DON COVAY





NORTH-AMERICAN SINGLES

RED ROBIN 134 THE RAINBOWS (poss. feat. Don Covay) Mary Lee / Evening6/1955 US
PILGRIM 703 THE RAINBOWS (poss. feat. Don Covay) Mary Lee / Evening1956 US
PILGRIM 711 THE RAINBOWS (poss. feat. Don Covay) Shirley / Stay1956 US
RAMA 209 THE RAINBOWS (feat. Don Covay) They Say / Minnie12/1956 US
ATLANTIC 45-1147 PRETTY BOY Bip Bop Bip / Paper Dollar7/1957 US
SUE 709 DON COVAY Believe It Or Not / Betty Jean11/1958 US
BIG 617 PRETTY BOY, LEE SIMMS ORCH. Switchin' In The Kitchen / Rockin' The Mule (Back In Kansas) Swinging Like A Young Gray Mare1958 US
BLAZE 45-350 DON "PRETTY BOY" COVAY AND HIS BAND WITH CHORUS Standing In The Doorway / I'm Lonely Too10/1959 US
FIREFLY FI-313 DON COVAY (OF THE RAINBOWS) If You See Mary Lee / Ooh My Soul195? US
BIG TOP 45-3033 DON COVAY, ORCH: STAN APPLEBAUM Beauty And The Beast / 'Cause I Love You3/1960 US
BIG TOP 45-3060 DON COVAY Hey There / I'm Coming Down With The Blues12/1960 US
FIRE 1012 THE RAINBOWS (poss. feat. Don Covay) Mary Lee / Evening3/1960 US
COLUMBIA 4-41981 DON COVAY Shake Wid The Shake [sic] / Every Which-A-Way1961 US
COLUMBIA 3-41981 (33rpm jukebox single) DON COVAY Shake Wid The Shake [sic] / Every Which-A-Way1961 US
COLUMBIA 4-42058 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS See About Me / Hand Jive Workout1961 US
COLUMBIA 4-42197 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS (Where Are You) Now That I Need You / Teen Life Swag9/1961 US
COLUMBIA 4-42197 DON COVAY AND THE GOODTIMERS (Where Are You) Now That I Need You / Teen Life Swag1961 CAN
EPIC 5-9484 THE GOODTIMERS It's Twistin' Time / Twistin' Train11/1961 US
ARNOLD 1002 DON COVAY AND THE GOODTIMERS Pony Time / Love Boat
(a-side Billboard/pop #60)
1961 US
ARGYLE 1012 THE RAINBOWS (feat. Don Covay) Shirley / Stay   (reissue of Pilgrim 711)1962 US
SCEPTER 1230 THE SOLDIER BOYS (feat. Don Covay) I'm Your Soldier Boy / You Picked Me1962 US
CAMEO 239 DON COVAY The Popeye Waddle / One Little Boy Had Money
(a-side Billboard/pop #75)
12/1962 US
CAMEO 251 DON COVAY Wiggle Wobble / Do The Bug1963 US
DAVE 908 THE RAINBOWS (feat. Don Covay?) I Know / Only A Picture1963 US
DAVE 909 THE RAINBOWS (feat. Don Covay?) It Wouldn't Be Right / Family Monkey1963 US
GRAMO 5508 THE RAINBOWS (feat. Don Covay?) Till Tomorrow / Mama, Take Your Daughter Back196? US
PARKWAY P-894 DON COVAY Ain't That Silly / Turn It On1964 US
PARKWAY P-910 DON COVAY The Froog / One Little Boy Had Money3/1964 US
ROSEMART 45-801 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS Mercy, Mercy / Can't Stay Away
(a-side Billboard/r'n'b #35)
8/1964 US
ROSEMART 45-802 DON COVAY Take This Hurt Off Me / Please Don't Let Me Know
(a-side Billboard/pop #97 & Billboard/r'n'b #97)
11/1964 US
LANDA 704 DON COVAY You're Good For Me / Truth Of The Light1965 US
ATLANTIC 45-2280 DON COVAY The Boomerang / Daddy Loves Baby3/1965 US
ATLANTIC 45-2286 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS Please Do Something / A Woman's Love
(a-side Billboard/r'n'b #21)
5/1965 US
ATLANTIC 45-2301 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS Seesaw / I Never Get Enough Of Your Love
(a-side Billboard/pop #44 & Billboard/r'n'b #5)
9/1965 US
ATLANTIC 45-2323 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS Watching The Late Late Show / Sookie Sookie2/1966 US
ATLANTIC 45-2340 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS Iron Out The Rough Spots / You Put Something On Me6/1966 US
ATLANTIC 45-2357 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS Somebody's Got To Love You / Temptation Was Too Strong10/1966 US
ATLANTIC 45-2375 DON COVAY Shingaling '67 / I Was There
(a-side Billboard/pop #133 & Billboard/r'n'b #50)
