Melba Liston

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Melba Liston

Born: Melba Doretta Liston January 13, 1926 Kansas City, MO

Died April 23, 1999 Los Angeles, CA

Jazz, Big Band, Trombone, Arranger

50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s

Played with Gerald Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie, Randy Weston, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Art Blakey, Billy Eckstine and Quincy Jones.

Discography:

As leader/principal artist[edit]

Melba Liston and Her ’Bones (leader, soloist, composer/arranger, appears on all tracks; Fresh Sound 408, 2006 reissue of original 1958 MetroJazz Recordsrecording; recorded 1956, 1958) Randy Weston/Melba Liston, Volcano Blues(arranger, all tracks; Verve/Gitanes 519 269-2; recorded February 1993)

As soloist/bandmember[edit]

  • Dexter Gordon (leader) and others, Bebop Revisited, Vol. I (soloist, bandmember, appears on tracks 1-4; Xanadu 120, 2001 reissue of original 1947 Dial/Spotlite recordings)
  • Dizzy Gillespie (leader), Birks Works: The Verve Big-Band Sessions (soloist, bandmember, solos on track 13, disc 1, appears on all tracks; Verve 527900, 1995 compilation of 1956-1957 sessions)
  • Dizzy Gillespie, Newport Live (soloist, bandmember, appears on all tracks; Polygram 46LR, 1992 reissue of 1957 live recording)
  • Art Blakey, The Jazz Messengers Plus Four (soloist, bandmember, appears on all tracks; Cadet LP4049; recorded 1957)
  • Art Blakey, Big Band (?; Riverside 1957)

 

As non-soloing bandmember[edit]

Gerald Wilson (leader), Gerald Wilson and his Orchestra: 1945-1946(bandmember, appears on ? tracks; Arbors ARCD 671, 1997 reissue of Classics 976)

As arranger[edit]

With Art Blakey

With Johnny Griffin

With Milt Jackson

With Elvin Jones

With Gloria Lynne

  • Lonely and Sentimental (Everest 90490)

With Junior Mance

With Charles Mingus

With Calvin Scott

  • I’m Not Blind, I Just Can’t See (STAX STS-2046) 1972

With Randy Weston

Albums featured[edit]

With Art Blakey

With Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis

With Dizzy Gillespie

With Ernie Henry

With Milt Jackson

With Sam Jones

With Freddie McCoy

With Shirley Scott

Jazz Discography:

http://www.jazzdiscography.com/Leaders/ListonMelba-ldr.php

Videos:

Start Swingin 1945:

Dihah Washington – All of Me – 1957:

My Reverie w Quincy Jones band 1960:

Melba Liston Shafi Late 60’s Starts  @ 8:45:

Music Tonic:

http://musictonic.com/music/Melba+Liston#v=c4rJtLR1ZoQ

You Repeat:

http://www.yourepeat.com/g/melba+liston

Shelf 3D:

http://shelf3d.com/Search/Melba%20Liston%20You%20Don’t%20Say

Anoomi:

http://www.anoomi.com/index.php?action=search&ytq=MELBA LISTON

TV.com:

http://www.tv.com/people/melba-liston/

The Story of Amazing Blues Woman 2009:

Books:

Little Melba and her Big Trombone:

http://www.leeandlow.com/books/525/hc/little_melba_and_her_big_trombone

Melba Section in Stormy Weather:

http://books.google.com/books?id=Sq4eXS-IbngC&pg=PA250&lpg=PA250&dq=melba+liston&source=bl&ots=x6UN9TtQkE&sig=Cry2qf0MPwkXZ6fVVWLbObMDY7s&hl=en&sa=X&ei=a-ixU5CiDsfuoATVooG4Aw&ved=0CEIQ6AEwBTgy#v=onepage&q=melba%20liston&f=false

Melba Section of the Jazz Years:

http://books.google.com/books?id=zPfuhEoztO8C&pg=PA159&lpg=PA159&dq=melba+liston&source=bl&ots=jgf4kABwvA&sig=mw9UKotKeoJ_ksKGHIk5_Z8CSPI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=VOmxU-DDBoL_oQTx-YCoCw&ved=0CFMQ6AEwBjg8#v=onepage&q=melba%20liston&f=false

Melba Section in Notable Black American Women:

http://books.google.com/books?id=ssMBzqrUpjwC&pg=PA413&lpg=PA413&dq=melba+liston&source=bl&ots=gWuQmiq7-r&sig=tdYdbcPdh8z2_uV9nEfQtiZu9Gc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=4OmxU9WFMtDfoATG94E4&ved=0CDcQ6AEwBDhG#v=onepage&q=melba%20liston&f=false

Melba Section in Black Women in American Bands and Orchestras:

http://books.google.com/books?id=-cJHuaH5M5oC&pg=PA180&lpg=PA180&dq=melba+liston&source=bl&ots=b2b6thDOrg&sig=WvAHzcd2WqJRTtH0_wfFb9oSkGo&hl=en&sa=X&ei=t-uxU9mDHMfqoASFzYKADw&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAzha#v=onepage&q=melba%20liston&f=false

Melba in African Rhythms: The Autobiography of Randy Weston:

http://books.google.com/books?id=XvHBJb8xtg4C&pg=PA70&lpg=PA70&dq=melba+liston&source=bl&ots=piVK9A19B7&sig=xhsieQncfK3CJxXe_HwQn4a4Bek&hl=en&sa=X&ei=t-uxU9mDHMfqoASFzYKADw&ved=0CEUQ6AEwBjha#v=onepage&q=melba%20liston&f=false

Melba Section in What is this Thing Called Jazz:

http://books.google.com/books?id=AA9C_bd6xDsC&pg=PA82&lpg=PA82&dq=melba+liston&source=bl&ots=8XvwzGU454&sig=Te–BuLcll_nEKxnrDzEZXguDI8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Ou6xU-6SLIjsoATT4IL4Aw&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAzhk#v=onepage&q=melba%20liston&f=false

Melba Liston Mentions in various books:

http://aamr.alexanderstreet.com.ezproxy.sfpl.org/search/melba%20liston

Academic Journal Articles that Mention Melba:

http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.sfpl.org/action/doBasicSearch?Query=melba+liston&acc=on&wc=on&fc=off

Bios:

Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melba_Liston

All Music:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/melba-liston-mn0000404399

Discogs:

http://www.discogs.com/artist/311952-Melba-Liston

Last. FM:

http://www.last.fm/music/Melba+Liston

Grove Music Online:

http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com.ezproxy.sfpl.org/subscriber/article/grove/music/J271400?q=melba+liston&search=quick&pos=1&_start=1#firsthit

Music:

http://www.music.us/biography/artist/24575/melba_liston.html

Ismael Reed:

http://ishmaelreedpub.com/Melba-Liston

International Women’s Brass Conference:

http://myiwbc.org/melba-liston/

Facts on File:

http://www.fofweb.com/History/HistRefMain.asp?iPin=AFEBW0496&SID=2&DatabaseName=American+Womens+History+Online&InputText=%22Melba+Liston%22&SearchStyle=&dTitle=Liston%2C+Melba&TabRecordType=Biography&BioCountPass=2&SubCountPass=1&DocCountPass=0&ImgCountPass=0&MapCountPass=0&FedCountPass=&MedCountPass=0&NewsCountPass=0&RecPosition=2&AmericanData=&WomenData=Set&AFHCData=&IndianData=&WorldData=&AncientData=&GovernmentData=

NEA:

http://arts.gov/honors/jazz/melba-liston

Music Brainz:

https://musicbrainz.org/artist/90b5459b-6f1a-4dc7-a27a-9b26acda1ea3

Music Bloodline:

http://musicbloodline.info/artist/MN0000404399/spotify

BBC Music:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/90b5459b-6f1a-4dc7-a27a-9b26acda1ea3

Susan Fleet Archives:

http://archives.susanfleet.com/documents/melba_liston.html

Hard Bop:

http://hardbop.tripod.com/liston.html

Answers:

http://www.answers.com/topic/melba-liston

Spokeo:

http://www.spokeo.com/Melba+Liston+1

All About Jazz:

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/melba-liston-and-her-bones-melba-liston-fresh-sound-records-review-by-hrayr-attarian.php#.U7GyW5RdUqQ

Around the Web:

Curt’s Jazz Cafe:

http://curtjazz.com/tag/jazz-trombone/

Women in Jazz:

http://www.fyicomminc.com/jazzwomen/melbaliston.htm

Matriarchs of Jazz:

http://www.blackwomeninjazz.com/matriarchs-of-jazz.php

Flea Market Funk:

http://fleamarketfunk.com/tag/melba-liston/

Equalizer:

http://equalizer.se/2014/01/26/vanja-skriver-om-historien-pt-2-melba-liston/

The Girls in the Band:

http://thegirlsintheband.com/2013/11/melba-liston/

Music and Musings:

http://beautifulmind1.wordpress.com/tag/melba-liston/

Roots; Rhythm and Rhyme:

http://rootsrhythmandrhyme.com/2012/08/10/females-in-jazz-melba-liston/

A Whistling Girl:

http://monicaoconnell.com/new-year-wisdom-courtesy-of-melba-liston/

Jazz Matrix:

http://jazzmatrix.com/forum/11-videos-trombone-35/melba-liston/

Mind Matter and Music:

http://fayepatton.wordpress.com/tag/melba-liston/

Jazz Music Archive:

http://www.jazzmusicarchives.com/artist/melba-liston/?ac=melba%20liston

Survey of Women in Jazz:

surveyofwomeninjazz.com/discography/melba-liston/

Cahl’s Juke Joint:

http://cahlsjukejoint.com/2009/06/jazz-blog-special-melba-liston-and-her-bones.html

Center for Black Music Research:

csosoundsandstories.org/the-center-for-black-music-research-a-gem-in-the-city-of-chicago/

The Last Poet:

http://www.jazzhouse.org/gone/lastpost2.php3?edit=925680527

Gotta Have Soul:

gottahavesoul.tumblr.com/post/57194608718/melba-liston-oh-my-one-of-the-few-women-to

Gems of Jazz:

http://gemsofjazz.blogspot.com/2011/05/melba-liston-and-her-bones.html

Jazzitude:

jazzitude.forumactif.com/t4329-melba-liston-tromboniste-et-arrangeuse

Who is the Monk:

http://whoisthemonk.wordpress.com/category/melba-liston/

Gore Langton:

http://gorelangton.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/melba-liston/

Ryan Comat:

http://ryancomat.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/john-coltrane-and-melba-liston-in-the-paper-1960s/

Ryan Vickery:

http://ryanvickery.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/melba-liston-you-dont-say/

