Saturday, March 5, 2016

Red River Dave



David McEnery, *15-12-1914 San Antonio, TX, +15-01-2002
4th
version
By Tony Russell (Country Discography 1921-1942), Robert Platt (with the assistance of Dennis Flannigan), Michel Ruppli. Praguefrank, Tony Middleton, Thieu Van De Vorst, Wade Settle, Steve Hathaway, Mario Manciotti, Murray Kirch
SESSIONS
18 January 1940 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Red River Dave (Red River Dave [vcl/gt], Vaughn Horton [steel], Roy Horton [bass])
001 67071-A WHEN THEY CHANGE MY NAME TO A NUMBER Decca 5806
002 67072-A DOWN DEL RIO WAY 5799
003 67073-A WHERE IS MY MAMA? 5806
004 67074-A WHEN YOU’RE A LONG LONG WAY FROM HOME 5799/ LP 5010
8 May 1940 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Red River Dave (Red River Dave [vcl/gt], Vaughn Horton [steel], Roy Horton [bass])
005 67690-A WHEN IT’S SPRINGTIME IN THE ROCKIES 5853 64013
006 67691-A THINGS THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN 5842/ CAS 8201
007 67692-A STARS OVER LAREDO 5842 64013/ CAS 8201
008 67693-A MY RED RIVER VALLEY HOME 5853
24 June 1940 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Red River Dave (Red River Dave [vcl/gt], Vaughn Horton [steel], Roy Horton [bass])
009 67881-A-B GOODBYE, LITTLE DARLING, GOODBYE 5863
010 67882-A WOULD YOU CARE 5863
011 67883-A SIERRA SUE 5864 Melotone 45374/ LP 5010
012 67884-A HER NAME WAS ROSITA 5864 Melotone 45374/ LP 5010
22 July 1940 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Red River Dave (Red River Dave [vcl/gt])
013 67942-A DADDY AND HOME 5869/ LP 5010
014 67943-A MY OLD PAL 5869/ LP 5010
6 March 1944 [no.6] Empire Broadcasting, 480 Lexington, New York City - Red River Dave With Frankie Novak And The Sourwood Mountain Boys [-1]; Esmereldy And Dick Thomas With Frankie Novak And The Sourwood Mountain Boys [-2] (Frankie Novak [arranger/conductor], Johnny Cali [gt], Keith Pittman [bass], Frank Pinero [violin], Chas Magnenta [accordion],; Red River Dave [vcl], Esmerledy (Verna Sherrill) [vcl-2])
015 5145-1 SINNER’S PRAYER -1 unissued
016 5146-1 LITTLE RED CABOOSE BEHIND THE TRAIN -1 Musicraft 285 Album 60//Mt Laurel 7506
017 5147-1 I WISH I HAD MY FIRST WIFE BACK -1 286 Album 60//Mt Laurel 7506
018 5148-2 THE CONVICT AND THE ROSE -1 285 Album 60//Mt Laurel 7506 [take-1] unissued
019 5149-1 SHE’LL BE COMIN’ ROUND THE MOUNTAIN -1 287
020 5150-1 THE DEATH OF FLOYD COLLINS -1 286 Album 60//Mt Laurel 7506
021 5151-2 TWENTY ONE YEARS -1 287 Album 60 [take-1] unissued
000 5152-1 SEVEN YEARS WITH THE WRONG WOMAN -2 288 Album 60
000 5153-1 COWBOY JACK -2 298 Album 63/ Sutton SSU 284
022 5154-1 RED RIVER VALLEY -1 301 EP 115 Album 63
023 5155-1 ALTOONA FREIGHT WRECK -1 288
note by Tony Middleton: slightly different spelling of accordion players surname. 298B issued as Esmerely and Frank Novak. 301B issued as Dick Thomas with Frankie Novak and the Sourwood Boy,
27 January 1944 New York City – Red River Dave (unknown musicians)
024 S5370 BALL AND CHAIN Savoy 3005
025 S5371 I'M LEAVING 'CAUSE THERE'S NOTHING LEFT TO DO Savoy 3005
026 S5372 YOU CAN COUNT ON ME Savoy 3006
027 S5373 I'D LIKE TO GIVE MY DOG TO UNCLE SAM Savoy 3003
14 March 1944 New York City – Red River Dave (unknown musicians)
028 S5414 YOU'LL ALWAYS BE MY SWEETHEART Savoy 3004
029 S5415 DUST ON MOTHER'S BIBLE Savoy 3003
030 S5416 I'D RATHER DIE FOR MY COUNTRY (THAN LIVE WITH MY WIFE) Savoy 3000/LP 5001
031 S5417 DON'T CALL MY NAME Savoy 3004
10 April 1944 New York City – Red River Dave (unknown musicians)
032 S5427 I DON’T WANT TO LOSE YOU NOW Savoy 3006
033 S5428 LET’S STOP MAKIN’ MAKE BELIEVE Savoy 3007
034 S5429 I’M AN CONVICT WITH OLD GLORY IN MY HEART Savoy 3000/LP 5001
035 S5430 IS THERE ROOM IN THE GRAVE FOR ME Savoy 3007
1944 New York City – Roy Smeck and The Music Men (w.Red River Dave)
000 S 2093 MEXICALI ROSE Royale 45164  Remington EP-115
1944 New York City – Red River Dave
036 S-2215 WHITE CROSS ON THE HILLSIDE C 3019
Mid 1944 New York City – Red River Dave
S 3193 PUT ME IN YOUR POCKET Continental 3025
S 3195 HONKY TONKIN' THELMA C 8004
1944 New York City – Red River Dave
S-3201-1 JOLLY JOE Continental C  3017/Mt Laurel 7506
S-3202-2 REELING COWBOY C 3023/Bronco Buster CD 9050
S-3203 TIME WILL TELL THE STORY 3021
S-3204-1 LOAD OF PRETTY WOMAN C 3017/ Mt Laurel 7506
1944 New York City – Red River Dave
S-3214 I HAVE GOT MY BACK TO THE WALL C 3023/Bronco Buster CD 9050
S-3216 AMELIA ERHART'S LAST FLIGHT 3021
