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Billy Williamson

William Famous Williamson (February 9, 1925 – March 22, 1996) was the American steel guitar player for Bill Haley and His Saddlemen, and its successor group Bill Haley & His Comets, from 1949 to 1963.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 9, 1925 (Conshohocken), Died March 22, 1996

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1949 - 1959

Roles Represented in DAHR: steel guitar, vocalist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 112 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D9AB-1828 10-in. 7/14/1949 Tennesse polka '49ers [Jesse Rogers] Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9AB-1829 10-in. 7/14/1949 Wedding bells '49ers [Jesse Rogers] Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9AB-1830 10-in. 7/14/1949 Country boy '49ers [Jesse Rogers] Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9AB-1831 10-in. 7/14/1949 Hadacol boogie '49ers [Jesse Rogers] Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9AB-2141 10-in. 8/11/1949 Mind your own business '49ers [Jesse Rogers] Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9AB-2142 10-in. 8/11/1949 Why don't you haul off and love me '49ers [Jesse Rogers] ; Jesse Rogers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9VB-2143 10-in. 8/11/1949 I wasted a nickel '49ers [Jesse Rogers] ; Jesse Rogers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9AB-2553 10-in. 11/23/1949 Cry-baby heart '49ers [Jesse Rogers] ; Jesse Rogers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9AB-2554 10-in. 11/23/1949 (I won't go huntin', Jake) but I'll go chasin' women '49ers [Jesse Rogers] ; Jesse Rogers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9AB-2580 10-in. 11/23/1949 Plain old lovin' '49ers [Jesse Rogers] Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Atlantic 522 10-in. 10/31/1950 I'm gonna dry ev'ry tear with a kiss Bill Haley ; Saddle Men (Music group) ; Billy Williamson instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Atlantic 523 10-in. 10/31/1950 Why do I cry over you? Bill Haley ; Saddle Men (Music group) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 86163 4/12/1954 (We're gonna) Rock around the clock Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 86164 4/12/1954 Thirteen women (and only one man in town) Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 86380 6/7/1954 Shake, rattle and roll Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 86381 6/7/1954 A.B.C. boogie Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 86809 9/21/1954 Happy baby Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 86810 9/21/1954 Dim, dim the lights (I want some atmosphere)-1 Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 87325 1/5/1955 Birth of the boogie-1 Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 87326 1/5/1955 Mambo rock Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 87921 5/10/1955 Two hound dogs Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 87922 5/10/1955 Razzle dazzle Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 88690 9/22/1955 R-O-C-K Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 88691 9/22/1955 Rock-a-beatin' boogie Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 88692 9/23/1955 The Saints rock 'n' roll Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, steel guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 112 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Williamson, Billy," accessed July 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/211111.

Williamson, Billy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/211111.

"Williamson, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 July 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/211111

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