Thursday, March 17, 2016

Orvall Prophet



Orval William Prophet, *31-08-1922 Edwards, Ontario, CAN, +04-01-1984
2nd version
By Richard Weize, Praguefrank, Robert Platt
SESSIONS
16 January 1952 [19:20-22:20] Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville,TN – Orval Prophet (Orval Prophet [vcl], Grady Martin [gt], Jack Shook [gt], Don Helms [steel], Ernie Newton [bass], Tommy Jackson [fiddle]. Producer: Paul Cohen)
001 82154/NA 2599 DON‘T TRADE YOUR LOVE FOR GOLD 9-46204/P-219 LP-5141 BCD-16376
002 82155/NA 2600 THE JUDGEMENT DAY EXPRESS 9-28206/P-219 LP-5141 BCD-16376
003 82156/NA 2601 ANOTHER DAY unissued/P-219 LP-5141 BCD-16376
004 82157/NA 2602 I‘M GOING TO BIRMINGHAM 9-46404/P-219 LP-5141 BCD-16376
17 January 1952 [16:15-19:15] Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville,TN – Orval Prophet (Orval Prophet [vcl], Grady Martin [gt], Jack Shook [gt], Don Helms [steel], Ernie Newton [bass], Tommy Jackson [fiddle]. Producer: Paul Cohen)
005 82158/NA 2603 FORGET ME NOT unissued/P-219 LP-5141 BCD-16376
006 82159/NA 2604 MOLLY DARLING 9-28338/P-219 LP-5141 BCD-16376
007 82160/NA 2605 TEARS ON HER BRIDAL BOUQUET 9-28338/P-219 LP-5141 BCD-16376
008 82161/NA 2606 CROWN OF THORNS 9-28206/P-219 LP-5141 BCD-16376
21 March 1953 [14:25-17:25] Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville,TN – Orval Prophet (Orval Prophet [vcl], Grady Martin [gt], Jack Shook [gt], Bob Foster [steel], Ernie Newton [bass], Farris Coursey [drums], Tommy Jackson [fiddle]. Producer: Paul Cohen)
009 84236/NA 3004 I’M GONNA SINK YOUR BOAT 9-28679/PO 219 LP-5141 BCD-16376
010 84237/NA 3005 WILD FIRE 9-28976/LP-5141 BCD-16376
011 84238/NA 3006 GOODBYE, KATIE, BAR THE DOOR 9-28976/ LP-5141 BCD-16376
012 84239/NA 3007 THE TRAVELLIN‘ KIND 9-28679/P-219 LP-5141 BCD-16376
22 March 1953 [10:45-13:45] Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville,TN – Orval Prophet (Orval Prophet [vcl], Grady Martin [gt], Jack Shook [gt], Bob Foster [steel], Ernie Newton [bass], Farris Coursey [drums], Tommy Jackson [fiddle]. Producer: Paul Cohen)
013 84240/NA 3008 TIRED LITTLE MOTHER 9-29307/BCD-16376
014 84241/NA 3009 MY HEART’S ON THE BORDERLINE 9-29302/BCD-16376
015 84242/NA 3010 WITH GOD’S HAND IN MINE 9-28870/BCD-16376
016 84243/NA 3011 BEAUTIFUL BELLS 9-28870/BCD-16376
21 July 1957 [18:45-22:45] Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville,TN – Orval Prophet aka Johnny Six (Orval Prophet [vcl], Harold Bradley [gt], Hank Gardland [gt], Grady Martin [gt], Buddy Emmons [steel], Bob Moore [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Floyd Cramer [piano], Owen Bradley + Anita Kerr Singers. Producer: Paul Cohen)
017 103396/NA 9944 THE TENNESSEAN ROLLIN' ROLLIN' HOME 9-30512/BCD-16376
018 103397/NA 9945 TOWN OF MEMORIES 9-30716/BCD-16376
019 103398/NA 9946 HALF A HEART 9-30716/BCD-16376
020 103399/NA 9947 MADEMMOISELLE 9-30512/BCD-16376 BCD-16336
10 October 1958 [17:00-20:35] Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville,TN – Orval Prophet aka Johnny Six (Orval Prophet [vcl], Harold Bradley [gt], Hank Gardland [gt], Grady Martin [gt], Buddy Emmons [steel], Bob Moore [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Floyd Cramer [piano], Owen Bradley + Anita Kerr Singers. Producer: Paul Cohen)
021 105867/NA 10409 FORGOTTEN DREAMS 9-30785/BCD-16376
022 105868/NA 10410 OVER IN THE HAPPY LAND 9-30785/BCD-16376
1959 unknown – Orval Prophet
023 SOUTH BOUND NUMBER NINE Caledon 214/HPS-1201
024 MELBA FROM MELBA** Sparton 1188/Caledon HPS-1201
025 HUMAN NATURE Caledon 200/HPS-1201
026 CHASER FOR THE BLUES Caledon HPS-1201
027 YOU'RE NOT MY SWEETHEART ANYMORE Caledon 200/HPS-1201
028 ACRES OF HEARTACHES, OCEANS OF TEARS Sparton 1485/Caledon HPS-1201 LP-5141
029 MEXICO Caledon HPS-1201
030 BLUE SIDE OF THE STREET Caledon 214/HPS-1201
031 LOIS AND ME London 5437 Carlton 589 Sparton 1151/Caledon HPS-1201 LP-5141
032 CRC-1039* RUN RUN RUN London 5437 Sparton 1151 Carlton 589* Caledon HPS-1201 LP-5141
033 WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME Sparton 1188/Caledon HPS-1201
034 BIG RIVER JOE Caledon HPS-1201
**also spelled Melba From Melbourne on some reissued
June 1966 Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN – Orval Prophet
035 ST-8116 THE TRAVELING SNOWMAN Starday 771 Sparton 1485/LP-5141
036 ST-8117 unknown title
037 ST-8118 BIG RIVER JOE 771
Orval Prophet recorded after 1966, some info in albums and singles lists

