ROCK BOTTOM





SINGLES

DANGERZONE RECORD CO/DANGERTOONS MUSIC CO. D-0000001 (p/s)  THE SILVER KING RHYTHM BAND My Balls Are Blue (From Loving You) / Lovin' Machine
(feat. St. Petey Twigs [a.k.a. Barry Cuda]:pno/vcl on a-side, Flo Mingo [a.k.a. Angela Altieri]:wbd, Rock Bottom [a.k.a. David C. York]:hca/vcl in b-side) 
1981 US 




ALBUMS

DANGERZONE DZ 009-1 THE SILVER KING BAND: LIVE AT THE DIVE  (LP) 
Ooba La Baby ** / Walk My Blues Away ** / Shake That Thing / I Want A Hot Dog (For My Roll) ** / Hoy Hoy *** / Boogie Woogie U.F.O. * / Brown Skin Woman *** / Monkey Hips & Rice *** / Alligator Love Call *** / Slow Down Woman * / Have You Ever Been Lonely ***
(recorded live at The Dive, Tampa, FL, feat. Rock Bottom:vcl*/hca, Flo Mingo:vcl**/wbd, St. Petey Twig (a.k.a. Barry Cuda):vcl***/pno + Paul Marks:perc, Stoney Stevens:ac.bs, Eddie Kirkland:National Steel gtr on 'Slow Down Woman' & 'Have You Ever Been Lonely')
-- Scandinavian edition: Dangerzone/Transmission DZ 009-1, 1983/extended cd reissue: Dangerzone DZCD009-1, 1997 US (with bonus tracks: It Ain't The Meat (It's the Motion) / You Do It / Sixty Minute Man / I'm Walkin' / Hop, Skip And A Jump / Youse A Viper / Cafe Society Blues) --
1983 US
# THE SILVER KING BAND: OUR VERY BEST WOOGIE  (C-CAS) 
1989 US
REVOLUTION DDRCD 9104 THE SILVER KING BAND: ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE BAR MANAGERS  (CD) 
Close To You Baby / Cry To Me / Don't You Tell Nobody / He Loves So Good / If You See Kay / Just A Lonely Clown / Let Me Play With Your Poodle / Mess Around / Moanin' At Midnight / State Street Special / Voo-It / Whadaya Want
(feat. Rock Bottom:vcl/hca, St. Petey Twigs:vcl/pno, Flo Mingo:vcl/wbd, Nick Danger)
-- reissue: Dangerzone ?, 1993 US --
1991 NOR
VERRAT # ROCK BOTTOM & BLUE KEROSENE: FAMILY PLACE  (CD) 
I Got To Go / In The Night / Off The Wall / Stop Right Now / Rattlesnake / Don't Say That No More / Nature / Ya-Ya / Great Big Eyes / Moanin' At Midnight / Dust My Broom
1993 SWI
DANGERZONE DISCS 018 THE SILVER KING BAND: BLUES, SHUCK & JIVE  (CD) 
Boogie At Midnite / Monkey Hips And Rice / Memphis Blues / The Tampa Grind / Suitcase Blues / Cry On / I'm The Cat / Dat Ain't No Lie / T'aint / You Ain't Invited / The Waitress Song / Cindy Lea / Be Baba Leba / Ice Cream Freezer
(recorded at Bay Sound Recording, Tampa, FL, November 1993-March 1994, feat. Rock Bottom:vcl/hca, Flo Mingo:vcl/wbd, Barry Cuda:vcl/pno + Big Dick Magee:dms, J.P. "Bullmoose" Coley:ac.bs, Dave Cotton:sax)
1994 US
DANGERZONE DISCS ? ROCK BOTTOM: HARMANIAC  (CD) 
Boozoo Stomp / Gator Tail / Voodoo Idol / Run & Hide / Ellie May / Cigarette Blues / Hot For A Woman / Let's Go Jookin' / Keep Your Hands Off Of Him / Stormy Monday / Big Mamoo / St. Pete Kid / Snakie's Ribs / Truckin' Little Sucker / St. Pete Stomp
1994 US
DOUBLE TROUBLE DT 3035 ROCK BOTTOM: TOO MANY BAD HABITS  (CD) 
Lightnin' / Stompin' At The Aaheim / Ramona's Blues / Too Many Bad Habits / Set The Meat Outdoors / My Blues / Who's Been Fooling You / Ice Cream Freezer / Person To Person / Blues For Anne B. / My Mind Is Ramblin' / Snake Dancin' Through God's Barnyard / Hadacol Bounce / Boozoo Stomp / Close To You Baby
(feat. Rock Bottom:vcl/hca, Tomcat Blake:gtr, Steve Burdi:gtr, Vidar Busk:gtr, Ronnie Earl:gtr, Barry Cuda:pno, John Street:org/pno, J.P. "Bullmoose" Coley:ac.bs, Rose Romance:ac.bs, T-Bone Hamilton:bs, Glenn Evans:snare dms, Big Dick Magee:snare dms, Jungle Denny McCarthy:snare dms, Flo Mingo:wbd)
1995 BEL
NEW MOON MUSIC NMC 9821 ROCK BOTTOM & THE CUTAWAYS: SHAKE YOUR BOOGIE LEG  (CD) 
Shake Your Boogie Leg / Web Top Checker / St. John's Eve / Manatee County Jail / (Speedy Done Lost His) Mojo Bag / The Tampa Grind / Rock Bottom Boogie / In The Alley / State Of The Blues / Trash Can Rhythm / Trouble In The Streets / Get Up Baby / Let's All Go To Leon's
1999 US
TRICKNOLOGY TRICKCD 1 ROCK BOTTOM: TONE  (CD) 
In The Night / Frog Leg Man / Large Women (And Their Skinny Little Men) / Rock's Talkin' Blues / Man Of Stone / St. Pete Boogie / Monkey Tonight / Give Up On My Drinkin' / Goofer Dust / Rocket 69 / Never Turn Away / Root Man / Chemical Bank / Whisperin' Monkeys
1999 US
VALVE 3081 ROCK BOTTOM & BEN WATERS: GOING NOWHERE FAST  (CD) 
Junker's Blues / Them New Crossroads Blues / Stoop Down Baby / Cake With Wolla / Down Home Girl / Stop The Boogie / Annie Had A Baby / Mess Around / Maureen's So Sweet / Hey Now Baby / U Lie 2 Much
2001 GER
# ROCK BOTTOM: SNAKE DANCING THROUGH GOD'S BARNYARD - THE GREATEST MISSES OF ROCK BOTTOM  (CD) 
Show Business (prev. unissued) / Snake Dancin' Through God's Barnyard / Rattlesnake / Mr Big / Large Women (And Their Skinny Little Men) / St. Pete Boogie / Let's All Go To Leon's / Frog Leg Man / Dizconnected (prev. unissued) / Gator Tail / Person To Person / Stompin' At The Aaheim / Let's Go Jookin' / Speedy Done Lost His Mojo Bag (Swiss version) / Web Top Checker / Ellie May / Hank Ballard Stole My Date (prev. unissued) / Rock's Talkin' Blues / Ice Cream Freezer / The Tampa Grind / Duct Tape (prev. unissued) / Trouble In The Streets / State Of The Blues / Manatee County Jail / If You See Kay / Lightnin' / Ugly Is As Ugly Does / Spiders In Her Head / Give Up On My Drinkin' / Maureen's So Sweet
200? US
# ROCK BOTTOM AND HIS WORTHLESS BUMS OF RHYTHM: SONGS OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM  (CD) 
Forty-Four / Folsom Prison Blues / My Baby's In Jail / Jailbird / County Jail / Another Man / Subpeona Servin' Sam / I'm Gonna Murder My Baby / Can't Got No Bail Bond / Manatee County Jail / Percious Lord
200? US
# ROCK BOTTOM: KING OF THE DUES  (CD) 
Due To Pay / Shake That Thing / IHOB / Gonna Rock That Jerk / Deadest Place In Town / Stomp The Boogie / Drinkin' Straight Nyquil / Mr. Big / R.B.'s Blues / Ugly Is As Ugly Does / Hate To See You Go / Spiders In Her Head / Manatee Avenue East / Speedy Done Lost His Mojo Bag (Swiss version)
200? US




