THE NASHVILLE TEENS
Despise you 'cos you're filthy,  but love you 'cos you're home





 






 

 

 

 


THE MUSIC

Some examples of the bands music, a "discography" of all of their recordings


1.  SAMPLE MEDIA                                   
2. 
FILMS & VIDEOS AVAILABLE                
3. 
DISCOGRAPHY
4.  THE RECORD CHARTS
 

The Nashville Teens are indebted to Jim Howell for compiling our discography.

 

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SAMPLE MEDIA

These clips, and others, are all available on You Tube.        

 

 

ROCKHISTORY.CO.UK


INTERVIEW WITH ART SHARP

 

 

 

ROUTE 66  (LIVE)

live at The Pokey Hole Club - December 28th 2009 - with guest appearance by Jacy Charlton on saxophone

 

 

 

I PUT A SPELL ON YOU (LIVE)

live at Knaphill

 

 

 

TOBACCO ROAD (LIVE)

live at Knaphill

 

 

BORN TO BE WILD

live at a party at Herne Bay Rugby Club

 

 

FIRST TV INTERVIEW - HUNGARY 2003

Filming a TV interview in Hungary

 

 

SECOND TV INTERVIEW - HUNGARY 2003

Filming a second TV interview in Hungary

 

 

 

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MUSIC

 

 

NASHVILLE TEENS - TOBACCO ROAD (2016)
Secret Records Limited  SECCD151
(re-release of Rockin' Back To Tobacco Road)

Let It Rock/Rocking On The Railroad ; I'm A Lonely One ; Chantilly Lace ; Break Up ; Tobacco Road ; Widdecombe Fair ; Lawdy Miss Clawdy ; Ex Kay on LX ; Biggest Night Of Her Life ; Last Minute ; All Along The Watchtower ; Sun Dog ; Hitch Hike ; This Little Bird ; Widdecombe Fair ; Cherokee Indian ; Train Keeps A'Rollin ; Tennessee Woman ; Fishhead ; NY Mining Disaster ; Half Breed ; Day And Night

 

 

ROCKIN' BACK TO TOBACCO ROAD (2007)
Secret Records Limited

Let It Rock/Rocking On The Railroad ; I'm A Lonely One ; Chantilly Lace ; Break Up ; Tobacco Road ; Widdecombe Fair ; Lawdy Miss Clawdy ; Ex Kay on LX ; Biggest Night Of Her Life ; Last Minute ; All Along The Watchtower ; Sun Dog ; Hitch Hike ; This Little Bird ; Widdecombe Fair ; Cherokee Indian ; Train Keeps A'Rollin ; Tennessee Woman ; Fishhead ; NY Mining Disaster ; Half Breed ; Day And Night

 

 

THE HUNGARIAN SESSIONS 
Not publicly sold - stock acquired by The Nashville Teens for use as promotional material.
(Originally published as part of "Best and Rarities" from RockinBox Records - no longer on general release but used for publicity)

Biggest Night Of Her Life ;Rocking On The Railroad ; I'm A Lonely One ;Ex Kay on LX ; All Along The Watchtower ; Tobacco Road ; Sun Dog ; This Little Bird ; Ella James ; Tennessee Woman

Note - tracks all appear on Rockin' Back to Tobacco Road except Ella James

 

Most of The Nashville Teens original work is now out of print, but there is a healthy market in second hand records, particularly vinyl. You will need to search the internet to find your local suppliers or to find what may be available on eBay or from any of the specialist record dealers

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VIDEO

The following film and DVD issues are currently available to buy.

During the sixties we had no MTV and the concept of music videos was still way off in the future - even TOP OF THE POPS - the weekly British TV programme which pioneered pop publicity, was broadcast live.  

We didn't have video recorders either, and the BBC was piss poor at archiving - especially archiving phenomena which its controllers doubtless regarded as a transient fashion.  As a result there is not very much TV type video footage of the early sixties music scene.

Luckily there were some films we could watch at the cinema.  Some were just filmed pop music shows and some had a loose (and often ludicrous) plot to give an excuse for a lot of different musicians to appear and perform their then current songs.  We know of three such films still available in which the NASHVILLE TEENS appeared.

