reggie1964 project

1965

reggie1965 saw Reggie staying closer to home, working primarily as the studio guitarist at Royal, and cutting sessions for a few other studios around town, like Lyn-Lou, Pepper and Sam Phillips. Most interesting, perhaps, is a notation for a January session at Chips Moman's American Sound more than a full year before he went to work there full time.

With Bob Tucker back as the guitarist with the Bill Black's Combo 'road band', Reggie was now 'playing out' with Ace Cannon instead. He kept a record of reggiethose gigs in the log book and we have included them alongside the session notes below.

Although still not as comprehensive as the logs would become, the 1965 book is the first to feature details about session leaders and songwriters (both of which were factors in how much Reggie earned that day), and so we have added that information where available as well.

There were no single releases on Hi's subsidiary label M.O.C. in 1965, and considerably less than the year before on the main imprint. This may have been due to the ambitious plans that their distributor London had for Joe Coughi to release 25 'teen-pegged' LPs that year of which, as you can see by the list below, only six actually saw the light of day...

Be sure to check out our expanded 1965 liner notes page, and join in the discussion. Thanks!

  - special thanks to 45cat, BSNpubs, Peter Hoogers, John Broven, Colin Escott, Martin Hawkins, Jenny Lynn Young, Georgette Keller and, of course, Reggie!

