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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Bar X Cowboys

2nd version
By Tony Russell, Praguefrank, Mario Manciotti, Gram Jones, Murray Kirch
SESSIONS
14 December 1937 Adolphus Hotel, Dallas, TX - Bar-X Cowboys (Elmer Christian [poss. vcl-1/fiddle], Chuck Keeshan [vcl-2/gt], Lynn Henderson [gt], Moat Bartley [banjo], Johnny Cuttiete [bass], Ben Christian [fiddle])
001 63051-A LIES -2 Decca 5482/BACM CD D 282
002 63052-A DRIFTING AND DREAMING (SWEET PARADISE) -1,2 Decca 5510/BACM CD D 282
003 63053-A IN A SHANTY IN OLD SHANTY TOWN -2 rejected
004 63054-A UNDERNEATH THE SUN Decca 5537/BACM CD D 282
005 63055-A THERE IS A TAVERN IN THE TOWN -2 Decca 5537/BACM CD D 282
006 63056-A THAT LITTLE BOY OF MINE -2 unissued
007 63057-A SMILE, DARN YA, SMILE -2 Decca 5524/BACM CD D 282
008 63058-A I LOVE TO LIVE IN LOVELAND (WITH A GIRL LIKE YOU) -2 Decca 5482/BACM CD D 282
009 63059-A ROCKDALE RAG Decca 5524/BACM CD D 282
010 63060-A WHEN YOUR HAIR HAS TURNED TO SILVER (I WILL LOVE YOU JUST THE SAME) -2 Decca 5510/BACM CD D 282
13 February 1940 Jefferson Hotel, Dallas, TX - Bar-X Cowboys (Elmer Christian [vcl-3], Buddy Duhon [vcl-2/gt], Chuck Keeshan [vcl-1/gt], Moat Bartley [banjo], Ted Daffan [steel], Ben Christian [fiddle], Buddy Ray [fiddle])
011 BS-047697-1 I'M JUST AN OUTCAST -1 Bluebird B-8440 Montgomery Ward M-8648/BACM CD D 282
012 BS-047698-1 MY DARK EYED SWEETHEART -1 B-8440 Montgomery Ward M-8658/BACM CD D 282
013 BS-047699-1 SUNSET VALLEY -1,3 B-8546 Montgomery Ward M-8659/BACM CD D 282
014 BS-048000-1 BLUE BONNET GOVERNOR -2 B-8487 Montgomery Ward M-8660/BACM CD D 282
015 BS-048001-1 BLUE STEELE BLUES B-8487 Montgomery Ward M-8660/BACM CD D 282 016 BS-048002-1 SOUTH B-8546 Montgomery Ward M-8659/BACM CD D 282
017 BS-048003-1 HOUSTON SHUFFLE B-8577 Montgomery Ward M-8661/BACM CD D 282
018 BS-048004-1 WHEN MAMA GOES OUT, THE MAID COMES IN -3 B-8577 Montgomery Ward M-8661/BACM CD D 282
8 April 1941 Dallas, TX - Bar-X Cowboys (Chuck Keeshan [vcl-1/gt], Moat Bartley [banjo], Ted Daffan [steel], Elmer Christian [bass], Ben Christian [fiddle], Bill Kruger [fiddle])
019 BS-063048-1 YOU'VE GOT TO STOP FUSSIN' AT ME -1 B-8825/BACM CD D 282
020 BS-063049-1 JUST FOR TONIGHT -1 B-8763/BACM CD D 282
021 BS-063050-1 LET'S GO HONKY-TONKIN' TONIGHT -1 B-8723/BACM CD D 282
022 BS-063051-1 LOCKET OF GOLD -1 B-8825/BACM CD D 282
023 BS-063052-1 I WANT SOMEBODY LIKE YOU -1 B-8763/BACM CD D 282
024 BS-063053-1 HANG OVER BLUES B-8723/BACM CD D 282
025 BS-063054-1 STRUTTIN' AROUND B-8801/BACM CD D 282
026 BS-063055-1 I DIDN'T THINK I'D CARE -1 B-8801/BACM CD D 282
9 October 1941 Dallas, TX - Bar-X Cowboys (Jerry Irby [vcl-1/gt], Moat Bartley [banjo], Ernest "Deacon" Evans [steel], Elmer Christian [vcl-2/bass], Bill Kruger [fiddle])
027 BS-071134-1 ONLY TIME CAN TELL -1 B-8904/BACM CD D 282
028 BS-071135-1 YOU'RE STILL MY DARLING -1,2 B-8904/BACM CD D 282
029 BS-071136-1 LET'S ALL GO DOWN TO GRANDPA'S -1 B-8930/ BACM CD D 310
030 BS-071137-1 I DON'T WORRY -1 B-8994/ BACM CD D 310
031 BS-071138-1 I'M SO SORRY -1 B-8994/ BACM CD D 310
032 BS-071139-1 GIRLS… GIRLS… GILS -1 B-8930/ BACM CD D 310
033 BS-071140-1 WHY DO I DREAM SUCH DREAMS? -1 33-0506/ BACM CD D 310
034 BS-071141-1 JAMMIN' ON THE STEEL GUITAR 33-0506/ BACM CD D 310

