Billy Barton

Real Name:
John Grimes
Profile:
a.k.a. Hillbilly Barton. First recordings in 1952 for Abbott Records, together with the until then unknown Johnny Horton. In 1954 he married the singer Wanda Wayne and recorded a few duets with her. In 1955 he signed to King Records (3). In 1958 he released his first Rockabilly singles on the small Fire label. In 1962 he used the pseudonym "Laurel London" to release "Don't Knock The Rock". Later was a songwriter for Benny Martin and Rose Maddox. His most famous composition was "A Dear John Letter".
b.: Nov. 21, 1929 in Kentucky
d.: Oct. 8, 2011 in Florida
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Singles & EPs

108 Billy Barton - Betty Lorraine / Somebody's Rockin' My Broken Heart album art Johnny Horton / Johnny Horton And Hillbilly Barton* Johnny Horton / Johnny Horton And Hillbilly Barton* - Betty Lorraine / Somebody's Rockin' My Broken Heart(Shellac, 10") Abbott Record Co. 108 US 1952 Sell This Version
109 Billy Barton - Bawlin' Baby / Rhythm In My Baby's Walk album art Johnny Horton And Hillbilly Barton* / Johnny Horton Johnny Horton And Hillbilly Barton* / Johnny Horton - Bawlin' Baby / Rhythm In My Baby's Walk(Shellac, 10") Abbott Record Co. 109 US 1952 Sell This Version
117 Billy Barton - You Will Always Be In My Heart / Blues In The Blue Of The Night  album art Billy Barton And The Circle O Ranch Boys Billy Barton And The Circle O Ranch Boys - You Will Always Be In My Heart / Blues In The Blue Of The Night Grande Record Co. 117 US 1953 Sell This Version
166 Billy Barton - You're You / That Word Called Love album art Billy Barton / Billy Barton And Wanda Wayne Billy Barton / Billy Barton And Wanda Wayne - You're You / That Word Called Love (Single) Abbott Record Co. 166 US 1954 Sell This Version
155 Billy Barton - I Cried My Eyes Out Over You / What's The Matter With Me album art Billy Barton, Wanda Wayne Billy Barton, Wanda Wayne - I Cried My Eyes Out Over You / What's The Matter With Me (Single) Abbott Record Co. 155 US 1954 Sell This Version
1478 Billy Barton - Do You Love Me, Do You Love Me / I'm Turning Over A Brand New Leaf album art Billy Barton Do You Love Me, Do You Love Me / I'm Turning Over A Brand New Leaf King Records (3) 1478 US 1955 Sell This Version
1457 Billy Barton - Pardon Me, Old Buddy / What God Has Put Together album art Billy Barton Pardon Me, Old Buddy / What God Has Put Together(7", Single) King Records (3) 1457 US 1955 Sell This Version
#548 Billy Barton - No Tomorrow / Ten Wheels album art Billy Barton No Tomorrow / Ten Wheels(7", Single) Stars, Inc. #548 US 1957 Sell This Version
1008 Billy Barton - Doorway To Heaven album art Billy Barton Doorway To Heaven Fire Records (16) 1008 US 1958 Sell This Version
1007 Billy Barton - Crazy Lover / Day Late And A Dollar Short album art Billy Barton Crazy Lover / Day Late And A Dollar Short(7", Single) Not On Label 1007 US 1958 Sell This Version
1011 Billy Barton - So Called Friend / Wanted Man album art Billy Barton So Called Friend / Wanted Man(7", Single) Fire Records (16) 1011 US 1958 Sell This Version
1001 Billy Barton - Blue Lover / Monkey Business album art Billy Boy Barton* Blue Lover / Monkey Business(7", Single, Mono) Gulf Reef Records 1001 US 1961 Sell This Version
176 Billy Barton Even Steven (Single) Sims Records 176 US 1964 Sell This Version
1440 Billy Barton - Why Don't They Leave Her Alone album art Billy Barton Why Don't They Leave Her Alone(7") King Records (3) 1440 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

SPRCD 5001 Billy Barton - Country Treasure Series Vol.1 album art Johnny Horton, Billy Barton Johnny Horton, Billy Barton - Country Treasure Series Vol.1(CD, Comp) Stampede Records (6) SPRCD 5001 UK 2006 Sell This Version
CD D 557 Billy Barton - Billy Barton A.K.A. Johnny Grimes & Hillbilly Barton album art Billy Barton A.K.A. Johnny Grimes (3) & Hillbilly Barton* Featuring Wanda Wayne Billy Barton A.K.A. Johnny Grimes (3) & Hillbilly Barton* Featuring Wanda Wayne - Billy Barton A.K.A. Johnny Grimes & Hillbilly Barton(CD, Comp) B.A.C.M. CD D 557 UK 2017 Sell This Version