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Tommy Tate

Tommy Tate (born 29-September-1945 in Homestead, Florida)  

ABC-Paramount 10626 - What's The Matter / Ordinarily - 1965 

Tommy & The Derby's (members Tommy Tate, Dorothy Moore, Cliff Thomas, Ed Thomas, Patsy McKewn and Rosemary Taylor, backed by The Tim Whitsett Imperial Showband)

Swing 1001 - Handy Andy / Don't Play The Role - 1966 (both sides penned by Cliff Thomas)  

The Turrabull Brothers
(Actually The Tim Whitset Imperial Showband, Tim Whitsett singing lead, Tommy Tate (backing vocals) and Jimmy Hodo (backing vocals and saxophone))

Temporaire 0000000 - Push Push / Don't Do It - 1966 

Tommy Tate    

Okeh 7242 - I'm Taking On Pain / Are You From Heaven - 1966 

Tim Whittset and The Imperial Showband featuringTommy Tate (members Tommy Tate, Tim Whitsett (trumpet), Hank Martin (guitar), Buzz Arledge (guitar), Carson Whitsett (keyboards --- born 1-May-1945 in Jackson, Mississippi --- died 8-May-2007 in Nashville, Tennessee --- cause: brain cancer) .......................................)  

Big Ten 1003 - Stand By Me* / Dee's Village (Instrumental) - 1966 *also recorded in 1961 by Ben E. King on Atco 6194 and recorded in 1964 by Cassius Clay on Columbia 43007. 

Tommy Tate 

Okeh 7253 - A Lover's Reward / Big Blue Diamonds - 1967 (issued in the UK on Columbia DB8046 )

Tommy Yates

Verve 10556 - Darling, Something's Gotta Give / If You're Looking For A Fool - 1967

Andy Chapman 

Atco 6558 - Happy Is The Man* / Double Your Satisfaction** - 1968 *confirmed by Tommy Tate as being him, apparently he remembers doing it as a demo only and was unaware of it's release. **rumoured to be Ben Atkins.

The Imperial Showband featuring Tommy Tate (members Tommy Tate (lead vocals and drums), Tim Whitsett, Carson Whitsett, ..........................................)

Malaco - You're Not To Blame - 1968  (unissued at the time this was released in the U. K. on the 2008 Soulscape Cd "Tommy Tate Hold On" SSCD 7010)

The Imperial Showband featuring Tommy Tate (members Tommy Tate, Tim Whitsett, Bucky Barnett (guitar), Carson Whitsett (keyboards) and Jimmy Hodo)

Musicor 1340 - The Whole World Is The Same / Where Did I Go - 1968

Tommy Tate 

Malaco - So Hard To Let A Good Thing Go - 1968 (unissued at the time this was released in the U. K. on the 2008 Soulscape Cd "Tommy Tate Hold On" SSCD 7010)
Malaco - Get It Over Anyway - 1968 (this was released in the U. K. on the 2003 Grapevine Cd "Troubled Waters Deep Soul From The Deep South" GVCD 3010 and released in the U.K. on the 2008 Soulscape Cd "Tommy Tate Hold On" SSCD 7010)
Malaco - Hold On - 1969 (this was released in the U. K. on the 2003 Grapevine Cd "Troubled Waters Deep Soul From The Deep South" GVCD 3010 --- also recorded in 1971 by James Carr on Atlantic 2803)
Jackson Sound 1005 - Peace Is All I Need / Let Us Be Heard (A Prayer For Peace) - 1970
Glenaire 1005 - Peace Is All I Need / Let Us Be Heard (A Prayer For Peace) - 1970

The Nightingales (members Tommy Tate, Quincy Billops, Rochester Neal and Bill Davis)

Stax 0076 - You're Movin' Much Too Fast / Don't Let A Good Thing Go - 1970
Stax - You're Movin' Much Too Fast (Unedited Version) - 1970 (unissued until it was released in the U. K. on the 2007 Kent Cd "Tommy Tate I'm So Satisfied The Complete Ko Ko Recordings And More" CDKEND 289) 
Stax 0091 - Just A Little Overcome / I Don't Want To Be Like My Daddy - 1971 
 

Tommy Tate

Ko Ko 2109 - I Remember / Help Me Love - 1971   
Ko Ko 2112 - I Remember / School Of Life - 1972   
Ko Ko 2114 - I Ain't Gonna Worry / More Power To You - 1972   

Southern Passion (members Tommy Tate, ......) Tommy Tate gigged locally on and off with the band but didn't record anything with them.

Tommy Tate 

Ko Ko 722 - Hardtimes S. O. S. / Always* - 1976*also recorded in 1973 by Luther Ingram on Ko Ko 2115.  
Ko Ko 723 - If You Ain't Man Enough / Revelations - 1976  
Ko Ko 726 - If You Got To Love Somebody / Do You Think There's A Chance - 1977 (promo issue only - only two copies known to exist - it has been reported that this is a one-sided disc does anyone know for certain, or is it as rumoured the flip side being "Do You Think There's A Chance" - Officially Koko 726 is the 1977 twelve inch release by Luther Ingram "I Like The Feeling / I'm Gonna Be The Best Thing") 
Ko Ko 727 - I'm So Satisfied / If You Ain't Man Enough - 1977   
Sundance 5000 - The End Of The World / You Taught Me How To Love – 1979
Juana 1950 - For The Dollar Bill / We Don't – 1981
Juana 1955 - On The Real Side / This Train - 1981
Sundance 5001 - Crescent City U. S. A. / (Instrumental) – 1984
Sundance 5003 - If I Gave You My Heart / What Gives You The Right – 1984
Sundance (No Number) - I'm Wrapped Up / Linger A Little Longer - 1985 (only 500 copies pressed)
White Label 2 - If You Gotta Love Somebody / ? - ? 

