Groupe Doo Wop US de New York composé de Clyde McPhatter, Billy Ward, James Van Loan, William Joseph Lamont et Billy Brown. puis de Jackie Wilson, James Van Loan, Milton Marle, Cliff Givens et Billy Ward.
Enfant, Billy Ward reçoit une formation classique de soprano et monte sur scène dès l'âge de six ans. Il étudie différents instruments et commence à composer à quatorze ans. Il forme les Dominoes à New York en 1950. Le premier chanteur du groupe est le ténor Clyde McPhatter. Le groupe est engagé chez Federal, filiale de King Records, et passe à la télévision en décembre dans l'émission Arthur Godfrey's talents scouts, où il interprète le standard du blues Goodnight Irene. Leur premier disque, Do Something For Me, atteint la sixième place du classement rhythm & blues en janvier. Ils enchaînent avec Sixty-Minute Man, plus gros hit R&B de l'année 1951. Véritable rock 'n' roll, la chanson parvient même à se classer dans les charts pop (no 17), fait unique pour un groupe noir à cette époque. Les termes rock et roll figurent dans les paroles (« I rock 'em, roll 'em all night long »). Le morceau sera repris par Hardrock Gunter, Jerry Lee Lewis et par Rufus et Carla Thomas. En mars 1952, les Dominoes sont le seul groupe Vocals à participer au Moondog Coronation Ball d'Alan Freed.
Cette année-là, le personnel du groupe est considérablement renouvelé. Clyde McPhatter, parti rejoindre les Drifters, est remplacé par Jackie Wilson. Ils se rebaptisent alors Billy Ward & The Dominoes et enregistrent un nouveau succès : Have Mercy Baby. En 1954, ils signent chez Jubilee puis chez Decca en 1956, où ils intègrent une seconde fois le classement pop avec St. Therese Of The Rose. Jackie Wilson s'en va à son tour faire une brillante carrière solo et le groupe part chez Liberty et obtient un dernier tube en 1958 avec Jenny Lee (no 5). Mais il ne retrouvera jamais plus le succès des débuts.

