EARL GAINES





SINGLES

EXCELLO 2056 EARL GAINES (with Louis Brooks & his Hi-Toppers) It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) / Chicken Huffle
(a-side Billboard/r'n'b #2, Jockey #2, Juke Box #2 & Best Seller #3)
1955 US
EXCELLO 2063 EARL GAINES (with Louis Brooks & his Hi-Toppers) Can't Keep From Cryin' / Baby, Baby, What's Wrong1955 US
EXCELLO 2072 EARL GAINES (with Louis Brooks & his Hi-Toppers) Long Time Ago / It's Drivin' Me Mad1955 US
EXCELLO 2088 EARL GAINES (with Louis Brooks & his Hi-Toppers) Please Understand / I Don't Need You Now1956 US
CHAMPION 1001 EARL GAINES (with Jimmy Beck & Orchestra) Now Do You Hear / Best Of Luck Baby1958 US
CHAMPION 1004 EARL GAINES (with Jimmy Beck & Orchestra) Love You So / Sittin' Here Drinkin'1960 US
CHAMPION 1017 EARL GAINES (with Jimmy Beck & Orchestra) Three By Seven / Hold Back My Tears1960 US
PONCELLO 712 EARL GAINES Let Me Down Easy / Show Me Something1961 US
EXCELLO 2217 EARL GAINES It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) / Please Love Me1962 US
HIT 41 EARL GAINES & LUCILLE JOHNS You Are My Sunshine / ?1962 US
HANNA-BARBERA HBR 481 EARL GAINS The Best Of Luck To You / It's Worth Anything
(a-side Billboard/r'n'b #28)
1966 US
HANNA-BARBERA HBR 510 EARL GAINS I Have Loved And I Have Lived / Don't Take My Kindness For Weakness1966 US
ATHENS 706 EARL GAINES (with Freddy Robinson Orchestra) White Rose (Theme) / White Rose1966 US
HOLLYWOOD 1117 EARL GAINS (with Freddy Robinson Orchestra) Fruit From Another Man's Tree / My Woman1967 US
HOLLYWOOD 1120 EARL GAINS (with Freddy Robinson Orchestra) Have Faith (In Me) / The Things I Used To Do1967 US
HOLLYWOOD 1123 A FRIEND (=Earl Gaines, with Freddy Robinson Orchestra) We're Gonna Miss You, Otis / Macon1968 US
HOLLYWOOD 1128 EARL GAINES (with Freddy Robinson Orchestra) Our Friend Is Gone / He Went To The Mountain1968 US
HOLLYWOOD 1131 EARL GAINES (with Freddy Robinson Orchestra) Tell Me Tonight / Three Wishes For A Fool1968 US
DELUXE 102 EARL GAINES (with Freddy Robinson Orchestra) The Door Is Still Open / My Pillow Stays Wet1968 US
DELUXE 111 EARL GAINES (with Freddy Robinson Orchestra) Good, Good Lovin' / The Meaning Of A Sad Song1969
DELUXE 117 EARL GAINES (with Freddy Robinson Orchestra) Don't Deceive Me / 24 Hours A Day1969 US
DELUXE 125 EARL GAINES (with Freddy Robinson Orchestra) You Belong To Me / From Warm To Cool To Cold1970 US
DELUXE 131 EARL GAINES (with Freddy Robinson Orchestra) Thrill On The Hill / What In The World Can I Call My Own1970 US
SEVENTY-SEVEN 103 EARL GAINES Yearning And Burning / Loving Her Was Easier1972 US
SEVENTY-SEVEN 110 EARL GAINES That's How Strong My Love Is / Keep Your Mind On Me1972 US
KING 45-6408 EARL GAINES (with overdubbed vocal group) Don't Deceive Me / My Pillow Stays Wet1973 US
SEVENTY-SEVEN 128 EARL GAINES You're The One / Turn On Your Love Light1973 US
SEVENTY-SEVEN 131 EARL GAINES Hymn No. 5 / If You Want What I Got
(a-side Billboard/r'n'b #36)
1973 US
SEVENTY-SEVEN 135 EARL GAINES I Can't Face It / Soul Children1973 US
ACE 3010 EARL GAINES Drownin' On Dry Land / Nine Pound Steel1975 US




