Wednesday, April 13, 2016

York Brothers



3rd version
by Dick Grant,Dave Sax, Al Turner, Bo Berglind, Norm Cohen, Adam Komorowski, Bernd Kratochwil, Thieu Van De Vorst, Paul Van Den Hout, Bill Daniels, Carl G. Cederblad, Mario Manciotti
SESSIONS



1939 Universal Recording Studio, Detroit, MI - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl/gt] + ? [bass])
001 105 HAMTRAMCK MAMA Universal 105/6 Hot Wax 105/127 Hot Wax 105/405 Mellow 105/405 Fortune No. 120A/Fortune LP-3001Collector CLCD-2861 Cattle CCD-251
002 106 GOING HOME Universal 105/6 Fortune 180/Collector CLCD-2861 BACM CD D-160
1940 Universal Recording Studio, Detroit, MI - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl/gt] + ? [steel])
003 107 HIGHLAND PARK GIRL Universal 107/8 Fortune No. 120/Fortune LP-3001 Collector CLCD-2861 Cattle CCD-251 Woodward WWD-102
004 108 DETROIT HULA GIRL* Universal 107/8 Fortune 180/Collector CLCD-2861 Cattle CCD-251 Woodward WWD-102
*Some Universal pressings titled DETROIT HULU GIRL.
1940 Universal Recording Studio, Detroit, MI - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl/gt])
005 126 CONSCRIPTION BLUES Universal 126/404, Conscription 126/402/Woodward WWD-102 BACM CD D-160
006 127 THAT NAGGING YOUNG HUSEY (Sic) Hot Wax 105/127/BACM CD D-160
late 1940 or early 1941 Universal Recording Studio, Detroit, MI - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl/gt] + ? [steel])
007 403 GAMBLERS BLUES Universal 126/402/Collector CLCD-2861Woodward WWD-102 BACM CD D-160
008 404 SWEETHEART DARLING Universal 126/404/BACM CD D-160
009 405 IT TAIN’T NO GOOD Hot Wax 105/405 Mellow 105/405Mellow 1105/405/White Label WLP-2829 CLCD-2861 CCD-251 WWD-102
Universal 126/402 shows 402 on the label and 403 in wax.
405 titled IT TAINT NO GOOD on Mellow 1105/405.
26 February 1941 Chicago, IL - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl/gt])
010 C 93506 LITTLE HONEYSUCKLE ROSE Decca 6018/BAM CD D 160
011 C 93507 YOU TOOK MY SUNSHINE WITH YOU 5933 Melotone 45429 CCD-251
012 C 93508 I¢M SAYIN‘ GOODBYE 6018/BAM CD D 160
013 C 93509 NAGGIN‘ YOUNG WOMAN 5943/Bronco Buster CD-9044 CCD-251
014 C 93510 SPEAK TO ME, LITTLE DARLING 5933 Melotone 45429/ CCD-251
015 C 93511 GOT RAMBLIN‘ AND GAMBLIN‘ ON MY MIND 5943/Bronco Buster CD-9044 CCD-251
1941 Universal Recording Studio, Detroit, MI - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl/gt] + ? [bass])
016 BLUE SKIES TURNED GRAY (Sic) Mellow 1619/BACM CD D-160
017 I DON’T WANT NO PART OF YOU 1619/Woodward WWD-102 BACM CD D-160
018 I’LL BE HAPPY AGAIN Mellow 1620/BACM CD D-160
019 GOODBYE AND LUCK TO YOU 1620/BACM CD D-160
020 LONG GONE Mellow 1621/BACM CD D-160
021 JUST WANTING YOU 1621/BACM CD D-160
022 HAIL, HAIL, OL’ GLORY! Mellow 1622/Cattle CCD-251
023 RIDING AND SINGING MY SONG 1622/CCD-251 Woodward WWD-102
024 HILLBILLY ROSE Mellow 1623/Woodward WWD-102 BACM CD D-160
025 IF I WOULD NEVER LOSE YOU [IF I KNEW I'D NEVER LOSE YOU] Mellow 1623/BACM CD D-160
026 GOING BACK TO THE SUNNY SOUTH Mellow 1624/Woodward WWD-102 BACM CD D-160
027 LIFE CAN NEVER BE THE SAME Mellow 1624/BACM CD D-160
028 WE’RE GONNA CATCH THAT TRAIN [CATCH THAT TRAIN] Mellow 1625/Woodward WWD-102 BACM CD D-160
029 IT MAKES ME JEALOUS HEARTED [JEALOUS HEARTED BLUES] Mellow 1625/Woodward WWD-102 BACM CD D-160
1941 Universal Recording Studio, Detroit, MI - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl/gt] + ? [?])
030 HOME IN TENNESSEE Mellow 1629/BACM CD D-160
1629 exists as a one-sided TEST pressing. It has not been confirmed that the record was released.
