Saturday, May 21, 2016

Johnny Cymbal



John Hendry Blair, *03-02-1945(1947) Ochiltree, Scotland, UK, +16-03-1993
2nd version
By Praguefrank

SESSIONS
Ca July 1960 Nashville, TN – Johnny Cymbal (Producer: Jim Vienneau)
001 60-XY-806 ALWAYS, ALWAYS MGM K12935/ SP-CD 99014  
002 60-XY-807 IT'LL BE ME  MGM K12935/ SP-CD 99014
Ca November 1960 Nashville, TN – Johnny Cymbal (Producer: Jim Vienneau)
003 60-XY-1147 THE WATER WAS RED K 12978 / SP-CD 99014
004 60-XY-1148 BUNNY K 12978/ SP-CD 99014
ca December 1962 prob. Mira Sound Studio, 145 W 47th St., New York City - Johnny Cymbal (Producer: Allen Stanton)
005 K-6853 TEENAGE HEAVEN K-524X/KS-3324 KS-3324(b) Taragon 1006 SP-CD 99014
006 K-6854 SACRED LOVERS VOW K-503X/KS 3324 KS-3324(b) Taragon 1006 SP-CD 99014
007 K-6855 MR BASS MAN  K-503X KJB 81/KS 3324 KS-3324(b) Taragon 1006 SP-CD 99014   [alt.] Taragon 1006 SP-CD 99014  AMB 85002
January 1963 unknown – Johnny Cymbal
008 63-2947 BACHELOR MAN Vee Jay VJ 495 Kedlen 2001/ SP-CD 99014
009 63-2948 GROWING UP WITH YOU Vee Jay VJ 495 Kedlen 2001
Ca 1962-1963 [demo sessions] unknown – Johnny Cymbal
00901 GO V.W. GO  AMB 85002  
00902 MORE OF YOU  AMB 85002  
00903 WHO'S GONNA LOVE ME  AMB 85002  
00904 ROVER BOY  AMB 85002  
00905 OUTSIDE MY WORLD  AMB 85002  
00906 SUMMERTIME U.S.A.  AMB 85002  
00907 THANKS A LOT  AMB 85002  
00908 TEENAGE HEAVEN  AMB 85002  
00909 I'M STILL LOVE YOU  AMB 85002  
00910 SLOW DANCIN' WITH DON  AMB 85002  
00911 STREET TALK  AMB 85002  
00912 DON'T MAKE A MOUNTAIN OUT..  AMB 85002 
00913 MR. BASS MAN AMB 85002
Ca February 1963 prob. Mira Sound Studio, 145 W 47th St., New York City - Johnny Cymbal (Producer: Allen Stanton)
010 K-6931 CINDERELLA BABY  K-524X/KS-3324 KS-3324(b) Taragon 1006 SP-CD 99014
Ca February 1963 prob. Mira Sound Studio, 145 W 47th St., New York City - Johnny Cymbal (Producer: Allen Stanton)
011 WALK RIGHT IN Kapp KS 3324 KS-3324(b)  SP-CD 99014
013 OUR DAY WILL COME Kapp KS 3324 KS-3324(b) SP-CD 99014   
013 INDIAN GIVER Kapp KS 3324 KS-3324(b) SP-CD 99014   
014 YOU‘RE SIXTEEN Kapp KS 3324 KS-3324(b)   SP-CD 99014
015 DO THE BIRD Kapp KS 3324 KS-3324(b) SP-CD 99014  
016 OUT OF MY MIND Kapp KS 3324 KS-3324(b) SP-CD 99014   
017 SOUTH STREET Kapp KS 3324 KS-3324(b)  SP-CD 99014
Ca February 1963 prob. Mira Sound Studio, 145 W 47th St., New York City - Johnny Cymbal (Producer: Allen Stanton)
018 K-6957 REFRESHMENT TIME K-576 KJB-81/KS-3324 KS-3324(b) SP-CD 99014
1960s unknown – Johnny Cymbal
019 TRUE LOVIN' KS-3324(b) SP-CD 99014
020 DAY TO DAY SP-CD 99014
Ca May 1963 prob. Mira Sound Studio, 145 W 47th St., New York City - Johnny Cymbal (Producer: Allen Stanton)
021 K-7033  (SURFIN' AT) TIA JUANA K-539X / KS-3324(b) SP-CD 99014
022 K-7034 DUM DUM DEE DUM (WEDDING BELLS) K-539X / KS-3324(b) Taragon 1006 SP-CD 99014
Ca August 1963 prob. Mira Sound Studio, 145 W 47th St., New York City - Johnny Cymbal (Producer: Allen Stanton)
023 K-7224 HURDY GURDY MAN K-556 / KS-3324(b) SP-CD 99014
024 K-7225 THERE GOES A BAD GIRL K-576/ KS-3324(b) Taragon 1006 SP-CD 99014