The Dominoes (also sometimes known as Billy Ward & the Dominoes) had one of the finest musical pedigrees of any R&B Vocals group of the 1940s, at least based on its founder's training and experience. A lot of R&B acts came out of a gospel background, and Bo Diddley even studied violin as a boy, but rare is the R&B Vocals group whose founder was trained at Juilliard. Billy Ward (born September 19, 1921, Los Angeles) had a minister father and a musician mother, and was a musical prodigy as a child, schooled in classical music theory and composition as well as performance. Before he was in his teens, Ward was good enough on the organ to play at his father's services and he won a composition award at age 14 from Walter Damrosch, the celebrated New York music educator, composer, and administrator. Following his military service during World War II, Ward studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, where he later became a voice coach; he also began working on Broadway during the late '40s. It was from the ranks of his ex-students that he recruited the original members of the Dominoes: Clyde McPhatter as lead singer, Charlie White (tenor), Joe Lamont (baritone), and Bill Brown (bass). The Dominoes won a series of talent contests, including a competition on the television show Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, which got them a lot of engagements and an audition with Ralph Bass, the head of the newly established Federal Records label, part of Syd Nathan's King Records, during the final months of 1950.
The Dominoes, with McPhatter's high tenor lead, had a startlingly fresh sound and enjoyed a number six R&B hit in early 1951 with one song from their first session, "Do Something for Me." It was in May of that year that the group broke through to the top of the R&B charts with "Sixty Minute Man," which also established them as one of the leading crossover acts between gospel and blues. Riding the wave of demand for their performances off of that hit -- one of the first great double-entendre records of the '50s, and a very early example of what would be considered a "rock & roll" record -- the group spent the next seven months on the road, building up a lot of public good will and a reputation as one of the top R&B acts of the era.
What made the Dominoes special, besides the excellent arrangements and McPhatter's unique voice, was their appeal beyond the usual racial lines of demarcation. They were huge in the black community, but they were also one of a relative handful of R&B acts that developed a small but fiercely loyal following among younger white listeners as well during the early '50s, which didn't matter a lot at the time -- and, as things worked out, was only incidental to their fate -- but helped to plant a seed that blossomed into the full-blown rock & roll boom four years later. The Dominoes' star seemed poised only to rise, but there was already trouble within the lineup as early as 1951, when Charlie White quit and was succeeded by James Van Loan, followed by Bill Brown, who was replaced by David McNeil, formerly of the group the Larks. White (who later joined the Clovers) and Brown passed through a short-lived Vocals group called the Checkers, while the reconstituted Dominoes continued scoring hits with "I Am With You" and "That's What You're Doing to Me," before scaling the top of the R&B charts again with "Have Mercy Baby," which was number one for two and a half months in 1952.
Amid these successes, and the constant touring and occasional recording, there was rising dissension within the ranks of the group over the way that Ward had it organized, musically and financially. Nobody disputed that Ward had the musical training to run the group on that level, and his ruling it with an iron hand where arrangements and repertory were concerned was understandable. The problem was that the ticket-buying and record-buying public was enamored of the singing itself, especially that of lead tenor Clyde McPhatter, and the singers were seeing very little of the money the group was earning. McPhatter himself was being paid barely enough to live on, which was bad enough, but to add insult to injury, he often found himself billed as Clyde Ward in order to fool fans into thinking that he was Billy Ward's brother. In the spring of 1953, it all hit the fan at once, as McPhatter exited the lineup in April. Under the encouragement of Atlantic Records chief Ahmet Ertegun, he quickly organized a new group of his own called the Drifters. McPhatter's exit from the Dominoes hit the group's core audience within the black community like news of an earthquake, so beloved was the lead singer among their fans. The group and the singer enjoyed the adulation appropriate to a pop/R&B outfit, but they also evoked deep passions that were more akin to those elicited by a gospel outfit, and his departure from the Dominoes should have derailed the group. Ward must have sensed that there was trouble coming, however, because during the prior year he had approached a young boxer-turned-singer named Jackie Wilson, who had a voice that, if anything, was better than McPhatter's. A high tenor similar to McPhatter, he moved right into the fold with the latter's departure and the Dominoes picked right up with their performances and their contract at King/Federal. Wilson's singles with the group included "You Can't Keep a Good Man Down" and "Rags to Riches," which kept their demand reasonably high for the next year. The Dominoes seemed to be on track once more, despite more lineup shifts, including the departure of David McNeil for military service. The new Dominoes lineup was Jackie Wilson (lead), James Van Loan (second tenor), Milton Marle (baritone), and Cliff Givens (bass), with Billy Ward still in charge. In 1954, Ward decided to forego renewing the group's contract at King Records -- it seemed as though they hardly ever saw anything from their work in the studio, despite having sold so many records that, at one point, Nathan had put his pressing plant on overtime just to meet the demand for the group's records. Ward made his move in 1954, taking the group to Jubilee Records that August, where they lasted through two singles. Finally, in early 1955, the Dominoes moved to Decca Records, where they enjoyed that long-sought national hit with "St. Teresa of the Roses." The group was unable to replicate that success over the next year, however, and in late 1956, Wilson quit to begin a solo career that would make him a star.
Ward tried to keep the franchise going with the addition of ex-Lark Eugene Mumford as lead singer, and got the group a new contract with California-based Liberty Records. The new incarnation of the Dominoes suddenly found themselves with a major hit in the form of "Star Dust," which rode the pop charts for 24 weeks and got as high as number 13 nationally. This proved to be their last serious assault on the charts, however, and the group went hitless despite singles issued on the ABC label into the late '50s. Despite their lack of chart success, the Dominoes continued to perform into the 1960s and LPs -- mostly exploiting Clyde McPhatter's and Jackie Wilson's name and work -- did appear periodically. Today the group is principally remembered in the context of their respective careers, though "Sixty Minute Man" does occupy an exalted place in its own right as a breakthrough R&B record.

Talents : Clyde McPhatter : Lead - Billy Ward : Lead - James Van Loan : Tenor/Baritone - William Joseph Lamont : Bariton - Billy Brown : Bass - then : Jackie Wilson : lead - Billy Ward : Lead - James Van Loan : Second Tenor - Milton Marle : baritone - Cliff Givens : Bass

Style musical : Doo Wop, Rhythm 'n' Blues

Chicken blues (1950) (Dominoes)

Sixty minute man (1951) (Dominoes)

HAVE MERCY BABY (1952) (Dominoes)

PEDAL PUSHIN' PAPA (1952) (Billy Ward & His Dominoes)

JENNIE LEE (1958) (Billy Ward & His Dominoes)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

