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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Don Owens (by Dick Grant)



DON OWENS
SESSION DISCOGRAPHY

THE BLUE MOUNTAIN BOYS                                                                                                                                                                          1950
Perry Westland (vcl/gtr); Homer “Curly” Smith (fdle); Charlie Fetzer (dobro); Donald F. “Don” Owens (stg bs).
                                                                                                                              Producer: James Hobart “Jim” Stanton                                        

463-A                 IF I SHOULD WANDER BACK TONIGHT                                           Rich-R’-Tone 463
                         (Clark Van Ness)
463-B                 LITTLE BIRDIE                                                                                                      463
                                      (P.D.)

NB: RICH-R’-TONE 463 released Tuesday 28th February 1950.

DON OWENS and The Circle “O” Ranch Boys                                                           
                                                   Ben Adelman Studio, 323 Cedar St. N.W.                           Washington, D.C.:                                                            1956
with poss Don Pendelton (stl gtr); Joe Carroll (el ld gtr); Harry Wade (gtr);
                                                                                                                              Producer: Ben Adelman                                                                                        
                        
45-559A              SOMETHINGS YOU CANNOT CHANGE (Sic)                                     Starday 45-559
                         (Don Owens) (Starrite BMI)
45-559B              ADIOS NOVIA                                                                                               45-559
                         (Don Owens) (Starrite BMI)

NB(1): STARDAY 45-559 released May 1956.
NB(4): BMI clearance – Friday 18th May 1956.

DON OWENS and The Circle “O” Ranchboys                                                         
                                                  Rodel Studio, 1028 33rd Street, N.W.                    Washington, D.C.:                                                            1956
with Don Pendelton (stl gtr); Joe Carroll (el ld gtr); Harry Wade (gtr);
                                                                                                                              Produced by Ben Adelman                                                         

45-607A              LAST CHANCE                                                                               Starday 45-607, B.A.C.M CD D-390
                         (Don Owens) (Starrite BMI)               
45-607B              A THIEF (IN THE HEART OF A ROSE)                                                           45-607
                         (Don Owens) (Hank Snow Music BMI)

NB(1): STARDAY 45-607 released January 1957.
NB(2): STARDAY 45-607 reviewd Billboard – Saturday 9th February 1957.
NB(3): B.A.C.M CD D-390 “CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY, Vol.2.” released United Kingdom 2012.
                        
DON OWENS                              
                                                  Rodel Studio, 1028 33rd Street, N.W.                    Washington.D.C.:                                                       ca: 1957
(Vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                              Producer:

                         ARE YOU TEASING ME                                                                   (Uniss)
                         (C.Louvin-I.Louvin) (Acuff-Rose Pub. BMI)

LUKE GORDON
                                                  Rodel Studio, 1028 33rd Street, N.W.                    Washington,D.C.:                                                   April 1958
Gordon “Luke Gordon” Brown (vcl); Calvin Scott “Scotty” Stoneman (fdle & o/dub fdl); Donna Stoneman (mand); Peggy Brain Stoneman (dobro); Oscar James “Jimmy” Stoneman (stg bs).                                    Producer: Don Owens

                         DARK HOLLOW                                                                              L&C LP-0014
                         (Bill Browning) (Starday Music BMI)                                                   
45-5803              DARK HOLLOW  Blue Ridge 502, World Artists WACD-102                                                                                                                 
                         (Bill Browning) (Starday Music BMI)                                                    B.A.C.M CD D-393                                                                  
45-5804              YOU MAY BE SOMEONE (WHERE YOU COME FROM)                      Blue Ridge 502, Bark Log BL-6
                         (Don Owens) (Circle O Music BMI)                                                    World Artists WACD-102, B.A.C.M CD D-393

NB(1): BLUE RIDGE 502 released December 1958.                                                   
NB(2): BLUE RIDGE 502 entered Billboard C&W chart Monday 22nd December 1958 #13 for 7 weeks.
NB(3): The above record was never released on ISLAND 0640.
NB(4): “DARK HOLLOW” with no master tape available, a faulty 45rpm was used on WORLD ARTISTS WACD-102.
NB(5): “DARK HOLLOW” on L&C LP-0014-playing time is 2m:52.4secs.
NB(6): “DARK HOLLOW” on BLUE RIDGE 45-502/WORLD ARTISTS WACD-102/B.A.C.M CD D-393 is a slightly sped up version-playing time is 2m:52.0secs.
NB(7): L&C LP-0014 “LUKE GORDON” released 1961.
NB(8): BARK LOG BL-6 “COUNTRY HICKS, Vol.6.” released United Kingdom
NB(9): WORLD ARTISTS WACD-102 “LUKE GORDON COLLECTOR’S CLASSICS” released Tuesday 24th February 2004.
NB(10): B.A.C.M CD D-393 “LUKE GORDON Sings DARK HOLLOW & Other Classic Numbers” released United Kingdom 2012.

