HOP WILSON





SINGLES

GOLDBAND G-1071  HOP WILSON AND HIS TWO BUDDIES Chicken Stuff / That Wouldn't Satisfy
(recorded in Lake Charles, LA, March 22, 1958)
1958 US
GOLDBAND G-1078 HOP WILSON Always Be In Love With You / Broke & Hungry
(recorded at ACA Studios, Houston, TX, September 9, 1958)
12/1958 US
TREY T-1003 KING IVORY LEE (feat. Hop Wilson:gtr)  Rockin In The Cocanut Top / Fuss Too Much 
(recorded at ACA Studios, Houston, TX, September 9, 1958) 
1959 US
IVORY 127 POPPA HOP AND HIS ORCHESTRA I'm A Stranger / My Woman Has A Black Cat Bone
(recorded at ACA Studios, Houston, TX, October 27, 1960)
1960 US
IVORY 133 POPPY HOP AND HIS ORCHESTRA A Good Woman Is Hard To Find / I Met A Strange Woman
(recorded at ACA Studios, Houston, TX, August 6, 1961)
1961 US
IVORY 134/135 POPPA HOP AND HIS ORCHESTRA Merry Christmas, Darling / Be Careful With The Blues
(recorded at ACA Studios, Houston, TX, November 7, 1961)
1961 US
IVORY 1-341/342 HELEN WILSON (feat. Hop Wilson:gtr)  Have You Ever Been Hurt / Do What You Did Yesterday 
(recorded at ACA Studios, Houston, TX, March 16, 1962)
1962 US 
GOLDBAND G-1071 HOP WILSON AND HIS CHICKENS Chicken Stuff / (reverse by Danny James & his High Campers: High Camp)  (reissue)196? US
GOLDBAND G-1246 IVORY LEE SEMIEN Rocking In The Cocanut Top / Fuss Too Much  (reissue; a-side prev. unissued alt. take)197? US

In addition to the recordings above, "Ivory" Lee Semien released on his own Ivory label at least the following 45rpm singles:
#102 - Joanie Hall: Just Because / Tears Don't Care Who Cries Them (1960)
#107 - Hal Southern: I Dreamed Of A Hillbilly Heaven / There Must Be Someone (1960)
#108 - Joanie Hall: Louisiana Blues / Then You'll Cry (1961)
#130 - Frank 'Sonny' Scott: The Y-Twist Pt. 1 / The Y-Twist Pt. 2 (196?)
#136/137 - Lonnie Mitchell: Mitchell's Watusi / Louisiana Slo-Drag (1961)
#343/344 - Earl Gilliam: Just You And I / B.J. Brooks: Slap Happy Twist (1962, feat. Ivory Lee on drums)
#91272 - Lightnin' Hopkins: War Is Starting Again / Got Me A Louisiana Woman (c. 1962; = Jewel 857; feat. Ivory Lee on drums)
#1-1-465 - Leo Morris with Marcel & his Band: Wanta Know How I Feel / I Didn't Need You (196?)
#687/688 - Ivory Lee: Broke And Hungry / Alley Oop (196?)
#338 - Elliot Wilson with Frank Mitchell Orchestra: Come One / A Lost Soul (196?)
#1-343 - Earl Gilliam with B.J. Brooks: Just You And I / Slap Happy Twist (196?)
#1-128/129 - Vincent Frank: Vincent's Blues / Tighten Up Zedeco (1967)
#1-130/131 - Roosevelt Hopes: Scoop / Roosevelt In The Alley (1967)
#1-132 - Mable Franklin: Lucille, Leave My Woman Alone / Unhappy Woman (1967)
#1-133 - Big H. Williams: Almost Gone / Somebody's Daughter (1967, feat. Ivory Lee on drums)
#1-134 - D.C. Bender: Boogie Children / Woke Up This Morning (c. 1968, feat. Ivory Lee on drums)
#138 - Earl Gilliam: Going Back Home / Funk Twist (196?)
#711 - Little Irvin: Who's Loving You / Nobody's Loving Me (1970)
#102 - Joannie Nichols: The Heat's Got Me Beat / Why Don't You Change Your Ways (197?)
#? - Travis Phillips (The Wonder Boy): Free From All Torture / ? (197?)

