Sunday, April 8, 2018

Shade Blair


*Post, TX
By Praguefrank
SESSIONS
2004 Austin, TX – Shad Blair
001 DO WHAT I DO
002 FOREVER FADES TO BLUE
003 MY OWN KIND OF MAN
004 FREE BLUES
005 ROLL ON
006 SONG FOR SPEEDY
007 CROWDS
008 HOLD MY OWN
009 ROB'S BLUES
010 WHERE I COME FROM
Tracks above issued on album Red Fall
2008 Austin, TX – Shad Blair (Shad Blair [vcl], Carter Arrington [gt], Mitch Watkins [gt], John Fremgen [bass], Brannen Temple [drums], Danny levin [fiddle], Red Young [Hammond B3 organ]. Poducer: Mark Sariski)
011 LIGHTS ON BROADWAY
012 MAN IN THE MIRROR
013 LITTLE MISS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
014 UPTOWN LIVING
015 THE JUDGE
016 SARAH'S LEAVING
017 SUNDAY BLUES
018 PRISONER OF WAR
019 FALLING DOWN
020 CHAIN GANG
021 WALK THE STREETS
022 LETTER TO JESUS
Tracks above issued on album Sunday Blues
2015 Ramble Creek Studio, Austin, TX – Shad Blair (Shad Blair [vcl], Geoff Queen [gt/ steel/ mandolin/ dobro], Travis Brink [banjo/hmny vcl], Nate Rowe [bass], Brannen Temple [drums], Red Young [keyboards])
023 COUNTRY BOY
024 MOVE ON TO TOMORROW
025 LET OUR FREEDOM RING
026 ME AND MY BROTHERS
027 THE TRUCKER
028 WORK AGAIN
029 FT WORTH
030 THE BARTENDER
031 DOWN AT THE BAR
032 SAME TRAIN DIFFERENT TRACK
Tracks above issued on album Sawdust

ALBUMS
Shad Blair ? Red Fall: Do What I Do; Forever Fades to Blue; My Own Kind of Man; Free Blues; Roll On; Song for Speedy; Crowds; Hold My Own; Rob's Blues; Where I Come From - 04
Shad Blair ? Sunday Blues: Lights On Broadway; Man In the Mirror; Little Miss Too Good to Be True; Uptown Living; The Judge; Sarah's Leaving; Sunday Blues; Prisoner of War; Falling Down; Chain Gang; Walk the Streets; Letter to Jesus – 16-09-08
Shad Blair ? Sawdust: Country Boy; Move on to Tomorrow; Let Our Freedom Ring; Me and My Brothers; The Trucker; Work Again; Ft Worth; The Bartender; Down at the Bar; Same Train Different Track – 07-05-16



Doug Figgs


*New Mexico
2nd version
By Praguefrank
SESSIONS
2014 unknown, NM – Doug Figgs
001 LIFE OF AN OUTLAW
002 CHARLIE AND EVANGELINE
003 A GOOD DAY
004 JENNY ON MY MIND
005 SOCIOS
006 ONE MORE THING
007 SHE'S GONE
008 I DON'T WANT TO
009 WAGON WHEEL
010 RIDING THE PENS
011 THERE'S NOTHING WRONG...
012 RUNNING WITH THE WIND
013 THE COWBOY WAY
014 FIND YOURSELF A COWGIRL
Tracks above issued on album Partners
2015 unknown, NM – Doug Figgs (Doug Figgs ]vcl],  Mariam Funke [gt/dobro/ bass/ drums/ percussion/accordion], Jim Jones [mandolin]. Producer: Mariam Funk)
015 OLD NEW MEXICO MOON
016 SITTIN’ HERE WITH YOU
017 WILD HORSES
018 VIENTO DEL SUR
019 A COWBOY LIKE ME
020 IT DON’T MATTER NOW
021 THOSE OLD DAYS
022 BEIN’ A COWBOY
023 PLAY IT FOR ME
024 DO YOU BELIEVE IN ANGELS
025 CAN’T YOU SEE
026 EVERYTHING THAT’S BEAUTIFUL
027 CHRISTMAS FOR A COWBOY
Tracks above issued on album A Cowboy Like Me
2017 unknown, NM – Doug Figgs [1] and Mikki Daniel [2] (Producer: Mariam Funke)
000 BIG IRON [2]
028 IN IT FOR THE RIDE [1]
000 ONE MORE RIDE [2];
029 THINKING OF YOU [1,2]
030 ALCHESAY [1]
031 MEDINA MULES [1]
032 CHASIN' THE SUN [1]
000 MAJESTY'S SONG [2]
033 EVER SINCE THE RAIN [1,2]
000 SADDLE UP AND RIDE [2]
034 VIEJO AMIGO [1]
000 TEXAS PLAINS [2]
035 THE COLOR OF MY LOVE [1]
036 YOU DON'T KNOW ME [1,2]
Tracks above issued on album Thinkin Of You


