LARRY BIRDSONG





SINGLES

EXCELLO 45-2064 (45 rpm, promo) LARRY BIRDSONG It Won't Be This Way Always / You Won't Be Needin' Me No More10/1955 US
EXCELLO 2064 (78 rpm)/45-2064 (45 rpm) LARRY BIRDSONG It Won't Be This Way Always / You Won't Be Needin' Me No More10/1955 US
EXCELLO 2076 (78/45 rpm) 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; Note: also available as a multi color label reissue, original pressing on orange label)
3/1956 US
REO 8128 LARRY BIRDSONG, LOUIS BROOKS AND HIS HI-TOPPERS Pleadin' For Love / You'll Never Never Know1956 CAN
CALVERT 102 (78 rpm)/45-102 (45 rpm) LARRY BIRDSONG Now That We're Together / We'll Never Part6/1956 US
CALVERT 104 (78/45 rpm) LARRY BIRDSONG, JIMMY BECK AND HIS BAND Three Times Seven / Tell Me The Truth9/1956 US
DECCA 9-30186 (45 rpm, pink label promo) LARRY BIRDSONG, VOCAL, WITH TED JARRETT AND HIS BAND Let's Try It Again / Oo Wee Honey2/1957 US
DECCA 30186 (78 rpm)/9-30186 (45 rpm) LARRY BIRDSONG, VOCAL, WITH TED JARRETT AND HIS BAND Let's Try It Again / Oo Wee Honey2/1957 US
VEE-JAY VJ 254 (45 rpm, promo) LARRY BIRDSONG If You Don't Want Me No More / I'm Pleading Just For You8/1957 US
DECCA 9-30186 (45 rpm) LARRY BIRDSONG Let's Try It Again / Oo Wee Honey1957 CAN
VEE-JAY VJ 254 (78/45 rpm) LARRY BIRDSONG If You Don't Want Me No More / I'm Pleading Just For You8/1957 US
VEE-JAY VJ 262 (45 rpm, promo) LARRY BIRDSONG (a) / LARRY BIRDSONG AND THE DICK NOEL SINGERS (b) Oh, Oh, My Darling / Time Will (Time)12/1957 US
VEE-JAY VJ 262 (78/45 rpm) LARRY BIRDSONG (a) / LARRY BIRDSONG AND THE DICK NOEL SINGERS (b) Oh, Oh, My Darling / Time Will (Time)12/1957 US
VEE-JAY VJ 277 (45 rpm, promo) LARRY BIRDSONG WITH AL SMITH'S ORCHESTRA Fannie's Place / Goodbye Goodbye5/1958 US
VEE-JAY VJ 277 (78/45 rpm) LARRY BIRDSONG WITH AL SMITH'S ORCHESTRA Fannie's Place / Goodbye Goodbye5/1958 US
CHAMPION 1003 (78/45 rpm) LARRY BIRDSONG WITH HIS SONGBIRDS & JIMMY BECK & ORCHESTRA Live The Life I Sing About / Every Night In The Week12/1958 US
CHAMPION 1006 (45 rpm) LARRY BIRDSONG WITH JIMMY BECK ORCHESTRA Do You Love Me / Try Me One More Time1959 US
CHAMPION 1009 (45 rpm) LARRY BIRDSONG WITH JIMMY BECK ORCHESTRA Scooter Poofin' / Wish I Didn't Love You So1959 US
CHAMPION 1015 (45 rpm, promo) LARRY BIRDSONG WITH JIMMY BECK AND HIS ORCHESTRA You're My Baby / Somebody Somewhere8/1959 US
