From Roy Brown to James Brown
"THE BIRTH OF SOUL"

A chrono chart of The Super Stars of The Golden Years of R&B

-  presented by Claus R÷hnisch (The Coasters Web Site)

   1947    Roy Brown
   1948    T-Bone Walker
   1949    John Lee Hooker
   1950    Fats Domino  &   Ruth Brown
   1951    Joe Turner  &  The Clovers
   1952    B. B. King
   1953    Muddy Waters
   1954    Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters
   1955    Ray Charles  &   LaVern Baker
   1956    Little Richard  &   Chuck Berry
   1957    Sam Cooke  &  Jackie Wilson
   1958    The Coasters
   1959    James Brown

Their "Hi-Five" Recordings
with label credit, (notable featured musicians), recording date, master no., track title, label with issue no.
- and (peak chart position and longivety on U.S. Top 40 R&B Chart - with year of issue if other than rec.year).
(Where there is "difficulties" to point out exactly five hi ones, some artists are listed with more recordings).

ROY BROWN
, vcls
with Bob Ogden's Orchestra - New Orleans July 1947:
D-406         Good Rockin' Tonight  - DeLuxe 1093 (#13, 1w) / DeLuxe 3093 (#11, 2w 1949)
and his Mighty-Mighty Men - New Orleans, January 1949; redubbed from Oct 1947 DeLuxe 1128:
D-882-2      Miss Fanny Brown  - DeLuxe 3128 (#8, 1w)
(featuring Batman Rankins,sax) - New Orleans, January 1949:
D-881         Rockin' At Midnight - DeLuxe 3212 (#2, 16w)
(featuring the Griffin brothers, pno and sax) - Cincinnati, April 19, 1950:
D-1513       Hard Luck Blues - DeLuxe 3304 (#1, 18w)
(featuring Edgar Blanchard,gtr) - Cincinnati, June 15, 1950:
D-1516       Love Don't Love Nobody - DeLuxe 3306 (#2, 11w)

T-BONE WALKER, vcls/gtr
Les Hite and His Orchestra (T-Bone only vcl; Frank Pasley,gtr)
- New York (or poss. Los Angeles), ca June 1940 or March 6, 1941:
US-1852-1  T-Bone Blues - Varsity 8391
with Freddie Slack and His Orchestra - Hollywood, July 20, 1942:
CAP-55-A   Mean Old World - Capitol 10033
T-Bone Walker and His Guitar (featuring Lloyd Glenn,pno and Bumps Meyers,sax) - Los Angeles, September 13, 1947:
BW 637-3   Call It Stormy Monday  (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad) - Black & White 122 (#5, 6w 1948)
(featuring Willard McDaniel,pno) - Los Angeles, November 13, 1947:
BW 662-2   T-Bone Shuffle - Comet 53 (#7, 4w 1949)
T-Bone Walker & His Band (featuring Jim Wynn, sax) - Los Angeles, April 6, 1950:
IM 178        Travelin' Blues - Imperial 5094)
T-Bone Walker (featuring Maxwell Davis,sax) - Los Angeles, December 1951:
IM 388-3     Street Walkin'  Woman - Imperial 5202 (1952)

JOHN LEE HOOKER, vcls/gtr
& His Guitar - Detroit, ca September, 1948:
B 7006       Boogie Chillen' - Modern 627 (#1, 18w 1949)
John Lee Hooker (featuring Eddie Kirkland,gtr) - Detroit, August 7, 1951:
MM 1636    I'm In The Mood - Modern 835 (#1, 15w)
(featuring Eddie Taylor,gtr) - Chicago March 17, 1956:
56-445        Dimples - Vee-Jay 205
(featuring Sam Jones,bs, Louis Hayes,dms) - New York, February 8, 1960:
321            Gonna Use My Rod - Riverside LP 321
(featuring Lefty Bates,gtr) - Chicago, March 1, 1960:
60-1384      No Shoes - Vee-Jay 349 (#21, 2w)
(featuring Joe Hunter,pno and Hank Cosby,sax) - Chicago, ca December 1961:
61-2204      Boom Boom - Vee-Jay 438 (#16, 8w 1962)
Chicago, ca mid 1964:
64-4424      It Serves Me Right (To Suffer) - Vee-Jay 708, 1965)
(featuring Lafyaette Leake,pno, Eddie Burns,gtr) Chicago, May 1966:
14778         House Rent Blues (Chess CD 9329, 1991)

