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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Ray Lunsford

*08-11-1908, +17-10-1981
2nd version
by Dick Grant, Praguefrank
SESSIONS see also Jimmie Skinner
1955 Cincinnati, OH - Ray Lunsford (Ray Lunsford [vcl/el mandolin], Jimmie Skinner [rh gt] + unknown musicians. Producer: Estel Lee Scarborough)
001 45-226-A COUNTRY PICKIN’ Excellent EX 226
002 45-226-B RED WING Excellent EX 226
1956 Cincinnati, OH - Ray Lunsford & Electric Mandolin (Producer: Estel Lee Scarborough)
003 CP-1078 BLUE GRASS BLUES Excellent EX310
004 CP-1079 UNDER THE DOUBLE EAGLE Excellent EX 310
early 1957 Cincinnati, OH - Ray Lunsford & Electric Mandolin (Producer: Estel Lee Scarborough)
005 CP 1187/ST-2559 CARROLL COUNTY BLUES Excellent EX 309 Starday 45-296
006 CP-1188/ST-2560 MT. VERNON RAG Excellent EX 309 45-296
Excellent 309 leased to Starday in 1957
Spring 1958 Cincinnati, OH - Ray Lunsford & Electric Mandolin/*Ralph Bowman [vcl] (Producer: Estel Lee Scarborough)
007 CP-1450 TRAGEDY OF THE SCHOOL BUS* Excellent EX 400
008 CP-1451 SHEILA Excellent EX 400
ca 1959 Cincinnati, OH - Ray Lunsford (Producer: Estel Lee Scarborough)
009 I DON'T LOVE NOBODY Sage 45-285
010 RUSTIC DANCE Sage 45-285
011 RED WING Sage 45-285
012 PICKIN' AROUND Sage 45-285
tracks above were leased to Sage Records

EX-226 Country Pickin’ / Red Wing – 55 (rev. Dec. 24)
EX-310 Under The Double Eagle / Blue Grass Blues – 07-56 (rev. Aug. 4)
EX-309 Mt. Vernon Rag / Carroll County Blues – 05-57 (reissued on Starday 45-296 in May 1957)
EX-400 Sheila / Tragedy Of The School Bus – 58 (rev. May 5)
45-285 I Don't Love Nobody / Rustic Dance / Red Wing / Pickin' Around - 59

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