Sunday, February 23, 2014

Gus Hardin



Carolyn Ann Blankenship, *09-04-1945 Tulsa, OK, +17-02-1996
2nd version

by Praguefrank, Hans Sandberg
SESSIONS



13 October 1978 [live] VTV’S Harvard Tower Club, Tulsa, OK – Gus Hardin (Gus Hardin [vcl], Tom Trifflehorn [gt], Estel Bogart [bass], Larry Schabel [drums], Les Gallier [percussion], Jackson Columbo [congas], Spencer Sutton [keyboards], Rob Harper [sax], Joe Davis [horns], Stephanie Boosahda, Wayne Boosahda, Gwen Alley, Gary Tidder [bck vcl] + strings. Producer: Tom Russell) [overdub sessions: Binghams Ranch Studio, Tulsa, OK]
00001 LOOKING FOR LOVE Rayann RYN 0001
00002 RING IN THE NIGHT Rayann RYN 0001
00003 GLAD YOU CAME ALONG Rayann RYN 0001
00004 YOU NEEDED ME Rayann RYN 0001
00005 SUNSET WOMAN Rayann RYN 0001
00006 LIVING FOR THE CITY Rayann RYN 0001
00007 LOVING YOU LIKE I DO Rayann RYN 0001
00008 JEALOUS KIND Rayann RYN 0001
00009 SUCH A NIGHT Rayann RYN 0001
ca November 1982 Fame Recording Studio, Muscle Shoals, AL - Gus Hardin (Gus Hardin [vcl], Fred Newell [gt], Walt Aldridge [gt/bck vcl], Reggie Young [gt], Ken Bell [gt], Will McFarlane [gt], Sonny Garrish [steel], Ralph Ezell [bass gt], Owen Hall [drums], Mickey Buckins/Rick Hall [percussion], David Briggs/Steve Nathan/Chalmers Davis [keyboards], Terry McMillan/Bill Darnell [harmonica]. Ava Aldridge, Cindy Richardson, Rick Hall [bck vcl]. Producer: Rick Hall) 001 AFTER THE LAST GOODBYE RCA PB-13445/MHL-8603 Rainy Day 1234-2 002 I'VE BEEN LOVING YOU TOO LONG PB-13445/MHL-8603
ca February 1983 Fame Recording Studio, Muscle Shoals, AL - Gus Hardin (Gus Hardin [vcl], Fred Newell [gt], Walt Aldridge [gt/bck vcl], Reggie Young [gt], Ken Bell [gt], Will McFarlane [gt], Sonny Garrish [steel], Ralph Ezell [bass gt], Owen Hall [drums], Mickey Buckins/Rick Hall [percussion],  David Briggs/Steve Nathan/Chalmers Davis [keyboards], Terry McMillan/Bill Darnell [harmonica]. Ava Aldridge, Cindy Richardson, Rick Hall [bck vcl]. Producer: Rick Hall) 003 LOVING YOU HURTS PB 15593/MHL-8603 004 IF I DIDN'T LOVE YOU PB 13532/MHL-8603 005 SINCE I DON'T HAVE YOU PB 13593/MHL-8603 006 YOU CAN CALL ME BLUE PB 13532/MHL-8603
ca November 1983 Fame Recording Studio, Muscle Shoals, AL - Gus Hardin (Gus Hardin [vcl], Fred Newell, Walt Aldridge [gt/synthesizer/bck vcl], Ken Bell [gt], Sonny Garrish [dobro/steel], BobWray/ Ralph Ezell [bass gt], Owen Hall [drums], Mickey Buckins/ Rick Hall [percussion/el mandolin],  Terry McMillan/ Bill Darnell [harmonica]. John Marrett [sax], Ava Aldridge, Cindy Richardson [vck vcl]. Producer: Rick Hall)
007 FALLEN ANGEL (FALLIN' HIGH TONIGHT) PB 13704/AHL1-4937
008 NOT TONIGHT I'VE GOT A HEARTACHE PB 13704/AHL1-4937
009 ONE NIGHT A WEEK LOVERS AHL1-4937
010 STILL HOLD ON AHL1-4937
011 WHERE'S THE FIRE AHL1-4937
012 I PASS PB 13751/AHL1-4937 Rainy Day 1234-2  
013 ARE WE STILL IN LOVE OR JUST LONELY AHL1-4937
014 WOMAN IN ME AHL1-4937
015 HOW ARE YOU SPENDING MY NIGHTS PB 13814/AHL1-4937
016 NIGHT LIGHTS PB 13751 PB 13814/AHL1-4937
ca October 1984 The Music Mill, 1710 Roy Acuff Place, Nashville, - Gus Hardin (Gus Hardin [vcl], Brent Rowan [gt], Joe Dee Maness [steel], Emery Gordy Jr. [bass], Eddie Bayers [drums], Barry Beckett [piano], Shane Keister [synthesizer], Kathy Burdick, Kim Fleming, Dave Loggins. Wandy Waldman, Mark Wright, Joe Scaife [bck vcl])
017 ALL TANGLED UP IN LOVE PB-13938/CPL1-5358 CPL1-7003 Rainy Day 1234-2  
018 WHAT WE GONNA DO PB-14255/CPL1-5358 CPL1-7003
019 WHAT ABOUT WHEN IT RAINS PB-14040 PB-14255/CPL1-5358 CPL1-7003
020 MY MIND IS ON YOU PB-14040/CPL1-5358 CPL1-7003
021 DROWNING IN MEMORIES CPL1-5358 CPL1-7003
022 WALL OF TEARS CPL1-5358 CPL1-7003 Rainy Day 1234-2  
023 I'M DANCING AS FAST AS I CAN CPL1-5358 CPL1-7003 Rainy Day 1234-2  
024 MORE OR LESS PB-13938 PB-14159/CPL1-5358
ca June 1985 poss. Nashville, TN - Gus Hardin and Kenny Loggins
025 JUST AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU PB-14159/CPL1-7003
18 June 1985 [live] unknown – Gus Hardin, * and Earl Thomas Conley
02501 FALLEN ANGEL
02502 DROWING IN MEMORIES
02503 THIS MASQUERADE
02504 AFTER THE LAST GOODBYE
02505 I’VE BEEN LOVING YOU TOO LONG
02506 MORE OR LESS
02507 ALL TANGLED UP IN LOVE
02508 WHAT WE GONNA DO ABOUT IT
02509 SILVER WING
02510 I PASS
02511 NEVER ENDING SONG OF LOVE
02512 MY MIND IS ON YOU
02513 WALL OF TEARS
02514 BIG BOSS MAN
02515 TWO MORE BOTTLES OF WINE
02516 IF I DIDN’T LOVE YOU
02517 ALL TANGLED UP IN LOVE*
tracks above issued on King Biscuit album In Concert
1993 Sound City Studio, Los Angeles, CA – Gus Hardin
018 RIVER OF DREAMS  KMOD
+ more unknown tracksfor album Sounds of Tulsa
1990s Sound City Studio, Los Angeles, CA – Gus Hardin
031 TORNADO  Rainy Day 1234-2  
032 ONE OF THE BOYS  Rainy Day 1234-2  
033 IF I HAD MY WAY  Rainy Day 1234-2  
034 LOVIN' ARMS  Rainy Day 1234-2  
035 FOOLPROOF  Rainy Day 1234-2  


