Sunday, June 12, 2016

Cecil Surratt



2nd version
by Dick Grant, Dave Sax; Al Turner, Bill Daniels, Mario Manciotti, Praguefrank, Thieu Van De Vorst 
SESSIONS

1949 Charleston, WV – Cecil Surratt (Cecil Walker Surratt [vcl/gt], poss Lonnie Parsley [mandolin])
001 KNEEL DOWN AND PRAY M and L
002 unknown title M and L
003 unknown title M and L
004 unknown title M and L
unknown info – Cecil Surratt (Cecil Walker Surratt [vcl/gt], poss Lonnie Parsley [mandolin])
005 unknown title Howard
006 unknown title Howard
007 unknown title Howard
008 unknown title Howard
1952 unknown – Cecil Surratt and his West Virginia Ramblers
009 1352 THE BRIGHT CRYSTAL SEA Rich-R’-Tone 1059/Rounder 1017 JSP JSP-7731 Juneberry CDR MP3-201
010 1451 WHERE WILL YOU SPEND ETERNITY? Rich-R’-Tone 1059/1017 JSP-7731 Juneberry CDR MP3-201
Some copies of RICH-R’-TONE 1059 have the word “RAMBLERS” lined out by hand, and “MOUNTAIN BOYS” substituted.
ROUNDER 1071 LONGING FOR OLD VIRGINIA; JSP JSP-7731 BLUEGRASS EARLY CUTS: 1931-1953 (2004)
ca June 1959 unknown – Cecil Surratt and Smitty Smith (Cecil Walker Surratt [vcl/gt], King Edward “Smitty” Smith IV [?] + unknown musicians)
011 K4274 POOR ELLEN SMITH King 45-5226
012 K4275 THE DEVIL AND THE FARMER 45-5226
leased masters
August 1959 unknown – Cecil Surratt and Smitty Smith (Cecil Walker Surratt [vcl/gt], King Edward “Smitty” Smith IV [?] + unknown musicians)
013 K4321 GOING UP CRIPPLE CREEK King 45-5257
014 K4322 BROWN EYES 45-5257
leased masters
November 1959 unknown – Cecil Surratt and Smitty Smith (Cecil Walker Surratt [vcl/gt], King Edward “Smitty” Smith IV [?] + unknown musicians)
015 K4452 THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI King 45-5308/LP-1008
016 K4453 YOUR DARLING’S NOT HERE (JOHNNY BOY) 45-5308/LP-1008
017 K4454 WORRIED MAN King 45-5292
018 K4455 THE WRECK OF THE OLD 97 Audio Lab AL-1565
019 K4456 BARBARA ALLEN King 45-5292
leased masters
5 July 1960 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH – Cecil Surratt and Smitty Smith (Cecil Walker Surratt [vcl/gt], King Edward “Smitty” Smith IV [vcl/ld gt/banjo], Robert Pennington [banjo], Garland Nash [steel], Gene Ratliff [bass], Ray Starr [drums], Clyde Dillon [fiddle])
020 K4704 DO YOU MEAN THE WORDS YOU SAY 45-5383/LP 966 LP-1008
021 K4705 I STOPPED LIVING THE DAY YOU STOPPED LOVING ME LP 860 LP-1008
022 K4706 MILLIONS COULDN’T BUY YOUR LOVE FROM ME 45-5420/LP 966
023 K4707 SECOND HAND HEARTS 45-5528/LP 966 LP-1008
024 K4708 BUDDY’S STOMP LP 966/Audio Lab AL 1569
025 K4709 I MIGHT HAVE SAVED A BROKEN HEART LP 860 /LP 966 LP-1008
