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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Gene Davis



*1927 Advance, MO, +2000
2nd version

By Mario Manciotti, Praguefrank, Kent Heineman, Michel Ruppli, Rene Pavlik, Thieu Van De Vorst, Jim Loessberg

SESSIONS


ca. July 1953 unknown - Gene Davis
001 6386 A BOY‘S PRAYER  4-Star X 77
002 6387 MY SWEETHEART  X 77
29 December 1955 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH - Gene Davis
003 K4021  TOMORROW′S HEARTACHES  King 45-4881/ Hydra BCK 27143
004 K4022  CRUISIN′ FOR A BRUISIN‘  45-4881/ Hydra BCK 27143
005 K4023  RIDE  45-4912/ Hydra BCK 27143   
006 K4024  SATAN’S DAUGHTER 45-4912 / Hydra BCK 27143  
July 1956 Master Recorders, 533 North Fairfax Ave., Hollywood, CA - Bo Davis (Gene (Bo) Davis [vcl/poss. vcl-2/gt], Eddie Cochran [vcl-2/ld gt], Jerry Capehart [vcl-3], Jesse Sailes [drums]) - Possibly Bo Davis: vocal on 'Latch On' - Jerry Capehart: vocal on 'Latch On'.
007 LET'S COAST AWHILE Crest 45-1027/ Hydra BCK 27143
008 DROWNING ALL MY SORROWS 45-1027/ Hydra BCK 27143
009 LATCH ON -1-2-3  unissued/ Hydra BCK 27143
21 March 1957 Memphis, TN - Gene Davis
010 K4136  SWEET VICTORY  45-5052
011 K4137  WHO¢LL DRY MY TEARS  45-5076
012 K4138  I WON’T TELL ANYBODY BUT MY LORD  45-5052/AL 1557
013 K4139  YOU’VE GOT TO MAKE THE WORLD BELIEVE  45-5076
AUDIO LAB AL 1557 A VARIETY OF COUNTRY SACRED SONGS (1960)
Spring 1958 unknown – Gene Davis/*Chuck and Gene (Chuck Miller and Gene Davis)
014 Δ23127 NO ROCKIN' AND ROLLIN'* R-Dell 45-107 Boogie Boy EP 105/ Hydra BCK 27143
015 Δ23128 CURFEW R-Dell 45-107 Boogie Boy EP 105/ Hydra BCK 27143
Late 1950s unknown – Gene Davis
016 ITSY WITSY BITSY ME –instr.-  Hydra BCK 27143
1959 unknown -  The Blockbusters
B01 FULL TIME BABY Antler 4006/ Hydra BCK 27143
B02 TONI'S TUNE  Antler 4006
B03 NOBODY TO LOVE 4008
B04 GOOD GOSH GOLLY 4008
Summer 1959 unknown – Gene Davis
017 BR-1217 THANKS Rosco 407 Boogie Boy EP 105/ Hydra BCK 27143
018 BR-1218 I'VE HAD IT, I'M THROUGH Rosco 407 Boogie Boy EP 105/ Hydra BCK 27143 Lucky COLR 606
LUCKY COLR 606 ROCKABILLY GOLD, VOL.6
ca March 1960 unknown – Gene Davis
019 574 MY ONLY PAPER Challenge 59091
020 FACTS OF LIFE  Challenge 59091/ Hydra BCK 27143
021 BAD DAD Challenge unissued/Hollowbody 12003/ Hydra BCK 27143
1961 unknown – Gene Davis
022 THE RAINS FELL Super Sonic 1001
023 A LITTLE BOY CRIED  Super Sonic 1001
Poss. early 1960s [prob. radio shows] unknown – Gene Davis
02301 TAKE IT AND GIT Cotton Town Jubilee CD 3  Hydra BCK 27143
02302 LET’S HAVE A PARTY Cotton Town Jubilee CD 3 Hydra BCK 27143
02303 MATCHBOX Cotton Town Jubilee CD 3  Hydra BCK 27143
02304 ROCKIN’ BLUES Cotton Town Jubilee CD 3 Hydra BCK 27143
02305 MULESKINNER BLUES Cotton Town Jubilee CD 3  Hydra BCK 27143
02306 I’VE GOT FIVE DOLLARS AND IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT Cotton Town Jubilee CD 3  Hydra BCK 27143
02307 SANTA CLAUS IS BACK IN TOWN Cotton Town Jubilee CD 3
Poss. early 1960s [TV shows] unknown – Gene Davis/*Chuck and Gene
02308 WILDWOOD FLOWER Cal’s Coral CCLP 100
02309 I PULLED A BOO BOO* Cal’s Coral CCLP 100
1963 unknown – Gene Davis
024 I WON’T COME WHILE HE’S THERE Liberty F-55562
025 TAKE A GOOD LOOK  Liberty F-55562/ Hydra BCK 27143
1964 unknown – Gene Davis
026 I’M IN THE BOOK F-55658
027 I’LL TELL HER TOMORROW  F-55658/ Hydra BCK 27143
1964 unknown – Gene Davis and His Star Routers
028 NIGHT CLUB ROMEO Toppa T-5670
029 I'LL CALL YOU Toppa T-5670
030 HOLD ON TO YOUR MEMORIES Toppa T-5670 GVC-490
031 WHEN HE LETS HER FORGET Toppa 1110/T-5670 Hydra BCK 27143
032 STAND UP AND SMILE Toppa T-5670
033 HAVE A BIG CRY Toppa T-5670 GVC-490
034 THAT FIRST MISTAKE Toppa T-5670
035 A 100 YEARS FROM NOW Toppa T-5670
036 ONE LOVE TO GIVE Toppa T-5670
037 THERES A WORLD OUT THERE Toppa T-5670
038 I THINK I'D BETTER TAKE YOU HOME Toppa T-5670 
039 I WON’T CARE Toppa 1110
1960s unknown – Gene Davis
040 EASY COME EASY GO Rythym RY 002 RY 003/Hydra BCK 27143
041 MY USUAL WAY Rythym RY 002/Hydra BCK 27143
042 BOTTLE TAKE ME BACK Rythym RY 003
1960s unknown – Gene Davis
043 ATLANTA Toppa 396
044 MOONEY *
045 FEELING *
*issued on Ralph Mooney’s album THE TOPPA SESSIONS; TOPPA #396 V/A - TOPPA COUNTRY-THEN AND KNOW (1996)
1967 unknown – Gene Davis
046 HOBO BOY Columbia 4-43994/Hydra BCK 27143
047 OPEN LETTER TO A COUNTRY MUSIC D.J.  Columbia 4-43994
Late 1971 unknown – Gene Davis
048 MC 2032 I GOTTA FINISH THAT DREAM Dee-Jay 1045 Metro County MC-D45-2009/ GVC-490
049 MC 2033 I NEED HELP Metro County Dee-Jay 1045 MC-D45-2009
1972 unknown – Gene Davis
050 THE SPOILER MC-D45-2011
051 CALLIN’ ON THE PHONE MC-D45-2011
Ca 1973 Studio West, San Diego, CA – Gene Davis w. The Star Routers (Producer: Gene Davis)
052 HAULIN STEEL Artco C 5006/Toppa T-5671 Hydra BCK 27143
053 I NEED HELP Toppa T-5671 GVC-490
054 I'M TRYING Toppa T-5671
055 THE PROMISE I MADE Toppa T-5671
056 MY WIFE I'LL KEEP Toppa T-5671
057 THE WAY THAT SHE LOVES Toppa T-5671
058 FACE TO FACE Toppa T-5671
059 I'LL CRY TOMORROW Toppa T-5671
060 LETTER TO A TRUCKER’S WIFE Artco C 5006/Toppa T-5671 GVC-490
061 IT'S ALRIGHT Toppa T-5671
062 I'VE LOST HER TO HIM Toppa T-5671
063 I DESTROYED IN SHORT NIGHT Toppa T-5671 
1976 unknown – Gene Davis
064 OH THOSE TEXAS WOMEN Maverick MVK-301/ Ol OLR-LP-101 GVC-490   Hydra BCK 27143
065 SHE SAYS IT WITH LOVE  Maverick MVK-301/ Ol OLR-LP-101 
1981 unknown, CA – Gene Davis (w. Gentry Singers. Producer: James Burton)
066 LORD MY GOD FORGIVE ME Ol OLR-LP-101 
067 A LIVIN' HELL Ol 45-103/OLR-LP-101  GVC-490
068 I DESTROYED IN ONE SHORT NIGHT (WHAT IT TOOK ME YEARS TO BUILD) Ol OLR-LP-101 
069 6767 LET'S BUILD US A HEAVEN Ol 45-103/OLR-LP-101 
070 FIDDLE RAG Ol OLR-LP-101  Hydra BCK 27143
071 IT MAY BE TONIGHT Ol 45-103/OLR-LP-101 GVC-490 
072 I'M TRYIN' Ol OLR-LP-101  GVC-490
073 WHEN THE TIME COMES TO GO, YOU'LL KNOW Ol OLR-LP-101  GVC-490
074 6768 LOVE UNFULFILLED AT HOME Ol 45-103/OLR-LP-101  
unknown info – Gene and Brandon Davis
075 POPPY’S BOY Bear BR 2005


