VARETTA DILLARD





SINGLES

SAVOY 822 (78rpm) VARETTA DILLARD Please Come Back To Me / Love And Wine 1951 US
SAVOY 839 (78rpm) VARETTA DILLARD Hurry Up / Please Tell Me Why 1952 US
SAVOY 847 (78rpm) VARETTA DILLARD Easy, Easy Baby / Letter In Blue
(a-side Billboard/r&b #8/Juke Box #8)
1952 US
SAVOY 851 (78rpm) VARETTA DILLARD, ORCHESTRA UNDER DIRECTION LEROY KIRKLAND Here In My Heart / I'm Yours 1952 US
SAVOY 859 (78rpm) VARETTA DILLARD Them There Eyes / You Are Gone 1952 US
QUALITY K 1084 (78rpm) VARETTA DILLARD Them There Eyes / You Are Gone 1952 CAN
SAVOY 865 (78rpm) H-BOMB FERGUSON WITH VARETTA DILLARD (a) / H-BOMB FERGUSON (b) Tortured Love / Give It Up 1952 US
SAVOY 871 (78/45rpm) VARETTA DILLARD Double Crossing Daddy / I Cried And Cried 1952 US
SAVOY 884 (78/45rpm) VARETTA DILLARD WITH T.J. FOWLER ORCHESTRA Getting Ready For My Daddy / Three Lies 1953 US
SAVOY 885 (78/45rpm) VARETTA DILLARD WITH T.J. FOWLER ORCHESTRA Camel Walk / Gold Rush 1953 US
SAVOY 897 (78/45rpm) VARETTA DILLARD WITH ORCHESTRA Mercy, Mr. Percy / No Kinda Good Now How
(a-side Billboard/r&b #6/Juke Box #8)
1953 US
SAVOY 1107 (78/45rpm) VARETTA DILLARD WITH ORCHESTRA I Love You Just The Same / I Love You 1953 US
SAVOY 1118 (78/45rpm) VARETTA DILLARD WITH ORCHESTRA I Ain't Gonna Tell / (That's The Way) My Mind Is Working 1953 US
SAVOY 1137 (78/45rpm) VARETTA DILLARD WITH ORCHESTRA (Leroy Kirkland, arr., dir.) Send Me Some Money / Love 9/1954 US
QUALITY K 1294 (78/45rpm) VARETTA DILLARD WITH ORCHESTRA Send Me Some Money / Mercy, Mr. Percy 1954 CAN
SAVOY 1153 (78/45rpm) VARETTA DILLARD WITH ORCHESTRA (Leroy Kirkland, arr., dir.) Johnny Has Gone / So Many Ways
(a-side Billboard/r&b #6/Juke Box #8/Jockey #8)
2/1955 US
QUALITY K 1352 (78/45rpm) VARETTA DILLARD WITH ORCHESTRA (Leroy Kirkland, arr., dir.) Johnny Has Gone / So Many Ways 1955 CAN
SAVOY 1160 VARETTA DILLARD WITH THE ROAMERS (a) / VARETTA DILLARD (b) You're The Answer To My Prayer / Promise Mr. Thomas 5/1955 US
