IN THE CAN : MARCH 1954

March 1, 1954 : DALLAS FRAZIER makes his debut as a recording artist. All
four tracks from this session will be released, on two singles. First comes
"Ain't You Had No Bringin' Up At All"/"Space Command" (Capitol 2813, May),
then "Love Life At Fourteen"/"I"m Gonna Move Over Yonder" (Capitol 2895,
August). The location is the Capitol Studio on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood.
Backing by Cousin Herb Henson's Trading Post Gang.

March 1, 1954 : JAMES WAYNES is at Radio Recorders in Hollywood where he
records his next two singles : "All the Drinks Are Gone"/"My Greatest Love"
(Aladdin 3231, release unconfirmed) and "Crying In Vain"/"Lonely Room" 
(Aladdin 3234, April).

March 1, 1954 : SLIM WHITMAN records the song "Rose Marie", from the 1924
musical of the same name. A strange case. In the USA there is no chart
action whatsoever. In the UK, the song is released in July 1954 (London
HL 8061), but doesn't enter the charts until a year later. Eventually,
"Rose Marie" will top the UK charts for eleven consecutive weeks in 1955.
The other side is "We Stood At the Altar", recorded on January 5, 1954.
One other track stems from this March session (held at Radio Station Studio
in Shreveport, Louisiana) : "Heart Full of Love", first released on the LP 
"Slim Whitman And His Singing Guitar, Vol. 2" (London HA-U 2015) in 1956.
Personnel : Sugarfoot Collins (guitar) ; Tinker Fry (steel guitar) ; Curly
Harris (string bass) ; Sonny Harville (piano).
Produced by Lew Chudd.

March 2, 1954 : SAM COOKE and the Soul Stirrers record five tracks in
Hollywood, probably at Master Recorders. The single "Jesus I'll Never Forget"/
"Any Day Now" is released in September on Specialty 868. "He'll Make A Way"
is first issued in 1970 on the LP "Gospel Soul of Sam Cooke with the Soul
Stirrers, Vol. 2" (Specialty SP 2128) and "All Right Now" on the album "That's
Heaven To Me" (Specialty SP 2146, 1970), credited to The Soul Stirrers with
Sam Cooke. Unissued from this session is "Dear Lord".
Personnel : Sam Cooke (lead vocals) ; Paul Foster, S.R. Crain, Jesse Farley,
Bob King, R.B. Robinson (background vocals) ; Faidest Wagoner (piano).
Produced by Art Rupe.

March 2, 1954 : BIG MAYBELLE does another session for OKeh Records in New
York City. "I'm Gettin' 'Long Alright" will be coupled with "My Big Mistake"
(recorded on January 20, 1954) for release on OKeh 7042 in May. "Ain't No
Use" is also released as a single (OKeh 7053, October, c/w "Don't Leave
Poor Me", from a later session, on September 23, 1954). Two other tracks,
"You'll Be Sorry" and "Hair Dressin' Woman" will see their first release
on the double LP "The OKeh Sessions" (Charly CDX 27, UK) in 1983. 
Personnel : Mickey Baker (guitar) ; Lloyd Trotman (bass) ; Sam Taylor
(tenor sax) ; Dave McRae (baritone sax) ; Paul Ricci (alto sax) ; Taft 
Jordan (trumpet) ; Al Williams (piano) ; Jimmy Crawford (drums).
Arranged and conducted by Danny Mendelsohn.

March 2, 1954 : JUNIOR PARKER cuts three songs at the Memphis Recording
Service in Memphis : "Sittin' Drinkin' and Thinkin'", "Sittin' At the Bar"
and "Sittin' At the Window". (Apparently Parker liked to sit.) All three
remained originally unissued. In 1977 the UK label Charly released the LP
"The Legendary Sun Performers : Junior Parker And Billy Love" (CR 30135),
which includes these three recordings.
Personnel : Herman Parker (vocals) ; Pat Hare (guitar) ; Kenneth Banks
(bass) ; Raymond Hill, James Wheeler (tenor saxes) ; Unknown (alto sax) ;
Bill Johnson (piano) ; Houston Stokes (drums).
Produced by Sam Phillips.

