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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Les Chambers

By Phil Tricker, Al Turner and Dick Grant (with Acknowledgements To The Late Ray Topping, and The Late Les Chambers and The Late “Country” Johnny Mathis)

ca March 1954 Hollywood, CA - Les Chambers and His Mountaineers (Merle Travis [ld gt], Dick Stubbs [steel] + unknown musicians)
001 ST-2104 TOO MUCH PRIDE Starday 45-137/Jasmine JASMCD-3583/4
002 ST-2105 KISSES LIKE THAT Starday 45-158/JASMCD-3583/4
003 ST-2106 LONESOME 45-158/JASMCD-3583/4
004 ST-2107 LONELY HEART WALTZ Starday 45-137
ca August 1954 Jim Beck Studio, 1914 Forest Ave., Dallas, TX - Les Chambers (poss. George Peaton [ld gt], Dick Stubbs [steel], Dub Spray [bass], ? [drums], Eddie Steward [fiddle], Eddie Caldwell [piano])
005 ST-2190 REAL SINCERELY Starday 45-206
006 ST-2191 I CAN’T HELP MYSELF Starday unissued
007 ST-2192 BABY PLEASE LEAVE ME ALONE Starday unissued
008 ST-2193 TRY TO LOVE ME Starday unissued
ca November 1954 Jim Beck Studio, 1914 Forest Ave., Dallas, TX - Les Chambers and Dick Stubbs and His Mountaineers ((poss. George Peaton [ld gt], Dick Stubbs [steel], Dub Spray [bass], ? [drums])
009 ST-2232 SNEAKIN’ OUT (IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT) Starday 45-180
010 ST-2233 BALD HEADED DADDY (HAIR TODAY-GONE TOMORROW) 45-180/Jasmine JASMCD-3583/4 Cactus OFF-CD-5064
011 ST-2234 WILL IT ALWAYS BE Starday unissued
012 ST-2235 TWO STUBBORN PEOPLE Starday unissued
ca January 1955 Jim Beck Studio, 1914 Forest Ave., Dallas, TX - Les Chambers and Johnny Mathis (George Peaton [ld gt], Dick Stubbs [steel], Dub Spray [bass], ? [drums], Eddie Steward [fiddle], Eddie Caldwell [piano])
013 ST-2266 WILL IT ALWAYS BE Starday 45-181
014 ST-2267 EVERYBODY ELSE DOES 45-181/Dragon Street DCD-70102 Rollercoaster RCCD-3049 Cactus CACT CD-5008 Jasmine JASMCD-3583/4
ca August 1955 Jim Beck Studio, 1914 Forest Ave., Dallas, TX - Les Chambers and Johnny Mathis (George Peaton [ld gt], Dick Stubbs [steel], Dub Spray [bass], ? [drums], Eddie Steward [fiddle], Eddie Caldwell or Marion Oliver [piano])
015 ST-2342 GIVE ME A LITTLE MORE Starday 45-206
1969 poss. Nashville, TN - Les Chambers
016 PRP-9382 THE STOOL NEXT TO ME Fall 168
1971 Nashville, TN - Les Chambers (Leon Rhodes [ld gt] + unknown rh gt, steel, bass, drums, piano)
018 V-0007 GOODBYE WORLD Volunteer 45-4002
019 V-0008 unknown title unissued
020 V-0009 HAIR TODAY-GONE TOMORROW Volunteer 45-4002
021 V-0010 unknown title unissued

Starday (1954-55)
45-137 Too Much Pride / Lonely Heart Waltz – 06-54 (rev. June 26)
45-158 Kisses Like That / Lonesome - 54
45-180 Sneakin’ Out (In The Middle Of The Night) / Bald Headed Daddy (Hair Today-Gone Tomorrow) - 55 w. Dick Stubbs
45-206 Real Sincerely / Give Me A Little More - 55
45-181 Will It Always Be / Everybody Else Does - 55 w. Johnny Mathis
45-206 Real Sincerely / Give Me A Little More (w. Johnny Mathis) - 55
Fall (1969)
168/169 The Stool Next To Me / Weather Man Song - 69
Volunteer (1971)
45-4002 Goodbye World / Hair Today-Gone Tomorrow -71

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