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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Buck Griffin

by Dick Grant with acknowledgements to Wayne Russell, Adam Komorowski, Al Turner; Phil Tricker, Tony Wilkinson, Erik Peterson, Richard Weize, Udo Frank & Terry Gordon
ORIGINAL STORY & SESSION DISCOGRAPHY appeared in NEW KOMMOTION #14 - 1977. Plus STORY & DISCOGRAPHY also appeared in AMERICAN MUSIC MAGAZINE #66 - 1995.
SESSIONS

Ca February 1954 Radio Station WFAA, Dallas, TX – Buck Griffin (Albert Clayton “Buck” Griffin [vcl/rh gt], Thumbs Carllisle [steel/piano], Horace Rollins [bass], Chuck Carrell [drums], Robert “Bob” Kornegay [trumpet], William “Bill” Mayo [clarinet])
001 IT DON’T PAY NO NEVER MIND Lin 1005 London EB-13/White Label WLP-8827 Domino DLP-1007 BCD-15811 BCD-15950 BCD-17022 Pan American CD-56012 Rev-Ola Bandstand CR REV-170
002 MEADOWLARK BOOGIE Lin 1005 London EB-13/White Label WLP-8827 DLP-1007 BCD-15811 BCD-15950 Orbit CD-5910 Proper PROPERBOX 103
WHITE LABEL WLP-8827 ROCK-A-BILLY TIME-THE BEST OF “LIN” and “KLIFF” RECORDS (NED); BEAR FAMILY BCD-15950 THE LIN & KLIFF STORY (GER); BEAR FAMILY BCD-17022 PERFECT FOR PARTIES (GER, 2006); REV-OLA BANDSTAND CR REV-170 COUNTRY GOES ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, Vol.2. THE NEW BREED (2006); PROPER PROPERBOX 103 FROM BOPPIN’ HILLBILLY TO RED HOT ROCKABILLY (UK, 2006); PAN AMERICAN CD-56012 PRIMITIVE LOVE (SUI); ORBIT CD-5910 ROCK N ROLL DANCE PARTY, Vol.10
17 September 1954 Jim Beck Studio, 1914 Forest Ave., Dallas, TX – Buck Griffin (member’s of Bill Wimberley’s Band + James “Sonny James” Loden [fiddle])
003 ROLLIN’ TEARS Lin 1007 London EB-13/BCD-15811
004 ONE DAY AFTER PAY DAY 1007 EB-13/BCD-15811 Proper PROPERBOX 103
005 GOING HOME ALL ALONE Lin 1008 London EB-13/BCD-15811
006 LOOKIN’ FOR THE GREEN 1008 EB-13/BCD-15811 Hillbilly Stomp LP-2 BCD-15950
HILLBILLY STOMP LP-2 HILLBILLY STOMP, Vol.2
1 May 1955 Jim Beck Studio, 1914 Forest Ave., Dallas, TX – Buck Griffin with The Happy Singers ( poss. James “Sonny James” Loden [ld gt], Paul Buskirk [rh gt], George Mcoy [steel], Curley Sanders [bass], Bill Pecchi [drums], Bill Simmons [piano] + unknown female bck vcl [-3] + The Happy Singers [vcl chorus-1/handclaps-2])
007 NEXT TO MINE -1-2 Lin 1014 London EB-13/BCD-15811
008 LORD GIVE ME STRENGTH -1-2 1014 EB-13/BCD-15811
ca September 1955 Jim Beck Studio, 1914 Forest Ave., Dallas, TX – Buck Griffin (member’s of Bill Wimberley’s Band)
009 LET’S ELOPE BABY Lin 1015 London EB-13/White Label WLP-8827 Wendi LP-000016 Domino DLP-1007 BCD-15811 BCD-15950 Pan American CD-56011
010 BAWLIN’ AND SQUALLIN’ (OVER YOU) Lin 1015 London EB-13/White Label 8827 Wendi LP-000016 Domino DLP-1007 BCD-15811 BCD-15950
011 GO-STOP-O! Lin 1016 London EB-13/BCD-15811
012 COCHISE 1016 EB-13/BCD-15811
013 NEITHER DO I Lin 1018 EB-13/BCD-15811
014 LITTLE DAN 1018 EB-13/Domino DLP-1007 BCD-15811 Pan American CD-56010
All the above recordings were leased by Joe M. Leonard of LIN Records to LONDON Records (Canada).
WENDI LP-000016 HILLBILLY HOP: FROM THE HILLS TO THE GARAGE (AUS, 1981); PAN AMERICAN CD-56010 SHE’S NEAT (SUI); PAN AMERICAN CD-56011 SUGAR DOLL (SUI)
9 May 1956 [18:00-21:00] Cliff Herring Studio, 1705 West 7th St., Ft. Worth, TX – Buck Griffin (unknown musicians)
015 56-S-397/56-XY-302 STUTTERIN’ PAPA Lin unissued MGM K-12284/Polydor 2315-294 Domino DLP-1007 Chief CCD-1156502 Big Tone BTCD-5703 BCD-15811 BCD-15789 BCD-15950 BCD-16288 Mustang MUST-2 Hop CD-999 Pan American CD-56009 Smith & Co. SCCD-1125 True Blue Rockabilly TBR-001
