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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Brother Oswald

Beecher Ray Kirby, *26-12-1911 Sevier County, TN, +17-10-2002
2nd version
By Praguefrank, Dick Grant, Michal Gololobov, Mario Manciotti
, Hartmut Zahm, Alan Young
SESSIONS
see also Roy Acuff
ca. May 1962 Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN - Brother Oswald (Brother Oswald Kirby [vcl/banjo], Cowboy Copas [gt], Junior Huskey [bass], Howdy Forrester [fiddle], Jimmy Riddle [harmonica]. Producer: Don Pierce)
001 ST-5436 SOUTHERN MOON Starday SLP-192
002 ST-5437 BLACK SMOKE 602/SLP-192 GT-0632-2
003 ST-5438 MY GIRL'S A HIGH BORN LADY unissued
004 ST-5439 WEARY, WEARY BLUES SLP-192 GT-0632-2
005 ST-5440 COLUMBUS STOCKADE BLUES SLP-192 GT-0632-2
006 ST-5441 RABBIT IN THE LOG SLP-192 GT-0632-2
007 ST-5442 CURLY HEADED BABY SEP-228
008 ST-5443 MOUNTAIN DEW SLP-192 GT-0632-2
009 ST-5444 LATE LAST NIGHT SLP-192 GT-0632-2
010 ST-5445 WHY NOT CONFESS SLP-192 GT-0632-2
011 ST-5446 BURY ME BENEATH THE WILLOW –instr.- 602/SLP-192 GT-0632-2
012 ST-5447 OSWALD'S DOBRO CHIMES –instr.- SLP-192 GT-0632-2
013 ST-5448 OSWALD'S MARCH unissued
014 ST-5449 WALK THAT LONESOME VALLEY SLP-192 GT-0632-2
015 ST-5450 I LIKE MOUNTAIN MUSIC SLP-192
016 ST-5451 unknown title unissued
017 ST-5452 ISLAND MARCH –instr.- SLP-192 GT-0632-2
018 SUNDAY IN THE MOUNTAINS –instr.- SLP-192 GT-0632-2
019 COURTIN' IN THE RAIN SLP-276
January 1972 Glaser Sound Studio, 916 9th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Brother Oswald (Brother Oswald [dobro], Charlie Collins [gt], Norman Blake [gt/mandolin/dobro-1], Tut Taylor [mandolin/dobro-1]. Producer: Tut Taylor)
020 THE END OF THE WORLD Rounder 0013
021 ISLAND MARCH Rounder 0013
022 SAILING ALONG Rounder 0013
023 KANSAS CITY KITTY Rounder 0013
024 BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN Rounder 0013
025 FAREWELL BLUES Rounder 0013
026 ECHO CHIMES Rounder 0013
027 WABASH CANNONBALL -1 Rounder 0013
028 PRAIRIE QUEEN Rounder 0013
029 TENNESSEE WALTZ Rounder 0013
030 SONG OF THE ISLANDS Rounder 0013
031 DOBRO CHIMES Rounder 0013
032 I'LL BE ALL SMILES TONIGHT Rounder 0013
033 TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS Rounder 0013
034 CARRY ME BACK TO THE MOUNTAINS Rounder 0013
1974 Gower Studios, Nashville, TN – Brother Oswald (Brother Osvald [vcl/gt/banjo/dobro], + Dave Dougherty, Charlie Collins, Tut Taylor. Producer: Tut Taylor)
035 CLUCK OLD HEN –instr.- Tennessee NR-4990
036 OLD JOHN HENRY Tennessee NR-4990
037 IN THE HILLS OF OLD KENTUCKY Tennessee NR-4990
038 LAY DOWN MY OLD GUITAR Tennessee NR-4990
039 FREE LITTLE BIRD Tennessee NR-4990
040 NOBODY'S BUSINESS Tennessee NR-4990
041 STEEL GUITAR RAG –instr.- Tennessee NR-4990
042 JUST ONE WAY TO THE PEARLY GATES Tennessee NR-4990
043 ROCK ME IN THE CRADLE OF KALUA –instr.- Tennessee NR-4990
044 NEVER GROW OLD Tennessee NR-4990
045 NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW –instr.- Tennessee NR-4990
046 HILO MARCH –instr.- Tennessee NR-4990

