Vee-Jay Album Discography, Part 6:
Early Vee-Jay International Licensees (1967- 1970)

by Mike Callahan and David Edwards
Last update: January 1, 2007

VEE-JAY II (1967-1971)

The Vee-Jay masters have been licensed, or "rented out," many times over the years. The albums below are a few of these related issues that came out during the period 1967-1970, when Vee-Jay International was trying to make a go of it before issuing their own new series. There were three deals of note during this period, one with Springboard International that resulted in a lot of albums on the Upfront and Trip labels, one with Liberty Records that resulted in four albums on Liberty's Sunset Records subsidiary, and one with Buddah Records, who issued Vee-Jay reissues in a special "First Generation Soul" Series. It was the cash generated from these licenses that eventually allowed Vee-Jay International to bootstrap itself up and begin reissuing the Vee-Jay albums (see Part 7) and then to issue new series (see Part 8).

Springboard International, 1967

After buying the company from the bankruptcy trustee in 1967, Randy Wood and Betty Chiappetta wasted no time in making a deal to license some of the old Vee-Jay product. In addition to licensing single songs to other labels so that they could be included in compilations on those labels, Vee-Jay International entered into a deal with Springboard International to license a large number of titles. These were not only put on the Springboard various artists collections, but entire albums were put on Springboard's Upfront subsidiary R&B label. Another subsidiary, Trip Records, issued perhaps the entire Vee-Jay Gospel Series, mastered from the Vee-Jay stampers. Below, we have listed the issues on the "Trip/VJ Gospel Series" we have verified. The one album we have eximined closely, TLP-7067, had the Vee-Jay matrix number scratched out in the runout groove area, with the Trip information added.

Unfortunately, Springboard was not known for high-quality releases. The pressings tended to be noisy, the album covers fell apart almost by themselves, and there were often only four cuts to each album side. In other words, Springboard was a low-budget operation that sold cheap albums in supermarkets and such. That said, there were some nice surprises on some of their records (like the true stereo versions of Wilson Pickett's early chart records).

Liberty Records, 1968

About 1968, Vee-Jay International also made a deal with Liberty Records to issue about five albums on Liberty's budget subsidiary, Sunset Records. These albums were interesting inasmuch as they were not just reissues of Vee-Jay albums, but all-new compilations.

Kat's Karavan, 1968

Jim Lowe, the Texas disc jockey (not the singer) whose album had been the first Vee-Jay album (LP-100), also licensed the album to reissue issue another Old Favorites album, this time a double-LP set. Lowe, who had originally been with WRR-AM in Dallas, had by this time moved to KERA-FM in Dallas.

Buddah Records, 1969

In 1969, Buddah Records reissued about a dozen Vee-Jay albums under their "Late Night" and "First Generation" series. Most were straight reissues with different covers and titles, but there were three various artists compilation albums from Vee-Jay and Oldies-33 material, also.

Most of the early Upfront issues were on a label that was dark red with white printing (far left), but there were several other color labels, all with the same graphic design, such as the creme colored label shown at near left.

They also had a "Super II Series" of double-LP sets that used a red label with black print (far left) and a maroon label with silver print (near left). Quality control was such that it was possible to get two different label colors within a 2-LP set. The 2-LP sets were skimpy, sometimes with only four tracks per side. All issues were "stereo," although often rechanneled stereo.

Another color used by Upfront was grey with red print (far left). The Sunset labels (near left) were black with silver print, with the logo at the left of the center hole. There was a line running vertically through (in back of) the logo box, with the left of the line being light blue.

Trip reissues of the Vee-Jay Gospel Series used a special "Trip VJ Gospel" logo (far left). The labels (shown near left) were the same as the other Trip labels of the time, black with silver print.

The Kats Karavan label for the 1968 record was white with red print (far left). The Buddah "Late Night" and "First Generation" series used the regular Buddah label (near left).

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Vee-Jay Records, or any of the labels below. Should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (which are all out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and Follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 1981, 1997, 1999, 2006 by Mike Callahan.



Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents


Upfront UPF-100 Regular Series:

UPF-100 - Souled Out - Jerry Butler [1968] For Your Precious Love [with Impressions] (S)/Come Back My Love (E)/He Will Break Your Heart (S)/I'm A Telling You (S)/Find Another Girl (S)//Where Do I Turn (S)/Isle Of The Sirens (E)/Make It Easy On Yourself (E)/You Can Run But You Can't Hide (E)/Whatever You Want (E)

UPF-101 - Jimmy Reed's Soul Greats - Jimmy Reed [1968]

UPF-102 - Winners - Impressions [1968]

UPF-103 - Stay in My Corner - Dells [1968]

UPF-104 - I'm in the Mood - John Lee Hooker [1968] I'm In The Mood/Boogie Chillin/Hobo Blues/Baby Lee/Trouble Blues//Drug Store Woman/Boom Boom/Send Me Your Pillow/You Know I Love You/Frisco Blues

UPF-105 - Duke of Earl - Gene Chandler [1968] Duke Of Earl (E)/London Town (E)/I'll Follow You (E)/You Left Me (E)/Night Owl (E)//Rainbow (E)/You Threw A Lucky Punch (E)/Man's Temptation (E)/Tear For Tear (E)/Miracle After Miracle (E)

UPF-106 - The Soul of Eddie Harris - Eddie Harris [1968]

UPF-107 - Jerry Butler's Great Soul Hits - Jerry Butler [1968] Moon River (S)/Giving Up On Love (E)/How Beautifully You Lie (E)/A Woman With Soul (E)/Need To Belong (E)//Lost (E)/I Stand Accused (E)/I Don't Want To Hear Any More (E)/Message To Martha (E)/A Lonely Soldier (S)

UPF-108 - The Soulful Sound of Jimmy Reed - Jimmy Reed [1968]

UPF-109 - To Whom Shall I Turn - Caravans featuring Shirley Ceasar [1968]

UPF-110 - The Blind Boys of Alabama - Five Blind Boys of Alabama [1968]

UPF-111 - I Had a Dream - Staple Singers [1968]

UPF-112 - The Lord's Prayer - Swan Silvertones [1968]

UPF-113 - Pray - Highway Q.C.'s [1968] Pray/I Dreamed Heaven Was Like This/How I Love Jesus/I'll Trust His Word/Sad How They Done My Lord/Teach Me/He Said/Somewhere To Lay My Head/Oh Why/All Men Are Made of God

UPF-114 - God Will Take Care of You - Harmonizing Four [1968]

UPF-116 - Nothin' But Soul - Gene Ammons [1968] Housewarmin'/Jivin' Around//Nothin' But Soul/Jug And McGee

UPF-124 - All Time Jerry Butler Hits - Jerry Butler [196?] For Your Precious Love/He Will Break Your Heart/Make It Easy On Yourself/Need To Belong/Giving Up On Love/Moon River/Find Another Girl/Let It Be Me (Betty Everett & Jerry Butler)/I'm A Telling You

UPF-125 - The Best of Jimmy Reed - Jimmy Reed [1968] Big Boss Man/Take Out Some Insurance/Caress Me Baby/Honest I Do/Down In Mississippi/Bright Lights Big City/Baby What You Want Me To Do/Ain't That Lovin' You Baby/Outskirts Of Town/Mary, Mary

UPF-131 - Hits of the Spaniels - Spaniels [1968] Stormy Weather (E)/Here Is Why I Love You (E)/Play It Cool (E)/Let's Make Up (E)/Baby It's You (E)//You Gave Me Peace Of Mind (E)/Bounce (E)/Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight (E)/You Don't Move Me (E)

Upfront UPF-61000 "Super-II" Series:

UPX-61000 - The Dells - Dells [1971] (2-LP set) Disc 1: Stay In My Corner (E)/It's Not Unusual (E)/Let's Do It Over (E)/A Distant Love (E)//Dreams Of Contentment (E)/Witchcraft (E)/I've Got A Woman (E)/Oh What A Night (E, 1956 version); Disc 2: Why Do You Have To Go (E)/What Do We Prove (E)/Dry Your Eyes (E)/Jeepers Creepers (E)//Lil' Darlin' (E)/Time Makes You Change (E)/Alexander's Ragtime Band (E)/Pain In My Heart (E)

UPX-61002 - Little Richard!!! - Little Richard [1971] (2-LP set)

UPX-61004 - Jerry Butler - Jerry Butler [1971] (2-LP set)


Trip TLP-7000 Gospel Series:
There were others issues, perhaps the entire Vee-Jay Gospel Series. All had corresponding numbers to the Vee-Jay series (i.e., Vee-Jay 5001 becomes Trip 7001, etc.), and had the same cover graphics with a Trip logo replacing the Vee-Jay logo. We do not know the date of issue, but believe it to be 1970 or 1971 for all.

