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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Alex Campbell

by Praguefrank, Dick Grant, Mario Manciotti, John Morris, Michal Gololobov, Jim Nelson

Mid 1960 Rodel Studio, 1028 33 St., N.W., Washington, D.C. – Alex Campbell and Ola Belle Reed [1] /Deacon The Steel Drivin‘ Man [-2] (Alex Campbell [vcl/?], Ola Belle Campbell Reed [vcl/?], Deacon Brumfield [steel] + unknown musicians. Producer: Donald F. “Don” Owens)
001 6009  LITTLE MOSES -1 Blue Ridge 507 New River 1036
002 6010 DEACON’S STEEL GUITAR CHIMES  [STEEL GUITAR CHIMES*] -2  -instr.-  507 New River 1036*
1961 unknown – Alex Campbell and Ola Belle Reed and The New River Boys
003 OLD SONGS  Magic World MW 60623    
004 WAY BACK WHEN  Magic World MW 60623    
005 HUMMING AND STRUMMING  Magic World MW 60623    
006 STORIES FOR SINGING  Magic World MW 60623    
007 SONGS ON THE RANGE  Magic World MW 60623    
008 DO-IT-YOURSELF SONGS  Magic World MW 60623    
009 WISHFUL SINGING  Magic World MW 60623    
010 MEET SOME GEESE  Magic World MW 60623    
011 OLD SMOKEY  Magic World MW 60623    
012 WORKING AND TALKING BLUES  Magic World MW 60623    
013 SIMPLE GIFTS  Magic World MW 60623    
014 VISION IN SONG  Magic World MW 60623
1962 unknown - Alex Campbell and Olabelle and The New River Boys (Alex Campbell [vcl-1], Ola Belle Read [vcl-2], Deacon Brumfield [vcl-3/dobro], Ted Lundy [banjo], Earl Wallace [bass], John Jackson [fiddle])  [purchased masters]
015 5953  I'LL BE ALL SMILES TONIGHT -3  New River 1032 EP-100/SLP-214
016 5954  HANDSOME MOLLY -1  New River 1040 EP-104/SLP-214
017 5955  GONNA HAVE A BIG TIME TONIGHT -2 New River 1038 EP-103/SLP-214 SLP-232
018 5956  KENTUCKY –instr.-  New River 1038 EP-103/SLP-214
019 5957  LITTLE WHITE CHURCH  -1-2 New River 1037 EP-103/SLP-214
020 5958  LITTLE MOSES -1-2 New River EP-102/ SLP-214
021 5959  DEACON'S BOOGIE –instr.-  New River 1031 EP-100/SLP-214
022 5960  BUILD ME A CABIN IN GLORYLAND  -1-2  New River 1037 EP-103/SLP-214
023 5961  WHITE FLOWER  -2-3 New River EP-101/ SLP-214
024 5962  DOBRO CHIMES –instr.-  EP-102/SLP-214
025 5963  STILL THE SAME -2  1035  EP-102/SLP-214
026 5964  ALOHA  -instr.-   New River EP-101/SLP-214
027 5965  UNCLOUDY DAY -1-2-3  1031 EP-100/SLP-214
028 5966  LONGING FOR A LOVE Í'LL NEVER KNOW -2  New River 1039 EP-104/SLP-214
029 5967  WILDWOOD FLOWER  -instr.-  New River 1039 EP-104/SLP-214
030 5968  WHEN MY TIME COMES TO GO  -1-2-3  New River 1033 EP-101/SLP-214 SLP-308 SLP-342 Rimrock SLP-308 GT7-
031 5969  ALL THE WORLD IS LONELY NOW   New River 1032 EP-100/SLP-342                                         
033 HOME SWEET HOME New River 1040 EP-104
033a STEEL GUITAR RAG  1035 EP 102

1965 unknown - Alex Campbell and Olabelle and The New River Boys (Alex Campbell [vcl/gt], Olabelle Reed [vcl/banjo], Ted Lundy [banjo], Earl Wallace [bass], John Jackson [fiddle])
034 7696/ZTSB-101339 I CAN'T BE SATISFIED New River EP-107/ Nashville 5231/SLP-342
035 7697/ZTSB-101340 YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW New River EP-107/ Nashville 5231/SLP-342
036 7698 I MARKED THE SPOT New River EP-107/SLP-342
037 7699 FOREVER I KNOW New River EP-107/SLP-342
038 7700 INDECISION New River EP-108/SLP-342
039 7701 I THREW AWAY THE KEY New River EP-108/SLP-342
040 7702 DEBRO CRY unissued
041 7703 LEGEND OF DOGWOOD unissued
042 7704 GEORGIA STEEL GUITAR unissued
043 7705 PAUL AND SILAS SLP-342
044 7706 WHEN I LAY MY BURDEN DOWN New River EP-108/SLP-342
045 7707 TRAVEL ON New River EP-108/SLP-342
Alex Campbell recorded after 1965, some info in albums list

