James Burton

Real name: James Edward Burton
Born: August 21, 1939, Dubberly, Louisiana
 
 
 


SINGLES

FABOR 124-A/B – JIM & JOE (= James Burton & Joe Osborn)
Bimbo / Fireball Mail (9/1963 US)

FABOR 124-B/C – JIM & JOE (= James Burton & Joe Osborn)
Fireball Mail / Daisy Mae (9/1963 US)

PHILIPS 40137 (white label promo) – JIMMY DOBRO (= James Burton)
Everybody Listen To The Dobro / Swamp Surfer (9/1963 US)

PHILIPS 40137 – JIMMY DOBRO (= James Burton)
Everybody Listen To The Dobro / Swamp Surfer (9/1963 US)

LONDON HL 9831 – JIM & JOE (= James Burton & Joe Osborn)
Fireball Mail / Daisy Mae (1964 UK)

MIRAMAR 108 (white label promo) – JIMMY BURTON
Love Lost / Jimmy’s Blues (1965 US)

MIRAMAR 108 (p/s) – JAMES BURTON
Love Lost / Jimmy’s Blues (1965 US)

WARNER BROS. 5665 (white label promo) – THE SHINDOGS (feat. James Burton)
Someday, Someday / Why (10/1965 US)

WARNER BROS. 5665 – THE SHINDOGS (feat. James Burton)
Someday, Someday / Why (10/1965 US)

VIVA V-601 – THE SHINDOGS (feat. James Burton)
Who Do You Think You Are / Yes, I’m Going Home (6/1966 US)

VIVA V. 601 – THE SHINDOGS (feat. James Burton)
Who Do You Think You Are / Yes, I’m Going Home (1966 CAN)

FESTIVAL FK-1507 – THE SHINDOGS (feat. James Burton)
Who Do You Think You Are / Yes, I’m Going Home (1966 AUS)

FESTIVAL FK-1507 – THE SHINDOGS (feat. James Burton)
Who Do You Think You Are / Yes, I’m Going Home (1966 N-ZEA)

FONTANA TF 790 – THE SHINDOGS (feat. James Burton)
Who Do You Think You Are / Yes, I’m Going Home (2/1967 UK)

PRINCE PR-6707-1 (1-sided white label promo) – THE PEBBLES (feat. James Burton?)
Don’t Come Running To Me (8/1967 US)

PRINCE P-6707 – THE PEBBLES (feat. James Burton?)
Don’t Come Running To Me / Don’t Hide It (8/1967 US)

PARLOPHONE A-8266 – THE PEBBLES (feat. James Burton?)
Don’t Come Running To Me / Don’t Hide It (1967 AUS)

PARLOPHONE NZP.3245 – THE PEBBLES (feat. James Burton?)
Don’t Come Running To Me / Don’t Hide It (12/1967 N-ZEA)

CAPITOL P 2140 (yellow label promo) – JAMES BURTON AND RALPH MOONEY
Corn Pickin’ / The Texas Waltz (3/1968 US)

CAPITOL 2140 – JAMES BURTON AND RALPH MOONEY
Corn Pickin’ / The Texas Waltz (3/1968 US)

CAPITOL 72643 – JAMES BURTON AND RALPH MOONEY
Corn Pickin’ / The Texas Waltz (1971 CAN)

A&M 41.139 (p/s) – JAMES BURTON
Mystery Train / Polk Salad Annie (1973 FRA)

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ALBUMS

IMPERIAL LP-9068 [LP] – JIMMIE HASKELL AND HIS ORCHESTRA: COUNT DOWN! (1959 US)
Count-Down / Blast Off / Weightless Blues / Rockin’ In The Orbit / Starlight / Hydrazine / Moon Mist / We Get Messages / Moonlight Cha Cha Cha / Astrosonic / Venus / Asteroid Hop / Homeward Earth
(instrumental album featuring James Burton on lead guitar)
– cd reissue: Mr. Nobody MN 002, 200? US / lp reissue: Sonitron ST-005, 2015 –


