Don Robey

Real Name:
Don Deadric Robey
Profile:
Songwriter, producer and record executive, born 1 November 1903 in Houston, Texas, died 16 June 1975 in Houston, Texas.
BMI denotes his name Don D Robey CAE/IPI #: 26265985 with 701 work titles.

Founder and owner of several record labels, such as Peacock Records (founded 1949) and Back Beat (2) Records (founded 1957). Since 1952 he was also the owner of Duke Records. He also owned the mid 60's label Sure-Shot

As a songwriter, Robey often used the pseudonym Deadric Malone.
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Writing & Arrangement

1583 Don Robey - I'm Gonna Play The Honky Tonks / My Search Is Over album art Marie Adams, Bill Harvey's Band My Search Is Over and 1 more… Marie Adams, Bill Harvey's Band - I'm Gonna Play The Honky Tonks / My Search Is Over(Shellac, 10") Peacock Records 1583 US 1951 Sell This Version
1621 Don Robey - Cotton Picking Blues / They Call Me Big Mama album art Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton*, Kansas City Bell & Orchestra, Bill Harvey's Orchestra They Call Me Big Mama (as Robey) and 1 more… Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton*, Kansas City Bell & Orchestra, Bill Harvey's Orchestra - Cotton Picking Blues / They Call Me Big Mama Peacock Records 1621 US 1953 Sell This Version
1626 Don Robey - I Ain't No Fool Either / The Big Change album art Willie Mae Thornton I Ain't No Fool Either Willie Mae Thornton - I Ain't No Fool Either / The Big Change(Shellac, 10") Peacock Records 1626 US 1953 Sell This Version
1617 Don Robey - Boogie Uproar / Hurry Back Good News album art Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Boogie Uproar (as D. Robey) Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - Boogie Uproar / Hurry Back Good News Peacock Records 1617 US 1953 Sell This Version
5-1626 Don Robey - I Ain't No Fool Either/The Big Change album art Big Mama Thornton I Ain't No Fool Either Big Mama Thornton - I Ain't No Fool Either/The Big Change(7") Peacock Records 5-1626 US 1953 Sell This Version
1726 Don Robey - Well, Well, No, No, No / Never Let It Be Said Too Late album art Bells Of Joy Well, Well, No, No, No (as Robey) Bells Of Joy - Well, Well, No, No, No / Never Let It Be Said Too Late Peacock Records 1726 US 1954 Sell This Version
136 Don Robey - Pledging My Love / No Money album art Johnny Ace Pledging My Love (as Robey) Johnny Ace - Pledging My Love / No Money (Single) Duke 136 US 1954 Sell This Version
136 Don Robey - Pledging My Love / Anymore album art Johnny Ace Pledging My Love (as Robey) Johnny Ace - Pledging My Love / Anymore (Single) Duke 136 US 1954 Sell This Version
45-1110 Don Robey - Pledging My Love / Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White album art Mona Grey / Bob Daily Pledging My Love (as Robey) Mona Grey / Bob Daily - Pledging My Love / Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White Prom (2) 45-1110 US 1955 Sell This Version
4-40436 Don Robey - Pledging My Love (Forever My Darling) / I've Been Thinking album art The Four Lads Pledging My Love (Forever My Darling) (as Robey) The Four Lads - Pledging My Love (Forever My Darling) / I've Been Thinking (Single) Columbia 4-40436 US 1955 Sell This Version
1654 Don Robey - Tarzan And The Dignified Monkey / How Come album art Willie Mae Thornton & Elroy Peace / Willie Mae Thornton, Bill Harvey's Orch.* How Come (as D. Robey) Willie Mae Thornton & Elroy Peace / Willie Mae Thornton, Bill Harvey's Orch.* - Tarzan And The Dignified Monkey / How Come (Single) Peacock Records 1654 US 1955 Sell This Version
149 Don Robey - I Want Your Love Tonight / This Is My Prayer album art Billy Brooks (4), Red Saunders Band This Is My Prayer (as Don D. Robey) Billy Brooks (4), Red Saunders Band - I Want Your Love Tonight / This Is My Prayer (Single) Duke 149 US 1955 Sell This Version
145 Don Robey - Donna / I'm Gone album art Billy Brooks (4), Red Saunders Orchestra* / Billy Brooks And His Orchestra I'm Gone (as Robey) Billy Brooks (4), Red Saunders Orchestra* / Billy Brooks And His Orchestra - Donna / I'm Gone (Single) Duke 145 US 1955 Sell This Version
47-6050 Don Robey - Rock Love / Pledging My Love album art 'Nita, Rita, And Ruby* Pledging My Love (as Don D. Robey) 'Nita, Rita, And Ruby* - Rock Love / Pledging My Love (Single) RCA Victor 47-6050 US 1955 Sell This Version
DNZ.57 Don Robey - How Important Can It Be? / Pledging My Love album art Teresa Brewer Pledging My Love (as Robey) Teresa Brewer - How Important Can It Be? / Pledging My Love (Single) Columbia DNZ.57 New Zealand 1955 Sell This Version
1093 Don Robey - Pledging My Love / Dance With Me Henry album art Edna McGriff, Sy Oliver & Orchestra* Pledging My Love (as Robey) Edna McGriff, Sy Oliver & Orchestra* - Pledging My Love / Dance With Me Henry Bell Records 1093 US 1955 Sell This Version
144 Don Robey - Anymore  / How Can You Be So Mean album art Johnny Ace, Johnny Board Orchestra* Anymore (as D. Robey) Johnny Ace, Johnny Board Orchestra* - Anymore / How Can You Be So Mean(Shellac, 10") Duke 144 US 1955 Sell This Version
45-05415 Don Robey - Sincerely / Pledging My Love album art Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong - Sincerely / Pledging My Love (Single) Decca 45-05415 UK 1955 Sell This Version
1646 Don Robey - My Destination / The Shape I'm In album art Marie Adams My Destination Marie Adams - My Destination / The Shape I'm In(10") Peacock Records 1646 US 1955 Sell This Version
EC 81115 Don Robey - Especially For You album art Teresa Brewer Pledging My Love (as Robey) Teresa Brewer - Especially For You(7", EP) Coral EC 81115 US 1955 Sell This Version
LP-70 Don Robey - Memorial Album For Johnny Ace album art Johnny Ace Pledging My Love (as Robey) Johnny Ace - Memorial Album For Johnny Ace(10", Comp, Mono) Duke LP-70 US 1955 Sell This Version
1663 Don Robey - Rock And Roll Bells / All Over, Goodbye album art Louis Jones And His Band* All Over, Goodbye (as D. Robey) Louis Jones And His Band* - Rock And Roll Bells / All Over, Goodbye(10") Peacock Records 1663 US 1956 Sell This Version
1670 Don Robey - There Goes The Mailman / O-Ho-O-Yeh (What The Heck) album art Arthur Prysock There Goes The Mailman (as Robey) Arthur Prysock - There Goes The Mailman / O-Ho-O-Yeh (What The Heck) Peacock Records 1670 US 1956 Sell This Version
160 Don Robey - I Learned My Lesson / I Don't Believe album art Bobby "Blue" Bland* I Don't Believe (as Robey) Bobby "Blue" Bland* - I Learned My Lesson / I Don't Believe Duke 160 US 1956 Sell This Version
1664 Don Robey - Concerto To The Blues / Love You (Til The End Of Time) album art Tommy Mosley And His Band Concerto To The Blues (as D. Robey) Tommy Mosley And His Band - Concerto To The Blues / Love You (Til The End Of Time) Peacock Records 1664 US 1956 Sell This Version