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B.B. King
''THREE O'CLOCK BLUES
Composer: - Jules Taub-B.B. King
Publisher: - Modern Publishing
Matrix number: - MM 1682
Recorded: - September 1951 / Probably May 27, 1951
YMCA, 245 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - October 1951
First appearance: - RPM Records (S) 78rpm standard single RPM 339-A mono
THREE O'CLOCK BLUES / THAT AIN'T THE WAY TO DO IT
Reissued: - 2002 Ace Records (CD) 500/200rpm CDCHM2 835-2-13 mono digital
B.B. KING - THE MODERN RECORDINGS 1950 - 1951

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
B.B. King - Vocal and Guitar
Richard Sanders - Tenor Sax
Phineas Newborn Jr. - Piano
Calvin Newborn - Guitar
Unknown - Baritone Sax
Phineas Newborn Sr. - Drums
Adolph "Billy" Duncan - Tenor Sax
Johnny Ace - Piano
Earl Forrest – Drums

Original session master tapes have never been found for "Three O'Clock Blues", "That Ain't The Way To Do It" and "She Don't Move Me No More" These sides were probably cut in September at the YMCA, 254 South Lauderdale in Memphis, Tennessee, after the Biharis dispute with Sam Phillips in the summer of 1951.  As a result of a feud between Phillips and Modern over Sam handing Jackie Brenston's "Rocket 88" to Chess Records, the Biharis eschewed the use of Phillips' studio that September to cut what would be King's national breakthrough, "Three O'Clock Blues". "When they would come in town, usually they would bring portable equipment like Ampex 600s, things like that", said King, whose backing cast for the session included illfated pianist Johnny Ace, Sanders and Billy Duncan on saxes, and drummer Earl Forrest. "And they would set them up in any vacant place that we could find. In fact, when we made "Three O'Clock Blues", we made it at the YMCA''.

B.B. King had assembled a splendid crew of up-and-coming musicians for local gigs that he dubbed the Blues Boys. "The group first was mine, and then it was called the Beale Streeters after that," he explained. "The Beale Streeters, at that time, consisted of Richard Sanders, Johnny Ace was the piano player - his name   was John Alexander, but he later started making records under his own name with the Beale Streeters.

In fact, the whole group was the group that I put together when we made ''Three O'Clock Blues''. But when ''Three O'Clock Blues'' became a hit and I started to work out of a booking agency called Shaw Artists Corporation, and Universal (Attractions), they didn't want me to have a band. They wanted me alone''. 
So I left the band, and when I did, gave it to Johnny Ace. And that's when he changed it. Instead of calling it the Blues Boys as it had been, he started calling it the Beale Streeters."

B.B. picked up "Three O'Clock Blues" from fellow blues guitar master Lowell Folson, who scored his own first national hit with it in late 1948. B.B's did even better, topping the Billboard's rhythm and blues charts for five weeks in February and March of 1952. (CE)(MH)

 
B.B. King
''THAT AIN'T THE WAY TO DO IT'' - B.M.I. - 2:16
Composer: - Riley B. King-Jules Taub
Publisher: - Modern Publishing
Matrix number: - MM 1683 Take 1
Recorded: - September 1951 / Probably May 27, 1951
YMCA, 245 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - October 1951
First appearance: - RPM Records (S) 78rpm standard single RPM 339-B mono
THAT AIN'T THE WAY TO DO IT / THREE O'CLOCK BLUES
Reissued: - 2002 Ace Records (CD) 500/200rpm CDCHM2 835-2-14 mono digital
B.B. KING - THE MODERN RECORDINGS 1950 - 1951

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
B.B. King - Vocal and Guitar
Richard Sanders - Tenor Sax
Phineas Newborn Jr. - Piano
Calvin Newborn - Guitar
Unknown - Baritone Sax
Phineas Newborn Sr. - Drums
Adolph "Billy" Duncan - Tenor Sax
Johnny Ace - Piano
Earl Forrest – Drums

"That Ain't The Way To Do It", is a playful romp highly reminescent of Louis Jordan's "Ain't That Just Like A Woman" (the ebullient alto saxman was another primary King influence).

 
Rosco Gordon
"BOOTED" - B.M.I. - 3:09
Composer: - Rosco Gordon
Publisher: - Modern Music
Matrix number: - MM 1744
Recorded: - December 3, 1951
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - January 1952
First appearance: - RPM Records (S) 78rpm RPM 344-A mono
BOOTED / COLD COLD WINTER
Reissued: - 1998 Ace Records (CD) 500/200rpm CDCHD 694-8 mono digital
ROSCO GORDON - THE BEST OF THE RPM YEARS

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Rosco Gordon - Vocal and Piano
Willie Sims - Saxophone
Willie Wilkes - Saxophone
John Murry Daley - Drums
More Details Unknown

Rosco Gordon's name is misspelled on all RPM labels.

 
Rosco Gordon
"COLD COLD WINTER" - B.M.I. - 3:12
Composer: - Rosco Gordon-Jules taub
Publisher: - Modern Music
Matrix number: - MM 1745
Recorded: - December 3, 1951
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union nAvenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - January 1952
First appearance: - First appearance: RPM Records (S) 78rpm RPM 344-B mono
COLD COLD WINTER / BOOTED
Reissued: - 1998 Ace Records (CD) 500/200rpm CDCHD 694-9 mono digital
ROSCO GORDON - THE BEST OF THE RPM YEARS

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Rosco Gordon - Vocal and Piano
Willie Sims - Saxophone
Willie Wilkes - Saxophone
John Murry Daley - Drums
More Details Unknown

Rosco Gordon's name is misspelled on all RPM labels.

