CAROL FRAN





SINGLES

EXCELLO 2106  LIGHTNIN' SLIM (feat. Carol Fran:bckgr.vcls on b-side) Mean Ole Lonesome Train / I'm Grown1957 US
EXCELLO 2118  CAROL FRAN  One Look At You Daddy / Emmitt Lee1957 US
EXCELLO 2133 CAROL FRAN  I Quit My Knockin' / If We Should Meet Again1958 US
EXCELLO 2156 CAROL FRAN  Knock Knock / Emmitt Lee's Come Back1959 US
EXCELLO 2175 CAROL FRAN  One More Chance / Hold Me1960 US
GOLDBAND 1095 JIMMY WILSON (poss. feat. Barbara Lynn, Katie Webster & Carol Fran:bckgr.vcls)  That Is Why I'm Happy / Yankee Dandy Doodle1960 US
KHOURY'S 735 CAROL FRAN  So Tired Of Crying / Just Because You're Mine1962 US
LYRIC 1006 CAROL FRAN WITH THE CUPCAKES  The Great Pretender / Please Stand By Me1962 US
BEAU-MONDE 1934 CAROL FRAN  After A Night Out / It's You1962 US
PORT 45-3000 CAROL FRAN  Crying In The Chapel / I'm Gonna Try
(Note: This release is also available as an identical 2010 UK repro edition)
1965 US
PORT 45-3005 CAROL FRAN  It's My Turn Now / You Can't Stop Me1965 US
PORT 45-3006 CAROL FRAN  I Know / A World Without You1965 US
PORT 45-3012 CAROL FRAN  Any Day Love Walks In / Just A Letter1966 US
ROULETTE 4719 CAROL FRAN  So Close / Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind1967 US
JOSIE 1016 CAROL FRAN  Crying In The Chapel / I'm Gonna Try1970 US
MASTER-TRAK 3042 CAROL FRAN  Runnin' & Hidin' / I Caught Joe Pete Tryin' To Mess With My Toot Toot1985 US




ALBUMS

BLACK TOP BT 1071 CAROL FRAN & CLARENCE HOLLIMON: SOUL SENSATION  (CD)
Golden Girl / Push-Pull / I'll Make Your Life Sunshine / Blues For Carol / Box With The Hole In The Middle / My Happiness / I Needs To Be'd With / Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere / Forgive Me, But Heart Is Broken / Bring It On Home To Me - Old Folks Jam / I Had A Talk With My Man / Gristle / Mother's Love / Tin Tin Deo / This Little Light
-- reissue: P-Vine PCD 22253, 2006 JPN --
1992 US
BLACK TOP BT 1100 CAROL FRAN & CLARENCE HOLLIMON: SEE THERE!  (CD)
Daddy, Daddy, Daddy / I Miss You So / Keep Your Hands On My Heart / Are You Serious / I'll Never Be Free / See There! (Sure Is Tough) / Blabs / Mean And Evil Blues / Lookin' Good / You Got Me Dizzy / I Don't Want To Do Wrong / Door Poppin'
1994 US
TRADITION & MODERNE TM 18612 CAROL FRAN FEATURING CLARENCE HOLLIMON: WOMEN IN (E)MOTION  (CD)
Lonesome Road / Stormy Monday / Daddy Daddy / Peeping And Hiding / Sunny / Ain't Nobody's Business / You Don't Know Me / Darktown Strutter's Ball / Every Day Is Not The Same / Cry Me A River / All Of Me / Fine Brown Frame / Ain't Misbehavin' / Amazing Grace
1995 GER
JSP JSPCD 2139 CAROL FRAN & CLARENCE HOLLIMON: IT'S ABOUT TIME  (CD)
Texas Home / Jumpin' With Gristle / Come On Little Mama / Booty Butt / Put The Blame On Me / Herky Jerky / I Can't Go For That / No One Will Listen / Rock Bottom / Way I Used To Be / You Got Troubles
2000 UK
SOUND OF NEW ORLEANS SONO 1056 CAROL FRAN: FRAN-TASTIC  (CD)
Don't Deceive Me / Write Myself A Letter / You're Nobody Until Somebody Loves You / You Don't Know Me / Ain't Misbehaving / I Know / I Love You So / Cold Cold Heart / Don't You Want To Go / Went Up On The Mountain / Looking For Love / Take My Husband / Sick And Tired
(recorded in October 2001, feat, Carol Fran: vcl/pno, Selwyn Cooper:gtr, Robert Wilson:bs, Gary Edwards:bs [tracks 7 & 9], Harry Ravain:dms)
2002 US




