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THE COASTERS - SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY
Note. The line-ups are presented for general overview and do not always fit with issue dates.
Label and catalogue number followed by track titles (with lead and  recording dates)  followed by month/year of issue.


The Robins
(Carl Gardner, Bobby Nunn, Terrell Leonard, Billy Richard, Roy Richard, Grady Chapman)
leads: CG-Gardner; BN-Nunn; GC-Chapman; RB-Richard Berry (guest lead) (Los Angeles)
Spark 103 - Riot In Cell Block # 9 (RB ca 3/54)  /  Wrap It Up (BN,CG ca 3/54) - 6/54
Spark 107 - Loop De Loop Mambo (CG 8/54)  /  Framed (BN 8/54) - 10/54
Spark 110 - If Teardrops Were Kisses (CG 2/54)  /  Whadaya Want? (GC 2/54) - 2/55
Spark 113 - One Kiss (CG 8/54)  /  I Love Paris (GC 2/54) - 4/55
Spark 116 - I Must Be Dreamin (CG 8/54)  /  The Hatchet Man (BN 2/54) - 6/55
Spark 122 - Smokey Joe┤s Cafe (CG prob 7/7/55)  /  Just Like A Fool (CG prob 7/7/55) - 9/55
Atco 6059 - Smokey Joe┤s Cafe (CG)  /  Just Like A Fool (CG) - 10/55 (reissue)
(all of the above later issued on EP, LP and CD compilations as The Coasters).

The Coasters
(Carl Gardner, Bobby Nunn, Billy Guy, Leon Hughes)
leads: CG-Gardner; BN-Nunn; BG-Guy  (Los Angeles, Chicago*, New York**)
Atco 6064 - Down In Mexico (CG 1/11/56)  /  Turtle Dovin┤ (CG 1/11/56) - 2/56
Atco 6073 - One Kiss Led To Another (CG 1/11/56) /  Brazil  (CG,BN,BG 1/11/56) - 7/56
Atco 6087 - Young Blood (CG 2/15/57)  /  Searchin┤ (BG 2/15/57) - 3/57
Atco 6098 - Idol With The Golden Head (CG 7/24/57*)  /  (When She Wants Good Lovin┤) My Baby Comes To Me (BG 7/24/57*) - 8/57
Atco 6104 - Sweet Georgia Brown (CG,BG,BN 2/12/57)  / What Is The Secret Of Your Success? (BG 7/24/57*) - 11/57
Atco 6111 - Gee, Golly (BG 12/4/57**)  /  Dance! (CG 12/4/57**) - 1/58
 
(Gardner, Guy, Will Jones, Cornell Gunter)
leads: CG-Gardner; BG-Guy; WJ-Jones, CoG-Gunter (New York)
Atco 6116 - Yakety Yak  (CG,BG 3/17/58)  /  Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart  (WJ,CoG 3/17/58) - 4/58
Atco 6126 - The Shadow Knows (BG 8/8/58)  /  Sorry But I┤m Gonna Have To Pass (WJ 8/8/58) - 8/58
Atco 6132 - Charlie Brown (unison 12/11/58)  /  Three Cool Cats (CG 3/17/58) - 1/59
                  Clarion edition of the above has Charlie Brown with CG, CoG as leads
Atco 6141 - Along Came Jones  (joint leads 3/26/59)  /  That Is Rock & Roll (CG 3/26/59) - 5/59
Atco 6146 - Poison Ivy  (CG,BG 7/16/59)  /  I┤m A Hog For You (unison 8/8/58, edited 7/17/59) - 8/59
Atco 6153 - What About Us (unison 7/16/59)  /  Run Red Run (BG 7/23/59) - 11/59
Atco 6163 - Besame Mucho (Parts I & II) (WJ 2/26/60) - 3/60
Atco 6168 - Wake Me, Shake Me (BG 2/26/60)  /  Stewball (BG 3/17/58) - 6/60
Atco 6178 - Shoppin┤ For Clothes - (BG,WJ 7/29/60)  /  The Snake And The Book Worm  (CG,CoG 2/26/60) - 9/60
                  a-side also issued as Clothes Line (Wrap It Up)
Atco 6186 - Wait A Minute (BG;rec 1957 12/4/57)  /  Thumbin┤ A Ride (CG 7/29/60) - 1/61
Atco 6192 - Little Egypt (Ying-Yang) (BG 2/9/61)  /  Keep On Rolling  (CG,CoG 2/26/60) - 4/61
Atco 6204 - Girls Girls Girls (Parts I & II) (BG 2/9/61) - 8/61
 
