HARMONICA FRANK FLOYD





SINGLES

CHESS 1475-A (78 rpm) HARMONICA FRANK Swamp Root / Goin' Away Walkin'8/1951 US 
CHESS 1475-A (78 rpm) HARMONICA FRANK Swamp Root / Step In Up And Go8/1951 US 
CHESS 1475-A (45 rpm, promo) HARMONICA FRANK Swamp Root / Step In Up And Go
(Note: also available as an identical US 2010 repro edition)
8/1951 US 
CHESS 1494 (78 rpm) HARMONICA FRANK Howlin' Tomcat / She's Done Moved1/1952 US
CHESS 1494 (45 rpm) HARMONICA FRANK Howlin' Tomcat / She's Done Moved
(Note: also available as an identical US 1973 repro edition on red vinyl)
1/1952 US
SUN 205 (78 rpm) HARMONICA FRANK The Great Medical Menagerist / Rockin' Chair Daddy 7/1954 US
SUN 205 (45 rpm) HARMONICA FRANK The Great Medical Menagerist / Rockin' Chair Daddy
(Note: also available as an identical US 2013 repro edition)
7/1954 US
F&L 100 FRANK FLOYD WITH MUSICAL ACCOM. (a) / LARRY KENNON WITH MUSICAL ACCOM. (b)  Rock-A-Little Baby / Monkey Love
(Note: also available as an identical US repro edition)
2/1958 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/red vinyl)  HARMONICA FRANK 
Swamp Root / Step It Up & Go / Great Medical Menagerist / Rockin' Chair Daddy 
1971 US 




ALBUMS

PURITAN 3003 THE GREAT ORIGINAL RECORDINGS OF HARMONICA FRANK (1951-58)  (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
(collection of 1950's recordings)
1974 US
BARRELHOUSE BH-05 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
(recorded at Glass Finger Studios, Chicago, IL on June 28, 1975)
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 at Adelphi Studios 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 / The 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
(recorded live at Bartlett High School, Memphis, TN on May 10, 1979, Farmington Elementary School, Memphis, TN on May 11, 1979, and BR Toad Studio, Memphis TN in May 1979; produced by Jim Dickinson)
2002 US
CACTUS HFCD 1 ROCK A LITTLE BABY - YOU SAY A WHITE MAN CAN'T KNOW THE BLUES  (CD)
Rock A Little Baby / Rockin' Chair Daddy / Swamp Root / Step It Up & Go / Howlin' Tomcat / The Great Medical Menagerlst / She Done Moved / Goin' Away Walkin' / Shampoo / Mosquito Bar Britches / Blue Yodel #6 / Movement Like an Elgin / Knothole Blues / Tour De Floyd / Blue Yodel #1 / Moonshiner's Daughter / Shoop-A-Boop-A-Doodler / What Are You Squawkin' About / Deep Elem Blues / Sittin' On Top Of The World / From Memphis To New Orleans / It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo' / Sweet Farm Girl / You Don't Know My Mind
(collection of 1950's-1970's recordings)
2009
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)
(collection of 1950's recordings)
2010 FRA
MISSISSIPPI EJ-010 HARMONICA FRANK  (LP)
Rock A Little Baby / Swamp Root / Howlin' Tomcat / Goin' Away Walking / Step It Up And Go / Great Medical Menagerist / She Done Moved / Monkey Love (Larry Kennon) / Rockin' Chair / Howlin' Tomcat (version 2)
(collection of 1950's recordings)
2016 US




