Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Rebe and Rabe (by Dick Grant)



REBE & RABE
SESSION DISCOGRAPHY
PHY

RUPERT McCLENDON with SMOKEY REASON and His Rainbow Range Riders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1947
Rupert McClendon (); Smokey Reason (); Revin “Rebe” Gosdin (ld vcl-1/mand); Auburn J.C. “Rabe” Perkins (tnr vcl-1/gtr);  Georgia Dell                             (vcl-2);                                                              Producer:

314                     GIT ALONG CINDY                                                      -2                De Luxe 5028 A
                          (Harold Hensley)
315                                                                                                                          De Luxe (Uniss)
                          ()
316                     LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME ALONE                                                      De Luxe 5032 A
                          (Rupert McClendon-Pee Wee Nichols)
317                                                                                                                          De Luxe (Uniss)
                          ()
318                     CHARMING BETSY                                                      -1                De Luxe 5028 B
                          (Skyland Scotty)
319                     HONKY TONK SWING                                                  De Luxe 5032 B
                          (Bill Monroe)

NB(1): DE LUXE 5028 released March 1947.
NB(1): DE LUXE 5028 reviewed Billboard Saturday 17th May 1947.
NB(2): DE LUXE 5032 released April 1947.

REBE & RABE
                          Castle Studio at The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. N.       Nashvile, Tn:                                                              Friday 28th January 1949
Rebe (ld vcl/mand); Rabe (tnr vcl/gtr); poss Chuck Franklin (el gtr); Curley Fagen (fdl); Hubert Davis (bjo);
                                                                                                                               Producer:

49-S-6026            WHERE I’LL NEVER BE ALONE                                                       MGM 11167 A
                          ()
49-S-6027            JUST A FLOWER FROM MY MOTHER’S GRAVE                      11167 B
                          (Rebe Gosdin-J.C.Perkins) (Ernest Tubb Music BMI)
49-S-6028            I’LL LOVE YOU JUST THE SAME                                                      MGM 10433 A
                          (Rebe Gosdin-J.C.Perkins) (Ernest Tubb Misic BMI)
49-S-6029            THERE’S ONLY ONE WAY                                                                         10433 B
                          (Arthur Smith)

NB(1): MGM 10433 released June 1949.
NB(2): MGM 11167 released February 1952.

REBE & RABE    poss Tennessee Recording Studio, 4th Ave.                Nashville, Tn:                                                                                 Spring 1951
Rebe (ld vcl/mand); Rabe (tnr vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                               Producer:

                          GLORYLAND MANSION IN THE SKY                                                Tennessee 773
                          ()
                          MY SHIP WILL SAIL                                                                                           773
                          ()

NB: TENNESSEE 773 released August 1951.

REBE & RABE    poss Tennessee Recording Studio, 4th Ave                 Nashville, Tn:                                                                                ca: Mid 1951
Rebe (ld vcl/mand); Rabe (tnr vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                               Producer:

4035/                  WEAPON OF PRAYER                                                 Tennessee 788
E1QB-14066        (Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin) (Acuff-Rose BMI)
4036/                  LORD, YOU HEARD A NEW VOICE NOW                                                            788
E1QB-14067        ()

NB(1): TENNESSEE 788 released 1951.
NB(2): TENNESSEE 788 is a RCA VICTOR custom pressing.
REBE & RABE with Band
                          Brown Radio Productions, 240½ 4th Ave., North         Nashville, Tn:                                                                              ca: April 1952
Rebe (ld vcl/and); Rabe (tnr vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                               Producer:

E2KB-3701          HELEN                                                                                           Tennessee 831, Rounder 1015, JSP JSP-7731
                          (Rebe Gosdin) (Babb Music BMI)                                                       Varese Sarabande CD-615302
                                                                                                                               Great American GACD-214
E2KB-3702                                                                                                               Tennessee (Uniss)
                          ()
E2KB-3703          YOU DIDN’T SAY GOODBYE                                                            Tennessee 831
                          (Rebe Gosdin) (Babb Music BMI)

NB(1): TENNESSEE 831 released 1952.
NB(2): ROUNDER 1015 “NEW SOUNDS RAMBLIN’ FROM COAST TO COAST:THE EARLY DAYS OF BLUEGRASS, Vol.3.” released 1983.
NB(3): ROUNDER 1015 reviewed Bluegrass Unlimited Vol.18, #10-April 1984.
NB(4): VARESE SARABANDE CD-615302 is titled “APPALACHIAN HEART: ORIGINAL BLUEGRASS CLASSICS released
10th January 2006.
NB(5): GREAT AMERICAN GACD-214 “ THE BEST OF TRADITIONAL AMERICAN BLUEGRASS” released
REBE & RABE with Band
                                       Tennessee Recording Studio, 4thAve.            Nashville,Tn:                                                                          ca: Summer 1952
Rebe (ld vcl/mand); Rabe (tnr vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                               Producer:

E2KB-6001          LAND OF ETERNAL PEACE                                                             Tennessee 836
                          (Eddie Hill-Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin) (Acuff-Rose BMI)
E2KB-6002          MOTHER, SWEET MOTHER                                                                                836, Rounder 1015, JSP JSP-7731
                          (Rebe Gosdin) (Babb Music BMI)                                                       Juneberry CDR MP3-201

NB(1): TENNESSEE 836 released 2nd August 1952.
NB(2): JSP JSP-7731 “BLUEGRASS-EARLY RECORDINGS 1951-1953” CLASSIC RECORDINGS REMASTERED” released United Kingdom Tuesday 24th August 2004.

