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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Riley Crabtree


*1912 Mount Pleasant, TX, +01-01-1984

2nd version

by Dick Grant, Al Turner, Roy and Eileen Link, Dave Sax, Adam Komorowski,Tom Sims, Phil Tricker, the late “Country” Johnny Mathis, Burton Harris, Elton Ray Crabtree, Jon Ingman, Kevin Coffey, John Beecher,  Gary Huggins, Mario Manciotti, Thieu Van De Vorst
SESSIONS
 fall 1948 Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX ­- Riley Crabtree (poss Ray Key, Burton Harris, “Smokey” Cal, Johnny Mathis [steel]. Producer: Jim Beck)
(Talent/4-Star master numbers)
001 118/1957 WAITING FOR A TRAIN Talent 715 T-101 [78 RPM album] /Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-042 Cattle Compact CCD-317
002 119/1958 BLUE YODEL # 5 Talent 715 T-101 [78 RPM album] /HBRCD-042 CCD-317
003 120/1959 IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW Talent 716 T-101 [78 RPM album] /HBRCD-042 CCD-317
004 121/1961 AWAY OUT ON THE MOUNTAIN Talent 717 T-101 [78 RPM album] /HBRCD-042 CCD-317
005 122/1963 T. B. BLUES Talent 718 T-101 [78 RPM album] /HBRCD-042 CCD-317
006 123/1962 MULE SKINNER'S BLUES (A BLUE YODEL) Talent 717 T-101 [78 RPM album] /HBRCD-042 CCD-317
007 124/1964 T FOR TEXAS - A BLUE YODEL Talent 718 T-101 [78 RPM album] /HBRCD-042 CCD-317
008 125/1960 BLUE YODEL # 1 Talent 716 T-101 [78 RPM album] /HBRCD-042 CCD-317
Fall 1948 Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX ­- Riley Crabtree (unknown musicians. Producer: Jim Beck)
(Talent/4-Star master numbers)
009 127/1945 IF I COULD BUY YOUR LOVE Talent 720/HBRCD-042 CCD-317
010 128/1946 A LIFETIME OF REGRET Talent 720/HBRCD-042 CCD-317
Early 1949 Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX ­- Riley Crabtree (unknown musicians. Producer: Jim Beck)
011 136 YOU HAD TO STRAY Talent 719 Colonial 110/Cowgirlboy LP-5116 HBRCD-042 CCD-317
012 137 SHACKLES AND CHAINS Talent 719 Colonial 110/Cowgirlboy LP-5116 HBRCD-042 CCD-317
ca April 1949 Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX ­- Riley Crabtree (Bob hale [* recitation] unknown musicians. Producer: Jim Beck)
013 194 LONELY WORLD Talent 724/HBRCD-042 CCD-317
014 195 FLOWERS ON MY MOTHER'S GRAVE* Talent 724/HBRCD-042 CCD-317
Summer 1949 Sellers Co. Studio, 2102 Jackson St., Dallas, TX ­- Johnny Mathis/Johnny Bee/Riley Crabtree (Riley Crabtree [ac gt], Johnny Mathis [vcl-4/steel], Johnny "Bee: Balducci [vcl] + unknown musicians. Producer: James “Pappy” Sellers )
015 242 OZARK WALTZ Star Talent 756/HBRCD-042 CCD-317
000 243 unknown title
000 244 TELL ME WHY - 1 Talent 738/Krazy Kat KKCD-21
000 245 BEFORE YOU CALL - 1 Talent 738
000 246 LOOKING FOR A FLOWER (THAT NEVER BLOOMS) - 2 Talent 744
000 247 HANG-OVER BLUES -2 Talent 744
000 248 unknown title
000 249 unknown title
016 250 IF MY TEARS WERE GOLD Star Talent 756/HBRCD-042 KKCD-21 CCD-317
January or February 1950 Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX ­- Riley Crabtree (Jimmy Rollins [ld gt], Joe Knight [rh gt], ? [steel], ? [bass].. Producer: Jim Beck)
017 355 FREE FROM SHACKLES AND CHAINS Star Talent 761/HBRCD-042 CCD-317
018 356 BROKEN HEART - FALLING TEARS Star Talent 761/HBRCD-042 CCD-317
