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Country and crossover since 1920s and my favorite artists of all genres too...
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Rex Griffin

By Tony Russell (in Country Discography 1921-42), Michel Ruppli & Praguefrank SESSIONS
25 March 1935 Chicago, IL – Rex Griffin (Johnny Mottlow [banjo])
001 C 9867 WHY SHOULD I CARE IF YOU’RE LONELY Decca 5118/ BCD-15911
002 C 9868 BLUE EYES LULLABY 5089/ BCD-15911
003 C 9869 JUST FOR THE OLD TIMES SAKE 5147/ BCD-15911
004 C 9870 LOVE CALL YODEL 5088/ BCD-15911
25 March 1935 Chicago, IL – Rex Griffin (Johnny Mottlow [banjo])
005 C 9871 I DON’T LOVE ANYBODY BUT YOU 5089/ BCD-15911
006 C 9872 THE TRAIL TO HOME SWEET HOME 5088/ BCD-15911
007 C 9873 LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART 5147/ BCD-15911
008 C 9874 MEAN WOMAN BLUES 5118/ BCD-15911
009 C 9875 DIXIELAND SWEETHEART unissued/ BCD-15911
010 C 9876 DOWN IN ALABAMA unissued/BCD-15911
2 March 1936 Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, LA – Rex Griffin (solo)
011 NO-60600 EVERYBODY TRYIN‘ TO BE MY BABY 5294/ BCD-15911
012 NO-60601 IF YOU CALL THAT GONE, GOOD BYE 5250/ BCD-15911
013 NO-60602 THE YODELIN‘ COWBOY’S LAST SONG 5395 Minerva M-14064/ BCD-15911
014 NO-60603 I LOVE YOU NELLIE 5250/ BCD-15911
015 NO-60604 I’M JUST PASSING THROUGH 5202/ BCD-15911
016 NO-60605 I’M READY TO REFORM 5294/ BCD-15911
017 NO-60606 THE WALKING BLUES 5227/ BCD-15911
018 NO-60607 AN OLD FADED PHOTOGRAPH 5269/ BCD-15911
019 NO-60608 SITTING ON THE OLD SETTEE 5202/ BCD-15911
020 NO-60609 SWEET MAMA HURRY HOME 5395/ BCD-15911
19 March 1936 Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, LA – Rex Griffin (? [gt])
021 NO-60830 WOULD YOU LEAVE ME ALONE, LITTLE DARLING 5227/ BCD-15911
022 NO-60831 THE LAST LOVE CALL YODEL 5269/ BCD-15911
13 May 1937 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City - Rex Griffin
023 62194 THE LAST LETTER 5383 Minerva M-14106 Coral 64007/ BCD-15911
024 62195 OVER THE RIVER 5383 Minerva M-14107/ BCD-15911
25 September 1939 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City - Rex Griffin (Ted Brooks [gt/harm vcl], Smitty Smith [bass])
025 66650 ANSWER TO THE LAST LETTER 5745 Minerva M-14106/ BCD-15911
026 66651 MY HILLBILLY BABY 5770/ BCD-15911
027 66652 I THINK I’LL GIVE UP (IT¢S ALL OVER NOW) 5814/ BCD-15911
028 66653 BEYOND THE LAST MILE 5764/ BCD-15911
029 66654 JUST PARTNERS 5745 Minerva M-14107/ BCD-15911
030 66655 THE LOVESICK BLUES 5770 Coral 64007/ BCD-15911
031 66656 I LOVE YOU AS BEFORE 5814/ BCD-15911
032 66657 I’LL NEVER TELL YOU THAT I LOVE YOU 5786/ BCD-15911
033 66658 NOBODY WANTS TO BE MY BABY 5786/ BCD-15911
034 66659 MAYBE YOU’LL THINK ABOUT ME 5798/ BCD-15911
035 66660 YOU GOT TO GO TO WORK 5798/ BCD-15911
036 66661 AN OLD ROSE AND A CURL 5764./ BCD-15911
1944 [transcriptions] unknown – Rex Griffin
03601 EVERYBODY¢S TRYING TO BE MAY BABY BCD-15911
03602 I DON¢T LOVE ANYBODY BUT YOU BCD-15911
03603 I¢M JUST PASSING THROUGH BCD-15911
03604 LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART BCD-15911
03605 I¢M READY TO REFORM BCD-15911
03606 JUST FOR OLD TIME'S SAKE BCD-15911
03607 THE WALKIN' BLUES BCD-15911
03608 AN OLD FADED PHOTOGRAPH BCD-15911
03609 THE TRAIL TO HOME SWEET HOME BCD-15911
03610 NOBODY WANTS TO BE MY BABY BCD-15911
03611 MEAN WOMAN BLUES BCD-15911
03612 WHY SHOULD I CARE OF YOU'RE LONESOME AND BLUE BCD-15911
03613 I LOVE YOU NELLIE BCD-15911
03614 YUM YUM BLUES BCD-15911
03615 TOODLE DOO SWEET MAMA BCD-15911
03616 TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE BCD-15911
03617 THAT OLD SWEETHEART OF MINE BCD-15911
03618 BLUE EYES LULLABY BCD-15911
03619 THE YODELIN' COWBOY'S LAST SONG BCD-15911
03620 LOVE CALL YODEL BCD-15911
ca. February 1947 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewester Ave., Cincinnati, OH – Rex Griffin
037 K2397 HOW CAN I BE SURE King 584/ BCD-15911
038 K2398/D775 I‘M CRYING INSIDE DeLuxe 5061/ BCD-15911
039 K2399 I DON’T MEAN TO BE MEAN King 594/ BCD-15911
040 K2400/D776 DON’T YOU KNOW ME ANYMORE Federal 45-10009
041 K2401/D777 A THOUSEND TIMES OR MORE DeLuxe 5061/ BCD-15911
042 K2402 HEART TO HEART Federal 45-10009
043 K2403 I'M FREE AS THE BREEZE King 584/ BCD-15911
044 K2404 I LOST AGAIN King 594/ BCD-15911

