the Composers

Most of the songs recorded by the Flames were covers. Here is a table of all the songs, together with the composer credits as they appear on the record labels. I have taken the liberty of correcting typographical or factual errors of which I'm certain. I have also included my best guess for the original performing artist(s) who first brought the song to fame or prominence. The album by the Flame isn't included here for the simple reason that there aren't any covers on it. This table will grow as more information becomes available (i.e. my collection grows!). I welcome all E-Mails with your additions and/or corrections.

A Place In The Sun Mirror-Wells Stevie Wonder *
Blue Colour R. Shorter Gene Pitney *
Bring Back The Time Mark Charron B.J. Thomas *
Dixie arr. Restell Duane Eddy *
Don't Ask Me What I Say P. Jones Manfred Mann *
Don't Fight It Picket-Cropper Wilson Pickett *
Don't Make Your Children Pay Joe Tex Joe Tex *
Don't Play That Song Ahmet Ertegun-Benjamin Nelson Ben E. King *
Down In The Valley Solomon Burke Otis Redding *
Eight Days A Week Lennon-McCartney the Beatles *
For Your Precious Love Brooks-Butler Jerry Butler & the Impressions *
Glory Of Love B. Hill the Five Keys *
Gone Rogers Smokey Rogers / Buddy Holly *
He'll Only Hurt You Dimucci, Sherman, Mavver, Farrell Dion *
Hold On I'm Coming Porter-Hayes Sam & Dave *
I Can't Help Myself Holland, Dozier & Holland the Four Tops *
If You Need Me Pickett-Bateman-Sanders Solomon Burke / Wilson Pickett / Rolling Stones */*/*
If You Think You're Groovy Marriott-Lane P.P. Arnold *
Is It You S. Fataar the Flames *
I Was Made To Love Her Cosby-Wonder-Moy-Hardaway Stevie Wonder *
Knock On Wood Floyd-Cropper Eddy Floyd *
Land Of A Thousand Dances Kenner-Domino jr. Wilson Pickett *
Like A Baby Madara-White-Barry Len Barry *
Like Strangers B. Bryant the Everly Brothers *
Lost Gamble-Huff-Butler Jerry Butler *
Love's Made A Fool Of You Holly-Montgomery Buddy Holly *
Maniac B. Kinsey the Flames *
Modern Casanova B. Kinsey the Flames *
Mr. Moto R. Dilvi the Ventures *
My Girl William Robinson & Ronald White the Temptations *
My Guy William Robinson Mary Wells *
Nobody Tells Me (What To Do) Gene Rockwell the Flames *
No Reply Lennon-McCartney the Beatles *
Ole Man Trouble Otis Redding Otis Redding *
One Of These Days W.M. Stevenson Marvin Gaye *
Pretty Woman Orbison-Dees Roy Orbison *
Purple Haze J. Hendrix the Jimi Hendrix Experience *
Purple Raindrops Ted Hull Stevie Wonder *
Reach Out I'll Be There E. & B. Holland-Dozier the Four Tops *
Respect Otis Redding Otis Redding *
Restless Addington *** unknown
Satisfaction Jagger-Richard the Rolling Stones (Aretha Franklin) *
See Me Back T. Crane & J. Gustafson the Merseybeats *
Something You've Got Kenner Chris Kenner *
Stagger Lee Price-Logan Lloyd Price *
Stop Look And Listen A. Cooke Joe Tex *
Stop Thief Hayes-Porter-Shamwell Carla Thomas *
Streamliner Colin Scott the Flames *
Take Me For A Little While Martin Evie Sands *
I'm Talking About You ** Chuck Berry Chuck Berry *
Tell It Like It Is G. Davis-L. Diamond Aaron Neville *
Tell Mama Carter Etta James *
That's Enough Raven Wildroot Roscoe Robinson *
The "In" Crowd Billy Page Ramsey Lewis / Dobie Gray *
Things You Don't Forget McCoy Tom Jones *
Thoko N. Maseko the Invaders -
Try A Little Tenderness Campbell-Woods-Connelly Otis Redding *
Ummm Oh Yeah Burlington / Gibson - Baker ? Buddy Holly *
Useless Illusions (Nights In White Satin) Fataar (Hayward) the Flames (the Moody Blues) */*
When Something's Wrong With My Baby Porter-Hayes Sam & Dave *
White Cliffs Of Dover Burton-Kent Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans *
You Are My Sunshine J. Davis-C. Mitchell Ray Charles *
You Better Move On Alexander jr. Arthur Alexander / Rolling Stones */*
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me Donnaggio, Pallavicin,i Wickham, Napier-Bell Dusty Springfield *
You Keep Me Hanging On E. & B. Holland-Dozier the Supremes/Vanilla Fudge */*
You've Got It Made Porter-Hayes Sam & Dave *

** On the Flames album this track is erroneously titled Talkin' 'Bout You and credited to Ray Charles. Whilst Ray Charles did write and perform a song by that name, the Flames' song is actually by Chuck Berry and is titled I'm Talking About You.

*** This credit is wrong. Sonny Burgess performs Restless written by Addington but it's another song.



Here is a list of artists whoalso composed tunes entitled Restless, but different to the song the Flames covered.

Sonny Burgess
Carl Perkins
Del Shannon
the Cobras
the Pirates (Johnny Kidd)
John Sheridan
Bobby Short
Brooks Williams
Gordon Lightfoot
Maxine Sullivan
Crank Tones
Steve Dix
Buddy Knox
Los Infernos
Charlie Sexton
Paula West
Michael Chaplin (composed Warren-Julien)
Comsat Angels
Fairport Convention
Mark O'Connor
Elton John
The Sweet
George Thoroughgood And The Destroyers
Blue Rodeo
The Bangles