Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Tommy Blake



Thomas LeVan Givens, *14-09-1931 Dallas, TX, +24-12-1985
2nd version

By Richard Weize, Praguefrank
SESSIONS

Early 1956 KWKH Radio Station Studio, 327 Texas St., Shreveport, LA – Tommy Blake and Rhythm Rebels (Carl Adams [gt], Sonny Trammell [steel], Eddie Hall [bass], poss. Dobber Johnson [fiddle])
001 KOOLIT Buddy B-107/ BCD 16797
002 IF I’M A FOOL Buddy B-107/BCD 16797
15 April 1957 [14:00-17:00] RCA Victor Studio, Methodist Television, Radio and Film Commission, 1525 McGavock St., Nashville, TN – Tommy Blake and The Rhythm Rebels (Carl Adams [gt], Eddie Hall [gt], Buddy Killen [bass], Farris Coursey [drums], Floyd Cramer [piano]. Producer: Chet Atkins)
003 H2-WB-0683 HONKY TONK MIND [THE WOMAN I NEED] RCAunissued/CMF-014 BCD 16797
004 H2-WB-0684 FREEDOM 47-6925/ BCD 16797
005 H2-WB-0685 MISTER HOODY 47-6925/ BCD 16797
006 H2-WB-0686 ALL NIGHT LONG RCAunissued/CMF-014 BCD 16797
18 August 1957 Sun Studio, 706 Union Ave., Memphis, TN - Tommy Blake and The Rhythm Rebels (Carl Adams [gt], Eddie Hall [bass], Jimmy Van Eaton [drums] + The Singing Sons: Elijah Franklin, John Franklin, Andre Mitchell, Johnny Pryor. Producer: Jack Clement)
007 U-266 FLAT FOOT SAM Sun 278/BCD 16797
008 U-267 LORDY HOODY Sun 278/ BCD 16797
ca. March 1958 Sun Studio, 706 Union Ave., Memphis, TN - Tommy Blake (solo. Producer: Sam Phillips)
009 BALLAD OF A BROKEN HEART Sun unissued/BFX 15211 BCD 16797
010 DIESEL TRUCK unissued/ BCD 16797
011 WINDOW OF MY HEART unissued/ BCD 16797
012 CHUCKIE unissued/ BCD 16797
013 LITTLE LOVELIGHT unissued/ BCD 16797
014 I STILL LOVE YOU unissued/ BCD 16797
015 MY ALICE FAYE unissued/ BCD 16797
016 I DIG YOU BABY unissued/va Sun Box-106 BCD 16797
017 YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT unissued/va Sun Box-106 BCD 16797
15 March 1958 Sun Studio, 706 Union Ave., Memphis, TN - Tommy Blake and The Rhythm Rebels (Carl Adams [gt], Eddie Hall [bass], Jimmy Van Eaton [drums]. Producer: Sam Phillips)
018 U-312 SWEETIE PIE 300/ BCD 16797
019 SHAKE AROUND 614 / BCD 16797 [t.1] unissued/ BCD 16797 [t.2] unissued
16 March 1958 Sun Studio, 706 Union Ave., Memphis, TN - Tommy Blake and The Rhythm Rebels (Carl Adams [gt], Ed Bruce [gt], Roland Janes [gt], Sid Manker [gt], Stan Kesler [bass], Jimmy Van Eaton [drums], Jimmy Wilson [piano]. Producer: Sam Phillips)
020 U-313 I DIG YOU BABY Sun 300/ BCD 16797
021 YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT 614/ BCD 16797 [t.1] unissued/ BCD 16797 [t.3] unissued/ BCD 16797
1958 Dee Marais Studio, Shreveport, LA – Tommy Blake (Carl Adams [gt] + more unknown musician. Producer: Dee Marais)
022 COOL ALLIGATOR WLP-8874/ BCD 16797
023 I’LL BE FREE WLP-8874/ BCD 16797
1959 Dee Marais Studio, Shreveport, LA – Tommy Blake (unknown musicians. Producer: Dee Marais)
024 9593/CP-2438 THE HANGING JUDGE Recco 1006/ BCD 16797
025 9594/CP-2439 F-OLDING MONEY Recco 1006/ BCD 16797
Spring 1962 unknown – Tommy Blake
026 THREE CHEERS FOR THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE Chancellor CW-101
027 I GOTTA BE SOMEWHERE Chancellor CW-101
ca 1962 unknown – Van Givens
028 BACKDOOR TO HEAVEN 4 Star 1765
029 I TRY HARDER  4 Star 1765
1964 unknown – Van Givens (Shreve-Nash Production)
030 SRP 7013 TEXAS LOVIN‘Aetna 103641
031 SRP 7014 GALVESTON  Aetna 103641
Mid 1965 unknown – Van Givens
032 B213A WHO THREW THE WATER (ON MY SPARK OF LOVE) Bragg B 213
033 B213B I TRY HARDER - 64
ca late 1965 unknown – Van Givens (Producer: Pappy Daily)
034 ZTSP 106340  DREAM TRAIN Musicor MU-1145
035 ZTSP 106341 TO EACH HIS OWN Musicor MU-1145
Spring 1967 unknown – Van Givens
036 SUNDAY SCHOOL BEGINNERS (SATURDAY NIGHT SINGER) Paula 271
037 WAITIN‘ IN THE WAITIN‘ ROOM Paula 271
Fall 1967 unknown – Van Givens (Producer: Stan Lewis)
038 SL 1282 I WANT TO GO HOME Paula 284
039 SL 1283 STOP KICKING MY HEART AROUND Paula 284
040 SL 1290 DROOPY CHRISTMAS TREE 286
041 SL 1291 DADDY‘S BABY BOY 286

