Tarheel Slim

Real name: Allen Rathel Bunn
Born: September 24, 1923, Bailey, North Carolina
Died: August 21, 1977, New York City, New York

 


SINGLES

SIGNATURE 15242 (78 rpm) – THE CLEARTONES
Am I Asking Too Much / Celito Lindo (5/1948 US)

CROSS 201 (78 rpm) – THE CLEARTONES
You Sure Look Good To Me / Ol’ Black Joe (1949 US)

JUBILEE 3002 (78 rpm) – THE SELAH SINGERS (lead vcls on a-side by Hadie Rowe, Jr. & Allen Bunn)
Why Not Today / Down Here I’ve Done My Best (10/1950 US)

JUBILEE 3003 (78 rpm) – THE SELAH SINGERS (lead vcls on a-side by Allen Bunn & David McNeil)
Sorrow Valley / Since Mother’s Done Gone (10/1950 US)

REGAL 3301 (78 rpm) – THE JUBILATORS (lead vcls on a-side by Allen Bunn)
Mother Called My Name / Seek And Ye Shall Find (11/1950 US)

REGENT 1026 (78 rpm) – THE FOUR BARONS (lead vcls by Allen Bunn)
Lemon Squeezer / Got To Go Back Again (11/1950 US)
(Note: also available as a 45 rpm red/black vinyl repro edition with serial number Regent 45-1026)

APOLLO 1177 (78 rpm, promo) – THE FIVE LARKS
Coffee, Cigarettes And Tears / My Heart Cries For You (12/1950 US)

APOLLO 1177 (78 rpm) – THE FIVE LARKS
Coffee, Cigarettes & Tears / My Heart Cries For You (12/1950 US)

APOLLO 237 (78 rpm) – THE SOUTHERN HARMONAIRES
I’m So Glad / Who Will Your Captain Be (2/1951 US)

REGAL 3316 (78 rpm) – THE JUBILATORS (lead vcls on a-side by Allen Bunn)
Get On The Road To Glory / I’ve Got Heaven On My Mind (3/1951 US)

APOLLO 1180 (78 rpm)/8-1180 (45 rpm, black/red vinyl) – THE LARKS
Hopefully Yours / When I Leave These Prison Walls (4/1951 US )

APOLLO 1184 (78 rpm)/8-1184 (45 rpm, black/red vinyl) – THE LARKS
My Reverie / Let’s Say A Prayer (5/1951 US)

APOLLO 427 (78 rpm) – THE LARKS (lead vcls on a-side by Allen Bunn, and b-side by Allen Bunn & David McNeil)
Eyesight To The Blind / I Ain’t Fattening Frogs For Snakes (6/1951 US)
(Note: a-side Billboard/r’n’b #5; also available as a 45 rpm repro edition with serial number Apollo 427)

APOLLO 429 (78 rpm)/429-45 (45 rpm) – BOBBY SMITH’S ORCHESTRA AND THE LARKS (lead vcls by Allen Bunn)
Little Side Car / Hey, Little Girl (8/1951 US)
(Note: a-side Billboard/r’n’b #10)

APOLLO 430 (78 rpm)/430-45 (45 rpm) – THE LARKS (lead vcls on a-side by Allen Bunn & Gene Mumford)
I Don’t Believe In Tomorrow / Ooh,…It Feels So Good (9/1951 US)
(Note: also available as an identical 45 rpm repro edition)

APOLLO 435 (78 rpm)/8-435 (45 rpm) – THE LARKS AND BOBBY SMITH (a) / BOBBY SMITH AND THE LARKS (b)
How Long Must I Wait For You / My Lost Love (1/1952 US)

APOLLO 1189 (78 rpm)/1189-45 (45 rpm) – THE LARKS (lead vcls on a-side by Allen Bunn)
Shadrack / Honey In The Rock (1/1952 US)

APOLLO 1190 (78 rpm)/8-1190 (45 rpm) – THE LARKS FEATURING EUGENE MUMFORD
Stolen Love / In My Lonely Room (2/1952 US)
(Note: also available as an orange vinyl repro edition with serial number Apollo 1190)

APOLLO 436 (78 rpm)/8-436 (45 rpm) – ALLEN BUNN AND TRIO
She’ll Be Sorry / The Guy With A “45” (2/1952 US)

APOLLO 437 (78 rpm)/437-45 (45 rpm) – THE LARKS
Darlin / Lucy Brown
(Note: also available as an identical 45 rpm repro edition) (4/1952 US)

APOLLO 262 (78 rpm)/8-262 (45 rpm) – MAHALIA JACKSON WITH ACCOMPANIMENT (with The Larks)
In The Upper Room, Part 1 / In The Upper Room, Part 2 (6/1952 US)

APOLLO 1194 (78 rpm)/1194-45 (45 rpm) – THE LARKS FEAT. EUGENE MUMFORD
Hold Me / I Live True To You (7/1952 US)

APOLLO 439 (78 rpm)/8-439 (45 rpm) – ALLEN BUNN AND TRIO
Discouraged / I Got You Covered (7/1952 US)