Ivory Lee also appears as a lead vocalist on "Senator Kennedy Believed In Justice" by The Fabulous Soul Revivers, released on 45rpm single Faith 503 in 1968. However, it's not confirmed if the singer actually is Lee Semien.




COLLECTIONS

P-VINE/BLUES INTERACTIONS PLP-9054 HOUSTON GHETTO BLUES  (LP)
My Woman Has A Black Cat Bone (take 2) / I'm A Stranger / Dance To It (Chicken Stuff #2) / I Ain't Got No Woman / You Don't Move Me Anymore / Rockin' In The Coconut Top / Need Your Love To Keep Me Warm / My Woman Has A Black Cat Bone (prev. unissued take 1 of 10/1960 recording) / Merry Christmas Darling (take 1) / I Done Got Over / Be Careful With The Blues / Merry Christmas Darling (take 2) / A Good Woman Is Hard To Find / I Feel So Glad / Why Do You Twist / I Met A Strange Woman / Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye (Part 2) (prev. unissued, recorded in Houston, TX, February 13, 1962; cd bonus) / My Woman Done Quit Me (cd bonus)
-- cd reissues: P-Vine/Blues Interactions PCD-1607, 1988 JPN/Bullseye Blues CD-BB-9538, 1993 US/P-Vine PCD-3754, 2003 JPN --
1987 JPN
ACE CHD 240/CDCHD 240 HOP WILSON & HIS BUDDIES: STEEL GUITAR FLASH!  (LP/CD)
My Woman Has A Black Cat Bone (take 1) / I Feel So Glad (prev. unissued; recorded in Houston, TX, October 27, 1960) / I'm A Stranger / Be Careful With The Blues / I Ain't Got No Woman (prev. unissued; recorded in Houston, TX, November 7, 1961) / My Woman Done Quit Me (prev. unissued early 1960's Texas recording; vocal/guitar by Fenton Robinson) / Merry Christmas Darling (prev. unissued take 1; recorded in Houston, TX, November 7, 1961) / Dance To It (Fox Trot) (prev. unissued; recorded in Houston, TX, October 27, 1960) / Rockin' In The Coconut Top (vocal by King Ivory Lee) / Fuss Too Much (vocal by King Ivory Lee) / Why Do You Twist (prev. unissued; recorded in Houston, TX, August 6, 1961) / A Good Woman Is Hard To Find / Rockin' In The Coconut Top / Need Your Love To Keep Me Warm (prev. unissued take 1 of early 1960's Texas recording; vocal by Larry Davis; on cd edition only) / You Don't Move Me Anymore (prev. unissued early 1960's Texas recording; vocal/guitar by Fenton Robinson) / I Done Got Over (prev. unissued; recorded in Houston, TX, November 7, 1961) / You Don't Love Me No More (vocal by King Ivory Lee) / Toot Toot Tootsie Goo'bye (Part 2) / Your Daddy Wants To Rock (I'm So Lonely) (prev. unissued; recorded in Houston, TX, September 9, 1958; vocal by King Ivory Lee; on cd edition only) / Broke And Hungry / Always Be In Love With You / My Woman Has A Black Cat Bone (take 2; Ivory master) / I Met A Strange Woman / Need Your Love To Keep Me Warm (prev. unissued take 2 of early 1960's Texas recording; vocal by Larry Davis) / Love's Got Me All Fenced In / Chicken Stuff (alt. take) / Rockin' With Hop / That Wouldn't Satisfy / Chicken Stuff
1988/1994 UK




