CONTAINS
 
RPM 324-327-330-336-338 Audio Series
 
For Biographies of Artists see: > The Sun Biographies <
RPM recordings can be heard on the playlist from 706 Union Avenue Sessions on > YouTube <
This page is too long, so it may take long before he is loaded (15 sec)
Rosco Gordon
''OUCH PRETTY BABY'' - B.M.I. - 2:51
Composer: - Rosco Gordon-Jules Taub
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - 1555
Recorded: - April 1951
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - August 1951
First appearance: - RPM Records (S) 78rpm standard single RPM 324-A mono
OUCH! PRETTY BABY / SADDLED THE COW
Reissued: - 1998 Ace Records (CD) 500/200rpm CDCHD 694-4 mono digital
ROSCO GORDON - THE BEST OF THE RPM YEARS

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Rosco Gordon - Vocal & Piano
Probably Ray Jones - Alt Saxophone
Probably Man Son or Murry Daley - Drums
More Details Unknown

Rosco Gordon's name is misspelled on all RPM labels.
Rosco Gordon
''SADDLED THE COW'' - B.M.I. - 3:11
Composer: - Rosco Gordon-Jules Taub
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - 1556
Recorded: - April 1951
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - August 1951
First appearance: - RPM Records (S) 78rpm standard single RPM 324-B mono
SADDLED THE COW / OUCH! PRETTY BABY
Reissued: - 1998 Ace Records (CD) 500/200rpm CDCHD 694-5 mono digital
ROSCO GORDON - THE BEST OF THE RPM YEARS

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Rosco Gordon - Vocal & Piano
Probably Ray Jones - Alt Saxophone
Probably Man Son or Murry Daley - Drums
More Details Unknown

Rosco Gordon's name is misspelled on all RPM labels.
Willie Nix
''LONESOME BEDROOM BLUES'' - B.M.I. - 2:30
Composer: - Willie Nix-Jules Taub
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - 1608
Recorded: - July 1951
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - Fall 1951
First appearance: - RPM Records (S) 78rpm standard single RPM 327-A mono
LONESOME BEDROOM BLUES / TRY ME ONE MORE TIME

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Willie Nix - Vocal & Drums
More Details Unknown
Willie Nix
''TRY ME ONE MORE TIME'' - B.M.I. - 2:41
Composer: - Willie Nix-Jules Taub
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - 1609
Recorded: - July 1951
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - Fall 1951
First appearance: - RPM Records (S) 78rpm standard single RPM 327-B mono
TRY ME ONE MORE TIME / LONESOME BEDROOM BLUES

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Willie Nix - Vocal & Drums
More Details Unknown
B.B. King
''SHE'S A MEAN WOMAN'' - B.M.I. - 2:32
Composer: - Riley B. King-Julus Taub
Publisher: - Modern Publishing
Matrix number: - MM 1604 - Take 2
Recorded: - June 18, 1951
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1951
First appearance: - RPM Records (S) 78rpm standard single RPM 330-A mono
SHE'S A MEAN WOMAN / HARD WORKIN' WOMAN
Reissued: - 2002 Ace Records (CD) 500/200rpm CDCHM2 835-2-8 mono
B.B. KING - THE MODERN RECORDINGS 1950 - 1951

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Riley B. King - Vocal and Guitar
Richard Sanders - Tenor sax
Johnny Ace - Piano
Earl Forrest - Drums
More details unknown

Two takes of "She's A Mean Woman", convincingly spotlight B.B. the blues singer, with a noticeable nod to the melismatic innovations of Roy Brown - whose openthroated delivery also echoes through two renditions of B.B's rocking ''Hard Workin' Woman".
B.B. King
''HARD WORKIN' WOMAN'' - B.M.I. - 2:32
Composer: - Riley B. King-Julus Taub
Publisher: - Modern Publishing
Matrix number: - MM 1605 - Take 1
Recorded: - June 18, 1951
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1951
First appearance: - RPM Records (S) 78rpm standard single RPM 330-B mono
HARD WORKIN' WOMAN / SHE'S A MEAN WOMAN
Reissued: - 2002 Ace Records (CD) 500/200rpm CDCHM2 835-2-9 mono
B.B. KING - THE MODERN RECORDINGS 1950 - 1951

