Saturday, April 30, 2016

Gene Parsons



*09-04-1944 Los Angeles, CA
4th version
By Praguefrank, Vaclav Zpatecka, Michal Gololobov
SESSIONS also member of Nashville West, Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers
ca April 1967 Gary S. Paxton Studio, Bakersfield, CA – Gib Guilbeau and Gene Parsons as Cajun Gib and Pete (Gib Guilbeau [vcl/rh gt/fiddle], Gene Parsons [drums/harmonica], Vern Gosdin [rh gt], Rex Gosdin [rh gt], James Burton [gt], Clarence White [ld gt/dobro], Carl Waldow [steel], Jerry Scheff [bass])
001 LOUISIANA RAIN Bakersfield Int. 1001/Alshire S 5121 Big Beat CDWIKD 219
002 SWEET SUZANNAH  Bakersfield Int. 1001/Alshire S 5121 Big Beat CDWIKD 219
003 MILES AND CITIES Big Beat CDWIKD 219
004 TWO PEOPLE Alshire SF 303  Big Beat CDWIKD 219
005 MR. SOMEBODY Big Beat CDWIKD 219
006 SWEET ROSIE 1007 /Alshire S 5121  SF 303 Big Beat CDWIKD 219
April/May 1967 Gary S. Paxton Studio, Bakersfield, CA – Gib Guilbeau and Gene Parsons as Cajun Gib and Pete (Gib Guilbeau [vcl/rh gt/fiddle], Gene Parsons [drums/harmonica], Clarence White [ld gt/dobro],  Vern Gosdin [rh gt], Rex Gosdin [eh gt], Carl Waldow [steel], Jerry Scheff [bass]. Producer: Gary S. Paxton)
007 C'EST LE VIEV (HAPPY CAJUN MAN)  Alshire S 5121  Big Beat CDWIKD 219
008 SWEET SUGAR BLUES  Alshire S 5121 Big Beat CDWIKD 219
009 WALK WITH SAM  Alshire S 5121  Big Beat CDWIKD 219
010 LOUISIANA COTTONFIELDS  Alshire S 5121  Big Beat CDWIKD 219
011 I GET A HURT ON INSIDE  Alshire S 5121  Big Beat CDWIKD 219
012 MULTIPLE HEARTACHES  Alshire S 5121 Big Beat CDWIKD 219
013 YOUNG COUNTRY GIRL  Alshire S 5121  Big Beat CDWIKD 219
Summer or Fall 1967 Gary S. Paxton Studio, Bakersfield, CA – Gib Guilbeau and Gene Parsons as Cajun Gib and Pete (Gib Guilbeau [vcl/rh gt/fiddle], Gene Parsons [drums/harmonica], Clarence White [ld gt/dobro], poss. Lenny Leblanc [steel], Wayne Moore  [bass/gt], Gary S.Paxton [keyboards], poss. Kenny Johnson [piano])
014 YOUR GENTLE WAYS OF LOVING ME  1007/Big Beat CDWIKD 219
015 WORKING ON A TUGBOAT Big Beat CDWIKD 219
016 INTO THE DARKNESS Big Beat CDWIKD 219
017 DESPERATION’S BACK AGAIN Big Beat CDWIKD 219
Mid/late 1967 [demo session] Gib and Gene's Auto Repair, Q Street, Palmdale, CA - Gib Guilbeau and Gene Parsons
01701 WOMAN’S DISGRACE Big Beat CDWIKD 219
01702 THERE’S STILL A LITTLE SOMETHING IN YOUR MIND  Brian 1979 Big Beat CDWIKD 219
01703 NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO Brian 1979
01704 CHIN UP LOVE
01705 YOU TELL IT TO THE KIDS
01706 SATAN SET ME FREE
01707 SWING OF THINGS
01708 # 1 CAJUN SONG (TITLE UNKNOWN)
01709 # 2 CAJUN SONG (TITLE UNKNOWN)
late 1968 [demo session] Hollywood, CA – Gib Guilbeau and Gene Parsons Gene Parsons [vcl/gt/banjo/bass], Clarence White [gt], Andy Nemark [drums], Gib Guilbeau/ Vassar Clements [fiddle], Bill Payne [synthesizer],  Ralp Stanley [tnr vcl])
01710 LOUISIANA WOMAN Big Beat CDWIKD 219
1973 Warner Brothers Studios, North Hollywood, CA – Gene Parsons (Gene Parsons, Gib Guilbeau, Clarence White, Roger Bush, Nick DeCaro, Andy Newmark, Ralph Stanley, Vassar Clements, Red Callender, Bill Payne)