Ca September 1963 prob. Mira Sound Studio, 145 W 47th St., New York City - Johnny Cymbal (Producer: Allen Stanton)
025 K-7274 MARSHMALLOW K-556/ KS-3324(b) Taragon 1006 SP-CD 99014
Ca April 1964 prob. Mira Sound Studio, 145 W 47th St., New York City - Johnny Cymbal (Producer: Allen Stanton)
026 K-8158 MITSU K-594 KR 1106
027 K-8159 ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS K-594/ Taragon 1006 SP-CD 99014
028 PACK OF LIES (ASHITA-GA-ARUSA) KR-1106
Summer 1964 prob. Mira Sound Studio, 145 W 47th St., New York City - Johnny Cymbal (Producer: Allen Stanton)
029 K-7490 LITTLE MISS LONELY K-614/ KS-3324(b) Taragon 1006 SP-CD 99014
Summer 1964 prob. Mira Sound Studio, 145 W 47th St., New York City - Johnny Cymbal (Producer: Allen Stanton)
030 K-8016 CONNIE K-614/ KS-3324(b) SP-CD 99014
Ca October 1964 prob. Mira Sound Studio, 145 W 47th St., New York City - Johnny Cymbal (Producer: Allen Stanton)
031 K-8690 CHEAT, CHEAT K-634/ Taragon 1006 SP-CD 99014
032 K-8691 SIXTEEN SHADES OF BLUE K-634/ Taragon 1006 SP-CD 99014
Ca February 1965 New York City - Johnny Cymbal (Producer: Alan Lorber)
033 ZTSP-98672 GO V.W. GO DCP 1135 / SP-CD 99014
034 ZTSP-98673 SORROW AND PAIN DCP 1135
035 ZTSP-105503 SUMMERTIME'S HERE AT LAST DCP 1146
036 ZTSP-105504 MY LAST DAY DCP 1146
Ca August 1966 New York City – Johnny Cymbal (Producer: Don Costa)
037 JESSICA Columbia 4-43842
038 GOOD MORNING BLUES Columbia 4-43842
Late 1966 unknown - Johnny Cymbal as The Non Conformists (Vance-Davie Production)
039 60875 A TWO LEGGED BIG EYED YELLOW HAIRED CRYING CANARY Scepter SCE 12184
040 60876 BIRD WALK  SCE 12184
Ca early 1967 unknown – Johnny Cymbal as The Eye-Full Tower (Producer: M. Verona and Johnny Cymbal)
041 711-43 CAROL CARTOON SSS 700
042 711-44 HOW ABOUT ME SSS 700
Ca June 1967 unknown – Johnny Cymbal (Producer: George Tobin)
043 1261-1 IT LOOKS LIKE LOVE Musicor MU 1261
044 1261-2 MAY I GET TO KNOW YOU Musicor MU 1261
045 1272-2 BREAKING YOUR BALLOON Musicor MU 1271 
046 1272-1 THE MARRIAGE OF CHARLOTTE BROWN Musicor MU 1271
Fall 1968 unknown – Johnny Cymbal  as Derek (Producer: Johnny Cymbal, George Tobin)
047 10153/Δ72215 CINNAMON Bang 558
048 10154/Δ72215X THIS IS MY STORY  Bang 558
049 10170 BACK DOOR MAN Bang 566
050 10171/10182 SELL YOUR SOUL  Bang 566 571
051 10181 INSIDE OUT – OUTSIDE IN Bang 571
Late 1968 unknown – Johnny Cymbal as Milk  (Producer: Johnny Cymbal, George Tobin)
052 BUD 5159 ANGELA JONES Buddah 80
053 BUD 5160 OCHILTREE Buddah 80
1969 unknown - Johnny Cymbal as American Machine/*Taurus (Producer: Johnny Cymbal, George Tobin)
054 62378 SNOWBALL Tower 473
055 62379 SELL YOUR SOUL Tower 473
056 62380 BLESS YOU* Tower 487
057 62381 HEY JANE* Tower 487
Mid 1969 unknown - Johnny Cymbal (Producer: Johnny Cymbal)
058 BIG RIVER Amaret 45-110
059 GIRL FROM WILLOW COUNTY Amaret 45-110
060 10054 SAVE ALL YOUR LOVIN' (HOLD IT FOR ME) Amaret 45-111
061 10055 ODE TO BUBBLE GUM Amaret 45-111
Spring 1970 unknown – Johnny Cymbal as  Brother John
062 POLYANNA A+M 1199
063 SMOKEY A+M 1199
March 1971 Hollywood, CA - Cymbal  and Clinger (Johnny Cymbal  and Peggy Clinger)