1/1967 US
ATLANTIC 45-2407 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS 40 Days - 40 Nights / The Usual Place5/1967 US
ATLANTIC 45-2440 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS Never Had No Love / You've Got Me On Your Critical List9/1967 US
ATLANTIC 45-2481 THE GOODTIMERS Chain Of Fools / Prove It1968 US
ATLANTIC 45-2494 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS Don't Let Go / It's In The Wind1968 US
ATLANTIC 45-2521 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS Gonna Send You Back To Your Mama / House On The Corner5/1968 US
ATLANTIC 45-2530 (p/s) "THE SOUL CLAN" FEAT. DON COVAY, SOLOMON BURKE, JOE TEX, BEN E. KING & ARTHUR CONLEY Soul Meeting / That's How It Feels
(a-side Billboard/pop #91 & Billboard/r'n'b #34)
1968 US
ATLANTIC 45-2565 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS I Stole Some Love / Snake In The Grass10/1968 US
ATLANTIC 45-2609 DON COVAY AND THE JEFFERSON LEMON BLUES BAND Sweet Pea / C.C. Rider Blues1969 US
ATLANTIC 45-2666 (one-sided white-label promo) DON COVAY & JEFFERSON LEMON BLUES BAND Black Woman / -9/1969 US
ATLANTIC 45-2666 DON COVAY & JEFFERSON LEMON BLUES BAND Black Woman / Ice Cream Man (The Gimme Game)
(a-side Billboard/r'n'b #43)
1969 US
ATLANTIC 45-2725 DON COVAY Everything I Do Goin' Be Funky / Key To The Highway3/1970 US
ATLANTIC 45-2742 DON COVAY, THE JEFFERSON LEMON BLUES BAND Sookie Sookie / Soul Stirrer7/1970 US
JANUS J-164 DON COVAY & THE JEFFERSON LEMON BLUES BAND Sweet Thang / Standing In The Grits Line1971 US
JANUS J-181 DON COVAY & THE JEFFERSON LEMON BLUES BAND Daddy Please Don't Go Out / Why Did You Put Your Shoes Under My Bed1972 US
MERCURY 73311 DON COVAY The Overtime Man / Dungeon Number 37/1972
MERCURY 73385 DON COVAY I Was Checkin' Out She Was Checkin' In / Money (That's What I Want)
(a-side Billboard/pop #29 & Billboard/r'n'b #6)
5/1973 US
MERCURY 73430 DON COVAY Somebody's Been Enjoying My Home / Bad Mouthing
(a-side Billboard/r'n'b #63)
10/1973 US
BARON 101 THE RAINBOWS (feat. Don Covay?) It's Terrific / (reverse by Sonny Walker: Undertaker)   (1950's recording)1973 US
BARON 105 THE RAINBOWS (feat. Don Covay?) Can't You See That I Love You So / (b-side by the Parakeets: My Love Is True)
(1950's recordings)
1973 US
ATLANTIC OLDIES SERIES OS 13037 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS Seesaw / Mercy, Mercy  (reissue)1973? US
RONNIE 45-202 THE RAINBOWS (feat. Don Covay?) Love Me / (reverse by The Mello Moods: Christmas Song)  (prev. unissued 1950's recording)197? US
MERCURY 73469 DON COVAY It's Better To Have (And Don't Need) / Leave Him - Part 1
(a-side Billboard/pop #63 & Billboard/r'n'b #21)
5/1974 US
MERCURY 73648 DON COVAY Rumble In The Jungle / We Can't Make It No More
(a-side Billboard/r'n'b #83)
1975 US
PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL ZS8 3594 DON COVAY No Tell Motel / Right Time For Love6/1976 US
PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL ZS8 3602 DON COVAY Travelin' In Heavy Traffic / Once You Have It9/1976 US
U-VON 101/U-VON 102 DON COVAY Back To The Roots (Part I) / Back To The Roots (Part II)1977 US
RED ROBIN 141 (bootleg) THE RAINBOWS (poss. feat. Don Covay) Shirley / Stay  (reissue)197? US
NEWMAN RECORDS INC N500 DON COVAY Badd Boy / Badd Boy (instrumental version)
(a-side Billboard/r'n'b #74)
1980 US
NEWMAN RECORDS INC N5001 (12") DON COVAY Badd Boy / Badd Boy (instrumental version)1980 US
TURTLETONE 1001 DON COVAY It's Better To Have (And Don't Need) / (reverse by Del Satins: Feelin' No Pain)  (reissue)19?? US
TRIP OLDIES TR-121 DON COVAY Mercy Mercy / (reverse by Sam & Dave: Hold On I'm Comin')  (reissue)19?? US