From sessions above or below:
IT COULD HAVE HAD A DIFFERENT ENDING C 3029 C 8008/Bronco Buster CD 9050
HONKY TONK THELMA C 3029/Bronco Buster CD 9050
WRECK OF THE STREAMLINED TRAIN C 3031
WE'LL BE BACK THIS COMING YEAR C 3031
1945 New York City – Red River Dave
S-3230 RED HEADED MAMA BLUES C 3025 C 8004
S-3232 I'VE NOBODY TO LOVE [I’VE GOT NOBODY TO LOVE] C 3019
late 1945 or January 1946 New York City – Red River Dave and Sula’s Texas Rangers
W-3350 I'LL NEVER BE ASHAMED OF YOU C 5048/Mt Laurel 7506 Bronco Buster CD 9050
W-3351 TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY C 5049
W-3353 YOU NEVER WAITED FOR ME Continental C 5045/Mt Laurel 7506 Bronco Buster CD 9050
W-3354 WHEN MY BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD AGAIN Continental C-8018/CLP 1507
W-3355 THERE’S A NEW MOON OVER MY SHOULDER Continental C 5045/Mt Laurel 7506 Bronco Buster CD 9050
W-3356 TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS Continental C 5048/CLP 1507 Bronco Buster CD 9050 LP 5010
W-3357 SAN ANTONIO ROSE Continental C 5046/Bronco Buster CD 9050
W-3358 THERE AIN'T A TOWN IN TEXAS C 5054/Mt Laurel LP 7506
W-3360 SHE'LL BE THERE WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN MOTHER  C 5054/Mt Laurel 7506
W-3361 SOMEDAY (YOU’LL WANT ME TO WANT YOU) Continental C-5047/Mt Laurel 7506 Bronco Buster CD 9050
W-3362 WHERE'S MY BOY TONIGHT Continental C-5047/Mt Laurel 7506 Bronco Buster CD 9050
W-3363 I'LL BE ALL SMILES TONIGHT C 5059/Bronco Buster CD 9050
W-3364 LIVING A LIE OVER YOU C 5053/Bronco Buster CD 9050
W-3366 DON'T TEACH OUR BABY TO HATE ME C 5057
W-3367 WHY SHOULD I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU C 5053/Bronco Buster CD 9050
W-3368 COOL WATER Continental C 5046/CLP 1507 Bronco Buster CD 9050
W 3369 RED RIVER MOON C 5049/ PST 714
 (note by Robert Platt:) The accompaniment on Red River Dave’s Continental recordings above was by Sula’s Texas Rangers. Sula Litivich was a Jewish musical director for Continental who knew little about hillbilly music but would get enthused and holler “More cowboy, More cowboy” as if this would inspire musicians. The musicians were the Texas Top Hands, who travelled from San Antonio to New York in 1946 to record for Savoy. Some early Continental singles were reviewed in Billboard in January 1946, and may have been recorded before the Texas Top Hands arrived
1946 New York City – Red River Dave and Texas Tophands (Red River Dave [vcl/poss. gt] + the Texas Tophands: poss. Johnny H. “Curly” Williams [gt], William Wayne “Rusty” Locke [steel], poss. George Edwin “Knee-High” Holley [bass], poss. Clarence J. “Sleepy” Short [fiddle], Walter Kleypas [piano/accordion], Sula Litivich [musical director])
W-3505 I'M A MARRIED MAN C 5075 Remington REP-63/CLP 1507 Mt Laurel 7506 Bronco Buster CD 9050
W-3506 AS LONG AS I LOVE YOU Continental C 8048/ Palace PST 714 
W-3507 FIESTA IN OLD SAN ANTONE Continental 5077/CLP 1507
W-3508 IF PRAYERS WILL BRING YOU BACK  C 5062/CLP 1507
W-3509 COTTON EYED JOE C 5075 C 8051 Remington R-45-1031/CLP 1507 Bronco Buster CD 9050 LP 5001
W-3510 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS C 5061 REP 63/CLP 1507
W-3511 LIFE IS NOT THE SAME Continental C 8048/Palace PST 714 
W-3512 SHAME ON YOU C 5059 Remington 15003 /Bronco Buster CD 9050
W-3513 WAVE TO ME, MY LADY C 5057
W-3514 RB-911/R-233 BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN Continental 8018  Remington 45-R-1032/Continental CLP 1507
W-3515 PAL O' MINE Continetal C 8047/Palace PST 714 
W-3517 MY GAL FROM HOUSTON Continental C 8047/Palace PST 714 
W-3519 I CAN’T TELL THAT LIE TO MY HEART Continental 5077
W-3521 ATOMIC POWER C 5061
W-3524 CAN'T WIN, CAN'T PLACE, CAN'T SHOW C 5062
MY HOME IS A PRISON C 5058/Bronco Buster CD 9050
HEARTACES C 5058/Bronco Buster CD 9050
1946 New York City – Red River Dave and Texas Tophands (Red River Dave [vcl/poss. gt] + the Texas Tophands: poss. Johnny H. “Curly” Williams [gt], William Wayne “Rusty” Locke [steel], poss. George Edwin “Knee-High” Holley [bass], poss. Clarence J. “Sleepy” Short [fiddle], Walter Kleypas [piano/accordion], Sula Litivich [musical director])
E-3701 WHAT IS LIFE WITHOUT LOVE C 8024/ PST 714
E-3702 MARY WARNER BLUES Continental C 8039 Remington REP-63
E-3703 HERR SCHMIDT  C 8038C 8051  Remington R-16003 R-45-1031/CLP 1507 Mt Laurel LP 7506
E-3704 ITALIAN DREAM WALTZ C-8026/ R-45-1033 REP-63
E-3705 HAYSEED SCHOTTISCHE Continental C 8039
