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Friday, August 6, 2010

Jimmy Ballard

3rd version
by Dick Grant, Dave Sax, Al Turner & Michel Ruppli (with acknowledgements to Johan Lofstedt, Shane Hughes, Ian Saddler & Phil Tricker)
SESSIONS

ca 1950 [demo session] Radio Station WMIK, Middlesboro, KY – Jimmie Ballard and The Dixie Drifters
00001 BIRTHDAY CAKE BOOGIE WMIK acetate
1952 Cincinnati, OH - Jimmy Ballard (Producer: Producer: Carl J. Burkhardt)
001 8168 KNEEL AT THE CROSS Kentucky 506/ Ultrasonic LP-51 Countryville S-785
002 8169 WHEN GOD DIPS HIS LOVE IN MY HEART Kentucky 506/Ultrasonic LP-51 Countryville S-785
1952 Cincinnati, OH - Jimmy Ballard (Producer: Producer: Carl J. Burkhardt)
003 8196 WHEN JESUS BECKONS ME HOME Kentucky 507/Ultrasonic LP-51 Countryville S-785
004 8197 IF I COULD HEAR MY MOTHER PRAY AGAIN Kentucky 507/ Ultrasonic LP-51 Countryville S-785
COUNTRYVILLE M-785/S-785 JUST A LITTLE TALK WITH JESUS - JIM & JESSE McREYNOLDS with the Sweet Mountain Boys. The recordings by JIM & JESSE McREYNOLDS on this album are under the name of the VIRGINIA TRIO. The recordings are KENTUCKY 509 (VIRGINIA TRIO); KENTUCKY 510 (VIRGINIA TRIO) and KENTUCKY 514 (VIRGINIA TRIO). JIM & JESSE McREYNOLDS recorded with LARRY ROLL as THE VIRGINIA TRIO.
1952 Cincinnati, OH - Jimmy Ballard (Producer: Producer: Carl J. Burkhardt)
005 8255 BIRTHDAY CAKE BOOGIE Kentucky 4-508/Jasmine JASMCD-3576 HBRCD-023
006 8256 (WHEN I LEFT YOU) STANDING IN THE RAIN 4-508-B
1952 Cincinnati, OH - Jimmy Ballard (Producer: Producer: Carl J. Burkhardt)
007 8178 JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE Kentucky 513 Alcar 513/ Ultrasonic LP-51 Countryville S-785
008 8179 GATHERING FLOWERS FOR THE MASTER’S BOUQUET Kentucky 513 Alcar 513/ Ultrasonic LP-51 Countryville S-785 Buckingham P-ST-542 Palace P-ST-542
11 July 1952 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH - Jimmy Ballard
009 K3429 SHE'S GOT SOMETHING King 45-1118/Cactus KINCD-2
010 K3430 I WANT A BOWLEGGED WOMAN 45-1118//Cactus KINCD-2
011 K3431 THE CREEKS'S GONE MUDDY (AND THE FISH WON’T BITE) 45-1143//Cactus CACT-5001 KINCD-3
012 K3432 TILL THE END 45-1143
1953 Cincinnati, OH - Jimmy Ballard/aka Stanley Alpine & Tennessee Folk Trio* (Producer: Producer: Carl J. Burkhardt)
013 8187 WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS Kentucky 517 Alcar 517
014 8188 LITTLE OLD CHURCH IN THE VALLEY* Kentucky 518/Ultra Sonic LP-51 Buckingham P-/ST-742 Countryville S-42 Palace P-ST-742
015 8189 MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS AND KEEP YOU 518/ Ultra Sonic LP-51 Buckingham P-/ST-742 Countryville S-42 Palace P-ST-742
016 8190 LIFE’S RAILWAY TO HEAVEN Kentucky 519/Ultra Sonic LP-51
017 8191 WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN* 519/Ultra Sonic LP-51 Buckingham P-/ST-742 Countryville S-42 Palace P-ST-742
1952 Cincinnati, OH - Buffalo Johnson & His Herd (James “Jimmie” Ballard [vcl/gt + unknown musicians.Producer: Carl J. Burkhardt)
018 TAIN’T BIG ENOUGH Kentucky 4-520 520/JASMCD-3526
019 TAPPIN’ BOOGIE 4-520 520-B/ Cactus CACT CD-5006
Cactus CACT-5001 ROCKIN’ HILLBILLY Vol.2. (2003); Cactus KINCD-2 KING HILLBILLY Vol.2.; Cactus KINCD-3 KING HILLBILLY Vol.3; Cactus CACT CD-5006 ROCKIN' HILLBILLY Vol.7 (2004)
1952 Cincinnati, OH - Jimmy Ballard (Producer: Producer: Carl J. Burkhardt)
020 7036 SHE’S GOT SOMETHING Kentucky 527/Jasmine JASMCD-3562/3 JASMCD-3576 HBRCD-023
021 7037 CHICKEN PLUCKER 527/Collector CLCD-2867 JASMCD-3576 HBRCD-023
Collector CLCD-2867 – Movin’ On; Jasmine JASMCD-3562/3 HILLBILLY BOP, BOOGIE & THE HONKY TONK BLUES Vol.2, 1951-1953 (2007), Jasmine JASMCD-3576 GRIDDLE GREASIN’ DADDIES and DIRTY COWBOYS (2007); HILLBILLY RESEARCHER HBRCD-023 KENTUCKY RECORDS: THE GATEWAY “ALL STARS”
1952 Cincinnati, OH - Jimmy Ballard (Producer: Producer: Carl J. Burkhardt)
022 8037 HOW BEAUTIFUL HEAVEN MUST BE Kentucky 549/Ultra Sonic LP-51 Buckingham P-ST-742 Countryville S-42 Palace P-ST-742
The reverse side of KENTUCKY 549 is by JIMMIE FAIR.
1960 Lexington, KY - Jimmy Lee Ballard Music by the Rhythmakers (Jimmy Ballard [vcl/gt], Kenneth “Kenny” Whalen [gt], Earl Watkins [gt], ? [drums], ? [sax]. Producer: Robert E. “Bob” Mooney)
023 LO8W-2978 SAY YOU’LL BE MINE Rem 45-305/White Label WLP-8948 Buffalo Bop BbCD-55071 Classics CD-707 Club LP-016 Mustang MUST-12
024 SAY YOU’LL BE MINE Rem unissued Rem (Uniss)
025 LO8W-2979 DARLING TAKE MY HAND Rem 45-305
WHITE LABEL WLP-8948 BOB MOONEY AND REM RECORDS (NED, 1989); BUFFALO BOP BbCD-55071 TEEN TOWN (GER, 1998); CLASSICS CD-707 ROCK-A-SOCKA HOP! Vol.3. (SWE, 1999); CLUB WWRLP-016 GRAB THIS AND DANCE Vol.16 (ESP, 1998); MUSTANG MUST-12 OH OH OH ROCK
1962 Lexington, KY - Jimmy Lee Ballard & His Rejects (Producer: Bob Mooney)
026 N8OW-9674 A DIFFERENT TWIST –instr.- Rem 45-317
027 N8OW-9675 TELL ME LITTLE DARLING 45-317 [take-2] White Label WLP-8948 Centhy CD-2001 [take-8] WLP-8948
CENTHY CD-2001 KEEP ON ROCKIN’ (SWE, 2000)
1964 Lexington, KY - Jimmy Lee Ballard &The All Nighters (Producer: Bob Mooney)
028 RK4M-8338 I LOVE HER Rem 45-354
029 RK4M-8339 WANG DANG DO 45-354/White Label WLP-8948