Note: Pretty Boy on Rhythm Records ("I'm Bad" / "Find My Baby", Rhythm 1768, 1954) is not Don Covay.




NON-AMERICAN SINGLES

LONDON 45-HL-1250 PRETTY BOY Paper Dollar / Bip Bop Bip1/1958 AUS
PHILIPS PB 1140 DON COVAY AND THE GOODTIMERS Shake Wid The Shake [sic] / Every Which A-Way1961 UK
PYE INTERNATIONAL 7N 25075 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS Pony Time / Love Boat3/1961 UK
KARUSELL KFF 341 (Norwegian edition with blue vinyl) THE GOODTIMERS Pony Time / Love Boat1961 SWE/NOR
FONTANA H 360 THE GOODTIMERS It's Twistin' Time / Twistin' Train1/1962 UK
KARUSELL KFF 475 (p/s, blue wax)  DON COVAY The Popeye Waddle / One Little Boy Had Money1962 SWE
CAMEO-PARKWAY C.239 (large/small centre hole) DON COVAY The Popeye Waddle / One Little Boy Had Money3/1963 UK
COLUMBIA DO-4352 DON COVAY The Popeye Waddle / One Little Boy Had Money1963 AUS
ATLANTIC AK-730 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS Mercy Mercy / Can't Stay Away1964 AUS
ATLANTIC AT.4006 DON COVAY AND THE GOODTIMERS Mercy, Mercy / Can't Stay Away9/1964 UK
ATLANTIC 112086 DON COVAY Please Don't Let Me Know / Take This Hurt Off Me1964 FRA
ATLANTIC AT.4016 DON COVAY Take This Hurt Off Me / Please Don't Let Me Know1/1965 UK
ATLANTIC AT.4056 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS Seesaw / I Never Get Enough Of Your Love12/1965 UK
ATLANTIC 45-2286 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS Please Do Something / A Woman's Love1965 JAM
ATLANTIC AT.4078 DON COVAY Sookie Sookie / Watching The Late Late Show3/1966 UK
ATLANTIC S-33-1649 (33rpm, small centre hole) DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS Sookie Sookie / Papi Quire A La Nena (Daddy Loves Baby)1966 ARG
ATLANTIC 584025 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS You Put Something On Me / Iron Out The Rough Spots8/1966 UK
ATLANTIC 650019 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS You Put Something On Me / Iron Out The Rough Spots1966 FRA
ATLANTIC ATL 10820 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS You Put Something On Me / Iron Out The Rough Spots8/1966 HOL
ATLANTIC 584059 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS See-Saw / Somebody's Got To Love You12/1966 UK
ATLANTIC 650 141 (p/s)  DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS Sookie Sookie / See-Saw1966 FRA 
ATLANTIC 584082 DON COVAY Shing-A-Ling '67 / I Was There1967 UK
ATLANTIC 584094 DON COVAY Mercy Mercy / Sookie Sookie3/1967 UK
ATLANTIC 584114 DON COVAY AND THE GOODTIMERS 40 Days - 40 Nights / The Usual Place6/1967 UK
ATLANTIC 584202 THE SOUL CLAN Soul Meeting / That's How It Feels1968 UK
ATLANTIC 650 094 (p/s) DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS Don't Let Go / It's In The Wind1968 FRA
ATLANTIC 650 141 (p/s) DON COVAY Sookie Sookie / See-Saw1969 FRA
ATLANTIC 2091 018 DON COVAY  Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky / Key To The Highway7/1970 UK
ATLANTIC 2091 104 DON COVAY See Saw / Mercy, Mercy7/1971 UK
ATLANTIC K 10600 (p/s) DON COVAY You Put Me On The Critical List / Forty Days - Forty Nights
(issued with printed black sleeve)
1971 UK
MERCURY 6052 258 DON COVAY Memphis / Leave Him 5/1973 UK
MERCURY 6052 258 (p/s) DON COVAY Memphis / Leave Him (Part 1) 1973 HOL
MERCURY 6052 373 (p/s) DON COVAY I Was Checkin' Out She Was Checkin' In / Money (That's What I Want) 1973 HOL
MERCURY 6052 388 DON COVAY Bad Mouthing / I Was Checkin' Out, She Was Checkin' In 1/1974 UK
MERCURY 6052 634 DON COVAY It's Better To Have (And Don't Need) / Leave Him (Part 1)
(a-side British Top 50 Singles #29)
7/1974 UK
ATLANTIC K 10515 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS (a) / DON COVAY (b) Seesaw / Mercy Mercy  (reissue) 11/1974 UK
PROMO MAXI/PHONOGRAM DJ 14 (promo) DON COVAY Rumble In The Jungle / Sexy Lady  (reissue) 1975 UK
ATLANTIC K 10600 (black & gray label; small centre hole) DON COVAY You Put Me On The Critical List / 40 Days And 40 Nights  (stereo reissue) 1975 UK
PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIOANL PIR 4528 DON COVAY No Tell Motel / Right Time For Love 1976 POR
PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL S PIR 4663 DON COVAY Travelin' In Heavy Traffic / Once You Have It10/1976 UK




EP'S

KARUSELL KSEP 3227 (p/s) V/A: TOP HITS, VOL.2 
The Goodtimers: Pony Time (other tracks by Four Esquires: Sweet Sixteen She'll Never Be / Bobby Martin: Corinna, Corinna / Calendar Girl)
1961 SWE
VOGUE EPL. 7853 (p/s) DON COVAY AND THE GOODTIMERS/EDDIE GAINES: NO 1 HIT PARADE U.S.A. - ORIGINAL PONY TIME 
Pony Time / Love Boat / (reverse by Eddie Gaines: I Never Had It So Good / Out Of Gas)
1962 FRA
ATLANTIC 212090 (p/s) DON COVAY
Please Don't Let Me Know / Mercy, Mercy / Take This Hurt Off Me / Can't Stay Away
1965 FRA
ATLANTIC 750012 M (p/s)  DON COVAY
Sookie Sookie / Watching The Late Late Show / See Saw / Fat Man
1966 FRA 
ATLANTIC ATM 1 DON COVAY/THE MAR-KEYS/THE BAR-KAYS
See Saw / Mercy, Mercy / (other tracks by The Mar-Keys: Last Night / The Bar-Kays: Soul Finger)
3/1980 UK
DJ PROMO MAXI/PHONOGRAM # (promo) DALE HAWKINS/DON COVAY/DETROIT EMERALDS/CISSY HOUSTON
Money (other tracks by Dale Hawkins: Suzie Q / Detroit Emeralds: Long Live The King / Cissy Houston: I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself)
198? UK
WILDCAT WCR 205 (p/s) V/A: IN THE CAREFREE WAY TO TRAVEL TODAY!
Pretty Boy: Bip Bop Bip / (other tracks by Lola Dee, Dorothy Collins & Bill Snyder)
19?? SWE
NORTON EP-118 (p/s) DON COVAY - PRETTY BOY ROCK & ROLL
Switchen In The Kitchen / Rockin' The Mule / Mary / Ooh My Soul  (1958 recordings, b-side prev. unissued)
2004 US




