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Big Maybelle

The Sweethearts Of Rhythm (members Mabel Louise Smith, Tiny Davis, Jackie Glenn and Mattie Watson) late 1930's female group.

Christine Chatman's Orchestra (members Christine Chatman, Mabel Louise Smith, ........................................)

Decca 8660 - Hurry, Hurry / Naptown Boogie - 1944

Big Maybelle (born Mabel Louise Smith in Jackson, Tennessee on 1-May-1924....Died 23-January-1972 cause: died while in a diabetic coma in a Cleveland, Ohio hospital) 

King 4207 - Bad Dreams Blues / Sad And Disappointed Jill – 1947
King 4227 - Indian River / Too Tight Mama – 1947
King 4271 - Little Miss Muffet / Don't Try To Fool Me - 1947

Okeh 6931 - Gabbin' Blues / Rain Down Rain - 1952 
Okeh 6955 - Way Back Home / Just Want Your Love - 1953 
Okeh 6988 - Send For Me / Jinny Mule - 1953 
Okeh 7009 - My Country Man / Maybelle's Blues - 1954 (With The Leroy Kirkland Orchestra) 
Okeh 7026 - You'll Never Know / I've Got A Feelin' - 1954 
Okeh 7042 - My Big Mistake / I'm Gettin' 'Long Alright - 1954 
Okeh 7053 - Don't Leave Poor Me / Ain't No Use - 1955 
Okeh 7060 - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On* / One Monkey Don't Stop No Show - 1955 *the first recording of this classic (produced by a very young Quincy Jones), which became a major hit in 1957 for Jerry Lee Lewis on Sun 267. 
Okeh 7066 - Such A Cutie / The Other Night - 1956 
Savoy 1195 - Candy / That's A Pretty Good Love - 1956 (with The Kelly Owens Orchestra) 
Savoy 1500 - Mean To Me / Tell Me Who - 1956 
Okeh 7069 - Gabbin' Blues / New Kind Of Mambo - 1956 
Savoy 1512 - I Don't Want To Cry / All Of Me - 1957 
Savoy 1519 - Rock House / Jim - 1957 
Savoy 1527 - So Long / Ring Dang Dilly - 1957

Big Maybelle Smith

Savoy 1536 - Blues, Early, Early (Part 1) / Blues, Early, Early (Part 2) - 1958

Big Maybelle

Savoy 1541 - White Christmas /  Silent Night - 1958 
Savoy 1558 - Baby, Won't You Please Come Home / Say It Isn't So - 1959 
Savoy 1572 - A Good Man Is Hard To Find / Pitiful - 1959 
Savoy 1576 - I Understand / Some Of These Days - 1959 
Savoy 1583 - I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good / Until The Real Thing Comes Along - 1960 
Savoy 1583 - Ramblin' Blues / Until The Real Thing Comes Along - 1960 
Savoy 1595 - I Ain't Got Nobody / Going Home Baby - 1961 
Brunswick 55234 - Candy / Cry - 1963 
Brunswick 55242 - Cold Cold Heart / Why Was I Born - 1963 
Brunswick 55256 - Everybody's Got A Home But Me / How Deep Is The Ocean - 1963 
Rojac 1003 - Careless Love / My Mother's Eyes - 1964

Scepter 1279 - Oh Lord, What Are You Doing To Me / ? - 1964
(unissued, instead released on this number was The Younger Brothers with " Harmonica Lesson / Ya Gotta Believe Me")
Scepter 1288 - I Don't Want To Cry* / Yesterday's Kisses -1965 *also recorded in 1961 by Chuck Jackson on Wand 106.
Port 3002 - No Better For You / Let Me Go - 1965 
Chess 1967 - It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World / Big Maybelle Sings The Blues - 1966 
Rojac 1969 - It's Been Raining* / Don't Pass Me By - 1966 *backing vocals The Master Four.
Rojac 112 - 96 Tears* / That's Life - 1967 *originally recorded in 1965 by ? & The Mysterians on Pa - Go - Go 102.
Rojac 115 - Turn The World Around The Other Way / I Can't Wait Any Longer - 1967 
Rojac 116 - Mama (He Treats Your Daughter Mean) / Keep That Man - 1967 
Rojac 118 - Quittin' Time / I Can't Wait Any Longer - 1968
Brunswick 55385 - Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen / Do Lord - 1968 
Rojac 121 - Heaven Will Welcome You, Dr. King / Eleanor Rigby* - 1968 *first recorded in 1966 by The Beatles on Capitol 5715.
Rojac 122 - Black Is Black / Got A Brand New Bag - 1968

Rojac 124 - Old Love Never Dies / How It Lies - 1968 
Paramount 0237 - See See Rider / Blame It On Your Love - 1973

Big Maybelle / Ray Bryant

Collectables Col 046247 - Gabbin' Blues / Madison Time (Part 1)* - ? *Flip By Ray Bryant. 

