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Tuesday, 31 August 2010

RANGE RECORDS


RANGE 103
BILLY HUGHES AND HIS PALS OF THE PECOS
Rose Of The Alamo (1110-E)
(Billy Hughes) (No Publisher Noted)
Stealin’ The Blues (1110-F)
(Billy Hughes) (No Publisher Noted)


Monday, 30 August 2010

WORLD'S ORIGINAL WWVA JAMBOREE (No. 2)


SOUVENIR RECORD DISC TWO


WWVA JAMBOREE 1156
TOBY STROUD acc: THE COUNTRY HARMONY BOYS
A Branded Heart (P-49187)
(Stroud) (No Publisher Noted)
MAYBELLE SIEGER AND THE SONS OF THE PLAINS
Stop Wishin’ – Go Fishin’ (P-49187)
(Sieger) (No Publisher Noted)
LEE AND JUANITA MOORE acc: THE COUNTRY HARMONY BOYS
Who Was That Stranger In White (P-49188)
(Juanita Moore) (No Publisher Noted)
DOC WILLIAMS AND THE BORDER RIDERS
One Heart, One Life (P-49188)
(Williams) (No Publisher Noted)

Note: The above record is one of the three 78's that made up the WWVA JAMBOREE souvenir set. I am not sure if these three records came with a printed sleeve. WWVA JAMBOREE 1156 is a COLUMBIA Custom Pressing from 1953.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

DRIFTWOOD RECORDS


Waynesboro. Pa


DRIFTWOOD 1001
BUDDY ALLEN AND HIS DRIFTING VAGABONDS
Driftwood On The River (1001.A)
(No Composer Credits) (No Publisher Noted)
BUDDY ALLEN AND TRIO WITH HIS DRIFTING VAGABONDS
God Loves His Children (1001.B)
(No Composer Credits) (No Publisher Noted)


Saturday, 28 August 2010

WORLD’S ORIGINAL WWVA JAMBOREE (No. 1)


SOUVENIR RECORD DISC ONE

WWVA JAMBOREE 1155
HARDROCK GUNTER acc: THE COUNTRY HARMONY BOYS
At The Jamboree Saturday Night (P-49185)
(Gunter) (No Publisher Noted)
BLONDIE BLUE EYES acc: THE COUNTRY HARMONY BOYS
Tears In My Dreams (P-49185)
(Mary Carver) (No Publisher Noted)
ROY SCOTT acc: THE COUNTRY HARMONY BOYS
Have A Little Talk With God (P-49186)
(Dorothy Ackermann) (No Publisher Noted)
BAILEY BROTHERS acc: THE HAPPY VALLEY BOYS
Have You Forgotten (P-49186)
(Bailey) (No Publisher Noted)

Note: The above record is one of the three 78's that made up the WWVA JAMBOREE souvenir set. I am not sure if these three records came with a printed sleeve. WWVA JAMBOREE 1155 is a COLUMBIA Custom Pressing from 1953.



Friday, 27 August 2010

SILVER BELL RECORDS (#2)


SILVER BELL 101
BILL & MARY REID
THE SHANONDOAH VALLEY SWEETHEARTS
The Bloom Has Left The Roses (101.A)
(Bill & Mary Reid) (Earl Boyt Pub Co. – Pontiac. Michigan. BMI)
The Honeymoon Waltz (101.B)
(Bill & Mary Reid) (Earl Boyt Pub Co. – Pontiac. Michigan. BMI)

SILVER BELL 101 courtesy of BACM.



Thursday, 26 August 2010

METROPOLITAN RECORDS


METROPOLITAN 100
SONS OF THE RANGE
Texas Lil (Vocal – Cowboy Russ)
() ()
Mississippi Moonlight (Vocal – Cowboy Russ)
() ()

Note: METROPOLITAN 100 reviewed in BILLBOARD on July 12th 1947 and August 23rd 1947.

METROPOLITAN 101 (No Information)

METROPOLITAN 102
SONS OF THE RANGE
The Texas Cannonball (Vocal – Cowboy Russ) (102.A)
(Bing Shopa – Frances Shopa) (No Publisher Noted)
There’s A New Moon Over My Shoulder (Vocal – Cowboy Russ) (102.B)(Davis – Whelan – Blastic) (No Publisher Noted)




METROPOLITAN (unknown release)
SONS OF THE RANGE
I Walk Alone (Vocal – Cowboy Russ)
() ()
Chickie (Vocal – Hank Berg & Curly Pike)
() ()

Note: Vocalist Cowboy Russ is Russ Henderson.