TLP-7000 - Uncloudy Day - Staple Singers [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP-5000. Uncloudy Day/Let Me Ride/God's Wonderful Love/Help Me Jesus/I'm Coming Home/If I Could Hear My Mother//Low Is The Way/I Had A Dream/On My Way To Heaven/Going Away/I'm Leaning/I Know I Got Religion

TLP-7001 - Amazing Grace - Maceo Woods at the Organ [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP-5001. Amazing Grace/Near The Cross/Old Rugged Cross/I Know/A Closer Walk with Thee/Canaan Land//The Lord Will Make A Way/Sunday Morning/Old Ship Of Zion/What A Friend We Have In Jesus/Steal Away/Precious Love

TLP-7010 - The Lord Will Make a Way - Maceo Woods [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP-5010. Lord Will Make A Way Somehow/Peace In The Valley/Teach Me How To Pray/Nobody Know The Trouble I've Seen/Climbing Jacob's Ladder/Sweeping Thru The Pearly Gates/Last Move/Like A Ship That's Tossed/Beams Of Heaven/Father I Stretch My Hands To Thee

TLP-7012 - Near the Cross - Argo Singers [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP-5012. Near The Cross/He Never Said A Word/Swing Down The Chariot/His Eye Is On The Sparrow/Earth Has No Sorrow/Looking This Way/I've Been Saved/That's How I Know Jesus/Stand Up For Jesus/Going Home/Where Shall I Be/God Is The Ruler

TLP-7014 - Swing Low - Staple Singers [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP-5014. Born In Bethlehem/Stand By Me/I've Been Scorned/Two Wings/Calling Me/Swing Low/Sit Down Servant/Day Is Passed And Gone/Good News/Let's Go Home/This May Be The Last Time

TLP-7016 - Sunday Morning - Various Artists [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP-5016. All Things Are Possible - Harmonizing Four/Farther Along - Harmonizing Four/It Will Show In Your Face - Sid McCoy/Woman's Love - Sid McCoy/At My Mother's Knee - Sid McCoy/Speak Out Like A Man - Sid McCoy/Jesus Remembers That Day On Calvary - Swan Silvertones/Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Staple Singers/Uncloudy Day - Staple Singers/Amazing Grace - Maceo Woods/Somewhere To Lay My Head - Highway QC's

TLP-7017 - My Prayer - Patterson Singers [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP-5017. God Is Everywhere You Go/Brightly Beams/King Jesus Is My All In All/Day By Day/My Prayer/Will Jesus Be Waiting//When The Saints Go Marching In/I Want To Go To Heaven When I Die/Alright/Great Day Coming/My Lord What A Morning/Deep River

TLP-7019 - Best of the Staple Singers - Staple Singers [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP-5019. Uncloudy Day/I Know I've Got Religion/Will The Circle Be Unbroken/God's Wonderful Love/Low Is The Way/Don't Knock/Let's Go Home/I've Been Scorned/Swing Low/Stand By Me/Pray

TLP-7022 - Black Nativity - Original Cast [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP-5022. Original Cast includes Marion Williams & the Stars of Faith, Princess Stewart, Professor Alex Bradford, and the Bradford Singers. My Way's Cloudy/Most Done Traveling/Baby Born Today/Poor Little Jesus Boy/Mary What You Gonna Name That Pretty Little Baby?/Wasn't That A Mighty Day?/Joy To The World//Christ Is Born/Rise Up Shepherd And Follow/Sweet Little Jesus Boy/Oh Come All Ye Faithful/If Anybody Ask You Who/Go Where I Send Thee

TLP-7029 - You'll Never Walk Alone - Original Blind Boys Of Alabama [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP-5029. You'll Never Walk Alone/Walk With Me/I Got A Home In That Rock/Somebody Bigger Than You And I/Looking Back/In The Garden//Deep River/I've Been ‘Buked/My Lord What A Morning/Rock Sword And Shield/Have Faith/Danny Boy

TLP-7032 - The Lord's Prayer - Patterson Singers [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP-5032. The Sign Of The Judgment/The Lord's Prayer/I've Got To Make It To The Promised Land/Were You There/He Comforts Me/He'll Carry You Through//I'm Saved/I'm Depending/So Glad I Got The Old Time Religion/You Better Run/I Thank The Lord/I'm Moving Up