APOLLO 442 (78 rpm)/8-442 (45 rpm, red vinyl) – ALLEN BUNN AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Two Time Loser / My Flight (10/1952 US)

APOLLO 269 (78 rpm)/8-269 (45 rpm) – MAHALIA JACKSON WITH ACCOMPANIMENT (a-side with The Larks)
Said He Would / God Spoke To Me (2/1953 US)

APOLLO 447 (78 rpm, promo) – ALLEN BUNN AND ORCH.
Wine / Baby I’m Gonna Throw You Out (6/1953 US)

APOLLO 447 (78 rpm) – ALLEN BUNN AND ORCH.
Wine / Baby I’m Gonna Throw You Out (6/1953 US)

RED ROBIN 124 (78 rpm)/124-X45 (45 rpm) – ALLEN BUNN WITH RHYTHM ACCOMPANIMENT
My Kinda Woman / Too Much Competition (1954 US)
(Note: also available as an identical 45 rpm US 1973 repro edition)

PREMIUM 405 (78 rpm)/405-45 (45 rpm) – THE WHEELS (feat. Allen Bunn on guitar)
My Heart’s Desire / Let’s Have A Ball (1956 US)

PREMIUM 408 (78 rpm)/PM 408-45 (45 rpm) – THE WHEELS (feat. Allen Bunn on guitar)
Teasin’ Heart / Loco (1956 US)

APOLLO 304 (78 rpm)/304-45 (45 rpm) – MAHALIA JACKSON (a-side with The Larks)
He’s My Light / If You Just Keep Still (1956 US)

PREMIUM PM 410-45 (45 rpm) – THE WHEELS (feat. Allen Bunn on guitar)
How Could I Ever Leave You? / I Can’t Forget (1957 US)

LAMP 2005 (78 rpm)/45-2005 (45 rpm) – THE LOVERS WITH RAY ELLIS, HIS ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
Gotta Whole Lot Of Lovin’ To Do / Darling It’s Wonderful (4/1957 US)

LAMP 45-2013 (45 rpm) – THE LOVERS
Let’s Elope / I Wanna’ Be Loved (2/1958 US)

LAMP 45-2018 (45 rpm) – THE LOVERS
Love Bug Bit Me / Tell Me (1957 US)

APOLLO 529-45 (45 rpm, white label promo) – THE SOUTHERN HARMONAIRES
Honey In The Rock / I’m So Glad (1951 recordings) (3/1958 US)

APOLLO 529-45 (45 rpm) – THE SOUTHERN HARMONAIRES
Honey In The Rock / I’m So Glad (1951 recordings) (3/1958 US)

ALADDIN 45-3419 (45 rpm, white label promo) – THE LOVERS
Love Bug Bit Me / Tell Me (5/1958 US)

ALADDIN 45-3419 (45 rpm) – THE LOVERS
Love Bug Bit Me / Tell Me (5/1958 US)

VOGUE V 9111 (45 rpm) – THE LOVERS
I Wanna Be Loved / Let’s Elope (6/1958 UK)

FURY 1016 (78 rpm, red/yellow label/45 rpm, red/yellow label) – TARHEEL SLIM
Wildcat Tamer / Number 9 Train (1958 US)
(Note: also available as identical 45 rpm UK 2010 yellow/red label and US 2012 red label repro editions)

FIRE 1000 (78/45 rpm) – TARHEEL SLIM AND LITTLE ANN
It’s Too Late / Don’t Ever Leave Me (6/1959 US)

FIRE 1006 (45 rpm, white label promo) – WILD JIMMY SPURILL (with Tarheel Slim on guitar)
Kansas City March / Hard Grind (1959 US)

FIRE 1006 (45 rpm) – WILD JIMMY SPURILL (with Tarheel Slim on guitar)
Kansas City March / Hard Grind (1959 US)

FIRE 1009 (45 rpm, white label promo) – TARHEEL SLIM AND LITTLE ANN
Much Too Late / Lock Me In Your Heart (And Throw Away The Key) (11/1959 US)

FIRE 1009 (78/45 rpm)- TARHEEL SLIM AND LITTLE ANN
Much Too Late / Lock Me In Your Heart (And Throw Away The Key) (11/1959 US)

VEST 831 (45 rpm) – HORACE COOPER & HIS BAND (feat. Tarheel Slim on guitar)
The Squeeze, Pt. 1 / The Squeeze, Pt. 2 (1960 US)

FIRE 1017 (78/45 rpm) – TARHEEL SLIM & LITTLE ANN
Can’t Stay Away – Part 1 / Can’t Stay Away – Part 2 (3/1960 US)

FIRE 1021 (45 rpm) – TARHEEL SLIM AND LITTLE ANN
Anything For You / Forever I’ll Be Yours (6/1960 US)

FIRE 1030 (45 rpm) – TARHEEL SLIM AND LITTLE ANN
Security / Bless You My Darling (10/1960 US)

