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Friday, March 12, 2010

Tenneva Ramblers / Jack Pierce / Grant Brothers

by Henk Scholts, Tony Russell (Country Discography 1921-1942), Thieu Van De Vorst, Steve Hathaway

4 August 1927 410 State St., Bristol, TN  - Tenneva Ramblers (Claude Grant [vcl/gt], Jack Grant [banjo/mandolin], Claude Slagle [banjo], Jack Pierce [fiddle])
001 BVE-39770-2  THE LONGEST TRAIN I EVER SAW Victor 20861/Puritan 3001 JSP 7743 CMF 0114 BCD 16094
002 BVE-39771-2  SWEET HEAVEN, WHEN I DIE  20861/Puritan 3001 JSP 7743 BCD 16094
003 BVE-39772-2  MISS LIZA, POOR GAL 21141/Puritan 3001 JSP 7743 BCD 16094 BACM CD D 132
18 February 1928 Peach Tree Road, Atlanta, GA - Teneva Ramblers (Claude Grant [vcl/gt], Jack Grant [banjo/mandolin], Claude Slagle [banjo], Jack Pierce [fiddle])
004 BVE-41908-2  DARLING, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN SO LONG    21645/Puritan 3001 JSP 7743 BACM CD D 132
005 BVE-41909-1  IF I DIE A RAILROAD MAN   21406/Puritan 3001 JSP 7743  [t.2] RCA LPV-532
006 BVE-41910-2  I'M GOING TO GEORGIA    21645/Puritan 3001 JSP 7743 BACM CD D 132
007 BVE-41911-1  THE CURTAINS OF NIGHT   21289/Puritan 3001 JSP 7743
008 BVE-41912-2  THE LONELY GRAVE   21289/Puritan 3001
009 BVE-41913-1  SEVEN LONG YEARS IN PRISON 21406/Puritan 3001 JSP 7743 LPV 548
27 October 1928 Bristol, TN – Smyth County Ramblers (Jack Pierce [vcl/fiddle], Malcom Warley [vcl-1/gt], Carl Cruise [vcl-2/gt], Weldon Reedy [banjo])
S01 BVE-47229  MY NAME IS TICKLISH REUBEN -1  40144/ BACM CD D 132
S02 BVE-47230  WAY DOWN IN ALABAMA -2 40144/ BACM CD D 132
15 October 1928 Johnson City, TN -  The Grant Brothers  and  their music (Claude Grant [vcl/gt], Jack Grant [vcl/banjo/mandolin], Claude Slagle [banjo], Jack Pierce [vcl/fiddle])
010 W147178-1  WHEN A MAN IS MARRIED Columbia15322-D/Puritan 3001 JSP 7743
011 W147179-1  GOODBYE MY HONEY I'M GONE Columbia15460-D/Puritan 3001 JSP 7743
012 W147180-2  TELL IT TO ME  Columbia15322-D/Puritan 3001 JSP 7743
013 W147181-2  THE JOHNSON BOYS Columbia15460-D/Puritan 3001 JSP 7743
20 August 1936 New York City - Jack Pierce  and  His Cowboys (Orville Rex Mitchell [ld gt], Debs Slim Mays [gt], Earl Carr [bass], Jack Pierce [fiddle]. Syd Newman [harmonica/kazoo])
014 19722-2  OKLAHOMA BLUES Vocalion 03326 Melotone 7-03-72 BACM CD D 132
015 19723-2  MONDAY MORNING BLUES*  03382/ BACM CD D 132
24 August 1936 New York City - Jack Pierce  and  His Cowboys (Orville Rex Mitchell [ld gt/vcl-2], Debs Slim Mays [gt], Earl Carr [bass/vcl*], Jack Pierce [fiddle/vcl-1]. Syd Newman [harmonica/kazoo])
016 19738-1  MOUNTAIN RHYTHM      03362 / BACM CD D 132
017 19739-2  SOUTH OF THE MASON DIXON LINE    03326  Melotone 7-03-72/ BACM CD D 132
018 19740-1  LOOKIN' FOR A HILL BILLY BRIDE   03309 /BACM CD D 132
019 19741-2  WHERE THE WESTERN HORIZON BEGINS*   03362 / BACM CD D 132
020 19742-1  IN THE GOLDEN WEST WITH YOU  03382 / BACM CD D 132
021 19743-2  SWEET GEORGIA BROWN    03309/ BACM CD D 132
9 September 1936 New York City - Jack Pierce and The Oklahoma Cowboys/*as by Los Fronterizos (Orville Rex Mitchell [ld gt/vcl*], Debs Slim Mays [gt/vcl-3], Earl Carr [bass/], Jack Pierce [fiddle]. Syd Newman [harmonica/kazoo])
022 BS-0500-1  HILL BILLY SHACK IN THE VALLEY  Bluebird B-6822 Twin FT8317/ BACM CD D 132
023 BS-0501-1  SPOONING 'NEATH A WESTERN SKY  Bluebird B-6785/ BACM CD D 132
024 BS-0502-2  KEEP ON SHINING COLORADO MOON -2 Bluebird B-6646 Twin FT8216/ BACM CD D 132
025 BS-0503-1  IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE I'M LEAVIN' -1,3  Bluebird B-6610 Twin FT8248/ BACM CD D 132
026 BS-0504-1  MY HOME ON THE WESTERN PLAINS  Bluebird B-6646 Twin FT8216/ BACM CD D 132
027 BS-0505-1  MY DAD -3 Bluebird B-6822
028 BS-0506-1  THE BLUE RIDGE HOME I LOVE -1,3  Bluebird B-6632/ BACM CD D 132
029 BS-0515-1  WILD FLOWER WALTZ  unissued
030 BS-0516-1  SING NIGHTINGALE  unissued
031 BS-0517-1  SPANISH WALTZ*  Bluebird B-2508
032 BS-0518-1  JACK'S POLKA*  Bluebird B-2507
033 BS-0519-1  JILL'S POLKA*  Bluebird B-2507
034 BS-0520-1  HELENA  unissued
035 BS-0521-1  DRIFTWOOD  Bluebird B-3186 Victor V-21139
036 BS-0522-1  MOUNTAIN GOAT  Bluebird B-3186 V-21139
037 BS-0523-1  OKLAHOMA MEDLEY  unissued
038 BS-0524-1  FRONTIER BREAKDOWN  unissued
039 BS-0525-1  DUST PAN BLUES  unissued
040 BS-0526-1  WABASH BLUES  Bluebird B-6632/ BACM CD D 132
041 BS-0527-1  WANG WANG BLUES  unissued
042 BS-0528-1  HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY GAL  Bluebird B-6610 Twin FT8248/ BACM CD D 132
043 BS-0529-1  IF I HAD MY WAY  Bluebird B-6785/ BACM CD D 132
early 1947 unknown - Tenneva Ramblers as by Jack Grant and his 7-V-4 Ranch Boys
044 1565  RENFRO VALLEY   4 Star  1177
046 1567  unknown title
047 1568  THE CRAWDAD SONG   1177
048 1569  unknown title
049 1570  TREADWAY RAG 4 Star 1178

