GUITAR GABLE





SINGLES

EXCELLO 2082 (78 rpm)/45-2082 (45 rpm) GUITAR GABLE AND THE MUSICAL KINGS (feat. King Karl:vcl on a-side) Life Problem / Congo Mombo6/1956 US
REO 8129X (45 rpm) GUITAR GABLE AND THE MUSICAL KINGS (feat. King Karl:vcl on a-side) Life Problem / Congo Mombo1956 CAN 
EXCELLO 2094 (78 rpm)/45-2094 (45 rpm) GUITAR GABLE FEAT. KING KARL (a) / GUITAR GABLE (b) (feat. King Karl:vcl on a-side)  Irene / Guitar Rhumbo11/1956 US 
MOONGLOW 5021 (78 rpm)/5021 X 45 (45 rpm) GUITAR GABLE Guitar Rhumbo / (reverse by The Gladiolas: Little Darlin')1957 BEL 
EXCELLO 45-2108 (promo, 45 rpm) GUITAR GABLE (feat. King Karl:vcl on both sides) It's Hard But It's Fair / Cool, Calm, Collected5/1957 US
EXCELLO 2108 (78 rpm)/45-2108 (45 rpm) GUITAR GABLE (feat. King Karl:vcl on both sides) It's Hard But It's Fair / Cool, Calm, Collected5/1957 US
EXCELLO 45-2122 (promo, 45 rpm) GUITAR GABLE (feat. King Karl:vcl on b-side) Gumbo Mombo / What's The Matter With My Baby 10/1957 US 
EXCELLO 2122 (78 rpm)/45-2122 (45 rpm) GUITAR GABLE (feat. King Karl:vcl on b-side) Gumbo Mombo / What's The Matter With My Baby 10/1957 US 
EXCELLO 2140 (78 rpm)/45-2140 (45 rpm) GUITAR GABLE, VOCAL KING KARL (feat. King Karl:vcl on both sides) Walking In The Park / Have Mercy On Me6/1958 US
EXCELLO 45-2153 (promo, 45 rpm)  GUITAR GABLE (feat. King Karl:vcl on both sides) This Should Go On Forever / Please Operator2/1959 US
EXCELLO 45-2153 (45 rpm)  GUITAR GABLE (feat. King Karl:vcl on both sides) This Should Go On Forever / Please Operator2/1959 US
EXCELLO 45-2094/45-2089 (unofficial reissue, 45 rpm)  GUITAR GABLE Guitar Rhumbo / (reverse by Vince Monroe: Give It Up (Or Tell Where It's At))2014 US


In addition, King Karl (Bernard Jolivette) had also the following 45 rpm solo releases (Guitar Gable's involvement is not known):
So In Need Of Someone / I Knew It Was Love (Excello 45-2157, 1959, as by King Karl)
Lead Me To Lover's Land / Hard Times At My Door (Excello 45-2210, 1962, as by "Chuck" Brown)
The Moon Without You / "Oh! No Love" (Excello 45-2214, 1962, as by "Chuck" Brown)
The Tune Of The Rain / I'm Just A Lonely Man (La Louisianne LL-8047, 1963, as by King Karl)
Just Because / Do You Like To See Me Cry (Tamm T-2002, 1965, as by King Karl)
Blues For Men / Everybodys Feelin' Good (La Louisianne LL-8080, 1967, as by King Karl)




COLLECTIONS

FLYRIGHT FLY 599 COOL, CALM, COLLECTED  (LP)
Cool, Calm, Collected / This Should Go On Forever / Goodbye Baby (prev. unissued) / Life Problem / Congo Mombo / Have Mercy On Me / String Bean (prev. unissued) / Walking In The Park / Please Operator / Mary Lou (prev. unissued) / No Matter Who (prev. unissued) / Walking With The Kings (prev. unissued) / Irene / Long Way From Home (prev. unissued)
1984 UK




