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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Lew Williams

*12-01-1934 Chillicothe, TX
2nd version
by Richard Weize, Thieu Van De Vorst, Praguefrank
SESSIONS
June 1953 Jim Beck Studio, 1914 Forest Ave., Dallas, TX - Lew Williams (Lew Williams [vcl], Joe Knight [rh gt], James G, Jimmy Rollins [ld gt], poss. George Mccoy Or Doyle Messick [steel], poss. Artie Glenn [bass], Harold Carmack [piano])
001 I'VE BEEN DOIN' SOME SLIPPIN' TOO Flair 1027/BCD 16347
002 PLEASE DON'T TELL A LIE ABOUT ME Flair 1027/ BCD 16347
003 I CRIED OVER YOU FOR THE LAST TIME LAST NIGHT unissued/ BCD 16347
004 JUST FOR TONIGHT unissued/ BCD 16347
October 1953 Jim Beck Studio, 1914 Forest Ave., Dallas, TX - Lew Williams (Lew Williams [vcl], Joe Knight [rh gt], James G, Jimmy Rollins [ld gt], prob.. George McCoy [steel], poss. Artice Artie Glenn [bass], poss. Harold Carmack [piano])
005 SOMETHING I SAID unissued/ BCD 16347
006 WHAT'RE WE GONNA DO unissued/ BCD 16347
June 1954 Jim Beck Studio, 1914 Forest Ave., Dallas, TX - Lew Williams (Lew Williams [vcl], Joe Knight [rh gt], James G, Jimmy Rollins [ld gt], ? [steel], Grundy Slim Harbert [bass], poss. Fred Cantu or Chuck Carrell [drums], prob. Harold Carmack [piano], ? [sax])
007 CAT TALK unissued/ BCD 16347
008 TEENAGERS TALKIN' ON THE TELEPHONE unissued/ BCD 16347
009 COOL IT RAMON unissued lost
010 LITTLE 'UN unissued lost
June 1955 [demo session] Jim Beck Studio, 1914 Forest Ave., Dallas, TX - Lew Williams (Lew Williams [vcl], James G, Jimmy Rollins [ld gt], ? [bass], Bill Simmons [piano])
01001 DON'T MENTION MY NAME unissued/ BCD 16347
01002 GONE APE MAN unissued lost
01003 CAT TALK unissued lost
01004 I'LL PLAY YOUR GAME unissued lost
November 1955 [demo session] Jim Beck Studio, 1914 Forest Ave., Dallas, TX - Lew Williams (Lew Williams [vcl], poss. Cecil Luna [ld gt], ? [bass], Bill Peck Pecchi [drums], Bill Simmons [piano])
011 IF 725 DON'T MENTION MY NAME Imperial X8306/ BCD 16347
012 IF 726 CAT TALK X5394/ BCD 16347
013 IF 727 I'LL PLAY YOUR GAME X8306/ BCD 16347
014 IF 728 GONE APE MAN X5394/ BCD 16347
December 1955 [demo session] Jim Beck Studio, 1914 Forest Ave., Dallas, TX – Lew Williams (Lew Williams [vcl], poss. James G.Jimmy Rollins [gt], ? [bass], Bill Simmons [piano])
01401 MY NEW PINK SHOES unissued/ BCD 16347
ca 19 September 1956 Hollywood, CA - Lew Williams (Lew Williams [vcl], Barney Kessel [ld gt], ? [bass], ? [drums], Ernie Freeman [piano], ? [sax]. Producer: Jimmie Haskell)
015 IM 1137 BOP BOP BA DOO BOP (CLASSROOM HOP) X5411/ BCD 16347
016 IM 1138 SOMETHING I SAID X5411/ BCD 16347
017 IM 1139 CENTIPEDE X5429/ BCD 16347
018 IM 1140 ABRACADABRA X5429/ BCD 16347
July 1957 Nesman's Recording Studio, 3108 York St., Wichita Falls, TX - Lew Williams (Lew Williams [vcl], ? [gt])
019 ROCK AND ROLL SCHOOL unissued/ BCD 16347
020 BETWEEN CLASSES unissued/ BCD 16347
021 OVER unissued
022 JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL unissued
May 1958 Nesman's Recording Studio, 3108 York St., Wichita Falls, TX - Lew Williams (Lew Williams [vcl], unknown musicians)
023 I'M THE MANAGER OF THE FLYING PURPLE PEOPLE EATER unissued/ BCD 16347
024 TEENAGE TEARS unissued/ BCD 16347
025 JUST ANYTIME unissued
026 MISSIN' unissued
June 1958 Nesman's Recording Studio, 3108 York St., Wichita Falls, TX - Lew Williams (Lew Williams [vcl], unknown musicians)
027 BA-BA-BABY unissued/ BCD 16347
028 I LIKE THE WAY unissued/ BCD 16347
029 BLUE EYED BLUES unissued
030 STICK AROUND ADTER SCHOOL unissued
July 1958 Nesman's Recording Studio, 3108 York St., Wichita Falls, TX - Lew Williams (Lew Williams [vcl], Shurlon Doc Jones [drums], Fred Bridges [piano] + more unknown musicians)
031 MB-11959 I SAW YOU CRYING IN THE SHOW* Hamilton 45-50013/ BCD 16347
032 THREE CHEERS (FOR MY BABY) unissued
033 YOU'RE NOT MY BABY THIS YEAR unissued
034 THE GIRL I SAW ON BANDSTAND unissued
September 1958 Bradley Film & Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave.South, Nashville, TN - Lew Williams (Lew Williams [vcl], Hank Garland [el gt], poss. Ray Edenton Or Harold Ray Bradley [gt], poss. Bob Moore [bass], poss. Buddy Harman [drums], Floyd Cramer [paino/leader], The Jordainer. Producer: Mac Wiseman)
035 MB-11809 I SAW YOU CRYING IN THE SHOW unissued/ BCD 16347
036 MB-11810-1 THE GIRL I SAW ON BANDSTAND* 45-50013 / BCD 16347
037 YOU‘RE NOT MY BABY THIS YEAR unissued lost
038 ALL THAT I OWN unissued lost
*issued aka Vik Wayne
12 January 1999 [overdub session] Yorktown Digital Works, Irving TX - Lew Williams (Lew Williams [vcl])
034 YOU'RE NOT MY BABY THIS YEAR unissued
track recorded on April 1959 at Le-Drene Studios, Dallas, TX (Bobby Rambo [gt], Jack Castleberry [bass], Tom Cross [drums], C.B.Oliver [piano], ? [vocal chorus])

