Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Michael Ballew



*1944 Austin, TX
3rd version

Praguefrank, Michel Ruppli, Frank Bradshaw, Goran Adolph
SESSIONS
since  1967 recorded as member of groups the Brothers, Red, Wilder, Blue
1979 home studio, Austin, TX – Michael Ballew (Michael Ballew [vcl/gt/bass], Jim Richmond [steel], Bobby Smith/ Fred Scott [bass], Tom Howard/ Rick Dryden [drums], Bob Moulds [piano],  Mack Tubb, Gal Allen, Jody Price  [bck vcl])
001 BLUE WATER  Phooey 91X45
002 PICTURE SONG  91X45
003 AIN´T NO FUTURE  91X45
004 BROWN EYES  91X45
005 VERY LAST SONG  91X45
006 SIMINOLE COUNTY JAIL  91X45
007 HOP SKIP AND A JUMP  91X45
000 LOVE ME TONIGHT  91X45
009 GREAT DIVIDE   811/91X45
000 BRING IT ON DOWN TO MY HOUSE  91X45
011 COUNTRY MUSIC   91X45
012 RIVER Phooney 811
15 September 1981 Studio One, Sherman Oaks, CA – Michael Ballew
(Producer: John English)
013 22062 OH NO Liberty unissued/BCD-16409
014 22063 AIN'T NO FUTURE Liberty 1447/BCD-16409 BCD-15669
16 September 1981 Studio One, Sherman Oaks, CA – Michael Ballew
(Producer: John English)
015 22064 LOVING ARMS Liberty unissued/BCD-16409
016 22065 HERE COMES THE HEARTACHE Liberty unissued/BCD-16409
17 September 1981 Studio One, Sherman Oaks, CA – Michael Ballew
(Producer: John English)
017 22066 SONGS ON THE RADIO Liberty unissued/BCD-16409
018 22067 LONELY HEART Liberty unissued/BCD-16409
21 September 1981 Studio One, Sherman Oaks, CA – Michael Ballew
(Producer: John English) [purchased masters]
019 22060 DADDY DON'T LIVE IN HAVEN Liberty 1437/BCD-16409 BCD-15669
020 22061 BLUE WATER Liberty 1437/BCD-16409 BCD-15669
021 22205 PRETENDING FOOL Liberty 1447/BCD-16409 BCD-15669
022 22206 SEMINOLE JAIL Liberty unissued/BCD-16409
prob. September 1981 Studio One, Sherman Oaks, CA – Michael Ballew
(Producer: John English)
023 YOU'RE OUT OF MY SIGHT Liberty unissued/BCD-16409
Not traced in Liberty files
poss. early 1990s unknown – Michael Ballew
024 MUSIC IS SWEET BCD-15669 Soul of the Heart MB-18302
025 GREAT TEXAS SONG BCD-15669
026 GLENDA PEARL BCD-15669 Soul of the Heart MB-18302
027 I LOVE TEXAS BCD-15669
028 COUNTRY MUSIC BCD-15669
029 RODEO COOL BCD-15669 Soul of the Heart MB-18302
030 HOT SPOT BCD-15669
031 LOVIN' ME BCD-15669
032 CHEATIN' BCD-15669 Soul of the Heart MB-18302
033 TAKE IT SLOW BCD-15669
034 MY FAMILY BCD-15669
035 SEMINOLE COUNTY JAIL BCD-15669
036 CRAZY DREAMS BCD-15669
037 DARK SIDE OF THE DANCEFLOOR BCD-15669 Soul of the Heart MB-18302
038 AS PRECIOUS AS YOU ARE BCD-15669
039 WOMEN LOVE LOVE BCD-15669
040 OUT THERE BCD-15669
041 HAZELWOOD AVENUE BCD-15669
ca 1992 Bee Creek Studios, Austin, TX – Michael Ballew (Michael Ballew [vcl/ac gt], John Inmon [gt], Mitch Watkins [gt], Marty Muse [steel], John Ely [steel-1],  Spencer Starnes [bass], Barry Smith [drums], Danny levin [fiddle/ cello. Piano], Chris O’Connell [bck vcl]. Producer: Michael Ballew)
041 SONGS ON THE RADIO Texas Music TM 922
042 DIAL IN COUNTRY Texas Music TM 922
043 WHAT I DIDN'T KNOW THEN Texas Music TM 922
044 WHERE ARE THE RANGERS Texas Music TM 922
045 STILL WATERS Texas Music TM 922
046 ALL ALONE IN SAN ANTONE Texas Music TM 922 Soul of the Heart MB-18302
047 I CAN'T DO THAT ANY MORE Texas Music TM 922 Soul of the Heart MB-18302
048 MY FRIEND Texas Music TM 922
049 TOP OF THE WORLD Texas Music TM 922 Soul of the Heart MB-18302
050 I LOVE TO RIDE Texas Music TM 922 Soul of the Heart MB-18302
051 DAMNED OL' BEER Texas Music TM 922 Soul of the Heart MB-18302
052 HEAVY ON THE BLUES Texas Music TM 922