LP's

Epic EG 7071 - Big Maybelle - 1954
Tracks: ?

Savoy M-14005 - Big Maybelle Sings - 1958
Tracks: ?

Savoy MG-14011 - Blues, Candy And Big Maybelle - 1958
Tracks: ?

Brunswick Bl-54107 - What More Can A Woman Do? - 1962
Tracks: What More Can A Woman Do? / I Can't Give You Anything But Love / Cry / Tortured / Candy /// How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky) / If / Why Was I Born / I'll Close My Eyes / I Still Care / Everybody's Got A Home But Me. (Mono Issue)

Brunswick Bl-754107 - What More Can A Woman Do? - 1962
Tracks: What More Can A Woman Do? / I Can't Give You Anything But Love / Cry / Tortured / Candy /// How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky) / If / Why Was I Born / I'll Close My Eyes / I Still Care / Everybody's Got A Home But Me. (Stereo Issue)

Brunswick Bl-54142 - The Gospel Soul Of Big Maybelle - 1962
Tracks: ? (mono issue)

Brunswick Bl-754142 - The Gospel Soul Of Big Maybelle - 1962
Tracks: ? (stereo issue)

Scepter SRM-522 - The Soul Of Big Maybelle - 1965
Tracks: Oh Lord, What Are You Doing To Me / Put Yourself In My Place / I Will Never Turn My Back On You / I Cried For You / Only You / I Won't Cry Anymore /// Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin' / I Know Love / I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself / In The Still Of The Night / That's All / Same Old Story. (Monaural Issue)

Scepter Sps-522 - The Soul Of Big Maybelle - 1965
Tracks: Oh Lord, What Are You Doing To Me / Put Yourself In My Place / I Will Never Turn My Back On You / I Cried For You / Only You / I Won't Cry Anymore /// Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin' / I Know Love / I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself / In The Still Of The Night / That's All / Same Old Story. (Stereo Issue)

Rojac  R-522 - Got A Brand New Bag - 1967
Tracks: ? (Mono Issue)

Rojac  Rs-522 - Got A Brand New Bag - 1967
Tracks: ? (Stereo Issue)

Rojac  Rs-123 - Saga Of The Good Life And Hard Times - 196?
Tracks: ?

Encore! Ee-22011 - Gabbin' Blues - 1967
Tracks: ? (Mono Issue)

Encore! Ee-22012 - Gabbin' Blues - 1967
Tracks: ?

Brunswick ? - The Great Soul Hits Of Big Maybelle - ?
Tracks: ?

Up Front 162 - Amazing Big Maybelle - 1973
Tracks: ?

Paramount Pas-1011 - The Last Of Big Maybelle - 1973 (2 Lp's) 
Tracks: Winnie Widow Brown / See See Rider / I Am Lost / No Better For You / Big Sweet Daddy / Cold, Cold Heart / Blame It On Your Love / Long, Long Journey / I Know / Your Turn To Cry / How It Lies, How It Lies, How It Lies / My Mother's Eyes / Old Love Never Dies / It's Been Raining In My Heart / What A Difference A Day Makes / Gloomy Sunday / Why Was I Born? / The Masquerade Is Over / Careless Love / Maybelle Sings The Blues / This Bitter Earth.

Savoy Jazz Sjl-1143 - Roots Of Rock 'N' Roll Vol. 13: Blues & Early Soul - Big Maybelle - 1985
Tracks:

Savoy Jazz Sjl-1168 - Blues, Candy And Big Maybelle - 1986
Tracks: ?

EPs (UK Release)

Joe Boy JBA - Yesterdays Kisses

CD's

Charly CDX-27 - The Okeh Sessions - 1988
Tracks: Just Want Your Love / So Good To My Baby / Gabbin' Blues / My Country Man / Rain Down Rain / Way Back Home / Stay Away From My Sam / Jinny Mule / Maybelle's Blues / I've Got A Feeling / You'll Never Know / No More Trouble Out Of Me / My Big Mistake / Ain't No Use / I'm Gettin' 'Long Alright / You'll Be Sorry / Hair Dressin' Woman  One Monkey Don't Stop No Show / Don't Leave Poor Me / Ain't To Be Played With / New Kind Of Mambo

Charly CD 105 - The Okeh Sessions - 1988
Tracks: Just Want Your Love / So Good To My Baby / Gabbin' Blues / My Country Man / Rain Down Rain / Way Back Home / Stay Away From My Sam / Jinny Mule / Maybelle's Blues / I've Got A Feeling / You'll Never Know / No More Trouble Out Of Me / My Big Mistake / Ain't No Use / I'm Gettin' 'Long Alright / You'll Be Sorry / Hair Dressin' Woman  One Monkey Don't Stop No Show / Don't Leave Poor Me / Ain't To Be Played With / New Kind Of Mambo

