Sunday, January 31, 2016

Carolina Cotton



Helen Hagstrom, *20-10-1925, +10-06-1997
3rd version
By Lillies Ohlsson, Michel Ruppli, Sharon Marie, Mario Manciotti, Marc Alesina, with help of carolinacotton.org
SESSIONS
also actress
May 1946 Universal Recording Corp., 46 East Walton St., Chicago, IL - Deuce Spriggins and His Western Band (Carolina Cotton - [-* duet vcl], The Plainsmen)
001 355 WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU* Mercury 6010
002 356 I BEEN DOWN IN TEXAS -* 6010
30 October 1946 poss. Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood , CA – Hank Penny Orchestra aka Carolina Cotton Pickers (Hank Penny [leader], Carolina Cotton [vcl], Fred Cianci [], Ralph Miele [steel], Doye O´Dell [gt/vcl?], Max Fidler [], Bob Caudana [accordion], poss Eddie Bennett [piano])
003 K2242 MOCKING BIRD YODEL King 816/Audio Lab AL 1566 Cattle LP-128 Kit Fox 001
004 K2243 HAPPIE ON THE PRAIRIE unissued
005 K2244 THREE MILES SOUTH OF CASH (IN ARKANSAS) 572 /Audio Lab AL 1566 Cattle LP-128 Kit Fox 001
006 K2245 YOU SHOULD HAVE TOLD ME unissued
007 K2246 SINGING ON THE TRAIL 572/Audio Lab AL 1566 Cattle LP-128 Kit Fox 001
008 K2247 I’D LOVE TO BE A COWGIRL unissued
009 K2248 I LOVE TO YODEL 816/LP 876 Audio Lab AL 1566 Cattle LP-128 Kit Fox 001
010 K2249 YODEL MOUNTAIN unissued
Audio Lab 1566 SWING BILLIES VOL. 2 (1962); KING LP 876 WESTERN SWING (1964)
1947 Hollywood, CA – Henry Schelb (Carolina Cotton [vcl], Henry Schelb [organ])
011 CHIME BELLS – Crystal 157/ Kit Fox 002
012 YOU´VE GOT ME WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER (Broom Bros) Crystal 157 Kit Fox 002
Ca 1947/1948 [soundtracks Hoedown] Hollywood, CA – Carolina Cotton (unknown musicians)
01201 OH WHERE HAS MY LITTLE DOG GONE (AKA DUTCH WARBLER) -original
acetate from the film/Kit Fox 002
1949 Hollywood, CA - Carolina Cotton (musicians incl Paul Sells)
013 75-38 THE OLD SQUARE DANCE IS BACK AGAIN – Mastertone 75-38/Kit Fox 002
014 75-39 PUT YOUR SHOES ON LUCY – Mastertone 75-39/Kit Fox 002
015 75-40 THE HOOSEGOW SERENADE – Mastertone 75-40/Kit Fox 002
6 March 1950 Castle Studio at The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville 3, TN - Carolina Cotton (possinly Jack Shook [gt], Jerry Byrd [steel], Ernie Newton [bass], Owen Bradley [piano])
016 50-S-6034 YOU‘RE GETTING A GOOD GIRL MGM 10692/ Cattle LP-128 Kit Fox 001
017 50-S-6035 LOVIN‘ DUCKY DADDY K10798/ Cattle LP-128 Kit Fox 002
018 50-S-6036 BETCHA I GETCHA 10692/ Cattle LP-128 Kit Fox 001
019 50-S-6037 BOO HOO BLUES K10798/ Cattle LP-128 Kit Fox 002
17 September 1951 Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (Joe Andrws [vcl], Carolina Cotton [vcl*], Cotton Whittington [gt], Ocie Stockard [banjo], Bobby Koeffer [steel], Joe Ferguson [bass], Paul Magee [drums], Bob Wills [fiddle], Joe Holley [fiddle], Skeeter Elkins [piano])
020 51-S-3135 YOU ALWAYS KEEP ME IN HOT WATER* K11130/ Cattle LP-128 Kit Fox 001
021 51-S-3136 ‘CAUSE I‘M IN LOVE* K11130/ Cattle LP-128 Kit Fox 001
022 51-S-3137 THREE MILES SOUTH OF CASH IN ARKANSAS * K11288 515 313-7 / Kit Fox 002
023 51-S-3138 I‘M ALL ALONE* K11288 515 313-7 / Kit Fox 002
000 51-S-3139 THREE LITTLE KITTENS unissued
ca early 1952 [soundtrack Apache Country] Hollywood, CA – Carolina Cotton and Gene Autry, /with Pat Buttroom, Tom London [vcl] (Jerry Scoggins [gt], Bert Dodson [bass], Frad Martin [accordion])
02301 THE COVERED WAGON ROLLED RIGHT ALONG* Cattle LP-128
02302 CRIME WILL NEVER PAY Cattle LP-128
Soundtrack issued on May 30, 1952
6 August 1952 New York City - Carolina Cotton (LeRoy Holmes Orchestra) [*double vocal overdubbed]
024 52-S-296/52-XY-461 NOLA* K11329/ Cattle LP-128 Cattle Compact CCD-286 Kit Fox 001
025 52-S-297/52-XY-462 YODEL, YODEL, YODEL K11329/ Cattle LP-128 Cattle Compact CCD-286 Kit Fox 001