ca August 1942 Universal Recording Studio, Detroit, MI - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl/gt] + Jonnie Lavender [bass])
031 HAMTRAMCK MAMA Mellow 1105/405/Cattle CCD-251 Woodward WWD-102
032 MEMORIES OF YOU Mellow 1633/Cattle CCD-251
033 NEW TRAIL TO MEXICO 1633/CCD-251
034 ROSE OF THE RIO GRANDE Mellow 1634/CCD-251
035 YORK BROTHERS BLUES 1634/CCD-251
036 KENTUCKY’S CALLING ME Mellow 1635/BACM CD D-160
037 GOT TO GET RID OF MY WORRIED MIND 1635/Woodward WWD-102 BACM CD D-160
038 I TOLD THE MOON ABOUT YOU Mellow 1636
1636 exists as a one-sided test pressing. It has been confirmed that the record was released
1942 Universal Recording Studio, Detroit, MI - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl/gt] + Jonnie Lavender [bass/speach])
039 MAYBE THEN YOU’LL CARE Mellow 1637/BACM CD D-160
040 YOU STAYED AWAY TOO LONG 1637
041 GOING TO THE SHINDIG Mellow 1638/Collector CLCD-2861 Woodward WWD-102 Cactus CACT-5004 BACM CD D-160
042 MOTHER’S SUNNY SMILE Mellow 1638/BACM CD D-160
Mellow 1639 was not confirmed as York Bros. Records but it is possible that these numbers were at least planned and that some or all of them exist but have not been traced. Likewise there may well be further Universal releases not yet traced.
ca September 1942 Universal Recording Studio, Detroit, MI - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl/gt] + Jonnie Lavender [bass/vcl*])
043 1640 A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO THE BOYS OVER THERE Mellow 1640/1641/BACM CD D-160
044 1641 NOT OVER THIRTY-FIVE* Mellow 1640/1641/BACM CD D-160
045 I GOT MY EYES ON YOU [George & Jonnie] Mellow 1642/Cattle CCD-251Woodward WWD-102 Collector CLCD-2863
046 YOU’LL PAY FOR IT ALL Mellow 1642/Cattle CCD-251
ca June 1946 WSM Radio Station Studio, 116 5th Ave. North, Nashville, TN - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl/gt] + ? [steel], Warren Swan [bass])
047 I'M NOT FOOLING Bullet 607/White Label WLP-2827 Cattle CCD-251 Collector CLCD-2861
048 MINE IN DREAMS 607/CCD 251
049 BLUES WHY DON'T YOU LEAVE ME ALONE 610/CCD-251
050 YESTERDAY'S LOVE 610/CCD-251
ca October 1946 WSM Radio Station Studio, 116 5th Ave. North, Nashville, TN - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl/gt] + ? [steel], Warren Swan [bass])
051 HAMTRAMCK MAMA Bullet 618/Redita RLP-109 Esoldun RR-2018 White Label WLP-2827 Bear Family BCD-15854 Cattle CCD-251Esoldun RRD-2222, Proper BOX-110
052 MY TEARS WILL NEVER MAKE YOU CHANGE Bullet 618/Redita RLP-128 BCD-15854 Cattle CCD-251Jasmine JASMCD-3540
053 HOP, SKIP, AND JUMP Bullet 619/White Label WLP-2827
054 LET’S TALK IT OVER - PLEASE DO 619
ca April 1947 Nashville, TN - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl/gt] + poss. Warren Swan [bass] + Billy ? [accordion])
055 MOTHERS NOT DEAD, SHE’S ONLY SLEEPING Bullet 641
056 GOT BLUES ON MY MIND 641
057 I’M A SOLDIER FOR JESUS Bullet 642
058 BLUE RIDGE MTN. BLUES 642/Redita RLP-122 White Label WLP-2828 Bear Family BCD-15854
September 1947 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl/gt] + poss. Warren Swan [bass] + Billy ? [accordion])
059 K2547 LET’S DON’T SLEEP AGAIN King 669/Ace CDCHD-1103
060 K2548-2 THEY LAID MY DARLING AWAY King 669-B/CDCHD-1103
061 K2549 NEW MISSISSIPPI RIVER BLUES King 683 [withdrawn]766/Collector CLCD-2861 CDCHD-1103 Proper BOX-110
062 K2550 IF I KNEW I’D NEVER LOSE YOU King 683 [withdrawn]/Ace CDCHD-1103
October 1947 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl/gt] + poss. Warren Swan [bass] + Billy ? [accordion])
063 K2663 YOU’LL BREAK MY HEART NO MORE unissued
064 K2664 I WISH I HAD OF KNOWN unissued/Ace CDCHD-1103
065 K2665 IT AIN’T NO GOOD King 723/Collector CLCD-2861 Ace CDCHD-1103
066 K2666 LIFE CAN NEVER BE THE SAME unissued/Ace CDCHD-1103
067 K2667 LET’S TALK OUR TROUBLES OVER King 690/Collector CLCD-2861 Ace CDCHD-1103
068 K2668 YOU WON MY HEART WITH A SONG unissued/Ace CDCHD-1103
069 K2669 NOW YOU KNOW unissued
070 none WHY DID YOU LEAVE ME incomplete-unissued/Ace CDCHD-1103 [unlisted bonus track]
October 1947 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl (omit on*)/gt] + poss. Warren Swan [bass] + Billy ? [accordion])
071 K2670 YOU’RE THE ONE* King 691/Collector CLCD-2861 Ace CDCHD-1103
