EDGAR BLANCHARD : SESSION DISCOGRAPHY (incomplete)





                                                                                                                                                                                                           

EARL WILLIAMS/PAUL GAYTEN & HIS TRIO      New Orleans, LAJanuary 1947
Paul Gayten (vcl -2/p), Earl Williams (vcl -1), Edgar Blanchard (g), Warren Stanley (b),
Robert Green (d)
Striking Blues  -1DeLuxe 1058/DeLuxe 3058
Rainy Morning Blues  -1DeLuxe 1058/DeLuxe 3058
Your Hands Ain't Clean  -2DeLuxe 1063/DeLuxe 3063
(You Don't Love Me) True  -2DeLuxe 1063/DeLuxe 3063

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

COUSIN JOE & HIS SEXTET      New Orleans, LAFebruary 1947
Pleasant Joseph (vcl), poss. Lee Allen (ts), Paul Gayten (p), Edgar Blanchard (g),
Warren Stanley (b), Robert Green (d)
Just As Soon As I Go HomeDeLuxe 1065/DeLuxe 3065
Phoney Woman BluesDeLuxe 1065/DeLuxe 3065
Little Woman BluesDeLuxe 1067/DeLuxe 3067
It's Dangerous To Be A HusbandDeLuxe 1067/DeLuxe 3067

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

PAUL GAYTEN & HIS TRIO      New Orleans, LAApril 1947
Paul Gayten (vcl -1/p), Edgar Blanchard (g), Warren Stanley (b), Robert Green (d)
Laura  -1DeLuxe 1076/DeLuxe 3076
Trust In Me  -1DeLuxe 1076/DeLuxe 3076
That Ain't No Lie  -1DeLuxe 1078/DeLuxe 3078
Gayten's Boogie (instr.)DeLuxe 1078/DeLuxe 3078

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

EDGAR BLANCHARD/PAPA LIGHTFOOT/DONALD COOKS/NORMAN
DUNLAP & THE GONDOLIERS      Houston, TX, ACA Recording Studio
1949
Edgar Blanchard (g/vcl -1), Alexander "Papa George" Lightfoot (hca */vcl -2),
Tommy Ridgley (p), John "Silver" Cooks (d/vcl -3), Norman Dunlap (vcl -4), unk. b
Creole Gal Blues  -1 *Peacock 1514
She'll Be Mine After Awhile -1Peacock 1514
Papa George Blues  -2 *unissued
Lightfoot Boogie  -2 *unissued
Mr. Ticket Agent  -3Peacock 1510
Coming Back Home  -3Peacock 1510
Sailboat On The Ocean  -3unissued
Even Though  -3unissued
If This Is Love  -4Peacock 1515
You Mean The World To Me  -4Peacock 1515

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

ROY BROWN & HIS MIGHTY MIGHTY MEN      Cincinnati, OHJune 15, 1950
Roy Brown (vcl), Wilbur Harden (tp), Johnny Fontennette (ts), Leroy Rankins (bs),
Edward Santineo (p), Edgar Blanchard (g), Ike Isaacs (b), Calvin Shields (d)
Love Don't Love NobodyDeLuxe 3306
Dreaming BluesDeLuxe 3306
Good Man BluesDeLuxe 3312
Too Much Lovin' Ain't No GoodCharly LP CRB 1093 (1985)

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

ROY BROWN & HIS MIGHTY MIGHTY MEN      Cincinnati, OHJune 22, 1950
Roy Brown (vcl), Wilbur Harden (tp), Johnny Fontennette (ts), Leroy Rankins (bs),
Edward Santineo (p), Edgar Blanchard (g), Ike Isaacs (b), George Jenkins (d)
Long About SundownDeLuxe 3308
Teen-Age JamboreeDeLuxe 3311
Train Time BluesDeLuxe 3318
Bar Room BluesDeLuxe 3319

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

ROY BROWN & HIS MIGHTY MIGHTY MEN      Cincinnati, OHJune 23, 1950
Roy Brown (vcl), Wilbur Harden (tp), Johnny Fontennette (ts), Leroy Rankins (bs),
Edward Santineo (p), Edgar Blanchard (g), Ike Isaacs (b), George Jenkins (d), unk. choir -1
Double Crossin' WomanDeLuxe 3311
Beautician Blues  -1DeLuxe 3313
Drum Boogie (instr.)Charly CD CHARLY 289 (1991)
Swingin' With Johnny (instr.)Charly CD CHARLY 289 (1991)

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

ROY BROWN & HIS MIGHTY MIGHTY MEN      Cincinnati, OHJanuary 16, 1951
Roy Brown (vcl), Leslie Ayres (tp), Wilbur Prysock (ts), Orrington Hall (ts/bs),
James Robinson (p), Edgar Blanchard (g), Clarence Mack (b), Calvin Shields (d), unk. choir -1
Wrong Woman BluesDeLuxe 3313
Big TownDeLuxe 3318
Good Rockin' Man  -1DeLuxe 3319
I've Got The Last Laugh NowDeLuxe 3323