RADIO TRANSCRIPTIONS (incomplete)
1945 [radio transcriptions]  Hollywood – Merle Travis with Carolina Cotton
I LOVE TO YODEL  Synergie
WHY DID I FALL FOR ABNER  Synergie
Unknown info – Carolina Cotton
WHEN THE BLOOM IS ON THE SAGE  Synergie
TEXAS HOME  Synergie
ca 1945/46 [unknown radio show] unknown – Deuce Spriggins Orchestra (Carolina Cotton [vcl], poss. Incl.: Bud Langley [gt], Ralph Miele [steel], Deuce Spriggins [bass], Red Fox [drums], Don Piano [drums], Rex Call [fiddle], Tex Atchison [fiddle], Frank ”Gibby” Gibson [fiddle], Frank Buckley [accordion], Stan Ellison [accordion], Eddie Bennett [piano] + poss. The Plainsmen (Charley Morgan [gt], Andy Parker [lead gt, fiddle], Hank Caldwell [bass])
I’D LOVE TO BE A COW GIRL (BUT I‘M SCARED OF COWS) Kit Fox 002
RAGTIME COWBOY JOE -transcription – Kit Fox 002
I BEEN DOWN IN TEXAS – Kit Fox 002
WHAT´S THE MATTER WITH YOU (Columbia film ”Singing On The Trail”) original acetate, Kit Fox 001
MAMA YO QUIERO -acetate unknown radio show Kit Fox 001
1946 [AFRS Ranch House Party] Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood , CA – Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage (Carolina Cotton [vcl], Foy Willing [vcl, rhythm gt], poss. Al Sloey [vcl], Scotty Harrell [vcl], Johnny Paul [fiddle], Bud Sievert [accordion])
YODEL MOUNTAIN Kit Fox 002
YOU AND MY OLD GUITAR – transcription - Kit Fox 001
YOU BELONG TO MY HEART – transcription – Kit Fox 002
1946 [AFRS Ranch House Party] Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood , CA – Andy Parker & The Plainsmen (Carolina Cotton [vcl], Andy Parker [lead gt/fiddle], Charley Morgan [gt], Hank Caldwell [bass])
WEARY LONESOME BLUES -transcription, Kit Fox 002
Btw 1949/1951 [Redd Harper´s Hollywood Roundup #234] Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood , CA – The Saddle Kings (Carolina Cotton [vcl] + unknown musicians)
HE´S A TOUGH HOMBRE – Kit Fox 002
14 September 1951 [Snader transcriptions] Hollywood, CA – Carolina Cotton (Bob Wills [vcl-1], Cottin Whittington [gt], Bobby Koeffer [steel], Joe ferguson [bass], Joe Holley [fiddle], Bob Wills [fiddle]
YODEL MOUNTAIN Cattle LP-128 BCD 16550
THREE MILES SOUTH OF CASH -1 BCD 16550
Btw 1952/1954 [Carolina Cotton Calls #4, transcription – yet-to-be-named-group] poss, Hollywood, CA – Carolina Cotton (Carolina Cotton [vcl], Charlie Aldridge [gt/vcl], Frank ”Abner” Wilder [banjo/mandolin], Johnny Paul [fiddle], Frank Takach [clarinet/ fiddle], Art Wenzel [accordion])
RANCHO GRANDE Kit Fox 001
I´M GONNA ROUND UP MY BLUES Kit Fox 001
BE HONEST WITH ME Kit Fox 002
OH DEM GOLDEN SLIPPERS Kit Fox 002
TENNESSEE SATURDAY NIGHT Kit Fox 001
Btw 1952/1954 [Carolina Cotton Calls #88] poss. Hollywood, CA – The Rhythm Riders (Carolina Cotton [vcl], Slim Duncan [gt/vcl], Joe Maphis [el gt/ac gt], Mike Barton [bass], George Bamby [accordion], Darol Rice [clarinet])
CAROLINA COTTON CALLS #88 (AFRS) Kit Fox 001
CAROLINA COTTON CALLS #89 (AFRS) Kit Fox 002
ca 1955 [Navy Country Hoedown #55] Hollywood, CA – Tex Williams Band (Carolina Cotton [vcl], Tex Williams [leader], Dickey Phillips [lead gt/fiddle], Jimmie Widener [gt], Wayne Burdick [steel], Arthur Tracey [accordion])
TATER PIE Kit Fox 001
GLAD RAGS Kit Fox 002
ca 1956 [Navy Country Hoedown #21] unknown – Ernest Tubb´s Texas Troubadours (Carolina Cotton [vcl], Ernest Tubb [leader], Billy Byrd [lead gt], Rusty Gabbard [rhythm gt,], Dickie Harris [steel], Jack Drake [bass], poss.Tommy Jackson [fiddle])
CATTLE CALL Cattle LP-128 Kit Fox 001
According to Cattle LP-128 cover tracks was recorded ca 1951
ca 1958 [Navy Country Hoedown #93] poss. Hollywood, CA – Merle Travis Band (Carolina Cotton [vcl] + probably parts of Hank Penny´s band)
I‘M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER – Kit Fox 002

