Stacy Johnson / The Sharpees

Real name: Stacy Johnson
Born: April 13, 1945, St. Louis. Louisiana
Died: May 11, 2017, St. Louis. Louisiana

 


SINGLES

TEEK 4824-1/4824-2 – LITTLE HERBERT & THE ARABIANS
Bouncing Ball / Condition Your Heart (1961 US)

MEL-O 101 – LITTLE MISS JESSIE (a) / BENNY SHARP & HIS BAND (b)
My Baby Has Gone / St. Louis Sunset Twist (instr.) (1961 US)
(Note: also available as an identical 2010 UK repro edition)

SONJA 2002 – VERNON & STACY (WITH IKE & TINA REVUE)
The Hunter And The Rabbit / My Life Time Love (1963 US)

SONY 113 (white label styrene promo) – STACY JOHNSON
Don’t Believe ‘Em / Remove My Doubts (1963 US)

SONY 113 – STACY JOHNSON
Don’t Believe ‘Em / Remove My Doubts (1963 US)

MODERN 1001 – STACY JOHNSON
Don’t Believe Him / Consider Yourself (12/1964 US)

ONE-DERFUL! 4835 (white label promo) – THE SHARPEES [both sides without Stacy Johnson]
Do The 45″ / Make Up Your Mind (1965 US)

ONE-DERFUL! 4835 – THE SHARPEES [both sides without Stacy Johnson]
Do The 45″ / Make Up Your Mind (1965 US)

ONE-DERFUL! 4839 – SHARPEES
Tired Of Being Lonely / Just To Please You (1965 US)

QUALITY 1798X – SHARPEES
Tired Of Being Lonely / Just To Please You (1965 CAN)

ONE-DERFUL! 4843 (white label promo) – THE SHARPEES [b-side without Stacy Johnson]
I’ve Got A Secret / Make Up Your Mind (1965 US)

ONE-DERFUL! 4843 – THE SHARPEES [b-side without Stacy Johnson]
I’ve Got A Secret / Make Up Your Mind (1965 US)

STATESIDE SS 495 (white & red “A” label promo) – THE SHARPEES
Tired Of Being Lonely / Just To Please You (3/1966 UK)

STATESIDE SS 495 – THE SHARPEES
Tired Of Being Lonely / Just To Please You (3/1966 UK)

M-PAC! 7230 – STACY JOHNSON
I Stand Alone / Don’t Try To Fool Me (1966 US)

KNOCKOUT K 04 (reissue) – THE SHARPEES [both sides without Stacy Johnson]
Do The 45″ / Make Up Your Mind (1966? US)

ONE-DERFUL! 4845 – THE SHARPEES
The Sock / My Girl Jean (1967 US)

ESSICA 005 – THE SHARPEES
Hug Me Tight / Just To Please You (1967? US)

MIDAS 303 – BENNY SHARP & THE SHARPIES
Music (I Like It) (Part 1) / Music (I Like It) (Part 2) (1969 US)


PRESIDENT PT 389 (yellow & red “A” label promo) – THE SHARPEES [both sides without Stacy Johnson]
Do The 45″ / Make Up Your Mind (1973 UK)

PRESIDENT PT 389 (yellow label, reissue) – THE SHARPEES [both sides without Stacy Johnson]
Do The 45 / Make Up Your Mind (1973 UK)

PRESIDENT PT 399 (yellow label, reissue) – THE SHARPEES
Tired Of Being Lonely / Just To Please You (1973 UK)

ONE-DERFUL! SSR-2003 (reissue) – THE SHARPEES
Take Me To Your Leader / Darkness Of The Night (2014 US)

ONE-DERFUL! SSR-2005 (white label promo, reissue) – THE SHARPEES
Go On And Laugh / Get It Together (2016 US)

ONE-DERFUL! SSR-2005 (reissue) – THE SHARPEES
Go On And Laugh / Get It Together (2016 US)


Note: Little Herbert & The Arabians included Stacy Johnson and “Little” Herbert Reeves.

The Sharpees (also known as The Sharpies), featuring Benny Sharp, Stacy Johnson, Vernon Guy & Horise O’Toole, appeared as background vocalists on Mel-O 101 by Little Miss Jessie (Jessie Smith).

On the debut release, One-Derful! 4835 the group included Herbert Reeves [lead vocals on a-side], Benny Sharp, Horise O’Toole & Vernon Guy [lead vocals on b-side]. The group’s regular line-up on their other One-Derful! and Midas recordings were Herbert Reeves, Benny Sharp, Stacy Johnson & Vernon Guy.