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

MARIE ADAMS      Houston, TX1952
Marie Adams (vcl), Joe Scott (tp), Bill Harvey (ts), Fred Ford (bs), Paul Monday (p),
Edgar Blanchard (g), Johnny Parker (b), "Wimpey" (d)
My Search Is OverPeacock 1583
I'm Gonna Play The Honky TonksPeacock 1583
He's My ManPeacock 1604
My DestinationPeacock 1646

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

CLARENCE SAMUELS      New Orleans, LA1952
Clarence Samuels (vcl), Edward Santineo (p), Edgar Blanchard (g), Alonzo Stewart (d)
I Didn't Sleep A Wink Last NightPark 78rpm EP 801 (1952)/Waldorf Record Corp. LP 33-T-1 (195?)
How Many More YearsPark 78rpm EP 801 (1952)/Waldorf Music Hall 10" LP MH-33-136 (1955)/Waldorf Record Corp. LP 33-T-1 (195?)
Tender HeartPark 78rpm EP 801 (1952)/Waldorf Record Corp. LP 33-T-1 (195?)
You Know I Miss YouPark 78rpm EP 802 (1952)/Waldorf Record Corp. LP 33-T-1 (195?)

Note: There were altogether three different volumes in Park Records' (Harrison, NJ) various artists 78rpm EP series (Park 801 - Clarence Samuels: I Didn't Sleep A Wink Last Night / Dave Barton: Kiss Me Baby / Clarence Samuels: How Many More Years / Tender Heart / Meyer Kennedy & Orch.: Bookies Blues / Shrewsbury Kid: Three O'Clock; Park 802 - Shresbury Kid: Cry / Dave Barton: Best Wishes / Meyer Kennedy & Orch.: Flamingo (instr.) / Shresbury Kid: Booted / Cry Baby / Clarence Samuels: You Know I Miss You; Park 803 - Helen Marino: Shine On / Shrewsbury Kid: Wheel Of Fortune / Got You On My Mind / Fool, Fool, Fool / Royal Playboys: Night Train (instr.) / Shrewsbury Kid: Twins), all issued in 1952. Dave Barton & the Royal Playboys is actually Dave Bartholomew & his Orchestra, with guest vocalists Tommy Ridgley (Shrewsbury Kid) and Helen Marino. Meyer Kennedy was the guitarist of Dave Bartholomew's band. The complete track listing of "New Orleans Blues" LP (MH-33-136) is: Dave Barton with the Royal Playboys: Kiss Me Baby / Clarence Samuels with Edgar Blanchard & the Gondoliers: How Many More Years / Meyer Kennedy & Orchestra: Bookies Blues / Meyer Kennedy & Orchestra: Flamingo / Royal Playboys & Shrewsbury Kid: Got You On My Mind / Royal Playboys: Booted / Royal Playboys: Night Train / Helen Marino with the Royal Playboys: Shine On. Also the EP "Rock And Roll New Orleans Blues" (Waldorf 156/157) contained the following tracks from the album: Booted / Shine On / Got You On My Mind / Night Train. Finally, Waldorf also issued a promotional LP (poss. without covers) titled "Rhythm And Blues - 'Rock-And-Roll'" (Waldorf Record Corp. 33-T-1A/B), including the following songs: I Didn't Sleep A Wink Last Night / Kiss Me Pretty Baby / How Many More Years / Bookie [sic] Blues / Tender Heart / Theree O'Clock In The Morning / Cry / Best Wishes, Pretty Baby / Flamingo / Booted / Tell You A Secret / You Know I Miss You / Shine On Blues / Wheel Of Fortune / Got You On My Mind / Fool, Fool, Fool / Night Train / Bust Free Trumpet (the artists remain unidentified in the label credits).
                                                                                                                                                                                                           

LLOYD PRICE      New Orleans, LAJune 29, 1952
Lloyd Price (vcl), Dave Bartholomew (tp), Joseph Harris (as), Herb Hardesty (ts), Salvadore
Doucette or Edward Santineo (p), Edgar Blanchard (g), Frank Fields (b), Earl Palmer (d)
They SaySpecialty LP SPS 2163 (1974)
I'm Too YoungSpecialty LP SPS 2163 (1974)
LaurelleSpecialty LP SPS 2156 (1973)
Laurelle (take 4)Ace CHD/CDCHD 360/Specialty LP SP 7010/SPCD 7010-2 (1991)
Operator (take 3)Specialty 746

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

JOE TURNER WITH PLUMA DAVIS' ORCHESTRA      New Orleans, LAMay 12, 1953
Joe Turner (vcl), Pluma Davis (tb), August Dupont (ts), Frank Mitchell (tp),
Kathy Thomas (p), Edgar Blanchard (g), Johnny Fernandez (b), Alonzo Stewart (d)
Honey HushAtlantic 1001
Crawdad HoleAtlantic 1001
Oke-She-Moke-She-PopAtco LP SD 33-376 (1971)
This'll Make You Laughunissued

