Tooter Boatman

Real name: William McCon Boatman
Born: May 30, 1936, Mineral Wells, Texas
Died: August 1, 1964, Clear Lake, California
 
 


TOOTER BOATMAN / THE CHAPARRALS – SINGLES

TWINKLE 501 – TOOTER BOATMAN AND THE CHAPARRALS
The Will Of Love / More And More (I Love You) (1958 US)
(Note: also available as an identical repro edition with p/s)

REBEL 108 – THE CHAPARRALS (feat. Tooter Boatman)
Poor Gal / Sweet Lies (3/1958 US)

STARFIRE 600 – HUELYN DUVAL (with The Chaparrals)
It’s No Wonder / Across The Aisle (5/1959 US)

TWINKLE 506 – HUELYN DUVALL (with The Chaparrals)
Beautiful Dreamer / Tear Stained Letters (1959 US)

ROULETTE R-4229 (promo) – THE CHAPARRALS (without Tooter Boatman)
Leapin’ Guitar (instr.) / Beer Barrel Rock (Roll Out The Barrel) (instr.) (2/1960 US)

ROULETTE R-4229 – THE CHAPARRALS (without Tooter Boatman)
Leapin’ Guitar (instr.) / Beer Barrel Rock (Roll Out The Barrel) (instr.) (2/1960 US)

GAYLO BM-107 – CHARLEY O’BANNON (poss. with Tooter Boatman?)
Goin’ Down (To Charly Brown) / Turnpike (1961 US)

GAYLO BM-113 – CHARLIE O’BANNON (poss. with Tooter Boatman?)
Feeble Mind / Lily Toes (1962 US)

GAYLO BM-117 – TUTOR BOATMAN
Lost Love / Heaven For Broken Hearts (1963 US)

INJUN 108 (reissue, black & white/black & blue label) – TOOTER BOATMAN
The Will Of Love / Thunder And Lightning (1972 UK)

DOUBLE AA 45 1003 (reissue) – TOOTER BOATMAN AND THE CHAPERRALS
The Will Of Love / (reverse by Johnny Carroll: Bandstand Doll) (2020 UK?)


Note: The Chaparrals were Charlie O’Bannon, Bill Bland, Shorty Dinglar & Clay Glover. Tooter Boatman appeared with the group only on Rebel 108 in 1958.

In addition, there is also another 45 rpm single as by The Chaparrals (Reeser PP71-196) released probably in the mid 1960’s. The songs (The Italian Stallion / The Chaparral Stick) are written by Reeser – Lowery (a-side) and by Lowery (b-side). This was however very likely a different group.


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EP’S

ROCKSTAR RSR-EP 2008 (reissue, p/s, brown vinyl) – TOOTER BOATMAN AND THE CHAPARRELS
Thunder And Lightning / More, More, More / The Will Of Love / Tooter’s Place (1980 UK)

EL TORO ET-15.040 (reissue, p/s) – DANNY WOLFE AND FRIENDS
Thunder And Lightnin’ (+ other tracks by Danny Wolfe: So Help Me Gal / Danny Wolfe: Fools Hall Of Fame / Commodores: Who Dat?) (2015 SPA)

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COLLECTIONS

WHITE LABEL WLP 8863 [LP] – TOOTER BOATMAN AND FRIENDS (1983 HOL)
Susie’s House (with The Chaparrals) / Thunder And Lightning (with The Chaparrals) / Hey Little Missy (with The Chaparrals) / When The Party’s Over (with The Chaparrals) / More And More (I Love You) (with The Chaparrals) / The Will Of Love (with The Chaparrals) / I’m With You (with The Chaparrals) / Let’s Make A Block (Huelyn Duvall & The Tight Strings) / Isabella (Danny Wolfe & The Tight Strings) / Modern Romance (Huelyn Duvall & The Tight Strings) / Baby Make A Move (Johnny Duncan & The Tight Strings) / Big Deal (with The Chaparrals) / Teen Age Hangout [take 1] (with The Chaparrals) / Teen Age Hangout [take 3] (with The Chaparrals)

