Jerry Byrne

Real name: Gerard Donald Byrne
Born: February 2, 1941, New Orleans, Louisiana
Died: April 7, 2010, Morgan City, Louisiana
 
 


SINGLES

SPECIALTY 635 – JERRY BYRNE
Lights Out / Honey Baby (6/1958 US)
(Note: also available as an identical 1970 US repro edition)

LONDON 9.5.045 – JERRY BYRNE
Lights Out / Honey Baby (1958 BEL)

LONDON INTERNATIONAL RECORDINGS PD 8153 (78 rpm) – JERRY BYRNE WITH INSTRUMENTAL ACCOMPANIMENT
Lights Out / Honey Baby (1958 S-AFR)

SPECIALTY 651 (white label promo) – JERRY BYRNE
You Know I Love You So / Why Did You Ever Say Goodbye (11/1958 US)

SPECIALTY 651 – JERRY BYRNE
You Know I Love You So / Why Did You Ever Say Goodbye (11/1958 US)
(Note: also available as an identical US repro edition)

SPECIALTY 662 (white label promo) – JERRY BYRNE
Carry On / Raining (5/1959 US)

SPECIALTY 662 – JERRY BYRNE
Carry On / Raining (5/1959 US)
(Note: also available as an identical 1980 UK repro edition)

VIN 1013 – MORGUS AND THE GHOULS (feat. Jerry Byrne on a-side)
Morgus The Magnificent / The Lonely Boy (4/1959 US)

VIN 1013 – MORGUS & THE 3 GHOULS (a) / FRANKIE & MAC (b) (feat. Jerry Byrne on a-side)
Morgus The Magnificent / The Lonely Boy (4/1959 US)

SPINETT 1000 – THE CHEERLEADERS (feat. Jerry Byrne)
Chinese Bandits / True Love (1960 US)

SPINETT 105 – 3 STOOGES (poss. feat. Jerry Byrne)
You Are My Girl / Sinkin’ The Robert E. Lee (7/1960 US)

EPIC 5-9402 (white label promo) – THREE STOOGES (poss. feat. Jerry Byrne)
You Are My Girl / Sinkin’ The Robert E. Lee (8/1960 US)

EPIC 5-9402 – 3 STOOGES (poss. feat. Jerry Byrne)
You Are My Girl / Sinkin’ The Robert E. Lee (8/1960 US)

GENERAL GR-547 – JERRY BYRNE
Hello My Love / I’m From The South (1972 US)

SPECIALTY SON 5011 (reissue) – JERRY BYRNE
Lights Out / Honey Baby (1973 UK)

SPECIALTY XSP 735 (reissue) – JERRY BYRNE
My Little Girl / I Can’t Say No (1983 US)
(Note: previously unissued 1958 recordings)

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COMPILATIONS & GUEST APPEARANCES

SPECIALTY SPS 2118 [LP] – V/A: THIS IS HOW IT ALL BEGAN, VOLUME TWO (1970 US)
Lights Out
– lp reissues: Specialty-Sonet SNTF 5003, 1972 UK / Discophon S.C. 2138, 1972 SPA / Specialty SNIR-SP 25045, 1973 ITA / “The Golden Age Of Rock’ N’ Roll – The Early Years (The Specialty Story)”, Specialty SPY. 28091, 1977 FRA / Specialty SPS 2118, 1982 US –

ACE LP-2020 [LP] – V/A: DR. JOHN AND HIS NEW ORLEANS CONGREGATION (1971 US)
Morgus The Magnificent (by Morgus & The Three Ghouls)
– reissue: Diablo CD 8015, 1999 US –

VOGUE 304 [2-LP] – V/A: NON STOP DOUBLE GOLDEN RECORD OF ROCK’N ROLL (1972 FRA)
Lights Out

SPECIALTY 2 C 062-95478 [LP] – V/A: ROCK N’ROLL MUSEUM, VOL. 4 – SPECIALTY ORIGINALS (1974 FRA)
Lights Out / Honey Baby

METRONOME 89.004-2 (0821) [2-LP] – V/A: ROCK YOUR MEMORIES – THE GLORY OF THE FIFTIES (1977 GER)
Lights Out

SONET/SPECIALTY SNTF 5021 [LP] – V/A: GOING BACK TO NEW ORLEANS (1978 UK)
Carry On

SONET SNTF 780 [LP] – V/A: FLASHBACKS, VOLUME 1 (1978 UK)
Lights Out
– lp reissues: Discophon J-4417, 1979 SPA/Sonet SNTF 780, 1980 UK/CFE ES-101, 1982 SPA –

ACE CH-11 [LP] – V/A: THE ACE STORY, VOL. 1 (1980 UK)
Morgus The Magnificent (by Morgus & The Three Ghouls)

