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SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY
Label and catalog number followed by date of issue (month/year)


THE ROBINS´ SPARK RECORDS
(the only Robins´ recordings featuring Carl Gardner are on Spark)

Spark

103
107
110
113
116
122       
6/54
10/54
2/55
4/55
6/55
9/55     
Riot In Cell Block #9  /  Wrap It Up
Loop De Loop Mambo  /  Framed
If Teardrops Were Kisses  /  Whadaya Want?
One Kiss  /  I Love Paris
I Must Be Dreamin  /  The Hatchet Man
Smokey Joe´s Cafe  /  Just Like A Fool   
 

Atco

6059 10/55
Smokey Joe´s Cafe  /  Just Like A Fool  


THE COASTERS´ U.S. SINGLES
"Searchin´ " on Atco 78-6087.

Atco

6064
6073
6087
6098

  
6104
6111
6116
6126
6132
6141
6146
6153
6163
6168
6178 
6186  
6192 
6204
6210
6219
6234
6251
6287
6300
6321
6341
6356
6379

6407  
2/56
7/56
3/57
8/57


11/57
1/58
4/58
8/58  
1/59
5/59
8/59
11/59
3/60
6/60
9/60
1/61
4/61
8/61
11/61 
2/62
9/62 
1/63
2/64
5/64
10/64 
2/65
5/65
9/65

3/66
Down In Mexico  /  Turtle Dovin´
One Kiss Led To Another  /  Brazil
Young Blood  /  Searchin´
Idol With The Golden Head  /  (When She Wants Good Lovin´)

My Baby Comes To Me
Sweet Georgia Brown / What Is The Secret Of Your Success?
Gee, Golly  /  Dance!
Yakety Yak  /  Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart
The Shadow Knows  /  Sorry But I´m Gonna Have To Pass
Charlie Brown  /  Three Cool Cats
Along Came Jones  /  That Is Rock & Roll
Poison Ivy  /  I´m A Hog For You
What About Us  /  Run Red Run
Besame Mucho (Parts I & II)
Wake Me, Shake Me  /  Stewball
Shoppin´ For Clothes  /  The Snake And The Book Worm
Wait A Minute  /  Thumbin´ A Ride
Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)  /  Keep On Rolling  
Girls Girls Girls (Parts I & II)
(Ain´t That) Just Like Me  /  Bad Blood 
Ridin´ Hood  /  Teach Me How To Shimmy
The Climb (vocal & instrumental)
The P.T.A.  /  Bull Tick Waltz   
T´Ain´t Nothin´ To Me  /  Speedo´s Back In Town
Bad Detective  /  Lovey Dovey 
Wild One  /  I Must Be Dreaming
Lady Like  /  Hongry
Let´s Go Get Stoned  /  Money Honey
Crazy Baby  /  Bell Bottom Slacks And A Chinese Kimono
(She´s My Little Spodee-O)
She´s A Yum Yum  /  Saturday Night Fish Fry   
 

Date

1552
1607
1617
3/67
5/68
7/68 
Soul Pad  /  Down Home Girl
She Can  /  Everybody´s Woman
D.W. Washburn  /  Everybody´s Woman

Turntable

504 1969 
Act Right  /  The World Is Changing

King

6385
6389  
6404 
11/71
4/72
1973 
Love Potion Number Nine  /  D.W. Washburn
Cool Jerk  /  Talkin´ ´Bout A Woman
Soul Pad  /  D.W. Washburn

Atlantic Oldies Series
(Atco reissues. There are more issued than listed -   in the ´80s, a.o. "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart" b/w The Sensations)

13003
13004  
13005
13006
13007

13122
84985
1973
1973
1973
1973
1973

1964
1980
Searchin´  /  Young Blood
Little Egypt  /  Down In Mexico
Poison Ivy  /  Idol With The Golden Head
Yakety Yak  /  Along Came Jones
Charlie Brown  /  I´m A Hog For You

Shoppin'  For Clothes  /  Run Red Run
Wake Me, Shake Me / T´ain´t Nothin´ To Me

Wicked
as Carl Gardner & The Coasters
(This is a Wilson Pickett label - both tracks written by the five Coasters)

8103  1976    
Hush Don´t Talk About It  /  The World Keeps On Turning

The 45s presented the "traditional American" way
with all the leads noted


The Coasters U. S. EPs

 
The Coasters´ first EP (Atco 4501).

