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Friday, March 27, 2009

Strangers

SESSIONS
24 September 1968 [no. 17421, 10:00-13:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood 28, CA – Strangers (Roy Nichols [gt], Fuzzy Owen [gt], Lewis Talley [gt], Norm Hamlett [steel], Jerry Ward [bass], Eddie Burris [drums], George French, Jr. [piano] + Bonnie Owens [harm vcl]. Producer: Ken Nelson & Fuzzy Owen)
001 71114 LOVING PHOENIX ST-169
002 71115 TERRI ST-169
003 71116 HUMMIN' IT UP ST-169
24 September 1968 [no. 17421, 10:00-13:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood 28, CA – Strangers (Roy Nichols [gt], Fuzzy Owe [gt], Lewis Talley [gt], Norm Hamlett [steel], Jerry Ward [bass], Eddie Burris [drums], George French, Jr. [piano] + Bonnie Owens [harm vcl]. Producer: Ken Nelson & Fuzzy Owen)
004 71118 SAN ANTONIO ROSE unissued
005 71119 POPPIN' CORN unissued/lost
25 September 1968 [no. 17428, 10:00-13:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood 28, CA – Strangers (Roy Nichols [gt], Fuzzy Owen [gt], Lewis Talley [gt], Norm Hamlett [steel], Jerry Ward [bass], Eddie Burris [drums], George French, Jr. [piano]. Producer: Ken Nelson & Fuzzy Owen)
006 71012 SOMEBODY STOLE MY GAL ST-169
007 71117 HOP AND A SKIP ST-169
008 71120 DON'T TELL ME ST-169
009 71121 WHOOPER SNOOPER ST-169
26 September 1968 [no. 17381, 10:00-13:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood 28, CA – Strangers (James Burton [gt], Billy Mize [gt], Roy Nichols [gt], Lewis Talley [gt], Norm Hamlett [steel], Jerry Ward [bass], Eddie Burris [drums], George French, Jr. [piano]. Producer: Ken Nelson & Fuzzy Owen)
010 71119 – remake POPPIN' CORN ST-169
011 71013 THE WALTZ OF ENCHANTMENT ST-169
012 71014 TENNESSEE FLAT TOP BOX ST-169
013 71015 MAMA TRIED ST-169
2 February 1970 [no. 18387, 13:00-16:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood 28, CA – Strangers (Roy Nichols [gt], Bobby Wayne [gt], Norman Hamlett [steel], Dennis Hromek [bass], Biff Adams [drums], Earl Ball [piano], Merle Haggard [*vcl]. Producer: Ken Nelson)
014 73920 STEALIN' CORN* ST-455
015 73921 TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR ST-455
016 73922 BLUE ROCK ST-455
3 February 1970 [no. 18394, 13:00-16:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood 28, CA – Strangers (Roy Nichols [gt], Bobby Wayne [gt/vcl+], Norman Hamlett [steel], Dennis Hromek [bass/vcl*], Biff Adams [drums], Earl Ball [piano]. Producer: Ken Nelson)
017 73951 MEXICAN ROSE 2778/ST-445
018 73952 WALTZING WITH A STRANGER ST-455
019 73953 SING ME A HAPPY SONG* ST-455
020 73954 REPEAT PERFORMANCE+ 2931/ST-455
4 February 1970 [no. 18398, 13:00-16:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood 28, CA – Strangers (Roy Nichols [gt], Bobby Wayne [gt/vcl+], Norman Hamlett [steel], Dennis Hromek [bass/vcl*], Biff Adams [drums], Earl Ball [piano], , Merle Haggard [vcl*]. Producer: Ken Nelson)
021 73965 STREET SINGER 2778/ST-445
022 73966 BIFF BAM BOOM ST-455
023 73967 WORKIN' MAN BLUES. ST-455
29 July 1970 [no.18689, 13:00-16:30] Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood 28, CA – Strangers/*Merle Haggard (Roy Nichols [gt], Bobby Wayne [gt], Norman Hamlett [steel/dobro], Dennis Hromek [fender bass], Biff Adam [drums], George French [piano]. Producer: Ken Nelson)
024 75216 DAY HAPPY ST-590
025 75217 EVERY FOOL HAS A RAINBOW ST-590
026 75218 WORRIED, UNHAPPY, LONESOME AND SORRY* CDP-8-33838-2
30 July 1970 [no.18691, 10:00-13:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood 28, CA – Strangers (Roy Nichols [gt], Bobby Wayne [gt/vcl*], Norman Hamlett [steel/dobro], Dennis Hromek [fender bass/+vcl], Biff Adam [drums], George French [piano]. Producer: Ken Nelson)
027 75224 STORY WITH A HAPPY INDIAN+ ST-590
028 75225 SCRAMBLE ST-590
029 75226 CALIFORNIA ON MY MIND* ST-590
030 75227 COMIN' HOME ST-590
30 July 1970 [no.18690, 14:00-17:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood 28, CA – Strangers (Roy Nichols [gt], Bobby Wayne [gt], Norman Hamlett [steel/dobro], Dennis Hromek [fender bass], Biff Adam [drums], George French [piano]. Producer: Ken Nelson)
031 75220 WALKIN' THROUGH MY HEART ST-590
032 75221 HAM BOOGIE (STEELIN¢ THE BOOGIE) unissued/lost
033 75222 SKIPPIN' ST-590
31 July 1970 [no.18701] Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood 28, CA – Strangers (Roy Nichols [gt], Bobby Wayne [gt], Norman Hamlett [steel/dobro], Dennis Hromek [fender bass], Biff Adam [drums], George French [piano]. Producer: Ken Nelson)
