Ral Donner U.S.A. Discography

Singles

U1 91959 Scottie 1310 ... .....That’s All Right With Me / Tell Me Why (single issued October 12th 1959)

U2 91961 Gone 5102 ........ ...Girl Of My Best Friend / It’s Been A Long Long Time

U3 91961 Gone 5108 ........ ...To Love / And Then - this single was withdrawn

U4 91961 Gone 5108 ....... ....You Don’t Know What You’ve Got / So Close To Heaven

U5 91961 Gone 5114 ....... ....Please Don’t Go / I Didn’t Figure On Him

U6 91961 Gone 5119 ....... ....School Of Heartbreakers (version 1) / Because We’re Young - this single withdrawn

U7 . 1961 Gone 5121 ....... ....She’s Everything / To Love Someone - this single withdrawn

U8 . 1961 Gone 5121 ...... ... .She’s Everything / Will You Love Me In Heaven **** (very rare) - this single withdrawn

U9 91961 Gone 5121 ...... .....She’s Everything / Because We're Young

U10 1962 Gone 5125 ...... ... .To Love Someone / Will You Love Me In Heaven

U11.1962 Gone 5129 ...... . .. Loveless Life* / Bells Of Love

U12 1962 Gone 5133 ........ ...To Love / Sweetheart

U13 1962 Reprise R20135 . .Second Miracle / Christmas Day

U14 1963 Reprise R20141 .. I Got Burned / A Tear In My Eye - issued with picture sleeve

U15 1963 Reprise R20176 . .I Wish This Night Would Never End / Don’t Put Your Heart In His Hands

U16 1963 Reprise R20192. . Run Little Linda / Beyond The Heartbreak

U17 1963 Tau 105 ##.......... ..Loneliness Of A Star / And Then - 1960 recordings

U18 1963 End GG19 .............You Don’t Know What You’ve Got / She’s Everything - Gone recordings (very rare)

U19 1964 Roulette GG19 ... .You Don’t Know What You’ve Got / She’s Everything - Gone recordings

U20 1964 Roulette GG97 ... .Girl Of My Best Friend / To Love Someone - Gone recordings

U21 1965 Fontana F1502 ......Poison Ivy League / You Finally Said Something Good

U22 1965 Fontana F1515 ... ..Good Lovin’ / The Other Side Of You

U23 1965 Smash 34774 ....... .Good Lovin’ / The Other Side Of You - promotional only issue (extremely rare)

U24 1966 Red Bird 10-057 .. .Love Isn’t Like That**/ It Will Only Make Me Love You More

U25 1968 Mid-Eagle 101 ..... .Life To Live Over / Lost**

U26 1968 Rising Sons 714 .. ..If I Promise / Just A Little Sunshine

U27 1971 M.J. 222 ........... . ..My Heart Sings / Lovin’ Place - issued with special sleeve (no picture)

U28 1972 Sunlight 1006 .........Don’t Let It Slip Away / Wait A Minute Now

U29 1973 Goldies 45 D-2489 Girl Of My Best Friend / It’s Been A Long Long Time - Gone recordings

U30 1973 ABC/Dunhill 2490..You Don’t Know What You’ve Got / So Close To Heaven - Gone recordings

U311974 Chicago Fire 7402 .The Wedding Song / Godfather, Per Mé

U32 1974 Polydor PC1061 .. ..You Don’t Know What You’ve Got /She’s Everything - Gone recordings

U33 1976 Mid-Eagle 275 .. . ..The Wedding Song # / So Much Lovin# same as on Chicago Fire 7402

U34 1978 Thunder 7801 ........ The Day The Beat Stopped / Rock On Me

U35 1978 Starfire 100 ......... ...Don’t Let It Slip Away / Wait A Minute Now - reissue of Sunlight 1006 w/ pic sleeve

U36 1978 Starfire 103 ............ Second Miracle / Christmas Day - reissue of Reprise R20135 with picture sleeve

U37 1979 Starfire 114 ........... .Rip It Up / Don’t Leave Me Now - two versions ( 1. picture disc 2. picture sleeve )

U38 1980 Chi-Town 4 ........... ..Maria Forever*** / other side by "Mickey & Larry" ( this is an ultra rare record )

U39 1980s Starfire 121 ...........Mister Misery / Moments (Greatest Moments) - test pressing, green vinyl, only 100 pressed (plain white label)....... .

U40 1995 Collectables 128.... . Girl Of My Best Friend / To Love Someone - Gone recordings

U41 1995 Collectables 129.... . You Don't Know What You've Got / She's Everything - Gone recordings

## blue label (first pressing) - 1000 copies, yellow label (second pressing - 2000 copies)

* single version (best version which is different to all later legal re-issues on LP & CD except for track 17 disk 1 on the UK CD on GVC). Ral's vocal is more aggresive on this version starting at 1:10 approx with I WANT YOU BABY..........!!

** 1963 Recordings (John Tolbart Studio, Chicago) ... .. ..*** 1972 recording

**** most pressings are by Ral but some copies of "Will You Love Me In Heaven" is not by Ral on GONE 5121. It is by a black girl group called The Delvets. The same version of this song is on End 1107 single issued 1962 (also one George Goldner's labels). This is a pressing plant error!

