Sunday, July 17, 2016

Zeke Clements



*06-09-1911 Empire, AL, +04-06-1994
3rd version
by Praguefrank, Michel Ruppli, Kent Heineman, Mario Manciotti
SESSIONS


22 February 1937 Adolphus Hotel, Dallas, TX – Texas Ruby and Zeke (Texas Ruby and Zeke Clements)
001 61924 BLUE YODEL NO.1 Decca 5364 Coral 64003
002 61925 PRIDE OF THE PRAIRIE 5364 Coral 64003
ca. December 1945 Hollywood, CA – Zeke Clements and His Western Swing Gang
003 1 NEVER SMOKE ON THE RIVER Liberty 1-2 36893
004 2 I'LL HAVE TO LIVE AND LEARN Liberty 1-2  36893 / Cattle Compact CCD-220
005 3/BW 580 HONEST I'M HONEST WITH YOU Liberty 3/4  36954 Blazon 101 Black and White 10019
006 4/BW-576 YOU'RE FREE AGAIN Liberty 3/4 36953 Black and White 10014/ Cattle Compact CCD-220
ca. February 1946 Hollywood, CA – Zeke Clements and His Western Swing Gang
007 BW-574 BLUE MEXICO SKIES Liberty 5 Black and White 10013/ Cattle Compact CCD-220
008 LOOKING FOR AN ANGEL LIKE YOU Liberty 5 Black and White 10021/ Cattle Compact CCD-220
ca. May 1946 Hollywood, CA – Zeke Clements and His Western Swing Gang (poss Joseph Williams [gt], Sanford Williams [bass], Boots Harris [steel], Joe Pope [piano])
009 BW-575 NOBODY LOVES ME Blazon 10 Black and White 10013/ Cattle Compact CCD-220
010 BW-577 IT'S MY LIFE Blazon 10 Black and White 10014/ Cattle Compact CCD-220
011 BW-578 I'LL FACE THE WORLD WITH A SMILE Blazon 11 Black and White 10017/ Cattle Compact CCD-220
012 BW-579 OKLAHOMA BLUES Liberty 8 Black and White 10017/Cattle Compact CCD-220
013 AM I TOO LATE Blazon 8 101 Black and White 10019/ Cattle Compact CCD-220
014 IT WON'T DO YOU NO GOOD Blazon 11 Black and White 10021
around 1947 unknown – Zeke Clements [some purchased by MGM in 1950]
015 48-S-554 GUITAR WALTZ K10659
016 48-S-555 IN THE VALLEY OF DREAMS K10965
017 48-S-560 JUST LOOK AT YOU NOW K10659
018 48-S-606 RIDIN' DOWN THE RIVER K10965/ Cattle Compact CCD-220
019 48-S-607 I TRIED K10811
020 48-S-612 BLUE MEXICO SKIES K10811
ca late 1947 poss. WSM Radio Station Studio, Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Ave. North, Nashville, TN – Zeke Clements (possibly two sessions)
021 BROWN'S FERRY BOOGIE Bullet 653/Cattle Compact CCD-220
022 IN THE VALLEY OF MY DREAMS Bullet 653/ Cattle Compact CCD-220
023 I WON'T BE THERE TO LOVE YOU ANY MORE  Bullet 668
024 I DREAMED I SPENT CHRISTMAS IN HEAVEN 668
3 April 1949 Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North,Nashville 3, TN – Zeke Clements And His Men From Music Mountain
025 49-S-6046 THE PRICE I PAID FOR LOVING YOU 10437
026 49-S-6047 I WANTED TO, BUT I DIDN'T KNOW HOW 10437
027 49-S-6048 LOUISIANA 10552
028 49-S-6049 GIRL THAT DONE ME WRONG 10552
Fall 1949 unknown – Zeke Clements aka Homer Zeke Clemonts
029 IF-201 OPERATION BLUES 45-8080
030 IF 202 FEELING LOW, FEELING BLUE 45-8080
031 IF-203 SELL THE OLDEST STUFF IN TOWN 45-8088
032 IF-204 JUST MY IMAGINATION 45-8088
18 November 1952 Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville 3, TN – Zeke Clements and His Men From Music Mountain
033 52-S-6134 IF I HAD KNOWN K11495
034 52-S-6135 BLUE TEXAS BLUES unissued
035 52-S-6136 BABY WHAT'CHA DOIN' TO ME unissued
036 52-S-6137 WON'T'CHA LOVE ME K11641
037 52-S-6138 THERE'S POISON IN YOUR HEART K11399
038 52-S-6139 I WANT TO LIVE A LITTLE K11641
039 52-S-6140 EVERY DAY SHOULD BE MOTHER'S DAY K11495
040 52-S-6141 PAYDAY SATURDAY NIGHT K11399
ca. December 1953 unknown – Zeke Clements And His Men From Music Mountain
041 53-S-585/53-XY-603 BLUE TEXAS WALTZ K11852
042 53-S-586/53-XY-604 BABY WHAT’CHA‘ DOIN‘ TONIGHT K11852
043 53-S-587 THANK YOU LORD K11701
044 53-S-588 I LOVE THE NAME OF JESUS K11701
October 1954 Nashville, TN - Zeke Clements
045 54-S-520/54-XY-417 CHRISTMAS STAR K11872
046 54-S-521/54-XY-418 IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME K11872
047 54-S-522 I'VE GOT A LOT TO LEARN K12016
September 1955 unknown - Zeke Clements
048 MB-8986 YOU’RE FREE AGAIN Dot 45-15440
049 MB-8992 BLUE MEXICO SKY 45-15440
masters 8987/91 may have been unknown tracks by Z.C.
Zeke Clements recorded after 1955. Some info in singles list




