BIG WALTER (THE THUNDERBIRD)





SINGLES

TNT 8005 BIG WALTER AND HIS THUNDERBIRDS   Calling Margie / Junior Jumped In 1955 US
TNT 8006 BIG WALTER AND HIS THUNDERBIRDS Oh No No Blues / Six Weeks Of Misery 1955 US
TNT 8009 BIG WALTER AND HIS THUNDERBIRDS This Is All / You Make Lovin' So Easy 1955 US
PEACOCK 1661 BIG WALTER AND HIS COMBO Gamblin' Woman / Shirley Jean 1956 US
PEACOCK 1666 BIG WALTER AND HIS THUNDERBIRDS Pack Fair And Square / Hello, Maria
(Note: This release is also available as an identical 2010 UK repro edition)
1956 US
PEACOCK 1669 BIG WALTER AND HIS THUNDERBIRDS Just Looking For A Home / You're The One I Need 1956 US
PEACOCK 1674 BIG WALTER AND HIS THUNDERBIRDS I'll Cry For You / I Gotta Go 4/1957 US
VOGUE ? BIG WALTER AND HIS THUNDERBIRDS Pack Fair And Square / (reverse by Louis Jones and his Rock'n Roll Band: Rock'n Roll Bells)  1957? FRA 
PEACOCK 1680 BIG WALTER AND HIS THUNDERBIRDS Ramona / Can't Stand To Lose 1958 US
GOLDBAND 1080   BIG WALTER San Antonio / Crazy Dream 12/1958 US 
GOLDBAND 1098 BIG WALTER Never Too Old / Oh Ramona 1960 US
MYRL 406 BIG WALTER AND HIS THUNDERBIRDS Feelin' A Little Worried / It's How You Treat Me 1961 US
MYRL 409 BIG WALTER AND HIS THUNDERBIRDS Watusie Freeze Part 1 / Watusie Freeze Part 2 1961 US
GLOBAL 409 BIG WALTER AND HIS THUNDERBIRDS Watusie Freeze Part 1 / Watusie Freeze Part 2 1961 US
TEAR DROP 3130 BIG WALTER Get To Gittin' / Nobody Loves Me 1966 US
JET STREAM 742 BIG WALTER Diane, It's About Time / Love Me One More Time 1967 US
SABA SS-9217A45/B45  BIG WALTER What Fool Is That Knocking / Walkin Down Life's Hiway   1985 US




