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Friday, September 25, 2009

Don Helms

Donald Hugh Helms, *28-02-1927 New Brockton, AL, +11-08-2008
by Michel Ruppli, Praguefrank, Mario Manciotti, Thieu Van De Vorst, Lennart Gustavsson

September 1961 Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Don Helms [steel] (Producer: Shelby Singleton)
001 YW-21305/PS-6185/PS-1860 COLD, COLD HEART Smash SRS-67001
002 YW-21306/PB-6186/PB-1861 HEY GOOD LOOKIN' Smash SRS-67001
003 YW-21307/PB-6187/PB-1862 I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY Smash SRS-67001
004 YW-21308/PB-6188/PS-1863 JAMBALAYA Smash SRS-67001
005 YW-21311/PB-6189/PB-1864 YOUR CHEATIN' HEART Smash SRS-67001
006 YW-21312/PB-6190/PS-1865 TAKE THESE CHAINS FROM MY HEART Smash SRS-67001
September 1961 Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Don Helms [steel] (Producer: Shelby Singleton)
007 YW-22047/PB-6191/PS-1866 YOU WIN AGAIN Smash SRS-67001
008 YW-22048/PB-6192/PS-1867 HALF AS MUCH Smash SRS-67001
009 YW.22049/PB-6193/PS-1868 KAW-LIGA SRS-67001
010 YW-22050/PB-6194/PS-1869 MANSION ON THE HILL Smash SRS-67001
011 YW-22051/PB-6195/PS-1870 THERE'LL BE NO TEARDROPS TONIGHT Smash SRS-67001
012 YW-22052/PB-6196/PS-1871 WEDDING BELLS Smash SRS-67001
1 August 1962 Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Don Helms [steel] (Producer: Shelby Singleton)
013 YW-25323/PB-7911 I CAN'T HELP IT Smash S-1781/SRS-67019
014 YW-25324/PB-7912 I WALK THE LINE Smash SRS-67019
015 YW-25325/PB-7913 WINDOW UP ABOVE Smash SRS-67019
016 YW-25326/PB-7914 I'M WALKING THE FLOOR OVER YOU Smash SRS-67019
017 YW-25327/PB-7915 GONE Smash SRS-67019
018 YW-25328/PB-7916 BOUQUET OF ROSES Smash SRS-67019
1 August 1962 Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Don Helms [steel] (Producer: Shelby Singleton)
019 YW-25329/PB-7917 FIREBALL MAIL Smash S-1781/SRS-67019
020 YW-25330/PB-7918 FOUR WALLS Smash SRS-67019
021 YW-25331/PB-7919 FRAULEIN Smash SRS-67019
022 YW-25332/PB-7920 I CAN'T STOP LOVIN' YOU Smash SRS-67019
024 YW-25334/PB-7922 THE WILD SIDE OF LIFE Smash SRS-67019
Don Helms recorded after 1962. Some albums on CPR Records are listed in albums list. Also member of Drifting Cowboys
1996 The Factory, Hendersonville, TN – Don Helms (Producer: Michael Panasuk)

1999 The Factory, Hendersonville, TN – Don Helms  (Producer: Michael Panasuk)
2000 The Factory, Hendersonville, TN – Don Helms  (Producer: Michael Panasuk)

Smash MGS-27001/SRS-67001 Steel Guitar Sounds Of Hank Williams:
Your Cheatin' Heart; Mansion On The Hill; Wedding Bells; You Win Again; Half As Much; Take These Chains From My Heart; Jambalaya; I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry; There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight; Cold, Cold Heart; Kaw-Liga; Hey Good Lookin' - 61
Smash MGS-27019/SRS-67019 Steel Guitar Plays All Time Favorites: I Can't Help It; I Walk The Line; Window Up Above; I'm Walking The Floor Over You; Gone; Bouquet Of Roses; Fireball Mail; Four Walls; Fraulein; I Can't Stop Lovin' You; Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On; Wild Side Of Life - 62
CPR ? Don Helms Gospel Favorites: I'll Fly Away; Gone Home; Wings Of A Dove; The Old Rugged Cross; Just A Closer Walk With Thee; House Of Gold; It Is No Secret; Farther Along; Amazing Grace; I Saw The Light
CPR ? All Time Country Favorites: Kaw-Liga; I Walk The Line; Gone; Fire Ball Mail; I’m Walkin’ The Floor Over You; I Can’t Help It; Hey Good Lookin’; Four Walls; I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry; There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight; Cold, Cold Heart; Jambalaya - 99 (probably Mercury tracks)
CPR TADIS 2003 50 Years of Legendary Steel Guitar: Remington Ride; Corn Crib; Mud Hut; Canal Street Parade; Swing Shift Bounce; Rock Point; Fish Tail; The Funeral; San Antonio Rose; Roadside Rag; Georgia Steel Guitar; Don Helms The Man*; I'm So Lonesome*; Mansion On The Hill*;Cold Cold Heart* – 00 (as steel guitarist on other artists recodings, except of*)
CPR ? Pickin’ and Singin’: Honky Tonkin'; On The Banks Of The Old Pontchartrain; Introducing Don's Singing Debut; May You Never Be Alone Like Me; I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin'; Somebody's Back In Town; Window Shopping; Blue Steel Blues; Big News; Theme Time; White Silver Sands - 03-05
CPR ? Live from England, 1980: (tracks unknown)
BACM [UK] CD D 457 Don Helms Plays Hank Williams and Other Favorites:Your Cheatin’ Heart;  Mansion On The Hill;  Wedding Bells;  You Win Again;  Half As Much;  Take These Chains From My Heart;  Jambalaya (On The Bayou);  I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry;  There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight;  Cold, Cold Heart;  Kaw-Liga;  Hey Good Lookin’;  I Can’t Help It;  I Walk The Line;  The Window Up Above;  I’m Walking The Floor Over You;  Gone;  Bouquet Of  Roses;  Fireball Mail;  Four Walls;  Fraulein;  I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You;  Send Me The Pillow You Dream On;  The Wild Side Of Life – 07-14 (reissue of  SRS 67001, 67019)

Smash (1962)
S-1781 Fireball Mail / I Can't Help It - 09-62



As guest star on Country Music Time Shows:
(# 250, ca 1962, Wilburn Brothers): Hey Good Lookin‘
(#298,  ca 1963, Wilburn Brothers): Fire Ball Mail


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
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
And last but not least I would like to thank all who visit this blog - they come from more than 100 countries.