COMPILATIONS AND SESSION WORKS

JIN LP 9018 COOKIE AND THE CUPCAKES, VOLUME 2  (LP)
The Great Pretender / Please Stand By Me
197? US
FLYRIGHT FLY 533 LIGHTNIN' SLIM: TRIP TO CHICAGO - THE LEGENDARY JAY MILLER SESSIONS, VOL.12  (LP)
Lightnin' Slim (feat. Carol Fran:bckgr.vcls): I'm Grown (alt. take)
1978 UK
ACE CH 179 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES HOUSE PARTY  (LP)
The Great Pretender
1986 UK
STOMPIN' ST 127 V/A: STOMPIN', VOL.27  (LP)
I'm Gonna Try
19?? UK
BLACK TOP CD BT-1059 THE TRISAXUAL SOUL CHAMPS: GO GIRL!  (CD)
The TriSaxual Soul Champs with Carol Fran: Can't Keep Up With You
1990 US
ACE CDCH 288 V/A: ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT - CLASSIC RECORDINGS FROM THE LOUISIANA BAYOUS  (CD)
The Great Pretender
1990 UK
BLACK TOP CD BT-1055 V/A: GULF COAST BLUES  (CD)
Carol Fran & Clarence Holliman: Everyday Is Not The Same / Emmit Lee
1990 US
BLACK TOP 2 V/A: BLACK TOP BLUES-A-RAMA - A BUDGET SAMPLER  (CD)
Carol Fran & Clarence Holliman: Emmitt Lee
1990 US
RHINO R2-70896 V/A: THE BEST OF EXCELLO, VOL.1 - SOUND OF THE SWAMP  (CD)
One More Chance
1990 US
RHINO R2 70896 V/A: THE SOUND OF THE SWAMP - THE BEST OF EXCELLO, VOL.1  (CD)
One More Chance
1991 US
BLACK TOP CD BT-1068 ANSON FUNDERBURGH AND THE ROCKETS FEATURING SAM MYERS: TELL ME WHAT I WANT TO HEAR  (CD)
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Carol Fran: Rent Man Blues / Happy Man
1991 US
BLACK TOP CD BT-1075 V/A: BLACK TOP BLUES PAJAMA PARTY  (CD)
All Of My Life
1992 US
BLACK TOP CD BT-1078 V/A: BLACK TOP SOUL SURVEY - A BLUES SAMPLER  (CD)
Carol Fran & Clarence Holliman: Golden Girl
1992 US
BLACK TOP CD BT-1084 GRADY GAINES AND THE TEXAS UPSETTERS: HORN OF PLENTY  (CD)
Grady Gaines & the Texas Upsetters with Carol Fran: Packin' Up
-- Japanese edition: P-Vine PCD-22258 --
1992 US
BLACK TOP CD BT-1089 V/A: BLACK TOP BLUES-A-RAMA, VOLUME 7  (CD)
Carol Fran & Clarence Holliman: Golden Girl / I Needs To Be Bee'd With / Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere
1993 US
BLACK TOP CD BT-1094 GUITAR SHORTY: TOPSY TURVY  (CD)
Guitar Shorty with Carol Fran: I'm So Glad I Met You
1993 US
ACE CDCHD 400 V/A: EXCELLO HITS!  (CD)
Emmitt Lee
1993 UK
ACE CDCHD 427 V/A: BAYOU BLUES BLASTERS  (CD)
Please Stand By Me
1994 UK
BLACK TOP 3 V/A: BLUE HIGHWAY - PAVING THE WAY TO YOUR SOUL  (CD)
Carol Fran & Clarence Holliman: Are You Serious
1994 US
MUNICH MSACD 008 V/A: BLUES BUSTER, VOLUME 2 - BLACK TOP SAMPLER  (CD)
Carol Fran & Clarence Holliman: Golden Girl
1994 HOL
AVI/EXCELLO 3001 V/A: THE BEST OF EXCELLO RECORDS  (CD)
One More Chance
-- reissue: AVI/Excello 4203, 1997 US --
1994 US
BLACK TOP CD BT-1124 V/A: BLACK TOP BLUES VOCAL DYNAMITE!  (CD)
I'll Never Be Free
1995 US
SEQUEL 756 V/A: JUBILEE JEZEBELS  (CD)
It's My Turn Now / You Can't Stop Me / I Know / Any Day Love Walks In / Just A Letter / A Word Without You
1996 UK
BLACK TOP 7005 V/A: BLACK TOP BAYOU STATE BOOGIE  (CD)
Emmitt Lee
1997 US
CRIMSON 19 V/A: BLUES BROTHER SOUL SISTER  (3-CD)