CAROLINA COTTON RADIO SHOWS (taken from carolinacotton.org)
w/Dude Martin and his Roundup Gang (KPO / KYA, San Francisco and Richmond, ca. 1942-44)
COWBOY HIT REVUE (unknown, ca. 1942-44)...w/Dude Martin
HOLLYWOOD BARN DANCE (CBS, KNX Los Angeles, ca. 1944-45, and 5/12/48)...w/ Spade Cooley, from Riverside Rancho; w/ Deuce Spriggens, from Western Palisades Ballroom
CHICAGO BARN DANCE (?)
RANCHO ROUNDUP (KECA, 1945)
MELODY ROUNDUP (from Western Palisades Ballroom, KNX, ca. 1945-46)...w/ Deuce Spriggens
AFRS RANCH HOUSE PARTY (AFRS affiliates, 1946-47)...w/ Ken Curtis, Cottonseed Clark, Plainsmen, Foy Willing
Musical Roundup (with Vance Lane, KGER, 1946)...w/ Hank Penny, from the Riverside Rancho
CAROLINA COTTON (KGER, Long Beach, 1948)...own DJ show
KMPC WESTERNERS (aka Pappy Cheshire Show, KPMC, Los Angeles 1946-49)...w/Pappy Cheshire, Red Rowe, Plainsmen)
THE HITCHING POST (ABC, ca. 5/1/48)...w/ Ken Curtis
COUNTRY CARNIVAL (KMPC, ca. 11/48-49)
GILMORE OIL SHOW (KFI)
REDD HARPER'S HOLLYWOOD ROUNDUP (AFRS affiliates, 12/1949 and 4/1951)
CAROLINA COTTON CALLS (AFRS affiliates, 1952-54)...own show, with Saddle Kings, Rhythm Riders, (Slim Duncan, Hank Caldwell, Tex Atchison, George Bamby, Darol Rice), guests
BOB HOPE SHOW (unknown stations, transcriptions)
MEREDITH WILSON SHOW (syndicated, transcriptions)
HEDDA HOPPER SHOW (syndicated, transcriptions)
CAVALCADE OF WESTERN MUSIC (NBC, KFI Los Angeles, w/ Deuce Spriggens, Hank Penny, Tex Atchison, Plainsmen, Merle Travis, from Western Palisades Ballroom, 1945)
COMMAND PERFORMANCE (AFRS affiliates)
COUNTRY HOEDOWN (Navy, AFRS affiliates)...w/ Ernest Tubb, Merle Travis, Tex Williams
SMILEY BURNETTE SHOW (syndicated)
THE PETTICOAT MARSHALL (NBC, poss. audition only)...w/ Bob Seal
HILLBILLY RANCH HOUSE (aka Farm Ranch House, KTXL, San Angelo, TX, 8/7/1950)
NATIONAL BARN DANCE (KNRT, Des Moines, IA)
PAGING THE JUDGE (ABC)
The Old Corral (with Pappy Cheshire)

Other shows were broadcast on KFWB (8/24/48), KXOX (Sweetwater, TX), KGXL, and military shows on WBG and WBAH . This is only a partial list. Some shows were recorded on transcription records. Others were found in script form, and are unknown whether they ever aired.