ALBUMS
Bear Family [GER] BCD16347 Cat Talk: Bop Bop Ba Doo Bop; Cat Talk; I Saw You Crying In The Show; Centipede; My New Pink Suedes; I'll Play Your Game; All Through The Night; Something I Said; Gone Ape Man; Rock And Roll School; Cat Talk [demo]; Abracadabra; Teenagers Talkin' On The Telephone; Don't Mention My Name; Girl I Saw On Bandstand; I Saw You Crying In The Show; Between Classes; I'm The Manager Of The Flying Purple People Eater; Ba-Ba-Baby; Teenage Tears; I Like The Way; You're Not My Baby This Year; Don't Mention My Name; Something I Said; Please Don't Tell A Lie About Me; Just For Tonight; I've Been Doing Some Slipping Too; What're We Gonna Do?; I Cried Over You For The Last Time Last Night - 99

SINGLES
Flair (1953)
1027 I've Been Doin' Some Slippin' Too / Please Don't Tell A Lie About Me - 53
Imperial (1955-56)
X8306 Don't Mention My Name / I'll Play Your Game - 03-56
X5394 Cat Talk / Gone Ape Man - 06-56
X5411 Bop Bop Ba Doo Bop (Classroom Hop) / Something I Said - 10-56
X5429 Centipede / Abracadabra - 03-57
Hamilton (1958, Dot subsidiary)
45-50013 I Saw You Crying In The Show / The Girl I Saw On Bandstand - 58

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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.