Monday, March 20, 2017

Tommy Wills



By Praguefrank
SESSIONS


1958 poss. Hamilton, OH – Tommy Wills And His Tomcats
001 BBR-45-001 TUXEDO JUNCTION Big Bang 45-101
002 BBR-45-002/12357 DIANE Big Bang 45-101 100/1000
003 BBR-45-003/M8OW-5001 3RD MAN THEME Big Bang 102 Norman N-502
004 BBR-45-004/M8OW-5002  MR. MOVIN' IS GROOVIN' Big Bang 102 Norman N-502 /1000 1004
Poss. from session above
005 12358 SATIN DOLL Big Bang 100/1000
1961 unknown, OH – Tommy Wills
006 NIGHT TRAIN Terry 45-109 /1004
007 TOMMY’S DREAM Terry 45-109 G 101/1000 1004
1962 unknown, OH – Tommy Wills and His Twisting Tomcats
008 7535 TUFFER THAN TUFF IT'S "HARD" 45-110 /1000 1004
009 7536 "AW SHUCKS" GO ON TWIST 45-110/1000 1004
010 TWISTIN' DOWN THE LANE Terry-Gregory 1004
1963 unknown, OH – Tommy Wills
011 MAN WITH A HORN Gregory 45-100 /1000 1004
012 LA-DEE-DAH Gregory 45-100/1000
1964 unknown, OH – Tommy Wills Combo
013 BLUES IN THE NIGHT G 101/1000
014 WALKIN' MR. SAX Terry-Gregory 45-103 Seeburg 5022/1000
015 STAIRWAY TO THE STARS Terry-Gregory 45-103/1000
016 I CAN'T GET STARTED Terry-Gregory 1000
017 THAT'S ALL Seeburg 5022 /1004
1966 unknown, OH – Tommy Wills Combo
018 MISTY Terry-Gregory G 104/1004
019 MAYBE YOU'LL BE THERE Terry-Gregory G 104/1004
020 LONDONDAIRY AIRE Terry-Gregory 1004
021 HONKY TONK II Terry-Gregory 1004
1966 poss. Dayton, OH – Tommy Wills (Man With A Horn)
022 NIGHT TRAIN 66 STYLE  Airtown 001
023 HONKY TONK II 66 STYLE Airtown 001
On cover: Recorded live discotheque go go sound
1967 unknown, OH – Tommy Wills
024 RW 457 CRYING TIME, RELEASE ME JB2-001 /1005
025 RW 458 FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY, I DON'T KNOW WHY, THERE I SAID IT AGAIN JB2-001
1967 unknown, OH – Tommy Wills
026 RW 492 BORN TO LOSE - I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU A 004 JB2-004 /LP 1006
027 RW 493 FUNKY SAX  A 004 JB2-004
1968 unknown, OH – Tommy Wills
028 SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE A-007
029 (FUNKY) 4 CORNERS ‎ A-007
1968 unknown, OH – Tommy Wills (Tommy Wills [sax], Cal Collins [gt], Fred Garey [drums], Frank DeVito [organ])
030 LOST DREAMS Terry-Gregory A 014/1005
031 SINCE I FELL FOR YOU Terry-Gregory A 014/1005
032 SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE Terry-Gregory 1005
033 I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO Terry-Gregory 1005
034 MERCY, MERCY, MERCY Terry-Gregory 1005
035 GIRL FROM IPANEMA Terry-Gregory 1005
036 BACK AT THE CHICKEN SHACK Terry-Gregory 1005
037 HARLEM NOCTURNE Terry-Gregory 1005
038 "SOUL" YAKETY SAX Terry-Gregory 1005
1969 unknown, OH – Tommy Wills
039 SWEET SOUL Juke JB 2018/Terry-Gregory 1006
040 BLUE VELVET Terry-Gregory 1006
041 THE NEARNESS OF YOU Terry-Gregory 1006
042 WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN Juke JB 2021/Terry-Gregory 1006
043 FUNKY SAX Terry-Gregory 1006
044 V. J.‘S BLUES Terry-Gregory 1006
045 MOONGLOW/PICNIC Juke JB 2014/Terry-Gregory 1006
046 SOUL YAKETY SAX WITH BRASS Juke JB 2014/Terry-Gregory 1006
047 MEDLEY: TOGETHER AGAIN - YOU WIN AGAIN  JB 2018
1971 unknown, OH – Tommy Wills (Man With A Horn)
048 BLUE CHRISTMAS JB 2020
049 WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR'S EVE JB 2020
1972 unknown, OH – Tommy Wills (Man With A Horn)
050 TUFF TIMES JB 2021
1973 unknown, OH – Tommy Wills (Man With A Horn)
051 KANSAS CITY JB 2025
052 K. C. DRIVE JB 2025
1974 poss. Nashville, TN – Tommy Wills
053 GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME 103/CI 726
054 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT 108/CI 726
055 GEORGIA ON MY MIND 108/CI 726
056 TOGETHER AGAIN / YOU WIN AGAIN CI 726
057 CRYING TIME / RELEASE ME CI 726
058 BORN TO LOSE / I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU CI 726
059 SOUL YAKETY SAX CI 726
060 YAKETY SAX CI 726
061 SAXY BOOGIE 103/CI 726
062 TUFF TIMES CI 726
1976 poss. Nashville, TN – Tommy Wills
063 CHATTANOOGIE SHOE SHINE BOY 118
064 WELCOME BACK 118
065 IF YOU WERE HERE 120
066 UNDER THE DOUBLE EAGLE  120
1977 Little Nashville, Mooresville, IN – Tommy Wills (Tommy Wills [vcl/sax], Joe Edwards [gt/fiddle], Joe Tippie [steel], Jim Matilla [drums], Mike Lucas [piano]. Producer: Tomy Wills, Joe Edwards)
067 SWINGIN' YAKETY SAX Golden moon 001/7123N2
068 I'M CONFESSIN'  Golden moon 001/7123N2
069 COTTON EYED JOE Golden moon 003/7123N2
070 WILDWOOD FLOWER Golden moon 7123N2
071 COTTONFIELDS Golden moon 7123N2
072 MAMA DON'T ALLOW Golden moon 003/7123N2
073 I ALMOST LOST MY MIND Golden moon 7123N2
074 RAM-BUNK-SHUSH Golden moon 7123N2
075 MARGARITAVILLE Golden moon 7123N2
076 LUCKENBACH, TEXAS Golden moon 7123N2
1999 Rehearsal Studios, Indianapolis, IN – Tommy Wills (Tommy Wills [vcl/tnr sax], Dave Laskey [gt], Carl Smith [bass], Jack Ireland [drums], Wayne Fisher/ Warren Grimwood [keyboards], Jim Scott [alto sax], Scott Hobson [tnr sax], Tim Roethler [baritone sax], Jeff Burden, Jim White, Clifford Ratliff [trumpet], Bud Imes, Jim Hicks [trombone])
077 JINGLE BELL SWING Vertom 001
078 WHITE CHRISTMAS Vertom 001
079 JINGLE BELLS Vertom 001
080 THE CHRISTMAS SONG Vertom 001
081 THE CHRISTMAS BLUES Vertom 001
082 BLUE CHRISTMAS Vertom 001
083 WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR'S EVE Vertom 001
2000 unknown – Tommy Wills
084 SWINGIN' TWISTIN' MEDLEY: LET EM ROLL/CALADONIA/BIG FAT MAMA/SHAKE ... Vertom 8571
085 SAXY BOOGIE Vertom 8571
086 KANSAS CITY Vertom 8571
087 V.J.'S BLUES Vertom 8571
088 MAN WITH A HORN Vertom 8571
089 IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD Vertom 8571
090 HONKY TONK Vertom 8571
091 GOOD MORNING BLUES Vertom 8571
092 TUFF TIMES Vertom 8571
093 AFTER HOURS Vertom 8571



