ESQUERITA





SINGLES

BATON 216 THE HEAVENLY ECHOES (feat. Esquerita on piano)  Didn't It Rain / Your God Is My God1955 US
NRC 001 PAUL PEEK (feat. Esquerita on piano) Sweet Skinny Jenny / The Rock-A-Round1957 US
CAPITOL F 4007 ESQUERITA Oh Baby / Please Come Home1958
CAPITOL F 4058 ESQUERITA Rockin' The Joint / Esquerita And The Voola1958 US
CAPITOL F 4145 ESQUERITA Laid Off / Just Another Lie1959 US
CAPITOL PRO 1075 (p/s) ESQUERITA Hey Miss Lucy / Battie Over Hattie1959 US
CAPITOL F 36 (jukebox release) ESQUERITA Hey, Miss Lucy / Why Did It Take So Long1959 FRA
CAPITOL F 37 (jukebox release) ESQUERITA Hole In My Heart / Get Back Baby1959 FRA
CAPITOL F 38 (jukebox release) ESQUERITA Believe Me When I Say Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay / I Need You1959 FRA
CAPITOL F 43 (jukebox release) ESQUERITA Gettin' Plenty Lovin' / Maybe Baby1959 FRA
HERMITAGE 10545-H-806 WILLIE B. (feat. Eskew Reeder & the Eskerettes) I Trusted In You / Southern Style1962 US
HERMITAGE 776 THE ESKERETTES Southern Style / Love Is A Many Splendored Thing1962 US
MINIT 648 ESKEW REEDER Green Door / I Waited So Long1962 US
MINIT 658 ESKEW REEDER Never Again / We Had Love1962 US
INSTANT 3258 ESKEW REEDER, JR. The Flu / Undivided Love1963 US
INSTANT 3268 ESKEW REEDER, JR. I Woke Up (With My Mind On My Baby) Pt.1 / I Woke Up (With My Mind On My Baby) Pt.2  1963 US
OKEH 7239 S.Q. REEDER I Want To Know / Just In Time1966 US
OKEH 7254 S.Q. REED Tell The World About You / Two-Ton Tessie1966 US 
TASCO 101 OTIS SCOTT (poss. feat. Esquerita:org on a-side) Groovin' Soul / Child, I Love You So196? US
EVEREST 2025 ESKEW REEDER A Tear / Johnny Little1967 US
BRUNSWICK 55359 MAGNIFICENT MALOCHI Mama Your Daddy's Come Home / As Time Goes By
(1967 recordings)
1968 US
CROSSTONE 1007 ESQUERITA Dew Drop Inn / You Better Believe Me
(recorded at the Bell Sound Studios, New York c. 1969)
1969 US
CAPITOL/PATHÉ MARCONI 2C 006-81382 (p/s) ESQUERITA Hey Miss Lucy / Hole In My Heart  (reissue)1973 FRA
CAPITOL 1C 006-81709 M (p/s) ESQUERITA Hey Miss Lucy / Gettin' Plenty Lovin'  (reissue)198? GER
NORTON 45-014 (p/s) ESQUERITA Dew Drop Inn / Rockin' The Joint1992 US
NORTON 45-127 (p/s) THE CLOVERTONES FEATURING ESQUERITA Didn't It Rain / (reverse by Screamin' Jay Hawkins: I Hear Voices)2005 US
NORTON 45-149 (p/s) ESQUERITA You Better Believe Me (1969 recording) / What Was Wrong (1958 recording) / Little Richard Interview2009 US




EP'S

CAPITOL EAP 1-1186 (p/s) ESQUERITA!
Hey Miss Lucy / Why Did It Take You So Long / She Left Me Crying / Crazy Crazy Feeling
-- French/Spanish edition: Capitol EAP 1-1186, 1959/60 --
1959 US
CAPITOL EAP 2-1186 (p/s) ESQUERITA!
Get Back Baby / Hole In My Heart / I'm Battie Over Hattie / Baby, You Can Depend On Me
-- French/Spanish edition: Capitol EAP 2-1186, 1959/60 --
1959 US
CAPITOL EAP 3-1186 (p/s) ESQUERITA!
Believe Me When I Say Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay / I Need You / Maybe Baby / Gettin' Plenty Lovin'
-- French/Spanish edition: Capitol EAP 3-1186, 1959/60 --
1959 US
CAPITOL 1-20754 (p/s) ESQUERITA!
Hole In My Heart / Hey Miss Lucy / I'm Battie Over Hattie / Gettin' Plenty Lovin'
1965? FRA 
ROLLERCOASTER RCEP 103 (p/s)  PAUL PEEK: ROCK-A-ROUND WITH PAUL PEEK
The Rock-A-Round / Sweet Skinny Jenny / Olds-Mo-William / Gee But I Miss That Girl
(the first two tracks feature Esquerita on piano)
1986 UK