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

TOMMY RIDGLEY/RAY CHARLES      New Orleans, LAAugust 18, 1953
Thomas Ridgley (vcl -1), August Dupont (as), Warren Hebrard (ts), Ray Charles (p/vcl -2),
Edgar Blanchard (g), Frank Fields (b), Alonzo Stewart (d)
Ooh Lawdy My Baby  -1Atlantic 1009
I'm Gonna Cross The River  -1Atlantic 1009
Feelin' Sad  -2Atlantic 1008/Atlantic 2174
I Wonder Who  -2Atlantic 2118

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

PROFESSOR LONGHAIR & HIS BLUES SCHOLARS      New Orleans, LANovember 1953
Roy Byrd (vcl/p), Lee Allen (ts), Alvin Tyler (bs), Walter Nelson (g), Edgar Blanchard (b),
Earl Palmer (d)
In The NightAtlantic 1020
TipinaAtlantic 1020
Tipina (#2)Atlantic LP SD-7225 (1972)
Ball The WallAtlantic LP SD-7225 (1972)
Who's Been Fooling YouAtlantic LP SD-7225 (1972)

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

ROY BROWN      New Orleans, LAMay 27, 1954
Roy Brown (vcl), Edgar Blanchard (g), Philip Scott (ts), Jimmy Thomas (p), Tommy Shelvin (b),
Frank Parker (d)
Ain't It A ShameKing 4731
Gal From KokomoKing 4731
(There) Ain't No Rockin' No MoreKing 5247
Queen Of DiamondsKing 4761

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

EARL KING      Houston, TX1955
Earl King Johnson (vcl/g), Warren Hebrard (ts), August Dupont (as), Johnny Fernandez (p),
Edgar Blanchard (g/bs -1), Charles Easley (b), Alonzo Stewart (d)
Little GirlAce 514
My Love Is Strong  -1Ace 514
It Must Have Been LoveAce 517
I'll Take You Back HomeAce 517
I Met A StrangerVin 1003

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

CHARLES "HUNGRY" WILLIAMS      New Orleans, LADecember 14, 1955
Charles Williams (vcl/d), Edgar Blanchard (g), Lee Allen (ts), Alvin Tyler (bs),
Paul Gayten (p), Frank Fields (b)
So Glad She's MineChecker 831
Mary Don't You Weep, Mary Don't You MoanChecker 831

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

LITTLE RICHARD      New Orleans, LAFebruary 7, 1956
Richard Penniman (vcl/p), Lee Allen (ts), Alvin Tyler (bs), Edgar Blanchard (g),
Frank Fields (b), Earl Palmer (d)
Slippin' And Slidin'Specialty 572
Long Tall SallySpecialty 572
Miss AnnSpecialty 606

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

LLOYD PRICE      New Orleans, LAFebruary 8, 1956
Lloyd Price (vcl), Lee Allen (ts), Alvin Tyler (bs), Edward Frank (p), Edgar Blanchard (g),
Frank Fields (b), Earl Palmer (d)
Woe Ho HoSpecialty 571/Specialty LP SPS 2156 (1973)
Breaking My HeartSpecialty 602
I Yi Yi Gomen Y SaiSpecialty 571/Specialty LP SP 2105 (1959)
I Yi Yi Gomen Y Sai (#2)Specialty LP SPS 2163 (1974)

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

LITTLE RICHARD      New Orleans, LAFebruary 9, 1956
Richard Penniman (vcl/p -1), Edward Frank (p), Lee Allen (ts), Alvin Tyler (bs),
Edgar Blanchard (g), Frank Fields (b), Earl Palmer (d); *The Stewart Sisters (bckgr.vcls)
added February 9, 1959
The Most I Can Offer (take 3) *Specialty 686
The Most I Can Offer (take 4)Ace ABOXCD 1 (1989)
Oh Why? (take 4)Ace ABOXCD 1 (1989)
Oh Why? (take 7)Speciaty 734
Oh Why? (take 9)Ace ABOXCD 1 (1989)
Heeby-Jeebies Love (takes 1-2)  -1Ace ABOXCD 1 (1989)
Heeby-Jeebies Love (take 3)  -1Specialty 736

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

GUITAR SLIM      New York City, NYMarch 16, 1956
Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones (vcl/g), Edgar Blanchard (g), Gus Fontenette (as),
Joe Tillman (ts), Alvin Tyler (bs), Dalton Rousseau (tp), Lawrence Cotton (p), Lloyd Lambert (b),
Oscar Moore (d)
Down Through The YearsAtco 6072
Oh Yeah!Atco 6072
Strange Things Are HappeningAtlantic LP 81760 (1988)
Plenty Good Room (In My House)Atlantic LP 81760 (1988)

