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Billy Preston

 

Billy Preston (born 2-September-1946 in Houston, Texas)1946 --- died 6-June-2006 in Shea Scottsdale Hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona --- cause: kidney failure)

Contract 5101 - My Kind Of Music / There's A Brand New Picture (In My Picture Frame) – 1961
Contract 5102 - Volcano / Young Heartaches - 1961 
Derby 1002 - Greazee (Part 1) / Greazee (Part 2) – 1963

The Cogic Singers (members Edna Wright (sister of Darlene Love), Frankie Karl, Gloria Jones, Billy Preston, Sandra Williams and Andrea Crouch and Sandra Crouch) group name stands for Church Of God In Christ.

It's A Blessing / Since I Found Him – 1964

Billy Preston

Vee-Jay 646 - Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin' / ? – 1965
Vee-Jay 653 - Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin' / Billy's Bag - 1965
Vee-Jay 692 - Log Cabin / Drown In My Own Tears – 1965

Young Jesse / Billy Preston

Oldies 45   305 - Mary Lou / Low Down* - 1965 *Flip By Billy Preston.

Shirley Gunther / Billy Preston

Oldies 45   306 -Oop Shoop / Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin'
* - 1965 *Flip By Billy Preston.

Billy Preston / The Jacks

Oldies 45   307 - Soul Meetin' / Why Don't You Write Me* - 1965 *Flip By The Jacks.

Billy Preston / Richard Berry

Oldies 45   308 - Let Me Know / I'm Bewildered* - 1965 *Flip By Richard Berry.

Billy Preston / Etta James

Oldies 45   309 - Billy's Bag / Good Rockin' Daddy* - 1965 *Flip By Etta James.

Oscar McLollie / Billy Preston

Oldies 45   310 - Convicted / Log Cabin* - 1965 *Flip By Billy Preston. 

Billy Preston

Vac ? - I Don't Want You To Know / I Keep Hearing Linda - ?
Capitol 5611 - The Girl's Got "It" / The Night - 1966

Capitol 5660 - In The Midnight Hour / Advice – 1966
Capitol 5730 - Sunny / Let The Music Play - 1966 (Arranged By H. B. Barnum)
Capitol 5797 - Phony Friends / Can't She Tell – 1966
Horizon 108 - Listen To The Wind / Looner Tune - ?
MGM 14001 - The Split / It's Just A Love Game – 1968
Capitol 2309 - Hey Brother (Part 1) / Hey Brother (Part 2) – 1968
Apple P-1808/Pro 6555 - That's The Way God Planned It (Parts 1 & 2) (Mono) / That's The Way God Planned It (Parts 1 & 2) (Stereo) - 1969 (Promo Issue Only)
Apple 1808 - That's The Way God Planned It / What About You - 1969 (some copies issued with picture sleeve)
Apple / Americom 1808p/M-433 - That's The Way God Planned It (Edit) / What About You - 1969 (four inch flexi disc sold from vending machines)
Apple 1814 - Everything's All Right / I Want To Thank You – 1969
Apple 1817 - All That I've Got (I'm Gonna Give It To You) / As I Get Older - 1970 (some copies issued with picture sleeve)
Apple 1826 - My Sweet Lord / Little Girl - 1970 (copies with a star on the "A" side label are scarce)
Apple 1808 - That's The Way God Planned It / What About You - 1972 (with "Mono" on both sides of disc and reference to Lp)
A & M 1320 - Outa-Space / I Wrote A Simple Song – 1972
A & M 1340 - Should Have Known Better / The Bus – 1972
A & M 1380 - Slaughter / God Loves You - 1972 (some copies issued with picture sleeve)
A & M 1411 - Will It Go Round In Circles / Blackbird – 1973
A & M 1463 - Space Race / We're Gonna Make It - 1973 (some copies issued with picture sleeve)
A & M 1492 - You're So Unique / How Long Has The Train Been Gone – 1973
A & M 1536 - Creature Feature / My Soul Is A Witness – 1974
A & M 1544 - Nothing From Nothing / My Soul Is A Witness - 1974  (some copies issued with picture sleeve)
A & M 1644 - Struttin' / You Are So Beautiful – 1974
A & M 1735 - Fancy Lady / Song Of Joy - 1975  (some copies issued with picture sleeve)
A & M 1768 - Do It While You Can / Song Of Joy – 1975
A & M 1892 - Do What You Want / I've Got The Spirit (Edit) – 1976
A & M 1925 - Girl / Ecstacy – 1977
A & M 1954 - Wide Stride / When You Are Mine – 1977
A & M 1980 - A Whole New Thing / Wide Stride – 1977
A & M 2012 - I Really Miss You / Attitudes – 1978
A & M 2071 - Get Back / Space Race - 1978 (from the movie "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band")
Myrrh 189 - He Brought Me Out / I'm Giving My Life To Christ – 1979

Billy Preston & Syreeta

Motown 1460 - Go For It / With You I'm Born Again (Instrumental) – 1979
Motown 00016-D1 - Go For It (Vocal) (8:49) / Go For It (Instrumental) (8:43) - 1979 (12" release - from the motion picture "Fast Break")

Billy Preston vocal accompaniment by Syreeta

Motown 1470 - It Will Come In Time / All I Wanted Was You – 1979

Billy Preston & Syreeta / Billy Preston

Motown 1477 - With You I'm Born Again / All I Wanted Was You* - 1979 *Flip By Billy Preston.

Billy Preston

Motown Pr-64 - Give It Up Hot (5:59) / Sock-It Rocket (3:10) - 1979 (12" Promo Issue Only)

Billy Preston & Syreeta / Syreeta

Tamla 54312 - One More Time For Love / Dance For Me Children* - 1980 *flip by Syreeta.

Billy Preston & Syreeta

Motown 1497 - Please Stay / Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Your's) - 1980 (two singles were planned to be released on this number "Mystified / Move Together" by Black Russian  and this 45 which was unissued)  
Tamla 54319 - Please Stay / Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Your's)* - 1980 *also recorded in 1970 by Stevie Wonder on Tamla 54196 and in 1978 by The Soul Children on Stax 3206.

Billy Preston

Motown 1505 - Hope / Sock-It, Rocket – 1981
Motown 1511 - A Change Is Gonna Come / You – 1981

Billy Preston & Syreeta

Motown 1520 - Searchin' / Hey You – 1981
Motown 1522 - Just For You (Put The Boogie In Your Body) / Hey You – 1981

Billy Preston

Motown 1625 - I'm Never Gonna Say Goodbye / Love You So – 1982
Megatone 124 - And Dance (5:41) / Kick It (5:46) - 1984 (12" Release)
Motown 1870 - Since I Held You Close / It Don't Get Better Than This – 1986
Motown 4570 - Since I Held You Close (3 Versions) / It Don't Get Better Than This - 1986 (12" release)

Updates by Bosko Asanovic