Thursday, April 7, 2016

Tommy Kizziah (by Dick Grant)



TOMMY KIZZIAH
SESSION DISCOGRAPHY

TOMMY KIZZIAH and his West Coast Ramblers-1
LONG TOM KIZZIAH and his West Coast Ramblers-2
                                                                                                                                                                                              Los Angeles, Ca.                                                                                                          1951
Thomas “Tommy” Kizziah (vcl-3/gtr); Edward “Eddie” Zunk (vcl-4/rhy gtr); Evelyn Martin (vcl-5/stl gtr); Edward “Ed” Whittaker (fdl); Buddy Simmons (vcl-6/fd/stg bsl); prob Jack Kizziah (fdl/stg bs); John “Johnny” Reece (dms).                  Producer:

OP-127                       LOOK UP UNITED NATIONS        -1-3                                                 West Coast OP-114, The Recording Shop/Amber Lane Records No. #
                                      (T.H. Morris-B. Simmons) (4 Star Sales-BMI)
OP-128                       I’M WAITING FOR YOU                                                                         -1-2--4                                           OP-114, 4 Star X-75
                                      (Kizziah) (4 Star Sales-BMI)                                                                The Recording Shop/Amber Lane Records No. #
OP-129                       TOO MUCH LIGHT IN MY EYES   -1-5-6                                             West Coast OP-115,                                                              No. #
                                      (Nall) (4 Star SalesBMI)
OP-130                       LONG TOM BOOGIE                     (Inst)                                                                  OP-115, Collector CLCD-2872
                                      (Kizziah) (4 Star Sales-BMI)                                                                The Recording Shop/Amber Lane Records No. #
                                                                                                                                                                                             Collector CLCD-2872
OP-130 Re                 LONG TOM BOGGIE                     (Inst)                                               4 Star X-30, 4 Star ET-111-A, White Label WLP-2806
                                      (Kizziah) (4 Star Sales-BMI)                                                                Proper Properbox 50,                                                                                                                                     No. #
                                                                                                                                                                                             Collector CLCD-2872

NB(1): WEST COAST OP-114 released 1951.
NB(2): WEST COAST OP-115 released 1951.
NB(3): 4 STAR X-30 released 1951.
NB(4): 4 STAR ET-111 released 1952.
NB(5): 4 STAR X-75 released 1953.
NB(6): WHITE LABEL WLP-2806 “BOPPIN’ HILLBILLY, Vol.6.” released Holland 1989.
NB(7): PROPER PROPERBOX 50 “HILLBILLY BOOGIE” released United Kingdom
NB(8): THE RECORDING SHOP/AMBER LANE RECORDS No. # “TOMMY KIZZIAH & HIS WEST COAST RAMBLERS” released 2004.
NB(9): COLLECTOR CLCD-2872 “FOOT LOOSE AND FANCY FREE” released Holland 2007.

TOMMY KIZZIAH and his West Coast Ramblers                                                                 Los Angeles, Ca.        ca. July 1951
Tommy Kizziah (vcl/gtr); prob Eddie Zunk rhy (gtr); Evelyn Martin (stl gtr); prob Ed Whittaker (fdl); Buddy Simmons (fdl/stg bs); prob Jack Kizziah (fdl/stg bs); Johnny Reece (dms).                                                                                                                                           Producer:

5072                            SHE JUST STOOD AROUND (CAUSE SHE COULDN’T SIT DOWN) 4 Star X-30, The Recording Shop/Amber Lane Records No. #
                                      (Tommy Kizziah-W.S. Stevenson) (4 Star Sales-BMI)       

TOMMY KIZZIAH and His West Coast Ramblers-1
TOMMY KIZZIAH-2                                                                                                                     Los Angeles, Ca.        ca. August 1952
Tommy Kizziah (vcl/gtr); prob Eddie Zunk (rhy gtr); Evelyn Martin (stl gtr); prob Ed Whiitaker (fdl); Buddy Simmons (fdl/stg bs); prob Jack Kizziah (fdl/stg bs);  Johnny Reece (dms).                                                                                                                                            Producer:

6140                            PRETTY LITTLE GIRL                       -1                                                     4 Star X-53, The Recording Shop/Amber Lane Records No. #
                                      (Kizziah-Clemons) (4 Star Sales-BMI)
6141                            RAMBLER’S BOOGIE                     -1-2(Inst)                                                 X-53, 4 Star ET-112-B, White Label WLP-2816
                                      (Kizziah) (4 Star Sales-BMI)                                                                The Recording Shop/Amber Lane Records No. #, Collector CLCD-2872

NB(1): 4 STAR X-53 released 1952.
NB(2): 4 STAR ET-112 released 1952.
NB(3): WHITE LABEL WLP-2816 “BOPPIN’ HILLBILLY, Vol.16.” released Holland 1990.

LONG TOM KIZZIAH and his West Coast Ramblers                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                             Los Angeles, Ca.                                                                                       ca. March 1953
Tommy Kizziah (vcl/gtr); prob Eddie Zunk (rhy gtr); Evelyn Martin (stl gtr); Ed Whittaker (fdl); Buddy Simmons (fdl/stg bs); prob Jack Kizziah (fdl/stg bs); Johnny Reece (dms).                                                                                                                                           Producer:

6282                            SLEEPY LITTLE REDHEAD                                                                                                            4 Star X-75, The Recording Shop/Amber Lane Records No. #
                                      (A. Meola-E. Meola) (4 Star Sales-BMI)
6283                            COTTONTAIL STOMP                    (Inst)                                               4 Star ET-119-A,                                                            No. #
                                      (Amy Kizziah-Tommy Kizziah) (4 Star Sales-BMI)                                                                Collector CLCD-2872                                                                                                          

NB: 4 STAR ET-119 released 1953.

