Saturday, January 16, 2016

Riley Shepard



*21-10-1918 Wilmington, NC, +06-11-2009
2nd version

by Praguefrank, Michel Ruppli, Hillbilly Researcher, Mario Manciotti, Bill Daniels, Steve Hathaway, Thieu Van De Vorst
SESSIONS



January 1946 unknown – Riley Shepard (Riley Shepard [vcl/gt], Vaughn Horton [steel] + unknown musicians)
001 K1965 SILVER DEW ON THE BLUE GRASS TONIGHT 523/Cattle Compact CCD-287
002 K1966 unknown title
003 K1967 I WAS NEVER NEARER HEAVEN IN MY LIFE 531/Cattle Compact CCD-287
004 K1968 THE BLUE TAIL FLY 523/Cattle Compact CCD-287
ca. April 1946 unknown - Riley Shepard
005 K2007 I TRUSTED YOU 531/Cattle Compact CCD-297
006 K2008 THESE PRECIOUS LOVE LETTERS 547
007 K2009 LOOK INTO HER EYE 547
ca April 1946 New York City – Riley Shepard (Riley Shepard [vcl/gt], Vaughn Horton [steel] + unknown musicians)
008 5430 ATOMIC POWER Musicraft 15070/Cattle Compact CCD-287
009 5438 TAKE THAT TOMBSTONE OFF MY GRAVE 15083-T/Cattle Compact CCD-287
010 5439 GUILTY HEART 15070/Cattle Compact CCD-287
011 5440 I CAN‘T GIVE YOU BACK MY HEART Musicraft 15083 510 Musicana 15005/Cattle Compact CCD-287
1946 poss. New York City – Riley Shepard and Thomas Sisters (+ Sonny Moore Quintet)
012 5558 YIP-PI ADI NEVADY 400/Cattle Compact CCD-287
013 5559 MISSOURI 400/CCD-287
September 1946 poss. New York City – Riley Shepard and The Santa Fe Rangers
014 5723 WEAR A LITTLE SUNSHINE IN YOUR SMILE 444
015 5726 HONEY, BE MY HONEY BEE 510 Musicana 15005/Cattle Compact CCD-287
016 5727 THE POSTMAN DOESN‘T CALL AT MY DOOR ANYMORE 444/Cattle Compact CCD-287
017 5728 HOOSIER BABY 448
018 5729 TRAIN WHISTLE BLUES 448
019 5730 I’VE GOT A GIRL IN LARAMIE 442/Cattle Compact CCD-287
020 5732 WEAR A LITTLE SUNSHINE IN YOUR SMILE 444/Cattle Compact CCD-287
ca early 1947 poss. Nashville, TN - Riley Shepard (The Cowboy Philosopher)  and The Briar Hoppers
021 none WHO? ME? WHO YOU TALKING TO? Sterling S 205
022 none STRIKE  S 205
023 none SWEET CORINA BLUES Sterling S 206/CCD-287
024 none AIRMAIL SPECIAL ON THE FLY Sterling S 206
March 1947 unknown - Riley Shepard and Thomas Family
025 T 1082 THE LEAF OF LOVE  Varsity 8046
026 T 1083 NEW JOLE BLON Majestic 6012 Varsity 8046/CCD 217
027 T 1084/2325 WHO? ME? (IF YOU DON’T TALK TOO MUCH) 6012/CCD 217
CATTLE COMPACT CCD 217 COUNTRY ARTISTS OF THE 1940’S CINCINNATI BOUND (GER, 2000s)
1947 unknown - Shorty Long and Riley Shepard w. Santa Fe Rangers
028 SRC-471 AIR MAIL SPECIAL ON THE FLY Signature 1014
029 SRC-472 SWEET CORRINA BLUES Signature 1015
030 SRC-473 AFTER ALL THESE YEARS Signature 1014
031 SRC-474 THE MINER'S SONG Signature 1015
1947 unknown - Riley Shepard with Shorty Long and his Santa Fe Rangers
032 SRC-523 TURKEY IN THE STRAW Signature 1030/F-1/Hi-Tone 198
033 SRC 524 THE DEVIL'S DREAM Signature 1031/F-1
034 SRC-525 BOIL THEM CABBAGE DOWN Signature 1032/F-1 /Hi-Tone 200
035 SRC-526 SAILOR'S HORNPIPE Signature 1030/F-1 /Hi-Tone 198
036 SRC-527 TA-RA-RA BOOM DE-AY Signature 1032/F-1/Hi-Tone 200
037 SRC-528 SHEPARD'S SCHOTTISCHE Signature 1031/F-1
038 SRC-529 I HANG MY HEAD AND CRY Signature 1023
039 SRC-530 THAT AIN'T RIGHT Signature 1023
ca. November 1947 poss. Chicago, IL – Riley Shepard and His Wild West Playboys (Riley Shepard [vcl/gt], Vaughn Horton [steel] + unknown musicians)
040 V 10001 SLAP HER DOWN AGAIN, PA Vitacoustic 5000/CCD-287
041 V 10002 JUDY (YOU'RE MY ANGEL) Vitacoustic 5000/ Cattle Compact CCD-287
042 V 10003 FORTY MILES AT SEA 5001
043 V 10004 WHAT ELSE CAN I DO (BUT LOVE YOU) 5001
ca early 1948 unknown – Riley Shepard (The Cowboy Philosopher)
044 A-434 CONVERSATION WITH A MULE  Banner B-559
045 A-435 DECK OF CARDS B-559
045a A-438 I LOVE YOU BECAUSE  B-568
045b A-440 BORN TO LOSE  B-568
Ca Spring 1948 unknown – Riley Shepard and The Santa Fe Rangers
046 125-A JUST BECAUSE Embassy 125 Musicana 4000/CCD-287
047 125-B TEXAS BLUES Embassy 125
ca. late 1948 unknown – Riley Shepard and His Musical Mountaineers
048 R-1/35139 TILL THE END OF THE WORLD Regent 2001
049 R-2/35140 unknown title
050 R-3/35141 IT WAS FUN WHILE IT LASTED 2003/CCD-287
051 R-4/35142 unknown title
052 T-5/35143 SCRAPPIN‘ Regent 2001
053 R-6/35144 BLUE CHRISTMAS Regent 2003/Cattle Compact CCD-287
Mid 1950 unknown – Riley Shepard
054 THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOWS London 767
055 WORDS FROM HEAVEN London 767
+ 6 more unknown gospel tracks for London (mention: Bb July 8, 1950)