12/1950 78 t. Federal 12001 (US) . DOMINOES - Chicken blues / Do something for me
12/1950 SP Federal 45-12001 (US) . DOMINOES - Chicken blues / Do something for me
1951 78 t. Federal 12010 (US) . DOMINOES - No ! says my heart / Harbor lights
1951 SP Federal 45-12010 (US) . DOMINOES - No ! says my heart / Harbor lights
1951 78 t. Federal 12016 (US) . DOMINOES - The deacon moves in / Other lips, other arms
1951 SP Federal 45-12016 (US) . DOMINOES - The deacon moves in / Other lips, other arms
03/1951 78 t. Federal 12022 (US) . DOMINOES - Sixty minute man / I can't escape from you
03/1951 SP Federal 45-12022 (US) . DOMINOES - Sixty minute man / I can't escape from you
1951 78 t. Federal 12035 (US) . DOMINOES - Heart to heart / Looking for a man
1951 SP Federal 45-12035 (US) . DOMINOES - Heart to heart / Looking for a man
07/1951 78 t. Federal 12036 (US) . Lookin' For A Man (To Satisfy My Soul) (Little Esther with Earle Warren Orchestra) / Heart To Heart (Little Esther & The Dominoes with Earle Warren Orchestra)
07/1951 SP Federal 45-12036 (US) . Lookin' For A Man (To Satisfy My Soul) (Little Esther with Earle Warren Orchestra) / Heart To Heart (Little Esther & The Dominoes with Earle Warren Orchestra)
11/1951 78 t. Federal 12039 (US) . DOMINOES - Weeping willow blues / I am with you
11/1951 SP Federal 45-12039 (US) . DOMINOES - Weeping willow blues / I am with you
1952 78 t. Federal 12059 (US) . DOMINOES - That's what you're doing to me / When the swallows come back to Capistrano
1952 SP Federal 45-12059 (US) . DOMINOES - That's what you're doing to me / When the swallows come back to Capistrano
04/1952 78 t. Federal 12068 (US) . DOMINOES - Deep sea blues / Have mercy baby
04/1952 SP Federal 45-12068 (US) . DOMINOES - Deep sea blues / Have mercy baby
05/1952 78 t. Federal 12072 (US) . DOMINOES - That's what you're doing to me / Love, love, love
05/1952 SP Federal 45-12072 (US) . DOMINOES - That's what you're doing to me / Love, love, love
1952 78 t. Federal 12105 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - No Room / I'd Be Satisfied
1952 SP Federal 45-12105 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - No Room / I'd Be Satisfied
10/1952 78 t. Federal 12106 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - I'm Lonely / Yours Forever
10/1952 SP Federal 45-12106 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - I'm Lonely / Yours Forever
12/1952 78 t. Federal 12114 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - The Bells / Pedal Pushin' Papa
12/1952 SP Federal 45-12114 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - The Bells / Pedal Pushin' Papa
05/1953 78 t. Federal 12129 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Don't leave me this way / These foolish things remind me of you
05/1953 SP Federal 45-12129 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Don't leave me this way / These foolish things remind me of you
06/1953 78 t. Federal 12139 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - You Can't keep a good man down / Where now little heart
06/1953 SP Federal 45-12139 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - You Can't keep a good man down / Where now little heart
10/1953 78 t. King 1280 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Rag's to riches / Don't thank me
10/1953 SP King 45-1280 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Rag's to riches / Don't thank me
11/1953 78 t. King 1281 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Bringing in a brand new year / Christmas in heaven
11/1953 SP King 45-1281 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Bringing in a brand new year / Christmas in heaven
12/1953 78 t. Federal 12162 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - My Baby's 3 D / Until the real thing comes along
12/1953 SP Federal 45-12162 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - My Baby's 3 D / Until the real thing comes along
03/1954 78 t. Federal 12178 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Tootsie Roll / I'm gonna move to the outsirts of town
03/1954 SP Federal 45-12178 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Tootsie Roll / I'm gonna move to the outskirts of town
04/1954 78 t. King 1342 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Tenderly / A little lie
04/1954 SP King 45-1342 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Tenderly / A little lie
05/1954 78 t. Federal 12184 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Handwriting on the wall / One moment with you
05/1954 SP Federal 45-12184 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Handwriting on the wall / One moment with you
06/1954 78 t. King 1364 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Lonesome road / Three coins in the fountain
06/1954 SP King 45-1364 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Lonesome road / Three coins in the fountain
07/1954 78 t. King 1368 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Little things mean a lot / I really don't want to know
07/1954 SP King 45-1368 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Little things mean a lot / I really don't want to know
08/1954 78 t. Federal 12193 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Above Jacob's Ladder / Little Black Train
08/1954 SP Federal 45-12193 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Above Jacob's Ladder / Little Black Train
10/1954 78 t. JUBILEE 5163 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Gimmy, gimmy, gimmy / Come to me, baby
10/1954 SP JUBILEE 45-5163 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Gimmy, gimmy, gimmy / Come to me, baby