POP STONEMAN And The BLUEGRASS CHAMPS-1
             THE BLUEGRASS CHAMPS-2                  
                                      Rodel Studio, 1028 33rd Street, N.W.                                 Washington.D.C.:                                                      May 1959
             Ernest V. “Pop” Stoneman (vcl/a-harp); Perry Westland (gtr); Van Haden Stoneman (rhy gtr); Lew Childre (dobro/stl gtr-1); Jimmy Stoneman (stg bs).               Producer: Don Owens

             6005                  HAND ME DOWN MY WALKIN’ CANE                                  -1          Blue Ridge 504
                                      (Arr: Dixon Stewart)
             6006                  JUBILEE MARCH                                                               -2                             504                                                                                                
                                      (Lew Childre)

NB(1): BLUE RIDGE 504 released 1960.
NB(2): Steel Guitar solo on 6006  is by LEW CHILDRE.

LUKE GORDON WTTG-TV
                                                               DON OWENS’ JAMBOREE                                     Washington.D.C.:                                                             1959
             (vcl/ac gtr); Donna Stoneman (mand); Ric Nelson (dbro); Jack Cook (stg bs).

             CP-4572             I’M FREE AT LAST                                                                           World Artists WACD-101
                                      (Ernest Tubb)                                                                                   World Artists WACD-105
                                      I SAW THE LIGHT                                                                                                 WACD-105
                                      (Hank Williams) (Acuff-Rose BMI)
                                      MANSION ON THE HILL                                                                           WACD-105
                                      (Fred Rose-Hank Williams) (Acuff-Rose BMI)
                                      WHEN IT’S TIME FOR THE WHIPPOORWILLS
                                      TO SING                                                                                                              WACD-105
                                      (Alton Delmore) (Vidor Pub. Inc. BMI)
                                      JAMBALAYA                                                                                                       WACD-105
                                      (Hank Williams) (Acuff-Rose BMI)
                                      BE A BATCHELOR TILL I DIE                                                                                 WACD-105
                                      (Hank Williams (Acuff-Rose BMI)

NB(1): WORLD ARTISTS WACD-101 “WORLD ARTISTS PRESENTS: LUKE GORDON ORIGINALS: PICTURE SHOW and L & C” released 2001.
NB(2): WORLD ARTISTS WACD-105 “WORLD ARTISTS PRESENTS A LUKE GORDON SPECIAL CD WITH NEW AND OLD SONGS IN MEMORY OF THE LATE DON OWENS” released 2005.
            
LUKE GORDON
                                      Rodel Studio, 1028 33rd Street, N.W                                  Washington, D.C.:                               Sunday 19th  April 1959
(vcl/gtr); with The Drifters
                                                                                                                                           Producer: Don Owens

             45-6007              EIGHT YEARS IN ATLANTA                                                              Blue Ridge 506, World Artists WACD-102
                                      (Don F.Owens) (Lonesome Pine Music BMI)                                      
             45-6008              WHEN IT’S TIME (FOR THE WHIPPOORWILLS TO SING)                        506,                       WACD-102
                                      (Arr: Luke Gordon) (Lonesome Pine Music BMI)                                   B.A.C.M CD D-393

NB: BLUE RIDGE 506 released 1960.
                                                                                                                                          
ALEX CAMPBELL & OLA BELLE REED and New River Ranch Gang-1
DEACON THE STEEL DRIVIN’ MAN and New River Ranch Gang-2
                                      Rodel Studio, 1028 33rd Street,N.W.                                   Washington.D.C.:                                                             1960 
Alex Campbell (vcl/           ); Ola Belle Campbell Reed (vcl/           ); Deacon Brumfield (stl gtr);
                                                                                                                              Producer: Don Owens

45-6009              LITTLE MOSES                                                                   -1          Blue Ridge 507
                         (Arr: Stewart)
45-6010              DEACON’S STEEL GUITAR CHIMES                                    -2          Blue Ridge 507
                         (Deacon Brumfield)
                        
NB: BLUE RIDGE 507 released August 1960.

JIM EANES And His  Shenandoah Valley Boys
                                      Rodel Studio, 1028 33rd Street,N.W.                                  Washington.D.C.:                                                             1960 
Homer Robert “Jim” Eanes Jr. (vcl/gtr); poss Arnold Terry (rhy gtr); Frank Burroughs (el gtr); Alan Shelton (bjo); Roy Russell (fdle); Cliff Ragsdale (stg bs) or Curly Howard (stg bs).                           Producer: Don Owens

45-6011              LONG JOURNEY HOME                                                                  Blue Ridge 510
                         (Dixon Stewart) (Lonesome Pine Music BMI)
45-6012              LADY OF SPAIN                                                                                    510
                         () (Sam Fox Music ASCAP)

NB(1): BLUE RIDGE 510 released 1960.
NB(2): On 45-6012 the label states Banjo solo by Alan Shelton.

