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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Benny Thomasson


*22-04-1909 Runnels County, TX, +01-1984
by Praguefrank
SESSIONS 
1965 [various sessions] unknown – Bartow Riley [-1], Vernon Solomon [-2], Benny Thomason  [-3] (Bartow Riley [fiddle-1], Vernon Solomon [fiddle-2], Benny Thomason  [fiddle-3], Lewis Thomasson [fiddle-7], Pete Osborne [gt-4], Mike Solomon [gt-5], Rickie Solomon [piano-6], E.J. Hopkins [gt-8], Chuck Gows [gt-9], Allan Thomasson [gt-10], Dale Thomasson [el bass-11]
001 ACE OF SPADES -3-4 County 703 CO-CD-2742
000 SALLY JOHNSON -2,5,6 County 703 CO-CD-2742
000 GREY EAGLE -1-4 County 703 CO-CD-2742
002 RAGTIME ANNIE  -3-4 CO-CD-2742
000 BEAUMONT RAG – 2-5-6 County 703 CO-CD-2742
000 STRAW BONNET -7 CO-CD-2742
000 SALLY GOODIN -1-4 County 703 CO-CD-2742
000 BLACK MOUNTAIN RAG -1-4 County 703 CO-CD-2742
000 RED APPLE RAG -2-5-6 CO-CD-2742
003 LADY'S FANCY -3-4  County 703 CO-CD-2742
000 WAKE UP THE NEIGHBORS -7 CO-CD-2742
004 IRISH MEDLEY REEL  -3  CO-CD-2742
005 HOT FOOT -3,8,9 CO-CD-2742
006 KILLIE MCKRANKIE -3-8-9 CO-CD-2742
007 SCOLDING WIFE -3-8-9 CO-CD-2742
000 STAR WALTZ -7-10  CO-CD-2742
008 BRILLIANCE -3-8-9-11  CO-CD-2742
000 GATESVILLE -7-10 CO-CD-2742
000 WAYNESBORO REEL -1-4 County 703 CO-CD-2742
000 CAPE GIRADEAU -7-4 CO-CD-2742
000 SUNNYSIDE -1-4 County 703 CO-CD-2742
009 FORTY YEARS AGO WALTZ -3  CO-CD-2742
000 SOPPING THE GRAVY -2-5-6 County 703 CO-CD-2742
010 GOLDEN EAGLE HORNPIPE  -3  CO-CD-2742
011 BONAPARTE'S RETREAT -3-4 County 703 CO-CD-2737
000 CRIPPLE CREEK -1 or -2 County 703
012 LAUGHING BOY -3-4 County 703 CO-CD-2737
013 BILLY IN THE LOW GROUND -3-4 County 703 CO-CD-2737
ca. 1969 unknown – Benny Thomasson (Benny Thomasson [fiddle], ? [gt])
014 DRY AND DUSTY (BUSH IN THE SHUCKS)  County 724 CO-CD-2737                                                   
015 BLACK AND WHITE RAG  County 724                                               
016 TOM AND JERRY  County 724 CO-CD-2737                                                    
017 DRY AND DUSTY  County 724                                                     
018 BUMBLEBEE IN THE GOURDVINE   County 724  CO-CD-2737                                      
019 DON'T LET YOUR DEAL GO DOWN   County 724 CO-CD-2737                                     
020 MIDNIGHT ON THE WATER    County 724  CO-CD-2737                                         
021 NIGGER IN THE WOODPILE    County 724                                           
022 JACK OF DIAMONDS   County 724  CO-CD-2737                                               
023 DRUNKARD'S HICCUPS   County 724    CO-CD-2737                                           
024 BLACK AND WHITE RAG    County 724  CO-CD-2737                                            
025 TUG BOAT     County 724 CO-CD-2737                                                      
026 DUSTY MILLER   County 724 CO-CD-2737                                                    
027 LOST INDIAN  County 724 CO-CD-2737
028 HELL AMONG THE YEARLINGS CO-CD-2737  
029 CATTLE IN THE CANE BREAK CO-CD-2737
030 FORKED DEER CO-CD-2737     
031 BITTER CREEK CO-CD-2737
032 BLACKBERRY BLOSSOM CO-CD-2737
033 LIME ROCK CO-CD-2737                                             
June 1972 [live] National Oldtime Fiddle Contest, Weiser, ID – Benny Thomasson and Jerry Thomasson (Benny Thomasson [fiddle], Jerry Thomasson [tenor gt], Dale Thomasson [Six-string Gt])
CRIPPLE CREEK  Voyager VRLP 309  
SALT RIVER  Voyager VRLP 309
APPLE BLOSSOM  Voyager VRLP 309
LIVERPOOL HORNPIPE  Voyager VRLP 309
PADDY ON THE TURNPIKE  Voyager VRLP 309
SALLY JOHNSON  Voyager VRLP 309
DRAGGIN' THE BOW  Voyager VRLP 309
LEATHER BRITCHES  Voyager VRLP 309
WAGGONER  Voyager VRLP 309
BILLY IN THE LOWGROUND  Voyager VRLP 309  
DON'T LET THE DEAL GO DOWN  Voyager VRLP 309
THAT'S A-PLENTY  Voyager VRLP 309
KANSAS CITY KITTY  Voyager VRLP 309
JACK OF DIAMONDS  Voyager VRLP 309
GREY EAGLE  Voyager VRLP 309
SOPPIN' THE GRAVY  Voyager VRLP 309
COTTON PATCH RAG  Voyager VRLP 309
HOTFOOT  Voyager VRLP 309
DURANG'S HORNPIPE  Voyager VRLP 309
TWINKLE LITTLE STAR  Voyager VRLP 309  
3 March 1974 [informal recordings] unknown – Benny Thomasson [not all tracks from this session]
BUSH IN THE SHUCKS  Voyager VRCD 345
FORTEEN DAYS IN GEORGIA  Voyager VRCD 345
STEELEY'S RAG  Voyager VRCD 345
GARFIELD MARCH  Voyager VRCD 345
POLK COUNTY BREAKDOWN  Voyager VRCD 345
CUCKOO'S NEST  Voyager VRCD 345
LOST INDIAN  Voyager VRCD 345
OLD APPLE BLOSSOM  Voyager VRCD 345
RED APPLE RAG  Voyager VRCD 345
SCOLDING WIFE  Voyager VRCD 345
KANAWHA MARCH  Voyager VRCD 345
SALLY GOODIN  Voyager VRCD 345
BILLY IN THE LOWGROUND  Voyager VRCD 345
DIXIE  Voyager VRCD 345
SCOTCH NUMBER 2  Voyager VRCD 345
LAUGHING BOY  Voyager VRCD 345
DARKIE'S DREAM  Voyager VRCD 345
WILD JOHN  Voyager VRCD 345
ROSE WALTZ  Voyager VRCD 345
RAGTIME ANNIE  Voyager VRCD 345
DUSTY MILLER  Voyager VRCD 345
SHUCKING THE BUSH  Voyager VRCD 345
TUGBOAT  Voyager VRCD 345
TOM AND JERRY  Voyager VRCD 345
BONNIE KATE  Voyager VRCD 345
MOTHER'S REEL  Voyager VRCD 345
MIDNITE ON THE WATER  Voyager VRCD 345
OLD BELL COW  Voyager VRCD 345
HERMANS RAG  Voyager VRCD 345
IRISH MEDLEY  Voyager VRCD 345
LIME ROCK  Voyager VRCD 345
SAY OLD MAN  Voyager VRCD 345
there is much more live and informal recordings from 1970s in Voyager files, partly issued on various compilations


