Friday, April 1, 2016

Donnie Brooks



*Dallas, TX
2nd version
By Praguefrank, Richard Price, Tony Watson, Pete Hoppula
SESSIONS

Fall 1957 Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks aka Johnny Faire
001 YOU GOTTA WALK THE LINE Fable 601 (a) (c)
002 MAKE UP YOUR MIND BABY Fable 601 (a) (b)
003 IF I'M A FOOL Fable 601 (b) (c)
ca late 1957 Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks aka Johnny Faire [*overdubbed vocal on Dorsey Burnette tracks]
004 none BERTHA LOU* Surf SR-5019-45 Quality 1696 London HLU 8569/ELP 3010 CD-6458
005 none TILL THE LAW SAYS STOP* Surf SR-5019-45 Quality 1696 London HLU 8569/ELP 3010  CD-6458
006 I FELL FOR YOUR LINE BABY Surf SR-5024-45/ TSR 59631 CD-6458
007 BETCHA I GETCHA Surf SR-5024-45 / TSR 59631 CD-6458
ca April 1958 Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks aka Dick Bush
008 HN 159 HOLLYWOOD PARTY Era 45-1067/ TSR 59631 CD-6458
009 HN 160 EXACTLY Era 45-1067/ TSR 59631 CD-6458
ca September 1958 Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks aka Johnny Jordan
010 363638/Δ24577 DON'T CRY LITTLE BABY Jolt 332/LP-1004
011 363639/Δ24578 SWEET, SWEET, SWEET Jolt 332
ca July 1959 Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks
012 BSN 9 LIL' SWEETHEART Era 3004
013 BSN 10 IF YOU'RE LOOKIN' Era 3004 / TSR 59631
1959 Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks
014 BSN 17 WHITE ORCHID Era 3007/ CD-6458
015 BSN 18 SWAY AND MOVE WITH THE BEAT Era 3007/ELP 3010 TSR 59631 CD-6458
ca. October 1959 Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks
016 BSN 27/ Δ34850 DO IT FOR ME 3018
ca. November 1959 Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks
017 BSN 33 THE DEVIL AIN’T THE MAN 3014/EL-105 LP-1004 TSR 59631 CD-6458
018 BSN 34 /BSN 180-RE HOW LONG 3014 3052/EL-105 TSR 59631 CD-6458
ca. March 1960 Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks
019 BSN 48/Δ34847 MISSION BELL 3018 001/EL-105 LP-1004 TSR 59631 CD-6458
26 July 1960 [16:15-19:15] United Recorders, 6050 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks
020 BSN 79 ROUND ROBIN 3028/EL-105 LP-1004 TSR 59631 CD-6458
021 BSN 80 DOLL HOUSE 3028 001/EL-105 LP-1004 TSR 59631 CD-6458
022 BSN 81 MEMPHIS 3042/EL-105 LP-1004 TSR 59631 CD-6458

