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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Bill Cason

2nd version
by Michel Ruppli, Praguefrank, Mario Manciotti

Ca 1949 unknown, TX? – Bill Cason and Arkansas Troopers
001 BUTTONS AND BOWS Royalty 36
002 RAMBLING ROSE  Royalty 36
Summer 1950 poss. New Orleans, LA – Bill Cason
003 IF-228  FOXHOLE IN KOREA Imperial  45-8094
004 IF-229  GARDEN OF ROSES 45-8094
6 December 1951 Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 W. 7th St., Fort Worth, TX - Bill Cason
005 82032 YOU STOLE MY HEART  Coral 9-64135
006 82033 CITY SLICKER Coral 9-64123 
007 82034 NOT MUCH TO OFFER  Coral 9-64135
008 82035  STOLEN KISSES  Coral 9-64123
13 May 1954 poss. Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville,  TN - Bill Cason
009 86382/NA 3298? SEEDS OF JEALOUSY  Coral 9-64185
010 86383/NA 3299? SIDETRACKED   Coral 9-64185
011 86384/NA 3300? I'LL MEET YOU COMIN' DOWN THE LADDER    Coral 9-61331
012 86385/NA 3301? THAT'S WHEN I'LL GROW TIRED OF YOU    Coral 9-61331

Royalty (ca 1949)
36 Buttons And Bows / Rambling Rose – ca 49
Imperial (1950)
8094 Foxhole In Korea / Garden of Roses - 50
Coral (1952-1954)
9-64123  City Slickers / Stolen Kisses – 04-52
9-64135  You Stole My Heart / Not Much To Offer - 52
9-64185  Seeds Of Jealousy / Side Tracked – ca 10-54
9-61331  I'll Meet You Coming Down The Ladder / That's When I'll Grow Tired Of You – 01-55


