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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Gene O‘ Quin

3rd version
by Al Turner & Dick Grant with acknowledgements to Phil Tricker, Dave Sax, Richard Weize, Henk Scholts, Wolf-Ruediger Sommer, Thieu Van De Vorst & Praguefrank

Original Story & Discography appeared in The Hillbilly Researcher #1 - Autumn 1988.

SESSIONS
Fall 1948 Sellers Co. Studio, 2102 Jackson St., Dallas, Tx – Boots & His Buddies (Boots Borquin [vcl-1/ld gt], Eugene “Gene” O’Quin [vcl-2], prob. Jimmy Eller [rh gt] or [bjo]. Producer: Jesse Erickson)
001 128/1949 NEXT SUNDAY DARLING IS MY BIRTHDAY -2 Talent 708/Krazy Kat KKCD-21 Rollercoaster RCCD-3049, Dragon Street DCD-70102
000 129/1950 POOR LITTLE JOE -1 Talent 708
TALENT 708 was pressed by 4 STAR Records hence 4 Star Masters nos. KRAZY KAT KKCD-21 PLAYBOY BOOGIE (UK); ROLLERCOASTER RCCD-3049 THE GUYS & GIRLS OF THE BIG D JAMBOREE (UK, 2002); DRAGON STREET DCD-70102 THE GUYS OF THE BIG D JAMBOREE (2002)
ca August 1949 Seller’s Co. Studio, 2102 Jackson St.,Dallas, TX - Gene O’Quin With Al Turner’s Big “D” Jamboree Barn Dance Gang (Gene O‘ Quin [vcl], Buster White or Leon Rhodes [gt], poss. Buddy Griffin [rh gt], poss. Jimmy Kelley [steel], poss. Otis West or Buzz Burnham [bass], poss. Williams Jack “Billy Jack” Saucier [fiddle]. Producer: Jesse Erickson)
002 240 PENNIES FOR PAPA Talent 741
003 241 BLUES COME AROUND 741/White Label WLP-2814
WHITE LABEL WLP-2814 BOPPIN’ HILLBILLY, Vol.14, THE STAR TALENT LABEL (NED, 1990)
Spring 1950 [demo session] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA – Gene O‘ Quin (Gene O‘ Quin [vcl/gt]. Producer: Leland Jame “Lee” Gillette)
00301 unknown title
00302 unknown title
00303 unknown title
00304 unknown title
13 July 1950 [no. 1841, 15:00-18:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA – Gene O‘ Quin (Gene O‘ Quin [vcl], Ivy “Jimmy” Bryant [el ld gt], Edward “Eddie” Kirk [rh gt], Wesley Webb “Speedy” West [steel], Clifford Gilpin “Cliffie Stone” Snyder [bass], Harold Hensley [fiddle], William “Billy” Liebert [pno]. Producer: Lee Gillette)
004 6381-4 KEEP A-TALIN’ BABY Capitol F1219/Barnyard LP-5208 Castle LP-8211 Bear Family BCD-16194
005 6382-1 THE PINBALL MILLIONAIRE* Capitol F1148/Castle LP-8108 Bear Family BCD-16194
006 6383-1 THE HARD WAY* F1148
007 6384-1 (YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO STOP) THAT LOWDOWN RUNNIN’ AROUND Capitol F1219/Barnyard LP-5208, Castle LP-8211 Bear Family BCD-16194
*initial pressing of F1148 issued as by Jene O‘ Quin
Late Summer 1950 [The Smiley Burnette Show-Radio Station KWTO] Springfield, MO – Gene O‘ Quin (Gene O‘ Quin [vcl/gt] + Smiley Burnette’s Whippoorwill’s: Roy Lanham [ld gt], Gene Mobeck [rh gt], Douglas “Doug” Dalton [mand], Dusty Rhodes [bass])
00701 THE HARD WAY Castle LP-8108 Rollercoaster RCCD-3049 Dragon Street DCD-70102
2 November 1950 [no. 1965, 15:30-19:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA – Gene O‘ Quin (Gene O‘ Quin [vcl], Merle Robert Travis [ld gt], Eddie Kirk [rh gt], Speedy West [steel], Cliffie Stone [bass] Harold Hensley [fiddle], Billy Liebert [pno]. Producer: Lee Gllette)
008 6801-5 I GET THE BLUES Capitol F1346/Castle LP-8108 Charly CR-30255 BCD-16194, Cactus CAPCD-4
009 6802-6 DEVIL ON MY SHOULDER (AND AN ANGEL IN MY ARMS) Capitol F1315/Castle LP-8108 BCD-16194
010 6803-4 YOU’RE SMILING AT ANOTHER F1315/LP-8108 BCD-16194
011 6804-6 BUTANE BLUES F1346/LP-8108, Charly CR-30255
CHARLY CR-30255 TOO HOT TO HANDLE (UK,1986); CACTUS CAPCD-4 CAPITOL HILLBILLY, Vol.4
2 February 1951 [no. 2046, 14:30-17:30] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA – Gene O‘ Quin (Gene O‘ Quin [vcl], Eddie Kirk [ld gt], Speedy West [steel], Cliffie Stone [bass], Harold Hensley [fiddle], Billy Liebert [piano]. Producer: Kenneth F. “Ken” Nelson)
012 7066-3 IT’S NO USE TALKIN’ BABY F1821/Castle LP-8108, Bug/Capitol CI-91346
013 7067-2 YOU PLAYED AROUND WITH MY HEART F1433/Barnyard LP-5208 Castle LP-8211 BCD-16194
014 7068-7 TRIFLIN’ WOMAN (YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO SETTLE DOWN) F1708
015 7069-8 HEADS YOU WIN (TAILS I LOSE) F1433/Barnyard LP-5208 LP-8211 BCD-16194
BUG/CAPITOL CI-91346 HILLBILLY MUSIC…THANK GOD, Vol.1 (1990)
8 March 1951 [no. 2074, 20:00-23:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA – Gene O‘ Quin (Gene O‘ Quin [vcl], Eddie Kirk [ld gt], Speedy West [steel], Cliffie Stone [bass], Muddy C. Berry [drums], Harold Hensley [fiddle], Billy Liebert [piano]. Producer: Ken Nelson)
016 7192-1 I’M LONESOME FOR YOU F1821/Castle LP-8108
017 7193-6 LET ME CHANGE YOUR NAME F1943/Castle LP-8108 Bear Family BCD-16194 Cactus CAPCD-3
018 7194-7 NO PARKING HERE Capitol F1508/Barnyard LP-5208 Castle LP-8211 BCD-16194, Cactus CAPCD-2
019 7195-6 BOOGIE WOOGIE FEVER F1508/Barnyard LP-5208 Castle LP-8211 Charly CR-30215 BCD-16194 Disky DC-885772