ALBUMS
White Label WLP-8874 Tommy Blake and Gene Wyatt
: Koolit; F-Olding Money; Cool Aligator (unissued); I'll Be Free (unissued) + Gene Wyatt tracks - 97
Bear Family [GER] BCD-16797 Kool-It, The Sun Years plus: Flat Foot Sam; Honky Tonk Mind (Woman I Need); Koolit; Freedom; All Night Long; Shake Around; I Dig You Baby; Ballad Of A Broken Heart; You Better Believe It; Mister Hoody; Sweetie Pie; Diesel Truck; Shake Around; I Dig You Baby [vers. 2]; F-Olding Money; Window Of My Heart; You Better Believe It; Shake Around [vers. 2]; Chuckie; If I'm A Fool; Lordy Hoody; You Better Believe It [vers. 2]; Little Lovelight; Cool Alligator; I Still Love You; My Alice Faye; I'll Be Free; You Better Believe It [vers. 3]; The Hanging Judge – 07 (complete 1956-8)

SINGLES
Buddy (1956)
B-107 Koolit / If I‘m A Fool – 56
RCA Victor (1957)
47-6925 Mister Hoody / Freedom – 05-57
Sun (1957)
278 Flat Foot Sam / Lordy Hoody – 14-09-57
300 Sweetie Pie / I Dig You Baby – 06-58
614 Shake Around / You Better Believe It (released in France)
Recco (1959)
1006 The Hanging Judge /$ F-Olding Money $ - 11-59
Chancellor Country (1962)
CW-101 Three Cheers For The Red, White And Blue / I Gotta Be Somewhere – 06-62 (rev. June 9)
4-Star (1962?) as by Van Givens
1765 Backdoor To Heaven / I Try Harder – 62?
Aetna (1964)
No. 103641 Texas Lovin‘ / Galveston – 64
Bragg (1964) as by Van Givens
B 213 Who Threw The Water (On My Spark of Love)  / I Try Harder – 08-65
Musicor (1966) as by Van Givens
MU-1145 Dream Train / To Each His Own – 02-66
Paula (1967) as by Van Givens
271 Sunday School Beginners / Waitin‘ In The Waitin‘ Room – 05-67 (rev. May 6)
284 I Want To Go Home / Stop Kicking My Heart Around – 11-67 (rev. Nov. 11)
286 Droopy Christmas Tree / Daddy‘s Baby Boy – 11-67

