HARMONICA FRANK FLOYD





SINGLES

CHESS 1475 HARMONICA FRANK Swamp Root / Goin' Away Walkin'1951 US 
CHESS 1475 HARMONICA FRANK Swamp Root / Step It Up And Go1951 US
CHESS 1494 HARMONICA FRANK Howlin' Tomcat / She's Done Moved1952 US
SUN 205 HARMONICA FRANK Rockin' Chair Daddy / The Great Medical Menagerist 1954 US
F&L 100 FRANK FLOYD WITH MUSICAL ACCOM. (a) / LARRY KENNON WITH MUSICAL ACCOM. (b)  Rock-A-Little Baby / Monkey Love1958 US
MIMOSA 205  HARMONICA FRANK & HIS BAND (a) / LARRY KENNON WITH HARMONICA FRANK (b) Rock A Little Baby / Monkey Love197? US




EP'S

D&L # (green vinyl)  HARMONICA FRANK 
Swamp Root / Step It Up And Go / Great Medical Menagerist / Rockin' Chair Daddy 
1971 US 




ALBUMS

PURITAN PUR 3003 THE GREAT ORIGINAL RECORDINGS OF HARMONICA FRANK  (LP)
Swamp Root / Goin' Away Walkin' / Step It Up And Go / Howlin' Tomcat / Howlin' Tomcat (alt.) / She's Done Moved / The Great Medical Menagerist / Rockin' Chair Daddy
1974 US
BARRELHOUSE 005 BLUES THAT MADE THE ROOSTERS DANCE  (LP)
New Fangled Cafe / Jack & Jill Blues / Lucille Blues / Shampoo (The Whorehouse Special) / Sweet Farm Girl / Ditchin' Man Blues / Beer Drinkin' Daddy / What Key? / Memphis To New Orleans / Packin' That Stuff / Shanghai Rooster Breakdown / Sittin' On Top Of The World / Snortin' The Blues / Tribute To Jimmy Rogers / Ring Tail Tom Cat / Ain't Gonna Rain No More
1975 US
ADELPHI AD 1023 HARMONICA FRANK FLOYD  (LP)
Kansas City Blues / Step It Up And Go / Fox Chase / Moonshiner's Daughter / You Don't Know My Mind / Anniversary Blue Yodel / Memphis To New Orleans / Rockin' Chair Daddy / Ring Tailed Tom / Married Man's Blues / Sleepy Eyed John / What Are You Squawkin About? / Peckerwood Song / Sittin' On Top Of The World
(recorded between 1972-1974, produced by Steve LaVere and Gene Rosenthal)
1976 US
ADELPHI/GENES GCD 9905 THE GREAT MEDICAL MENAGERIST  (CD)
Mosquito Bar Britches / Blue Yodel #6 / Swamproot / Tour De Floyd / Great Medical Menagerist / Sweet Temptation / Howlin' Tomcat / Shampoo / Blue Yodel #7 / Steppin' To Convington / Movement Like An Elgin / Knothole Blues
(previously unreleased recordings of July 1972)
-- UK edition: Edsel EDCD 384, 1997 --
1997 US
MERLESS RECORDS/MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL CD 201 THE MISSING LINK  (CD)
Rocking Chair Daddy / Swamp Root / Married Man's Blues / Moonshiner's Daughter / Shoop-A-Boop-A-Doodler / What Are You Squawking About / Howlin' Tomcat / Deep Elum Blues / Sitting On Top Of The World / Step It Up And Go / From Memphis To New Orleans / The Great Medical Menagerist / It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo / Without My Teeth / Sweet Farm Girl / You Don't Know My Mind
(produced by Jim Dickinson)
2002 US
HOG MAW HMLP 905 MOUTHIN' BLOOD BLUES - ORIGINAL EARLY RECORDINGS  (10" LP)
Swamp Root / Goin' Away Walkin' / Step It Up And Go / She's Done Moved / Howlin' Tomcat / Rockin' Chair Daddy / The Great Medical Menagerist / Rock A Little Baby / Monkey Love (vocal by Larry Kennon)
2010 US