BE MY GUEST   A corny monochrome film starring an exceedingly young David Hemmings who outwits a roguish local promoter who is trying to establish "The Brighton Sound" The NASHVILLE TEENS appear singing What'cha Gonna Do.   The scenes of the female audience screaming when Ray sings the chorus line reminds us that the Teens were the ultimate boy band of their day.  The film also includes a guest appearance by Jerry Lee Lewis - extending an association with the Teens, who backed him on early tours of the UK and Germany.

GO GO MANIA   Originally released in the UK as POP GEAR. This colour film is a straightforward music show with each act introduced by a beaming young Jimmy Saville.  The NASHVILLE TEENS perform Tobacco Road.

GONKS GO BEAT  Another corny plot in which Kenneth Connor is an intergalactic agent tasked with sorting out a feud between "Beatland" and "Ballad Isle"  and in which love - predictably - plays a role in uniting the types of music.  The NASHVILLE TEENS play a rocking version of Poor Boy in this colour film, which also stars Terry Scott, Frank Thornton and Arthur Mullard.   The film also has a very young Ginger Baker as one of a crew of drummers confined to "drum prison". 

You too can get these films.  I haven't found them in PAL or SECAM format yet,  but they can be got on NTSC format from THE VIDEO BEAT of 425 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA.  Most modern video players in the UK will play NTSC format as well as UK standard PAL.  You can order the videos on line from  www.thevideobeat.com.  The company provides a really helpful service, and have films featuring many other British artists as well.

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DISCOGRAPHY

Compiled by Jim Howell from Gorilla Beat (No. 8, 1980), Record Collector (No. 52, Dec. 1983), The Tapestry of Delights, and the personal collection of Jim Howell :  Supplemented by conversations with Art Sharp and the subsequent issue of the CDs "Rocking Back to Tobacco Road" in 2007 and "Nashville Teens - Tobacco Road" in 2016

1. Singles

 

 

7" 45

Tobacco Road (version 1)/I Like It Like That

UK Decca F 11930  
US London 9689

1964  
1964

7" 45

Google Eye (version 1)/T.N.T

UK Decca F 12000  
US London 9712

1964  
1964

7" 45

Find My Way Back Home/Devil-In-Law

UK Decca F 12089  
US London 9736

1965
1965

7" 45

The Little Bird (version 1)/Whatcha Gonna Do

UK Decca F 12143  
US MGM K 13357

1965
1965

7" 45

I Know How It Feels To Be Loved/Soon Forgotten

UK Decca F 12255  
US MGM 13406

1965
1965

7" 45

The Hard Way/Upside Down

UK Decca F 12316  
France Decca 72073

1966
1966

7" 45

Revived 45 Time/Forbidden Fruit

UK Decca F 12458

1966  

7" 45

That’s My Woman/Words

UK Decca F12542  
US MGM K 13678

1966
1966

7" 45

I’m Coming Home/Searching

UK Decca F 12580
Turkey Decca F 12580
 

1967
1967

7" 45

The Biggest Night Of Her Life/Last Minute

UK Decca F 12657  
Germany Decca DI 25340

1967

1967

7" 45

Wydicombe [sic] Fair (version 2)/Hitch-Hike  

Hungary Qualiton SP 733

 

7" 45

All Along The Watchtower/Sun Dog

UK Decca F 12754  
France Decca 79023  

1968
1968

7" 45

The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian (version 1)/Looking For You  

UK Major Minor MM599

1969  

7" 45

Tobacco Road (version 2?)/All Along The Watchtower

UK Decca F 12929

1969

7" 45

Ella James/Tennessee Woman  

UK Parlophone R 5925  
US United Artists 50880

1971
1971

7" 45

You Shouldn’t Have Been So Nice/Tell The People

UK Parlophone R 5961  -UNRELEASED

 

7" 45

Lawdy Miss Clawdy/Let It Rock; Break Up  

UK Enterprise ENT 001

1972

7" 45

Tobacco Road (version 3)/Chips and Peas  

UK Sky 1007

1977

7" 45

Midnight/Live For Summer

UK Go Go 2

1981  

7" 45

Tobacco Road (version 1?)/Google Eye

UK EMI G 4543

1987  

 