Howard Vokes



*13-06-1931 Clearfield, PA
4th version
By Praguefrank, Wolf-Ruediger Sommer, Dick Grant, Eberhard Finke (Country Corner 10/77)
SESSIONS

1958 A School House Strudio, Jeanette, PA – Cowboy Howard Vokes (Howard Vokes [vcl/rh gt], Skeets Martin [el gt], Johnny Drolz [steel], Bob Rose [bass])
001 RM-105A GHOST OF A HONKY-TONK SLAVE Del Ray 204 Acadia 1005/Folk Variety FV-12019
002 RM-105-B THIS PRISON I'M IN Del Ray 204/LP-2002 Folk Variety FV-12019
1959 Schneider Recording Studio, Cleveland, OH – Cowboy Howard Vokes (Howard Vokes [vcl/rh gt], Skeets Martin [el gt], Rody Thacker [el gt-1], Johnny Drolz [steel], Bob Rose [bass])
003 KB-190 WILLIE ROY, THE CRIPPLED BOY -1 DR-205 211 RM-10 EP-250/LP-2002 FV-12019
004 KB-191 IF THIS WORLD WANTS PEACE (PRAY THE ROSARY) -1 Del-Ray DR.205 RM-106 EP-250/LP-2002 Folk Variety FV-12019
005 THE LOVE I ONCE KNEW 211 EP-250 Acadia 1005/ Folk Variety FV-12019
006 FOREVER EP-250/LP-2002 Folk Variety FV-12019
ca Octopber 1961 Kiski Recording Studio, North Apollo, PA – Cowboy Howard Vokes (Howard Vokes [vcl/rh gt], Tex Belin [vcl/gt], Skeets Martin [el gt/vcl-1], Johnny Drolz [steel], Bob Rose [bass])
007 MOUNTAIN GUITAR 209
008 MB-412/RM-109 IT'S ALL RIGHT NOW -1 209
1962 Kiski Recording Studio, North Apollo, PA – Howard Vokes (Howard Vokes [vcl/rh gt], Tex Belin [ac gt], Skeets Martin [el gt], Don Lowe [steel], Bob Rose [bass], Mabelene Baker [vcl-1])
009 THE POLKA FROM OTHER SPACE LP-2002 Folk Variety FV-12019
010 KEEP COOL BUT DON'T FREEZE LP-2002 Folk Variety FV-12019
011 MOUNTAIN GUITAR LP-2002 Folk Variety FV-12019
012 TEARS AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY LP2002 Folk Variety FV-12019
013 DOWN IN THE HOLLOW -1 LP-2002 Folk Variety FV-12019
014 IT'S ALL RIGHT NOW LP-2002 Folk Variety FV-12019
12 August 1963 Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN – Howard Vokes (Howard Vokes [vcl], Eddie Wilson [gt], Howard Rhoton [el gt], Hoss Linneman [dobro/harmonica], Billy Linneman [bass], Benny Martin [fiddle/ac gt]. Producer: Tommy Hill)
015 ST-6516 THE MINER 648/SLP-258 SD-5122-2
016 ST-6517 DEATH ON THE HIGHWAY 648/SLP-258 SLP-270 SD-5122-2
017 ST-6518 HIS LAST RIDE Vokes 103/ SLP-258 NLP-2019 SD-5122-2
018 ST-6519 CYCLONE AT RYCOE SLP-258 SD-5122-2
019 ST-6520 DON'T MAKE ME GO TO BED AND I'LL BE GOOD SD-5122-2
020 ST-6521 THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC SLP-258 SD-5122-2
021 ST-6522 MOMMY PLEASE STAY HOME WITH ME SD-5122-2
022 ST-6523 THE ENGINEER'S LAST RIDE SLP-258 SD-5122-2
023 ST-6524 PUT MY LITTLE SHOES AWAY SLP-258 SD-5122-2
024 ST-6525 THE DEATH OF LITTLE KATHY FISCUS SLP-258 SD-5122-2
025 ST-6526 OLD SHEP Vokes 103/ SLP-258 SD-5122-2
026 ST-6527 THE YELLOW TOMB SLP-258 SD-5122-2
027 ST-6528 WILLIE ROY, THE CRIPPLED BOY SLP-258 SD-5122-2
028 ST-6529 TRAGEDY OF CHICAGO SLP-258 SD-5122-2
1960s poss. Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN – Howard Vokes
029 A CHILD WITHOUT A NAME SD-5122-2
Spring 1967 Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN – Howard Vokes
030 JUDGE OF HEARTS Folk Variety FV-12012
11 February 1969 Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN – Howard Vokes (Howard Vokes [vcl], Jeff Newman [el gt-steel], Al Gore [flat-top gt], Billy Linneman [bass], D.J. Fontana [drums], Joe Red Hayes [fiddle])
031 IT TAKES SIX MAN TO CARRY A MAN TO HIS GRAVE (BUT ONLY ONE WOMAN TO PUT HIM THERE) WASP-111/ Folk Variety FV-12012
032 BORN WITHOUT A NAME WASP-111/ Folk Variety FV-12012
033 PLASTIC HEART WASP-119/Folk Variety FV-12012
034 EMPTY VICTORY WASP-119/ Folk Variety FV-12012
035 YOUR KISSES AND LIES Folk Variety FV-12012
036 KEEP COOL BUT DON'T FREEZE Folk Variety FV-12012
037 WEST OF THE YUKON Folk Variety FV-12012
038 BREAK THE NEWS (BUT BREAK IT GENTLY) Folk Variety FV-12012
039 MY WEEPING HEART Folk Variety FV-12012
040 I WAS A FOOL Folk Variety FV-12012
041 TOMORROW IS MY LAST DAY Folk Variety FV-12012 Starday SD-5122-2
Howard Vokes is still active. Info in albums list

