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Friday, 30 April 2010

N. G. N. RECORDS


N.G.N 101 / 102
SMILING EDDIE WILSON AND THE LONE STAR COWBOYS
Why Should I Be Different (101)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
No One But You (102)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)




Hear "No One But You"

Thursday, 29 April 2010

BARREL HEAD GANG RECORDS


BARREL HEAD GANG 1001
SMOKEY WARD
Dog Bite Yo’ Hide (1001.A) (deadwax 1000.A)
(Smokey Ward) (No Publisher Noted)
Doin’ My Time (1001.B) (deadwax 1000.B)
(J. Skinner) (No Publisher Noted)

Hear "Dog Bite Yo' Hide"

MAUNAY RECORDS


Portales. New Mexico


MAUNAY 101
EVELYN GEORGE AND HER BLUES BAND
I Wonder Who’s Missing Who Now (A) (deadwax 4* M-101.A)
(Evelyn George) (No Publisher Noted)
Goodbye, My Darling (B) (deadwax 4* M-101.B)
(Evelyn George) (No Publisher Noted)

MAUNAY 102
EVELYN GEORGE AND HER BLUES BAND
I’ll Have Another’s Name
()
Your Love Is Worth More Than Money To Me
()

MAUNAY 103
ORAN CUMMINS AND THE ROVING COWBOYS
The Tears That I’m Keeping (Are Breaking My Heart) (A)
(Oran Cummins) (No Publisher Noted)
Who’ll Pray For Me When Mother’s Gone? (B)
(Oran Cummins) (No Publisher Noted)

MAUNAY 104
EVELYN GEORGE AND HER BLUES BAND
Why Should I Love You So?
(Evelyn George – Maunay George) (No Publisher Noted)
When I Take My Vacation In Heaven
(Herbert Buffum – R. E. Winsett) (No Publisher Noted)

MAUNAY 105




Contrary to Evelyn George’s billing on MAUNAY, i.e. “With Her Blues Band” her releases are Hillbilly!

MAUNAY 101 reviewed in BILLBOARD August 1949
MAUNAY 102 reviewed in BILLBOARD December 1949
MAUNAY 103 reviewed in BILLBOARD November 1950
MAUNAY 104 reviewed in BILLBOARD July 1951
MAUNAY 105 reviewed in BILLBOARD December 1953

Source: Bill Daniels “American 45 and 78 RPM Record Dating Guide 1940 – 1959"

MAUNAY 101 is a 4 Star pressing. MAUNAY 103 and 104 are Research Craft Pressings. Label owned by Maunay George.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

BLUE STAR RECORDS


BLUE STAR 700
SMOKIE GRAVES AND HIS BLUE STAR BOYS
I’m Glad You’re Not My Own (Vocal – Smokie) (NBT 109)
(Graves) (No Publisher Noted)
The Waltz Of The Raindrops (Vocal – Smokie & Johnny) (NBT 110)
(Graves – Wolfe) (No Publisher Noted)

Note: NBT master numbers could refer to Norman B. Teal in Burlington. NC (see GLEN THOMPSON Records)




Hear "I’m Glad You’re Not My Own"

BROKEN RECORDS


BROKEN 1001
K-BAR-O RANGERS – Vocal Chorus By Bob Gleason And Ensemble
The Sheriff And The Posse (1001.A)
(G. Cates – B. Gleason) (No Publisher Noted)
K-BAR-O RANGERS – Vocal Chorus By Bob Gleason
Peek-A-Boo Island (1001.B)
(G. Cates – B. Gleason) (No Publisher Noted)


Hear "The Sheriff And The Posse"

Monday, 26 April 2010

PACEMAKER RECORDS


1912 Missouri Avenue. Shreveport. Louisiana
(Issues 1001 thru 1011)
2537 Dupont. Shreveport. Louisiana (1016)
322 W. 77th Shreveport. Louisiana (2001& 2002)

PACEMAKER HB 1001
TEX GRIMSLEY AND HIS TEXAS SHOWBOYS
Walking The Dog (Vocal – Cliff Grimsley) (1001.A)
(Grimsley) (BMI)
Teardrops (Vocal – Cliff Grimsley) (1001.B)
(Grimsley) (BMI)

PACEMAKER 1001 was reissued on GOTHAM 408

PACEMAKER 1002






PACEMAKER HB 1003
TILLMAN FRANKS AND HIS RAINBOW BOYS
Drifting Texas Sand (Uncredited Vocal) (1003.A)
(Arranged by Pierce) (No Publisher Noted)
You Scared The Love Right Out Of Me (Uncredited Vocal) (1003.B)
(Franks – Pierce) (No Publisher Noted)

Uncredited Vocalist is Webb Pierce

PACEMAKER HB 1004
SHOT JACKSON AND HIS DIXIE DEW BOYS
I’m Watching The Stars (Uncredited Vocal) (1004.A)
(Wayne – Pierce) (No Publisher Noted)
I Need You Like A Hole In My Head (Uncredited Vocal) (1004.B)
(Wayne – Pierce – Jackson) (No Publisher Noted)

Uncredited Vocalist is Webb Pierce

PACEMAKER HB 1005
TEX GRIMSLEY AND HIS TEXAS SHOW BOYS
Shuffle On Down (Vocal – Cliff Grimsley) (1005.A)
(Pierce) (No Publisher Noted)
I’ll Forgive & Forget (Vocal – Cliff Grimsley) (1005.B)
(Grimsley Brothers) (No Publisher Noted)