 
B.B. King
''FINE LOOKIN' WOMAN'' - B.M.I. - 2:20
Composer: - Riley B. King-Jules Taub
Publisher: - BMG Music Publishing Limited
Matrix number: - MM 1491 - Take 2
Recorded: - January 8, 1951
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1952
First appearance: - RPM Records (S) 78rpm standard single RPM 348-A mono
FINE LOOKIN' WOMAN / B.B. BOOGIE
Reissued: - 2002 Ace Records (CD) 500/200rpm CDCHM2 835-2-3 mono
B.B. KING - THE MODERN RECORDINGS 1950 - 1951

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
B.B. King - Vocal and guitar
Solomon Hardy - Sax
Ford Nelson - Piano
James "Shinny" Walker - Bass
E.A. Kemp – Drums

 
B.B. King
''SHE DON'T MOVE ME NO MORE'' - B.M.I. - 3:11
Composer: - Riley B. King
Publisher: - BMG Music Publishing Limited
Matrix number: - MM 1752 - Unknown Take
Recorded: - September 1951 / Probably May 27, 1951
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1952
First appearance: - RPM Records (S) 78rpm standard single RPM 348-B mono
SHE DON'T MOVE ME NO MORE / FINE LOOKIN' WOMAN
Reissued: - 2002 Ace Records (CD) 500/200rpm CDCHM2 835-2-16 mono
B.B. KING - THE MODERN RECORDINGS 1950 - 1951

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
B.B. King - Vocal and Guitar
Richard Sanders - Tenor Sax
Phineas Newborn Jr. - Piano
Calvin Newborn - Guitar
Unknown - Baritone Sax
Phineas Newborn Sr. - Drums
Adolph "Billy" Duncan - Tenor Sax
Johnny Ace - Piano
Earl Forrest – Drums

 
Rosco Gordon
''NO MORE DOGGIN''' – B.M.I. - 3:11
Composer: - Rosco Gordon-Jules Taub
Publisher: - Modern Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - MM 1786
Recorded: - March 1952
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - March 22, 1952
First appearance: - RPM Records (S) 78rpm RPM 350-A mono
NO MORE DOGGIN' / MARIA
Reissued: - Ace Records (CD) 500/200rpm CDCHD 694-1 mono digital
ROSCO GORDON - THE BEST OF THE RPM YEARS

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Rosco Gordon – Vocal & Piano
Probably the next musicians:
Billy ''Red'' Love - Piano
Pat Hare - Guitar
Willie Wilkes - Tenor Saxophone
Richard Sanders - Baritone Saxophone
Adolph Duncan - Tenor Saxophone
Tuff Green - Bass

Rosco Gordon's name is misspelled on all RPM labels.

''I got a girlfriend, Pete'', said recalled Rosco Gordon. ''I took her with me to the dance. I meet another girl,  Peggy. So Pete's sitting on the piano stool beside me. So I know her time is up. So I begin to sing, 'No more  diggin', fooling around with you...'. Told the tenor player to take it up. And the next day we made the record  ''No More Diggin'''. Ike Turner set up the thing at Tuff Green's house because of the Bihari Brothers' spats  with Sam Phillips and Chess. I did ''No More Diggin'''and B.B. King did ''Three O'Clock Blues'' the same  day. (CE)

 
Rosco Gordon
''MARIA'' – B.M.I. - 2:34
Composer: - Rosco Gordon
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - MM 1787
Recorded: - March 1952
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - March 22, 1952
First appearance: - RPM Records (S) 78rpm RPM 350-A mono
MARIA / NO MORE DOGGIN'
Reissued: - Ace Records (CD) 500/200rpm CDCHD 694-10 mono digital
ROSCO GORDON - THE BEST OF THE RPM YEARS

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Rosco Gordon – Vocal & Piano
Probably the next musicians:
Billy ''Red'' Love - Piano
Pat Hare - Guitar
Willie Wilkes - Tenor Saxophone
Richard Sanders - Baritone Saxophone
Adolph Duncan - Tenor Saxophone
Tuff Green - Bass

Rosco Gordon's name is misspelled on all RPM labels.

 
Rosco Gordon
''NEW ORLEANS WIMMEN'' – B.M.I. - 2:34
Composer: - Rosco Gordon-Jules Taub
Publisher: - Modern Music
Matrix number: - MM 1845
Recorded: - Probably March 1952
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1952
First appearance: RPM Records (S) 78rpm RPM 358-A mono
NEW ORLEANS WIMMEN / I REMEMBER YOUR KISSES
Reissued: - 1998 Ace Records (CD) 500/200rpm CDCHD 694-11 mono digital
ROSCO GORDON - THE BEST OF THE RPM YEARS

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Rosco Gordon - Vocal & Piano
Probably The Beale Streeters:
Johnny Ace - Piano
Bobby Bland - Guitar
Billy Duncan - Saxophone
Earl Forrest - Drums

Rosco Gordon's name is misspelled on all RPM labels.

 
Rosco Gordon
''I REMEMBER YOUR KISSES'' – B.M.I. - 3:03
Composer: - Rosco Gordon-Jules Taub
Publisher: - Modern Music
Matrix number: - MM 1841
Recorded: - Probably March 1952
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1952
First appearance: -  First appearance: RPM Records (S) 78rpm RPM 358-B mono
I REMEMBER YOUR KISSES / NEW ORLEANS WIMMEN
Reissued: - 1998 Ace Records (CD) 500/200rpm CDCHD 694-12 mono digital
ROSCO GORDON - THE BEST OF THE RPM YEARS

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Rosco Gordon - Vocal & Piano
Probably The Beale Streeters:
Johnny Ace - Piano
Bobby Bland - Guitar
Billy Duncan - Saxophone
Earl Forrest - Drums

Rosco Gordon's name is misspelled on all RPM labels.

 
 
 
 
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