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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Johnny Barfield

Johnny Alexander Barfield, *03-03-1909 Tifton, GA, +16-01-1974.
By Tony Russell, Thieu Van De Vorst, Praguefrank

21 August 1939 Atlanta, GA - Johnny Barfield (solo)
001 BS-041210-1 WHY DON'T YOU GIVE ME MY MEMORIES Bluebird B-8318 Montgomery Ward M8408/Bronco Buster CD-9025
002 BS-041211-1 DON'T CRY MY DARLIN' B-8318 M8408/Bronco Buster CD-9025
003 BS-041212-1 IN A SLEEPY COUNTRY TOWN B-8300 M8408 Bronco Buster CD-9025
004 BS-041213-1 WHEN DADDY PLAYED THE OLD BANJO B-8300 M8409/Bronco Buster CD-9025
005 BS-041214-1 BOOGIE WOOGIE B-8272  M8407/Bronco Buster CD-9025
006 BS-041215-1 EVERYBODY'S TRYIN' TO BE MY BABY B-8272 M8407
5 February 1940 Atlanta, GA - Johnny Barfield (Ralph Pleasant [fiddle])
007 BS-047512-1 GONNA RIDE TIL THE SUN GOES DOWN B-8395 Montgomery Ward M8653/Bronco Buster CD-9025
008 BS-047513-1 MY POODLE DOODLE DOG B-8415 Montgomery Ward M8655
009 BS-047514-1 THAT LITTLE SHIRT MY MOTHER MADE FOR ME B-8506 Montgomery Ward M8656
010 BS-047515-1 AIN'T I RIGHT B-8486 Montgomery Ward M8657
011 BS-047516-1 LONG TONGUED WOMAN B-8486 Montgomery Ward M8657
012 BS-047517-1 OLD FIDDLER JOE B-8395 Montgomery Ward M8653/Bronco Buster CD-9025
013 BS-047518-1 LOVE ME ONLY B-8447 Montgomery Ward M8654/Bronco Buster CD-9025
014 BS-047519-1 DON'T TAKE MY MEMORIES B-8447 Montgomery Ward M8654/Bronco Buster CD-9025
015 BS-047520-1 THE NEW BOOGIE WOOGIE B-8506 Montgomery Ward M8655/Bronco Buster CD-9025
016 BS-047521-1 IT AIN'T NO GOOD B-8415 Montgomery Ward M8655
8 October 1940 Rooms 104, 106, Kimball House, 30 South Pryor St., Atlanta, GA - Johnny Barfield (Ralph Pleasant [fiddle]
017 BS-054544-1 IN THE HEART OF THE CITY B-8586 Montgomery Ward M8840/Bronco Buster CD-9025
018 BS-054545-1 DESERT LULLABY B-8636 Montgomery Ward M8841/Bronco Buster CD-9025
019 BS-054546-1 TRUE TO THE ONE I LOVE B-8691 Montgomery Ward M8842/Bronco Buster CD-9025
020 BS-054547-1 HEARTACHES AND TEARS B-8636 Montgomery Ward M8840/Bronco Buster CD-9025
021 BS-054548-1 SLEEP, DARLIN', SLEEP ON B-8586 Montgomery Ward M8841/Bronco Buster CD-9025
022 BS-054549-1 PRETTY LITTLE NAPONEE B-8691 Montgomery Ward M8842
023 BS-054550-1 YOU'LL WANT ME TO WANT YOU SOME DAY B-8782 Montgomery Ward M8843/Bronco Buster CD-9025
024 BS-054551-1 IT'S A LONG LANE THAT DOESN'T HAVE A TURNING B-8782 Montgomery Ward M8843/Bronco Buster CD-9025
025 BS-054552-1 HIGHWAY HOBO B-8830 Montgomery Ward M8844/Bronco Buster CD-9025
026 BS-054553-1 BERRY PICKING TIME B-8830 Montgomery Ward M8844
29 September 1941 Atlanta, GA - Johnny Barfield (solo)
027 BS-071022-1 ICE MAN BLUES unissued
029 BS-071024-1 I CAN'T HELP IT, I STILL LOVE YOU B-8917
031 BS-071026-1 THE NUMBERS BLUES B-8850
1946 unknown - Johnny Barfield

Bronco Buster [GER] CD-9025 Soulful Country Ballads
: The New "Boogie Woogie"; Gonna Ride Till The Sun Goes Down; In The Heart Of The City; Boogie Woogie; Highway Hobo; Desert Lullaby; Old Fiddler Joe; When Daddy Played The Old Banjo; Don't Cry My Darlin'; Why Don't You Give Me My Memories ?; Love Me Only; Don't Take My Memories; You'll Want Me To Want You Someday; In A Sleepy Country Town; True To The One I Love; It's A Long Lane That Doesn't Have A Turning; Sleep, Darlin' Sleep On; Heartaches And Tears - 97

Bluebird/*Montgomery Ward
B-8272 Boogie Woogie / Everybody's Tryins To Be My Baby - 39 (reissued on Mongomery Ward M847)
B-8300 In A Sleepy Country Town / When Daddy Played The Old Banjo - 39 (reissued on Mongomery Ward M8409)
B-8318 Why Don’t You Give Me My Memories / Don‘t Cry My Darlin‘ - 39 (reissued on Mongomery Ward M8408)
B-8395 Gonna Ride Til The Sun Goes Down / Old Fiddler Joe - 40 (reissued on Montgomery Ward M8653)
B-8415 My Poodle Doodle Dog / It Ain't No Good - 40 (reissued on Montgomery Ward M8655)
B-8486 Ain't I Right / Long Tongued Woman - 40 (reissued on Montgomery Ward M8657)
B-8447 Love Me Only / Don't Take My Memories - 40 (reissued on Montgomery Ward M8654)
B-8506 The New Boogie Woogie / That Little Shirt My Mother Made For Me - 40 (reissued on Montgomery Ward M8656)
B-8586 Sleep, Darlin', Sleep On / In The Heart Of The City - 40
B-8636 Heartaches And Tears / Desert Lullaby - 41
*M-8840 In The Heart Of The City / Heartaches And Tears - 41 (reissue)
*M-8841 Sleep, Darlin', Sleep On / Desert Lullaby - 41 (reissue)
B-8691 Pretty Little Naponee / True To The One I Love - 41(reissued on Montgomery Ward M-8842)
B-8782 You'll Want Me To Want You Some Day / It's A Long Lane That Doesn't Have A Turning - 41 (reissued on Montgomery Ward M-8843)
B-8830 Highway Hobo / Berry Picking Time - 41
B-8850 The Numbers Blues / It's All Over Now I'm Glad We'r Through - 41
B-8917 Please Pull Down Your Curtain / I Can¢T Help It, I Still Love You - 42
Bullet (1949)
620 Doin' The Boogie Woogie / I Hope I Break Your Heart - 10-46 (rev. Nov. 9)



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.