1954 EP Federal FEP 212 (US) Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Sixty minute man / Do Something For Me / Have mercy baby / Don't Leave Me This Way 
1954 EP Federal FEP 262 (US) Billy Ward & His Dominoes - VOL. 2 - The Bells / Pedal Pushin' Papa / I'd Be Satisfied / That's What You're Doing To Me
1954 EP Federal FEP 269 (US) Billy Ward & His Dominoes - All Time Hit Standards - Vol. 3 - These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You / Rags To Riches / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano / Harbor Lights
01/1955 78 t. Federal 12209 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Can't do sixty no more / If I never get to heaven
01/1955 SP Federal 45-12209 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Can't do sixty no more / If I never get to heaven
04/1955 78 t. Federal 12218 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Cave man / Love me now or let me go
04/1955 SP Federal 45-12218 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Cave man / Love me now or let me go
07/1955 78 t. JUBILEE 5213 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Sweethearts on parade / Take me back to heaven
07/1955 SP JUBILEE 45-5213 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Sweethearts on parade / Take me back to heaven
07/1955 78 t. King 1492 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Learning the blues / May I never love again
07/1955 SP King 45-1492 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Learning the blues / May I never love again
09/1955 78 t. King 1502 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Give me you / Over the rainbow
09/1955 SP King 45-1502 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Give me you / Over the rainbow 
01/1956 EP VOGUE EPV 1113 (UK) Rhythm And Blues Series - Have mercy baby (DOMINOES) / Sixty minute man (DOMINOES) / Roll, Roll Pretty Baby (Swallows) / It Ain't The Meat (Swallows)
04/1956 78 t. Federal 12263 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Bobby sox baby / How long, how long blues
04/1956 SP Federal 45-12263 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Bobby sox baby / How long, how long blues
06/1956 78 t. DECCA 29933 (US) . Billy Ward & The Dominoes - St. Therese of the roses / Home is where you hang youe heart
06/1956 SP DECCA 9-29933 (US) . Billy Ward & The Dominoes - St. Therese of the roses / Home is where you hang youe heart
08/1956 SP DECCA 9-30043 (US) . Billy Ward & The Dominoes - Will you remember / Come on snake, let's Crawl
1956 SP DECCA 9-30119 (US) . Billy Ward & The Dominoes - Rock plymouth rock / Til kingdom come
12/1956 SP DECCA 9-30149 (US) . Billy Ward & The Dominoes - Half a love / Evermore
07/1957 78 t. Federal 12301 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - One moment with you / St. Louis blues
07/1957 SP Federal 45-12301 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - One moment with you / St. Louis blues
1957 78 t. Federal 12308 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Love, love, love / Have mercy baby
1957 SP Federal 45-12308 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Love, love, love / Have mercy baby
08/1957 SP DECCA 9-30420 (US) . Billy Ward & The Dominoes - I Don't stand a ghost of a chance with you / To each his own
11/1957 SP DECCA 9-30514 (US) . Billy Ward & The Dominoes - When the saints go marting in / September spng
05/1957 SP LIBERTY F-55071 (US) Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Stardust / Lucinda
08/1957 SP LIBERTY F-55099 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Deep purple / Do it again
11/1957 SP LIBERTY F-55111 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - My proudest possession / Someone greater than I
02/1958 SP LIBERTY F-55126 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Sweeter as the years go by / Solitude
04/1958 SP LIBERTY F-55136 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Jennie Lee / Music, maestro, please
1958 EP LONDON RE-U 1114 (UK) Billy Ward & THE Dominoes - Stardust / Lucinda / Deep Purple / Do It Again
03/1959 SP LIBERTY F-55181 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Please Don't say no / Behave, hula girl
01/1960 SP King 45-5322 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Have mercy baby / Sixty minute man
07/1960 SP ABC - PARAMOUNT 45-10128 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - You're mine / The world is waiting for the sunrise
1960 SP ABC - PARAMOUNT 45-10156 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - The Gypsy / You
1961 SP King 45-5463 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Lay it on the line / That's how you know you're growing old
1962 SP Federal 45-12129 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - These foolish things / Don't leave me this way
09/1962 SP LIBERTY F-54505 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Stardust / Deep purple
12/1962 SP Ro Zan 10001 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - My fair weather friend / Man in the stained glass window
1965 SP King 45-6002 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - I'm walking behind you / This love of mine
1965 SP King 45-6016 (US) . Billy Ward & His Dominoes - O holy night / What are you doing new year's Eve?
1975 SP King KG-503 (US) . DOMINOES - Sixty minute man / Have mercy baby
1979 SP GUSTO GT4-2030 (US) . DOMINOES - Sixty minute man / Have mercy baby
1979 SP King K-2030 (US) . DOMINOES - Sixty minute man / Have mercy baby
1989 SP COLLECTABLES COL 3639 (US) . DOMINOES - Chicken blues / Do Something For Me
1989 SP COLLECTABLES COL 3641 (US) . DOMINOES - Weeping Willow Blues / I Am With You
19?? SP GUSTO KG-503 (US) . DOMINOES - Sixty minute man / Have mercy baby





















