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Jessi Colter ~ A Biography & Discography ~



Jessi Colter - A "Mini ~ Biography:"

Mirriam Johnson was born May 25, 1943, in Phoenix, Arizona, to a mother who would become Sister Helen -- an ordained minister, and who believed in bringing up children within the strict disciplines of a Pentecostal home. Mirriam was playing piano in her momma's church at 11 years old.

While still in high school, her musical talent impressed twang-guitar innovator, Duane Eddy, who produced her 1961 single, "Lonesome Road." She was still a teenager when she left Phoenix to tour as a vocalist with Duane, whom she met through her sister. She and Mr. Eddy would marry in 1962, one daughter, Jennifer, would be born during that union.

Mirriam has written many songs, of which some early compositions are: "No Sign Of The Living" for Dottie West, the lovely " I'm Blue " which appeared on Lee Hazelwood's "Friday's Child" LP (Reprise R6163, 1965), "What Happened to Blue Eyes" and it's variant, "I'm Lookin' For Blue Eyes" which was later covered by Marianne Faithful on the LP, "Faithless" (UK Nems NEL6012), as well as songs for Don Gibson and Nancy Sinatra.

After several years of extensive touring, including multiple trips to Europe, the young couple decided to settle down and, in 1966, landed in Los Angeles, California. In 1967, Eddy and his wife recorded a duet single, "Guitar On My Mind" (Reprise 622).

Mirriam and Duane Eddy would divorce in 1968, and she and her daughter returned to Phoenix. There she met Waylon Jennnings, who was so taken with her vocal capabilities that he invited her to record a duet with him. After helping (now known as) "Jessi Colter" secure a record deal with RCA, Jennings co-produced her 1970 debut LP "A Country Star Is Born." By the time of the album's release (05-1970), the couple were already married, the ceremony having taken place at her mother's church, October 26, 1969, a marriage that would last nearly 33 years, until Waylon's death, February 13, 2002.

Jessi Colter was the only significant female singer/songwriter to emerge from the mid-'70's "Outlaw Movement." However, she really turned country music on its ear in the process. Colter had in fact, affiliated herself with outlaw imagery long before the musical movement even began, by adopting her stage name in honor of an ancestor, her great-great-great uncle Jess Colter, a real ruffian, a train robber and counterfeiter who rode with Frank and Jesse James. Jessi, however, was far too conscious of her appearance to even consider appearing in public looking like an outlaw.

RCA released two singles in 1970, which Jessi and Waylon took to the Top 40. The first, a Mark James (aka Francis Rodney Zambon) song, penned and performed in 1968, "Suspicious Minds" (Scepter 12221), that was covered by Elvis Presley. Shortly thereafter, Waylon & Jessi recorded the song in August, 1970 (rel. 10/70). The other single was the 1959 Buck Owens penned hit, "Under Your Spell Again." Jessi (with Waylon) was nominated for Best Country & Western Vocal Performance - Duo or Group, for the 1970 - 13th Grammy Awards, for "Suspicious Minds," but they were not fortunate enough to win.

In 1971, Jennings & Jessi Colter recorded another great Buck Owens song, "My Heart Skips a Beat." A single from the LP, "I'm Jessi Colter," hit number one on Billboard's country charts while also making the Top Five on the Pop Charts. The album also spawned yet another really great hit: "What Happened to Blue Eyes."

The 1975 released LP, "Jessi," reached number four in the US Pop Charts on the strength of the self-penned "I'm Not Lisa" which was released on April 26, 1975. That tremendous hit, which remains a Jessi Colter trademark song 25+ years later, shot up the charts, even in places as far away as South Africa (SA top 10, 09-19-75), and has been covered by any number of artists. It appeared on Lynn Anderson's "I've Never Loved Anyone More" [Columbia KC-33691, 1975], in 1986 "Killdozer," a musical group based in Wisconsin, released the 12" EP "Burl" which was topped off by a cover of Jessi Colter's "I'm Not Lisa" (Touch & Go Rcds - TG17), and is performed by frequent Grand Ole Opry guest, Elizabeth Cook, plus a brand new, soon-to-be-released version (scheduled release February, 2003) by Julia Angela Griffin, a North Carolina singer who grew up singing all of Jessi's songs, and who has really dedicated herself to holding Jessi in very high esteem.

That success, however great, was followed by the even greater success of "WANTED: THE OUTLAWS." At the time of its release, the LP was the biggest-selling album in country music history, and the very first country album to earn platinum certification, and has since gone on to become multi-platinum rated.

