Saturday, January 9, 2016

Tex Fletcher



Geremino Bisceglia, *17-01-1909 Harrison, NY, +14-03-1987
2nd version

by Tony Russell, Praguefrank, Mario Manciotti

SESSIONS
8 November 1933 New York City – Tex Fletcher (Tex Fletcher [vcl/gt])
001 14278 I'M A WANDERING RANGER  ARC unissued
002 14279 ST. REGIS VALLEY   unissued
003 14280 THE TENDERFOOT    unissued
004 14281 WINDY BILL  unissued
16 November 1936 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Tex Fletcher as by Tack Foster (Tex Fletcher [vcl/gt])
005 61415-A RIDGE RUNNING ROAN  Decca 5302 Melotone 45010/ BACM CD D 241
006 61416-A THE ZEBRA DUN  5302 Melotone 45010/ BACM CD D 241
007 61417-A THE BORDER AFFAIR (MI AMOR MI CORAZON)  5300 Melotone 45011/ BACM CD D 241
008 61418-A I’M GOIN‘ BACK TO RED RIVER VALLEY  5300 Melotone 45011 Montgomery Ward M-8011/BACM CD D 241
18 December 1936 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Tex Fletcher as by Tack Foster (Tex Fletcher [vcl/gt])
009 61494-A I’M  HERE TO GET MY BABY OUT OF JAIL  5312 Montgomery Ward M-8011/ BACM CD D 241
010 61495-A-B COWMAN‘S LAMENT  unissued
011 61496-A STILL THERS SPARK OF LOVE  5312/ BACM CD D 241
6 February 1937 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City - Tex Fletcher as by Tack Foster (Tex Fletcher [vcl/gt])
012 61587-A I LOST MY LOVE IN THE OHIO FLOOD  5332 Montgomery Ward M-8010/ BACM CD D 241
013 61588-A A SONG FOR MOTHER  5332 Montgomery Ward M-8010/ BACM CD D 241
2 June 1937 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City  – Tex Fletcher, * and Joe Rogers (Tex Fletcher [vcl/gt], Joe Rogers [vcl duet-1] + unknown musicians)
014 62237-A MISTOOK IN THE WOMAN I LOVE  5391 Melotone 45206/ BACM CD D 241
015 62238-A SEVEN MORE DAYS* -1  5403/ BACM CD D 241
016 62239-A THE GIRL IN THE BLUE VELVET BAND* -1 5403/ BACM CD D 241
017 62240-A THE POOR BLIND GIRL  5391 Melotone 45206 Minerva M-14076/ BACM CD D 241
8 October 1937 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Tex Fletcher’s Lonely Cowboys (Tex Fletcher [vcl/gt] + unknown musicians)
018 62670-A WONDERING  5441 Montgomery Ward M-8045/ BACM CD D 241
019 62671-A YODEL LADY  5450/ BACM CD D 241
020 62672-A LITTLE SWEETHEART OF THE OZARKS  5450/ BACM CD D 241
021 62673-A MY OLD DOG AND ME  5441 Montgomery Ward M-8045/ BACM CD D 241
11 February 1938 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Tex Fletcher’s Lonely Cowboys (Tex Fletcher [vcl/gt] + unknown musicians)
022 63273-A HIGHWAYS ARE HAPPY WAYS (WHEN THEY LEAD THE WAY TO HOME)  5520
023 63274-A SHINE ON, ROCKY MOUNTAIN MOONLIGHT  5489/ BACM CD D 241
024 63275-A I GET THE BLUES WHEN IT RAINS  5520/ BACM CD D 241
025 63276-A AIN’T SHE SWEET  5489/ BACM CD D 241
026 63277-A MEET ME TONIGHT IN THE COWSHED  5500/ BACM CD D 241
027 63278-A DOWN ON THE OLD PLANTATION  5500
1948 poss. New York City
028 CACTUS SUE Flint 1781
029 BORN TO LOSE Flint 1781
030 HARDING COUNTRY HOME Flint 1782
031 WRECK OF THE 97 Flint 1782
032 LONESOME HIGHWAY Flint 1787
033 HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU Flint 1787
034 LET‘S BE SWEETHEARTS AGAIN 1788
035 SAFE AT HOME 1788
036 THE GIRL IN THE BLUE VELVET BAND 1789
037 LITTLE BLOSSOM 1789
22 September 1949 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City -  Tex Fletcher
038 75293 COUNTRY BOY   Vocalion 55062
039 75294 WHY DON'T YOU HAUL OFF   Vocalion 55063
040 75295 WARM RED WINE  55062
041 75296 MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS  55063  
1956 New York City – Tex Fletcher with Shorty Warren and His Western Rangers  
042 YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LONESOME IS Waldorf MF33-169  MHK33-1206 Grand Award GA-33-350  
043 WABASH CANNON BALL Waldorf MH 45-231/MF33-169 MHK33-1206  Grand Award GA-33-350    
044 I WISH I HAD NEVER SEEN SUNSHINE Waldorf MH 45-231/ MF33-169   MHK33-1206 Grand Award GA-33-350    
045 BORN TO LOSE Waldorf  MH 45-231/MF33-169  MHK33-1206  Grand Award GA-33-350  
046 THE GRAND RIVER WALTZ Waldorf MF33-169  MHK33-1206 Grand Award GA-33-350   
047 SWEETHEARTS OR STRANGERS Waldorf MH 45-231/ MF33-169  MHK33-1206  Grand Award GA-33-350   
1957 New York City – The Sons Of The Purple Sage And Tex Fletcher With "Shorty" Warren And His Western Rangers
048 SIOUX CITY SUE Waldorf MHK33-1206  
049 WAGON WHEELS Waldorf MHK33-1206  
050 TUMBLING TUMBLEWEED Waldorf MHK33-1206  
051 MEXICALI ROSE Waldorf MHK33-1206   
052 DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS Waldorf MHK33-1206  
053 THE LAST ROUNDUP Waldorf MHK33-1206
Tex Fletcher recorded after 1957, some info in  albums  and singles list


