Saturday, May 14, 2016

Johnny Hicks



*19-05-1918 Kansas City, MO, +09-04-1997
3rd version
by Praguefrank, Michel Ruppli,  Dick Grant, David Mankelow, Mario Manciotti, Carl LaFong, Thieu Van De Vorst,Steve Hathaway
SESSIONS
March 1949 Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX  – Johnny Hicks (Johnny Hicks [vcl],  poss Leon Rhodes [ld gt], Buddy Griffin [rh gt], Jimmy Kelley [steel],Bobby Williamson [bass], Billy Jack Saucier [fiddle]. Producer: Jesse Erickson)
001 220 WHY BE AFRAID TO CRY Talent 737
002 221 unknown title – unissued
003 222 unknown title – unissued
004 223 MENDED ONE BROKEN HEART Talent 737 /Cattle LP 114 BACM CD D 059
CATTLE LP-114 JOHNNY HICKS STAR OF THE BIG “D” JAMBOREE (GER, 1988); BACM CD D-059 GOTTA GITTA GUITAR (UK, 2004)
25 March 1950  Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX – Johnny Hicks and The Troubadours (Johnny Hicks [vcl], Leon Rhodes [gt], Buddy Griffin  [rh gt], Jimmy Kelly [steel], Bobby Williamson [bass], Billy Jack Sacucier [fiddle])
005 CO 43037/ZLP 2678 CURB SERVICE Columbia 20690/Cattle LP-114 BACM CD D 059
006 CO 43038/ZLP 2679 I GOT A RING FOR HER FINGER 20716 2-701 /Cattle CCD-314
007 CO 43039/ZLP 2680 HONKY TONK HEART 20716 / Cattle CCD-314
008 CO 43040/ZLP 2681 I CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THAT AH-HA 20690/HL-9016 LP-114 BACM CD D 059
HARMONY HL 9016 CURRENT COUNTRY HITS NO. 3 (1950); CATTLE COMPACD CCD-314 THE GOLDEN AGE OF COUNTRY MUSIC – JOHNNY HICKS, NEAL BURRIS, BILLY BROWN AND OTHERS (GER, 2005)
15 June 1950 Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX – Johnny Hicks and The Troubadours (Johnny Hicks [vcl], Leon Rhodes [gt], Buddy Griffin  [rh gt], Jimmy Kelly [steel], Bobby Williamson [bass], Billy Jack Sacucier [fiddle])
009 HCO 4105 I NEED A GOOD WOMAN 20761 2-896
010 HCO 4106 HAMBURGER HOP 20737 2-762/LP-114 BACM CD D 059 Columbia CK 53940 PROPERBOX 75
011 HCO 4107 HEART AFTER HEART 20737 2-762/LP-114 BACM CD D 059
012 HCO 4108 MENDED - ONE BROKEN HEART 20743 2-787/LP-114
COLUMBIA CK 53940 HILLBILLY BOOGIE (1994); PROPER PROPERBOX 75 SWINGING HOLLYWOOD HILLBILLY COUNTRY (UK, 2004, 4 CD BOX)
4 August 1950 Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX - Johnny Hicks and The Troubadours (Johnny Hicks [vcl], Leon Rhodes [gt], Buddy Griffin  [rh gt], Jimmy Kelly [steel], Bobby Williamson [bass], Billy Jack Sacucier [fiddle])
