FAYE ADAMS





SINGLES

ATLANTIC 985 (78/45rpm) JOE MORRIS AND HIS ORCHESTRA (feat. Faye Adams:lead vocals [as Fay Scruggs])  I'm Goin' To Leave You / That's What Makes My Baby Fat1953 US 
ATLANTIC 1007 (78/45rpm) JOE MORRIS AND HIS ORCHESTRA (feat. Faye Adams:lead vocals) Sweet Talk / Watch Out I Told You1953 US
HERALD H-416 (78/45rpm, black/red vinyl) FAYE ADAMS WITH THE JOE MORRIS ORCH. Shake A Hand / I've Gotta Leave You
(a-side Billboard/r&b #1 & pop #22)
1953 US
HERALD H-419 (78/45rpm, black/red vinyl)  FAYE ADAMS WITH THE JOE MORRIS ORCH. I'll Be True / Happiness To My Soul
(a-side Billboard/r&b #1)
1953 US
HERALD H-423 (78/45rpm) FAYE ADAMS Say A Prayer / Every Day1954 US
HERALD H-429 (78/45rpm) FAYE ADAMS Crazy Mixed Up World / Somebody Somewhere Someday1954 US
HERALD H-434 (78/45rpm) FAYE ADAMS Hurts Me To My Heart / Ain't Gonna Tell
(a-side Billboard/r&b #1)
1954 US
HERALD H-439 (78/45rpm) FAYE ADAMS I Owe My Heart to You / Love Ain't Nothin' to Play With1954 US
HERALD H-444 (78/45rpm) FAYE ADAMS Your Love (Has My Heart Burnin') / Anything For A Friend1955 US
HERALD H-450 (78/45rpm) FAYE ADAMS You Ain't Been True / My Greatest Desire1955 US
HERALD H-457 (78/45rpm) FAYE ADAMS Angels Tell Me / Tag Along1955 US
HERALD H-457 (78/45rpm) FAYE ADAMS Angels Tell Me / Let Me Show You (Around My Heart)1955 US
HERALD H-462 (78/45rpm) (or 463??) FAYE ADAMS Same Old Me / No Way Out1955 US
HERALD H-470 (78/45rpm) FAYE ADAMS Teen-Age Heart / Witness To The Crime1955 US
HERALD H-480 (78/45rpm) FAYE ADAMS Don't Forget To Smile / Takin' You Back1955 US
HERALD H-489 (78/45rpm) FAYE ADAMS Anytime Anyplace Anywhere / The Hammer Keeps A Knockin'1956 US
LONDON HLU 8339 (78/45rpm) FAYE ADAMS I'll Be True / Happiness To My Soul1956 UK
IMPERIAL 5443 FAYE ADAMS Keeper Of My Heart / So Much
(a-side Billboard/r&b #13)
1957 US
IMPERIAL X5456 FAYE ADAMS You're Crazy / Johnny Lee1957 US
IMPERIAL 5471 FAYE ADAMS I Have A Twinkle In My Eye / Someone Like You1957 US
IMPERIAL 5525 FAYE ADAMS When We Kiss / Everything1958 US
HERALD H-512 FAYE ADAMS Shake A Hand / I'll Be True  (reissue)1958 US
LIDO L 603 FAYE ADAMS That's All Right / It Made Me Cry1959 US
LIDO L 606 FAYE ADAMS It Can't Be Wrong / I Waited So Long1960 US
WARWICK 550 FAYE ADAMS Look Around / I'm So Happy1960 US
WARWICK 590 FAYE ADAMS Shake A Hand / It Hurts To My Heart1960 US
SAVOY 1606 FAYE ADAMS Cry, You Crazy Heart / Step Up And Rescue Me1961 US
WARWICK 620 FAYE ADAMS Johnny, Don't / Obey My Rules1961 US
WARWICK 638 FAYE ADAMS It Can't Be Wrong / It's Nice To Know1961 US
PRESTIGE 224 FAYE ADAMS You Can Trust In Me / Goodnight My Love1962 US
SAVOY 4357 FAYE ADAMS Sinner Man / God1976? US
JANUS/GOLD JG-736 FAYE ADAMS I'll Be True / Tag Along  (reissue)1977 US
HI-OLDIES 442 FAYE ADAMS Tell Me / Shake A Hand  (reissue)19?? US
HI-OLDIES 443 FAYE ADAMS I'll Be True / Tag Along  (reissue)19?? US
COLLECTABLES COL 3062 FAYE ADAMS Shake A Hand / (reverse by Jimmy McGriff: I've Got A Woman)  (reissue) 19?? US
FLASHBACK FLB 9 (blue/red-white label)  FAYE ADAMS Shake A Hand / I've Gotta Leave You  (reissue)19?? US




