Alton & Jimmy

Real name: Alton Autrey Lott
Born: June 17, 1940, Hillsboro, Mississippi
 
Real name: James Howard Harrell
Born: November 16, 1936, Hillsboro, Mississippi


SINGLES

SUN 323 – ALTON AND JIMMY
Have Faith In My Love / No More Crying The Blues (6/1959 US)
(Note: also available as an identical US 2019 repro edition)

K&M 501 – MURRY KELLUM – ALTON LOTT & THE RAMBLERS (a) / MURRY KELLUM & THE RAMBLERS (b)
Brand New Baby / Love Wagon (1961 US)

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COLLECTIONS

WISTERIA HILL MUSIC PUBLISHING # [CD] – ALTON & JIMMY: STILL SHAKIN’ (2013 US)
Got It Mad In The Shade / Looking For Someone / No More Crying The Blues / Have Faith In My Love / I Just Don’t Know / What’s The Use? / Why Do I Love You? / Rockin’ In The Shadow Of Sun / Who Put The Rock In Roll? / Nancy’s Back In Town / Still Shakin’

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COMPILATIONS

WHITE LABEL LP 8801 [LP] – V/A: ROCK AND RHYTHM (1978 HOL)
I Got It Made (In The Shade) (prev. unissued 1959 Ace recording)

ROCK & COUNTRY R&C 1019 [LP] – V/A: VIN ROCK N’ROLL (1985 SWE)
I Got It Made (In The Shade)

SUN/CHARLY LP 1038 [LP] – V/A: FEEL LIKE ROCKIN’ (1986 UK)
No More Crying The Blues

CHARLY SUNBOX 106 [12-LP] – V/A: SUN RECORDS – THE ROCKING YEARS (1986 UK)
No More Crying The Blues (alt. take)

SUN/CHARLY LP 1036 [LP] – V/A: MORE SUNDOWN ROCKERS (1988 UK)
I Just Don’t Know / Why Do I Love You (prev. unissued 1959 Sun recordings)

ACE 2026 [LP] – V/A: THE GREATEST ROCKABILLIES (1990 US)
I Got It Made (In The Shade)
– lp reissue: Ace CD 2026, 1996 US –

P-VINE PCD-1892 [CD] – V/A: ACE RECORDS: THE GREATEST ROCKABILLIES OF THE 50’S (1993 JPN)
I Got It Made (In The Shade)

SUN/CHARLY CD SUN 17 [CD] – V/A: ROCK’N’ROLL ORIGINALS, VOL. 8 (1993 UK)
No More Crying The Blues / Have Faith In My Love

CLUB DIAL 930070-2 [CD] – V/A: LA FABULEUSE HISTOIRE DE SUN RECORDS, VOL. 2 – LE BLUES 2 (1994 FRA)
No More Crying The Blues

AVI CD 5019 [CD] – V/A: ROCK BOPPIN’ BABY: SUN ROCKABILLY, VOLUME 3 (1996 US)
No More Crying The Blues

BEAR FAMILY BCD 15803 DI [4-CD] – V/A: COMPLETE SUN SINGLES, VOL. 3 (1996 GER)
No More Crying The Blues / Have Faith In My Love

CHARLY CPCD 8274-2 [CD] – V/A: THE VERY BEST OF SUN ROCKABILLY – STILL HITTIN’ (1997 UK)
Have Faith In My Love

CHARLY CPCD 8277 [CD] – V/A: SUN ROCK & ROLL, VOLUME 1 (1997 UK)
No More Crying The Blues

CHARLY CPCD 8318 [CD] – V/A: SUN ROCK’N’ROLL, VOLUME 2 (1998 UK)
Why Do I Love You / I Just Don’t Know / What’s The Use (prev. unissued 1959 Sun recording)

SUN # (706/2) [10″ LP] (unofficial release) – V/A: MEMPHIS BOP, VOLUME TWO (1999)
What’s The Use

CHARLY CPCD 8353 [CD] – V/A: SUN ROCK’N’ROLL, VOLUME 3 (1999 UK)
Have Faith In My Love

ROCKABILLY HALL OF FAME RABHOF 103 [CD] – V/A: ROCKABILLY HALL OF FAME, VOLUME TWO (1999 US)
Rockin’ In The Shadow Of The Sun (1998 recording)