PACEMAKER HB 1006
No Artist Credited
I’m Sittin’ On Top Of The World (Uncredited Vocal Duet) (1006.A)
(Buddy Attaway) (No Publisher Noted)
Freight Train Blues (Uncredited Vocal Duet) (1006.B)
(Buddy Attaway) (No Publisher Noted)

Uncredited Vocal Duet – Buddy Attaway & Webb Pierce
“I’m Sittin’ On Top Of The World” has notation on label “Harmonica chorus by Rip Jackson”

PACEMAKER HB 1007
SLEEPY JEFFERS
I Used To Love You (1007.A)
(Cliff and Tex Grimsley) (No Publisher Noted)
You Turned A Good Man Down (1007.B)
(Cliff and Tex Grimsley) (No Publisher Noted)

PACEMAKER HB 1008
HONEY AND SONNY – THE DAVIS TWINS
Daisies For My Darling (1008.A)
()
Be My Dumplin’ Pie (1008.B)
()

HONEY & SONNY - THE DAVIS TWINS
(Photograph c. 1944)


PACEMAKER HB 1009
SHOT JACKSON
Stealing The Mood (Instrumental) (1009.A)
(Shot Jackson) (No Publisher Noted)
Beautiful Hawaiian Shores (Vocal – Shot Jackson) (1009.B)
(Nettles) (No Publisher Noted)

PACEMAKER HB 1010
CLAUDE KING
A Million Mistakes (1010.A)
(King) (No Publisher Noted)
Why Should I? (1010.B)
(King) (No Publisher Noted)

PACEMAKER 1010 was reissued on GOTHAM 409

PACEMAKER HB 1011
TILLMAN FRANKS AND HIS RAINBOW BOYS
California Blues (Uncredited Vocal) (1101.A) (deadwax 1011.A)
(Jimmie Rodgers) (No Publisher Noted)
Hayride Boogie (Uncredited Vocal) (1101.B) (deadwax 1011.B)
(Webb Pierce – Buddy Attaway) (No Publisher Noted)

PACEMAKER 1011 mislabeled as PACEMAKER 1101
Uncredited Vocalist is Webb Pierce

PACEMAKER HB 1012
WEBB PIERCE AND HIS SOUTHERN VALLEY BOYS
I Got Religion On A Saturday Night (1012.A)
()
Have You Ever Had The Feeling (1012.B)
()

PACEMAKER HB 1013
HAL HARRIS
I’ve Loved, I’ve Laughed, I’ve Cried (1013.A)
()
Poor Boy Rag (Instrumental) (1013.B)
()

PACEMAKER 1014
HOT ROD HAPPY
Hot Rod Boogie (1014.A)
()
Worried Blues (1014.B)
()

Note: PACEMAKER 1014 is a Blues/R&B release.

PACEMAKER HB 1015
WEBB PIERCE AND SHOT JACKSON WITH THE SOUTHERN VALLEY BOYS
In The Jailhouse (1015.A)
()
The Last Waltz (1015.B)
()

PACEMAKER HB 1016
WILEY JORDON
Someday I May Call You (1016.A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
Lonesome Moon (1016.B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)

PACEMAKER HB R 2001
BILL KING accompanied by RANCH HANDS
Let’s Forgive, Let’s Forget (2001.A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
It’s So Funny (2001.B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)

PACEMAKER HB R 2002
BILL KING accompanied by RANCH HANDS
This Is My Last Time To Cry (2002.A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
You Made Me Care (2002.B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)





Hear "Someday I May Call You"

1001, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1009, 1010, 1011 are Research Craft Pressings. 1007, 2001, 2002 are not Research Craft pressings.

PACEMAKER listing originally published in The Hillbilly Researcher (No 4 – Summer 1989); listing compiled by Dave Sax, with additional information supplied by Tom Sims.

SILVER BELL RECORDS


Cambridge. Maryland


SILVER BELL 1000
JOE BENNETT (VOCALIST) WITH RIDERS OF THE RAINBOW TRAIL
Wondering (1000.A) (E1 KB 2633)
(A. D. Meredith) (No Publisher Noted)
ARNOLD MEREDITH (VOCALIST) WITH RIDERS OF THE RAINBOW TRAIL
It’s No Use Lyin’ (1000.B) (E1 KB 2634)
(A. D. Meredith) (No Publisher Noted)

RCA Custom Pressing - 1951

Hear “It’s No Use Lyin’”

ALL AMERICA RECORDS


5011 Junisus St. Dallas. Texas (Issue 100)
2940 Elm St. Dallas. Texas (Issue 102, 103, 104)

ALL AMERICA 100 / 100 X
JOHN CURRIE
Down That Lonely Road Alone (100)
(Allpress – Currie) (Music Clearence BMI)
The Blue Ridge Mountain Waltz (100 X)
(John Currie) (Music Clearence BMI)

ALL AMERICA 101




ALL AMERICA 102
BILL BOYD – THE COWBOY RAMBLER
Rockin’ And Rollin’ My Country Songs Away (102+)
(Currie – Boyd) (All America. BMI)
Was You Ever Sad (102-)
(John Currie) (All America. BMI)

ALL AMERICA 103
BONNIE JO EASON
Waxahachie Waltz (103+)
(Currie) (All America. BMI)
I’m Cravin’ Lovin’ (103-)
(Currie) (All America. BMI)

Note: ALL AMERICAN 103 has a handwritten date on label - 1st June 1956

ALL AMERICA 104
DALE BERRY AND HIS BLUE BONNETS
I’m So Alone (104+)
(Dale Berry) (All America. BMI)
Hat With A Bow At The Back (104-)
(Dale Berry) (All America. BMI)