ALBUMS
County 703 Texas Hoedown: Billy In The Low Ground; Sally Johnson; Ace Of Spades; Bonaparte's Retreat; Sally Goodin; Cripple Creek; Sunnyside; Beaumont Rag; Grey Eagle; Black Mountain Rag; Waynesboro Reel; Laughing Boy; Sopping The Gravy; Lady's Fancy – 65 Bartow Riley, Vernon Solomon, Benny Thomason
County 724 Country Fiddling From The Big State: Dry and Dusty; Bumblebee In The Gourdvine; Don't Let Your Deal Go Down; Midnight On The Water; Nigger In The Woodpile; Jack Of Diamonds; Drunkard's Hiccups; Black and White Rag; Tug Boat; Dusty Miller; Lost Indian; Tom and Jerry – 70
Voyager VRLP 309 A Jam Session with Benny and Jerry Thomasson:  Cripple Creek;  Salt River; Apple Blossom; Liverpool Hornpipe; Paddy on the Turnpike; Sally Johnson; Draggin' the Bow; Leather Britches; Waggoner; Billy in the Lowground;  Don't Let the Deal Go Down; That's A-Plenty; Kansas City Kitty; Jack of Diamonds; Grey Eagle; Soppin' the Gravy; Cotton Patch Rag; Hotfoot; Durang's Hornpipe; Twinkle Little Star – 73 w. Jerry Thomasson
OMAC 1 Texas Jam Session Featuring Four World Champion Fiddlers: Billy In The Low Ground; Black And White Rag; Blackberry Blossom; Summertime; Dusty Miller; Cotton Patch Rag; Wayfaring Stranger; Sally Johnson; Sweet Georgia Brown; Here, There And Everywhere; Ain't Misbehavin'; Beaumont Rag; Sally Goodin'; I'm Sorry; Tom And Jerry  - 76 Benny Thomasson, Texas Shorty, Terry Morris, Mark O'connor
Voyager VRCD-345 Say Old Man Can You Play the Fiddle: Bush In The Shucks; Forteen Days In Georgia; Steeley's Rag; Garfield March; Polk County Breakdown; Cuckoo's Nest; Lost Indian; Old Apple Blossom; Red Apple Rag; Scolding Wife; Kanawha March; Sally Goodin; Billy In The Lowground; Dixie; Scotch Number 2; Laughing Boy; Darkie's Dream; Wild John; Rose Waltz; Ragtime Annie; Dusty Miller; Shucking The Bush; Tugboat; Tom and Jerry; Bonnie Kate; Mother's Reel; Midnite On The Water; Old Bell Cow; Hermans Rag; Irish Medley; Lime Rock; Say Old Man - 99
County CO-CD-2737 Legendary Texas Fiddler: Dry And Dusty (Bush in the Shucks); Jack of Diamonds; Bumblee in the Gourdvine; Bonaparte's Retreat; Don't Let Your Deal Go Down; Hell Among the Yearlings;  Tom and Jerry;  Midnight on the Water;  Dusty Miller;  Billy in the Lowground;  Laughing Boy;  Cattle in the Canebreak;  Forked Dear; Drunkard's Hiccups; Tug Boat;  Black and White Rag;  Lost Indian;  Bitter Creek;  Blackberry Blossom;  Lime Rock – 05 (1966-69 recordings)
County CO-CD-2742 Texas Hoedown Revisited: Ace Of Spades;  Sally Johnson;  Grey Eagle; Ragtime Annie; Beaumont Rag; Straw Bonnet; Sally Goodin; Black Mountain Rag; Red Apple Rag; Lady's Fancy; Wake Up The Neighbors;  Irish Medley Reel;  Hot Foot;  Killie Mccrankie; Scolding Wife; Star Waltz; Brilliancy; Gatesville; Waynesboro Reel; Cape Giradeau; Sunnyside; Forty Years Ago Waltz;  Sopping The Gravy; Golden Eagle Hornpipe – 09 Bartow Riley, Vernon Solomon, Benny Thomason