ALBUMS
Doug Figgs ? (UPC888295131148) Partners: Life of an Outlaw; Charlie and Evangeline; A Good Day; Jenny On My Mind; Socios; One More Thing; She's Gone; I Don't Want To; Wagon Wheel; Riding the Pens; There's Nothing Wrong...; Running With the Wind; The Cowboy Way; Find Yourself a Cowgirl - 22-07-14
Doug Figgs ? (UPC888295391757) A Cowboy Like Me: Old New Mexico Moon;  Sittin’ Here With You; Wild Horses;  Viento Del Sur;  A Cowboy Like Me;  It Don’t Matter Now;  Those Old Days;  Bein’ A Cowboy;  Play It For Me;  Do You Believe In Angels;  Can’t You See;  Everything That’s Beautiful;  Christmas For A Cowboy  – 15-02-16
Doug Figgs-Mikki Daniel ? (UPC888395677127) Thinkin of You:  Big Iron [2]; In It for the Ride [1]; One More Ride [2]; ...thinking of You [1,2], Alchesay [1]; Medina Mules [1]; Chasin' the Sun [1]; Majesty's Song [2]; Ever Since the Rain [1,2]; Saddle up and Ride [2]; Viejo Amigo [1]; Texas Plains [2]; The Color of My Love [1]; You Don't Know Me [1,2] – 26-12-17 Doug Figgs [1], Mikki Daniel [2]


Al Hooper


*Back Bay, NB
By Praguefrank
SESSIONS 
There is not enough info for creating sessionography

