RICKY ALLEN





SINGLES

AGE 29102 You'd Better Be Sure / You Were My Teacher1961 US
AGE 29104 From You / Remember The Time10/1961 US 
AGE 29105 From You / A Man's Got A Right1961 US
AGE 29115 Ouch! / I Don't Got It1962 US
AGE 29116 I Wanna Hear From You / Heart Breaking1963 US
AGE 29118 Cut You A-Loose / Faith
(a-side Billboard/r&b #20 & pop #126)
1963 US
AGE 29119 EDDIE ALLEN: All About My Baby / Nothing At All1963 US
AGE 29120 Early In The Morning / Catch Up With Your Crowd1963 US
AGE 29122 RICKY ALLEN & THE ALLEN DOLLS: Eighty Hour Week / Can I Come Back Home  1964 US
AGE 29125 Help Me Mama / The Big Fight4/1964 US
MEL-LON 1004 Help Me Mama / The Big Fight1964 US
APOGEE A-103 It's Love Baby / Step Down6/1964 US
USA 779 Going Or Coming / Don't You Ever Forget It1964 US
USA 779 Going Or Coming / Little By Little1964 US
USA 808 Messed Around And Fell In Love / I Have Made A Change1965 US
USA 858 I Ain't Never / Hurt Look On My Face1966 US
BRIGHT STAR 45-147  What Do You Do / Nothing In The World Can Hurt Me (Except You)6/1966 US
BRIGHT STAR 45-150 It's A Mess I Tell You / Skate Boo-Ga-Loo (instr.)1/1967 US
4 BROTHERS 401 I Can't Stand No Signifyin' / I'm A Real Thankful Man7/1967 US 
4 BROTHERS 402 Keep It To Yourself / Just Me And You1967 US
TAM-BOO 6720 Cut You Lose / Soul Street1967 US
BRIGHT STAR 1038 I'm Such A Lonely Man / You Better Be Sure1969 US
MEL M-1974 Help Me Moma / Get Out Of My Window1971 US
ONE-WAY OW 7000 Talk'en About You Baby / No Better Time Than Now1973 US 




ALBUMS

JEFFERSON SBACD 12657  LIVE  (CD)
Everyday I Have The Blues / Help Me Mama / You Were My Teacher / I Can't Stand No Signifying / Little By Little / Stormy Monday / Cut You A-Loose / Ouch!
(recorded live at the Monsteras Blues festival, Sweden, 2001)
2001 SWE 




COLLECTIONS

OFFICIAL CD 60102 REMEMBER THE TIME  (CD)
You'd Better Be Sure / You Were My Teacher / From You / Remember The Time / Ouch! / I Don't Get It / I Wanna Hear From You / Heart Breaking / Cut You A-Loose / Faith / Early In The Morning / Catch Up With Your Crowd / Eighty Hour Week / Can I Come Back Home / Help Me Mama / The Big Fight / Little By Little / Going Or Coming / I Have Made A Change / Messed Around And Fell In Love / I Ain't Never / Hurt Look On My Face / It's Love Baby / Step Down / I'm A Real Thankful Man / I Can't Stand No Signifying / Just You And Me / Nothing In The World Can't Hurt Me / What Do You Do / It's A Mess I Tell You / Skate Boo-Ga-Loo
2006 DEN
AGE 29102 RICKY ALLEN'S RARE TRACKS  (CD)
From You / Remember The Time / Cut You A Loose / Faith / Early In The Morning / Catch Up With Your Crowd / Eighty Hour Week / Can I Come Back Home / Help Me Mama / The Big Fight / I Can't Stand No Signifying / I'm A Real Thankful Man / Just Me & You / I Have Made A Change / Messed Around & Fell In Love' / It's Love Baby / Step Down / What Do You Do / Nothing In The World Can Hurt Me / It's A Mess I Tell You / Skate Boog A Loo / I'm Such A Lonely Man / You Better Be Sure / No Better Time Than Now / Talking About You Baby
200? HOL




