SESSION DISCOGRAPHY * ALBUMS DISCOGRAPHY * SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY

Country and crossover since 1920s and my favorite artists of all genres too...
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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Jim Minor






thanks to Todd Minor for photos








*20-01-1931 De Valls Bluff, AR, +07-11-2009

2nd version
by Todd Minor, Praguefrank

SESSIONS


Winter 1955 WBBC? Radio Station, Flint, MI – Jim Minor (+ Darold Hyde [gt] + unknown musicians. Producer: Jim Minor)
001 JM 1001 SOMEBODY RUSTLED MY SUGAR Western Chuck Wagon JM-1001 45-103
002 JM 1002 DON'T CROSS YOUR FINGERS, CROSS YOUR HEART JM-1002 45-1002
1956 WBBC? Radio Station, Flint, MI – Jim Minor and Les Emery
003 JM 1007 RED OAK ON THE HILL  Western Chuck Wagon 45-106
004 JM 1008 WHEN TWO ARE REALLY ONE 45-106
ca January 1960 RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins St., Nashville, TN – Jim Minor (Jim Minor [vcl/ld gt], Chet Atkins [ld gt], Bob Moore [bass], Murry Harmon [drums], Floyd Cramer [piano] + The Jordanaires [bck vcl])
005 YW-19486 DEATH ROW 71623x45/Cactus (a)
006 YW-19609/PB-2733 SATAN'S CHAUFFEUR 71622x45
007 YW-19622 I’M A FOOL FOR YOU 71622X45
008 YW-19715 SO DOGGONE LONESOME 71623x45/Cactus (b)
CACTUS ? (a) VINYL WASTELANDS BEATIN ON THE BARS VOL.3; CACTUS ?(b) THE HOUSE OF CASH ALIKES VOL. 2;
Summer 1960 RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins St., Nashville, TN – Jim Minor (Jim Minor [vcl/ld gt], Chet Atkins [ld gt], Grady Martin [gt-1], Hank Garland [banjo-1], Junior Huskey [bass], Murry Harmon [drums], Floyd Cramer [piano] + The Jordanaires [bck vcl], Vada Bell, Alice Berry [bck vcl-1])
009 ZTSP-62253 HOW CAN I BE BEST MAN UA 253
010 ZTSP-62254 REVEILLE -1 UA 253
1965 poss. Detroit, MI – Jim Minor
011 SoN 16121 JACKSON PRISON BARS Sound Inc. SI 106
012 SoN 16122 AGGRAVATIN WAITIN‘ BABY Sound Inc. SI 106/Cactus
CACTUS ? HIGH ON THE HOG HONKY TONK & HILLBILLY BOP VOL. 5
unknown info – Jim Minor
013 WALKING THE FLOOR OVER YOU NO. 2
014 THE PLAYHOUSE

ALBUMS
Minor Music ? The Complete 45 Collection: Somebody Rustled my Sugar; Don't Cross Your Fingers, Cross Your Heart; Satan's Chauffeur; I'm a Fool For You; Death Row; So Doggone Lonesome; Reveille; How Can I Be Best Man; Jackson Prison Bars; Aggravatin Waitin Baby
SINGLES
Western Chuck Wagon (1955-56)
JM 1001/2 Somebody Rustled My Sugar / Don't Cross Your Fingers, Cross Your Heart - 55
45-106 Red Oak On The Hill / When Two Are Really One – 56 w. Les Emery
Mercury (1960)
71622x45 Satan's Chauffeur / I'm A Fool For You – 04-60
71623x45 So Doggone Lonesome / Death Row - 60
United Artists (1960)
UA 253 Reveille / How Can I Be Best Man - 60
Sound Inc. (1965)
SI-106 Jackson Prison Bars / Aggravatin' Waitin' Baby - 65

note by Todd Minor


Jim Minor produced the records for Les Emery's Western CHuck Wagon label. Im Minor's son and he told me that les had the money and he let Minor produce the records. Minors initials are the record number and the initials are in the deadwax. On Lonnie Barrons record it was recorded at his radio station. Darold Hyde played guitar on the record and Minor produced it. He told me the whole story of going over to the station with Minor in the middle of the winter and they made the recording and then got the vehicle stuck in the snow in front of the station. Les Emery also owned another label in the mid 1950s called Modern Pop-Hit Recordings. The record number on this is the missing number on the chuck wagon label, JM-1005 and 1006. The only artist on this label Sue CHilders. Songs are Kiss-Mus-Tree and Ooh! Ooh! Golly Gee!. This was a Christmas record and Minor produced it as well. This was the first major recording to come out of Flint. Darold Hyde played guitar on this one and it was recorded at the Flint armory. Sue Childers changed her name to Sue CHilds and recorded a jazz lp in 1964 and went on to be the female vocalist for the Frank Sinatra Jr. band in the 1960s. On Minor's discog, Vada Belle and alice berry are not backing minor and the Jordanaires as i first reported to you years ago. Minor took Belle and Berry into the rca studio b and did a&r for them and they each recorded a record for United artists records in 1960. Belle's record number is UA 266 AND Berrys is UA 265.

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.