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Monday, October 19, 2009

Tommy Hill

*27-04-1929 Falls City, TX, +31-03-2002
by Michel Ruppli, Thieu Van De Vorst, Praguefrank, Mario Manciotti
SESSIONS
ca 1951 unknown – Texas Hillbillies – Tommy, Kenny, And Foy/*The Hill Brothers
T01 UNTIL HEAVEN COMES ALONG - I'LL TAKE TEXAS Enterprise 416/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
T02 I'M GONNA SHOO MY BLUES AWAY* Enterprise 416/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
14 July 1952 [14:00-17:00] Castle Studio At The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville,TN - Tommy Hill
001 83109/NA 2760 I AIN’T SETTIN‘ WHERE I WAS Decca 9-28474/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
002 83110/NA 2761 YESTERDAY˘S SWEETHEART unissued
003 83111/NA 2762 YOU WERE MEANT FOR ME unissued
004 83112/NA 2763 THE MORE I GIVE, THE MORE YOU TAKE 9-28474/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
3 March 1953 [23:15-02:15] Castle Studio at The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville 3, TN - Tommy Hill (Tommy Hill [gt], Jack Shook [gt], Jerry Byrd [steel], Ernie Newton [bass], Farris Coursey [drums], Tommy Jackson [fiddle], Owen Bradley [piano]. Producer: Paul Cohen)
005 84098/NA 2956 LOVE ME FOR A LIFETIME 9-28690/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
006 84099/NA 2957 THE LAST LETTER 9-28690/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
1953 poss. Jay Miller's Studio, 218 North Parkerson Ave., Crowley - Tommy Hill
007 THAT LIFE THAT I'M LIVING Feature 1077/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
008 WHAT IS IT, DARLING? Feature 1077/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
1953 poss. Jay Miller's Studio, 218 North Parkerson Ave., Crowley - Jess Little & Bass Slaughter
J01 THE BLUES ARE BACK AGAIN Feature 1089/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
J02 I MUST LEAVE YOU NOW Feature 1089/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
1953 poss. Jay Miller's Studio, 218 North Parkerson Ave., Crowley - Tommy Hill
009 END OF MY STAIRWAY Feature 2001 /HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
010 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MORNING Feature 2001/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
18 December 1953 Fred Rose's House, Woodmont Ave., Nashville, TN - Tommy Hill
011 F-9 THE LIFE THAT I’M LIVING Hickory 45-1002/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
012 F-10 BRIGHT LIGHTS IS YOUR HEAVEN 45-1010/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
013 F-11 LOVE ME, BABY 45-1002/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
014 F-12 SAY IT NOW 45-1010/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
19 November 1954 poss. Hickory Studio, 2510 Franklin Ave., Nashville, TN - Tommy Hill
015 F-62 HONKY TONK ROMANCE 45-1020/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
016 F-63 I WANNA SHOW MY BABY OFF 45-1047/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
017 F-64 COLLISION WITH LOVE 45-1020/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
018 F-65 ALTHOUGH IM SECOND HAND 45-1047/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
5 July 1955 Nashville, TN - Tommy Hill
020 F-90 SIX FOOT OF EARTH 45-1031/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
019 F-91 DIDDLE DUMPLING 45-1031/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
021 F-92 MR. JUKEBOX 45-1039/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
022 F-93 SUGAR NANNER 45-1039/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
June 1958 Nashville, TN - Tommy Hill
023 AIN'T NOTHING LIKE LOVING Bear Family BCD-15709
024 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MORNING (1) Bear Family BCD-15709
025 CAN'T HELP IT Bear Family BCD-15709
026 LIFE BEGINS AT 4 O' CLOCK Bear Family BCD-15709
027 OH GET READY BABY (1) Bear Family BCD-15709
028 LOVE WORDS Bear Family BCD-15709
029 DO ME A FAVOR Bear Family BCD-15709
030 HAVE A LITTLE FAITH ON ME Bear Family BCD-15709
031 OH GET READY BABY (2) Bear Family BCD-15709
032 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MORNING (2) Bear Family BCD-15709
ca. March 1959 Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN- Tommy Hill˘s String Band (some tracks possibly recorded at different session on unknown date)