By Michel Ruppli, Praguefrank

14 September 1973 [finishing date] Criteria Recording Studio, Miami, FL - Heartsfield (Perry Jordan [vcl/gt/bck vcl], Fred Dobbs [vcl/gt],  J. C. Hartsfield [gt/bass/bck vcl], Art Baldacci [el gt],  Phil Lucafo [gt/steel], Art Baldacci [drums])
001 2-50955 I'M COMING HOME Mercury SRM-1-688 
002 2-50956 HUSH-A-BYE Mercury SRM-1-688 
003 2-50957 GYPSY RIDER Mercury 73449/SRM-1-688 
004 2-50958/2-51128* MUSIC EYES Mercury SRM-1-688  [*ed.:] 73449/
005 2-50959 UNDERSTANDIN' WOMAN Mercury SRM-1-688 
006 2-50960 JUST THAT WIND Mercury SRM-1-688 
007 2-50961 THE ONLY TIME I'M SOBER IS WHEN YOU'RE GONE Mercury SRM-1-688 
008 2-50962 PLEASE SAVE HER LIFE Mercury SRM-1-688 
009 2-50963 THE WONDER OF IT ALL Mercury SRM-1-688  
March 1974 Golden Voice Studio, Mamphis, TN – Heartsfield (J. C. Hartsfield [vcl/gt/fiddle], Perry Jordan [vcl/gt/tambourine],  Fred Dobbs [vcl/gt/banjo/harmonica], Phil Lucafo [vcl/gt/steel], Greg (Ziggy) Biela [vcl/bass],  Brandon Leavitt [drums/percussion], Artie Baldacci [vcl/percussion/piano/mellotron], Bill Dinwiddie [trombone],  Jack Kramer [trumpet])
010 2-51248 PASS ME BY Mercury SRM-1-1003
011 2-51249 PLEASE DON’T GO unissued
012 2-51250 NASHVILLE unissued
013 2-51251 I'VE JUST FALLEN Mercury SRM-1-1003
014 2-51252 HOUSE OF LIVING Mercury SRM-1-1003
015 2-51253 THE WONDER OF IT ALL Mercury SRM-1-1003
016 2-51254/2-51341* SHINE ON Mercury SRM-1-1003  [*ed.] 73600
017 2-51255 RACIN' THE SUN Mercury SRM-1-1003
018 2-51256 LAFAYETTE COUNTY Mercury SRM-1-1003 
019 2-51257 EIGHT HOURS TIME Mercury 73600/SRM-1-1003
May/June 1975 Heider ¢s Studio, San Francisco, CA – Heartsfield (Perry Cordell Jordan [vcl/ac gt], Fred Dobbs [vcl/gt/banjo], J. C. Hartsfield [vcl/gt/mandolin/banjo/fiddle], Phil Lucafo [vcl/gt/steel], Greg Biela [vcl/el bass], Artie Baldacci [vcl/drums/piano/synthesizer],  Brian Price [fiddle-1], Tom greving [sax-2])
020 2-52024/2-52086*  AS I LOOK INTO THE FIRE  SRM1-1034    [*ed.] 73706
021 2-52025/2-52250*  THE MAGIC MOOD  SRM1-1034  [*ed.] 73742
022 2-52026/2-52087*  NASHVILLE SRM1-1034    [*ed.] 73706
023 2-52027/2-52249*  DRUMMER BOY -1  SRM1-1034  [*ed.] unissued
024 2-52028  ROCKING CHAIR  73742/SRM1-1034 
025 2-52029  NEEDING HER SRM1-1034 
026 2-52030  HONEST JUNKIE  SRM1-1034 
027 2-52031  ANOTHER MAN DOWN -2  SRM1-1034 
028 2-52032  CAN'T HAVE IT  ALL unissued
029 2-52033  HORSE DRAWN DAYS  unissued
030 2-52034  LAUGH  unissued
031 2-52035  DELILAH unissued
032 2-52036  SOUL IN CHAINS  unissued
1975 [live] The Ambassador Theater, St. Louis, MO – Heartsfield (J.C. Hartsfield [vcl/gt/mandolin/fiddle], Phil Lucafo [vcl/gt/steel], Perry Jordan [vcl/gt], Fred Dobbs [vcl/gt], Greg Biela [vcl/bass], Artie Baldacci  [vcl/drums], Tom Geving [sax])
Tracks above issued on album Live In ’75
1976 unknown - Heartsfield
033 I LIKE IT A LOT Columbia PC-34456 
034 SOUTHERN GIRL Columbia PC-34456 
035 ALL FOR NOTHING Columbia PC-34456 
036 ANOTHER NIGHT ALONE Columbia PC-34456    
037 LET THE MUSIC PLAY Columbia PC-34456 
038 LOST LOVE Columbia PC-34456 
039 WITH THESE TOOLS Columbia PC-34456 
040 ROCK AND ROLL FARM Columbia PC-34456 
041 SEEDS OF DOUBT Columbia PC-34456   
Heartsfield recorded after 1976, some info in albums list

Mercury SRM-1-688 Heartsfield: I'm Coming Home; Hush-A-Bye; Gypsy Rider; Music Eyes; Understandin' Woman; Just That Wind; The Only Time I'm Sober Is When You're Gone; Please Save Her Life; The Wonder Of It All – 14-09-73

Mercury SRM-1-1003 The Wonder Of It All: The Wonder Of It All; House Of Living; Pass Me By; Shine On; Eight Hours Time; I've Just Fallen; Racin' The Sun; Lafayette County – 01-06-74

Mercury SRM-1-1034 Foolish Pleasures: As I Look Into The Fire; Magic Mood; Nashville; Drummer Boy; Rocking Chair; Needing Her; Honest Junkie; Another Man Down – 15-07-75

Columbia PC-34456 Collector’s Item: I Like It A Lot; Southern Girl; All For Nothing; Another Night Alone;   Let The Music Play; Lost Love; With These Tools; Rock and Roll Farm; Seeds Of Doubt - 77

Planet49 ? (UPC892248002072) The Writer's Tapes, Vol. 1: Change My Tune; Better Days; Chicago's Got The Country; Only Time I'm Sober; It's Love; Forever Has An End; True Love; Temptation; 200 Hearts; Roll With The Punches; Something Ain't Right – 99

? Live In ’75: Fiddles Keep Callin' / Can't Have It All; Magic Mood; Hushabye; Nashville; Drummer Boy; As I Look Into the Fire; Honest Junkie; Another Man Down; I'm Comin' Home; Music Eyes - 00

