Saturday, May 25, 2013

Ray Anderson (by Dick Grant)



RAY ANDERSON
SESSION DISCOGRAPHY

RAY ANDERSON And His Band
                                                  Radio Station Studio                                            Bowling Green, Ky:                                                                1950                       
Raymond “Ray” Anderson (vcl/stl gtr); poss. Dick Stratton’s Nite Owls.
                                                                                                                             Producer:James “Jim” McKinney

11                     YOU’RE THE TWO TIMIN’ KIND                                                       Jamboree 504, Redita LP-128, Bear Family BCD-15854
                        (Anderson)
12                     YOU’D BETTER HOLD YOUR TONGUE                                                               504
                        (Anderson)

NB(1): JAMBOREE 504 released 7th August 1950.
NB(2): JAMBOREE 504 reviewed Billboard C&W 19th August 1950.
NB(3): REDITA LP-128 “NASHVILLE COUNTRY ROCK” released Holland 1986.
NB(4): BEAR FAMILY BCD-15854 “SHOT IN THE DARK-TENNESSEE JIVE” released Germany 2000.

RAY ANDERSON and Tennessee Mountaineers
                                                                                                                             Nashville, Tn:                                                                         1950
(vcl/stl gtr); Poss. Dick Stratton’s Nite Owls.
                                                                                                                             Producer: Jim McKinney

27                     DRAFT BOARD BLUES                                                                    Dixie Jamboree 513, Redita LP-122
                        (Anderson) (Tenn. Music Corp. BMI)                                                   Bear Family BCD-125854                                                                
28                     I’M LONELY BECAUSE                                                                    Dixie Jamboree 513,             LP-122
                        (Anderson) (Tenn. Music Corp. BMI)                                                   Bear Family BCD-15854

NB(1): DIXIE JAMBOREE 513 released Monday 25th September 1950.
NB(2): JAMBOREE         513 reviewed Billboard C&W Saturday 30th September 1950.
NB(3): Both JAMBOREE and DIXIE JAMBOREE were owned by Jim McKinney and was based in Nashville, Tn:
NB(4): “I’M LONELY BECAUSE” registered with the U.S. Copyright Office on Thursday 28th December 1950.
NB(5): REDITA LP-122 “CRAZY ABOUT THE BOOGIE” released Holland 1981.

CLIFF ALLEN and RAY ANDERSON-1
CLIFF ALLEN and The West Virginia Mountain Boys-2
                                                  Radio Station WHTN                                            Huntington, W.Va.                                                                  1951
Cliff Allen (ld vcl-3/ vcl-5/       ); Ray Anderson (duet vcl-4/gtr);
                                                                                                                             Producer:

282                   I’M A-GONNA LEAVE YOU                                      -1-3-4                 Cozy No. 282
                        (Cliff Allen)
283                   I’M LONESOME AND BLUE                                    -2-3                              No. 283
                        (John Bava-Eddie King)

NB(1): COZY No. 282/No. 283 released 1951.
NB(2): COZY Records was owned by John Bava and has a label address of Davis, West Virginia.

RAY ANDERSON And His TENNESSEE MOUNTAINEERS
                                                  Radio Station WHTN                                            Huntington, W.Va:                                                                 1952
(vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                             Producer:

A-No.1               NO GOOD AT LYIN’                                                                         Blue Ribbon A-No.1
                        (Shurtz-Mank-Anderson) (Blue Ribbon Music BMI)
A-No.2               IT’S A DOGGONE DIRTY SHAME                                                                           A-No.2
                        (Ray Anderson-Chaw Mank) (Blue Ribbon Music BMI)

NB: BLUE RIBBON A-No.1/A-No.2 released 1952.

RAY ANDERSON                                                                                                   
                  Rite Recording Studio, 3930 Spring Grove Avenue      Cincinnati, Oh:  March 1953
(vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                             Producer: Carl Burkhardt

8112                  (I FINALLY FOUND) THE GIRL OF MY DREAMS      Kentucky 573, Kentucky 4-573
                        ()                                                                                                   Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-023
8113                  BUILDING ON THE SAND                                                                Big 4 Hits 31
                        (John Bailes-Walter Bailes)                                     
8114                  DEATH IS ONLY A DREAM                                                                               31
                        ()
8115                  WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN                                            Kentucky 568, Kentucky 4-568, Alcar 568 A
                        ()                                                                                                   JSP JSP-77110                                                                                                      
8116                  WHAT WOULD THE PROFIT BE                                                       Kentucky 568,                 4-568,          568 B
                        (Charlie Monroe)                                                     JSP JSP-77110

NB(1): KENTUCKY 568/Kentucky 4-568 released 1953.
NB(2): ALCAR 568 released 1953.
NB(3): KENTUCKY 573/Kentucky 4-573 released 1953.
NB(4): BIG 4 Hits 31 released 1953.
NB(5): JSP JSP-77110 “AUTHENTIC RARE BLUEGRASS: HISTORIC CUTS: INDEPENDENT LABEL SIDES 1951-1954” released United Kingdom 2008.