CHARLY CR-30215 BOOGIE WOOGIE FEVER (UK, May 1982); CACTUS CAPCD-2 CAPITOL HILLBILLY, Vol.2; DISKY DC-885772 A CAPITOL ROCKABILLY PARTY, Part.3
11 June 1951 [no. 2109, 14:30-18:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA – Gene O‘ Quin (Gene O‘ Quin [vcl], Eddie Kirk [gt], William “Billy” Strange [gt], Speedy West [steel], Cliffie Stone [bass], Muddy Berry [drums], Harold Hensley [fiddle], Billy Liebert [piano]. Producer: Ken Nelson)
020 7647-16 I’M GONNA TAKE MY BABY DANCING F2344/BC-16194 Cactus CAPCD-2
021 7648-7 TEXAS BOOGIE F1708/EC-50062 Charly CR-30215 BCD-16194 Disky DC-885712
022 7649-5 YOU BETTER CHANGE YOUR WAYS F2050/Castle LP-8108
023 7650 I’M GONNA FIND ANOTHER SWEETHEART F1943/LP-8108
? EC-50062 WANTED; DISKY DC-885712 A CAPITOL ROCKABILLY PARTY, Part.2
30 January 1952 [no. 2514, 14:30-17:30] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA – Gene O‘ Quin (Gene O‘ Quin [vcl], Jimmy Bryant [ld gt], Billy Strange [gt], Speedy West [steel], Cliffie Stone ]bass], Muddy Berry [drums], Harold Hensley [fiddle], Billy Liebert [piano]. Producer: Ken Nelson)
024 9676-8 COME AROUND TO ME F2050/Castle LP-8108 Bear Family BCD-16194
025 9677-5 I’LL NEVER BE THE SAME F2075/LP-8108
026 9678-7 YOU’RE GONNA BE SORRY F2210/LP-8108 El Toro ETCD CH-102
027 9679-10 MOBILIN’ BABY OF MINE F2075/LP-8108 BCD-16194 Cactus CAPCD-1
EL TORO ETCD CH-102 COLLECTOR’S CHOICE-CAMPUS BOOGIE; CACTUS CAPCD-1 CAPITOL HILLBILLY, Vol.1.
21 June 1952 [no. 2762, 14:30-17:30] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA – Gene O‘ Quin (Gene O‘ Quin [vcl], Jimmy Bryant [ld gt], Billy Strange [gt], Speedy West [steel], Paul Toenniges [bass], Muddy Berry [drums], Harold Hensley [fiddle], Leslie “Les” Taylor [piano]. Producer: Ken Nelson0
028 10337 I’M GETTIN’ RID OF YOU F2843/Barnyard LP-5203 Castle LP-8211 Charly CR-30256
029 10338-9 I DON’T WANT YOUR KISS’ES (IF I CAN’T HAVE YOUR HEART) F2490/LP-5203 LP-8211 BCD-16194
030 10339-6 CLOSE YOUR EYES (AND I’LL BE THERE) F2344
031 10423-12 TENNESSEE TALKIN’ DOLL F2210/Castle LP-8108 Charly CR-30255
032 FALLIN’ IN LOVE unissued
CHARLY CR-30256 OAKIE BOOGIE (UK, 1986)
27 January 1953 [no. 2905, 14:30-17:30] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA – Gene O‘ Quin (Gene O‘ Quin [vcl], Jimmy Bryant [ld gt], Billy Strange [gt], Speedy West [steel], Herman “Herman The Hermit” Snyder [bass], ? [drums], Harold Hensley [fiddle-1]. Producer: Ken Nelson)
033 11068-3 TIRED-1 F2843/Barnyard LP-5203 Castle LP-8211 BCD-16194
034 11069-3 I BELIEVE IN LOVIN’ ‘EM F2655/Barnyard LP-5203 LP-8211 Charly CR-30255 BCD-16194 Disky DC-885772
035 11070-4 I’LL STOP LOVING YOU -1 F2490/Barnyard LP-5203 Castle LP-8211 BCD-16194 Cactus CAPCD-5
036 11071-4 I WISH IT WAS ONLY A DREAM -1 F2655/Barnyard LP-5203 Castle LP-8211
CACTUS CAPCD-5 CAPITOL HILLBILLY, Vol.5
27 January 1953 [no. 3278, 19:00-22:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA – Gene O‘ Quin (Gene O‘ Quin [vcl], Quilla Hugh “Porky” Freeman [gt], Billy Strange [gt], Speedy West [steel], Allen Williams [bass], Harold Hensley [fiddle]. Producer: Ken Nelson)
037 12200-5 I SPECIALIZE IN LOVE Capitol F2715/BCD-16194
038 12201-7 TOO HOT TO HANDLE F2715/Charly CR-30255 BCD-16194 Disky DC-885772
039 12202-15 I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT LOVE unissued
040 12203-7 I CAN’T STAND THE THOUGHT OF LOSING YOU Bear Family BCD-16194
24 August 1954 [no. 3511, 15:00-18:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA – Gene O‘ Quin (Gene O‘ Quin [vcl], Walley Nix [gt], Billy Strange [gt], Speedy West [steel], Joyce Wayne “Red” Murrell [bass], Roy Harte [drums], Harold Hensley [fiddle]. Producer: Ken Nelson)
041 12955-16 YOU NAME IT (SHE’S GOT IT) F2935/Barnyard LP-5203 Castle LP-8211 BCD-16194
042 12956-8 IT’S NO WONDER F2935/Barnyard LP-5203 LP-8211 Bear Family BCD16194
043 12957-10 STAND BACK AND LET ME AT THAT GAL Bear Family BCD-16194
044 12958-7 SOMEONE’S GONNA BE LONELY BCD-16194
24 August 1954 [14:00-17:00] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA – Gene O‘ Quin (Gene O‘ Quin [vcl], Jimmy Bryant [ld gt], Harold Rodcay [gt], Billy Strange [gt], Gerald “Jerry” Miller [steel], Allen Williams [bass], Homer Escamilla [drums], Harold Hensley [fiddle], Les Taylor [pno]. Producer: Ken Nelson)
045 CAP 2550/IM 4396 JOE, JOE, JOE Intro 45-6089/LP-5208 LP-8211 BCD 16194
046 CAP 2551/IM 4397 CONVICTED Intro 45-6089/LP-5208 LP-8211 BCD 16194
047 CAP 2552/IM 4398 I SEARCHED THE CROWD Intro 45-6090/BCD 16194
048 CAP 2554/IM 4399 THAT'S MY DESIRE Intro 45-6090/BCD 16194
1964 Dallas, TX – Boots & His Buddies (Boots Borquin [vcl], Gene O’Quin [vcl/gt] + unknown musicians)
049 RK4M-7187 OUT OF MY MIND Vandan VR-7187
050 RK4M-7188 NEXT SUNDAY DARLIN’ IS MY BIRTHDAY VR-7187
1975 Hollywood, CA – Gene O’Quin (unknown musicians. Producer: Cliffie Stone & Steve Stone)
049 I'M GONNA LIVE THE LIVE THEY SING ABOUT (IN ALL THOSE COUNTRY SONGS) Unicorn UR-7502
050 OUR HOUSE IS BURNING DOWN Unicorn UR-7502