ALBUMS

HBR HLP 9508 EARL GAINS: THE BEST OF LUCK TO YOU (DON'T TAKE MY KINDNESS FOR A WEAKNESS)  (LP)
The Best Of Luck To You / It's Worth Anything / Trust In Me / Too Many Times / The Door Is Still Open / Poor Man Gotta Make It / Don't Take My Kindness For Weakness / You Belong To Me / I Have Loved And I Have Lived / 24 Hours A Day / Mercy On My Soul
1966 US
DELUXE DLP-12002 LOVIN' BLUES  (LP)
My Woman / The Things I Used To Do / Three Wishes For A Fool / Fruit From Another Man's Tree / From Warm To Cool To Cold / 24 Hours A Day / / My Pillow Stays Wet / The Door Is Still Open / The Meaning Of A Sad Song / Don't Deceive Me / Everyday I Have The Blues
1970 US
VIVID SOUND VS-7010 THAT'S HOW STRONG MY LOVE IS  (LP)
19?? JPN
CHARLY CRB 1142 YEARNING AND BURNING  (LP)
A Certain Girl / I'll Take Care Of You / If You Want What I Got / Been So Long / Taking All Love I Can / Trust In Me / Keep Your Mind On Me / Turn On Your Love Light / Hymn No.5 / Nine Pound Steel / It Takes You / I Can't Face It / That's How Strong My Love Is / Since I Lost You / Yearning And Burning / You're The One
1986 UK
APPALOOSA AP 119 I BELIEVE IN YOUR LOVE  (LP)
It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) / Hey Hey I Love You / You're Gonna Burn / Closer To You / The Door Is Still Open / Part Time Love / Reap What You Sow / Breakdown / Drivin' Wheel / I Believe In Your Love / Take My Love
1996 US
BLACKTOP BT-1150 EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE ALRIGHT  (CD)
Every Night In The Week / Everything's Gonna Be Alright / Two Lovers Are Better Than One / Sittin' Here Drinkin' / Best Of Luck, Baby / The Same Thing / Your Buff's Too Big / Brandy And Champagne / I'll Carry A Torch / You Put A Spell On Me / Is It Good To You Baby
(1996 recordings produced by Fred James)
1999 US
BLACK MAGIC 9037 24 HOURS A DAY  (CD)
Best Of Luck Baby / Now Do You Hear / Sittin' Here Drinkin' / Love You So / If I Could Only Hold Back My Tears (with Larry Birdsong) / Three Times Seven / Let Me Down Easy / Show Me Something / You Are My Sunshine / The Best Of Luck To You / It's Worth Anything / Trust In Me / Too Many Times / The Door Is Still Open / Poor Man Gotta Make It / Don't Take My Kindness For Weakness / You Belong To Me / I Have Loved And I Have Lived / 24 Hours A Day / Mercy On My Soul
(Champion & HBR recordings 1958-1966)
1999 HOL
WESTSIDE 802 LOVIN' BLUES - THE STARDAY-KING YEARS 1967-1973  (CD)
My Woman / The Things I Used To Do / Three Wishes For A Fool / Fruit From Another Man's Tree / From Warm To Cool To Cold / It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) / My Pillow Stays Wet / The Door Is Still Open / The Meaning Of A Sad Song (Medley) / Don't Deceive Me (Please Don't Go) / Every Day I Have The Blues / Have Faith (In Me) / Tell Me Tonight / You Belong To Me / Good Good Lovin' / Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go / What In The World Can I Call My Own / Don't Deceive Me (Please Don't Go) (overdubbed version) / I'm the One You Need / House Full Of Rooms / Sixty Minute Man / Little Boy Blue / Finger Lickin' (instrumental by Johnny Shines & Earl Gaines Band)
1999 UK
CANNONBALL 29118 ROSCOE SHELTON & EARL GAINES: LET'S WORK TOGETHER  (CD)
Let's Work Together* / Why Do You Worry Me** / Mercy On My Soul*** / Someday Things Are Gonna Change* / We've Been Wrong** / Hello My Lover*** / Rock Me One More Time* / Blue And Miserable Unhappy** / I Don't Need You Tonight*** / Give Me Love* / Something's Wrong** / Best Of Luck To You*** / Be Good Or Be Gone*
(March-April 1998 recordins by *=Roscoe Shelton & Earl Gaines, **=Roscoe Shelton, ***=Earl Gaines, produced by Fred James)
2000 US
BLUE-FYE BFY-3735 EARL GAINES IS BACK - THE DIFFERENT FEELINGS OF BLUES & SOUL  (CD)
What Is Love / Let's Sit Down And Talk Things Over / I've Kissed My Last Ass / You Don't Love Me / Let's Party / So Satisfied / You're My Baby / Mistreated Woman / Let Me Live My Life My Way / Goodbye My Love / I Got To Sit Down And Get A Hold Of Myself / Slipping Around Must Be Catching
2005 US
AIM 1505 THE LOST SOUL TAPES  (CD)
Keep Your Mind On Me / I Can't Face It / I'll Take Care Of You / If You Want What I Got / That's How Strong My Love Is / Soul Children / Nine Pound Steel / Certain Girl / Hymn #5 / Hello My Lover / Been So Long / It Takes You / Lovin' Her Was Easier / Taking All The Love I Can / Since I Lost You / Trust Me / Yearning And Burning / You're The One Pt. 1 / You're The One Pt. 2 / Turn On Your Love Light
2006 AUS
SPV/BLUE LABEL 95782 CRANKSHAFT BLUES  (CD)
Don't Take My Kindness For A Weakness / Where Have You Been So Long / Crankshaft Blues / Someday Things Are Gonna Change / Baby Baby What's Wrong / You Don't Know But I Do / I Believe In Your Love / Farther Up The Road / Good News Real Bad / Doctor Lady / Hey Hey I Love You / It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day)
2007 GER
ECKO ECD 1106 NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES  (CD)
24 Hours A Day / Let's Call A Truce / Meat And Potatoes Man / Let The Past Be Past / If I Could Do It All Over / You Better Know Your Hole From Mine / Everything Sweet Reminds Me Of You / Good Old Country Boy / Nothing But Party Blues / Cheat On Schedule
2008 US
SPV/BLUE LABEL 308782 YOU GOT THE WALK  (CD)
You Got The Walk / A Fool's Advice / The Preacher's Daughter / Living On Borrowed Time / Love And Tenderness / Shoulda Been Me / Stacked In The Back / Mercy On My Soul / Part Time Love / You're Gonna Burn / Somebody Somewhere / Breakdown
2010 GER