FATS DOMINO, vcls/pno
(featuring Dave Bartholomew,tpt and Herb Hardesty,sax) - New Orleans, December 10, 1949:
IM-133        The Fat Man - Imperial 5058 (#2, 9w 1950)
and His Band (featuring Buddy Hagans,sax) - New Orleans, April 18, 1953:
IM-574        Please Don't Leave Me - Imperial 5240 (#3, 14w)
Fats Domino (featuring Herb Hardesty,sax and Walter Nelson,gtr) - Los Angeles, March 15, 1955:
IM-853        Ain't It A Shame - Imperial 5348 (#1, 26w)
(featuring Justin Adams and Ernest McLean,gtrs) - Los Angeles, June 26, 1956:
IM-1082      Blueberry Hill - Imperial 5407 (#1, 23w)
Los Angeles, March 30, 1955:
IM-857        Blue Monday - Imperial 5417 (#1, 16w 1957)
(featuring Roy Montrell and Ernest McLean,gtrs) - New Orleans, June 18, 1959:
IM-2135      I Want To Walk You Home - Imperial 5606 (#1, 13w)
 
RUTH BROWN, vcls
with Eddie Condon's N.B.C. Television Orchestra - New York, May 25, 1949:
A 239         So Long - Atlantic 879 (#4, 10w)
with Budd Johnson's Orchestra - New York City, September 1950:
A 514         Teardrops From My Eyes - Atlantic 919 (#1, 25w)
Ruth Brown with Orchestra (featuring Willis Jackson,sax) - New York, December 19, 1952:
A 960         (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean - Atlantic 986 (#1, 16w 1953)
and Her Rhythmakers (vclgroup - actually the Cues) - New York, May 7, 1954:
A 1273       Oh What A Dream - Atlantic 1036 (#1, 17w)
Ruth Brown (featuring orchestra and chorus) - New York, September 25, 1956:
A 2123       Lucky Lips - Atlantic 1125 (#6, 10w)

JOE TURNER, vcls
with Bill Moore's Lucky Seven Band - Los Angeles, January 23, 1946:
NSC 142    My Gal's A Jockey - National 4002 (#6, 1w)
with Van "Piano Man" Walls - New York, January 20, 1952:
A 787         Sweet Sixteen - Atlantic 960 (#3, 8w)
and his Band (featuring Pluma Davis,tbn and Kathy Thomas,pno) - New Orleans, May 12, 1953:
A 1073       Honey Hush - Atlantic 1001 (#1, 25w)
(featuring Edward Frank,pno) - New Orleans, December 3, 1953:
A 1220       You Know I Love You - Atlantic 1026 (1954)
and His Blues Kings (featuring Sam Taylor,sax) - New York, February 15, 1954:
A 1209       Shake, Rattle And Roll - Atlantic 1026 (#1, 32w)
(with Howard Biggs,arr) - New York, January 28, 1955:
A 1425       Hide And Seek - Atlantic 1069 (#3, 12w)

