Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bill Carter



by Andrew Gallagher, Bill Carter, Dick Grant, Svein Martin Pedersen, Steve Hathaway, Thieu Van De Vorst

SESSIONS


1953 Radio Station KVSM, San  Mateo, CA – Big Jim Denoone and His Rhythm Busters (James “Jim” DeNoone [fiddle], William “Bill” Carter [vcl/gt], James “Jimmy” Edwards [ld gt], Travis Smith [steel], Vern Orr [bass], Hector “Heck” Luperini [drums])
001 6308-A I COULDN’T KEEP FROM CRYING Gilt-Edge T-14 Blue Ribbon 2S-25
002 6308-B THAT’S ME WITHOUT YOU T-14 2S-25
1953 Radio Station KVSM, San  Mateo, CA – Big Jim Denoone and His Rhythm Busters (James “Jim” DeNoone [fiddle], William “Bill” Carter [vcl/gt], James “Jim” Clark [ld gt], William “Billy” Sewell  [steel], Jimmy Edwards  [bass], Hector “Heck” Luperini [drums])
003 6309 MEXICAN JOE Blue Ribbon 2S-24
004 6310 HONEYMOON ON A ROCKET SHIP 2S-24
ca October 1953 Radio Station KVSM, San  Mateo, CA – Big Jim Denoone and His Rhythm Busters (James “Jim” DeNoone [fiddle], William “Bill” Carter [vcl/gt], James “Jimmy” Edwards [ld gt], Travis Smith [steel], Vern Orr [bass], Hector “Heck” Luperini [drums])
005 6444 LONG LOST GIRL  4 Star 1646
006 6445? BIG JIM BOOGIE –instr.- 4 Star ET-118
007 6446? HONEYCUT STOMP    -instr.- 4 Star ET-120
008 6447? WEDNESDAY NIGHT SWING –instr,-  4 Star ET-123
009 6448 Unknown Title
010 6449 Unknown Title
011 6450 Unknown Title
012 6451 Unknown Title
013 6452 WILD STRINGS –instr.- 4Star 1646 ET 117 Blue Ribbon 2S-27  3S-35
ca. March 1954 Emeryville, CA – Bill Carter And His Band (Bill Carter [vcl/gt], prob. James “Jim” [Grandpappy] Clark [ld gt], Bobby Black [steel], Vern Orr [bass], Heck Luperini [drums])
014 6613 MAKING BELIEVE 4 Star X-91
015 6614 Unknown Title
016 6615 Unknown Title
017 6616 Unknown Title
018 6617 Unknown Title
019 6618 MORE THAN A MAN CAN STAND    4 Star X-91
1954 Emeryville, CA – Bill Carter And His Band (Bill Carter [vcl/gt], Larry Black [ld gt], Roy Hammer [rh gt],  Bobby Black [steel], Vern Orr [bass], Heck Luperini [drums])
020 A STORY BOOK AFFAIR 4 Star ET-129/BACM CD D 220
021 A WOMAN’S WAY  ET-129
BACM CD D 110 SOPPIN' UP THE GRAVE4 STAR ROUNDUP  (UK, 2005)
ca. February 1956 Nashville, TN – Bill Carter (Bill Carter [vcl/gt], Hank Garland [ld gt], Don Helms [steel], Bob Moore [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Tommy Jackson [fiddle], Marvin Hughes [piano])
022 G8OW-618 BY THE SWEAT OF MY BROW Republic 7126-F/JEMF LP-110
023 G8OW-619 YOU AIN’T GOT MY ADDRESS ANYMORE 7126-F/Cactus CD-5007
JEMF LP-110 WORK’S MANY VOICES, Vol.1 (1984); CACTUS CD-5007 ROCKIN’ HILLBILLY, Vol.8
ca June 1957 Tally Studio, 419 Hazel St., Bakersfield, CA – Bill Carter (Bill Carter [vcl/gt], Roy Nichols [ld gt], Fuzzy Owen [bass], Henry Sharp [drums], Bill Woods [piano], Billy Mize, Bonnie Owens, Fuzzy Owen [hmny vcl]. Producer: Lewis Talley)
024 45-TR-111-A I WANNA FEEL GOOD Tally 111/Buffalo Bop Bb-CD-55017 CRH R-17 Classics CD-724
025 45-TR-111-B I KNEW HER WHEN Tally 111
