Thursday, March 17, 2016

Orvall Prophet



Orval William Prophet, *31-08-1922 Edwards, Ontario, CAN, +04-01-1984
2nd version
By Richard Weize, Praguefrank, Robert Platt
SESSIONS
16 January 1952 [19:20-22:20] Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville,TN – Orval Prophet (Orval Prophet [vcl], Grady Martin [gt], Jack Shook [gt], Don Helms [steel], Ernie Newton [bass], Tommy Jackson [fiddle]. Producer: Paul Cohen)
001 82154/NA 2599 DON‘T TRADE YOUR LOVE FOR GOLD 9-46204/P-219 LP-5141 BCD-16376
002 82155/NA 2600 THE JUDGEMENT DAY EXPRESS 9-28206/P-219 LP-5141 BCD-16376
003 82156/NA 2601 ANOTHER DAY unissued/P-219 LP-5141 BCD-16376
004 82157/NA 2602 I‘M GOING TO BIRMINGHAM 9-46404/P-219 LP-5141 BCD-16376
17 January 1952 [16:15-19:15] Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville,TN – Orval Prophet (Orval Prophet [vcl], Grady Martin [gt], Jack Shook [gt], Don Helms [steel], Ernie Newton [bass], Tommy Jackson [fiddle]. Producer: Paul Cohen)
005 82158/NA 2603 FORGET ME NOT unissued/P-219 LP-5141 BCD-16376
006 82159/NA 2604 MOLLY DARLING 9-28338/P-219 LP-5141 BCD-16376
007 82160/NA 2605 TEARS ON HER BRIDAL BOUQUET 9-28338/P-219 LP-5141 BCD-16376
008 82161/NA 2606 CROWN OF THORNS 9-28206/P-219 LP-5141 BCD-16376
21 March 1953 [14:25-17:25] Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville,TN – Orval Prophet (Orval Prophet [vcl], Grady Martin [gt], Jack Shook [gt], Bob Foster [steel], Ernie Newton [bass], Farris Coursey [drums], Tommy Jackson [fiddle]. Producer: Paul Cohen)
009 84236/NA 3004 I’M GONNA SINK YOUR BOAT 9-28679/PO 219 LP-5141 BCD-16376
010 84237/NA 3005 WILD FIRE 9-28976/LP-5141 BCD-16376
011 84238/NA 3006 GOODBYE, KATIE, BAR THE DOOR 9-28976/ LP-5141 BCD-16376
012 84239/NA 3007 THE TRAVELLIN‘ KIND 9-28679/P-219 LP-5141 BCD-16376
22 March 1953 [10:45-13:45] Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville,TN – Orval Prophet (Orval Prophet [vcl], Grady Martin [gt], Jack Shook [gt], Bob Foster [steel], Ernie Newton [bass], Farris Coursey [drums], Tommy Jackson [fiddle]. Producer: Paul Cohen)
013 84240/NA 3008 TIRED LITTLE MOTHER 9-29307/BCD-16376
014 84241/NA 3009 MY HEART’S ON THE BORDERLINE 9-29302/BCD-16376
015 84242/NA 3010 WITH GOD’S HAND IN MINE 9-28870/BCD-16376
016 84243/NA 3011 BEAUTIFUL BELLS 9-28870/BCD-16376
21 July 1957 [18:45-22:45] Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville,TN – Orval Prophet aka Johnny Six (Orval Prophet [vcl], Harold Bradley [gt], Hank Gardland [gt], Grady Martin [gt], Buddy Emmons [steel], Bob Moore [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Floyd Cramer [piano], Owen Bradley + Anita Kerr Singers. Producer: Paul Cohen)
017 103396/NA 9944 THE TENNESSEAN ROLLIN' ROLLIN' HOME 9-30512/BCD-16376
018 103397/NA 9945 TOWN OF MEMORIES 9-30716/BCD-16376
019 103398/NA 9946 HALF A HEART 9-30716/BCD-16376
020 103399/NA 9947 MADEMMOISELLE 9-30512/BCD-16376 BCD-16336
10 October 1958 [17:00-20:35] Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville,TN – Orval Prophet aka Johnny Six (Orval Prophet [vcl], Harold Bradley [gt], Hank Gardland [gt], Grady Martin [gt], Buddy Emmons [steel], Bob Moore [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Floyd Cramer [piano], Owen Bradley + Anita Kerr Singers. Producer: Paul Cohen)
021 105867/NA 10409 FORGOTTEN DREAMS 9-30785/BCD-16376
022 105868/NA 10410 OVER IN THE HAPPY LAND 9-30785/BCD-16376
1959 unknown – Orval Prophet
023 SOUTH BOUND NUMBER NINE Caledon 214/HPS-1201
024 MELBA FROM MELBA** Sparton 1188/Caledon HPS-1201
025 HUMAN NATURE Caledon 200/HPS-1201
026 CHASER FOR THE BLUES Caledon HPS-1201
027 YOU'RE NOT MY SWEETHEART ANYMORE Caledon 200/HPS-1201
028 ACRES OF HEARTACHES, OCEANS OF TEARS Sparton 1485/Caledon HPS-1201 LP-5141
029 MEXICO Caledon HPS-1201
030 BLUE SIDE OF THE STREET Caledon 214/HPS-1201
031 LOIS AND ME London 5437 Carlton 589 Sparton 1151/Caledon HPS-1201 LP-5141
032 CRC-1039* RUN RUN RUN London 5437 Sparton 1151 Carlton 589* Caledon HPS-1201 LP-5141
033 WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME Sparton 1188/Caledon HPS-1201
034 BIG RIVER JOE Caledon HPS-1201
**also spelled Melba From Melbourne on some reissued
June 1966 Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN – Orval Prophet
035 ST-8116 THE TRAVELING SNOWMAN Starday 771 Sparton 1485/LP-5141
036 ST-8117 unknown title
037 ST-8118 BIG RIVER JOE 771
Orval Prophet recorded after 1966, some info in albums and singles lists