034 75221-remake HAM BOOGIE (STEELIN¢ THE BOOGIE) ST-790
035 75264 CARAVAN ST-590
10 November 1970 [no.19219] Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood 28, CA – Strangers (Al Bruneau [gt], Roy Nichols [gt], Bobby Wayne [gt], Norman Hamlett [steel/dobro], Dennis Hromek [fender bass], Biff Adam [drums], Johnny Gimble [fiddle], Earl Ball [piano], Merle Haggard [vcl]. Producer: Ken Nelson)
036 75761 STUMBLING ST-796
12 April 1971 [no. 19456, 14:30-17:30] Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood 28, CA – Strangers (Al Bruneau [gt], Bobby Wayne [gt], Roy Nichols [gt], Norman Hamlett [steel/dobro], Dennis Hromek [fender bass], Biff Adam [drums], Johnny Gimble [fiddle], Hargus Robbins [piano]. Producer: Earl Ball)
037 76613 ME AND BOBBY McGEE ST-796
13 April 1971 [no. 19447, 19:00-22:30] Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood 28, CA – Strangers (Al Bruneau [gt], Bobby Wayne [gt], Roy Nichols [gt], Norman Hamlett [steel/dobro], Dennis Hromek [fender bass], Biff Adam [drums], Johnny Gimble [fiddle], Hargus Robbins [piano], Tommy Morgan [harmonica], Jim Horn [sax]. Producer: Earl Ball)
037 76583 HONKY TONK ST-796
038 76584 RAUNCHY ST-796
039 76585 SONG FROM „SLEEP WALK“ 3144/ST-796
13 April 1971 [no. 19448, 14:00-17:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood 28, CA – Strangers (Al Bruneau [gt], Bobby Wayne [gt], Roy Nichols [gt], Norman Hamlett [steel/dobro], Dennis Hromek [fender bass], Biff Adam [drums], Johnny Gimble [fiddle], Hargus Robbins [piano], Tommy Morgan [harmonica]. Producer: Earl Ball)
040 76587 WATCHIN¢ SCOTTY GROW ST-796
041 76588 JUST SIT DOWN AND CRY 3290/ST-796
042 76589 SLOW¢N¢EASY 3144/ST-796
14 April 1971 [no. 19449, 19:00-22:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood 28, CA – Strangers (Al Bruneau [gt], Bobby Wayne [gt], Roy Nichols [gt], Norman Hamlett [steel/dobro], Dennis Hromek [fender bass], Biff Adam [drums], Johnny Gimble [fiddle], Hargus Robbins [piano], Tommy Morgan [harmonica]. Producer: Earl Ball)
043 76591 I DON¢T LOVE NOBODY ST-796
044 76592 ALMOST TO TULSA ST-796
22 August 1972 [no. 20114, 20:00-23:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood 28, CA – Merle Haggard/*Strangers (Roy Nichols [gt], Bobby Wayne [gt], Norman Hamlett [steel], Dennis Hromek [fender bass], Biff Adam [drums], Billy Woods [fiddle], Marcia Nichols [piano]. Producer: Ken Nelson & Fuzzy Owen)
045 317 79030 FIDDLE BLUES* unissued
046 318 79031 CHAMPAGNE* unissued
047 319 79032 SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW* unissued
17 October 1972 [no. 13588, 18:00-21:00] Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville 3, TN – Strangers (Marcia Nichols [gt], Roy Nichols [gt], Bobby Wayne [gt], Norman Hamlet [steel], Dennis Hromek [fender bass], Biff Adam [drums], Johnny Gimble [fiddle], Bill Woods [fiddle], Hargus Robbins [piano] + vocal chorus. Producer: Ken Nelson)
048 80767 GOES WITHOUT SAYING ST-11141
049 80768 SWING HIGH ST-11141
050 80769 SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW ST-11141
051 80770 WHEN MY CONSCIENCE TAKES OVER unissued
18 October 1972 [no. 13589, 18:00-21:00] Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville 3, TN – Strangers (Merle Haggard [*vcl], Marcia Nichols [gt], Roy Nichols [gt], Bobby Wayne [gt], Norman Hamlet [steel], Dennis Hromek [fender bass], Biff Adam [drums], Johnny Gimble [fiddle], Bill Woods [fiddle], Hargus Robbins [piano] + vocal chorus. Producer: Ken Nelson)
052 80771 WHEN THE ROSES DIE ST-11141
053 80772 CHAMPAGNE ST-11141
054 80773 I¢M SITTIN¢ ON TOP OF THE WORLD* ST-11141
055 80774 THERE YOU GO unissued
19 October 1972 [no. 13590, 18:00-21:00] Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville 3, TN – Strangers (Merle Haggard [*vcl], Marcia Nichols [gt], Roy Nichols [gt], Bobby Wayne [gt], Norman Hamlet [steel], Dennis Hromek [fender bass], Biff Adam [drums], Johnny Gimble [fiddle], Bill Woods [fiddle], Hargus Robbins [piano] + vocal chorus. Producer: Ken Nelson)
056 80775 SEE THE SUNSET ST-11141
057 80776 ROLLER COASTER unissued
058 80777 COTTON PICKER9 ST-11141
21 October 1972 [no. 13591, 22:00-01:00] Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville 3, TN – Strangers (Marcia Nichols [gt], Roy Nichols [gt], Bobby Wayne [gt], Norman Hamlet [steel], Dennis Hromek [fender bass], Biff Adam [drums], Johnny Gimble [fiddle], Bill Woods [fiddle], Hargus Robbins [piano] + vocal chorus. Producer: Ken Nelson)
059 80778 IT¢S ONLY LOVE ST-11141
060 80779 CHEROKEE FIDDLE ST-11141
061 80780 COUNTRY GAS ST-11141

