Friday, June 3, 2016

Gene Henslee



*Boswell, OK
4th version
By Dick Grant, Michel Ruppli, Mario Manciotti, Kent Heineman, Praguefrank, Carl LaFong
SESSIONS

19 January 1953 Dallas, TX – Gene Henslee
001 IF-424  HOW CAN I TELL YOU Imperial 45-8178
002 IF-425  WHAT WILL YOU DO THEN 45-8178
3 June 1953 Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX - Gene Henslee (Producer: Lew Chudd)
003 IF 491 I’M LIKE A KID  A-WAITIN’ 45-8204
004 IF 492 ARE YOU MISSING WHAT I’M MISSING 45-8204
November 1953 Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX - Gene Henslee
005 IF 547 A GIRL NAMED HEART BRAKE  45-8227
006 IF 548 DIG’N AND DATIN’  45-8227/UAS 30173 Bb-CD 55159
UNITED ARTISTS UAS-30173 IMPERIAL ROCKABILLIES, Vol.2. (UK, 1979); BUFFALO BOP BbCD-55159 ROCKABILLY BOYS (GER, 2003)
26 May 1954 Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX - Gene Henslee (Producer: Lew Chudd)
007 IF 604 NAUGHTY AND NICE  X8260
008 IF 605 ROCKIN’ BABY  X8277/UAS 30173
009 IF 606 WHAT WILL I DO?  X8277/CD 5009
010 IF 607 TRY AS I MAY  X8260
CACTUS CD 5009 ROCKIN‘ HILLBILLY VOL. 10
ca November 1963 Summit Studio, Dallas, TX - Gene Henslee (Producer: Al Klein)
011 DM-L 063101 SHAMBLES  Melody M-110  Brownfield BF 1 UA 946
012 DM-L 063102 BEAUTIFUL WOMEN  Melody M-110
1965 Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 W. Seventh Street, Fort Worth, TX – Gene Henslee (Producer: Major Bill Smith)
013 B-2 I JUST AIN'T GOT  Brownfield BF 1-2 Billie Fran 1
014 B-3 BACK IN MY WILD DAYS  Brownfield BF 3  B45-300 Billie Fran 3
015 B-4 A HECK OF LIFE Brownsfield BF 3  B45-300 Billie Fran 3
1965 Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 W. Seventh Street, Fort Worth, TX – Gene Henslee (Producer: Major Bill Smith)
016 BF 202 ZTSB-106053 I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME Brownfield BF 1 Billie Fran BF 202 205 UA 946
017 LH-2128 WHEN TH COLD WIND BLOWS Brownfield BF 25
018 LH-2129 I CAN’T HELP MYSELF Brownfield BF 25
019 YOU JUST CAN\T QUIT Billie Fran 002
1966 Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 W. Seventh Street, Fort Worth, TX – Gene Henslee (Producer: Major Bill Smith)
020 LH 2446 IF YOU REALLY WANT ME TO I'LL GO  Billie Fran BF 202 205 Bobby R 101
021 BF 30-1/SoN 45981 MY FORTUNE (IS YOU) [I MADE A FORTUNE THAT DAY] Brownfield BF 30 Billie Fran 30 Jubilee 45-9015
022 BF-30-2/SoN 45982/S-9202 THINGS I WANT TO BE Brownfield BF 30 Starday 45-904 Billie Fran 30 BF 013 Robbie R 102
023 WELCOME TO HARDTIMES Billie Fran BF 013
1967 Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 W. Seventh Street, Fort Worth, TX – Gene Henslee (Producer: Major Bill Smith)
024 JH 43/JOZ-596 SOUL OF A MAN –instr.-    Josie 45-982 BF 14
025 JOZ-597 SOUL OF A MAN Josie 45-982 BF 14 Bobby R 101
1968 Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 W. Seventh Street, Fort Worth, TX – Gene Henslee (Producer: Major Bill Smith)
026 TODAY’S BETTER THAH YESTERDAY Billie Fran BF-20
027 CITY OF HOPE Billie Fran BF-20
028 BIG VINE COVERED HOUSE  LeCam unissued
029 GOING BACK HOME LeCam unissued
030 GOT TO START THINKING ABOUT TOMORROW LeCam unissued
1968 Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 W. Seventh Street, Fort Worth, TX – Gene Henslee (Producer: Major Bill Smith)
031 HARD TIMES LeCam unissued
032 I BELIEVE IN MUSIC LeCam unissued
033 YOU JUST CAN’T QUIT LeCam unissued
034 BEAUTIFUL WOMAN LeCam unissued
1969 Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 W. Seventh Street, Fort Worth, TX – Gene Henslee (Producer: Major Bill Smith)
035 LH-5987 SIX MEN Bobby R 101
1970 unknown – Gene Henslee
