Chanteur Rock 'n' Roll US né Eskew Reeder Jr. le 20 Novembre 1935 à Greenville (Caroline du Sud). Esquerita a écrit et chanté quelques-uns des plus excitants Rock 'n' Roll. Sa courte carrière (1958/59) n'a pas connu de succès à l'époque. Il possédait un registre de voix plus faible que celui de Little Richard, et ses intonations et hurlements l'ont fait confondre avec celui-ci. Il enregistra pour Capitol (58/59), Minit, Okeh et Instant Records, sans résultat. Esquerita est réapparu en 1970 comme compositeur pour un album Reprise Records de Little Richard... Il est décédé le 23 Octobre 1986 à Harlem (New York).

US Rock 'n' Roll singer born Eskew Reeder Jr. on November 20, 1935 in Greenville (South Carolina). With a six-inch pompadour, brocaded shirts, rhinestone shades, and a rhythmic, belligerent style of piano playing, Esquerita was the original Little Richard, years before Mr. Penniman tutti-frutti'd his way to stardom. Working around the Dallas-New Orleans circuit in the early '50s, Esquerita's shot at the big time came when Capitol Records decided they needed their own version of Little Richard, after signing their answer to Elvis, Gene Vincent. The resulting recordings, though smartly produced, stand as some of the most untamed and unabashed sides ever issued by a major label. Long revered by rock & roll fans the world over, they make Little Richard's Specialty sides look highly disciplined by comparison. Though Esquerita continued to record in a tamer style through the '60s, his Capitol sides stand as a monument to the potential of rock & roll's lunatic power and the off-kilter genius of Esquerita. He died October 23, 1986 in Harlem (New York).

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Talents : Singer, Piano

Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll

ROCKIN' THE JOINT (1958)

HEY, MISS LUCY (1959)

HOLE IN MY HEART (1959)

BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY ROCK AND ROLL IS HERE TO STAY (1959)

CRAZY CRAZY FEELING (1959)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

07/1958 SP CAPITOL F4007 (US) . Oh Baby / Please Come On Home
09/1958 SP CAPITOL F4058 (US) . Rockin' The Joint / Esquerita And The Voola
02/1959 SP CAPITOL F4145 (US) . Just Another Lie / Laid Off
1959 SP CAPITOL 1076 (US) Hey, Miss Lucy / Battie Over Hattie
1959 SP CAPITOL F 36 (US) . Hey, Miss Lucy / Why Did It Take So Long
1959 SP CAPITOL F 37 (F) . Hole In My Heart / Get Back Baby
1959 SP CAPITOL F 38 (F) . Believe Me When I Say Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay / I Need You
1959 SP CAPITOL F 43 (F) . Gettin' Plenty Lovin' / Maybe Baby
1959 EP CAPITOL EAP 1-1186 (F) Hey, Miss Lucy / Why Did It Take You So Long / She Left Me Crying / Crazy Crazy Feeling
1959 EP CAPITOL EAP 2-1186 (F) Get Back, Baby / Hole In My Heart   / I'm Battie Over Hattie / Baby, You Can Depend On Me
1959 EP CAPITOL EAP 3-1186 (F) Believe Me When I Say Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay   / I Need You / Maybe, Baby / Gettin' Plenty Lovin'
1962 SP HERMITAGE 776 (US) . ESKERETTES - Southern Style / Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
1962 SP MINIT 648 (US) . Eskew REEDER - Green Door / I Waited Too Long
1962 SP MINIT ? (US) . Eskew REEDER - (We Had Love ) Like You / Never Will I
1962 SP MINIT 658 (US) . Eskew REEDER - Never Again/We Had Love
05/1963 SP EVEREST 2025 (US) . Eskew REEDER - A Tear / Johnny Little
07/1963 SP INSTANT 3258 (US) . Eskew REEDER - The Flu / Undivided Love
11/1964 SP INSTANT 3268 (US) . Eskew REEDER - I Woke Up This Morning Pt. 1 / I Woke Up This Morning Pt. 2
1965 EP CAPITOL EAP 1-20754 (F) Hole In My Heart / Hey, Miss Lucy / I'm Battie Over Hattie / Gettin' Plenty Lovin'
1966 SP OKEH 4-7239 (US) . S.Q. REEDER - I Want To Know / Just In Time
1966 SP OKEH 4-7254 (US) . S.Q. REEDER - Tell The World About You / Two Ton Tessie
1967 SP CROSS-TONE 1007 (US) . Eskew "Esque-Rita" REEDER - Dew Drop Inn / You Better Believe In Me
06/1968 SP BRUNSWICK 55359 (US) . Magnificent MALOCHI - Mama Your Daddy's Come Home / As Time Goes By
1973 SP CAPITOL 2 C 006-81 382 M (F) Hey, Miss Lucy / Hole In My Heart
197? SP CAPITOL 1 C 006-81 709 M (GER)

