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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Roy Hall (1908)

By Tony Russell, Praguefrank, Uwe Hollihn

16 February 1937 Hotel Charlotte, 237 West Trade St., Charlotte, NC – Hall Brothers (Roy Hall  [gt/vcl], Jay Hugh Hall [gt/vcl])
H01 BS-07039  WHEN IT GETS DARK  B-6925 Montgomery Ward M-7236
H02 BS-07040  MCDOWELL BLUES  B-7363 Montgomery Ward M-7238
H03 BS-07041  WHISTLE, HONEY, WHISTLE  B-6925 Montgomery Ward M-7236
H04 BS-07042  NEVER ALONE  B-7801 Montgomery Ward M-7239
H05 BS-07043  SPARTANBURG JAIL  B-7363 Montgomery Ward M-7238
H06 BS-07044  HITCH HIKE BLUES    B-7801 Montgomery Ward M-7239
H07 BS-07045  LITLE MO-HEE  B-6843 Montgomery Ward M-7237
H08 BS-07046  WAY OUT THERE  B-6843 Montgomery Ward M-7237
H09 BS-07047  LITTLE GIRL YOU’VE DONE ME WRONG  B-7103 Montgomery Ward M-7240 (unissued)
H10 BS-07048  MY GIRL HAS GONE AND LEFT ME  B-7103 Montgomery Ward M-7240 (unissued)
H11 BS-07049  I¢LL REMEMBER YOU, LOVE, IN MY PRAYERS Montgomery Ward M-7241 (unissued)
H12 BS-07050  KNOGDOM LAND Montgomery Ward M-7241 (unissued)
27 January 1938 Hotel Charlotte, 237 West Trade St., Charlotte, NC –  Hall Brothers (Roy Hall [gt/vcl], Jay Hugh Hall [gt/vcl], Steve Ledford [fiddle])
H13 BS-018773   IT WAS ONLY A DREAM    B-7462  
H14 BS-018774  AN OLD MAN¢S STORY  B-8923
H15 BS-018775  ALCATRAZ PRISONER   B-7462 
H16 BS-018776  YOUR LOVE WASN¢T TRUE  B-7728
H17 BS-018777  CONSTANT SORROW  unissued
H18 BS-018778  THE WRONG ROAD B-7728/LP 406
26 September 1938 Andrew Jackson Hotel, Rock Hill, SC - Hall Brothers (Roy Hall  [gt/vcl],  Jay Hugh Hall [gt/vcl], Steve Ledford [fiddle])
H19 BS-027703  THE GREAT SPECKLED BIRD  unissued
H20 BS-027704  WAITING THE BOATMAN  unissued
H21 BS-027705  DON¢T GO AWAY UNSAVED  unissued
H22 BS-027706  LOVERS GOODBYE  unissued
H23 BS-027707  ALCATRAZ PRISONER - PART 2  unissued
7 November 1938 Columbia Hotel, Columbia, SC – Roy Hall  and His Blue Ridge Entertainers (Roy Hall [vcl/gt], Talton Aldridge [vcl*/gt], Bob Hopson [gt], Clayton Buchanan [banjo], ? [mandolin], Tommy Magness [fiddle]
001 SC 84  COME BACK LITTLE PAL  -* Vocalion 04842/ LP 406
002 SC 85  LOOK ON AND CRY  unissued
003 SC 86  CRYING HOLY  unissued
005 SC 88  GOOD FOR NOTHING GAL -* Vocalion 04627
006 SC 89  THE LONELY BLUES -* Vocalion 04627
007 SC 90  WHERE THE ROSES NEVER FADE Vocalion 04771 Conqueror 9184/ LP 406
008 SC 91  ANSWER TO GREAT SPECKLED BIRD  Vocalion 04771 Conqueror 9184
009 SC 92  WHEN THE SUN SETS SOMEDAY -* unissued
011 SC 94  STRANGER BLUES  unissued
012 SC 95  SUNNY TENNESSEE -*  Vocalion 04842
013 SC 96  SHE WAS ONLY FLIRTING  unissued
014 SC 97  THE LONESOME DOVE  Vocalion 04717 Conqueror 9230/ LP 406
015 SC 98  SHED YOUR TEARS UPON ME unissued
016 SC 99  NO NEVER ALONE  unissued
017 SC 100  OH THOSE TOMBS  unissued
018 SC 101  WABASH CANNONBALL Vocalion 04717 Conqueror 9230/ LP 406
9 October 1940 Kimball House, 30 South Pryor St., Atlanta, GA – Roy Hall and His Blue Ridge Entertainers (Roy Hall [vcl/gt], Saford Hall [gt], Clayton Hall [banjo], Bill Brown [steel], Wayne Watson [bass], Tommy Magness [fiddle])
019 BS-054572  NEW SAN ANTONIO ROSE B-8561
020 BS-054573  SHE'S WINKING AT ME B-8702
021 BS-054574  I'D DIE BEFORE I'D CRY OVER YOU B-8561
023 BS-054576  DON'T LET YOUR SWEET LOVE DIE B-8656/County LP-406
024 BS-054577  CAN YOU FORGIVE B-8656/County LP-406
025 BS-054578  LOVING YOU TOO WELL B-8676/County LP-406
026 BS-054579  I PLAYED MY HEART AND LOST B-8676
027 BS-054580  RUBBER DOLLY B-8617
028 BS-054581  BYE BYE, BABY, BYE BYE B-8617
029 BS-054582  LITTLE SWEETHEART COME AND KISS ME B-8794/County LP-406
030 BS-054583  'NEATH THE BRIDGE AT THE FOOT OF THE HILL B-8794/County LP-406
1 October 1941 Atlanta, GA – Roy Hall and His Blue Ridge Entertainers (Roy Hall [vcl/gt], Jim Eanes [vcl*], Saford Hall [gt], Clayton Hall [banjo], Bill Brown [steel], Wayne Watson [bass], Tommy Magness [fiddle])
031 BS-071048  UNTIL I RETURN TO YOU B-8905
032 BS-071049  NATURAL BRIDGE BLUES* B-8863/County LP-406
034 BS-071051  I WONDER WHERE YOU ARE TONIGHT* B-8959/County LP-406
035 BS-071052  I¢M GLAD WE DIDN¢T SAY GOODBYE 33-0515
036 BS-071053  MY SWEET MOUNTAIN ROSE B-8905
037 BS-071054  THE BEST OF FRIENDS MUST PART 33-0515/County LP-406
038 BS-071055  POLECAT BLUES B-8863/County LP-406