026 K4710 CHICKEN REEL LP 966/ Audio Lab AL 1565
027 K4711 THE CABIN 45-5448/LP 966 LP-1008 Odeon 60793
028 K4712 LOST INDIAN LP 966/ Audio Lab AL 1565
029 K4713 THE LAST MILE OF THE WAYLP 965 Audio Lab AL 1565
030 K4714 NEVER GROW OLD LP 966/ Audio Lab AL 1565
031 K4715 I’M NEVER TO MARRY LP 966/ Audio Lab AL 1565
032 K4716 OLD JOE CLARK LP 966/ Audio Lab AL 1565
033 K4717 ALL BECAUSE OF CALVARY Audio Lab AL 1565
034 K4718 SIPPIN’ CIDER LP 966/ Audio Lab AL 1565 LP-1008
035 K4719 LIZA JANE 45-5383/LP 966
036 K4720 DARLIN’ OH DARLIN’ LP 966/ Audio Lab AL 1565
037 K4721 THE WALTZ YOU SAVED FOR ME LP 966/Audio Lab AL 1565
038 K4722 JUST ONE LITTLE KISS 45-5448/LP 966
KING LP-965 24 SACRED SONGS (1966; ODEON O 60793 HILLBILLYU SALOON (GER)
5 July 1960 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH – Cecil Surratt and Smitty Smith (Cecil Walker Surratt [vcl/gt], King Edward “Smitty” Smith IV [vcl/ld gt], Robert Pennington [banjo], Garland Nash [steel], Gene Ratliff [bass], Ray Pennington [drums], Clyde Dillon [fiddle])
039 K4725 MIDNIGHT 45-5420
040 K4726 COUNTING THE DAYS LP 966 Audio Lab AL 1565 LP-1008
041 K4727 READ THE BIBLE EVERY DAY LP 860 LP 965 Audio Lab AL 1565
042 K4728 SMITTY’S BLUES –instr.- LP 966
043 K4729 BOIL THEM CABBAGE DOWN LP 966 Audio Lab AL 1565
044 K4730 SITTIN’ IN LP 966 Audio Lab AL 1565
045 K4731 OWL HOOT unissued
18 July 1961 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH – Cecil Surratt and Smitty Smith (Cecil Walker Surratt [vcl/gt], King Edward “Smitty” Smith IV [?] + unknown musicians)
046 K10908 S AND S RIDE 45-5528/LP 966
27 October 1962 unknown – Cecil Surratt and Smitty Smith (Cecil Walker Surratt [vcl/gt], King Edward “Smitty” Smith IV [?] + unknown musicians)
047 K11369 ALWAYS FREE 45-5702
leased masters
29 October 1962 unknown – Cecil Surratt and Smitty Smith (Cecil Walker Surratt [vcl/gt], King Edward “Smitty” Smith IV [?] + unknown musicians)
048 K11370 THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND 45-5702
leased masters
25 April 1963 King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH – Cecil Surratt and Smitty Smith (Cecil Walker Surratt [vcl/gt], King Edward “Smitty” Smith IV [?] + unknown musicians)
049 K11554 MY SHOES MUST HAVE FOLLOWED YOU 45-5811/LP 860 LP 966
050 K11555 HELLO MISTER HEARTACHE 45-5811/LP 860
051 K11556 I’LL NEVER TAKE YOU BACK LP 860
052 K11557 SPANISH GUITAR –instr.- LP 860
053 K11558 RIDING THE ROADS 45-5759/LP 860
054 K11559 A PLACE IN THE SUN 45-5759/LP 860