ALBUMS (Capitol)
ST-169 The Instrumental Sounds Of M.Haggards' Strangers: Mama Tried; Don't Tell Me; Leaving Phoenix; Waltz Of Enchantment; Tennessee Flat Top Box; Poppin' Corn; Hammin' It Up; Whooper Snooper; Terri; A Hop And A Skip; Somebody Stole My Gal – 03-02-69
ST-445 Merle Haggard; Introducing My Friends, The Strangers: Stealin' Corn; Mexican Rose; Repeat Performance; Bif Bam Boom; Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star; Street Singer; Waltzing With A Stranger; Sing Me A Happy Song; Blue Rock; Workin' Man Blues – 06-04-70
ST-590 Getting To Know The Strangers: Caravan; Ham Boogie; Story With A Happy Indian; Walkin' Through My Heart; Day Happy; Scramble; Every Fool Has A Rainbow; California On My Mind; Comin' Home; Skippin' – 05-10-70
ST-796 Honky Tonkin': Honky Tonk; Song From Sleep Walk; Just Sit Down And Cry; I Don't Love Nobody; Me And Bobby McGee; Stumbling; Raunchy; Watchin' Scotty Grow; Slow 'N Easy; Almost To Tulsa – 21-06-71
ST-11141 Totally Instrumental With One Exception: Cotton Picker; When The Roses Die; Sittin' On Top Of The World; Champagne; It's Only Love; Cherokee Fiddle; Country Gas; See The Sunset; Goes Without Saving; Over The Rainbow; Swing High - 73

SINGLES
Capitol (1965-77)
3144 Song From Sleep Walk / Slow'n'Easy - 07-71

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Thanks to Michel Ruppli, not only for his books which I use daily, but also for a large amount of rare and unpublished data from his giant archive.
Thanks to all my friends - country music fans - in Czech Republic - Vladimir Pikora, Michal Gololobov, Milos Holecek, Tony Foglar, Rene Pavlik and Petr Vitous.
Thanks to Mario Manciotti for sending session details daily
Thanks to Kurt Rokitta for a lot of session info
Thanks to Bill Daniels for sharing a lot of labels info
Thanks to Lillies Ohlsson for many western swing contributions.
Thanks to Dick Grant for many artists files
Thanks to Thieu Van De Vorst for a lot of additions and corrections
Thanks to Goran Adolph for many rare albums info
Thanks to Hans Sandberg for many rare session data
Thanks to Chris Huskey for many sessions info.
Thanks to Kittra Moore for musicians and recording data
Thanks to Dik de Heer for many additions on rockabilly.
Thanks to Luiz Roberto Costa for helping me with the western genre.
Thanks to Wolf Ruediger Sommer, who not only sent me additional data, but is also watch-dog, correcting my typos and other errors.
Thanks to Robert Platt for priceless info on Canadian (but not only) artists.
Thanks to Phil Watson for hard work on Crown Prince of country music discography. Thanks to Walter Gabriel for filling the gaps in track listings of rare albums and various artists compilations.
Thanks to Kent Heineman for many independent recordings info
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Thanks to Tony Middleton for RCA session info.
Thanks to Xavier Maire for interesting additions and for info on his website www.bopping.org.
Thanks to Henk Scholts for long time cooperation.
Thanks to Richard Price for miscellaneous session information
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Thanks to Reginald Bartlette for info and additions of Columbia custom numbers.
Thanks to Katarina Fromm for various singles info.
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