Tiny Topsy

Real name: Otha Lee Moore
Born: May 22, 1930, Chicago, Illinois
Died: August 16, 1964, Chicago, Illinois

 


SINGLES

FEDERAL 12302 (45 rpm, white label promo) – TINY TOPSY
Aw! Shucks Baby / Miss You So (7/1957 US)

FEDERAL 12302 (78 rpm)/45-12302 (45 rpm) – TINY TOPSY
Aw! Shucks Baby / Miss You So (7/1957 US)

REGENCY 657X (45 rpm) – TINY TOPSY
Aw! Shucks Baby / Miss You So (1957 CAN)

ODEON 45-O 29153 (45 rpm) – TINY TOPSY
Aw! Shucks Baby / Miss You So (1957 GER)

FEDERAL 12309 (45 rpm, white label promo) – TINY TOPSY AND THE CHARMS
Come On, Come On, Come On / Ring Around My Finger (10/1957 US)

FEDERAL 12309 (78 rpm)/45-12309 (45 rpm) – TINY TOPSY AND THE CHARMS
Come On, Come On, Come On / Ring Around My Finger (10/1957 US)
(Note: also available as an identical US 2014 repro edition)

PARLOPHONE R 4397 (78 rpm)/45-R 4397 (45 rpm) – TINY TOPSY AND THE CHARMS
Come On, Come On, Come On / Ring Around My Finger (1/1958 UK)

ODEON 45-O-29153 (45 rpm, promo) – TINY TOPSY MIT ORCHESTER
Come On, Come On, Come On / Ring Around My Finger (1958 GER)

ODEON 45-O-29153 (45 rpm) – TINY TOPSY MIT ORCHESTER
Come On, Come On, Come On / Ring Around My Finger (1958 GER)

FEDERAL 12315 (45 rpm, white label promo) – TINY TOPSY
You Shocked Me / Waterproof Eyes (1/1958 US)

FEDERAL 45-12315 (45 rpm) – TINY TOPSY
You Shocked Me / Waterproof Eyes (1/1958 US)

PARLOPHONE 45-R4427 (45 rpm, white label promo) – TINY TOPSY
You Shocked Me / Waterproof Eyes (4/1958 UK)

PARLOPHONE R 4427 (78 rpm)/45-R 4427 (45 rpm) – TINY TOPSY
You Shocked Me / Waterproof Eyes (4/1958 UK)

FEDERAL 45-12323 (45 rpm, white label promo) – TINY TOPSY
Cha Cha Sue / Western Rock’n Roll (4/1958 US)

FEDERAL 45-12323 (45 rpm) – TINY TOPSY
Cha Cha Sue / Western Rock’n Roll (4/1958 US)

FEDERAL 12357 (white label promo) – TINY TOPSY
Just A Little Bit / Everybody Needs Some Loving (6/1959 US)

FEDERAL 45-12357 – TINY TOPSY
Just A Little Bit / Everybody Needs Some Loving (6/1959 US)
(Note: also available as an identical UK 2017 repro edition)

ARGO 5383 (white label promo) – TINY TOPSY
After Marriage Blues / Working On Me Baby (2/1961 US )

ARGO 5383 (white label promo) – TINY TOPSY
How You Changed / Working On Me Baby (2/1961 US)

ARGO 5383 – TINY TOPSY
How You Changed / Working On Me Baby (2/1961 US)

PYE INTERNATIONAL 7N.25104 – TINY TOPSY
After Marriage Blues / Working On Me, Baby (9/1961 UK )

KING 45-5815 (white label promo, reissue) – TINY
Aw! Shucks Baby / Everybody Needs Some Loving (10/1963 US)
(Note: a-side is an alternate take 3 from the July 1957 Federal session)

KING 45-5815 (reissue) – TINY
Aw! Shucks Baby / Everybody Needs Some Loving (10/1963 US)

FEDERAL 45-12315/45-12302 (unofficial reissue) – TINY TOPSY
You Shocked Me / Miss You So (200? US)

VAMPISOUL 45055-9 (reissue) – TINY TOPSY
Just A Little Bit / (reverse by The King Pins: I Won’t Have It) (2011 SPA )

OUTTA SIGHT RSV 003 (reissue) – TINY TOPSY
Just A Little Bit / (reverse by Etta James: Seven Day Fool) (2012 UK )

OUTTA SIGHT RSV-077 (reissue) – TINY TOPSY
Just A Little Bit / (reverse by Jo Ann Henderson: Baby Please Don’t Go) (2019 UK)

