Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Howard Vokes



*13-06-1931 Clearfield, PA
4th version
By Praguefrank, Wolf-Ruediger Sommer, Dick Grant, Eberhard Finke (Country Corner 10/77)
SESSIONS

1958 A School House Strudio, Jeanette, PA – Cowboy Howard Vokes (Howard Vokes [vcl/rh gt], Skeets Martin [el gt], Johnny Drolz [steel], Bob Rose [bass])
001 RM-105A GHOST OF A HONKY-TONK SLAVE Del Ray 204 Acadia 1005/Folk Variety FV-12019
002 RM-105-B THIS PRISON I'M IN Del Ray 204/LP-2002 Folk Variety FV-12019
1959 Schneider Recording Studio, Cleveland, OH – Cowboy Howard Vokes (Howard Vokes [vcl/rh gt], Skeets Martin [el gt], Rody Thacker [el gt-1], Johnny Drolz [steel], Bob Rose [bass])
003 KB-190 WILLIE ROY, THE CRIPPLED BOY -1 DR-205 211 RM-10 EP-250/LP-2002 FV-12019
004 KB-191 IF THIS WORLD WANTS PEACE (PRAY THE ROSARY) -1 Del-Ray DR.205 RM-106 EP-250/LP-2002 Folk Variety FV-12019
005 THE LOVE I ONCE KNEW 211 EP-250 Acadia 1005/ Folk Variety FV-12019
006 FOREVER EP-250/LP-2002 Folk Variety FV-12019
ca Octopber 1961 Kiski Recording Studio, North Apollo, PA – Cowboy Howard Vokes (Howard Vokes [vcl/rh gt], Tex Belin [vcl/gt], Skeets Martin [el gt/vcl-1], Johnny Drolz [steel], Bob Rose [bass])
007 MOUNTAIN GUITAR 209
008 MB-412/RM-109 IT'S ALL RIGHT NOW -1 209
1962 Kiski Recording Studio, North Apollo, PA – Howard Vokes (Howard Vokes [vcl/rh gt], Tex Belin [ac gt], Skeets Martin [el gt], Don Lowe [steel], Bob Rose [bass], Mabelene Baker [vcl-1])
009 THE POLKA FROM OTHER SPACE LP-2002 Folk Variety FV-12019
010 KEEP COOL BUT DON'T FREEZE LP-2002 Folk Variety FV-12019
011 MOUNTAIN GUITAR LP-2002 Folk Variety FV-12019
012 TEARS AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY LP2002 Folk Variety FV-12019
013 DOWN IN THE HOLLOW -1 LP-2002 Folk Variety FV-12019
014 IT'S ALL RIGHT NOW LP-2002 Folk Variety FV-12019
12 August 1963 Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN – Howard Vokes (Howard Vokes [vcl], Eddie Wilson [gt], Howard Rhoton [el gt], Hoss Linneman [dobro/harmonica], Billy Linneman [bass], Benny Martin [fiddle/ac gt]. Producer: Tommy Hill)
015 ST-6516 THE MINER 648/SLP-258 SD-5122-2
016 ST-6517 DEATH ON THE HIGHWAY 648/SLP-258 SLP-270 SD-5122-2
017 ST-6518 HIS LAST RIDE Vokes 103/ SLP-258 NLP-2019 SD-5122-2
018 ST-6519 CYCLONE AT RYCOE SLP-258 SD-5122-2
019 ST-6520 DON'T MAKE ME GO TO BED AND I'LL BE GOOD SD-5122-2
020 ST-6521 THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC SLP-258 SD-5122-2
021 ST-6522 MOMMY PLEASE STAY HOME WITH ME SD-5122-2
022 ST-6523 THE ENGINEER'S LAST RIDE SLP-258 SD-5122-2
023 ST-6524 PUT MY LITTLE SHOES AWAY SLP-258 SD-5122-2
024 ST-6525 THE DEATH OF LITTLE KATHY FISCUS SLP-258 SD-5122-2
025 ST-6526 OLD SHEP Vokes 103/ SLP-258 SD-5122-2
026 ST-6527 THE YELLOW TOMB SLP-258 SD-5122-2
027 ST-6528 WILLIE ROY, THE CRIPPLED BOY SLP-258 SD-5122-2
028 ST-6529 TRAGEDY OF CHICAGO SLP-258 SD-5122-2
1960s poss. Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN – Howard Vokes
029 A CHILD WITHOUT A NAME SD-5122-2
Spring 1967 Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN – Howard Vokes
030 JUDGE OF HEARTS Folk Variety FV-12012
11 February 1969 Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN – Howard Vokes (Howard Vokes [vcl], Jeff Newman [el gt-steel], Al Gore [flat-top gt], Billy Linneman [bass], D.J. Fontana [drums], Joe Red Hayes [fiddle])
031 IT TAKES SIX MAN TO CARRY A MAN TO HIS GRAVE (BUT ONLY ONE WOMAN TO PUT HIM THERE) WASP-111/ Folk Variety FV-12012
032 BORN WITHOUT A NAME WASP-111/ Folk Variety FV-12012
033 PLASTIC HEART WASP-119/Folk Variety FV-12012
034 EMPTY VICTORY WASP-119/ Folk Variety FV-12012
035 YOUR KISSES AND LIES Folk Variety FV-12012
036 KEEP COOL BUT DON'T FREEZE Folk Variety FV-12012
037 WEST OF THE YUKON Folk Variety FV-12012
038 BREAK THE NEWS (BUT BREAK IT GENTLY) Folk Variety FV-12012
039 MY WEEPING HEART Folk Variety FV-12012
040 I WAS A FOOL Folk Variety FV-12012
041 TOMORROW IS MY LAST DAY Folk Variety FV-12012 Starday SD-5122-2
Howard Vokes is still active. Info in albums list

