Friday, November 13, 2015

Wade Ray



Lyman Wade Ray , *06-04-1913 [or 17-08-1921] near Evansville, IN, +18-11-1997
4th version
By Rihard Weize, Russ Wapensky, Praguefrank, Michel Ruppli, Mario Manciotti, Tony Middleton, Hans Sandberg, Carl LaFong, Bob Eveleth

SESSIONS see also Prairie Ramblers
Mid 1948 Los Angeles, CA – Wade Ray
001 YOUR FEET'S TOO BIG Town and Country 501
002 THREE MINUTE BLUES Town and Country 501
1949 Los Angeles, CA - Wade Ray and His Ozark Mountain Boys  (Wade Ray –vcl-1/fiddle], Dick Morgan [gt/gt solo-2], Freddie Tavares [steel/steel solo-3], Bob Morgan [bass], Jimmy Madrid [drums], vocal trio [-4])
003 RL 20510 DO YOU EVER THINK OF ME -1-4 Cow Town 701/703
004 RL 20511 TATER PIE -1-4  702/706
005 RL 20512 MARRIAGE VOWS -1 701/703
006 RL 20513? KEEPER OF MY HEART -1  704/708
007 RL 20514 DICKIE’S BOUNCE -2  –instr-  Cow Town 705/707
008 RL 20515 PARADISE ISLE -3 –instr.- 702/706
009 RL 20516 ENCLOSED YOU’LL FIND ONE BROKEN HEART  -1 Cow Town 705/707
010 RL 20517(09) HOEDOWN MEDLEY  -1  704/708
Cow Town 701/703, 702/706, 705/707 issued as 3-78 RPM set
1 June 1949 [no.1359] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA -Wade Ray and Ozark Mountain Boys
011 4534 FLOP-EARED MULE 54-40204 F4092
012 4535 HELL AMONGST THE YEARLIN'S 54-40204 F4092
013 4536 HILO SCHOOTISCHE 54-40205
014 4537 FORTY YEARS AGO 54-40205
21 July 1949 [no 1400] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA – Wade Ray
015 4689 CUDDLEBUG 57-40232
016 4690-6 I WANT MY DIME BACK 57-40232
According to some sources the sessions was held on July 7
16 July 1951 [21:00-00:30] RCA Victor Studio, 1016 North Sycamore, Hollywood, CA – Wade Ray (Wade Ray [vcl/fiddle], Jimmy Bryant [gt], Eddie Kirk [gt/leader], Speedy West [steel], Dale H. Warren [bass], Muddy berry [drums], Billy Liebert [piano], poss. Cindy Walker [vcl*]. Producer: Stephen Sholes)
017 E1-VB-686 ARE YOU FER IT?* 47-4226/BCD 17219
018 E1-VB-687 JUST LIKE TAKING CANDY FROM A BABY 47-4429/CAS-2107 BCD 17219
019 E1-VB-688 BILL BAILEY, WON'T YOU PLEASE COME HOME 47-4930/ BACM CD D 209 BCD 17219
020 E1-VB-689 WALK SOFTLY 47-4226/CAS-2107 LSP-2633 Hound TRG-505107 BCD 17219
8 November 1951 [14:00-18:00] RCA Victor Studio, 1016 North Sycamore St., Hollywood, CA - Wade Ray and His Ozark Mountain Boys (Wade Ray [vcl/fiddle], Jimmy Bryant [gt], Speedy West [steel], Allen Williams [bass], Muddy Berry [drums], Bill Liebert [piano]. Producer: Stephen Sholes]
021 E1-VB-3847-1 HEART OF A CLOWN 47-4429/CAS-2107
022 E1-VB-3848-1 A PENNY FOR YOUR TOUGHTS 47-5624/CAL-2107
023 E1-VB-3849-1 ONE WOMAN MAN 47-4751
6 January 1952 Brown Radio Productions, 240 1/2 4th Ave. North, Nashville, TN - Wade Ray (Wade Ray [vcl/fiddle], Chet Atkins [gt], Velma Williams Smith [rh gt], Noel Boggs [steel], Stan Puls [bbass], John Mountjoy [drums], Owen Bradley [piano]. Producer: Stephen Sholes)