ALL AMERICA 105
ART DAVIS - VOCAL: GENDA DAVIS
“15 Year Old Daughter Of Art Davis Her First Record”
I’ll Take Texas (1111)
(John Currie) (Main St. Songs BMI)
ART DAVIS
“Star Of Stage, Screen, TV And Records”
Anywhere In Texas (1112)
(John Currie) ()

Hear “Rockin’ And Rollin’ My Country Songs Away”

Sunday, 25 April 2010

JAMBOREE RECORDS


Box 3387. West Monroe. Louisiana

JAMBOREE 2800
RHYTHM HARMONEERS
Louisiana Moonlight (2800.A)
(Thomas E. Bearden) (No Publisher Noted)
Women Drivers (2800.B)
(Byron Douglas Ritter) (No Publisher Noted)

Notation on label “A Hugh Taylor Recording”
JAMBOREE 2800 is a Research Craft Pressing.

Hear "Women Drivers"

FRONTIER RECORDS

Buffalo. New York

FRONTIER AY 101
ART YOUNG (VOCAL) AND HIS CACTUS KICKERS
Daddy’s Little Helper (AY 101.A)
(Arthur J. Young. Jr) (No Publisher Noted)
Gotta Get To Texas By Sundown (AY 101.B)
(Arthur J. Young. Jr) (No Publisher Noted)

FRONTIER AY 101 has notation on label “For Best Results Don’t Use Cactus Needles”

FRONTIER AY 102
DONA LEE (VOCAL) Acc: ART YOUNG AND THE SUNDODGERS
I Know You Know What I Mean (AY 102.A)
(Hugh Cross) (No Publisher Noted)
Queen Of The Rodeo (AY 102.B)
(Rex Allen) (No Publisher Noted)

FRONTIER AY 103
DANNY AUSTIN & DOUG WINGERT Acc: DOUG WINGERT
AND THE RHYTHM RANGERS
Blues Stay Away From Me (AY 103.A)
(A. Delmore – R. Delmore – W. Raney – H. Glover)
(No Publisher Noted)
DANNY AUSTIN Acc: DOUG WINGERT AND THE RHYTHM RANGERS
The Love Bug Itch (AY 103.B)
(Carson – Boptkin) (No Publisher Noted)

FRONTIER 101, 102, 103 are Research Craft Pressings.

FRONTIER 101 = August 1949
FRONTIER 103 = December 1950

(Source: Bill Daniels “American 45 and 78 RPM Record Dating Guide 1940 – 1959)


Hear "Gotta Get To Texas By Sundown"

Saturday, 24 April 2010

WSM RECORDS


WSM 101
MARY & CURLY WITH EARL KETCHUM’S CIRCLE “A” RANCH GANG
Yesterdays Memories (101.A) (E1 KB 3538)
(Ketchum – Bradshaw)(No Publisher Noted)
Saturday Nite Waltz (101.B) (E1 KB 3539)
(Ketchum) (No Publisher Noted)

RCA custom pressing - 1951

Hear "Yesterdays Memories"

JESS HUNTER RECORDS


Pueblo. Colorado


JESS HUNTER RJH 101 / 102
TED WEST WITH BUDDY WATKINS AND HIS BUDDIES OF THE WEST
Jess Hunter Song (RJH 101) (deadwax F115A 2/55)
(Ted West) (No Publisher Noted)
Mary Ann (RJH 102) (deadwax F115A 2/55)
(Ted West) (No Publisher Noted)



Hear "Jess Hunter Song"




Thursday, 22 April 2010

RED BIRD RECORDS



Fort Wayne. Indiana


1000 series

RED BIRD 1001 / 1002
JOE TAYLOR AND HIS TAILORMAIDS - THE INDIANA RED BIRDS
The Whispering Pines (1001)
(Elsie Birt Byers) (No Publisher Noted)
THE INDIANA RED BIRDS
You’re Really Doin’ Me Wrong (Vocal - Joe Taylor) (1002)
(Carrie Hoffman) (No Publisher Noted)

1001 / 1002 BILLBOARD C&W advance release – 16th July 1949

RED BIRD 1003 / 1004
THE INDIANA RED BIRDS
Maumee Valley (Vocal - Joe Taylor And His Tailormaids) (1003)
(Elsie Birt Byers) (No Publisher Noted)
Swingaroo Polka (Vocal - Joe Taylor And His Tailormaids) (1004)
(Carrie Holtman - Ross Robin) (No Publisher Noted)

1003 / 1004 BILLBOARD C&W review – 24th December 1949

RED BIRD 1005 / 1006
JOE TAYLOR AND THE INDIANA REDBIRDS
Cowboy Auctioneer (1005?)
()
I’m Gonna Settle Down (1006?)
()

1005 / 1006 BILLBOARD C&W advance release – 16th July 1949
1005 / 1006 BILLBOARD C&W review – 30th July 1949

RED BIRD 1007 / 1008
UNCLE HARVE’S RAGTIME WRANGLERS
INTERLUDE: HAROLD “HAPPY” THAXTON
Rainbow Of Roses (Vocal - Harold (Lazy) Donelson) (1007)
(Elsie B. Byers – Roy Benson) (No Publisher Noted)
UNCLE HARVE’S RAGTIME WRANGLERS
Montana Skies (Vocal - Harold (Lazy) Donelson) (1008)
(Elsie Birt Byers) (No Publisher Noted)

RED BIRD 1007 / 1008 reviewed in BILLBOARD October 1948 and August 1950

RED BIRD 1009 / 1010
Unknown Artist
Mother’s Old Rockin’ Chair (1009?)
()
Kentucky’s Way Of Sayin’ Good Mornin’ (1010?)
()