1957     Atco EP 4501   Rock and Roll with The Coasters
Searchin´ / Young Blood - Idol With The Golden Head / My Baby Comes To Me

Atco EP 4503.

1958    Atco EP 4503    Keep Rockin´ with The Coasters
Yakety Yak / Framed - Loop De Loop Mambo / Riot In Cell Block #9

The third Coasters EP - Atco 4506.

1959    Atco EP 4506    The Coasters
Charlie Brown / Three Cool Cats - The Shadow Knows / Sorry But I´m Gonna Have To Pass

Atco EP 4505 (US).
 

1959    Atco EP 4507    The Coasters Top Hits
Along Came Jones / That Is Rock & Roll - Dance! / Gee, Golly

Off-Shot Coasters Singles
The following singles have been issued as by The Coasters, but feature former Coasters´ members:
 

The Coasters Two Plus Two  Chelan 2000
1975    Searchin´ 75  /  Young Blood  (feat. Hughes, Nunn, Chapman)


Billy Guy and The Coasters (Billy Guy) L.A.
1975    Sal/WA 1001 (Guy solo)  - You Move Me / Take It Easy Greazy  (Guy solo)
1975    BlackCircle 102 - Watergate (Put Some Funk On, Cause The Money's Been Long Gone) / Hockey-Puck

"World Famous" Coasters (feat. Will Jones & Leon Hughes)  AI-1122
AI= American International Artists
1976    If I Had A Hammer  (A1-1122A single with "disco version" on A1-1122B)

The World Famous Coasters (feat. Leon Hughes)  AceHi 101
ca 1977 So Fine  / Baby What You Want Me To Do


The Coasters (feat. Billy Guy & Will Jones)   Polydor (Germ) 2040 273
1977    Ain´t No Greens In Harlem  /  Jumbo Bwana

The Coasters (feat. Billy Guy & Will Jones)  King/Gusto GT4-2057
1978    Yakety Yak  / Charlie Brown


THE COASTERS
LP DISCOGRAPHY

This section lists all original Coasters´ LP albums (the vinyls) and all Coasters´ LP compilations issued through the years. No off-shoot and fake Coasters´ albums listed (see special section). See also the CD Guide for full albums discography. All albums U.S. (except where noted - Pioneer are Japan Atlantic/Atco issues). Track titles as on album covers.

ORIGINAL VINYLS

Atco 33-101 - the first Coasters LP, "The Coasters".
Atco LP 33-101, 1957

(Robins & Coasters 54-57)

  THE COASTERS
   Atco LP 33-101, "electronic stereo" 33-101
  1.  Searchin´
  2.  One Kiss Led To Another
  3.  Brazil
  4.  Turtle Dovin´
  5.  Smokey Joe´s Cafe
  6.  Wrap It Up
  7.  Riot In Cell Block #9 (...Number Nine)
  8.  Young Blood
  9.  Loop De Loop Mambo
  10. One Kiss
  11. I Must Be Dreamin´
  12. Lola
  13. Framed
  14. Down In Mexico

 

"The Coasters' Greatest Hits"  Atco 33-111
Atco LP 33-111, 1959

(1956-1959 hits)

  THE COASTERS´ GREATEST HITS
   Atco LP 33-111, stereo SD33-111, London HAE 2237 (UK),
   reissued 1970 (SD33-111) and in 1989 on Atco CD 33111-2 (90386-2)
   1967 GREAT ALL TIME HITS  Atlantic Special 590 015 (UK)
   1982 THE COASTERS COLLECTION  Atlantic 20 264 (Germany)
  1.  Poison Ivy (edited - unedited on CD)
  2.  Along Came Jones
  3.  Down In Mexico
  4.  The Shadow Knows
  5.  I´m A Hog For You
  6.  Charlie Brown
  7.  Yakety Yak (alternate stereo on CD)
  8.  Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart
  9.  That Is Rock & Roll
  10. Young Blood
  11. Sweet Georgia Brown
  12. Searchin´

