Saturday, June 13, 2015

Bill Pursell



William Whitney Pursell, *Oakland, CA
2nd version

by Praguefrank, Michel Ruppli, Carl G. Cederblad

SESSIONS


23 August 1962 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Bill Pursell (Bill Pursell [piano], Thomas Grady Martin [gt/leader], Harold R. Bradley [bass gt], Homer L. “Boots” Randolph [sax], Anita Kerr Singers [bck vcl] + more unknown musicians. Arr. by Bill Justis. Producer: Don Law, Frank Jones)
001 CO 76633 A WOUND TIME CAN’T ERASE  Columbia 4-42619/CS-8792  COL-CD-5850
002 CO 76635 OUR WINTER LOVE  Columbia 4-42619 4-33077/CS-8792  COL-CD-5850
003 CO 76636 DARK ALLEY  Columbia 4-42876/CS-8792   COL-CD-5850
18 October 1962 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Bill Pursell (Bill Pursell [piano] + orch. Dir. By Grady Martin. Producer: Don Law, Frank Jones)
004 CO 77080/CB 373? LOVED  Columbia 4-42780/CS-8792  COL-CD-5850
August (CO 76634) -October 1962 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Bill Pursell (Bill Pursell [piano] + orch. Dir. By Grady Martin. Producer: Don Law, Frank Jones)
005 THERE’LL BE NO TEARDROPS TONIGHT  Columbia CS-8792  COL-CD-5850
006 FOUR WALLS  Columbia CS-8792  COL-CD-5850
007 BORN TO LOSE  Columbia CS-8792 COL-CD-5850
008 I WALK THE LINE  Columbia 4-33077/CS-8792  COL-CD-5850
009 LOVE CAN’T WAIT  Columbia CS-8792  COL-CD-5850
010 BYE BYE LOVE  Columbia CS-8792  COL-CD-5850
011 I CAN’T HELP IT (IF I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU)  Columbia CS-8792  COL-CD-5850
23 October 1962 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Bill Pursell (Bill Pursell [piano] + orch. Dir. By Grady Martin. Producer: Don Law, Frank Jones)
012 CO 77086 REMEMEBER ME  4-42970
013 CO 77087 I'LL NEVER BE FREE 4-43090
25 October 1962 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Bill Pursell (Bill Pursell [piano] + orch. Dir. By Grady Martin. Producer: Don Law, Frank Jones)
014 CO 77090 STRANGER  Columbia 4-42780/CS-8792  COL-CD-5850
3 May 1963 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Bill Pursell  (Bill Pursell [piano] + orch. Dir. By Grady Martin. Producer: Don Law, Frank Jones)
015 CO 78727/CB 653? FAREWELL TO ADRA  Columbia 4-42832/CS-8877 COL-CD-5850
016 CO 78728/CB 654? CRYING  Columbia 4-43090/CS-8877 COL-CD-5850
May-July 1963 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Bill Pursell  (Bill Pursell [piano] + orch. Dir. By Grady Martin. Producer: Don Law, Frank Jones)
017 CHASING A DREAM  Columbia CS-8877
018 NEVER AND FOREVER  Columbia CS-8877
019 THEME FROM A DREAM  Columbia CS-8877
020 LONELY  Columbia CS-8877
021 MORE (THEME FROM THE FILM "MONDO CANE")  Columbia CS-8877
022 COLUMBINE  Columbia CS-8877
023 LONELY STREET  Columbia CS-8877
024 SUMMER IS GONE  Columbia CS-8877  – 63
17 May 1963 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Bill Pursell  (Bill Pursell [piano] + orch. Dir. By Grady Martin. Producer: Don Law, Frank Jones)
025 CO 78755 PRIDE  Columbia 4-42832/CS-8877 COL-CD-5850
12 July 1963 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Bill Pursell  (Bill Pursell [piano] + orch. Dir. By Grady Martin. Producer: Don Law, Frank Jones)