E-3706 EIGHTH OF JANUARY C 8038/CLP 1507
E-3707 THE LETTER EDGED IN BLACK C-8026 R 1846 /LP 5010 Mt Laurel 7506
E-3708 COO-SE-COO C 8024
1947 New York City – Red River Dave and Texas Tophands (Red River Dave [vcl/poss. gt] + the Texas Tophands: poss. Johnny H. “Curly” Williams [gt], William Wayne “Rusty” Locke [steel], poss. George Edwin “Knee-High” Holley [bass], poss. Clarence J. “Sleepy” Short [fiddle], Walter Kleypas [piano/accordion], Sula Litivich [musical director])
I 3834 BOTTLE TALK C 8033/PST 714 LP 5001
I 3835 A ROCKY MOUNTAIN LULLABY C 8033/ LP 5001 PST 714
I-3836 CIGARETTES, WHISKEY AND WIL WOMEN  C 8032/PST 714
I-3837 TEARDROPS IN MY HEART C 8032/ PST 714
From previous sessions:
I'VE GOT MY BACK TO THE WALL C 8008
HILLBILLY CITY NASHVILLE TENNESSEE Maple Leaf 3004
PRAIRIE CAMPFIRE Maple Leaf 3004
LITTLE DOGIE STRAY Copntinental C 5073/Palace PST 714 
YOU’RE NOT MY DARLING ANYMORE C 5073
ca. 1947 New York City – Red River Dave and Orchestra
S.R.1579 OLD FAITHFUL Sonora 1065 /LP-45 6907 K-27 /LP 5001
S.R.1580 WAGON TRAIL Sonora 1064/LP-45 6907 K-27  /LP 5001
S.R.1581 RED RIVER VALLEY Sonora 1066 Varsity 531 Royale 45164/Varsity 6907   King K-27/LP 5001
S.R.1582-2 THE LAST ROUND-UP Sonora 1064 Varsity 539  Remington EP 115 r/LP-45 6907 K-27 LP 5010
S.R.1583 TAKE ME BACK TO MY BOOTS AND SADDLES Sonora 1065 Varisty  /LP-45 6907 K-27 LP 5010
S.R.1584 EMPTY SADDLES  Sonora 1066 Royale 532 Varsity 532 Remington 45179/Varsity LP-45 6907 King K-27 LP 5010
S.R.1585 IS THE RANGE STILL THE SAME BACK HOME Sonora 1063/ LP 5010
S.R.1586 HOME ON THE RANGE Sonora 1063 Varsity 531 Remington 45179 EP 115/Varsity LP-45 6907 King K-27/LP 5001
Tracks above issued on 78 RPM album Sonora MS 464 Songs Of The West
1949 unknown – Red River Dave and the Texas Top Hands (Red River Dave [vcl/poss. gt], prob. Leon Merritt [guitar], William Wayne “Rusty” Locke [steel], Easy Adams [fiddle], Walter Kleypas [piano/accordion])
LOVE MADE A WRECK OUT OF ME Everstate C-108
THE WALTZ OF SAN ANTONE Everstate C-108
ca. July 1949 unknown – Red River Dave and the Texas Top Hands (Red River Dave [vcl/poss. gt], prob. Leon Merritt [guitar], William Wayne “Rusty” Locke [steel], Easy Adams [fiddle], Walter Kleypas [piano/accordion])
49-S-6067 FIRST LOVE MGM 10507/CAS 8201
49-S-6068 WRONG NUMBER 10507/CAS 8201
49-S-6069 PRAIRIE K10843/ CAS 8201
49-S-6070 SEARCHING FOR YOU BUDDY K10843/ CAS 8201
9 June 1950 Southland Industries, San Antonio,TX - Red River Dave
50-S-6046 I'VE GOT NO RIGHT unissued
50-S-6047 KISS YOUR BABY GOODNIGHT
50-S-6048 CHANGE PARTNERS K10755/ CAS 8201
50-S-6049 JACK O’ HEART K10755/ CAS 8201
August 1951 Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN – Red River Dave
51-S-6104/51-XY-569 NEW YEAR BELLS K11070
51-S-6105/51-XY-570 BUDDED ROSES K11166/ CAS 8201
51-S-6106/51-XY-571 I’LL BE LOVIN’ YOU THEN K11166/ CAS 8201
51-S-6107/51-XY-572 YOU AMDE A MONKEY OUT OF ME K11070
12 March 1952 [15:30-18:00] Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, TN – Red River Dave
52-S-3048/52-XY-3048 I SAW YOUUR FACE IN THE MOON unissued
52-S-3049/52-XY-3049 THERE’S A BLUE SKY OUT YONDER K11222/ CAS 8201
52-S-3050/52-XY-3050 YOU DIDN’T WANT ME K11222/ CAS 8201
52-S-3051/52-XY-3051 PITY IN YOUR EYES unissued
52-S-3052/52-XY-3052 JEANNIE unissued
22 December 1953 poss. San Atnonio, TX – Red River Dave
85588 THE RED DECK OF CARDS TNT-1003 Decca 9-29002
85589 SEARCHING FOR YOU, BUDDY TNT-1003 9-29002/
Decca masters above may have been different versions as on TNT-1003
1954/1957 TNT Recording Studio, San Antonio, TX – Red River Dave
THE BALL AND CHAIN TNT release
THERE’S A NEW MOON OVER MY SHOULDER TNT release
YOU NEVER WAITED FOR ME TNT release
ALTOONA FREIGHT WRECK TNT release
THE DEATH OF FLOYD COLLINS TNT release
I WISH I HAD MY FIRST WIFE BACK TNT release
NEW YEARS BELLS TNT release
YOU MADE A MONKEY OUT OF ME TNT release
1954 TNT Recording Studio, San Antonio, TX – Red River Dave
TRUCK DRIVER'S SPECIAL TNT-1011 TNT-9005/LP 5001
MIDNIGHT MARE TNT-1011
Fall 1954 TNT Recording Studio, San Antonio, TX – Red River Dave
WHEN DAVY CROCKETT MET THE SAN ANTONIO ROSE TNT 1017
TNT-34 THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS - “CARAMBA!” TNT 1017
30 August 1955 Bradley Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Red River Dave
88581/NA 9169 WHEN DAVY CROCKETT MET SAN ANTONIO ROSE 9-29680/LP 5010
88582/NA 9170 THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS 9-29680