16 November 1950 Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX ­- Riley Crabtree (Jimmy Rollins [ld gt], Joe Knight [rh gt], ? [steel], ? [bass].. Producer: Jim Beck)
019 HCO 4350 YOU’RE WASTING YOUR TIME Columbia 4-20803/Cowgirlboy LP-5116
020 HCO 4351 GET AWAY FROM IT ALL 20778/CCD-317
021 HCO 4352 SHACKLES AND CHAINS 20778/CCD-317
022 HCO 4353 I ALWAYS PLAY A LOSING HAND 4-20803/Cowgirlboy LP-5116
1950 [KWKH show-The Louisiana Hayride] Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA - Riley Crabtree
02201 SHACKLES AND CHAINS Proper Properbox 110
5 May 1951 Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX - Riley Crabtree (? [fem hmny vcl*], Poss Jimmy Rollins [ld gt], Joe Knight [rh gt], ? [steel], ? [bass], ? [fiddle], Harold Carmack [piano])
023 CO 45876/JB-28 ALWAYS TOGETHER* 4-20873/Cowgirlboy LP-5116
024 CO 45877/JB-29 IT’S YOU OR MAYBE IT’S ME 4-20873/Cowgirlboy LP-5116
025 CO 45878/JB-30 HANDFUL OF NICKELS 4-20831/Cowgirlboy LP-5116
026 CO 45879/JB-31 YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART 4-20831/Cowgirlboy LP-5116
15 October 1951 Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX - Riley Crabtree (poss Jimmy Rollins [ld gt], Joe Knight [rh gt], ? [steel], ? [bass], ? [fiddle], Harold Carmack [piano])
027 CO 46980/JB-61? I LIVE WITH MEMORIES (THAT BLESS AND BURN) 4-20970/Cowgirlboy LP-5116
028 CO 46981/JB-62? I STOOD AND WATCHED YOUR LOVE GROWN COLD 4-20970/Cowgirlboy LP-5116
029 CO 46982/JB-63? BETWEEN THE PAGES OF THE BIBLE 4-20901/CCD-317
030 CO 46983/JB-64? INFORMATION PLEASE 4-20901/CCD-317
15 July 1952 Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 W. 7th St., Fort Worth, TX - Riley Crabtree (poss Jimmy Rollins [ld gt], Joe Knight [rh gt], ? [steel], ? [bass], ? [fiddle], Harold Carmack [piano])
031 CO 48234/FW 12 IF I HAD SOMEONE TO CALL MY VERY OWN 4-21030/Cowgirlboy LP-5116
032 CO 48235/FW 13 LOVE SONG OF THE HILLS 4-21030/Cowgirlboy LP-5116
033 CO 48236/FW 14 AN ORCHID IN MY BOUQUET 4-21073/CCD-317
034 CO 48237/FW 15 TONIGHT 4-21073/CCD-317
13 November 1953 Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX - Riley Crabtree (poss Jimmy Rollins [ld gt], Joe Knight [rh gt], ? [steel], ? [bass], ? [fiddle], Harold Carmack [piano])
035 CO 50459/JB 100/ZSP-30543 WHEN HANK WILLIAMS MET JIMMIE RODGERS 4-21218/CCD-317
036 CO 50460/JB 101/ZSP-30544 I’LL MAKE YOU WANT ME 4-21218/CCD-317
037 CO 50461/JB 102/ZSP-30545 WHEN THIS WORLD CHANGES HANDS 4-21268/Cowgirlboy LP-5116
038 CO 50462/JB 103/ZSP-30546 LET ME WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY 4-21268/Cowgirlboy LP-5116
late June or early July 1955 Hollywood, CA - Riley Crabtree (Eddie Cochran [ld gt-1], Hank Cochran[rh gt] + unknown steel, bass,fiddle. Producer: C.G. “Red” Matthews)
039 MEET ME AT JOE'S-1 Ekko 1019/CCD-317
040 DON'T TURN AWAY FROM ME Ekko 1019/CCD-317
1956/1957[live KCAR Radio Station "Absolute Security Radio Shows"] Burton Harris Studio, Mt. Pleasant, TX - Riley Crabtree (Burton Harris [el gt], Hugh Blair [steel], Dean martin [bass], Max Carey [pno].Producer: Burton Harris)
04001 GO CAT GO (Version 1 -1:50) Dragon Street DCD-70102 Rollercoaster RCCD-3049 Bronco Buster CD-9061
