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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Merl Lindsay



Merle Lindsay Salathiel,*1916 Oklahoma City, OK, +12-10-1965

3rd version
Michel Ruppli, Holger Josefsen, Praguefrank, Steve Hathaway, Carl LaFong, Henk Scholts, Mario Manciotti, Kevin Coffey, Steve Hathaway
SESSIONS



4 February 1946 All Star Artists Bureau, Hollywood, CA – Merl Lindsay and Oklahoma Night Riders (Merl Lindsay [leader/vcl], Randolph "Freddie" Loveland [ld gt], Louvenie Loveland [gt], Orville Lloyd [steel], Francis P.J ames [bass], B.Terrell [drums], Calvin Leon "Rudy" Martin [clarinet/sax], Jimmy Pruett [piano], Robert James "Bobby" Ray [fiddle], Joe Wallace [fiddle])
001 V 305 ME SHIMMY SHAKIN‘ DADDY 4-Star 1064
002 V 306 ME GOTTA LITTLE RED WAGON 1065/Krazy Kat KKCD-34
003 V 307 ME PLEASE, DON‘T TURN YOUR BACK ON ME 1064
004 V 308 ME DON‘T BREAK YOUR HEART FOR MY SAKE 1065
17 June 1946 Associated Studio, Pasadena, CA – Merl Lindsay and His Oklahoma Night Riders (Merl Lindsay [vcl], Kenneth O. Van Fleet [vcl], Louvenie Pearl "Lou" Loveland [gt], Fredrick Randolph "Freddie" Loveland [gt], Orville Delano "Buck" Lloyd [steel], John Melvin Mountjoy [drums], Raymond Irvin Hill [fiddle], Marvin Louis Stone [fiddle], Paul Stambaugh [piano], Calvin Leon "Rudy" Martin [clarinet/sax])
005 414 AS WATER BABY BLUES 1117/Krazy Kat KKCD-33 KKCD-27
006 415 AS WE’VE SAID GOODBYE 1118
007 416 AS COTTON SACK DRAG 1118
008 417 AS MAMMY‘S LULLABY 1117
KRAZY KAT KKCD-27 SWINGING WEST, vol. 2 (UK, 2001)
1947 Oklahoma City, OK - Merl Lindsay and Oklahoma Night Riders (Merl Lindsay [leader/vcl], Fred Loveland [el gt], Louvenie Loveland [gt], Gerald 'Buster' Magness [steel], Joe ? [bass], Harlan 'Skeeter' Pendergraft [drums], Ted Haff [fiddle], Mike Hugo [piano], Bobby Grove [trumpet])
009 WHEN YOU COME HOME AGAIN Bullet 643
010 IT'S BEEN TOO LATE TOO LONG Bullet 643
011 WHAT'S TO BECOME OF ME Bullet 644/T-Bird 16
012 YOU LAUGHED AT MY TEARS Bullet 644
T-BIRD 16 EARLY COUNTRY AND WESTERN: FROM BULLET RECORDS, NASHVILLE (2010)
1947 Oklahoma City, OK - Merl Lindsay and Oklahoma Night Riders (Merl Lindsay [leader/vcl], Benny Garcia or Jimmy Solis [el gt], Gerald 'Buster' Magness [steel], Homer Bean [bass], Sonny Rogers [drums], Ted Haff [vcl/fiddle], Clarence Bailey [fiddle], Mike Hugo [piano], Rudy Martin [tenor sax/clarinet], Bobby Grove [trumpet])
013 OLD TIMEY CHRISTMAS Bullet 647
014 SAFETY PIN RAG Bullet 647
ca 1947 Oklahoma City, OK - Merl Lindsay and Oklahoma Night Riders (Merl Lindsay[leader/vcl], Benny Garcia or Jimmy Solis [el gt], Gerald 'Buster' Magness [steel], Homer Bean [bass], Sonny Rogers [drums], Ted Haff, [vcl/fiddle], Clarence Bailey [fiddle], Mike Hugo [piano], Rudy Martin [tenor sax/clarinet], Bobby Grove [trumpet]
015 SPANISH POLKA unissued
1947 Oklahoma City, OK - Merl Lindsay and Oklahoma Night Riders (Merl Lindsay[leader/vcl], Benny Garcia or Jimmy Solis [el gt], Gerald 'Buster' Magness [steel], Homer Bean [bass], Sonny Rogers [drums], Ted Haff, [vcl/fiddle], Clarence Bailey [fiddle], Mike Hugo [piano], Rudy Martin [tenor sax/clarinet], Bobby Grove [trumpet]
016 A PLAIN TALKIN' MAN FROM THE WEST Bullet 658/T-Bird 16
017 YOUR TROUBLES ARE MY TROUBLES TOO Bullet 658/ Krazy Kat KKCD-33
ca December 1947 Oklahoma City, OK – Merl Lindsay and Oklahoma Night Riders (Merl Lindsay [leader/vcl-1], Jimmy Solis [gt], Gerald 'Buster' Magness [steel], Homer Bean [bass], Sonny Rogers [drums], Ted Haff [fiddle/vcl-2], Clarence Bailey [fiddle], Mike Hugo [piano], Rudy Martin [tenor sax/clarinet]