C01 71L 1995 THE MOOKIE MOKIE MAN Marina MR 502 MGM K14256
C02 71L 2322 THE POLL SHOOTER Marina MR 502 MGM K14256
1972 Western recorders, Studio 2, Hollywood, CA/ The Record Plant, Hollywood, CA - Cymbal and Clinger (Johnny Cymbal [vcl], Peggy Clinger [vcl], Dean Parks [gt], Larry Carlton [gt], Louie Shelton [gt],  Joe Osborne/ Max Bennett [bass], Hal Blaine/ Jim Gordon [drums], Alan Estes/ Gary Coleman [percussion],  Mike Omartian / Mike Melvoin [keyboards], Lew McCreary/ Slyde Hyde [trombone], Chuck Findley/ Ollie Mitchell [trumpet], Jim Horn, Bob Hardaway, Tom Scott [woodwinds] + strings leaded by Jim Getzoff.  Producer: Wes Farrell)
C03 EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE SOMEBODY Chelsea CHE 1002 
C04 YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT Chelsea CHE 1002 
C05 DREAMS OF YOU Chelsea CHE 1002 
C06 ROCK ME BABY Chelsea CHE 1002 
C07 THE POOL SHOOTER Chelsea CHE 1002 
C08 NOBODY KNOWS Chelsea CHE 1002 
C09 BHKS-6149  GOD BLESS YOU ROCK’N’ROLL Chelsea 78-0106/CHE-1002
C10 A LITTLE BIT NO, A LITTLE BIT YES Chelsea 78-0112/CHE 1002 
C11 FOR EVER AND EVER Chelsea 78-0106/CHE 1002 
C12 BHKS-6152 THE DYING RIVER 78-0112/Chelsea CHE 1002
Ca early 1990s Nashville, TN – Johnny Cymbal, w. Austin Roberts [-1], Jan Arnold [-2], Gene Pistilli [-3]
TEARS READY TO ROLL Darn Good 2008-100-1 
BEAM ME UP SCOTTY Darn Good 2008-100-1  
CAN'T LIVE WITH 'EM Darn Good 2008-100-1  
GUESS WHO'S BACK IN TOWN (THE KILLER) Darn Good 2008-100-1 
I'VE BEEN CALLED WORSE Darn Good 2008-100-1  
ROCKABILLY Darn Good 2008-100-1  
THIS HOUSE IS HAUNTED Darn Good 2008-100-1  
I'M GONNA GET YOU -1 Darn Good 2008-100-1  
YOU CAN'T OFFER ME MORE Darn Good 2008-100-1  
MADE FOR EACH OTHER Darn Good 2008-100-1  
UNTIL WE LEARN HOW TO DANCE Darn Good 2008-100-1  
ONE NIGHT IN DALLAS Darn Good 2008-100-1  
AGES AND AGES AGO Darn Good 2008-100-1  
HERE'S TO THE HUNTER Darn Good 2008-100-1  
LIVING IN THE LIGHT OF HIS LOVE Darn Good 2008-100-1  
RUNNIN' FOR COVER -1 Darn Good 2008-100-2 
LET IT RAIN -2 Darn Good 2008-100-2
ROCK AND ROLL DADDY: '59 CADILLAC -3 Darn Good 2008-100-2
CAROLINA (KEEPS CALLING ME HOME) Darn Good 2008-100-2 
WRONG SIDE OF THE CITY -1 Darn Good 2008-100-2
BREAK THE CHAIN Darn Good 2008-100-2 
HE NEVER WOULD HAVE SEEN HER Darn Good 2008-100-2 
HOT NIGHT -1 Darn Good 2008-100-2 
I JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOU Darn Good 2008-100-2 
I'M DRINKIN' CANADA DRY Darn Good 2008-100-2 
TRUE CONFESSIONS -1 Darn Good 2008-100-2 
MEMORIES OF YOU Darn Good 2008-100-2 
SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE Darn Good 2008-100-2
WORDS AND MUSIC Darn Good 2008-100-2 
There are more pseudonyms used by Johnny Cymbal, info not available yet

ALBUMS
Kapp KL-1324/KS-3324 Mr. Bass Man: Mr Bass Man; Walk Right In;  Our Day Will Come;  Indian Giver;  Sacred Lovers;  You‘re Sixteen;  Teenage Heaven;  Do The bird;  Out Of My Mind;  Refreshmint Time;  Cinderella baby;  South Street  - 03-63 (rev. May 4)
