SESSION DISCOGRAPHY * ALBUMS DISCOGRAPHY * SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY

Country and crossover since 1920s and my favorite artists of all genres too...
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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Rocky Bill Ford

William A. Ford, *Houston, TXBy Praguefrank, Rene Pavlik, Mario Manciotti
SESSIONS

ca November 1950 ACA Studio, 5520 Washington Ave., Houston, TX - Rocky Bill Ford
001 3879 BEER DRINKING BLUES X1 Gilt-Edge 5023/Audio Lab AL-1561 Design SDLP-607 [va] BACM CD D 193
002 3880 AGGRAVATIN‘ WOMEN X1 Gilt-Edge 5023/Audio Lab AL-1561 Design SDLP-608 [va] BACM CD D 193
003 4068* YOU KNOW DOGGONE WELL I DO Gilt Edge 5039 BACM CD D 193
004 4069* WAS I DREAMING Gilt Edge 5039 BACM CD D 193
*according to BACM these tracks were recorded on this session
ca. February 1951 Houston, TX – Rocky Bill Ford and The Sunset Ramblers
005 4027 I‘M A HEN PECKED MAN Gild-Edge 5031 BACM CD D 193
006 4028 DARLING, WHY DO YOU PRETEND Gild-Edge 5067 T-9/ET-106 BACM CD D 193
007 4029 I‘LL TRY ALL MY LIFE Gild-Edge 5031/ BACM CD D 193
008 4030 WILLY DUM DEE Git-Edge T-9/ BACM CD D 193
ca. December 1951 poss. Houston, TX - Rocky Bill Ford and The Sunset Ramblers
009 6020 BLOWING SUDS OFF MY BEER Gilt-Edge 5058/ET-104 Audio Lab AL-1561 BACM CD D 193
010 6021 WHAT WOULD YOU DO Gilt-Edge 5058 5058/ET-104 BACM CD D 193
011 6022 WATCHIN‘ THE CLOCK AND GRIEVIN¢ Gilt-Edge 5067/ET-106 Audio Lab AL-1561 BACM CD D 193
ca November 1952 unknown – Rocky Bill Ford and His Rocky Road Ramblers
012 DON’T THROW YOUR LIFE AWAY Blue Ribbon 3S-28/ BACM CD D 193
013 A MESSAGE FROM THE TRADEWINDS Blue Ribbon 3S-28/ BACM CD D 193
014 I WON’T BE HOME NO MORE Blue Ribbon 3S-29/ BACM CD D 193
015 TAKE THESE CHAINS FROM MY HEART Blue Ribbon 3S-29 / BACM CD D 193
1954 unknown – Rocky Bill Ford and His Rocky Road Ramblers
016 6517 HAVE I OVERSTAYED MY WELCOME (IN YOOUR HEART) 45-1662/ET-125 Audio Lab AL-1561 BACM CD D 193
017 6518 IN ALL MY DREAMS 45-1655/ET-124 Audio Lab AL.-1561 BACM CD D 193
018 6519 AT MY EXPENSE 45-1662/ET-125 BACM CD D 193
019 6520 unknown title
020 6521 LOVE ME, LOVE ME NOT 45-1655/ET-124 Audio Lab AL.-1561 BACM CD D 193
Fall 1954 unknown – Rocky Bill Ford and His Rocky Road Ramblers
021 6736 THERE SHE GOES 1670X45 3S-57 3S-63/ET-131 Audio Lab AL-1561 BACM CD D 193
022 6737 unknown title
023 6738 DRIFTING APART 1670X45/ET-131 Audio Lab AL-1561 BACM CD D 193
ca 1954 unknown – Rocky Bill Ford and His Rocky Road Ramblers
024 A LITTLE LESS AD-134/Audio Lab AL-1561 BACM CD D 193
025 YOU MARRIED FOR MONEY AD-134/Audio Lab AL-1561 BACM CD D 193
026 SINCE YOU’RE GONE Design DLP-634 BACM CD D 193
027 I DON’T WANTA Audio Lab AL-1561 BACM CD D 193
May 1956 poss. Gold Star Recording Studio, 5628 Brock St., Houston, TX - Rocky Bill Ford
028 ST-2450 HAVE YOU SEEN MABEL Starday 45-253 / BACM CD D 193
029 ST-2451 MAD DOG IN TOWN 45-253/ BACM CD D 193