Wednesday, 25 August 2010

MAIN STREET RECORDS


MAIN STREET 701 (No Information)

MAIN STREET 702
THE BUCHANAN BROTHERS (CHESTER AND LESTER)
Don’t Dog Me ‘Round (702.A)
(Jimmy Dupre) (No Publisher Noted)
Hootin – Nanny Papa (702.B)
(Tyler – Vance) (No Publisher Noted)




Tuesday, 24 August 2010

MACK RECORDS


Detroit. Michigan


MACK 25-B
CAL DAVIS AND WESTERN KINGS
I Wonder Where My Daddy Goes On Payday Night (E4KB 670)
(Cal Davis) (No Publisher Noted)
Loving Lifetime (E4KB 671)
(Ted Hall) (No Publisher Noted)

Note: RCA Custom Pressing = 1954.



Monday, 23 August 2010

MILTONE Western Series


MILTONE 5201
JOHNNY HENDERSON AND HIS HIRED HANDS
The Girl I Love Is An Okie (PV 301.A)
(Johnny Henderson) (No Publisher Noted)
To Be Or Not To Be (PV 301.B)
(Johnny Henderson) (No Publisher Noted)




MILTONE 5201 dates from around July 1948. Both titles somehow found their way into the KING / DE LUXE catalogue, where they were given DE LUXE master numbers, D-809, and D-810 respectively.

Please note: my copy of MILTONE 5201 is cracked, but the record plays albeit with a constant click. I hope this does not spoil your listening pleasure

Sunday, 22 August 2010

KATONA RECORDS


Atlanta. Georgia

KATONA S 100
RAMBLIN’ TOMMY SCOTT
You Caused It All (S 100.A)
(Scott) (No Publisher Noted)
Down In The Graveyard (S 100.B)
(Scott) (No Publisher Noted)




KATONA TS 1000 / TS 1001
RAMBLIN’ TOMMY SCOTT
Skip To My Lou (Vocal by Six Year Old – Baby Sandra) (TS-1000)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
Mountain Music (TS-1001)
(Tommy Scott) (No Publisher Noted)




KATONA TS 1002 / TS 1003
RAMBLIN’ TOMMY SCOTT
Paper Of Pins (Vocal – Tommy & Clarabell) (TS 1002)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
When A Man Gets The Blues (Vocal – Tommy Scott) (TS 1003)
(Tommy Scott) (No Publisher Noted)





Note: Later 45rpm releases on KATONA not included in this listing.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

CORAX RECORDS


THE TURNTABLE
P. O. Box 622. Hollywood. California


CORAX 1084
TOMMY SARGENT’S RANGE BOYS
Night Train To Memphis (Vocal – Gabe Hemmingway) (1084.A)
(W3-A)(Smith – Hughes – Bradley) (No Publisher Noted)
Ridin’ Down The Canyon (Vocal – Gabe Hemmingway & The Three
Rustlers) (1084.B) (W4-B)(Burnett) (No Publisher Noted)






CORAX 1328
TOMMY SARGENT’S RANGE BOYS
Frankie And Johnnie (Vocal – Gabe Hemmingway) (1328.A) (W1-B)
(Leighton Brothers) (No Publisher Noted)
Steel Guitar Boogie (Instrumental) (1328.B) (W2-C)
(Sargent) (No Publisher Noted)




“Steel Guitar Boogie” has notation on label “Featuring Tommy Sargent And His Steel Guitar”

Friday, 20 August 2010

CAMARK RECORDS


Little Rock. Arkansas


CAMARK 500
A. C. LYNCH AND HIS BAND
Blue Star Polka (Cam 20)
(Lynch) (No Publisher Noted)
Down The Dusty Trail (Cam 21)
(Lynch) (No Publisher Noted)




