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Monday, October 4, 2010

Billy Vest

By Tony Russell (Country Discography 1921-1942), Praguefrank

16 April 1930 Atlanta, GA – Billy Vest (The Strolling Yodler) (Billy Vest [vcl/gt])
19 September 1930 Columbia Recording Studio, 1819 Broadway, New York City – Billy Vest (The Strolling Yodler) (Billy Vest [vcl/gt])
003 W150287-2 YODELING HOBO 15602-D
004 W150288-3 A MESSAGE FROM HOME 15602-D
17 April 1931 New York City – Billy Vest (The Strolling Yodler) (Billy Vest [vcl/gt])
005 W151521-2 BILLIE'S BLUE YODEL 15692-D
006 W151522-2 SHE DIED LIKE A ROSE 15692-D
007 W151523 THE CLUB HELD A MEETING unissued
008 W151524 LITTLE GIRL‘S PLEA unissued
009 W151525 A CROWN OF SOFT BROWN HAIR unissued
010 W151526 OH! SIR I WAS ONLY FLIRTING unissued
10 June 1931 Gennett Recording Studio, Starr Piano Company Building, Whitewater Gorge Park, Richmond, IN – Billy Vest (Billy Vest [vcl/gt], Kyle Roop [gt], Aubry Smith [fiddle])
011 17813 WEEPING WILLOW TREE Gennett unissued trial recording
11 April 1933 New York City – Billy Vest (Billy Vest [vcl/gt])
012 13224-1 THE BIG CITY JAIL Banner 32762 Melotone 12691 Perfect 12911 Oriole 8231 Romeo 5231 Conqueror 8235
013 13225 WHEN ITS HONEYSUCKLE TIME unissued
014 13226-1 THE LAST GOODBYE Conqueror CQ8236
015 13227 DARK EYES PLEA unissued
016 13228-2 FRANKIE AND JOHNNY NO.2 Banner 32762 Melotone 12691 Perfect 12911 Oriole 8231 Romeo 5231 Conqueror 8235
017 13229-1 THE TRAMP'S LAST RIDE Vocalion 5494 Conqueror 8236
26 August 1935 New York City – Bob Vest with Billy Vest (Billy West [vcl/gt], Bob West [duet vcl-1/gt])
018 18007-1 THERE'S ROOM IN MY ALBUM FOR YOUR PICTURE -1 Conqueror 8574 ARC labels 5-12-54
019 18008-1 DEAR OLD TEXAS Conqueror 8574 ARC labels 5-12-54
020 18009 COWBOY PRISONER unissued
021 18010 ELECTRIC CHAIR BLUES unissued

Columbia (1930)
15602-D Yodeling Hobo / A Message From Home - 30
15669-D She'll Never Find Another Daddy Like Me / I Loved You Better Than You Knew - 31
15692-D Billie's Blue Yodel / She Died Like A Rose - 31
32762/12691/12911/8231/5231 The Big City Jail / Frankie And Johnny No.2 - 33
5-12-54 There's Room In My Album For Your Picture / Dear Old Texas - 12-35
8235 The Big City Jail / Frankie And Johnny No.2
8236 The Tramp's Last Ride / The Last Goodbye
8574 There's Room In My Album For Your Picture / Dear Old Texas
5494 The Tramp's Last Ride / [Jack Harper]

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