ALBUMS

WARWICK W 2031  SHAKE A HAND  (LP)
Shake A Hand / That's All Right / It Can't Be Wrong / Look Around / If You Love Me / It Hurts Me To My Heart / I'll Be True To You / It Made Me Cry / I Waited So Long / I'm So Happy / Somebody / It Don't Want Your Love (No More)
1961 US 
SAVOY SL-14398 SOFTLY, HE SPEAKS  (LP)
Feed The Spirit / All The Way / Hallowed Be His Name / God / Remember Me / God Will Take Care Of You / Are You A Christian? / Sinner Man / His Arms, His Heart, And His Feet / I Know He Cares
1976 US




COLLECTIONS

OFFICIAL LP 6027 SHAKE A HAND  (LP)
Witness To The Crime / Teen-Age Heart / Takin' You Back / Don't Forget To Smile / Tag Along / Angels Tell Me / Your Love (Has My Heart Burnin') / Anything For A Friend / Shake A Hand / I've Gotta Leave You / Every Day / I'll Be True / Say APrayer / Hurts Me To My Heart / I Owe My Heart To You / Love Ain't Nothin' To Play With
1988 DEN
COLLECTABLES COL 5122  GOLDEN CLASSICS  (LP)
I'll Be True / Happiness To My Soul / Your Love (Has My Heart Burnin') / Anything For A Friend / Crazy Mixed Up World / Witness To The Crime / Shake A Hand / Ain't Gonna Tell / Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere / The Hammer (Keeps A Knockin') / Same Ole Me / Takin' You Back
-- cd reissue: "The Herald Recordings", Collectables COL-5122, 1990 US [with 2 bonus tracks and new song order] --
1988 US
MR R&B R&B-110 I'M GOIN' TO LEAVE YOU  (LP)
You Ain't Been True / I'm Goin' To Leave You / You're Crazy / Cry, You Crazy Heart / Somebody Somewhere / Sweet Talk / No Way Out / So Much / My Greatest Desire / I'm So Happy / Johnny Lee / Shake A Hand / That's All Right / Look Around / Step Up And Rescue Me / Keeper Of My Heart / I'll Be True To You / It Made Me Cry / It Hurts Me To My Heart / Somebody, Somewhere (Prayin' For Me) / I Don't Want Your Love (No More)
1989 SWE 
COLLECTABLES COL-5122 THE HERALD RECORDINGS  (CD)
Shake A Hand / Hurts Me To My Heart / I'll Be True / Everyday / Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere / You Ain't Been True To Me / Angels Tell Me / Don't Forget To Smile / Welcome Home / Anything For A Friend / Takin' You Back / The Hammer (Keeps A Knockin') / Say A Prayer / Tag Along
(extended cd reissue of 1988 LP)
1990 US
CLASSIC 5141 THE CHRONOLOGICAL FAYE ADAMS - 1952-1954  (CD)
I'm Goin' To Leave You / That's What Makes My Baby Fat / Sweet Talk / Shake A Hand / I've Gotta Leave You / Every Day / I'll Be True / Happiness To My Soul / Say A Prayer / Crazy Mixed Up World / Somebody Somewhere / Hurts Me To My Heart / You Ain't Be True / Ain't Gonna Tell / I Owe My Heart To You / Love Ain't Nothin' To Play With / Your Love / Anything For A Friend / My Greatest Desire
2005 FRA 
HERALD 416 "SHAKE A HAND" WITH FAYE ADAMS - 30 OF HER GREATEST HITS!  (CD)
Shake A Hand / I'll Be True / Keeper Of My Heart / That's What Makes My Baby Fat / Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere / Crazy Mixed Up World / Anything For A Friend / Don't Forget To Smile / Hurts Me To My Heart / Everyday / Say A Prayer / I Owe My Heart To You / Takin' You Back / I'm Going To Leave You / Happiness To My Soul / Somebody Somewhere / It Hurts To Be In Love / Welcome Home / My Greatest Desire / Ain't Gonna Tell / You Ain't Been True To Me / Midnight / Sweet Talk / Cry Your Crazy Heart / Tag Along / Angels Tell Me / Step Up And Rescue Me / The Hammer / Your Love / I've Gotta Leave You
2007 US
ACROBAT ACRZ 5140 "SHAKE A HAND"  (CD)
Shake A Hand / I've Gotta Leave You / I'll Be True / Happiness To My Soul / Everyday / Crazy Mixed Up World / Somebody Somewhere Someday / It Hurts Me To My Heart / Your Love (Has My Heart Burnin') / Anything For A Friend / You Ain't Been True To Me / Anytime Anyplace Anywhere
2008 UK