4/5/6 November 1974 Hound's Ear, Nashville, TN – Bashful Brother Oswald and Charlie Collins featuring Sam Bush and Norman Blake (Pete Oswald Kirby [vcl/banjo/dobro], Charlie Collins [vcl/gt/mandolin], Norman Blake [mandolin], Sam Bush [fiddle/mandolin]. Producer: Michael Melford)
047 NOBODY'S BUSINESS Rounder 0041
048 WABASH CANNONBALL Rounder 0041
049 SAINT ANN'S REEL Rounder 0041
050 WHY NOT CONFESS? Rounder 0041
051 CORA IS GONE Rounder 0041
052 KAHOLA MARCH Rounder 0041
053 I LIKE MOUNTAIN MUSIC Rounder 0041
054 WHISTLING RUFUS Rounder 0041
055 COLUMBUS STOCKADE BLUES Rounder 0041
056 FORT SMITH Rounder 0041
057 OLD JOHN HENRY Rounder 0041
058 GREY EAGLE Rounder 0041
059 BEAUTIFUL BROWN EYES Rounder 0041
060 REMEMBER ME Rounder 0041
061 SOUTHERN MOON Rounder 0041
062 ALOHA OE Rounder 0041
063 MOUNTAIN DEW Rounder 0060
064 INDIAN KILLED THE WOODCOCK Rounder 0060
065 HOMESTEAD ON THE FARM Rounder 0060
066 HILO MARCH Rounder 0060
067 NOBODY'S DARLING BUT MINE Rounder 0060
068 STONEY POINT Rounder 0060
069 BLACK SMOKE Rounder 0060
070 OSWALD'S SPECIAL Rounder 0060
071 POLLY WOLLY DOODLE Rounder 0060
072 HILLS OF OLD KENTUCKY Rounder 0060
073 SNOWFLAKE REEL Rounder 0060
074 MOTHER THE QUEEN OF MY HEART Rounder 0060
075 COO COO'S NEST Rounder 0060
076 WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS Rounder 0060
1977 Gusto Recording Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN – Brother Oswald (Brother Oswald [gt/banjo/dobro], Onie Wheeler [vcl/harmonica], Charlie Collins [gt/mandolin/bck vcl], Buck White [mandolin/piano], Lightnin' Chance/Joe Zinkan [bass], Sam Bush [fiddle])
077 I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY Rounder 0080
078 ISLE OF GOLDEN DREAMS Rounder 0080
079 GIRL I LOVE DON'T PAY ME NO MIND Rounder 0080
080 YOU ARE THE STAR IN MY BLUE HEAVEN Rounder 0080
081 DON'T SAY ALOHA WHEN I GO Rounder 0080
082 BIBLE IN THE BARN Rounder 0080
083 AMAZING GRACE Rounder 0080
084 CRIPPLE CREEK Rounder 0080
085 MANSION ON THE HILL Rounder 0080
086 ROSE OF SAN ANTONE Rounder 0080
087 FRENCH SONG Rounder 0080
088 THAT HIGH BORN GAL OF MINE Rounder 0080
089 SHOULD I TELL MY WIFE I'M DYING? Rounder 0080
090 THE OLD RUGGED CROSS Rounder 0080
1986 Nashville, TN – Brother Oswald
091 EUNETA Country Heritage CH-002
092 THE BEST OF OSWALD Country Heritage CH-002
093 ISLE OF GOLDEN DREAMS Country Heritage CH-002
094 END OF THE WORLD Country Heritage CH-002
095 OSWALD'S SPECIAL Country Heritage CH-002
096 MANSION ON THE HILL Country Heritage CH-002
097 GREAT SPECKLED BIRD Country Heritage CH-002
098 WABASH CANNON BALL Country Heritage CH-002
099 KING'S SERENADE Country Heritage CH-002
100 SONG OF THE ISLANDS Country Heritage CH-002
101 FAREWELL BLUES Country Heritage CH-002
100 I WALK ALONE Country Heritage CH-002
101 ISLAND MARCH Country Heritage CH-002
102 ALOHA Country Heritage CH-002
12 November 1986 Hillsboro Recording Studio, Nashville, TN – Beverly King, Joe Knight & Brother Oswald (Brother Oswald Kirby [dobro], Bev King [dobro], Joe Knight [rh gt], Roy Huskey, jr. [bass], Producer: Beverly King)
103 FIREBALL MAIL MEDLEY Country Heritage CH-003
104 NOBODY’S DARLING BUT MINE Country Heritage CH-003
105 IN THE PINES Country Heritage CH-003
106 SILVER HAIRED DADDY OF MINE Country Heritage CH-003
107 THE STRAMLINED CANNONBALL Country Heritage CH-003
108 WHEN MY BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD AGAIN Country Heritage CH-003
109 PINS AND NEEDLES IN MY HEART Country Heritage CH-003
110 I’M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY Country Heritage CH-003
111 BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN Country Heritage CH-003
112 BENEATH THE WILLOW Country Heritage CH-003
113 LOW AND LONELY Country Heritage CH-003
114 MY TENNESSEE SWEETHEART Country Heritage CH-003
1989 Nashville, TN – Brother Oswald, Beverly King & Joe Knight
115 AS LONG AS I LIVE Country Heritage CH-006
116 THE WALTZ YOU SAVED FOR ME Country Heritage CH-006
117 MAGGIE Country Heritage CH-006
118 LIVE AND LET LIVE Country Heritage CH-006
119 PRISONER'S SONG Country Heritage CH-006
120 WHERE WE'LL NEVER GROW OLD Country Heritage CH-006
121 THE LONELY MOUND OF CLAY Country Heritage CH-006
122 SILVER THREADS AMONG THE GOLD Country Heritage CH-006
123 WALTZING DOBRO Country Heritage CH-006
124 LONESOME REUBEN Country Heritage CH-006
125 THE LAST LETTER Country Heritage CH-006
126 RUBBER DOLLY Country Heritage CH-006
1999 Eleven-O-Three Studio, Nashville, TN – Brother Oswald, * & George Jones (+ Jimmy Campbell, Larry Perkins, Charlie Collins, Gene Libbea. Producer: Larry Perkins, Mike Armistead).
127 COLUMBUS STOCKADE BLUES RME Music RME-195
128 THE PRECIOUS JEWEL* RME Music RME-195
129 NO LETTER IN THE MAIL RME Music RME-195
130 STUCK UP BLUES RME Music RME-195
131 EUNITA RME Music RME-195
132 LATE LAST NIGHT RME Music RME-195
133 WHEN MY BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD AGAIN RME Music RME-195
134 NO, NOT A WORD RME Music RME-195
135 MOUNTAIN DEW RME Music RME-195
136 CARRY ME BACK TO OLD MOUNTAINS RME Music RME-195