BUFFALO BOP Bb-CD-55017 YOUNG AND WILD (GER, 1994);CRH R-17 ROCK FROM BAKERSFIELD: COUNTRY ROCK & ROLL 1956-1962 FROM BAKERSFIELD, CA;  CLASSICS CD-724 JUST AROUND BAKERSFIELD (SWE, 2009)
ca October 1957 Tally Studio, 419 Hazel St., Bakersfield, CA – Bill Carter (Bill Carter [vcl/gt], Roy Nichols [ld gt], Fuzzy Owen [bass], Henry Sharp [drums], Bill Woods [piano], The Three Notes [hmny vcl]. Producer: Lewis Talley)
026 45-TR-115-A TOO USED TO BEING WITH YOU Tally 115
027 45-TR-115-B I USED TO LOVE YOU 115/Buffalo Bop Bb-CD-55016 Classics CD-724
BUFFALO BOP Bb-CD-55016 ROMPIN’ STOMPIN’ (GER, 1994)
ca February 1959 SF Sound Recorders, San Francisco, CA – Bill Carter and The Rovin Gamblers [-1]/ Black Jack Wayne and The Rovin Gamblers [-2] (Bill Carter [vcl-1/gt], Jack “Black Jack Wayne” Shults [vcl-2], Billy Hodges [ld gt], Roy Hammer [rh gt], Vern Orr [bass], Donald “Don” Moon [drums])
028 RR-K8OW-1109 BABY BROTHER   -1 lack Jack BJ-105/Collector CLCD-4464
000 RRK8OW-1110 RIDE GUNMAN, RIDE -2  BJ-105
COLLECTOR CLCD-4464 CRAZY ROCKIN’ (NED, 2001)
ca March 1959 Joe Staley Studio, El Cerrito, CA – Bill Carter with Roy and Gene Henderson (Bill Carter  [vcl/gt], Roy Henderson [vcl], Gene Henderson [vcl], Roy Hammer [ld gt], Jody McCauley [steel], Vern Orr [bass], A.V. Looper [drums]. Producer: Jimmie O’Neal)
029 WHEN GOD DIPS HIS LOVE IN MY HEART Rural Rhythm 45-EP-516-A/RR-167
030 AMAZING GRACE 45-EP-516/RR-167
031 THIS WORLD IS NOT MY HOME 45-EP-516
032 WHERE WE NEVER GROW OLD 45-EP-516
 RURAL RHYTHM RR-167 GOOD TIME GOSPEL MUSIC (1967)
1959 Joe Staley Studio, El Cerrito, CA - Bill Carter, *and The Cooper Brothers (Bill Carter [vcl/gt], Robert “Bob” Anderson [ld gt], Vern Orr[bass], A.V. Looper [drums], The Cooper Brothers [hmny vcl*])
034 K8OW-1052 COOL TOM CAT Ozark OM45-1234/Esoldun RR-2010 White Label WLP-8953 Chief CCD-1156505 Collector CLCD-4453 Folkline 274-207 Buffalo Bop Bb-CD-55180
035 K8OW-1053 SECRET DATE*  Ozark OM-45-1234
ESOLDUN RR-2010  BOP BABY BOP (FRA, 1987);  WHITE LABEL WLP-8953 RARE ROCKERS FROM SMALL 1950’s LABELS, Vol.3 (NED, 1990);  CHIEF CCD-1156505 ULTRA RARE ROCKABILLIES, Vol.5 (NED, 1992);  COLLECTOR CLCD-4453 ROCKABILLY HOODLUMS, Vol.2. (NED, 1999);  FOLKLINE 274-207 HARDCORE ROCKABILLY, Vol.4. (UK); BUFFALO BOP Bb-CD-55180 SET ME FREE (GER,  2006)
1959 Joe Staley Studio, El Cerrito, CA - Bill Carter, *and The Cooper Brothers (Bill Carter [vcl/gt], Robert “Bob” Anderson [ld gt], Vern Orr[bass], A.V. Looper [drums], The Cooper Brothers [hmny vcl*]. Producer: Jimmie O’Neal)
036 STOWAWAY Honee B HB-45-EP-103/RRNOT-153
037 SEVEN YEARS* HB-45-EP-103/RRNOT-153
038 HALF HOUR ‘TIL SUNDOWN* HB-45-EP-103/Rural Rhythm RRNOT-153
039 RAMBLIN’ FEVER* HB-45-EP-103/Rural Rhythm RRNOT-153
040 JAILER MAN* Honee B HB-45-104/Rural Rhythm RR-N.S.-150
041 LEGEND OF BILLY THE KID* HB-45-104
RURAL RHYTHM RRNOT-153 NEW AND OLD TIME COUNTRY & FOLK SONGS (1965); RURAL RHYTHM RRN.S.150 THE NASHVILLE SOUND OF COUNTRY MUSIC (1964)
1959 Joe Staley Studio, El Cerrito, CA - Bill Carter  (Bill Carter [vcl/gt], Roy Hammer [ld gt], HermanBrasil [vcl/gt],  Bob Anderson [steel], Vern Orr [bass], A.V. Looper [drums]. Producer: Jimmie O’Neal)
