Saturday, July 9, 2016

Bertie Higgins



Elbert Joseph "Bertie" Higgins, *08-12-1944, Tarpon Springs, FL
2nd version

by Praguefrank

SESSIONS also member of The Romans in mid 1960s
1977 Gettings-In-The-Woods, FL - Elbert Higgins (Producer: Charles Klimp)
001 DOESN'T ANYBODY WANT TO HEAR A LOVE SONG Rio RR 1001
002 ONLY YESTERDAY Rio RR 1001
1979 unknown - Elbert Higgins (Producer: Elbert Higgins)
004 SANCTUARY Sanctuary SR 10001
005 PELICAN PELICAN  Sanctuary SR 10001
January/November 1981 Pyramid "Eye" Recording Studio, Lookout Mountain, GA/Southern Tracks Recording Studios, Atlanta, GA – Bertie Higgins (Bertie Higgins [vcl/gt/cymbals/bck vcl], Shelton Irwin [gt], Ken Bell [gt], Jeff Pinkham [gt/mandolin], Barry Richmond [el gt], Norman Blake [mandolin], Gary Baker/Arch Pearson [bass gt], Bill Marshall, Owen Hale [drums], Edward Higgins/Mickey Buckins [congas/percussion], Steve Nathan [piano/organ/keyboards], John Healy [piano/keyboards/bck vcl],  Scott Maclellan [flute/bck vcl],  Linda Pennebaker [oboe], Ed Leamon [sax], Cheryl Wilson, Doug Johnson, Lu Moss, Mike Jones, Mike Sullivan, Mann Loiacono, Suzi Smith, Gloria Higgins Burke, Phyllis Loiacono, Dave Powell [bck vcl])
006 JUST ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE Kat Family ZS5-02839/KZ-37901 COL-CD-5814 EQ Music 7070
007 CASABLANCA Kat Family ZS5-03256/KZ-37901  COL-CD-5814 EQ Music 7070
008 THE CANDLE DANCER Kat Family KZ-37901  COL-CD-5814 EQ Music 7070
009 KEY LARGO Kat Family ZS5-02524/KZ-37901  COL-CD-5814 EQ Music 7070
010 PORT O CALL (SAVANNAH 55) Kat Family ZS5-03066/KZ-37901 COL-CD-5814 EQ Music 7070
011 WHITE LINE FEVER Kat Family ZS5-02524/KZ-37901  COL-CD-5814 EQ Music 7070
012 THE HEART IS THE HUNTER Kat Family ZS5-03066/KZ-37901 COL-CD-5814 EQ Music 7070
013 SHE'S GONE TO LIVE ON THE MOUNTAIN Kat Family ZS5-02839 ZS5-03256/KZ-37901 COL-CD-5814 EQ Music 7070
014 DOWN AT THE BLUE MOON Kat Family KZ-37901  COL-CD-5814
015 THE TROPICS Kat Family KZ-37901  COL-CD-5814
October 1982/January 1983 Pyramid "Eye" Recording Studio, Lookout Mountain, GA/Nashville, TN – Bertie Higgin
016 AS TIME GOES BY Kat Family KZ-38587 EQ Music 7070
017 PIRATES AND POETS Kat Family ZS4-03869 /KZ-38587 EQ Music 7070
018 WHEN YOU FALL IN LOVE (LIKE I FELL IN LOVE WITH YOU) Kat Family ZS4-04164 /KZ-38587
019 LEAH Kat Family KZ-38587 EQ Music 7070
020 UNDER A BLUE MOON Kat Family KZ-38587
021 TOKYO JOE Kat Family JS4-03782 /KZ-38587 COL-CD-5814
022 BENEATH THE ISLAND LIGHT Kat Family ZS4-037 ZS4-04164 /KZ-38587 COL-CD-5814 EQ Music 7070
023 ONLY YESTERDAY Kat Family ZS4-03289/ KZ-38587
024 MARIANNA Kat Family KZ-38587
025 PLEASURE PIER Kat Family KZ-38587
026 NEVER LOOKING BACK Kat Family KZ-38587
027 AS TIME GOES BY (REPRISE) Kat Family KZ-38587 
1985 unknown – Bertie Higgins
028 THE WALL CBS ZS4-05465
029 THE WALL –instr.- ZS4-05465
1986 Southern Tracks Studios, Atlanta, GA – Bertie Higgins
030 U 15721 GONE WITH THE WIND  Southern Tracks ST-1056/ EQ Music 7070
031 U 15721/U 23309 CANNONBALL Southern Tracks ST-1056 ST-2005
1987 Southern Tracks Studios, Atlanta, GA – Bertie Higgins
032 DON’T SHOW ME NO MEMORIES ST 1084
033 FLORIDA  ST 1084 ST 2000
1988 Southern Tracks Studios, Atlanta, GA – Bertie Higgins (Producer: Buddy Buie)
034 U 22199 YOU BLOSSOM ME ST-2000
035 U 23309 HOMELESS PEOPLE ST-2005
1989 Southern Tracks Studios, Atlanta, GA – Bertie Higgins (Producer: Buddy Buie)
036 KEY LARGO Southern tracks ST-2010 ST 0016/ STCD-0046  Sony 54667 COL-CD-9360
037 LEAH ST-2010/Sony 54667
038 MIAMI MOON Southern tracks ST-2015/STCD-0046
039 BACK TO THE ISLAND ST 2015
1986/1994 Southern Tracks Studios, Atlanta, GA – Bertie Higgins
040 BACK TO THE ISLAND Southern tracks STCD-0046
041 JAMAICA ME CRAZY Southern tracks STCD-0046  COL-CD-9360
042 PALM BEACH Southern tracks STCD-0046   EQ Music 7070
043 BRAZILIA Southern tracks STCD-0046   
044 CASABLANCA Southern tracks STCD-0046 COL-CD-9360
045 BLUE NEVER LOOKED GOOD ON YOU Southern tracks STCD-0046
046 ALL NIGHT RAIN Southern tracks STCD-0046
047 JUST ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE Southern tracks STCD-0046 Sony 54667 COL-CD-9360
Bertie Higgins is still active – some info in albums list



