Records recorded at Memphis Recording Service (later SUN studios)

 

4-Star NRS 1   Various Artists

 

Ultra-rare promotional 10" inch 78 RPM sampler with locked grooves including
both sides of Lost John Hunter's upcoming release plus Billboard's review from August 1950.

 

4-Star 1492   Lost John Hunter and his Blind Bats
Cool down mamma / Schoolboy (Late June 1950)

 

Recorded May 1950 at Memphis Recording Service.

 

Gilt-Edge ET-114   Various Artists

Ultra-rare promotional 10" inch 33 1/3 RPM sampler
including Slim Rhodes' Skunk hollow boogie.

 

Gilt-Edge 5015   Slim Rhodes
Save a little love for me / Skunk hollow boogie (August 1950)

 

Recorded July 1950 at Memphis Recording Service.

 

The Phillips 9001 / 9002   Joe Hill Louis - One Man Band
Gotta let you go / Boogie in the park (Early September 1950)

 

Recorded spring/summer 1950 at Memphis Recording Service.
300 copies pressed by Plastic Products on August 30, 1950.

 

4-Star 1511   Lost John Hunter and his Blind Bats
Y - M and V blues / Boogie for me baby (September 1950)

 

Recorded May 1950 at Memphis Recording Service.

 

Gilt-Edge 5026 / Maple Leaf G-203   Slim Rhodes
Sixty days / Memphis bounce (1951)

 

 

 

Recorded December 1950 at Memphis Recording Service.
White lable promo, regular red commercial and very rare Canadian editions depicted.

 

Gilt-Edge 5034   Slim Rhodes
Time marches on / Hot foot rag (1951)

 

 

Recorded December 1950 at Memphis Recording Service.
White lable promo and regular red commercial editions depicted.

 

Gilt-Edge 5044   Slim Rhodes
Red, white and blue / Ozark boogie (1951)

 

 

Recorded July 1950 at Memphis Recording Service.
White lable promo and regular red commercial editions depicted.

 

RPM 304   B B King
Mistreated woman / B B boogie (fall 1950)

 

Recorded July 1950 at Memphis Recording Service.

 

Modern 20-795   Joe Hill Louis - the one man band
I feel like a million / Heartache baby (fall 1950)

 

Recorded July 27, 1950 at Memphis Recording Service.

 

RPM 318   B B King
Don't you want a man like me / My baby's gone (early 1951)

 

Recorded January 8, 1951 at Memphis Recording Service.

 

Modern 809   Walter 'Mumbles' Horton
Little boy blue / Now tell me baby (early 1951)

 

Recorded February 1951 at Memphis Recording Service.

 

Modern 813   Joe Hill Louis - the one man band
Cold chills / Boogie in the park (early 1951)

 

Recorded November 27, 1950 at Memphis Recording Service.

 

RPM 322   Rosco Gordon
City women / Roscoe's boogie (April 1951)

 

Recorded February 1951 at Memphis Recording Service.
NB: Rosco's name is misspelt on all RPM labels.

 

Modern 822   Joe Hill Louis - the one man band
Walkin' talkin' blues / Street walkin' woman (spring 1951)

 

Recorded in December and on November 27, 1950 respectively at Memphis Recording Service.

 

RPM 323   B B King
B B blues / She's dynamite (summer 1951)

 

Recorded January 8 and May 27, 1951 repectively at Memphis Recording Service.

 

RPM 324   Rosco Gordon
Ouch! Pretty baby / Saddled the cow (and milked the horse) (August 1951)

 

Recorded April 1951 at Memphis Recording Service.

 

Modern 828   Joe Hill Louis - the one man band
Eyesight to the blind / Going down slow (fall 1951)

 

Recorded December 1950 and April 30, 1951 at Memphis Recording Service.

 

RPM 327   Willie Nix
Lonesome bedroom blues / Try me one more time (fall 1951)

 

Recorded July 1951 at Memphis Recording Service.

 

RPM 330   B B King
She's a mean woman / Hard workin' woman (fall 1951)

 

Recorded June 18, 1951 at Memphis Recording Service.

