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  The Dominoes - Part 2
Discography


By Marv Goldberg

    Based on interviews with David McNeil, Milton Grayson,
Monroe Powell, Al Anderson, Lou Ragland, and Robbie Robinson

© 1999 by Marv Goldberg



THE DOMINOES, BY SESSION (record number and lead shown after title)


11/14/50 (FEDERAL)
F100 Chicken Blues (F12001) (BB)
F101 No! Says My Heart (F12010) (CMP)
F102 Do Something For Me (F12001) (CMP)
F103 Weeping Willow Blues (F12039) (CMP)

12/30/50 (FEDERAL)
F108 Sixty Minute Man (F12022) (BB)
F109 Harbor Lights (F12010) (CMP)

1/27/51 (FEDERAL)
F120 Heart To Heart (F12036) (LE/CMP)
F121 The Deacon Moves In (F12016) (LE/CW)
F122 That's What You're Doing To Me (unrel) (CMP)
F123 I Can't Escape From You (F12022) (CMP)

5/24/51 (FEDERAL)
F152 That's What You're Doing To Me (F12059, F12072) (CMP/CW)
F153 I Am With You (F12039) (CMP/BB)
F154 Love, Love, Love (F12072, F12308) (BB)
F155 Don't Leave Me This Way (F12129) (CMP)
F156 These Foolish Things (F12129) (CMP)

1/28/52 (FEDERAL)
F1056 Deep Sea Blues (F12068) (CMP)
F1057 Have Mercy Baby (F12068, F12308) (CMP)
F1058 Pedal Pushin' Papa (unrel) (BW?)
F1059 When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano (F12059) (CMP)

9/17/52 (FEDERAL)
F1068 No Room (F12105) (JO)
F1069 I'd Be Satisfied (F12105) (CMP)
F1070 The Bells (F12114) (CMP/BW)
F1071 Pedal Pushin' Papa (F12114) (DMN)
F1072 I Ain't Gonna Cry For You (LP) (BW/DMN)
F1073 I'm Lonely (F12106) (JO)
F1074 Yours Forever (F12106) (CMP)
F1075 These Foolish Things (F12129, early 60s) (CMP/BW)

6/27/53 (FEDERAL)
F1113 You Can't Keep A Good Man Down (F12139) (JW)
F1114 Where Now Little Heart (F12139) (BW?)
F1115 The Handwriting On The Wall (unrel) (BW)

10/12/53 (FEDERAL)
F1124 My Baby's 3-D (F12162) (BW)
F1125 Above Jacob's Ladder (F12193) (JW/BW)
F1126 Cave Man (F12218) (BW)
F1127 Rags To Riches (K1280) (JW)
F1128 Handwriting On The Wall (F12184?) (BW)
F1129 Ringing In A Brand New Year (K1281) (BW?)
F1130 Christmas In Heaven (K1281) (JW)
F1131 Don't Thank Me (K1280) (MM/JW)
F1132 Lay It On The Line (K5463) (BW)

12/3/53 (FEDERAL)
F1133 Until The Real Thing Comes Along (F12162) (JW)
F1134 One Moment With You (F12184?, F12301) (JW)

3/2/54 (KING)
K8462 Lonesome Road (K1364) (CG)
K8463 Love Me Now Or Let Me Go (F12218) (JW)
K8464 Little Black Train (F12193) (BW)
K8465 Tenderly (K1342) (JW)
K8466 Tootsie Roll (F12178) (BW)
K8467 St. Louis Blues (F12301) (JW)
K8468 I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (F12178) (JW/BW)
K8469 A Little Lie (K1342) (JW)

5/25/54 (KING)
K8474 Three Coins In The Fountain (K1364) (JW)

6/7/54 (KING)
9446 Little Things Mean A Lot (K1368) (JW/BW)
9447 I Really Don't Want To Know (K1368) (BW)

9/54 (JUBILEE - master numbers assigned at pressing time)
JB-334 Gimme Gimme Gimme (J5163) (ALL)
JB-335 Come To Me Baby (J5163) (BW)
JB-421 Sweethearts On Parade (J5213) (ALL/BW)
JB-422 Take Me Back To Heaven (J5213) (JW)
????    Stop!...You're Sending Me (unrel) (JW)

