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Monday, May 28, 2012

Velvets (Virgil Johnson)

by Praguefrank, Bill Daniels, Carl G. Cederblad
SESSIONS


ca. February 1961 RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins St., Nashville, TN – The Velvets featuring Virgil Johnson (Virgil Johnson [ld vcl], Clarence Rigsby [lld tenor], Robert Thursby [tenor], William Solomon [baritone], Mark Prince [bass] + Bob Moore [bass], Floyd Cramer [piano, Boots Randolph [sax] + more unknown musicians. Producer: Fred Foster)
001 MO-636 TIME AND AGAIN  Monument 45-435/Sony Sp.P. A-21475 Ace  CDCHD-625 Collectables COL-CD-6055
002 MO-637/B8W-375* THAT LUCKY OLD SUN  45-435 45-512 WS8-03470/SLP 18010 Sony Sp.P. A-21475 Ace  CDCHD-625 Collectables COL-CD-6055
003 MO-638 SPRING FEVER  45-441 45-515/ Sony Sp.P. A-21475  Ace  CDCHD-625
004 MO-639/B8W-373* TONIGHT (COULD BE THE NIGHT)  45-441 45-515* WS8-03470/SLP 18010 (stereo) Sony Sp. Products A-21475 Ace  CDCHD-625 Collectables COL-CD-6055
ca. July 1961 RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins St., Nashville, TN – the Velvets featuring Virgil Johnson (Virgil Johnson [ld vcl], Clarence Rigsby [lld tenor], Robert Thursby [tenor], William Solomon [baritone], Mark Prince [bass] + Bob Moore [bass], boots Randolph [sax] + more unknown musicians)
005 MO-707 LAUGH  45-448/ Sony Sp.P. A-21475 Ace  CDCHD-625 Collectables COL-CD-6055
006 MO-708 LANA  45-448/ Sony Sp.P. A-21475 Ace  CDCHD-625
8-9 February 1962 RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins St., Nashville, TN – the Velvets featuring Virgil Johnson (Virgil Johnson [ld vcl], Clarence Rigsby [lld tenor], Robert Thursby [tenor], William Solomon [baritone], Mark Prince [bass] + Bob Moore [bass], boots Randolph [sax] + more unknown musicians) [mx MO 781-783]
007 MO-780 LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL 45-464/ Sony Sp.P. A-21475 Ace  CDCHD-625 Collectables COL-CD-6055
008 MO-781? BIRD DOG  Monument unissued/Ace  CDCHD-625
009 MO-782 THE LOVE EXPRESS 45-458/ Ace  CDCHD-625
010 MO-783 DON’T LET HIM TAKE MY BABY 45-458/ Ace  CDCHD-625
May 1962 RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins St., Nashville, TN – the Velvets featuring Virgil Johnson (Virgil Johnson [ld vcl], Clarence Rigsby [lld tenor], Robert Thursby [tenor], William Solomon [baritone], Mark Prince [bass] + Bob Moore [bass], boots Randolph [sax] + more unknown musicians)
011 KISS ME Monument unissued/Ace  CDCHD-625 Collectables COL-CD-6055
012 WHO HAS THE RIGHT  Monument unissued/ Sony Sp.P. A-21475 Ace  CDCHD-625 Collectables COL-CD-6055
013 MO-823 THE LIGHTS GO ON, THE LIGHTS GO OFF 45-464/ Ace  CDCHD-625
014 /A2W-168 DAWN 45-810/ Ace  CDCHD-625
February 1963 Nashville, TN -  The Velvets featuring Virgil Johnson (Virgil Johnson [ld vcl], Clarence Rigsby [lld tenor], Robert Thursby [tenor], William Solomon [baritone], Mark Prince [bass] + Bob Moore [bass], boots Randolph [sax] + more unknown musicians)
015 MY LOVE  Monument unissued/ Sony Sp.P. A-21475 Ace  CDCHD-625 Collectables COL-CD-6055
016 B2W-167 CRYING IN THE CHAPEL  45-810/ Sony Sp.P. A-21475 Ace  CDCHD-625 Collectables COL-CD-6055
017 BE EVER MINE  Monument unissued/ Sony Sp.P. A-21475Ace  CDCHD-625 Collectables COL-CD-6055
January 1964 Nashville, TN -  The Velvets featuring Virgil Johnson (Virgil Johnson [ld vcl], Clarence Rigsby [lld tenor], Robert Thursby [tenor], William Solomon [baritone], Mark Prince [bass] + poss. Bob Moore [bass], boots Randolph [sax] + more unknown musicians)
018 C1W-427 NIGHTMARE 45-836 / Ace  CDCHD-625
019 C1W-428 HERE COMES THAT SONG AGAIN 45-836/ Ace  CDCHD-625 Collectables COL-CD-6055
September 1964 Nashville, TN - The Velvets featuring Virgil Johnson (+ Boots Randolph [sax] + more unknown musicians. Producer: Ray Stevens) [mx prob.  C9W-576/9]
020 C9W-576 IF  45-861/ Ace  CDCHD-625 Collectables COL-CD-6055
021 I'M TRUSTING IN YOU  Monument unissued/Ace  CDCHD-625 Collectables COL-CD-6055
022 /E5W-854 LET THE FOOL KISS YOU (BUT DON'T LET THE KISS FOOL YOU) 45-861 45-961/ Ace  CDCHD-625 Collectables COL-CD-6055
023 ALICIA  Monument unissued/Ace  CDCHD-625 Collectables COL-CD-6055
1961/1966 Nashville, TN - The Velvets featuring Virgil Johnson
024 YOU DONE ME BAD  Monument unissued/Ace  CDCHD-625
025 ALMOST BUT NOT QUITE  Monument unissued/Ace  CDCHD-625
026 POISON LOVE Monument unissued/Ace  CDCHD-625
027 I CAN FEEL IT Monument unissued/Ace  CDCHD-625 Collectables COL-CD-6055
028 THAT'S OUT OF MY LINE Monument unissued/Ace  CDCHD-625
May 1966 Nashville, TN - The Velvets featuring Virgil Johnson (Producer: Ray Stevens)
029 E5W-853 BABY, THE MAGIC IS GONE 45-961/ Ace  CDCHD-625 Collectables COL-CD-6055
030 HUSBANDS AND WIVES  Monument unissued/Ace  CDCHD-625
recording sessions for unissued Monument tracks was estimated