026 CO 79383 AUTUMN MAGIC  Columbia 4-42876/CS-8877 COL-CD-5850
9 December 1963 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Bill Pursell (Bill Pursell [piano] + unknown musicians)
027 NCO 80081 THEME FROM CAPTAIN NEWMAN, M.D. 4-42970/ COL-CD-5850
19 February 1965 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Bill Pursell (Bill Pursell [piano] + unknown musicians)
028 NCO 82574 MADRILENA  Columbia 4-43255/CS-9221 
029 NCO 82575 A REMEMBERED LOVE  Columbia 4-43255/CS-9221
30 June 1965 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Bill Pursell (Bill Pursell [piano] + unknown musicians)
030 NCO 82789 QUIET NIGHTS OF QUIET STARS = CORCORADO  Columbia 4-43380/CS-9221
Ca June-July 1965 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Bill Pursell (Bill Pursell [piano] + unknown musicians)
031 PEOPLE (FROM THE MUSICAL PRODUCTION "FUNNY GIRL")  Columbia CS-9221
032 WHO CAN I TURN TO (WHEN NOBODY NEEDS ME) (FROM THE MUSICAL PRODUCTION "THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT")  Columbia CS-9221
033 WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  Columbia CS-9221
034 ONCE I LOVE = O MORRO  Columbia CS-9221
035 BRASILIA  Columbia CS-9221
036 AUTUMN  Columbia CS-9221
037 BLUES FOR JULIE  Columbia CS-9221
6 July 1965 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Bill Pursell (Bill Pursell [piano] + unknown musicians)
038 NCO 82800 YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’  Columbia 4-43380/CS-9221
7 March 1966 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Bill Pursell (Bill Pursell [piano] + unknown musicians)
039 NCO 83257 LOVE THEME FROM SUPERMAN 4-43593
040 NCO 83258 SOUL SHALL IT BE 4-43593
1966 Nashville, TN – Bill Pursell (Producer: Ted Jarrett, John Harvey)
041 SPS 20 HEARTBEAT Spar 9008/SP 3008
unknown tracks for SP 3008
1966 Nashville, TN – Bill Pursell (Producer: Wm. Beasley)
051 SPS 22 I REALLY DON’T WANT TO KNOW Spar 9010/SP 3010
052 FADED LOVE  Spar 9010/SP 3010?
053 HALF AS MUCH Spar SP 3010 
054 MY WORLD’S A BLUE WORLD Spar SP 3010 
055 WALKING THE FLOOR OVER YOU Spar SP 3010 
056 ARE YOU SINCERE Spar SP 3010 
057 DETOUR Spar SP 3010 
058 SAN ANTONIO ROSE Spar SP 3010 
059 DETROIT CITY Spar SP 3010 
060 I FALL TO PIECES Spar SP 3010 
061 YOU DON’T KNOW ME Spar SP 3010 
062 ALMOST PERSUADED Spar SP 3010
ca early 1967 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Bill Pursell (Bill Pursell [piano] + unknown musicians. Producer: Billy Sherrill)
063 BROWN SUGAR Epic 5-10148
064 NEVER ON SUNDAY Epic 5-10148
ca. January 1969 Nashville, TN – Bill Pursell
065 MB-24191 WINTER WAVES 45-17217
066 MB-24192 GEARY STREET 45-17217
1976 Nashville, TN - Bill Pursell And The Nashville Sweat Band And Aides (Producer: Gene Nash)
067 WALK RIGHT IN  Alston 3731/4405
068 BUMP ME BABY (EL CUMBANCHERO)  Alston 3728/4405
069 CACHITA  Alston 3731/4405
070 EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK  Alston 4405
071 HOLD MY HAND WHEN WE‘RE GOING HOME  Alston 4405
072 NOW  Alston 3721/4405
073 SANDWICH SPREAD  Alston 3728/4405
074 PETER PIPER PUMPED HIS PECKS  Alston 4405
075 DEJA VU Alston 3721/4405

