Chanteur Rockabilly US né John Lewis Carrell, le 23 Octobre 1937 à Cleburne (Texas). Johnny Carroll a débuté en 1955 et est découvert par Jack "Tiger" Goldman qui le fait signer chez Decca où il enregistre en avril 56. En 1957, il passe chez Phillips International, un label annexe à la Sun Records, puis à la Warner Bros. en 1958 et se fait oublier. Retour remarqué en 1974 chez Rollin' Rock Records et depuis il se produit régulièrement sur scène et enregistre du Country Rock. Johnny Carroll a bâti sa légende à la seule force de sa frénésie. Il est mort à la suite d'une transplantation de foie à Godley (Texas), le 18 Février 1995.

Part of the original rockabilly movement in the 1950s, singer/guitarist Johnny Carroll issued several oft-overlooked yet classic singles for the Decca label, including such titles as "Crazy, Crazy Lovin," "Wild, Wild Women," and "Hot Rocks." Although he never truly obtained substantial success stateside, European rockabilly audiences revered Carroll. After falling off the rock & roll radar shortly after his '50s singles, Carroll emerged once again in 1974. He immediately recorded a tribute to Gene Vincent, "Gene Vincent Rock" (also issued under the title "The Black Leather Rebel"), following it up three years later with the full-length Texabilly, as well as a few other releases during the '80s. On January 13, 1995, Carroll passed away due to liver failure, but his classic early recordings were honored a year later in the form of the 33-track compilation Rock Baby Rock It: 1955-1960.

http://www.rockabillyhall.com/johncrrll.html

Talents : Singer, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards

Style musical : Rockabilly

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ROCK 'N' ROLL RUBY (1956)

WILD WILD WOMAN (1956)

HOT ROCK (1956)

CRAZY CRAZY LOVIN' (1956)

ROCK BABY ROCK IT (1957) (Sun unissued)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

05/1956 SP DECCA 9-29940 (US) . Johnny CARROLL & His HOT ROCKS - Rock 'n' Roll Ruby / Tryin' To Get To You
06/1956 SP DECCA 9-29941 (US) . Johnny CARROLL & His HOT ROCKS - Wild Wild Women / Corrine, Corrina
08/1956 SP DECCA 9-30013 (US) . Johnny CARROLL & His HOT ROCKS - Hot Rock / Crazy Crazy Lovin'
1956 SP SARG 144-45 (US) . I'll Think Of You (When The Stars Are Shining) / The Stars Came Down From Heaven
11/1956 EP CID 100569 (F) Johnny CARROLL & His HOT ROCKS - Hot Rock / Corrine, Corrina / Crazy Crazy Lovin' / Wild Wild Women
12/1957 SP PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3520 (US) . That's The Way I Love / I'll Wait
04/1959 SP WARNER BROS. F 5042 (US) . The Swing / Bandstand Doll
05/1959 SP WARNER BROS. F 5080 (US) . Sugar / Lost Lost Without You
07/1959 SP WARNER BROS. F 5084 (US) . Rag Mop / Little Otis
1960 SP WA WA-112 (US) . Run Come See / Trudy
10/1962 SP DUCHESS 1018 (US) . Run Come See / The Sally Ann
1979 SP SUN 603 (US) . Rock Baby Rock It / You Made Me Love You
1983 SP SEVILLE SEV 1029 (UK) . Screaming Demon Heatwave / Rattle My Bones






Acetates

195? Acetate - (B-Sharp CD 6/28 (#7) / B-Sharp LP 666/ 7 (#7) / Charly LP 30241 (#8) / Collector CD 4446 (#10) / White Label LP 8896 (#1)) Whiskey River
195? Acetate - (Bear Family CD 15928 (#9) / Charly LP 30241 (#10) / Sun (England) 10 501 (#1) / White Label LP 8896 (#3)) You Made Me Love You [vers. 1]
195? Acetate - (Bear Family CD 15928 (#19) / Big Tone CD 5718 (#21)) You Made Me Love You [vers. 2]
195? Acetate - (Bear Family CD 15928 (#8) / Charly LP 30241 (#1) / Collector CD 4446 (#11) / El Toro CD 1010 (#2) / Stomper Time CD 8 (#14) / White Label LP 8896 (#2)) You Two Timed Me Two Times Too Often