ALBUMS
Starday SLP-192 Bashful Brother Oswald: Southern Moon; Weary Weary Blues; Island; Mountain Dew; Rabbit In The Log; Late Last Night; Sunday In The Mountains; I Like Mountain Music; Columbus Stockade Blues; Beneath The Willow; Why Not Confess; Black Smoke; Oswald's Dobro Chimes; Lonesome Valley - 62
Rounder 0013 Brother Oswald: The End Of The World; Island March; Sailing Along; Kansas City Kitty; Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain; Farewell Blues; Echo Chimes; Wabash Cannonball; Prairie Queen; Tennessee Waltz; Song Of The Islands; Dobro Chimes; I'll Be All Smiles Tonight; Two Different Worlds; Carry Me Back To The Mountains - 72
Rounder 0041 That's Country: Nobody's Business; Wabash Cannonball; Saint Ann's Reel; Why Not Confess?; Cora Is Gone; Kahola March; I Like Mountain Music; Whistling Rufus; Columbus Stockade Blues; Fort Smith; Old John Henry; Grey Eagle; Beautiful Brown Eyes; Remember Me; Southern Moon; Aloha Oe – 75 w. Charlie Collins
Tennessee NR-4990 Banjo And Dobro: Cluck Old Hen; Old John Henry; In The Hills Of Old Kentucky; Lay Down My Old Guitar; Free Little Bird; Nobody's Business; Steel Guitar Rag; Just One Way To The Pearly Gates; Rock Me In The Cradle Of Kalua; Never Grow Old; No One Will Ever Know; Hilo March – 74
Rounder 0060 Oz & Charlie: Mountain Dew; Indian Killed The Woodcock; Homestead On The Farm; Hilo March; Nobody's Darling But Mine; Stoney Point; Black Smoke; Oswald's Special; Polly Wolly Doodle; Hills Of Old Kentucky; Snowflake Reel; Mother The Queen Of My Heart; Coo Coo's Nest;. What A Friend We Have In Jesus – 76 w. Charlie Collins
Rounder 0080 Don't Say Aloha: I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry; Isle Of Golden Dreams; Girl I Love Don't Pay Me No Mind; You Are The Star In My Blue Heaven; Don't Say Aloha When I Go; Bible In The Barn; Amazing Grace; Cripple Creek; Mansion On The Hill; Rose Of San Antone;. French Song; That High Born Gal Of Mine; Should I Tell My Wife I'm Dying?; The Old Rugged Cross - 78
Country Heritage CH-002 The Best Of Oswald: Euneta; The Best Of Oswald; Isle Of Golden Dreams; End Of The World; Oswald's Special; Mansion On The Hill; Great Speckled Bird; Wabash Cannon Ball; King's Serenade; Song Of The Islands; Farewell Blues; I Walk Alone; Island March; Aloha - 86
Country Heritage CH-003 Dobro Dreamland: Bev & Joe In The Land Of Os: Fireball Mail Medley; Nobody’s Darling But Mine; In The Pines; Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine; The Stramlined Cannonball; When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again; Pins And Needles In My heart; I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry; Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain; Beneath The Willow; Low And Lonely; My Tennessee Sweetheart – 87 w. Beverly King, Joe Kinight
Country Heritage CH-006 Bashful Brother Oswald's Golden Anniversary Album: As Long As I Live; The Waltz You Saved For Me; Maggie; Live And Let Live; Prisoner's Song; Where We'll Never Grow Old; The Lonely Mound Of Clay; Silver Threads Among The Gold; Waltzing Dobro; Lonesome Reuben; The Last Letter; Rubber Dolly – 89 w. Beverly King, Joe Kinight
RME Music RME-195 Carry Me Back: Columbus Stockade Blues; The Precious Jewel (w.George Jones); No Letter In The Mail; Stuck Up Blues; Eunita; Late Last Night; When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again; No, Not A Word; Mountain Dew; Carry Me Back To Old Mountains – 20-10-99
Gusto GT 0632-2 Dobro‘s Best:Columbus Stockade Blues; Beneath The Willow; Late Last Night; Sunday In The Mountains; Mountain Dew; Black Smoke; Rabbit In The Log; Oswald's Dobro Chimes; Weary, Weary Blues; Island March; Why Not Confess; Walk That Lonesome Valley - 08 (all tracks from SLP-192)