1a : As "The Arizona Swamp Company"

 

 

7" 45

Train Keeps Rollin’/Tennessee Woman  

UK Parlophone R 5841

1970

 

1b : Zalatnay Sarolta and Ray Phillips and The Nashville Teens    
7" 45 Little Bird (with Zalatnay Sarolta) / Midnight [version 2] (Nashville Teens only) Hungary Favorit SPSK 70641 1984


2. EPs

 

 

7" 45

The Nashville Teens
I Need You Baby [Mona]; Parchman Farm; Bread And Butter Man; How Deep Is The Ocean

UK Decca DFE 8600  

1964  

7" 45

Teenbeat VI
I Need You Baby [Mona]; Parchman Farm; Bread And Butter Man; How Deep Is The Ocean

Germany Decca DX 2392

1965

7" 45

Tobacco Road
Tobacco Road (version 1); Google Eye; I Like It Like That; T.N.T  

France Decca 457 047

1965?

7" 45

Find My Way Back Home
Find My Way Back Home; Devil-In-Law; The Little Bird (version 1); Watcha Gonna Do

France Decca 457 074

1965?

7" 45 Tobacco Road
Tobacco Road (version 1); La Bamba; Google Eye; Hurtin' Inside
 
Mexico Peerless EPP-680 1966

12" 331/3

Live At The Red House
Keep on Running/Somebody Help Me/Gimme Some Loving; Brought Down; Red House; Mona

UK Shanghai HAI 200

1982

7" 331/3

The Nashville Teens
Tobacco Road (version 4); Find My Way Back Home (live); Born To Be Wild (live)

UK Butt Records FUNEP 4

1984

 

3. Albums

 

 

 

LP

Tobacco Road
Tobacco Road (version 1); Mona; Need You; Bread and Butter Man; Hurting Inside; Hootchie Kootchie Man; Google Eye (version 1); Too Much; Parchment [sic] Farm; I Like It Like That; How Deep Is The Ocean; La Bamba

US & Canada  
London LL3407 (mono); PS 407 (stereo)

1964

 

LP

Nashville Teens
Biggest Night Of Her Life; Let It Rock/Rocking On The Railroad; I’m A Lonely One; Chantilly Lace; Day And Night; Ex Kay One LX; Widdicombe Fair (version 1); All Along The Watchtower; Lawdy Miss Claudie; Tobacco Road (version 2); Little Bird (version 1); Break Up; Sun Dog; I’m Coming Home

UK New World  NW 6002

1972

 

LP

Remembering: The Nashville Teens
Mentioned in the AMG All Music Guide but we have not seen it or any reference to the track listing

UK Decca ?  

?

 

LP

The Beginning Vol. 7: The Nashville Teens
Tobacco Road (version 1?); All Along The Watchtower; Mona; Bread And Butter Man; Parchment [sic] Farm; Hootchie Kootchie Man; Sun Dog; Too Much; I Like It Like That; Hurting Inside

Germany Decca ND 817  

1973

 

LP

Find My Way Back Home
Find My Way Back Home; Whatcha Gonna Do; Upside Down; Hurting Inside; Hootchie Cootchie Man; I’m Coming Home; Sun Dog; Let It Rock; Tobacco Road (version 1); T.N.T; The Hard Way; Mona (I Need You Baby); Parchman Farm; Bread And Butter Man; How Deep Is The Ocean; Killer Down The Line (live - backing Jerry Lee Lewis)

France Beat Club 200 002 (limited edition of 1000)
UK EMI/Capitol 72438 19099 28

1987  

 

CD

Tobacco Road
Tobacco Road (version _); Mona; Need You; Bread And Butter Man; Hurtin’ Inside; Hootchie Kootchie Man; Google Eye; Too Much; Parchment [sic] Farm; I Like It Like That; How Deep Is The Ocean; La Bamba; T.N.T.; Devil In Law; Find My Way Back Home  

UK EMI/Capitol 72438 19099 28

 

 