Live Performances

19?? Live - (Dragon Street CD 70100 (#26) / Roller Coaster CD 3042 (#7)) I'll Wait
19?? Live - (Dragon Street CD 70100 (#25) / Roller Coaster CD 3042 (#6)) Suzy Q

Sountrack Performances

19?? Sountrack (Bear Family CD 15928 (#30) / Big Tone CD 5718 (#15) / El Toro CD 1024 (#32) / Go-Cat-Go CD 25648 (#3) / Goofin' CD 6111 (#13) / Sunjay LP 581 (#6)) Crazy, Crazy Lovin' [alt. vers.]
19?? Sountrack (Bear Family CD 15928 (#32) / Big Tone CD 5718 (#17) / Go-Cat-Go CD 25648 (#1) / Goofin' CD 6111 (#15) / Stomper Time CD 3 (#19) / Sunjay LP 581 (#8)) Rockin' Maybelle
19?? Sountrack (Bear Family CD 15928 (#33) / Big Tone CD 5718 (#16) / Go-Cat-Go CD 25648 (#2) / Goofin' CD 6111 (#16) / Sunjay LP 581 (#9)) Sugar Baby
19?? Sountrack (Bear Family CD 15928 (#31) / Big Tone CD 5718 (#14) / El Toro CD 1024 (#33) / Go-Cat-Go CD 25648 (#4) / Goofin' CD 6111 (#14) / Sunjay LP 581 (#7)) Wild Wild Women [alt. vers.]
19?? Sountrack (Bear Family CD 15928 (#33) / Big Tone CD 5718 (#16) / Go-Cat-Go CD 25648 (#2) / Goofin' CD 6111 (#16) / Sunjay LP 581 (#9)) Sugar Baby

Unissued Tracks

1955 Unissued (Bear Family CD 15928 (#5) / Big Tone CD 5718 (#5) / El Toro CD 1010 (#31) / Go-Cat-Go CD 25648 (#14) / Sunjay LP 581 (#5)) Crazy Little Mama
1955 Unissued (Bear Family CD 15928 (#7) / Big Tone CD 5718 (#7) / El Toro CD 1010 (#25) / Go-Cat-Go CD 25648 (#7)) Cut Out
1955 Unissued (Bear Family CD 15928 (#1) / Big Tone CD 5718 (#1) / El Toro CD 1010 (#7) / Go-Cat-Go CD 20691 (#14) / Go-Cat-Go CD 25648 (#10) / Sunjay LP 581 (#1)) Hearts Of Stone
1955 Unissued (Bear Family CD 15928 (#3) / Big Tone CD 5718 (#3) / Go-Cat-Go CD 25648 (#12) / Sunjay LP 581 (#3)) Love Is A Merry-Go-Round
1955 Unissued (Bear Family CD 15928 (#6) / Big Tone CD 5718 (#6) / El Toro CD 1010 (#11) / Go-Cat-Go CD 25648 (#15)) Sexy Ways
1955 Unissued (Bear Family CD 15928 (#4) / Big Tone CD 5718 (#4) / El Toro CD 1010 (#21) / Go-Cat-Go CD 25648 (#13) / Sunjay LP 581 (#4)) Stingy Thing
1955 Unissued (Bear Family CD 15928 (#2) / Big Tone CD 5718 (#2) / El Toro CD 1010 (#29) / Go-Cat-Go CD 25648 (#11) / Sunjay LP 581 (#2)) Why Cry
1957 Sun unissued (AVI CD 5004 (#1) / Bear Family CD 15928 (#18) / Big Tone CD 5718 (#20) / Castle Pulse CD 355 (#1) / Charly LP 100 (#42) / Charly CD 336 (#50) / Charly LP 2015 (#13) / Charly CD 8161 (#7) / Charly CD 8274-2 (#57) / Charly LP 30105 (#13) / Charly LP 30241 (#9) / Disky CD 03 (#9) / Disky CD 250542 (#23) / Dressed To Kill/BMG CD 66 (#38) / Fed CD 09 (#19) / Instant CD 5040 (#17) / Presto CD 5 (#2) / Pulse CD 336 (#50) / SAAR CD 41006 (#12) / Skyline LP 1515 (#11) / Sun (England) 10 501 (#6) / [SERD?] LP 12698 (#17)) Rock It
19?? Unissued (Go-Cat-Go CD 20691 (#4) / Go-Cat-Go CD 25750 (#7) / Stomper Time CD 3 (#12) / Sunjay LP 588 (#15)) Be-Bop-A-Lula Is Back On The Scene
19?? Unissued (Go-Cat-Go CD 25750 (#15) / Sunjay LP 588 (#8)) Cat With The Skins
19?? Unissued (Go-Cat-Go CD 25750 (#10) / Sunjay LP 588 (#11)) Havana Nights (instr.)
19?? Unissued (Go-Cat-Go CD 25750 (#19) / Sunjay LP 588 (#17)) Lonesome Boy
19?? Unissued (Ace CD 715 (#12) / Top Hat 10 100 (#10)) Sugar Lips