ALBUMS
Del-Ray LP-2002 Mountain Guitar And Other Favorites:
Polka From Other Space; Keep Cool But Don't Freeze; Mountain Guitar; Tears At The Grand Ole Opry; Down In The Hollow; It's All Right Now; Willie Roy, The Crippled Boy; If This World Wants Peace; Forever; This Prison I'm In – ca 10-62
Starday SLP-258 Tragedy And Disaster In Country Music: Put My Little Shoes Away; The Sinking Of The Titanic; The Death Of Little Kathy Fiscus; His Last Ride; Cyclone At Rycoe; Willie Roy, The Crippled Boy; Tragedy Of Chicago; Miner's Fate; Death On The Highway; Engineer's Last Ride; Yellow Tomb; Old Shep - 64 (reissued in 2000 on Starday SD-5122-2 Songs Of Tragedy And Disaster with added songs: Don't Make Me Go To Bed And I'll Be Good; Mama Please Stay Home With Me; A Child Without A Name; Tomorrow Is My Last Day)
Halley [AUS] ? Songs Of Life: (tracks unknown) – ca 05-73
Folk Variety [GER] FV-12012 Howard Vokes Sings Songs Of Broken Love Affair: A Plastic Heart;Your Kisses And Lies; Keep Cool But Don't Freeze; Empty Victory; West Of The Yukon; Break The News (But Break It Gently); It Takes Six Men To Carry A Man To His Grave (But Only One Woman To Put Him There); Judge Of Hearts; My Weeping Heart; Born Without A Name; I Was A Fool; Tomorrow Is My Last Day – 30-03-77
Folk Variety [GER] FV-12019 Tears At The Grand Ole Opry: This Prison I'm In; Ghost Of A Honky Tonk Slave*; The Love I Once Knew*; If This World Wants Peace; Forever; Willie Roy, The Crippled Boy; Mountain Guitar; Tears At The Grand Ole Opry; Polka From Other Space; Down In The Hollow; It's All Right Now; Keep Cool But Don't Freeze – 79 (reissue of LP-2002 with *bonus track)
Condor [CAN] HCD-4444 Heartbreak And Sorrow: Willie The Crippled Boy; Plastic Heart; Tomorrow Is My Last Day; Keep Cool But Don't Freeze; Empty Victory; Break The News; West Of The Yukon; It Takes Six Men To Carry A Man To His Grave(But Only One Woman To Put Him There); Judge Of Hearts; My Weeping Heart; Born Without A Name; I Was A Fool; Forever; Your Kisses And Lies – 98 (Recorded In Nashville. Musicians: Jeff Newman-Steel and Electric Guitar; Al Gore-Flat Top Guitar; Joe "Red" Hayes-Fiddle; Billy Lineman-Bass; D.J. Fontana-drums)
Rosedale [CAN] CD 421 Songs Of Sadness: When They Take The Last Look At Me; It's Just About Time; I Had A Dream; If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again; Lonely Mound Of Clay; Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain; Calling You; The Song Birds Are Singing In Heaven; When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels; Unloved And Unclaimed; Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine; End Of The World; I Just Told Mamma Goodbye - 10 (CD-R, Recorded At Vokes Studios)
Rosedale [CAN] CD 424 Inspirational Songs From The Heart: It's Alright Now [1]; In His Arms I'm Not Afraid [3]; Our Homeland [4]; Amazing Grace [2]; If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again [1]; The Family Bible [3]; We Have Sunshine [4]; If Jesus Comes Tomorrow [2]; Calling You [1]; Falling Leaves [3]; The Hand Of The Master [4]; I'll Fly Away [2]– 10? Howard Vokes and Skeets Martin [1]., Howard Vokes: Jr [2]; Patti Powell [3], Tex an Martha  Belin [4].
Rosedale [CAN] CD 426 The Road Of Broken Hearts: I Never Hear You Say "I Love You"; The Moon Is Weeping Over You; A House Without Love; Tomorrow Never Comes; No One Will Ever Know; Come And Knock; The Road Of Broken Hearts; They'll Never Never Take Her Love From Me; The Gypsy Told Me; Signed, Sealed, Then Forgotten;Crybaby Heart; The Price To Pay For Love; The Postman Just Passes Me By; Candy Kisses - 10 (Recorded At Vokes Studios)

