Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Merv(in) Shiner



Mervin J. Shiner, *20-02-1921 Bethlehem, PA
3rd version
by Praguefrank, Michel Ruppli, Wolf-Ruediger Sommer, Thieu Van De Vorst, Steve Hathaway
SESSIONS

7 May 1949 unknown – Mervin Shiner
001 74924 LOVESICK BLUES Vocalion 55006
002 74925 I‘M BITING MY FINGERNAILS 55006
24 June 1949 unknown – Mervin Shiner
003 75024 WEDDING BELLS Vocalion 55017
004 75025 RAINBOW IN MY HEART Vocalion 55017
27 July 1949 unknown - Mervin Shiner
005 75092 SOME OTHER WORLD unissued
006 75093 WHY DON‘T YOU HAUL OFF AND LOVE ME Decca 9-46178 /Transcriptia T-44 Castle LP-8212 BACM CD D 125
007 75094 SOFT LIPS 9-46178/ Transcriptia T-44 Castle LP-8212 BACM CD D 125
30 September 1949 E. T. Herzog Recording Studio, 811 Race St., Cincinnati, OH – Mervin Shiner (Producer: Paul Cohen)
008 75372/CIN 220 TAKE A LITTLE SILVER 9-46195/ BACM CD D 125
009 75373/CIN 221 MY BUCKET’S GOT A HOLE IN IT 9-46195/ BACM CD D 125
010 75374/CIN 222 SWEET MAMA BLUES 9-46272/ BACM CD D 125
011 75375/CIN 223 OLD KENTUCKY WALTZ 9-46210/Transcriptia T-44 Castle LP-8212 BACM CD D 125
1 October 1949 E. T. Herzog Recording Studio, 811 Race St., Cincinnati, OH – Mervin Shiner, *and Nelson King, + Kenny Roberts (Producer: Paul Cohen)
012 75382/CIN 224 SLIDE THEM JUGS DOWN THE VALLEY+ Coral 9-64027/VL-3770
013 75383/CIN 225 AN OLD CHRISTMAS CARD* 9-46192
014 75384/CIN 226 THAT'S CHRISTMAS* 9-46192
1 December 1949 poss. Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Mervin Shiner
015 75558 I'M GONNA TIE A LITTLE STRING AROUND YOUR FINGER 9-46210/ Transcriptia T-44 Castle LP-8212 BACM CD D 125
016 75559 ANTICIPATION BLUES 9-46203
017 75560 BUT I'LL GO CHASIN' WOMEN 9-46203
2 February 1950 poss. Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Mervin Shiner
018 75797 CRY OF THE WILD GOOSE 9-88035 9-46220/ Transcriptia T-44 Castle LP-8212
019 75798 PETER COTTONTAIL 9-46221
020 75799 FLOPPY 9-46221
021 75800 DUST 9-88035 9-46220/ Transcriptia T-44 Castle LP-8212
25 March 1950 poss. Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Mervin Shiner
022 76016 ME AND MY TEDDY BEAR 9-46231
023 76017 FRANCIS TALKING MULE 9-46231
18 April 1950 Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN – Mervin Shiner (+ Sunshine Trio [-1], Dixie Dons [-2] + unknown musicians)
024 76165/NA 2121 LITTLE LIZA LOU -2 9-46244/ Transcriptia T-44 BACM CD D 125
025 76166/NA 2122 GRA MAMOU -1 9-46244/ Transcriptia T-44 BACM CD D 125
026 76167/NA 2123 THE LIGHTNING EXPRESS 9-46272/ BACM CD D 125
22 June 1950 Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN – Mervin Shiner (unknown musicians. Producer: Paul Cohen)
027 76509/NA 2140 SLIPPIN' AROUND WITH JOLE BLON 9-46253/ BACM CD D 125
028 76510/NA 2141 STEPPIN' OUT 9-46253/ BACM CD D 125
23 June 1950 Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN – Mervin Shiner (+ Jordanaires. Producer: Paul Cohen)
029 76532/NA 2144 MY LORD'S GONNA MOVE THIS WICKED RACE 9-14571
030 76533/NA 2145 THE GREAT SPECKLE BIRD 9-14527/ BACM CD D 125
031 76534/NA 2146 LIFE'S RAILWAY TO HEAVEN 9-14571
032 76535/NA 2147 I'M GOING THROUGH JESUS 9-14527/ BACM CD D 125
27 June 1950 Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN – Mervin Shiner (+ Jordanaires. Producer: Paul Cohen)
033 76574/NA 2152 ACE IN THE HOLE 9-46260/DL-4172 BACM CD D 125
034 76575/NA 2153 I THINK I'M GONNA CRY AGAIN 9-46260/ BACM CD D 125
