JOHNNY LEGEND





SINGLES & EP'S

ROLLIN' ROCK 45-048 JOHNNY LEGEND & HIS SKULLCAPS The South's Gonna Rise Again / Rockabilly Rumble1980 US
K-TEL/ROLLIN' ROCK RRS-051 JOHNNY LEGEND & HIS SKULLCAPS Soakin' The Bone Tonite / No Escape1981 FIN
RONDELET ROUND 1002 (p/s) JOHNNY LEGEND & HIS SKULLCAPS The South's Gonna Rise Again / Rockabilly Rumble1981 UK
SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY SFTRI 63 (p/s, green vinyl) JOHNNY LEGEND House Of Frankenstein / (Theme From) 2000 Maniacs1990 US
DIONYSUS ID074519 (p/s, red/green/clear vinyl) JOHNNY LEGEND Rubber Room / The Night Of The Sadist1991 US
TRUST ME RECORDS BLS VS/TMR001 JOHNNY LEGEND & MELBA TOAST I Want More For X-Mas / Hey, Melba1992 US
HILLSDALE HR-45-4 (p/s) JOHNNY LEGEND AND HIS BAND Pipeline / Mexican Love1993 US
DYNAMITE! NR. 3 JOHNNY LEGEND & THE SUNDOWNERS Are You Hep To It (recorded live in 1974 at the 'Knust', Hamburg) / (reverse by High Noon: Strange Kinda Feeling)1994 GER
REAL MUSIC 3-45-96 TONY CONN WITH JOHNNY, BOBBY & RAY Over The Hill / (reverse by Tony Conn & His Rollin' Rockabillies: Rockabailly)1996 US
CARBON 14 MAGAZINE #16 (EP, p/s) JOHNNY LEGEND Night Of The Sadist / (other tracks by Davie Allan & The Arrows, Hasil Adkins & Andre Williams)1999 US


In addition, young Martin "Johnny Legend" Margulies (born 1948) probably appears on a one-off 45 rpm single by the Sunset Strip psych-rock group Lightmyth, "Across The Universe" / "Quest Of The Golden Horde" (RCA Victor 74-0361), released in 1970. The a-side is Lennon-McCartney song (produced by Bill Cowsill) while the instrumental b-side is written by Margulies (Dunbar Music, Inc., BMI).

Johnny Legend may also appear (as "Rasputen") on tracks "Phantom Stranger Of Your Heart" and "Sidekick" by group called Teenage Caveman released on 7" EP "Man Or Astroman? Meet Teenage Caveman - Kill Geeksville" (WorryBird Disk WOE 22) in 1994.




ALBUMS

HONEYMOON BOP 502 JOHNNY LEGEND: ARE YOU HEP TO ME?  (LP)
Let's Get Goin' / Midnight Blues / Are You Hep To It? / Jack Hammer (Jack Hammer Blues) / Please Gimme Something / Running Gun / She's Gone / 3-D Daddy / Jo Satlin (Stalin Kicked The Bucket) / Wild Wild Women / Ramblin' Man / Mad Dog Mama
-- also issued as purple color wax edition titled "Johnny Legend And His R'n'R Combo" (Honeymoon BOP-502) --
1979 FRA
ROLLIN' ROCK LP 024 JOHNNY LEGEND & HIS SKULLCAPS: ROCKABILLY RUMBLE  (LP)
Rockabilly Rumble / The Naked Die Young / Wild Wicked Wanda / The South's Gonna Rise Again / Mad Dog Mama / Hit That Jive Jack! / She's Gone / Rockabilly Bastard / Take Some Ludes And Get Funky / Brand New Baby / Running Gun / Let's Get Goin' / Are You Hep To It?
-- UK lp edition: Rondelet ABOUT 1002, 1981 / French lp edition: Rollin' Rock-Barclay 200.137, 1981 --
1981 US
ROLLIN' ROCK LP 028 JOHNNY LEGEND & HIS SKULLCAPS: SOAKIN' THE BONE  (LP)
Soakin' The Bone / No Escape / Guess Who Ain't Gettin' Laid Tonite / Long Long Lonely Hours / Raunchy Tonk Song / Crackin' Up / The Holy Beat / Justine / Instead Of Me / Demon On The Highway / Night Bird / Rollin' The Rock / Rockabilly Bughouse
-- UK lp edition: Rondelet ABOUT 1007, 1981 / French lp editions released by Barclay and Polygram / Dutch & Swedish edition released by K-Tel International --
1981 FIN
DIONYSUS ID123367/53477-3367-1 (LP)/ID123367 (CD) JOHNNY LEGEND: BITCHIN'  (LP/CD)
Gunfight At The O.K. Corral / Cheyenne / Wild Wind / Santo Street / Crack The Whip / Don't Say She's Gone / House Of Frankenstein / Dummy Doll / Psycho Rock / Flaming Star / El Matador / Moody River / Teenage Caveman / Little Black Train / Teachers / Man Walks Among Us
1998 US
LEGEND HOUSE LH-0607 JOHNNY LEGEND: LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP/MONDO LEGEND  (DVD)
2007 US
BLUELIGHT BLR 33173 1 (LP)/BLR 33173 2 (CD) JOHNNY LEGEND: I ITCH!  (LP/CD)
I Itch (Like A Sonuvabitch) / Mexican Love / Fifth And Main / I'm Loaded / Wild Love / My Baby Ditched Me / One Way Or Another / 3-D Daddy / Standing Here Like A Clown / Witch Doctor / You'll Forget About Me / Scarecrow
2014 FIN


