Bill Sheppard

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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Bill Sheppard Discography

Remix

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

Writing & Arrangement

9-30631 The Bel Aires The Bel Aires - My Yearbook / Rockin' An' Strollin'(7", Single) Decca 9-30631 US 1958 Sell This Version
The Sheppards The Sheppards - Island Of Love / Never Felt This Way Before (Single) Apex (4) US 1959 Sell This Version
952 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 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 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
C-123 The Sheppards Island Of Love (as W. Sheppard) The Sheppards - Island Of Love(7") Constellation Records (2) C-123 US 1964 Sell This Version
C-127 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
LP1421 Gene Chandler You Left Me (as B. Sheppard) Gene Chandler - The Greatest Hits Of Gene Chandler(LP) Constellation Records (2) LP1421 US 1964 Sell This Version
C-147 Dee Clark It's Impossible (as B. Sheppard) Dee Clark - It's Impossible / T. C. B.(7", Single) Constellation Records (2) C-147 US 1965 Sell This Version
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 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
C-144 Nolan Chance Nolan Chance - She's Gone (And She Won't Be Back) / If He Makes You (He's Free To Take You)(7") Constellation Records (2) C-144 US 1965 Sell This Version
Betty Moorer Speed Up (as B. Sheppard) Betty Moorer - It's My Thing / Speed Up Wand US 1967 Sell This Version
CR-1009 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
Mill Evans Right Now (as B. Sheppard) Mill Evans - Right Now / Why, Why, Why King Records (3) US 1967 Sell This Version
The Esquires The Esquires - Get On Up / Listen To Me (Single) Bunky Records Inc. Canada 1967 Sell This Version
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
The Esquires Get On Up and 4 more… The Esquires - Get On Up And Get Away (Album) Bunky Records Inc. UK 1967 Sell This Version
ST 5105 Ray Terrace Get On Up (as Sheppard) Ray Terrace - Home Of Boogaloo(LP, Album) Tower ST 5105 US 1968 Sell This Version
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
7751 The Esquires The Esquires - Baba-Daba-Dop / Ain't No Reason(7", Single) B And G Records 7751 US 1968 Sell This Version
59768 Michael (32) Michael (32) - Suddenly Tomorrow Is Today(7", Single) Polydor 59768 Sweden 1968 Sell This Version
P-2709 The Impalas (3) Speed Up (as B. Sheppard) The Impalas (3) - Soul(7", Single, Promo) Capitol Records P-2709 US 1969 Sell This Version
The Esquires The Esquires - Reach Out / Listen To Me (Single) Capitol Records Canada 1969 Sell This Version