"Wanted: The Outlaws" was voted 1975's CMA Album Of The Year. Jessi was nominated by the Academy of Country Music for Most Promising Female Singer, although she did not win. In 1976, she released another highly successful album, "Diamond in the Rough." Her best-known duets with Waylon Jennings are undoubtedly (1) "Suspicious Minds," (2) her soothing composition, "Storms Never Last" and (3) "The Union Mare And The Confederate Grey" from the concept album, "WHITE MANSIONS" in which Jessi portrayed an impoverished illiterate private, the wife of an arrogant Confederate officer. Also in 1976, she worked with both ex-husband, Duane Eddy, and then current husband, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson on a revival of "You Are My Sunshine," which appeared on the Various Artists LP, "New Generation of Country Music" (WEA-58009, 1977). In between spending much of the remainder of the decade on tour with her husband and Nelson, Jessi also released the albums "Mirriam," in 1977, and "That's the Way a Cowboy Rocks and Rolls," in 1978.

May 19, 1979, Jessi gave birth to Waylon Albright Jennings (aka "Shooter"), the youngest of three sons for country music's Legendary Waylon Jennings. "Shooter" was the first son for Waylon's beautiful wife, Jessi.. The always sensational team of Colter and Jennings would again hit the recording studio, creating their magic for the LP, 1981's "Leather and Lace," an album of duets featuring the hits "Storms Never Last" and the medley "Wild Side of Life/It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels." In that same year, Jessi released the solo album "Ridin' Shotgun," which produced her final chart hit, 1982's "Holdin' On."

As the 1980's progressed, Colter's recording success dwindled, which became particularly noticeable when one considers that 1985's "Rock 'n' Roll Lullaby," was released to very disappointing sales -- due mostly, in Jessi's own words to this writer, "to the LP's receiving very limited distribution." In August, 1987, Jessi was among some 10 top country singers who played a benefit concert for the families of the West Texas town of Saragosa, who were victims of a tornado which severely damaged or destroyed many homes and involved a number of lives lost on May 22, 1987.

Among her many compositions aside from those mentioned earlier, are "You Hung The Moon (Didn't You, Waylon?)," and "Jennifer (Fly My Little Baby)." written about the growing up of her firstborn child, in addition to all songs on her solo LP's: "Mirriam," "Jessi," and "I'm Jessi Colter." She also worked her magic with John Lennon & Paul McCartney's "Hey Jude," turning it into a song for Waylon by singing "Hey Dude." On July 3, 1993, Jessi opened a concert in Waylon's hometown of Littlefield, Texas. When her performance ended, she was proclaimed "an adopted daughter of the city of Littlefield," and presented with a key to the city. Jessi Colter is seemingly a source of never-ending talent.

In the decade of the 1990's, Jessi put her own recording career on a back burner, largely to support her husband, Waylon, through his various health problems. She certainly deserves, in Waylon's own words, "The Stars in My Crown," for having stood by her man all through the years. As the 90's progressed, she began directing her energies toward performing children's music, and starred in the home video "Jessi Colter Sings Songs From Around the World: Just for Kids," which featured a guest appearance by Jennings who recited self-penned poetry.

As the 1990's ended and the new century began, Jessi & Waylon performed a duet on the song, "Carpenter," which tends to catch you off guard, in that the song seems to have an underlying energy that flows through the singers to the listener, setting this song apart from many others in the world of country music, and yes, even apart from the remaining songs on Randy Travis' 2000 CD, "Inspirational Journey." Jessi faithfully remained a part of Waylon's Concerts (and many dedicated fans would agree, Waylon's favorite part) until his death. Jessi also appears on "Johnny Cash: The Anthology" (VHS/DVD). In 2001, Jessi 's "I Ain't The One" was covered by Allison Moorer and Lonesome Bob, released on the CD "Sing Along With Los Straitjackets." With the advantage of hindsight, the brilliance of Jessi's musical capabilities really comes to light in the following portion of a dialogue between Jayson Whitehead of "Gadfly On-Line," and Jennings.

Waylon says: "When the electric guitar kicks in on the song "Honky Tonk Heroes," you know you're in for a ride. The song wasn't written that way. It was written in a slow tempo. If you're going to be an interpreter, you have to take a song and make it sound like you wrote it. My wife [Jessi Colter] taught me that. I did one of her songs, took it home and she said, "That's pretty good." Then I tried it again, and she said, "Well, that's good," and I went back and took it down to the drums and did everything on it. She said, "Well, that's still good," and one night I was just kind of relaxed and tired, and I put the song on and just sang it once, took it home and she said, "Now that sounds like you wrote it. That sounds like your song. You made it yours." That was my big lesson from her, and I've followed it every since. That was back in the early 70's." (Italics added by Hawk.)