THE CLOVERS, vocal group
(Buddy Bailey-lead, Matthew McQuater, Harold Lucas, Harold Winley and Bill Harris,gtr)
(featuring Willis Jackson,sax) - New York, July 12, 1951:
A 626         Fool, Fool, Fool - Atlantic 944 (#1, 22w)
- New York, December 17, 1951:
A 755         One Mint Julep - Atlantic 963 (#2, 18w 1952)
(Charlie White-lead, McQuater, Lucas, Winley and Harris,gtr)
(featuring Sam Taylor,sax) - New York March 4, 1953:
A 1017       Good Lovin'  - Atlantic 1000 (#2, 18w)
(Billy Mitchell-lead, McQuater, Lucas, Winley and Harris,gtr) - New York April 16, 1954:
A 1262       Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash - Atlantic 1035 (# 6, 7w)
(Mitchell-lead, Bailey, McQuater, Lucas, Winley and Harris,gtr) - New York, June 8, 1959 (edited in Hollywood):
2525           Love Potion No. 9 - United Artists 180 (#23, 3w)

B. B. KING, vcls/gtr
(featuring Ike Turner or poss Johnny Ace, pno, Earl Forrest,dms) - Memphis, ca September 1951:
MM 1682    3 O'Clock Blues - RPM 339 (#1, 17w)
B. B. "Blues Boy" King and His Orchestra
(featuring Maxwell Davis,sax, Willard McDaniel,pno, Bumps Myers,sax)
- Los Angeles Modern Studios, August 18-19, 1954:
MM 2121    You Upset Me Baby - RPM 416 (#1, 12w)
- Hollywood Capitol Studios, March 2, 1954:
MM 2140    Everyday I Have The Blues - RPM 421 (#8, 5w 1955)
(featuring Millard Lee,pno, Floyd Newman,sax, Kenny Sands,tpt) - Little Rock, April/May 1956:
MM 3057-2  Sweet Little Angel - RPM 468 (#6, 5w)
B. B. King and his Orchestra
(featuring Johnny Board,sax and Sonny Freeman,dms) - Los Angeles, October 26, 1959:
MM             Sweet Sixteen (Parts 1 & 2) - Kent 330 (#2, 14w 1960)
B. B. King (featuring Lawrence Burdin,sax, Sands, Freeman and Maxwell Davis,arr)
- Los Angeles (or New York), September 30, 1963:
11796          How Blue Can You Get - APC-Paramount 10527 (#23, 5w)

MUDDY WATERS, vcls/gtr
with Rythm Accompaniment
(sic) - Chicago, April 1948:
U 7112        I Can't Be Satisfied - Aristocrat 1305
Muddy Waters and his Guitar (featuring Little Walter,hca) - Chicago January 23, 1951:
U 7304        Long Distance Call - Chess 1452 (#8, 1w)
(featuring Little Walter,hca, Jimmy Rogers,gtr, Otis Spann,pno - Chicago, January 7, 1954:
U 7589        I' m Your Hoochie Cooche Man (I' m Your Hoochie Coochie Man) - Chess 1560 (#3, 13w)
(featuring Little Walter,hca; Fred Below,dms) - Chicago, April 13, 1954:
U 7630        Just Make Love To Me (I Just Want To Make Love To You) - Chess 1571 (#4, 13w)
(featuring Junior Wells,hca) - Chicago, May 24, 1955:
U 7846        Manish Boy (Mannish Boy) - Chess 1602 (#5, 6w)
Muddy Waters (featuring Little Walter,hca plus Pat Hare and Hubert Sumlin,gtrs)
 - Chicago, December 1, 1956:
8389           Rock Me - Chess 1652 (1957)
(featuring James Cotton,hca, Otis Spann,pno) - Chicago, June 1959:
9504           Take The Bitter With The Sweet - Chess 1733
(featuring Cotton, Spann and Pat Hare.gtr) - Newport, R.I. July 3, 1960:
originally recorded in December 1956 for a 1957 single but this is the live version
10544         Got My Mojo Working (Parts 1 and 2) - Chess LP 1449 & pt 1 on single 1774