6 October 1950 Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN – Mervin Shiner, *and Eddie Crosby (unknown musicians. Producer: Paul Cohen)
035 76974/NA 2225 BELOVED BE FAITHFUL* 9-46273
036 76975/NA 2226 WALKING WITH THE BLUES* 9-46273
037 76976/NA 2227 IF YOU’VE GOT THE MONEY, I’VE GOT THE TIME 9-46274/ BACM CD D 125
7 October 1950 Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN – Mervin Shiner (unknown musicians. Producer: Paul Cohen)
038 76977/NA 2228 FEE FI FIDDLE EE I O 9-46280
039 76978/NA 2229 I OVERLOOKED AN ORCHID 9-46274/ BACM CD D 125
040 76979/NA 2230 SANTA, SANTA, DON'T BE MAD AT ME 9-46280
ca January 1951 poss. Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Mervin Shiner
041 80505 BUNNY ROUND-UP TIME 9-27482
042 80506 SONNY BUNNY 9-27482
2 July 1951 poss. Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Mervin Shiner
043 81245 THE CHOO CHOO SONG 9-88074
044 81246 GUESS WHO I AM 9-88074
045 81247 THE CANDY MAN 9-28808
046 81248 I SWALLOWED THE GUM, MOM unissued
14 June 1951 Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN – Mervin Shiner (unknown musicians. Producer: Paul Cohen)
047 81170/NA 2407 MEMORIES OF MOCKING BIRD HILL 9-46345/ Transcriptia T-44 Castle LP-8212
048 81171/NA 2408 IF TEARDROPS WERE PENNIES 9-46337/ Transcriptia T-44 Castle LP-8212 BACM CD D 125
049 81172/NA 2409 LET'S LIVE A LITTLE 9-46337/ Transcriptia T-44 Castle LP-8212
050 81173/NA 2410 BALL AND CHAIN BOOGIE 9-46345/ Transcriptia T-44 Castle LP-8212
6 August 1951 Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN – Mervin Shiner (unknown musicians + Jordanaires. Producer: Paul Cohen)
051 81412/NA 2446 WON'T YOU LET JESUS TAKE YOUR HAND 9-14592
052 81413/NA 2447 PASS ME NOT 9-.29363
053 81414/NA 2448 LORD, I’M COMING HOME 9-29363
054 81415/NA 2449 GET TOGETHER WITH THE LORD 9-14592
7 January1952 poss. Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Mervin Shiner
055 82084 THE RABBIT WITH THE TWO BUCK TEETS 9-88083
056 82085 EGBERT THE EASTER EGG 9-88083
23 March 1952 Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN – Mervin Shiner (Grady Martin and Slew Foot Five. Producer: Paul Cohen)
057 82548/NA 2679 THE MAN IN THE MOON CRIED LAST NIGHT 9-28220/ BACM CD D 125
058 82549/NA 2680 ME WITHOUT YOU 9-28466/Castle LP-8212 BACM CD D 125
059 82550/NA 2681 YOUR HEART IS TOO CROWDED 9-28220/ BACM CD D 125
060 82551/NA 2682 ALMOST 9-28121/ BACM CD D 125
061 82552/NA 2683 LET’S TAKE A TRIP TO THE MOON 9-28121/ BACM CD D 125
11 September 1952 Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN – Mervin Shiner and Grady Martin (Producer: Paul Cohen)
062 83388/NA 2825 BABY DARLING unissued
063 83389/NA 2826 SETTIN‘ THE WOODS ON FIRE 9-28424/ BACM CD D 125
064 83390/NA 2827 OUR LOVE ISN’T LEGAL 9-28424/ BACM CD D 125
065 83391/NA 2828 LANDSLIDE OF LOVE 9-28466/ Transcriptia T-44 Castle LP-8212 BACM CD D 125
6 November 1952 Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN – Mervin Shiner (Orchestra directed by Roy Ross)
066 83617/NA 2887 I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS 9-28504
067 83618/NA 2888 SNOWY WHITE SNOW AND JINGLE BELLS 9-28504
068 83619/NA 2889 (THERE'S A BIG) CANDY ROUND-UP 9-28808
3 July 1953 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Mervin Shiner and Hillsiders/*Rusty Keefer
069 84809 I'M JUST HERE TO GET MY BABY OUT OF JAIL Coral 9-64163
070 84810 CASTAWAY Coral 9-64163
000 84811 I AIN’T A TATER* unissued