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

BOBBY CHARLES      New Orleans, LAMarch 1956
Bobby Charles (vcl), poss. Lee Allen (ts), Alvin Tyler (bs), Edward Frank (p),
Edgar Blanchard (g), Frank Fields (b), Charles Williams (d)
Ain't Got No HomeChess/Platinum LP CMP/CXMP 2009 (1977)
Time Will TellChess 1628
Take It Easy, GreasyChess 1628

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

LITTLE RICHARD      New Orleans, LAMay 9, 1956
Richard Penniman (vcl/p -1), Lee Allen (ts), Alvin Tyler (bs), Edgar Blanchard (g),
Frank Fields (b), Earl Palmer (d)
I Got It (take 1)  -1Ace ABOXCD 1 (1989)
I Got It (take 7)  -1Specialty 681
I Got It (take 9)  -1Ace ABOXCD 1 (1989)
Ready Teddy (takes 3-4)  -1Ace ABOXCD 1 (1989)
Ready Teddy (take 6)  -1Specialty 579
Ready Teddy (takes 10)  -1Ace ABOXCD 1 (1989)
Birmingham (Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!) (take 3)  -1Ace ABOXCD 1 (1989)
Birmingham (Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!) (take 4)  -1Specialty 624
Birmingham (Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!) (takes 5, 6, 8)  -1Ace ABOXCD 1 (1989)
Rip It Up (takes 3, 13, 14)Ace ABOXCD 1 (1989)
Rip It UpSpecialty 579

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

BOBBY CHARLES      New Orleans, LAAugust 1956
Bobby Charles (vcl), poss. Lee Allen (ts), Alvin Tyler (bs), Edward Frank (p),
Edgar Blanchard (g), Frank Fields (b), Charles Williams (d)
Laura LeeChess 1638
No Use KnockingChess 1638
You Can Suit YourselfChess 1658

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

EDGAR BLANCHARD & HIS BAND      New Orleans, LAAugust 1956
Edgar Blanchard (g), Lee Allen (ts), Alvin Tyler (bs), Lawrence Cotton (p),
Roy Montrell (g), Frank Fields (b), Earl Palmer (d)
Ricki-Ticki-Too (instr.)Specialty 585
Mr. Bumps (instr.)Specialty 585
Sweet Sue (instr.)Specialty 586
Steppin' High (instr.)Specialty 586

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

LITTLE RICHARD      New Orleans, LAOctober 15, 1956
Richard Penniman (vcl/p), Lee Allen (ts), Alvin Tyler (bs), Edgar Blanchard or Roy Montrell (g),
Frank Fields (b), Earl Palmer (d)
Jenny JennySpecialty 606
Good Golly Miss Molly (take 9)Specialty 624
Good Golly Miss Molly (takes 7, 8, 10)Ace ABOXCD 1 (1989)

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

LITTLE RICHARD      New Orleans, LAOctober 16, 1956
Richard Penniman (vcl/p), Lee Allen (ts), Alvin Tyler (bs), Edgar Blanchard or
Roy Montrell (g), Frank Fields (b), Earl Palmer (d), Adolph Smith, William Tircuit,
Junior Gordon (bckgr.vcls) -1
The Girl Can't Help It (take 9)Redita LP 114 (1980)
The Girl Can't Help It (takes 10-11)Ace ABOXCD 1 (1989)
The Girl Can't Help It (take 12)  -1Specialty 591
Send Me Some Lovin'Specialty 598
Baby Face (takes 2-4)Ace ABOXCD 1 (1989)
Baby Face (take 11)Specialty 645
By The Light Of The Silvery MoonSpecialty 660

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

BIG BOY MYLES & THE SHAW-WEES      New Orleans, LAOctober 23, 1956
Edgar Myles (vcl/tb), Lee Allen (ts), Alvin Tyler (bs), Warren Myles (p), Edgar Blanchard (g),
Frank Fields (b), Earl Palmer (d)
Just To Hold My HandSpecialty 590
Hickory Dickory DockSpecialty 590
Long Lost StrangerAce LP CH 165 (1986)
Mickey Mouse Boarding HouseAce LP CH 181 (1987)

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

BOBBY CHARLES      New Orleans, LADecember 1956
Bobby Charles (vcl), poss. Lee Allen (ts), Alvin Tyler (bs), Edward Frank (p),
Edgar Blanchard (g), Frank Fields (b), Charles Williams (d)
Put Your Arms Around Me HoneyChess 1647
Why Can't YouChess 1647
Lonely StreetChess/Platinum LP CMP/CXMP 2009 (1977)
Mr. MoonChess/Platinum LP CMP/CXMP 2009 (1977)
I'll Turn Square For YouChess/Platinum LP CMP/CXMP 2009 (1977)