 
CLYDE McPHATTER, vcls
The Dominoes
(McPhatter-lead, James Van Loan, Joe Lamont, David McNeil,vcls, Billy Ward,pno)
- Cincinnati, January 28, 1952:
F 1057        Have Mercy Baby - Federal 12068 (#1, 20w)
Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters
(McPhatter-lead, Gerhart and Andrew Thrasher, Bill Pinkney, Willie Ferbee and Walter Adams,gtr;
featuring Sam Taylor,sax) - New York, August 9, 1953:
A 1105        Money Honey - Atlantic 1006 (#1, 21w)
(McPhatter,lead, Gerhart, Andrew, Pinkney and Jimmy Oliver,gtr) - New York, February 4, 1954:
A 1204        What' Cha Gonna Do - Atlantic 1055 (#2, 15w 1955)
(featuring Pinkney, bridge vcl) - New York, March 14, 1954:
A 1229        Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You) - Atlantic 1043
Clyde McPhatter
(with Ray Ellis and his orchestra) - New York, October 10, 1956:
A 2155        Without Love (There Is Nothing) - Atlantic 1117 (#4, 11w 1957)
(featuring Nigel Hopkins,bass vcl) - New York August 7, 1958:
A 3117        A Lover's Question - Atlantic 1199 (#1, 23w)
The Drifters, vclgroup (without Clyde)
(Ben E. King, lead vcl; Charles Thomas, Doc Green, Elsbeary Hobbs) - New York, March 6, 1959:
A 3397        There Goes My Baby - Atlantic 2025 (#1, 19w)

RAY CHARLES, vcls/pno
(featuring Mickey Baker,gtr, Candido Camero,cga; Jesse Stone,arr) - New York, May 17, 1953:
A 1069        Mess Around - Atlantic 999
Ray Charles and His Band (featuring David Newman,sax) - Atlanta, November 18, 1954:
A 1383        I've Got A Woman - Atlantic 1050 (#1, 20w)
(featuring The Cookies and Mary Ann Fisher,vcls, Panama Francis,dms) - New York, November 30, 1955:
A 1768        Drown In My Own Tears - Atlantic 1085 (#1, 15w 1956)
Ray Charles and His Orchestra (featuring The Raylettes,vcls; David Newman and Hank Crawford,saxes)
- New York, February 18, 1959:
A 3263/4     What'd I Say (Parts I & 2) - Atlantic 2031 (#1, 17w)
(featuring Ray Charles,organ) - New York, early 1961:
Impulse       One Mint Julep  - Impulse 200 (#1, 12w)
(featuring The Raelets incl Marjorie Hendricks,vcls) - New York, mid 1961:
ABC           Hit The Road Jack - ABC-Paramount 10244 (#1, 15w)
- New York, late 1962:
ABC           You Are My Sunshine - ABC-Paramount 10375 (#1, 11w 1963, issued late 1962

LaVERN BAKER, vcls
Todd Rhodes and His Orchestra - vocal Lavern Baker - Cincinnati, July 1, 1952:
K 9194-1     Must I Cry Again - King 4583
LaVerne Baker (featuring Hank Jones,pno) - New York, June 19, 1953:
A 1079        (Set My) Soul On Fire - Atlantic 1004
LaVern Baker and The Gliders with Orchestra (actually the Cues,vclgroup; featuring Sam Taylor,sax)
- New York October 20, 1954:
A 1334        Tweedlee Dee (Tweedle Dee) - Atlantic 1047 (#4, 15w)
 - New York, December 21, 1955:
LaVerne Baker and The Gliders with Orchestra
A 1784-1     Jim Dandy - Atlantic 1116 (#1, 18w 1957)
- New York, January 10, 1956:
A 1809-2     Tra La La - Atlantic 1116 (1957)
LaVern Baker (featuring King Curtis,sax) - New York, September 11, 1958:
A 3132        I Cried A Tear - Atlantic 2007 (#2, 19w)