COMPILATIONS

STORYVILLE SLP 176 V/A: BLUESSCENE U.S.A., VOL.1 : RHYTHM & BLUES OF CHICAGO  (LP)
Ouch / I Don't Got It / Early In The Morning
-- reissues: "Bluescene U.S.A., Vol. 1", Teichiku ULS-1817-R, 1975 JPN/"Bluescene U.S.A., Vol. 1", Storyville SLP 840, 1975 DEN/"Rhythm & Blues Of Chicago", Storyville SLP 176, 1975 DEN --
1965 DEN
SUPRAPHON 0 15 0608 V/A: RHYTHM AND BLUES  (LP)
Ouch!
1969/1973 CZE
RED LIGHTNIN' RL 0018 EARL HOOKER/JODY WILLIAMS: THE LEADING BRAND  (LP)
You Better Be Sure
1977 UK
P-VINE SPECIAL PLP 9022-25 V/A: CHICAGO BLUES - A QUARTER CENTURY  (4-LP)
Ouch!
1981 JPN
P-VINE PLP-9027 V/A: SCREAMIN' & CRYIN' - CHICAGO URBAN BLUES NON-STOP  (LP)
Little By Little
1982 JPN
FLYRIGHT FLY LP 590 V/A: OUT OF BAD LUCK  (LP)
Ouch!
1983 UK
CHARLY CRB 1135 V/A: CHICAGO CALLING  (LP)
Remember The Time / Early In The Morning / Cut You A-Loose
1986 UK
CHARLY CD DIG 4 V/A: CHICAGO BLUES  (4-CD)
Cut You A-Loose
1994 UK
CHARLY CD 3 V/A: MODERN BLUES ANTHOLOGY : AIN'T TIMES HARD  (4-CD)
Cut You A-Loose
1995 UK
CHARLY CDNEW 102 V/A: BLUES SHAKERS  (CD)
Cut You A-Loose
1996 UK
FLAME 003 V/A: DESPERATE ROCK'N'ROLL, VOLUME THREE  (CD)
Cut You A-Loose
-- reissue: Flame FLAME 103CD, 2007 UK --
2000 UK
FUEL 2000 RECORDS 302 061145-2 V/A: FROM CHICAGO TO SHREVEPORT  (CD)
Messed Around And Fell In Love
2001 US
FUEL 2000 RECORDS 302 061209-2  V/A: THE USA RECORDS BLUES STORY  (CD)
Going Or Coming / I Have Made A Change
2002 US
P-VINE PCD-24045 EARL HOOKER: BLUE GUITAR - THE CHIEF AND AGE SESSIONS 1959-1963  (CD)  
You Better Be Sure
2003 JPN  
FUEL 2000 RECORDS 302 061319-2 V/A: CHICAGO BLUES MASTERS  (2-CD)
Going Or Coming / I Have Made A Change
2003 US
# V/A: ANDY SMITH'S NORTHERN SOUL  (CD-R)
It's A Mess I Tell You
2004 UK
ELECTROSTATIC ANPF-001CD V/A: ALL NIGHT FUNK PARTY, VOLUME ONE  (CD)
No Better Time Than Now
2004 AUS
FUEL 2000 RECORDS 302 061454-2 V/A: AUTHENTIC BLUES  (2-CD)
Going Or Coming / I Have Made A Change
2005 US
ACE CDCHD 1050 V/A: THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN ROCK'N'ROLL - SPECIAL "BUBBLING UNDER" EDITION  (CD)
Cut You A-Loose
2006 UK
FUEL 2000 RECORDS 302 061638-2 V/A: JUKE JOINT SOUL!  (CD)
Messed Around And Fell In Love
2006 US
FUEL 2000 RECORDS 302 061667-2 V/A: AN INTRODUCTION TO CHICAGO SOUL  (CD)
Cut You A-Loose
2007 US
FUEL 2000 RECORDS 302 061691-2 V/A: RARE BLUES FROM DEEP IN THE VAULTS  (CD)
Little By Little
2007 US
NUMERO GROUP NUM 033 V/A: LIGHT : ON THE SOUTH SIDE  (2-LP + BOOK)
No Better Time Than Now
-- also available as an unnumbered cd-r promo edition --
2009 US
OSLO SOUL EXPERIENCE # (promo) V/A: OSLO SOUL EXPERIENCE - 6TH ANNIVERSARY SOUL-WEEKENDER  (CD-R)
Cut You A-Loose
2009 NOR
# V/A: SÉBASTIEN "SF SORROW" FAVRE 1963-2010  (LP)
The Big Fight
2010 FRA
NASCENTE NSBOX 070 V/A: BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO RHYTHM'N'BLUES  (3-CD)
Messed Around (And Fell In Love)
2010 US
FUEL 2000 RECORDS 302 061898-2 V/A: THE AGE/CHIEF BLUES STORY  (2-CD)
Cut You A-Loose / You'd Better Be Sure / Nothing But Poison / Help Me Mama / Catch Up With Your Crowd / Can I Come Back Home / I Wanna Be Free / Ouch!
2011 US
BEAR FAMILY BCD 16932CP V/A: PLUG IT IN! TURN IT UP! ELECTRIC BLUES - THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION, PT. 3  (3-CD)
Cut You A-Loose
2012 GER
FUEL 2000 RECORDS 302 061952-2 V/A: THE USA RECORDS SOUL STORY  (2-CD)
Messed Around And Fell In Love / Hurt Look On My Face / Don't You Ever Forget It / I Ain't Never
2013 US


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006) | Billboard Top R&B Singles (Joel Whitburn, 1988) | Billboard Top 100 Singles (Joel Whitburn, 1994) | Jefferson #127 (article & interview by Sebastian Danchin) | The R&B Indies 1 (Bob McGrath, 2005) | The R&B Indies 2 (Bob McGrath, 2006) | The R&B Indies 3 (Bob McGrath, 2006) | The R&B Indies 4 (Bob McGrath, 2007) | Juke Blues #15 (1989) (4 Brothers/Bright Star/Hit Sound label listings by Robert Pruter)

Online sources: www.allmusic.com | www.jeffersonbluesmag.com/content/view/31/32/lang,sv | www.45cat.com/artist/ricky-allen | www.discogs.com/artist/1269581-Ricky-Allen  

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