March 2, 1954 : A big session by BILLY WARD AND HIS DOMINOES : eight tracks
are recorded at the King Studio in Cincinnati. First released is "I'm Gonna
Move To the Outskirts of Town"/"Tootsie Roll" (Federal 12178, late March).
"Tenderly"/"A Little Lie" (both with lead vocals by Jackie Wilson) follows
already in April (King 1342). "Lonesome Road" is a June release (King 1364,
c/w "Three Coins in the Fountain" from a session on May 25). "Little Black
Rain" is another Federal release (12193, August, c/w "Above Jacob's Ladder",
recorded on October 12, 1953). "Love Me Now Or Let Me Go" appears in April
1955 (Federal 12218, c/w "Cave Man", also from the October 1953 session).
Finally, "St. Louis Blues" is issued belatedly in July 1957 (Federal 12301, 
c/w "One Moment With You", a leftover from December 3, 1953).
The Dominoes are : Jackie Wilson, Billy Ward, Cliff Givens, Milton Merle 
and David McNeal.

March 3, 1954 : TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD records two duets with BETTY HUTTON
for his next single release. "This Must Be the Place"/"The Honeymoon's
Over" is issued on May 17 on Capitol 2809.
Backing by Billy May's orchestra.
Produced by Lee Gillette at the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood.

March 3, 1954 : MERRILL MOORE does his only session of 1954. "Nola Boogie"
is an instrumental, which is coupled with "Fly Right Boogie" (recorded on
December 29, 1953) for release on Capitol 2796 in April. "Ten Ten A.M."/
"Doggie House Boogie" will appear in September (Capitol 2924). "Five Foot
Two, Eyes Of Blue" is saved until September 1955, when it is coupled with
"Hard Top Race" (from a session on January 26, 1953) for single release
(Capitol 3226).
Personnel : Merrill Moore (vocals / piano) ; Jimmie Widener (rhythm guitar)
; Dave Carpenter (steel guitar) ; Bernie Rogers (bass) ; Johnny Duschel
(tiple) ; Johnny Stokes (drums).
Produced by Ken Nelson at the Capitol Studio in Hollywood.

March 5, 1954 : WERLY FAIRBURN's first Capitol session results in two
singles : "Good Deal Lucille"/"Baby He's A Wolf" (Capitol 2770, April)
and "Love Spelled Backwards Is Evol"/"Nothin' But Lovin'" (Capitol 2844,
June). The location is New Orleans.
Personnel : Werly Fairburn (vocals / guitar) ; poss. Johnny Bonvillian
(steel guitar) ; poss. Joe Martin (bass) ; Unknown (fiddle).

March 6, 1954 : RAY PRICE records his next two singles at the Castle 
Studio in Nashville. "Much Too Young To Die"/"I Love You So Much I Let 
You Go" is released on May 10 (Columbia 21249) and reaches # 13 on the 
country charts. "I Could Love You More"/"What If He Don't Love You" 
follows on August 28 (Columbia 21299).
Personnel : Grady Martin, Hank Garland, Sherman Collins, Rusty Gabbard
(guitars) ; Don Helms (steel guitar) ; Kenny Carlisle (bass) ; Marvin
Hughes (piano) ; Jerry Rivers (fiddle) ; Farris Coursey (drums).
Produced by Don Law.

March 9, 1954 : BOB WILLS and his Texas Playboys record six tracks at
Radio Recorders in Hollywood. "Texas Blues" is the A-side of a single
released in July (MGM 11767). "I've Got A New Road Under My Wheels" is
an October release (MGM 11832). "Cadillac In Model A"/"Waltzing in Old
San Antone" follows in November (MGM 11883). "So Long, I'll See You 
Later"/"I Live For You" is saved until April 1955 for release on MGM
11985.
Lee Ross is the lead vocalist on all tracks, except for "Cadillac In 
Model A" (Billy Jack Wills).
Personnel : Bob Wills (fiddle) ; Eldon Shamblin (guitar) ; Lee Ross
(vocals / bass) ; Billy Jack Wills (vocals / bass) ; Billy Bowman (steel 
guitar) ; Claude Powell (banjo) ; Louis Tierney (fiddle /sax) ; Johnny 
Megetto (drums).

March 11, 1954 : Four-track session by THE SPIDERS at the J&M Studio in
New Orleans. "I'll Stop Crying" becomes the B-side of "Tears Began To Flow"
(recorded on January 19, 1954) and will appear on Imperial 5280 in April.
"Mmm mmm Baby" will be coupled with "The Real Thing" (from a session on
August 3, 1954) for release on Imperial 5305 in September. "Love's All
I'm Putting Down" and "Why Do I Love You" have to wait until 1992 for a
release, on the 2-CD "The Imperial Sessions" (Bear Family BCD 15673).
The Spiders are: Chuck Carbo, Chick Carbo, Joe Maxon, Matthew West and
Oliver Howard.
Produced by Dave Bartholomew whose band also provides the backing. 