ALBUMS
Caledon [CAN] HPS-1201 Propheteering:
South Bound Number Nine; Melba From Melba; Human Nature; Chaser For The Blues; You're Not My Sweetheart Anymore; Acres Of Heartaches, Oceans Of Tears; Mexico; Blue Side Of The Street; Lois And Me; Run Run Run; Why Didn't You Tell Me; Big River Joe – 59 (reissued on Cascade 477-7702 as Orval Prophet’s Greatest Hits)
Point [CAN] P-219 The Travellin‘ Kind: The Travellin' Kind; Molly Darling; I'm Gonna Sink Your Boat; Tears On Her Bridal Bouquet; The Judgement Day Express; I'm Going Back To Birmingham; Don't Trade Your Love For Gold; Another Day; Forget Me Not; Crown Of Thorns – 63 (Decca tracks)
Harmony [CAN] HE-90062 Mile After Mile: Countryfied; Life's A Lot Like Movies; Mile After Mile; King Of Misery; Snowbird; M.D.R.; Rise 'N Shine;Jennifer Moved Away; Mademoiselle; Yes It's Me - 71
Harmony [CAN] KHE-90226 Judgement Day Express: Headin' Down The Line; It's Good To Be Home Again; Judgement Day Express; Blue Canadian Rockies; Share; Champlain And St. Lawrence Line; Mark Of Shame; Too Late For The Wedding;Singing Wires; Maple Hill Way - 73
Broadland [CAN] BRS-1924 My Kind Of Woman: My Kind Of Woman; Just Passin' Through; I Walk A Lonely Street; Algoma Central Country; Agawa Canyon Song; Eastbound Highway; Johnny Canuck; When He Opens Up The Golden Gate; I Remember Love; Badger Bodine - 75
Broadland [CAN] 1986 Ol‘ Amos: Ol' Aamos; I've Seen Some Things; Lisa Mae; Paper Rosie; Just A Simple Love Song; Where Have All The Cowboy Songs Gone?; Tennessee Sunshine; Leroy Can't Go Home; Four Little Faces; The Travelling Kind - 78
Birchmount [CAN] BM-929 The Canadian Ploughboy: Why Didn't You Tell Me; Melba From Melbourne; Lois And Me; Travelling Snowman; You're Not My Sweetheart Anymore; Run Run Run; Mile After Mile; Jennifer Moved Away; Mademoiselle; Snowbird – 81 (poss. Sampler, reissued on 16th Avenue AVE-5703 in 1983)
Acclaim [CAN] CM-12004 True Blue: I'm Looking For A Miracle; Baby's Found Another Way To Love Me; Secret Love; Please Accept My Apology; I'll Lay My Head In Carleton County; Born To Booze; So Round So Firm So Fully Packed; Time; I'm Going Back To Birmingham; A Little League In Heaven – 81 (Recorded In Nashville, Hamilton, Ont., And Toronto)
Cowgirlboy [GER] LP-5141 The Traveling Snowman: Traveling Snowman; Goodbye Katie Bar The Door; Wildfire; I'm Gonna Sink Your Boat; Tears On Her Bridal Bouquet; Judgement Day Express; I'm Goin' Back To Birmingham; Travelin' Kind; Another Day; Forget Me Not; Don't Trade Your Love For Gold; Crown Of Thorns; Molly Darling; Acres Of Heartaches; My Lois And Me; Run Run Run - 95
Bear Family [GER] BCD-16376 The Travellin' Kind: The Travellin' Kind; Don't Trade You Love For Gold; The Judgement Day Express; Another Day; Birmingham, (I'm Going to); Forget Me Not; Molly Darling; Tears on the Bridal Bouquet; Crown of Thorns; I'm Gonna Sink Your Boat; Wild Fire; Goodbye Katie, Bar the Door; Tired Little Mother; My Heart's on the Borderline; With God's Hand in Mine; Beautiful Bells; Tennessean Rollin' Home; Mademoiselle (My Used to Be); Half a Heart; Town of Memories; Forgotten Dreams; Over in the Happy Land – 08-10-99