018 MONUMENT WB BS 3687 Sierra SCXD 6007
019 LONG WAY BACK WB BS 3687 Sierra SCXD 6007
020 DO NOT DISTURB WB BS 3687 Sierra SCXD 6007
021 WILLIN' WB BS 3687 Sierra SCXD 6007
022 ON THE SPOT WB BS 3687 Sierra SCXD 6007
023 TAKE A CITY BRIDE WB BS 3687 Sierra SCXD 6007
024 SONIC BUMMER WB BS 3687 Sierra SCXD 6007
025 I MUST BE A TREE WB BS 3687 Sierra SCXD 6007
026 DRUNKARD'S DREAM WB BS 3687 Sierra SCXD 6007
027 BANJO DOG WB BS 3687 Sierra SCXD 6007
028 BACK AGAIN WB BS 3687 Sierra SCXD 6007
1979 Music Grinder Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA – Gene Parsons (Gene Parsons [vcl/gt/ steel/banjo/ harmonica/ bass/ drums], Herb Pedersen [vcl], Albert Lee [el gt],  Greg Harris [gt/ mandolin], Bob Warford [gt], Joey Larson [gt], Pierre Bensusan [mandolin], Roger Bush [bass], Luiz Cabaza [piano/ organ/ Clavinet/ synthesizer]
029 MY KINGDOM FOR A CAR  Sierra SRS 8703
030 MELODIES FROM A BIRD IN FLYGHT (FOR CLARENCE)  Sierra SRS 8703
031 MAMA PAPA  Sierra SRS 8703
032 WON'T LAST LONG  Sierra SRS 8703
033 WAY OUT THERE  Sierra SRS 8703
034 HOT BURRITO #1  Sierra SRS 8703
035 NO FIRE HERE TONIGHT  Sierra SRS 8703
036 PASTIME  Sierra SRS 8703
037 LITTLE JEWELS (FOR LILYBET)  Sierra SRS 8703
038 WHY YOU BEEN GONE SO LONG  Sierra SRS 8703  
1987 unknown – Parsons Green (Gene Parsons: [vcl/gt/ bass/ drums/steel/ banjo/ harmonica],
Meridian Green [vcl/gt], Peter Oliva [bass], Richie Rosenbaum [drums])
P01 DON'T MISS YOUR WATER  Sierra SE 4223 
P02 BIRDS OF A FEATHER  Sierra SE 4223 
P03 LOOKIN' FOR TROUBLE  Sierra SE 4223 
P04 CALIFORNIA BLUES  Sierra SE 4223 
P05 LILY'S HOTBREAD  Sierra SE 4223 
P06 NO, YOU'RE NOT BROKEN  Sierra SE 4223 
P07 SWING LOW  Sierra SE 4223 
P08 SPOON RIVER  Sierra SE 4223 
P09 WIND AND RAIN  Sierra SE 4223 
P10 CATCH THE WIND  Sierra SE 4223 
P11 THE QUIET JOYS OF BROTHERHOOD  Sierra SE 4223    -
1990s [live] unknown – Gene Parsons
03801 SWING DOWN  Stringbender 002 
03802 SWEET SUSANNAH  Stringbender 002 
03803 RHUMBA MAN  Stringbender 002
03804 GUNGA DIN  Stringbender 002 
03805 ABILENE  Stringbender 002 
03806 BUGLER  Stringbender 002 
03807 DO NOT DISTURB  Stringbender 002 
03808 DARK MOON  Stringbender 002 
03809 WILLIN'  Stringbender 002 
03810 TAKE A CITY BRIDE  Stringbender 002 
03811 SWEET DESERT CHILDHOOD  Stringbender 002 
03812 STUDEBAKER STORY  Stringbender 002 
03813 BANJO DOG  Stringbender 002 
03814 WAY OUT THERE  Stringbender 002 
03815 I MUST BE A TREE  Stringbender 002 
03816 OLD BLUE  Stringbender 002
03817 YOU AIN'T GOING NOWHERE  Stringbender 002
1998 unknown – Haywire (Gene Parsons [gr/ banjo/ harmonica], Will Siegel [dobro], Joe Craven [mandolin/ fiddle], Bill Douglass [bass])
H01 O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL –instr.- NatureQuest 60112
H02 ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH  –instr.- NatureQuest 60112
H03 JOY TO THE WORLD  –instr.- NatureQuest 60112 
H04 GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN  –instr.- NatureQuest 60112
