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Parrot Records, a numerical listing

June 1953~May 1956, Chicago

Al Benson, DJ, booking agent and one of the most powerful entrepreneurs on Chicago's music scene. his Bronzeville Record Manufacturing Company launched the Parrot label from 32 N. State St. (later moving to 4307 S. Parkway)


Cat# Artist: Title: MX Xref: Loc: Date: Comp:
105 The WILLIE WEBB Singers CLIMBING HIGH MOUNTAIN U-750 - - ca 1953 (-)
105 The WILLIE WEBB Singers GOD IS GOOD TO ME U-751 - - ca 1953 (-)
106 The Willie Webb Singers He Will Be There U-753 - - ca 1953 -
106 The Willie Webb Singers He's a Wonder U-754 - - ca 1953 -
107 The Victorettes Jesus Has Promised E-53143 - - 10/11/53 (-)
107 The Victorettes When Night Comes E-53144 - - 10/11/53 (-)
109 The Peace Makers When I Go P-53190 - - ca Feb-54 -
109 The Peace Makers I Know What I Believe P 53192 - - ca Feb-54 -
772 The Parrots Don't Leave Me U-4353 Checker 772 - Mar-53 (-)
772 The Parrots Weep, Weep, Weep U-4352 Checker 772 - Mar-53 (-)
775 Herbie Fields And Orchestra Harlem Nocturne U-4383 Checker 775 - ca Apr-53 E. Hagen
775 Herbie Fields And Orchestra Things Ainít What They Used To Be U-4384 Checker 775 - ca Apr-53 Ellington
780 Mabel Scott MR FINE U-2550 - Chi May-53 Mabel Scott
780 Mabel Scott Mabel Blues U-2551 - Chi May-53 Mabel Scott
781 THE CHOCOLATEERS BARTENDER BLUES U-2552 - Chi May-53 Chocolateers
781 THE CHOCOLATEERS PECKINí U-2553 - Chi May-53 Chocolateers
782 Curtis Jones Wrong Blues U-2570 - Chi 5/19/1953 Al Benson - Curtis Jones
782 Curtis Jones Cool Playing Blues U-2571 - Chi 5/19/1953 Al Benson - Curtis Jones
783 Coleman Hawkins Iíll See You Later P-53111 - Chi Aug-53 Coleman Hawkins
783 Coleman Hawkins What A Difference A Day Makes P-53112 - Chi Aug-53 M. Greever - S. Adams
784 Coleman Hawkins Iíll Follow My Sacred (sic) Heart P-53113 - Chi Aug-53 Noel Coward
784 Coleman Hawkins Blue Blue Days P-53114 - Chi Aug-53 -
785 Playboy Thomas No Doubt About It ST-340-A-P+ Swing Time 340 Chi 1953 Battle - Thomas
785 Playboy Thomas Too Much Pride ST-340-A-P Swing Time 340 Chi 1953 Alex Thomas
786 Marvin Phillips Salty Dog ST-339-A Swing Time 339 Chi 1953 -
786 Marvin Phillips Sweet Heart Darling ST-339-A+ Swing Time 339 Chi 1953 -
787 Lowell Fulson Juke Box Shuffle ST-338-A+ Swing Time 338 Chi 1952 Lowell Fulson
787 Lowell Fulson Iíve Been Mistreated ST-338-A Swing Time 338 Chi 1952 Lowell Fulson
788 JO JO ADAMS Rebecca E-53120 - Chi Sep-53 (-)
788 JO JO ADAMS Call My Baby E-53119 - Chi Sep-53 (-)
789 The Rockettes I Canít Forget E-53136 - Chi 10/11/53 A. Dixon
789 The Rockettes Love Nobody E-53135 - Chi 10/11/53 -
790 Lonny Simmons I Can't Get Started E-53150 - Chi Oct/15/1953 Vernon Duke - Ira Gershwin
790 Lonny Simmons Black Orchid E-53149 - Chi Oct/15/1953 Simmons
791 Ernest Lewis No More Loviní E-4191 - Chi late '53 (-)
791 Ernest Lewis West Coast Blues E-4193 - Chi late '53 (-)