RADIO TRANSCRIPTIONS
1940s [Standard Transcriptions] Hollywood, CA – Zeke Clements
RIDING DOWN THE LONESOME MOUNTAIN TRAIL V-111/Cattle Compact CCD-220
BLUE YODEL BLUES V-111/Cattle Compact CCD-220
MOONLIGHT ON THE TRAIL V-111/ Cattle Compact CCD-220
TERRIBLE MESSAGE V-111/Cattle Compact  CCD-220
KISS ME QUICK AND GO AWAY V-111/Cattle Compact CCD-220
TO MY DADDY V-111/Cattle Compact CCD-220
LONE STAR BLUES V-111/CCD-220

ALBUMS
Guest Star G/GS-1443 The Man From Music Mountain:
Me And My Big Loud Mouth; Texas Swing; Where The Sweet Blue Bonnets Grow; Mountain Home Blues; Return To Red River Valley; Lonesome World; Tennessee Skies; Poor Man's Paradise; Hear My Love Calling Me; Beyond The Border; Darlin' Rose Malone; God Made It All - 64
Cattle Compact [GER] CCD-220 Early Star Of The Grand Ole Opry: Brown's Ferry Boogie; Oklahoma Blues; I'll Face The World With A Smile; In The Valley Of My Dreams; Looking For An Angel; Am I Too Late?; Nobody Loves Me; It's My Life; You're Free Again; (I'll Have To) Live And Learn; Blue Mexico Skies; Riding Down That Lonesome Mountain Trail; Blue Yodel Blues; Moonlight On The Trail; Terrible Message; Ridin' Down The River; Kiss Me Quick (And Go Away); To My Daddy; Lone Star Blues - 00

EPs
Janet (1960)
EP 301 I Don't Like It / Here My Love Calling Me / I'm Goin' Steppin' Out With You / I've Tried To Forget You – 08-60 (rev. Aug. 22)