ALBUMS
Terry-Gregory 1000 Man With A Horn, volume 1: Man With A Horn; La-Dee-Da; Hard (Tuffer Than Tuff); Aw Shucks (Go On An' Twist); Walkin' Mr. Sax; Stairway To The Stars; Tommy's Dream; Blues In The Night; Diane; Satin Doll; I Can't Get Started; Mr. Movin Is Groovin – 64 Tommy Wills Combo (MX: 13685/6)
Terry-Gregory 1004 Man With A Horn… volume 2: Man With A Horn; Misty; Maybe You'll Be There; Tommy's Draem; Londondairy Aire; That's All; Honky Tonk II; Night Train; Hard; Aw Shucks; Twistin' Down The Lane; Mr. Movin' Is Groovin' – 66 Tommy Wills Combo (MX: 17409/10)
Terry-Gregory TG 1005-S Soulful Moods Of Man With A Horn: Lost Dreams; Since I Fell For You; Shadow Of Your Smile; I Left My Heart In San Francisco; Crying Time; Release Me; Mercy, Mercy, Mercy; Girl From Ipanema; Back At The Chicken Shack; Harlem Nocturne; "Soul" Yakety Sax – 68 (MX: RG 443/444)
Terry-Gregory LP 1006  The Versatile Tommy Wills With Brass: Sweet Soul; Born To Lose/ I Can’t Stop Loving You; Blue Velvet; The Nearness Of You; We’ll be Together Again; Funky Sax; V. J.‘s Blues; Moonglow/Picnic; Soul Yakety Sax with Brass – 69?
Country Int. CI 726 Man With A Horn Plays Country:  Green, Green Grass Of Home; Help Me Make It Through The Night; Georgia On My Mind; Together Again / You Win Again; Crying Time / Release Me; Born To Lose / I Can't Stop Loving You; Soul Yakety Sax; Yakety Sax; Saxy Boogie; Tuff Times - 74
Golden Moon No 2001/7123N2 Have Horn… Will Travel: Swingin' Yakety Sax; I'm Confessin' ; Cotton Eyed Joe; Wildwood Flower; Cottonfields; Mama Don't Allow; I Almost Lost My Mind; Ram-Bunk-Shush; Margaritaville; Luckenbach, Texas – 77?
Vertom/Orchard 8571 Swingin’The Blues: Swingin' Twistin' Medley: Let Em Roll/Caladonia/Big Fat Mama/Shake ...; Saxy Boogie; Kansas City; V.J.'s Blues; Man With a Horn; In a Sentimental Mood; Honky Tonk; Good Morning Blues; Tuff Times; After Hours - 13-02-01


