JUNE BATEMAN & NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS





JUNE BATEMAN / SINGLES

ONYX 505 THE MARQUIS, ORCH. SAMMY LOWE (feat. June Bateman:vcl) Bohemian Daddy / Hope He's True1956 US
HOLIDAY 2606-X45 JUNE BATEMON Yes I Will / Need Your Love1957 US
FURY 1030 JUNE BATEMAN Believe Me Darling / Come On Little Boy1960 US
BOBBY ROBINSON 103 JUNE BATEMAN Believe Me Darling / Come On Little Boy1961 US
ENJOY 1008 NOBLE WATTS AND JUNE BATEMAN (a) / NOBLE WATTS (b) What Ya Gonna Do / Jookin' (instr.)1963 US
PEANUT 2002 NOBLE WATTS AND JUNE BATEMAN Georgia Mule / Mama I Love Him So1963 US
CRAZY 102 JUNE BATEMAN, NOBLE WATTS AND HIS BAND I Don't Want To / I Still Love Him1963 US
ARRAWAK 1007 JUNE BATEMAN I Don't Wanta / I Still Love Him1963 US
ODESSA 307 JUNE BATEMAN I Don't Wanta / I Still Love Him196? US
CLAMIKE C 500 (white label promo) JUNE BATEMAN & NOBLE WATTS AND HIS BAND (a) / NOBLE WATTS AND HIS BAND (b) I Don't Wanta / Noble's Theme (instr.)1964 US
CLAMIKE C-500 JUNE BATEMAN, NOBLE WATTS AND HIS BAND (a) / NOBLE WATTS AND HIS BAND (b) I Don't Wanta / Noble's Theme (instr.)1964 US
SUE WI-347 JUNE BATEMAN (a) / NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS & HIS BAND (b) I Don't Wanna / Noble's Theme (instr.)1964 UK
EVERLAST 5033 NOBLE WATTS AND THE POSSUM BELLYS FEATURING JUNE BATEMAN Possum Belly Overalls / Go Away Mr. Blues
(Note: also available as an identical UK 2010 repro edition)
1964? US
SHAW 45-101 JUNE BATEMAN WITH NOBLE WATTS AND HIS BAND Possum Belly Overalls / Go Away Mr. Blues
(Note: also available as an identical UK 2010 repro edition)
1965? US
FIRE N' FURY FNF 1001 NOBLE (THIN MAN) WATTS & JUNE BATEMAN (a) / NOBLE (THIN MAN) WATTS What Ya Gonna Do / Jockin' [sic] (instr.)  (reissue)198? US