ALBUMS
Toppa T-5670 My Kind Of World:  Night Club Romeo; I'll Call You; Hold On To Your Memories; When He Lets Her Forget; Stand Up And Smile; Have A Big Cry; That First Mistake; A 100 Years From Now; One Love To Give; Theres A World Out There; I Think I'd Better Take You Home – ca 64
Toppa T-5671 All Together: Haulin Steel; I Need Help; I'm Trying; The Promise I Made; My Wife I'll Keep; The Way That She Loves; Face To Face; I'll Cry Tomorrow; Letter To A Trucker’s Wife; It's Alright; I've Lost Her To Him; I Destroyed In Short Night – ca 74
OL OLR-LP-101 Lovin' and Hurtin': Oh Those Texas Women; Lord My God Forgive Me; A Livin' Hell; I Destroyed In One Short Night (What It Took Me Years To Build); Let's Build Us A Heaven; Fiddle Rag; It May Be Tonight; I'm Tryin'; When The Time Comes To Go, You'll Know; Love Unfulfilled At Home – 82 (w. Gentry Singers)
GVC GVC-490 Country Style: Oh Those Texas Women; I Need Help; I Gotta Finish That Dream; When The Time Comes To Go, You'll Know; Letter To A Trucker's Wife; A Livin' Hell; Hold On To Your Memories; Have A Big Cry; It May Be Tonight; I'm Tryin' – 88 (cassette)
Hydra [GER] BCK 27143 Let’s Coast Aawhile: Cruisin' For A Bruisin'; Tomorrow's Heartaches; Satan's Daughter; Ride; Itsy Witsy Bitsy Me; Let's Coast Awhile; Drownin' All My Sorrows; Latch On; Full Time Baby; Take It And Git; Curfew; No Rockin' And Rollin'; Thanks; I've Had It, I'm Through; Facts Of Life; Bad Bad; Let's Have A Party; Matchbox; Rockin' Blues; Muleskinner Blues; I've Got Five Dollars And It's A Saturday Night; Take A Good Look; I'll Tell Her Tomorrow; Easy Come Easy Go; My Usual Way; Hobo Boy; When He Let's Her Forget; Haulin' Steel; Fiddle Rag; Oh Those Texas Women - 10