072 K2671 RIDING AND SINGING MY SONG unissued/Ace CDCHD-1103
073 K2672 LONG GONE unissued/Ace CDCHD-1103
074 K2673 I DON’T WANT NO PART OF YOU unissued/Ace CDCHD-1103
075 K2674 YOU STAYED AWAY TOO LONG unissued
076 K2675 A PACKAGE OF OLD LETTERS* King 766
077 K2676 MOUNTAIN ROSA LEE King 691/Collector CLCD-2861Ace CDCHD-1103
078 K2677 NOTHING BUT THE BLUES King 690-B/Ace CDCHD-1103
079 K2678 SWEET ANITA King 723
ca August 1949 Detroit, MI - York Brothers/*Cliff and His Cowboys (unknown musicians)
080 CALLING ME Rialto 118
000 YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE* 118
24 January 1950 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave.,Cincinnati, OH - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl/gt] + Zeke Turner [ld gt], Jerry Byrd [steel], Louis Innis [bass], Tommy Jackson [fiddle]. producer: Sydney Nathan)
081 K2972 LONG TIME AGO King 881/Ace CDCHD-1103
082 K2973 TAKE A NUMBER King 852/King LP-591
083 K2974-1 MOTOR CITY BOOGIE unissued/Ace CDCHCD-1103
083A K2974-5 MOTOR CITY BOOGIE King 858/Collector CLCD-2861 Cattle CCD-251 Acrobat ACMD-4033Jasmine JASMCD-3560/1 Ace CDCHD-1103
084 K2975 GRAVY TRAIN King 852/King LP-944 CLCD-2861 CCD-251 El Toro H-100 Indigo IGOTCD-2549 Ace CDCHD-1103
085 K2976 I’M COMING BACK HOME TO STAY King 858/King LP-944 Collector CLCD-2861 Ace CDCHD-1103
12 April 1950 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave.,Cincinnati, OH - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl/gt] +Zeke Turner [ld gt], Jerry Byrd [steel], Louis Innis [bass], Tommy Jackson [fiddle]. producer: Sydney Nathan)
085 K3020 DON’T LET OUR LOVE DIE King 45-881
086 K3021-1 TRAVELING MAN unissued/Ace CDCHD-1103 [-6] unissued/Ace CDCHD-1103
087 K3022 ROAD OF SADNESS King 45-901/King LP-944 Cattle CCD-251Ace CDCHD-1103
088 K3023 KILL HER WITH KINDNESS King 45-901/Cattle CCD-251 Ace CDCHD-1103
7 March 1951 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave.,Cincinnati, OH - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl/gt] +Zeke Turner [ld gt], Jerry Byrd [steel], Louis Innis [bass], ? [drums], Tommy Jackson [fiddle], Henry Glover [piano] . producer: Sydney Nathan)
089 K3188 TREMBLIN’ King 45-983/King LP-586 Collector CLCD-2861 El Toro H-100
090 K3189 SIXTY MINUTE MAN King 45-970/Nashville NLP-2107 Collector CLCD-2861 Indigo IGOTCD-2556 Jasmine JASMCD-3576
091 K3190 CHICKEN BLUES King 45-983/King LP-586 LP-944/Collector CLCD-2861 El Toro H-100
092 K3191 LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY NEW King 45-970/King LP-820 Collector CLCD-2861
Note by Praguefrank: also March 27 is listed as recording date in some sources
January 1952 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl/gt] + poss. Billy Grammer [ld gt], ? [steel], ? [bass], poss. Henry Glover [piano]. Producer: Sydney Nathan)
093 K3329 LOVE SWEET LOVE King 45-1042 Quality K-4123/King LP-586 Collector CLCD-2861
094 K3330 WHEN YOU WANT A LITTLE LOVIN’ King 45-1042 Quality K-4123/LP-586
095 K3331 MY CAROLINA GAL King 45-1049/LP-820
096 K3332 TWIRLY WHIRLY King 45-1092/King LP-586 LP-944
5 March 1952 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl/gt] +poss. Billy Grammer [ld gt], ? [steel], ? [bass], ? [drums], poss. Henry Glover [piano]. Producer: Sydney Nathan)
097 K3367 THE HARD WAY King 45-1067/LP-591 LP-944
098 K3368 TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY King 45-1092/LP-591 LP-944
099 K3369 I LOVE YOU WALTZ [aka I LOVE YOU (MY DARLIN)*] King 45-1067/King LP-820*
100 K3370 THAT’S WHY I’M CRYING ALL THE TIME King 45-1049/LP-820 Collector CLCD-2861
23 September 1952 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl (omit on*)/gt] + poss. Billy Grammer [ld gt], ? [steel], ? [bass], ? [drums] + vocal chorus. Producer: Sydney Nathan)
101 K3469 TENNESSEE TANGO King 45-1135 Quality K-4181 King EP-316/King LP-537 LP-591
102 K3470 SO FULL OF LOVE King 45-1156 Quality K-4199/King LP-820
103 K3471 RIVER OF TEARS* King 45-1135 Quality K-4181 King EP-316/King LP-586 LP-944 Hollywood HT-208 Federal FED-CD--6514
104 K3472 BABY I’M LOST WITHOUT YOU King 45-1156 Quality K-4199/King LP-586
8 January 1953 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl/gt] + poss. Henry Glover [piano] + unknown musicians. Producer: Sydney Nathan)