EPs
Gregory 1000 Man With A Horn:  Man With A Horn;  Hard;  La-Dee-Da /  Aw Shucks;  Twistin' Down The Lane;  Misty – 64 Tommy Wills Combo (MX: R4LS 1988/9)
Terry-Gregory 1004 Man With A Horn, vol. 2: Honky Tonk; Maybe You'll Be There; Night Train; Diane; Mr. Movin' Is Groovin – 66 (MX: 17409/10)
Vertom 002 Happy Hollidays: Jingle Bell Swing; White Christmas; Jingle Bells; The Christmas Song; The Christmas Blues; Blue Christmas; What Are You Doing New Year's Eve – 01-11-99


SINGLES
Big Bang (1958)
45-101 Tuxedo Junction / Diane – 10-58 (rev. Nov. 3. Second press in 1959) Tommy Wills
And His Tomcats
45-102 3rd Man Theme / Mr. Movin' Is Groovin' – 58 (reissued on Norman N-502)
100 Diane / Satan Doll - 64
Norman (1961)
N-502 3rd Man Theme / Mr. Movin' Is Groovin' – 03-61 (rev. March 13; reissued on Terry 106)
Terry (1961-2)
45-109 Night Train / Tommy’s Dream - 61
45-110 Tuffer Than Tuff It's "Hard" / "Aw Shucks" Go On Twist – 05-62 (rev. May 12) Tommy Wills And His Twisting Tomcats
Gregory
45-100 Man With A Horn / La-Dee-Dah – 05-63
G-101 Tommy's Dream / Blues In The Night – 02-64
45-103  Walkin' Mr. Sax / Stairway To The Stars – 07-64 (rev. Cashbox July 11)
Seeburg Discotek Series
5022 Walkin' Mr. Sax / That's All – 65 Tommy Wills Combo
Gregory
G-104 Misty / Maybe You'll Be There - 66
Airtown
001 Night Train 66 Style / Honky Tonk II 66 Style – 12-66 (rev. Dec. 24) Tommy Wills (Man With A Horn)
? One Stopper Special, Medley Juke Box Series: Crying Time, Release Me / Funny  How Time Slips Away, I Don't Know Why, There I Said It Again – 67 (reissued in 1968 as JB2-001)
A 004 Tribute To Ray Charles:  Born To Lose - I Can't Stop Loving You /  Funky Sax – 67 (reissued in 1968 as JB2-004)
A-007 Since You've Been Gone / (Funky) 4 Corners ‎- 68
A-014  Lost Dreams / Since I Fell For You – 08-69 Tommy Wills (Man With A Horn)
Juke
JB 2014 Moonglow - Picnic / New Soul Yakety Sax  - 69?
JB 2018 Sweet Soul /  Medley: Together Again - You Win Again - 70
JB 2020 Blue Christmas / What Are You Doing New Year's Eve – 11-71 (rev, Dec. 4) Tommy Wills (Man With A Horn)
JB 2021 Tuff Times / We'll Be Together Again – 08-72 (rev. Aug. 26) Tommy Wills (Man With A Horn)
JB 2025 Kansas City / K. C. Drive – 73 Tommy Wills (Man With A Horn)
Country International
103 Green Green Grass Of Home / Saxy Boogie – 02-75 (rev. Feb. 22)
108 Georgia On My Mind / Help Me Make It Through The Night - 75
118 Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy / Welcome Back – 76
120 If You Were Here / Under The Double Eagle - 76
Golden Moon
No. 001 Swingin' Yakety Sax /  I'm Confessin' - 77
GM 003 Cotton Eyed Joe / Mama Don't Allow – 77?
 

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