Bill Sheppard

Real Name:
William E. Sheppard
Profile:
Bill "Bunky" Sheppard (b. 20 March 1922 in New Orleans) rose to prominence in the late 1950s through the 1960s as a Chicago-based doo-wop/vocal group producer/manager and head of several labels.

Bunky started a vocal group called The Sheppards, in which he did not perform, and he shared control with Carl Davis over the Dukays (known for "Duke Of Earl", credited to their singer Gene Dixon aka Gene Chandler). He also started the Apex (4) label in 1959, co-founded Pam Productions, the Nat, Pam, and Wes labels, and Constellation Records in 1961, and founded Bunky Records (a division of Scepter) in 1966. He was closely involved with the early operation of the Chi Sound and Vee Jay Records labels as well.

His sons Billy and Stan were members of Skool Boyz in the 1980s.

He is not the same person as Bill Shepherd (Bee Gees arranger), William Shepherd (jazz trombonist) or Bill Shepherd (2) (1920s country blues man).
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Remix

HT5006MX Bill Sheppard - Everybody Get Up album art Capriccio Capriccio - Everybody Get Up(12", Maxi) House Tempo HT5006MX Spain 1999 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

9-30631 Bill Sheppard - My Yearbook / Rockin' An' Strollin' album art The Bel Aires The Bel Aires - My Yearbook / Rockin' An' Strollin'(7", Single) Decca 9-30631 US 1958 Sell This Version
Bill Sheppard - Island Of Love / Never Felt This Way Before  album art The Sheppards The Sheppards - Island Of Love / Never Felt This Way Before (Single) Apex (4) US 1959 Sell This Version
952 Bill Sheppard - Why Can't You Love Me / Ena album art Horace M. Palm With Lefty Bates Orchestra* Ena (as W. Sheppard) Horace M. Palm With Lefty Bates Orchestra* - Why Can't You Love Me / Ena(7") Apex (4) 952 US 1959 Sell This Version
VJ 455 Bill Sheppard - Forgive Me / You Left Me album art The Duke Of Earl You Left Me (as Sheppard) The Duke Of Earl - Forgive Me / You Left Me(7", Single) Vee Jay Records VJ 455 US 1962 Sell This Version
VJ 455 Bill Sheppard - You Left Me / I'll Follow You album art The Duke Of Earl You Left Me (as Sheppard) The Duke Of Earl - You Left Me / I'll Follow You(7", Promo) Vee Jay Records VJ 455 US 1962 Sell This Version
4-7155 Bill Sheppard - (We're Going Steady) You Belong To Me / Impression album art Danetta And The Starlets (2) Impression (as W. Sheppard) Danetta And The Starlets (2) - (We're Going Steady) You Belong To Me / Impression(7", Promo) Okeh 4-7155 US 1962 Sell This Version
Bill Sheppard - The Greatest Hits Of Gene Chandler album art Gene Chandler You Left Me (as B. Sheppard) Gene Chandler - The Greatest Hits Of Gene Chandler (Comp) Constellation Records (2) Canada 1964 Sell This Version
Bill Sheppard - Island Of Love album art The Sheppards Island Of Love (as W. Sheppard) The Sheppards - Island Of Love Constellation Records (2) US 1964 Sell This Version
C-127 Bill Sheppard - This Is My Dance / Simon Says album art Bobby Miller This Is My Dance (as Wm.E. Sheppard) Bobby Miller - This Is My Dance / Simon Says(7", Single) Constellation Records (2) C-127 US 1964 Sell This Version
Bill Sheppard - She's Gone (And She Won't Be Back) / If He Makes You (He's Free To Take You) album art Nolan Chance Nolan Chance - She's Gone (And She Won't Be Back) / If He Makes You (He's Free To Take You) Constellation Records (2) US 1965 Sell This Version
Bill Sheppard - It's Impossible album art Dee Clark It's Impossible (as B. Sheppard) Dee Clark - It's Impossible (Single) Constellation Records (2) US 1965 Sell This Version
Bill Sheppard - Just Like The Weather / Don't Use Me album art Nolan Chance Don't Use Me (as Wm. E. Sheppard) Nolan Chance - Just Like The Weather / Don't Use Me (Single) Constellation Records (2) US 1965 Sell This Version
C-152 Bill Sheppard - (Happiness Will Cost You) One Thin Dime / It's Impossible album art Holly Maxwell (Happiness Will Cost You) One Thin Dime and 1 more… Holly Maxwell - (Happiness Will Cost You) One Thin Dime / It's Impossible(7", Single) Constellation Records (2) C-152 US 1965 Sell This Version
Bill Sheppard - Things Won't Be The Same / I've Got To Have Your Love album art Mill Evans I've Got To Have Your Love (as B. Sheppard) Mill Evans - Things Won't Be The Same / I've Got To Have Your Love (Single) Constellation Records (2) US 1966 Sell This Version
Bill Sheppard - Get On Up / Listen To Me album art The Esquires The Esquires - Get On Up / Listen To Me (Single) Bunky Records Inc. Greece 1967 Sell This Version
Bill Sheppard - Get On Up And Get Away album art The Esquires Get On Up and 4 more… The Esquires - Get On Up And Get Away (Album) Bunky Records Inc. US 1967 Sell This Version
Bill Sheppard - And Get Away album art The Esquires And Get Away (as B. Sheppard) and 1 more… The Esquires - And Get Away (Single) Bunky Records Inc. US 1967 Sell This Version
Bill Sheppard - It's My Thing / Speed Up album art Betty Moorer Speed Up (as B. Sheppard) Betty Moorer - It's My Thing / Speed Up (Single) Wand US 1967 Sell This Version
Bill Sheppard - Right Now / Why, Why, Why album art Mill Evans Right Now (as B. Sheppard) Mill Evans - Right Now / Why, Why, Why (Single) King Records (3) US 1967 Sell This Version
CR-1009 Bill Sheppard - Never The Less / Island Of Love album art Lee Andrews & The Hearts Island Of Love (as W. Sheppart) Lee Andrews & The Hearts - Never The Less / Island Of Love(7") Crimson Records CR-1009 US 1967 Sell This Version
ST 5105 Bill Sheppard - Home Of Boogaloo album art Ray Terrace Get On Up (as Sheppard) Ray Terrace - Home Of Boogaloo(LP, Album) Tower ST 5105 US 1968 Sell This Version
Bill Sheppard - I Still Love You / What Should He Do album art The Impalas (3) What Should He Do The Impalas (3) - I Still Love You / What Should He Do (Single) Bunky Records Inc. US 1968 Sell This Version
LP-12367 Bill Sheppard - Boogaloo Beat album art Sandy Nelson Get On Up (as Sheppard) Sandy Nelson - Boogaloo Beat(LP, Album) Imperial LP-12367 US 1968 Sell This Version
7751 Bill Sheppard - Baba-Daba-Dop / Ain't No Reason album art The Esquires The Esquires - Baba-Daba-Dop / Ain't No Reason(7", Single) B And G Records 7751 US 1968 Sell This Version