H05 JINGLE BELLS  –instr.- NatureQuest 60112 
H06 O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM  –instr.- NatureQuest 60112 
H07 WE THREE KINGS OF ORIENT ARE  –instr.- NatureQuest 60112
H08 I'LL FLY AWAY  –instr.- NatureQuest 60112 
H09 HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING  –instr.- NatureQuest 60112
H10  DECK THE HALLS  –instr.- NatureQuest 60112 
H11 AWAY IN A MANGER   –instr.- NatureQuest 60112 
H12 FIRST NOEL  –instr.- NatureQuest 60112 
H13 O CHRISTMAS TREE  –instr.- NatureQuest 60112 
H14 SILENT NIGHT HOLY NIGHT  –instr.- NatureQuest 60112
H15 BLUEGRASS CHRISTMAS MEDLEY  –instr.- NatureQuest 60112   
14-15 October 1999 [live] William’s Place, Caspar, CA – Gene Parsons and Meridian Green (Gene Parsons [vcl/gt/ banjo], Meridian Green [vcl/gt])
03818 COAST HOTEL  Stringbender 003
03819 SIN CITY  Stringbender 003
03820 JUST AWAY  Stringbender 003
03821 CALIFORNIA BLUES  Stringbender 003
03822 COWBOY GIRL  Stringbender 003
03823 CHIEF SEATTLE  Stringbender 003
03824 SWEET DESERT CHILDHOOD  Stringbender 003
03825 BANJO DOG  Stringbender 003
03826 DRUNKARD'S DREAM  Stringbender 003
03827 LOOKIN' FOR TROUBLE  Stringbender 003
03828 LIFE CARRIES ON  Stringbender 003
03829 GET UP BLUES  Stringbender 003 
July 2001 Temple Studios, Albion, CA – Julian Dawson and Gene Parsons
039 FREEDOM OF THE HIGHWAY Fledg’ling FLED 3032
040 THE WALL THAT SURROUNDS YOU Fledg’ling FLED 3032
041 SHADOW ON THE MOON Fledg’ling FLED 3032
042 DON'T JUST DO SOMETHING (SIT THERE SON) Fledg’ling FLED 3032
043 HILLBILLIES ON PILLS Fledg’ling FLED 3032
044 TO HOLD YOU AGAIN Fledg’ling FLED 3032
045 IT'S NOT REALLY RAINING Fledg’ling FLED 3032
046 BANJO SONG Fledg’ling FLED 3032
047 LOSER'S BLUES Fledg’ling FLED 3032
048 BABY PLEASE Fledg’ling FLED 3032
049 A.M.N.W.A.W.S.M. Fledg’ling FLED 3032
050 HARP TO HEART Fledg’ling FLED 3032
051 LET ME DOWN SLOW Fledg’ling FLED 3032
052 BLUE FINGERS Fledg’ling FLED 3032
053 WHAT KIND OF CHANGE Fledg’ling FLED 3032
2002 Laughing Coyote Studio, Redwood Valley, CA - Gene Parsons, Joe Craven and Bill Douglass (Gene Parsons [gt/banjo/harmonica], Will Siegal [dobro], Bill Douglass [bass], Joe Craven [fiddle/mandolin])
054 FIRST NOEL Stringbender SBR 103   
055 HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING Stringbender SBR 103 
056 I'LL FLY AWAY Stringbender SBR 103 
057 O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL Stringbender SBR 103
058 GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN Stringbender SBR 103 
059 ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH Stringbender SBR 103 
060 JOY TO THE WORLD Stringbender SBR 103
061 WE THREE KINGS OF ORIENT ARE Stringbender SBR 103  
062 JINGLE BELLS Stringbender SBR 103  
063 O LITTLE TOSN OF BETHLEHEM Stringbender SBR 103  
064 DECK THE HALLS Stringbender SBR 103  
065 AWAY IN A MANGER Stringbender SBR 103 
066 O TANNENBAUM Stringbender SBR 103 
067 SILENT NIGHT Stringbender SBR 103 
068 DE BASS BE DE BOTTOM Stringbender SBR 103  
069 I'LL FLY AWAY Stringbender SBR 103