ALBUMS
Barnyard [GER] LP-5208 Star Of The Big "D" Jamboree (1950-1954): You Name It (She's Got It); It's No Wonder; Tired: I'm Gettin' Rid Of You; I Don't Want Your Kisses (If I Can't Have Your Heart); I Believe In Lovin'; I Wish It Was Only A Dream; Boogie Woogie Fever; No Parking Here; Convicted; Joe Joe Joe; That Low Down Running Around; Keep A-Talkin' Baby; Heads You Win (Tails I Lose; You Played Around with My Heart - 75 (reissued in 1982 on Castle LP-8211 Country Music Retrospect, vol. 5)
Castle [GER] LP- 8108 The Late Gene O'Quin - A Hillbilly At Heart: Pinball Millionaore; You're Amiling At Another; You're Gonna Be Sorry; Tennessee Talking Doll; Let Me Change Your Name; I'm Gonna Find Another Sweetheart; I'm Lonesome For You; It's No Use Talking Baby (I'm Through); Mobilin´ Baby Of Mine; I'll Never Be The Same; You Better Change Your Ways; Come Around To Me; Butane Blues; I Get The Blues; Devil On My Shoulder; Intro/The Hard Way (w.Whippoorwills of the Smiley Burnette Show) - 81
Bear Family [GER] BCD-16194 Boogie Woogie Fever: Boogie Woogie Fever; The Pinball Millionaire; Mobilin´ Baby Of Mine; You Name It (She's Got It); Devil On My Shoulder; Too Hot To Handle; I Believe In Lovin´; Someone's Gonna Be Lonely; Texas Boogie; Heads You Win (Tails I Lose); Keep A-Talkin´ Baby; I'm Gonna Take My Baby Dancing; That's My Desire; I Specialize In Love; No Parking Here; I'll Stop Loving You; It's No Wonder; Come Around To Me; Tired; I Get The Blues; I Don't Know Anything About Love; Let Me Change Your Name; Convicted; You Played Around With My Heart; Stand Back And Let Me At That Gal; That Low Down Running Around; I Can't Stand The Thought Of Losing You; Joe; Joe; Joe; You're Smiling At Another; I Searched The Crowd - 14-03-00