RED BIRD 1009 / (1010?) BILLBOARD advert 25th December 1948

RED BIRD 1011 / 1012
UNCLE HARVE’S RAGTIME WRANGLERS
South Georgia Blues (Vocal - Harve (Uncle) Spivey) (1011)
(Harve (Uncle) Spivey) (Byers Music. BMI)
Cherokee Boogie (Instrumental) (1012)
(Ragtime Wranglers) (Byers Music. BMI)

RED BIRD 1011 / 1012 reviewed in BILLBOARD January 1951

RED BIRD 1013 / 1014
UNCLE HARVE’S RAGTIME WRANGLERS
Maybe Baby (Vocal - Harold (Lazy) Donelson) (1013)
(Harve Spivey – Elmore Pigg) (Byers Music. BMI)
North Carolina Waltz (Vocal - Harold (Lazy) Donelson) (1014)
(Harold Donelson - Harve Spivey) (Byers Music. BMI)

1013 / 1014 BILLBOARD C&W review – 13th January 1951

RED BIRD 1001 / 1005
JOE TAYLOR AND HIS TAILORMAIDS - THE INDIANA RED BIRDS
The Whispering Pines (1001)
(Elsie Birt Byers) (No Publisher Noted)
JOE TAYLOR AND THE INDIANA RED BIRDS
He’s Cowboy Auctioneer (1005)
()

1001 / 1005 BILLBOARD C&W advance release – 11th July 1953
1001 / 1005 BILLBOARD C&W review – 18th July 1953

RED BIRD 1004 /
JOE TAYLOR
Mom Of Your Baby Days
()
Maumee Valley
()

1004 / ? BILLBOARD C&W review – 11th July 1953

RED BIRD 1020 / 1021
JOE TAYLOR AND HIS INDIANA RED BIRDS
Gonna’ Trade In My Saddle (On An Old Rockin’ Chair) (1020)
(Les Peterson – Julia Cowart – Russ Golding) (Byers Music. BMI)
New Version – (He’s A) Cowboy Auctioneer (1021)
(Joe Taylor) (Byers Music. BMI)

RED BIRD 1020 / 1021 BILLBOARD C&W review 19th November 1955

RED BIRD 1022 / 1023
JOE TAYLOR’S INDIANA RED BIRDS
A Gingham Dog And A Calico Cat (1022)
(Ellsie Birt Byres – George Calder) (Byers Music. BMI)
The Crick-Hopper Song (1023)
(Joe Taylor) (Byers Music. BMI)

RED BIRD 1022 / 1023 BILLBOARD C&W review 19th November 1955

RED BIRD (Unknown Issue Number)
EDDIE ALFORD AND THE VIRGINIA MOYNTAIN BOYS
Red Bird
()
Answer Yes Or No
()

(Unknown #) BILLBOARD C&W review 14th December 1959

10000 series

RED BIRD 10001
JOE TAYLOR AND HIS TAILORMAIDS - THE INDIANA RED BIRDS
The Whispering Pines
()
Maumee Valley
()

10001 BILLBOARD Pop advance release – 23rd October 1948

RED BIRD 10004
JOE TAYLOR AND THE INDIANA RED BIRDS
Mom Of Your Baby Days
()
Montana Skies
()

10004 BILLBOARD Pop advance release – 23rd October 1948

Additional Information (In Red) from Johan

Hear "Cherokee Boogie"

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

PERSONALITY / ROYALTY RECORDS


PERSONALITY P 28
PAUL BLUNT WITH ORCHESTRA
You Promised Me (deadwax JB 28)
(McCord – Tarvin)
Missouri (deadwax JB 29)
(no composer credit)

PERSONALITY P 28 / P 31
DIXIE HARPER AND HER BLUE BONNETT BRATS [sic]
Devil’s Dream (Instrumental) (Durrie Tonn – Fiddle) (P 28)
(deadwax JB 28) (no composer credit)
Soldier’s Joy (Instrumental) (Cleon Kee & Durrie Tonn – Fiddles)
(P 31) (deadwax JB 31) (no composer credit)

Note: Duplication of issue / master numbers

ROYALTY P 31 / P 329
DIXIE HARPER AND HER BLUEBONNET BRATS
Sweeter Than The Flowers (P 31) (deadwax JB 31)
(no composer credit)
CHESTER ODOM AND HIS WESTERN RYTHM BAND [sic]
Rag Time Annie (Instrumental) (P 329)
(no composer credit)

Note: Duplication of issue / master numbers

ROYALTY P 38 / P 39
DIXIE HARPER AND HER BLUEBONNET BRATS
Lovesick Blues (Vocal – Durrie Tonn) (P 38) (deadwax JB 38)
(no composer credit)
Wabash Cannonball (Vocal – Dixie Harper) (P 39) (deadwax JB 39)
(no composer credit)

PERSONALITY 321 / P 322
BOB CROSS AND HIS TROUBADOURS
Black Mountain Rag (Instrumental Featuring Red Hayes on Fiddle)
(321)(no composer credit)
Billy In The Low Ground (Instrumental Featuring Red Hayes on
Fiddle) (P 322)(no composer credit)

PERSONALITY P 323 / P 324
BOB CROSS AND HIS TROUBADOURS
Calcasieu Waltz (Instrumental Featuring Red Hayes on Fiddle)
(P 323)(Red Hayes) (No Publisher Noted)
Combination Rag (Instrumental Featuring Red Hayes on Fiddle)
(P 324)(Red Hayes) (No Publisher Noted)

