JIMMY DEE & THE OFFBEATS





SINGLES

TNT TNT-148 JIMMY DEE AND THE OFFBEATS (a) /
JIMMY DEE AND THE OFFBEATS WITH THE MONTCLAIRS (b)
  
Henrietta / Don't Cry No More10/1957 US
DOT 15664 (78rpm)  JIMMY DEE AND THE OFFBEATS (a) /
JIMMY DEE AND THE OFFBEATS WITH THE MONTCLAIRS (b)
  
Henrietta / Don't Cry No More11/1957 US
DOT 45-15664 JIMMY DEE AND THE OFFBEATS (a) /
JIMMY DEE AND THE OFFBEATS WITH THE MONTCLAIRS (b)
  
Henrietta / Don't Cry No More
(a-side Billboard/pop #47)
11/1957 US 
LONDON FL 1718 JIMMY DEE AND THE OFFBEATS (a) /
JIMMY DEE AND THE OFFBEATS WITH THE MONTCLAIRS (b)
  
Henrietta / Don't Cry No More1958 NL
TNT TNT-152 JIMMY DEE AND THE OFFBEATS You're Late Miss Kate / Here I Come  2/1958 US
DOT 45-15721 JIMMY DEE You're Late Miss Kate / Here I Come3/1958 US
TNT TNT-161 JIMMY DEE Rock-Tick-Tock / I Feel Like Rockin'1/1959 US
ONYX 45-71-7 ? JIMMY DEE AND THE OFFBEATS, VOCAL BY JIMMY DEE Lovely Lies / I Cross My Fingers
(Same artist? Produced by Pat Costa, engineered and mixed by Ron Messina, recorded at Eastern Sounds Recording Studios, Methuen, Massachusetts)
196? US




EP'S

TNT TNT-EP 5-1/2  JIMMY DEE AND THE OFFBEATS
Rock-Tick-Tock / Henrietta / You're Late Miss Kate / Here I Come
19??
FED EP 05 V/A: SAMMY MASTERS, ART ADAMS, BILL NELSON, JIMMY DEE  
Henrietta / (+ 3 tracks from other artists)
19?? NOR 




COMPILATIONS

DOT DLP 3425 V/A: MILLION $ MUSIC  (LP)
Henrietta
196? US
ROCKET 88 RLP 5002 V/A: RIOT IN CELL BLOCK 9  (LP)
Henrietta
197? AUS
NPR 7305 V/A: ARCHIVE SERIES, VOL.5  (LP)
Henrietta
1976 GER
EAGLE 302 V/A: STACK-A-RECORDS  (LP)
Don't Cry No More
1976 GER
ANDROMEDA XZ 01010 V/A: SPEED 45 ROCK'N ROLL  (LP)
You're Late Miss Kate
1978
ABC 5247 V/A: COTTON PICKIN' ROCK  (LP)
You're Late Miss Kate
1978 UK
WHITE LABEL WLP 8805 V/A: ROCK, ROCK, ROCK  (LP)
That's What I Call Love (prev. unissued, probably different artist)
1979 NL
POTOMAC 37650 V/A: ROCK TICK TOCK  (LP)
Rock-Tick-Tock
1980
WENDI LP 000002 V/A: ACTION PACKED  (LP)
Here I Come
1980 AUS
CENTURY ? V/A: ROCKABILLY BABY  (CD)
Henrietta
19?? CAN
MR. MAESTRO CD 300 V/A: WILD AND FRANTIC  (CD)
You're Late Miss Kate
199?
TIME-LIFE R929-09 V/A: LOST TREASURES II   (CD)
Henrietta
199?
CLUB WWR WWRLP 001 V/A: WILD WILD ROCKIN', VOL.1  (CD)
Rock-Tick-Tock
1995 UK
COLLECTABLES COL-CD-0596   V/A: CLASSIC ROCK FROM SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS  (CD)
Henrietta/You're Late Miss Kate
1995 US
BEAVER BLP 3304 V/A: THAT'S ROCK & ROLL, VOL.4  (CD)
Here I Come
1995 BEL
ACE CDCH 592 V/A: DOT ROCK'N'ROLL  (CD)
Henrietta
1996 UK
VARESE SARABANDE 5687 V/A: THE HISTORY OF DOT RECORDS, VOL.2 COME GO WITH ME  (CD)
Henrietta
1996 US
COLLECTABLES COL-CD-5555 V/A: BEST OF TNT RECORDS  (CD)
Henrietta
1996 US
BEAR FAMILY BCD 15711 AH V/A: THAT'LL FLAT GIT IT, VOL.5 (ROCKABILLY AND ROCK'N'ROLL FROM THE VAULTS OF DOT RECORDS)  (CD)
You're Late Miss Kate/Henrietta
1997 GER
RHINO 75704 V/A: LOUD, FAST & OUT OF CONTROL : THE WILD SOUNDS OF THE '50S  (4-CD)
Henrietta
1999 US
NORTON ED/CED-274 DOUG SAHM: SAN ANTONIO ROCK - THE HARLEM RECORDINGS 1957-1961  (LP/CD)  
Rock-Tick-Tock/I Feel Like Rockin'
2000 US
CENTHY 2001 V/A: KEEP ON ROCKIN'  (CD)
That's What I Call Love
2000 SWE 
BUFFALO BOP BB-CD 55167 V/A: ROCK TICK TOCK  (CD)
Rock-Tick-Tock
2004 GER
ACE CDCHD 1200 V/A: THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN ROCK'N'ROLL, VOL.11  (CD)
Henrietta
2007 UK