ALBUMS
Kat Family KZ-37901 Just Another Day in Paradise: Just Another Day In Paradise; Casablanca; Candleancer; Key Largo; Port O Call (Savannah 55); White Line Fever; The Heart Is The Hunter; She's Gone To Live On The Mountain; Down At The Blue Moon; The Tropics – 29-01-82
Kat Family KZ-38587 Pirates and Poets: As Time Goes By; Pirates And Poets; When You Fall In Love (Like I Fell In Love With You); Leah; Under A Blue Moon; Tokyo Joe; Beneath The Island Light; Only Yesterday; Marianna; Pleasure Pier; Never Looking Back; As Time Goes By (Reprise) – 25-03-83
Southern Tracks STCD-0046 Back to the Island: Back To The Island; Jamaica Me Crazy; Palm Beach; Brazilia; Miami Moon; Casablanca; Blue Never Looked Good On You; All Night Rain; Key Largo; Just Another Day In Paradise – 94 (also on Epic EK 66780 The Best Of Bertie Higgins / Then And Now)
Key Largo CD 002 Trop Rock: Key Largo; Montego Bay; The Gulf of Mexico; Kokomo; Sand and Foam; Jamaica Me Carzy; Margaritaville; The Breath of God; The Redneck Riviera; Jamaica Farewell; Key West; In Christiansted; Day Off; Leah; Volcano; The Devil's Triangle; Two Pina Coladas; Gone with the Wind; Just Another Day in Paradise; Casablanca - 00
Sony Music 54667 Island Bound: Key Largo;  My Tropical Vacation;  Kokomo; Montego Bay; The Gulf of Mexico; The Redneck Riveria; In Christiansted; Day Off; Bojanglin' on the Bayou;  Jamaica Farewell;  Just Another Day in Paradise;  Leah – 16-04-02
Key Largo no # Brazilia: Back to the Island; Palm Beach; Brazilia; Berlin; Angelina; Miami Moon; A Wonderful Waste of Time; As Time Goes By; It's Now or Never; Blue Never Looked Good on You; All Night Rain; Those Days of Summer - 03
Collectables COL-CD-9360 Key Largo: Key Largo; Kokomo; Montego Bay; Jamaica Farewell; Just Another Day in Paradise; Margaritaville; Two Pina Coladas; Casablanca; Jamaica Me Crazy; Devil's triangle – 16-09-03
Key Large no # (UPC 828999016020) A Buccaneer’s Diary: Florida; Carolina Blue; The King of Thule; The Girl; No Snake-A in Jamaica; Going to Alicetown; If You Wanna Be Happy; The Pyrates of Port Royale; The F Word; Islands; The Runner; My Great Grandfather; Tin Roof Shanties; Papillon; I Never Saw It Coming; I Miss You Already; Senorita Tonight; Key Largo [Video File] – 19-07-04
Key Large no # I Saw Three Ships: I Saw Three Ships; Oh Holy Night; Christmas Song; Joy To The World; Winter Wonderland; Little Drummer Boy; I'll Be Home For Christmas; Away In a Manger; What Child Is This (Greensleeves); Oh Come All Ye Faithful; Deck the Halls; White Christmas; First Noel; We Wish You a Merry Christmas – 09-11-10 (reissued on EQ Music 166637 in 2010)
Madacy MLG2- 51469 /EQ Music 7070 The Ultimate Collection: Casablanca;  Key Largo;  Just Another Day in Paradise;  Leah; Carolina Blue; Florida;  Kokomo; All Night Rain; Gone with the Wind;  It's Now or Never; In Christiansted; Day Off; As Time Goes By; Down at the Blue Moon; Bojanglin' on the Bayou; The Candle Dancer; The Pyrates of Port Royale; Jamaica Farewell; The Girl; The Breath of God; Pirates and Poets; Palm Beach; Brazilia;  Berlin; Angelina; Miami Moon; A Wonderful Waste of Time; The Gulf of Mexico; Port O Call;  Blue Never Looked Good on You; Montego Bay;  My Tropical Vacation; She's Gone to Live Upon the Mountain;  The Redneck Riviera; Beneath the Island Light; White Line Fever; The Heart Is the Hunter; Back to the Island;  If You Wanna Be Happy; Those Days of Summer – 07-03-05 (double)
Collectables COL-CD-5814 Golden Classics: Just Another Day in Paradise;  Casablanca;  Candle Dancer; Key Largo; Port O' Call; White Line Fever;  The Heart Is the Hunter; She's Gone to Live on the Mountain;  Down at the Blue Moon; The Tropics; Tokyo Joe; Beneath the Island Light – 14-03-06 (enhanced reissue of KZ-37901)
Toucan Cove ?  The Essential Playlist: Key Largo; Casablanca; Just Another Day In Paradise; Jamaica Me Crazy; Pirates and Poets; Candle Dancer; Back to the Island ; Gone With the Wind; Florida; Port O' Call; The Redneck Riviera; The Pyrates of Port Royale; Down At the Blue Moon; She's Gone to Live Upon the Mountain; The Tropics; The Flag's On Fire - 30-09-08 (sampler)