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

SAM COOKE      New Orleans, LADecember 12, 1956
Sam Cooke (vcl), Edgar Blanchard (g), Lee Allen (ts), Alvin Tyler (sax), Warren Myles (p),
Frank Fields (b), Earl Palmer (d)
LovableSpecialty 596
ForeverSpecialty 596
That's All I Need To KnowSpecialty 627
I Don't Want To CrySpecialty 627

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

RUTH DURAND      New Orleans, LAJanuary 1957
Ruth Durand (vcl), Lee Allen (ts), Alvin Tyler (bs), Edgar Blanchard (g), Frank Fields (b),
Earl Palmer (d), unk. p
P's And Q'sImperial 5458
I'll Be The BeeImperial 5458
We Should Be Together Againunissued
Is It Fairunissued

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

PAUL GAYTEN ORCHESTRA      New Orleans, LAJanuary 10, 1957
Paul Gayten (p), Edgar Blanchard (g), Roland Cook (b), Charles Williams (d),
unk. ts; clapping
Drivin' Home, Part 1 (instr.)Argo 5263
Drivin' Home, Part 2 (instr.)Argo 5263

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

PAUL GAYTEN ORCHESTRA      New Orleans, LAMarch 1957
Paul Gayten (p/vcl -1), Edgar Blanchard (g), Lee Allen (ts), Alvin Tyler (bs), Roland Cook (b),
Charles Williams (d)
The Sweeper (instr.)Argo 5267
Everybody's Somebody's Fool  -1unissued
Old Buttermilk Sky  -1Argo 5267
Nervous Boogie (instr.)Argo 5277

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

CHARLES "HUNGRY" WILLIAMS      New Orleans, LAMarch 1957
Charles Williams (vcl/d), Paul Gayten (p), poss. Edgar Blanchard (g),
unk. b; d
DarlingChecker 866
So WorriedChecker 866

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

FAYE ADAMS      New Orleans, LAApril-May 1957
Faye Adams (vcl), Herb Hardesty (ts), poss. Clarence Ford (bs), Edward Frank (p),
Edgar Blanchard (g), Frank Fields (b), Charles Williams (d), unk. choir
Keeper Of My HeartImperial 5443
So MuchImperial 5443
You're CrazyImperial 5456
Johnny LeeImperial 5456
I Have A Twinkle In My EyeImperial 5471
Someone Like YouImperial 5471
When We KissImperial 5525
Goody Goody Gum Dropunissued

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

FAYE ADAMS      New Orleans, LA1957
Faye Adams (vcl), poss. Herb Hardesty (ts), Clarence Ford (bs), Edward Frank (p),
Edgar Blanchard (g), Frank Fields (b), Charles Williams (d)
EverythingImperial 5525
Bells In My Heartunissued
Feel Like I Want To Cryunissued
Love No Moreunissued

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

BOBBY CHARLES      New Orleans, LAJune 1957
Bobby Charles (vcl), poss. Lee Allen (ts), Alvin Tyler (bs), Edward Frank (p),
Edgar Blanchard (g), Frank Fields (b), Charles Williams (d)
One Eyed JackChess 1670
Yea Yea Baby (Yeah Yeah)Chess 1670

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

LEONARD "CHICK" CARBO & THE UPSETTERS      New Orleans, LA1957
Leonard Carbo (vcl), Grady Gaines (ts), Clifford Burks (ts), Larry Lennear (bs),
Wilbur Smith (p), Olsie Robinson (b), Emile Russell (d), poss. Edgar Blanchard (g)
So TiredVee-Jay VJ 291
Pigtails And Blue JeansVee-Jay VJ 291
Baby BabyCharly LP CRB 1084 (1984)
I Don't Want To Lose HerCharly LP CRB 1084 (1984)

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

LEE ALLEN      New Orleans, LA1957
Lee Allen (ts), Allen Toussaint (org), Edward Frank (p), Edgar Blanchard (g/bn),
Justin Adams (g), Frank Fields (b), Charles Williams (d)
Promenade (instr.)Ember 1027/Ember EP 103/Ember ELP 200 (1958)
Walkin' With Mr. Lee (instr.)Ember 1027/Ember EP 103/Ember ELP 200 (1958)
Tic Toc (instr.)Ember 1039/Ember ELP 200 (1958)
Bee Hive (instr.)Ember ELP 200 (1958)
Chuggin' (instr.)Ember 1039/Ember ELP 200 (1958)
Big Horn Special (instr.)Ember EP103/Ember ELP 200 (1958)
Jim Jam (instr.)Ember 1047/Ember ELP 200 (1958)
Strollin' With Mr. Lee (instr.)Ember 1031/Ember ELP 200 (1958)
Teen Dream (instr.)Ember EP 103/Ember ELP 200 (1958)
Boppin' At The Hop (instr.)Ember 1031/Ember ELP 200 (1958)
Lee's Blues (instr.)Ember ELP 200 (1958)
Hot Rod Special (instr.)Ember ELP 200 (1958)
Ivy League (instr.)Ember ELP 200 (1958)
Short Circuit (instr.)Ember 1047/Ember ELP 200 (1958)