Savoy Jazz 93018 - Candy - 1994 (two Cd set)
Tracks: Candy / That's A Pretty Good Love / Ring Dang Dilly / Pitiful / Mean To Me / There I've Said It Again / I Don't Want To Cry / Tell Me Who / If I Could Be With You / Jim / It's A Sin To Tell A Lie / I Could Make You Care / All Of Me / Stay As Sweet As You Are / Baby, Won't You Please Come Home / Say It Isn't So / So Long / Little Bird Told Me / Rock House / Silent Night / White Christmas / Blues Early, Early (Parts 1 & 2) / Goodnight Wherever You Are / Ramblin' Blues / True, True Feelings / Ain'tcha Glad That I Want You / Goin' Home Baby / Good Man Is Hard To Find / How It Lies, How It Lies, How It Lies / I Ain't Got Nobody / I Understand / I Got It Bad / Some Of These Days / Until The Real Thing Comes Along / St. Louis Blues / Hesitating Blues / Ole Miss Blues / Beale Street Blues / Careless Love / Friendless Blues / Yellow Dog Blues / Memphis Blues / Joe Turner Blues / Basement Blues / Way Down South Where The Blues Began / Harlem Blues.

Columbia / Legacy 53417 - The Complete Okeh Sessions 1952 ~ '55 - 1994
Tracks: I Just Want Your Love / So Good To My Baby / Gabbin' Blues (Don't Run My Business) / My Country Man / Rain Down Rain / Way Back Home / Please Stay Away From My Sam / Jinny Mule / Send For Me / Maybelle's Blues / I've Got A Feelin' / You'll Never Know / No More Trouble Out Of Me / My Big Mistake / Ain't No Use / I'm Gettin' 'Long Alright / You'll Be Sorry / Hair Dressin' Women / One Monkey Don't Stop No Show / Don't Leave Poor Me / Ain't To Be Played With / New Kind Of Mambo / Ocean Of Tears / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Other Night / Such A Cutie.

Charly CDRB14 - Charly  R&B Masters Vol. 14  Maybelle Sings The Blues - 1994 Tracks: Oh Lord What Are You Doing To Me / Same Old Story / I Don't Want To Cry / Yesterday's Kisses / Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin' / That's All / Put Yourself In My Place / I Will Never Turn My Back On You / I Cried For You / I Won't Cry Anymore / I Know Love / I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself / In The Still of The Night / Let Me Go / No Better For You / It's A Man's Man's World / Maybelle Sings The Blues / It's Been Raining.

Savoy Jazz 262 - Blues, Candy & Big Maybelle - 1995
Tracks: Candy / Ring Dang Dilly / Blues Early, Early / A Little Bird Told Me / So Long / That's A Pretty Good Love / Tell Me Who / Ramblin' Blues / Roch House / I Don't Want To Cry / Pitiful / A Good Man Is Hard To Find / How It Lies / Goin' Home Baby / So Long / Say It Isn't So / If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) / Goodnight Wherever You Are / That's A Pretty Good Love / White Christmas / Silent Night / How It Lies / Goin' Home Baby / I Ain't Got Nobody / I Understand / I Got It Bad / Some Of These Days / Until The Real Thing Comes Along.

Collectables VCL 5902 - The Very Best Of Big Maybelle - That's All - 1998
Tracks: Put Yourself In My Place / What Are You Doing To Me / I Will Never Turn My Back On You / I Cried For You / In The Still Of The Night / Only You / I Won't Cry Anymore / Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying / I Know Love / I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself / That's All / It's The Same Old Story.

Sony 31004 - Maybelle's Blues - 2000
Tracks: Gabbin' Blues (Don't Run My Business) / My Country Man / Please Stay Away From My Sam / Maybelle's Blues / No More Trouble Out Of Me / My Big Mistake / Ain't No Use / One Monkey Don't Stop No Show / New Kind Of Mambo / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On.

West Side 589 - Half Heaven, Half Heartache - 2001
Tracks: What More Can A Woman Do? / I Can't Give You Anything But Love / Cry / Tortured / Candy / How Deep Is The Ocean? / If / Why Was I Born / I'll Close My Eyes / I Still Care / Everybody's Got A Home But Me / Cold, Cold Heart / Price You Have To Pay (Love Isn't Worth It) / Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen

Legends Of R&B 210106 - Big Maybelle - 2001
Tracks: ?

Trivia

Betty Harris as a teenager went to work for Big Maybelle as a maid. Big Maybelle encouraged Betty Harris’ talent, and in 1960 she recorded her first single, "Taking Care of Business / Yesterday's Kisses" on Douglas 104.

Additions by Andrew Coad