LITTLE RICHARD, vcls/pno
Little Richard and His Band
(featuring Lee Allen and Alvin Tyler,saxes, Earl Palmer,dms) - New Orleans, September 14, 1955:
561             Tutti-Frutti - Specialty 561 (#2, 21w)
(featuring the above and Edgar Blanchard,gtr) - New Orleans, February 7, 1956:
572             Long Tall Sally - Specialty 572 (#1, 16w)
(featuring Allen, Tyler, Palmer and Roy Montrell,gtr) - New Orleans, July 30, 1956:
598             Lucille - Specialty 598 (#1, 13w 1957)
- New Orleans, October 16, 1956:
598x           Send Me Some Lovin'  - Specialty 598 (# 3, 11w 1957)
Little Richard - New Orleans, October 15, 1956:
624             Good Golly , Miss Molly - Specialty 624 (#4, 8w 1958)

CHUCK BERRY, vcls/gtr
Chuck Berry and His Combo
(featuring Johnnie Johnson,pno; Ebby Hardy,dms) - Chicago, May 21, 1955:
U 7844        Maybelline - Chess 1604 (#1, 16w)
(featuring Johnson,pno, Leroy Davis,sax, Willie Dixon,bs) - Chicago, April 16, 1956:
8110           Roll Over Beethoven - Chess 1626 (#2, 7w)
Chuck Berry
(featuring Johnnie Johnson,pno, Fred Below,dms) - Chicago, December 29, 1957:
8627           Sweet Little Sixteen - Chess 1683 (#1, 11w)
(featuring Lafaytte Leake,pno plus Berry,extra dubbed solo gtr) - Chicago, January 6, 1958:
8633           Johnny B. Goode - Chess 1691 (#2, 12w)
(featuring Chuck Berry, multitracked gtr & overdubbed bass, dms) - St. Louis, July 1958:
9073           Memphis Tennessee - Chess 1729 (flip of "Back In The U.S.A", 1959)

SAM COOKE, vcls
with Bumps Blackwell Orch (featuring Earl Palmer,dms) - Los Angeles, June 1, 1957:
4013          You Send Me - Keen 3-4013 (#1, 18w)
Sam Cooke - New Orleans, December 12, 1956 (with overdubs in Hollywood, November 11, 1957):
619            I'll Come Running Back To You - Specialty 619 (#1, 10w, issued late 1957)
(featurng Clif White,gtr) - Los Angeles, March 2, 1959:
2112          (What A) Wonderful World - Keen 8-2212 (#2, 10w 1960)
(featuring Jewell Grant,sax, RenÚ Hall,gtr) - Hollywood, December 18, 1961:
7983          Twistin' The Night Away - RCA Victor 7983 (#1, 15w 1962)
(featuring Lou Rawls,secvcl with RenÚ Hall,arr and Ernie Freeman,pno) - Hollywood April 26, 1962:
8036          Bring It On Home To Me - RCA Victor 8036 (#2, 18w)
(featuring Earl Palmer,dms) - Hollywood, August 23, 1962:
8088          Nothing Can Change This Love - RCA Victor 8088 (#2, 12w)
(featuring Harold Battiste,pno) - Hollywood, January 30, 1964:
8486          A Change Is Gonna Come - RCA Victor 8486 (#9, 11w 1965)

JACKIE WILSON, vcls
with Dick Jacobs Orchestra  - New York, July 12, 1957:
55024        Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Want To Meet) - Brunswick 55024
Jackie Wilson (with rhythm acc.) - Detroit, January 7, 1958:
54042        Danny Boy - Brunswick 54042 (flip of "Right Now")
with Dick Jacobs Orchestra - New York, October 15, 1958:
55105        Lonely Teardrops - Brunswick 55105 (#1, 22w)
Jackie Wilson - New York, December 21, 1959:
55166        Doggin' Around - Brunswick 55166 (#1, 19w 1960)
- New York, February 15, 1960:
55167        A Woman, A Lover, A Friend - Brunswick 55167 (#1, 13w)
(featuring Sonny Sanders,arr, Ronnie Bright,bsvcls and Alonzo Tucker,co-arr ) - New York, January 9, 1963:
55239        Baby Workout - Brunswick 55239 (#1, 14w)