CD

The Best Of The Nashville Teens 1964-1969
Tobacco Road (version 1); Mona (I Need You Baby); T.N.T.; Parchman Farm; Need You; La Bamba; Bread And Butter Man; Google Eye (version 1); Hootchie Cootchie Man; How Deep Is The Ocean; Find My Way Back Home; Devil-In-Law; Too Much; Hurtin’ Inside; I Like It Like That; Searching; Soon Forgotten; The Little Bird (version 1); I’m Coming Home; The Hard Way; Words; That’s My Woman; The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian (version 1); Looking For You

UK EMI CDEMS 1474

1993

 

CD

Tobacco Road
Tobacco Road (version 1); Mona; Need You; Bread And Butter Man; Hurtin’ Inside; Hootchie Kootchie Man; Google Eye; Too Much; Parchment [sic] Farm; I Like It Like That; How Deep Is The Ocean; La Bamba; T.N.T.; Devil-In-Law; Find My Way Back Home; Whatcha Gonna Do; I Know How It Feels To Be Loved; Upside Down; Forbidden Fruit; Revived 45 Time; That’s My Woman; I’m Coming Home; The Biggest Night Of Her Life; Last Minute; All Along The Watchtower; Sun Dog; Poor Boy; Ella James; Tennessee Woman

Germany Repertoire REP 4858  

 

 

CD Best And Rarities
Biggest Night Of Her Life; Let It Rock/Rocking On The Railroad; I’m A Lonely One; Chantilly Lace; Day And Night; Ex Kay One Lx; Widdicombe Fair (version 1); All Along The Watchtower; Lawdy Miss Clawdy; Tobacco Road (version 2); This Little Bird (version 1); Break Up; Sun Dog; I'm Coming Home; I Know How It Feels To Be Loved; Up Side Down; Last Minute; Widdicombe Fair (version 2); Hitch-Hike; This Little Bird (version 2); The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian (version 2); Looking For You; Ella James; Tennessee Woman
Hungary Rock In Box RIB CD 038   1998
CD Hungarian Sessions
Biggest Night Of Her Life ;Rocking On The Railroad ; I'm A Lonely One ;Ex Kay on Lx ; All Along The Watchtower ; Tobacco Road (version 2); Sun Dog ; This Little Bird (version 2); Ella James ; Tennessee Woman

Promotional CD 2002
CD Rocking Back to Tobacco Road
Let It Rock/Rocking On The Railroad ; I'm A Lonely One ; Chantilly Lace ; Break Up ; Tobacco Road (version 2); Widdecombe Fair (version 1); Lawdy Miss Clawdy ; Ex Kay on LX ; Biggest Night Of Her Life ; Last Minute ; All Along The Watchtower ; Sun Dog ; Hitch Hike ; This Little Bird (version 2); Widdecombe Fair ; Cherokee Indian ; Train Keeps A'Rollin ; Tennessee Woman ; Fishhead ; NY Mining Disaster ; Half Breed ; Day And Night
 
Secret Records  CRIDE79 2007  
CD The Nashville Teens - Tobacco Road
(re-release of "Rockin' Back to Tobacco Road")

Let It Rock/Roking On The Railroad ; I'm A Lonely One ; Chantilly lace ; Break Up ; Tobacco Road ; Widdicombe Fair ; Lawdy Miss Clawdy ; Ex Kay On LX ; Biggest Night of Her life ; Last Minute ; All Along The Watchtower ; Sun Dog ; Hitch Hike ; Little Bird ; Widdicombe Fair (2) ; Cherokee Indian ; Train Keeps Rollin' ; Tennessee Woman ; Fishhead ; New York Mining Disaster ; Half Breed ; Day And Night
 
Secret Records SECCD151 2016  
         
4. Backing Others
Jerry Lee Lewis Singles
7” 45   High School Confidential/Lewis Boogie (both live) Germany Star-Club 148 507 STF  
7” 45  Good Golly Miss Molly/Long Tall Sally (both live)
Germany Philips 320 172 BF

