Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sonny Osborne



*29-10-1937 Hyden, KY
2nd version

By Dick Grant, Praguefrank, Mario Manciotti

SESSIONS
1952 Gateway Studio, Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH – Sonny Osborne (Sonny Osborne [vcl/gt], Carlos Brock [vcl/gt], Enos Johnson [vcl/mandolin], Smokey Ward [bass], Billy Thomas [fiddle])
001 8050 LETTER FROM MY DARLING. Kentucky 563/ Countryville LP-43 Gateway 31389/90
002 8051 I‘LL STAY AROUND  Kentucky 563 / Countryville LP-43
003 8052 OLD HOME TOWN Kentucky 564/ Countryville LP-43
004 8053 DOWN THE ROAD  Kentucky 564/Countryville LP-43
005 8054 WE'LL MEET AGAIN SWEETHEART  Kentucky 606/ Ultra Sonic LP-66 Gateway 31387/88
006 8055 UNCLE PEN  Kentucky 606/ Ultra Sonic LP-66 Gateway 31385/86
007 8058 GET IN LINE BROTHERS Kentucky 565/Getaway 31389/90
008 8059 THE OLD CROSS ROAD. Kentucky 565/31389/90
009 8060 RAW HIDE Ultrasonic LP-19 Countryville LP-46   Gateway 31387/88
010 8061? CUMBERLAND GAP Ultrasonic LP-19 Vernon VS-514 Countryville LP-46  Gateway 31387/88
011 8062 TRAIN FORTY FIVE Ultrasonic LP-19  Vernon VS-514 Countryville LP-46 Countryville LP-43 Gateway 31387/88
012 8063? WHITE HOUSE BLUES Ultrasonic LP-19 Countryville LP-43  Gateway 31387/88
1952 Gateway Studio, Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH – Sonny Osborne  (Sonny Osborne [vcl/gt], Carlos Brock [vcl/gt], Enos Johnson [vcl/mandolin], Smokey Ward [bass], Billy Thomas [fiddle])
013 8074 SUNNY MOUNTAIN CHIMES Gateway 3005/ Vernon VS-514 Countryville LP-46  31385/86
014 8075 A BROTHER IN KOREA. GATEWAY 3005/31389/90
015 8076 I'M GONNA LEAVE YOU. GATEWAY 3007/31389/90
016 8077 MEND THIS HEART OF MINE. GATEWAY 3007/31389/90
017 8078 CABIN HOME ON THE HILL Kentucky 608/ Ultra Sonic LP-66 Gateway 31387/88
018 8079 PAIN IN MY HEART  Kentucky 608/ Ultra Sonic LP-66 Gateway 31387/88
1952/1953 Gateway Studio, Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH – Sonny Osborne   (Sonny Osborne [vcl/gt], Carlos Brock [vcl/gt], Enos Johnson [vcl/mandolin], Smokey Ward [bass], Billy Thomas [fiddle])
019 ROSE OF OLD KENTUCKY  Ultra Sonic LP-66 Gateway 31385/86
020 I CRIED AGAIN  Buckingham LP-56 Ultra Sonic LP-66  Gateway 31385/86
021 COTTON EYED JOE 31389/90
022 I'LL NEVER FORGET 31389/90
023 THAT FATAL DAY 31389/90
024 BLUE EYED ANGEL 31389/90
025 THE OLD HOME TOWN 31389/90 PST 765
026 RAGGED BILL 31389/90
1953 Gateway Studio, Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH – Sonny Osborne   (Sonny Osborne [vcl/gt], Carlos Brock [vcl/gt], Enos Johnson [vcl/mandolin], Smokey Ward [bass], Billy Thomas [fiddle])