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COLLECTIONS

SING LP 1161 [LP] – AW! SHUCKS BABY (1988 DEN)
Aw! Shucks Baby / A Woman’s Intuition (prev. unissued) / Miss You So / Come On, Come On, Come On / Ring Around My Finger / You Shocked Me / Just A Little Bit / Everybody Needs Some Loving / Waterproof Eyes / Western Rock’n’Roll / Cha Cha Sue

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COMPILATIONS

WENDI LP000001 [LP] (unofficial release) – V/A: HEY BABE! LET’S GO DOWNTOWN (1980 AUS)
Aw! Shucks Baby

WENDI LP000002 [LP] (unofficial release) – V/A: ACTION PACKED (1980 AUS)
After Marriage Blues / Workin’ On Me Baby

WENDI LP000004 [LP] (unofficial release) – V/A: TOO MUCH ROCKIN’ (1980 AUS)
Western Rock’n’Roll

WENDI LP000005 [LP] (unofficial release) – V/A: ROCKIN’ AT THE ZOO (1980 AUS)
Come On, Come On, Come On

WENDI LP000015 [LP] (unofficial release) – V/A: WHIP SOME ROCK’N ROLL ON ME BABY – FROM THE CHURCH TO THE STUDIO (1981 AUS)
Ring Around My Finger / Waterproof Eyes / You Shocked Me

BLEND BLR 82002 [LP] (unofficial release) – V/A: ROCK & ROLL COLLECTION, VOL. 2 (1982 BEL)
Come On, Come On, Come On

BLEND BLR 82008 [LP] (unofficial release) – V/A: ROCK & ROLL COLLECTION, VOL. 8 (1984 BEL)
Aw! Shucks Baby

BOA AO 003 [CD] (unofficial release) – V/A: AMERICAN OLDIES PART 3 (1994 BEL)
Just A Little Bit

BEAVER BLP 3301 [LP] (unofficial release) – V/A: THAT’S ROCK & ROLL, VOL. 1 (1995 BEL)
Aw! Shucks Baby

MARGINAL/LADY CD 002/LADIES 100 [CD] (unofficial release) – V/A: THE ROCKIN-BOPPIN LADIES, VOL. 2 (1995 BEL)
Just A Little Bit / Cha Cha Sue

POPCORN 6005 [CD] (unofficial release) – V/A: RARE FEMALE DOO-WOPS (1995 FRA)
Cha Cha Sue

WILD 1 [LP] (unofficial release) – V/A: RUNNING WILD, VOL. 1 (1996?)
Aw! Shucks Baby

KING KBSCD-7002 [4-CD]/KBSC-7002 [4-CS] – V/A: KING R&B BOX SET (1996 US)
Miss You So
– 4-cd reissue: Gusto GT7-2156-2, 2010 US –

WESTSIDE WESA 801 [CD] – V/A: MARK LAMARR’S ROC-KING UP A STORM (1999 UK)
You Shocked Me / Miss You So

LUCKY CDLR 911 [10-CD] (unofficial release) – V/A: BUMP JUMP JIVE, VOLUME ELEVEN (200? UK)
Aw! Shucks Baby

WESTSIDE WESF 103 [CD] – V/A: MARK LAMARR PRESENTS MULE MILK ‘N’ FIREWATER (2000 UK)
Aw Shucks Baby (take 2)

KENT DANCE CDKEND 210 [CD] – V/A: KING NEW BREED RHYTHM & BLUES (2002 UK)
Just A Little Bit

ACE CDCHD 848 [CD] – V/A: JIVING JAMBOREE 3 (2002 UK)
Come On, Come On, Come On

ROCK’N’RHYTHM RRCD 03 [CD] (unofficial release) – V/A: TINY TOPSY AND FRIENDS (2006 US)
After Marriage Blues / Working On Me Baby / Aw! Shucks Baby / A Woman’s Intuition / Miss You So / Come On, Come On, Come On / Ring Around My Finger / You Shocked Me / Just A Little Bit / Everybody Needs Some Loving / Waterproof Eyes / Western Rock’n’Roll / Cha Cha Sue

BLUES TOWN BTCD 1052 [CD] (unofficial release) – V/A: BADASS ROCKERS (200?)
After Marriage Blues

FLORIDITA FRCD04 [CD] (unofficial release) – V/A: GRANPA’S GULLY ROCK – 25 DYNAMITE R&B GEMS (2008 SPA)
You Shocked Me

