Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Gene Parsons



*09-04-1944 Los Angeles, CA
2nd version

By Praguefrank, Vaclav Zpatecka
SESSIONS also member of Nashville West, Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers
1957 Chicago, IL – Gene Parson with The Boys From The Bar Plenty
001 H08W-1536 CACTUS KID’S TALKIN’BLUES Eko NO. 501
002 THE BEAUTIFUL TEXAS WALTZ Eko NO. 501
ca April 1967 Gary S. Paxton Studio, Bakersfield, CA – Gib Guilbeau and Gene Parsons as Cajun Gib and Pete (Gib Guilbeau [vcl/rh gt/fiddle], Gene Parsons [drums/harmonica], Vern Gosdin [rh gt], Rex Gosdin [rh gt], James Burton [gt], Clarence White [ld gt/dobro], Carl Waldow [steel], Jerry Scheff [bass])
005 LOUISIANA RAIN Bakersfield Int. 1001/Alshire S 5121 Big Beat CDWIKD 219
006 SWEET SUZANNAH  Bakersfield Int. 1001/Alshire S 5121 Big Beat CDWIKD 219
007 MILES AND CITIES Big Beat CDWIKD 219
008 TWO PEOPLE Alshire SF 303  Big Beat CDWIKD 219
009 MR. SOMEBODY Big Beat CDWIKD 219
010 SWEET ROSIE 1007 /Alshire S 5121  SF 303 Big Beat CDWIKD 219
April/May 1967 Gary S. Paxton Studio, Bakersfield, CA – Gib Guilbeau and Gene Parsons as Cajun Gib and Pete (Gib Guilbeau [vcl/rh gt/fiddle], Gene Parsons [drums/harmonica], Clarence White [ld gt/dobro],  Vern Gosdin [rh gt], Rex Gosdin [eh gt], Carl Waldow [steel], Jerry Scheff [bass]. Producer: Gary S. Paxton)
011 C'EST LE VIEV (HAPPY CAJUN MAN)  Alshire S 5121  Big Beat CDWIKD 219
012 SWEET SUGAR BLUES  Alshire S 5121 Big Beat CDWIKD 219
013 WALK WITH SAM  Alshire S 5121  Big Beat CDWIKD 219
014 LOUISIANA COTTONFIELDS  Alshire S 5121  Big Beat CDWIKD 219
015 I GET A HURT ON INSIDE  Alshire S 5121  Big Beat CDWIKD 219
016 MULTIPLE HEARTACHES  Alshire S 5121 Big Beat CDWIKD 219
017 YOUNG COUNTRY GIRL  Alshire S 5121  Big Beat CDWIKD 219
Summer or Fall 1967 Gary S. Paxton Studio, Bakersfield, CA – Gib Guilbeau and Gene Parsons as Cajun Gib and Pete (Gib Guilbeau [vcl/rh gt/fiddle], Gene Parsons [drums/harmonica], Clarence White [ld gt/dobro], poss. Lenny Leblanc [steel], Wayne Moore  [bass/gt], Gary S.Paxton [keyboards], poss. Kenny Johnson [piano])
018 YOUR GENTLE WAYS OF LOVING ME  1007/Big Beat CDWIKD 219
019 WORKING ON A TUGBOAT Big Beat CDWIKD 219
020 INTO THE DARKNESS Big Beat CDWIKD 219
021 DESPERATION’S BACK AGAIN Big Beat CDWIKD 219
Mid/late 1967 [demo session] Gib and Gene's Auto Repair, Q Street, Palmdale, CA - Gib Guilbeau and Gene Parsons
02101 WOMAN’S DISGRACE Big Beat CDWIKD 219
02102 THERE’S STILL A LITTLE SOMETHING IN YOUR MIND  Brian 1979 Big Beat CDWIKD 219
02103 NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO Brian 1979
02104 CHIN UP LOVE
02105 YOU TELL IT TO THE KIDS
02106 SATAN SET ME FREE
02107 SWING OF THINGS
02108 # 1 CAJUN SONG (TITLE UNKNOWN)
02109 # 2 CAJUN SONG (TITLE UNKNOWN)
late 1968 [demo session] Hollywood, CA – Gib Guilbeau and Gene Parsons Gene Parsons [vcl/gt/banjo/bass], Clarence White [gt], Andy Nemark [drums], Gib Guilbeau/ Vassar Clements [fiddle], Bill Payne [synthesizer],  Ralp Stanley [tnr vcl])
02112 LOUISIANA WOMAN Big Beat CDWIKD 219
1973 Warner Brothers Studios, North Hollywood, CA – Gene Parsons
022 MONUMENT WB BS 3687 Sierra SCXD 6007
023 LONG WAY BACK WB BS 3687 Sierra SCXD 6007
023 DO NOT DISTURB WB BS 3687 Sierra SCXD 6007
024 WILLIN' WB BS 3687 Sierra SCXD 6007
025 ON THE SPOT WB BS 3687 Sierra SCXD 6007
026 TAKE A CITY BRIDE WB BS 3687 Sierra SCXD 6007
027 SONIC BUMMER WB BS 3687 Sierra SCXD 6007
028 I MUST BE A TREE WB BS 3687 Sierra SCXD 6007
