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Monday, August 6, 2012

Tommy Hunter

Thomas James "Tommy" Hunter, *20-03-1937 London, Ontario, CAN
by Michel Ruppli, Praguefrank, Mario Manciotti, Vaclav Zpatecka
1957 RCA Victor Studio, Montreal, CAN – Tommy Hunter (Producer: Hugh Joseph)
24 September 1962 [no 10757] Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Tommy Hunter (Producer: Ken Nelson)
003 38131 PENNY WISHES 4890
005 38133 JEANNIE'S LAST KISS unissued?
1964 unknown, CAN – Tommy Hunter
006 THE STAMPEDE Can. Talent Lib. S 5041
007 A LEGEND IN MY TIME Can. Talent Lib. S 5041
009 HIGH NOON (DO NOT FORESAKE ME) Can. Talent Lib. S 5041
010 I'LL DO AS MUCH FOR YOU SOME DAY Can. Talent Lib. S 5041
011 LET ME BE THE ONE Can. Talent Lib. S 5041
012 SHE'S MY BABY Can. Talent Lib. S 5041
013 BACKWARD TURN BACKWARD Can. Talent Lib. S 5041
014 LITTLE MAN YOU'VE HAD A BUSY DAY Can. Talent Lib. S 5041
015 (REMEMBER ME) I'M THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU Can. Talent Lib. S 5041
016 JUST CALL ME LONESOME Can. Talent Lib. S 5041
017 THE FARMER AND THE LORD Can. Talent Lib. S 5041
018 NORTH WIND Can. Talent Lib. S 5041
27 February 1967 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Tommy Hunter (Producer: Frank Jones)
019 NCO 120422 IN A WAY 4-44104/ELS-326
020 NCO 120423 HALF A WORLD AWAY 4-44367/ELS-326
021 NCO 120424 CUP OF DISGRACE 4-44104/ELS-326
27 June 1967 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Tommy Hunter (Producer: Frank Jones)
022 NCO 120125 CHARLIE'S SIDE 4-44367/ELS-326
023 NCO 120126 MARY IN THE MORNING 4-44234/ELS-326
025 NCO 120128 ARE YOU SAD (WITHOUT YOUR DAD) 4-44541/ELS-326
18 March 1968 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Tommy Hunter (Producer: Frank Jones)
026 NCO 98487 I CAN'T FIND A SPACE (TO PARK MY CAR) 4-44684 /ELS-326
028 NCO 98489 (I DON'T WANT NO WOMAN) TYIN' ME DOWN 4-44541/ELS-326
Tommy Hunter recorded in Canada after these Nashville sessions. Some info in albums and singles list

Canadian Talent Library [CAN] S 5041 Tommy Hunter: The Stampede; A Legend In My Time; When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain; High Noon (Do Not Foresake Me); I'll Do As Much For You Some Day; Let Me Be The One; She's My Baby; Backward Turn Backward; Little Man You've Had A Busy Day; (Remember Me) I'm The One Who Loves You; Just Call Me Lonesome; The Farmer And The Lord; North Wind - 64
Columbia [CAN] ELS 326 Travelling With Tommy Hunter: Mary In The Morning; Half A World Away; (I Don't Want No Woman) Tyin' Me Down; Nowhere Bound With Greyhound; Charlie's Side; Sixteenth Avenue; The Battle Of The Little Big Horn; In A Way; I Can't Find A Space (To Park My Car); Cup Of Disgrace; Are You Sad (Without Your Dad) - 68
Columbia [CAN] ELS 363 Tommy Hunter: Travelin' Man; I Started Loving You Again; The Lumberjack; Big In Vegas; Old Pappy's New Banjo; Wait For Sunday; Walk With Your Neighbour; Forever Is A Long Long Time; Walking The Streets; I Just Keep Hangin' On; Sea Of Heartbreak – ca 70
Columbia [CAN] ES 90046 Time Slips Away: I Want To Be A Country Boy Again; Funny How Time Slips Away; Nothing To Write Home About; Life's Little Favours; Good Morning Fool; Growin' Up Days Of Mine; I Can't Wait To Dream That Dream Again; Sweeping Sadness Off The Floor; Too Much Of Me; Still Loving You; Ode To A Train; Baby Loves The Rain; Bill Jones General Store – 7-
Harmony[CAN] KHE-90175 Tommy Hunter's Greatest Hits: Mary In The Morning; Half A World Away; Travellin' Man; I Started Loving You Again; Walk With Your Neighbours; Sea Of Heartbreak; I Want To Be A Country Boy Again; Funny How Time Slips Away; Baby Loves The Rain; Bill Jones General Store - 73
RCA Victor [CAN] KPL1-0088 Tommy: Born To Be A Gypsy; The Departure; The Tennessee Waltz; Loving Arms; Mary Ann Regrets; The Love Of A Good Woman; Anytime; No Rest; Here Comes My Baby Back Again; Song And Dance Man - 75
Acclaim [CAN] CM-12002 Tommy: Here At Forty; Family Tree; Six Feet Under (That Cold Cold Ground); Wisdom Is Our Friend; Dance With Me Molly; Paradise; I Still Got Some Bridges To Burn; Fool Enough To Fall In Love Again; I Think About Your Lovin'; Lord If You're Listening – 82 (Producer: Andy DiMartino)
Polytel [CAN] 831 131-1 Readings: No Charge; Everything's OK; Trouble In The Amen Corner; Touch Of The Master's Hand; Farmer And The Lord; Sleeping Beauty; Old Doc Brown; Flowers; Just Waiting; New Year's Resolution; Beyond The Sunset – 83 (reissued on Edith ROCD 004)
RCA Victor [CAN] KCD1-0600 The Anniversary Sessions: I Tripped Over Your Memory; The Man Of '87; Couldn't See The Gold; You Can't Go Back; I Seldom Give You A Second Thought; The Party Of The First Part; Name The Place And Time; Nickels And Dimes And Love; Let's Put Love Back To Work; Love Comes To Those Who Wait - 89
Rocklands Talent Agency [CAN] ACC-49404 Tommy Hunter Sings For You: Blues Stay Away From Me; The Prisoners Song; Mind Your Own Business; They'll Never Take Her Love From Me; Each Minute Seems A Million Years; No Hard Time Blues; Blue Side Of Lonesome; I'll Be Your Baby To-Nite; Many Tears Ago; Makes No Difference Now; Canada, No Place Like Home - 93
Edith [CAN] ROCD 005 Songs Of Inspiration: A Beautiful Life; Softly And Tenderly; Life Is Like A Mountain Railroad; What A Friend We Have In Jesus; Keep On The Sunnyside Of Life; Amazing Grace; Precious Memories; Working On A Building; Church In The Wildwood; Will The Circle Be Unbroken;The Old Rugged Cross; Sweet Hour Of Prayer – 95
Edith [CAN] ROCD-006 Timeless Country Treasures: Wabash Cannonball (Tribute To Roy Acuff); Release Me; Lonesome 77203; Have I Told You Lately That I Love You; Singin' The Blues; Tennessee Waltz; Oh Lonesome Me; Cold Cold Heart; I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home; Daisy A Day; Gotta Travel On; Bouquet Of Roses; Make The World Go Away; This Ole House; You Are My Sunshine; I'm Movin' On; Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain; Wreck Of Old 97; Candy Kisses; Heartaches By The Number; I'll Fly Away - 95