(Gardner, Guy, Jones, Earl Carroll)
leads: CG-Gardner; BG-Guy; WJ-Jones; EC-Carroll (New York, Los Angeles*)
Atco 6210 - (Ain┤t That) Just Like Me (BG 9/25/61)   /  Bad Blood (CG 9/25/61) - 11/61
Atco 6219 - Ridin┤ Hood (unison 12/7/60*) /  Teach Me How To Shimmy (BG 4/10/61*) - 2/62
Atco 6234 - The Climb (vocal & instrumental) (WJ 7/31/62) - 9/62
Atco 6251 - The P.T.A. (BG 1/11/63)  /  Bull Tick Waltz (BG 7/31/62) - 1/63
Atco 6287 - T┤Ain┤t Nothin┤ To Me (BG,WJ 11/16/63)  /  Speedo┤s Back In Town (EC 11/16/63) - 2/64
Atco 6300 - Bad Detective (BG 12/17/63)  /  Lovey Dovey (CG 12/17/63) - 5/64
Atco 6321 - Wild One (BG 8/28/64) /  I Must Be Dreaming (BG,CG 8/28/64) - 10/64
Atco 6341 - Lady Like (unison 2/26/60)  /  Hongry (BG 4/10/61*) - 2/65
Atco 6356 - Let┤s Go Get Stoned (BG 4/21/65)  /  Money Honey (unison 4/21/65) - 5/65
Atco 6379 - Crazy Baby (BG 4/21/65, edited 9/8/65)  /  Bell Bottom Slacks And A Chinese Kimono (She┤s My Little Spodee-O) (CG 4/21/65, edited 9/8/65) - 9/65
Atco 6407 - She┤s A Yum Yum (unison 1/26/66)  /  Saturday Night Fish Fry (BG 1/26/66) - 3/66
Date 1552 - Soul Pad (BG,EC 11/18/66) /  Down Home Girl (BG 11/18/66) - 3/67
Date 1607 - She Can (BG,CG,EC 10/30/67) /  Everybody┤s Woman (EC 10/30/67) - 5/68
Date 1617 - D.W. Washburn  (BG,CG 10/31/67  /  Everybody┤s Woman (EC 10/30/67) - 7/68

(Gardner, Guy, Carroll, Ronnie Bright)
Turntable 504 - Act Right (BG 69)  /  The World Is Changing (EC 69) - 1969
King 6385 - Love Potion Number Nine (CG 2/13/68, edited late 71)  /  D.W. Washburn (BG,CG 10/31/67) - 11/71
King 6389 - Cool Jerk (CG late 71)  /  Talkin┤ ┤Bout A Woman (BG,CG,EC; act. She Can 10/30/67) - 4/72
King 6404 - Soul Pad (BG,EC 11/18/66)  /  D.W. Washburn (BG,CG 10/31/67) - 1973
 
Carl Gardner & The Coasters
(Gardner, Carroll, Bright, Jimmy Norman)
Wicked 8103 - Hush Don┤t Talk About It (CG ca 76) /  The World Keeps On Turning (EC ca 76) - 1976


