LULA REED





SINGLES

KING 4527 (78rpm)  SONNY THOMPSON (a) / SONNY THOMPSON, VOCAL BY LULA REED (b) Clang, Clang, Clang (instr.) / I'll Drown In My Tears 
(b-side Billboard/r'n'b #5)
12/1951 US 
KING 4541 (78rpm)  SONNY THOMPSON (a) / SONNY THOMPSON, VOCAL BY LULA REED (b) Blues Mambo (instr.) / Let's Call It A Day
(b-side Billboard/r'n'b #7)
6/1952 US
KING 4578/KING 45-4578 (78rpm/45rpm)  LULA REED, VOCAL BY LULA REED WITH ORCHESTRALet Me Be Your Love / My Story1952 US
KING 4590/KING 45-4590 (78rpm/45rpm)  LULA REED AND THE HARMONAIRESMy Mother's Prayers / Heavenly Road1953 US
KING 4595 (78rpm)  SONNY THOMPSON (a) / SONNY THOMPSON, VOCAL BY LULA REED (b)Chloe (instr.) / Last Night2/1953 US
KING 4630/KING 45-3630 (78rpm/45rpm)  LULA REED, VOCAL BY LULA REED WITH ORCHESTRAI'm Losing You / My Poor Heart6/1953 US
KING 4639 (78rpm)  SONNY THOMPSON (a) / SONNY THOMPSON, VOCAL BY LULA REED (b)Low Flame (instr.) / Waiting To Be Loved By You7/1953 US
KING 4649/KING 45-4649 (78rpm/45rpm)  LULA REED, VOCAL BY LULA REED WITH ORCHESTRADon't Make Me Love You / Going Back To Mexico9/1953 US
KING 4688/KING 45-4688 (78rpm/45rpm)  LULA REED, VOCAL BY LULA REED WITH ORCHESTRAWatch Dog / Your Key Don't Fit No More1953 US
KING 4703/KING 45-4703 (78rpm/45rpm)  LULA REED, VOCAL BY LULA REED WITH ORCHESTRATroubles On Your Mind / Bump On A Log4/1954 US
KING 4712/KING 45-4712 (78rpm/45rpm)  SONNY THOMPSON (a) / SONNY THOMPSON, VOCAL BY LULA REED (b)Down In The Dumps (instr.) / I Ain't No Watch Dog1954 US
KING 4714/KING 45-4714 (78rpm/45rpm)  LULA REED, VOCAL BY LULA REED WITH ORCHESTRAIf The Sun Isn't Shining In Your Window / Just Whisper5/1954 US
KING 4718/KING 45-4718 (78rpm/45rpm)  SONNY THOMPSON (a) / SONNY THOMPSON, VOCAL BY LULA REED (b)Single Shot (instr.) / I'm Beggin' And Pleadin'1954 US
KING 4726/KING 45-4726 (78rpm/45rpm)  LULA REED, VOCAL BY LULA REED WITH ORCHESTRAWonderful Love / I'll Upset You Baby1954 US
KING 4737/KING 45-4737 (78rpm/45rpm)  LULA REED, VOCAL BY LULA REED WITH ORCHESTRAWhat Could I Do But Believe In Jesus / A Quiet Time With Jesus1954 US
KING 4748/KING 45-4748 (78rpm/45rpm)  LULA REED, VOCAL BY LULA REED WITH ORCHESTRASick And Tired / Jealous Love1954 US
KING 4767/KING 45-4767 (78rpm/45rpm)  LULA REED, VOCAL BY LULA REED WITH ORCHESTRARock Love / I'm Gone, Yes, I'm Gone1/1955 US
KING 4796/KING 45-4796 (78rpm/45rpm)  LULA REED, VOCAL BY LULA REED WITH ORCHESTRAWithout Love (Ain't It A Shame) / Caught Me When My Love Was Down5/1955 US
PARLOPHONE CMSP 34 (45rpm, export issue)  LULA REEDTroubles On Your Mind / Bump On A Log1955 UK
PARLOPHONE DP 408 (78rpm, export issue) LULA REEDTroubles On Your Mind / Bump On A Log1955 UK
KING 4811/KING 45-4811 (78rpm/45rpm)  LULA REED, VOCAL BY LULA REED AND QUARTETI'm Giving All My Love / Why Don't You Come On Home1955 US
KING 4899/KING 45-4899 (78rpm/45rpm) LULA REEDLet's Call It A Day / I'll Drown In My Own Tears1956 US
KING 4969/KING 45-4969 (78rpm/45rpm) LULA REEDSample Man / Three Men1956 US
KING 45-4996 LULA REEDEvery Second / Waste No More Tears1956 US
ARGO 5928 LULU REED WITH SONNY THOMPSON ORCH.Anything To Say You're Mine / Give Me The Right1958 US
ARGO 5333 LULU REEDHe's My Everything / Come On Home1959 US
ARGO 5355 LULU REEDIdle Gossip / Lovin'1960 US
FEDERAL 45-12407 LULA REED AND ORCHESTRAI Know / I'm A Woman, But I Don't Talk1961 US
FEDERAL 45-12416 LULA REED AND ORCHESTRAPuddentane / I Got A Notion1961 US
FEDERAL 45-12426 LULA REED AND ORCHESTRAYou Gotta Have That Green / Know What You're Doing1961 US
FEDERAL 45-12440 LULA REED AND ORCHESTRAWhat Makes You So Cold / Ain't No Cotton Pickin'1961 US
FEDERAL 45-12457 LULA REED AND ORCHESTRADo The President Twist / Your Love Keeps A-Workin' On Me1962 US
FEDERAL 45-12471 LULA REED & FREDDY KINGWatch Over Me / You Can't Hide1962 US
FEDERAL 45-12477 LULU REED WITH FREDDY KING (a) / LULU REED WITH SONNY THOMPSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA (b)It's Easy Child / Say Hey Pretty Baby1962 US
LUPINE 107 LULA REEDSweet Man / I'll Never Forsake You1962 US
TANGERINE 45-TRC-925 LULA REEDJust Keep It Up / There He Goes1962 US
TANGERINE 45-TRC-932 LULA REEDTrouble In Mind / Ain't That Love1963 US
TANGERINE 45-TRC-943 LULA REEDCall Me Darlin' / Baby, Baby (Your Love)1964 US
TANGERINE 45-TRC-952 LULA REED WITH MIKE AKOPOFF & ORCHESTRAMy Kind Of Baby / Walk On By Me1965 US
TANGERINE 45-TRC-974 LULA REEDGabbin' Mouth Blues / Take Your Time1967 US
GUSTO GT4-2153 LULU REEDSick & Tired / Bump On A Log  (reissue)1982 US

