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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Orville Couch

2nd version
 By Praguefrank, Michel Ruppli, Mario Manciotti, Kent Heineman, Xavier Maire

 ca. June 1957 poss. Gold Star Recording Studio, 5628 Brock St., Houston, TX - Orville Couch
001 2595 I WILL IF YOU WILL Starday 45-326
002 2596 YOU’RE DREAMIN‘ 45-305
003 2597 KING FOR A DAY 45-305
004 2598 FIVE CENT CANDY 45-326
ca. July 1958 poss. Gold Star Recording Studio, 5626 Brock St., Houston, TX - Orville Couch
005 2795 LET IT HAPPEN Dixie 45-2007
006 2796 EASY DOES IT 45- 2008

mid-to-late 1950s Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 W. 7th St., Fort Worth, TX – Orville Couch (Orville Couch [vcl/gt], Paul Blunt [steel], Ray Yates [bass],  Eddie McDuff [fiddle])
007 WAIT'S WHAT BROKE THE WAGON DOWN     Dragon Street 70102
mid-to-late 1950s Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 W. 7th St., Fort Worth, TX – Orville Couch and Eddie McDuff (Orville Couch [vcl/gt], Eddie McDuff [vcl/ld gt], Paul Blunt [piano?] + unknown musicians)
008 BE BOP CRAZY Dragon Street 70102

June 1960 Mercury Sound Studio, New York City – Orville Couch
009 YW-20169 BIG JIM SANDY Mercury 71718
010 YW-20170 DOWNTOWN 71718
1962 unknown – Orville Couch
011 62-2667* HELLO TROUBLE Custom 101 Vee Jay 470*/ Vee Jay VJS 1087 VJS-1204 Audium AUD-CD-8177
012 62-2668* ANYWHERE THERE'S A CROWD - 62 Custom 101 Vee Jay 470*
1963 unknown – Orville Couch
013 63-3211 HEY STRANGER unissued
014 63-3212 DID I MISS YOU Vee Jay 528/ Vee Jay VJS 1087 VJS-1204 Audium AUD- CD-8177
015 63-3255 THE LONESOMES Vee Jay 528/ Vee Jay VJS 1087 VJS-1204 Audium AUD- CD-8177
ca 1964 or sooner unknown – Orville Couch
016 WILD GIRL Action 108
1964 unknown – Orville Couch
018 64-3913 DANCE HER BY ME Vee Jay 589/VJS-1087 VJS-1204 Audium AUD-CD-8177
019 64-3914 STRIKE A MATCH Vee Jay 589/VJS 1087 VJS-1204 Audium AUD-CD-8177
1964 unknown – Orville Couch
020 64-6716 HELLO DOLL Vee Jay 631/VJS-1087
021 64-6717 UNCLE RED Vee Jay 631/ VJS-1204 Audium AUD-CD-8177
022 HELP ME GET MY COTTON IN Vee Jay VJS 1087 VJS-1204 Audium AUD-CD-8177
023 HONKEY TONK MAN Vee Jay VJS 1087 VJS-1204 Audium AUD-CD-8177
024 (SINCE YOUVE) GONE Vee Jay VJS 1087 VJS-1204 Audium AUD-CD-8177
025 HIS AND HERS Vee Jay VJS 1087 VJS-1204 Audium AUD-CD-8177
026 FRAULEIN Vee Jay VJS 1087 Audium AUD-CD-8177
027 COME ON BACK Vee Jay VJS 1087 VJS-1204 Audium AUD-CD-8177
ca 1965 unknown – Orville Couch
028 65-8612 BIG DADDY OF THE BAYOU Vee Jay 693
029 65-8613 GREENVILLE DINER Vee Jay 693/ VJS-1204 Audium AUD-CD-8177
1965 unknown – Orville Couch
030 65-8774 JUKE BOX unissued
031 65-8775 COLOR ME GONE Vee Jay 706
032 65-8776 WHY BABY WHY unissued
033 65-8777 YOU'RE A LITTLE HEARTACHE Vee Jay 706
December 1965 Fred Foster Sound Studio, 319 17th Ave. North, Nashville, TN - Orville Couch (Producer: Fred Foster)
034 D12W-765? DOWN HERE WHERE THE HURT BEGINS Monument 45-915
035 D12W-766 PERMANENT WAVE Monument 45-915
May 1966 Fred Foster Sound Studio, 319 17th Ave. North, Nashville, TN - Orville Couch (Producer: Fred Foster)
036 E5W-855 BEST THINGS IN LIFE 45-949
ca. April 1968 [no 15265] unknown – Orville Couch [purchased masters, registered May 2, 1968]
038 62088 DOUBLE TROUBLE Tower 413
039 62089 JUST ANOTHER STRANGER Tower 413
040 62090 WON’T IT FEEL GOOD Tower 469
041 62091 DON’T LAUGH AT THE HONKY TONKS Tower 469
ca 1969 unknown – Orville Couch
042 GONE Charay C-63 (1) (2)
043 IF YOU REALLY WANT ME TO I'LL GO Charay C-63 )1)
044 PATSY Charay C-63 (2)
Early 1970 unknown – Orville Couch (Producer: Jim Shell)
045 LIKE A MIDNIGHT DREAM Stonegate 2601
046 40 YEARS OF MEMORIES Stonegate 2601
1970 unknown – Orville Couch and Bobbie Jean Carroll
047 WHY BABY WHY 2602
048 HIDE MY SHOES 2602
Mid 1970s poss. Dallas, TX – Orville Couch (Producer: B.L. Bollman)
051 BI-183 CHEAT ON ME NOW Bollman Int. BI-940 5020
052 I'M SORRY WORLD Bollman Int. BI-940
ca 1975 unknown – Orville Couch
056 OVER GEORGIA Renegade R5628
Orville Couch recorded after 1975.Incomplete info in albums list

