Treasure Island

Singles listed in “Treasure Island,” the back-of-the-book discography from Stranded (Alfred A. Knopf, 1979), with links to YouTube streams [YT] and reviews or references [REV]. Note that this is not every single listed in “Treasure Island,” but rather, just the one-shots (and two-shots)—those performers, as noted by Marcus in his introduction to the discography, “with only one thing to say, or worth hearing.”
Faye Adams, “Shake a Hand” (Herald). 1953 [YT]
Angels, “My Boyfriend’s Back” (Smash). 1963. [YT]
Ashton, Gardner & Dyke, “Resurrection Shuffle” (Capitol). 1971.
Bee Gees, “Holiday” (Atco). 1967. [YT]
Belmonts, “Tell Me Why” (Sabrina). 1961. [YT]
Jesse Belvin, “Goodnight My Love” (Modern). 1956. [YT]
Big Bopper, “Chantilly Lace” (D/Mercury). 1958. [YT]
Big Brother and the Holding Company, “Coo Coo” (Mainstream). 1968. [YT]
Blue Swede, “Hooked on a Feeling” (EMI). 1973. [YT]
Bob and Earl, “Harlem Shuffle” (Marc). 1963. [YT]
Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans, “Why Do Lovers Break Each Other’s Hearts” (Philles). 1963. [YT]
Jan Bradley, “Mama Didn’t Lie” (Formal/Chess). 1963.
Donnie Brooks, “Mission Bell” (Era). 1960. [YT]
Jackson Browne, “Running on Empty” (Asylum). 1978. [REV]
Browns, “Three Bells” (RCA). 1959. [YT]
Buchanan & Goodman, “The Flying Saucer” (Luniverse). 1956. [YT]
Eric Burdon & the Animals, “Sky Pilot” (MGM). 1968. [YT]
Solomon Burke, “Cry To Me” (Atlantic). 1962. [YT]
Johnny Burnette & the Rock ‘n’ Roll Trio, “Train Kept A-Rollin'” (Coral). 1956. [YT]
Jerry Byrne, “Lights Out” (Specialty). 1958. [YT]
Cadets, “Stranded in the Jungle” (Modern). 1956. [YT]
Cadillacs, “Speedo” (Josie). 1955. [YT]
J.J. Cale, “Going Down” (Shelter). 1973. [YT]
Freddie Cannon, “Palisades Park” (Swan). 1962.
Capris, “There’s a Moon Out Tonight” (Planet/Old Town). 1960. [YT]
Clarence Carter, “Patches” (Atlantic). 1970. [YT]
Cellos, “Rang Tang Ding Dong (I Am the Japanese Sandman)” (Apollo). 1957. [YT] [REV]
Gene Chandler, “Duke of Earl” (Vee-Jay). 1962. [YT]
Chantays, “Pipeline” (Downey/Dot). 1963. [YT]
Chiffons, “One Fine Day” (Laurie). 1963. [REV]
Claudine Clark, “Party Lights” (Chancellor). 1962. [REV]
Dave Clark Five, “Catch Us if You Can” (Epic). 1965. [YT]Dee Clark, “Raindrops” (Vee-Jay). 1961.
Cleftones, “Heart and Soul” (Gee). 1961. [YT]
Eddie Cochran, “Summertime Blues” (Liberty). 1958. [YT]
Commodores, “Machine Gun” (Motown). 1974. [YT]
Contours, “Do You Love Me” (Gordy). 1962. [YT]
Contours, “First I Look at the Purse” (Gordy). 1965. [YT]
Alice Cooper, “Eighteen” (Warner Bros). 1971. [YT]
Country Joe and the Fish, “Bass Strings”/”Section 43″(Rag Baby). 1966. [YT]
Counts, “Darling Dear” (Dot). 1954. [YT]
Crests, “Step by Step” (Coed). 1960. [YT]
Crosby, Still, Nash and Young, “Ohio” (Atlantic). 1970.
Cuff Links, “Guided Missiles” (Dootone). 1957. [YT]
Johnny Cymbal, “Mr. Bass Man” (Kapp). 1963. [YT]
Danleers, “One Summer Night” (Mercury). 1958. [YT]
Spencer Davis Group, “Gimme Some Lovin'” (UA). 1966.