Toucan Cove 1100 Captiva:  Cowboys Of The Caribbean; The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face; Stir It Up; Blue Bayou; Brown Eyed Girl;  Sloop John B.; If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body; Key Largo - (w. Cheryl Wilson);  Brandy; Gettin' The Wrinkles Out;  Somewhere Over The Rainbow (What A Wonderful World); The Flag's On Fire; Day-O (The Banana Boat Song);  The Sea Of Cortez; Fireworks; Who Are You Pretty For? – 11-11-08 (Cayo Largo Studios, Burbank, CA/ Conway Recording, Tampa, FL/ County Q Strudios, Franklin, TN/ Native Sound, Van Nuys, CA/ OMNI Studios, Nashville, TN/ Rockabilly Recording Company, Branson, MO/ Southern Tracks Recording, Atlanta, GA – Bertie Higgins, * and Cheryl Wilson (Bertie Higgins [vcl/gt/drums/bck vcl],  J.R. Cobb [gt/bck vcl], Ronnie Hammond [gt/bck vcl],  George Marinelli [gt], Barry Bailey [gt], Danny Parks [gt], Jim Hoke [mandolin/steel/ ukulele/ flute/ recorder/sax], Jeff Pinkham [banjo], Josh Pinkham [mandolin], Daniel T. One/ Paul Scholten [drums], David Lapio [steel drum], Wade Benson Landry [fiddle], Richard Ricardi [accordion/ concertina], Dean Daughtry [piano/ keyboards/bck vcl], Gary E. Smith/ John Jeffrey Healey/ Maurice Crutcher [piano/ keyboards], Cheryl Wilson, Tarpon Fishin Tackle Choir, Billy Aerts, Julian Higgins, Eddie Hedges [bck vcl])
EQ Music 5272168 The Very Best Of Bertie Higgins: Casablanca; Key Largo; Just Another Day in Paradise; Kokomo; Carolina Blue; Florida; It's Now or Never; Leah (feat. Roy Oribson); All Night Rain; Gone With the Wind; In Christiansted;      Day Off; As Time Goes By; Down At the Blue Moon; Bojanglin' On the Bayou; The Candle Dancer; The Girl; Jamaica Farewell; Angelina; Pirates and Poets; Palm Beach; Brazilia; Berlin; Miami Moon; A Wonderful Waste of Time; The Gulf of Mexico; Port O Call; Blue Never Looked Good On You; Montego Bay; My Tropical Vacation;         She's Gone to Live Upon the Mountain; If You Wanna Be Happy; Beneath the Island Light; White Line Fever; The Heart Is the Hunter; Back to the Island – 10-08-10 (double)
Toucan Cove ? Year Of The Dragon: California Promises; Casablanca (feat. Jiang Zi Long); Green River;  If You Could Read My Mind; La Vie En Rose (feat. Sally Kellerman from the Film ''A Black Forest Christmas''); Mexico; Money for Nothing; Moonshadow; My Heart Will Go On; Oh. Come to Me; Save the Bales (From the Film ''the Colombian Connection''); Save the Last Dance for Me; Scarborough Fair; Since I Fell for You; Tanqueray; The Old Man and the Sea; Time In a Bottle; Toes; Water On the Moon; When I Fall in Love; When Will I See You Again - 26-06-12
Toucan Cove ? Bertie Higgins, Live: Key Largo (Show Opening Live); Just Another Day in Paradise; Back to the Island; Palm Beach; Key West; Margaritaville; Casablanca; Down At the Blue Moon; The F Word; Calypso Medley; Port O’ Call; Montego Bay;  Berlin; Day Off; Gone With the Wind; As Time Goes By; The Runaway; The Flag’s On Fire; Speeches – 08-04-14
Toucan Cove ? The Very Best Of Trop Rock: Key Largo; Casablanca; Just Another Day in Paradise; Montego Bay; The Gulf of Mexico; Leah; Fireworks; Kokomo; Margaritaville; Cowboys of the Caribbean; Sand and Foam; The Runner; Tanqueray; The Candledancer; In Christiansted; Pirates and Poets; Back to the Island; The Girl; Jamaica Me Crazy; The Pirates of Port Royale; Just Another Day in Paradise – 14 (sampler)
Toucan Cove ? Cowboys Of The Caribbean: Cowboys of the Caribbean; Just Another Day In Paradise (Country Radio Mix); Key Largo (Country Radio Mix); Bojanglin' on the Bayou; Carolina Blue; Trouble Creek Road; Leah (feat. Roy Orbison); Early Morning Love; Angelina; Tanqueray; The Gulf of Mexico; The Girl; The F Word; Fireworks; I Never Saw It Coming; My Tropical Vacation; The Redneck Riviera; Toes; Put Another Log On the Fire - 19-08-14