1965
DATESTUDIO or GIG LOCATIONSESSION LEADERARTISTTRACKS
JANUARY 6AMERICAN
APRIL 7BILL BLACK STUDIO (Lyn-Lou)CY ROSE
APRIL 8STAN KESLER (Sam Phillips Recording)2 Sessions
APRIL 12ROYALBILL BLACK'S COMBO
APRIL 14ROYALBILL BLACK'S COMBO
APRIL 20ROYALDemo - Hi
APRIL 24CHISCA HOTELACE CANNON
MAY 1FAYETTEVILLE, ARACE CANNON
MAY 10PEABODY HOTELACE CANNON
MAY 11RIVERMONT HOTEL (14th Floor Lounge)ACE CANNON
MAY 13MEMPHIS COUNTRY CLUBACE CANNON
MAY 15HOLIDAY INNACE CANNON
MAY 17PEPPER1 Session
MAY 18ROYALBILL BLACK'S COMBO1 Session - 3 Tunes
Ace & Carl
MAY 19ROYALDONALD BRYANT1 Tune makes
1 Session
MAY 20ROYALEMMONSBILL BLACK'S COMBO1 Session
3 Tunes - 2 Originals
Satch & Reg
MAY 24ROYALBILL BLACK'S COMBO2 Tunes Cut Over
"GROUP FROM MISS."
MAY 25ROYALACE CANNON3 Tunes - Demo
PEPPER2 Sessions
MAY 26ROYALACE CANNON4 Tunes
MAY 27ROYALACE CANNON3 Tunes
SANDY POSEYRe-Cut
JUNE 2PEPPER1 Session
JUNE 10PEPPER2 Sessions
JUNE 15ROYALTOMMY JAY2 Songs
JUNE 16PEPPER1 Session
JUNE 17PEPPER2 Sessions
JUNE 21ROYALACE CANNONDemo - 1 Tune
original Wille & Ace
JUNE 22ROYALACE CANNON2 Sides
DONALD BRYANT1 Side
PEPPER"Dig These Blues"
JUNE 23ROYALBILL BLACK'S COMBO2 Songs (both originals)
PEPPER1 Session
JUNE 24ROYALBILL BLACK'S COMBO2 Songs (one original)
PEPPER1 Session
JUNE 28ROYALYOUNGBILL BLACK'S COMBODemo - 1 Side (original)
JUNE 29ROYALEMMONSBILL BLACK'S COMBODemo - 2 Sides (original & Crawdad Song)
PEPPER1 Session
JUNE 30ROYALARNOLDBILL BLACK'S COMBOSession - 3 Tunes
1. Swing On A Star
2. Deep Elem Blues (orig)
3. One More For The Road
PEPPER1 Session (12 String)
JULY 1ROYALYOUNGBILL BLACK'S COMBOSession - 2 Tunes
1. Orig Thing Off Of Wolf _____
2. Careless Love
JULY 6ROYALARNOLDBILL BLACK'S COMBOSession - 4 Sides
1. Piano Roll Blues
2. Till I Waltz Again With You
3. Across The Alley
4. Dear Hearts & _____ People
JULY 7PEPPERSession/No Session
ROYALGENE SIMMONSGo On Shoes
(not released until 10/66)
*Also Plays Down Home Blues
JULY 8ROYALEMMONSGENE SIMMONS2 Sides
1. I'll be Alright
2. Down In The Alley
PEPPER1 Session
JULY 10PEPPER6 Sessions (30 Spots)
JULY 12ROYALYOUNGGENE SIMMONSSession - 3 Sides
1. 86 More Miles To Go (Emmons)
2. Go On Shoes (Young)
3. I'll Be Alright
JULY 21ROYALACE CANNONDemo - 2 Sides
JULY 27ROYALWILLIE MITCHELL2 Sides (Song In Movie)
1. Orig - Reggie-Bobby-Satch
2. Orig
AUGUST 4PEPPER3 Sessions
AUGUST 10ROYALDemo - 2 Hours
PEPPER1 Session
AUGUST 11ROYALEMMONSDemo - 1 Hour
PEPPER1 Session
AUGUST 12ROYALYOUNG"ROYALS" (?)Session - 4 Sides
AUGUST 13TUPELO, MSACE CANNON
AUGUST 14CLEVELAND, MSACE CANNON
AUGUST 18PEPPER2 Sessions
AUGUST 20SHILOH, TNACE CANNON
AUGUST 21RUSELLVILLE, ALACE CANNON
AUGUST 24PEPPER1 Session
AUGUST 27JACKSON, MS (Sirloin Room)ACE CANNON
AUGUST 28JONESBOUROUGH, ARACE CANNON
AUGUST 30ROYALWILLIE MITCHELL(orig) Harris-Arnold-Young
GENE SIMMONS1 side (MossyBoss)
SEPTEMBER 1PEPPER1 Session
SEPTEMBER 2PEPPER2 Sessions
ROYALWILLIE MITCHELL2 sides - orig
(Bryant and Simmons) Vocal
SEPTEMBER 3PEPPER2 Sessions
SEPTEMBER 27ROYALDON BRYANTDemo 1
SEPTEMBER 30ROYALTED FORDDemo 2 Tunes
OCTOBER 24ROYALARNOLDYesterday's Man - Soundtrack
OCTOBER 25ROYALWILLIEDONALD BRYANT1. Too Bad You Don't Want Me
2. Orig
OCTOBER 26ROYALYOUNGVENICE (sic)Session - 1 Side
NOVEMBER 1ROYALARNOLDDONALD BRYANT2 Sides
NOVEMBER 8ROYALEMMONSBILL BLACK'S COMBOSession - 4 Sides
NOVEMBER 16ROYALARNOLDDONALD BRYANTDemo - 2 Orig.
NOVEMBER 17ROYALYOUNGJOE HALL1 Orig. - Joe Hall played piano
I wrote the bridge and Emmons
wrote the background - Hall
played the lead.
NOVEMBER 18ROYALEMMONSDONALD BRYANT1. Glory Of Love Demo
1964
LABELRELEASE NUMBERRELEASE DATER&BPOPARTISTTITLE
HI2085JANUARYBILL BLACK'S COMBOHe'll Have To Go
Come On Home
HI2086JUMPIN' GENE SIMMONSSkinny Minnie
I'm A Ramblin' Man
HI2087FEBRUARYDONALD BRYANTI Like It Like That
My Baby
HI2088MARCHTOMMY JAYTender Love
Tomorrow
HI2089APRILACE CANNONSea Cruise
Gold Coins
HI2090BOBBY EMMONSBlue Organ
Mack The Knife
HI2091MAY2996WILLIE MITCHELLBuster Browne
Woodchopper's Ball
HI2092JUNEJUMPIN' GENE SIMMONSFolsom Prison Blues
Mattie Rea
HI2093135VENIECE STALKSYou Gotta Take The Bitter With The Sweet
What More Do You Want From Me
HI2094JULYBILL BLACK'S COMBOSpootin'
Crazy Feel
HI2095AUGUSTDON BRYANTDon't Turn Your Back On Me
Star of Love
HI2096SEPTEMBERACE CANNON and his Alto SaxIspahan
Up Shore
HI2097OCTOBER126WILLIE MITCHELLThat Driving Beat
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright
HI2098NOVEMBERMAURICE BOWERSGive Over To Me Baby
You Got To Give A Little
1964
COVER ARTRELEASE NUMBERRELEASE DATEARTISTTITLETRACKS
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3/15/65BILL BLACK'S COMBOMORE SOLID & RAUNCHYKansas City/You Better Move On/Hard Day's Night/Tea For Two Cha Cha/Good Rocking Tonight/Fannie Mae/Come On Home/Red River Rock/A White Sport Coat/Sunrise Serenade/Oh, Lonesome Me/He'll Have to Go
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3/15/65BOBBY EMMONSBLUES WITH A BEAT WITH AN ORGANWhat'd I Say/Corrine, Corrina/Sittin' Home/I Got A Woman/Mack The Knife/Peg O' My Heart//Sentimental Journey/C C Rider/Strange Things Happening Every Day/Blue Organ/Cottonfields/Cherry Blue
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JUKEBOX EP SBG36
11/15/65ACE CANNONLIVE: THE WORLD'S TUFFEST SAXMemphis/You're The Reason I'm Living/Night Train/Girl From Ipanema/Yakety Sax/Stranger On The Shore/Honky Tonk/Moody River/Everybody Loves Somebody/When The Saints Go Marching In/Night Wagon/You Can't Sit Down
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6/1/65WILLIE MITCHELLIT'S DANCE TIMEIntroduction/Buster Browne/Ram-Bunk-Shus/Poinciana/Morning After/Since I Met You Baby/When My Dreamboat Comes Home/Twine Time/In The Mood/Wiggle Rock/Woodchopper's Ball/Fever/Apple Jack
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10/15/65BILL BLACK'S COMBOMR. BEATSpootin'/It's All In The Game/North To Alaska/Mr. Beat/Side By Side/Black Beat/Talk Back Trembling Lips/Oh Lonesome Me/From Here To Eternity/Make Love To Me/Swinging On A Star/Till I Waltz Again With You
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10/15/65ACE CANNONNASHVILLE HITSFour Walls/Slipping Around/Any Time/Tomorrow Never Comes/Sweet Dreams/Empty Arms/She Thinks I Still Care/I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry/I've Got A Tiger By The Tail/Nashville Groove/Please Help Me I'm Falling/Hey Good Looking
1964