033 2885 WALLS OF STONE 45-429/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
034 2886 OIL ON MY LAND 45-429/HBR 74 BACM CD D 293
035 DAISIES SLP-114 [va]
036 FIDDLER'S LOVE SLP-114 [va]
037 FIDDLER'S PRAYER SLP-114 [va]
038 TWIN FIDDLE WALTZ SLP-114 [va]
039 COUNTRY GITL SLP-117 [va]
040 THERE'S A BIG WHEEL SLP-117 [va]
041 WHO SHOT SAM SLP-117 [va]
042 MARY DON'T YOU WEEP SLP-117 [va]
043 I'VE GOT A NEW HEARTACHE SLP-117 [va]
1959 [mastered May 1960] Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN- Roger Miller & Tommy Hill/+ Howard Crockett (unknown musicians. Producer: Tommy Hill)
044 3275 UNDER YOUR SPELL AGAIN* 7029/SLP-318 SLP-117 [va]
May 1960 Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN- Johnny Paycheck aka Donny Young & Tommy Hill (Darrell McCall [harm/vcl], Roger Miller [harm vcl] + unknown musicians. Producer: Tommy Hill)
045 THE SAME OLD ME SLP-110 [va]
046 A WOMAN'S INTUITION SLP-110 [va]
ca. June 1962 Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN - Tommy Hill (Tommy Hill [gt], Kelso Herston [el gt], Pete Drake [steel], Junior Huskey [bass], Harold Weakley [drums], Shorty Lavender [fiddle], Buddy Spicher [fiddle], Hargus Robbins [piano]. Producer: Tommy Hill)
047 5624 TWIN FIDDLE POLKA 611/SLP-210 NLP 2022
048 5625 K. C. TRAIN WHISTLE BLUES 611/SLP-210 NLP 2022
049 NEW WESTPHOLIA WALTZ SLP-210 NLP 2022
050 THE WALTZ YOU SAVED FOR ME SLP-210 NLP 2022
051 CHEROKEE SWING SLP-210 NLP 2022
052 DIXIELAND RAG SLP-210 NLP 2022
ca. June 1962 Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN - Tommy Hill (Tommy Hill [gt], Kelso Herston [el gt-1/banjo-2], Pete Drake [steel], Junior Huskey [bass], Willie Ackerman [drums], Tommy Jackson [fiddle-1/bass gt-2], Hargus Robbins [piano]. Producer: Tommy Hill)
053 BAYOU MEDLEY: BIG MAMMOU/JOLE BLON -1 SLP-210 NLP 2022
054 WESTERN DANCE MEDLEY: FADED LOVE/A MAIDEN'S PRAYER -1 SLP-210 NLP 2022
055 TENNESSEE VOLUNTEER MARCH -2 SLP-210 NLP 2022
056 JUST BECAUSE -2 SLP-210 NLP 2022
057 FRANKIE AND JOHNNY -1 SLP-210 NLP 2022
058 STRING BOOGIE WOOGIE -1 SLP-210 NLP 2022
10 December 1962 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave.South, Nashville, TN - Bluegrass Hillbillies (Curtis McPeake, Billy Grammer, Ed Hyde, Ray Edenton, Tommy Hill, Junior Huskey) (ORIGINALLY LISTED IN FILES AS BY CURTIS McPEAKE)
B01 11242 THE BALLAD OF JED CLAMPETT ABCS-446
B02 11243 BIG RED'S SPECIAL ABCS-446
B03 11244 NINE-POUND HAMMER ABCS-446
B04 11245 SHORTNIN' BREAD ABCS-446
B05 11247 SILVER THREADS AND GOLDEN NEEDLES ABCS-446
B06 11248 TOM DOOLEY ABCS-446
11 December 1962 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave.South, Nashville, TN - Bluegrass Hillbillies (Curtis McPeake, Billy Grammer, Ed Hyde, Ray Edenton, Tommy Hill, Junior Huskey) (ORIGINALLY LISTED IN FILES AS BY CURTIS McPEAKE)
B07 11236 HAND ME DOWN MY WALKIN' CANE ABCS-446
B08 11237 DRUNKARD'S HICCUPS ABCS-446
B09 11238 THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND ABCS-446
B10 11239 THE LONESOME MOHAWK ABCS-446
B11 11240 DARLIN' CORA ABCS-446
B12 11241 I AIN'T GOT NOBODY ABCS-446
ca. March 1965 Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN - Tommy Hill's String Band
061 7531 CAJUN CALL 723
ca. November 1966 Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN - Nashville Cats (Pete Drake, Jerry Shook, Jimmy Richardson, Boots Randolph, Sugarfoot Garland, Tommy Hill's Nashville String Band, Phil Baugh, And Joe Maphis)
N01 SPOOK SLP-399
N02 PENGUIN WATUSI SLP-399
N03 ALLEY SLP-399
N04 MAKIN' OUT SLP-399
N05 COFFEE EXPRESSO SLP-399
N06 FRANKIE AND JOHNNY SLP-399
N07 COUNTRY GUITAR SLP-399
N08 DRIVE SLP-399
N09 ORIENTAL FRUG SLP-399
N10 HOT ROD GUITAR SLP-399
N11 AFTER HOURS SLP-399
N12 STAR GAZING SLP-399
ca. October or November 1968 Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN - Tommy Hill's String Band
062 RELEASE ME (AND LET ME LOVE AGAIN) SLP-439
063 HONEY SLP-439
064 BUMMIN' AROUND SLP-439
065 THEME FROM GIDDY UP GO SLP-439
066 Y'ALL COME SLP-439
067 MELODY FROM DANNY BOY SLP-439
068 GENTLE ON MY MIND SLP-439
069 SEND ME THE PILLOW THAT YOU DREAM ON SLP-439
070 BLUES STAY AWAY FROM ME SLP-439
071 ALABAM SLP-439
072 HARPER VALLEY P.T.A. SLP-439
076 AM I THAT EASY TO FORGET SLP-439
Tommy Hill recorded after 1968. Some info in albums and singles list


