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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Ray Whitley

2nd version
By Tony Russell (Country Discography 1921-1942), Praguefrank, Murray Kirch

SESSIONS also member of Frank Luther Trio
17 September 1934 ARC Recording Studio, 55W, 16th St., New York City – Ray Whitley,* & Odis Elder (Ray Whitley [vcl/gt], Odis Elder [vcl*], ? [fiddle], Bob Miller [piano])
001 15961-2 HAVE YOU WRITTEN MOTHER LATELY * BA33183 ME13150 OR8379 RO5379 CQ8383 PE13047/BACM CD D 006
002 15962-1 THE MORRO CASTLE DISASTER BA33183 ME13150 OR8379 RO5379 CQ8383 PE13047/ BACM CD D 006
20 September 1934 ARC Recording Studio, 55W, 16th St., New York City – Ray Whitley & Odis Elder (Ray Whitley [vcl/gt], Odis Elder [vcl], prob. Bob Miller [piano], poss. Frank Novak [bass clarinet] + more unknown musicians)
ON THE OLD SETTEE! BA33265 ME13232 OR8400 RO5400 PE13085 CQ8401¢003 15987-1 SITTIN
004 15988-2 OLD WISHING WELL BA33265 ME13232 OR8400 RO5400 PE13085 CQ8401
24 September 1934 ARC Recording Studio, 55W, 16th St., New York City – Ray Whitley (unknow musicians)
005 15962-2 THE MORRO CASTLE DISASTER unissued
5 October 1934 ARC Recording Studio, 55W, 16th St., New York City – Ray Whitley & Odis Elder (Ray Whitley [vcl/gt], Odis Elder [vcl], prob. Bob Miller [piano] + more unknown musicians)
006 16039 BIG BALL IN TEXAS unissued
007 16040-2 SINGING A SONG IN SING SING BA33252 ME13219 CQ8436 OR8397 RO5397 PE13079/BACM CD D 006
27 October 1934 ARC Recording Studio, 55W, 16th St., New York City – Ray Whitley (unknown musicians)
008 162790-1 PRETTY BOY FLOYD BA33252 ME13219 OR8397 PE13079 RO5397 CQ8436
17 January 1935 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Buck Nation & Ray Whitley (Buck Nation [vcl/gt], Ray Whitley [vcl/gt], Bill Butler [steel], Jake Watts [bass], prob. Bill Benner [fiddle]. Producer: David Kapp)
009 39254-B END OF MEMORY LANE Decca 5065 [take A] Brunswick SA879
010 39255-A SHACKLE SHACK ON THE HILL Decca 5065 SA879/BACM CD D 006
SA879 issued in RSA
15 February 1935 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Ray Whitley, * & Buck Nation (Buck Nation [vcl*/gt], Ray Whitley [vcl/gt], Bill Butler [steel], Jake Watts [bass], prob. Bill Benner [fiddle]. Producer: David Kapp)
011 39362-A GREENBACK DOLLAR 5078/BACM CD D 006
012 39363-A BIG BAD BLUES 5078/BACM CD D 006
013 39364 SWEET LITTLE SOMEONE unissued
014 39365-A-B MY PRAIRIE PRIDE unissued
015 39366-A VINE COVERED CHURCH * 5114
016 39367-A NEWLY MOULDED MOUND * 5114
22 August 1935 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Ray Whitley (Ray Whitley [vcl/gt], Bill Butler [bass], Bill Benner [fiddle]. Producer: David Kapp)
017 39873-AA WILL RODGERS 5132
018 39874-A LAST FLIGHT OF WILEY POST 5132
27 February 1936 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Ray Whitley (Ray Whitley [vcl/gt], Ken Card [banjo], Bill Butler [bass], Bill Benner [fiddle]. Producer: David Kapp)
019 60582-A SADDLE YOUR BLUES TO WILD 5195
020 60583-A WAH-HOO 5195/BACM CD D 006
2 March 1936 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Ray Whitley (Ray Whitley [vcl/gt], Ken Card [banjo], Bill Butler [bass], Bill Benner [fiddle]. Producer: David Kapp)
021 60599-A MY ALABAMMY HOME 5205
022 60851-A BLUE YODEL BLUES 5205/BACM CD D 006
27 October 1936 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Ray Whitley’s Rangers (Ray Whitley [vcl/gt], Willie Phelps [gt/washboard], Ken Card [banjo], Norman Phelps [bass], Earl Phelps [fiddle], Happy Daw [accordion])
023 61349-A TRAILIN‘ 5285
024 61350-A-B I SAW YOUR FACE IN THE MOON 5293
025 61351-A YOU TOOK MY CANDY 5293/BACM CD D 006
026 61352-A JUST A LITTLE COUGH DROP 5285/BACM CD D 006
26 October 1938 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Ray Whitley’s Rangers (Ray Whitley [vcl/gt], Willie Phelps [gt/washboard], Ken Card [banjo], Norman Phelps [bass], Earl Phelps [fiddle])
027 64700-AA THE COWBOY AND THE LADY 5617/BACM CD D 006
028 64701-A BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN 5628/BACM CD D 006
029 64702-A COME ON BOYS, WE’RE RIDING INTO TOWN 5617/BACM CD D 006
030 64703-A ON THE PAINTED DESERT 5628
19 August 1941 [15:30-17:30] CBS Studio (Radio Station KNX), 6121 Gower & Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Ray Whitley & His Six Bar Cowboys (Ray Whitley [vcl/gt], Fred Rose [duet vcl -*], Ken Carl [gt], Onie Hass [gt], Walter Jecker [bass], Spade Cooley [fiddle])
031 H 454-1 WHEN YOU TOOK YOUR LOVE AWAY Conqueror 9863 OKeh 06454/BACM CD D 006
032 H 455-1 PLEASE DON’T FORGET ME DEAR Conquror 9864
033 H 456-1 DARLING, DON’T CRY OVER ME -* Conqueror 9864
034 H 457-1 HOW WAS I TO KNOW -* Conqueror 9863 OKeh 06454/BACM CD D 006
1946 Philadelphia, PA – Ray Whitley and The Santa Fe Rangers
035 BETWEEN THE LINES Cowboy CR-301
036 JUKEBOX CANNONBALL Cowboy CR-301
ca 1947 Philadelphia, PA – Ray Whitley and The Santa Fe Rangers
037 TEN GALLON STETSON Cowboy CR-302
038 WITHIN THIS BROKEN HEART Cowboy CR-302
ca 1948 Philadelphia, PA – Ray Whitley and The Santa Fe Rangers
039 HOW COULD SO MANY PEOPLE BE SO WRONG? Cowboy CR-303
040 WHY DO I CRY OVER YOU? Cowboy CR-303
ca Fall 1948 Los Angeles – Ray Whitley [purchased masters]
041 C 2247 I WISH I’D BEEN SATISFIED WITH YOU Apollo 195/
042 C 2248 YOU’RE BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE NOW Apollo 195/BACM CD D 006
043 GOD IS NOW SPEAKING Apollo 196
044 GUIDE MY MIND Apollo 196
Ray Whitley recorded after 1948, some info in albums list

