Thursday, April 14, 2016

Lawton Williams (by Dick Grant)




LAWTON WILLIAMS
SESSION DISCOGRAPHY

SLIM WILLIAMS                                                                                                                                                                 Detroit, Mi.                                                                                                                   1947
Lawton “Slim” Williams (vcl/gtr); plus Unk Musicians
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer:

                                      FIREWATER                                                                                                                                   Sultan 5000
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Acuff-Rose BMI)
                                      HAVE MERCY ON ME                                                                                                                             5000
                                      (Lawton Williams-Babe Fritsch) (Ernest Tubb Music BMI)

NB(1): SULTAN 5000 released 1947.
NB(2): SULTAN Records owned by Morton Sultan.

HELEN PHELPS Old Pop Watts His Old Plantation Melody Boys (sic)
                                                                                                                                                                                             Houston, Tx.                                                                                                                 1948
Helen Phelps (vcl); poss Lawton Williams (hmny vcl-1/ld gtr); Unk (stl gtr); Unk (fdl); Unk (stg bs);
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer:

400-A                          YOU CAN’T CRUSH A HEART OF STONE                                                                                  Phamous 400 A
                                      (Laura Lee-Slim Williams) (Acuff-Rose BMI)
400-B                          SITTIN’ ALONE AT A TABLE FOR TWO                                                                                                      400 B
                                      (Slim Williams) (Acuff-Rose BMI)
401-A                          HAVE MERCY ON ME                                                                                                                  Phamous 401 A
                                      (Williams-Fritsch) (Ernest Tubb Music BMI)
401-B                          TENNESSEE AVENUE                     -1                                                                    401 B, White Label WLP-2812
                                      (Slim Williams)) (Acuff-Rose BMI)

NB(1): PHAMOUS 400 released 1948.
NB(2): PHAMOUS 401 released 1948.
NB(3): WHITE LABEL WLP-2812 “BOPPIN’ HILLBILLY, Vol.12.” released Holland 1989.

SLIM WILLIAMS With The Sons Of The Prairie-1
MICHIGAN SLIM with the Sons of the Prairie-2                                                                 Houston, Tx.               1949
Lawton “Slim” Williams (vcl); Unk (ld gtr); Unk (stl gtr); Unk (fdl); Unk (accdn); Unk (stg bs).
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer:

116 A                           TENNESSEE AVENUE                     -1-2                                                 Fortune 116 A, Beaver 3008, White Label WLP-2807
                                      (Williams) (Acuff-Rose BMI)                                                              BACM CD D-420
116 B                           PAPER FACE                                                                                            -1-2                              Fortune 116 B,            3008, BACM CD D-420
                                      (Williams) (Acuff-Rose BMI)

NB(1): FORTUNE 116 released August 1949.
NB(2): FORTUNE 116 reviewed Billboard Record Reviews Country And Western Saturday 10th September 1949.
NB(3): FORTUNE Records Advert Billboard Saturday 24th September 1949.
NB(4): BEAVER 3008 released Canada 1949.
NB(5): WHITE LABEL WLP-2807 “BOPPIN’ HILLBILLY, Vol.7.” released Holland 1989.
NB(6): BACM CD D-420 “LAWTON “SLIM” WILLIAMS-SLIM PICKINGS” released United Kingdom 2013.

SLIM WILLIAMS - THE SONS OF THE PRAIRIE
FORTUNE 116
TENNESSEE AVENUE                                                           -72-72-71-73
Jumping Western-swing romper in a fast blues format, with Williams and the ork combining for a lively side.

PAPER FACE                                                                                                                                 -81-81-81-81
Williams shines in a topnotch country ballad performance. Tune is a sober with the touch of poetry and originality that’s needed.                                                                                             

SLIM WILLIAMS and his Tennessee Avenue Boys                                                             Houston, Tx.               1949
Lawton “Slim” Williams (vcl); Unk (ld gtr); Unk (stl gtr); Unk (fdl); Unk (accdn); Unk (stg bs).
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer:

132 A                           THROWING KISSES                                                                                Fortune 132 A, BACM CD D-420
                                      (Slim Williams)
132 B                           RECKON AS HOW I LOVE YOU                                                                          132 B,                D-420 
                                      ()

NB(1): FORTUNE Records Advert Billboard Saturday 31st December 1949.
NB(2): Billboard Advance Folk (Countrty & Western) Record Releases Saturday 31st December 1949-FORTUNE 132.
NB(3): FORTUNE 132 released Tuesday 3rd January 1950.
NB(4): FORTUNE 132 reviewed Billboard Record Reviews Country And Western Saturday 14th January 1950.
SLIM WILLIAMS and his Tennessee Avenue Boys
FORTUNE 132
THROWING KISSES                                                             -75-75-74-76
Williams chants with a robust, manly, country quality; up-tempo novelty has a compelling nursery-rhyme sort of appeal.

RECKON AS HOW I LOVE YOU                                         -65-65-64-66
Warbler does an ordinary doggerel novelty with animation and conviction.