Puritan 3001 The Tenneva Ramblers: Sweet Heaven When I Die; The Longest Train I Ever Saw; Tell It To Me; I'm Goin' To Georgia; The Lonely Grave; Miss Liza, Poor Gal; Goodbye My Honey I'm Gone; Seven Long Years In Prison; Darling Where You Been So Long; The Johnson Boys; The Curtains Of Night; If I Die A Railroad Man; When A Man Is Married - ca 72
BACM [UK] CD D 132 Fiddlin’ Jack Pierce and The Oklahoma Cowboys: Miss ‘Liza, Poor Gal; Darling, Where Have You Been So Long?; I’m Going To Georgia; My Name Is Ticklish Reuben; Way Down In Alabama; Oklahoma Blues; Monday Morning Blues; Mountain Rhythm; South Of The Mason Dixon Line; Lookin’ For A Hillbilly Bride; Where The Western Horizon Begins; In The Golden West With You; Sweet Georgia Brown; Hillbilly Shack In The Valley; Spoonin’ Neath A Western Sky; Keep On Shining Colorado Moon; If You Don’t Believe I’m Leavin’; My Home On The Western Plains; The Blue Ridge Home I Love; Wabash Blues; Has Anybody Seen My Gal; If I Had My Way - 05

Victor (1927-28)
20861 The Longest Train I Ever Saw / Sweet Heaven, When I Die - 10-27
21141 Miss Liza, Poor Gal / (Bool Mountain Moonshiners) - ca 03-02-28
21289 The Curtains Of Night / The Lonely Grave - 05-28
21406 If I Die A Railroad Man / Seven Long Years In Prison - 07-28
21645 I'm Going To Georgia / Darling, Where Have You Been So Long - 11-28

40144 My Name Is Tickling Reuben / Way Down In Alabama – 28 Smyth County Ramblers

Columbia (1928)
15322-D When A Man Is Married / Tell It To Me - 28
15460-D Goodbye My Honey I'm Gone / The Johnson Boys
Bluebird (1936) as by Pierce's Oklahoma Cowboys
B-6610 Has Anybody Seen My Gal / If You Don't Believe I’m Leaving - 36 (also Twin FT8248)
B-6632 Blue Ridge Home I Love / Wabash Blues - 36
B-6646 My Home On The Western Plains / Keep On Shining, Colorado Moon - 36 (also Twin FT8216)
B-3186 Driftwood / Mountain Goat - 36 [MEX]as by Violinistas (also on Victor V-21139, Ukrainian issue aka Wijskova Orchestra)
B-2507 Jack’s Polka / Jill Polka - 36
B-2508 Spanish Waltz / [Netty y Joses Rodriguez] - 36
B-6785 If I Had My Way / Spoonin’ - 02-37
B-6822 My Dad / Hillbilly Shack In The Valley - 03-37
ARC (1936) as by Jack Pierce And His Cowboys
03309 Lookin' For A Hill Billy Bride / Sweet Georgia Brown - 10-36
03326 Oklahoma Blues / South Of The Mason Dixon Line - 11-36 (reissued on Melotone 7-03-72)
03362 Mountain Rhythm / Where The Western Horizon Begins - 12-36
03382 Monday Morning Blues / In The Golden West With You - 01-37
4 Star (1947) as by Jack Grant and his 7-V-4 Ranch Boys
1177 Renfro Valley / The Crawdad Song - 47
1178 Echoing Hills Yodel Back To Me / Beaumont Rag - 47


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.