Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mitchell Torok



*28-10-1929, Houston, TX
2nd version

by Richard Weize (in BCD 15906), Praguefrank, Kurt Rokitta, Thieu Van De Vorst, Rene Pavlik, Kittra Moore, Carl LaFong, Mario Manciotti, Steve Hathaway
SESSIONS

ca. 1949 ACA Studio, 612 Westheimer, Houston TX – Mitchell Torok
001 NACOGDOCHES COUNTY LINE FBC 102/BCD-15906
002 I'LL GET MY LOVIN' FROM SOMEONE ELSE 102/ BCD-15906
ca. late 1949 ACA Studio, 612 Westheimer, Houston TX – Mitchell Torok
003 ACA 1332 CLINGIN' HEART FBC 115/ BCD-15906
004 ACA 1333 PINEY WOODS BOOGIE FBC 115/ BCD-15906
June 1950 ACA Studio, 612 Westheimer, Houston TX – Mitchell Torok, * and Sally Lee
005 ACA 1679 TABLE HOPPIN' BLUES* 304/ BCD-15906
006 ACA 1680/IF 550 SOMEDAY (WHEN SOMEBODY HURTS YOU)* 305 45-8224/ BCD-15906
007 ACA 1681 YEARNIN'* 304/ BCD-15906
008 ACA 1682/IF 549 SOBER UP 305 45-8224/ LP-5081 BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
ca. April 1953 KWKH Radio Station Studio, 327 Texas St., Shreveport, LA – Mitchell Torok
009 LITTLE HOO-WEE 136/ LP-5081 BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
010 JUDALINA 136/ LP-5081 BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
ca. May 1953 KWKH Radio Station Studio, 327 Texas St., Shreveport, LA – Mitchell Torok
011 CARIBBEAN 140/ BCD-15906 [alt.] Guyden 2018/GLP 502 LP-5081 BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188 [alt. 2] unissued/BCD-15906
012 WEEP AWAY 140/ LP-5081 BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
ca. November 1953 KWKH Radio Station Studio, 327 Texas St., Shreveport, LA – Mitchell Torok
013 HOOTCHY KOOTCHY HENRY (FROM HAWAII) 150 Guyden 2018/ LP-5081 BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
014 GIGOLO 150/ BCD-15906 LP-5081
ca. February 1954 KWKH Radio Station Studio, 327 Texas St., Shreveport, LA – Mitchell Torok
015 EDGAR THE EAGER EASTER BUNNY 156/ LP-5081 BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
016 LIVING ON LOVE 156/ LP-5081 BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
ca. April 1954 KWKH Radio Station Studio, 327 Texas St., Shreveport, LA – Mitchell Torok
017 THE HAUNTING WATERFALL 162/ LP-5081 BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
018 DANCERETTE 162/ LP-5081 BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
ca. 1954 unknown – Mitchell Torok [Decca purchased on May 5, 1955]
019 87905 MY SILLY OLD HEART unissued/ BCD-15906
020 87906 SIT DOWN YOU'RE ROCKING THE BOAT unissued/ BCD-15906
021 87907 TOO LATE NOW 9-29576/ BCD-15906
022 87908 MY KIND OF WOMAN unissued/ BCD-15906
023 87909 LITTLE HOO-WEE unissued/ BCD-15906
3 October 1954 Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Ave. North, Nashville, TN - Mitchell Torok, * and Gail Ramona Redd
024 86901/BR 9030 THE WORLD KEEPS TURNING AROUND 9-29408/ LP-5081 BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
025 86902/BR 9031 A PEASANT'S GUITAR 9-29408/ LP-5081 BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
026 86903/BR 9032 ROULETTE 9-29326/ BCD-15906
027 86904/BR 9033 HAVANA HUDDLE 9-29326/ BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
028 86905/BR 9034 SMOOTH TALK* 9-29576/ BCD-15906
3 August 1955 Bradley Studios, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Mitchell Torok
029 88461/NA 9163 MARCHING MY BLUES AWAY 9-29661/ BCD-15906
