Billy Bland

Teenrock / R&B

Birth name, Billy Bland

always klick on pic’s.

Billy Bland

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Born April 5, 1932. Died March 22, 2017 (aged 84)

North Carolina

Discography  Billy Bland

Billy Bland (April 5, 1932, WilmingtonNorth Carolina – March 22, 2017, New York City) was an American R&B singer and songwriter.

Life and career

Bland, the youngest of 19 children, first sang professionally in 1947 in New York, and sang with a group called The Bees in the 1950s on New Orleans's Imperial Records. In 1954, "Toy Bell" by the group caused some unrest by veering into the dirty blues genre. Dave Bartholomew brought them to New Orleans, where they recorded a song he had written and recorded twice before: firstly in 1952 for King Records as "My Ding-a-Ling," and later that year for Imperial as "Little Girl Sing Ting-A-Ling." Bland later pursued a solo career.

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Original release, OLD TOWN 1076 (US) 1960  b/w   OLD TOWN 1130 (US) 11/1962

This release, re-issues on ERIC 286 [1985]

Billy Bland - Let the little girl dance  b/w  The Earls - Remember then

Billy Bland - Let the little girl dance - 1960

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