Starday SLP-214 16 Radio Favorites: I'll Be All Smiles Tonight; Handsome Molly; Gonna Have A Big Time Tonight; Kentucky; Little White Church; Little Moses; Deacon's Boogie; Build Me A Cabin In Gloryland; White Flower; Dobro Chimes; Still The Same; Aloha; Uncloudy Day; Longing For A Love I'll Never Know; Wildwood Flower; When My Time Comes To Go - 63
Starday SLP-342 Travel On: Travel On; All The World Is Lonely Now; I Threw Away The Key; You Don't Even Know; I Can't Be Satisfied; When It Comes My Time To Go; When I Lay My Burden Down; Just Over In The Gloryland; I Marked The Spot; Indecision; Paul And Silas; Forever I Know - 07-65
Cabin Creek LP-201 Gospel Album: (tracks unknown) – ca. 65
Cabin Creek LP-202 Old Time Gospel Singing With String Band: It's All Right Now; The Great Judgement Day; Higher In My Prayers; If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again; Where The Soul Never Dies; Home Of The Soul; Traveling The Highway Home; Beautiful Picture; Turn Your Radio On; Glory Round Train; While Eternal Ages Roll; I'll Fly Away; Mother Left Me Her Bible; Wait For The Light To Shine; I'm Living The Right Life Now; I Am A Pilgrim; I'll Be Coming Home Someday; How Beautiful Heaven Must Be; Hold To God's Unchanging Hand; Dust On The Bible; What Would You Give – 66 (also on Ess-Gee ELP-1002)
Ken-Del 4950 Alex Campbell And Ola Belle: Little Darlin'; You've Always Wanted; Me And My Fiddle; Cumberland Gap; Come and Knock; Send Me The Pillow; New River Train; The Grey Eagle Hornpipe; Don't You Call My name; Sweet Fern; Will You Miss Me; Do You Wonder; Little Garden; Sourwood Mountain; Before I Met You; Walkin' With You In My Dreams; Bringing In The Georgia Mail; John Henry; Roll On Buddy, Roll On; Whitehouse Blues; Wildwood Flower - 66 


EPs  with Olabelle Reed
New River EP-100 Deacons Boogie;  Uncloudy Day / All The World Is Lonely Now;  I'll Be All Smiles Tonight – 62 (MX: NRS 1031/2)
New River EP-101 White Flower / Aloha / When My Time Comes To Go; Just Over In The Glory Land / Alohe; White Flower – 6- (MX: NRS 1033/4)
New River EP-102 Still The Same;  Steel Guitar Rag /  Little Moses;  Steel Guitar Chimes – 03-64 (MX: NRS 1035/6)
New River EP-103 Build Me A Cabin In Gloryland ; Little White Church / Gonna Have A Big Time Tonight; Kentucky – 64 (MX: NRS 1031/2)
New River EP-104 Longing For A Love I'll Never Know;  Wildwood Flower / Handsome Molly; Home Sweet Home – 64?  (MX NRS 1039/40)
New River EP-107 I Can't Be Satisfied;  I Marked The Spot / Forever I Know; You Don't Even Know - 65  (MX: S79420/1)   
New River EP-108 Travel On / When I Lay My Burden Now / Threw Away The Key / Indecision  - 65                        


Blue Ridge (1960)
507 Little Moses / Deacon’s Steel Guitar Chimes – 08-60  
New River (1962)    w. The New River Boys            
1031 Deacon’s Boogie / Uncloudy Day - 62
1032 All The World Is Lonely Now / I'll Be All Smiles Tonight - 17-03-62                                 
1033 Just Over In The Gloryland / When My Time Comes To Go - 62
1034 Aloha / White Flower - 62
1035 Still The Same / Steel Guitar Rag - 62
1036 Little Moses / Steel Guitar Chimes – 62 (reissue of Blue Ridge 507)
1037 Build Me A Cabin In Gloryland / Little White Church -62
1038 Gonna Have A Big Time Tonight / Kentucky -62         
1039 Longing For A Love I'll Never Know / Wildwood Flower - 62
1040 Handsome Molly / Home Sweet Home - 62          

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