Bedrock 0304-2 Rescue the Dog:  Temptation;  Can't You See;  Just So Hard to Do It;  Change My Tune;  Just That Wind;  Forever Has an End;  Can't Have It All;  See You in My Dreams;  Roll With the Punches;  Music Eyes – 04-01 (Recorded at Studio Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; The Crib, Skokie, Illinois; ARS Studios, Alsip, Illinois)
Planet49 ? (UPC892248002089 All Over the Place: Drummer Boy; Just That Wind; Only Time I'm Sober; Racin' the Sun; Hush-a-Bye; With These Tools; Just That Wind; House of Living; Can't Have It All; Not On The Tour Bus; Don't Wake The Sleeping Giant - 01 (live)

Planet49 ? (UPC892248002218) Rockin' the Country: Hush-a-Bye; Eight Hours Time; I'm Comin' Home; Understanding Woman; Only Time I'm Sober; Wonder of It All; I've Just Fallen; Nashville; Lafayette County; All For Nothing; Drummer Boy; With These Tools; House of Living; Needing Her; Can't Have It All; Change My Tune; Rescue the Dog; Like It a Lot; Rockin' Chair; Shine On; As I Look Into the Fire; Just That Wind; Lost Love; Gypsy Rider; Magic Mood; Let The Music Play; Another Man Down; (Don't Wake) the Sleeping Giant; Roll With The Punches; Music Eyes -  02 (rec. 1972-2001)

Planet49 ? (UPC634479141652) Georgia Flyer: Georgia Flyer; The Sway; Bucket By My Bed; You Baby; I Used To; Deficit of Soul; Breaking Out; Open Road  - 06

Planet 49 ? (UPC892248002102) Disrupting the Country: Pain In The Cash; Door of Happiness; Sins Of Mexico; Beep Beep Bye Bye; Better Days; Have Some Fun; Toast; Got The Country; Do It Right; Playing Bars Blues; To See You Again (First Time); Deceiver; Troubles of the Hearts - 08     

Planet49 (UPC892248002119) Here I Am: Here I Am; New Orleans; One Word; Music Eyes; Got To; Ridin' On the Rim; Lonesome Town; Did You Know; Lost In A Daze Dream; Kiss Me; Whenever You Can; Time Stand Still; I Pray - 10

Mercury (1973-75)
73449  Music Eyes / Gypsy Rider – 12-73
73600  Eight Hours A Time / Shine On – 06-74
73628  Pass Me By / Racin‘ The Sun – 10-74
73706  As I Look Into The Fire / Nashville – 07-75
73742  The Magic Mood / Rocking Chair -11-75


by Praguefrank

2002 Recorded at Moraine Recording, Nashville, TN/Creative Recording, Nashville, TN – Jenai (Jenai [vcl/bck vcl], Craig Bickhardt [ac gt], Mark Selby [ac gt], Richard Bennett [ac gt], Kenny Vaughn [el gt], Ilya Toshinsky [dobro], Kieran Kane [mandolin/percussion], Dan Dugmore [steel/dobro], Fats Kaplin [steel/fiddle/accordion], Spencer Campbell [upright bass], Eddie Bayers/Chad Cromwell [drums], Brent Maher [tambourine], Harry Stinson [percussion/ background vocals], The Nashville String Machine [strings], Bobby Ogdin [piano/organ/keyboards], Reese Wynans [piano/organ], John Jarvis [keyboards], Doug Moffet, Jeff Coffin, Jim Horn, Mark Douthit, Denis Solee, Matt Glassmeyer [sax])
001 COOL ME DOWN  Curb D2 78736 
002 BE A WOMAN  Curb D2 78736
003 IT WON'T BE ME  Curb D2 78736 
004 HEARTBREAK CITY  Curb D2 78736
006 PAPA DON'T ASK, MAMA DON'T KNOW  Curb D2 78736 
007 TIME TO DREAM  Curb D2 78736
008 LORAINE  Curb D2 78736 
009 LYIN' TO MY HEART  Curb D2 78736 
010 LITTLE UNLUCKY AT LOVE  Curb D2 78736 
011 WRITTEN ON MY HEART  Curb D2 78736 
012 SOUTH SIDE STOMP  Curb D2 78736 

Curb D2-78736 Cool Me Down: Cool Me Down; Be A Woman; It Won't Be Me; Heartbreak City; Don't Hold Back Your Heart; Papa Don't Ask, Mama Don't Know; Time to Dream; Loraine; Lyin' to My Heart; Little Unlucky at Love; Written On My Heart; South Side Stomp – 07-05-02


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.