Albums

1956 LP 12" Federal 548 (US) Billy Ward And His Dominoes Featuring Clyde McPhatter - Tenderly / Over The Rainbow / Learnin' The Blues / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano / Harbor Lights / These Foolish Things / Three Coins In The Fountain / Little Things Mean A Lot / Rags To Riches / May I Never Love Again / Lonesome Road / Until The Real Thing Comes Along
1956 LP 12" King 952 (US) 24 Songs - Billy Ward And His Dominoes - Pedal Pushing Papa / One Minute With You / I Can't Escape From You / Sixty Minute Man / Love. Love, Love / I'd Be Satisfied / Chicken Blues / Give Me You / The Bells / I'm Lonely / I Am With You / Yours Forever / Deep Sea Blues / Have Mercy Baby / No! Says My Heart / Little Black Train / I Can't Do Sixty No More / Love Me Now Or Let Me Go / You Can't Keep A Good Man Down / That's What You're Doing For Me / I Ain't Gonna Cry For You / Don't Leave Me This Way / Weeping Willow Blues / Do Something For Me
1957 LP 12" DECCA DL 8621 (US) Billy Ward And The Dominoes - To Each His Own / St. Therese Of The Roses / September Song / St. Louis Blues / When Irish Eyes Are Smiling / 'Til Kingdom Come / Evermore / I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You / Am I Blue / Will You Remember / Oh, Lady Be Good! / When The Saints Go Marching In
1957 LP 12" LIBERTY LRP 3056 (US) Sea Of Glass - Billy Ward And His Dominoes - Joshua / Standing In The Need Of Prayer / Deep River / Bye And Bye / Swing Low Sweet Chariot / Someone Greater Than I / Above Jacob's Ladder / Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child / The House Of The Lord / The Lullaby Divine / Were You There? / I Am The Resurrection
1958 LP 12" King 559 (US) Clyde McPhatter With Billy Ward And His Dominoes - Sixty Minute Man / Do Something For Me / That's What You're Doing To Me / Deep Sea Blues / Pedal Pushin' Papa / Don't Leave Me This Way / Have Mercy Baby / I Am With You / Chicken Blues / Weeping Willow Blues / Love, Love, Love / The Bells
1958 LP 12" LIBERTY ‎LRP 3083 (US) Yours Forever - Billy Ward And His Dominoes - Stardust / Music, Maestro, Please! / Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / Don't Say I Love You / These Foolish Things / I'll Never Ask For More Than This / Deep Purple / Do It Again / If You Please / Eatin' n' Sleepin' / Lucinda / Yours Forever
195? LP 12" Federal FED-578 (US) The Best Of Billy Ward & The Dominoes Featuring Jackie Wilson - Volume 2 - I'D Be Satisfied / No Room / Where Now, Little Heart / You Can't Keep A Good Man Down / I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town / Tootsie Roll / Give Me You / Yours Forever / I'm Lonely / Until The Real Thing Comes Down / My Baby's 3-D / Above Jacob's Ladder / Little Black Train / Over The Rainbow
1961 LP 12" King 548 (US) Billy Ward And His Dominoes Featuring Clyde McPhatter - Tenderly / Over The Rainbow / Learnin' The Blues / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano / Harbor Lights / These Foolish Things / Three Coins In The Fountain / Little Things Mean A Lot / Rags To Riches / May I Never Love Again / Lonesome Road / Until The Real Thing Comes Along
1977 LP 12" King K 5005X (US)
All Their Hits (1951-1965) - Volume One - THE DOMINOES - Sixty Minute Man / I Am With You / That's What You're Doing To Me / Have Mercy Baby / I'd Be Satisfied / The Bells / Pedal Pushin' Pappa / These Foolish Things / Can't Do Sixty No More / Rags To Riches / Ringing In A Brand New Year / Over The Rainbow / O Holy Night / What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
1977 LP 12" Rare Bid ‎BID 8005 (GER) All Their Hits (1951-1965) - Volume One - THE DOMINOES - Sixty Minute Man / I Am With You / That's What You're Doing To Me / Have Mercy Baby / I'd Be Satisfied / The Bells / Pedal Pushin' Pappa / These Foolish Things / Can't Do Sixty No More / Rags To Riches / Ringing In A Brand New Year / Over The Rainbow / O Holy Night / What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
1977 LP 12" King K 5007X (US) 14 Hits -  Volume THREE - Jackie Wilson With Billy Ward And The Dominoes - You Can't Keep A Good Man Down / Until The Real Thing Comes Along / I'm Going To Move To The Outskirts Of Town / Above Jacob's Ladder / Love Me Now Or Let Me Go / One Moment With You / Bobby Sox Baby / St. Louis Blues / Tenderly / Little Lie / Three Coins In The Fountain / Little Things Mean A Lot / Give Me You / Christmas In Heaven
1977 LP 12" Bellaphon ‎BID 8007 (GER) 14 Hits -  Volume THREE - Jackie Wilson With Billy Ward And The Dominoes - You Can't Keep A Good Man Down / Until The Real Thing Comes Along / I'm Going To Move To The Outskirts Of Town / Above Jacob's Ladder / Love Me Now Or Let Me Go / One Moment With You / Bobby Sox Baby / St. Louis Blues / Tenderly / Little Lie / Three Coins In The Fountain / Little Things Mean A Lot / Give Me You / Christmas In Heaven
1985 LP 12" Charly R&B ‎CRB 1095 (UK) Have Mercy Baby - DOMINOES - Chicken Blues / Do Something For Me / Weeping Willow Blues / Sixty Minute Man / That's What You're Doing To Me / I Am With You / Don't Leave Me This Way / Have Mercy Baby / Pedal Pushin' Papa / I'd Be Satisfied / The Bells / I Ain't Gonna Cry For You / You Can't Keep A Good Man Down / My Baby's 3-D / I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town / If I Never Get To Heaven
1987 CD King KCD 559 (US) Clyde McPhatter WITH Billy Ward And His Dominoes - Sixty Minute Man / Do Something For Me / That's What You're Doing To Me / Deep Sea Blues / Pedal Pushin' Papa / Don't Leave Me This Way / Have Mercy Baby / I Am With You / Chicken Blues / Weeping Willow Blues / Love, Love, Love / The Bells
1990 LP 12" King KING-5005X (US) All Their Hits (1951-1965) - Volume One - THE DOMINOES - Sixty Minute Man / I Am With You / That's What You're Doing To Me / Have Mercy Baby / I'd Be Satisfied / The Bells / Pedal Pushin' Pappa / These Foolish Things / Can't Do Sixty No More / Rags To Riches / Ringing In A Brand New Year / Over The Rainbow / O Holy Night / What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
1990 CD Charly R&B ‎CD CHARLY 242  (UK) Sixty Minute Man - Billy Ward & The Dominoes - Sixty Minute Man / Chicken Blues / Don't Leave Me This Way / Do Something For Me / That's What You're Doing To Me / Weeping Willow Blues / How Long How Long Blues / I Am With You / Have Mercy Baby / If I Never Get To Heaven / Pedal Pushin' Papa / I'd Be Satisfied / 'Deed I Do / The Bells / My Baby's 3-D / Tenderly / I Ain't Gonna Cry For You / You Can't Keep A Good Man Down / I Really Don't Want To Know / I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
11/1993 CD Rhino R2 71509 (US) Sixty Minute Men - The Best Of Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Do Something For Me / Chicken Blues / "No" Says My Heart / Weeping Willow Blues / Harbor Lights / Sixty Minute Man / The Deacon Moves In / Heart To Heart / I Am With You / That's What You're Doing To Me / These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano / Have Mercy Baby / I'd Be Satisfied / The Bells / Pedal Pushin' Papa / You Can't Keep A Good Man Down / Rags To Riches / Can't Do Sixty No More / Star Dust
01/1996 CD King 1400 (US)