According to http://www.soulfulkindamusic.net/sharpees.htm, the group stayed together while various members were working as solo artists on the road or in the studio, until 1972 when Herbert Reeves was shot and killed. The newly formed Sharpees in 1981 consisted of Vernon Guy, Stacy Johnson, Bobby Williams and Paul Grady.


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COMPILATIONS & GUEST APPEARANCES

KENT KST 514/KLMP 5014 [LP] – IKE & TINA TURNER REVUE: LIVE (1965 US)
Stacy Johnson: Drown In My Own Tears
– UK edition: Ember EMB 3368, 1966 / Dutch edition: Soul Sound 30.564, 1966 / lp reissues: “Please, Please, Please – Ike & Tina Turner Revue Live”, Kent KST-550, 1970 US / “Ike & Tina Turner Revue”, New World NW 6006, 1972 UK / “Ike & Tina Turner Revue”, Seabird 63 506, 19?? FRA / “Live”, Bellaphon BI 15177, 19?? GER / “Revue Live – Please, Please, Please”, United US-7765, 19?? US / “Revue Live”, United US-7735, 19?? US / cd reissues: “Live 1964 & 1967”, P-Vine PCD-3029, 1993 JPN / “Revue Live”, P-Vine PCD-93058, 2007 JPN –

PRESIDENT PTL 1002 [LP] – V/A: THE MAR-V-LUS SOUND OF R&B & SOUL (1967 UK)
The Sharpees: Tired Of Being Alone
– German edition: “The Sound Of Soul”, President 77 473 HT, 1967 / IUsraeli edition: Stateside PTL 1002, 1967 –

ARCTIC A-LP 1003/LPM 1003 [LP] – V/A: DONNY BOOKS (SOUL FINGER) PRESENTS 20 GREAT OLDIES (1967 US)
The Sharpees (without Stacy Johnson): Do The 45″

P-VINE SPECIAL PLP-9005/6 [2-LP] – V/A: CHI-TOWN BLUES & SOUL (1979 JPN)
I Stand Alone

RED LIGHTNIN’ RL 0064 [LP] – V/A: DOWN ON BROADWAY AND MAIN – A DECADE OF BLUES AND R&B IN ST. LOUIS (1988 UK)
Benny Sharp: St. Louis Sunset Twist

RED LIGHTNIN’ RL 0069 [LP] – V/A: CONDITION YOUR HEART – VINTAGE RHYTHM AND BLUES FROM ST. LOUIS (1988 UK)
Little Herbert & The Arabians: Condition Your Heart

SOUL SUPPLY LPD 128 [2-LP] – V/A: THE NORTHERN SOUL STORY 10 (INSTRUMENTALS) (1988 UK)
The Sharpees: Sock

TIMELESS SJP 231/232 [2-LP/CD/CS] – ST. LOUIS KINGS OF RHYTHM: RHYTHM AND BLUES SHOWTIME WITH… (1989 HOL)
Robbie Montgomery & Stacy Johnson: Good Thing / Stacy Johnson: Consider Yourself / Stacy Johnson: Sweet Soul Music / Stacy Johnson: Change Gonna Come / Robbie Montgomery & Stacy Johnson: Respect Yourself
(recorded at Studio 44, Monster, Holland on November 11, 1986, featuring Billy Gayles:vcl/dms, Clayton Love:vcl/pno, Stacy Johnson:vcl, Robbie Montgomery:vcl, Erskine Oglesby:ten.sax, Oliver Sain:alto/ten.sax, Daryl Darden:vcl/gtr, Jimmy Hinds:bs, Keith Hinds:dms)

KENT CDKEND 102 [CD] – IKE & TINA TURNER: THE IKE & TINA TURNER REVUE LIVE!!! (1993 UK)
Stacy Johnson: Drown In My Own Tears

RHINO R2 71819 [CD] – V/A: I LIKE IKE! – THE BEST OF IKE TURNER (1994 US)
Stacy Johnson: Consider Yourself

KENT CDKEND 003 [CD] – V/A: SLOW ‘N’ MOODY, BLACK AND BLUESY (1994 UK)
Stacy Johnson: Consider Yourself
– US edition: Virgin-Pointblank Classic 7243 8 41401 2 0, 1996 –

KENT DANCE CDKEND 119 [CD] – V/A: KENT MODERN’S – SERIES SHADES OF SOUL (1995 UK)
Stacy Johnson: Remove My Doubts

FJ 001 [LP] (unofficial release) – V/A: TELL IT LIKE IT IS! (1995)
Benny Sharp & The Sharpies: Music (I Like It) (Part 2)

TITANIC TR-CD 44205 [CD] – V/A: DEEP SOUL DISCOVERIES, VOL. 5 (1995 ITA)
Stacy Johnson: Remove My Doubts