Jerry Lee Lewis Albums

LP Jerry Lee Lewis Live At The Star Club Hamburg
Mean Woman Blues; High School Confidential; Money (That’s What I Want); Matchbox; What’d I Say – Part 1; What’d I Say – Part 2; Great Balls Of Fire; Good Golly, Miss Molly; Lewis’ Boogie; Your Cheating Heart; Hound Dog; Long  Tall Sally; Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
UK Philips SBL 7646 (stereo) re-released as 6336 634Germany Philips 14546 L (mono) 842945 PY (stereo) 1965
LP Jerry Lee Lewis Live At The Star Club Hamburg
Re-release of above album but without Your Cheating Heart 
Germany Fontana Special 6434 085 (stereo)
LP The Star Club Singles Complete, Vol. 1
High School Confidential and Lewis’ Boogie
Germany Star Club 842 533-1
LP Beat Im Star Club
High School Confidential 
Germany  Star Club 6685 018
 

Carl Perkins Singles

7” 45 Big Bad Blues/Lonely Heart
UK Brunswick 05909 1964
Carl Perkins Albums
LP Carl Perkins
Big Bad Blues and Lonely Heart
? Bopcat LP 500
bootleg
?
5-CD set The Classic Carl Perkins
Blue Suede Shoes; Big Bad Blues; Say When; Lonely Heart; A Love I’ll Never Win
Germany Bear Family Records BCD 15494 EH ?
 

 

5. Soundtracks and Compilations (there are many compilations with Tobacco Road or Google Eye on them; this is a list of those we know of. For clarity we have not listed all the other tracks on these compilations.)  
LP Gonks Go Beat
Poor Boy
UK Decca LK 4673 1965
LP The Greatest Hits From England
Tobacco Road (version 1)
Canada Parrot PAS 71010 1970
LP Heroes & Villians
Tobacco Road (live #1)
Reprocessed stereo
UK Dakota Records OTA-1001
1982
LP Hard Up Heroes
Tobacco Road (version 1)
UK Decca DPA 3009/10
Canada Deram DPA-30090
1974
LP The World of Hits, Vol. 2
Tobacco Road (version 1)
UK Decca SPA 35 ?
LP The Sound Of The Sixties
Find My Way Back Home
France  Eva EV 12021/12022 1983
CD Sixties Archive, Vol. 1 – The Sound Of The Sixties
Find My Way Back Home (CD version of Eva LP)
France Eva EVA B3 199?
LP Broken Dream, Vol. 1
Ex Kay One Lx
Germany Line/Outline OLLP 5299 AS 1983
LP Broken Dream, Vol. 2
Whatcha Gonna Do
Germany Line/Outline OLLP 5316 AS 1983
LP Broken Dream, Vol. 4
Poor Boy
Germany Line/Outline OLLP 5395 AS  1984  
LP  Broken Dream, Vol. 5
Widdicombe Fair (version 1)
Germany Line/Outline OLLP 5296 AS 1984
LP Rubble 13 Freak Beat Fantoms
Train Keeps Rollin’
UK Bam Caruso KIRI 102 1989
CD Rubble Vol. 7
Train Keeps Rollin'
UK Bam Caruso CD RUB 7 1992
LP Justafixation II
Last Minute
UK? Funny 3
Limited edition of 250
199?
CD Made In England Vol. 1 – British Beat Special 1964-69
Poor Boy and Indian Reservation
France LCD  LCD 15-2 1995
CD Rare 60’s Beat Treasures, Vol. 1
Revived 45 Time, Forbidden Fruit, Train Keeps Rollin’, and Tennessee Woman
Isreal Gone Beat BT-CD 77010 1995
CD Rare 60’s Beat Treasures, Vol. 3
Poor Boy
Isreal Gone Beat BT-CD 77012 1995
CD Beat Merchants
Born To Be Wild (live but without spoken intro)
UK See For Miles SEE CD 430 1995
CD Beat Boom Classics
Tobacco Road (version 7); Find My Way Back Home (version 2); Google Eye (version 3)
UK Hallmark 302352 1995
LP Incredible Sound Show Stories, Vol 3 – 200 Feet Deep In A Purple Idea
Ex Kay One LX and Widdicombe Fair (version 1?)
UK Dig The Fuzz  DIG 007 1996
LP Psychedelia, Vol. 4 – The Great Rameses In His Egyptian Temple Of Mysteries
I’m A Lonely One
UK? Tiny Alice TA 006) 1996
CD Wishin’ & Hopin’
Tobacco Road (version 5)
UK SLAM  SLAM 0044 1996 
CD Top Ten Hits Of The Sixties – Classic Hits From The Best Of 60’s Groups
Tobacco Road (version 6)
UK Pegasus PEG CD 010 1997
CD Top Ten Hits Of The Sixties – Hits From The 60’s Supergroups
Google Eye (version 2)
UK Pegasus PEG CD 030 1997
CD Wild Thing
Tobacco Road (version 6)
US Madacy PH-2-5775 1998
CD Hits Of The 60s
Tobacco Road (version 6)
EEC Tring Aeroshop AER003 199? 
CD British Rock On Tour
Tobacco Road (live #2)
Canada Direct Source BR 76352 1998
CD The Best Of Rubble Collection, Vol. 6
Train Keeps Rollin’
UK Bam Caruso BAMVP1013CD 1999
CD  Hen’s Teeth, Vol. 3 – Catherine On The Wheel
I’m A Lonely One
UK? Hens Teeth 1999
MP3 Peter Quaife Foundation
Sun Dog  (remastered BBC live recording)
PQF - released for charity 2015
 
