Monday, May 25, 2015

John Gordy



John Thomas Gordy, *20-10-1904 Pine Bluff, AR, +05-02-1961
2nd version

by Praguefrank, Hans Sandberg

SESSIONS
Summer 1951 Nashville, TN – John Gordy
001 SALTY DOG RAG Bullet 1097
002 OVER THE WAVES Bullet 1097
003 GOODBYE WALTZ Bullet 1098
004 ME (HE‘S MAKING EYES AT ME) Bullet 1098
Fall 1951 Nashville, TN – John Gordy Sextette
005 STILL LOVE TO KISS YOU GOODNIGHT 45-1099
006 SLOW POKE 45-1099
Early 1952 Nashville, TN – John Gordy with Hots Jackson and Old Timers
007 STEAMBOAT (BLOW YOUR WHISTLE AGAIN) 1101
008 WAY DOWN SOUTH 1101
1952 Nashville, TN – Poppa John Gordy
009 NEW FRANKIE AND JOHNNY 1105
010 ME IN C  1105
1953 Nashville, TN – Poppa John Gordy
011 MY LITTLE GIRL Bullet 1107
012 RAGGIN' THE BLUES Bullet 1107
013 HONOLULU LULU 1108
014 TINKLING ON THE KEYS  1108
21 December 1953 RCA Victor Studio, 155 East 24th St., Manhattan, New York City– Hal Lone Pine and/or Betty Cody (Hal Lone Pine [vcl-1], Betty Cody [vcl-2], Raymond Couture, Al Chernet, Herb Johnson, Ernie Newton, Shorty Long. Marty Gold, Poppa John Gordy [piano-3]. Producer: Stephen Sholes)
015 E3-VB-2843 I‘D LIKE TO SIT WITH THE BABY SITTER -1-3 47-5700
016 E3-VB-2846 SHE TOOK  -1-3  47-5700/ BCD-16787
February 1954 Thomas Productions, 109 13th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – John Gordy & His Funky Five (Producer: Stephen Sholes)
017 E4-VB-3635 ISLE OF CAPRI 47-5750
018 E4-VB-3636 MAKIN‘ WHOOPEE  47-5688/CAS 862
019 E4-VB-3637 IF YOU KNEW SUSIE LIKE I KNOW SUSIE 47-5688/CAS 862
020 E4-VB-3638 BYE, BYE BLUES 47-5750/LPM-1060
ca early September 1954 Thomas Productions, 109 13th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Poppa John Gordy
021 E4-VB-5193 MUSKRAT RAMBLE 47-5862
022 E4-VB-5194 FORTUNE IN DREAMS 47-5862
E4-VB-5191/2 may have been by John Gordy too
early October 1954 Thomas Productions, 109 13th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Poppa John Gordy and His Dixielanders (John Gordy [piano], Clint Garvin [vcl] + unknown musicians)
023 E4-VB-5568 OH, DIDN’T HE RAMBLE 47-5902
024 E4-VB-5569 SANTA PLAYS THE TROMBONE 47-5902
1954 unknown – Poppa John Gordy
025 BILL BAILEY  EPB 1060/LPM 1060
026 IT LOOKS LIKE RAIN IN CHERRY BLOSSOM LANE EPB 1060/ LPM-1060
027 BYE BYE BLACKBIRD EPB 1060/ LPM-1060 CAS 862
028 CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME EPB 1060/ LPM-1060
029 GIMME A LITTLE KISS, WILL YA, HUH?  LPM-1060 CAS 862
030 SALTY DOG RAG EPB 1060/ LPM-1060
031 THERE'LL BE NO TEARDROPS TONIGHT  EPB 1060/LPM-1060
032 WHEN MY DREAM BOAT COMES HOME EPB 1060/ LPM-1060
033 TIP TOE THROUGH THE TULIPS WITH ME EPB 1060/ LPM-1060
034 EV'RYTHING IS HOTSY TOTSY NOW  LPM-1060
035 FIVE MINUTES MORE  LPM-1060
ca. 17  November 1954 RCA Victor Studio, Methodist Television, Radio & Film Commission, Nashville, TN – Poppa John Gordy
036 E4-VB-6017 DUST IF THAT OLD PIANNA [OH SUZANNA or SACALE PELUSA AL PIANO*) 47-6035  RCA 1A-0388
E4-VB-6018 unknown title
037 E4-VB-6019 POPPA JOHN (PAPA JUAN*) 47-6035 RCA 1A-0388*
E4-VB-6020 unknown title
April 1955 RCA Victor Studio, Methodist Television, Radio & Film Commission, Nashville, TN – Poppa John Gordy and His Dixielanders (John Gordy [piano], Clint Garvin [vcl] + unknown musicians)
F2-WB-2227 unknown title
038 F2-WB-2228 BLOW MR. TROMBONE  47-6886
039 F2-WB-2232 ANDY JACK 47-6886
040 F2-WB-2233 BLUE SIOUX CITY FIVE 47-6240
May 1955 RCA Victor Studio, Methodist Television, Radio and Film Commission, Nashville, TN – Poppa John Gordy and His Dixielanders
041 F2-WB-2268 LOCO HOMBRE 47-6556
042 F2-WB-2269 HOW COME YOU DO ME LIKE YOU DO 47-6335/CAS 862
043 F2-WB-2270 I AIN’T GOT NOBODY 47-6335
044 F2-WB-2271 LINGERING DOWN THE LANE  47-6556
January 1956 RCA Victor Studio, Methodist Television, Radio and Film Commission, 1525 McGavock St., Nashville, TN – Poppa John Gordy/*Otto Bash
045 G2-WB-0212 ANNABELLA 47-6419 EPA 719
046 G2-WB-0213? LISBON ANTIQUA EPA 719
000 G2-WB-0214 LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN*  47-6426
000 G2-WB-0215 LATER ALLIGATOR*  47-6426
047 G2-WB-0216 MORITAT  47-6419 EPA 719
048 G2-WB-0217? THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY EPA 719
1956 unknown – Poppa John Gordy
049 THE OLD PIANO ROLL BLUES  LPM-1424   CAS 862
050 DO YOU EVER THINK OF ME  LPM-1424 
051 DOWN BY THE OLD MILL STREAM  LPM-1424 
052 CLAP HANDS, HERE COMES CHARLIE  LPM-1424 
053 ACE IN THE HOLE  LPM-1424 
054 THERE'S A QUAKER DOWN IN QUAKER TOWN  LPM-1424 
055 LINGER AWHILE  LPM-1424 
056 GOODNIGHT IRENE  LPM-1424 
057 SAN  LPM-1424 
058 SILVER MOON  LPM-1424 
059 CHARLESTON  LPM-1424
060 FLAPPERETTE  LPM-1424 
some tracks above may have been recorded on previous sessions