018 1869 LONESOME OKIE GOING HOME -1 4-Star 1255
019 1870 DON'T SAY GOODBYE -2 1255
020 1871 BABY BUGGY BOOGIE 1256
021 1872 YOU CAN BE TRUE, DEAR 1256
ca 1949 [transcriptions] Oklahoma City, OK - Merl Lindsay and Oklahoma Night Riders (Merl Lindsay [leader], Kenny Smith [el gt/vcl-2], poss. Doyle Salathiel [el gt], Tommy Elliott [steel], Homer Bean [bass], Sonny Rogers [drums], Ted Haff [fiddle/vcl-1], Clarence Bailey [fiddle], Mike Hugo [piano], Rudy Martin [tenor sax/clarinet], Bobby Lee [trumpet])
02101 WATER BABY BLUES unissued
02102 STEEL GUITAR RAG
02103 SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY-2
02104 LONESOME HEARTED BLUES-1
02105 ONE SWEET LETTER FROM YOU-1
02106 LINDSAY WALTZ
02107 YOUR HEART IS BREAKING TOO
The above transcription recordings were likely recorded at different times and not all of the above musicians may be present on each track
ca 1949 unknown - Merl Lindsay and Oklahoma Night Riders
022 RENDEZVOUS WITH A ROSE Skyline M-73
023 IS IT TRUE Skyline M-73
early 1950 WKY Radio Station, Oklahoma City, OK - Merl Lindsay and Oklahoma Night Riders (Merl Lindsay [leader], Kenny Smith [el gt/vcl*], poss. Don Tolle [el gt], Gene Crownover [steel], Homer Bean [bass], Sonny Rogers [drums], Ted Haff [fiddle], Clarence Bailey [fiddle], Mike Hugo [piano], Rudy Martin [tenor sax/clarinet], Neal Smith [trumpet])
024 M 64 SLIDIN' STEEL Cormac 1093
025 M 65 BLUE MARY* Cormac 1093
026 M 66 IS IT TOO LATE TO SAY I’M SORRY Cormac 1094
027 M 67 STEALING SUGAR Cormac 1094
early 1950 WKY Radio Station, Oklahoma City, OK - Merl Lindsay and Oklahoma Night Riders (Merl Lindsay [leader], Fred Byerly [el gt], Don Tolle [el gt], Tommy Elliott [steel/vcl-4], Homer Bean or Earl Grove [bass], Sonny Rogers [drums], Ted Haff [fiddle/vcl-2], Clarence Bailey [fiddle/vcl-1], Mike Hugo [piano], Rudy Martin [tenor sax/clarinet/vcl-3], Neal Smith [trumpet])
028 CALICO HEART Cormac 1140
029 LINDSAY WALTZ Cormac 1140
030 M 222 PINK CHAMPAGNE-1,3,4 Cormac 1141
031 M 223 A LITTLE BIT OLD FASHIONED-2 Cormac 1141
28 July 1950 WKY Radio Station, Oklahoma City, OK - Merl Lindsay and His Oklahoma Night Riders (Merl Lindsay [leader/vcl-1], Fred Byerly [el gt], Don Tolle [el gt], Tommy Elliott [steel], Earl Grove [bass], Sonny Rogers [drums], Ted Haff [fiddle/vcl-2], Clarence Bailey [fiddle], Robert Buddy Ray [fiddle], Mike Hugo [piano], Rudy Martin [tenor sax/clarinet], Neal Smith [trumpet])
032 50-S-6078 MOP RAG BOOGIE -2 MGM K10846/ Krazy Kat KKCD-33
033 50-S-6079 IS IT TOO LATE TO SAY I‘M SORRY? K10795
034 50-S-6080 STEALIN‘ SUGAR K10795
035 50-S-6081 ALL OVER NOTHING AT ALL -1 K10846/Krazy Kat KKCD-33
ca Summer 1950 [radio performance] WKY Radio Station, Oklahoma City, OK - Merl Lindsay and His Oklahoma Night Riders (Merl Lindsay [leader], Fred Byerly [el gt], Don Tolle [el gt], Tommy Elliott [steel], Earl Grove [bass], Sonny Rogers [drums], Ted Haff [fiddle], Clarence Bailey [fiddle/vcl], Robert Buddy Ray [fiddle], Mike Hugo [piano], Rudy Martin [tenor sax/clarinet], Neal Smith [trumpet])
03501 ORANGE COLORED SKY unissued
ca April 1952 WKY Radio Station, Oklahoma City, OK - Merl Lindsay and His Oklahoma Night Riders (Merl Lindsay [leader], Fred Byerly [el gt], Gerald 'Buster' Magness [steel], Glynn Duncan [bass/vcl-3], Sonny Rogers [drums], Ted Haff [fiddle/vcl-1], Jimmy Young [fiddle/vcl-2])
036 YW-7380 EAGER BEAVER -1 Mercury 6417-x45/ Krazy Kat KKCD-33
