Edgar Blanchard

Real name: Edgar Vernon Blanchard
Born: August 17, 1924, Grosse Tête, Louisiana
Died: September 16, 1972, New Orleans, Louisiana

 


SINGLES

PEACOCK 1514 (78 rpm) – EDGAR BLANCHARD WITH THE CONDOLIERS
Creole Gal Blues / She’ll Be Mine After Awhile (1949 US)

SPECIALTY XSP-585 (78 rpm)/SP-585-45 (45 rpm) – EDGAR BLANCHARD AND HIS BAND (a) / EDGAR BLANCHARD AND HIS BAND FEATURING ROY MONTRELL (b)
Mr. Bumps / Ricki-Ticki-Too (9/1956 US)
(Note: also available as an identical red vinyl 45 rpm repro edition)

SPECIALTY SP-586-45 (45 rpm) – EDGAR BLANCHARD & HIS BAND
Steppin’ High / Sweet Sue (10/1956 US)

MOONGLOW 5050 (45 rpm) – EDGAR BLANCHARD & HIS BAND
Steppin’ High / Sweet Sue (1957 BEL)

RIC 954 (45 rpm) – EDGAR BLANCHARD
Let’s Get It / Lonesome Guitar (6/1958 US)

RIC 957 (45 rpm) – THE GONDOLIERS (feat. Edgar Blanchard)
You Call Everybody Darling / Knocked Out (9/1958 US)

RIC 1004 (reissue) – EDGAR BLANCHARD
Blues Cha Cha / Bopsody In Blues (2012 US)
(Note: released as a part of 10 record box set “From The Vaults Of Ric & Ron Records”, Rounder RICBOX 16)

GONDOLIER G-051 (p/s, reissue) – EDGAR BLANCHARD (a) / EDGAR BLANCHARD & PRINCE ROYALS (b)
Hey Lawdy Mama / Somebody’s Doing Me Wrong (2016 FRA)

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ALBUMS

RIC (LAFF SERIES) RLP-2001 [LP] – THE GONDOLIERS: LET’S HAVE A BLAST WITH THE GONDOLIERS (1961 US)
Tom Dooley / Fuzzy Wuzzy / Louse Of A Boarder / My Ding A Ling / The Squirrel Song / The Teetzie Fly
(featuring Edgar Blanchard:gtr/bn/vcl, August Dupont:alto sax/vcl, Warren Hebrard:ten.sax/cl/fl, Lawrence Cotton:pno/vcl, Frank Fields:bs, Alonzo Stewart:bongos/vcl)

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COMPILATIONS

SONET/SPECIALTY SNTF 5021 [LP] – V/A: GOING BACK TO NEW ORLEANS (1978 UK)
Mr. Bumbs

RARIN’ 555 [LP] – V/A: NEW ORLEANS ROCK & ROLL AND R&B (1978 US)
Lawdy Mama

BANDY LP 70009 [LP] – V/A: REAL BLUES FROM NEW ORLEANS (1981 US)
Tight Like That (with Prince Royals) / Won’t Be Long / Somebody’s Doin’ Me Wrong / Keep My Pockets Clean (with Prince Royals) / I’m Gone And That’s All (with Prince Royals) / Don’t Need No Company (c. 1964-65 recordings)

CHARLY CRB 1084 [LP] – V/A: NEW ORLEANS CONNECTION (1984 UK)
The Upsetters (feat. Edgard Blanchard:gtr, Leonard Carbo:vcl): Pigtails And Blue Jeans / So Tired / Baby Baby / I Don’t Want To Lose Her (1958 recordings)

CHESS/MCA CH-9174 [LP] – V/A: NEW ORLEANS R&B (1984 US)
Lawdy Mama

CHESS CXMP 2055 [LP] – V/A: THE BEST OF NEW ORLEANS RHYTHM & BLUES (1984 UK)
Lawdy Mama

ACE CH 113 [LP] – V/A: THE ACE STORY, VOL. 5 (1984 UK)
Let’s Get It

ACE CH 165 [LP] – V/A: SPECIALTY NEW ORLEANS, VOL. 1 (1986 UK)
Mr. Bumbs

BLEND BLR 82018 [LP] – V/A: ROCK & ROLL COLLECTION, VOL. 18 (1986? BEL)
Sweet Sue

CHARLY CRB 1170 [LP]/TC CRB 1170 [CS] – V/A: LOADED DOWN WITH THE BLUES (1987 UK)
Somebody’s Doing Me Wrong / Tight Like That
– Japanese edition: P-Vine PLP-346, 1987 –