Since the death of Jessi's beloved husband, Waylon, she has done a bit of traveling and has recently recorded music that, along with Shooter's contribution, and that of others, is to appear on the forthcoming "Tribute To Waylon Jennings" CD, tentatively scheduled for release in February, 2003. On August 7, 2002, Jessi performed two songs and then brought her son, Shooter, on stage to perform several songs of his own and a duet with her, at Molly Malone's in Hollywood, California. Jessi also appeared at the world famous Tootsies Orchid Lounge, diagonally across the alley from the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, September 14, 2002. She is a truly remarkable lady, and although certainly dearly missing her late husband, Jessi performs in a flawless and professional manner today, just as she has done for decades. Jessi continues to live in the Arizona home that she and Waylon purchased at the time they decided to downsize and leave their Nashville estate "Southern Comfort." In 2002, a song from the Travis Tritt CD, Down The Road I Go, "Never Get Away From Me," is dedicated to Jessi and her late husband. Jessi continues to be one of the most gorgeous and talented singers / songwriters this fan has ever laid an eyeball on! Many years ago, Waylon called her singing "stylized." This writer* prefers to call it "absolutely fantastic."

We, *Hawk & Marsha, wish to extend our deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to: Erin Burris, Peter Cooper, Grahm Lees, Olivia Ostrander, Robert Silverstein, Jayson Whitehead, and Mark Whitfield, for assistance, information, and permission, used in compiling this biography.



Jessi Colter ~ A Partial Discography ~

A partial list of Jessi Colter penned songs follows.

There are many more. However, these are the ones that appear in Hawk & Marsha's music collection.

Songs authored (or co-authored) by ~

          (1) Mirriam Johnson, (2) Mirriam Eddy, or (3) Jessi Colter:

A Fallen Star (J. Colter / B. McDavid)
Ain't Makin' No Headlines (Here Without You) (J. Colter / B. McDavid)
Ain't Now Way (3)
All My Life I've Been Your Lady (3)
Come On In (3)
Consider Me (3)
Cry Softly (2)
Darling It's Yours (3)
Don't Let Him Go (2)
For Mama (3)
For The First Time (3)
God, If I Could Only Write Your Love Song (3)
God, I Love You (3)
Here I Am (3)
Hard Times And Sno Cone (J. Colter / B. McDavid)
I Ain't The One (2)
I Belong To Him (3)
I Can See Your Face (In The Morning Window) (3)
If She's Where You Like Livin' (You Won't Like Livin' With Me) (2)
I Hear A Song (3)
I'm blue (2)
*I'm Lookin' For Blue Eyes (2) is a variation of "What's Happened To Blue Eyes" - (3)
I'm Not Lisa (3)
Is There Any Way (You'll Stay Forever) (3)
I Think It's Time She Learned (W. Jennings/M. Eddy) It's All Over Now (2)
It's Morning (And I Still Love You) (3)
Jennifer (Fly My Little Baby) (J. Colter / B. McDavid)
Lila (2)
Lonesome Road (1)
Love's The Only Chain (3)
Master, Master (3)
Mona (2)
New Wine (3)
No Sign Of Living (2)
Oh Will (Who Made It Rain Last Night) (3)
Oh Will (Reprise) (3)
One Woman Man (3)
Put Your Arms Around Me (3)
Rainy Seasons (J. Colter / B. McDavid)
Ridin' Shotgun (Honkin') (J. Colter / B. McDavid)
Ridin' Shotgun (Tnonkin') (J. Colter / B. McDavid)
Rounder (3)
Somewhere Along The Way (3)
Storms Never Last (3)
Take A Message To Laura (2)
You Ain't Never Been Loved (The Way I'm Gonna Love You) (3)
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (3)
There Ain't No Rain (3)
You Don't Need Me Do You? (2)
You Hung The Moon (Didn't You Waylon?) (3)
You Mean To Say (2)
What's Happened To Blue Eyes (3)
Who Walks Thru Your Memory (Billy Joe) (3)
Without You (3)
Would You Leave Me Now (3)
Would You Walk With Me (To The Lillies) (3)


CD Releases (author in parentheses)

Jessi Colter Collection - Liberty - 1995

  1. Is There Any Way (You'd Stay Forever)
  2. That's The Way A Cowboy Rocks And Rolls
  3. What's Happened To Blue Eyes
  4. I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name
  5. I'm Not Lisa - (Jessi Colter)
  6. Without You - (Jessi Colter)
  7. Maybe You Should've Been Listening
  8. It's Morning (And I Still Love You) - (Jessi Colter)
  9. Hold Back The Tears
10. Here I Am - (Jessi Colter)


Desperados (author in parentheses) - K-TEL - 1995
(Only Tracks listed w/Jessi singing)

