Elton Anderson

Real name: Elton Anderson
Born: February 9, 1930, Lake Charles, Louisiana
Died: November 13, 1984, Ville Platte, Louisiana

 


SINGLES

VIN 1001 (78/45 rpm) – ELTON ANDERSON
Shed So Many Tears / Roll On Train (4/1958 US)

TREY 1002 – ELTON ANDERSON WITH SID LAWRENCE BAND
I Love You / Want A Come Back Home (1959 US)

TREY 1011 – ELTON ANDERSON WITH SID LAWRENCE COMBO
Cool Down Baby / Secret Of Love (1959 US)

MERCURY 71542X45 (white label promo) – ELTON ANDERSON WITH SID LAWRENCE COMBO
Cool Down Baby / Secret Of Love (11/1959 US)

MERCURY 71542X45 – ELTON ANDERSON WITH SID LAWRENCE COMBO
Cool Down Baby / Secret Of Love (11/1959 US)

MERCURY 71643X45 – ELTON ANDERSON, ARRANGED & CONDUCTED BY WAYNE SHULER
Crying Blues / Walking Alone (7/1960 US)

MERCURY 71777 (white label promo) – ELTON ANDERSON
Please Accept My Love / I Love You, Cheri (4/1961 US)

MERCURY 71777 – ELTON ANDERSON
Please Accept My Love / I Love You, Cheri (4/1961 US)

LANOR 507 – ELTON ANDERSON
Humpty Dumpty Heart / Don’t Touch Me Baby (1962 US)

LANOR 509 – ELTON ANDERSON
Life Problem / Sick And Tired (4/1962 US)

CAPITOL 4762 (released at least with 2 label variations) – ELTON ANDERSON
Life Problem / Sick And Tired (5/1962 US)

CAPITOL 4830 – ELTON ANDERSON
Shed So Many Tears / That’s How It’s Been (8/1962 US)

LANOR 514 (white label promo) – ELTON ANDERSON, ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY WARDELL QUEZERGUE
(Sorry) I’m Gonna Have To Pass / I Love You So (6/1963 US)

LANOR 514 – ELTON ANDERSON, ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY WARDELL QUEZERGUE
(Sorry) I’m Gonna Have To Pass / I Love You So (6/1963 US)

LANOR 516 – ELTON ANDERSON
The Crawl (Part 1) / The Crawl (Part 2) (12/1963 US)

LANOR 518 – ELTON ANDERSON
Bye Bye Little Angel / Don’t Touch Me Baby (2/1964 US)

GOLDBAND (GOLDEN NUGGET SERIES) GNG-107 (reissue EP) – ELTON ANDERSON
Shed So Many Tears / Cool Down Baby / (+ 2 tracks by Guitar Junior) (197? US)

TREY 1001/1002 (unofficial reissue) – ELTON ANDERSON WITH SID LAWRENCE BAND
I Love You / (reverse by Ray Gerdsen & The Yello-Jakets: Fatty Hattie) (9/2011 US)


In addition, another Mississippi artist named Elton Anderson, Jr. released the religious 45 rpm singles “Jesus, Precious Love” / “It’s You Lord” (Gospel Time GT-130) and “Tell Jesus” / “We Sure Need Him” (Talk Of The Town TOT-4535) in the 1970’s/1980’s. In 1981 Elton Anderson, Jr. also appeared on LP “Fight On To Victory” by Eddie Jackson & The Corinthians (J&B LP 0029), and later he has worked for the Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi.

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COMPILATIONS

MERCURY MG 20581/SR 60241 [LP] – V/A: 14 MORE NEWIES BUT GOODIES (1960 US/CAN)
Secret Of Love

PHILIPS INTERNATIONAL 6336 256/MERCURY 6463 086 [LP] – V/A: LOUISIANA ROCK’N’ROLL – THE OTHER SONG OF THE SOUTH (1975 UK)
Secret Of Love / Please Accept My Love / Cool Down Baby

ACE/VIVID SOUND VS-1013 [LP] – V/A: ACE OF NEW ORLEANS SOUND (1979 JPN)
Shed So Many Tears / Roll On Train