ALBUMS
Alshire S 5121 Cajun Country: Louisiana Rain; Sweet Susana; C'est Le Viev (Happy Cajun Man); Sweet Rosie; Sweet Sugar Blues; Walk With Sam; Louisiana Cottonfields; I Get A Hurt On Inside; Multiple Heartaches; Young Country Girl –  70 (reissued on Big Beat CDWIKD 219 Louisiana Rain in 2002 with bonus tracks)
Warner Brothers BS 2687  Kindling: Monument; Long Way Back; Do Not Disturb; Willin'; On The Spot; Take A City Bride; Sonic Bummer; I Must Be A Tree; Drunkard's Dream; Banjo Dog; Back Again – 73 (also as part of Sierra SXCD-6007 The Kindling Collection (1994) containing also tracks by Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers)
Afrts RL-13-4 Fancy Dancer/Kindling: [side A: Courtland Pickett – Fancy Dancer: Make It good And Make It last; You Don’t Grow Old; It’s All Over Now; You’re Not There; The Homecoming; Softly saying; [side B: Gene Parsons – Kindling:]  Kindling: On The Spot; I Must Be A Tree; Long Way Back; Do Not Disturb; Back Again; Monument; Willin‘- 73 (radio promo version; MX: P-14717/2)
Sierra/Briar SRS-8703  Melodies: My Kingdom For A Car; Melodies From A Bird In Flyght (For Clarence); Mama Papa; Won't Last Long; Way Out There; Hot Burrito #1; No Fire Here Tonight; Pastime; Little Jewels (For Lilybet); Why You Been Gone So Long – 79
Sierra SE 4223 Birds Of A Feather: Don't Miss Your Water; Birds of a Feather; Lookin' for Trouble; California Blues; Lily's Hotbread; No, You're Not Broken; Swing Low; Spoon River; Wind and Rain; Catch the Wind; The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood  - 88 Parsons Green - w. Meridian Green
NatureQuest 60112 Bluegrass Christmas: O Come All Ye Faithful;  Angels We Have Heard On High;  Joy To The World;  God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen;  Jingle Bells;  O Little Town Of Bethlehem;  We Three Kings Of Orient Are;  I'll Fly Away;  Hark! The Herald Angels Sing;  Deck The Halls;  Away In A Manger;  First Noel;  O Christmas Tree;  Silent Night Holy Night;  Bluegrass Christmas Medley – 11-98 Haywire
Stringbender SBR 002 In Concert: I Hope They Let Us In: Swing Down; Sweet Susannah; Rhumba Man; Gunga Din; Abilene; Bugler; Do Not Disturb; Dark Moon; Willin'; Take a City Bride; Sweet Desert Childhood; Studebaker Story; Banjo Dog; Way Out There; I Must Be a Tree; Old Blue; You Ain't Going Nowhere - 01
Stringbender SBR 003 Live From Caspar: Coast Hotel; Sin City; Just Away; California Blues; Cowboy Girl; Chief Seattle; Sweet Desert Childhood; Banjo Dog; Drunkard's Dream; Lookin' for Trouble; Life Carries On; Get Up Blues – 01 w. Meridian Green
Fledg’ling FLED 3032  Hillbilly Zen: Freedom of the Highway; The Wall That Surrounds You; Shadow On the Moon; Don't Just Do Something (Sit There Son); Hillbillies On Pills; To Hold You Again; It's Not Really Raining; Banjo Song; Loser's Blues; Baby Please; A.M.N.W.A.W.S.M.; Harp to Heart; Let Me Down Slow; Blue Fingers; What Kind of Change – 09-07-02 w. Julian Dawson (also on Stringbender 201)
Stringbender SBR 103 Bluegrass Session‘s Greetings:  First Noel;  Hark! The Herald Angels Sing;  I'll Fly Away;  O Come All Ye Faithful; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen;  Angels We Have Heard On High;  Joy To The World; We Three Kings Of Orient Are;  Jingle Bells;  O Little Tosn Of Bethlehem;  Deck The Halls;  Away In A Manger;  O Tannenbaum;  Silent Night;  De Bass Be De Bottom;  I'll Fly Away – 11-02 w Joe Craven and Bill Douglass
Big Beat [UK] CDWIKD 219 Louisiana Rain: Your Gentle Ways of Loving Me; Louisiana Cottonfields; Workin' on a Tugboat; Into the Darkness of Your Mind; Louisiana Rain; Sweet Sugar Blues; Walk With Sam; Sweet Suzannah; Miles And Cities; Young Country Girl; Multiple Heartaches; Two People; Desperation's Back Again; Happy Cajun Man; Mr. Somebody; Sweet Rosie; I Get a Hurt on Inside; Woman's Disgrace; There's Still a Little Something in Your Mind; Louisiana Woman; Home of the Blues; Lodi; World of Dreams; If It's Me I'm a Fool; On Pins and Needles – 15-11-02 Guilbeau and  Parsons