04002 SOMEONE REMINDS ME OF YOU Dragon Street DCD-70102 Rollercoaster RCCD-3049
04003 IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE I LOVE YOU, JUST TRY ME Bronco Buster CD-9061
04004 DON’T CRY OLD PAL CD-9061
04005 ONCE A DAY AND TWICE ON SUNDAY CD-9061
04006 TILL THE END OF THE WORLD CD-9061
04007 SO DOGGONE LONESOME CD-9061
04008 HEY GOOD LOOKIN’ CD-9061
04009 TRUST AND OBEY CD-9061
04010 WHISPERIN’ CD-9061
04011 A HANDFUL OF NICKELS CD-9061
04012 WALKIN’ THE STREETS CD-9061
04013 I DON’T WANT TO BE THERE CD-9061
04014 TENNESSEE WALTZ CD-9061
04015 I SAW YOUR FACE IN THE MOON) CD-9061
04016 MY MOTHER WAS A LADY CD-9061
04017 JUST CALL ME LONESOME CD-9061
04018 PACK UP YOUR CLOTHES AND COME ON DOWN CD-9061
04019 HANG YOUR HEAD IN SHAME CD-9061
04020 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A BABY TO CRY CD-9061
04021 LET ME BE THE ONE CD-9061
04021 DON’T GIVE ME NO BACK TALK CD-9061
04022 SHACKLES AND CHAINS CD-9061
04023 EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY (TOMORROW YOU’LL CRY) CD-9061
04024 THAT’S WHAT I LIKE CD-9061
04025 ROCKIN’ ALONE (IN AN OLD ROCKIN’ CHAIR) CD-9061
04026 GO, CAT, GO (Version 2) CD-9061
1957 Dallas, TX - Riley Crabtree (unknown musicians.Producer: Bill D’Angelo)
041 TATTLE TATTLE TALE Country Picnic 602X45/White Label WLP-2805 Collector CLCD-2877
042 SOMETHING TELLS ME Country Picnic 602X45/Dragon Street DCD-70102 Rollercoaster RCCD-3049
November 1958 Burton Harris Studio, Mt. Pleasant, TX - Riley Crabtree (Burton Harris [el gt], Hugh Blair [steel], Dean Martin [bass]. Producer: Burton Harris)
043 ∆-26473 SHE LOVES ME BETTER Security 45-111/ Dragon Street DCD-70102 Rollercoaster RCCD-3049
044 ∆-26474 HAVE PATIENCE HEART Security 45-111
1959 Burton Harris Studio, Mt. Pleasant, TX - Riley Crabtree (Burton Harris [el gt], Dean Martin [bass]. Producer: Burton Harris)
045 I’VE LIVED TWO DAYS IN ONE Security 45-112/Collector CLCD-2873
046 SOMEONE REMINDS ME OF YOU 45-112
1960 Dallas, TX - Riley Crabtree (unknown musicians)
047 GUN FIGHTIN’ MARSHAL* C AND W 45-201/Cowgirlboy LP-5116
048 WHY DARLING WHY C AND W 45-201/Cowgirlboy LP-5116
*issued twice - as Riley Crabtree and His Western Paraders and as Riley Crabtree and The Star Dusters
1960 KSST Radio Station Studio, Sulphur Springs, TX - Riley Crabtree (Bobby Floyd [bass], Mickey Huggins [drums])
049 CARELESS CHANCE C AND W 45-201
050 SHACKLES AND CHAINS C AND W 45-202
051 TRY ME 45-202/Cactus CACT CD-5005
1962 Dallas, TX - Riley Crabtree (unknown musicians)
052 N80W-2904 WATCHING THE CLOCK Vandan 609V-2904
053 N80W-2905 SOMEONE REMINDS ME OF YOU 609V-2904
1963 Dallas, TX - Riley Crabtree (unknown musicians)
054 P4KM-5111 SHACKLES AND CHAINS York Bros. Records Inc. 101 Vandan 609V-5111/Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-056
055 P4KM-5112 POISON MIND York Bros. Records Inc. 101 Vandan 609V-5111/Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-056
1963 Dallas, TX - Riley Crabtree (unknown musicians)
056 P4KM-5177 BIG MAN York Bros. Records Inc. 102/Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-056
057 P4KM-5178 I WOULDN’T EXCHANGE MY HEARTACHE York Bros. Records Inc. 102/Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-056
all 4 York tracks possibly recorded at one session