ALBUMS
ABC Paramount ABC/ABCS-446 Pickin' N Grinnin': The Ballad Of Jed Clampett; Big Red's Special; Nine-Pound Hammer; Shortnin' Bread; Silver Threads And Golden Needles; Tom Dooley; Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane; Drunkard's Hiccups; This Land Is Your Land; The Lonesome Mohawk; Darlin' Cora; I Ain't Got Nobody - 63 The Bluegrass Hillbillies (Curtis McPeake, Billy Grammer, Ed Hyde, Ray Edenton, Tommy Hill, Junior Huskey)
Starday SLP-210/S-SLP-210 The Swingin' Sound of Modern Country Music with Percussion: Frankie & Johnny; Bayou Medley: Jole Blon/Big Mamou; Tennessee Volunteer March; String Boogie Woogie; The Waltz You Saved For Me; Dixieland Rag; Twin Fiddle Polka; K.C. Train Whistle Blues; New Westphalia Waltz; Cherokee Swing;/Western Dance Medley: Faded Love-A Maiden's Prayer; Just Because - 63 Tommy Hill's Nashville String Band (reissued in 1965 on Nashville NLP-2022)
Starday S-SLP-399 The Fabulous Sounds Of Those Nashville Cats: The Spook; Penguin Watusi; The Alley; Makin' Out; Coffee Expresso; Frankie And Johnny; Country Guitar; The Drive; Oriental Frug; Hot Rod Guitar; After Hours; Star Gazing - 67 Pete Drake, Jerry Shook, Jimmy Richardson, Boots Randolph, Sugarfoot Garland, Tommy Hill's Nashville String Band, Phil Baugh, And Joe Maphis
Starday S-SLP-439 Golden Country Melodies: Release Me (And Let Me Love Again); Honey; Bummin' Around; Theme From Giddy Up Go; Y'all Come; Melody From Danny Boy; Gentle On My Mind; Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On; Blues Stay Away From Me; Alabam; Harper Valley P.T.A.; Am I That Easy To Forget - 69
Power Pak PO-238 Super Hits 1973: (tracks unknown) - 73
Power Pak SA-258 Super Hits 1974, vol. 1: (tracks unknown) - 74

Power Pak SA-261 Super Hits 1974, vol. 2: (tracks unknown) - 74
Power Pak SA-262 Super Hits 1974, vol. 3: (tracks unknown) - 74

