Monday, April 4, 2016

Rudy Grayzell



Rudolph Paiz Jimenez, *08-06-1933 Saspamco, TX
3rd version
By Michel Ruppli, Richard Weize, Dik De Heer, Henk Scholts, Praguefrank

SESSIONS

Summer 1953 KWKH Radio Station Studio, 327 Texas, Shreveport, LA - Rudy Grayzell (Rudy Grayzell [vcl], prob. Tommy Bishop [ld gt], Jimmy Day [steel, Don Davis or Kenny Hill [bass], Little Red Hayes [fiddle], Floyd Cramer [piano]. Producer: Fabor Robinson)
001 LOOKING AT THE MOON AND WISHING ON THE STAR Abbott 145/London [UK] HL 8094 TRG 505106 BCD 16837
002 THE HEART THAT ONCE WAS MINE 145/TRG 505106 BCD 16837
ca Fall 1953 KWKH Radio Station Studio, 327 Texas, Shreveport, LA - Rudy Grayzell (Rudy Grayzell [vcl], prob. Tommy Bishop [ld gt], Jim Reeves [rh gt], Jimmy Day [steel, Don Davis or Kenny Hill [bass], Little Red Hayes [fiddle], Floyd Cramer [piano]. Producer: Fabor Robinson)
003 BONITA CHIQUITA 147/TRG 505106 BCD 16837
004 I‘M GONE AGAIN 147/TRG 505106 BCD 16837
005 IT AIN'T MY BABY (AND I AIN’T GONNA ROCK IT) 157/TRG 505106 BCD 16837
006 OCEAN PARADISE 157 /TRG 505106 BCD 16837
Tracks above may have been recorded at two sessions
31 August 1954 [no.3514] poss. Jim Beck Studio, 1914 Forest Ave., Dallas, TX - Rudy Grayzell aka Rudy Gray (Rudy Grayzell [vcl], Charlie Harris [ld gt], Wayne Wood [steel], Junior Pruneda or Bobby Brown [bass], Gerald Carnes or Kermit Baca [drums], Rusty Hornbeak [fiddle], Greg Nanus [piano] + unidentified vocal chorus. Producer: Ken Nelson.)
007 12940 THERE‘S GONNA BE A BALL Capitol F2946/TRG 505106 BCD 16837
008 12950 YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT F3044 /TRG 505106 BCD 16837
009 12963 HEARTS MADE OF STONE F2946/TRG 505106 BCD 16837
010 12964 CA-RAZY! F3044/TRG 505106 BCD 16837
8 February 1955 [no. 3660] Jim Beck Studio, 1914 Forest Ave., Dallas, TX – Rudy Grayzell aka Rudy Gray (Rudy Grayzell [vcl], Charlie Harris [ld gt], Wayne Wood [steel], Junior Pruneda or Bobby Brown [bass], Gerald Carnes or Kermit Baca [drums], Rusty Hornbeak [fiddle], Greg Nanus [piano], Ernie Cortes [sax] + unidentified vocal chorus. Producer: Ken Nelson.)
011 13446 MY SPIRIT IS WILLING F3149/TRG 505106 BCD 16837
012 13447 PLEASE, BIG MAMA F3149/TRG 505106 BCD 16837
013 13448 BE MINE FOREVER Capitol unissued/BCD 16837
014 13449 YES DADDY, YES Capitol unissued/BCD 16837
early January February 1956 Gold Star Recording Studio, 5628 Brock St., Houston, TX - Rudy Grayzell (Rudy Grayzell [vcl], prob. Hal Harris [gt], Herb Remington [steel], ? [bass], Ernie Hunter [fiddle], Earl Caruthers [fiddle], Doc Lewis [piano]. Producer: Pappy Daily.
015 ST-2399 THE MOON IS UP (THE STARS ARE OUT) Starday 45-229/TRG 505106 BCD 16837
016 ST-2400 DAY BY DAY 45-229/TRG 505106 BCD 16837
March 1956 Gold Star Recording Studio, 5628 Brock St., Houston, TX - Rudy Grayzell (Rudy Grayzell [vcl], Dave Sullivan [ld gt],; Roy McMeans [drums]. Producer: Pappy Daily)
017 ST-2434 DUCK TAIL 45-241/TRG 505106 BCD 16837
018 ST-2435 YOU‘RE GONE 45-241/TRG 505106 BCD 16837
