RODNEY LAY, SR.





SINGLES

KAMPUS 100RODNEY AND THE BLAZERSTeenage Cinderella / Summertime Rock 7/1960 US
KAMPUS 45-150703/4 RODNEY AND THE BLAZERSLittle Orphan Annie / Summer Love9/1960 US
DORE 572RODNEY AND THE BLAZERSRolling Along / Teenage Cinderella2/1961 US
DORE 588RODNEY AND THE BLAZERSTell Me Baby / Snowwhite2/1961 US
KAMPUS 880RODNEY AND THE BLAZERSWarpaint / Oriental Nightmare1961 US
ABNER 7003DON DOWNING WITH RODNEY AND THE BLAZERSA Bird In The Hand / Jivin' Jean1961 US
CHAN CH 108DON DOWNING WITH RODNEY AND THE BLAZERSA Bird In The Hand / Jivin' Jean1961 US
CHAN CH 110RODNEY LAY AND THE BLAZERSIt's All Over But The Crying / Little Orphan Annie1962 US
BOYD RECORDS, INC. 112DON DOWNING, RODNEY AND THE BLAZERSI Found Someone To Love / Have You Seen My Baby1963 US
KAMPUS K 812RODNEY AND THE BLAZERSWrinkles / Blue School1964 US
KAMPUS K 6264 RODNEY AND THE BLAZERSShort Fat Fannie / Boney Maroney1964 US 
CAPITOL PRO 4604RODNEY LAYWild And Wooley Ways / ?1968? US
BLUE BOOK 1000RODNEY LAYNot Going Back To Jackson / Georgia Boy1970? US
CAPITOL PRO 4959 (promo)RODNEY LAYGeorgia Boy / I Don't Wanna Make It1970 US
CAPITOL 2759RODNEY LAYGeorgia Boy / I Don't Wanna Make It1970 US
CAPITOL 2759RODNEY LAYGeorgia Boy / I Don't Wanna Make It1970 CAN 
CAPITOL 2845RODNEY LAYTennessee Woman / I Don't Know Enough1970 US
SUN 1144RODNEY LAYShenandoah / Back In The Saddle Again1979 US
SUN 71763S (white label promo)RODNEY LAYSea Cruise / Nashville Connection1980 US
SUN 1149RODNEY LAYSea Cruise / Nashville Connection1980 US
SUN 1164 (gold vinyl)RODNEY LAYSeven Days Come Sunday / Close
(a-side Billboard/c&w #85)
1981 US
SUN 1168RODNEY LAYSilent Partners / Stolen Wine1981 US
CHURCHILL CR 94001RODNEY LAY AND THE WILD WESTHappy Country Birthday Darlin' / Her Memories Faster Than Me
(a-side Billboard/c&w #72)
1982 US
CHURCHILL CR 94005 (promo)RODNEY LAY AND THE WILD WESTI Wish I Had A Job To Shove / I Wish I Had A Job To Shove1982 US
CHURCHILL CR 94005 (p/s)RODNEY LAY AND THE WILD WESTI Wish I Had A Job To Shove / The Way I Feel
(a-side Billboard/c&w #45)
1982 US
CHURCHILL CR 94012RODNEY LAY AND THE WILD WESTYou Could've Heard A Heart Break / Hollywood And Wine 
(a-side Billboard/c&w #53)
1982 US
CHURCHILL CR 94020 (promo)RODNEY LAY AND THE WILD WESTMary Lee / Mary Lee1983 US
CHURCHILL CR 94020 (p/s)RODNEY LAY AND THE WILD WESTMary Lee / Blue With Envy
(a-side Billboard/c&w #64)
1983 US
EVERGREEN 1046RODNEY LAYWalk Softly On The Bridges / Ten Toes Up, Ten Toes Down
(a-side Billboard/c&w #79)
1986 US 




ALBUMS

SUN SUN-1015RODNEY LAY AND THE WILD WEST: DESERT ROCK  (LP)
Shenandoah / Cimarron / Streets Of Laredo / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Red River Valley / Back In The Saddle Again / Cool Water / Home On The Range / High Noon / Chisholm Trail
1979 US
SUN SUN-1022 (gold vinyl) RODNEY LAY AND THE WILD WEST: ROCKABILLY NUGGETS  (LP)
Down On The Farm / Party Doll / Nashville Connection / Oh Boy / Wake Up Little Suzie / Rock Around The Clock / Rocking Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu / Thirty Days / Reelin' & Rockin' / Sea Cruise / Heartbreak Hill
1980 US
SUN SUN-1027 (gold vinyl)RODNEY LAY: SILENT PARTNERS  (LP)
Love On The Sly / Silent Partners / Close / Seven Days Come Sunday / Goodbye Sweet Virginia / Ain't No Doubt About It / Stolen Wine / Again / Marriage On The Rocks / Reins Of Love
-- German edition: Bellaphon 2600733, 1981 --
1981 US
CHURCHILL CR-9423RODNEY LAY AND THE WILD WEST: HEARTBREAK  (LP) 
You Could've Heard A Heart Break / Her Memory Is Faster Than Me / Hollywood And Wine (I Wish I Had A Bottle Of) / The Way I Feel Tonight / Blue With Envy / Mend Your Cheating Ways / I Wish I Had A Job To Shove / Happy Country Birthday Darling / The Last Time / I'm A Hog For You Baby (with Roy Clark)
1982 US 