RAY ANDERSON                                                                                                   
                  Rite Recording Studio, 3930 Spring Grove Avenue      Cincinnati, Oh:  March 1953
(vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                             Producer: Carl Burkhardt
                                 
8150                  STALIN KICKED THE BUCKET                                                         Kentucky 573, Kentucky 4-573, White Label WLP-2821
                        (Anderson)                                                                                      Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-023
                                                                                                                             Bear Family BCD-16065

NB(1): STALIN died on Thursday 5th March 1953.
NB(2): WHITE LABEL WLP-2821 “BOPPIN’ HILLBILLY, Vol.21.” released Holand 1991.

RAY ANDERSON           
                  Rite Recording Studio, 3930 Spring Grove Avenue      Cincinnati, Oh:  1953
(vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                             Producer: Carl Burkhardt

8203                  TAKE THESE CHAINS FROM MY HEART                 Big 4 Hits 38
                        (Rose Heath) (Acuff Rose BMI)
                        RAMBLIN’ MAN                                                                      38
                        (Hank Williams) (Acuff-Rose BMI)

NB(1): BIG 4 Hits 38 released 1953.
NB(2): KENTUCKY; ALCAR & BIG 4 Hits were owned by Carl Burkhardt.

RAY ANDERSON-1                      Radio Station WCHO                                            Washington Court House, Oh:                                                1954
JACK HENDERSON-2
(vcl-3/gtr); Jack Henderson (vcl-2/         );
                                                                                                                             Producer:

                        THE WORLD HAS LOST A STAR (recitation to Hank
                        Williams)                                                               -1-3                    Mountaineer 255
                        ()
                        FLIRTIN’ (Sic)     -2-4                                                                   255
                        ()

NB: MOUNTAINEER 255 released 1954.

RAY ANDERSON                         Radio Station WCHO                                            Washington Court House, Oh:                                                1954
(vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                             Producer: George E.Blackmore

260                   DON’T WAIT NO LONGER (POOR SINNER)             Mountaineer 260
                        (Anderson) (John Bava’s Music SESAC)
261                   FORGOTTEN GRAVE                                                                                            261
                        (Anderson) (John Bava’s Music SESAC)

NB(1): MOUNTAINEER 260/261 released in 1954.
NB(2): MOUNTAINEER Records was owned by George E. Blackmore.

RAY ANDERSON                         Radio Station WWVA                                            Wheeling, W.Va.:                                 Saturday 12th January 1957
(vcl/gtr):
                                                                                                                             Producer: Dusty Owens

45-11257-A         LIVING TOO FAST                                                                           Admiral 1005, White Label WLP-2805
                        (R. Anderson) (Deo. Pub. Co, BMI)
45-11257-B         AT LAST                                                                              1005
                        (R. Anderson) (Deo. Pub. Co, BMI)

NB(1): ADMIRAL 1005 released February 1957.
NB(2): ADMIRAL 1005 is a King custom pressing with a log no. of 424.
NB(3): ADMIRAL Records was owned by Dusty Owens.
NB(4): WHITE LABEL WLP-2805 “BOPPIN’ HILLBILLY, Vol.5.” released Holland 1989.

RAY ANDERSON                         Radio Station WWVA                                            Wheeling, W.Va:                                                          Spring 1957
(vcl/gtr); Robert Van “Bobby” Osborne (mand); Sonny Roland Osborne (bjo); Thomas Wayne Raney (hca);
                                                                                                                             Producer: Ray Anderson

CP-1236            THOSE OLD HANDS                                                                       Mountaineer 645-A
                        (Ester Ivey) (White Oak Music BMI)
CP-1237            ONCE SWEETHEARTS                                                                                         645-B
                        (Ray Anderson-Kathy Holt)
                        NEAR THE CROSS                                                                         Mountaineer 646-A
                        ()
                        HIDE YOU IN THE BLOOD                                                                                    646-B
                        ()

NB(1): MOUNTAINEER 645 released May 1957.
NB(2): MOUNTAINEER 645 is a RITE custom pressing.
NB(3): MOUNTAINEER 646 released 1957.