ALBUMS

CAPITOL T 1186 ESQUERITA!  (LP)
Hey Miss Lucy / Why Did It Take You So Long / She Left Me Crying / Crazy Crazy Feeling / Get Back Baby / Hole In My Heart / I'm Battie Over Hattie / Baby You Can Depend On Me / Believe Me When I Say Rock & Roll Is Here To Stay / I Need You / Maybe Baby / Gettin' Plenty Lovin'
-- reissues: FRA Capitol/Pathe Marconi 1550791, 1984/UK Stateside SSL-6037, 1972?/1989/also released as an identical repro LP edition in 1984 and by Norton Records in 2003 --
1959 US
EMBER/SPECIALITY SPE 6603 WILDCAT SHAKEOUT  (LP)
Rockin' The Joint / Hole In My Heart / Hey Miss Lucy / Get Back Baby / Baby You Can Depend On Me / Battie Over Hattie / Crazy Crazy Feeling / Gettin' Plenty Lovin' / Esquerita And The Voola / Laid Off / Believe Me When I Say Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay / Oh Baby / I Need You / Why Did It Take So Long
1969 UK
CAPITOL/SONOPRESSE 2S 150 85370/71 BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY ROCK & ROLL IS HERE TO STAY  (LP)
Contains all Capitol released LP's and 45 tracks plus the following: I Live The Life I Love (2 versions) / Good Golly Annie Mae / Found Her / This Thing Called Love / Baby Come Back / You Can't Pull Me Down
-- reissue: New Rose/Fan Club LP/CD FC-053, 1989 FRA --
1978 FRA
NORTON ED 202 VINTAGE VOOLA  (LP)
Rockin' The Joint / This Thing Called Love / Please Come On Home / Oh Baby / Sarah Lee / I Got A Lot To Learn / What Was Wrong / Paul Peek: Sweet Skinny Jenny / The Rock-A-Round
-- released as a CD in 1997 with bonus tracks --
1987 US
OFFICIAL 6001 ROCKIN' THE JOINT  (LP)
Rockin' The Joint / Esquerita And The Voola / Laid Off / Oh Baby / Sarah Lee / I Live The Life I Love / Katie Mae / Wait A Minute Baby / / Good Golly Annie Mae / Found Her / I Live The Life I Love (2) / This Thing Called Love / Baby Come Back / You Can't Pull Me Down / Please Come Home / Just Another Lie
1988 DEN
FAN CLUB FC 053 BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY ROCK'N'ROLL IS HERE TO STAY  (2-LP)
Rockin' The Joint / Hole In My Heart / Hey Miss Lucy / Get Back Baby / Baby You Can Depend On Me / I'm Battie Over Hattie / Crazy Crazy Feeling / Gettin' Plenty Lovin' / Esquerita And The Voola / Laid Off / Believe Me When I Say Rock'n'Roll Is Here To Stay / Oh Baby / I Need You / Why Did It Take So Long / Sarah Lee / I Live The Life I Love / Katie Mae / Wait A Minute Baby / Good Golly Annie Mae / Found Her / I Live The Life I Love (vers.2) / This Thing Called Love / Baby Come Back / You Can't Pull Me Down / Please Come Home / Just Another Lie / Maybe Baby / She Left Me Crying
1989 FRA
BEAR FAMILY BCD 15504 SOCK IT TO ME BABY  (CD)
Introduction By Little Richard / Sock It To Me Baby / Nobody Wants You (When You're Down And Out) / Mississippi God-Damn / Wig-Wearin' Baby / I Can't Stand It Anymore / Get Along Honey, Honey / I Guess I'll Go Through Life Alone / Never Steal My Love From Me / What's Wrong With You
(1965 demo recordings)
1990 GER
CHARLY CD 224 ESKEW REEDER: I NEVER DANCED NOWHERE!  (CD)
Undivided Love / I Waited Too Long / The Flu / Margie / I Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind On My Baby) / Sarah Lee / How Long / Green Door / 10-4 (Calling All Cars) / Like You / Never Will I / The Flu / A Tear / I Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind On My Baby) / Mardi Gras In New Orleans / Laid Off / Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean
1990 UK
CAPITOL CDP 7 918712 CAPITOL COLLECTOR'S SERIES : ESQUERITA  (CD)
Oh Baby / Please Come Home / Sarah Lee / I Live The Life I Love / Katie Mae / Wait A Minute Baby / Rockin' The Joint / Golly Golly, Annie Mae / I Found Her / Hey Miss Lucy / I'm Battie Over Hattie / Crazy Crazy Feeling / Esquerita And The Voola / She Left Me Crying / Why Did It Take You So Long / Gettin' Plenty Of Lovin / Believe Me When I Say Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay / Laid Off / I Live The Life I Love (version 2) / This Thing Called Love / Get Back Baby / Baby Come Back / Baby, You Can Depend On Me / Just Another Lie / You Can't Pull Me Down / I Need You / Maybe Baby / Hole In My Heart
-- reissue: "Esquerita! Rockin' The Joint", Collectables COL-2713, 1998 US --
1990 US
NORTON CED 202 VINTAGE VOOLA  (CD)
Rockin' The Joint / This Thing Called Love / Please Come On Home / Oh Baby / Sarah Lee / I Got To Learn / What Was Wrong / Sweet Skinny Jenny / Rock-A-Round / Dew Drop Inn (late 1960's version) / Little Richard Interview (same as 'Introduction' on "Sock It To Me Baby" CD)
1997 US
COLLECTABLES COL-2713 ESQUERITA! ROCKIN' THE JOINT  (CD)
Oh Baby / Please Come Home / Sarah Lee / I Live The Life I Love (version 1) / Katie Mae / Wait A Minute Baby / Rockin' The Joint / Golly Golly, Annie Mae / I Found Her / Hey Miss Lucy / I'm Battie Over Hattie / Crazy Crazy Feeling / Esquerita And The Voola / She Left Me Crying / Why Did It Take You So Long / Gettin' Plenty Of Lovin' / Believe Me When I Say Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay / Laid Off / I Live The Life I Love (version 2) / This Thing Called Love / Get Back Baby / Baby Come Back / Baby You Can Depend On Me / Just Another Lie / You Can't Pull Me Down / I Need You / Maybe Baby / Hole In My Heart
1998 US