SINGLES
Decca (1952-58)
9-46404 Don't Trade Your Love For Gold / I'm Going Back To Birmingham - 02-52 (rev. March 1)
9-28206 Crown Of Thorns / The Judgement Day Express – 06-52
9-28338 Molly Darling / Tears On Her Bridal Bouquet – 08-52 (rev. Aug. 16)
9-28679 I'm Gonna Sink Your Boat / The Travellin' Kind – 04-53 as by Rex Prophet
9-28870 Beautiful Bells / With God's Hand In Mine - 10-53 as by Rex Prophet
9-28976 Goodbye, Katie Bar The Door / Wildfire – 01-54 as by Rex Prophet
9-29302 My Heart's On The Borderline / Tired Little Mother - 10-54
9-30512 The Tennessean Rollin', Rollin' Home / Mademoiselle (My Used To be) – 11-57 as by Johnny Six
9-30716 Town Of Memories / Half A Heart – 08-58 as by Johnny Six
9-30785 Forgotten Dreams / Over In That Happy Land – 12-58 as by Johnny Six
Sparton [CAN]
1151 Run Run Run / My Lois and Me – 59 (US issue on London 5437, reissued on Carlton 589 in 1963, in UK on London HLL 9729)
1188 Melba from Melbourne / Why Didn’t You Tell Me
1485 Travelling Snowman /Acres of Heartaches
Starday (1966)
771 Big River Joe / Traveling Snowman - 07-66
Caledon [CAN]
200 Human Nature / You’re Not My Sweetheart Anymore – 06-67
214 Southbound #9 / Blue Side of the Street - 67
Columbia [CAN] (1971-74)
C4-2984 Mile After Mile / Jennifer Moverd Away - 71
C4-3041 Heading Down the Line / It’s Good to Be Home
C4-3079 Judgement Day Express / Blue Canadian Rockies - 72
C4-4008 Champlain and St. Lawrtence Line / Singing Wires
C4-4055 Eastbound Highway / Badger Bodine - 74
Broadland [CAN]
BR-2193X Lisa Mae / Algoma Central – ca 75
BR-2236X Just Passin’ Thru / Leroy Can’t Go Home
BR-2261X Where Have All the Cowboy Songs Gone / Pistol Packin’ Preacher - 77
BR-2288X Paper Rosie / Ol’ Amos - 78
BR-2302X Travelling Kind / I’ve Seen Some Things - 78
BR-2332X Sorry and the Hobo / Four Little Faces – 79
BR-2349X The Mighty Tractor Pull / Just a Simple Love Song - 79
Acclaim [CAN] (1981)
CM-70004 A Little League In Heaven / I'm Going Back To Birmingham - 81
CM-70008 Secret Love / I’ll Lay My Head in Carleton County - 82
CM-70012 Please Accept My Apology / Time - 83
CM-70014 Born to Booze / So Round So Firm So Fully Packed - 83