024 E2-VB-5009 JUNE-BUG JITTERS 47-4751/BCD 17219
025 E2-VB-5010 I WAS JUST WALKIN' OUT THE DOOR 47-4580
026 E2-VB-5011 DID I DO WRONG (WHEN I DID RIGHT BY YOU?) 47-5377/ BACM CD D 209 BCD 17219
027 E2-VB-5012 FIRST, LAST AND ALWAYS 47-5518 /CAL 2107 Hound TRG-505107 BACM CD D 209
028 E2-VB-5013 THE FIDDLIN' RAG 47-4580/BCD 17219
029 E2-VB-5014 THE ECHO OF YOUR VOICE 47-4930 / BACM CD D 209
18 November 1952 [13:30-17:00] RCA Victor Studio, 1016 North Sycamore St., Hollywood, CA – Wade Ray (Wade Ray [vcl/fiddle], Jimmy Bryant [gt], Eddie Kirk [gt], Noel Boggs [steel], Stanley Puls [bass], Muddy berry [drums], Billy Liebert [piano]. Producer: Stephen Sholes)
030 E2-VB-7022 IT‘S ALL YOUR FAULT 47-5091/BCD 17219
031 E2-VB-7023 CALL ME UP 47-5199/BCD 17219
032 E2-VB-7024 THE THINGS I MIGHT HAVE BEEN 47-5091/CAL-2107
033 E2-VB-7025 IF THEY SHOULD ASK ME 47-5199
20 November 1952 [19:00-22:00] RCA Victor Studio, 1016 North Sycamore, Hollywood, CA – Wade Ray (Wade Ray [vcl/fiddle], Jimmy Bryant [gt], Eddie Kirk [gt], Noel Boggs [steel], Stanley Puls [bass], Muddy berry [drums], Billy Liebert [piano]. Producer: Stephen Sholes)
034 E2-VB-7037 THAT LOVE MAKIN‘ MELODY 47-5377/ BACM CD D 209 BCD 17219
035 E2-VB-7038 DON'T WAIT TO BABY YOUR BABY 47-5302/Hound TRG-505107 BACM CD D 209 BCD 17219
036 E2-VB-7039 BURNED FINGERS 47-5302/Hound TRG-505107 BACM CD D 209
037 E2-VB-7040 ROSETTA 47-5845/Hound TRG-505107 BACM CD D 209 BCD 17219
2 July 1953 [20:00-23:00] RCA Victor Studio, 1016 North Sycamore, Hollywood, CA – Wade Ray (Wade Ray [vcl/fiddle], Maurice Cameron Hill [gt], Eddie Martin Mitchell [steel], Mel Carson [bass], Gwynn Merle Nichols [drums], Vic Davis [piano], Alan H. Barker []. Producer: Stephen Sholes)
038 E3-VB-135 TOO LATE TO DREAM 47-5440/Hound TRG-505107 BACM CD D 209 BCD 17219
039 E3-VB-136 SATURDAY NIGHT 47-5518/Hound TRG-505107 BACM CD D 209 BCD 17219
040 E3-VB-137 LET ME GO, DEVIL 47-5440/ BACM CD D 209 BCD 17219
27 December 1953 [22:00-01:30/01:30-04:30] RCA Victor Studio, 1016 North Sycamore St., Hollywood, CA –Wade Ray (Wade Ray [vcl/fiddle], Maurice Cameron Hill [gt], Eddie Martin Mitchell [steel], Alan H. Barker [bass], Gwynn Merle Nichols [drums], Vic Davis [piano]. Producer: Stephen Sholes)
041 E3-VB-2056 IDAHO RED 47-5624/Hound TRG-505107 BACM CD D 209 BCD 17219
042 E3-VB-2057 HOLD FAST TO THE RIGHT
043 E3-VB-2058 CATTIN‘ AROUND  unissued/BCD 17219
044 E3-VB-2059 BECAUSE OF A LIE 47-6313/Hound TRG-505107
045 E3-VB-2060 THE BEST MAN MUST SMILE 47-5696
046 E3-VB-2061 EASY PICKIN'S 47-5696/Hound TRG-505107 BCD 17219
047 E3-VB-2062 LETTERS HAVE NO ARMS 47-5845/CAL-2107 Hound TRG-505107 BACM CD D 209
12 November 1954 [16:30-19:30] Radio Recorders, Studio A, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Wade Ray (Wade Ray [vcl/fiddle], Billy Raymond Carson [gt], Charles R. Morgan [gt], Eddie Martin mitchell [steel], Hank Caldwell [bass], Mort Nathan [drums], Don Robertyson [piano]. Producer: Stephen Sholes)