 

"The Coasters One By One" - Atco 33-123
Atco LP 33-123, 1960

(1960 album session)

  THE COASTERS - ONE BY ONE    
   Atco LP 33-123, stereo SD33-123
  1.  But Beautiful
  2.  Satin Doll
  3.  Gee Baby Ain´t I Good To You
  4.  Autumn Leaves
  5.  You´d Be So Nice To Come Home To
  6.  Moonlight In Vermont
  7.  Moonglow
  8.  Easy Living
  9.  The Way You Look Tonight
  10. Don´t Get Around Much Anymore
  11. Willow Weep For Me
  12. On The Sunny Side Of The Street 

 

Atco LP 33-135 "Coast Along With The Coasters".
Atco LP 33-135, 1962

(1959-1961 hits and misses)

  COAST ALONG WITH THE COASTERS  
   Atco LP 33-135, stereo SD33-135,
1963 London HAK 8033 (UK)
,
   reissued 1968 on Atlantic 588.134 (UK)
  1.  (Ain´t That) Just Like Me
  2.  Keep On Rollin  *
  3.  Wait A Minute
  4.  Stewball 
  5.  The Snake & The Bookworm  *
  6.  What About Us  ')
  7.  Little Egypt (Ying-Yang) *
  8.  Wake Me, Shake Me
  9.  Run Red Run  *
  10. My Babe
  11. Bad Blood  *
  12. Girls Girls Girls  *
   Note: The stereo album has alternate editions (marked *).

 

 
Clarion LP 605.
Clarion LP 605, 1965

(1956-1962 Atco alternates)
 

  THAT IS ROCK & ROLL 
   Clarion LP 605, stereo SD-605

  1.  That Is Rock & Roll (edited alt)
  2.  Along Came Jones (alternate)
  3.  Charlie Brown (alternate)
  4.  Three Cool Cats (extended alternate)
  5.  Dance (extended edition)
  6.  Down In Mexico
  7.  One Kiss Led To Another (extended fadeout)
  8.  Yakety Yak (alternate stereo)
  9.  The Climb (actually The Slime)
  10. Idol With The Golden Head

 

  
Atco LP SD 33-371.
Atco LP SD 33-371, 1971

(anthology incl stereo alternates)

 
The British LP K 30031.
  

  THEIR GREATEST RECORDINGS
   - THE EARLY YEARS  

    Atco LP SD 33-371; ATLANTIC MASTERS on Atlantic K 30031 (UK)   
  1.  That Is Rock And Roll (edited alternate)
  2.  Poison Ivy (alternate)
  3.  Along Came Jones
  4.  Searchin´
  5.  Shoppin´ For Clothes
  6.  Yakety Yak (alternate stereo)
  7.  Little Egypt (edited)
  8.  Charlie Brown
  9.  Down In Mexico
  10. Smokey Joe´s Cafe
  11. Riot In Cell Block Number Nine
  12. Young Blood
  13. Turtle Dovin´
  14. Idol With The Golden Head

 

 
King LP K1146-498.
King LP KS1146-498, 1972/1973

(1966-1971 Date/King recordings)


The British version of "On Broadway" on London.
 

  THE COASTERS ON BROADWAY  
   King LP KS1146-498,  London LP SHZ 8460 (UK);
   LOVE POTION NUMBER NINE  King LP 1147 (Japan)

  1.  D.W. Washburn
  2.  On Broadway
  3.  Mohair Sam
  4.  The In Crowd
  5.  Down At Papa Joe´s
  (..  Poppa Joe´s)
  6.  Love Potion Number Nine
  7.  Mustang Sally
  8.  Cool Jerk
  9.  Down Home Girl
  10. Soul Pad
  11. Everybody´s Woman
  12. Talkin´ ´Bout A Woman

 

16 Greatest Hits LP on Trip.
Trip LP TOP 16-7, 1975

(1973 re-recordings)
 
Canadian Phoenix LP 20-602.

