Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Phil Vassar



*28-05-1964 Lynchburg, VA
2nd version

by Praguefrank, Michal Gololobov, Thiue Van De Vorst
SESSIONS

Fall 1999 Ocean Way Nashville, Nashville, TN/Essential Sound, Nashville, TN/Loud Recording, Nashville, TN/Studio 56, Nashville, TN - Phil Vassar (Phil Vassar [vcl.piano], Larry Byrom [ac gt], Brent Mason [gt], B. James Lowry [gt], Michael Landau [gt], Paul Franklin/Dan Dugmore [steel], Glenn Worf/Mike Brignardello [bass], Lonnie Wilson [drums], Terry McMillan [percussion], Aubrey Haynie [fiddle], Steve Nathan [keyboards] + Chris Rodriguez, Tim Davis, JoDee Messina, Collin Rae [bck vcl]. Producer: Byron Gallimore)
001 CARLENE Arista 69084-7/18891-2 Arista/GRP 78729
002 JUST ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE Arista 69037-7/18891-2 Arista/GRP 78729 BMG Special Products 713433
003 THAT'S WHEN I LOVE YOU Arista 18891-2 Arista/GRP 78729 BMG Special Products 713433
004 ROSE BOUQUET Arista 69037-7/18891-2
005 JOE AND ROSALITA Arista 18891-2
006 SIX-PACK SUMMER Arista 69084-7/18891-2 Arista/GRP 78729 BMG Special Products 713433
007 LUCKY AS ME Arista 18891-2
008 LIKE I NEVER LOVED BEFORE Arista 18891-2
009 DIDN'T YOU KNOW SHE'S GONE Arista 18891-2
010 SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN Arista 18891-2
011 DRIVE AWAY Arista 18891-2
Fall 2002 Ocean Way Nashville, 1200 17th Ave. South, Nashville, TN - Phil Vassar (Phil Vassar [vcl/piano], Biff Watson [ac gt], Brent Mason [el gt], B. James Lowry [el gt], Pat Buchanan [el gt], Michael Landau [el gt], Paul Franklin [steel], Mike Brignardello [bass], Lonnie Wilson [drums], Aubrey Haynie [fiddle], Clayton Ryder [accordion], Steve Nathan [keyboards])
012 AMERICAN CHILD Arista 67048-2 Arista/GRP 78729 BMG Special Products 713433
013 FORGETTIN'S SO LONG Arista 67048-2
014 TIME'S WASTIN' Arista 67048-2
015 I'M ALREADY GONE Arista 67048-2
016 ATHENS GREASE Arista 67048-2 BMG Special Products 713433
017 BABY, YOU'RE RIGHT Arista 67048-2
018 ULTIMATE LOVE SONG Arista 67048-2 BMG Special Products 713433
019 STAND STILL Arista 67048-2
020 SOMEONE YOU LOVE Arista 67048-2 BMG Special Products 713433
021 HOUSTON Arista 67048-2
022 I THOUGHT I NEVER WOULD FORGET Arista 67048-2
023 I'LL BE THE ONE Arista 67048-2
ca Spring 2004 Nashville, TN - Phil Vassar (Phil Vassar [vcl/piano/synthesizer], Nick Brophy  [gt], Robert Byrne [ac gt], Jeff King [el gt], Jeff Smith [gt/bck vcl], Russ Pahl [gt/steel], Bryan Sutton [ac gt/mandolin], Darren Theriault [bass], Glenn Worf [bass gt], Angelo Collura [drums], Shannon Forrest [drums], Eric Darken [parcussion], Matt Thomas [fiddle/mandolin], Larry Franklin [fiddle], Tim Akers [keyboards/organ/piano], Steve Nathan [keyboards], Clayton Ryder [keyboards/organ/piano], Jim "Moose" Brown [clavinet/ Hammond B3/keyboards/organ/piano/Wurlitzer Piano], Wes Hightower, Russell Terrell, Julie Wood, Craig Wiseman [bck vcl]. Producer: Nick Brophy, Frank Rogers)
024 GOOD OLE DAYS Arista 61591-2
025 IN A REAL LOVE Arista 61591-2. Arista/GRP 78729
026 WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS Arista 61591-2
027 I'LL TAKE THAT AS A YES (THE HOT TUB SONG) Arista 61591-2 Arista/GRP 78729 BMG Special Products 713433
028 ERASE Arista 61591-2
029 HERE TO FORGET Arista 61591-2
030 I MISS THE INNOCENCE Arista 61591-2
031 AMAZING GRACE Arista 61591-2 BMG Special Products 713433
032 NOBODY KNOWS ME LIKE YOU Arista 61591-2
033 DANCIN' WITH DREAMS Arista 61591-2 BMG Special Products 713433
034 GONE BY DAWN Arista 61591-2
035 BLACK AND WHITES Arista 61591-2
ca 2005 Nashville, TN - Phil Vassar
036 BYE BYE Arista/GRP 78729
037 I'M ALRIGHT Arista/GRP 78729
038 LAST DAY OF MY LIFE Arista/GRP 78729
039 MY NEXT THIRTY YEARS Arista/GRP 78729
040 LITTLE RED RODEO Arista/GRP 78729
041 TWENTY ONE Arista/GRP 78729
042 FOR A LITTLE WHILE Arista/GRP 78729
043 THE WOMAN IN MY LIFE Arista/GRP 78729
2007 Firehouse Recording Studios, Pasadena, CA - Phil Vassar and Los Lonely Boys
044 WHY DON'T YA Universal South B0008907-02
2007 House Of Gain, Franklin, TN/Little Big Studio, Nashville, TN/Short Elvis Studio, Nashville, TN/Sound Kitchen, Franklin, TN/Starstruck, Nashville, TN/The Tin Ear, Nashville, TN - Phil Vassar
045 THIS IS MY LIFE Universal South B0008907-02
046 AROUND HERE SOMEWHERE Universal South B0008907-02
047 MY CHEVROLET Universal South B0008907-02
048 LOVE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING Universal South B0008907-02
049 PRAYER OF A COMMON MAN Universal South B0008907-02
050 I WOULD Universal South B0008907-02
051 IT'S ONLY LOVE Universal South B0008907-02
052 LET ME LOVE YOU TONIGHT Universal South B0008907-02
053 BABY ROCKS Universal South B0008907-02
054 THE WORLD IS A MESS Universal South B0008907-02
055 CRAZY LIFE Universal South B0008907-02


