Roddy Jackson


SINGLES

SPECIALTY 623 (78/45 rpm) – RODDY JACKSON
Love At First Sight / I’ve Got My Sights On Someone New (1/1958 US)
(Note: available as an identical 45 rpm repro edition)

LONDON 9-5.010 – RODDY JACKSON
Love At First Sight / I’ve Got My Sights On Someone New (1958 BEL)

SPECIALTY 649 – RODDY JACKSON AND HIS BAND
Hiccups / Moose On The Loose (10/1958 US)
(Note: available as an identical 45 rpm repro edition)

SPECIALTY 666 – RODDY JACKSON
Any Old Town / Gloria (5/1959 US)

ROGUE RR-713 – RODDY AND RONSON
(feat. Roddy Jackson & Diana Ronson)
Michael, Michael, I Wanna Ride Your Motorcycle / I’ve Talked ‘Til I’m Blue In The Face Blues (1988 US)

SPECIALTY RJ001 (reissue) – RODDY JACKSON
I Love Her Just The Same / I Found A New Girl (2021 UK)

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COLLECTIONS

ACE CDCHD 1161 [CD] – CENTRAL ALLEY FIREBALL (2007 UK)
I Love Her Just The Same (prev. unissued 4/1958 demo with The Blue Notes) / Hiccups / I’ve Got My Sights On Someone New / Any Old Town / Juke Box Baby (prev. unissued 4/1958 demo with The Blue Notes) / Love At First Sight / Until The End Of Time (prev. unissued 4/1958 demo with The Blue Notes) / There’s A Moose On The Loose / Gloria / I Found A New Girl / Cherry Pie (prev. unissued 4/1958 demo with The Blue Notes) / Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On (prev. unissued late 1957 Specialty demo, poss. with The Blue Notes) / Lend Me Your Comb (prev. unissued fragment of 12/1957 Specialty recording) / I’ve Got My Sights On Someone New (prev. unissued alt. take of 12/1957 Specialty recording) / She Said Yeah (prev. unissued Specialty demo recording) / Johnny’s Last Ride (prev. unissued Specialty demo recording)

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COMPILATIONS

SPECIALTY SPS 2114 [LP]/SPC 2114 [CS] – V/A: DOO WOP (1968 US)
Moose On The Loose
– lp reissues: Sonet-Specialty SNTF 5016, 1973 UK / Specialty SPS 2114, 19?? US / Image ILP 4933, 19?? AUS –

SPECIALTY 2 C 062-95478 [LP] – V/A: ROCK N’ ROLL MUSEUM, VOL. 4 – SPECIALTY ORIGINALS (1974 FRA)
Moose On The Loose

A COLUMBIA MUSICAL TREASURY 4P 6330 [4-LP] – V/A: KOOKIE KLASSICS (1975 US)
Hiccups

SPECIALTY SNTF 5029 [LP] – V/A: SPECIALTY – LEGENDARY MISSING MASTERS (1983 UK)
I’Ve Got My Sights On Someone New

MKS MK 84124 [7″ EP] (p/s) – V/A: ROCK PRETTY BABY! MUSIC FROM THE SOUNDTRACK OF THE FILM (1985 GER)
I’Ve Got My Sights On Someone New

ACE CH 175 [LP] – V/A: ROCK’N’ROLL PARTY, VOL. SIX (1985 UK)
I’ve Got My Sights On Someone New / Hiccups

ACE CH 221 [LP] – V/A: ROCK’N’ROLL PARTY, VOLUME SEVEN (1987 UK)
I Found A New Girl (prev. unissued 3/1959 Specialty recording)

REQUEST RRLP001 [LP]/R.R.C. 001 [CS] – V/A: 20 GREAT HITS I’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER, VOLUME 1 (19?? BENELUX)
Hiccups

MAVERICK 002 [7″ EP) (p/s) – V/A: JIVE! JIVE! JIVE! VOL. 002 (19??)
I’ve Got My Sights On Someone New

ACE CDCH 291 [CD] – V/A: SPECIALTY ROCK’N’ROLL (1990 UK)
Moose On The Loose / Hiccups

ACE CDCHD 574/SPECIALTY SPCD-7059-2 [CD] – V/A: THE ROCK’N’ROLL FEVER! THE WILDEST FROM SPECIALTY (1994 UK/US)
Moose On The Loose / I’ve Got My Sights On Someone New / Hiccups