SPECIALTY SPS-2167 [LP] – V/A: LAY THAT NEW ORLEANS ROCK’N’ROLL (1988 US)
Sweet Sue

ROUNDER 2075 [LP/CD] – V/A: CARNIVAL TIME! THE BEST OF RIC, VOL. 1 (1988 US)
Let’s Get It (prev. unissued take)
– UK edition: Edsel ED 257 –

ROUNDER 2080 [LP/CD] – V/A: TROUBLES, TROUBLES – NEW ORLEANS BLUES FROM THE VAULTS OF RIC AND RON RECORDS (1988 US)
Bopsody In Blue / Blues Cha Cha (1959 recordings)
– German cd edition: Zensor ZS 59, 1988 –

SPECIALTY SPCD-2168-2/ACE CDCHD 393 [CD] – V/A: CREOLE KINGS OF NEW ORLEANS (1992 UK)
Bop Sit-In Blues (with studio talk and countoff)

SPECIALTY SPCD-7038-2/ACE CDCHD 477 [CD] – V/A: CREOLE KINGS OF NEW ORLEANS, VOL. 2 (1993 UK)
Steppin’ High

ACE 2035 [LP/CD] – V/A: THE ACE STORY, VOL. 5 (1994 US)
Let’s Get It

MCA/CHESS CHD2-9355 [2-CD] – V/A: CHESS NEW ORLEANS (1995 US)
Lawdy Mama
– European edition: MCA/Chess MCD 09355, 1995 –

CHARLY CD DIG 3 [4-CD] – V/A: A MODERN BLUES ANTHOLOGY : AIN’T TIMES HARD (1995 UK)
Somebody’s Doin’ Me Wrong

FLAME 017 [LP] – V/A: DESPERATE ROCK’N’ROLL, VOL. 17 (1995 UK)
Lawdy Mama

ROCKAFELLER US 7004 [LP] – V/A: KILLIN’ JIVE (1995 ITA)
Bopsody In Blue

WILD 1 [CLP] – V/A: RUNNING WILD, VOL. 1 (1996?)
Lawdy Mama

LUCKY CDLR 908 [CD] – V/A: BUMP JUMP JIVE, VOL. 8 (1998 UK)
Sweet Sue

WESTSIDE WESM 560 [CD] – V/A: MORE OF THE BEST – HAVIN’ FUN WITH HUEY “PIANO” SMITH AND THE CLOWNS (1999 UK)
Let’s Get It

TIME LIFE MUSIC TL635/16 [2-CD] – V/A: NEW ORLEANS BLUES (2000 GER)
Sweet Sue

WESTSIDE WESD 240 [2-CD] – V/A: SHUCKIN’ STUFF – RARE BLUES FROM ACE RECORDS (MS) (2002 UK)
Let’s Get It / Honeycomb (prev. unissued) / Lonesome Guitar (prev. unissued alt. take)

LA CIENEGA LACGA 702 [CD] – V/A: THE UPSETTERS (2003 SPA)
The Upsetters (feat. Edgar Blanchard:gtr, Leonard Carbo:vcl): Pigtails And Blue Jeans / So Tired / Baby Baby / I Don’t Want To Lose Her

ACROBAT ACMCD 4003 [CD] – V/A: TEXAS BLUES, VOL. 1 – HOUSTON HOTSHOTS (2003 UK)
Silver Cooks & The Gondoliers: Mr. Ticket Agent / Coming Back Home / Edgar Blanchard & The Gondoliers: Creole Gal Blues / She’ll Be Mine After Awhile

INDIGO/SANCTUARY IGOTD 2536 [3-CD] – V/A: BLOWING THE BLUES – A HISTORY OF BLUES HARMONICA 1926-2002 (2003 UK)
Creole Gal Blues