Left Coast Country



By Praguefrank
SESSIONS
2010 Red Elk Studios, Portland, OR – Left Coast Country
001 TRAIN DON'T COME
002 FARMER'S DAUGHTER
003 OUTLAW
004 DARK, DOWN, AND BLUE
005 I'LL COME HOME
006 PRETTY GIRL
007 PICKIN' LIVIN'
008 IDAHO
009 GETTIN' ON BY
010 WHISKEY BIRD SMILE
Tracks above issued on album Dark Down and Blue
2012 poss. Portland, OR – Left Coast Country
011 CALLING
012 SIMILAR TO STEALIN'
013 BLUE HIGHWAY HELP ME
014 DON'T WAIT UP
015 DOOR TO DOOR SALES
016 TWO HANDS
017 CATOCTIN SUNRISE
018 TARANTULA
019 HAPPY HOUR
Tracks above issued on album Left Coast Country
2015 Cloud City Sound, Portland, OR – Left Coast Country (Adam Witkowski  [gt], Drew Tucker [mandolin],  Ryan Mickey [dobro], Ian Wade [bass],  Dave Kelsay [drums])
020 AIN'T FOUND A HOME
021 BURNIN' OLD PICTURES OF YOU
022 MASON DIXON WALTZ
023 BUS DRIVER
024 PINES FLY BY
025 TROUBLE
026 TWO GIRLS
027 SWEETGRASS
028 BROKEN FOR YOU
029 ON MY WAY
Tracks above issued on album Pines Fly By


ALBUMS
Left Coast Country ? (UPC737885567822) Dark Down And Blue: Train Don't Come;  Farmer's Daughter;  Outlaw;  Dark, Down, and Blue;  I'll Come Home;  Pretty Girl;  Pickin' Livin';  Idaho;  Gettin' On By;  Whiskey Bird Smile – 12-11-10
Left Coast Country ? (UPC755491601020) Left Coast Country:  Calling;  Similar to Stealin';  Blue Highway Help Me;  Don't Wait Up;  Door to Door Sales;  Two Hands;  Catoctin Sunrise;  Tarantula;  Happy Hour- 06-07-12
Left Coast Country ? (UPC678277250925) Pines Fly By: Ain't Found a Home;  Burnin' Old Pictures of You;  Mason Dixon Waltz;  Bus Driver;  Pines Fly By;  Trouble;  Two Girls;  Sweetgrass;  Broken for You;  On My Way – 26-02-16

Jimmy Howard




By Praguefrank

SESSIONS
2015 unknown – Jimmy Howard
001 MY BABY'S WAITIN'
002 RUNAWAY TRUCK
003 LUCKY OLD COLORADO
004 I'M A PRETTY GOOD MAN
005 CLOSE ALL THE HONKY TONKS
006 MINI-SKIRT MINNIE
007 I'VE JUST LOST YOU
008 THE BALLAD OF BILLY JONES
009 FIRST STAGES
010 MOTIVATIN' MAN
011 YOU DON'T HAVE VERY FAR TO GO
012 TAKE ME HOME
013 TRUCK DADDY
014 HAPPY TRAVELIN' MAN
Tracks above issued on album My Favorite Red Simpson Songs

ALBUMS

Jimmy Howard ?  (UPC190394091040) My Favorite Red Simpson Songs: My Baby's Waitin';  Runaway Truck;  Lucky Old Colorado;  I'm a Pretty Good Man;  Close All the Honky Tonks;  Mini-Skirt Minnie;  I've Just Lost You;  The Ballad of Billy Jones;  First Stages;  Motivatin' Man;  You Don't Have Very Far to Go;  Take Me Home;  Truck Daddy;  Happy Travelin' Man – 13-11-15