Note: Both sides of PERSONALITY P 323 / P 324 are described on label as “Cajun”

ROYALTY P 327 / P 328
CHESTER ODOM AND HIS WESTERN RYTHM BAND [sic]
Steel Guitar Waltz (Instrumental) (P 327)
(Martin) (No Publisher Noted)
Yes, Sir, That’s My Baby (P 328)
(no composer credit)



Hear "Calcasieu Waltz"



Hear "Combination Rag"

ROYALTY RECORDS (2)

Paris. Texas


ROYALTY 30
LEON JENKINS AND THE EASTERNERS
I Love You So Much It Hurt’s Me (Vocal - Johnny Gipson) (A)
(Tilman) (No Publisher Noted)
Texarkana Baby (Vocal - Johnny Gipson) (B)
(Clark - Rose) (No Publisher Noted)

ROYALTY 31
LEON JENKINS AND THE EASTERNERS
Love Somebody (Vocal - Johnny Gipson) (A)
(Whitney - Kramer) (No Publisher Noted)
Underneath The Arches (Vocal - Johnny Gipson) (B)
(McCarty - Flanagan) (No Publisher Noted)

ROYATLY 32
LEON JENKINS AND THE EASTERNERS
Bouquet Of Roses (Vocal - Johnny Gipson) (A)
()
Tennessee Waltz (Vocal - Johnny Gipson) (B)
()

ROYALTY 33
LEON JENKINS AND THE EASTERNERS
Just A Little Lovin’ (Vocal - Johnny Gipson) (A)
()
Tesucita Polka (Inst) (B)
()

ROYALTY 34.A / 35.A
LEON JENKINS AND THE EASTERNERS
Hair Of Gold (Vocal - Johnny Gipson) (34.A)
(Skyler) (No Publisher Noted)
It’s Magic (Vocal - Johnny Gipson) (35.A)
(Cahn - Styne) (No Publisher Noted)

ROYALTY 34.B / 35.B
LEON JENKINS AND THE EASTERNERS
You Call Everybody Darlin' (Vocal - ?) (34.B)
()
Say When (Vocal - Johnny Gipson) (35.B)
()

ROYALTY 36
BILL CASON AND HIS ARKANSAS TROOPERS
Buttons And Bows (A)
()
Rambling Rose (B)
()

ROYALTY No#
TEXAS RYTHM RIDERS [sic]
I Turned And Walked Slowly Away (Vocal - Billy Gray)
(deadwax 37.A)(Red Fortner) (No Publisher Noted)
Blues In My Heart (Vocal - Billy Gray) (deadwax number unreadable)
(Red Foley – Jennie Lou Carson) [sic] (No Publisher Noted)

ROYALTY No#
TEXAS RYTHM RIDERS [sic]
Green Light (Vocal - Billy Gray) (nothing in deadwax)
(Hank Thompson) (No Publisher Noted)
Tennessee Saturday Night (Vocal - Curly Rogers) (deadwax 39.A)
(Billy Hughes) (No Publisher Noted)

ROYALTY No#
TEXAS RYTHM RIDERS [sic]
Twelfth Street Rag (Inst) (deadwax 40.A)
(no composer credit) (No Publisher Noted)
Red Sails In The Sunset (Vocal - Texas Blackie) (deadwax 40.B)
(no composer credit) (No Publisher Noted)

ROYALTY 42.? / 43.?
TEXAS RYTHM RIDERS [sic]
I’m A Fool To Care (Vocal - Billy Gray & Texas Blackie)
()
A Heart Full Of Love (Vocal - Billy Gray)
()

ROYALTY 42.B / 43.B
TEXAS RYTHM RIDERS [sic]
Thorn In My Heart (Vocal - Billy Gray) (42.B)
(Bob Wills) (No Publisher Noted)
Meet Me Somewhere In Your Dreams (Vocal - Billy Gray & Texas Blackie) (43.B) (no composer credit) (No Publisher Noted)




Hear "Tennessee Saturday Night"

Monday, 19 April 2010

ROYALTY RECORDS (1)

1508 N. Main. Paris. Texas

100 SERIES

ROYALTY 101
JIM HATFIELD AND HIS OKLAHOMA RANGERS
Who’s Sorry Now (101.A)
()
Here To Stay (101.B)
()

300 SERIES

ROYALTY 301
CHESTER ODOM AND HIS WESTERN RHYTHM BAND
Don’t Rob Another Man’s Castle (301.A)
(Jenny Lou Carson) (No Publisher Noted)
There’s Not A Thing (I Wouldn’t Do For You) (301.B)
(Billy Hughes) (No Publisher Noted)

ROYALTY 302



ROYALTY 303
CHESTER ODOM AND HIS WESTERN RHYTHM BAND
Lovesick Blues (303.A)
(no composer credit) (No Publisher Noted)
Candy Kisses (303.B)
(Morgan) (No Publisher Noted)

ROYALTY 304
SALLY LEE AND MITCH TOROK
Yearnin’ (304.A) (deadwax ACA 1679)
(Bridgeforth - McCorquodale) (ASCAP)
SALLY LEE
Table Hoppin’ Blues (304.B) (deadwax ACA 1681)
(Merle Moore) (ASCAP)

ROYALTY 305
SALLY LEE AND MITCH TOROK
Someday (When Someone Hurts You) (305.A) (deadwax ACA 1680)
(Phillip Licata) (ASCAP)
MITCH TOROK
Sober Up (305.B) (deadwax ACA 1682)
(Julia Dillman) (ASCAP)

Note: The four Mitch Torok and Sally Lee sides were leased to IMPERIAL, who subsequently reissued "Someday (When Someone Hurts You)" and "Sober Up" (IMPERIAL8224).