CHAMPION 1015 (45 rpm) LARRY BIRDSONG WITH JIMMY BECK AND HIS ORCHESTRA You're My Baby / Somebody Somewhere8/1959 US
CHEROKEE 1018 (45 rpm) LARRY BIRDSONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA (a) / LARRY BIRDSONG (b) Young And Fancy Free / Since You Left Me Behind1959 US
ACE 589 (white label promo) LARRY BIRDSONG I'm So Glad You're Home / Who Do You Love5/1960 US
ACE 589 LARRY BIRDSONG I'm So Glad You're Home / Who Do You Love5/1960 US
HOME OF THE BLUES 116 (white label promo) LARRY BIRDSONG AND THE LARRYETTS Stay With Me / Today2/1961 US
HOME OF THE BLUES 116 LARRY BIRDSONG AND THE LARRYETTS Stay With Me / Today2/1961 US
HOME OF THE BLUES 231 (white label promo) LARRY BIRDSONG (a) / LARRY BIRDSONG AND THE LARRYETTES (b) Little School Girl / Continental Time3/1961 US
HOME OF THE BLUES 231 LARRY BIRDSONG (a) / LARRY BIRDSONG AND THE LARRYETTES (b) Little School Girl / Continental Time3/1961 US
HOME OF THE BLUES 121 (white label promo) LARRY BIRDSONG AND THE LARRYETTES I'll Let Nothing (Separate Me From Your Love) / Sooner Or Later6/1961 US
HOME OF THE BLUES 121 LARRY BIRDSONG AND THE LARRYETTES I'll Let Nothing (Separate Me From Your Love) / Sooner Or Later6/1961 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 Crying2/1962 US
SHOWBOAT 1506 LARRY BIRDSONG (a) / LARRY BIRDSONG WITH PAMELA KELLY (b) You're Not Gonna Worry Me / Girl, Be Careful
(Note: poss. 1960 recordings)
1964 US
SUR-SPEED 218 LARRY BIRDSONG If I Could Only Hold Back My Tears / Somebody Help Me (Find The One That I Love)1966 US
SUR-SPEED 226 (white label promo) LARRY BIRDSONG AND BUFORD MAJORS BAND I'm So Glad You're Home / Every Night In The Week1967 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 (white label promo) LARRY BIRDSONG, ARRANGED & CONDUCTED BY BOB HOLMES Tell Me The Truth / Sea Sand1969 US
REF-O-REE 704 LARRY BIRDSONG, ARRANGED & CONDUCTED BY BOB HOLMES Tell Me The Truth / Sea Sand1969 US
REF-O-REE 705 LARRY BIRDSONG & THOMAS HENRY (a) / THOMAS HENRY (b) Sugar / The Next Time1969 US
REF-O-REE 710 (white label promo) LARRY BIRDSONG Digging Your Potatoes / Fairly Well1969 US
REF-O-REE 710 LARRY BIRDSONG Digging Your Potatoes / Fairly Well1969 US
REF-O-REE 719 (white label promo) LARRY BIRDSONG I'd Like To Try It One More Time / I'll Pick My Own Chicken1969 US
CARRIE C 974 LARRY BIRDSONG, THE GOSPEL D.C'S I Felt Alright / Do You Love My Jesus1981 US