FLAT-TOP FTB-069 [CD] – V/A: SHAKE ‘EM ON DOWN, VOL. 2 (2003 UK)
Somebody’s Doing Me Wrong

FRÉMEAUX & ASSOCIÉS FA5086 [2-CD] – V/A: NEW ORLEANS BLUES 1940-1953 (2004 FRA)
Creole Gal Blues

BOULEVARD VINTAGE BVBCD 1003 [4-CD] – V/A: DOWN HOME BLUES CLASSICS 1943-1953 (2004 US)
Creole Gal Blues

CHARLY/SNAPPER SNAJ 731 CD [3-CD] – V/A: THE INSTANT & MINIT STORY (2005 UK)
Somebody’s Doin’ Me Wrong / Tight Like That (with Prince Royals) / Keep My Pockets Clean (with Prince Royals) / I’m Gone And That’s All (with Prince Royals)

PROPER PROPERBOX 129 [4-CD] – V/A: THE COSIMO MATASSA STORY (2007 UK)
Stepping High

FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVTD051 [3-CD] – V/A: HEAVY SUGAR – THE PURE ESSENCE OF NEW ORLEANS R&B (2010 UK)
The Gondoliers: You Call Everybody Darling / Knocked Out

# [CD] – V/A: GEORGIA – YO LA TENGO HANUKKAH 2010 (2010 US)
Blues Cha Cha

CHARLY SNAD664CD [2-CD] – V/A: MR JOE’S JAMBALAYA & LOADED DOWN WITH THE BLUES (2012 UK)
Tight Like That / Somebody’s Doin’ Me Wrong

ONE DAY MUSIC DAY3CD037 [3-CD] – V/A: DIZZY MISS LIZZY – THE SPECIALTY STORY 1954-1960 (2013 UK)
Mr. Bumps / Stepping High

ONE DAY MUSIC DAY2CD241 [2-CD] – V/A: BOOGIE UPROAR – GEMS FROM THE PEACOCK VAULTS (2014 UK)
Creole Gal Blues

ACE CDCHD 1390 [CD] – V/A: YOU TALK TOO MUCH – THE RIC & RON STORY, VOLUME 1 (2014 UK)
Let’s Get It

BOULEVARD VINTAGE BVDCD1033 [CD] – V/A: DOWN HOME BLUES CLASSICS, VOLUME 1 – 1943-1953 (2015 UK)
Creole Gal Blues

RHYTHM & BLUES RANDB045 [2-CD] – V/A: MIGHTY INSTRUMENTALS R&B-STYLE 1958 (2015 UK)
Let’s Get It / Lonesome Guitar

CRAFT RECORDINGS CR00150 [2-LP] – V/A: FEELIN’ RIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT – THE RIC & RON ANTHOLOGY (2018 US)
Lonesome Guitar

KOKO MOJO KM-CD 22 [CD] – V/A: DO YOU MEAN IT – EARTHQUAKES FROM THE GITBOX (2019 EU)
Mr. Bumps

KOKO MOJO KMCD 65 [CD] – V/A: I HATE TO SEE YOU GO – SOUTHERN BRED, VOL. 15 – LOUISIANA & NEW ORLEANS R&B ROCKERS (2021 EU)
Let’s Get It / You Call Everybody Darling

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© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Benoit Billot | Henk Gorter

Published sources: Walking To New Orleans (John Broven, 1974) | Rhythm & Blues In New Orleans (John Broven, 1974/1995) | Blues Records 1943 To 1970 Volume One (Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven, 1987) | The Soul Of New Orleans – A Legacy Of Rhythm And Blues (Jeff Hannusch, 2001) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006)

Online sources: http://www.allmusic.com | http://www.singlesdb.com | http://www.bsnpubs.com | http://www.ebay.com | http://www.gemm.com | http://www.musicstack.com | http://www.ne.jp/asahi/ko-1/crossroads | http://www.acevideoandmusic.com | homeofthegroove.blogspot.com | http://www.discogs.com/artist/798287-Edgar-Blanchard | http://www.45cat.com/artist/edgar-blanchard

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

Revised on April 21, 2021

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