88583/NA 9171 PROMISES unissued
88584/NA 9172 OH, OH, OH HOW I LOVE YOU unissued
Tracks above may have been TNT recordings mastered in Nashville on August 30, or different Nashville recordings
1950s unknown – Red River Dave
BILLYGOAT BLUES Marathon 1001
WHEN I'M WITH YOU Marathon 1001
1956 TNT Recording Studio, San Antonio, TX – Red River Dave
MARIA ELENA TNT-9003
BY THE SILVERY RIO GRANDE TNT-9003
THE BALLAD OF EMMITT TILL TNT-9005/LP 5001
1956 TNT Recording Studio, San Antonio, TX – Red River Dave
JAMES DEAN (TH GREATEST OF ALL) TNT 9006
SPRING SONG TNT 9006
1956 TNT Recording Studio, San Antonio, TX – Red River Dave
JAMES DEAN DECK OF CARDS EP-1/EP-2
JIMMY DEAN IS NOT DEAD  EP-1/EP-2
HYMN FOR JAMES DEAN EP-1/EP-2
HOME IN INDIANA, JAMES DEAN  EP-1/EP-2
1957 TNT Recording Studio, San Antonio, TX – Red River Dave
BALLAD OF DON LARSEN TNT-9010
ADIO, MI AMOR, MI CORAZON TNT-9010
1958 unknown – Red River Dave and Happy Jack Petty
SAN ANTONIO ROSE Joy 101
Unknown title Joy 101
1958 unknown – Dave McEnery
JAILHOUSE BLUES Yodeling RRD-501
DID THE GYPSY LIE? Yodeling RRD-501
ca 1958 unknown – Red River Dave
(A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS' MOTHER) NEW ANGEL TONIGHT Marathon RRD-502
THE ROSE WINDOW Marathon RRD-502
1960 New York City – Red River Dave (unknown musicians)
SRR-1639 THERE'S A STAR SPANGLED BANNER WAVING SOMEWHERE NO. 2 (THE BALLAD OF FRANCES G. POWERS) 3020 Raleigh 703
SRR-1640 THE PONY EXPRESS 3020 Raleigh 703
25 August 1960 New York City – Red River Dave (unknown musicians)
SRD6969 THE TRIAL OF FRANCIS POWERS 3023
SRD6970 LILI MARLENE
SRD6971 NOBODY'S FUTURE 3023
SRD6972 I TALKED TO HANK
1961 unknown – Red River Dave
THE SPANISH GUITAR Copyright CR-41
OLD LOVE IN NEW MEXICO Copyright CR-41
1962 unknown – Red River Dave
WE'LL BURY YOU D 1243
MOON OVER THE WALL (IN EAST BERLIN) 1243
23 November 1963 San Antonio, TX – Red River Dave
ANSWER TO THE DEATH OF A PRESIDENT Reveal 112363
BAY OF PIGS Reveal 112363
1965 poss. San Antonio, TX – Red River Dave, *w. Tony Rozance [accordion]
P-1 THE GREAT SOCIETY Hootenanny HN-1965
P-3 GOD’S GAME OF CHECKERS* Hootenanny HN-1965
ca July 1965 unknown – Red River Dave
SRD65-240 BALLAD OF VIET NAM Savoy 1627
ca 1965 unknown – Red River Dave
WRD 8640 LILY MARLENE # 2 Savoy 1627
1960s poss. Bluebonnet Studio, Fort Worth, TX – Red River Dave
IS THE RANGE STILL THE SAME BACK HOME? Bluebonnet BL-119
AMELIA EARHART'S LAST FLIGHT Bluebonnet BL-119
CHIME BELLS Bluebonnet BL-119
IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE NOW Bluebonnet BL-119
WHEN THE TUMBLEWEEDS COME TUMBLIN' DOWN AGAIN Bluebonnet BL-119
GOD'S GAME OF CHECKERS Bluebonnet BL-119
MEXICALI ROSE Bluebonnet BL-119
BALLAD OF THE ALAMO Bluebonnet BL-119
WAY OUT THERE Bluebonnet BL-119
I WON'T CARE (A HUNDRED YEARS FROM NOW) Bluebonnet BL-119
TILL THE STORM PASSES BY Bluebonnet BL-119
I BOUGHT A ROCK FOR A ROCKY MOUNTAIN GAL Bluebonnet BL-122
PENNSYLVANIA PAL Bluebonnet BL-122
BY THE SILVERY RIO GRANDE Bluebonnet BL-122
WHEN THE BEES ARE IN THE HIVE Bluebonnet BL-122
MOONLIGHT AND SKIES Bluebonnet BL-122
WESTWARD ROLL THE WAGONS Bluebonnet BL-122
I'D LIKE TO GIVE MY DOG TO UNCLE SAM Bluebonnet BL-122
ECHOES FROM THE HILLS Bluebonnet BL-122
EL RANCHO GRANDE Bluebonnet BL-122
FIRST LOVE Bluebonnet BL-122
STRAWBERRY ROAN Bluebonnet BL-122
VIETNAM GUITAR Bluebonnet BL-122
I SAW YOUR FACE IN THE MOON Bluebonnet BL-122
WHERE THE ROSES NEVER FADE Bluebonnet BL-122
LAMPLIGHTING TIME IN THE VALLEY Bluebonnet BL-141
HOME ON THE RANGE Bluebonnet BL-141
LAST LETTER Bluebonnet BL-141
ONLY 90 MILES AWAY Bluebonnet BL-141
SPRINGTIME IN THE ROCKIES Bluebonnet BL-141
CATTLE CALL Bluebonnet BL-141
WHEN THE WORK’S ALL DONE THIS FALL Bluebonnet BL-141
SAN ANTONIO ROSE Bluebonnet BL-141
BALLAD OF LEE OSWALD Bluebonnet BL-141
SHELTERD IN THE ARMS OF THE OLD RUGGER CROSS Bluebonnet BL-141
WAY OUT ON THE MOUNTAIN Bluebonnet BL-142 
RED RIVER VALLEY Bluebonnet BL-142 
EMPTY SADDLES Bluebonnet BL-142 
I'M GONAN RUN FOR SHERIFF Bluebonnet BL-142 
ARCHIBALD Bluebonnet BL-142 
SOUTH OF THE BORDER Bluebonnet BL-142 
THE CONVICT AND THE ROSE Bluebonnet BL-142 
ROUNDUP TIME IN TEXAS Bluebonnet BL-142 
GRAND OLE OPRY OF THE SKY Bluebonnet BL-142
HOW GREAT THOU ART Bluebonnet BL-142 
1967 unknown – Red River Dave
THE BALLAD OF LADY BE GOOD Reveal 10-67
27 September 1968 unknown – Red River Dave
SONG FROM THE U.S.S. PUEBLO Reveal RV-92768