The Coasters - not on any single (no live recordings included)
(Note: there also are several alternates and edited masters of the singles, not listed below)
Recorded in New York unless otherwise indicated.
1957  Lola (CG 2/12/57 L.A.) - Atco LP 33-101 The Coasters
1958  Three Cool Cats (alternate arrangement CG 3/17/58) - MR. R&B CD-102 Charlie Brown
1958  Crocodile (unison 8/8/58) - MR. R&B CD-102
1958  I┤m A Hog For You (several different versions-unison 8/8/58) - MR. R&B CD-102
1958  Hey Sexy (unison 12/11/58) - Rhino CD R2 71090 50 Coastin┤ Classics
1958  Sexy (Hey Sexy) (CG 12/11/58) - MR. R&B CD-102
1959  That Is Rock & Roll (edited version, WJ 3/26/59) - Atco LP SD 33-371 Their Greatest Recordings - The Early Years
1960  The Snake And The Bookworm (unison version 2/26/60) - Atco LP SD 33-135 Coast Along With The Coasters
(only the stereo album)
1960  The Coasters - One By One - Atco LP SD 33-123 (6/13&15/60)
1961  My Babe (BG 9/25/61) - Atco LP SD 33-135 Coast Along With The Coasters
1962  The Slime (WJ 7/31/62) - Clarion LP SD-605 That Is Rock & Roll (alternate of The Climb, act. titled so on the album)
1967  Mohair Sam (unison 10/30/67) - King LP 1146-498 The Coasters On Broadway
1968  Down At Papa Joe's (unison 2/12/68)  King LP 1146-498
1968  Shake ┤Em Up And Let ┤Em Roll (lead: Jerry Leiber 2/13/68) - Rhino CD R2 71090  
1971  Mustang Sally (BG late 71) - King LP 1146-498
1971  On Broadway (CG late 71) - King LP 1146-498
1971  The In Crowd (CG late 71) - King LP 1146-498
1973  The Coasters - 16 Greatest Hits (featuring 10 re-recordings with Gardner and Norman, leads ca 73) - Trip LP TOP 16-7
1977  Check Mr. Popeye (lead: Ronnie Bright 77) - Epic LP PE-34668 (various artists with Southside Johnny)

The Coasters - unissued recordings
1957  I┤m Fallin┤ - unissued Atco (12/4)
1960  Dog Face - unissued Atco (7/29)
1961  Weddin┤ Days - unissued Atco (2/9)
1961  Giving Up / I’m A Hum Dinger – unissued Atco (4/10 L.A.)
1963  Cottonfields / Skylark  - unissued Atco (12/17)
1964  Speedball - unissued Atco (8/28)
1967  Teeny Bopper - unissued Columbia (6/28) (prob demo)
1968  Personality - unissued Columbia/King (2/13) (prob. demo)
1971  Good Lovin┤  - unissued King (late) (only instr. track exists)


Off-Shot Coasters singles
The Coasters Two Plus Two
(Hughes, Nunn, Chapman, Jerome Evans) L.A.
Chelan 2000 - Searchin┤ 75  /  Young Blood  - 1975
Billy Guy and The Coasters (Billy Guy) L.A.
Sal/WA 1001 - You Move Me
/ Take It Easy Greazy  - 1975
BlackCircle 102  - Watergate (Put Some Funk On, Cause The Money's Been Long Gone) / Hockey-Puck  - ca 1975
"World Famous" Coasters (Jones, Hughes, plus) L.A.
AI-1122 - If I Had A Hammer (parts 1 & 2) - 1976
The World Famous Coasters (feat. Leon Hughes) Lake Tahoe
AceHi 101 - So Fine  / Baby What You Want Me To Do - ca 1977

The Coasters (Guy, Jones, Jack Grochmal, plus) Nashville
Polydor (G) 2040273 - Ain┤t No Greens In Harlem  /  Jumbo Bwana  - 1977
King GT4-2057 - Yakety Yak  /  Searchin┤  - 1978

Compiled by Claus R÷hnisch June 6, 2009

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