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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Fred Pendleton

By Tony Russell

19 December 1927 Victor Studio, Trinity Baptist Church, 114N. 5th St., Camden, NJ – West Virginia Night Owls (Arville Reed [vcl/gt], Fred Pendleton [vcl/fiddle])
001 BVE-40764-1,2 THE FATE OR ROSE SARLO  unissued
002 BVE-40765-1,2 GIVE THE FLAPPER A CHEW  unissued
003 BVE-40788-2 SWEET BIRD Victor 21190
2 November 1928 Bristol, TN – Fred Pendleton and Clyde Meadows (Fred Pendleton [vcl/fiddle], Clyde Meadows [gt])
005 BVE-47284-1,2 THE LAST FAREWELL  unissued
006 BVE-47887-1,2 THE YOUNG  RAMBLER unissued
6 August 1930 Gennett Recording Studio, Starr Piano Company Building, Whitewater Gorge Park, Richmond, IN –  Fred Pendleton and The West Virginia Melody Boys (Fred Pendleton [fiddle], Richard Harold [gt], Basil Selvey [mandolin], L. Vernal Vest [?])
007 G16891-A THE WEST VIRGINIA BLUES  Gennett rejected
008 G16892-A EBENEZER  rejected
7 August 1930 Gennett Recording Studio, Starr Piano Company Building, Whitewater Gorge Park, Richmond, IN –  Fred Pendleton , *and  Basil Selvey (Fred Pendleton [vcl/fiddle], Basil Selvey [duet vcl*/mandolin], Richard Harold [gt], L. Vernal Vest [?])
009 G16893-A I WISH I WAS IN TENNESSEE  rejected
010 G16894-A WILLIE AND KATE*  rejected
011 G16895-A LONESOME RAILROAD BLUES  rejected
012 G16896-A SHE'S SLEEPIN NEATH MAPLE*  rejected
7 April 1931 Gennett Recording Studio, Starr Piano Company Building, Whitewater Gorge Park, Richmond, IN –  Fred Pendleton (Fred Pendleton [vcl-1/fiddle], Vernal Vest [vcl-2], Basil Selvey [vcl-3/mandolin],  Richard Harold [gt])
013 G17656 BYE AND BYE YOU'LL SOON FORGET ME -1  Champion 16248 Superior 2754
014 G17657 COME TAKE A TRIP IN MY AIRSHIP -2 16457 Superior 2647
015 G17658 DOWN BY THE HAWTHORN TREE -1  16457
016 G17659-A WRECK OF THE WEST BOUND AIRLINER -2-3  16248 Superior 2647
26 May 1931 Gennett Recording Studio, Starr Piano Company Building, Whitewater Gorge Park, Richmond, IN –  Fred Pendleton [1], Woody Leftwich and Roy Lilly [2], Lundy Akers [3] (Fred Pendleton [vcl-1/fiddle], Woody Leftwich [vcl-2/gt], Roy Lilly [vcl-2/gt], Lundy Akers [vcl-3/banjo])
017 G17765-A BULL DOG DOWN IN TENNESSEE [1] -1 unissued
018 G17766  LONESOME ROAD BLUES [2] -2 Champion 16345
019 G17767-A GOOD BYE BOOZE [3] -3  unissued

21190 [West Virginia Night Owls:] Sweet Bird / [Orville Reed] – 28
21533 [West Virginia Night Owls:] I‘m Goin‘ To Walk On The Streets Of Glory / [Blind Alfred Reed] –
16248 Bye And Bye You'll Soon Forget Me / Wreck Of The West Bound Airliner
16345 Lonesome Road Blues / ? [not F.P.] -
16457 Come Take A Trip In My Airship / Down By The Hawthorn Tree
2647 Come Take A Trip In My Airship /  Wreck Of The West Bound Airliner -  (as by Red River Coon Hunters)
2754 Bye And Bye You'll Soon Forget Me / ? [not F.P.]

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