FRANKIE LEE SIMS





SINGLES

BLUE BONNET 147 FRANKIE LEE SIMS & BLUE BONNET TRIO Home Again Blues / Cross Country Blues1948 US
BLUE BONNET 148 FRANKIE LEE SIMS & BLUE BONNET TRIO Single Man Blues / Don't Forget Me Baby1948 US
GOLD STAR 662 LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS (with Frankie Lee Sims:gtr on b-side) "T" Model Blues / Jail House Blues1949 US
SITTIN' IN WITH 644 LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS (with Frankie Lee Sims:gtr on b-side) "T" Model Blues / Jail House Blues195? US
SPECIALTY 459 FRANKIE LEE SIMS Lucy Mae Blues / Don't Take It Out On Me1953 US
SPECIALTY 478 FRANKIE LEE SIMS I'm Long, Long Gone / Yeh, Baby!
(Note: This release is also available as an identical 2010 UK repro edition)
1953 US
SPECIALTY 487 FRANKIE LEE SIMS Rhumba My Boogie / I'll Get Along Somehow1954 US
ACE 524 FRANKIE LEE SIMS What Will Lucy Do? / Misery Blues1957 US
ACE 527 FRANKIE LEE SIMS Hey Little Girl / Walking With Frankie1957 US
ACE 528 MERCY BABY (feat. Frankie Lee Sims:gtr) Marked Deck / Rock n'Roll Baby1957 US
ACE 535 MERCY BABY (feat. Frankie Lee Sims:gtr) Silly Dilly Woman / Mercy's Blues1957 US
ACE 539 FRANKIE LEE SIMS I Warned You, Baby / My Talk Didn't Do No Good1957 US
RIC 955 MERCY BABY (feat. Frankie Lee Sims:gtr) Pleadin' / Don't Lie To Me1958 US
VIN 1006 FRANKIE LEE SIMS She Likes To Boogie Real Low / Well Goodbye Baby
(Note: This release is also available as an identical US repro edition)
1958 US
SPECIALTY SPE 5009 FRANKIE LEE SIMS Married Woman Blues / Lucy Mae Blues  (reissue)1971 UK

Frankie Lee Sims has implied that he is the guitar player on "Soul Twist" / "Twistin' Time" (ENJOY 1000) and "Wobble Twist" / "Twisting With A King" (ENJOY 1001) recorded in New York City, 1962 by King Curtis & the Noble Knights. Nevertheless, various other sources state that the guitarist would have actually been Billy Butler. It's possible that Frankie Lee Sims is in fact playing on '64 instrumental single "The Monkey Shout" / "Get Wit It" (Vest 8003) by Bobby Davis & the Rhythm Rockers, also featuring King Curtis on saxophone + produced by Danny Robinson.



EP'S

TOP RANK RE/RES-129 (p/s)  FRANKIE LEE SIMS
What Will Lucy Do / Misery Blues / Walkin' With Frankie / Hey Little Girl  
1962 FRA 
TOP RANK ? (p/s) FRANKIE LEE SIMS/BILLY BOY: CHICAGO BLUES
Hey Little Girl / What Will Lucy Do? / (reverse by Billy Boy [Arnold]: You've Got Me Wrong / Here's My Picture)  
1962? SPA 




COLLECTIONS

SPECIALTY SP/SPS 2124 LUCY MAE BLUES  (LP)
Lucy Mae Blues / Married Woman / Jelly Roll Baker / I'm So Glad / Boogie Cross The Country / Frankie's Blues / Don't Take It Out On Me / I Done Talked And I Done Talked / Cryin' Won't Help You / Raggedy And Dirty / Lucy Mae Blues, Part 2 / Long Gone
-- reissues: Sonet-Specialty SNTF 5004, 1974 UK/Specialty SPS-2124, 19?? UK --
1970 US
VIVID SOUND VS-2002 LUCY MAE BLUES  (LP)
Lucy Mae Blues / Married Woman / Jelly Roll Baker / I'm So Glad / Boogie Cross The Country / Frankie's Blues / Don't Take It Out On Me / I Done Talked And I Done Talked / Cryin' Won't Help You / Raggedy And Dirty / Lucy Mae Blues, Part 2 / Long Gone
1979 JPN
KRAZY KAT KK 7428 WALKIN' WITH FRANKIE  (LP)
Woman Why'd You Break My Heart / Short Haired Woman / My Home Ain't Here / Lucy Mae Blues / Jelly Roll Baker / Come Back Baby (take 1) / Come Back Baby (take 2) / Send My Soul To The Devil / As Long As I Live / Walking With Frankie / Don't Be Mad With Me / Going Back To Dallas / Going To The River / Frankie Lee Boogie
(previously unissued 1960 New York recordings for Bobby Robinson)
1985 UK
ACE CDCHD 423/SPECIALTY SPCD-7022-2 LUCY MAE BLUES  (CD)
Lucy Mae Blues / Don't Take It Out On Me / Married Woman / Wine And Gin Bounce / Boogie 'Cross The Country / Jelly Roll Baker / I'm So Glad / Long Gone / Raggedy And Dirty / Yeh, Baby! / No Good Woman / Walking Boogie (take 4) / Frankie's Blues / Crying Won't Help You / I Done Talked And I Done Talked / Lucy Mae Blues (Part 2) / Rhumba My Boogie / I'll Get Along Somehow / Hawk Shuffle / Frankie Lee's 2 O'Clock Jump
(1953-54 recordings)
1992 UK
AIM AIM1089CD WALKIN' WITH FRANKIE  (CD)
Walking With Frankie / Don't Be Mad With Me / Lucy Mae Blues / My Home Ain't There / Send My Soul To The Devil / Short Haired Woman / Going Back To The River / As Long As I Live / Come Back Baby (take 1) / Frankie Lee Boogie / Going Back To Dallas / Jelly Roll Baker / Woman Why'd You Break My Heart / Come Back Baby (take 2)
(reissue of Krazy Kat KK 7428)
2006 AUS