030 88462/NA 9164 COUNTRY AND WESTERN (THAT'S FOR ME) 9-29661/ BCD-15906
8 February 1956 Music City Recordings, 804 16th Avenue, Nashville, TN – Mitchell Torok
031 89342/NA 9288 RED LIGHT GREEN, LIGHT 9-29863/ BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
032 89343/NA 9289 NO MONEY DOWN 9-29863/ BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
033 89344/NA 9290 IT'LL BE ALL RIGHT unissued/ BCD-15906
034 89345/NA 9291 A WOMAN BY YOUR SIDE unissued/ BCD-15906
19 May 1956 Music City Recordings, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Mitchell Torok (Mitchell Torok [vcl/gt], Grady Martin [gt], Samuel K. Pruett [gt], Bob Foster [steel], Bob Moore [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Tommy Jackson [fiddle]. Producer: Paul Cohen)
035 100019/NA 9397 I WISH I WAS A LITTLE BIT YOUNGER 9-29986/ LP-5081 BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
036 100020/NA 9398 MEMORIES OF YOU HAUNTING ME NIGHT AND DAY 9-30859/ BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
037 100021/NA 9399 WHEN MEXICO GAVE UP THE RUMBA 9-29986/ LP-5081 BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
038 100022/NA 9400 GO AHEAD AND BE A FOOL 9-30859/ BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
19 October 1956 Music City Recordings, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Mitchell Torok (Mitchell Torok [vcl/gt], Jerry Byrd [steel], Bob Moore [bass], Owen Bradley or Floyd Cramer [piano] + more unknown musicians)
039 100754/NA 9527 DRINK UP AND GO HOME 9-30134/ BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
040 100755/NA 9528 TAKE THIS HEART 9-30134/ BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
12 December 1956 Music City Recordings, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Mitchell Torok (Mitchell Torok [vcl/gt], Grady Martin [gt], Bob Moore [bass], Buddy Harman [drums] + more unknown musicians)
041 101219/NA 9616 PLEDGE OF LOVE 9-30230/ BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
042 101220/NA 9617 ANOTHER LOVE FROM NOW unissued/ BCD-15906
13 December 1956 Music City Recordings, 804 16th Avenue, Nashville, TN – Mitchell Torok (Mitchell Torok [vcl/gt], Grady Martin [gt], Samuel K. Pruett [gt], Bob Moore [bass], Jerry Byrd [steel] + more unknown musicians)
043 101221/NA 9618 WHAT'S BEHIND THE STRANGE DOOR 9-30230/ BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
044 101222/NA 9619 YOU NEVER BELONGED TO ME unissued/ BCD-15906
045 101223/NA 9620 SWEET REVENGE 9-30661/ BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
046 101224/NA 9621 LOVE ME LIKE YOU MEAN IT 9-30661/ BCD-15906 BACM [UK] CD D 188
15 July 1957 Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN - Mitchell Torok
047 102974/NA 9894 YOU WIN AGAIN unissued/ BCD-15906
048 102975/NA 9895 I CAN'T HELP IT unissued/ BCD-15906
049 102976/NA 9896 LOVE YOUR TOUCH (LOVE YOU SO MUCH) unissued/ BCD-15906
16 July 1957 Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN - Mitchell Torok
050 102971/NA 9901 TWO WORDS (TRUE LOVE) 9-30424/ BCD-15906
051 102972/NA 9902 YOU'RE TEMPTING ME 9-30424/ BCD-15906
052 102973/NA 9903 YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN unissued/ BCD-15906
2 January 1958 Clifton Herring Studio, 1705 West 7th St., Fort Worth, TX – Mitchell Torok
