THEE MIDNITERS / 'LITTLE WILLIE G.' GARCIA





SINGLES

CHATTAHOOCHIE CH-666 THEE MIDNITERS Land Of A Thousand Dances, Part I / Land Of A Thousand Dances, Part II
(a-side Billboard/pop #67)
1965 US
CHATTAHOOCHIE CH-666  THEE MIDNITERS Land Of A Thousand Dances (Part I) / Ball O' Twine (instr.) 1965 US
QUALITY 1711X THEE MIDNITERS Land Of A Thousand Dances, Part I / Land Of A Thousand Dances, Part II 1965 CAN
SONET T-7631 (p/s) THEE MIDNITERS Land Of A Thousand Dances, Part I / Land Of A Thousand Dances, Part II 1965 SWE 
CHATTAHOOCHIE CH-674 THEE MIDNITERS Sad Girl / Heat Wave 1965 US
CHATTAHOOCHIE CH-675 THEE MIDNITERS Sad Girl / Heat Wave 1965 US
CHATTAHOOCHIE CH-684 THEE MIDNITERS Whittier Blvd. / Evil Love
(a-side Billboard/pop #101)
1965 US
QUALITY 1735X THEE MIDNITERS Whittier Blvd. / Evil Love 1965 CAN
CHATTAHOOCHIE CH-693 THEE MIDNITERS Empty Heart / I Need Someone 1965 US
CHATTAHOOCHIE CH-695 THEE MIDNITERS Brother, Where Are You? / Heat Wave 1966 US
CHATTAHOOCHIE CH-706 THEE MIDNITERS I Found A Peanut / Are You Angry? 1966 US
WHITTIER 500 THEE MIDNITERS Love Special Delivery / Don't Go Away 1966 US
WHITTIER 501 (p/s) THEE MIDNITERS It'll Never Be Over For Me / Thee Midnite Feeling 1966 US
WHITTIER 503 THEE MIDNITERS Dragon-Fly / The Big Ranch 1966 US
WHITTIER 504 THEE MIDNITERS Never Knew I Had It So Bad / Thee Walking Song 1966 US
WHITTIER 504 THEE MIDNITERS Never Knew I Had It So Bad / Everybody Needs Somebody 1966 US
WHITTIER W-507 THEE MIDNITERS Looking Out A Window / Jump, Jive, And Harmonize 1966 US
VOGUE DV 14456 (p/s) THEE MIDNITERS Johnny B. Goode / Money 1966 GER 
WHITTIER 201 THEE MIDNITERS That's All / To Be With You 196? US
WHITTIER 203 THEE MIDNITERS Are You Angry / Giving Up On Love 196? US
WHITTIER WR-204 THEE MIDNITERS It'll Never Be Over For Me / Whittier Boulevard 196? US
WHITTIER 508 THEE MIDNITERS Chile Con Soul / Tu Despedida 1967 US
WHITTIER W-509 THEE MIDNITERS Breakfast On The Grass / Dreaming Casually 1967 US
WHITTIER W-511 THEE MIDNITERS Make Ends Meet / You're Gonna Make Me Cry 1968 US
WHITTIER 512 THEE MIDNITERS The Ballad Of Cesar Chavez, Pt. 1 / La Copla De Cesar Chavez (The Ballad Of Cesar Chavez, Pt. 2 / Spanish version)  1968 US
LA RAZA 711 THEE MIDNITERS Chicano Power / Never Going To Give You Up 1968 US
WHITTIER 513 THEE MIDNITERS Chicano Power / Never Goin' To Give You Up 1968 US
WHITTIER 674 THEE MIDNITERS Heat Wave / Sad Girl  (reissue) 1968 US
WHITTIER 694 THEE MIDNITERS It's Not Unusual / That's All  (reissue) 1969 US
UNI 55170 THEE MIDNITERS She Only Wants What She Can't Get / I've Come Alive 1969 US
GORDO 702 WILLIE G. Brown Baby / Lonely Lullaby 1969 US
GORDO 706 TWO TONS OF LOVE (feat. Willie G.) Brown & Beautiful / It's A Bad Situation In A Beautiful Place 1970 US
UNI 55266 GOD'S CHILDREN (feat. Willie G.) Lonely Lullabye / Hey, Does Somebody Care 1971 US
UNI 55295 GOD'S CHILDREN (feat. Willie G.)  Put Your Head On My Shoulder / That's The Way God Planned It 1971 US
NORTON (JUKEBOX SERIES) 45-873 THEE MIDNITERS  Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / Never Knew I Had It So Bad  (reissue) 2006 US
NORTON (JUKEBOX SERIES) 45-874 THEE MIDNITERS  Jump, Jive And Harmonize / Thee Midnite Feeling  (reissue) 2006 US
NORTON (JUKEBOX SERIES) 45-875 THEE MIDNITERS  I Found A Peanut / Love Special Delivery  (reissue) 2006 US