The Thought Criminal:

http://zthoughtcriminal.blogspot.com/2013/05/melba-liston-and-her-bones-you-dont-say.html

Mujeres Intrumentalist:

mujeresinstrumentistas.blogspot.com/2009/01/melba-liston-trombn.html

Ladies in Brass:

ladiesinbrass.blogspot.com/2010/03/look-back-at-iwbc.html

Birth of Jazz:

http://www.violafair.com/music/birthjazz5.htm#Melba Liston

Jazz on the Side:

http://www.jazzontheside.com/shows/series-1/11-8-mary-lou-williams-a-melba-liston

Tulsa Jazz:

http://tulsajazz.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/tulsa-jazz-presentsthe-jazz-legends-featuring-melba-doretta-liston/

Let’s Cool One:

http://larryappelbaum.wordpress.com/tag/melba-liston/

Black Women in Jazz:

http://www.blackwomeninjazz.com/matriarchs-of-jazz.php

Exiled One:

http://exiledun.livejournal.com/156138.html

J Shank 51:

http://jshank51.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/john-coltrane-and-melba-liston/

Art Villa:

http://www.artvilla.com/melba-liston-women-jazz-musicians/

Cinema Beach:

http://www.cinemabeach.com/features/tag/melba-liston/

Trombone Player:

http://www.trombone-usa.com/liston_melba_bio.htm

Active Voice:

http://anniepaul.net/2013/02/24/melba-listons-jamaican-epilogue/

Columbia College:

http://www.colum.edu/CBMR/library/archives/personal/Melba_Liston_scores_and_other_material.php

Open Sky Jazz:

http://www.openskyjazz.com/home/melba-liston/

Donald Clarke Music Box:

http://www.donaldclarkemusicbox.com/encyclopedia/detail.php?s=2247

WDR:

http://www.wdr3.de/musik/jazzbeiwdr3/melbaliston100.html

WCSU:

http://wcsufm.org/programs/melba-liston-bones-arranger-next-jazz-profiles

KMHD:

http://www.opb.org/kmhd/article/albums-we-love-melba-liston-and-her-bones/

Origin Records:

http://originarts.com/recordings/recording.php?TitleID=82637

Jazz Times:

http://jazztimes.com/articles/132182-melba-liston-tribute-concert-coming-to-nyc

African Rhythms Interview:

http://www.randyweston.info/randy-weston-sidemen-pages/melba-liston.html

Jazz Lead Sheets:

http://www.jazzleadsheets.com/cart.php?m=product_list&c=486

Fresh Sounds Records:

http://www.freshsoundrecords.com/melba_liston_and_her_bones-cd-4356.html

1957 NYT Article:

http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.sfpl.org/hnpnewyorktimes/docview/114281904/FB8C0DFD91AA4BA7PQ/2?accountid=35117

1961 NYT Articles:

http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.sfpl.org/hnpnewyorktimes/docview/115308542/FB8C0DFD91AA4BA7PQ/6?

accountid=35117http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.sfpl.org/hnpnewyorktimes/docview/115259747/FB8C0DFD91AA4BA7PQ/7?accountid=35117

1977 Ebony Article:

http://books.google.com/books?id=2csDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA122&lpg=PA122&dq=melba+liston&source=bl&ots=mR_hw-t4lc&sig=UYjMYWqiQ8UIcrIenD95ul18FIE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=4OmxU9WFMtDfoATG94E4&ved=0CCcQ6AEwAThG#v=onepage&q=melba%20liston&f=false

1979 Jazz Forum:

http://web.b.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.sfpl.org/ehost/detail?vid=3&sid=648f307c-2673-4878-bcf6-2844603bfa1c%40sessionmgr111&hid=119&bdata=#db=mah&AN=MAH0000214839

1980 NYT Articles:

http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.sfpl.org/hnpnewyorktimes/docview/121141119/FB8C0DFD91AA4BA7PQ/30?accountid=35117

http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.sfpl.org/hnpnewyorktimes/docview/121141949/FB8C0DFD91AA4BA7PQ/32?accountid=35117

http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.sfpl.org/hnpnewyorktimes/docview/121269750/FB8C0DFD91AA4BA7PQ/39?accountid=35117

1981 NYT Articles:

http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.sfpl.org/hnpnewyorktimes/docview/121476354/FB8C0DFD91AA4BA7PQ/48?accountid=35117

http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.sfpl.org/hnpnewyorktimes/docview/121759192/FB8C0DFD91AA4BA7PQ/58?accountid=35117

http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.sfpl.org/hnpnewyorktimes/docview/121681229/FB8C0DFD91AA4BA7PQ/71?accountid=35117

1985 Cadence Interview:

http://web.b.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.sfpl.org/ehost/detail?vid=3&sid=648f307c-2673-4878-bcf6-2844603bfa1c%40sessionmgr111&hid=119&bdata=#db=mah&AN=MAH0000200046

Independent Articles:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/obituary-melba-liston-1089881.html

http://www.jazzinchicago.org/educates/journal/articles/melba-liston

1987 Jazz Journal International:

http://web.b.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.sfpl.org/ehost/detail?vid=3&sid=648f307c-2673-4878-bcf6-2844603bfa1c%40sessionmgr111&hid=119&bdata=#db=mah&AN=MAH0000599267

Long NEA Interview 1987:

http://www.smithsonianjazz.org/oral_histories/pdf/Liston.pdf

1999 Antioch Review Article:

http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/4613889?uid=3739560&uid=2&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21104234447477

http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.sfpl.org/stable/10.2307/4613889?Search=yes&resultItemClick=true&searchText=melba&searchText=liston&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3Dmelba%2Bliston%26amp%3Bacc%3Don%26amp%3Bwc%3Don%26amp%3Bfc%3Doff

1999 Scotsman Article:

http://www.jazzhouse.org/gone/lastpost2.php3?edit=925680527

1999 BBC Article:

http://web.b.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.sfpl.org/ehost/detail?vid=3&sid=648f307c-2673-4878-bcf6-2844603bfa1c%40sessionmgr111&hid=119&bdata=Jmxhbmc9c2w%3d#db=mah&AN=2200620

Fuller Up Obituary:

http://elvispelvis.com/melbaliston.htm

NYT Obituary:

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/04/30/arts/melba-liston-73-trombonist-and-prominent-jazz-arranger.html

2000 Crisis Article:

http://books.google.com/books?id=G0MEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA35&lpg=PA35&dq=melba+liston&source=bl&ots=-KnzPMqhii&sig=fRuV2LVrTDULGGnh8M3fEWMX7XA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=9uqxU9SaPIa9oQTNk4HYBw&ved=0CGgQ6AEwCThQ#v=onepage&q=melba%20liston&f=false

2008 NPR Story:

http://www.npr.org/2008/07/09/92349036/melba-liston-bones-of-an-arranger

2014 Bay View Article:

http://sfbayview.com/tag/melba-liston/

Pinterest:

Tumblr:

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/melba-liston

blackwomeninmusic.tumblr.com/post/13896494361/melba-liston-discography-as-principle-artist

IMBd:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0514285/

My space:

https://myspace.com/melbaliston

Songs:

Spotify:

https://play.spotify.com/artist/45KruXC5hUtqfCQsbD5xP0?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

8 Tracks:

http://8tracks.com/search/melba%20liston/results

Music Online:

http://jazz.alexanderstreet.com.ezproxy.sfpl.org/search/melba%20liston

Another Sad Night – Me Walker 1953:

Birk’s Works – Dizzy Gillespie 1957:

Melba’s Tune _ Ernie Henry 1957:

Cool Breeze with Dizzy Gillespie @ Newport 1957:

El Toro – Art Blakey 1957:

Blues Melba 1958:

Pow! 1958:

Insomnia 1958:

Zagred This 1958:

You Don’t Say 1958:

Blue Bird – Betty Carter 1958:

The Stolen Moment – Jimmy Lockjaw Davis 1960:

The Uptown – Cannonball Adderley 1961:

Off Color – Sam Jones – 1961:

Star Eyes – Milt Jackson 1962:

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Etta James

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Etta James

Born Jamesetta Hawkins January 25, 1938 Los Angeles, CA

Died January 20, 2012 Riverside, CA

Blues, Blues Vocals, Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Doo-Wop, Rock and Roll

Fillmore District, San Francisco

50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s

Miss Peaches, The Matriarch of Rhythm and Blues

Discography:

Wikipedia:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etta_James_discography

Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions[3]
US US R&B US Blues US Jazz
1960 At Last!
  • Released: 1960
  • Label: Argo LP-4003

68———1961The Second Time Around

  • Released: 1961
  • Label: Argo LP-4011

————

1962Etta James

  • Released: 1962
  • Label: Argo LP-4013

————Etta James Sings for Lovers

  • Released: 1962
  • Label: Argo LP-4018

————1963Etta James Top Ten

  • Released: 1963
  • Label: Argo LP-4025

117———1965The Queen of Soul

  • Released: 1965
  • Label: Argo LP-4040

————1966Call My Name

  • Released: 1966
  • Label: Cadet

————1968Tell Mama

  • Released: August 21, 1968
  • Label: Cadet

8221——1970Etta James Sings Funk

  • Released: 1970
  • Label: Cadet

————1971Losers Weepers

  • Released: 1971
  • Label: Cadet

————1973Etta James

  • Released: 1973
  • Label: Chess

15441——1974Come a Little Closer

  • Released: 1974
  • Label: Chess

—47——1976Etta Is Betta Than Evvah!