QUALITY K 1384 VARETTA DILLARD WITH THE ROAMERS (a) / VARETTA DILLARD (b) You're The Answer To My Prayer / Promise Mr. Thomas 1955 CAN
SAVOY 1166 VARETTA DILLARD WITH THE ROAMERS (a) / VARETTA DILLARD (b) I'll Never Forget You / I Can't Stop Now 9/1955 US
QUALITY K 1416 VARETTA DILLARD WITH THE ROAMERS (a) / VARETTA DILLARD (b) I'll Never Forget You / I Can't Stop Now 1955 CAN
GROOVE 4G-0139 VARETTA DILLARD Mama Don't Want (What Poppa Don't Want) / Darling, Listen To The Words Of This Song 1956 US
GROOVE 4G-0152 VARETTA DILLARD & FOUR STUDENTS Gonna Tell My Daddy / Cherry Blossom 1956 US
GROOVE 4G-0159 VARETTA DILLARD Got You On My Mind / Skinny Jimmy 1956 US
GROOVE 4G-0167 VARETTA DILLARD I Miss You, Jimmy / If You Want To Be My Baby 1956 US
GROOVE 4G-0177 VARETTA DILLARD One More Time / I Can't Help Myself 1956 US
RCA VICTOR 47-6869 VARETTA DILLARD Pray For Me Mother / Leave A Happy Fool Alone 1957 US
RCA VICTOR 47-6936 VARETTA DILLARD Time Was / I Got A Lot Of Love 6/1957 US
RCA VICTOR 47-7057 VARETTA DILLARD Undecided / That's Why I Cry 10/1957 US
RCA VICTOR 47-7144 VARETTA DILLARD Star Of Fortune / The Rules Of Love 1/1958 US
RCA VICTOR 47-7144 VARETTA DILLARD Star Of Fortune / The Rules Of Love
(a-side Canadian chart #39)
1958 CAN
RCA VICTOR 47-7285 VARETTA DILLARD Just Multiply / What'll I Do 1958 US
TRIUMPH 608 VARETTA DILLARD Good Gravy Baby / Scorched 6/1959 US
CUB 9073 VARETTA DILLARD Teaser / I Know I'm Good For You 1960 US
CUB 9083 VARETTA DILLARD Little Bitty Tear / Mercy, Mister Percy 1961 US
CUB 9091 VARETTA DILLARD I Don't Know What It Is But I Like It / You Better Come Home 1961 US
M-G-M SG 149 VARETTA DILLARD Es Mejor Que Regreses (-You Better Come Home-) / No Se Que Es, Pero Me Gusta (-I Don't Know What It Is But I Like It-) 1961? CHILE
BRENT 7040 VARETTA & THE THOMASES Breaking Hearts / Fly By Night 1963 US
POWER NO-19 VARETTA DILLARD Mercy Mr. Percy / (reverse by Gino & Vocal Group: Guided Missles)  (reissue, maroon wax) 19?? US
COLLECTABLES 3172 VARETTA DILLARD Johnny Has Gone / (reverse by The Jive Bombers: Bad Boy)  (reissue) 19?? US