RAILROAD STATION IN THE SKY Reveal RV-92768
31 July 1970 unknown – Red River Dave
THE FLIGHT OF APOLLO ELEVEN Reveal 73169
ca 1970 unknown – Red River Dave
THE CALIFORNIA HIPPIE MURDERS
Late 1960s/ca early 1970s Unknown  – Red River Dave
THE BALLAD OF PATTY HEARST
THE BALLAD OF THREE MILE ISLAND
THE NIGHT THAT RONALD REAGAN RODE WITH SANTA CLAUS
THE BALLAD OF BILLY GRAHAM
SHAME IS THE MIDDLE NAME OF EXXON
ATLANTA'S BLACK CHILDREN
1973 unknown – Red River Dave
THE BALLAD OF MARILYN MONROE Silver Screen 731024
THE RED WHITE AND BLUE CHRISTMAS Silver Screen 731024
1976 unknown – Red River Dave
NR 6040-1 SOMEWHERE I HEAR ANGELS SINGING THE SAN ANTONIO ROSE Revel 100
NR 6040-2 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TXAS Reveal 100
Ca 1976 unknown – Red River Dave
OL' TEX RITTER AND HIS DECK OF CARDS Reveal  101
RAINBOW OF LOVE Reveal  101
1977 poss. Houston, TX – Red River Dave (Producer: Dave McEnery)
LH-16943 WHEN OL‘ BING CROSBY SAID GOODBYE Houston Country 40
SANDRA WEST IN BLUE FERRARI  (BURIED IN THE BLUE FERRARI CAR) Houston Country 40
1983 Ascot Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA – Red River Dave (Producer: Harvey Appel)
LH 452004B THE CLINGING LOVERS OF KENYA Longhorn 52004
LH 452004A THE PINE TARRED BAT (THE Ballad of George Brett) Longhorn 52004
Discography is incomplete

ALBUMS
Varsity LP-45 Popular Range Songs By Red River Dave:
Home On The Range; Wagon Trail; Empty Saddles; Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle; Ole Faithful; Last Round Up – 5- (10“ LP, originally as  Sonora MS 464 78 RPM album Songs Of the West in 1947 )
Varsity 6907/King K-27 Red River Dave Singing Popular Range Songs: Red River Valley; Home On The Range; Wagon Trail; Empty Saddles; Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle; Ole Faithful; The Last Roundup; Mexicali Rose – 5- (10“ LP) (reissued on Remington 1015 Red River Dave and The Texas Tophands: Songs Of The Hill And Range)
Varsity 6962 Popular Cowboy Songs: Jack O' Diamonds; Yellow Rose Of Texas; The Old Pioneer; My Saddle, My Bronco And You; Buffalo Gals; Polly Wolly Doodle; Beautiful Brown Eyes; Dangerous Ground – 51 (10“ LP)
Pontiac P-525 Square Dances With Calls: Cotton Eyed Joe; Herr Schmidt; Skip To M' Lou; I'm A Married Man; Double Under And Wagonwheel; Multiple Step Right Back; Lucy Long; Marching Through Georgia – 52 (10“ LP)
Allegro 1594 Cowboy Song Favorites: Tumbling Tumbleweeds; Cool Water; Home On The Range; Red River Valley; The Last Roundup; Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie; Mexicali Rose; The Blue Tail Fly; She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain; The Old Chisholm Trail; Jack O' Diamonds; Big Rock Candy Mountain – 09-56 w. Foy Willing
Remington 1846 Songs Of The Golden West: Cool Water; Yellow Rose Of Texas; Cotton Eyed Joe; Back In The Saddle Again; Eighth Of January; Herr Schmidt; Tumbling Tumbleweeds; I'm A Married Man; Letter Edged In Black; Baby Sitter; Skip To My Lou; Wabash Cannonball – 57 (MX: 33-1845/6, also on Masterseal MS-27)
Sutton SSU-284 Red River Dave feturing Esmereldy and Dick Thomas: Twenty-One Years; She'll Be Coming 'Round The Mountain; Clementine; The Convict And The Rose; Billy Boy; Cowboy Jack; Home On The Range; Old Chisholm Trail; Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie; Red River Valley
Palace PST-714 Songs Of The Rodeo: Cigarettes, Whiskey And Wild Wild Women; Rocky Mountain Lullaby; What's Life Without Love; Italian Dream Waltz; Little Dogie Stray; Red River Moon; As Long As I Love You; Teardrops In My Heart; My Gal From Houston; Life Is Not The Same; Pal O' Mine; Bottle Talk – ca. 61 w. Texas Tophands (unknown recording info, not included in sessions list)
Continental CLP 1507 Red River Dave Sings: Cool Water; Yellow Rose of Texas; Cotton Eyed Joe; Back in the Saddle Again; Eighth of January; Herr Schmidt; Tumbling Tumbleweeds; I'm a Married  Man; Fiesta in San Antone; If Prayers'll Bring You Back; Letter Edged in Black; When My Blue Moon Turns to Gol - 62
Bluebonnet BL-119 The Singing, Yodeling Cowboy. No. 1: Is The Range Still The Same Back Home?; Amelia Earhart's Last Flight; Chime Bells; It Makes No Difference Now; When The Tumbleweeds Come Tumblin' Down Again; God's Game Of Checkers; Mexicali Rose; Ballad Of The Alamo; Way Out There; I Won't Care (A Hundred Years From Now); Till The Storm Passes By - 67