FIRE 503 – SLIM AND ANN, ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY LARRY LUCIE
It’s A Sin / You’re Gonna’ Reap (Everything You Sow) (6/1961 US)

FIRE 506 (promo) – TARHEEL SLIM AND LITTLE ANN
Forever I’ll Be Yours / Can’t Stay Away From You (2/1962 US)

FIRE 506 – TARHEEL SLIM AND LITTLE ANN
Forever I’ll Be Yours / Can’t Stay Away From You (2/1962 US)

IMPERIAL 5845 (reissue) – THE LOVERS
Darling It’s Wonderful / I Want To Be Loved (6/1962 US)

POST 10007 (white label promo, reissue) – THE LOVERS
Darling It’s Wonderful / I Want To Be Loved (1963 US)

POST 10007 (reissue) – THE LOVERS
Darling It’s Wonderful / I Want To Be Loved (1963 US)

FURY 1068 (promo) – SLIM & LITTLE ANN
I Love You Because / Send Me The Pillow You Dream On (9/1962 US)

FURY 1068 – SLIM & LITTLE ANN
I Love You Because / Send Me The Pillow You Dream On (9/1962 US)

IMPERIAL 5960 (reissue) – THE LOVERS
Let’s Elope / Tell Me (1963 US)

ATCO 45-6259 (white label promo) – TARHEEL SLIM & LITTLE ANN
Goodnight Irene / Two-Time Loser (3/1963 US)

ATCO 45-6259 – TARHEEL SLIM & LITTLE ANN
Goodnight Irene / Two-Time Loser (3/1963 US)

IMPERIAL 66055 (white label promo, reissue) – THE LOVERS
Darling It’s Wonderful / I Want To Be Loved (8/1964 US)

HERMITAGE H-45-818 (white label promo, reissue) – THE LOVERS
It’s Too Late / Security (1964 US)

HERMITAGE H-45-818 (reissue) – THE LOVERS
It’s Too Late / Security (1964 US)

CHECKER 1100 (white label promo, reissue) – THE LOVERS
It’s Too Late / Security (1/1965 US)

CHECKER 1100 (reissue) – THE LOVERS
It’s Too Late / Security (1/1965 US)

ENJOY 2014 – TARHEEL SLIM & ANN
You Make Me Feel So Good / Got To Keep On Lovin’ You (1965 US)

PORT 45-3001 (promo) – TARHEEL SLIM AND LI’L ANN
I Submit To You / I Submit To You (5/1965 US)

PORT 45-3001 – TARHEEL SLIM AND LI’L ANN
I Submit To You / Close To You (5/1965 US)

SUE WI 390 – TARHEEL SLIM & LITTLE ANN
You Make Me Feel So Good / Got To Keep On Lovin’ You (9/1965 UK)

BOBBY ROBINSON 102 (reissue) – TARHEEL SLIM AND LITTLE ANN
It’s Too Late / Don’t Ever Leave Me (1973 US)

TRIX 4503 – TARHEEL SLIM
No Time At All / Superstitious (1974 US)

GOOD OLD GOLD 125 (reissue) – THE LOVERS
Darling It’s Wonderful / (reverse by The Little Dippers: Forever) (197? US)

CHARLY CTD 125 (p/s, reissue) – TARHEEL SLIM
Number Nine Train / (reverse by Big Mac: Rough Dried Woman – Parts 1 & 2) (1981 UK)

CHARLY CTD 127 (p/s, reissue) – TARHEEL SLIM
Wildcat Tamer / (reverse by G. “Davy” Crockett: Look Out Mabel / Did You Ever Love Somebody) (1981 UK)

CHECKER 1100/1135 (reissue) – THE LOVERS
Security / (reverse by Ko Ko Taylor: Wang Dang Doodle) (2014 US)

FIRE 506/1036 (reissue) – TARHEEL SLIM AND LITTLE ANN
Can’t Stay Away From You / (reverse by Johnny Chef: Can’t Stop Moving) (2020 US)

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EP’S

APOLLO AP-1177 [7″ EP] – FIVE LARKS/ROSCOE GORDON (19?? US)
Five Larks: My Heart Cries For You / Coffee Cigarettes And Tears / (other tracks by Roscoe Gordon: Weeping Blues / Just Love Me Baby)

BELTER 51.303 [7″ EP] (p/s) – LITTLE RICHARD/TARHEEL SLIM & LITTLE ANN (1963 SPA)
Two-Time Loser / Goodnight Irene / (other tracks by Little Richard: Travelin’ Shoes / It Is No Secret)

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ALBUMS

TRIX 3310 [LP] – TARHEEL SLIM: NO TIME AT ALL (1975 US)
So Sweet, So Sweet / Married Woman Blues / The Guy With The 45 / No Time At All / My Baby’s Gone / Weeping Willow / Walking / ‘Fore Day Creep / Jitterbug Rag / Some Cold Rainy Day / Screaming & Crying / Open Nose / Dark Shadows / Superstitious / 180 Days
(featuring Tarheel Slim:vcl/gtr, Big Chief Ellis:pno on tracks 3, 7, 11 & Dan Delsanto:gtr on track 14)
– cd reissue: Trix TRIX 3310, 1993 US –