COMPILATIONS

BLUES CLASSICS BC 7 V/A: COUNTRY BlUES CLASSICS, VOLUME 3  (LP)
Tom Cat Blues
-- reissue: Blues Classics BC 7, 197? US --
1965 US
THE POST-WAR BLUES PWB 2 V/A: MEMPHIS... ON DOWN - THE POST-WAR BLUES, VOLUME 2  (LP)
She's Done Moved
1966 UK
BLUES CLASSICS BC 15 V/A: MEMPHIS AND THE DELTA - 1950S  (LP)
Goin' Away Walking
-- reissue: Blues Classics BC 15, 197? US --
1968 US
PHONOGRAM 6467.025 V/A: SUN ROCKABILLYS, VOL.1 - PUT YOUR CAT CLOTHES ON  (LP)
Rockin' Chair Daddy
-- German c-cassette edition: Bellaphon BMC 70132, 1973 --
1971 UK
REDITA RLP 105 V/A: MEMPHIS BLUES AT SUNSHINE/SUNRISE  (LP)
She's Done Moved
(Note: The LP cover is titled "Memphis Blues At Sunshine" while the label says "Memphis Blues At Sunrise")
1973 HOL
PHONOGRAM/CHESS 6641.125 V/A: GENESIS, VOL.2 - THE BEGINNINGS OF ROCK: FROM MEMPHIS TO CHICAGO  (4-LP)
Swamp Root / Howlin' Tomcat / She Done Moved
1973 UK
PHONOGRAM 6641.180 V/A: THE SUN STORY 1952-1968  (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
CHARLY SUNBOX 100 V/A: THE SUN BOX  (3-LP)
Rockin' Chair Daddy
1980 UK
CHARLY CRLP 1982 AB V/A: ROCK'N ROLL LIVES FOREVER - 40 CLASSIC ROCKERS  (2-LP)
Rockin' Chair Daddy
-- 2-cd reissue: Sound 2-805, 19?? HOL/GER --
1982 HOL
MUSIC FOR PLEASURE 1654761 V/A: TESTAMENT DU ROCK, VOL.7  (LP)
Rockin' Chair Daddy
1984 FRA
MUSIC FOR PLEASURE 1552853 V/A: TESTAMENT DU ROCK (COFFRET 3 DISQUES)  (3-LP)
Rockin' Chair Daddy
1984 FRA
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
P-VINE PLP-6073 V/A: CHESS BLUES ARCHIVES, VOL.3 - MEMPHIS : BEALE STREET BREAKDOWN  (LP)
Swamp Root / Goin' Away Walkin' / Howlin' Tomcat / She's 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
CHARLY/SUN CD SUN 2 V/A: COUNTRY MUSIC ORIGINALS, VOL.1  (CD)
The Great Medical Menagerist / Rockin' Chair Daddy
1987 UK
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
SOUND CD 901 V/A: THE BEST... ROCK'N'ROLL  (CD)
Rockin' Chair Daddy
1989 HOL
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
-- 2-lp reissue: Zafiro 30512697, 1991 SPA --
1990 UK
BARK LOG BARK LOG 1 V/A: COUNTRY HICKS, VOLUME 1  (LP)
Swamp Root
-- cd reissue: Bark Log BARK LOG 1 CD, 1995 UK --
1990 UK
RHINO R1 70963/R2 70963/R4 70963 V/A: MEMPHIS RAMBLE - A SUN COUNTRY COLLECTION  (LP/CD/C-CAS)
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 DI V/A: THE COMPLETE SUN SINGLES, VOL.1  (4-CD)
Rockin' Chair Daddy / The Great Medical Menagerist
1994 GER
MEMPHIS ARCHIVE MA7008 V/A: MEMPHIS BLUES CARAVAN, VOL. I  (CD)
Goin' Away Happy
(early 1970's live recording)
1994 US
RHINO R2 71780/RHINO-BMG DIRECT MARKETING/RCA SPECIAL PRODUCTS DRC-1211 V/A: THE SUN RECORDS COLLECTION  (3-CD)
Swamp Root
1994 US
AVI AVI CD 5008 V/A: DEFROST YOUR HEART - SUN COUNTRY, VOL.1  (CD)
Rockin' Chair Daddy
1995 US
CHARLY CDSUNBOX 6 V/A: THE SUN RECORDS STORY  (4-CD)
Howlin' Tomcat / Rockin' Chair Daddy
1995 UK
MCA MVCM-617 V/A: ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROCK  (CD)
Howlin' Tomcat
1996 JPN
MCA/UNIVERSAL 380596-2 V/A: THE CHESS STORY 1947-1975  (14-CD + CD-ROM)
Howlin' Tomcat
1999 EU
STILL STCD 1156 V/A: REAL BLACK RHYTHM  (CD)
Rock-A-Little Baby
199? HOL
CHESS 1126942 V/A: THE CHESS STORY 1947-1956  (5-CD)
Howlin' Tomcat
2001 EU
BMG HERITAGE 74465 99000 2 V/A: SUN RECORDS - THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION  (2-CD)
