RAY SHARPE





SINGLES

HAMILTON 45-50002 RAY SHARPE AND THE BLUES WHALERS Oh, My Baby's Gone / That's The Way I Feel1958 US
DOT 15788 RAY SHARPE & THE BLUES WHALERS Oh My Baby's Gone / That's The Way I Feel1958 US
DOT 15974 RAY SHARPE & THE BLUES WHALERS Oh My Baby's Gone / That's The Way I Feel1958 US
JAMIE 1128 RAY SHARPE Red Sails In The Sunset / Linda Lu
(b-side Billboard/r&b #11 & Billboard/pop #46)
1959 US
JAMIE 1128 RAY SHARPE Linda Lu / Monkey's Uncle1959 US
LONDON M.17066 RAY SHARPE Red Sails In The Sunset / Linda Lu1959 CAN
LONDON HLW 8932
(78/45rpm, with triangular or round centre)
RAY SHARPE Red Sails In The Sunset / Linda Lu1959 UK
JAMIE 1138 RAY SHARPE T.A. Blues / Long John1959 US
JAMIE 1149 RAY SHARPE Bermuda / Gonna Let It Go This Time1960 US
JAMIE 1155 RAY SHARPE Red Sails In The Sunset / For You My Love1960 US
JAMIE 1164 RAY SHARPE Kewpie Doll / Give'n Up1960 US
3-TREY 3011 RAY SHARPE Justine / The Street Where You Live1960 US
GREGMARK 14/15 RAY SHARPE (The New) Linda Lu / The Bus Song
(a-side overdub version of 1959 recording, b-side poss. from the same session)
1963 US
LONDON M.17284 RAY SHARPE (The New) Linda Lu / The Bus Song1963 CAN 
PARK CENTRAL 2714 EASY DEAL WILSON (feat. Easy Deal Wilson:vcl/pno, Ray Sharpe:gtr/vcl) There'll Come A Day / Dallas (instr.)
(Note: b-side is actually the backing track for "For You My Love" with a guitar solo added)
1960 US
GAREX 104 RAY SHARPE The Day You Left Me / I'm In Misery1963 US
GAREX 203 RAY SHARPE Hey, Little Girl / The Day You Left Me1963 US
UNITED ARTISTS UP 1032 RAY SHARPE Hey Little Girl / The Day You Left Me1963 UK
PARK AVENUE 4904 RAY SHARPE Baby Ora / Do The Thaxton1963 US
PARK AVENUE 4906 RAY SHARPE Almost Grown / Sweets For My Sweet1963 US
MONUMENT 45-874 RAY SHARPE It's Too Cold / Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go
(A-side is from the different session than the '64 album version)
1965 US
ATCO 45-6402
(2 versions with different text, yellow/white label)
RAY SHARPE WITH THE KING CURTIS ORCHESTRA (feat. Jimi Hendrix:gtr) Help Me (Get The Feeling) - Part I / Help Me (Get The Feeling) - Part II1966 US
ATCO 45-6437 RAY SHARPE I Can't Take It / Mary Jane8/1966 US
ATCO ATCO-26 RAY SHARPE I Can't Take It / Mary Jane1966 FRA
LHI 1215 RAY SHARPE (The New) Linda Lu / Monkey's Uncle
(reissue, a-side 1959 Gregrmark recording, b-side 1958 Jamie recording)
1968 US
A&M 1297 RAY SHARPE Dream On Donna / Another Piece Of The Puzzle (Just Fell In Place)1971 US
IT WILL STAND IIWS-4607 RAY SHARPE Mama Talk To Your Daughter / Boat Dock1979 US
EPIC EPC 2787 RAY SHARPE Linda Lu / Red Sails In The Sunset  (reissue)19?? UK




EP'S

LONDON RE 5081 (p/s)  RAY SHARPE
Red Sails In The Sunset / Linda Lu / Long John / T.A. Blues  
1959 UK/SWE 




