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Ivory Joe Hunter

Ivory Joe Hunter (born 14-October-1914 in Kirbyville, Jasper County, Texas. --- died 8-November-1974 in a Memphis nursing home --- cause: lung cancer)

? - 1933 (wax cylinder recording done for the Library Of Congress)

Ivory Joe Hunter and His Band (members Ivory Joe Hunter (piano and vocals), Mitchell (bass), John Patterson (tenor saxophone) and "Chuck" Walker (drums)) 1944

"Ivory" Joe Hunter With Johnny Moore's 3 Blazers (members Ivory Joe Hunter (vocals), Johnny Moore (guitar), Eddie Williams (bass) and Charles Brown (piano))

Ivory 931 - Blues At Sunrise / You Taught Me To Love But Not To Forget - 1945  
Exclusive 209 - Blues At Sunrise / You Taught Me To Love - 1945 

Ivory Joe Hunter

Pacific 601 - Seventh Street Boogie / Reconversion Blues - 1945
Pacific 602 - Boogin' In The Basement / Don't Leave Me - 1945
Pacific 609 - Tavern Swing / Bad Luck Blues - 1945

Pacific 612 - Ivory Joe’s Boogie / Gazing
- ?
Pacific 621 – Heavy Hearted Blues / We’re Gonna Boogie - ?

Ivory Joe Hunter and his Combo / Ivory Joe Hunter and Big Band; Ivory Joe Hunter, vocal.      

Pacific 622 - I'm Sorry / Why Did You Lie - 1946

Ivory Joe Hunter

Pacific 623 - Are You Hep? / I Love My Man - 1947
Pacific 630 - Blues At Midnight* / High Cost, Low Pay Blues - 1947 *also recorded in 1962 by B. B. King on ABC-Paramount 10334.  
Pacific 632 - Jammin' Down In Town / Mean Woman Blues - 1947


Ivory Joe Hunter And His Band; Ivory Joe Hunter, Vocal / Ivory Joe Hunter And His Band; Hunter, Vocal.


Pacific 634 - You're Alway's Looking For More / Grieving Blues - 1947

Ivory Joe Hunter And His Band; Hunter, Vocal 

Pacific 637 - Pretty Mama Blues* / I Don't Want No Cheese No More (Just Leave Me Out Of This Trap)  - 1948 *also recorded in 1950 as "Pretty Papa Blues (Pretty Mama Blues)" by Paula Watson on Supreme 1507.

Ivory Joe Hunter And His Combo; Ivory Joe Hunter, Vocal / Ivory Joe Hunter And His Band; Aurelia, Vocal

4 Star   1254 - Pretty Mama Blues / Are You Hep? - 1947

Ivory Joe Hunter

King 4183 - San Francisco Blues / Don't Be No Fool-Fool - 1948  
King 4208 - I Was Only Playing / Come On, Let Your Hair Down - 1948  

Ivory Joe Hunter. Vocal With Orchestra 

King 4220 - Don't Fall In Love With Me / Siesta With Sonny (Instrumental) - 1948 (with Ivory Joe Hunter (piano), Tyree Glenn, Russell K. Procope, Oscar Pettiford (bass), H. J. Baker (trumpet) and Sonny Greer (drums))  

Ivory Joe Hunter

King 4232 - What Did You Do To Me / Code Song (I Love You) - 1948 (with Tyree Glenn, Russell Procope and Oscar Pettiford)  
King 4255 - I Like It / No Money, No Luck Blues - 1948 (with Tyree Glenn, Russell Procope and Oscar Pettiford)  
King 4275 - Don't Know / In Time - 1949 
King 4291 - That's The Gal For Me / Waitin' In Vain - 1949  

Ivory Joe Hunter And His Combo; Ivory Joe Hunter, Vocal / Ivory Joe Hunter And His Band; Aurelia, Vocal

4 Star 1283 - Blues At Midnight / I Love My Man - 1949

Ivory Joe Hunter And His Band   

4 Star 1376 - 7th Street Boogie / Please Come Back Home Baby - 1949

Ivory Joe Hunter

King 4306 - Guess Who / Landlord Blues* - 1949 (With Ray Nance,Tyree Glenn, Russell Procope and Oscar Pettiford) *with Owen Bradley on guitar.
King - All States Boogie (Take 1) - 1949 (unissued alternate take which was released in 2006 in the U. K. on an Ace Cd "Ivory Joe Hunter -Woo Wee!" CDCHD 1092) 
King 4314 - Jealous Heart / All States Boogie - 1949
Mgm 8011 - I Almost Lost My Mind* / If I Give You My Love - 1949 (first issue - with Taft Jordan on trumpet) *also recorded in 1955 by The Harptones featuring Willie Winfield on Bruce 126 and in 1956 by Pat Boone on Dot 15472.
MGM   K10578 - I Almost Lost My Mind / If I Give You My Love - 1949 (with Taft Jordan on trumpet)
King 4326 - I Quit My Pretty Mama / It's You Just You - 1950 (with Johnny Hodges on alto saxophone)  
4 Star 1481 - She's A Killer / Empty Room Blues - 1950
4 Star 1535 - Jumpin' At The Dew Drop Inn / We're Gonna Boogie - 1950