Note: Willie "G" on a 1967 single release Ric Tic RT-125 (Detroit label; "Meet Me Halfway" / "(Loving Me Is Like) Money In The Bank") apparently is a different artist. "Meet Me Halfway" has been recently reissued on 'Ric-Tic Relics, Volume 1' (Soul World CD SW 103) and "(Loving Me Is Like) Money In The Bank" on 'Ric-Tic Relics, Volume 2' (Soul World CD SW 104). Previously unissued "Maybe Tomorrow" by the same singer is included to 'South Side Soul' (South Side Kingdom CD SS 002).



EP'S

VOGUE EPL 8314 (p/s)  THEE MIDNITERS 
Land Of A 1000 Dances, Part 1 / Land Of A 1000 Dances, Part 2 / Heat Wave / Sad Girl 
1965 FRA 




ALBUMS

CHATTAHOOCHIE C 1001 THEE MIDNITERS  (LP)
Whitter Blvd. / Stubborn Kind Of Fellow / That's All / Come Back Baby / Empty Heart / I Need Someone / Land Of 1000 Dances / To Be With You / Slow Down / Giving Up On Love / Money / Johnny B. Goode
1965 US
WHITTIER W-5000/WS-5000 THEE MIDNITERS: BRING YOU LOVE SPECIAL DELIVERY  (LP)
Love Special Delivery / Loves Makes Me Do Foolish Things / Do (You Love Me) / Soul And Inspiration / Good Lovin' / When A Man Loves A Woman / Strangers In The Night / Gloria / Love Makes The World Go Round / I Found A Peanut / Don't Go Away / Are You Angry
1966 US
WHITTIER W-5001 (mono edition only?) THEE MIDNITERS: UNLIMITED  (LP)
Everybody Needs Somebody / Cheatin' Woman / Could It Be / Thee Walking Song / Dreaming Casually / Never Knew I Had It So Bad / Yesterday / Devil With A Blue Dress - Good Molly Miss Molly / Making Ends Meet / Chile Con Soul / Welcome Home Darling / The Town I Live In
1967 US
WAGAMITA 61346 LITTLE WILLIE G.: LISTENING FOR YOUR HEARTBEAT  (CD)
Standing On The Rock / Mercy Vessel / Brother Where Are You? / A Love You Can't Deny / Gotta Serve Somebody / Listening For Your Heartbeat / Wrapped Up / At My Worst / Hiding Place / That's All / When the Party's Over / The Time Is Right
1996 US
# LITTLE WILLIE G. WITH NEW VIBE: HEART AND SOUL, VOLUME 1  (CD)
Beauty's Only Skin Deep / Girl Of My Dreams / I Believe In Love / Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You / Heart And Soul (feat. Michael Guerra) / You Are So Beautiful / Still In Love With You / Fleas Of My Flesh / I Know The Plans
200? US
HIGHTONE HCD 8115 LITTLE WILLIE G.: MAKING UP FOR THE LOST TIME  (CD)
Open The Door To Your Heart / Don't Let Me Lose This Dream / Come Back Baby / Here I Go Again / Make Up For The Lost Time / It'll Never Be Over For Me / Joy In The Palace / (I Wanna) Testify / These Hands (Small But Mighty) / Cultura / To Be With You / A World Where No One Cries
(feat. Little Willie Garcia:vcl, Kid Ramos:gtr, David Hidalgo:gtr, David Thomasson:fl/sax, Rick Landeros:sax, Robert Incelli:sax, Rhys Henson:tp/flugelhorn, Luis Eric:tp, Justice Ford:tb/Romeo's flugelbone, Rev. Charles Williams:pno/Hammond B-3, Alberto Salas:pno/timbales/tamb/perc, Rique Pantoja:pno, Conrad Lozano:bs, Jimmy Neuble:bs, Gustavo Eraso:bs, Conrad Lozano:bs, Mike Neuble:dms, Jimmy Branly:dms, David Raven:dms + Aaron Gayden & Dave Pettaway:bckgr.vcls)
2000 US