COMPILATIONS & SESSION WORKS

MINIT LP-0003 V/A: WE SING THE BLUES  (LP)
Eskew Reeder: Green Door
-- UK edition: London HA-P 8061 --
1963 US
VEE JAY LP 1124 LITTLE RICHARD: LITTLE RICHARD'S GREATEST HITS  (LP)
Good Golly Miss Molly / Slippin' And Slidin'
(poss. featuring Esquerita on piano)
1966 US
OKEH 12117/14117 LITTLE RICHARD: THE EXPLOSIVE LITTLE RICHARD  (LP)
I Don't Want To Discuss It / Land Of A 1000 Dances / The Commandments Of Love / Money / Poor Dog / I Need Love / Never Gonna Let You Go / Don't Decieve Me / Function At The Junction / Well
(some tracks poss. featuring Esquerita on piano)
1967 US
EMBER 2002 V/A: ROCK'N'ROLL EMBERS  (2-LP)
Rockin' The Joint / Hole In My Heart
19?? UK
EMBER EMB 3412 V/A: ROCK BLAST FROM THE PAST  (LP)
Rockin' The Joint
1970 UK
EMBER SE-8001 V/A: ROCK EXPLOSION  (LP)
Gettin' Plenty Lovin'
1970 UK
COLUMBIA 30458 JOHN HAMMOND: SOURCE POINT  (LP)
Takin' Care Of Business
(featuring Esquerita on keyboards)
-- UK edition: CBS 30458, 1971/cd reissues: Sony 4723692, 1993/"Source Point/I'm Satisfied", Acadia ACAM8145, 2007 UK --
1971 US
LIBERTY LLS-70080 V/A: NEW ORLEANS BOUNCE, VOL.4 - NEW ORLEANS SOUL OF AGES  (LP)
Eskew Reeder: Green Door / I Waited Too Long
197? JPN
CAPITOL 25 150-85345/6 V/A: ROCK'N'ROLL AT THE CAPITOL TOWERS, VOL.5  (LP)
Hole In My Heart / She Left Me
19?? US
WENDI LP 00010 V/A: IT'S CALLED ROCK AND ROLL  (LP)
Paul Peek (feat. Esquerita on piano): The Rock-A-Round / Sweet Skinny Jenny
1980 AUS
UNITED ARTISTS GXF 2084 V/A: MINIT SINGLES COLLECTION 1960-63, VOL.1 - TRUE FINE MAMA  (LP)
Eskew Reeder: I Waited Too Long
1980 JPN
UNITED ARTISTS GXF 2085 V/A: MINIT SINGLES COLLECTION 1960-63, VOL.2 - IT'S RAININ'  (LP)
Eskew Reeder: We Had Love
1980 JPN
CAPITOL ROCK SET 1 V/A: LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL  (LP)
Rockin' The Joint
198? HOL
EMI ST-17202 V/A: IT WILL STAND - MINIT RECORDS 1960-1963  (2-LP)
Eskew Reeder: Never Again
1986 US
P-VINE PLP 313/4 V/A: GUMBO YA-YA : NEW ORLEANS R&B HIT PARADE  (2-LP)
Eskew Reeder: I Waited Too Long
1987 JPN
CHARLY CDX 26 V/A: MR. JOE'S JAMBALAYA  (2-LP)
Eskew Reeder: Green Door
1988 UK
P-VINE PLP-512 V/A: ROCKIN' NEW ORLEANS WITH DING DONG FLU  (LP)
Eskew Reeder: Green Door / The Flu / We Had Love / I Waited Too Long / Undivided Love
1989 JPN
DEMAND DMLP 2040 PAUL PEEK: ROCK-A-ROUND WITH PAUL PEEK  (LP)
The Rock-A-Round / Sweet Skinny Jenny
(featuring Esquerita on piano)
198? FRA