EPs
Del Ray
EP-250 Forever;  Willie Roy, The Crippled Boy / If This World Wants Peace / Love I Once Knew – 07-61


SINGLES
Del Ray (1958-62)
DR-204 Ghost Of A Honkybtonk Slave / This Prison I'm In - 58
DR-205/RM-106 Willie Roy, The Crippled Boy / If This World Wants Peace (Pray The Rosary) - 59
209 Mountain Guitar / It's All Right Now -11-61 (rev. Nov. 20)
211 Love I Once Knew / Willie Roy, The Crippled Boy - 62
AC 1005 The Love I Once Knew / Ghost Of A Honky Tonk Slave (released on Acadia)
Vokes (1963-69)
Starday
648 Miner’s Fate / Death On The Highway - 10-63
Vokes
VOKES-103 His Last Ride / Old Shep - 64
VOKES-111 It Takes Six Man To Carry A Man To His Grave (But Only One Woman To Put Him There) / Born Without A Name - 70
WASP
WR-119 A Plastic Heart / Empty Victory – ca. 70

Clare Dunn



*Colorado
By Praguefrank

SESSIONS
2013 Nashville, TN – Clare Dunn
001 GET OUT digital single
2014 Nashville, TN – Clare Dunn
002 COWBOY SIDE OF YOU  EP
2015 Nashville, TN – Clare Dunn
003 FERRARI
004 MOVE ON
005 TUXEDO
006 OLD HAT
Tracks above issued on EP Clare Dunn

EPs
MCA Nashville ?  Clare Dunn: Ferrari;  Move On;  Tuxedo; Old Hat; Cowboy Side Of You – 18-09-15