016 56-S-398/56-XY-303 WATCHIN’ THE 7:10 ROLL BY Lin unissued MGM K-12284/Polydor 2315-394 Domino DLP-1007 Big Tone BTCD-5703 BCD-15811 BCD-15789 BCD-16288 Pan American CD-56013
017 56-S-399/56-XY-304 YOU’LL NEVER COME BACK Lin unissued MGM K-12597/Polydor 2315-394 Domino DLP-1007, Big Tone BTCD-5703 BCD-15811
The above recordings were leased by Joe M. Leonard of LIN Records to MGM Records ca. May 1956.
POLYDOR 2315-394 MGM ROCKABILLY COLLECTION (UK, 1977); CHIEF CCD-1156502 ULTRA RARE ROCKABILLY’S, Vol.2 (NED, 1992); BIG TONE BTCD-5703 MGM ROCKABILLIES, Vol1 (UK, 1993); BEAR FAMILY BCD-15789 THAT’LL FLAT GIT IT!, Vol.7. FROM THE VAULTS OF MGM RECORDS (GER, 1996); BEAR FAMILY BCD-16288 THAT’LL FLAT GIT IT!, Vol.15, FROM THE VAULTS OF LIN & KLIFF RECORDS (GER 1999); MUSTANG MUST-2 GOIN’ DOWN THAT ROAD (2001); HOP CD-999 HILLBILLY HOP; PAN AMERICAN CD-56009 HEY MAMA (SUI); PAN AMERICAN CD-56013 LOVIN’ HONEY (SUI); TRUE BLUE ROCKABILLY TBR-001 TRUE BLUE ROCKABILLY, Vol.1; SMITH & CO. SCCD-1125 GREAT ROCKABILLY: JUST ABOUT AS GOOD AS IT GETS! (NED, 2007)
9 July 1956 [18:30-21:30] Cliff Herring Studio, 1705 West 7th St., Ft. Worth, TX – Buck Griffin (unknown musicians)
018 56-S-549/56-XY-362 OLD BEE TREE Lin unissued MGM K-12439/Polydor 2315-394 Domino DLP-1007 Big Tone BTCD-5703 BCD-15811
019 56-S-550/56-XY-363 BROKEN HEART WITH ALIMONY Lin unissued MGM unissued/BCD-15811
020 56-S-551/56-XY-364 JESSIE LEE Lin unissued MGM K-12597/Polydor 2315-394 Domino DLP-1007 Big Tone BTCD-5703 BCD-15811 BCD-15950 BCD-16288
021 56-S-552/56-XY-365 BOW MY BACK Lin unissued MGM K-12439/Polydor 2315-394 DLP-1007 BTCD-5703 BCD-15811, BCD-16288
7 January 1958 [18:30-21:30] Cliff Herring Studio, 1705 West 7th St., Ft. Worth, TX – Buck Griffin (unknown musicians)
022 58-TR-13 THE PARTY Metro K20007/Domino DLP-1007 BCD-15811
023 58-TR-14 EVERY NIGHT Metro K20007/Domino DLP-1007 BCD-15811
March 1961 unknown – Buck Griffin (unknown musicians)
024 ?39068 26 STEPS Lin 5030-45-A/Domino DLP-1007 Bear Family BCD-15811
025 ?39068 FIRST MAN TO STAN ON THE MOON Lin 5030-45/DLP-1007 BCD-15811
ca March 1962 unknown – Buck Griffin (unknown musicians)
026 HI-0021 PRETTY LOU Holiday Inn 109/Wendi LP-00007 Eagle LP-318 Domino DLP-1007 Collectables COL-5300 BCD-15811
027 HI-0022 GIRL IN 1209 Holiday Inn 109/Bear Family BCD-15811
The above recordings were leased by Joe M. Leonard of LIN Records to HOLIDAY INN Records.
1963 Radio Station KCKT, Wichita, KS – Buck Griffin (Paul Cuzick [ld gt], Kenneth “Kenny Hale” [gt], Bill Koehler [bass], Bill Erlich [drums], Chuck Patterson [piano-1])
028 TOO MANY HONKY TONKS Rotary 459
029 SEVEN LONELY ROOMS 459
030 I CAN’T KEEP MY WHEELS ON THE GROUND -1 Rotary 460/Domino DLP-1007
031 FLASHING LIGHTS WINE AND ME 460
1964 Radio Station KCKT, Wichita, KS – Buck Griffin (Paul Cuzick [ld gt], ? [steel], Bill Koehler [bass], Bill Erlich [drums])
032 ONE DAY AFTER PAY DAY Rotary 461
033 NO MORE FUN 461/Collector CLCD-2873
COLLECTOR CLCD-2873 ROUGH STUFF BOPPIN’ (NED, 2007)
1965 Rimrock Recording Studio, Concord, AR – Buck Griffin (unknown musicians. Producer: Chuck Lowe)
034 GREENER PASTURES Rotary RS-462
035 GREEN RIVER TOWNS RS-462
ca 1967 Oklahoma City, OK – Buck Griffin
036 DRINKIN’ WITH THE BLUES (AND WALKIN’ THE FLOOR) Foundation 415
037 FROM VIETNAM TO DOLAN 415