Wrights



Shannon Wright

Adam Wright
2nd version

By Praguefrank

SESSIONS
2004 Emerald Entertainment's The Tracking Room, Nashville, TN/The Castle Recording Studios, Franklin, TN/The Sound Station, Nashville, TN -  The Wrights, *w. Alan Jackson (Shannon Wright [vcl/ac gt], Adam Wright [vcl/el gt] +  Paul Franklin [steel/dobro], Eddie Bayers [drums], Hargus "Pig" Robbins [piano])
001 DOWN THIS ROAD RCA 67695-2 
002 HARD TIME RCA 67695-2
003 KNEW ALL ALONG RCA 67695-2 
004 ON THE ROCKS RCA 67695-2 
005 HOLE IN MY POCKET RCA 67695-2 
006 BUTTERFLIES RCA 67695-2 
007 YOU'RE IN GEORGIA NOW RCA 67695-2 
008 ROLLER COASTER RCA 67695-2 
009 DO YOU LOVE ME RCA 67695-2 
010 LEAVE A LIGHT ON* RCA 67695-2 
011 WAITING ON SOMETHING GOOD RCA 67695-2
012 YOU GOT THE THORNS RCA 67695-2 
2007 [sessions for Song Of America] unknown – The Wrights
013 WHERE WERE YOU WHEN THE WORLD STOPPED TURNING 30 Tigers 20654
2007 Starstruck Studios 40 Music Sq. West, Nashville,  TN – The Wrights (Shannon Wright [vcl/ac gt], Adam Wright [vcl/el gt] +Paul Kennerley [ac gt/el gt], Robby Turner [steel],  Eddie Bayers [drums], Reese Winans [Wurlitzer organ])
014 REWIND Mailboat 3100
015 DO YOU STILL Mailboat 3100 
016 PLANTING FLOWERS Mailboat 3100 
017 HOME SWEET HIGHWAY Mailboat 3100
018 LOVE LIKE THAT Mailboat 3100
019 TRUE LOVE IS A GOLDEN RING Mailboat 3100 
020 YOU'RE THE KIND OF TROUBLE Mailboat 3100
021 YOU WERE MADE FOR ME Mailboat 3100
2008 Nashville – The Wrights
022 SPIKE DRIVER BLUES/TAKE THIS HAMMER
023 ALWAYS TOMORROW
024 GOOD LUCK CHARM
025 IN THE SUMMERTIME
026 BRIDGE WASHED OUT
027 IN SPITE OF ME
028 I FEEL THE BLUES MOVING IN
029 I'D HAVE TO BE CRAZY
030 SINGLE GIRL, MARRIED GIRL
031 OPEN UP YOUR HEART (AND LET THE SUNSHINE IN)
Tracks above issued on album In The Summertime
2010 Nashville – The Wrights
032 SINCE YOU LEFT ME
033 THE WAY THAT I'M LIVING
034 COULD YOU EVER IMAGINE
035 I CRY
036 WE'LL ALL DRINK MONEY
037 WE WERE MADE TO LOVE
038 FLYING HOME
039 MILES FOR YOU
040 TEARDROP EXPRESS
Tracks above issued on album Red and Yellow, Blue and Green
2015 Nashville – The Wrights
041 CAROUSEL OF SORROW
042 SONG OF A MAN WHO THOUGHT HE WAS BLIND BUT TURNED OUT HE WASN'T, IT WAS ONLY DARK
043 THOUSAND DEMONS
044 SEBASTIANGASM
045 BRING ME BACK
Tracks above issued on EP Wrights

ALBUMS

ACR/RCA 67695-2 Down This Road: Down This Road; Hard Time; Knew All Along; On the Rocks; Hole In My Pocket; Butterflies; You're In Georgia Now; Roller Coaster; Do You Love Me; Leave a Light On (w. Alan Jackson); Waiting On Something Good; You Got the Thorns – 03-05-05
Mailboat 3100 The Wrights: Rewind; Do You Still; Planting Flowers; Home Sweet Highway; Love Like That; True Love Is a Golden Ring; You're the Kind of Trouble; You Were Made For Me – 29-01-08
Tour ? (UPC796873085717) In The Summertime:  Spike Driver Blues/Take This Hammer;  Always Tomorrow;  Good Luck Charm;  In The Summertime;  Bridge Washed Out;  In Spite Of Me;  I Feel The Blues Moving In;  I'd Have To Be Crazy;  Single Girl, Married Girl;  Open Up Your Heart (And Let The Sunshine In) - 17-06-08
Tour ? (UPC884501317795) Red And Yellow, Blue And Green: Since You Left Me;  The Way That I'm Living;  Could You Ever Imagine;  I Cry;  We'll All Drink Money;  We Were Made To Love;  Flying Home;  Miles For You;  Teardrop Express  - 10-08-10

EPs
Tratore ? Wrights: Carousel Of Sorrow; Song Of A Man Who Thought He Was Blind But Turned Out He Wasn't, It Was Only Dark; Thousand Demons; Sebastiangasm; Bring Me Back -10-12-15