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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Rice Brothers Gang

by Tony Russell (Country Discography 1921-1942), Praguefrank,Murray Kirch, Mario ManciottiSESSIONS

13 June 1938 Charlotte, NC – Rice Brothers Gang (Hoke Rice [vcl-1/gt], Paul Rice [vcl-2/gt], Johnny Gorman [steel/sax], Mike Eargle [bass], Warren Sykes [harmonica])
002 64149-A I LOVE MY SAVIOUR -1-2 5553 46065/BACM CD D 519
003 64150-B ON THE JERICHO ROAD -1-2 5553 46065
004 64151-A MARIE -1 5556/ BACM CD D 519
005 64152-A THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET 5590/ CD D 117
006 64153-A SWEET SOMEONE -1-2 5553/ CD D 117
007 64154-A CHEATIN‘ ON YOUR BABY -2 5636/ BACM CD D 519
008 64155-A MOOD INDIGO -1-2 5569
15 June 1938 Charlotte, NC – Rice Brothers Gang (Hoke Rice [vcl-1/gt], Paul Rice [vcl-2/gt], Mike Eargle [bass], Warren Sykes [harmonica])
009 64156-A BE CAREFUL WITH THOSE EYES -1 5569
010 64157-A HOLD ME -2 5598/ BACM CD D 519
011 64158-A I’M WALKING WITH MY SWEETNESS -1-2 5622/ BACM CD D 519
012 64159-A YOU TELL HER CAUSE I STUTTER -1-2 5598/ BACM CD D 519
013 64160-A MY IDEA OF HEAVEN -1 5590
014 64161-A YOU GOT THAT SOMETHING -1 5650/ CD D 117
015 64162-A CHINA BOY 5622/ BACM CD D 519
016 64163-A AIN’T THAT TOO BAD -1 5636/ BACM CD D 519
017 64164-A DO SOMETHING -1-2 5650/ BACM CD D 519
018 64165-A SUGAR BLUES -1 5556/CD D 117
13 September 1939 Decca Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Rice Brothers Gang (Hoke Rice [vcl-1/gt], Paul Rice [vcl-2/gt], prob. Billy Galloway [steel], prob. Mike Eargle [bass], Warren Sykes [harmonica], Johnny Gorman [clarinet])
019 66424-A JAPANESE SANDMAN 5777
020 66425-A NAGASAKI 5805/ CD D 117
021 66426-A LOVELIGHT IN THE STARLIGHT -1-2 5763/ CD D 117
022 66427-A DOWN YONDER 5751/ CD D 117
023 66428-A ALABAMA JUBILEE SHUFFLE -1-2 5738/ BACM CD D 519
024 66429-A THEY CUT FOWN THE OLD PINE TREE -1-2 5751/ CD D 117
025 66430-A I CRIED FOR YOU -2 5792/ BACM CD D 519
026 66431-A I WISH YOU WERE JEALOUS OF ME -2 5777/ BACM CD D 519
027 66432-A YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE -2 5763/ BACM CD D 519
029 66434-A SWEETHEART, WAIT FOR ME unissued
030 66435-A WON’T YOU COME BACK TO ME -1-2 5738
032 66437-A GIRL OF MY DREAMS unissued
033 66438-A OH SUSANAH -1 5804/CD D 117
034 66439-A YOU GOTTA SEE DADDY EVERY DAY -1 5805/ CD D 117
035 66440-A IN A SHANTY IN OLD SHANTY TOWN -2 5815
036 66441-A AT THE CLOSE OF A LONG DAY -2 5792/ BACM CD D 519
6 April 1940 Rice Hotel, 909 Texas St., Houston, TX – Rice Brothers Gang (Hoke Rice [vcl-yodel-1/gt], Paul Rice [vcl-yodel-2/gt], Reggie Ward [bass], Pete Hardin [fiddle], Eddie Hurd [clarinet])
037 C 92018-A NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, MY DARLING 5837 Melotone 45359/ BACM CD D 519
038 C 92019-A SALLY DO YOU LOVE ME 5823/ CD D 117
039 C 92020-A BELOW THE RIO GRANDE 5837 Melotone 45359/ BACM CD D 519
040 C 92021-A I WON’T HAVE ANY TROUBLES ANYMORE -2 5893/ CD D 117
041 C 92022-A HURRY, JOHNNY, HURRY -1-2 5859 Melotone 45370/ BACM CD D 519
042 C 92030-A YES, WE HAVE NO BANANAS -2 5852 Melotone 45366/ BACM CD D 519
043 C 92031-A MARY LOU 5870 Melotone 45380/ CD D 117
044 C 92032-A MY SWEETHEART DARLING 5870 Melotone 45380/ BACM CD D 519
045 C 92033-A SWEETHEART WAIT FOR ME 5823 Minerva M-14122/ CD D 117
046 C 92034-A YOU’LL ONLY HAVE ONE MOTHER -2 5859 Melotone 45370/ BACM CD D 519
047 C 92035-A IT’S BLOSSOM TIME IN OLD CAROLINE -2 5852 Melotone 45366/BACM CD D 117
13 September 1940 Decca Studio, New York City – Rice Brothers Gang
048 66437-B GIRL OF MY DREAMS -1 5893/ CD D 117
27 April 1941 Sound Recording Studios, Dallas, TX – Rice Brothers Gang (Hoke Rice [vcl-1/gt], Paul Rice [vcl-2/gt], Cliff Bruner [gt/fiddle], ? [clarinet])
049 C 93679-A LITTLE GIRL, I’M SO BLUE WITHOUT YOU -2 6004/ CD D 117
050 C 93680-A YOU DON’T LOVE ME ANYMORE (LITTLE DARLIN‘) -1 5959 Melotone 45451/ CD D 117
051 C 93681-A RIDING DOWN THE CANYON -1-2 6004/ CD D 117
052 C 93682-A LINDA MAY POLKA 6019/BACM CD D 117
053 C 93683-A MY TROUBLED MIND unissued
054 C 93684-A DO YOU? -1 5971 Melotone 45458/ BACM CD D 519
056 C 93693-A DRY YOUR EYES, LITTLE GIRL -1 6019/ BACM CD D 519
057 C 93694-A PLEASE DON’T STAY AWAY -1 6087/CD D 117
058 C 93695-A RAILROAD BOOMER -1-2 5971 Melotone 45458/ BACM CD D 519
059 C 93696-A MY CAROLINE SUNSHINE GIRL -2 5959 Melotone 45451