Desmond Dekker, “Israelites” (Uni). 1969. [YT]
Dells, “There Is” (Cadet). 1968.
Dell-Vikings, “Whispering Bells” (Dot). 1957. [YT]
Jackie DeShannon, “What the World Needs Now is Love” (Liberty). 1965. [YT]
Diamonds, “Little Darlin'” (Mercury). 1957. [YT]
Ral Donner, “Girl of My Best Friend” (Gone). 1961.
Dovells, “Bristol Stomp” (Parkway). 1961. [YT]
Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, “Carry Me, Carrie” (Columbia). 1972. [YT]
Dubs, “Could This Be Magic” (Gone). 1957. [YT]
Eagles, “Hotel California” (Asylum). 1977.
Easybeats, “Friday on My Mind” (UA). 1967.
Edsels, “Rama Lama Ding Dong” (Twin). 1961. [YT]
Tommy Edwards, “It’s All in the Game” (MGM). 1958. [YT]
Elastic Oz Band, “Do the Oz” (Apple). 1971. [YT]
Eldorados, “At My Front Door” (Vee-Jay). 1955. [YT]
Elegants, “Little Star” (Apt). 1958. [YT]
Falcons, “You’re So Fine” (Unart). 1959. [YT] [REV]
Charlie Feathers, “One Hand Loose” (King). 1956. [YT]
Five Du-Tones, “Divorce Court”/”Shake a Tailfeather” (One-derful!). 1963.
Five Satins, “In the Still of the Nite” (Standard/Ember). 1956. [YT] [REV]
Flares, “Foot-Stomping Part 1” (Felsted). 1961. [YT]
Four Deuces, “W-P-L-J” (Music City). 1955. [YT]
Four Seasons, “Walk Like a Man” (Vee-Jay). 1963. [YT]
Stan Freberg, “The Old Payola Roll Blues” (Capitol). 1960. [YT]
Free, “Wishing Well” (Island). 1973. [YT]
Bobby Freeman, “Do You Wanna Dance” (Josie). 1958. [YT]
Don Gardner and Dee Dee Ford, “I Need Your Loving” (Fire). 1962. [YT]
Lesley Gore, “You Don’t Own Me” (Mercury). 1963. [REV#1; REV#2; REV#3]
Grand Funk Railroad, “We’re an American Band” (Capitol). 1973. [YT]
Grass Roots, “Where Were You When I Needed You” (Dunhill). 1966. [YT]
Dobie Gray, “Drift Away” (MCA). 1973. [YT]
Guess Who, “Share the Land” (RCA). 1970. [YT] [REV]
Guitar Slim, “The Things That I Used to Do” (Specialty). 1953. [YT]
Harptones, “A Sunday Kind of Love” (Bruce). 1953. [YT]
Joyce Harris, “No Way Out” (Infinity). 1960. [YT]
Dale Hawkins, “Susie-Q” (Checker). 1957. [YT]
Ronnie Hawkins, “Who Do You Love” (Roulette). 1963. [YT]
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, “I Put a Spell on You” (Okeh). 1956. [YT]
Heart, “Crazy on You” (Mushroom). 1976. [YT]
Heartbeats, “A Thousand Miles Away” (Rama). 1956.[YT]
Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, “I Don’t Know Why, But I Do” (Argo). 1961. [YT]
Herman’s Hermits, “A Must to Avoid” (MGM). 1967. [YT]
Jessie Hill, “Ooh Poo Pah Doo” (Minit). 1960.
Hollies, “Bus Stop” (Imperial). 1966. [YT]
Hotlegs, “Neanderthal Man” (Capitol). 1970. [YT]
Isley Brothers, “Shout” (RCA). 1959. [YT]
Isley Brothers, “This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak For You)” (Tamla). 1966
Jackson 5, “I Want You Back” (Motown). 1969.
Jackson 5, “The Love You Save” (Motown). 1970. [YT]
Mick Jagger, “Cocksucker Blues” (Ruthless Rhymes Ltd./W. Germany). 1970/1976. [YT]
Jamies, “Summertime, Summertime” (Epic). 1958. [YT] [REV]
Jarmels, “A Little Bit of Soap” (Laurie). 1961.
Jay and the Americans, “Cara Mia” (UA). 1965. [YT]