RAY ANDERSON with Trio                                                           
                                                  Radio Station WWVA                                            Wheeling, W.Va.:                                                                    1957
(vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                             Producer: Ray Anderson

CP-1283            HOLD TO GOD’S UNCHANGING HAND                                            Mountaineer 647-A
                        ()
CP-1284            NO DRUNKARD CAN ENTER                                                                                647-B
                        ()

NB(1): MOUNTAINEER 647 released 1957.
NB(2): MOUNTAINEER Records has a label address of P.O.Box 268, Washington Court House, Ohio.

RAY ANDERSON And The Home Folks
                                                  Radio Station WWVA                                            Wheeling, W.Va.:                          ca. December 1957/January 1958
(vcl/gtr); Bobby Osborne (mand); Sonny Osborne (bjo); Wayne Raney (hca);
                                                                                                                             Producer: Ray Anderson

ST-2599             DREAMING                                                                                   Mountaineer (Uniss), Starday 45-342
                        (Anderson) (Starrite BMI)
ST-2600             SPUTNIKS AND MUTNIKS                                                               Mountaineer (Uniss),               45-342
                        (Anderson) (Starrite BMI)                                                                  Bear Family BCD-16065
                        Unknown Title                                                        Mountaineer (Uniss)
                        ()
                        Unknown Title                                                        Mountaineer (Uniss)
                        ()
                        Unknown Title                                                        Mountaineer (Uniss)
                        ()

NB(1): Matrix Nos. 2599/2600 were purchased by Starday Records.
NB(2): STARDAY 45-342 released February 1958.
NB(3): BEAR FAMILY BCD-16065 “ATOMIC PLATTERS : COLD WAR MUSIC FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOMELAND SECURITY” released Saturday 6th August 2005.
NB(4): SPUTNIK 2 was launched on Sunday 3rd November 1957.


RAY ANDERSON                         Radio Station WWVA                                            Wheeling, W. Va:                                                                    1958
(recit); Unk (org);
                                                                                                                             Producer: Ray Anderson

ST-2649             GIVE ME THE FLOWERS NOW                                                        Starday 45-EP-354
                        (Dee) (Starrite BMI)
ST-2650             MY OLD CLAY HOUSE                                                                                  45-EP-354
                        (Dee) (Starrite BMI)
ST-2651             THE CITY OF SHUT INS                                                                                45-EP-354
                        (Dee) (Starrite BMI)
ST-2652             OLD TIME CHURCH                                                                                     45-EP-354
                        (Dee) (Starrite BMI)

NB(1): STARDAY 45-EP-354 released April 1958.
NB(2): STARDAY 45-EP-354 has the notation - Recitations with organ accomp.

RAY ANDERSON                                                                                                                                                                                                  1958
(vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                             Producer: Ray Anderson

45-728-A            YOU CAN’T BREAK A HEART (THAT’S BEEN
                        BROKEN)                                                                                       Starday 45-728
                        (Anderson) (Starrite BMI)
45-728-B            CRYIN’ A RIVER                                                                 45-728
                        (Anderson) (Starrite BMI)

NB(1): STARDAY 45-728 released August 1958.
NB(2): STARDAY 45-728 is a Starday custom pressing.

RAY and MAXINE ANDERSON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1967
Ray (vcl/gtr); Maxine (vcl);
                                                                                                                             Producer:

                        ALMOST HOME                                                     GRS LP-71204
                        ()
                        DEATH IS ONLY A DREAM                                                                        LP-71204
                        ()
                        HE IS EVERYTHING                                                                                  LP-71204
                        (Ray Anderson)
                        LOVE OF GOD                                                                LP-71204
                        (Ray Anderson)
                        JESUS IS MINE                                                               LP-71204
                        ()
                        LOST AND DYING SHEEP                                                                         LP-71204
                        ()
                        KING JESUS                                                                                            LP-71204
                        (Barney Pierce)
                        I’LL BE PRESENT                                                                                      LP-71204
                        (C. Derricks)
                        LET ME WALK WITH YOU JESUS                                                               LP-71204
                        (Ray Anderson-Maxine Anderson)
                        SOME WONDERFUL DAY                                                                         LP-71204
                        ()
                        PRECIOUS JESUS                                                                                    LP-71204
                        ()
                        I SAW THE LIGHT                                                                                     LP-71204
                        (Hank Williams) (Acuff-Rose BMI)

NB: GRS LP-71204 “WE’RE ALMOST HOME” released 1967.
                       
RAY ANDERSON                                                                                                                      Oh:                                                      December 1967  
(vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                             Producer: Ray Anderson

71266A              SILVER BRIDGE DISASTER                                                             GRS 71266, GRS LP-80314
                        (Ray Anderson) (RaMac Music Pub.)
71266B              THEY CRUCIFIED THE ROSE                                                          GRS 71266
                        (Ray Anderson) (RaMac Music Pub.)