400 SERIES

ROYALTY RR 400
ODIS ECHOLS AND THE MELODY BOYS
Cryin’ Holy Medley
(arr: Odis Echols Snr – Odis Echols Jr) (No Publisher Noted)
Lead Me To The Rock
(arr: Ben Spear) (No Publisher Noted)

600 SERIES

ROYALTY HB 600
THE TEXAS RHYTHM BOYS
Benzedrine Blues (Vocal – Alvin Edwards) (600.A)
(Edwards) (No Publisher Noted)
Mr. Man In The Moon (Vocal – Alvin Edwards) (600.B)
(Edwards) (No Publisher Noted)

ROYALTY 601



ROYALTY 602



ROYALTY HB 603
HANK LOCKLIN
Please Come Back And Stay (603.A)
(no composer credit) (No Publisher Noted)
I’ve Got A Feeling Somebody’s Falling (603.B)
(no composer credit ) (No Publisher Noted)


ROYALTY HB 604
HANK LOCKLIN
I Worship You (604.A)
(no composer credit) (No Publisher Noted)
You’ve Been Talking In Your Sleep (604.B)
(no composer credit) (No Publisher Noted)

ROYALTY HB 605
BILL McDONALD AND HIS DIXIE DRIFTERS
Doggone That Woman (605.A)
(Bill McDonald) (No Publisher Noted)
I Needed Your Lovin (605.B)
(Bill McDonald) (No Publisher Noted)

ROYALTY 606
BILL McDONALD AND HIS DIXIE DRIFTERS
Louisiana Blues (606.A)
()
Cryin’ Lonesome Blues (606.B)
()

ROYALTY 607
CHUCK TUCKER AND HIS TEXAS CAVALIERS
When It’s Hog Callin’ Time In the Holler (607.A)
()
Wait For Me (607.B)
()

ROYALTY 608



ROYALTY 609
FRANK VANCE AND HIS MELODY BOYS
A Million Years (Vocal – Bill Monk) (609.A)
()
Honey, What The Matter (Vocal – Bill Monk) (609.B)
()

ROYALTY 610 ?
FRANK VANCE AND HIS MELODY BOYS
My World Stands Still (Vocal – Bill Monk)
()
I’ve Changed My Mind About You (Vocal – Bill Monk)
()

Acknowledgements: Kevin Coffey, Phillip Tricker.

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KINGSPORT RECORDS

Kingsport. Tennessee


KINGSPORT 100
BOB WOODS
Greasy Corner Boogie (100.A)
(Bob Woods) (No Publisher Noted)
Skid Row Blues (100.B)
(Woods) (No Publisher Noted)

KINGSPORT 101
LITTLE JOE ARTWOOD
Tiger Town Blues
()
Wooden Leg Boogie
()

KINGSPORT 102




KINGSPORT 103
JIMMY GREGG
Sadie (103.A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
When The Roses Bloom Again (103.B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)

Note: Label has notation “Vocal & banjo by Gregg”

KINGSPORT 104
REECE SHIPLEY AND THE RAINBOW VALLEY BOYS
Milk Bucket Boogie (104.A)
(Shipley - Murray) (Cherio Music Pub. Co. BMI)
Will Good Times Last Forever
(Shipley) (No Publisher Noted)



















KINGSPORT 105
“LITTLE JOE” ARWOOD
Cue Ball Blues (105.A)
(Arwood) (No Publisher Noted)
I Missed My Train (105.B)
(Arwood) (No Publisher Noted)

KINGSPORT 106
REECE SHIPLEY AND THE RAINBOW VALLEY BOYS
Hillbilly Jive With A Boogie Beat (Vocal - Reece Shipley & Burleson Sisters) (106.A)
(Tally - Murray) (Cherio Music Pub. Co. BMI)
Mem'ry Prison (Vocal - Reece Shipley & Burleson Sisters) (106.B)
(Shipley - Murray) (Cherio Music Pub. Co. BMI)

KINGSPORT 107
JIMMY GREGG
You'll Never Know I Cried (107.A)
(Jimmy Gregg)
Yesterday's Rainbow (107.B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)

Note: Label has notation “Vocal & banjo by Gregg”

KINGSPORT 108
L.C.SMITH - RALPH MAYO AND THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAIN BOYS
Radio Boogie (108.A)
(Smith – Mayo) (No Publisher Noted)
I'd Hate To Lose Her (108.B)
(Smith - Mayo) (No Publisher Noted)

KINGSPORT 109
KENTUCKY RED
(When My Baby Starts To) Baby Talk (109-1)
(Parks - Litton) (No Publisher Noted)
Double Personality (109-2)
(Glenn Parks – Keneth Litton) (No Publisher Noted)

KINGSPORT 110
BOB WOODS
Sunshine Boogie (110.A)
(Woods) (No Publisher Noted)
Watermelon On The Vine (110.B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)

KINGSPORT 111
JIMMY GREGG
A Broken Heart Inside (111-1)
(Gregg)(No Publisher Noted)
Your Daddy's Golden Heart (Has Turned To Stone) (111-2)
(Gregg) (No Publisher Noted)

KINGSPORT 112
GORDON JENNINGS
Quit Teasin’ Me (112.A)
(Gordon Jennings) (No Publisher Noted)
The Telephone Girl (112.B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)

Note: KINGSPORT 100, 101, 105, and 110 are Ragtime Piano Instrumentals.