TLP-7040 - All Men are Made By God - Highway QC'S [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP-5040. Oh Why/Good News/My Cry/Don't Worry About Me/Nearer To Thee/It's Me//One Of These Days/Nobody Knows/This Is My Song/All Men Are Made By God/Walk With Me/I Was So Happy

TLP-7041 - God Is Here - Sallie Martin Singers [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP-5041. God Is Here/Nothing But The Grace Of God/He's In My Heart/Seeking For Me/Let Jesus Come Into Your Heart/Is Your All On The Altar//When He Comes/How Tedious And Tasteless/Help Me Jesus/Closer To Jesus/I Was Glad When They Said To Me/Jesus I Love You

TLP-7043 - Greatest Gospel Songs of Our Times - Various Artists [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP-5043. All Things Are Possible/Uncloudy Day/Mary Don't You Weep/Near The Cross/Milky White Way/Amazing Grace/Too Close To Heaven/Swing Low Sweet Chariot/Wade In The Water/Garden Of Prayer/Just A Closer Walk/others

TLP-7046 - Songs of Faith - Patterson Singers [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP-5046. Heavenly Father/Down By The Riverside/When The Saints Go Marching In/He's Got The Whole World/He's Real/Oh, How I Love Jesus//God Is Always The Same/I've Been Redeemed/Oh, My Lord When I Get Home/When He Calls Me/You Oughta Run To Jesus/I Am So Glad

TLP-7049 - Altar Stairs of Song - Wooten Ensemble [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP- 5049. Ride The Chariot/Over My Head/Walk Together Children/Soonah Will Done/I've Been Buked//Sit Down Servant/Praise Ye The Lord/I Heard The Voice/The Hand Of God/Down By The Riverside

TLP-7051 - Best of the Highway QC's - Highway QC's [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP- 5051. Somewhere To Lay My Head/He Said/Pray/Search Me/Behold Thy Mother/Jesus I'm Waiting/I Dreamed Heaven Was Like This/Golden Bells/Oh Lord I Pray/In Time Of Trouble/I'll Be Satisfied/Something On My Mind

TLP-7053 - Garden of Prayer - Maceo Woods [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP-5053. Garden Of Prayer/Keep Trusting/Sweeter as The Day Goes By/Run To Jesus/I've Got A New Born Soul/There Is No Time To Lose//I'll Be Somewhere Listening/Signs Of Judgment/No Time To Lose/if You Miss Me Here/Have You Heard About Joshua/Leaning On The Lord

TLP-7054 - That Old Time Religion - Harmonizing Four [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP- 5054. Old Time Religion/Without Him/Amazing Grace/Tell The Angels/Oh Happy Day//Calvary/Well Done/One Look/Standing There Wondering/Old Rugged Cross

TLP-7057 - He'll Bless Your Soul - Richbourg Singers [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP- 5057. He'll Bless Your Soul/Peace With Thee/Bread Of Heaven/I Must Tell Jesus/Not To The Swift/Jericho//I Will Follow/Rock Of Ages/Blessed Is The Man/Walk On by Faith/None But The Righteous/Without A Song

TLP-7059 - Let's Go to Church Together - Swan Silvertones [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP-5059. Love Lifted Me/Call Him Jesus/Leave Your Burden Here/Cross For Me/I'll Be Satisfied/Send My Child//Look Down The Line/I Thank You Lord/Come To Jesus/Without A Mother/Search Me Lord/Bible Days

TLP-7066 - Wonderful Memories from the Family Prayer Book - Various Artists [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP-5066. Yes Jesus Loves Me/He Never Said A Word/Do You Love Him/God Will Take Care Of You/Is Your All On The Altar/Rock Of Ages//Amazing Grace/Heavenly Father's Children/How Great Thou Art/Swing Low Sweet Chariot/Oh Mary Don't You Weep/The Lord's Prayer

TLP-7067 - Sometimes I'm Happy, Sometimes I'm Sad: The Many Moods of Reverend Maceo Woods - Rev. Maceo Woods [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP-5067. Record jacket and label say "stereo," but record plays mono. Both the jacket copy and the label copy are in error. They give "Somebody Knows" as song 3 on side 1, but it is actually song 6 on side 2. It's Real/Keep In Touch With Jesus/A Long Way To Go/I Want A Crown//After A While/The Lord Bless And Keep You/When The Saints Get Together/Now The Day Is Over/Remember Me/Somebody Knows

