Saturday, April 16, 2016

George McCormick



*16-06-1933 Defeated Creek, TN
3rd version
By Michel Ruppli, Richard Weize, Praguefrank , Svein Martin Pedersen
SESSIONS
first recordings with Big jeff Bess and Radio Playboys as George Mack (Dot 1952)
see also Porter Wagoner, Wagonmasters, George and Earl
22 August 1953 [13:35-16:00] Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN - George McCormick (George McCormick [vcl], Chet Atkins [ld gt], Ray Edenton [rh gt], Jerry Byrd [steel], Lightnin’ Chance [bass], Tommy Jackson [fiddle]. Producer: Fred Rose])
001 53-S-6127/53-XY-416 FIFTY-FIFTY HONKY TONKIN‘ MGM K11598/ BFX 15173 BCD-17121
002 53-S-6128/53-XY-417 I GUESS YOU DON‘T CARE K11656/ BFX 15173 BCD-17121
003 53-S-6129/53-XY-418 HI THERE SWEET THING K11656/ BFX 15173 BCD-17121
004 53-S-6130/53-XY-419 DON‘T ADD AN EX TO YOUR NAME K11598/ BFX 15173 BCD-17121
29 December 1953 [14:30-17:30] Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN - George McCormick (George McCormick [vcl], Chet Atkins [ld gt], Ray Edenton [rh gt], Jerry Byrd [steel], Lightnin’ Chance [bass], Tommy Jackson [fiddle]. Producer: Fred Rose])
005 53-S-6153/53-XY-672 THE SUNDOWN TRAIN K11748/ BFX 15173 BCD-17121
006 53-S-6154/53-XY-673 YOU‘RE HIGHTONE WAYS MGM unissued/BFX 15713 BCD-17121
007 53-S-6178/53-XY-674 I‘M JUST PASSING THROUGH MGM unissued/BFX 15173 BCD-17121
008 53-S-6179/53-XY-675 FLUTTER BUG K11748/ BFX 15173 BCD-17121
1 July 1954 [13:30-16:30] Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN - George McCormick (George McCormick [vcl], Sam Pruett [ld gt], Don Helms [steel], Cedric Rainwater [bass], Jerry Rivers [fiddle]. Producer: Fred Rose)
009 54-S-280/54-XY-245 GOLD WEDDING BAND K11877/ BFX 15173 BCD-17121
010 54-S-281/54-XY-246 I DON‘T KNOW NOTHING ABOUT NOTHING MGM unissued/BFX 15173 BCD-17121
011 54-S-282/54-XY-247 DON‘T FIX UP THE DOGHOUSE K11877/ BFX 15173 BCD-17121
012 54-S-283/54-XY-248 I‘LL KEEP UP YOUR NAME ON FILE unissued/ BFX 15173 BCD-17121
23 April 1957 [19:00-22:00] Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN - George McCormick (George McCormick [vcl], prob. Joe Edwards [gt], ? [gt], ? [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], ? [piano]. Producer: Wesley Rose)
013 57-XY-316/57-S-316-4 THE BLUES MOVED IN THIS MORNING K12504/ BCD-17121
014 57-XY-317/57-S-317-5 AIN’T GOT NOTHIN BUT THE BLUES unissued
015 57-XY-318/57-S-318-6 AFTER ALL WE'VE BEEN THROUGH K12504/ BCD-17121
016 57-XY-319/57-S-319 DOUBT K12592/ BCD-17121
Richard Weize (BCD-17121) listed January 12 as recording date which is probably uncorrect
1962 poss. Nashville – Gerge McCormick
017 LOVESICK BLUES SF 18000
018 COLD, COLD HEART SF 18000
019 JAMBALAYA (ON THE BAYOU) SF 18000
020 OLD MAN AND THE RIVER SF 18000
021 HONKYTONK LOVE AFFAIR SF 18000
December 1963 RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins St., Nashville, TN – George McCormick
022 PWA4-0585 LOVESICK BLUES Reader’s Digest RD 9M  CSB Silver Spur Sounds
023 PWA4-0586 JAMBALAYA Reader’s Digest RD 9M DDD 0001 FCC
024 PWA4-0587 I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY Reader’s Digest RD 9M DDD 0001 CSB Silver Spur Sounds
025 PWA4-0588 HEY GOOD LOOKIN' Reader’s Digest RD 9M DDD 0001
026 PWA4-0589 LONESOME WHISTLE Reader’s Digest RD 9M
027 PWA4-0590 HALF AS MUCH Reader’s Digest RD 9M
READER’S DIGEST D 00001/DD3 EASY LISTENING COUNTRY FAVORITES (2000, 5CD SET); READER’S DIGEST ? COUNTRY SINGS THE BLUES [CSB  in references] (2007); READER’S DIGEST ? FOLK AD COUNTRY CLASSICS [FCC  in references] (2007); SILVER SPUR SOUNDS ? DON'T TOUCH ME - SAD COUNTRY FAVORITES (2007)
23 July 1965 [live] Ponchatoula, LA – George McCormick
02701 SWA4-2638 WHERE THE OLD RED RIVER FLOWS LSP 3509
02702 SWA4-2643 CAMPTOWN RACES LSP 3509
ca. June 1968 Music City Recorders, 821 19th Ave. South, Nashville, TN  – George McCormick (Producer: Pete Drake)
028 ST-5301 TOO BUSY TO HOE Stop ST-199
029 ST-5302 ROOM OF THE UNKNOWN SHOULDER Stop ST-199
ca. February 1969 Music City Recorders, 821 19th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – George McCormack (Producer: Pete Drake and Tommy Hill)
030 ST-5611 WHAT I’D GIVE TO HEAR A BABY CRY ST-261
031 ST-5612 BIG WIND ST-261
ca. January 1970 Music City Recorders, 821 19th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – George McCormick (Producer: Pete Drake)
032 ST 7049 WALK ON FOOL Stop ST 363
033 ST 7050 IT MIGHT AS WELL BE ME  Stop ST 363