COMPILATIONS

EXCELLO LP-8001 V/A: TUNES TO BE REMEMBERED  (LP)
Congo Mombo
1960 US
A-BET LP 401 V/A: RECORDS GALORE  (LP)
Congo Mombo
(Note: distributed by Nashboro Records)
1967 US
EXCELLO DBL 28025 V/A: THE EXCELLO STORY  (2-LP)
This Should Go On Forever
-- Canadian edition: Excello DBL 28025, 1972 / UK edition: Blue Horizon 2683 007, 1972 --
1972 US
FLYRIGHT FLY 532 V/A: LOUISIANA SWAMP-POP  (LP)
Walking In The Park (prev. unissued alt. take) / Goodbye Whiskey (prev. unissued)
1977 UK
FLYRIGHT FLY CD 21 V/A: LOUISIANA SWAMP POP  (CD)
Irene / This Should Go On Forever (prev. unissued alt. take)
1990 UK/FRA
FLYRIGHT FLY CD 42 V/A: LOUISIANA R'NB  (CD)
Walking In The Park
1991 UK/FRA
RHINO R2 70896 (LP/CD)/R4 70896 (CS) V/A: THE BEST OF EXCELLO RECORDS, VOL.1 - SOUND OF THE SWAMP  (LP/CD/CS)
This Should Go On Forever
1990 US
RHINO R2 70896 (LP/CD)/R4 70896 (CS) V/A: THE BEST OF EXCELLO RECORDS, VOL.1 - SOUND OF THE SWAMP  (LP/CD/CS)
Congo Mombo
1990 US
STRIP STRIP-005 V/A: JUNGLE EXOTICA  (LP)
Congo Mombo
-- lp reissue: Strip ST-005 LP, 1997 US / cd reissue: Strip CR-ST CD-005, 1997 GER --
1991 US
ACE CDCHD 400 V/A: EXCELLO HITS!  (CD)
This Should Go On Forever / Congo Mombo
1993 UK
P-VINE PCD-2818 V/A: LOUISIANA BAYOU ROCKERS  (CD)
This Should Go On Forever / Gumbo Mumbo / Irene / Walking In The Park / Guitar Rhumbo / Please Operator / Cool Calm / Have Mercy / Life Problem / Congo Mombo / It's Hard But It's Fair / What's The Matter With My Baby / So In Need Of Someone (King Karl) / I Knew It Was Love (King Karl)
1994 JPN
P-VINE PCD-2860 V/A: WILD BAYOU CLASSICS  (CD)
This Should Go On Forever
1994 JPN
EXCELLO/AVI CD 3001 V/A: THE BEST OF EXCELLO RECORDS  (CD)
This Should Go On Forever / Congo Mombo
-- reissue: Excello CD 4203, 1997 --
1994 US
ACE CDCHD 522 V/A: TEEN BEAT, VOLUME 2  (CD)
Guitar Rhumbo
1994 UK
P-VINE PCD-2328 V/A: EXCELLO STORY - THE SOUND OF SWAMP  (CD)
This Should Go On Forever
1995 JPN
STAX SCD-8595-2 V/A: SUPERBLUES, VOL.3 - ALL-TIME CLASSIC BLUES HITS  (CD)
Irene
1995 US
ACE CDCHD 682 V/A: LOUISIANA ROOTS - THE JAY MILLER R&B LEGACY  (CD)
Cool, Calm, Collected / Irene / Baby Baby Come To Papa (prev. unissued King Karl recording)
1998 UK
ACE CDCHD 686 V/A: LOCATED IN THE RECORD CENTER OF THE SOUTH  (CD)
Guitar Rhumbo / Walking In The Park (With Sally)
1998 UK
HIP-O HIPD 40108 V/A: HOUSE ROCKIN' & HIP SHAKIN', VOLUME 2 - LOUISIANA HOODOO PARTY  (CD)
Congo Mombo
1998 US
HIP-O HIPD 40131 V/A: HOUSE ROCKIN' & HIP SHAKIN', VOLUME 3 - KILLER SWAMP BLUES  (CD)
This Could Go On Forever
1998 US
HIP-O HIPD 40150 V/A: THE EXCELLO STORY, VOLUME 2 - 1955-1957  (CD)
Congo Mombo / Irene
1999 US
HIP-O HIPD 40156 V/A: THE EXCELLO STORY, VOLUME 3 - 1957-1961  (CD)
This Should Go On Forever
1999 US