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COLLECTIONS

KRAZY KAT 7430 [LP] – TARHEEL SLIM & LITTLE ANN: THE SWINGING SIDE OF THE BLUES – WILDCAT TAMER 1951-62 (1985 UK)
Wildcat Tamer / Number Nine Train / Guy With The ’45’ / My Flight / Too Much Competition / My Kinda Woman / Little Side Car (by The Larks) / Baby I’m Gonna Throw You Out / Lock Me In Your Heart / Don’t Ever Leave Me / Security / Anything For You / Forever I’ll Be Yours / Can’t Stay Away From You / Got To Keep On Lovin’ You / You Make Me Feel So Good

SUNDOWN CG 709-10 [LP] – TARHEEL SLIM: TOO MUCH COMPETITION (1985 HOL)
My Flight / Eyesight To The Blind (by The Larks) / Wine / Discouraged / Too Much Competition / Two Time Loser / She’ll Be Sorry / Baby I’m Going To Throw You Out / I Got You Covered / Number Nine Train / The Guy With The ’45’ / Don’t Ever Leave Me / Lock Me In Your Heart / Anything For You / My Kinda Woman / Can’t Stay Away From You / Two Time Loser / Wild Cat Tamer

RELIC-APOLLO LP 8013 [LP] – THE LARKS: MY REVERIE (BEST OF THE LARKS, VOL. 1) (1988 US)
My Reverie / Lucy Brown / I Live True To You / The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise (by The New Larks) / If You Were The Only Girl In The World / Coffee, Cigarettes And Tears / Jam Session / Rockin’ In The Rocket Room (by The New Larks) / Eyesight To The Blind / Christmas To New Year’s / Stolen Love / Let’s Say A Prayer / Ooh…It Feels So Good / It’s Breaking My Heart / How Long Must I Wait / If It’s A Crime (by The New Larks)
(Note: Alden Bunn doesn’t appear on the tracks by The New Larks)
– cd reissue: Relic CD 7124, 1996 US –


RELIC-APOLLO LP 8014 [LP] – THE LARKS: WHEN I LEAVE THESE PRISON WALLS (BEST OF THE LARKS, VOL. 2) (1988 US)
In My Lonely Room / Margie (by The New Larks) / For The Love Of You / Darlin’ / When I Leave These Prison Walls / Hold Me / All I Want For Christmas / Hopefully Yours / I Ain’t Fattening Frogs For Snakes / What’s The Matter / No Other Girl / My Heart Cries For You / I Don’t Believe In Tomorrow / No Mama No (by The New Larks) / My Lost Love / Hey Little Girl
(Note: Alden Bunn doesn’t appear on the tracks by The New Larks)
– cd reissue: Relic CD 7125, 1996 US –


CHARLY CRB 1213 [LP] – TARHEEL SLIM: LOCK ME IN YOUR HEART (1989 UK)
Lock Me In Your Heart / Don’t Ever Leave Me / Forever I’ll Be Yours / It’s Too Late / Wild Cat Tamer / You Gonna Reap / Too Much Competition / Security / Number Nine Train / Much Too Late / Anything For You / Can’t Stay Away Pt.1 / You Make Me Feel So Good / My Kinda Woman / Got To Keep On Lovin’ You / Can’t Stay Away From You

COLLECTABLES COL-5159 [LP]/COL-5159 [CS] – TARHEEL SLIM & LITTLE ANN: THE RED ROBIN AND FIRE YEARS (1989 US)
Wildcat Tamer / Number 9 Train / Lock Me In Your Heart / Can’t Stay Away (Pt. 1-2) / It’s A Sin / You’re Gonna Reap / Much Too Late / Anything For You / My Kinda Woman / Too Much Competition / Don’t Ever Leave Me / It’s Too Late / Can’t Stay Away From You
– extended cd reissue: Collectables COL-CD-5159, 1993 US –

COLLECTABLES COL-CD-5159 [CD] – TARHEEL SLIM & LITTLE ANN: THE RED ROBIN AND FIRE YEARS – GOLDEN CLASSICS (1993 US)
Wildcat Tamer / Number Nine Train / Lock Me In Your Heart / Can’t Stay Away / Send Me The The Pillow You Dream On / It’s A Sin / You’re Gonna Reap / Bless You, My Darling / It’s Too Late / Much Too Late / Anything For You / My Kinda Woman / Too Much Competition / Don’t Ever Leave Me / Can’t Stay Away From You / I Love You Because / Forever I’ll Be Yours

WESTSIDE WESM 593 [CD] – THE LARKS: UP WITH THE LARKS – THE UPTEMPO APOLLO RECORDINGS 1951-1955 (1999 UK)
Eyesight To The Blind / I Ain’t Fattening Frogs For Snakes / Hey Little Girl / Little Side Car / Ooh…It Feels So Good / How Long Must I Wait For You / Lucy Brown / Honey From The Bee (by The New Larks) / No Mama No (by The New Larks) / Coffee, Cigarettes And Tears / When I Leave These Prison Walls / My Reverie / Shadrack / Honey In The Rock / In My Lonely Room / Christmas To New Year’s / Eyesight To The Blind (alt.)
(Note: Alden Bunn doesn’t appear on the tracks by The New Larks)

