WILLIE WEST





SINGLES

RUSTONE 1401 LITTLE WILLIE WESTYou Stole My Heart / Sweet Little Girl6/1960 US
RUSTONE 1403 WILLIE WESTDid You Have Fun / A Man Like Me9/1960 US
CHECKER 964 (unissued?) WILLIE WESTDid You Have Fun / A Man Like Me10/1960 US
RUSTONE 1406 WILLIE WEST WITH THE JADES (a) / WILLIE WEST WITH RAYMOND & THE KINGS (b)It's No Use To Try / Willie Knows How3/1961 US
FRISCO 107 WILLIE WESTI'm Back Again / Lost Love1963 US
FRISCO 108 WILLIE WESTYou Told Me / I Need Your Love (Baby)1963 US
FRISCO 111 LIL WILLIE WESTDon't Be Ashamed To Cry / Am I The Fool1964 US
DEESU 306 WILLIE WESTGreatest Love / Hello Mama1/1967 US
DEESU 314 WILLIE WESTDid You Have Fun / Keep You Mine6/1967 US
DEESU 317 WILLIE WESTBaby Baby I Love You / Face The Music1967 US 
SEVEN B 7037 (unissued?) WILLIE WESTDid You Have Fun / Keep You In Mind [sic]1969 US
JOSIE 45-1019 (white label promo) WILLIE WESTFairchild / I Sleep With The Blues3/1970 US
JOSIE 45-1019 WILLIE WESTFairchild / I Sleep With The Blues3/1970 US
WARNER BROS. WBS 8087 (promo) WILLIE WESTIt's Been So Long / Said To Myself3/1975 US
WARNER BROS. WBS 8087 WILLIE WESTIt's Been So Long (stereo) / It's Been So Long (mono)3/1975 US
RHINO/JOSIE R7 74167R WILLIE WESTFairchild / I Sleep With The Blues  (7" reissue from the boxset "What It Is! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves")10/2006 US
TIMMION TR-019 (p/s) WILLIE WEST AND THE HIGH SOCIETY BROTHERS The Devil Gives Me Everything Except What I Need / The Devil Gives Me Everything Except What I Need (instr.)2009 FIN 
SOUL SIDES SOULSIDE 002 WILLIE WEST AND THE HIGH SOCIETY BROTHERS The Devil Gives Me Everything Except What I Need / The Devil Gives Me Everything Except What I Need (instr.)2009 FIN 
TIMMION TR-023 (p/s) WILLIE WEST AND THE HIGH SOCIETY BROTHERS Lesson Of Love / Lesson Of Love (instr.)2010 FIN 
TIMMION TR-028 WILLIE WEST AND THE HIGH SOCIETY BROTHERS Cold In The Storm / She's So Wise2012 FIN 
OUTTA SIGHT RSV-028 WILLIE WEST WITH RAYMOND & THE KINGS Willie Knows How / (reverse by Tony Clarke with The With Lincoln Trio: Love Must Be Taboo) (reissue)2013 UK
TIMMION TR-035 (p/s) WILLIE WEST WITH THE HI SOCIETY BROS. (a) / THE HI SOCIETY BROS. (b) Down On Lovers Road / / Who's Fooling Who (She's So Wise) (instr.)2014 FIN
TIMMION TR-036 (p/s) WILLIE WEST WITH THE HI SOCIETY BROS. (a) / THE HI SOCIETY BROS. (b) Who's Fooling Who (She's So Wise) / Down On Lovers Road (instr.)2014 FIN