Bluebonnet BL-122 The Singing, Yodeling Cowboy. No. 2: I Bought A Rock For A Rocky Mountain Gal; Pennsylvania Pal; By The Silvery Rio Grande; When The Bees Are In The Hive; Moonlight And Skies; Westward Roll The Wagons; I'd Like To Give My Dog To Uncle Sam; Echoes From The Hills; El Rancho Grande; First Love; Strawberry Roan; Vietnam Guitar; I Saw Your Face In The Moon; Where The Roses Never Fade – 68
Mountain Laurel [GER] LP 7506 The Lone Star State Cowboy:  Herr Schmidt No.1; I'm A Married Man; There Ain't A Town In Texas; She'll Be There What A Friend We Have In Mother; I'll Never Be Ashamed Of You; There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder; You Never Waited For Me; Where's My Boy Tonight; Someday You'll Want Me To Want You;  Jolly Joe; Load Of Pretty Women; The Letter Edged In Black No.1; Love Made A Wreck Out Of Me; The Waltz Of San Antone; The Convict And The Rose; Little Red Caboose Behind The Train;The Death Of Floyd Collins;I Wish I Had My First Wife Back – 75 (Continental, Everstate, Musicraft tracks. Reissued in 1979 as Danny RD-7905 The Yodeling Texas Cowboy)
Castle [GER] LP-8201 Country and Western In The 1940's And 1950's, vol. 1: First Love;. Wrong Number; You Didn't Want Me; There's A Blue Sky Way Out Yonder; Searching For You Buddy; Prairie; Things That Might Have Been; Stars Over Laredo; Budded Roses; I'll Be Lovin' You Then; Change Partners; Jack O' Hearts - 82 (MGM tracks; reissued on Cowgirlboy LP-5040 Yodelin' Cowboy Memories)
Cowgirlboy [GER] LP-5001 The Days of Yodelling Cowboys, vol. 1: Herr Schmidt; Italian Dream Waltz; Pony Express; Ballad Of Emmitt Till; Truck Driver's Special; I'm A Convict With Old Glory In My Heart; I'd Rather Die For My Country; Eight Of January; Red River Valley; Home On The Range; Is The Range Still The Same Back Home; Ole Faithful; Wagon Trail; Bottle Talk; Rocky Mountain Lullabye; Cotton Eyed Joe - 83
Cowgirlboy [GER] LP-5010 More Days Of The Yodeling Cowboys, Vol. 2: When Davy Crockett Met The San Antonio Rose; Boots And Saddle; Tumbling Tumbleweeds; Letter Edged In Black; I'll Never Get Married Again; Dude Cowboy; Red River Moon; Brandin' Time; Daddy And Home; My Old Pal; Sierra Sue; Her Name Was Rosita; When It's Springtime In The Rockies; Empty Saddles; When You're A Long Long Way From Home; Last Roundup – ca 84
Bluebonnet BL-141 The Singing, Yodeling Cowboy. No. 3: Lamplighting Time In The Valley; Home On the Range; Last letter; Only 90 Miles Away; Springtime In The Rockies; Cattle Call; When The Work’s All Done This Fall; San Antonio Rose; Ballad Of Lee Oswald; Shelterd in The Arms Of The Old Rugger Cross – 88
Bluebonnet BL-142 The Singing, Yodeling Cowboy. No. 4:  Way Out On The Mountain;  Red River Valley;  Empty Saddles;  I'm Gonan Run For Sheriff;  Archibald;  South Of The Border;  Convict And The Rose;  Roundup Time In Texas;  Grand Ole Opry Of The Sky;  How Great Thou Art - 88
Bronco Buster [GER] CD-9050 Honky Tonkin' Thelma: My Home Is A Prison; Heartaches; Why Should I Feel Sorry For You Now; Living A Lie Over You; I Have Got My Back To The Wall; Reeling Cowboy; Honky Tonkin' Thelma; It Could Have Had A Different Ending; Shame On You; I'll Be All Smiles Tonight; Cool Water; San Antonio Rose; Tumbling Tumbleweeds; There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder; You Never Waited For Me; I'll Never Be Ashamed Of You; Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You); Where Is My Boy Tonight; I'm A Married Man; Cotton Eyed Joe; (Take Me Back To My) Boots And Saddle; Mexicali Rose (Bob Houston) - 98
Jasmine [UK] JASMCD-3559 The Yodeling Cowboy Sings: Back In The Saddle Again; Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight; Letter Edged In Black; What Is Life Without Love?; Empty Saddles; Don’t Call My Name; You’ll Always Be My Sweetheart; Ole Faithful; Time Will Tell The Story; Home On The Range; Her Name Was Rosita; The Last Roundup; Wagon Trail; She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain;White Cross On The Hillside; I’ve Nobody To Love; Little Red Caboose Behind The Train; Living A Lie Over You; Teardrops In My Heart; Why Should I Feel Sorry For You Now; Twenty-One Years; Two Sides To Every Story; Yellow Rose Of Texas; The Convict And The Rose; I’m A Married Man; Little Dogie Stray; Searching For You Buddy – 01-03-05