Ivory Joe Hunter With Orchestra

King 4347 - I Got Your Water On / People Don't Cry Anymore - 1950  
King 4382 - I Have No Reason To Complain / Changing Blues - 1950  
King - Lying Woman (Take 1) - 1950 (unissued alternate take which was released in 2006 in the U. K. on an Ace Cd "Ivory Joe Hunter -Woo Wee!" CDCHD 1092) 
King 4405 - Lying Woman / Too Late - 1950 

Ivory Joe Hunter

MGM   K10618 - S. P. Blues / Why Fool Yourself - 1950 (with Taft Jordan on Trumpet)

MGM   K10663 - I Need You So* / Leave Her Alone - 1950 *Also Recorded In 1965 By Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown On Wand 198.
MGM   K10733 - Let Me Dream / Gimme A Pound O' Round Ground – 1950
MGM   K10761 - Old Man's Boogie / Living A Lie – 1950
MGM  K10818 - It's A Sin / Don't You Believe Me – 1950
MGM   K10899 - I Found My Baby / I Ain't Got No Gal – 1951
MGM   K10951 - I Can't Get You Off My Mind / I Can't Resist You – 1951
MGM   K10995 - You Lied / When I Lost You – 1951
MGM  K11052 - I'm Yours / Wrong Woman Blues – 1951
King 4424 - False Friend Blues / Send Me Pretty Mama – 1951
King 4443 - She's Gone Blues / Stop Rockin' That Train - 1951  
King - Old Gal And New Gal Blues (Take 1) - 1951 (unissued alternate take which was released in 2006 in the U. K. on an Ace Cd "Ivory Joe Hunter -Woo Wee!" CDCHD 1092) 
King 4455 - Old Gal And New Gal Blues / Woo Wee Blues - 1951

4 Star 1551 - Big Wig / Grieving Blues - 1951
4 Star 1585 - Boogie I The Rain / I Shouldn't Love You - 1951
MGM   K11132 - Blue Moon / U Name It – 1952
MGM   K11165 - Laugh (Though You Feel You Want To Cry) / Where Shall I Go - 1952

MGM   K11195 - I'm Sorry For You My Friend / I Will Be – 1952
MGM   K11263 - I Get That Lonesome Feeling / I Thought I Had Loved – 1952
MGM   K11325 - Big Bounce / Tell Her For Me – 1952
MGM   K11378 - Rockin' Chair Boogie / Music Before Dawn – 1952
MGM   K11459 - I Had A Girl / If You See My Baby – 1953
MGM   K11549 - I'm Afraid / Don't Make Me Cry – 1953
MGM   K11599 - I Must Be Talking To Myself / My Best Wishes – 1953