037 YW-7381 EMPTY MANSIONS -2 6402-x45/ Krazy Kat KKCD-33
038 YW-7382 YOU CROSSED YOUR FINGERS (WHILE I CROSSED MY HEART) -3 6402-x45/ Krazy Kat KKCD-33
039 YW-7383 GRADE „A“ PASTEURIZED BABY -1 6417-x45/Krazy Kat KKCD-33
ca. February 1953 poss. Hollywood, CA – Merle Lindsay and His Oklahoma Night Riders (Merl Lindsay [leader], Fred Byerly or Charlie Straight [gt], Bobby Freeman [steel], Lucky Ward [vcl-1/bass], Joe Rea [drums], Jimmy Young [fiddle], prob. Jimmy Belkin [fiddle], Sonny Rogers [drums], J.B.Barrick [piano], + Lindsay Trio [vcl-2])
040 YW-7454 SINGING WATER BABY BLUES -2 70117-x45/ Krazy Kat KKCD-33
041 YW-7455 COTTON PICKIN‘BOOGIE -1 70117-x45/ Krazy Kat KKCD-33
ca 1954 unknown - Merl Lindsay and Oklahoma Night Riders
042 4705-A TURNER TURNPIKE Staff 322/HBR CD 055
043 4705-B I LIVE FOR YOU Staff 322/ HBR CD 055
044 SPANISH EYES Staff 324
045 DON’T LET ME GO Staff 324
HILLBILLY RESEARCHER HBR CD 055 OKLAHOMA (UK, 2002)
27 June 1956 Music City Recording, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN - Yvonne Devaney aka Vonnie Mack (Merl Lindsay’s Band)
000 CO 56467/OB 1146?/JZSP-38933 PLEASE FORGIVE ME Columbia 4-40809
000 CO 56468/OB 1147?/JZSP-38934 SLOWLY I'M LOSING YOU 4-21541
000 CO 56469/OB 1148?/JZSP-38935 BLUE MOUNTAIN WALTZ Columbia 4-21541
000 CO 56470/OB 1149?/JZSP-38936 I LIVE FOR YOU 4-40809
Summer 1957 unknown – Doyle Madden and Merl Lndsay’s Oklahoma Nightriders
000 SO-259 GONNA LEARN TO ROCK Hu-Se-Co 1-757/ HBR CD 055
000 SO-260 TONIGHTS THE NIGHT FOR LOVE Hu-Se-Co 1-757/ HBR CD 055
ca. October 1958 unknown - Merl Lindsay and Oklahoma Night Riders
046 1060 HOY RAG D 1028/BCD 15832
047 1061 STEALIN' SUGAR D 1028/BCD 15832
BEAR FAMILY BCD 15832 COMPLETE D SINGLES COLLECTION, VOL. 1 (GER)
ca. March 1959 Hollywood, CA – Merl Lindsay and His Oklahoma Night Riders
048 S-1051 BORN TO LOSE Shasta SH-45-117
049 S-1052 unknown title
050 S-1053? PISTOL PACKIN‘ MAMA SH-45-123
051 S-1054 THE SADDEST EYES SH-45-123
052 S-1055 unknown title
053 S-1056 TIGHT SLACKS SH-45-117
1959 unknown - Merl Lindsay and Oklahoma Night Riders
054 MEANWHILE BCD 15833
055 I‘M TIRED OF WRITING LETTERS BCD 15833
BEAR FAMILY BCD 15833 COMPLETE D SINGLES COLLECTION, VOL. 2 (GER)
ca. November 1959 unknown - Merl Lindsay and Oklahoma Night Riders
056 1242 STOLEN KISSES D 1106/ BCD 15833
057 1243 IS IT TOO LATE D 1106/ BCD 15833
Early 1960 unknown - Merl Lindsay and Oklahoma Night Riders
058 DJ'S HOP D EP?/BCD-15834
059 WATERBABY RIDE D EP?/BCD-15834
060 TURNPIKE CRUISE D EP?/BCD-15834
061 MEANTIME D EP?/BCD-15834
BEAR FAMILY BCD 15834 COMPLETE D SINGLES COLLECTION, VOL. 3 (GER)
ca. November 1960 unknown - Merl Lindsay and Oklahoma Night Riders (Merl Lindsay [leader], Joe Settlemiere [gt], Gene Jones [steel], Shawna Lawrence [bass], Dean Abbott [drums], Wesley Reynolds [fiddle], Butch Onstott [piano], Vern Edwards [trumpet], Howard Walker [sax])
062 1402 PICKS AND BOWS D 1161/BCD-15835
063 1403 LET'S GO DANCING D 1161/ BCD-15835
064 1440 HEY HEY LITTLE BOY BLUE D 1164/Ace CH 191 BCD-15835
065 1441 ROCKIN' WATER BABY D 1164/ BCD-15835
Ace CH 191 ROCKABILLY SHAKEOUT (UK); BEAR FAMILY BCD 15835 COMPLETE D SINGLES COLLECTION, VOL. 4 (GER)
ca. December 1961 unknown - Merl Lindsay and Oklahoma Night Riders
066 1568 TIED TO THE BOTTLE D 1231/BCD-15836 [alt.] BCD-15836
067 1569 SHE'S THE ONE FOR ME D 1231/BCD-15836
BEAR FAMILY BCD 15836 COMPLETE D SINGLES COLLECTION, VOL. 5 (GER)
1970s unknown  - Merl Lindsay
068 CALIFORNIO Sooner 724S-500
069 TARANTULA Sooner 724S-500