LP’s

UL1 1961 Gone 5012 .............Takin’ Care Of Business

1. Turn Back The Clock (version 2) 2. I Didn’t Figure On Him 3. Lonely Star (version 1) 4. You Don’t Know What You’ve Got 5. With You Now 6. Nine Times Out Of Ten 7. I Don’t Need You 8. School Of Heartbreakers (version 1) 9. Please Don’t Go 10. She’s My Baby 11. Girl Of My Best Friend 12. Your Skies Of Blue 13. For Love Nor Money 14. Pray For Me

UL2 1963 Crown 5335........... Ral Donner, Ray Smith & Bobby Dale - various artists with 2 songs by Ral

1. That’s All Right With Me 2. Tell Me Why ..(Scottie recordings)

UL3 1978 Fotoplay FSP-1001 ..To Elvis: Love Still Burning .. various artists - one song by Ral

1. The Day The Beat Stopped ..(Thunder recording)

UL8 1981 Starfire 1003 .........The Best Of Starfire .. various artists - two songs by Ral

1. Rip It Up 2. Don’t Leave Me Now

UL4 1982 Starfire 1004 .........An Evening With Ral Donner - recordings from various labels

1. Loneliness Of A Star 2. And Then 3. Life To Live Over 4. Lost 5. Rip It Up 6. Don’t Leave Me Now 7. The Wedding Song 8. Godfather, Per Mé 9. So Much Lovin10. Moments (Greatest Moments)**

This album was issued with and without a picture disc ....** previously unissued

UL5 1979 Mid-Eagle ME2M7902...1935-1977: I’ve Been Away For Awhile Now - 2 LP’s in single jacket

Ral narrates "The Elvis Presley Story" and sings snippets of 50 Elvis songs (only 11 songs are sung in their entirety or almost and without narration interruption i.e. American Triology, Blue Christmas, CC Rider, Got A Lotta Livin' To Do, If I Can Dream, Jailhouse Rock, King Creole, Lord You Gave Me A Mountain, Mama Liked The Roses, Separate Ways & Suspicious Minds). .See bottom of this page for complete track details. Only 5000 copies pressed, cover is drawing of an eagle. Mail order only. See bottom of this page for complete track details.

UL6 1980 Sessions ARI-1014 .........1935-1977: I’ve Been Away For Awhile Now - 2 LP’s in single jacket

Same album as above. Cover is a drawing of Elvis, Graceland and Elvis’ Tupelo house (mail order only). See bottom of this page for complete track details.

UL7 1988 Murray Hill 000393 ..She’s Everything.. (Gone recordings - mail order only)

1. She’s Everything 2. So Close To Heaven 3. She’s My Baby 4. Please Don’t Tease** 5. You Don’t Know What You’ve Got 6. I Didn’t Figure On Him 7. To Love Someone 8. Girl Of My Best Friend 9. Half Heaven, Half Heartache** 10. Turn Back The Clock (version 2) 11. Will You Love Me In Heaven 12. Nine Times Out Of Ten 13. Creampuff** 14. Please Don’t Go ...**previously unissued

 

CD’s

UC1 1995 Collectables CLT0005627...You Don’t Know What You’ve Got ...(Gone recordings)

1. You Don’t Know What You’ve Got 2. Half Heaven, Half Heartache 3. To Love Someone 4. Little Miss Heartbreak 5. She’s Everything 6. Please Don’t Go 7. So Close To Heaven 8. Will You Love Me In Heaven 9. Girl Of My Best Friend 10. Creampuff 11. Lonely Star (version 1) 12. Turn Back The Clock (version 2) 13. Nite Owl (version 1) 14. To Love**** 15. School Of Heartbreakers (version 1) 16. Bells Of Love 17. Nine Times Out Of Ten 18. I Didn’t Figure On Him

**** initial pressings had track 14 labelled "To Love" but played as "To Love Someone" (same as track 3). This was soon corrected - track 14 now plays as "To Love".

UC2 2005 Norton CED-312 Kicksville Vol 3 (various artists)

Miss Ann (only song by Ral - 1958 recording)

UC3 2005 Collectables CLT0009929...You Don’t Know What You’ve Got ...(Budget collection - Gone recordings)

1. You Don't Know What You've Got
2. I Didn't Figure on Him to Come Back
3. Nite Owl
4. Little Miss Heartbreak
5. Half Heaven, Half Heartache
6. Will You Love Me in Heaven
7. Creampuff
8. Please Don't Go
9. It's Been a Long Long Time
10. Turn Back the Clock

 

I've Been Away For Awhile Now - complete track details ..* = vocal by others, ** = Ral speaks the lyrics
1) Memories 2) *So High 3) Old Shep 4) Trouble 5) I Need Somebody To Lean On 6) Blue Moon Of Kentucky 7) My Happiness 8) That's When Your Heartaches Begin 9) That's All Right Mama 10) I Forgot To Remember To Forget 11) All Shook Up 12) When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again 13) I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone 14) Heartbreak Hotel 15) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 16) Hound Dog 17) Don't Be Cruel 18) Mystery Train 19) Love Me Tender 20) Loving You 21) Got a Lotta Livin' To Do 22) Jailhouse Rock 23) King Creole 24) Don't 25) ** Precious Memories 26) Wooden Heart 27) A Fool Such As I 28) One Night 29) Stuck On You 30) It's Now Or Never 31) White Christmas 32) Blue Christmas 33) Girls, Girls, Girls 34) Return To Sender 35) Follow That Dream 36) Lawdy Miss Clawdy 37) Are You Lonesome Tonight 38) If I Can Dream 39) In The Ghetto 40) Don't Cry Daddy 41) Kentucky Rain 42) Separate Ways 43) Mama Liked The Roses 44) Viva Las Vegas 45) Theme From 2,001 - Opening Riff 46) CC Rider 47) Suspicious Minds 48) Lord You Gave Me A Mountain 49) American Trilogy 50) Can't Help Falling In Love 51) Memories (reprise) - total running time: 61 minutes

 

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