LUKE GORDON
                                                  Rodel Studio, 1028 33rd Street, N.W.                    Washington D.C.:                                                             1961
(vcl/ac gtr); Wade Holmes (el gtr); Bill Yates (hmny vcl-1/         ); Wayne Yates (hmny vcl-1/         ); Curley Smith (fdle).
                                                                                                                              Producer: Don F. Owens

S-1335               13 STEPS AWAY -1                                                            Empire 45-512, Spin-O-Rama M-108
                         (L.Gordon) (Cedar Music BMI)                                                           Spin-O-Rama S-108, Premier PM-9041
                                                                                                                              Premier PS-9041, Spin-O-Rama M-126                                                                                                           Premier PS-9041, World Artists WACD-104
                                                                                                                              Premier PS-9041, World Artists WACD-104
                                                                                                                              B.A.C.M CD D-393

NB(1): EMPIRE 45-512 issued with a PICTURE sleeve.
NB(2): EMPIRE 45-512 released March 1961.
NB(3): The above record is a ‘Sheldon’ press.
NB(4): Date sticker on label shows March 1961.
NB(5): SPIN-O-RAMA M/S-108 “JIMMY DEAN with LUKE GORDON Featuring The Country Singing of JIMMY DEAN and LUKE GORDON” released 1963.
NB(6): PREMIER PM/PS-9041 “JIMMY DEAN with LUKE GORDON Featuring The Country Singing of JIMMY DEAN and The Country Singing of LUKE GORDON” released 1963.
NB(7): SPIN-O-RAMA M/S-126 “HOOTENANNY COUNTRY STYLE” released 1964.
NB(8): WORLD ARTISTS WACD-104 “WORLD ARTISTS Presents All New Songs by LUKE GORDON” released 2005.

DON OWENS                             
                                                  Rodel Studio, 1028 33rd Street, N.W.                    Washington,D.C.:                                                ca. Late 1961
with (vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                              Producer: Jack Henderson Clement

6113/                 “WHAT WOULD I DO” (WITHOUT YOU)                                             Blue Ridge 45-512
ZTSP-81104        (Don Owens) (Don Owens Music. Inc. BMI)                                          
6114/                 “COLD DARK WATERS BELOW”                          45-512
ZTSP-81105        (Don Owens) (Don Owens Music. Inc. BMI) 

NB: BLUE RIDGE 45-512 released 1961.

             THE STANLEY BROTHERS-RALPH & CARTER
                                                  Rodel Studio, 1028 33rd Street,N.W.                     Washington.D.C.:                                                             1962 
Ralph Edmond “Ralph” Stanley (vcl/bjo); Carter Glen “Carter” Stanley (vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                              Producer: Don Owens

6215/                 MEET ME TONIGHT                                                                        Blue Ridge 45-514
ZTSP-81406        (Stanley Bros.)
6216/                 NOBODY’S BUSINESS                                                                                       45-514
ZTSP-81407        (Stanley Bros.)

NB: BLUE RIDGE 45-514 released 1962.



LARRY RICHARDSON & HAPPY SMITH and The Blue Ridge Boys
                                                  Rodel Studio, 1028 33rd Street,N.W.                     Washington.D.C.:                                                             1962 
Larry Richardson (vcl/bjo); Happy Smith ();
                                                                                                                              Producer: Don Owens

6217/                 THE NASHVILLE JAIL       Blue Ridge 45-516                                                                                                                                   
ZTSP-81408        (Larry Richardson)
6218/                 SILVER BELLE                                    45-516
ZTSP-81409        (P.D.)
            
NB: BLUE RIDGE 45-516 released 1962.
            
DON OWENS                                                         
                                                  Rodel Studio, 1028 33rd Street, N.W.                                 Washington,D.C.:                                                             1962 
             With (vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                                           Producer: Jack Clement

                          /           YOUR FOOL                                                                                   Blue Ridge 45-518, Sound Stage 7 45-2503                                  
             S-404-1              (Arrington) (Jack Music Inc. BMI)                                                                                                                                                   
                          /           I HOPE YOU’RE SATISFIED                                                                              45-518,                        7 45-2503
             S-405-1              (Don Owens) (Don Owens Music Inc. BMI)                                        
                                     
NB(1): BLUE RIDGE 45-518 released October 1962.
NB(2): BLUE RIDGE 45-518 reviewed Billboard 10th November 1962.                       
             NB(3): Both of the above recordings were leased to SOUND STAGE 7 Records in 1963.
             NB(4): SOUND STAGE 7 45-2503 released May 1963.
             NB(5): SOUND STAGE 7 45-2503 reviewed in Billboard 18th May 1963
            
DISCOGRAPHY compiled by DICK GRANT; the late RIC NELSON; ALAN TURNER & SVEIN MARTIN PEDERSEN with acknowledgements  P.J. Tricker; Andrew Brown; Johan Lofstedt; Pasi Koskela; Dave Sax; Dick Spottswood; Kent Heineman & Pete Kuykendall.


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