Excello Records : part 2compiled by JCMarion


2097 - Skinny Dynamo : So Long So Long / Jingle Bell ( Dec 1956)
2098 - Little Al : Little Lean Woman / No Jive (Jan 1957)
2099 - Johnny Jano : Havin' A Whole Lot Of Fun / I'd Make A Good Man For You ( Jan 1957)
2100 - Louis Brooks : X-Cello Rock / B.R. Drag ( Jan 1957)
2101 - Gladiolas : Little Darlin' / Sweetheart Please Don't Go ( Jan 1957) Original version - soon covered by The Diamonds for Mercury
2102 - Lonesome Sundown : My Home Is A Prison / Lonesome Whistler ( Jan 1957) Good seller in Chicago
2103 - Jerry McCain & his Upstarts : My Next Door Neighbor / Trying To Please ( Feb 1957)
2104 - Lillian Offitt : Miss You So / If You Only Knew ( Feb 1957) "Miss" a good seller, and Lillian a good draw in Chicago. Goes national in July.
2105 - Al Ferrier : Hey Baby / I'm The Man (Feb 1957)
2106 - Lightnin' Slim : Mean Ole Lonesome Train / I'm Grown ( March 1957)
2107 - Lazy Lester : Go Ahead / They Call Me Lazy ( March 1957)
2108 - Guitar Gable : It's Hard But It's Fair / Cool Calm & Collected ( Apr 1957)
2109 - Kid King's Combo : Are You Sure / Hob Nob ( May 1957)
2110 - Gladiolas : Run Run Little Joe / Comin' Home To You ( June 1957)
2111 - Jerry McCain & his Upstarts : Listen Young Girls / Bad Credit ( June 1957)
2112 - Joe Hudson & the Rocking Dukes : Baby Give Me A Chance / Ooh Wee Pretty Baby ( July 1957)
2113 - Slim Harpo : I'm A King Bee / I Got Love If You Want It (July 1957) Big seller and all time classic blues tune
2114 - Billy Fortune : Trapped / I'm Waiting ( July 1957)
2115 - Rhythm Casters : Love, Love Baby / Oh My Darling ( July 1957)
2116 - Lightnin' Slim : I'm A Rollin' Stone / Love Me Mama ( July 1957)
2117 - Lonesome Sundown : I've Got The Blues / Don't Say A Word ( July 1957)
2118 - Carol Fran : One Look At You Daddy / Emmitt Lee ( Aug 1957)