053 104053 HONOLULU BABY DL 8733 BCD-15906
054 104054 FILIPINO BABY DL 8733 LP-5081 BCD-15906
21 January 1958 Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN - Mitchell Torok
055 104370/NA 10083 HOW MUCH (DO I LOVE YOU) 9-30599/ BCD-15906
056 104371/NA 10084 BE KIND TO ME 9-30599/ BCD-15906
5 August 1958 Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN - Mitchell Torok
057 105474/NA 10347 THESE THINGS I HOLD DEAR 9-30742/ BCD-15906
058 105475/NA 10348 DATE WITH A TEARDROP 9-30742/ BCD-15906
8 December 1958 Mexican Movie Theatre, Dallas, TX – Mitchell Torok as by The Great Pretender
059 CO 62336 ALL OVER AGAIN AGAIN Gayla 1001 4-41358/ BCD-15906
060 CO 62337 YOU CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE Gayla 1001 4-41358/ BCD-15906
13 April 1959 Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Mitchell Torok
061 107101/NA 10671 YOU DRIVE BUDDY unissued/ BCD-15906
062 107102/NA 10672 THE P.T.A. ROCK AND ROLL 9-30901/ BCD-15906
063 107103/NA 10673 HERE I COME CRUEL WORLD unissued/ BCD-15906
064 107104/NA 10674 TEENIE WEENIE BIKINI 9-30901/ BCD-15906
065 107105/NA 10675 CRYIN' HONKY TONK BLUES unissued/ BCD-15906
19 August 1959 Western Recorders, 6000 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Mitchell Torok
066 LITTLE HOO WEE unissued
067 NEW GUITAR unissued/ BCD-15906
068 YOU ARE THE ONE unissued/ BCD-15906
20 August 1959 Western Recorders, 6000 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Mitchell Torok
069 ESPECIALLY FOR YOU unissued/ BCD-15906
070 KISH LEON unissued/ BCD-15906
071 JOHNNY'S GONE AWAY TO COLLEGE Guyden GLP 502/ BCD-15906
25 August 1959 Western Recorders, 6000 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Mitchell Torok
072 MEXICAN JOE 2028/GLP 502/ BCD-15906
073 LITTLE HOO-WEE GLP 502/ BCD-15906
074 RIG-A-JIG-A-BOOM GLP 502/ BCD-15906
075 YOU ARE THE ONE 2028/GLP 502 BCD-15906
076 THAT'S MY DESIRE unissued/ BCD-15906
5 October 1959 Sound Enterprises, 5539 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Mitchell Torok
077 GUARDIAN ANGEL 2032/GLP 502 BCD-15906
078 A ROSE COVERED GARDEN GLP 502 BCD-15906
079 WHEN THE STARS GET IN YOUR EYES GLP 502 BCD-15906
6 December 1959 Clifford Herring Studio, 1705 West 7th St., Fort Worth, TX – Mitchell Torok
080 JUNGLE FEVER unissued
5 January 1960 Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Mitchell Torok
081 I WANT TO KNOW EV'RYTHING 2032/GLP 502 BCD-15906
082 GUARDIAN ANGEL unissued/ BCD-15906
16 March 1960 Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Mitchell Torok
083 PINK CHIFFON 2034/GLP 502 BCD-15906
084 SEVENTEENTH SUMMER unissued/ BCD-15906
085 WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW (WON'T HURT YOU) 2034/GLP 502 BCD-15906
30 June 1960 Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Mitchell Torok
086 HAPPY STREET 2040/ BCD-15906
087 LITTLE BOY IN LOVE 2040 BCD-15906
088 KING OF HOLIDAY ISLAND unissued/ BCD-15906
March 1961 Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashvile 3, TN – Mitchell Torok
089 YW-20364/PS-587 EL TIGRE Mercury 71816/ BCD-15906
090 YW-20365/PS-588 EATING MY HEART OUT 71816/ BCD-15906
091 YW-20366/PS-589 THE COMANCHEROS unissued/ BCD-15906
17 August 1962 [no 10751] Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Mitchell Torok
092 38109 RIO GRANDE 4846/ BCD-15906