ALBUMS

RCA VICTOR LPM/LSP-2494 KING CURTIS COMBO: ARTHUR MURRAY'S MUSIC FOR DANCING - THE TWIST!  (LP)
Jersey Bounce - Twist / Twistin' Time / Honeysuckle Rose / The Peppermint Twist / The Huckle-Buck - Twist / The Arthur Murray Twist / Stompin' At The Savoy - Twist / The Twist / 12th Street Twist / Let's Twist Again / Alright Okay, You Win - Twist / The Fly
(vocal tracks sung by Don Covay)
-- German edition: RCA Victor LSP-2494, 1961/Italian edition: RCA Victor LPM/LSP-2494, 1962/cd reissue: Shout! SHOUT 69, 2010 UK --
1961 US
ATLANTIC SD 8104 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS: MERCY!  (LP)
Mercy Mercy / I'll Be Satisfied / Come On In / Can't Stay Away / Can't Fight It Baby / You're Good For Me / Take This Hurt Off Me / Daddy Loves Baby / Come See About Me / You Must Believe In Me / Please Don't Let Me Know / Just Because
-- UK edition: Atlantic ATL 5025, 1965/reissues: Atlantic AS 128015/"Mercy!/See-Saw" Koch KOC-CD-8186, 2000 US --
1965 US
ATLANTIC SD 8120 SEE-SAW  (LP)
See-Saw / The Boomerang / Everything Gonna Be Everything / Fat Man / Precious You / Iron Out The Rough Spots / Please Do Something / I Never Get Enough Of Your Love / The Usual Place / A Woman's Love / Sookie Sookie / Mercy Mercy
-- UK edition: Atlantic 587 062, 1967/reissue: "Mercy!/See-Saw" Koch KOC-CD-8186, 2000 US --
1966 US
ATLANTIC SD 8237 DON COVAY & THE JEFFERSON LEMON BLUES BAND: THE HOUSE OF THE BLUE LIGHTS  (LP)
Key To The Highway / Mad Dog Blues / The Blues Don't Knock / Blues Ain't Nothin' But A Woman On Your Mind / The House Of The Blue Lights Part 1 / Four Women / Steady Roller / Homemade Love / But I Forgive You Blues / Shut Your Mouth / The House Of The Blue Lights Part 2
-- UK edition: Atlantic K 50225, 1969/cd reissue: Sepia-Tone 11, 2002 US --
1969 US
JANUS JLS 3038 DON COVAY & THE JEFFERSON LEMON BLUES BAND: DIFFERENT STROKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS  (LP)
Sweet Thang / Daddy Please Don't Go Out Tonight / Shoes Under My Bed / Stop By / Bad Luck / Hitchin' A Ride / Standing In The Grits Line / In The Sweet Bye & Bye / Ain't Nothing A Young Girl Can Do / If There's A Will There's A Way / What's In The Headlines
-- reissue: "Sweet Thang", Charly/Topline TOP 137, 1985 UK --
1970 US
PHONOGRAM/MERCURY SRM-1-653 SUPER DUDE I  (LP)
Overtime Man / Leave Him Part 1 / I Stayed Away Too Long / I Was Checkin' Out She Was Checkin' In / Hold To Your Promise / The Pinch Hitters / Somebody's Been Enjoying My Home / Bad Mouthing / Leave Him Part 2 / Money / Don't Step On A Man When He's Down
-- UK edition: Mercury 6338 211, 1973/reissue: RPM/Shout CD RPMSH 292, 2005 UK --
1973 US
MERCURY 1020 DON COVAY & THE JEFFERSON LEMON BLUES BAND: HOT BLOOD  (LP)
It's Better To Have / A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste / Sexy Lady / We Can't Make It No More / Rumble In The Jungle / What's Good To You / I Been Here All The Time / Hot Blood / Enjoy What You Have / Gangster Strut
-- UK edition: Mercury/De Luxe 9100 010, 1975/reissue: RPM CD RPMSH 296, 2005 UK --
1975 US
PHILADELPHIA INT. PZ 33958 TRAVELIN' IN HEAVY TRAFFIC  (LP)
No Tell Motel / Chocolate Honey / You Owe It To Your Body / Travelin' In Heavy Traffic / Feelings / Right Time For Love / Six Million Dollar Wish (Jaws) / Sweet (And You Shall Be Rewarded)
-- UK edition: Philadelphia PIR 81492, 1976 --
1976 US
VERSATILE NED 1123 FUNKY YO YO  (LP)
Yo-Yo Part 1 / I Don't Think I Can Make It / Three Time Loser / An Ugly Woman (Is Twice As Sweet) / Yo-Yo Part 2 / Love Is Sweeter On The Other Side / You Can't Get Something For Nothing / Your Love Has Got To Me
-- reissue: Shout CD 25, 2006 UK --
1977 US
MERCURY/POLYGRAM 836 030-1 CHECKIN' IN WITH DON COVAY  (LP)
It's Better To Have (And Don't Need) / I Was Checkin' Out She Was Checkin' In / Hot Blood / We Can't Make It No More / Hold You To Your Promise / Rumble In The Jungle / A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste / Over-Time Man / Somebody's Been Enjoying My Home / Money (That's What I Want) / I Stayed Away Too Long / Memphis / Leave Him Dungeon #3 / There's Something On Your Mind / I Was Checkin' Out She Was Checkin' In
-- cd reissue: Mercury/PolyGram 836030, 1994 US --
1988 US
CANNONBALL CBD 29116 DON COVAY & FRIENDS: ADLIB  (CD)
Don Covay Boogie / Mercy Mercy / One Step Woman / Nine Times A Man / Chill Factory / The Red Comb Song / Chain Of Fools / Victims / B.Y.O.B. / He Don't Know / Poontang / Hall Of Fame / Podium / Three Time Loser / Don Covay Boogie (Slight Reprise)
(with Paul Rodgers, Wilson Pickett, Syl Johnson, Ann Peebles, Otis Clay, Frederick Knight, Anton Fig, Dan Penn, etc.)
2000 US
CLASSIC WORLD 2026 YOUR LOVE HAD GOT TO ME  (CD)
Yo-Yo / I Don't Think I Can Make It / Three Time Loser / Ugly Woman, An (Is Twice As Sweet) / Yo-Yo Part II / Love Is Sweeter On The Other Side / You Can't Get Something For Nothing / Your Love Had Got To Me
2002 US