SLIM WILLIAMS With The Sons Of The Prairie
                                                                                                                                                                                             Houston, Tx.                                                                                                                 1950
Lawton “Slim” Williams (vcl); Unk (ld gtr); Unk (stl gtr); Unk (fdl); Unk (accdn); Unk (stg bs).
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer:

140 A                           KENTUCKY HIGHWAY                                                                                                                 Fortune 140 A, BACM CD D-420
                                      (Slim Williams) (Acuff-Rose BMI)
140 B                           ALONE AT A TABLE FOR TWO                                                                            140 B,                D-420
                                      (Slim Williams) (Acuff-Rose BMI)

NB(1): FORTUNE 140 released Tuesday 28th March 1950.
NB(2): Billboard Advance Folk (Country & Western) Record Releases Saturday 1st April 1950-FORTUNE 140.

SLIM WILLIAMS                                                                  Radio Station WBAP                                                          Ft. Worth, Tx.                                                                                                ca. June 1950
Lawton “Slim” Williams (vcl/gtr); plus Unk Musicians
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer:

3706                            JUST A MINUTE AGO                                                                            4 Star 1509, BACM CD D-420
                                      (Williams) (Acuff-Rose BMI)
3707                            DYING BEFORE MY TIME                                                                                                            4 Star 1534,                D-420
                                      (Williams) (BMI)
3708                            NO WONDER                                                                                                                               4 Star 1509,                D-420
                                      (Williams) (Acuff-Rose BMI)
3709                            WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO SAY                                                          4 Star 1534,                D-420
                                      (Williams) (Acuff-Rose BMI)

NB(1): Billboard Advance Folk (Country & Western) Record Releases Saturday 16th September 1950-4 STAR 1509.
NB(2): 4 STAR 1509 released Tuesday 19th September 1950.
NB(3): BILLBOARD FOLK TALENT AND TUNES-Saturday 16th September 1950- SLIM WILLIAMS (4 STAR) is now at KCNC, Fort Worth where he does a live show and will start a daily d.j. show from the One Stop Record Shop.
NB(4): 4 STAR 1534 released Tuesday 14thh November 1950.
NB(5): BILLBOARD FOLK TALENT AND TUNES-Saturday 18th November 1950-SLEEPY BOB EVERSON-KLEE, Houston, reports that SLIM WILLIAMS has settled in Houston.

SLIM WILLIAMS                                                                  Radio Station KCNC                                                           Ft. Worth, Tx.                                                                                                                1950
Lawton “Slim” Williams (vcl/gtr);
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer:

                                      THERE’S ONLY ONE HEAVEN                                                               (Uniss) (Demo/Acetate), BACM CD D-420
                                      ()

SLIM WILLIAMS                            Clifford Herring Studio, 1705 W. 7th Street               Ft. Worth, Tx.              Wednesday 16th May 1951
Lawton “Slim” Williams (vcl/gtr); with Unk Musicians
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer:

81054                         HALF WAY TO HEAVEN                                                                                                               Coral 64111, Coral 9-64111, BACM CD D-420
                                      (J.C. Williams)
81055                         EVERLASTING LOVE                                                                               Coral 64099, Coral 9-64099,                 D-420
                                      (J.C. Williams)
81056                         THAT’S ALL YOU GOTTA DO                                                                Coral 64111, Cotal 9-64111,                 D-420
                                      (J.C. Williams)
81057                         LOVIN’ OVERTIME                                                                                 Coral 64099, Coral 9-64099,                 D-420
                                      (J.C. Williams)

NB(1): CORAL 64099/CORAL 9-64099 released Sunday 15th July 1951.
NB(2): CORAL 64111/CORAL 9-64111 released Saturday 20th October 1951.

SLIM WILLIAMS                            Clifford Herring Studio, 1705 W. 7th Street                                                     Ft. Worth, Tx.                                                               Thursday 29th November 1951
Lawton “Slim” Williams (vcl/gtr); plus Unk Musicians
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer:

81924                         AWAY                                                                                                                                             Coral 64121, Coral 9-64121, BACM CD D-420
                                      (J.C. Williams) (Cambridge Music Corp. BMI)
81925                         DUSTING OFF YOUR LOVE LETTERS                                                                                         Coral 64137, Coral 9-64137, BACM CD D-420
                                      (J.C. Williams) (Cambridge Music Corp. BMI)
81926                         OUT RUNNING AROUND                                                                                                          Coral 64121, Coral 9-64121,                D-420
                                      (J.C. Williams) (Cambridge Music Corp. BMI)
81927                         YOKE ON OXEN                                                                                                                            Coral 64137, Coral 9-64137,                D-420
                                      (J.C. Williams) (Cambridge Music Corp. BMI)

NB(1): CORAL 64121/CORAL 9-64121 released Wednesday 5th March 1952.
NB(2): CORAL 64137/CORAL 9-64137 released Wednesday 20th August 1952.