105 K3519 THE ROCKY, BUMPY ROAD TO LOVE King 45-1206 Quality K-4229/King LP-820 LP-944
106 K3520 BABY COME ON HOME King 45-1170/King LP-591
107 K3521 EVER SINCE WE MET King 45-1206 Quality K-4229/King LP-591 LP-944
108 K3522 WHY (WAS I BORN TO BE BLUE) King 45-1170/King LP-820
8 January 1953 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl/gt] + poss. Henry Glover [piano] + unknown musicians. Producer: Sydney Nathan)
109 K3528 SAINT JOSEPH HOGH SCHOOL BOUNCE 45-1173/Collector CLCD-2861
110 K3529 LAKEWOOD AND JOHN MARSHALL BLUES 45-1173/Collector CLCD-2861
17 June 1953 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl], George York [vcl/gt] + unknown musicians. Producer: Sydney Nathan)
111 K3625 STARLIGHT MY LOVE 45-1277/LP-820 LP-944
112 K3626 YOU'RE MY EVERY DREAM COME TRUE 45-1248 Qualoty K-4248/LP-591 LP-944
113 K3627 WHY DON'T YOU EVER OPEN THE DOOR 45-1248 EP-316/LP-591
114 K3628 MY PRAYER TONIGHT 45-1277/LP-586
18 November 1953 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH - York Brothers (unknown musicians. Producer: Sydney Nathan)
115 K3714 KENTUCKY 45-1299 Quality K-4267/LP-586 FED-CD-6514
116 K3715 TIGHT WAD 45-1299 EP-316 Quality K-4267/LP-586 LP-944
117 K3716 I GET THE BLUES IN SPRINGTIME 45-1324/LP-591 LP-944
118 K3717 MISTER MIDNIGHT 45-1324/LP-591 LP-944 Collector CLCD-2861
13 April 1954 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH - York Brothers (unknown musicians. Producer: Sydney Nathan)
119 K3786 DEEP WITHIN MY HEART 45-1351/LP-586 LP-944
120 K3787 STRANGE TOWN 45-1362
121 K3788 I'LL LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN 45-1351
122 K3789 THREE O' CLOCK BLUES 45-1362/LP-820
15 October 1954 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH - York Brothers (unknown musicians. Producer: Sydney Nathan)
123 K3854 HURTS ME TO MY HEART 45-1400 Quality K-4306/LP-591
124 K3855 TWO LOVES IN ONE NIGHT 45-1400 Quality K-4306/LP-586
125 K3856 DON'T LEAVE ME WITH YUM YUM BLUES 45-1418/LP-586 LP-944 Collector CLCD-2861
126 K3857 WHY DID YOU HAVE TO GO 45-1418/LP-820
6 January 1955 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH - York Brothers (unknown musicians. Producer: Sydney Nathan)
127 K3923 HOUSE WITH NO WINDOW 45-1449 Quality K-4331/LP-586
128 K3924 IF YOU HADN˘T TOLD THE FIST LIE 45-1449 Quality K-4331/LP-591 LP-944
129 K3925 THAT'S ALL I WANT FROM YOU 45-1434 Parlophone [UK] DP 421
130 K3926 A CHIP ON YOUR SHOULDER 45-1434 Parlophone [UK] DP 421
10 March 1955 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH - York Brothers (unknown musicians. Producer: Sydney Nathan)
131 K3951 DON’T GET YOUR DANDER UP 45-1503/LP-820 LP-1006
132 K3952 PRETTYLITTLE THING 45-1488/LP-591 LP-944
133 K3953 THOSE HAUNTING YEARS 45-1468/LP-586 LP-944
134 K3954 WHATSOVER YOU DO 45-1503/LP-820
135 K3955 DON'T TAKE IT SO HARD 45-1488/LP-591
136 K3956 MOHAWK SQUAW 45-1468/LP-586 Cactus CAKING CD-1
5 January 1956 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH - York Brothers/*Leslie York (unknown musicians)
137 K4029 PRETTY LITTLE TATLE TALE* 45-4887/LP-591 LP-944
138 K4030 LIGHTNING STRUCK MY HEART 45-4914
139 K4031 WHAT WOULD I DO?* 45-4887/LP-820 LP-944
140 K4032 I˘LL SEE IT HAPPEN TO YOU 45-4914
6 October 1956 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH - York Brothers (unknown musicians)
141 K4104 YOU GET MAD 45-4994/LP 820 Collector CLCD-2861
142 K4105 BLUE RIVER 45-5019/LP 591 LP 811 LP 871 LP 944
143 K4106 WAGES OF SIN 45-4994/LP 820
144 K4107 WORDS WITHOUT FEELING 45-5019/LP 820
1957 Cincinnati, OH - Les York (George Young [hmny vcl*] + unknown musicians)
145 2651/X-1695 I’LL CRY AGAIN, TOMORROW* Sage 45-241/Sage LP C-18 Crown CLP-5213, Crown CST-433
146 2652/X-1696 RIVER OF NO RETURN Sage 45-241
18 July 1957 [13:00-16:00] Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl/gt], George York [vcl/gt] + prob. Bob Moore [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Owen Bradley [piano], ? [sax])
147 103108/NA 9909 ON MY MIND unissued
148 103109/NA 9910 JEALOUSY unissued
149 103110/NA 9911 EVERYBODY’S TRYIN‘ TO BE MY BABY 9-30473/MCA MCFM-2833 MCA MCL-1757, MCA 203759 Bear Family BCD-15733 [va]