Note: The self-produced LP "True Murders Sung By Johnny legend" (Anthology AR 623), presumably recorded/released in the late 1960's or the early 1970's, is very likely by another artist of the same name. In his article "Shockabilly, Part II", published in Fangoria Magazine (#27) in 1983, Johnny Legend himself writes that the vocalist on this album is "another Johnny Legend".



COLLECTIONS

ROLLIN' ROCK LP9201 JOHNNY LEGEND & HIS SKULLCAPS: ROCKABILLY RUMBLE - JOHNNY LEGEND'S GREATEST HITS, VOLUME NONE  (LP)
Soakin' The Bone / The South's Gonna Rise Again / The Naked Die Young / House Of Frankenstein / Rubber Room / Guess Who Ain't Gettin' Laid Tonite / Rockabilly Rumble / Wild Wicked Wanda / No Escape / She's Gone / Midnite Blues / Rockabilly Bastard
1992 US
ROLLIN' ROCK RRCHCD 003 JOHNNY LEGEND: ROCKABILLY RUMBLE - ROLLIN' ROCK ORIGINALS  (CD)
3-D Daddy / She's Gone / Jo Stalin / Wild Wild Women / Ramblin' Man / Mad Dog Mama / Let's Get Going / Midnight Blues / Are You Hep To It / Jack Hammer / Please Gimme Something / Running Gun / Rockabilly Rumble / The Naked Die Young / Wild Wicked Wanda / The South's Gonna Rise Again / Hit That Jive Jack / Rockabilly Bastard / Take Some Ludes And Get Funky / Brand New Baby
1994 SWI
ROLLIN' ROCK/HMG 6605 JOHNNY LEGEND & HIS ROCKABILLY BASTARDS: THE BEST OF JOHNNY LEGEND, VOLUME NONE  (CD)
Soakin' The Bone / The Holy Beat / Rockabilly Bastard / The South Is Gonna Rise Again / Nightbird / Stalin Kicked The Bucket / Rockabilly Bughouse / Let's Get Goin' / The Naked Die Young / No Escape / Guess Who Ain't Gettin' Laid Tonite? / Rockabilly Rumble / Long Long Lonely Hours / Wild Wild Women / Midnite Blues / Ramblin' Man / Are You Hep To It? / Justine / Crackin' Up
1997 US
PART 3118.002 JOHNNY LEGEND: THE ROLLIN' ROCK RECORDINGS, VOL.1  (LP)
The South's Gonna Rise Again / Soakin' The Bone / The Holy Beat / Rockabilly Rumble / Running Gun / Rollin' The Rock / Let's Get Goin' / Raunchy Tonk Song / Midnight Blues / Nightbird / Are You Hep To It? / Brand New Baby / Long Long Lonely Hours / No Escape
2015 GER
PART 3118.003 JOHNNY LEGEND: THE ROLLIN' ROCK RECORDINGS, VOL.2  (LP)
The Naked Die Young / She's Gone / California Rockabilly / Justine / Instead Of Me / Guess Who Ain't Gettin Laid Tonite / Mad Dog Mama / Ramblin' Man / Rockabilly Bastard / Wild Wild Women / Stalin Kicked The Bucket / Hit That Jive Jack / Jack Hammer Blues / The Rubber Room / Rockabilly Bughouse
2015 GER
PART 6118.001 JOHNNY LEGEND: THE ROLLIN' ROCK RECORDINGS  (CD)
The South's Gonna Rise Again / Soakin' The Bone / The Holy Beat / Rockabilly Rumble / Running Gun / Rollin' The Rock / Let's Get Goin' / Raunchy Tonk Song / Midnight Blues / Nightbird / Are You Hep To It? / Brand New Baby / Long Long Lonely Hours / No Escape / The Naked Die Young / She's Gone / California Rockabilly / Justine / Instead Of Me / Guess Who Ain't Gettin' Laid Tonite / Mad Dog Mama / Ramblin' Man / Rockabilly Bastard / Wild Wild Women / Stalin Kicked The Bucket / Hit That Jive Jack! / Ole Jack Hammer Blues / The Rubber Room / Rockabilly Bughouse
2015 GER