ALBUMS

MR R&B 106 DOUBLE CROSSING DADDY  (LP)
Them There Eyes / Please Come Back To Me / Love And Wine / Double Crossing Daddy / I Love You Just The Same / Getting Ready For My Daddy / Love / (That's The Way) My Mind Is Working / Send Me Some Money / You're The Answer To My Prayer / I Can't Stop Now / Got You On My Mind / Skinny Jimmy / One More Time / I Don't Know What It Is But I Like It / Scorched
1984 SWE
SAVOY JAZZ SJL 1203 MERCY MR. PERCY, VOL.1  (LP)
Love And Wine / Easy Easy Baby / Johnny Has Gone / I Can't Stop Now / Double Crossing Daddy / Most Sincerely (prev. unissued 1/1952 Savoy recording) / Them There Eyes / Mercy Mr. Percy / Love That Man / Paper Heart Blues (prev. unissued 5/1952 Savoy recording) / I Only Had A Little (prev. unissued 7/1953 Savoy recording) / Send Me Some Money / I Love You Just The Same / Goodbye So Long And Bless You (prev. unissued 5/1952 Savoy recording)
1988 US
BEAR FAMILY BCD 15431 GOT YOU ON MY MIND - COMPLETE RECORDINGS 1958-1961, VOL.1  (CD)
The Square Dance Book / I (You Want To Be My Baby) / Got You On My Mind / Mama Don't Want (What Poppa Don't Want) / One More Time / I'm Gonna Tell My Daddy On You / Skinny Jimmy / Darling, Listen To The Words Of This Song / Leave A Happy Fool Alone / See See Rider Blues / That's Why I Cry / I Got A Lot Of Love / Undecided / Pray For Me Mother / I Miss You Jimmy (Tribute To James Dean) / Star Of Fortune / The Rules Of Love / Falling / Old Fashioned (with The Cookies) / Honey / What'll I Do? / Just Multiply / Give Me The Right / Time Was / I Can't Help Myself / That Old Feeling / Cherry Blossom / Pennies From Heaven / The Night Is Never Long Enough
1989 GER
BEAR FAMILY BCD 15432 THE LOVIN' BIRD - COMPLETE RECORDINGS 1956-1961, VOL.2  (CD)
(Twee Twee Twee) The Lovin' Bird / Teaser / Good To Me / Mercy Mr. Percy / Whole Lot Of Lip / What Can I Say / I Don't Know What It Is, But I Like It / Hey Sweet Love / You Don't Know What Your're Missing / A Little Bitty Tear / Positive Love / You Ain't Foolin' Nobody / You Better Come Home / You Know I'm Too Good For You / Wondering Where You Are / Scorched / Good Gravy Baby / You Ain't Foolin' Nobody (take 2) / One More Time (take 1) / Star Of Fortune / Rules Of Love / Old Fashioned (with The Cookies)
1989 GER
BLUE CITY BBCD-820 MERCY MR. PERCY  (CD)
Double Crossin' Daddy / Johnny Has Gone / Promise Mr. Thomas / I Love You / Easy, Easy Baby / Hurry Up / I'm Yours / Them There Eyes / Getting Ready For My Daddy / I Can't Stop Now / No Kinda Good No How / I Love You Just The Same / I'll Never Forget You / Love / My Mind Is Working / You Are Gone / Please Come Back To Me / You're The Answer To My Prayer / So Many Ways / I Ain't Gonna Tell / I Cried And Cried / Please Tell Me Why / Send Me Some Money / Three Lies / Love And Wine / A Letter In Blues / Love That Man / Here In My Heart
200?
ROCK'N'RHYTHM RECORDS RRCD 01 VARETTA DILLARD, VOL.1  (CD)
Mama Don't Want (What Papa Don't Want) / Promise Mr. Thomas / Don't Steal My Heart (prev. unissued?) / Square Dance Rock (=The Square Dance Book) / Got You On My Mind / I'm Gonna Tell My Daddy On You / Darling, Listen To The Words Of This Song / See See Rider Blues / I Miss You Jimmy / Old Fashioned (with The Cookies) / Cherry Blossom / (Twee Twee Twee) The Lovin' Bird / Good To Me / Whole Lot Of Lip / I Don't Know What It Is, But I Like It / You Don't Know What You're Missing / Positive Love / You Better Come Home / Good Gravy Baby / Johny Has Gone / Double Crossing Daddy / Them There Eyes / I Only Had A Little / Goodbye So Long And Bless You / That's The Way My Mind Is Working / Hurry Up / I Love You / I Ain't Gonna Tell
2006 UK
ROCK'N'RHYTHM RECORDS RRCD 002 VARETTA DILLARD, VOL.2  (CD)
No Kinda Good, No How / That's Why I Cry / Undecided / If (You Want To Be My Baby) / One More Time / Skinny Jimmy / Leave A Happy Fool Alone / I Got A Lot Of Love / Star Of Fortune / Just Multiply / The Night Is Never Long Enough / Teaser / Mercy Mr. Percy / What Can I Say / Hey Sweet Love / A Little Bitty Tear / You Ain't Foolin' Nobody / Scorched / Easy, Easy Baby / Love And Wine / I Can't Stop Now / Love That Man / Send Me Some Money / Getting Ready For My Daddy / So Many Ways / I Cried And Cried / I'm Yours / Three Lies / You're The Answer To My Prayer
2006 UK




