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Wally Richardson Discography (Partial)

This discography focuses on jazz recordings.

Wally Richardson recorded as a session musician on many recordings. Some of these are listed below but many are not. Missing items include contributions to recordings by Solomon Burke, Crash Craddock, King Curtis, The Danleers, Varetta Dillard, The Du-Droppers, Patti LaBelle, Jesse Stone and Jackie Wilson. Additional recordings will be added intermittently.

Group leader or co-leader recordings

Group leader: major albums

info Soul Guru, Wally Richardson, 1968

Group leader: on various artist compilations

info New Jazz Spectrum, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1996
info Jazz Thang, Various Artists, 1997
info Dusty Fingers Vol. 7, Various Artists, 1999

Playing contributions to other recordings

Other recordings: major albums

info Blues Ballads, LaVern Baker, 1959
info Willie's Blues, Willie Dixon, 1960
info Swing's the Thing, Al Sears, 1960
info Groovin' With, Buddy Tate, 1961
info Something Nice, Etta Jones, 1961
info Lightly And Politely, Betty Roche, 1961
info From The Heart, Etta Jones, 1962
info Look Out, Johnny Hammond Smith, 1962
info Honi Gordon Sings, Honi Gordon, 1962
info Lonely And Blue, Etta Jones, 1962
info w/ Buddy Lucas, 1962
info The Bad and the Beautiful, Sam "The Man" Taylor, 1962
info Hollar, Etta Jones, 1963
info Groove House, Ray Bryant, 1963
info The Message, Illinois Jacquet, 1963
info Waiter, Ask the Man to Play the Blues, Freddie Cole, 1964
info Who Can I Turn To?, Tony Bennett, 1964
info The Most Unusual, Joan Toliver, 1965
info Workin', Shirley Scott, 1965
info Kinfolks Corner, Lucky Thompson & Friends, 1965
info Mercy!, Don Covay, 1965
info In The Midnight Hour, Wilson Pickett, 1965
info Stompin', Shirley Scott, 1967
info Peas 'N' Rice, Freddie McCoy, 1967
info Natural Soul, Buddy Terry, 1967
info Beans & Greens, Freddie McCoy, 1967
info Soul Power!, Richard "Groove" Holmes, 1967
info Soul Flowers, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1967
info Singing The Blues, Joe Turner, 1967
info Livin' The Blues, Jimmy Rushing, 1967
info That's My Kick, Errol Garner, 1967
info Soul Grabber, Willis Jackson, 1968
info Soul Yogi, Freddie McCoy, 1968
info Dirty Grape, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1968
info A Bag Full Of Blues, Jimmy McGriff, 1968
info Sister Byrdie, Byrdie Green, 1968
info Listen Here, Freddie McCoy, 1968
info Simply The Truth, John Lee Hooker, 1968
info The Soul Explosion, Illinois Jacquet, 1969
info Soul Talk, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1969
info Now!, Bobby Hutcherson, 1969
info Without A Song, Joe Lee Wilson, 1969
info Black Feeling!, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1970
info Electric Byrd, Donald Byrd, 1970
info For Losers, Archie Shepp, 1970
info Love Is The Thing, Etta Jones, 1970
info Mystical Lady, Shirley Scott, 1971
info Goin' Down Slow, Sonny Stitt, 1972
no info Add A Little Love, Gerri Granger, 1972
info Roll 'Em, Joe Turner, 1973
info Kwanza, Archie Shepp, 1974
info Remember My Name, Alberta Hunter, 1977
info Kofi, Donald Byrd, 1995
info I Don't Care Who Knows It, Duke Pearson, 1996
info Hey Look At You, Joe Lee Wilson, 2003

