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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Randy Gurley

2nd version
By Praguefrank, Lennart Gustavsson

ca. July or August 1977 Nashville, TN – Randy Gurley (Producer: Harold Bradley)
001 29620 HEARTBREAKER Dot DO-17728
002 29621 LOUISVILLE DO-17728
ca. January 1978 Sound Masters,  Nashville, TN – Randy Gurley (musicians see below. Producer: Harold Bradley)
003 51019 LET ME BE THE ONE ABC AB-12347/AB-1067
004 FAITHLESS LOVE AB-12347/AB-1067
January-June 1978 Sound Masters,  Nashville, TN – Randy Gurley (+ Harold Bradley, Hargus Robbins, Steve Schaffer, Terry McMillan, Victor Jordan, Reggie Young, Bobby Thompson, Buddy Harman, Lloyd Green, Beegie Adair, William Puett, Tony Migliore, Farrell Morris, Bobby Emmons, Pete Wade, Charlie McCoy, Mike Leech, Jimmy Capps, Hayward Bishop + Hurschel Wiginton, Delores Edgin, Joseh Babcock, Jeanine Walker, Jim Glaser, Lea Jane Berinati, Ginger Holladay, Sherilyn Kramer [bck vcl]. Producer: Harold Bradley, Jim Foglesong)
007 WHILE I'M HERE AB-1067
ca. June 1978 Sound Masters,  Nashville, TN – Randy Gurley (musicians see above.Producer: Harold Bradley)
012 51173 TRUE LOVE WAYS AB-12392
ca. April 1979 Nashville, TN – Randy Gurley
ca. August 1979 Nashville, TN – Randy Gurley
016 IF I EVER PB-11726
017 HOW LONG PB-11726

ABC AB-1067 Let me Be The One:
Let Me Be The One; Song For The Life I Have Found; I'll Never Get Over Loving You; Only Diamonds Are Forever; While I'm Here; Lovin' Somebody On A Rainy Day; Faithless Love; Let Me Be Your Baby; Old Memories; Heartbreaker – 10-78

ABC-Dot (1977) / ABC (1978)
DO-17728 Heartbreaker / Louisville - 25-10-77
AB-12347 Faithless Love / Let Me Be The One – 14-03-78
AB-12392 True Love Ways / I'll Never Get Over Loving You – 06-07-78
RCA Victor (1979)
PB-11611 Don't Treat Me Like A Stranger / Every Night - 06-79
PB-11726 If I Ever / How Long - 10-79

Jimmy Walker

Ernest E. Walker *18-12-1915 Point Plesant, Masoun County, WV, + 27-06-1990
By Al Turner (in Hillbilly Researcher No. 10), Michel Ruppli, Praguefrank, Mario Manciotti, Derek Hamilton, Murray Kirch, Steve Hathaway