SPECIALTY 5SPCD-4412-2 [5-CD] – V/A: THE SPECIALTY STORY (1994 US)
Moose On The Loose

WWDW NUMMER 104 [CD] – V/A: WILD FAST AND MOVIN’ (1997 GER)
I’ve Got My Sights on Someone New

BLAZON 2002 [CD] – V/A: SIZZLING HILLBILLY, VOL. 2 (200? US)
Hiccups

ALLEY MUSIC AMCD-002 [CD] – V/A: SWING, JIVE & STROLL (200? US)
I’ve Got My Sights On Someone New

FED 07 [CD] – V/A: THE FED STORY, VOL. 7 (200? NOR)
I’ve Got My Sights On Someone New

RRDP 01 [CD] – V/A: ROCK AND ROLL DANCE PARTY, VOL. 1 (200?)
I’ve Got My Sights On Someone New

PAN AMERICAN RECORDINGS P-A-R 1956018 [CD] – V/A: LOVE SLAVE (2008 SWI)
Moose On The Loose

PAN AMERICAN RECORDINGS P-A-R 1956023 [CD] – V/A: LOVE, SWEET LOVE (2008 SWI)
Hiccups

MUSIC MELON MMLTDBOX10 [4-CD] – V/A: RADIO RADIO: THEME TIME RADIO HOUR, VOLUME 4 (2010 EU)
There’s A Moose On The Loose

YO LA TENGO # [CDR] – V/A: IRA – YO LA TENGO HANUKKAH 2010 (2010 US)
There’s A Moose On The Loose

ONE DAY MUSIC DAY2CD178 [2-CD] – V/A: RIP IT UP – THE SPECIALTY STORY (2012 UK)
Hiccups

ONE DAY MUSIC DAY3CD037 [3-CD] – V/A: DIZZY MISS LIZZY – THE SPECIALTY STORY 1954-1960 (2013 UK)
I’ve Got My Sights On Someone New

RHYTHM BOMB 2405 [CD] – V/A: ROCKABILLY RULED UK, VOL. 5 (2013 GER)
Hiccups

THE INTENSE MEDIA 600025 [40-CD] – V/A: ROCK-A-BILLY DYNAMITE (2013 EU)
Hiccups

FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVTD059 [3-CD] – V/A: SAVVY SUGAR – THE PURE ESSENCE OF WEST COAST ROCK & ROLL (2010 UK)
I’ve Got My Sights On Someone New
– 2-lp reissue: Fantastic Voyage FVDV059, 2015 UK –
ATOMICAT ACCD064 [CD] – V/A: HOODLUM’S WILDEST WINGDING! (2020 EU)
Hiccups
JUKEBOX MUSIC FACTORY VID 24 [LP+CD] – V/A: SHAKE-O-RAMA, VOL. 4 (2021 FRA)
Hiccups

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RELATED RECORDINS: THE MERCED BLUE NOTES / SINGLES

MERCED 1001 – MERCED BLUE NOTES
The First Thing / The Other Thing (7/1960 US)

MERCED 1002 – KEN CRAIG WITH MERCED BLUE NOTES
One Of These Days / Top Of The Bluff (7/1960 US)

BURGESS BUS 1051 (p/s) – THE MERCED BLUE NOTES
Rufus / Your Tender Lips (1961 US)

ACCENT AC 1069 (black/black & red label) – MERCED BLUE NOTES
Rufus / Your Tender Lips (7/1961 US)

TRI-PHI TP-1011 (promo) – THE MERCED BLUE NOTES
Midnite Session (Part I) / Midnite Session (Part II) (7/1962 US)

TRI-PHI TP-1011 – THE MERCED BLUE NOTES
Midnite Session (Part I) / Midnite Session (Part II) (7/1962 US)

TRI-PHI TP-1023 – MERCED BLUE NOTES
Whole Lotta Nothing / Fragile (4/1963 US)

GALAXY 738 (white label promo) – THE MERCED BLUE NOTES
Rufus, Jr. / Thompin’ (9/1965 US)

GALAXY 738 – THE MERCED BLUE NOTES
Rufus, Jr. / Thompin’ (9/1965 US)