  • Released: 1976
  • Label: Chess

————1978Deep in the Night

  • Released: 1978
  • Label: Warner

————1980Changes

  • Released: 1980
  • Label: MCA

————1989Seven Year Itch

  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Island

————1990Stickin’ to My Guns

  • Released: 1990
  • Label: Island

————1992The Right Time

————1994Mystery Lady: Songs of Billie Holiday

———21995Time After Time

  • Released: May 9, 1995
  • Label: Private Music

———51997Love’s Been Rough on Me

  • Released: April 29, 1997
  • Label: Private Music

——6—1998Life, Love & the Blues

  • Released: June 30, 1998
  • Label: Private Music

——3—199812 Songs of Christmas

  • Released: October 13, 1998
  • Label: Private Music

——5—1999Heart of a Woman

  • Released: June 29, 1999
  • Label: Private Music

——4—2000Matriarch of the Blues

  • Released: December 12, 2000
  • Label: Private Music

——2—2001Blue Gardenia

  • Released: August 21, 2001
  • Label: Private Music

———12003Let’s Roll

  • Released: May 6, 2003
  • Label: Private Music

——1—2004Blues to the Bone

——4—2006All the Way

  • Released: May 14, 2006
  • Label: RCA Victor

————2011The Dreamer

—412—”—” denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums

Year Album details Chart positions
US
[3]
US Blues
[3]
US Jazz
[3]
1964 Etta James Rocks the House

  • Released: 1964
  • Label: Argo LP-4032
96
1980 Blues From The Big Apple

  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Blues Boulevard 250177
1982 Etta, Red-Hot & Live

  • Released: 1982
  • Label: Intermedia
1986 Jazzvisions: Jump The Blues Away

  • Released: 1986
  • Label:
1987 Blues in the Night Volume One: The Early Show

10
1987 The Late Show: Blues in the Night Volume Two

1994 Live from San Francisco

2002 Burnin’ Down the House: Live at the House of Blues

  • Released: May 7, 2002
  • Label: Private Music
1
“—” denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums

Year Album details Chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US US Blues
[3]
US Jazz
[3]
1992 My Greatest Songs

  • Released: 1992
  • Label: MCA
1997 Her Best

  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Chess
13
1999 20th Century Masters: The Millenium Collection

  • Released: April 6, 1999
  • Label: MCA
43 3
2000 The Chess Box

  • Released: June 27, 2000
  • Label: Chess
2001 Love Songs

  • Released: January 23, 2001
  • Label: MCA
2
2005 Miss Etta James: The Complete Modern and Kent Recordings

  • Released: December 6, 2005
  • Label: Ace
2006 The Definitive Collection

  • Released: January 10, 2006
  • Label: Geffen
1
2007 Gold

2011 Who’s Blue?: Rare Chess Recordings of the 60s and 70s

  • Released: February 28, 2011
  • Label: Kent
“—” denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles

Year Song Chart positions Album
US
[5]
US R&B
[5]
CAN
[6]
1955 The Wallflower (Dance with Me, Henry) 1 Miss Etta James: The Complete Modern And Kent Recordings
“Hey Henry”
“Good Rockin’ Daddy” 6
“W-O-M-A-N”
1956 “Number One”
“Shortnin’ Bread Rock”
“Tough Lover”
“Good Lookin'”
1957 “The Pick-Up”
“Come What May”
1958 “Sunshine of Love”
1959 “I Hope You’re Satisfied” (with Harvey Fuqua)
1960 “If I Can’t Have You” (with Harvey Fuqua) 52 6 Etta James
Spoonful(with Harvey Fuqua) 78 12
All I Could Do Was Cry 33 2 At Last!
“My Dearest Darling” 34 5
1961 At Last 47 2
Trust in Me 30 4
“Fool That I Am” 50 14 The Second Time Around
“Don’t Cry Baby” 39 6
Seven Day Fool 95
1962 “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” 37 4 Etta James / Etta James Top Ten
“Stop the Wedding” 34 6 Etta James Top Ten
“Fools Rush In” 87 Etta James Sings for Lovers
“Would It Make Any Difference to You” 64 Etta James Top Ten
1963 “Pushover” 25 7
“Pay Back” 78 non-album singles
“Two Sides (To Every Story)”[A] 63
1964 Baby What You Want Me to Do 82 35 The Queen of Soul
“Loving You More Every Day” 65 7
“Breaking Point”
“Bobby Is His Name”
1966 “Only Time Will Tell” non-album single
1967 “I Prefer You” 42 Call My Name
“Don’t Pick Me for Your Fool”
“Call My Name”
“Tell Mama” 23 10 Tell Mama
1968 “Security” 35 11
I Got You Babe 69 32 46 non-album singles
“You Got It” 113
1969 Almost Persuaded 79 32 71
“Miss Pitiful”
“Tighten Up Your Own Thing” Etta James Sings Funk
1970 Sound of Love
“Losers, Weepers (Part 1)” 94 26 Losers, Weepers
“Nothing from Nothing Leaves Nothing”
1971 “Take Out Some Insurance”
1972 “I Found a Love” 108 31 non-album single
1973 “All the Way Down” 101 29 Only a Fool
1974 “You Can Leave Your Hat On” 76
“Out on the Street, Again” 84 Come a Little Closer
1976 “Jump Into Love” 92 Etta Is Betta Than Evah
1978 Piece of My Heart 93 Deep In the Night
“Sugar on the Floor”
1980 “Mean Mother” Changes
1961/1996 I Just Want to Make Love to You[B] The Genuine Article: The Best of Etta James
“—” denotes releases that did not chart.

Collaborations with Sugar Pie DeSanto

Year Song Chart positions Album
US
[5]
US R&B
[5]
1965 “Do I Make Myself Clear” 96 non-album singles
1966 “In the Basement (Part 1)” 97 37
“—” denotes releases that did not chart.

B-sides

Year Song Chart positions A-Side Single
US
[5]
US R&B
[5]
1961 Dream 55 “The Second Time Around”
A Sunday Kind of Love “Don’t Cry Baby”
It’s Too Soon to Know 54 “Seven Day Fool”
1962 “Next Door to the Blues” 71 13 “Fools Rush In”
1963 “How Do You Speak To An Angel” 109 “Would It Make Any Difference To You”
“I Worry ‘Bout You” 118 “Two Sides (To Every Story)”
1967 “I’d Rather Go Blind” “Tell Mama”
“—” denotes releases that did not chart.

Other appearances

Year Song Album
1962 “The Wallflower (Dance with Me, Henry)” Alan Freed’s Top 15[7]
1985 “The Wallflower (Dance with Me, Henry)” Back to the Future (soundtrack)[8]
1989 “At Last” Rain Man (soundtrack)[9]
1992 “The Wallflower (Dance with Me, Henry)” Sister Act (soundtrack)[10]
1993 There’s Something on Your Mind(with B.B. King) Blues Summit[11]
“Mockingbird” (with Taj Mahal) Dancing the Blues[12]
1995 “At Last” Father of the Bride Part II (soundtrack)[13]
“At Last” How to Make an American Quilt (soundtrack)[14]
Take Me to the River(with Wayne Jackson and Andrew Love) The Memphis Horns with Special Guests[15]
1996 “It’s a Small World”/”When You Wish Upon a Star Medley” Disney’s Music from the Park[16]
1997 “At Last” Mad About You (soundtrack)[17]
1998 “At Last” Kissing a Fool (soundtrack)[18]
“At Last” Living Out Loud (soundtrack)[19]
“The Man I Love” Melrose Place Jazz: Upstairs at MP[20]
“At Last” Pleasantville (soundtrack)[21]
“Next Door to the Blues” Space Bunnies Must Die! (soundtrack)[22]
1999 “Etta’s Blues” (with Etta Jones) Ain’t She Sweet: Save Your Love for Me/I’ll Be Seeing You[23]
2000 “In the Basement (Part 1)” The Hurricane (soundtrack)[24]
The Nearness of You Music from the TV Series Frasier[25]
2001 “Only Time Will Tell” Angel Eyes (soundtrack)[26]
Gotta Serve Somebody The Songs of Bob Dylan, Vol. 2: May Your Song Always Be Sung[27]
2002 Ball ‘n’ Chain Janis Joplin: This Ain’t No Tribute Series—All Blues’d Up![28]
Miss You(Illicit Remix Edit) Queer as Folk: The Second Season (soundtrack)[29]
2005 “I’d Rather Go Blind” (with Dr. John) Night of Blistering Blues[30]
“Something’s Got a Hold on Me” (with B.B. King)
In the Midnight Hour(with Paul Butterfield, B.B. King, Chaka Khan,
Gladys Knight, Billy Ocean, and Stevie Ray Vaughan)
Ain’t Nobody’s Business(with Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight)
Take My Hand, Precious Lord(with Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight)
2007 Do Nothin’ Till You Hear from Me We All Love Ella: Celebrating the First Lady of Song

Soulful Kinda Music:

http://www.soulfulkindamusic.net/ejames.htm

Spirit of Rock:

http://www.spirit-of-rock.com/discographie-groupe-Etta_James-type-Albums-l-es.html

Discographia:

http://www.taringa.net/comunidades/bluestown/4925172/Megapost-Discografia-de-Etta-James—92-CDs-Discografia.html

Videos:

Something’s Got A Hold of Me, I’m Sorry For You, Only Time Will Tell, What I Say on Hollywood a Go Go 1965 and/or The Beat 1966:

Tell Mama On Happening ’68:

Respect Yourself, I’d Rather Go Blind, Piece of my Heart  – Live at Montreux  – First time in Europe? 1975:

Drown in My Own Tears 1975:

At Last, Trust in Me, Sunday Kind of Love Melody, Leave Your Hat On @ Montruex 1977: Etta part starts 20 min in

Etta’s only movie appearance? – During Finale of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – I think you can see her as they zoom out at the end 1978:

Early Interview with Etta about Dinah and Billie:

Something’s Got A Hold on Me, Goove Me W Allen Toussiant 1982:

Baby What You Want Me To Do, Amazing Grace1982:

I Can’t Turn You Loose, Take it To the Limit 1982:

Let it Roll w the Dead and Tower of Power – Oakland 1982:

Something Got A Hold Of Me 1985?:

Shake Your Booty 1985?:

Tell Mama @ the Fillmore 1986:

Hoochie Coochie Gal, Rock n Roll Music From Hail Hail Rock and Roll 1986?:

I Would Rather Go Blind w Dr. John, Aint Nobody’s Business, Precious Lord, Midnight Hour w B.B. King, Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight 1987:

Sweet Little Angel w Albert Collins 1988:

Something’s Got a Hold of Me 1989 Montruex:

Tell Mama, I Would Rather Go Blind, Damn Your Eyes 1989:

Beware Video 1990:

Beware on The Late Show 1990:

At Last, Sugar on the Floor, I Would Rather Go Blind Live 2001:

I Would Rather Go Blind, I Just Want to Make Love to You,Why I Sing the Blues, Love and Happiness 1993:

Accepts Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Award and at Last 1993:

Mocking Bird with Taj Mahal on the Late Show 1993:

Sweet Little Angel 1995:

Etta Talks about Billie Holiday 1995:

2003 CNN Interview:

At Last on Tavis Smiley 2007:

Etta James on Austin City Limits 2005 starts at 56:20:

56:20 SURPRISE! The last half of this video is of Etta James at Austin City Limits. I didn’t even know this was on here until after I posted “The Best of Boston Pops”. At 56:20 she is finishing a song, then –
58:18 Etta James sings a song she wrote “I’d Rather Be A Blind Girl”
1:05:18 “At Last”
1:09:58 “You Can Leave Your Hat On”
1:17:30 “Damn Your Eyes”
1:21:50 “Besame Mucho”
1:25:57 FUNKY BLUES -anyone know the name of this song, thanks…
1:35:06 “Sugar On The Floor”
1:45:25 INTERVIEW: Etta talks about singing for the audience but also for herself!