SINGLES
Starday (1962)
45-602 Beneath The Willow / Black Smoke - 09-62

Sheila Taylor

by Praguefrank
SESSIONS


ca. February 1975 poss. Hollywood, CA – Sheila Taylor (Producer: Steve Stone)
001 HOW IMPORTANT CAN IT BE? ME-6013 F
002 63236 SHE SATISFIES ME-6013 F/1C 054 98526
HITSVILLE – A NEW GENERATION OF COUNTRY MUSIC (GER, 1976)

SINGLES
Melodyland (1975)
ME 601F She Satisfies / How Important Can It Be? – 23-05-75

Eddie Fontaine (Eddie Reardon)

Edward Reardon, *06-03-1927 Springfield, MA, +13-04-1992)
by Praguefrank, Michel Ruppli with help of RCS site
SESSIONS

ca January 1955 unknown - Eddie Fontaine (Neal Hefti & The Excells)
001 F4-PB-0948 ROCK LOVE X 4X-0096/Teenager CD-603
002 F4-PB-0949 ALL MY LOVE BELONGS TO YOU X 4X-0096/Teenager CD-603
early 1955 unknown - Eddie Fontaine (Sid Bass Orchestra & The Excells)
003 F4-PB-1140 I’M THROUGH CHASIN’ AFTER YOU X 4X-0128/CD 603
004 F4-PB-1495 I MISS YOU SO X 4X-0108/CD 603
005 F4-PB-1496 ON BENDED KNEE X 4X-0108/CD 603
006 F4-PB-3297 ROLLIN’ STONE X 4X-0128/CD 603
ca June 1955 unknown - Eddie Fontaine (Orchestra & chorus conducted by Marty Gold)
007 F4-PB-4562 THE RAIN SONG 4X-0151/CD 603
008 F4-PB-4563 POOR LITTLE MONDAY X 4X-0151
1955 unknown - Eddie Fontaine (Orchestra & chorus conducted by Marty Gold)
009 F4-PB-8014 TURN THE LIGHT ON X 4X-0184
010 F4-PB-8015 BOOM-DE-DE-BOOM X 4X-0184/CD 603
January 1966 unknown - Eddie Fontaine (Orchestra & chorus conducted by Joe Thomas)
011 G4-PB-1136 I LOOK AT YOU Vik 4X-0193
012 G4-PB-1137 HERE 'TIS Vik 4X-0193/CD 603
013 G4-PB-1138 STAND ON THAT ROCK Vik 4X-0203/CD 603
014 G4-PB-1139 BABY YOU DID THIS TO ME Vik 4X-0203/CD 603
27 July 1956 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City - Eddie Fontaine (Orchestra dr. by Jack Pleis)
015 100343 HOMESICK BLUES Decca 9-30256/CD 603 CR 30266
016 100344 INTO EACH LIFE SOME RAIN MUST FALL 9-30042/Charly CR-30266
017 100345 COOL IT BABY 9-30042/CD 603
possibly from this session
018 TRYIN' TO GET TO YOU Charly CR 30266
late September 1956 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City - Eddie Fontaine, * & Karen Chandler (Orchestra dir. by Jack Pleis)
019 100685 THE YEARS BEFORE 9-30108/CR-30266
020 100686 A ROSE AND A BABY RUTH 9-30108/CR-30266
021 100687 TIL TONIGHT* 9-30121
022 100688 AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED* 9-30121
ca October 1956 unknown – Eddie Fontaine
023 IT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN NO MORE Jalo 102/CD 603
024 WHERE IS DE WOMAN Jalo 102/CD 603
19 December 1956 Music City Recordings, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN - Eddie Fontaine
025 101233/NA 9622 EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI 9-30202/Charly CR-30266