048 E4-VB-4588 EXCUSE ME 47-6061/Hound TRG-505107 BACM CD D 209 BCD 17219
049 E4-VB-4589 THERE'S NO FOOL LIKE A YOUNG FOOL 47-5957/CAL-2107 BACM CD D 209 BCD 17219
050 E4-VB-4590 I COULDN'T BE SO HAPPY (IF I HADN'T BEEN SO BLUE) 47-6061/Hound TRG-505107 BACM CD D 209
051 E4-VB-4591 NO MAMA- NO PAPA 47-5957/Hound TRG-505107 BACM CD D 209 BCD 17219
23 February 1955 [09:00-12:00] Radio Recorders, Studio A, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Wade Ray and His Cow Town Five (Wade Ray [vcl/fiddle], Charles R. Morgan [gt], Jimmy Wyble [gt], Eddie Martin Mitchell [steel], Stanley Puls [bass], Monte Montejoy [drums]. Producer: Stephen Sholes)
052 F2-WB-0485 DIPSEY DOODLE -instr.- 47-6110/ BACM CD D 209 BCD  17219
053 F2-WB-0486 DOWN HOME RAG  unissued/BCD 17219
054 F2-WB-0487 A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY -instr.- 47-6110/ BACM CD D 209
055 F2-WB-0488 PERDIDO unissued/BCD 17219
12 July 1955 [19:00-22:00] Radio Recorders, Studio A, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Wade Ray (Wade Ray [vcl/fiddle], Charles R. Morgan [gt], Jimmy Wyble [gt], Eddie Martin Mitchell [steel], Stanley Puls [bass], Monte Montejoy [drums]. Producer: Stephen Sholes)
056 F2-WB-2029 THE ALBINO STALLION 47-6219/Hound TRG-505107 BACM CD D 209
057 F2-WB-2030 KEEP MY HEART (TO REMEMBER ME BY) 47-6313
058 F2-WB-2031 I'LL KEEP ON BEING A FOOL 47-6219
13 February 1956 [20:00-23:00] Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Wade Ray (Wade Ray [vcl/fiddle], Tommy Allsup [gt], Chet Atkins [gt], Eddie Martin Mitchell [steel], Robert Joe Morgan [bass], John Monte Montejoy [drums]. Producer: Stephen Sholes)
059 G2-WB-0434 JUST AN OLD FASHIONED LOCKET 47-6544/Hound TRG-505107
060 G2-WB-0435 ANY OLD TIME 47-6457/CAS-2107 Hound TRG-505107 BCD17219
061 G2-WB-0436 GOING HOME ALL ALONE 47-6457
062 G2-WB-0437 I NEED A GOOD GIRL BAD 47-6544/Hound TRG-505107 BCD 17219
15 January 1957 [19:00-22:00] Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Wade Ray (Wade Ray [vcl/fiddle], Maurice  Cameron Hill [gt], Roy Howard Lanham [gt], Buddy Kendricks [bass], John Monte Montejoy [drums], Vic Davis [piano]. Producer: Stephen Sholes)
063 H2-WB-0278 ALL OR NOTHIN' MAN 47-6818/Hound TRG-505107 BCD 17219
064 H2-WB-0279 WILD HEART 47-6931
065 H2-WB-0280 WHEN I LOST YOU 47-6818/CAL 2107 Hound TRG-505107
066 H2-WB-0281 LITTLE GREEN VALLEY 47-6931/Hound TRG-505107  BCD 17219
June 1957 Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Wade Ray (Producer: Fabor Robinson)
067 MB-9804 TWO RED, RED LIPS 45-15600 Fabor 115/Hound TRG-505107 BCD 17219
068 MB-9805 BURNING DESIRE 45-15600 Fabor 115/Hound TRG-505107 BCD 17219
prob. from this session:
069 MINGLO [MING-LO*]  Fabor 123
070 NATHAN HALE Fabor 123