BEAR FAMILY BCD 16405 [CD] – V/A: THAT’LL FLAT GIT IT, VOL. 17 – ROCKABILLY FROM THE VAULTS OF SUN RECORDS (2000 GER)
No More Crying The Blues (alt. take)

SAAR/MUSIC CD 41008 [CD] – V/A: THE BEST OF SUN ROCK’N’ROLL, VOL. 2 (2000 ITA)
Why Do I Love You

ROCKABILLY HALL OF FAME RABHOF 108 [CD] – V/A: ROCKABILLY HALL OF FAME, VOLUME FOUR (2000 US)
Alton Lott: Would You Mind (2000 recording)

ROCKABILLY HALL OF FAME RABHOF 113 [CD] – V/A: ROCKABILLY HALL OF FAME, VOLUME FIVE – GENE VINCENT TRIBUTE (2001 US)
Who Put The Rock In Roll? (2000 recording)

CHARLY SNAJ 713 [4-CD] – V/A: THE SUN RECORDS STORY (2002 UK)
Have Faith In My Love

FAB-U-LUS FBUBX002 [8-CD + 7″] – V/A: SUN RECORD COMPANY – 50 GOLDEN YEARS 1952-2002 – A COMMEMORATIVE COLLECTION (2002 UK)
No More Cryin’ The Blues

CHEESECAKE CHCD 491 [CD] (unofficial release) – V/A: ROCKIN’ BOPPIN’ DUO’S (200?)
No More Cryin’ The Blues

MUSTANG MUST 10 [CD] (unofficial release) – V/A: GOTTA ROCK A LITTLE MORE (200?)
No More Cryin’ The Blues

CHARLY SNAJ 743 CD [3-CD] – V/A: SUN ROCKABILLY MELTDOWN (2009 UK)
I Just Don’t Know

CARGO 39670 [2-LP] – V/A: THE SUN RECORDS STORY, VOLUME 2 – GOOD ROCKIN’ DADDIES (2010 GER)
Have Faith In My Love

FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVD093 [2-CD] – V/A: TENNESSEE ROCK’N’ROLL (2011 UK)
No More Crying The Blues

BEAR FAMILY BCD 16748 AR [CD] – V/A: DIDDY WAH DIDDY… AIN’T A TOWN, AIN’T A CITY – ROCK’N’ROLL AND HOT COUNTRY FROM JACKSON, TENNESSEE (2011 GER)
Alton Lott: Would You Mind (prev. unissued c. 1958 Delta label recording with Billy Fox Swilley:dms)

THE INTENSE MEDIA 60025 [40-CD] – V/A: ROCK-A-BILLY DYNAMITE (2013 GER)
No More Crying The Blues

THE INTENSE MEDIA/DOCUMENTS 600156 [10-CD] – V/A: ROCK-A-BILLY DYNAMITE (2014 GER)
No More Crying The Blues / Have Faith In My Love

REAL GONE MUSIC RGMCD261 [4-CD] – V/A: THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION – VOLUME THREE (2017 UK)
Have Faith In My Love / No More Crying The Blues


In addition, the 1959 Ace recording “Looking For Someone” is yet unreleased.

Alton Lott sang the 2nd voice on 45 rpm single track “Brand New Baby” (K&M 501) by Murray Kellum & The Ramblers.

Alton Lott wrote both sides of 45 rpm single Vin 1007 (7/1959) by Harry Lee (DJ Harry Lee Hutchinson from Jackson, MS): “Everytime I See You” / “You Don’t Know”.


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© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: James Harrell

Published sources: Goldmine Price Guide To 45 Rpm Records (Tim Neely, 2003) | Sun Records: The Discography (Colin Escott & Martin Hawkins, 1987)

Online sources: http://www.allmusic.com | http://www.singlesdb.com | http://www.bsnpubs.com | http://www.ebay.com | http://www.gemm.com | http://www.musicstack.com | http://www.sunrecords.biz | http://www.newkommotion.com | http://www.rockabillyhall.com/AltonJimmy.html | http://mswritersandmusicians.com/musicians/alton-and-jimmy.html | http://rcs-discography.com/rcs/artist.php?key=alto1000 | http://www.rocky-52.net/chanteurs/alton&jimmy.htm | https://www.45cat.com/artist/alton-and-jimmy

Note: The contents of this website are informative only! All the corrections/additions are welcome. E-mail: petehoppula @ hotmail.com

Revised on November 1, 2021

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