COLLECTIONS

EDSEL ED 127 DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS: MERCY!  (LP)
See Saw / I Never Get Enough Of Your Love / Iron Out The Rough Spots / Sookie Sookie / A Woman's Love / Watching The Late Late Show / Somebody's Got To Love You / Temptation Was Too Strong / Mercy Mercy / The Boomerang / Can't Stay Away / Come See About Me / Take This Hurt Off Me / You're Good For Me / Precious You / Daddy Loves Baby
(1964-66 recordings)
1984 UK
RAZOR & TIE RE 2053 MERCY MERCY - THE DEFINITE DON COVAY  (CD)
Bip Bop Bip / Pony Time / See About Me / Now That I Need You / Mercy Mercy / Take This Hurt Off Me / Daddy Loves Baby / The Usual Place / Please Do Something / A Woman's Love / See Saw / Sookie Sookie / Iron Out The Rough Spots / Watching The Late Late Show / Temptation Was Too Strong / It's In The Wind / You've Got Me On The Critical List / I Stole Some Love / Overtime Man / I Was Checkin' Out She Was Checkin' In / It's Better To Have / We Can't Make It No More / No Tell Motel
1994 US
DEMAND LP 210/OFFICIAL CD 5565 OOH! MY SOUL - THE ROCKIN' YEARS  (LP/CD)
Ooh! My Soul / Paper Dollar / Switchin' In The Kitchen / Believe It Or Not / Shake With The Snake / Bip Bop Bip / Rockin' The Mule / Comin' Down With The Blues / Betty Jean / One Little Boy Had Money / Fat Man / See About Me / Come On Back / Every Wich-A-Way / Where Are You / Pony Time / Popeye Waddle / Please Don't Let Me Know / Hand Jive Workout / Love Boat / Can't You See I Love You (the Rainbows) / It's Terrific (the Rainbows) / My Woman's Love / Take This Hurt Off Me / See Saw / Mercy Mercy
1998 FRA/DEN
PILGRIM CD 801 THE RAINBOWS: MARY LEE  (CD)
Mary Lee / You Broke My Heart / Hold My Hand / Minnie / Evening / Shirley / Come On Back / Have A Ball / They Say / It's Terrific / Love Me / Shake That Thing / Oh Boy / Don't Take Away The Girl I Love / It Wouldn't Be Right / Stay / Can't You See I Love You So / Only A Picture / The Telephone Is Ringing / If You See Mary Lee / I Know / Family Monkey / Evening (version 2)
199?
KOCH KOC-CD-8186 MERCY!/SEE-SAW  (CD)
Mercy, Mercy / I'll Be Satisfied / Come On In / Can't Stay Away / Can't Fight It Baby / You're Good For Me / Take This Hurt Off Me / Daddy Loves Baby / Come See About Me / You Must Believe In Me / Please Don't Let Me Know / Just Because / See Saw / The Boomerang / Everything Gonna Be Everything / Fat Man / Precious You / Iron Out The Rough Spots / Please Do Something / I Never Get Enough Of Your Love / The Usual Place / A Woman's Love / Sookie, Sookie
2000 US
RPM/SHOUT! RPMSH 292 SUPER DUDE - THE MERCURY YEARS, VOL.1 PLUS  (CD)
Overtime Man / I Stayed Away Too Long / I Was Checkin' Out, She Was Checkin' In / Hold You To Your Promise / Memphis / The Pinch Hitters / Somebody's Been Enjoying My Home / Bad Mouthing / Leave Him, Pt.1 / Leave Him, Pt.2 / Money / Don't Step On A Man When He's Down / Sweet Thang / Daddy, Please Don't Go Out Tonight / Why Did You Put Your SHoes Under My Bed / Stop By / Bad Luck / Hitching A Ride
2005 UK
RPM/SHOUT! RPMSH 296 HOT BLOOD - THE MERCURY YEARS, VOL.2 PLUS  (CD)
It's Better To Have (And Don't Need) / A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste / Sexy Lady / We Can't Make It No More / Rumble In The Jungle / What's Good To You (Don't Have To Be Good For You) / I Been Here All The Time / Hot Blood / Enjoy What You Have / Gangster Strut (instrumental) / Dungeon No.3
2005 UK
SHOUT! CD 25 FUNKY YO YO  (CD)
Three Time Loser / Love Is Sweeter On The Other Side / I Don't Think I Can Make It / Yo-Yo Part 1 / Yo-Yo Part 2 / Your Love Has Got To Me / You Can't Get Something For Nothing / An Ugly Woman (Is Twice As Sweet) / Standing In The Grits Line / In The Sweet Bye & Bye / Ain't Nothing A Young Girl Can Do / If There's A Will There's A Way / What's In The Headlines
(extended reissue of Versatile NED 1123)
2006 UK
RHINO/WEA INTERNATIONAL 8122799948 THE PLATINUM COLLECTION  (CD)
Seesaw / Mercy Mercy / Come On In / Take This Hurt Off Me / Sookie Sookie / The Boomerang / Please Do Something / Sweet Pea (Don't Love Nobody But Herself) / Everything I Do Goin' Be Funky / You Must Believe Me / Fat Man / Iron Out The Rough Spots / Come See About Me / You're Good For Me / Mad Dog Blues / But I Forgive You / Key To The Highway / I'll Be Satisfied / I Never Get Enough Of Your Love / The Usual Place / A Women's Love / Precious You
2007 US
THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC CO. 32 SUPER BAD  (CD)
Sweet Thang / Daddy, Please Don't Go Out Tonight / Why Did You Put Your Shoes Under My Bed / Stop By / Bad Luck / Hitchin' A Ride / Three Time Loser / I Don't Think I Can Make It / Love Is Sweeter / Ugly Woman / Your Love Has Got To Me / Standing In The Grits Line / You Can't Get Something For Nothin' / Ain't Nothing A Young Girl Can Do / What's In The Headlines / If There's A Will There's A Way / Funky Yo Yo Part 1 / Funky Yo Yo Part 2
2009 US


