Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Melvin Endsley


*30-01-1934 Drasco. AR, +16-08-2004
3rd version
by Dick Grant, Melvin Endsley with acknowledgements to Alan Turner, Adam Komorowski, Graham and Pauline Fincher, Phil Tricker, Richard Weize, Bryan Chalker, Bernd Kratochwil and Terry Gordon.
SESSIONS

July 1955 [demo session] Hickory Studio, 2510 Franklin Ave., Nashville, TN - Melvin Endsley (Jimmie Douglas Rhymes [rh gt])
00001 I NEVER FELT MORE LIKE SINGIN’ THE BLUES
00002 KNEEP DEEP IN THE BLUES
00003 IT HAPPENS EVERYTIME
00004 I DONE FELL TO FER
00005 TOO MANY TIMES
18 December 1956 [19:00-22:00] RCA Victor Studio, Methodist Television, Radio and Film Commission, 1525 McGavock St., Nashville, TN - Melvin Endsley (Melvin Endsley [vcl], Chet Atkins [gt], Velma Smith [rh gt], Jimmy Day [steel], Bob Moore [bass], Farris Coursey [drums], Grady Martin [fiddle], Tommy Jackson [fiddle]. Producer: Chet Atkins)
001 G2-WB-5456 BRINGIN' THE BLUES TO MY DOOR RCA Victor 47-6795/P-315 BFX-15275 BCD-15595
002 G2-WB-5457 IS IT TRUE 47-6891/P-315 BFX-15275 BCD-15595
003 G2-WB-5458 I AIN'T GETTIN' NOWGERE WITH YOU 47-6795/P-315 BFX-15275 BCD-15595
004 G2-WB-5459 I LIKE YOUR KIND OF LOVE 47-6891/P-315 BFX-15275 BCD-15595
27 May 1957 [20:00-22:00] RCA Victor Studio, Methodist Television, Radio and Film Commission, 1525 McGavock St., Nashville, TN - Melvin Endsley (Melvin Endsley [vcl],Jethro Burns [ld gt/mandolin], Ernie Newton [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Floyd Cramer [piano] + Oak Ridge Boys [vcl chorus]. Producer: Chet Atkins)
005 H2-WB-0710 LONELY ALL OVER AGAIN 47-6968/P-315 BFX-15275 BCD-15595
006 H2-WB-0711 KEEP-A LOVIN' ME, BABY 47-6968/P-315 BFX-15275 BCD-15595
007 H2-WB-0712 I GOT A FEELIN' 47-7147/ BFX-15275 BCD-15595
008 H2-WB-0713 THERE'S BOUND TO BE 47-7147/ BFX-15275 BCD-15595
22 August 1957 [19:30-22:30] RCA Victor Studio, Methodist Television, Radio and Film Commission, 1525 McGavock St., Nashville, TN - Melvin Endsley (Melvin Endsley [vcl], Jimmy Bryant [ld gt/mandolin], Chet Atkins [gt], Jerry Byrd [steel], Bob Moore [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Floyd Cramer [piano] + vocal chorus. Producer: Chet Atkins)
009 H2-WB-5646 HUNGRY EYES 47-7062/P-315 BFX-15275 BCD-15595
010 H2-WB-5647 GETTIN' USED TO THE BLUES unissued/ BFX-15275 BCD-15595
011 H2-WB-5648 LOVIN' ON MY MIND 47-7062/P-315 BFX-15275 BCD-15595
25 February 1958 [14:00-17:30] RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins St., Nashville, TN - Melvin Endsley (Melvin Endsley [vcl], Hank Garland [gt], Velma Smith [gt], Jerry Byrd [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Boyce Hawkins [piano] + Anita Kerr Singers. Produced: C.Atkins)
012 J2-WB-0425 JUST WANTED TO BE WANTED 47-7312/P-315 BFX-15275 BCD-15595
013 J2-WB-0426 GETTING USED TO THE BLUES 47-7312/P-315 BFX-15275 BCD-15595
014 J2-WB-0427 I'D JUST BE FOOL ENOUGH (TO FALL) 47-7216/P-315 BFX-15275 BCD-15595
