Saturday, March 15, 2014

Ray Pressley (by Dick Grant)



RAY PRESSLEY
SESSION DISCOGRAPHY

RAY PRESSLEY                           Superior Sound Studio               Decatur, Ga.:      1959
Raymond E. “Ray” Pressley (vcl/gtr); Herbert M. “Speedy” Price (hmny vcl/fdl); Shorty Boyd (stl gtr-1/ac gtr-2); Bill Etris (pno); Lem Bryant (stg bs); Jack Green )dms).      Producer:
                         
                          ROSE COLORED GLASSES                                                             D 1111, Bear Family BCD-15834
                          (Pressley-Price) (Glad Music BMI)
                          BREAKING OF A HEART                                            1111,                     BCD-15834
                          (Pressley-Price) (Glad Music BMI)
                          I’LL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN                                                    D (Uniss)
                          ()

NB: D 1111 released Wednesday 28th October 1959.                       

RAY PRESSLEY                           National Recording Studio          Atlanta, Ga:        1960
(vcl/gtr); Speedy Price (fdl); Jimmy Estes (stg bs); Charles “Chuck” Lindley (dms).
                                                                                                                               Producer:

                          GHOST OF A BROKEN HEART                                                         D 1136, Bear Family BCD-15834
                          (Pressley-Price) (Glad Music BMI)
                          LAND OF LINCOLN                                                                             1136,                     BCD-15834
                          (Pressley-Price)

NB: D 1136 released Wednesday 16th March 1960.                         

RAY PRESSLEY                           National Recording Studio          Decatur, Ga:       1960
(vcl/gtr); Speedy Price ();
                                                                                                                               Producer:

                          LET’S TRY AGAIN                                                                           D 1147, Bear Family BCD-15834
                          (Price-Pressley) (Glad Music BMI)
                         
RAY PRESSLEY                           Superior Sound Studio               Decatur, Ga.:      1960
(vcl/gtr); Speedy Price (fdl);
                                                                                                                               Producer:

                          SHE NEVER LOVED AT ALL                                                                 1147,                     BCD-15834
                          (Price-Pressley) (Glad Music BMI)

NB(1): D 1147 released June 1960.
NB(2): BEAR FAMILY BCD-15834 “THE COMPLETE D SINGLES…..collection, Vol.3.:THE SOUNDS OF HOUSTON TEXAS” released Germany 2000.

RAY PRESSLEY-1            Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road                     Madison, Tn:                                                                  April 1961
GENE PIERCE-2
(vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                               Producer: John Thomas “Tommy” Hill

4777                   YOU’RE A PART OF ME   -1                                   Nashville NV-5001 A
                          (R.Pressley-S.Prize) (sic) (Starday-BMI)
4778                   LIVING, LEARNING, TRYING TO FORGET-1-2          Nashville NV-5035 A, Longhorn BLH-002
                          (Pressley) (Starday-BMI)                                         Buckingham P-ST-718
                                                                                                                               Continental Maple Leaf CML-1014
                                                                                                                               Continental Maple Leaf CMS-1014, Palace M-718
                                                                                                                              Palace S-718, Countryville M-18, Countryville S-18
4779                  HALF A LOVE                  -1-2                                Nashville NV-5035 B, Longhorn BLH-002
                         (Pressley) (Tronic-BMI)                                            Buckingham P-ST-718
                                                                                                                              Continental Maple Leaf CML-1014
                                                                                                                              Continental Maple Leaf CMS-1014, Palace M-718
                                                                                                                              Palace S-718
4780                  YOUR NEW LOVE                                                                           Nashville NV-5001 B
                         (R.Pressley) (Tronic-BMI)

NB(1): NASHVILLE NV-5001 released May 1961.
NB(2): NASHVILLE NV-5035 released October 1961.
NB(3): LONGHORN BLH-002 released United Kingdom
NB(4): BUCKINGHAM P-ST-718/COUNTRYVILLE M-18/S-18/CONTINENTAL MAPLE LEAF CML-1014/CMS-1014/PALACE M-718/S-718 “COUNTRY AND WESTERN JAMBOREE PERFORMANCES by LONZO AND OSCAR-AMERICA’S GREATEST COUNTRY COMEDIANS/RED SOVINE/OTHER” released January 1963.