COMPILATIONS, GUEST APPEARANCES AND SESSION WORKS

ROLLIN' ROCK LP 008 RAY CAMPI: IT AIN'T ME!!! IT'S THE EAGER B-B-BEAVER BOY  (LP)
Eager B-B-Beaver Boy / Pretty Mama / One Part Stops Where The Other Begins / Pinball Millionaire / When Two Ends Meet / Good Time Woman / It Ain't Me / Chug-A-Lug / Parts Unknown / Wicked Wicked Woman / Shelby County Penal Farm / Don't Give Your Heart To A Rambler / Play Anything / Major Label Blues
(featuring harmony vocals by Martin 'Mad Dog' Marguiles=Johnny Legend)
-- cd reissue: "The Eager Beaver Boy/Rockabilly Lives", Bear Family BCD 15501, 1990 GER --
1976 US
ROLLIN' ROCK LP 009 V/A: ROLLIN' THE ROCK, VOL.1  (LP)
Rollin' The Rock / Are You Hep To It / Three D Daddy / (+ background vocals on Billy Zoom tracks: Pinball Heaven / Bad Boy / Say When)
-- Japanese edition: Rollin' Rock-P-Vine-CS Music Co. CSLP-1006, 1976 --
1976 US
ROLLIN' ROCK LP 012 V/A: ROLLIN' THE ROCK, VOL.2 - CALIFORNIA ROCKABILLY  (LP)
California Rockabilly / Let's Get Goin'
-- Japanese edition: Rollin' Rock-P-Vine-CS Music Co. CSLP-1007, 1977 --
1977 US
ROLLIN' ROCK-CS MUSIC CO., INC. JAPAN CSLP-1010 V/A: ROCKABILLY MUSIC - THE BEST OF ROLLIN' ROCK, VOL.2  (LP)
Soakin' The Bone / Rollin' The Rock
1977 JPN
RAUNCHY TONK # (7"/12") FREDDIE BLASSIE: BLASSIE, KING OF MEN  (EP)
No Bout Adoubt It / Blassie, King Of Men / U.S. Male / Pencil Neck Geek
(feat. Johnny Legend, Billy Zoom, Steve Clark, etc.; co-produced and arranged by Johnny Legend)
-- 7" promo reissue: "Pencil Neck Geek", Rhino PRO-502, 1977 US / 12" reissue: "Nothin' But A Pencil Neck Geek", Rhino RNEP 502, 1985 US --
1978 US
RHINO RNLP 002 V/A: RHINO ROYALE  (LP)
Freddie Blassie (with Johnny Legend): Blassie, King Of Men / No Bout Adoubt It
1978 US
RHINO RNLP 016 V/A: TEEN-AGE CRUISERS - ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK - THE CREAM OF CALIFORNIA ROCKABILLY REBELLION  (LP)
Are You Hep To It? / California Rockabilly / Let's Get Goin'
-- 10" lp reissue: Part PART 10-553.001, 2000 GER / cd reissue: Part PART-CD 653.002, 2000 GER --
1980 US
ROLLIN' ROCK LP 022 V/A: FOREVER GENE VINCENT  (LP)
Right Now
-- French edition: Barclay-Rollin' Rock 200.135, 1981 / Italian edition: Rollin' Rock-Blues & Rock Project BRP 2007, 1981 / Finnish edition: K-Tel-Rollin' Rock LP-022, 1981 / lp reissue: Magnum Force MFLP 049/MFC 049, 1987 UK --
1980 US
RHINO RNLP 010 V/A: DR. DEMENTO'S DEMENTIA ROYALE  (LP)
Freddie Blassie (with Johnny Legend): Pencil Neck Geek
1980 US