1/6/55 (FEDERAL)
F451 Can't Do Sixty No More (F12209) (CG)
F452 Give Me You (K1502) (JW)
F453 If I Never Get To Heaven (F12209) (PM)
F454 Bobby Sox Baby (F12263) (JW)

4/18/55 (FEDERAL)
F473 That's How You Know You're Growing Old (K5463) (JW)
F474 I Need Somebody In My Arms (unrel) (MG)
F475 How Long, How Long Blues (F12263) (MG)
F476 Take Me To The Altar (unrel) (ALL)

6/23/55 (FEDERAL)
F483 Learnin' The Blues (K1492) (JW)
F484 May I Never Love Again (K1492) (MG)
F485 Deed I Do (unrel) (BW)
F486 Over The Rainbow (K1502) (MG)

4/18/56 (DECCA)
9166 Will You Remember (D30043) (JW)
9167 Come On, Snake, Let's Crawl (D30043) (MG)
9168 Half A Love (D30149) (BW)
9169 Rock Plymouth Rock (D30199) (BW)
9170 'Til Kingdom Come (D30199) (MG)
9171 St. Therese Of The Roses (D29933) (JW) (with chorus)
9172 Evermore (D30149) (JW)
9173 Home Is Where You Hang Your Heart (D29933) (BW)

1/2/57 (DECCA)
9778 I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance (D30420) (MG)
9779 To Each His Own (D30420) (JW/MM/MG)
9780 Oh, Lady Be Good! (CG)
9781 When The Saints Go Marching In (D30514) (MG)
9782 St. Louis Blues (JW)
9783 Am I Blue (CG)
9784 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (JW/CG)
9785 September Song (D30514) (BW)

1957-1959 (LIBERTY)
   NOTE: Session information is unavailable from Liberty. The known master numbers were assigned at pressing time and are
   therefore meaningless. Because of this, songs are listed in alphabetical order. In those cases where a tune was released on a single,
   the single's number is noted. Except as noted in the article, session dates are not known. "JHS" indicates the lead is by one or more
   members of the Jack Halloran Singers.

      A Lei, A Candle And A Prayer (JHS)
      Above Jacob's Ladder (GM/BW)
      All Over This World ??
      Aloha Oe (JHS)
      Alone In A Crowd PM
      Angel Of Love ??
      Be Still, My Heart ??
      Because ??
      Behave Hula Girl (orig: Behave Little Hula Girl - 55181) (JHS)
      Bird Of Paradise (JHS/BW) (talking parts)
      Blue Hawaii (JHS)
      Bye And Bye (BW/GM)
      Cucurucu Coo Paloma ??
      Deep Purple (55099) (GM)
      Deep River (ALL) (with MG doing chants)
      Do It Again (55099) (BW)
      Don't Say I Love You (BW)
      Eatin' 'n Sleepin' (ALL)
      Hawaiian Wedding Song (aka Here Ends The Rainbow) (JHS)
      The House Of The Lord (BW)
      Hurricane (JHS)
      I Am The Resurrection (GM/BW)
      I'll Never Ask For More Than This (GM)
      I'll Weave A Lei Of Stars For You (MM)
      I'm Always Chasing Rainbows PM
      I'm Walking Behind You (GM/BW)
      If You Please (GM)
      Japanese Girl ??
      Jennie Lee (55136) (MM)
      Joshua (MG)
      Kathleen ??
      Lucinda (55071) (BW)
      The Lullaby Divine (ALL)
      Magic Island (MP)
      Man In The Stained Glass Window (JHS)
      Moonlight And Shadows (EH)
      Motherless Child (GM)
      Music Maestro, Please (55136) (MM)
      My Fair Weather Friend (EH)
      My Proudest Possession (55111) (GM)
      No Greater Love ??
      O Holy Night (MM)
      Pagan Love Song (JHS)
      Please Don't Say No (55181) (MP)
      Skid Row ??
      Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (GM)
      Solitude (55126) (GM)
      Someone Greater Than I (55111) (MG)
      Song Of The Wanderer ??
      Standing In The Need Of Prayer (BW)
      Star Dust (55071) (GM)
      (You Grow) Sweeter As The Years Go By (55126) (ALL)
      Swing Low Sweet Chariot (MM)
      That's How The Cookie Crumbles ??
      These Foolish Things (MG)
      This Love Of Mine (GM)
      Toss A Pebble ??
      Trade Winds (JHS)
      What Are You Doing New Year's Eve (MM)
      Were You There? (CG, with MG doing opening narrative)
      Yours Forever (GM)