ALBUMS

AWARD LMP 711 WELCOME BACK LINDA LOU  (LP)
It's Too Cold / Bottoms Up / Baby Face / Together We Will Always Be / Goodnight Irene / No Money Down / Baby Baby Baby / Cuttin' In / Haunted House / Cold Cold Heart / Big Boy Pete / Welcome Back Linda Lu
(recorded at Cliff Herring, Ft Worth, TX, 1964 featuring Ray Sharpe:vcl/gtr, William Clay Jr.:bs/rh.gtr, Otis Tarkington:pno & Chester Freedman:dms + a horn section conducted by Harvey Anderson)
1964 US
FLYING HIGH FH 6502 TEXAS BOOGIE BLUES  (LP)
Boat Dock / In The Wee Wee Hours / Snap Your Fingers / Alva / Don't Start Me To Talkin' / Linda Lu / You're Not The Only One / Talk To Your Daughter / Man Watch Your Woman / Alva's Baby's Blues
(recorded at Crystal Clear Sound, Dallas, Tx, 1979 feat. Ray Sharpe:vcl/gtr/Fender Rhodes on "Alva's Baby's Blues", Joe Copeland:gtr, Danny Haynes:keys, Donnie McCutchen:bs, Randy Dehart:dms/perc, Delbert McClinton:hca, Nancy Kamm:string on "Alva", Buddy Whittington:gtr on "Boat Dock" + Johnny Reno/John Riviera/Weed-Man Henry/Lindy Barger:horns)
1980 US
JUMBLE JLP 331959 LINDA LU  (LP)
Linda Lou / Kewpie Doll / That's The Way I Feel / Long John / Help Me / Mary Jane / Have Love Will Travel (by The Sharps) / T.A. Blues / Give'n Up / Oh My Baby's Gone / Red Sails In The Sunset / Monkey's Uncle / I Can't Take It / Look At Me (by The Sharps)
(Note: Two tracks by The Sharps are from the '58 single Jamie 1108, which doesn't have any connection to Ray Sharpe.)
1980 SWE
FLYING HIGH FH 6507 LIVE AT THE BLUEBIRD, VOL.1  (LP)
Dust My Blues / Caress Me Baby / Everyday (I Have The Blues) / Wee Wee Baby / Chili Con Como / Promised Land / Gotta See My Baby / Going Home Tomorrow / Worried Life Blues / Miss Lavern / Lonely Lonely Nights / Hideaway
(recorded live at Robert Ealy's Bluebird club, Fort Worth, TX)
1982 US
BEAR FAMILY BCD 15888 LINDA LU  (CD)
Linda Lu / Monkey's Uncle / Oh My Baby's Gone / That's The Way I Feel / Kewpie Doll / Red Sails In The Sunset / Silly Dilly Millie (prev. unrel. 1959 recording) / The Bus Song / T.A. Blues (without overdub, prev. unrel.) / Long John (without overdub, prev. unrel.) / Gonna Let It Go This Time / Bermuda / Give'n Up / For You My Love / Justine / On The Street Where You Live (master) / There'll Come A Day / Dallas (For You My Love) / So Sorry (prev. unrel. 1962 recording) / Hey Little Girl (prev. unrel. 1962 recording) / Thank You So Much (prev. unrel. 1962 recording) / The New Linda Lu / T.A. Blues (master) / Long John (master) / Kewpie Doll (take 20, prev. unrel. 1959 recording) / On The Street Where You Live (full length version, prev. unrel.) / Red Sails In The Sunset (overdub, take 1, prev. unreleased 1959 recording)
1995 GER