REBEL ROLLS 007 V/A: BUCK JONES & TEDDY GUITAR: CALIFORNIA 81  (LP)
3-D Daddy
(feat. Johnny Legend on ac.gtr, rec. in 1981 at the Rollin' Rock Studio, Van Nuys, Ca.)
1981 FIN
THE GOLDEN LABEL/HEP HN 4471 V/A: ROCKABILLY MUSIC - THE ROSE OF LOVE  (LP)
No Escape / Soakin' The Bone
-- Finnish edition: K-Tel/The Golden Label/Hep HN 4471, 1981 / lp reissue: "It's Rollin' Rock!", Rondelet ABOUT 1010, 1982 UK --
1981 HOL
RONDELET ABOUT 1010 V/A: IT'S ROLLIN' ROCK!  (LP)
No Escape / Soakin' The Bone
(reissue of LP "Rockabilly Music - The Rose Of Love")
1982 UK
RHINO RNLP 813 FREDDIE BLASSIE: I BITE THE SONGS  (LP, picture-disc)
Sign Of Sermonette / Hey Fred / Ezy Lisnin' (recorded at the Blassie Bar) / Thank Heaven Those Awful Pains Are Gone / Blassie King Of Men / Where There's Blood There's Blassie (Locker Room Royale) / Thongmania (The Dawn Of Martial Arts In America featuring Mr. Moto) / Pencil Neck Geek / T-O-L-O-S Spells Trouble (featuring Maniac John Tolos recorded live at the Blassie bar) / Loser Leaves Town (featuring Mr. Moto) / Geek's Revenge / Thank You Elsa Maxwell / The Title Upset / Bummer At The Blassie Bar (featuring Maniac John Tolos)
1983 US
RHINO RNLP 068 V/A: WRESTLING ROCKS  (LP)
Shell Shock Shannon & His Hollywood Manglers: Wrestlers Just Wanna Bust Heads / Johnny Legend: I Like To Hurt People / Freddie Blassie (feat. Johnny Legend): Pencil Neck Geek / Fred Blassie, King Of Men
-- Australian edition: Rhino RNLP 068, 1985 / cd reissue: Rhino Flashback 75958, 2003 US --
1985 US
RHINO RNLP 823 V/A: DR. DEMENTO PRESENTS THE GREATEST NOVELTY RECORDS OF ALL TIME, VOL.4 : THE 1970'S  (LP)
Freddie Blassie (with Johnny Legend): Pencil Neck Geek
1985 US
RHINO RNEP-502 FRED BLASSIE: NOTHIN' BUT A PENCIL NECK GEEK  (EP)
No Bout Adoubt It / Blassie, King Of Men / U.S. Male / Pencil Neck Geek
(reissue of 1978 EP, pressed on red vinyl, also includes an "official Freddie Blassie mask")
1986 US
RHINO RNLP 70827 V/A: RHINO BROTHERS' GREATEST FLOPS  (LP)
Shell Shock Shannon & His Hollywood Manglers: Wrestlers Just Wanna Bust Heads
1986 US
RHINO 75768 V/A: DR. DEMENTO PRESENTS THE GREATEST NOVELTY CD OF ALL TIME  (CD)
Freddie Blassie (with Johnny Legend): Pencil Neck Geek
1988 US
CS MUSIC CO., INC. JAPAN/ROLLIN' ROCK CSLP 1010 V/A: ROCKABILLY MUSIC - THE BEST OF ROLLIN' ROCK, VOL.2  (LP)
Soakin' The Bone / Rollin' The Rock
19?? JPN
RHINO R2 70743 V/A: DR. DEMENTO'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION : THE GREATEST NOVELTY RECORDS OF ALL TIME  (2-CD)