COLLECTIONS

GEARFAB GF-152RODNEY & THE BLAZERS: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS 1960-1964  (CD)
Teenage Cinderella / Summertime Rock / Little Orphan Annie / Summer Love / Warpaint / Oriental Nightmare / Snowwhite / Tell Me Baby / It's All Over But The Cryin' / Short Fat Fannie / Boney Maroney / Blue School / Wrinkles / Dumbell * / Long Walk Home * / California Sun * / Tell Me * / It's Gonna Be Me * / Go Down With The Sun *
(*= prev. unissued 1962 recordings)
2000 US 




COMPILATIONS

WHITE LABEL WLP 8829V/A: WILD ROCKIN'  (LP)
Rodney & the Blazers: Summertime Rock / Oriental Nightmare / Warpaint  
1981 HOL
CLUB 010V/A: GRAB THIS AND DANCE, VOL.10  (LP)
Rodney & the Blazers: Warpaint
1993 UK
CLUB 010V/A: GRAB THIS AND DANCE, VOL.15  (LP)
Rodney & the Blazers: Summertime Rock
1994 UK
BUFFALO BOP BB-CD 55066 V/A: STRICTLY INSTRUMENTAL, VOL.3  (CD)
Rodney & the Blazers: Summertime Rock
1997 GER 
COLLECTOR CLCD 4512V/A: ROCK & ROLL COVERS - HOT STEAMY LOVERS, VOL.4  (CD)
Rodney & the Blazers: Summertime Rock
1997 GER
HOT & SOUR 002V/A: CHOP SUEY ROCK, VOL.2  (LP/CD)
Rodney & the Blazers: Oriental Nightmare
200?
RED DOG RDK/K-001V/A: MIDWEST GARAGE BAND SERIES : KANSAS  (CD)
Rodney & the Blazers: Short Fat Fannie
200? US
LENOX 109V/A: ROCK IT, VOL.5  (CD)
Rodney & the Blazers: Summertime Rock
2000 FRA
CANADIAN CAN-2303V/A: RARE INSTRUMENTAL, VOL.3  (CD)
Rodney & the Blazers: Summertime Rock / Warpaint
2005 CAN
TWIST 036V/A: TWIST IT UP!  (CD-R)
Don Downing with Rodney & the Blazers: Have You Seen My Baby
200?


Additional info: The original 1960 personnel of Rodney & the Blazers were Rodney Lay, Sr.:vcl/bs, Don Downing:pno/vcl, Pete Williams:gtr, Bob Scott:sax, and Bob York:dms (Lay and York had performed together already since 1957 in a group called The Offbeats). The future Blazers members included Chan Romero, Gene Bongiorni, Sam Beck, Skip Knape, Dennis Winton, and a female vocalist Mary Taylor. The group also toured with Jerry Lee Lewis in the early 1960's and with Wanda Jackson in 1964-1966. 1966-72 Lay worked as DJ on station KGGF Coffeyville, Kansas, and in the early 1970's he signed with Blue Book and Capitol Records, then with Sun International, Churchville and Evergreen Records - also enjoying a few Billboard country&western single chart hits during this period. In 1975-1976 Lay and The Wild West toured with Freddy Fender before becoming a part of Roy Clark's Hee Haw entourage in 1980. Lay continued as Roy Clark's bandleader and bass player until the show's final year 1992.



                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Tapio Väisänen

Published sources: Goldmine Price Guide To 45 Rpm Records (Tim Neely, 2003) | Goldmine's Rock 'n Roll Record Price Guide, 2nd Edition (Neal Umphred, 1992) | GearFab GF-152 (cd liner notes by Roger Maglio & Rodney Lay, Sr.) | Top Country Singles 1944-1988 (Joel Whitburn, 1989) | Goldmine Country & Western Record Price Guide, 2nd Edition (Tim Neely, 2001) 

Online sources: www.allmusic.com | www.ebay.com | www.musicstack.com | www.popsike.com | www.worldofgramophones.com | www.cdbbq.com | www.rodneylay.com | www.bsnpubs.com/tennessee/sund.html | www.rissystreasures.com/heehaw/rlay.htm | rcs.law.emory.edu/rcs/artists/l/lay-5000.htm

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