COLLECTIONS

WHITTIER WS-5002 (stereo edition only?) THEE MIDNITERS: GIANTS  (LP)
Whittier Boulevard / Going Out Of My Head / Land Of 1000 Dances / Walk On By / Sad Girl / Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / Brother Where Are You / Breakfast On The Grass / Strangers In The Night / Love Special Delivery / That's All
1968 US
RHINO RNLP 063 BEST OF THEE MIDNITERS  (LP)
Whittier Blvd. / Empty Heart / Love Special Delivery / That's All / Dreaming Casually / Land Of A Thousand Dances / The Town I Live In / Everybody Needs Somebody / Sad Girl / It'll Never Be Over For Me / Chicano Power / Are You Angry / Giving Up On Love / Jump, Jive And Harmonize
1983 US
THUMP TH-9089 THEE MIDNITERS: GREATEST  (CD)
Land Of A Thousand Dances / Whittier Blvd. / That's All / I Need Someone / Giving Up On Love / Sad Girl / Brother Where Are You? / It'll Never Be Over For Me / Love Special Delivery / Are You Angry / Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / Dreaming Casually / Making Ends Meet / The Town I Live In / Never Knew I Had It So Bad / Making Ends Meet / Welcome Home Darling / The Town I Live In / Jump, Jive And Harmonize / Chicano Power
-- reissue: Micro Werks/Infinity Entertainment Group MIW 101 001, 2009 US --
2003 US
NORTON ED/CED 315 THEE MIDNITERS: IN THEE MIDNITE HOUR!!!!  (LP/CD)
Whittier Blvd / Jump, Jive And Harmonize / Gloria / Love Special Delivery / I Found A Peanut / Welcome Home Darling / Land Of A Thousand Dances / Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / Never Knew I Had It So Bad / Empty Heart / Hey Little Girl (prev. unissued) / Looking Out A Window / Money / Thee Midnite Feeling / Down Whittier Blvd
2006 US
MICRO WERKS MW 002 THEE COMPLETE MIDNITERS - SONGS OF LOVE, RHYTHM AND PSYCHEDELIA  (4-CD)
Whittier Blvd. / Stubborn Kind Of Fellow / That's All / Come Back Baby / Empty Heart / I Need Someone / Land Of A Thousand Dances / To Be With You / Slow Down / Giving Up On Love / Money / Johnny B. Goode / Evil Love / It's Not Unusual / Heat Wave / Land Of A Thousand Dances, Pt. 1 / Land Of A Thousand Dances, Pt. 2 / Heat Wave / Ball O' Twine / Love Special Delivery / Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things / Do You Love Me / Soul And Inspiration / Good Lovin' / When A Man Loves A Woman / Strangers In The Night / Gloria / Love Makes The World Go Round / I Found A Peanut / Don't Go Away / Are You Angry / It'll Never Be Over For Me / Thee Midnite Feeling / Hey Little Girl / Are You Angry / Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / Cheatin' Woman / Could It Be / Thee Walking Song / Dreaming Casually / Never Knew I Had It So Bad / Yesterday / Devil With A Blue Dress - Good Golly Miss Molly / Making Ends Meet / Chile Con Soul / Welcome Home Darling / The Town I Live In / The Big Ranch (El Rancho Grande) / Dragon-Fly / Looking Out A Window / Jump, Jive And Harmonize / Tu Despedida / You're Gonna Make Me Cry / The Ballad Of Cesar Chavez (English version) / La Copla De Cesar Chavez (Spanish version) / Whittier Blvd. / Goin' Out Of My Head / Land Of A Thousand Dances / Walk On By / Sad Girl / Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / Brother Where Are You? / Breakfast On The Grass / Strangers In The Night / Love Special Delivery / That's All / Chicano Power / Never Give You Up / Balla Cinderella
2009 US