Note: Despite of some sources, c. 1959 recordings on Laurel label are not by Lula Reed but actually by Irene Reed ("Fujiyama Moon" / "For Us Tomorrow Is", Laurel LA-1000 & "Take Me Back Again" / ?, Laurel LA-1002).



EP'S

KING KEP-264 (p/s) SONNY THOMPSON, VOL.2 (VOCALS BY LULA REED)
I'll Drown In My Tears / Let's Call It A Day / Low Flame (instr.) / Chloe (instr.)
1953 US
EMBER EMB EP-4535 (p/s)  LULU REED/SYL JOHNSON: RHYTHM & BLUES BLUE BEAT STYLE
Lula Reed & Freddie King: It's Easy Child / Lulu Reed & her Teeners: Say Hey, Pretty Baby / (reverse by Syl Johnson: Please, Please, Please / I'm Looking For My Baby) 
1963 UK 
EMBER EMB EP-4536 (p/s)  LULU REED - FREDDY KING: RHYTHM & BLUES, VOLUME FIVE
Lulu Reed: You Can't Hide / (Let Your Love) Watch Over Me / Lulu Reed & Freddy King: Do The President Twist / Your Love Keeps A-Working On Me
1964 UK 




ALBUMS

KING 604 LULA REED: BLUE AND MOODY  (LP)
Watch Dog / I'll Drown In My Tears / Gong Back To Mexico / Three Men / Sample Man / Last Night / Rock Love / Let's Call It A Day / Bump On A Log / My Poor Heart / Every Second / Jealous Love
-- reissues: King LP 604, 198?/King CD 604, 1995 --
1958 US
KING 777 FREDDY KING, LULA REED, SONNY THOMPSON: BOY-GIRL-BOY  (LP)
Lula Reed & Freddy King: Do The President Twist / Lula Reed: I Got A Notion / Lula Reed & Freddy King: Know What You're Doing / Lula Reed: You Can't Hide / Lula Reed: Puddentane / Lula Reed & Freddy King: (Let Your Love) Watch Over Me / Lula Reed: I'm A Woman (But I Don't Talk Too Much) / Lula Reed & Freddy King: Waste No More Tears / Lula Reed: It's Easy Child / Lula Reed: I Know / Lula Reed: Why Don't You Come On Home
-- reissues: King LP 777, 198?/King CD 777, 1994 --
1962 US