DISCOGRAPHY compiled by DICK GRANT with acknowledgements to Dave Sax, Phil Tricker, Al Turner & Richard Weize.

2002-2014.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Melvin Morris (by Dick Grant)



MELVIN MORRIS
SESSION DISCOGRAPHY

MELVIN MORRIS                                                                                                     Greer, S.C.:                                                                            1960
Melvin Morris (vcl/ld gtr); Unk (rhy gtr); Unk (pno); Unk (stg bs);           
                                                                                                                               Producer:

KB-601                PLEASE HEAR THESE WORDS                                                        Snow Cap KB-601
                          (Melvin Morris) (Lynn Music Co. BMI)
KB-602                HEARTACHES OF A LOVE UNTRUE                                                                   KB-602, Bison Bop BbLP-2048
                          (Clark & Morris) (Lynn Music Co. BMI)                                               Buffalo Bop BbLP-2048, White Label WLP-8939                                  
                                                                                                                               Buffalo Bop BbCD-55162, Collector CLCD-4503

NB(1): SNOW CAP KB-601/KB-602 released 1960.
NB(2): SNOW CAP KB-601/KB-602 is a CAPITOL custom pressing.
NB(3): BISON BOP BbLP-2048 “THE BOP THAT NEVER STOPPED, Vol.38.” released Germany 1985.
NB(4): BUFFALO BOP BbLP-2048 “THE BOP THAT NEVER STOPPED, Vol.38.” released Germany 1985.
NB(5): WHITE LABEL WLP-8939 “ROCK and ROLL BILLY” released Holland 1988.
NB(6): BUFFALO BOP BbCD-55162 “ICE COLD” released Germany 2003.
NB(7): COLLECTOR CLCD-4503 “ROCK AND ROLL WITH PIANO, Vol.11.” released Holland 2006.

MELVIN MORRIS                         Jim Dandy Recording Studio      Newberry, S.C.:  1961
(vcl/ld gtr);
                                                                                                                               Producer: Jim Price

KB-2704A            CHARLIE’S GOT A HORN                                       Jim Dandy JD 1004
                          (M.Morris) (Jim Dandy Music Inc. BMI)                    
KB-2704B            REMEMBER YOU’RE MINE                                                                                JD 1004
                          ()

NB(1): JIM DANDY JD 1004 released  Tuesday 5th December 1961.
NB(2): JIM DANDY JD 1004 reviewed Billboard Pop Monday 11th December 1961.
NB(3): JIM DANDY JD 1004 is a KAY BANK custom pressing.
NB(4): JIM DANDY Records owned by JIM PRICE.

MELVIN MORRIS                                                                                                                                                                                                   1962
(vcl/ld gtr);
                                                                                                                               Producer:

45-MB-425           TELL MOTHER THAT YOU LOVER HER                                            Guitar Record Company 1100-A
                          (Melvin Morris) (Rally Music Publishing Co. BMI)
45-MB-426           THE PAUPER’S DREAM                                                                                 1100-B
                          (Melvin Morris) (Ralph’s Radio Music Pub. Co. BMI)

NB(1): GUITAR RECORD COMPANY 1100 released 1962.
NB(2): GUITAR RECORD COMPANY 1100 is a CAPITOL custom pressing.

MELVIN MORRIS            
                          poss.    Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road                     Madison, Tn.:                                                                         1962
(vcl/ld gtr);
                                                                                                                               Producer:

5698                   STILL                                                                                             Starday 605 B
                          (Morris) (Starday-BMI)
5699                   SPENDING NIGHTS IN NASHVILLE                                                                605 A
                          (Morris) (Starday-BMI)

NB: STARDAY 605 released Tuesday 23rd October 1962.




DISCOGRAPHY compiled by DICK GRANT with acknowledgements to Frantisek Frank.
2012-2014.