Greatest Hits - Billy Ward & THE Dominoes - Sixty Minute Man / Have Mercy Baby / Pedal Pushin' Papa / These Foolish Things / Rags To Riches / The Bells / You Can't Keep A Good Man Down / Can't Do Sixty No More

01/1996 CD King KCD 5005 (US) 14 Hits - VOLUME ONE -  Billy Ward AND THE Dominoes - Sixty Minute Man / I Am With You / That's What You're Doing To Me / Have Mercy Baby / I'd Be Satisfied / The Bells / Pedal Pushin' Papa / These Foolish Things / Can't Do Sixty No More / Rags To Riches / Over The Rainbow / O Holy Night / What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? / O Holy Night
06/1996 CD King KCD 5006 (US) 18 Hits - VOLUME TWO - THE DOMINOES FEATURING Clyde McPhatter - No Says My Heart / Do Something For Me / Harbor Lights / That's What You're Doing To Me / I Can't Escape From You / Don't Leave Me This Way / Deep Sea Blues / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano / Yours Forever / Chicken Blues / Weeping Willow Blues / Heart To Heart / The Deacon Moves In / Love, Love, Love / Pedal Pushin' Papa / No Room / I Ain't Gonna Cry For You / I'm Lonely Tonight
1997 CD Famous Groove ‎FG 97 2001 (F) Their Greatest Hits - Billy Ward And His Dominoes  featuring Clyde McPhatter AND JACKIE WILSON - Sixty Minute Man / Have Mercy Baby / The Bells / Chicken Blues / I Am With You / These Foolish Things / The Deacon Moves In / I Can't Escape From You / Do Something For Me / That's What You're Doing To Me / Harbour Lights / Don't Leave Me This Way / Heart To Heart / Deep Sea Blues / I'd Be Satisfied / Weeping Willow Blues / Love, Love, Love / No Says My Heart / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano / Pedal Pushin' Papa / Rags To Riches / St. Therese Of The Roses / Stardust / Deep Purple / Jennie Lee / Sixty Minute Man (outtake)
01/2002 CD COLLECTABLES 2827 (US) The Very Best of Billy Ward and the Dominoes - Chicken Blues  / No! Says My Heart / Do Domethng For Me / Weeping Willow Blues / Sixty Minute Man / Harbor Lights / That's What You're Doing To Me / I Am With You / These Foolish Things / Have Mercy Baby / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano / I'd Be Satisfied / The Bells / Pedal Pushin' Papa / Yours Forever / You Can't Keep A Good Man Down / Rags To Riches / Christmas In Heaven / Until The Real Thing Comes Along / Three Coins In The Fountain / I Really Don't Want To Know / Can't Do Sixty No More / Give Me You / May I Never Love Again / Over the Rainbow
2003 CD Rev-Ola ‎CR REV 32 (UK) Sixty Minute Man - Billy Ward And THE Dominoes - Sixty Minute Man / That's What You're Doing To Me / Harbor Lights / Chicken Blues / The Deacon Moves In / The Bells / Heart To Heart / Do Something For Me / Weeping Willow Blues / No! Says My Heart / I Am With You / Have Mercy Baby / I'd Be Satisfied / Pedal Pushin' Papa / These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano
07/2004 CD Varèse Sarabande ‎302 066 553 2 (US) The Essential Masters - Jackie Wilson with Billy Ward & His Dominoes - You Can't Keep A Good Man Down / Until The Real Thing Comes Along / I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town / Above Jacob's Ladder / Love Me Now Or Let Me Go / Bobby Sox Baby / St. Louis Blues / One Moment With You / Rags To Riches / Christmas In Heaven / Tenderly / A Little Lie / Three Coins In The Fountain / Little Things Mean A Lot / Learnin' The Blues / Give Me You / That's How You Know You're Growing Old / Bonus Tracks : The Rainy Day Blues (Sonny Wilson with The Billy Mitchell Band) / Danny Boy Blues (Sonny Wilson with The Billy Mitchell Band)
09/2005 CD King KG0128 (US) 14 Greatest Hits - Volume Three - THE DOMINOES FEATURING JACKIE WILSON - You Can't Keep A Good Man Down / Until The Real Thing Comes Along / I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town / Above Jacob's Ladder / Love Me Now Or Let Me Go / One Moment With You / Bobby Sox Baby / St. Louis Blues / Tenderly / Little Lie / Three Coins In The Fountain / Little Things Mean A Lot / Give Me You / Christmas In Heaven
01/2005 CD Classics CLASSICS 5120 (US)