March 12, 1954 : The vocal group THE CHECKERS records their next two 
singles at the King Studio in Cincinnati. "Don't Stop Dan"/"House With 
No Windows" appears in April (King 4710), "You've Been Fooling Around"/
"Over the Rainbow" in June (King 4719). "Don't Stop Dan" is a belated 
answer to "Sixty Minute Man". The lead singer on this track is Bill Brown, 
who also sang the lead part on the Dominoes original.
The Checkers are : Bill Brown, Buddy Brewer, Teddy Williams and Dave
Baughan.
Produced by Henry Glover.

March 12, 1954 : The final Specialty session by JOE LIGGINS yields four
tracks. "Make Love To Me" and "Tears On My Pillow" are coupled for release
on Specialty 492 in April. "Do You Love Me Pretty Baby" follows in August
(Specialty 529, c/w "Whisky, Women and Loaded Dice", recorded on June 8,
1953). "Tenderly" stays in the vaults until 1992, when it in included on
the CD "Dripper's Boogie" (Specialty SPCD 7025).
Personnel : Joe Liggins (vocals / piano) ; Harold Grant (guitar) ; Teddy
Shirley (bass) ; Floyd Turnham, Jr. (sax / clarinet) ; Lawrence Lofton 
(trombone) ; Earl Carter (drums) ; Candy Rivers (vocals on "Tenderly" 
and harmony vocals on "Make Love To Me").
Produced by Art Rupe at Universal Recorders in Hollywood.

March 13, 1954 : Another Specialty session, this time at the J&M Studio
in New Orleans. Singer WILLIE JOHNSON records the single "Say Baby"/
"That Night" (Specialty 493), for release in May.

March 13, 1954 : OTIS WILLIAMS and the Charms do a four-song session at
the King Studio in Cincinnati. Selected as their new single are "Quiet 
Please" and "Fifty-five Seconds" (DeLuxe 6050, April). The other two 
tracks are also released back to back, but somewhat later, in May 1955 :
"It's You, You, You"/"One Fine Day" (DeLuxe 6089).
Produced by Henry Glover.

March 14, 1954 : FATS DOMINO records his next single, "Baby Please"/"Where 
Did You Stay" (Imperial 5283, first week of May) and "You Can Pack Your
Suitcase", the A-side of the subsequent single (Imperial 5301, August,
c/w "I Lived My Life", recorded on July 10, 1954).
Personnel : Fats Domino (vocals / piano) ; Walter 'Papoose' Nelson (guitar) ;
Frank Fields (bass) ; Lee Allen, Herb Hardesty (tenor saxes) ; Cornelius
Coleman (drums).
Produced by Dave Bartholomew at the J&M Studio in New Orleans.

March 14, 1954 : CLYDE McPHATTER AND THE DRIFTERS record four tracks at 
the Atlantic Studio in New York City. "Someday You'll Want Me To Want You" 
will be released in October (Atlantic 1043), as the B-side of "Bip Bam" 
(recorded on November 12, 1953). The other tracks will appear several years
later, under the name of Clyde McPhatter : "Try Try Baby" in June 1959
(Atlantic 2028), "There You Go" in October 1959 (Atlantic 2038) and "If I
Didn't Love You Like I Do" in November 1960 (Atlantic 2082).
Personnel : Clyde McPhatter (lead vocals) ; Gerhart Thrasher, Charlie Hughes,
Bill Pinkney (background vocals) ; Mickey Baker (guitar) ; Lloyd Trotman
(bass) ; Sam Taylor (sax) ; Al Williams (piano) ; Chris Columbus (drums).
Produced by Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler.

March 15, 1954 : The vocal group THE CHORDS records the original version 
of "Sh-Boom" (Cat 104, April). Originally the other side (intended as the
A-side) is "Cross Over the Bridge", but in June it is replaced by "Little 
Maiden". Both songs also stem from this session. The single will reach # 2 
on the R&B charts and # 5 on the pop charts (outsold by a white cover by the 
Crew Cuts). A fourth track, "Hold Me, Never Let Me Go", is still lingering
in the vaults.
The Chords are: Carl Feaster, Claude Feaster, Jimmy Keyes, Floyd McRae and
William Edwards. Sam Taylor plays the sax, more details unknown.
Arranged and conducted by Howard Biggs. Produced by Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry
Wexler in New York City.

