ARTHUR ALEXANDER





SINGLES

FAME RECORDING CO. # (acetate) ARTHUR ALEXANDER She Wanna Rock / -
(Note: demo version of a 1959 song for Canadian c&w singer Arnie Derksen, co-written by J. Alexander and Henry Lee Bennett [credited as Charles Fenn on record label of Decca 9-30906, released in May 1959])
4/1959 US 
JUDD 1020 JUNE ALEXANDER Sally Sue Brown / The Girl That Radiates That Charm1960 US
DOT 45-16309 ARTHUR ALEXANDER You Better Move On / A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues12/1961 US
LONDON HLD 9523 ARTHUR ALEXANDER You Better Move On / A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues1962 UK
LONDON DL 20 603 ARTHUR ALEXANDER You Better Move On / A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues1962 GER 
DOT 45-16357 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Where Have You Been (All My Life) / Soldier Of Love
(a-side Billboard/pop #58)
1962 US
DOT 45-16387 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Anna (Go To Him) / I Hang My Head And Cry
(a-side Billboard/r&b #10 & pop #68)
8/1962 US
LONDON HLD 9566 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Where Have You Been (All My Life) / Soldier Of Love1963 UK
LONDON HLD 9641 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Anna (Go To Him) / I Hang My Head And Cry1963 UK
DOT 45-16425 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Go Home Girl / You're The Reason1963 US
LONDON HLD 9667 ARTHUR ALEXANDER You're The Reason / Go Home Girl1963 UK
DOT 45-16454 ARTHUR ALEXANDER I Wonder Where You Are Tonight / Dream Girl1963 US
DOT 45-16509 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Pretty Girls Everywhere / Baby Baby1963 US
DOT 45-16554 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Where Did Sally Go / Keep Her Guessin'1963 US
DOT 45-16616 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Black Night / Ole John Amos1964 US
LONDON HLD 9899 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Black Night / Ole John Amos1964 UK
DOT 45-16737 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Detroit City / You Don't Care1965 US
SOUND STAGE 7 45-2556 ARTHUR ALEXANDER (Baby) For You / The Other Woman1965 US
LONDON HLU 10023 ARTHUR ALEXANDER (Baby) For You / The Other Woman1966 UK
SOUND STAGE 7 45-2572 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Turn Around (And Try Me) / Show Me The Road1966 US
SOUND STAGE 7 SS7-2619 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Set Me Free / Love's Where Life Begins1968 US
MONUMENT 1060 ARTHUR ALEXANDER I Need You Baby / Spanish Harlem1968 US
SOUND STAGE 7 SS7-2626 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Bye Bye Love / Another1969 US
SOUND STAGE 7 SS7-2652 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Glory Road / Cry Like A Baby1970 US
WARNER BROS. 7571 ARTHUR ALEXANDER I'm Comin' Home / It Hurts To Want It So Bad1972 US
WARNER BROS. 7633 (promo) ARTHUR ALEXANDER Mr. John (stereo) / Mr. John (mono)1972 US
WARNER BROS. 7633 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Mr. John / You Got Me Knockin'1972 US
WARNER BROS. 7658 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Burning Love / It Hurts To Want It So Bad1972 US
BUDDAH BDA-492 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / Every Day I Have To Cry Some
(b-side Billboard/pop #45)
1975 US
BUDDAH BDS 439 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / Every Day I Have To Cry Some1976 UK
BUDDAH BDA-522 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Sharing The Night Together / She'll Throw Stones At You
(a-side Billboard/r&b #92)
1976 US
MUSIC MILL 1012 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Hound Dog Man's Gone Home / So Long Baby1977 US
BUDDAH BDA-602 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Sharing The Night Together / She'll Throw Stones At You1978 US
DOT 45-126 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Anna (Go To Him) / You Better Move On  (reissue)19?? US
HOME OF THE BLUES "COLLECTOR SERIES" HOTB-4 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Anna (Go To Him) / (reverse by Freddie Scott: Are You Lonely For Me)  (reissue)1980 US
COLLECTABLES COL 03375 7 ARTHUR ALEXANDER You Better Move On / Anna (Go To Him)  (reissue)19?? US
RIPETE 199 ARTHUR ALEXANDER Anna (Go To Him) / You Better Move On  (reissue)19?? US
COLLECTABLES 9104 (CD-single)  ARTHUR ALEXANDER You Better Move On / Anna (Go To Him)  (reissue)1991 US