CAPITOL T/ST 2822 [LP] – JAMES BURTON & RALPH MOONEY: CORN PICKIN’ & SLICK SLIDIN’ (1968 US)
Columbus Stockade Blues / I’m A Lonesome Fugitive / The Texas Waltz / My Elusive Dreams / It’s Such A Pretty World Today / Corn Pickin’ / Moonshine / Your Cheatin’ Heart / Laura (What’s He Got That I Ain’t Got) / Spanish Eyes / There Goes My Everything / Sneaky Strings
– Canadian edition: Capitol ST 2872, 1968 / lp reissues: World Record Club S-5269, 1973 AUS / Capitol 1550751, 1984 FRA / cs reissue: World Cassette Club 0368, 1973 AUS / cd reissues: See For Miles SEECD 377, 1993 UK / Sundazed Music SC-9009, 2005 US –

A&M SP 4293 [LP] – JAMES BURTON: JAMES BURTON (1971 US)
Polk Salad Annie / Susie Q / Fire And Rain / Fools Rush In / Johnny B Goode / I Know (You Don’t Want Me No More) / Delta Lady / Mystery Train / Rock And Raunch / Hound Dog / Hi Heel Sneakers / Long Reach
– Canadian edition: “James Burton”, A&M SP-4293, 1971 / UK edition: “The Guitar Sounds Of James Burton”, A&M AMLS 64293, 1971 / cd reissues: “James Burton”, A&M SP-4293, 1997 US / “The Guitar Sounds Of James Burton”, A&M 540 553-2, 1997 UK/EU / “The Guitar Sound Of James Burton”, A&M UICY-3354, 2002 JPN / River RIVERCD 050, 2005 UK / “The Guitar Sound Of James Burton”, A&M UICY-78601, 2018 JPN –

JAMES BURTON 8 37101 07506 0 [CD] – JAMES BURTON: GOD LOVES YOU (2005 US)
God Is With Us / God Loves You / Thankful / All For You / Breathe / Waymaker / New Mercy / How Great Thou Art / Guardian Angel / Open The Eyes To My Heart / People Get Ready / Hold To God’s Unchanging Hands / Amazing Love / Amazing Graze / Going Home / Bless That Wonderful Name

STONY PLAIN SPLP 1381 [LP]/SPCD 1381 [CD] – JAMES BURTON, ALBERT LEE, AMOS GARRETT, DAVID WILCOX: GUITAR HEROES (2014 CAN)
That’s All Right (Mama) / Susie Q / Sleep Walk / Leave My Woman Alone / You’re the One / Comin’ Home Baby / Flip, Flop and Fly / Only The Young / Polk Salad Annie / Bad Apple / Country Boy
(recorded live at the Vancouver Island MusicFest, July 12th, 2013 feat. James Burton:gtr, Albert Lee:gtr/vcl, Amos Garrett:gtr, David Wilcox:gtr/vcl, Will MacGregor:bs, Jason Harrison Smith:dms/bckgr.vcls, Jon Greathouse:keys/vcl)
– cd reissue: DixieFrog DFGCD 8774, 2015 FRA –


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COLLECTIONS

ACE CDCHD 1313 [CD] – JAMES BURTON – THE EARLY YEARS 1956-1969 (2011 UK)
Dale Hawkins: Susie-Q / Bob Luman: Red Hot / Bobby Lee Trammell: Shirley Lee / Ricky Nelson: My Babe / James Burton: Cannonball Rag / Ricky Nelson: Don’t Leave Me This Way / The Shadows: The Creep / Ricky Nelson: Stop Sneakin’ Around / Jimmy Dobro: Swamp Surfer / Bob Luman: Make Up Your Mind Baby / Jim & Joe: Fireball Mail / Ricky Nelson: Blood From A Stone / Lee Hazlewood: Real Live Fool / Jim & Joe: Daisy Mae / Jimmy Dobro: Everybody Listen To The Dobro / Buddy Cagle: The Guitar Player (The Ballad Of James Burton) / James Burton: Jimmy’s Blues / The Green River Boys featuring Glen Campbell: Poor Boy Looking For A Home / The Everly Brothers: C.C. Rider / Jimmy Burton: Love Lost / Buffalo Springfield: A Child’s Claim To Fame / Merle Haggard: If You Want To Be My Woman / James Burton & Ralph Mooney: Moonshine / James Burton & Ralph Mooney: Corn Pickin’ / The Shindogs: Someday, Someday / The Shindogs: Why / Carol Williams: Just For A While / David & Lee: Tryin’ To Be Someone