March 16, 1954 : MEMPHIS SLIM and his House Rockers record seven tracks in
Chicago. "Sassy Mae" and "Wish Me Well" are coupled for single release in 
May (United 176). "Four Years Of Torment" will also be issued as a single
(United 182, September, c/w "I Love My Baby" recorded on July 30, 1953).
"Banana Oil" and "Little Piece Of Mind" see their first release in 1978, 
on the LP "Memphis Slim U.S.A." (Pearl PL-10). A first attempt at "Got To 
Find My Baby" is eventually released on a CD also called "Memphis Slim
U.S.A." (Delmark DE-710) in 1998. "Chocolate Colored Baby" has never been
issued.
Personnel : Memphis Slim (vocals / piano) ; Matt Murphy (guitar) ; Henry
Taylor (bass) ; Jim Conley, Neal Green (tenor saxes) ; Otho Allen (drums). 

March 16, 1954 : The second session of THE PLATTERS (at an unknown studio
in Hollywood) yields two singles : "Beer Barrel Boogie"/"Roses of Picardy" 
(Federal 12181, April) and "Tell the World"/"Love All Night" (Federal 12188, 
June).
At this time the Platters are : Tony Williams (lead), David Lynch,
Alex Hodge and Herb Reed.

March 16, 1954 : Another Capitol session by FARON YOUNG. "They Made Me 
Fall In Love With You" is released in April (Capitol 2780), coupled with
"You're Right (But I Wish You Were Wrong)", which was laid down on December
20, 1953. "If You Ain't Lovin" (You Ain't Livin'")/"If That's the Fashion"
will follow on October 28 and will peak at # 2 on the country charts. 
A first attempt at "I've Got Five Dollars and it's Saturday Night" stays
in the vaults until Bear Family issues the 5-CD set "Faron Young : The
Classic Years, 1952-62" (Bear Family BCD 15493) in 1991.
Personnel : Chet Atkins or Grady Martin (electric guitar) ; Jack Shook 
(acoustic guitar) ; Lightnin' Chance (bass / percussion) ; Bob Foster
(steel guitar) ; poss. Marvin Hughes (piano) ; Tommy Vaden (fiddle).
Produced by Ken Nelson at the Castle Studio in Nashville.

March 17, 1954 : DUB DICKERSON records his next single, "Count Me In"/
"You Started It All" (Capitol 2821, June). Also "Look, Look, Look", for
release on Capitol 2947 in October (B-side of "My Gal Gertie", recorded 
on September 24, 1953). "No One Could Ever Love You" has to wait for a
release until 2000, on the CD "Boppin' in the Dark" (Bear Family BCD 
16372).
Produced by Ken Nelson at the Castle Studio, the Tulane Hotel, Nashville.

March 17, 1954 : PIANO RED (Willie Perryman) does an afternoon session
at RCA Victor Studio 1 in New York City. "Decatur Street Blues" /"Big 
Rock Joe From Kokomo" is the resulting single, released on Groove G-0023
in July. A third track, "I Ain't Fattening Frogs For Snakes" stays in the 
vaults until the release of the 4-CD set "The Doctor's In" (Bear Family 
BCD 15685) in 1993.
Personnel : Piano Red (vocals / piano) ; Rene Hall (guitar) ; Edward Small
(bass) ; Buddy Lucas (sax) ; Marty Wilson (drums).
Arranged by Leroy Kirkland. Produced by Danny Kessler.

March 21, 1954 : CHUCK MURPHY records two singles at the Castle Studio
in Nashville. First released is "Hocus Pocus"/"Hard Headed" (Columbia
21258, June). "Rhythm Hall"/"Riding the Sunshine" follows in October on
Columbia 21305.
Personnel : Chuck Murphy (vocals / piano) ; Hardrock Gunter, Huel Murphy
(guitars) ; Ernie Newton (bass) ; Farris Coursey (drums).
Produced by Don Law.

March 21, 1954 : One of the strangest records in the Atlantic catalog is
waxed on this day : "Oh That'll Be Joyful" by JESSE STONE (Atlantic 1028,
April). The lower deck, "Runaway", is an instrumental, also recorded at
this session.
Personnel : Jesse Stone, Millie Bosman (vocals) ; Mickey Baker (guitar) ;
Lloyd Trotman (bass) ; Sam Taylor (tenor sax) ; Dave McRae (alto sax) ;
Taft Jordan (trumpet) ; Al Williams (piano) ; Joe Marshall (drums).
Unknown (vocal ensemble).
Arranged by Jesse Stone. Produced by Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler in 
New York City.

