Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hodges Brothers - Ralph Hodges



Felix Hodges, *1923 Bogue Chitto, MS, +1979;Ralph Hodges, *1927 Bogue Chitto, MS, +1976;

James Hodges, *13-03-1932 Bogue Chitto, MS; John White, *12-04-1902 Bell County, KY, +26-11-1992


by Praguefrank, Thieu Van De Vorst, Mario Manciotti
SESSIONS


1 December 1951 Musician‘s Union Hall, Jackson, MS – Hodges Brothers (Ralph Hodges [vcl/gt], Felix Hodges [2nd vcl/mandolin], James Hodges [gt])
001 DRC-76 MY HEART FEEL AT HER FEET Trumpet No. 160
002 DRC-77  IT WON‘T BE LONG  Trumpet 160/ CD-9037
ca. July 1956 poss WAPF Radio Station, McComb, MS – Hodges Brothers (Ralph Hodges [vcl/gt], James Hodges [rh gt], John White [bass], Felix Hodges [bck vcl])
003 I’M GONNA ROCK SOME TOO Mississippi 574
004 BECAUSE I LOVED YOU SO Mississippi 574
1958 unknown – The Hodges Brothers Band
005 E 4845 SEARCHING MY DREAMS FOR YOU Whispering Pines 45-200
006 E 4846 I DREAM OF LOVING YOU  Whispering Pines 45-200
1958 unknown – Ralph Hodges and The Hodges Brothers Band
007 JO7W-1610 HONEY TALK 45-201
008 JO7W-1611 I’LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU 45-201
19 July 1960 WAPF Radio Station, McComb, MS – The Hodges Brothers (James Hodges [vcl-2/gt], Ralph Hodges [vcl-1/mandolin/gt], John White [bass], Felix Hodges [fiddle])
009 WATERMELON HANGIN' ON THE VINE -1 Arhoolie F 5001 5001 CD-9037
010 BILE DEM CABBAGE DOWN –instr.- Arhoolie F 5001 5001 CD-9037
011 GATHERING FLOWERS ON THE HILLSIDE -2 Arhoolie F 5001  CD-9037
012 WAIT FOR THE WAGON –instr.- Arhoolie F 5001  
013 CHARMIN' BETSY -2 Arhoolie F 5001  5001 CD-9037
014 BOGUE CHITTO FLINGDING –instr.- Arhoolie F 5001 5001 CD-9037
015 GOING DOWN THE ROAD FEELING BAD -2 Arhoolie F 5001  
016 CARROLL COUNTY BLUES –instr.- Arhoolie F 5001  5001 CD-9037
017 SIX WHITE HORSES -1 Arhoolie F 5001 5001 CD-9037
018 MOUNTAIN DEW -2 Arhoolie F 5001 
December 1960 WAPF Radio Station, McComb, MS – The Hodges Brothers (James Hodges [vcl-1/gt], Ralph Hodges [mandolin/gt], John White [bass], Felix Hodges [vcl-2/fiddle])
019 ON THE BANKS OF THE OHIO -1 Arhoolie F 5001  5001 CD-9037
020 HOOKNOSE IN TOWN -1 Arhoolie F 5001 5001 CD-9037
021 LONESOME VALLEY -1-2 Arhoolie F 5001 CD-9037
022 IDA RED –instr.- Arhoolie F 5001 5001 CD-9037
023 NEVER ALONE WALTZ –instr.-  Arhoolie F 5001  5001 CD-9037
April 1961 WAPF Radio Station, McComb, MS – The Hodges Brothers (James Hodges [vcl/gt], Ralph Hodges [mandolin/gt], John White [bass], Felix Hodges [fiddle])
024 HEAVENLY LIGHT IS SHINING ON ME Arhoolie F 5001
1969 WAPF Radio Station, McComb, MS – The Hodges Brothers (James Hodges [vcl-1/gt], Ralph Hodges [vcl-1/mandolin/gt], John White [bass], Felix Hodges [vcl-2/fiddle])
025 MISSISSIPPI BABY -1-2  Arhoolie 5001 CD-9037
026 THE LEAVES IS FALLING ON THE GROUND -1  Arhoolie 5001 CD-9037
027 FIFTY YEARS WALTZ –instr.-  Arhoolie 5001 CD-9037
028 IT WON’T BE LONG  -1  Arhoolie 5001 CD-9037
029 LITTLE CHURCH HOUSE ON THE HILL –instr.- Arhoolie 5001 CD-9037
Unknown date – The Hodges Brothers
030 JACK’S BACK IN TOWN –instr.- CD-9037
031 BOGUE CHITTO WALTZ –instr.- CD-9037
032 EVERYBODY’S ROCKIN’ CD-9037
033 THE BUBBLE GUM BOOGIE –instr.- CD-9037