SONET 426003 [LP] – V/A: ROCK AROUND THE 50’S – LE ROCK DES ANNÉES 50 (1981 FRA)
Lights Out

ACE # [LP] – V/A: ACE RECORDS PRESENTS THE HISTORY OF NEW ORLEANS ROCK’N’ROLL – VOLUME IV (1984 US)
You Fallen In Love

EAGLE 323 [LP] – V/A: ROCK’N’ROLL PARTY, VOL. 1 (1985 GER)
Lights Out

ACE CH 134 [LP] – V/A: THE SPECIALTY STORY, VOL. 1 (1985 UK)
Lights Out

ACE CH 175 [LP] – V/A: ROCK’N’ROLL PARTY, VOL. SIX (1986 UK)
Carry On

ACE CDCH 904 [CD] – V/A: HI-FI ROCK’N’ROLL PARTY (1986 UK)
Lights Out

NERVOUS BREAKDOWN BREAK 33.1 [LP] – V/A: NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, VOL. 1 (1987 UK)
Lights Out

HANNIBAL HLP 142 [LP] – V/A: 20 GOLDEN HITS (19?? BENELUX)
Lights Out

REQUEST RRLP001 [LP]/R.R.C. 001 [CS9 – V/A: 20 GREAT HITS I’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER, VOLUME 1 (19?? BENELUX)
Carry On

HOME’S MUSIKK HMC 208 [CS] – V/A: JUKEBOX COLLECTION 3 (19?? NOR)
Lights Out

ROCKWOOL A/S # [CD] – V/A: RØR’N’RUL MED BRØDRENE LAMEL – 40 ROCKHITS FRA 50’ERNE (19?? DEN)
Lights Out

DCC COMPACT CLASSICS DZS-050 [CD] – V/A: MONSTER ROCK’N ROLL SHOW (1990 US)
Morgus The Magnificent (by Morgus & the Three Ghouls)

ACE CDCH 291 [CD] – V/A: SPECIALTY ROCK’N’ROLL (1990 UK)
Lights Out / Carry On

HMV ASK 23000 [CD] – V/A: ROCKIN’ IN THE 50’S (1991 CAN)
Lights Out / Carry On

SPECIALTY SPCD-2168-2/ACE CDCHD 393 [CD] – V/A: CREOLE KINGS OF NEW ORLEANS (1992 US/UK)
Lights Out

SPECIALTY SPCD-7038-2/ACE CDCHD 477 [CD] – V/A: CREOLE KINGS OF NEW ORLEANS, VOLUME TWO (1993 US/UK)
Carry On

RHINO R271450 [2-CD]/R4 71450 [2-CS] – V/A: DR. JOHN – MOS’ SCOCIOUS – THE DR. JOHN ANTHOLOGY (1993 US)
Morgus & The 3 Ghouls: Morgus The Magnificent

SPECIALTY 5SPCD-4412-2 [5-CD] – V/A: THE SPECIALTY STORY (1994 US/EU)
Lights Out

SPECIALTY SPCD-7059-2/ACE CDCHD 574 [CD] – V/A: ROCK’N’ROLL FEVER! – THE WILDEST FROM SPECIALTY (1994 US/UK)
Lights Out / Carry On

P-VINE PCD-4730 [CD] – V/A: GUMBO YA-YA-YAH – NEW ORLEANS FUNKY CLASSICS 25 (1995 JPN)
Lights Out / Honey Baby

VLADIMIR TWIST VTR 6907 [LP] – V/A: LIKE NOTHING YOUR EARS HAVE EVER HEARD BEFORE! VOLUME 7 (1996)
Lights Out

WESTSIDE WESM 519 [CD] – FRANKIE FORD: OOO-WEE BABY! – THE VERY BEST OF FRANKIE FORD (1997 UK)
Morgus The Magnificent (by Morgus & The Three Ghouls)

NIGHT TRAIN INTERNATIONAL NTI CD PRO-NOLA [CD] (promo) – V/A: NEW ORLEANS DEEP ROOTS – 50 YEARS OF REMARKABLE MUSIC (1998 US)
Chinese Bandits (by The Cheerleaders)

ACE CDCHK 730 [CD] – V/A: BABY THAT IS ROCK’N’ROLL (1999 UK)
Lights Out

WESTSIDE WESA 835 [CD] – V/A: RETURN OF THE MAC – IN THE STUDIO WITH MAC REBENNACK A.K.A. DR. JOHN 1959-1961 (2000 UK)
Morgus The Magnificent (by Morgus & The Three Ghouls) / You Told Me You Don’t Love Me

EMI 7243 539271 2 7 [2-CD] – V/A: THE SOUND OF THE CITY – NEW ORLEANS (2002 UK)
Lights Out

VIPER CD 014 [CD] – V/A: THE ULTIMATE 50’S AND 60’S ROCKIN’ HORROR DISC (2003 UK)
Morgus The Magnificent (by Morgus & the Three Ghouls)