JASMINE JASMCD 3183 [CD] – TARHEEL SLIM: WILDCAT TAMER – THE TARHEEL SLIM STORY 1950-1962 (2020 UK)
The Selah Singers: Why Not Today / The Four Barons: Lemon Squeezer / The Jubilators (Selah Singers): Get On The Road To Glory / The Larks: Eyesight To The Blind / Little Side Car / Allen Bunn & Trio: The Guy With A “45” / I Got You Covered / Allen Bunn Orch.: My Flight / Wine / Allen Bunn: Too Much Competition / My Kinda Woman / The Wheels: Let’s Have A Ball / The Lovers: Darling It’s Wonderful / Gotta Whole Lot Of Lovin’ To Do / I Wanna Be Loved / Tell Me / Tarheel Slim & Little Ann: It’s Too Late / Don’t Ever Leave Me / Much Too Late / Tarheel Slim: Wildcat Tamer / Number 9 Train / Tarheel Slim & Little Ann: Can’t Stay Away (Pt 1) / Anything For You / Security / Bless You My Darling / You Gonna Reap (Everything You Sow) / Can’t Stay Away From You / Two Time Loser

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COMPILATIONS

KENWOOD LP 481 [LP] – THE LARKS/THE SOUTHERN HARMONAIRES: SPIRITUAL MOODS (1964 US)
The Southern Harmonaires: Crucifixion (prev. unreleased 1950 recording)

SUE ILP 921 [LP] – V/A: WE SING THE BLUES! (1965 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

NEGRO ART M-12-SB-357 [LP] – V/A: STORY OF THE BLUES – BLUES PIANORAMA (1968 FRA)
Allen Bunn: My Kinda Woman / Too Much Competition

ISLAND IWP-5 [LP] – V/A: THIS IS BLUES (1969 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

BLUES OBSCURITIES BOV6 [LP] – V/A: BLUES OBSCURITIES, VOLUME 6 – COMING BACK HOME (1971 UK)
Allen Bunn: I Got You Covered / Discouraged

FLYRIGHT LP 504 [LP] – V/A: BLUES COME TO CHAPEL HILL (1973 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Cold Rainy Day / No Time At All / Number 9 Train
(recorded live at the Chapel Hill Blues Festival in 1973)

FLYRIGHT LP 4705 [LP] – V/A: NEW YORK COUNTRY BLUES (1973 UK)
Allen Bunn: The Guy With The 45 / Too Much Competition

FLYRIGHT LP 4706 [LP] – V/A: NEW YORK CITY BLUES (1973 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Wildcat Tamer
– lp reissue: Magpie PY 1818, 1980 UK –

FLYRIGHT LP 4707 [LP] – V/A: NEW YORK RHYTHM & BLUES (1973 UK)
The Wheels: Let’s Have A Ball

TRIX 3316 [LP] – BIG CHIEF ELLIS FEATURING TARHEEL SLIM AND BROWNIE MCGHEE AND JOHN CEPHAS (1976 US)
Tarheel Slim with Big Chief Ellis: All Down Blues / Chief’s Eb Blues
– cd reissue: Trix TRIX 3316, 1995 US –

ERIC’S 009 [2-LP] – V/A: JUKEBOX AT ERIC’S, VOL. 2 (1979 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Wildcat Tamer

KRAZY KAT KK 7417 [LP] – V/A: GET RIGHT WITH GOD, VOL. 1 (1984 UK)
The Southern Harmonaires: I’m So Glad / Who Will Your Captain Be
(1950 recordings)

CHARLY CR 30261 [LP] – V/A: CHARLY DANCE PARTY (1986 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Wildcat Tamer

ESOLDUN RR 2008 [LP] – V/A: LET’S GO ROCK’N’ROLL (1986 FRA)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train / Wildcat Tamer

P-VINE PLP-6008 [LP] – V/A: N.Y. WILD GUITARS – BOBBY’S HARLEM ROCK, VOL. 1 (1986 JPN)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train / Wildcat Tamer / Tarheel Slim & Little Ann: Lock Me In Your Heart

KRAZY KAT KK 812 [LP] – V/A: GOTHAM GOSPEL (1987 UK)
Allen Bunn: Get On The Road To Glory / I’ll Be Satisfied

KRAZY KAT KK 824 [LP] – V/A: EAST COAST BLUES (1988 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Somebody Changed The Lock / You’re A Little Too Slow
– cd reissue: Collectables COL-CD-5324, 1990 US –

KRAZY KAT KK 825 [LP] – V/A: GOTHAM GOSPEL – VOLUME TWO (1988 UK)
Allen Bunn: I Have Found No Friend / Get On The Road To Glory
– cd reissue: Collectables COL-CD-5325, 1990 US –