JASMINE JASCD 1086 [CD] – JAMES BURTON – CANNONBALL RAG – EARLY GROUPS AND SESSIONS (2020 UK)
James Wilson & The Jimmie-Cats: You Won’t Know Why Till I’m Gone / James Wilson & The Jimmie-Cats: Wilson Blues / The Shadows: Jumping With Shadows / The Shadows: Shadow Rock / Dale Hawkins: If You Please Me / Dale Hawkins: Suzy Q (alt. take) / Dale Hawkins: Don’t Treat Me This Way / Bob Luman: All Night Long / Bob Luman: Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache / Bob Luman: This Is The Night / The Shadows: The Creep / David Houston: One And Only / David Houston: The Teenage Frankie & Johnnie / Maylon Humphries: Worried ‘Bout You Baby / Bobby Lee Trammell: Shirley Lee / Bobby Lee Trammell: I Sure Do Love You Baby / Ricky Nelson: Believe What You Say / Ricky Nelson: My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It / Ricky and James: Play Acoustic Guitar (live) / Tommy Cassel: Go Ahead On / Tommy Cassel: Run Along Little Girl / Tommy Cassel: Rockin’ Rock And A Rollin’ Stone / Tommy Cassel: It Ain’t What You Got / Dorsey Burnette: Misery / Dorsey Burnette: Way In The Middle Of The Night / Ricky Nelson: Just A Little Too Much / Bob Luman: I Got A Woman (live) / Ricky Nelson: Hello Mary Lou / Bob Luman: My Baby Walks All Over Me (live) / Bob Luman: Band Intros – Milk Cow Blues (live) / James Burton: Cannonball Rag / Rick Nelson: Summertime / The Green River Boys featuring Glen Campbell: Truck Drivin’ Man / The Green River Boys featuring Glen Campbell: Lonesome Jailhouse Blues / The Shacklefords: Big River

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COMPILATIONS

CAPITOL SST 2 [LP] – V/A: GOLDEN COUNTRY & WESTERN HITS (1969 DEN/NOR)
James Burton & Ralph Mooney: Corn Pickin’

THE LONGINES SYMPHONETTE SOCIETY SY 5182/SYS 5182 [LP] – V/A: SATURDAY NIGHT JAMBOREE (1969 US)
James Burton & Ralph Mooney: The Texas Waltz

CHEVRON SOCAL M # [2-LP] – V/A: GUITAR (1973 US)
James Burton: Introduction / Your Cheatin’ Heart-Wildwood Flower-Suzy Q

CAPITOL ST 21383 [LP] – V/A: THE BEST OF COUNTRY MUSIC, VOL. 2 (1973 UK)
James Burton & Ralph Mooney: Corn Pickin’
– Australian lp edition: World Record Club S-5290, 1973 / Australian cs edition: World Cassette Club 0376, 1973 AUS –

CAPITOL 2C 150-85029-30 [2-LP] – V/A: ROCK’N’ROLL AT THE CAPITOL TOWER, VOLUME 2 (1977 FRA)
James Burton & Ralph Mooney: Corn Pickin’ / Moonshine

BBC TRANSCRIPTION SERVICES 4249/5 [14-LP] (transcription record) – V/A: THE GUITAR GREATS (1983 UK)
James Burton: Hello Mary Lou / Susie Q / I Got A Feeling / Just A Little Too Much / Things You Gave Me / Less Of Me / Someday Soon / Johnny B. Goode / Corn Pickin’ / Mississippi / You Ask Me / What’s All Right / Till I Gain Control Again / The Texas Waltz

MUSIC FOR PLEASURE MFP 41 5690 1 [LP] – V/A: MASTERS OF COUNTRY (16 GREAT TRACKS) (1985 UK)
James Burton & Ralph Mooney: Corn Pickin’

RHINO R2 70723 [CD] – V/A: GUITAR PLAYER PRESENTS : LEGENDS OF GUITAR – COUNTRY, VOL. 2 (1991 US)
James Burton & Ralph Mooney: Corn Pickin’

COUNTRY ROUTES/INTERSTATE MUSIC LTD. RFD 9005 [LP] – V/A: TOWN HALL PARTY (1991 UK)
James Burton: Cannonball Rag

COUNTRY ROUTES RFD CD 15 [CD] – V/A: TOWN HALL PARTY 1958-1961 (1995 UK/FRA)
James Burton: Cannonball Rag