ALBUMS only albums with credit to Al Hooper listed. The Blue Diamonds recorded more than 30 albums
Paragon [CAN] ALS 140 Blue River Train: Blue River Train; O Lonesome Me; I'll Write You Mom; Li'l Ol' Wine Drinker Me; Crazy Arms; Midnight Train; My Nova Scotia Home; Hey Girl; Sing Me Back Home; Branded Man – 66?  w. The Blue Diamond
Paragon [CAN] ALS 155 Gentle On My Mind: Twenty One Years In This Prison; The Flowers Have All Died; Green Green Grass Of Home; New Brunswick By The Sea; Almost Persuaded; Gentle On My Mind; Folsom Prison Blues; A Bartender's Prayer; The Wants Of A Man; Cold Cold Heart; The Apartment – 67
Paragon [CAN] ALS 176 N.B. To T.O.:  N.B. To T.O.; Swingin' Doors; Divorce No. 2; Jackson; I'll Write You Mom; Fraulein; Big City; My Elusive Dream; Baby Pretty Baby; Love Em In The Evening; My Shoes Keep Walking; I Washed My Face - 68
Paragon [CAN] ALS 205 Try A Little Kindness: Try A Little Kindness; Thirty Days, Thirty Dollars; Reason To Believe; In The Jailhouse Now; One Has My Name; Di Di-Dee Di; Ruben James; Too Many Tears On Your Pillow; Six Days On The Road; Four Walls; Not My Kind Of People; Ballad Of The Angry Sea – 69  w. Blue Diamonds
Paragon [CAN] ALS 258 Sunday Morning's Coming Down: Morning Blues; Anybody Goin' To San Antone; Sunday Morning's Coming Down; So Afraid Of Losing You Again; Mr. Rain; Don't It Make You Wana Go Home; Me & Bobby Magee; Washington, D.C.; Waitin' For My Hangin'; The Call; Hello Dad; Delilah – 70
Paragon [CAN] ALS 319 Waiting For My Hanging: Waiting For My Hanging; Anybody Going To San Antone; So Afraid Of Losing You Again; Hello Dad; The Call; Reuben James; Too Many Tears On Your Pillow; In The Jailhouse; One Has My Name; Six Days On The Road – 70
Dominion [CAN] LPS 21023 Play Me A Sad Song: Play Me A Sad Song; Hey Girl!; Snowbird; Put Your Hand In The Hand; To Save Humanity; Niagara Calls; Salute To The Maritimes; Hey Uncle Tom; For The Good Times; Toronto With Milk And Honey; Commercial Affection; Help Me Make It Through The Night -  71 w. Blue Diamonds and Laurie Bower Singers
Dominion [CAN] LPS 93514 14 Big Country Hits:  Daddy Picked A Guitar; All The Things I Took For Granted; My Hang Up Is You; Funny Face; Never Ending Love; I'm Just Me; Hello Darlin'; Mister Me, Misses You; Grandma's Country Kitchen; Today I Started Loving You Again; It's Gonna Take A Little Bit Longer; Borrowed Angel; Aunt Martha's Sheep; Kiss An Angel Good Morning - 73
Al Hooper [CAN] LMP 9302 Whiskey Bent And Crazy:  Whiskey Bent And Crazy; I Like To Boogie Woogie; Girl; Honky Tonk Women And Blue Faded Jeans; You Wore White And I Wore Blue; There She Goes Once More; When Will I Be Set Free; Your Like An Angel To Me; She'll Never Know; Hey Bartender; Getting Hooked On You; Kelly; What You Reap Is What You Sow; Paying For The Wrong You Have Done; Will Your Love Be There – 94 w. Ray McGraw (also on TWA TWA 01)
TWA [CAN] SEA 055 My Favorite Love Songs: If I Love You; Don't You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me); Waltz Across Texas; Crazy; I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry; Til Each Tear You Cry Becomes A Rose; He Stopped Loving Her Today;  Don't Close Your Eyes; Crying Time Again; The Things I Took For Granted; I Really Don't Want To Know; Together Again; Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain; Have I Told You Lately; Picture Of Me Without You; Tennessee Waltz; My Happiness; She Thinks I Still Care; I Fall To Pieces; Working Man Blues; Easy Loving; There Goes My Everything; Good Hearted Woman; Beautiful New Brunswick – 02 w. Brenda Hooper
TWA [CAN] TWA 056 Just Make It Right With Jesus: Just Make It Right With Jesus; Will The Circle Be Unbroken; This Little Light Of Mine; In The Garden; Somebody Touched Me; Mansion Over The Hilltop; I'll Fly Away; Amazing Grace; Life's Railroad To Heaven; Just A Closer Walk With Thee; I'll Write You Mom; I Saw The Light; How Great Thou Art; Where Could I Go; Keep On The Sunny Side; Supper Time; I'm Using My Bible For A Road Map; Why Me Lord; Wings Of A Dove; Hello Dad – 02 w. Brenda Hooper