  16 GREATEST HITS  
   Trip LP TOP 16-7
; reissued as:
   1975 THIS IS THE COASTERS   Springboard/Metronome LP 201.079 (Europe)
   1980 JUKE BOX GIANTS  Phoenix20 LP 20-602 (Can),
   1982 AFE MP 1059 (UK)

  1.  Run Red Run
  2.  Yackety-Yak
  3.  As Quiet As It´s Kept
  4.  Young Blood
  5.  Whip It On Me, Baby
  6.  Poison Ivy
  7.  It Don´t Take Much
  8.  Along Came Jones
  9.  Down In Mexico
  10. It Ain´t Sanitary
  11. Little Egypt
  12. Searchin´
  13. Deodorant Song
  14. Charlie Brown
  15. T.V. Fanatic
  16. Love Potion #9
   Note: the familiar titles are Gardner´s Coasters re-recordings for Trip, not the Atco tracks.
   The others are from Guy´s ABC/Double-L session.

COMPILATIONS

TVP LP 1002 of 1979.
Trip TVP-1002-KO, 1979

(1973 re-recordings, plus
)

THE DRIFTERS MEET THE COASTERS
Trip TVP-1002-KO (2-set LP);  on CD 1987   Dominion CD 614-2,
1980  Trio / Kenwood (Jpn) 1-LP 23002

1Love Potion Number 9
2.  Yakity-Yak
3.  Along Came Jones
4.  Poison Ivy
5.  Searchin´
6.  Little Egypt
7.  Charlie Brown
8.  Run Red Run
9.  It Ain´t Sanitary
10. The Prophet
11. The Prison Break
12. Hungry

13. Down In Mexico
14. Young Blood
15. The Deodorant Song.
Note: Also contains 15 Charlie Thomas´ Drifters recordings of the mid ´70s.



 

UK Atlantic LP K 30057.
Atlantic LP K 30057, 1978

(anthology wirth stereo alternates)

20 GREAT ORIGINALS 
Atlantic LP K 30057 (UK),
1987  WEA/Atlantic LP 780269-1 (poss. withdrawn)

1.  Riot In Cell Block Number 9
2.  Smokey Joe´s Cafe
3.  Framed
4.  Turtle Dovin´
5.  Down In Mexico
6.  Young Blood
7.  Searchin´
8.  Idol With The Golden Head
9.  Yakety Yak
10. Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart
11. The Shadow Knows
12. Charlie Brown
13. Along Came Jones
14. Poison Ivy (unedited)
15. What About Us (alternate)
16. I´m A Hog For You Baby
17. Run Red Run (alternate)
18. Shoppin´ For Clothes
19. Little Egypt
20. Bad Blood (alternate)

 

The original Mr R&B LP cover.
Mr R&B LP 102, 1980

(rare Atco recordings)

WHAT IS THE SECRET OF YOUR SUCCESS? 
Mr R&B LP 102 (Sweden),  1990  Mr R&B CD RBD102

1.  (When She Wants Good Lovin´) My Baby Comes To Me
2.  What Is The Secret Of Your Success?
3.  Gee, Golly (Gee Golly)
4.  Sorry But I´m Gonna Have To Pass
5.  Besame Mucho part 1-2
6.  Lady Like
7.  Thumbin´ A Ride
8.  Ridin´ Hood
9.  Girls Girls Girls part 2
10. Hongry
11. Teach Me How To Shimmy
12. Bull Tick Waltz
13. The P.T.A.
14. Bad Detective
15. Lovey Dovey
16. Wild One
Note: Contains Atco mono editions, not previously issued on LP.