THE COASTERS, vcl-group
(Carl Gardner-lead, Billy Guy, Young Jessie, Bobby Nunn and Adolph Jacobs,gtr)
(featuring Gil Bernal or Plas Johnson,sax) - Hollywood, February 15, 1957:
57C-107     Young Blood - Atco 6087 (#1, 17w)
(as above with Guy-lead, featuring Mike Stoller,pno) - same session:
57C-108     Searchin'  - Atco 6087 (#1, 21w)
(Carl Gardner, Billy Guy, Cornell Gunter, Will "Dub" Jones, Jacobs;
featuring King Curtis,sax) - New York, March 17, 1958:
58C-365     Yakety Yak - Atco 6116 (#1, 14w)
(as above with Gardner and Guy-joint leads, Sonny Forriest,gtr;
featuring George Barnes and Mickey Baker,gtrs) - New York, July 16, 1959:
59C-3607    Poison Ivy - Atco 6146 (#1, 16w)
(as above with Guy and Jones-leads; featuring King Curtis,sax) - New York, July 29, 1960:
60C-4754    Shoppin'  For Clothes - Atco 6178
(as above with Guy,lead, featuring King Curtis,sax) - New York February 9, 1961:
61C-5331    Little Egypt (Ying-Yang) - Atco 6192 (#16, 4w)
(Guy, lead, Gardner, Jones, and Earl Carroll; featuring Artie Butler, arr/dir)
- New York, October 31, 1967:
ZSP 1138113  D.W. Washburn - Date 1617 (1968, reissued several times)

JAMES BROWN, vcls
with The Famous Flames
(Bobby Byrd, Johnny Terry, Sylvester Keels, Nash Knox,vcls and Nafloyd Scott,gtr
featuring Fats Gonder,pno) - Cincinnati, February 4, 1956:
12258         Please Please Please - King 12258 (#5, 19w)
and The Famous Flames
(Johnny Terry, Bill Hollings, J.W. Archer, Louis Madison,vcls
featuring Clifford Scott,sax, Ernie Hayes,pno, Panama Francis,dms - New York, September 18, 1958:
12337         Try Me (I Need You) - King 12337 (#1, 22w)
James Brown presents His Band (featuring J.C. Davis,sax, Les Buie,gtr, James Brown,dms)
- Cincinnati, February 9, 1961:
5614           Night Train - King 5614 (#5, 17w 1962)
James Brown & His Orchestra (with the James Brown Band featuring Nat Jones, Eldee Williams, St.Clair Pinckney, Al Clark
and Maceo Parker,saxes, Bobby Byrd or Fats Gonder,pno, Les Buie,gtr) - prob New York, May 1964:
note: The Famous Flames at this time were: Bobby Byrd, Bobby Bennett and Lloyd Stallworth.
1919           Out Of Sight - Smash 1919 (#5, 11w)
and The Famous Flames (with the James Brown Band featuring Maceo Parker and Nat Jones,saxes, Jimmy Nolen,gtr)
- Charlotte, N.C. February 1965:
5999           Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (Parts 1,2,3) - King 5999 (#1, 17w)
(featuring Nat Jones and Maceo Parker,saxes, Jimmy Nolen,gtr)  - Miami, May 6, 1965:
6015           I Got You (I Feel Good) - King 6015 (#1, 16w)
(with the James Brown Orchestra featuring Alfred Ellis,sax, Jimmy Nolen,gtr, Clyde Stubblefield,dms)
- Cincinnati, May 1967:
6110          Cold Sweat (Parts 1 & 2) - King 6110 (#1, 16w)

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