OLD ROCK NEW ROLL – VOL. 5 - Hey, Miss Lucy / Gettin' Plenty Lovin'

1992 SP NORTON 45-014 (US) Dew Drop Inn / Rockin' The Joint
2009 SP NORTON 45-149 (US)

YOU BETTER BELIEVE ME - You Better Believe Me / What Was Wrong / Little RICHARD interview

2005 SP NORTON 45-127 (US) I Hear Voices (Screamin' Jay Hawkins & The Chicken Hawks) / Didn't It Rain (The Clovertones featuring Esquerita)
2012 SP NORTON 45-170 (US) Hittin' On Nothing / Letter Full Of Tears










Albums

05/1959 LP 12" CAPITOL T 1186 (US) ESQUERITA - Hey Miss Lucy / Why Did It Take You So Long / She Left Me Crying / Crazy Crazy Feeling / Get Back Baby / Hole In My Heart / I'm Battie Over Hattie / Baby, You Can Depend On Me / Believe Me When I Say Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay / I Need You / Maybe Baby / Gettin' Plenty Lovin'
1969 LP 12" EMBER / SPECIALTY SPE 6603 (UK) WILCAT SHAKEOUT - Rockin' The Joint / Hole In My Heart / Hey Miss Lucy / Get Back Baby / Baby You Can Depend On Me / I'm Batty Over Hattie / Crazy Crazy Feeling / Gettin' Plenty Of Lovin' / Esquerita And The Voola / Laid Off / Believe Me When I Say Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay / Oh Baby / I Need You / Why Did It Take So Long ?
1977 2 LP 12" CAPITOL 2S 15085370/71 (F) BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY ROCK 'N' ROLL IS HERE TO STAY :
DISC 1 : Rockin' The Joint / Hole In My Heart  / Hey, Miss Lucy / Get Back Baby / Baby, You Can Depend On Me / I'm Battie Over Hattie / Crazy Crazy Felling / Gettin' Plenty Lovin' / Esquerita  And The Voola / Laid Off / Believe Me When I Say Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay / Oh Baby / I Need You / Why Did It Take You So Long
DISC 2 : Sarah Lee / I Live The Life I Love (I) / Katie Mae / Wait A Minute Baby / Good Golly Annie Mae / Found Her / I Live The Life I Love (II) / This Thing Called Love / Baby Come Back / You Can't Pull Me Down / Please Come Home / Just Another Lie / Maybe Baby / She Left Me Crying
1984 LP 12" CAPITOL 155079-1 (F) ESQUERITA - She Left Me Cryin' / Crazy, Crazy, Crazy Feeling / Hey, Miss Lucy / Why Did It Take You So Long / Get Back Baby / Hole In My Heart / I'm Battie Over Hattie / Baby, You Can Depend On Me / Maybe Baby / Gettin' Plenty Lovin' / Believe Me When I Say Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay / I Need You
1987 LP 12" NORTON ED 202 (US) VINTAGE VOOLA - Rockin' The Joint / This Thing Called Love / Please Come On Home / Oh Baby / Sarah Lee / I Got A Lot To Learn / What Was Wrong / Sweet Skinny Jenny / The Rock-A-Round
1988 LP 12" OFFICIAL 6001 (DK) ROCKIN' THE JOINT - Rockin' The Joint / Esquerita And The Voola / Laid Off / Sarah Lee / I Live The Life I Love / Katie Mae / Wait A Minute Baby / Good Golly Annie Mae / Found Her / I Live The Life I Love (2) / This Thing Called Love / Baby Come Back / You Can't Pull Me Down / Please Come Home / Just Another Lie
1989 LP 12" STATESIDE SSL 6037 (UK) ESQUERITA ! - Hey Miss Lucy / She Left Me Crying / Hole In My Heart / Believe Me When I Say Rock 'n' Roll / I Need You / Why Did It Take You So Long / Get Back Baby / I'm Batty Over Hattie / Gettin' Plenty Of Lovin'