COLLECTIONS

SING 1157 LULA REED: I'M GONE, YES I'M GONE  (LP)
Sick And Tired / Jealous Love / Watch Dog / Your Key Don't Fit It No More / Going Back To Mexico / Bump On A Log / Three Men / Sample Man / Troubles On Your Mind / The Wild Stage Of Life (prev. unissued 7/1953 recording) / Ain't It A Shame (prev. unissued alt. take)/ Without Love (Ain't It A Shame) / I'm Gone, Yes I'm Gone / Why Don't You Come On Home / I'll Upset You Baby / Caught Me When My Love Was Down
1988 DEN
ACE CDCHD 984 LULA REED: I'LL DOWN IN MY TEARS - THE KING ANTHOLOGY 1952-1955  (CD)
I'll Drown In My Tears / Let's Call It A Day / Last Night / Going Back To Mexico / My Story / Waiting To Be Loved By You / I'll Upset You Baby / Just Whisper / A Quiet Time With Jesus / Rock Love / Let Me Be Your Love / Troubles On Your Mind / I'm Gone, Yes I'm Gone / Sick And Tired / Your Key Don't Fit No More / Wonderful Love / Watch Dog / Living In Misery (prev. unissued 3/1955 recording) / Don't Make Me Love You / Bump on A Log / Without Love (Ain't It A Shame) (alt. take) / Why Don't You Come On Home / I'm Giving All My Love / Jealous Love
2004 UK
CLASSICS 5136 LULA REED: THE CHRONOLOGICAL LULA REED 1951-1954  (CD)
Let's Call It A Day / I'll Drown In My Tears / Last Night / Waiting To Be Loved By You / Heavenly Road / My Mother's Prayers / My Story / Let Me Be Your Love / Don't Make Me Love You / My Poor Heart / I'm Losing You / Going Back To Mexico / Ain't It A Shame / The Wild Stage Of Life / Watch Dog / Your Key Don't Fit No More / Troubles On Your Mind / Bump On A Log (prev. unissued alt. take) / What Could I Do But Believe In Jesus / If The Sun Isn't Shining In Your Window / A Quiet Time With Jesus / Just Whisper / I Ain't No Watch Dog
2005 FRA