EP'S

DOT DEP 655 (p/s) ARTHUR ALEXANDER 
You Better Move On / Lover Please / Hey Baby / The Wanderer
1962 SWE
LONDON RE-D 1364 (p/s) ALEXANDER THE GREAT 
You Better Move On / Where Have You Been / Anna / Go Home Girl
1963 UK
LONDON RE-D 1401 (p/s) ARTHUR ALEXANDER 
Soldiers Of Love / I Hang My Head And Cry / You're The Reason / Funny How Time Slips Away
1963 UK
DOT DLP 434 (7", 33 1/3 rpm jukebox EP) YOU BETTER MOVE ON 
You Better Move On / Hey! Baby / Funny How Time Slips Away / Lover, Please / The Wanderer / You're The Reason
1962 US




ALBUMS

DOT DLP 3434 (mono)/DLP 25434 (stereo) YOU BETTER MOVE ON  (LP)
You Better Move On / Love Letters / Hey! Baby! / Funny How Time Slips Away / Young World / A Thousand Stars / A Hundred Pounds Of Clay / Lover, Please / Love Me Warm And Tender / The Wanderer / Don't Break The Heart That Loves You / You're The Reason
-- UK edition: London HA-D 2457, 1962/reissues: MCA-Universal CD 19251, 1994 US/MCA MCD 30493 (with bonus tracks) --
1962 US
WARNER BROS. B/BS 2592 ARTHUR ALEXANDER (RAINBOW ROAD)  (LP)
I'm Comin' Home / It Hurts To Want It So Bad / Go Home Girl / In The Middle Of It All / Burning Love / Rainbow Road / Love's Where Life Begins / Down The Back Roads / Call Me Honey / Come Along With Me / Call Me In Tahiti / Thank God He Came
(feat. Arthur Alexander:vcl, Eddie Hinton:gtr, Johnny Christopher:gtr, Reggie Young:gtr, Bobby Wood:pno, Thomas Cain:pno, Bobby Emmons:keys, Shane Keister:keys Tommy Cogbill:bs, Mike Leech:bs, Gene Chrisman:dms, Hayward Bishop:dms, Kenny Malone:dms)
1972 US
ELEKTRA NONESUCH 61475 LONELY JUST LIKE ME  (CD)
If It's Really Got To Be This Way / Go Home Girl / Sally Sue Brown / Mr. John / Lonely Just Like Me / Every Day I Have To Cry Some / In The Middle Of It All / Genie In The Jug / Johnny Heartbreak / All The Time / There Is A Road / I Believe In Miracles
(feat. Arthur Alexander:vcl, Gary Nicholson:el.gtr/ac.gtr/bckgr.vcls, Reggie Young:el.gtr/ac.gtr, Tommy Spurlock:pedal st., Dan Penn:ac.gtr/bckgr.vcls, Thomas Cain:pno/org/el.pno/perc/bckgr.vcls, Donnie Fritts:pno/el.pno/perc, Spooner Oldham:pno/org/bckgr.vcls, Jim Spake:sax, Mike Leech:bs, Gene Chrisman:dms, Ashley Cleveland:bckgr.vcls)
-- reissue: Hacktone R2 271932, 2007 US (with bonus tracks) --
1993 US
HACKTONE R2 271932 LONELY JUST LIKE ME : THE FINAL CHAPTER  (CD)
If It's Really Got To Be This Way / Go Home Girl / Sally Sue Brown / All The Time / Lonely Just Like Me / Every Day I Have To Cry / In The Middle Of It All / Genie In The Jug / Mr. John / Johnny Heartbreak / There Is A Road / I Believe In Miracles / Live on Fresh Air, 1993: Introduction / Go Home Girl / "You Kinda Want To Get Paid" / Genie In The Jug / "I Think That's How They Heard Me" / You Better Move On / "I Started In The Church" / Every Day I Have To Cry / The hotel demos: Solitary Man / Johnny Heartbreak / Genie In The Jug / Lonely Just Like Me / Live at the Bottom Line, 1991: Anna
(extended reissue of Elektra Nonesuch CD)
2007 US