ALBUMS
Krazy Kat [UK] KKCD 33 Merl Lindsay and his Oklahoma Nite Riders: 1946—1952:
Water Baby Blues; Gotta Little Red Wagon; All Over Nothing; Pink Champagne; Safety Pin Rag;. Cotton Pickin' Boogie; Don't Say Goodbye; Lonesome Hearted Blues; You Crossed Your Fingers (While I Crossed My Heart); Steel Guitar Rag; Your Heart Is Breaking Too;. Grade 'A' Pasturized Baby; Your Troubles Are My Troubles; Spanish Polka; Mop Rag Boogie; Sentimental Journey; Eager Beaver; Blue Mary; I'm a Plain Talkin' Man from the West; Little Bit Old Fashioned; Slidin' Steel; Lonesome Okie Goin' Home; One Sweet Letter from You; What's to Become of Me; Empty Mansions; Orange Colored Sky; Lindsay Waltz; Singing Water Baby Blues – 22-03-05


BACM [UK] CD D 541 Merl Lindsay And His Oklahoma Night Riders, vol. 1:
Water Baby Blues; Blues Stay Away From Me;  The Hucklebuck;  Worried Mind;  Tennessee Saturday Night; Twin Guitar Special;  Ida Red;  Slow Poke;  Silver Lake Blues; Sleepy Eyed John; Woodchoppers Ball; Cry Cry Darlin; It Had To Be You; Brown Boy Blues; Cinammon Sinner; I'll Go On Alone; In The Mood;  Marie; Meanwhile; Hard Hearted Woman; Its Better To Leave Well Enough Alone; Steel Guitar Rag; Chiggero; Johnston Rag; Cotton Pickin Boogie; Little Brown Jug; She's The One For Me; Under The Double Eagle – 10-16