March 23, 1954 : PERCY MAYFIELD is at Universal Recorders in Hollywood
to record four songs. Two of them are coupled for single release : "You 
Don't Exist No More"/"Sugar Mama, Peachy Papa" (Specialty 499, July).
The B-side is a duet with Joy Hamilton. "Nightmare" is first released 
in 1990 on the CD "Percy Mayfield : Poet of the Blues" (Specialty SPCD 
7001) and "It's Good To See You Baby" in 1992 on the CD "Percy Mayfield,
Vol. 2 : Memory Pain" (Specialty SPCD 7027).
Personnel : Herman Mitchell (guitar) ; Ralph Hamilton (bass) ; Maxwell
Davis (tenor sax / arranger) ; Bumps Myers (tenor sax) ; Floyd Turnham
(baritone sax) ; Jewell Grant (alto sax) ; Willard McDaniel (piano) ; 
Jesse Sailes (drums).
Produced by Art Rupe.

March 23, 1954 : HANK THOMPSON records material for two singles at the
Capitol Studio in Hollywood. "Jersey Bounce"/"Sunrise Serenade" is an
April release (Capitol 2792). "Johnson Rag"/"Dardanella" will appear in
December (Capitol 2998).
Personnel : Hank Thompson (vocals / guitar) ; Billy Gray (guitar / leader)
; Floyd White, Wayma Whitewing (steel guitars) ; Billy Briggs Stewart
(bass) ; Gil Baca (piano) ; Dubert Dobson (trumpet) ; Amos Hedrick, Bob
White (fiddles) ; Roy Harte (drums).
Produced by Ken Nelson.

March 24, 1954 : LaVERN BAKER cuts four tracks at the Atlantic studio 
in New York City. Her new single is "I Can't Hold Out Any Longer"/"I'm 
Living My Life For You" (Atlantic 1030, May). "I'm In A Crying Mood" 
will get a place on the LP "LaVern" (Atlantic LP 8002) in 1956. "Stop 
Pulling On My Man" remains in the vaults until this day.
Personnel : Mickey Baker (guitar) ; Lloyd Trotman (bass) ; Sam Taylor
(tenor sax) ; Dave McRae (baritone sax) ; Taft Jordan (trumpet) ; Al
Williams (piano) ; Joe Marshall (drums).
Arranged and conducted by Jesse Stone. Produced by Ahmet Ertegun and
Jerry Wexler.

March 24, 1954 : Sixteen-year old WANDA JACKSON makes her debut as a 
recording artist, at the Decca Recording Studio in Hollywood. "Lovin'
Country Style"/"You Can't Have My Love" becomes her first single (Decca
29140, May). "The Right To Love"/"If You Knew What I Know" will follow
in August (Decca 29253). "The Heart You Could Have Had" is saved until
December 1956 for release on Decca 30153 (c/w "You Won't Forget", from 
a session on December 8, 1955). 
Personnel : Billy Strange (guitar) ; Billy Gray (guitar / recitation on
"You Can't Have My Love") ; Billy Stewart (bass) ; Gilbert Baca (piano) ;
Amos Hedrick (fiddle) ; Roy Harte (drums).
Produced by Tom Mack.

March 26, 1954 : At the J&M Studio in New Orleans, EARL KING records a
single that will be credited to THE KINGS. "'Til I Say Well Done"/"What
Can I Do" is released on Specialty 497 in June.
Personnel : Earl King (vocals / guitar) ; Roland Cook (vocals) ; Peter 
Badie (bass) ; Huey Smith (piano) ; Lee Allen (tenor sax) ; Earl Palmer
(drums).
Produced by Art Rupe.

March 26, 1954 : AMOS MILBURN is at Radio Recorders in Hollywood where 
he records three songs. "Milk and Water" is chosen as the A-side of his 
next single (Aladdin 3240, May, c/w "I'm Still A Fool For You" from a 
session on August 21, 1952). "Baby Baby All the Time" is the subsequent 
single, issued on Aladdin 3248 in July (c/w "Glory of Love", recorded on 
September 21, 1950). "After While" is first released on the French LP 
"13 Unreleased Masters" (Pathe Marconi 1546701) in 1983. 
Arranged by Maxwell Davis.

