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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Al Casey

Alvin W. Casey, *26-10-1936 Long Beach, CA, +17-09-2006
by Praguefrank, Mario Manciotti, Thieu Van De Vorst, with help of

SESSIONS also member of Exotic Guitars
1956 Phoenix, AZ – Al Casey as by Art Jones
001 NOLA  -instr.-  Old Timer 8151/BCD 16579
002 SHINE ON HARVEST MOON –instr.- 8151
ca September  1956 Phoenix, AZ – Al Casey
003 IF I TOLD YOU (WOULDN'T KNOW IT ALL BY MYSELF) MCI 45-1004/BCD 16230 BCD 16579 Buffalo Bop 55197 El Toro ETCD-1039 White Label WLP 8934
004 THE PINK PANTHER  MCI 45-1004/ETCD-1036
ca November 1956 Ramsey Recorders, 3703 North 7th St., Phoenix, AZ – Al Casey 
005 MB-9415 JUICE –instr.- 45-15524/BCD 16579 CR 30254 ETCD 1036
006 MB-9416 A FOOL'S BLUES –instr.- Dot 45-15524/Charly CR 30254 ETCD-1036
March 1957 Ramsey Recorders, 3703 North 7th St., Phoenix, AZ – Al Casey
007 MB-9596/Δ14872 COME WHAT MAY  45-15563/ETCD 1036 BCD 17660
008 MB-9597/Δ14873 GUITAR MAN  45-15563/ BCD 16579 ETCD 1036
1957 poss. Phoenix, AZ – Al Casey and The Four Notes as Art Jones
009 WALTZ MIGNON  -instr.- Western Jubilee 727/BCD 16579
010 THREE RIVERS STRUT Western Jubilee 727/BCD 16579
Fall 1957 unknown – Al Casey
011 LB 804 WILLA MAE  Liberty F-55117/BCD 16579 ETCD-1036 BCD 17613
012 LB 805 SHE GOTTA SHAKE F-55117/ETCD-1036 BCD 17613
late 1957 Hollywood, CA – Al Casey and The Bats, * and The Corkey
013 M 2032/Δ21642 GIVE'N UP* Highland 1002/BCD 16579 ETCD-1036
014 M 2033/Δ21643 (GOT THE) TEEN-AGE BLUES Highland 1001 1002/BCD 16579 ETCD-1036
Spring 1958 Hollywood, CA – Al Casey and The Bats
016 45-AC-3 THE STINGER (WITH JOHN BUCK IN AFRICA) – instr- Highland 1004/BCD 17639 
017 NIGHT BEAT –instr- 1004
late 1958  Hollywood, CA – Al Casey
018 ZTSP-28973 THE STINGER –instr.- UA 158X/BCD 16579 ETCD-1036
019 ZTSP-28974 EL SHOT KEEP TALKING –instr.- UA 158X/ETCD-1036
1959 unknown – Al Casey
020 BORDERLINE BLUES #1 –instr.- BCD 16579
021 FORTY MILES OF BAD ROAD –instr.- BCD 16579
022 untitled no.1 –instr.- BCD 16579
023 TUFF –instr.- BCD 16579
6 June 1960 Hollywood, CA – Al Casey with The Champs
024 614 ALLEY CAT Challenge 59086/ London LP-141 CDCHD-525
1960 unknown – Al Casey
025 LAURA –instr.- BCD 16579
026 TENDERLY –instr.- BCD 16579
1961 unknown – Al Casey
027 GREEN DOLPHIN STREET –instr.- BCD 16579
Spring 1961 unknown – Al Casey
028 M8OW-0867/ZTSC-84647  HOT FOOT –instr.- Blue Horizon 925X Ramco 3705 Stacy 925X /CHCHD 612
029 M8OW-0868/ZTSC-84648 COOKIN' –instr.-   Blue Horizon 925X Ramco 3705 Stacy 925X/CDCHCD 612 BCD 16579
Mid 1962 unknown – Al Casey Combo
030 ZTSC-82875/N8OW-7242 JIVIN' AROUND –instr.- Stacy 936 UA 494/CDCHD-612 BCD 16579
031 ZTSC-82876/N8OW-7243 DOIN' THE SHOTISH –instr.- 936 UA 494/CDCHD-612
Fall 1962 unknown – Al Casey Combo
032 N8OW-4155 LAUGHIN' –instr.- 950/CDCHD-612
033 N8OW-4156 CHICKEN FEATHERS –instr.- 950/CDCHD-612
early 1963 unknown – Al Casey
034 ZTSC-88184 DOIN' IT –instr.- 956/CDCHD-612 BCD-16579
035 ZTSC-88185 MONTE CARLO –instr.- 956/CDCHD-612
Spring 1963 unknown – Al Casey Combo
036 FULL HOUSE –instr.- 961/CDCHD-612
037 INDIAN LOVE CALL –instr.- 961/CDCHD-612
Spring 1963 unknown – Johnny Lance
038 THE BIG TRAGEDY Brent 7043/BCD 16579
039 ALL ABOUT JULIE  Brent 7043
ca May 1963 unknown – Al Casey and K-C-Ettes
040 51863 SHOT SURFIN' Stacy 962/BCD 16579
041 51865 EASY PICKIN' –instr.- 962/CDCHD-612
Spring/Summer 1963 unknown – Al Casey
043 EL AGUILA –instr.- STM-100 CDCHD-612 [alt.] Sundazed SC 6114
044 THUNDER BEACH  –instr.- STM-100 CDCHD-612
045 BAJA  –instr.- STM-100 CDCHD-612
046 LONELY SURFER  –instr.- STM-100 CDCHD-612
047 THE HEARSE  –instr.- STM-100 CDCHD-612 [alt.] Sundazed SC 6114
048 RAMROD   –instr.- STM-100 CDCHD-612
049 CARAVAN  –instr.- STM-100 CDCHD-612
050 SURFIN' BLUES (PART 2) –instr.- STM-100 CDCHD-612
051 SURFS YOU RIGHT   –instr.- STM-100 CDCHD-612 [alt.] Sundazed SC 6114
052 SJW 5397A SURFIN' BLUES - PART 1 – -instr.- 964/STM-100 NPRS LP 7303 CDCHD-612
053 SJW 5397B GUITARS, GUITARS, GUITARS –instr.- 964/STM-100 CDCHD-612 BCD 16579
late 1963 unknown – Al Casey and K-C-Ettes
055 COOKIN' –instr.- 971
1961-1963 unknown – Al Casey
056 THE HUCKLEBUCK –instr.- CDCHD-612
1964 unknown – Al Casey with Corki Ray as Corky and and Audio Face
058 WHIRLWIND Brent 7044
059 ONCE IT WAS MINE Brent 7044
Al Casey later recored as member of Exotic Guitar