ALBUMS

RICARE R 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 




COLLECTIONS

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 
EN AVANT LA ZIZIQUE! EALZ1004  AN INTRODUCTION TO LARRY BIRDSONG  (10" LP)
Every Night In The Week / I'd Like To Try One More Time / The Sea Sand / Tell Me The Truth / I'll Pick My Own Chicken / Somebody Help Me / Fairly Well / I'm So Glad You're Home / Diggin' Your Own Potatoes
2014 FRA 




COMPILATIONS

ACE LP-1020 V/A: FOR TWISTER'S ONLY  (LP)
Who Do You Love Twist
1962 US
CHARLY CRB 1084 V/A: THE UPSETTERS - 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
GREEN LINE CD5VIN05 V/A: RHYTHM N' BLUES GEMS  (5-CD)
I'll Run My Business
1989 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 SCD-8595-2 V/A: SUPERBLUES, VOL.3 - ALL-TIME CLASSIC BLUES HITS  (CD)
Pleadin' For Love
1995 US
TIME PRODUCTIONS 104 V/A: REMEMBER  (CD)
Tell Me The Truth
1996 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 (Larry Birdsong & Thomas Henry)
1998 UK
ACE CDCHD 684 V/A: ERNIE'S RECORD MART  (CD)
Pleadin' For Love
1998 UK
HIP-O HIPD 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 (Earl Gaines & Larry Birdsong, 1950's Champion recording)
1999 US
BEAR FAMILY BCD 15864 HL V/A: A SHOT IN THE DARK - NASHVILLE JUMPS  (8-CD)
Pleadin' For Love
2000 GER
COLLECTABLES COL-CD-7205 V/A: VEE JAY RHYTHM & BLUES : THE EARLY YEARS, PART 2  (CD)
I'm Pleading Just For You
2000 US
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
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 B0002100-01 (2-LP)/B0002100-02 (2-CD) V/A: NIGHT TRAIN TO NASHVILLE - MUSIC CITY RHYTHM & BLUES 1945-1970  (2-LP/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 723 CD 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
DEEP GROOVE DG 11101CD V/A: BARNYARD SOUL!  (CD)
Every Night In The Week
2006 US
DEEP GROOVE DG-11102 V/A: BARNYARD SOUL! PART TWO  (LP)
Every Night In The Week
2006 US
BLUE LABEL/SPV 95832 CD V/A: THE CHAMPION RECORDS STORY - VOLUME 1 - BLUES & RHYTHM  (CD)
Oo Wee Honey / Let's Try It Again
2007 GER
BLUE LABEL/SPV 49292 CD V/A: THE CHAMPION RECORDS STORY - VOLUME 2 - ROCKIN' R&B  (CD)
Scooter Poofin'
2007 GER
BLUE LABEL/SPV 95882 CD V/A: THE REF-O-REE RECORDS STORY - SOUTHERN SOUL  (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
BOULEVARD VINTAGE BVDCD1016 V/A: THE R&B YEARS 1956 - VOLUME ONE  (2-CD)
Pleadin' For Love
2007 UK
JUKE BOX 102 V/A: HE DIGS DOO-WOP, VOLUME 2  (CD)
Let's Try It Again / Oo Wee Honey
20??
PAN AMERICAN RECORDINGS 56018 V/A: LOVE SLAVE  (CD)
You'll Never Never Know
20??
JOOKIN' JCD 18003 V/A: JOOKIN' 3 - 27 RAW SLICES OF MAXIMUM R&B  (CD)
Fannie's Place
20?? UK
JOOKIN' JCD 18008 V/A: JOOKIN' 6 - 28 RAW SLICES OF MAXIMUM R&B  (CD)
Do You Love Me
20?? UK
SPOONFUL #73 V/A: MAKES ME FEEL GOOD  (CD)
Since You Left Me Behind
20?? GER
SUPERBIRD SBIRD 0016 V/A: RARE BLUES & SOUL, VOLUME 2 - FROM NASHVILLE THE 1960S  (CD)
Somebody Help Me
2010 UK