013 HCO 4205 I THOUGHT I WAS HOME TO STAY 20743 2-787/LP-114
014 HCO 4206 BUTANE BLUES 20761 2-896/LP-114
18 January 1951 Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX – Johnny Hicks,*and His Country Hicks
015 CO 45048 SO LONG, IT'S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YUH 4-20791/BACM CD D 059
016 CO 45049 ALL MY LIFE (MY LOVE GOES WITH YOU) 4-20791/LP-114 BACM CD D 059
017 CO 45050 GET YOUR KICKS (FROM THE COUNTRY HICKS)* 4-20826/BACM CD D 059 Columbia CK 53940 PROPERBOX 103
PROPER PROPERBOX 103 BOPPIN' HILLBILLY RED HOT ROCKABILLY (UK, 2006, 4 CD BOX)
26 April 1951 Sellers Co. Studio, Co. 2102 Jackson St., Dallas, TX -Johnny Hicks and The Troubadours
018 CO 45792 THE SWEETHEART WALTZ 4-20859(a)/BACM CD D 059
019 CO 45793 DO YA, DON’T YA, WILL YA, WON’T YA 4-20859(b)
020 CO 45794 CROSSROADS 4-20826/BACM CD D 059
021 CO 45857 GOTTA GITTA GUITAR 4-20859/LP-114 BACM CD D 059
22 December 1951 Sellers Co. Studio, Co. 2102 Jackson St., Dallas, TX  – Johnny Hicks and The Troubadours  (Johnny Hicks [vcl], Marvin Montgomery [gt/banjo], Lefty Perkins [el gt], Paul Blunt [steel/piano], Kde Kidwell [bass], Warren Chase [drums], Carroll Hubbard [fiddle], WillyBriggs [sax])
022 CO 47558 ARE YOU SORRY? (THAT YOU LOVE ME) 4-20900 / Cattle CCD-314
023 CO 47559/ZSP 9063 THE MAN ON THE CORNER 4-20975/LP-114 BACM CD D 059
024 CO 47560 RAINY NIGHT BLUES 4-20900/BACM CD D 059
20 April 1952 Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX - Johnny Hicks
025 CO 47884 TAKE MY HAND 4-20990/BACM CD D 059
026 CO 47885 BRUSH THE DUST OFF YOUR BIBLE 4-20990/ Cattle CCD-314
027 CO 47886/ZSP 9686 HO DE REE DEE AH 4-20954/BACM CD D 059
028 CO 47887/ZSP 9687 AN ANGEL IN DISGUISE 4-20954/LP-114
8 June 1952 Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX - Johnny Hicks
029 CO 47597/ZSP 9993 MY NEXT GAL 4-20975/BACM CD D 059
25 November 1952 Sellers Co. Studio, Co. 2102 Jackson St., Dallas, TX – Johnny Hicks with The Country Gentlemen (Johnny Hicks [vcl], Marvin Montgomery [gt/banjo], Lefty Perkins [el gt], Paul Blunt [steel/piano], Kde Kidwell [bass], Warren Chase [drums], Carroll Hubbard [fiddle], WillyBriggs [sax])
030 CO 48484/ZSP-12800 I CARE NO MORE 4-21098/LP-114
031 CO 48485/ZSP 12801 PICK UP BLUES 4-21064/Jasmine JASMCD 3562
032 CO 48486/ZSP 12802 NO WILD SIDE OF LIFE 4-21064/LP-114 BACM CD D 059
JASMINE JASMCD-3562 HILLBILLY BOP VOL. 2 1951-1953 (UK, 2005)