Freddie Blassie (with Johnny Legend): Pencil Neck Geek
1991 US
WORRYBIRD DISK WOE 23 V/A: STOCK FOOTAGE - MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF ROGER CORMAN  (CD)
Teenage Caveman
1994 US
NASTY NIGHTSTALK-1 (unofficial release) V/A: DEATH DEALERS  (CD)
The Tower
1995 UK
SKIZMATIC 0003-2 V/A: TURNING THE WORLD BLUE - A TRIBUTE TO GENE VINCENT & THE BLUE CAPS  (CD)
Right Now
1996 UK
ROLLIN' ROCK/HMG 4002 V/A: ROLLIN' ROCK GOT THE SOCK, VOL.1  (CD)
The South Is Gonna Rise Again / Soakin' The Bone
1997 US
ROLLIN' ROCK/HMG 4004   V/A: ROLLIN' ROCK GOT THE SOCK, VOL.2  (CD)
Take Some Ludes And Get Funky
1998 US
MOUTHPIECE/SCI-FI WESTERN 6021 V/A: BIG MONSTER BASH, VOLUME #1  (CD)
The Dummy Doll
1998 US
JELLYBEAN 5019 V/A: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK - IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK 2  (CD)
Wild Wicked Wanda
2000 US
DIONYSUS ID 123362 RAY CAMPI: ROCKABILLY LADIES  (CD)
Until You're Mine / California Cotton Fields / I'll Go Stepping Too / Del Rio Boogie / One Rose / You Don't Know My Mind / Show Me Worlds Collide / How Come You're Being So Good To Me? / Hit Parade Of Love / The Tattooed Lady
(recorded at Painted Sound Studio, Van Nuys, Ca. in 2000, featuring Johnny Legend on harmonica)
2000 US
PART PART-CD 613.003 RAY CAMPI & TONY CONN: HIGH SCHOOL HELLCATS REUNION  (CD)
Lady In Blues
(recorded at Quad Teck, L.A., Ca. in 1990 feat. Johnny Legend on harmonica)
2002 GER
SCANA 97032 V/A: ROLLIN' ROCK GREATEST HITS, VOL.1  (CD)
The South Is Gonna Rise Again
2006 SWE
SCANA 97038 V/A: ROLLIN' ROCK GREATEST HITS, VOL.2  (CD)
Let's Get Going / The Naked Die Young
2006 SWE
SCANA 95094 RAY CAMPI: WITH FRIENDS ALONG THE WAY - AUSTIN TO L.A.  (CD)
Ray Campi with Johnny Legend: Mae West Made Us Laugh / Ray Campi with Johnny Legend, Tony Conn & Bobby Mizzell: Over The Hill
-- US reissue: Real Music 3-2007, 2007 US --
2006 SWE
REAL MUSIC 1009 RAY CAMPI: THE ULTIMATE JIMMIE SKINNER SONGBOOK  (CD)
Ray Campi with Johnny Legend (hca): Good Time Woman
2009 US
SLICK-O-RAMA 502CD V/A: SHRINK TO FIT, VOLUME 2 - COTTON PICKIN' ROCKERS  (CD)
Rollin' The Rock
2010 UK
PART 650.018 V/A: WALLDORF ROCK'N'ROLL WEEKENDER 2015  (CD)
Raunchy Tonk
2015 GER


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Jari Reinikka

Published sources: Dynamite! 2/1994 | Original Cool #36 (1999) | Fangoria Magazine #27 (1983)

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