Other recordings: single artist compilations, 'twofers', reissues and box sets

info Greatest Hits, Etta Jones, 1965
info The Best Of, Arthur Prysock, 1967
info Mister Prysock, Arthur Prysock, 1967
info The Best Of Richard "Groove" Holmes For Beautiful People, Richard "Groove" Holmes, 1968
info The Best Of, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1969
info Best Of, Richard "Groove" Holmes, 1972
info The Bluesway Sessions, Jimmy Rushing, 1986
no info Compact Jazz, Arthur Prysock, 1989
info Soul On Fire: The Best Of, LaVern Baker, 1991
info Lucky Meets Tommy & Friends, Lucky Thompson & Tommy Flanagan, 1992?
info A Man And A Half: The Best Of, Wilson Pickett, 1992
info Early Byrd: The Best of the Jazz Soul Years, Donald Byrd, 1993
info Workin', Shirley Scott, 1993
info Mercy Mercy: The Definitive, Don Covay, 1994
info That's My Kick / Gemini, Errol Garner, 1994
info Groovin' With Tate, Buddy Tate, 1995
info Legends of Acid Jazz, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1996
info See See Rider / Blues Ballads, LaVern Baker, 1998
info Legends of Acid Jazz: Soul Flowers, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1999
info Every Day I Have the Blues (CD), Jimmy Rushing, 1999
no info That's My Kick/Gemini/Magician/Gershwin & Kern/Dreamstreet ... plus (6 CD set), Errol Garner, 1999
info Mercy! / See-Saw, Don Covay, 2000
info Talkin' Verve, Shirley Scott, 2001
info The Best Of The Prestige Singles, Etta Jones, 2002
info Mosaic Select, Duke Pearson, 2003
info Goin' Down Slow (CD), Sonny Stitt, 2003
info After Hours (CD), Willis Jackson, 2004
info Super Soul, Richard "Groove" Holmes, 2004
info The Message (CD), Illinois Jacquet, 2006
info Hooker, John Lee Hooker, 2006
info The Immortal, Wilson Pickett, 2006
info Lucky Is Back (Then So Is Love), Lucky Thompson featuring Tommy Flanagan, 2007
info The Platinum Collection, Don Covay, 2007
info The Platinum Collection, LaVern Baker, 2007
info Essential Blue: The Classics Of, Bobby Hutcherson, 2008
info Only The Best Of, Ray Bryant, 2009
info Only The Best Of, LaVern Baker, 2009
info Original Album Series, Wilsaon Pickett, 2010
info For Losers / Kwanza, Archie Shepp, 2011

Other recordings: various artist compilations

info Lusty Moods, Various Artists, 1963
info The Soul/Jazz Giants, Various Artists, 1970
info Solid State Sampler, Various Artists, 1970
info Giants Of The Blues Tenor Sax, Various Artists, 1981
info Acid Jazz, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1988
info The Best Of Chess Jazz, Various Artists, 1988
info The Best Of Acid Jazz, Various Artists, 1989
info Soul Jazz Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1989
info Giants Of The Blues Tenor Sax/Giants Of The Funk Tenor Sax, Various Artists, 1991
info Windy City Blues, Various Artists, 1992
info Prestige Soul Jazz Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1994
info Funky Beats, Various Artists, 1994
info Blue '60s: Blue Note Strikes a Radical Chord, Various Artists, 1995
info The Bluesville Years, Vol. 4: In the Key of Blues, Various Artists, 1995
info Funky Guitar Breaks, Various Artists, 1996
info Blue Movies: Scoring for the Studio, Various Artists, 1997
info Songs That Made the Phone Light Up, Various Artists, 1997
info Texas Tenors, Various Artists, 1997
info Jazz Thang, Various Artists, 1997
info Gentle Duke: The Ellington Soloists Play Duke, Various Artists, 1997
info Signifying!: Funky Organ Grooves from the Big Apple, Various Artists, 1998
info The Bluesville Years, Vol. 11: Blues is Heart's Sorrow, Various Artists, 1999
info The Bluesville Years, Vol. 12: Jump, Jumpin' the Blues, Various Artists, 2000
info Jazz Ladies, Various Artists, 2000
info Cold Sweat, Various Artists, 2001
info Soul Jazz Sessions, Various Artists, 2002
info Living In The Streets 2, Various Artists, 2002
info Star Gazer: Cosmic Fusion & Intersteller Jazz, Various Artists, 2002
info Routine Jazz!!: Blue Note DJ Mix By Kei Kobayashi, Various Artists, 2002
info Original Blues Classics Sampler: Bluesville, Various Artists, 2003
info Original Blues Classics Sampler: Swingville, Various Artists, 2003
info Diggin' On Blue: Mixed By Lord Finesse, Various Artists, 2004
info That's What Friends Are For, Various Artists, 2004
info Afrodisia 3, Various Artists, 2004
info Blue Note Trip: Lookin' Back / Movin' On, Various Artists, 2005
info Blue Note Trip: Movin' On, Various Artists, 2005
info Blue Voices: The Finest in Swingin' Jazz Ballads, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 2005
info Jazz Ladies Best, Various Artists, 2005
info Righteousness, Various Artists, 2006
info Hot Grits, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 2006
info Mod Jazz Forever, Various Artists, 2012


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