29 January 1953 poss. Sellers Co. Studio, Co. 2102 Jackson St., Dallas, TX - Johnny Hicks with The Country Gentlemen (Johnny Hicks [vcl], Marvin Montgomery [gt/banjo], Lefty Perkins [el gt], Paul Blunt [steel/piano], Kde Kidwell [bass], Warren Chase [drums], Carroll Hubbard [fiddle], WillyBriggs [sax])
033 CO 48940 A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND 4-21098/BACM CD D 059
5 May 1953 Sellers Co. Studio, Co. 2102 Jackson St., Dallas, TX - Johnny Hicks  (Johnny Hicks [vcl], Marvin Montgomery [gt/banjo], Lefty Perkins [el gt], Paul Blunt [steel/piano], Kde Kidwell [bass], Warren Chase [drums], Carroll Hubbard [fiddle], WillyBriggs [sax])
034 CO 49303/ZSP 14261 I SWEAR 4-21135/LP-114
035 CO 49304/ZSP 14262  TOO LATE TO 4-21135
25 September 1953 Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX - Johnny Hicks and The Country Gentlemen  (Johnny Hicks [vcl], Marvin Montgomery [gt/banjo], Lefty Perkins [el gt], Paul Blunt [steel/piano], Kde Kidwell [bass], Warren Chase [drums], Carroll Hubbard [fiddle], WillyBriggs [sax], The Country Cjoir [bck vcl])
036 CO 49884/JB 78?/ZSP 30053 YOU ALL COME 4.21177 / Cattle CCD-314
037 CO 49985/JB 79?/ZSP 30054 SIPPIN‘ CIDER 4-21177 / Cattle CCD-314
19 October 1953 Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX - Country Choir (arr. by Johnny Hicks. 18 male+female vocalists)
C01 CO 50333 WHO AT MY DOOR IS STANDING?   4-21193
C02 CO 50334 GOD BE WITH YOU  4-21235
C03 CO 50335 ROCK OF AGES  4-21235
C04 CO 50336 NOW THE DAY IS OVER  4-21193
9 March 1954 Sellers Co. Studio, Co. 2102 Jackson St., Dallas, TX  - Johnny Hicks And The Country Genrlemen (Johnny Hicks [vcl], Marvin Montgomery [gt/banjo], Lefty Perkins [el gt], Paul Blunt [steel/piano], Kde Kidwell [bass], Warren Chase [drums], Carroll Hubbard [fiddle], WillyBriggs [sax])
037 CO 51055/ZSP 31369 NUEVO LAREDO 4-21240/LP-114
038 CO 51056/ZSP 31370 HEY NOW, HONEY 4-21240/LP-114
CO 51054, 51057 possibly unissued tracks from this session;
Ca Summer 1959 Dallas, TX – Johnny Hicks as Big Shorty and The Pile Drivers [-1]/as The Creeps [-2] (+ Ronnie Dawson  [gt] + unknown musicians)
P01 K8OW-8093 TEEN-AGE WIDDER Ginchee 1002
P02 K8OW-8094 THE WHIP Ginchee 1002
P03 K8OW-8095 HOLY MACK-REL Ginchee 1001
P04 K8OW-8096 THE GUY THAT LOOKS LIKE ME Ginchee 1001
Unknown details Dallas, TX – Johnny Hicks
THE BALLAD OF CANDY BARR ?



