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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Charlie Bowman / Bowman Sisters

By Tony Russell (Country Discography 1921-1942), Praguefrank
1 May 1926 New York City - Charlie Bowman & Hill Billies (Charles Bowman [fiddle/accordion], Al Hopkins [vcl-1/piano], Joe Hopkins [gt], John Hopkins [ukulele])
C01 E2966*/7 THE HICKMAN RAG Vocalion 15377 5118
C02 E2968*/9 POSSUM UP A GUM STUMP, COONEY IN THE HOLLOW -1 Vocalion 15377 5118
16 October 1928 Johnson City, TN – Pauline Bowman & Jennie Bowman aka Bowman Sisters
001 W147206-2 MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME Columbia 15473-D
002 W147207-2 SWANEE RIVER 15473-D
16 October 1928 Johnson City, TN – Charlie Bowman & His Brothers (Charles Bowman [vcl/fiddle], Frank Wilson [vcl/gt], Walter Bowman [vcl/banjo], poss. Elbert Bowman [gt])
C03 W147208-2 ROLL ON BUDDY 15357-D
20 February 1929 New York City – Charlie Bowman & His Brothers (Charles Bowman [speach-1/fiddle], Frank Wilson [speach-1/gt], Walter Bowman [speach-1/banjo], poss. Elbert Bowman [speach-1/gt])
C05 W147972-2 FORKY DEAR 15387-D
23 October 1929 Johnson City, TN – Pauline Bowman & Jennie Bowman aka Bowman Sister
003 W149256-2 RAILROAD TAKE ME BACK 15621-D
004 W149257-2 OLD LONESOME BLUES 15621-D
23 October 1929 Johnson City, TN – Charles Bowman & Fran Trappe (Charles Bowman [fiddle], Fran Trappe [accordion])
C05 W149258 WILD HORSE unissued
C06 W149259 CAROLINA MOONSHINE unissued
22 April 1931 New York City – Pauline Bowman & Jennie Bowman aka Bowman Sister
005 10575 LONESOME BLUES unissued
006 10576 THE RAILROAD BOOMER unissued
007 10577 WHEN THE LEAVES TURN GREEN unissued

Vocalion (1926)
15377 The Hickman Rag / Possum Up A Gum Stump, Cooney In The Hollow - 26 Charlie Bowman & Hill Billies (reissued on Vocalion 5118)
15357-D Roll On Buddy / Gonna Raise The Ruckus Tonight - 28 Charlie Bowman & His Brothers
15387-D Forky Dear / The Moonshiner And His Money – 29 Charlie Bowman & His Brothers
15473-D My Old Kentucky Home / Swanee River – 29 Bowman Sisters
15621-D Railroad Take Me Back / Old Lonesome Blues – ca 29 Bowman Sisters


Thanks to Michel Ruppli, not only for his books which I use daily, but also for a large amount of rare and unpublished data from his giant archive.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