ED LAWTON-1                              Clifford Herring Studio, 1705 W. 7th Street                                                     Ft. Worth, Tx.                                                                                                          October 1952                           
SLIM WILLIAMS-2
Lawton “Ed Lawton”/ “Slim” Williams (vcl/rhy gtr); Unk (stl gtr); Unk (fdl); Unk (stg bs).
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer: Clifford Herring  

IF-402                          ONCE BEFORE                                                                                        -2                                  Imperial 8194, Imperial 45-8194, BACM CD D-420
                                      (J.C. Williams) (Commodore Music Corp. BMI)
IF-403                          THEN YOU’LL LNOW                    -1                                                     Imperial 8171, Imperial 45-8171,                 D-420
                                      (J.C. Williams) (Commodore Music Corp. BMI)
IF-404                          EMERGENCY CALL                        -1                                                     Imperial (Uniss), BACM CD D-420
                                      ()
IF-405                          HAVE MERCY ON ME                                                                            -1-2                              Imperial 8171, Imperial 45-8171, Imperial 8194, Imperial 45-8194
                                      (Lawton Williams-Babe Fritsch) (Ernest Tubb Music Company BMI)                            BACM CD D-420
                                      (L. Williams-B. Fritsch) (Ernest Tubb Music Co. BMI)

NB(1): IMPERIAL Records Advert Billboard Saturday 15th November 1952-IMPERIAL 8171/IMPERIAL 45-8171.
NB(2): IMPERIAL 8171/IMPERIAL 45-8171 released Tuesday 18th November 1952.                                
NB(3): IMPERIAL 8194/IMPERIAL 45-8194 released Tuesday 5th May 1953.
NB(4): IMPERIAL 8194/IMPERIAL 45-8194 reviewed Billboard Country & Western Record Reviews Saturday 13th June 1953.

LAWTON WILLIAMS  RCA Victor Studio, Methodist Television, Radio and Film Commission
                                                                                               1525 McGavock Street                                                    Nashville, Tn.                                                                     Monday 14th October 1957
(vcl): Thomas Grady Martin (ld gtr); Velma E. Williams Smith (rhy gtr); Buddy Gene Emmons (stl gtr); Thomas Lee “Tommy” Jackson Jr. (fdl); Floyd Cramer (pno); Roy Madison “Junior” Husky Jr.(stg bs);                         Producer: Chester Burton “Chet” Atkins

H2-WB-5676             DON’T BURN THE BRIDGE BEHIND YOU                                                                                RCA Victor 47-7105, Bear Family BFX-15178
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Glendell Music BMI)
H2-WB-5677             FOREIGN LOVE                                                                                                                                              47-7105,                    BFX-15178, Bear Family BCD-16336
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Fairway Music Co., BMI)
H2-WB-5678             BLUE GRASS SKIRT                                                                                 RCA Victor (Uniss),                       BFX-15178
                                      (Lawton Williams)
H2-WB-5679             TRAIN OF THOUGHTS                                                                                                                 RCA Victor (Uniss),                       BFX-15178
                                      (Lawton Williams)

NB(1): RCA VICTOR 47-7105 released Tuesday 3rd December 1957.
NB(2): RCA VICTOR 47-7105 reviewed Billboard Reviews of New C&W Records Monday 9th December 1957.
NB(2): BEAR FAMILY BFX-15178 “LIGHTNING JONES” released Germany 1985.

LAWTON WILLIAMS
RCA VICTOR 7105
DON’T BURN THE BRIDGE BEHIND YOU                       74
Don’t burn the bridge because you may want to return, he chants. This constitutes a strong message for the c.&w. market. Williams does it in the traditional style.

FOREIGN LOVE                                                                                                                            74
Interesting weeper, He’s coming home, but can’t get a foreign chick out of his mind. Traditional country style.                                                                                                                                  

LAWTON WILLIAMS  Bradley Film & Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South       Nashville, Tn.              Monday 10th February 1958
(vcl); Chet Atkins (ld gtr); Jimmy Selph (rhy gtr); Floyd Cramer (pno); Jerry Byrd (stg bs); Murrey Mizell “Buddy” Harman Jr. (dms).
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer: Chet Atkins

J2-WB-0387              RHINELANDER WALTZ                                                                                                                RCA Victor (Uniss), Bear Family BFX-15178, Bear Family BCD-16336
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills Music, BMI)
J2-WB-0388              CASINO ON THE HILL                                                                                                                  RCA Victor 47-7188,                 BFX-15178  
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills Music, BMI)
J2-WB-0389              IF YOU’RE WAITIN’ ON ME                                                                   RCA Victor 47-7188,                 BFX-15178
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Fairway Music, BMI)
J2-WB-0390              I’LL STILL LOVE YOU                                                                              RCA Victor (Uniss),                    BFX-15178
                                      (Lawton Williams)

NB(1): RCA VICTOR 47-7188 released Tuesday 4th March 1958.
NB(2): BILLBOARD Monday 3rd March 1958-FOLK TALENT & TUNES-Lawton Williams’ new on RCA Victor, “Casino On The Hill” b/w “If You’re Waitin’ For Me” is due for release 4th. 
NB(3): BEAR FAMILY BCD-16336 “FOREIGN LOVE AFFAIR” released Germany 2004.