SINGLES
Decca (1937)
5364 Blue Yodel No. 1 / Pride Of The Prairie – 05-37 w. Texas Ruby
Coral 64003 Blue Yodel No. 1 / Pride Of The Prairie – 49 w. Texas Ruby (reissue)
Liberty / Blazon (1945-46) w. His Wester-Swing Gang
1/2 Never Smoke On The River / I'll Have To Live And Learn – 12-45 (reissued as 36893)
3/4 Honest I'm Honest With You / You're Free Again – 12-45 (rev. Dec. 22; reissued as 36954)
5 Blue Mexico Skies / Looking For An Angel Like You – 02-46
8 Oklahoma Blues / Am I Too Late -  05-46 (on Liberty and Blazon too)
10 It's My Life / Nobody Loves Me – 46 (Blazon)
11 I'll Face The World With A Smile / It Won't Do You No Good – 46 (Blazon)
Black and White
10013 Nobody Loves Me / Blue Mexico Skies – 01-47 (rev. Jan. 18)
10014 It's My Life / You're Free Again – 01-47
10017 I'll Face The World With A Smile / Oklahoma Blues – 02-47 (rev. Feb. 8)
10019 Honest I'm Honest / Am I Too Late - 47
10021 Lookin' For An Angel Like You / It Won't Do You No Good – 07-47 (rev. Aug. 2)
Bullet (1948)
653 Brown's Ferry Boogie / In The Valley Of My Dreams - 05-48
668 I Won't Be There To Love You Any More / I Dreamed I Spent Christmas In Heaven - 09-48
Imperial (1949)
45-8080 Operation Blues / Feeling Low, Feeling Blue - 49
45-8088 Sell The Oldest Stuff In Town / Just My Imagination - 49
MGM (1949-55)
10437 The Price I Paid For Loving You / I Wanted To, But I Didn’t Know How - 05-49
10552 Louisiana / Girl That Done Me Wrong - 11-49 (rev. Nov. 12)
K 10659 Guitar Waltz / Just Look At You Now - 03-50 (rev. March 25)
K 10811 Blue Mexico Skies / I Tried - 10-50
K 10965 Ridin' Down The River / In The Valley Of Dreams - 05-51
K 11399 There's Poison In Your Heart / Payday Saturday Night - 12-52
K 11495 If I Had Known / Every Day Should Be Mother's Day – 05-53
K 11641 Won't 'Cha Love Me / I Want To Live A Little - 12-53
K 11701 Thank You Lord / I Love The Name Of Jesus - 03-54
K 11872 Christmas Star / It's Christmas Time - 10-54 (rev. Nov. 4)
K 11852 Blue Texas Blues / Baby What 'Cha‘ Doin' Tonight - 11-54 (rev. Nov. 13)
K 12016 Clicking Castanets / I've Got A Lot To Learn - 06-55
Dot (1955)
45-15440 You're Free Again / Blue Mexico Sky - 12-55 (rev. Feb. 4, 1956)
Blazon
A-101 Am I Too Late / Honest I'm Honest – 59?
A-102 Thank You Lord / I Love The Name Of Jesus – 59 (MX: K8OW-0587/8)
Express (1962)
GS-EX 11 Bar Maid / Chained To An Old Love Affair - 62
Delta (1964)
DE-GS-1102 Just me and My Christmas Tree / Tell It Like It is - 64
Gold Standard (1964-)
101 Somebody's Been Beatin' My Time / I Wanna Live A Little - 64
116 Feelin‘  Mighty Lonesome / Why Should I Cry – 02-65 (ad. Feb. 20)
197 Be Ready / Don't Be Ashamed To Pray – 11-66
200 Smoke On The Water (Viet Nam Version) / Devil River  - 67 (MX: ZTSB-120417/18)
235 A Mixed Up World / Birdie With A Broken Wing  - 67
243 God Lives On / We Ain't Got Time - 67
245 Legend Of The 38-Special / The Same Wedding Band – 67
257 Just A Little Lovin‘ / Mexico Skies - 67
GS 250 It's Christmas Time / Christmas Star – 11-67
GS 271 Christmas In Heaven / It’s Christmas Time - 11-68
Cross and Crown (ca 1969)
C+C 01 House At The End Of The Road  / The Beauty Of It All – 69?
C+C 03 If The Saviour Had His Way / God's Miracles – 69?  w. The Piedmont Pioneers
Gold Standard (1965-)
GS 303 Welfare Love / Things Ain't Like It Used To Be - 06-70 (ad Oct. 17)
308 The Bottle And I / Louisiana Paradise - 71
319 Love Tree / When Did Our Love Begin To End – 71?


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