026 101234/NA 9623 I‘LL BE THERE 9-30202/ Charly CR-30266
027 101235/NA 9624 RUN, ELMER, RUN Charly CR-3026
4 February 1957 Bradley Film & Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN - Eddie Fontaine
028 101576/NA 9651 FUN LOVIN‘ 9-30446/Charly CR 30266
029 101577/NA 9652 LIZA unissued
030 101578/NA 9653 LACK OF MONEY unissued
031 101579/NA 9654 MONEY 9-30256
032 101580/NA 9655 BAMBOO BLUES unissued
30 April 1957 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City - Eddie Fontane (orchestra conducted by Sid Bass)
033 102385 ONE AND ONLY 9-30338/CR 30266 CD 603
034 102386 HONKY TONK MAN 9-30446/CD 30266
035 102387 HEY MARIE, ROCK WITH ME 9-30338/CD 30266
March 1958 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City - Eddie Reardon & The Three Friends
036 104708 WHO IS EDDIE? Brunswick 9-55062/CR 30266
037 104709 JUST TRYIN' (TO WIN YOUR LOVE) Brunswick 9-55062/CR 30266
ca April 1958 unknown – Eddie Fontaine
038 GOODNESS, IT'S GLADYS! Chancellor 45-C-1018/CD 603
039 MIDDLE OF THE ROAD Chancellor 45-C-1018/CD 603
1958 [demo session] unknown – Eddie Fontaine
03901/040 8746 NOTHIN' SHAKIN' (BUT THE LEAVES ON THE TREES) Argo 5309/CD 603
03902/041 8747 DON’T YA KNOW Argo 5309/BCD 16123 CD 603
ca June 1958 unknown – Eddie Fontaine, * Gerry Granahan (Arnie Goland Orchestra)
042 M 109 NOTHIN' SHAKIN' (BUT THE LEAVES ON THE TREES) Sunbeam S-105 Argo 5309/CD 603
043 M 110 OH WONDERFUL NI9GHT* Sunbeam S-105
044 J8OW-9903 I'M READY AS I'LL EVER BE S-112/CD 603
045 J8OW-9904 NOBODY ELSE CAN HANDLE THIS JOB BUT ME S-112/CD 603
ca October 1958 unknown – Eddie Fontaine (Arnie Goland Orchestra)
046 5135 LOVE EYES S-118/CD 603
047 5136 SOMETHIN’ CHA CHA S-118/CD 603
ca September 1962 unknown – Eddie Fontaine (Orchestra Conducted by Don Ralke)
048 EX 12764 MY HEART BELONGS TO YOU WB 5313/Patti LP 8002
049 EX 12765 ALL THAT I WANT IS YOU WB 5345
050 EX 12766 I’M GONNA SETTLE DOWN WB 5313/Patti LP 8002
051 EX 12767 (IT’S NO) SIN WB 5345/LP-8002
1965 unknown – Eddie Fontaine (Producer: Dave Pell)
052 WAY DOWN HOME Liberty 55776
053 BLUE ROSES Liberty 55776
054 LB-2117 IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU 55823
055 LB-2118 I NEED YOU 55823
1967 unknown – Eddie Reardon
056 WHAT YOU WANT ME TO BE Roly R-001
057 O, MIA PICCINA Roly R-001
1980s unknown – Eddie Reardon
058 YOUR PLACE FOR LOVE Shangri-La 20001
059 TALK TO ME Shangri-La 20001
060 MABLE MURPHY Shangri-La 20001
061 I'D NEVER ASK FOR A LIFE TIME Shangri-La 20001
062 HOME MADE LOVE Shangri-La 20001
063 LYIN' EYES Shangri-La 20001
064 GRANDMA Shangri-La 20001
065 LET YOUR LOVE FLOW Shangri-La 20001
066 ROSES ARE RED PEOPLE ARE BLUE Shangri-La 20001


