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Friday, October 2, 2009

Werly Fairburn

*27-11-1924 St. Tammy Parish, LA, +18-01-1985

by Richard Weize, Carl LaFong, Mario Manciotti
17 November 1952 ACA Studio, 5522 Washington Ave., Houston, TX – Werly Fairburn (unknown musicians)
two (?) unknown tracks probably later purchased by Capitol. Possibly Capitol masters 13026/13027
3 February 1953 ACA Studio, 5522 Washington Ave., Houston, TX – Werly Fairburn (Jimmy Swan band: R.B.Mitchell [gt], Charlie Ward [steel], Hilton Giger [bass], Clayton Parker [fiddle]
003 DRC 146/ACA 2430 CAMPNG WITH MARIE Trumpet 195/ Wall LP-100 BCD-15578
004 DRC 147/ACA 2429 LET'S LIVE IT OVER Trumpet 195/ Wall LP-100 BCD-15578
005 DRC 148/ACA 2428 BABY CALL ON ME Trumpet 196
006 DRC 149/ACA 2427 I FEEL LIKE CRYIN' Trumpet 196/ Wall LP-100
5 March 1954 [no. 3340] New Orleans, LA – Werly Fairburn (prob. Johnny Bonvillian [steel], Joe Martin [bass], ? [fiddle])
007 12374 GOOD DEAL, LUCILLE Capitol F2770/ BCD-15578
008 12375 BABY HE'S A WOLF F2770/ BCD-15578
010 12377 NOTHIN' BUT LOVIN' F2844/ BCD-15578
19 June 1954 [no. 3435] New Orleans, LA – Werly Fairburn (prob. Johnny Bonvillian [steel], Joe Martin [bass], ? [fiddle])
011 12675 WON'T IT BE NICE Capitol unissued/ BCD-15578
012 12676 A LITTLE BIT OF NO THING Capitol unissued/ BCD-15578
013 12677 PRISON CELL OF LOVE F2963/ Wall LP-100 BCD-15578
014 12678 SPITFUL HEART F3101/ Wall LP-100 BCD-15578
ca. September 1954 [no.3535] unknown – Werly Fairburn (detail unknown. Posibly purchased masters recorded in November 1952) [see also 1952 session]
015 13026 IT'S A COLD WEARY WORLD F3101/ Wall LP-100 BCD-15578
016 13027 I FEEL LIKE CRYIN' F2963/ BCD-15578
24 June 1955 [12:30-15:30] Castle Studio At The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville 3, TN – Werly Fairburn (Chet Atkins [gt], Eddie Hill [gt], Harold John Cavallero [steel], Ernie Newton [bass], Tommy Vaden [fidle], Farris Coursey [drums]. Producer: Don Law)
017 CO 53593/NASH 1989/ZSP-36593 STAY CLOSE TO ME 4-21483/ BCD-15578
018 CO 53594/NASH 1990/ZSP-36594 BROKEN HEARTED ME 4-21483/ BCD-15578
019 CO 53595/NASH 1991/ZSP-36595 THAT SWEET LOVE OF MINE 4-21432/ BCD-15578
020 CO 53596/NASH 1992/ZSP-36596 I GUESS I'M CRAZY (FOR LOVING YOU) 4-21432/ BCD-15578
12 April 1956 [19:30-22:30] Jim Beck Studio, 1914 Forest Ave., Dallas, TX – Werly Fairburn (Tommy Tomlinson [gt], James Trammel [steel], Fred Dawson [bass], William Pecchi [drums])
021 CO 55955/JB 351/JZSP-38451 I'M JEALOUS Columbia unissued/ BCD-15578
022 CO 55956/JB 352/JZSP-38452 IT'S HEAVEN 4-21528/ Wall LP-100 BCD-15578
023 CO 55957/JB 353/JZSP-38453 OLD MEM'RIES COME BACK Columbia unissued/ BCD-15578
024 CO 55958/JB 354/JZSP-38454 EVERYBODY'S ROCKIN' 4-21528/Wall LP-100 BCD-15578
13 September 1956 Cosimo Recording Studio, 525 Gov. Nicholls St., New Orleans, LA – Werly Fairburn (? [gt], Joe Martin [bass], Eddie Landers [drums], ? [piano])
025 SWF 6882 I'M A FOOL ABOUT YOUR LOVE Savoy 1503/ Wall LP-100 BCD-15578
026 SWF 6883 LOVE ROUTINE unissued
027 SWF 6884 CRYIN' SHAME unissued
028 SWF 6885 ALL THE TIME Savoy 1503/ Wall LP-100 BCD-15578
January or February 1957 Cosimo Recording Studio, 525 Gov. Nicholls St., New Orleans, LA – Werly Fairburn (? [gt], Joe Martin [bass], Eddie Landers [drums], ? [piano])
029 SWF 6934 MY HEART'S ON FIRE Savoy 1509/ Wall LP-100 BCD-15578
030 SWF 6935 SPEAK TO ME BABY Savoy 1509/ Wall LP-100 BCD-15578
summer 1957 Cosimo Recording Studio, 525 Gov. Nicholls St., New Orleans, LA – Werly Fairburn (? [gt], Joe Martin [bass], Eddie Landers [drums], ? [piano])
031 SWF 70090 TELEPHONE BABY Savoy 1521/ Wall LP-100 BCD-15578
032 SWF 70091 NO BLUES TOMORROW Savoy 1521/ Wall LP-100 BCD-15578
April or May 1959 Master Recorders, 533 North Fairfax, Hollywood, CA – Werly Fairburn/*as by Jack Hammer (unknown musicians + Paradons)
033 MR 101 DOGGONE THAT MOON Milestone 2001* 2013/ Wall LP-100 BCD-15578
034 MR 102 BLACK WIDOW SPIDER WOMAN Milestone 2001*/BCD-15578
035 MR 103 YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE Milestone 2013/ Wall LP-100 BCD-15578
1965 Hollywood, CA – Werly Fairburn (unknown musicians)
036 F 2400 THAT'S JUST HOW BAD IT IS Fair-Lew 100
037 F 2401 I'M LOST Fair-Lew 100
ca January 1967 Hollywood, CA – Werly Fairburn (unknown musicians)
038 BL 501 MY CRAZY WORLD Best-in-Country 1001 Paula 295
039 BL 502 THERE IS SOMETHING ON YOUR MIND Best-in-Country 1001 Paula 295