Stacy STM/STMS-100 Surfin' Hootenanny: Surfin' Hootenanny; El Aguila; Thunder Beach; Baja; Surfin' Blues Pt.1; Lonely Surfer; Guitars Guitars; The Hearse; Ramrod; Caravan; Surfin' Blues Pt.2; Surfs You Right – 63 (reissued on Sundazed LP5026/SC 6111 with bonus tracks: The Hearse (alt.); El Aguila (alt.); Surfs You Right (alt.))
Bear Family [GER] BCD 15889 Sidewinder: Undecided (With David Grisman); You Came A Long Way From St. Louis (With Lee Hazlewood) /Sidewinder; Ashokan Farewell; Endless Sleep (With Jody Reynolds); Limehouse Blues (With David Grisman); Saguara Sunrise; Route #1 (With Glen Campbell); Plectrum Banjo Medley; The Fool (With Lee Hazlewood) – 08-95
Ace [UK] CDCHD-612 Jivin' Around - Original Stacy Recordings: Surfin' Hootenanny; El Aguila; Thunder Beach; Baja; Surfin' Blues Part 1; Lonely Surfer; Guitars, Guitars, Guitars; The Hearse; Ramrod; Caravan; Surfin' Bluespart 2; Surfs You Right; Cookin'; Hotfoot; Indian Love Call; Jivin' Around; Doin' The Shotish; Doin' It; The Hucklebuck; Full House; Laughin'; Monte Carlo; Theme From Huckleberry Hound; Chicken Feathers; Easy Pickin'; What Are We Gonna Do In '64 ? – 11-95
Bear Family [GER] BCD 16579 A Man For All Sessions: Ramrod; Caravan; If I Told You; Juice; Guitar Man; Willa Mae; Tuff; No Title #1; Blues #1 /Al Casey and Corkey and The Bats : Give'n Up; Al Casey and The Bats : Teen-Age Blues; Forty Miles Of Bad Road; The Stinger; Tenderly; Laura; Green Dolphin Street; Al Casey Combo : Cookin'; Jivin' Around; Doin' It; Al Casey With The K-C-Ettes : Surfin' Hootenanny; Guitars, Guitars, Guitars; Art Jones (Al Casey) : Nola; Waltz Mignon; Al Casey and Jimmy Johnson : Cat Daddy; Sanford Clark With Al Casey : The Fool; Loy Clingman With Al Casey : It's Nothing To Me; Jimmy Spellman With Al Casey : Doggonit; Don Cole With Al Casey : Snake Eyed Mama; Jody Reynolds With Al Casey : Endless Sleep; Lonesome Long John Roller With Al Casey : Long John's Flagpole Rock; Johnny Lance With Al Casey : The Big Tragedy; Swinging Shepherd Blues – 04-01
Sundazed SC-6115 Cookin' - The Smooth Guitar And Organ Sounds Of Al Casey: Guitar Man; Juice; A Fool’s Blues; Cookin’; Hot Foot; Indian Love Call; Jivin’ Around; Doin’ The Shotish; Doin’ It; The Hucklebuck; Full House; Laughin’; Monte Carlo; Theme From Huckleberry Hound; Chicken Feathers; What Are We Gonna Do In ’64 – 05-04
All Creations J/G 290 Hitlist: These Boots Are Made For Walkin'; Everybody's Talkin'; Strangers In The Night; The Fool; Sloop John B; That's Life; The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy); By The Time I Get To Phoenix; Endless Sleep; Somethin' Stupid; Never My Love; Ramrod - 04
Ramco CD 713 The Return Of The Green Gretsch: Temptation / Catmez Hotel; Fair And Cloudy; A Mellow Riff; Remember The Minuet; Hokus Pokus; Melancholy Serenade; September Song; T.O.M. (The Old Man); Stigeree; Nauges; Uptown Blues; Ziggie's Blues; In The Garden; Amazing Grace; Thundercloud *; Swamp Water * (= alt. take of "Round And Round"); Allen Case *; Drivin' *; Jezebel *; The Caterpillar Crawl * - 05-07 (10 tracks recorded in February 2006, 3 tracks in 1999, 2 tracks in 1993, and the rest [*] in the 1960's)
El Toro [ESP] ETCD 1036 I'm A Guitar Man: The Fool; Lonesome For A Letter; A Fool's Blues; Juice; If I Told You (Wouldn't Knowit All By Myself); The Pink Panther; A Cheat; Usta Be My Baby; Guitar Man; Come What May; Willa Mae; She Gotta Shake; Ooo Baby; 9 Lb. Hammer; Caravan; The Adventures Of Frank N Stein; Ramrod; (Got The) Teen-Age Blues; Sassy; Give'n Up; The Stinger; Keep Talking; Tight Capris; Thunder; Tarantula; Endless Sleep; New Kind Of Fool;  Cat Daddy; It's You, You, You; A Cross-Eyed Alley Cat; Plumb Crazy; Snake Eyed Mama; A Tramp; The Boppin' Martian (Gibo Miban Gibo); The Bug; How About Me? Pretty Baby; I'm Gone, Mama; Planetary Run; Hay Mama; Rocky-Rolly-Lover Boy; Every Minute Of The Day; Beulah Lee; Modern Romance; Hey Little Mama; (She Wantsa) Lover Man; I've Got A Dollar; Saturday Nite Party Time; Rattlesnake Daddy; Daisy Mae; Doggonit; Don't Care; Sweet Lovin' Honey; Long John's Flagpole Rock; Time Wounds All Heels; Lovemakin'; Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens; Fire Of Love; The Pink Panther; Plaything – 03-11 (double)