16 January 1961 [14:00-17:00] United Recorders, 6050 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks
025 BSN-108 WISHBONE 3049/ LP-1004 TSR 59631 CD-6458
026 BSN 109 SWEET LORRAINE 3059/ELP 3010 TSR 59631
027 BSN-155 ALL I CAN GIVE 3049/EL-105 LP-1004 TSR 59631 CD-6458
028 BSN 111 THAT’S WHY 3042/EL-105 LP-1004 TSR 59631 CD-6458
23 January 1961 [14:00-17:00] United Recorders, 6050 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks (Donnie Brooks [vcl], Hank Levine [gt], Howard Roberts [gt], Al Viola [], George Callendar [bass], Earl Palmer [drums])
029 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS EL-105 CD-6458
030 TWILIGHT TIME EL-105 CD-6458
031 WHAT’D I SAY EL-105 TSR 59631 CD-6458
032 P.S. I LOVE YOU EL-105 CD-6458
21 June 1961 [20:00-23:30] Gold Star Studios, 6252 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks
033 BSN-177/ Δ39612 BOOMERANG 3052/ELP 3010 TSR 59631 CD-6458
17 August 1961 [20:00-23:00] Gold Star Studios, 6252 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks
034 BSN 185 UP TO MY EARS (IN TEARS) 3059/ELP 3010  TSR 59631 CD-6458
26 October 1961 [19:00-22:30] RCA Victor Studio, 1510 N.Vine St., Hollywood, CA - Donnie Brooks
035 BSN 215 YOUR LITTLE BOY’S COME HOME 3063
ca late October 1961 Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks
036 BSN 218 GOODNIGHT JUDY 3063 /ELP 3010 TSR 59631 CD-6458
30 January 1962 [13:00-16:00] Gold Star Studios, 6252 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks
037 BSN 242 MY FAVORITE KIND OF FACE 3071/ LP-1004 TSR 59631 CD-6458
038 BSN 243 HE STOLE FLO 3071/ LP-1004 TSR 59631 CD-6458
7 April 1962 Gold Star Studios, 6252 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks
039 BSN 261 OH, YOU BEAUTIFUL DOLL 3077/ LP-1004 TSR 59631 CD-6458
ca. April 1962 Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks
040 BSN 266 JUST A BYSTANDER 3077/ TSR 59631 CD-6458
1962 Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks
041 BSN 307 IT'S NOT THAT EASY 3095/ LP-1004
BSN 308 unknown title
042 BSN 309 CRIES MY HEART 3095/ LP-1004 TSR 59631
1960s Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks
ca September 1963 Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks
043 2366 GONE Reprise 0261/ TSR 59631 CD-6458
ca January 1964 Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks
044 2485 GIRL MACHINE 0261/ELP 3010 TSR 59631 CD-6458
17 August 1964 [20:00-3:00] United Recorders, 6050 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks
045 2928 CAN'T HELP LOVIN' YOU Reprise 0311/ TSR 59631 CD-6458
046 2929 WALK
047 2931 PICKIN’UP THE PIECES 0311
ca March 1965 Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks (Producer: Jimmy Bowen)
048 HX-3254 IF I NEVER GET TO LOVE YOU 0363
ca March 1965 Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks (Producer: Jimmy Bowen)
049 HX-3275 HEY, LITTLE GIRL 0363
11 May 1966 [19:00-22:30] Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks (Donnie Brooks [vcl], David Gates, Glen Campbell, Neil Levang, Ray Pohlman, Cliff Hils, Larry Knechtel, Hal Blaine, Julius Wechter, William Hinshaw, Lew McCreary, David Wells)
050 1317 I CALL YOUR NAME Challenge 59331/ELP 3010
051 1318 BE FAIR 59331
052 1319 PINK CAROUSEL Challenge 59344
053 1320 MINSTREL MAN 59344
1967 American Recording, Los Angeles, CA – Donnie Brooks (Producer: Lathrop-Tarbert Ent.)
054 YBD 67-1307 SUN GLASSES ON THE SAND Yardbird 8006
055 YBD-67-1308 SUNSHINE, SUMMERTIME AND LOVE Yardbird 8006 8008
1967 poss. American Recording, Los Angeles, CA – Donnie Brooks (Producer: Red, Brooks)
056 YBD 67-1312 HUSH 8008
1968 Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks
057 BSN 668 LOVE IS FUNNY THAT WAY Era 3194 /ELP 3010 TSR 59631 CD-6458
058 BSN 669 BLUE SOLDIER  Era 3194
1960s Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks
059 IF I NEVER GET TO LOVE YOU TSR 59631 CD-6458
1969 Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks (Producer: Ray Ruff)
060 H69149 KNOW YOU AS A WOMAN Happy Tiger HT-529 HT 544
061 H69150 unknown title
062 H69151 ABRACADABRA Happy Tiger HT-529
1970 Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks (Producer: Ray Ruff)
063 H7011 RUB-A-DUB-DUB HT-566
064 H7012 I WANNA HAVE YOU TO MYSELF  HT-566
065 H 7013/ Δ80504 HUSH HT-544
1970 Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks (Producer: Ray Ruff)
066 H 70169 MY GOD AND I HT-551
067 H 70170 unknown title
068 H 70171 unknown title
069 H 70172 PINK CAROUSEL HT-551 HT 579
1971 Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks (Producer: Ray Ruff)
070 H 7110 I'M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME HT-579
1971 Hollywood, CA – Donnie Brooks
071 THE SONG THAT I SING IS FOR YOU Oak 1019
072 COUNTRY DUDE Oak 1019
1975 unknown – Donnie Brooks
073 SWEET CAROLINE Wishbone WB 1001
074 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Wishbone WB 1001
075 BORN ON THE BAYOU Wishbone WB 1001
076 THAT'S ALL RIGHT Wishbone WB 1001
077 MISSION BELLS Wishbone WB 1001
078 YELLOW RIBBON Wishbone WB 1001
079 COUNTRY ROCK Wishbone WB 1001
080 MY WAY Wishbone WB 1001
081 OLDIES BUT GOODIES MEDLEY Wishbone WB 1001 
1978 unknown – Donnie Brooks
082 BIG JOHN Midsong Int. 1007
083 GET FAME, SON - Midsong Int. 1007