CAMARK 501
VIRGINIA BRANNON – TOMMY TRENT BAND
Truck Driver Roll (Cam 22)
(Brannon – Smith – Trent) (No Publisher Noted)
TOMMY TRENT AND MOUNTAIN VALLEY TRIO
It’s My Turn To Cry Over You (Cam 23)
(J. D. Phifer / arr: Tommy Trent) (No Publisher Noted)




CAMARK 502 / 503 (No Information)

CAMARK 504 / 505
COLLEEN CARROLL WITH AL CLAUSER AND HIS OKLAHOMA OUTLAWS
It Isn’t Fair (504)
(Colleen Carroll) (Carmack Pub. Inc. BMI)
Broken Hearted Waltz (505)
(Tex Grooms) (Carmack Pub. Inc. BMI)

Note: CAMARK 504 / 505 was issued on 45rpm.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

CRL RECORDS


American Brewing Company
New Orleans / Miami


CRL No#
NO ARTIST CREDITED
That Regal Feeling (deadwax 100 / #1)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
Regal Boogie (deadwax 100 / #2)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)


Wednesday, 18 August 2010

DIXIE RECORDS (Baltimore. MD)


Baltimore. Maryland

DIXIE 101: 1010.A / 102: 1011.A
TEX DANIELS AND HIS LAZY H RANCH GANG
Deep In My Heart (Trio Vocal) (101: 1010.A)
(Kent – McQuigg – Daniels) (McQuigg & Daniels Pub. Co)
Dream Of Lucky (Vocal – Wayne Perdew) (102: 1011.A)
(Metzger – Treder) (McQuigg & Daniels Pub. Co)

Note: Not sure what issue number actually is, both 101 / 102, and 1010.A / 1011.A are prominent, deadwax only gives Tex Daniels name and one word from title. DIXIE 101: 1010.A / 102: 1011.A was also issued on 45rpm.



Tuesday, 17 August 2010

WHEELING RECCORDS (1100 Series)


Wheeling. West Virginia.

WHEELING 1100
ABBIE NEAL AND HER RANCH GIRLS
It’s No Joke (Vocal Solo – Gay) (1100.AA)
(Williams – Prue) (Wheeling Music. BMI)
Forgive (Vocal Solo – Pat) (1100.A)
(Pat Steele) (Wheeling Music. BMI)




WHEELING 1101
ABBIE NEAL AND HER RANCH GIRLS
Won’t You Believe Me (Vocal Trio) (1101.AA)
(Williams – Prue) (Wheeling Music. BMI)
A Troubled Mind, A Tortured Heart (Vocal – uncredited) (1101.A)
(Phil Reed) (Wheeling Music. BMI)





Monday, 16 August 2010

LUCKY WHITE on the COURTNEY Label


There are at least two releases on COURTNEY by Lucky White And His Dude Ranch Playboys; both of the two known releases are wrongly numbered.

COURTNEY 129 (COURTNEY 229)
LUCKY WHITE AND HIS DUDE RANCH PLAYBOYS
Teddy Bear (129.A)
() ()
Jackson Stomp (129.B)
(Leodie Jackson) (No Publisher Noted)

COURTNEY 129 is wrongly numbered, release is actually
COURTNEY 229.

Although it's only pure conjecture, I suspect that “Jackson Stomp” is an earlier recording by Leodie Jackson which has no connection with Lucky White and his band.

COURTNEY 130 (COURTNEY 230)
LUCKY WHITE AND HIS DUDE RANCH PLAYBOYS
Down And Out Blues (Vocal – Lucky White) (130.A)
(Lucky White) (No Publisher Noted)
That Naggin’ Wife Of Mine (Vocal – Leodie Jackson) (130.B)
(Leodie Jackson) (No Publisher Noted)

COURTNEY 130 is wrongly numbered, release is actually
COURTNEY 230.

A side has CR 229.B in deadwax which has been deleted and replaced with CR 230.A. B side has 137.A in deadwax

“Down And Out Blues” appears to have been scheduled for release, coupled with “Teddy Bear”, as the ‘B’ side of COURTNEY 129 (229). However it was issued as the A side of COURTNEY 130 (230), with a much earlier recording by Leodie Jackson on the flipside, which infact is a reissue of COURTNEY 137.A.