I Would Go Blind, Rock Me Baby, I Just Wanna Make Love to You, Born to Be Wild, Your Good Thing, Take Me To the River, You Can Leave Your Hat On 2002:

At Last 2009:

Eyeneer:

http://www.eyeneer.com/video/blues/etta-james/somethings-got-a-hold-of-me

Jango:

http://www.jango.com/music/Etta+James?l=0

Music Tonic:

musictonic.com/music/Etta+James#v=uZt1xKtPbUQ

Meta Cafe:

http://www.metacafe.com/topics/etta_james/

You Zeek:

youzeek.com/?Country=UNITED+STATES&lng=EN#xPAGE_V3-Artist_%3Flng%3DEN%26Artist%3Detta james%26page%3DGeneral

Anoomi:

http://www.anoomi.com/index.php?ytq=etta+james&action=search

Shelf 3D:

shelf3d.com/bwzDxp2TC7I#”AT LAST” + Lyrics ETTA JAMES – Original Version

Concert Vault:

http://www.concertvault.com/search.html?t=etta james&tb=0

TV Rage:

http://www.tvrage.com/person/id-82801/Etta+James

Pop Video:

vimeo.com/search?q=etta+james

Austin City Limits, At Last 2005:

acltv.com/artist/etta-james/

video.pbs.org/video/2189526459/

A to Z Music:

http://atozmusicfree.blogspot.com/2010/07/etta-james.html

Tavis Smiley Tribute 2012:

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/interviews/etta-james-tribute/

Books:

Rage To Survive:

James, E., & Ritz, D. (1995). Rage to survive: The Etta James story. New York: Villard Books.

books.google.com/books/about/Rage_to_Survive.html?id=4-5UFUZgAIQC

http://books.google.com/books?id=4-5UFUZgAIQC&pg=PA74&lpg=PA74&dq=etta+james&source=bl&ots=Uf9SHzxXrC&sig=yb5E4xeUakASJryU4qAhG5gAEcY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=QxCNU_e7MYzhoATz3oCACg&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAzi0AQ#v=onepage&q=etta%20james&f=false

Bios:

Etta James Story 2012:

Wikipedia:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etta_James

Discogs:

http://www.discogs.com/artist/89660-Etta-James

Last.fm:

http://www.last.fm/music/Etta+James

All Music:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/etta-james-mn0000806542/biography

Encyclopedia.com:

http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Etta_James.aspx

Oldies:

http://www.oldies.com/artist-view/Etta-James.html

African American Registry:

http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/voice-passion-etta-james

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

rockhall.com/inductees/etta-james/bio/

The Etta Zone:

http://theettazone.blogspot.com/2006/09/biography.html

Music Brainz:

https://musicbrainz.org/artist/e22d2f66-881e-41ca-9356-544697ee5f90

Rolling Stone:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/artists/etta-james

Artist Facts:

http://www.artistfacts.com/detail.php?id=2837

Billboard:

http://www.billboard.com/artist/301919/etta-james

Bio:

http://www.biography.com/people/etta-james-9542558#awesm=~oFXU8MwO946np8

Around the Web:

The Etta Zone:

http://theettazone.blogspot.com/

http://theettazone.blogspot.com/2007/01/career-in-50s.html

http://theettazone.blogspot.com/2007/01/chess-years-in-60s.html

Soul Walking:

http://www.soulwalking.co.uk/Etta James.html

Vulture:

http://www.vulture.com/2012/01/etta-james-johnny-otis-death-obit.html

Grantland:

grantland.com/features/jay-caspian-kang-diva-divas-etta-james/

Blues and Rhythm:

http://bluesandrhythm.blogspot.com/2007/02/etta-james.html

A Radical Profeminist:

http://radicalprofeminist.blogspot.com/2012/01/good-bye-etta-james.html

Smokestack Lightning:

http://www.smokestacklightnin.com/Bios/Etta James.htm

Black Past:

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/james-etta-1938

Roots Rhythm and Rhyme:

http://rootsrhythmandrhyme.com/2012/01/23/remembering-etta-james/

Yehoodi:

http://www.yehoodi.com/comment/168405/etta-james/

http://www.yehoodi.com/comment/174255/remembering-swing-legends-etta-2/

Living Blues:

http://www.livinblues.com/bluesrooms/ettajames.asp

Santa Barbara Blues Society:

http://www.sbblues.org/artists/JamesEtta/index.shtml

Diva Devotee:

http://www.divadevotee.com/2013/01/vocal-profile-etta-james.html

All About Blues Music:

http://www.allaboutbluesmusic.com/etta-james-jamesetta-hawkins/

The B Side:

http://redkelly.blogspot.com/2012/01/etta-james-1938-2012.html

Classic and Rare Soul Sisters:

http://supersoulsisters.blogspot.com/2009/05/etta-james-sings-funk-1970.html

The Musical Box:

http://musicalbox.bloginky.com/2012/01/20/etta-james-1938-2012/

Afrobella:

http://www.afrobella.com/2008/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-one-and-only-etta-james/

http://www.afrobella.com/2012/01/26/rip-etta-james/

http://www.afrobella.com/2010/05/06/etta-james-and-the-perfect-cats-eye/

The Bluegrass Special:

http://www.thebluegrassspecial.com/archive/2012/february2012/johnny-otis-etta-james.html

Around the Way Curls:

http://aroundthewaycurls.com/inspiration-etta-james/

This Black Sista’s Page:

http://thisblksistaspage.wordpress.com/2011/12/18/etta-james-is-not-long-for-this-world/

Chess Treasures:

http://treasurechess.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/the-story-behind-the-lp-etta-james-rocks-the-house/

Studio Femme:

http://studio-femme.com/wordpress/blog/2012/01/27/femme-friday-etta-james/

Denise Sullivan:

http://denisesullivan.com/2014/01/25/happy-birthday-etta-james/

Travalanche:

http://travsd.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/etta-james-roll-with-me-henry/

Open Culture:

http://www.openculture.com/2012/01/remembering_the_soulful_etta_james.html

You Hear That:

http://youhearthat.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/etta-james/

The Ink Brain:

http://theinkbrain.wordpress.com/2012/01/22/etta-james-so-long-etta/

Granazi:

http://granazibar.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/etta-james-life-love-the-blues/

Nevermind the Blogspot:

http://www.nevermindtheblogspot.com/?p=137

3 Chics Politico:

http://3chicspolitico.com/2014/04/18/serendipity-soul-friday-open-thread-etta-james-week/

Chimes Freedom:

http://www.chimesfreedom.com/2012/01/20/etta-james-rip-all-i-could-do-was-cry/

Tweak Your Sides:

http://tweakyourslides.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/presentation-lessons-from-etta-james/

Survive France:

http://www.survivefrance.com/profiles/blogs/the-prime-of-miss-etta-james

Pop Culture Addicts:

http://popcultureaddictlifeguide.blogspot.com/2013/02/etta-james-at-last.html

Soul Sides:

http://soul-sides.com/2012/01/etta-james-an-appreciation/

Somos Pacifistas:

http://sacudiendo-la-colina.blogspot.com/2011/11/etta-james-tell-mama-complete-muscle.html

Bad Girl Blog:

http://mybadgirlblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/prayers-for-etta-james.html

It’s A Girl Thing:

http://www.p-dub.com/thang/EttaJames.html

Ain’t Nothin But the Blues:

http://www.aintnothinbut.com/?s=etta+james&searchsubmit=

Music Liner Notes:

http://musiclinernotes.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/farewell-etta-james/

Jazz Wax:

http://www.jazzwax.com/2011/10/etta-james-heart-and-soul.html

Johanna’s Visions:

http://johannasvisions.com/today-etta-james-released-tell-mama-in-1968/

Wild Chronicles:

http://boydmatson.com/2012/01/etta-james/

Southern Beale:

http://southernbeale.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/farewell-etta-james/

Be Bop Wino:

http://bebopwinorip.blogspot.com/2012/01/johnny-otis-and-etta-james.html

Blogg:

http://www.blogg.org/blog-65325-themes-_peaches__etta_james___the_-416459.html

Truthout:

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/6205:remembering-etta-james

Acapulco Nights:

http://acapulconightsradio.blogspot.com/2014/01/acapulco-nights-12514-tribute-to-etta.html

Robert Christgau:

http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?name=Etta+James

Pitchfork:

pitchfork.com/artists/23485-etta-james/

NPR Music:

http://www.npr.org/artists/15401883/etta-james

1971 Cream Article:

http://www.rocksbackpages.com/Library/Article/etta-james-ipeachesi

1973 Billboard Article:

web.b.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=5&sid=1632faa7-d3f5-49f1-a63e-b6bb8fd47c56%40sessionmgr113&hid=108&bdata=#db=mah&AN=MAH0001652339

1978 NME Article:

http://www.rocksbackpages.com/Library/Article/etta-james-dingwalls-london

1978 Black Music Article:

http://www.rocksbackpages.com/Library/Article/etta-james-james-the-first

1978 NME Article:

http://www.rocksbackpages.com/Library/SearchResults?SearchText=”etta james”&SearchTextMatch=ExactPhrase&MonthFrom=1&MonthTo=6&YearFrom=1960&YearTo=2014&SubjectId=0&WriterId=0&PublicationId=0&PieceTypeId=0&ArtistId=0&ArticleType=AnyType&OrderBy=Relevance&NewSearch=False&pageNumber=2

1978 Melody Maker Article:

http://www.rocksbackpages.com/Library/Article/etta-james-payin-the-cost

web.b.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=5&sid=1632faa7-d3f5-49f1-a63e-b6bb8fd47c56%40sessionmgr113&hid=108&bdata=

1978 Blues and Soul Article:

http://www.rocksbackpages.com/Library/Article/etta-james-betta-than-evva-

1978 Rolling Stone Articles:

http://www.rocksbackpages.com/Library/Article/etta-james-3

http://www.rocksbackpages.com/Library/Article/etta-james-deep-in-the-night

1984 NME Article:

http://www.rocksbackpages.com/Library/Article/etta-james-empress-in-exile

1987 SF Chronicle Article:

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1988 SF Chronicle  Articles:

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1988 Billboard Article:

http://www.rocksbackpages.com/Library/Article/etta-james-2

1988 Interview:

http://www.instantriverside.com/2012/01/etta-james-riverside-ca-death/

1989 Interview:

http://www.rocksbackpages.com/Library/Article/etta-james-1989

1989 London Times Article:

http://www.rocksbackpages.com/Library/Article/etta-james-mama-tells-us-all-about-it

http://go.galegroup.com/ps/retrieve.do?sgHitCountType=None&sort=DA-ASC-SORT&inPS=true&prodId=STND&userGroupName=sfpl_main&tabID=T004&searchId=R1&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&contentSegment=&searchType=BasicSearchForm&currentPosition=7&contentSet=GALE|A117142173&&docId=GALE|A117142173&docType=GALE&role=

1994 NPR Interview:

http://www.npr.org/2012/01/27/138985700/etta-james-the-1994-fresh-air-interview

1997 Sleevenotes:

http://www.rocksbackpages.com/Library/Article/etta-james

Baltimore Sun Interview:

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-01-20/entertainment/bs-ae-etta-james-baltimore_1_sam-cooke-etta-james-baltimore

2002 Las Vegas Review Interview:

http://www.reviewjournal.com/columns-blogs/doug-elfman/rip-etta-james-look-back-our-2002-interview-thriving-after-heroin-booze

2003 Sarasota Times Article:

http://go.galegroup.com/ps/retrieve.do?sgHitCountType=None&sort=DA-ASC-SORT&inPS=true&prodId=STND&userGroupName=sfpl_main&tabID=T004&searchId=R1&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&contentSegment=&searchType=BasicSearchForm&currentPosition=17&contentSet=GALE|A110974803&&docId=GALE|A110974803&docType=GALE&role=

2004 Blues Review Article:

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2012 Interview:

http://www.bluebirdreviews.com/carouselambra/interviews/289-a-interview-with-kevin-bowe-on-blues-music-and-etta-james.html

2012 New Yorker Article:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2012/01/etta-james-her-lonely-sound.html

2012 Grio Article:

http://thegrio.com/2012/01/21/etta-james-passion-great-range-remembered/

2012 Ebony Article:

http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/etta-james-she-lived-the-blues-1938-2012#axzz33nFEu3Pu

2013 Huffington Post Articles:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/22/etta-james-singers-passio_n_1222010.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/24/etta-james-at-last-pictures-photos_n_2525473.html

2013 Nashville Scene Article:

http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashvillecream/archives/2013/09/27/fifty-years-ago-today-etta-james-rocks-the-house-recorded-at-nashvilles-new-era-club

NYT Obitiuary:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/21/arts/music/etta-james-singer-dies-at-73.html?_r=0

Washington Post Obituary:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/etta-james-grammy-winning-blues-singer-with-pop-appeal-dies/2010/09/21/gIQApnhkDQ_story.html

Guardian Obituary:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/jan/20/etta-james

Independent Obituary:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/etta-james-acclaimed-soul-singer-who-fought-to-overcome-her-personal-demons-6292566.html

LA Times Obituary:

http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-etta-james-20120121-story.html#page=1

Colorlines Obituary:

colorlines.com/archives/2012/01/etta_james_political_obituary.html

IMDb:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0416483/

NNDB:

http://www.nndb.com/people/008/000023936/

Brainy Quote:

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/e/etta_james.html

Who Sampled:

http://www.whosampled.com/Etta-James/

Indulgy:

http://indulgy.com/post/RWFZ9JIKI2/etta-james

Grooveshark:

grooveshark.com/#!/etta_james

Tumblr:

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/etta-james

My Space:

https://myspace.com/ettajames

Pinterest:

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/EttaJames

Find a Grave:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=83736186

Songs:

8Tracks:

8tracks.com/explore/songs/Etta_James

Internet Archive:

https://archive.org/search.php?query=etta james

Mixcloud:

Be Mine 1955:

Roll With Me Henry on Alan Freed 1956:

Market Place 1956:

W.O.M.E.N. 1955:

Number One 1955:

Tough Lover 1956:

The Pick Up 1957:

Spoonful 1960:

Tough Mary 1960:

Sunday Kind of Love 1960:

If I Cant Have You 1960:

Girl of My Dreams 1960:

Seven Day Fool 1961:

Plum Nuts 1961:

Don’t Get Around Much Any More 1961:

Pushover 1963:

Etta James Rocks the House Full Album 1964:

In The Basement 1 & 2 w Sugar Pie De Santo 1966:

842-3089 (Call My Name) 1966:

Don’t Pick Me For Your Fool 1966:

Tell Mama The Complete Muscle Shoal Sessions 1968:

Tighten Up Your Own Thing 1969:

Miss Pitiful 1969:

http://www.discogs.com/artist/89660-Etta-James?page=4

Quick Reaction and Satisfaction 1969:

Losers Weepers 1970:

Power Play 1974:

Jump Into Love1974:

Out on the Streets Again 1974:

Only Woman Bleed 1978:

Mean Mother 1980:

Night People 1980:

Donkey 1980:

Don’t Explain 1994:

Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) 1998:

Purple Rain 2006:

Imagine 2006:

Too Tired 2011:

Patsy Montana

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Patsy Montana

Born: Ruby (Later Rubye) Blevins October 30, 1908 Beaudry, Arkansas

Died: May 3, 1996 San Jacinto CA

Early Country, Country, Western, Songwriter, Country Singer 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s

Discography:

Recordings
 
Bluebird
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  5404 A Montana Plains (aka Patsy Montana)
  5404 B Waltz Of The Hill (aka Patsy Montana)
 
Columbia
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  20201 A I Wanna Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart
  20201 B Ridin’ Old Paint
  37602 A Ridin’ Old Paint
  37602 B I Wanna’ Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart
 
Conqueror
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  8575 A I Wanna Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart
  8575 B Ridin’ Old Paint
  8630 A The She Buckaroo
  8630 B Sweetheart Of The Saddle
  8654 A Give Me A Home In Montana
  8654 B Wheel Of Wagon Is Broken
  8709 A Gold Coast Express
  8709 B Woman’s Answer To Nobody’s Darling
  8744 A I’m An Old Cowhand
  8744 B Echoes From The Hills
  8827 A Chuck Wagon Blues
  8827 B Goin’ Back To Old Montana
  8853 A I’ve Found My Cowboy Sweetheart
  8853 B A Cowboy Honeymoon
  8887 A There’s a Ranch In The Sky
  8887 B Ridin’ The Sunset Trail
  8893 A I Only Want A Buddy Not a Sweetheart
  8893 B Pride Of The Prairie
  8979 A Little Rose Of The Prairie
  8979 B My Dear Old Arizona Home
  8980 A Out On The Lone Prairie
  8980 B Someone To Go Home To
  8981 A Little Sweetheart Of The Ozarks
  8981 B Shine On, Rocky Mountain Moonlight
  9003 A Rodeo Sweetheart
  9003 B Waltz Of The Hills
 
Decca
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  5947 A I’ll Be Waiting For You (w/Her Pardners)
  5947 B Shy Ann From Cheyenne (w/Her Pardners)
  5956 A I’ll Keep Wishing For You (w/Her Pardners)
  5956 B I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart (w/Her Pardners)
  5972 A Sunny San Antone (w/Her Pardners)
  5972 B I’m Gonna Have A Cowboy’s Wedding (w/Her Pardners)
  6024 A Gallopin To Gallup
  6024 B Blanket Me With Western Skies
  6032 A Deep In The Heart Of Texas
  6032 B I’ll Wait For You
  6101 A Smile And Drive Your Blues Away (w/Her Pardners)
  6101 B Good Night Soldier (w/Her Pardners)
 
Montgomery Ward
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  4322 A When The Flowers Of Montana Were Blooming
  4322 B I Love My Daddy Too
  4484 A Montana Plains (Vp.Montana)
  4484 B Waltz Of The Hill (Vpm)
 
OKeh
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  03010 A I Wanna Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart
  03010 B Ridin’ Old Paint
 
RCA Victor
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  20-2686 A If I Could Only Learn To Yodel
  20-2686 B Slap ‘Er Down Again, Paw
  20-2899 A Mama Never Said A Word About Love (w/Her Buckaroos)
  20-2899 B Little Old Rag Doll (w/Her Buckaroos)
 
Vocalion
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  5081 B I’m Goin West To Texas
  5426 A Leanin’ On The Ole Top Rail
 
Presta
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  1007 A Goodnight Soldier
  1007 B Steppin’ Out

Prague Frank’s Country Discographies:

http://countrydiscography.blogspot.com/2012/09/patsy-montana.html

Honking Duck:

http://www.honkingduck.com/discography/artist/patsy_montana_prairie_ramblers

http://www.honkingduck.com/discography/artist/patsy_montana_ruby_blevins_

http://www.honkingduck.com/discography/artist/patsy_montana_and_the_prairie_ramblers

Slip Cue:

http://www.slipcue.com/music/country/countryartists/montana_patsy_01.html

Books:

Patsy Montana: The Cowboy Sweetheart: – Montana, P., & Frost, J. (2002). Patsy Montana: The cowboy’s sweetheart. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland.

http://www.worldcat.org/title/patsy-montana-the-cowboys-sweetheart/oclc/48376215&referer=brief_results

http://books.google.com/books/about/Patsy_Montana.html?id=Qd_HkaVAWzMC

http://books.google.com/books?id=Qd_HkaVAWzMC&pg=PA142&lpg=PA142&dq=patsy+montana&source=bl&ots=6Se9Yuvx2I&sig=GdVuCcIpBSWXU0jM-srse8mjT-I&hl=en&sa=X&ei=SVcjU4H_Gs_hoASrrIKIBA&ved=0CFUQ6AEwBjge#v=onepage&q=patsy%20montana&f=false

Basic Music Library page:

http://books.google.com/books?id=wE-rTkmqUQwC&pg=PA425&lpg=PA425&dq=patsy+montana&source=bl&ots=TE8SsK560i&sig=V4MFDXJutsks-pH_gi-gVhaG65g&hl=en&sa=X&ei=3pgoU7yzMs3ioAT28YHgDg&ved=0CGUQ6AEwCDg8#v=onepage&q=patsy%20montana&f=false

Our Own Sweet Sounds page:

http://books.google.com/books?id=TRFe-4vC76AC&pg=PA35&lpg=PA35&dq=patsy+montana&source=bl&ots=4Cfv_uBcvm&sig=G3fRSOOtXGIdO56FhsyToTE0GjE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=vqMoU7uXFcaHogTUvYG4BA&ved=0CD4Q6AEwAzi0AQ#v=onepage&q=patsy%20montana&f=false