Note: The 1970 LP "Country Funk" (Polydor 2482 018), which has sometimes been incorrectly credited as being a Don Covay release, is actually by a band called Country Funk



COMPILATIONS & GUEST APPEARANCES

FIRE FLP 100 V/A: HERE ARE THE HITS! (THE ORIGINAL ALL-TIME ROCK AND ROLL FAVORITES)  (LP)
The Rainbows: Mary Lee / Evening
1959 US
INTERNATIONAL AWARD AK/AKS-193 BIG CHARLIE & HIS LEMON TWISTERS: DO THE TWIST  (LP)
Twist It Up / Twist A-Roo / Mister Twister / Let's Twist, Little Miss / The New York Twist
(Note: these tracks are written by Don Covay-John Berry, possibly featuring Don Covay on vocals)
1962 US
GRAND PRIX K/KS-193 JOHNNY MCGEE & HIS INTERNATIONAL TWISTERS: EVERYBODY TWIST  (LP)
Twist It Up / Twist A-Roo / Mister Twister / Let's Twist, Little Miss / The New York Twist
(reissue of International Award AK/AKS-193)
1962 US
CAMEO C-1068 V/A: IT'S DANCE TIME  (LP)
The Popeye Waddle
1963 US
WYNCOTE W/SW-9054 V/A: ALL THE HITS WITH ALL THE STARS, VOL.2  (LP)
Popeye Waddle
1964 US
DESIGN SDLP-190 V/A: SHINDIG!  (LP)
Pony Time
1965 US
DESIGN DLP-217 V/A: TEEN-TIME MILLION SELLER HITS BY THE ORIGINAL ARTISTS  (LP)
Pony Time
1965 US
WYNCOTE W/SW-9111 V/A: DANCE A GO-GO WITH THE STARS  (LP)
Do The Bug
1965 US
WYNCOTE W/SW-9121 V/A: DANCE A GO-GO WITH THE STARS, VOL.2  (LP)
The Froog
1966 US
ATLANTIC SD 8116 V/A: SOLID GOLD SOUL - AMERICA'S GREAT SOUL SINGERS  (LP)
See-Saw / Mercy, Mercy
-- UK editions: Atlantic ATL 5048/Atlantic 587037, 1966 UK --
1966 US
ATLANTIC 587021 V/A: MIDNIGHT SOUL  (LP)
You Put Something On Me
1966 UK
ATLANTIC 587064 V/A: SOCK IT TO EM!  (LP)
Temptation Was Too Strong
1966 UK
ATLANTIC 0820 1413 V/A: RHYTHM AND BLUES FORMIDABLE, VOLUME 2  (LP)
40 Days - 40 Nights
-- reissue: Atlantic 40 253, 1972 FRA --
1967 FRA
ATLANTIC SD 8170 V/A: THIS IS SOUL  (LP)
Mercy, Mercy
-- UK edition: Atlantic 643 301, 1968/lp reissues: Atlantic K 20023, 1972 UK/Atlantic SOUL 1, 1984 UK/cd reissue: Rhino 5144-20123-2, 2007 UK --
1968 US
ATLANTIC SD 8194 V/A: HISTORY OF RHYTHM & BLUES, VOLUME 6 - ON BROADWAY 1963-64  (LP)
Mercy, Mercy
1968 US
ATCO SD 33-281 V/A: SOUL CLAN  (LP)
Soul Meeting (Soul Clan feat. Solomon Burke, Arthur Covey, Don Covay, Ben E. King & Joe Tex) / Mercy Mercy / That's How I Feel (Soul Clan feat. Solomon Burke, Arthur Covey, Don Covay, Ben E. King & Joe Tex) / See Saw
1969 US
ABKCO 4223 V/A: ROCK-O-RAMA, VOL.2  (LP)
Popeye Waddle
1972 US
ATLANTIC 40 256 V/A: RHYTHM AND BLUES FORMIDABLE, VOLUME 5  (LP)
Don't Let Go
1972 FRA
COLLECTOR LP 1016 V/A: HAVE SOME REAL SOUND, HAVE SOME ROCK AND ROLL  (LP)
Pretty Boy: Bip Bop Bip
1973 HOL
ATLANTIC K 50164 V/A: ATLANTIC BLAC GOLD, VOLUME 2  (LP)
See Saw
1975 UK
HARLEM HIT PARADE HHP 5008 V/A: YESTERDAYS APOLLO  (LP)
Pony Time
1976 US
PICKWICK GRAND PRIX SERIES K-429/KS-429 V/A: DON COVAY + BROOK BENTON  (LP)
Pony Time / Love Boat
19?? US
ATLANTIC 81297-2 V/A: ATLANTIC RHYTHM & BLUES 1947-1974, VOL.5 (1962-1966)  (CD)
Mercy Mercy / See Saw
1985 US
CBS 86321 THE ROLLING STONES: DIRTY WORK  (LP)
One Hit (To The Body) / Fight / Harlem Shuffle / Hold Back / Too Rude Winning Ugly / Back To Zero / Dirty Work / Had It With You / Sleep Tonight / Piano Instrumental
(Note: some tracks feat. Don Covay on bckgr.vocals)
-- reissues: Virgin CD 39648/Columbia-Sony CD 40250, 1990 --
1986 US/UK
FLAME LP 002 V/A: DESPERATE ROCK'N'ROLL, VOL.4  (LP)
Ooh My Soul
1987 UK
WILDERNESS LP 21667 V/A: WILD AND FRANTIC  (LP)
Pretty Boy: Switchin' In The Kitchen / Rockin' The Mule / Don Covay: Believe It Or Not
198?
ESOLDUN RR 2015 V/A: SCREAMIN' ROCK'N'ROLL  (LP)
Rockin' The Mule / Switchin' In The Kitchen / Ooh My Soul / Believe It Or Not
198? FRA
CANDY 001 V/A: AT THE PARTY! 16 ROMPIN' STOMPIN' LEASE BREAKIN' TUNES  (LP)
Prettty Boy: Bip Bop Bip
198?
ATLANTIC 81620/ATLANTIC 82305-2 V/A: ATLANTIC RHYTHM & BLUES 1947-1974  (8-CD)
Mercy Mercy / See Saw
1991 US
RELIC 7046 V/A: RAGING HARLEM HIT PARADE, VOL.2  (LP/CD)
The Rainbows: Mary Lee
1993 US
SHANACHI 9004 V/A: PEOPLE GET READY: A TRIBUTE TO CURTIS MAYFIELD  (CD)
Don Covay & Angela Strehli: Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um / Don Covay: You Must Believe In Me
1993 US
FLAME CD 003 V/A: DESPERATE ROCK'N'ROLL, VOL.3  (CD)
Ooh, My Soul
1993 UK
EMI SUEBOX 1/EMI 7243 8 28093 2 6 V/A: THE SUE RECORDS STORY  (4-CD)
Believe It Or Not / Betty Jean
1994 US
OFFICIAL OFF CD 5005 V/A: MORE WILD & FRANTIC - BLACK SHOUTERS  (CD)