071 84812 THE ALMANAC SONG unissued
17 September 1953 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Mervin Shiner and Pinetoppers
072 85217 OUR HEARTBREAKING WALTZ Coral 9-64170/ Transcriptia T-44 Castle LP-8212
073 85218 A RIVER OF SILVER Coral 9-64170/ Transcriptia T-44 Castle LP-8212
074 85219 DON'T WAIT TILL THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Coral 9-61080
075 85220 I DREAMT I WAS SANTA CLAUS Coral 9-61080
2 April 1954 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City - Mervin Shiner
076 86135 BELLS OF MEMORY Coral 9-64178
ca. early November 1954 RCA Victor Studio, 155 East 24th St., Manhattan, New York City – Merv Shiner
077 E4-VB-5888 MR. SANDMAN 47-5938
078 E4-VB-5889 PENNY CANDY RCA Victor 47-5938
079 E4-VB-5890 LOVE WITH NO TOMORROW 47-5983
080 E4-VB-5891 IT IS NOTHIN' 47-5983
May 1955 RCA Victor Studio, Methodist Television, Radio and Film Commission, 1525 McGavock St., Nashville, TN – Merv Shiner
081 F2-WB-2276 YOU'RE FREE TO GO 47-6328
082 F2-WB-2277 DON'T BELIEVE 47-6171
083 F2-WB-2278 WE'RE OFF ON A RACE 47-6328
084 F2-WB-2279 I AIN’T MUCH OF A HAND AT LOVIN‘ 47-6171
1963 poss. New York City – Merv Shiner (Sid Bass Orchestra)
085 WORKIN' IT OUT Coffee House CO 3002
086 CRC 1072 CUMBERLAND MINE Coffee House CO 3002
ca. August 1965 Nashville, TN – Murv Shiner (Producer: Jack Clement)
087 ZTSP 105641 THE MOODS OF MARY TCF-114
088 ZTSP 105642 LIE TO ME TCF-114
23 January 1967 Jack Clement Recording Studio, 3102 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN –Murv Shiner (Producer: Jack Clement)
089 N 50225 BIG BROTHER K 13704
090 N 50226 BIG SHOT – THE POOL SHARK K 13704
091 N 50227 HOW CAN I LIVE AGAIN unissued
30 November 1967 Jack Clement Recording Studio, 3102 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN – Murv Shiner (Producer: Jack Clement)
092 N 50494 TOO HARD TO SAY I’M SORRY unissued
093 N 50495 HOW ARE YOU, BLUE EYES K13900
094 N 50496 I’D RATHER BE A FOOL K 13900
September 1968 Jack Clement Recording Studio, 3102 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN –Murv Shiner (Producer: Jack Clement)
095 N 50765 TOO HARD TO SAY I'M SORRY K 14007
096 N 50766 TECUMSEH VALLEY K 14007
ca April 1969 Nashville, TN - Merv Shiner (Producer: Jack Clement)
097 EL BANDIDO Little Darlin LD-0065/SLD-8017
098 BASIN STREET MAMA Little Darlin SLD-8017
099 MIGRATING TIME AGAIN Little Darlin SLD-8017
100 TOO HARD TO SAY I'M SORRY Little Darlin SLD-8017
101 WALKING THE STREETS OF THE CITY Little Darlin SLD-8017
102 IN THE GHETTO Little Darlin LD-0065/SLD-8017
103 YOU CAN TELL THE WORLD Little Darlin LD-0068 /SLD-8017
104 IF YOU HAD ONLY TAKEN THE TIME Little Darlin SLD-8017
105 LET THE CHIPS FALL Little Darlin SLD-8017
106 WRINKLED, CRINKLED, WADDED, DOLLAR BILL Little Darlin SLD-8017
107 THE RIGHT ONE Little Darlin SLD-8017
108 CALIFORNIA GIRL (AND THE TENNESSEE SQUARE) Little Darlin SLD-8017
109 AIN'T THAT SAD LD-0068
1970 Nashville, TN - Merv Shiner
110 LIFE IS LOVIN' WHAT YOU'RE MADE FOR Certron CS-7001
111 THE VOICE OF MARY Certron CS-7001
112 PROTEST Certron C-10012/CS-7001
113 LOVE IS SO LIKE A FINE VINTAGE WINE Certron CS-7001
114 MIGRATIN' TIME Certron CS-7001
115 ESPECIALLY YOU Certron CS-7001
116 AIN'T THAT SAD Certron CS-7001
117 MY WORST IS THE BEST I CAN GIVE Certron CS-7001
118 WALKIN' THE STREETS OF THE CITY Certron CS-7001
119 BASIN STREET MAMA Certron CS-7001
120 YOU CAN TELL THE WORLD Certron CS-7001