 

Warner/Pioneer LP P-4583A.
Pioneer LP P-4583A, 1980

(Atco anthology)

THE COASTERS
Warner/Pioneer LP P-4583A
1.  Searchin´
2.  One Kiss Led To Another
3.  Smokey Joe´s Cafe
4.  Riot In Cell Block Number Nine
5.  Young Blood
6.  Down In Mexico
7.  I´m A Hog For You
8.  Yakety Yak
9.  Poison Ivy (edited)
10. Along Came Jones
11. Charlie Brown
12. That Is Rock & Roll
13. Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)
14. What About Us
Note: Sleeve identical to Atco LP SD 33-101 with mono editions.

 

Pioneer LP P-6188A
Pioneer LP P-6188A, 1981

(Anthology incl stereo alternates
)

WAKE ME, SHAKE ME  
Warner/Pioneer LP P-6188A

1.  Dance!
2.  Wake Me, Shake Me
3.  The Snake And The Bookworm (edited alternate)
4.  Wait A Minute
5.  Girls Girls Girls (edited)
6.  (Ain´t That) Just Like Me
7.  Bad Blood (alternate)
8.  Teach Me How To Shimmy
9.  Lovey Dovey
10. Wild One
11. Lady Like
12. Hongry
13. Let´s Go Get Stoned
14. Saturday Night Fish Fry
Note: Front cover photo from Atco LP 33-123.

 

"All About The Coasters".
Pioneer LP P-13013, 1982

(Atco anthology)

ALL ABOUT THE COASTERS 
Warner/Pioneer (Atco) LP P-13013
1.  Down In Mexico
2.  Searchin´
3.  Young Blood
4.  Yakety Yak
5.  Charlie Brown
6.  Poison Ivy
7.  Wake Me, Shake Me
8.  Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)
9.  Girls Girls Girls (edited alternate)
10. Riot In Cell Block #9
11. Turtle Dovin´
12. Brazil
13. Sweet Georgia Brown
14. Loop De Loop Mambo
15. Wrap It Up
16. Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart
17. The Shadow Knows
18. Run Red Run (alternate)
19. Stewball (alternate)
20. I Must Be Dreaming
(Spark recording)
Note: Original Atco tracks.

 

The "Young Blood" 2-set LP.
Atlantic LP AD 2-4003, 1982

(Atco mono masters
)

YOUNG BLOOD 
Atlantic DeLuxe LP AD 2-4003 (2-set),
Atlantic K 60163 (UK),
Atlantic DeLuxe 60 163 (Germany)

1.  Little Egypt
2.  Shoppin´ For Clothes
3.  Searchin´
4.  Charlie Brown
5.  Down In Mexico
6.  Girls, Girls, Girls  (part 1)
7.  Yakety Yak
8.  Run, Red, Run
9.  Poison Ivy
10. Young Blood
11. Down Home Girl  (Date)
12. That Is Rock & Roll
13. D.W. Washburn  (Date)
14. Along Came Jones
15. Three Cool Cats
16. Riot In Cell Block # 9
17. The Shadow Knows
18. I Must Be Dreamin´
19. Smokey Joe´s Cafe
20. Framed
21. Turtle Dovin´
22. Bad Blood
23. (The) Idol With The Golden Head
24. Love Potion # 9  (King)

 

The British Edsel LP.
Edsel LP ED 156, 1984

(rare Atco recordings
with alternates)

THUMBIN´ A RIDE 
Edsel LP ED 156 (UK)
1.  That Is Rock And Roll
(.. ´N´ Roll)
2.  Three Cool Cats (extended master)
3.  (Ain´t That) Just Like Me
4.  Keep On Rolling (alternate)
5.  Wait A Minute
6.  Stewball (alternate)
7.  The Snake And The Bookworm (..& The..) (mono single)
8.  Wake Me, Shake Me
9.  Girls Girls Girls -Pt.1 (Girls, Girls, Girls Part 1) (edited alternate)
10. Gee Golly
11. Sorry But I´m Gonna Have To Pass
12. What Is The Secret Of Your Success
13. Lady Like
14. Besame Mucho -Pt. 2 (Part 2) (actually Part 1)
15. Thumbin´ A Ride
16. Ridin´ Hood

Compiled by Claus Röhnisch, June 20, 2008

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