ca 2007 unknown – Phil Vassar
055a LET’S MAKE A LITTLE CHRISTMAS BMG 88697-13016-2
BMG 88697-13016-2 HEAR SOMETHIGN COUNTRY (2007)2009 Nashville, TN - Phil Vassar (Phil Vassar [vcl], Tim Ryan Rouillier [ac gt], Jeffrey Smith  [gt], Larry Beaird [banjo], Russ Pahl [6-String bass/banjo/gt/steel], Pete Sternberg [bass], Seth Rausch [drums/handclapping/percussiom], Jason Fitz [fiddle/mandolin/strings], Jason Fausset [keyboards], Scott Saunders [Hammond B3/keyboards], Blair Minges, Greg Rausch, Norb Rausch [handclapping])
056 LIFE Universal South B0013125-02
057 LEMONADE Universal South B0013125-02
058 EVERYWHERE I GO Universal South B0013125-02
059 JOHN WAYNE Universal South B0013125-02
060 TEQUILA TOWN Universal South B0013125-02
061 BOBBI WITH AN I Universal South B0013125-02
062 SHE'S ON HER WAY Universal South B0013125-02
063 A YEAR FROM NOW Universal South B0013125-02
064 SAVE TONIGHT FOR ME Universal South B0013125-02
065 I WILL REMEMBER YOU Universal South B0013125-02
066 WHERE HAVE ALL THE PIANOS GONE Universal South B0013125-02


