MABLE JOHN





SINGLES

MOTOWN 54031 (mispress, prob. promo only)  Who Wouldn't Love A Man Like That / You Made A Fool Out Of Me8/1960 US
TAMLA T-54031 Who Wouldn't Love A Man Like That / You Made A Fool Out Of Me8/1960 US
TAMLA T-54040 No Love / Looking For A Man
(Note: a-side has long intro with no strings, issued with master number H-632)
5/1961 US
TAMLA T-54040 No Love / Looking For A Man
(Note: a-side has short intro with strings, issued with master number H-667)
5/1961 US
TAMLA 54050 Actions Speak Louder Than Words / Take Me10/1961 US 
TAMLA 54081 Who Wouldn't Love A Man Like That / Say You'll Never Let Me Go
(Note: a-side is alternate take of Tamla 54031-A)
6/1963 US
STAX 192 Your Good Thing (Is About To End) / It's Catching
(a-side Billboard r&b #6 & pop #95)
1966 US
ATLANTIC 584 022 It's Catching / Your Good Thing (Is About To End)1966 UK
STAX 205 You're Taking Up Another Man's Place/ If You Give Up What You Got (You'll See What You Lost)  1966 US
STAX 215 Same Time, Same Place / Bigger And Better1967 US
STAX 601 010 (dark blue/light blue label) Same Time, Same Place / Bigger And Better1967 UK
STAX 225 I'm A Big Girl Now / Wait You Dog1967 US
STAX 234 Don't Hit Me No More / Left Over Love1967 US
STAX 249 Able Mable / Don't Get Caught1968 US
STAX 601 034 Able Mable / Don't Get Caught1968 UK
STAX STA-0016 Running Out / Shouldn't I Love Him1968 US




ALBUMS

MEDA # WHERE CAN I FIND JESUS  (CD)
Where Can I Find Jesus / How Could I Not Love Him / God Is Love / I Have Decided / El Shaddai / Brand New World / Taking The Music Back / We Give You Glory / Give It To Jesus / Holy Spirit / Where Jesus Is There's Heaven
1993 US
self produced #3474 SANCTIFIED BLUES  (CD)
God Is Taking Us Away / Isn't It Wonderful? / Sanctified Blues / A Time Of Fear / I'm A Believer / God Is Love / Where Can I Find Jesus? / The World Is In A Bad Situation / Why Are You Running? / Brand New World / At Last / Taking The Music Back
2007 US
self produced ? WIND DANCE  (CD)
Wind Dance / Particles / Jones / The Waiting Room / The Path To The Summit / Laid Away / The Clown Fish / Yo Tambien En Tres / Signe's Solar Return
200? US




COLLECTIONS

FANTASY-STAX SCD-8578-2 (US CD)/FANTASY-STAX MPS 8578 (US LP)/ACE-STAX CDSXD 048 (UK CD) STAY OUT OF THE KITCHEN  (LP/CD)
Stay Out Of The Kitchen / Left Over Love / Able Mable / Shouldn't I Love Him / Catch That Man / Ain't Giving It Up / Running Out / Love Tornado / Bigger And Better / Sweet Devil / It's Catching / Drop On In / That Woman Will Give It A Try / That's What My Love Can Do / I Love You More Than Words Can Say / Have Your Cake / Be Warm To Me / I Taught You How / If You Give Up What You Got (See What You Lost) / Don't Get Caught / The Man's Too Busy / I'm A Big Girl Now / To Love What I Want, And Want What I Love / Sorry About That / I Need Your Love So Bad
1993 US/UK
TAMLA MOTOWN/UNIVERSAL/SPECTRUM MUSIC 980 846-1 MY NAME IS MABLE - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION  (CD)
Who Wouldn't Love A Man Like That (1960 single version) / You Made A Fool Out Of Me / No Love (original single version) / Looking For A Man / No Love (single version) / Actions Speak Louder Than Words / Take Me / I'm Yours, You're Mine / I'm Finally Through With You / Look At Me / More Lovin' / My Name Is Mable (a.k.a. Able Mable) / My Thanks / True Love Can Be Found / We Belong Together / You Never Miss A Good Thing / Who Wouldn't Love A Man Like That (1963 single version) / Say You'll Never Let Me Go / Meet Me Half Way
2004 US