Various artists albums
Cal’s Coral CCLP 100 Cal‘s Corral/World's Biggest Live Country Music TV Show:  Gene Davis: Wildwood Flower; Sammy Masters: Eyes Of A Child; Tex Carman: Ozark Rose; Billy Armstrong: Brownskin Gal; Shorty Bacon: Window Up Above; Billy Mize: Planet Named Desire; Buck Owens: Sweethearts In Heaven; Fred Maddox: Big Ball Is In Town;  Tom Tall: Three Walls;  Gene Davis and Chuck Mills: I Pulled A Boo Boo;  Benny Walker: Heartbreak Avenue; Claiborne Bros. Quartet: Give The World A Smile – 6- (Cal’s Corral TV show)
Toppa  No # Ralph Mooney The Toppa Sessions: Moon At Midnight: Okie; Mooney (vcl. Gene Davis); Feelings (vcl. Gene Davis); Crazy Arms; Lil Red Wagon; I Can't Help It; I'll Fly Away; What A Friend We Have In Jesus



SINGLES
4-Star (1953)
X 77 A Boy‘s Prayer /  My Sweetheart  - 53
King (1956-57)
45-4881 Crusin’ For A Bruisin’ / Tu-Morrow’s Heartaches – 03-56
Crest 45-1027 Let's Coast Awhile / Drowning All My Sorrows – 08-56 (as Bo Davis)
45-4912 Satan’s Daughter / Ride - 56
45-5052 I Won’t Tell Anybody But My Friend / Sweet Victory - 57
45-5076 You’ve Got To Make The World Believe / Who’ll Dry My Tears - 57
R-Dell (1958)
45-107 Curfew / *No Rockin' And Rollin' – 06-58 *Chuck and Gene
Antler (1959) as member of The The Blockbusters
4006  Full Time Baby / Toni's Tune - 59
4008 Nobody To Love / Good Gosh Golly - 59
Rosco (1959)
407 I've Had It, I'm Through / Thanks – 09-59
Boogie Boy EP 105 Curfew; No Rockin’ And Rollin’ / I’ve Had It Through; Thanks – 7-
Challenge (1960)
59091 My Only Paper / Facts Of Life – 09-60
Super-Sonic (1961)
1001 A Little Boy Cried / The Rains Fell – 61
Liberty (1963-64)
F-55562 I Won’t Come While He’s There / Take A Good Look - 63
F-55658 I’m In The Book / I’ll Tell Her Tomorrow - 64
Toppa (1964-)
1110 When He Let’s Her Forget / I Won’t Care - 64  and his Star Routers
Rythym
RY-002 My Unusual Way / Easy Come Easy Go – 6-
RY-003 Easy Come Easy Go / Bottle Take Me Back – 6-
Columbia (1967)
4-43994 Hobo Boy / Open Letter To A Country Music D.J. - 67
Dee-Jay (1971)
1045 I Need Help / I Gotta Finish That Dream – ca 71
Metro County (1971-72, Starday subsidiary)
MC-D45-2009 I Need Help / I Gotta Finish That Dream – 01-72
MC-D45-2011 The Spoiler / Callin’ On The Phone - 72
Artco
C 5006L  Haulin’ Steel / Letter To A Trucker’s Wife  - 03-74
Maverick
MVK-301 Oh Those Texas Women / She Says It With Love - 76
Ol (1882)
OLR-45-102 It May Be Tonight / A Livin' Hell - 82
OLR-45-103 Let's Build Us A Heaven / Love Unfullfilled At Home – 82 As Gene Davis and Shelly Towns
Bear
BR 2005 Poppy's Boy / Poppy's Boy - ? as Gene and Brandon Davis

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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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