COMPILATIONS

LIBERTY LRP-3180 V/A: THE ORIGINAL HITS, VOLUME 3: PAST & PRESENT  (LP)
Linda-Lu
1961 US
JAMIE JLP 70-3017 V/A: SOUNDS OF SUCCESS  (LP)
Linda Lou
1961 US
LIBERTY LST-7577 V/A: ORIGINAL GOLDEN GREATS, VOLUME 7  (LP)
Endless Sleep
1968 US
RED RAVEN LP 1 V/A: THOSE OLDIES BUT ROCKIES  (LP)
The New Linda Lou
1978 GER
EAGLE LP 308 V/A: BANDSTAND DANCING  (LP)
Ray Sharpe & The Blues Whalers: That's The Way I Feel / Oh My Baby's Gone
1979 GER
WENDI LP 000001 V/A: HEY, BABE LET'S GO DOWNTOWN  (LP)
Gonna Let It Go This Time
1980 AUS
WENDI LP 000004 V/A: TOO MUCH ROCKIN'  (LP)
Long John
1980 AUS
ERIC'S LP 008 V/A: JUKEBOX AT ERIC'S, VOL.1 - ROCK'N ROLL  (LP) 1981 UK
JJ LP 266 V/A: JITTERBUG JIVERS, VOL.2  (LP)
Red Sails In The Sunset
198?
KRAZY KAT KK 7426 V/A: FORT WORTH SHUFFLE  (LP)
Oh My Baby's Gone
1984 UK
MOONSHINE BLP 104 V/A: GUITAR IN MY HANDS  (LP)
Bottoms Up / Linda Lu
198? HOL
MOONSHINE BLP 110 V/A: GUITAR IN MY HANDS, VOL.2  (LP)
Gonna Let You Go This Time
198? HOL
TIME LIFE R929-24 V/A: THE ROCK'N'ROLL ERA : THE '50S - KEEP ON ROCKIN'  (CD)
Linda Lu
1989 US
LUCKY GAL STRCD 01 V/A: SOLID STROLL  (CD)
Linda Lu
199?
ACE CDCHD 500 V/A: THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN ROCK'N'ROLL, VOL.4  (CD)
Linda Lu
1993 UK
BEAR FAMILY BCD 15874-BH V/A: THE JAMIE/GUYDEN STORY  (2-CD)
Linda Lu
1995 GER
ACE CDCHD 592 V/A: DOT ROCK'N'ROLL  (CD)
Oh My Baby's Gone / That's The Way I Feel
1996 UK
RIPETE 2266 V/A: BEACH MUSIC ANTHOLOGY, VOL.2  (4-CD)
Linda Lu
1996 US
ACE CDCHD 645 V/A: FABULOUS FLIPS, VOL.3  (CD)
Red Sails In The Sunset
1997 UK
BEAR FAMILY BCD 15711 AH  V/A: THAT'LL FLAT GIT IT, VOL.5 (ROCKABILLY AND ROCK'N'ROLL FROM THE VAULTS OF DOT RECORDS)  (CD) 
Oh My Baby's Gone / That's The Way I Feel
1997 GER 
MADACY 2635 V/A: LOST GEMS OF THE 50'S, VOL.1  (CD)
Linda Lu
1999 US
KENT CDKEND 168 V/A: AT THE CLUB  (CD)
Ray Sharpe with the King Curtis Orchestra: Help Me (Get The Feeling), Pt.1
1999 UK
RETRO 3 V/A: THE BEST OF ROCKABILLY  (CD)
Oh My Baby's Gone/That's The Way I Feel
2000 RUS
RHINO HANDMADE RHM2 7805 V/A: ROCK, RHYTHM AND WOO WOP, VOL.2 - MORE OF THE GREAT SONGS FROM EARLY ROCK'N'ROLL  (3-CD)
Linda Lu
2001 US
FELIX RECORDS (no number) V/A: CHRISTMAS TIME IN COWTOWN, VOL.3  (CD)
Run Rudolph Run
2002 US
BEAR FAMILY BCD 17031 V/A: JUKE JOINT BOOGIE (33 2/3 EDITION, RHYTHM AND BLUES CLASSICS)  (CD)
Oh My Baby's Gone
2008 GER
EL TORO ETCD 1023 V/A: GOT THEM HILL BILLY BLUES- 32 BLACK BLUES BOPPERS  (CD)
Oh, My Baby's Gone
2009 SPA
VIPER CD 606 V/A: ROCKIN' IN THE JUNGLE - 1950S AMERICAN JUNGLE SONGS  (CD)
Monkey's Uncle
2010 UK


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Benoit Billot | Jarmo Hoppula | Tapio Väisänen

Published sources: Goldmine Price Guide To 45 Rpm Records (Tim Neely, 2003) | Rare Record Price Guide 2004 (Record Collector, 2002) | Billboard Top R&B Singles (Joel Whitburn, 1988) | Music Master Price Guide For Record Collectors (Nick Hamlyn, 1991) | Blues News 4/1991 | New Kommotion #25 (1980) | Now Dig This #125 (8/1993) | The EP Book - Swedish Rock & Pop Pressings 1954-1969 (Roger Holegård, 2nd edition, 2009) | New Kommotion #26 (1982; Ray Sharpe article by Dick Grant & Adam Komorowski + discography by Ray Topping & Adam Komorowski)

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