COMPILATIONS & SESSION WORKS

STATESIDE SL 10112 V/A: THE REAL R&B  (LP)
It's Love Baby
1964 UK
EXCELLO 8011 V/A: THE REAL BLUES  (LP)
It's Love Baby
1969 US
CHARLY SAM 1 V/A: THIS IS CHARLY SOUL  (LP)
Turn On Your Lovelight
1987 UK
CHARLY CDCHARLY 42 V/A: SOUL DEEP  (CD)
Hymn No.5
1987 UK
CHARLY CDX 45/CD CHARLY 191 V/A: THE SOUND STAGE SEVEN STORY  (2-LP/CD)1989 UK
KRAZY KAT KK 7431 V/A: NASHVILLE R&B VOL.1, 1951-1956  (LP)
I Don't Need You Now
198? UK
STILL ST 1154 V/A: SHAKIN'...BLACK  (LP)
Now Do You Hear
19?? HOL
STOMPIN' 107 V/A: STOMPIN', VOL.7  (LP)
Now Do You Hear
19?? UK
ACE CDCHD 562 V/A: REAL EXCELLO R&B  (CD)
It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day)
1994 UK
ACE CDCHD 493 V/A: ACROSS THE TRACKS - NASHVILLE R&B AND ROCK'N'ROLL  (CD)
Now Do You Hear / Best Of Luck Baby
1996 UK
CHARLY CD LAB 103 V/A: THE SOUND STAGE 7 STORY  (2-CD)
You're The One / Hymn No 5
1996 UK
ACE CDCHD 672 V/A: ACROSS THE TRACKS, VOL.2 - MORE NASHVILLE R&B AND DOO WOP  (CD)
Sittin' Here Drinkin' / Love You So / Let Me Down Easy / You Are My Sunshine (with Lucille Johns)
1997 UK
P-VINE PCD-5229 V/A: EXCELLO RARITIES  (CD)
Can't Keep From Cryin' / I Don't Need You Now
1997 JPN
HIP-O 40108 V/A: HOUSE ROCKIN' & HIP SHAKIN', VOL.2 - LOUISIANA HOODOO PARTY  (CD)
It's Love Pretty Baby
1998 US
ACE CDCHD 684 V/A: ERNIE'S RECORD MART  (CD)
It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day)
1998 UK
ACE CDCHD 686 V/A: LOCATED IN THE RECORD CENTER OF THE SOUTH  (CD)
Can't Keep From Crying / I Don't Need You Now
1998 UK
RIPETE 2246 THE EXCELLO LEGENDS: THE EXCELLO LEGENDS  (CD)
Stagger Lee / Clifford's Blues / Reap What You Sow / Say When / I'm A Dreamer / Stacked In The Back / Three Time Loser / Farther Up The Road / Boogie Woogie Country Girl / Tell Me Her Name / Now You See Me, Now You Don't / It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) / You're What's Happening / Take My Love / Hey Hey I Love You / She's My Woman / Welfare Blues
(feat. Earl Gaines:vcl, Roscoe Shelton:vcl, Clifford Curry:vcl, Fred Williamson:gtr, Fred James:gtr/org, Jay Spell:pno, Phil Rugh:org, Jimmy Hall:hca/sax, Dennis Taylor:sax, Tom McGinley:sax, Bob Kommersmith:bs, Steve Mackey/Garry Tallent/Leon Martin:bs, Don Kendrick/Sam Lay/Bill Swartz/Andy Arrow:dms & the Nashville Horns)
-- reissue: Blue Moon CD 100, 2002 --
1998 UK
BLACK MAGIC 9036 JOHNNY JONES: RAISED ON BLUES  (CD)
Chip Off The Old Block / Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong / I Was Raised On The Blues / Can I Get An Amen / Groove Thing / Galloping Dominoes / Herb Stuffing / Sneaky Suspicion / Mighty Low / I Done Did That Already / Baptism Of Fire
(feat. Earl Gaines on background vcls)
1998 HOL
RIPETE 2253 THE ROADRUNNERS: RHYTHM ROCKIN' BLUES  (CD)