Edith [CAN] ROCD-007 Timeless Country Treasures Vol. 2: Sixteen Tons;  It's Four In The Morning; For The Good Times; Mary In The Morning;  Welcome To My World;  I'll Sail My Ship Alone;  I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry; Silver Haired Daddy;  Great Speckled Bird;  Gene Autry My Hero;  The Keys In The Mailbox;  Green Green Grass Of Home;  Bill Jones General Store;  No One Will Ever Know; Funny How Time Slips Away;  Crystal Chandeliers; Noboby's Darlin';  I Overlooked An Orchid;  King Of The Road;  The Hand That Rocks The Cradle; Travelin' Man- 96
Edith [CAN] ROCD-011 Songs For Inspiration. Vol. 2: In The Garden; These Hands; Rock Of Ages; Unclouded Day; How Great Thou Art; Abide With Me; It Is No Secret; This World Is Not My Home; Just A Closer Walk With Thee; Peace In The Valley; The Flowers, The Sunset, And The Trees; May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You - 97
Edith [CAN] ROCD-012 Traditional Country Christmas: Christmas Time's Comin'; White Christmas; O Little Town Of Bethlehem; Silver Bells; Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town; Away In A Manger; An Old Christmas Card; Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer; Let It Snow; Blue Christmas; Silent Night; Pretty Paper; The Christmas Guest – 11-97
Edith [CAN] ROCD-017 Still Making Memories/ Timeless Country Treasures. Vol. 3: Man Of '87; Ribbon Of Darkness; Pass Me By; Making Believe; Honky Tonk Man; Don't You Ever Get Tired Of Hurting Me; Marianne Regrets; Busted; City Of New Orleans; I Love; Walk On By; Only Love Sets You Free; Got No Reason Now For Going Home; I Love You Because; Too Old To Die Young; Making Plans; Company's Coming; Backward Glances Down A Country Road; Cryin' My Heart Out Over You; What's Wrong With The Way That We're Doing It Now? - 01

RCA Victor [CAN] (1957)
3278 Teenage Love Is A Losing Game / I Don’t Care If Tomorrow Never Comes – ca 58
Capitol (1962)
4890 Penny Wishes / The Poor Little Bullfrog – 12-62 (UK issue on 45-CL-15283)
Columbia (1967-68)
4-44104 In A Way / Cup Of Disgrace – 04-67
4-44234 Mary In The Morning / The Battle Of The Little Big Horn – 07-67
4-44367 Charlie's Side / Half A World Away – 11-67
4-44541 Are You Sad (Without Your Dad) / (I Don't Want No Woman) Tyin' Me Down – 04-68
4-44684 I Can't Find A Space (To Park My Car) / Nowhere Bound, With Greyhound – 11-68
Columbia [CAN]
C4-2904 Walk With Your Neighbour / Sea Of Heartbreak – 69 (US issue on 4-45057)
Wait for Sunday / ? – 70
Bill Jones General Store / ? – 71
RCA Victor [CAN]
0035 The Departure / Song And Dance Man - 74
PB-50031 Born To Be A Gypsy / ? - 75
Love of a Good Woman / ? – 76
Condor [CAN]
C97165 The Great Mail Robbery / Gypsy Woman – 78 (Producer: Rex Allen, Jr.)
Acclaim [CAN] (1982)
CM 70000 Here At Forty / I Think About Lovin’ - 82 (US issue on Moonshine MS 3006)
CM 70003 Dance With Me Molly / Wisdom Is Our Friend – 82
CM 70010 Family Tree / Paradise - 82
CM 70011 Fool Enough To Fall In Love Again / I Still Got Some Bridges To Burn – 82
RCA Victor [CAN]
PB-51045 The Man Of '87 / The Party Of The First Part - 89
PB-51056 Couldn't See The Gold / Love Comes To Those Who Wait - 89
no label [CAN]
ST-57510 Missisauga (with the Laurie Bower Singers) / Missisauga (with the Laurie Bower Singers and Mississauga personalities) - ? (Producer: Jack Feeney)
Canadian singles are highly incomplete

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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
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.