KINGSPORT 109 was reviewed in BILLBOARD in January 1953 (Source: Bill Daniels “American 45 and 78 RPM Record Dating Guide 1940 – 1959)

Originally published in THE HILLBILLY RESEARCHER (No 21); Original listing compiled by Ray Topping & Al Turner.


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Sunday, 18 April 2010

HARRIS / LIBERTY RECORDS


Mt. Pleasant. Texas

HARRIS 101
DANNY BROWN AND THE CIRCLE “O” RANCHBOYS
Party Girl (101.A)
(Rhodes – Reynolds) (American Music. BMI)
You’re Gonna Be Fooled (101.B)
(Rhodes – Reynolds) (American Music. BMI)

Label appears to change name to LIBERTY.

LIBERTY 102
CURTIS KIRK AND HIS DRIFTING TEXANS
Sittin’ On The Doorstep (102.A)
(Rhodes – Carroll) (American Music. BMI)
Let Your Heart Know (102.B)
(Rhodes – Cox) (American Music. BMI)

LIBERTY 103
RUDY GADDIS AND HIS LONE STAR RANGERS
Girl From Mars (103.A)
(Gaddis) (American Music. BMI)
Garden Of Roses (103.B)
(Gaddis) (American Music. BMI)

Note: LIBERTY 103 is a delta pressing 637/638 c. August 1954.

LIBERTY UNISSUED
CURTIS KIRK
Beautiful Lies
()
Easy Livin’
()

LIBERTY Unissued acetate dated 9th August 1954

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Saturday, 17 April 2010

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY RECORDS

Stockton. California

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY SH 100 / SH 103
JACK THORNHILL AND THE ROYAL TEXANS
Jimmie Jeffries Rag (SH 100) (Instrumental)
(Jimmie Jefferies) (No Publisher Noted)
THE ROYAL TEXANS
Tears In My Heart (SH 103) (Vocal – Jack Thornhill)
(Jack Thornton – Lou McCart) (No Publisher Noted)

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY SH 101 / SH 102
JACK THORNHILL AND THE ROYAL TEXANS
Step On This Heart Of Mine (SH 101)
(Vocal Trio – Rody, Frankie & Bill)
(Stonie Herpich – Loyd Bryer) (No Publisher Noted)
Check Your Guns (SH 102) (Vocal – Bill Choate)
(Stonie Herpich – Bo Little) (No Publisher Noted)

SAN JOAQUIN RECORDS
SAN JOAQUIN No #
TUMBLEWEED TOM AND HIS PALS OF THE TRAIL
Rainbow Over Idaho (E2KB 1103-1)
(J. H. Simons) (No Publisher Noted)
There’s A Cloud Coming Over The Moon (E2KB 1104-1)
(J. H. Simons) (No Publisher Noted)

Note: SAN JOAQUIN No # is a RCA custom pressing from 1952.

SAN JOAQUIN SH 1001 / SH 1002
DUSTY DUNCAN AND HIS WESTERN TRAVELERS
Moonlight On My Pillow (SH 1001)
(Stonie Herpich) (American Music. Inc.)
Milk Cow Blues (SH 1002)
(John Estes) (Peer Int’l Publishers)


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FIDELITY RECORDS

A Division Of Midget Music Incorporated
MIDGET Music Inc. Jacksonville. Texas.
(BILLBOARD 31st May 1947).

FIDELITY 2000
MARTY LICKLIDER AND HIS MISSOURI FOX HUNTERS
Beautiful Moonlight Waltz (A) (deadwax 2169)
(Licklider) (No Publisher Noted)
I’ll Say She Do (B) (deadwax 2170)
(James B. Paris) (No Publisher Noted)

FIDELITY 2001
MARTY LICKLIDER AND HIS MISSOURI FOX HUNTERS
Before You Break My Heart (A) (deadwax 2171)
(Shurtz – Mank – Warren) (No Publisher Noted)
You Couldn’t Remember (B) (deadwax 2172)
(Licklider - Shurtz – Mank) (No Publisher Noted)

FIDELITY 2002
CLIFF JAPHET AND HIS WESTERN ACES
Blue River Blues (A) (deadwax 2167)
(Coley – Japhet) (No Publisher Noted)
I’m Gonna Shoot The Works (B) (deadwax 2168)
(Japhet) (No Publisher Noted)

FIDELITY 2000, 2001, and 2002 were reviewed in BILLBOARD 19th July 1947


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Friday, 16 April 2010

DIAMOND RECORDS

Port Arthur. Texas

DIAMOND CW 1001 / CW 1002
MACK HAMILTON AND HIS DRIFTING TEXANS
Moaning In The Morning (CW 1001)
(Conway – Johnson) (BMI)
Sweet Little Rosebud (CW 1002)
(Smith – Conway) (BMI)

DIAMOND CW 1001/1002 reviewed in BILLBOARD October 1953

DIAMOND CW 1003 / CW 1004
ROLAND AND HIS RYTHM [sic] BOYS
Send Me Someone (CW 1003)
(Roland Faulk) (No Publisher Noted)
I’d Own The World (CW 1004)
(Roland Faulk) (No Publisher Noted)

Label address; Port Arthur. Texas. Correspondence; c/o Ken Ritter Enterprises, Beaumont, Texas.

BILLBOARD review dates - source: Bill Daniels “American 45 and 78 RPM Record Dating Guide, 1940 – 1959"

Research Craft Pressings.