1989 2 LP 12" FAN CLUC FC 053 (F) BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY ROCK 'N' ROLL IS HERE TO STAY :
DISC 1 : Rockin' The Joint / Hole In My Heart / Hey Miss Lucy / Get Back Baby / Baby You Can DEpend On Me / I'm Battie Over Hattie / Crazy Crazy Feeling / Getting Plenty Of Lovin' / Esquerita  And The Voola / Laid Off / Believe Me When I Say Rock 'n' Roll Is Here To Stay / Oh Baby / I Need You / Why Did It Take You So Long
DISC 2 : Sarah Lee / I Like The Life I Love (1 & 2) / Katie Mae / Wait A Minute Baby / Good Golly Annie Mae / Found Her / This Thing Called LOve / Baby Come Back / You Can't Pull Me Down / Please Come Home / Just Another Lie / Maybe Baby / She Left Me Crying
1989 CD FAN CLUC FC 053 CD (F) BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY ROCK 'N' ROLL IS HERE TO STAY  - Rockin' The Joint / Hole In My Heart / Hey Miss Lucy / Get Back Baby / Baby You Can DEpend On Me / I'm Battie Over Hattie / Crazy Crazy Feeling / Getting Plenty Of Lovin' / Esquerita  And The Voola / Laid Off / Believe Me When I Say Rock 'n' Roll Is Here To Stay / Oh Baby / I Need You / Why Did It Take You So Long / Sarah Lee / I Like The Life I Love (1 & 2) / Katie Mae / Wait A Minute Baby / Good Golly Annie Mae / Found Her / This Thing Called LOve / Baby Come Back / You Can't Pull Me Down / Please Come Home / Just Another Lie / Maybe Baby / She Left Me Crying
1990 CD CHARLY 224 (UK) I NEVER DANCED NOWHERE ! - Undivided Love / I Waited Too Long / The Flu / Margie / I Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind On My Baby) / Sarah Lee / How Long / Green Door / 10-4 (Calling All Cars) / Like You / Never Will I / The Flu / A Tear / I Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind On My Baby) / Mardi Gras In New Orleans / Laid Off / (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean
07/1990 CD BEAR FAMILY 15504 (GER) SOCK IT TO ME BABY - Introduction by Little RICHARD / Sock It To Me Baby / Nobody Wants You (When You're Down And Out) / MIssissippi God-Damn / Wig-Wearin' Baby / I Can't Stand It Anymore / Get Along Honey, Honey / I Guess I'll Go Through Life Alone / Never Again / Until Then / At The Dew Drop Inn / (I Don't Want Nobody Gonna) Steal My Love From Me / What's Wrong With It
05/1992 CD CAPITOL C2-91871 (US) CAPITOL COLLECTORS SERIES - Oh Baby / Please Come Home / Sarah Lee / I Live The Life I Love [version 1] / Katie Mae / Wait A Minute Baby / Rockin' The Joint / Golly Golly, Annie Mae / I Found Her / Hey Miss Lucy / I'm Battie Over Hattie / Crazy Crazy Feeling / Esquerita And The Voola / She Left Me Crying / Why Did It Take You So Long / Gettin' Plenty Of Lovin' / Believe Me When I Say Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay / Laid Off / I Live The Life I Love [version 2] / This Thing Called Love / Get Back Baby / Baby Come Back / Baby, You Can Depend On Me / Just Another Lie / You Can't Pull Me Down / I Need You / Maybe Baby / Hole In My Heart
05/1997 CD NORTON 202 (US) VINTAGE VOOLA - Rockin' The Joint / This Thing Called Love / Please Come On Home / Oh Baby / Sarah Lee / I Got A Lot To Learn / What Was Wrong / Sweet Skinny Jenny / The Rock-A-Round / Dew Drop Inn / Little RICHARD interview