Chelsea CHE-1002 Cymbal and Clinger: Everybody Wants To Be Somebody; You Can't Always Get What You Want; Dreams Of You; Rock Me Baby; The Pool Shooter; Nobody Knows; God Bless You Rock 'N' Roll; A Little Bit No, A Little Bit Yes; For Ever And Ever; The Dying River – 72 (MX BHRS 6141/2)
Alligator [ESP] 56.0079 Historia Del Rock and Roll No. 10: Mr. Bass Man; Hurdy Gurdy Man; Cinderella Baby; You're Sixteen; Do The Bird; Dum Dum Dee Dum; Mars Mallow; Little Miss Lonely; True Lovin'; Indian Giver; Tia Juana; Teenage Heaven; Refreshment Time; Sacred Lovers Rom - 86 (sampler)
Kapp [ESP, bootleg] KS-3324 Mr. Bass Man: Mr. Bass Man;  Marshmallow;  Dum Dum Dee Dum;  Surfin' At Tia Juana; There Goes A Bad Girl; Little Miss Lonely; True Lovin';  Hurdy Gurdy Man; Connie; Out Of My Time; Refreshment Time; Teenage Heaven; Do The Bird; Cinderella Baby; South Street; Sacred Lovers Vow; You're Sixteen; Indian Giver; Walk Right In; Our Day Will Come – 8-?  (references in sessions list as KS-3324(b))    
Taragon 1006 Very Best Of Johnny Cymbal: Mr. Bass Man; Sacred Lovers Vow; Teenage Heaven; Cinderella Baby; Dum Dum Dee Dum; Marshmallow; There Goes A Bad Girl; Robinson Crusoe On Mars; Little Miss Lonely; 16 Shades Of Blue; Cheat, Cheat; Mr. Bass Man (alternate take) – 22-08-95 (Kapp recordings)
Sparkletone [EU] SP-CD 99014 Mr. Bass Man And Other Classics: Mr. Bass Man (alt.); Marshmallow; Surfin At Tia Juana; Dum Dum Dee Dum; Refreshment Time; Cinderella Baby; Sacred Lovers Vow; Teenage Heaven; Connie; Indian Giver; Pack Of Lies; Sixteen Shades Of Blue; Cheat, Cheat; Little Miss Lonely; Mr. Bass Man; You're Sixteen; Our Day Will Come; Walk Right In; There Goes A Bad Girl; Robinson Crusoe On Mars; Hurdy Gurdy Man; True Lovin'; Day To Day; Out Of My Mind; Do The Bird; South Street; It'll Be Me; Go V.W. Go; Bachelor Man; Bunny; Always Always; The Water Was Red – 95
Point [EU] CD 16290 Mr. Bass Man - 25 All Time Hits: Mr. Bass Man;  Refreshment Time;  Little Miss Lonely; Cinderella Baby; Teenage Heaven;  Connie;  Pack Of Lies; Sixteen Shades Of Blue; Indian Giver; Sacred Lovers Vow; Out Of My Mind;  You're Sixteen;  Walk Right In; Our Day Will Come; South Street; Do The Bird;  Marshmallow;  (Surfin' At) Tijuanna; There Goes A Bad Girl; Hurdy Gurdy Man; Dum Dum Dee Dum;  Always Always;  True Lovin'; Bachelor Man; Day To Day - 95
And More Bears [GER] AMB 85002  Mr. Bass Man - The Acetates: Go V.W. Go;  More Of You;  Who's Gonna Love Me;  Rover Boy;  Outside My World;  Summertime U.S.A.;  Thanks A Lot;  Teenage Heaven;  I'm Still Love You;  Slow Dancin' With Don;  Street Talk;  Don't Make A Mountain Out..;  Mr. Bassman [original demo];  Mr. Bassman [alternate take]
Darn Good 2008-100-1  Some Songs I Left Behind, vol. 1:  Tears Ready to Roll; Beam Me Up Scotty;  Can't Live With 'Em;  Guess Who's Back In Town (The Killer); I've Been Called Worse;  Rockabilly;  This House Is Haunted;  I'm Gonna Get You (feat. Austin Roberts);  You Can't Offer Me More;  Made For Each Other;  Until We Learn How To Dance;  One Night In Dallas;  Ages and Ages Ago;  Here's To The Hunter;  Living In The Light Of His Love – 28-11-08