093 38110 FOOL'S DISGUISE 4846/ BCD-15906
1 February 1963 [no 10824] Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville 3, TN – Mitchell Torok
094 38370 MIGHTY MIGHTY MAN 4946 BCD-15906
095 38371 FOR SOMEBODY WHO'S SUPPOSED TO BE HURTIN' 4946/ BCD-15906
096 38372 I'M NOT MYSELF unissued/ BCD-15906
unknown details [radio shows?] unknown – Mitchell Torok
09601 HAWAIIAN SUNSET BCD-15906
09602 LITTLE SECRETS BCD-15906
09603 I WISH BCD-15906
09604 TIMID SOUL BCD-15906
09605 EL TIGRE BCD-15906
09606 SUMMER ROMANCE BCD-15906
09607 YOUR LOVE BCD-15906
09608 TOO BAD BCD-15906
09609 FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE BCD-15906
09610 TREE BCD-15906
09611 WHAT GOES ON IN YOUR HEART BCD-15906
09612 IMAGINATION BCD-15906
09613 HIDIN' THE HURT BCD-15906
09614 LITTLE TEENAGE HEART BCD-15906
09615 COUNTRY MUSIC I GAVE YOU THE BEST YEARS OF MY LIFE BCD-15906


1963 poss. Nashville, TN – Mitchell Torok as by Mitch Torok and The Matches
097 M 8601 (THE LAND OF) BOBBY BEEBLE Inette 105
098 M 8602 ARE YOU TRYING TO TELL ME SOMETHIN' Inette 105
1964 Nashville, TN – Mitch Torok
099 SO-1561 LOUISIANA WOMAN Gayla 1008
100 SO-1562 I CAN STAND IT (AS LONG AS SHE CAN) Gayla 1008
ca. late June 1965 RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Mitchell Torok (Producer: Chet Atkins)
101 SWA4-2597 THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN HAND 47-8646
102 SWA4-2598 CARIBBEAN 47-8703
103 SWA4-2599 I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET 47-8646
104 SWA4-2600 WITCHY WOMAN 47-8703
ca May 1966 Hollywood, CA – Mitchell Torok/* and Gayle Jones  as Mitch and Gail (Producer: Jimmy Bowen)
105 J 4261 FRIENDS AND ENEMIES* Reprise 0520
106 J 4262 unknown title
107 J 4263 BLAME IT ON THE TIMES (WE'RE LIVING IN)* Reprise 0520
108 J 4264 I LET THE HURTS PUT ME IN THE DRIVER'S SAT 0541
109 J 4265 unknown title
110 J 4266 unknown title
111 J 4267 INSTANT LOVE 0541
1966 Hollywood, CA – Mitchell Torok
11101 LESSON 1 THE STRINGS Reprise RS-6223
11102 LESSON 2 HOW TO TUNE YOUR GUITAR Reprise RS-6223
11103 LESSON 3 KEY OF C Reprise RS-6223
11104 LESSON 4 MINORS Reprise RS-6223
11105 LESSON 5 STRUMMING 4-4 TIME Reprise RS-6223
11106 LESSON 6 KEY OF G Reprise RS-6223
11107 LESSON 7 MINORS Reprise RS-6223
11108 LESSON 8 STUMMING 3-4 TIME Reprise RS-6223
11109 LESSON 9 THE CLAMP Reprise RS-6223
11110 LESSON 10 RHYTHM Reprise RS-6223
ca. November 1966 Hollywood, CA – Mitchell Torok,* aka The Great Pretender
112 J 4715 A REALLY BIG COUNTRY GO-GO SHOW* 0555
113 WHAT'S THE WORLD COMIN' TO* 0555
March 1967 Hollywood, CA – Mitchell Torok (Producer: Jimmy Bowen)
114 K 4836 FALLIN' IN LOVE AGAIN 0568
115 BABY, BABY, BABY 0538
1971 unknown – Mitch Torok, *with Ramona Redd
116 1003 CALIFORNIA MORNIN'* Calico 1003/1004
117 1004 HAMMER ME A HOUSE* Calico 1003/1004
+ more Unknown tracks for album (both above tracks announce to be on album)
Ca 1971 unknown  – Mitch Torok
123 LIGHTS OF TEXARKANA Calico 1008
124 COMIN’ DOWN TO LEAVIN’ Calico 1008
125 1010 WORLD'S GREATEST COUNTRY SHOW Calico 1010/1011
126 1011 unknown title Calico 1010/1011
1972 ACA Studios, Houston, TX – Mitch Torok and Ramona Redd
127 TEXAS YOU'RE LIKE A WOMAN Texas Specialty LH 8354/4  
128 PINEY WOODS Texas Specialty LH 8354/4 
129 BATTLE OF SAN JACINTO Texas Specialty LH 8354/4 
130 PADRE ISLE Texas Specialty LH 8354/4  