TOMMY KIZZIAH and his West Coast Ramblers
                                                                                                                                                                                                               , Ore.                                                                                                   Early 1954
Tommy Kizziah (vcl-1/rhy gtr); Eddie Zunk (rhy gtr); Glenn Smith (ld gtr); Louis Woods (gtr); Evelyn Martin (stl gtr); Ed Whittaker (fdl); Ray “Skipper” Montee (stl gtr); Buddy Simmons  (vcl-2/stg bs); Jack Kizziah (stg bs); Johnny Reece (dms).                                              Producer:

OP-328                       WHITTAKER RAG                                                                                   (Inst)                            Pearl OP-202, Pearl OP-202X45, White Label WLP-2830
                                      (E. Whittaker) (4 Star Sales-BMI)                                                                                            The Recording Shop/Amber Lane Records No. #
OP-329                       TWO TIMING KIND                       -1                                                     Pearl OP-203, Pearl OP-203X45
                                      (T. Kizziah-D. Way) (4 Star Sales-BMI)                                                                                                                                                     No. #
OP-330                       I’M CRYIN’ MY HEART OUT FOR YOU                                                -1                                  Pearl OP-203, Pearl OP-203X45
                                      () (4 Star Sales-BMI)                                                                             The Recording Shop/Amber Lane Records No. #
OP-331                       WHEN THE ANGELS SMILE DOWN FROM ABOVE                          -2                                  Pearl OP-202, Pearl OP-202X45
                                      (B. Nealy-S. Schwartz) (4 Star Sales-BMI)                                                                                                                                               No. #


NB(1): PEARL OP-202/PEARL OP-202X45 released 1954.
NB(2): PEARL OP-203/PEARL OP-203X45 released 1954.
NB(3): All the above songs were registered with BMI on 11th February 1954.  
NB(4): WHITE LABEL WLP-2830 “BOPPIN’ HILLBILLY, Vol.30.” released Holland 1994.

TOMMY KIZZIAH and his West Coast Ramblers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Unknown Dates
Tommy Kizziah ld (vcl-1/ld gtr-2/rhy gtr-3); Eddie Zunk (ld vcl-4/rhy gtr); Evelyn Martin-Kinnee (ld vcl-5/stl gtr); Glenn Smith (ld gtr-6);  Louis Woods (ld gtr-7); Raymond “Skip” Montee (stl gtr-8); prob Ed Whittaker (fdl); Buddy Simmons (vcl-9/stg bs); Lester Alvin “Smiley” Burnette (pno-10); prob Jack Kizziah (fdl-11/stg bs-12); Johnny Reece (dms).                                                                Producer:

                                      WHAT DO YOU SAY WE GET TOGETHER                                                                                 Unknown Label, The Recording Shop/Amber Lane Records No. #
                                      ()
                                      I’M WAITING FOR YOU                                                                         -10                                Unknown Label,                                                                   No. #
                                      (T. Kizziah) (Acuff-Rose BMI))

NB: Recorded prior to 1967.

TOMMY KIZZIAH                                                                                                                                                               Odessa, Tx.                                                                                                                   1968
Tommy Kizziah (vcl/ld gtr); Tommy Allsup Band; Band (chrs-1);
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producers: Tommy Allsup & Gorman Maxwell
                                                                                                                                                                                             Arranger: Tommy Allsup                                                                                                       

1035A                         KEEP OUR COUNTRY FREE                                                                   -1                                  AOK AOKR-1035-A, The Recording Shop/Amber Lane Records No. #
                                      (T. Kizziah) (Westex Music-BMI)                                                                                            Bear Family BCD-16070
1035B                         IN THIS HOUSE                                                                                                                             AOK AOKR-1035-B,                                                                  No. #
                                      (T. Kizziah) (Westex Music-BMI)

NB(1): AOK AOKR-1035 released 1968.
NB(2): AOK Records owned by Gorman Maxwell and based at Box 6406, Odessa, Tx.

TOMMY KIZZIAH - Tommy Allsup Band                                                                                 Odessa, Tx.                 1968
Tommy Kizziah (vcl);
                                                                                                                                                                                             Producers: Tommy Allsup & Gorman Maxwell

1043B                         NEXT STOP IS VIETNAM                                                                                                              AOK AOKR-1043-B, The Recording Shop/Amber Lane Records No. #                                                                                               ()                                                                                                                                                     Bear Family BCD-16070
1043A                         LOOK UP, UNITED NATIONS                                                               AOK AOKR-1043-A,                                                                No. #
                                      (T. Kizziah-B. Simmons-T. Morris) (Westex Music-BMI)            

NB(1): AOK 1035 released July 1968.
NB(2): AOK Records was owned by Gorman Maxwell and based at Box 6406, Odessa, Tx.
NB(3): BEAR FAMILY BCD-16070 “NEXT STOP IS VIETNAM-THE WAR ON RECORD 1961-2008” released Germany 2010.



DISCOGRAPHY compiled by DICK GRANT, AL TURNER, DAVE SAX, JOHN E. BURTON, KEVIN COFFEY, BILL DANIELS, BO BERGLIND, MICHEL RUPPLI, STEVE HATHAWAY, the late JOHN INGMAN, PHIL TRICKER, ANDY BROWN & IAN SADDLER with acknowledgements Mario Manciotti & Frantisek Frank.

1975-2016.
                                     

                                                                               
                                     

 

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