COMPILATIONS

SAVOY/REGENT MG 6042 V/A: ROCK AND ROLL PARTY, #2  (LP)  
Gold Rush
1957 US 
SAVOY/ARISTA SJL 2221 V/A: THE ROOTS OF ROCK'N ROLL  (LP)  
Mercy Mr. Percy / Promise Mr. Thomas
-- reissue: Savoy CD ZDS-4415 --
1977 
WENDI LP 00008 V/A: EVERYBODY ROCKS  (LP)  
One More Time
1980 AUS 
SAVOY/ARISTA SJL 2256 V/A: LADIES SING THE BLUES, VOL.2 - ROOTS OF ROCK N' ROLL, VOL.12  (2-LP)
A Letter In Blues / Hurry Up / I Cried And Cried / Johnny Is Gone / Love That Man (prev. unissued 5/1952 Savoy recording) / No Kinda Good No How / Please Tell Me Why / So Many Ways
1981 US
SAVOY JAZZ SJL 1176 H-BOMB FERGUSON: LIFE IS HARD  (LP)
H-Bomb Ferguson with Varetta Dillard: Work For My Baby / Double Crossing Daddy (original version with H-Bomb Ferguson's additional vocals; the Savoy single version featured Varetta Dillard's vocals only) / Tortured Love
1986 US
CAT 1006 (p/s) V/A: CAT 6  (EP)  
Promise Mr. Thomas
19?? FRA 
RRDP 203 V/A: ROCK & ROLL DANCE PARTY, VOL.3  (LP)  
Scorched
19?? 
REGENCY RR 101 V/A: 20 ROCK'N'ROLL HIGH SCHOOL RARITIES  (LP)  
Just Multiply
1992 CAN 
BLEND 3 V/A: BEST OF BLEND ROCK & ROLL COLLECTION, VOL.3  (CD)  
I'm Gonna Tell My Daddy
1995 BEL 
DYNAMITE DGS-117 V/A: DYNAMITE GROUP SOUNDS, VOL.17 - 26 EXPLOSIVE GROUP HARMONY SIDES!  (CD)
Varetta Dillard & the 4 Students: Darling Listen To The Words Of This Song
1997 GER
LUCKY CDLR 903 V/A: BUMP JUMP JIVE, VOL.3  (CD)  
Scorched
1997 UK 
LUCKY CDLR 904 V/A: BUMP JUMP JIVE, VOL.4  (CD)  
Them There Eyes
1997 UK 
WESTSIDE WESA 828 V/A: HONKIN' 'N' HOLLERIN' - R&B FROM THE RADIO CORPORATION, VOL.1  (CD)  
That's Why I Cry
1998 UK 
WESTSIDE WESA 831 V/A: THE GROOVE STORY - R&B FROM THE RADIO CORPORATION, VOL.2  (CD)  
Darling Listen To The Words Of This Song
1998 UK 
MARGINAL 001A V/A: ROCKIN'-BOPPIN' LADIES, VOL.4  (CD)  
Them There Eyes
1999 BEL 
BIG BANG BBCD-103 H-BOMB FERGUSON: ROCK, H-BOMB, ROCK!!!  (CD)
H-Bomb Ferguson with Varetta Dillard: Work For My Baby (prev. unissued 7/1952 Savoy recording) / Tortured Love
200? US
IBC 204 V/A: SOUL SOUL SOUL, VOL.3  (CD)
Hey Sweet Love
200?
PLAYBACK 101 V/A: CHICKEN SHACK BOOGIE, VOL.1  (CD)  
So Many Ways
19?? US 
PLAYBACK 102 V/A: CHICKEN SHACK BOOGIE, VOL.2  (CD)  
Mercy Mr. Percy
19?? US 
INDIGO IGOTCD 2532 V/A: THE R&B HITS OF 1952  (3-CD)  
Easy, Easy Baby
2002 UK
PAST PERFECT 220256-325 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES GOES ROCK & ROLL, VOL.2  (15-CD)  
Them Their Eyes
2002 GER
ACROBAT ACMCD 4006 V/A: BLUES WOMEN 1944-1952  (CD)
A Letter In Blues / Hurry Up / I Cried And Cried / Please Tell Me Baby
2003 UK
INDIGO IGOTCD 2557 V/A: I'M A BAD, BAD GIRL - SEVEN DOZEN DUSKY DIVAS 1939-1953  (3-CD)