RED PEPPER RP 702 [LP] – V/A: LOUISIANA R’N’B FROM LANOR RECORDS (1982 UK)
Life Problem / Sick And Tired / Don’t Touch Me Baby / Humpty Dumpty Heart / The Crawl (Part 1) / Shed So Many Tears (Capitol version) / (Sorry) I’m Gonna Have To Pass

ACE CH 113 [LP] – V/A: ACE STORY, VOLUME 5 (1984 UK)
Roll On Train
– lp reissue: Ace 2035, 1994 US / cd reissues: Ace 2035, 1994 US / Ace CDCHD 1351, 2012 UK [extended edition] –

ROCK & COUNTRY R&C 1019 [LP] – V/A: VIN ROCK AND ROLL (1985 SWE)
Shed So Many Tears

CHARLY/GOLDBAND GCL 111 [LP] – V/A: BAYOU RHYTHM AND BLUES SHUFFLE (1987 UK)
Catch That Train (Roll On Train) (prev. unissued)

CHARLY/GOLDBAND GCL 116 [LP] – V/A: ALLIGATOR SWING – GOLDBAND RECORD COMPANY, LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA (1987 UK)
I Love You

CHARLY/GOLDBAND GCL 119 [LP] – V/A: BAYOU RHYTHM AND BLUES SHUFFLE, VOL. 2 (1988 UK)
Catch That Train (Roll On Train) (prev. unissued alt. piano take) / If I Don’t See You (prev. unissued)

CHARLY/GOLDBAND GCL 120 [LP] – V/A: BAYOU RHYTHM AND BLUES SHUFFLE, VOL. 3 (1988 UK)
Shed So Many Tears / You Went Away And Left Me (prev. unissued)

KRAZY KAT KK 7447 [LP] – V/A: FRENCH ROCKIN’ BOOGIE (1988 UK)
The Crawl (Part 2)

GREEN LINE CD5VIN05 [5-CD] – V/A: RHYTHM N’ BLUES GEMS (1989 UK)
I Love You

FLAME 015 [LP] – V/A: DESPERATE ROCK’N’ROLL, VOLUME 15 (1992 UK)
Cool Down Baby

ACE CDCHD 424 [CD] – V/A: EDDIE’S HOUSE OF HITS – THE STORY OF GOLDBAND RECORDS (1992 UK)
Secret Of Love

ACE CDCHD 427 [CD] – V/A: BAYOU BLUES BLASTERS (1993 UK/US)
Highway Back Home (= Don’t Touch Me Baby) / Too Tired (For Anything) (prev. unissued)
– US edition: Goldband CD-744, 1993 –

STOMPIN’ ST 110 [LP] – V/A: STOMPIN’, VOLUME TEN (1993 UK)
I Love You

BIG TONE BT 5704 [CD] – V/A: MERCURY ROCKABILLIES – LOUISIANA ROCK’N’ROLL (1993 UK)
Cool Down Baby / Secret Of Love

COLLECTABLES COL-CD-5087 [CD] – V/A: THE GOLDBAND BLUES COLLECTION, PART 1 (1994 US)
I Love You / Want A Come Back Home / Catch That Train (Roll On Train) (alt. take)

COLLECTABLES COL-CD-5088 [CD] – V/A: THE GOLDBAND BLUES COLLECTION, PART 2 (1994 US)
Keep Wanting Your Love (prev. unissued)

ACE CDCHD 491 [CD] – V/A: LOUISIANA ROCKERS (1994 UK)
I Love You / Catch That Train (Roll On Train) (alt. take)

ZANE ZNCD 1009 [CD] – V/A: THE LANOR RECORDS STORY 1960-1992 (1995 UK)
Life Problem

WESTSIDE WESA 809 [CD] – V/A: THE VIN STORY – NEW ORLEANS ROCK’N’ROLL, R&B AND BLUES 1958-1961 (2000 UK)
Shed So Many Tears / Roll On Train

STOMPIN’ ST 308 [CD] – V/A: STOMPIN’ 8 (2001 UK)
I Love You

PAST PERFECT 220240-325 [15-CD] – V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES GOES ROCK & ROLL, VOLUME 1 (2002 GER)
I Love You