Uptown Bluegrass



By Praguefrank

SESSIONS
1974 unknown – Uptown Bluegrass (Eddie Bostic [ld vcl/gt], Cliff Johnson [ld vcl/rh gt],  Mike Bostic [tnr vcl/mandolin], Mike Clark [baritone vcl/banjo], Don Ward [bass], Bill Reser [fiddle]. Producer: Tom Hartman)
001 DARLIN' THINK OF WHAT YOU'VE DONE Artco LPBG 992 L
002 UPTOWN RAMBLE Artco LPBG 992 L  
003 IF I SHOULD WANDER BACK TONIGHT Artco LPBG 992 L  
004 BILLY IN THE LOW GROUND Artco LPBG 992 L  
005 I DON'T KNOW Artco LPBG 992 L
006 WOMAN AT THE WELL Artco LPBG 992 L
007 BLACK JACK Artco LPBG 992 L
008 ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE Artco LPBG 992 L
009 REACH OUT Artco LPBG 992 L  
010 SHUCKIN' THE CORN Artco LPBG 992 L  
011 EACH SEASON CHANGES YOU Artco LPBG 992 L  
012 SAND SPRING Artco LPBG 992 L  
31 January/1 February 1976 Lemco Sound Studio, Lexington, KY – Uptown Bluegrass (Eddie Bostic [vcl/gt], Mike Bostioc [tnr vcl/mandolin], Bob Clark [baritone vcl/ld gt/fiddle], Mike Clark [banjo], Jerry Douglas [dobro], Don Ward [bass]. Producer: Robert Trout)
013 FREE WHEELIN' King Bluegrass KB 552
014 DON'T CRY BLUE King Bluegrass KB 552
015 DR. DOBRO, M.D. King Bluegrass KB 552
016 HARD HEARTED King Bluegrass KB 552
017 YOU CAN'T PLAY AROUND King Bluegrass KB 552
018 BLUE EYES CRYIN' IN THE RAIN King Bluegrass KB 552
019 HAND PICKED BLUEGRASS BAND King Bluegrass KB 552
020 BRIGHT LIGHT SHINING King Bluegrass KB 552
021 ON MY WAY BACK TO THE OLD HOME King Bluegrass KB 552
022 LEAVES THAT ARE GREEN King Bluegrass KB 552
023 TOMORROW INTO TOMORROW King Bluegrass KB 552  
024 BUCK'S RUN King Bluegrass KB 552   
1977 Media Sound Inc., 1911 Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK– Uptown Bluegrass (Bob Clark [ld vcl/gt/mandolin], Wayland Patton [vcl/gt], Rudy Jones [vcl/gt/dobro/fiddle], Mike Clark [banjo/bck vcl], mike Perry [bass], Ragina Harcourt [bck vcl]. Producer: Bob Clark, Wayland Patton)
025 TRAVELIN' LIGHT Mistletoe MR 101
026 TO LOVE SOMEBODY Mistletoe MR 101   
027 REMINGTON RIDE Mistletoe MR 101
028 TAKE ME BACK TO TULSA Mistletoe MR 101   
029 UNTIL THEN Mistletoe MR 101  
030 TRAVELIN' HOUNDOG Mistletoe MR 101
031 GOOD WOMANS LOVE Mistletoe MR 101  
032 GOOD WOMANS LOVE (REPRISE) Mistletoe MR 101   
033 WHY DON'T YOU TELL ME SO Mistletoe MR 101   
034 EACH SEASON CHANGES YOU Mistletoe MR 101  
035 COUNTRY COMFORT Mistletoe MR 101  
036 RAWHIDE Mistletoe MR 101  
037 MR. BOJANGLES Mistletoe MR 101   


ALBUMS

Artco LPBG 992 L Uptown Bluegrass: Darlin' Think Of What You've Done; Uptown Ramble; If I Should Wander Back Tonight; Billy In The Low Ground; I Don't Know; Woman At The Well; Black Jack; Across The Great Divide; Reach Out; Shuckin' The Corn; Each Season Changes You; Sand Spring - 74
King Bluegrass KB 552 Hand Picked: Free Wheelin'; Don't Cry Blue; Dr. Dobro, M.D.; Hard Hearted; You Can't Play Around; Blue Eyes Cryin' In The Rain; Hand Picked Bluegrass Band; Bright Light Shining; On My Way Back To The Old Home; Leaves That Are Green; Tomorrow Into Tomorrow; Buck's Run - 76
Mistletoe MR 101 Uptown Bluegrass III: Travelin' Light; To Love Somebody;  Remington Ride; Take Me Back To Tulsa;  Until Then;  Travelin' Houndog;  Good Womans Love;  Good Womans Love (Reprise);  Why Don't You Tell Me So;  Each Season Changes You;  Country Comfort;  Rawhide;  Mr. Bojangles - 77

