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Friday, December 24, 2010

Blankenship Brothers

by Dick Grant with acknowledgements to Al Turner, Phil Tricker, Dave Sax, Johan Lofstedt, Udo Frank, Shane Hughes, Marc Coulavin & Terry Gordon
SESSIONS

1959 Indianopolis, IN – The Blankenship Brothers (Floyd Blankenship [vcl/rh gt], Dennis Blankenship [vcl/rh gt], Ray Miller [ld gt], Ray Smith [bass], Russell Spears [drums])
001 THE TEARS I CRIED FOR YOU Bluegrass 45-773
002 MARY 45-773
1959 Indianopolis, IN – The Blankenship Brothers with The Sundown Playboys (Floyd Blankenship [vcl/rh gt], Dennis Blankenship [vcl/rh gt], Ray Miller [ld gt], Ray Smith [bass], Russell Spears [drums])
003 TOO LATE Bluegrass 45-816/Buffalo Bop Bb-2069
004 LONESOME OLD JAIL 45-816
1960 Indianopolis, IN – The Blankenship Brothers (Floyd Blankenship [vcl/rh gt], Dennis Blankenship [vcl/rh gt], Ray Miller [ld gt], Ray Smith [bass], Russell Spears [drums])
005 THE STORY (THE WORLD WILL NEVER KNOW) Bluegrass 45-870
006 YOU WENT AND BROKE MY HEART 45-870
1960 Indianopolis, IN – The Blankenship Brothers (Floyd Blankenship [vcl/rh gt], Dennis Blankenship [vcl/rh gt], Ray Miller [ld gt], Ray Smith [bass], Russell Spears [drums])
007 SKY-45-15 EASY TO LOVE-HARD TO FORGET Skyline 45-105/Blue Sky LP-100
008 SKY-45-16 DON’T TELL ME YOU’RE SORRY 45-105/LP-100
009 SKY-45-17 I GOT JUST ONE HEART Skyline 45-106/LP-100, Bark Log LP-4 Bark Log BLCD-101 Bark Log CD 4-5
010 SKY-45-18 THAT’S WHY I’M BLUE Skyline 45-106 Dee Jay Jamboree 45-120/Blue Sky LP-100 Lenox LP-101 Flesh Den CD-6903 Buffalo BbCD-55064
011 SKY-45-19 WAITING FOR A TRAIN Skyline 45-107/Blue Sky LP-100 Bark Log LP-1Bark Log CD-1 Buffalo Bop BbCD-55064 Bark Log BLCD-101
012 SKY-45-20 HARD UP BLUES Skyline 45-107 Dee Jay Jamboree 45-120/Blue Sky LP-100 Legend LP-1003 Buffalo Bop BbCD-55064 Eagle EA-R-90207
BARK LOG LP-1 COUNTRY HICKS, Vol.1 (UK, 1990); LENOX LP-1003 GRANDADDY’S ROCKIN’ PRIMITIVE ROCKABILLY 1955-1959, Vol.2 (FRA,1993); LENOX LP-101 GRANDADDY’S ROCKIN’ ROCKABILLY & HILLBILLY FROM THE 50s, Vol.5 (FRA, 1995); FLESH DEN CD-6903 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL ORGY, Vol.3 (UK, 1995); BARK LOG CD-1 COUNTRY HICKS (UK, 1995); BUFFALO BOP BbCD-55064 ROCKABILLY PARTY (GER, 1997); BARK LOG LP-4 COUNTRY HICKS, Vol.4 (UK, 1997); BARK LOG BLCD-101 COUNTRY HICKS, Vol.1 (UK); BARK LOG CD 4-5 COUNTRY HICKS, Vol.4-5 (UK); EAGLE EA-R-90207 COOL OFF BABY (GER, 2003)

ALBUMS
Blue Sky LP-100 Blue Grass & Rockabilly Kings From Indiana/Blankenship Bros: That’s Why I’m Blue; I Got Just One Heart; Hard Up Blues; Waiting For A Train; Don't Tell Me Your Sorry; Hard To Forget; Too Late; Lonesome Old Jail; I Cried For You; Mary; You Went And Broke My Heart; The Story (The World Will Never Know) (tracks in sessions list) - 88

SINGLES
Bluegrass (Starday Custom, 1959-60)
45-773 The Tears I Cried For You / Mary – 05-59
45-816 Too Late / Lonesome Old Jail – 11-59
45-870 The Story (The World Will Never Know) / You Went And Broke My Heart – 07-60
Blue Sky (1960)
45-105 Easy To Love-Hard To Forget / Don’t Tell Me You’re Sorry – 08-60
45-106 I Got Just One Heart / That’s Why I’m Blue – 08-60
45-107 Waiting For A Train / Hard Up Blues – 08-60
Dee Jay Jamboree 45-120 Hard Up Blues / That’s Why I’m Blue (released in Germany)

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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.