The CHRONOLOGICAL Billy Ward & the Dominoes - 1950-1953 - Chicken Blues - No Says My Heart / Do Something For Me / Weeping Willow Blues / Sixty Minute Man / Harbour Lights / I Can't Escape From You / That's What You're Doing To Me / I Am With You / Love, Love, Love / Don't Leave Me This Way / These Foolish Things / Deep Sea Blues / Have Mercy Baby / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano / No Room / I'd Be Satisfied / Pedal Pushin' Papa / The Bells / I Ain't Gonna Cry For You / I'm Lonely / Yours Forever / You Can't Keep a Good Man Down / Where Now, Little Heart

2005 CD Rev-Ola CR REV 92 (UK) The Genius Of Clyde McPhatter Featuring The Drifters And Billy Ward And His Dominoes - Do Something For Me (Billy WARD & His DOMINOES) / I Am With You (Billy WARD & His DOMINOES) / That's What You're Doing To Me (Billy WARD & His DOMINOES) / Have Mercy Baby (Billy WARD & His DOMINOES) / I'd Be Satisfied (Billy WARD & His DOMINOES) / The Bells (Billy WARD & His DOMINOES) / These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You (Billy WARD & His DOMINOES) / Money Honey (DRIFTERS) / The Way I Feel (DRIFTERS) / Such A Night (DRIFTERS) / Lucille (DRIFTERS) / Honey Love (DRIFTERS) / Warm Your Heart (DRIFTERS) / Bip Bam (DRIFTERS) / Someday You'll Want Me To Want You (DRIFTERS) / The Bells Of St Mary's (DRIFTERS) / White Christmas (DRIFTERS) / What'Cha Gonna Do (DRIFTERS) / Gone (DRIFTERS) / Hot Ziggety (DRIFTERS) / Everyone's Laughing (DRIFTERS) / Try Try Baby (DRIFTERS) / There You Go (DRIFTERS) / Don't Dog Me (DRIFTERS) / Let The Boogie Woogie Roll (DRIFTERS) / If I Didn't Love You Like I Do (DRIFTERS) / Three-Thirty-Three (DRIFTERS)
2009 CD JASMINE JASCD 509 (UK) Here Comes Jackie Wilson 1953 - 1958 (Featuring Billy Ward And The Dominoes) - Billy Ward & The Dominoes (Jackie Wilson - Lead) : You Can't Keep A Good Man Down / Rags To Riches / Christmas In Heaven / Until The Real Thing Comes Along / I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town / Three Coins In The Fountain / St Therese Of The Roses / St Louis Blues / Jackie Wilson : Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Want To Meet) / By The Light Of The Silvery Moon / To Be Loved / Come Back To Me / As Long As I Live / I'm Wandering / We Have Love / Singing A Song / Lonely Teardrops / In The Blue Of The Evening / That's Why (I Love You So) / Love Is All / Danny Boy / Right Now / You Better Know It / Etcetra / Hush A Bye
02/2014 3 CD Acrobat ACTRCD 9035 (UK) The Dominoes Collection 1951-57 :
CD 1 : Do Something For Me / Chicken Blues / Harbor Lights / No, Says My Heart / The Deacon Moves In / Sixty Minute Man / I Can't Escape From You / Heart To Heart / I Am With You / Weeping Willow Blues / That's What You're Doing To Me / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano / Have Mercy Baby / Deep Sea Blues / Love, Love, Love / I'd Be Satisfied / No Room / Yours Forever / I'm Lonely / The Yours Forever / Pedal Pushin' Papa / These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You / Don't Leave Me This Way / You Can't Keep A Good Man Down / Where Now Little Heart / Rags To Riches / Don't Thank Me / Christmas In Heaven
CD 2 : Ringin' In A Brand New Year / My Baby's 3-D / Until The Real Thing Comes Along / Tootsie Roll / I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town / Tenderly / A Little Lie / Handwriting On The Wall / One Moment With You / Three Coins In The Fountain / Lonesome Road / Little Things Mean A Lot / I Really Don't Want To Know / Above Jacob's Ladder / Little Black Train / Gimme Gimme Gimme / Come To Me Baby / Can't Do Sixty No More / If I Never Get To Heaven / Cave Man / Love Me Now And Let Me Go / Take Me Back To Heaven / Sweethearts On Parade / Learnin' The Blues / May I Never Love Again / Give Me You / Over The Rainbow / Bobby Sox Baby / How Long, How Long Blues / St. Therese Of The Roses