2016 unknown – Phil Vassar
067 AMERICAN SOUL
068 I'LL MEET YOU THERE
069 BIG TIME
070 I'M NOT MADE THAT WAY
071 MISSISSIPPI
072 SOUND OF A MILLION DREAMS
073 STAY WITH ME
074 SECOND AVENUE
075 VOICE IN MY HEAD
076 SURE FEELS GOOD
077 THE BALLAD OF PRETTY MAE
078 PARTY PEOPLE deluxe
079 I WISH YOU WERE BEER deluxe
080 BOAT SONG  deluxe
081 ISLAND BOY  deluxe
082 WAVES   deluxe
Tracks above issued on album American Soul


 



ALBUMS
Arista 07822-18891-2 Phil Vassar:
Carlene; Just Another Day In Paradise; That's When I Love You; Rose Bouquet; Joe And Rosalita; Six-Pack Summer; Lucky As Me; Like I Never Loved Before; Didn't You Know She's Gone; Somewhere In Between; Drive Away - 22-02-00
Arista 07863-67048-2 American Child: American Child; Forgettin's So Long; Time's Wastin'; I'm Already Gone; Athens Grease; Baby, You're Right; Ultimate Love Song; Stand Still; Someone You Love; Houston; I Thought I Never Would Forget; I'll Be The One - 06-01-03
Arista 82876-61591-2 Shaken Not Stirred: Good Ole Days; In A Real Love;. What Happens In Vegas; I'll Take That As A Yes (The Hot Tub Song); Erase; Here To Forget; I Miss The Innocence; Amazing Grace; Nobody Knows Me Like You; Dancin' With Dreams; Gone By Dawn; Black And Whites - 28-09-04
Arista/GRP 78729 Greatest Hits volume 1: Bye Bye; In A Real Love; Carlene; I'm Alright; Last Day Of My Life; My Next Thirty Years;Little Red Rodeo; American Child; Twenty One; Just Another Day In Paradise; For A Little While; The Woman In My Life; Six-Pack Summer; That's When I Love You; I'll Take That As A Yes (The Hot Tub Song) - 02-05-06
BMG Special Products 713433 Super Hits: Just Another Day in Paradise; That's When I Love You; American Child; I'll Take That as a Yes (The Hot Tub Song); Someone You Love; Amazing Grace; Athens Grease; Six-Pack Summer; Ultimate Love;Dancin' with Dreams - 25-09-07 (sampler)
Universal South B0008907-02 2008 Prayer of a Common Man: This Is My Life; Around Here Somewhere; My Chevrolet; Love Is a Beautiful Thing; Prayer of a Common Man; I Would; Why Don't Ya (featuring Los Lonely Boys); It's Only Love; Let Me Love You Tonight; Baby Rocks; The World Is a Mess; Crazy Life - 22-04-08
Universal South B0013125-02 Traveling Circus:Life; Lemonade; Everywhere I Go; John Wayne; Tequila Town; Bobbi With an I; She's On Her Way; A Year From Now; Save Tonight For Me; I Will Remember You;Where Have All the Pianos Gone - 15-12-09
Legacy 8869-7-96972-2-5 Playlist: The Very Best Of Phil Vassar: Bye, Bye; In a Real Love; Carlene; I'm Alright; Last Day of My Life; My Next Thirty Years; Little Red Rodeo; American Child; Twenty One;  Just Another Day in Paradise; For a Little While; Woman In My Life; Six-Pack Summer; That's When I Love You;  I'll Take That as a Yes (The Hot Tub Song); (CD-ROM Track) – 18-10-11


American Soul ? American Soul:  American Soul;  I'll Meet You There;  Big Time; I'm Not Made That Way;  Mississippi;  Sound Of A Million Dreams;  Stay With Me;  Second Avenue;  Voice In My Head;  Sure Feels Good;  The Ballad Of Pretty Mae -02-12-16 (also deluxe version American Soul Summer on May 19, 2017 with bonus tracks:  Party People;  I Wish You Were Beer;  Boat Song;  Island Boy;  Waves)
 



SINGLES
Arista (2000)
69037-7 Rose Bouquet / Just Another Day In Paradise - 01-01
69084-7 Six-Pack Summer / Carlene - 06-01