COMPILATIONS & SESSION WORKS

TEEM LP-5005 V/A: THE KINGS SING THE BLUES  (LP)
Walking With Frankie
196? US
DART D-8000 LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS: LIGHTNING STRIKES AGAIN (ORIGINAL HITS - A COLLECTOR'S ITEM)  (LP)
Travelers Blues / Jailhouse Blues
(feat. Frankie Lee Sims on gtr, rec. in Houston, Tx in 1949)
1962 US
VERVE V 8453 LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS: FAST LIFE WOMAN  (LP)
Jail House Blues / Traveller's Blues
(feat. Frankie Lee Sims on gtr, rec. in Houston, Tx in 1949)
1962 US
SUE ILP 919 V/A: PURE BLUES, VOLUME 1  (LP)
What Will Lucy Do
1965 UK
SUE ILP 921 V/A: WE SING THE BLUES!  (LP)
What Will Lucy Do
1965 UK
NEGRO ART M-12-SB-359 V/A: STORY OF THE BLUES - NEW TRADITIONAL GUITAR -1  (LP)
Yeah Baby / Rhumba My Boogie / I'll Get Along Somehow
1968? FRA 
SPECIALTY SP/SPS 2117 V/A: THIS IS HOW IT ALL BEGAN, VOL.1 - THE EVOLUTION OF ROCK'N'ROLL  (LP)
Married Woman
1969 US
ISLAND IWP5 V/A: THIS IS BLUES  (LP)
What Will Lucy Do
1969 UK
RED LIGHTNIN' RL 005 V/A: BLUES IN B NATURAL  (LP)
She Likes To Boogie Real Low / Well Good Bye Baby
1970 UK
BLUES CLASSICS BC 16 V/A: TEXAS BLUES - THE FIFTIES  (LP)
Lucy Mae Blues
197? US
COLLECTOR LP 1012 V/A: MORE GREAT ROCK  (LP)
Walking With Frankie
1972 HOL
COLUMBIA SL-5083-SP V/A: THIS IS HOW IT ALL BEGAN, VOL.1  (LP)
Married Woman
1974 JPN
COLUMBIA SL-5089-SP V/A: DARK MUDDY BOTTOM BLUES  (LP)
Lucy Mae Blues / Jelly Roll Baker
1974 JPN
ARHOOLIE LP 2010 LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS: EARLY RECORDINGS, VOL.2  (LP)
Jail House Blues / Trying To Find A Friend
(feat. Frankie Lee Sims on guitar)
1975 US
SONET/SPECIALTY SNTF 5024 V/A: DOWN HOME BLUES  (LP)
I'll Get Along Somehow / Yeh, Baby!
1977 UK
VIVID SOUND VS-1008 V/A: THE KINGS SING THE BLUES, VOL.1  (LP)
What Will Lucy Do / Misery Blues
1979 JPN
VIVID SOUND VS-1011 V/A: THE KINGS SING THE BLUES, VOL.2  (LP)
Hey Little Girl / My Talk Didn't Do Any Good / Well Goodbye Baby
1979 JPN
MAMLISH S-3799 V/A: HOME AGAIN BLUES  (LP)
Home Again Blues
197? US
NIGHTHAWK LP 106 V/A: DOWN BEHIND THE RISE 1947-1953  (LP)
Single Man Blues / Don't Forget Me Baby
1980 US
ACE CH-11 V/A: THE ACE STORY, VOL.1  (LP)
Hey Little Girl
1980 UK
ACE/CASCADE DROP 1010 V/A: TWENTY GREAT BLUES RECORDINGS OF THE '50S AND '60S, VOLUME 2  (LP)
Don't Take It Out On Me
1984 UK
KRAZY KAT 7434 V/A: TEXAS COUNTRY BLUES  (LP)
Cross-Country Blues
1986 UK
ACE CH 276 V/A: KINGS OF THE BLUES  (LP)
I'll Get Along Somehow
1988 UK
ARHOOLIE CD-302 LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS: TEXAS BLUES  (CD)
Once Was A Gambler / Meet You At The Chicken Shack / Bald Headed Woman / Tom Moore Blues / Watch My Fingers / Love Like A Hydrant / Slavery Time / I Would If I Could / Bud Russell Blues / Come On Baby / Money Taker / Mama's Fight / My Woman / Send My Child Home To Me / Have You Ever Loved A Woman / Black And Evil
(some tracks feat. Frankie Lee Sims on guitar)
1990 US