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

TOMMY BROWN      New Orleans, LA1958
Tommy Brown (vcl/whistling -1), Edward Frank (p), Edgar Blanchard (g), Frank Fields (b),
Charles Williams (d)
Just For You  -1Imperial 5533
Heart With No FeelingImperial 5533
Walking With An Angelunissued
These Bonesunissued

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

JERRY BYRNE      New Orleans, LAFebruary 9, 1958
Jerry Byrne (vcl), Harold Battiste (ts), Art Neville (p), Justin Adams (g), Edgar Blanchard (g),
Frank Fields (b), Charles Williams (d)
Lights OutSpecialty 635
Honey BabySpecialty 635

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

EDDIE BO      New Orleans, LAMay, 1958
Eddie Bo (vcl/p -1), Edgar Blanchard (g), Roland Cook (b), Charles Williams (d), unk. sax -1
My Dearest Darling  -1Checker 1698
Oh-OhChecker 1698

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

BOBBY CHARLES      New Orleans, LAMay, 1958
Bobby Charles (vcl), poss. Lee Allen (ts), Alvin Tyler (bs), Edward Frank (p),
Edgar Blanchard (g), Frank Fields (b), Charles Williams (d)
Good Lovin'Chess/Platinum LP CMP/CXMP 2009 (1977)

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

MYLES & DUPONT/EDGAR BLANCHARD/ALLEN BROOKS/CHARLES "HUNGRY" WILLIAMS      New Orleans, LAJune, 1958
Edgar Myles (vcl -1), August Dupont (vcl -1), Allen Brooks (vcl -2), Edgar Blanchard
(g/vcl -3), James Rivers (s), Robert Parker (s), Warren Myles (p), Roland Cook (b),
Charles Williams (d/vcl -4)
Loud Mouth Annie  -1Argo 5326
Heaven Or Hearbreak  -1Argo 5326
Ding Dong Darling  -2Rarin' LP 555 (1978)
Foolish Woman  -2Rarin' LP 555 (1978)
Lawdy Mama  -3Rarin' LP 555 (1978)
Old Folks  -3unissued
I Cried All The Way Home  -4Rarin' LP 555 (1978)
Rhythmatic Rhythm  -4Rarin' LP 555 (1978)

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

LESTER ROBERTSON AND THE UPSETTERS     New Orleans, LA1958
Lester Robertson (vcl), Grady Gaines (ts), Clifford Burks (ts), Larry Lennear (bs),
Wilbur Smith (p), Olsie Robinson (b), Emile Russell (d), poss. Edgar Blanchard (g)
My Girl Across TownMontel 1001
Take It Home To GrandmaMontel 1001

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

EDDIE BO     New Orleans, LA1958
Eddie Bo (vcl/p), Edgar Blanchard (g), Earl King (g), Melvin Lastie (tp), Lee Allen (ts),
Alvin Tyler (bs), Frank Fields (b), Charles Williams (d)
I'll Keep On TryingAce 555
I Love To Rock And RollAce 555

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

EDGAR BLANCHARD & HIS BAND     New Orleans, LA1958
Edgar Blanchard (g), Huey Smith (p), Lee Allen (sax), Earl King (g), Alvin Tyler (s),
Charles Williams (d) (overdub session, other instruments but Blanchard's guitar recorded
already at summer 1957, the original vocals by The Supremes are erased)
Let's Get It (instr.)Ric 954
Let's Get It (#2) (instr.)Rounder LP/CD 2075 (1988)
Lonesome Guitar (instr.)Ric 954
Lonesome Guitar (#2) (instr.)Westside 2-CD WESD 240 (2002)
Honeycomb (instr.)Westside 2-CD WESD 240 (2002)

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

THE GONDOLIERS     New Orleans, LA1958
Edgar Blanchard (g/bn -1), Auguste Dupont (as), Otis Devernie (b), Alonzo Stewart (d),
Lawrence Cotton (p), Gerri Hall (vcl) -1, unk. male vcls (poss. James Black & John Williams) -1
You Call Everybody Darling  -1Ric 957/Fantastic Voyage 3-CD FVTD051 (2010)
Knocked Out (instr.)Ric 957/Fantastic Voyage 3-CD 1623777 (2010)

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

ROBERT PARKER     New Orleans, LA1958?
Robert Parker (vcl/ts), Edgar Blanchard (g), Roy Montrell (g), unk. b; d
June TeenAce LP CH 181 (1987)
Lawdy Miss ClawdyAce LP CH 181 (1987)

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

AL JOHNSON     New Orleans, LA1959
Alvin Johnson (vcl), Edgar Blanchard (g), Huey Smith (p), Lee Allen (ts), Alvin Tyler (bs),
Frank Fields (b), Charles Williams (d)
LenaRic 956
You Done Me WrongRic 956