Leon Merritt



2nd version

by Michel Ruppli, Praguefrank, Thieu Van De Vorst

SESSIONS


ca 1949 San Antonio, TX– Texas Top Hands (vcl Leon Merritt)
001 C 111A ‘CAUSE THE ONE I LOVE IS YOU Everstate 111
002 C 112A MOONLIGHT WALTZ
flip sides of 111,112 not sung by Leon Merritt
1950 San Antonio, TX– Leon Merritt and Texas Top Hands
003 E 121A I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO Everstate 121
004 E 121B YOU CAN'T HAVE YOUR CAKE  Everstate 121
005 E 122A WALTZING WITH MY DARLING Everstate 122
006 E 122B WHEN I'M WITH YOU Everstate 122
1950 San Antonio, TX  – Leon Merritt, *and Patsy Clay and Texas Top Hands
007 E3001 WAS IT WRONG TO TAKE SO LONG TO TELL IRENE Everstate 131
008 E3002 BLUE WEDDING BELLS* Everstate 131
009 E 3005 I’VE GOT THE BLUES OVER YOU  Everstate 134
010 E 3006 YOU’RE KILLING ME*  Everstate 134
E3003/4 not sung by Leon Merritt
1950 San Antonio, TX – Leon Merritt and Patsy Clay and Texas Top Hands
011 E 3011 I WANT YOUR HEART FOR CHRISTMAS Everstate 137
11 March 1953 Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN – Leon Merritt
012 84198/NA 2973? THAT OLD TIME WALTZ    Coral 9-64156/Hillbilly Researcher HBR 070
013 84199/NA 2974? I LEFT MY HEART AT HOME   Coral 9-64156 / Hillbilly Researcher HBR 070
014 84200/NA 2975? WISHIN' I WAS KISSIN' YOU   Coral 9-64166 / Hillbilly Researcher HBR 070
015 84201/none  THE GIRL WITH THE PRETTY GREEN EYES  Coral 9-64166 / Hillbilly Researcher HBR 070
HILLBILLY RESEARCHER HBR 070 CORAL 64 SERIES VOL.2 (UK, 2003)
1966 Texas Sound Studios, San Antonio, TX – Leon Merritt
016 LOVELY, LOVELY YOU Anthem 660621
017 MY OWN PECULIAR WAY Anthem 660621


SINGLES
Everstate (1950) w. Texas Top Hands
C 111 ‘Cause The One I Love Is You (Vocal - Leon Merritt) / Cotton Eyed Joe. Jr – ca 49 Texas Top Hands
C 112 Moonlight Waltz (Vocal - Leon Merritt) / Bear Creek Hop – ca 49 Texas Top Hands
E 121 I Don't Know What To Do / You Can't Have Your Cake - 50
E 122 Waltzing With My Darling / When I'm With You - 50
E 131 Blue Wedding Bells / Was It Wrong To Take So Long To Tell Irene – 50
E 134 You‘re Killin’ Me / I’ve Got The Blues Over You – 50
E 137 I Want Your Heart For Christmas (w. Patsy Clay) / Merry Christmas To You (Easy Adams) – 11-50
Coral (1953)
9-64156  That Old Time Waltz / I Left My Heart At Home – 05-53 (rev. May 23)
9-64166  Wishin‘ I Was Kissin‘ You / Girl With The Pretty Green Eyes – 09-53 (rev. Oct. 3)
Anthem (1966)
660621 Lovely, Lovely You /  My Own Peculiar Way - 66

 

