Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Mason Dixon



2nd version

By Praguefrank, Thieu van De Vorst

SESSIONS
Mid 1980 unknown, TX – Mason Dixon (Frank Gilligan [vcl/bass], Jerry Dengler [gt/banjo],  Rick Henderson [gt])
001 5456 ARMADILLO COUNTRY Moon VMMFP-5456/5457
002 5457 TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME  Moon VMMFP-5456/5457
1981 unknown, TX – Mason Dixon (Frank Gilligan [vcl/bass], Jerry Dengler [gt/banjo],  Rick Henderson [gt])
003 WILLIE J'S HOME GROWN (THE BALLAD OF)  Anchor 109040
1983? [live-State Fair of Texas] Dallas, TX – Mason Dixon (Frank Gilligan [vcl/bass], Jerry Dengler [vcl/gt/banjo],  Rick Henderson [vcl/gt], Al Bernetti [drums/percussion], Steve Carlisle [keyboards/strings arr.]
00301 INTRODUCTION: MIKE MCBRIDE  TXS 503
00302 YOU CAN'T GET THE HELL OUT OF TEXAS   TXS 503
00303 BROKEN LADY  TXS 503
00304 SILVER WINGS  TXS 503
00305 YOU GOT ME RUNNING  TXS 503
00306 GIVING IT UP FOR YOUR LOVE  TXS 503
00307 I SHOULD HAVE CALLED  TXS 503
00308 IF HEAVEN AIN'T ALOT LIKE DIXIE  TXS 503
00309 ARMADILLO COUNTRY  TXS 503
00310 THE LOVE SHE FOUND IN ME  TXS 503
00311 LOVE THE ONE YOUR WITH  TXS 503  
1983 unknown, TX – Mason Dixon
004 EVERY BREATHE YOU TAKE Texas TX-5502/TX 504
005 ARMADILLO COUNTRY Texas TX-5502 TX-5557-NSD TX-5510 /TX 504
006 MASON DIXON BLUES  TX-5555-NSD TX 5508/TX 504
007 HOUSTON HEARTACHE TX 5555 TX-5508
1984 Pantego Sound Studio, Arlington, TX – Mason Dixon (Frank Gilligan [vcl/bass], Jerry Dengler [vcl/gt/banjo],  Rick Henderson [vcl/gt] + Rob Dixon [gt], David Griffin [steel], Bob Landrum [bass], Jim Angeron [drums], Steve Payner [keyboards].  Producer> Rob Dixon, Bob Schafer)
008 I NEVER HAD A CHANCE WITH YOU TX-5556-NSD /TX 504
009 THE CIRCLE TX-5556-NSD/TX 504
010 GETTIN' OVER YOU TX-5557-NSD/TX 504
011 DON'T LOCK OUT MY HEART TX 504 
012 ONLY A DREAM  AWAY  TX-5558/TX 504  
013 I SPENT EVERY MINUITE MISSING YOU TX 504 
014 BURIED TREASURE TX-5558/TX 504 
1985 unknown, TX – Mason Dixon
015 GOT MY HEART SET ON YOU TX-5510
1985 Burns Station Sound Inc., Burns, TN – Mason Dixon (Jerry Dengler, Frank Gilligan, Rick Henderson [vcl],  + Dale Sellers [ld gt], Leo Jackson [gt], Rick Henderson [gt], Dale Sellers [brazilian dobro], Weldon Myrick [steel],  Glenn Worf/ Joe Osborn [bass gt], Gene Chrisman [drums], Buddy Spicher/ Kurt Storey [fiddle],  Mike Caldwell [harmonica], Gary Prim/ Hargus Robbins [keyboards] + strings.    Producer: Dan Mitchell)
016 INTRODUCTION by  JACK BARLOW) NLT 1989
017 THE SPIRIT OF TEXAS NLT 1989
018 WALTZ ACROSS TEXAS NLT 1989 
019 HOUSTON HEARTACHE NLT 1989
020 HOME ON THE RANGE NLT 1989
021 PECOS PROMENADE NLT 1989
022 DEEP IN THE HEART OF ME NLT 1989
023 IF YOU’RE GONNA PLAY IN TEXAS, YOU GOTTA HAVE A FIDDLE IN THE BAND NLT 1989 
024 LONE STAR LULLABYE NLT 1989