SEQUEL NEMCD 946 [CD] – V/A: MO BETTA’ – ST. LOUIS R&B 1956-1966 (1997 UK)
Benny Sharp: St. Louis Sunset Twist / Little Miss Jessie: My Baby Has Gone / Little Herbert & The Arabians: Condition Your Heart

KENT CDKEND 119 [CD] – V/A: MODERN’S SERIOUS SHADES OF SOUL (1998 UK)
Stacy Johnson: Remove My Doubts

CHARLY CDNEW 134 [CD] – V/A: WINDY CITY SOUL – RARE SOUL UNCOVERED FROM ONE-DERFUL RECORDS (1998 UK)
The Sharpees (without Stacy Johnson): Do The 45″ / The Sharpees: Tired Of Being Lonely / The Sharpees: I’ve Got A Secret / The Sharpees: Just To Please You

CHARLY CDNEW 136 [CD] – V/A: CHICAGO SOUL CELLAR – RARE SOUL UNCOVERED FROM M-PAC! RECORDS (1998 UK)
Stacy Johnson: I Stand Alone

GOLDMINE SOUL SUPPLY GSCD 102 [CD] – V/A: ONE-DERFUL, MAR-V-LUS, NORTHERN SOUL – 30 RARE DANCERS FROM 60’S CHICAGO (1998 UK)
The Sharpees: Tired Of Being Alone / The Sharpees (without Stacy Johnson): Do The 45″

P-VINE PCD-3060 [CD] – V/A: WEST COAST MODERN BLUES 1960’S (1999 JPN)
Stacy Johnson: Consider Yourself / Stacy Johnson: Don’t Believe Him / Stacy Johnson: Remove My Doubts

BAR 105 [CD] (unofficial release) – V/A: DANCE WITH ME, VOL. 2 (200? BEL)
Stacy Johnson: Remove My Doubts

BEECHWOOD MUSIC ESTCD06 [4-CD] – V/A: SOUL ESSENTIALS (2000 UK)
The Sharpees: Tired Of Being Alone / The Sharpees: Just To Please You

STOMPIN’ ST 303 [CD] – V/A: STOMPIN’ 3 (2001 UK)
Benny Sharp: St. Louis Sunset Twist

GOLDMINE SOUL SUPPLY GSLP 149 [LP] – V/A: FUNK SUPERBOWL (2001 UK)
Bennie Sharp & The Sharpees: Music (I Like It) (Part 1)

SOUNDS OF SOUL SOS 1002 [CD] (unofficial release) – V/A: LOST SOUL TREASURES, VOLUME 1 (2001)
The Sharpees (without Stacy Johnson): Do The 45″

SESSIONS SESHDCD223 [2-CD] – V/A: 60S SOUL SESSIONS (2004 UK)
The Sharpees: Tired Of Being Lonely

FUNKORAMA 197302 LP [LP]/197302 CD [CD] – V/A: HARD TO FIND! VOLUME I (2005 SPA)
Benny Sharp & The Sharpies: Music (I Like It) (Part 1)

GOLDMINE SOUL SUPPLY GSCD 176 [CD] – V/A: TWISTED WHEEL FOREVER (2005 UK)
The Sharpees: Tired Of Being Lonely

SIMPLY/UNION SQUARE MUSIC SIMPLYCD011 [4-CD] – V/A: SIMPLY SOUL (2005 UK)
The Sharpees (without Stacy Johnson): Do The 45″

UNION SQUARE MUSIC SGDCD2006 [2-CD] – V/A: NORTHERN SOUL: THE SOLID GOLD COLLECTION (2005 UK)
The Sharpees (without Stacy Johnson): Do The 45″ / The Sharpees: Just To Please You / The Sharpees: I’ve Got A Secret / The Sharpees: Tired Of Being Lonely

V.O.R. LP 110 [LP] – V/A: CHITOWN BOOGALOO (2006 GER)
The Sharpees (without Stacy Johnson): Do The 45″
– UK cd edition: Goldmine Soul Supply GSCD 157. 2006 UK –

HARMLESS BACK028 [CD] – V/A: MOD LIFE CRISIS – 60’S MOD ANTHEMS FOR THE IN CROWD (2011 UK)
The Sharpees: Tired Of Being Lonely

METRO SELECT METRSL022 [2-CD] – V/A: STOMPERS, FLOATERS AND FLOORSHAKERS (NORTHERN SOUL) (2011 UK)
The Sharpees (without Stacy Johnson): Do The 45″

ACE CDCHD 1329 [CD] – V/A: IKE TURNER STUDIO PRODUCTIONS – NEW ORLEANS AND LOS ANGELES 1963-1965 (2012 UK)
Stacy Johnson: Remove My Doubts / Bobby John with Jimmy Thomas, Stacy Johnson & Vernon Guy: I’m Comin’ Home / Stacy Johnson: Consider Yourself / Stacy Johnson: Don’t Believe Him