ALBUMS
Shangri-La 20001 With Love: Your Place For Love; Talk To Me; Mable Murphy /I'd Never Ask For A Life Time; Home Made Love; Lyin' Eyes; Grandma; Let Your Love Flow; Roses Are Red People Are Blue – 8-
Patti [AUS] LP-8002 Cool It Baby!: Nothin' Shakin'; Rock Love; One And Only; Don't Ya Know; Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall; Goodness It's Glady's; Here Tis; On Bended Knees; Boom-De-De-Boom; Nobody Can Handle This Job But Me; Cool It Baby; Who Is Eddie?; Honky Tonk Man; Middle Of The Road; East Of The Mississippi; Hey Marie, Rock With Me; Love Eyes; It's No Sin; I'm Gonna Settle Down; Nothin' Shakin' – 8-
Jalo [GER] 33102 Nothin’ Shakin’: Nothin' Shakin'; Don't Ya Know; It Ain't Gonna Happen No More; Where Is De Woman; Goodness, It's Gladys !; Middle Of The Road; Here 'tis; Stand On That Rock; Baby You Did This To Me; Way Down Home; Nothin' Shakin' II; Nobody Else Can Handle This Job But Me; Love Eyes; I'm Ready As I'll Ever Be; Somethin' Cha Cha; Rock Love; On Bended Knee; Boom-De-De-Boom; Rollin' Stone; The Rain Song - 86
Charly [UK] CR-30266 Rock With Me: Hey Marie, Rock With Me; Cook It Baby; One And Only; Honky Tonk Man; Who's Eddie; Just Tryin'; Don't Ya Know; Nothin' Shakin' (But The Leaves On The Trees); Run Elmer Run; Fun Lovin'; Years Before; I'll Be There; Homesick Blues; East Of Mississippi; You Can't See The Sun When You're Crying; Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall - 87
Big Beat [FRA] 7931732 Cool It, Baby: Nothin' Shakin'; Cool It Baby; Just Tryin'; Hey Marie ! Rock With Me; Honky Tonk Man; Fun Lovin'; Run Elmer Run; The Years Before; I'll Be There; Homesick Blues; East Of Mississippi; You Can't See The Sun When You're Crying; Into Each Life Some Rain; One And Only; Who's Eddie ?; Don't Ya Know; Rock And Roll Baby [Bill Darnellt]; On Bended Knee; I Miss You So; Rock Love; Rollin' Stone; Monday Poor Monday; The Rain Song; Here 'tis; Trying To Get To You - 89 (reissued in 1990 on EMI 93173 Who’s Eddie and in 1996 as BBR-00039, also on Musidisc DCA 107812 Cool It Baby in 1991)
Teenager [DEN] CD-603 Nothin' Shakin': Nothin' Shakin' [Argo]; Don't Ya Know; It Ain't Gonna Happen No More; Cool It Baby; Where Is De] Woman; Goodness, It's Gladys!; Middle Of The Road; Here 'Tis; Stand On That Rock; Baby You Did This To Me; Way Down Home; One And Only; All My Love Belongs To You; East Of The Mississippi; Homesick Blues; Nobody Else Can Handle This Job But Me; Love Eyes; I'm Ready As I'll Ever Be; Somethin' Cha-Cha; Rock Love; On Bended Knee; Boom-De-De-Boom; Rollin' Stone; The Rain Song; I Miss You So; Money; I'm Through Chasing After You; I'll Be There; Nothin' Shakin' (But The Leaves On The Trees) – 9-