The Great Pretender
1997
P-VINE PCD-5229 V/A: EXCELLO RARITIES  (CD)
One More Chance / One Look At You Daddy
1997 JPN
CELEBRATION OF BLUES 2526 V/A: A CELEBRATION OF BLUES - THE GREAT SINGERS, VOL.2  (CD)
Carol Fran & James Davis: Bring It On Home To Me - Old Folks Jam
1997 US
SEQUEL 916 V/A: JUBILEE JEZEBELS, VOL.2  (CD)
Crying In The Chapel / I'm Gonna Try
1997 UK
EASYDISC 7028 V/A: NEW ORLEANS BLUES PARTY  (CD)
Carol Fran & Clarence Holliman: Daddy Daddy Daddy
1997 US
ACE CDCHD 682 V/A: LOUISIANA ROOTS - THE JAY MILLER R&B LEGACY  (CD)
Knock Knock (prev. unissued Excello recording)
1998 UK
ACE CDCHD 686 V/A: LOCATED IN THE RECORD CENTER OF THE SOUTH  (CD)
I Quit My Knockin' / One Look At You Daddy
1998 UK
WESTSIDE 525 V/A: DOCTOR GOOD SOUL - A ROULETTE RHYTHM'N'SOUL COMDENDIUM 1963-74  (CD)
Roll With The Punches
1998 UK
EASYDISC 7063 V/A: BLUES GUMBO  (CD)
Carol Fran & Clarence Holliman: Door Poppin'
1998 US
WESTSIDE 549 BETTY LAVETTE/CAROL FRAN: BLUESOUL BELLES  (CD)
A World Without You (take 4) / It's My Turn Now (take 4) / Just A Letter (take 10) / Any Day Love Walks In (take 2) / C'mon Let's Make Up (take 2) / So Close (take 1) / Roll With The Punches (take 3) / My Runaway Heart (take 1) / You're My Pleasure (take 2) / A Woman In Love (take 1) / I Was Such A Fool (To Fall In Love With You) (take 1) / Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind (take 2) / You Can't Stop Me (take 2) / I Know (take 1) / I'm Gonna Try / Crying In The Chapel
-- reissue: "The Complete Calla, Port & Roulette Recordings", EMI/Stateside 7243 860967 2 2, 2005 UK --
1999 UK
HIP-O 40156 V/A: EXCELLO STORY, VOL.3 - 1957-1961  (CD)
Emmitt Lee
1999 US
PUTUMAYO 161 V/A: LOUISIANA GUMBO  (CD)
Carol Fran & Clarence Holliman: Door Poppin'
2000 US
JSP 444 V/A: TRACK 16 - A SELECTION OF THE BEST MODERN BLUES  (CD)
Carol Fran & Clarence Holliman: The Way I Used To Be
2000 UK
STOMPIN' ST 303 V/A: STOMPIN' 3  (CD)
I'm Gonna Try
2001 UK
JSP 2151 V/A: WEST COAST REDEMPTION - THE JIMMY MORELLO STORY... SO FAR  (CD)
Carol Fran & Clarence Holliman: Put The Blame On Me / Texas Home
2001 UK
NONESUCH 79934 V/A: OUR NEW ORLEANS - A BENEFIT ALBUM FOR THE GULF COAST  (CD)
Tou' Les Jours «'est Pas la MÍme
2005 US
SHOUT! 1006 GUITAR SHORTY: THE BEST OF...  (CD)
Guitar Shorty with Carol Fran: I'm So Glad I Met You
2006 US
HONEYBEE ENTERTAINMENT # V/A: LOUISIANA SWAMP STOMP  (CD)
Tou' Les Jours C'est Pas La Meme (Every Day Is Not The Same)
2010 US


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: Blues Records 1943 To 1970 Volume One (Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven, 1987) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006) | The R&B Indies 2 (Bob McGrath, 2006) | The R&B Indies 3 (Bob McGrath, 2006) 

Online sources: www.allmusic.com | www.soulfulkindamusic.net/cfran.htm | www.myspace.com/carolfran1 | www.discogs.com/artist/Carol+Fran | www.soundofneworleans.com

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