Willis Wade




by Praguefrank, Mario Manciotti
SESSIONS
1966 Nashville, TN – Willis Wade
001 SITTING HERE THINKING Sims 278 
002 THE DOPE ADDICTS Sims 278 
ca 1970 Nashville, TN – Willis Wade (Willis Wade [vcl/el gt/ dobro/ fidlde/ banjo/ mandolin/ el bass/ flat top gt], Jackie Lynn [vcl/duet vcl[/ el bass],  Ray Salter [vcl/el bass/ drums/ gt/ fiddle], Eddie Weil [drums/ bass], Bob Cox [piano], Linda Waughn [vcl/dancer]. Producer: Ray Petersen)
003 MAKING PLANS Ruby Jean RJLP 1001
004 WADE'S RUNNING BANJO Ruby Jean RJLP 1001 
005 A PAIR OF CRAZY HEARTS Ruby Jean RJLP 1001 
006 WABASH CANNON BALL Ruby Jean RJLP 1001 
007 LOOKING FOR LOUISE Ruby Jean RJLP 1001 
008 LONESOME ROAD BLUES Rose 108/Ruby Jean RJLP 1001 
009 ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL Ruby Jean RJLP 1001 
010 MILWAUKEE HERE I COME Ruby Jean RJLP 1001 
011 MEDLEY: WILDWOOD FLOWER / BOIL THEM CABBAGE DOWN Ruby Jean RJLP 1001 
012 CHEATER WALKED OUT Rose 108/Ruby Jean RJLP 1001 
013 WAITING FOR A TRAIN Ruby Jean RJLP 1001 
014 MEDLEY: BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN / AIN'T NOBODY GONNA MISS ME WHEN I'M GONE / SOMEDAY WE'LL MEET AGAIN SWEETHEART Ruby Jean RJLP 1001   – 71


ALBUMS
Ruby Jean RJLP-1001 Introducing Mr. Versatile, the Fabulous Willis Wade: Making Plans; Wade's Running Banjo; A Pair Of Crazy Hearts; Wabash Cannon Ball; Looking For Louise; Lonesome Road Blues; Orange Blossom Special; Milwaukee Here I Come; Medley: Wildwood Flower / Boil Them Cabbage Down; Cheater Walked Out; Waiting For A Train; Medley: Blue Ridge Mountain / Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone / Someday We'll Meet Again Sweetheart – 71

SINGLES
Sims (1966)
278  Sitting Here Thinking / The Dope Addicts - 66                      
Rose
R-108 Cheater Walked Out / Lonesome Road Blues - 71

 

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
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