1/6/60 (KING) (Alternate takes of old Federal masters, renumbered and overlaid with a chorus)
K4472 Have Mercy Baby (K5322) (CMP)
K4473 Sixty Minute Man (K5322) (BB)

5/6/60 (ABC PARAMOUNT)
10017 The Gypsy (10156) (BC)
10018 You're Mine (10128) (MM)
10019 You (10156) (MP)
10020 The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise (10128) (MP)

1962 (RO-ZAN) (a division of Billy Ward Enterprises - Liberty masters, distributed by King)
(BW)-753 Man In The Stained Glass Window (10001) (JHS)
(BW)-754 That's How The Cookie Crumbles (unrel)
(BW)-755 Angel Of Love (unrel)
(BW)-756 My Fair Weather Friend (10001) (EH)

8/65 (KING)
12049 I'm Walking Behind You (K6002) (??/BW)
12050 This Love Of Mine (K6002) (??)

9/65 (KING)
12063 O Holy Night (K6016) (LR)
12064 What Are You Doing New Year's Eve (K6016) (AA)


LEADS:
      AA = Al Anderson
      BB = Bill Brown
      BC = Bruce Cloud
      BW = Billy Ward
      CG = Cliff Givens
      CMP = Clyde McPhatter
      CW = Charlie White
      DMN = David McNeil
      EH = Eddie Herring
      GM = Gene Mumford
      JHS = an unknown member of the Jack Halloran Singers
      JO = Johnny Oliver
      JW = Jackie Wilson
      LE = Little Esther
      LR = Lou Ragland
      MG = Milton Grayson
      MM = Milton Merle
      MP = Monroe Powell
      PM = Prentice Moreland




THE DOMINOES - BY RECORD NUMBER
(Record number, title, lead, master number, release date)


FEDERAL
12001 Chicken Blues (BB) [F100] / Do Something For Me  (CMP) [F102] - 12/50
12010 No! Says My Heart (CMP) [F101] / Harbor Lights  (CMP) [F109] - 1/51
12016 The Deacon Moves In (LE/CW) [F121] / [Other Lips, Other Arms - Little Esther solo] - 2/51
12022 Sixty Minute Man (BB) [F108] / I Can't Escape From You (CMP) [F123] - 3/51
                   [When "Sixty Minute Man" was re-released in the late 50s, it used alternate master F108-X]
12036 Heart To Heart (LE/CMP) [F120] / [Lookin' For A Man - Little Esther solo] - 7/51
12039 Weeping Willow Blues (CMP) [F103] / I Am With You (CMP/BB) [F153] - 7/51
12059 That's What You're Doing To Me (CMP) [F152] / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano (CMP) [F1059] - 2/52
12068 Deep Sea Blues (CMP) [F1056] / Have Mercy Baby (CMP) [F1057] - 4/52
12072 That's What You're Doing To Me (CMP) [F152] / Love, Love, Love (BB) [F154] - 5/52
12105 No Room (JO) [F1068] / I'd Be Satisfied (CMP) [F1069] - 10/52
12106 I'm Lonely (JO) [F1073] / Yours Forever (CMP) [F1074] - 10/52
12114 The Bells (CMP) [F1070] / Pedal Pushin' Papa (DMN) [F1071] - 12/52
12129 Don't Leave Me This Way (CMP) [F155] / These Foolish Things (CMP) [F1075] - 4/53
12139 You Can't Keep A Good Man Down (JW) [F1113] / Where Now Little Heart (BW?) [F1114] - 6/53

KING
1280 Rags To Riches (JW) [F1127] / Don't Thank Me (MM/JW) [F1131] - 10/53
1281 Ringing In A Brand New Year (BW?) [F1129] / Christmas In Heaven (JW) [F1130] - 11/53