029 DRUNKARD'S DREAM WB BS 3687 Sierra SCXD 6007
030 BANJO DOG WB BS 3687 Sierra SCXD 6007
031 BACK AGAIN WB BS 3687 Sierra SCXD 6007
1979 Music Grinder Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA – Gene Parsons (Gene Parsons [vcl/gt/ steel/banjo/ harmonica/ bass/ drums], Herb Pedersen [vcl], Albert Lee [el gt],  Greg Harris [gt/ mandolin], Bob Warford [gt], Joey Larson [gt], Pierre Bensusan [mandolin], Roger Bush [bass], Luiz Cabaza [piano/ organ/ Clavinet/ synthesizer]
032 MY KINGDOM FOR A CAR  Sierra SRS 8703
033 MELODIES FROM A BIRD IN FLYGHT (FOR CLARENCE)  Sierra SRS 8703
034 MAMA PAPA  Sierra SRS 8703
035 WON'T LAST LONG  Sierra SRS 8703
036 WAY OUT THERE  Sierra SRS 8703
037 HOT BURRITO #1  Sierra SRS 8703
038 NO FIRE HERE TONIGHT  Sierra SRS 8703
039 PASTIME  Sierra SRS 8703
040 LITTLE JEWELS (FOR LILYBET)  Sierra SRS 8703
041 WHY YOU BEEN GONE SO LONG  Sierra SRS 8703  
1987 unknown – Parsons Green (Gene Parsons: [vcl/gt/ bass/ drums/steel/ banjo/ harmonica],
Meridian Green [vcl/gt], Peter Oliva [bass], Richie Rosenbaum [drums])
P01 DON'T MISS YOUR WATER  Sierra SE 4223  
P02 BIRDS OF A FEATHER  Sierra SE 4223  
P03 LOOKIN' FOR TROUBLE  Sierra SE 4223  
P04 CALIFORNIA BLUES  Sierra SE 4223  
P05 LILY'S HOTBREAD  Sierra SE 4223  
P06 NO, YOU'RE NOT BROKEN  Sierra SE 4223  
P07 SWING LOW  Sierra SE 4223  
P08 SPOON RIVER  Sierra SE 4223  
P09 WIND AND RAIN  Sierra SE 4223  
P10 CATCH THE WIND  Sierra SE 4223  
P11 THE QUIET JOYS OF BROTHERHOOD  Sierra SE 4223    -
1990s [live] unknown – Gene Parsons
04101 SWING DOWN  Stringbender 002  
04102 SWEET SUSANNAH  Stringbender 002  
04103 RHUMBA MAN  Stringbender 002
04104 GUNGA DIN  Stringbender 002  
04105 ABILENE  Stringbender 002  
04106 BUGLER  Stringbender 002  
04107 DO NOT DISTURB  Stringbender 002  
04108 DARK MOON  Stringbender 002  
04109 WILLIN'  Stringbender 002  
04110 TAKE A CITY BRIDE  Stringbender 002  
04111 SWEET DESERT CHILDHOOD  Stringbender 002  
04112 STUDEBAKER STORY  Stringbender 002  
04113 BANJO DOG  Stringbender 002  
04114 WAY OUT THERE  Stringbender 002  
04115 I MUST BE A TREE  Stringbender 002  
04116 OLD BLUE  Stringbender 002
04117 YOU AIN'T GOING NOWHERE  Stringbender 002   
14-15 October 1999 [live] Caspar, CA – Gene Parsons and Meridian Green
04118 COAST HOTEL  Stringbender 003
04119 SIN CITY  Stringbender 003
04120 JUST AWAY  Stringbender 003
04121 CALIFORNIA BLUES  Stringbender 003
04122 COWBOY GIRL  Stringbender 003
04123 CHIEF SEATTLE  Stringbender 003
04124 SWEET DESERT CHILDHOOD  Stringbender 003
04125 BANJO DOG  Stringbender 003
04126 DRUNKARD'S DREAM  Stringbender 003
04127 LOOKIN' FOR TROUBLE  Stringbender 003
04128 LIFE CARRIES ON  Stringbender 003
04129 GET UP BLUES  Stringbender 003 
July 2001 Temple Studios, Albion, CA – Julian Dawson and Gene Parsons
042 FREEDOM OF THE HIGHWAY Fledg’ling FLED 3032
043 THE WALL THAT SURROUNDS YOU Fledg’ling FLED 3032
043 SHADOW ON THE MOON Fledg’ling FLED 3032
044 DON'T JUST DO SOMETHING (SIT THERE SON) Fledg’ling FLED 3032
045 HILLBILLIES ON PILLS Fledg’ling FLED 3032
046 TO HOLD YOU AGAIN Fledg’ling FLED 3032
047 IT'S NOT REALLY RAINING Fledg’ling FLED 3032
048 BANJO SONG Fledg’ling FLED 3032
049 LOSER'S BLUES Fledg’ling FLED 3032
050 BABY PLEASE Fledg’ling FLED 3032
051 A.M.N.W.A.W.S.M. Fledg’ling FLED 3032
052 HARP TO HEART Fledg’ling FLED 3032
053 LET ME DOWN SLOW Fledg’ling FLED 3032
054 BLUE FINGERS Fledg’ling FLED 3032
055 WHAT KIND OF CHANGE Fledg’ling FLED 3032