3 December 1945 poss. C.P. McGregor Studio, 729 S.Western Ave., Hollywood, CA - Jimmy Walker with Paul Westmoreland & Pecos River Boys (Jimmy walker [vcl], Paul Westmoreland [steel] + unknown gt, bass, fiddle, accordion)
001 252 unknown title
002 253 DETOUR Coast 2016/Old Homestead OHCS-310
003 254 unknown title
004 255 SIOUX CITY SUE Coast 2016/Old Homestead OHCS-310
ca January 1946 Hollywood, CA – Jimmy Walker & His Western Stars (Jimmy Walker [vcl], Charlie Morgan [gt], Noel Boggs [steel], Hank Caldwell [bass], Shelby “Tex“ Atchison [fiddle], poss. Pedro DePaul or George Bambi [accordion])
005 264-3 HIDE YOUR FACE Coast 2017
006 265-2 THIS LONELY WORLD Coast 2017
ca Spring 1946 Hollywood, CA – Jimmy Walker & His Western Stars (Jimmy Walker [vcl], Andy Parker [gt], Noel Boggs [steel], ? [bass], poss. Shelby “Tex“ Atchison [fiddle], Pedro DePaul or George Bambi [accordion])
007 270 TEAR STAINS ON MY LETTER Coast 224/OHCS-310
008 271 OH WHY Coast 224/OHCS-310
1946 Hollywood, CA – Jimmy Walker and His Western Stars (Jimmy Walker [vcl], poss. Andy Parker [gt], Noel Boggs [steel], Cliffie Stone [bass], Shelby “Tex“ Atchison [fiddle], Pedro DePaul or George Bambi [accordion])
009 283 NO ONE ELSE WILL EVER KNOW Coast 229/OHCS-310
010 284 WEARY LONESOME ME Coast 229/OHCS-310
ca July 1946 Hollywood, CA – Jimmy Walker & His Western Stars (Jimmy Walker [vcl], ? [gt], ? [steel], ? [bass], poss. Shelby “Tex“ Atchison [fiddle], Pedro DePaul or George Bambi [accordion])
011 CHAINED TO A MEMORY Coast 231/OHCS-310
012 FROM NOW ON Coast 231/OHCS-310
ca late 1946 Hollywood, CA – Jimmy Walker & His Western Stars (Jimmy Walker [vcl], ? [gt], Noel Boggs [steel], ? [bass], poss. Shelby “Tex“ Atchison [fiddle], Pedro DePaul or George Bambi [accordion])
013 318 I’D TRADE ALL MY TOMORROWS Coast 248/OHCS-310
014 319? NOBODY‘S FOOL Coast 250
015 320? TROUBLES ON YOUR MIND Coast 250
016 321 I’M LONESOME NOW Coast 247/OHCS-310
017 322 I’M ALWAYS BLUE FOR YOU Coast 246/OHCS-310
018 323 I’LL FORGET IF YOU’LL FORGIVE Coast 246/OHCS-310
019 324 HEART OF STONE Coast 247/OHCS-310
020 325 TOO LATE FOR TEARS Coast 248/OHCS-310
Early 1950 Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Jimmy Walker
021 DLG-50126 ONLY ONE CROSS (ONLY ONE GRAVE) London 16010
022 DLG-50127 PRISON BLUES London 16010
April 1950 Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Jimmy Walker (Jimmy Walker [vcl], Joe Maphis [gt], Noel Boggs [steel], ? [bass], Tex Atchison [fiddle], George Tracy [harmonica])
023 DLG-50302 GHOST TRAIN London 16026/OHCS-311
024 DLG-50303 CURTAINS OF SORROW London 16026/OHCS-311
025 unknown title
026 unknown title
5 July 1951 Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Jimmy Walker (Joe Maphis [gt], Noel Boggs [steel], ? [bass], George Tracy [harmonica], Shelby "Tex" Atchison [fiddle])
027 RR-1707 HIGH-GEARED DADDY Intro 45-6025/OHCS-311
028 RR-1708 IF I CAN‘T HAVE YOU Intro 45-6024/OHCS-311
029 RR-1709 OUT OF MONEY, OUT OF PLACE, OUT OF STYLE Intro 45-6024/Old Timey LP-123
030 RR-1710 RUNNIN‘ FAST Intro 45-6025/OHCS-311
6 December 1951 Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Jimmy Walker (Jimmy Walker [vcl/gt], prob. Charles Tichy [gt], Charles Wigington [steel], L. Salinder [bass], James “Shorty“ Boyd [fiddle], Shelby “Tex“ Atchison [fiddle], Forry Engle [piano])
031 RR 1812 I PLOWED A CROOKED FURROW Intro 45-6051/OHCS-311
032 RR 1813 BLUE AS THE OCEAN Intro 45-6038//OHCS-311
033 RR 1814 RICH IN LOVE Intro 45-6038//OHCS-311
034 RR 1815 TALKING TO THE WALL Intro 45-6051//OHCS-311
9 April 1952 Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Jimmy Walker
035 RR 1916 LOVIN‘ COUNTRY HEART Intro 45-6063//OHCS-310
036 RR 1917 IF YOU THINK YOU GOT TROUBLES Intro 45-6066/OHCS-311
037 RR 1918 HEART THROB Intro 45-6063//OHCS-310
038 RR 1919 I'M GONNA TAKE THE WHEEL Intro 45-6066/OHCS-311
23 November 1953 Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN - Jimmy Walker (Jimmy walker [vcl], Chet Atkins [gt], Eddie Hill [rh gt], Don Helms [steel], ? [bass], Jerry Rivers [fiddle], ? [piano])
039 53-S-6143/53-XY-569 GOD WAS SO GOOD MGM K11653/OHCS-311
040 53-S-6144/53-XY-570 LOOK WHAT FOLLOWED ME HOME TONIGHT K11653/OHCS-311
1964 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Jimmy Walker (Producer: Bill Brock)
041 SoN 14361 OBEDIAH Topic 8005
042 SoN 14362 THE BALLAD OF OKEEFENOKEE  Topic 8005
1965 Nashville, TN – Jimmy Walker
043 SoN 19181 THE LEGEND OF SKULL LAKE Topic 8007
044 SoN 19182 ARE YOU SATISFIED Topic 8007
1965 Nashville, TN – Jimmy Walker
045 SoN 19291 DETOUR Walker 1001
046 SoN 19292 GO BACK LITTLE TEAR Walker 1001/OHCS-311
047 WITHOUT YOUR LOVE unissued/OHCS-311
048 TWO TENS unissued/OHCS-311