ALBUMS

UPTOWN RULERS/D.T. RECORD CO./NIKKIE WL 1004 FROM WEST... WITH LOVE  (CD)
Got To Cut You Loose / I Ain't Superstitious / This Time Around / Tell Me That You Love Me / Minute By Minute / Gotta Get You Off My Mind / Did You Have Fun / I Want You To Know
1999 US
HEP'ME 9795 WHEN LOVE AIN'T THERE...  (CD)
When Love Ain't There / Give It Up / Come Back Home / Get Yo' Hand Outta My Pocket / Night Shift / You Hold The Key / Don't Be Ashamed To Cry / Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye / Loan Me Your Handkerchief / Cherokee Summer / Got To Cut You Loose / Minute By Minute
(feat. Willie West:vcl, Carl Marshall:gtr/bs/keys/dms, Jason Hemmens:sax/hca + Jada Marshall/Tonya Boyd:bckgr.vcls)
-- reissue: CDS/Giftt 07007 97959, 2001 US --
2000 US
POWER TYME WW 74592 WHEN YOU TIE THE KNOT  (CD)
Hot Lover / I'm Hooked On Your Love / Real Thing / I Can't Go On Mrs. Jones / When You Tie The Knot / Happy Anniversary / When Love Ain't There / You Hold The Key / This Time Around / Hot Lover Remix
(feat. Willie West:vcl, Paul R. Boudreaux:keys/bs/dms/gtr/keyboard-strings + Carl Marshall:gtr [1, 5-10], Stephen Allen:sax)
2002 US
SHOOSH 6004 (bootleg CD-R) WILLIE WEST  (CD-R)
Greatest Love / Fairchild / I Need Your Love / Did You Have Fun / It's Been So Long / Am I The Fool / It's No Use To Try / A Man Like Me / Said To Myself / Keep You Mine / I Sleep With The Blues / Hello Mama / Face The Music / Baby, Baby I Love You / Don't Be Ashamed To Cry / Willie Knows How / I'm Back Again / Lost Love / You Told Me / Did You Have Fun / Sweet Little Girl / You Stole My Heart
200? US
ONE MEDIA PUBLISHING # (digital download/stream only) FACE THE MUSIC  (www)
Baby Baby I Love You / Did You Have Fun / Face The Music / Fair Child / Going To See The Man / Hello Mama / Keep You Mine / Live Wire / The Greatest Love
2011 US
AVIARA MUSIC AVI 15 CAN'T HELP MYSELF  (CD)
Ain't Going For That / Come On Back To New Orleans / Can't Help Myself / Waiting On Your Love / Not As Sweet As You / I'll Live / If You Love Me / NOLA My Home / Long Gone / Where Did I Go Wrong / NOLA My Home (acoustic)
(feat. Willie West:vcl, Jimi "Primetime" Smith:gtr, Paul Metsa:12-string gtr, Carl Marshall:keys/gtr [9], Sonny Earl:hca, Brian "Zoot" Simonds:sax, Jeff Carver:tp, Rand Evanson:tb, Nick Salisbury:bs, Donald "Hypepockets" Robertson:dms + John Wright:rh.gtr [4, 10]/bs [10]/ac.gtr [8], Cate Fiero:bckgr.vcls [1, 4, 5, 7], Jamonte Black:bckgr.vcls [2, 3, 6, 8 to 10], Shalo Lee:bckgr.vcls [1, 4, 5, 7])
2012 US
TIMMION TRLP/TRCD-008 LOST SOUL  (LP/CD)
The Devil Gives Me Everything / She's So Wise / Slow And Easy / Cold In The Storm / Lesson Of Love / I'm Aware Of What You Want / Down On Lovers Road / Gettin' Down / The Devil Gives Me Everything Part 2 (instr.)
2014 FIN
LOUD FOLK # LAFOURCHE CROSSING  (CD)
I Got The Blues / Somebody Have Mercy / Said To Myself / You Send Me / Summertime / Got To Cut You Loose / Got To Get You Off My Mind / People Get Ready (feat. YaDonna West) / Dust My Broom / Talk To Me, Talk To Me / That's Where It's At / Blues In The Night
2015 US