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

EDGAR BLANCHARD & THE GONDOLIERS     New Orleans, LA1959
Edgar Blanchard (g), poss. August Dupont (as), Warren Hebrard (ts), Lawrence Cotton (p),
Frank Fields (b), Alonzo Stewart (d)
Bopsody In Blue (instr.)Rounder LP/CD 2080 (1988)
Blues Cha-Cha (instr.)Rounder LP/CD 2080 (1988)
Bop Sit-In Blues (instr.)Ace CDCHD 393 (1992)/Specialty CD 2168 (1992)

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

LEE ALLEN     New Orleans, LA1959
Lee Allen (ts), Allen Toussaint (org -1), Alvin Tyler (bs -1), Edgar Blanchard (bn),
Justin Adams (g), Frank Fields (b), Charles Williams (d)
Creole Alley  -1Ember 1057
Cat WalkEmber 1057

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

JOHNNY ADAMS     New Orleans, LA1959
Johnny Adams (vcl), Edgar Blanchard (g), poss. August Dupont (as), Warren Hebrard (ts),
Lawrence Cotton (p), Frank Fields (b), Alonzo Stewart (d)
(Oh Why) I Won't CryRic 961
Who Are YouRic 961
Come OnRic 963
Nowhere To GoRic 963

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

EDDIE BO     New Orleans, LA1959
Eddie Bo (vcl/p), Edgar Blanchard (g), Ike Williams (tp), Robert Parker (ts),
James Rivers (ts), Chuck Badie (b), John Boudreaux (d)
Hey There BabyRic 962
I Need SomeoneRic 962
You Got Your Mojo WorkingRic 964
Everybody KnowsRic 964

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

AL JOHNSON     New Orleans, LA1959
Alvin Johnson (vcl/p), Edgar Blanchard (g), James Rivers (ts),
Robert Parker (ts), Lee Allen (ts), Placide Adams (b), Walter Lastie (d)
Carnival TimeRic 967
Good Lookin'Ric 967

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

TOMMY RIDGLEY     New Orleans, LAspring 1960
Thomas Ridgley (vcl), Warren Hebrard (ts), August Dupont (as), Mac Rebennack (p),
Edgar Blanchard (g), Charles Easley (b), John Boudreaux (d), unk. female choir -1
Is It True  -1Ric 968
Let's Try And Talk It OverRic 968

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

EDDIE BO     New Orleans, LA1960
Eddie Bo (vcl/p), Edgar Blanchard (g), Erving Charles Jr (g), poss. Ike Williams (tp),
Robert Parker (s), James Rivers (s), Chuck Badie (b), John Boudreaux (d)
Tell It Like It IsRic 969
Every Dog Has His DayRic 969
Warm DaddyRic 974
Ain't It The Truth NowRic 974

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

TOMMY RIDGLEY     New Orleans, LAsummer 1960
Thomas Ridgley (vcl), Warren Hebrard (ts), August Dupont (as), Mac Rebennack (p),
Edgar Blanchard (g), Melvin Lastie (tp), Charles Easley (b), John Boudreaux (d)
Please Hurry HomeRic 973
Please Hurry Home (#2)Rounder LP/CD 2079 (1988)
Do You RememberRic 973

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

THE GONDOLIERS     New Orleans, LA, live recording1961
Edgar Blanchard (g/bn/vcl), August Dupont (as/vcl), Warren Hebrard (ts/cl/fl),
Lawrence Cotton (p/vcl), Frank Fields (b), Alonzo Stewart (bongos/vcl)
Tom DooleyRic RLP 2001 (1961)
Fuzzy WuzzyRic RLP 2001 (1961)
Louse Of A BoarderRic RLP 2001 (1961)
My Ding A LingRic RLP 2001 (1961)
The Squirrel SongRic RLP 2001 (1961)
The Teetzie FlyRic RLP 2001 (1961)

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

PRINCE ROYALS/POLKA DOT SLIM/EDGAR BLANCHARD/IRA GREEN/CHINA FLAIR     New Orleans, LA1964
Prince Royals (vcl) -1, Edgar Blanchard (g/poss. vcl) -1, Sax Kari (b/d/g/poss. vcl), Polka
Dot Slim (Vince Monroe) (vcl/hca) -2, Ira Green (vcl) -3, China Flair (vcl) -4, unk. hca*
- Note: All these recordings obviously feature Sax Kari playing the most of instruments
but they must have been recorded in several different sessions and locations. According to
some sources, some of these may have been recorded in Nashville, TN., some at Cosimo's
studio in New Orleans. Both Ira Green and Prince Royals are evidently pseudonyms for
Sax Kari himself. Nevertheless, Edgar Blanchard has been said to appear as a guitarist/
vocalist at least on those Prince Royals songs which were first issued on Bandy LP. -
Tight Like That  -1 *Bandy LP 70009 (1981)
Somebody's Doin' Me Wrong  -1 *Bandy LP 70009 (1981)
I'm Gone That's All  -1 *Bandy LP 70009 (1981)
Keep My Pockets Clean  -1Bandy LP 70009 (1981)
Don't Need No Company  -1Bandy LP 70009 (1981)
It Won't Be Long  -1Bandy LP 70009 (1981)
Farewell Annabell  -1Kari 601
Anna Mae  -1Kari 601
Circle Of Life  -1Tune-Kel 609 (1967)
Like I Like It  -1Tune-Kel 609 (1967)
A Thing You Gotta Face  -2Instant 45-3269
Ain't Hungry, Ain't Broke  -2Instant 45-3269
The Twitch, Part 1  -3Kari 602
The Twitch, Part 2  -3Kari 602
Baby I Love You  -4White Cliffs 223
He's My Man  -4White Cliffs 223
Rockin' Way  -4Charly SNAJ 731 CD (2005)

