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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Al Sims

Allan W. Smith
by Dick Grant with acknowledgements to Dave Luxton and Phil Tricker.
January 1957 Norman Petty Studio, 1313 West 7th St., Clovis, NM - Al Sims (Al Smith [vcl/rh gt], ? [bass]. Producer: Norman Petty)
001 H80W-0139 LOVE THAT LIVES FOR EVER Sunshine 11075
002 H80W-0140 HARD WORKING MAN 11075
Winter 1957 KVLF Radio Station, Alpine, TX - Al Sims & The Alpine Two (Don Powell [ld gt], Bud Turner [bass])
003 PARTY Listen 45-681/BACM CD D 395
ca Late 1957 KVLF Radio Station, Alpine, TX - Al Sims & The Alpine Two (Don Powell [ld gt], Bud Turner [bass])
005 CP-1407 YOUR LOVE IS LIKE A PRISON Listen 45-690
006 CP-1408 LITTLE RED CABOOSE 45-690 Dixie CD-6666/Dusty LP-100 BACM CD D 395
007 CP-1409 ESKIMO SWEETHEART 45-691/BACM CD D 395
008 CP-1410 PARTY 45-691/Legend LP-1003 Flame LP-006 BACM CD D 395
1958 Calvin Boles Studio, Alamagordo, NM - Al Sims (Don Powell [steel] + 4 unknown musicians. Producer: Calvin Boles)
009 45R-1370A GREEN GATOR ATER Yucca 45-104/Key LP-1590 White Label WLP-8836
010 45R-1370B RING AROUND THE MOON Yucca 45-104

Sunshine (1957)
11075 Love That Lives For Ever / Hard Working Man - 57
Listen [Starday Custom] (1957)
45-681 Party / Girl Without A Heart - 57
45-690 Your Love Is Like A Prison / Little Red Caboose - 01-58
45-691 Eskimo Sweetheart / Party - 01-58
Yucca (1958)
45-104 Green Gator Ater / Ring Around The Moon - 10-58  (rev. Nov. 10)


Thanks to Michel Ruppli, not only for his books which I use daily, but also for a large amount of rare and unpublished data from his giant archive.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.