LAWTON WILLIAMS  Bradley Film & Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South       Nashville, Tn.              Thursday 10th July 1958                                                                                                   
(vcl); plus Unk Musicians
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer: Owen Bradley

105315/                     IRON CURTAIN                                                                                                                             Decca 9-30839
NA-10316                  (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills Music Inc. BMI)
105316/                     TEXAS Vs. ALASKA                                                                                 Decca 9-30709, Charly CR-30251
NA-10317                  (Lawton Williams) (Champion Music Corp. BMI)
105317/                     DON’T LET ANYBODY TELL YOU                                                                     9-30709
NA-10318                  (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills Music BMI)
105318/                     HOUSE FULL OF LOVE                                                                                                                Decca 9-30839
NA-10319                  (Lawton Williams)

NB(1): DECCA 9-30709 released Tuesday 12th August 1958.
NB(2): DECCA 9-30839 released Tuesday 17th February 1959.
NB(3): CHARLY CR-30251 “HILLBILLY BOP” released United Kingdom 1986.         

LAWTON WILLIAMS                     Country Music Time Show #126                                                                         Nashville, Tn.                                                                                                                1959
(vcl); plus Unk Musicians
                                                                                                                                                                                             M.C.:

                                      GEISHA GIRL                                                                                                                                 And More Bears AMB-85017
                                      (Lawton Williams)
                                      CASINO ON THE HILL                                                                                                                                            AMB-85017
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills Music BMI) 
                                      DON’T BURN THE BRIDGE BEHIND YOU                                                                                                          AMB-85017
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Glendell Music BMI)

NB: AND MORE BEARS AMB-85017 “COUNTRY MUSIC TIME” released Germany 2011.

LAWTON WILLIAMS  Clifford Herring Studio, 1705 W. 7th Street                                                                        Ft. Worth, Tx.                                                                                                 ca. May 1959
(vcl); Unk (ld gtr); Unk (rhy gtr); Unk (pno-1); Unk (stg bs); Unk (dms).
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer:

K2-WB-2803/           MOON JOE                                                                                                                                   RCA Victor 47-7580, RCA 10806, Bear Family BFX-15178
K2WW-0633             (Lawton Williams)
K2-WB-2804/           LIGHTNING JONES                                                                                                 47-7580,         10806,                   BFX-15178
K2WW-0634             (Lawton Williams)

NB(1): RCA VICTOR 47-7580 released Tuesday 11th August 1959.
NB(2): RCA 10806 released Australia 1960.
NB(3): The above was a Demo Session.

LAWTON WILLIAMS  Clifford Herring Studio, 1705 W. 7th Street                                                                        Ft. Worth, Tx.                                                                                         4th January 1960
(vcl); Unk (hmny vcl-1); Unk (ld gtr); Unk (rhy gtr); Unk (stl gtr); Unk (pno); Unk (dms); Unk (chrs-2).
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer:

1288                            I DON’T CARE WHO KNOWS                                                               D 1120, Bear Family BCD-15834, BACM CD D-420
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Glad Music BMI)
1289                            SATAN’S BELL                                                                                                                                  1120,                     BCD-15834,                D-420
                                      (L. Williams-B. Futsch) (Western Hills Music BMI)

NB(1): D 1120 released Tuesday 2nd February 1960.
NB(2): BEAR FAMILY BCD-15834 “THE COMPLETE D SINGLES….. collection, Vol.3.” released Germany 2000.

LAWTON WILLIAMS  Clifford Herring Studio, 1705 W. 7th Street                                                                        Ft. Worth, Tx.                                                                                                 ca. May 1960
(vcl); plus Unk Musicians
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer: Major Bill Smith

LB-5205                      MAMA DOLL                                                                                                                                Le Bill 304, Allstar 7212-45, Classics CD-734, BACM CD D-420
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills BMI)
LB-5206                      FAREWELL PARTY                                                                                             304,           7212-45, BACM CD D-420
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills BMI)

NB(1): LE BILL 304 reviewed Billboard Country & Western Record Reviews Monday 4th July 1960.
NB(2): LE BILL 304 released Tuesday 5th July 1960.
NB(3): LE BILL 304 pressed by Sheldon, Chicago, Ill.
NB(4): ALLSTAR 7212-45 released September 1960. 
NB(5): CLASSICS CD-734 “CRUSIN’ COUNTRY, Vol.2.” released Sweden 2011.

LAWTON WILLIAMS  Bradley Film & Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South       Nashville, Tn.              January 1961
(vcl); Jerry Kennedy (gtr); Unk (vcl grp); plus Unk Musicians
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer: Shelby Singleton

YW-20308                  JOHN AND MARY DOE                                                                                                               Mercury 71780
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills-BMI)
YW-20309                  THE BIG FIRE                                                                                                                                               71780 
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills-BMI)

NB(1): MERCURY 71780 reviewed Billboard Review and Ratings of New Records-Moderate Sales Potential Country & Western Monday 13th February 1961.
NB(2): MERCURY 71780 released Tuesday 14th February 1961.