Jefferson Airplane, “Runnin’ Round This World” (RCA). 1966. [YT]
Jewels, “Hearts of Stone” (Imperial). 1954. [YT]
Johnnie and Joe, “Over the Mountain, Across the Sea” (J&S/Chess). 1957. [YT]
Janis Joplin, “Kozmic Blues” (Columbia). 1969. [YT]
Kalin Twins, “When” (Decca). 1958.
Paul Kelly, “Stealing in the Name of the Lord” (Happy Tiger). 1970. [YT]
B.B. King, “The Thrill is Gone” (Bluesway). 1969. [YT]
Ben E. King, “Stand By Me” (Atco). 1961. [YT]
Kingsmen, “Louie, Louie” (Jerden/Wand). 1963. [YT]
Knickerbockers, “Lies” (Challenge). 1965. [YT]
Gladys Knight and the Pips, “Midnight Train to Georgia” (Buddah). 1973. [YT]
Sonny Knight, “If You Want This Love” (Aura). 1964. [YT]
Curtis Lee, “Pretty Little Angel Eyes” (Dunes). 1964. [YT]
Left Banke, “Pretty Ballerina” (Smash). 1967.
John Lennon, “God” (Apple). 1970. [REV] [YT]
Smiley Lewis, “One Night of Sin” (Imperial). 1955. [YT]
Gordon Lightfoot, “If You Could Read My Mind” (Reprise). 1970. [YT]
Little Anthony & the Imperials, “Hurt So Bad” (DCP). 1965. [YT]
Little Eva, “The Loco-Motion” (Dimension). 1962. [YT]
Little Peggy March, “I Will Follow Him” (RCA). 1963. [YT]
Little Willie John, “Need Your Love So Bad” (King). 1956. [YT]
Love, “Alone Again Or” (Elektra). 1968. [YT]
Darlene Love, “A Fine, Fine Boy” (Philles). 1963. [REV] [YT]
Robin Luke, “Susie Darlin'” (International/Dot). 1958. [YT]
Magazine, “Shot By Both Sides” (Virgin/UK). 1978. [REV] [YT]
Magic Sam, “21 Days in Jail” (Cobra). 1958. [YT]
Majors, “A Wonderful Dream” (Imperial). 1962. [YT]
Marcels, “Blue Moon” (Colpix). 1961. [YT]
Bobby Marchan, “There Is Something On Your Mind” (Fire). 1960. [YT]
Mar-Keys, “Last Night” (Satellite). 1961. [YT]
Marshall Tucker Band, “Can’t You See” (Capricorn). 1973. [YT]
George McRae, “Rock Your Baby” (TK). 1974. [YT]
Barry McGuire, “Eve of Destruction” (Dunhill). 1965. [YT]
Wayne McGinnis, “Rock, Roll & Rhythm”/”Lonesome Rhythm Blues” (Meteor). 1956. [YT]
Don McLean, “American Pie” (UA). 1971. [YT]
Clyde McPhatter, “A Lover’s Question” (Atlantic). 1958. [YT]
MeadowLarks, “Heaven and Paradise” (Dootone). 1955. [YT]
Medallions, “The Letter” (Dootone). 1955. [YT]
Mellow Kings, “Tonite-Tonite” (Herald). 1957. [YT]
Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” (Philadelphia International). 1972. [YT]
MFSB, “TSOP” (Philadelphia International). 1974.
Mickey and Sylvia, “Love is Strange” (Groove). 1956. [YT]
Garnett Mimms and the Enchanters, “Cry Baby” (UA). 1963. [YT]
Mink Deville, “Cadillac Walk” (Capitol). 1977. [YT]
Monotones, “Book of Love” (Argo). 1958. [YT]
Moody Blues, “Go Now” (London). 1965. [YT]
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers, “Merry Christmas, Baby” (Exclusive). 1949. [YT]
Move, “Do Ya” (UA). 1972. [YT]
Music Machine, “Talk Talk” (Original Sound). 1966. [YT]
Mystics, “Hushabye” (Laurie). 1959. [YT]
Nervous Norvus, “Transfusion” (Dot). 1956. [YT]
Thunderclap Newman, “Something in the Air” (Track). 1969. [YT]
Nutmegs, “Story Untold” (Herald). 1955.

