hole (vers. 2, take 2, rec. c. 1/1956)
1975 HOL
CHARLY CR 30101 V/A: SUN - THE ROOTS OF ROCK, VOL.1 : CATALYST  (LP)
Crawdad Hole (vers. 2, take 1, rec. c. 1/1956)
1976 UK
CHARLY LP 30123 V/A: THE BEST OF SUN ROCKABILLY, VOL.1  (LP)
Slow Down (rec. c. 3/1956 = Sun 240)
1977 UK
CHARLY LP 30124 V/A: THE BEST OF SUN ROCKABILLY, VOL.2  (LP)
Let's Bop (vers. 1, rec. 1956) / Sign On The Dotted Line (vers. 1, rec. 6/1956)
1977 UK
CHARLY CR 30128 V/A: SUN - THE ROOTS OF ROCK, VOL.13 : ROCKABILLY SUNDOWN  (LP)
Hey Slim (rec. 10/1955)
1977 UK
DIAL LP 004 V/A: OLYMPIC ROCK  (LP)
Rock Bop (retitled and edited for a longer version of 1956 Sun 240 release 'Let's Bop') / Crawdad Hole (1975 Olympic recording) / Flip Flop And Fly (1976 Olympic recording) / Mississippi Man (1973 Ry-Ho recording) / She Sure Can Rock Me (1975 Olympic recording)
1977 HOL
ROCK-IT/OLYMPIC LP 1001 V/A: ROCK IT ROCK, VOL.1 - OLYMPIC ROCK, VOL.2  (LP)
Crawdad Hole (1975 Olympic recording) / Roll Over Beethoven (prev. unissued 1976/77 Olympic recording)
1978 US
BOPCAT LP 700 V/A: ROCK AROUND THE TOWN  (LP)
Crawdad Hole
1979 HOL
CHARLY SUNBOX 100 V/A: THE SUN BOX  (3-LP)
Slow Down (rec. c. 3/1956 = Sun 240)
1980 UK
OLYMPIC LP-OR-4 V/A: LET'S JIVE IT  (LP)
Crawdad Hole (1975 Olympic recording)
1980 US
CHARLY CFM 504/CFM 40004 V/A: ALL NIGHT ROCK  (10" LP)
Slow Down (rec. c. 3/1956 = Sun 240)
1981 UK/FRA/ITA
CHARLY CFM 504/CFM 40004 V/A: ALL NIGHT ROCK  (10" LP)
Slow Down (rec. c. 3/1956 = Sun 240)
1981 UK/FRA/ITA
CHARLY CFM 506/CFM 40006 V/A: ROCKABILLY CRAZE  (10" LP)
Let's Bop (vers. 1, rec. 1956)
1982 UK/FRA/ITA
CHARLY CFM 507 V/A: TENNESSEE STOMP  (10" LP)
Crawdad Hole (vers. 2, take 3, rec. c. 1/1956)
1982 UK
REDITA RLP-126 V/A: COTTON CHOPPER COUNTRY  (LP)
If You Don't Mind (rec. c. 3/1956)
1984 HOL
ROCKHOUSE LP 8411 V/A: ROCK IT!  (LP)
Crawdad Hole
1984 HOL
CHARLY LP 10019 V/A: THE BEST OF SUN ROCKABILLY, VOL.2  (LP)
Let's Bop / Sign On The Dotted Line (vers. 1)
1985 UK
CHARLY/SUN LP 1019 V/A: ROCK-A-BILLY BLUES  (LP)
Slow Down / A Fool For Loving You (vers. 1, rec. 10/1955 = Sun 240) / Hey Jim (Hey Slim; vers. 1, take 1, rec. 10/1955) / They Can't Keep Me From You (vers. 2, take 1, rec. 1956) / Crawdad Hole (vers. 1, rec. 10/1955) / Sign On The Dotted Line (vers. 2, rec. 1956)
1985 UK
CHARLY/SUN LP 1024 V/A: HOT SOUTHERN BOPPERS  (LP)
My Gal Mary-Ann (rec. 1956) / Take Me To That Place (vers. 1, rec. 1/1957)
1985 UK
CHARLY CD SUN 16 V/A: THE BEST OF SUN ROCKABILLY  (CD)
Slow Down / Let's Bop
1986 UK
