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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Merritt Smith

by Tony Russell (Country discography 1921-1942)
SESSIONS
11 March 1929 Atlanta, GA – Merritt Smith and Keith Pooser (The Two Larks) (Merritt Smith [duet vcl], Keith Pooser [duet vcl] + unknown musicians)
001 W402275-B THE OLD RUGGED CROSS OKeh 45326
002 W402276-A SOFTLY AND TENDERLY 45326
003 W402277 IN A GARDEN unissued
004 W402278-B CAROLINA MOON 45318
005 W402279 DOWN AMONG THE SUGAR CANE unissued
006 W402280-A SLEEPY HEAD 45318
10 July 1929 OKeh Recording Studio, 11 Union Sq., New York City – Merritt Smith and Keith Pooser (The Two Larks) (Merritt Smith [duet vcl], Keith Pooser [duet vcl] + unknown musicians)
007 W402518 TAKE THE NAME OF JESUS WITH YOU unissued
008 W402519 DEATH IS ONLY A DREAM 45474
009 W402520 THE BEAUTIFUL GARDEN OF PRAYER 45474
010 W402521 SOMEWHERE unissued
011 W402522–A-B MEMORIES OF HOME 45362
012 W402523 GOOD BYE ELIZA JANE unissued
013 W402524 THE LONESOME ROAD 45362
18 August 1930 Gennett Recording Studio, Woodside, Long Island, NY – Merritt Smith (Merritt Smith [vcl/gt])
014 GEX-2755-A SHE WAS BRED IN OLD KENTUCKY Challenge 33064
015 GEX-2756-A DEAR OLD SOUTHERN MOON rejected
016 GEX-2757-A I GOT A GIRL IN TENNESSEE rejected
017 GEX-2758-A GOING BACK TO DIXIE rejected
30 September 1931 Gennett Recording Studio, Starr Piano Company Building, Whitewater Gorge Park, Richmond, IN - Merritt Smith and Leo Boswell (Merritt Smith [duet vcl/gt], Leo Boswell [duet vcl/gt/harmonica-1])
018 G18064-A TRY NOT TO FORGET Challenge 16358 Superior 2741
019 G18065-A SWEET MARTHA WILLIAMS 16358 Superior 2761
020 G18066 ON THE BANKS OF THE BRANDYWINE 16335 Superior 2761
021 G18067 WHEN THE HARVEST MOON IS SHINING 16335
022 G18068 DAISIES NEVER TELL 16433
023 G18069 OH MARY, DON'T YOU WEEP 16344 Superior 2825
024 G18070 JESUS KEEP ME NEAR THE FOUNTAIN 16344 Superior 2825
025 G18071 THE NIGHT WAS DARK AND STORMY -1 16433
026 G18072 I REMEMBER WHEN MOTHER LEFT HOME -1 Superior 2741
28 October 1931 Atlanta, GA – Merritt Smith and Leo Boswell (Merritt Smith [duet vcl/gt], Leo Boswell [duet vcl/gt/])
027 W151972-1 MY HEART'S TURNED BACK TO DIXIE Columbia 15748-D
028 W151973 SONYA MY DARLING unissued
029 W151974-1 TRY NOT TO FORGET 15748-D
030 W151975 WHEN THE HARVEST MOON IS SHINING unissued
1 May 1934 New York City – Merritt Smith (The Voice of Melodies) (Merritt Smith [vcl/gt])
031 15142 DRIFTING DOWN THE BLUE RIDGE TRAIL ARC unissued
032 15143 MY OLD NEW HAMPSHIRE HOME unissued
033 15144 DOWN IN THE OLD CHERRY ORCHARD unissued
034 15145 SILVER THREADS AMONG THE GOLD unissued


SINGLES
OKeh (1929) The Two Larks
45318 Carolina Moon / Sleepy Head – 29
45326 The Old Rugged Cross / Softly And Tenderly – 29
45362 Memories Of Home / The Lonesome Road - 29
45474 Death Is Only A Dream / The Beautiful Garden Of Prayer – 29
Gennett (1930-1931)
Challenge
33064 She Was Bred In Old Kentucky / [Arkansas Woodchopper] – 30
16335 On The Banks Of The Brandywine / When The Harvest Moon Is Shining – 31 w. Leo Boswell
16344 Oh Mary, Don't You Weep / Jesus Keep Me Near The Fountain – 31 w. Leo Boswell
16358 Try Not To Forget / Sweet Martha Williams – 31 w. Leo Boswell
16433 The Night Was Dark And Stormy / Daisies Never Tell – 31 w. Leo Boswell
Superior (as Jim and Jack Burbank or Jack and Jim Burbank)
2741 Try Not To Forget / I Remember When Mother Left Home
2761 Sweet Martha Williams / On The Banks Of The Brandywine
2825 Oh Mary, Don't You Weep / Jesus Keep Me Near The Fountain
Columbia (1931)
15748-D My Heart's Turned Back To Dixie / Try Not To Forget – 31 (Australian issue on Regal G21556)

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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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