025 SAN ANTONIO ROSE NLT 1989
026 BURY ME NOT ON THE LONE PRAIRIE NLT 1989
027 ARMADILLO COUNTRY NLT 1989
028 STREETS OF LAREDO NLT 1989
029 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEXAS NLT 1989
030 THE EYES OF TEXAS NLT 1989 
1985 unknown, TX – Mason Dixon
031 L-22873X O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL TX-5511/POR LP 103 
032 L-22873 SILENT NIGHT TX-5511/POR LP 103 
1986 unknown, TX – Mason Dixon
033 U 14420 HOME GROWN Premier One POR 101 /LP 108
034 U 14420 SAVIN' THE BEST FOR LAST  Premier One POR 101/LP 108
1986 Fort Worth, TX – Mason Dixon (Frank Gilligan [vcl/bass], Jerry Dengler [gt/banjo],  Rick Henderson [gt] + Leo Jackson [gt], Larry Shell [gt], Bobby Feutz [banjo], Glenn Worf [bass], Gene Chrisman [drums], Buddy Spicher [fiddle], Roger Morris/ Gary Prim [keyboards])
035 A DOWN HOME CHRISTMAS POR 107/POR LP 103 
036 MERRY CHRISTMAS LOVE POR LP 103 
037 JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON POR LP 103 
038 THE FIRST NOEL POR LP 103 
039 IT DOESN'T HAVE A THING TO DO WITH CHRISTMAS POR LP 103
040 JOY TO THE WORLD POR LP 103 
041 A CHRISTMAS AS BIG AS TEXAS POR LP 103 
042 CHRISTMAS MEMORIES POR LP 103 
043 CHRISTMAS WRAPPINGS POR LP 103 
044 IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE CHRISTMAS AT ALL POR LP 103 
045 YOU'RE ALL THE CHRISTMAS THAT I NEED POR LP 103 
046 SLEIGHRIDE POR POR 107/LP 103 
1986-1987 unknown, TX – Mason Dixon (Frank Gilligan [vcl/bass], Jerry Dengler [gt/banjo],  Rick Henderson [gt] + Leo Jackson [gt], Larry Shell [gt], Bobby Feutz [banjo], Glenn Worf [bass], Gene Chrisman [drums], Buddy Spicher [fiddle], Roger Morris/ Gary Prim [keyboards])
047 U20681 IT TAKES TWO HEARTS POR 116/POR LP 108
048 OLD FRIENDS POR LP 108
049 NATCHEZ QUEEN POR 112/POR LP 108
050 DON'T SAY NO TONIGHT POR 112/POR LP 108
051 3935 WEST END AVE. POR 112/POR LP 108
052 CHRISTINE POR LP 108
053 YOU CAN'T BE A COWBOY FOREVER POR LP 108
054 BABY'S SONG POR 112 116/POR LP 108
ca. March 1988 Nashville, TN – Mason Dixon (Producer: Bud Logan)
055 82786  WHEN KAREN COMES AROUND  B-44249/CDP7-90120
056 82796 EXCEPTION TO THE RULE  B-44331/CDP7-90120
ca. March 1988 Nashville, TN – Mason Dixon (Producer: Bud Logan)
057 82822 WHEN  IT HURTS YOU MOST  B-44381/CDP7-90120
ca. March/April  1988 Nashville, TN – Mason Dixon (Producer: Bud Logan)
058 WHERE DOES LOVE GO  B-4418 B-44249/C1-90120
059 LOVIN' PROOF  CDP7-90120
060 MY DAY IN THE SUN CDP7-90120
061 THIS TRAIN  CDP7-90120
ca. April 1988 Nashville, TN – Mason Dixon (Producer: Bud Logan)
062 82861 A MOUNTAIN AGO  B-44381/CDP7-90120
063 82867 DANGEROUS ROAD  B-44189/CDP7-90120
064 82875 A WOMAN LIKE YOU  B-44331/CDP7-90120
There was also  album CDP 7 92654-2  completed but unissued. Unknown tracks were possibly recorded during first Capitol album sessions