027 8314 BABY BLUE EYES  Kentucky 603/Ultra Sonic LP-66 Gateway 31385/86
028 8315 WHEN THE GOLDEN LEAVES BEGIN TO FALL  Kentucky 603/ Ultra Sonic LP-66 Gateway 31385/86
029 8316 I‘M ON MY WAY TO THE OLD HOME Kentucky 604/ Countryville LP-43 Ultra Sonic LP-66 PST 765
030 8317 SUGAR COATED LOVE  Kentucky 604/ Ultra Sonic LP-66 Gateway 31385/86
031 8318 I'LL MEET YOU IN CHURCH SUNDAY MORNING. Kentucky 596/Gateway 31389/90
032 8319 RIVER OF DEATH. Kentucky 596/GATEWAY 31389/90
033 8320 MOLLY AND TENBROOK  Kentucky 605/ Ultra Sonic LP-66 Gateway 31385/86
034 8321 MULE SKINNER BLUES  Kentucky 605/ Countryville LP-43 Ultra Sonic LP-66 Gateway 31387/88
1953 Gateway Studio, Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH – Sonny Osborne  (Sonny Osborne [vcl/gt], Carlos Brock [vcl/gt], Enos Johnson [vcl/mandolin], Smokey Ward [bass], Billy Thomas [fiddle])
035 8366 GUN POWDER  Gateway 3008 Vernon VS-514 Countryville LP-46 Ultra Sonic LP-19/31385/86
036 CRIPPLE CREEK  Gateway 3009/31387/88
037 BLUE WAVES  Vernon VS-514 Ultra Sonic LP-19 Countryville LP-43 Gateway 3009/31385/86
038 SUNNY MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN  Gateway 3009/31387/88
039 BIG LEE  Gateway 3009
040 8372 LIFE WON'T BE THE SAME  Gateway 3008/31387/88
February 1956 Gateway Studio, Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH - Sonny Osborne on the Five String Banjo and His Sunny Mountain Boys (Sonny Osborne [banjo], Red Allen [rh gt-1/ld gt-2], Bobby Osborne [mandolin/fiddle-3], Les Bodine [bass], Art Stamper [fiddle], Les Bodine [bass])
041 8934 HAND ME DOWN MY WALKING CANE -1 Gateway 3010/Gateway LP-19 Deresco LP-19 Hollywood HLWD-19 Countryville LP-46  Gateway 31385/86
042 8934 JESSE JAMES -1-3 Gateway 3010-A/LP-19 LP-19 Hollywood HLWD-19 Ultrasonic LP-19 Vernon VS-514 Countryville LP-46 Gateway 31385/86
043 8935 SWANEE RIVER -1-3 Gateway 3010-B/ LP-19 LP-19 Hollywood HLWD-19 Ultrasonic LP-19 Countryville LP-43 Gateway 31385/86
044 8935 SILVER RAINBOW -1 Gateway 3010-B/ LP-19 LP-19 Hollywood HLWD-19 Ultrasonic LP-19 Vernon VS-514 Countryville LP-46 Gateway 31385/86
045 8936 WILDWOOD FLOWER -2-3 Gateway 3011/ LP-19 LP-19 Hollywood HLWD-19 Ultrasonic LP-19 Gateway 31387/88
046 8936 AULD LANG SYNE -1 Gateway 3011-A/ LP-19 LP-19 Ultrasonic LP-19 Vernon VS-514 Countryville LP-46 Gateway 31387/88
047 8937 SUNNY MOUNTAIN ROCK AND ROLL -1 Gateway 3011-B
048 8937 BANJO BOY CHIMES -1   3011/ LP-19 LP-19 Hollywood HLWD-19 Ultrasonic LP-19 Vernon VS-514 Countryville LP-46  Gateway 31387/88