JSP JSP7796 V/A: JOOK JOINT BLUES - THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT (GOOD TIME RHYTHM & BLUES 1943-1956)  (4-CD)
Congo Mombo
2007 UK
BLUES TOWN BTCD 1052 (unofficial release) V/A: BADASS ROCKERS  (CD)
Walking In The Park
200?
CHEESECAKE CHCD 277 (unofficial release) V/A: RED HOT RHYTHM  (CD)
Cool, Calm, Collected
200?
TWISTIN RUMBLE TR-62015 (unofficial release) V/A: TWISTIN RUMBLE!! VOLUME 5  (LP)
Congo Mombo
200?
RHYTHM & BLUES RANDB012 V/A: RUMBA BLUES - THE MAMBO YEARS  (CD)
Congo Mombo
2010 UK
VIPER CD066 V/A: ROCKIN' IN THE JUNGLE - 1950'S AMERICAN JUNGLE SONGS  (CD)
Congo Mombo
2010 UK
UNIVERSAL UMC2029 V/A: IT'S YOUR VOODOO WORKING - THE BEST OF EXCELLO RECORDS  (2-CD)
Cool, Calm, Collected / Congo Mombo / This Should Go On Forever
2011 EU
GREAT VOICES OF THE CENTURY GVC 2033 V/A: ON BENDED KNEE - THE BIRTH OF SWAMP POP  (CD)
This Should Go On Forever
2012 UK
JSP JSP77180 V/A: LOUISIANA SWAMP BLUES  (4-CD)
Congo Mombo / Cool, Calm, Collected / Irene / This Should Go On Forever / Guitar Rhumbo / Walking In The Park (With Sally)
2014 UK
ACE CDCHD 1422 V/A: RHYTHM'N'BLUESIN' BY THE BAYOU - MAD DOGS, SWEET DADDIES & PRETTY BABIES  (CD)
Long Way From Home / Mary Lou
2015 UK
METRO SELECT METRSL101 V/A: MOD WORLD  (2-CD)
Congo Mambo
2015 EU
ONE DAY MUSIC DAY2CD283 V/A: THE EXCELLO BLUES STORY  (2-CD)
Congo Mongo / Life Problem
2015 UK
FAREWELL BWR 03 V/A: BLUES WITH A RHYTHM, VOL.3  (10" LP)
Walking In The Park
2016 FRA
APEX OF THE UNIVERSE APEX001 (unofficial release) V/A: SWAMP POP FOR ELVER  (CS)
This Should Go On Forever / Life Problem / Congo Mombo / Walking In The Park / Irene
2016 US
NOT NOW MUSIC NOT4CD010 V/A: 100 BLUES CLASSICS  (4-CD)
Life Problem
2017 UK
RHYTHM & BLUES RANDB054 V/A: MIGHTY INSTRUMENTALS R&B-STYLE 1956-1957  (CD)
Congo Mombo
2019 UK
ACE CDCHD 1547 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUESIN' BY THE BAYOU - BOP CAT STOMP  (CD)
Goodbye Whiskey
2019 UK
KOKO MOJO KMCD 50 V/A: SHE CAN ROCK  (CD)
Walking In The Park
2020 EU


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Jarmo Hoppula

Published sources: Blues Records 1943 To 1970 Volume One (Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven, 1987) | Now Dig This 1/1995 | The History Of Rhythm & Blues Vol.6: 1956 (Galen Gart, 1991) | The History Of Rhythm & Blues Vol.7: 1957 (Galen Gart, 1993) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006)

Online sources: www.allmusic.com | www.singlesdb.com | www.bsnpubs.com | www.ebay.com | www.gemm.com | www.musicstack.com | www.globaldogproductions.info | www.discogs.com/artist/797328-Guitar-Gable | en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_Gable | www.45worlds.com/78rpm/artist/guitar-gable | www.45cat.com/artist/guitar-gable | www.discogs.com/artist/1909107-King-Karl

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