Groove Records©2005JCMarion


In January of 1954 RCA Victor announces the formation of Groove Records which will be devoted exclusively to Rhythm & Blues records. They will be distributed by independent firms to compete in the R & B market. The chief A & R man for the label will be Danny Kessler.

0001 - DuDroppers - Speed King / Dead Broke

0002 - Big John Greer - You'll Never Be Mine / Bottle It Up And Go

0003 - Buddy Lucas - I Got Drunk / My Pinch Hitter

0004 - Beatrice Reading - I Gotta Know / I'll Gladly Do It Again

0005 - Sam Butera - The Things I Love / I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire

0006 - Buddy Lucas - I need Help voc Almeta Stewart / No Help

0007 - Perla Marini - Sunday Kind Of Love / I'll Never Be Free

0008 - Milt Treneir - Straighten Up Baby / Why

0009 - Miss Peaches - Calling Moody Field (parts 1 and 2)

0010 - Melvin Smith - No Baby / You Can't Stay Here

0011 - Big Boy Crudup - I Love My Baby / Fall On Your Lnees And Pray

0012 - Sue Allen & Oscar Black - Hold My Baby / I'll Get By

0013 - DuDroppers - Just Whisper / How Much Longer

0014 - Paul Williams - Women Are The Root Of All Evil / Spread Joy voc Jimmy Brown

0015 - Sonny Terry - Rooster Blues

0016 - John Greer - When Roses Bloom In Lover's Lane / Too Long

0017 - Justin Tubb - Here I Sit A-Waiting

0018 - Sam Butera - The Tout / Sam's Clain

0019 - Ernestine Washington & The Millionaires - Holding On (parts 1 & 2)

0020 - Big Red McHouston w vocals by Larry Dale - I'm Tired / Where Is My Honey

0021 - Sam Henderson w vocals by Billy Black - Too Bad Sweet Mama / Go Mother Go

0022 - Beatrice Reading - I Wash My hands / Little Things Mean A Lot

0023 - Piano Red - Decatur Street Blues / Big Rock Joe From Kokomo

0024 - Avalons - Ooh Gee Baby / Push A Little Harder

0025 - Perla Marini - Candy / All Or Nothing At All

0026 - Big Boy Crudup - Have You Ever Been To Georgia? / She's Got No Hair

0027 - Sonny Brooks - Champ Ale / Sentimental Blues

0028 - Milt Treneir - Day Old Bread / Give It A Little Time

0029 - Larry Dale - Please Tell Me / You Better Heed My Warning

0030 - Buddy Lucas - No Dice / High Low Jack

0031 - Five Keys - I'll Follow You / Lawdy Miss Mary (promotional copy only)

0032 - Bonnie Davis & The Picadilly Pipers - Since You're Gone / How Could You

0033 - Sam Butera - Sam's Reverie / Who Got The Key

0034 - Otis Blackwell - Here I Am / Oh What A Babe

0035 - Charlie Rich - The Ways Of A Woman In Love / My Mountain Dew

0036 - DuDroppers - Boot 'Em Up / Let Nature Take Its Course

0037 - Sue Allen - Don't Leave Me To Cry / Oscar Black - I Dedicate My Heart

0038 - John Greer - We Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo / Wait Till After Christmas

0039 - Avalons - Whatever Happened To Our Love / Kiss Your Baby Goodbye

0040 - Floyd Robinson - My Little Martian

0041 - Charlie Rich - Nice 'n Easy / Turn Around And Face Me

0042 - Jack Scott - There's Trouble Brewing

0044 - Jack Scott - A Sometimes Love / One Life

0048 - Mincy Twins - Schoolgirl / Once Upon A New York Sun

0049 - Jack Scott - Flakey John / Tall Tales

0051 - Mike Daniels - Youngblood Hawke Theme

0052 - Della Rae - Happy Day

0053 - Dian James - Welcome Stranger

0054 - Ray Griff - That Weeping Willow Tree

0063 - Ray Griff - Tongue Twisting Time

A new numbering system now takes over the Groove label catalog -

0100 - John Greer - Lucky Lucky Me / Will I Be The One?

0101 - Piano Red - Jump Man Jump / Pay It No Mind

0102 - Sue Allen & Oscar Black - Be My baby / Ain't Nobody Home But Me

0103 - Maymie Watts - There Goes The Train / Quicksand

0104 - DuDroppers - Talk That Talk / Give Me Some

0105 - Chris Powell - Break It Up / Love You Like Crazy

0106 - Tiny Kennedy - Country Boy / I Need A Good Woman0107 - Chick Green - Greensleeves / Intermezzo

0107 - Chick Green - Greensleeves / Intermezzo

0108 - John Greer - Soon Soon Soon / I'm Glad For Your Sake

0109 - Charley Hughes - That's All I'm Asking For / Itsy Bitsy Puddin Pie

0110 - Four Students - So Near And Yet So Far / Hot Rotten Soda Pop

0111 - Chris Powell & The Blue Flames - Unchained Melody / Somethings Gotta Give

0112 - Sonics - As I Live On / Bumble Bee

0113 - Lil McKenzie & The Four Students - The Others I Like / Run Along

0114 - Sue Allen & Oscar Black - I'll Live My Life Alone / Baby Please Don't Go

0115 - Coronets - I'll Love You More / Crime Does Not Pay

0116 - Coronets - The Bible Tells Me So / Hush

0117 - Gypsies - I'm Good To You baby / One-Two-Three-Go

0118 - Piano Red - Six O'Clock Bounce / Goodbye

0119 - John Greer - Come Back Maybelline

0120 - DuDroppers - I Wanna Love You / You're Mine Already

0121 - Sycamores - I'll Be Waiting / Darling Is It Time?