ALBUMS

RCA Victor LPM-1060 Poppa John Gordy’s Ragtime Piano: Bill Bailey; It Looks Like Rain In Cherry Blossom Lane; Bye Bye Blackbird; California, Here I Come; Gimme A Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh?; Bye Bye Blues; Salty Dog Rag; There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight; When My Dream Boat Comes Home; Tip Toe Through The Tulips With Me; Ev'rything Is Hotsy Totsy Now; Five Minutes More – 06-55 (MX: F2PP-1236/7)
RCA Victor LPM-1424 A Night At Poppa John’s: The Old Piano Roll Blues; Do You Ever Think Of Me; Down By The Old Mill Stream; Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie; Ace In The Hole; There's A Quaker Down In Quaker Town; Linger Awhile; Goodnight Irene; San; Silver Moon; Charleston; Flapperette – 08-57 (MX H2WP-2783/4)
RCA Camden CAL/CAS-862 The Father Of Honky-Tonk: Bill Bailey; Bye Bye Blackbird; Gimme A Little Kiss (Will Ya Huh?); If Youm Knew Susie (Like I Know Susie); It Looks Like Rain in Cherry Blossom Lane; The Old Piano Roll Blues; Bye Bye Blues; Makin’ Whopee; How Come You Do Me Like You Do; An Ace in the Hole – 65

EPs
RCA Victor
EPB 1060 Bill Bailey; It Looks Like Rain In Cherry Blossom Lane / When My Dream Boat Comes Home; Tip Toe Thru The Tulips With Me // Salty Dog Rag; Bye Bye Blackbird / California Here I Come; There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight – 55 (2 EPs)
EPA-719 Lisbon Antiqua: Lisbon Antiqua; Moritat / Annabella; The Trouble With Harry - 56 (MX G2HP-1134/5)



SINGLES
Bullet (1951-1953)
45-1097 Salty Dog Rag / Over The Waves – 09-51 (rev. Sept. 29)
45-1098 Goodbye Waltz / Me (He‘s Making Eyes At Me)  - 11-51 (rev. Dec. 15)
45-1099 Still Love To Kiss You Goodnight / Slow Poke – 11-51 (rev. Nov. 17) John Gordy Sextette
45-1101 Steamboat (Blow Your Whistle Again) / Way Down South – 03-52 (rev. March 8)
45-1105 New Frankie And Johnny / Me In C - 52
45-1107 My Little Girl / Raggin' The Blues – 53 and Brush Hill River
45-1108 Honolulu Lulu / Tinkling On The Keys - 53
RCA Victor (1954-56) 
47-5688 If You Knew Susie Like I Know Susie / Makin' Whoopee – 03-54 (rev. March 27)
47-5700 I’d Like To Sit With The Baby Sitter / She Took, She Took - 54
47-5750 Isle Of Capri / Bye, Bye Blues – 05-54 (rev. May 29)
47-5862 Fortune In Dreams / Muskrat Ramble - 54
47-5902 Santa Plays The Trombone / Oh, Didn’t He Ramble – 11-54 (rev. Dec. 4)
47-6035 Poppa John / Oh, Suzanna – 02-55 (rev. March 5)
47-6240 Oh, Didn‘t He Ramble / Blue Sioux City Sue – 09-55 (rev. Sept. 10)
47-6335 I Ain’t Got Nobody / How Come You Do Me Like You Do – 11-55
47-6419 Annabelle / Moritat – 01-56 (rev. Jan. 28)
47-6556 Loco Hombre / Lingering Down The Lane (Ah, Le Petit Vin Blanc) – 06-56 (rev. June 9)
47-6656 There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight / Salty Dog Rag – 09-56 (rev. Sept. 22)
47-6886 Andy Jack / Blow Mr. Trombone  - 57

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