ca. October 1956 Gold Star Recording Studio, 5628 Brock St., Houston, TX - Rudy Grayzell (Rudy Grayzell [vcl], Dave Sullivan or Charlie Harris [lde gt], Junior Pruneda or Bobby Brown [bass], Gerald Carnes [drums], Greg Nanus [piano] + The Imperials.. Producer: Pappy Daily.)
019 ST-2487 YOU HURT ME SO 45-270/TRG 505106 BCD 16837
020 ST-2488 JIG-GA-LEE-GA 45-270/TRG 505106 BCD 16837 [alt.] BCD 16837
April 1957 Gold Star Recording Studio, 5628 Brock St., Houston, TX – Rudy Grayzell (Rudy Grayzell [vcl], Charlie Harris [ld gt], Junior Pruneda or Bobby Brown [bass], Gerald Carnes [drums], Greg Nanus [piano] + The Imperials. Producer: Pappy Daily) (starday master nos. assigned in ca. August 1957)
021 YW-14963/ST-2626 I LOVE YOU SO Mercury 71138x45 Starday 45-321/TRG 505106 BCD 16837
022 YW-14964/ST-2627 LET‘S GET WILD 71138x45/TRG 505106 BCD 16837 [edited:] 45-321/TRG 505106 [alt.] TRG 505106
Bear Family note : Mercury assigned a release number to the Let's Get Wild single (71138), but did not release it.The Mercury version is longer ("complete version") than the Starday version.
15/16 October 1957 Sun Studio, 706 Union Ave., Memphis, TN – Rudy Grayzell (Rudy Grayzell [vcl], Roland Janes [gt], Dick Ketner [bass], Otis Jett [drums], Jimmy Smith [piano]. Arranged by Bill Justis)
023 U-294 I THINK OF YOU Sun 290/TRG 505106 BCD 16837
024 U-295 JUDY Sun 290 /TRG 505106 BCD 16837 [alt.] TRG 505106 BCD 16837 [alt.2] BCD 16837
025 I WON‘T BE THE FOOL Sun unissued/ BCD 16837
026 REMEMBER WHEN Sun unissued/TRG 505106 BCD 16837
1958 Oakland, CA - Rudy Grayzell and his Thunderbirds (Rudy Grayzell [vcl/gt], Junior Pruneda [bass], Roy McMeans [drums], Tony Kay [piano], Al Caffigan [sax] + The Sparkles (vocal chorus).
027 none SHOULD I EVER LOVE AGAIN Award unissued / Stomper Time STEP 2/ BCD 16837.
1959 unknown - Rudy Grayzell and His Thunderbirds Accompanied By The Sparkles
028 AW-129 F-B-I STORY Award 129/130/TRG 505106 BCD 16837
029 AW-130 YOU‘LL BE MINE Award 129/130/TRG 505106 BCD 16837
1987 Nashville, TN – Rudy Grayzell
030 DUCK TAIL  Sundial unissued?
June 1991 Coytote Studios, Brooklyn, NY – Rudy „Tutti“ Grayzell And The A-Bones (Rudy Grayzell [vcl], The A-Bones:  Bruce Bennett [gt], Marcus The Caracass [bass], Miriam Linna [drums], Lars Espensen [sax] + Joe Terry [piano])
031 JUDY Norton EP 011
032 WHY WHY WHY Norton EP 011
033 YOUR'E GONE Norton EP 011
034 ONE MILE  Norton EP 011
June 1998 The Studio, Springfield, MO - Rudy „Tutti“ Grayzell (Rudy Grayzell [vcl/gt], .The Skeletons: Donnie Thompson [gt/vcl], Lou Whitney [bass/vcl],  Bobby Lloyd Hicks [drums/ percussion], Joe Terry [keyboards/vcl],
035 YOU'RE GONE Sideburn 1001-2
036 JUDY Sideburn 1001-2
037 WHY WHY WHY Sideburn 1001-2
038 DUCK TAIL Sideburn 1001-2
039 ONE MILE Sideburn 1001-2
040 IF YOU WANT TO SEE ME CRY Sideburn 1001-2
041 HEARTS OF STONE Sideburn 1001-2
042 FBI STORY Sideburn 1001-2
043 THERE'S GONNA BE A BALL Sideburn 1001-2
044 LET'S GET WILD Sideburn 1001-2
045 WILL YOU LOVE ME Sideburn 1001-2
046 DO THE RUDY TUTTI Sideburn 1001-2
047 BIG BLON' BABY Sideburn 1001-2
048 TELL HER I'M GONE Sideburn 1001-2