SINGLES
X/*Vik (1954-56)
4X-0096 Rock Love / All My Love Belongs To You – 01-55 (rev. Jan. 29)
4X-0108 I Miss You So / On Bended Knee – 03-55 (rev. March 26)
4X-0128 Rollin' Stone / I'm Through Chasing After You – 05-55 (rev. May 14)
4X-0151 Poor Little Monday / The Rain Song – 07-55 (rev. July 16)
4X-0184 De-De-Boom / Turn The Light On – 55
*4X-0193 I Look At You / Here 'Tis – 02-56 (rev. Feb. 11)
*4X-0203 Stand On That Rock / Baby You Did This To Me – 04-56 (rev, Apr. 14)
Decca (1956-57)
9-30042 Cool It Baby / Each Life Some Rain Must Fall – 08-56 (rev. Aug. 25)
9-30108 A Rose And A Baby Ruth / The Years Before – 10-56 (rev. Oct. 20)
Jalo 102 It Ain't Gonna Happen No More / Where Is De Woman – 11-56 (rev. Nov. 10)
9-30121 As Far As I'm Concerned / Til Tonight – 11-56 w.Karen Chandler
9-30202 East Of The Mississippi / I'll Be There – 02-57 (rev. Apr. 21)
9-30256 Money / Homesick Blues – 03-57 (rev. March 23)
9-30338 One And Only / Hey Marie, Rock With Me – 05-57 (rev. May 20)
9-30446 Honky Tonk Man / Fun Lovin' – 09-57 (rev. Sept. 23)
Brunswick
9-55062 Who Is Eddie? / Just Tryin' (To Win Your Love) – 04-58 (rev. Apr. 21) as Eddie Reardon
Chancellor
45-C-1018 Goodness, It's Gladys! / Middle Of The Road – 05-58 (rev. June 2)
Sunbeam
S-105 Nothin' Shakin' (But The Leaves On The Trees) / Oh, Wonderful Night – 07-58 (rev. July 14)
112 Nobody Else Can Handle This Job But Me / I'm Ready As I'll Ever Be – 10-58 (rev. Oct. 6) w.Gerry Granahan
118 Somethin' Cha-Cha / Love Eyes – 11-58
Argo (demo tracks)
5309 Nothin' Shakin' / Don't Ya Know – 07-58 (rev. Aug. 4)
Warner Brothers (1962 as Eddie Reardon)
5313 I'm Gonna Settle Down / My Heart Belongs To You – 10-62 (rev. Oct. 6)
5345 All That I Want Is You / (It's No) Sin – 02-63 (#18)
Liberty (1965)
F-55776 Way Down Home / Blue Roses - 65
F-55823 It Can Happen To You / I Need You – 24-08-65
Roly (1967)
R-001 What You Want Me To Be / O, Mia Piccina - 67

Deford Bailey

*14-12-1899 near Nashville, TN, +02-07-1982
by Tony Russell, Praguefrank
SESSIONS