GALAXY 744 (dark green label promo) – THE MERCED BLUE NOTES
Mama Rufus / Bad, Bad Whiskey (1/1966 US)

GALAXY 744 – THE MERCED BLUE NOTES
Mama Rufus / Bad, Bad Whiskey (1/1966 US)

MAMMOTH 5331 – MERCED BLUE NOTES (a) / MERCED BLUE NOTES, VOCAL KEN CRAIG (b)
Rufus Jr / Do The Pig (1965 US)

SOUL S 35007 – THE MERCED BLUE NOTES
Do The Pig / Thompin’ (12/1964 US)

KENT SELECT CITY 051 (reissue) – THE MERCED BLUE NOTES
Sundown / Whole Lotta Something (3/2019 UK)


Note: The Merced Blue Notes (originally The Blue Notes) was a mixed rhythm’n’blues group from Merced, California led by Roddy Jackson before his Specialty Records solo signment in 1957. Their later recordings (without Jackson’s involvement) usually featured Kenny Craig as lead singer and guitarist. Other regular members of the band included Robert Hunt (organ), Bill Robertson (saxophone), Gilbert Fraire (bass) and Carl Mays (drums).

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RELATED RECORDINS: THE MERCED BLUE NOTES / COLLECTIONS & COMPILATIONS

FANTASY FT 563/0C 062-63 117 [LP] – V/A: ALL NIGHT LONG THEY PLAY THE BLUES – AN ANTHOLOGY OF WEST COAST BLUES (1979 UK)
Mama Rufus

EMA 224 238 [LP] – V/A: “OLDIES” SERIES, VOL. 1 (19?? BEL)
Thompin’

RECHERCHÉ RR-1963 [LP] – MERCED BLUE NOTES: MUSIC WITH A BEAT THAT WON’T STOP (1984 US)
I’ve Got A Right To Love My Baby / You’re Drivin’ Me Crazy / Keynote / Sundown / Blues For Baby / Woofin’, Part I / Country Blues / Woofin’, Part II / Love, Love, Love / Cogitatin’ / My Heart’s Never Been Broken / After Tonite / You Went Away / The Blue Note Theme
(1960-1963 recordings feat. Ken Craig:vcl/gtr, Bill Robertson:sax, Bobby Hunt:keys/vcl [on Country Blues], Gilbert Fraire:bs, Carl Mays:dms + George Coolures:tamb)

PHANTOM PRS-1004 [LP] – V/A: SOUNDS OF THE SIXTIES SAN FRANCISCO – PART 1 (1985 GER)
Rufus Jr.

KENT 085 [LP] – V/A: BLACK MUSIC IS OUR BUSINESS (1988 UK)
Thompin’

VIP VOP VIP VOP 1 [LP] – V/A: FORBIDDEN CITY DOG FOOD (19?? AUS)
Do The Pig

ACE CDCHD 516/SPECIALTY SPCD-7057-2 [CD] – V/A: BAD, BAD WHISKEY (THE GALAXY MASTERS) (1993 UK/US)
Rufus Jr. / Mama Rufus / Bad, Bad Whiskey

KENT CDKEND 139 [CD] – V/A: MOD JAZZ (1996 UK)
Mama Rufus

SENSATERIA SENSA LP1 [LP] – V/A: DISCOTHEQUE, VOLUME ONE (19??)
Mama Rufus

LOST JUKEBOX # [CDR] (unofficial release) – V/A: LOST JUKEBOX, VOL. 92 (200? US)
Mama Rufus

LOST JUKEBOX # [CDR] (unofficial release) – V/A: LOST JUKEBOX, VOL. 114 (200? US)
Bad, Bad Whiskey

BAR BAR-152 [CD] – V/A: POPCORN CRAZY INSTRUMENTAL, VOLUME 2 (200? BEL)
Thompin’

TOTO SG01 [CD] – V/A: SOUL GROOVE, VOL. 1 (200? BEL)
Do The Pig

P-VINE PCD-3887 [CD] – V/A: MO’ FUNKY BLUES – NEW STANDARDS (2000 JPN)
Bad, Bad Whiskey

ACE CDCHD 1026 [CD] – THE MERCED BLUE NOTES: GET YOUR KICKS ON ROUTE 99 (2004 UK)
Whole Lotta Nothing / Greyhound / Bad, Bad Whiskey / Do The Pig / I’ve Got A Right To Love My Baby / Mama Rufus / You’re Driving Me Crazy / Rufus / Midnite Session (Parts 1 & 2) / Skippy / Too Much / Thompin’ / Soul Sister / Sundown / Your Tender Lips / Fragile / Willie Mae / Rufus Jr / Finger Licking / Head Bad / When The Guitar Rings / Love Love Love / Watermelon Man / Jump / Bad, Bad Whiskey / Whole Lotta Something