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Riley B. King - Vocal and Guitar
Richard Sanders - Tenor sax
Johnny Ace - Piano
Earl Forrest - Drums
More details unknown
Rosco Gordon
''DIME A DOZEN'' - B.M.I. - 2:35
Composer: - Rosco Gordon
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - 1639
Recorded: - July 1951
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - Fall 1951
First appearance: - RPM Records (S) 78rpm standard single RPM 336-A mono
DIME A DOZEN / A NEW REMEDY FOR LOVE
Reissued: - 1998 Ace Records (CD) 500/200rpm CDCHD 694-6 mono digital
ROSCO GORDON - THE BEST OF THE RPM YEARS

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Rosco Gordon - Vocal & Piano
Probably Ray Jones - Alt Saxophone
Probably Man Son or Murry Daley - Drums
More Details Unknown

Rosco Gordon's name is misspelled on all RPM labels.
Rosco Gordon
''A NEW REMEDY FOR LOVE"" - B.M.I. - 2:16
Composer: - Rosco Gordon
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - 1640
Recorded: - July 1951
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - Fall 1951
First appearance: - RPM Records (S) 78rpm standard single RPM 336-B mono
A NEW REMEDAY FOR LOVE / DIME A DOZEN
Reissued: - 1998 Ace Records (CD) 500/200rpm CDCHD 694-7 mono digital
ROSCO GORDON - THE BEST OF THE RPM YEARS

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Rosco Gordon - Vocal & Piano
Probably Ray Jones - Alt Saxophone
Probably Man Son or Murry Daley - Drums
More Details Unknown

Rosco Gordon's name is misspelled on all RPM labels.
Mumbles (Walter Horton)
''BLACK GAL'' - B.M.I. - 2:59
Composer: - Walter Horton
Publisher: - MM Publishers
Matrix number: - 1619
Recorded: - July 1951
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - November 1951
First appearance: - RPM Records (S) 78rpm standard single RPM 338-A mono
BLACK GAL / JUMPIN' BLUES
Reissued: - Ace Records (CD) 500/200rpm Ace CDCH 252 mono
WALTER HORTON - MOUTH HARP MAESTRO

Name (Or. No of Instruments)
Walter Horton – Vocal and Harmonica
Calvin Newborn – Guitar
Phineas Newborn – Piano
Possibly Willie Nix - Drums

Sam Phillips got Walter Horton back to the studio in June 1951. This time he had assembled a new set of musicians with a meatier, electric sound, and the four sides cut on this date were underpinned by Calvin Newborn's amplified guitar, which almost dominated by Phineas Newborn Jr. and Willie Nix may be the drummer. From this session the Biharis issued ''Back Gal'' and Jumpin' Blues'' on their subsidiary label RPM (338).

The remaining unreleased Horton sides didn't see the light of day until 1969 and the early 1970s when they were issued on collections on Kent and Polydor, although bad remastering didn't do the sides justice. (MH)
Mumbles (Walter Horton)
''JUMPIN' BLUES'' - B.M.I. - 2:17
Composer: - Walter Horton
Publisher: - MM Publishers
Matrix number: - 1621
Recorded: - July 1951
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - November 1951
First appearance: - RPM Records (S) 78rpm standard single RPM 338-B mono
JUMPIN' BLUES / BLACK GAL
Reissued: - Ace Records (CD) 500/200rpm Ace CDCH 252 mono
WALTER HORTON - MOUTH HARP MAESTRO

Name (Or. No of Instruments)
Walter Horton – Vocal and Harmonica
Calvin Newborn – Guitar
Phineas Newborn – Piano
Possibly Willie Nix - Drums

After a disagreement with Modern, Sam Phillips continued recording Walter Horton for his own Sun label with Jack Kelly and Jimmy DeBerry. In 1953 he released the magnificent ''Easy'' (Sun 180). However by this time Horton had left Memphis for good and relocated in Chicago where he started a new career working and recording in the bands of Johnny Shines, Jimmy Rogers, and Muddy Waters.

Horton subsequently recorded solo sides for United and Cobra, and by the 1960s he was acting as a regular sideman for dozens of dates with Johnny Young, Big Mama Thornton, Johnny Shines, and Robert Nighthawk. He also appeared on a string of albums under his own name for Argo, Decca, Red Lightning, Sire, Delta and Alligator and through the 1960s and 1970s he was a frequent visitor to European shores, appearing with the American Folk Blues Festival and with the Chicago Blues All Stars. He died in Chicago on December 8, 1981. (MH)
 
 
© - 706 UNION AVENUE SESSIONS - ©