LAWTON WILLIAMS
MERCURY 71780
THE BIG FIRE                                                                                                                                ***
World destruction through the H-bomb is the fearful subject matter of this Williams’ side. A vocal group and fine country ork supply the background.

JOHN AND MARY DOE                                                                                                              ***
The guilt of two lovers who are not free is the story of this interesting country wax.

LAWTON WILLIAMS  Bradley Film & Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South       Nashville, Tn.              ca. July 1961
(vcl); Jerry Kernnedy (gtr); plus Unk Musicians
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer: Shelby Singleton

YW-21063/                TIE A RIBBON IN THE APPLE TREE                                                                                             Mercury (Uniss)
PS-814                        (Lawton Williams)
YW-21064/                PLOUGHED GROUND                                                                                                                Mercury 71867
PS-815                        (Lawton Williams) (MRC & Western Hills Music, BMI)
YW-21065/                ANYWHERE THERE’S PEOPLE                                                                            71867
PS-816                        (Steve Karliski) (MRC & Western Hills Music, BMI)
YW-21066/                DROP ME GENTLY                                                                                 Mercury (Uniss)
PS-817                        (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills Music, BMI)

NB(1): MERCURY 71867 released Tuesday 22nd August 1961.
NB(2): MERCURY 71867 reviewed Billboard Review of New Singles-Strong Sales Potential Monday 4th September 1961.
NB(3): MERCURY 71867 released Canada August 1961.
NB(4): “ANYWHERE THERE’S PEOPLE” entered Billboard Country & Western Chart Saturday 23rd October 1961, #13, 25 weeks.

LAWTON WILLIAMS
MERCURY 71867
ANYWHERE THERE’S PEOPLE                                           ****
A novelty lyric gets a reading that’s packed with verve. Hand-clapping gives revival quality.

PLOUGHED GROUND                                                                                                               ****
This one is reminiscent of the flavour of “Blackland Fermer,”. Arrangement is really smart, with horse’s neigh, etc.

LAWTON WILLIAMS                                                                                                                   Dallas, Tx.                    Late 1961
(vcl-2); Bill Enis (recit-1); plus Unk Musicians
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer:

6035/                          SHAME ON ME                                                                                      -1                                  Longhorn LH 520, King 45-5626
45-K-11100               (Lawton Williams-Bill Enis) (Western Hills & Saran Music BMI)
                                      (Williams-Enis) (Western Hills, Saran Music and Lois BMI)      
6036/                          LUCKY HEART                                                                                         -2                                                  LH 520,         45-5626
45-K-11101               (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills & Saran Music BMI)
                                      (Williams) (Western Hills, Saran Music and Lois BMI)               

NB(1): LONGHORN LH 520 released 1962.
NB(2): LONGHORN LH 520 pressed by SJW WAKEFIELD, Phoenix, Az.
NB(3): KING 45-5626 released Tuesday 24th April 1962.                                            

NOTE: RAY O’DANIEL - LONGHORN LH 519 reviewed Billboard C&W Saturday 3rd March 1962.
NOTE: DEWEY GROOM - LONGHORN LH 521 reviewed Billboard C&W Saturday 24th February 1962.




LAWTON WILLIAMS                     RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street                     Nashville, Tn.              Tuesday 7th August 1962                                                                                                 
(vcl); Jerry Kennedy (gtr); Velma E. Williams Smith (gtr); Floyd Cramer (pno); Henry Strzelecki (bs); Louis Dunn (dms); The Jordanaires-Gordon Stoker/Neal Matthews/Ray Walker/Hoyt Hawkins (chrs).                        Producer: Chet Atkins

N2-WW-0840/         CARPETBAGGERS                                                                                                                        Groove 58-011, RCA 101386, Bear Family BFX-15178
N2PW-0633              (Lawton Williams-Bill Enis) (Western Hills Music, BMI)
N2-WW-0841/         DON’T DESTROY ME                                                                             RCA Victor 47-8142, RCA 101464
02PW-0044               (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills, BMI)
N2-WW-0842/         MAMA PINCH A PENNY                                                                                                             Groove 58-011, RCA 101386, Bear Family BFX-15178
N2PW-0634              (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills, BMI)

NB(1): GROOVE 58-011 released October 1962.
NB(2): RCA 101386 released Australia 1962.
NB(3): RCA 101464 released Australia 1963.

LAWTON WILLIAMS                     RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street                     Nashville, Tn.              November 1962
(vcl); plus Unk Musicians
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer: Chet Atkins

N2-WW-5125           IN LOVE WITH YOU                                                                               RCA Victor 47-8203
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills Music Inc., BMI)
N2-WW-5126           MOUNTAIN OF A MAN                                                                                                                               47-8203
                                      (Ray Baham) (Pamper Music Inc., BMI)
N2-WW-5127           IT LOOKS LIKE YOU IN LOVE                                                                RCA Victor 47-8300
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills Music Inc., BMI)
N2-WW-5128/         ROCK OF GIBRALTER                                                                            RCA Victor 47-8142, RCA 101464
O2PW-0043              (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills Music Inc., BMI)

NB(1): RCA VICTOR 47-8142 released Tuesday 29th January 1962.
NB(2): RCA VICTIR 47-8142 reviewed Billboard Singles Reviews Pop Saturday 9th February 1963.
NB(3): RCA VICTOR 47-8203 released Tuesday 28th May 1963.
NB(4): RCA VICTOR 47-8203 reviewed Billboard Singles Reviews Country Saturday 22nd June 1963.
NB(5): RCA VICTOR 47-8300 released Tuesday 28th January 1964.