Ernie Young announces the formation of a third label for his company, to be called Nasco Records and will record more pop oriented sides.
2119 - Louis Brooks & his Hi-Toppers : Gonna Stop Foolin' Myself / Don't You Know ( Sept 1957) Sells well in South until the end of the year.
2120 - Gladiolas : Hey Little Girl / I Wanta Know ( Sept 1957)
2121 - Glad Rags : Just One Love / My China Doll ( Sept 1957)
2122 - Guitar Gable : Gumbo Mambo / What's The Matter With My Baby ( Sept 1957)
2123 - Five Chums : High School Affair / Give Me The Power ( Oct 1957)
2124 - Lillian Offitt : Darlin' I'll Forgive You / Just Lonesome! That's All ( Oct 1957)
2125 - Arthur Gunter : Baby Can't You See / You're Always On My Mind ( Nov 1957)
2126 - Cliff Butler & Eddie Hudson : Lover's Plea / Shame On You ( Nov 1957)
2127 - Jerry McCain & his Upstarts : Groom Without A Bride / The Jig's Up ( Nov 1957)
2128 - Little Al : Every Day Brings About A Change / Easy Ridin' Buggy ( Nov 1957)
2129 - Lazy Lester : I Told My Little Woman / Tell Me Pretty Baby ( Dec 1957)
2130 - Seniors : Why Did You Leave Me / Sloo Foot Soo ( Dec 1957)
2131 - Lightnin' Slim : Hoo Doo Blues / It's Mighty Crazy ( Dec 1957)
2132 - Lonesome Sundown : Lonely Lonely Me / I'm A Mojo Man ( Dec 1957)
2133 - Carol Fran : I Quit My Knockin' / If We Should Meet Again ( Jan 58)
2134 - Classie Ballou : Hey! Pardner / Dream Love (Jan 58)
2135 - Eddie Hudson : That Long Lost Baby / She's Sugar Sweet (Feb 58)
2136 - Gladiolas : Shoop Shoop / Say You'll Be Mine (Mar 58)
2137 - Arthur Gunter : Ludella / We're Gonna Shake ( Mar 58)
2138 - Slim Harpo : Wonderin' & Worryin' / Strange Love ( Mar 58)
2139 - Lillian Offitt : Darlin' Please Don't Change / Can't Go On ( Apr 58)
2140 - Guitar Gable with King Karl : Have Mercy On Me / Walking In The Park May 58)
2141 - Louis Brooks & his Hi-Toppers : Overton Lea Drive / Frisco (May 58)
2142 - Lightnin' Slim : My Starter Won't Work / Long Leanie Mama ( June 1958)
2143 - Lazy Lester : I'm A Lover Not A Fighter / Sugar Coated Love ( July 1958)
2144 - Leroy Washington : Be Kind / Wild Cherry ( Sept 1958)
2145 - Lonesome Sundown : Don't Go / I Stood By ( Sept 1958)
2146 - Roscoe Shelton : Something's Wrong / Crazy Over You ( Oct 1958)
2147 - Arthur Gunter : Don't Leave Me Now / Crazy Me ( Nov 1958)
2148 - Steve Colley : Take A Key / Pack Your Bags (Dec 58)
2149 - Jay Nelson & the Jumpers : Sleepy Time Rock / A Fool That Was Blind (Dec 58)
2150 - Lightnin' Slim : I'm Leavin' You / Feelin' Awful Blue ( Dec 58)
2151 - Clyde Terrell : My One Desire / Poor Folk (Jan 59)
2152 - Themes : The Magic Of You / Yes That's Love ( Jan 59)
2153 - Guitar Gable : This Should Go On Forever / Please Operator ( Jan 59)
2154 - Lonesome Sundown : No Use To Worry / You Know I Love You ( Mar 1959)
2155 - Lazy Lester : I Hear You Knockin' / Through The Goodness Of My Heart ( Apr 1959)
2156 - Carol Fran : Knock Knock / Emmitt Lee's Come Back ( Apr 1959) Sequel to #2118
2157 - King Karl : So In Need Of Someone / I Knew It Was Love ( May 1959)
2158 - Eddie Williams : It's Love Pretty Baby / You Broke Your Vows ( June 1959)
2159 - Louis Brooks & his Hi-Toppers : Bus Station Blues / Rollin' Home ( June 1959)
2160 - Lightnin' Slim : Sweet Little Woman / Lightnin's Troubles ( June 1959)
2161 - Leroy Washington : My Chinatown Gal / Gimmie My Rights (When I'm Not Wrong) ( July 1959)
2162 - Slim Harpo : You'll Be Sorry One Day / One More Day ( July 1959)
2163 - Lonesome Sundown : If You See My Baby / Gonna Stick To You Baby ( Aug 1959)
2164 - Arthur Gunter : No Naggin' No Draggin' / I Want Her Back ( Aug 1959)
2165 - Jay Nelson & the Jumpers : Wild Love / To You My Darling ( Sept 1959)
2166 - Lazy Lester : I Love You, I Need You / Late, Late In The Evening ( Sept 1959)
2167 - Roscoe Shelton : Pleading For Love / Please Think It Over ( Sept 1959) A good seller in New Orleans
2168 - King Crooners : Now That She's Gone / Won't You Let Me Know ( Oct 1959)
2169 - Lightnin' Slim : Rooster Blues / G.I. Slim ( Oct 1959) A good seller in the South
2170 - Roscoe Shelton : Say You Really Care / It's My Fault (Nov 59)
2171 - Slim Harpo : Buzz Me Baby / Late Last Night (Nov 59)
2172 - Leroy Washington : My True Life / Why Should I Cry (Dec 59)
2173 - Lighnin' Slim : Tom Cat Blues / Bed Bug Blues (Dec 59)

Some important original albums:
8000 - LIGHTNIN' SLIM : ROOSTER BLUES (1960) re-issued by Hip-O on CD
8001 - Various Artists: TUNES TO BE REMEMBERED (1960)
8003 - SLIM HARPO : RAINING IN MY HEART (1961) re-issued by Hip-O on CD
8004 - LIGHTNIN' SLIM : BELL RINGER (1965)
8005 - SLIM HARPO : BABY, SCRATCH MY BACK (1966)
8006 - LAZY LESTER : TRUE BLUES (1967)
8010 - SLIM HARPO : THE BEST OF SLIM HARPO (1969)
8011 - Various Artists: THE REAL BLUES (1969)
8012 - LONESOME SUNDOWN : LONESOME LONELY BLUES (1970)
8013 - SLIM HARPO : KNEW THE BLUES (1970)
8015 - Various Artists : SWAMP BLUES VOLUME 1 (1970)
8016 - Various Artists: SWAMP BLUES VOLUME 2 (1970)
8017 - ARTHUR GUNTER : BLACK AND BLUES (1971)
8018 - LIGHTNIN' SLIM : HIGH AND LOW DOWN (1971)
8019 - SILAS HOGAN : TROUBLE AT HOME (1971/72)
8021 - Various Artists : BLUES LIVE IN BATON ROUGE (1971/72)
8025 - Various Artists : THE EXCELLO STORY (2-LP) (1972)
8026 - Various Artists : MONTREUX BLUES FESTIVAL (2-LP) (1972/73)
8029 - Various Artists : AMERICAN FOLK BLUES FESTIVAL (1972/73)

Re-issue CDs of Excello Records that are available -

Blues Hangover (Excello) 1995

House Rockin' And Hip Shakin' - vols 1 - 3 (Hip - O) 1997

Dark Clouds Rolling (Excello) 1997

Best Of Excello vols 1 & 2 (Excello) 1997

Excello Legends : Earl Gaines-Roscoe Shelton-Guitar Gable (Ripete) 1998

The Excello Story : 1952-57 (Hip-O) 4 CD set 1999

Slim Harpo : The Singles Anthology (Hip -O) 2003

Into the 1960s Excello kept to their Southern blues roots until Ernie Young retired in 1966 and from then on the label concentrated on Soul Music until their final output in 1975 closing a near twenty five year existence of this great music provider from their Nashville base.

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