055 K11560 MY HEART CAN’T UNDERSTAND LP 860
056 K11561 LOVER’S RENDEZVOUS LP 860
057 K11562 BEHIND OUR CLOSED DOOR LP 860
March 1964 Salem, VA – Cecil Surratt and Smitty Smith (Cecil Surratt [vcl/rh gt], Smitty Smith [vcl/ld gt], Charles Davis [dobro], Bud Gentry [bass], Robert Pennington [drums], Don Whitt [piano])
058 R4KM-8495 A TIME FOR LOVE Upland E-657
059 R4KM-8496 THE LEGEND OF MAC DAY Upland E-657/LP-1008
July 1964 Salem, VA – Cecil Surratt and Smitty Smith (Cecil Surratt [vcl/rh gt], Smitty Smith [vcl/ld gt], ? [steel], Bud Gentry [bass], Robert Pennington [drums] + Jerome Hayes, Lee Snow, Otis Snow, John Blankenship pbck vcl])
060 BLACK MAGIC unissued/LP-1008
early 1965 unknown – Cecil Surratt And Smitty Smith
061 S4KM-2056 GOD IS NEAR Upland E-661/No #
062 S4KM-2057 SOMETIMES A MOUNTAIN Upland E-661/No #
1967 Arthur Smith Studio, 5457 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC – Cecil Surratt And Smitty Smith
063 U4KM-8403 CITY OF CLAY Upland 668 /No #
064 U4KM-8404 I'LL NEVER STEP DOWN Upland 668
1970 Arthur Smith Studio, 5457 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC – Cecil Surratt (Cecil Surratt [vcl/rh gt], Bob Ratliff [ld gt], Tommy Faile [bass], Gene Ratliff [bass], Clyde Dillon [drums], Don Whitt [piano])
065 Z4KM-5908 A CHANGE IN ME Upland E-676/No #
066 Z4KM-5909 EAST OF EDEN Upland E-676/No #  Binge LP-1008
Btw 1964-1970 Arthur Smith Studio, 5457 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC – Cecil Surratt
067 REMIND ME LORD Upland No #
068 AT THE END OF THE ROAD Upland No #
069 MY LORD WILL TALL IT LIKE IT IS Upland No #
070 ONLY THE MASTER Upland No #
071 I STEPPED UP TO JESUS Upland No #
072 WORLD WITHOUT LIGHT Upland No #
073 ALONE WITH GOD Upland No # – 6-
1974 unknown, WV – Cecil Surratt and Hazel Wolfe
074 OUR LOVE WILL BE ENOUGH Upland RC-001
075 CON TENEREZZA RC-001
1970s? Unknown, WV – Cecil Surratt
076 HOW GREAT THOU ART Upper Room US 500
Ca 1982 poss. Nashville, TN – Cecil Surratt (Producer: Elbert Street)
077 SR-135A PITTSBURGH CITY Sunrize 135
078 SR-135B THE ARMS OF LOVE Sunrize 135
1988 unknown, WV – Cecil Surratt and Dean Reed, The Border Boys
079 FB-01A WINDS OF CHANGE Fireball FB-01
080 FB-01B ALMOST HEAVEN, W. VA. Fireball FB-01
081 YOU CHANGED MY LIFE
082 THE SINGER
083 WEST VIRGINIA WALTZ
084 IF YOU SEE MY BABY
085 TRAVELIN’ TRUCKIN’ MAN
086 I LEFT OUR PAST BEHIND
087 YESTERDAY YOU SAID YOU LOVED ME
088 BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS
089 WORLD OF MAKE BELIEVE
089 SPANISH EYES
tracks above issued on album Winds Of Change

