Jimmy Donley


SINGLES

DECCA 9-30308 (promo) – JIMMY DONLEY
Come Along / Kickin’ My Hound Around (4/1957 US)

DECCA 9-30308 – JIMMY DONLEY
Come Along / Kickin’ My Hound Around (4/1957 US)

DECCA 9-30392 (promo) – JIMMY DONLEY
The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine / South Of The Border (8/1957 US)

DECCA 9-30392 – JIMMY DONLEY
The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine / South Of The Border (8/1957 US)

BRUNSWICK 102779 (matrix, with stamped catalog code “05715”) (1-sided promo) – JIMMY DONLEY
South Of The Border / – (1957 UK)

BRUNSWICK 102780 (matrix, with stamped catalog code “05715”) – JIMMY DONLEY
The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine / – (1957 UK)

BRUNSWICK 45-05715 – JIMMY DONLEY WITH INSTRUMENTAL ACCOMPANIMENT
The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine / South Of The Border (1957 UK)

DECCA 9-30519 (promo) – JIMMY DONLEY
Baby How Long / I Gotta Go (11/1957 US)

DECCA 9-30519 – JIMMY DONLEY
Baby How Long / I Gotta Go (11/1957 US)

DECCA 9-30519 – JIMMY DONLEY
Baby How Long / I Gotta Go (1958 CAN)

DECCA 9-30574 (promo) – JIMMY DONLEY, VOCAL WITH ANITA KERR SINGERS
Please Baby Come Home / Born To Be A Loser (3/1958 US)

DECCA 9-30574 – JIMMY DONLEY, VOCAL WITH ANITA KERR SINGERS
Please Baby Come Home / Born To Be A Loser (3/1958 US)

DECCA 9-30738 (promo) – JIMMY DONLEY
Radio, Jukebox And T.V. / I’m Alone (8/1958 US)

DECCA 9-30738 – JIMMY DONLEY
Radio, Jukebox And T.V. / I’m Alone (8/1958 US)

DECCA 9-30887 (promo) – JIMMY DONLEY
What Must I Do / The Shape You Left Me In (4/1959 US)

DECCA 9-30887 – JIMMY DONLEY
What Must I Do / The Shape You Left Me In (4/1959 US)

BRUNSWICK 106961 (matrix, with stamped catalog code “05807”, 1-sided promo) – JIMMY DONLEY
The Shape You Left Me In / – (9/1959 UK)

BRUNSWICK 106962 (matrix, with stamped catalog code “05807”, 1-sided promo) – JIMMY DONLEY
What Must I Do? / – (9/1959 UK)

BRUNSWICK 45-05807 – JIMMY DONLEY WITH CHORUS & INSTRUMENTAL ACCOMPANIMENT
The Shape You Left Me In / What Must I Do? (9/1959 UK)

DECCA 9-31005 (promo) – JIMMY DONLEY
Now I Know / I Can’t Love You (Like You Want Me To Do) (11/1959 US)

DECCA 9-31005 – JIMMY DONLEY
Now I Know / I Can’t Love You (Like You Want Me To Do) (11/1959 US)

DECCA 9-31116 (promo) – JIMMY DONLEY
My Baby’s Gone / Our Love (6/1960 US)

DECCA 9-31116 – JIMMY DONLEY
My Baby’s Gone / Our Love (6/1960 US)

DECCA 9-31116 – JIMMY DONLEY
My Baby’s Gone / Our Love (6/1960 CAN)

TEAR DROP 3002 – KENNY JAMES (= Jimmy Donley)
A Woman’s Gonna Have Her Way / Please Mr. Sandman (10/1962 US)

TEAR DROP 3005 – JIMMY DONLEY
Honey Stop Twistin’ / Hello Remember Me (10/1962 US)

TEAR DROP 3007 – JIMMY DONLEY
Santa! Don’t Pass Me By / Think It Over 11/1962 US

TEAR DROP 3007 – JIMMY DONLEY
Think It Over / Forever Lillie Mae (11/1962 US)

CHESS 1843 (multicolor label promo) – JIMMY DONLEY
Santa! Don’t Pass Me By / Think It Over (12/1962 US)

CHESS 1843 (blue label) – JIMMY DONLEY
Santa! Don’t Pass Me By / Think It Over (12/1962 US)

TEAR DROP 3009 – JIMMY DONLEY
Lovin’ Cajun Style / Baby Heaven Sent Me You (12/1962 US)

TEAR DROP 3017 – JIMMY DONLEY
You’re Why I’m So Lonely / Let Me Told You (8/1963 US)

CHESS 1843 – JIMMY DONLEY
Think It Over / Forever Lillie Mae (2/1963 US)