1 April 1927 Atlanta, GA – Deford Bailey (Deford Bailey [harmonica])
001 W143846-1-2 PAN AMERICAN EXPRESS Columbia unissued
002 W143847-1-2 HESITATION MAMA unissued
18 April 1927 New York City - Deford Bailey (Deford Bailey [harmonica])
003 E22475*/6 PAN AMERICAN BLUES Vocalion 5180 Brunswick 146/ Matchbox MSE-218
*master
19 April 1927 New York City - Deford Bailey (Deford Bailey [harmonica])
004 E22501*/2 DIXIE FLYER BLUES Vocalion 5180 Brunswick 146/ Matchbox MSE-218
005 E22503/4* UP COUNTRY BLUES Brunswick 147/ Matchbox MSE-218
006 E22505/6* EVENING PRAYER BLUES Vocalion 5147 Brunswick 148/Matchbox MSE-218
007 E22507/8* MUSCLE SHOAL BLUES Brunswick 147/ Matchbox MSE-218
008 E22509/10* OLD HEN CACKLE Vocalion 5190/ Matchbox MSE-218
009 E22511 ALCOHOLIC BLUES Vocalion 5147 Brunswick 148/ Matchbox MSE-218
010 E22512 FOX CHASE Vocalion 5190/ Matchbox MSE-218
2 October 1928 Nashville, TN – Deford Bailey (Deford Bailey [harmonica])
011 BVE-47110-1-2 LOST JOHN Victor unissued
012 BVE-47111-2 JOHN HENRY 23336 23831/ Matchbox MSE-218 RCA CPL2-9507
013 BVE-47112-1 ICE WATER BLUES 38014 Bluebird B-5147 Montgomery Ward M-4910/ Matchbox MSE-218
014 BVE-47113-1-2 KANSAS CITY BLUES unissued
015 BVE-47114-1-2 CASEY JONES unissued
016 BVE-47115-1-2 WOOD STREET BLUES unissued
017 BVE-47116-1 DAVIDSON COUNTY BLUES 38014 Bluebird B-5147 Montgomery Ward M-4910/ Matchbox MSE-218
018 BVE-47117-1-2 NASHVILLE BLUES unissued
1974/1976 Deford Bailey’s Home, Nashville, TN – Deford Bailey (Deford Bailey [harmonica])
019 PAN AMERICAN TFS-122
020 AIN'T GONNA RAIN NO MORE TFS-122
021 LOST JOHN TFS-122
022 ALCOHOLIC BLUES TFS-122
023 COW COW BLUES TFS-122
024 JOHN HENRY TFS-122
025 SPEECH ABOUT HARPS TFS-122
026 OLD HEN CACKLE [TAKE 1] TFS-122
027 SWEET MARIE TFS-122
028 BLACK MAN BLUES TFS-122
029 RED RIVER VALLEY TFS-122
030 GOTTA SEE MAMA EVERY NIGHT TFS-122
031 WELCOME TABLE TFS-122
032 KANSAS CITY BLUES TFS-122
033 STOVE PIPE BLUES TFS-122
034 SPEECH ABOUT WATER AND HARPS TFS-122
035 SHOE SHINE BOY TFS-122
036 SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT TFS-122
037 TALK ABOUT GRANDFATHER TFS-122
038 HESITATION BLUES TFS-122
039 OLD HEN CACKLE [TAKE 2] TFS-122
040 SAINTS TFS-122
041 DON'T GET WEARY CHILDREN TFS-122
042 SOOK COW TFS-122
043 DOWN THE ROAD A PIECE TFS-122
044 EVENING PRAYER TFS-122


ALBUMS
Tennessee Folklore Society TFS-122 The Legendary Deford Bailey: Country Music's First Black Star: Pan American; Ain't Gonna Rain No More; Lost John; Alcoholic Blues; Cow Cow Blues; John Henry; Speech About Harps; Old Hen Cackle [take 1]; Sweet Marie; Black Man Blues; Red River Valley; Gotta See Mama Every Night; Welcome Table; Kansas City Blues; Stove Pipe Blues; Speech About Water And Harps; Shoe Shine Boy; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; Talk About Grandfather; Hesitation Blues; Old Hen Cackle [take 2]; Saints; Don't Get Weary Children; Sook Cow; Down The Road A Piece; Evening Prayer – 98 (also on Revenant 208)
Matchbox MSE-218 Harmonica Showcase: [De Ford Bailey:] Pan-American Blues; Dixie-Flyer Blues; Up Country Blues; Evening Prayer Blues; Muscle Shoals Blues; Old Hen Cackle; The Alcoholic Blues; Fox Chase; John Henry; Ice Water Blues; Davidson County Blues; [D.H. "Bert" Bilbro:] C. & N.W. Blues; Mohana Blues; Yes Indeed I Do; We're Gonna Have A Good Time Tonight; Chester Blues – 10-85 Deford Bailey, D.H.Bilbro

SINGLES
Brunswick
146 Pan American Blues / Dixie Flyer Blues – 27 (reissued on Vocalion 5180)
147 Up Country Blues / Muscle Shoal Blues - 27
148 Evening Prayer Blues / Alcoholic Blues – 27 (reissued on Vocalion 5147)
Vocalion 5190 Old Hen Cackle / Fox Chase
Victor
23336 John Henry / [Noah Lewis] –
23831 John Henry / [D.H.Bilbro] -
38014 Ice Water Blues / Davidson County Blues – (reissued on Bluebird B-5147. Montmomery Ward M-4910)

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.