ALBUMS

Somerset P 18000 Country And Western Hits Made Famous By Hank Williams - Ernest Tubb/ Stereo Fidelity SF-18000 Country And Western Hits Made Famous By America's Greatest Singers: (George Mccormick Sings Hit Songs Made Famous By Hank Williams / Rusty Adams Sings Hit Songs Made Famous By Ernest Tubb): (George McCormick:) Lovesick Blues; Cold, Cold Heart; Jambalaya; Old Man And The River; Honkytonk Love Affair / (Rusty Adams:) Walkin' The Floor Over You; Have You Ever Been Lonely; Corina, Corina; Half A Mind; Birmingham Jail – 62 /(UK issue on PYE  Golden Guinea  GGL 0180, Australian on Astor GG/GGS 590)
Reader’s Digest RD-9M-5 Country and Western Music Jamboree: [album 2/side 2:] Songs Of The Immortal Hank Williams: Lovesick Blues; Jambalaya; I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry; Hey Good Lookin';  (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle; Half As Much – 64* (9 LP various artists set; same tracks also on 4 LP set in 1968 - RDA 66-A/RD4-66 Country Music Popular Hits; Reader's Digest RD27-M Folk Festival Of Country, Western And Inspirational Music) *also listed 1963, see recording data
Bear Family [GER] BFX-15173 Goin' Steady With The Blues: Your High Tone Ways; Fifty Fifty Honky Tonkin'; Hi There Sweet Thing; I'm Just Passing Through; I Guess You Don't Care; Flutterbug; Sundown Train; Don't Add An Ex To Your Name; Got Anything; Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes; Can I; I Don't Know Nothing About Nothing; Don't Fix Up The Dog House; I'll Keep Your Name On File; Gold Wedding Band; Goin' Steady With The Blues - 85 George McCormick/George and Earl
Bear Family [GER] BCD-17121 Better Stop, Look And Listen - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight: Fifty-Fifty Honky Tonkin'; I Guess You Don't Care; Hi There, Sweet Thing; Don't Add An Ex To Your Name; The Sundown Train; You're High Tone Ways; I'm Just Passing Through; Flutter Bug; Gold Wedding Band; I Don't Know Nothing About Nothing; Don't Fix Up The Doghouse; I'll Keep Your Name On File; (If You) Got Anthing Good (You Better Save It); Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes; Going Steady With The Blues; Can I; (All You've Given Me Is) Heartaches; Take A Look At My Darlin'; Cry Baby Cry; Don't, Don't, Don't (take 5); Remember And Regret; Eleven Roses (And The Twelfth Is You); Done Gone; Better Stop, Look And Listen; The Blues Moved In This Morning; After All We've Been Through; Doubt; Don't, Don't, Don't (take 2); Don't, Don't, Don't (take 3) – 28-03-11


SINGLES
MGM (1953-54; 1957)
K 11598 Fifty-Fifty Honky Tonkin' / Don't Add An Ex To Your Name - 10-53 (rev. Oct. 17)
K 11656 I Guess You Don't Care / Hi There Sweet Thing - 12-53
K 11748 Sundown Train / Flutter Bug - 06-54
K 11877 Gold Wedding Band / Don't Fix Up The Dog House - 11-54 (rev. Nov. 27)
K 12504 The Blues Moved In This Morning / After All We've Been Through - 06-57
K 12592 Doubt / I'll Keep Your Name On File - 11-57
Stop (1968-69)
ST-199 The Room Of The Unknown Shoulder / Too Busy To Hoe - 08-68
ST-261 Big Wind / What I'd Give To Hear A Baby Cry – 01-04-69
ST-363 Walk On Fool / It Might As Well Be Me - 02-70

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