Arthur Griswold

Real name: Arthur Griswold
Born: November 10, 1939, Tiller, Arkansas
Died: November 18, 2003, Sylvania, Ohio

 


SINGLES

FORTUNE 871 – ARTHUR GRISWOLD AND THE ORGANICS
Pretty Mama Blues / Trying For A Future (1965? US)
(Note: also available as an identical repro editions made in the UK 2014 and in the USA 2015)

FORTUNE 872 – ROMAN AND ARTHUR GRISWOLD AND THE ORGANICS
Daddy Daddy Pt. 1 / Daddy Daddy Pt. 2 (1965? US)

SOLID ROCK 643-C/644_C – THE ORGANICS
Trying For The Future / Christmas Time Baby (1968 US)

COMPOSÉ 126 – THE ORGANICS
Good Thing Going / Foot Stumping (instr.) (1969 US)

LA VAL 872 – THE GRISWOLDS
Daddy Daddy / I Just Got To Know (1972 US)

BUCKEYE 4021-9-A/B (matrix) – ARTHUR GRISWOLD
I Just Got To Know / Look What The Fool Made Me Do (1974 US)

BRITE STAR BSP 7958 – ART GRISWOLD
Big Game Hunter / Foot Stompin’ (1977 US)

BUCKEYE 7112-27-A/B (matrix) – ARTHUR GRISWOLD
What The Judge Did To Me / Their [sic] Is Something On Your Mind (1977 US)

BUCKEYE 591-20 (matrix) – ARTHUR GRISWOLD
Main Street Beat / The Big Game Hunter (1980? US)

TOLEDO/JUKEBOX JAM JBJ 1024 (reissue) – ARTHUR GRISWOLD AND THE ORGANICS
Pretty Mama Blues / Trying For A Future (2011 UK)


Note: According to The Blues Discography 1943-1970, all the Fortune sides were recorded not until 1970! Fortune 871 was reviewed in Blues Unlimited #99 in spring 1973.

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ALBUMS

BLUE SUIT 101 [LP] – ART & ROMAN GRISWOLD/BIG JACK REYNOLDS: TWO ACES AND A JACK – HOT AS YOU GOT (1987 US)
I Love The Woman / The Thrill Is Gone / Down In Virginia / A.D.C. Blues / Daddy Daddy / Got My Mojo Working / That’s All Right * / It’s Only Nine O’Clock * / Little Dog * / Mean And Evil * / She Must Be A Millionaire *
(recorded at Substation8, Toledo, Ohio, May 1987, feat. Art Griswold:vcl/gtr, Roman Griswold:vcl, Big Jack Reynolds:vcl*/gtr/hca with The Haircuts: Larry Gold:gtr, John Rockwood:hca, Chad Smith:org, John Henry Newmark:bs, Marcus Gray:dms)
– cd reissue: Blue Suit BS 101D, 1997 US –


BUCKEYE # [CD] – THE GRISWALDS: THE REEL DEAL (1989 US)
Pretty Mama / Big Money / Talk To Me, Baby / Fanny Mae / I Feel Good / Big Ol’ Butt / Pillow Talk / Little Red Rooster / Good Thing Going / Mercy, Mercy Baby

HIGHBALL 103 [CD] – THE GRISWOLDS: FULL TIME BLUES (1990 US)
Get Your Guitar And Play Some Music / Daddy Daddy / Mission Room Blues / Ooh Poo Pah Doo / Wash My Blues Away / Bring Your Loving Home / Got The Feeling / Milkcow Blues / Gotta Have Soul / Don’t Burn Your Bridges

JSP CD 280 [CD] – THE GRISWALDS: ALL THE WAY DOWN (1997 UK)
All The Way Down / Can’t Break Away / Foot Stompin’ / Let Go / Big Daddy Cool / Aunt Nancey’s Bull / My Love Don’t Mean A Thing / Lil Bonnie Blue / What The Fool Made Me Do / The Good, The Bad, The Ugly… / What I Say Is Right
(feat. Art Griswold:vcl/gtr, Roman Griswold:keys/org/vcl, Bill Heid:org, Rick Schefdore:ten.sax/fl/perc/spoons, R.J. Spangler:dms, Allen Szombati:dms/perc)

BLUE SUIT BS 115 [CD] – THE GRISWOLDS: COCKEYED WORLD (2000 US)
Sad, Sad Day / Oopah Pah Doo / Funny How Time Slips Away / Don’t You Want A Good Man Around / Never Make A Move Too Soon / Leaving In The Morning / Boogie In The Dark / Drink Muddy Water / Call My Job / That’s All Right / Big Ol’ Butt / Please Don’t Blow My Mind
(feat. Art Griswold:vcl/gtr, Roman Griswold:org/pno/hca/vcl, Bob Michaels:dms)

TOUT BLUE # [CD] – THE GRISWOLDS: THE LATER IT GETS, THE BETTER I FEEL (2002 US)
What She Did / Got In Trouble / Wash My Blues Away / Broke Down And Broke / Rose Ball, Rise Ball / Baby / Ain’t No Chains / Funky Monkey / The Later It Gets / Pretty Mama / Tearin’ It Up / Blues At Night
(feat. Art Griswold:vcl/gtr, Roman Griswold:keys/hca/vcl, Dave Kuntz:gtr, Ray Scott:bs, Scott Derkin:dms)