053 PLEASURE AIN'T WORTH THE PAIN -1 Texas Music TM 922
15/19 November 1994 Gusto Recording Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN – Michael Ballew (Michael Ballew [vcl.gt/bck vcl], Buddy Emmons [steel], Gene Chrisman/Jerry Kroon [drums],  Buddy Spicher [fiddle], Joyce Hawthorne [bck vcl], Producer: Michael Ballew, Juergen Koop)
054 BLUE TO THE BONE BCD 15896
055 LIVIN' IN LIMBO BCD 15896 Soul of the Heart MB-18302
056 NOTHIN' ON ME BUT YOU BCD 15896 Soul of the Heart MB-18302
057 TINY FINGERS TINY TOES BCD 15896 Soul of the Heart MB-18302
058 TEXAS GAL BCD 15896 Soul of the Heart MB-18302
059 BLUE WATER BCD 15896
060 BOOT SCOOTIN' BCD 15896 Soul of the Heart MB-18302
061 YOUR MEMORY IS BETTER THAN MINE BCD 15896 Soul of the Heart MB-18302
062 YOU BETTER HOLD ON BCD 15896
063 HILL COUNTRY WINE BCD 15896
064 FOR THE HONEY BCD 15896
065 DIG IN GET TOUGH BCD 15896
066 TODAY WILL NEVER END BCD 15896
067 TEARS ALL OVER TOWN Soul of the Heart MB-18302
068 HIGHER STANDARD OF LEAVING Soul of the Heart MB-18302
1 May 1997 [live] Gruene Hall, near Gruene, TX – Michael Ballew
06801 HOT SPOT BCD 16167
06802 DAMNED IL' BEER BCD 16167
06803 WHISKEY'S FINE BCD 16167
06804 I CAN'T DRIVE HOME BCD 16167
06805 I CAN'T DO THAT BCD 16167
06806 LEAVIN' THESE HONKY TONKS BCD 16167
06807 I LOVE TO RIDE BCD 16167
06808 TEXAS GAL BCD 16167
06809 TOP OF THE WORLD BCD 16167
06810 HEAVY ON THE BLUES BCD 16167
06811 WHERE ARE THE RANGERS BCD 16167
06812 SIXTEEN TONS BCD 16167
06813 MUSIC IS SWEET BCD 16167
06814 DARKSIDE ON THE DANCE FLOOR BCD 16167
06815 OLD COWBOY BCD 16167
06816 COWBOY AND THE PREACHER BCD 16167
06817 TEXAS BLUE WATER BCD 16167
06818 I LOVE TEXAS BCD 16167
unknown, 1980s-1990s unknown – Michael Ballew
069 TEARS ALL OVER TOWN Soul of the Heart MB-18302
070 HIGHER STANDARD OF LEAVING Soul of the Heart MB-18302
2005 unknown – Michael Ballew (Producer: Dodd Meredith, Michael Ballew)
071 THE WHISKEY'S FINE  Soul Of the Heart SH-NP-102
072 NO PAIN  Soul Of the Heart SH-NP-102
073 EVERY TIME I HOLD YOU  Soul Of the Heart SH-NP-102
074 COPANO BAY  Soul Of the Heart SH-NP-102
075 PICK ME UP ON YOUR WAY DOWN  Soul Of the Heart SH-NP-102
076 NO ONE LOVES ME LIKE YOU  Soul Of the Heart SH-NP-102
077 SOME KIND OF ANGEL  Soul Of the Heart SH-NP-102 
078 I'M LEAVIN' THESE HONKY TONKS  Soul Of the Heart SH-NP-102
079 COWBOY AND THE PREACHER  Soul Of the Heart SH-NP-102
080 LOVING YOU  Soul Of the Heart SH-NP-102
081 THAT'S MY BOY  Soul Of the Heart SH-NP-102
082 WOMEN LOVE LOVE  Soul Of the Heart SH-NP-102 
083 RED- HEADED WOMEN  Soul Of the Heart SH-NP-102
084 THE BACK OF MY HAND  Soul Of the Heart SH-NP-102 
085 I'LL RIDE THE RIVER WITH YOU  Soul Of the Heart SH-NP-102 
086 MY SWEET ANGEL  Soul Of the Heart SH-NP-102
087 I CAN'T DRIVE HOME  Soul Of the Heart SH-NP-102 
088 HARD-HEARTED WOMAN  Soul Of the Heart SH-NP-102
2010 unknown – Michael Ballew
NORTH OF AMARILLO  Soul of The heart 20832
+ more unknown tracks for album North Of Amarillo
2014 Austin, TX – Michael Ballew (Producer: Michael Ballew)
MERLENE Soul of The heart 20832  
ME TOO Soul of The heart 20832
RACIN' DOWN THE HIGHWAY Soul of The heart 20832  
I HAD A DAD Soul of The heart 20832
I AM AMERICA Soul of The heart 20832
DON'T CALL THIS LOVE Soul of The heart 20832
MAMA BAHAMA Soul of The heart 20832
THROUGH THICK AND THIN Soul of The heart 20832
PULL MY CHAIN Soul of The heart 20832
A THING OR TWO Soul of The heart 20832
OLD PICKERS LIKE ME Soul of The heart 20832
HOT SPOT Soul of The heart 20832