ALBUMS
Caledon [CAN] HPS-1201 Propheteering:
South Bound Number Nine; Melba From Melba; Human Nature; Chaser For The Blues; You're Not My Sweetheart Anymore; Acres Of Heartaches, Oceans Of Tears; Mexico; Blue Side Of The Street; Lois And Me; Run Run Run; Why Didn't You Tell Me; Big River Joe – 59 (reissued on Cascade 477-7702 as Orval Prophet’s Greatest Hits)
Point [CAN] P-219 The Travellin‘ Kind: The Travellin' Kind; Molly Darling; I'm Gonna Sink Your Boat; Tears On Her Bridal Bouquet; The Judgement Day Express; I'm Going Back To Birmingham; Don't Trade Your Love For Gold; Another Day; Forget Me Not; Crown Of Thorns – 63 (Decca tracks)
Harmony [CAN] HE-90062 Mile After Mile: Countryfied; Life's A Lot Like Movies; Mile After Mile; King Of Misery; Snowbird; M.D.R.; Rise 'N Shine;Jennifer Moved Away; Mademoiselle; Yes It's Me - 71
Harmony [CAN] KHE-90226 Judgement Day Express: Headin' Down The Line; It's Good To Be Home Again; Judgement Day Express; Blue Canadian Rockies; Share; Champlain And St. Lawrence Line; Mark Of Shame; Too Late For The Wedding;Singing Wires; Maple Hill Way - 73
Broadland [CAN] BRS-1924 My Kind Of Woman: My Kind Of Woman; Just Passin' Through; I Walk A Lonely Street; Algoma Central Country; Agawa Canyon Song; Eastbound Highway; Johnny Canuck; When He Opens Up The Golden Gate; I Remember Love; Badger Bodine - 75
Broadland [CAN] 1986 Ol‘ Amos: Ol' Aamos; I've Seen Some Things; Lisa Mae; Paper Rosie; Just A Simple Love Song; Where Have All The Cowboy Songs Gone?; Tennessee Sunshine; Leroy Can't Go Home; Four Little Faces; The Travelling Kind - 78
Birchmount [CAN] BM-929 The Canadian Ploughboy: Why Didn't You Tell Me; Melba From Melbourne; Lois And Me; Travelling Snowman; You're Not My Sweetheart Anymore; Run Run Run; Mile After Mile; Jennifer Moved Away; Mademoiselle; Snowbird – 81 (poss. Sampler, reissued on 16th Avenue AVE-5703 in 1983)
Acclaim [CAN] CM-12004 True Blue: I'm Looking For A Miracle; Baby's Found Another Way To Love Me; Secret Love; Please Accept My Apology; I'll Lay My Head In Carleton County; Born To Booze; So Round So Firm So Fully Packed; Time; I'm Going Back To Birmingham; A Little League In Heaven – 81 (Recorded In Nashville, Hamilton, Ont., And Toronto)
Cowgirlboy [GER] LP-5141 The Traveling Snowman: Traveling Snowman; Goodbye Katie Bar The Door; Wildfire; I'm Gonna Sink Your Boat; Tears On Her Bridal Bouquet; Judgement Day Express; I'm Goin' Back To Birmingham; Travelin' Kind; Another Day; Forget Me Not; Don't Trade Your Love For Gold; Crown Of Thorns; Molly Darling; Acres Of Heartaches; My Lois And Me; Run Run Run - 95
Bear Family [GER] BCD-16376 The Travellin' Kind: The Travellin' Kind; Don't Trade You Love For Gold; The Judgement Day Express; Another Day; Birmingham, (I'm Going to); Forget Me Not; Molly Darling; Tears on the Bridal Bouquet; Crown of Thorns; I'm Gonna Sink Your Boat; Wild Fire; Goodbye Katie, Bar the Door; Tired Little Mother; My Heart's on the Borderline; With God's Hand in Mine; Beautiful Bells; Tennessean Rollin' Home; Mademoiselle (My Used to Be); Half a Heart; Town of Memories; Forgotten Dreams; Over in the Happy Land – 08-10-99