  4. I'm Not Lisa - (Jessi Colter)
  9. It's Morning(And I Still Love You) - (Jessi Colter)


Wanted: The Outlaws (20th Anniv) (author in parentheses) - BMG - 1996
(Only Tracks listed w/Jessi singing)

  3. I'm Looking For Blue Eyes - (Jessi Colter)
  4. You Mean To Say - (Jessi Colter)
  5. Suspicious Minds
14. If She's Where You Like Livin'(You Won't Like Livin' With Me) - (Mirriam Eddy)


Jessi Colter Sings Just For Kids - Peter Pan Rcds - 1996
Track Listing

  1. I'd Like to Sing With Kids
  2. Cucaracha
  3. Old King Cole
  4. I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
  5. Windmill in Old Amsterdam
  6. Song
  7. Octopus' Garden
  8. Mary Ann
  9. Frèère Jacques
10. Babushka Baio
11. Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)
12. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
13. Land Is Your Land
14. Choo Choo Ba
15. London Bridge
16. Did You Ever See a Lassie
17. Jamine Flower
18. Bubbles and Bubbles
19. Funiculìì, Funiculàà
20. He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
21. Aloha Oe


Around The World (reissue of '96 cd) - Peter Pan Rcds
2000 Track Listing

  1. I'd Like to Sing With Kids
  2. Cucaracha
  3. Old King Cole
  4. I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
  5. Windmill in Old Amsterdam
  6. Song
  7. Octopus' Garden
  8. Mary Ann
  9. Frèère Jacques
10. Babushka Baio (:33)
11. Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)
12. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
13. Land Is Your Land
14. Choo Choo Ba
15. London Bridge
16. Did You Ever See a Lassie
17. Jamine Flower
18. Bubbles and Bubbles
19. Funiculìì, Funiculàà
20. He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
21. Aloha Oe


~ ~ ~
(Jessi also appears on the following CD's:)

