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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ben Christian

By Bill Daniels, Praguefrank, Carl LaFong
 SESSIONS see also Bar X Cowboys
ca. August 1948 Houston, TX – “Smiling“Jerry Jericho and Ben Christian and His Texas Cowboys

001 1883 MOONLIGHT ISLAND  4-Star 1270
002 1884 LET’S TRY IT OVER AGAIN  1270/Cattle Compact CCD-321
ca. March 1949 Houston, TX – Ben Christian,* and Smiling Jerry Jericho and His Texas Cowboys
003 3075 HERR SCHMITT 1296
004 3076 10 PRETTY GIRLS 1296
005 3077 PLEASE DON’T LET ME LOVE YOU*  1297/Cattle Compact CCD-321
006 3078 LOVESICK BLUES*   1297/Cattle Compact CCD-321
ca. March 1949 Houston, TX – Ben Christian and Smiling Jerry Jericho and His Texas Cowboys
008 3099 I KNEW THAT YOU‘ D BE SORRY  1300
ca. April 1949 prob. Houston, TX – Ben Christian and the Texas Cowboys
009 3140 BIRD IN THE CAGE 1317
010 3141 SOLDIER’S JOY 1317
011 3142 LIBERTY  1318
012 3143 TWO STARS, VENUS AND MARS  1318
013 3144 RAGTIME ANNIE 1319
014 3145 DOUBLE STAR 1319
015 3146 EIGHT OF JANUARY  1320
016 3147 WAGON WHEELS 1320
ca. June 1949 Houston, TX – Ben Christian and The Texas Cowboys
017 3190 DURANG’S HORNPIPE 1343
018 3191 KENDALL’S HORNPIPE 1343
020 3193 OVER THE WAVES 1344
021 3194 GOLDEN SLIPPERS 1345
Poss. early 1950s Houston, TX – Ben Christian
023 TEXAS COWBOY RAG Melody 502

4 Star (1949)
1296  Ten Pretty Girls / Herr Schmidt – 49
1297  Lovesick Blues / Please Don't Let Me Love You – 04-49 (rev. Apr. 30)
1300 You Played The Game And Lost / I Knew That You’d Be Sorry – 49 w. Jerry Jericho
1317  Soldier's Joy / Bird In The Cage With Seven Hands Around - 49
1318  Two Stars, Venus And Mars /Liberty - 49
1319  Double Star / Ragtime Annie  - 49
1320  Eighth Of January / Wagon Wheels - 49
1343  Durang's Hornpipe / Kendall's Hornpipe - 49
1344  Under The Double Eagle / Over The Waves - 49
1345  Golden Slippers / Texas Schottische – 49
502 Texas Cowboy Rag / Moonlight Island

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