*on some issues of Fabor 123
Early 1960 unknown – Wade Ray
Unknown tracks for album Wade Ray Swings at The Nugget
1962 Hollywood, CA – Wade Ray
071 IT'S MY DAY Toppa 1058
072 LITTLE OLE LOVEMAKER Toppa 1058
January 1963 Hollywood, CA – Wade Ray
073 COUNTRY BOY Toppa 1079
074 HAVE YOURSELF A PARTY Toppa 1079
1965 unknown – Wade Ray
075 19 TWO OF THE USUAL Antenna 6433
076 20 TEARS DON'T STAIN Antenna 6435
077 21/S5KM-1839 MEANWHILE BACK AT MY HOUSE Antenna 6435
078 22/S5KM-1840 EVEN AT MY BEST Antenna 6433
12 October 1965 Nashville, TN – Wade Ray (Producer: Fred Carter, Jr.)
079 12950 BILL BAILEY ABCS-539
080 12949 THE HEART OF A CLOWN ABCS-539
081 12952 I WAS JUST WALKING OUT THE DOOR ABCS-539
082 12946 OLD SHEP ABCS-539
083 12947 I ONLY WANT A BUDDY NOT A SWEETHEART ABCS-539
084 12955 A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS ABCS-539
13 October 1965 Nashville, TN – Wade Ray (Producer: Fred Carter, Jr.)
085 12948 WITHIN YOUR CROWD ABCS-539
086 12951 ANY OLD ARMS WON'T DO ABCS-539
087 12945 THEY GOTTA QUIT KICKING MY DOG AROUND ABCS-539
088 12956 THE HEART INSIDE OF YOU ABCS-539
089 12954 TOO MANY RIVERS ABCS-539
090 12953 YOU TIED TIN CANS TO MY HEART ABCS-539
January 1967 RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Wade Ray and Country Fiddlers (Wade Ray [fiddle], Jethro Burns [mandolin], Sonny Osborne [banjo], Hargus Robbins [piano]. Producers: Chet Atkins and Ethel Gabriel)
091 DOWN YONDER Camden CAS-2145
092 BACK UP AND PUSH Camden CAS-2145
093 DEVIL'S DREAM Camden CAS-2145
094 HELL AMONGST THE YEARLINGS Camden CAS-2145
095 FLOP EARED MULE Camden CAS-2145
096 SOLDIER'S JOY Camden CAS-2145
097 OLD JOE CLARK Camden CAS-2145
098 MISSISSIPPI SAWYER Camden CAS-2145
099 TENNESSEE WAGONER Camden CAS-2145
100 RICKETT'S HORNPIPE Camden CAS-2145
Btw 1967/1970 Nashville, TN - Wade Ray (Producer: Ray Pennington)
101 1200 THINGS LOOK BAD Renfro Valley No. 100
102 1201? GO ON HOME Renfro Valley No. 100
21 February 1982 Smith-Lee Productions, Saint Louis, MO - Wade Ray (Wade Ray [fiddle], Bobby Caldwell [gt], Russ Wever/Pat Heller/DeWitt Scott [steel], Ronnie Griggs [bass], Jimmy Queen/Dennis Roussin [drums]. Producer: DeWitt Scott)
103 ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL Midland MD-43
104 HOE DOWN MEDLEY Midland MD-43
105 RED WING Midland MD-43
106 RUBBER DOLLY Midland MD-43
107 DARK EYES Midland MD-43
108 HEART OF A CLOWN Midland MD-43
109 MY MOTHER'S EYES Midland MD-43
110 BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN Midland MD-43
111 MANSION ON THE HILL Midland MD-43
112 HEY GOOD LOOKIN' Midland MD-43


ALBUMS

NRC ? Wade Ray Swings At The Nugget: (tracks unknown) – 60 (Bb mention, March 21, 1960. No more details known, album possibly cancelled)