Pretty Boy: Switchin' In The Kitchen / Rockin' The Mule
1995 DEN
ICHIBAN SOUL CLASSICS 2506-2 V/A: CHEATIN' - FROM A MAN'S POINT OF VIEW  (CD)
I Was Checkin' Out She Was Checkin' In
1995 US
RHINO 72815 V/A: BEG SCREAM & SHOUT - THE BIG OL' BOX OF '60S SOUL  (6-CD)
See Saw
1997 US
ACE CDCHD 718 V/A: LET THE BOOGIE WOOGIE ROCK'N'ROLL  (CD)
Pretty Boy: Bip Bop Bip
1999 UK
KENT CDKEND 168 V/A: AT THE CLUB  (CD)
Chain Of Fools (by the Goodtimers) / 40 Days - 40 Nights (by Don Covay & the Goodtimers)
1999 UK
KENT CDKEND 173 V/A: WHERE IT'S AT - SOUL IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR  (CD)
You've Got Me On The Critical List / See Saw
1999 UK
RELIC 7061 V/A: DOO-WOP DEDICATIONS TO THE 1950S GIRLS  (LP/CD)
The Rainbows: Mary Lee
199? US
RELIC 7079 V/A: RED ROBIN RECORDS, PART 1  (LP/CD)
The Rainbows: Evening / Mary Lee
199? US
RELIC 7080 V/A: RED ROBIN RECORDS, PART 2  (LP/CD)
The Rainbows: Evening
199? US
RELIC 7101 V/A: WHAT'S YOUR NAME  (LP/CD)
The Rainbows: Mary Lee / Shirley
199? US
SIRE/WARNER BROS./BLUE HORIZON 9 26731-2  V/A: SWEET SOUL MUSIC - VOICES FROM THE SHADOWS  (CD)
It's In The Wind
199? US
MR. MAESTRO 300 V/A: WILD AND FRANTIC  (CD)
Pretty Boy: Switchin' In The Kitchen / Rockin' The Mule / Don Covay: Believe It Or Not / Bip Bop Bip
199?
CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION VSOP CD 296 V/A: YOU CAN MAKE IT IF YOU TRY - THE R&B ORIGINALS THAT INSPIRED THE STONES  (CD) 
Mercy Mercy
2000
CAMP PARK CP 4009 V/A: CAMP PARK RECORDS VOL. 3 - ON THE NORTHERN SIDE  (CD)
Turn It On
200?
SANCTUARY CMRCD 104 V/A: YO YO - 70S JAZZ, SOUL & FUNK RARITIES FROM THE OLD SCHOOL  (CD)
Yo Yo Part 1 / Yo Yo Part 2
2001 US
ACE CDCHD 880 V/A: GREAT GOOGA MOOGA  (CD)
Pretty Boy: Bip Bop Bip
2003 UK
LA CIENEGA LACGA 702 V/A: THE UPSETTERS  (CD)
Pretty Boy: Bip Bop Bip
2003 SPA 
KENT CDKEND 228 V/A: LAND OF 1000 DANCES - SPECIAL SOUL & FUNK EDITION  (CD)
The Boomerang
2004 UK
ACE CDCHD 985 V/A: ROCKIN' FROM COAST TO COAST, VOL.3  (CD)
Believe It Or Not
2004 UK
ABKCO 0602498365328 V/A: CAMEO PARKWAY 1957-1967  (4-CD)
The Popeye Waddle
2005 US
WRH MUSIC # V/A: WILD ROCK'N'ROLL HOWLERS - 35 SCREAMIN' DANCE TRACKS  (CD)
Pretty Boy: Rockin' The Mule
200?
KRYPTON KR-8061 V/A: DOO-WOP COLLECTORS CLASSICS, VOL.1  (CD)
Don Covay & the Goodtimers: Now That I Have You / Shake Wid The Shake / See About Me / Hand Jive Workout / Teen Life Swag / Every Which Way
200?
SPECTRUM MUSIC 9835127 V/A: DISKY FRIENDS REUNITED - THE CLASS OF... 1974  (CD)
It's Better To Have (And Don't Need)
2007
RHINO 8362 V/A: DIRECTOR'S CUT : MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF MICHAEL MANN  (2-CD)
Soul Clan: That's How It Feels
2007 US
RHINO/ATLANTIC ? V/A: ATLANTIC TOP 60 : SWEAT-SOAKED SOUL CLASSICS  (CD)
Mercy, Mercy / See Saw
2007 US
100 HITS DMG100 007 V/A: 100 HITS - SOUL  (5-CD)
See Saw
2007 US
UNIVERSAL MUSIC OPERATIONS 531 261-8 V/A: A COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO NORTHERN SOUL  (4-CD)
It's Better To Have (And Don't Need)
2008 EU
WM AUSTRALIA ? V/A: 15 OF THE BEST : SOUL CLASSICS  (CD)
See Saw
2008 AUS
ACE CDCHD 1172 V/A: ROCK ON  (5-CD)
It's Better To Have (And Don't Need)
2008 UK
RHINO HANDMADE 7739 V/A: ATLANTIC SOUL : 1959-1975  (4-CD)
Come See About Me / Sookie Sookie / Iron Out The Rough Spots
2008 US
RHINO WMTV 100 V/A: 100 SOUL CLASSICS  (4-CD)
See Saw / Everything I Do Goin' Be Funky
2009 US
MICRO WERKS MIW 101005 V/A: K-TEL PRESENTS : SUPER BAD IS BACK  (4-CD)
I Was Checkin' Out She Was Checkin' In
2009
ACE CDCHD 1211 V/A: HOLY MACKEREL - PRETENDERS TO LITTLE RICHARD'S THRONE  (CD)
Pretty Boy: Switchin' In The Kitchen
2009 UK
100 HITS DMG100 066 V/A: 100 HITS : SIXTIES POP  (5-CD)
Come See About Me
2010
CRIMSON PRODUCTIONS CRIMCDHITS 007 V/A: SOUL HITS  (2-CD)
See Saw
2010
CHROME DREAMS CDCD 5038 V/A: THE CRAMPS' JUKEBOX  (2-CD)
Pretty Boy: Switchin' In The Kitchen
2010
SONY MUSIC 781851 V/A: WEST COAST SEATTLE BOY - THE JIMI HENDRIX ANTHOLOGY  (5-CD)
Mercy, Mercy / Can't Stay Away
2010 US
LAKESHORE LKS 342362 V/A: I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK)  (CD)
Sookie Sookie
2011 US
AIS/BACK BEATS BACKB 024 V/A: PHILLYBUSTERS - UNDERGROUND PHILLY DANCEFLOOR GEMS  (CD)
Travelling In Heavy Traffic
2012 US
ABKCO 88962 V/A: TOP TEEN DANCE HITS (1958-1964)  (CD)
The Popeye Waddle
2012 US
GO ENTERTAIN GO3CD 7201 V/A: MARCH OF THE MODS  (3-CD)
Pony Time
2012


