Bill Trader

Real Name:
William Trader
Bill Trader (May 1, 1922 - October 26, 2003) was an American song-writer and singer.

Though he wrote and sang other of his songs professionally, this songwriter remains primarily remembered for writing the ballad "(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I" which became a hit for Hank Snow, Jo Stafford, Elvis Presley, and Petula Clark (with a French version), and has since been recorded by many other artists.

He also wrote 'A Fool Such As I', recorded by Bob Dylan on Dylan (1973), although on some versions he is wrongly credited as B. Abner.


jdlp-963 Bill Trader - Sings His Songs album art Bill Trader Sings His Songs(LP, Album) Jim Dandy Records jdlp-963 US 1962 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

JD-45-962 Bill Trader - Cherokee Call album art Bill Trader And The Castaways (10) Bill Trader And The Castaways (10) - Cherokee Call(7", Single) Jim Dandy Records JD-45-962 US 1962 Sell This Version