ALBUMS
Era EL-105 The Happiest…:
That's Why; Memories Are Made Of This; Mission Bell; How Long; Devil Ain't A Man;Twilight Time; Memphis; P.S. I Love You; All I Can Give; What'd I Say; Doll House; Round Robin - 61 (MX: NLP-6/7; UK issue on London HAN 2391)
Era ELP 3010 Sway And Move With: Bertha Lou; Till The Law Says Stop; Up To My Ears In Tears; Baby Where Are You**; Did You Ever See A Dream Walking**; Boomerang; Goodnight Judy; The Question**; I Call Your Name; Sway And Move With The Beat; Tell Me**; Open Your Arms**; Someday**; Love Is Funny That Way; Sweet Lorraine; Girl Machine;Tavern Song**; Moon In My Window** - ?   **not Donnie Brooks
Wishbone WB 1001 So Good! So Good! So Good!: Sweet Caroline; Behind Closed Doors; Born On The Bayou; That's All Right; Mission Bells; Yellow Ribbon; Country Rock; My Way; Oldies But Goodies Medley – 75
Ultra 1032 Donnie Brooks: The Happiest: That's Why; Memories Are Made Of This; Mission Bell; How Long; The Devil Ain't A Man; Twilight Time; Up To My Ears (In Tears); Sweet Lorraine; Goodnight Judy; Wishbone; Memphis; P.S. I Love You; All I Can Give; What'd I Say; Doll House; Round Robin; Oh You Beautiful Doll; Your Little Boy's Come Home; Just A Bystander; Boomerang – 7-
Juke Box Saturday Night [ITA] JBSN 1004 Rock'n'roll Fever - Unknown Star: Don't Cry Little Baby; Cries My Heart; Memphis; That's Why; My Favorite Kind Of Face; Mission Bell; It's Not That Easy; Round Robin; Doll House; Oh, You Beautiful Doll; The Devil Ain't A Man; Wishbone; All I Can Give; He Stole Flo - 91
Teen Sound [CAN] TSR 59631 Hits And Rarities: Mission Bell; Doll House; Wishbone; Round Robin; Memphis; That's Why; The Devil Ain't A Man; Someday*; If You're Lookin'; Moon In My Window*; How Long; All I Can Give; Boomerang; Sweet Lorraine; My Favourite Kind Of Face; Oh, You Beautiful Doll; He Stole Flo; Up To My Ears; Girl Machine; If I Never Get To Love You; Love Is Funny That Way; Can't Help Loving You; Gone; Just A Bystander; Goodnite Judy; Sway And Move With The Beat; I Fell For Your Line, Baby; Hollywood Party; Betcha I Getcha; Ezactly; What'd I Say; Tell Me**; Tavern Song**; Open Your Arms**; Cries My Heart – 94 *sung by Charlie Flener (Tempwood 1034), **unknown artist
Canetoad Int. [AUS] CD-6458 Greatest Hits 1958-1968: Bertha Lou; Til The Laws Says Stop; I Fell For Your Line, Baby; Betcha I Getcha; Hollywood Party; Ezactly; White Orchid; Sway And Move With The Beat; The Devil Ain't A Man; How Long; How Long; Mission Bell; Doll House; Round Robin; Memphis; That's Why; Wishbone; All I Can Give; Boomerang; Sweet Lorraine; Up To My Ears (In Tears) ; Goodnight Judy; My Favourite Kind Of Face; He Stole Flo; Oh, You Beautiful Doll; Just A Bystander; Memories Are Made Of This; Twilight Time; P.S. I Love You; What'd I Say; Gone - Girl Machine; Can't Help Loving You ; If I Never Get To Love You; Love Is Funny That Way – 06-01
Teenager CD 606 Donnie Brooks: Sings "Mission Bell" And All His Other Hits: Mission Bell; Don't Cry Little Little Baby; Cries My Heart; That's Why; My Favorite Kind Of Face; It's Not That Easy; Round Robin; Doll House; Oh, You Beautiful Doll; Devil Ain't A Man; Wishbone; All I Can Give; He Stole Flo; Bertha Lou; Til The Law Says Stop; Sweet Lorraine; Ezactly; Betcha I Getcha; Hollywood Party; Just A Bystander; Boomerang; Twilight Time; Sway And Move To The Beat; How Long; PS I Love You; Up To My Ears In Tears; Gone; I Fell For Your Line, Baby; Do It For Me; Your Little Boy's Come Home; Love Is Funny That Way; Memphis; Goodnight Judy – 0-

