The RPM Records Story

The founding of RPM Records came in 1950 as a second part of the growing recording empire of the Bihari Brothers Joe and Jules (which also later included the Flair, Kent, and Meteor labels). RPM Records started out as the home base for Memphis blues singer-guitarist B.B. King, and later featured other R & B performers and vocal groups. This is not a complete list but a representative listing of RPM releases during the first half of the decade of the 50s.

301 - Memphis Eddie - Velma Lee / Lonesome Change

303 - Luke Jones - Rompin' The Boogie / Mama Oh Mama

304 - BB King - BB's Boogie / Mistreated Woman

305 - Lowell Fulson - Doing Time Blues / Some Old Lonesome day

306 - Bumps Meyers - Bumps And Lumps / I Can't Give You Anything

308 - Memphis Eddie - I Believe / Mercy Blues

310 - Memphis Eddie - Highway 61 / Good Time Woman

311 - BB King - Walkin' And Cryin' / Other Night Blues

312 - Gene Phillips - Big Fat Mama / Rock Bottom

313 - Nic Nacs - Gonna have A Merry Christmas

315 - Memphis Eddie - Real Fine Girl / Baby Lou

317 - Jimmy McCracklin - Love When It Rains / Your Heart Ain't Right

318 - BB King - My Baby's Gone / Do You Want A Man Like Me

319 - Gene Phillips - Rear End Blues / What's The Matter

320 - Junior Blues - Whiskey Head Woman / Young And Good Lookin'

322 - Roscoe Gordon - Roscoe's Boogie (parts 1 & 2)

323 - BB King - She's Dynamite / BB Blues

324 - Roscoe Gordon - Saddle The Cow

325 - Jimmy Nelson - T-99 Blues

326 - Alexander Moore - If I Love You / Neglected Woman

327 - Willie Nix - Try Me One More Time / Lonesome Bedroom Blues

330 - BB King - She's A Mean Woman / Hard Working Woman

332 - Lloyd Glenn - New Flying Home

333 - Howlin' Wolf - Riding In The Moonlight / Morning At Midnight

337 - Lightenin' Hopkins - Bad Luck And Trouble / Beggin' You To Stay

338 - Mumbles Horton - Black Gal / Jumpin' Blues

339 - BB King - Three O'Clock Blues / That Ain't The Way To Do It

340 - Howlin' Wolf - Passin' By Blues / Crying At Daybreak

343 - Junior Brooks - Love Town Blues / She's The Girl For Me

346 - Lightenin' Hopkins - Lonesome Dog Blues / Jake Head

347 - Howlin' Wolf - My Baby Stole Off / I Want Your Picture

348 - BB King - She Don't Love Me No More / Fine Lookin' Woman

349 - Jimmy Jackson - Stompin'

350 - Roscoe Gordon - No More Doggin' / Maria

351 - Lightenin'Hopkins - Last Affair / Don't Keep My Baby Long

354 - Sunny Blair - Five Foot Three Blues / Glad To Be Back Home

355 - BB King - It's My Own Fault Darling

356 - Ike Turner - Trouble And Heartache / You're Driving Me Insane

357 - Jay Franks - Fish Tail / Stripped Gears

358 - Roscoe Gordon - New Orleans Woman

359 - Lightenin' Hopkins - I Needed Time / One Kind Favor

360 - BB King - Some day Somewhere

362 - Bonnie & Ike Turner - Lookin' For My baby / My Heart Belongs To You

363 - BB King - You Know I Love You / You Didn't Want Me

364 - Houston Boines - Monkey Motion / Superintendent Blues

365 - Roscoe Gordon - What You Got On Your Mind / Two Kinds Of Women

366 - Jimmy Huff - She's My Baby / Torture Tears And Pain

367 - Little Eddie Kirkland - It's Time / That's All Right

368 - Jimmy Nelson - Little Rich Girl

369 - Roscoe Gordon - Trying / Dream Baby

370 - Driftin' Slim - My Sweet Woman / Good Morning Baby

371 - Little David - Macayo / Crying Blues

374 - BB King - Story From My Heart And Soul / Boogie Woogie Woman

375 - Saunders King - New SK Blues (parts 1 & 2)

376 - Gene Forrest - Achin' And Cryin' / I Just Want To Hold You

377 - Jimmy Nelson - Right Around The Corner / Miss Teasin' Brown

378 - Lightenin' Hopkins - Candy Kitchen / Another Fool In Town

379 - Roscoe Gordon - Just In From Texas / I'm In Love

380 - BB King - Woke Up This Morning / I Don't have To Cry

383 - Mel Daniels - I'll Be There / Bogie In The Moonlight

384 - Roscoe Gordon - We're All Loaded / Tomorrow Night May Be Too Late

385 - Jimmy Nelson - Married Men Like Sport / Meet Me With Your Black Dress On

386 - BB King - Please Love Me / Highway Bound

387 - Vido Musso - Blue Night / Vido's Boogie

388 - Lightenin' Hopkins - Mistake Blues / Black Cat

389 - Jimmy Nelson - Big Mouth / Second Hand Fool

390 - Jerry Huff - Don't You Know / Big City Bound

391 - BB King - Please Hurry Home / Neighborhood Affair

392 - King Perry Orchestra - Welcome Home Baby / Card Playing Blues

393 - Little Caesar - Chains Of Love Have Disappeared / Tried To Reason With You

395 - BB King - Blind Love / Why Did You Leave Me

396 - Rev. G.W. Killens - Eternal God / Great Jehovah

397 - Jimmy Nelson - Mean Poor Girl / Hard Luck

398 - Lightenin' Hopkins - Santa Fe Blues / Someday Baby

399 - Meadowlarks - Love Only You / Real Pretty Mama

400 - Quinn Kimble Orchestra - Blue Memories / Feel My Broom

401 - Connie Mack Booker - All Alone / Love Me Pretty Baby

402 - Earl Curry - One Whole Year / I Want Your Lovin'

