Imperial Records : part two compiled by JCMarion


1954 Imperial Records releases included the following :

5263 - Rev. Percy Simpson Jr. "You Set Me Free" / "Must Jesus Bear The Cross?"

5264 - T-Bone Walker - "Pony tail" / "When The Sun Goes Down"

5265 - The Spiders "You're The One" / "I Didn't Want To Do It" first Imperial vocal group hit

5266 - The Hawks - "Joe The Grinder" / "Candy Girl"

5267 - Lil Son Jackson - "Thrill Me Baby" / "Doctor Doctor"

5268 - Smiley Lewis - "Down The Road" / "Blue Monday"

5270 - Bobby Mitchell & The Toppers - "Sister Lucy" / "Bailey's Gone"

5272 - Fats Domino - "Little Schoolgirl" / "You Done Me Wrong"

5274 - T-Bone Walker - "Vida Lee" / "My baby Is Now On My Mind"

5275 - Little Sonny Jones - "I Got Booted" / "Tend To Your Business Blues"

5276 - Lil' Son Jackson - "Big Rat" / "Piggly Wiggly"

5278 - Guitar Slim - "Crying In The Morning" / "Women Trouble"

5279 - Smiley Lewis - "The Rocks" / "Sentimental Reasons"

5280 - The Spiders - "Tears Begin To Flow" / " I'll Stop Crying"

5281 - The Hawks - "She's All Right" / "Good News"

5282 - Billy Mitchell & The Toppers - "Angel Child" / "School Girl Blues"

5283 - Fats Domino - "Baby Please" / "Where Did You Stay"

5284 - T-Bone Walker - "Wanderin Heart" / "Bye Bye Baby"

5288 - PeeWee Crayton - "Do Unto Others" / "Every Dog has His day"

5289 - Poppa Lightfoot - "Mean Old Train" / "Wine Woman Whiskey"

5291 - The Spiders - "I'm Steppin In" / "I'm Searching"

5292 - The Hawks - "I-Yi" / "It Ain't That Way"

5299 - T-Bone Walker - "Teenage Baby" / "Strugglin' Blues"

5301 - Fats Domino - "You Can Pack Your Suitcase" / "I've Lived My Life"

5302 - Blanche Thomas - "Not The Way I Love You" / "You Ain't Such"

5303 - Jesse Allen - "What A Party" / "The Things I'm Gonna Do"

5304 - Smilin' Joe - "The ABCs" parts one and two

5305 - The Spiders - "The Real Thing" / "Mmm Mmm baby"

5306 - The Hawks - "Give It Up" / "Nobody But You"

5307 - The Pelicans - "Chimes" / "I Ain't Gonna Do It"

5308 - Dave Bartholomew - "Cat Music" / "Jump Children"

5309 - Bobby Mitchell & The Toppers - "I'm A Young Man" / "She Couldn't Be Found"

5310 - Guitar Slim & His Playboys - "Standing At The Station" / "New Arrival"

5311 - T-Bone Walker - "Love Is Just A Gamble" / "High Society"

5312 - Lil Son Jackson - "How Long" / "Good Old Wagon"

5313 - Fats Domino - "Love Me" / "Don't You Hear Me Calling You"

5314 - The Bees - "Toy Bell" / "Snatchin' Back"

5316 - Smiley Lewis - "Too Many Drivers" / "Ooh La La"

5319 - Lil Son Jackson - "I Wish To Go Home" / "My Younger Days"

5320 - The Bees - "Get Away Baby" / "I Want To Be Loved"

5321 - PeeWee Crayton - "I Need Your Love" / "You Know Yeah" good national hit pushed by Moondog in NY

5323 - Fats Domino - "Thinking Of You" / "I Know" first hit with rock 'n roll audience

5324 - Mellow Drops - "When I Grow Too Old To Dream" / "That Crazy Song"

1955 releases for the Imperial label include :

5325 - Smiley Lewis - "Jailbird" / "Farewell"

5327 - Smilin' Joe - "Sleep Walkin' Woman" / "How Long Must I Wait"

5328 - Joan Scott - "My Wedding Day" / "Mighty Long Road"

5329 - Johnny Moses - "Do You Love" / "You're Torturing Me"

5332 - The Hawks - "Can't See For Looking" / "It's Too Late Now"

5333 - Rockin' Brothers - "Behind The Sun" / "Rock-It"

5336 - Boo Breeding - "Country Woman" / "Low And Lonesome"

5337 - Billy Tate - "Single Life " / "You Told Me"

5338 - PeeWee Crayton - "I Got News For You" / "My Ideas About You"

5339 - Lil' Son Jackson - "Sugar Mama" / "Messing Up"

5340 - Fats Domino - "Don't You Know" / "Helping Hand" big R & B hit with a crossover following

5342 - The Spotlighters - "Bam Jingle Jingle" / "It's Cold"

5343 - The Barons - "Eternally Yours" / "Boom Boom"

5344 - The Spiders - "Am I The One?" / "Sukey Sukey Sukey"