In addition, there is an LP titled 'Today Tonight' issued as by Jimmy Dee (Rosewood LP 11004).

Country'n'western artist named Jimmy Dee recorded at least the following singles:
"Guitar Pickin' Man" / Sweet Frenzy (Inner-Glo IG-105, 1963, with Chuck Cowan on guitar)
"The One I Love" / "Please Don't Go" (Nashville NV 5166, 1964)
"Trying Not To Cry" / "Naggin" (Trail T-103, 196?)
Jimmy Dee, vocal, Chuck Gowan, guitar: "Guitar Pickin' Man" / Chuck Gowan: "Baby Come Over" (Olympic 013, 1978)

A group called Jimmy Dee & the Meteors recorded for Pixie and Ace Records:
"Wanda" / "Don't Hurt Me No More" (Pixie 7411/Ace 627, 1961)
"The Monster Hop" / "Don't Hurt Me No More" (Pixie 7412, 1961)

There were also a couple of other Jimmy Dee's:
"Lonely" / "Manitoba Moon" (Tin Pan Alley 202, 1958)
"You're The One For Me" / "Put Me In All Your Life" (Infinity 004, 1961)
"I Should Have Listened" / "I Went On" (Infinity 010, 1961)
"Any Time You Want Me" / "I'll Be Good To You Now" (Infinity 015, 1962)
"I've Got A Secret" / "You Say You Beat Me To The Punch" (Cutie 1400, 1963)

There was also a group called Jimmy & The Offbeats, that recorded at least one single in Baton Rouge, La. in 1966: "I Ain't No Miracle Worker" / "Stronger Than Dirt" (Bofuz BF-1113).

Quite obviously any of these had nothing to do with Jimmy De Fore. It's also probable that the singer on unissued White Label track 'That's What I Call Love' is not Jimmy Dee of Texas.

Also worth to mention, according to jimmydee.org:
- "He [Jimmy Dee] recorded for eleven different labels over the course of his career" (including 1965 recordings for Big Top and Roulette).

- "It is known that he was once a member of the backing group, The Chevelles, for the Verve recording artist Sharon Wynter and recorded and also toured with her but, due to his personal contractual obligations, did not sing on any of her recordings."

- "He worked as a session musician in Memphis and later in Nashville, Tennessee during the sixties. He is also credited on one of Del Shannon's tracks "Tell Her No", 1965, on drums and back-up vocals."

- "During the years 1967 and 1968 he worked sessions in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, both at FAME Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studios."

- "A contractual dispute with Morris Levy, head of Roulette Records, caused his personal recording career to halt in 1966. However, he reappeared later in the sixties and the mid-seventies and again in the eighties on smaller labels with several more records and produced one CD during the nineties and another CD, Still Singing After All These Years, was released on Ascot in November 2007."



                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Jarmo Hoppula

Published sources: Goldmine Price Guide To 45 Rpm Records (Tim Neely, 2003) | Billboard Top 100 Singles (Joel Whitburn, 1994)

Online sources: www.recordmaster.com | rcs.law.emory.edu/rcs (Rockin' Country Style) | www.singlesdb.com | www.ebay.com | www.gemm.com | www.musicstack.com | jimmydee.org/Bio.aspx | www.rockabillyhall.com/JimmyDee.html

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