INSTRUCTIONAL ALBUMS
? Strinbender Instructuonal LP – 70s w. Bob Warford

SINGLES
Bakersfield Int. (1967)
BIP 1001 Louisiana Rain / Sweet Suzannah – 67 Guilbeau and Parsons

Keith and Renee / Easily Amused



2nd version

by Praguefrank

SESSIONS
2001 Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN – Easily Amused (Keith Macpherson, Renee Lamoureux)
001 SUPERSTAR
002 DOLLAR IN THE FOUNTAIN
003 SOCIAL SONG
004 NOWHERE TO GO
005 MARYJANE
006 GOT YOUR NEWS
007 COLOUR RED
008 BLINDED
009 THIS GIRL
010 YELLOWHEAD HIGHWAY
011 SUNFLOWER EYES
012 SLIDING DOORS
tracks above issued on album Novice
2003 Doane Leblanc, Toronto, Ontario, CAN  – Easily Amused (Keith Macpherson, Renee Lamoureux)
013 NO ONE'S FOOL
014 ONLY A GIRL
015 COLLEEN
016 SIMPLE STUFF
017 PREDICTABLE
018 MS. ELIOT
019 BOY'S DON'T CRY
020 BETTER THAT WAY
021 SONG'S FOR BELFAST
022 ALL NEED LOVE
023 JUSTE UNE FILLE
tracks above issued on album Simple Stuff
2007 Doane Leblanc, Toronto, Ontario, CAN  – Easily Amused (Keith Macpherson, Renee Lamoureux)
024 REVOLUTION
025 GOOD YEAR
026 WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES
027 WHEN YOU'RE GONE
028 RUNAWAY
029 FEEL THE STAR
030 WAKE UP
031 STUMBLE
032 SINGING FOR YOU LOVE
033 STILL SEARCHING
034 LOVE AND PAIN
035 JULY
036 SURPRISE YOURSELF
037 AMAZING
tracks above issued on album Revolution
2009 [4 days] Catherine North Studios, Hamilton, Ontario, CAN – Keith and Renee (Keith Macpherson, Renee Lamoureux)
039 THE ONE
040 BUT I DO
041 CRYING
042 GOTTA BE TRUE
043 FERRISWHEEL
044 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
045 SAY IT IS; JENNY
046 MIND GAMES
047 THAT'S LIFE
048 IT'S COMPLICATED
tracks above issued on album Detours
2010 [soundtrack 16 Wishes] unknown – Keith and Renee
049 NO ONE’S FOOL
2010  unknown – Keith and Renee
050 FREE THE CHILDREN digital single
2010-2011 NB Studios, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN – Keith and Renee (Keith Macpherson, Renee Lamoureux)
051 BEST DAY
052 MISSING YOU
053 MOMENT I'M WITH YOU
054 PARTY GOING ON
055 OUT THERE TOO
056 SLEEPING AROUND
057 WILDFLOWER
058 I'M GONNA WAIT
059 YOU ROCK ME
060 LUCKY
tracks above issued on album Best Day
2010  unknown – Keith and Renee
061 STEAMBOAT digital single
2014 unknown – Keith and Renee
062 FEEL GOOD THING

ALBUMS
Easily Amused [CAN] KR-01 Novice:  Superstar;Dollar in the Fountain; Social Song; Nowhere to Go; Maryjane; Got Your News; Colour Red;Blinded; This Girl; Yellowhead Highway; Sunflower Eyes; Sliding Doors – 22-06-01
Easily Amused [CAN] KR-02? Simple Stuff:  No One's Fool;  Only A Girl; Colleen; Simple Stuff; Predictable; Ms. Eliot; Boy's Don't Cry; Better That Way;  Song's For Belfast; All Need Love;  Juste Une Fille  - 04
KAR [CAN]  KAR-90132 Revolution: Revolution; Good Year; When I Look In Your Eyes; When You're Gone; Runaway; Feel The Star; Wake Up; Stumble; Singing For You Love; Still Searching; Love and Pain; July; Surprise Yourself; Amazing - 10-09-07
Easily Amused Music [CAN] no # Detours: The One; But I Do; Crying; Gotta Be True; Ferriswheel; Just The Way You Are; Say It Is; Jenny; Mind Games; That's Life; It's Complicated - 10
Easily Amused Music [CAN] no # Best Day: Best Day; Missing You; Moment I'm With You; Party Going On; Out There Too; Sleeping Around; Wildflower; I'm Gonna Wait; You Rock Me; Lucky – 11
Warner Music Canada [CAN] ? Feel Good Thing:  (tracks unknown) - 23-05-14