COMPILATIONS & GUEST APPREANCES (LITTLE WILLIE G.)

SALESIAN HIGH SCHOOL # V/A: THE SALESIAN HIGH SCHOOL ROCK'N ROLL SHOW, VOLUME 2  (LP)
Thee Midniters with Li'l Willie G.: And I Love Her / So Far Away / I Need Someone / Darling Forever / Sad Girl
(recorded live in Los Angeles, CA, 1964)
1964 US
WARNER BROS. BS 2769 MALO: ASENCIÓN  (LP)
Malo feat. Little Willie G. (lead vocals): Offerings / A La Escuela / Everlasting Night / Latin Woman / Chevere / Love Will Survive / Think About Love / Tiempo De Recordar / Close To Me / No Matter
-- UK edition: Warner Bros, K 56033, 1974 --
1974 US
RHINO RNLP 061 V/A: THE HISTORY OF LATINO ROCK, VOL.1 - 1956-1965, THE EASTSIDE SOUND  (LP)
Thee Midniters: That's All / Whittier Blvd.
1983 US
PHANTOM 1002 V/A: A JOURNEY TO TYME, VOL.2  (LP)
Thee Midniters: Never Knew I Had It So Bad
1984
ROMULAN UFO X01 V/A: DIANA'S ROOTIN' TOOTIN' WILD TEENAGE ROCK'N'ROLL PARTY!  (LP)
Thee Midniters: Dragon-Fly
1986
RHINO RNLP 70041 V/A: SOUL SHOTS : A COLLECTION OF SIXTIES SOUL CLASSICS, VOLUME 5 - SOUL BALLADS  (LP)
Thee Midniters: That's All
1987 US
RHINO RNLP 70184 V/A: FRAT ROCK! VOLUME 3 - THE GREATEST ROCK'N'ROLL PARTY TUNES OF ALL-TIME  (LP)
Thee Midniters: Whittier Blvd.
1987 US
RAMPART 3303 V/A: EAST SIDE REVUE  (2-LP)
Thee Midniters: To Be With You
1989 US
RHINO R2 70732 V/A: GRANDSON OF FRAT ROCK! - EVEN MORE OF THE GREATEST ROCK'N'ROLL PARTY TUNES OF ALL TIME  (CD)
Thee Midniters: Whittier Blvd.
1991 US
QWEST WBD-4159 ANDRAÉ CROUCH: MERCY  (CD)
Andraé Crouch with Willie G. (soloist in Spanish/bckgr.vcls): We Love It Here
1994 HOL
TEENAGE SHUTDOWN TS-6601/TX-6601 V/A: TEENAGE SHUTDOWN : JUMP, JIVE AND HARMONIZE  (LP/CD)
Thee Midniters: Jump, Jive And Harmonize
-- cd reissue: Teenage Shutdown/Revolver 56601, 1998 --
1995 GER
TEENAGE SHUTDOWN TS-6603/TX-6603 V/A: TEENAGE SHUTDOWN : THINGS BEEN BAD  (LP/CD)
Thee Midniters: I Found A Peanut
-- cd reissue: Teenage Shutdown/Revolver 56603, 1998 --
1995 GER
THUMB TH 7100 V/A: LATIN OLDIES  (CD)
Thee Midniters: Whittier Blvd.
1996 US
RHINO R2 72868 V/A: BROWN EYED SOUL - THE SOUND OF EAST L.A., VOL.1  (CD)
Thee Midniters: The Town I Live In
1997 US
RHINO R2 72869 V/A: BROWN EYED SOUL - THE SOUND OF EAST L.A., VOL.2  (CD)
Thee Midniters: Dreaming Casually
1997 US
