Leroy Washington

Real name: Leroy Washington
Born: March 1, 1932, Palmetto, Louisiana
Died: June 29, 1966, Oakdale, Louisiana

 


SINGLES

EXCELLO 45-2144 (white & blue label promo, 45 rpm) – LEROY WASHINGTON
Wild Cherry / Be Kind (10/1958 US)

EXCELLO 2144 (78 rpm)/45-2144 (45 rpm) – LEROY WASHINGTON
Wild Cherry / Be Kind (10/1958 US)
(Note: also available as an identical US 45 rpm repro edition)

REO 8299X – LEROY WASHINGTON
Wild Cherry / Be Kind (11/1958 CAN)

EXCELLO 45-2161 – LEROY WASHINGTON
Gimmie My Rights (When I’m Not Wrong) / My Chinatown Gal (7/1959 US)

ROCKO 45-514 – LEROY WASHINGTON
Darling, It Takes You / Hello Baby, What You Know (1959 US)

EXCELLO 45-2172 (white & blue label promo) – LEROY WASHINGTON
Why Should I Cry / My True Life (2/1960 US)

EXCELLO 45-2172 – LEROY WASHINGTON
Why Should I Cry / My True Life (2/1960 US)

ZYNN 1016 – LEROY WASHINGTON
This Little Girl Of Mine / Everyday (2/1961 US)

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COLLECTIONS

FLYRIGHT FLY LP 574 [LP] – WILD CHERRY – THE LEGENDARY JAY MILLER SESSIONS, VOLUME 25 (1981 UK)
Sittin’ Here Cryin’ (prev. unissued 1958 recording) / Don’t Blame It On Me Mama (prev. unissued 1959 recording) / Women Are Trouble (prev. unissued 1959 recording) / I Don’t Want Your Money (prev. unissued 1959 recording) / I’ve Been To This Prison (prev. unissued 1957 recording) / Hello Stranger (prev. unissued 1959 recording) / Hello Operator (prev. unissued 1959 recording) / You Can’t Trust Nobody / Baby Please Come Home (prev. unissued 1959 recording) / Every Day / Wild Cherry (prev. unissued alt. take of 1958 recording) / Long Hair, Knock Knees & Bow Legs (prev. unissued 1959 recording)

FLYRIGHT FLY CD 50 [CD] – WILD CHERRY – ORIGINAL J.D. MILLER RECORDINGS (1992 UK)
Sittin’ Here Thinkin’ / Don’t Blame It On Me Mama / Women Are Trouble / I Don’t Want Your Money / I’ve Been In This Prison / Hello Stranger / Hello Operator / Baby Please Come Home / Wild Cherry / Everyday / Hello Baby
(+ 10 additional tracks by Blue Charlie, Mr. Calhoun, Mr. Mojo, Jake Jackson and Clarence Locksley)

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COMPILATIONS

STATESIDE SL 10068 [LP] – V/A: AUTHENTIC R&B (1964 UK)
Wild Cherry
– lp reissue: Tasty TASTY 001, 19?? UK [unofficial release] / cd reissue: Ace CDCHD 492, 1993 UK [with bonus tracks] –

PYTHON PWBC-1 [LP] – V/A: POST-WAR BLUES COLLECTOR SERIES, VOLUME 1 (19?? UK)
Everyday

FLYRIGHT LP 518 [LP] – V/A: ROOSTER CROWED FOR DAY – THE LEGENDARY JAY MILLER SESSIONS, VOL. 3 (1977 UK)
Prison Blues (prev. unissued 1959 recording)

FLYRIGHT FLY 606 [LP] – V/A: ROCK ME ALL NIGHT LONG (UNISSUED 1950’S R&B FROM LOUISIANA) – THE LEGENDARY JAY MILLER SESSIONS, VOL. 41 (1985 UK)
Love Me Now Or Never (prev. unissued c. 1960 Zynn recording) / Hello Baby (prev. unissued take of c. 1959 Rocko recording Hello Baby What You Know)

FLYRIGHT FLY 608 [LP] – V/A: THE GREAT JAY MILLER STUDIO BAND FEATURING LIONEL PREVOST, KATIE WEBSTER & WARREN STORM 1961-63 (IT’S YOUR VOODOO WORKING) – THE LEGENDARY JAY MILLER SESSIONS, VOL. 43 (1985 UK)
This Little Girl Of Mine

FLYRIGHT FLYCD 09 [CD] – V/A: LOUISIANA SWAMP BLUES (1989 UK)
Wild Cherry

RHINO R2 70896 [CD]/R4 70896 [CS] – V/A: THE BEST OF EXCELLO RECORDS, VOL. 1 – SOUND OF THE SWAMP (1990 US)
Wild Cherry

FLYRIGHT FLY CD 42 [CD] – V/A: LOUISIAN R’NB (1991 UK/FRA)
Long Hair Knock Knees And Bow Legs

ACE CDCHD 492 [CD] – V/A: AUTHENTIC EXCELLO R&B (1993 UK)
Wild Cherry
(extended reissue of Stateside lp)