ALBUMS
Bear Family [GER] BCD-15911 Last Letter:
Why Should I Care If You're Blue; Blue Eyes Lullaby; Just For Old Times Sake; Love Call Yodel; I Don't Love Anybody But You; Trail to Home Sweet Home; Let Me Call You Sweetheart Again; Mean Woman Blues; Dixieland Sweetheart; Down in Old Alabama; Everybody's Tryin' to Be My Baby; If You Call That Gone Goodbye; Yodeling Cowboy's Last Song; I Love Yo Nellie; I'm Just Passing Through; I'm Ready to Reform; Walkin' Blues; An Old Faded Photograph; Sittin' on the Old Settee; Sweet Mama Hurry Home; Would You Leave Me Alone, Little Darling; Last Love Call Yodel; Last Letter; Over the River; Answer to 'The Last Letter'; My Hillbilly Baby; I Think I'll Give up (It's All Over Now); Beyond the Last Mile; Just Partners; Lovesick Blues; I Love You as Before; I'll Never Tell You That I Love You; Nobody Wants to Be My Baby; Maybe You'll Think About Me; You Got to Go to Work; Old Rose and a Curl; Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby; I Don't Love Anybody But You; I'm Just Passing Through; Let Me Call You Sweetheart; I'm Ready to Reform; Just For Old Time's Sake; Walkin' Blues; An Old Faded Photograph; Trail to Home Sweet Home; Nobody Wants to Be My Baby; Mean Woman Blues; Why Should I Care If You're Blue; I Love You Nellie; Yum Yum Blues; Toodle-Oo Sweet Mama; Too Good to Be True; That Old Sweetheart of Mine; Blue Eyes Lullaby; Yodeling Cowboy's Last Song; Love Call Yodel; How Can I Be Sure I'm Crying Inside; I Don't Mean to Be Mean; A Thousand Times or More; I'm Free as the Breeze; I Lost Again; [Buddy Griffin:] Misery; Same Tear Twice; Last Letter; No Love, No Heartaches; If You Call That Gone Goodbye; You Got to Go to Work; Gods of Love; Shuckin' Corn; High and Dry; Don't Talk About You Love; Don't Hold Your Breath; My Carolina Mountain Home; Let Me Walk Along Beside You; Just Wait and See; Bartender's Girl; Red Rose, A Bouquet or a Roomful – 25-12-99 (3CD)