Albums

1978 LP 12" ROLLIN' ROCK 014 (US) JOHNNY CARROLL - A Little Bit Of Your Time / Is It Easy To Be Easy / / Judy Judy Judy / Does Your Mama Know / My Bucket's Got A Hole In It / Sixteen Tons Rockabilly / Who's To Say / People In Texas Like To Dance / Two Timin' / Watcha Gonna Do / Why Don't You Quit Teasing / Lonesome Boy
1979 LP 12" GYPSY CLP-831 (US) SPECIAL REQUESTS LIVE - JUDY & JOHNNY LIVE AT HILTON - (Johnny CARROLL & Judy LINDSEY) - Wiggle Wiggle / Good Hearted Woman / House Of The Rising Sun / I Don't Like To Sleep Alone / Good Golly Miss Molly / Bad Eyed Bill / Malaguana / Baby Let's Play House / Bob Wills Medley / Stormy Monday / I've Got Love On My Mind / After The Fire Is Gone / The Bird Medley
1980 LP 12" GYPSY CLP-832 (US) FIRST TIME ALL OVER AGAIN - JUDY & JOHNNY - (Johnny CARROLL & Judy LINDSEY) - This Is My First Time All Over Again / Again / I Can't Get Enough Of You / Funny How Time Slips Away / Lady / Knowing Me Knowing You / Still / Satin Sheets / Looking For A Good Time / It Hurt So Good / It Really Doesn't Matter Anymore
1981 LP 10" LUCKY JC 1 A/B (UK) LUCKY RECORDS PRESENT... JOHNNY CARROLL - Hot Rock / Crazy Crazy Lovin' / Rock 'n' Roll Ruby / Corrine Corrina / Wild Wild Women / Trying To Get To You / Why Cry / Rock Baby Rock It / Rockin' Maybelle / That's The Way I Love / Sugar Baby / I'll Wait
1981 LP 12" SKYLINE 1515 (UK) JOHNNY CARROLL 1956-58 - Hot Rock / Rock 'n' Roll Ruby / Crazy Crazy Lovin' / Bandstand / The Swing / Sugar / Wild Wild Women / Tryin' To Get To You / Corrine Corrina / That's The Way I Love / Rock Baby, Rock It / I'll Wait
1983 LP 12" SEVILLE SEL 7 (UK) SCREAMING DEMON HEATWAVE - JOHNNY CARROLL FEATURING JUDY LINDSEY - Screamin' Demon Heatwave / Ooby Dooby / Sarah Lee / Rockabilly Daddy / Don't That Road Look Rough And Rocky / Feel So Bad / Hang Up My Rock'n'Roll Shoes / Rattle My Bones / Fujiyama Mama / Don't Tear Me Up / Maybe / Blue Levi Jeans / Shove It On Home / Baby, Let's Play House  
07/1985 LP 12" CHARLY CR 30241 (UK) CRAZY HOT ROCK - You Two Timed Me Two Times Too Often / Crazy Crazy Lovin' / Tryin' To Get To You / Rock 'n' Roll Ruby / Hot Rock / Corrine Corrina / Wild Wild Women / Whiskey River / Rock Baby Rock It / You Made Me Love You / That's The Way I Love / I'll Wait / Run Come See / Trudy