131 JUDGE ROY BEAN Texas Specialty LH 8354/4  
132 BRAZOS RIVER BOTTOM LAND Texas Specialty LH 8354/4  
133 SUNDAY GO TO MEETIN' Texas Specialty LH 8354/4  
134 FERRY ME OVER TO BOLIVIA Texas Specialty LH 8354/4  
135 BIG BEND COUNTRY Texas Specialty LH 8354/4 
136 CORPUS CHRISTI BAY Texas Specialty LH 8354/4 
137 SPINDLETOP Texas Specialty LH 8354/4 
138 ODE TO THE HIGH PLAINS Texas Specialty LH 8354/4 
1974 unknown – Mitchell Torok
139 711-2262 THE TALKING JUKE BOX, PART 1 Republican R-1974
140 711-2263? THE TALKING JUKE BOX, PART 2 Republican R-1974
1984 unknown – Mitch Torok
141 U 11813 MADAM PRESIDENT Delta 3250
142 U 11813 STAR SPANGLED BANNER  Delta 3250

ALBUMS
Guyden GLP/GLPS-502 Carribean: Caribbean; A Rose Covered Garden; Pink Chiffon; What You Don't Know (Won't Hurt You); Little Hoo Wee; When The Stars Get In Your Eyes; I Want To Know Everything; Guardian Angel; Mexican Joe; You Are The One; Rig-A-Jig-A-Boom; Johnny's Gone Away To College - 60
Reprise R/RS-6223 Instant Fun Guitar Course: Lesson 1 The Strings;  Lesson 2 How To Tune Your Guitar; Lesson 3 Key Of C;  Lesson 4 Minors;  Lesson 5 Strumming 4-4 Time;  Lesson 6 Key Of G;  Lesson 7 Minors; Lesson 8 Stumming 3-4 Time;  Lesson 9 The Clamp; Lesson 10 Rhythm – 11-66
Texas Specialty LH 8354/4 Ballads Of Texas: Texas You're Like A Woman;  Piney Woods; Battle Of San Jacinto; Padre Isle;  Judge Roy Bean;  Brazos River Bottom Land;  Sunday Go To Meetin';  Ferry Me Over To Bolivia;  Big Bend Country; Corpus Christi Bay; Spindletop; Ode To The High Plains – 72 w. Ramona Redd
Calico ? album of Mith Torok and Ramona Redd anounced, no info found
Cowgirlboy [GER] LP-5081 The Original "Caribbean": Caribbean;Hootchy Kootchy Henry (From Hawaii); Filipino Baby; Gigolo; Weep Away; Little Hoo-Wee; Judalina; Haunting Waterfall; Dancerette; I Wish I Was A Little Bit Younger (And Knew What I Know Now); When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba (To Do The Rock And Roll); World Keeps Turning Around; Peasant's Guitar; Living On Love; Edgar The Eager Easter Bunny; Sober Up - 92
Guyden [bootleg] LP-502 Red Light, Green Light: You Are The One; Mexican Joe; I Want To Know Everything; Caribbean; Pink Chiffon; What You Don't Know (Won't Hurt You); Rig-A-Jig-A-Boom; When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba; Red Light Green Light; The PTA Rock And Roll; Teenie Weenie Bikini; What's Behind The Strange Door; Two Words; Sweet Revenge; Be Kind To Me; El Tigre; Living On Love - 92
Bear Family [GER] BCD-15906 Mexican Joe In The Caribbean: Nacogdoches County Line;  I'll Get My Lovin' from Someone Else; Clingin' Heart; Piney Woods Boogie; Yearnin'; Someday (When Someone Hurts You); Table Hoppin' Blues; Sober Up; Little Hoo-Wee; Judalina; Caribbean; Weep Away; Caribbean - (alternate take); Hootchy Kootchy Henry (From Hawaii); Gigolo; Edgar the Eager Easter Bunny; Living on Love; The Haunting Waterfall;  Dancerette;  The World Keeps Turning Around;  A Peasant's Guitar;  Roulette;  Havana Huddle;  Smooth Talk;  My Silly Old Heart;  Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat;  Too Late Now;  My Kind of Woman;  Little Hoo-Wee; Marching My Blues Away;Country and Western (That's for Me); Red Light, Green Light; No Money Down; It'll Be Alright; A  Woman by Your Side;  I Wish I Was a Little Bit