Old Timer (1956) as by Art Jones
8151 Nola / Shine On Harvest Moon – 56
MCI (1956)
MCI 45-1004  The Pink Panther / If I Told You – 10-56
Dot (1956-57)
45-15524 A Fool's Blues / Juice  – 12-56
45-15563 Guitar Man / Come What May – 04-57
Western Jubilee (1957)
727 Waltz Mignon / Three Rivers Strut – 57 as Art Jones
Liberty (1957)
F-55117 Willa Mae / She Gotta Shake – 12-57
Highland (1959) and The Bats
1001 Teen-Age Blues / Adventures Of Frankentein – 10-59
1002 (Got The) Teen-Age Blues / Give'n (Al Casey and Corkey and The Bats) – 11-59
1004 The Stinger / Night Beat  – 11-59
United Artists
UA 158X The Stinger / Keep Talking  – 59
Challenge (1960)
59086 Cocoanut Grove / Alley Cat* - 60 The Champs, *vcl Al Casey
Blue Horizon
925X Hotfoot / Cookin'  – 61 (reissued in February 1962 on Stacy 925 and on Ramco 3705)
936 Jivin' Around / Doin' The Shotish – 07-62 (reissued on UA 494)
950 Laughin' / Chicken Feathers – 11-62
956 Doin' It / Monte Carlo – 03-63
961 Full House / Indian Love Call – 05-63
962 Surfin' Hootenanny / Easy Pickin' – 06-63 w. K-C-Ettes
964 Surfin' Blues / Guitars, Guitars, Guitars – 09-63 w. K-C-Ettes
971 What Are We Gonna Do In '64 / Cookin'  – 06-64
Brent (1963-64)
7043 The Big Tragedy / All About Julie – 05-63 Johnny Lance                   
7044 Whirlwind / Once It Was Mine – 64 w. Corki Ray as Corky and and Audio Face

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