Old Homestead OHCS-310 Loving Country Heart: Loving Country Heart; Detour; Sioux City Sue; Heat Trob; Tear Stains On Your Letter; Oh Why; No One Will Ever Know; Weary Lonesome Me; Chained To A Memory; From Now On; I‘m Lonesome Now; Heart Of Stone; I’ll Trade All Of My Tomorrows; Too Late For Tears; I’m Always Blue For You; I’ll Forget If You’ll Forgive - 84
Old Homestead OHCS-311 High Geared Daddy: High Geared Daddy; Running Fast; God Was So Good; Look What Followed Me Home Tonight (Mama Can I Keep It); If I Can't Have You; Rick In Love; Blue As The Ocean; Talkin' To The Wall; I Plowed A Crooked Furrow; I'm Gonna Take The Wheel; If You Think You Got Troubles; Ghost Train --Curtains Of Sorrow; Go Back Little Tear; Without Your Love; Two Tens - 86

Coast (1945-)
2016 Detour / Sioux City Sue – ca 10-45 w. Paul Westmoreland (ad. October 27, rev. Dec. 22)
2017 Hide Your Face / This Lonely World – 45
224 Tear Stains On My Letter / Oh Why - 46
229 No One Else Will Ever Know / Weary Lonesome Me - 46
231 Chained To A Memory / From Now On Coast – 08-46 (rev.Aug. 17)
246 I’m Always Blue For You / I’ll Forget If You’ll Forgive
247 I’m Lonesome Now / Heart Of Stone – 01-47 (rev. Jan. 25)
248 I’d Trade All My Tomorrows / Too Late For Tears – 01-47
250 Nobody‘s Fool / Troubles On Your Mind – 01-47
London (1950)
16010 Only One Cross (Only One Grave) / Prison Blues - 50
16026 Ghost Train / Curtains Of Sorrow - 50
Intro (1951-52)
45-6024 Out Of Money, Out Of Place And Out Of Style / If I Can't Have You - 51
45-6025 High Geared Daddy / Runnin' Fast – 11-51 (rev. Nov. 17)
45-6038 Blue As The Ocean / Rich In Love – 01-52
45-6051 Talking To The Wall / I Plowed A Crooked Furrow – 03-52
45-6063 Heart Throb / Lovin' Country Heart - 52
45-6066 I'm Gonna Take The Wheel / If You Think You Got Troubles – 01-53
MGM (1953)
K 11653 God Was So Good / Look What Followed Me Home Tonight – 01-54
Topic (1964-65)
8005 Obediah / The Ballad Of Okeefenokee – 01-65 (rev. Jan. 23)
8007 The Legend Of Skull Lake / Are You Satisfied – 65
Walker (1965)
1001 Detour / Go Back Little Tear - 65



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.