CASTLE MUSIC/NOW DIG THIS CMFCD1042 [CD] – V/A: WELL, NOW DIG THIS (2004 UK)
Lights Out

FINKY DELICACIES DEL LP 0066 [LP]/DEL CD 0066 [CD] – V/A: FUNKY FUNKY NEW ORLEANS, VOLUME 4 (2004 US)
I’m From The South

DEMON MUSIC GROUP LTD./WESTSIDE WESM 641 [CD] – DR. JOHN: STORM WARNING (THE EARLY SESSIONS OF MAC “DR.JOHN” REBENNACK) (2004 UK)
Morgus The Magnificent (by Morgus & the Three Ghouls)

ACE CDCHD 1172 [CD] – V/A: ROCK ON (CD)
Lights Out 2008 UK

MEMBRAN/THE INTENSE MEDIA 233084 [10-CD] – V/A: ROCK-A-BILLY ROCK AND ROLL & HILLBILLY (2010 EU)
Lights Out

FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVTD051 [3-CD] – V/A: HEAVY SUGAR – THE PURE ESSENCE OF NEW ORLEANS R&B (2010 UK)
Carry On
– 2-lp reissue: Fantastic Voyage FVDV051, 2015 UK –

SMITH & CO. SCCD 2435 [2-CD] – V/A: GREAT ROCK’N ROLL – RED HOT! – THE ORIGINAL ROCK’N’ROLL RECORDINGS 1953-1960 (2010 HOL)
Lights Out / Carry On

PROPER PROPERBOX 174 [4-CD] – V/A: THE COSIMO MATASSA STORY, VOLUME 2 – GUMBO YA YA (2012 UK)
Lights Out / Chinese Bandits (by The Cheerleaders)

ONE DAY MUSIC DAY2CD178 [2-CD] – V/A: RIP IT UP – THE SPECIALTY STORY (2012 UK)
Lights Out / Carry On

METRO TINS METRTN061 [3-CD] – V/A: NEW ORLEANS – THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION (2013 UK)
Lights Out

VINTAGE VINYL VVLP005 [2-LP] – V/A: THE COSIMO MATASSA STORY – THE ESSENTIAL TRACKS (2013 EU)
Lights Out

RHYTHM BOMB 2402 [CD] – V/A: ROCKABILLY RULED UK, VOL. 2 (2013 GER)
Lights Out

THE INTENSE MEDIA 600025 [40-CD] – V/A: ROCK-A-BILLY DYNAMITE (2013 EU)
Lights Out / Carry On

JASMINE JASCD 298 [CD] – V/A: THE EARLY CAREER OF MAC REBENNACK AKA DR. JOHN – GOOD TIMES (2015 UK)
Lights Out

BIG3 BT3071 [3-CD] – V/A: ROCK’N’ROLL PARTY – THE ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL (2015 UK)
Lights Out

UNIONSQUAREMUSIC # [3-CD] – V/A: SIMPLY NEW ORLEANS (2016 UK)
Lights Out

METRO SELECT METRSL140 [2-CD] – V/A: ROCKABILLY ROADSTER (2016 UK)
Lights Out

BIG3 BT3127 [3-CD] – V/A: NEW ORLEANS GUMBO – THE ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL 3 CD COLLECTION (2016 UK)
Lights Out

VINYL LOVERS 6785478 (LP)/SOUL JAM 600896 (CD) – V/A: GOOD TIMES IN NEW ORLEANS 1958-1962 – IN THE STUDIO WITH MAC REBENNACK AKA DR. JOHN (2017 SPA)
Lights Out

BIG3 BT3170 [3-CD] – V/A: TEENAGE REBEL PARTY (2017 EU)
Lights Out

STRANGER THAN PARADISE STPR01LP [2-LP + 7″] – V/A: SEX – TOO FAST TO LIVE TOO YOUNG TO DIE (2020 UK) Lights Out

ATOMICAT ACCD066 [CD] – V/A: RACKETEER’S WILDEST WINGDING! (2021 EU)
Lights Out

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© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Henk Gorter | Jarmo Hoppula

Published sources: Music Master Price Guide For Record Collectors (Nick Hamlyn, 1991) | Rare Record Price Guide 2004 (Record Collector, 2002) | Too Much Noise #35 (3/1991)

Online sources: http://rcs-discography.com/rcs/search.php?type=acode&key=byrn5000 | http://www.singlesdb.com | http://www.bsnpubs.com | http://www.ebay.com | http://www.gemm.com | http://www.musicstack.com | http://tims.blackcat.nl/messages/jerry_byrne.htm | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Byrne_(singer) | http://www.discogs.com/artist/733584-Jerry-Byrne | http://www.45cat.com/artist/jerry-byrne

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

Revised on May 16, 2021

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