ALBUMS

Texas TXS-503 State Fair Of Texas: Introduction: Mike McBride; You Can't Get The Hell Out Of Texas ; Broken Lady; Silver Wings; You Got Me Running; Giving It Up For Your Love; I Should Have Called; If Heaven Ain't Alot Like Dixie; Armadillo Country; The Love She Found In Me; Love The One Your With - 83
Texas TXS-504 Only A Dream Away: Mason Dixon; Amarillo By Morning; Don't Lock Out My Heart; Every Breathe You Take; Only A Dream; I Spent Every Minuite Missing You; Getting Over You; Buried Treasure; I Never Had A Chance With You The Circle - 85
NLT NLT-1989 The Spirit Of Texas - Commemorative Sesquicentennial Edition: Intro (vcl Jack Barlow); The Spirit Of Texas; Waltz Across Texas;  Houston Heartache; Home On The Range; Pecos Promenade; Deep In The Heart of Me; If You’re Gonna Play In Texas, You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band;  Lone Star Lullabye; San Antonio Rose; Bury Me Not On The Lone Praurue; Armadillo Country; Streets Of Laredo; Happy Birthday Texas; The Eyes Of Texas – 12-85
Premier One POR-LP-103 A Down Home Christmas: A Down Home Christmas; Merry Christmas Love; Jesus Is The Reason For The Season; The First Noel; It Doesn't Have A Thing To Do With Christmas; Joy To The World; A Christmas As Big As Texas; Christmas Memories; Christmas Wrappings; O Come All Ye Faithful; It Doesn't Seem Like Christmas At All; You're All The Christmas That I Need; Silent Night; Sleighride – 11-86
Premier One POR-LP-108 Homegrown: Homegrown; It Takes Two Hearts; Old Friends; Natchez Queen; Don't Say No Tonight; 3935 West End Ave.; Christine; You Can't Be A Cowboy Forever; Baby's Song; Savin' The Best For Last - 87
Capitol C1/CDP 7 90120 Exception To The Rule: Exception To The Rule; Where Does Love Go; A Mountain Ago; A Woman Like You; Lovin' Proof; Dangerous Road; When Karen Comes Around; My Day In The Sun; This Train; When It Hurts You Most – 29-06-88
Capitol CDP 7 92654-2 Reach For It: (tracks unknown) – 90 (unissued)

ALBUMS
Moon   (1980)              
VMMFP-5456/5457 Armadillo Country / Turning Back The Hands Of Time – 01-08-80
Anchor  (1981)              
109040 Willie J's Home Grown (The Ballad Of) / ? - 81
Texas  (1983-85)              
TX-5502 Every Breathe You Take / Armadillo Country –  83
TX-5555-NSD Mason Dixon Blues / Houston heartache - 83
TX-5556-NSD I Never Had A Chance With You / The Circle - 04-84
TX-5557-NSD Gettin' Over You / Armadillo Country - 08-84
TX-5558-NSD Only A Dream Away / Buried Treasure - 01-85
TX-5508 Houston Heartache / Mason Dixon Lines - 07-85  (rev. Aug. 3)
TX-5510 Got My Heart Set On You / Armadillo Country - 12-85
TX-5511 Silent Night / O Come All Ye Faithful – 12-85
TX-503 State Fair Of Texas: (tracks unknown) - 83
NLT (1985)
NLT-1989 Lone Star Lullabye - 85 (same song on both sides, DJ single)
Premier One  (1986-87)           
POR 101 Home Grown / Savin' The Best For Last - 07-86
POR 107 Sleighride / A Down Home Christmas  - 11-86
POR 112 3935 West End Avenue / Baby's Song -  03-87
POR 115 Don't Say No Tonight / Natchez Queen - 09-87
POR 116 It Takes Two Hearts / Baby's Song - 88
Capitol (1988-91)               
B-44189 Dangerous Road / Where Does Love Go - 06-88
B-44249 When Karen Comes Around / Where Does Love Go - 10-88
B-44331 Exception To The Rule / Woman Like You - 01-89
B-44381 A Mountain Ago / When It Hurts You Most -  05-89

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