Larks (Durham NC)

as Four Barons – Lemon Squeezer/ Got To Go Back Again, ’50 (Regent 1026)

 

as Five Larks – Coffee, Cigarettes And Tears/ My Heart Cries For You, ’51 (Apollo EP 1177-A & Apollo 1177)

 

Larks

– Hopefully Yours/ When I Leave These Prison Walls, ’51 (Apollo 1180)

– My Reverie/ Let’s Say A Prayer, ’51 (Apollo 1184)

– Eyesight To The Blind/ I Ain’t Fattening’ Frogs For Snakes, ’51 (Apollo 427)

– Ooh … It Feels So Good/ I Don’t Believe In Tomorrow, ’51 (Apollo 430)

  • Scans found.

– Darlin/ Lucy Brown, ’52 (Apollo 437)

– Honey In The Rock/ Shadrack, ’52 (Apollo 1189)

  • 45rpm scans found for both sides.  78rpm scan found for A-side.

– Christmas To New Years (Recorded 1951), ’88 (Apollo-unreleased & Relic LP 8013 (B2))

– It’s Breaking My Heart (Recorded 1951), ’88 (Relic LP 8013 (B6))

– All I Want For Christmas (Recorded 1951), ’88 (Apollo-unreleased & Relic LP 8014 (A7))

– What’s The Matter (Recorded 1951), ’88 (Apollo-unreleased & Relic LP 8014 (B2))

 

Larks (w Bobby Smith’s Orchestra) – Little Side Car, ’51 (Apollo 429)

Larks (Bobby Smith’s Orchestra & The) – Hey, Little Girl, ’51 (Apollo 429)

 

Larks (Bobby Smith & The) – My Lost Love, ’51 (Apollo 435)

Larks (& Bobby Smith) – How Long Must I Wait For You, ’51 (Apollo 435)

 

Larks (ft Eugene Mumford)

– In My Lonely Room/ Stolen Love, ’52 (Apollo 1190)

– Hold Me/ I Live True To You, ’52 (Apollo 1194)


 

Larks (Gene Mumford’s reformed Larks)

 

as Larks (w Bobby Smith & Orch) – Margie/ Rockin’ In The Rocket Room, ’54 (Lloyds 108)

 

as Larks (Bobby Smith & Orch) – If It’s A Crime/ Tippin’ In, ’54 (Lloyds 110)

 

as Larks

– No Other Girl/ The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise, ’54 (Lloyds 112)

– Forget It/ Os-Ca-Lu-Ski-O, ’54 (Lloyds 114)

– Danny Boy/ Without A Song, ’54 (Dreamtone 201-Unreleased)

– Honey From The Bee/ No Mama No, ’55 (Apollo 475)

– For The Love Of You (Recorded 1954), ’88 (Apollo-unreleased & Relic LP 8014 (A3))

– If You Were The Only Girl In The World (Recorded 1955), ’88 (Apollo-unreleased & Relic LP 8013 (A5))

– Jam Session, ’88 (Relic LP 8013 (A7))

 

Larks (Barbara Gale & The)

– When You’re Near/ Who Walks In (When I Walk Out), ’54 (Lloyds 111)

– Johnny Darlin’/ You’re Gonna Lose Your Gal, ’54 (Lloyds 115)


 

The compete biography for the Apollo Larks is at uncamarvy.com/Larks/larks.html.

  • Scans I found, mostly available on youtube, are used for label credit accuracy.
  • All #429 and #435 scans found were split credits.

 

Apollo #262, recorded in May 1952 is credited to Mahalia Jackson:

  • The Larks (Mumford, Ruth, Bunn, Barnes, and McNeil) are uncredited.