ALBUMS
Del-Ray LP-2002 Mountain Guitar And Other Favorites:
Polka From Other Space; Keep Cool But Don't Freeze; Mountain Guitar; Tears At The Grand Ole Opry; Down In The Hollow; It's All Right Now; Willie Roy, The Crippled Boy; If This World Wants Peace; Forever; This Prison I'm In – ca 10-62
Starday SLP-258 Tragedy And Disaster In Country Music: Put My Little Shoes Away; The Sinking Of The Titanic; The Death Of Little Kathy Fiscus; His Last Ride; Cyclone At Rycoe; Willie Roy, The Crippled Boy; Tragedy Of Chicago; Miner's Fate; Death On The Highway; Engineer's Last Ride; Yellow Tomb; Old Shep - 64 (reissued in 2000 on Starday SD-5122-2 Songs Of Tragedy And Disaster with added songs: Don't Make Me Go To Bed And I'll Be Good; Mama Please Stay Home With Me; A Child Without A Name; Tomorrow Is My Last Day)
Halley [AUS] ? Songs Of Life: (tracks unknown) – ca 05-73
Folk Variety [GER] FV-12012 Howard Vokes Sings Songs Of Broken Love Affair: A Plastic Heart;Your Kisses And Lies; Keep Cool But Don't Freeze; Empty Victory; West Of The Yukon; Break The News (But Break It Gently); It Takes Six Men To Carry A Man To His Grave (But Only One Woman To Put Him There); Judge Of Hearts; My Weeping Heart; Born Without A Name; I Was A Fool; Tomorrow Is My Last Day – 30-03-77
Folk Variety [GER] FV-12019 Tears At The Grand Ole Opry: This Prison I'm In; Ghost Of A Honky Tonk Slave*; The Love I Once Knew*; If This World Wants Peace; Forever; Willie Roy, The Crippled Boy; Mountain Guitar; Tears At The Grand Ole Opry; Polka From Other Space; Down In The Hollow; It's All Right Now; Keep Cool But Don't Freeze – 79 (reissue of LP-2002 with *bonus track)
Condor [CAN] HCD-4444 Heartbreak And Sorrow: Willie The Crippled Boy; Plastic Heart; Tomorrow Is My Last Day; Keep Cool But Don't Freeze; Empty Victory; Break The News; West Of The Yukon; It Takes Six Men To Carry A Man To His Grave(But Only One Woman To Put Him There); Judge Of Hearts; My Weeping Heart; Born Without A Name; I Was A Fool; Forever; Your Kisses And Lies – 98 (Recorded In Nashville. Musicians: Jeff Newman-Steel and Electric Guitar; Al Gore-Flat Top Guitar; Joe "Red" Hayes-Fiddle; Billy Lineman-Bass; D.J. Fontana-drums)
Rosedale [CAN] CD 421 Songs Of Sadness: When They Take The Last Look At Me; It's Just About Time; I Had A Dream; If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again; Lonely Mound Of Clay; Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain; Calling You; The Song Birds Are Singing In Heaven; When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels; Unloved And Unclaimed; Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine; End Of The World; I Just Told Mamma Goodbye - 10 (CD-R, Recorded At Vokes Studios)
Rosedale [CAN] CD 424 Inspirational Songs From The Heart: It's Alright Now [1]; In His Arms I'm Not Afraid [3]; Our Homeland [4]; Amazing Grace [2]; If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again [1]; The Family Bible [3]; We Have Sunshine [4]; If Jesus Comes Tomorrow [2]; Calling You [1]; Falling Leaves [3]; The Hand Of The Master [4]; I'll Fly Away [2]– 10? Howard Vokes and Skeets Martin [1]., Howard Vokes: Jr [2]; Patti Powell [3], Tex an Martha  Belin [4].
Rosedale [CAN] CD 426 The Road Of Broken Hearts: I Never Hear You Say "I Love You"; The Moon Is Weeping Over You; A House Without Love; Tomorrow Never Comes; No One Will Ever Know; Come And Knock; The Road Of Broken Hearts; They'll Never Never Take Her Love From Me; The Gypsy Told Me; Signed, Sealed, Then Forgotten;Crybaby Heart; The Price To Pay For Love; The Postman Just Passes Me By; Candy Kisses - 10 (Recorded At Vokes Studios)

EPs
Del Ray
EP-250 Forever;  Willie Roy, The Crippled Boy / If This World Wants Peace / Love I Once Knew – 07-61


SINGLES
Del Ray (1958-62)
DR-204 Ghost Of A Honkybtonk Slave / This Prison I'm In - 58
DR-205/RM-106 Willie Roy, The Crippled Boy / If This World Wants Peace (Pray The Rosary) - 59
209 Mountain Guitar / It's All Right Now -11-61 (rev. Nov. 20)
211 Love I Once Knew / Willie Roy, The Crippled Boy - 62
AC 1005 The Love I Once Knew / Ghost Of A Honky Tonk Slave (released on Acadia)
Vokes (1963-69)
Starday
648 Miner’s Fate / Death On The Highway - 10-63
Vokes
VOKES-103 His Last Ride / Old Shep - 64
VOKES-111 It Takes Six Man To Carry A Man To His Grave (But Only One Woman To Put Him There) / Born Without A Name - 70
WASP
WR-119 A Plastic Heart / Empty Victory – ca. 70

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