Jasmine [UK] JASMCD-3582 There's a Blue Sky Way Out Yonder: There’s A Blue Sky Way Out Yonder; Cool Water; Budded Roses;Life Is Not The Same; Cotton Eyed Joe; First Love; Tumbling Tumbleweeds; Shame On You; When Davy Crockett Met The San Antonio Rose; Fiesta In San Antone; Cigarettes, Whiskey And Wild, Wild Women; Rocky Mountain Lullaby; If Prayers Will Bring You Back; Stars Over Laredo; When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold; Maria Elena; San Antonio Rose; As Long As I Love You; I’ll Be Loving You Then; Wrong Number; Bottle Talk; I’ll Be All Smiles Tonight; Eighth Of January; Things That Might Have Been; I’ll Never Be Ashamed Of You; You Didn’t Want Me; Italian Dream Waltz; My Gal From Houston; By The Silvery Rio Grande – 11-05-07

EPs
Remington
REP-63 I'm A Married Man / Yellow Rose Of Texas / Italian Dream Waltz / Mary Warner Blues
Royale
EP-115 Mexicali Rose / Red River Valley / Home On The Range / Last Round Up
TNT
EP-1/EP-2 James Dean Album: James Dean Deck Of Cards; Jimmy Dean Is Not Dead /  Hymn For James Dean; Home In Indiana, James Dean - 56

SINGLES


Decca (1940)
5799 Down Old Rio Way / When You're A Long Way From Home - 02-40
5806 Where Is My Mama / When They Change My Name To A Number - 02-40
5842 Things That Might Have Been / Stars Over Laredo - 06-40
5853 Springtime In The Rockies / My Red River Valley - 06-40
5863 Goodbye Lil' Darling / Would You Care - 07-40
5864 Sierra Sue / Her Name Was Rosita - 07-40 (Canadian issue on Melotone 45374)
5869 Daddy And Home / My Old Pal - 08-40
64013 Stars Over Laredo / When It's Springtime In The Rockies - 49 (reissue, released on Coral)
Musicraft (1944)
285 The Convict And The Rose / Little Red Caboose Behind Train - 05-44
286 I Wish I Had My First Wife Back / The Death Of Floyd Collins – 05-44
287 She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain / Twenty-One Years – 05-44 w. Frank Nowak
288 Altoona Freight Wreck / (Esmereldy and Dick Thomas:) Seven Years With The Wrong Woman - 05-44 (rev. May 13)
Savoy (ca. 1944-45, 1960)
3000 I'd Rather Die For My Country Than Live With My Wife / I’m An Convict With Old Glory In My Heart - 44
3003 I’d Like To Give My Dog To Uncle Sam / Dust On Mother's Bible - 44
3004 You’ll Always Be My Sweetheart / Don’t Call My Name
3005 Ball And Chain / I’m Leaving ’Cause There’s Nothing Left To Do
3006 You Can Count On Me / I Don’t Want To Lose You
3007 Let’s Stop Making Believe / Is There Room In The Grave For Me
Continental (1944-47)
C 3017 Load Of Pretty Woman / Jolly Joe – 07-44 (Rev. Aug. 5)
C 3019 I've Nobody To Love / White Cross On The Hillside – 08-44 (rev. Aug. 26)
C 3021 Amelia Erhart's Last Flight / Time Will Tell The Story – ca 02-45
C 3023 I Have Got My Back To The Wall / Reeling Cowboy – 02-45 (rev. Feb. 17)
C 3025 Put Me On Your Pocket / Red Headed Mama Blues – 03-45 (rev. March 17)
C 3029 Honky Tonk Thelma / It Could Have Had A Different Ending – 03-45 (rev. March 31)
C 3031 Wreck Of The Streamlined Train / We'll Be Back This Coming Year – 03-45 (rev. March 31)
C-5045 You Never Waited For Me/There’s A New Moon Over My Shoulder – 12-45
C-5046 Cool Water / San Antonio Rose – 12-45
C-5047 Someday You’ll Want Me To Want You / Where's My Boy Tonight – 12-45
(C-5045–C-5047 part of 78rpm album set Continental Album 26 “Hillbilly Songs”)
C 5048 Tumbling Tumbleweeds / I'll Never Be Ashamed Of You – 12-45 (rev. Dec. 22)
C 5049 Red River Moon / Two Sides To Every Story - 01-46
C 5053 Why Should I Feel Sorry For You Now / Living A Lie Over You - 46
C 5054 There Ain't A Town In Texas / She'll Be There – 06-46 (rev. June 15)
C 5057 Wave To Me My Lady / Don't Teach Our Baby To Hate Me - 46
C 5058 My Home Is A Prison / Heartaches – 09-46 (rev. Sept. 21)
C 5059 Shame On You / I'll Be All Smiles Tonight - 46
C 5061 The Great Atomic Power / The Yellow Rose Of Texas – 07-46
C 5062 Can't Win, Can't Place, Can't Show / If Prayers Will Bring You Back – 07-46
C 5073 Little Doogie Stray / You’re Not My Darling Anymore – 46 (rev. Jan. 25, 1947)
C 5075 I'm A Married Man / Cotton Eyed Joe – 10-46 (rev. Nov. 2)
C 5077 Fiesta In San Antone / I Can’t Tell That Lie To My Heart – 46 (rev. March 15, 1947)
C 8004 Red Headed Mama Blues / Honky Tonkin' - 46
C 8008 I've Got My Back To The Wall / It Could Have Had A Different Ending - 47
C 8018 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Back In The Saddle Again - 47
C 8024 What Is Life Without Love / Coo-Se-Coo – 05-47 (rev. May 31)
C 8026 Italian dream Waltz / The Letter Edged In Black - 47
C 8032 Cigarettes /Teardrops In My Hart - 48