 
6. Ray Phillips with The British Invasion All Stars
CD Regression
Lead vocals on: My Generation, Route 66, House Of The Rising Sun, Let It Rock, Tobacco Road, Nadine, Summertime Blues, Sweet Little Rock & Roller
UK Promised Land 82152  1990 
CD United
Lead vocals on: United, Gimme Some Loving, Mona, Talkin’ ‘Bout You; backing vocals on Bad Penny
UK Promised Land 246890 1991
 

 

7. Ray Phillips with the Yardbirds Experience
CD British Thunder
Lead vocals on White Knight, Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown and Tobacco Road ‘96; backing vocals
US Griffin Music GCD-580-2 1996
       
       
8. Ray Phillips with Chris Bryant    
  Chris Bryant & Friends
La Bamba / Twist & Shout
Private Recording by Clive Cherry
published by Chris Bryant
2013
       
       
9. Ray Phillips with Vanity Fare    
  from the CD "West Coast"
Vanity Fare with Ray Phillips

Can't Be So Bad
Thumbszupp Records TBZ66 2012
       
       
10. Known Unreleased Recordings unreleased as at 1st January 2017
n/a Shouldn't Have Been So Nice Art Sharp's collection
n/a Tell The People Art Sharp's collection
n/a Zobo not known
n/a I Put A Spell On You (live) Roger Cooper's collection - available on you Tube

Notes

1. Tobacco Road has been recorded a number of times by the Nashville Teens, both as single/LP tracks and on 60s compilation CDs in the 1990s.  Jim Howells listing of versions, with their times, are as follows:

Version 1: Original 45

2:25

Version 2: 1969 re-recording on New World LP               

2:34

Version 3: 1977 Sky 45 version      

2:59

Version 4: 1984 EP version  

2:27

Version 5: On 1996 Wishin’ and Hopin’ compilation

3:28

Version 6: Mid 90s version on Top Ten Hits, Wild Thing and Hits of the 60s compilations 

2:39

Version 7: On 1995 Beat Boom Classics CD 2:54
Version 8:  Live in Birmingham for the BBC Broadcast 1966  