ALBUMS

Arhoolie F 5001 Watermelon Hangin’On The Vine: Watermelon Hangin' On The Vine; Bile Dem Cabbage Down;  Gathering Flowers On The Hillside; Wait For The Wagon;  Charmin' Betsy;  Bogue Chitto Flingding; Going Down The Road Feeling Bad;  Carroll County Blues;  On The Banks Of The Ohio;  Hooknose In Town; Lonesome Valley; Ida Red; Never Alone Waltz;  Heavenly Light Is Shining On Me; Six White Horses; Mountain Dew – 62
Arhoolie 5001 Watermelon Hangin’On The Vine: Mississippi Baby; The Leaves Is Falling On The Ground; Fifty Years Waltz; It Wont Be Long; Bile Dem Cabbage Down; On The Banks Of The Ohio;  Hooknose In Town; Carrol County Blues; Watermelon Hangin' On The Vine; Little Church House On The Hill; Charmin' Betsy;  Never Alone Waltz; Bogue Chitto Flingding; Six White Horses; Ida Red – 71 (reissue of F 5001 with some different tracks. CD reissue in 2003 on CD-9037 with bonus tracks: Lonesome Valley; Bogue Chitto Waltz; Everbody’s Rockin’; The Bubble Gum Boogie; It won’t Be Long)


Orchard X1718 Ralph's Old Time Songbook: Intro; No More Goodbyes; For The Rest Of My Life; Talk w/Tex; I Wish I Was Single Again; Blind as a Bat in Love; Pray For The Lights To Go Out; It Had To Be You; Those Wedding Bells Are Breaking up That Old Gang of Mine; Talk w/Tex; Hold Me a Little Closer; Little Shirt That Mother Made For Me; Ace In the Hole – 20-07-99 Ralph Hodges (radio show)
 

SINGLES
Trumpet (1951)
No. 160 It Won’t Be Long / My Heart Feel At her Feet – 51
Mississippi (1956)
45-574 I’m Gonna Rock Some Too / Because I Loved You So – 10-56
Whispering Pines (1958)
45-200 Searching My Dreams For You / I Dream Of Loving You – 58 (rev. Sept. 21, 1959)
45-201 Honey Talk / I’ll Always Love You – 58 Ralph Hodges (JO7W-1610/11
 

Gene Maltais



By Praguefrank, A. M. "Nol" Voorst (on http://www.rockabillyhall.com/GeneMaltais.html), Michel Ruppli

SESSIONS

19 April 1957 Bradley Film & Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South,  Nashville, TN - Gene Maltais (Gene Maltais [vcl], unknown musicians + Anita Kerr Singers. Producer: Owen Bradley)
001 102503/NA 9811  CRAZY BABY Decca 9-30387/BCD-15623  BCK-27118
002 102504/NA 9812  DEEP RIVER BLUES  9-30387/BCK-27118 [alt.] BCK-27118
ca February 1958 unknown – Gene Maltais
003 G-159  LOVEMAKIN' Regal 7502/BCK-27118
004 G-160 THE BUG Regal 7502/BCK-27118
Spring 1958 Hollywood, CA – John & Jackie
000 MR-3021 LITTLE GIRL Aladin 3423/Hydra BCK-27118
000 MR-3022 THE RAGING SEA Aladin 3423/Hydra BCK-27118  
Both sides written by Gene Maltais, Aladin 3423 issued in May 1958
1959 unknown – Gene Maltais (Gene Maltais [vcl] + The Gibson String Band)
005 THE RAGING SEA Lilacs 3159-D Massabesic 101 Maltais 100/BCK-27118
006 GANGWAR Lilacs 3159-D Massabesic 101 Maltais 100/BCK-27118 [alt.] BCK-27118 [alt.2] BCK-27118
Unknown info – Gene Maltais
007 MY WOMAN Hydra BCK-27118
008 VOODOO WOMAN  Norton 029/BCK-27118
009 LITTLE GIRL Norton 029/BCK-27118
010 FOREVER IN MY HEART  unissued/Hydra BCK-27118
1977 unknown – Gene Maltais
011 ROCK AND ROLL BEAT Monopole 652 Deep River 1001/BCK-27118
012 THE RAGING SEA Monopole 652 /BCK-27118 [alt.] BCK-27118
013 BE GONE COME THE DAWN Monopole 672 Deep River 1001/BCK-27118


ALBUMS

Hydra [GER] BCK-27118 Gang War! Gangwar; Raging Sea; Deep River Blues; Crazy Baby; Bug; Lovemaking; Forever In My Heart; Gangwar; Raging Sea; Rock And Roll Beat; Begone Come The Dawn; Raging Sea; Deep River Blues; Little Girl; Voodoo Woman; My Woman; Rockabilly Beat; Gangwar [fast version]; Raging Sea; Little Girl – 11-03

SINGLES
Decca (1957)
9-30387 Crazy Baby / Deep River Blues – 07-58
Regal (1958)
7502 Lovemakin' / The Bug – 04-58 (rev. April 28)
Lilac (1959)
3159-D The Raging Sea / Gangwar – 59 (reissued on Massabesic 101, on Maltais M-100 (UK))
Deep River (1977)
1001 Be Gone Come The Dawn / Rock And Roll Beat - 77
Monopole [BEL] (1977)
652 Rock And Roll Beat / Raging Sea – 77  (issued on Monopole, BEL)
672 Be Gone Come The Dawn / Be Gone Come The Dawn – 77 (issued on Monopole, BEL)
Norton
029 Voodoo Woman / Little Girl - 94