REBE & RABE and The Sunny Valley Boys
                                      Tennessee Recording Studio, 4th Ave.           Nashville, Tn:                                                                         ca: Summer 1952
Rebe (ld vcl/mand); Rabe (tnr vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                               Producer:

E2KB-6007          I COULDN’T STAND TO HEAR YOU SAY “I DO”              Tennessee 841, Bear Family BCD-15854
                          (Rebe Gosdin) (Babb Music BMI)
E2KB-6008          MY EMPTY ARMS                                                                                              841,                      BCD-15854
                          (Rebe Gosdin) (Babb Music BMI)

NB(1): TENNESSEE 841 released 27th October 1952.
NB(2): TENNESSEE 841 reviewed Billboard C&W 8th November 1952.
NB(3): BEAR FAMILY BCD-15854 is titled “A SHOT IN THE DARK:TENNESSEE JIVE”.

REBE & RABE                                                                                                         Unknown Date
Rebe (ld vcl/mand); Rabe (tnr vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                               Producer:

                                                                                                                               Seagull
                          ()
                                                                                                                               Seagull
                          ()
                                                                                                                               Seagull
                          ()
                                                                                                                               Seagull
                          ()

RABE PERKINS                                                                                    Nashville, Tn:                                                                                            1960
(tnr vcl/mand);
                                                                                                                               Producer:

ZSP-55392          PAUL’S MINISTRY                                                                          Epic 5-9481
                          (W.Travel) (Wal-Fran Music Co. BMI)
ZSP-55393          MY TITLE TO HEAVEN                                                  Epic 5-9481
                          (S.Trace) (Lois Pub. Co. BMI)
ZSP-                                                                                                                        Epic 5-
                          ()
ZSP-                                                                                                                                 5-
                          ()

NB(1): EPIC 5-9481 released 29th November 1961.
NB(2): EPIC 5-9481 reviewed Billboard 4th December 1961.

RABE PERKINS                                                                                                       1961
(tnr vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                               Producer:

                          HE WILL CALM THE TROUBLE WATERS                                          Loyal 45-108, Loyal L.R. 130
                          (Hazel Houser) (Central Songs BMI)
                          OIL                                                                                                Loyal L.R. 130
                          ()
                          I SAW A MAN                                                                                 Loyal 45-108,           L.R. 130
                          (Arthur Smith) (Lynn BMI)
                          CROOKED STREET                                                                         Loyal L.R. 130
                          ()
                          WHILE THE AGES ROLL ON                                                                      L.R. 130
                          (Troy Martin-J.R.Purdom)
                          I WENT BACK AGAIN                                                             L.R. 130
                          ()
                          AVENUE OF PRAYER                                                            L.R. 130
                          (Theda Schoonover)
                          JUST TO HAVE YOU                                                              L.R. 130
                          ()

NB(1): LOYAL 45-108 released 6th December 1961.
NB(2): LOYAL 45-108 reviewed Billboard 11th December 1961.
NB(3): LOYAL L.R. 130 “RABE PERKINS” released

RABE PERKINS & WALTER BAILES                                                                         ca: 1963
Rabe (tnr vcl/gtr); Walter Butler Bailes (vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                               Producer:

                          LITTLE JIM                                                                                     Loyal L.R. 131
                          ()
                          FOUND WANTON                                                                                     L.R. 131
                          ()
                          RANK STRANGER                                                                                    L.R. 131
                          ()
                          FATHER’S TABLE GRACE                                                       L.R. 131
                          (Otho Jones-Homer Lee Sewell)
                          IF YOU HAVE RETREATED FROM GOD                                                     L.R. 131
                          (Walter Bailes-Johnnie Bailes)
                          OH LORD WE TRIED                                                             L.R. 131
                          ()

NB: LOYAL L.R. 131 is titled “RABE PERKINS & WALTER BAILES

RABE PERKINS & WALTER BAILES                                                                         ca: 1966
Rabe (tnr vcl/gtr); Walter Bailes (vcl/gtr);      
                                                                                                                               Producer:

                          PAUL’S MINISTRY                                                                          Loyal LREP-185
                          ()
                          THEN THE ANSWER CAME                                                                       LREP-185
                          ()
                          YOU’VE BEEN A BLESSING TO ME                                                            LREP-185
                          ()
                          SOMEBODY’S PRAYING FOR YOU                                                            LREP-185
                          (Frankie Bailes-Johnnie Bailes-Walter Bailes-Zeke Clements-Muriel Deason)
NB: LOYAL LREP-185 “RABE PERKINS & WALTER BAILES” released