792 Paul Bascomb and His Orch Jan, pt1 U-53151 - Chi Spring 53 N. Simmons
792 Paul Bascomb and His Orch Jan, pt2 U-53152 - Chi Spring 53 N. Simmons
793 The Pelicans Aurelia P-53127 - Chi 9/28/53 (-)
793 The Pelicans White Cliffs Of Dover P-53128 - Chi 9/28/53 Kent Burton
794 Mabel Scott Fool Burro U-53173 - Chi May-53 D. Williams Jr.
794 Mabel Scott Do The Thing U-53174 - Chi May-53 -
795 Marvin Phillips Anne Marie U-53171 - Chi Jun-53 Marvin Phillips
795 Marvin Phillips Honey Baby U-53172 - - Jun-53 Marvin Phillips
796 Five Thrills My Baby's Gone U-53159 - Chi Oct-53 Five Thrills
796 Five Thrills Feels So Good U-53157 - Chi Oct-53 Washington
797 Jimmy Rushing Mr. Five By Five PNY-100 - NYC 12/23/53 -
797 Jimmy Rushing Clothes Pin Blues PNY-101 - NYC 12/23/53 -
798 ALBERT KING BAD LUCK BLUES U-53178 - Chi 11/30/53 A. King
798 ALBERT KING BE ON YOUR MERRY WAY U-53177 - Chi 11/30/53 A. King
799 JOHN BRIM and His STOMPERS Tough Times P-53194 - Chi Mar-54 J. Brim
799 JOHN BRIM and His STOMPERS Gary Stomp P-53195 - Chi Mar-54 J. Brim
800 Five Thrills WEE, WEE BABY U-53200 - Chi Mar-54 -
800 Five Thrills GLORIA U-53201 - Chi Mar-54 -
801 (unissued?) - - - Chi - -
801 - - - - Chi - -
802 J. B. Lenoir Eisenhower Blues P-53203 - Chi Mar-54 Lenoir
802 J. B. Lenoir Iím In Korea P-53202 - Chi Mar-54 Lenoir
803 The Earls (Paul Bascomb Band) LaVerne P-53198 - Chi Mar-54 -
803 The Earls (Paul Bascomb Band) Darlene P-53199 - Chi Mar-54 -
804 (unissued?) - - - Chi - -
804 - - - - Chi - -
805 (unissued?) - - - Chi - -
805 - - - - Chi - -
806 Herbie Fields and Orchestra I Love You P 53204 - Chi ca Apr-53 -
806 Herbie Fields and Orchestra Mr. Jump P-53205 - Chi ca Apr-53 -
807 Snooky Pryor Crosstown Blues P-53206 - Chi Spring-54 C. Pryor
807 Snooky Pryor I Want You For Myself P-53207 - Chi Spring-54 C. Pryor
808 The Flamingos Dream Of A Lifetime P-53209 - Chi Jul-54 -
808 The Flamingos On My Merry Way P-53208 - Chi Jul-54 Spriggs
809 J. B. Lenoir MAN WATCH YOUR WOMAN P-53215 - Chi 10-6-54 Lenoir
809 J. B. Lenoir MAMMA TALK TO YOUR DAUGHTER P-53214 - Chi 10-6-54 Lenoir
810 Ahmad Jamal SELERITUS P-53189 - Chi Jan-54 Jamal
810 Ahmad Jamal But Not for Me P-53185 - Chi Jan-54 G. Gershwin
811 The Flamingos I Really Donít Want to Know P-53211 - Chi Jul-54 A. Whitely - H. Barnes
811 The Flamingos Get With It P53219 - Chi Nov-54 Benson - Spriggs
812 The Flamingos Iím Yours P-53221 - Chi Nov-54 -
812 The Flamingos Ko Ko Mo P-53220 - Chi Nov-54 -
813 Little Willie Foster Falling Rain Blues P-53222 - Chi 1/14/55 -
813 Little Willie Foster Four Day Jump P-53223 - Chi 1/14/55 -
814 J.B. Lenior Mama, Your Daughter Is Going To Miss Me P-55224 - Chi 3/14/55 Lenoir
814 J.B. Lenior What Have I Done P-55225 - Chi 3/14/55 -
815 The Orchids You're Everything to Me P-55-231 - Chi Apr-55 G. Warren
815 The Orchids Newly Wed P-55232 - Chi Apr-55 B. Wright