TWA [CAN] TWA 068 I Must Be A Baby Boomer:   Meet The Latest Member (Of Hiram Walker's Canadian Club); Baby You Ain't Done Much Better; Here I Go Making Believe Again; I Must Be A Baby Boomer; Danny Boy; Five Foot Two; Old Flames (Can't Hold A Candle To You); Working Man I Am; I Wouldn't Take A Million Dollars (For A Single Maple Leaf); Mr. Bojangles; Look At Us; Song For The Mira; Always Be The Best Of Friends; Daisy A Day; Old Dogs and Children; Farmer's Song; I Can't Stop Loving You; Let Me Call You Sweetheart; Till We Meet Again; Beautiful New Brunswick Song – 02 w. Brenda Hooper
TWA [CAN] TWA 073 In Our Senior Years:  Every Time My Head Comes Up (Someone Tries To Push It Down); In Our Senior Years; Memories Of Old Saint John; Dream With Me My Little Darlin'; Our Love Will Find A Way; I'm Going To Hang Up The Phone; Paper Heart; Ole Slew-Foot; Just A Little Each Day; One Day At A Time; Anniversary Waltz; Memories Of Mom And Dad; You Don't Have Very Far To Go; Old Time Gospel Medley; At The Drop Of A Hat; Head Over Heels In Love With You; The Rose; I Can't Stop Loving You – 01-05 w. Brenda Hooper
TWA [CAN]  ED 0914 Pride Of New Brunswick/ The Best Of Al And Brenda Hooper: Old Flames (Can't Hold A Candle To You); Tennessee Waltz; Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain; One Day At A Time; Till Each Tear You Cry Becomes A Rose; Five Foot Two; Baby You Ain't Done Much Better Than Me; Amazing Grace; Waltz Across Texas; Don't The Girls All Get Prettier; In Our Senior Years; Old Time Gospel Medley; Our Love Will Find A Way; Beautiful New Brunswick; Boot Scootin' Boogie; I'm Going To Hang Up The Phone; Achy Breaky Heart; Have I Told You Lately That I Love You; At The Drop Of A Hat; How Great Thou Art; Look At Us – 09 w. Brenda Hooper (sampler)
TWA [CAN] ED 0917 Country Memories:  Am I Losing You; Silver Wings; Could I Have This Dance; Old Country; Here I Go Making Believe Again; God On The Mountain; Chiseled In Stone; Make The World Go Away; Take These Chains From My Heart; For The Good Times; You Raise Me Up; Born To Lose; Just A Little Each Day; You Win Again; Bridge Over Troubled Waters; When He Reached Down His Hand For Me; Today I Started Loving You Again; If I Love You – 09 w. Brenda Hooper
TWA [CAN] SEA 089* Old Country Church: Old Country Church; If That Isn't Love; I Saw The Light; In Times Like These; You're My Best Friend; God On The Mountain; One Day At A Time; You Raise Me Up; Gospel Medley; I'll Write You Mom; Mansion Over The Hilltop; Amazing Grace; In Our Senior Years; Bartenders Prayer; When He Reached Down His Hand For Me; Just Make It Right With Jesus – 09 w. Brenda Hooper (*on container wrongly SEA 090)
TWA [CAN] ? 35 Years Of Al Hooper: Working Man Blues; Whiskey Bent And Crazy; Snowbird; Good Hearted Woman; Hey Girl; I'll Write You Mom; Grandma's Country Kitchen; My Hang Up Is You; So Afraid Of Losing You Again; You're Like An Angel To Me; Hello Dad; Today I Started Loving You Again; Daddy Picked Guitar; Love Me Tender; Gentle On My Mind; Beautiful New Brunswick; Commercial Affection; For The Good Times; Bartender's Prayer; Put Your Hand In The Hand; Borrowed Angel – 10
TWA [CAN] ? Look At Us: Meet The Latest Member (Hiram Walker Canadian Club); Baby You Ain't Done Much Better; Here I Go Making Believe Again; I Must Be A Baby Boomer; Danny Boy; Five Foot Two; Old Flames; Working Man I Am; I Wouldn't Take A Million Dollars; Mr. Bojangles; Look At Us; Song For the Mira; Always Be the Best of Friends; Daisy A Day; Old Dogs And Children; Farmers Song; I Can't Stop Loving You; Let Me Call You Sweetheart; Till We Meet Again – 14-07-10 w. Brenda Hooper
TWA [CAN] SEA 090 50 Years Of Country Music:  Looking For A Place To Fall Apart; I'd Be A Legend In My Time; Digging Up Bones; Welcome To My World; Let's Do It; Here I Am Holding Up The Wall; That's The Way Things Looked In '56; Farewell Party; It Keeps Right On A Hurtin'; Come On Down; Reason To Believe; I Saw The Light; You're My Best Friend; A Woman Like You; Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On; The House Of The Rising Sun; I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You); Borrowed Angel; Lucille; Please Release Me; Take Back America Again – 11