BEAR FAMILY BCD 15936 AH [CD] – V/A: THAT’LL FLAT GIT IT! VOL. 8 – ROCKABILLY FROM THE VAULTS OF ABBOTT, FABOR, RADIO (1996 GER)
The Shadows: Jumping With The Shadows / Shadow Rock / The Creep
(prev. unissued 1957 instrumental recordings feat. James Burton:gtr, Gene Gare:pno, James Kirkland:bs & John S. White:dms)

RAZOR & TIE 7930182198-2 [CD] – V/A: SWING WEST! VOLUME 2 – GUITAR SLINGERS (1999 US)
James Burton & Ralph Mooney: Corn Pickin’

BMG SPECIAL PRODUCTS TCD835/HEARTLAND MUSIC H008-34 [2-CD] – V/A: 40 GREAT COUNTRY INSTRUMENTALS (1999 US)
James Burton & Ralph Mooney: There Goes My Everything

STARDUST CD-1032 [CD] (unofficial release) – V/A: VINTAGE INSTRUMENTALS, VOL. 6 (1999 CAN)
James Burton: Fools Rush In

TNT TNT-00135 [CD] (unofficial release) – V/A: 35 EXPLOSIVE BOPPIN’ BLASTERS (200?)
Jimmy Burton: Wild River (Note: different artist?)

# [CDR] (unofficial release) – V/A: CAVESTONES, VOLUME 35 (200? UK)
The Shindogs: Yes, I’m Going Home

# [CDR] (unofficial release) – V/A: LOST JUKEBOX, VOL. 102 (200? US)
The Shindogs: Who Do You Think You Are

# [CDR] (unofficial release) – V/A: LOST JUKEBOX, VOL. 106 (200? US)
The Shindogs: Yes, I’m Going Home

HOMO SWAMPUS # [CDR] (unofficial release) – V/A: KEEP ON CHOOGLIN’ – VOL. 10 / KO-KO JOE (200? GER)
James Burton: Rock And Raunch

REMEMBER RMB 75102 [CD] – V/A: ROCKIN’ GUITARS & LIGHTNIN’ FINGERS (200? BEL)
James Burton: Love Lost

BEAR FAMILY BCD 16674 AH [CD] – V/A: MOON OVER NAPLES – SPANISH EYES (2003 GER)
James Burton & Ralph Mooney: Spanish Eyes

AEI # 3003 [CD] (unofficial release) – V/A: AXES, SAXES, SKINS, IVORIES, VOL. 2 (2003)
Jim & Joe: Bimbo

SUNDAZED MUSIC LP 5221 [LP]/SC 11169 [CD] – V/A: AIN’T IT HARD! – SUNSET STRIP ’60S SOUNDS! GARAGE & PSYCH FROM VIVA RECORDS (2007 US)
The Shindogs: Who Do You Think You Are

ARISTA NASHVILLE/SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT 88697 26908 2 [CD] – BRAD PAISLEY: PLAY (THE GUITAR ALBUM) (2008 US/EU)
Brad Paisley Featuring Albert Lee, Brent Mason, James Burton, John Jorgenson, Redd Volkaert, Steve Wariner & Vince Gill: Cluster Pluck

NEWBOTTLE 047 [CDR] (unofficial release) – V/A: GEAR! VOLUME 19 (2009 UK)
The Shindogs: Yes, I’m Going Home

ACE CDCHD 1313 [CD] – V/A: JAMES BURTON – THE EARLY YEARS 1956-1969 (2011 UK)
James Burton: Cannonball Rag / The Shadows: The Creep / Jimmy Dobro: Swamp Surfer / Jim & Joe: Fireball Mail / Jim & Joe: Daisy Mae / Jimmy Dobro: Everybody Listen To The Dobro / Jimmy Burton: Jimmy’s Blues / Jimmy Burton: Love Lost / James Burton & Ralph Mooney: Moonshine / James Burton & Ralph Mooney: Corn Pickin’ / The Shindogs: Someday, Someday / The Shingods: Why (+ other tracks featuring James Burton on gtr)

WFMU # [CDR] (promo) – V/A: CELEBRITIES AT THEIR… BEST! VOL. 4 (2016 US)
The Shindogs: Someday, Someday