150 103111/NA 9912 I WANT MY BABY BACK 9-30473
ca 1960 Dallas, TX - Verlon Foust (Leslie York pel gt], George York [rh gt] + unknown musicians. Producer: Joseph “Joe” Hotzer)
000 LONG BLACK VEIL York Records, Inc. 108/Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-056
000 OCEAN OF SORROW York Records, Inc. 108
ca 1960 Dallas, TX - York Brothers, * with The Westernaires (Leslie York [vcl/gt], George York [vcl/rh gt] + Carl Phillips [ld gt] + unknown musicians. Producer: Joseph “Joe” Hotzer)
151 TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS York Records 109/Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-056
152 EL RANCHO GRANDE York Records 109//Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-056
1963 Dallas, TX - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl/el gt], George York [vcl/rh gt] + unknown musicians)
153 P4KM-5442 UNWANTED ROSES York Bros. Records 600Y-100/Old Homestead OHCS-324 OHCD-4324 Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-056
154 P4KM-5443 MONDAY MORNING BLUES York Bros. Records 600Y-100/Old Homestead OHCS-324 OHCD-4324 Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-056
1964 Rimrock Recording Studio, Concord, AR - Les York, *and The Country Boys (? [steel], ? [drums], Wayne Raney [harmonica], Zyndall owen Raney [piano]. Producer: Wayne Raney)
L01 R4KM-2250 OCEAN OF SORROW* York Records Inc. 600Y-104/Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-056
L02 R4KM-2251 ROANE COUNTY PRISONER York Records Inc. 600Y-104/Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-056
1964 Dallas, TX - Les York (unknown musicians)
L03 R4KM-8087 THE GIRL IN THE BLUE VELVET BAND York Records Inc. 600Y-107/Old Homestead OHCS-324 OHCD-4324 Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-056
L04 R4KM-8088 I’LL SEE IT HAPPEN TO YOU York Records Inc. 600Y-107/Old Homestead OHCS-324 OHCD-4324 Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-056
1965 Dallas, TX - George York (Leslie York [ld gt] + unknown musicians)
G01 S4KM-1649 AFTER TOMORROW York Records Inc. 600Y-109//Old Homestead OHCS-324 OHCD-4324 Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-056
G02 S4KM-1650 HANG YOUR HEAD IN SHAME York Records Inc. 600Y-109/Old Homestead OHCS-324 OHCD-4324 Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-056
1965 Dallas, TX - York Brothers (Leslie York [vcl/el gt], George York [vcl/rh gt] + ? [steel], ? [bass], ? [drums])
155 S4KM-1766 JEALOUSY, HAVE MERCY York Records Inc. 600Y-1010/Old Homestead OHCS-324 OHCD-4324 Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-056
156 S4KM-1767 OVER THE HILL York Records Inc. 600Y-1010/Old Homestead OHCS-324 OHCD-4324 Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-056
1965 Rimrock Recording Studio, Concord, AR - Les York (George York [hmny vck/rh gt], ? [banjo], ? [steel], ? [drums], Wayne Raney [harmonica], ? [xylophone]. Producer: Wayne Raney)
L05 S4KM-1849 BIG MAN York Records, Inc. 600Y-111/Old Homestead OHCS-324 OHCD-4324 Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-056
L06 S4KM-1850 I’LL CRY AGAIN TOMORROW York Records, Inc. 600Y-111/Old Homestead OHCS-324 OHCD-4324 Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-056
1966 Dallas, TX - Les York (George York [hmny vck/rh gt], ? [steel], ? [bass], ? [drums])
L07 ROP-1005 BIG BLUE DIAMONDS York 600Y-114/Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-056
L08 ROP-1006 MY CAROLINA SUNSHINE GIRL York 600Y-114/Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-056 Old Homestead OHCD-4324
1967 Dallas, TX - Les York [-1], York Brothers [-2], George York [-3] (Leslie York [vcl/el gt/whistling], George York [vcl/rh gt] + ? [bass], ? [drums]m ? [tambourine])
L09 ROP-1018 LET’S STOP IT TODAY -1 York ROP-1018/9/Old Homestead OHCS-324 OHCD-4324 Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-056
L10 ROP-1019 GONNA FIND ME A BLUEBIRD -1 York ROP-1018/9/Old Homestead OHCS-324 OHCD-4324 Hillbilly Researcher HBRCD-056
157 ROP-120 KENTUCKY -2 York ROP-120/Old Homestead OHCS-324 OHCD-4324
G03 ROP-121 BUDDY BE CAREFUL - 3 York ROP-12/Old Homestead OHCS-324 OHCD-4324
The label address is shown on both labels of YORK ROP-120/121 as York Records 3627 Matador Dr, Dallas, Tex.