NB(1): GRS 71266 released in December 1967.
NB(2): The Silver Bridge disaster occurred on Friday 15th December 1967.

RAY ANDERSON                                                                                                                                                                                                  1968
(vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                             Producer:

                        FLOWER’S IN GOD’S GARDEN                                                        GRS LP-80314
                        (Maxine Anderson) (RaMac Music Pub.)
                        BOAT OF LIFE                                                                LP-80314
                        (Maxine Anderson) (RaMac Music Pub.)
                        THE GOSPEL NEWS                                                                                LP-80314
                        (Ray Anderson) (RaMac Music Pub.)
                        YOU MUST TAKE TIME TO DIE                                                                 LP-80314
                        (Ray Anderson) (RaMac Music Pub.)
                        THIS MAN JESUS                                                                                    LP-80314
                        (Ray Anderson)
                        WHY DID IT HAPPEN?                                                                             LP-80314
                        ()
                        THEN WE SHALL RISE                                                                             LP-80314
                        ()
                        COMING SOMEDAY                                                                                 LP-80314
                        (Maxine Anderson)
                        I CALLED TO THE LORD                                                                          LP-80314
                        (Maxine Anderson)
                        IN DARKNESS NO MORE                                                                         LP-80314
                        ()
                        PRAY FOR THEM                                                                                    LP-80314
                        ()
                        NEW LEASE OF LIFE                                                                               LP-80314
                        ()

NB: GRS LP-80314 “SILVER BRIDGE DISASTER MEMORIAL ALBUM” released 1968.

RAY ANDERSON-1                                                                                                                                                                                                1969
RAY and MAXINE ANDERSON-2
(vcl-3/gtr); Maxine (vcl-4);
                                                                                                                             Producer:

                        THE LIGHTS OF HOME                                          -1-3                    GRS LP-90123
                        ()      
                        HIGHER GROUND                                                -1-3                             LP-90123
                        ()
                        THE LOVE OF GOD WITHIN                                   -1-3                             LP-90123
                        (Ray Anderson)
                        HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT                                   -1-3                             LP-90123
                        ()
                        KEEP MY FIRING LINE TO GLORY OPEN LORD-2-3-4                                LP-90123
                        ()          

NB(1): GRS LP-90123 “THE SOUTHERN GOSPEL TRAVELERS” released 1969.
NB(2): Other recordings on the above album are by The Roar Sisters, The Gospel Bluegrass Quartet, Gospel Travelers
Quartet and The Siders Family.
NB(3): GOSPEL RECORDING SERVICE was owned by Ray Anderson.

RAY ANDERSON                                                                                                                                                                                                  1969
(vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                             Producer:

90772A              MAN ON THE MOON                                                                       Victory 90772A
                        ()
90772B              MAN CAN CHANGE THE WORLD                                                                90772B
                        ()

NB(1): Ray Anderson also owned VICTORY Records.
NB(2): The label address is Gospel Rec. Serv., P.O.Box 226, Richmond Dale, Ohio 45673.
NB(3): The label also states A Christian studio for Christian People.

THE ROAR FAMILY SINGERS WITH REV: RAY ANDERSON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1969
Ray Anderson (vcl-1/gtr); The Roar Family
                                                                                                                             Producer:

                        GOING UP HOME                                                  -1                       Victory LP-691012
                        ()
                        MANSIONS FAIR                                                   -1                                    LP-691012
                        ()
                        EACH RING OF THE HAMMER                               -1                                    LP-691012
                        ()
                        SAVE A LITTLE SPOT IN HEAVEN                           -1                                    LP-691012
                        ()
                        THE HAVEN OF REST                                            -1                                    LP-691012
                        ()
                        TAKE ME IN THE LIFEBOAT                                   -1                                    LP-691012
                        ()
                        WHEN THE ANGELS CARRY ME HOME                  -1                                    LP-691012
                        ()
                        CRYING HOLY UNTO THE LORD                            -1                                    LP-691012
                        ()

NB(1): VICTORY LP-691012 is titled “The Roar Family with Rev: Ray Anderson” released in 1969.
NB(2): The other 8 recordings are by The Roar Family Singers.

DISCOGRAPHY compiled by IVAN TRIBE, AL TURNER & DICK GRANT with acknowledgements to Dave Sax; Johan Lofstedt; Ian Saddler; Phil Tricker, Malcolm Chapman & Thieu Van De Vorst.

1989-2013.