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"What Do You Know" (Mp3),
Paul's first record release - on RCA Victor.
From his Castle Records CD, "Happy Go Lucky Me (The Paul Evans Songbook)"
My first record release
#6808 (1957) What Do You Know / Dorothy
#6924 (1957) Looking For A Sweetie / Any Little Thing
#6992 (1957) Caught / Poor Broken Heart
#30680 (1958) I Think About You All The Time / Oh! No
Decca Records had five hits in the top 100 in the summer of '58. "I Think About You..." was
their sixth best seller. They neglected to let me know that it hit the charts in Canada. I found
this out when some fans requested the song while I was playing a hop in Canada.
#6138 (1959) At My Party / Beat Generation
#6170 (1960) Long Gone / Mickey, My Love
#200 (1959) Seven Little Girls / Worshipping An Idol (with the Curls)
Originally recorded as a demo for the writers, "Seven Little Girls" was
released by Guaranteed Records, a subsidiary of Carlton Records - as is.
#205 (1960) Midnite Special / Since I Met You Baby
An arrangement of an American folk song re: the legend that if the Midnight Special shone its
light on you in your prison cell at the stroke of midnight, you'd soon be released.
I first did this song live while traveling on the road with the Bobby Comstock Band ("Tennessee Waltz").
#208 (1960) Happy-Go-Lucky-Me / Fish In The Ocean
"Fish In the Ocean" was supposed to be the A side from this recording session. (One of Guaranteed
Record's executives blew into a water glass with a straw to produce the "bubbly, bubbly" sound.)
Harder than singing on "Happy-Go-Lucky Me" was laughing on it. When the record was covered in an
album knock-off of the top 10 hits of the day, one performer sang the song and another laughed on it.
#210 (1960) The Brigade Of Broken Hearts / Twins
#213 (1960) Hushabye, Little Guitar / Blind Boy
LP 1000 (1960) PAUL EVANS SINGS THE FABULOUS TEENS
I'm In Love Again / Hambone Rock / Over The Mountain, Across The Sea
Tutti Frutti / Butterfly / Midnite Special / Slippin' And Slidin' / Honey Love
I'm Walkin' / Since I Met You Baby / 60 Minute Man / The Fool.
LONDON RECORDS (UK)
#8968 (1959) Seven Little Girls / Worshipping An Idol
#9045 (1960) Midnite Special / Since I Met You Baby
#9129 (1960) Happy-Go-Lucky-Me / Fish In The Ocean
#9183 (1960) The Brigade Of Broken Hearts / Twins
#9239 (1960) Hushabye, Little Guitar / Blind Boy
#9636 (1962) Gilding The Lily / The Bell That Couldn't Jingle
#9770 (1963) Ten Thousand Tears / Even Tan
#10340(1971) Think Summer/For Old Times Sake
LP 2248 (1960) "PAUL EVANS SINGS THE FABULOUS TEENS"
The cover of this LP is the same as Guaranteed LP 1000.
Without adding the titles to the cover, London Records added two tracks to their LP,
"Seven Little Girls" and "Worshipping An Idol". Thanks to Marcello Braca for pointing this out to me.
Seven Little Girls / Slippin' And Slidin' / I'm Walkin' / Butterfly
Since I Met You Baby / 60 Minute Man / I'm In Love Again
Over The Mountain, Across The Sea / The Fool / Honey Love
Hambone Rock / Tutti Frutti / Midnite Special / Worshipping An Idol.
#539 (1961) Show Folk / I Love To Make Love To You
#543 (1961) After The Hurricane / Not Me
#554 (1961) This Pullover / Just Because I Love You
#558 (1961) Sisal Twine / Over The Mountain, Across The Sea
LP 129 (1961) "HEAR PAUL EVANS IN YOUR HOME TONIGHT"
Seven Little Girls / Happy-Go-Lucky-Me / Blind Boy / Why / Long Live Love
Worshipping An Idol / The Brigade Of Broken Hearts / Twins / Fire In My Soul
Fish In The Ocean / King Of Broken Hearts / Hushabye, Little Guitar.