SINGLES
Talent (1948-49)
708 Next Sunday Darling is My Birthday / Poor Little Joe – ca. 48 as by Boots & His Buddies
741 Pennies For Papa / Blues Come Around – 49 (adv. September 4)
Capitol (1950-54)
F1148 The Pinball Millionaire / The Hard Way – 08-50
F1219 Keep-A-Talkin' Baby / (You’re Gonna Have To Stop) That Lowdown Runnin’ Around – 09-50
F1315 Devil On My Shoulder (And An Angel In My Mind) / You're Smiling At Another – 12-50
F1346 I Get The Blues / Butane Blues – ca. 08-01-51
F1433 You Played Around With My Heart / Heads You Win (Tails I Lose) – 03-51
F1508 Boogie Woogie Fever / No Parking Here – 05-51
F1708 Texas Boogie / Triflin' Woman (You’re Gonna Have To Settle Down) – 15-08-51
F1821 It's No Use Talkin' Baby (I'm Through) / I'm Lonesome For You – 10-51
F1943 Let Me Change Your Name / I'm Gonna Find Another Sweetheart – 01-52
F2050 You Better Change Your Ways / Come Around To Me – 04-52
F2075 I'll Never Be The Same / Mobilin' Baby If Mine – 05-52
F2210 Tennessee Talkin' Doll / You're Gonna Be Sorry – 11-09-52
F2344 Close Your Eyes (And I'll Be There) / I'm Gonna Take My Baby Dancing – 01-53
F2490 I Don't Want Your Kisses (If I Can’t Have Your Heart) / I'll Stop Loving You – 06-53
F2655 I Believe In Lovin' / I Wish It Was Only A Dream – 16-11-53
F2715 I Specialize In Love / Too Hot To Handle – 01-02-54
F2843 Tired / I'm Getting Rid Of You – 06-54
F2935 You Name It (She's Got It) / It's No Wonder – 10-54
Intro (1955)
6089 Convicted / Joe, Joe, Joe – 11-55
6090 I Searched The Crowd / That's My Desire – 11-55
Vandan (1964)
7187 Next Sunday Darling Is My Birthday / Out of My Mind - 64 "Boots" and His Buddies
Unicorn (ca 1975)
UR-7502 I'm Gonna Live The Live They Sing About (In All Those Country Songs) / Our House Is Burning Down – ca 75

