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Country and crossover since 1920s and my favorite artists of all genres too...
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Friday, August 19, 2011

Don Sowards

By Praguefrank
SESSIONS
Mid 1961 unknown – Don Sowards
001 5999 GONNA GET TOUGH Rena 2004
002 6000 SOMEONE LOVES ME YET Rena 2004
003 PORT FOR ME Rena 2005
004 VOICE FROM THE DARKNESS Rena 2005
1960s unknown – Don Sowards & Laurel Mountain Boys
005 NELLIE JOE Laurel 1084
006 I LOVE YOU YES I DO Laurel 1084
1970s unknown – Don Sowards & Laurel Mountain Boys
007 PICKIN' IN THE LAUREL Starr SF-11206
008 A SMILE CAN'T HIDE Starr SF-11206
009 HE RODE ALL THE WAY TO TEXAS Starr SF 318
010 FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN Starr SF 318
1972 Lemco Sound Studio, Lexington, KY – Laurel Mountain Boys (Don Sowards [vcl/mandolin], John Dunaway [vcl/ld gt], Kevin Coll [vcl/banjo], Ray Norris [bass], Dewey Thacker [fiddle])
011 SOMETIME, SOMEWHERE Lemco LEM 055
012 TOOK ME AFTER DARK Lemco 114/LEM 055
013 DON'T TURN YOUR CHARMS ON ME Lemco LEM 055
014 NORTHFIELD EXPRESS Lemco 114/LEM 055
015 LONELY MOUNTAIN SWEETHEART Lemco LEM 055
016 NELLIE JO Lemco LEM 055
017 GEE LITTLE GIRL Lemco LEM 055
018 IT'S A LONG WAY BACK Lemco LEM 055
019 ROCK CREEK Lemco LEM 055
020 EVEN MORE Lemco LEM 055
021 I LOVE YOU YES I DO Lemco LEM 055
022 SINCE YOU WENT AWAY Lemco LEM 055
1978 unknown – Laurel Mountain Boys (John Green [ld vcl/gt], Don Sowards [vcl/mandolin], Mark Alan Sowards [vcl/banjo], Danny Milhon [dobro], Mike Smith [bass])
023 LONG BLACK BEAUTY Old Homesetad OHS-90096
024 I CALL HER SUNSHINE Old Homesetad OHS-90096
025 THE SOUTH'S GONNA DO IT AGAIN Old Homesetad OHS-90096
026 HE RODE ALL THE WAY TO TEXAS Old Homesetad OHS-90096
027 CRY OF THE WIND Old Homesetad OHS-90096
028 LIVING FREE AND EASY Old Homesetad OHS-90096
029 ALL I CAN TODAY Old Homesetad OHS-90096
030 DANGEROUS DAN Old Homesetad OHS-90096
031 GARDENS AND MEMORIES Old Homesetad OHS-90096
032 FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN Old Homesetad OHS-90096
033 ALL THAT JAZZ Old Homesetad OHS-90096
034 FLYIN' FINGERS Old Homesetad OHS-90096
035 I WISH YOU WAS SOMEONE I LOVED Old Homesetad OHS-90096
036 MEDALS FOR MOTHER Old Homesetad OHS-90096
ca 1979 unknown – Laurel Mountain Boys (John Green [ld vcl/gt], Don Sowards [vcl/mandolin], Mark Alan Sowards [vcl/banjo], Danny Milhon [dobro], Mike Smith [bass])
unknown tracks for OHS-90126
1980 unknown – Don Sowards & Laurel Mountain Boys
050 FOREVER ONE DAY AT A TIME Leather LBG-7710
051 SONG FOR LIFE Leather LBG-7710
052 RAMBLIN' SHOWBOAT GAMBLER Leather LBG-7710
053 BLUE SUMMER SONG Leather LBG-7710
054 WHILE I'M GONE Leather LBG-7710
055 SOMEONE IS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE Leather LBG-7710
056 CAROLINA SUNSHINE Leather LBG-7710
057 THIS IS MY YEAR FOR MEXICO Leather LBG-7710
058 MIDNIGHT LONELINESS Leather LBG-7710
059 MARY'S NOT THE MARY THAT I KNEW Leather LBG-7710
060 SANDCASTLES Leather LBG-7710
061 I'M HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE Leather LBG-7710
1981 unknown – Don Sowards & Laurel Mountain Boys
062 I CALLED HER SUNSHINE Apex 45
063 I'LL TAKE THE BLAME Apex 45


ALBUMS
Lemco LEM-055 Sometime, Somewhere: Sometime, Somewhere; To Me After Dark; Don't Turn Your Charms On Me; Northfield Express; Lonely Mountain Sweetheart; Nellie Jo; Gee Little Girl; It's A Long Way Back; Rock Creek; Even More; I Love You Yes I Do; Since You Went Away – 76
Old Homestead OHS-90096 Long Black Beauty: Long Black Beauty; I Call Her Sunshine; The South's Gonna Do It Again; He Rode All The Way To Texas; Cry Of The Wind; Living Free And Easy; All I Can Today; Dangerous Dan; Gardens And Memories; Fire On The Mountain; All That Jazz; Flyin' Fingers; I Wish You Was Someone I Loved; Medals For Mother – 78
Old Homestead OHS-90126 Laurel Mountain Boys: (tracks unknown) - 80
Leather LBG-7710 Carolina Sunshine: Forever One Day At A Time; Song For Life; Ramblin' Showboat Gambler; Blue Summer Song; While I'm Gone; Someone Is Looking For Someone; Carolina Sunshine; This Is My Year For Mexico; Midnight Loneliness; Mary's Not The Mary That I Knew; Sandcastles; I'm Head Over Heels In Love - 80


SINGLES
Rena (1961)
2004 Gonna Get Tough / Someone Loves Me Yet – 08-61 (rev. Aug. 7, 1961)
2005 Port For Me / Voice From The Darkness - 61
Laurel (mid 60's)
1084 Nellie Joe / I Love You Yes I Do
Starr (unknown)
SF-11206 Pickin' In The Laurel / A Smile Can't Hide
SF-318 He Rode All The Way To Texas / Fire On The Mountain
Lemco (1972)
114 Northfield Express / Took Me After Dark - 72
Apex (1981)
45 I Called Her Sunshine / I'll Take The Blame - 81


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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.