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SELECTIVE RECORDS


1475½ W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles.
California (April 1949)
6255 Langdon Ave. Van Nuys.
California (July 1950)

SELECTIVE S-1X
DONN REYNOLDS AND HIS WESTERNERS
Texas Yodel (A) (SE-18)
(Donn Reynolds) (No Publisher Noted)
The Parting (B) (SE-17)
(Arturs – Reynolds) (No Publisher Noted)

SELECTIVE 1X reviewed in BILLBOARD June 1949.

SELECTIVE S-2X
SHORTY SHEDD AND HIS WHOOT OWLS
Barnyard Shuffle (A) (SE-75) (Vocal – Ray Keller)
(Roy Shedd) (No Publisher Noted)
I Love You With All Of My Heart (B) (SE-76) (Vocal – Wm. Faulk)
(Wm. Faulk) (No Publisher Noted)

SELECTIVE 2X reviewed in BILLBOARD March 1950

SELECTIVE S-3X
RED PLEASANT AND THE SOUTHERN SERENADERS
Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb (A) (SE-74)
(Vocal – Milton Beasley & Miller Louther)
(L. V. McCullom) (No Publisher Noted)
Mississippi Boogie (B) (SE-73) (Vocal – Milton Beasley)
(Davis – Blackburn) (No Publisher Noted)

BILLBOARD review dates - source: Bill Daniels “American 45 and 78 RPM Record Dating Guide, 1940 – 1959” / Label address – source Galen Gart’s ARLD.

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Thursday, 15 April 2010

LASSO RECORDS

Austin. Texas

LASSO 100
MELODY MASTERS
Dessau Waltz (A) (Vocal – Horace Barnett)
(Carter - Barnett) (No Publisher Noted)
Twin Fiddle Waltz (B) (Instrumental)
(James Heap) (No Publisher Noted)

Note: “Dessau Waltz” was reissued on the New York REPUBLIC label (# 006) credited to James Heap And The Ranch Hands. The reverse of REPUBLIC 006 was “Happy Birthday Polka” by Gabe Drake And The Herdsmen. “Dessau Waltz” was also reissued on 4 STAR X-25 wrongly credited to Delores And The Bluebonnet Boys.

LASSO 101
DELORES AND THE BLUEBONNET BOYS
Think Of Me (A) (Vocal – Aubrey Cox)
(Scott Yeamans) (No Publisher Noted)
The Austin Waltz (B) (Vocal – Aubrey Cox)
(Delores Farriss) (No Publisher Noted)

Note: “The Austin Waltz” was reissued on 4 STAR X-25.

LASSO 102
HUB SUTTER AND THE GALVESTONIONS
You’ve Broken Every Vow (One By One) (A)
(Hubert Sutter) (No Publisher Noted)
New Frankie And Johnny (B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)

LASSO 103
MELODY MASTERS
Lonely Waltz (A) (Vocal – Horace Barnett)
(Carter - Barnett)(No Publisher Noted)
Rugged But Right (B) (Vocal – Jimmy Heap)
(Heap - Carter) (No Publisher Noted)

LASSO 104
BUCK ROBERTS AND THE RHYTHMAIRS
Don’t You Darken My Door Anymore (A)
(Vocal – Johnny Gimble & Trio)
(O’Conner – Ernst Roberts) (No Publisher Noted)
Shiner Waltz (B) (Instrumental)
(Johnny Gimble) (No Publisher Noted)

LASSO 105
DELORES AND THE BLUEBONNET BOYS
Bonnie Blue Eyes (A) (Vocal – Aubrey Cox)
(Dolores Farris) (No Publisher Noted)
Devil’s Dream (B) (Instrumental)
(arr: Raley - Castle) (No Publisher Noted)

LASSO 106




LASSO 107
DELORES AND THE BLUEBONNET BOYS
Mean Mama Blues (A) (Vocal – Kenneth Threadgill)
(no composer credit) (No Publisher Noted)
German Waltzes (B) (A Medley Of Traditional Waltzes)
(no composer credit) (No Publisher Noted)

Note: LASSO 100 thru 105, and 107 are Research Craft Pressings. LASSO 103, 104, 105, 107 have notation “Produced By Fred M. Caldwell.
LASSO listing was originally published in The Hillbilly Researcher # 6 (Jan / Feb 1990)



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SPACE RECORDS


SPACE 1001
LUCKY JEAN AND CIRCLE J RANCH HANDS
Rose Of The Alamo (A)
(Billy Hughes) (No Publisher Noted)
I Kiss The Stamp On Your Letter (B)
(Billy Hughes) (No Publisher Noted)

SPACE 1002
BILLY HUGHES AND RHYTHM BUCKAROOS
Atomic Sermon (A)
(Billy Hughes) (No Publisher Noted)
Beside The Alamo
(Billy Hughes) (No Publisher Noted)


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Wednesday, 14 April 2010

OREGON TRAILS RECORDS


Oregon City. Oregon.

OREGON TRAILS 101
TOMMY LLOYD AND THE STROLLIN’ COWBOYS
Blues Don’t Bother Me, My Darling (A)
(Sosby – Walker – Smith) (Peer Int’l Corp. BMI)
You Came To Me (B)
(Walker – Smith) (Willamette Valley Music Pub. BMI)

OREGON TRAILS 102
TOMMY LLOYD AND THE STROLLIN’ COWBOYS
So Long Buddy (A)
(McClelland – Smith) (Willamette Valley Music Pub. BMI)
A Jealous Heart Has Parted Us (B)
(Sosby – Walker – Smith) (Willamette Valley Music Pub. BMI)

OREGON 101 and 102 were both reviewed in BILLBOARD 31st may 1952




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