O’Jays, “Love Train” (Philadelphia International). 1973.
Olympics, “Dance By the Light of the Moon” (Arvee). 1960. [YT]
Orioles, “It’s Too Soon to Know” (Natural). 1948. [REV] [YT]
Orlons, “Don’t Hang Up” (Cameo). 1962. [YT]

Bill Parsons, “The All-American Boy” (Fraternity). 1958. [YT]
Passions, “Just to Be With You” (Audicon). 1959. [YT]
Paul and Paula, “Hey Paula” (LeCam/Phillips). 1962. [YT]
Penguins, “Earth Angel” (Dootone). 1954. [YT]
Peter and Gordon, “I Go To Pieces” (Capitol). 1965.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “American Girl” (Shelter). 1977. [YT]
Phil Phillips, “Sea of Love” (Khoury’s/Mercury). 1959. [YT]
Gene Pitney, “Every Breath I Take” (Musicor). 1961. [YT]
Gene Pitney, “Mecca” (Musicor). 1963. [YT]
Plastic Ono Band, “Cold Turkey” (Apple). 1969. [YT]
Platters, “My Prayer” (Mercury). 1956. [YT]
Police, “So Lonely” (A&M/UK). 1978. [YT]
Poppy Family, “That’s Where I Went Wrong” (London). 1973. [YT]
P.J. Proby, “Mission Bell” (Liberty). 1965. [YT]
Procol Harum, “A Whiter Shade of Pale” (Dream). 1967. [YT]
Professor Longhair, “Bald Head” (Mercury). 1950. [YT]
Quin-Tones, “Down the Aisle of Love” (Hunt). 1958. [YT]

Rays, “Silhouettes” (Cameo). 1957. [YT]
Rebels, “Wild Weekend” (Swan). 1962.
Mac Rebennack, “Storm Warning” (Rex). 1960. [YT]
Revels, “Church Key” (Impact). 1961. [YT]
Paul Revere and the Raiders, “Just Like Me” (Columbia). 1965. [YT]
Jody Reynolds, “Endless Sleep” (Demon). 1958. [YT]
Righteous Brothers, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” (Philles). 1964. [YT]
Billy Lee Riley and His Little Green Men, “Flying Saucers Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Sun). 1957. [YT]
Johnny Rivers, “Secret Agent Man” (Imperial). 1966. [YT]
Rivingtons, “Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow” (Liberty). 1962.
Marty Robins, “El Paso” (Columbia). 1960. [YT]
Vicki Sue Robinson, “Turn the Beat Around” (RCA). 1976. [REV] [YT]
Rods, “Do Anything You Wanna Do” (Island). 1977. [YT] [YT]
Linda Ronstadt, “You’re No Good” (Capitol). 1975. [YT]
Rosie and the Originals, “Angel Baby” (Highland). 1960. [YT]
Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts, “Angel of the Morning” (SpearSound/Bell). 1968. [YT]

Safaris, “Image of a Girl” (Eldo). 1960. [YT]
Santo and Johnny, “Sleep Walk” (Canadian American). 1959. [YT]
Linda Scott, “Don’t Bet Money Honey” (Canadian American). 1961. [YT]
Searchers, “Needles and Pins” [YT] / “Ain’t That Just Like Me” (Kapp). 1964.
Neil Sedaka, “Calendar Girl” (RCA). 1960. [YT]
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, “Night Moves” (Capitol). 1976 [REV] [YT]
Ronnie Self, “Pretty Bad Blues” (CBS). 1957. [YT]
Sensations, “Let Me In” (Argo). 1962. [YT]
Shangri-Las, “Leader of the Pack” (Red Bird). 1964. [YT]
“I Can Never Go Home Anymore” (Red Bird). 1965. [YT]
Shep and the Limelights, “Daddy’s Home” (Hull). 1961. [YT]
Shields, “You Cheated” (Tender/Dot). 1958. [YT]
Shirley and Lee, “Let the Good Times Roll” (Alladin). 1956. [YT]
Shirley and Company, “Shame, Shame, Shame” (Vibration). 1975. [YT]
Shocking Blue, “Never Marry a Railroad Man” (Colossus). 1970. [YT]
Troy Shondell, “This Time” (Goldcrest/Library). 1961. [YT]
Showmen, “It Will Stand”/“Country Fool” (Minit). 1961. [YT]Silhouettes, “Get a Job” (Ember). 1958. [YT]
Carly Simon, “You’re So Vain” (Elektra). 1972. [YT]
Skyliners, “Since I Don’t Have You” (Calico). 1959. [YT]
Small Faces, “Here Comes the Nice” (Immediate/UK). 1967. [YT]
Sonny and Cher, “But You’re Mine” (Atco). 1965. [YT]
Jimmy Soul, “If You Wanna Be Happy” (S.P.Q.R.). 1963. [YT]
Joe South, “Games People Play” (Capitol). 1969. [YT]
Spikedrivers, “Strange Mysterious Sounds” (Reprise). 1967. [YT] [YT]
Spirit, “I Got a Line on You” (Ode). 1969. [YT]
Edwin Starr, “War” (Gordy). 1970. [YT]
Ringo Starr, “It Don’t Come Easy” (Apple). 1971. [YT]
Billy Stewart, “Summertime” (Chess). 1966. [YT]
Stories, “Brother Louie” (Kama Sutra). 1973. [REV] [YT] [YT]
Barrett Strong, “Money” (Anna). 1960. [YT]
Surfaris, “Wipe Out” (DFS/Dot). 1963. [YT]
Donna Summer, “Hot Stuff” (Casablance). 1979. [YT]
Swingin’ Medallions, “Double Shot (of My Baby’s Love)” (4 Sale/Smash). 1966.