COLLECTIONS

ARIOLA/ABC 28 673 XAT THE STORY OF ROCK AND ROLL  (LP)
You Better Move On / Love Letters / Hey! Baby / Funny How Time Slips Away / Young World / A Thousand Stars / A Hundred Pounds Of Clay / Lover Please / Love Me Warm And Tender / The Wanderer / Don't Break The Heart That Loves You / You're The Reason
1977 GER
ACE CH 66 A SHOT OF RHYTHM AND SOUL  (LP)
Anna (Go To Him) / Sally Sue Brown / You're The Reason / Dream Girl / Go Home Girl / Shot Of Rhythm And Blues / Pretty Girls Everywhere / I Wonder Where You Are Tonight / You Better Move On / Girl That Radiates That Charm / Black Night / Soldier Of Love (Lay Down Your Arms) / I Hang My Head And Cry / Where Have You Been All My Life / You Don't Care / Old John Amos
1982 UK
ACE CH 207 SOLDIER OF LOVE  (LP)
Don't You Know It (prev. unissued) / Call Me Lonesome (prev. unissued) / Detroit City / After You (prev. unissued) / Love Letters / Keep Her Guessing / Hey! Baby / Soldier Of Love (Lay Down Your Arms) / All I Need Is You (prev. unissued) / Whole Lot Of Trouble (prev. unissued) / In The Middle Of It All (prev. unissued) / Funny How Time Slips Away / Without A Song (prev. unissued) / Love Me Warm And Tender
1987 UK
ACE CH 270 ARTHUR ALEXANDER  (LP)
I'm Comin' Home / It Hurts To Want It So Bad / Go On Home Girl / In The Middle Of It All / Burning Love / Rainbow Road / Lover Please / Love's Where Life Begins / Down The Back Roads / Call Me Honey / Come Along With Me / Call Me In Tahiti / Thank God He Came / They'll Do It Every Time
(extended reissue of Warner Bros. LP)
1989 UK
ACE CDCHD 922 THE GREATEST  (CD)
Anna (Go To Him) / You're The Reason / Soldier Of Love / I Hang My Head And Cry / You Don't Care / Dream Girl / Call Me Lonesome / After You / Where Have You Been (All My Life) / A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues / Don't You Know It / You Better Move On / All I Need Is You / Detroit City / Keep Her Guessing / Go Home Girl / In The Middle Of It All / Whole Lot Of Trouble / Without A Song / I Wonder Where You Are Tonight / Black Night
1991/2006 UK
MCA MCD 30493 YOU BETTER MOVE ON (PLUS BONUS TRACKS)  (CD)
You Better Move On (LP version) / Love Letters / Hey! Baby / Funny How Time Slips Away / Young World / A Thousand Stars / A Hundred Pounds Of Clay / Lover, Please Come Back / Love Me Warm And Tender / The Wanderer / Don't Break The Heart That Loves You / You're The Reason / Anna (Go To Him) / A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues / Go Home Girl / Soldier Of Love / Dream Girl / You Don't Care / Black Night / You Better Move On (single version)
(extended reissue of Dot LP)
1993 US/GER
RAZOR & TIE RE 2014 THE ULTIMATE ARTHUR ALEXANDER  (CD)
You Better Move On / Soldier Of Love (Lay Down Your Arms) / Shot Of R & B / Anna (Go To Him) / Every Day I Have To Cry Some / Call Me Lonesome / Detroit City / In The Middle Of It All / Pretty Girls Everywhere / Go Home Girl / Whole Lot Of Trouble / I Hang My Head And Cry / You Don't Care / Keep Her Guessin' / Where Have You Been (All My Life) / Black Night
1993 US
WARNER ARCHIVES 9 45581 2 RAINBOW ROAD - THE WARNER BROS. RECORDINGS  (CD)
Rainbow Road / Down The Back Roads / I'm Comin' Home / In The Middle Of It All / Call Me Honey / Lover Please / You Got Me Knockin' / It Hurts To Want It So Bad / Love's Where Life Begins / Come Along with Me / Burning Love / Go Home Girl / They'll Do It Everytime / Mr. John / Thank God He Came
1994 US
ACE CDCHD 805 THE MONUMENT YEARS  (CD)
Baby For You / Other Woman (In My Life) / Stay By Me / Me And Mine / Show Me The Road / Turn Around (And Try Me) / Baby This Baby That / Baby I Love You / In My Sorrow / I Want To Marry You / In My Baby's Eyes / Love's Where Life Begins / Miles And Miles From Home / You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care) / I Need You Baby / We're Gonna Hate Ourselves In The Morning / Spanish Harlem / Concrete Jungle / Taking Care Of A Woman / Set Me Free / Bye Bye Love / Another Time Another Place / Cry Like A Baby / Glory Road / Call Me Honey / Migrant / Lover Please / In The Middle Of It All
2001 UK