Cecil Surratt also recorded album of children’s songs in 1990. No detailed info traced

ALBUMS
Audio Lab AL-1565 Songs Everybody Knows: Old Joe Clark; Darlin', Oh Darlin'; Wreck Of The Old 97; Last Mile Of The Way; Counting The Days; Never Grow Old; Chicken Reel; Sippin' Cider; All Because Of Calvary; Sittin' In; Boil Them Cabbage Down; Lost Indian; Read The Bible Every Day; The Waltz You Saved For Me; I'm Never To Marry - 61 w. Smitty Smith
King 860 Country Music From The Heart Of The Country: My Shoes Must Have Followed You; A Place In The Sun; Spanish Guitar; Hello Mister Heartache; I'll Never Take You Back; Lover's Rendezvous; Riding The Roads; Behind Our Closed Door; I Might Have Saved A Broken Heart; My Heart Can't Understand; I Stopped Living The Day You Stopped Loving Me; Smitty's Blues – 63 w. Smitty Smith
King 966 Good Country Singing And Pickin': Mountaineers Always Free (Montani Semper Libert); 5 And 5 Ride; Counting The Days; Chicken Reel; Darlin' Oh Darlin'; Sittin'; I'm Never To Marry; Sippin' Cider; Boil Them Cabbage Down; Second Hand Heart; Millions Couldn't Buy Your Love From Me; Lost Indian; Old Joe Clark; Liza Jane; The Waltz You Saved For Me; I Might Have Saved A Broken Heart; Just One Little Kiss; Do You Mean The Words You Say; Never Grow Old; The Cabin; My Shoes Must Have Followed You; Smitty's Blues; Barbara Allen; Buddy's Stomp – 66 w. Smitty Smith
Upper Room no # Cecil Surratt Sings God Is Near: God Is Near; A Change In Me; Remind Me Lord; East Of Eden; At The End Of The Road; Sometimes A Mountain; My Lord Will Tall It Like It Is; City Of Clay; Only The Master; I Stepped Up To jesus; World Without Light; Alone With God – 70?
Binge [GER] LP-1008 East Of Eden: East Of Eden; The Cabin; Do You Mean The Words You Say; The Mighty Mississippi; I might Have Saved A Broken Heart; I Stopped Living The Day You Stopped Loving Me; Sippin‘ Cider; Count The Days; Black Magic; Legend of Mac Day; Second Hand Hearts; Your Darling’s Not Here, Johnny Boy – 87
Fireball ? Winds Of Change: You Changed My Life; The Singer; West Virginia Waltz; If You See My Baby; Travelin’ Truckin’ Man; I Left Our Past Behind; Yesterday You Said You Loved Me; Blue Ridge Mountains; World Of Make Believe; Winds Of Change; Almost Heaven, West Virginia; Spanish Eyes – 01-06-88 W. Dean Reed (poss. cassette only)
BACM [UK] CD D 389 Last Mile Of the Way: Wreck Of The Old 97; Chicken Reel; Last Mile Of The Way; Old Joe Clark; Darlin' Oh Darlin'; Read The Bible Every Day; Counting The Days; All Because Of Calvary; Sippin' Cider; The Waltz You Saved For Me (Instr.); I'm Never To Marry; Sittin' In (Instr.); Lost Indian (Instr.); Never Grow Old; Boil 'Em Cabbage Down (Instr.); The Devil And The Farmer; Poor Ellen Smith; Mighty Mississippi; I Might Have Saved A Broken Heart; I Stopped Living The Day You Stopped Loving Me; Smitty's Blues (Instr.); S And S Ride (Instr.); Bluegrass Mountaineers Always Free; Second Hand Hearts; This Land Is Your Land; Cabin; Do You Mean The Words You Say – 12 w Smity Smith


SINGLES
M and L
two unknown singles
Howard
two unknown singles
Rich-R-Tone (1953)
1059 Where Will You Spend Eternity / The Bright Crystal Sea – 05-53 (rev. May 16)


King (1959-63) w. Smitty Smith
45-5226 Poor Ellen Smith / The Devil And The Farmer – ca 13-07-59 w. Smitty Smith
45-5257 Going Up Cripple Creek / Brown Eyes - 09-59 w. Smitty Smith  (rev. Sept. 21)
45-5292 Barbara Allen / Worried Man - 12-59 w. Smitty Smith
45-5308 The Mighty Mississippi / Your Darling's Not Here Johnny Boy - 01-60 w. Smitty Smith
45-5383 Lil Liza Jane / Do You Mean The Words You Say? - 08-60 (rev. Aug. 15) w. Smitty Smith
45-5420 Midnight / Millions Couldn't Buy Your Love For Me - 11-60 w. Smitty Smith  (rev. Nov. 21)
45-5448 The Cabin / Just One Little Kiss - 03-61 w. Smitty Smith
45-5528 Second Hand Hearts / S And S Ride - 06-61 w. Smitty Smith
45-5702 Bluegrass Mountaineers Always Free / This Land Is Your Land - 12-62
45-5759 Riding The Roads / A Place In The Sun - 06-63 w. Smitty Smith (rev. Aug. 31)
45-5811 My Shoes Must Have Followed You / Hello Mister Heartache - 10-63 w. Smitty Smith
Upland (1964-65)
E-657 The Legend Of Mac Day / Time For Love - 64
E-661 God Is Near / Sometimes A Mountain – 65 w. Smitty Smith
E-668/643P-8403 City Of Clay / I'll Never Step Down – 67 w. Smitty Smith
E-676/643P-5908 A Change In Me / East Of Eden  – 70
RC-001 Our Love Will Be Enough / Con Tenerezza -74 w. Hazel Wolfe
Upper Room
US 500 [Rev. Leonard Repass:]  A Soldiers Letter / [Cecil Suratt:] How Great Thou Art
Sun Rize
SR-135 Pittsburgh City / The Arms Of Love – 82?
Fireball (1988)
FB-01 Winds Of Change / Almost Heaven, W. Va. – 01-06-88 w. Dean Reed

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