Eddie Hodges



Samuel E. ("Eddie") Hodges, *05-03-1947 Hattiesburg, MS
By Praguefrank, Michel Ruppli

SESSIONS
29 December 1957 [no 5675, sessions for The Music Man] New York City – Eddie Hodges (with Robert Preston and Orchestra cond. by Herbert Greene)
001 21828 WELLS FARGO WAGON Capitol EDM-3-990/SW 990 7-46633-2
002 21829 GARY,INDIANA EDM-2-990/ SW 990 7-46633-2
May 1958 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York – Julia Meade and Eddie Hodges
003 104948 WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE IN HEAVEN? Decca 9-30675
Late May 1958 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York –Eddie Hodges
004 105040 THAT FUNNY LITTLE DOG (OF MINE) Decca 9-30675
April 1959 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York – Eddie Hodges
005 107062 DON’T DANCE ON MOMMA’S RUG Decca 9-30903/ Domino DLP 1004 Globe CD 1397/9
006 107063 HIGH HOPES Decca 9-30903/ Domino DLP 1004 Globe CD 1397/9
Ca April 1961 unknown – Eddie Hodges (orchestra conducted by Archie Bleyer)
007 ZTSP 67748/∆38590 I'M GONNA KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR Cadence 1397 CLP 33-6/Domino DLP 1004 Globe CD 1397/9
008 ZTSP 67749/∆38590X AIN'T GONNA WASH FOR A WEEK 1397 CLP 33-6/ Domino DLP 1004 Globe CD 1397/9
26 November 1961 unknown – Eddie Hodges, *w. Carol Sue Wright (Charlie McCoy and His Escorts)
009 ZTSP 81203/5717 BANDIT OF MY DREAMS 1410 CLP 33-6/ Domino DLP 1004 Globe CD 1397/9
010 ZTSP-81204/5718 MUGMATES* 1410 CLP 33-6/ Domino DLP 1004 Globe CD 1397/9
011 N9OW-1584 (GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS) MADE TO LOVE 1421 CLP 33-6/ Domino DLP 1004 Globe CD 1397/9
012 N9OW-1585 I MAKE BELIEVE IT’S YOU 1421 CLP 33-6/ Domino DLP 1004 Globe CD 1397/9
November 1962 CBS Recording Studio, 6121 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Eddie Hodges (Producer; Terry Melcher)
013 JRZSP-71021 SECRET Columbia 4-42649
014 JRZSP-71022 SEEIN' IS BELIEVIN' Columbia 4-42649
Ca February 1963 CBS Recording Studio, 6121 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Eddie Hodges (Producer; Terry Melcher)
015 JRZSP-71121 TOO SOON TO KNOW 4-42697/ Domino DLP 1004 Globe CD 1397/9
016 JRZSP-71122 unknown title
017 JRZSP-71123 HALFWAY 4-42811 / Domino DLP 1004 Globe CD 1397/9
Spring 1963 CBS Recording Studio, 6121 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA  – Eddie Hodges (Producer; Terry Melcher)
018 JRZSP-71180 WOULD YOU COME BACK?  4-42697/ Domino DLP 1004 Globe CD 1397/9
019 JRZSP-71181 RAININ' IN MY HEART  4-42811/ Domino DLP 1004 Globe CD 1397/9
1963 [soundtrack Summer Magic]  Hollywood, CA – Hayley Mills and Eddie Hodges
020 FLITTERIN‘  HMV POP 1179/Buena Vista STER 4025
021 BEAUTIFUL BEULAH  HMV POP 1179/ Buena Vista STER 4025
022 PINK OF PERFECTION Buena Vista STER 4025
023 BEAUTIFUL BEULAH (REPRISE) Buena Vista STER 4025
024 FLITTERIN‘ (REPRISE) Buena Vista STER 4025
3 January 1964 poss. Hollywood, CA – Eddie Hodges (orch. Cond by Nick Venet)
025 64-XY-394 JUST A KID IN LOVE MGM K 13219/ Domino DLP 1004 Globe CD 1397/9
026 64-XY-395 GO ON LOVIN‘  YOU unissued
027 64-XY-396 AVALANCHE K 13219 / Domino DLP 1004 Globe CD 1397/9
1965 unknown – Eddie Hodges (orch. Conducted by Gene Paige. Producer: David Nook)
028 6286 ACROSS THE STREET Aurora 150 / Domino DLP 1004 Globe CD 1397/9
029 6287 SHE DOESN’T LOVE ME Aurora 150/ Domino DLP 1004 Globe CD 1397/9
030 6387 NEW ORLEANS Aurora 153/ Domino DLP 1004 Globe CD 1397/9
031 6388 HARD TIMES FOR YOUNG LOVERS Aurora 153/ Domino DLP 1004 Globe CD 1397/9
1965 unknown – Eddie Hodges (orch. Conducted by Jack Nitzsche. Producer: David Nook)
032 6552 THE WATER IS OVER MY HEAD 156/ Domino DLP 1004 Globe CD 1397/9
033 6553 LOVE MINUS ZERO NO LIMIT 156 / Domino DLP 1004 Globe CD 1397/9
1966 unknown – Eddie Hodges (orch. Conducted by Jack Nitzsche. Producer: David Nook)
034 6849 HITCH HIKE Aurora 161
035 6850 THE OLD RAG MAN 161
1967 Hollywood, CA – Eddie Hodges
036 SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS Sunburst 773
037 IF LOVE COULD RULE THE WORLD Sunburst 773
Unknown info – Eddie Hodges
LET IT GO [LET’S GO GO*]  Domino DLP 1004 Globe CD 1397/9*