Live #1:    On 1982 Heroes & Villains compilation LP                 

4:19

Live #2:    On 1998 British Rock On Tour compilation LP             4:29
2.
There are four versions of Google Eye by The Nashville Teens in addition to Ray Phillips solo versions (note that the title is often misspelled Goggle Eye):
Version 1 : the original 45
Version 2 : on the 1997 Top Ten Hits Of The Sixties – Hits From The 60’s Supergroups CD.
Version 3 : on the 1995 Beat Boom Classics CD
Version 4 : recorded live for the BBC broadcast in 1966 (not released until 2016)
3. There are three versions of Find My Way Back Home
Version 1 : the original 45
Version 2 : on the 1995 Beat Boom Classics CD
Version 3 : on the 1984 EP on Butt Records
4. There are three versions of Widdicombe Fair:
Version 1 : New World LP
Version 2 : A Hungarian 45, which also appears on both the Best and Rarities CD and the 2016 CD "Nashville Teens - Tobacco Road".
Version 3 :
 recorded live for the BBC broadcast in 1966 (not released until 2016)
5. There are three versions of The Little Bird:
Version 1 : the original 45 a
Version 2 : A Hungarian 45. which also appears on the Best and Rarities CD and the 2016 CD "Nashville Teens - Tobacco Road".
Version 3 : a Hungarian 45 featuring Hungarian vocalist Zalatnay Sarolta with Ray Phillips and The Nashville teens - Ray's vocals dominate.
6. There are two versions of The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation:
Version 1 : A Hungarian 45, which also appears on the Best and Rarities  CD and the 2016 CD "Nashville Teens - Tobacco Road".
Version 3 :
 recorded live for the BBC broadcast in 1966 (not released until 2016)
7. There are two versions of Midnight:  The UK single on Go Go Records and the Hungarian single on Favorit Records.
8. On Friday, May 22, 1964, the Nashville Teens (minus Ray Phillips and Art Sharp) recorded six songs with Carl Perkins at Decca Studios, London.  Five of the songs appear on the Classic Carl Perkins 5-CD set on Bear Family Records from Germany.  The sixth song, Your True Love, has not been released and is said to be lost.  Big Bad Blues is listed as appearing on other Bear Family CDs by Carl Perkins, including Back On Top (BCD 16422), Country Store Collection (CD CST 53), The Rocking Guitar Man (BE 3299) and Turn Around (CD 3012822).
However, I don’t know if it is the Nashville Teens version.  The version on The Rocking Guitar Man is not, since it was recorded live in Paris in 1965.  The Turn Around CD also includes two versions of Lonely Heart.
9. A potential single with "You Shouldn’t Have Been So Nice" and "Tell The People" was recorded by Ray Phillips and Art Sharp backed by session musicians.  As at January 2017 the record has never been released, but according to a 1983 edition of Record Collector it was allocated a release number as a 45 single, but was not subsequently released. 
10. Tennessee Woman, the flip side of The Arizona Swamp Company single of Train Keeps Rollin’, appears to be the same version as the flip of the Nashville Teens Ella James.  I base this on comparing the version on the Rare 60’s Beat Treasures Vol. 1 CD (which is stated as being the flip side of Train Keeps Rollin’) with the Ella James 45.  I cannot discern any difference between the two.  Both singles were on Parlophone and the Arizona Swamp Company single was released prior to Ella James.  I assume the group was still under contract with Decca at the time and had to use a different name for Parlophone.  The same flip side, recorded for Parlophone, could be used on their first Parlophone release as the Nashville Teens.
These tracks were recorded by Art Sharp and Ray Phillips with session musicians in 1970, and have been re-released on the CD Nashville Teens - Tobacco Road, by Secret Records in 2016.

original discography ©Jim Howell 2003    last revised by Roger Cooper March 2017.

 


THE RECORD CHARTS

UNITED KINGDOM:
(source: Guinness Book of British Hit Singles;  lists the top 50)

9th July 1964 - remained for 13 weeks TOBACCO ROAD Decca F 11930 peaked at   6  in the charts
22nd October 1964 - remained for 11 weeks GOOGLE EYE Decca F 12000 peaked at  10  in the charts
4th March 1965 - remained for6 weeks FIND MY WAY BACK HOME Decca F 12089 peaked at  34  in the charts
20th May 1965 - remained for 4 weeks THIS LITTLE BIRD Decca F 12143 peaked at  38 in the charts
3rd Feb 1966 - remained for 2 weeks THE HARD WAY Decca F 12316 peaked at  45  in the charts
24th Feb 1966 - re-entered for 1 week THE HARD WAY Decca F 12316 peaked at  48  in the charts

U.S.A.:
(source Jim Howell)

The Nashville Teens had two Top 100 entries on the Billboard chart in the US.  Tobacco Road entered the chart on September 12, 1964 and stayed on for 11 weeks, reaching No. 14.  Find My Way Back Home entered the charts on March 3, 1965 and stayed on two weeks, reaching number 98.

CANADA:
(source Jim Howell)

The best I can do for Canadian charts are those of radio station CHUM in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  The only appearance of the Nashville Teens is for Tobacco Road that was on for 8 weeks, commencing October 5, 1964, reaching No. 13.

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