COMPILATIONS

GRANT GLP-3001 V/A: THIRTEEN HITS, VOL.1  (LP)
You Better Move On
(Note: compilation of mostly Dot material that was sold in W.T. Grant stores)
1962 US
DOT DLP 3425 V/A: MILLION $ MUSIC  (LP)
You Better Move On
196? US
DOT DLP-25979 V/A: WHERE WERE YOU WHEN?  (LP)
You Better Move On
1970 US
WARNER BROS. PRO 512 (promo) V/A: THE WHOLE BURBANK CATALOG  (2-LP)
It Hurts To Want It So Bad
1972 US
KOALA AW 14144 CARL PERKINS/ARTHUR ALEXANDER: SING A SONG WITH ME...  (LP)
Woman You've Been Cheatin' / I've Been A Hustler / From Sun Up To Sun Down / Listen
(piano-vocal demo recordings, published by Alan Cartee Music, all written by Arthur Alexander)
1979 US
RHINO RNLP 70071 V/A: BEATLE ORIGINALS - THE ORIGINAL VERSIONS OF THE SONGS THE BEATLES MADE FAMOUS  (LP)
Anna (Go To Him)
1986 US
P-VINE PCD-2005 V/A: ROLLING STONE CLASSICS  (CD)
You Better Move On
1987 JPN
TIME-LIFE R929-16 V/A: THE ROCK'N'ROLL ERA : 1962 – STILL ROCKIN'  (CD)
You Better Move On
1988 US
TIME-LIFE MUSIC 2RNR-38 V/A: THE ROCK'N'ROLL ERA : ROCK CLASSICS – THE ORIGINALS  (CD)
Anna (Go To Him)
1991 US
SIRE/WARNER BROS. 26731 V/A: SWEET SOUL MUSIC : VOICES FROM THE SHADOWS  (CD)
Rainbow Road
1992 US
SEQUEL NEX CD 226 V/A: UNDER THE INFLUENCE – THE ORIGINAL VERSIONS OF THE SONGS THE BEATLES COVERED  (CD)
Anna (Go To Him)
1992 UK
RHINO R2-71517 V/A: THE MUSCLE SHOALS SOUND  (CD)
You Better Move On
1993 US
SONY MUSIC SPECIAL PRODUCTS AK-53918 V/A: RUBBER SOULED  (CD)
Anna (Go To Him)
1993 US
RHINO R2 71517 V/A: THE MUSCLE SHOALS SOUND  (CD)
You Better Move On
1993 US
RIPETE 2192 V/A: THE BEACH MUSIC ANTHOLOGY  (4-CD)
Anna (Go To Him)
1994 US
RAZOR & TIE 2813 V/A: IN THEIR OWN WORDS, VOL.1  (CD)
Anna (Go To Him)
(live at Bottom Line, New York)
1994 US
MCA/CHESS MCD 9347/MCD 19264 V/A: STONE ROCK BLUES – THE ORIGINAL RECORDINGS OF SONGS COVERED BY THE ROLLING STONES  (CD)
You Better Move On
1994 US
VARESE SARABANDE 5687 V/A: THE HISTORY OF DOT RECORDS, VOL.2 – COME GO WITH ME  (CD)
Anna (Go To Him)
1996 US
KENT CDKEND 159 V/A: BILL HANEY'S ATLANTA SOUL BROTHERHOOD  (CD)
You Better Listen To Me (prev. unissued)
1998 UK
ACE CDCHD 695 V/A: GEORGE TOMSCO - THE TEX-MEX FIREBALL  (CD)
You Don't Care
1998 UK
WARNER BROS. 46428 V/A: FROM WHERE I STAND : THE BLACK EXPERIENCE IN COUNTRY MUSIC  (3-CD)
Detroit City
1998 US
KENT CDKEND 172 V/A: BILL HANEY'S ATLANTA SOUL BROTHERHOOD, VOL.2  (CD)
You Ain't For Real (previously unissued mid 1960's recording)
1999 UK
CONNOISSEUR VSOP CD 276 V/A: PRE FAB! - THE ROCK & ROLL & R'N'B THAT INSPIRED LENNON & MCCARTNEY  (CD)
Shot Of Rhythm And Blues
1999 UK
RIPETE 2277 V/A: THE BEACH MUSIC ANTHOLOGY, VOL.3  (4-CD)
You Better Move On
2000 US
ORIGINAL SOUND 9330 V/A: 20 HARD TO FIND JAMS  (CD)
Sharing The Night Together
