LARRY BIRDSONG





SINGLES

EXCELLO 2064 (78/45rpm) LARRY BIRDSONG, LOUIS BROOKS AND HIS HI-TOPPERS It Won't Be This Way Always / You Won't Be Needin' Me No More10/1955 US
EXCELLO 2076 (78/45rpm) LARRY BIRDSONG, LOUIS BROOKS AND HIS HI-TOPPERS Pleadin' For Love / You'll Never Never Know
(a-side Billboard/r'n'b #11 & Jockey #11)
2/1956 US
REO 8128 LARRY BIRDSONG, LOUIS BROOKS AND HIS HI-TOPPERS Pleadin' For Love / You'll Never Never Know1956 CAN
CALVERT 102 (78/45rpm) LARRY BIRDSONG, JIMMY BECK AND HIS BAND Now That We're Together / We'll Never Part6/1956 US
CALVERT 104 (78/45rpm) LARRY BIRDSONG, JIMMY BECK AND HIS BAND (b-side with The Songbirds) Three Times Seven / Tell Me The Truth10/1956 US
DECCA 30186 (78/45rpm) LARRY BIRDSONG WITH TED JARRETT AND HIS BAND Let's Try It Again / Oo Wee Honey1957 US
VEE-JAY VJ 254 (78/45rpm) LARRY BIRDSONG If You Don't Want Me No More / I'm Pleading Just For You1957 US
VEE-JAY VJ 262 LARRY BIRDSONG (a) / LARRY BIRDSONG, THE DICK NOEL SINGERS (b) Oh, Oh My Darling / Time Will1957 US
VEE-JAY VJ 277 LARRY BIRDSONG WITH AL SMITH'S ORCHESTRA Fannie's Place / Goodbye Goodbye5/1958 US
CHAMPION 1003 (78/45rpm) LARRY BIRDSONG WITH HIS SONGBIRDS & JIMMY BECK & ORCHESTRA Live The Life I Sing About / Every Night In The Week12/1958 US
CHAMPION 1006 LARRY BIRDSONG WITH JIMMY BECK ORCHESTRA Do You Love Me / Try Me One More Time1959 US
CHAMPION 1009 LARRY BIRDSONG WITH JIMMY BECK ORCHESTRA Scooter Poofin' / Wish I Didn't Love You So1959 US
CHAMPION 1015 LARRY BIRDSONG Somebody Somewhere / You're My Baby8/1959 US
CHEROKEE 1018 LARRY BIRDSONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA (a) / LARRY BIRDSONG (b) Young And Fancy Free / Since You Left Me Behind1959 US
CHAMPION 1018 LARRY BIRDSONG & HIS ORCHESTRA Young And Fancy Free / Since You Left Me Behind1959 US
ACE 589 LARRY BIRDSONG I'm So Glad You're Home / Who Do You Love1960 US
HOME OF THE BLUES 116 LARRY BIRDSONG AND THE LARRYETTS Stay With Me / Today1961 US
HOME OF THE BLUES 121 LARRY BIRDSONG AND THE LARRYETTES I'll Let Nothing (Separate Me From Your Love) / Sooner Or Later1961 US
HOME OF THE BLUES 231 LARRY BIRDSONG (a) / LARRY BIRDSONG AND THE LARRYETTES (b) Little School Girl / Continental Time3/1961 US
# (acetate) LARRY BIRDSONG I Need Your Good Loving / I Can't Keep From Crying / Someone Is Calling / Aunt Mattie1962 US
HOME OF THE BLUES 240 LARRY BIRDSONG AND THE LARRYETTES Aunt Mattie / I Can't Keep From Crying1962 US
SHOWBOAT 1506 LARRY BIRDSONG (b-side with Patricia Kelly) You're Not Gonna Worry Me / Girl, Be Careful
(recorded in 1960?)
1964 US
SUR-SPEED 218 LARRY BIRDSONG If I Could Only Hold Back My Tears / Somebody Help Me (To Find The One That I Love)1966 US
SUR-SPEED 226 LARRY BIRDSONG AND BUFORD MAJORS BAND I'm So Glad You're Home / Every Night In The Week1967 US
REF-O-REE 704 LARRY BIRDSONG Tell Me The Truth / The Sea Sand1969 US
REF-O-REE 705 LARRY BIRDSONG & THOMAS HENRY (a) / THOMAS HENRY (b) Sugar / The Next Time1969 US
REF-O-REE 710 LARRY BIRDSONG Digging Your Potatoes / Fairly Well1969
REF-O-REE 719 LARRY BIRDSONG I'd Like To Try It One More Time / I'll Pick My Own Chicken197? US
CARRIE C 974 LARRY BIRDSONG, THE GOSPEL D.C'S I Felt Alright / Do You Love My Jesus1981 US




