Real Name:
Thomas Paulsley LaBeff
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Sleepy LaBeef (born Thomas Paulsley LaBeff, July 20, 1935, Smackover, Arkansas) is an American rockabilly musician.

LaBeef stands 6' 7" tall and was given the nickname "Sleepy" from the appearance of his eyes. Born in Arkansas, he was raised on a melon farm and moved to Houston when he was 18. There, he sang gospel music on local radio and put together a bar band to play venues as well as radio programs such as the Houston Jamboree and Louisiana Hayride.

In the 1950s, as the rockabilly component of rock-n-roll became evident, LaBeef began recording singles in the genre; his first, "I'm Through", was issued on Starday Records in 1957. In 1964, he moved to Nashville and moved to a more solidly country style, recording singles for Columbia Records. His first genuine hit was 1968's "Every Day", which peaked at #73 on the U.S. Billboard Country charts.[1] After moving to Plantation Records in 1969, he scored a second hit in 1971 with "Blackland Farmer", which charted at #67.[1] Around this time LaBeef also starred in the horror movie The Exotic Ones. LaBeef transferred to Sun Records in the 1970s and continued releasing albums and touring widely; his popularity flagged in America but rose in Europe.[2] The 1980s saw him sign to Rounder Records, where he released albums into the 1990s.
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Sleepy La Beef Discography Tracks

Albums

Sleepy La Beef - Souvenirs Of Music City U.S.A. album art Various Blackland Farmer (as Sleepy LaBeef) Various - Souvenirs Of Music City U.S.A. Plantation Records US 1978 Sell This Version
SUN BOX 109 Sleepy La Beef - Sun Records Into The 60's album art Various Stormy Monday Blues and 3 more… Various - Sun Records Into The 60's(8xLP, Box) Sun (9) SUN BOX 109 UK 1989 Sell This Version
0016 Sleepy La Beef - Area album art Various Ring Of Fire Various - Area(LP, Album) Barsa Promociones 0016 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
CD RUP-1 Sleepy La Beef - Roundup The Unusual Suspects: The Roundup Records CD Sampler Summer 1994 album art Various You're My Baby Various - Roundup The Unusual Suspects: The Roundup Records CD Sampler Summer 1994(CD, Album, Promo, Smplr) Rounder Records CD RUP-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
CD-83538 Sleepy La Beef - Labour Of Love - The Music Of Nick Lowe album art Various Half A Boy And Half A Man Various - Labour Of Love - The Music Of Nick Lowe(CD, Album) Telarc CD-83538 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
77-2100 Sleepy La Beef - 25 años del rock'n'roll album art Various Roll Over Beethoven and 1 more… Various - 25 años del rock'n'roll(LP) Auvi 77-2100 Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Sleepy La Beef - Country Music Spectacular: The Golden Song Hits of the Fifties! album art Various I Walk The Line (as Sleepy LaBeff) Various - Country Music Spectacular: The Golden Song Hits of the Fifties! (Comp) Starday Records US 1960 Sell This Version
RLP112, 112 Sleepy La Beef - I Want A Rock & Roll Guitar  album art Various All Alone and 1 more… Various - I Want A Rock & Roll Guitar (LP, Comp, Mono) Redita, Redita RLP112, 112 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
PO-254, P.O. 254 Sleepy La Beef - Old Time Religion album art Various The Back Of His Hand (as Sleepy LeBeef) Various - Old Time Religion(LP, Comp) Power Pak, Power Pak PO-254, P.O. 254 US 1975 Sell This Version
Nr. 4401 Sleepy La Beef - Rock And Roll For Collectors Vol. 2 album art Various Tore Up Various - Rock And Roll For Collectors Vol. 2(LP, Comp) Knockville Records Nr. 4401 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
CR 30128 Sleepy La Beef - Sun: The Roots Of Rock: Volume 13: Rockabilly Sundown album art Various Honey Hush and 1 more… Various - Sun: The Roots Of Rock: Volume 13: Rockabilly Sundown(LP, Comp, Mono) Charly Records CR 30128 UK 1977 Sell This Version
LPL 722 Sleepy La Beef - Country And Western Songs album art Various Mule Train (as Sleepy LaBeef) and 1 more… Various - Country And Western Songs(LP, Comp) Diskos LPL 722 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
Sleepy La Beef - Rockabilly Dynamite! album art Various Good Rockin' Boogie Various - Rockabilly Dynamite! (Comp) Warwick Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
Sleepy La Beef - Sun: Rock'n'Roll Collection: Volume 10: Rockabilly Sundown album art Various Honey Hush and 1 more… Various - Sun: Rock'n'Roll Collection: Volume 10: Rockabilly Sundown (Comp) Sun (9) Japan 1979 Sell This Version
PLD 8011 Sleepy La Beef - 40 Country Classics album art Various Sixteen Tons (as Sleepy LaBeef) and 3 more… Various - 40 Country Classics(2xLP, Comp, Ltd) Pickwick Records PLD 8011 UK 1979 Sell This Version
CR 30162 Sleepy La Beef - T For Texas album art Various Blackland Farmer and 2 more… Various - T For Texas(LP, Comp) Charly Music Ltd. CR 30162 UK 1979 Sell This Version
CR 30163 Sleepy La Beef - More Country Comment album art Various Thunder Road Various - More Country Comment(LP, Comp) Charly Records (3) CR 30163 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SL-1020 Sleepy La Beef - Vuelve El Rock - Nueva Ola Vol.1 album art Various Hello Josephine (as Sleepy LaBeff) Various - Vuelve El Rock - Nueva Ola Vol.1(LP, Comp) K-Tel SL-1020 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
6685 139 Sleepy La Beef - Rock! Rock! Rock'n'Roll!  album art Various Baby Let's Play House Various - Rock! Rock! Rock'n'Roll! (Box + 15xLP, Comp) Mercury, Philips 6685 139 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
AN-01 Sleepy La Beef - The Rounder Sampler album art Various I've Got It Various - The Rounder Sampler(LP, Comp, Smplr) Rounder Records AN-01 US 1980 Sell This Version
LJLP 1003 Sleepy La Beef - Rockabilly Dynamite album art Various Slippin' And Slidin' and 1 more… Various - Rockabilly Dynamite(LP, Comp) Polarvox LJLP 1003 Finland 1980 Sell This Version
17.1596/1 Sleepy La Beef - Sleepy La Beef And Friends album art Various All Alone and 3 more… Various - Sleepy La Beef And Friends(LP, Comp) Chiswick Records 17.1596/1 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
10 CH 19 Sleepy La Beef - Kings Of Rockabilly - Volume Two album art Various All The Time and 2 more… Various - Kings Of Rockabilly - Volume Two(10", Album, Comp) Ace 10 CH 19 UK 1980 Sell This Version
Sleepy La Beef - Just Go Wild Over Rock'n'Roll! album art Various Susie Q (as Sleepy LaBeef) and 1 more… Various - Just Go Wild Over Rock'n'Roll! (Comp) Rockhouse Finland 1981 Sell This Version
Sleepy La Beef - Rockabilly Dynamites album art Various Susie Q. (as Sleepy Labeef) and 1 more… Various - Rockabilly Dynamites (Comp) Bellaphon Germany 1981 Sell This Version

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