COMPILATIONS

VICTOR VIP-4082 WARREN LEE & WILLIE WEST: WARREN LEE VS WILLIE WEST  (LP)
Baby, Baby I Love You / Did You Have Fun / Keep You Mine / Fairchild / I Sleep With The Blues / The Greatest Love
1980 JPN
VICTOR VIP-4085 V/A: NEW ORLEANS SOUL VARIETY, VOL.1  (LP)
Hello Mama
1980 JPN
CHARLY CRB 1124 V/A: HOW TO PICK A WINNER - SEHORN'S SOUL FARM, VOL.2  (LP)
Fairchild / Did You Have Fun
1986 UK
P-VINE PLP-508 DIAMOND JOE & WILLIE WEST: MOANIN' & SCREAMIN' - DEEP SOUL CLASSICS, VOL.21  (LP)
Hello Mama / The Greatest Love / Did You Have Fun / Keep You Mine / Baby, Baby I Love You / Fairchild / I Sleep With The Blues
1989 JPN
NIGHT TRAIN INT. 1007 V/A: NIGHT TRAIN TO NEW ORLEANS  (CD)
Don't You Want A Man Like Me
1996 US
ACE CDCHD 679 V/A: THE FRISCO RECORDS STORY - NEW ORLEANS R&B TO EARLY SOUL  (CD)
You Told Me / I'm Back Again / Lost Love / I Need Your Love (Baby) / Don't Be Ashamed To Cry / Am I The Fool
1998 UK
RPM RPMSH 211 V/A: THE ALLEN TOUSSAINT TOUCH  (CD)
Fairchild
2000 UK
METRO METRCD060 V/A: VOODOO SOUL  (CD)
Fairchild
2001 UK
GRAPEVINE GVCD 3002 V/A: CRESCENT CITY FUNK AND MORE... SUPER FUNK FROM NEW ORLEANS AND BEYOND  (CD)
Fairchild / Said To Myself
2002 UK
NIGHT TRAIN INT. NTI CD 7115 V/A: THE BEST OF RUSTONE (LEGENDARY LABELS OF LOUISIANA)  (CD)
Did You Have Fun / A Man Like Me / It's No Use To Try / Willie Knows How
2003 US
RHINO R2 77635 [4-CD]/R7 74167 [25 x 7"] V/A: WHAT IT IS! - FUNKY SOUL AND RARE GROOVES (1967-1977)  (4-CD/25 x 7" BOX)
Fairchild (remastered single version)
2006 US
DEEP GROOVE DG-11101 [LP]/DG 11101CD [CD] V/A: BARNYARD SOUL! (PART ONE)  (CD)
Fairchild
2006 US
FUEL 2000 RECORDS 3020616482 V/A: AN INTRODUCTION TO NEW ORLEANS R&B  (CD)
Greatest Love / Keep You Mine
2007 US
GRAPEVINE GVCD 3032 V/A: CRESCENT CITY SOUL PATROL - 22 DANCEFLOOR SOUNDS FROM NEW ORLEANS  (CD)
It's Been So Long
2007 UK
UNION SQUARE MUSIC LIMITED/THE INTRO COLLECTION INTROTCD36 V/A: NEW ORLEANS - THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION  (3-CD)
Fairchild
2009 UK
HARMLESS HURTCD 097 V/A: PULP FUSION (THE RETURN OF THE ORIGINAL GHETTO JAZZ & FUNK CLASSICS)  (2-CD)
Fairchild
2010 UK
CHARLY R&B SNAD661CD V/A: SEHORN'S SOUL FARM - 50 NEW ORLEANS SOUL CLASSICS  (2-CD)
Baby, Baby, I Love You / Fair Child / Did You Have Fun / Keep You Mine
2010 UK
SUB ROSA SR 307 V/A: DR. BOOGIE PRESENTS WASA WASA - FABULOUS RHYTHM'N'BLUES SHAKERS ON THE DANCEFLOOR 1952-1968  (CD)
You Told Me
2010 BEL
UNION SQUARE MUSIC SIMPLYCD246 V/A: SIMPLY FUNK  (2-CD)
Fairchild
2010 UK
FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVTD131 V/A: HEAVY SUGAR SECOND SPOONFUL - THE PURE ESSENCE OF NEW ORLEANS R&B  (3-CD)
A Man Like Me
2011 UK
KING NOVELTY # (bootleg) V/A: MR. HOT SHOT - THE R&B REVIEW, VOL.4  (10" LP)
A Man Like Me
20?? US
METRO TINS METRTN046 V/A: ESSENTIAL BLAXPLOITATION  (3-CD)
Fairchild
2012 UK
SOUL JAZZ SJR LP268/SJR CD268 V/A: NEW ORLEANS FUNK, VOLUME 3 - THE ORIGINAL SOUND OF FUNK  (2-LP/CD)
Fairchild
2013 UK
OUTTA SIGHT RSCD002 V/A: THE R&B SINGLES COLLECTION, VOLUME 2  (CD)
Willie Knows How
2013 UK
PSYCHO SOUL # (bootleg) V/A: PSYCHO SOUL  (3-CD)
Willie West & The High Society Brothers: The Devil Gives Me Everything
2013 US


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: The R&B Indies 4 (Bob McGrath, 2007) | Ace CDCHD 679 (cd liner notes by Tad Jones, 1998) | Nite Train Int. NTI CD 7115 (cd liner notes by Michael Hurtt, 2003) | Blues News 6/2014 (interview by Kari Kempas) 

Online sources: www.myspace.com/williewest08 | homeofthegroove.blogspot.com/2008/07/willie-west-genuine-soul-survivor.html | www.allmusic.com | www.discogs.com/artist/211790-Willie-West | www.sirshambling.com/artists/W/willie_west.html | uptownrulersdt.com | www.louisianamusicfactory.com | www.popsike.com | www.ebay.com | www.cduniverse.com | www.fryer-mantis.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=753&f=7 | www.bsnpubs.com | monola.net/labd0061.htm | monola.net/laba0008.htm | www.discogs.com/artist/211790-Willie-West | www.45cat.com/artist/willie-west | rateyourmusic.com/artist/willie_west

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