TEAR DROP 3021 – JIMMY DONLEY
Santa! Don’t Pass Me By / Santa’s Alley (11/1963 US)

TEAR DROP 3026 – JIMMY DONLEY
Just A Game / I Really Got The Blues (1/1964 US)

TEAR DROP 3034 – JIMMY DONLEY
Forget The Past / I’m Lonesome Without The Blues (6/1964 US)

TEAR DROP 3051 – JIMMY DONLEY
I’m To Blame/ Love Bug (1965 US)

TEAR DROP 3119 – JIMMY DONLEY
Strange Strange Feeling / My Forbidden Love (1966 US)

CRAZY CAJUN “MEMORY LANE” 45-9001 (reissue) – JIMMY DONLEY (ALAIS KENNY JAMES)
Think It Over / Santa! Please Don’t Pass Me By (1966 US)

CRAZY CAJUN “MEMORY LANE” 45-9002 (reissue) – JIMMY DONLEY (ALAIS KENNY JAMES)
Forever Lilly Mae / I Still Care (1966 US)

CRAZY CAJUN “MEMORY LANE” 45-9003 (reissue) – JIMMY DONLEY (ALAIS KENNY JAMES)
I’m To Blame / Love Bug (1966 US)

CRAZY CAJUN “MEMORY LANE” 45-9004 (reissue) – JIMMY DONLEY (ALAIS KENNY JAMES)
Just A Game / I Really Got The Blues (1966 US)

CRAZY CAJUN “MEMORY LANE” 45-9005 (reissue) – JIMMY DONLEY (ALAIS KENNY JAMES)
You’re Why I’m So Lonely / Let Me Told You (1966 US)

CRAZY CAJUN “MEMORY LANE” 45-9006 (reissue) – JIMMY DONLEY (ALAIS KENNY JAMES)
Baby! Heaven Sent Me To You / Door To My Heart (1966 US)

CRAZY CAJUN “MEMORY LANE” 45-9007 (reissue) – JIMMY DONLEY (ALAIS KENNY JAMES)
Hello! Remember Me / A Woman’s Gonna Have Her Way (1966 US)

CRAZY CAJUN “MEMORY LANE” 45-9008 (reissue) – JIMMY DONLEY (ALAIS KENNY JAMES)
Honey Stop Twistin’ / Please Mr. Sandman (1966 US)

CRAZY CAJUN “MEMORY LANE” 45-9009 (reissue) – JIMMY DONLEY (ALAIS KENNY JAMES)
Lovin’ Cajun Style / Baby Ain’t That Love (1966 US)

CRAZY CAJUN “MEMORY LANE” 45-9010 (reissue) – JIMMY DONLEY (ALAIS KENNY JAMES)
Now I Know / Born To Be A Loser (1966 US)

MEAUX SOUND MEMORIES MS 101 (reissue) – JIMMY DONLEY
Santa! Don’t Pass Me By / (reverse by Johnny & Edgar Winter: Please Come Home For Christmas) (1966 US)

AMERICAN PLA-BOY AP-1983 (reissue) – JIMMY DONLEY
You’re Lonely Too / Hello, Remember Me (1974 US)

BEAR FAMILY BLE 008 (reissue, p/s) – JIMMY DONLEY
The Shape You Left Me In / Arleeta (5/2014 GER)

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COLLECTIONS

TEAR DROP LPM 3002 [LP] – MEMORIAL TO THE UNFORGETTABLE JIMMY DONLEY (19?? US)
Forever Lillie Mae / I’m To Blame / Forget The Past / Hello! Remember Me / Loving Cajun Style / Baby Ain’t That Love / Please Mr. Sandman / Santa! Please Don’t Pass Me By / That’s The Way It’s Gonna Be / Think It Over / Born To Be A Loser / You’re Why I’m So Lonely
– reissue: “Born To Be A Loser – Memorial To The Unforgettable Jimmy Donley, Volume 1”, Starflite SF 2002, 197? US –

CHARLY CR 30265 [LP] – GIVE ME MY FREEDOM (1987 UK)
Kickin’ My Hound Around / Come Along / Radio, Jukebox And T.V. / Please Baby Come Home / Now I Know / I Can’t Love You (Like You Want Me To Do) / My Baby’s Gone / The Shape You Left Me In / Born To Be A Loser / Give Me My Freedom (prev. unissued 1959 Decca recording) / Baby How Long / I’m Alone / What Must I Do / Our Love / Child Love (vers. 2, prev. unissued 1957 Decca recording)