1946 Houston, TX - Jerry Irby & Texas Ranchers/*Elmer Christian & His Bar X Cowboys (Jerry Irby [rh gt], Ernest “Deacon” Evans [steel], Peter “Pete” Burke [piano], Elmer B. Christian [bass], ? [ld gt]) [some tracks purchased by MGM in 1948 and get MGM master numbers]
000 APP 14A/48-S-132 NAILS IN MY COFFIN Globe 113 Globe 102/MGM 10284 Proper Properbox 6
000 APP 14B/48-S-133 SUGAR PIE Globe 113/Collector CLCD-2851
000 APP 15A STEEL GUITAR SPECIAL -instr.- Globe 114
035 APP 15B A RAINY NIGHT* 114/ BACM CD D 310
000 APP 16A/48-S-131 DON’T YOU WEEP Globe 115
036 APP 16B/48-S-130 YOU DON’T LOVE ME ANYMORE 115/ BACM CD D 310
000 APP 17A MY LIFE IS FILLED WITH SORROW Globe 116
037 APP 17B I’M LONESOME BUT I’M FREE* 116/ BACM CD D 310
1946 Houston, TX - Jerry Irby & Texas Ranchers/*Elmer Christian & His Bar X Cowboys (Jerry Irby [rh gt], Ernest “Deacon” Evans [steel], Peter “Pete” Burke [piano], Elmer B. Christian [bass], ? [ld gt]) [some tracks purchased by MGM in 1948 and get MGM master numbers]
000 APP 29A LIFE'S BEEN A FAILURE Globe 119
038 APP 29B MAYBE I WON'T NEED YOU ANYMORE*Globe 119
000 APP 30A ROCKS AND GRAVEL Globe 120
000 APP-30B SUPER BOOGIE WOOGIE Globe 120 102
ca. January 1947 Houston, TX - Elmer Christian & His Bar X Cowboys/* Jerry Irby & His Ranchers (Jerry Irby [gt/vcl], Woodrow Carter [gt], Deacon Evans [steel], Elmer Christian [bass], ? [drums], Pete Burke [piano])
039 678 SOUTHTOWN SWING* Mercury 6040
040 679 WEDNESDAY NIGHT WALTZ 6039/ BACM CD D 310
041 680 CORNFED GAL* 6040
042 681 SOMEONE LIKE YOU 6039/ BACM CD D 310
ca October 1947 Houston, TX - Jerry Irby & His Texas Ranchers (Woodrow Carter [gt], Deacon Evans [steel], ? [bass], ? [drums], Pete Burke [piano], Tony Sepolio [fiddle])
000 IF 98/48-S-128 A MILLION TIMES OR MORE 8029/ BACM CD D 310
000 IF-99/48-S-129 JUST FOR TONIGHT 8029/ BACM CD D 310
1947 or 1948 Eddie Henry's Home, Houston, TX - Elmer Christian & Bar X Cowboys (Paul Brown [vcl], Truman "Tweedle-O" Williams [ld gt], J.D. Standlee [steel], Elmer Christian [bass], Tommy Sanders [drums], Roy "Sleepy" Thompkins [fiddle], and possibly Ralph Smith [piano])
043 COCAIN BLUES Eddie's no #/ BACM CD D 310
044 I WISH I'D NEVER LEARNED TO LOVE YOU Eddie's no #/ BACM CD D 310
ca. October 1949 ACA Studio, 612 Westheimer, Houston, Tx - Bar X Cowboys
045 ACA-1240 WHERE TEXAS MEETS THE SEA Macy’s 139/ BACM CD D 310
046 ACA-1241 FAIR WEATHER FRIEND Macy’s 112/ BACM CD D 310
047 ACA-1242 unknown title
048 ACA-1243 unknown title
049 ACA-1244 COLD SHADOW IN MY HEART Macy’s 112/ BACM CD D 310
050 ACA-1245 NOW YOURE MINE AT LAST Macy’s 139/ BACM CD D 310
1951 unkown, TX – Paul Brown & Bar X Cowboys
051 DONNA MIA Nucraft 101/ BACM CD D 310
052 COLD SHADOWS Nucraft 101/ BACM CD D 310
053 BEAUTIFUL ANGELINA BACM CD D 310
054 RUM AND SODA BACM CD D 310
055 FOR YOUR SAKE ALONE BACM CD D 310
056 SWEET NATCHEZ BACM CD D 310