Younger (And Knew What I Know Now); Memories of You Haunting Me Night and Day;  When Mexico Gave Up the Rhumba (To Do the Rock and Roll);  Go Ahead and Be a Fool;  Drink Up and Go Home;  Take This Heart;  Pledge of Love;  Another Love from Now;  What's Behind the Strange Door;  You Never Belonged to Me;  Sweet Revenge;  Love Me Like You Mean It;  You Win Again;  I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With You);  Love Your Touch (Love You So Much);  Two Words (True Love);  You're Tempting Me;  You Can't Keep a Good Man Down;  Honolulu Baby;  Filipino Baby;  How Much (Do I Love You);  Be Kind to Me;  These Things I Hold Dear; A  Date With a Teardrop;  All Over Agian, Again;  You Can't Get There from Here; You Drive, Buddy; The P.T.A. Rock and Roll;  Here I Come Cruel World;  Teenie Weenie Bikini; Cryin' Honky Tonk Blues;  Caribbean;  New Guitar;  You Are the One; Especially for You;  Kish Leon;  Johnny's Gone Away to College;  Mexican Joe;  Little Hoo-Wee;  Rig-A-Jig-A-Boom;  You Are the One;  That's My Desire;  Guardian Angel; A  Rose-Covered Garden;  When the Stars Get in Your Eyes;  I Want to Know Ev'ryrthing;  Guardian Angel;  Pink Chiffon;  Seventeenth Summer;  What You Don't Know (Won't Hurt You);  Happy Street;  Little Boy in Love;  King of Holiday Island; El Tigre; Eating My Heart Out;  The Commancheros;  Rio Grande; Fool's Disguise;  A Mighty, Mighty Man;  For Somebody Who's Supposed to Be Hurtin';  I'm Not Myself;  Hawaiian Sunset;  Little Secrets;  I Wish;  Timid Soul; El  Tigre; Summer Romance;  Your Love;  Too Bad;  For Your Precious Love;  The Tree;  What Goes on in Your Heart;  Imagination;  Hidin' the Hurt;  Little Teenage Heart Country Music I Gave You the Best Years of My Life – 96 (4CD box;complete 1949-63)
BACM [UK] CD D 188 Drink Up And Go Home: Drink Up And Go Home; Take This Heart; Havana Huddle; Red Light Green Light; What's Behind The Strange Door; Pledge Of Love; Haunting Waterfall; Dancerette; A Peasant's Guitar; The World Keeps Turning Around; When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba; I Wish I Was A Little Bit Younger; No Money Down; Hootchy Kootchy Henry From Hawaii; Gigalo; Weep Away; Caribbean; Judalina; Little Hoo Wee; Living On Love; Love Me Like You Mean It; Go Ahead And Be A Fool; Memories Of You Haunting Me Night And Day; Sweet Revenge; Sober Up; Edgar The Eager Easter Bunny – 26-03-07


Future Noise ? When Mexico Gave Up the Rhumba - The Best of Mitchell Torok: Nacogdoches County Line; I’ll Get My Lovin’ from Someone Else;  Clingin’ Heart; Piney Woods Boogie; Yearnin’ (w. Sally Lee); Table Hoppin’ Blues (Sally Lee); Someday (When Someone Hurts You)   (w. Sally Lee); Sober Up (w. Sally Lee); Little Ho-Wee; Judalina; Caribbean; Weep Away; Hootchy Kootchy Henry (From Hawaii); Gigolo; Edgar the Easter Bunny; Living On Love; The Haunting Waterfall; Dancerette;  Roulette; Havana Huddle; A Peasant’s Guitar; The World Keeps Turning Around; Smooth Talk (w. Gail Ramona Redd);Too Late Now; Marching My Blues Away; Country and Western (That’s for Me); Red Light, Green Light; No Money Down; When Mexico Gave Up the Rhumba (To Do the Rock and Roll); I Wish I Was a Little Bit Younger (And Knew What I Know Now); Drink Up and Go Home; Take This Heart; Pledge of Love; What’s Behind the Strange Door?; Two Words (True