ARHOOLIE CD-330 LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS: GOLD STAR SESSIONS, VOL.1  (CD)
Short Haired Woman / Baby Please Don't Go / Going Home Blues / Automobile Blues / Big Mama Jump / Loretta Blues / Seems Funny Baby / Thunder And Lightning Blues / Grosebeck Blues / Tim Moore's Farm / Lightnin's Boogie / Traveler's Blues / Goodbye Blues / Unkind Blues / Fast Life Woman / Zolo Go (Zydeco) / You Don't Know / Treat Me Kind / Somebody's Got To Go / Death Bells / Mad With You / Airplane Blues
(some tracks feat. Frankie Lee Sims on guitar)
1991 US
ARHOOLIE CD-337 LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS: GOLD STAR SESSIONS, VOL.2  (CD)
Walking Blues / Shining Moon / Ida May / Mercy / Automobile Blues / Glory Be / All I Got Is Gone / Whiskey Blues / European Blues / What Can It Be? / Lonesome Home (Ain't It Lonesome) / Appetite Blues / Lightnin's Blues / Hammond Boogie (Organ Boogie) / Rollin' Woman Blues / Jailhouse Blues / T-Model Blues / No Mail Blues / Ain't It A Shame / Old Woman Blues / Untrue Blues / Henny Penny Blues / Jackstropper Blues / Grievance Blues
(some tracks feat. Frankie Lee Sims on guitar)
1991 US
RHINO R2-70564 V/A: GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE PRESENTS : LEGENDS OF GUITAR, VOL.2 - ELECTRIC BLUES  (CD)
Lucy Mae Blues
1991 US
RHINO R2-71123 V/A: BLUES MASTERS, VOL.3 : TEXAS BLUES  (CD)
Lucy Mae Blues
1992 US
RHINO R2-71781 V/A: TEXAS MUSIC, VOL.1 : POSTWAR BLUES COMBOS  (CD)
She Likes To Boogie Real Low
1993 US
ACE/SPECIALTY 5SPCD 4412-2 V/A: THE SPECIALTY STORY  (5-CD)
Lucy Mae Blues
1994 UK
ACE/SPECIALTY GOSPEL CD 001 V/A: IT'S SPELT SPECIALTY  (CD)
Lucy Mae Blues
1994 UK
ACE 2031 V/A: ACE STORY, VOL.1  (LP/CD)
Hey Little Girl
1994 US
ACE 2034 V/A: ACE STORY, VOL.4  (LP/CD)
Walkin' With Frankie
1994 US
ACE 2035 V/A: ACE STORY, VOL.5  (LP/CD)
Well Goodbye Baby
1994 US
RHINO R2-71781 V/A: TEXAS MUSIC, VOL.1: POSTWAR BLUES  (CD)
She Likes To Boogie Real Low
1994 US
RHINO R2-72027 V/A: BLUES MASTERS, VOL.1-5  (5-CD)
Lucy Mae Blues
1995 US
STAX 8595 V/A: SUPERBLUES, VOL.3 - ALL-TIME CLASSIC BLUES HITS  (CD)
Lucy Mae Blues
1995 US
MIMA LP 001 V/A: HOT ROCKIN' TRACKS  (10" LP)
Hey Little Girl
1997
WESTSIDE WESM 554 V/A: 4TH & BEALE AND FURTHER SOUTH - THE ACE BLUES MASTERS VOL.2  (CD)
What Will Lucy Do / Misery Blues / Hey Little Girl / Walking With Frankie (full length version) / My Talk Didn't Do No Good / I Warned You Baby / She Likes To Boogie Real Low / Well Goodbye Baby / How Long
1998 UK
WESTSIDE WESA 812 V/A: MARK LAMARR'S ACE IS WILD  (CD)
Walkin' With Frankie/She Likes To Boogie Real Low
1998 UK
LUCKY CDLR 908 V/A: BUMP JUMP JIVE, VOL.8  (CD)
Hey Little Girl
1998 UK
EMPORIO EMPRCD 842 V/A: ORIGINAL ROCK'N'ROLL FROM NEW ORLEANS  (CD)
Hey Little Girl
1999 UK
ECLIPSE MUSIC GROUP 64419 V/A: WHOLE LOTTA... BLUES - LEGENDS OF TEXAS BLUES  (CD)
Lucy Mae Blues
1999 UK
FREMEAUX & ASSOCIES 5062 V/A: TEXAS DOWN HOME BLUES 1948-1952  (2-CD)