Hear "Down And Out Blues"


See "Spot The Difference #1" for audio file of COURTNEY 230

Sunday, 15 August 2010

ARKIE SHIBLEY on MAE-MAE Label


Hollywood. California

MAE-MAE 76
ARKIE SHIBLEY AND HIS MT. DEW BOYS
I'm A Lone Little Gypsy () (76.A)
() ()
Tip Top Special () (76.B)
() ()

MAE-MAE 77
ARKIE SHIBLEY AND HIS MT. DEW BOYS
Too Long Alone (Vocal – Leon Kelly) (77.A)
(Sarb – Shibley - Craig) (No Publisher Noted)
Blue Kelly Boogie (Instrumental) (77.B)
(Kelly – Sarb – Craig) (No Publisher Noted)




MAE-MAE 83
ARKIE SHIBLEY AND HIS MT. DEW BOYS
Rag Time Annie (Instrumental) (83.A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
Muddy Road To Texas (Instrumental)(83.B)
(Jimmy Mayo) (No Publisher Noted)

The MAE-MAE label was copyrighted in 1948. That does not necessary mean that the above releases were issued in 1948, but they almost certainly predate Arkie Shibley's MT. DEW / GILT EDGE releases.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

D’ORO RECORDS


Los Angeles. California


D'ORO 101 (No Information)

D’ORO 102
HELEN MERRILL – EARL “FATHA” HINES ORCH
A Cigarette For Company (102.A) (deadwax has D-103 deleted)
(Fred Roth – Hines - Miller) (No Publisher Noted)
EARL “FATHA” HINES – EARL “FATHA” HINES ORCH
Ella’s Fella (102.B) (deadwax has D-104 deleted)
(Fred Roth – Hines) (No Publisher Noted)

Note: D’ORO 102 is not Hillbilly

D’ORO 103
HANK CALDWELL AND THE SADDLE KINGS
Alibi (103.A) (deadwax has D-108 deleted)
(Hank Caldwell – Virgil Thorpe) (D.M.P Weiss & Barry. BMI)
Roll On Covered Wagon (103.B) (deadwax has D-107 deleted)
(Fred Roth – Freddy Miller) (D.M.P Weiss & Barry. BMI)

D’ORO 102 and 103 are Research Craft Pressings.



Friday, 13 August 2010

ARTIST RECORDS


Nashville. Tennessee

ARTIST 805
SLIM LAY AND THE HOME FOLKS
Susie’s Poodle Dog (AR-11)
(Lay – Miller) (No Publisher Noted)
I’ll Never Find Another You (Vocal – Carolyn Gossett) (AR-12)
(Lay – Miller) (No Publisher Noted)





ARTISTS 807
OLLEN AND DENNIS “THE GOSPEL SINGERS”
Tragedy Of Spring City, Tennessee (AR-15)
(Smith – Brewer) (No Publisher Noted)
Mother’s Dead And In Heaven (AR-16)
(Smith – Brewer) (No Publisher Noted)

Note: “Tragedy Of Spring City, Tennessee” this awful event occurred on August 22nd 1955.


Thursday, 12 August 2010

HUTCH RECORDS


P.O Box 9001. Dallas. Texas

HUTCH 915 / 916
HUTCH AND HIS TEXAS STARS
I Found A Star In Texas (Vocal Not Credited) (915-A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
Arizona Moon (Vocal – Katie And Her Pals) (916-A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)



Wednesday, 11 August 2010

CROWN RECORDS


New York. NY


CROWN CR-156
JIM HAND WITH THE MOUNTAIN RAMBLERS
There’s No One Home (BL 122)
(Eddie McMullen) (No Publisher Noted)
JIM HAND AND THE "MOUNTAIN TRIO" WITH
THE MOUNTAIN RAMBLERS
Columbus Stockade Blues (BL 123)
(Jimmie Davis – Eva Sargent) (No Publisher Noted)




Tuesday, 10 August 2010

VULCAN RECORDS (3000 Series)


VULCAN 3000
EVERETT LACKEY AND THE LONE STAR RAMBLERS
Longing For Somebody (3000.A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
Sorrow And Tears (3000.B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)



Monday, 9 August 2010

Spot the difference #1


COURTNEY 137
LEODIE JACKSON AND HIS SWINGSTERS
That Naggin’ Wife Of Mine (137.A) (37-3)
(Leodie Jackson)