ALBUMS
Rayann RYN-0001 Almost Live:
Looking For Love; Ring In The Night; Glad You Came Along; You Needed Me; Sunset Woman; Living For The City; Loving You Like I Do; Jealous Kind; Such A Night – 81?
RCA Victor MHL1-8603 Gus Hardin: Loving You Hurts; If I Didn't Love You; Since I Don't Have You; After The Last Goodbye; You Can Call Me Blue; I've Been Loving You Too Long – 10-05-83
RCA Victor CPL1-4937 Fallen Angel: Fallen Angel; Not Tonight, I've Got A Heartache; One Night A Week Lovers; Still Hold On; Where's The Fire; I Pass; Are We Still In Love Or Just Lonely; The Woman In Me; How Are You Spending My Nights; Night Lights – 20-02-84
RCA Victor CPL1-5358 Wall Of Tears: All Tangled Up In Love; What We Gonna Do; What About When It Rains; My Mind Is On You; Drowning In Memories; Wall Of Tears; I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can; More Or Less* - 28-01-85 (see also CPL1-7033)
RCA Victor CPL1-7003 Wall Of Tears: All Tangled Up In Love; What We Gonna Do; What About When It Rains; Just As Long As I Have You (w. Kenny Loggins)*; My Mind Is On You; Drowning In Memories; Wall Of Tears; I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can - 02-85 (all tracks except * from CPL1-5338)
KMOD ? Sounds Of Tulsa: (tracks unknown) - 93
Rainy Day 1234-2 I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can: Tornado*; One Of The Boys*; If I Had My Way*; Lovin' Arms*; Foolproof*; After The Last Goodbye; All Tangled Up In Love; Wall Of Tears; I Pass; I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can - 01 (*previously unissued)
King Biscuit ? In Concert: Fallen Angel; Drowing In Memories; This Masquerade; After The Last goodbye; I’ve Been Loving You Too Long; More Or Less; All Tangled Up In Love; What We Gonna Do About It; Silver Wing; I Pass; Never Ending Song Of Love; My Mind Is On You; Wall Of Tears; Big Boss Man; Two More Bottles Of Wine; If I Didn’t Love You; All Tangled Up In Love (w. Earl Thomas Conley) - 06