FEDERAL
12162 My Baby's 3-D (BW) [F1124] / Until The Real Thing Comes Along (JW) [F1133] - 12/53
12178 Tootsie Roll (BW) [K8466] / I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (JW) [K8468] - 4/54

KING
1342 Tenderly (JW) [K8465] / A Little Lie (JW) [K8469] - 4/54

FEDERAL (probably scheduled for release, but withdrawn)
12184 Handwriting On The Wall (BW) [F1128] / One Moment With You (JW) [F1134] - 5/54

KING
1364 Lonesome Road (CG) [K8462] / Three Coins In The Fountain (JW) [K8474] - 6/54
1368 Little Things Mean A Lot (JW/BW) [9446] / I Really Don't Want To Know (BW) [9447] - 6/54

FEDERAL
12193 Above Jacob's Ladder (JW/BW) [F1125] / Little Black Train (BW) [K8464] - 8/54

JUBILEE
5163 Gimme Gimme Gimme (ALL) [JB-334] / Come To Me Baby (BW) [JB-335] - 10/54

FEDERAL
12209 Can't Do Sixty No More (CG) [F451] / If I Never Get To Heaven (PM) [F453] - 1/55
12218 Cave Man (BW) [F1126] / Love Me Now Or Let Me Go (JW) [K8463] - 4/55

JUBILEE
5213 Sweethearts On Parade (ALL) [JB-421] / Take Me Back To Heaven (JW) [JB-422] - 7/55

FEDERAL 295-94 - Billy Ward and His Dominoes - 55
      Sixty Minute Man
      Do Something For Me
      Have Mercy Baby
      Don't Leave Me This Way
      The Bells
      I'd Be Satisfied
      These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You
      When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano

KING
1492 Learnin' The Blues (JW) [F483] / May I Never Love Again (MG) [F484] - 7/55
1502 Give Me You (JW) [F452] / Over The Rainbow (MG) [F486] - 9/55

FEDERAL
12263 Bobby Sox Baby (JW) [F454] / How Long, How Long Blues (MG) [F475] - 4/56
548 - Billy Ward and His Dominoes, featuring Clyde McPhatter - ca. 56
                        (reissued as King 733 in 1961)
      Tenderly
      Over The Rainbow
      Learnin' The Blues
      When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano
      Harbor Lights
      These Foolish Things
      Three Coins In The Fountain
      Little Things Mean A Lot
      Rags To Riches
      May I Never Love Again
      Lonesome Road
      Until The Real Thing Comes Along
12301 One Moment With You (JW) [F1134] / St. Louis Blues (JW) [K8467] - 7/57
12308 Love, Love, Love (BB) [F154] / Have Mercy Baby (CMP) [F1057] - 9/57
559 - Clyde McPhatter with Billy Ward and His Dominoes - ca. 57
                        (NOTE: the cover of the original has the King logo, but the record has a Federal label)
      Sixty Minute Man
      Do Something For Me
      That's What You're Doing To Me
      Deep Sea Blues
      Pedal Pushin' Papa
      Don't Leave Me This Way
      Have Mercy Baby
      I Am With You
      Chicken Blues
      Weeping Willow Blues
      Love Love Love
      The Bells

DECCA
29933 St. Therese Of The Roses (JW) [9171] / Home Is Where You Hang Your Heart (BW) [9173] - 6/56
30043 Will You Remember (JW) [9166] / Come On, Snake, Let's Crawl (MG) [9167] - 10/56
30149 Half A Love (BW) [9168] / Evermore (JW) [9172] - 12/56
30199 Rock Plymouth Rock (BW) [9169] / Til Kingdom Come (MG) [9170] - 3/57
30420 I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance (MG) [9778] / To Each His Own (JW/MM/MG) [9779] - 8/57
30514 When The Saints Go Marching In (MG) [9781] / September Song (BW) [9785] - 12/57
DL-8621 Billy Ward And The Dominoes - 11/57
      To Each His Own (JW/MM/MG)
      Evermore (JW)
      St. Therese Of The Roses (JW)
      I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance (MG)
      September Song (BW)
      Am I Blue (CG)
      St. Louis Blues (JW)
      Will You Remember (JW)
      When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (JW/CG)
      Oh, Lady Be Good! (CG)
      'Til Kingdom Come (MG)
      When The Saints Go Marching In (MG)