036 S-9201  LIFE TO LEGEND (A TRIBUTE TO BOB WILLS) Starday 45-904/SLP-469
STARDAY SP 469 THE BOB WILLS STORY (1970)
9 November 1971 unknown – Gene Henslee
037 DMRS 71109A I’VE FOUND SOMEONE OF MY OWN  Billie Fran BF 200
038 DMRS 71109B TODAY I FEEL LIKE GOING HOME Billie Fran BF 200
1972 Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 W. Seventh Street, Fort Worth, TX – Scott Grady and Gene Henslee
039 LC 7204/116 NOBODY'S DONE IT LIKE BOB  Christi LC 1019/Billy Fran GH-14
040 LC 720427/DM 307/LC 772 BLACK VELVET*  Christi C-307 
1973 Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 W. Seventh Street, Fort Worth, TX –  Gene Henslee (Producer: Major Bill Smith)
041 IT ALL STERTED WITH BOB Christi LC 820
1973 Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 W. Seventh Street, Fort Worth, TX –  Gene Henslee and Friends (Producer: Major Bill Smith)
042 LC 853-R NOBODY'S DONE IT LIKE BOB  Christi LC 1019 LeCam LC 334
1974 Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 W. Seventh Street, Fort Worth, TX – Gene Henslee, * and Jody Lyons Singers [-1]
043 LC 887 SATURDAY NIGHT AT CAIN‘S  Christi LC 304 LC 921
044 LC 888 WALKING DOWN THE ROAD  -1 Christi LC 304
1975 Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 W. Seventh Street, Fort Worth, TX –  Gene Henslee (Producer: Major Bill Smith)
045 HERE COME THE BLUES Billie Fran 2500/1
046 HANGING UP MY OLD GUITAR Billie Fran 2500/1
ca May 1975 Pantego Studios, 2310 Raper St., Arlington TX - Gene Henslee (Gene Henslee [vcl], Gerry Hall [steel], Billie Henslee/ Frances Henslee [bass/bck vcl], Bobby Boltright [fiddle], Tommy Camfield [fiddle], Jerry Abbott [piano] + more unknown musicians)
047 SAN ANTONIO ROSE Billie Fran GH-13
048 LC 31075A THE BOY FROM TURKEY, TEXAS  Cristi LC 410/Billie Fran GH-13
049 NOBODY'S DONE IT LIKE BOB Billie Frank GH 13
050 BOB, ALL THE PLAYBOYS AND ME Billie Fran GH 13
051 SATURDAY NIGHT AT CAIN’S GH 13
052 LIFE TO LEGEND (A TRIBUTE TO BOB WILLS) Billie Fran BF-14/GH-13
053 I CUT MY TEETH ON GOOD OLD WESTERN SWING Billie Fran GH 13
054 CONVICT AND THE ROSE Billie Fran GH-13
055 I WISH I FELT THIS WAY AT HOME Billie Fran GH-13
056 PANHANDLE RAG Billie Fran GH-13
057 IT’S YOUR WAGON, PULL IT Christi LC 410
1975 unknown – Gene Henslee (Producer: George G. Ware)
058 LC 31075B TRAVELIN’ COWBOYS  Billie Fran BF 14
1976 Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 W. Seventh Street, Fort Worth, TX– Gene Henslee                                      
059 G 1 A COUPLE MORE YEARS G G G 1/2
060 G 2 GETTIN’ DRUNK AND OUTA HAND G G G 1/2 G G 1077
1977 Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 W. Seventh Street, Fort Worth, TX– Gene Henslee                                      
061 LIFE’S A MISERY-DEALING MOTHER G G 1077
1978 Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 W. Seventh Street, Fort Worth, TX  - Gene Henslee, * and Major Smith (Producer: Major Smith and Terry Beene)
062 THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES* Christi LC 921 LC 1019 LC 4580
063 SATURDAY NIGHT AT CAIN’S LC 921
1979 Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 W. Seventh Street, Fort Worth, TX– Gene Henslee  (Producer: Don Coors)                                     
064 DC4A (SHE'S NOT) LAYING IN THIS BED WITH ME TONITE Coors DC 4 DC 5
065 DC 4B A PRETTY GOOD SONG Coors DC 4
066 DC 5A I THREW THE BEST PART AWAY Coors DC 5
1979 Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 W. Seventh Street, Fort Worth, TX– Gene Henslee  (Producer: Don Coors)                                  
067 DC7 I’VE LOST MY WILL, AND MY POWER  Coors DC 7

