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Don Robey

Don Robey
Aliases
Deadric Malone
Real name
Donald Deadric Robey
Born
November 1, 1903
Died
June 16, 1975
Country
United States
IPI
00019277278 20 works
00026265985 73 works
Comments
"Songwriter", producer and record executive. Founder and owner of several record labels, such as Peacock (founded 1949) and Back Beat (formed 1957). Since 1952 he was also the owner of Duke Records and the mid 60's label Sure-Shot.

His labels released some important R&B records in the 1950s and were also the home of some of the best Gospel artists of the day. He was a tough man to deal with and made a lot of money by giving himself co-writing credits on his artists’ songs, allegedly using violence and threats to enforce his will. Don had a good ear for a tune, however, and usually signed singers with strong Gospel-influenced voices that combined with great material to produce a string of R&B hits.

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Songs written by Don Robey

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
36-22-36 Don Robey Bobby Bland April 12, 1962 Covered by (5 artists)
Ace of Spade Don Robey O.V. Wright September 1970 Covered by (8 artists)
Ain't Doing Too Bad Don Robey Bobby Bland April 22, 1964 Covered by (14 artists)
Ain't Nothing You Can Do Don Robey, Joe Scott Bobby Bland February 1964 Covered by (16 artists)
Ain't That Loving You Don Robey Bobby Bland February 1962 Covered by (11 artists)
Angel Child Don Robey Peppermint Harris 1960 Covered by Greg "Fingers" Taylor
A Nickel and a Nail Don Robey, Vernon Morrison O.V. Wright 1971 Covered by (6 artists)
Anymore Don Robey Johnny Ace - Johnny Board Orchestra January 27, 1954 Covered by Sonny Ace & The Twisters
Ask Me 'Bout Nothing (But the Blues) Don Robey, Henry Boozier Bobby Bland January 29, 1969 Covered by (4 artists)
Baby, I'm on My Way Don Robey, Henry Boozier Bobby Bland April 1969 Covered by (2 artists)
Be Ever Wonderful Don Robey, Joe Scott, Jean Matyka Ted Taylor March 1959 Covered by (2 artists)
Blak and Blue Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson, Don Robey, Gary Clark Jr. Gary Clark Jr. October 22, 2012
Blind Man Don Robey, Joe Scott Bobby Bland February 27, 1964 Covered by (8 artists)
Blue Monday Don Robey, Gil Caple James Davis 1963 Covered by (7 artists)
Bobby's Blues Don Robey, Joe Scott Bobby "Blue" Bland November 15, 1957 Covered by Mark Hummel
Boogie Rambler Don Robey Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown His Guitar and His Orchestra July 1950 Covered by (3 artists)
Burying Ground Don Robey The Sensational Nightingales November 1956 Covered by Robert Cray Band
Call on Me Don Robey Bobby Bland December 1962 Covered by (4 artists)
Cross My Heart Don Robey, David James Mattis Johnny Ace - The Bealestreeters September 1952 Covered by (2 artists)
Cry Cry Cry Don Robey Bobby Bland September 1960 Covered by (7 artists)
Deep in My Soul Don Robey, Gil Caple, Joe Scott Bobby Bland 1966 Covered by The Robert Cray Band
Dirty Work at the Crossroad Don Robey Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown with Jimmy McCracklin and Orchestra December 1952 Covered by (3 artists)
Don't Cry No More Don Robey Bobby Bland 1960 Covered by (14 artists)
Don't Let My Baby Ride Don Robey, O.V. Wright O.V. Wright 1971 Covered by (7 artists)
Don't Want No Woman Don Robey Bobby "Blue" Bland February 22, 1957 Covered by (15 artists)
Eight Men, Four Women Don Robey O.V. Wright March 1967 Covered by (6 artists)
Farther up the Road Don Robey, Joe Medwick Bobby Bland July 1957 Covered by (42 artists)
Goodbye Little Girl Don Robey Junior Parker March 1966 Covered by (4 artists)
Good Time Charlie Don Robey, Gil Caple, Joe Scott Bobby Bland May 1966 Covered by Kim Wilson
Gotta Get to Know You Andre Williams [US1], Don Robey Bobby Bland April 1969 Covered by Foghat
Honey Bee Don Robey Bobby "Blue" Bland February 26, 1955 Covered by (6 artists)
I Don't Believe Don Robey, Manuel Charles Bobby "Blue" Bland - Bill Harvey's Band November 1956 Covered by (7 artists)
I'd Rather Be (Blind, Crippled & Crazy) Don Robey, Darryl Carter, Charles Hodges O.V. Wright October 1973 Covered by (6 artists)
I Feel Alright Again Don Robey Junior Parker June 1962 Covered by (4 artists)
I'm Gonna Latch on Don Robey Marie Adams - Johnny Otis Band February 1954 Covered by Trudy Lynn
I'm Gonna Play the Honky Tonks Don Robey, Marie Adams Marie Adams - Bill Harvey's Band May 1952 Covered by (4 artists)
