Bill Sheppard

Real Name:
William E. Sheppard
Profile:
Do NOT confuse with the UK Bee Gees arranger Bill Shepherd.
US Chicago-based doo-wop/vocal group producer/manager and head of several labels nicknamed "Bunky" who rose to prominence in the late 1950s through the 1960s. He is often recognised on some labels as "Bunky's Pick" (A choice mad by him of a side to be played). 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 Records (2), PAM (4), and Wes labels, and Constellation Records (2) 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.
b. 20 March 1922 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. d. 1 July 1997 in Los Angeles, California, USA
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Writing & Arrangement

1011 Bill Sheppard - Am I Blue album art Lefty Bates Back Ground (as W. Sheppard) Lefty Bates - Am I Blue (Single) Mad (2) 1011 US 1958 Sell This Version
9-30631 Bill Sheppard - My Yearbook / Rockin' An' Strollin' album art The Bel Aires The Bel Aires - My Yearbook / Rockin' An' Strollin' (Single) Decca 9-30631 US 1958 Sell This Version
928 Bill Sheppard - So Bad album art Oscar Boyd With The Calvaes So Bad (as Sheppard) Oscar Boyd With The Calvaes - So Bad(7") Checker 928 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
7750 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) 7750 US 1959 Sell This Version
D-101 Bill Sheppard - Let's Jam / Land Of Love album art The Foster Bros.* With Lefty Bates And His Band Land Of Love (as Sheppard) The Foster Bros.* With Lefty Bates And His Band - Let's Jam / Land Of Love(7") Dillie D-101 US 1960 Sell This Version
A7001 Bill Sheppard - Cash Box / Burnin' album art Turk Kincheloe / The Bill Sheppard Combo Burnin' (as B. Sheppard) Turk Kincheloe / The Bill Sheppard Combo - Cash Box / Burnin'(7", Single) Abner A7001 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 Okeh 4-7155 US 1962 Sell This Version
HMS #107 Bill Sheppard - When Things Get A Little Better / Little Sweet Things You Do album art Oscar Boyd When Things Get A Little Better (as W. Sheppard) Oscar Boyd - When Things Get A Little Better / Little Sweet Things You Do (Single) Hermes Records (2) HMS #107 US 1962 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
S-LP-1011MX Bill Sheppard - Only For Teenagers And Real Swinging Adults album art Various When Things Get A Little Better (as Sheppard) Various - Only For Teenagers And Real Swinging Adults(LP, Album, Comp, Mono) Success (5) S-LP-1011MX US 1963 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
QSS 1049 Bill Sheppard - You Left Me / A Song Called Soul album art Gene Chandler You Left Me (as W. Sheppard) Gene Chandler - You Left Me / A Song Called Soul(7") Stateside QSS 1049 Italy 1964 Sell This Version
4 Bill Sheppard - Island Of Love / Till The End Of Time album art The Gents (20) / The Teen 5 Island Of Love (as Shepard) The Gents (20) / The Teen 5 - Island Of Love / Till The End Of Time (Single) Times Square Records (4) 4 US 1964 Sell This Version
C-111 Bill Sheppard - Uncle Willie Time / The Big Question album art Bobby Miller The Big Question (as B. Sheppard) and 1 more… Bobby Miller - Uncle Willie Time / The Big Question(7", Single) Constellation Records (2) C-111 US 1964 Sell This Version
B 326 (C) 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) B 326 (C) Canada 1964 Sell This Version
C-123 Bill Sheppard - Island Of Love album art The Sheppards Island Of Love (as W. Sheppard) The Sheppards - Island Of Love Constellation Records (2) C-123 US 1964 Sell This Version
C-152 Bill Sheppard - (Happiness Will Cost You) One Thin Dime / It's Impossible album art Holly Maxwell It's Impossible (as B. Sheppard) and 1 more… Holly Maxwell - (Happiness Will Cost You) One Thin Dime / It's Impossible (Single) Constellation Records (2) C-152 US 1965 Sell This Version
C-161 Bill Sheppard - Just Like The Weather album art Nolan Chance Don't Use Me (as Wm. E. Sheppard) Nolan Chance - Just Like The Weather (Single) Constellation Records (2) C-161 US 1965 Sell This Version
C-144 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) (Single) Constellation Records (2) C-144 US 1965 Sell This Version
C-147 Bill Sheppard - It's Impossible album art Dee Clark It's Impossible Dee Clark - It's Impossible (Single) Constellation Records (2) C-147 US 1965 Sell This Version
C-170 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) C-170 US 1966 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
WND 11202 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 WND 11202 US 1967 Sell This Version