TLP-7070 - Let's Break Bread Together - Caravans [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP-5070. Break Bread Together/One Baptism/The Storm Is Passing Over/He's Alive Today/Where Is Your Faith In God/He's All These Things//The Greatest Story Ever Told/I'll Fly Away/Holy Boldness/Railway To Heaven/Great Joy/Bread Of Heaven

TLP-7071 - Sing from the Top of the Hill - Highway QC's [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP- 5071. The Way Up The Hill/How I Love Jesus/I'll Trust His Word/He Lifted My Burdens/I Don't Want To Be Lost/All Men Are Made By God//Do You Love Him/Sad How They Done My Lord/Behold Thy Mother/Child Of God/Teach Me/Lord I'll Go

TLP-7072 - Can I Get a Witness - Blind Boys Of Alabama [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP- 5072. People Don't Sing/I Trust In God/Love Is Like A Prayer/Tell Jesus All/God Specializes/Thank You Jesus//Mother Loves Her Children/Come This Far By Faith/If You Miss Me From Singing/Lord Have Mercy/Old Christian/He's Alright

TLP-7073 - In Memoriam: Waiting at the River - Archie Brownlee with the Original Five Blind Boys [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP-5073. Let's Have Church/I'm Willing To Run/You Don't Know/Where There's A Will/Waiting At The River/Don't Forget The Bridge//I Never Heard A Man/Jesus Loves Me/I'm A Soldier/I'm A Rolling/My Robe Will Fit Me/Oh Why

TLP-7076 - Religion with Rhythm - Lunenberg Travellers [197?] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP- 5076. Bedside Of A Neighbor/Love My Jesus/What Could I Do/Story Of Jesus/Die Easy/Prayer Changes Things//More And More Like Jesus/Jesus Is A Waymaker/Sweet Hour Of Prayer/Go Down Moses/Come Out Of The Wilderness/If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again


SUS-5216 - The Gift of Love - Jerry Butler [1968] Teardrops From My Eyes/Give Me Your Love/Butterfly/Lights Went Out/September Song/Don't Take Your Love/Come Back/If You Let Me/I Was Wrong

SUS-5217 - Wondering - Dee Clark [1968] Wondering (E)/Kangaroo Hop (E)/I Just Can't Help Myself [Kool Gents] (E)/Little Red Riding Hood (E)/Gloria (E)//Come To California (E)/What'd I Say (E)/Whispering Grass (Don't Tell The Trees) (E)/Seven Nights (E)/I Can Dream (E)

SUS-5218 - Somethin' Else - Jimmy Reed [1968] Go On To School/My First Plea/Little Rain/You're Something Else/String To Your Heart/Odds & Ends/Moon Is Rising/Down In Virginia/Meet Me In Your Home Town/I Was So Wrong

SUS-5220 - I Need You So - Betty Everett [1968] I Need You So/Hands Off/June Night/Hound Dog/I Can't Stand It/Love is Strange/Down in the Country/Prince of Players/It Hurts/Ain't That Lovin' You Baby

SUS-5234 - Explosive Eddie Harris - Eddie Harris [1969] The Exodus Song/Just Freinds/Willow Weep For Me/Fantastic Waltz/Mighty Lak A Rose//Spartacus/My Buddy/Sally T./Bye Bye Blackbird/Hazing


LP2-100 - Old Favorites Compiled By Jim Lowe - Various Artists [1968] (2-LP set) Notation on back of jacket suggests that this LP is "For local distribution only in Texas." It was put out by JLP Productions, 9915 E. Lake Highlands Dr., Dallas TX 75218, and pressed by A+R Record Manufacturing Corporation, Dallas, Texas. Many of these songs are repeats of Kats Karavan/Vee-Jay LP-100. Album title on the label is given as 24 Old Favorites and on the back of the album jacket as 24 Rockin' Blues of the 50's. Disc 1: All Nite Long - Rusty Bryant Band/Play It Cool - Spaniels/Your Tender Lips - Clovers/Honest I Do - Jimmy Reed/Over The Mountain, Across The Sea - Johnnie & Joe/My Lovin' Baby - El Dorados//One Mint Julep - Clovers/It Was A Tear - Drifters/Sincerely - Moonglows/Money Honey - Drifters/You Can Make It If You Try - Gene Allison/Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite - Spaniels; Disc 2: Ends And Odds - Jimmy Reed/White Silver Sands - Brother Dave Gardner/Down On The Farm - Big Al Downing/Mary Lou - Young Jesse/No More Doggin' - Roscoe Gordon/Be Ever Wonderful - Ted Taylor//Okie Dokie Stomp - Clarence Brown/Give Me The Key To Your Heart - Robert & Johnny/Those Lonely, Lonely Nights - Johnny "Guitar" Watson/Cherry Pie - Marvin & Johnny/Signifying Monkey - Smokey Joe/Rockin' Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu - Huey "Piano" Smith