SINGLES
RCA Victor (1982-85)
PB-13445 After The Last Goodbye / I've Been Loving You Too Long - ca. 24-01-83
PB-13532 If I Didn't Love You / You Can Call Me Blue - 05-83
PB-13597 Loving You Hurts / Since I Don't Have You - 08-83
PB-13704 Fallen Angel / Not Tonight I've Got A Heartache - 12-83
PB-13751 I Pass / Night Lights - 03-84
PB-13814 How Are You Spending My Nights? / Night Lights - 06-84
PB-13938 All Tangled Up In Love (w. Earl Thomas Conley) / More Or Less - 11-84
PB-14040 My Mind Is On You / What About When It Rains - 03-85
PB-14159 Just As Long As I Have You (w. Kenny Loggins) / More Or Less - 08-85
PB-14255 What We Gonna Do / What About When It Rains - 11-85

Billy Thomas (fiddle)



By Mario Manciotti + Shane Hughes, Ian Saddler, Dave Sax, Phil Tricker, Al Turner (on Kentucky label discography), Thieu Van De Vorst

SESSIONS also member of Boys of Indiana
1952 Cincinnati, OH – Preston Ward with Billy Thomas
001 7004 ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL 524
1952 Cincinnati, OH – Harry Adams And The Herd with Billy Thomas
002 7017 GIVING EVERYTHING AWAY Kentucky 525
003 7023 BOIL THEM CABBAGE DOWN 525
1952 Cincinnati, OH – Jim Stacey and Billy Thomas and Echo Valley Boys, *and Jerry Helt
004 7081 INSTRUCTIONS - BASIC RIGHT AND LEFT THROUGH* 528
005 7082 SOLDIER'S JOY* 528
006 7083 BASIC STAR 529
007 7084 TENNESSEE WAGONEER 529


1952 Cincinnati, OH – Harry Adams And The Herd with Billy Thomas
008 7090 BLACK MOUNTAIN RAG 531 /HBR 023
009 7091 VINE STREET STOMP 531/HBR 023
HILLBILLY RESEARCHER HBR 023 KENTUCKY LABEL (UK, 2000)
Ca 1952 Cincinnati, OH – Billy Thomas
010 ALABAMA JUBILEE Big 4 Hits 26
011 DOWN YONDER Big 4 Hits 26
012 RAGGED BILL Big 4 Hits 26
013 WHATCHA GONNA DO NOW Big 4 Hits 100  109
014 HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS Big 4 Hits 110
015 COMPANY’S COMING Big 4 Hits 115 126
016 WALTZ OF THE WIND Big 4 Hits 121
017 FREIGHT TRAIN BLUES Big 4 Hits 121
018 MARY OF THE WILD MOOR Big 4 Hits 122
019 THAT'S THE WAY I FEEL Big 4 Hits 591-4