COMPILATIONS

HERALD HLP-0110 V/A: HERALD THE BEAT  (LP)
I'll Be True / Shake A Hand / Hurts Me To My Heart
1957 US
ORIGINAL SOUND OSR-LPM-5003 V/A: OLDIES BUT GOODIES, VOLUME II  (LP)
Shake A Hand
1960 US
WARWICK W 2026/W 2026ST V/A: THE BEST OF RHYTHM & BLUES  (LP)
Shake A Hand / It Hurts Me To My Heart
1961 US
END LP 315 V/A: ALAN FREED'S TOP 15  (LP)
Shake A Hand
-- reissue: Roulette R-42042, 1970? US --
1962 US
ROULETTE R-25214 V/A: GOLDEN GOODIES, VOL.8  (LP)
I'll Be True / Hurts Me To My Heart
1963 US
ROULETTE R-25218 V/A: GOLDEN GOODIES, VOL.12  (LP)
Shake A Hand
1963 US
ALMOR A/AS-103 FAYE ADAMS/LITTLE ESTHER/SHIRLEY & LEE: GOLDEN SOUVENIRS  (LP)
That's Alright / It Can't Be Wrong / Look Around
1964 US
GUEST STAR G 1904 V/A: SHAKE A HAND - ORIGINAL RHYTHM AND BLUES GREATS  (LP)
Shake A Hand
1964? US 
ROULETTE R-25263 V/A: 20 ORIGINAL WINNERS, VOL.3  (LP)
Shake A Hand
1965 US
MERCURY SMCL 20183 V/A: ORIGINAL GOLDEN RHYTHM & BLUES HITS  (LP)
Shake A Hand
1970 UK
WINS 1014 V/A: ALAN FREED'S ROCK N' ROLL DANCE PARTY, VOL.5  (LP)
I'll Be True / Shake A Hand
1971 US
SUNNYVALE SVL-1021 V/A: AND THE ROCK LIVES ON... VOLUME II  (LP)
Shake A Hand
1978 US
NEW WORLD NW 249 V/A: SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL - ROCK'N'ROLL IN THE 1950S  (LP)
Shake A Hand
1978
ARC 010-80 V/A: 20 SUPER OLDIES OF THE 50'S  (LP)
Shake A Hand
19?? HOL
UNITED ARTISTS GXF 2082 V/A: IMPERIAL SINGLES COLLECTION, VOL.2 - SICK AND TIRED  (LP)
Keeper Of My Heart
1980? JPN
SILHOUETTE MUSIC SM 10007 V/A: ALAN FREED - DEDICATION, VOL.2  (LP)
Shake A Hand / I'll Be True
(recorded live at WJW, Cleveland, OH, 1953)
1982 US
TIME LIFE MUSIC SRNR-30/WARNER SPECIAL PRODUCTS OP-2570 V/A: THE ROCK'N'ROLL ERA - ROOTS OF ROCK, 1945-1956  (2-LP)
Shake A Hand
-- cd reissue: Time-Life 2RNR-30, 1990 US --
1989 US
TIME LIFE MUSIC RHD-19 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES - 1954  (CD)
Hurts Me To My Heart
1992 US
RHINO R2 71133 V/A: BLUES MASTERS, VOLUME 14 - MORE JUMP BLUES  (CD)
I'll Be True
1993 US
RHINO/WEA R2 71806 V/A: THE R&B BOX - 30 YEARS OF RHYHTM & BLUES  (6-CD)
Shake A Hand
1994 US
CAPITOL 37350 V/A: CRESECENT CITY SOUL - THE SOUND OF NEW ORLEANS 1947-1974  (4-CD)
Keeper Of My Heart
1996 US
BLUES TOWN # V/A: BADASS BOPPERS, VOL.2  (10" LP)
Johnny Lee
1997
BIG EAR MUSIC 34004 V/A: THE LEGENDARY WOLFMAN JACK - HOWLIN' ON THE AIR  (CD)
Shake A Hand
1998
RHINO R2 75667 V/A: SWING IT, DADDY-O!  (CD)
I'll Be True