CAROLINA COTTON TELEVISION SHOWS (take from carolinacotton.org)
(stations in Los Angeles Area, unless otherwise noted. Shows with an asterisk * are Carolina's own shows.)

G.E. HOUSE PARTY (6/6/47)
SUNSET RANCH (KTLA, 1948)...w/Cottonseed Clark, Pat Buttram, Ken Curtis
CURT MASSEY SHOW (ABC, ca. 6/24/48)
MEET THE MISSUS (CBS, ca. 11/4/48)
CAN YOU PICTURE THIS (KNBH, ca. 5/6/49)...w/ Jerry Lawrence
FOREMAN PHILLIPS TOWN HALL (may be radio show, 5/22/49)
COMPOSER CORNER (WJZ-TV, NYC, ca. 8/24/49)...w/ Harry Link
AT HOME WITH THE HARMONS (KFI, ca. 11/6/49)...w/ Tommy Harmon, Jock Mahoney
THE VILLAGE BARN (NYC area, ca. 8/49 on WNET and WBNT, and 1/1950)
JARVIS SHOW (KLAC, 5/18/50)
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE, US SAVINGS BONDS (ca. 7/50)
HOLLYWOOD STUDIO PARTY (KTTV, ca. 9/28/50)
IT'S FUN TO BE YOUNG (ca. 10/13/50)...w/ Mickey Finn
FOREMAN PHILLIPS WESTERN PARADE OF STARS (ABC, ca. 10/14/50)...w/ Bob Oates, Saddle Kings, Britt Wood, Walley Dempsey, Arkansas Slim Andrews
CITY OF HOPE MARATHON (ca. 6/14/51)
GOOD EGG OF THE WEEK (KNBH, ca. 4/20/51)...w/ Al Buffington
HOLLYWOOD REEL (KTLA, 9/25/51)
TALENT JURY (KLAC, ca. 2/1/52)
JUKE BOX JURY (ca. 11/52)
ALL STAR REVUE (NBC, ca. 2/16/52)...w/ Jack Carson
BILL LAYDEN SHOW (KTTV, 5/19/53)
LADIES ALWAYS WIN (KNX-TV, 5/22/53)
MERLE AND JUNE TRAVIS SHOW (ca. 7/30/53)
BIG SHOW FOR POLIO BENEFIT (KIVA, Yuma AZ,ca. 2/2/54 & 12/6/55)...United Funds Telethon
USO / HOLLYWOOD COORDINATING COMMITTEE, OPERATION ENTERTAINMENT (NBC, ca. 9/20/54)
ARIZONA HAYRIDE (KRVX-TV, 10/30/54)
SOCIETY FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN BENEFIT, Abilene TX (ca. 1/19/55)
WHAT'S MY LINE (ca. 4/1/56)
WEMBLY ICE RINK (ca. 5/27/56, w/ Bob Crosby)
Navy stage performances (NBC, KNBH Ch 4)
TOWN HALL PARTY (ca. 5/57)
MEET THE PRESS
PEOPLE ARE FUNNY
HOMETOWN JAMBOREE SHOW (KTLA, ca. 5/6/49)...w/ Cliffie Stone
HORSE RANCH
HOME FOLKS HAYRIDE (KTTV, ca. 6/25/51...Carolina was with program 5 weeks)
WESTERN VARIETIES (KTLA, 5/53, 1955, 1956, and 10th Anniversary, 1957)
HOFFMAN HAYRIDE (1950s)
CAROLINA COTTON RANCH TIME (KLAC ch 13)*
THE TENTH WORD
FOREMAN PHILLIPS ROUNDUP (Ch 7)
ABC BARN DANCE (poss. same as Chicago Barn Dance, Chicago)
Unknown show (KXIL, ca. 8/1/50)
CLAIM TO FAME
JOHNNY DUGAN SHOW
HOWDY DOODY (unknown episode)

There are possibly many other shows where Carolina guest-starred. She did a skit on the Bob Hope Show, but it's unknown whether this was radio or TV (or both). She made video-taped shows during an early '50s tour of Texas. She may have been on a program called Cottonwood Corral. There are scripts to shows like Jax All-Star Jubilee (Jackson Brewing Co, New Orleans LA) and Teen Time in Wonderland (written by Carolina's manager, Bobbie Bennett!), and it's unclear whether these were broadcast.