SUPERBIRD SBIRD 0017 V/A: UPTOWN SOUL & FUNK FROM THE NASHVILLE INDIES  (CD)
Tell Me The Truth / I'd Like To Try It One More Time
2010 UK
GOLDEN BEAVER GOBE 22-991 V/A: DANCE FLOOR WINNERS, VOLUME 5 - 20 JIVING, STROLLING, BOPPIN', SWINGING, MONSTER TRACKS FOR DANCERS!  (CD)
Aunt Mattie
2010 GER
BLUE LABEL/SPV 309192 3CD V/A: CHAMPION RECORDS - THE SINGLES COLLECTION  (3-CD)
Somebody Somewhere / You're My Baby / Three Times Seven / Oo Wee Honey / Let's Try It Again / Do You Love Me / Every Night In The Week
2011 GER
FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVTD131 V/A: HEAVY SUGAR - SECOND SPOONFUL - THE PURE ESSENCE OF NEW ORLEANS R&B  (3-CD)
I'm Pleading Just For You
2011 UK
FLORIDITA FRCD04 V/A: GRANPA'S GULLY ROCK - 25 DYNAMITE R&B GEMS  (CD)
I'm Pleading Just For You
2011
FLORIDITA FRCD08 V/A: GRANPA'S GULLY ROCK, VOL.3  (CD)
Little School Girl
2011
FLORIDITA FRCD10 V/A: GRANPA'S GULLY ROCK, VOL.5  (CD)
Somebody Somewhere
201?
STOMPER TIME STCD 31 V/A: ROCKIN' RHYTHM'N'BLUES FROM MEMPHIS  (CD)
Little Schoolgirl / Continental Time / I'll Let Nothing Separate Me From Your Love
2012 UK
CHARLY 915 B V/A: CHICAGO HIT FACTORY - THE VEE JAY STORY 1953-1966 - 60TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE COLLECTION  (10-CD)
If You Don't Want Me No More
2013 UK
OUTTA SIGHT OSCD038 V/A: THE BIRTH OF NORTHERN SOUL  (CD)
Since You Left Me Behind
2013 UK
HISTORY OF SOUL SOUL002 V/A: WHERE SOUTHERN SOUL BEGAN 1: 1954-1962  (2-CD)
Somebody, Somewhere / Sooner Or Later
2013 UK
HISTORY OF SOUL SOUL017 V/A: WHERE SOUTHERN SOUL BEGAN 2: 1955-1962  (2-CD)
It Won't Be This Way Always
2013 UK
TITANIC TR-CD 44206 V/A: DEEP SOUL DISCOVERIES, VOL.6  (CD)
Girl Be Careful
2014 ITA
ONE DAY MUSIC DAY2CD283 V/A: THE EXCELLO BLUES STORY  (2-CD)
Pleadin' For Love
2015 UK
HISTORY OF SOUL SOUL022 V/A: WHERE SOUTHERN SOUL BEGAN 3: 1957-1963  (2-CD)
Every Night In The Week
2016 UK
FAREWELL BWR 03 V/A: BLUES WITH A RHYTHM, VOL.3  (10" LP)
Every Night In The Week
2016 FRA
REAL GONE MUSIC RGMCD256 V/A: THE VEE JAY RECORDS STORY  (4-CD)
Iím Pleading Just For You / Oh Oh My Darling
2017 UK
FLAME LP 023 V/A: DESPERATE ROCK'N'ROLL, VOLUME 23  (LP)
Every Night Of The Week
2018 UK
REEL TO REEL MUSIC COMPANY RTRCD7 V/A: NORTHERN SOUL - THE EARLY YEARS - VOLUME TWO (100 CLASSIC & RARE TRACKS)  (4-CD)
Since You Left Me Behind
2018 UK
KOKO MOJO KM-CD 02 V/A: FOOL MULE - THE FUNNY SIDE OF RHYTHM AND BLUES  (CD)
Fannie's Place
2018 GER
JASMINE JASCD867 V/A: THESE ARMS OF MINE - THE BIRTH OF SOUTHERN SOUL  (2-CD)
Sooner Or Later
2020 UK
KOKO MOJO KMCD 52 V/A: ROCKIN' SHOES  (CD)
Somebody Somewhere
2020 GER
KOKO MOJO KMCD 55 V/A: JUST ROCKIN' & ROLLIN'  (CD)
Little School Girl
2020 GER
KOKO MOJO KMCD 56 V/A: WOW WOW BABY  (CD)
I'm Pleading Just For You
2020 GER
KOKO MOJO KMCD 57 V/A: COOL IT  (CD)
Continental Time
2020 GER


                                                      

© 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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