Catch that Rockabilly Fever page:

http://books.google.com/books?id=rpfbmvfBdzIC&pg=PA65&lpg=PA65&dq=patsy+montana&source=bl&ots=BbUW8v2N0E&sig=CItJ1YgIQOa06Cn4aGTy48EwXp8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=vqMoU7uXFcaHogTUvYG4BA&ved=0CEEQ6AEwBDi0AQ#v=onepage&q=patsy%20montana&f=false

Videos:

Jango:

http://www.jango.com/music/Patsy+Montana+The+Prairie+Ramblers?l=0

MaskPedia:

http://www.mashpedia.com/Patsy_Montana

Music Tonic:

http://musictonic.com/music/Patsy+Montana+#v=TlcTVp-xrRw

Hayloft Gang Trailer PBS:

http://www.pbs.org/program/hayloft-gang/

Deregaldo:

http://www.deregalo.fm/descargar/patsy-montana-the-prairie-ramblers-video-1.html

Bing Videos:

http://explicit.bing.net/videos/?q=Patsy+Montana

Colorado Sunset Full Move 1939: Patsy as Patsy – I Want to Be a Cowboy Sweetheart @ 12:00

The Chime Bells Ring – Soundie 1944:

https://archive.org/details/0810_Unid_Soundie_Yodeling_Number_Chime_Bells_are_Ringing_Juvenile_J_04_43_54_00

Old American Barn Dance 1953: Mexacali Rose @ 17:00

Old American Barn Dance 1953: She Buckaroo @ 6:55, It is No Secret @19:22

Old American Barn Dance 1953: Give Me A Home in Old Montana @ 18:00

1984 Interview:

Bios:

Wikipedia;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patsy_Montana

Country Music Hall of Fame:

http://countrymusichalloffame.org/full-list-of-inductees/view/patsy-montana

http://www.cmt.com/artists/patsy-montana/biography/

Encyclopedia.com:

http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3495600050.html

Rockabilly Hall of Fame:

http://www.talentondisplay.com/PatsyMontana.html

Hillbilly Music:

http://www.hillbilly-music.com/artists/story/index.php?id=10994

Encyclopedia of Arkansas:

http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=1718

Oldies:

http://www.oldies.com/artist-biography/Patsy-Montana.html

The Music Barn:

http://www.countrymusictreasures.com/html/patsy_montana.html

Music Brainz:

http://musicbrainz.org/artist/eb8f96cc-ecaa-4f6a-9224-0c828f772347

http://musicbrainz.org/artist/76f3a33f-955c-478e-ba3b-dee6d6f9c11e

Musician Guide:

http://www.musicianguide.com/biographies/1608003359/Patsy-Montana.html

Discogs:

http://www.discogs.com/artist/801125-Patsy-Montana

http://www.discogs.com/artist/1421883-Patsy-Montana-And-The-Prairie-Ramblers

All Music:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/patsy-montana-mn0000015122/biography

Last.fm

http://www.last.fm/music/Patsy+Montana

http://www.last.fm/music/Patsy+Montana+&+The+Prairie+Ramblers

Oral History w Patsy: – available at sfpl?

http://www.worldcat.org/title/oral-history-interview-with-patsy-montana-1984-june-9/oclc/58841063

Around the Web:

Cowgirls.com:

http://www.cowgirls.com/dream/cowgals/montana.htm

My Kind of Country:

http://mykindofcountry.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/country-heritage-patsy-montana/

Field Trip South:

http://blogs.lib.unc.edu/sfc/index.php/tag/patsy-montana/

Rooms of our Own:

http://gerisroom.wordpress.com/tag/patsy-montana/

Tabby Cat Music Archives:

http://tabbycatmusicarchives.com/singcowboydog/patmontana/patsymontana.htm

Both Kinds of Music:

http://bothkindsofmusic.com/post/227024779/patsy-montana

Honky Tonk Women:

http://www.honkytonks.org/showpages/honkytonkwomen.htm

The Rockin Gypsy: – Radio Show Out Take:

http://therockingipsy.blogspot.com/2010/05/patsy-montana-radio-show-outtake.html

Country Universe:

http://www.countryuniverse.net/2008/05/25/100-greatest-women-42-patsy-montana/

Country Music Stars:

http://datcom7.com/lpatsy-montana-countrystar.html

Dixie Archive:

http://dixiearchive.blogspot.com/2011/08/patsy-montana.html

Hey o Hey:

http://heyohey.com/ct_music/artist/Patsy%20Montana

The Women of Southern Songbirds:

http://www.well.com/~rachel/songbirds/patsy.html

Ronnie Farley:

http://ronniefarley.com/portfolio/patsy-montana

Don’t Fence Me In:

http://dontfenceme.blogspot.com/2014/03/patsy-montana-rose-of-oklahoma.html

Country Music’s Finest:

http://www.countrymusicfinest.com/ruby-rose-blevins-patsy-montana/

Geezer Music Club:

http://geezermusicclub.wordpress.com/2010/09/17/patsy-montana-did-it-first/

Ask Mr. Music:

http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/mr-music/Ask-Mr-Music-61.html

Female Performers in Country Music:

http://www.123helpme.com/view.asp?id=32089

Chicago Reader Article:

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/music-notes-the-return-of-patsy-montana/Content?oid=873351

Musical Quarterly Article:

http://mq.oxfordjournals.org/content/95/2-3/207.short?rss=1

NYT Obituary:

http://www.nytimes.com/1996/05/07/arts/patsy-montana-81-a-pioneer-in-country-music-in-the-1930-s.html

Independent Obituary:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-patsy-montana-1348776.html

Rounder Records:

http://www.rounder.com/artists/patsy-montana

IMBD:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0598937/

Pic Search:

http://www.picsearch.com/Patsy-Montana-pictures.html

Music Bloodline:

http://musicbloodline.info/artist/MN0000015122/spotify

http://musicbloodline.info/artist/MN0000747211/spotify

NNDB:

http://www.nndb.com/people/282/000163790/

Famous Birthdays:

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/people/patsy-montana.html

Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/Patsy_Montana?id=Avwq6tqr4n7pkptxwe6iwyhbc6y

Tumblr:

http://www.tumblr.com/search/patsy+montana

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Patsy-Montana/91365478067

Find a Grave:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10989

Songs:

8tracks:

http://8tracks.com/explore/songs/Patsy_Montana

http://8tracks.com/explore/songs/Patsy_Montana_%26_The_Prairie_Ramblers

When the Flowers of Montana are Blooming 1932:

Homesick for my Old Cabin 1933:

Montana Plains 1933:

The Home Corral 1933:

Gold Coast Express 1935:

I Want to be a Cowboy Sweetheart 1935:

Ridin’ Old Paint 1935:

Old Black Mountain Trail 1935:

The She Buckaroo 1936:

Woman’s Answer to Nobody’s Darlin 1936:

Blazin’ the Trail 1936:

Out on the Lone Prairie 1937:

I Only Want a Buddy not a Sweetheart 1937:

Pride of the Prairie 1937:

Waltz of the Hills 1938:

Cowboy Rhythm 1938:

That’s Where the West Begins 1938:

The Moon Hangs Low on The Ohio 1939:

Back on Montana Plains 1939:

Transcriptions 1941 – All Transcriptions Recorded in 1941 Patsy Montana with GUITAR only…Track Listing: 1. How I Love Those Saddle Songs……2. Round-Up in Cheyenne……3. Old Pal Of My Saddle Days……4. Sing Me A Cowboy Song……5. There’s A Love Knot In My Lariat……6. Daddy And Home……7. Mexacali Rose……8. Hillbilly Wedding In June……9. Happy Joe……10. Softly And Tenderly……11. Utah Trail……12. It Makes No Difference Now…..

I’m Gonna Have a Cowboy Wedding 1941:

Shy Ann From old Cheyenne 1941:

Sunny San Antoine 1941:

I’ll Keep Wishin’ For You 1941:

Blanket Me with Western Skies 1941:

I’ll Wait for You 1942:

Deep in the Heart of Texas 1942:

Radio Transcriptions 1945 – From Radio Transcriptions Circa 1945….Track No.1…Those Two Little Kids Of Mine…(1.40) Track No.2…When I Found You In Montana…(4.06) Track No.3…Yellow Moon Keep Shinin’…(6.42) Track No.4…You Look Just Like Someone I Loved In Texas…(8.47) Track No.5…You’re Gonna Be Sorry..:

I’ve Done the Best I Could 1945:

Keep a Place in Your Heart 1945:

Won’t You Come Back 1945:

If Only I Could Learn to Yodel 1947:

I Didn’t Know the Gun was Loaded 1949:

Yodeling Ghost 1954:

Water Witch Waltz 1954:

16 Pounds 1964:

Wabash Cannonball 1964:

The Last Cowboy Song 1985:

Ella Mae Morse

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Ella Mae Morse

Born: September 12, 1924 Mansfield, TX

Died: October 16, 1999 Bullhead City, AZ

Jazz, Vocals, Jump Blues, Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Rockabilly, Rock, Boogie, Barrelhouse – 40’s, 50’s

Discography:

Discogs:

Albums

Ella Mae Morse With Big Dave And His Orchestra* – Barrelhouse, Boogie And The Blues ◄ (2 versions)

Capitol Records 1954

Ella Mae Morse With Big Dave And His Orchestra* – Barrelhouse, Boogie And The Blues ‎ (LP, Mono)

Capitol Records 1955

The Morse Code

‎ (LP, Album, Mono)

Capitol Records 1957

Herbie Mann, Ella Mae Morse and Jimmy GiuffreSessions, Live ‎ (LP, Album)

Calliope (3) 1976

Singles & EPs

The Patty Cake Man / Invitation To The Blues

‎ (Shellac, 10″)

Capitol Records 1944

Freddie Slack With Rhythm Section* And Ella Mae Morse With Don RayeThe House Of Blue Lights / Hey Mr. Postman ‎ (Shellac, 10″)

Capitol Records 1946

Ella Mae Morse And Freddie Slack With Rhythm Section* – Your Conscience Tells You So / Pig Foot Pete ‎ (Shellac, 10″)

Capitol Records 1946

A Little Further Down The Road A Piece / Bombo B. Bailey

‎ (Shellac, 10″)

Capitol Records 1948

The Blacksmith Blues / Love Me Or Leave Me

◄ (2 versions)

Capitol Records 1952

Oakie Boogie

‎ (7″)

Capitol Records 1952

Greyhound

‎ (7″)

Capitol Records 1953

What Good’ll It Do Me / Mister Memory Maker

‎ (7″, Promo)

Capitol Records 1957

Tennessee Ernie* And Ella Mae Morse With Cliffie Stone’s Orchestra* – I’m Hog-Tied Over You / False Hearted Girl ◄ (2 versions)

Capitol Records Unknown

Happy Habit / Goodnight, Sweetheart Godnight

‎ (7″, Single)