Vee Jay VJLP/VJS-1087 Hello Trouble: Hello Doll; Help Me Get My Cotton In; Honkey Tonk Man; Dance Her By Me; Strike A Match; Hello Trouble; (Since You've) Gone; His And Hers; Fraulein; Come On Back; The Lonesomes; Did I Miss You – 64
Vee Jay Int. VJS-1204 Honky Tonk Man: Honky Tonk Man; Hello Trouble; Dance Her By Me; Strike A Match; Gone;Uncle Red* ; His And Hers; Come On Back; The Lonesomes; Did I Miss You; Greenville Diner*; Help Me Get My Cotton In. – 77 (*previously unissued on album, (reissued in 2003 on Audium/Koch AUD-CD-8177)
(unknown label info and title) In His Care; Come Walk With Us; Haven't You Heard; Just A Closer Walk With Thee; Waiting At The End Of The Line; Life's Railway To Heaven; Just A Little Bit; Who's Gonna Teach The Children; Pass Me Not; Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies; By 3 Rusty Nails; You Can Hear The Babies Cry – 01 Living Well Ministries: Orville Couch / Kathy La Follette / Barbara Thomas

Starday (1957-58)
45-305 You're Dreaming / King For A Day - 07-57
45-326 Five Cent Candy / I Will If You Will - 11-57
45-2007 Easy Does It / Let It Happen - 08-58 (released on Dixie)
Mercury (1960)
71718x45 Downtown / Big Jim Sandy – 29-10-60
Custom (1962, masters leased to Vee Jay)
101 Hello Trouble / Anywhere There's A Crowd - 62 (reissued on Vee Jay 470)
Vee Jay (1963-65)
528 Did I Miss You / Lonesomes - 08-63
589 Dance Her By Me / Strike A Match - 64
631 Uncle Red / Hello Dolly - 64
693 Greenville Diner / Big Daddy Of The Bayou - 65
706 Color Me Gone / You're A Little Heartache – 65
Action (ca.1964)
108 Wild Girl / A Midnight Rendezvous – 07-64
Monument (1965-66)
45-915 Permanent Wave / Down Here Where The Hurt Begins - 12-65
45-949 Best Things In Life / Farmington New Mexico - 06-66
Tower (1968-69)
413 Double Trouble / Just Another Stranger - 68
469 Don't Laugh At The Honky Tonks / Won't It Feel Good - 69
Charay (ca 1969)
C-63 Gone / If You Really Want Me To I'll Go
C-63 - Patsy / Gone
Stonegate (1970)
2601 Like A Midnight Dream / 40 Years Of Memories – 02-70
2602 Why Baby Why / Hide My Shoes - 70? w. Bobbie Jean Carroll
2604 I Ain't Through With You Yet / More Than Human Tongues Can Say - 70? w. Bobbie Jean Carroll
Bollman International (mid 1970s) [label was founded in 1972]
BI-940 Cheat On Me Now / I'm Sorry World
BI-941 Paycheck Weekend /I Like Here There
5020 Cheat On Me Now / Paycheck Weekend
Renegade (ca 1975)
R5628 Losin' My Baby To A Honky Tonk / Over Georgia – 75?

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