ALBUMS

Alshire S 5121 Cajun Country: Louisiana Rain; Sweet Susana; C'est Le Viev (Happy Cajun Man); Sweet Rosie; Sweet Sugar Blues; Walk With Sam; Louisiana Cottonfields; I Get A Hurt On Inside; Multiple Heartaches; Young Country Girl –  70 (MX: S-40,404/5; reissued on Big Beat CDWIKD 219 Louisiana Rain in 2002 with bonus tracks)
Warner Brothers BS 2687  Kindling: Monument; Long Way Back; Do Not Disturb; Willin'; On The Spot; Take A City Bride; Sonic Bummer; I Must Be A Tree; Drunkard's Dream; Banjo Dog; Back Again – 73 (also as part of Sierra SXCD-6007 The Kindling Collection (1994) containing also tracks by Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers)
Afrts RL-13-4 Fancy Dancer/Kindling: [side A: Courtland Pickett – Fancy Dancer: Make It good And Make It last; You Don’t Grow Old; It’s All Over Now; You’re Not There; The Homecoming; Softly saying; [side B: Gene Parsons – Kindling:]  Kindling: On The Spot; I Must Be A Tree; Long Way Back; Do Not Disturb; Back Again; Monument; Willin‘- 73 (radio promo version; MX: P-14717/2)
Sierra SRS-8703  Melodies: My Kingdom For A Car; Melodies From A Bird In Flyght (For Clarence); Mama Papa; Won't Last Long; Way Out There; Hot Burrito #1; No Fire Here Tonight; Pastime; Little Jewels (For Lilybet); Why You Been Gone So Long – 79
Sierra SE 4223 Birds Of A Feather: Don't Miss Your Water; Birds of a Feather; Lookin' for Trouble; California Blues; Lily's Hotbread; No, You're Not Broken; Swing Low; Spoon River; Wind and Rain; Catch the Wind; The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood  - 88 Parsons Green - w. Meridian Green
Stringbender 002 In Concert: I Hope They Let Us In: Swing Down; Sweet Susannah; Rhumba Man; Gunga Din; Abilene; Bugler; Do Not Disturb; Dark Moon; Willin'; Take a City Bride; Sweet Desert Childhood; Studebaker Story; Banjo Dog; Way Out There; I Must Be a Tree; Old Blue; You Ain't Going Nowhere - 01
Stringbender 003 Live From Caspar: Coast Hotel; Sin City; Just Away; California Blues; Cowboy Girl; Chief Seattle; Sweet Desert Childhood; Banjo Dog; Drunkard's Dream; Lookin' for Trouble; Life Carries On; Get Up Blues – 01 w. Meridian Green
Fledg’ling FLED 3032  Hillbilly Zen: Freedom of the Highway; The Wall That Surrounds You; Shadow On the Moon; Don't Just Do Something (Sit There Son); Hillbillies On Pills; To Hold You Again; It's Not Really Raining; Banjo Song; Loser's Blues; Baby Please; A.M.N.W.A.W.S.M.; Harp to Heart; Let Me Down Slow; Blue Fingers; What Kind of Change – 09-07-02 w. Julian Dawson (also on Stringbender 201)

INSTRUCTIONAL ALBUMS
? Strinbender Instructuonal LP – 70s w. Bob Warford

SINGLES
Eko (1957)
No. 501 Cactus Kid’s Talkin’Blues / The Beautiful Texas Waltz - 57

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