Billy Austin

Billy Austin

Profile:
American musician and songwriter best known for his work with Louis Jordan, with whom he co-wrote the 1944 #2 hit "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?". Austin was recorded with Jordan ensembles as a pianist.
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Billy Austin Discography

Instruments & Performance

18734 Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five - Don't Worry 'Bout That Mule / Buzz Me(Shellac, 10") Decca 18734 US 1946 Sell This Version
MCA-1337 Louis Jordan Louis Jordan - Greatest Hits Volume 2 (1941-1947)(LP, Comp) MCA Records MCA-1337 US 1980 Sell This Version
KK 7414 Louis Jordan Louis Jordan - On Film - Reet Petite & Gone- Unissued Soundtracks 1945-1947(LP, Comp, Mono) Krazy Kat KK 7414 UK 1983 Sell This Version
CDX7 Louis Jordan And His Timpany Five* Buzz Me (as William Austin) Louis Jordan And His Timpany Five* - Jivin' With Jordan(2xLP, Comp) Charly Records CDX7 UK 1985 Sell This Version
FA 050 Various Caldonia (as William Austin) Various - Roots Of Rhythm & Blues 1939-1945(2xCD, Comp) Frémeaux & Associés FA 050 France 1996 Sell This Version
FA 071 Siné Caldonia (as William Austin) Siné - Vive Le Jazz !(2xCD, Comp, Ltd, Num) Frémeaux & Associés FA 071 France 1997 Sell This Version
none Various Caldonia (as William Austin) Various - 1945(CD, Comp) Jazz Magazine (2) none France 2001 Sell This Version
CD 905 Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five - Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five(5xCD, Comp, RM) JSP Records CD 905 UK 2001 Sell This Version
BD 68017 CD Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five Buzz Me (as Austin Williams) and 1 more… Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five - The Best Of Louis Jordan: Plays And Sings With His Tympany Five(CD, Comp) Blues Forever BD 68017 CD US 2001 Sell This Version
FA5017 Louis Jordan Louis Jordan - Louis Jordan 1938 - 1950(2xCD, Comp) Frémeaux & Associés FA5017 France 2001 Sell This Version
066 457-2 Louis Jordan Louis Jordan - Father Of Rhythm'n Blues & Rock'n Roll(CD, Comp, Dig) Saga 066 457-2 France 2003 Sell This Version
TD 001 Louis Jordan Louis Jordan - Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five(LP) T D RECORDS TD 001 Unknown Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

4425 Freddie "Schnickelfritz" Fisher And His Orchestra Wilberforce, Get Off That Horse! Freddie "Schnickelfritz" Fisher And His Orchestra - Pistol Packin' Mama / Wilberforce, Get Off That Horse!(Shellac, 10") Decca 4425 US 1943 Sell This Version
8659 Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five Is You Is Or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby) Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five - G.I. Jive / Is You Is Or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby) (Shellac, 10") Decca 8659 US 1944 Sell This Version
7108 Cootie Williams And His Orchestra Is You Is, Or Is You Aint (as Austin) Cootie Williams And His Orchestra - Is You Is, Or Is You Aint / Blue Garden Blues(Shellac, 10") The Hit Record 7108 US 1944 Sell This Version
23350 Bing Crosby And The Andrews Sisters Is You Is Or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby) Bing Crosby And The Andrews Sisters - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby) / (There'll Be A) Hot Time In The Town Of Berlin (When The Yanks Go Marching In)(Shellac, 10") Decca 23350 US 1944 Sell This Version
358 The Andrews Sisters / Sophie Tucker / Eddie Cantor Is You Is Or Is You Ain't Ma' Baby (as Austin) The Andrews Sisters / Sophie Tucker / Eddie Cantor - Lullaby Of Broadway / Some Of These Days / How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm(12") V Disc 358 US 1945 Sell This Version
Jerry Lewis (3) Lay Somethin' On The Bar (Besides Your Elbows) Jerry Lewis (3) - Lay Somethin' On The Bar (Besides Your Elbows) (Single) Capitol Records US 1951 Sell This Version
27898 Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five Lay Somethin' On the Bar (Besides Your Elbows) Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five - No Sale / Lay Somethin' On the Bar (Besides Your Elbows)(Shellac, 10") Decca 27898 US 1951 Sell This Version
Dave Bartholomew Who Drank The Beer While I Was In The Rear Dave Bartholomew - Who Drank The Beer While I Was In The Rear (Single) Imperial US 1952 Sell This Version
9-60800 Chuck Murphy Who Drank My Beer (While I Was In The Rear) Chuck Murphy - Oceana Roll / Who Drank My Beer (While I Was In The Rear)(7") Coral 9-60800 US 1952 Sell This Version
Nat "King" Cole* Don't Let Your Eyes Go Shopping (For Your Heart) Nat "King" Cole* - Pretend / Don't Let Your Eyes Go Shopping (For Your Heart) (Single) Capitol Records US 1953 Sell This Version
C 80 352 Nat "King" Cole And The Trio* With Orchestra* / Nat "King" Cole* With Orchestra* Don't Let Your Eyes Go Shopping (For Your Heart) Nat "King" Cole And The Trio* With Orchestra* / Nat "King" Cole* With Orchestra* - Don't Let Your Eyes Go Shopping (For Your Heart) / Pretend(Shellac, 10") Telefunken Capitol C 80 352 Germany 1953 Sell This Version
Erroll Garner Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby (as Austin) Erroll Garner - Afternoon Of An Elf (Album) Mercury Canada 1955 Sell This Version
Dinah Washington With Quincy Jones And His Orchestra Is You Is Or Is You Ain't Ma Baby (as Austin) Dinah Washington With Quincy Jones And His Orchestra - The Swingin' Miss "D" (Album) EmArcy UK 1957 Sell This Version