LP 130 (1961) "FOLKS SONGS OF MANY LANDS"
Passing Through / Wee Cooper O'Fife / Buckeye Jim / Kevin Barry / Tzena Tzena
Los Cuatros Generales / Mister Hangman / British Grenadiers / Wayfarin' Stranger
Wearing Of The Green / Colorado Trail / Samuel Hall / Golden Vanity
Pig And The Inebriate / The Bomb / Crucified My Lord / Poor Boy.
I remember Carlton Record executives arguing whether or not "Yankee, Russian,
White or Tan, Lord, a Man is Just a Man" (from the song, "Passing Through")
was too controversial (for the times) to be released in a "pop" album.
#473 (1962) Feelin' No Pain / A Picture Of You
#486 (1962) D-Darling / Gonna Build A Mountain
#499 (1962) Gilding The Lily / The Bell That Couldn't Jingle
#520 (1963) We've Got Something On You / What Are The Lips Of Janet
#527 (1963) Ten Thousand Tears / Even Tan
#567 (1963) I'm Gonna Build A Girl/Two Different Things
LP 3346 (1964) "21 YEARS IN A TENNESSEE JAIL" (With the Rocky Mount Ramblers)
Ninety-Nine Years / Shackles And Chains / The Prisoner's Song
Another Town - Another Jail / Allentown Jail / I Got Stripes
Twenty-One Years / In The Jailhouse Now / Marie, Marie
Betty & Dupree's Blues / Columbus Stockade Blues / John Hardy.
LONDON AMERICAN RECORDS (UK)
#RE-R 1349 (1962) A Picture of You / Feelin' No Pain / Gonna Build a Mountain / D-Darling
Thanks to Don Baylis for this addition.
#9728 (1964) Bewitched / I Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself (with Mimi Evans)
#9751 (1964) Gina Marina Petunia / Little Miss Tease
#9842 (1965) Always Thinking Of The Roses / I Wonder What To Do
#44472 (1968) One Red Rose/Bound To Silence
#3571 (1971) Think Summer / For Old Times Sake
#3581 (1971) The Man In The Rowboat / Here We Go 'Round Again
#3614 (1973) Natural Cotton - Natural Man / Natural Cotton - Natural Man (instrumental)
This was originally written as a jingle and was released under the name, "Eli Whitney".
The Instrumental was released under the name, "the Eli Whitney Brass Band".
I'd forgotten about this record. Thanks to Jim Stone of "Big Band Swing" for remembering.
#928 (1972) Try It, You'll Like It/We Liked It
17463 (1973) Do You Remember/That's What Loving You Is All About
73499 (1974) But I Was Born In New York City / Just As Long As You Are There
73650 (1975) All My Children / Move In With Me
BIG TREE RECORDS
16050 (1975) Happy Birthday, America / You Made Me Over
6305 (1977) If I Had My Life To Live Over / Roses Are Red Medley
#183 (1978) Hello, This Is Joannie / Lullaby Tissue Paper Company
A country Billboard top 40 record, "Joannie" went to number 1 on every big-city
country station in the U.S. and went to number 6 on the British "pop" charts.
This was my first record produced in Nashville, TN.
#187 (1978) Down At The Bluebird / I'm Givin' Up My Baby
#193 (1979) Disneyland Daddy / Build An Ark
SPRING RECORDS (UK)
#2066932 (1978) Hello, This Is Joannie / Lullaby Tissue Paper Company
#39 (1979) What's A Nice Guy Like Me Doing In A Place Like This / Build An Ark
POLYDOR RECORDS (UK)
#39 (1979) What's A Nice Guy Like Me Doing In A Place Like This / Build An Ark
"What's A Nice Guy" was initially issued in the UK on Spring #39 (see SPRING RECORDS - UK above).
When Polydor folded Spring, they kept the release available on the parent label.
LP 1008 (1979) "HELLO, THIS IS PAUL EVANS"
Build An Ark / Rosemarie / Hello, This Is Joannie / Disneyland Daddy / Half Man, Half Music
What's A Nice Guy Like Me Doing In A Place Like This? / Lullaby Tissue Paper Company
Mack The Knife / I'm Giving Up My Baby / The First Time I've Had Second Thoughts.
