Joy wrote and recorded many of his own compositions e.g. "Crash The Party", "Cold, Cold Woman", "She Cryed For Me" and "Dark Angel". Recording artists like Marty Robbins, Jackie Wilson, Charlie Rich, Burl Ives, Debbie Reynolds, Johnny Rivers and Carl Smith have recorded his songs. Among rockabilly collectors Joy's recording of "Rollin' The Juke Box Rock" is well known. Joy's band was one of the first American rockabilly ensembles to tour Europe. Benny Joy died in 1988.