ABC-Paramount ABC/ABCS-539 A Ray Of Country Sun: They Gotta Quit Kicking My Dog Around; Old Shep; I Only Want A Buddy Not A Sweetheart; Within Your Crowd; The Heart Of A Clown; Bill Bailey; Any Old Arms Won't Do; I Was Just Walking Out The Door; You Tied Tin Cans To My Heart; Too Many Rivers; A Penny For Your Thoughts; The Heart Inside Of You – 02-66 (rev. March 5)
RCA Camden CAL/CAS-2107 "Walk Softly" And Other Country Songs: Walk Softly; Heart Of A Clown; Just Like Taking Candy From A Baby; Letters Have No Arms; There's No Fool Like A Young Fool; When I Lost You; The Things I Might Have Been; First, Last And Always; A Penny For Your Thoughts; Any Old Time - 66
RCA Camden CAL/CAS-2145 "Down Yonder" And Other Old Time Favorites: Down Yonder; Back Up And Push; Devil's Dream; Hell Amongst The Yearlings; Flop Eared Mule; Soldier's Joy; Old Joe Clark; Mississippi Sawyer; Tennessee Wagoner; Rickett's Hornpipe – 04-67 w. The Country Fiddlers
Midland MD-43 Pappy Wade Ray: Orange Blossom Special; Hoe Down Medley; Red Wing; Rubber Dolly; Dark Eyes; Heart Of A Clown; My Mother's Eyes; Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain; Mansion On The Hill; Hey Good Lookin' - ca 82
Hound TRG-505107 Idaho Red: A penny for your thoughts;All or nothing man;Any old time;Because of a lie; Burned fingers; Burning desire; Call me up; Don't wait to baby your baby; Easy pickin's; Excuse me;First last and always;Heart of a clown; I could be so happy; I need a good girl bad; Idaho Red; If they should ask me; It's all your fault; Just an old fashioned locket; Just like taking candy from a; Letters have no arms; Little green valley; No mama no papa;Rosetta;Saturday night;The albino stallion; The things I might have been; Too late to; Two red lips; Walk softly; When I lost you - 96
BACM [UK] CD D 209 Things I Might Have Been: Heart Of A Clown; Echo Of Your Voice; Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home; It's All Your Fault; Things I Might Have Been; Call Me Up; If They Should Ask; Burned Fingers; Don't Wait To Baby Your Baby; That Love Makin' Melody; Did I Do Wrong; Let Me Go Devil; Too Late To; Saturday Night; First Last And Always; Idaho Red; A Penny For Your Thoughts; Rosetta; Letters Have No Arms; There's No Fool Like A Young Fool; No Mama No Papa; Excuse Me; I Couldn't Be So Happy; Dipsy Doodle (Instr.); Sentimental Journey (instr.); Albino Stallion - 05
Bear Family [GR] BCD 17219 Idaho Red: Idaho Red; Two Red, Red Lips; Burning Desire; I Need a Good Girl Bad; No Mama, No Papa; Are You Fer It?; Cattin' Around; Too Late to Dream; Saturday Night; The Fiddlin' Rag; Easy Pickin's; Call Me Up; Don't Wait to Baby Your Baby; Rosetta; All or Nothin' Man; Excuse Me; Dipsey Doodle; That Love Makin' Melody; Bill Bailey (Won't You Please Come Home); Perdido; June-Bug Jitters; Just Like Taking Candy from a Baby; It's All Your Fault; Any Old Time; Little Green Valley; Down Home Rag; There's No Fool Like a Young Fool; Did I Do Wrong (When I Did Right by You?); Walk Softly; Let Me Go, Devil  - 01-02-12