WHITE LABEL WLP 8879 [LP] – THE TOOTER BOATMAN SOUND (1984 HOL)
Life Begins At 4 O’Clock (with The Chaparrals) / They Won’t Let Me In (with The Chaparrals) / Wayward Wind (with The Chaparrals) / Rock It Up, Yeh (instr., with The Chaparrals) / The Other Me (with Danny Wolfe) / Gonna Come A Time (with Studio Band) / Beer Rock, Part 1 (instr.) / Stagger Lee (with The Chaparrals) / Depression Blues [take 2] (with The Chaparrals) / Beer Rock, Part 2 (instr.) / Who Dat (with The Local Buddies) / Uh (instr.) / Magic Guitar (with Danny Wolfe)

WHITE LABEL WLP 8895 [LP] – IN PERSON – FOR TOOTER BOATMAN FANS ONLY (1985 HOL)
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On (with The Chaparrals) / Susie’s House [take 8] (with The Chaparrals) / Susie’s House [take 9] (with The Chaparrals) / Big Deal [take 5] (with The Chaparrals) / Big Deal [take 6] (with The Chaparrals) / They Won’t Let Me In [rehearsal] (with The Chaparrals) / They Won’t Let Me In (with The Chaparrals) / Pirate Love (with The Local Buddies) / Just Going / Echo Of Your Footsteps (with The Chaparrals) / Heartship Of A Broken Love (with The Chaparrals) / Things (with The Chaparrals) / Thunder And Lightning [take 6] (with The Chaparrals) / Thunder And Lightning [take 7] (with The Chaparrals) / I’m With You [rehearsal] (with The Chaparrals) / I’m With You (with The Chaparrals) / The Will Of Love [take 6] (with The Chaparrals) / Gonna Come A Time [rehearsal] (with The Local Buddies) / Gonna Come A Time (with The Local Buddies) / Depression Blues (with The Chaparrals) / Heaven For Broken Hearts (with The Local Buddies) / I Don’t Know (with Charlie & Clayton) / Lonesome Old Blues (with Charlie & Clayton)

COLLECTOR CD 4408 [CD] – ROCKIN’ TOOTER BOATMAN (1992 HOL)
The Will Of Love / Thunder And Lightning / Moonshot / Life Begins At 4 O’Clock / They Won’t Let Me In / Wayward Wind / Tooter’s Boogie / More And More (I Love You) / Susie’s House / Big Deal / Uh / Gonna Come A Time / Stagger Lee / Depression Blues [take 1] / Rock It Up / Who Dat / Teenage Hangout / When The Party’s Over / Blow It Up Boogie / Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On / I’m With You / Beer Rock, Part 2 / The Other Me / Hey Little Missy / The Will Of Love [alt. take]

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COMPILATIONS

REDITA RLP-104 [LP] – V/A: ROCK & ROLL U.S.A. (1973 HOL)
More And More (I Love You) / The Will Of Love

SONET SNTF 807 [LP] – V/A: MAJOR BILL’S TEXAS ROCK AND ROLL (1979 UK)
Gonna Come A Time / Wayward Wind

BISON BOP LP 2005 [LP] – V/A: THE BOP THAT NEVER STOPPED, VOLUME 3 (1979 GER)
Poor Gal (The Chaparrals with Tooter Boatman)
– reissue: Bison Bop BB-LP 2005, 1985 GER –

WENDI LP 00008 [LP] – V/A: EVERYBODY ROCKS (1980 AUS)
The Will Of Love / Thunder And Lightning

VOGUE 509 165 [LP]/707165 [CS] – V/A: ROCKABILLY (1983 FRA)
Gonna Come A Time

WHITE LABEL WLP 8862 [LP] – V/A: GOTTA ROCK ME DADDY (1983 HOL)
Sweet Lies (The Chaparrals with Tooter Boatman)

MAGNUM FORCE MFLP 069 [LP]/CDMF 069 [CD] – V/A: RED HOT ROCKABILLY, VOL. 7 (1989 UK)
Depression Blues