042 CROSS ROAD Rural Rhythm R.R.E.P. 526
043 GOOD LORD TO KEEP ME HAPPY R.R.E.P. 526-A/ RRHG-141
044 WON’T YOU GO THERE WITH ME R.R.E.P. 526/RR-148
045 FULL TIME RELIGION R.R.E.P. 526/RR-148
046 THANK YOU DEAR LORD R.R.E.P. 526-B/RR-148
047 ONLY A TRAMP ON THE STREET R.R.E.P. 526/ RRHG-141
048 GRANDPA Rural Rhythm RR-147
RURAL RHYTHM RR-147 BLUEGRASS AND COUNTRY (1966)
1959 Joe Staley Studio, El Cerrito, CA - Bill Carter with The Cooper Brothers (Bill Carter [vcl/gt], Roy Hammer [ld gt], Robert “Bob” Anderson [steel], Vern Orr[bass], A.V. Looper [drums], The Cooper Brothers [hmny vcl. Producer: Jimmie O’Neal)
049 YOUR LAST DAY ON EARTH Rural Rhythm R.R.E.P. 45-527/RR-148
050 GOD’S MANSION IN THE SKY R.R.E.P. 45-527/RRHG-141
051 AIN’T YOU GONNA CHANGE Rural Rhythm R.R.E.P. 45-527/RR-149
052 THE GATES OF GLORY  R.R.E.P. 45-527/RR-148
053 WHERE YOU GONNA HIDE R.R.E.P. 45-527/ RRHG-141 HBR 009
054 GLORY IN YOUR SOUL R.R.E.P. 45-527/RR-148
RURAL RHYTHM RRHG-141 HAPPY GOSPEL SONGS (1966); RURAL RHYTHM RR-148 THE OLD COUNTRY CHURCH (1966); HILLBILLY RESEARCHER HBR 009 RURAL RHYTHM CALIFORNIA HILLBILLY AND COUNTRY MUSIC 1955 to 1960 (UK, 1999)
1959 Joe Staley Studio, El Cerrito, CA - Roy Henderson with Herman Brasil and Bill Carter (Roy Henderson [vcl/gt], Herman Brasil [vcl/gt], Bill Carter [vcl/gt], Roy Hammer [ld gt], Bob Anderson [steel], Vern Orr [bass], A.V. Looper [drums], Del Reeves [piano])
055 45-530A CRYING Rural Rhythm 45-530
056 45-530B AGONY 45-530
1959 SF Sound Recorders, San Francisco, CA -  Bill Carter And The Cooper Brothers -Jimmy River’s Band (Bill Carter [vcl/gt], The Cooper Brothers [hmny vcl], Jimmy Rivers [ld gt], Jimmy Luttrell [rh gt], Gene Duncan [rh gt], Lucky Ford [bass], ? [drums])
057 CH-103 COLT 45 [Part One] Check 103
058 CH-103-2 COLT 45 [Part Two]    103
ca April 1960 Cal Veale Studio, Modesto, CA – Bill Carter (Bill Carter [vcl/gt], House Brothers [hmny vcl], Ralph Keith [ld gt], Franklin Delano “Del” Reeves [banjo], Vern Orr [bass], Thomas “Tommy Dee” Donaldson [drums]. Producer: Cal Veale)
059 597 PONY EXPRESS Showboat No. 1504/Classics CD-734
060 598 YOU’LL NEVER KNOW No. 1504
CLASSICS CD-734  CRUISIN’ COUNTRY, Vol.2 (SWE, 2011) \
ca February 1961 Cal Veale Studio, Modesto, CA – Bill Carter (Bill Carter [vcl/gt], Del Reeves [ld gt], Ralph Keith [ld gt],  Lucky Ford [bass], Thomas “Tommy Dee” Donaldson [drums]. Producer: Cal Veale)
061 1452/61-XY-694 SHOT FOUR TIMES AND DY’IN D 1183 MGM K13026/BCD-15835
062 1453/61-XY-714 STRANGER SHAKE HANDS WITH A FOOL   1183 K13026/BCD-15835
BEAR FAMILY BCD-15835 “THE COMPLETE D SINGLES COLLECTION, Vol.4.: THE SOUNDS OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (GER)
1969 Nashville, TN – Bill Carter (Bill Carter [vcl/gt], Harold Bradley [ld gt], Lloyd Green [steel], Hargus Melvin “Pig” Robbins [pno], Buddy Harman [drums], Hargus Robbins [piano])
063 525A JOHN THREE SIXTEEN American Heritage 525
064 525B A MIGHTY MAN 525
