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 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 


Note: The 1963 single Age 29119 ("All About My Baby" / "Nothing At All") as by Eddie Allen has sometimes been credited to Ricky Allen, but it may actually be by another artist. Both sides are written by someone named Johnson.



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: S√ČBASTIEN "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

Acknowledgments: Lex Jansen

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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