ALBUMS

LUNAR #2 L2M-20017 BIG WALTER PRICE: BOOGIE - BIG WALTER THE THUNDERBIRD RECORDED LIVE AT THE AGORA CLUB  (10" LP)
Walters Boogie / Blueberry Hill / Big Walters Lement / Nobody Loves Me / Don't Know / Down The Road I Go / Shirley Jean / Hello Maria / Did What You Told Me
(recorded live at the Agora Club, Houston, TX, October 9, 1980 with the Lunar Blues Band feat. Big Walter Price:vcl/keys, Lee Durst:bs, Donnie Strange:dms)
1981 US
ACE CHD 246 BIG WALTER: BOOGIES FROM COAST TO COAST  (LP)
I Don't Know / Walking Across Texas / It Had To Be / Bloodstains On The Wall / Long Way To Go / I Won't Lie To You Anymore / Clock On The Motel Wall / I Want To Be Your Chauffeur / The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn / I Thought I Heard My Baby Cry / Louise / Tequilas And Margharitas / Someone Who Don't Understand / Walter's Boogie
(1971 recordings produced by Roy C. Ames)
1988 UK
P-VINE PCD-1615 BIG WALTER PRICE WITH ALBERT COLLINS: TEXAS THUNDERBIRD  (LP)
Big Walter with Albert Collins: My Tears / If Blues Was Money / Big Bad Woman (prev. unissued Beaumont 5/1963 recording) / I Wanta Be Your Chauffeur (prev. unissued Beaumont 5/1963 recording) / Nothing But The Blues / My Tears (original version) / Big Walter & The Thunderbirds: Walking Across Texas / Louise / Clock On The Motel Wall / Bloodstains On The Wall / I Don't Know / The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn / I Thought I Heard My Baby Cry / Walter's Boogie / It Had To Be / Long Way To Go / I Won't Lie To You Anymore / Walter's Boogie (electric piano version) / Someone Who Don't Understand / I Wanta Be Your Chauffeur
1988 JPN
COLLECTABLES COL-5505 BIG WALTER PRICE WITH ALBERT COLLINS: VINTAGE THUNDERBIRD  (LP)
I Don't Know / Walking Across Texas / Bloodstains On The Wall / If Blues Was Money (I'd Be A Millionaire) / Nobody Loves Me / Calling Margie / Junior Jumped In / You're Never Too Old / Six Weeks Of Misery / Tequilas And Margueritas / Wanta Be Your Chauffeur / Long Way To Go / It Had To Be / Life's Highway
1994 US
EDSEL/DIABLO DIAB 8018 BIG WALTER PRICE: GIT TO GITTIN' - THE CRAZY CAJUN RECORDINGS  (LP)
I Can't Stand It / Git To Gittin' / Nobody Loves Me / If The Blues Was Money / Money Is The Root Of All Evil / Love Me One More Time / Diane It's About Time / Answer To Staggerlee / If It Don't Fit Don't Force It / To The Married Man / Sandy Claws / Git To Gittin' (alt. take)
(c. 1963-67 Beaumont and Houston, TX recordings)
1999 UK
SONS OF SUNSHINE SSR-505923 BIG WALTER THE THUNDERBIRD: TELL ME  (CD)
Tell Me / What Fool Is That Knockin' / Big Bad Woman / I Treated You Like A Fool / If The Blues Was Money / Love Me One More Time / Nobody Loves Me / Pack Fair And Square / To The Married Men / Walkin' To Conroe / Walter's Boogie
2004 US
SONS OF SUNSHINE SSR-506029 BIG WALTER THE THUNDERBIRD: PAIN IN MY HEART  (CD)
Pain In My Heart / Summer Is Gone Winter Is Almost Here / Big Bad Woman / My Ol' Lady Says I'm Cheatin' On Her / Shirley Jean / So Tired / If The Blues Was Money / Twelve Midnight / Ma Ha / Copyright Your Man / If You Seen It Why Did You Step In It
2004 US
SONS OF SUNSHINE SSR-50702 BIG WALTER THE THUNDERBIRD: COOL BREEZE  (CD)
Answer To Stager Lee / Calling Margie / Cool Breeze / Get To Gettin' / A Long Way To Go / Hello Maria / Oh No Blues / Crazy Dreams / I Thought I Heard My Baby Crying / I Want To Be Your Chauffeur / Feeling A Little Worried / Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn
2005 US
SONS OF SUNSHINE SSR-50712 BIG WALTER THE THUNDERBIRD: SIX WEEKS OF MISERY  (CD)
Louise / Oh Ramona / San Antonio Here I Come / Six Weeks Of Misery / Preacher Who Turn To A Drunk / Never Too Old / Santa Claus Is Right Outside / The Old Clock On The Motel / Sheets And Pillows Torn To Pieces / Life's Highway / Lookin' For A Home / Junior Jumped In
2005 US
DIALTONE DT 0016 TEXAS SOUTHSIDE KINGS  (CD)
Mimbo (sung by Junior Moore) / Leo's Shuffle #2 (sung by Leo Morris with Oscar O'Bear) / Come On Down (sung by Bubba Mitchell) / Big Bad Woman (sung by Big Walter Price with Gene Taylor) / It's My Own Fault (sung by Willie Sampson) / Everyday I Have The Blues (sung by Spot Barnett) / I Want To Know (sung by Leo Morris with Oscar O'Bear) / Low Down Dresser (sung by Spot Barnett) / One Room Country Shack (sung by Junior Moore) / New Orleans & Galveston (sung by Big Walter Price with Gene Taylor) / Some Day (sung by Willie Sampson) / Tammy, Tammy (sung by Leo Morris with Oscar O'Bear) / On No (sung by Big Walter Price with Gene Taylor) / Drifting Blues (sung by Junior Moore)
2006 US