CD TITLE
RCD. NO.
LABEL
REL. DATE
TRACK(s)
Great Records of the Decade:
70's Hits, Country, Vol. 1
.
Curb Rcds
1990
Vocals Trk 6, I'm Not Lisa
70's Hits Country No. 1
.
Curb
1990
I'm Not Lisa
Super Hits/70'S Vol 15
.
Rhino
1990
Vocals, I'm Not Lisa
Country Hits Of The 70's
.
CEMA
1992
.
The Best of Christmas
.
RCA
1991
Vocals, Silent Night w/WJ
Great Ladies of Country
.
MadacyMusic
1992
Vocals, I'm Not Lisa
Country Greats Sing Gospel
.
KTEL
1993
.
Country & Western Classics:
The Women
TLCW02
TimeLife
Unkn
Vocals, I'm Not Lisa
Country Roads
.
Warner Bros.
Unkn
Vocals, I'm Not Lisa
Academy of Cntry Music /
101 Cntry Hits
.
KTEL
1995
.
Queens Of Country
.
CRESENDO
1995
Vocals, I'm Not Lisa
White Mansions/Legend Of Jesse James
.
Mercury
1995
Vocals,Trks 1, 5, & 7
& gut string guitar
Easy Listening Cntry/
8LPBoxSet
.
Readers Digest
Unkn
Vocals, I'm Not Lisa
Right For The Time
[Remaster]
.
Buddha
1996
Vocals
Deep In The West Man Of Steel
.
Evolutionary
1996
Vocals, I'm Not Lisa
The Essential Waylon Jennings
.
RCA
1996
Vocals,
Trks 11 & 14
Country Stars
.
EMI
1997
Vocals, One Woman Man
The Class of Country/1975-1979
.
Hip-O
1997
Vocal Duet
Suspicious Minds w/WJ
Country Duets
.
CRESENDO
1997
Vocals:
Suspicious Minds w/WJ
Dynamite Duos
.
Madacy
1997
Vocal Duet:
Suspicious Minds w/WJ
CONFEDERATE TALES
2 CD Set
.
A&M
1997
Vocals, Trks 1, 5, & 7
& gut string guitar
Academy of Cntry Music /
Forever Cntry, Vol. 1
.
KTEL
1997
VocalsTrk 36, I'm Not Lisa
Academy of Cntry Music /
Mellow Cntry, Vol. 4
.
KTEL
1997
Vocals,Trk 6, I'm Not Lisa
Closing In On The Fire
.
ARK21
1998
.
Greatest Hits
(Waylon, re-issue)
.
Camden/BMG
1998
Vocal Duet: w/WJ.
Trk 9, Suspicious Minds
Willie, Waylon & Friends
(3 cd set)
.
BMG
1998
Vocals, CD 2,Trk 1:
Suspicious Minds
Trk 6:
Sight For Sore Eyes
Trk 11:
Wild Side Of Life/
It Wasn't God
Who Made Honky
Tonk Angels
20th Century Masters/
Tribute To Elvis Presley
.
BMG
1998
Vocal Duet:
Suspicious Minds w/WJ
Water From The Wells Of Home
.
Mercury
1988
Vocals, Trk 2 & 7
White Mansions
.
A&M
1999
Vocals, Trks 1, 5, & 7
& gut string guitar
Dbbl Barrel Country/
Legends of Cntry Music
.
Madacy
1998
Vocal Duet:
Suspicious Minds
w/WJ
Lost Hits of The 70's
.
Capitol
1998
Vocals, I'm Not Lisa
This Is Positive Country
.
Simitar
1998
Vocal Duet:
Storms Never Last
w/wj
Old Dogs
.
Atlantic
1998
Background Vocals
This Time
(Remaster)
.
Buddha
1999
Vocals, keyboards,
organ & piano
The Journey-Destiny's Child
.
Bear Family
1999
Vocal Duet w/WJ
CD 2,Trk 22:
Living Proof
The Journey-Six Strings Away
.
Bear Family
1999
Vocal Duet w/WJ
CD 2, Trk 12
CD 3, Trk 19 & 25
CD 4, Trk 7
First Ladies Of Country
.
KTEL
2000
Vocals, Trk 12,
I'm Not Lisa
Inside The Music:
Classic Country
.
Silverline-DVD
2000
Vocals, Audio only
DVD, Trk 9,
I'm Not Lisa
A Country Christmas/
w/Stars Of Nashville
.
KRB Music Co
2000
.
American Bandstand/
Library of Rock & Roll
.
Atlantic
2000
Vocals, 8 CD Set,
CD 5, Trk 15,
I'm not Lisa
CD 6, Trk 14
Hot Time In The City
Never Say Die... Live
.
Sony/Luckydog
2000
Vocals
Serious Country (Austria)
5761452
Diverse EMI
2000
Vocals
Phoenix Panorama
(3 cd set)
.
Bear Family
2000
Vocals
Inspirational Journey
.
Curb
2000
Vocals
Rockin' Hits: 50's
thru 90's (10 cd set)
.
Music Library
2000
Vocals, I'm Not Lisa
Singers & Songwriters,
Mid 70's
.
TimeLife
.
Vocals: Disc 1, Trk 6,
I'm Not Lisa
Singers and Songwriters/
Mid 70's -
.
TimeLife/Warner
2001
Vocals, Trk 6,
I'm Not Lisa
Ramblin' Man/This Time/
Dreamin' My Dreams
.
Camden Deluxe
2001
Piano
Waylon and Willie
WWII (Remastered)
.
BMG/Buddha
2001
Vocals, keyboards
Johnny Cash & Friends (UK)
.
Universal Int.
2002
Vocals, Trk 8: Sweeter Than the Flowers,
& Trk 18: Water from
the Wells of Home
Jessi Colter Video/
DVD appearances
.
.
.
.
America
.
RCA/Columbia
1981
.
Star-Spangled Country Party
.
Pacific Arts
1986
4. Conversation (Jessi
appears as waitress ~ does not sing)
17. Storms Never Last (Jessi Colter)
Stagecoach
.
Videomark Ent.
1986
Jessi (actress)
Jessi Sings Just For Kids
.
Hallway Prod's
1991
Jessi sings & produced the CD
Waylon Jennings and Friends
.
TNN TV(bootleg)
1995
Jessi appears multiple times
in this 8 program mini-series,
sings piano & converses
with other guests.
Maverick
.
Warner Bros.
1994
(Jessi, actress,
cameo appearance,
does not sing)
The Johnny Cash:
Anthology
.
Ritek DVD
2001
.




~ ~ ~
Jessi Colter: 33 1/3 RPM LP Releases

LP TITLE
NO.
LABEL
REL. DATE
TRACK(s)
A Country Star Is Born
(author in parentheses)
LSP-4333
RCA
1970


  Side One
    1. Too ManyRivers
    2. Cry Softly - (Mirriam Eddy)
    3. I Ain't the One -
    (Mirriam Eddy/W Jennings)
    4. It's Not Easy
    5. He Called Me Baby
    6. Why You Been Gone So Long

  Side Two
    7. You Won'tFeel at Home With Me
    (If She's Where You Like Livin')
    - (Mirriam Eddy)
    8. Healing Hands
    9. That's the Chance I'll Have To Take
  10. Don't Let Him Go
  11. It's All over Now - (Mirriam Eddy)