Capitol Records Unknown

A’Sleepin’ At The Foot Of The Bed / Male Call

‎ (Shellac, 10″, Promo)

Capitol Records Unknown

Ella Mae Morse With Big Dave And His MusicRazzle-Dazzle / Seventeen ‎ (7″)

Capitol Records Unknown

An Occasional Man

‎ (7″)

Capitol Records Unknown

Ella Mae Morse With Nelson Riddle And His OrchestraBig Mamou / Is It Any Wonder ‎ (Shellac, 10″)

Capitol Records Unknown

Connee Boswell* / Ella Mae MorseStormy Weather / Invitation To The Blues / Cow Cow Boogie ‎ (Shellac, 12″)

V Disc Unknown

Ella Mae Morse With Big Dave And His MusicRazzle-Dazzle / Seventeen ‎ (10″)

Capitol Records Unknown

Compilations

Ella Mae Morse / Freddie SlackThe Hits Of ◄ (3 versions)

Capitol Records 1962

Ella Mae Morse / Freddie SlackRockin’ Brew ‎ (LP, Comp)

Ember Records 1969

Sensational

‎ (LP, Comp)

Capitol Records 1985

Ella Mae Morse

‎ (7″, EP, Comp)

Discographia:

http://hallelujahrnr.hostweb4u.info/index_archivos/EllaMaeMorseDiscografia1.htm

http://hallelujahrnr.hostweb4u.info/index_archivos/EllaMaeMorseDiscografia2.htm

Honking Duck:

http://honkingduck.com/discography/artist/ella_mae_morse

http://honkingduck.com/discography/artist/ella_mae_morse_and_f._slack

http://honkingduck.com/discography/artist/ella_mae_morse_and_her_boogie_woogie_seven

Videos:

Discographia – Filmografia:

http://hallelujahrnr.hostweb4u.info/index_archivos/EllaMaeMorseFilmografia.htm

Search Zik:

http://searchzik.com/all_ella+mae+morse.html

Cow Cow Boogie – From Reveille with Beverly 1943:

Nevermore? – From Ghost Catchers 1944-

Blacksmith Blues w Donald Duck 1952:

Also appeared in feature films – The Sky’s the Limit (1943), South of Dixie (1944), How Doooo you Do (trailer w ella singin a little here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmKg4WxUmGQ&noredirect=1) – (1945), and Hit and Run (1957) –

On TV – Songs for sale (1952), Ed Sullivan Show (1955), and Startime (1960) – and in the Soundie Swing High, Swing Low (1946) – Hopefully some of these have survived.

Biographies:

Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ella_Mae_Morse

Solid!:

http://www.parabrisas.com/d_morseem.php

All Music:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/ella-mae-morse-mn0000797881

Discogs:

http://www.discogs.com/artist/Ella+Mae+Morse

Last.Fm:

http://www.last.fm/music/Ella+Mae+Morse

Texas State Historical Association:

http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fmobx

Discographia (In Spanish):

http://hallelujahrnr.hostweb4u.info/index_archivos/EllaMaeMorseBiografia.htm

Page From “Before Elvis: The Prehistory of Rock & Roll” p.27, 34-35, 38, 2224, 228, 343-345, 349:

http://books.google.com/books?id=yJes-jdk5kEC&pg=PA343&lpg=PA343&dq=ella+mae+morse&source=bl&ots=FerTVIQWDM&sig=rIZp0Fb_hiXRi2ecmN17XzlbLis&hl=en&sa=X&ei=zf6LUoK8MIPDigK0x4HADQ&ved=0CEEQ6AEwBDjmAQ#v=onepage&q=ella%20mae%20morse&f=false

Page From “All Over the Map: True Heroes of Texas Music p. 40-42:

http://books.google.com/books?id=y5iPO9n4qtQC&pg=PA39&lpg=PA39&dq=ella+mae+morse&source=bl&ots=3r11B2cmTY&sig=jqD_i1FKQiYEfzwVCt4eHJifZ9E&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ofiLUoLaFcK6igLZqoHABw&ved=0CGgQ6AEwCDiMAQ#v=onepage&q=ella%20mae%20morse&f=false

Around the Web:

Her Sons Webpage for Ella Mae Morse:

http://www.prescottlink.com/morse/ella.html

Planet Barbarella Blog – Featuring “Swingin’ at the House of Blue Lights”
by Don Charles Hampton:

http://planetbarberella.blogspot.com/2010/11/jump-back-honey-its-ella-mae-morse.html

1996 Dallas Observer Article:

http://www.dallasobserver.com/1996-03-21/music/the-morse-code/

http://www.dallasobserver.com/1996-03-21/music/the-morse-code/2/

NPR Article 2011:

http://www.npr.org/2011/02/21/132051999/ella-may-morse-the-voice-of-capitol-s-first-hits:

Feminist Music Geek Blog:

http://feministmusicgeek.com/2009/12/02/gone-but-not-forgotten-ella-mae-morse-another-rock-originator/

yahoodi.com:

http://www.yehoodi.com/comment/175789/happy-birthday-ella-mae-morse/

From the Vaults:

http://fromthevaults-boppinbob.blogspot.com/2013/09/ella-mae-morse-born-12-september-1924.html

Mostly Music Blog:

http://laramusicblog.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/smack-dab-in-the-middle-ella-mae-morse-1955/

Pop Culture Cantina:

http://popculturecantina.blogspot.com/2007/05/ella-mae-morse-part-one.html

http://popculturecantina.blogspot.com/2007/05/ella-mae-morse-part-two.html

Now thats what I call bullshit:

http://alanwalkerart.com/wp/?tag=ella-mae-morse

The Rockin Gipsy:

http://therockingipsy.blogspot.com/2010/06/ella-mae-morse-jumpin-and-jivin.html

Hub Pages:

http://billrrrr.hubpages.com/hub/The-Greatest-Female-Vocalist-Youve-Never-Heard

Aaron Munter:

http://www.aaronmunter.com/archives/89

A noodle in a haystack:

http://noodleinahaystack.blogspot.com/2009/08/texas-gals-part-iii-ella-mae-morse.html

A little bird told me:

http://www.sativapeterson.com/wordpress/index.php/2010/11/ella-mae-morse/

Music liner notes:

http://musiclinernotes.wordpress.com/2010/08/29/ella-mae-morse/

eclectic synthetic:

http://eclecticsynthetic.blogspot.com/2009/10/ella-mae-morse-barrelhouse-boogie-blues.html

Forties Fashions:

http://fortiesfashions.blogspot.com/2010/06/cow-cow-boogie-ella-mae-morse.html

Du Chant a la Une:

http://duchantalaune.blogspot.com/2012/11/ella-mae-morse-first-white-female-of.html

South Eastern Cushman Club Collect:

http://www.southeasterncushmanclubconnect.com/2013/11/15/new-post-series-this-weeks-favourite-female-singer-2/

The Gronmark Blog:

http://scottgronmark.blogspot.com/2012/07/freddie-daddy-slack-and-ella-mae-morse.html

Swing, Jazz, Blues – Scene from  Ghost Catchers (1944):

http://swingjazzblues.blogspot.com/2007/07/ella-mae-morse-ghost-catchers.html

IMDB:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0607595/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0607595/bio

NYT Obituary:

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/10/18/arts/ella-mae-morse-75-vocalist-who-transcended-pop-genres.html

The Guardian Obituary:

http://www.theguardian.com/news/1999/nov/01/guardianobituaries

Find A Grave:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6001548

Bear Records Page:

http://www.bear-family.com/en/rock-n-roll/rock-roll/morse-ella-mae-ella-mae-rocks.html

Cherry Red Records:

http://www.cherryred.co.uk/revola-exd.asp?id=2096

Digital Citizen:

http://digitalcitizen.ca/?s=ella+mae+morse

Tumblr:

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/ella-mae-morse

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ella-Mae-Morse/109528122399339

Songs:

Internet Archive Page:

https://archive.org/details/EllaMaeMorse-01-60

Mister Five by Five – 1942:

Get on Board Little Chillun – 1942:

The Patty Cake Man 1942:

Old Rob Roy – 1943:

Milkman Keep Those Bottles Quite – 1943:

Solid Potato Salad – 1943:

Hello, Suzanne – 1944:

Buzz Me -1945:

Rip Van Winkle – 1945:

Captain Kid – 1945:

Your Conscience Says it’s So – 1946:

House of Blue Lights – w Freddie Slack- 1945:

First Rock Song?, First use of the word “homey” in a song?

Invitation to the Blues -1946:

Pig Foot Pete – 1947:

Old Shanks Mare – 1947:

Get Off it and Go -1947:

Tennessee Saturday Night – 1951:

Oakey Boogie – 1951:

Blacksmith Blues – 1952:

It’s Rainin’ Tear Drops From My Eyes – 1953:

Male Call – 1952:

False Hearted Girl  w Tennessee Ernie Ford – 1952:

I’m Hog Tied over You – 1952:

Jump Back – 1952:

I’m a Rich Woman –  1953:

Money Honey – 1954:

40 Cups of Coffee – 1954:

How Can You Leave a Man Like This? – 1954:

Rock Me All Night Long – 1954:

5-10-15 Hours – 1954:

Have Mercy on Me Baby – 1954:

Down in Mexico – 1956:

When Boy Kiss Girl Its Love – 1955:

Smack Dab in the Middle -1955:

Razzle Dazzle – 1955:

Piddily Patter Patter – 1955:

Livin’ Livin’ Livin’ – 1955:

Give Me Love – 1956:

What Good’ll it do Me – 1957:

Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive – 1957:

Rose Maddox

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from 1933 oakland tribune-

 

Rose Maddox

 

Born Roselea Arbana “Rose” Maddox on August 15th, 1925 Boaz, Alabama

Died April 15th 1998, Ashland, Oregon

Vocals, Fiddle, Bass

Country, Folk, Western, West Coast County, Rockabilly, Gospel, Bluegrass, Country Boogie, Bakersfield Sound

40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s

Maddox Brothers and Rose 1937-1956

  • Cliff Maddox (born 1912 Boaz, Alabama – died 1949)- mandolin
  • Cal Maddox (born November 3, 1915, Boaz, Alabama – died 1968) – guitar and harmonica
  • Fred Maddox (born July 3, 1919 Boaz, Alabama – died October 29, 1992)
  • Don Maddox (born December 7, 1922 Boaz, Alabama) – fiddle and vocal
  • Rose Maddox (born August 15, 1925 Boaz, Alabama – died April 15, 1998)
  • Henry Maddox –  (born March 19, 1928 Boaz, Alabama – died 1974) mandolin and guitar
  • Ben Duncan – steel guitar
  • Jimmy Winkle, Roy Nichols, or Gene Breeden – guitar