ALBUMS
Master Classics 83853 Country And Western Classics: Great Speckled Bird; Blue Tail Fly; Why Do I Cry Over You; Song Of The Timberland; Moon Over The Andes; Blue Rose Of The Rio; My Heart Says Giddap; Ten Gallon Stetson; Smiles Turn To Tears; Dilly Dally Polka; Drink One On The House - ?
BACM [UK] CD D 006 Back in the Saddle Again: Swaller-Tail Coat; Back In The Saddle Again; Big Bad Blues; Come On Boys We’re Ridin’ Into Town; The Cowboy And The Lady; Singing A Song In Sing Sing; End Of Memory Lane; That Green Back Dollar Bill; Blue Yodel Blues; When You Took Your Love Away; Have You Written Mother Lately; How Was I To Know; Just A Little Cough Drop; Mist Around The Prairie Moon Tonight; The Morro Castle Disaster; Ramshackled Shack On The Hill; Trailin’; Wah Hoo; You’re Barking Up The Wrong Tree Now; Radio Interview – 04
SINGLES
ARC (1934)
Meloton
13150 Have You Written Mother Lately / The Morro Castle Disaster – 34 (also Banner 33183, Oriole 8379, Romeo 5379, Perfect 13047, Conqueror 8383)
12219 Singing A Song In Sing Sing / Pretty Boy Floyd – 34 (also Banner 33252, Oriole 8397, Romeo 5397, Perfect 13079, Conqueror 8436)
13232 On The Old Settee! / Old Wishing Well – 35 (also Banner 33265,¢Sittin Oriole 8400, Romeo 5400, Perfect 13085, Conqueror 8401)
Decca (1935-38)
5065 End Of Memory Lane / Shackle Shack On The Hill – 01-35
5078 Greenback Dollar / Big Bad Blues – 03-35
5114 Vine Covered Church / Newly Moulded Mound – 07-35 w. Buck Nation
5132 Will Rodgers / Last Flight Of Wiley Post – 10-35
5195 Saddle Your Blues To Wild / Wah-Hoo - 02-36
5205 My Alabammy Home / Blue Yodel Blues – 04-36
5285 Trailin‘ / Just A Little Cough Drop – 11-36
5293 I Saw Your Face In The Moon / You Took My Candy – 11-36
5617 The Cowboy And The Lady / Come On Boys, We’re Riding Into Town – 11-38
5628 Back In The Saddle Again / On The Painted Desert – 12-38
Columbia (1941)
OKeh
06454 When You Took Your Love Away / How Was I To Know -11-41 (reissued on Conqueror 9863)
Conquerer
9864 Please Don’t Forget Me Dear / Darling, Don’t Cry Over Me – 12-41
Cowboy (1946-48) as Ray Whitley and The Santa Fe Rangers
CR-301 Between the Lines / Jukebox Cannonball - 12-46 (adv. May 17, 1947)
CR-302 Ten Gallon Stetson / Within This Broken Heart - 05-47 (rev. Nov. 15)
CR-303 How Could So Many People Be So Wrong? / Why Do I Cry Over You? - 03-49 (rev. April 2)
Apollo (1948)
195 I Wish I’d Been Satisfied With You / You’re Barking Up The Wrong Tree Now – ca 11-48 (rev. Jan 22)
196 God Is Now Speaking / Guide My Mind - 48

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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
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