COMPILATIONS

SOUL SS-720 V/A: SWITCHED ON BLUES  (LP)  
I Guess There's No Love
-- cd reissue: Motown MOTD-5463 --
1969 US
ATLANTIC 81696-2 V/A: ATLANTIC BLUES : VOCALISTS  (CD)
Takin' Another Man's Place
1986 US
STAX MPS-8543 (LP)/SCD-8543-2 (CD) V/A: THE STAX SOUL SISTERS  (LP/CD)
Running Out
1989/1991 US
ACE-STAX CDSXD 042 V/A: 1000 VOLTS OF STAX  (CD)
Sweet Devil (alt. take)
1991 UK
ACE/FANTASY 7-88218-2 V/A: THE COMPLETE STAX/VOLT SINGLES - 1959-1968  (9-CD)
Your Good Thing (Is About to End) / You're Taking up Another Man's Place / Same Time Same Place / I'm a Big Girl Now / Wait You Dog / Don't Hit Me No More / Able Mable
1991 UK/US
ACE/FANTASY 9SCD-4411-2 V/A: THE COMPLETE STAX/VOLT SOUL SINGLES, VOL.2 - 1968-1971  (9-CD)
Running Out
1993 UK/US
KENT CDKEND 105 V/A: DO THE CROSSOVER BABY  (CD)
Catch That Man
1995 UK
PRIME CUTS 2334 V/A: THE BEST OF GOSPEL, VOLUME 3  (CD)
Holy Spirit
1996 US
HOT PRODUCTIONS 7704 V/A: THE BEST OF MOTORCITY RECORDS, VOL.4  (CD)
Time Stops
1996 US
HOT PRODUCTIONS 7719 V/A: THE BEST OF MOTORCITY RECORDS, VOL.11  (CD)
From Bitter To Sweet
1996 US
P-VINE PCD 4938 V/A: STAX CLUB CLASSICS, VOL.2  (CD)
Stay Out Of The Kitchen
1996 JPN
MOTOWN/POLYGRAM 530 613 2 V/A: MOTOWN'S BLUE EVOLUTION  (CD)
Take Me / Actions Speak Louder Than Words / I Guess There's No Love
1996 US
RHINO R2-72506 V/A: GO GIRL! - SOUL SISTERS TELLIN' IT LIKE IT IS  (CD)  
Your Good Thing (Is About to End)
1996 US
BOXSETS 9897 V/A: CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL  (2-CD)
El Shaddah / Where I Can Find Jesus
1998 US
HIP-O 40098 V/A: SOULFUL DIVAS, VOL.4 - BOLD SOUL SISTERS  (CD)
Your Good Thing (Is About To End)
1998 US
KENT CDKEND 168 V/A: AT THE CLUB  (CD)
Able Mable
1999 UK
STAX/FANTASY SCD-4429-2 V/A: THE STAX STORY  (4-CD)
Your Good Thing (Is About To End)
2000 US
HARMLESS 029 V/A: I'M A GOOD WOMAN 2 - FUNK CLASSICS FROM SASSY SOUL SISTERS  (LP/CD)
Running Out
2001 US
STAX 8613 V/A: WE'LL PLAY THE BLUES FOR YOU  (CD)
Ain't Giving It Up
2004 US
MOTOWN/UNIVERSAL/HIP-O SELECT 000 363102 V/A: THE COMPLETE MOTOWN SINGLES, VOL.1 - 1959-1961  (9?-CD)
Who Wouldn't Love A Man Like That (1960 single version) / You Made A Fool Out Of Me / No Love (version without strings) / Looking For A Man / Actions Speak Louder Than Words / Take Me
2006 US
MOTOWN/UNIVERSAL/HIP-O SELECT 000 535202 V/A: THE COMPLETE MOTOWN SINGLES, VOL.3 - 1963  (6?-CD)
Who Wouldn't Love A Man Like That / Say You'll Never Let Me Go
2006 US
CONCORD 230203 V/A: STAX 50TH - A 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION  (2-CD)
Your Good Thing (Is About To End)
2007 US
RHINO THEATRICAL 424316 V/A: HONEYDRIPPER - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK  (CD)
No Matter How She Done It
2008 US
MOJO 2/2009 V/A: MOTOWN NUGGETS  (CD)
You Made A Fool Out Of Me
(give away free CD along with Mojo Magazine 2/2009)
2009 UK
ACE CDCH2 1266 V/A: MORE MILES THAN MONEY (THE SOUNDTRACK TO GARTH CARTWRIGHT'S BOOK)  (2-CD)
Able Mable
2010 UK