Love); You’re Tempting Me; Sweet Revenge; Love Me Like You Mean It; Caribbean (Alternate Take); Memories of You Haunting Me Night and Day; Go Ahead and Be a Fool;Little Ho-Wee (Re-Recorded); My Silly Old Heart; Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat; My Kind of Woman; It’ll Be All Right; A Woman By Your Side; Another Love from Now; You Never Belonged to Me; You Win Again; I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You); Love Your Touch (Love You So Much); You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down – 27-08-08 (double, prob. digital only)
Acrobat ADDCD 3104 The Mitchell Torok Collection 1949-1960: Nacogdoches County Line; I'll Get My Lovin' from Someone Else; Clingin' Heart; Piney Woods Boogie; Yearnin'; Table Hoppin' Blues; Someday When Someone Hurts You; Sober Up; Little Ho-Wee; Judalina; Caribbean; Weep Away; Hootchy Kootchy Henry from Hawaii; Gigolo; Edgar the Easter Bunny; Living on Love; The Haunting Waterfall; Dancerette; Roulette; Havana Huddle; A Peasant's Guitar; The World Keeps Turning Around; Smooth Talk; Too Late Now; Marching My Blues Away; Country and Western That's for Me; Red Light, Green Light; No Money Down; When Mexico Gave up the Rhumba; I Wish I Was a Little Bit Younger and Knew What I Know Now; Drink up and Go Home; Take This Heart; Pledge of Love; What's Behind the Strange Door?; Two Words (True Love); You're Tempting Me; Sweet Revenge; Love Me Like You Mean It; Memories of You Haunting Me Night and Day; Go Ahead and Be a Fool; Little Ho-Wee Alt. Take; My Silly Old Heart; Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat; My Kind of Woman; It'll Be All Right; Woman by Your Side; Another Love from Now; You Never Belonged to Me; You Win Again; I Can't Help It If I'm Still in Love with You; Love Your Touch Love You so Much; You Can't Keep a Good Man Down; Caribbean [alt.]; You Are the One; Mexican Joe; I Want to Know Everything; Guardian Angel; Pink Chiffon; What You Don't Know – 16-12-13 (double, sampler)
 


SINGLES


FBC (1949)
102 Nacogdoches County Line / I'll Get My Love From Someone Else - 49
115 Clingin' Heart / Piney Woods Boogie - 49
Royalty (1950)
304 Yearnin' / Table Hoppin' Blues - 50
305 Someday (When Someone Hurts You) / Sober Up - 50 (reissued on Imperial 8224 in 12-53)
Abbott (1953-54)
136-45 Judalina / Little Hoo-Vee - 03-53
140-45 Caribbean / Weep Away - 08-53
150-45 Hootchy Kootchy Henry / Gigolo - 11-53
156-45 Living On Love / Edgar, The Eager Easter Bunny - 03-54
162-45 Dancerette / The Haunting Waterfall - 06-54
Decca (1954-59)
9-29326 Roulette / Havana Huddle - 11-54
9-29408 A Peasant's Guitar / The World Keeps Turning Around - 01-55
9-29576 Too Late Now / Smooth Talk - 07-55
9-29661 Marching My Blues Away / Country And Western - 10-55
9-29863 Red Light, Green Light / No Money Down - 03-56
9-29986 I Wish I Was A Little Bit Younger / When Mexico Gave Up A Rhumba – 07-56
9-30134 Drink Up And Go Home / Take This Heart - 11-56
9-30230 Pledge Of Love / What's Behind That Strange Door - 02-57
9-30424 Two Words (True Love) / You're Tempting Me - 08-57
9-30599 How Much / Be Kind To Me - 03-58
9-30661 Sweet Revenge / Love Me Like You Mean It - 06-58
9-30742 These Things I Hold Dear / Date With A Teardrop - 09-58
9-30859 Go Ahead And Be A Fool / Memories Of You Haunting Me Night And Day - 03-59