ACE (LIMITED EDITION) CDLUX 003 [CD] – TINY TOPSY & LULA REED: JUST A LITTLE BIT – FEDERAL’S QUEENS OF NEW BREED R&B (2010 UK)
Miss You So / Just A Little Bit / A Woman’s Intuition / Aw! Shucks Baby / Everybody Needs Some Loving / Come On, Come On, Come On / Cha Cha Sue / Waterproof Eyes / You Shocked Me / Western Rock’n’Roll / Ring Around My Finger

FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVTD106 [3-CD] – V/A: LET’S HAVE A PARTY – GIRLS GONE ROCKIN’, VOL. 2 (2011 UK)
Aw! Shucks Baby
– 2-lp reissue: Fantastic Voyage FVDV106, 2014 UK –

SPOONFUL #47 [CDR] (unofficial release) – V/A: SIN CITY JUKEBOX, VOLUME TWO (2011 GER)
Miss You So

SPOONFUL #60 [CDR] (unofficial release) – V/A: AHBE CASABE (201? GER)
Just A Little Bit

SHEIK LP-505 [LP] (unofficial release) – V/A: SAINTS AND SINNERS, VOL. 5 (2011 SPA)
Aw! Shucks Baby

FINBARR INTERNATIONAL FICD36 [CD] (unofficial release) – V/A: THE FINBARR ROCK’N’ROLL PARTY, VOLUME SIXTEEN (2011 UK)
Cha Cha Sue

VAMPI SOUL VAMPI 45055 [10×7″ boxset] – V/A: R&B HIPSHAKERS, VOL. 3 – JUST A LITTLE BIT OF THE JUMPIN’ BEAN (2011 SPA)
Just A Little Bit
– cd reissue: Vampi Soul VAMPI CD 144, 2013 SPA / 2-lp reissue: Vampi Soul VAMPI 161, 2015 SPA –

OUTTA SIGHT OSCD032 [CD] – V/A: THE AGE OF NORTHERN SOUL! (2012 UK)
Just A little Bit

ONE DAY MUSIC DAY2CD159 [2-CD] – V/A: THE ROOTS OF NORTHERN SOUL (2012 UK)
Just A little Bit

ONE DAY MUSIC DAY2CD171 [2-CD] – V/A: COME ON LET’S GO – THE PYE INTERNATIONAL STORY (2012 UK)
After Marriage Blues

OUTTA SIGHT RSCD001 [CD] – V/A: OUTTA SIGHT – THE R&B SINGLES COLLECTION, VOLUME 1 (2012 UK)
Just A Little Bit
– lp reissue: Outta Sight RSVLP001, 2015 UK –

RIGHTEOUS PSALM 23.71 [CD] – V/A: NORTHERN GIRLS – HEARTBREAK, REVENGE AND THE NEW DANCE CRAZE (2013 UK)
Just A Little Bit / Miss You So

ONE DAY MUSIC DAY2CD226 [CD] – V/A: BOOK OF LOVE – THE ARGO RECORDS STORY (2013 UK)
How You Changed

ONE DAY MUSIC DAY2CD216 [2-CD] – V/A: THE FEDERAL RECORDS STORY (2013 UK)
Just A Little Bit / Miss You So

DOGHOUSE & BONE DGR 003 [LP] – V/A: LA NOIRE, VOL. 3 – “BABY YOU GOT SOUL!” (2014 FRA)
Just A Little Bit

DOCUMENTS/THE INTENSE MEDIA 600133 [10-CD] – V/A: ROOTS OF ROCK & ROLL (ROUGH AND ROWDY) (2014 GER)
Come On, Come On, Come On

REAL GONE RGMCD122 [4-CD] – V/A: NORTHERN SOUL – THE EARLY YEARS – 100 CLASSIC AND RARE TRACKS (2014 UK)
Just A Little Bit

FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVDV191 [2-LP]/FVTD191 [3-CD] – V/A: GET ON THE RIGHT TRACK – MOD R&B, JAZZ & SKA (2014 UK)
Just A Little Bit

GO ENTERTAINMENT GO3CD7363 [3-CD] – V/A: A STACK OF NORTHERN SOUL (2014 UK)
Just A Little Bit

REAL GONE RGMCD126 [4-CD] – V/A: MOD – THE EARLY YEARS – 112 CLASIC & RARE TRACKS (2014 UK)
Miss You So

FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVDV217 [2-LP]/FVTD217 [3-CD] – V/A: AIN’T GONNA HUSH THE QUEENS OF RHYTHM & BLUES (2015 UK)
Miss You So / Come On, Come On, Come On [on 3-cd edition only] / You Shocked Me