LAWTON WILLIAMS
RCA VICTOR 47-8142
ROCK OF GIBRALTER                                                                                                                  ****

DON’T DESTROY ME                                                          ***

NOTE: BILLBOARD Saturday 15th June 1963-Lawton Williams of Ft. Worth resigned as Asst. Manager at KCUL-Ft. Worth to be Vice-President of KPCN-Grand Prairie c.&w. outlet with studios in Dallas and Ft. Worth. Williams will have his own daily show from the Ft. Worth studios. And he will MC the new show featuring Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys, heard a ½ hour daily Monday-Friday.

LAWTON WILLIAMS
RCA VICTOR 47-8203
IN LOVE WITH YOU                                                            ****                                                

MOUNTAIN OF A MAN                                                                                                              ****

LAWTON WILLIAMS                     RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street                     Nashville, Tn.              Wednesday 16th October 1963
(vcl); Jerry Kennedy (gtr); Ray Edenton (gtr); Charlie McCoy (hca); Floyd Cramer (pno); Henry Strzelecki (bs); Louis Dunn (dms) or Buddy Harman (dms); The Jordanaires-Gordon Stoker/Neal Matthews/Ray Walker/Hoyt Hawkins (chrs).                                              Producer: Chet Atkins

PWKM-0510/           STAY ON THE BALL                                                                                RCA Victor 47-8359, RCA 47-8359, RCA Victor 47-8359 
PWKM-0494             (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills Music, Inc. BMI)                                                            Bear Family BFX-15178
PWKM-0511/           I’M NOT ALL HERE                                                                                 RCA Victor 47-8359, RCA 47-8359, RCA Victor 47-8359
PWKM-0493             (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills Music, Inc. BMI)                                                            RCA 74-0109
PWKS-0511
PWKM-0512             SQUAWLEIN                                                                                                                                 RCA Victor 47-8300, Bear Family BFX-15178
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills Music, Inc., BMI)

NB(1): RCA VICTOR 47-8300 reviewed Billboard Singles Reviews Country Saturday 1st February 1964.
NB(2): RCA VICTOR 47-8359 released Tuesday 28th April 1964.
NB(3): RCA VICTOR 47-8359 reviewed Billboard Programming Specials Country Music Saturday 2nd May 1964.
NB(4): RCA VICTOR 47-8359 released Germany Tuesday 28th April 1964 with Picture Sleeve.  
NB(5): RCA 47-8359 released Australia Tuesday 28th April 1964.
NB(6): RCA 47-8359 (Australia) shows Matrix # PWKM-0493/PWKM-0494.
NB(7): RCA 74-0109 released February 1969.


LAWTON WILLIAMS
RCA VICTOR 47-8300
SQUAWLEIN                                                                                                                                 ****

IT LOOKS LIKE YOU LOVE ME                                           ***

LAWTON WILLIAMS
RCA VICTOR 47-8359
STAY ON THE BALL

I’M NOT ALL HERE

LAWTON WILLIAMS                     RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street                     Nashville, Tn.              22nd June 1964
(vcl); Harold Bradley (gtr); Ray Edenton (gtr); Pete Drake (stl gtr); Hargus Robbins (pno); Bob Moore (stg bs);  Buddy Harman (dms); Anita Kerr Singers-Anita Kerr/Dorothy Dillard/Louis B. Nunley/William G. Wright Jr. (chrs).                         Producer: Bob Ferguson
LAWTON WILLIAMS                     RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street                     Nashville, Tn.              Thursday 9th January 1969
(vcl); plus Unk Musicians
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer: Chet Atkins
                                     
RWKM-1281/           EVERYTHING’S O.K. ON THE LBJ                                                         RCA Victor 47-8407, RCA 74-0109, Bear Family BFX-15178
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills Music Inc., BMI) 
XWKS-1208               EVERYTHING’S O.K. ON THE LBJ Part 2.                                                                                  RCA 74-0109, Bear Family BFX-15178
RWKM-1282             DON’T LOOK DOWN                                                                            RCA Victor 47-8407
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills Music Inc., BMI)
RWKM-1283             BIM JIM                                                                                                                                         RCA Victor (Uniss)
                                      ()

NB(1): RCA VICTOR 47-8407 released Tuesday 4th August 1964.
NB(2): RCA VICTOR 47-8407 reviewed Billboard Programming Specials Country & Western Saturday 15th August 1964.
NB(2): “EVERYTHING’S O.K. ON THE LBJ” entered Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart Saturday 19th September 1964, #40, 4 weeks.
NB(3): The session on Thursday 9th January 1969 was a OVERDUB session.