Wall RLP-100 Everybody's Rockin': Everybody's Rocking; Telephone Baby; I'm A Fool About Your Love; All The Time; My Heart's On Fire; Speak To Me Baby; No Blues Tomorrow; Let's Live It Over; You Are My Sunshine; Doggone That Moon; Camping With Mary; Prison Cell Of Love; I Feel Like Cryin'; It's Heaven; It's A Cold Weary World; Spitefull Heart – 89
Bear Family [GER] BCD-15578 Everybody's Rockin': I'm A Fool About Your Love; Everybody's Rockin'; All The Time; My Heart's On Fire; Speak To Me Baby; Telephone Baby; No Blues Tomorrow; I'm Jealous; I Guess I'm Crazy; That Sweet Love Of Mine; Nothin' But Lovin'; Love Spelled Backwards Is Evol; Broken Hearted Me; Stay Close To Me; It's Heaven; Old Mem'ries Come Back; Good Deal Lucille; Baby He's A Wolf ; Won't It Be Nice; Little Bit Of Nothing; Prison Cell Of Love; Spiteful Heart; It's A Cold Weary World; I Feel Like Cryin'; Camping With Marie; Let's Live It Over; Doggone That Moon; Black Widow Spider Woman; You Are My Sunshine - 94


Trumpet (1953)
195 Camping With Marie / Let's Live It Over - 05-53
196 I Feel Like Cryin' / Baby Call On Me - 07-53
Capitol (1954-55)
F2770 Good Deal, Lucille / Baby, He's A Wolf – ca. 04-54
F2844 Love Spelled Backwards Is Evol / Nothin' But The Lovin' - 06-54
F2963 Prison Cell Of Love / I Feel Like Cryin' - 10-54 (rev. Oct. 25)
F3101 It's A Cold, Weary World / Spiteful Heart - 04-55 (rev. Apr. 30)
Columbia (1955-56)
4-21432 I Guess, I'm Crazy (For Loving You) / That Sweet Old Love Of Mine - 01-08-55
4-21483 Stay Close To Me / Broken Hearted Me – 01-56
4-21528 It's Heaven / Everybody's Rockin' – ca. 04-06-56 (rev. June 9)
Savoy (1956-57)
45-1503 All The Time / I'm A Fool About Your Love - 10-56 (rev. Oct. 20)
45-1509 My Heart's On Fire / Speak To Me Baby - 02-57 (rev. March 2)
45-1521 Telephone Baby / No Blues Tomorrow - 08-57 (rev. Sept. 9)
Milestone (1959)
2001 Doggone That Moon / Black Widow Spider Woman – 59 as Jack Hammer
2013 You Are My Sunshine / Doggone That Moon - 08-62
Fair-Lew (1965)
100 That's Just How Bad It Is / I'm Lost - 65
Best In Country (1967)
1001 There's Something On Your Mind / My Crazy World (Of Make Believe) - 67 (reissued on Paula 295 in 02-68)


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.