 



SINGLES


1064 Shimmy Shakin' Daddy / Please, Don't Turn Your Back On Me - 46
1065 Gotta Little Red Wagon / Don't Break Your Heart For My Sake - 46
1117 Water Baby Blues / Mammy's Lullaby – 06-46
1118 We've Said Goodbye / Cotton Sack Drag - 06-46
1255 Lonesome Okie Going Home / Don't Say Goodbye – 07-48
1256 You Can Be True, Dear / Baby Buggy Boogie – 07-48
Bullet (1947)
643 When You Come Home Again / It's Been Too Late Too Long - 47
644 What's To Become Of Me / You Laughed At My Tears - 47
647 Old Timey Christmas / Safety Pin Rag Bullet – 11-47 (rev. June 19, 1948)
658 A Plain Talkin' Man From The West / Your Troubles Are My Troubles Too – 08-48 (rev. October 16, 1948)
Skyline (ca 1949)
M-73 Rendezvous With A Rose / Is It True – ca 49
Cormack (1950)
CRS-1093 Slidin‘ Steel / Blue Mary – 50 (rev. April 22, 1950)
CRS-1094 Is It Too Late To Say I’m Sorry / Staling Sugar - 50
CRS-1140 Calico Heart / Lindsay Waltz - 50
CRS-1141 Pink Champagne / A Little Bit Old Fashioned – 50
MGM (1950)
K10795 Is It Too Late To Say I'm Sorry? / Stealin' Sugar – 09-50
K10846 Mop Rag Boogie / All Over Nothing At All – 12-50
Mercury (1952-53)
6402x45 Empty Mansions / You Crossed Your Fingers (While I Crossed My Heart) – 06-52
6417x45 Grade „A“ Pasteurized / Eager Beaver – 08-52
70117-x45 Singing Water Baby Blues / Cotton Pickin' Boogie – 03-53
Staff (ca 1954)
322 Turner Turnpike / I Live For You – ca 51
324 Spanish Eyes / Don’t Let Me Go – ca 51
Hu-Se-Co (1957) Doyle Madden and Merl Lindsay’s Oklahoma Nightriders
1-757 Gonna Learn To Rock / Tonights The Night For Love – 09-57
D (1958)
1028 Stealin' Sugar / Hoy Rag - 11-58
Shasta (1959)
SH-45-117 Born To Lose / Tight Slacks – ca 06-59
SH-45-123 Pistol Packin' Mama / The Saddest Eyes – ca 10-59
D (1960-62)
1106 Stolen Kisses / Is It Too Late – 12-59
1161 Picks And Bows / Let's Go Dancing - 60
1164 Hey Hey Little Boy / Rockin' Water Baby - 12-60
1231 Tied To The Bottle / She's The One For Me – 02-62
(EP)
? DJ’s Hop; Water Baby Ride / Turnpike Cruise; Mean Time - 60
Sooner
724S-500 Californio / Tarantula – 7-
 

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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
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