ALBUMS
Audio Lab 1561 Rocky Bill Ford, A New Singing Star:
Beer Drinking Blues; Blowin’ The Suds Of My Beer; In All My Dreams; There She Goes; Drifting Apart; You Married For Money; Aggravatin’ Woman; Watchin’ The Clock And Grievin’; Love Me, Love Me Not; Have I Overstayed My Welcome (In Your Heart); A Little Less; I Don’t Want Ta – 61
BACM [UK] CD D 193 Rocky Bill Ford – His Complete Recordings: Beer Drinking Blues; Aggravatin' Woman; You Know Doggone Well I Do; Was I Dreaming; I'm A Hen Pecked Man; Darling, Why Do You Pretend; I'll Try All My Life; Willie Dum Dee; Blowing Suds Off My Beer; What Would You Do; Watchin' The Clock And Grievin'; Have I Overstayed My Welcome (In Your Heart); In All My Dreams; At My Expense; Love Me Love Me Not; There She Goes; Drifting Apart; A Little Less; You Married For Money; Since You're Gone; I Don't Wanta; Don't Throw Your Life Away; A Message From The Tradewinds; I Won't Be Home No More; Take These Chains From My Heart; Mad Dog In Town; Have You Seen Mabel - 07


SINGLES
4-Star
Gilt-Edge
5023 Beer Drinking Blues / Aggravatin’ Woman – 01-51 (rev. Feb. 10)
5031 I’m A Hen-Pecked Man / I’ll Try All My Life – 03-51 (rev. March 17)
5039 You Know Doggone Well I Do / Was I Dreaming? – 06-51 (rev. June 16)
5058 Blowin’ The Suds Of My Beer / What Would You Do? – 01-52 (rev. Feb. 2)
5067 Darling, Why Do You Pretend? / Watchin’ The Clock And Grievin’ – 05-52 (rev. T-9 Darling, Why Do You Pretend? / Willie Dum Dee
Four Star
X-1 Beer Drinking Blues / Aggravtin’ Woman – late 50 or early 51
45-1655 In All My Dreams / Love Me, Love Me Not – ca 04-54
45-1662 Have I Overstayed My Welcome (In Your Heart) / At My Expense – ca 08-54
45-1670 There She Goes / Drifting Apart – ca 01-55
Blue Ribbon
3S-28 Don’t Throw Your Life Away / A Message From The Tradewinds – 53
3S-29 I Won’t Be Home No More / Take These Chains From My Heart – 53
Starday (1956)
45-253 Have You Seen Mabel / Mad Dog In Town – 07-56
 

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Michel Ruppli, not only for his books which I use daily, but also for a large amount of rare and unpublished data from his giant archive.
Thanks to all my friends - country music fans - in Czech Republic - Vladimir Pikora, Michal Gololobov, Milos Holecek, Tony Foglar, Rene Pavlik and Petr Vitous.
Thanks to Mario Manciotti for sending session details daily
Thanks to Kurt Rokitta for a lot of session info
Thanks to Bill Daniels for sharing a lot of labels info
Thanks to Lillies Ohlsson for many western swing contributions.
Thanks to Dick Grant for many artists files
Thanks to Thieu Van De Vorst for a lot of additions and corrections
Thanks to Goran Adolph for many rare albums info
Thanks to Hans Sandberg for many rare session data
Thanks to Chris Huskey for many sessions info.
Thanks to Kittra Moore for musicians and recording data
Thanks to Dik de Heer for many additions on rockabilly.
Thanks to Luiz Roberto Costa for helping me with the western genre.
Thanks to Wolf Ruediger Sommer, who not only sent me additional data, but is also watch-dog, correcting my typos and other errors.
Thanks to Robert Platt for priceless info on Canadian (but not only) artists.
Thanks to Phil Watson for hard work on Crown Prince of country music discography. Thanks to Walter Gabriel for filling the gaps in track listings of rare albums and various artists compilations.
Thanks to Kent Heineman for many independent recordings info
Thanks to Ken Nelson for bluegrass and more additions.
Thanks to Tony Middleton for RCA session info.
Thanks to Xavier Maire for interesting additions and for info on his website www.bopping.org.
Thanks to Henk Scholts for long time cooperation.
Thanks to Richard Price for miscellaneous session information
Thanks to Carl G. Cederblad for additions to sessionographies
Thanks to Paul Urbahns, Marc Alesina, Bill Millet, Bengt Wahlström, John Morris, Dominique Anglares, Pierre Monnery, Jeremy Roberts, Ben Collins, Alex Frazer-Harrison, K.F.Raizor, Ed Tabor, Mario Wildner, Ole Skjoldhøj, Eileen Sisk, Per Kammersgaard, David Bussey, Bill Marks for rare info on their favorite artists.
Thanks to Reginald Bartlette for info and additions of Columbia custom numbers.
Thanks to Katarina Fromm for various singles info.
Thanks to many others who sent some info - all are important.
Thanks to Richard Weize for his idea to produce projects, which have small commercial potential, but huge value for collectors - I spend a lot of money buying boxes and CDs, sometimes mainly because of the accompanying discographies.
Thanks also to Patrick Milligan, who created many discographies for Bear Family projects
Thanks to Marek Bozickovic for picture in head
And last but not least I would like to thank all who visit this blog - they come from more than 100 countries.