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

ERNIE HOLLAND     New Orleans, LA19??
Ernie Holland (s), Edgar Blanchard (bn), Henry Hawkins (tp), Curtis Mitchell (b),
Nolan Palmer (d) etc.
Washington Lee Swing (instr.)X-Ray 001/002
The Medley (instr.)X-Ray 001/002

                                                                                                                                                                                                           


ALBUM DETAILS:

CHESS/PLATINUM CMP/CXMP 2009 BOBBY CHARLES: CHESS MASTERS  (LP)  1977 UK
REDITA LP 114 LITTLE RICHARD: GET DOWN WITH  (LP)  1980 HOL 
ACE ABOXCD 1 LITTLE RICHARD: THE SPECIALTY SESSIONS  (6-CD)  1989 UK
ACE CDCHD 393/SPECIALTY SPCD 2168 V/A: CREOLE KINGS OF NEW ORLEANS  (CD)  1992 UK/US
ACE CH 165 V/A: NEW ORLEANS, VOL.1  (LP)  1986 UK
ACE CH 181 V/A: NEW ORLEANS, VOL.2  (LP)  1987 UK
ATCO SD 33-376 JOE TURNER: HIS GREATEST RECORDINGS  (LP)  1971 US
ATLANTIC LP 81760 GUITAR SLIM: ATCO SESSIONS  (LP)  1988 US
ATLANTIC SD-7225 PROFESSOR LONGHAIR: NEW ORLEANS PIANO - BLUES ORIGINALS, VOL.2  (LP)  1972 US
BANDY LP 70009 V/A: REAL BLUES FROM NEW ORLEANS  (LP)  1981 US
CHARLY CD CHARLY 289 ROY BROWN: BLUES DELUXE  (CD)  1991 UK
CHARLY CRB 1084 THE UPSETTERS: THE NEW ORLEANS CONNECTION  (LP)  1984 UK
CHARLY CRB 1093 ROY BROWN: BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT  (LP)  1985 UK
CHARLY SNAJ 731 CD V/A: THE INSTANT & MINIT STORY  (3-CD)  2005 UK
EMBER ELP 200 LEE ALLEN: WALKIN' WITH MR. LEE  (LP)  1958 US
FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVTD051 V/A: HEAVY SUGAR - THE PURE ESSENCE OF NEW ORLEANS R&B  (3-CD)  2010 UK
RARIN' 555 V/A: NEW ORLEANS ROCK & ROLL AND R&B  (LP)  1978 US
RIC RLP 2001 THE GONDOLIERS: LET'S HAVE A BLAST WITH THE GONDOLIERS  (LP)  1961 US
ROUNDER LP/CD 2075 V/A: CARNIVAL TIME! THE BEST OF RIC, VOL.1  (LP/CD)  1988 US
ROUNDER LP/CD 2080 V/A: TROUBLES, TROUBLES - NEW ORLEANS BLUES FROM THE VAULTS OF RIC AND RON RECORDS  (LP/CD)  1988 US
SPECIALTY SP 2105 LLOYD PRICE: THE ORIGINAL RECORDS OF...  (LP)  1959 US
SPECIALTY SPS 2156 LLOYD PRICE: PERSONALITY PLUS  (LP)  1973 US
SPECIALTY SPS 2163 LLOYD PRICE: WALKIN' THE TRACK  (LP)  1974 US
ACE CHD/CDCHD 360/SPECIALTY SP 7010/SPCD 7010-2 LLOYD PRICE: LAWDY!  (LP/CD)  1991 UK/US
WALDORF MUSIC CORP. 33-T-1A/B V/A: RHYTHM AND BLUES - "ROCK-AND-ROLL"  (LP, promo, no cover)  195? US
WALDORF MUSIC HALL MH-33-136 V/A: NEW ORLEANS BLUES  (10" LP)  1955 US
WESTSIDE WESD 240 V/A: SHUCKIN' STUFF - RARE BLUES FROM ACE RECORDS (MS)  (2-CD)  2002 UK


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Dik de Heer

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