121 STOP AND THINK Certron CS-7001
122 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN C-10012
1970 Nashville, TN - Merv Shiner
123 RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER Certron CS-7012
124 LITTLE DRUMMER BOY Certron CS-7012
125 OH, LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM Certron CS-7012
126 HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS Certron CS-7012
127 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Certron CS-7012
128 FROSTY THE SNOWMAN Certron CS-7012
129 SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN Certron CS-7012
130 WHITE CHRISTMAS Certron CS-7012
131 PANCHO'S SNOWBALL Certron CS-7012
132 JINGLE BELLS Certron CS-7012
133 AWAY IN A MANGER Certron CS-7012
134 I SAW MOMMIE KISSING SANTA CLAUS Certron CS-7012
unknown info – Merv Shiner
135 LOST LITTLE CHILDREN


ALBUMS
Little Darlin' SDL-8017 In The Ghetto:
El Bandido; Basin Street Mama; Migrating Time Again; Too Hard To Say I'm Sorry; Walking The Streets Of The City; In The Ghetto; You Can Tell The World; If You Had Only Taken The Time; Let The Chips Fall; Wrinkled, Crinkled, Wadded, Dollar Bill; The Right One; California Girl (And The Tennessee Square) – 07-69
Certron CS-7001 Life Is Lovin' What You're Made For: Life Is Lovin' What You're Made For; The Voice Of Mary; Protest; Love Is So Like A Fine Vintage Wine; Migratin' Time; Especially You; Ain't That Sad; My Worst Is The Best I Can Give; Walkin' The Streets Of The City; Basin Street Mama; You Can Tell The World; Stop And Think – 07-70
Certron CS-7012 Greatest Christmas Kiddie Hits: Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer; Little Drummer Boy; Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem; Here Comes Santa Claus; 'Twas The Night Before Christmas; Frosty The Snowman; Santa Claus Is Coming To Town; White Christmas; Pancho's Snowball; Jingle Bells; Away In A Manger; I Saw Mommie Kissing Santa Claus – 10-70
Transcriptia [GER] T-44 The Landslide Of Love: Landslide Of Love; Me Without You; If Teardrops Were Pennies; Let's Live A Little; The Cry Of The Wild Goose; Dust; Soft Lips; Why Doný You Haul Off And Love Me; Gra Mamou (+ Sunshine Trio); Little Liza Lou (+Dixie Don); Old Kentucky Waltz; I'm Gonna Tie A Little String Around Your Finger; Our Heartbreaking Waltz; (+Pinetoppers); A River Of Silver (+Pinetoppers); Memories Of Mocking Bird Hill; Ball And Chain Boogie – 77 (reissued in 1982 as Castle LP-8212 Country Music Retrospect)
BACM [UK] CD D 125 Steppin’ Out: Our Love Isn’t Legal ; Settin’ The Woods On Fire ; I Overlooked An Orchid; If You’ve Got The Money, I’ve Got The Time; Almost ; Let’s Take A Trip To The Moon ; My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It; Take A Little Silver; I Think I’m Gonna Cry Again ; Ace In The Hole ; Man In The Moon Cried Last Night; Your Heart Is Too Crowded; The Lightning Express; Sweet Mama Blues; Slippin’ Around With Jole Blon; Steppin’ Out; Me Without You; Landslide Of Love; Great Speckled Bird; I’m Going Through Jesus; Why Don’t You Haul Off And Love Me; I’m Gonna Tie A Little String Around Your Finger; Old Kentucky Waltz; Soft Lips; If Teardrops Were Pennies; Gra Mamou; Little Liza Lou - 05


SINGLES
Decca (1949-54)
Vocalion
55006 Lovesick Blues / I'm Bitin' My Fingernails And Thinking Of You – 06-49  (rev. July 2)
55017 Wedding Bells / Rainbow In My Heart – 09-49 (rev. Sept. 10)
Decca