Donít Forget Me Baby
200?
RICHMOND 3008 V/A: WE GOT THE BLUES FOR YOU  (CD)
What Will Lucy Do? / She Likes To Boogie Real Low
2000 US
EMI PLUS 724357630221 V/A: BLUES CONNECTION, VOL.1 - HOW LONG - HOW LONG BLUES  (4-CD)
Don't Forget Me
2001 HOL
WESTSIDE WEST 240 V/A: SHUCKIN' STUFF: RARE BLUES FROM ACE RECORDS (MS)  (2-CD)
What Will Lucy Do / Hey Little Girl
2002 UK
PAST PERFECT 220256-325 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES GOES ROCK & ROLL, VOL.2  (15-CD)
She Likes To Boogie Real Slow / I Warned You Baby
2002 GER
INDIGO IGOTCD 2540 V/A: THE R&B HITS OF 1953  (3-CD)
Lucy Mae Blues
2003 UK
FLAT-TOP FTB 070 V/A: SHAKE 'EM ON DOWN, VOL.3  (CD)
Married Woman
2003 UK
CHEESCAKE CHCD 121 V/A: BOPPIN' BLUES 'N RHYTHM  (CD)
Walking With Frankie / Hey Little Girl / She Likes To Boogie Real Low / Well Goodbye Baby
200?
BLAZON ? V/A: GET HOT - SLEAZY RHYTHM 'N BLUES, VOL.4  (CD)
I Warned You Baby
200?
INDIGO IGOCD 2548 V/A: ROLL AND TUMBLE BLUES - A HISTORY OF SLIDE  (3-CD)
Single Man Blues
2004 UK
INDIGO IGOTCD 2556 V/A: THE ROOTS OF ROCKABILLY 1940-53  (3-CD)
Lucy Mae Blues
2004 UK
ACE CDCHD 1008 V/A: SUE'S ROCK'N'BLUES: THE UK SUE LABEL STORY, VOL.2  (CD)
What Will Lucy Do (Lucy Mae Blues)
2004 UK
BOULEVARD VINTAGE BVBCD 1003 V/A: DOWN HOME BLUES CLASSICS 1943-1953  (4-CD)
Cross Country Blues
2004 UK
MEMBRAN MUSIC LTD./DOCUMENTS 223007-321 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES - ORIGINAL MASTERS   (10-CD)
She Likes To Boogie Real Slow
2005 GER
SAVAGE KICK SKCD 101 V/A: SAVAGE KICK, VOLUME ONE  (CD)
She Likes To Boogie Real Low
2006 UK
JSP JSPCD 7790 V/A: LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS & OTHERS - LIGHTNIN' SPECIAL (VOLUME 2 OF THE COLLECTED WORKS)  (4-CD)
Home Again Blues / Cross Country Blues / Don't Forget Me Baby / Single Man Blues
2007 UK
FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVTD047 V/A: LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THE BLUES - THE EVOLUTION OF TEXAS BLUES  (3-CD)
What Will Lucy Do
2010 UK
M.A.T. MUSIC 233168 V/A: ABC OF THE BLUES - THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION FROM THE DELTA TO THE BIG CITIES  (52-CD)
Lucy Mae Blues / Long Gone / Jelly Roll Baker / I Done Talked And I Done Talked / Cryin' Won't Help You / Don't Take It Out On Me / Raggedy And Dirty / Frankie's Blues / Married Woman / Lucy Mae Blues, Pt. 2
2010


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Benoit Billot | Jarmo Hoppula | Jussi Raulamo | Alan Balfour

Published sources: Goldmine Price Guide To 45 Rpm Records (Tim Neely, 2003) | Blues Records 1943-1970 Volume Two (Mike Leadbitter-Leslie Fancourt-Paul Pelletier, 1994) | Rare Record Price Guide 2004 (Record Collector, 2002) | Billboard Top R&B Singles (Joel Whitburn, 1988) | Billboard Top 100 Singles (Joel Whitburn, 1994) | New Rock Record (Terry Hounsome, 1986) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006)

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