THE COOKIES / THE RAELETTS : SINGLES

ATLANTIC 1061 THE COOKIES Precious Love / Later, Later1955 US
ATLANTIC 1084 THE COOKIES In Paradise / Passing Time
(a-side Billboard/r&b #9)
1956 US
ATLANTIC 1110 THE COOKIES Down By The River / My Lover1956 US
ATLANTIC 1180 RAY CHARLES (with The Cookies) Yes Indeed / I Had A Dream1958 US
ATLANTIC 2010 RAY CHARLES WITH THE RAELETTES The Right Time / Tell All The World About You1959 US
ATLANTIC 2022 RAY CHARLES (lead vocals on b-side by The Cookies a.k.a. The Raeletts) Tell Me How Do You Feel / That's Enough1959 US
ATLANTIC 2079 THE COOKIES Passing Time / In Paradise  (reissue)1960 US
DIMENSION 1002 THE COOKIES Chains / Stranger In My Arms
(a-side Billboard/r&b #6 & pop #17)
1962 US
DIMENSION 1008 THE COOKIES Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby) / Softly In The Night
(a-side Billboard/r&b #3 & pop #7)
1963 US
DIMENSION 1012 THE COOKIES Will Power / I Want A Boy For My Birthday
(a-side Billboard/pop #72)
1963 US
DIMENSION 1020 THE COOKIES Girls Grow Up Faster Than Boys / Only To Other People
(a-side Billboard/r&b #33 & pop #33)
1963 US
DIMENSION 1032 THE COOKIES I Never Dreamed / The Old Crowd1964 US
TANGERINE TRC 940 MARGIE HENDRIX A Lover's Blues / Let No One Hold You1964 US
TANGERINE TRC 972 THE RAELETTS One Hurt Deserves Another / One Room Paradise
(a-side Billboard/r&b #24 & pop #76)
1967 US
TANGERINE TRC 976 THE RAELETTS Into Something Fine / Lover's Blues1967 US
TANGERINE TRC 984 THE RAELETTES  I'm Gett'n Long Alright / All I Need Is His Love
(a-side Billboard/r&b #23)
1968 US
TANGERINE TRC 986 THE RAELETTS I Want To Thank You / It's Almost Here
(a-side Billboard/r&b #47)
1968 US
TANGERINE TRC-1006  THE RAELETTS (feat. Mable John) I Want To (Do Everything For You) / Keep It To Yourself
(a-side Billboard/r&b #30 & pop #96)
1970 US
TANGERINE TRC-1014 THE RAELETTS (feat. Mable John) Bad Water / That Goes To Show You
(a-side Billboard/r&b #40 & pop #58)
1970 US 
TANGERINE TRC-1017 THE RAELETTS (feat. Mable John) Here I Go Again / Leave My Man Alone1971 US
TANGERINE TRC-1024 THE RAELETTS (feat. Mable John) Come Get It, I Got It / Try A Little Kindness197? US
TANGERINE TRC-1029 THE RAELETTS (feat. Mable John) You Must Be Doing Alright / You Have A Way With Me197? US
TANGERINE TRC-1031 THE RAELETTS (feat. Mable John) Many Rivers To Cross / If You Wanna Keep Him197? US
TANGERINE TRC 2025 THE RAELETTS (a) (feat. Mable John) / RAY CHARLES ORCHESTRA (b) Bad River / Boody Butt197? US




THE RAELETTS : ALBUMS

TANGERINE TRCS-1511 IKE & TINA TURNER REVUE WITH THE THE RAELETTES: SOULED OUT  (LP)
1971 US
TANGERINE TRCS-1515 (RAY CHARLES PRESENTS) THE RAELETTES: YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW  (LP)
1972 US
TITANIC TR-CD 4422 THE RAELETTES: HITS AND RARITIES  (CD)
You Must Be Doing Alright / Bad Water / Come Get It I Got It / You Have A Way With Me / Love Train / I Want To (Do Everything For You) / Leave My Man Alone / After Loving You / Keep It To Yourself / Here I Go Again / That Goes To Show You / Let No One Hold You / A Lover's Blues / I'm Gettin' Long Alright / All I Need Is Love / One Hurt Deserves Another / One Room Paradise / Into Something Fine / It's Alright / Try A Little Kindness / Many Rivers To Cross / I You Want To Keep Him / I Found My Love / Now the Hurts On You / My Baby / Restless
1993


In addition, Mable John appears as a duet vocalist on "Dinner Date", recorded in New York City on August 29, 1957 with her brother Little Willie John (King 5083, also issued on King LP 564).

Mable John was a member of The Raeletts between 1968 - 1976. It was originally formed as The Cookies, and later became the back-up group for Ray Charles. A new Cookies trio, with varying membership, began recording in 1962 on Dimension, featured Ethel McCrea who later went solo.

The Cookies - 1954 line-up: Margie Hendrix, Ethel "Earl-Jean" McCrea, Pat Lyles
The Raeletts - 1967 line-up: Merry Clayton (lead singer), Clydie King, Minnie Riperton, Gwedolyn Berry, Alexandra Brown
The Raeletts - 1970 line-up: Mable John, Susaye Green, Vernita Amoss, Estella Yarbrough



                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: Goldmine Standard Catalog Of Rhythm & Blues Records (Tim Neely, 2002) | Rare Record Price Guide 2004 (Record Collector, 2002) | Billboard Top R&B Singles (Joel Whitburn, 1988) | Billboard Top 100 Singles (Joel Whitburn, 1994) | The R&B Indies 3 (Bob McGrath, 2006) | The R&B Indies 4 (Bob McGrath, 2007) 

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