NOW NOW MUSIC LIMITED NOTLP162 [LP] – V/A: ROCKIN’ GIRLS – SWINGING HITS FROM GROOVY GALS (2015 UK)
How You Changed

HISTORY OF SOUL SOUL026 [2-CD] – V/A: OHIO SOUL (2015 UK)
A Woman’s Intuition

FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVDV234 [2-LP]/FVDD234 [2-CD] – V/A: SOUL FOR DANCERS 2 – OUT ON THE FLOOR FIRECRACKERS (2016 UK)
Aw! Shucks Baby

MY GENERATION MUSIC MGM020 [3-CD] – V/A: SATISFACTION GUARANTEED – 60 SOUL GEMS FROM THE VINYL VAULTS (2016 EU)
Just A Little Bit

TOMBSTONE TOMB-CD 30-08 [CD] – V/A: DJ HEIDI’S JIVIN’ HIT PARADE (2016 HOL)
Aw! Shucks Baby

REAL GONE MUSIC RGMCD209 [4-CD] – V/A: THE PYE INTERNATIONAL STORY 1958-1962 (2016 UK)
After Marriage Blues / Working On Me Baby

MY KIND OF MUSIC USMMKTCD024 [4-CD] – V/A: STARS OF NORTHERN SOUL (2017 UK)
Just A Little Bit

NOT NOW MUSIC NOT4CD013 [4-CD] – V/A: 100 RHYTHM & BLUES CLASSICS (2017 UK)
Aw! Shucks Baby

REEL TO REEL MUSIC COMPANY RTRCD7 [4-CD] – V/A: NORTHERN SOUL – THE EARY YEARS – VOLUME TWO – 100 CLASSIC & RARE TRACKS (2018 UK)
Miss You So

NOT NOW MUSIC NOT2CD708 [2-CD] – V/A: ESSENTIAL RHYTHM & BLUES HITS (2018 UK)
Aw! Shucks Baby

KOKO MOJO KM-CD 15 [CD] – V/A: DAPPER DAN – THE MAN FOR ALL OCCASIONS (2018 EU)
Miss You So

ATOMIC ACCD 032 [CD] – V/A: THE TWELVE ROCKIN’ DAYS OF CHRISTMAS – THE GROWN-UP CHRISTMAS (2019 EU)
Ring Around My Finger

KOKO MOJO KM-CD 41 [CD] – V/A: (WHEN YOU FIND LOVE YOU’RE) FEELIN’ GOOD (2019 EU)
After Marriage Blues

KOKO MOJO KM-CD 56 [CD] – V/A: WOW WOW BABY (2020 EU)
You Shocked Me

ACTION WOMEN AW05 (p/s) [7″ EP] – V/A: ACTION WOMEN, VOL. 5 – A FEMALE SOUL RHYTHM & BLUES EXPLOSION (2020 EU)
Aw! Shucks Baby

KOKO MOJO KM-CD-119 [CD] – V/A: ROCK AND ROLL VIXENS #4 – 25 BLACK WOMAN SINGER, MOVERS & SHAKERS (2021 EU)
How You Changed

EIGHT M 8MR01 [LP] – V/A: THIRTEEN ROSES SINGING IN A MALE WORLD (2021 SPA)
Just A Little Bit

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© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Robert Ferlingere | Dik de Heer | Dennis Haw | Tony Watson

Published sources: Blues Records 1943-1970 Volume Two (Mike Leadbitter-Leslie Fancourt-Paul Pelletier, 1994) | Rare Record Price Guide 2004 (Record Collector, 2002) | Blues News 6/1988 | Blues News 1/1989 | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006)

Online sources: http://www.allmusic.com | http://www.ebay.com | http://www.gemm.com | http://www.musicstack.com | http://rcs-discography.com/rcs/csrch.php?type=artist&key=Tiny%20Topsy | http://www.heebiejeebies.nl | http://www.rockabilly.nl/references/messages/tiny_topsy.htm | http://www.soulfulkindamusic.net/federal.htm | http://www.discogs.com/artist/849998-Tiny-Topsy | http://www.45cat.com/artist/tiny-topsy | http://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/artist/tiny-topsy

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

Revised on April 25, 2021

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