LAWTON WILLIAMS
RCA VICTOR 47-8407
EVERYTHING’S O.K. ON THE LBJ

DON’T LOOK DOWN

LAWTON WILLIAMS                     RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street                     Nashville, Tn.              Late December 1964
(vcl); plus Unk Musicians
Anita Kerr Singers-Anita Kerr/Dorothy Dillard/Louis B. Nunley/William G. Wright Jr. (chrs).
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer: Bob Ferguson

RWKM-1651             WAR ON POVERTY                                                                                RCA Victor 47-8514
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills Music Inc., BMI)
RWKM-1652             BIM JIM                                                                                                                                         RCA Victor (Uniss)
                                      ()
RWKM-1653             THE POWER OF LOVE                                                                                                                 RCA Victor 47-8514
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills Music Inc., BMI)

NB(1): RCA VICTOR 47-8514 released Tuesday 16th February 1965.
NB(2): RCA VICTOR 47-8514 reviewed Billboard Singles Reviews Country Saturday 20th February 1965.

LAWTON WILLIAMS
RCA VICTOR 47-8514
WAR ON POVERTY                                                             ****

THE POWER OF LOVE                                                                                                                 ***                                                                                                                                                                                 

LAWTON WILLIAMS                Singleton Sound Studio, 3106 Belmont Blvd                  Nashville, Tn.              ca. February 1970
(vcl); plus Unk Musicians
                                                                                                                                                                                              Producers: Lawton Williams & Shelby Singleton

711-964                     THE BALLAD OF MORGAN                                                                                                        Plantation PL-64
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Fraulein Music Inc. BMI)
711-965                     THE PREACHER AND THE MOVIE                                                                                             Plantation #PL-56
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Manchester Music, Inc. ASCAP)
711-966                     AIN’T THAT BAD ABOUT MRS. JONES                                                                                      Plantation #PL-56, Plantation PL-64
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Manchester Music, Inc. ASCAP)  

NB(1): PLANTATION #PL-56 released May 1970.
NB(2): PLANTATION PL-64 released November 1970.
NB(3): PLANTATION PL-64 (Promo Copy) released on green vinyl.

LAWTON WILLIAMS                                                                                                                   Nashville, Tn.              January 1971
(vcl); Unk (ld gtr); Unk (rhy gtr); Unk (stl gtr); Unk (tamb-1-); Unk (pno-2); Unk (stg bs); Unk (dms); Unk (chrs).
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer: Brad McCuen
                                                                                                                                                                                             Engineer: Bill Vandevort

MILS-1185/               COLD COLD HANDS                                                                             Mega M31-1004, Mega 615-0035, RCA Camden CAS-7199
MIJ-M1157                (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills Music Inc. BMI)
MILS-1185/               ASPHALT COWBOY                                                                                        M31-1004,           615-0035,                      CAS-7199
MIJ-M1152                (Lawton Williams-Clark Bentley) (Fraulein Music Inc. BMI)
MILS-1185                 THE BALLAD OF JIM BLYNN        -1                                                              M31-1004, RCA Camden CAS-7199
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Lawton Williams Music BMI)
MILS-1185                 HEADIN’ DOWN THE WRONG HIGHWAY                                                                                       M31-1004,                      CAS-7199
                                      (Ted Daffan)
MILS-1185                 TENNESSEE BORDER                                                                                     M31-1004,                      CAS-7199
                                      (Jimmy Work)

LAWTON WILLIAMS                                                                                                                   Nashville, Tn.              January 1971
(vcl); Unk (ld gtr); Unk (rhy gtr); Unk (stl gtr); Unk (tamb-1); Unk (pno-2); Unk (stg bs); Unk (dms); Unk (chrs).
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer: Brad McCuen
                                                                                                                                                                                             Engineer: Bill Vandevort

MILS-1186                 I’D RATHER DRIVE A TRUCK                                                                Mega M31-1004, RCA Camden CAS-7199
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Lawton Williams Music BMI)
MILS-1186                 SYBIL WRITES                                                                                                                                         M31-1004,                      CAS-7199
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Lawton Williams Music BMI)
MILS-1186                 HIGHWAY TO NOWHERE                                                                                                                    M31-1004,                      CAS-7199
                                      (Jim Hess)
MILS-1186                 TRUCK DRIVER’S BLUES                                                                                                                      M31-1004,                      CAS-7199
                                      (Ted Daffan)
MILS-11286               BIG WHEEL CANNONBALL                                                                                                                 M31-1004,                      CAS-7199
                                      (Vaughan Horton)

NB(1): MEGA 615-0035 released August 1971.
NB(2): MEGA M31-1004 “BETWEEN TRUCK STOPS” released 1971.
NB(3): RCA CAMDEN CAS-7199 “BETWEEN TRUCK STOPS” released Australia 1971.

