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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Blue Ridge Highballers

By Henk Scholts & Tony Russell (Country Discography, 1921-1942)

23 March 1926 Columbia Studio, New York – Blue Ridge Highballers (Luther Bernard Clarke [vcl], Lonnie Griffith [gt], Arthur Wells [banjo], Charley La Prada [fiddle])
001 W141841-2 GREEN MOUNTAIN POLKA 15070-D/County 407 JSP7743D
002 W141842-2 SKIDD MORE 15168-D/ County 407 JSP7743D
003 W141843 FLOP EARED MULE 15081-D/ County 407 JSP7743D
004 W141844-2 DARNEO 15132-D Velvet Tone 7103-V Clarion 5139-C/ County 407 JSP7743D
005 W141845-2 SOLDIER'S JOY 15168-D/ County 407 JSP7743D
006 W141846-1 DARLING CHILD 15132-D Velvet Tone 7103-V Clarion 5139-C/ County 407 JSP7743D
007 W141847 FLYING CLOUD unissued
008 W141848-1 UNDER THE DOUBLE EAGLE 15070-D/ County 407 JSP7743D
009 W141849 FOURTEEN DAYS IN GEORGIA 15081-D/ County 407 JSP7743D
010 W141850 SANDY RIVER BELLE 15089-D/ County 407 JSP7743D
011 W141851 ROUND TOWN GIRLS 15089-D/ County 407 JSP7743D
012 W141852 HOP LIGHT LADIES unissued
24 March 1926 Columbia Studio, New York – Blue Ridge Highballers, *as by Luther Bernard Clarke (Luther Bernard Clarke [vcl], Lonnie Griffith [gt], Arthur Wells [banjo], Charley La Prada [fiddle])
014 W141854 I'LL BE ALL SMILES TONIGHT* 15069D
015 W141855-2 WISH TO THE LORD I HAD NEVER BEEN BORN* 15096D/County 407 JSP7743D
016 W141856-1 GOING DOWN TO LYNCHBURG TOWN 15096D/County 407 JSP7743D
ca September 1927 Paramount Studio, New York City - Blue Ridge Highballers (Lewis B. Adams [gt], Lige Hardy [banjo], Charley La Prada [fiddle], John Thomason [fiddle])
017 2861-2 RED WING Paramount 3083 Broadway 8159
018 2865-2 JULE GIRL Paramount 3083 Broadway 8159
019 2867-2 ARE YOU ANGRY WITH ME DARLING Paramount 3077 Broadway 8185
020 2868-1 I’M TIRED OF LIVING HERE ALONE Paramount 3077 Broadway 8185

County 407 The Blue Ridge Highballers Featuring Charley La Prada 1926 Recordings:

Darling Child; Going Down To Lynchburg Town;Fourteen Days In Georgia; Sandy River Belle; Flop Eared Mule; Skidd More; Darneo; Soldier's Joy; Wish To The Lord I Had Never Been Born - As By Luther Bernard Clarke; Round Town Girls; Under The Double Eagle; Green Mountain Polka - 74

Columbia (1926)
15069D I'll Be All Smiles Tonight / Bright Sherman Valley – 26 As By Luther Bernard Clarke
15070D Under The Double Eagle / Green Mountain Polka - 26
15081D Flop Eared Mule / Fourteen Days In Georgia - 26
15089D Round Town Girls / Sandy River Belle - 26
15096D Wish To The Lord I Had Never Been Born (As By Luther Bernard Clarke) / Going Down To Lynchburg Town - 26
15132D Darling Child / Darneo – 26 (also on Velvet Tone 7103-V and Clarion 5139-C)
15168D Soldier's Joy / Skidd More
Paramount (1927)
3077 Are You Angry With Me Darling / I’m Tired Of Living Here Alone – 27 (reissued on Broadway 8185)
3083 Jule Girl / Red Wing – 27 (reissued on Broadway 8159)

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