ALBUMS
Cattle [GER] LP-114 Johnny Hicks Star Of The Big "D" Jamboree
: Hamburger Hop; Heart After Heart; Hey Now Honey; Nueva Laredo; I Care No More; Curb Service; All My Life (My Love Goes With You); I Can't Get Enough Of That Ah-Ha; - No Wild Side Of Life; I thought I Was Home To Stay; Mended, One Broken Heart; Butane Blues; The Man On The Corner; An Angel In Disguise; Gotta Gitta Guitar; I Swear - 88
BACM [UK] CD D 059 Gotta Gitta Guitar: Ho De Ree Dee Ah; All My Life My Love Goes With You; A Good Man Is Hard To Find; Rainy Night Blues;So Long It’s Been Good To Know Yuh; Crossroads;Get Your Kicks From The Country Hicks; Sweetheart’s Waltz; ;Gotta Gitta Gittar; Man On The Corner; My Next Gal; Take My Hand; No Wild Side Of Life; I Can’t Get Enough Of That Ah Ha; Curb Service; Hamburger Hop; Heart After Heart; Mended One Broken Heart; I Thought I Was Home To Stay; Pick-up Blues; Too Late To; I Swear - 04

SINGLES
Talent (1949)
737 Why Be Afraid To Cry / Mended One Broken Heart – 05-49 (rev. June 4)
Columbia (1950-54)
20690/2-614 Curb Service / I Can't Get Enough Of That Ah-Ha – 25-04-50 (adv. May 6)
20716/2-701 I Got A Ring For Her Finger / Honky Tonk Heart – 18-07-50 (adv. July 29)
20737/2-762 Hamburger Hop / Heart After Heart – 29-08-50 (adv. Sept. 9)
20743/2-787 I Thought I Was Home To Stay / Mended - One Broken Hear – 05-09-50 (adv. Sept. 8)
20761/2-896 I Need A Good Woman / Butane Blues – 14-11-50 (rev. Nov. 25)
4-20791 All My Life (My Love Goes With You) / So Long (It’s Been Good To Know Yuh)– 27-02-51 (rev. March 10)
4-20826 Get Your Kicks (From The Country Hicks) / Crossroads – 05-06-51 (rev. June 16)
4-20859 Gotta Gitta Gittar / The Sweetheart Waltz – 15-09-51
4-20859 Gotta Gitta Gittar / Do Ya, Don’t Ya, Will Ya, Won’t Ya – 25-09-51(rev. Oct. 13)
4-20900 Are You Sorry (That You Love Me) / Rainy Night Blues – 12-02-52 (rev. Feb. 23)
4-20954 Ho De Ree Dee Ah / An Angel In Disguise – 03-06-52
4-20975 The Man On The Corner / My Next Gal – 29-07-52 (rev. Aug. 1)
4-20990-s Brush The Dust Off Your Bible / Take My Hand – 05-08-52 (rev. Aug. 9)
4-21064 No Wild Side Of Life / Pick Up Blues – 27-01-53 (rev. Feb. 7)
4-21098 I Care No More / A Good Man Is Hard To Find – 14-04-53 (adv. Apr. 25)
4-21135 I Swear / Too Late – 30-06-53 (adv. July 11)
4-21177 Sippin' Cider / You All Come – 20-10-53
4-21193 Who At My Door Is Standing? / Now The Day Is Over – 11-53 Country Choir
4-21235 God Be With You /  Rock Of Ages – 20-04-54 Country Choir
4-21240 Hey Now, Honey / Nuevo Laredo – 04-54
Ginchee
1001 Holy Mackerel / The Guy That Looks Like Me  - 59 as Big Shorty
1002 The Whip / Teenage Widder – 59 as The Creeps
?
? The ballad of Candy Barr / ?

Christian Kane



by Praguefrank

SESSIONS
2010 Aimeeland Studio, Nashville, TN/Anarchy Studios, Nashville, TN/Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN/House Of Blues Studios, Nashville, TN/Kung Fu Bakery, Portland, OR/ Modernist Movement Studios, Hermitage, TN/The Art House, Bellevue, TN/The Tin Ear, Nashville, TN – Christian Kane (Producer: Bob Ezrin, Jimmie Lee Sloas)
001 THE HOUSE RULES  Bigger Picture 525573   
002 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  Bigger Picture 525573   
003 THINKING OF YOU  Bigger Picture 525573   
004 WHISKEY IN MIND  Bigger Picture 525573   
005 LET’S TAKE A DRIVE  Bigger Picture 525573   
006 CALLIN’ ALL COUNTRY WOMEN  Bigger Picture 525573     
007 AMERICAN MADE  Bigger Picture 525573     
008 LET ME GO  Bigger Picture 525573  
009 SEVEN DAYS  Bigger Picture 525573   
010 MAKING CIRCLES  Bigger Picture 525573   
011 FAST CAR 
012 DIFFERENT KIND OF KNIGHT  mp3

ALBUMS
Bigger Picture 525573 The House Rules:  The House Rules;  Something’s Gotta Give;  Thinking Of You;  Whiskey In Mind;  Let’s Take A Drive;  Callin’ All Country Women;   American Made;  Let Me Go;  Seven Days;  Making Circles;  Fast Car – 07-12-10 (also as digital deluxe edition with bonus tracks:  Different Kind of Knight; The House Rules (Music Video))

EPs
Bigger Picture ? Christian Kane: House Rules; Whiskey in Mind;  Let Me Go; Making Circles;  American Made – 06-10

Gena Roberts (Hamilton)



