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Benny Joy

Benny Joy was not a talent on the order of top rockabilly stars, but he had more going for him than a lot of the obscure singers in the style that have been rediscovered and championed by collectors. The Tampa guitarist and vocalist cut a few rare singles in the late '50s that didn't get anywhere, although he was represented for a time by Platters manager Buck Ram and did some recording in Nashville with session musicians like saxophonist Boots Randolph, guitarist Hank Garland, and drummer Buddy Harman. Although rockabilly was calming down by the late '50s, Joy seemed in no mood to settle down himself, and on numerous sides he sounds like he's about to shout-sing himself hoarse. Joy wrote most of his material, and although he was derivative of such bigger cats as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, and others, on his better tracks he projected a straight-to-the-heart-of-the-matter exuberance along the lines of (although, again, not as good as) Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent. Joy was also one of the relatively few minor rock artists to tour Europe in the late '50s -- he did so twice, in fact. After parting with Ram, Joy recorded for Decca without success and in the 1960s became a country songwriter, supplying some material for Stonewall Jackson. Like many obscure rockabilly acts, Joy enjoyed renewed appreciation in England after British collectors discovered his work, particularly for his 1958 single "Crash the Party." ~ Richie Unterberger
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Crash The Party (The Benny Joy Story 1957-61, Vol. 1)

1. Crash The Party

2. Little Girl, Little Girl

3. Wild Wild Lover

4. Stompin'

5. Bundle Of Love (Demo)

6. Steady With Betty

7. In Study Hall

8. Miss Bobby Sox (Demo)

9. Button Nose

10. Ittie Bittie Everything

11. Memory Of Memories

12. I Remember Darling

13. We'll Meet Again

14. Don't Forget About Me

15. Spin The Bottle

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Track List: Wild Wild Lover (The Benny Joy Story 1957-61, Vol. 4)

1. Wild Wild Lover (Demo #2)

2. Come Back

3. I'll Never Have The One I Love

4. Hey…High School Baby

5. Rollin' To The Jukebox Rock (Demo)

6. A Dream, A Hope, A Love

7. Button Nose (Demo)

8. Cutie Pie

9. I'm Doubtful Of Your Love (Alternate Take)

10. Dearest Darling

11. Bundle Of Love

12. Kiss Me

13. Gypsy Woman

14. I'm Gonna Move (Demo)

15. Rebel Rock

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Track List: Rollin' To The Jukebox Rock (The Benny Joy Story 1957-61, Vol. 2)

1. Rollin' To The Jukebox Rock

2. Hey…High School Baby

3. Let's Be Friends

4. If I Had You

5. Money Money

6. Night Owl

7. Talkin' About It

8. If You Were Mine

9. Ittie Bittie Everything (Demo)

10. Little Red Book

11. Crash The Party (Demo)

12. Forever, Now Or Never (1957 Version)

13. Gossip Gossip Gossip

14. I'm Doubtful Of Your Love

15. Hold My Hand

16. She Cried For Me

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Track List: I'm Gonna Move (The Benny Joy Story 1957-61, Vol. 3)

1. I'm Gonna Move

2. Wild Wild Lover (Demo #1)

3. Nowhere

4. Crash The Party (long version)

5. Hey…High School Baby (Demo)

6. I Really Really Care

7. Miss Bobby Sox

8. Kiss Me (Demo)

9. Spin The Bottle

10. Steady With Betty (Demo)

11. Don't Make A Fool Of Me Baby

12. Don't Boo Hoo Mary Lou

13. If You Were Mine

14. Lucky Little Old Me

15. The Only One

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Track List: Love Zone (The Benny Joy Story 1957-61, Vol. 5)

1. Love Zone

2. Instead Of Me

3. I'll Never Have The One I Love

4. Only Time Will Tell

5. (What'll I Do) Call The Zoo

6. Follow Your Heart

7. I Never Want To See You Again

8. Eyes Of Tears

9. Bring Me Back My Love

10. Only Time Will Tell #2

11. Forever, Now Or Never (1961 Version)

12. How Could Someone So Good (Turn Out So Bad)

13. Give Me Back My Heart

14. Queen Of My Heart

15. Touchdown

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Track List: Crash The Rockabilly Party

1. Crash The Party

2. Little Red Book

3. Miss Bobby Sox

4. Spin The Bottle

5. Hey High School Baby

6. Steady With Betty

7. Ittie Bittie Everything

8. Rollin' To The Jukebox Rock

9. Kiss Me

10. I'm Gonna Move

11. Button Nose

12. Bundle Of Love

13. In Study Hall

14. Rebel Rock

15. Gossip, Gossip, Gossip

16. I'll Never Have The One I Love

17. Cutie Pie

18. A Dream, A Hope And A Love

19. Come Back

20. Stompin'

21. She Cried For Me

22. Dearest Darling

23. Don't Boo Hoo Mary Lou

24. Hold My Hand

25. Wild Wild Lover

26. Money Money

27. Hey High School Baby

28. Crash The Party

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'sup ritchie ? No beatles comment ?
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Never mind Elvis, here's Benny Joy!
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Benny Joy was great. 'If You Were Mine' is one of the most beautiful rockabilly ballads ever and not derivative at all.
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painfully underrated. a true rocker.
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Whoever wrote the bio: obviously not a fan.
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Benny Joy s music is still entertaining today with the renewed interest in rockabilly music.

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