Cd's 

Charly CD255  - Love Me Now - 1990
Tracks: Good Medicine / Slow Train (Fast Train) / I Forgot To Be Your Lover / Midnight Holiday / Tear This House Down / Love Me Now / When A Fool Takes His Turn / Never Let You See Me Cry / Big Blue Sky. (U.K. release)  

P-Vine PCD-2043 All Or Nothing - 1992
Tracks: All Or Nothing / Ain't No West In Mideast / Where Has My Sweet Thing Gone / One Love / Somebody Help / Walking Away / Don't Make Me Explain / This One's / I Still Won-Der. (Japanese release)  

P-Vine  PVC-22008 - Soul Revelations (Koko 45's Plus Unissued Tracks) - 1996 Tracks:
Help Me Love / School Of Life / Sanity / I Just Can't Believe Your Love For Me / Hardtimes S. O. S. / Revelations / (You Brought Me) A Mighty Long Way / If You Got To Love Somebody (Why Not Take A Chance On Me) / I Remember / Always / I Ain't Gonna Worry / More Power To You / If You Ain't Man Enough / It Ain't No Laughing Matter / Identify (I've Got To Know Who I Am) / It's A Bad Situation. (Japanese release)  

Kent CDKEND 289 - Tommy Tate I'm So Satisfied The Complete Ko Ko Recordings And More - 2007
Tracks:
School Of Life (3:31) / Sanity (2:28) / I Just Can't Believe Your Love For Me (3:49) / I Remember (3:29) / If You Got To Love Somebody (3:15) / I'm So Satisfied (3:57) / (You Brought Me) From A Mighty Long Way (2:58) / Help Me Love (3:44) / Identity (I've Got To Know Who I Am) (2:58) / Revelations (3:04) / I Ain't Gonna Worry (3:08) / More Power To You (3:30) / If You Ain't Man Enough (3:18) / It's A Bad Situation (3:29) / Hardtimes S. O. S. (3:21) / Always (4:04) / It Ain't No Laughing Matter (2:35) / You're Movin' Much Too Fast (Previously Unissued Unedited Version) (3:36) - The Nightingales /  Just A Little Overcome (3:48) - The Nightingales / I Don't Want To Be Like My Daddy (3:20) - The Nightingales. (U. K. release) 

Soulscape SSCD 7010 - Tommy Tate Hold On - 2008
Tracks: Stand By Me (3:08) / The Whole World Is The Same (2:08) / Where Did I Go (2:39) / Friend Of Mine (3:45) / My Wife (2:22) / Little Boy (2:43) / Get Over Anyway (2:40) / I've Been Inspired To Love You (2:39) / All A Part Of Growing Up (2:49) / I'd Really Like To Know (3:24) / I Can't Do Enough For You Baby (2:53) / A Thousand Things To Say (3:04) / Hold On (To What We Got) (3:07) / Something To Believe In (2:03) / Do You Think There's A Chance (2:17) / Cold And Lonely Man (2:50) / Solid, Straight And Sound (2:16) / You're Not To Blame (1:59) / So Hard To Let A Good Thing Go (2:28) / Never Too Busy (2:36) / Let Us Be Heard (A Prayer For Peace) (3:40) / Peace Is All I Need (2:59) / Something Good Going On (2:51).     

Additions from Heikki Suosalo from an interview he did with Tommy Tate for the Soul Express magazine www.soulexpress.net and Bob Abrhams, Bob Leszczak

Also from Tim Whitsett who had this to say:

"The Turrabull Brothers, was a joke name, as was the label “Temporaire” and the
Record’s catalog number (0000000).
 
The band is actually Tim Whitsett & The Imperial Showband – Tim Whitsett singing lead, Tommy Tate & Jimmy Hodo on backup vocals.
 
Not sure why (1) we felt the urge to release this particular record with a “joke” name and (2) why the heck we thought it
was a “joke,” because it doesn’t seem funny now. Maybe you had to be there, and it was so long ago, I’m no longer there."
 
Best regards,
Tim Whitsett

Further information from Tim Whitsett:

"Handy Andy" / "Don't Play the Role" is indeed credited to Tommy & The Derbys, and it was released on the Swing label, not Big Ten. 

The confusion arises from the rather incestuous relationship of the Jackson, Mississippi music scene at the time. Swing and Big Ten were both owned by Bob McRee. He and his partners, Cliff & Ed Thomas, owned the studio and production company under whose aegis these records were cut. And my band was the backing band on nearly every release produced by Thomas-McRee-Thomas between 1964 and 1967. 

Ergo:

"Handy Andy" / "Don't Play the Role" - Swing label

Tommy & The Derbys

Tommy = Tommy Tate

The Derbys = Dorothy Moore, Cliff & Ed Thomas, Petsy McKewn (just thrown together as backing singers for this session)

Backing Band: Tim Whitsett & The Imperial Show Band

Produced by Ed Thomas, Bob McRee, Cliff Thomas

Songwriters: Ed Thomas, Bob McRee, Cliff Thomas

Studio MAC, Jackson, Mississippi 

By the way, none of us have a clue where to get a copy of the record. Tapes and records of the 100s of sides produced by Thomas-McRee-Thomas were irreparably damaged in storage years ago, so none of the writers/producers have mementos of their years in the studio.

Best regards,

Tim