Bobby Robinson's RED ROBIN RECORDS


Red Robin Records began in November of 1951 as Robin Records founded by Bobby Robinson and located on 125th Street in Harlem, New York. For the preceding few years Robinson had operated a record store that carried the latest R & B sides and introduced many of the top sellers to the community. He then decided to get into the producing end of the business and started Robin Records. After about four releases, he was advised that legal action was threatened if he did not change the name of the label because of a prior outfit that recorded country music was also called Robin Records. It was then that Bobby changed the name to Red Robin Records and is today recognized as one of the pioneering New York labels featuring the vocal group sound. here is the complete discography of the label -

101 and 102 - Morris Lane : Bobby's Boogie / Ghost Town (1951)

103 - Charlie Singleton : Earthquake / Never Trust A Woman (1951)

104 - The Mello-Moods : I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night / And You Just Can't Go Through Life Alone (1951)

105 - The Mello-Moods : Where Are You (Now That I Need You) / How Could You (1951)

106 - The Thrasher Wonders : Motherless Child / Gospel Keys : Every Man lay Down And Die(1952)

107 - Red Prysock & His House Rockers : Wiggles / Crying My Heart Out (1952) - re-released in September of 1954

108 - The Du Droppers : Can't Do Sixty No More / Chain Me, Baby (Blues Of Desire) (1952)

109 - Jack Dupree : Stumbling Block Blues / Number Nine Blues (1952)

110 - Sonny Terry : Harmonica Hop / Doggin' My Heart Around (1952)

111 - Brownie McGhee : Don't Dog Your Woman / Daisy (1952)

112 - Jack Dupree : Highway Blues / Shake, Baby, Shake (1953)

113 - The Vocaleers : Be True / Oh! Where (1953)

114 - The Vocaleers : Is It A Dream? / Hurry Home (1953)

115 - The Serenaders : Will She Know? / I Want To Love You, Baby (1953)

116 - The Du Droppers : Come On And Love Me, Baby / Go Back (1953)

117 - Red Prysock & His House Rockers : Hard Rock / Jump For George (1953)

118 - The DC Blind Wonders Of Washington : Come By Here / Night Prayer (1953)

119 - The Vocaleers : I Walk Alone / How Soon? (1953)

120 - The Velvets : They Tried / She's Gotta Grin (1953)

121 - Sadie Birch : The Man I Crave / Love Needs A Helping Hand (1953)

122 - The Velvets : I / At Last (1953) (also on Pilgrim 706)

123 - Tiny Grimes : Juicy Fruit / Second Floor Rear (1954)

124 - Allen Baum with The Larks : My Kinda Woman / Too Much Competition (1954)

125 - The Vocaleers : Will You Be True? / Love You (1954)

126 - The Topps : What Do You Do? / Tippin' (1954)

127 - The Velvets : I Cried / Tell Her (1954) (also on Pilgrim 710)

128 - The Scarlets : I've Lost / Dear One (1954)

129 - Sandra Grimes : You Didn't Give Me A Chance / Be Good To Yourself (1954)

130 - Jack Dupree : Drunk Again / Shim Sham Shimmy (1954)

131 - The Topps : I've Got A Feeling / Won't You Come Home, Baby? (1954)

132 - The Vocaleers : Angel Face / Lovin' Baby (1954)

133 - The Scarlets : Darling, I'm Yours / Love Doll (1955)

134 - The Rainbows : Evening / Mary Lee (1955) (also on Pilgrim 703)

135 - The Scarlets : True Love / Cry Baby (1955)

136 - Clarence (Junior) Lewis : Lost Everything / Your Heart Must Be Made Of Stone (1955)

137 - Charles & Carl : My Lucky Star / One More Chance (1955) (Charles Samson & Carl Hogan)

138 - The Scarlets : Kiss Me / Indian Fever (1955)

139 - Red Prysock & His Rock & Rollers : The Hammer / Jackpot (1955) - originally recorded in 1952

140 - The Sequins : Don't Fall In Love / Why Can't You Treat Me Right (1956)

141 - The Rainbows : Shirley / Stay (1956) (also on Pilgrim 711)

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