403 - BB King - Please Help Me / Praying To The Lord

405 - Zola Taylor - Oh My Dear / Make Love To Me

406 - Meadowlarks - LSMFT Blues / Pass The Gin

407 - Johnny Parker - Tired Of Everybody / What You Did To Me

408 - BB King - Love You Baby / The Woman I Love

410 - Lonnie The Cat - I Ain't Drunk / The Road I Travel

411 - BB King - Don't You Want A Man Like Me / Everything I Do Is Wrong

412 - BB King - When My Heart Beats Like A Hammer / Bye Bye Baby

415 - Chanters - Tell Me Thrill Me / She Wants To Mambo

416 - BB King - You Upset Me Baby / Whole Lotta Love

417 - Curtis Irvin - Cheatin' On Me / Make A Little Love

418 - Buddy Milton & The Twilighters - Please Understand / Say Another Word

419 - Buddy Milton & The Twilighters - Ooh Wah / I'm The Child

420 - Arthur Lee Maye & The Crowns - Please Say You Love Me / Cool Lovin'

421 - BB King - Everyday I Have The Blues / Sneakin' Around

422 - Eugene Fox - The Dream (parts 1 & 2)

423 - Johnny "Guitar" Watson - Hot Little mama / Love To Love You

424 - Arthur Lee Maye & The Crowns - Truly / Oochie Pachie

425 - BB King - Lonely And Blue / Jump With You Baby

426 - Joe Houston - Joe's Gone / Shtiggy Boom

427 - Joe Houston - Candy Rock / Riverside Rock

428 - Jacks - Why Don't You Write Me / Smack Dab In The Middle

429 - Arthur Lee Maye & The Crowns - Love Me Always / Loop De Loop

430 - BB King - Shut Your Mouth / I'm In Love

431 - Johnny "Guitar" Watson - Don't Touch Me / Too Tired

432 - Donna Hightower - Dog Gone It / Love Me Again

433 - Jacks - I'm Confessin' / Since My Baby's Gone

434 - Little George Smith - Telephone Blues / Blues In The Dark

435 - BB King - Boogie Rock / Talking The Blues

436 - Johnny "Guitar" Watson - Those Lonely Lonely Nights / Someone Cares For Me

437 - BB King - What can I Do / Ten Long Years

438 - Arthur Lee Maye & The Crowns - Please Don't Leave Me / Do The Bop

439 - Donna Hightower & The Jacks - Bob-O-Link / Since You

440 - Roy Hawkins - Is It Too Late / If I Had Listened

441 - George Jackson - Heaven On Earth / Hold Me

442 - Little George Smith - Blues Stay Away / Oopin Doopin Doo

443 - Johnny Wright - The World Is Yours / Suffocate

444 - Jacks - My Clumsy Heart / This Empty Heart

445 - Donna Hightower w/Maxwell Davis Orch - Hands Off / Right Now

446 - Trojans - I Wanna make Love To You . As Long As I Have You

447 - Johnny "Guitar" Watson - Give A Little / Oh Baby

448 - Richard Berry - Big John / Rockin' Man

449 - Maxwell Davis - Thunderbird / Bluesville

450 - BB King - I'm Cracking Up Over You / Ruby Lee

451 - BB King - Sixteen Tons / Down So Long

452 - Richard Berry - I Am Bewildered / Pretty Brown Eyes

453 - Teen Queens - Eddie My Love / Just Goofed

454 - Jacks - How Soon / I Was Wrong

455 - Johnny "Guitar" Watson - Ruben / Three Hours Past Midnight

456 - Little George Smith - Love Life / Cross Eyed Susie Lee

457 - BB King - Let's Do The Boogie / Did You Ever Love A Woman

458 - Jacks - Why Did I fall In Love / Sugar Baby

459 - BB King - Dark Is The Night (parts 1 & 2)

460 - Teen Queens - Baby Mine / So All Alone

462 - Little Clydie King - A casual Look / Oh Me

464 - Teen Queens - Until The Day I Die / Billy Boy

465 - Richard Berry - Angel In My Life / Yama Yama Pretty Mama

466 - Eddie Lang - Come On Home / I'm All Alone

467 - Jacks - Dream A Little Longer / Let's Make Up

468 - BB King - Sweet Little Angel / Bad Luck

470 - Teen Queens - Love Sweet Love / Red Top

471 - Johnny "Guitar" Watson - Love Me Baby / She Moves Me

472 - Paul Anka & The Jacks - I Confess / Blau-Wile Deveest Fontaine

474 - Jewels - B-Bomb Baby / She's A Flirt

475 - Prentice Moreland - I've Never Been There / Believe Me My Beloved

478 - George Smith - You Don't Love Me / Down In New Orleans

479 - BB King - On My Word Of Honor / Bim Bam

481 - Donna Hightower - He's My Baby / I Ain't Gonna Tell

486 - BB King - Early In The Morning / You Don't Know

490 - BB King - How Do I Love You / You can't Fool My Heart

492 - BB King - I Want To Get Married / Troubles Troubles

494 - BB King - Quit My Baby / Be Careful With A Fool

498 - BB King - I Wonder / I Need You So Bad

501 - BB King - The Key To My Kingdom / My Heart Belongs To You

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