015 J2-WB-0428 LET'S FALL OUT OF LOVE 47-7216/P-315 BFX-15275 BCD-15595
12 January 1959 [13:30-16:30] Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN - Melvin Endsley (Melvin Endsley [vcl], Grady Martin [gt] + unknown musicians + The Jordanaires. Producer: James Vienneau)
016 59-XY-306-13 I'LL GET EVEN WITH YOU MGM K 12763/ BCD-15595
017 59-XY-307-13 CAN I SAY SOMETHING K 12763/ BCD-15595
1 May 1959 [14:00-17:00] Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN - Melvin Endsley (Producer: James Vienneau)
018 59-XY-585-22 OH, YEAH BABY K 12806/ BCD-15595
019 59-XY-586-16 LET ME SING THE BLUES K 12806/ BCD-15595
6 October 1959 [19:30-22:30] Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN - Melvin Endsley (Melvin Endsley [vcl], Hank Garland [gt] + 6 unknown musicians. Producer: James Vienneau)
020 59-XY-1033 AIN'T IT FINE! K 12859/Point LP-315 BCD-15595
021 59-XY-1034 I CAN'T GO ANYWHERE K 12859/Point LP-315 BCD-15595
11 May 1960 RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins St., Nashville, TN - Melvin Endsley (Melvin Endsley [vcl], poss. Hank Garland [gt], Harold Bradley [gt], Jerry Byrd [bass]. Producer: Wesley Rose)
022 F-264-4 HERE I AM Hickory 45-1131/ BCD-15595
023 F-265-17 THE SEARCH 45-1123/ BCD-15595
024 F-266-2 YOU MAKE IT SOUND SO EASY 45-1123/Melark MCD-1001 BCD-15595
025 F-267-5 FOR MY BABY 45-1131/ BCD-15595
9 February 1961 [14:30-17:30] Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN - Melvin Endsley (Melvin Endsley [vcl], Hank Garland [gt], Harold Bradley [gt], Don Helms [steel], Lightnin‘ Chance [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Floyd Cramer [piano]. Producer: Wesley Rose)
026 F-310-4 STARTED OUT A-WALKIN' 45-1152/DJM DJM-22069 Magnum Force CDMF-034 BCD-15595
027 F-311-7 EVERYTIME I LET THE SUN GO DOWN 45-1141/Melark MCD-1001 BCD-15595
028 F-312-5 I WISH I KNEW 45-1141/ BCD-15595
029 F-313-5 HOW LONELY CAN YOU GET 45-1152/ BCD-15595
1961 Sun Studio 639 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN - Melvin Endsley (unknown musicians. Producer: Eddie Bond)
030 BLUES DON’T MEAN A THING Stomper Time unissued/White Label WLP-8969 Collector CD-4404, Stomper Time CD-8 CD-14
031 unknown title Stomper Time unissued
1965 Sun Studio 639 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN - Melvin Endsley (Melvin Endsley [vcl], ? [gt], Earl Logan [steel], Tommy Potts [bass], Morris Tarrant [drums]. Producer: Eddie Bond)
032 SK4M-3643/MC-111 TO HAVE MY BABY BACK Millionaire 698B-3643
033 SK4M-3644/MC-112 KEEP THE WATER RUNNING Millionaire 698B-3643
ca February 1967 Nashville, TN - Melvin Endsley (Melvin Endsley [vcl],Harold Bradley [ld gt], ? [rh gt], Weldon Myrick [steel], Lightnin Chance [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Hargus Robbins [piano]. Producer: Floyd Cramer)
034 ZTSB-125337 YOU PUT ME ON MY FEET Melark MA 2001/MCD-1001
035 ZTSB-125338 WE MAKE A LOVELY COUPLE (ME AND THE BLUES) MA 2001/MCD-1001