BLAKEY GR011 [LP] – V/A: GREASY ROCK’N’ROLL, VOLUME ELEVEN (2002? UK)
I Love You

MEMBRAN MUSIC LTD./DOCUMENTS 223007-321 [10-CD] – V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES – ORIGINAL MASTERS (2005 GER)
I Love You

MARDI GRAS MG 1104 [CD] – V/A: THE BEST OF SWAMP POP CLASSICS (2006 US)
Life Problem / Bye Bye Little Angel

BLAKEY/GREASY GRCD911 [CD] – V/A: THE BEST OF GREASY ROCK’N’ROLL, VOLUMES 9 & 11 (200? UK)
I Love You

BIG TONE BTCD 6000 [CD] – V/A: MERCURY ROCK’N’ROLL (200?)
Cool Down Baby

PAN AMERICAN RECORDINGS P-A-R 1956032 [CD] – V/A: COOL DOWN BABY (200? SWI)
Cool Down Baby

FLORIDITA FRCD07 [CD] – V/A: GRANDPA’S GULLY ROCK, VOL. 2 (200?)
Sick And Tired

GREAT VOICES OF THE CENTURY GVC 2033 [2-CD] – V/A: ON BENDED KNEE – THE BIRTH OF SWAMP POP (200? UK)
Shed So Many Tears / Want A Come Back Home / Secret Of Love

FUEL 2000 RECORDS 302 061 915 2 [2-CD] – V/A: THE ACE RECORDS BLUES STORY (2012 US)
Shed So Many Tears / Roll On Train

FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVDV203 [2-LP]/FVDD203 [2-CD] – V/A: SOUL CITY NEW ORLEANS – BIG EASY GEMS FROM THE DAWN OF SOUL MUSIC (2014 UK)
Life Problem / Sick And Tired

FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVTD196 [3-CD] – V/A: AMERICAN MUSIC LIBRARY – THE HITS OF 1960 (2014 UK)
Secret Of Love

JASMINE JASCD 902 [CD] – V/A: CHILLS & FEVER – 30 ONE HIT WONDERS – US RHYTHM & BLUES (2014 UK)
Secret Of Love

JSP JSP77180 [4-CD] – V/A: LOUISIANA SWAMP BLUES (2014 UK)
Catch That Train / If I Don’t See You

ACE CDCHD 1471 [CD] – V/A: BLUESIN’ BY THE BAYOU – I’M NOT JIVING (2016 UK)
I Want To Talk To You (Baby) / Prove Me Guilty

JASMINE JASCD 942 [CD] – V/A: PLEASE RELEASE ME – THE SOULFUL SIDE OF COUNTRY (2016 UK)
Secret Of Love

THINK! THCD-537 [CD] – V/A: DO THE BLUES 45S! VOL. 2 – THE ULTIMATE BLUES 45S COLLECTION (2017 JPN)
Roll On Train

JASMINE JASCD 968 [CD] – V/A: SWAMP POP – SEA OF LOVE: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION 1955-1962 (2017 UK)
Shed So Many Tears / Secret Of Love / Please Accept My Love

HISTORY OF SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES RANDB052 [4-CD] – V/A: NEW ORLEANS SOUL 1962-1966 (2018 UK)
(Sorry) I’m Gonna Have To Pass

KOKO MOJO KMCD 59 [CD] – V/A: BOSS BLACK ROCKERS, VOL. 10: EENY MEENY MINIE MOE (2021 GER)
I Love You

KOKO MOJO KMCD 63 [CD] – V/A: YOU CAN FLY HIGH – SOUTHERN BRED, VOL. 13 – LOUISIANA & NEW ORLEANS R&B ROCKERS (2021 GER)
I Love You

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© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Jarmo Hoppula

Published sources: Blues Records 1943 To 1970 Volume One (Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven, 1987) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006) | Blues News 6/2007 (article by Jarmo Hoppula)

Online sources: http://www.recordmaster.com | http://www.ebay.com | http://www.gemm.com | http://www.lanorrecords.com/LANORS45NEWPAGE.html | http://www.mardigrasrecords.com | http://souldetective.blogspot.com/2006/05/envelope-please.html | https://www.discogs.com/artist/1569899-Elton-Anderson | https://www.45cat.com/artist/elton-anderson

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

Revised on October 24, 2021

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