COMPILATIONS

FLYRIGHT LP 4700 V/A: CHICKEN STUFF - HOUSTON GHETTO BLUES  (LP)
Merry Christmas Darling / My Woman Has A Black Cat Bone / I Met A Strange Woman / I'm A Stranger / A Good Woman Is Hard To Find / Be Careful With The Blues
-- reissue: "Houston Ghetto Blues", Flyright FLY 527, 1977 UK --
1970 UK
CBS 66278 V/A: NOTHING BUT THE BLUES  (2-LP)
That Wouldn't Satisfy
1971 UK
GOLDBAND GRLP-7774/FC-12038 V/A: BLUESVILLE  (LP)
Chicken Stuff / Chicken Stuff (prev. unissued alt. take of 3/1958 recording)
1976 US
FLYRIGHT FLY 527 V/A: HOUSTON GHETTO BLUES  (LP)
Merry Christmas Darling / My Woman Has A Black Cat Bone / I Met A Strange Woman / I'm A Stranger / A Good Woman Is Hard To Find / Be Careful With The Blues
(reissue of Flyright LP 4700)
1977 UK
GOLDBAND GRLP-7781 V/A: HOP WILSON - BLUES WITH FRIENDS AT GOLDBAND  (LP)
Chicken Stuff / That Wouldn't Satisfy (prev. unissued alt. take of 3/1958 recording) / Love's Got Me All Fenced In (prev. unissued 3/1958 recording; vocal by Ivory Lee Semien) / Rockin' In The Coconut Top
(Note: several tracks on this LP feature post-recorded bass guitar/piano overdubs)
1980 US
CHARLY/GOLDBAND GCL 115 V/A: ROCKIN' BLUES PARTY  (LP)
Chicken Stuff (alt. take of 3/1958 recording) / That Wouldn't Satisfy (alt. take of 3/1958 recording) / Love's Got Me All Fenced In (vocal by Ivory Lee Semien) / Rockin' In The Jungle (Rockin' With Hop) (prev. unissued 3/1958 recording)
1988 UK
STOMPIN' ST 113 V/A: STOMPIN', VOL.13  (LP)
Chicken Stuff
19?? UK
COLLECTABLES COL-CD-5222 V/A: THE SOUL OF TEXAS BLUES WOMEN - GOOD 'OL TEXAS 60S SOUL & BLUES  (CD)
Helen Wilson: Do What You Did Yesterday
1991 US
P-VINE PCD-2515 V/A: HOUSTON'S DEEP THROAT, CHAPTER 2: RHYTHM & BLUES  (CD)
Helen Wilson: Do What You Did Yesterday
199? JPN
GOLDBAND GR-7829-2 V/A: SWAMPLAND CLASSICS, VOL.1  (CD)
Rockin' In The Coconut Top
19?? US
ACE CDCHD 424 V/A: EDDIE'S HOUSE OF HITS - THE STORY OF GOLDBAND RECORDS  (CD)
Chicken Stuff (prev. unissued alt. take #3)
1994 UK
ACE CDCHD 427 V/A: BAYOU BLUES BLASTERS  (CD)
Broke And Hungry
1994 UK
ACE CDCHD 555 V/A: TEENAGE ROCK'N'ROLL PARTY  (CD)
Dance To It (Chicken Stuff #2)
1994 UK
COLLECTABLES COL-CD-5089 V/A: THE GOLDBAND BLUES COLLECTION, PART III  (CD)
Broke And Hungry / Rockin' In The Coconut Top
1994 US
ACE CDCHD 821 V/A: GOIN' DOWN TO LOUISIANA  (CD)
That Wouldn't Satisfy You / Chicken Stuff (alt. take)
2001 UK
PAST PERFECT 220240-325 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES GOES ROCK & ROLL, VOL.1  (15-CD)
Chicken Stuff
2002 GER
MEMBRAN MUSIC LTD./DOCUMENTS 223007-321 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES - ORIGINAL MASTERS  (10-CD)
Chicken Stuff
2005 GER


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: Blues Unlimited #46 (1967) | Block #98 (1996; discography & article on Ivory Lee Semiens by Bo Svensson) | Ace CDCHD 240 (biography & session discography by Ray Topping, 1994)

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