ALBUMS

Phooey 91x45 Side One: Blue Water; Picture Song; Ain´t No Future; Brown Eyes; Very Last Song; Siminole County Jail; Hop Skip and a Jump; Love Me Tonight; Great Divide; Bring It On Down To My House; Country Music - 79
Liberty [? no number] Daddy Don't Live In Heaven: Daddy Don't Live In Heaven; Pretending Fool; Oh No; Lonely Heart; Loving Arms; Songs On The Radio; Seminole Jail; Blue Water; You're Out Of My Sight; Here Comes The Heartache; Ain't No Future – unissued (released on Bear Family BCD-16409 in 2000)
Bear Family [GER] BCD-15669 I Love Texas: Music Is Sweet; Great Texas Song; Glenda Pearl; Ain't No Future; I Love Texas; Blue Water; Country Music; Rodeo Cool; Hot Spot; Lovin' Me; Cheatin'; Take It Slow; My Family; Your Daddy Don't Live In Heaven; Pretending Fool; Seminole County Jail; Crazy Dreams; Dark Side Of The Dancefloor; As Precious As You Are; Women Love Love; Out There; Hazelwood Avenue – 06-92
Texas Music TM-922 Yesterday's Wind: Songs On The Radio; Dial In Country; What I Didn't Know Then; Where Are The Rangers; Still Waters; All Alone In San Antone; I Can't Do That; My Friend; Top Of The World; I Love To Ride; Damned Ol' Beer; Heavy On The Blues; Pleasure Ain't Worth The Pain - 93
Bear Family [GER] BCD-15896 You Better Hold On: Blue To The Bone; Livin' In Limbo; Nothin' On Me; Tiny Fingers, Tiny Toes; Texas Gal; Blue Water; Boot Scootin'; Your Memory Is Better Than Mine; You Better Hold On; Hill Country Wine; For The Honey; Dig In Get Tough; Today Will Never End – 20-06-95
Bear Family [GER] BCD-16167 Michael Ballew Live At Gruene Hall: Hot Spot; Damned Il' Beer; Whiskey's Fine; I Can't Drive Home; I Can't Do That; Leavin' These Honky Tonks; I Love To Ride; Texas Gal; Top Of The World; Heavy On The Blues; Where Are The Rangers; Sixteen Tons; Music Is Sweet; Darkside On The Dance Floor; Old Cowboy; The Cowboy And The Preacher; Texas Blue Water; I Love Texas - 27-06-97
Soul of the Heart MB-18302 Rodeo Cool: I Love To Ride; Rodeo Cool; Damned Ol' Beer; Top Of The World; Boot Scootin'; Glenda Pearl; Nothing On Me But You; Texas Gal; Living In Limbo; All Alone In San Antone; Darkside Of The Dance Floor; Tiny Fingers, Tiny Toes; Cheatin'; I Can't Do That Any More; Music Is Sweet; Your Memory Is Better Than Mine; Tears All Over Town*; Higher Standard Of Leaving* - 30-10-01 (*probably previously unissued)
Soul Of The Heart SH-NP-102 No Pain: The Whiskey's Fine; No Pain; Every Time I Hold You; Copano Bay; Pick Me Up On Your Way Down; No One Loves Me Like You; Some Kind Of Angel; I'm Leavin' These Honky Tonks; Cowboy And The Preacher; Loving You; That's My Boy; Women Love Love; Red- Headed Women; The Back Of My Hand; I'll Ride The River With You; My Sweet Angel; I Can't Drive Home; Hard-Hearted Woman – 05 (Produced by Dodd Meredith, Michael Ballew)
Soul Of The Heart ? North Of Amarillo: (tracks unknown) - 10
Soul Of The Heart SOTH 20832 Through Thick And Thin: Merlene;  Me Too; Racin' Down The Highway;  I Had A Dad;  I Am America;  Don't Call This Love;  Mama Bahama;  Through Thick And Thin; Pull My Chain; A Thing Or Two; Old Pickers Like Me; Hot Spot; North Of Amarillo - 14


SINGLES
Phooey (1979)
811x24 River / Great Divide - 79
Liberty (1981)
A-1437 Your Daddy Don't Live In Heaven (He's In Houston) / Blue Water - 30-09-81 (rev. Oct. 10)
B-1447 Pretending Fool / Ain't No Future In Loving You - 04-01-82 (rev. Feb. 6)

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