Buddah BDS-4000 "Late Night" Series:

BDS 4001 - The Very Best of Jerry Butler - Jerry Butler [1969] Reissue of Vee-Jay SR-1048. He Will Break Your Heart (S)/For You Precious Love [with the Impressions](S)/Come Back My Love (E)/Rainbow Valley (S)/I'm A Telling You (S)/A Lonely Soldier (S)//Moon River (S)/Find Another Girl (S)/Aware Of Love (S)/The Gift Of Love (E)/Where Do I Turn (S)/Couldn't Go To Sleep (S)

BDS 4002 - The Very Best of John Lee Hooker - John Lee Hooker [1969] Reissue of Vee-Jay SR-1049. Dimples/Boogie Chillun/Little Wheel/Crawlin' King Snake/No Shoes/Tupelo//Drug Store Woman/Boom Boom/Hobo Blues/I'm In The Mood/Whiskey And Wimmen/Dusty Road

Buddah BDS-7500 "First Generation" Series:

BDS-7501 - Little Richard - Little Richard [1969] Reissue of Vee-Jay VJS-1124. Reissued in 1970 as Kama Sutra KSBS-2023. Good Golly Miss Molly/Baby Face/Tutti Frutti/Send Me Some Lovin'/The Girl Can't Help It/Lucille//Slippin' 'N Slidin'/Keep A Knockin'/Rip It Up/She's Got It/Oh My Soul/Long Tall Sally

BDS-7502 - Billy Preston - Billy Preston [1969] Compilation from Vee-Jay VJS-1123 and VJS-1142. Shotgun/Low Down/Slippin' And Slidin'/Drown In My Own Tears/I Am Coming Through/Octopus//My Girl/Soul Meetin'/Let Me Know/Billy's Bag/You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling/Steady Gettin' It

BDS-7503 - Rock and Roll Stars - Various Artists [1970] La Bamba - Ritchie Valens (E)/Donna - Ritchie Valens (E)/Little Bitty Pretty One - Bobby Day (E)/Rockin' Robin - Bobby Day (E)/Mountain Of Love (strings version) - Harold Dorman (E)/Stay - Maurice Williams (E)/Suspicion - Terry Stafford (E)/Venus In Blue Jeans - Jimmy Clanton (E)/Tutti Frutti - Little Richard (Vee-Jay version) (E)/You Talk Too Much - Joe Jones (E)/Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford (E)/Love You So - Ron Holden (E)

BDS-7504 - First Generation: Soul - Various Artists [1969] Every Beat Of My Heart - Pips (E)/He Will Break Your Heart - Jerry Butler (E)/Steal Away - Jimmy Hughes (E)/The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) - Betty Everett (E)/Goodnight My Love - Jesse Belvin (E)/Duke Of Earl - Gene Chandler (E)//A Million To One - Jimmy Charles & Revelletts (E)/Raindrops - Dee Clark (E)/Funny - Maxine Brown (E)/All In My Mind - Maxine Brown (E)/I Like It Like That, Part 2 - Chris Kenner (E)/Ya Ya - Lee Dorsey (E)/Tossin' And Turnin' - Bobby Lewis (E)/You Can Make It If You Try - Gene Allison (E)

BDS-7505 - The Real Folk Blues - Memphis Slim [1969] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP-1012, Memphis Slim at the Gate of Horn. The Come Back/Steppin' Out/Blue And Lonesome/Beer Drinkin' Woman/Slim's Blues/Gotta Find My Baby//Messin' Around/Wish Me Well/My Gal Keeps Me Crying/Lend Me Your Love/Sassy Mae/Mother Earth

