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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Gene Watson (Rockets)

by Dick Grant, Willard Watson
SESSIONS
1957 Holmes City, FL – The Rockets Featuring Gene Watson (Earl Eugene Watson [vcl/gt] + unknown musicians. Producer: Daz Dodd)
001 GB-681 MY ROCKIN’ BABY Tri-Dec 25725 G1/Collector CLCD-4423 Legend LP-1006
002 GB-682 THIS LOVE SONG Tri-Dec 25725 G2
COLLECTOR CLCD-4423 WILD ROCKIN’ (NED, 1994); LEGEND LP-1006 GRAND DADDY’S ROCKIN’, Vol.2 (FRA, 1995)
1957 Dazz Dodd Studio, Holmes City, FL – Gene Watson and The Rockets (Earl Eugene Watson [vcl/gt] + unknown musicians. Producer: Daz Dodd)
003 GB-876 MY ROCKIN’ BABY Tri-Dec 8357/Pontomac LP-37650 White Label WLP-8829 Club LP-010 Collector CLCD-4423 Lucky CDLR-801
004 GB-877 DRUMMER BOY ROCK Tri-Dec 8357/Pontomac LP-37650 Buffalo Bop BbLP-2051 White Label WLP-8829
Club LP-006 Collector CLCD-4423 Lucky CDLR-801 Pan American CD-56004
PONTOMAC LP-37650 ROCK TICK TOCK (1980); WHITE LABEL WLP-8829 WILD ROCKIN’ (NED, 1981); BUFFALO BOP BbLP-2051 THE BOP THAT NEVER STOPPED, Vol.39 (GER, 1985); CLUB LP-006 GRAB THIS AND DANCE, Vol.6 (UK, 1993); CLUB LP-010 GRAD THIS AND DANCE, Vol.10 (UK, 1993); LUCKY CDLR-801 ROCKABILLY GOLD, Vol.1 (UK, 1996); PAN AMERICAN CD-56004 TWO TIMIN’ WOMAN (SUI)
1957 Dazz Dodd Studio, Holmes City, FL – Gene Watson (Gary Gene Watson [vcl/gt] + unknown musicians. Producer: Daz Dodd)
005 DON’T BE CRUEL Tri-Dec unissued/White Label WLP-8829 Collector CLCD-4423
006 INTERPLANETARY ROCK Tri-Dec unissued/WLP-8829 Collector CLCD-4423
007 SCHOOL DAY Tri-Dec unissued/WLP-8829 Collector CLCD-4423
008 WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN’ GOIN’ ON Tri-Dec unissued/WLP-8829
early 1958 Dazz Dodd Studio, Holmes City, FL – Gene Watson (Earl Eugene Watson [vcl/gt] + unknown musicians. Producer: Daz Dodd)
009 ST-2763 I’LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Dixie 45-2003/Lesley CD4
010 ST-2764 LIFE’S VALLEY 45-2003/White Label WLP-8829 Lesley CD-001
Both of the above masters were leased from TRI-DEC Records.
LESLEY CD-001 THE LOST STORY OF THE ROCK-A-BALLAD, Vol.1; LESLEY CD4 THE LOST STORY OF THE ROCK-A-BALLAD, Vol.3

SINGLES

Tri-Dec
25725 My Rockin’ Baby / This Love Song – 57
8357 My Rockin’ Baby / Drummer Boy Rock – ca 11-57
Dixie 45-2003 I’ll Always Love You / Life’s Valley – 04-58 (rev. April 14)



From left to right: Dave Stanley (bass), Gene Watson (vcl/gtr), Jimmy Maddle (drums), and Oz Wiley (ld grt). (thanks to Willard Watson)

2 comments:

  1. Hello-My name is Dave and I played bass in this band. The information given above is correct. Sadly, Gene has passed away. This was a high school band that pretty much broke up after we left for college, but Gene kept his music up all his life.

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  2. hi david....please!!!!! email me there!!!!!
    laurent.petit68@free.fr
    thanks!!!

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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
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