CHARLY CD SUN 36 V/A: THE BEST OF SUN ROCKABILLY, VOL.2  (CD)
My Gal Mary-Ann
1986 UK
CHARLY SUNBOX 106 V/A: SUN RECORDS - THE ROCKING YEARS  (12-LP)
Crawdad Hole (vers. 2, take 2, rec. c. 1/1956) / Slow Down (rec. c. 3/1956 = Sun 240) / A Fool For Loving You (alt. take, rec. 10/1955) / If You Don't Mind (rec. c. 3/1956) / Sign It On The Dotted Line (alt. take, rec. 6/1956)
1987 UK
MAGNUM FORCE LP 043 V/A: RED HOT ROCKABILLY, VOL.2  (LP)
Roll Over Beethoven
1987 UK
NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS NME PRO 5 V/A: I DREAMT I WAS ELVIS  (LP)
Let's Bop
(promo LP edition of the New Musical Express cassette)
1987 UK
P-VINE PLP-316 V/A: THE BIRTH OF MEMPHIS ROCKIN' SOUND  (LP)
Slow Down / Let's Bop / Sign On The Dotted Line
1987 JPN
MAGNUM FORCE LP 056 V/A: RED HOT ROCKABILLY, VOL.4  (LP)
Crawdad Hole
1988 UK
CAMBRA SOUND LP 104 V/A: ROCKABILLY REBELS  (LP)
Let's Bop
19??
BELLAPHON 15140 V/A: SUN ROCKABILLIES, VOL.3 : ROCKIN' & BOPPIN'  (LP)
Sign On The Dotted Line (vers. 1)
19?? GER
BELLAPHON 220 13 023 V/A: SUN ROCKABILLIES : PUT YOUR CAT CLOTHES ON  (LP)
Slow Down
19?? GER
INSTANT CD INS 5039 V/A: THE SUN STORY, VOL.1 - SUNRISE  (CD)
Slow Down
19?? UK
MUSTANG CD 4 V/A: ROCKABILLY & HILLBILLY BOP, VOL.4 - MAD DOG IN TOWN  (CD)
Crawdad Hole
19??
ROUNDER 37 V/A: SUN ROCKABILLY  (LP/CD)
Hey Slim
1990 US
MAGNUM FORCE CD 082 V/A: RED HOT ROCKABILLY, VOL.8  (CD)
Roll Over Beethoven
1992 UK
ROCKHOUSE CD 9319 V/A: ROCK IT - 32 AUTHENTIC R&R AND ROCKABILLY SHAKERS  (CD)
Crawdad Hole
1993 HOL
DISKY CD 04 V/A: THE ULTIMATE MEMPHIS ROCKABILLY COLLECTION, VOL.2  (CD)
Hey Slim / My Gal Mary-Ann / Take Me To That Place (vers. 1)
1993 HOL
JICK? CD 89193 V/A: BEST OF SUN ROCKABILLY, VOL.1  (CD)
Slow Down / Let's Bop
1994 JPN
JICK? CD 89194 V/A: BEST OF SUN ROCKABILLY, VOL.2  (CD)
My Gal Mary-Ann
1994 JPN
CHARLY CD 8099 V/A: ESSENTIAL SUN ROCKABILLIES, VOL.1  (CD)
Crawdad Hole
1995 UK
AVI CD 5003 V/A: LET'S BOP - SUN ROCKABILLY, VOL.1  (CD)
Slow Down / Let's Bop / Hey Jim / Crawdad Hole (alt. vers. 2) / Take Me To That Place / Sign On The Dotted Line
1995 US
BEAR FAMILY BCD 15802 DI V/A: THE COMPLETE SUN SINGLES, VOL.2  (4-CD)
Slow Down/A Fool For Lovin' You
1995 GER
AVI/ATOMIC BEAT 5020 V/A: DRINK UP AND GO HOME! - SUN COUNTRY, VOL.2  (CD)
A Fool For Lovin' You
1996 US
CHARLY CD 8118 V/A: ESSENTIAL SUN ROCKABILLIES, VOL.2  (CD)
Slow Down
1996 UK
CHARLY CD 8161 V/A: ESSENTIAL SUN ROCKABILLIES, VOL.3  (CD)
Let's Bop
1996 UK
CHARLY CD 8274-2 V/A: THE VERY BEST OF SUN ROCKABILLY  (CD)