I'm Holding on Don Robey, Joe Scott Little Junior Parker and His Band April 1959 Covered by The Shadows [US2]
I'm Not Ashamed Don Robey Bobby "Blue" Bland April 1959 Covered by (5 artists)
I Pity the Fool Don Robey Bobby Bland January 1961 Covered by (22 artists)
I Smell Trouble Don Robey Bobby "Blue" Bland March 1957 Covered by (14 artists)
I Tried Don Robey, Larry Davis [US1], Joe Scott Larry Davis and His Band September 1958 Covered by (3 artists)
It's My Life, Baby Don Robey, Fats Washington Bobby Blue Bland - Bill Harvey Orchestra February 22, 1955 Covered by (6 artists)
I've Been Wrong So Long Don Robey, Ray Agee Bobby Bland September 1960 Covered by Ty Taylor
I've Just Got to Forget You Don Robey Bobby Bland May 1961 Covered by (2 artists)
I Was Born All Over Don Robey, Johnny Copeland O.V. Wright February 1971 Covered by (3 artists)
Just Got Lucky Don Robey Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown His Guitar, Vocals and Band July 1952 Covered by Bill Stuve
Just Like a Dog (Barking Up the Wrong Tree) Don Robey, Joe Scott Willie Mae Thornton - Johnny Otis Band February 1957 Covered by (2 artists)
Just to Hold My Hand Don Robey, Paul Perryman Paul Perryman and His Band September 1956 Covered by (6 artists)
Lead Me On Don Robey Bobby Bland March 1960 Covered by (13 artists)
Little Boy Blue La Charles Harper, Don Robey Bobby "Blue" Bland July 1958 Covered by (2 artists)
Loan a Helping Hand Don Robey, Joe Scott Bobby "Blue" Bland May 1958 Covered by (3 artists)
Mother-In-Law Blues Don Robey Little Junior Parker and Bill Harvey's Band August 1956 Covered by (25 artists)
My Man Called Me Don Robey, Joe Scott Willie Mae Thornton - Johnny Otis Band February 1957 Covered by (4 artists)
Never No More Percy Mayfield, Don Robey Percy Mayfield April 13, 1962 Covered by (2 artists)
No Blow, No Show Don Robey, David James Mattis "Bobby Blue" Bland and Orchestra 1952 Covered by Mighty Blue Kings
One Horse Town Don Robey, Joe Scott Bobby Bland December 1967 Covered by Terry Hanck
Pledging My Love Don Robey, Fats Washington Johnny Ace - Johnny Otis Orchestra January 27, 1954 Covered by (97 artists)
Seven Days Junior Parker, Don Robey Little Junior Parker April 1961 Covered by David Raitt and Jimmy Thackery
Share Your Love with Me Don Robey, Al Braggs Bobby Bland July 1963 Covered by (18 artists)
She Winked Her Eye Don Robey Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown His Guitar and His Orchestra September 1951 Covered by Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters
Sometimes Don Robey Little Junior Parker and His Band December 1958 Covered by (3 artists)
Stranded Don Robey Little Junior Parker and His Band August 1959 Covered by (9 artists)
Strong Love Don Robey, Eddie Silvers, Mary Brown [US1] The Malibus 1965 Covered by (5 artists)
That's the Way Love Is Don Robey Bobby Bland December 1962 Covered by (11 artists)
The Feeling Is Gone Don Robey Bobby Bland July 1963 Covered by (4 artists)
These Kind of Blues Junior Parker, Don Robey Junior Parker October 1965 Covered by (5 artists)
Think Jimmy McCracklin, Don Robey Jimmy McCracklin 1965 Covered by (15 artists)
This Time I'm Gone for Good Don Robey, Oscar Perry Bobby Blue Bland November 1973 Covered by (3 artists)
Trouble in My Way Don Robey, Ira Tucker Jr Dixie Humming Birds February 1952 Covered by (4 artists)
Turn On Your Love Light Don Robey, Joe Scott Bobby Bland September 27, 1961 Covered by (62 artists)
Two Steps from the Blues Don Robey, Texas Johnny Brown Bobby Bland 1960 Covered by (10 artists)
Wherever You Were Don Robey, Vernon Morrison Bud Harper 1964 Covered by Holly Golightly
Wishing Well Don Robey Bobby "Blue" Bland April 1959 Covered by Alan Haynes
Woke Up Screaming Don Robey Bobby Bland - Bill Harvey Orchestra August 1, 1955 Covered by (2 artists)
Wondering Don Robey, Joe Scott Little Junior Parker and His Band April 1958 Covered by Kenny "Blue" Ray
Yield Not to Temptation Don Robey Bobby Bland August 1962 Covered by (10 artists)
You Got Me (Where You Want Me) Don Robey Bobby "Blue" Bland May 1958 Covered by (2 artists)
You're Gonna Make Me Cry Don Robey O.V. Wright 1965 Covered by (16 artists)
You're the One (That I Need) Don Robey Bobby Bland 1961 Covered by (3 artists)
Your Friends Don Robey Bobby Bland August 1962 Covered by Son Seals
Your Turn to Cry Don Robey, Gil Caple James Davis 1964 Covered by (2 artists)