SINGLES
Town and Country (1948)
501 Your Feet's Too Big / Three Minute Blues - 08-48 (rev. October 23)
Cow Town (1949)
701/703 Do You Ever Think Of Me / Marriage Vows – 49
702/706 Tater Pie / Paradise Isle – 49
704/708 Keeper Of My Heart / Hoedown Medley - 49
705/707 Dickie’s Bounce / Enclosed You’ll Find One Broken Heart – 49
Capitol (1949) [and Ozark Mountain Boys]
57-40204 Flop Eared Mule / Hell Amongst The Yearlin's - 08-49
57-40205 Hi-Lo Schottische / Forty Years Ago - 08-49
57-40232 Cuddlebug / I Want My Dime Back – 09-49
F4092 Flop-Eared Mule / Hell Amongst The Yearlin's - 11-58 (reissue of 57-40204)
RCA Victor (1951-57)
47-4226 Are You Fer It ? / Walk Softly - 07-51
47-4429 Heart Of A Clown / Just Like Taking Candy From A Baby - 12-51 (rev.Jan. 12, 1952)
47-4580 I Was Just Walkin' Out The Door / Fiddlin' Rag - 03-52 (rev. March 15)
47-4751 June-Bug Jitters / One Woman Man - 06-52 (rev. June 14)
47-4930 Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home / The Echo Of Your Voice - 09-52
47-5091 It's All Your Fault / The Things I Might Have Been – 12-52 (rev. Dec. 12)
47-5199 If They Should Ask Me / Call Me Up - 03-53
47-5302 Don't Wait To Baby Your Baby / Burned Fingers - 05-53 (rev. May 30)
47-5377 That Love Makin' Melody / Did I Do Wrong (When I Did Right By You?) - 08-53
47-5440 Let Me Go, Devil / Too Late To…! - 09-53 (rev. Sept. 12)
47-5518 Saturday Night / First, Last And Always - 12-53
47-5624 Idaho Red / A Penny For Your Thoughts - 02-54 (rev. Feb. 20)
47-5696 Best Man Must Smile / Easy Pickin's - 04-54
47-5845 Letters Have No Arms / Rosetta – ca. 03-09-54
47-5957 There's No Fool Like A Young Fool / No Mama, No Papa - 12-54
47-6061 Excuse Me / I Couldn't Be So Happy - 03-55 (rev. March 26)
47-6061/47-6062 Excuse Me / [Bud Isaacs:] Bud’s Bounce – 03-55 (promo)
47-6110 Dippsy Doodle / A Sentimental Journey - 05-55
47-6219 I'll Keep On Being A Fool / The Albino Stallion - 08-55
47-6313 Keep My Heart / Because Of A Lie – ca. 23-11-55
47-6457 Any Old Time / Going Home All Alone - 03-56
47-6544 Just An Old Fashioned Locket / I Need A Good Girl Bad - 05-56
47-6818 All Or Nothin' Man / When I Lost You - 02-57
47-6931 Wild Heart / Little Green Valley - 05-57
Fabor (1957)
Dot 45-15600 Burning Desire / Two Red Red Lips - 57
115 Burning Desire / Two Red Red Lips - 01-63 (reissue of Dot 45-15600, Canadian issue on Quality 1505X)
123 Minglo / Nathan Hale – 63
Toppa (1962)
45-1058 It's My Day / Little Ole Lovemaker – 05-62 (Canadian issue on Quality 1432X)
45-1079 Country Boy / Have Yourself A Party – 02-63 (rev. Feb. 23)
Antenna (1965)
6433 Even At My Best / Two Of The Usual - 65
6435 Tears Don't Stain / Meanwhile Back At My House - 65
Renfro Valley (around 1967)
100 Things Look Bad / Go On Home

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