RABE PERKINS & THE SULLIVAN FAMILY                                                                                                                                                             1968
Rabe (tnr vcl/gtr); The Sullivan Family
                                                                                                                               Producer:

                                                                                                                               Loyal LRLP-231
                          ()
                                                                                                                                       LRLP-231
                          ()
                                                                                                                                         LRLP-231
                          ()
                                                                                                                                         LRLP-231
                          ()
                                                                                                                                         LRLP-231
                          ()
                                                                                                                                         LRLP-231
                          ()
                                                                                                                                         LRLP-231
                          ()
                                                                                                                                         LRLP-231
                          ()
                                                                                                                                         LRLP-231
                          ()
                                                                                                                                         LRLP-231
                          ()
                                                                                                                                         LRLP-231
                          ()
                                                                                                                                         LRLP-231
                          ()

NB: LOYAL LRLP-231 “OLD BRUSH ARBORS” released 1968.

REBE & RABE    Prestige Productions Inc.,                                                             Birmingham,Al:                                                                    1970’s
Rebe (ld vcl/mand); Rabe (tnr vcl/gtr); other musicians unk.
                                                                                                                               Producer:

A                        PUT MY LITTLE SHOES AWAY                                                         Prestige LP-80453
                          ()
                          MANSION OVER THE HILLTOP                                                                       LP-80453
                          ()
                          WHEN ALL THE SAINTS GO MARCHING                                                         LP-80453
                          ()
                          OVER IN GLORYLAND                                                                LP-80453
                          ()
                          GOD BLESS HER (‘CAUSE SHE’S MY MOTHER)                           LP-80453
                          ()
B                        MIRACLE WORKER                                                                                       LP-80453
                          ()
                          I’VE GOT A LONGING                                                                  LP-80453
                          ()
                          PRAY FOR ME                                                                           LP-80453
                          ()
                          IT’S ME AGAIN, LORD                                                                 LP-80453
                          ()
                          BRUSH ARBOR                                                                          LP-80453
                          ()

NB: PRESTIGE LP-80453 is titled “PUT MY LITTLE SHOES AWAY”.       

REBE & RABE    Prestige Productions Inc.,                                                             Birmingham, Al:                                                                   1970’s
Rebe (ld vcl/mand); Rabe (tnr vcl/gtr); Buddy Davis (gtr); John Propst (pno); Junior Maharrey (stg bs); Wayne Cobb Jr. (dms).
                                                                                                                               Producer:

A                        IF I CAN JUST MAKE IT IN                                                              Linda LP-90423
                          ()
                          ANGEL MOTHER                                                                    LP-90423
                          ()
                          JUST TO HAVE YOU LORD                                                              Linda LP-90423
                          ()
                          HE INCLUDED ME                                                                                    LP-90423
                          ()
                          WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN                                                      LP-90423
                          ()
B                        MY LITTLE BOY                                                                     LP-90423
                          ()
                          CLEAR TITLE TO A MANSION                                                                    LP-90423
                          ()
                          HE WILL SET YOUR FIELDS ON FIRE                                                        LP-90423
                          ()
                          OLD AND FADED PICTURE                                                                       LP-90423
                          ()
                          LIVING IN HIS CARE                                                             LP-90423
                          ()

NB(1):LINDA LP-90423 is titled “IF I CAN JUST MAKE IT IN”.
NB(2): “OLD AND FADED PICTURE” may also be known as “PICTURE ON THE WALL”.

RELATED ARTIST

SMOKEY REASON and His Band                                                           Los Angeles, Ca:                                                                                       1953
Smokey Reason ();
                                                                                                                               Producer:

OP-282/6599        A BOY AND A GIRL                                                                         SR Records OP-184, 4 Star X-90
                          (Smokey Reason) (4 Star Music Sales BMI)
OP-283/6600        LITTLE MISS MUFFET                                                                      OP-184,           X-90
                          (Smokey Reason-W.S.Stevenson) (4 Star Music Sales BMI)

NB(1): 4 STAR X-90 released December 1953.
NB(2): SR RECORDS OP-184 released 12th April 1954.                          

SMOKEY REASON and His Band                                                           Los Angeles, Ca:                                                                                       1954
Smokey Reason ();
                                                                                                                               Producer:

                          HOOT OWL MELODY                                                   4 Star ET-127-A
                          (Corky Carpenter-Lucille Tholen) (4 Star Music Sales BMI)
                          YOU DANCED ON MY HEART                                                                    ET-127-B
                          (Billy Hughes-Smokey Reason) (4 Star Music Sales BMI)

NB: 4 STAR ET-127 released ca. July 1954.

DISCOGRAPHY compiled by DICK GRANT & WALT SAUNDERS with acknowledgements to Phil Tricker, Al Turner, Dave Sax; Michel Ruppli & Frantisek Frank.
2008-2013.