Edgar Blanchard


Edgar Blanchard and His Gondoliers | Surfinbird | tc579

Guitarist, bandleader and arranger Edgar Vernon Blanchard was born on August 17, 1924 and died on September 16, 1972. He served in the US Forces in Italy during and after the second world war, before forming his band.

Mr Blanchard became the resident bandleader at New Orleans’ famous Dew Drop Inn. He recorded or performed with with Roy Brown, Big Joe Turner, Ray Charles Professor Longhair, Lloyd Price, Little Richard,Paul Gayten, Eddie Bo and Clarence “Frogman” Henry for a variety of record labels.

LP: Muddy Waters – Rare and Unissued



Track listing: Little Anna Mae | Mean Disposition | Feel Like Going Home | You’re Gonna Miss Me | Stand Here Trembling | Last Time I Fool Around With You | Where’s My Woman Been | Gal You Gotta Watch | Lonesome Day | Iodine In My Coffee | Smokestack Lightning | Let Me Hang Around | Born Lover | Deep Down In My Heart

Released on Chess CXMP 2057. US No. Chess CH-9180.

LP: Willie Mabon – Chess Masters, Vol. 1



Track listing:

I Don’t Know | Beggar Or Bandit | You’re A Fool | Monday Woman | Willie’s Blues | Someday You Gotta Pay | Poison Ivy | I’m Mad At You | Lonely Blues | I’m Tired | He Lied | Knock On Wood | Why Did It Happen To Me | Seventh Son

Released on Chess CXMP 2056. US No. Untraced.

LP: Various Artists – The Best of New Orleans R&B



Track listing:

Myles & Dupont – Loud Mouth Annie | Charles Williams – Rhythmatic Rhythm | Sugar Boy Crawford – Jockomo | The Hawketts – Mardi Gras Mambo | Clarence Henry – Country Boy | T.V. Slim – Flat Foot Sam | Allen Brooks – Ding Dong Darling | Edgar Blanchard – Lawdy Mama | Charles Williams – What Can I Do | Reggie Hall – The Joke | Eddie Bo – Walk That Walk | Charles Williams – I Cried All The Way Home | Allen Brooks – Foolish Woman | Eddie Bo – Oh No | Rod Bernard – This Should Go On Forever | Bobby Blanquet – Needing Your Love | Clifton Chenier – Baby Please

Released on Chess CXMP 2055. US No. Chess CH-9174.

LP: Little Milton – His Greatest Sides



Track listing:

Grits Ain’t Groceries | I Play Dirty | Just A Little Bit | Who’s Cheating Who? | Losing Hand | Blind Man | More And More | If Walls Could Talk | We’re Gonna Make It | Baby I Love You | Man Loves Two | So Mean To Me | Without My Sweet Baby | Feel So Bad

Released on Chess CXMP 2053. US No. Chess CH-8404 and Chess CH-9112.

LP: Various Artists – Chess Sisters of Soul Vol 1.



Track listing:

Ko Ko Taylor – Wang Dang Doodle | Jackie Ross – Selfish One | Jan Bradley – Mama Didn’t Lie | Etta James – Two Sides (To Every Story) | Jackie Ross – Take Me For A Little While | Fontella Bass – Rescue Me | The Jaynetts – Sally, Go ‘Round The Roses | Etta James – Only Time Will Tell | Mitty Collier – I Had A Talk With My Man | Etta James – Lovin’ You More Every Day | Aretha Franklin – Yield Not To Temptation

Released on Chess CXMP 2052. US No. Chess CH-9140.

LP: Ramsey Lewis – His Greatest Sides



Track listing: High Heel Sneakers | Hang On Sloopy | Dancing In The Street | A Hard Days Night | Something You’ve Got | The ‘In’ Crowd | Wade In The Water | Soul Man | Since You’ve Been Gone | One, Two, Three | Les Fleur | Uptight

Released on Chess CXMP 2051. US No. Chess CH-8303 and Chess CH-9109.