(Deadwax 137.A / AS 1216-37-3)




COURTNEY 137
LEODIE JACKSON AND HIS SWINGSTERS
That Naggin’ Wife Of Mine (137.A) (37-3)
(Leodie Jackson)

(Deadwax 137.A)




COURTNEY 130 (230)
LUCKY WHITE AND HIS DUDE RANCH PLAYBOYS
That Naggin’ Wife Of Mine (Vocal – Leodie Jackson)
(130.B)(Leodie Jackson)

(Deadwax 137.A)

COURTNEY 130 is wrongly numbered
release is actually COURTNEY 230.


Sunday, 8 August 2010

BIXBY RECORDS


Los Angeles. California


BIXBY WM 500
JOHNNY TYLER AND HIS ORIGINAL HILLBILLIES
Oakie Boogie
() ()
Yes I Do
() ()

BIXBY WM 500 is a reissue of STANCHEL 101 (see STANCHEL Records).
Note: Name of Johnny Tyler’s backing group changed from “Riders Of The Rio Grande” to “His Original Hillbillies”.

BIXBY WM 501
COWBOY SAM AND HIS RIDERS OF THE ALAMO
I’m Telling You (105)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
Tie My Baby To A Hitchin’ Post (107)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)

BIXBY WM 501 is a reissue of STANCHEL 104 / STANCHEL 103 (see STANCHEL Records).
Note: Name of Cowboy Sam Nichols backing group changed from “The Rangesters” to “Riders Of The Alamo”








Pictured Left to Right:
Porky Freeman, Andy Hallcom, unidentified bass, Sam Nichols,
Red Egner.
(Photo courtesy of Steve Hathaway)

Saturday, 7 August 2010

CARNIVAL RECORDS


CARNIVAL 4300
MARION MARCOTTE AND HIS CAJUNS
Je Ne Viendrai Pas Jamais A’ Toi (I’m Never Coming Back) (4300.A)
(Marion Marcotte) (Lavinrac. BMI)
La Nos A’ Rosalia (Rosalita’s Wedding) (4300.B)
(Marion Marcotte) (Lavinrac. BMI)





Friday, 6 August 2010

DIXIE CLEARTONE RECORDS

Box 632. Florence. Alabama

DIXIE CLEARTONE 175
MOTT GILBERT
Foot Loose And Free (SO 129)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
Loving Mama Blues (SO 130)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)



Thursday, 5 August 2010

ECCLES RECORDINGS INC


Hollywood. California


ECCLES 951
REX ALLEN AND THE ARIZONIANS
Rock Island Trail (EC-951.A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
THE ARIZONIANS
Rock Island Trail (EC-951.B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)

Note: Both sides have notation on label “From The Republic Picture “Rock Island Trail”. ECCLES 951 is a Research Craft Pressing


Wednesday, 4 August 2010

GABE TUCKER on DOT RECORDS


DOT 1097
GABE TUCKER
Streamline Country Girl (M-5075)
(G. Tucker) (Dot Publishers. BMI)
Jive Around Old Joe Clark (M-5076)
(Arr: G. Tucker) (Dot Publishers. BMI)




DOT 201
GABE TUCKER AND HIS MUSICAL RAMBLERS
It’d Surprise You (201.A)
(G. Tucker) (Dot Publishers. BMI)
Cracker Barrel Farmer (201.B)
(Tucker – Polk) (Dot Publishers. BMI)



DOT 204
GABE TUCKER AND HIS MUSICAL RAMBLERS
Rainyday Sweetheart (M-6084)
(G. Tucker – E. Noack) (Dot Pub Co. BMI)
You Better Do Better Baby (M-6085)
(G. Tucker – A. Daly) (Sou. Music. Co)




Note: Uncredited vocalist on all six recordings is Charlie Harris.

Acknowledgement: Kevin Coffey.


Tuesday, 3 August 2010

T-V RECORDS


Flint. Michigan

T-V 101 / 102
TOMMY VAUGHAN AND HIS WONDER VALLEY BOYS
Blue So Blue (101)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
These Precious Years
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)

Both sides have notation on label “Produced By MUSIC WITH VAUGHN”