btw. 1963/1968 Dallas, TX - York Brothers
158 WON’T YOU BE MY QUEEN OF HEARTS York unissued/Old Homestead OHCD-4324
159 A RAINBOW AT MIDNIGHT York unissued/Old Homestead OHCD-4324
160 MY HEART BELONGS TO YOU York unissued/Old Homestead OHCD-4324
161 FADED LOVE York unissued/Old Homestead OHCD-4324
162 RIVER OF NO RETURN York unissued/Old Homestead OHCD-4324
163 COMING ATTRACTIONS York unissued/Old Homestead OHCD-4324
164 NOW I’M A WIFE OF A WINO York unissued/Old Homestead OHCD-4324
165 MY TOMORROW WILL BE A HAPPY DAY York unissued/Old Homestead OHCD-4324
166 I’LL SEE IT HAPPEN TO YOU #2 York unissued/Old Homestead OHCD-4324
It is not known if I’LL SEE IT HAPPEN TO YOU #2 is an alternate take of the version on YORK 600Y-107, or a second version cut at a different session, or even a sequel.


ALBUMS
King 586 16 Favorites, Vol. 1:
Tightwad; My Prayer Tonight; Love Sweet Love; When You Want A Little Lovin'; Two Loves In One Night; These Haunting Years; Mohawk Squaw; Deep Within My Heart; Baby I'm Lost Without You; Kentucky; Tremblin'; Twirly Whirly; Chicken Blues; River Of Tears; Don't Leave Me With The Yum Yum Blues; House With No Windows - 57
King 591 The York Brothers. Vol. 2: Tennessee Tango; I Get The Blues In The Springtime; Baby Come On Home; Pretty Little Tattle Tale; Hurts Me To My Heart; You're My Every Dream Come True; If You Hadn't Told The First Lie; Mister Midnight; Why Don't You Open The Door; Two Sides To Every Story; Take A Number; Pretty Little Thing; Don't Take It So Hard; The Hard Way; Ever Since We Met; Blue River - 58
King 820 Sixteen Great Country And Western Songs: Don't Get Your Dander Up; Wages Of Sin; Three O'clock Blues; That's Why I'm Crying All The Time; My Carolina Gal; Starlight My Love; Words Without Feeling; Why Did You Have To Go; You Get Mad; Whatsoever You Do; So Full Of Love; I Love You (My Darling); Looking For Somebody New; Why Was I Born To Be Blue; What Would I Do; The Rocky, Bumpy Road To Love - 63
King 944 The York Brothers Sing 24 Songs: Twirly Whirly; Tightwad; Chicken Blues; These Haunting Years; River Of Tears; Don't Leave Me With The Yum Yum Blues; Deep Within My Heart; I Get The Blues In The Springtime; Why Don't You Open The Door; Blue River; Two Sides To Every Story; Pretty Little Tattle Tale; Mister Midnight; You're My Every Dream Come True; If You Hadn't Told The First Lie; Pretty Little Thing; The Hard Way; Ever Since We Met; What Would I Do; Starlight My Love; Gravy Train; The Rocky, Bumpy, Road To Love; Road Of Sadness; I'm Coming Back Home To Stay - 66 (all songs edited)
Old Homestead OHCS-324 Early Favorites, vol. 1: Kentucky; Over The Hill; Monday Morning Blues; Girl In The Blue Velvet Band; I'll Cry Again Tomorrow; Let's Stop It Today; Buddy Be Careful; Jealousy Have Mercy; Big Man; Hang Your Head In Shame; After Tomorrow; I'll See It Happen To You; Unwanted Roses; Gonna Find Me A Bluebird - 15-09-88
Collector [NED] CLCD-2861 Detroit In The 40's and 50's, Vol. 1/The York Brothers' Best: Going To The Shindig; Mountain Rosa Lee; You're The One; Let's Talk Our Troubles Over; It Taint No Good; Highland Park Girl; Hamtramck Mama; Detroit Hula Girl; Gambler's Blues; Going Home; I Ain't No Good; New Mississippi River Blues; It Ain't No Good; Motor City Boogie; Lookin' For Somebody New; Saint Joseph's High School Bounce; Gravy Train; Sixty Minute Man; I'm Coming Back Home To Stay; Chicken Blues; That's Why I'm Crying All The Time; Don't Leave Me With The Yum Yum Blues; Tremblin'; Lakewood And John Marshall Blues; Love Sweet Love; You Get Mad; Mr. Midnight; Pretty Little Thing - 98
Woodward WWD-102 York Brothers In Detroit: Hamtrack Mama; It Taint No Good; I Don't Want No Part Of You; We're Gonna Catch That Train; Riding And Singing My Song; It Makes Me Jealous Hearted; Going Back To The Sunny South; Going To The Shindig (With Jonnie Lavender); I Got My Eyes On You (With Jonnie Lavender); Got To Get Rid Of My Worried Mind; Hillbilly Rose; Gamblers Blues; Highland Park Girl; Detroit Hulu Girl - 99