RCA RECORDS (UK)
#5260 (1980) Good Neighbour / An Angel With A Broken Wing
#804 (1980) One Night Led To Two / Hangin' Out And Hangin' In
GARDEN OF EDEN RECORDS
#CD-2100 (1993) "WILLIE'S SUNG WITH EVERYONE (BUT ME)"
Willie's Sung With Everyone (But Me) / Santa's Stuck Up In The Chimney
The Beautiful Grass Of Kentucky / The Yodelin' Jazzman (with Group 5ive)
"Willie's Sung With Everyone (But Me)" is a song about the 84 artists that Willie Nelson
had recorded with and the one artist he hadn't (and still hasn't) sung with - me.
My track wound up as the 23rd side on a Willie Nelson CD, "22 Legendary Willie Nelson Duets";
ACE RECORDS (UK)
#CD 551 (1995) "THE FABULOUS TEENS AND BEYOND"
Midnite Special / Hushabye, Little Guitar / I'm In Love Again / Hambone Rock
Over The Mountain, Across The Sea /Tutti Frutti / Butterfly / Slippin' And Slidin'
Honey Love / I'm Walkin' / Since I Met You Baby / 60 Minute Man
The Fool / Seven Little Girls / Worshipping An Idol / Happy-Go-Lucky-Me
Fish In The Ocean / The Brigade Of Broken Hearts / Blind Boy / Twins
After The Hurricane / Just Because I Love You / Show Folk / Why / Roses Are Red
Disneyland Daddy / Willie's Sung With Everyone (But Me) / Hello, This Is Joannie.
#CD 1214 (1998) "I WAS PART OF THE 50's"
I Was Part Of The 50's / Seven Little Girls / Midnite Special / Honey Love
Happy-Go-Lucky-Me / The Brigade Of Broken Hearts / After The Hurricane
Hushabye, Little Guitar / Happy Birthday, America / Hello, This Is Joannie
Hangin' Out And Hangin' In / Bye Bye Love / Willie's Sung With Everyone (But Me)
I Gotta Know (live) / What Do You Know? / Roses Are Red / When
Interview and reprise of I Was Part Of The 50's.
#WW1110CD (Spring, 2002) "ROSES ARE RED, MY LOVE"
Build An Ark / To Make You Feel My Love / Dot-Com Blues / Roses Are Red (My Love)
Rosemaria / When / By An Oleander Tree / Hangin' Out And Hangin' In
Good Neighbor / Angel with A Broken Wing / Weekend Daddy / Amazing Grace
Finally - my chance to perform my biggest hit songs,
"Roses Are Red (My Love)" and "When" on disk.
#CRRCD715 (April, 2003) "HAPPY GO LUCKY ME - THE PAUL EVANS SONGBOOK"
What Do You Know / Cry, Baby, Cry, / Good Good Thing / Seven Little Girls (Sitting in the Back Seat)
Since I Met You Baby / 60 Minute Man / Midnight Special / The Fool
Happy-Go-Lucky Me / Twins / Hushabye, Little GUitar / This Pullover
If I Had My Live To Live Over / Hello, This Is Joannie / I Gotta Know / When
If There Were No Moon / Johnny Will / Something Blue / Roses Are Red (My Love)
Worried Guy / You Won't See Me ANymore / Happiness Is / The Next Step Is Love
Tender Moments / Quiet Desperation / Stuart Coleman Interview / I Was a Part of the 50's
(July, 2006) "HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA"
A remixed and remastered version of the song, originally issued for the American Bicentennial.
(December, 2006) "SANTA'S STUCK UP IN THE CHIMNEY"
A remixed and remastered version of the song.
1) Kapp LP #3346, "21 Years In A Tennessee Jail", was also released as "Another Town, Another Jail"
2) Unissued tracks from the first signing with RCA Records in 1956/57 are:
Cry Baby Cry, Give Me A Woman, Good Good Thing
Be My Baby Again, Baby Come Home, Let Me Know
3) This discography has concentrated on USA and UK releases only.
Paul Evans has had records released throughout the world.
4) Additions by Tony Wilkinson.
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