JUNE BATEMAN / COMPILATIONS

SUE ILP-920 V/A: 50 MINUTES 24 SECONDS OF RECORDED DYNAMITE!  (LP)
Believe Me Darling
1965 UK
FLYRIGHT LP 4707 V/A: NEW YORK RHYTHM'N BLUES  (LP)
Possum Belly Overalls
1974 UK
MAGPIE PY 1817 V/A: NEW YORK RHYTHM 'N BLUES  (LP)
Possum Belly Overalls
1979 UK
P-VINE PLP-6009 V/A: SOUL TWIST  (LP)
What Ya Gonna Do
1986 JPN
CHARLY CRB 1208 V/A: NEW YORK BLUES, VOL.2  (LP)
Go Away Mr. Blues
1989 UK
P-VINE PLP-6101/2 V/A: NEW YORK ON FIRE - BOBBY'S HARLEM ROCK VOL.2  (2-LP)
Possum Belly Overalls / Go Away Mr. Blues
1986 JPN
COLLECTABLES COL-5119 V/A: SOUL TWIST AND OTHER GOLDEN CLASSICS WITH KING CURTIS  (LP/CD)
What Ya Gonna Do
1990 US
COLLECTABLES COL-5208 V/A: HARLEM ROCK N' BLUES, VOL.1  (LP/CD)
Go Away Mr. Blues
1990 US
COLLECTABLES COL-5209 V/A: HARLEM ROCK N' BLUES, VOL.2  (LP/CD)
Possum Belly Overalls
1991 US
CAPRICORN 893 9 42009-2 V/A: (CAPRICORN RECORDS PRESENTS) THE FIRE/FURY RECORDS STORY  (2-CD)
Go Away Mr. Blues
1993 US
CHARLY CD LAB 102 V/A: LEGENDARY RECORD LABELS - THE FIRE & FURY STORY  (2-CD)
Go Away Mr. Blues
1996 UK
CRIMSON 10 V/A: ULTIMATE BLUES COLLECTION  (3-CD)
Go Away Mr. Blues
1997
P-VINE PCD-5461 V/A: NEW YORK ON FIRE  (CD)
Possum Belly Overalls / Go Away Mr. Blues
1998 JPN
TWISTIN' RUMBLE TR-62015 V/A: TWISTIN' RUMBL!! VOLUME 5  (LP)
Possum Belly Overalls
200?
FLINTSTONE # V/A: ROCKIN' BLUES VOL.3 - LOUD & OUT OF CONTROL  (CD)
Possum Belly Overalls
200?
BLUE MOUNTAIN # V/A: WALKIN' THAT WALK VOL.2 - THE SOULFUL SIDE OF R&B  (CD)
I Don't Wanta
200?
POPCORN 6006 V/A: ROCK'N'ROLL MAMAS, VOL.3  (CD)
Possum Belly Overalls / Georgia Mule
200?
POPCORN 6007 V/A: ROCK'N'ROLL MAMAS, VOL.4  (CD)
Come On Little Boy
200?
SHOUT! RPM CD 210 V/A: THE FIRE AND FURY OF BOBBY ROBINSON  (CD)
Believe Me Darling
2000 UK
EMI PLUS 72435 7630221 V/A: BLUES CONNECTION, VOL.1 - HOW LONG - HOW LONG BLUES  (4-CD)
Go Away Mr. Blues
2001 HOL
P-VINE PCD-22076 V/A: THE BOOGIE SHACK - MADISON SHUFFLE  (CD)
Possum Belly Overalls
2004 JPN
NIGHT TRAIN INTERNATIONAL NTI CD 7150 V/A: WILD JIMMY SPRUILL - SCRATCH 'N TWIST  (CD)
Believe Me Darling
2005 US
CHARLY/SNAPPER SNAJ 730 V/A: THE FIRE & FURY STORY  (3-CD)
Go Away, Mr Blues
2005 UK
STOMPIN' ST 324 V/A: STOMPIN' 24  (CD)
Possum Belly Overalls (Shaw version)
2005 UK
STOMPIN' ST 328 V/A: STOMPIN' 28  (CD)
Possum Belly Overalls (Everest version)
2006 UK
ROCKET DGR-001 V/A: LA NOIRE, VOL.1 - "HAVE MERCY, UNCLE SAM"  (LP)
Possum Belly Overalls
200? FRA




NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS / SINGLES

DELUXE 6066 NOBLE WATTS QUINTET Mashing Potatoes / Pig Ears And Rice1954 US
VEE-JAY VJ-234 PAUL "HUCKLEBUCK" WILLIAMS FEATURING NOBLE WATTS Give It Up / Pass The Buck1957 US
VEE-JAY VJ-268 NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS FEATURED WITH PAUL "HUCKLEBUCK" WILLIAMS Big Two Four / South Shore Drive1957 US
BATON 246 (78/45rpm) NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS & HIS RHYTHM SPARKS Easy Going (Part 1) / Easy Going (Part 2)1957 US
BATON 249 (45rpm) NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS & HIS RYTHM [sic] SPARKS Hard Times (The Slop) / I'm Walkin' The Floor Over You1957 US
BATON 249 (78/45rpm) NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS & HIS RHYTHM SPARKS Hard Times (The Slop) / Midnite Flight
(a-side Billboard/pop #44)
1957 US
LONDON HLU 8627 (78rpm)/45-HLU 8627 (45rpm) NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS AND HIS RHYTHM SPARKS Hard Times (The Slop) / Midnite Flight1958 UK
BATON 251 (78/45rpm) NOBEL [sic] "THIN MAN" WATTS & HIS RHYTHM SPARKS Rickey Tick / Blast Off1958 US
QUALITY K 1709 NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS & HIS RHYTHM SPARKS Rickey Tick / Blast Off1958 CAN
BATON 45-254 NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS & HIS RHYTHM SPARKS The Slide / Shakin'1958 US
BATON 45-257 NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS & HIS RHYTHM SPARKS Great Times / The Creep1958 US
BATON 45-262 NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS AND HIS RHYTHM SPARKS The Creep, Pt. 1 / The Creep, Pt. 21959 US
BATON 45-262 NOBLE WATTS The Creep / (reverse by Bobby Phillips & The Rockets: Pajama Party)1959 US
BATON 45-266 NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS AND HIS RHYTHM SPARKS Flap Jack / Hot Tamales1959 US
QUALITY K 1850 NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS AND HIS RHYTHM SPARKS Flap Jack / Hot Tamales1959 CAN
SIR 273 NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS AND HIS RHYTHM SPARKS The Original Boogie Woogie / Mashed Potatoes1959 US
CUB K 9078 NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS AND HIS RHYTHM SPARKS The Beaver / The Frog Hop1960 US
JELL 412 NOBLE WATTS Florida Shake / Limbo Authentique1963? US
ENJOY 1008 NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS, VOCAL JUNE BATEMAN (a) / NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS (b) What Ya Gonna Do / Jookin'1963 US
CLAMIKE C 500 (white label promo) JUNE BATEMAN & NOBLE WATTS AND HIS BAND (a) / NOBLE WATTS AND HIS BAND (b) I Don't Wanta / Noble's Theme1964 US
CLAMIKE C-500 JUNE BATEMAN, NOBLE WATTS AND HIS BAND (a) / NOBLE WATTS AND HIS BAND (b) I Don't Wanta / Noble's Theme1964 US
CLAMIKE 501 NOBLE WATTS John Friday's Son / Teen-Scene1964 US
ARRAWAK 1006 NOBLE WATTS Teen-Scene / John Friday's Son1964 US
ARRAWAK 1006 NOBLE WATTS Teen-Scene / Leave That Little Girl Alone1964 US
SUE WI-347 JUNE BATEMAN (a) / NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS AND HIS BAND (b) I Don't Wanna / Noble's Theme1964 UK
BRUNSWICK 55382 NOBLE WATTS F.L.A. / Thingamajig
(Note: a-side is a vocal track sung by Watts himself, b-side is an instrumental)
1968 US
FIRE N' FURY FNF 1001 NOBLE (THIN MAN) WATTS & JUNE BATEMAN (a) / NOBLE (THIN MAN) WATTS What Ya Gonna Do / Jockin' [sic]  (reissue)198? US




NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS / ALBUMS

FLYRIGHT FLY 547 NOBLE WATTS: BLAST OFF! - 1950'S NEW YORK RHYTHM'N BLUES INSTRUMENTALS  (LP)
Blast Off / Easy Going Pt. 1 / Flap Jack / The Slide / Mashed Potatoes / Original Boogie Woogie / The Creep / Shakin' / Easy Going Pt. 2 / Great Times / The Beaver / The Frog Hop / Hot Tamales / Walking The Floor Over You
1979 UK
KINGSNAKE KS 002 MIDNIGHT CREEPERS: DAYTONA BLUES  (LP)
Ridin' The Dog / Catch Me When I Fall / Jookin' / Big Mistake / Missing You (And Drinking Wine) / Keeping A Secret / Beer Drinkin' Woman (And A Whiskey Headed Man) / Fork In The Road / Hard Times / Two-Headed Woman / Prove Your Love / Daytona Blues
(recorded in Sanford, FL, 1987, feat. Noble Watts:ten.sax, Ernie Lancaster:gtr, Glen Lee:pno/org, Champ Young:org, Brad Yates:org, Mark Hodgson:hca/vcl, Bob Greenlee:bs/vcl/sax, Scott Corwin:dms, Juan Perez:dms, Tony Coleman:dms)
1987 US
KINGSNAKE KS 003 NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS: RETURN OF THE THIN MAN  (LP)
Skunky / Slow Draggin' / Confusion / Burn Creepers Burn / Bad Bitch / Look Under The Wing / Slop Bucket / Nobility / Blow Your Horn * / Red Beans & Rice
(recorded in Sanford, FL, 1987, feat. Noble Watts:ten.sax/bar.sax, Otis Blackwell:bar.sax, Bruce Staelens:tp, Jan Pattishall:tb, Ernie Lancaster:gtr, Brian Bassett:gtr, Taj Mahal:gtr*, Glen Lee:org, Bob Greenlee:bs, Scott Corwin:dms)
-- UK edition: Bedrock BEDLP 3, 1987/cd reissues: Alligator ALCD 4785, 1990 US/"Return Of The Thin Man/Noble And Nat", Bedrock BEDCD 20, 1991 UK --
1987 US
KINGSNAKE/ICHIBAN KIN 4041 NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS & NAT ADDERLY: NOBLE & NAT  (LP/CD)
Yo Yo / Rheumatism / My Granny Doobie / Nighttime Is The Right Time / The Creep / Camp Meeting / Help Is On The Way / Into The Sun / Keep It
(recorded in Sanford, FL, 1990, Noble Watts:ten.sax/vcl, Nat Adderley:cn/vcl, Ernie Lancaster:gtr, Brian Bassett:gtr, Bob Greenlee:bs, Danny Best:dms + LeRoy Cooper:bar.sax, Bill Samuel:bar.sax, Lawson Montsinger:ten.sax, Lucky Peterson:org/bs, Scott Corwin:dms, Albert Basher:dms)
-- UK cd edition: "Return Of The Thin Man/Noble And Nat", Bedrock BEDCD 20, 1991 UK --
1991 US
BEDROCK BEDCD 20 NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS: RETURN OF THE THIN MAN/NOBLE AND NAT  (CD)
Slop Bucket / Nobility / Look Under The Wing / Into The Sun / The Creep / Blow Your Horn / Help Is On The Way / My Grammie Doobie / Skunky / Slow Draggin' / Night Time Is The Right Time / Camp Meeting / Red Beans & Rice / Burn Creepers Burn / Bad Bitch / Rheumatism / Yo-Yo / Keep It
1991 UK
ICHIBAN/WILD DOG DOG LP 9102/DOG-9102-CD NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS: KING OF THE BOOGIE SAX  (LP/CD)
Boogie Sax / Georgia Mule / Send Me Someone To Love / Jammin' At The Junk Yard / Stealin' Bessie's Greens / Night Owl / Drown In My Own Tears / Mojo Woman / Highway 95 / Cruisin' The Keys
(recorded in Sanford, FL, 1993, feat. Noble Watts:ten.sax, Bill Samuel:ten.sax, Lawson Montsinger:ten.sax, Bruce Staelens:tp, Lucky Peterson:pno/org, Bob Greenlee:bs, Ronnie Foster:dms + Ernie Lancaster:gtr, Warren King:gtr, Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown:gtr/fd, Kenny Neal:rh.gtr, Jimmy Spruill:gtr, Ann Rabson:pno, Denny Best:dms)
1993 US
OFFICIAL/CLAMIKE # NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS: HARD TIMES  (CD)
Hard Times (The Slop) / Blast off / Georgia Mule (with June Bateman) / I Don't Wanta (with June Bateman) / John Friday's Son / teen-Scene / Mama I Love Him So (with June Bateman) / Mashing Potatoes / Pg Ears And Rice / Shakin' / The Creep / The Slide / Hot Tamales / Rickey Tick / I'm Walkin' The Floor Over You / Midnite Flight / Great Times / (The Original) Boogie Woogie / Mashed Potatoes / The Frog Hop / Jookin' / I Still Love Him (June Bateman) / Florida Shake / Noble's Theme / F.L.A. / Thingamajig
2015




NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS / COMPILATIONS

STEREO SPECTRUM SDLP-701 V/A: GOLDEN OLDIES ORIGINAL HITS, VOLUME 1  (CD)
Hard Times
1962 US
XX EP MIN 717 V/A: NOBLE THIN MAN WATTS & WILD JIMMY SPURILL  (7" EP, released without p/s)
Hard Times / Blast Off / Easy Going, Part 1
19?? UK
FLYRIGHT LP 4707 V/A: NEW YORK RHYTHM'N BLUES  (LP)
Flap Jack
1974 UK
SAXOPHONOGRAPH BP-500 PAUL WILLIAMS AND HIS ORCHESTRA FEATURING NOBLE WATTS: THE HUCKLEBUCK (1948-56)  (LP)
The Thin Man ** / Shame Shame Shame ** / Shuck-Foot ** / The Woman I Love Is Dying ** / Give It Up / Pass The Buck / South Shore Drive / Big Two Four / Huckle-Boogie * / Alcohol * / It's A Sin The Way You've Treated Me *
(* = 1952 New York recordings feat. Noble Watts:ten.sax, ** = 1953 New York recordings feat. Noble Watts:ten.sax)
1981 SWE 
CHARLY CRB 1043 V/A: ROOTIN' AND TOOTIN'  (LP)
Give It Up / South Shore Drive / Pass The Buck / Big Two Four
1985 UK
CHARLY CRB 1141 V/A: WOMEN, WHISKEY & WAILIN'  (CD)
South Shore Drive
1986 UK
COLLECTABLES COL-5119 V/A: SOUL TWIST AND OTHER GOLDEN CLASSICS WITH KING CURTIS  (LP/CD)
Jookin'
1990 US
FLYRIGHT FLYCD 41 V/A: GOT MY MOJO WORKING - AN ANTHOLOGY OF HOT R'N'B FROM BATON ROUGE  (CD)
Blast Off / Easy Going Pt. 1 / Flap Jack / The Creep / Shakin' / Easy Going Pt. 2 / Great Times
1991 UK
COLLECTABLES COL-5210 V/A: HARLEM ROCK N' BLUES, VOL.3  (LP/CD)
Jookin'
1991 US
CAPRICORN 893 9 42009-2 V/A: (CAPRICORN RECORDS PRESENTS) THE FIRE/FURY RECORDS STORY  (2-CD)
Jookin'
1993 US
ICHIBAN/WILD DOG 9901 V/A: LET THE BIG DOG EAT - WILD DOG BLUES SAMPLER, VOL.1  (CD)
Boogie Sax
1993 US
VEE-JAY NVD2-716 V/A: SAX APPEAL  (CD)
Give It Up / Pass The Buck / South Side Drive
1993 US
RELIC 7046 V/A: RAGING HARLEM - HIT PARADE #2  (CD)
Jookin'
1993 US
KING SNAKE KS 201 V/A: BAG O' BONES - THE KING SNAKE COLLECTION  (CD)
Please Send Me Someone To Love
1995 US
CHARLY CD LAB 102 V/A: LEGENDARY RECORD LABELS - THE FIRE & FURY STORY  (2-CD)
Jookin'
1996 UK
KING SNAKE 201 V/A: KING SNAKE COLLECTION  (CD)
Please Send Me Someone To Love
1996 US
ICHIBAN ICH 1189-2 V/A: PLAY THE BLUES - A DECADE OF BLUES & SOUL  (CD)
Keep It
1996 US
KING SNAKE 37 V/A: KING SNAKE RECORDS MERRY CHRISTMAS  (CD)
Winter Wonderland / Jingle Bells
1996 US
CHARLY CPCD 8163 V/A: SAXOMANIA - HONKERS AND SCREAMERS  (CD)
Give It Up / Pass The Buck / Big Two Four / South Shore Drive
1996 UK/GER