RADIO TRANSPRICTIONS
ca 1949 [SESAC transcriptions] New York City -  Tex Fletcher and The Ranch Hands
MARTHA POLKA SESAC A 41
BLUE TAIL FLY SESAC A 41
LEATHER BREECHES SESAC A 41
CARELESS LOVE SESAC A 41
FRANKIE AND JOHNNIE BLUES SESAC A 41
POWDER RIVER LET'ER BUCK SESAC A 41
BILE DEM CABBAGE DOWN SESAC A 41
JENNY LIND POLKA SESAC A 42
LANE COUNTY BACHELOR SESAC A 42
CHICKEN REEL SESAC A 42
JESSE JAMES SESAC A 42
CRIPPLE CREEK SESAC A 42
ZEBRA DUN SESAC A 42
LEAVIN' ON THE NEW RIVER TRAIN SESAC A 42  
CASEY JONES SESAC A-43
I’D LIKE TO BE IN TEXAS SESAC A-43
GOIN’ DOWN THE ROAD FEELIN’ BAD SESAC A-43
COWBOY’S DREAM SESAC A-43
UNDER THE DOUBLE EAGLE SESAC A-43
COWBOY JACK SESAC A-43
THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL SESAC A-43
ARKANSAS POLKA SESAC A-44  
CHOPO MY PONY SESAC A-44  
OL’ JOE CLARK SESAC A-44
CINDY SESAC A-44  
SPEED THE PLOW SESAC A-44  
COWBOY’S LAMENT SESAC A-44
THE OLD GREY MARE SESAC A-44




ALBUMS

Waldorf Music Hall MF33-169 Western Roundup: You Don't Know What Lonesome Is; Wabash Cannon Ball; I Wish I Had Never Seen Sunshine; Born To Lose; Grand River Waltz; Sweethearts Or Strangers - 27-12-56 (10” LP) w. Shorty Warren and His Western Rangers
Waldorf Music Hall MHK33-1206  On The Trail: Sioux City Sue; Wagon Wheels; Tumbling Tumbleweed; Mexicali Rose;  Deep In The Heart Of Texas; The Last Roundup; Wabash Cannon Ball; Born To Lose; Sweethearts Or Strangers; The Grand River Waltz; I Wish I Had Never Seen The Sunshine; You Don't Know What Lonesome Is – 57 The Sons Of The Purple Sage And Tex Fletcher With "Shorty" Warren And His Western Rangers ‎
Grand Award  GA-33-350 Rodeo: [Rosalie Allen:] Columbus Stockade Blues; My Adobe Hacienda; I'll Keep Loving You; Ding Dong Polka;Jealous Heart; Your Cheating Heart; [Tex Fletcher:] You Don't Know What Lonesome Is; Wabash Cannon Ball; I Wish I Had Never Seen Sunshine; Born To Lose; Grand River Waltz; Sweethearts Or Strangers – 58 (sampler)
Dakota ? Holiday Hootenanny: (tracks unknown) - 64
BACM [UK] CD D 241 The Lonely Cowboy: I'm Going Back To Red River Valley; Border Affair; Ridge Runnin' Roan; Zebra Dun; I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail; Still There's A Spark Of Love; I Lost My Love In The Ohio Flood; A Song For Mother; Mistook In The Woman I Love; Poor Blind Child; Seven More Days; The Girl In Blue Velvet Band; Wondering; My Old Dog And Me; Little Sweetheart Of The Ozarks; Yodel Lady; Shine On Rocky Mountain Moonlight; Ain't She Sweet; Meet Me Tonight In The Cowshed; Down On The Old Plantation; Highways Are Happy Ways; I Get The Blues When It Rains - 08