1986 LP 12" CHARLY CR 30249 (UK) SHADES OF VINCENT - Johnny CARROLL & Judy LINDSEY - Rocky Road Blues / I Gotta Baby / Git It / Dance To The Bop / Wear My Ring / Lotta Loving / Maybe / The Swing / Dance At Billy Bob's / Honey Don't / Baby Let's Play House / I've Had It / Savin' My Love / I Want You To Be My Baby / What 'd I Say / Hurt So Good / Love Me Up
1989 LP 12" SUNJAY SJLP-581 (SW) ROCK 'N' ROLL RARITIES - Rockin' Maybelle / Sugar Baby / Crazy Crazy Lovin' / Wild Wild Women / Lonesome / Love Me Baby / Cut Out / Trudy / Run Come See / Hearts Of Stone / Why Cry / Love Is A Merry Go Round / Stingy Thing / Crazy Little Mama / Sexy Ways / Cry
1993 CD BIG TONE BT-5718 (US) THE STORY OF... JOHNNY CARROLL - Hearts Of Stone / Why Cry / Love Is A Merry-Go-Round / Stingy Thing / Crazy Little Mama / Sexy Ways / Cut Out / Crazy Crazy Lovin' / Tryin' To Get To You / Rock 'n' Roll Ruby / Corrine Corrina / Wild Wild Women / Hot Rock / Wild Wild Women (live) / Crazy Crazy Lovin' (live) / Sugar Baby (live) /;Rockin' Maybelle (live) / That's The Way I Love / I'll Wait / Rock Baby Rock It! / You Made Me Love You / Bandstand Doll / Swing; Sugar / Trudy / Run Come See / Be Bop A Lula / Black Leather Rebel / Cry / Who's To Say / Two Timin' / Whatcha Gonna Do?
04/1996 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15928 (GER) ROCK BABY, ROCK IT (1955-1960) - Hearts Of Stone / Why Cry / Love Is A Merry-Go-Round / Stingy Thing / Crazy Little Mama / Sexy Ways / Cut Out / You Two-Timed Me Two Times Too Often / You Made Me Love You / Hot Rock / Rock 'n' Roll Ruby / Wild Wild Women / Corrine, Corrina / Crazy, Crazy Lovin' / Tryin' To Get To You / That's The Way I Love / I'll Wait / Rock Baby, Rock It / You Made Me Love You / The Swing / Bandstand Doll / Sugar / Lost Without You / Rag Mop / Little Otis / Trudy / Run Come See / The Sally Ann / Run Come See / Crazy Crazy Lovin' / Wild Wild Women / Rockin' Maybelle / Sugar Baby
1997 CD HIGHTONE MUSIC GROUP HMG 6602 (US) TEXABILLY - People In Texas Love To Dance / Two Timin' / You Said You Wouldn't Get Drunk, Patricia / Lonesome Boy / Who's To Say / Judy, Judy, Judy / Why Don't You Quit That Teasing / My Bucket's Got A Hole In It / Gene Vincent Rock / Teenage Sweetie / Is It Easy To Be Easy / Watcha Gonna Do? / Her Throbbing Lips / Sixteen Tons Rockabilly / Bow-Legged Woman / Lil' Bit Of Your Time / Whiskey River / Johnny Carroll Rock

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