List is very probably incomplete


SINGLES
Paragon [CAN]
PA 1019 Too Many Tears / Thirty Days – 70
PA 1036 Hello Dad / Washington, D.C. - 71
Dominion [CAN]
158 Toronto With Milk And Honey / To Save Humanity – 72
Columbia [CAN]
C4-3101 If I Love You / Come On And Love Me  - 72 Blue Diemonds featuring Al Hooper

Vern And Ray


Vern = Vern Williams, *09-12-1930 Newton County, AR
Ray = Ray Park

2nd version
by Praguefrank, Thieu Van De Vorst, Uwe Hollihn
SESSIONS
19 March 1961 Stockton, CA - Vern And Ray (Vern Williams [vcl/mandolin], Ray Park [vcl/fiddle], Clyde Williamson [gt], Luther Riley [banjo], Bill Carter [el bass])
001 ST-4793? CABIN ON A MOUNTAIN SEP-175
002 ST-4794? CARROLL COUNTY BREAKDOWN SEP-175
003 ST-4795? BLUE GRASS STYLE  SEP-175
004 ST-4796? THINKING OF HOME  SEP-175
1965 [live]  San Francisco, CA – Vern And Ray (Vern Williams [vcl/mandolin], Ray Park [vcl/fiddle])
00401 T FOR TEXAS
00402 SALLY MAE
00403 LITTLE BROWN CHURCH
00404 SLOW
00405 UNKOWN FIDDLE MUSIC
00406 BLACK HOT WALTZ
00407 LAST OLD SHOVEL
00408 MOTHER'S ONLY SLEEPING
00409 START TO TREAT YOUR MAN BETTER
00410 PICK ME UP ON YOUR WAY DOWN
00411 PINY RIVER
00412 RUBY
00413 THE PRISONERS
00414 PRISONER'S SONG
00415 STARLIGHT WALTZ
00416 THE LITTLE BROWN SHACK
00417 WHOLE HONEY WHOLE
00418 I WISH I HAD SOMEONE TO LOVE ME
00419 LITTLE GEORGIA ROSE
00420 PIKE COUNTY BREAKDOWN
Tracks above issued on album Vern And Ray Live In San Francisco 1965
26 April 1968 [live-San Francisco State Folk Festival] San Francisco State College, San Francisco, CA – Vern And Ray (Vern Williams [vcl/mandolin], Ray Park [vcl/fiddle], Herb Pedersen [vck/banjo])
00421 BAND INTRO  Arhoolie ARH-CD-524 
00422 20 SECOND RAG  Arhoolie ARH-CD-524 
00423 HOW MANY TIMES  Arhoolie ARH-CD-524 
00424 MULESKINNER BLUES (BLUE YODEL NO. 8)  Arhoolie ARH-CD-524
00425 SWEET FERN  Arhoolie ARH-CD-524
00426 INTRO  Arhoolie ARH-CD-524
00427 THE LEATHER BRITCHES  Arhoolie ARH-CD-524 
00428 I WONDER WHERE YOU ARE TONIGHT  Arhoolie ARH-CD-524 
00429 LITTLE GEORGIA ROSE  Arhoolie ARH-CD-524 
00430 THE BUCKIN' MULE  Arhoolie ARH-CD-524  
00431 THE BOTTLE LET ME DOWN  Arhoolie ARH-CD-524 
00432 ODE TO THE LITTLE BROWN SHACK  Arhoolie ARH-CD-524 
00433 POOR ELLEN SMITH  Arhoolie ARH-CD-524
00434 HARD TIMES  Arhoolie ARH-CD-524
00435 THE TOUCH OF GOD'S HAND  Arhoolie ARH-CD-524
00436 ON MY MIND  Arhoolie ARH-CD-524
00437 ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL  Arhoolie ARH-CD-524
26 April 1970 [demo session] unknown – Vern and Ray (Ray Park [ld vcl/gt],  Vern Williams [tnr vcl/ mandolin],  Rick Shubb [banjo], Markie Shubb [bass])
00438 WHAT WOULD OU GIVE
00439 GOLD RUSH
00440 I’LL FLY AWAY
00441 PRETTY POLLY
1974 Skunk Valley Productions, 221 Leslie, Lansing, MI – Vern And Ray (Vern Williams [vcl/mandolin], Ray Park [vcl/gt/fiddle], Rick Shubb [banjo], Herb Pedersen [banjo/tnr vcl],  Markie Shubb / Howard Courtney [bass]. Producer Jim Hall)
005 OLD DICK POTTER Old Homestead OHW 10001 
006 HOW MANY TIMES Old Homestead OHW 10001  
007 PRISONER'S SONG Old Homestead OHW 10001 
008 HAPPY I'LL BE Old Homestead OHW 10001 
009 FLYING CLOUD Old Homestead OHW 10001 
010 LITTLE BIRDIE Old Homestead OHW 10001
011 MONTANA COWBOY Old Homestead OHW 10001
012 TOUCH OF GOD'S HAND Old Homestead OHW 10001
013 PANHANDLE RAG Old Homestead OHW 10001 
014 LAST OLD SHOVEL Old Homestead OHW 10001 
015 TO HELL WITH THE LAND Old Homestead OHW 10001 
016 TWENTY SECOND RAG Old Homestead OHW 10001 