EMI-CAPITOL 30879/30880 V/A: THE MINIT RECORDS STORY  (2-CD)
Eskew Reeder: I Waited Too Long / Green Door / Never Again
1994 US
ACE CDCHD 496 V/A: ROCKIN' FROM COAST TO COAST  (CD)
Rockin' The Joint
1996 UK
NIGHT TRAIN INT. NTICD 7044 V/A: LEGENDARY LABELS OF LOUISIANA - THE BEST OF HERMITAGE RECORDS  (CD)
Eskew Reeder's Eskerettes (feat. lead vcl by Willie B. and Eskew Reeder on pno): Southern Style / Love Is A Many Splendered Thing / Willie B. (with Eskew Reeder): I Trusted In You
1996 US
EMI-CAPITOL 37350 V/A: CRESCENT CITY SOUL: THE SOUND OF NEW ORLEANS 1947-1974  (4-CD)
Eskew Reeder: Never Again
1996 US
NIGHT TRAIN INTERNATIONAL 1007 V/A: NIGHT TRAIN TO NEW ORLEANS  (CD)
Eskew Reeder's Eskerettes: Southern Style
1996 US
EAGLE EAR 90123 PAUL PEEK: ROCKING THROUGH THE TEENAGE YEARS  (CD)
The Rock-A-Round / Sweet Skinny Jenny
(featuring Esquerita on piano)
1997 GER
MR. DJ CD 101 V/A: CRUISIN' CLASSICS, VOL.1  (CD)
Paul Peek (feat. Esquerita on piano): Sweet Skinny Jenny
1998
ROLLER COASTER CD 200 V/A: NOW DIG THIS - A WHOLE LOTTA ROLLER COASTER ROCKERS  (CD)
Paul Peek (feat. Esquerita on piano): The Rock-A-Round
1999 UK
EAGLE EA-R 90421 V/A: THE BEST OF ENRICA & RAE COX, VOL. II  (CD)
The Clovertones (feat. Esquerita on piano): Didn't It Rain Pt.1 - 2
2001 GER
LOST HIGHWAY/CMF B0002100-02 V/A: NIGHT TRAIN TO NASHVILLE - MUSIC CITY RHYTHM & BLUES 1945-1970  (2-CD)
Rockin' The Joint
2004 US
CHARLY/SNAPPER SNAJ 731 CD V/A: THE INSTANT & MINIT STORY  (3-CD)
Eskew Reeder: The Flu / I Waited Too Long / Green Door / No Never Again
2005 UK
ACE CDCHK 1077 V/A: ACE 30TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION : DOO WOP AND ROCK'N'ROLL  (CD)
Paul Peek (feat. Esquerita on piano): The Rock-A-Round
2005 UK
STATESIDE 384 399-2 V/A: WE SING THE BLUES/NEW ORLEANS, MY HOME TOWN  (CD)
Eskew Reeder: Green Door
2007 UK
NORTON ED 322 V/A: THE ROCK-A-ROUND  (LP)
Paul Peek (feat. Esquerita on piano): The Rock-A-Round / Sweet Skinny Jenny
2007 US


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Wolfgang Weissbrodt | Jarmo Hoppula | Richard Duvigneaud | Ladis Montes | Pierre Monnery

Published sources: Goldmine Price Guide To 45 Rpm Records (Tim Neely, 2003) | Rare Record Price Guide 2004 (Record Collector, 2002) | Music Master Price Guide For Record Collectors (Nick Hamlyn, 1991) | Blues News 6/1989 | Kicks #3 (1984; interview by Billy Miller in July 1983) | Kicks #7 (1992) | New Kommotion #21 (1979)

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