County LP-406 Roy Hall And His Blue Ridge Entertainers: Loving You Too Well; Come Back Little Pal; Can You Forgive; Natural Bridge Blues; I Wonder Where You Are Tonight; Wrong Road; Where The Roses Never Fade; Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die; Lonesome Dove; Little Sweetheart Come And Kiss Me; Polecat Blues; Bridge At The Foot Of The Hill; Wabash Cannonball; Best Of Friends Must Part Someday - 77

Bluebird (1937-38) w. Jay Hugh Hall as by The Hall Brothers
B-6843 Way Out There / Little Mohee - 03-37 (reissued on Montgomery Ward M-7237)
B-6925 Whistle Honey Whistle / When It Gets Dark - 04-37 (reissued on Montgomery Ward M-7236)
B-7103 Little Girl You've Done Me Wrong / My Girl Has Gone And Left Me - 09-37
M-7238 Partanburg Jail / McDowell Blues - 37 (Montgomery Ward)
M-7239 Never Alone / Hitch Hike Blues - 37 (Montgomery Ward)
M-7240 Little Girl You've Done Me Wrong / My Girl Has Gone And Left Me – unissued (1937, Montgomery Ward)
M-7241 I'll Remember You, Love, In My Prayers / Kingdom Land – unissued (1937, Montgomery Ward)
B-7363 Partanburg Jail / McDowell Blues - 01-38 (reissue of M-7238)
B-7462 It Was Only A Dream / Alcatraz Prisoner - 03-38
B-7728 The Wrong Road / Your Love Was Not True - 08-38
B-7801 Never Alone / Hitch Hike Blues - 10-38 (reissue of M-7239)
B-8923 Elevated Railroad In The City / An Old Man's Story - 02-42
Vocalion (1938, subsidiary of Columbia) w. Blue Ridge Entertainers
04627 Good For Nothing Gal / Lonely Blues - 02-39
04717 The Lonesome Dove / Wabash Cannon Ball - 03-39 (reissued on Conqueror 9230 in 07-39)
04771 Answer To Great Speckled Bird / Where The Roses Never Fade - 04-39 (also on Conqueror 9184)
04842 Come Back Little Pal / Sunny Tennessee - 06-39
Bluebird (1940-41)
B-8391 Happy-Go-Lucky Breakdown / Whatcha Gonna Do With The Baby - 40 (reissued on Montgomery Ward M-8718)
B-8467 No Letter In The Mail Today / Come Back Sweetheart - 40
B-8528 I Hope She's Satisfied / Darling, I'm Still In Love With You - 40
B-8561 I'd Die Before I'd Cry Over You / New San Antonio Rose - 11-40
M-8719 No Letter In The Mail Today / I'm Still In Love With You – 40 (reissue, Montgomery Ward)
M-8720 Come Back Sweetheart / I Hope She's Satisfied – 40 (reissue, Montgomery Ward)
B-8617 Bye Bye, Baby, Bye Bye / Rubber Dolly - 01-41
B-8656 Can You Forgive / Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die - 02-41
B-8676 I Played My Heart And Lost / Loving You Too Well - 03-41
B-8702 She's Winkin' At Me / Your Heart Should Belong To Me - 04-41
B-8703 You Don't Love Me / Weeping Willow Valley - 04-41
B-8794 Neath The Bridge At The Foot Of The Hill / Little Sweetheart, Come And Kiss Me - 05-41
B-8863 Polecat Blues / Natural Bridge Blues - 11-41
B-8906 My Sweet Mountain Rose / Until I Return To You - 02-42
B-8959 I Wonder If The Moon Shines / I Wonder Where You Are Tonight - 04-42
33-0515 Best Of Friends Must Part / I'm Glad We Didn't Say Goodbye - 01-45

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