RHINO R2 72870 V/A: BROWN EYED SOUL - THE SOUND OF EAST L.A., VOL.3  (CD)
Thee Midniters: Making Ends Meet
1997 US
THUMB TH 7200 V/A: LATIN OLDIES, VOLUME TWO  (CD)
Thee Midniters: It'll Never Be Over For Me
1997 US
RHINO R2 75517 V/A: FRAT ROCK! - 54 OF THE ALL-TIME GREATEST ROCK'N'ROLL TUNES  (3-CD)
Thee Midniters: Whittier Blvd.
1998 US
THUMB TH 7300 V/A: LATIN OLDIES, VOLUME THREE  (CD)
Thee Midniters: Sad Girl
1998 US
RHINO R2 75587 V/A: BROWN EYED SOUL - THE SOUND OF EAST L.A.  (3-CD)
Thee Midniters: The Town I Live In / Dreaming Casually / Making Ends Meet
1999 US
ITP 8902 V/A: CHICANOS EXPLODE IN CONCERT - LET US BE HEARD  (CD)
Thee Midniters: Dreaming Casually
1999
RHINO R2 75688 V/A: HOT RODS & CUSTOM CLASSICS  (4-CD)
Thee Midniters: Whittier Blvd.
1999 US
THUMP 7303 V/A: LATIN OLDIES TRILOGY  (3-CD)
Thee Midniters: Whittier Blvd. / It'll Never Be Over for Me / Sad Girl
1999 US
THUMP 77400 V/A: LATIN OLDIES, VOLUME FOUR  (CD)
Thee Midniters: Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)
2000 US
PAST & PRESENT PAPRCD 2035 V/A: A JOURNEY TO TYME, VOL.1 & 2  (2-CD)
Thee Midniters: Never Knew I Had It So Bad
2001 UK
HOLLYWOOD 162443 LOS LOBOS: THE RIDE  (CD)
Los Lobos with Little Willie G.: Is This All There Is
2004 US
CANADIAN CAN-2306 V/A: RARE INSTRUMENTALS, VOL.6  (CD)
Thee Midniters: Dragon-Fly
2005 CAN 
NONESUCH 79877 RY COODER: CHAVEZ RAVINE  (CD)
Little Willie G.: Onda Callejera / 3 Cool Cats / Soy Luz Y Sombra / Ersi Arvizu (with Jacob Garcia & Little Willie G.:vocal chorus): Muy Fifí
2005 US
HIGHTONE HCD 8195 V/A: AMERICAN MUSIC - THE HIGHTONE RECORDS STORY  (4-CD + DVD)
Little Willie G.: Open The Door To Your Heart
2006 US
RHINO R2 519759 V/A: WHERE THE ACTION IS! - LOS ANGELES NUGGETS 1965-1968  (4-CD)
Thee Midniters: Jump, Jive And Harmonize
-- European edition: Rhino Entertainment Company 8122-79858-6, 2009 --
2009 US
VANGUARD 79900 V/A: KEEP YOUR SOUL - A TRIBUTE TO DOUG SAHM  (CD)
Little Willie G.: She's About A Mover
2009 US


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: Goldmine Price Guide To 45 Rpm Records (Tim Neely, 2003) | Norton ED/CED 315 (sleeve liner notes by Domenic Priore, 2006) | 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)

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