SINGLES
Decca (1952-58)
9-46404 Don't Trade Your Love For Gold / I'm Going Back To Birmingham - 02-52 (rev. March 1)
9-28206 Crown Of Thorns / The Judgement Day Express – 06-52
9-28338 Molly Darling / Tears On Her Bridal Bouquet – 08-52 (rev. Aug. 16)
9-28679 I'm Gonna Sink Your Boat / The Travellin' Kind – 04-53 as by Rex Prophet
9-28870 Beautiful Bells / With God's Hand In Mine - 10-53 as by Rex Prophet
9-28976 Goodbye, Katie Bar The Door / Wildfire – 01-54 as by Rex Prophet
9-29302 My Heart's On The Borderline / Tired Little Mother - 10-54
9-30512 The Tennessean Rollin', Rollin' Home / Mademoiselle (My Used To be) – 11-57 as by Johnny Six
9-30716 Town Of Memories / Half A Heart – 08-58 as by Johnny Six
9-30785 Forgotten Dreams / Over In That Happy Land – 12-58 as by Johnny Six
Sparton [CAN]
1151 Run Run Run / My Lois and Me – 59 (US issue on London 5437, reissued on Carlton 589 in 1963, in UK on London HLL 9729)
1188 Melba from Melbourne / Why Didn’t You Tell Me
1485 Travelling Snowman /Acres of Heartaches
Starday (1966)
771 Big River Joe / Traveling Snowman - 07-66
Caledon [CAN]
200 Human Nature / You’re Not My Sweetheart Anymore – 06-67
214 Southbound #9 / Blue Side of the Street - 67
Columbia [CAN] (1971-74)
C4-2984 Mile After Mile / Jennifer Moverd Away - 71
C4-3041 Heading Down the Line / It’s Good to Be Home
C4-3079 Judgement Day Express / Blue Canadian Rockies - 72
C4-4008 Champlain and St. Lawrtence Line / Singing Wires
C4-4055 Eastbound Highway / Badger Bodine - 74
Broadland [CAN]
BR-2193X Lisa Mae / Algoma Central – ca 75
BR-2236X Just Passin’ Thru / Leroy Can’t Go Home
BR-2261X Where Have All the Cowboy Songs Gone / Pistol Packin’ Preacher - 77
BR-2288X Paper Rosie / Ol’ Amos - 78
BR-2302X Travelling Kind / I’ve Seen Some Things - 78
BR-2332X Sorry and the Hobo / Four Little Faces – 79
BR-2349X The Mighty Tractor Pull / Just a Simple Love Song - 79
Acclaim [CAN] (1981)
CM-70004 A Little League In Heaven / I'm Going Back To Birmingham - 81
CM-70008 Secret Love / I’ll Lay My Head in Carleton County - 82
CM-70012 Please Accept My Apology / Time - 83
CM-70014 Born to Booze / So Round So Firm So Fully Packed - 83

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