COMPILATIONS

VOGUE EPL 7301 (p/s) V/A: ROCK AND ROLL, VOL.6  (7" EP)
Pack Fair Et Square
1957 FRA
FLYRIGHT LP 4700 V/A: CHICKEN STUFF - HOUSTON GHETTO BLUES  (LP)
Nothing But The Blues (If Blues Was Money) / My Tears (Nobody Loves Me)
(recorded in Beaumont, TX, May 16, 1963 feat. Walter Price:vcl/pno, Albert Collins:gtr + unk. bs/dms + org/horns added on "My Tears")
-- reissue: "Houston Ghetto Blues", Flyright FLY 527, 1977 UK --
1970 UK
CBS 66278 V/A: NOTHING BUT THE BLUES  (2-LP)
My Tears
(issued in company with Hanover Publications' book "Nothing But The Blues" compiled by the Editors of Blues Unlimited)
1971 UK
GOLDBAND GRLP-7774/FC-12038 V/A: BLUESVILLE  (LP)
Oh Ramona
1974 US
FLYRIGHT FLY 527 V/A: HOUSTON GHETTO BLUES  (LP)
Nothing But The Blues (If Blues Was Money) / My Tears (Nobody Loves Me)
(reissue of Flyright LP 4700)
1977 UK
INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS IALP-13 V/A: EPITAPH FOR A LEGEND - INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS  (2-LP/2-CD)
Breakfast In Bed
-- reissues: Decal (LP) LIKD 52, 198? UK/Collectables (CD) COL-8813, 1993 US/Sunspots SPOT 537CD, 19?? ITA --
1980 US
LUNAR #2 L2M-20016 SHERMAN ROBERTSON & THE CROSSTOWN BLUES BAND: SHERMAN & FRIENDS  (10" LP)
Pack Fair And Square
(recorded live at Agora Club, Houston, TX, 1980)
1980 US
MOONSHINE BLP 104 V/A: GUITAR IN MY HANDS  (LP)
Get To Gettin'
1986 HOL
CHARLY/GOLDBAND GCL-120 V/A: BAYOU RHYTHM AND BLUES SHUFFLE, VOL.3  (LP)
Oh Ramona / San Antonio
1988 UK
HOME COOKING HCS 106 V/A: BLUES AS BIG AS TEXAS, VOL.1  (LP)
Bloodstains On The Wall
-- reissue: Collectables COL-5220, 1994 US --
1988 US
STOMPIN' ST 101 V/A: STOMPIN', VOL.1  (LP)
Just Looking For A Home
19?? UK
STOMPIN' ST 102 V/A: STOMPIN', VOL.2  (LP)
Gamblin' Woman
19?? UK
MUSIC MANIAC RECORDS MMLP 55001 V/A: DOWN HOME BLUES  (LP)
Big Walter With Albert Collins: Nothing But The Blues / If Blues Was Money
1990 GER
ACE CDCHD 424 V/A: EDDIE'S HOUSE OF HITS - THE STORY OF GOLDBAND RECORDS  (CD)
San Antonio
1992 UK
COLLECTABLES COL-5268 V/A: BROKE DOWN - BLUES ABOUT AUTOMOBILES  (CD)
I Wanta Be Your Chauffeur
1992 US
COLLECTABLES COL-5282 V/A: TEXAS PIANO GREATS  (CD)
Walter's Boogie / Bloodstains On The Wall
1993 US
COLLECTABLES COL-5283 V/A: GULF COAST GREATS - TALK ABOUT A PARTY!  (CD)
If Blues Were Money
1993 US
RHINO R2-71127-2 V/A: BLUES MASTERS, VOL.6 - BLUES ORIGINALS  (CD)
Pack Fair And Square
1993 US
ACE CDCHD 427/GOLDBAND CD-744 V/A: BAYOU BLUES BLASTERS  (CD)
Oh! Ramona
1993 UK/US
RHINO R2-71781-2 V/A: TEXAS MUSIC, VOL.1 - POSTWAR BLUES COMBOS  (CD)
Pack Fair And Square
1994 US
COLLECTABLES COL-CD-5342 V/A: BOOGIE THE JOINT : BOOGIE WOOGIE BLUES OF THE '40S AND '50S  (CD)
Big Walter's Boogie
1994 US
MCA 11441 V/A: BLUES CLASSICS  (3-CD)
Pack Fair And Square
1996 US
ROCKAFELLER US 7008 V/A: ROCK AND ROLL, THE UNTOLD STORY, VOL.8 - JIVE SPECIAL  (CD)
Pack, Fair And Square
1996
MR. DJ CD 101 V/A: CRUISIN' CLASSICS, VOL.1  (CD)
Ain't No Use You Lyin'
1998
SEPIA 002 V/A: MIDNIGHT RAMBLE TONIGHT!  (CD)
San Antonio
199? FRA
WESTSIDE WESD 231 V/A: SIR DOUG PRESENTS : LONE STAR JUKEBOX - THE DECADES OF TEXAS TREATS  (2-CD)
Git To Gittin'
2000 UK
OFFICIAL OF-CD 5679 G.L. CROCKETT MEETS BIG WALTER PRICE: ROCKIN' WITH THE BLUES  (CD)
Six Weeks Of Misery / Calling Margie / Junior Jumped In / Oh No No Blues / Shirley Jean / Gamblin' Woman / Pack, Fair And Square / Hello, Maria / You're The One I Need / Just Looking For A Home / I Gotta Go / I'll Cry For You / San Antonio / Crazy Dream / Never Too Old / Oh, Ramona / It's How You Treat Me / Feelin' A Little Worried
2003 DEN
STOMPIN' ST 329 V/A: STOMPIN' 29  (CD)
Pack Fair And Square / Gamblin' Woman
2006 UK
BEAR FAMILY BCD 16711 AS V/A: BLOWING THE FUSE, VOL.12 - 30 R&B CLASSICS THAT ROCKED THE JUKEBOX IN 1956  (CD)
Pack Fair And Square
2006 GER
PAN AMERICAN RECORDINGS 56016 V/A: SHE'S A DEVIL  (CD)
Pack Fair And Square
200?


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Jarmo Hoppula

Published sources: Blues Records 1943-1970 Volume Two (Mike Leadbitter-Leslie Fancourt-Paul Pelletier, 1994) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006)

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