CLUB GTD10 [LP]/GTD CD 0010 [CD] – V/A: GRAB THIS AND DANCE, VOL. 10 (1993 SPA)
Life Begins At 4 O’Clock

CLUB GTD11 [LP]/GTD CD 0011 [CD] – V/A: GRAB THIS AND DANCE, VOL. 11 (1993 SPA)
The Will Of Love / Thunder And Lightning

FED 06 [CD] – V/A: THE FED STORY, VOL. 6 (199? SWE)
The Will Of Love

LUCKY CDLR 501 [CD] – V/A: PIANOLA ROCK-OLA (199? UK)
Sweet Lies (The Chaparrals with Tooter Boatman)

LUCKY CDLR 502 [CD] – V/A: PIANOLA ROCK-OLA, VOL. 2 (199? UK)
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On

TRUE BLUE ROCKABILLY CD 002 [CD] – V/A: TRUE BLUE ROCKABILLY, VOL. 2 (199?)
Teenage Hangout

FLASH DEN 6902 [CD] – V/A: ROCK’N’ROLL ORGY, VOLUME TWO (1995 UK)
The Will Of Love

VLADIMIR TWIST VTR 6906 [LP] – V/A: LIKE NOTHING YOUR EARS HAVE EVER HEARD BEFORE! VOLUME 6 (1996)
Thunder And Lightning

LUCKY CDLR 811 [CD] – V/A: ROCKABILLY GOLD, VOLUME ELEVEN (1996 UK)
The Will Of Love

LUCKY CDLR 812 [CD] – V/A: ROCKABILLY GOLD, VOLUME TWELVE (1997 UK)
Thunder And Lightning

SPEED # [CD] – V/A: SPEED CRAZY (199?)
Poor Gal (The Chaparrals with Tooter Boatman)

SHIMMY SHIM CD 101 [CD] – V/A: ROCKABILLY BOYS (2000)
Life Begins At Four O’Clock

ZEBRA INTERNATIONAL PRESERVATION # [CD] – V/A: CLAY GLOVER SCRAPBROOK VOL. 1 – JAN. 1, 2000 (2000 US)
Striving Kind / How Many Times / My Mind Playing Tricks / You Are So Bad
(Note: Tooter Boatman’s first, previously unissued studio recordings)

MUSTANG MUST2 [CD] – V/A: ROCKABILLY & HILLBILLY BOP, VOL. 2: GOIN’ DOWN THAT ROAD (2001)
The Will Of Love

MUSTANG MUST4 [CD] – V/A: ROCKABILLY & HILLBILLY BOP, VOL. 4: MAD DOG IN TOWN (2001)
Thunder And Lightning

BUFFALO BOP BB-CD 55162 [CD] – V/A: ICE COLD (2003 GER)
Poor Gal / Sweet Lies (The Chaparrals with Tooter Boatman)

PRESTO VOL. 3 [CD] – V/A: BIG BAD ROCKABILLY BOPPERS, VOL. 3 (200?)
The Will Of Love

CLUB GTD CDS 011/12 [CD] – V/A: GRAB THIS AND DANCE, VOL. 11 & VOL. 12 (200? SPA)
The Will Of Love / Thunder And Lightning

TRUE BLUE ROCKABILLY CD-TBR002 [CD] – V/A: TRUE BLUE ROCKABILLY, VOLUME TWO (200?)
Teenage Hangout

SHIMMY SHIM CD101 [CD] – V/A: ROCKABILLY BOYS (200?)
Life Begins At 4 O’Clock

LESLEY LESCD5 [CD] – V/A: THE LOST STORY OF THE ROCK-A-BALLAD, VOL. 4 (200?)
More And More (I Love You)

CHROME DREAMS CDCD5065 [CD] – V/A: UNDERGROUND ROCKABILLY – 25 OBSCURITIES FROM THE DAYS OF THE CRAZE! (2011 UK)
Life Begins At 4 O’clock

FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVTD118 [3-CD] – V/A: SNAZZY SUGAR: THE PURE ESSENCE OF ROCK & ROLL FROM WEST TEXAS AND BEYOND (2012 UK)
The Will Of Love