1999 US
BMG SPECIAL PRODUCTS 44986 V/A: BLUES ROOTS, VOL.3  (CD)
Shake A Hand
2000
ACE CDCHD 775 V/A: EARLY GIRLS, VOL.3  (CD)
Shake A Hand
2000 UK
EMBER 5 V/A: EMBER HOUSE OF HITS  (CD)
Shake A Hand / I'll Be True / Hurts Me To My Heart
2000 UK
LUCKY CDLR 906 V/A: BUMP JUMP JIVE, VOLUME SIX  (CD)
I've Gotta Leave You
200? UK
BLAZON 1001 V/A: GET HOT - SLEAZY RHYTHM'N'BLUES, VOL.1  (CD)
Takin' You Back / Witness To The Crime
200?
BLAZON 1003 V/A: GET HOT - SLEAZY RHYTHM'N'BLUES, VOL.3  (CD)
I'll Be True To You
200?
BLAZON 1004 V/A: GET HOT - SLEAZY RHYTHM'N'BLUES, VOL.4  (CD)
That What Makes My Baby Fat
200?
ORIGINAL SOUND ENTERTAINMENT 8721 V/A: GOLDEN OLDIES, VOL.7  (CD)
Shake A Hand
2002 US
ORIGINAL SOUND ENTERTAINMENT 8852 V/A: OLDIES BUT GOODIES, VOL.2  (CD)
Shake A Hand
200? US
SAVOY JAZZ SVY 17446 V/A: STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY - THE ORIGINAL INDIE-LABEL 1944-1961  (4-CD)
Step Up And Rescue Me
2004 US
SAVOY JAZZ SVY 19438 V/A: HOT ROD 1955-1961! - STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY  (CD)
Step Up And Rescue Me
2004 US
HIP-O B0002252-02 V/A: THE ROOTS OF ROCK'N'ROLL : 1946-1954  (3-CD)
Shake A Hand
2004 US
CASTLE PULSE PBXCD 477 V/A: 100 RHYTHM & BLUES CLASSICS  (4-CD)
Shake A Hand
2005 UK
PROPER PROPERBOX 100 V/A: WE'RE GONNA ROCK, WE'RE GONNA ROLL  (4-CD)
Shake A Hand
2005 UK
SAGA JAZZ 9 820770 V/A: ORIGINAL SOUL SISTERS - SINGING IN MY SOUL  (CD)
Every Day
2005
MEMBRAN MUSIC LTD. 223002 V/A: ROCK'N'ROLL - ORIGINAL MASTERS  (10-CD)
I'll Be True To You
2005 GER
MEMBRAN MUSIC LTD. 223623 V/A: RHYTHM 'N' BLUES - FINE BROWN SUGAR  (4-CD)
I'll Be True To You / It Hurts Me To My Heart / Anything For A Friend
2005 GER
PHANTOM ? V/A: THE WORLD'S GREATEST BLUES PLAYERS AND SINGERS  (5-CD)
Hurts Me To My Heart
2006
DYNAMIC ENTERTAINMENT DYN 2433 V/A: SOUL MACHINE  (CD)
Shake A Hand (re-recorded/mixed edition)
2006
POPCORN 6003 V/A: ROCK'N'ROLL MAMAS, VOL.1  (CD)
I've Gotta Leave You
2006?
GO ENTERTAIN GO5CD6010 V/A: ROCK'N'ROLL - ORIGINAL MASTERS  (5-CD)
Shake A Hand
2008 UK
COLLECTABLES COL-CD-1422 DINAH WASHINGTON/FAYE ADAMS: DINAH WASHINGTON MEETS FAYE ADAMS  (CD)
Shake A Hand / Hurts Me To My Heart / I'll Be True / Everyday / Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere
2009 US


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006) | Blues News 5/1990 (article by Juhani Ritvanen)

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