1963 San Antonio, TX - Riley Crabtree (unknown musicians)
058 WHEN THIS WORLD CHANGES HANDS Country Hit CH-230
059 LET ME WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY CH-230
14 January 1964 Texas Sound Studio, San Antonio, TX - Riley Crabtree (unknown musicians)
060 I LIVE IN A CRAZY WORLD Country Hit CH-232
061 CAN SWEET LIPS LIE? CH-232
15 January 1964 Texas Sound Studio, San Antonio, TX - Riley Crabtree (unknown musicians)
062 TIRED OLD SINGER Country Hit CH-231
063 THE RIO GRANDE WALTZ CH-231
9 July 1964 Texas Sound Studio, San Antonio, TX - Riley Crabtree (unknown musicians)
064 SHE LOVES ME BETTER Country Hit CH-337/Collector CLCD-2858
065 HAVE PATIENCE HEART CH-337
Collector CLCD-2858 Kickin’ The Hillbilly
1965 Dallas, TX - Riley Crabtree (unknown musicians)
066 SK4M-1879 DOORWAY TO MY HEART Cheatham C-117
067 SK4M-1880 MEMORIES TIED DOWN C-117
1966 Dallas, TX - Riley Crabtree (unknown musicians)
068 T4KM-5805 ROAD TO NOWHERE Cheatham C-126
068 T4KM-5806 CAJUN QUEEN C-126

ALBUMS
Cowgirlboy [GER] LP-5116 Love Songs Of The Hills:
A Handful of Nickels; Always Together (Never Apart); Gun Fightin' Marshal.; I Always Play a Losing Hand; I Live with Memories (That Bless and Burn); I Stood and Watched Your Love Grow Cold; If I Had Someone to Call My Very Own; Let Me Walk Through the Valley; Love Song of the Hills; Maybe It's You or Maybe It's Me; Shackles and Chains; When this World Changes Hands; Why, Darling, Why; You Had to Stray; You're Breaking My Heart Dear; You're Wastin' Your Time - 94

Hillbilly Researcher [UK] HBRCD-042 Talent / Star Talent Recordings: Waiting For A Train; Blue Yodel # 5; In The Jailhouse Now; Out Away On The Mountain; T. B. Blues; Mule Skinner's Blues - A Blue Yodel; T For Texas - A Blue Yodel; Blue Yodel # 1; If I Could Buy Your Love; A Lifetime To Regret; You Had To Stray; Shackles And Chains; Lonely World; Flowers On My Mother's Grave; Ozark Waltz; If My Tears Were Gold; Free From Shackles And Chains; Broken Heart - Falling Tears - 01

Cattle Compact [GER] CCD-317 When Hank Williams Met Jimmie Rodgers: A Lifetime To Regret; An Orchid In My Bouquet; Away Out On The Mountain; Between The Pages Of The Bible; Blue Yodel No. 5; Blue Yodel No.1; Broken Heart - Falling Tears; Don't Turn Away From Me; Flowers On My Mother's Grave; Free From Shackles And Chains; Get Away From It All; I'll Make You Want Me; If I Could Buy Your Love; If My Tears Were Gold; In The Jailhouse Now; Information Please; Lonely World; Meet Me At Joe's; Muleskinner Blues (a Blue Yodel); Ozark Waltz; Shackles And Chains; Shackles And Chains (2nd Version); T For Texas; T. B. Blues; Tonight; Waiting For A Train; When Hank Williams Met Jimmie Rodgers; You Had To Stray - 06
Bronco Buster CD-9061 The Rare Riley Crabtree Radio Sessions: If You Don't Believe I Love You, Just Try Me; Don't Cry Old Pal; Once A Day And Twice On Sunday; Till The End Of The World; So Doggone Lonesome; Hey Good Lookin'; Trust And Obey; Whisperin' ; A Handful Of Nickels; Walkin' The Streets; I Don't Want To Be There; Tennessee Waltz; I Saw Your Face In The Moon; My Mother Was A Lady; Just Call Me Lonesome; Pack Your Clothes And Come On Down; Hang Your Head In Shame; You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry; Let Me Be The One; Don't Give Me No Back Talk; Shackles And Chains; Eat, Drink And Be Merry (Tomorrow You'll Cry); That's What I Like; Rockin' Alone (In An Old Rockin' Chair); Go, Cat, Go – 07