ALBUMS

Cattle Compact [GER] CCD-287 Riley Shepard – The Cowboy Philosopher: Atomic Power; Blue Christmas; Guilty Heart; Honey, Be My Honey Bee; I Can't Give You Back Your Heart; I Trusted You; I Was Never Nearer Heaven In My Life; It Was Fun While It Lasted; I've Got A Gal In Laramie; Judy (You're My Angel); Just Because; Missouri; Postman Doesn't Call At My Door Anymore; Silver Dew On The Bluegrass Tonight; Slap Her Down Agin, Pa; Sweet Corina Blues; Take That Tombstone Off My Grave; The Blue Tail Fly; Wear A Little Sunshine In Your Smile; Yip-I-Addy Nevady – 04

BACM [UK]  CD D 540 I Hang My Head And Cry: Those Precious Love Letters;  (I Could Tell By) The Look In Her Eye; Hoosier Baby; Train Whistle Blues; Texas Blues; The Leaf Of Love; Who Me (1); New Jole Blon; Who Me (2); Strike;Air Mail Special On The Fly; Baby Can You Laugh At That; Your Last Goodbye; I Hang My Head And Cry; That Aint Right; I Trusted You;  40 Miles At Sea;  What Else Can I Do But Love You; Conversation With A Mule; I Love You Best Of All; Born To Lose; Till The End Of The World; Scrappin’ (Instr.); Will You Be My Darlin; Got A Dolly Down In Dallas – 10-16

 



SINGLES
King (1946)
523 Silver Dew On The Bluegrass Tonight / The Blue Tail Fly – 02-46 (rev. March 2)
531 I Was Never Nearer Heaven / I Trusted You – 06-46 (rev. June 15)
547 These Precious Love Letters / I Could Tell By The Look In Her Eye – 07-46 (rev. Aug. 3)
Musicraft (1946)
15070-T Atomic Power / My Guilty Heart – 05-46 (rev. May 11)
15083-T I Can't Give You Back Your Heart / Take The Tombstone Off My Grave – 07-46 (rev. July 20)
400 Yip-Pi-Addy, Nevady / Missouri w. Thomas Sisters – 46 (rev. May 31, 1947)
442-T I've Got A Gal / Honey, Be My Honey Bee – 12-46 (adv. Nov. 30, rev. Dec. 7)
444-T Wear A Little Sunshine In Your Smile / The Postman Doesn't Call At My Door – 12-46 (adv. Nov. 30)
448-T Hoosier Baby / Train Whistle Blues – 01-47 (rev. Jan. 18)
510-T Honey, Be My Honey Bee / I Can't Give You Back Your Heart - 47
Sterling (1947) w. Briar Hoppers
S 205 Who? Me? Who You Talking To? / Srike – 04-47 (adv. Apr. 12, rev. May 17)
S 206 Sweet Corina Blues / Airmail Special On The Fly – 04-47 (rev. May 17)
Majestic (1947)
6012 New Jole Blon / Who? Me? – 04-47 (rev. Apr. 12)
Varsity 8046 The Lead Of Love / The New Jole Blon – 47?
Signature (1947) w. Shorty Long
1014 Air Mail Special On The Fly / After All These Years - 47
1015 The Miner's Song / Sweet Corrina Blues - 47
1023 I Hang My Head and Cry / That Ain't Right – 08-47 (rev. Aug. 9)
1030 Sailor's Hornpipe / Turkey In The Straw – 09-47 (rev. Sept. 20)
1031 Shepard's Schottische / The Devil's Dream – 09-47  (rev. Sept. 20)
1032 Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay / Boil Them Cabbage Down – 09-47  (rev. Sept. 20)
1030/1031/1032 also issued as 3 78 RPMs album F-1 Old Fashion
Hi-Tone
198 Turkey In The Straw / Sailor’s Hornpipe
200 Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-Der-Ay / Boil Them Cabbage Down
Vitacoustic (ca 1947)
5000 Judy (You're My Angel) / Slap Her Down Again, Pa - 48
5001 Forty Miles At Sea / What Else Can I Do (But Love You) - 48
Banner (1948)
B-559 Deck Of Cards / Conversation With A Mule - 03-48 (rev. Apr. 3)
B-568 I Love You Because / Born To Lose – 11-48 (rev. Nov. 20)
Embassy (1948)
125/1003 Just Because / Texas Blues – 07-48 (rev. Aug.7)
Regent (1948)
2001 Till The End Of The World / Scrappin‘ – 08-48 (rev. Aug. 7)
2003 Blue Christmas / It Was Fun While It Lasted – 11-48 (rev. Dec. 4)
London (1950)
767 Through The Valley Of The Shadows / Words From Heaven – 09-50 (adv. Sept. 16)

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