A Letter In Blues
2004 UK
BOULEVARD VINTAGE BVBCD 1001 V/A: THE R&B YEARS 1953  (4-CD)
Mercy Mr. Percy
2004 UK
BOULEVARD VINTAGE BVBCD 1002 V/A: THE R&B YEARS 1952  (4-CD)
Easy, Easy Baby / Them Their Eyes
2004 UK
BOULEVARD VINTAGE BVBCD 1011 V/A: THE R&B YEARS 1954  (4-CD)
Send Me Some Money
2005 UK
MEMBRAN MUSIC LTD./DOCUMENTS 223007-321 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES - ORIGINAL MASTERS  (10-CD)
Them Their Eyes
2005 GER
SAVOY JAZZ 17437 V/A: STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY : THINGS HAVE CHANGED 1951-1955  (CD)  
Easy, Easy Baby / Mercy Mister Percy / Johnny Has Gone / Johnny Has Gone / Easy, Easy Baby / Mercy Mister Percy (alt.)
2005 US
BEAR FAMILY BCD 16707 AS V/A: BLOWING THE FUSE, VOL.8 - 29 R&B CLASSICS THAT ROCKED THE JUKEBOX IN 1952  (CD)
Easy, Easy Baby
2005 GER
MEMBRAN MUSIC LTD./DOCUMENTS 223007-321 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES - ORIGINAL MASTERS   (10-CD)
Them Their Eyes
2005 GER
POPCORN 6001 V/A: LEGENDARY LEADS OF RHYTHM & BLUES, VOL.1 : CROSSOVER SOUNDS, 1960-1964  (CD)
Varetta & the Thomases: Breaking Hearts / Fly By Night
2006 FRA
CASTLE CMETD 1267 V/A: THE R&B HITS OF 1955  (3-CD)
Johnny Has Gone
2006 UK
ACE CDCHD 1116 V/A: THE LEIBER & STOLLER STORY, VOL.2 - ON THE HORIZON 1956-1962  (CD)
Varetta Dillard & The Cookies: Old Fashioned
2006 UK
REVOLA BANDSTAND CRBAND 4 H-BOMB FERGUSON: BIG CITY BLUES 1951-54  (CD)
H-Bomb Ferguson with Varetta Dillard: Tortured Love / Work For My Baby
2006 UK

Note: After she had ended her own recording career in 1961, Varetta Dillard continued as a member of a gospel vocal group called The Tri-Odds in the 1960's.



                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: Goldmine Price Guide To 45 Rpm Records (Tim Neely, 2003) | Rare Record Price Guide 2004 (Record Collector, 2002) | Blues News 4/1984 | The History Of Rhythm & Blues Vol.8: 1958 (Galen Gart, 1995) | Blues Records 1943 To 1970 Volume One (Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven, 1987) | Billboard Top R&B Singles (Joel Whitburn, 1988) | Goldmine Standard Catalog Of Rhythm & Blues Records (Tim Neely, 2002) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006)

Online sources: www.allmusic.com | www.singlesdb.com | www.recordmaster.com | rcs.law.emory.edu/rcs (Rockin' Country Style) | www.ebay.com | www.gemm.com | www.musicstack.com | www.deadog.com | www.bim-bam.com | www.jazzdisco.org/savoy | home.earthlink.net/~jaymar41/varetta.html | www.group-harmony.com/Johnny.htm | www.globaldogproductions.info

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