5345 - PeeWee Crayton - "Eyes Full Of Tears" / "Runnin' Wild"

5346 - Bobby Mitchell & The Toppers - "I'm In Love" / "I Cried"

5347 - Roosevelt Sykes - "Sweet Old Chicago" / "Bloodstains"

5348 - Fats Domino - "Ain't It A Shame" / "La La" crossover million seller in the pop market

5351 - The Jewels - "Angel In My Life" / "Hearts Can Be Broken" first vocal group hit for the label

5353 - PeeWee Crayton - "Yours Truly" / "Be Faithful"

5354 - The Spiders - "Bells In My Heart" / "For A Friend"

5355 - Wee Willie Wayne - "Travellin' Mood" / "I remember"

5356 - Smiley Lewis - "I Hear You Knockin'" / "Bumpity Bump" another huge crossover hit for Imperial

5357 - Fats Domino - "All By Myself" / "Troubles Of My Own" Fats is now a pop star

5359 -The Barons - "I Know I Was Wrong" / "My Dream, My Love" another vocal group hit

5360 Beenie Williams - "Why Fool Yourself" / "Don't Tease Me"

5361 - Tommy Lampkin - "Lover's Plea" / "Eternal Love"

5362 - The Jewels - "Natural Natural Ditty" / "Please Return"

5364 - The Bruno Sisters - "Don't Leave" / "Dreaming"

5365 - Johnny Fuller - "Mercy Mercy" / "Garden Of Memories"

5366 - The Spiders - "Witchcraft" / "Is It True" huge vocal group hit

5369 - Fats Domino - "Poor Me" / "I Can't Go On"

5370 - The Barons - "Searching For You" / "Cold Kisses"

5671 - Joe and Ursala - "Let's Face It" / "The Good Book"

5372 - Smiley Lewis - "Queen Of Hearts" / "Come On"

In 1956 releases on Imperial Records included :

5373 - Dave Bartholomew - "Shrimp And Gumbo" / "Old Cowhand From The Blues Band"

5375 - Fats Domino - "Boll Weevil" / "Don't Blame It On Me" Fats continues as one of rock's biggest stars

5377 - The Jewels - "How" / "Rickety Rock" another vocal group smash

5378 - Bobby Mitchell & The Toppers - "No No No" / "Try Rock And Roll"

5380 - Smiley Lewis - "One Night" / "Ain't Gonna Do It" big smash later covered by Elvis

5381 - Ernie Freeman - "Rockin' Around" / "Lost Dream"

5382 - Johnny Fuller - "Sister Jenny" / "My Heart Is Bleeding"

5383 - The Barons - "So Long My Darling" / "Crying For You"

5384 - T-Bone Walker - "Alibi" / "Say Pretty Baby"

5385 - Vivian Green - "Thanks For Nothing" / "Sugar Boy"

5386 - Fats Domino - "My Blue Heaven" / "I'm In Love Again" multi million selling two sided hit

5389 - Smiley Lewis - "She Got Me Hook, Line, and Sinker" / "Please Listen To Me"

5390 - Dave Bartholomew - "Turn Your Lamp Down Low" / "Would You"

5391 - Ernie Freeman - "Funny Face" / "Rainy Day"

5392 - Bobby Mitchell - "I Try So Hard" / "Going Around In Circles"

5393 - The Spiders - "A-1 In My Heart" / "Dear Mary" good seller for the group

5395 - Johnny Fuller - "Restless" / "Don't Slam That Door"

5396 - Fats Domino - "So Long" / "When My Dreamboat Comes Home" another huge two sided hit

5397 - The Barons - "Don't Walk Out" / "Once In A Lifetime"

5398 - The Victorials - "Prettiest Girl In The World" / "I Got That Feeling"

5399 - Wild Bill Davis - "Autumn Leaves" / "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart"

5400 - The Honeybees - "Endless" huge hit on pop charts

5402 - Lester Williams - "McDonald's Daughter" / "Daddy Loves You"

5403 - Ernie Freeman - "Walking The Beat" / "Spring Fever"

5404 - Smiley Lewis - "Someday You'll Want Me" / "Down Yonder We Go Ballin'"

5405 - The Spiders - "That's The way To Win My Heart" / "Goodbye"

5407 - fats Domino - "Blueberry Hill" / "Honey Chile" multi million selling pop hit

5412 - Bobby Mitchell - "I Got My Fingers Crossed" / "You Are My Angel"

5413 - Johnny Fuller - "Whispering Wind" / "Deep In My Soul"

5415 - The Dukes - "Cotton Pickin' Hands"

5416 - The Honeybees - "What's To Become Of Me?" / "To Live Again"

5417 - Fats Domino - "Blue Monday" / "What's The Reason I'm Not Pleasin' You?" another million seller

5418 - Smiley Lewis - "Shame Shame" / "No No"

5419 - Ernie Freeman - "Return To Me" / "A Touch Of The Blues"

5420 - Wild Bill Davis - "Crosstown" / "Perdido"

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