EDSEL EDCD 597 [CD] – BORN TO BE A LOSER – THE CRAZY CAJUN RECORDINGS (1999 UK)
Please Mr. Sandman / A Woman’s Gonna Have Her Way / Hello! Remember Me / Honey Stop Twistin’ / Think It Over / Forever Lillie Mae / Lovin’ Cajun Style / Baby! Heaven Sent Me You / Let Me Hold You / You’re Why I’m So Lonely / Santa! Please Don’t Pass Me By / I Really Got The Blues / Just A Game / I’m Lonesome Without The Blues / Forget The Past / I’m To Blame / Love Bug / My Forbidden Love / Strange, Strange Feeling / Rockin’ Bicycle / What A Price / Domino Twist / Stop The Clock / Two Sides To The Story Of Love / Oh How It Hurts / Born To Be A Loser

BEAR FAMILY BCD 16534 AH [CD] – THE SHAPE YOU LEFT ME IN (2010 GER)
Come Along / Child Love / Kickin’ My Hound Around / Baby How Long / Please Baby Come Home / Born To Be A Loser / Radio, Jukebox, And T.V. / I’m Alone / The Shape You Left Me In / Arleeta / What Must I Do / Give Me My Freedom / Now I Know / I Can’t Love You Like You Want Me To Do / Our Love / I’ve Been There / My Baby’s Gone / I Gotta Go / South Of The Border / The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine / Child Love / Arleeta / Radio, Jukebox, And T.V. / I’m Alone / I’m Alone

ACE CDTOP2 1324 [2-CD] – IN THE KEY OF HEARTBREAK – THE COMPLETE TEAR DROP SINGLES AND MORE (2011 UK)
A Woman’s Gotta Have Her Way / Please Mr. Sandman / Honey Stop Twistin’ / Hello Remember Me / Santa, Don’t Pass Me By! / Think It Over / Forever Lillie Mae / Baby, Heaven Sent Me You / Loving Cajun Style / You’re Why I’m So Lonely / Let Me Told You / Just A Game / I Really Got The Blues / Forget The Past / I’m Lonesome Without The Blues / I’m To Blame / Love Bug / Strange, Strange Feeling / My Forbidden Love / Santa’s Alley / I’m Lonesome Without The Blues (demo) / I’m To Blame (demo) / Love Bug (demo) / Baby Ain’t That Love (demo) / I Still Care (acoustic demo version) / Two Sides To The Story Of Love (acoustic demo version) / Message To Huey – A Woman’s Gotta Have Her Way (demo by Pee Wee Maddux) / Please Mr Sandman (demo) / Honey Stop Twistin’ (demo) / Santa! Don’t Pass Me By (demo) / Think It Over (demo) / Forever Lillie Mae (demo) / Loving Cajun Style (demo) / Let Me Told You (demo) / Just A Game (demo) / I Really Got The Blues (demo) / What A Price (demo) / Stop The Clock (demo) / Spare Me The Details (demo) / Mathilda (demo) / Rockin’ Bicycle (demo) / If That’s The Way You Want It (demo) / Little Cajun (demo) / The Domino Twist (demo by Ernie Chaffin) / Rose Mary (demo) / It’s You I’m Missing (demo by Ernie Chaffin) / Our Last Goodbye (demo) / Don’t Fall In Love (demo) / Don’t You Know I Love You (demo) / I Need You (demo) / I Still Care (band demo version) / If I Knew You Didn’t Know Better (band demo version) / Two Sides To The Story Of Love (band demo version) / Baby, Ain’t That Love (demo) / It’s Time To Say Goodbye (demo) / I’ll Keep On Movin’ (demo)

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COMPILATIONS

FESTIVAL FR 1012/FR 1013/FR 1014 [3-LP] – THE HIT-KICKERS SERIES, VOL. 1 (1976 US)
Since We Said Goodbye

FESTIVAL FR 1018/FR 1019/FR 1020 [3-LP] – THE HIT-KICKERS SERIES, VOL. 3 (1976 US)
I’m Lonesome Without The Blues

FESTIVAL FR 1033 [3-LP] – THE HIT-KICKERS SERIES, VOL. 8 (1976 US)
Two Sides To The Story Of Love

FESTIVAL FR 1036 [3-LP] – THE HIT-KICKERS SERIES, VOL. 9 (1976 US)
I Really Got The Blues

WHITE LABEL LP 8801 [LP] – ROCK AND RHYTHM (1978 HOL)
My Forbidden Love

EAGLE 323 [LP] – V/A: ROCK’N’ROLL PARTY, VOL. 1 (1985 GER)
The Shape You Left Me In

ACE 2041 [CD] – V/A: THE HEARTBEAT OF NEW ORLEANS ROCK’N’ROLL (1992 US)
Hello! Remember Me

DECCA/MCA MCAD2-11119 [2-CD] – V/A: ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK – THE DECCA ROCK’N’ROLL COLLECTION (1994 US)
Come Along