KENT DANCE CDKEND300 [CD] – V/A: FURTHER ADVENTURES OF MOD JAZZ (2008 UK)
Whole Lotta Something

DEE JAY PRODUCTIONS # [CDR] – V/A: SHAKE! SHOUT! SKANK & JERK! WITH… THE NITTY GRITTY! (2008 UK)
ou’re Driving Me Crazy

JASMINE JASCD 218 [2-CD] – V/A: A FAMILY AFFAIR – MOTOR CITY ROOTS (2013 UK)
Midnight Sesssion (Part 1)

HISTORY OF SOUL SOUL012 [2-CD] – V/A: INSTRUMENTALS SOUL-STYLE (2015 UK)
Whole Lotta Nothin’

HISTORY OF SOUL SOUL023 [2-CD] – V/A: THE MOTOR CITY SCRAP BOOK – DETROIT SOUL 1960-1963 (2015 UK)
Midnight Session (Part 1)

HALLMARK MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT 716552 [CD] – V/A: THE COMPLETE TRI-PHI RECORDS SINGLES, VOLUME 1 (2016 UK)
Midnite Session (Parts 1 & 2)

KENT DANCE KENT 505 [LP] – V/A: MODERNISTS (MODERNISM’S SHARPEST CUTS) (2017 UK)
Sundown

HALLMARK MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT 716762 [CD] – V/A: THE COMPLETE TRI-PHI RECORDS SINGLES, VOLUME 2 (2017 UK)
Whole Lotta Nothing / Fragile

RHYTHM & BLUES RANDB044 [2-CD] – V/A: MIGHTY INSTRUMENTALS R&B STYLE 1962 (2017 UK)
Jump

TUTMAN SHEECD001 [CD] – V/A: GRAVEYARD TRAMPS EAT THE FORBIDDEN CITY DOG FOOD (2017 SPA)
Do The Pig
– 2×10″ lp reissue: Stag-O-Lee STAG-O-122, 2018 GER –

WFMU # [2-CDR] – V/A: MAKE YOUR OWN KIND OF MUSIC! (2018 US/CAN)
Bad, Bad Whiskey

RHYTHM & BLUES RANDB053 [4-CD] – V/A: MIGHTY INSTRUMENTALS R&B STYLE 1963-1964 (2019 UK)
Whole Lotta Nothin’

HISTORY OF SOUL SOUL012-2 [2-CDR] – V/A: INSTRUMENTALS SOUL-STYLE 1 (2021 UK)
Whole Lotta Nothin’

KENT CDKEND 500 [CD] – V/A: MODERNITY (2021 UK)
Sundown

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© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: Ace CDCHD 1161 (cd liner notes by Roddy Jackson & Alec Palao, 2007)

Online sources: http://www.allmusic.com | http://www.ebay.com | http://www.discogs.com/artist/Roddy+Jackson | http://rcs-discography.com/rcs/csrch.php?type=artist&key=Jackson,%20Roddy | https://mercedmusic.wordpress.com/roddy-jackson/ | http://www.allmusic.com/artist/roddy-jackson-p154555 | http://www.rocky-52.net/chanteursj/jackson_roddy.htm | http://www.rockabilly.nl/references/messages/roddy_jackson.htm | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roddy_Jackson | https://rateyourmusic.com/artist/roddy_jackson | http://www.popsike.com | http://soulfuldetroit.com/archives/2/12585.html?1097157953 | http://www.cduniverse.com | http://www.discogs.com/artist/Merced+Blue+Notes%2C+The | https://rateyourmusic.com/artist/the_merced_blue_notes | http://www.seabear.se/Tri-Phi.html | https://www.45cat.com/artist/roddy-jackson-and-his-band | https://www.45cat.com/artist/the-merced-blue-notes | http://soul-in-groove.eklablog.com/the-merced-blue-notes-c25344212

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

Revised on August 26, 2021

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