SINGLES
Rio (1977) Elbert Higgins
RR 1001 Doesn't Anybody Want To Hear A Love Song / Only Yesterday – 77
Sanctuary (1979) Elbert Higgins
SR 10001/7913 Sanctuary / Pelican Pelican - 79
Kat Family (1981-83)
WS9-02524 Key Largo / White Line Fever – 11-09-81
ZS5-02839 Just Another Day In Paradise / She's Gone To Live On The Mountain – 04-82
ZS5-03066 Port O Call / The Heart Is The Hunter – 07-82
ZS5-03256 Casablanca / She's Gone To Live On The Mountai – 09-82
ZS4-03782 Tokyo Joe / Beneath The Islands Light – 22-02-83
ZS4-03869 Pirates And Poets / Only Yesterday – 04-83
ZS4-04164 When You Fall In Love / Beneath The Island Light – 10-83
ZS8-05495 Key Largo / Just Another Day In Paradise – 08-85 (Kat Family Golden Oldies)
CBS Associated (1985)
ZS4-05465 The Wall / The Wall (instrumental) – 07-85
Southern Tracks
ST-1056 Gone With The Wind / Cannonball – 04-86
ST 1084  Don’t Show Me No Memories / Florida - 87
ST-2000 You Blossom Me / Florida – 08-88
ST-2005 Homeless People / Cannonball– 12-88
ST-2010 Leah / Key Largo – 89
ST-2015 Miami Moon / Back To The Island – 89
ST-0016 The Flag’s On Fire / Key Largo - 90

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