ALBUMS
Ultra Sonic LP-51 Songs Of Faith (Volume One): Kneel At The Cross; When God Dips His Love In My Heart; When Jesus Beckons Me Home; If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again; Just A Closer Walk With Thee; Gathering Flowers For The Master’s Bouquet; Little Old Church In The Valley; May The Good Lord Bless; Life’s Railway To Heaven; Will The Circle Be Unbroken; How Beautiful Heaven Must Be - (MX: 9297/8)
Countryville M/S 785 Jim & Jesse Mcreynolds Sings With The Sweet Mountain Boys - Just A Little Talk With Jesus: [Virginia Trio:] I'll Fly Away; God Put A Raijbow In The Cloud; You Go To Your Church. I'll Go To Mine; Just A Little Talk With Jesus; Sing, Sing, Sing; [Jimmy Ballard:] Kneel At The Cross; When God Dips His Love In My Heart; When Jesus Becons Me Home; If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again; Just A Closer Walk With Thee - 02-63 Jim Ballard + Jim & Jesse (Kentucky recordings)

SINGLES
King (1952)
45-1118 I Want A Bowlegged Woman / She's Got Something - 09-52
45-1143 The Creek's Gone Muddy (And The Fish Won't Bute) / Till The End - 12-52
Kentucky (1952-53)
506 Kneel At The Cross / When God Dips His Love In My Heart
507 When Jesus Beckons Me Home / If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again
508 Birthday Cake Boogie / (When I Left You) Standing In The Rain
513 Just A Closer Walk With Thee / Gathering Flowers For The Master’s Bouquet
517 What A Friend We Have In Jesus / [Larry Roll]
518 Little Old Church In The Valley / May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You
519 Life’s Railway To Heaven / Will The Circle Be Unbroken
520 Tain’t Big Enough / Tappin’ Boogie
527 She’s Got Something / Chicken Plucker
549 How Beautiful Heaven Must Be / [Jimmie Fair]
Rem (1962-64)
45-305 Say You’ll Be Mine / Darling Take My Hand – 10-60 (rev. Oct. 31)
45-317 A Different Twist / Tell Me Little Darling – 62
45-354 I Love Her / Wang Dang Do – 64

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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
And last but not least I would like to thank all who visit this blog - they come from more than 100 countries.