SINGLES
Kentucky (1952)
524 [Preston Ward with Billy Thomas:] Orange Blossom Special; [Preston Ward with Harry Adams:] How Can I Help Lovin' You - 52
525  Giving Everything Away / Boil Them Cabbage Down – 52 Harry Adams And The Herd with Billy Thomas
528  Instructions - Basic Right And Left Through / Soldier's Joy – 52 Jim Stacey and Billy Thomas and Echo Valley Boys
529  Basic Star / Tennessee Wagoneer - 52
531  Black Mountain Rag / Vine Street Stomp – 52 Harry Adams And The Herd with Billy Thomas
Big 4 Hits (Eps)
26 Alabama Jubilee; Down Yonder / Ragged Bill; [Sonny Osborne:] Cotton Eyed Joe – 53 (MX 8135/8082)
100 [Billy Thomas:] Whatcha Gonna Do Now; [Dick Lambert:] This Ole House / [Bill Ruff:] I'm Too Big To Cry; [Billy Thomas:] Female Hercules – 54 (MX: 8492/3)
109 [Billy Thomas:] Whatcha Gonna Do Now; [Dick Lambert:] This Ole House / {Eddie Moore:] You're Not Mine Anymore; More And More – 54 (MX 8492/8518)
110 [Preston Ward:] Blue Christmas; [Eddie Williams:] Frosty The Snowman /  [Billy Thomas:] Here Comes Santa Claus;  [Frank Roberts:] Winter Wonderland – 54 (MX 8519/20)
115 [Preston Ward:] Two Glasses Joe;  [Frank Roberts:] More Than Anything Else In This World /  [Billy Thomas:] Company's Coming; [Delbert Barker:] She's Done Give Her Heart To Me – 54 (MX 8552/3)
121 [Billy Thomas:] Waltz Of The Wind; Freight Train Blues / [Preston Ward:] Precious Jewel; [Jimmie Watson:] When The Work's All Done This Fall – 54 (MX 8572/3)
122  [Billy Thomas:] Mary Of The Wild Moor; [Delbert Barker:] Cattle Call; Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie; Jesse James – 54 (MX: 8574/5)
126 [Frank Thomas:] More Than Anything Else In The World; [Billy Thomas:] Company's Coming /  [The Nunn Sisters:]  Open Up Your Heart;  [Preston Ward:] New Green Light - 54 (MX 8603/4)
591-4   [Eddie Williams:] Cigaretts And Coffee Blues;  [Billy Thomas:] That's The Way I Feel /  [Jim Hayes:] Your Making A Fool Out Of Me;  [Joe Cannonball Lewis:] Anyone's Baby – 58 (MX 9263/4)

Billy Thomas

2nd version



By Praguefrank, Dick Grant, Kent Heineman
SESSIONS
ca. September 1965 Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN - Billy Thomas (Producer: Tommy Hill)
001 7791/ZTSB-110656  DOWN, DOWN, DOWN Nashville NV 5266
002 7792/ZTSB-101595  CASH ON THE BARREL HEAD  Nashville  5237
003 7793/ZTSB-101596  WANTING AND LOVING YOU  Nashville  5237
004 7794/ZTSB-110657  A HEART THAT I CAN'T TOUCH  Nashville NV 5266
ca. January 1967 Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN - Billy Thomas (Producer: Tommy Hill)
007 8382/ZTSB-127551  WANDERING MAN  NV 5325
008 8383/ZTSB-127552  I BROKE A BOTTLE ON THE TABLE NV 5325
009 8384/ZTSB-128388  I STILL CARE NV 5343
010 8385/ZTSB-128389  DEEP DARK MOUNTAIN NV 5343
ca. August 1967 Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN - Billy Thomas
011 8588/ZTSB-128936  HOW TIME CHANGES PEOPLE  NV 5463
012 8589/ZTSB-131579  OR THE SAKE OF ME  NV 5475
013 8590/ZTSB-128937  I COULDN'T FIGURE OUT   NV 5463
014 8591/ZTSB-131580  WELCOME HOME MY BOY   NV 5475
1970 poss. Nashville, TN - Billy Thomas
015 SOMEONE TELL DADDY K-Ark K 922
016 WOULD YOU MISS ME K-Ark K 922
017 NO LONGER PLANE K-Ark K 946
018 THESE CRAZY ARMS K-Ark K 946
ca 1972 poss. Nashville, TN - Billy Thomas
019 IT WON’T WORK K-Ark K 1055
020 Unknown title  K-Ark K 1055
1980s uknown  - Billy Thomas
021 THIRD BOTTLE SECOND SHELF BT 7061Q15
022  DON'T TELL YOUR MOMMY BT 7061Q15
1981 uknown  - Billy Thomas
023 NEWSTAND AND THE BLUES BT 104037
024 EVERYTHING IN THIS HOUSE BT 104037

SINGLES
Nashville (1965) Bill Thomas
NV-5237  Wanting And Loving You / Cash On The Barrelhead - 65
NV-5267  Heart That I Can’t Touch / Down, Down, Down - 66
Nashville (1967) Billy Thomas
NV-5325  Wandering Man / I Broke Tha Bottle On The Table - 67
NV-5343  I Still Care / Deep Dark Mountain - 67
NV-5463  How Time Changes People / I Couldn’t Figure Out - 67
NV-5475  For The Sake Of Me / Welcome Home My Boy – 68
K-Ark  (1970-) Billy Thomas
K 922 Someone Tell Daddy / Would You Miss Me - 70
K 946 No Longer Plane / These Crazy Arms – ca 70
K 1055 It Won’t Work / ? – 72
BT
BT Records
7061Q15 Third Bottle Second Shelf / Don't tell Your Mommy
104037 Newstand And The Blues / Everything In This House – 27-04-81