March 26, 1954 : Saxophonist RED PRYSOCK records four instrumentals, to
be released on two singles. "Jump, Red, Jump"/"Body and Soul" is issued
on Mercury 70367 in May and "Happy Feet"/"Blow Your Horn" on Mercury 
70419 in July. The location is Fine Sound Studios in New York City.
Personnel : Red Prysock (tenor sax) ; Clarence Wright (baritone sax) ; 
Donald Cole (trombone) ; Joe Jordan (trumpet) ; James Neeley (piano) ;
Herbert Gordy (bass) ; Roland Johnson (vibraphone) ; Cornelius Thomas
(drums).

March 29, 1954 : JOHNNIE RAY is at the Columbia Recording Studio in New 
York City where he cuts three songs. "Hernando's Hideaway"/"Hey There" is 
released on April 12 (Columbia 40224). The A-side will peak at # 14 in the 
USA and # 11 in the UK, where the B-side is an even bigger hit, reaching
# 5. "Going - Going - Gone!" is the lower deck of the subsequent single 
(Columbia 40252, release date June 7) ; the other side is "To Ev'ry Girl - 
To Ev'ry Boy (The Meaning Of Love)", from a session on February 16, 1954.
Orchestra conducted by Joe Reisman. Produced by Mitch Miller.

March 30, 1954 : A marathon session by LITTLE MILTON will result in the
release of two singles : "If You Love Me"/"Alone And Blue" (Sun 200, April
15) and "Homesick For My Baby"/"Lookin' For My Baby" (Sun 220, June 21,
1955). Seven other songs are recorded, all released at later dates,
between 1976 and 1998, on various compilations.
Personnel : Milton Campbell (vocals / guitar) ; Cleophus Robinson (bass) ;
prob. Jesse Knight, Jr. (electric bass) ; Ike Turner (piano) ; C.W. Tate
(tenor sax) ; Lawrence Taylor (alto sax) ; Lonnie Will Haynes (drums).
Produced by Sam Phillips at the Memphis Recording Service in Memphis.

March 31, 1954 : NAPPY BROWN does a four-song session in New York City,
resulting in two singles. First released is "That Man"/"I Wonder" (Savoy
1129, May), followed by "Is It True, Is It True"/"Two Faced Woman" (Savoy
1135, October).
Personnel : Mickey Baker (guitar) ; Abie Baker (bass) ; Al Sears, Sam 
Taylor (tenor saxes) ; George Berg (baritone sax) ; Howard Biggs (piano / 
arranger) ; Jimmy Crawford (drums). 

March 1954, unknown date : THE CREW-CUTS record their first disc, "Crazy
'Bout Ya Baby"/"Angela Mia", which is released on Mercury 70341 at the end
of April. A # 8 pop hit. Location : Universal Recording Studios, Chicago.
The Crew-Cuts are : John Perkins, Ray Perkins, Pat Barrett and Rudy Maugeri.
Backing by David Carroll and his orchestra.

March 1954, unknown date : HOWLIN' WOLF records his next single, "Rocking
Daddy"/"No Place To Go" (Chess 1566, May) and two tracks that are saved
until 1967 for inclusion on the LP "More Real Folk Blues" (Chess LP 1512) :
"I'm the Wolf" and "Neighbors". Location is the Chess studio in Chicago.
Personnel : Howlin' Wolf (Chester Burnett) (vocals / harmonica) ; Lee
Cooper (guitar) ; Willie Dixon (bass) ; Otis Spann (piano) ; Fred Below
(drums). 

March 1954, unknown date : In Clarksdale, Mississippi, DENNIS BINDER
records three tracks with Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm. The single
"I Miss You So"/"Early Times" is released on Modern 930 in May. "You Got 
Me Way Down Here" is first issued in 1980 on the LP "Ike Turner and his 
Kings of Rhythm" (Ace CH 22, UK), which also includes the other two tracks.
Personnel : Ike Turner (guitar / piano / producer) ; Jesse Knight Jr. 
(bass) ; Eugene Fox, Bobby Fields, Raymond Hill (tenor saxes) ; Willie 
Sims (drums).

March 1954, unknown date : IKE TURNER (guitar) and his orchestra record
four instrumental tracks in Clarksdale, Mississippi. "Loosely"/"Cubano
Jump" appears in May on Flair 1040 and "Cuban Get Away"/"Go To It" in
March 1955, on Flair 1059.

With thanks to Bear Family, Steve Walker and Henk Gorter.

Additions and corrections welcome.
Dik

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