COMPILATIONS

PHONOGRAM 6467.025 V/A: SUN ROCKABILLYS, VOL.1 - PUT YOUR CAT CLOTHES ON  (LP)
Rockin' Chair Daddy
1971 UK
PHONOGRAM 6641.180 V/A: THE SUN STORY  (2-LP)
The Great Medical Menagerist
1974 UK
CHARLY CR 30123 V/A: THE BEST OF SUN ROCKABILLY, VOL.1  (LP)
Rockin' Chair Daddy
1977 UK
BLUES CLASSICS 15 V/A: MEMPHIS AND THE DELTA - 1950S  (LP)
Goin' Away Walking
197? US
REDITA LP 130 V/A: STEP IT UP AND GO - MEMPHIS ROCKABILLY  (LP)
Rock-A-Little Baby / Memphis To New Orleans / Step It Up And Go / Rockin' Chair Daddy / Monkey Love
1986 HOL
CHARLY SUNBOX 100 V/A: THE SUN BOX  (3-LP)
Rockin' Chair Daddy
1980 UK
P-VINE PLP-6073 V/A: CHESS BLUES ARCHIVES, VOL.3 - MEMPHIS : BEALE STREET BREAKDOWN  (LP)
Swamp Root / Goin' Away Walkin' / Howlin' Tomcat / She Done Moved
1986 JPN
BEAR FAMILY BFX 15211 V/A: SUN RECORDS, THE COUNTRY YEARS, 1950-1959  (10-LP)
Swamp Root / Goin' Away Walkin' / Step It Up And Go / Howlin' Tomcat / Howlin' Tomcat (alt.) / She's Done Moved / The Great Medical Menagerist / Rockin' Chair Daddy
1986 GER
P-VINE PLP-316 V/A: THE BIRTH OF MEMPHIS ROCKIN' SOUND  (LP)
The Great Medical Menagerist / Rockin' Chair Daddy / Howlin' Tomcat (take 2)
1987 JPN
SAVAGE KICK SK-501 V/A: BLACK ROCK'N'ROLL, VOL.1  (LP)
Rock-A-Little Baby
198? UK
STOMPIN' ST 122 V/A: STOMPIN' VOL.22 - THE COUNTRY BLUES  (LP)
Rock-A-Little Baby
19?? UK
INSTANT CD INS 5039 V/A: THE SUN STORY, VOL.1 - SUNRISE  (CD)
Rockin' Chair Daddy
19?? UK
BARK LOG 1 V/A: COUNTRY HICKS  (LP/CD)
Swamp Root
1990/1995 UK
RHINO R1/R2-70963 V/A: MEMPHIS RAMBLE - A SUN COUNTRY COLLECTION  (LP/CD)
Swamp Root
1990 US
SAVAGE KICK SKCD-501 V/A: BLACK ROCK'N'ROLL, VOLUME ONE  (CD)
Rock-A-Little Baby
199? UK
BELLAPHON 220 133 023 V/A: SUN ROCKABILLIES - PUT YOUR CAT CLOTHES ON  (LP)
Rockin' Chair Daddy
199? GER
BEAR FAMILY BCD 15801 V/A: THE COMPLETE SUN SINGLES, VOL.1  (4-CD)
Rockin' Chair Daddy / The Great Medical Menagerist
1994 GER
MEMPHIS ARCHIVES 7008 V/A: MEMPHIS BLUES CARAVAN, VOL.1  (CD)
Goin' Away Happy
(early 1970's live recording)
1994 US
RHINO R2 71780/RHINO 1211 V/A: THE SUN RECORDS COLLECTION  (3-CD)
Swamp Root
1994 US
MCA/UNIVERSAL 380596-2 V/A: THE CHESS STORY 1947-1975  (15-CD)
Howlin' Tomcat
1999 US
STILL STCD 1156 V/A: REAL BLACK RHYTHM  (CD)
Rock-A-Little Baby
199? HOL
BUDDHA 99000 V/A: SUN RECORDS 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION  (2-CD)
Rockin' Chair Daddy
2002 US
STOMPER TIME STCD 15 V/A: THE ERWIN RECORDS STORY, MEMPHIS ROCKABILLIES, HILLBILLIES & HONKY TONKERS, VOL.2  (CD)
Rock A Little Baby / Larry Kennon: Monkey Love
2002 UK
PAST PERFECT 220256-325 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES GOES ROCK & ROLL, VOL.2  (15-CD)
Rock A Little Baby
2002 GER
CHARLY SNAJ 713 V/A: THE SUN RECORDS STORY  (4-CD)
Howlin' Tomcat
2002 UK
FAB-U-LUS FBUBX 002 V/A: SUN RECORD COMPANY - 50 GOLDEN YEARS 1952-2002  (8-CD)
The Great Medical Menagerist
2002 US
STOMPIN' ST 318 V/A: STOMPIN' 18  (CD)
Rock A Little Baby
2003 UK
HALLMARK 730492 V/A: SUN RECORDS : THE EARLY YEARS  (3-CD)
The Great Medical Menagerist / Rockin' Chair Daddy
2005 UK
REV-OLA CRREV 129 V/A: COUNTRY GOES ROCK'N'ROLL, VOL.1 - THE OLD GUARD  (CD)
Rockin' Chair Daddy
2005 UK
PROPER PROPERBOX 143 V/A: ROCKIN' MEMPHIS  (4-CD)
Step It Up And Go
2008 UK

Harmonica Frank Floyd also wrote a song called 'Train Whistle Boogie', which was recorded by Tennessee-based Charles Dean & the Rondells. 'Train Whistle Boogie' (originally issued on Benton 103 in 1958) is included to some Dutch bootleg compilations: "Rare Rock'a'Billy Vol.2", Collector CL 1020/"Ten Years - Collector Records", White Label WLP 8816/"West Tennessee & Arkansas Rockin'", Collector CLCD 4447. Version of the song by Frank himself is not known.



                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: Goldmine Price Guide To 45 Rpm Records (Tim Neely, 2003) | Sun Records: The Discography (Colin Escott & Martin Hawkins, 1987) | Pop 4/2004

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