Eldon Baker

By Tony Russell, Thieu Van De Vorst
SESSIONS
4 June 1938 Chicago, IL – Eldon Baker and His Brown County Revelers (Eldon Baker [vcl-5], Wade Baker [vcl-3/gt], Floyd Baker [vcl-4/gt], Harry Adams [gt], Barefoot Brownie Reynolds [vcl-2/bass/harmonica-1], Charlie Linville [fiddle])
001 C 2252  COME ALONG DOWN TO THE OLD PLANTATION -3 Vocalion 04441 Conqueror 9111 /BACM CD D 145
002 C 2253-1-2 YOU CAN'T DO WRONG AND GET BY  -3  unissued / BACM CD D 145
003 C 2254-1 LOST JOHN -1-2 Vocalion 04217/ BACM CD D 145
004 C 2255-1-2  CHOKING THE REEDS  -1 unissued / BACM CD D 145
005 C 2256-1-2  I KNOW THERE IS SOMEBODY WAITING -3-4-5  unissued / BACM CD D 145
006 C 2257-1-2 WHEN THE ROSES BLOOM IN DIXIELAND -3-4-5  unissued / BACM CD D 145
007 C 2258-1-2  PLODDING ALONG -3  unissued / BACM CD D 145
5 June 1938 Chicago, IL – Eldon Baker and His Brown County Revelers (Eldon Baker [vcl-6], Wade Baker [vcl-4/gt], Floyd Baker [vcl-5/gt], Harry Adams [vcl-3/ld gt], Barefoot Brownie Reynolds [bass/harmonica-2], Charlie Linville [fiddle-1]
008 C 2259-1-2 RAMBLIN' BOY  -1-4-5-6  unissued
009 C 2260-1-2 DON'T LAY ME ON MY BACK -1-4-5-6   unissued
010 C 2261-1 AND IT‘S HARD -1-2-4-5   Vocalion 04217 / BACM CD D 145 KKCD-10
011 C 2262-1-2  FROGGIE WENT A-COURTIN'  -1-4-5-6 unissued/BACM CD D 145
012 C 2263-1 DON'T YOU WANT TO GO (TO THAT HAPPY HOME ON HIGH)? -4-5-6 Vocalion 04279/ BACM CD D 145
013 C 2264-1 I WILL MEET YOU -4-5-6  Vocalion 04279/ BACM CD D 145
014 C 2265-1 HAPPY COWBOY  -1-4 Vocalion 04355 / BACM CD D 145
015 C 2266-1 ROLL ALONG, JORDAN -1-4-5-6    Vocalion 04355/ BACM CD D 145
016 C 2267-1 ONE EYED SAM -1-3  unissued / BACM CD D 145 C4K-47911
017 C 2268-1 DEAR OLD DIXIELAND  -1-4 Vocalion 04441 Conqueror 9111/ BACM CD D 145 
018 C 2269-1-2 IN THE HILLS OVER THERE -1-4-5-6     unissued / BACM CD D 145
019 C 2270-1-2  SITTIN' ROUND THE FIRESIDE -1-4?   Unissued/ BACM CD D 145
020 C 2271-1-2  LITTLE BONNIE  -1-4-5-6  unissued/ BACM CD D 145
SONY C4K 47911 ROOTS AND BLUES THE RETROSPECTIVE 1925-1990 (1992, 4CD BOX); KRAZY KAT KK CD 30 FAREWELL BLUES HOT STRINGBANDS 1936-1941 (UK, 2003)


ALBUMS
BACM [UK] CD D 145 Eldon Baker and his Brown County Revelers: Come Along Down To The Old Plantation; You Can't Do Wrong And Get By; Lost John; Chokin' The Reeds; I Know There Is Somebody Waiting; When The Roses Bloom In Dixieland; Plodding Along; It's Hard; Froggie Went ACourtin'; Don't You Want To Go; I Will Meet You; Happy Cowboy; Roll Along Jordan; One Eyed Sam; Dear Old Dixieland; In The Hills Over There; Sittin' Round The Fireside; Little Bonnie; [Wade Baker, 1945:] Long Gone From Bowling Green; You Can't Make Me Cry Anymore; [Harry Adams, 1952:] Don't Hang Around Me Anymore; Milk Bucket Boogie; Arkansas Traveller; Giving Everything Away; Bile Em Cabbage Down; Vine Street Stomp - 06

SINGLES
ARC – Vocalion (1938)
04217 Lost John / And It‘s Hard - 38
04279 Don't You Want To Go (To That Happy Home On High)? / I Will Meet You  - 38
04355 Happy Cowboy / Roll Along Jordan - 38
04441 Come Along Down To The Old Plantation / Dear Old Dixieland – 38 (also on