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Friday, December 3, 2010

Fields Ward

By Tony Russell (Country Music Discography, 1921-1942), Praguefrank
26 September 1927 Winston-Salem, NC- Crockett Ward & His Boys (Crockett Ward [fiddle], Fields Ward [vcl/gt], Sampson Ward [banjo], Vernon Ward [autoharp])
001 81615 SAD AND LONELY unissued
002 81616-A SUGAR HILL Okeh 45179
003 81617-A DEADHEADS AND SUCKERS Okeh 45179
004 81618-B LOVE'S AFFECTIONS OKeh 45304
005 81619-B AIN'T THAT TROUBLE IN MIND? OKeh 45304
006 81620 TRAIN ON THE ISLAND unissued
5 March 1929 Gennett Recording Studio, Starr Piano Company Building, Whitewater Gorge Park, Richmond, IN – Fields Ward, *& Ernest Stoneman (aka Justin Winfield) (Fields Ward [vcl/gt], Ernest Stoneman [vcl/harmonica], Sampson Ward [banjo], Eck Dunford [fiddle])
007 G14861 WAY DOWN IN NORTH CAROLINA unissued/Historical HLP-8001 County 534
008 G14862-A AIN‘T THAT TROUBLE IN MIND unissued/Historical HLP-8001 Old Hat CD-1004
009 G14863 YOU MUST BE A LOVER OF THE LORD unissued/Historical HLP-8001
010 G14864 WATCH AND PRAY unissued/Historical HLP-8001 County 534
011 G14865 GOOD BYE LITTLE BONNIE* unissued/Historical HLP-8001
012 G14866 ALAS MY DARLING* rejected
013 G14867 MY OLD SWEETHEART* rejected
014 G14868 THE PLACE WHERE ELLA SLEEPS* rejected
015 G14869 IN THOSE CRUEL SLAVERY DAY* unissued/Historical HLP-8001
016 G14870 THE SWEETEST WAY HOME unissued/Historical HLP-8001
7 March 1929 Gennett Recording Studio, Starr Piano Company Building, Whitewater Gorge Park, Richmond, IN – Fields Ward, *& Ernest Stoneman (aka Justin Winfield) (Fields Ward [vcl/gt], Ernest Stoneman [vcl/harmonica], Sampson Ward [banjo], Eck Dunford [fiddle])
017 G14876 MY ONLY SWEETHEART unissued/Historical HLP-8001 County 534
018 G14877 TIE UP THOSE OLD BROKEN CHORDS * unissued/Historical HLP-8001
019 G14878 THE LOVEBIRDS ARE RETURNING* unissued/Historical HLP-8001
020 G14879 NO ONE LOVES YOU AS I DO unissued/Historical HLP-8001
021 G14880 I DON‘T SEE WHY I LOVE HER rejected
1968 Galax, VA – Fields & Wade Ward (Fields Ward [vcl/gt], Wade Ward [banjo/talk] + unknown musicians)
022 RILEY AND SPENCER Biograph RC-6002
023 WINKIN' EYE Biograph RC-6002
024 LITTLE BIRDIE Biograph RC-6002
025 ONE EYED SAM Biograph RC-6002
026 SWEET WILLIAM Biograph RC-6002
027 HOBO JOHN Biograph RC-6002
028 THE ALLEN CLAN Biograph RC-6002
029 COLD ICY FLOOR Biograph RC-6002
030 CRUEL SLAVERY DAYS Biograph RC-6002
031 ROUND TOWN GIRLS Biograph RC-6002
032 JOHN HARY Biograph RC-6002
033 DON'T LET YOUR DEAL GO DOWN Biograph RC-6002
034 WADE'S FOX CHASE Biograph RC-6002
1973 Bel-Air, MA – Fields Ward (Fields Ward [vcl/gt] + unknown musicians)
035 PEEKABOO WALTZ Rounder 0036
037 COUNTRY ROAD GANG Rounder 0036
038 COTTON BLOSSOM Rounder 0036
042 MCKINLEY MARCH Rounder 0036
043 SWEET BIRD Rounder 0036
044 PINEY WOODS GIRL Rounder 0036
046 IN THE CONCERT GARDEN Rounder 0036
047 OLD ZEKE PERKINS Rounder 0036
Fields Ward also recorded for Library of Congress in 1937 and at various locations in Virginia from 1962 to 1969

Historical HLP-8001 Early Country Music. Vol. I: Way Down In North Carolina; Ain't That Trouble In Mind; The Sweetest Way Home; My Only Sweetheart; Goodbye Little Bonnie; Watch And Pray; The New River Train*; Those Cruel Slavery Days; I Got A Bulldog*; Say Darling Say*; John Hardy*; No One Loves You As I Do*; The Birds Are Returning; Tie Up Those Broken Chords; You Must Be A Lover Of The Lord; I Am Gonna Marry That Pretty Little Girl – ca 66 Fields Ward/*Ernest Stoneman
Biograph RC-6002 Fields And Wade Ward: Riley And Spencer; Winkin' Eye; Little Birdie; One Eyed Sam; Sweet William; Hobo John; The Allen Clan; Cold Icy Floor; Cruel Slavery Days; Round Town Girls; John Hary; Don't Let Your Deal Go Down; Wade's Fox – ca 68
Rounder 0036 Bury Me Not On The Prairie: Peekaboo Waltz; Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie; Country Road Gang; Cotton Blossom; No Low Down Hanging Around; Leaving Dear Old Ireland; The Little Stream Of Whiskey; Mckinley March; Sweet Bird; Piney Woods Girl; The Train That Carried My Girl From Town; In The Concert Garden; Old Zeke Perkins - 84

OKeh (1927) Crockett Ward  His Boys
45179 Sugar Hill / Deadheads And Suckers - 27
45304 Love's Affections / Ain't That Trouble In Mind? – 28

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