APOLLO/RELIC 5077 [LP] – V/A: THE BEST OF APOLLO RECORDS, VOL. 1 – THE GOLDEN GROUPS PT. 47 (1989 US)
The Larks: Little Side Car / The Larks (the 2nd line-up without Allen Bunn): Tippin’ In

APOLLO/RELIC 8018 [LP] – V/A: GOODBYE 40’S, HELLO 50’S (1989 US)
The Larks: Honey In The Rock / Shad-Rack

GREEN LINE CD5VIN04 [CD] – [LP] – V/A: BLUES GEMS, VOL. 2 (1989 ITA)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

JCI/TELSTAR TSD-3514 [3-CD] – V/A: 60 GREATEST RHYTHM & BLUES CLASSICS (1990 US)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

FLYRIGHT FLYCD 25 [CD] – DAN PICKETT & TARHEEL SLIM: DAN PICKETT & TARHEEL SLIM (1990 UK/FRA)
Tarheel Slim: Somebody Changed The Lock / You’re A Little Too Slow / I Have Found No Friend / Get On The Road To Glory
(c. July 1949 recordings)

COLLECTABLES COL-CD-5208 [CD] – V/A: HARLEM ROCK N’ BLUES, VOL. 1 (1990 US)
Tarheel Slim: Wildcat Tamer

SAVAGE KICK SK-506 [LP] – V/A: SAVAGE KICK – BLACK ROCK’N’ROLL, VOL. 6 (199? UK)
The Lovers: Security

RELIC 7009 [LP/CD] – V/A: RAGING HARLEM HIT PARADE (1991 US)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train / Tarheel Slim & Little Ann: Much Too Late

EVASOUND MUSIC EMD 019 [CD] – V/A: HISTORY OF THE BLUES AND SOUL, VOLUME ONE (1991 AUS)
Tarheel Slim & Little Ann: It’s Too Late

P-VINE PCD-2359 [CD] – V/A: N.Y. WILD GUITARS (1992 JPN)
Allen Bunn: Too Much Competition / Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train / Wildcat Tamer

FLYRIGHT FLYCD 45 [CD] – V/A: PLAY MY JUKE-BOX – EAST COAST BLUES 1943-1954 (1992 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Too Much Competition

WARNER/CAPRICORN 9 42009-2 [2-CD] – V/A: (CAPRICORN RECORDS PRESENTS) THE FIRE/FURY RECORDS STORY (1993 US)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train / Tarheel Slim & Little Ann: Much Too Late

RHINO R2 71133 V/A: BLUES MASTERS, VOLUME 14 – MORE JUMP BLUES (1993 US)
Number Nine Train

EMI-CAPITOL 30882 [2-CD] – V/A: THE ALADDIN RECORDS STORY (1994 US)
The Lovers: Darling It’s Wonderful

ACE CDCHD 498 [CD] – V/A: OLDTOWN BLUES, VOL. 2 – THE UPTOWN SIDES (1994 UK)
Tarheel Slim & Little Ann: You Got My Nose Wide Open (prev. unissued c. mid 1960’s recording)

CHARLY CD DIG 3 [4-CD] – V/A: MODERN BLUES ANTHOLOGY – AIN’T TIMES HARD (1994 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

RELIC 7080 [CD] – V/A: THE GOLDEN ERA OF DOOWOPS – THE GROUPS OF RED ROBIN, PART 2 (1994 US)
Allen Bunn: My Kinda Woman

RELIC 7092 [CD] – V/A: BOBBY’S BOOGIE – BEBOP, BLUES & SANCTIFICATION (1995 US)
Allen Bunn: Too Much Competition

OFFICIAL CD 503 [CD] – V/A: GONNA ROCK THE BLUES (1995 DEN)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

JUKE BOX TREASURES 6036 [CD] – V/A: HOME OF THE BLUES (1996 US)
Tarheel Slim & Little Ann: It’s Much Too Late

CHARLY CD LAB 102 [2-CD] – V/A: LEGENDARY RECORD LABELS – THE FIRE & FURY STORY (1996 UK)
Allen Baum: My Kind Of Woman / Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train / Tarheel Slim & Little Annie: Much Too Late

JIMCO JICK-89690 [CD] – V/A: HOUSE OF THE BLUES, VOL. 1 – 50’S ELECTRIC ROCKIN’ BLUES COMPILATION (1996 JPN)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

TIME LIFE MUSIC R859-04/MSD-36045 [CD] – V/A: 1957-1959 BLUES CLASSICS (1996 US)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

INDEPENDENT ENTERTAINMENT SWEDEN AB TOTALCD 001 [CD] – V/A: SOUL BROTHERS (1997 SWE)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

CHARLY CDGR 142-2 [2-CD] – V/A: BLUES GUITAR MASTERS (1997 UK/GER)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

RHINO R2 75704 [4-CD] – V/A: LOUD, FAST & OUT OF CONTROL – THE WILD SOUNDS OF ’50S ROCK (1999 US)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