COMPILATIONS

CHESS LP-1446 V/A: WALKING BY MYSELF  (LP)
Anything To Say You're Mine
-- UK edition: Pye International NPL 28041, 1964 --
1959 US
KING 792 V/A: FORGOTTEN MILLION SELLERS  (LP)
Rock Love
1962 US
KING KS-16008 V/A: OLD KING GOLD, VOLUME 8  (LP)
Lule [sic] Reed & Sonny Thompson: I'll Drown In My Own Tears
1975 US
KING KS-16009 V/A: OLD KING GOLD, VOLUME 9  (LP)
Lulu Reed & Sonny Thompson: Rock Love
1975 US
GABE'S/GUSTO? GTS-110 V/A: GABE'S DIRTY BLUES  (2-LP)
1978 US
RNB 401 V/A: RHYTHM'N'BLUES  (LP)
Sick And Tired
19?? UK
CHESS/MCA MCD 32641 V/A: HITS THAT JUMPED!  (CD)
Anything To Say You're Mine
(Note: this is an extended cd reissue of Checker LP 2975 issued in 1959, Reed's song is not included to the original LP edition)
1995 US
KING 4-7002 V/A: KING R&B BOX SET  (4-CD)
Rock Love / The Wild Stage Of Life
1996 US
SEE FOR MILES SEECD 702 SONNY THOMPSON: THE EP COLLECTION  (LP)
Let's Call It A Day / I'll Drown In My Tears / I Got A Notion / Puddenane / I'm A Woman, But I Don't Talk / I Know
1999 UK
LONIRAE MUSIC LP 1001 V/A: OUT FOR KICKS  (LP)
You Can't Hide
200? US
RIPETE 2164 V/A: SHAGGER'S DELIGHT, VOL.2 : TWENTY RHYTHM AND BLUES  (CD)
Sick And Tired
200? US
COLLECTABLES COL-CD-2829 V/A: THE VERY BEST OF THE KING/FEDERAL/DELUXE YEARS, VOL.1  (CD)
Rock Love
2002 US
KENT CDKEND 210 V/A: KING NEW BREED RHYTHM & BLUES  (CD)
Lula Reed & Freddy King: It's Easy Child
2002 UK
ACE CDCHD 848 V/A: JIVING JAMBOREE, VOL.3  (CD)
I'll Upset You Baby
2002 UK
PAST PERFECT 220240-325 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES GOES ROCK & ROLL, VOL.1  (15-CD)
Sick And Tired
2002 GER
ACE CDCHD 981 V/A: THE JOHNNY OTIS SHOW : VINTAGE 1950'S BROADCASTS  (CD)
Bump On A Log
2003 UK
INDIGO IGOTCD 2557 V/A: I'M A BAD, BAD GIRL - SEVEN DOZEN DUSKY DIVAS 1939-1953  (3-CD)
Waiting To Be Loved By You
2004 UK
BOULEVARD VINTAGE BVBCD 1002 V/A: THE R&B YEARS - 1952  (4-CD)
I'll Drown In My Tears / Let's Call It A Day
2004 UK
EPM MUSIQUE 16057 2 SONNY THOMPSON: MELLOW BLUES - A RHYTHM & BLUES FATHER FEATURING EDDIE CHAMBLEE, BUBBA BROOKS, LULA REED - 1947/1952  (CD)
Let's Call It A Day / I'll Drown In My Tears
2004 FRA
BLUE MOON BMCD 6037 SONNY THOMPSON: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS, VOLUME 3 - 1951-1952 PLUS LULA REED  (CD)
Let'S Call It A Day / I'll Drown In My Tears / Last Night / Waiting To Be Loved By You / Heavenly Road
2005 SPA
BLUE MOON BMCD 6044 SONNY THOMPSON/LULA REED: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS, VOLUME 4 - 1952-1954  (CD)
My Story / Let Me Be Your Love / Don't Make Me Love You / My Poor Heart / I'm Losing You / Going Back To Mexico / The Wild Stage Of Life / Watch Dog / You Key Don't Fit No More / Troubles On Your Mind / I Ain't No Watch Dog / I'm Beggin' And Pleadin' / Bump On A Log (master) / Bump On A Log (alt. take)
2005 SPA
BLUE MOON BMCD 6058 SONNY THOMPSON/LULA REED: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS, VOLUME 5 - 1954-1955  (CD)
What Could I Do But Believe In Jesus / If The Sun Isn't Shining In Your Window / A Quiet Time With Jesus / Just Whisper / Wonderful Love / I'll Upset You Baby / Sick And Tired / Jealous Love / Rock Love / Without Love (Ain't It A Shame) / I'm Gone, Yes I'm Gone / Caught Me When My Love Was Down / Why Don't You Come On Home / I'm Giving All My Love
2005 SPA
MEMBRAN MUSIC LTD./DOCUMENTS 223007-321 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES - ORIGINAL MASTERS  (10-CD)
Sick And Tired
2005 GER
MEMBRAN MUSIC LTD/DOCUMENTS 222623-354 V/A: RHYTHM 'N' BLUES - FINE BROWN SUGAR  (4-CD)
Sick And Tired / Rock Love / I'll Upset You, Baby
2005 GER
BOULEVARD VINTAGE BVBCD 1011 V/A: THE R&B YEARS - 1954  (4-CD)
Watch Dog
2005 UK
BLUES TOWN BTCD 1052 V/A: BADASS ROCKERS  (CD)
Lula Reed & Freddy King: You Can't Hide
200?
GOLDEN BEAVER GOBE 22-571 V/A: DANCE FLOOR WINNERS  (CD)
Lulu Reed & Freddy King: You Can't Hide
2008
FLORIDITA FRCD04 V/A: GRANPA'S GULLY ROCK - 25 DYNAMITE R&B GEMS  (CD)
Say Hey Pretty Baby
2008
ACE CDCHD 1220 V/A: LAND OF 1000 DANCES - ALL TWISTIN' EDITION  (CD)
Lula Reed & Freddy King: Do The President Twist
2009 UK
ACE (LIMITED EDITION) CDLUX 003 TINY TOPSY & LULA REED: JUST A LITTLE BIT - FEDERAL'S QUEENS OF NEW BREED R&B  (CD)
Know What Youre Doing / What Makes You So Cold / I Got A Notion / Ain't No Cotton Pickin Chicken / Baby Baby / Puddentane / I'm A Woman (But I Don't Talk Too Much) / I Know / Say Hey Pretty Baby / You Gotta Have That Green / Lula Reed & Freddy King: Your Love Keeps A-Working On Me / Do The President Twist / (Let Your Love) Watch Over Me / It's Easy Child / You Can't Hide
2010 UK


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Tapio Väisänen | Jennings Falcon

Published sources: Living Blues #144 | liner notes of Wolf 120.805 (by Karl A. Meyer) | Billboard Top R&B Singles (Joel Whitburn, 1988) | Goldmine Standard Catalog Of Rhythm & Blues Records (Tim Neely, 2002) | Blues Records 1943-1970 Volume Two (Mike Leadbitter-Leslie Fancourt-Paul Pelletier, 1994) | Rare Record Price Guide 2004 (Record Collector, 2002) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006)

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