ALBUMS
London [CAN] EB 13 Buck Griffin Sings:
Little Dan; Neither Do I; Cochise; Bawlin' And Squallin'; Let's Elope Baby; It Don't Make No Never Mind; Meadowlark Boogie; Rollin' Tears; One Day After Payday; Next To Mine; Lord Give Me Strength - 61
Domino DLP-1007 The Party-Buck Griffin:
The Party; Watchin' The 7:10 Roll By; Every Night; Bow My Back; Let's Elope, Baby; Bawlin' And Squallin' (Over You); I Can't Keep My Wheels On The Ground; First Man To Stand On The Moon; Pretty Lou; Stutterin' Papa; Old Bee Tree; Little Dan; 26 Steps; You'll Never Come Back; Jessie Lee; Meadowlark Boogie; It Don't Make No Never Mind - 90
Bear Family [GER] BCD-15811 Let's Elope Baby: Pretty Lou; Girl In 1209; You'll Never Come Back; Stutterin' Papa; Watchin' The 7:10 Roll By; Broket Heart With Alimony; Jessie Lee; Bow My Back; Old Bee Tree; Every Night; The Party; Little Dan; Neither Do I; Cochise; Go-Stop-Go; Bawlin' And Squallin'; Let's Elope Baby; It Don't Make No Never Mind; Meadowlark Boogie; Rollin' Tears; One Day After Payday; Going Home All Alone; Lookin' For The Green; Next To Mine; Lord Give Me Strength; Sorry I Never Knew; First Man To Stand On The Moon; Twenty Six Steps - 95

SINGLES
Lin (1954-55)
45-1005 It Don't Make No Never Mind / Meadowlark Boogie - 54 (rev. Oct. 16; issued twice)
1007 Rollin' Tears / One Day After Payday – 10-54 (rev. Oct. 30)
1008 Going Home All Alone / Lookin' For The Green – 12-54
1014-45 Lord, Give Me Strenght / Next To Mine – 06-55 (rev. Aug. 13)
1015 Bawlin' And Squallin' (Over You) / Let's Elope, Baby - 10-55 (rev. Oct. 29)
1016 Cochise / Go-Stop-O! – 12-55 (rev. Dec. 3)
1018 Little Dan / Neither Do I – 01-56 (rev. Dec. 24)
(EP)
London EB-13 Buck Griffin Sings (Canadian issue)
MGM (1956) / Metro (1958) [leased from Lin]
K 12284 Stutterin' Papa / Watchin' The 7:10 Roll By - 06-56 (rev. June 30)
K 12439 Bow My Back / Old Bee Tree - 02-57 (rev. March 9)
K 12597 Jessie Lee / You'll Never Come Back - 12-57 (rev. Dec. 23)
K 20007 The Party / Every Night – 10-58 (rev. Nov. 10)
Lin (1961)
5030-45 First Man To Stand On The Moon / 26 Steps – 05-61
Holiday Inn (1962)
109 Pretty Lou / Girl In 1209 – 04-62 (rev. April 28)
Rotary (1963)
459 Too Many Honky Tonks / Seven Lonely Rooms - 63
460 Flashing Lights, Wine And Me / I Can't Keep My Wheels On The Ground - 63
461 One Day After Pay Day / No More Fun – ca.64
RS-462 Green River Towns / Greener Pastures – ca. 64
Foundation (1967)
415 From Viet Nam To Dolan / Drinkin' With The Blues - 67

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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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