ACE CDCHD 505 V/A: THE BATON LABEL - SOL'S STORY  (CD)
Hard Times (The Slop)
1997 UK
ACE CDCHD 650 V/A: THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN ROCK'N'ROLL, VOL.6  (CD)
Hard Times (The Slop)
1997 UK
EASYDISC 7047 V/A: BLUES SAX POWER  (CD)
Skunky
1997 US
STARDUST 1026 V/A: VINTAGE INSTRUMENTALS, VOLUME FIVE  (CD)
Hard Times (The Slop)
1997
ROMULAN UFOX 23 V/A: FROLIC DINER, VOL.5  (LP)
Flap Jack
1997 US
KING SNAKE 38 V/A: BLUES ON THE HIGH SEAS - KING SNAKE LIVE!  (CD)
Please Send Me Someone To Love
1998 US
ROMULAN UFOX 23-2 V/A: FROLIC DINER, PART 3  (CD)
Flap Jack
1999 US
P-VINE PCD-5271/4 V/A: VEE-JAY - THE CHICAGO BLACK MUSIC  (4-CD)
Give It Up / South Side Drive
2002 JPN
CHARLY/SNAPPER SNAJ 730 V/A: THE FIRE & FURY STORY  (3-CD)
Jookin'
2005 UK
FUEL 2000 RECORDS 061720 V/A: NEW YORK TO CHICAGO - BLUES ALL NIGHT  (CD)
Jookin'
2007 US
ACROBAT 7007 V/A: THE GREATEST R&B HITS OF 1957  (4-CD)
Hard Times (The Slop)
2008 UK
SMITH & CO SOUND & VISION B.V. ‎SCCD 1173 SCCD 1173 V/A: GREAT ROCK & ROLL INSTRUMENTALS  (2-CD)
Hard Times (The Slop)
2009 HOL
JASMINE JASCD 511 V/A: RAUNCHY! THE RISE OF INSTRUMENTAL ROCK  (CD)
Hard Times (The Slop)
2009 CZE
STAG-O-LEE STAG-O-030 [2 x 10"]/STAG-O-044 [CD] V/A: BEAT FROM BADSVILLE, VOL.1  (2 x 10" LP/CD)
Mashed Potatoes
2012 GER
DOCUMENTS 233504 V/A: ORIGINAL ROCK INSTRUMENTALS  (10-CD)
Hard Times
2012 UK
HIGHNOTE/GVC GVC2034 V/A: TOTALLY COOL - THE SHAG, AND HOW TO DO IT  (2-CD)
Hard Times (The Slop)
2012 UK
HIGHNOTE/GVC GVC2039 V/A: SCRATCHIN' - WILD JIMMY SPRUILL STORY  (2-CD)
Believe Me Darling (with June Bateman) / Possum Belly Overalls (with June Bateman) / Hard Times (The Slop) / Go Away Mr Blues (with June Bateman) / Jookin'
2014 UK
HISTORY OF SOUL SOUL012CD V/A: INSTRUMENTALS SOUL-STYLE (FROM THE SIXTIES)  (2-CD)
Jookin'
2015 UK


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: The R&B Indies 1 (Bob McGrath, 2005) | The R&B Indies 2 (Bob McGrath, 2005) | The R&B Indies 3 (Bob McGrath, 2006) | The R&B Indies 4 (Bob McGrath, 2007) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006) | Rare Record Price Guide 2004 (Record Collector, 2002) | Billboard Top 100 Singles (Joel Whitburn, 1994) | Blues & Rhythm, The Gospel Truth #185 (2003; interviews of Noble Watts & June Batemon + discography by Dan Kochakian) | Blues & Rhythm, The Gospel Truth #187 (2004)

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