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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lucky Joe Almond

By Dick Grant & Phil Tricker With Acknowledgements To Marc Ryan
Story & Session Discography By Dick Grant & Phil Tricker Originally Appeared In Rockin’ Fifties #76 2000.

SESSIONS

3 February 1953 ACA Studio, 5520 Washington Ave., Houston, TX – “Lucky“Joe Almond (Joseph Curtis “Lucky Joe” Almond [vcl/ac gtr], R.B. Mitchell [ld gt], Charley Ward [steel], Hilton Giger [bass], Clayton Parker [fiddle], Anthony “Tony” Rogark [piano], Lillian McMurry [ac board]. Producer: Lillian McMurry)
001 DRC-154/ACA-2436 ROCK ME Trumpet No. 78/45-199/Wendi LP-000003 Esoldun RR-2009 Cactus Trumpet-1 Proper PROPERBOX 103, Jasmine JASMCD-469
002 DRC-155/ACA-2435 THE LAST WALTZ Trumpet No. 78/45-199/Esoldun RR-2009
WENDI LP-000003 LET’S GO ROCK-A-BILLY (AUS, 1980); ESOLDUN RR-2009 HILLBILLY BOGGIE & ROCK-A-BILLY (FRA, 1987); PROPER PROPERBOX 103 FROM BOPPIN’ HILLBILLY TO RED HOT ROCKABILLY (UK, 2006); JASMINE JASMCD-469 ROCK ME, MISSISSIPPI HILLBILLY BOOGIE, BOP & THE HONKY TONK BLUES (UK, 2008)
18 January 1954 Diamond Recording Studio, 309 N. Farish, Jackson, MS – “Lucky“Joe Almond (Joe Almond [vcl/ac gt], D. Tucker [bass vcl-1], Clyde Harris or Clyde Holmes [ld gt], Raymond “Ray” McCall [steel], John “Johnny” Morgan or Carl “Wimpy” Jones [bass], William “Billy” Tabb [piano]. Producer: Lillian McMurry)
003 DRC-197 Unknown Title -1 Trumpet 222 [Unissued]
004 DRC-198/ACA-2860 GONNA ROLL AND ROCK Trumpet No. 78-221 No. 45-221/Wendi LP-000003 Esoldun RR-2009 ev-Ola Bandstand CR REV-170 Jasmine JASMCD-469 Cactus Trumpet-1
005 DRC-199 Unknown Title -1 Trumpet 222 [Unissued]
006 DRC-200 HICKORY NUT BOOGIE Trumpet No. 78-221 No. 45-221/Zomboco CD-8 Jasmine JASMCD-469 Cactus Trumpet-1
The above recordings were mastered by ACA in Houston, Tx.
REV-OLA BANDSTAND CR REV-170 COUNTRY GOES ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, Vol.2. THE NEW BREED (2006); ZOMBOCO CD-8 is titled “REAL RARE ROCKABILLY, Vol.8
18 January 1954 Diamond Recording Studio, 309 N. Farish, Jackson, MS – “Lucky“Joe Almond (Joe Almond [vcl/ac gt], D. Tucker [bass vcl-1], Clyde Harris or Clyde Holmes [ld gt], Raymond “Ray” McCall [steel], John “Johnny” Morgan or Carl “Wimpy” Jones [bass], ? [fiddle-2] William “Billy” Tabb [piano]. Producer: Lillian McMurry)
007 DRC-221/ACA-3038 EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK [I’LL BE LOVING YOU]-2 Trumpet No. 78-233 No. 45-233/Cactus Trumpet-1
008 DRC-222/ACA-3039 TANGLEWOOD WALTZ -1-2 Trumpet No. 78-233 No. 45-233/Cactus Trumpet-1
009 DRC-223 LET THE ROUGH END DRAG Trumpet 234 [Unissued]
010 DRC-224 I’M BETTER OFF WITHOUT YOU 234 [Unissued]
The above recordings were mastered by ACA in Houston, Tx.
CACTUS TRUMPET-1 TRUMPET RECORDS HILLBILLY JACKSON-MISSISSIPPI (2010)
ca March 1955 Diamond Recording Studio, 309 N. Farish, Jackson, MS – Chick Soley and His Westernaires (John “Chick” Soley [vcl/gt], “Lucky” Joe Almond [gt], Harold Wilson [gt]: Harold Sanders [bass], Otis Butler [drums], Lillian McMurry [vcl effts-1], Grace Graham & The Graham Sisters [bck vcl]. Producer: Lillian McMurry)
000 GL-226/ACA-3352 DON’T LET YOUR LIPS SAY YES (AND YOUR HEART SAY NO) Globe 45-236
000 GL-227/ACA-3351 I JUST WANT TO BE YOURS -1 45-236
GLOBE 45-236 released 1956.
The above recordings were mastered by ACA in Houston, Tx. in ca March 1956
17 March 1956 Diamond Recording Studio, 309 N. Farish, Jackson, MS – “Lucky“Joe Almond (Joe Almond [vcl/ac gt], Clyde Holmes [ld gt], James “Jimmy” Scoggins [bass], “Fast Freddie” Frederick Waits [drums], David Campbell [piano], Duke Huddleston [sax], Lewis Jones [sax], Sherrill Holly [sax]. Producer: Lillian McMurry)
011 GL-234/ACA-3339 GO ON AND TALK YOUR HEAD OFF Globe 45-240
012 GL-235/ACA-3340 OO-O-O-O-! ANYTHING GOES 45-240
The above recordings were mastered by ACA in Houston, Tx.

SINGLES
Trumpet (1953-55)
78-199/45-199 The Last Waltz / Rock Me – 53 (rev Aug. 1)
78-221/45-221 Gonna Roll And Rock / Hickory Nut Boogie – 54 (rev. Aug. 7)
222 ? / ? – 54 (unissued)
78-233/45-233 Every Day Of The Week (I’ll Be Loving You) / Tanglewood Waltz - 55
234 Let The Rough End Drag / I’m Better Off Without You – 55 (unissued)
Globe (1956)
45-240 Go On And Talk Your Head Off / Oo-O-O-O-! Anything Goes – 05-56

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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.