SINGLES
Fable (1957) as by Johnny Faire
601 You Gotta Walk The Line / Make Up Your Mind Baby – 11-57
601 Make Up Your Mind Baby / If I'm A Fool - 57
601 You Gotta Walk The Line / If I'm A Fool - 57
Surf (1957) as by Johnny Faire
SR 5019-45 Bertha Lou / Till The Law Says Stop – 12-57 (also Quality 1696 in CAN, London HLU 8569 in UK)
SR 5024-45 Betcha I Getcha / I Fell For Your Line Baby – 02-58
Era (1958) as by Dick Buch
45-1067 Hollywood Party / Ezactly – 05-58
Jolt (1958) as by Johnny Jordan
332 Sweet, Sweet, Sweet / Don't Cry Little Baby - 10-58
Era
3004 Lil' Sweetheart / If You're Lookin' – 08-59 (rev. Aug. 17)
3007 Sway And Move With The Beat / White Orchid – 09-59 (rev. Sept. 28)
3014 The Devil Ain't Man / How Long - 03-60 (rev. March 28)
3018 Mission Bell / Do It For Me - 05-60 (rev. May 9; also London HLN 9168 in UK)
3028 Doll House / Round Robin - 10-60 (rev. Oct. 17; also London HLN 9253 in UK)
3042 Memphis / That's Why - 02-61 (rev. Feb. 20; also on London HLN 9361 in UK)
3049 All I Can Give / Wishbone - 05-61 (rev. May 22)
3052 Boomerang / How Long – 07-61 (rev. July 24)
3059 Sweet Lorraine / Up To My Ears In Tears – 09-61 (rev. Sept. 18)
3063 Your Little Boy’s come Home / Goodnight Judy – 11-61 (rev. Nov. 20)
3071 My Favorite Kind Of Face / He Stole Flo – 03-62 (rev. March 10)
3077 Oh You Beautiful Doll / Just A Bystander – 05-62 (rev. May 19; also on London HLN 9572 in UK)
3095 It's Not That Easy / Cries My Heart – 11-62 (rev. Nov. 24)
001 Mission Bell / Doll House – 10-72 (rev. Oct. 7; Back to Back Hits series)
Reprise
0261 Gone / Girl Machine – 02-64
0311 Can't Help Lovin' You / Pickin' Up The Pieces – 10-64
0363 Hey, Little Girl / If I Never Get To Love You - 04-65
Challenge
59331 I Call Your Name / Be Fair – 05-66
59344 Pink Carousel / Minstrel Man – 10-66
Yardbird (1967)
8006 Sun Glasses On The Sand / Sunshine, Summertime And Love – 67
8008 Hush / Sunshine, Summertime And Love - 67
Era (1968)
3194 Love Is Funny That Way / Blue Soldier - 68
Happy Tiger
HT-529 Abracadabra / Know You As A Woman – 70
HT-544 Hush / I Know You As A Woman – 05-70
HT-551 My God And I / Pink Carousel – 08-70
HT-566 Rub-A-Dub-Dub / (I Wanna) Have You To Myself – 71
HT-579 I'm Gonna Make You Love Me / Pink Carousel – 71
Oak
1019 The Song That I Sing Is For You / Country Dude – 71
Midsong Int.
1007 Big John / Get Fame, Son - 78

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