CD 3 : Home Is Where You Hang Your Heart / Will You Remember / Come On Snake Let's Crawl / Evermore / Half A Love / Rock Plymouth Rock / Til Kingdom Come / Star Dust / Lucinda / St. Louis Blues / One Moment With You / Deep Purple / Do It Again / I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance / To Each His Own / My Proudest Possession / Someone Greater Than I / When The Saints Go Marching In / September Song / Solitude / (You Grow) Sweeter As The Years Go By / Jennie Lee / Music Maestro Please / Please Don't Say No / Behave Hula Girl / That's How You Know You're Growing Old / Lay It On The Line / These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You [alt. take] / My Faith Weather Friend / The Man In The Stained Glass Window
08/2014 2 CD JASMINE JASCD 770 (UK) Stardust - The Final Years - Billy Ward And His Dominoes :
CD 1 : Will You Remember (When You Are Far Away) / 'Til Kingdom Come / St Therese Of The Roses / Evermore / I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You / To Each His Own / When The Saints Go Marching In / September Song / St. Louis Blues / Oh, Lady Be Good / Am I Blue / When Irish Eyes Are Smiling / Half A Love (Is Better Than None) / Home Is Where You Hang Your Heart / Come On Snake, Let's Crawl / Rock Plymouth Rock / Joshua - Milton Grayson / Standing In The Need Of Prayer / Deep River / Bye And Bye / Swing Low Sweet Chariot / Someone Greater Than I / Above Jacobs Ladder / Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child / The House Of The Lord / The Lullaby Divine / Were You There? / I Am The Resurrection
CD 2 : Stardust / If You Please / Music Maestro Please / Eatin' 'n' Sleepin' / I'll Never Ask For More Than This / Do It Again / Deep Purple / These Foolish Things / Don't Say I Love You / Lucinda / Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / Yours Forever / Pagan Love Song / Moonlight And Shadows / Trade Winds / I'll Weave A Lei Of Stars / Bird Of Paradise / Hurricane / A Lei, A Candle And A Prayer / Blue Hawaii / Behave, Hula Girl / Magic Island / Hawaiian Wedding Song / Aloha Oe / My Proudest Possession / Solitude / (You Grow) Sweeter As The Years Go By / Jennie Lee
05/2015 2 CD Real Gone RGM-0359 (US)
The Complete Federal/King Singles - Billy Ward And His Dominoes Featuring Clyde McPhatter & Jackie Wilson :
CD 1 : Do Something For Me / Chicken Blues / No Says My Heart / Harbor Lights / Sixty Minute Man / I Can't Escape From You / Weeping Willow Blues / I Am With You / That's What You Are Doing To Me / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano / Have Mercy Baby / Deep Sea Blues / Love, Love, Love / I'd Be Satisfied / No Room / Yours Forever / I'm Lonely / The Bells / Pedal Pushin' Papa / These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You / Don't Leave Me This Way / You Can't Keep A Good Man Down / Where Now Little Heart / Rags To Riches / Don't Thank Me / Christmas In Heaven / Ringing In A Brand New Year / Until The Real Thing Comes Along
CD 2 : My Baby's 3-D / I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town / Tootsie Roll / Tenderly / A Little Lie / Handwriting On The Wall / One Sweet Moment / Three Coins In The Fountain / Lonesome Road / Little Things Mean A Lot / I Really Don't Want To Know / Above Jacob's Ladder / Little Black Train / Can't Do Sixty No More / If I Never Get To Heaven / Love Me Now Or Let Me Go / Cave Man / Learnin' The Blues / May I Never Love Again / Give Me You / Over The Rainbow / Bobby Sox Baby / How Long, How Long Blues / St. Louis Blues / Lay It On The Line / That's How You Know You're Growing Old / I'm Walking Behind You / This Love Of Mine / O Holy Night / What Are You Doing New Year's Eve

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