Billy Lee Riley

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Billy Lee Riley
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Born October 5th, 1933, in Pocahontas, Arkansas
Died August 2nd, 2009, in Jonesboro, Arkansas

Billy Lee Riley was an American 1950's Rockabilly singer, best known for his recordings for Sun Records of Memphis.
Performed as part of the "The Little Green Men", the "house band" at Sun.
Considered good looking and with wild stage moves, Riley had a brief solo career with his backing band "The Little Green Men".

In 1960, he left Sun, and started Rita Record label with Roland Janes. He later started two other labels Nita and Mojo.

In 1962, he moved to Los Angeles and worked as a session musician with Dean Martin, the Beach Boys, Herb Alpert, Sammy Davis Jr. and others, as well as recording under various aliases.
In the early seventies, Riley quit music to return to Arkansas to begin his own construction business.
Rediscovered by Bob Dylan in 1992, who had been a fan since 1956.
His album Hot Damn! (Capricorn, 1997) was nominated for the Grammy.
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Albums

CLP 5277 Billy Lee Riley - Harmonica And The Blues album art Bill Riley* Harmonica And The Blues Crown Records (2) CLP 5277 US 1962 Sell This Version
SR 60974 Billy Lee Riley - Harmonica Beatlemania album art Billy Lee Riley Harmonica Beatlemania Mercury SR 60974 US 1964 Sell This Version
MG 20965 Billy Lee Riley - Big Harmonica Special album art Billy Lee Riley Big Harmonica Special (Album) Mercury MG 20965 US 1964 Sell This Version
none Billy Lee Riley - Whisky À Go Go Presents Billy Lee Riley album art Billy Lee Riley Whisky À Go Go Presents Billy Lee Riley (Album) Mercury none US 1965 Sell This Version
GNP 2020 Billy Lee Riley - Funk Harmonica album art Billy Lee Riley Funk Harmonica (Album) GNP Crescendo GNP 2020 US 1966 Sell This Version
GNPS-2028 Billy Lee Riley - In Action!!! album art Billy Lee Riley In Action!!! (Album) GNP Crescendo GNPS-2028 US 1966 Sell This Version
LDVS 17094 G Billy Lee Riley - Folk Hits album art Billy Lee Riley Folk Hits(LP) Deutsche Vogue Schallplatten GmbH LDVS 17094 G Germany 1966 Sell This Version
1933 Billy Lee Riley - Southern Soul: Recorded Live!! At The Brave • Falcon album art Billy Lee Riley Southern Soul: Recorded Live!! At The Brave • Falcon (Album) Mojo Records (8) 1933 US 1967 Sell This Version
XSY-153605 Billy Lee Riley - Vintage album art Billy Lee Riley Vintage (Album, Comp) Mojo (5) XSY-153605 US 1978 Sell This Version
BBR 1014 Billy Lee Riley - Southern Man album art Billy Lee Riley Southern Man(LP, Album) Big Beat Records (3) BBR 1014 France & Benelux 1983 Sell This Version
662064 Billy Lee Riley - Rock With Me album art Billy Lee Riley Rock With Me(CD) WMD 662064 France 1992 Sell This Version
HCD 8040 Billy Lee Riley - Blue Collar Blues album art Billy Lee Riley Blue Collar Blues(CD, Album) Hightone Records HCD 8040 US 1992 Sell This Version
ICD 9413 Billy Lee Riley - Rockin' Fifties album art Billy Lee Riley Rockin' Fifties(CD, Album) Icehouse Records ICD 9413 US 1995 Sell This Version
314 534 765-2 Billy Lee Riley - Hot Damn! album art Billy Lee Riley Hot Damn!(CD, Album) Capricorn Records 314 534 765-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
IHR 9434 Billy Lee Riley - Shade Tree Blues album art Billy Lee Riley Shade Tree Blues(CD, Album) Icehouse Records IHR 9434 US 1999 Sell This Version
CD 41017 Billy Lee Riley - The Sun Years album art Billy Lee Riley The Sun Years(CD) Saar s.r.l. CD 41017 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
RBR 5696 Billy Lee Riley - Still Got My Mojo album art Billy Lee Riley Still Got My Mojo(CD, Album) Rhythm Bomb Records RBR 5696 UK 2009 Sell This Version
RBR 5693 Billy Lee Riley - The Many Sides Of...(Best Of Billy's Blues) album art Billy Lee Riley The Many Sides Of...(Best Of Billy's Blues)(CD, Album) Rhythm Bomb Records RBR 5693 UK 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

245 Billy Lee Riley - Rock With Me Baby album art Billy Lee Riley Rock With Me Baby (Single) Sun (9) 245 US 1956 Sell This Version
9-55085 Billy Lee Riley - Is That All To The Ball (Mr. Hall) / Rockin' On The Moon album art Bill Riley* Is That All To The Ball (Mr. Hall) / Rockin' On The Moon (Single) Brunswick 9-55085 US 1958 Sell This Version
313 Billy Lee Riley - Down By The Riverside album art Billy Riley* Down By The Riverside (Single) Sun (9) 313 US 1959 Sell This Version
322 Billy Lee Riley - Got The Water Boiling album art Bill Riley* Got The Water Boiling (Single) Sun (9) 322 US 1959 Sell This Version
233 Billy Lee Riley - Teenage Letter/Flip Flop And Fly album art Billy Lee Riley Teenage Letter/Flip Flop And Fly (Single) Home Of The Blues 233 US 1961 Sell This Version
1013 Billy Lee Riley - Thats What I Want To Do album art Billy Riley* Thats What I Want To Do(7", Mono) RITA 1013 USA & Canada 1961 Sell This Version
2142 Billy Lee Riley Nightmare Mash / Harmoni-Cha(7", Single) Enterprise (6) 2142 US 1963 Sell This Version