ALBUMS
Cattle [GER] LP-128 I Love To Yodel:
I Love To Yodel; Mocking Bird Hill; Three Miles South Of Cash (In Arkansas); Singing On the Trail; Boo Hoo Blues; Lovin‘ Ducky Daddy; You’re Gettin‘ A Good Girl; Betcha I Betcha; Yodel, Yodel, Yodel; Nola; ‘Cause I’m In Love; You Always Keep Me In Hot Water; Crime Will Never Pay; The Covered Wagon Rolled Right Along; Yodel Mountain; The Cattle Call – 93
Kit Fox KFCD 001 Carolina Cotton –Yodeling Bombshell, Volume 1: Three Miles South Of Cash (In Arkansas); I Love To Yodel; What´s The Matter With You; Singing On The Trail; You And My Old Guitar; Mockingbird Yodel; Mama Yo Quiero; I Betcha I Getcha; Tennessee Saturday Night; Cattle Call; You Always Keep Me In Hot Water; You´re Gettin´ A Good Girl; Rancho Grande; Cause I´m In Love; Yodel Yodel Yodel; I´m Gonna Round Up My Blues; Tater Pie; Nola; Carolina Cotton Calls #88(AFRS) - 05
Kit Fox KFCD 002 Carolina Cotton - Yodeling Bombshell, Volume 2: Three Miles South Of Cash (In Arkansas); Put Your Shoes On Lucy; Boo Hoo Blues; Lovin´ Ducky Daddy; Hoosegow Serenade; I´d Love To Be A Cowgirl; Ragtime Cowboy Joe; Be Honest With Me; You Belong To My Heart; I Been Down In Texas; Yodel Mountain; The Old Square Dance Is Back Again; Chime Bells; You´ve Got Me Wrapped Around Your Finger; Glad Rags; I´m All Alone; He´s A Tough Hombre; I´m Gonna Sit Right Down(And Write Myself A Letter); Oh Dem Golden Slippers; Weary Lonesome Blues; Carolina Cotton Calls #89 – 09
Synergie Omp. ? Texas Home:  I Love To Yodel -Live-;   I'd Love To Be A Cowgirl (But I'm Scared Of Cows);  'Cause I'm In Love;  Lovin' Ducky Daddy;  Three Miles South Of Cash In Arkansas;  I Betcha I Getcha -Live-;  You've Got Me Wrapped Around Your Finger;  Chime Bells;  Yodel Mountain;  Why Did I Fall For Abner?;  When The Bloom Is On The Sage; Texas Home;  I'm All Alone /W.Bob Wills;  Yodel Yodel Yodel;  Nola;  You're Gettin' A Good Girl;  Cattle Call -Live-;  Boo Hoo Blues;  Crime Will Never Pay;  I Betcha I Getcha; You Always Keep Me In Hot Water;   Three Miles South Of Cash In Arkansas;  Lovin' Ducky Daddy;  'Cause I'm In Love;  Three Miles South Of Cash In Arkansas - 05-09

SINGLES

Mercury (1946)
6010 What‘s The Matter With You / I Been Down In Texas – 06-46 (rev. June 29)
King (1946)
572 Three Miles South Of Cash (In Arkansas) / Singing On The Trail – 11-46 (rev. Nov. 9)
816 Mockingbird Yodel / I Love To Yodel – 11-49
Crystal (1947)
157 Chime Bells / You´ve Got Me Wrapped Around Your Finger -48
Mastertone
75-39/40 Put Your Shoes On Lucy / Hoosegow Serenade
75-37/38 [probably not C.C.] / The Old Square Dance Is Back Again
MGM (1950-52)
10692 You‘re Gettin‘ A Good Girl / I Betcha I Getcha – 04-50 (rev. Apr. 22)
K10798 Boo Hoo Blues / Lovin’ Ducky Daddy – 09-50 (rev. Oct. 7)
K11130 You Alway Keep Me In Hot Water / Cause I‘m In Love – 01-52
K11329 Nola / Yodel Yodel Yodel – 10-52
K11288 Three Miles South Of Cash (In Arkansas) / I‘m All Alone – 07-52 (reissued on 515 313-7)

No comments:

Post a Comment