BDS-7506 - Big Band Blues - John Lee Hooker [1969] Reissue of Vee-Jay SR-1066, John Lee Hooker on Campus. I'm Leaving/Love Is A Burning Thing/Birmingham Blues/I Want To Shout/Don't Look Back/I Want To Hug You//Poor Me/I Want To Ramble/Half A Stranger/My Grinding Mill/Bottle Up & Go/One Way Ticket

BDS-7507 - Together - Betty Everett & Jerry Butler [1969] Reissue of Vee-Jay VJS-1099. Let It Be Me/Love Is Strange/Just Be True/Since I Don't Have You/It's All Right/Our Day Will Come//Ain't That Loving You Baby/I Can't Stand It/The Way You Do The Things You Do/Let The Good Times Roll/Fever

BDS-7508 - Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Staple Singers [1969] Reissue of Vee-Jay LP-5008. Will The Circle Be Unbroken/Too Close/Come On Up In Glory/Don't Drive Me Away//Don't Knock/So Soon/Somebody Saved Me/Pray On/Downward Road/Let's Go Home

BDS-7509 - Great Groups - Various Artists [1969] Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite - Spaniels (E)/Down The Aisle Of Love - Quin-Tones (E)/Secret Love - Moonglows (E)/Angel Baby - Rosie & Originals (E)/Up On The Mountain - Magnificents (E)/Forever Loving You - El Dorados (E)//Story Untold - Nutmegs (E)/Golden Teardrops - Flamingos (E)/Since I Don't Have You - Skyliners (E)/Dreams Of Contentment - Dells (E)/Could This Be Magic - Dubs (E)/(Crazy Little Mama) At My Front Door - El Dorados (E)/My True Story - Jive Five (E)

BDS-7510 - Blues Jam - Various Artists [1969] Reissue of Exodus EXS-302. Recorded in Breman, Germany, during a European-wide tour of the Festival in 1965. The artists performed in various combinations as indicated (v=vocals, p=piano, g=guitar, b=bass, d=drums, h=harmonica, u=ukelele). Wish Me Well - Memphis Slim (p+v), Willie Dixon (b), Matt "Guitar" Murphy (g), Bill Stepney (d) (E)/I Have No Friends - Big Joe Williams (g+v) (E)/Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues - Willie Dixon (b+v), Memphis Slim (p), Matt Murphy (g), Bill Stepney (d) (E)/Crazy For My Baby - Willie Dixon (b+v), Memphis Slim (p), Matt Murphy (g), Bill Stepney (d) (E)/Grant Spivey - Victoria Spivey (v+u), Willie Dixon (b), Bill Stepney (d) (E)/Matt's Guitar Boogie - Matt Murphy (g), Memphis Slim (p), Willie Dixon (b), Bill Stepney (d) (E)//I Don't Know - Sonny Boy Williamson (v+h), Otis Spann (p), Willie Dixon (b), Bill Stepney (d) (E)/Sonny's Harmonica Boogie - Sonny Boy Williamson (h) (E)/It's Too Late To Cry - Lonnie Johnson (g+v) (E)/Had My Fun - Otis Spann (p+v), Willie Dixon (b), Matt Murphy (g), Bill Stepney (d), Sonny Boy Williamson (h) (E)/Five Long Years - Muddy Waters (g+v), Otis Spann (p), Willie Dixon (b), Bill Stepney (d) (E)/Bye, Bye Blues - Memphis Slin (p+v), jam session with Otis Spann, Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Joe Williams, Victoria Spivey, Lonnie Johnson, Willie Dixon, Matt Murphy, and Bill Stepney


LP-1000 - The Best of the El Dorados, Volume 1 - El Dorados [197?] Baby I Need You/My Loving Baby/Oh What A Girl/Lights Are Low/Now That You're Gone/Rock N Roll's For Me/I Began To Realize/I'll Be Forever Loving You/Annie's Answer/One More Chance/Go! Little Susie/Why Don't You Stop/Boom Diddie Boom

LP-1003 - The Best of the El Dorados, Volume 2 - El Dorados [197?] At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama)/What's Buggin' You Baby/A Fallen Tear/Chop Ling Soon/Bim Bam Boom/There In The Night/A Rose For My Darling/Tears On My Pillow/Three Reasons Why/Little Miss Love/A Lonely Boy/Come On Home

Thanks to Tom Diehl and Mike Spillers.

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