9-30901 The P.T.A. Rock And Roll / Teenie Weenie Bikini - 05-59
Gayla (1958) as by The Great Pretender
1001 All Over Again Again / You Can't Get There From Here - 59 (also on Columbia 4-41358 on 16-03-59)
Guyden (1959-60)
2018 Caribbean [alt. version] / Hootchy Kootchy Henry - 07-59 (Abbott recordings)
2028 Mexican Joe / You Are The One - 10-59
2032 Guardian Angel / I Want To Know Everything - 01-60
2034 Pink Chiffon / What You Don't Know - 04-60
2040 Happy Street / Little Boy In Love - 60
912 Caribbean / (Donnie Owens:) Need You (reissue. Released on Jamie)
Mercury (1961)
71816 El Tigre / Eating My Heart Out - 04-61
Capitol (1962-63)
4846 Rio Grande / Fool's Disguise – 24-09-62
4946 Mighty Mighty Man / For Somebody Who's Supposed To Be Hurtin' (You Sure Are Having Lots Of Fun) – 25-03-63
Gayla (1964)
1008 Louisiana Woman / I Can Stand It (As Long As She Can) - 64
Inette (ca. 1964) as by Mitch Torok and the Matches
105 (The Land Of) Bobby Beeble / Are You Trying To Tell Me Somethin' – 10-63
RCA Victor (1965)
47-8646 I Needed All The Help I Can Get / The Man With The Golden Hands - 08-65
47-8703 Caribbean / Witch Woman - 10-65
Reprise (1966-67)
0520 Blame It On The Times (We're Living In) / Friends And Enemies – 66 As By Mitch And Gail
0541 Instant Love / I Let The Hurts Put Me In The Driver's Sat - 12-66
0555 A Really Big Country Go-Go-Show / What's The World Comin' To – 02-67 as by The Great Pretender
0568 Fallin' In Love Again / Baby, Baby, Baby - 04-67
Calico (1971)
1003/1004 California Mornin' / Hammer Me A House - 71  w. Ramona Redd
1008 Lights Of Texarkana / Comin’ Down To Leavin’ – 71?
1010/1011 World's Greatest Country Show / ? – 71?
Republican (1974)
R-1974 The Talking Juke Box, Part 1 /  The Talking Juke Box, Part 2 – 74
Delta (1984)
3250 Madam President /  Star Spangled Banner - 84

Fiction Family



By Praguefrank

SESSIONS
2006-2008 unknown - The Fiction Family  (Sean Watkins, Jon Forman)
001 WHEN SHE'S NEAR ATO 21601
002 OUT OF ORDER ATO 21601
003 NOT SURE ATO 21601
004 BETRAYAL ATO 21601
005 ELEMENTS COMBINED ATO 21601
006 WAR IN MY BLOOD ATO 21601
007 THROW IT AWAY ATO 21601
008 CLOSER THAN YOU THINK ATO 21601
009 PLEASE DON'T CALL IT LOVE ATO 21601
010 MOSTLY ATO 21601
011 WE RIDE ATO 21601
012 LOOK FOR ME BABY ATO 21601
013 FRIDAY I'M IN LOVE ATO 21601
014 RESURRECT ME ATO 21601
015 NO OTHER NEEDS ATO 21601
2012 Heritage Recording Co., Burbank, CA – The Fiction Family (Sean Watkins, Jon Forman +  Tyler Chester [bass], Aaron Redfield [drums])
016 AVALON Rock Ridge 61388  
017 GUILT Rock Ridge 61388  
018 UP AGAINST THE WALL Rock Ridge 61388
019 GIVE ME BACK MY GIRL Rock Ridge 61388  
020 DAMAGED Rock Ridge 61388  
021 GOD BADGE Rock Ridge 61388  
022 NEVER CALL Rock Ridge 61388
023 JUST ROB ME  Rock Ridge 61388
024 REALITY CALLS Rock Ridge 61388
025 FOOLS GOLD Rock Ridge 61388  

ALBUMS

ATO 21601 The Fiction Family: When She's Near; Out of Order; Not Sure; Betrayal; Elements Combined; War In My Blood; Throw It Away; Closer Than You Think; Please Don't Call It Love; Mostly; We Ride; Look For Me Baby; Friday I'm In Love; Resurrect Me; No Other Needs – 20-01-09
Rock Ridge 61388 Fiction Family Reunion: Avalon;  Guilt;  Up Against the Wall; Give Me Back My Girl;  Damaged;  God Badge;  Never Call;  Just Rob Me  ; Reality Calls; Fools Gold – 29-01-13