ca November 1967 Nashville, TN - Melvin Endsley (Producer: Lloyd Green)
036 ZTSB-129519 MUSIC TO CRY BY Melark MA-2002/MCD-1001
037 ZTSB-129520 EVERLOVIN' NEVER CHANGING MIND MA-2002/MCD-1001
1968 Nashville, TN - Melvin Endsley (Melvin Endsley [vcl],Fred Carter Jr. [gt], Lloyd Green [steel],? [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Hargus Robbins [piano] + The Jordanaires. Producer: Lloyd Green)
038 PRP-4221 HALF AS BLUE Melark 2003/MCD-1001
039 PRP-4222 ALMOST CRYING Melark 2003/MCD-1001
040 PRP-7641 IT AIN'T EASY Melark 2004/MCD-1001
041 PRP-7642 I JUST CAME FROM THERE Melark 2004/MCD-1001
042 SINGIN' THE BLUES Melark unissued-lost
1968 Nashville, TN - Melvin Endsley (unknown musicians. Producer: Lloyd Green)
043 PRP-27531 YOU GOTTA GO OUT AND GET IT Melark #2005/Melark MCD-1001
044 PRP-27532 I FOUND MYSELF LOSING YOU #2005/MCD-1001
045 I AIN’T GETTING’ NOWHERE WITH YOU Melark unissued
046 I’D JUST BE FOOL ENOUGH Melark unissued
7 September 1977 Sound Masters, 30 Music Sq. West, Nashville, TN - Melvin Endsley (Melvin Endsley [vcl],Dave Kirby [ld gt], Ray Edenton [rh gt], Lloyd Green [steel], Tommy Allsup/Mike Leech [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Tony Migliore [piano], Terry McMillan [harmonica] + Nashville Edition.Producer: Melvin Endsley)
047 SINGIN’ THE BLUES Melark MCD-1001
048 LOVE DON’T LOOK LIKE THAT MCD-1001
9 December 1977 Sound Masters, 30 Music Sq. West, Nashville, TN - Melvin Endsley (Melvin Endsley [vcl],Janie Fricke [hmny vcl], Dave Kirby [ld gt], Ray Edenton [rh gt], Lloyd Green [steel], Tommy Allsup/Ed Schaffer [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Hargus Robbins [piano]. Producer: Melvin Endsley)
049 GIVING UP GETTING OVER YOU Melark MCD-1001


ALBUMS
Point P-315 Melvin Endsley:
I Ain't Gettin' Nowhere With You; I Like Your Kind Of Love; Keep A Lovin' Me Baby; Is It True; Lonely All Over Again; Hungry Eyes; Just Wanted To Be Wanted; Getting Used To The Blues; Lovin' On My Mind; Let's Fall Out Of Love; I'll Get Even With You; Ain't It Fine; I Can't Go Anywhere; Can I Say Something; I'd Just Be Fool Enough (To Fall); Bringin' The Blues To My Door - ca. 67 (released in Canada. RCA and MGM masters)
Power Pak PO-315 Melvin Endsley Sings: I Ain't Gettin' Nowhere With You; I Like Your Kind Of Love; Keep A Lovin' Me Baby; Is It True; Lonely All Over Again; Hungry Eyes; Just Want To Be Wanted; Gettin' Used To Do Blues; Loving On My Mind; Let's Fall Out Of Love; I'll Get Even With You; Ain't It Fine; I Can't Go Anywhere; Can I Say Something; I'd Just Be Fool Enough (To Fall); Bringing The Blues To My Door - 77 (probably Gusto recordings)
Bear Family [GER] BFX-15275 I Like Your Kind Of Love: I Like Your Kind Of Love; Is It True; I Got A Feelin'; Keep A Lovin' Me Baby; Let's Fall Out Of Love; Getting Used To The Blues; Just Wanted To Be Wanted; I Ain't Gettin' Nowhere With You; Hungry Eyes; Lovin' On My Mind; Lonely All Over Again; There's Bound To Be; Getting Used To The Blues; Bringin' The Blues To My Door; I'd Just Be Fool Enough (To Fall) - 87 (complete RCA)