SINGLES
Decca (1935-39)
5088 Love Call Yodel / Trail To Home Sweet Home - 04-35
5089 I Don't Love Anybody But You / Blue Eyes Lullaby - 04-35
5118 Why Should I Care If You're Lonely / Mean Woman Blues - 07-35
5147 Just For Old Times Sake / Let Me Call You Sweetheart Again - 10-35
5202 I'm Just Passing Through / Setting On The Old Settee - 04-36
5227 Walking Blues / Would You Leave Me Alone - 06-36
5250 I Love You, Nellie / If You Call That Gone Good - 08-36
5269 Old Faded Photograph / Last Love Call Yodel - 10-36
5294 Everybody Tryin' To Be My Baby / I'm Ready To Reform - 11-36
5383 The Last Letter / Over The River - 06-37
5395 Yodeling Cowboy's Last Song / Sweet Mama, Hurry Home - 07-37
5745 Answer To Last Letter / Just Partners - 11-39
5764 An Old Rose And A Curl / Beyond The Last Mile - 12-39
5770 Lovesick Blues / My Hill Billy Baby - 12-39
5786 I'll Never Tell You / Nobody Wants To Be My Baby - 01-40
5798 You Got To Go To Work / Maybe You'll Think Bout Me - 02-40
5814 I Think I'll Give Up / I Love You As Before - 03-40
64007 The Last Letter / Lovesick Blues - 49 (reissue, released on Coral)
King (1946-?)
584 How Can I Be Sure / I'm Free As The Breeze – 47
594 I Lost Again / I Don't Mean To Be Mean – 47
5061 I'm Crying Inside / A Thousand Times Or More – 49 (released on Deluxe)
45-10009 Don't You Know Me Anymore / Heart To Heart - 51 (released on Federal)