03/1998 CD COLLECTABLES COL-CD-2713 (US) ROCKIN' THE JOINT - Oh Baby / Please Come Home / Sarah Lee / I Live The Life I Love / Katie Mae / Wait A Minute Baby / Rockin' The Joint / Golly Golly, Annie Mae / I Found Her / Hey Miss Lucy / I'm Battie Over Hattie / Crazy Crazy Feeling / Esquerita And The Voola / She Left Me Crying / Why Did It Take You So Long / Gettin' Plenty Of Lovin / Believe Me When I Say Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay / Laid Off / I Live The Life I Love (version 2) / This Thing Called Love / Get Back Baby / Baby Come Back / Baby, You Can Depend On Me / Just Another Lie / You Can't Pull Me Down / I Need You / Maybe Baby / Hole In My Heart
03/1998 CD COLLECTABLES 2713 (US) BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY ROCK 'N' ROLL IS HERE TO STAY - Oh Baby / Please Come Home / Sarah Lee / I Live The Life I Love / Katie Mae / Wait A Minute Baby / Rockin' The Joint / Golly Golly, Annie Mae / I Found Her / Hey Miss Lucy / I'm Battie Over Hattie / Crazy Crazy Feeling / Esquerita And The Voola / She Left Me Crying / Why Did It Take You So Long / Gettin' Plenty Of Lovin / Believe Me When I Say Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay / Laid Off / I Live The Life I Love (version 2) / This Thing Called Love / Get Back Baby / Baby Come Back / Baby, You Can Depend On Me / Just Another Lie / You Can't Pull Me Down / I Need You / Maybe Baby / Hole In My Heart
2003 CD NORTON T 1186 (US) ESQUERITA! - Hey Miss Lucy / Why Did It Take You So Long / She Left Me Crying / Crazy Crazy Feeling / Get Back Baby / Hole In My Heart / I'm Battie Over Hattie / Baby, You Can Depend On Me / Believe Me When I Say Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay / I Need You / Maybe Baby / Gettin' Plenty Lovin'
2010 CD HOODOO 263375 (EUR) THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION - Hey Miss Lucy / Why Did It Take You So Long / She Left Me Crying / Crazy Crazy Feeling / Get Back Baby / Hole In My Heart / I'm Battie Over Hattie / Baby, You Can Depend On Me / Believe Me When I Say Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay / I Need You / Maybe Baby / Gettin' Plenty Lovin' / Rockin' The Joint / Oh Baby / Laid Off / Esquerita And The Voola / This Thing Called Love / Just Another Lie / Please Come Home / You Can't Pull Me Down
2010 CD FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVLP080 (EUR) WILCAT SHAKEOUT - Rockin' The Joint / Hole In My Heart / Hey Miss Lucy / Get Back Baby / Baby You Can Depend On Me / I'm Battie Over Hattie / Crazy Crazy Feelin' / Gettin' Plenty Lovin' / Esquerita And The Voola / Laid Off  / Believe Me When I Say Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay / Oh Baby / I Need You / Why Did It Take You So Long / Please Come On Home / Just Another Lie / She Left Me Crying / Maybe Baby
2012 CD NORTON ED 381 (US)

SINNER MAN THE LOST SESSION - Sinner Man #1 / Hittin’ On Nothing #1 / C.C. Rider / Leave Me Alone #1 / Letter Full Of Tears / Hittin’ On Nothing #2 / On Broadway / Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out / Leave Me Alone #2 / Sinner Man #2

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