Wanted! The Outlaws
(author in parentheses)
AFL1-1321
RCA
1975

    (Track listing w/Jessi singing)
    3. I'm Looking For Blue Eyes
    - (Mirriam Eddy)
    4. You Mean To Say - (Mirriam Eddy)
    5. Suspicious Minds


Jessi (author
in parentheses)
ST-511477
Capitol
1975

    Side One
    1. The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
    - (Jessi Colter)
    2. One Woman Man - (Jessi Colter)
    3. It's Morning (And I Still Love You)
    - (Jessi Colter)
    4. Rounder - (Jessi Colter)
    5. Here I Am - (Jessi Colter)

    Side Two
    1. Without You - (Jessi Colter)
    2. Darlin' It's Yours - (Jessi Colter)
    3. Would You Walk With Me
    (To The Lillies) - (Jessi Colter)
    4. All My Life, I've Been Your Lady
    - (Jessi Colter)
    5. I See Your Face (In The Morning
    Window) - (Jessi Colter)
   
I'm Jessi Colter
(author in parentheses)
ST-511363
Capitol
1975

    Side One
    1. Is There Any Way (You'd Stay
      Forever) - (Jessi Colter)
    2. I Hear A Song - (Jessi Colter)
    3. Come On In - (Jessi Colter)
    4. You Ain't Never Been Loved
      (Like I'm Gonna Love You)
    5. Love's The Only Chain

    Side two
    6. I'm Not Lisa (Jessi Colter)
    7. For The First Time - (Jessi Colter)
    8. Who Walks Thru Your Memory
      (Billy Joe) - (Jessi Colter)
    9. What's Happened To Blue Eyes
    - (Jessi Colter)
  10. Storms Never Last
      - (Jessi Colter)

Diamond In The Rough
(author in parentheses)
ST-11543
Capitol
1976

 Side One
   1. Diamond in The Rough
   2. Get Back
   3. Would You Leave Now (Jessi Colter)
   4. Jey Jude

   Side Two
   1. Oh Will (Who Made It Rain
      Last Night) - (Jessi Colter)
   2. I Thought I Heard You Calling My
     Name
   3. Ain''t No Way (Jessi
      Colter/T. Mansfield)
  4. You Hung The Moon (Didn't You
      Waylon?) - (Jessi Colter)
  5. A Woman's Heart (Is A Handy Place
    To Be)
    6. Oh Will (Reprise) - (Jessi Colter)

Mirriam (author
in parentheses)
ST-11583
Capitol
1977

 Side One
   1. For Mama - (Jessi Colter)
   2. Put Your Arms Around Me
    - (Jessi Colter)
   3. I Belong To Him - (Jessi Colter)
   4. God, if I Could Only Write Your
     Love Song - (Jessi Colter)
   5. Consider Me - (Jessi Colter)

 Side Two
   6. There Ain'T No Rain - (Jessi Colter)
   7. God, I Love You - (Jessi Colter)
   8. Let It Go - (Jessi Colter)
   9. Master, Master - (Jessi Colter)
  10. New Wine - (Jessi Colter)

That's The Way A Cowboy
Rocks & Rolls
ST-11863
Capitol
1978

 Side One
   1. Roll On
   2. Black Haired Boy
   3. I Was Kinda Crazy Then
   4. That's The Way A Cowboy
   Rocks And Rolls
   5. My Cowboy's Last Ride

  Side Two
   1. Hold Back The Tears
   2. Maybe You Should've Been Listening
   3. Don't You Think I Feel It To
   4. Love Me Back To Sleep
   5. My Goodness

A Country Star Is Born
(UK reissue)
RCAInts-5072
RCA/Ltd
1981

  Side One
   1. Too Many Rivers
   2. Cry Softly - (Mirriam Eddy)
   3. I Ain't the One - (Mirriam
    Eddy/W. Jennings)
   4. It's Not Easy
   5. He Called Me Baby
   6. Why You Been Gone So Long

   Side Two
   7. You Won't Feel at Home With Me
      (If She's Where You Like Livin')
      - (Mirriam Eddy)
   8. Healing Hands
   9. That's the Chance I'll Have To Take
  10. Don't Let Him Go
  11. It's All over Now - (Mirriam Eddy)

Ridin' Shotgun
ST-12185
Capitol
1981

  Side One
    1. Ridin' Shotgun (Honkin')
      - (Jessi Colter/B. Mcdavid)
    2. Holdin' On - (Colter
      /McDavid/Jennings)
    3. Nobody Else Like You
    4. Somewhere Along The Way -
      (Jessi Colter)
    5. Wings Of My Victory