Power Pak SA-264 Super Hits 1974, vol. 4: Promised Land; Having Your Baby; Son Of A Rotten Gambler; Annie's Song; Dance With Me; Old Man From The Mountain; Fairytale; Big Four Poster Bed; I'm Leaving It All Up To You; Ramblin' Man; Mississippi Cotton Pickin' Delta Town - 74
Power Pak SA-265 Super Hits 1974, vol. 5, Pop: Sundown; I Can Help; Stop And Smell The Roses; Honestly I Love You; One Hell Of A Woman; If You Love Me Let Me Know; Billy Don't Be A Hero; Rock And Roll Heaven; Back Home Again; Please Come To Boston; Fairytale - 74
Power Pak SA-266 Super Hits 1975, vol. 1: (tracks unknown) - 75
Power Pak SA-267 Super Hits 1975, vol. 2: (tracks unknown) - 75
Power Pak SA-268 Super Hits 1975, vol. 3: (tracks unknown) - 75
Power Pak SA-291 Super Hits 1975-1976: (tracks unknown) - 76
Power Pak SA-302 Super Hits 1976-1977: (tracks unknown) - 77
Bear Family [GER] BCD-15709 Get Ready Baby: Ain't Nothing Like Loving; In The Middle Of The Morning; I Can't Help It; Life Beginf At Four O' Clock; Oh Get Ready Baby; Love Words; Do Me A Favor; Have A Little Faith On Me; Oh Get Ready Baby; In The Middle Of The Morning - 93
Hillbilly Researcher [UK] HBR # 74 Tommy Hill: Until Heaven Comes Along - I'll Take Texas; I'm Gonna Shoo My Blues Away; I Ain't Settin' Where I Was; The More I Give, The More I Take; Love Me For A Lifetime; The Last Letter; The Life That I'm Living (Feature) What Is It Darling?; The Life That I'm Living (Hickory) Bright Lights Is Your Heaven Love Me, Baby Say It Now; The Blues Are Back Again; I Must Leave You Now; The End Of The Stairway; In The Middle Of The Morning; Honky Tonk Romance; I Wanta Show My Baby Off; Collision With Love; Although I'm Second Hand; Six Foot Of Earth; Diddle, Diddle Dumpling; Mr. Jukebox; Sugar Nanner; Walls Of Stone; Oil On My Land - 04 (reissued in 2010 as BACM CD 293 The Life That I’m Living)


SINGLES
Enterprise (ca 1951) Texas Hillbillies or Hill Brothers
416 Until Heaven Comes Along - I'll Take Texas / I'm Gonna Shoo My Blues Away - ca 51
Decca (1952)
9-28474 More I Give The More You Take / I Ain't Settin' Where I Was - 11-52
9-28690 The Last Letter / Love Me For A Lifetime - 04-53
Feature (1953)
1077 That Life That I'm Living / What Is It, Darling? – 53
1089 The Blues Are Back Again / I Must Leave You Now – 53 Jess Little & Bass Slaughter
2001 End Of My Stairway / In The Middle Of The Morning - 54
Hickory (1954-56)
45-1002 Love Me, Baby / Life That I'm Living - 02-54
45-1010 Bright Lights Is Your Heaven / Say It Now - 07-54
45-1020 Collision With Love / Honky Tonk Romance - 02-55
45-1031 Diddle Dumpling / Six Foot Of Earth - 07-55
45-1039 Mister Jukebox / Sugar Manner - 12-55
45-1047 Although I'm Second Hand / I Wanta Show My Baby Off - ca. 04-56
Starday (1959-69)
45-429 Oil On My Land / Walls Of Stone - ca. 04-59
611 K.C. Train Whistle Blues / Twin Fiddle Polka - 12-62
CMR (1972-73)
45-101 Ain't She A Crying Shame? / Why-Why-Why? - 72
45-102 Strength Of My Weakness / My Heart Is Mine - 72
45-103 Paint Your World Happy / When She Comes Running Back To Me - 72
45-105 Sweet Dreams And Lonely Memories / Make It Easy On Yourself - 73

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Acknowledgements

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
Thanks to Ken Nelson for bluegrass and more additions.
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
Thanks to Carl G. Cederblad for additions to sessionographies
Thanks to Paul Urbahns, Marc Alesina, Bill Millet, Bengt Wahlström, John Morris, Dominique Anglares, Pierre Monnery, Jeremy Roberts, Ben Collins, Alex Frazer-Harrison, K.F.Raizor, Ed Tabor, Mario Wildner, Ole Skjoldhøj, Eileen Sisk, Per Kammersgaard, David Bussey, Bill Marks for rare info on their favorite artists.
Thanks to Reginald Bartlette for info and additions of Columbia custom numbers.
Thanks to Katarina Fromm for various singles info.
Thanks to many others who sent some info - all are important.
Thanks to Richard Weize for his idea to produce projects, which have small commercial potential, but huge value for collectors - I spend a lot of money buying boxes and CDs, sometimes mainly because of the accompanying discographies.
Thanks also to Patrick Milligan, who created many discographies for Bear Family projects
Thanks to Marek Bozickovic for picture in head
And last but not least I would like to thank all who visit this blog - they come from more than 100 countries.