 

Modern 839   Joe Hill Louis - the one man band
Gotta go baby / Big legged woman (fall 1951)

 

Recorded April 30, 1951 at Memphis Recording Service.

 

RPM 336   Rosco Gordon
Dime a dozen / A new remedy for love (fall 1951)

 

Recorded July 1951 at Memphis Recording Service.

 

RPM 338   Walter 'Mumbles' Horton
Black gal / Jumpin' blues (fall 1951)

 

Recorded June or July 1951 at Memphis Recording Service.

 

Modern 856   Joe Hill Louis - the one man band
Peace of mind / Chocolate blonde (1952)

 

Probably recorded early 1952 at a non SUN-related location.

 

RPM 348   B B King and his Orchestra
Fine lookin' woman / She don't move me no more (March 1952)

 

A-side recorded January 8, 1951 at Memphis Recording Service.
B-side recorded in September 1951 at another, non SUN-related, location.

 

RPM 365   Rosco Gordon and his Orchestra
What you got on your mind / Two kind of women (September 1952)

 

B-side recorded December 3, 1951 at Memphis Recording Service. A-side possibly
recorded at a non SUN-related, location. NB: Rosco's name is misspelt on all RPM labels.

 

Chess 1458   Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats
Rocket 88 / Come back where you belong (April 1951)

 

Recorded on March 5, 1951 at Memphis Recording Service. NB: this record
is really by Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm with saxophonist Brenston singing.

 

Chess 1459   Ike Turner and his Kings of Rythm
Heartbroken and worried / I'm lonesome baby (April 1951)

 

Recorded on March 5, 1951 at Memphis Recording Service, same session as Chess 1458.

 

Chess 1465   Lou Sargent and his Orchestra
Ridin' the boogie / She really treats me wrong (July 1951)

 

Recorded in May 1951 at Memphis Recording Service. B-side vocals by Les Mitchell.

 

Chess 1466   Rufus Thomas, Jr
Night workin' blues / Why did you deegee? (July 1951)

 

Recorded in May/June 1951 at Memphis Recording Service.

 

Chess 1469   Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats
My real gone rocket / Tuckered out (October 1951)

 

Recorded in May and September 20, 1951 respectively at Memphis Recording Service.

 

Chess 1472   Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats
Juiced / Independent woman (July 1951)

 

Recorded in June 1951 at Memphis Recording Service. A-side vocals by Billy Love.

 

Chess 1473   Evangelist Gospel Singers of Alabama
Leaning on the Lord / Lord stop the war (Summer 1951)

 

Probably recorded in June 1951 at Memphis Recording Service. NB: This recording session is not
logged in the MRS files, but Chess' archives indicate that the masters were purchased from Sam Phillips.

 

Chess 1475-A   Harmonica Frank [Floyd]
Swamp root / Going away walkin' (August 1951)
Swamp root / Step it up and go (later)

 

 

Recorded July 15, 1951 at Memphis Recording Service. For some
reason the B-side was changed from blues to faster country after the initial release.

 

Chess 1479   The Howlin' Wolf
Moanin' at midnight / How many more years (August 1951)

 

Recorded May 14, 1951 at Memphis Recording Service.

 

Chess 1486   Evangelist Gospel Singers of Alabama
Never grow old / Walk in the light (December 1951)

 

Probably recorded in August 1951 at Memphis Recording Service. NB: This recording session is not
logged in the MRS files, but Chess' archives indicate that the masters were purchased from Sam Phillips.

 

Chess 1487   Rosco Gordon
Booted / Love you 'til the day I die (December 1951)

 

Recorded in August 1951 at Memphis Recording Service. B-side vocals by
Bobby 'Blue' Bland. NB: Rosco's name is misspelt on the label.

 

Chess 1494   Harmonica Frank
Howlin' tomcat / She's done moved (January 1952)

 

Recorded in December 1951 at Memphis Recording Service.

 

Chess 1495   Bob Price
How can it be? / Sticks and stones (January 1952)

 

Recorded December 2, 1951 at Memphis Recording Service. Note red 'Hill Billy Series' label.