Bobby Williamson

by Richard Weize (BCD-16843) & Praguefrank
SESSIONS

4 February 1952 [13:30-17:30] Sellers Co. Studio, 2102 Jackson St., Dallas, TX - Bobby Williamson (Billy Gray [gt], Leon Rhodes [gt], Jimmy Kelley [steel], Bill Noble [bass]. Producer: Stephen Sholes)
001 E2-VB-5613 THE HOUSE OF BROKEN DREAMS unissued/BCD-16843
002 E2-VB-5614 ANOTHER STORY TOLD unissued/BCD-16843
003 E2-VB-5615 CAN'T HELP WONDERIN' (CAN'T HELP CRYIN') RCA Victor 47-4608/BCD-16843
004 E2-VB-5616 A LITTLE BIT OF THIS (A LITTLE BIT OF THAT) 47-4608/BCD-16843
8 May 1952 [9.30-13:00] Fox Theatre Building, 660 Peach Tree St., Atlanta, GA - Bobby Williamson (Chet Atkins [gt], Jerry Byrd [gt], Eddie Hill [gt], Charles Grean [bass], Tommy Jackson [fiddle], D. Murdock [piano]. Producer: Stephen Sholes)
005 E2-VB-6205 THERE’S NO ESCAPE 47-4832/BCD-16843
006 E2-VB-6206 MY GAL COMES FROM HEAVEN 47-4832/BCD-16843
007 E2-VB-6207 WHERE WERE YOU LAST NIGHT 47-5288/BCD-16843
008 E2-VB-6208 I REMEMBER 47-5055/BCD-16843
15 October 1952 [14:30-17:30] Brown Radio Productions, 240 1/2 4th Ave. North, Nashville 3, TN - Bobby Williamson (Homer Haynes [gt], Jethro Burns [mandolin], Jerry Byrd [steel], Charles Grean [bass], Dale Potter [fiddle]. Producer: Stephen Sholes)
009 E2-VB-7628 RECIPE FOR LOVE 47-5055/BCD-16843
010 E2-VB-7629 WHEN I'M A HUNDRED YEARS OLD 47-5378/BCD-16843
011 E2-VB-7630 JUST SKIP IT 47-5378/BCD-16843
012 E2-VB-7631 I NEED EVERYTHING 47-5288/BCD-16843
13 January 1953 [14:00-17:00] RCA Victor Studio, 155 East 24th St., Manhattan, New York City - Bobby Williamson (Al Chernet [gt], Billy Mure [gt], Art Ryerson [gt], Charles Grean [bass], Philip Krauss [drums], Jack Piels [piano]. Producer: Stephen Sholes)
013 E3-VB-0332 LET ME KNOW 47-5158/BCD-16843
014 E3-VB-0333 BUMMIN' AROUND 47-5158/BCD-16843
23 December 1953 Thomas Productions, 109 13th Ave. South, Nashville 3, TN - Bobby Williamson (Eddie Hill [gt], Paul Buskirk [mandolin], Jimmy Kelley [steel], Bob Moore [bass], Papa John Gordy [piano]. Producer: Chet Atkins)
015 E3-VB-2993 THERE'S NOTHING AS GREAT (AS BEING IN LOVE WITH YOU) 47-5633/BCD-16843
016 E3-VB-2994 CHANCES ARE 47-5613/BCD-16843
017 E3-VB-2995 YO YO HEART 47-5613/BCD-16843
018 E3-VB-2996 STEADY DIES 47-5633/BCD-16843
18 June 1954 [13:30-17:00] WFAA Radio Station Studio, Dallas, TX - Bobby Williamson (Paul Buskirk [mandolin], Jimmy Kelley [steel], Charles Grean [bass], Charles Fisher [drums], Paul Blunt [piano]. Producer: Stephen Sholes)
019 E4-VB-4669 SH-BOOM ( LIFE COULD BE A DREAM) 47-5799/BCD-16843
020 E4-VB-4670 LOVE MARCH 47-5799/BCD-16843
021 E4-VB-4671 LOVIN' AROUND 47-5881/BCD-16843
022 E4-VB-4672 I'LL ONLY DANCE WITH YOU 47-5881/BCD-16843

ALBUMS
Bear Family [GER] BCD-16843 Sh-Boom:
Life Could Be a Dream: Let Me Know; House Of Broken Dreams; Another Story Told; Can't Help Wonderin' (Can't Help Cryin'); Little Bit Of This (A Little Bit Of That); There's No Escape; My Gal Comes From Heaven; Where Were You Last Night; I Remember; Recipe For Love; When I'm A Hundred Years Old; Red Years Old; I Need Everything; Bummin' Around; There's Nothing As Great (As Being In Love..); Chances Are; Yo Yo Heart; Steady Diet; Sh-Boom (Life Yould Be A Dream); Love March; Lovin' Around; I'll Only Dance With You - 03-04-07

SINGLES
RCA Victor (1952-54)
47-4608 Can’t Help / Little Bit Of This - 04-52
47-4832 There’s No Escape / My Gal Comes From Heaven - 06-52
47-5055 I Remember / Recipe For Love - 21-01-53
47-5158 Let Me Know / Bummin' Around - 02-53
47-5288 Where Were You Last Night? / I Need Everything - 04-53
47-5378 Just Skip It / When I'm A Hundred Years Old - 08-53
47-5613 Chances Are / Yo Yo Heart - 01-54
47-5636 Steady Diet / There’s Anothing As Great - 02-54
47-5799 Sh-Boom (Life Could Be A Dream) / Love March - 07-54 (Rev. July 24)
47-5881 Lovin' Around / I'll Only Dance With You - 10-54

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.