ALBUMS

RICARE #501  LARRY BIRDSONG AND THE GREATER ST. JOHN BAPTIST CHURCH MASS CHOIR: I'M GLAD I CHOSE GOD  (LP)
I'm Glad I Chose God (vocal Larry Birdsong) / You Ought To Take The Time Out (vocal Larry Birdsong) / We Have A Wonderful God-PD (vocal Elaine Watkins) / Why Don't You Take The Time Out (vocal Marylyn Holmes) / Do You Love My Jesus (vocal Larry Birdsong) / Intersessory Prayer (Dr F.M. Spence, Pastor) / (I'm A Wretch)-PD (vocal Janice Brown) / (Heaven On My Mind)-PD (vocal Larry Birdsong) / I Felt Alright (vocal Larry Birdsong)
(recorded at Champ Studio feat. Larry Birdsong:vcl/pno/org, Marion Sanders:gtr, Johnny Terrell:bs, Guy Moreland:bs, Ronnie Yates:dms, Al Garner:dms, William Hailey:3rd piano/org, The Gospel D.C.'s:bckgr.vcls + Debra Hailey, Elaine Watkins & Janice Brown:vcls)
1982 US 
BLACK MAGIC BM 9203  EVERY NIGHT IN THE WEEK  (CD)
Tell Me The Truth (vers. 1) / Live The Life I Sing About / Three Times Seven / Now That We're Together / We'll Never Part / Every Night In The Week (vers. 1) / Scooter Poofin' / Do You Love Me / Somebody Somewhere / Since You Left Me Behind / Somebody Help Me (Find The One That I Love) / Try Me One More Time / Wish I Didn't Love You So / You're My Baby / Young And Fancy Free (vers. 1) / I'm So Glad You're Home / If I Could Only Hold Back My Tears / Tell Me The Truth (vers. 2) / Young And Fancy Free (vers. 2) / Sugar / I'd Like To Try It One More Time / Every Night In The Week (vers. 2) / Digging Your Potatoes / The Sea Sand / Fairly Well / I'll Pick My Own Chicken
2003 HOL 




