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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Preston Ward

by Michel Ruppli, Praguefrank, Allan Turner with help of www.45rpmrecords.com
SESSIONS
April 1947 poss. King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH - Preston Ward & His Echo Valley Boys
001 K2442 MY EYES ARE STILL DRY King 641
002 K2443 IT‘S A SHAME THE WAY YOU TREATED ME King 641
003 K2446/D753 THERE‘S A DANGEROUS CURVE AHEAD DeLuxe 5050
004 K2447/D754 I’LL STILL BE MISSING YOU DeLuxe 5050
1952 unknown – Preston Ward, & Billy Thomas [-1], Harry Adams [-2] & The Echo Valley Boys
005 7004 ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL -1 Kentucky 524
006 7005 HOW CAN I HELP LOVIN‘ YOU -2 Kentucky 524
1952 unknown – Preston Ward
007 7011 SINCE SHE PUT HER SPURS IN MY HEART Maestro 11
008 7012/7065* LITTLE COWBOY Maestro 11 Hit Parade 501*
1952 poss. Gateway Studio, Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH – Preston Ward
009 8012 LETTERS HAVE NO ARMS Kentucky 536
010 8013 MISSING IN ACTION 536
011 8014 I LOVE YOU BECAUSE 540
012 8015 IT’S BEEN SO LONG DARLING 541
013 8016 FILIPINO BABY 540
014 8017 TENNESSEE SATURDAY NIGHT 541
015 8018 FARTHER ALONG 545
016 8019 STAND BY ME 545
017 WILD SIDE OF LIDE Big 4 Hits 10
018 SOMEBODY'S STOLEN MY HONEY Big 4 Hits 10
019 WONDERING Big 4 Hits 10
020 FORTUNE IN MEMORIES Big 4 Hits 14
021 MARRIED BY THE BIBLE DIVORCED BY THE LAW Big 4 Hits 14
022 HOW COLD HEARTED CAN YOU GET Big 4 Hits 16
023 A MIGHTLY PRETTY WALTZ Big 4 Hits 16
024 RUDOLPH THE RED NOSE REINDEER Big 4 Hits 18
025 SOMEBODY LOVES ME Big 4 Hits 21
026 BACK STRET AFFAIR Big 4 Hits 21
1953 poss. Gateway Studio, Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH – Preston Ward
027 WHAT WOULD YOU GIVE IN EXCHANGE FOR YOUR SOUL Big 4 Hits 29
028 THIS WORLD IS NOT MINE Big 4 Hits 29
029 NEVER GROW OLD Big 4 Hits 29
030 HOLY LIFE INSURANCE Big 4 Hits 29
031 DEAR JUDGE Big 4 Hits 35
032 I WILL MISS YOU WHEN YOU GO Big 4 Hits 35
033 YOU’RE UNDER ARREST Big 4 Hits 36
034 RUB-A-DUB-DUB Big 4 Hits 39
035 MY WASTED PAST Big 4 Hits 44
036 COUNTERFEIT KISSES Big 4 Hits 55
037 YESTERDAYS GIRL Big 4 Hits 55
1954 poss. Gateway Studio, Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH – Preston Ward
038 HONKY TONK GIRL Big 4 Hits 97
039 BLUE CHRISTMAS Big 4 Hits 110
040 TWO GLASSES JOE Big 4 Hits 115
041 NEW GREEN LIGHT Big 4 Hits 116 126
042 OLD SHEP Big 4 Hits 120
043 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS Big 4 Hits 120
044 PRECIOUS JEWEL Big 4 Hits 121
1956 poss. Gateway Studio, Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH – Preston Ward
045 8950 BLACKBOARD OF MY HEART Gateway 1172
046 8951 UNCLE PEN Gateway 1172
1956 poss. Gateway Studio, Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH – Preston Ward
047 8974 I WALK THE LINE Gateway 1179 Big 4 Hits 195
1960 Cincinnati, OH – Preston Ward & The Echo Valley Boys
048 3329 THAT OLD GIRL OF MINE Echo 284
049 3330 OLD MAN IN THE MOON Echo 284