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Barry Margolis | Jarmo Hoppula | Andy Ambrosia | Dennis Haw | Brent Higinbotham

Published sources: Goldmine Price Guide To 45 Rpm Records (Tim Neely, 2003) | Goldmine Standard Catalog Of Rhythm & Blues Records (Tim Neely, 2002) | Rare Record Price Guide 2004 (Record Collector, 2002) | Billboard Top R&B Singles (Joel Whitburn, 1988) | Billboard Top 100 Singles (Joel Whitburn, 1994) | British Hit Singles (Tim Rice-Paul Gambaccini-Jonathan Rice, 1995) | New Rock Record (Terry Hounsome, 1986) | Blues News 6/1994 | Blues News 5/1998 | Norske Rock And Roll Pressinger (Tor Arne Petzold & Per Gunnar Lier, 2004)

Online sources: www.allmusic.com | www.recordmaster.com | www.singlesdb.com | www.bsnpubs.com | www.ebay.com | www.gemm.com | www.musicstack.com | www.earlyhendrix.com | www.soulfulkindamusic.net | www.rocky-52.net/chanteursc/covay_d.htm | www.popsike.com | www.discogs.com/artist/Don+Covay | www.discogs.com/artist/218044-Don-Covay | www.45cat.com/artist/don-covay

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