C 8033 A Rocky Mountain Lullaby / Bottle Talk – 12-48 (rev. Jan. 3)
C 8038 Herr Schmidt / The Eighth Of January – 03-49 (rev. March 26)
C 8039 Mary Warner Blues / Hayseed Schottish - 49
C 8047 My Gal From Houston / Pal O‘ Mine – 49
C 8048 As Long As I Love You / Life Is Not The Same – 49
C 8051 Herr Schmidt / Cotton Eyed Joe - 49
Maple Leaf [CAN]
3004 Hillbilly City Nashville Tennessee / Prairie Campfire
Varsity
521 Red River Valley / [Roy Smeck and the Music Men - Mexicali Rose [S2093] ]
531 Home On The Range / [Jesse Rogers - The Cattle Call]
532 Empty Saddles / [Jesse Rogers - When The Bloom Is On The Sage]
539 The Last Round-Up / [Jesse Rogers - Yellow Rose Of Texas [S1735] ]
Remington
R-45-1031 Herr Schmidt / Cotton Eyed Joe
R-45-1032 Back In The Saddle Again / The Letter Edged In Black
R-45-1033 Italian Dream Waltz / Cool Water
R-45-1071 San Antonio Rose / 8th Of January - 51
Royale 45164 [Roy Smeck:] Mexicali Rose / Red River Valley
45179 Empty Saddles / Home On The Range
Sonora (1947)
1063 Is The Range Still The Same Back Home / Home On The Range – 47 (also on 78 RPM album MS 464)
1064 Wagon Trail / The Last Round-Up  – 47 (also on 78 RPM album MS 464)
1065 Old Faithful / Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddles  – 47 (also on 78 RPM album MS 464)
1066 Empty Saddles / Red River Valley  – 47 (also on 78 RPM album MS 464)
45-3020 Red River Valley / ? - 20-06-60 (reissue, released on Savoy)
Everstate (1949)
C-108 Love Made A Wreck Out Of Me / The Waltz Of San Antone – ca 12-49
MGM (1949-52)
10507 First Love / The Wrong Number - 08-49 (rev. Aug. 10)
K 10755 Change Partners / Jack O' Hearts - 07-50
K 10843 Searching For You Buddy / Prairie - 12-50
K 11070 New Year Bells / You Made A Monkey Out Of Me - 09-51
K 11166 Budded Roses / I'll Be Lovin' You Then - 02-52 (rev. Feb. 16)
K 11222 You Didn't Want Me / There's A A Blue Sky Out Yonder - 04-52 (rev. Apr. 22)
TNT (1953-57)
TNT-1003 The Red Deck Of Cards / Searching For You Buddy – 11-53 (rev. Dec. 5)
TNT-1011 Truck Driver's Special / Midnight Mare - 54
TNT-1017 Night Before Christmas Caramba / When Davy Crockett Met The San Antonio Rose - 09-55 (rev. Sept. 10)
TNT-9003 Maria Elena / By The Silvery Rio Grande – 12-55 (rev. Derc. 17)
TNT-9005 The Ballad Of Emmitt Till / Truck Driver's Special – 02-56 (rev. Feb. 16)
TNT-9006 James Dean / Spring Song - 56
TNT-9010 Ballad Of Don Larsen / Adio, Mi Amor, Mi Corazon – 05-57 (rev. May 20)
Decca (leased masters from TNT or Decca recordings)
9-29002 The Red Deck Of Cards / Searching For You Buddy – 02-54
9-29680 Night Before Christmas Caramba / When Davy Crockett Met The San Antonio Rose 11-55
Marathon
1001 Billygoat Blues / When I'm With You
Joy (1958) w. Happy Jack Petty
101 San Antonio Rose / ? – 58
Yodeling (1958)
RRD-501 Jailhouse Blues / Did The Gypsy Lie? -58 as Dave McEnery
Marathon (ca 1958)
RRD-502 (A Tribute To Elvis' Mother) New Angel Tonight / The Rose Window
Savoy (1960)
3020 The Pony Express / There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere No. 2 (the Ballad Of Francis Powers)  – 07-60 (Canadian issue on Raleigh 703)
3021 Time Will Tell The Story / Amelia Erhart's Last Flight - 60
3023 The Trial Of Francis Powers / Nobody's Future – 09-60 (rev. Sept. 5)
Copyright (1961)
CR-41 The Spanish Guitar / Old Love In new Mexico – 10-61
D (1962)
1243 We'll Bury You / Moon Over The Wall (In East Berlin) – 19-11-62
Reveal (1963)
112363 Answer To The Death Of A President / Bay Of Pigs – ca 12-63
Hootenanny (1965)
HN-1965 Beautiful America / God’s Game Of Checkers – 65
Savoy (1965)
1627 The Ballad Of Viet Nam (For God And Country And You. Dear) / Lili Marlene #2 - 66
Reveal (1967-)
10-67 The Ballad Of Lady Be Good / [The Giese Family:] The Ballad Of Billy Graham - 67
RV-92768 Song From The U.S.S. Pueblo / Railroad Station In The Sky – ca 10-68
RRD 73169 Flight Of Apollo 11 / Flight Of Apollo 11 – 09-69 (rev. Sept. 6)
100 Somewhere I Hear Angels Singing The San Antonio Rose / The Yellow Rose Of Texas – 76
101 Ol' Tex Ritter And His Deck Of Cards / Rainbow Of Love – 77
Silver Screen (1973)
731024 The Ballad Of Marilyn Monroe / The Red White And Blue Christmas – 10-73
Houston Country (1977)
40 When Ol‘ Bing Crosby Said Goodbye / Sandra West In Blue Ferrari (Buried in the Blue Ferrari Car) - 77
Longhorn (1983)
LH 452004 The Clinging Lovers Of Kenya / The Pine Tarred Bat (The Ballad Of George Brett) - 83
 

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