 

1949 Ad for tour:

90 Second Ad

 

Discography:

Albums[edit]

Maddox Brothers and Rose

  • America’s Most Colorful Hillbilly Band v.1 (Arhoolie Records, 1976/1993)
  • America’s Most Colorful Hillbilly Band v.2 (Arhoolie, 1995)
  • On The Air (Arhoolie, 1983/1996)
  • Live On The Radio (1996)
  • The Hillbilly Boogie Years (Rockateer, 1996)
  • A Collection of Standard Sacred Songs (King, 1956)
  • The Most Colorful Hillbilly Band in America (Bear Family, 1998)

Solo/Compilations

  • Precious Memories (Columbia, 1958)
  • The One Rose (Capitol, 1960)
  • Glorybound Train (Capitol, 1961)
  • A Big Bouquet of Roses (Capitol, 1961)
  • Rose Maddox Sings Bluegrass (Capitol, 1962/1996)
  • Alone with You (Capitol, 1963)
  • Rosie (Starday, 1970)
  • Reckless Love & Bold Adventure (Takoma, 1977)
  • Rose of the West Coast Country (Arhoolie, 1980)
  • This is Rose Maddox (Arhoolie, 1982)
  • A Beautiful Bouquet (Arhoolie, 1983)
  • Queen of the West (Varrick, 1984)
  • California Rose (See for Miles, 1989)
  • $35 And A Dream (Arhoolie, 1994)
  • The One Rose: The Capitol Years (Bear Family, 1994)
  • The Moon is Rising (Country Town Music, 1996)
  • The Legendary Queen Of The West (Boothill, 2000)

 

Rocky 52:

http://www.rocky-52.net/chanteursm/maddox_r.htm

Praugefrank’s Country Discography:

http://countrydiscography.blogspot.com/2012/05/rose-maddox.html

http://countrydiscoghraphy2.blogspot.com/2013/03/rose-maddox-pt-1-by-dick-grant-1940-1949.html

Discografia:

http://hallelujahrnr.hostweb4u.info/index_archivos/MaddoxBrothersAndRoseDiscografia1.htm

http://hallelujahrnr.hostweb4u.info/index_archivos/MaddoxBrothersAndRoseDiscografia2.htm

Rockin Country Style:

http://rcs-discography.com/rcs/artist.php?key=madd6200

 

Videos:

Mashpedia:

http://www.mashpedia.com/Maddox_Brothers_and_Rose

50’s ? Footage from women of country 1993:

Down, Down Down w Emmylou Harris 1983:

Tramp on the street, Molly and Tenbrooks:

Blue Moon of Kentucky:

A chat with Jann and Rose:

Honky Tonkin’ 1987:

Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down 1992:

Fly Away Western Berlin Saloon 1993:

 

Biographies:

Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Maddox

Cowgirls:

http://www.cowgirls.com/dream/cowgals/maddox.htm

AllMusic:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/rose-maddox-mn0000290414/biography

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-maddox-brothers-rose-mn0000193160/biography

Discogs:

http://www.honkytonks.org/showpages/maddox.htm

http://www.discogs.com/artist/Maddox+Brothers+and+Rose

Last.fm:

http://www.last.fm/music/Rose+Maddox

http://www.last.fm/music/Maddox+Brothers+&+Rose

Oldies.com:

http://www.oldies.com/artist-biography/Rose-Maddox.html

Answers.com

http://www.answers.com/topic/rose-maddox

Country Music Database:

http://www.rolandnote.com/people.php?scode=timeline&keyword=Rose+Maddox&page=1

Modesto Radio Museum:

http://www.modestoradiomuseum.org/maddox%20brothers.html

Arhoolie Records Page:

http://www.arhoolie.com/country-bluegrass-old-timey/the-maddox-brothers-and-rose-americas-most-colorful-hillbilly-band-vol-1.html?sl=EN

Sing365:

http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Rose-Maddox-Biography/EB7BF0EF532CAB3A48256FB800295FB6

Tumblr:

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/rose-maddox

CMT:

http://www.cmt.com/artists/rose-maddox/biography/

http://www.cmt.com/artists/maddox-brothers-rose/biography/

Slipcue:

http://www.slipcue.com/music/country/countryartists/rose.html

 

Around the Web:

Saving Country Music (1952 country music’s original year of the woman and 1992 don maddox interview):

http://www.savingcountrymusic.com/tag/rose-maddox

Forum Rock City Boogie:

http://fifties-lovers.goodforum.net/t3866-rose-maddox

Honkytonks:

http://www.honkytonks.org/showpages/maddox.htm

Boppin Blog:

http://www.bopping.org/maddox-brothers-rose/

WFMU Blog:

http://wfmuichiban.blogspot.com/2013/09/rose-maddox-month.html

Flying Shoes Blog:

http://flyinshoes.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-maddox-brothers-and-sister

Rockabilly Romp Blog:

http://rockabillyromp.com/rockabilly-artists/leading-up-to-rockabilly-with-the-maddox-brothers-and-rose/

just a little ole’ rockin’ gal Blog

http://justalittleolerockingal.blogspot.com/2011/01/maddox-brothers-and-rose-i-salute-you.html

Cliffie’s Archive:

http://www.cliffiestone.com/Cliffie/archives/photo28.html

http://www.cliffiestone.com/Cliffie/archives/photo03_23.html

Dayna Wills Blog:

http://www.daynawills.com/article-rose-maddox.html

Howdy Neighbor Howdy Blog:

http://howdyneighborhowdy.wordpress.com/rose-maddox/

Planet Barberella Blog:

http://planetbarberella.blogspot.com/2011/03/maddox-brothers-and-rosepart-1.html

http://planetbarberella.blogspot.com/2011/03/maddox-brothers-and-rose-part-2.html

http://planetbarberella.blogspot.com/2011/03/maddox-brothers-and-rose-part-3.html

Roots of Rock and Roll Blog:

http://www.fusion45.com/roots-of-rock-maddox-brothers-and-sister-roses-ugly-and-slouchy/

Tumbling West:

http://tumblingwest.blogspot.com/2011/05/music-on-monday-quickie-grab-yourself.html

Rock a Billy Rock Blog:

http://rockabillyrock.blogspot.com/

Pop Matters:

http://www.popmatters.com/column/71323-americas-most-colorful-hillbilly-band/

ABC Country:

http://abccountry.net.au/artist/rose-maddox

The rockingispy blog:

http://therockingipsy.blogspot.com/2010/03/rose-maddox-bros-hillbilly-boogie-years.html

LA Times Article 1990:

http://articles.latimes.com/1990-08-17/entertainment/ca-963_1_traditional-country-music

Houston Press Blog:

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2010/11/stuff_you_should_know_about_ma.php

Field Trip South:

http://blogs.lib.unc.edu/sfc/index.php/2013/04/06/visualizing-american-roots-music-maddox-brothers-and-rose/

U of Illinois article:

http://www.press.uillinois.edu/wordpress/?p=12422

Country Universe 100 Greatest Women: 31?, c’mon rose is top 5-

http://www.countryuniverse.net/2008/05/31/100-greatest-women-31-rose-maddox/

PBS Women who Rock:

http://www.pbs.org/itvs/welcometotheclub/rock.html

The Hound Blog:

http://thehoundblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/maddox-brothers-rose.html

Myspace:

https://myspace.com/rosemaddoxandmaddoxbros

Rockabilly Hall of Fame:

http://www.rockabillyhall.com/MaddoxRose.html

http://www.rockabillyhall.com/MaddoxRoseTRIB.html

http://www.rockabillyhall.com/MoreMB&R.html

Bright:

http://www.briterevolution.com/features/article/youre-missing-maddox-brothers-rose/

Country Standard Time Article 1998:

http://www.countrystandardtime.com/d/editorial.asp?xid=145

New York Times Obituary:

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/04/18/arts/rose-maddox-72-country-singer-of-the-40-s.html

Independent Obituary:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/obituary-rose-maddox-1161000.html

Find A Grave:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7088652

Southern Oregon History:

http://sohistory.org/content/maddox-rose

Rockin Country Style:

http://rcs-discography.com/rcs/artist.php?key=madd4900

Modesto Radio Museum Obituary:

http://www.modestoradiomuseum.org/rose%20madox%20obit.html

Dead Musicians Directory:

http://elvispelvis.com/rosemaddox.htm

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rose-Maddox/108528125894110

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maddox-Brothers-and-Rose/39696573251

IMBD:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0534726/

 

Books:

Ramblin’ Rose: The Life and Career of Rose Maddox

Whiteside, J. (1997). Ramblin’ Rose: The life and career of Rose Maddox. Nashville, TN: Country Music Foundation Press.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1061611.Ramblin_Rose

 

Songs:

Playlist.com

http://pl.ayli.st/Rose+Maddox

Internet Archive:

https://archive.org/details/MaddoxBrothersAndRose-01-10

Radio Ads From 1949:

http://33records.cdbpdx.com/RadioAd/

Milk Cow Blues -1947:

Careless Driver – 1948:

Whoa Sailor – 1948

New Mule Skinner Blues – 1948:

Philadelphia Lawyer – 1948:

Bring it on Down to My House Honey – 1948?

Brown Eyes – 1948

Why Don’t You Haul Off and Love Me – 1949

Honky Tonkin” – 1949

You’ve Been Talking in Your Sleep – 1949

Goerge’s Playhouse Boogie – 1949

That’ll Learn Ya Durn Ya – 1949?

First Grand Ole Opry Appearance 2-19-1949

Gathering Flowers For the Master’s Bouquet, I Couldn’t Believe it was True

Dark as a Dungeon – 1950

Choc’late Ice Cream Cone – 1950:

It’s Only Human Nature – 1950 

I Wish I Was a Single Girl Again – 1951

South – 1951

I Want to Love and Love – 1951

Alimony – 1951

I’ll Fly Away – 1952

I’ll Make Sweet Love to You – 1952

Baby, You Should Live So Long – 1953

Wild Wild Young Men – 1955:

I’ve Got Four Big Brothers – 1955:

Words are Too Easy to Say – 1955:

I Gotta Go Get My Baby – 1955:

I’ll Go Steppin Too – 1957:

Old Man Blues – 1957:

Love is Strange – 1957:

Take A Gamble on Me – 1957:

Move it On Over – 1959

Ole Slew Foot – 1962:

The Bottom of a Glass – 1967:

The Key’s in the Mailbox – 1970:

California Rose – Laura Cantrell (About Rose Maddox)