ALBUMS
BACM [UK] CD D 282 Bar X Cowboys - The Complete Recordings, vol. 1: Lies; Drifting And Dreaming; Underneath The Sun; There Is A Tavern In The Town; Smile, Darn Ya, Smile; I’d Love To Live In Loveland; Rockdale Rag; When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver; I’m Just An Outcast; My Dark Eyed Sweetheart; Sunset Valley; Blue Bonnet Governor ; Blue Steele Blues; South; Houston Shuffle; When Mama Goes Out The Maid Comes In; You’ve Got To Stop Fussin’ At Me; Just For Tonight; Let’s Go Honky-Tonkin’ Tonight; Locket Of Gold; I Want Somebody Like You; Hang Over Blues; Struttin’ Around; I Didn’t Think I’d Care; Only Time Can Tell; You’re Still My Darling - 09
BACM [UK] CD D 310 Bar X Cowboys - The Complete Recordings, vol. 2: [Bar X Cowboys:] Let's All Go Down To Grandpa's; I Don't Worry; I'm So Sorry; Girls, Girls, Girls; Why Do I Dream Such Dreams; Jammin' On The Steel Guitar;[Elmer Christian & His Bar X Cowboys:] A Rainy Sunday Night; I'm Lonesome But I'm Free; Maybe I Won't Need You Then; My Life's Been A Failure; [Jerry Irby with Elmer Christian & His Bar X Cowboys:] A Million Tears Or More; Just For Tonight [Elmer Christian & His Bar X Cowboys:] Wednesday Night Waltz; Someone Like You; [Elmer Christian & The Bar X Cowboys:] Cocaine Blues [sic]; I Wish I'd Learned To Love You; [Bar X Cowboys;Paul Brown & The Bar X Cowboys:] Where Texas Meets The Sea; Fair Weather Friend; Cold Shadows In My Heart; Now You're Mine At Last; Donna Mia; Cold Shadows; Beautiful Angelina; Rum And Soda; For Your Sake Alone; Sweet Natchez - 10



SINGLES
Decca (1937)
5482 Lies / I Love To Live In Loveland (With A Girl Like You) - 02-38
5510 Drifting And Dreaming (Sweet Paradise) / When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver (I Will Love You Just The Same) - 04-38
5524 Smile, Darn Ya, Smile / Rockdale Rag - 05-38
5537 There Is A Tavern In The Town / Underneath The Sun - 06-38
Bluebird (1940-41)
B-8440 I'm Just An Outcast /My Dark Eyed Sweetheart - 05-40 (reissued on Montgomery Ward M-8648)
B-8487 Blue Bonnet Governor / Blue Steele Blues - 07-40 (reissued on Montgomery Ward M-8660)
B-8546 Sunset Valley / South - 10-40 (reissued on Montgomery Ward M-8659)
B-8577 Houston Shuffle / When Mama Goes Out The Maid Comes In - 11-40 (also on Montgomery Ward M-8661)
B-8723 Let's Go Honky-Tonkin' Tonight / Hang Over Blues - 05-41
B-8763 Just For Tonight / I Want Somebody Like You - 07-41
B-8801 Struttin' Around / I Didn't Think I'd Care - 08-41
B-8825 You've Got To Stop Fussin' At Me / Locket Of Gold - 09-41
B-8904 Only Time Can Tell / You're Still My Darling - ca. 12-41
B-8930 Let's All Go Down To Grandpa / Girls… Girls… Girls - 42
B-8994 I Don't Worry / I'm So Sorry - 42
33-0506 Why Do I Dream Such Dreams? / Jammin' On The Steel Guitar - ca. 43
Globe (1946)
114 A Rainy Sunday Night / Steel Guitar Special – 46 Elmer Christian & His Bar X Cowboys
Mercury (1947)
6039 Wednesday Night Waltz / Someone Just Like You – 06-47 Elmer Christian & Bar X Cowboys
6040 Southtown Swing / Cornfed Gal – 06-47 Jerry Irby & His Ranchers
Eddie's (1947 or 1948)
no # Cocain Blues / I Wish I'd Never Learned to Love You
Macy's (1949)
112 Fair Weather Friend / Cold Shadow In My Heart - 49
139 Where Texas Meets The Sea / Now You're Mine At Last - 50
Nucraft (1951)
101 Donna Mia / Cold Shadows – 11-51 (rev. Nov.17)
Beautiful Angelina / Rum And Soda
For Your Sake Alone / Sweet Natchez

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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
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