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COMPILATIONS

JSP 21 [CD] – V/A: TOO HOT FOR ME – A JSP BLUES SAMPLER (1997 UK)
The Griswolds: Aunt Nancey’s Bull

JSPCD 2100 [CD] – V/A: BEACH ‘N’ BOOGIE 1 (1997 UK)
The Griswolds: Aunt Nancey’s Bull

JSPCD 2107 [CD] – V/A: BEACH ‘N’ BOOGIE 2 (1998 UK)
The Griswalds: Foot Stompin’

BLUE SUIT BS501D [CD] – V/A: BLUE SUIT – ELEVENTH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION (1998 US)
Art & Roman Griswold: I Love The Woman

T-R-H CD 8001 [CD] – V/A: VINTAGE TOLEDO BLUES 1950-1980 (1998 US)
The Organics: Try For The Future / Arthur Griswold: Main Street Beat / What The Judge Did To Me

BLUE SUIT 111 [CD] – V/A: HASTINGS STREET GREASE – DETROIT BLUES IS ALIVE, VOL. 2 (1999 US)
Art & Roman Griswold: Daddy, Daddy

SERIOUS SOUNDS 1098 [CD] – V/A: HASTINGS STREET BAND – DOWN ON HASTINGS STREET (1999 US)
Art & Roman Griswold: Daddy, Daddy

GROOOVY SOUNDS UNLIMITED GROOVE 0004-1 [LP] – V/A: GROOOVY SOUNDS UNLIMITED & MR FINE WINE PRESENT VITAL ORGANS (1999 US)
The Organics: Foot Stumping
– cd reissue: Grooovy Sounds Unlimited GRVCD 004, 2002 US –

SOUL PATROL SPLP 10116 [LP]/SPCD 10116 [CD] – V/A: THE FUNKY SOUL SURVIVORS (2000 FRA)
The Organics: Foot Stumping

BLUES REVUE BR 001 [CD] – V/A: BLUES REVUE PRESENTS HIDDEN TREASURES… THE BEST BLUES YOU’VE NEVER HEARD (2001 US)
The Griswolds: Leaving In The Morning

TOLEDO CITY PAPER # [CD] – V/A: TURN ME UPSIDE DOWN… BABY! (2003 US)
The Griswolds: Boogie In The Dark

STOMPIN’ ST 328 [CD] – V/A: STOMPIN’, VOL. 28 – 23 MORE RHYTHM’N’BLUES KILLERS! (2006 UK)
Arthur Griswold: Pretty Mama Blues

BODY & SOUL BS 2970 [CD] – V/A: ABSOLUTE FUNK, VOL. 4 (2007 FRA)
The Organics: Foot Stumping

NUMERO GROUP NUM026 [2-LP+DVD/CD+DVD] – V/A: LOCAL CUSTOMS – DOWNRIVER REVIVAL (2009 US)
The Organics: Foot Stumping (alt. take)

STAG-O-LEE # [CDR] – V/A: JUKEBOX – SOME OF PRINCE R-MAN’S FAVE TUNES IN 2011! (2011 GER)
Arthur Griswold: Pretty Mama Blues

JAZZMAN JMANLP.045 [2-LP]/JMANCD 045 [CD] – V/A: JUKEBOX JAM – BLUES AND RHYTHM REVUE (2011 UK)
Arthur Griswold: Pretty Mama Blues

LE DELTA FREAKS SOUNDSYSTEM # [LP] – V/A: LE DELTA FREAKS SOUNDSYSTEM – 15 BLUES & BOOGIES QUI SENTENT LE COTILLON, VOL. 1 (2013 SWI)
Arthur Griswold: Pretty Mama Blues

SPOONFUL #53 [CD] – V/A: KING TUT’S VOODOO HUT, VOL. 1 (201? GER)
Arthur Griswold: Pretty Mama Blues

JOOKIN JCD 18005 [CD] – V/A: JOOKIN’ 5 – 27 RAW SLICES OF MAXIMUM R&B (201? UK)
Arthur Griswold: Pretty Mama Blues

TWISTIN RUMBLE TR-62014 [LP] – V/A: TWISTIN RUMBLE!! VOLUME 8 – THE SWINGIN’EST DANCE PARTY EVER! (201? GER)
Arthur Griswold: Pretty Mama Blues

TWISTIN RUMBLE TR-62014 CD [CD] – V/A: TWISTIN RUMBLE!! VOLUME FOUR (201? GER)
Arthur Griswold: Pretty Mama Blues

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© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Lex Jansen

Published sources: The R&B Indies 1 (Bob McGrath, 2005) | The R&B Indies 2 (Bob McGrath, 2006) | The R&B Indies 4 (Bob McGrath, 2007) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006)

Online sources: http://www.allmusic.com | http://www.ebay.com | http://www.popsike.com | http://www.griswoldsblues.com | http://www.rootsandrhythm.com | http://www.discogs.com/artist/1291232-Arthur-Griswold | http://www.45cat.com/artist/arthur-griswold

Note: The contents of this website are informative only! All the corrections/additions are welcome. E-mail: petehoppula @ hotmail.com

Revised on July 8, 2021

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