SINGLES
King/*Deluxe
641 My Eyes Are Still Dry / It’s A Shame The Way You Treated Me - 47
*5050 There’s A Dangerous Curve Ahead / I’ll Still Be Missing You
Maestro (1952)
11 Since She Put Her Spurs In My Heart / Little Cowboy - 52
Kentucky/*Gateway Top Tune
524 Orange Blossom Special (w. Billy Thomas) / How Can I Help Lovin‘ You (w. Harry Adams) - 52
536 Letters Have No Arms / Missing In Action - 52
540 I Love You Because / Filipino Baby - 52
541 Tennessee Saturday Night / It's Been So Long Darling - 52
545 Stand By Me / Farther Along – 52


Hit Parade 501 Little Cowboy [Preston Ward] / Daffadilly Duck [George Goehring and The Echo Valley Boys] – ca 52
*1172 Blackboard Of My Heart / Uncle Pen – 56
*1179 [Preston Ward:] I’ll Walk The Line / [Charlie Chain:] Honky Tonk Man - 56
Big 4 Hits EPs
10 [Preston Ward:] Wild Side Of Life; Somebody's Stolen My Honey / [Jim Watson:] Busybody; [Preston Ward:] Wondering – 52 (MX: 7056/7057)
14 [Jim Fair:] Full Time Job; Be Sure You Know / [Preston Ward:] Fortune In Memories; Married By The Bible Divorced By The Law – 52 (MX: 7071/7074)
16 [Delbert Barker:] That Heart Belongs To Me; Two Faced Clock / [Preston Ward:] How Cold Hearted Can You Get; A Mightly Pretty Waltz – 52 (MX: 7077/7078)
18 [Belltone Trio:] Jingle Bells; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / [Woody Woodell:] Elfie The Elf; [Preston Ward:] Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer – 52 (MX: 8046/8047)
21 [Preston Ward:] Somebody Loves Me; Back Stret Affair / [Delbert Baker:] I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive; I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You – 52 (MX: 8068/8069)
29 Never Grow Old; Holy Life Insurance / What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul; This World Is Not Mine – 53 (MX:8146/8144)
35 [Al Runyon;] Honeymoon On A Rocket Ship; A Fool Such As I / [Preston Ward:] Dear Judge; I Will Miss You When You Go – 53 (MX: 8152/8153)
36 You’re Under Arrest + 3 more by other artists – 53 (MX: 8154/8155)
39 Rub-A-Dub-Dub + 3 more by other artists – 53 (MX: 8209/8225)
44 My Wasted Past + 3 more by other artists – 53 (MX: 8285/8286)
55 [Delbert Barker:] Walking The Dog; [Preston Ward:] Counterfeit Kisses / [Delbert Barker:] There Stands The Glass; [Preston Ward:] Yesterdays Girl – 53 (MX: 8329/8330)
97 Honky Tonk Girl + 3 more by other artists – 54 (MX: 8486/8467)
110 Blue Christmas+ 3 more by other artists – 54 (MX: 8519/8520)
115 Two Glasses Joe + 3 more by other artists – 54 (MX: 8552/8553)
116 New Green Light + 3 more by other artists – 54 (MX: 8554/8555)
120 Old Shep; The Yellow Rose Of Texas / [Jamie Watson:] Little Mohee; The Letter Edged In Black – 54 (MX:8570/8571)
121 Precious Jewel + 3 more by other artists – 54 (MX: 8572/8573)
126 New Green Light + 3 more by other artists – 55 (MX: 8603/8604)
191 Blackboard Of My Heart; Uncle Pen / [Jim Watson:] Little Rosa; [Jimmie Fair:] For Rent – 56 (MX: 8952/8953)
195 I Walk The Line + 3 more by other artists – 56 (MX: 8970/8971)
Echo (1960)
284 That Old Girl Of Mine / Old Man In The Moon - 60

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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
And last but not least I would like to thank all who visit this blog - they come from more than 100 countries.