EXCELLO XCELL 001 [7″ EP] (promo) – V/A: EXCELLO ROCKERS (1994 UK)
Wild Cherry

AVI/EXCELLO CD 3001 [CD] – V/A: THE BEST OF EXCELLO RECORDS (1994 US)
Wild Cherry
– reissue: Avi/Excello CD 4203, 1997 US –

AVI/EXCELLO CD 3008 [CD] – V/A: DARK CLOUDS ROLLIN’ – EXCELLO SWAMP BLUES CLASSICS (1995 US)
Wild Cherry
– reissue: Avi/Excello CD 4210, 1997 US –

ACI/EXCELLO 4203 [CD] – V/A: THE BEST OF EXCELLO RECORDS (1997 US)
Wild Cherry

HIP-O HIPD-40071 [CD] – V/A: HOUSE ROCKIN’ & HIP SHAKIN’ – THE BEST OF EXCELLO BLUES (1997 US)
Wild Cherry / My True Life

ACE CDCHD 678 [CD] – V/A: GENUINE EXCELLO R&B (1998 UK)
Be Kind / Bow Legged, Knock Kneed And Big Eyed (prev. unissued 5/1959 recording) / Hello Stranger

ACE CDCHD 686 [CD] – V/A: LOCATED IN THE RECORD CENTER OF THE SOUTH (1998 UK)
My Chinatown Gal / My True Life

HIP-O HIPD-40108 [CD] – V/A: HOUSE ROCKIN’ & HIP SHAKIN’, VOLUME 2 – LOUISIANA HOODOO PARTY (1998 US)
Wild Cherry / My True Life

HIP-O HIPD-40131 [CD] – V/A: HOUSE ROCKIN’ & HIP SHAKIN’, VOLUME 3 – KILLER SWAMP BLUES (1998 US)
Give Me My Rights (When I’m Not Wrong)

HIP-O HIPD-40156 [CD] – V/A: EXCELLO STORY, VOLUME 3 – 1957-1961 (1999 US)
Wild Cherry

FLORIDITA FRC07 [CD] – V/A: GRANDPA’S GULLY ROCK, VOL. 2 (200?)
Hello Baby

ACE CDCHD 1368 [CD] – BLUESIN’ BY THE BAYOU (2013 UK)
Lost Love Letter Blues

JSP JSP77180 [4-CD] – LOUISIANA SWAMP BLUES (2014 UK)
My True Life / Be Kind / Wild Cherry

ACE CDCHD 1388 [CD] – RHYTHM’N’BLUESIN’ BY THE BAYOU – ROMPIN’ & STOMPIN’ (2014 UK)
Learn To Treat Me Better / You Can’t Trust Nobody

FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVTD199 [3-CD] – DEEP FEELING – 75 MASTERPIECES BY 31 BLUES GUITAR HEROES (2014 UK)
I’ve Been To This Prison

ACE CDCHD 1422 [CD] – RHYTHM’N’BLUESIN’ BY THE BAYOU – MAD DOGS, SWEET DADDIES & PRETTY BABIES (2015 UK)
Sally Lou / Hello Baby, What You Know / Baby Please Come Home

SIN-SEER SIN001LP [LP] – KILLER DILLER – BLACK ROCKERS, VOL. 1 (2016)
Wild Cherry

MINIGROOVE EXCELLO 10″LP 004 [10″ LP] – LET’S ALL GO TO THE EXCELLO ROCKIN’ PARTY (2016 FRA)
Wild Cherry

ACE CDCHD 1478 [CD] – RHYTHM’N’BLUESIN’ BY THE BAYOU – NIGHTS OF SIN, DORTY DEALS AND LOVE SICK SOULS (2016 UK)
Wild Cherry

NOT NOW MUSIC NOT2CD622 [2-CD] – LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL (2016 UK)
Wild Cherry

METRO SELECT METRSL150 [2-CD] – CALLING ALL MODS – MOD SOUL, BLUES AND SKA ANTHEMS (2017 EU)
Wild Cherry

ACE CDCHD 1506 [cD] – BLUESIN’ BY THE BAYOU – AIN’T BROKE, AIN’T HUNGRY (2017 UK)
I’ve Been In This Prison

KOKO MOJO KMCD 63 [CD] – YOU CAN FLY HIGH – SOUTHERN BRED, VOL. 13 – LOUISIANA & NEW ORLEANS R&B ROCKERS (2021 EU)
Wild Cherry

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© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: Blues Records 1943-1970 Volume Two (Mike Leadbitter-Leslie Fancourt-Paul Pelletier, 1994) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006)

Online sources: http://www.allmusic.com | http://www.ebay.com | http://www.wirz.de/music/flyrifrm.htm | http://www.globaldogproductions.info | https://www.discogs.com/artist/1807521-Leroy-Washington-2 | http://www.45cat.com/artist/leroy-washington | https://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/artist/leroy-washington

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

Revised on July 11, 2021

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