ALBUMS
Hound [UK] TRG-505106 Ducktail:
Looking At The Moon; The Heart That Once Was Mine; Bonita Chiquita; I’m Gone Again; It Ain’t My Baby (And I Ain’t Gonna Rock It); Ocean Paradise; There’s Gonna Be A Ball; Hearts Of Stone; Ca-Razy; You Better Believe It; Please Big Mama; My Spirit Is Willing; The Moon Is Up (The Stars Are Out);Day By Day; Ducktail; You’re Gone; Jig-Ga-Lee-Ga; You Hurt Me So; Let’s Get Wild; I Love You So; Let’s Get Wild; Judy; I Think Of You; Judy # 2; Let’s Get Wild; Remember When; F-B-I Story; You’ll Be Mine - 96
Sideburn 1001-2 Let's Get Wild: You're Gone; Judy; Why Why Why; Duck Tail; One Mile; If You Want To See Me Cry; Hearts Of Stone; FBI Story; There's Gonna Be A Ball; Let's Get Wild; Will You Love Me; Do The Rudy Tutti; Big Blon' Baby; Tell Her I'm Gone – 11-98
Bear Family [GER] BCD 16837 Let's Get Wild: Let's Get Wild (Mercury version); I Love You So; You're Gone; Duck Tail; Jig-Ga-Lee-Ga; You Hurt Me So; Please Big Mama; Yes Daddy Yes; There's Gonna Be A Ball; You Better Believe It; Ca-razy!;. My Spirit Is Willing; Hearts Made Of Stone; Be Mine Forever; Judy (2);. Remember When; Judy (3);. I Won't Be The Fool;. Judy (master); .I Think Of You; You'll Be Mine; It Ain't My Baby (And I Ain't Gonna Rock It);. The Moon Is Up (The Stars Are Out); Ocean Paradise; Bonita Chiquita;. I'm Gone Again; The Heart That Once Was Mine; Looking At The Moon And Wishing On A Star; Day By Day; Should I Ever Love Again; Jig-Ga-Lee-Ga (alt.); F.B.I. Story – 03-10

EPs
Norton [UK]
EP 011 Texas Kool Kat:  Judy;  Why Why Why / Your'e Gone;  One Mile - 91

SINGLES
Abbott (1953)
145-45 Looking At The Moon And Wishing On A Star /  The Heart That Once Was Mine – 09-53 (rev. Sept. 19)
147-45 Bonita Chiquita / I'm Gone Again – 11-53 (rev. Nov. 14)
157-45 It Ain't My Baby (And I Ain't Gonna Rock It) / Ocean Paradise – 03-54 (rev. March 27)
Capitol (1954-55) as by Rudy Gray
F2946 There's Gonna Be A Ball / Hearts Made Of Stone - 10-54 (rev. Oct. 16)
F3044 You Better Believe It / Ca-Razy - 02-55 (rev. Feb. 26)
F3149 Please, Big Mama / My Spirit Is Willing - 06-55 (rev. June 11)
Starday (1956-57)
45-229 The Moon Is Up (The Stars Are Out) / Day By Day - 03-56 (rev. March 17)
45-241 The Duck Tail / You're Gone - 05-56 (rev. May 5)
45-270 Jig-Ga-Lee-Ga / You Hurt Me So - 10-56 (rev. Nov. 3)
71138X45 Let's Get Wild / I Love You So – 08-57 (rev.Aug. 19; cancelled?)
45-321 Let's Get Wild / I Love You So - 09-57
Sun (1957)
290 Judy / I Think Of You – 09-04-58 (rev. May 26)
Award (1959)
AW-129/130-45 F-B-I Story / You'll Be Mine – 07-59 w. The Thunderbirds (rev. July 20)

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