ALBUMS

Columbia CL-1992/CS-8792 Our Winter Love Introducing The Piano Magic Of Bill Pursell: Our Winter Love; There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight; Four Walls; A Wound Time Can’t Erase; Born To Lose; Loved; Stranger; I Walk The Line; Love Can’t Wait; Bye Bye Love; I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You); Dark Alley – 03-63
Columbia CL-2077/CS-8877 Chasing A Dream: Chasing A Dream; Never And Forever; Pride; Theme From A Dream; Lonely; Crying; More (Theme From The Film "Mondo Cane"); Farewell To Adra; Columbine; Lonely Street; Autumn Magic; Summer Is Gone – 09-63
Columbia CL-2421/CS-9221 A Remembered Love: A Remembered Love; People (From The Musical Production "Funny Girl"); Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) (From The Musical Production "The Roar Of The Greasepaint"); When I Fall In Love; Once I Love = O Morro; Brasilia; You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’; Autumn; Blues For Julie; Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars = Corcorado; Madrilena - 65
Spar SP 3008 Tower Suite: (tracks unknown) – ca 66
Spar SP 3010 Bill Pursell...At The Piano. The "IN" Sound Of Country And Western Music: Faded Love; Half As Much; My World’s A Blue World; Walking The Floor Over You; Are You Sincere; Detour; San Antonio Rose; I Really Don’t Want To Know; Detroit City; I Fall To Pieces; You Don’t Know Me; Almost Persuaded – 11-66 (MX: SPS 4024/5)
Alston 4405 Bill Pursell And The Nashville Sweat Band And Aides: Walk Right In; Bump Me Baby (El Cumbanchero); Cachita; Every Day Of The Week; Hold Me Hand When Were Going Home; Now; Sandwich Spread; Peter Piper Pumped His Pecks;Deja Vu – 76 (Canadian issue on Qualoity SV 1944)
Collectables COL-CD-5850 Our Winter Love/A Golden Classic Edition:  Our Winter Love; There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight; Four Walls; A Wound Time Can't Erase; Born to Lose; Loved; Stranger; I Walk the Line; Love Can't Wait; Bye Bye Love; I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With You); Dark Alley; Fairwell to Adra*; Pride*; Autumm Magic (Taratuga)*; The Theme from Captain Newman (Blue Grotto)*; Crying* – 14-03-06 (reissue of CS-8792 with *bonus tracks)

SINGLES
Columbia
4-42619  Our Winter Love / A Wound Time Can’t Erase – 02-11-62 (rev. Dec. 1)
4-42780  Loved / Stranger – 12-04-63
4-42832  Farewell To Adra / Pride – 23-07-63
4-42876  Dark Alley / Autumn Magic – 09-63
4-42970  Theme From Captain Newman, M.D. / Rememeber Me – 02-64
4-43090  I'll Never Be Free / Crying – 14-07-64 (rev. July 25)
4-43255  Madrilena / Remembered Love – 03-65 (rev. Apr. 4)
4-33077  Our Winter Love / I Walk The Line – 04-65
4-43380  Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars / You’ve Lost That Lovin‘ Feelin‘ – 23-08-65 (rev. Sept. 11)
4-43570  [The Ned Odum Boys:] It's Superman / [Bill Pursell:] Love Theme From Superman - 66
4-43593  Love Theme From Superman / Soul Shall It Be – 04-04-66
Spar
9008 [Herbert Hunter:]  I Was Born To Love You / [Bill Pursell:] Heartbeat - 66
9010 I Really Don’t Want To Know / Faded Love – 66
Epic
5-10148 Brown Sugar / Never On Sunday – 03-67
Dot (1969)
45-17217  Geary Street / Winter Waves – 03-68
Alston (1976) w. Nashville Sweat Band and Aides 
3721 Now / Deja Vu – 07-76
3728 Bump Me Baby / Sandwich Spread - 76
3731 Cachita / Walk Right In - 76

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