Hey Slim / Take Me To That Place (vers. 1)
1997 UK
VAMPIRELLA MUSIC 20012 V/A: RARE WHITE BOPPIN'  (10" LP)
Slow Down
1997 GER
BEAR FAMILY BCD 16210 V/A: THAT'LL FLAT GIT IT, VOL.14  (CD)
Take Me To That Place (vers. 1)
1997 GER
HALLMARK CD 307972 V/A: KINGS OF ROCKABILLY  (CD)
Slow Down
1997
WOODWARD WWD-CD-100 MARV WEYER & HIS PALS: MOOSE X-ING  (CD)
I Started Rockin' A Long Time Ago (1999 recording feat. Jack Earls:vcl/rh.gtr, Marv Weyer:ld.gtr, Smokey Links:gtr, Kenny Bruce:bs, Loney Charles:dms)
1999 US
DRESSED TO KILL/BMG CD 66 V/A: THE SUN GODS  (CD)
Crawdad Hole/Let's Bop
1999 UK
BEAR FAMILY BCD 16311 V/A: THAT'LL FLAT GIT IT, VOL.16 : ROCKABILLY FROM THE VAULTS OF SUN RECORDS  (CD)
My Gal Mary-Ann
1999 GER
VAMPIRELLA CD 1020012-2 V/A: RARE WHITE BOPPIN' AND RARE BLACK ROCKIN' : ORIGINAL SUN MATERIAL  (CD)
Slow Down
2000 GER
DISKY CD 250542 V/A: AS GOOD AS IT GETS : ROCKABILLY  (2-CD)
Slow Down
2000 HOL
PIE CD 153 V/A: ROCKABILLY DANCE PARTY  (CD)
Let's Bop
2000
CASTLE/PULSE PBX CD 336 V/A: THE LEGENDARY SUN RECORDS STORY  (CD)
Slow Down
2000 UK
SAAR CD 41006 V/A: THE BEST OF SUN ROCKABILLY, VOL.1-2  (CD)
Crawdad Hole/Slow Down
2000 ITA
ACE CDCHD 815 V/A: THEM ROCKABILLY CATS  (CD)
Slow Down
2001 UK
SELECT CD 586 V/A: RED HOT : THE BEST OF SUN ROCKABILLY  (CD)
Slow Down
2001
CHARLY SNAJ 713 V/A: THE SUN RECORDS STORY  (4-CD)
A Fool For Lovin' You
2002 UK
FAB-U-LUS FBUBX 002 V/A: SUN RECORD COMPANY - 50 GOLDEN YEARS 1952-2002  (8-CD)
Take Me To That Place / Let's Bop
2002 US
VARESE VINTAGE 066613 V/A: SUN RECORDS - 25 RED-HOT ROCKABILLY CLASSICS  (CD)
Let's Bop
2004 US
ENVIKEN LJCD 1 V/A: LIVE & JIVE LEGENDS  (CD)
Game Of Love/Trying To Find My Way
2005 SWE
EL TORO ETCD 1011 V/A: TENNESSEE ROCK'N BILLY 1955  (CD)
Hey Jim / They Can't Keep Me From You
2006 SPA
CASTLE CMXBX 1476 V/A: GET RHYTHM - HOT WAX FROM THE SUN VAULTS  (6 x 7" SINGLEBOX)
Slow Down / A Fool For Lovin' You
2007 UK
PROPER PROPERBOX 143 V/A: ROCKIN' MEMPHIS  (4-CD)
Slow Down
2008 UK


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Jarmo Hoppula | Craig Maki

Published sources: Goldmine Price Guide To 45 Rpm Records (Tim Neely, 2003) | Sun Records: The Discography (Colin Escott & Martin Hawkins, 1987) | Blues News 1/1986 | Blue Suede News #40 (1997) | New Kommotion 22 (1979) | Bear Family BCD16935 BG (cd liner notes by Craig 'Bones' Maki, 6/2009, and discography by Colin Escott, Stefan Kohne & Craig 'Bones' Maki)

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