1 comment:

  1. Wow!
    I'm absolutely speechless .
    Really !
    I'll be down right damned !
    What a pioneer !
    What Singer !
    What a Song Writer
    What a Poet !
    What a Story Teller !
    What a Musician !
    What a Man !
    After almost 51 years on this planet , and being completely captivated by Music , and having the dream , and even the obcession of being a guitar player , first and foremost , a singer , and a Song Writer , being the frontman of a band , performing on a stage , any stage , I didn't give a shit about what stage , whos stage , where it was , how big , or how many people would be out in front of it , I just wanted to be on it . As far back as 3 and 4 years old I can remember , and have been told by older relatives that even at that young age I was seen with the vacuum cleaner cord in my hands , with the end up to my mouth like a microphone , standing in front of a mirror pretending to be Paul McCartney , John Lennon , Elvis , etc. etc.
    My love , and obcession with Music , Rock n Roll Music , Rockabilly Music , the Guitar , was not only a desire and an obcession to learn to play , and sing , and perform , but an obcession , and deep curiosity to learn , to know , and to have inside of me , what those great guitar players , and singers , my heroes , my idols , had inside of them , inside their souls , and inside their hearts , that made them so great , and to me , as just a little 4 , 5 , & 6 year old boy , made them immortal , Gods if you will . My obcession with Music has gone far beyond just learning how to play , or just learning to play the tune , I wanted to know why , I wanted to know the person , those Guitar Gods , those singers , I wanted to know why they were , how they were , and who they were . I've spent a good 45 of the 51 years that I've been on this earth Studying Music , and the people that make it .
    I'm embarrassed , and ashamed to admit that I , a self proclaimed Rock n Roll historian , had never heard of this great Man , this great Musician , Singer , and Song Writer , this Legend GENE O'QUIN , until this past Sunday afternoon when I was at the house of a good friend , sitting having a smoke , when this good friend , and fellow Musician , out of the blue , and as humble as he always is , asked me , " Matt , you ever heard of GENE O'QUIN ? " ,
    I replied , No Butch , I don't think I ever have ... who's GENE O'QUIN ?
    Butch replied ... " Well he's my DAD ! "
    For the next couple of hours at my good friend Butch O'quin's house GENE O'QUIN'S oldest Son school'd me on his "Rock Star " legend and a California pioneer of " Rockabilly " DAD !

    Mother Goll Damned Fucker !!
    If I don't get shrunk down to size again , from bein' the big bad guitar slinger that I let myself think I am sometimes !
    And by who ?
    A quite humble man , a good friend , a Man that always puts himself out there to help his friends , a Man that has probably sacrificed , and given more , than what he's managed to keep , by doing exactly that ...... just being a friend , a Man of his word , the Oldest Son of a Rockabilly Pioneer ,
    GENE O'QUIN ........his SON , and my FRIEND
    BUTCH O'QUIN .

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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.