 BACM [UK] CD 567 1955-1963 Recordings: Meet Me At Joe's;  Don't Turn Away From Me;  Tattle Tattle Tale; Something Tells Me;  She Loves Me Better; Have Patience Heart;  I've Lived Two Days In One; Don't Cry Ole Pal;  Gun Fightin' Marshall; Why, Darling, Why; Careless Chance; Shackles And Chains; Try Me; Watching The Clock; Someone Reminds Me Of You; Poison Mind;  Shackles And Chains -2; Big Man; I Wouldn't Exchange My Heartache; Let Me Walk Through The Valley;  Tired Old Singer; The Rio Grande Waltz; I Live In A Crazy World; Can Sweet Lips Lie; Stolen Romance – 07-17
 




SINGLES
Talent- Star Talent (1948-)
719 You Had To Stray / Shackles And Chains - 23-04-49
720 If I Could Buy Your Love / A Lifetime Of Regret - 25-06-49
724 Lonely World / Flowers On My Mother's Grave - 14-05-49
756 Ozark Waltz / If My Tears Were Gold - 24-09-49 (reissued in February 1950)
715 Waiting For A Train / Blue Yodel # 5 - 49
716 In The Jailhouse Now / Blue Yodel # 1 - 49
717 Away Out On The Mountain / Mule Skinner's Blues (A Blue Yodel) - 05-11-49
718 T. B. Blues / T For Texas - A Blue Yodel - 12-11-49
761 Free From Shackles And Chains / Broken Heart - Falling Tears - 50
Columbia (1950-53)
20778 Get Away From It All / Shackles And Chains - 01-51
4-20803 I Always Play A Losing Hand / You're Wasting Your Time - 04-51
4-20831 You're Breaking My Heart, Dear / Handful Of Nickels - 06-51
4-20873 Always Together / It's You Or Maybe It's Me - 10-51
4-20901 Information Please / Between The Pages Of The Bible - 02-52
4-20970 I Love With Memories / I Stood And Watched Your Love Grow Cold - 07-52
4-21030 If I Had Someone To Call My Very Own / Love Song Of The Hills - 11-52
4-21073 An Orchid In My Bouquet / Tonight - 02-53
4-21218 When Hank Williams Met Jimmie Rodgers / I'll Make You Want Me - 02-54
4-21268 Let Me Walk Through The Valley / When This World Changes Hands - 06-54
Ekko (1955)
1019 Meet Me At Joe's / Don't Turn Away From Me - 10-55
Country Picnic (1957)
602x45 Tattle TattleTale / Something Tells Me - 57
Security (1959)
45-111 She Loves Me Better / Have Patient Heart - 59
C & W (1960)
201 Gun Fightin' Marshall / Why, Darling, Why - 60
201 Gun Fightin' Marshall / Careless Chance - 60
202 Shackles And Chains / Try Me - 60
Vandan (1962)
609V-2904 Someone Reminds Me Of You / Watching The Clock - 62
York Brothers (1963)
101 Shackles And Chains / Poison Mind - 05-63 (also Vandan 609V-5111)
102 Big Man / I Wouldn't Exchange My Heartache - 63
Country Hit (1963-4)
CH-230 When This World Changes Hands / Let Me Walk Through The Valley - 63
CH-231 Tired Old Singer / The Rio Grande Waltz - 03-64
CH-232 I Live In A Crazy World / Can Sweet Lips Lie? - 64
CH-237 She Loves Me Better / Have Patience Heart - 64
Cheatham (1965-66)
C-117 Doorway To My Heart / Memories Tied Down - 65
C-126 Road To Nowhere / Cajun Queen - 66

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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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