  Side Two
    1. Shine
    2. Ain't Makin' No Headlines
      (Here Without You) -
      (Jessi Colter/B. McDavid)
    3. Jennifer (Fly My Little baby
    - (Jessi Colter/B. McDavid)
    4. Hard Times And Sno Cone -
    (Jessi Colter/B. McDavid)
    5. A Fallen Star
    6. Ridin' Shotgun (Tonkin') -
      (Jessi Colter/B. Mcdavid)

Rock And Roll Lullaby
TELP-1001
Triad
1984

  Side One
    1. Rock And Roll Lullaby
    2. Wild And Blue
    3. Stormy Weather
    4. I Want To Be With You
    5. I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know

  Side Two
    1. I'm Going By Daydream
    2. Partners After All
    3. Easy Street
    4. I Can't Stop Loving You
    5. Tiger






~ ~ ~
Jessi also appears on the following LP's:

LP TITLE
RCD. NO.
LABEL
REL. DATE
TRACK(s)
Cedartown, Georgia
LSP-4487
RCA
1971
Side 2, cut 1:
Bridge Over Troubled
Waters (Duet w/WJ)
Ladies Love Outlaws
LSP-4751
RCA
1972
Side 2, cut 5
Under Your Spell
Again (Duet w/WJ)
Best Of A Great Yr,
Vol.1( 2 LP)
VPS-6048
RCA
1972
Vocals
ABC AMER. COUNTRY
COUNTDOWN
C794-9
Watermark
1979
Vocals, chart date 12/01/1979
This Time
APL1-0539
RCA
1974
Piano
READ/DIG CNTRY SUPERSTARS
RDA-102E
RDR DIGEST
1985
Vocals w/WJ
(7 LP BOX)
The Best Of Waylon Jennings
VPL1-7145
RCA(Australia)
1977
.
White Mansions
SP-6004
A&M
1978
Vocals, cuts 1, 5, & 7
& gut string guitar
Music Man
AHL1-3602
RCA
1980
Vocals, Side 2, cut 2
Storms Never Last (duet w/WJ)
Leather & Lace
AAL1-3931
RCA
1982
Vocals, Side 1, cuts 1, 2 & 4,
Side 2, cuts 1, 3 & 4
The Pursuit Of D.B. Cooper
PD1-6344
Polydor Rcds
1982
Vocals, Bittersweet Love
(Jessi solo)
You Were Never There
(duet w/WJ)
Waylon And Company
AHL1-4826
RCA
1983
Vocals, side 2, cut 2
Sight For Sore Eyes
(duet w/WJ)
Country Christmas, Vol. 3
CPL1-5178
RCA
1984
.
Live In Concert at Silver Eagle
Unkn
Solver (Silver?) Eagle
1984
Vocals
Best Of Country Christmas
CPL1-7013
RCA
1985
.
Waylon Jennings Files #10
BFX-15160
Bear Family
1985
Vocals, side 2, cut 1
I Ain't The One (duet w/WJ)
Waylon Jennings Files #12
BFX-15162
Bear Family
1985
Vocals, side 2, cut 6
Suspicious Minds (duet w/WJ)
Waylon Jennings Files #13
BFX-15163
Bear Family
1985
Vocals, side 1, cut 7
Under Your Spell again
(Duet w/WJ)
Country Duets
CPL1-7059
RCA
1985
.
Duets, Duets
CPL1-7130
RCA
1985
.
Son Of The South
(Jessi Colter)
FC-4036
CBS Rcds.
1986
Vocals, Storms never Last
(Duet w/WJ)
The New All-Star Roundup
(5 lp Box Set)
.
Capitol
Unkn
.
Hit Machine
.
KTEL
1976
.
Believe in Him
R 9678, WR 8333
Word
1985
Vocals: The Old Rugged Cross
(Duet w/Johnny Cash)
Contemporary Cntry Vol 2
47/48
Franklin Mint
1988
Vocals
Water From The Wells Of Home
834-778-1
Mercury
1988
VocalTrks 2 & 7
The History Of The Greatest
Singers Of The World
Vol. 1
ECS-66001-3
Toshiba-EMI/capitol
Unkn
.