2001 US
ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE LTD. 001 V/A: SEX - TOO FAST TO LIVE TOO YOUNG TO DIE  (CD)
You Better Move On
2003
ERIC 11522 V/A: TEEN TIME - THE YOUNG YEARS OF ROCK & ROLL, VOL.3 : A VERY SPECIAL LOVE  (CD)
You Better Move On
2004 US
LOST HIGHWAY/CMF B0002100-02 V/A: NIGHT TRAIN TO NASHVILLE - MUSIC CITY RHYTHM & BLUES 1945-1970  (2-CD)
Anna (Go To Him)
2004 US
TRIKONT US-0333 V/A: DIRTY LAUNDRY - THE SOUL OF BLACK COUNTRY  (CD)
Love's Where Life Begins
2004 GER
ACE CDCHD 1141 V/A: GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! - A YEARBOOK OF DREAM DATES  (CD)
Anna (Go To Him)
2007 UK
BEAR FAMILY BCD 16868 V/A: SWEET SOUL MUSIC - 28 SCORCHING CLASSICS FROM 1962  (CD)
You Better Move On
2008 GER
TRIKONT US-0367 V/A: MORE DIRTY LAUNDRY - THE SOUL OF BLACK COUNTRY  (CD)
Everyday I Have To Cry
2008 GER
KENT CDKEND 299 V/A: IN THE NAKED CITY  (CD)
Concrete Jungle
2008 UK
KENT KENTBOX 10 V/A: TAKE ME TO THE RIVER - A SOUTHERN SOUL STORY 1961-1977  (3-CD)
Go Home Girl
2008 UK
ACE CDCHD 1212 V/A: GLITTER & GOLD - WORDS & MUSIC BY BARRY MANN & CYNTHIA WEIL  (CD)
Where Have You Been (All My Life)
2009 UK
ACE CDCHD 1235 V/A: A SOLITARY MAN - THE EARLY SONGS OF NEIL DIAMOND  (CD)
Glory Road
2009 UK
ACE CDCHD 1280 V/A: THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN ROCK'N'ROLL, VOL.12  (CD)
You Better Move On
2010 UK
ACE CDCHD 1284 V/A: SWEET INSPIRATION - THE SONGS OF DAN PENN & SPOONER OLDHAM  (CD)
Cry Like A Baby
2011 UK
KENT KENTBOX 12 V/A: THE FAME STUDIOS STORY 1961-1973  (3-CD)
You Better Move On / I Hope They Get Their Eyes Full
2011 UK
KENT CDKEND 375 V/A: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS - WHERE COUNTRY MEETS SOUL  (CD)
Detroit City
2012 UK
GO ENTERTAIN GO3CD 7201 V/A: MARCH OF THE MODS  (3-CD)
You Better Move On
2012 UK


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Jennings Falcon

Published sources: Goldmine Standard Catalog Of Rhythm & Blues Records (Tim Neely, 2002) | Rare Record Price Guide 2004 (Record Collector, 2002) | Billboard Top R&B Singles (Joel Whitburn, 1988) | Billboard Top 100 Singles (Joel Whitburn, 1994) | The EP Book - Swedish Rock & Pop Pressings 1954-1969 (Roger Holegård, 2nd edition, 2009)

Online sources: www.allmusic.com/artist/arthur-alexander-mn0000931202 | www.ebay.com | www.discogs.com/artist/Arthur+Alexander | rateyourmusic.com/artist/arthur_alexander | en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Alexander | www.discogs.com/artist/Arthur+Alexander | rubbercityreview.com/2012/05/the-country-soul-of-arthur-alexander | geminispacecraft.blogspot.fi/2010/02/arthur-alexander-shot-of-rhythm-blues.html | www.soulwalking.co.uk/Arthur%20Alexander.html

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