ALBUMS

Buena Vista STER-4025 Summer Magic: Overture; Railroad Rag; Hayley Mills and Eddie Hodges - Flitterin';  Hayley Mills and Eddie Hodges - Beautiful Beulah; Burl Ives - Ugly Bug Ball; Hayley Mills and Eddie Hodges - Pink of Perfection; Marilyn Hooven - Summer Magic;Hayley Mills and Eddie Hodges - Beautiful Beaulah (Reprise); Hayley Mills, Deborah Walley and Wendy Turner – Femininity; Hayley Mills and Eddie Hodges - Flitterin' (Reprise); Burl Ives - On the Front Porch; Finale - 63
Domino [EU] DLP 1004 I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door: I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door;  Raining In My Heart; Halfway;  Mugmates; Made To Love (Girls, Girls, Girls); Bandit Of My Dreams; Ain't Gonna Wash For A Week; I Make Believe It's You;  Just A Kid In Love; Avalanche; New Orleans; Don't Dance On Momma's Rag; High Hopes; Would You Come Back; Too Soon To Know; Across The Street; She Doesn't Love Me; Love Minus Zero; Hard Times For Young Lovers;The Water Is Over My Head; Let It Go – 8- (also on Teenager CD 604; US issue on Globe CD 1397/9 in  1993 with different track order)

SINGLES
Decca (1958-59)
9-30675 What Would It Be Like In Heaven? / That Funny Little Dog (Of Mine) – 07-58 (rev. Oct. 20)
9-30903 Don't Dance On Momma's Rug / High Hopes – 05-59
Cadence (1961-62)
1397  I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door / Ain't Gonna Wash For A Week – 05-61
1410  Bandit Of My Dreams / Mugmates – 12-61 (rev. Dec 18)
1421  Made To Love (Girls, Girls, Girls) / I Make Believe It’s You – 05-62
Barnaby B 536 I’m Gonna Knock On Your Door / Made To Love (Girls, Girls, Girls) – 75 (reissue, also on Eric 253, Collectables COL 4031)
(EP)
Cadence CLP 33-6 Eddie Hodges: I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door;  Mugmates;  I Make Believe It's You /  Bandit Of My Dreams; Made To Love;  Ain't Gonna Wash For A Week – 06-62
Columbia (1962-63)
4-42649  Secret / Seein' Is Believin' – 30-11-62
4-42697  Too Soon To Know / Would You Come Back? – 08-03-63
4-42811  Halfway / Rainin' In My Heart – 23-07-63
His Master’s Voice [UK] (1963)
POP 1179 Flitterin' / Beautiful Beulah – 63
MGM (1964)
K 13219 Just A Kid In Love / Avalanche – 02-64
Aurora (1965)
150 Across The Street / She Doesn’t Love Me – 03-65
153 New Orleans / Hard Times Ffor Young Lovers – 05-65
156 Love Minus Zero No Limit / The Water Is Over My head – 10-65
161 Hitch Hike / The Old Rag Man – 09-66
Sunburst (1967)
773 Shadows And Reflections / If Love Could Rule The World – 11-67