Thursday, 9 July 2009

EDDIE COCHRAN USA 7” singles Discography -

EDDIE COCHRAN - USA 7” singles Discography
with Bear Family “Somethin’ Else” 2009 8CD Box Set track references
(e.g. 1/10 is Disc 1 Track 10 and so on)

COCHRAN BROTHERS
[Eddie and Hank Cochran – not related nor brothers]
1. Mr. Fiddle b/w Two Blue Sing Stars
(Ekko 1003, June 1955)
[A is 1/8 – B is 1/9]

2. Guilty Conscience b/w Your Tomorrow Never Comes
(Ekko 1005, July 1955)
[A is 1/10 – B is 1/11]

3. Tired And Sleepy b/w Fool’s Paradise
(Ekko 3001, May 1956)
[A is 1/18 – B is 1/19]

EDDIE COCHRAN
4. Skinny Jim b/w Half Loved
(Crest 1026, July 1956)
[A is 2/1 – B is 2/2]
(Note: there is another overdubbed version of the A “Skinny Jim” on the 1962 UK LP “Cherished Memories” on Liberty LBY 1109 and there are 4 takes of the B-side “Half Loved” too – all are on this Bear Family Box)

5. Sittin’ In The Balcony b/w Dark Lonely Street
(Liberty F-55056, February 1957)
[A is 2/7 - B is 1/31]

6. Mean When I’m Mad b/w One Kiss [with the Johnnie Mann Singers]
(Liberty F-55070, May 1957)
[A is 2/8 – B is 2/9]
(Note: this is the only Cochran US single issued in a picture sleeve during his lifetime; it’s extremely rare and commands $1000+)

7. Drive In Show b/w Am I Blue [with the Johnny Mann Orchestra & Chorus]
(Liberty F-55087, July 1957)
[A is 2/12 – B is 2/10]

8. Twenty Flight Rock b/w Cradle Baby [with Johnny Mann Orchestra & Chorus]
(Liberty F-55112, November 1957)
[A is 2/18 – B is 2/11]
(A-side is Version 2; Version 1 is on his July 1958 debut British LP “Singin’ To My Baby”, London HA-U 2093 and also UK 7” single HL-U 8386 – it’s 1/28)

9. Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie b/w Pocketful Of Hearts
(Liberty F-55123, January 1958)
[A is 2/26 – B is 2/24]
(Note: the A is in MONO, but there is another take without the guitar overdub on the box in STEREO – it’s 5/7)

10. Pretty Girl b/w Teresa
(Liberty F-55138, May 1958)
[A is 2/25 – B is 2/28]
(Note: A is an exclusive mix to the USA; there is a different version on the UK 7” single London HL-G 9464 – it’s 4/6. The box set also contains a 2-track Stereo version of the song on 5/5 with a further 3-track Stereo version with overdubs on 5/13)

11. Summertime Blues b/w Love Again
(Liberty F-55144, July 1958)
[A is 2/30 – B is 2/33]
(Note: the British ‘A’ on London HL-U 8702 is a different mix to the US version – it’s 4/1)

12. C’mon Everybody b/w Don’t Ever Let Me Go
(Liberty F-55166, October 1958)
[A is 3/6 – B is 3/5]
(Note: the A is known as the “Speeded Up” version, but there’s also a STEREO version with guitar overdub and running at the correct speed on the UK-only 1984 LP “Portrait Of A Legend” on Rockstar RSR LP 1008 – it’s 4/2)

13. Teenage Heaven b/w I Remember
(Liberty F-55177, February 1959)
[A is 3/8 – B is 3/9]

14. Somethin’ Else b/w Boll Weevil Song
(Liberty F-55203, July 1959)
[A is 3/17 – B is 3/18]

15. Hallelujah, I Love Her So b/w Little Angel
(Liberty F-55217, November 1959)
[A is on 3/26 – B is on 3/25]
(Note: A is a Ray Charles cover and the spelling of it doesn’t use an exclamation mark as his original did at the end of the word Hallelujah, but a comma. There’s two further versions of “Hallelujah…” – an echoed version with strings which first appeared on the UK’s 1980 4LP box set “20th Anniversary Album” on United Artists ECSP 20 (4/10) and a STEREO version on the UK-only 1984 LP “Portrait Of A Legend” on Rockstar RSR LP 1008 (5/10).
There are 10 versions of the B-side “Little Angel” – the master (3/25) is an overdubbed version of Take 10. The other versions are Take 1, 3, 5, 6 9 and 2 further version of 10 – all are on this box. Also worthy of note is that another version of Take 10 of “Little Angel” (5/11) is exclusive to the Bear Family set – it’s a different STEREO cut to the one that appeared on the Rockstar LP of 1984 (5/9))

16. Three Steps To Heaven b/w Cut Across Shorty
(Liberty F-55242, March 1960)
[A is on 3/32 – B is on 3/33]
(Note: the A-side is Version 2 in Mono - a Version 1 in MONO and Version 2 in STEREO both appeared on the UK’s 1980 4LP box set “20th Anniversary Album” on United Artists ECSP 20 – they’re on this box as 3/16 and 5/2 respectively.