Rhythm Rockin' Blues / Rock A While / Yeah Yeah Yeah / Devil With A Blue Dress On / Leavin' Tennesee / You Must Be Crazy Or Something / Rockin' Ever Since I Met My Baby / Next Time You See Me / Every Night In The Week / Real Good Man / Baby Baby What's Wrong / I'll Be What You Want Me To Be / Young Girl / Ho Ho Ho
(featuring Earl Gaines:vcl, Jimmy Birdsong:vcl, Mel Owens:vcl, Charles Walker:vcl, Al Garner:vcl, Fred James:gtr, Gary Bohannon:gtr, Jay Spell:pno, Phil Rugh:org, Doug Moffet:sax, Dennis Taylor:sax, Bob Kommersmith:bs, Waldo LaTowsky:dms)
1999 US
HIP-O 40150 V/A: EXCELLO STORY, VOL.2 : 1955-1957  (CD)
It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day)
1999 US
MUNICH 12 V/A: WITCHCRAFT : BLACK MAGIC FOR BEGINNERS  (CD)
Mercy On My Soul
1999
WESTSIDE 208 V/A: CURIOSITIES : THE ACE '70S SINGLES AND SESSIONS  (2-CD)
Drowning On Dry Land / Nine Pound Steel / Don't Take My Kindness For A Weakness
2000 UK
BEAR FAMILY BCD 15864 V/A: A SHOT IN THE DARK - NASHVILLE JUMPS, 1945-1955  (8-CD)
Baby Baby What's Wrong
2000 GER
INDIGO CD 539 V/A: BEATLES BLUES  (CD)
Oh! Darling
2001 US
PAST PEFECT 220240-325 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES GOES ROCK & ROLL, VOL.1  (15-CD)
Now Do You Hear
2002 GER
LOST HIGHWAY/CMF B0002100-02 V/A: NIGHT TRAIN TO NASHVILLE - MUSIC CITY RHYTHM & BLUES 1945-1970  (2-CD)
It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) / White Rose (Theme)
2004 US
BEAR FAMILY BCD 16706 AS V/A: BLOWING THE FUSE, VOL.8 - 1952  (CD)
It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day)
2005 GER
TRIKONT US-0333 V/A: DIRTY LAUNDRY - THE SOUL OF BLACK COUNTRY  (CD)
You Are My Sunshine
2005 GER
TRIKONT US-0337 V/A: CHEATIN' SOUL (AND THE SOUTHERN DREAM OF FREEDOM)  (CD)
Hymn No. 5
2005 GER
CHARLY SNAJ 734 V/A: THE SOUND STAGE 7 STORY  (3-CD)
You're The One / Hymn #5 / That's How Strong My Love Is / I Can't Face It / I'll Take Care Of You
2005 UK
R.O.A.D. RDBL-44 V/A: NASHVILLE'S GOT THE BEAT! - '60S SOUL FROM ROGONA PRODUCTIONS  (CD)
Trust In Me / It's Worth Anything / The Best Of Luck To You
2005 US
BLUE LABEL/SPV 95822 CD V/A: THE PONCELLO RECORDS STORY  (CD)
Let Me Down Easy / You Are My Sunshine (with Lucille Johns)
2007 GER
BLUE LABEL/SPV 95832 CD V/A: THE CHAMPION RECORDS STORY  (CD)
Three Times Seven / Best Of Luck Baby / Sittin' Here Drinkin'
2007 GER
BLUE LABEL/SPV 49802 CD V/A: THE CHAMPIONS OF R&B  (CD)
The Door Is Still Open / A Fool's Advice
2007 GER
BLUE LABEL/SPV 50932 CD V/A: FROM L.A. TO N.Y.C. VIA NASHVILLE  (CD)
It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day)
2007 GER
BLUES TOWN BTCD 1052 V/A: BADASS ROCKERS  (CD)
Now Do You Hear
200?


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Fred James | Jarmo Hoppula | Alan Balfour

Published sources: Blues Records 1943 To 1970 Volume One (Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven, 1987) | Billboard Top R&B Singles (Joel Whitburn) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006)

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