1970 Denair, CA – Bill Carter Singers (Bill Carter [vcl/bass], Vi Carter [vcl-1], Roger Ely [ld gt], Harold Bell [rh gt], Marvin Wright [drums], Paul Landrus [piano])
065 MAMA WOULD PRAY Spring No.#
066 FOR EVER MORE -1 No.#
1972 Vancouver, WA – Bill Carter Singers (Bill Carter [vcl/gt], Vi Carter [vcl], Eugene “Gene” Breeden [ld gt], Timothy “Tim” Voyles [gt], Ellis Brown [bass], ? [drums],  Eugene “Gene” O’Keys [piano], ? [hmny vcl]. Producer: Gene Breeden)
067 MAMA ALWAYS LOVED THE ROSES Portland 1023/Brad LP-709
068 A TOUCH OF HOME Portland 1023/Brad LP-709
Bill Carter recorded gospels after 1972 as  The Bill Carter Singers, And The Carters, And Albums With The Christian Troubadors, And The Countrymen For Labels Such As Vision, Heart Warming, Hymntone, Scripture, Diplomat, Brad, And Crusade. These recordings not listed


                                                                      

SINGLES                                                                
4-Star  (1953)
Gilt Edge T-14 I Couldn’t Keep From Crying / That’s Me Without You – 07-53 (reissued on Blue Ribbon 2S-25)
45-1646 Long Lost Girl / Wild Strings – 11-53
Blue Ribbon 2S-24 Mexican Joe /  Honeymoon On A Rocket Ship – 5-
X-91 Making Believe / More Than A Man Can Stand – 08-05-54
Republic (1956)
7126-F By The Sweat Of My Brow / You Ain’t Got My Address Anymore – 12-03-56 (rev. March 24)
Tally (1957)
111 I Wanna Feel Good / I Knew Her When – 05-08-57 (rev. Aug. 8)
115 Too Used To Being With You /  I Used To Love You – 12-05-58 (rev. May 19)
Black Jack (1959)
BJ-105 Baby Brother [vcl Bill Carter] / Ride Gunman, Ride [vcl Black Jack Wayne] – 13-04-59 (rev. Apr. 20) Rovin‘ Gamblers
Rural Rhythm (1959)
45-EP-516 Amazing Grace; This World Is Not My Home / Where We Never Grow Old;  Good Time Gospel Music – 59 With Roy And Gene Henderson
Ozark
OM 45-1234 Cool Tom Cat / Secret Date – 07-03-60 (rev. March 14)
Rural Rhythm / Honee B* (1959-)
*HB-45-EP-103 Stowaway; Seven Years / Half Hour ‘Til Sundown; Ramblin’ Fever – 59
*HB-45-104 Jailer Man / Legend Of Billy The Kid – 60 (rev. March 14)
R.R.E.P. 526 Cross Road; Good Lord To Keep Me Happy; Won’t You Go There With Me / Full Time Religion; Thank You Dear Lord; Only A Tramp On The Street – 28-03-60 (rev. Apr. 4)
R.R.E.P. 45-527 Your Last Day On Earth; God’s Mansion In The Sky; Ain’t You Gonna Change / The Gates Of Glory; Where You Gonna Hide; Glory In Your Soul – ca 03-60 (rev. March 14)
45-530 Crying / Agony – 07-03-60 (rev. March 14)
Check (1959)
CH-103 Colt 45 [Part One] / Colt 45 [Part Two] – 04-07-60 (rev. July 11)
Showboat (1960)
No. 1504 Pony Express / You’ll Never Know No. 1504 – ca 06-60
D (1961)
1183 Shot Four Times And Dy’in / Stranger Shake Hands With A Fool – 04-61 (rev. Apr. 24; reissued on MGM K13026 in 19-07-61)
American Heritage (1969)
525 John Three Sixteen / A Mighty Man – 69
Spring (1970)
No # Mama Would Pray / For Ever More – 70
Portland (1972)
1023 Mama Always Loved The Roses / A Touch Of Home – 72

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