BACM [UK] CD D 117 King Cotton Stomp:
Brown Mule Slide*; Georgia Jubilee*; I’ll Always Love You; Please Don’t Stay Away; Sugar Blues; On The Sunny Side Of The Street; You Don’t Love Me Anymore (Little Darlin’); I Won’t Have Any Troubles Anymore; Girl Of My Dreams; Mary Lou; When It’s Blossom Time In Old Caroline; Ridin’ Down The Canyon; Little Girl I’m So Blue Without You; Down Yonder (instr.); They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree; Sweet Someone; You’ve Gotta See Your Daddy Every Night; King Cotton Stomp (instr.); Lovelight In The Starlight; Linda May Polka; You’ve Got That Thing; Nagasaki (instr.); Oh Susannah; Sweetheart Wait For Me; Sally Do You Love Me - 05 (*solo recordings by Hoke Rice)
BACM [UK] CD D 519 The Rice Brothers Vol. 2 – Hurry Johnny Hurry: Georgia Gal*; I Don't Love Nobody*; I Love My Saviour; Marie; Cheatin' On Your Baby; Hold Me; When I'm Walking With My Sweetness; You Tell Her Cause I Stutter; China Boy (Instr.); Ain't That Too Bad; Do Something; Alabama Jubilee; I Cried For You; I Wish You Were Jealous Of Me;You Are My Sunshine; At The Close Of A Long Long Day; No Matter What Happens My Darling; Below The Rio Grande; Hurry Johnny Hurry; Yes We Have No Bananas; My Sweetheart Darling;You Only Have One Mother; Do You; Dry Your Eyes Little Girl; Railroad Boomer; Waitin’ For A Train* – 04-16 (*solo recordings by Hoke Rice)


SINGLESDecca (1938-41)
5552 King Cotton Stomp (Everybody Loves My Baby) / Sweet Someone – 07-38
5553 On The Jericho Road / I Love My Saviour - 07-38
5556 Sugar Blues / Marie – 07-38
5569 Be Careful With Those Eyes / Mood Indigo – 08-38
5590 My Idea Of Heaven / On The Sunny Side Of The Street – 09-38
5598 You Tell Her 'Cause I Stutter / Hold Me – 10-38
5622 When I'm Walking With My Sweetness / China Boy - 11-38
5636 Cheatin On Your Baby / Ain‘ t That Too Bad – 01-39
5650 You Got That Thing / Do Something – 02-39
5738 Won‘t You Come Back To Me / Alabama Jubilee Shuffle - 10-39
5751 They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree / Down Yonder – 11-39
5763 Lovelight In The Starlight / You Are My Sunshine – 12-39
5777 I Wish You Were Jealous Of Me / Japanese Sandman – 12-39
5792 At The Close Of A Long Day / I Cried For You – 01-40
5804 Is It True What They Say About Dixie?/ Oh Susanah – 02-40
5805 Nagasaki / You Gotta See Daddy Every Day – 02-40
5815 Shanty In Old Shanty Town / It Made You Happy – 03-40
5823 Sally Do You Love Me / Sweetheart Wait For Me – 04-40
5837 Below The Rio Grande / No Matter What Happens, My Darling – 05-40 (Canadian issue on Melotone 45359)
5852 Yes We Have No Banana / When It's Blossom Time In Old Kentucky – 06-40 (Canadian issue on Melotone 45366)
5859 You'll Only Have One Mother / Hurry Johnny Hurry – 07-40 (Canadian issue on Melotone 45370)
5870 Mary Lou / My Sweetheart Darling – 08-40 (Canadian issue on Melotone 45380)
5893 I Wont Have Any Troubles / Girl Of My Dreams – 11-40
5959 My Carolina Sunshine Girl / You Dont Love Me Anymore – 06-41 (Canadian issue on Melotone 45451)
5971 Do You? / Railroad Boomer – 08-41 (Canadian issue on Melotone 45458)
6004 Little Girl, I'm So Blue Without You / Riding Down The Canyon – 11-41
6019 Dry Your Eyes Little Girl / Linda May Polka - 03-42
6088 A Please Dont Stay Away / I'll Always Love You - 43
46065 I Love My Saviour / On The Jericho Road – 47 (reissue of 5553)
46069 On The Sunny Side Of The Street / Sugar Blues - 47 (reissue)

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