CHARLY 645 X [2-CD] – V/A: MOVE WITH THE GROOVE – HARDCORE CHICAGO SOUL 1962-1970 (2012 UK)
The Sharpees (without Stacy Johnson): Do The 45″ / The Sharpees: Tired Of Being Lonely / Stacy Johnson: I Stand Alone

CHARLY 653 X/D 596 [CD] – V/A: THE TWISTED WHEEL (2013 UK)
The Sharpees (without Stacy Johnson): Do The 45″

METRO SOUND & VISION METRSV011 [2-CD] – V/A: NORTHERN SOUL – THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION (2013 UK)
The Sharpees (without Stacy Johnson): Do The 45″

KENT DANCE CDKEND 393 [CD] – V/A: NEW BREED BLUES WITH BLACK POPCORN (2013 UK)
Stacy Johnson: I’m Comin’ Home

SECRET STASH SSR-LP-35.1 [2-LP + 7″]/SSR-CD-35.1 [CD] – V/A: THE ONE-DERFUL! COLLECTION: ONE-DERFUL! RECORDS (2014 US)
The Sharpees: The Sock / The Sharpees: Take Me To Your Leader / The Sharpees (without Stacy Johnson): Do The 45″

SECRET STASH SSR-LP-35.3 [2-LP + 7″]/SSR-CD-35.3 [CD] – V/A: THE ONE-DERFUL! COLLECTION: M-PAC! RECORDS (2015 US)
Stacy Johnson: I Stand Alone / Stacy Johnson: Don’t Try To Fool Me

SECRET STASH SSR-LP-35.5 [2-LP + 7″]/SSR-CD-35.5 [CD] – V/A: THE ONE-DERFUL! COLLECTION: MIDAS RECORDS (2016 US)
Benny Sharp & The Sharpies: Wagon Wheel / Benny Sharp & The Sharpies: Hey People / Benny Sharp & The Sharpies: Music (I Like It) (Part 1)

CHARLY F 841 [CD] – V/A: NORTHERN SOUL WEEKENDER – RUSS WINSTANLEY PRESENTS THE ULTIMATE WEEKENDER (2016 UK)
The Sharpees: Take Me To Your Leader

WFMU # [CDR] – V/A: I SAY NO, NO MORE – 26 SOULFUL CHICAGO OBSCURITIES (2017 US)
The Sharpees: I’ve Got A Secret

CHARLY S 286 [2×7″ EP] – V/A: DO THE 45! – THE ORIGINAL SOUND OF NORTHERN SOUL (2017 UK)
The Sharpees (without Stacy Johnson): Do The 45″

CHARLY L 295/L 314 [2-LP] – V/A: CLUB CLASSICS – 50 YEARS OF NORTHERN SOUL (2018 UK)
The Sharpees (without Stacy Johnson): Do The 45″

CHARLY L 187 [LP] – V/A: THE TWISTED WHEEL (2018 UK)
The Sharpees (without Stacy Johnson): Do The 45″

KENT SOUL CDKEND 486 [CD] – V/A: LOS ANGELE SOUL, VOLUME 2 – KENT-MODERN’S BLACK MUSIC LEGACY 1963-1972 (2019 UK)
Stacy Johnson: Don’t Believe Him

CHARLY L 188 [LP] – V/A: THE CATACOMBS (2019 UK)
The Sharpees: Tired Of Being Lonely

CHARLY L 308 [LP] – V/A: NORTHERN SOUL ALL-NIGHTER (2019 UK)
The Sharpees: Go On And Laugh

ACE CDCHD 1571 [CD] – V/A: DIRTY WORK GOING ON – KENT & MODERN RECORDS BLUES INTO THE 60S, VOL. 1 (2020 UK)
Stacy Johnson: Consider Yourself

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© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Online sources: http://www.allmusic.com | http://www.ebay.com | http://www.popsike.com | http://www.soulfulkindamusic.net/sharpees.htm | http://www.seabear.se/MoWest.html | https://www.discogs.com/artist/847665-Stacy-Johnson | http://www.soulfulkindamusic.net/stacyjohnson.htm | http://www.spectropop.com/HOTB/marva/index.htm | http://www.soulpepper.at https://www.discogs.com/artist/1097968-The-Sharpees | https://www.riverfronttimes.com/musicblog/2017/05/15/stacy-johnson-singer-with-ike-turner-and-benny-sharp-and-the-sharpees-has-died | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stacy_Johnson_(singer) | https://www.stlblues.net/johnson.html

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

Revised on October 14, 2021

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