LAWTON WILLIAMS                                                                                                                   Ft. Worth, Tx.              ca. June 1972
(vcl); plus Unk Musicians
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer:

DR 912 A                    THE McNAIRY COUNTY SHERIFF                                                                                               Discus DR 912 A, TIMA Records CD-1035
                                      (Williams) (Country Gold Music, Inc. BMI)
DR 912 B                    DON’T PLAY ANGEL WITH ME                                                                       DR 912 B,                       CD-1035
                                      ()

NB(1): DISCUS DR 912 A/B released August 1972.
NB(2): DISCUS Records Advert Billboard Saturday 19th August 1972-DISCUS DR 912.
NB(2): DISCUS DR 912 A/B is a DELTA Production, P.O. Box 9577, Ft. Worth, Tex.

LAWTON WILLIAMS                                                                                                                   Nashville, Tn.              1970s
(vcl); Unk (ld gtr); Unk (rhy gtr); Unk (pno); Unk (tpt-1); Unk (stg bs); Unk (dms); Unk (chrs).
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer:

C-1118-A/                  THE LAST TRUMPET                      -1                                                     Caddo 1118, Mockingbird 101 AA, TIMA Records CD-1035
101AA                         (Lawton Williams) (Lawton Williams Music BMI)
C-1118-B                    NEON LIGHTS                                                                                                                                          1118, TIMA Records CD-1035
                                      (Lawton Williams-Phyllis Weaver) (Lawton Williams Music BMI)

NB(1): CADDO 1118 released                   

LAWTON WILLIAMS                                                                                                                   poss Ft. Worth, Tx.    Unknown Date
(vcl); plus Unk Musicians
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer:

528-7                          EVERY LITTLE BIT HURTS                                                                                                             X 101, TIMA Records CD-1035
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills Music BMI)
528-7                          GOLD CIGARETTE LIGHTER                                                                     101,          Records CD-1035
                                      (Lawton Williams-Bill Enis) (Western Hills Music BMI)
NB: X 101 released (Plantation 1970)

LAWTON WILLIAMS                                                                                                                   Ft. Worth, Tx.              1978
(vcl); plus Unk Musicians
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer:

101-A                          MOCKINGBIRD MANSION                                                                                                        Mockingbird 101-A, TIMA Records CD-2000
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Lawton Williams Music, BMI)                                                               TIMA Records CD-1035
101-B                          DRIVE ME HOME                                                                                                                         Mockingbird 101-B, TIMA Records CD-
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Lawton Williams Music, BMI)

NB(1): MOCKINGBIRD 101 A/B released 1978.
NB(2): TIMA Records CD “TIMA 200” released 2nd May 2000.
NB(3): TIMA Records CD-               “LIVING LEGENDS” released 2001.

FLOYD TILLMAN                                                                                                                                                               San Marcos, Tx.                                                                                                                     
LAWTON WILLIAMS                                        JT Soundlabs                                                    Martindale, Tx.           2002
Floyd Tillman (vcl); Lawton Williams (vcl); Johnny Paul Gimble (fdl); Dave Kirby (gtr); Justin Trevino (gtr); Levi Mullen (gtr); Floyd Domino (pno); Smiley Reynolds (); Dickey Overby (stl gtr).                                                 Producer: Justin Trevino   

                                      IT JUST TEARS ME UP                                                                                                                  Heart of Texas HOTR-105
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills Music BMI)

NB(1): HEART OF TEXAS HOTR-105 “THE INFLUENCE” released 2003.                       
NB(2): FLOYD TILLMAN recorded all his songs for the above album in San Marcos, and the duets were added at later dates.

LAWTON WILLIAMS                                                                                                                   Dallas, Tx.                    2003
(vcl); plus Unk Musicians
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producer:

                                      ADAM AND EVERETT                                                                            TIMA Records CD-1035
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Lawton Williams Music BMI)
                                      LORD, FORGIVE                                                                                                                                                 CD-1035
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Lawton Williams Music BMI)
                                      MENDING FENCES                                                                                                      CD-1035
                                      (Joe Price-Lawton Williams) (Lawton Williams Music BMI)
                                      SHE SANG HIM GOODBY                                                                                                                                 CD-1035
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Lawton Williams Music BMI)
                                      THE SUN’S IS GONNA SHINE AGAIN                                                                                                              CD-1035
                                      (Lawton Williams) (Western Hills Music BMI)
                                      WORLD                                                                                                                                                               CD-1035
                                      ()

TIMA Records CD-1035 “MENDING FENCES” released 8th October 2005.


DISCOGRAPHY compiled by DICK GRANT, DAVE SAX, AL TURNER, PHIL TRICKER, JOHN BURTON, LARS LUNDGREN, IAN SADDLER, DAVE HOWE & MICHEL RUPPLI with acknowledgents to Richard Weize, Mario Manciotti, Kurt Rokitta, Kent Heineman, Bill Daniels, Carl LaFong, Thieu Van De Vorst, Kevin Coffey, Hans Sandberg & Frantisek Frank.


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1 comment:

  1. I found a trace of a Sultan 5001: New Mexico/rev. unknown

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