The B-side master for “Cut Across Shorty” is a ‘speeded-up’ version of Take 21 – however, the ‘correct speed’ version of Take 21 also appeared on the UK’s 1980 2LP set “20th Anniversary Album”, while a STEREO version of the take appeared on the UK-only 1984 LP “Portrait Of A Legend” on Rockstar RSR LP 1008 - they’re also on this box as 4/9 and 5/3)

17. Lonely b/w Sweetie Pie
(Liberty F-55278, August 1960)
[A is on 2/32 – B is on 2/23]
(Note: there is a second version of the A-side with overdubs available on the 1962 USA LP “Never To Be Forgotten” on Liberty LRP 3220 – it’s 4/22)

18. Weekend b/w Lonely
(Liberty F-55389, December 1961)
[A is 3/14 – B is on 2/32]
(Note: there is a STEREO version of “Weekend” on the UK-only 1984 LP “Portrait Of A Legend” on Rockstar RSR LP 1008 – it’s 5/12. “Lonely” is as per the A entry for number 17)

There were many re-issues throughout the rest of the Sixties and onwards in the USA, but they were more of what went before. It should be noted though that this was NOT the case in the UK, where new and previously unreleased Cochran material was issued by both EMI and the ROCKSTAR label (specializing in both Cochran and Gene Vincent). The Rockstar label put out 7” EP’s also – many are referenced in the BF box. See my separate UK 7” singles discography post…









For info purposes…

EDDIE COCHRAN - UK 7” SINGLES Discography
With reference to where the tracks can be located on the Bear Family 2009 8CD Box Set
“Somethin’ Else – The Ultimate Collection”

Note:
(a) London 78’s and 45’s (1 to 13)
Most UK 78’s credited their catalogue numbers without a prefix (HLU 8386), but the 7”s prefixed the catalogue numbers with 45-. Most discographies have since dropped the 45- prefix, but for accuracy purposes I’ve reinstated the prefix for this discography (it’s what’s on the actual records themselves).

(b) Catalogue number spacing
Also some catalogue numbers on the UK 7” singles separated the lettering before the number – some didn’t – for accuracy, I’ve reflected what was on the actual singles themselves – e.g. 45-HLU 8386 and 45-HL-U 8880.

1. 20 Flight Rock b/w Dark Lonely Street
London 45-HLU 8386 (April 1957)
[A is 1/28 - B is 1/31]
(Note: the original UK 78” and 7” both credit the A as “20 Flight Rock” – it’s spelt “Twenty Flight Rock” on the US issue and subsequent British reissues)

2. Sittin’ In The Balcony b/w Completely Sweet
London 45-HL-U 8433 (June 1957)
[A is on 2/7 – B is on 1/29]
(Note: B is Version 1, Version 2 is on the British LP “Singin’ To My Baby”)

3. Summertime Blues b/w Love Again
London 45-HL-U 8702 (September 1958)
[A is on 4/1 - B is on 2/33]
(Note: the A “Summertime Blues” is a different mix to the US version and exclusive to the UK single – the US version has reverb and fading at the end, the UK version is without reverb and has an ending. The B is the same for both UK and US singles, but there is a different overdubbed vocal version on the 1962 USA LP “Never To Be Forgotten” on Liberty LRP 3220)

4. C’mon Everybody b/w Don’t Ever Let Me Go
London 45-HL-U 8792 (January 1959)
[A is on 3/6 – B is on 3/5]

5. Teenage Heaven b/w I Remember
London 45-HLU 8880 (June 1959)
[A is 3/8 – B is on 3/9]

6. Somethin’ Else b/w Boll Weevil Song
London 45-HL-U 8944 (September 1959)
[A is on 3/17 – B is on 3/18]

7. Hallelujah, I Love Her So b/w Little Angel
London 45-HLW 9022 (January 1960)
[A is on 3/26 – B is on 3/25]

8. Three Steps To Heaven b/w Cut Across Shorty
London 45-HLG 9115 (May 1960)
[A is on 3/32 – B is on 3/33]

9. Sweetie Pie b/w Lonely
London 45-HL-G 9196 (September 1960)
[A is on 2/23 – B is on 2/32]
(Same Takes, but the A & B are reversed to the USA issue on Liberty F-55278)

10. Weekend b/w Cherished Memories
London 45-HLG 9362 (June 1961)
[A is on 3/14 – B is on 3/34]
(Note: both A & B-side takes were exclusive to this UK release; the US versions for Liberty F-55389 are 3/14 and 2/32)

11. Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie b/w Pocketful Of Hearts
London 45-HL-G 9460 (November 1961)
[A is on 2/26 – B is on 2/24]
(Note: the A is in MONO, but there is another take without the guitar overdub on the box in STEREO – it’s 5/7)