ALBUMS
Billie Fran GH-13  The Boy From Turkey, Texas (As I Remember Him):
San Antonio Rose; The Boy From Turkey, Texas; Nobody's Done It Like Bob; Bob, All The Playboys And Me;  Saturday Night At Cain's; Life To Legend; I Cut My Teeth On Good Old Western Swing; Convict And The Rose;  I Wish I Felt This Way At Home; Panhandle Rag; Life To Legend - 75 (Life to Legend is included twice with the same running time 2:45)                                                      

SINGLES
Imperial (1953-54)       
45-8178 How Can I Tell You / What Will You Do Then – 27-01-53
45-8204 I’m Like A Kid A Waitin’ / Are You Missing What I’ Missing? – 28-07-53 (rev. Aug. 1)
45-8227 Dig'n And Datin' / The Girl Named Heart Brake - 01-01-54 (rev. Jan. 9)
X8260 Naughty And Nice / Try As I May – 01-07-54
X8277 Rockin' Baby / What Will I Do – 01-10-54 (rev. Nov. 27)
Mel-O-Dy  (1964, subsidiary of Motown)      
M 110 Shambles / Beautiful Women – 21-01-64
Brownfield (1965-)
BF 1/2 Shambles / I Just Ain't Got – 65
BF 3/4 Back In My Wild Days / A Heck Of A Life – 65
BF 25 When The Cold Wind Blows / I Can't Help Myself - 65
BF 30 My Fortune (Is You) / Things I Want To Be - 66 (also on Billy Fran 30, Jubilee 45-9015)
B 45-300 Back In My Wild Days / A Heck Of A Life - 65
Billy Fran
BF 1 Shambles / I Don't Want To Go Home  - 65  (also UA 946 in Nov. 1965)        
BF-002 If You Really Want Me To I'll Go / You Just Can’t Quit – 66
BF-14 Soul Of A Man / Soul Of A Man (instr.) – 12-09-67 (rev. Sept. 23, also as Josie 45-982)
BF-20 Today’s Better Than Yesterday / City Of Hope - 68
BF 013 Welcome To Hardtimes / I Made A Fortune - 67
BF 200 Today I feel Like Going Home / I've Found Someone Of My Own - 71
BFR 2500/2501 Here Come The Blues / Hangin Up My Old Guitar - 75
BF 202  The Convict And The Rose / I Wish I Felt This Way At Home - 75
GH-13 I Cut My Teeth On Good / Bob, All The Playboys And Me - 75
BF-14 Travelin' Cowboys / Life To Legend (A Tribute To Bob Wills) – 75
Bobby
R-101 If You Really Want Me To I'll Go / Six Men - 69
Starday (1970)       
45-904 Life To Legend (A Tribute To Bob Wills)  / Things I Want To Be – 13-06-70 (rev. june 13)
Christi
C-307 - Nobody's Done It Like Bob / Black Velvet – 72 w. Scott Grady
LC 304 - Saturday Night At Cains / Walking Down The road (and Jody Lyons Singers) -  74
LC-410 It’s Your Wagon, Pull It / The Boy From turkey, Texas – 75
LC 1019 - Thanks For The Memories (with Major Bill Smith) / Nobody's Done It Like Bob (and Friend) – 80
LC 4580 Thanks For The Memories (with Major Bill Smith)  / ?
LeCam
LC 334 - If You Really Want Me To I'll Go / Nobody's Done It Like Bob - 73
820 It All Started With Bob / Soul Of A Man
LC 921 - Saturday Night At Cain‘s / Thanks For The Memories - 78
G G
G 1/2- A Couple More Years / Gettin' Drunk And Outa Hand - 76
GG 1077 Gettin‘Drunk And Out Of Hand / Life’s A Misery-Dealing Mother - 77
Coors
DC 4  (She's Not) Laying In This Bed With Me Tonite / A Pretty Good Song - 79
DC 5  I Threw The Best Part Away / (She's Not) Laying In This Bed With Me Tonite – 79
DC 7  I’ve Lost All My Will, And My Power / ? - 79

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