46178 Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me / Soft Lips - 09-49 (rev. Sept. 24)
46192 An Old Christmas Card / That's Christmas - 11-49
9-46195 My Bucket's Got A Hole In It / Take A Little Silver - 12-49
9-46203 But I'll Go Chasin' Women / Anticipation Blues - 01-50 (rev. Jan. 14)
9-46210 Old Kentucky Waltz / I'm Gonna Tie A String Around Your Finger - 02-50
9-46220/9-88035 Dust / Cry Of The Wild Goose - 03-50
9-46221 Peter Cottontail / Floppy - 03-50 (rev. March 18)
9-46231 Francis Talking Mule / Me And My Teddy Bear - 04-50 (rev. Apr. 29)
9-46244 Little Liza Lou / Grand Mamou - 05-50 (rev. June 3)
9-14527 The Great Speckled Bird / I'm Going Through Jesus – 08-50 w. The Jordanaires (rev. Aug. 5)
9-46253 Steppin' Out / Slippin' Around With Jole Blon - 08-50 (rev. Aug. 26)
9-46260 I Think I'm Gonna Cry Again / Ace In The Hole - 08-50 (rev. Sept. 2)
9-46272 Lightning Express / Sweet Mama Blues - 10-50
9-46273 Walking With The Blues / Beloved, Be Faithful - 10-50 (rev. Oct. 28)
9-46274 I Overlooked An Orchid / If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time - 11-50
9-46280 Fee Fi Fiddle / Santa, Santa, Don't Be Mad At Me - 11-50 (rev. Dec. 9)
9-27482 Sonny Bunny / Bunny Round-Up Time - 03-51 (rev. March 10)
9-14572 My Lord's Gonna Move This Wicked Race / Life's Railway To Heaven – 07-51 (rev. July 7)
9-46337 If Teardrops Were Pennies / Let's Live A Little - 07-51 (rev. July 14)
9-88074 The Choo Choo Song / Guess Who I Am - 51
9-46345 Ball And Chain Boogie / Memories Of Mockingbird Hill - 09-51 (rev. Sept. 29)
9-14592 Won't You Let Jesus Take Your Hand? / Get Together With The Lord -10-51 (rev. Oct. 13)
9-27977/9-88083 Eggbert Easter Egg / Rabbit With The Two Big Teeth - 02-52 (rev. Feb. 16)
9-28121 Let's Take A Trip To The Moon / Almost - 05-52
9-28220 Your Heart Is Too Crowded / Man In The Moon Cried Last Night -06-52 (rev. June 14)
9-28424 Settin' The Woods On Fire / Our Love Isn't Legal - 10-52
9-28466 The Landslide Of Love / Me Without You - 11-52
9-28504 Snowy White Snow and Jingle Bells / I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - 12-52
9-28808 Candy Man / Candy Round-Up - 08-53
9-64163 Castaway / I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail – ca. 10-53 (released on Coral)
9-61080 I Dreamt That I Was Santa Claus / Don't Wait Till The Night Before Christmas 11-53 w. The Hilltoppers (released on Coral)
9-64170 Our Heartbreaking Waltz / A River Of Silver - 01-54 w. The Hilltoppers (released on Coral)
9-29363 Lord, I'm Coming Home / Pass Me Not - 11-54
RCA Victor (1954-55)
47-5938 Penny Candy / Mr. Sandman - 11-54
47-5983 It Is Nothin' / Love With No Tomorrow – 01-55 (rev. Jan. 29)
47-6171 I Ain't Much Of A Hand At Lovin' / Don't Believe - 04-55
47-6328 You're Free To Go / We're Off On A Race - 11-55 (rev. Nov. 12)
Coffee House (1963) w. Sid Bass
CO 3002 Workin' It Out / Cumberland Mine - 63
TCF Hall (1965) as by Merv Shiner
Tcf-114 The Moods Of Mary / Lie To Me - 11-65
MGM (1967-68)
K 13704 Big Brother / Big Shot, The Pool Shark - 04-67 (rev. Apr. 8)
K 13900 How Are You, Brown Eyes? / I'd Rather Be A Fool - 03-68 (rev. Apr. 13)
K 14007 Too Hard To Say I'm Sorry / Tecumseh Valley - 11-68 (rev. Dec. 7)
Little Darlin (1969) / Certron (1970)
LD-0065 In The Ghetto / El Bandido - 06-69
LD-0068 Ain't That Sad / You Can Tell The World - 10-69
C-10012  Teach Your Children / Protest  - 08-70


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