12. Pretty Girl b/w Teresa
London 45-HLG 9464 (November 1961)
[A is 4/6 - B is 2/28]
(Note: the A is an exclusive mix to the UK release; there is a different version on the USA 7” single on Liberty F-55138 – it’s 2/25)

13. Undying Love b/w Stockin’s ‘N’ Shoes
London 45-HLG 9467 (November 1961)
[A is on 2/14 – B is on 2/19]

14. Never b/w Think Of Me
Liberty LIB 10049 (October 1962)
[A is on 2/22 – B is on 3/15]

15. My Way b/w Rock ‘N’ Roll Blues
Liberty LIB 10088 (April 1963)
[A is on 3/10 – B is on 3/11]

16. Drive In Show b/w I Almost Lost My Mind
Liberty LIB 10108 (August 1963)
[A is on 2/12 – B is on 4/20]

17. Skinny Jim b/w Nervous Breakdown
Liberty LIB 10151 (April 1964)
[A is on 2/1 – B is on 3/3]

18. C’mon Everybody b/w Summertime Blues
Liberty LIB 10233 (April 1966)
[A is on 3/6 – B is on 4/1]
(Note: see 3 for Notes on “Summertime Blues”)

19. Three Stars b/w Somethin’ Else
Liberty LIB 10249 (December 1966)
[A is on 3/13 – B is on 3/17]
(A is exclusive to the UK single)

20. Three Steps To Heaven b/w Eddie’s Blues
Liberty LIB 10276 (May 1967)
[A is on 3/32 – B is on 3/20]

21. Summertime Blues b/w Let’s Get Together
Liberty LBF 15071 (June 1968)
[A is on 4/1 – B is on 3/4]
(Note: see 3 for Notes on “Summertime Blues”)

22. Somethin Else b/w Milk Cow Blues
Liberty LBF 15109 (1968)
[A is on 3/17 – B is on 3/21]

23. C’mon Everybody b/w Mean When I’m Mad
Liberty LBF 15366 (June 1970)
[A is on 3/6 – B is on 2/8]

24. Somethin’ Else b/w Three Steps To Heaven
United Artists UP 35361 (April 1972)
[A is on 3/17 – B is on 3/32]

25. Summertime Blues b/w Cotton Picker
United Artists UP 35408 (July 1972)
[A is on 4/1 – B is on 2/6]
(B is on the United Artists 2LP set UAS 9959 “Legendary Masters No.4”)

26. Summertime Blues b/w C’mon Everybody
United Artists UP 35796 (March 1975)
[A is on 4/1 – B is on 3/6]
(Note: see 3 for Notes on “Summertime Blues”)

27. C’mon Everybody b/w Milk Cow Blues
United Artists UP 36121 (June 1976)
[A is 3/6 – B is on 3/21]

28. C’mon Everybody b/w Don’t Ever Let Me Go
United Artists Silver Spotlight Series UP 603 (June 1979)
[A is 3/6 – B is 3/5]

29. Think Of Me b/w Pretty Girl
United Artists FREE 12 (1979)
[This single wasn’t released as a stand-alone issue – it came in a picture sleeve free with the LP “The Eddie Cochran Singles Album” from 1979 on UAK 30244. It’s included here for completeness]
[A is on 3/15 – B is on 4/6]

30. What I’d Say b/w Milk Cow Blues
Rockstar RSR-SP 3001 (1979)
[A is not on the box set – the Take used for B is unknown]

31. Skinny Jim b/w Half Loved
Rockstar RSR-SP 3002 (1979)
[Neither is referenced in the box set]

32. Twenty Flight Rock b/w Teenage Cutie
United Artists UP 618 (March 1980)
[A is on 1/28 – B is on 2/29]

33. I Want Elvis For Christmas b/w The Tender Age
Rockstar RSR-SP 3004 (1980)
(Both sides are by HOLLY TWINS featuring EDDIE COCHRAN)
[A is on 7/12 – B is on not on the Box]

34. Three Steps To Heaven b/w Cut Across Shorty
United Artists Silver Spotlight Series UP 36520 (October 1980)
[Reissue of 8]

35. Somethin’ Else b/w Boll Weevil Song
United Artists Silver Spotlight Series UP 36521 (October 1980)
[Reissue of 6]

36. Summertime Blues b/w Twenty Flight Rock
Liberty Golden 45’s G45 19 (May 1984)
[A is on 4/1 – B is on 1/28]

37. C’mon Everybody b/w Don’t Ever Let Me Go
Liberty UP 603 (1984 Reissue of 28 – Box set track places are the same)

38. C’mon Everybody b/w Don’t Ever Let Me Go
Liberty EDDIE 501 (Feb 1988)
[As per 28 and 37]

39. Somethin’ Else b/w Boll Weevil Song
Liberty EDDIE 502 (April 1988)
[As per 35]

40. Three Steps To Heaven b/w Cut Across Shorty
Liberty UP 36520 (1988)
[Another reissue of 8 and 34]

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