Cattle Compact [GER] CCD-251 Hamtramck Mama: Hamtramck Mama [original]; Hamtramck Mama [remake]; Hamtramck Mama [Bullet version]; My Tears Will Never Make You Change; I'm Not Fooling; Mine In Dreams; Blues Why Don't You Leave Me Alone; Yesterday's Love; It Ain't No Good; Riding And Singing My Song; Hail Hail Ol' Glory; Memories Of You; New Trail To Mexico; Rose Of The Rio Grande; York Brothers Blues; I Got My Eyes On You; You'll Pay For It All; Highland Park Girl; Detroit Hula Girl; You Took My Sunshine With You; Speak To Me Little Darling; Got Ramblin' And Gamblin' On My Mind; Naggin' Young Woman; Motor City Boogie; Road Of Sadness; Gravy Train; Kill Her With Kindness - 01 (Recorded 1939-50)
Ace [UK] CHCHD-1106 Long Time Gone: Motor City Boogie; I'm Coming Back Home To Stay; Kill Her With Kindness; Long Time Gone; Gravy Train; Life Can Never Be The Same; Let's Don't Sleep Again; Long Gone; You Won My Heart With A Song; New Mississippi River Blues; If I Knew I'd Never Lose You; It Ain't No Good; Let's Talk Our Troubles Over; Traveling Man [take 6]; You're The One; Nothing But The Blues; Road Of Sadness; I Don't Want No Part Of You; Mountain Rosa Lee; They Laid My Darling Away; Riding And Singing My Song; I Wish I Had Of Known; Motor City Boogie; Traveling Man - 02-06
BACM [UK] CD D-160 Going Back To The Sunny South: A Merry Christmas To The Boys Over There; Blue Skies Turned To Gray [sic]; Conscription Blues; Gambler's Blues; Going Back To The Sunny South; Going Home; Going To The Shindig; Goodbye And Luck To You; Got To Get Rid Of My Worried Mind; Hillbilly Rose; Home In Tennessee; I Don't Want No Part Of You; I'll Be Happy Again; I'm Saying Goodbye; If I Would Never Lose You; It Makes Me Jealous Hearted; Just Wanting You; Kentucky's Calling Me; Life Can Never Be The Same; Long Gone; Maybe Then You'll Care; Mother's Sunny Smile; My Little Honeysuckle Rose; Not Over Thirty-five; Sweetheart Darling; That Nagging Young Husey; We're Gonna Catch That Train - 07



EPs
King
KEP-316 The York Brothers Sing Their Hits: Tennessee Tango; Why Don't You Open The Door / Tight Wad; River Of Tears– 54 (MX: KEP 233/234)

SINGLES
Universal / Hot Wax (1939-41)
105/106 Hamtramck Mama / Going Home - 39 (Universal)
107/108 Highland Park Girl / Detroit Hula Girl - 40 (Universal)
126/404 Conscription Blues / Sweetheart Darling - 40 (Universal)
126/402 Conscription Blues / Gambler’s Blues - 40 (Conscription)
105/405 Hamtramck Mama [reissue] / It Ain't No Good - (Hot Wax and Mellow)
1105 Hamtramck Mama [remake] / It Ain't No Good - 42 (Mellow)
Fortune
120 Highland Park Girl / Hamtramck Mama - 49 (reissue)
180 Detroit Hula Girl / Going Home - 54 (reissue)
Decca (1941)
5933 You Took My Sunshine With You / Speak To Me, Little Darling - 03-41
5943 Got Ramblin' And Gamblin' On My Mind / Naggin Young Woman - 04-41
6018 My Little Honmeysuckle Rose / I'm Saying Goodbye - 03-42
Mellow (1941-43)
1619 Blue Skies Turned To Grey / I Don't Want To Part Of You - 41
1620 I'll Be Happy Again / Goodbye And Good Luck To You - 41
1621 Long Gone / Just Waiting You - 41
1622 Hail Hail Of Glory / Riding And Singing My Song - 41
1623 Hillbilly Rose / If I Would Ever Lose You - 41
1624 Life Can Never Be The Same / Going Back To The Sunny South
1625 Gonna Catch The Train / Jealous Hearted Blues
1629 Home In Old Tennessee [one sided test release, possibly unissued]
1633 Memories Of You /New Trail To Mexico
1634 Rose Of The Rio Grande / York Brothers Blues
1635 Kentucky’s Calling Me / Got To Get Rid Of My Worried Mind
1636 I Told The Moon About You [one sided test release, possibly unissued]
1637 Maybe Then You'll Care / You Stayed Away Too Long - 43
1638 Going To The Shinding / Mother's Sunny Smile - 43
1640/1641 A Merry Christmas To The Boys Over There / Not Over Thirty-Five - ca.11-43
1642 I Got My Eyes On You / You'll Pay For It All - ca. 43
Bullet (1946-47)
607 I'm Not Fooling / Mine In Dreams - 46
610 Blues Why Don't You Leave Me Alone / Yesterday's Love - 46