ALBUMS

Ultra Sonic LP-19 5 String Hi-Fi: Sunny Mountain Chimes; Blue Waves;  Gun Powder;  Walking Cane;  Jesse James; Swanee River; Silver Rainbow; Wildwood Flower; Auld Lange Syne; Banjo Boy Chimes;  Raw Hide;  Cumberland Gap; Train Forty-Five; Whitehouse Blues – 56
Mount Vernon V/VS-514 Bluegrass Spectacular: Nashville, USA: Blue Waves; Green Powder; Jesse James; Walking Cane; Cumberland Gap; Train Forty-Five; Silver Rainbow; Banjo Boy Chimes; Auld Lange [I.E. Lang] Syne; Sunny Mountain Chimes – 6-
Palace M 742 Country And Western Sacred Songs With Strings: Let Me Travel Alone; Camping In Canaan's Land; On The Jericho Road; I Like The Old Time Way; I'll Be Listening; Gathering Flowers; Little Old Church In The Valley; May The Good Lord Bless And Help You; Will The Circle Be Unbroken; How Beautiful Heaven Must Be – 64 solo tracks by Jim And Jesse McReynolds And The Sweet Mountain Boys and Stanley Alpine And The Tennessee Folk Trio (MX: 33-2579/80, also as Masterseal MS 94)
Countryville LP-43 Great Songs Of The Bluegrass With 5-Str.Banjo: Down The Road; Old Home Town; I'll Stay Around; Letter From My Darling; White House Blues; Train 45; Swanee River; Blue Waves; Mule Skinner Blues; On My Way  – 64 as Stanley Alpine and Tennessee Bluegrass All-Stars (also on Palace P 95/PST 743, Buckingham M 743)
Countryville LP-46 Pickin' And Pluckin' Five String Banjo:  Sunny Mountain Chimes; Gun Powder;Walking Cane; Jesse James;. Silver Rainbow; Auld Lang Syne; Banjo Boy Chimes; Raw Hide; Cumberland Gap ;Train 45 – 64 as Stanley Alpine and Tennessee Bluegrass All-Stars (Reissued on Palace PST-746, Masterseal MS 92)
Buckingham LP-56 Bluegrass Banjo: Uncle Pen;  Rose Of Old Kentucky; Sugar Coated Love; Molly And Ten Brooks;  Baby Blue Eyes; I Cried Again; Cabin Home On The Hill; We'll Meet Again Sweetheart; Pain In My Heart;  When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall  - 64
Ultra Sonic LP-66 Songs Of The Bluegrass: Baby Blue Eyes;  When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall;  Sugar Coated Love;  Molly And Ten Brook;  Uncle Pen;  Rose Of Old Kentucky;  I Cried Again;  Cabin Home On The Hill;  We'll Meet Again Sweetheart;  Pain In My Heart;  I'm On My Way To The Old Home;  Mule Skinner Blues - 64 (also on Palace PST-743)             
Palace P ST 756 Blue Grass Banjo: On My Way;  Mule Skinner Blues;  Blue Waves;  Suwanee River;  Train Forty-Five; White House Blues;  Letter From My Darling;  I'll Stay Around;  The Old Home Town;  Down The Road – 64 Stanley Alpine and The Sweet Mountain Boys (also as Birmingham LP 756, credited to Stanley Alpine and Tennessee Bluegrass All Stars)          
Gateway 31385/6 Early Recordings Of Sonny Osborne, Vol. 1: Sunny Mountain Chimes; Baby Blue Eyes; Blue Waves; When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall;  Gun Powder; Sugar Coated Love; Hand Me Down My Walking Cane; Molly And Ten Brooks;  Jesse James;  Uncle Pen; Swanee River;  Rose Of Old Kentucky; Silver Rainbow – 79 (sampler, reissued on Crosscut CR-1042 in 2001)
Gateway 31387/8 Early Recordings Of Sonny Osborne, Vol. 2: Wildwood Flower; Cabin Home On The Hill; Auld Lang Syne; We'll Meet Again Sweetheart; Banjo Boy Chimes; Pain In My Heart; Raw Hide; Cripple Creekl Cumberland Gap; Mule Skinner Blues; Train Forty-Five; White House Blues; Life Won't Be The Same; Sunny Mountain Breakdown  - 79 (sampler, reissued on Crosscut CR-1043 in 2001)
Gateway 31389/90 Early Recordings Of Sonny Osborne, Vol. 3: A Brother In Korea; I'm Gonna Leave You; Mend This Heart Of Mine; I'll Meet You In Church Sunday Morning; River Of Death; Get In Line Brother; Cotton Eyed Joe; Old Cross Road; I'll Never Forget; That Fatal Day; Blue Eyed Angel; Letter From My Darling; Old Home Town; Ragged Bill - 79 (sampler, reissued on Crosscut CR-1044 in 2001)

EPs
Gateway
3009 Blue Waves;  Cripple Creek / Sunny Mountain Breakdown;  Big Lee  - 55 (MX: 8624/5)
3010 Hand Me Down My Walking Cane; Jesse James / Swanee River; Silver Rainbow – 56 (MX: 8934/5)
3011 Wildwood Flower; Auld Lang Syne / Sunny Mountain Rock And Roll;  Banjo Boy Chimes  – 56 (MX:  8936/7)
3012 Raw Hide; Cumberlan Gap / Train Forty Five; Whitehouse Blues – 56 (MX: 8060/62)
Big 6
106 Molly And Ten Brook;  Uncle Pen;  Rose Of Old Kentucky / Cabin Home On The Hill; We'll Meet Again Sweetheart; Mule Skinner Blues – 60 (MX: M 9465/6)

SINGLES
Kentucky (1952-53, 1956) Sonny Osborne solo
563 A Letter From My Darling / I'll Stay Around - 52
564 Old Home Town / Down The Road - 52
565 Get In Line Brother / Old Cross Road - 52
596 I'll Meet You In Church Sunday Morning / River Of Death - 53
3005 Sunny Mountain Chimes / A Brother In Korea - 05-53 (released on Gateway)
3007 I'm Gonna Leave You / Mend This Heart Of Mine - 53 (released on Gateway)
603 Baby Blue Eyes / When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall - 53
604 I'm On My Way To The Old Home / Sugar Coated Love - 53
605 Molly And Ten Brooks / Mule Skinner Blues - 53
606 We'll Meet Again Sweetheart / Uncle Pen - 53
607 Rose Of Old Kentucky / I Cried Again - 53
608 Cabin Home On The Hill / Pain In My Heart - 53
3008 Gun Powder / Life Won't Be The Same - 02-54 (released on Gateway)

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