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Tommy Tate Discography

(Compiled by Heikki Suosalo)

Read the Tommy Tate story (complete with interviews) from Soul Express issue No. 3/2001, still available from our online shop at only 5,00 euros each including P&P!


(label / # / titles / (Billboard # soul/pop) / year


10626) Ordinarily / What’s The Matter – ‘64


0000000) Push Push / Don’t Do It – ‘65
Note: as The Turrabull Brothers; Tommy appears as a background vocalist


7242) I’m Taking On Pain / Are You From Heaven – ‘66

7253) Big Blue Diamonds / A Lover’s Reward

Big Ten

1003) Stand By Me / Dee’s Village (instr.)
Note: as Tim Whitsett and The Imperial Show Band featuring Tommy Tate

Swing) Handy Andy / Don’t Play The Role – ‘67
Note: as Tommy & The Derbys


10556) Darling, Something’s Gotta Give / If You’re Looking For A Fool – ‘67
Note: as Tommy Yates


6558) Happy Is The Man – ‘68
Note: the flip, Double Your Satisfaction, by “Andy Chapman”


1340) The Whole World Is The Same / Where Did I Go?
Note: as The Imperial Show Band featuring Tommy Tate

Jackson Sound

1005) Let Us Be Heard (A Prayer For Peace) / Peace Is All I Need - '70

(also on Glenaire 1005)


0076) You're Movin' Much Too Fast - '70
Note: as the Nightingales; the b-side, Don't Let A Good Thing Go, by Sir Mack Rice)

0091) Just A Little Overcome / I Don't Want To Be Like My Daddy - '71
Note: as the Nightingales)


2109) I Remember / Help Me Love - '71

2112) School Of Life (# 22/-) / I Remember - '72

2114) More Power To You / I Ain't Gonna Worry - '72

722) Hardtimes S.O.S. (# 62/-) / Always - '76

723) If You Ain't Man Enough (# 93/-) / Revelations - '76

727) I'm So Satisfied / If You Ain't Man Enough - '77


5000) You Taught Me How To Love / The End Of The World - '79


1960) For The Dollar Bill / We Don't - '81


5001) Crescent City, U.S.A. / instr. - '84

5003) What Gives You The Right / If I Gave You My Heart - '84

(Sundance 5000 and 5003 released on Move, MIS 3, in the U.K. in '85)

no #) Linger A Little Longer / I'm Wrapped Up - '85


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HOLD ON (Vivid Sound/Malaco, VS-1017; '79; rel. only in Japan)
Friend Of Mine/My Wife/Little Boy/Get It Over Anyway/I've Been Inspired To Love You/All A Part Of Growing Up//I'd Really Like To Know/I Can't Do Enough For You Baby/A Thousand Things To Say/Hold On (To What We've Got)/Something To Believe In/Do You Think There's A Chance

TOMMY TATE (Juana 1003; '81)
For The Dollar Bill/On The Real Side/Listen To The Children/Castles In The Sky//This Train/I Just Don't Know/Let Me Entertain You/We Don't
(in the U.K. on Timeless 107 in '86 and as cd 363 in '90)

LOVE ME NOW (Urgent, ULP 9110; '90; as Charly 255 in the U.K. in '90) 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

ALL OR NOTHING (P-Vine, PCD 2403; '92; rel. only in Japan)
All Or Nothing/Ain't No West In Midwest/Where Has My Sweet Thing Gone?/One Love/Somebody Help/Walking Away/Don't Make Me Explain/This One's/I Still Wonder

SOUL REVELATIONS (P-Vine, PVC-22008; '96; rel. only in Japan)
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*/I'm So Satisfied

(* - previously unreleased)
I’M SO SATISFIED/The Complete Ko Ko Recordings and more (Kent, CDKEND 289) 2007
School Of Life/Sanity/I Just Can’t Believe Your Love For Me/I Remember/If You Got to Love Somebody/I’m So Satisfied/(You Brought Me) From A Mighty Long Way/Help Me Love/Identity (I’ve Got To Know Who I Am)/Revelations/I Ain’t Gonna Worry/More Power To You/If You Ain’t Man Enough/It’s A Bad Situation/Hardtimes SOS/Always/It Ain’t No laughing Matter/You’re Movin’ Much Too Fast/Just A Little Overcome/I Don’t Want To Be Like My Daddy

HOLD ON/The Jackson Sessions, Rare and Unreleased (Soulscape, SSCD 7010) 2008
Stand By Me/The Whole World Is The Same/Where Did I Go/Friend Of Mine/My Wife/Little Boy/Get It Over Anyway/I’ve Been Inspired To Love You/All A Part Of Growing Up/I’d Really Like To Know/I Can’t Do Enough For You Baby/A Thousand Things To Say/Hold On (To What We’ve Got)/Something To Believe In/Do You Think There’s A Chance/Cold And Lonely Man/Solid, Straight And Sound/You’re Not To Blame/So Hard To Let A Good Thing Go/Never Too Busy/Let Us Be Heard (A Prayer For Peace)/Peace Is All I Need/Something Good Going On (bonus track)

WHEN HEARTS GROW COLD (Soulscape, SSCD 7019) 2009
When Hearts Grow Cold / Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind / Everything's Out In The Open / You're Making My Dreams Come True / Gonna Take My Heart's Advice / I Can Take You To Heaven Tonight / Feel The Love / I've Got To Have Your Love Tonight / Lonely Lady / Ain't No Love For Sale / The Woman I Love / Nothing Without Your Love / Lay Love Aside / That's Just A Woman's Way / I Feel So Close To You / Midnight Run / You Want Me To Do / I'm In Too Deep / Sunday Afternoon / Uptown Woman

Acknowledgements to those, who kindly granted interviews: Tommy Tate, Sam & Ren Kazery, Tim Whitsett, Wolf Stephenson and Frederick Knight.

A big thank you to Hitoshi Takasawa for many hard-to-find records and Japanese-only releases.

Sources: Robert Bowman's excellent book, Soulsville, U.S.A., and his booklet, The Last Soul Company, for Malaco's thirty-year retrospective in '99. Also Joel Whitburn's Top R&B Singles 1942-1995 and a couple of Blues & Soul articles (in issues # 102 and 447).

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Jeannie Reynolds & Five Special Discography

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