By Praguefrank, Michal Gololobov

SESSIONS
2010 unknown – Gena Roberts
001 SHUFFLE BACK TO ME
002 IF THIS AIN'T A HEARTACHE
003 YOU TAUGHT ME ALL I KNOW
004 NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE
005 IT'S YOUR LOVE
006 THE PEN
007 PRETTY TEARS
008 YOU ARE MY RAINBOW
009 WHEN HE DOES ME RIGHT
010 HOLD ME IN YOUR ARMS
tracks above issued on album Shuffle Back To Me
2013 unknown – Gena Roberts Hamilton  (Gena R oberts Hamilton [vcl], Chip Bricker/  Junior Knight [ld gt/steel/dobro], Tommy Vaughan [upright bass],Paul Holder [drums / percussion], Reggie Ruefer [fiddle], David Patillo, The Hendrix Trio , Relentless, and Jasmine [bck vcl]
011 COME AND DINE
012 HIGHER GROUND
013 ARE YOU WASHED IN THE BLOOD
014 DON'T TAKE HIS JOB AWAY
015 WE SHALL SEE THE KING
016 OLD RUGGED CROSS
017 IN THE GARDEN
018 GOOD GOD
019 JESUS USE ME
020 WHEN WE ALL GET TO HEAVEN
021 TEN THOUSAND ANGELS CRIED AGAIN
022 TROPHIES OF HIS GRACE
Tracks above issued on album Trophies Of His Grace
2014 unknown – Gena Roberts Hamilton  
023 JUST BECAUSE I ASKED YOU
024 CITY OF GOLD
025 HAD IT NOT BEEN
026 JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE
027 I FOUND IT ALL IN THE CROSS
028 TELL MY FRIENDS
029 WHAT A GIFT
030 AMAZING GRACE WAS JUST A SONG
031 WHEN HE WAS ON THE CROSS
032 HOW GREAT THOU ART
Tracks above issued on album Because I Asked You
2015 unknown – Gena Roberts Hamilton  
033 HOW LONG?
034 RUN AWAY LITTLE TEARS
035 INVITATION TO THE BLUES
036 I NEVER ONCE STOPPED LOVING YOU
037 NOBODY BUT A FOOL (WOULD LOVE YOU)
038 HEARTS LIKE OURS
039 WHERE IS MY CASTLE?
040 THEN AND ONLY THEN
041 TINY BLUE TRANSISTOR RADIO
042 ONCE A DAY
Tracks above issued on album Gena Roberts Hamilton Sings A Tribute To Connie Smith
2015 unknown – Gena Roberts Hamilton
043 OH HOLY NIGHT  


ALBUMS

Terajay Entertainment ? (UPC884502957679) Shuffle Back To Me: Shuffle Back To Me; If This Ain't a Heartache; You Taught Me All I Know; Nothing Left To Lose; It's Your Love; The Pen; Pretty Tears; You Are My Rainbow; When He Does Me Right; Hold Me In Your Arms – 01-12-10
Gena Roberts Hamilton ? (888174305370) Trophies Of His Grace: Come and Dine; Higher Ground;  Are You Washed in the Blood;  Don't Take His Job Away;  We Shall See the King;  Old Rugged Cross;  In the Garden;  Good God;  Jesus Use Me;  When We All Get to Heaven;  Ten Thousand Angels Cried Again;  Trophies of His Grace - 15-12-13
Gena Roberts Hamilton no # Because I Asked You:  Just Because I Asked You;  City Of Gold;  Had It Not Been;  Just A Closew Walk With Thee;  I Found It All In The Cross; Tell My Friends;  What A Gift;  Amazing Grace Was Just A Song;  When He Was On The Cross; How Great Thou Art – 14
Gena Roberts Hamilton ? Gena Roberts Hamilton Sings A Tribute To Connie Smith:  How Long?; Run Away Little Tears; Invitation To The Blues;  I Never Once Stopped Loving You; Nobody But A Fool (Would Love You);  Hearts Like Ours;  Where Is My Castle?; Then And Only Then; Tiny Blue Transistor Radio;  Once A Day - 15