Bear Family [GER] BCD-15595 I Like Your Kind Of Love: I Like Your Kind Of Love; I Ain't Gettin' Nowhere With You; Is It True; Keep A Lovin' Me Baby; I Got A Feelin'; Hungry Eyes; Lovin' On My Mind; Getting Used To The Blues; Let's Fall Out Of Love; I'd Just Be Fool Enough (To Fall); Just Wanted To Be Wanted; Getting Used To The Blues; There's Bound To Be; Lonely All Over Again; Bringin' The Blues To My Door; Ain't It Fine; Oh Yeah Baby; Let Me Sing The Blues (Just One More Time); I'll Get Even With You; I Can't Go Anywhere;Can I Say Something; Search; Here I Am; You Make It Sound So Easy; For My Baby; I Wish I Knew; How Lonely Can You Get; Everytime I See The Sun Go Down; Started Out A Walkin' - 87 (complete RCA, MGM, Hickory)
Melark MCD-1001/NR-19405 Getting Used To The Blues: Everytime I See The Sun Go Down; You Made It Sound So Easy; Singing The Blues; Love Don't Look Like That; Giving Up Getting Over You; You Put Me On My feet; We Make A Lovely Couple; Music To Cry By; Everlovin' Never Changing Mind; Almost Crying; Half As Blue; It Ain't Easy; I Just Came From There; You Gotta Go Out And Get It; I Found Myself Losing You; Getting Used To The Blues – 93

EPs
RCA Victor
DJ 58 [47-6795/47-6799] [Melvin Endsley:] I Ain't Gettin' Nowhere With You;  Bringin' The Blues To My Door / [Doree Post With Bill Post:]  Who Am I;  Rock And Roll Calypso  - 57 (MX: H2NH-0818/19)

SINGLES
RCA Victor (1956-58)
47-6795 I Ain't Gettin' Nowhere With You / Bringin' The Blues To My Door - 01-57 (rev. Jan. 26)
47-6891 I Like Your Kind Of Love / Is It True - 04-57
47-6968 Keep A-Lovin' Me Baby / Lonely All Over Again - 07-57
47-7062 Lovin' In My Mind / Hungry Eyes - 10-57
47-7147 I Got A Feelin' / There's Bound To Be - 01-58
47-7216 Let's Fall Out Of Love / I'd Just Be Fool Enough (To Fall) - 04-58 (rev. Apr. 21)
47-7312 Gettin' Used To The Blues / Just Want To Be Wanted - 08-58
MGM (1959)
K 12763 I'll Get Even With You / Can I Say Something - 02-59 (rev. Feb. 23)
K 12806 Let Me Sing The Blues (Just One More Time) / Oh Yeah Baby - 06-59
K 12859 Ain't It Fine / I Can't Go Anywhere - 12-59 (rev. Dec. 28)
Hickory (1960-61)
45-1123 Search / You Make It Sound So Easy - 06-60 (rev. June 20)
45-1131 Here I Am / For My Baby - 10-60
45-1141 I Wish I Knew / Everytime I Let The Sun Go Down - 02-61
45-1152 Started Out A-Walkin' / How Lonely Can You Get - 09-61 (rev. Sept. 25)
Millionaire (1965)
698B-3643 Keep The Water Running / To Have My Baby Back - 65
Melark (1967-68)
MA 2001 You Put Me On My Feet / We Make A Lovely Couple (Me And The Blues) - 03-67
MA 2002 Music To Cry By / Everlovin' Never Changing Mind - 12-67
2003 Half As Blue / Almost Crying - 68
2004 I Just Came From There / It Ain't Easy – 01-69

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