EDSEL/DABLO 8013 [CD] – V/A: LET’S GO TO LOUISIANA! – A CRAZY CAJUN COMPILATION (1999 UK)
Lovin’ Cajun Style

RICHMOND 3002 [CD] – V/A: A BOUQUET OF COUNTRY (1999)
I’m To Blame

MUSIC CLUB 50103 [CD] – DR. JOHN: MEDICAL SCHOOL – THE EARLY SESSIONS OF MAC “DR. JOHN” REBENNACK (1999 UK)
Hello! Remember Me

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)
My Forbidden Love

WESTSIDE WESD 231 [2-CD] – V/A: SIR DOUGLAS PRSENTS: LONE STAR JUKEBOX – THE DECADES OF TEXAS TREATS (2000 UK)
Think It Over

AUTO CHANGE AUCH009 [CD] – V/A: DANCING SHOES, VOLUME 2 (2011 EU)
South Of The Border

NEW LINE NLR39042 [CD] – V/A: A JOHN WATERS CHRISTMAS (2004 US)
Santa Don’t Pass Me By
– reissue: Silva Screen SILCD1190, 2005 US –

YAMA TNR-020 [CD] – V/A: R&B HUMDINGERS, VOLUME SIX (2009 US)
On The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine

GREAT VOICES OF THE CENTURY GVC 2033 [2-CD] – V/A: ON BENDED KNEE – THE BIRTH OF SWAMP POP (200? UK)
Born To Be A Loser

ACE ACE2041 [CD] – V/A: THE HEARTBEAT OF NEW ORLEANS ROCK’N’ROLL (200? US)
Hello! Remember Me

LESLEY LES CD3 [CD] – V/A: THE LOST STORY OF THE ROCK-A-BALLAD, VOLUME TWO (2010 EU)
What Must I Do

OXFORD AMERICAN # [CD] – V/A: THE OXFORD AMERICAN SOUTHERN MUSIC CD #13 (2011 US)
Radio, Jukebox And T.V.

SHEIK LP-506 [LP] – V/A: SAINTS AND SINNERS, VOL. 6 (2011 SPA)
The Shape You Left Me In

FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVTD098 [3-CD] – V/A: SASSY SUGAR – THE PURE ESSENCE OF NASHVILLE ROCK & ROLL (2011 UK)
Radio, Jukebox And TV

UITGEVERIJ AMBO/UNIVERSAL MUSIC 263 245-9 [4-CD] – V/A: LEO BLOKHUIS PRESENTEERT: THE SOUND OF THE SOUTH (2011 HOL)
Think It Over

METRO SELECT METRSL058 [2-CD] – V/A: SWAMPBILLY SHINDIG – ROCKABILLY, COUNTRY AND SOUL FROM THE DEEP SOUTH (2013 UK)
Loving Cajun Style / Born To Be A Loser

ONE DAY MUSIC DAY3CD036 [3-CD] – V/A: I GOT A WOMAn – GEMS FROM THE DECCA VAULTS USA 1960-1961 (2013 UK)
My Baby’s Gone / Our Love

ONE DAY MUSIC DAY3CD038 [3-CD] – V/A: I FALL TO PIECES – GEMS FROM THE BRUNSWICK UK VAULTS (2013 UK)
The Shape You Left Me In / What Must I Do

FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVTD175 [2-CD] – V/A: THE PROMISED LAND – A ROCK & ROLL ROAD MAP (2013 UK)
South Of The Border

100 HITS/SONY MUSIC DMGN 100 172 [5-CD] – V/A: 100 HITS COOL (2016 UK)
My Forbidden Love

JASMINE JASCD 968 [CD] – V/A: SEA OF LOVE – SWAMP POP – THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION 1955-1962 (2017 UK)
Kenny James: Please Mr. Sandman

BEAR FAMILY BCD 17529 [CD] – V/A: THE PRECIOUS YEARS – 34 TEEN DANCE HITS FROM THE BEAR FAMILY ARCHIVES (2019 GER)
Radio, Jukebox And T.V.

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© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: Born To Be A Loser – The Jimmy Donley Story (Johnnie Allan & Bernice Larson Webb, 1992)

Online sources: http://www.allmusic.com | http://www.ebay.com | http://www.rockabillyhall.com/JimmyDonley.html | http://www.rockabilly.nl/references/messages/jimmy_donley.htm | http://rcs.law.emory.edu/rcs/artists/d/donl1000.htm | https://www.discogs.com/artist/1336551-Jimmy-Donley | https://www.45cat.com/artist/jimmy-donley | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Donley

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

Revised on August 6, 2021

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