0122 - Two Sweethearts - True Love Is Missing / If You Asked Me

0123 - Cousin Leroy - Come Back Home / Catfish

0124 - Emmett Hobson - Mattie Bee / Where Is Joe?

0125 - Mr. Bear - How Come / I'm Gonna Keep My Eye On You

0126 - Piano Red - Red's Blues / Gordy's Rock

0127 - Zilla Mays - Come Back To Me / Right Now

0128 - Chris Powell & The Blue Flames - Chinatown / Goodbye Little Girl

0129 - The Gypsies - You've Been Around Too Long / Rock Around The Christmas Tree

0130 - Oscar Black, Sue Allen & The 4 Students - Think Of Tomorrow / Set A Wedding Day

0131 - Big John Greer & The $ Students - Blam / A man And A Woman

0132 - Little Tommy Brown - Don't Leave Me / Won't You Forgive Me

0133 - Tiny Kennedy - Taint Right / Strange Kind Of Feeling

0134 - The Nitecaps - A Kiss And A Vow / Be My Girl

0135 - Sonny Terry - Ride & Roll / Hootin Blues #2

0136 - Piano Red - She Knocks Me Out / Jumpin With Daddy

0137 - The Gypsies - Rockin Pretty baby / You Been Away Too Long

0138 - Mr. Bear & His Bearcats - Peek-A-Boo / The Bear Hug

0139 - Varetta Dillard - Mama Don't Wany / Darling Listen To The Words Of This Song

0140 - Jonah Jones - Come Sit By Me / God Loves You Child

0141 - Avalons - Ooh She Flew / Chains Around My Heart

0142 - Big Connie - Mumbles Blues / Wait Til Next Week

0143 - Little Tommy Brown - The Thrill Is Gone / Gambler's Prayer

0144 - Chris Powell & The Blue Flames - Moritat / Poor People Of Paris

0145 - Piano Red - That's My Desire / I'm Nobody's Fool

0146 - Roy "Mr. Guitar" Gaines - Right Now Baby / De Dat De Dum

0147 - Nightcaps - Sweet Thing / Tough Mama

0149 - Charles Calhoun - My Pigeon's Gone / Jamboree

0150 - Mr. Bear & His Bearcats - Radar / Mr. Bear Comes To Town

0151 - Big Al Sears - Love Call / Rock & Roll Ball

0152 - Varetta Dillard - Gonna Tell My Daddy / Cherry Blossom

0153 - Beverly Wright - Shake Til I'm Shook / Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying

0154 - The Twilighters - Sitting In A Corner / It's A Cold Rainy Day

0155 - Johnny Byrd - 22 Minutes / The last Laugh Will Be On You

0156 - The Dappers - Unwanted Love / That's All That's All That's All

0157 - Rebecca Lee - The Devil hates You / Willie

0158 - The Nitecaps - You may Not Know / Bamboo Rock & Roll

0159 - Varetta Dillard - Got You On My Mind / Skinny Jimmy

0160 - King Curtis - Movin On / Rockabye Baby

0161 - Roy Gaines - Worried About You / All My Life

0162 - Clayton Love - Mary Lou / Bye Bye Baby

0163 - The Collegians - Blue Solitude / Please Let Me Be The One

0164 - Mickey & Sylvia - No Good Lover / Walking In The Rain

0165 - Ann Gilbert - Tall Boy / There Will Never Be Another You

0166 - Big Al Sears - Hear The Beat / Great Googa Mooga

0167 - Varetta Dillard - If You Want To Be My Baby / I Miss You Jimmy

0168 - Sue Allen & Oscar Black - If I Cry Tomorrow / Into Each Life

0169 - Piano Red - You Were Mine For A While / Ooh-Wee

0170 - El Venos - Now We're Together / Geraldine

0171 - Jack Dupree & Mr. Bear - Lonely Road Blues / When I Get Married

0172 - Anne Alford - Give Up And Tell / It's Heavenly

0173 - Frank Brunson - Charmaine / I Believe In you

0174 - Avalons - Sugar Sugar / Funny But Its True

0175 - Mickey & Sylvia - Love Is Strange / I'm Going Home

0176 - Nightcaps - In Each Corner Of My Heart

0177 - Varetta Dillard - One More Time

0178 - Bobby & Melvin-Forever And A Day / She's Got Eyes

There was also a short series of Groove 5000 releases which were re-issued R & B sides from Bluebird and Victor.

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