Rockin' Chair Daddy
2002 US/EU
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
CHARLY/ORIGINAL SUN RECORDINGS SNAJ 713 CD V/A: THE SUN RECORDS STORY  (3-CD)
Howlin' Tomcat
2002 UK
PAST PERFECT 220256-325 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES GOES ROCK & ROLL, VOLUME 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
CHARLY SNAD 530 CD V/A: THE SAM PHILLIPS STORY - THE MAN WHO FOUND THE STARS  (2-CD)
The Great Medical Managerist
2004 UK
MEMBRAN MUSIC LTD. 223002 V/A: ROCK'N'ROLL - ORIGINAL MASTERS  (10-CD)
The Great Medical Menagerist / Rockin' Chair Daddy
2005 GER
HALLMARK MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT 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, VOLUME 1 - THE OLD GUARD  (CD)
Rockin' Chair Daddy
2005 UK
MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL MNO-001 V/A: RISE : KATRINA + RELIEF  (CD)
Introduction / From Memphis To New Orleans
2005 US
PAZZAZZ 1PAZZ090-2 V/A: SUN BLUES  (CD)
Howlin' Tomcat
2005 UK
PAZZAZZ 4PAZZ001 V/A: THE ESSENTIAL SUN RECORDS COLLECTION  (4-CD)
Howlin' Tomcat
2005 UK
PAZZAZZ 2PAZZ090 V/A: THE SUN RECORDS COLLECTION 2  (4-CD)
Howlin' Tomcat
2005 UK
TIME MUSIC INTERNATIONAL LIMITED TMI785/TMI786/TMI787 V/A: THE SUN STORY BOX  (3-CD)
Rockin' Chair Daddy / The Great Medical Menagerist
2005 UK
PROPER PROPERBOX 143 V/A: ROCKIN' MEMPHIS  (4-CD)
Step It Up And Go
2008 UK
ICEHOUSE IHR 5903 V/A: THE MEMPHIS BOX 2  (3-CD)
Rockin' Chair Daddy
2006 US
METRO METRTCD823 V/A: THE LEGENDARY SOUNDS OF SUN STUDIOS  (3-CD)
Howlin' Tomcat
2006 UK
ESSENTIAL GOLD EG0242 V/A: THE ESSENTIAL SUN RECORDS  (CD)
The Great Medical Menagerist
2006 EU
WETON-WESGRAM LATA 562 V/A: 100 BLUES TUNES  (5-CD)
Rockin' Chair Daddy
2006 EU
HARTE HR 101 V/A: ROOTS OF HIP HOP  (LP/CD)
Swamp Root
2008 US
BEAR FAMILY BCD 16863 FH V/A: LET ME BE YOUR SIDETRACK - THE INFLUENCE OF JIMMIE RODGERS  (6-CD)
Blue Yodel No. 6
2008 GER
CHARLY CLYCAR 713-8 V/A: THE SUN RECORDS STORY  (6-LP)
Howlin' Tomcat
2010 UK
UNION SQUARE MUSIC METRTN016 V/A: SUN RECORDS - THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION  (3-CD)
Howlin' Tomcat
2010 UK
CARGO 39670 V/A: THE SUN RECORDS STORY, VOLUME 1 - ROOTS  (2-LP)
Howlin' Tomcat
2010 GER
ONE DAY MUSIC DAY3CD011 V/A: THE SUN BLUES STORY  (3-CD)
Howlin' Tomcat
2012 UK
FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVTD165 V/A: AFTER SUN - WHAT THE STARS OF THE LEGENDARY SUN RECORD COMPANY DID NEXT  (3-CD)
Rock A Little Baby
2013 UK
THE INTENSE MEDIA 600174 V/A: THE MEMPHIS RECORDINGS FROM THE LEGENDARY SUN STUDIOS  (10-CD)
Step It Up And Go / Goin' Away Walkin'
2014 UK
REAL GONE RGMCD168 V/A: THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME ONE  (4-CD)
The Great Medical Menagerist / Rockin' Chair Daddy
2015 UK
YEP ROC YEP-2453 V/A: SAM PHILLIPS - THE MAN WHO INVENTED ROCK'N'ROLL  (2-CD)
Rockin' Chair Daddy
2015 US
ICEHOUSE SUNX7063 V/A: YELLOW SUN BLUES (VOLUME ONE)  (LP)
Rockin' Chair Daddy
2015 US
TRAILER-PARK TPR-LP 5505/BE! SHARP 6166 V/A: MURDER IN THE SWAMP!  (LP)
Swamp Root
2018 GER

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 | Blues Unlimited #99 (February-March 1973) | Whiskey, Women, And... #5 (June 1973) | Living Blues #62 (Winter 1984) | Rockin' Fifties #53 (1994)

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