Joe Tex, “Hold What You’ve Got” (Dial). 1964. [YT]
B.J. Thomas, “Rock and Roll Lullaby” (Scepter). 1972. [YT]
Carla Thomas, “Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes)” (Satellite/Atlantic). 1964. [YT]
Irma Thomas, “Wish Someone Would Care” (Imperial). 1964. [YT] [REV] [YT]
Junior Thompson, “Raw Deal”/“Mama’s Little Baby” (Meteor). 1956. [YT]
Trashmen, “Surfin’ Bird” (Garret). 1963. [YT]John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, “You’re the One That I Want” (RSO). 1978.
Troggs, “Wild Thing” (Fontana). 1966. [YT]
Doris Troy, “Just One Look” (Atlantic). 1963
Tubes, “White Punks on Dope” (A&M). 1975 [YT]
Tommy Tucker, “Hi-Heel Sneakers” (Checker). 1964. [YT]
Turbans, “When You Dance” (Herald). 1955. [YT]
Joe Turner, “Shake, Rattle and Roll” (Atlantic). 1954. [YT]
Ike and Tina Turner, “River Deep, Mountain High” (Philles). 1966. [YT]
Conway Twitty, “It’s Only Make Believe” (MGM). 1958. [YT]

Ritchie Valens, “La Bamba” (Del-Fi). 1959. [YT]
Bobby Vee and the Shadows, “Suzie Baby” (Soma/Liberty). 1959. [YT]
Ventures, “Walk—Don’t Run” (Blue Horizon/Dolton). 1960.
Vibrations, “My Girl Sloopy” (Atlantic). 1964. [YT]
Volumes, “I Love You” (Chex). 1962. [YT]

Jerry Jeff Walker, “Mr. Bojangles” (ATCO). 1968. [YT]
“L.A. Freeway” (MCA). 1973. [YT]
Junior Walker, “Shotgun” (Soul). 1965. [YT]
Joe Walsh, “Life’s Been Good” (Asylym). 1978. [REV] [YT]
War, “Slippin’ into Darkness” (UA). 1972. [YT]
Dionne Warwick, “Don’t Make Me Over” (Scepter). 1962. [YT]
Gino Washington, “Gino is a Coward” (Ric Ti/Son Bert). 1964. [REV] Johnny “Guitar” Watson, “Cuttin’ In” (King). 1962. [YT]
We Five, “You Were on My Mind” (A&M). 1965. [YT]
Lenny Welch, “Since I Fell for You” (Cadence). 1963. [YT]
Tony Joe White, “Roosevelt and Ira Lee” (Monument). 1969. [YT]
Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs, “Stay” (Herald). 1960 [REV] [YT]
Chuck Willis, “It’s Too Late” (Okeh). 1956.
Willows, “Church Bells May Ring” (Melba). 1962. [YT]
Bill Withers, “Lean on Me” (Sussex). 1972. [YT]
Link Wray and His Wray Men, “Rumble” (Cadence). 1958 [YT]

Young Rascals, “Good Lovin’” (Atlantic). 1966 [YT]
Kathy Young and the Innocents, “A Thousand Stars” (Indigo). 1960. [YT]
Timi Yuro, “What’s a Matter Baby” (Liberty). 1962.

Zurvans, “Close the Book” (End). Release date unknown.


Stranded: Rock and Roll for a Desert Island, 1979


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