RHINO/REPRISE/DUCK R2 552322 [3-CD] – V/A: ERIC CLAPTON AND GUESTS – CROSSROADS REVISITED, SELECTIONS FROM THE CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVALS (2016 US/CAN)
Albert Lee, Earl Klugh, James Burton, Keb’ Mo’, Sheryl Crow & Vince Gill: Lay Down Sally
– European edition: Rhino-Reprise-Duck 081227950675, 2016 / Japanese edition: Rhino-Reprise-Duck-Warner WPCR-17371/3, 2016 / Brazilian edition: Rhino-Reprise-Duck 081227950675, 2016 –

STONY PLAIN SPCD 1400 [3-CD] – V/A: 40 YEARS OF STONY PLAIN RECORDS (2016 CAN)
James Burton, Albert Lee, Amos Garrett, David Wilcox: That’s All Right (Mama)

HOLLYWOOD 0050087435042 [LP]/0050087434403 [CD] – V/A: LE MANS ’66 – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK (2019 EU)
James Burton: Polk Salad Annie (Ford v Ferrari Remix)
– US lp edition: “Ford V Ferrari – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”, Hollywood D003249201, 2020 –

JASMINE JASCD 1086 [CD] – V/A: JAMES BURTON – CANNONBALL RAG – EARLY GROUPS AND SESSIONS (2020 UK)
The Shadows: Jumping With Shadows / The Shadows: Shadow Rock / The Shadows: The Creep / Ricky (Nelson) and James (Burton): Play Acoustic Guitar (live) / James Burton: Cannonball Rag

CLEOPATRA CLO 1943 [LP/CD] – WILLIAM SHATNER: THE BLUES (2020 US)
James Burton: Polk Salad Annie

FELTON FT1 0321 [2-CD] – V/A: FELTON JARVIS – 40TH ANNIVERSARY – THE ARTIST, THE RECORD PRODUCER, THE MAN BEHIND ELVIS (2021 US)
William Shatner feat. James Burton: Crossroads


Note: The guitarist James Burton is not to be confused to the Canadian country artist named Jimmy Burton who has released at least one LP titled “Man In Black” (Ranch RA 6204). Jimmie Burton, also known as “Arkansas Jimmie” who recorded several songs for Texan TNT label (“No Love Have I” / “I’ve Got The Blues Tonight”, TNT 142/143 [1956], “Let’s Pretend”, TNT 146/147 [1957], “Muddy Water” / “Wild River”, TNT 187 [1961]) must also be another person. In addition, Jimmy Burton (a.k.a. Berton) on Vi-Flo Records in 1960 (“What Good Is Love?” / “Little Pretty Baby!”, Vi-Flo 804), Prescott Records (“It’s Easy To Remember” / “La Bomba” Prescott F-10551/F-10552) and Guyden Records in 1975 (“You Done Me Wrong” / “The Room Next To Mine”, Guyden G-TWE-6006, “If I Had A Reason For Leaving” / “If I’m A Fool For Leaving (I’ll Be Twice The Fool To Stay)”, Guyden G-TWE-6009) are very likely other persons of the same name.

Excepting the releases by Jimmie Haskell & His Orchestra, The Shadows, The Shindigs and The Pebbles, James Burton’s session works (for instance with Dale Hawkins, Bob Luman, Ricky Nelson, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, The Everly Brothers, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Elvis Presley, Emmylou Harris, Jerry Lee Lewis and a countless number of others) are not included.


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© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: Goldmine Price Guide To 45 Rpm Records (Tim Neely, 2003) | Rare Record Price Guide 2004 (Record Collector, 2002)

Online sources: http://www.allmusic.com | http://www.singlesdb.com | http://rcs-discography.com | http://www.ebay.com | http://www.gemm.com | http://www.musicstack.com | http://www.james-burton.net | http://www.luma-electronic.cz/lp/c/Cagle/cagle-sp.htm | http://www.rock-et-western.info/pages/ranchpag.html | http://www.geocities.jp/hideki_wtnb/shindogs.html | http://www.globaldogproductions.info | http://www.discogs.com/artist/276738-James-Burton | https://www.45cat.com/artist/james-burton | https://www.45cat.com/artist/the-shindogs | http://countrydiscography.blogspot.fi/2009/06/james-burton.html | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Burton

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

Revised on November 9, 2021


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