CHARLY CD 124 [CD] – V/A: ROCK’N’ROLL ESSENTIALS (1999 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

WESTSIDE WESM 588 [CD] – V/A: HEAVEN BELONGS TO YOU – THE BEST OF JUBILEE GOSPEL (1999 UK)
The Jubilators / The Selah Singers: In My Heart / Your Family Prayer / The Selah Singers: (Die Right) Heaven Belongs To You / Don’t Drive Your Children Away / Downward Road / Tree Of Level (Tree Of Lebanon) / Why Not Today? / All Right Now / Down Here I’ve Done My Best / I’m On My Way
(1950 recordings)

FLAT-TOP FTB-CD 01 [CD] – V/A: SHAKE ‘EM ON DOWN (1999 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

ACE CDCHD 715 [CD] – V/A: ROCKIN’ FROM COAST TO COAST, VOL. 2 (1999 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Wildcat Tamer / Number 9 Train

RHINO R2 75667 [CD] – V/A: SWING IT, DADDY-O! (1999 US)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

ROCKET DGR-001 [LP] – V/A: LA NOIRE, VOL. 1 – HAVE MERCY, UNCLE SAM (19?? FRA)
Tarheel Slim & Little Ann: Can’t Stay Away From You

RPM/SHOUT! RPMSH 210 [CD] – V/A: THE FIRE AND FURY OF BOBBY ROBINSON (2000 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

RPM/SHOUT! RPMSH 212 [CD] – V/A: IT TAKES TWO! (2000 UK)
Tarheel Slim & Little Ann: Lock Me In Your Heart / Can’t Stay Away From You

CASTLE PIE PIESD 153 [CD] – V/A: ROCKABILLY DANCE PARTY (2000 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

RAJON MUSIC GROUP SAN0030 [6-CD] – V/A: THE ULTIMATE BLUES BOX (2000 AUS)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

FUEL 2000 RECORDS 302 061 645 2 [CD] – V/A: (FUEL PRESENTS AN INTRODUCTION TO) NEW YORK BLUES (2000 US)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train / Wildcat Tamer

ACE CDCHD 778 [CD] – V/A: GREAT R&B DUETS (2000 UK)
Tarheel Slim & Little Ann: It’s Too Late

32 RECORDS 32201 [CD] – V/A: DRIVIN’ BLUES (2000 US)
Tarheel Slim: My Baby’s Gone

FRÉMEAUX & ASSOCIÉS FA 5008 [CD] – V/A: NEW YORK CITY BLUES 1940-1950 (2001 FRA)
Tarheel Slim: Somebody Changed The Lock

SANCTUARY/CASTLE PULSE PBX CD 345 [3-CD] – V/A: ROCK THE JOINT – THE ROOTS AND BRANCHES OF ROCK’N’ROLL (2001 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train / Wildcat Tamer

PAST PERFECT 220256-325 [15-CD] – V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES GOES ROCK & ROLL, VOL. 2 (2002 GER)
The Lovers: Security

CASTLE/PULSE PBXCD 355 [3-CD] – V/A: ROCK BABY ROCK IT! – RECORD HOP ROCK’N’ROLL (2003 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

ACE CDCH2 979 [2-CD] – V/A: HY WEISS PRESENTS OLD TOWN RECORDS (2003 UK)
Tarheel Slim & Little Ann: I Really Don’t Want To Know (prev. unissued c. mid 1960’s recording)

STOMPIN’ ST 326 [CD] – V/A: STOMPIN’ 26 (2005 UK)
Allen Bunn: Too Much Competition

CHARLY/SNAPPER SNAJ 730 CD [3-CD] – V/A: THE FIRE & FURY STORY (2005 UK)
Allen Baum: My Kind Of Woman / Tarheel Slim & Little Ann: Much Too Late

MEMBRAN MUSIC LTD./DOCUMENTS 223007-321 [10-CD] – V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES – ORIGINAL MASTERS (2005 GER)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

SAGA 982 992-2 [CD] – V/A: NEW YORK CITY BLUES – THE BIG APPLE BLUES SCENE 1951-1954 (2005 EU)
Tarheel Slim: Too Much Competition

SAGA 982 994-5 [CD] – V/A: BLUESMEN SING SPIRITUALS – WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN (2005 EU)
Allen Bunn: I Have Found No Friends

KENT CDKEND 258 [CD] – V/A: THE UK SUE LABEL STORY, VOL. 4 (2006 UK)
Tarheel Slim & Little Ann: You Make Me Feel So Good

JSP JSP7796 [4-CD] – V/A: JOOK JOINT BLUES – THAT’S WHAT THEY WANT (GOOD TIME RHYTHM & BLUES 1943-1956) (2007 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Too Much Competition

BULLSEYE BE 109 [2-LP]/EL TORO ETCD 1023 [CD] – V/A: GOT THEM HILL BILLY BLUES- 32 BLACK BLUES BOPPERS (2009 SPA)
Tarheel Slim: Wildcat Tamer / Number 9 Train