ALBUMS
Old Homestead West OHW 10001-V Sounds From The Ozarks: Old Dick Potter;  How Many Times;  Prisoner's Song; Happy I'll Be; Flying Cloud; Little Birdie; Montana Cowboy;  Touch Of God's Hand; Panhandle Rag; Last Old Shovel; To Hell With The Land; Twenty Second Rag  - 74
Arhoolie ARH-CD 524 San Francisco, 1968: Band Intro; 20 Second Rag; How Many Times; Muleskinner Blues (Blue Yodel No. 8); Sweet Fern; Intro; The Leather Britches; I Wonder Where You Are Tonight; Little Georgia Rose; The Buckin' Mule;  The Bottle Let Me Down;  Ode to the Little Brown Shack; Poor Ellen Smith; Hard Times; The Touch of God's Hand; On My Mind; Orange Blossom Special - 23-05-06
Westmill ? Vern And Ray Live In San Francisco 1965: T for Texas; Sally Mae; Little Brown Church; Slow; Unkown Fiddle Music; Black Hot Waltz; Last Old Shovel; Mother's Only Sleeping; Start to Treat Your Man Better; Pick Me Up On Your Way Down; Piny River; Ruby; The Prisoners; Prisoner's Song; Starlight Waltz; The Little Brown Shack; Whole Honey Whole; I Wish I Had Someone to Love Me; Little Georgia Rose; Pike County Breakdown – 27-04-16

EPs
Starday SEP 175 Cabin on A Mountain: Bluegrass Style;  Thinkin' Of Home /  Cabin On A Mountain;  Carroll County Breakdown -61