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 Betty Lorraine / Somebody's Rockin' My Broken Heart — Billy Barton 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
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109 Bawlin' Baby / Rhythm In My Baby's Walk — Billy Barton 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
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117 You Will Always Be In My Heart / Blues In The Blue Of The Night  — Billy Barton 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., Grande Record Co. 117 US 1953 Sell This Version
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166 You're You / That Word Called Love — Billy Barton 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
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155-45 I Cried My Eyes Out Over You / What's The Matter With Me — Billy Barton 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. 155-45 US 1954 Sell This Version
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1478 Do You Love Me, Do You Love Me / I'm Turning Over A Brand New Leaf — Billy Barton 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
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1457 Pardon Me, Old Buddy / What God Has Put Together — Billy Barton Billy Barton Pardon Me, Old Buddy / What God Has Put Together(7", Single) King Records (3) 1457 US 1955 Sell This Version
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#548 No Tomorrow / Ten Wheels — Billy Barton Billy Barton No Tomorrow / Ten Wheels(7", Single) Stars, Inc. #548 US 1957 Sell This Version
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1008 Doorway To Heaven — Billy Barton Billy Barton Doorway To Heaven Fire Records (16) 1008 US 1958 Sell This Version
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1007 Crazy Lover / Day Late And A Dollar Short — Billy Barton Billy Barton Crazy Lover / Day Late And A Dollar Short(7", Single) Not On Label 1007 US 1958 Sell This Version
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1011 So Called Friend / Wanted Man — Billy Barton Billy Barton So Called Friend / Wanted Man(7", Single) Fire Records (16) 1011 US 1958 Sell This Version
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1001 Blue Lover / Monkey Business — Billy Barton Billy Boy Barton* Blue Lover / Monkey Business (Single) Gulf Reef Records 1001 US 1961 Sell This Version
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176 Billy Barton Even Steven (Single) Sims Records 176 US 1964 Sell This Version
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209 After The Boy Gets The girl — Billy Barton Billy Barton After The Boy Gets The girl(7", Promo) Sims Records 209 US 1964 Sell This Version
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110 She’s A Good Ole Gal / Strange Affection — Billy Barton Billy Barton She’s A Good Ole Gal / Strange Affection(Shellac, 10", Mono) Abbott Records 110 US Unknown Sell This Version
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1440 Why Don't They Leave Her Alone — Billy Barton Billy Barton Why Don't They Leave Her Alone(7") King Records (3) 1440 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
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Compilations

SPRCD 5001 Country Treasure Series Vol.1 — Billy Barton 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
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CD D 557 Billy Barton A.K.A. Johnny Grimes & Hillbilly Barton — Billy Barton 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