618 The Hamtrack Mama / My Tears Will Never Make You Change - 01-12-46 (rev. Jan. 11, 1947)
619 Let's Talk It Over, Please Do / Hop, Skip And Jump – 03-47 (rev. Apr. 5)
641 Mother's Not Dead, She's Only Sleeping / Got Blues On My Mind - 47
642 I'm A Soldier For Jesus / Blue Ridge Mountain Blues - 47 (reissued 12-48, rev. Dec. 11)
King (1947-1956)
669 Let's Don't Sleep Again / They Laid My Darling Away - 11-47
683 New Mississippi River Blues / If I Knew I'd Never Lose You - withdrawn before release (48)
690 Let's Talk Our Troubles Over / Nothing But The Blues - 02-48 (rev. Feb. 21)
691 Mountain Rosa Lee / You're The One - 02-48  (rev. Feb. 21)
723 Sweet Anita / It Ain't No Good - 07-48
766 A Package Of Old Love Letters / New Mississippi River Blues - 02-49 (rev. March 19)
Rialto (1949)
118 Calling Me / [Cliff  and His Boys:] You Are My Sunshine - 49
King
45-852 Take A Number / Gravy Train - 02-50 (rev. Feb. 25)
45-858 Motor City Boogie / I'm Going Back Home To Stay - 04-50 (rev. May 6)
45-881 Don't Let Your Love Die / Long Time Ago - 07-50 (rev. July 29)
45-901 Kill Her With Kindness / Road Of Sadness - 10-50 (rev. Oct. 14)
45-970 Sixty Minute Man / Looking For Somebody New - 07-51 (rev. July 21)
45-983 Chicken Blues / Tremblin - 09-51
45-1042 Love, Sweet Love / When You Want A Little Lovin' - 02-52 (rev. Feb. 9)
45-1049 My Carolina Gal / That's Why I'm Cryin' All The Time - 04-52 (rev. Apr. 26)
45-1067 The Hard Way / I Love You Waltz - 05-52
45-1092 Two Sides To Every Story / Twirly, Whirly - 08-52 (rev. Aug. 9)
45-1135 Tennessee Tango / River Of Tears - 10-52 (rev. Nov. 1)
45-1156 So Full Of Love / Baby, I'm Lost Without You - 01-53 (rev. Jan. 17)
45-1170 Why (Was I Born To Be Blue) / Baby, Come On Home - 02-53 (rev. March 21)
45-1173 St. Joseph's High School Bounce / Lakewood And J.Marshall Blues - 02-53 (rev. Feb. 21)
45-1206 The Rocky, Bumpy Road To Love / Ever Since We Met - 05-53 (rev. May 16)
45-1248 Why Don't You Ever Open The Door / You're My Every Dream Come True - 08-53 (rev. Aug. 22)
45-1277 Starlight, My Love / My Prayer Tonight - 11-53
45-1299 Kentucky / Tight Wad - 01-54 (rev. Jan. 9)
45-1324 I Get The Blues In Springtime / Mister Midnight - 03-54 (rev. March 27)
45-1351 Deep Within My Heart / I'll Leave The Door Open - 05-54 (rev. May 29)
45-1362 Strange Town / Three O' Clock Blues - 06-54 (rev. July 3)
45-1400 Horts Me To My Heart / Two Loves In One Night - 11-54
45-1418 Don't Leave Me With Yum-Yum Blues / Why Did You Have To Go? - 27-12-54
45-1434 Chip On Your Shoulder / That's All I Want From You - 14-01-55 (rev. Feb. 12)
45-1449 House With No Windows / If You Hadn't Told The First Lie - 03-55
45-1468 Mohawk Squaw / These Haunting Years - 02-05-55
45-1488 Don't Take It So Hard / Pretty Little Thing - 07-55
45-1503 Don't Get Your Dander Up / Whatsover You Do - 10-55 (rev. Nov. 12)
45-4887 Pretty Little Tattle Tale / What Would I Do? - 02-56
45-4914 Lightning Struck My Heart / I'll See It Happens To You - 04-56 (rev. Apr. 21)
45-4994 Wages Of Sin / You Get Mad - 10-56 (rev. Dec. 15)
45-5019 Words Without Feeling / Blue River - 02-57 (rev. March 2)
Sage (1957)
45-241 I'll Cry Again, Tomorrow / River Of No Return - ca 05-57 Les York
Decca (1957)
9-30473 I Want My Baby Back / Everybody's Tryin' To Be My Baby - 10-57
York (1963-)
109 Tumbling Tumbleweeds / El Rancho Grande - ca 60
600Y-100 Monday Morning Blues / Unwanted Roses - 63
600Y-104 Ocean Of Sorrow / Roane County Prisoner - 64 Les Yor
600Y-107 The Girl In The Blue Velvet Band / I’ll See It Happen To You - 64 Les York
600Y-109 After Tomorrow / Hang Your Head In Shame - 65 George York
600Y-1010 Jealous, Have Mercy / Over The Hill - 65
600Y-111 Big Man / I'll Cry Again Tomorrow - 65 Les York
600Y-114 Big Blue Diamonds / My Carolina Sunshine Girl - 66 Les York
ROP-1018/9 Let’s Stop It Today / Gonna Find Me A Bluebird - 67 Les York
ROP-120/1 Kentucky / Buddy Be Careful - 67

 

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