Darn Good 2008-100-2  Some Songs I Left Behind, vol. 2: Runnin' For Cover (feat. Austin Roberts);  Let It Rain (feat. Jan Arnold); Rock and Roll Daddy: '59 Cadillac) (feat. Gene Pistilli); Carolina (Keeps Calling Me Home);  Wrong Side Of The City (feat. Austin Roberts); Break The Chain;  He Never Would Have Seen Her;  Hot Night (feat. Austin Roberts);  I Just Can't Get Enough Of You;  I'm Drinkin' Canada Dry;  True Confessions (feat. Austin Roberts);  Memories of You;  Some Things Never Change; Words And Music – 28-11-08

SINGLES
MGM (1960
K 12935 Always, Always / It'll Be Me – 08-60 (rev. Aug. 29)
K 12978 The Water Was Red / Bunny – 01-61
Vee Jay (1963)
VJ 495 Bachelor Man / Growing Up With You – 02-63 (also on Kedlen 2001)
Kapp (1963-64)
K-503X Mr Bass Man / Sacred Lovers Vow – 01-63
K-524X Cinderella Baby / Teenage Heaven – 04-63
K-539X Dum Dum Dee Dum (Wedding Bells / (Surfin' At) Tia Juana – 07-63
K-556 Hurdy Gurdy Man / Marshmallow – 10-63 (rev. Oct. 5)
K-576 Refreshment Time / There Goes A Bad Girl – 02-64 (rev. Feb. 8)
K-594 Mitsu / Robinson Crusoe On Mars – 05-64
KR-1106 Pack Of Lies / Mitsu – 64 (issued in Japan)
K-614 Little Miss Lonely / Connie – 09-64
K-634 Sixteen Shades Of Blue / Cheat, Cheat – 12-64
KJB 81 Mr. Bass Man / Refreshment Time – 69 (reissue)
MCA 60043 Mr. Bass Man / Refreshment Time – 73 (reissue)
DCP International (1965)
DCP 1135 Go V.W. Go / Sorrow And Pain – 03-65 (rev. March 27)
DCP 1146 Summertime's Here At Last /  My Last Day – 06-65 (rev. June 25)
Columbia (1966)
4-43842 Jessica /  Good Morning Blues -10-10-66
Scepter (1967) as The Non Conformists
SCE 12184 Two-Legged Big Eyed Yellow Haired Crying Canary / Bird Walk – 01-67 (rev. Jan. 14)
SSS Int. (1967) as The Eye-Full Tower
SSS 700 Carol Cartoon / How About Me – 04-67
Musicor  (1967)
MU 1261 It Looks Like Love / May I Get To Know You – 08-67 (rev. Aug. 5)
MU 1271  Breaking Your Balloon / The Marriage Of Charlotte Brown – 10-67 (rev. Oct. 14)
Bang (1968) as by Derek
B-558 Cinnamon / This Is My Story – 08-68 (rev. Aug. 10)
B-566 Back Door Man / Sell Your Soul – 02-69 (rev. Feb. 15)
B-571 Inside Out – Outside In / Sell Your Soul – 08-69 (rev. Aug. 30)
SG-103 Cinnamon / Back Door Man – 73 (Solid Gold series)
Buddah (1968) as by Milk
80 Angela Jones / Ochiltree - 69
Tower (1969)
473 Snowball / Sell Your Soul – 04-69 as American Machine
487 Bless You / Hey Jane – 07-69 as Taurus
Amaret (1969)
45-110 Big River / Girl From Willow County – 08-69
45-111 Save All Your Lovin' / Ode To Bubble Gum – 08-69
A+M (1970) As Brother John
A+M 1199 Polyanna / Smokey – 06-70
MGM/Marina (1971) Cymbal and Clinger
K 14256 The Mookie Mokie Man / The Poll Shooter - 71 (cancelled) (issued on Marina MR 502 in September 1971)
Chelsea (1972) Cymbal and Clinger
78-0106 God Bless You Rock’n’Roll / For Ever And Ever -  10-72 (rev. Oct. 14)
78-0112 The Dying River / A Little Bit No, A Little Bit Yes – 01-73 (rev. Feb 3)
DJHO-0158 Boulder, Colorado / Boulder, Colorado – 11-73 (promo)

Possibly Johnny Cymbal (nor confirmed yet) under more pseudonyms


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