816 The Five Arrows; Paul Bascomb and his Orch Pretty Little Thing P-55256 - Chi Jul-55 E. Parker
816 Paul Bascomb and His Orch Youíve Got Me Losing My Mind {v. Gloria Valdez} P-55255 - Chi Jul-55 Bascomb
817 PAUL BASCOMB and His ORCH Alley 'B' On 5th Avenue P-55257 - Chi Jul-55 -
817 PAUL BASCOMB and His ORCH Jumping At The El Cino 55-258 - Chi Jul-55 Bascomb
818 Ahmad Jamal Excerpts From The Blues P-53186 - Chi Jan-54 Jamal
818 Ahmad Jamal It Could Happen To You P-53187 - Chi Jan-54 J. Van Heusen - K. Burke
819 The Orchids You Said You Love Me P-55271 - Chi Sep-55 The Orchids
819 The Orchids I Canít Refuse P-55269 - Chi Sep-55 The Orchids
820 Dusty Brown Yes, Sheís Gone P-55273 - Chi Oct-55 C. Tripplett
820 Dusty Brown He Donít Love You P-55274 - Chi Oct-55 C. Tripplett
821 J. B. LENORE (sic) I LOST MY BABY P-55276 - Chi Oct-55 J.B. Lenore
821 J. B. LENORE (sic) Fine Girls P-55275 - Chi Oct-55 J.B. Lenore
822 Benson-Ogletree Tell It Like It Is 55-284 - Chi Dec-55 (-)
822 Benson-Ogletree Uptown Stomp 55-285 - Chi Dec-55 (-)
823 St. Louis Jimmy Going Down Slow B-223 - Chi Apr-56 St. Louis Jimmy
823 St. Louis Jimmy Murder In The First Degree B-224 - Chi Apr-56 -
1000 Bessie Griffin Spiritual Story Of Job P-100 - - - (-)
1000 Bessie Griffin What Jesus Means To Me P-101 - - - (-)
1001 Veteran Singers Give It Up BL-54111 Blue Lake 1001 - early 54 -
1001 Veteran Singers The Old Account Was Settled BL-54112 Blue Lake 1001 - early 54 -
1050 Williie Mabon and His Combo Worry Blues U-4314 Chess 1531, Checker 1050 - ca Oct-52 W. Mabon
1050 Williie Mabon and His Combo I Donít Know U-4315 Chess 1531, Checker 1050 - ca Oct-52 -
6000 Al Benson with the Leon Abbey Trio If You Were the Only Girl P-103A - - - (-)
6000 The Leon Abbey Trio (dir. Al Benson) Abbey's Boogie P-103B - - - Abbey


NOTE: This listing is created for research and educational purposes only. I only own a small proportion of the phonograph records listed, and those I own are NOT FOR SALE. I also have no particular insight as to how to acquire them. With the information you have found here, search eBay, gemm.com, or post a question to 78-C. Otherwise, you'll need to spend hours over a period of time searching junk stores, garage sales, record auctions (both mail and internet), and anyplace else that may have 78rpm discs for sale.

Special thanks to J. Junior Black at WKRN radio and to The Red Saunders Research Foundation (an incredible collection of label scans)


Last Updated on August 20, 2008
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Black, Jack Jr. and Settlemier, Tyrone. "PARROT 78rpm numerical listing discography." The Online Discographical Project. The Online Discographical Project, 20 Aug. 2008. Web. {access date}.
Authors: Jack Jr. Black; Tyrone Settlemier
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Editors: Tyrone Settlemier



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