TRANSCRIPTIONS DISCS

SESAC A 41/42 American Folk Music And Dances, Western And Cowboy Songs, Hymns: Martha Polka; Blue Tail Fly; Leather Breeches; Careless Love; Frankie And Johnnie Blues; Powder River Let'er Buck; Bile Dem Cabbage Down;  Jenny Lind Polka; Lane County Bachelor; Chicken Reel; Jesse James; Cripple Creek; Zebra Dun; Leavin' On The New River Train – 5- (MX: YTNY 5816/17)
SESAC A 43/44 Riding The Range: Casey Jones; I’d Like To Be In Texas;  Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad;  Cowboy’s Dream; Under The Double Eagle;  Cowboy Jack;  The Midnight Special;  Arkansas Polka;  Chopo My Pony;  Ol’ Joe Clark; Cindy;  Speed The Plow;  Cowboy’s Lament; The Old Grey Mare  - 5- (reissued on And More Bears AMB 90005)


EPs
Waldorf MH 45-231 Western Roundup: Wabash Cannon Ball; Sweethearts Or Strangers / I Wish I Had Never Seen Sunshine; Born To Lose – 56 w. Shorty Warren and His Western Rangers
Pan [SUI] GC 458 Deep In The Heart Of Texas: Wabash Cannon Ball;  The Grand River Waltz; You Don't Know What Lonesome Is / Deep In The Heart Of Texas;  Born To Lose; Sweethearts Or Strangers – 5- The Sons Of The Purple Sage And Tex Fletcher With "Shorty" Warren And His Western Rangers ‎
Dakota EP 6621 Holiday Sing No. 1: Jingle Bells Lullaby;  Happy New Year / ?; ? – 69? w. Kit Stewart with The Dakotans
Dakota EP 6622 Holiday Sing No. 2: Birthday Party;  My Valentine / That Wonderful Mother of Mine/Independence Day – 01-70  w. Kit Stewart with The Hootenanny Orchestra


SINGLES
Decca (1936-38)
5300 The Border Affair (Mi Amor Mi Corazon) /  I’m Goin‘ Back To Red River Valley – 12-36  (Canadian issue on Melotone 45011)
5302 Ridge Running Roan / The Zebra Dun – 12-36  (Canadian issue on Melotone 45010)
5312 I’m  Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Still Thers Spark Of Love – 01-37
5332 I Lost My Love In The Ohio Flood / A Song For Mother – 03-37
5391 Mistook In The Woman I Love / The Poor Blind Girl – 06-37(Canadian issue on Melotone 45206)
5403 Seven More Days /  The Girl In The Blue Velvet Band – 07-37 with Joe Rogers
5441 Wondering / My Old Dog And Me – 10-37
5450 Yodel Lady /  Little Sweetheart Of The Ozarks  - 11-37
5489 Ain’t She Sweet / Shine On, Rocky Mountain Moonlight – 03-38
5500 Meet Me Tonight In The Cowshed /  Down On The Old Plantation – 03-38
5520 I Get The Blues When It Rains /  Highways Are Happy Ways (When They Lead The Way To Home)  - 05-38
Montgomery Ward
M-8010 I Lost My Love In The Ohio Flood /  A Song For Mother (reissue of Decca  5332)
M-8011 I’m Goin‘ Back To Red River Valley /  I’m  Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail
M-8045 Wondering / My Old Dog And Me
Flint (1948)
1781 Cactus Sue / Born To Lose – 03-48 (adv. March 20)
1782 Harding Country Home / Wreck Of The 97 – 48 (rev. Aug. 7)
1787 Lonesome Highway / Have I Told You Lately That I Love You – 48 (rev. Aug. 7)
1788 Let‘s Be Sweethearts Again / Safe At Home – 48 (adv. Sept. 4)
1789 The Girl In The Blue Velvet Band / Little Blossom – 48
Vocalion (1949)
55062 Warm Red Wine / Country Boy – 10-49 (adv. Oct. 22)
55063 Why Don’t You Haul Off And Love Me / Mind Your Owen Business  – 10-49 (adv. Oct. 22)
Josie
45-970 Thank You Baby / Walk On Out - 67

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