Leo Hayes



By Praguefrank

SESSIONS
1996 Gatlin Brothers Studio, Nashville, TN – Leo Hayes
JUST LOOKING AT YOU CCM 003
HARDCORE REDNECK HILLBILLY TRAILER TRASH QUEEN  CCM 003
LUCKY I HAVE YOU CCM 003
2000 Magic Tracks Studio, Nashville, TN – Leo Hayes (Producer: Alan Jones and Butch Johnson)
FOOLIN' AROUND CCM 002? 
IF I HAD THE MEANS CCM 002? 
HARDCORE REDNECK HILLBILLY TRAILER TRASH QUEEN CCM 002? 
CRY BABY CCM 002? 
YOU DON'T KNOW ME CCM 002? 
LITTLE LISA MARIE CCM 002?
WALK ON BY CCM 002? 
BABY WON'T YOU LET ME BE THE ONE CCM 002? 
HE'S BEEN THINKING CCM 002? 
JUST LOVING YOU CCM 002? 
2001  CCM Productions, Sedro Woolley WA – Leo Hayes (Leo Hayes [vcl/drums/ bass/ gt/piano/melobar/ mandolin] + John Anderson, Randy Johnson, Craig Adams)
AT THE CORNER CCM 003
IT'S RAINING TONIGHT CCM 003
JUST LOOKING AT YOU CCM 003
ROCKABILLY BOP CCM 003
LUCKY I HAVE YOU CCM 003
WHAT DID I DO CCM 003
FIT TO BE TIED TO YOU CCM 003
MR. STRESS CCM 003
GOTTA GO FISHING CCM 003
MR. STRESS CCM 003
GOTTA GO FISHING CCM 003
2002 CCM Productions, Sedro Woolley WA – Leo Hayes
SHE GIVES ME EVERYTHING BUT THE BLUES
OLD FRIENDS AND HEROES LIKE YOU
LARRY BOB'S REDNECK ROADHOUSE BAR AND SEMI USED CADDILACS
YOU ARE MY LOVE
SWING DOWN TO TEXAS TONIGHT
FOR THE RED WHITE AND BLUE
TO LITTLE LOVE, TOO LONG, TOO LATE
THE LAND OF BROKEN HEARTS
DREAMING OF TEXAS AND YOU
MY GIRL PEARL
Tracks above issued on album Swing Down To texas Tonight
2011 unknown – Leo Hayes
LONELY HEART FOR SALE
EVERYDAY
HOW DARE YOU
FLY ME TO THE MOON
LONELY MAN
ONLY IN MY MIND
SOUND CHECK IN THE SKY
THE BOTTLE
IN NASHVILLE
THE MY MY SONG
BEFORE MY EYES
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Tracks above issued on album It’s About Time
2011 unknown – Leo Hayes
BUCKET OF BEERS AND A LAWN CHAIR CCM digital single
2011 unknown – Leo Hayes
HERE COMES SANTA CCM digital single
2012 Nashville, TN – Leo Hayes
THE DAY THE SEAHAWKS COME FOR YOU CCM digital single
Discography is incomplete. Two albums missing

ALBUMS

CCM Music 002? Foolin‘ Around:  Foolin' Around; If I Had the Means; Hardcore Redneck Hillbilly Trailer Trash Queen; Cry Baby; You Don't Know Me; Little Lisa Marie;Walk On By; Baby Won't You Let Me Be The One; He's Been Thinking; Just Loving You – 01-05-00
CCM Music 0003 Just Lookin‘  At You:  At the Corner; It's Raining Tonight; Just Looking At You; Rockabilly Bop; Lucky I Have You; What Did I Do; Fit to Be Tied to You; Mr. Stress; Gotta Go Fishing; Just Lookin‘  At You; Lucky I Have You; Hardcore Redneck Hillbilly Trailer Trash Queen – 02
CCM Music ? Swing Down To Texas Tonight: She Gives Me Everything But the Blues;  Old Friends and Heroes Like You;  Larry Bob's Redneck Roadhouse Bar and Semi Used Caddilacs;  You Are My Love;  Swing Down to Texas Tonight;  For the Red White and Blue;  To Little Love, Too Long, Too Late;  The Land of Broken Hearts;  Dreaming of Texas and You;  My Girl Pearl - 03
CCM Music ? It’s About Time: Lonely Heart for Sale; Everyday; How Dare You; Fly Me to the Moon; Lonely Man; Only In My Mind; Sound Check In the Sky; The Bottle; In Nashville; The My My Song; Before My Eyes; Enough Is Enough – 11