EL TORO ETCD 1057 [CD] – V/A: DANNY WOLFE AND FRIENDS – LET’S FLAT GET IT! (2012 SPA)
The Will Of Love / Thunder And Lightning / More And More (I Love You) / The Will Of Love / Thunder And Lightning / The Will Of Love

RHYTHM BOMB 2405 [CD] – V/A: ROCKABILLY RULED UK, VOL. 5 (2013 GER)
The Will Of Love

THE INTENSE MEDIA 600025 [40-CD] – V/A: ROCK-A-BILLY DYNAMITE (2013 EU)
The Will Of Love

FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVDV219 [2-LP]/FVTD29 [3-CD] – V/A: STRANGER THAN FICTION – ROCKABILLY RULES AGAIN (2015 UK)
The Will Of Love

ENLIGHTMENT/CHROME DREAMS EN3CD9064/CDCD5085 [3-CD] – V/A: ROCKABILLY RARITIES – 75 OBSCURE CUTS FROM THE 1950’S (2015 UK)
Life Begins At 4 O’clock

ATOMICAT ACCD066 [CD] – V/A: RACKETEER’S WILDEST WINGDING! (2021 EU)
The Will Of Love

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THE CHAPARRALS (without Tooter Boatman) / COMPILATIONS

VOGUE 304 [2-LP] – V/A: NO NSTOP DOUBLE GOLDEN RECORD OF ROCK’N ROLL (1972 FRA)
Leapin’ Guitar

PYE INTERNATIONAL NSPL 28245 [LP] – V/A: ROULETTE ROCK’N’ROLL COLLECTION (1978 UK)
Leapin’ Guitar

SEQUEL NEM CD 619 [CD] – V/A: ROULETTE ROCK AND ROLL COLLECTION (1997 UK)
Leapin’ Guitar

SEQUEL NEM CD 923 [CD] – V/A: ROCKIN’ ROULETTE INSTROS (1997 UK)
Leapin’ Guitars / Beer Barrell Rock

BEAR FAMILY BCD 16724 AH [CD] – V/A: THAT’LL FLAT… GIT IT! VOL. 24 – ROCKABILLY FROM THE VAULTS OF ROULETTE RECORDS (2006 GER)
Leapin’ Guitar

THE INTENSE MEDIA/DOUCMENTS 233313 [10-CD] – V/A: ROCK-A-BILLY ROCK AND ROLL & HILLBILLY – 200 ORIGINAL HITS & RARITIES (2011 EU)
Leapin’ Guitar

SMITH & CO. SCCD 2444 [2-CD] – V/A: GREAT ROCK’N’ROLL INSTRUMENTALS, VOL. 3 – THE ORIGINAL ROCK’N’ROLL RECORDINGS 1929-1960 (2011 HOL)
Leapin’ Guitar

ONE DAY MUSIC DAY2CD158 [2-CD] – V/A: WOO-HOO! THE ROULETTE STORY (2012 UK)
Leapin’ Guitar

PERFORMANCE/DELTA 38353 [2-CD] – V/A: RIMSHOTS & REVERB – THE BEST IN INSTRUMENTAL ROCK AND POP (2013 EU)
Leapin’ Guitar

BIG 3 BT3178 [3-CD] – V/A: ROCK’N’ROLL INSTRUMENTAL PARTY – THE ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL 3 CD COLLECTION (2018 EU)
Leapin’ Guitar

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© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Online sources: http://www.allmusic.com | http://www.recordmaster.com | http://rcs-discography.com/rcs/search.php?type=acode&key=boat1000 | http://www.singlesdb.com | http://www.ebay.com | http://www.gemm.com | http://www.musicstack.com | http://www.popsike.com | https://www.discogs.com/artist/1567027-Tooter-Boatman | https://www.discogs.com/artist/2791107-The-Chaparrals-2 | http://www.45cat.com/artist/tooter-boatman | http://rcs-discography.com/rcs/search.php?type=acode&key=chap1000

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Revised on July 8, 2021

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