Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Big Slim (McAuliffe, Aliff)



Harry C.McAuliffe, *09-05-1903? Bluefield, Mercer County, WV, +13-10-1966
By Praguefrank, Tony Russell, Mario Manciotti

SESSIONS
17 December 1936 Decca Studio, New York City –  Harry C. McAuliffe  as by Big Slim Aliff (Big Slim Aliff [vcl/gt/ harmonica])
001 61488-A LITTLE RAG DOLL Decca 5329
002 61489-A FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW  5316
003 61490-A NEW BIRMINGHAM JAIL  5316
004 61491-A PUT MY LITTLE SHOES AWAY  5329
1947 unknown – Big Slim
005 AD 1545 FOGGY RIVER Dixie 113
006 AD 1546 HANNAH  Dixie 113
1940s unknown – Big Slim And His Oklahoma Boys
007 WHEELING BOOGIE Page P 503
008 BROKEN RAVELED ENDS Page P 503
009 I HAD TO LEARN THE HARD WAY P 507
010 NEVER GET TOO HIGH  P 507
1951 unknown – Big Slim
011 288 THE BIG RODEO Cozy 288/289
012 289 PHILADELPHIA LAWYER Cozy 288/289

1961 unknown – Big Slim The Lone Cowboy with The Golden Valley Boys (Harry McAuliffe [vcl/gt], Claude Bradimore [rh gt], Dam Perry [el spanish gt/fiddle], Dick Bradimore [steel], Bill Gibbs [bass]. Producer: Don Bass)
013 SUNNY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN ARC 523  
014 PUT ME IN YOUR POCKET ARC 523  
015 WHERE THE OLD RED RIVER FLOWS ARC 523  
016 WONDERING ARC 523  
017 THOUGHT I HEARD YOU CALL MY NAME ARC 523  
018 RELEASE ME ARC 523  
019 PATANIO ARC 523  
020 GOLDEN RIVER ARC 523  
021 SPECKLED BIRD NO. 4 ARC 523  
022 RAINBOWS END ARC 523  
023 TRAGIC ROMANCE ARC 523  
024 OVER THE HILL ARC 523  
1962 unknown – Big Slim The Lone Cowboy
025 LITTLE JOE ARC 544  
026 GO DOWN TO THE GRAVEYARD ARC 544
027 PINK PARTY DRESS ARC 544
028 FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW ARC 544
029 BLUE VELVET BAND ARC 544
030 LITTLE BLOSSOM ARC 544
031 OLD ROVER ARC 544
032 COWBOY DANCE ARC 544
033 DON'T BLAME THE CHILDREN ARC 544
034 WILL YOU LOVE ME WHEN I'M OLD ARC 544  
1962 unknown – Big Slim
035 TRAIN WHISTLE BLUES Gee Gee 662
036 JIMMIE'S MEAN MAMA BLUES Gee Gee 662
037 DADDY AND HOME Gee Gee 662
038 BRAKEMAN'S BLUES Gee Gee 662
039 THE DRUNKARD'S SON Gee Gee 662
1964 unknown – Big Slim The Lone Cowboy with The Blue Valley Boys
040 RAINBOW AT MIDNIGHT ARC 583
041 LETTER EDGED IN BLACK ARC 583
042 BILLY VENEERO ARC 583
043 OLD SHEP ARC 583
044 MOTHER QUEEN OF MY HEART ARC 583
045 OKLAHOMA HILLS ARC 583
046 LITTLE OLD RAG DOLL ARC 583
047 NEVER SAY GOODBYE ARC 583
048 WEARY RIVER ARC 583
049 WHEN MY BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD ARC 583


ALBUMS

ARC [CAN] 523 Big Slim The Lone Cowboy: Sunny Side Of The Mountain;  Put Me In Your Pocket;  Where The Old Red River Flows;  Wondering;  Thought I Heard You Call My Name;  Release Me;  Patanio;  Golden River;  Speckled Bird No. 4;  Rainbows End;  Tragic Romance;  Over The Hill - 61
ARC [CAN]  544 Old Favourites:  Little Joe;  Go Down To The Graveyard; Pink Party Dress; Footprints In The Snow; Blue Velvet Band; Little Blossom; Old Rover; Cowboy Dance; Don't Blame The Children;. Will You Love Me When I'm Old - 62
ARC [CAN] 583 On Tour With Big Slim:  Rainbow at Midnight; Letter Edged in Black; -Billy Veneero; Old Shep; Mother Queen of My Heart; Oklahoma Hills; Little Old Rag Doll; Never Say Goodbye; Weary River; When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold – 64 Big Slim The Lone Cowboy With The Blue Valley Boys


EPs
Gee Gee  662 Big Slim Sings Jimmie Rodgers Blues: Train Whistle Blues; Jimmie's Mean Mama Blues; Daddy And Home / Brakeman's Blues; The Drunkard's Son  - 62 (MX: NO8U-1819/20)
                                   

SINGLES
Decca (1936)
5316 Footprints In The Snow / New Birmingham Jail – 11-01-37
5329 Put My Little Shoes Away / Little Rag Doll – 02-38
Dixie
113 Foggy River / Hannah – 47
Page (1940s)
P 503 Wheeling Boogie / Broken Raveled Ends – 4-
P 507 I Had To Learn The Hard Way /  Never Get Too High – 4-
Cozy
288/289 The Big Rodeo / Philadelphia Lawyer – 51


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