COMPILATIONS

ACE LP-1020 V/A: FOR TWISTER'S ONLY  (LP)
Who Do You Love Twist
1962 US
CHARLY CRB 1084 V/A: THE NEW ORLEANS CONNECTION  (LP)
I'm Pleading Just For You / If You Don't Want Me No More / Time / My Darling
1984 UK
CHARLY CRB 1106 V/A: R&B VOLTS FROM THE VJ VAULTS  (LP)
Fannie's Place / Ain't Nothing But A Fool (prev. unissued 1958 recording) / Goodbye Goodbye / I'll Run My Business (prev. unissued 1958 recording)
1985 UK
STOMPIN' ST 105 V/A: STOMPIN', VOL.5  (LP)
Fannie's Place
19?? UK
ACE CDCHD 400 V/A: EXCELLO HITS!  (CD)
Pleadin' For Love
1992 UK
STAX 8595 V/A: SUPERBLUES, VOL.3 - ALL-TIME CLASSIC BLUES HITS  (CD)
Pleadin' For Love
1995 US
LIVE GOLD LG 7037 V/A: A MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF DOO-WOP, VOL.17  (CD)
Now That We're Together
1996 CAN
ACE CDCHD 493 V/A: ACROSS THE TRACKS - NASHVILLE R&B AND ROCK'N'ROLL  (CD)
Do You Love Me / Every Night In The Week / Since You Left Me Behind / Somebody, Somewhere / Young And Fancy Free
1996 UK
ACE CDCHD 672 V/A: ACROSS THE TRACKS, VOL.2 - MORE NASHVILLE R&B AND DOO WOP  (CD)
Live The Life I Sing About / Scooter Poofin' / Three Times Seven / You're My Baby
1997 UK
P-VINE PCD-5229 V/A: EXCELLO RARITIES  (CD)
Pleadin' For Love
1997 JPN
KENT CDKEND 157 V/A: MUSIC CITY SOUL FROM NASHVILLE'S BLACK CATS  (CD)
I'd Like To Try It One More Time / Sugar (by Larry Birdsong & Thomas Henry)
1998 UK
ACE CDCHD 684 V/A: ERNIE'S RECORD MART  (CD)
Pleadin' For Love
1998 UK
HIP-O CD 40150 V/A: EXCELLO STORY, VOL.2: 1955-1957  (CD)
Pleadin' For Love
1999 US
BLACK MAGIC BM 9037 EARL GAINES: 24 HOURS A DAY  (CD)
If I Could Only Hold Back My Tears (1950's Champion recording with Larry Birdsong)
1999 US
BEAR FAMILY BCD 15864 HL V/A: A SHOT IN THE DARK - NASHVILLE JUMPS  (8-CD)
Pleadin' For Love
2000 GER
P-VINE PCD-5271/4 V/A: VEE JAY - CHICAGO'S BLUES MUSIC  (4-CD)
I'm Pleading Just For You / My Darling / Ain't Nothing But A Fool / Fannie's Place / I'll Run My Business
2002 JPN
P-VINE PCD-5678/9 V/A: THE NASHVILLE BLUES TREASURES  (2-CD)
I'm So Glad You're Home / Every Night In The Week / Somebody Help Me / If I Could Only Hold Back My Tears
2002 JPN
COLLECTABLES COL-7205 V/A: VEE JAY RHYTHM & BLUES : THE EARLY YEARS, PART 2  (CD)
I'm Pleading Just For You
2002 US
LA CIENEGA LACGA 702 V/A: THE UPSETTERS  (CD)
Larry Birdsong with the Upsetters: I'm Pleading Just For You / If You Don't Want Me No More / My Darling
2003 SPA
LOST HIGHWAY/CMF B0002100-02 V/A: NIGHT TRAIN TO NASHVILLE - MUSIC CITY RHYTHM & BLUES 1945-1970  (2-CD)
Somebody, Somewhere
2004 US
CLUB HARLEM RECORDINGS WWG-8006164 V/A: WHIP! WOBBLE! AND GRIND!  (LP/CD)
Continental Time
2004 US
J&S J&S-7006265 V/A: JUMP AND SHOUT  (LP/CD)
Little School Girl
2004 US
CHARLY/SNAPPER SNAJ 723CD V/A: VEE JAY RECORDS - CHICAGO HIT FACTORY  (4-CD)
If You Don't Want Me No More
2004 UK
R.O.A.D. RDBL-43 V/A: MUSIC CITY BLUES & SOUL - THE BEST OF BULLET/SUR-SPEED RECORDS  (CD)
I'm So Glad / Somebody Help Me
2005 US
JUKE BOX 102 V/A: HE DIGS DOO-WOP, VOLUME 2  (CD)
Let's Try It Again / Oo Wee Honey
200?
BLUE LABEL/SPV 95832 CD V/A: THE CHAMPION RECORDS STORY  (CD)
Oo Wee Honey / Let's Try It Again
2007 GER
BLUE LABEL/SPV 95882 CD V/A: THE REF-O-REE RECORDS STORY  (CD)
Digging Your Potatoes / Fairly Well / The Sea Sand / I'll Pick My Own Chicken
2007 GER
BLUE LABEL/SPV 95892 CD V/A: THE BULLET AND SUR-SPEED RECORDS STORY  (CD)
Not Gonna Worry Me / Girl Be Careful / Every Night In The Week (with The Buford Majors Band) / If I Could Only Hold Back My Tears (with The Buford Majors Band)
2007 GER
PAN AMERICAN RECORDINGS 56018 V/A: LOVE SLAVE  (CD)
You'll Never Never Know
200?
FLORIDITA FRCD04 V/A: GRANPA'S GULLY ROCK - 25 DYNAMITE R&B GEMS  (CD)
I'm Pleading Just For You
2008


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Fred James

Published sources: Blues Records 1943 To 1970 Volume One (Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven, 1987) | Billboard Top R&B Singles (Joel Whitburn, 1988) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006)

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