ALBUMS
Sony Special Products A-21475 Tonight (Could Be The Night): Tonight (Could Be The Night); That Lucky Old Sun; Spring Fever; Lana; My Love; Crying In The Chapel; Be Evermine; Laugh; Let The Good Times Roll; Kiss Me; Who Has The Right; Time And Again - 89
Ace [UK] CDCHD-625 The Complete Velvets, 1961-1966: Tonight (Could Be The Night); Time And Again; Spring Fever; That Lucky Old Sun; Laugh; Lana; Love Express; Don't Let Him Take My Baby; Let The Good Times Roll; Light Goes On, The Light Goes Off; Crying In The Chapel; Dawn; Here Comes That Song Again; Nightmare; If; Let The Fool Kiss You; Baby The Magic Is Gone; Be Ever Mine; You Done Me Bad; Kiss Me; Alicia; Bird Dog; My Love; Who Has The Right; I'm Trusting In You; Almost But Not Quite; Husbands And Wives; I Can Feel It; Poison Love; That's Out Of My Line – 03-96
Collectables COL-CD-6055 Tonight Could Be The Night: Tonight (Could Be The Night); That Lucky Old Sun; Spring Fever; Lana; My Love; Crying In The Chapel; Be Ever Mine; Laugh; Let The Good Times Roll; Kiss Me; Who Has The Right; Time And Again; Here Comes That Song Again; If; I'm Trusting In You; Alicia; I Can Feel It; Baby The Magic Is Gone – 03-99 (sampler)


SINGLES
Monument (1960-66)
45-435 That Lucky Old Sun / Time And Again – 03-61
45-441 Tonight (could Be The Night) / Spring Fever - 05-61 (rev. July 10)
45-448 Lana / Laugh – 08-61
45-458 Don't Let Him Take My Baby / The Love Express – 12-61
45-464 Let The Good Times Roll / The Lights Go On, The Lights Go Off – 06-62
45-810 Crying In The Chapel / Dawn – 03-63
45-512 That Lucky Old Sun/ ? – 63 (reissue)
45-515 Tonight (could Be The Night) / Spring Fever – 63 (reissue)
45-836 Nightmare / Here Comes That Song Again – 03-64
45-861 If / Let the Fool Kiss You (But Don't Let the Kiss Fool You) – 10-64
45-961 Baby the Magic Is Gone / Let the Fool Kiss You (But Don't Let the Kiss Fool You) - 08-66
WS8-03470 Tonight (could Be The Night) / That Lucky Old Sun - 82

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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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