COMPILATIONS

REVOLUTION REX CD 10  V/A: WHALE MEAT AGAIN!  (CD) 
The Silver King Band: Voo-It
1991 NOR 
VALVE 1099  V/A: GIVE ME THE BLUES  (CD) 
Hank Ballard / Stop The Boogie (with Ben Waters)
1999 GER 
VALVE 7084  V/A: STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, VOLUME ONE - 20 YEARS OF LIVE MUSIC IN METTMAN  (CD) 
Cruisin' The Swamp
2004 GER 




SESSION WORKS

RAFU RAFULP 8602 BAD SIGN: SLEEPWALK  (LP) 
(feat. Rock Bottom:hca on tracks 'Mustang Sally' & 'Over Midnight')
-- cd reissues: "Travlin' Bone/Sleepwalk", Bluelight BLR 3329 2, 1995 FIN/"Travlin' Bone - The Bad Sign Anthology 1983-1988", Bluelight [2-CD] BLR 33 141 2, 2007 FIN --
1986 FIN 
ROUNDER CD 3121 ROY BOOK BINDER: THE HILLBILLY BLUES CATS  (CD) 
She Did You A Favor / Babe, I Want You To Know / Anywhere You Go / Tired Of Bein' Mistreated / Over To My House / One Meatball / T-Man Blues #2 / Talks All Over Town / Statesboro Blues / Won't You Be Kind / I Got Mine / Mississippi John
(feat. Rock Bottom:hca & Billy Ochoa:ac.bs)
1992 US
UPRIGHT # DIAMOND TEETH MARY: WALKING MARY'S BLUES  (CD) 
(feat. Rock Bottom:hca)
1994 US
KINGSNAKE 036 BILL WHARTON & THE INGREDIENTS: STANDING IN THE FIRE  (CD) 
(feat. Rock Bottom:hca)
1996 US
BIG BOSS 96001 WILLIE LOMAX BLUES REVUE: GIVE ME BACK MY TEETH  (CD) 
(feat. Rock Bottom:hca)
1996 US
BLUE HEART 10 RONNY ELLIOTT: POISONVILLE  (CD) 
(feat. Rock Bottom:hca)
2001 US
BLUE HEART 11 RONNY ELLIOTT: MAGNETO  (CD) 
(feat. Rock Bottom:hca)
2002 US
BLUE HEART 14 RONNY ELLIOTT: VALENTINE ROADKILL  (CD) 
(feat. Rock Bottom:hca)
2005 US
BLUES BOULEVARD/MUSIC AVENUE 250217 TOMMY MCCOY WITH TOMMY SHANNON & CHRIS LAYTON: TRIPLE TROUBLE  (CD) 
(feat. Rock Bottom:hca)
2009 BEL


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: Jefferson #61 (1983; article on The Silver King Band by Ketil Strand Kristiansen)

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