Ivory Joe Hunter And His Band

4 Star 1376 - 7th Street Boogie / Please Come Back Home Baby - ?

Ivory Joe Hunter

4 Star 1634 - Foolish Pride / Did You Mean It – 1953

Ivory Joe Hunter and his Ivorytones with Orchestra

Atlantic 1049 - It May Sound Silly / I Got To Learn To Do The Mambo - 1954

Ivory Joe Hunter

MGM   K11702 - I Have A Secret / I Feel So Good – 1954
MGM   K11818 - Do You Miss Me / Whose Arms Are You Missing – 1954
Atlantic 1066 - I Want Somebody / Heaven Came Down To Earth – 1955
Atlantic 1086 - A Tear Fell / I Need You By My Side – 1956
Atlantic 1095 - You Mean Everything To Me / That's Why I Dream – 1956
Atlantic 1111 - Since I Met You Baby / You Can't Stop This Rocking And Rolling - 1956 (with The Ray Ellis Orchestra and Chorus - tenor saxophone by Jesse Powell - session recorded 5-September-1956) *also recorded in 1968 by Narvel Felts on Hi 2141.
Atlantic 1128 - Empty Arms* / Love's A Hurting Game - 1957 (with Ivory Joe Hunter (piano), Al Caiola (guitar), Billy Mure (guitar), Hayward Cheeks (bass), "Wild" Bill Davis (organ), Romeo Penque (alto saxophone), Seldon Powell (tenor saxophone), Phil Krause (percussion) and Joe Marshall (drums) plus The Ray Ellis Orchestra and Chorus - recorded 24-January-1957) *also recorded in 1964 by Ace Cannon on HI 2081. 
Atlantic 1151 - She's Gone / Everytime I Hear That Song – 1957
Atlantic 1164 - All About The Blues / If Only You Were Here With Me – 1957
King 5166 - Jealous Heart / I Like It – 1958
Atlantic 1173 - You're On My Mind / Baby, Baby, Count On Me – 1958
Atlantic 1183 - I'm So Glad I Found You / Shooty Booty – 1958
Atlantic 1191 - You Flip Me Baby / Yes, I Want You - 1958 (With Saxophonists Budd Johnson and Dave McCrae)
Dot 15880 - City Lights / Stolen Moments – 1958
Atlantic 2020 - I Just Want To Love You / Now I Don't Worry No More – 1959
King 5271 - Guess Who / Don't Fall In Love With Me - 1959 (Unreleased)
King 5280 - Guess Who / Don't Fall In Love With Me – 1959
Dot 15930 - Old Fashioned Love / Cottage For Sale – 1959
Dot 15957 - I Love You So Much / Welcome Home Baby – 1959
Dot 15986 - My Search Was Ended / Did You Mean It – 1959
Goldisc 3010 - It's Love, It's Love, It's Love / You Satisfy Me Baby – 1960
Capitol 4587 - I'm Hooked / Because I Love You – 1961
Capitol 4648 - May The Best Man Win / You Better Believe It Baby – 1961
Capitol 4688 - The Life I Live / A Great Big Heart Full Of Love – 1962

Vee-Jay 452 - Somebody's Stealing My Love / You Only Want Me When You Need Me – 1962
Smash 1825 - My Arms Are Waiting / Congratulations – 1963
Smash 1860 - There's No Forgetting You / My Lover's Prayer – 1963
Stax 155 - This Kind Of Woman / Can't Explain How It Happened - 1964 
Teardrop 3058 - I've Asked You For The Last Time / Heart - 196?
Goldwax 307 - Every Little Bit Helped Me / I Can Make You Happy – 1966
Goldwax Unreleased - Did She Ask About Me - 1966
Goldwax Unreleased - Don’t You Believe Him - 1966
Goldwax Unreleased - From The First Time We Met - 1966
Goldwax Unreleased - What’s The Matter Baby - 1966
Veep 1258 - Don't You Believe Him / What's The Matter Baby – 1967
Veep 1270 - Did She Ask About Me / From The First Time We Met – 1967
Sound Stage 7   2623 - Ivory Tower / I'll Give You All Night To Stop – 1968
Sound Stage 7   2635 - Until The Day I Die / I Built A Wall Around Me – 1969

Sound Stage 7   2643 - Straighten Up Baby / Baby Me Baby - 1969 
Epic 10725 - Heartbreak And Misery / We All Like That Groovy Feeling – 1971
Epic 10725 - Heartbreak And Misery / I'm Coming Down With The Blues – 1971
Paramount 0253 - He'll Never Love You / San Antonio Rose – 1973

Ivory Joe Hunter / The Quotations

Collectables Col 042467 - I Almost Lost My Mind / Imagination* - ? *Flip By The Quotations.

The Orioles / Ivory Joe Hunter  

Shag Archive 102 - Moody Over You / I Want Somebody* - ?
*flip by Ivory Joe Hunter.

Ivory Joe Hunter / Jimmy Witherspoon 

Shag Archive 105 - I Just Want To Love You / Who Baby Who* - ?
*flip by Jimmy Witherspoon.


Ep's

King 265 - Ivory Joe Hunter - 1954
Tracks:

MGM   X-1376 - I Get That Lonesome Feeling, Volume 1 - 1957
Tracks: I Get That Lonesome Feeling / I Found A New Baby /// I Need You So / If You See My Baby.

MGM   X-1377 - I Get That Lonesome Feeling, Volume 2 – 1957
Tracks:

MGM   X-1378 - I Get That Lonesome Feeling, Volume 3 - 1957
Tracks:

Atlantic 589 - Ivory Joe Hunter (Since I Met You Baby) - 1958
Tracks: Since I Met You Baby / I Got To Learn To Do The Mambo /// It May Sound Silly / A Tear Fell.

Atlantic 608 - Rock With Ivory Joe Hunter - 1958
Tracks: Empty Arms / Love's A Hurting Game /// She's Gone / Everytime I Hear That Song.

Updates by Hans De Werdt