LIBERTY
55071 Star Dust (GM) [713] / Lucinda (BW) [712] - 4/57
55099 Deep Purple (GM) [768] / Do It Again (BW) [769] - 8/57
55111 My Proudest Possession (GM) [792] / Someone Greater Than I (MG) [793] - 10/57
55126 (You Grow) Sweeter As The Years Go By (ALL) [823] / Solitude (GM) [822] - 2/58
55136 Jennie Lee (MM) [842] / Music, Maestro, Please (MM) [843] - 4/58
55181 Please Don't Say No (MP) [934] / Behave Hula Girl (JHS) [935] - 2/59

LRP-3056 Sea Of Glass - Ca. 6/57
      Joshua (MG)
      Above Jacob's Ladder (GM/BW)
      Standing In The Need Of Prayer (BW)
      Motherless Child (GM)
      Deep River (ALL)
      The House Of The Lord (BW)
      Bye And Bye (BW/GM)
      The Lullaby Divine (ALL)
      Swing Low Sweet Chariot (MM)
      Were You There? (CG/MG)
      Someone Greater Than I (MG)
      I Am The Resurrection (GM/BW)

LRP-3083 Yours Forever - 58
      Star Dust (GM)
      Deep Purple (GM)
      Music Maestro, Please (MM)
      Do It Again (BW)
      Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (GM)
      If You Please (GM)
      Don't Say I Love You (BW)
      Eatin' 'n Sleepin' (ALL)
      These Foolish Things (MG)
      Lucinda (BW)
      I'll Never Ask For More Than This (GM)
      Yours Forever (GM)

LRP-3113 Pagan Love Song (Stereo version: LST-7113) - Ca. 5/59
      Pagan Love Song (JHS)
      A Lei, A Candle And A Prayer (JHS)
      Moonlight And Shadows (EH)
      Blue Hawaii (JHS)
      Trade Winds (JHS)
      Behave Hula Girl (JHS)
      I'll Weave A Lei Of Stars For You (MM)
      Magic Island (MP)
      Bird Of Paradise (JHS/BW)
      Hawaiian Wedding Song (JHS)
      Hurricane (JHS)
      Aloha Oe (JHS)

KING (alternate takes of old Federal masters, renumbered, and with an overdubbed chorus)
5322 Have Mercy Baby (CMP) [K4472] / Sixty Minute Man (BB) [K4473] - 1/60

ABC PARAMOUNT
10128 You're Mine (MM) [10018] / The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise (MP) [10020] - 6/60
10156 The Gypsy (BC) [10017] / You (MP) [10019] - 10/60

KING (old Federal masters)
5463 Lay It On The Line (BW) [F1132] / That's How You Know You're Growing Old (JW) [F473] - 2/61

FEDERAL (old masters, but a different version of "These Foolish Things")
12129 These Foolish Things (CMP) [F1075] / Don't Leave Me This Way (CMP) [F155] - Ca. 62

LIBERTY (reissue)
54505 Star Dust (GM) [LB-713] / Deep Purple (GM) [LB-768] - 3/62

RO-ZAN (a Billy Ward label, old Liberty Masters, distributed by King)
10001 My Fair Weather Friend (EH) [BW-756] / Man In The Stained Glass Window (JHS) [BW-753] - 11/62

KING
6002 I'm Walking Behind You (??/BW) [12049] / This Love Of Mine (??) [12050] - 9/65
6016 O Holy Night (LR) [12063] / What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? (AA) [12064] - 10/65



LEADS:
      AA = Al Anderson
      BB = Bill Brown
      BC = Bruce Cloud
      BW = Billy Ward
      CG = Cliff Givens
      CMP = Clyde McPhatter
      CW = Charlie White
      DMN = David McNeil
      EH = Eddie Herring
      GM = Gene Mumford
      JHS = an unknown member of the Jack Halloran Singers
      JO = Johnny Oliver
      JW = Jackie Wilson
      LE = Little Esther
      LR = Lou Ragland
      MG = Milton Grayson
      MM = Milton Merle
      MP = Monroe Powell
      PM = Prentice Moreland



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