 

Chess 1497   The Howlin' Wolf
The Wolf is at your door / Howlin' Wolf boogie (January 1952)

 

Recorded December 18, 1951 at Memphis Recording Service.

 

Chess 1504   Doctor Ross and his Jump and Jive Boys
Country clown / Doctor Ross boogie (March 1952)

 

Recorded on November 29, 1951 at Memphis Recording Service.

 

Chess 1508   Billy 'Red' Love and his Orchestra
Drop top / You're gonna cry (April 1952)

 

Recorded July 31, 1951 at Memphis Recording Service.

 

Chess 1510   The Howlin' Wolf
Gettin' old and grey / Mr Higway man (April 1952)

 

Recorded January 23, 1952 at Memphis Recording Service.

 

Checker 756   Willie Nix
Truckin' little woman / Just one mistake (July 1952)

 

Recorded April 25, 1952 at the SUN Studio.

 

Checker 757   Woodrow Adams and the Three B's
Pretty baby blues / She's done come and gone (probably unreleaesed)

Recorded May 24, 1952 at the SUN Studio.

 

Chess 1515   The Howlin' Wolf
Saddle my pony / Worried all the time (July 1952)

 

Recorded April 17, and probably January 23 1952 at Memphis Recording Service.

 

Chess 1517   Rufus Thomas, Jr
Juanita / Decorate the counter (July 1952)

 

Recorded on April 21, 1952 at the SUN Studio.

 

Checker 763   Joe Hill Louis
Dorothy Mae / When I am gone (November 1952)

 

Recorded on July 18 and March 31, 1952 at the SUN Studio.

 

Chess 1528   Howlin' Wolf
Oh, Red!! / My last affair (November 1952)

 

Recorded October 7, 1952 at the SUN Studio.

 

Chess 1529   Walter Horton
Walter's boogie / West winds are blowing (probably unreleaesed)

Recorded September 15, 1952 at the SUN Studio.

 

Chess 1547   Joseph Dobbin and the Four Cruisers
Beale St. shuffle / On account of you (July 1953)

 

Recorded June 3, 1953 at the SUN Studio.

 

Duke 109   Rosco Gordon and the Beale Streeters
Too many women / Wise to you baby (November 1952)

 

Recorded on July 21, 1952 at the SUN Studio.

 

Trumpet 187   [Jesse] 'Tiny' Kennedy
Early in the morning, baby / Strange kind of feeling (December 1952)

 

Recorded September 25, 1952 at the SUN Studio.

 

Trumpet 189   Sherman 'Blues' Johnson and his Clouds of Joy
Pretty baby blues / Sugar mama (December 1952)

 

Recorded September 30, 1952 at the SUN Studio.

 

Trumpet 192   [Billy] 'Tag' Williams
Island of heartaches / By and by (December 1952)

 

 

 

Recorded in October 1952 at the SUN Studio. 78 and 45 rpm labels depicted. Note the
'Bye' / 'By' spelling and writer credits revision on the two 78 rpms. The rarer misprint is on top.

 

Trumpet 188   [Jesse] 'Tiny' Kennedy
Blues disease / Don't lay this job on me (April 1953)

 

Recorded September 25, 1952 at the SUN Studio.

 

Trumpet 190   Sherman 'Blues' Johnson and his Clouds of Joy
Hot fish / Lost in Korea (April 1953)

 

Recorded September 30, 1952 at the SUN Studio. Sound effects
overdubbed on 'Lost in Korea' by Sam Phillips in October.

 

Trumpet 193   [Billy] 'Tag' Williams
Sweetheart I wouldn't change a thing / One-sided love (April 1953)

 

 

Recorded in October 1952 at the SUN Studio. 78 and 45 rpm labels depicted.

 

Action Productions 100 / 101-B   'Dreamy Joe'
Holsum boogie / You've done me wrong (1953)

 

Rare custom pressing for Holsum Bread radio commercials, recorded at Memphis Recording Service.
Sources suggest either Joe Manuel or Gene Steele as the artist. Similar records for other
breads were made, for example: Daisy Bread, Hardin Bread and Sweetheart Bread.

 

 

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