TRIKONT US-0412-1 [2-LP]/US-0412 [CD] – V/A: I SMELL A RAT – EARLY BLACK ROCK’N’ROLL 2 – 1949-1959 (2010 GER)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

NASCENTE NSBOX070 [3-CD] – V/A: BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO RHYTHM’N’BLUES (2010 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

ROCK & FOLK/WAGRAM MUSIC 3247562 [10-CD] – V/A: ROCK & FOLK (AUX ORIGINES DU ROCK) (2011 FRA)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

FUEL 2000 RECORDS 302 061 880 2 [2-CD] – V/A: THE FIRE/FURY RECORDS R&B STORY (2011 US)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train / Wildcat Tamer

JSP JSP77142 [4-CD] – V/A: THE BOBBY ROBINSON STORY (2011 UK)
Allen Bunn: Too Much Competition / My Kinda Woman / Tarheel Slim: Wildcat Tamer / Number 9 Train

SPOONFUL #47 [CDR] – V/A: SIN CITY JUKEBOX, VOLUME TWO (2011 GER)
Tarheel Slim: Wildcat Tamer

METRO SELECT METRSL063 [2-CD] – V/A: FOREVER MOD – AN ESSENTIAL COLLECTION OF SKA, SOUL, BLUES & JAZZ (2013 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

METRO SELECT METRSL069 [2-CD] – V/A: ROCKABILLY MADNESS (2013 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train / Wildcat Tamer

FUEL 2000 RECORDS 302 061 951 2 [2-CD] – V/A: THE RED ROBIN R&B STORY (2013 US)
Allen Bunn: Too Much Competition / My Kind Of Woman

FRESHLY SQUEEZED MUSIC ZESTCD046 [2-CD] – V/A: ELECTRO BLUES, VOLUME ONE (2013 FRA)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

BEAR FAMILY BCD 17231 [2-CD] – V/A: ACOUSTIC BLUES, VOL. 3 – THE ROOTS OF IT ALL – THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION! (2014 GER)
Tarheel Slim: So Sweet, So Sweet

GREAT VOICES OF THE CENTURY GVC 2039 [2-CD] – WILD JIMMY SPRUILL: SCRATCHIN’ – THE WILD JIMMY SPRUILL STORY (2014 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Wildcat Tamer / Number 9 Train

ONE DAY MUSIC DAY2CD255 [2-CD] – V/A: LET’S STICK TOGETHER – THE FURY RECORDS STORY (2014 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Wildcat Tamer / Number 9 Train

ACE CDCHD 1450 [CD] – V/A: ALL ABOARD! – 25 TRAIN TRACKS CALLING AT ALL MUSICAL STATIONS (2015 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

NOT NOW MUSIC NOT2CD622 [2-CD] – V/A: LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL (2016 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

NOT NOW MUSIC NOT3CD318 [3-CD] – V/A: A STACK OF BLUES (2016 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

UNION SQUARE MUSIC/METRO TINS METRTN094 [3-CD] – V/A: ROAD TRIP (2016 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

THE INTENSE MEDIA 600019 [10-CD] – V/A: WILD & FRANTIC ROCK & ROLL (2016 EU)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

NOT NOW MUSIC NOT2CD661 [2-CD] – V/A: FREIGHT TRAIN – SONGS OF TRAINS, HOBOS, HOPE, HEARTBREAK & HAPPINESS (2017 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

NOT NOW MUSIC NOT4CD013 [4-CD] – V/A: 100 RHYTHM & BLUES CLASSICS (2017 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Wildcat Tamer

WIENERWORLD WNRCD5104 [4-CD] – V/A: DOWN HOME BLUES – NEW YORK, CINCINNATI & THE NORTH EASTERN STATES – TOUGH ENOUGH (2018 UK)
Allen Bunn: Somebody Changed The Lock / You’re A Little Too Slow

ONE DAY MUSIC DAY3CD093 [3-CD] – V/A: AMERICAN HEARTBEAT ROCK’N’ROLL (2019 UK)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

WFMU # [CDR] – V/A: MYSTERY TRAINWRECK (2020 US)
Tarheel Slim: Number 9 Train

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© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Jarmo Hoppula | Alan Balfour | Andy Ambrosia | Erling Larsson | Dietmar Fischer

Published sources: Blues Records 1943 To 1970 Volume One (Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven, 1987) | Rare Record Price Guide 2004 (Record Collector, 2002) | Billboard Top R&B Singles (Joel Whitburn, 1988) | Blues News 5/1985 | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006)

Online sources: http://www.allmusic.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.wirz.de/music/negrofrm.htm | http://www.discogs.com/artist/680560-Tarheel-Slim | http://www.discogs.com/artist/2027150-Tarheel-Slim-amp-Little-Ann | http://www.45cat.com/artist/tarheel-slim | http://www.45cat.com/artist/tarheel-slim-and-little-ann | http://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/artist/tarheel-slim-and-little-ann | http://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/artist/tarheel-slim

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

Revised on April 26, 2021

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