Dorsey Burnette

Dorsey Burnette (December 28, 1932 – August 19, 1979) was an American early rockabilly singer. With his younger brother Johnny Burnette and a friend named Paul Burlison, he was a founder member of The Rock and Roll Trio. He is also the father of country musician and Fleetwood Mac member Billy Burnette.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 28th, 1932 (Memphis), Died August 19th, 1979 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1956 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass, vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 89908 5/7/1956 Shattered dreams-1 Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 89909 5/7/1956 Midnight train Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Decca 89910 5/7/1956 You're undecided-2 Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 89911 5/7/1956 Tear it up Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 89922 5/7/1956 Oh baby babe Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca NA 9426 7/2/1956 The train kept a-rollin' Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Decca NA 9427 7/2/1956 Blues stay away from me-1 Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Decca NA 9428 7/2/1956 All by myself Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Decca NA 9429 7/2/1956 Drinking wine spo-dee-o-dee Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Decca NA 9430 7/3/1956 Chains of love Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Decca NA 9431 7/3/1956 Honey hush Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca NA 9432 7/3/1956 Lonesome tears in my eyes Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca NA 9433 7/3/1956 I just found out Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca NA 9434 7/4/1956 Please don't leave me Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Decca NA 9435 7/4/1956 Rock therapy Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Decca NA 9436 7/4/1956 Rockbilly boogie Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Decca NA 9437 7/5/1956 Lonesome train (On a lonesome track) Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca NA 9438 7/5/1956 Sweet love on my mind Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Decca NA 9439 7/5/1956 My love, you're a stranger Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Decca NA 9440 7/5/1956 I love you so Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca NA 9441 7/5/1956 Your baby blue eyes Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca NA 9729 3/22/1957 Touch me Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Decca NA 9730 3/22/1957 If you want it enough Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Decca NA 9731 3/22/1957 Butterfingers Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Decca NA 9732 3/22/1957 Eager beaver baby Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burnette, Dorsey," accessed July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201302.

Burnette, Dorsey. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201302.

"Burnette, Dorsey." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201302

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