(The following releases are known to exist, but no further information
is available at this time:)

COUNTRY MUSIC'S TOP TEN WITH BOB GUERRA
(1 hour radio shows)
(1) DEC. 7-13, 1987, RAY STEVENS (P), W. JENNINGS, K. ROGERS,
K.T. OSLIN, H. WILLIAMS, JR.
(2) MAR. 13-19, 1989, WAYLON JENNINGS (P), KEITH WHITLEY,
LORETTA LYNN, BELLAMY BROS

COUNTRY MUSIC'S TOP TEN WITH CHARLIE COOK
DEC. 1O-16, 1984

COUNTRY MUSIC RADIO SHOWS WATERMARK
AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN

APR. 18, 1981

U.S. ARMY - GENE PRICE COUNTRY EXPRESS
FEB. 22-MAR. 20, 2 LPs

U.S. ARMY - GENE PRICE COUNTRY EXPRESS
NOV. 30-DEC. 27, 2 LP SET



~ ~ ~
Jessi Colter ... aka ... Mirriam Johnson
45 RPM Record Releases:


45 TITLE
RCD. NO.
LABEL
REL. DATE
TRACK(s)
Young And Innocent
1181
Jamie Rcds
02-13-1961

A. Young And Innocent
B. Lonesome Road - (Mirriam Johnson)
I Think I Cried Long Enough Over You
Jamie Rcds
1193
06-12-1961
A. I Think I Cried Long Enough Over You
- (Miriam Johnson)
B. Making Believe
Guitar On My Mind
Reprise Rcds
0622
1967
A. Guitar On My Mind (duet w/Duane Eddy)
B. Wicked Woman From Wickenberg
I'm Not Lisa
Capitol Rcds
4009
1975
A. I'm Not Lisa - (Jessi Colter)
B. For The First Time - (Jessi Colter)
What Happened To Blue Eyes
Capitol Rcds
4087
1975
A. What Happened To Blue Eyes - (Jessi Colter)
B. You Ain't Ever Been Loved (Like I'm Gonna Love You) - (Jessi Colter)
It's Morning (And I Still Love You)
Capitol Rcds
4200
1975
A. It's Morning (And I Still Love You) - Mirriam Eddy)
B. Would You Walk With Me (To The Lilies) - (Jessi Colter)
You Hung The Moon (Didn't You Waylon?)
Capitol Rcds
P-4325
1975
A. You Hung The Moon (Didn't You Waylon?) - (Jessi Colter)
B. I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name
Suspicious Minds
(with Waylon Jennings)
RCA Rcds
PB-10653
1976
A. Suspicious Minds (w. Waylon)
B. I Ain't The One
Without You
Capitol Rcds
CAP-4252
1976
A. Without You - (Jessi Colter)
B. All My Life, I've Been Your Lady -
(Jessi Colter)
You Are My Sunshine
Elektra/Asylum Rcd
E-45359
1976
A. You Are My Sunshine
B. From 8 To 7 (Duane Eddy Only)
My Cowboy's Last Ride
Capitol Rcds
CAP-4641
1978
A. My Cowboy's Last Ride
B. Maybe You Should've Been Listening
Don't You Think I Feel It Too?
Capitol Rcds
CAP-4696
1978
A. Don't You Think I Feel It Too
B. Love Me Back To Sleep
Holdin' On
Capitol Rcds
P-5073
1981
A. Holdin' On - (Colter/McDavid/Jennings)
B. Holdin' On - (Colter/McDavid/Jennings)
Nobody Else Like You
Capitol Rcds
B-5113
1981
A. Nobody Else Like You
B. Ain't Makin No Headlines (Here Without You) - (Colter/McDavid)
I'll Be Alright
RCA Rcds
PB-12245
1981
A. I'll Be Alright
B. Wild Side Of Life/It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels Medly
Bittersweet Love
PolydorRcds
PD 2193 DJ
1981
A. Bittersweet Love
B. You Were Never There
Fallin' Out
MCA Rcds
MCA-53088
1987
A. Fallin' Out
B. Deep In The West (w/Waylon)
I'm Not Lisa
Starline Rcds
6232
Unkn
A. I'm Not Lisa - (Jessi Colter)
B. You Ain't Never Been Loved
Rock And Roll Lullaby
Triad Rcds
TES02001
1984
A. Rock And Roll Lullaby
B. I Want To Be With You



Additions and/or corrections to this partial discography
are both welcomed and encouraged.

Please e-mail: Hawk & Marsha at CWaylon@1starnet.com)



Other sources for information:

http://www.gadflyonline.com - Jason Whitehead

traditionalcountryhalloffame.com - Bob Timmers

talentondisplay.com - Bob Timmers

takinthecountryback.com - Erin Burris

http://www.globegazette.com

americana-uk.com - Mark Whitfield

artistdirect.com - Robert Silverstein

www.grahamlees.co.uk - Graham Lees/Peter Cooper

www.gpservices38.freeserve.co.uk/waylon.htm - Grahm lees/Peter Cooper
(used with permission)

Additional Jessi Colter informationmay be found at:

http://www.srv.net/~roxtar/colter_jessi.html

http://www.roadierecords.com/JessiColter.html

http://literature.stephaniezimbalist.com/godstories.shtml

http://waylon.com

http://www.srv.net/~roxtar/colter_jessi.html




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